I wrote a week or two ago about the build up of debris at Grants lock. Well I also mentioned it to BW and this week received this from Nigel Powell
The flotsam that builds up at Grants lock is cleared each time a workboat passes through. This has been more difficult recently as we have a large proportion of new staff who do not have the helmsman certificate required to operate BW craft. This issue will be resolved as those staff are attending the RYA course today, after which these works will be planned in over the coming weeks.
I wonder what the excuse is at Nell’s Bridge Lock where BW have a yard.
However BW staff were being trained as Nigel said. Here they are at the training centre in Banbury. Trainer Paul Fox on the left.