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

Kennet & Avon Canal

Start date: October 16, 2021

Est. end if know: October 26, 2021

Planned Stoppages

Bridge 17, Hisseys Bridge

RESTRICTION (8am Monday 18 October until 6pm Monday 25 October 2021)

Please be advised that the Environment Agency will be undertaking essential works which involve the upgrade of the monitoring equipment at Hissey’s Bridge.

Due to the project, there may be slight delays to navigation.

Please approach the bridge with caution and follow the instructions on site.

Kennet & Avon Canal

Start date: October 16, 2021

Est. end if know: October 19, 2021

Planned Stoppages

Starts At: Bridge 58, A339 Flyover
Ends At: Bridge 60, Town Bridge

ADVICE (8am-6pm Monday 18 October 2021)

Please be advised that inspection works are being carried out at Bridge 58, A339 Flyover to Bridge 60, Town Bridge on Monday 18th October.

We advise users to approach the bridge locations with caution and follow the instructions or signage located adjacent to the bridges.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause, we will endeavour to keep any disruption to a minimum.

River Ouse

Start date: October 15, 2021

Est. end if know: November 3, 2021

Planned Stoppages

Restringing the overhead power line near Selby By-pass swing bridge
Starts At: Selby Bypass Swingbridge
Ends At: Selby Bypass Swingbridge

ADVICE (8am Friday 29 October until 6pm Tuesday 2 November 2021)

Northern Powergrid will be carrying out works to replace the powerline close to Selby Bypass Swingbridge.

These works will not affect the navigation but we do request that skippers of all crafts, please slow down and approach the area with caution as contractors will be working overhead.

Trent & Mersey Canal

Start date: October 15, 2021

Est. end if know: November 2, 2021

Planned Stoppages

Harecastle Tunnel

ADVICE (8am Wednesday 27 October until 11.45pm Sunday 31 October 2021)

Please be advised from Wednesday 27th October to Sunday 31st October, Harecastle Tunnel will only be open between 8am and 12pm for open passage due to an event. There will be no booked passages in the afternoon during this period.

The water point at the Harecastle Tunnel South Portal will also be closed and unavailable from Tuesday 26th October to Monday 1st November.

Lancaster Canal

Start date: October 15, 2021

Est. end if know: December 18, 2021

Planned Stoppages

Bridge 121, Town End Bridge

RESTRICTION (7am Monday 25 October until 7pm Friday 17 December 2021)

Please be advised third-party contractors will be onsite to carry out maintenance works to Bridge 21, Town End Bridge, on the Lancaster Canal

To be able to carry out the necessary repairs to the bridge, a pontoon and scaffold tower will be put in place. We politely request all customers to approach the area with caution and be prepared to stop to allow the pontoon and equipment to be moved out the way for safe passage. We anticipate a wait of no longer than 30 minutes.

Please listen to any advice that may be given by the onsite contractors and to take note of the signage onsite.



Nottingham & Beeston Canal

Start date: October 15, 2021

Est. end if know: October 28, 2021

Planned Stoppages

Starts At: Bridge 10 – Wilford Street
Ends At: Bridge 9, Wilford Street Footbridge

EVENT (9.30am-4.15pm Wednesday 27 October 2021)

We are holding a Let’s Fish event.

The event will be in front of the magistrates court in Nottingham. Please use the link below for more information and to book.

Let’s Fish! | Getting people into fishing | Canal & River Trust (canalrivertrust.org.uk)

The navigation will remain open, please proceed with care

River Great Ouse

Start date: October 15, 2021

Est. end if know: October 17, 2021

Planned Stoppages

St Ives Quay and Nobles Field

ADVICE (6-9pm Saturday 16 October 2021)

Please be aware of the illuminated boat parade taking place in
St Ives on the evening of Saturday 16 October. We kindly ask
that the above mooring space is kept vacant during the
afternoon and evening so these can be utilised during the
event. Alternative moorings can be found at the Dolphin or the
Waites within St Ives.

Nottingham & Beeston Canal

Start date: October 15, 2021

Est. end if know: October 21, 2021

Planned Stoppages

Starts At: Bridge 10 – Wilford Street
Ends At: Bridge 9, Wilford Street Footbridge

EVENT (9.30am-4.15pm Wednesday 20 October 2021)

We are holding a Let’s Fish event.

The event will be in front of the magistrates court in Nottingham. Please use the link below for more information and to book.

Let’s Fish! | Getting people into fishing | Canal & River Trust (canalrivertrust.org.uk)

The navigation will remain open, please proceed with care

New Mainline

Start date: October 14, 2021

Est. end if know: October 30, 2021

Planned Stoppages

Factory Road Bridge, Tipton

ADVICE (8am Monday 25 October until 6pm Friday 29 October 2021)

The navigation and towpath will remain open when contractors on behalf of Western Power undertake initial trial hole works followed by possible cable laying into the highway surface across the bridge. Please take extra care when passing this area.

River Trent

Start date: October 13, 2021

Est. end if know: October 18, 2021

Planned Stoppages

Starts At: Bridge 9, Clifton Bridge
Ends At: Bridge 13, Lady Bay Bridge

EVENT (8am-4pm Sunday 17 October 2021)

Nottingham Autumn Head

A rowing event is taking place on the River organised by Nottingham Regatta Committee. The navigation will remain open but please proceed slowly and with care as boats will be on the water.

Please follow the advice of the safety boats / stewards at all times. 

Paddington Arm (Grand Union Canal)

Start date: October 12, 2021

Est. end if know: October 16, 2021

Planned Stoppages

Filming – Divers & Safety Boat in Canal – Kensal Green Cemetery
Starts At: Bridge 6, Scrubbs Lane (A219)
Ends At: Bridge 4, Ladbroke Grove (B450)

ADVICE (7am Thursday 14 October until 6pm Friday 15 October 2021)

Divers along with a safety boat will be present within the canal between bridge 4, Ladbroke Grove & Bridge 6, Scrubbs Lane on the Paddington Arm.

The above will be for filming purposes for a new TV production.

Navigation and towpath will always remain unrestricted.

Please be vigilant when passing through this area.

Trent & Mersey Canal

Start date: October 8, 2021

Est. end if know: October 20, 2021

Planned Stoppages

Lock 20, Woodend Lock
Up Stream Winding Hole: Winding Hole, Handsacre
Down Stream Winding Hole: Winding Hole, Fradley Junction

NAVIGATION CLOSURE (7am Monday 18 October until 4pm Tuesday 19 October 2021)

Lock 20 Woodend Lock will be closed on 18th and 19th October. Our reactive team will carry out repairs to the broken paddles on the bottom end offside gate and at the top end ground paddle. The lock will be dewatered for works to be undertaken.

The towpath will remain open. Please take extra care when passing the work area.

Sheffield & South Yorkshire Nav

Start date: October 8, 2021

Est. end if know: October 20, 2021

Planned Stoppages

Kilnhurst Railway Bridge Dive Inspection
Downstream Bridge 44

RESTRICTION (8am Monday 18 October until 6pm Tuesday 19 October 2021)

Contractors will be carrying out an Inspection of the Bridge structure for a routine maintenance check on the underwater elements of the Railway Bridge using divers in the watercourse.

Skippers of all craft are to be advised that a short delay is possible to enable the divers to move to ensure safe passage.

Sheffield & South Yorkshire Nav

Start date: October 8, 2021

Est. end if know: October 21, 2021

Planned Stoppages

Mexborough Railway Bridge Dive Inspection
Barnsley Line Br Bridge 49

RESTRICTION (8am Tuesday 19 October until 6pm Wednesday 20 October 2021)

Contractors will be carrying out an Inspection of the Bridge structure for a routine maintenance check on the underwater elements of the Railway Bridge using divers in the watercourse.

Skippers of all craft to be advised that there maybe a short delay to enable the divers to move to ensure safe passage.

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