We have recently been in Braunston and if you had wanted to use one of the 2 elsans in this so called centre of the canal system just forget it .The one by Midlands Chandlers has been unavailable for over 3 weeks. Also one of the taps is not working and the whole area around the taps is like a bog and overgrown. The other elsan in Braunston was also blocked with the adjacent water tap not working.There was then a queue of 4 boats waiting to use the water tap at the stop house. So if you wanted water and had a cassette to empty you were a bit up poo creek without a paddle in Braunston.
Its strange how Canal and River Trust spends millions on resurfacing Towpaths for speeding cyclists and walkers ,yet us boaters who pay a lot of money to the trust every year are left with appalling ,filthy and failing facilities all over the system.
Happy (peed off) Days