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Gates locked along the towpath

Reported via desktop in the Other Highways issue category anonymously at 10:21, Tuesday 21 March 2023

Sent to Shropshire Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 14110174.

Gates are left locked blocking access to the towpath from certain directions for several days after the river has dropped. This happens every time that the river floods. Some entrances to the towpath do not have gates which means that people can access the towpath walk along it and then find their route blocked by a gate which they often climb over.

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  • Thank you for contacting us. This note is to confirm that we have received your report and we'll be in touch with an update as soon as possible.

    Posted by Shropshire Council at 10:21, Tuesday 21 March 2023

  • We have looked into this issue and can advise that the work required will be completed in our programme of upcoming maintenance.

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Shropshire Council at 16:34, Tuesday 21 March 2023

  • This is not an answer to my comments and observations. I was not asking when the gates would reopen but why they are consistently kept locked when the river has been within normal levels for several days. Also there is a problem with there being so many unlocked access points that gates present an extra risk because people climb them.

    Posted anonymously at 22:53, Tuesday 21 March 2023

  • Aware some areas not gated when towpath flooded , signs are to be placed at these locations warning of closed towpath, longer term plans to coincide with recent river safety report to gate off these areas .

    Posted anonymously at 10:40, Monday 3 April 2023

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