Planned Stoppages Listings

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For Canal & River Trust: canalrivertrust.org.uk>>

Winter stoppages 2020-2021: www.canalrivertrust.org.uk/media/report/winter-notices.pdf

For River Thames: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/river-thames-restrictions-and-closures

For Avon Navigation Trust: avonnavigationtrust.org/notices>>

For Bridgewater Canal Company: bridgewatercanal.co.uk>>

The Environment Agency’s Thames winter works: www.gov.uk/river-thames-conditions-closures-restrictions-and-lock-closures.

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Please note: The following events appear in the order that the dates are posted to the website with the newest listings at the top of the list.

Planned Stoppages Listings

Grand Union Canal

Planned Stoppages

Mooring Suspension 2 Day for one 70ft boat above Lock 90 (Norwood Top Lock)
Starts At: Lock 90, Hanwell Flight
Ends At: Bridge 203B, Maypole Dock

ADVICE (9am Tuesday 25 May until 6pm Wednesday 26 May 2021)

2 day mooring suspension of one space to accommodate our Trust boat.
This is to deliver a schools education visit to Norwood Top Lock.

Adjacent to University Station

Bridge 82, University Avenue

ADVICE (10pm Wednesday 19 May until 6am Tuesday 25 May 2021)

The towpath and canal will remain open.
Volker Fitzpatrick will be lifting materials over the canal and towpath to facilitate the redevelopment of University Station. Lifting will be permitted from 10pm to 6am. Please be advised that customers will be asked to wait for a short period of time when the crane lifts materials over the canal. Please follow directions from banksmen and take extra care when passing through the work area.

River Nene

Planned Stoppages

Wansford NVR Bridge to Weir at Water Newton

ADVICE (11am-12noon and 2-4pm Sunday 16 May 2021)

DETAILS: Please be aware there will be a swimming training event taking
place along from Stibbington, Wansford NVR Bridge to the weir at Water
Newton.
There will be a number of swimmers in the watercourse with safety boats and
officials’ present.
Please take care when navigating in this area and take heed of any signage
or instructions from the event officials on site.

For further information please contact the event organisers ‘As Keen As Mustard Events’
on 07525 069815 or our River Inspector Ian Cook on 07920 087741.

River Thames

Planned Stoppages

Iffley reach, Iffley Lock to Folly Bridge

RESTRICTION (1-5pm Sunday 30 May 2021)

Isis Spring League session 2 – racing will be held in half hourly intervals. Whilst racing is in progress boaters may be asked to moor up and wait for a period of no longer than 15 minutes.

River Thames

Planned Stoppages

Iffley reach – Iffley Lock to Folly Bridge

RESTRICTION (1-5pm Sunday 16 May 2021)

Isis Spring League session 1 – racing will be held in half hourly intervals. Whilst racing is in progress boaters may be asked to moor up and wait for a period of no longer than 15 minutes.

River Thames

Planned Stoppages

Iffley reach – Longbridges to the Head of the River public house

RESTRICTION (10.30am-6.30pm Saturday 29 May 2021)

Oriel Regatta – there will be a navigation channel on the right, non-towpath side of the river suitable for small craft. Larger craft will travel along the race course in between races. Boaters may be asked to wait for a period of no longer than 15 minutes.

Trent & Mersey Canal

Planned Stoppages

Festival Park, Etruria, Stoke on Trent
Starts At: Bridge 119A, Forge Lane Bridge
Ends At: Bridge 123 Newport Lane Bridge

TOWPATH CLOSURE (8am Monday 24 May until 6pm Monday 28 June 2021)

The towpath will be closed between Bridge 119A Forge Lane Bridge to Bridge 123 Newport Lane Bridge from 24th May to 28th June. The navigation will remain open.

Contractors will be working alongside the towpath. The works are part of the Etruria Valley Link Road highways scheme which includes the installation of a new bridge over the canal between bridges 119B and 119C. We kindly ask customers to take extra care, follow signages and the diversion route (via highway footpaths) to re-join towpath.

River Thames

Planned Stoppages

Sunbury reach, Desborough Channel to D’Oyly Carte Island

RESTRICTION (8am-6pm Saturday 22 May 2021)

Desborough Dashes 2021 – the navigation channel will be established on the old river around Desborough Island.

Grand Union Canal

Planned Stoppages

Repair to Gates
Lock 88, Uxbridge Lock
Up Stream Winding Hole: Uxbridge lock winding hole
Down Stream Winding Hole: Denham Marina

NAVIGATION CLOSURE (8.30am Wednesday 19 May until 5pm Thursday 20 May 2021)

Work is required to reline and repair the top gates to reduce leakage. The towpath will remain open at all times.

Welford Arm

ADVICE (Monday 17 May until Sunday 1 August 2021)

We are having the back pump installed again on the Welford Arm.
This will be put in place from the 17th May
This may affect the water levels and boaters are asked to proceed with caution.

Trent & Mersey Canal

Planned Stoppages

Intersection of: Iron Bridge 72A to Iron Bridge 72A on Trent & Mersey Canal and
Bridge 109 Haywood Bridge to Bridge 109 Haywood Bridge on Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal

TOWPATH CLOSURE (Monday 24 May until Monday 26 July 2021)

The towpath will be closed from Iron Bridge 72A, Trent & Mersey Canal, to Bridge 109 Haywood Bridge at the junction with Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal. The navigation will remain open.
Towpath improvement works will be carried out by contractors. The Canal & River Trust is working in partnership with the National Trust to connect Shugborough Park and Great Haywood, located on the Trent & Mersey Canal, with the Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal at Stafford. A diversion route will be advertised on site with notification. We kindly ask customers to take extra care when following the diversion route to re-join towpath.

Conisbrough Railway Bridge Inspection

RESTRICTION (8am-6pm Tuesday 18 May 2021)

Contractors will be carrying out an inspection of the Bridge structure for monitoring purposes to ensure its in a safe condition.
The Contractor will use roped access techniques to inspect the underneath of the Bridge.
Skippers of all craft to be advised that a delay of up to 20 minutes is possible to enable the Contractor to ensure passage under the Bridge is safe.

River Ouse

Planned Stoppages

Overhead power line works near Redhouse Lane

Drax Wharf

RESTRICTION (8am Wednesday 26 May until 6pm Thursday 8 July 2021)

Update on 29/04/2021:

The dates of work have been altered to accommodate the times when the power in the lines can be turned off and the alternative supplies are able to take over to cope with the demand.

Third Party Contractors will be replacing the overhead power lines from the 26th May to the 8th July.

Can all skippers please slow down and approach the area with caution.

Towpath users may be asked to wait for short periods if the contractors need to use the towpath for the installation procedures

Leeds & Liverpool Canal

Planned Stoppages

Greenberfield Lock 43 and Greenberfield Bridge 156
Starts At: Bridge 156, Greenberfield Bridge
Ends At: Bridge 156, Greenberfield Bridge

ADVICE (8.30am Monday 24 May until 6pm Friday 28 May 2021)

Please be advised that Third party Contractors will be onsite near Greenberfield Bridge 156 on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal to replace an electricity pole.
Whilst the navigation and towpath will remain open, we politely ask customers to approach the area with caution and listen to any advice that may be given by the Third Party contractors. There may a short delay of up to 20 minutes whilst the overhead cable is removed.

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