Boaters using the Macclesfield Canal over the Bank Holiday weekend may be in for a little inconvenience. British Waterways has warned that the pump-out facility at Bosley Locks has suffered a major mechanical breakdown and that it will not be possible to get the necessary parts until after Bank Holiday Monday.
BW advises anyone hoping to empty their tanks over the weekend that the nearest BW pump-out facilities are at Red Bull on the Trent and Mersey Canal.
There are non-BW facilities at Macclesfield Canal Centre, Bollington Wharf, Lyme View Marina and at Heritage Marina (Scolar Green) as well as at Portland Basin Marina near the junction of the Peak Forest and Ashton Canals.
Enquiries about this problem should be made to BW on 01782 785703.