'Excessive wear' of lock closes Grand Union

Published: Saturday, 16 October 2021

THE flight at Stoke Bruerne on the Grand Union Canal is closed due to excessive wear.

stoke bruerne400Canal & River Trust state it is due to 'excessive wear on the heel behind the collar on the lower gates', on the Top Lock (14) but this clearly points to lack of maintenance as it joins many other locks suffering a similar fate with their heel posts caused simply by lack of maintenance.

Closed without warning

It has been closed without warning, with boaters now stuck at both ends of the flight with more arriving.'

The only inforation from the trust is that 'the situation is now under review', Keith Gudgin reports.