Stoppages, Events and Notices



IDCanalFromToStart DateEnd DateDescription ( Click to see original C&RT Notice )Last Updated

1918Ashby Canal (Main Line)Bramcote Road Bridge No 6Bramcote Road Bridge No 607 January 201929 March 2019

Update on 28/11/2018:

Our contractors have reviewed the programme of works for the repairs to Bridge 6 and this has enabled us to keep the navigation open during the week of the site set-up.  The closure will now start on 9th January.  The end date is not affected.  Please take care when approaching the bridge during the site set-up.


The towpath will also be closed from 9th January for the duration of the works, with the diversion route clearly signed. 


We are closely monitoring the relocation of bat roosts within the bridge arch and are hopeful this will not affect the timing of the works.  Any changes will be notified by an update to this notice.

Above-water repairs to the cracked arch of the bridge, parapets, soffit and weathered sandstone stonework. 


Repairs to the wet abutment, below water level, will also be carried out.  The extent of these works will not be known until the navigation is de-watered.


Relocation of bat roosts within the arch may dictate timing of the works.  


Further updates to this notice will be made if any changes are required.


Please also be aware the towpath will be closed for the duration of the works.  A diversion will be put in place from Bulkington Road Bridge 5 (to the west) and Mill Bridge 8 (to the east).  This will be clearly signed.










27 January 19 19:40:01

IDCanalFromToStart DateEnd DateDescription ( Click to see original C&RT Notice )Last Updated

2126Birmingham Canal Navigations (Main Line)Puppy Green Pipe BridgeDudley Port Junction07 January 201924 May 2019

Update on 14/01/2019:

Waterway wall repairs are being undertaken between Puppy Green Pipe Bridge and Netherton Tunnel Branch (Dudley Port Junction).   


An alternative route is available by using the Old Main Line (Wolverhampton Level) from Factory Junction through to the Gower Branch Junction and down Brades Locks back onto the New Main Line Canal at Gower Branch Turnover Bridge. 


The Netherton Tunnel Branch in unaffected and will remain fully open during the duration of these works.  It can be accessed from the New Mainline approaching from the East.


During this closure, Third Party Contractors will also be working alongside the Trust to remove the gas pipe crossing near to Puppy Green Aqueduct. These works will take advantage of the existing stoppage to ensure the impact to the navigation is minimised.

Original message:


Waterway wall repairs to be carried out under drained conditions between Puppy Green Pipe Bridge and Netherton Tunnel Branch (Dudley Port Junction).  Please be aware the end date of this closure is outside our published winter stoppage period due to the extent of the works involved.   An alternative route is available by using the Old Main Line (Wolverhampton Level) from Factory Junction through to Gower Branch Junction and down Brades Locks back onto the New Main Line Canal at Gower Branch Turnover Bridge











27 January 19 19:45:03

2154Birmingham Canal Navigations (Main Line)Broad Street BridgeBroad Street Bridge07 January 201915 March 2019Third Party contractors, Midland Metro Alliance, have requested a closure to allow essential works to be carried out to the canal bridge structure
27 January 19 19:48:53

2213Birmingham Canal Navigations (Main Line)Wolverhampton Lock No 20Wolverhampton Top Lock No 104 February 201915 March 2019Replace bottom gates. Repair brickwork and coping stones. Repair quadrants, including kickers and improve lock ladders. Our Customer Service teams will be also be completing some smaller, below water, tasks on the surrounding locks that fall within this stoppage.
17 January 19 19:24:14

2381Birmingham Canal Navigations (Main Line)Wolverhampton Bottom Lock No 21Wolverhampton Top Lock No 111 February 201915 March 2019

Update on 12/02/2019:

Please be aware, as a result of work on the Droitwich Barge Canal being completed ahead of schedule, the construction team has been able to move on toLock 11 Old Main Line earlier than originally planned.  This has no effect on navigation as the Wolverhampton 21 flight is already currently closed for the gate replacement and other repair works at Lock 20 (please see separate notice).  The end date of the navigation closure is not affected.

Original message:


Replace bottom gate and extend handrails. Repair quoins including kickers. Repair chamber brickwork, install approach bollards and improve lock ladder. Our Customer Service teams will be also be completing some smaller, below water, tasks on the surrounding locks that fall within this stoppage.











12 February 19 22:53:10

IDCanalFromToStart DateEnd DateDescription ( Click to see original C&RT Notice )Last Updated

1434Kennet and Avon Canal (Main Line)Semington Top Lock No 16Semington Top Lock No 1607 January 201915 March 2019

Update on 15/01/2019:

Further to our last update, please be aware, for safety reasons, the towpath will also be closed from 21st January and will remain closed until completion of the repairs in March. 


An alternative route is available via the public rights of way to the south of the canal, and a map will be displayed on site.  

Update on 09/01/2019:

Following the failure of the offside approach wall on 4th December 2018, the scope of the work has now increased over and above that originally anticipated. 


We are working with our contract partner to undertake a full repair.  We are currently developing the programme but works will be completed no later than 15th March 2019. 


Further updates will be issued as the works progress.

Update on 20/09/2018:

The navigation at Lock 16 will be dewatered to allow a full investigation of the condition of the lock.  Emergency repairs will be carried out during the closure, as appropriate.


Following consultation with local customers and stakeholders, the closure has been re-programmed and will now take place after Christmas, as originally planned.


We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

The navigation will be dewatered to allow a full investigation of the condition of the lock. 


Emergency repairs will be carried out during the closure, as appropriate.


This stoppage will now take place before Christmas to bring it in line with other works in the area.










15 January 19 13:00:03

2281Kennet and Avon Canal (Main Line)Crofton Bottom Lock No 63Little Bedwyn Lock No 6707 January 201915 March 2019Update on 22/01/2019:
Please be aware, as a safety measure to facilitate the repair works at Locks 64, 65 and 66, the whole section between Locks 63 and 67 will be closed to boat traffic.  This closure will be in place for the duration of the stoppage period.
Update on 02/10/2018:
We are taking the opportunity during the closures at Locks 64 and 66, Great Bedwyn, to carry out urgent additional arising works at Lock 65.

Works will include:

Lock 64 - Reline top gates, carry out repairs to bottom gates, repair quoin stone and fit new anchor plates.

Lock 65 - Reline top gates, repair bottom gates.

Lock 66 - Reline and refit top gates, fit new anchor stones, repair bottom gates.

Due to the extent of the work now involved across the three locks, it will not be possible to incorporate a navigation window during the closure.  We do apologise for any inconvenience this might cause.

 

22 January 19 20:01:12

1528Kennet and Avon Canal (Main Line)Great Bedwyn Church Lock No 64Little Bedwyn Field Lock No 6607 January 201915 March 2019Update on 02/10/2018:
We are taking the opportunity during the closures at Locks 64 and 66, Great Bedwyn, to carry out urgent additional arising works at Lock 65.

Works will include:

Lock 64 - Reline top gates, carry out repairs to bottom gates, repair quoin stone and fit new anchor plates.

Lock 65 - Reline top gates, repair bottom gates.

Lock 66 - Reline and refit top gates, fit new anchor stones, repair bottom gates.

Due to the extent of the work now involved across the three locks, it will not be possible to incorporate a navigation window during the closure.  We do apologise for any inconvenience this might cause.

 

27 January 19 19:34:30

IDCanalFromToStart DateEnd DateDescription ( Click to see original C&RT Notice )Last Updated

1683Lancaster Canal (Northern Reaches - in water)Stainton Bridge End Bridge No 170Stainton Crossing Bridge No 17207 January 201901 March 2022The Canal & River Trust charity and Lancaster Canal Regeneration Partnership (LCRP) have been awarded a £1.3million grant by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to secure the future of Grade II-listed Stainton Aqueduct on the Lancaster Canal, near Sedgwick, in Cumbria.

The grant will fund repairs to Stainton Aqueduct, which was badly damaged during storms Desmond and Eva in December 2015. Contractors will start work next week and the repair project is likely to take around nine months.

The grant will also help to develop other key sites along the Lancaster Canal, such as Hincaster Tunnel and Sedgewick Aqueduct, and promote new leisure, educational and volunteering opportunities along the waterway, as part of the Partnership’s Lancaster Canal Towpath Trail project.

The total cost of the restoration, interpretation and community projects is £2.2 million. This new grant, made possible thanks to National Lottery players, is supplemented by secured funding of £500,000 from the Rural Development Programme for England’s Cumbria Countryside Access Fund, £140,000 from South Lakeland District Council and smaller grants from Cumbria County Council and Kendal Town Council, which supports the Towpath Trail project. The Canal & River Trust will provide the remainder of the match funding, c£200,000

In August last year, HLF gave an initial development grant of £41,000 to scope out the project so the repairs and wider heritage regeneration activity could begin as soon as the funding green light was given.

A new project officer will now be appointed for two years by the Canal & River Trust to lead the community, tourism and interpretation aspects of the initiative. Students from Kendal College and members of the local community will be invited to join in a range of activities from recording local history memories to learning traditional dry stone walling techniques. The plan is to produce two new trails, as well as wind-up audio canal character sculptures and sound and light shows deep inside Hincaster Tunnel.

Stephen Higham, from the Canal & River Trust, said: “The Lancaster Canal celebrates its bicentenary in 2019 so this is a perfect time to work with the Lancaster Canal Regeneration Partnership to help realise our joint aspirations for wider heritage and regeneration activity.

“Securing the future of the 200-year-old aqueduct is vitally important for the future prosperity of the Lancaster Canal and we are delighted the HLF grant means we can now get on with the essential restoration and repair work.”

Audrey Smith, Lancaster Canal Regeneration Partnership chair, added: “The canal has great untapped potential as a regional visitor and tourism destination. We look forward to continuing to work with the Canal & River Trust as we breathe new life into this waterway through the Lancaster Canal Towpath Trail project.”

The Grade ll- listed Stainton Aqueduct was built in 1819 and carries the Lancaster Canal, cared for by the Canal & River Trust, over Stainton Beck. Prior to the damage caused during extreme rainfall in the December 2015 storms, the aqueduct was in good condition. Emergency stabilisation works costing £250,000 were completed onsite by the Canal & River Trust in early 2016. However, these were not sufficient to open up the public right of way through the aqueduct tunnel or to enable navigation over the aqueduct (principally used by a trip boat operated by the Lancaster Canal Trust).

To find out more about volunteering or donating with the Canal & River Trust, please visit www.canalrivertrust.org.uk or to get involved with the Lancaster Canal Regeneration Partnership,
22 October 18 17:37:38

IDCanalFromToStart DateEnd DateDescription ( Click to see original C&RT Notice )Last Updated

2153Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Main Line - Liverpool to Wigan)Railway Bridge No PRailway Bridge No P01 February 201928 February 2019Network Rail Contractors, J Murphy & Sons, are replacing an existing rail bridge due to its structural condition.27 January 19 19:48:30

IDCanalFromToStart DateEnd DateDescription ( Click to see original C&RT Notice )Last Updated

1295Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Main Line - Wigan to Leeds)Manchester Road Bridge No 130BFinsley Gate Bridge No 130E12 November 201815 March 2019
Update on 15/10/2018:
Please note the start date for this closure has been put back by one week until 12th November. 
This is to keep the navigation open for an additional week following the restrictions imposed during the summer due to the drought.  Our contractors will be completing their site set-up in the week before the stoppage, so please take care while travelling through the area.
Please note that the towpath will still be closed from 5th November, as originally planned.
 
Update on 03/09/2018:
The length from Manchester Road Bridge 130B to Bridge 130E will be dewatered to allow for canal relining works, work to the towpath retaining wall and offside soft bank protection. 
15 October 18 13:00:02

2053Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Main Line - Wigan to Leeds)Blackburn Top Lock No 52Blackburn Bottom Lock No 5720 December 201820 December 2019
Update on 07/01/2019:
Please be advised further investigations need to be carried out, whilst the investigations are taking place, the below restrictions will remain.
An update will be provided once the investigations have been completed.
Update on 02/01/2019:
Please be advised this restriction will remain in place whilst we continue to oversee passages on the Blackburn Flight.
A further update will be issued Monday 7 January.
 
Update on 21/12/2018:
Please be advised the local team have successfully facilitated a repair to Top Lock, Blackburn after the recent act of severe vandalism. In order to avoid potential further damage and flooding over the festive season, starting Saturday 22 December, we will be implementing the following restriction;
07 January 19 18:00:01

2148Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Main Line - Wigan to Leeds)Manchester Road Bridge No 130BSandholme Aqueduct No 3307 January 201915 March 2019Bridge 130B and Sandholme Aqueduct are to be dewatered to allow new stop grooves to be constructed at 130B and existing grooves to be inspected at Sandholme. The two structures will be dewatered at the same time.27 January 19 19:45:44

2221Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Main Line - Wigan to Leeds)Barrowford Top Lock No 45Barrowford Top Lock No 4507 January 201915 March 2019Construction of a new wash wall and lock landing for the downstream towpath side of Lock 45 Top Lock.
A signed towpath diversion will be in position.
Following customer feedback, the start date for this closure has been delayed until 7th January 2019.
17 January 19 19:33:26

2235Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Main Line - Wigan to Leeds)Kirkstall Lock No 7Kirkstall Lock No 704 February 201915 March 2019Carry out repairs to the approach wall and lock gates at Lock 7.
Repairs at Lock 10 have been deferred which has allowed the start date of this closure to be put back until 4th February 2019.
17 January 19 19:07:18

2220Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Main Line - Wigan to Leeds)Greenberfield Middle Lock No 43Greenberfield Middle Lock No 4311 February 201901 March 2019Closure to allow for lock gate repairs.17 January 19 19:32:14

IDCanalFromToStart DateEnd DateDescription ( Click to see original C&RT Notice )Last Updated

1674Monmouthshire and Brecon CanalSolomon’s Bridge No 47Solomon’s Bridge No 4721 June 201821 June 201931/07/2018 @ 09:56

Please note that's this is on Torfaen Councils section of canal and not the canal and River Trusts.

If you require any further assistance please contact the Gloucester Dock office on either:

enquiries.southwalessevern@canalrivertrust.org.uk or 03030 404040
17 January 19 19:57:36

2233Monmouthshire and Brecon CanalLlangynidr Lock No 65Llangynidr Lock No 6802 January 201915 March 2019Bottom gate to be replaced, improvements to be made to the quadrant.
 Tail bridge to be replaced and approach bollards installed

17 January 19 20:14:43

2234Monmouthshire and Brecon CanalLlangynidr Lock No 68Llangynidr Lock No 6502 January 201915 March 2019Repair top gate, bottom quoin and repair the lock quadrants
17 January 19 19:06:17

1898Monmouthshire and Brecon CanalTy - Gwynn Bridge No 102Navigation Bridge No 10307 January 201907 March 2019

A stoppage is required by Costain Contractors Ltd, working on behalf of the Welsh Assembly, to construct two surface water discharge structures on the offside of the canal.  The navigation will be dewatered to enable the works to be carried out.


The scheme is part of the ongoing construction of the Heads of the Valley A465 new road link system.










27 January 19 19:37:40

2156Monmouthshire and Brecon CanalUpper Yard Bridge No 115Fro Bridge No 12207 January 201915 March 2019A closure is required in order to carry out repairs to the concrete channel.27 January 19 19:49:42

2064Monmouthshire and Brecon CanalPenawr Lift Bridge No 150Cross Oak Bridge No 14704 February 201915 March 2019

Update on 20/12/2018:

Our engineers have reviewed the design of the works to repair the failed timber edge between Penawr Bridge 150 and Cross Oak Bridge 147.  We are pleased to confirm this has resulted in a revised methodology which means the duration of the navigation closure has been reduced to just six weeks.  Please note the new start date for the stoppage.

Original message:


Repairs to failed timber edge











27 January 19 19:42:17

2310Monmouthshire and Brecon CanalPen-Pedair Heol MarinaPen-Pedair Heol Marina11 February 201901 March 2019

Unfortunately the remedial work on the concrete channel, which was undertaken earlier in the stoppage season, has now found to be unsuccessful.  Water has since returned to the adjacent fields and public highway.   


Further investigations and repairs to this section of canal will be undertaken to control the flow of water.










30 January 19 18:16:20

IDCanalFromToStart DateEnd DateDescription ( Click to see original C&RT Notice )Last Updated

2340Peak Forest Canal (Lower)Marple Top Lock No 16Marple Bottom Lock No 123 July 201824 May 2019Update on 06/02/2019:
Unfortunately, whilst the works at Marple Lock 11 have been progressing steadily throughout the winter so far, they are a few weeks behind our original intended schedule. 

It is now planned to re-open the canal to boats by close of play on Friday 24th May 2019. Delays have been encountered in the piling phase of the works, with the augering of the ground and reinforced concrete pile installation behind the existing lock walls proving slower than expected, as well as having to address some design changes due to site constraints. However, the piling is now complete, ensuring the ground is stable so that the failed lock walls can be carefully dismantled. 

Given the progression of the works to date, at this stage we now have more certainty regarding the expected duration of the next phase; take-down of both lock walls, followed by their re-building back to the correct alignment. This is complex and time consuming, as the walls are being re-constructed like-for-like, in order to comply with heritage requirements.  Lock 11 is a Grade II Listed structure.

We apologise for this ongoing closure, and are pushing forward to complete the re-construction of the lock as soon as possible.

 
Update on 22/08/2018:
Due to further movement of the chamber wall at Marple Lock 11, the lock is now too narrow for boats to fit through safely. As such, the Marple Lock Flight is unfortunately closed to navigation.

06 February 19 19:11:03

IDCanalFromToStart DateEnd DateDescription ( Click to see original C&RT Notice )Last Updated

1741Rochdale CanalLittleborough Lower Lock No 48Moss Lower Lock No 5007 January 201915 March 2019

Update on 30/10/2018:

Please be aware the end date of this stoppage at Lock 49, Rochdale Canal, has been amended to bring it in line with the stoppage at Lock 50.   The stoppages at both locks will run concurrently.


At Lock 49 we will be carrying out repairs to the tail cill, worn coper and the landing washwall.

Repairs to the tail cill, worn coper and the landing washwall.


The dates of this stoppage have been revised from the original plan in order to make the best use of our local resources.










27 January 19 19:36:02

1597Rochdale CanalDukes Lock No 92Dale Street Lock No 8418 February 201908 March 2019

Contractors working on behalf of the St James Building have identified urgent repairs required to the bridge soffit of Bridge 98, Oxford Road Bridge. 


Working in collaboration with the Trust, these works will be carried out during the existing navigation closure for repairs at Lock 89.










18 February 19 15:00:02

2225Rochdale CanalLittleborough Lower Lock No 48Littleborough Lower Lock No 4818 February 201908 March 2019Re-lining and re-fitting of the tail gate.
The dates of this stoppage have been revised from the original plan in order to make the best use of our local resources.
17 January 19 19:34:27

2239Rochdale CanalTib Lock No 89Tib Lock No 8918 February 201915 March 2019Top and Tail Gate Reline and Refit
17 January 19 19:10:29

2229Rochdale CanalMoss Lower Lock No 50Blue Pits Middle Lock No 5225 February 201915 March 2019Repair blow through cill/paddle
17 January 19 18:59:36

2232Rochdale CanalBoarshaw Lock No 60Walk Mill Lock No 6311 March 201915 March 2019Carry out repairs to the sinking coper and missing washwall.
The length of this stoppage has been reduced from the original plan and dates have been amended in order to make the best use of our local resources.
17 January 19 19:02:21

IDCanalFromToStart DateEnd DateDescription ( Click to see original C&RT Notice )Last Updated

2244Shropshire Union Canal (Llangollen Canal - Main Line)Hurleston Bottom Lock No 1Hurleston Top Lock No 402 January 201922 February 2019Update on 01/02/2019:
Our planned works to rebuild the lock walls at Hurleston Lock 4 have been problematic and we have not made the progress on site that we had expected; it has also become clear that the work programme would need to be significantly longer than anticipated, with works likely to run until the end of May at least. Given the impact this would have on customers wishing to use the locks in the spring and early summer, we have suspended works and are cancelling the project this winter. We will be re-opening the lock from 22nd February. The works will be deferred to next winter’s stoppage season and will restart in November 2019.  We will use the time until then to review and re-plan the works.

 

We understand the concern regarding this lock, and the number of boats which have had difficulties in passing through it over recent years.  We have not taken the decision to defer the work lightly.  We have consulted a range of users including hire-boat operators and other key customers and have concluded that an extended closure would cause significant disruption which we could not justify. We do not believe that the lock shows any signs of worsening significantly but will continue to monitor it through 2019, with our lock-keepers available to assist any boats that get into difficulties using it.

 

We are committed to completing the repairs to Hurleston Lock 4 and apologise to those customers who are unable to use the Llangollen this year because of the deferral.
Lock 4 - Repair/replace balance beam and missing brickwork in the paddle chamber.  Carry out extensive repairs to the inwards leaning towpath side wall.

Lock 1 - Repair and reline bottom gates and quoin.

 

01 February 19 18:43:56

2219Shropshire Union Canal (Llangollen Canal - Main Line)Grindley Brook Bottom Lock No 14Grindley Brook Bottom Lock No 1411 February 201901 March 2019Replacement of bottom gates
17 January 19 19:28:20

2249Shropshire Union Canal (Llangollen Canal - Main Line)Povey's Lock No 13Povey's Lock No 1311 February 201901 March 2019Replacement of the bottom gates17 January 19 19:20:51

IDCanalFromToStart DateEnd DateDescription ( Click to see original C&RT Notice )Last Updated

2059Stratford Canal (South Section)Wilmcote Top Lock No 40Bishopton Lock No 5104 February 201915 March 2019

Update on 20/12/2018:

As a result of the earlier finish date of the stoppage at Locks 25 and 26, additional resources are now available to work on the stoppage at Lock 43.  This will enable us to complete the works here in a shorter period.  Please note the new start date for this stoppage. 

Replace the bottom gate and top and bottom cill.


Carry out improvements to the lock ladders. 


Our Customer Service teams will be also be completing some smaller, below water, tasks on the surrounding locks that fall within this stoppage.


Following customer feedback, we have delayed the start of this closure to allow additional cruising time over the new year period.










27 January 19 19:41:45

2379Stratford Canal (South Section)Bishopton Lock No 51Featherbed Bridge No 5904 February 201915 March 2019

Update on 11/02/2019:

We are taking the opportunity, whilst the navigation is closed for the gate and cill replacement at Lock 43,  to undertake repairs to the waterway wall at the Featherbed Lane visitor moorings.  We had to defer these works last October due to budgetary issues.  However, we are pleased to confirm that funds have now been made available from other projects and have been assigned for our contractors to carry out the Featherbed Lane wall repairs as a matter of urgency. 


The navigation is closed from Lock 51 to approximately 150m north of Bridge 59.  The stoppage will be in place until 15th March, as originally planned.  Completion of the works at Featherbed Lane will continue beyond this date but under local restrictions only.  Further updates will be issued regarding these restrictions.

Update on 20/12/2018:

As a result of the earlier finish date of the stoppage at Locks 25 and 26, additional resources are now available to work on the stoppage at Lock 43.  This will enable us to complete the works here in a shorter period.  Please note the new start date for this stoppage. 

Replace the bottom gate and top and bottom cill.


Carry out improvements to the lock ladders. 


Our Customer Service teams will be also be completing some smaller, below water, tasks on the surrounding locks that fall within this stoppage.


Following customer feedback, we have delayed the start of this closure to allow additional cruising time over the new year period.










11 February 19 20:07:47

IDCanalFromToStart DateEnd DateDescription ( Click to see original C&RT Notice )Last Updated

2402Trent and Mersey Canal (Caldon Branch - Main Line to Froghall)Bedford Street Bridge No 2Shelton New Road Bridge No 302 January 201915 March 2019Update on 18/02/2019:
Our contractors have encountered unforeseen issues causing delays to the deck replacement works at Bedford Street Bridge.  The navigation will be re-opened to boats, as originally planned, on 15th March.  However, work to the deck will continue beyond this date and there will be reduced head height under the bridge due to the scaffolding.   All navigation users will be requested to slow down and take care when travelling under the bridge.

Further information has been issued under a separate advice notice.

 
Update on 03/12/2018:
Please be aware, during the deck replacement works at Bedford Street Bridge 2, we will be closing the towpath between Bridge 2 and Bridge 3, Shelton New Road Bridge.   There will be no access over Bridge 2.

18 February 19 20:06:32

2151Trent and Mersey Canal (Caldon Branch - Main Line to Froghall)London Bridge No 50BLondon Bridge No 50B04 February 201922 February 2019Replace or repair the timber walkway for the bridge, as required.27 January 19 19:47:24

2161Trent and Mersey Canal (Caldon Branch - Main Line to Froghall)Cheddleton Lock No 13Cheddleton Lock No 1304 February 201922 February 2019Closure to replace Top Gate and undertake other minor repairs at the time.27 January 19 19:52:32

2150Trent and Mersey Canal (Caldon Branch - Main Line to Froghall)Long Butts Lift Bridge No 23Long Butts Lift Bridge No 2325 February 201915 March 2019Closure to undertake the required repairs to the bridge27 January 19 19:46:48

IDCanalFromToStart DateEnd DateDescription ( Click to see original C&RT Notice )Last Updated

1754Gloucester and Sharpness CanalTidal BasinLlanthony Road Bridge26 March 201826 March 2019Update on 01/11/2018:
Opening hours for the River Severn and Gloucester & Sharpness Canal from 26th March 2018 – 24th March 2019

Monday 1st November to 24th March 2019 - 08:00 to 16:00 Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

The Canal and River Severn will be closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. During this period the following Locks will be unmanned: Lincomb, Holt, Bevere, Diglis and Upper lode.

Lock bookings for the River Severn from can be requested by calling Gloucester Lock, 24 hours prior to passage on 01452 310832.

For passage through Sims and Rea Bridges contact Hempstead Bridge on 01452 521880.

For passage through Cambridge Bridge contact Patch Bridge 01453 890324.

For passage through Sellars Bridge contact Parkend Bridge on 01452 720016.

 

01 November 18 20:00:57

1758Gloucester and Sharpness CanalTidal BasinLlanthony Road Bridge26 March 201826 March 2019Update on 01/11/2018:
Opening hours for the River Severn and Gloucester & Sharpness Canal from 26th March 2018 – 24th March 2019

Monday 1st November to 24th March 2019 - 08:00 to 16:00 Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

The Canal and River Severn will be closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. During this period the following Locks will be unmanned: Lincomb, Holt, Bevere, Diglis and Upper lode.

Lock bookings for the River Severn from can be requested by calling Gloucester Lock, 24 hours prior to passage on 01452 310832.

For passage through Sims and Rea Bridges contact Hempstead Bridge on 01452 521880.

For passage through Cambridge Bridge contact Patch Bridge 01453 890324.

For passage through Sellars Bridge contact Parkend Bridge on 01452 720016.

 

01 November 18 20:01:12

1759Gloucester and Sharpness CanalTidal BasinLlanthony Road Bridge26 March 201826 March 2019Update on 01/11/2018:
Opening hours for the River Severn and Gloucester & Sharpness Canal from 26th March 2018 – 24th March 2019

Monday 1st November to 24th March 2019 - 08:00 to 16:00 Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

The Canal and River Severn will be closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. During this period the following Locks will be unmanned: Lincomb, Holt, Bevere, Diglis and Upper lode.

Lock bookings for the River Severn from can be requested by calling Gloucester Lock, 24 hours prior to passage on 01452 310832.

For passage through Sims and Rea Bridges contact Hempstead Bridge on 01452 521880.

For passage through Cambridge Bridge contact Patch Bridge 01453 890324.

For passage through Sellars Bridge contact Parkend Bridge on 01452 720016.

 

01 November 18 20:01:04

2118Gloucester and Sharpness CanalLlanthony Road BridgeLlanthony Road Bridge12 January 201912 January 2020

Please be advised that due to dredging operations by Llanthony Bridge, passage through the bridge at weekends may be delayed for up to half an hour.


To book passage through the bridge at the weekend or on weekdays, please provide 24-hour's notice by contacting Gloucester Lock on 01452 310832.


For further information or advice, please contact the Gloucester Dock Office on 01452 318012 or at enquiries.southwalessevern@canalrivertrust.org.uk.


Thank you.










12 January 19 10:09:55

IDCanalFromToStart DateEnd DateDescription ( Click to see original C&RT Notice )Last Updated

1478Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Norton to Gayton)Buckby Lock No 8Buckby Lock No 1101 October 201801 October 2019The Met Office declared this summer as being the joint hottest on record, with only 61% of average rainfall received.

 

As we move into Autumn the weather may be cooler, but we are still feeling the effects of the dry summer. Streams feeding canals are drier than normal, and our reservoirs are lower than usual for this time of year.

 

We are reluctantly having to introduce further measures to manage the risk of reservoir running out of water before the start of winter stoppage season.

 

Lock opening hours are being tightened to further control canal demands. Shorter days of lock operation will also provide the back pumps with more time to transfer water from up from the river’s Tone and Ouse (providing an alternative source of water to our depleted reservoirs).

 

Even despite recent storms and heavy rainfall our reservoirs in this part of the network are relatively slow to refill. It takes more than a few storms to provide water for a summer of navigation. We will be watching weather patterns develop over the coming autumn and winter months hoping for a positive response in reservoirs over the winter.

 

As we monitor the impact of storms and periods of wet weather we will continue to review our canal opening hours with a view to keeping disruption to a minimum.

 

You can find out more about how we manage our water at  or contact us Water.Information@canalrivertrust.org.uk

 

27 September 18 19:40:30

IDCanalFromToStart DateEnd DateDescription ( Click to see original C&RT Notice )Last Updated

1084Grand Union Canal (Hertford Union Canal)Hertford Union Top Lock No 1Hertford Union Top Lock No 110 August 201810 August 2019Following the long period of dry hot weather there are continued low flows of water from the river tributaries that feed the Grand Union Canal, including the Paddington Arm. This is also the only supply of water for the Regent’s Canal through Hampstead Rd Locks in Camden and this is having a direct impact on the water levels on this long stretch of water (The Paddington Arm). Whenever water is passed through Camden to feed the Regent’s the level drops. Due to these constant low levels we have had to take the difficult decision to put in place temporary overnight lock closures in key locations to preserve water.

The following locks will be closed from Friday 10 August 2018 between 21:00pm - 07:00am  every night.  

 •            Grand Union - Lock 90 Top Lock only.

•             Regent’s - Hampstead Rd Lock both locks

•             Regent’s – Acton’s Lock top gates

•             Regent’s – Old Ford Lock – top gates

•             Regent’s – Mile End Lock -top gates

•             Hertford Union – Lock 1 – top gates

We are monitoring the situation constantly and will look at reopening the locks as soon as practically possible please be patient during this unprecedented time and contact us on 0303 040 4040 for local updates and further information.

You can report any environmental incidents including fish in distress or very low river flows and reservoir levels to our customer service number 0303 040 4040 or 0800 47 999 47 or use the Environment Agency incident hotline 0800 80 70 60 (Freephone, 24-Hours).

You can view the Grand Union - Lock 90 Top Lock notice and its online map here:

You can view the Regents Canal notice and its online map here:

 

08 August 18 20:31:01

IDCanalFromToStart DateEnd DateDescription ( Click to see original C&RT Notice )Last Updated

1731Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Main Line - Liverpool to Wigan)Ell Meadow Lock No 89Wigan Junction30 October 201830 October 2019

In order to conserve water in the Wigan area, as of Tuesday 30 October we will be implementing overnight restrictions in the Wigan central area.


Lock 88 (Pagefield Lock) to Lock 89 (Ell Meadow Lock) on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal and Lock 1, Poolstock Lock on the Leigh Branch will be opened at 8am and locked at 4pm daily.


The above locks will be padlocked closed outside of these times.


These restrictions will be in place until further notice.










29 October 18 19:29:26

2045Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Main Line - Liverpool to Wigan)Ell Meadow Lock No 89Pagefield Lock No 8830 October 201830 October 2019

Update on 19/12/2018:

In order to conserve water in the Wigan area, we will continue to implement overnight restrictions in the Wigan central area.


Padlocks will be placed on Lock 88 (Pagefield Lock) and Lock 89 (Ell Meadow Lock) on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal and will be opened at 8am and locked at 3pm daily.


The above locks will be padlocked closed outside of these times.


These restrictions will be in place until further notice.

In order to conserve water in the Wigan area, as of Tuesday 30 October we will be implementing overnight restrictions in the Wigan central area.


Lock 88 (Pagefield Lock) to Lock 89 (Ell Meadow Lock) on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal and Lock 1, Poolstock Lock on the Leigh Branch will be opened at 8am and locked at 4pm daily.


The above locks will be padlocked closed outside of these times.


These restrictions will be in place until further notice.










19 December 18 13:03:21

IDCanalFromToStart DateEnd DateDescription ( Click to see original C&RT Notice )Last Updated

1686Macclesfield CanalBosley Top Lock No 1Bosley Bottom Lock No 1223 July 201823 July 2019In the latter half of September the Macclesfield & Peak Forest Canal reservoirs have benefited from significant rainfall, resulting in an increase in water levels both in the reservoirs and the canal. We appreciate this summer has seen significant disruption to our boating customers and many need to return to home and winter moorings. We are now in a position to re-open the canal at the Bosley Flight on 6th October.

However to try and conserve water, we will initially operate with restrictions between 8am and 1pm daily

• Last passage at lock 1 and lock 12 will be at 1pm, this is to allow our teams to assist boats through the flight.

We will review these restrictions during the first week with the aim of removing them as soon as possible.

The Bosley Flight will then close on the 5th November to allow the winter works at Locks 8 and Lock 12 to be completed. (The winter works stoppage notices will be updated to reflect time duration changes).
17 January 19 19:57:47

1514Macclesfield CanalBosley Top Lock No 1Bosley Bottom Lock No 1223 July 201823 July 2019

Update on 28/09/2018:

In the latter half of September the Macclesfield & Peak Forest Canal reservoirs have benefited from significant rainfall, resulting in an increase in water levels both in the reservoirs and the canal. We appreciate this summer has seen significant disruption to our boating customers and many need to return to home and winter moorings. We are now in a position to re-open the canal at the Bosley Flight on 6th October.


However to try and conserve water, we will initially operate with restrictions between 8am and 1pm daily  


• Last passage at lock 1 and lock 12  will be at 1pm, this is to allow our teams to assist boats through the flight.


We will review these restrictions during the first week with the aim of removing them as soon as possible.


The Bosley Flight will then close on the 5th November to allow the winter works at Locks 8 and Lock 12 to be completed. (The winter works stoppage notices will be updated to reflect time duration changes).

28 September 18 18:19:41

IDCanalFromToStart DateEnd DateDescription ( Click to see original C&RT Notice )Last Updated

2134River Trent (non-tidal section)Cromwell Lock No 11Cromwell Lock No 1101 November 201801 November 2019

TIDAL LOCK OPERATION IN THE EAST MIDLANDS


Two of our tidal locks (Cromwell and Torksey) have the same core hours, which are: 7:00am to 9:00pm in Summer (the earlier of Good Friday or 1st April to 30th September) and 8:00am to 4:00pm in Winter.


Cromwell will operate at all times within these core hours in summer and for 6 hours in winter except at weekends when it will be operated for 8 hours.  


Torksey will operate with the tides and shift patterns will be arranged accordingly to suit these, within the core hours. Typical shifts will be 6 hours in winter and 8 hours in summer. Occasionally we will operate Torksey slightly before 8am or slightly after 4pm in winter if there is a suitable tide and this will be recognised in shift patterns.


Any passage required outside of these hours should be booked at least 5 working days in advance through the office at Newark (0303 040 4040) and is subject to staff availability.


During winter Boston is managed by a booking system, and we ask for 5 working days’ notice, to allow for us to arrange for a lock keeper to be on site and is subject to availability.  Bookings can be arranged by ringing 0303 040 4040 and asking for the Newark Admin Team.  During the Summer, Boston Lock will operate for a maximum of 5 hours on any day, as passage is limited to specific windows of opportunity.  The actual hours of operation each day will be designed to maximise the opportunity to use the lock.


In an emergency, the out of hours call out number 0800 47 999 47 is available.


Actual shift patterns are published at the locks and on the notices section of our website.










15 January 19 18:41:06

IDCanalFromToStart DateEnd DateDescription ( Click to see original C&RT Notice )Last Updated

1707River Witham (Boston to the Wash)Boston Grand Sluice Lock No 3Boston Grand Sluice Lock No 301 November 201801 November 2019

TIDAL LOCK OPERATION IN THE EAST MIDLANDS


Two of our tidal locks (Cromwell and Torksey) have the same core hours, which are: 7:00am to 9:00pm in Summer (the earlier of Good Friday or 1st April to 30th September) and 8:00am to 4:00pm in Winter.


Cromwell will operate at all times within these core hours in summer and for 6 hours in winter except at weekends when it will be operated for 8 hours.  


Torksey will operate with the tides and shift patterns will be arranged accordingly to suit these, within the core hours. Typical shifts will be 6 hours in winter and 8 hours in summer. Occasionally we will operate Torksey slightly before 8am or slightly after 4pm in winter if there is a suitable tide and this will be recognised in shift patterns.


Any passage required outside of these hours should be booked at least 5 working days in advance through the office at Newark (0303 040 4040) and is subject to staff availability.


During winter Boston is managed by a booking system, and we ask for 5 working days’ notice, to allow for us to arrange for a lock keeper to be on site and is subject to availability.  Bookings can be arranged by ringing 0303 040 4040 and asking for the Newark Admin Team.  During the Summer, Boston Lock will operate for a maximum of 5 hours on any day, as passage is limited to specific windows of opportunity.  The actual hours of operation each day will be designed to maximise the opportunity to use the lock.


In an emergency, the out of hours call out number 0800 47 999 47 is available.


Actual shift patterns are published at the locks and on the notices section of our website.










15 January 19 14:00:04

IDCanalFromToStart DateEnd DateDescription ( Click to see original C&RT Notice )Last Updated

1671Lee and Stort Navigation - Bow Back Rivers (Prescott Channel)Three Mills LockThree Mills Lock16 October 201716 October 201901/10/2018 @ 10:52

Works continue through until further notice. Further extensive works now have been identified, resulting from the inspection, as necessary for completion prior to reopening this lock.

Please check back for further updates.
17 Jan 19 19:58:05

1535River Weaver (main line)Northwich Town Swing BridgeNorthwich Town Swing Bridge09 April 201809 April 2019

Update on 03/10/2018:

We are making arrangements with Cheshire West and Chester for the required road closure to allow the repair works to be carried out.  We are hoping to start the repair works in November.  Subject to further planning.

Due to technical issues we are currently unable to operate Town Bridge until further notice. Therefore an air draught restriction of 7ft 6" will be in place.


Further updates will following when available.


Sustaining a working 200 year-old canal system occasionally requires unplanned maintenance work. Please bear with us, we’ll try and keep disruption to a minimum.










03 Oct 18 20:56:00

324Bridgwater and Taunton CanalMarsh Lane Swing Bridge No 9Marsh Lane Swing Bridge No 908 May 201808 May 2019

Update on 02/05/2018:

Please note the following correction to our contact numbers to arrange booking of Bridge 9:


Canal and River Trust


Mobile 07887 545369 or Mobile 07483 930514

During the construction of a new bridge crossing adjacent to Crossways Swing Bridge, which is under the control of Taunton Highways, the operation of the swing bridge will be restricted to an advance booking system from Monday to Friday.


Normal operation will be available over the weekend.


Advance booking of the bridge will require 48-hours notice. To arrange your booking please contact Canal & River Trust:


Mobile 078877545369 or 0748393514


Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. We will endeavour to keep the disruption to a minimum.

28 Jul 18 11:19:39

1674Monmouthshire and Brecon CanalSolomon’s Bridge No 47Solomon’s Bridge No 4721 June 201821 June 201931/07/2018 @ 09:56

Please note that's this is on Torfaen Councils section of canal and not the canal and River Trusts.

If you require any further assistance please contact the Gloucester Dock office on either:

enquiries.southwalessevern@canalrivertrust.org.uk or 03030 404040
17 Jan 19 19:57:36

2340Peak Forest Canal (Lower)Marple Top Lock No 16Marple Bottom Lock No 123 July 201824 May 2019Update on 06/02/2019:
Unfortunately, whilst the works at Marple Lock 11 have been progressing steadily throughout the winter so far, they are a few weeks behind our original intended schedule. 

It is now planned to re-open the canal to boats by close of play on Friday 24th May 2019. Delays have been encountered in the piling phase of the works, with the augering of the ground and reinforced concrete pile installation behind the existing lock walls proving slower than expected, as well as having to address some design changes due to site constraints. However, the piling is now complete, ensuring the ground is stable so that the failed lock walls can be carefully dismantled. 

Given the progression of the works to date, at this stage we now have more certainty regarding the expected duration of the next phase; take-down of both lock walls, followed by their re-building back to the correct alignment. This is complex and time consuming, as the walls are being re-constructed like-for-like, in order to comply with heritage requirements.  Lock 11 is a Grade II Listed structure.

We apologise for this ongoing closure, and are pushing forward to complete the re-construction of the lock as soon as possible.

 
Update on 22/08/2018:
Due to further movement of the chamber wall at Marple Lock 11, the lock is now too narrow for boats to fit through safely. As such, the Marple Lock Flight is unfortunately closed to navigation.

06 Feb 19 19:11:03

1814Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Rufford Branch)Tarleton LockTarleton Lock12 November 201812 November 2019

Update on 11/12/2018:

Works are ongoing to facilitate a dewatered inspection of the cill. The inspection is vital for gaining more understanding of the works needed to repair the issue.


The local team will continue to monitor water levels on the Rufford Branch.  


A further update will be provided once the inspection has taken place.

Please be advised emergency works are needed to the cill at Lock 8, River Lock on the Rufford Branch of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. This has resulted in our team installing stop planks. The lock is now closed to navigation.


Our staff are on site maintaining the water levels.


We will provide an update once we have further information.










11 Dec 18 11:00:02

1295Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Main Line - Wigan to Leeds)Manchester Road Bridge No 130BFinsley Gate Bridge No 130E12 November 201815 March 2019
Update on 15/10/2018:
Please note the start date for this closure has been put back by one week until 12th November. 
This is to keep the navigation open for an additional week following the restrictions imposed during the summer due to the drought.  Our contractors will be completing their site set-up in the week before the stoppage, so please take care while travelling through the area.
Please note that the towpath will still be closed from 5th November, as originally planned.
 
Update on 03/09/2018:
The length from Manchester Road Bridge 130B to Bridge 130E will be dewatered to allow for canal relining works, work to the towpath retaining wall and offside soft bank protection. 
15 Oct 18 13:00:02

1964River Severn (main river - Worcester to Gloucester)Worcester Southern Link Road BridgeWorcester Southern Link Road Bridge06 December 201806 December 2019

Please be advised that the buoys at Carrington Road Bridge are no longer in position. We are currently working on a resolution and hope to have them back in place as soon as possible.


In the meantime please be vigilant for the missing buoys and avoid the shallows. When navigating this area, please ensure you follow the below guidance:


When travelling North (upstream) between the top of the SMYC pontoon and the A4440 Road Bridge, boats should keep left of the centre of the River to stay in the deep water channel.


When travelling South (downstream) between A4440 Road Bridge and the top of the SMYC pontoon, boats should keep right of the centre of the River to stay in the deep water channel.


For further information or advice, please contact the Gloucester Dock Office on 01452 318012 or at enquiries.southwalessevern@canalrivertrust.org.uk.


Thank you.










07 Dec 18 19:48:56

2053Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Main Line - Wigan to Leeds)Blackburn Top Lock No 52Blackburn Bottom Lock No 5720 December 201820 December 2019
Update on 07/01/2019:
Please be advised further investigations need to be carried out, whilst the investigations are taking place, the below restrictions will remain.
An update will be provided once the investigations have been completed.
Update on 02/01/2019:
Please be advised this restriction will remain in place whilst we continue to oversee passages on the Blackburn Flight.
A further update will be issued Monday 7 January.
 
Update on 21/12/2018:
Please be advised the local team have successfully facilitated a repair to Top Lock, Blackburn after the recent act of severe vandalism. In order to avoid potential further damage and flooding over the festive season, starting Saturday 22 December, we will be implementing the following restriction;
07 Jan 19 18:00:01

2233Monmouthshire and Brecon CanalLlangynidr Lock No 65Llangynidr Lock No 6802 January 201915 March 2019Bottom gate to be replaced, improvements to be made to the quadrant.
 Tail bridge to be replaced and approach bollards installed

17 Jan 19 20:14:43

2234Monmouthshire and Brecon CanalLlangynidr Lock No 68Llangynidr Lock No 6502 January 201915 March 2019Repair top gate, bottom quoin and repair the lock quadrants
17 Jan 19 19:06:17

2244Shropshire Union Canal (Llangollen Canal - Main Line)Hurleston Bottom Lock No 1Hurleston Top Lock No 402 January 201922 February 2019Update on 01/02/2019:
Our planned works to rebuild the lock walls at Hurleston Lock 4 have been problematic and we have not made the progress on site that we had expected; it has also become clear that the work programme would need to be significantly longer than anticipated, with works likely to run until the end of May at least. Given the impact this would have on customers wishing to use the locks in the spring and early summer, we have suspended works and are cancelling the project this winter. We will be re-opening the lock from 22nd February. The works will be deferred to next winter’s stoppage season and will restart in November 2019.  We will use the time until then to review and re-plan the works.

 

We understand the concern regarding this lock, and the number of boats which have had difficulties in passing through it over recent years.  We have not taken the decision to defer the work lightly.  We have consulted a range of users including hire-boat operators and other key customers and have concluded that an extended closure would cause significant disruption which we could not justify. We do not believe that the lock shows any signs of worsening significantly but will continue to monitor it through 2019, with our lock-keepers available to assist any boats that get into difficulties using it.

 

We are committed to completing the repairs to Hurleston Lock 4 and apologise to those customers who are unable to use the Llangollen this year because of the deferral.
Lock 4 - Repair/replace balance beam and missing brickwork in the paddle chamber.  Carry out extensive repairs to the inwards leaning towpath side wall.

Lock 1 - Repair and reline bottom gates and quoin.

 

01 Feb 19 18:43:56

2251River Weaver (main line)Saltersford Locks No 3Saltersford Locks No 302 January 201929 March 2019Lock closure and dewatering, for large scale repairs and maintenance.  Please be aware the end date of this closure is outside our published winter stoppage period.
17 Jan 19 19:22:42

2402Trent and Mersey Canal (Caldon Branch - Main Line to Froghall)Bedford Street Bridge No 2Shelton New Road Bridge No 302 January 201915 March 2019Update on 18/02/2019:
Our contractors have encountered unforeseen issues causing delays to the deck replacement works at Bedford Street Bridge.  The navigation will be re-opened to boats, as originally planned, on 15th March.  However, work to the deck will continue beyond this date and there will be reduced head height under the bridge due to the scaffolding.   All navigation users will be requested to slow down and take care when travelling under the bridge.

Further information has been issued under a separate advice notice.

 
Update on 03/12/2018:
Please be aware, during the deck replacement works at Bedford Street Bridge 2, we will be closing the towpath between Bridge 2 and Bridge 3, Shelton New Road Bridge.   There will be no access over Bridge 2.

18 Feb 19 20:06:32

1434Kennet and Avon Canal (Main Line)Semington Top Lock No 16Semington Top Lock No 1607 January 201915 March 2019

Update on 15/01/2019:

Further to our last update, please be aware, for safety reasons, the towpath will also be closed from 21st January and will remain closed until completion of the repairs in March. 


An alternative route is available via the public rights of way to the south of the canal, and a map will be displayed on site.  

Update on 09/01/2019:

Following the failure of the offside approach wall on 4th December 2018, the scope of the work has now increased over and above that originally anticipated. 


We are working with our contract partner to undertake a full repair.  We are currently developing the programme but works will be completed no later than 15th March 2019. 


Further updates will be issued as the works progress.

Update on 20/09/2018:

The navigation at Lock 16 will be dewatered to allow a full investigation of the condition of the lock.  Emergency repairs will be carried out during the closure, as appropriate.


Following consultation with local customers and stakeholders, the closure has been re-programmed and will now take place after Christmas, as originally planned.


We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

The navigation will be dewatered to allow a full investigation of the condition of the lock. 


Emergency repairs will be carried out during the closure, as appropriate.


This stoppage will now take place before Christmas to bring it in line with other works in the area.










15 Jan 19 13:00:03

1528Kennet and Avon Canal (Main Line)Great Bedwyn Church Lock No 64Little Bedwyn Field Lock No 6607 January 201915 March 2019Update on 02/10/2018:
We are taking the opportunity during the closures at Locks 64 and 66, Great Bedwyn, to carry out urgent additional arising works at Lock 65.

Works will include:

Lock 64 - Reline top gates, carry out repairs to bottom gates, repair quoin stone and fit new anchor plates.

Lock 65 - Reline top gates, repair bottom gates.

Lock 66 - Reline and refit top gates, fit new anchor stones, repair bottom gates.

Due to the extent of the work now involved across the three locks, it will not be possible to incorporate a navigation window during the closure.  We do apologise for any inconvenience this might cause.

 

27 Jan 19 19:34:30

1670Manchester Bolton and Bury Canal (Main Line)Bloody BridgeMiddlewood Deep Lock No 107 January 201901 March 2019To facilitate the demolition of the two footbridges and installation of a surface water diversion (agreement with Network Rail)



Reason for Extension:



Due to over running works with the major Bridge and Viaduct Construction known as Ordsall Chord, over the river Irwell.



Delays had a knock-on effect and pushed the minor works that effect the CRT Remit to the end of the programme.
17 Jan 19 19:58:18

1683Lancaster Canal (Northern Reaches - in water)Stainton Bridge End Bridge No 170Stainton Crossing Bridge No 17207 January 201901 March 2022The Canal & River Trust charity and Lancaster Canal Regeneration Partnership (LCRP) have been awarded a £1.3million grant by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to secure the future of Grade II-listed Stainton Aqueduct on the Lancaster Canal, near Sedgwick, in Cumbria.

The grant will fund repairs to Stainton Aqueduct, which was badly damaged during storms Desmond and Eva in December 2015. Contractors will start work next week and the repair project is likely to take around nine months.

The grant will also help to develop other key sites along the Lancaster Canal, such as Hincaster Tunnel and Sedgewick Aqueduct, and promote new leisure, educational and volunteering opportunities along the waterway, as part of the Partnership’s Lancaster Canal Towpath Trail project.

The total cost of the restoration, interpretation and community projects is £2.2 million. This new grant, made possible thanks to National Lottery players, is supplemented by secured funding of £500,000 from the Rural Development Programme for England’s Cumbria Countryside Access Fund, £140,000 from South Lakeland District Council and smaller grants from Cumbria County Council and Kendal Town Council, which supports the Towpath Trail project. The Canal & River Trust will provide the remainder of the match funding, c£200,000

In August last year, HLF gave an initial development grant of £41,000 to scope out the project so the repairs and wider heritage regeneration activity could begin as soon as the funding green light was given.

A new project officer will now be appointed for two years by the Canal & River Trust to lead the community, tourism and interpretation aspects of the initiative. Students from Kendal College and members of the local community will be invited to join in a range of activities from recording local history memories to learning traditional dry stone walling techniques. The plan is to produce two new trails, as well as wind-up audio canal character sculptures and sound and light shows deep inside Hincaster Tunnel.

Stephen Higham, from the Canal & River Trust, said: “The Lancaster Canal celebrates its bicentenary in 2019 so this is a perfect time to work with the Lancaster Canal Regeneration Partnership to help realise our joint aspirations for wider heritage and regeneration activity.

“Securing the future of the 200-year-old aqueduct is vitally important for the future prosperity of the Lancaster Canal and we are delighted the HLF grant means we can now get on with the essential restoration and repair work.”

Audrey Smith, Lancaster Canal Regeneration Partnership chair, added: “The canal has great untapped potential as a regional visitor and tourism destination. We look forward to continuing to work with the Canal & River Trust as we breathe new life into this waterway through the Lancaster Canal Towpath Trail project.”

The Grade ll- listed Stainton Aqueduct was built in 1819 and carries the Lancaster Canal, cared for by the Canal & River Trust, over Stainton Beck. Prior to the damage caused during extreme rainfall in the December 2015 storms, the aqueduct was in good condition. Emergency stabilisation works costing £250,000 were completed onsite by the Canal & River Trust in early 2016. However, these were not sufficient to open up the public right of way through the aqueduct tunnel or to enable navigation over the aqueduct (principally used by a trip boat operated by the Lancaster Canal Trust).

To find out more about volunteering or donating with the Canal & River Trust, please visit www.canalrivertrust.org.uk or to get involved with the Lancaster Canal Regeneration Partnership,
22 Oct 18 17:37:38

1741Rochdale CanalLittleborough Lower Lock No 48Moss Lower Lock No 5007 January 201915 March 2019

Update on 30/10/2018:

Please be aware the end date of this stoppage at Lock 49, Rochdale Canal, has been amended to bring it in line with the stoppage at Lock 50.   The stoppages at both locks will run concurrently.


At Lock 49 we will be carrying out repairs to the tail cill, worn coper and the landing washwall.

Repairs to the tail cill, worn coper and the landing washwall.


The dates of this stoppage have been revised from the original plan in order to make the best use of our local resources.










27 Jan 19 19:36:02

1843Grand Union Canal (Northampton Branch)Rothersthorpe Top Lock No 1Northampton Lock No 1707 January 201915 March 2019Update on 15/11/2018:
We have reviewed the timing of the post Christmas closures for the East Midlands Region. 

In order to optimise the use and movement of resources and equipment, as well as completing the large programme of works required on the Northampton Arm, we have put back the start of the stoppage until 28th January 2019. 

The end date has also been put back to 15th March 2019.
Carry out repairs to Locks 1 to 17 across the Northampton Arm as follows





Lock 1 - replace bottom gate. Carry out repairs to ladder, bollards, clapper post and top gate head post. 





Lock 5 - refit bottom gate and cill. Repairs to ladder and bollards.





Lock 7 - replace bottom gate, carry out repairs to ladder and bollards and to reduce leakage.





Lock 9 - carry out repairs to reduce leakage on the bottom gate.





Lock 10 - carry out repairs to reduce leakage.





Lock 12 - reline bottom gates.





Lock 14 - grouting of the lock walls to reduce leakage.




Lock 17 - reline top gate. Grouting of the lock walls to reduce leakage.























 

27 Jan 19 19:37:03

1878Shropshire Union Canal (Wirral Line - Main Line)Ellesmere Port Bottom Lock BridgeEllesmere Port Middle Locks07 January 201908 March 2019

Third party contractors will be carrying out repairs and refurbishment of the Bottom Lock Swing Bridge at Lock 1, Whitby Bottom Wide Lock.  The work will include the use of a pontoon on the canal as well as works from the canal bank. The navigation will be closed and the bridge will not be operational during the works.


Vehicular and pedestrian access to Ellesmere Port Boat Museum will not be affected.


Vehicular access to neighbouring businesses from Lower Mersey Street and South Pier Road will not be affected.


Vehicular and pedestrian access over the bridge from Lower Mersey Street to South Pier Road will not be possible.


The works have been scheduled to coincide with the existing stoppage at Lock 2, Northgate Middle Lock, Chester, Shropshire Union Canal.










27 Jan 19 19:37:22

1898Monmouthshire and Brecon CanalTy - Gwynn Bridge No 102Navigation Bridge No 10307 January 201907 March 2019

A stoppage is required by Costain Contractors Ltd, working on behalf of the Welsh Assembly, to construct two surface water discharge structures on the offside of the canal.  The navigation will be dewatered to enable the works to be carried out.


The scheme is part of the ongoing construction of the Heads of the Valley A465 new road link system.










27 Jan 19 19:37:40

1913Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Derwent Mouth to Burton)Aston Lock No 3Aston Lock No 307 January 201915 March 2019Update on 27/11/2018:
Additional works have been identified at Aston Lock 3 which require an extension to the duration of the navigation closure.

In addition to general repairs and improvements to the locks, new quoins will be installed prior to the replacement of the top and bottom lock gates.  

 
Original message:
27 Jan 19 19:38:08

1918Ashby Canal (Main Line)Bramcote Road Bridge No 6Bramcote Road Bridge No 607 January 201929 March 2019

Update on 28/11/2018:

Our contractors have reviewed the programme of works for the repairs to Bridge 6 and this has enabled us to keep the navigation open during the week of the site set-up.  The closure will now start on 9th January.  The end date is not affected.  Please take care when approaching the bridge during the site set-up.


The towpath will also be closed from 9th January for the duration of the works, with the diversion route clearly signed. 


We are closely monitoring the relocation of bat roosts within the bridge arch and are hopeful this will not affect the timing of the works.  Any changes will be notified by an update to this notice.

Above-water repairs to the cracked arch of the bridge, parapets, soffit and weathered sandstone stonework. 


Repairs to the wet abutment, below water level, will also be carried out.  The extent of these works will not be known until the navigation is de-watered.


Relocation of bat roosts within the arch may dictate timing of the works.  


Further updates to this notice will be made if any changes are required.


Please also be aware the towpath will be closed for the duration of the works.  A diversion will be put in place from Bulkington Road Bridge 5 (to the west) and Mill Bridge 8 (to the east).  This will be clearly signed.










27 Jan 19 19:40:01

2111Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal (Main Line: Autherley to Great Haywood)Gailey Top LockOtherton Lock No 3607 January 201904 March 2019

Update on 09/01/2019:

The contractors carrying out the rebuilding of the lower lock landing have requested the stoppage is extended by an additional three days, in order to complete all the works required.   The navigation will now be re-opened on 4th March. 


The towpath is also closed to facilitate the repairs.  However, please be aware the towpath closure will remain in place until 15th March 2019 whilst surrounding works are completed.

Original message:


Rebuild lower lock landing











27 Jan 19 19:44:17

2126Birmingham Canal Navigations (Main Line)Puppy Green Pipe BridgeDudley Port Junction07 January 201924 May 2019

Update on 14/01/2019:

Waterway wall repairs are being undertaken between Puppy Green Pipe Bridge and Netherton Tunnel Branch (Dudley Port Junction).   


An alternative route is available by using the Old Main Line (Wolverhampton Level) from Factory Junction through to the Gower Branch Junction and down Brades Locks back onto the New Main Line Canal at Gower Branch Turnover Bridge. 


The Netherton Tunnel Branch in unaffected and will remain fully open during the duration of these works.  It can be accessed from the New Mainline approaching from the East.


During this closure, Third Party Contractors will also be working alongside the Trust to remove the gas pipe crossing near to Puppy Green Aqueduct. These works will take advantage of the existing stoppage to ensure the impact to the navigation is minimised.

Original message:


Waterway wall repairs to be carried out under drained conditions between Puppy Green Pipe Bridge and Netherton Tunnel Branch (Dudley Port Junction).  Please be aware the end date of this closure is outside our published winter stoppage period due to the extent of the works involved.   An alternative route is available by using the Old Main Line (Wolverhampton Level) from Factory Junction through to Gower Branch Junction and down Brades Locks back onto the New Main Line Canal at Gower Branch Turnover Bridge











27 Jan 19 19:45:03

2146Anderton LiftAnderton Lift (River Weaver)Anderton Lift (River Weaver)07 January 201901 March 2019Improvement and maintenance works to the boat lift to improve future operation. Works to include overhaul of hydraulic systems, drainage and pumping equipment plus repair of ropes and gearboxes. In addition, general maintenance will be completed and repairs to any issues identified during the 2018 season.
16 Jan 19 20:13:55

2148Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Main Line - Wigan to Leeds)Manchester Road Bridge No 130BSandholme Aqueduct No 3307 January 201915 March 2019Bridge 130B and Sandholme Aqueduct are to be dewatered to allow new stop grooves to be constructed at 130B and existing grooves to be inspected at Sandholme. The two structures will be dewatered at the same time.27 Jan 19 19:45:44

2154Birmingham Canal Navigations (Main Line)Broad Street BridgeBroad Street Bridge07 January 201915 March 2019Third Party contractors, Midland Metro Alliance, have requested a closure to allow essential works to be carried out to the canal bridge structure
27 Jan 19 19:48:53

2156Monmouthshire and Brecon CanalUpper Yard Bridge No 115Fro Bridge No 12207 January 201915 March 2019A closure is required in order to carry out repairs to the concrete channel.27 Jan 19 19:49:42

2221Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Main Line - Wigan to Leeds)Barrowford Top Lock No 45Barrowford Top Lock No 4507 January 201915 March 2019Construction of a new wash wall and lock landing for the downstream towpath side of Lock 45 Top Lock.
A signed towpath diversion will be in position.
Following customer feedback, the start date for this closure has been delayed until 7th January 2019.
17 Jan 19 19:33:26

2241Stourbridge Canals (Main Line)Stourbridge Lock No 10Stourbridge Lock No 907 January 201915 March 2019Lock 9 - Repair bottom gate and install handrails. Repair brickwork, and improve lock ladders. 
Lock 10 -  Replace top end gate and install handrails. Repair quadrants and realign kickers. Improve lock ladders. 
Our Customer Service teams will be also be completing some smaller, below water, tasks on the surrounding locks that fall within this stoppage.
Following customer feedback, we have delayed the start of this closure to allow additional cruising time over the new year period.  However, after a review of the work involved at both locations, the end date has been extended from that shown previously.
 
17 Jan 19 19:11:27

2281Kennet and Avon Canal (Main Line)Crofton Bottom Lock No 63Little Bedwyn Lock No 6707 January 201915 March 2019Update on 22/01/2019:
Please be aware, as a safety measure to facilitate the repair works at Locks 64, 65 and 66, the whole section between Locks 63 and 67 will be closed to boat traffic.  This closure will be in place for the duration of the stoppage period.
Update on 02/10/2018:
We are taking the opportunity during the closures at Locks 64 and 66, Great Bedwyn, to carry out urgent additional arising works at Lock 65.

Works will include:

Lock 64 - Reline top gates, carry out repairs to bottom gates, repair quoin stone and fit new anchor plates.

Lock 65 - Reline top gates, repair bottom gates.

Lock 66 - Reline and refit top gates, fit new anchor stones, repair bottom gates.

Due to the extent of the work now involved across the three locks, it will not be possible to incorporate a navigation window during the closure.  We do apologise for any inconvenience this might cause.

 

22 Jan 19 20:01:12

2137Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation (Main Line)Sir Frank Price Lock No 5Sir Frank Price Lock No 515 January 201915 January 2020
Update on 16/01/2019:
The lock is now open, but only one of the upstream sluices is operational.
As a result, filling the lock will take longer than usual.
A crane boat is required and these works will take place after the completion of Kilnhurst stoppage.
 
The hydraulic pipe is broken on the top sluice therefore passage through the lock is currently not possible.
16 Jan 19 11:00:02

2406Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Middlewich to Preston Brook)Saltersford Tunnel (East end)Bradley Meadow Bridge No 20621 January 201915 March 2019

Update on 18/02/2019:

The washwall repairs near Little Leigh Aqueduct are progressing well. 


Please be aware the navigation is now fully closed from the East Portal of Saltersford Tunnel, through the tunnel to Bridge 206, Bradley Meadow Bridge.

Update on 21/12/2018:

Since the last stoppage update in August we've been working closely with our engineers and contractors to develop a cost-effective and time-efficient design for the washwall repairs.


We will not be able to commence work on 2nd January, as originally advertised, but will start week commencing 21st January. The canal will still be reopened to navigation on 15th March as planned, although we will continue to work on the towpath. We apologise for the late notice of this change to the stoppage.

Original message:


Rebuild approximately 50 metres of failed washwall close to Little Leigh Aqueduct  











19 Feb 19 21:46:42

2153Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Main Line - Liverpool to Wigan)Railway Bridge No PRailway Bridge No P01 February 201928 February 2019Network Rail Contractors, J Murphy & Sons, are replacing an existing rail bridge due to its structural condition.27 Jan 19 19:48:30

2059Stratford Canal (South Section)Wilmcote Top Lock No 40Bishopton Lock No 5104 February 201915 March 2019

Update on 20/12/2018:

As a result of the earlier finish date of the stoppage at Locks 25 and 26, additional resources are now available to work on the stoppage at Lock 43.  This will enable us to complete the works here in a shorter period.  Please note the new start date for this stoppage. 

Replace the bottom gate and top and bottom cill.


Carry out improvements to the lock ladders. 


Our Customer Service teams will be also be completing some smaller, below water, tasks on the surrounding locks that fall within this stoppage.


Following customer feedback, we have delayed the start of this closure to allow additional cruising time over the new year period.










27 Jan 19 19:41:45

2064Monmouthshire and Brecon CanalPenawr Lift Bridge No 150Cross Oak Bridge No 14704 February 201915 March 2019

Update on 20/12/2018:

Our engineers have reviewed the design of the works to repair the failed timber edge between Penawr Bridge 150 and Cross Oak Bridge 147.  We are pleased to confirm this has resulted in a revised methodology which means the duration of the navigation closure has been reduced to just six weeks.  Please note the new start date for the stoppage.

Original message:


Repairs to failed timber edge











27 Jan 19 19:42:17

2151Trent and Mersey Canal (Caldon Branch - Main Line to Froghall)London Bridge No 50BLondon Bridge No 50B04 February 201922 February 2019Replace or repair the timber walkway for the bridge, as required.27 Jan 19 19:47:24

2155Birmingham Canal Navigations (Birmingham and Fazeley Canal - Main Line)Farmer's Bridge Top Lock No 1Farmer's Bridge Bottom Lock No 1304 February 201915 March 2019Replace bottom gate and repair the top. Repair brickwork, quoins and improve lock ladders. Our Customer Service teams will be also be completing some smaller, below water, tasks on the surrounding locks that fall within this stoppage.
27 Jan 19 19:49:25

2161Trent and Mersey Canal (Caldon Branch - Main Line to Froghall)Cheddleton Lock No 13Cheddleton Lock No 1304 February 201922 February 2019Closure to replace Top Gate and undertake other minor repairs at the time.27 Jan 19 19:52:32

2163Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Gayton to Brentford)Stoke Bruerne Top Lock No 14Stoke Bruerne Bottom Lock No 2004 February 201901 March 2019Carry out repairs as follows:
Lock 16 - reline bottom gates and carry out general repairs. Address movement in the bottom gate pots.
Lock 17 - carry out repairs to address movement in the pots on the top and bottom gates.
Lock 20 - carry out repairs to reduce leakage on the mitre.
27 Jan 19 19:53:24

2170Calder and Hebble Navigation (Main Line)Brookfoot Lock No 19Brookfoot Lock No 1904 February 201915 March 2019A closure is required to enable the re-building of the wash wall on the lock landing.27 Jan 19 19:55:09

2213Birmingham Canal Navigations (Main Line)Wolverhampton Lock No 20Wolverhampton Top Lock No 104 February 201915 March 2019Replace bottom gates. Repair brickwork and coping stones. Repair quadrants, including kickers and improve lock ladders. Our Customer Service teams will be also be completing some smaller, below water, tasks on the surrounding locks that fall within this stoppage.
17 Jan 19 19:24:14

2235Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Main Line - Wigan to Leeds)Kirkstall Lock No 7Kirkstall Lock No 704 February 201915 March 2019Carry out repairs to the approach wall and lock gates at Lock 7.
Repairs at Lock 10 have been deferred which has allowed the start date of this closure to be put back until 4th February 2019.
17 Jan 19 19:07:18

2379Stratford Canal (South Section)Bishopton Lock No 51Featherbed Bridge No 5904 February 201915 March 2019

Update on 11/02/2019:

We are taking the opportunity, whilst the navigation is closed for the gate and cill replacement at Lock 43,  to undertake repairs to the waterway wall at the Featherbed Lane visitor moorings.  We had to defer these works last October due to budgetary issues.  However, we are pleased to confirm that funds have now been made available from other projects and have been assigned for our contractors to carry out the Featherbed Lane wall repairs as a matter of urgency. 


The navigation is closed from Lock 51 to approximately 150m north of Bridge 59.  The stoppage will be in place until 15th March, as originally planned.  Completion of the works at Featherbed Lane will continue beyond this date but under local restrictions only.  Further updates will be issued regarding these restrictions.

Update on 20/12/2018:

As a result of the earlier finish date of the stoppage at Locks 25 and 26, additional resources are now available to work on the stoppage at Lock 43.  This will enable us to complete the works here in a shorter period.  Please note the new start date for this stoppage. 

Replace the bottom gate and top and bottom cill.


Carry out improvements to the lock ladders. 


Our Customer Service teams will be also be completing some smaller, below water, tasks on the surrounding locks that fall within this stoppage.


Following customer feedback, we have delayed the start of this closure to allow additional cruising time over the new year period.










11 Feb 19 20:07:47

2228Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Derwent Mouth to Burton)Swarkestone Lock No 5Swarkestone Lock No 510 February 201915 March 2019
Update on 06/02/2019:
Please be aware, due to the by-wash stonework repairs at Swarkestone Lock 5,  water levels in the pound between Swarkestone Lock 5 and Stenson Lock 6 will be artificially lowered by 6 inches (150mm) during the stoppage period.
 
Carry out repairs to the by-wash walls, lock spindles and paddles.
06 Feb 19 17:00:02

1523Shropshire Union Canal (Chester Canal - Bunbury to Chester)Northgate Railway Bridge No 123KSt Martin's Way Bridge No 123L11 February 201908 March 2019Update on 01/10/2018:
Following further investigation it has been decided to take the opportunity to replace the lock gate at Lock 2, Northgate Middle Lock, rather than refurbishing.

The duration and timing of the navigation closure is not affected.

 
Original message:
27 Jan 19 19:33:19

2152Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Great Haywood to Etruria)Salt Bridge No 82Salt Bridge No 8211 February 201915 March 2019Repairs needed to the towpath wall, fender and brickwork

27 Jan 19 19:47:58

2159Shropshire Union Canal (Chester Canal - Bunbury to Chester)Wharton Lock No 35Wharton Lock No 3511 February 201908 March 2019Replacement of head gate and repairs needed to brickwork, hoops & handrails
27 Jan 19 19:50:40

2219Shropshire Union Canal (Llangollen Canal - Main Line)Grindley Brook Bottom Lock No 14Grindley Brook Bottom Lock No 1411 February 201901 March 2019Replacement of bottom gates
17 Jan 19 19:28:20

2220Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Main Line - Wigan to Leeds)Greenberfield Middle Lock No 43Greenberfield Middle Lock No 4311 February 201901 March 2019Closure to allow for lock gate repairs.17 Jan 19 19:32:14

2222Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Gayton to Brentford)Cowroast Lock No 46Cowroast Lock No 4611 February 201901 March 2019Replace top and bottom gates.17 Jan 19 19:33:42

2243Shropshire Union Canal (Montgomery Canal - connected and navigable)Frankton Staircase Lock No 1Frankton Bottom Lock No 311 February 201901 March 2019Lock 1 - repair/reline the bottom gates and repair the quoins.
Lock 4 - repairs to top gate quoins and cill.
17 Jan 19 19:13:38

2249Shropshire Union Canal (Llangollen Canal - Main Line)Povey's Lock No 13Povey's Lock No 1311 February 201901 March 2019Replacement of the bottom gates17 Jan 19 19:20:51

2261River Weaver (Weston Marsh Lock Line)Weston Marsh Side LockWeston Marsh Side Lock11 February 201929 March 2019

Update on 11/02/2019:

Following damage to the gate at Marsh Lock last year, we have been operating under restricted passage through one upper gate.   We are now ready to complete the full repair of the damaged gate, as originally planned.  


A navigation closure is required for the removal and repair of the damaged lock gate.  The gate will be floated out using inflatable buoyancy units.  It will then be towed up the River Weaver, where it will be lifted out of the river and repaired.  The gate will then be returned to the lock and re-located to allow the lock to become fully operational. 


The dates for this closure have been amended since first publication and the stoppage will now take place from 11th February until 29th March 2019.

Following the damage caused to the upper lock gates on 2nd June 2018 by a boat impact, we require a lock closure to repair/replace the damaged gates. 


The details of the repair/replacement are currently being developed and dates may need to be adjusted. 


We will update this notice if changes to the closure dates are required.










11 Feb 19 15:00:02

2310Monmouthshire and Brecon CanalPen-Pedair Heol MarinaPen-Pedair Heol Marina11 February 201901 March 2019

Unfortunately the remedial work on the concrete channel, which was undertaken earlier in the stoppage season, has now found to be unsuccessful.  Water has since returned to the adjacent fields and public highway.   


Further investigations and repairs to this section of canal will be undertaken to control the flow of water.










30 Jan 19 18:16:20

2381Birmingham Canal Navigations (Main Line)Wolverhampton Bottom Lock No 21Wolverhampton Top Lock No 111 February 201915 March 2019

Update on 12/02/2019:

Please be aware, as a result of work on the Droitwich Barge Canal being completed ahead of schedule, the construction team has been able to move on toLock 11 Old Main Line earlier than originally planned.  This has no effect on navigation as the Wolverhampton 21 flight is already currently closed for the gate replacement and other repair works at Lock 20 (please see separate notice).  The end date of the navigation closure is not affected.

Original message:


Replace bottom gate and extend handrails. Repair quoins including kickers. Repair chamber brickwork, install approach bollards and improve lock ladder. Our Customer Service teams will be also be completing some smaller, below water, tasks on the surrounding locks that fall within this stoppage.











12 Feb 19 22:53:10

2169Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Fradley to Great Haywood)Fradley Middle Lock No 18Fradley Middle Lock No 1813 February 201912 March 2019Repair top cill and bottom quoins. Improve lock approach, including steps, and lock ladder. Our Customer Service teams will be also be completing some smaller, below water, tasks on the surrounding locks that fall within this stoppage.
27 Jan 19 19:54:42

2238Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Burton to Fradley)Branston Lock No 8Branston Lock No 813 February 201912 March 2019To carry out brickwork repairs to the weir wall and apron. 
After consultation, these works have been planned to coincide with the closure at Lock 18, Middle Lock, Fradley.
17 Jan 19 19:10:06

1597Rochdale CanalDukes Lock No 92Dale Street Lock No 8418 February 201908 March 2019

Contractors working on behalf of the St James Building have identified urgent repairs required to the bridge soffit of Bridge 98, Oxford Road Bridge. 


Working in collaboration with the Trust, these works will be carried out during the existing navigation closure for repairs at Lock 89.










18 Feb 19 15:00:02

2225Rochdale CanalLittleborough Lower Lock No 48Littleborough Lower Lock No 4818 February 201908 March 2019Re-lining and re-fitting of the tail gate.
The dates of this stoppage have been revised from the original plan in order to make the best use of our local resources.
17 Jan 19 19:34:27

2239Rochdale CanalTib Lock No 89Tib Lock No 8918 February 201915 March 2019Top and Tail Gate Reline and Refit
17 Jan 19 19:10:29

2240Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Gayton to Brentford)Cowley Lock No 89Cowley Lock No 8918 February 201901 March 2019Repairs required to bottom gate to reduce leakage.
 
17 Jan 19 19:10:46

2440Calder and Hebble Navigation (Main Line)Broad Cut Low Lock No 3Broad Cut Low Lock No 319 February 201922 February 2019

Update on 20/02/2019:

Please note: it is actually Broad Cut Bottom Lock, top ground paddle that is being repaired, not Broad Cut Top Lock.


We apologize for the error.

Due to the collapse of the ground paddle navigation is not possible through Broad Cut Lock.


Divers will be on site on Friday to assess the damage and carry out repairs.


We will update this notice when the lock is open.










20 Feb 19 19:39:09

2128Gloucester and Sharpness CanalGloucester Dock LockGloucester Dock Lock25 February 201925 February 2020

Please be advised that due to the work being carried out in the lock at Gloucester Basin, the footway across the top gate (nearest to the basin) will have restricted access from 25th February till further notice.


This means that depending on what activity is taking place in the lock, access across this footway will either be closed or will work on an Banksman accompanied basis only.


We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause but our regard for the safety of the public is paramount. Please respond to directions from the team on site when looking to cross over.


An alternative route is available by going via Llanthony Bridge.


Should you require any further information about this or any other matter on the Wales and South West Region please see -


or contact -


Gloucester Dock Office on 01452 318012 or


Customer Service Desk on 03030 404040


Or you can e-mail - enquiries.southwalessevern@canalrivertrust.org.uk


In the case of an emergency please ring


Freephone Canals on 0800 4799947










20 Feb 19 15:00:03

2150Trent and Mersey Canal (Caldon Branch - Main Line to Froghall)Long Butts Lift Bridge No 23Long Butts Lift Bridge No 2325 February 201915 March 2019Closure to undertake the required repairs to the bridge27 Jan 19 19:46:48

2214Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Great Haywood to Etruria)Aston Lock No 26Aston Lock No 2625 February 201915 March 2019Replacement of brickwork which is missing from under the coper
17 Jan 19 19:24:41

2217Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Great Haywood to Etruria)Trentham Lock No 35Trentham Lock No 3525 February 201915 March 2019Replace paddle, frame and repairs to tipping concrete copers
17 Jan 19 19:25:35

2229Rochdale CanalMoss Lower Lock No 50Blue Pits Middle Lock No 5225 February 201915 March 2019Repair blow through cill/paddle
17 Jan 19 18:59:36

2223Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Gayton to Brentford)Dudswell Locks No 47Dudswell Locks No 4704 March 201915 March 2019Replace bottom gates17 Jan 19 19:34:03

2253Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Gayton to Brentford)Springwell Lock No 83Springwell Lock No 8304 March 201915 March 2019Repair required to the gates to resolve leaks on the mitres.
 
17 Jan 19 19:23:17

2232Rochdale CanalBoarshaw Lock No 60Walk Mill Lock No 6311 March 201915 March 2019Carry out repairs to the sinking coper and missing washwall.
The length of this stoppage has been reduced from the original plan and dates have been amended in order to make the best use of our local resources.
17 Jan 19 19:02:21

2252Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Great Haywood to Etruria)Sandon Lock No 25Sandon Lock No 2511 March 201915 March 2019Replace stone copers at the lock, close to the Bridge 83 footbridge.17 Jan 19 19:23:02

2284Oxford Canal (Southern Section - Main Line)Napton Bottom Lock No 8Greens Lock No 1411 March 201915 March 2019

The Napton flight re-opened as planned on 21st December 2018, following the complete re-build of the chamber wall at Lock 9.  Unfortunately, there was a delay in the delivery of the specially manufactured brick copings and so a temporary solution was found to ensure the stoppage was not extended.  As a result, we will require a further short closure to replace the temporary solution with the correct coping stones.  The stoppage will be in place for five days but the lock pound will not be de-watered. 


We have therefore arranged for our contractors to keep the navigation open for passage through the lock after 5pm in the afternoon and before 9am in the morning, each day.    However, we would remind our customers not to navigate the lock flight in darkness hours.  Please take care when travelling through the lock and follow guidance from our contractors on site. 


The canal towpath will remain open during these additional works.










22 Jan 19 20:00:49

2409River KennetPadworth Swing Bridge No 27Padworth Swing Bridge No 2713 March 201913 March 2019

Scottish & Southern Electricity Networks need to turn off the electricity supply to Padworth Swingbridge to allow essential maintenance to be safely carried out on the high voltage equipment at Padworth Quarry in the area of Padworth, Reading.


This work is essential as it will help make electricity supplies in the area more reliable in the future.


While the work is being carried out, the area will be without power for the shortest time necessary.










18 Feb 19 20:02:22

IDCanalFromToStart DateEnd DateDescription ( Click to see original C&RT Notice )Last Updated

177Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Main Line - Liverpool to Wigan)Jacksons Aqueduct No 8Jacksons Aqueduct No 810 April 201810 April 2019

Please be advised that Canal & River Trust staff will be completing essential maintenance works to Jackson Aqueduct. 


Machinery will be on site so please slow down when entering the area to allow the team to move any plant that may restrict navigation.


Please follow any guidance given by representatives of the Trust and on-site signage


A delay of no more than 20 minutes can be expected.


Thank you for your patience



10 Apr 18 19:11:41

223River Trent (non-tidal section)Gunthorpe Lock No 7Stoke Bardolph Lock No 616 April 201816 April 2019

There is a sunken craft between Gunthorpe Lock and Stoke Lock, near the Ferry Boat Inn. 


Boaters can travel past, but are asked to proceed with care. 


We will aim to have it removed as quickly as possible.

28 Jul 18 11:28:54

267Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Main Line - Wigan to Leeds)Wigan Top Lock ServicesWigan Top Lock Services23 April 201823 April 2019

The service block at Wigan Top Lock is currently closed due to vandalism.  


The toilets and shower areas are unavailable.  The waterpoint, refuse and elsan remain available.










23 Apr 18 19:27:55

442River Trent (non-tidal section)Newark Marina Entrance No 2Newark Marina Entrance No 223 May 201823 May 2019Contractors are undertaking refurbishment of a building directly next to the watercourse which requires scaffolding to be constructed in the watercourse. Please slow down when approaching the site and be prepared to stop whilst contractors move out of the way. Follow any health and safety signage or instructions the Contractor may have. No disruption is envisaged.

The work will take around 24 weeks to complete.
28 Jul 18 11:29:05

598River Trent (non-tidal section)Stoke Bardolph Lock No 6Stoke Bardolph Lock No 611 June 201811 June 2019

Over the weekend a cruiser caught fire causing the boat to sink just before the weir at Stoke Lock. The sunken boat is not currently an obstruction in the navigation for other boaters, but please be aware that it is there and proceed with caution.


28 Jul 18 11:33:51

725Aire and Calder Navigation (Main Line - Goole to Castleford)Ferrybridge Flood Lock FootbridgeFerrybridge Flood Lock Footbridge28 June 201828 June 2019
Update on 21/08/2018:
The flood lock has been reopened and boats currently dont need to operate the lock gates.
For safety reasons the footbridge remains closed therefore there is no access onto the island from the Ferrybridge end. Anyone wishing to access the island will need to do so from Mill Bridge.
The nearby footbridge has been closed due to safety reasons, until this is resolved the only way for pedestrians to cross the canal is to use the bottom lock gates.
We are also asking our boating customers to pen through this lock and ensure that the gates are closed again afterwards
 
21 Aug 18 15:00:02

767Ripon CanalRentons BridgeRentons Bridge03 July 201803 July 2019

Due to the current dry weather we have raised the water levels of the Ripon Canal and therefore there is a reduced air draft at Rentons Bridge close to Ripon Motor boat club Marina. 


This will be ongoing until such time as the levels of water in the River Skell increase which is our source of water for the Ripon Canal.


Can skippers of large craft please slow down and approach the bridge with caution, checking the water level indicator on the side of the bridge to calculate the current air draft.


During the current dry spell, to conserve water resources on the Ripon canal, please share passage through the locks where possible.










03 Jul 18 18:48:07

1772Gloucester and Sharpness CanalGloucester DocksGloucester Docks28 September 201828 September 2019We are currently experiencing a build-up of silt in the main Gloucester Basin.

Available depth ranges from 1.50m to 2.00m across the basin. We are in the process of looking to bring forward our planned January dredging programme in response to this situation.

We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause and advise boaters to exercise caution navigating the basin.

Should you require any further information about this or any other matter on the Wales and South West Region please see -

or contact -

Gloucester Dock Office on 01452 318012 or

Customer Service Desk on 03030 404040

Or you can e-mail - enquiries.southwalessevern@canalrivertrust.org.uk

In the case of an emergency please ring

Freephone Canals on 0800 4799947

 

05 Nov 18 18:55:26

IDCanalFromToStart DateEnd DateDescription ( Click to see original C&RT Notice )Last Updated

1754Gloucester and Sharpness CanalTidal BasinLlanthony Road Bridge26 March 201826 March 2019Update on 01/11/2018:
Opening hours for the River Severn and Gloucester & Sharpness Canal from 26th March 2018 – 24th March 2019

Monday 1st November to 24th March 2019 - 08:00 to 16:00 Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

The Canal and River Severn will be closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. During this period the following Locks will be unmanned: Lincomb, Holt, Bevere, Diglis and Upper lode.

Lock bookings for the River Severn from can be requested by calling Gloucester Lock, 24 hours prior to passage on 01452 310832.

For passage through Sims and Rea Bridges contact Hempstead Bridge on 01452 521880.

For passage through Cambridge Bridge contact Patch Bridge 01453 890324.

For passage through Sellars Bridge contact Parkend Bridge on 01452 720016.

 

01 Nov 18 20:00:57

1758Gloucester and Sharpness CanalTidal BasinLlanthony Road Bridge26 March 201826 March 2019Update on 01/11/2018:
Opening hours for the River Severn and Gloucester & Sharpness Canal from 26th March 2018 – 24th March 2019

Monday 1st November to 24th March 2019 - 08:00 to 16:00 Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

The Canal and River Severn will be closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. During this period the following Locks will be unmanned: Lincomb, Holt, Bevere, Diglis and Upper lode.

Lock bookings for the River Severn from can be requested by calling Gloucester Lock, 24 hours prior to passage on 01452 310832.

For passage through Sims and Rea Bridges contact Hempstead Bridge on 01452 521880.

For passage through Cambridge Bridge contact Patch Bridge 01453 890324.

For passage through Sellars Bridge contact Parkend Bridge on 01452 720016.

 

01 Nov 18 20:01:12

1759Gloucester and Sharpness CanalTidal BasinLlanthony Road Bridge26 March 201826 March 2019Update on 01/11/2018:
Opening hours for the River Severn and Gloucester & Sharpness Canal from 26th March 2018 – 24th March 2019

Monday 1st November to 24th March 2019 - 08:00 to 16:00 Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

The Canal and River Severn will be closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. During this period the following Locks will be unmanned: Lincomb, Holt, Bevere, Diglis and Upper lode.

Lock bookings for the River Severn from can be requested by calling Gloucester Lock, 24 hours prior to passage on 01452 310832.

For passage through Sims and Rea Bridges contact Hempstead Bridge on 01452 521880.

For passage through Cambridge Bridge contact Patch Bridge 01453 890324.

For passage through Sellars Bridge contact Parkend Bridge on 01452 720016.

 

01 Nov 18 20:01:04

1514Macclesfield CanalBosley Top Lock No 1Bosley Bottom Lock No 1223 July 201823 July 2019

Update on 28/09/2018:

In the latter half of September the Macclesfield & Peak Forest Canal reservoirs have benefited from significant rainfall, resulting in an increase in water levels both in the reservoirs and the canal. We appreciate this summer has seen significant disruption to our boating customers and many need to return to home and winter moorings. We are now in a position to re-open the canal at the Bosley Flight on 6th October.


However to try and conserve water, we will initially operate with restrictions between 8am and 1pm daily  


• Last passage at lock 1 and lock 12  will be at 1pm, this is to allow our teams to assist boats through the flight.


We will review these restrictions during the first week with the aim of removing them as soon as possible.


The Bosley Flight will then close on the 5th November to allow the winter works at Locks 8 and Lock 12 to be completed. (The winter works stoppage notices will be updated to reflect time duration changes).

28 Sep 18 18:19:41

1686Macclesfield CanalBosley Top Lock No 1Bosley Bottom Lock No 1223 July 201823 July 2019In the latter half of September the Macclesfield & Peak Forest Canal reservoirs have benefited from significant rainfall, resulting in an increase in water levels both in the reservoirs and the canal. We appreciate this summer has seen significant disruption to our boating customers and many need to return to home and winter moorings. We are now in a position to re-open the canal at the Bosley Flight on 6th October.

However to try and conserve water, we will initially operate with restrictions between 8am and 1pm daily

• Last passage at lock 1 and lock 12 will be at 1pm, this is to allow our teams to assist boats through the flight.

We will review these restrictions during the first week with the aim of removing them as soon as possible.

The Bosley Flight will then close on the 5th November to allow the winter works at Locks 8 and Lock 12 to be completed. (The winter works stoppage notices will be updated to reflect time duration changes).
17 Jan 19 19:57:47

1113Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Gayton to Brentford)Blisworth Tunnel North EndBlisworth Tunnel North End10 August 201810 August 2019

Wide Beam boats wishing to travel through the tunnel must book passage. 


Passage is available Monday - Friday (excluding Bank Holidays) at 8am only and must be booked 48hrs in advance.


Please call 0303 040 4040 and ask to be put through to the Newark Admin Team or you can email us at -


enquiries.eastmidlands@canalrivertrust.org.uk


Tunnel length: 2,812m, travel time: 45 minutes










14 Sep 18 22:05:38

1114Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Braunston to Norton)Braunston Tunnel (East end)Braunston Tunnel (East end)10 August 201810 August 2019

Wide Beam boats wishing to travel through the tunnel must book passage. 


Passage is available Monday - Friday (excluding bank holidays) at 8am only and must be booked 48hrs in advance.


Please call 0303 040 4040 and ask to be put through to the Newark Admin Team or email us at -


enquiries.eastmidlands@canalrivertrust.org.uk


Tunnel length: 1873m, travel time: 30 minutes










14 Sep 18 22:06:18

1115Grand Union Canal (Leicester Section - Leicestershire and Northamptonshire Union Canal)Saddington Tunnel (Northwest end)Saddington Tunnel (Northwest end)10 August 201810 August 2019

Wide Beam boats wishing to travel through the tunnel must book passage. 


Passage is available Monday - Friday at 8am only and must be booked 48hrs in advance.


Please call 0303 040 4040 and ask to be put through to the Newark Admin Team or you can email us at -  


enquiries.eastmidlands@canalrivertrust.org.uk


Tunnel length: 808m, travel time: 15 minutes










10 Aug 18 19:36:59

1084Grand Union Canal (Hertford Union Canal)Hertford Union Top Lock No 1Hertford Union Top Lock No 110 August 201810 August 2019Following the long period of dry hot weather there are continued low flows of water from the river tributaries that feed the Grand Union Canal, including the Paddington Arm. This is also the only supply of water for the Regent’s Canal through Hampstead Rd Locks in Camden and this is having a direct impact on the water levels on this long stretch of water (The Paddington Arm). Whenever water is passed through Camden to feed the Regent’s the level drops. Due to these constant low levels we have had to take the difficult decision to put in place temporary overnight lock closures in key locations to preserve water.

The following locks will be closed from Friday 10 August 2018 between 21:00pm - 07:00am  every night.  

 •            Grand Union - Lock 90 Top Lock only.

•             Regent’s - Hampstead Rd Lock both locks

•             Regent’s – Acton’s Lock top gates

•             Regent’s – Old Ford Lock – top gates

•             Regent’s – Mile End Lock -top gates

•             Hertford Union – Lock 1 – top gates

We are monitoring the situation constantly and will look at reopening the locks as soon as practically possible please be patient during this unprecedented time and contact us on 0303 040 4040 for local updates and further information.

You can report any environmental incidents including fish in distress or very low river flows and reservoir levels to our customer service number 0303 040 4040 or 0800 47 999 47 or use the Environment Agency incident hotline 0800 80 70 60 (Freephone, 24-Hours).

You can view the Grand Union - Lock 90 Top Lock notice and its online map here:

You can view the Regents Canal notice and its online map here:

 

08 Aug 18 20:31:01

1478Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Norton to Gayton)Buckby Lock No 8Buckby Lock No 1101 October 201801 October 2019The Met Office declared this summer as being the joint hottest on record, with only 61% of average rainfall received.

 

As we move into Autumn the weather may be cooler, but we are still feeling the effects of the dry summer. Streams feeding canals are drier than normal, and our reservoirs are lower than usual for this time of year.

 

We are reluctantly having to introduce further measures to manage the risk of reservoir running out of water before the start of winter stoppage season.

 

Lock opening hours are being tightened to further control canal demands. Shorter days of lock operation will also provide the back pumps with more time to transfer water from up from the river’s Tone and Ouse (providing an alternative source of water to our depleted reservoirs).

 

Even despite recent storms and heavy rainfall our reservoirs in this part of the network are relatively slow to refill. It takes more than a few storms to provide water for a summer of navigation. We will be watching weather patterns develop over the coming autumn and winter months hoping for a positive response in reservoirs over the winter.

 

As we monitor the impact of storms and periods of wet weather we will continue to review our canal opening hours with a view to keeping disruption to a minimum.

 

You can find out more about how we manage our water at  or contact us Water.Information@canalrivertrust.org.uk

 

27 Sep 18 19:40:30

1731Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Main Line - Liverpool to Wigan)Ell Meadow Lock No 89Wigan Junction30 October 201830 October 2019

In order to conserve water in the Wigan area, as of Tuesday 30 October we will be implementing overnight restrictions in the Wigan central area.


Lock 88 (Pagefield Lock) to Lock 89 (Ell Meadow Lock) on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal and Lock 1, Poolstock Lock on the Leigh Branch will be opened at 8am and locked at 4pm daily.


The above locks will be padlocked closed outside of these times.


These restrictions will be in place until further notice.










29 Oct 18 19:29:26

2045Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Main Line - Liverpool to Wigan)Ell Meadow Lock No 89Pagefield Lock No 8830 October 201830 October 2019

Update on 19/12/2018:

In order to conserve water in the Wigan area, we will continue to implement overnight restrictions in the Wigan central area.


Padlocks will be placed on Lock 88 (Pagefield Lock) and Lock 89 (Ell Meadow Lock) on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal and will be opened at 8am and locked at 3pm daily.


The above locks will be padlocked closed outside of these times.


These restrictions will be in place until further notice.

In order to conserve water in the Wigan area, as of Tuesday 30 October we will be implementing overnight restrictions in the Wigan central area.


Lock 88 (Pagefield Lock) to Lock 89 (Ell Meadow Lock) on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal and Lock 1, Poolstock Lock on the Leigh Branch will be opened at 8am and locked at 4pm daily.


The above locks will be padlocked closed outside of these times.


These restrictions will be in place until further notice.










19 Dec 18 13:03:21

1707River Witham (Boston to the Wash)Boston Grand Sluice Lock No 3Boston Grand Sluice Lock No 301 November 201801 November 2019

TIDAL LOCK OPERATION IN THE EAST MIDLANDS


Two of our tidal locks (Cromwell and Torksey) have the same core hours, which are: 7:00am to 9:00pm in Summer (the earlier of Good Friday or 1st April to 30th September) and 8:00am to 4:00pm in Winter.


Cromwell will operate at all times within these core hours in summer and for 6 hours in winter except at weekends when it will be operated for 8 hours.  


Torksey will operate with the tides and shift patterns will be arranged accordingly to suit these, within the core hours. Typical shifts will be 6 hours in winter and 8 hours in summer. Occasionally we will operate Torksey slightly before 8am or slightly after 4pm in winter if there is a suitable tide and this will be recognised in shift patterns.


Any passage required outside of these hours should be booked at least 5 working days in advance through the office at Newark (0303 040 4040) and is subject to staff availability.


During winter Boston is managed by a booking system, and we ask for 5 working days’ notice, to allow for us to arrange for a lock keeper to be on site and is subject to availability.  Bookings can be arranged by ringing 0303 040 4040 and asking for the Newark Admin Team.  During the Summer, Boston Lock will operate for a maximum of 5 hours on any day, as passage is limited to specific windows of opportunity.  The actual hours of operation each day will be designed to maximise the opportunity to use the lock.


In an emergency, the out of hours call out number 0800 47 999 47 is available.


Actual shift patterns are published at the locks and on the notices section of our website.










15 Jan 19 14:00:04

2134River Trent (non-tidal section)Cromwell Lock No 11Cromwell Lock No 1101 November 201801 November 2019

TIDAL LOCK OPERATION IN THE EAST MIDLANDS


Two of our tidal locks (Cromwell and Torksey) have the same core hours, which are: 7:00am to 9:00pm in Summer (the earlier of Good Friday or 1st April to 30th September) and 8:00am to 4:00pm in Winter.


Cromwell will operate at all times within these core hours in summer and for 6 hours in winter except at weekends when it will be operated for 8 hours.  


Torksey will operate with the tides and shift patterns will be arranged accordingly to suit these, within the core hours. Typical shifts will be 6 hours in winter and 8 hours in summer. Occasionally we will operate Torksey slightly before 8am or slightly after 4pm in winter if there is a suitable tide and this will be recognised in shift patterns.


Any passage required outside of these hours should be booked at least 5 working days in advance through the office at Newark (0303 040 4040) and is subject to staff availability.


During winter Boston is managed by a booking system, and we ask for 5 working days’ notice, to allow for us to arrange for a lock keeper to be on site and is subject to availability.  Bookings can be arranged by ringing 0303 040 4040 and asking for the Newark Admin Team.  During the Summer, Boston Lock will operate for a maximum of 5 hours on any day, as passage is limited to specific windows of opportunity.  The actual hours of operation each day will be designed to maximise the opportunity to use the lock.


In an emergency, the out of hours call out number 0800 47 999 47 is available.


Actual shift patterns are published at the locks and on the notices section of our website.










15 Jan 19 18:41:06

1645Rochdale CanalTuel Lane Lock No 3Tuel Lane Lock No 306 November 201814 March 2019From Tuesday 6th November until Thursday 14th March 2019, there will not be a permanent lock keeper present at Tuel Lock.

First passage is available from 09.00am and last passage is at 2.30pm, seven days a week by giving 48 hours notice during office hours.

Please contact 0303 0404040 to make your booking

Please do not enter the tunnel (below lock 3) whilst boats are in lock 3

Locks 1 and 3 will be padlocked outside of the hours specified above

 

18 Oct 18 19:19:43

1911River Thames (tidal section)South West India Dock EntranceSouth West India Dock Entrance27 November 201827 November 2019Until further notice West India lock will be available only during the following times  08:00-16:00 Monday – Friday

For movements outside of these hours, please contact the London Southeast enquiries team allowing at least 48 hour’s notice of any locking requirements outside of these times.

We will try to accommodate all future pre booked lock movements.

 

27 Nov 18 22:27:38

1764River Ouse : Yorkshire (non-tidal section)Scarborough Railway BridgeScarborough Railway Bridge03 December 201811 March 2019

Work will be taking place on behalf of York City Council on Scarborough Rail footbridge. They will be replacing the existing footbridge.


This will require restrictions to river traffic as follows:


3rd to 7th December 2019. 2 days North span closed, and 3 days South span closed. During the closure the other span will be unrestricted for river traffic.


11th March to 15th March 2019. 2 days North span closed, and 3 days South span closed. During the closure the other span will be unrestricted for river traffic.


Restrictions to alternate spans will also occur on Saturdays over night (22.00 to 06.00) on 9th February 2019, 23rd February 2019, and 2nd March 2019.


Skippers of all crafts - please slow down and approach the area with care. Follow the site instructions for which span to use.










02 Nov 18 18:55:46

2086Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Main Line - Wigan to Leeds)Blackburn Top Lock No 52Blackburn Bottom Lock No 5720 December 201820 December 2019
Update on 07/01/2019:
Please be advised further investigations need to be carried out, whilst the investigations are taking place, the below restrictions will remain.
An update will be provided once the investigations have been completed.
Update on 02/01/2019:
Please be advised this restriction will remain in place whilst we continue to oversee passages on the Blackburn Flight.
A further update will be issued Monday 7 January.
 
Update on 21/12/2018:
Please be advised the local team have successfully facilitated a repair to Top Lock, Blackburn after the recent act of severe vandalism. In order to avoid potential further damage and flooding over the festive season, starting Saturday 22 December, we will be implementing the following restriction;
07 Jan 19 18:00:01

2118Gloucester and Sharpness CanalLlanthony Road BridgeLlanthony Road Bridge12 January 201912 January 2020

Please be advised that due to dredging operations by Llanthony Bridge, passage through the bridge at weekends may be delayed for up to half an hour.


To book passage through the bridge at the weekend or on weekdays, please provide 24-hour's notice by contacting Gloucester Lock on 01452 310832.


For further information or advice, please contact the Gloucester Dock Office on 01452 318012 or at enquiries.southwalessevern@canalrivertrust.org.uk.


Thank you.










12 Jan 19 10:09:55

25Chesterfield Canal (Retford to the Trent)West Stockwith LockWest Stockwith Lock01 February 201928 February 2019
Date Times
1st 10:00 - 16:00
2nd 10:00 - 16:00
3rd 10:00 - 16:00
4th 10:00 - 16:00
5th 07:00 - 13:00
6th 07:00 - 13:00
7th 07:00 - 13:00
8th 07:00 - 13:00
9th 07:00 - 13:00
10th 07:00 - 13:00
11th 07:00 - 13:00
12th 08:00 - 14:00
13th 08:00 - 14:00
14th 09:00 - 15:00
15th 10:00 - 16:00
16th 10:00 - 16:00
17th 10:00 - 16:00
18th 10:00 - 16:00
19th 10:00 - 16:00
20th 10:00 - 16:00
21st 07:00 - 13:00
22nd 07:00 - 13:00
23rd 07:00 - 13:00
24th 07:00 - 13:00
25th 07:00 - 13:00
26th 07:00 - 13:00
27th 08:00 - 14:00
28th 09:00 - 15:00
29th 10:00 - 16:00
30th 10:00 - 16:00
17 Jan 19 19:56:49

1730Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Main Line - Wigan to Leeds)Wigan Top Lock No 65Wigan Lock 21 No 8518 February 201918 February 2020

Due to a pollution incident at Wigan Top Lock, navigation is closed on the Wigan Flight (Lock 65 to 85) on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal.


Our team are on-site working alongside third party partners to contain the pollution.


An update will be provided once investigations have been completed.










18 Feb 19 16:00:02

2114Fossdyke CanalTorksey LockTorksey Lock01 March 201931 March 2019

Original message:



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11.00-17.00




 






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12.00-18.00




 






3rd




07.00-13.00




 






4th




07.00-13.00




 






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07.00-13.00




 






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07.00-13.00




 






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08.00-14.00




 






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08.00-14.00




 






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09.00-15.00




 






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09.00-15.00




 






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10.00-16.00




 






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10.00-16.00




 






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11.00-17.00




 






14th




11.00-17.00




 






15th




11.00.00




 






16th




11.00-17.00




 






17th




11.00-17.00




 






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07.00-13.00




 






19th




07.00-13.00




 






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07.00-13.00




 






21st




07.00-13.00




 






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08.00-14.00




 






23rd




08.00-14.00




 






24th




09.00-15.00




 






25th




10.00-16.00




 






26th




10.00-16.00




 






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11.00-17.00




 






28th




11.00-17.00




 






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11.00-17.00




 






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12.00-18.00




 






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12.00-18.00




 






 The above Lock keeping hours are based on serviceable tides.


For enquiries please telephone Torksey lock on 01427 718202










20 Feb 19 12:00:02