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Topic: Boston Manor Park Canal Footbridge closed.
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Posted by: Michael Adams
Date/Time: 23/10/21 09:17:00

As of this morning Sat 23rd Oct the footbridge at the bottom
of Boston Manor Park across the canal is closed,

So anyone hoping to walk across the park from Boston Manor
Road and continue their walk along the canal will be
thwarted *.

I'm only posting this because the closure only becomes
apparent once you reach the foot of the bridge on either
side. Where to add insult to injury you're given
the standard *advice* to use another route. (What else
would you do ? Remain there in perpetuity/ )

When it would have been nice had someone thought
to post notices of the closure at the gates of the
Park to save people an unnecessary walk.

As it happens all that's wrong with the bridge is
that one of the plywood panels that forms the decking
has worked loose. A half hour job for a man with a box
of screws and a battery powered drill driver.

However given the bridge is possibly a shared responsibility
between LBE and the relevent Waterways body this probably means
a 3 month consultation process followed by a report
recommending that four of the plywood panels should be
replaced. Now two men with their drill driver and box
of screws taking four hours.

Instead of which conultation and report total cost £20,000.
Follwoed by 3 years of arguing betwen LBE and the Waterways
body as to whis going to pay for the four plywood panels
the screws and the two mens wages for four hours.

* The barriers consist of the standard 4ft brightly coloured
plastic jobbies. The cross member across the bottom make them resonably scalable even by a reasonably fit 74 yrs old, Only
don't try this at home children


michael adams† 



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Boston Manor Park Canal Footbridge closed. 23/10/21 09:17:00 Michael Adams
   Re:Boston Manor Park Canal Footbridge closed. 23/10/21 09:24:00 Michael Adams
      Re:Re:Boston Manor Park Canal Footbridge closed. 24/10/21 01:10:00 Guy Lambert
         Re:Re:Re:Boston Manor Park Canal Footbridge closed. 25/10/21 16:52:00 Michael Adams
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Boston Manor Park Canal Footbridge closed. 25/10/21 17:51:00 Joan Adamson
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Boston Manor Park Canal Footbridge closed. 25/10/21 20:17:00 Michael Adams
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Boston Manor Park Canal Footbridge closed. 26/10/21 10:29:00 Joan Adamson
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Boston Manor Park Canal Footbridge closed. 26/10/21 13:56:00 Michael Adams
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Boston Manor Park Canal Footbridge closed. 02/11/21 14:51:00 Guy Lambert
         Re:Re:Re:Boston Manor Park Canal Footbridge closed. 29/10/21 15:06:00 Sam Thomas
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Boston Manor Park Canal Footbridge closed. 03/11/21 13:02:00 Guy Lambert
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Boston Manor Park Canal Footbridge closed. 03/11/21 16:20:00 Sam Thomas
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Boston Manor Park Canal Footbridge closed. 12/11/21 23:20:00 Guy Lambert
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Boston Manor Park Canal Footbridge closed. 13/11/21 11:56:00 Joan Adamson
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Boston Manor Park Canal Footbridge closed. 13/11/21 22:51:00 Guy Lambert
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Boston Manor Park Canal Footbridge closed. 28/11/21 18:16:00 Joan Adamson
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Boston Manor Park Canal Footbridge closed. 10/12/21 11:54:00 Guy Lambert
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Boston Manor Park Canal Footbridge closed. 10/12/21 18:08:00 Joan Adamson
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Boston Manor Park Canal Footbridge closed. 23/01/22 18:09:00 Joan Adamson
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Boston Manor Park Canal Footbridge closed. 24/01/22 17:45:00 Guy Lambert
                                       Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Boston Manor Park Canal Footbridge closed. 24/01/22 17:56:00 Joan Adamson
                                          Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Boston Manor Park Canal Footbridge closed. 11/02/22 21:23:00 Guy Lambert
                                             Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Boston Manor Park Canal Footbridge closed. 12/02/22 18:05:00 Joan Adamson
   Re:Boston Manor Park Canal Footbridge closed. 12/11/21 19:21:00 Mike Lambshire
   Re:Boston Manor Park Canal Footbridge closed. 12/11/21 19:22:00 Mike Lambshire
   Re:Boston Manor Park Canal Footbridge closed. 12/11/21 19:22:00 Mike Lambshire
      Re:Re:Boston Manor Park Canal Footbridge closed. 11/12/21 11:55:00 Raymond Havelock
         Re:Re:Re:Boston Manor Park Canal Footbridge closed. 11/12/21 18:24:00 Nicholas Beard
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Boston Manor Park Canal Footbridge closed. 13/12/21 13:14:00 Raymond Havelock
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Boston Manor Park Canal Footbridge closed. 15/12/21 07:31:00 Nicholas Beard
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Boston Manor Park Canal Footbridge closed. 15/12/21 08:44:00 Raymond Havelock
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Boston Manor Park Canal Footbridge closed. 11/02/22 22:31:00 Maria Hastings
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Boston Manor Park Canal Footbridge closed. 11/02/22 22:39:00 Philippa Bond
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Boston Manor Park Canal Footbridge closed. 12/02/22 00:01:00 Guy Lambert
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Boston Manor Park Canal Footbridge closed. 13/02/22 10:01:00 Raymond Havelock
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Boston Manor Park Canal Footbridge closed. 19/03/22 16:39:00 Philippa Bond
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Boston Manor Park Canal Footbridge closed. 22/03/22 07:18:00 Michael Adams
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Boston Manor Park Canal Footbridge closed. 22/03/22 09:19:00 Raymond Havelock
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Boston Manor Park Canal Footbridge closed. 08/04/22 20:19:00 Joan Adamson
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Boston Manor Park Canal Footbridge closed. 08/04/22 23:11:00 Guy Lambert
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Boston Manor Park Canal Footbridge closed. 09/04/22 09:12:00 Maggie Dodge

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