Planned Stoppages Listings

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For Canal & River Trust: You can find all notices at
https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/notices

Winter stoppages 2021-2022: 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.

CRT Enquiries: 03030 404040 unless indicated otherwise


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

Oxford Canal

Start date: June 29, 2022
Est. end if know: July 6, 2022
Planned Stoppages

Wide-beam boat movement between Braunston to Dunchurch Pools Marina
Starts At: Bridge 93/94, Braunston Junction
Ends At: Bridge 81, Borstal Bridge

ADVICE (5-9am Tuesday 5 July 2022)

There is a planned wide-beam boat journey on the North Oxford Canal from Braunston to Dunchurch Pools Marina on the 05/07/22 between 5am – 9am.

We kindly remind boating customers to be aware of a wide-beam boat and take extra care whilst navigating through this section of the canal.

Oxford Canal

Start date: June 29, 2022
Est. end if know: July 8, 2022
Planned Stoppages

Wide-beam boat movement between Dunchurch Pools Marina to Braunston
Starts At: Bridge 81, Borstal Bridge
Ends At: Bridge 93/94, Braunston Junction

ADVICE (5-9am Thursday 7 July 2022)

There is a planned wide-beam boat journey on the North Oxford Canal from Dunchurch Pools Marina to Braunston on the 07/07/22 between 5am – 9am.

We kindly remind boating customers to be aware of a wide-beam boat and take extra care whilst navigating through this section of the canal.

Oxford Canal

Start date: June 28, 2022
Est. end if know: July 9, 2022
Planned Stoppages

Towpath between Bridge 128 and Bridge 127
Starts At: Bridge 128, Willisons Bridge
Ends At: Bridge 127, Stoneton Bridge

ADVICE (7am Monday 4 July until 6pm Friday 8 July 2022)

Contractors working on behalf of HS2 are installing a temporary bridge over the Oxford Canal 70m East of Bridge 128.

To protect the towpath and waterway wall during ground preparation works, a 26m row of sheet piles will be installed at the rear of the towpath.

During the installation, lookouts will be stationed at Bridges 127 and 128 to phone through to site to temporarily cease works whilst customers are escorted past the works area.

Delays of up to 15 minutes my occur. Heras fencing will be placed in front of the sheet piles for security. The works will not affect boaters.

Nottingham & Beeston Canal

Start date: June 28, 2022
Est. end if know: July 17, 2022
Planned Stoppages

Bridge 19, Turnover Bridge
Ends At: Bridge 18, Boots

ADVICE (8am-4.30pm Saturday 16 July 2022)

Mooring Suspension

There is a Commonwealth Games community fishing event planned on Saturday 16th July.

Due to this event there will be a mooring suspension between Turnover Bridge 19 to just past Bridge 18, Boots on the Nottingham Beeston Canal between 8am and 4:30pm.

The suspension will start at peg 142 (near Bridge 19) and run though to peg 105. The peg numbers are clearly marked on the concrete coping.  

Kennet & Avon Canal

Start date: June 28, 2022
Est. end if know: July 6, 2022
Planned Stoppages

Starts At: Devizes Wharf
Ends At: Lock 42, Monument Lock

EVENT (7.30-9am Tuesday 5 July 2022)

Queen’s Baton Relay

The event will take place between Devizes Wharf and lock 42 on the Caen Hill Flight

Although the canal will remain open, please be aware there may be slight delays between 7.30 am until 9am.

Please proceed with care and follow the guidance of the stewards and team on site.

River Great Ouse/Ely Ouse

Start date: June 28, 2022
Est. end if know: July 4, 2022
Planned Stoppages

Ely Aqua Festival – Willow Walk Ely

RESTRICTION (Sunday 3 July 2022)

Please be aware between 11:00 am and 4.00 pm on Sunday 3 July
2022 navigation will be restricted at intervals due to wakeboard displays
on the river.

Navigation is possible and we advise caution if proceeding.

Tame Valley Canal

Start date: June 28, 2022
Est. end if know: July 7, 2022
Planned Stoppages

Deykin Avenue New Bridge, Witton

ADVICE (7.30am Tuesday 5 July until 6pm Wednesday 6 July 2022)

Contractors on behalf of Birmingham City Council will be undertaking repairs to the bridge parapets fire doors.

Works will be undertaken from the highway with a lookout in place to warn of any approaching canal or towpath traffic.

Gloucester & Sharpness Canal

Start date: June 28, 2022
Est. end if know: July 6, 2022
Planned Stoppages

Gloucester Docks between Llanthony Bridge & Barge Arm
Starts At: CSF, Barge Arm Water Point
Ends At: Bridge 24, Llanthony Lift Bridge

EVENT (4.45-5.30pm Tuesday 5 July 2022)

Queen’s Baton Relay

The event will take place at Gloucester Docks between Llanthony Bridge & Barge Arm before going into Gloucester city.

There will be a small flotilla of decorated boats.

Although the canal will remain open, please be aware there may be slight delays between 4.45pm and 5.30pm

Please proceed with care and follow the guidance of the stewards and team on site.

Kennet & Avon Canal

Start date: June 28, 2022
Est. end if know: July 4, 2022
Planned Stoppages

Starts At: Bridge 59, American Tank
Ends At: Bridge 58, A339 Flyover

EVENT (12noon Friday 1 July until 7pm Sunday 3 July 2022)

Please be advised that a waterways festival organised by Kennet & Avon Canal Trust is taking place on Sunday 3rd July on the Kennet & Avon Canal.

Approximately 20 boats are expected to attend, and they will moor between the American Tank Bridge 59 and Bridge 58 in Newbury.

Please do not moor between the two bridges from Friday morning July 1st until Sunday evening July 3rd.

A duck race is scheduled to take place on Sunday the 3rd July between 4.15pm to 4.30pm from Newbury lock to Greenham lock.

Please be aware there may be slight delays.

Please proceed with care and follow the advice of the event organisers.

Lee Navigation

Start date: June 24, 2022
Est. end if know: July 9, 2022
Planned Stoppages

A walking event
Starts At: Bridge 49A
Ends At: Bridge 47A

EVENT (10am-4pm Friday 8 July 2022)

KPMG Big Walk for Marie Curie (London)

A walking event, organised by Massive will be taking place on Friday 8 July on the Lee Navigation.

The walkers will use a section of towpath between Bridge 49a and Bridge 47a, Cheshunt between 10am and 4pm

Lee Navigation

Start date: June 24, 2022
Est. end if know: July 19, 2022
Planned Stoppages

Mooring Suspension, Towpath and Access Point Closure for Tesco Three Mills Retaining Wall Works
Starts At: Bridge 4, Three Mills Lane
Ends At: Bridge 5, Bow Bridge (A11)

ADVICE (8am Monday 4 July until 6pm Monday 18 July 2022)

Update on 10/06/2022:

Works are planned to start on Monday 4 July for a duration of 2 weeks.

Original message:

Genco Construction have been commissioned by Tesco to undertake repair works to their retaining wall along the towpath by Bridge 4, Three Mills Lane.

Works will involve the reduction in height of the wall and removal of all trees and vegetation on Tesco’s land side.

Towpath & access point will be closed for 2 weeks to help facilitate the works; a directional diversion will be in place with signage showing the diversion route.

Navigation will always remain unrestricted.

River Great Ouse

Start date: June 24, 2022
Est. end if know: July 4, 2022
Planned Stoppages

Brownshill Lock and Staunch (TL 36938 72705)

NAVIGATION CLOSURE (Sunday 3 July 2022)

Please be aware of a power outage taking place between 09:00 – 14:00 at
the above location to allow for overhanging tree works near to power lines.

Thank you for your patience.

River Ouse

Start date: June 24, 2022
Est. end if know: July 11, 2022
Planned Stoppages

York Rotary Dragon Boat Challenge
Starts At: Scarborough Rail Bridge
Ends At: Lendal Bridge

EVENT (6am-6pm Sunday 10 July 2022)

A dragon boat event organised by York Rotary Dragon Boat Committee will be taking place on the 10th July.

There will be restrictions to the navigation whilst the event is taking place.

The navigation will remain open but please proceed with care as rowing boats will be on the water. Please follow the advice of safety boats that will be on the water and marshals along the course.

River Thames

Start date: June 24, 2022
Est. end if know: July 10, 2022
Planned Stoppages

Sunbury reach, Anglers Wharf to Gridley Miskins Wharf

RESTRICTION (9am-5pm Saturday 9 July 2022)

Thames Valley Skiff Club Regatta 2022 – the navigation channel will be on the Middlesex, right hand side of the river.

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