River Great Ouse

Start date: May 24, 2022
End date: June 11, 2022
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Stoppages & Restrictions

St Ives Lock

ADVICE (Monday 23 May 2022 until rescinded)

Please be aware, following river user reports, we are currently experiencing an
intermittent issue with the countdown delay timer on the guillotine lock gate at St
Ives which is being investigated.

In the meantime, a temporary solution may be attempted when the delay timer does
not operate as it should, either freezing or the countdown fails to initiate. This
involves leaving the timer for 3-5 minutes until it either returns to zero or the
guillotine gate can once again be operated, then fully lower the guillotine gate down
to the fully closed position.

Then without letting go of the guillotine gate open button, raise the gate until it stops
automatically, the countdown timer should then start, hold the gate open button for
a few more seconds before taking your finger off the button. Should the timer fail
once again, repeat the above steps a couple of times. Once the countdown timer
has initiated and reached zero you should then be able to raise the guillotine gate
fully and operate the lock as normal.

Should you still experience difficulties in operating the lock after trying what is
outlined above then contact the Environment Agency by calling our incident line;
0800 80 70 60 any time. Once the issue has been resolved, this notice will be
rescinded.