Do you recall boaters, all the furore last year about the cost of installing unnecessary wooden bollards at single locks? The humiliation heaped on the heads of British Waterways senior management by the boating fraternity for wasting money and resources on lock-side lumps of lumber that were no use to man or beast? Guess what I saw today?
Three wooden bollards.
As of today, Great Haywood Lock is now sporting three brand new wooden bollards! The bottom gate is still pxxxing water but we had three vans and three men fitting bollards, go figure..
Maybe BW have a warehouse full of these trip hazards that need using up. Can I suggest that in the current inclement conditions there might be a better use for them - we would gladly burn a few on our fire and I am sure that other boaters would be only too pleased to offer the same solution to BW's supply dilemma.
The silly season continues it seems...