Boaters stuck at Sheffield Festival

Published: Monday, 20 September 2021

BOATERS attending the big Sheffield Festival on Saturday will have problems getting away.

Closed in two places

For the Sheffield & South Yorkshire Navigation is now closed in two places, Keith Gudgin reports.

It is the now normal broken lock stopping navigation at Long Sandall Lock at Rotherham that has failed with a broken heel post reported on Friday.

Again, vandalism is given as the reason.  But the heel post (spelt 'heal' by the trust stoppage notice!) is the long beam on which the gate pivots, so how vandals can damage this is open to question.


The other stoppage on the navigation is oil pollution above Tulles Boat Yard, above Rotherham Lock with investigation taking place today.

And yet again 'vandalism' is given as the reason.