Stoppages & Restrictions Listings

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Stoppages & Restrictions Listing

Kennet & Avon Canal

Start date: September 23, 2021

Est. end if know: September 24, 2021

Stoppages & Restrictions

Bridge 27, Padworth Swingbridge

NAVIGATION CLOSURE (10.45am-3pm Thursday 23 September 2021)

Please be advised that Padworth Swingbridge is currently inoperable due to Scottish & Southern Electricity carrying out significant repair works to their network.

The bridge should be operational by 3pm today.

Shropshire Union Canal

Start date: September 23, 2021

Est. end if know: September 27, 2021

Stoppages & Restrictions

Audlem Lock 2

NAVIGATION CLOSURE (1pm Thursday 23 September 2021 until further notice)

Please be advised navigation is closed at Audlem Lock 2 on the Shropshire Union Canal, due to a detached cill. Our engineers have been informed and are on their way to site to arrange a method of repair.  

An update will be provided on Friday, 24 September.

Ely Ouse

Start date: September 23, 2021

Est. end if know: January 1, 2022

Stoppages & Restrictions

Queen Adelaide, Silt Fen Farm and
Denver 48hr Moorings

ADVICE (until further notice)

Please be aware that due to damage to some of the fenders, the
moorings stated above are closed until further notice.

Fencing has been installed to prevent access to the moorings whilst we
assess the long-term solutions for these sites.

Please do not attempt to moor at these sites or moor against the fencing.

Little Ouse

Start date: September 23, 2021

Est. end if know: January 1, 2022

Stoppages & Restrictions

Brandon Lock Landing Stage
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Grid Reference: TL 77928 86709

ADVICE (until further notice)

Please be aware that due to damage to the decking, fencing has been
installed to prevent access to one of the landing stage access ramps at
Brandon Lock.

The landing stage remains in operation using the alternative access ramp
at the opposite end of the structure.


Leeds & Liverpool Canal

Start date: September 23, 2021

Est. end if know: September 27, 2021

Stoppages & Restrictions

Greenberfield Customer Service Facility

ADVICE (3pm Wednesday 22 September 2021 until further notice)

Please be advised the pump out at Greenberfield Customer Service Facilities is currently out of use whilst we await the attendance of our contractors to empty the septic tank.

All other facilities that are not affected are still in use

Contractors have been informed and we anticipate their attendance on site 23rd September.

An update will be provided this tomorrow afternoon

Weaver Navigation

Start date: September 23, 2021

Est. end if know: October 15, 2021

Stoppages & Restrictions

Acton Swing Bridge

Update on 22/09/2021:

Please be advised navigation remains closed to vessels with an air draught greater than 7ft 6ins / 2.3m due to an unsuccessful swing following reinstallation of the drive unit. Investigations and testing continue and a further update will be provided on Wednesday 13 October.

Stainforth & Keadby Canal

Start date: September 22, 2021

Est. end if know: October 1, 2021

Stoppages & Restrictions

Starts At: Bridge 83, Keadby Rail Drawbridge
Ends At: Keadby Lock

Update on 22/09/2021:

Network Rail have advised that Keadby Rail Drawbridge will be available for limited passage on the following dates and times- 

Thursday 23/09/2021

Tuesday 28/09/2021

Thursday 30/09/2021

Any craft wishing to pass through the Bridge must be present by 12:00 on the above date/s.

You may experience a delay of up to 1 hour to allow Network Rail to operate the Bridge around rail traffic.

Network Rail will only be operating the Bridge for one opening within each specified window in order to mitigate any failure.

This notice will be updated with any future dates once these have been confirmed by Network Rail.

Trent & Mersey Canal

Start date: September 22, 2021

Est. end if know: September 30, 2021

Stoppages & Restrictions

Hassall Green
Lock 57, Top Lock

RESTRICTION (3pm Tuesday 21 September 2021 until further notice)

Please be advised, due to an issue with the heelpost at Lock 57, Top Lock on the Trent & Mersey Canal, our team will be onsite to ensure safe operation of the lock from 8am until 4pm, daily.

Lock 57 will be padlocked and closed to navigation outside of these hours.

Our teams are currently organising a method of repair and an update will be provided Tuesday 28 September.

Old Main Line

Start date: September 22, 2021

Est. end if know: September 27, 2021

Stoppages & Restrictions

Broad Street CSF

ADVICE (9am Wednesday 22 September 2021 until further notice)

The shower and heater in Broad Street CSF has no power and currently are out of service. Engineers have been requested to attend and investigate as soon as possible. We will provide an update when the problem has been diagnosed and further information becomes available.

Caldon Canal

Start date: September 22, 2021

Est. end if know: October 1, 2021

Stoppages & Restrictions

Starts At: Lock 10 Hazelhurst Top Lock
Ends At: Lock 16 Oakmeadowford Lock
Up Stream Winding Hole: Winding Hole, Hazelhurst

NAVIGATION CLOSURE (9am Wednesday 22 September 2021 until further notice)

With restricted water resources in all of the reservoirs feeding the Caldon and Trent & Mersey Canals, and limited prospect of significant rainfall in the immediate future, we’ve had to make the hard decision to temporarily close the eastern end of the Caldon between Hazelhurst Junction and the river section at Consall Forge. 

Our teams continue to monitor the situation but it may take a while for water level to resume. We will carry out weekly reviews and the next update will be provided by Wednesday 29th September. 

While we’ve been able to get in touch with most of those directly affected, we appreciate that this will have an impact on many boaters, both local to and wishing to visit the Caldon Canal. If you need any specific help, please contact enquiries.westmidlands@canalrivertrust.org.uk or contact your Licence Support Officer.  Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Rochdale Canal

Start date: September 22, 2021

Est. end if know: September 24, 2021

Stoppages & Restrictions

Snapped collar on head gates
Starts At: Lock 12
Ends At: Lock 13

Update on 22/09/2021:

The collar at Lock 12 has been attended to and replaced.

The navigation is open and available for use.

NAVIGATION CLOSURE (10am Wednesday 22 September 2021 until further notice)

The collar on Lock 12 has snapped on the towpath side head gates. Our intention is to replace the collar today.

It will be closed between Lock 12 and Lock 13 today to carry out the repairs.

We will update the notice when the repairs are completed and the lock is available for use.

Caldon Canal

Start date: September 22, 2021

Est. end if know: October 1, 2021

Stoppages & Restrictions

Starts At: Lock 10 Hazelhurst Top Lock
Ends At: Bridge 55, Foxt Road Bridge
Up Stream Winding Hole: Winding Hole, Hazelhurst

Update on 22/09/2021:

The Caldon Canal is now closed between Hazelhurst Junction and the river section at Consall Forge (Lock 10 Hazelhurst Top Lock to Lock 16 Oakmeadowford Lock. 

Please refer to this notice for more up-to-date information:-https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/notice/20677/lock-10-hazelhurst-top-lock-to-lock-16-oakmeadowford-lock-caldon-canal

Original message:

Due to low water levels along the majority of Caldon Canal and Trent & Mersey Canal, the section of navigation from Lock 10 Hazlehurst Top Lock to Froghall will be closed from Wednesday 22nd September until further notice. We will review regularly and provide update as situation changes.

Shropshire Union Canal

Start date: September 22, 2021

Est. end if know: September 24, 2021

Stoppages & Restrictions

Lock 6, Chemistry Lock

Update on 22/09/2021:

We are pleased to advise the repair to Lock 6, Chemistry Lock on the Shropshire Union Canal has been successful and is back open to navigation.

NAVIGATION CLOSURE (4pm Tuesday 21 September 2021 until further notice)

Please be advised navigation is closed at Lock 6, Chemistry Lock on the Shropshire Union Canal due to damaged gate paddles. Our local team have been informed and will be on site tomorrow morning to inspect the gates and an update will be provided tomorrow afternoon, 22 September.

Leeds & Liverpool Canal

Start date: September 21, 2021

Est. end if know: December 25, 2021

Stoppages & Restrictions

Boundary Wall Works, Trafalgar Street, Burnley
Starts At: Bridge 130A, Walker Hey Footbridge
Ends At: Bridge 130B, Manchester Road Bridge

RESTRICTION (7am Monday 20 September until Friday 24 December 2021)

Please be advised third-party contractors will be onsite between Bridge 130A, Walker Hey Footbridge and Bridge 130B, Manchester Road Bridge on the Leeds & Liverpool canal to carry out essential works to a collapsed Boundary wall of a third party owned building, where a section of the wall has fallen within the canal and is restricting navigation on the offside. Due to the stonework in the canal a width restriction will be in place along this length. We politely request Boaters to keep to the towpath side of the navigation on approach to the works.