The landing stage at the facilities appeared to be sloping and sinking, with some of the boards rotting. It has now been replaced using sturdy oak posts for a longer life and an anti-tread surface has been put down to avoid slipping. The muddy border strip has been surfaced with chippings and a low fence put in place to prevent car drivers attempting to drive onto the landing.
BW's Stephen Ballard said: "The improvements have made a real difference. It is much safer and the changes have enhanced the appearance of the canal. The work should help boaters enjoy their time along the canal in a safe and relaxing way."
Before and after photos of the landing stage at Hebden Bridge facility boaters' facilities