Past Stoppages & Restrictions Listing

River Thames

Planned Stoppages | Stoppages & Restrictions

Radcot Lock

LOCK CLOSURE (7.30am-4pm Wednesday 9 October 2019)

Radcot Lock riser pile replacement. The old riser has become rotten and has been partially removed for safety reasons. There will be no passage through Radcot Lock between 7:30am and 4pm on Wednesday 9 October 2019.

Long Sandall Lock

Update on 23/09/2019:

The problem with the sluice has been resolved and passage through the lock is now possible.

RESTRICTION (4.30pm Saturday 21 September 2019 until further notice)

A problem has developed with a gate sluice not operating correctly.
The lock will be open between the hours of 8am and 4pm outside of these hours the lock will be shut.

Calder & Hebble Navigation

Stoppages & Restrictions

Lock 18, Shepley

Update on 25/09/2019:

Repairs have been completed and lock is now back to normal operation.

Update on 24/09/2019:

Repairs are ongoing, which are currently been affected by the current weather conditions and resulting high water levels.

Thursday 19 September 2019 15:15 until further notice

Type: Navigation Restriction
Reason: Information


Original message:

The tailgate paddle on the towpath side isn’t currently working (going downstream).

Lock is taking longer to fill as only operating on one paddle.

Please be patient as the lock may take longer to fill before repairs are carried out.

Leeds & Liverpool Canal

Stoppages & Restrictions

Starts At: Bridge 170, Higherland Bridge
Ends At: Bridge 169A, Anchor Bridge

TOWPATH CLOSURE (until 5pm Thursday 3 October 2019)

Update on 18/09/2019:

Due to the current site progress this towpath closure has been extended until 3rd October.

 

Regent’s Canal

Stoppages & Restrictions

Lock 3, Kentish Town Lock

Update on 25/09/2019:

The Lock is now opened.

NAVIGATION CLOSURE (3pm Monday 16 September 2019 until further notice)

Following the long period of mainly dry weather, flows of water from the river tributaries that feed the Grand Union Canal remain low.  This is having a direct impact on the water levels on the Paddington Arm, the Regent’s Canal, and the Hertford Union Canal.  Our water management team has also recorded that water is frequently being run through locks, including Hampstead Rd, overnight which is further depleting the water supply.  This means that currently there isn’t enough water in central London for navigation.

 

We have therefore taken the difficult decision to temporarily close navigation so that water levels can return to normal.

 

The following locks will be closed from Monday 16 September 2019:

 

  • Grand Union – Lock 90 Top Lock only.
  • Regent’s – Hampstead Rd Lock 1A and 1B
  • Regent’s – Kentish Town Lock 3
  • Regent’s – Mile End Lock 9
  • Hertford Union – Lock 1

 

We are monitoring the situation constantly and will reopen the locks as soon as practically possible.  Our aim is to strike a balance between making the waterways as accessible as possible for boaters while mitigating against future risk and we appreciate your patience during this unprecedented time.

 

Regent’s Canal

Stoppages & Restrictions

Starts At: Lock 1A, Hampstead Road Lock
Ends At: Lock 1B, Hampstead Road Lock

Update on 25/09/2019:

The lock is now opened.

NAVIGATION CLOSURE (3pm Monday 16 September 2019 until further notice)

Following the long period of mainly dry weather, flows of water from the river tributaries that feed the Grand Union Canal remain low.  This is having a direct impact on the water levels on the Paddington Arm, the Regent’s Canal, and the Hertford Union Canal.  Our water management team has also recorded that water is frequently being run through locks, including Hampstead Rd, overnight which is further depleting the water supply.  This means that currently there isn’t enough water in central London for navigation.

 

We have therefore taken the difficult decision to temporarily close navigation so that water levels can return to normal.

 

The following locks will be closed from Monday 16 September 2019:

 

  • Grand Union – Lock 90 Top Lock only.
  • Regent’s – Hampstead Rd Lock 1A and 1B
  • Regent’s – Kentish Town Lock 3
  • Regent’s – Mile End Lock 9
  • Hertford Union – Lock 1

 

We are monitoring the situation constantly and will reopen the locks as soon as practically possible.  Our aim is to strike a balance between making the waterways as accessible as possible for boaters while mitigating against future risk and we appreciate your patience during this unprecedented time.

 

Peak Forest Canal

Stoppages & Restrictions

Bridge 25, Higgins Clough Swingbridge

Update on 17/08/2019:

Our contractors have made the repairs to the bridge this morning and the bridge is now operable.

Friday 16 August 2019 16:00 until further notice

Type: Navigation Closure 
Reason: Repair


Original message:

The swing bridge has sustained slight damage, preventing the bridge from swinging.  Contractors will attend site tomorrow morning,  and provide an update after an inspection.

River Severn Navigation

Stoppages & Restrictions

Starts At: Lock 2 Gloucester Lock
Ends At: Bridge 10, Blackbridge

NAVIGATION CLOSURE (2.30pm Thursday 6 June 2019 until further notice)

Update – 07/06/2019

Please be advised that this obstruction has now been cleared, however we advised caution when navigating this stretch of the River Severn.

Gloucester & Sharpness Canal

Stoppages & Restrictions

Saul Sanitary Station

ADVICE (12noon Monday 10 December 2018 until further notice)

Please take care when using the customer facilities at Saul Junction Sanitary Station. Any further abuse to the toilet and shower doors will result in the facilities being taken out of service.

Please do not leave personal belongings unattended in the laundry room at Saul Junction Sanitary Station. Any items found unattended will be immediately removed and disposed of by a member of staff.