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Armstrong Drive WR1 2GE, Access to Diglis Dry Dock Boat Yard, Worcester & Birmingham Canal

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From Date:02/12/2021 09:00
To Date:On-going
Is the towpath closed?No


Since the Trust’s volunteers did work to clear vegetation and erect the fence the path has been used by more people, despite this not being a public right of way. The increased pedestrian use is causing significant safety concerns for the operating of an industrial business at the dry dock.

The Trust and our tenant worked together to investigate the safety and security concerns for their operation, as well as people using the lock gates as a footpath. The decision has been taken to permit our tenant to enclose the area they lease from us and prevent general access for members of the public.

We apologise for any inconvenience this causes but the decision is in the best interests of everyone’s safety, the path is not a public right of way and enclosing the area is in line with the operation of most boatyards and industrial units.

Closest waterway:Worcester & Birmingham Canal.
Starts at:Lock 2 Diglis
Ends at:Lock 2 Diglis