Stoppages & Restrictions Listings

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For Canal & River Trust: You can find all notices at the url below:
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

Macclesfield Canal

Start date: August 18, 2022
Est. end if know: August 25, 2022
Stoppages & Restrictions

Starts At: Bridge 94, Moss Lane Bridge
Ends At: Bridge 95, Knowsley Road Bridge

NAVIGATION CLOSURE (Wednesday 17 August 2022 until further notice)

Please be advised the navigation is closed between Bridge 94. Moss Lane Bridge and Bridge 95, Knowsley Road Bridge on the Macclesfield canal due to a windblown tree.

Contractors have been informed and we anticipate they will be on site this afternoon to remove the obstruction.

An update will be provided later this afternoon.

Regent’s Canal

Start date: August 18, 2022
Est. end if know: August 19, 2022
Stoppages & Restrictions

Fallen tree removal

Bridge 42, Rosemary Branch Bridge (B102)

TOWPATH CLOSURE (10.30am-5pm Thursday 18 August 2022)

Please be advised that a fallen tree is blocking the towpath near Bridge 42

Contractors are on site and to enable the tree to be removed safely, a 30m stretch of towpath and bridge steps from above has been temporarily restricted until works have been completed.

Navigation is not affected.

Lee Navigation

Start date: August 18, 2022
Est. end if know: August 20, 2022
Stoppages & Restrictions

Police investigation
Starts At: Lock 17, Tottenham Lock, Western Side
Ends At: Lock 16, Stonebridge Lock, Western Side

NAVIGATION CLOSURE (10.45am Thursday 18 August 2022)

Please be aware the Navigation is closed due to an ongoing Police investigation. 

Grand Union Canal

Start date: August 18, 2022
Est. end if know: August 23, 2022
Stoppages & Restrictions

Three Locks Flight closed due to paint pollution
Starts At: Lock 24, Three Locks bottom
Ends At: Lock 26, Three Locks top

NAVIGATION CLOSURE (11am Thursday 18 August 2022 until further notice)

Please be advised that paint pollution has been found in the water at  Three Locks Soulbury.

The flight has been closed with immediate effect until further notice. This is so to contain the pollution from spreading further down the navigation and for the purpose of a clean-up operation.

Chesterfield Canal

Start date: August 18, 2022
Est. end if know: August 25, 2022
Stoppages & Restrictions

Tree blocking navigation between Drakeholes Tunnel and Lock 61.
Starts At: Lock 61, Gringley Lock
Ends At: Drakeholes Tunnel

NAVIGATION CLOSURE (10am Thursday 18 August 2022 until further notice)

Please be advised there is a tree blocking the navigation halfway between Drakeholes Tunnel and Lock 61.

We will update the notice as soon as the tree has been removed.

Kennet & Avon Canal

Start date: August 17, 2022
Est. end if know: October 31, 2022
Stoppages & Restrictions

Lock 55, Crofton Top Lock

ADVICE (1.45pm Tuesday 16 August 2022 until further notice)

Please be aware that a suspected bloom of Blue Green Algae has been reported on the summit pound of the Kennet & Avon Canal near Lock 55. 

These algae may appear as turbid green or blue green water, pea like soup, grass cuttings, floating mats, or as a scum like blue green paint.

Swallowing the water can cause stomach upsets or more serious effects. 

Contact with the water or algal scum can cause skin or eye problems.

As a precaution, customers should avoid contact with the scum and water close to it and take extra care to keep children and animals away from affected areas.

Grand Union Canal

Start date: August 17, 2022
Est. end if know: August 24, 2022
Stoppages & Restrictions

Broken water tap, Fenny Stratford, Milton Keynes
Water Point

ADVICE (10.15am Wednesday 17 August 2022 until further notice)

We have been made aware of a broken water tap at Fenny Stratford near Lock 22 on the Grand Union and have instructed our contractors to attend as soon possible.

We will update this notice, once we have further information.

River Severn Navigation

Start date: August 17, 2022
Est. end if know: August 20, 2022
Stoppages & Restrictions

Lock 7 Bevere Lock

ADVICE (2.15pm Tuesday 16 August 2022 until further notice)

Please be advised that due to a fault there is currently no telephone available to contact Bevere Lock.

We are taking every step to fix the problem as soon as possible but in the meantime ask customers to call the Lock Keeper using VHF Ch74.

General enquiries regarding passage on the River Severn can be directed to Gloucester Lock on 01452 310 832

We will update this notice as soon as we have further information.

Lee Navigation

Start date: August 17, 2022
Est. end if know: August 20, 2022
Stoppages & Restrictions

Dredging works to Turkey brook, below Lock 13 Enfield Lock

ADVICE (10.45am Wednesday 17 August until Friday 19 August 2022)

Please be advised that there will be a work boat present in the main navigation channel below Enfield Lock 13 carrying out dredging works to Turkey brook. 

The navigation will remain open. Please pass with care.

The works are due to be completed by Friday 19 August

Kennet & Avon Canal

Start date: August 17, 2022
Est. end if know: September 30, 2022
Stoppages & Restrictions

River Sections between Fobney and Hungerford
Starts At: Lock 105, Fobney Lock
Ends At: Lock 74, Hungerford Lock

ADVICE (2.30pm Tuesday 16 August 2022 until further notice)

Please be aware that we are receiving reports of vessels grounding on the river sections at various locations between Fobney and Hungerford due to the long dry spell causing low river levels.

Unfortunately we are unable to control the depth on these sections, so advise customers to be mindful of the risk and to navigate with caution and at low speed.

River Ouse

Start date: August 17, 2022
Est. end if know: August 24, 2022
Stoppages & Restrictions

Fallen tree across navigation at Nun Monkton opposite entrance to River Nidd

Update on 17/08/2022:

We have received further information regarding the length of the tree across the navigation and there is just enough passage for the width of a narrowboat to pass through the restriction.

Widebeams are unable to pass through the available width restriction caused by the tree.

We will update the notice when we receive further information regarding the removal of the tree.

RESTRICTION (11.30am Wednesday 17 August 2022 until further notice)

We have had a report of a tree fallen across the navigation at Nun Monkton opposite the entrance to the River Nidd on the River Ouse.

Could skippers of all crafts, please slow down and approach the area with caution.

The local team will be assessing the tree later on today or early tomorrow to see how this is to be removed.

Kennet & Avon Canal

Start date: August 17, 2022
Est. end if know: September 30, 2022
Stoppages & Restrictions

River Avon – between Locks 1 Hanham Lock & Lock 7, Bath Bottom Lock

ADVICE (2.30pm Tuesday 16 August 2022 until further notice)

Please be aware that we have received reports of low levels on the River Avon, and of vessels grounding on approach to some of the locks.

Unfortunately we are unable to control the depth on the Avon, so advise customers to be mindful of the risk and to navigate with caution and at low speed.

Calder & Hebble Navigation

Start date: August 17, 2022
Est. end if know: August 18, 2022
Stoppages & Restrictions

Repairs to sluice

Lock 12, Brighouse Bottom

Update on 17/08/2022:

Works have now been completed and lock open for normal use.

RESTRICTION (8am-4pm Wednesday 17 August 2022)

Repairs are being carried out to Brighouse Bottom Lock sluice.

Delays of up to one hour can be expected.  Canal & River Trust staff will be on site to assist passage where necessary. 

Calder & Hebble Navigation

Start date: August 17, 2022
Est. end if know: September 24, 2022
Stoppages & Restrictions

Bradley Viaduct Steelwork Repairs
Bridge 21, Bradley Viaduct

RESTRICTION (until 5pm Friday 23 September 2022)

Amco will be undertaking repairs to the network rail structure using two pontoons with fixed scaffolds in the watercourse.

Skippers of all craft maybe delayed up to 20 minutes to enable the pontoon to move out of place.

Please follow any instruction from contractors on site.