Keeping up the trend

Published: Wednesday, 05 June 2024

THE Canal & River Trust are certainly keeping up the trend with stoppages.

There were 31 stoppages during May—making it one a day!

We were caught in one of the stoppages at Fradley, that was not even listed in the stoppage notices.

Three stoppages

And it looks as though the trend is continuing with three stoppages alone on Monday with a pedestal fault at Low Lane Swing Bridge on the New Junction Canal. (Now repaired.)

A fault with Diglis Large Lock on the Severn and failed paddles on Lock 1 on the Rufford Branch.

Good news

The good news is that the new gate has been fitted and the works will be completed today, Wednesday, on Lowsonford Lock 28 on the South Stratford Canal and the navigation reopened.

Richard Parry, Chief Executive of the Canal & River Trust is at present proclaiming that the system needs more money from the government to keep up with the repairs on the 200/250 years old network. Telling the government of the many failures would certainly help to prove this—Editor.'