Aire & Calder closed for a month

Published: Wednesday, 14 July 2021

THE Aire & Calder navigation is being closed for a month in the peak holiday time.

Surely what should have been winter work, as no urgency, Canal & River Trust have decided to close Ferrybridge Flood Lock for maintenance, Keith Gudgin reports.

Middle of holiday season

The closure, starting on Monday until Friday 13th August means the Aire & Calder will be closed for two weeks in the middle of the holiday season.

The trust tells that the stoppage is required to replace the downstream gates and cills and check and repair downstream sluices, that surely could have waited until winter, as there has been no failure, as in so many other cases.