Stoppages & Restrictions Listings

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

Winter stoppages 2019-2020: www.canalrivertrust.org.uk/media/report/winter-notices.pdf

CRT Enquiries: 03030 404040 unless indicated otherwise

For River Thames: www.gov.uk/river-thames-conditions-closures-restrictions-and-lock-closures.

For River Great Ouse: please contact the Environment Agency on 03708 506506 between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday and ask for the Great Ouse Waterways team

For Avon Navigation Trust: avonnavigationtrust.org>>

For Bridgewater Canal Company: bridgewatercanal.co.uk>>


 

Stoppages & Restrictions Listing

River Ouse

Start date: January 20, 2022
Est. end if know: January 21, 2022
Stoppages & Restrictions

Goole Railway Bridge

Update on 20/01/2022:

 We have been informed by Network Rail that the issue has been resolved and the swingbridge is back in normal operation.

Passage is possible for all crafts.

RESTRICTION (9.30am Wednesday 19 January 2022 until further notice)

We have been informed by Network Rail that Goole swingbridge is presently unable to swing. Vessels not requiring a swing will still be able to pass.

Skippers of all craft should contact the bridge operator for details of available air draught on 01430 430012 before planning passage.

We will update this notice when we receive further information.

River Nene

Start date: January 18, 2022
Est. end if know: March 1, 2022
Stoppages & Restrictions

Old Railway Bridge – U/S of Willy Watt Marina

NAVIGATION CLOSURE (until 28 February 2022)

Please be aware that there are contractor works taking place on the
Old Railway Bridge, upstream of Willy Watt Marina, W3W:
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The bridge will be closed and navigation
will not be possible during this time.


Huddersfield Narrow Canal

Start date: January 18, 2022
Est. end if know: February 8, 2022
Stoppages & Restrictions

Lock 24 West, Dobcross

Update on 18/01/2022:

Please be advised navigation remains closed at Lock 24W, Dobcross on the Huddersfield Narrow Canal whilst inspections continue to the suspected blown cill.

Our teams have been onsite today attempting a repair, however further inspections from our engineers are now required. They will be onsite tomorrow.

A further update will be provided Thursday 20 January.

NAVIGATION CLOSURE (11am Tuesday 18 January 2022 until further notice)

Please be advised navigation is currently closed at Lock 24W, Dobcross on the Huddersfield Narrow Canal due to a suspected blown cill. Our teams are aware and are currently onsite investigating the issue.

Huddersfield Narrow Canal

Start date: January 17, 2022
Est. end if know: February 3, 2022
Stoppages & Restrictions

Lock 1 East, Stanley Dawson Lock
Up Stream Winding Hole: Aspley Marina
Down Stream Winding Hole: Lock 8E Milnsbridge wharf

NAVIGATION CLOSURE (until 4.30pm Wednesday 2 February 2022)

We are installing stop planks to the head of Lock 1E to investigate our ongoing problem with low water during the summer. This could be one of a range of measures we will be taking in the winter to try to improve water resources for the coming season. We already had a flow test done on the pound to see if there was any leakage from the bed of the channel, this will show if the leak is going through the lock and help us find solutions to improve our customer experience. We will update on our findings after we are done.

River Great Ouse

Start date: January 14, 2022
Est. end if know: January 28, 2022
Stoppages & Restrictions

Between Offord Cluny and Great Paxton
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ADVICE (Thursday 13 January 2022 until rescinded)

Please be aware a sunken vessel is present within the right side of the
channel (looking downstream) at the above location.

We will investigate this obstruction as soon as we are able. We advise to
exercise extreme caution if navigating this area of river at the present time
until recovery has taken place and this notice rescinded.

Trent & Mersey Canal

Start date: January 14, 2022
Est. end if know: February 11, 2022
Stoppages & Restrictions

Bridge 13, Cuttle Bridge

RESTRICTION (Thursday 13 January 2022 until further notice)

There has been a bridge strike on the Trent & Mersey Canal, at Bridge 13, Cuttle Bridge.

The team have attended site and while the metal railing have been removed from the canal the remains of the brick pillars are submerged under the bridge and may cause an obstruction.

We are advising boaters to be cautious when travelling under the bridge and proceed very carefully. 

The bridge is owned by a third party and so once they have advised us on the necessary repairs we will update the website accordingly. 

Sheffield & South Yorkshire Nav

Start date: January 13, 2022
Est. end if know: January 28, 2022
Stoppages & Restrictions


Starts At: Rotherham Lock
Ends At: Eastwood (Sir Frank Price) Lock

Update on 13/01/2022:

The water levels still remain at an unsatisfactory level.

Third Party Contractors will be installing bigger pumps to increase the water levels and to bring them back to a satisfactory level early next week.

We will update the notice when the levels have been restored.

Original message:

No access through the lock to protect water levels in the above pound . This will be in place until water levels can be maintained to a satisfactory level. Flood alleviation works upstream have affected water levels .

Coventry Canal

Start date: January 13, 2022
Est. end if know: January 28, 2022
Stoppages & Restrictions

Water Point 7, Hartshill (offside)

ADVICE (12noon Thursday 13 January 2022 until further notice)

The water point at Hartshill is out of service until further notice. The water pipe and tap are broken. Please bear with us when contractors attend site to carry out replacements.

Paddington Arm (Grand Union Canal)

Start date: January 13, 2022
Est. end if know: January 21, 2022
Stoppages & Restrictions

Customer toilets

Sanitary Station, Little Venice

ADVICE (2pm Wednesday 12 January 2022 until further notice)

The toilets are closed for repair at Little Venice Sanitary Station. It is with our contractors.

Regent’s Canal

Start date: January 13, 2022
Est. end if know: January 21, 2022
Stoppages & Restrictions

Lock 10, Johnsons Lock

RESTRICTION (11am Thursday 13 January 2022 until further notice)

 A ground paddle repair is being carried out. Please avoid until further notice. Thank you.

Grand Union Canal

Start date: January 11, 2022
Est. end if know: March 21, 2022
Stoppages & Restrictions

Installation of utility crossing on North Hyde Gardens Bridge on behalf of Ark Data Centres Limited
Bridge 200C, Nestles Bridge

ADVICE (8am Monday 10 January until 6pm Sunday 20 March 2022)

Installation of utility crossing on North Hyde Gardens Bridge on behalf of Ark Data Centres Limited. There will be a pontoon towpath in place during towpath side works and a pontoon in the water with scaffolding platform to facilitate the works

Nottingham & Beeston Canal

Start date: January 11, 2022
Est. end if know: February 10, 2022
Stoppages & Restrictions

Beeston Lock – CSF

Update on 18/01/2022:

Our contractors attended site as planned, but unfortunately further complications have arisen.  

More extensive work is required to repair the pumps and the blocked pipework and we are doing all we can to fix this issue as quickly as possible.

We do not have a time scale for completion at this moment in time, but as soon as we have more information, we will update the website.

We sincerely apologise for the continued delays and appreciated everyone’s patience at this time. 

Update on 12/01/2022:

Due to an unforeseen complication, our contractors were unable to carry out the repairs needed to the pumps at Beeston CSF.  

Unfortunately, they will not be able to complete the required works until Monday 17th, as they need further specialist equipment.

This does mean that the Elsan will remain out of action until these works are completed.  We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this is causing and appreciate your patience at this time. 

Update on 11/01/2022:

We have arranged for our contractors to be back on site tomorrow, to carry out the required works to deal with the blockage in the pumps at Beeston CSF.

The Elan will remain out of action until these works are completed and we will update the website as soon as we have more information.

We thank you for your patience while this work takes place and apologise for any inconvenience it is causing. 

ADVICE (Monday 10 January 2022 until further notice)

Due to a blockage in the pumps, Beeston Elsan is currently out of action.  Our contractors have attended site today, but unfortunately further work is required and so the Elsan will have to remain closed until further notice.

As soon as we have more information with regards this issue, we will update the website accordingly. 

Lancaster Canal

Start date: January 11, 2022
Est. end if know: January 28, 2022
Stoppages & Restrictions

Carnforth Services

Update on 19/01/2022:

Our contractors are awaiting delivery of the part to repair the shower facilities at Carnforth Services and the showers remain closed. All other facilities are still in use.

A further update will be provided by Tuesday, 25 January.

Update on 14/01/2022:

Our contractors have been to site and require another part to repair the shower facilities at Carnforth Services.

Update on 12/01/2022:

Due to unforeseen circumstances, our contractors have been delayed attending site to repair the shower facilities at Carnforth Services.

A further update will be provided by Friday, 14 January.

ADVICE (4.15pm Monday 10 January 2022 until further notice)

Please be advised the shower facilities at Carnforth Services are currently out of use due to vandalism. All other facilities are still in use.

Contractors have been informed and we anticipate their attendance on site this week.

An update will be provided on Wednesday 12 January.

Worcester & Birmingham Canal

Start date: January 11, 2022
Est. end if know: November 30, 2022
Stoppages & Restrictions


Starts At: Lock 4, Blockhouse
Ends At: Lock 3, Sidbury (Commandery)

ADVICE (9am Tuesday 11 January 2022 until further notice)

The pollution on the Worcester & Birmingham Canal in Worcester has been ongoing since March 2021. Since the Trust was first notified of this, working alongside the Environment Agency, we have located a culvert which enters the canal just below Blockhouse Lock. This culvert carries what is known as the Three Springs Brook – a culverted stream which travels underground over an area of Worcester approximately 1 square mile. The problem with culverted watercourses is that they are underground, so it is very difficult to pinpoint the exact location where pollution is entering the watercourse. Rainwater flows into these watercourses via the surface water drainage system and unfortunately, sometimes brings with it pollution and contamination. Oil and other contaminants can also be poured directly down the surface water drains which result in pollution of the watercourse. This is of course, illegal, but unfortunately this is more common than you might like to think and very hard to ‘catch people in the act’.

Whilst it is still unknown how the oil observed on the canal in Worcester is getting into the Three Springs Brook, the Environment Agency are confident that they have narrowed down the search area.

The Canal & River Trust will continue to report to the Environment Agency, each time pollution is observed on the canal at this location so that we can provide them with further details in order to justify further investigation. If you observe pollution along this stretch of canal, please help us by reporting it to us or directly to the Environment Agency via the contact details below:

Canal & River Trust 0303 040 4040 or online Canal & River Trust 

Environment Agency Incident Hotline 0800 80 70 60