How accurate the list of spending?

Published: Monday, 01 March 2021

SO VICTOR gives 'a bit of praise' to Canal & River Trust for money it is spending on the northern waterways, writes T. Lang.

All well and good, but how accurate is the list of spending?  Seeing the photographs by Brian D Jarrett, I too have to agree there is a complete lack of a priority on the waterways today.

Blue signs and flower boxes

Is it going to be spent on locks and leaks, or will much of it go on a plethora of blue signs and flower boxes as Brian illustrated?

I too remember the plants in the flower beds at the locks on the Birmingham & Fazeley all those years ago that were stolen, and I am afraid these new ones too will also incur the same fate, as 'free' plants in so out of the way places is too much of a temptation for some.