Ripon boaters can escape at last

Published: Saturday, 17 July 2021

IT HAS been a very long wait for the boaters trapped in the Ripon Canal Basin.

But at long last the boaters who have been stuck in the basin since the 19th May can escape as the cills have at last been fitted on the broken lock, Keith Gudgin reports.


Keeping up with the misinformation Canal & River Trust stated yesterday (Friday) 'Repairs have been carried out and the canal is now open'.

Then later stating 'The lock should be available from Saturday 17th July'.

Take your pick.