Pennine Waterways News

Thursday, 30 April 2009

Further thoughts on proposed Canal Street fence

Following on from the item about the proposed "safety fence" along Canal Street in Manchester, reported earlier today....

Another point to be considered, which will affect most boaters, is that the access to Lock 86 for people operating the lock is by climbing over the wall and using the steps carved into a stone back alongside the lock.

The proposed fence would make it nearly impossible and certainly dangerous to climb over at this point.

The council seems to be unaware that this is the means of access to the lock, as its "Design Statement" incorrectly states "There are no access points to any of these landing stages from Canal Street".

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