Meeting the big cheese
I’VE MET AND shaken hands with the big cheese of the Canal & River Trust… yes, the man himself, Mr Richard Parry.
We had an open day at the drained locks and new gates just above our mooring at Mountsorrel on the River Soar, and low and behold, he actually came here. Haven’t quite got to the stage of calling him Dick yet, but it’s a start!
Contrary to belief, he hasn’t got two heads and all the smiles you see on any photographs are not down to plastic surgery or Botox; he really is a genuinely nice man who has time to listen and takes your comments on board.
All the non believers should really give him a chance and a fair crack of the whip, after all, he’s trying to help the waterways the best he can, even if there are things that we see and he doesn’t that beggar belief of money wasting, but time will tell.
Apparently, close to 800 people went down into the lock, luckily not all at once.
So we now have new gates top and bottom and the man came to see us, marvellous.