Pilling Lane, Lydiate – Canal & River Trust say they will repair the closed steps October to December 2013.

I took this shot during the last snow in Lydiate

I took this shot during the last snow in Lydiate

I have posted previously about the closed pedestrian steps that lead from the Leeds Liverpool Canal towpath to Pilling Lane in Lydiate. They have been closed for many months now but getting a timescale for the required repairs from the Canal & River Trust (previously known as British Waterways) has proved difficult.

Step forward Barbara Keenan the new Clerk to Lydiate Parish Council because she has gained the answer. In an e-mail to Barbara dated 4th February Andrea Barrett from the Trust says that ‘Funding has now been sourced and these works are currently planned to be completed in October to December 2013. The repair works will include the bridge, canal wash walls and steps.’

I suspect that with another summer of the steps being closed that the timescale will hardly be one to make folks happy but at least it looks like we can at last see an end to this problem.

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