Towpath Mess – Bradford on Avon to Avoncliff. April 2018
Dear local residents of Bradford on Avon.
Is no one else not upset by the state of the canal towpath between Bradford on Avon and Avoncliff?
There are a small minority of boaters / boats that (at times) use the towpath as their extended dumping ground. I understand boaters need to make repairs, however, we have reached a point where it appears that this stretch of the canal (used by hundreds of local residents of BoA and beyond) is now reached a “tipping point” (excuse the pun)
What can be done?
Engage with these boaters?
- Ask if they can clean-up their belongings from the towpath?
- Ask why they cannot move like other continuous cruiser licence payers?
- Do they need help support?
- Offer to help them cleanup.
Contact the canal river trust?
Contact Wiltshire County Council (who manage the Barton country park)?
- Write to the council, ask them to help?
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I realise this is a contentious issue, with different sides.
If we give and take on both sides, this can be easily resolved.
But finally, lets try and have pride and care for our canal towpath, so we can ALL share and enjoy.
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