More calls for compensation

Published: Monday, 12 October 2009

THE closure of the Shropshire Union Canal by the leak at Shebdon Embankment has led to more calls for compensation from Market Drayton's mayor.

Councillor Roy Aldcroft wants compensation for the town's businesses that have been affected by the closure, and states he was writing to British Waterways seeking talks on whether there was any help for such people loosing business whilst the canal is closed, Alan Tilbury reveals.

He relates that people are 'loosing thousands of pounds a week' stating:

"It's basically just to ask if there are any arrangements or if they are prepared to discuss arrangements for compensation for key establishments, in particular the canalside businesses that have been seriously affected."

Audlem Parish Council officials have written to British Waterways to express 'great concern' over the effect the closure was having on businesses in the village, as was reported in narrowboatworld.