Still no pump-out
I wrote to CanalBoat around four years ago about the Lee Navigation and the lack of working Canal & River Trust pump-outs, in particular the one at Hazelmere.
CRT replied that its local team checks the facilities once a week, it was not aware the pump-out was broken and that it made a repair as soon as it was made aware of the situation.
Meanwhile… boaters should be aware that when we were again on the Lee Navigation at the beginning of this season, the Hazelmere pump-out still wasn’t working and the Canal & River Trust facilities at Waltham Town have completely gone, due to the site being redeveloped.
If you are planning on travelling this route, we recommend pumping-out at Limehouse Basin before venturing north, or at the Lee Valley Boat Centre at Broxbourne. DEBORAH MENDEL-LION, via email