En­emy Agents?

Canal Boat - - Letters - WG PAN­NELL, via email

I AL­WAYS LOOK for­ward to Steve Hay­wood’s ar­ti­cle, but Oc­to­ber’s about the En­vi­ron­ment Agency was a cracker (my mate calls them En­emy Agents). We were on the River Nene ear­lier this year at Al­wal­ton Lock and I was in­fu­ri­ated to find that af­ter five years the shoal has not been re­moved. To en­ter Al­wal­ton lock from Peter­bor­ough there is just about room to get to the lock but there are so many marker buoys you don’t know which way to en­ter as there is no sig­nage. Af­ter a long email to Ir­ven Forbes (Anglian Re­gion Wa­ter­ways Man­ager) com­plain­ing about this he in­formed me that the shoal would be re­moved in the au­tumn; I replied that if it isn’t I would with­hold my li­cence money un­til it is – I think it is about time more of us did this; it might just gee them into ac­tion, and what else can we do?

I agree with you whole­heart­edly Steve, and have told them the same – roll on the time when the Canal & River Trust take over.

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