A Picture is worth a Thousand Words Pictures taken of the Tennant Canal in Summer 2021 from Jersey Marine to Neath Abbey. The Glan-y-Wern meets the Tennant Canal close to Port Tennant. 17-06-2021. Tennant Canal in a dreadful condition at Amazon UK. 17-06-2021. Tennant Canal at the rear of Amazon UK. 17-06-2021. Low water conditions at Jersey Marine village resulted in the same area becoming overwhelmed by weed just 8wks later. Below. 01-05-2021. Jersey Marine 17-07-2021. Port Tennant Company (Canal) Weed Cutter Barge Shed at Jersey Marine. 16-08-2021. Red Jacket is completely overwhelmed by dense weed. 02-07-2021 This Picture could easily be the Tennant Canal’s future if the Port Tennant Company, Natural Resources Wales, and Neath and Port Talbot Council don’t start recognising the importance of the historic waterway. Red Jacket Pill is completely dominated by dense weed. 02-07-2021. Red Jacket Pill Overflow. 08-07-2021. Port Tennant Company (Canal) Weed Cutter and Dredger broke down in 2018 at Red Jacket Pill. 30-06-2021. Cwrt y Bettws 02-07-2021 Hundreds of Fish becoming distressed at Cwrt y Bettws 14-07-2021. Tennant Canal at Cwrt y Bettws. Notice how just a small inlet of moving water helps to ward off the unwanted attentions of the encroaching weed in its path. 23-07-2021. Cwrt y Bettws. 30-06-2021. Steel Supply Stretch – Swans with their young relieved to find a channel of clear water. 18-08-2021. Steel Supply. Drains built alongside the Canal? The same Company tore down trees below. 14-04-2021. Steel Supply Stretch. Trees were torn down by heavy machinery. The Swans also had to find a way around. 18-08-2021. Steel Supply Stretch. Notice the thin channel which the family of Swans made earlier. 18-08-2021. Fenestration PVC Recycling Skewen. Note: White fine plastic dust covers the surface in hot weather. 22-06-2021. Fenestration Recycling Skewen. Growing piles of UPVC granules and dust without any protective covers just feet away from the canal’s edge. 18-08-2021. Tennant Canal at Derwen Group is completely dominated by dense weed. 18-08-2021. Pentreyffnon, Skewen is affected by dense weed. 18-08-2021. Pentreyffnon, Skewen. 18-08-2021. Pentreyffnon, Skewen. 18-08-2021. Pentreyffnon, Skewen. 18-08-2021. The Skewen Cutting contains a stone-lined bed, which was laid in 1821 in the form of an inverted arch. 18-08-2021. Stone-lined bed collapsing at Skewen’s cuttings. 18-08-2021. Stone-lined bed collapsing at Skewen cuttings. 18-08-2021. Stone stone-lined bed collapsing at Skewen’s cuttings near the Tramway Bridge. 18-08-2021 Neath Abbey Industrial Estate Skewen. Only a small clear swim remains. 18-08-2021. Excessive weed growth and overhanging trees on canal towpaths in many areas are becoming difficult for walkers and cyclists. There are reports that members of the public are now volunteering to clear towpaths and historic bridges. 18-08-21. Neath Abbey. The Tennant Canal is completely choked in dense weed. 07-08-2021.