Is it or isn't it closed?

Published: Monday, 17 August 2020

I HAVE received a typical stoppage notice from Canal & River Trust, writes Amy Dickerson.

The heading states that the navigation is open yet the body of the message states it is closed.

This is typical of most messages sent out by CaRT.

Other paddles checked?

Last week Lock 1 was closed because of a failure of a paddle.  Were the other paddles looked at and was Lock 2 checked at the same time?  I suspect not.  Yet another example of wait until it breaks.

[The notice Amy refers to was the stoppage at Hack Green on the Shropshire Union Canal with the heading stating 'Navigation : Open, Towpath: Closed, whilst the body of the notice told the navigation was closed...]