Starting repairs to K&A lock gate on Friday.

Published: Wednesday, 14 July 2021

IT WILL be Friday before work is started on the detached lock gate on the Kennet & Avon Canal.

Damaged loc24KAThis is Lock 24 at the bottom of Caen Hill flight that a boater knocked off its support, leaving the gate at an angle. But as Stewart Downs wrote on Monday, this was the third time this had occurred.  (Stewart's photograph.)

Could be a fault

It would seem that happening so often there could be a fault in the gate's support that is possibly not of the strength it needs to be to withstand the impact of boats driven by boaters that misuse the system.

However it will be Friday before work starts on the gate, Keith Gudgin informs us, with no intimation as to its actual completion date.