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.

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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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Caldon Canal

Start date: June 24, 2022
Est. end if know: August 6, 2022
Planned Stoppages

Denford Village
Starts At: Bridge 37
Ends At: Bridge 38, Denford Road Bridge

RESTRICTION (8am Monday 4 July until 6pm Friday 5 August 2022)

Contractors on behalf of Western Power Distribution will be replacing electricity poles and overhead lines in Denford village, including several lines which cross the canal and towpath at the Holly Bush pub.

The canal and towpath will remain open but traffic may be asked to wait until it is safe to pass the works.

Warning signs and banksmen will be used. Please approach with caution and follow any instructions given by the contractors.

Please be advised the works are adjacent to the moorings at Hollybush Inn Denford Visitor Moorings.

There will be some noise and disruption during the works and power supplies will be affected.

River Thames

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

Teddington reach, Kingston Bridge to Raven’s Ait

RESTRICTION (8am-7pm Saturday and Sunday 9-10 July 2022)

Kingston Amateur Regatta – the navigation channel will be on the Surrey, left hand side of the river.

River Thames

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

Henley reach

RESTRICTION (Monday 4 July until Sunday 10 July 2022)

Henley Music Festival 2022 – all boats travelling downstream must be navigated within the regatta course and all boats travelling upstream must be navigated on the Bucks bank/Fawley side of the river.

River Thames

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

Henley reach, Riverside Barns Remenham Church Lane to 300 metres upstream of Hambleden Lock

RESTRICTION (8am-4.30pm Sunday 10 July 2022)

Henley Swim Festival 2022 – the navigation channel for river traffic will be on the Bucks bank, Fawley Court side of the river. All traffic should pass to the Bucks bank, Fawley Court side of Temple Island.

River Thames

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

Marsh reach, Ferry Lane slipway (Wargrave) to Shiplake Railway Bridge

RESTRICTION (7-7.45am Sunday 10 July 2022)

Wargrave Sprint Triathlon 2022 – the navigation channel will be on the Oxfordshire, Shiplake side of the river.

River Thames

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

Henley reach, Temple Island to the Upper Thames Rowing Club

RESTRICTION (7am-6pm Friday and Saturday 8-9 July 2022)

Henley Masters Regatta 2022 – the navigation channel will be on the Buckinghamshire, Fawley Court side of the river. Normal rules of navigation will apply in the navigation channel and boats should navigate with particular care and caution.

River Thames

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

Dreadnought reach, The Wokingham Waterside Centre to 500m downstream

RESTRICTION (10am-5pm Sunday 10 July 2022)

Southern Area Sea Cadets Regatta 2022 – the navigation channel will be on the right, Oxfordshire, non-towpath side of the river.

Grand Union Canal

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

Mooring Suspension for Regional Commonwealth Fishing 2022 Event
Starts At: Bridge 107, Three Locks
Ends At: Bridge 108, Chelmscote

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

Please note that there will be a mooring suspension on the Grand Union above Three Locks, bridge 107, southwards and Bridge 108.

The mooring suspension will be in place on Saturday 9 July 2022 between 5:00am and 17:00pm

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

View the old Planned Stoppages page>>