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.

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Stoppages & Restrictions Listing

River Trent/Upper Trent

Stoppages & Restrictions

Stoke Lock, Hazelford Lock, Barton Island

 

Update on 22/09/2020:

These sites have now been dredged and the build up of sediment has been dealt with accordingly.

Ure Navigation

Stoppages & Restrictions

Restriction of craft beams
Milby Lock (Lock 3)

Update on 21/09/2020:

CRT will update the notice on Friday 25th September.

RESTRICTION (1.45pm Monday 21 September 2020 until further notice)

Milby Lock at the present time is restricted to 11 foot beam max due a build up of debris behind the lower gates.
The notice will be updated when the debris has been cleared.

River Wissey

Stoppages & Restrictions

300m upstream of Hilgay

ADVICE (Monday 21 September 2020 until further notice)

Please be aware we have received a report of a fallen tree approx. 300m
upstream of Hilgay on the river Wissey. We are looking to remove this as
soon as we can but in the meantime time we advise navigation is still
possible and to exercise caution.

Nottingham & Beeston Canal

Stoppages & Restrictions

Starts At: Bridge 11, Boots
Ends At: Bridge 12 – Castle Marina

NAVIGATION CLOSURE (Monday 21 September 2020 until further notice)

A fallen tree is blocking the navigation between bridge 11 and bridge 12 – Castle Marina. Our team are assessing the tree and will remove it from the navigation as soon as possible. This notice will be updated when we are able to provide more information.
We apologise for any inconvenience during this time.
Please avoid this stretch until the tree has been cleared.

River Great Ouse

Stoppages & Restrictions

Pump-out Willow Walk, Ely

ADVICE (Tuesday 22 September 2020 until further notice)

Please be advised that the pump put at Ely is temporarily out of
action. Contractors have been informed and will repair as soon as
possible.

 

Peak Forest Canal

Stoppages & Restrictions

Lock 10, Marple Flight

ADVICE (10.45am Monday 21 September 2020 until further notice)

Please be advised Lock 10, Marple Flight on the Peak Forest Canal is taking longer to fill due to one of the paddles being out of operation. Our team have been informed and will be on site tomorrow to carry out repairs.

River Ouse

Stoppages & Restrictions

Tree in the River between Linton Lock and Nun Monkton

Update on 21/09/2020:

CRT will update the notice on Friday 25th September.

RESTRICTION (11.45am Monday 21 September 2020 until further notice)

A tree is blocking the navigation close to the watertower making passage restricted.
Could skippers of all crafts please slow down and approach the area with caution.

Lee Navigation

Stoppages & Restrictions

Restricted passage

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

RESTRICTION (10am Monday 21 September 2020 until further notice)

Due to the continuing low levels of water, it is necessary to introduce a navigation restriction at lock 17 Tottenham on the Lee Navigation.
Lock 17 Tottenham will be opened to navigation each day, with restricted passage being between 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, Monday to Friday.

Sheffield & Tinsley Canal

Stoppages & Restrictions

Low water levels
Starts At: Lock 1 Tinsley
Ends At: Tinsley No.12 Lock

Update on 22/09/2020:

Water levels have returned to a normal level therefore navigation has now re-opened.

NAVIGATION CLOSURE (9.45am Monday 21 September 2020 until further notice)

Due to low water levels navigation is not possible through Lock 1 to Lock 12.

This will be monitored daily and once the water levels resume to a normal level the notice will be updated accordingly

Leeds & Liverpool Canal

Stoppages & Restrictions

Bridge 88, Withnell Fold Bridge

Saturday 19 September 2020 09:00 until further notice

Type: Navigation Restriction
Reason: Vegetation


 

Original message:

Windblown tree – restriction

 

  • Navigation Restriction
  • Vegetation
  • North West

Towpath closed, Restricted walkway

 

Please be advised there is a windblown tree between Bridge 88, Withnell Fold Bridge and Bridge 87 on the Leeds/Liverpool, is partially blocking navigation. Contractors have been informed and we anticipate they will be on site this morning to remove the obstruction.

Navigation will remain open, however we politely request all customers to navigate through the affected area with care.

 

Trent & Mersey Canal

Stoppages & Restrictions

Lk 60, Longcroft Lock – Towpath Side

Update on 18/09/2020:

 

We are currently in the process of organising a de-watered inspection of the lock to establish the exact cause of the underwater obstruction at Lock 60, Longcroft Towpath Side Lock on the Trent & Mersey Canal. Before this can happen stop planks need to be measured and made, which will take several weeks.

Please continue to use Lock 60, Longcroft Offside Lock for navigation.

An update on progress will be provided by Friday 30 October.

Rubble Link

Stoppages & Restrictions

Starts At: Lock No. 8
Ends At: Lock No. 9, Sea Lock Gate

RESTRICTION (until 7.30am Thursday 1 April 2021)

Update on 18/09/2020:

 

Following thorough investigations and meetings with third parties, careful planning of the complex works to remove the obstruction, including works to install new bank protection, between Lock 8 and Lock 9 on the Ribble Link are underway.

We are pleased to advise our contractors will start works in March next year.

Subject to weather and tides, works are being planned to finish before the start of the 2021 cruising season, restoring wide beam access on the Ribble Link.

The passage schedule for the Ribble Link 2021 season will be published and available to book later this year.

River Soar

Stoppages & Restrictions

Birstall Lock Approach Moorings
Starts At: Lock 45 – Birstall Lock
Ends At: Lock 45 – Birstall Lock

RESTRICTION (until Friday 30 October 2020)

Update on 18/09/2020:

 

Our maintenance team are now on site at Birstall Lock, carrying our the required repair works.

They aim to complete these repair works within the next 6 weeks.

Boaters are asked to proceed with care and follow any advice given on site.

Trent & Mersey Canal

Stoppages & Restrictions

Lock 42, Limekiln Lock – Towpath Side

Update on 18/09/2020:

 

As investigations continued, a blocked by-wash culvert has also been discovered by Lock 42, Limekiln Towpath Side Lock on the Trent & Mersey Canal.

Our engineer is currently in the process of organising a CCTV survey to establish the cause of the blocked by-wash and is in discussions with our Local Heritage Team about the method of repair for the damaged stop plank groove.

Given the heritage constraints of the site (the lock is Grade II Listed) it is anticipated this will take in excess of 6 weeks before works can commence onsite. As a result, the lock will remain closed and an update will be provided by Friday 30 October.

Please continue to use Lock 42, Limekiln Offside Lock for navigation.