Stoppages & Restrictions Listings

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

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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

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Stoppages & Restrictions Listing

Rochdale Canal

Stoppages & Restrictions

Bridge 98, Oxford Road Bridge

ADVICE (until 7pm Friday 30 July 2021)

Update on 15/06/2021:

 

Please be advised that the works have been extended to 30th July 2021 to allow contractors to install a scaffolding protect platform over the canal and towpath to protect our customers from the works above.

Access to the towpath and canal will still be maintained with a slight restriction to accommodate the scaffolding support

We politely request all customers to approach the area with caution and listen to the advice given by the contractors

Please take note of the warning signs that will be placed in advance of the works

 

River Trent

Stoppages & Restrictions

Farndon Marina/Slipway

ADVICE (until 2.30pm Wednesday 16 June 2021)

Police Divers are undertaking a training dive around Farndon Marina/Slipway, they will be out of the water around 2:30pm.
Please proceed with care and follow any advice on site.

Kennet & Avon Canal

Stoppages & Restrictions

Bridge 30, Wickham Knight (200 metres east)
Starts At: Bridge 30, Wickham Knight
Ends At: Bridge 29, Froud’s Bridge

Update on 15/06/2021:

Further to the notice below, please be advised that the tree has been partially cleared and navigation is open, however please proceed with caution .

Contractors have been instructed to re attend site and we will update as soon as we are able.

 

 

ADVICE (12.30pm Tuesday 15 June 2021 until further notice)

Please be advised that a tree has fallen across the navigation 200 metres east of Wickham Knight Bridge (Bridge 30)

Contractors have been called to site and we will update this notice as soon as we have more information.

 

Macclesfield Canal

Stoppages & Restrictions

Bosley Services

Update on 16/06/2021:

We are pleased to advise Bosley Customer Service Facilities are back open following a successful repair to the drainage system.

ADVICE (10.15am Tuesday 15 June 2021 until further notice)

Please be advised Bosley Customer Service Facilities are currently closed due to blocked drains.
Contractors have been informed and we anticipate their attendance on site tomorrow morning.
An update will be provided tomorrow, 16 June.

Huddersfield Narrow Canal

Stoppages & Restrictions

Lock 6 East, Mark Bottom Lock

Update on 16/06/2021:

We are pleased to report that the local team have repaired and reinstated the bridge and the lock has now been reopened to navigation.

 

NAVIGATION CLOSURE (8am Wednesday 16 June 2021 until further notice)

Unfortunately we have discovered this morning that the tail bridge across lock 6E has been vandalised and has been removed from its fixings and is currently located in the canal.
The local team are in the process of retrieving the bridge, assessing the damage and re-securing it in place. Until this work is undertaken the lock is closed to navigation.
Further updates will follow later today.

Kennet & Avon Canal

Stoppages & Restrictions

Bridge 25A, Ufton Swingbridge

NAVIGATION CLOSURE (10.30am Wednesday 16 June 2021 until further notice)

Please be advised that Ufton Swingbridge is currently inoperable due a barrier failing to drop down.
As a result of this navigation is currently closed.
Contractors have been called to site to diagnose the problem and we will update this notice as soon as we have more information.

Regent’s Canal

Stoppages & Restrictions

Pump Out

Elsan, Lock 7 Acton’s Lock

Update on 16/06/2021:

Please be advised that our contractors have now been onsite to replace the drive belt, however, they have found other major issues with the mechanism. The pump has now been removed in order to be stripped down, fully investigated and repaired in the workshop.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused and this notice will be updated once the contractors are able to provide more information.

Rufford Branch (L&L Canal)

Stoppages & Restrictions

Lock 6, Chicken Lock, Baldwins Bridge

NAVIGATION CLOSURE (2.15pm Tuesday 15 June 2021 until further notice)

Please be advised navigation is closed at Lock 6, Chicken Lock on the Rufford Branch due to a collapsed paddle frame.
Our teams have been advised and are working on a method of repair. An update will be provided tomorrow, Wednesday 16 June.

River Trent

Stoppages & Restrictions

Lock 10, Stoke Lock

RESTRICTION (Monday 14 June until Thursday 17 June 2021)

There has been an unexpected mechanical & electrical fault at Stoke Lock. This has meant that the internal computer system for customers to be able to operate the lock is not currently working.

Boaters can still be penned through the lock by our volunteers between 9am and 5pm, but outside of these hours the lock is not operational.

We are hoping to have repairs carried out by Thursday.

Macclesfield Canal

Stoppages & Restrictions

Bridge 49, Royal Oak Swingbridge

Update on 15/06/2021:

Please be advised navigation remains closed at Bridge 49, Royal Oak swing bridge on the Macclesfield Canal due to a mechanical failure beneath the bridge.

Our contractors are onsite attempting a temporary repair which, if successful, will allow passage for any waiting crafts this afternoon. Navigation will then remain closed to allow our contractors to resume works to repair the bridge.

A further update will be provided tomorrow, Wednesday 16 June.

NAVIGATION CLOSURE (4.45pm Monday 14 June 2021 until further notice)

Please be advised navigation is closed at Royal Oak Swing bridge due to an mechanical fault.
Our contractors have attended site today and require to carry out further works.

River Witham

Stoppages & Restrictions

Near Boston Lock

Update on 14/06/2021:

Mariners are advised the survey vessel “Sir William” will be carrying out bathymetric survey operations in the Haven adjacent to the Port area on Wednesday 16th June during the AM High Water tide.

The Sir William will be monitoring VHF Channel 12.

All passing vessels are requested to pass at slow speed and keep a safe distance.

Update on 14/06/2021:

Mariners are advised that dredging operations are expected to resume on Friday 18th June. In the area of the riverside berths between the barrier and the dock entrance including the swinging area, three hours either side of high water. Tugs and barges will be operating between the berths and the swinging hole.

All vessels will monitor VHF Channel 12. Mariners are requested to pass dredging equipment at slow speed and with caution.

River Great Ouse

Stoppages & Restrictions

Upstream of Cardington Lock

ADVICE (Sunday 13 June 2021 until rescinded)

Please be aware we have received reports of obstructions in the watercourse
upstream of Cardington Lock at approximate grid reference TL 07058 48618.

We are looking into these reports as soon as it is practical to do so, but in the
meantime we request if navigating in this area then please proceed with
extreme caution.

New Mainline

Stoppages & Restrictions

Starts At: Lock 1, Factory Top Lock, Tipton
Ends At: Lock 3, Factory Locks, Tipton
Up Stream Winding Hole: Lock 1, Factory Top Lock, Tipton
Down Stream Winding Hole: Caggys Boatyard, by Caggy’s Yard Bridge, Tipton

NAVIGATION CLOSURE (10.30am Monday 14 June 2021 until further notice)

The navigation is closed between Lock 1 Factory Top Lock and Lock 3, Factory Locks, Tipton due to damage to the gate of Lock 2. Customers are advised to use Brades Locks on Gower Branch (New Main Line).
Please bear with us when our teams assess the damage and repair works required. An update will be provided after investigations have been completed.

Aire & Calder Navigation Main Line

Stoppages & Restrictions

Lock 11, Ferrybridge Flood Lock

Update on 14/06/2021:

We are pleased to advise the full repair has been undertaken and the lock has now been reopened to navigation.

Update on 13/06/2021:

Contractors have attended to site and, although they were able to assist with passage to those boats waiting, it wasn’t possible to undertake a full repair. This is however planned from 0800 tomorrow, when the team return to site, so the lock remains closed until there is a further update tomorrow. Thank you for your patience whilst we work to return this lock back to operational use.

NAVIGATION CLOSURE (1.45pm Sunday 13 June 2021 until further notice)

There is a fault with the upstream hydraulic sluice at Ferrybridge lock and the lock is now closed to navigation. We have contractors on their way to investigate and establish the necessary repair. Future updates once they are on site will follow.