Planned Stoppages Listings

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https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/notices

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

South Stratford Canal

Planned Stoppages

Bridge 65 Birmingham Road to Bridge 69 Bancroft Basin

ADVICE (8am Monday 9 August until 6pm Wednesday 11 August 2021)

The navigation and towpath will remain open when towpath resurfacing works are undertaken from Bridge 55 to Bridge 59. The project is funded the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.
We kindly ask customers to use the verges or be prepared to wait for a short period of time whilst works in the immediate area are completed and workforce moves safely out of the way. Please follow directions given on site and take extra care when passing through this areas.

Oxford Canal

Planned Stoppages

Starts At: Lock 15, Marston Doles Bottom Lock
Ends At: Lock 16, Marston Doles Top Lock

RESTRICTION (5.30pm Friday 13 August 2021 until further notice)

Due to the recent hot and dry weather, reservoir holdings in the South Oxford Canal are lower than usual for this time of year. To maximise the available water, the Trust is taking the sensible precaution of locking targeted locks up overnight. This measure is intended to reduce the potential for water losses overnight and allow back pumps more time to transfer water from the Braunston pound onto the Oxford Summit.

From Friday 13th August Marston Doles Locks 15 & 16 will be locked up overnight from 6pm, with last entry into the flight at 5.30pm. Locks will be opened from 8am the following morning.  Boaters also have a really important role to play and we ask that they help us to save water by making sure that all gates and paddles are closed after use, sharing a lock if possible and waiting for oncoming boats where appropriate. For more water saving tips go to www.canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/boating/a-guide-to-boating

Oxford Canal

Planned Stoppages

Lock 3, Hillmorton Bottom Lock (Os)

RESTRICTION (8am-5pm Thursday 12 August 2021)

Repairs to the top end paddle are required on Thursday 12th August 2021 from 8am to 5pm.
Lock 2 will still be useable so the navigation will remain open. Please take care when passing.

Shropshire Union Canal

Planned Stoppages

Bridge 128, Chester Stone
Up Stream Winding Hole: Stanney Mill Winding hole
Down Stream Winding Hole: Cow Lane Winding hole

NAVIGATION CLOSURE (8am-4pm Wednesday 11 August 2021)

Following a recent tree survey, some of our trees at Bridge 128, Chester Stone Bridge on the Shropshire Union Canal have been highlighted for essential works.
Our contractors will be onsite to remove these trees on Wednesday 11 August. Whilst this work is being carried out, for the safety of our customers and contractors, both canal navigation and towpath access will be closed between 8am and 4pm.
These works are expected to be completed by 4pm. Should any issues arise during these works, an update will be provided on Wednesday 11 August.

Shropshire Union Canal

Planned Stoppages

Starts At: Bridge 117, Salmons Bridge
Ends At: Bridge 118, Davies Bridge
Up Stream Winding Hole: Quarry Hole Winding hole
Down Stream Winding Hole: Crow’s nest Winding hole

NAVIGATION CLOSURE (8am-4pm Thursday 12 August 2021)

Following a recent tree survey, some of our trees between Bridge 117, Salmons Bridge and Bridge 118, Davies Bridge on the Shropshire Union Canal have been highlighted for essential works.
Our contractors will be onsite to remove these trees on Thursday 12 August, and are expected to finish by 4pm, Friday 13 August. Whilst these works are carried out, for the safety of our customers and contractors, both canal navigation and towpath access will be closed between 8am and 4pm on each day.
Should any issues arise during these works, an update will be provided on Friday 13 August.

Oxford Canal

Planned Stoppages

Starts At: Lock 17, Claydon Top Lock
Ends At: Lock 21, Claydon Bottom Lock
Up Stream Winding Hole: South of Lock 14
Down Stream Winding Hole: South of Lock 21

RESTRICTION (4.30pm Friday 13 August 2021 until further notice)

Due to recent hot and dry weather, reservoir holdings in the South Oxford Canal are lower than usual for this time of year. To maximise the available water, the Trust is taking the sensible precaution of locking targeted locks up overnight. This measure is intended to reduce the potential for water losses overnight and allow back pumps more time to transfer water from the Braunston Pound onto the Oxford Summit. From Friday 13th August Claydon Locks 17 to 21 will be locked up overnight from 6pm. Passage through the flight takes 90mins. Therefore last entry into the flight will be no later than 4.30pm. Locks will be reopened at 8am the following morning. Boaters also have a really important role to play and we ask that they help us to save water by making sure that all gates and paddles are closed after use, sharing a lock if possible and waiting for oncoming boats where appropriate. For more water saving tips go to www.canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/boating/a-guide-to-boating

River Trent

Planned Stoppages

Newark, between Kings Marina and Fiddlers Elbow Bridge

ADVICE (Thursday 5 August until Friday 6 August 2021)

Contractors working on behalf of Highways England will be carrying out a tree survey on Trust land on and around the Towpath in Newark, near Fiddlers Elbow Bridge. They will be accessing the area on-foot and should not interfere with any customers or users of the waterway or towpath.

Grand Union Canal

Planned Stoppages

Fenny Festival – Canalside festival near Fenny Stratford with reserved moorings
Starts At: Bridge 96, Watling Street (V4)
Ends At: Bridge 97, Hammonds

EVENT (10am Friday 6 August until 12noon Sunday 8 August 2021)

Moorings will be suspended for the Fenny Festival from the 6th to the 8th August on the Grand Union Canal.
Signage will be in place during this event.

Grand Union Canal

Planned Stoppages

Linslade RCTA Floating Market
Starts At: Bridge 111, Globe Inn
Ends At: Lock 27, Leighton Lock

EVENT (10am Thursday 12 August until 10am Monday 16 August 2021)

Floating market on the Grand Union Canal at Linslade with reserved moorings.

Moorings will be suspended for the market from the 12th to the 16th August.

 

Free Let’s Fish – Bridge 19

EVENT (9am-4pm Saturday 7 August 2021)

Free Let’s Fish – Regional Fishing Celebration taking place on Saturday 7th August 2021 at 9am on the Nottingham & Beeston Canal.

The event can be booked using this link

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/free-lets-fish-regional-fishing-celebration-nottingham-tickets-144176791665

The fishing match will run from Bridge 19 – Turnover Bridge, through Bridge 18 and to Peg 110 which is 400m beyond Bridge 18 towards Nottingham.

Shropshire Union Canal

Planned Stoppages

Marsh Lane Nantwich
Starts At: Nantwich Aqueduct
Ends At: Bridge 91, Marsh Lane

ADVICE (8am Monday 2 August until 6pm Friday 22 October 2021)

Please be advised that Third Party Contractors will be working on a compound site between Nantwich Aqueduct and Bridge 91, Marsh Lane on the Shropshire Union Canal.
The Third Party contractors will be working on land adjacent to the towpath access and will have a fenced site compound close to the playground. There will be some vehicle movements between the compound and Marsh Lane.
Although the towpath and access point 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.

Tame Valley Canal

Planned Stoppages

East of Witton Railway Bridge

RESTRICTION (8am Monday 16 August until 5pm Monday 3 January 2022)

Update on 02/08/2021:

Due to unforeseen circumstances, these third party works have been rescheduled to start on Monday 16th August 2021.

The towpath will remain open when third party works take place. CLM Construction will be undertaking concrete column repairs to a column that extends from out of the bed of the canal which is part of the spaghetti junction motorway support system. We kindly request boating customers to slow down and proceed with caution when passing through the work area.

Lock 11, Sixways Stadium to Tibberton Bridge 25
Starts At: Lock 11
Ends At: Bridge 25, Tibberton Road

ADVICE (8am Monday 2 August until 6pm Friday 6 August 2021)

The navigation and towpath will remain open. Works will be carried out to resurface towpath from Sixways Stadium to Tibberton Bridge 25. The project is funded by Highways England, working in conjunction Canal & River Trust.
We kindly ask customers to use the verges or be prepared to wait for a short period of time whilst works in the immediate area are completed and workforce moves safely out of the way. Please follow directions given on site and take extra care when passing through the work areas.

Rochdale Canal

Planned Stoppages

Piccadilly, Manchester
Starts At: Lock 86 Chorlton St
Ends At: Lock 84 Dale St
Up Stream Winding Hole: RD-051-023 winding Hole Dale Street
Down Stream Winding Hole: n/a

RESTRICTION (8am Sunday 8 August until 6pm Monday 9 August 2021)

Please be advised that a filming crew will be onsite between Bridge 94 and Lock 84 on the Rochdale Canal.They will be using a pontoon and safety boat on the canal.
During this time access to the towpath will be restricted and diversion signage will be in place.
Although the navigation will remain open, we politely askcustomers to approach the area with caution and listen to any advice that may be given by the crew, there may be a slight delay to your journey.

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