Grand Union landslip not as bad as expected

Published: Saturday, 13 April 2024

THE landslip on the Grand Union Canal at Solihull is not as bad as expected.

It was discovered to be just seven trees that had been uprooted blocking the waterway and towpath. Contractors first cut down four of the trees, then yesterday, Friday, cut down and removed the remaining three with the navigation reopened, Keith Gudgin reports.

The bank itself was found to be sound.

Tidal Trent

The damage to the northern part of the visitor moorings at Dunham Bridge on the tidal Trent makes them unsafe to use as still not repaired.

The damage occurred in the January floods breaking the moorings. Our now being told that a crane boat is required to carry out the repairs but not available as undertaking essential work elsewhere this month.