Stoppages, Events and Notices



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 17223 December 201501 July 2020The 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,
01 July 19 18:18:20

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

2251River Weaver (main line)Saltersford Locks No 3Saltersford Locks No 302 January 201901 July 2020
Update on 27/06/2019:
Our team have been working hard to progress matters at Saltersford Lock following our last stoppage update on the 10th June. 
While our diving team have been busy recovering equipment from the bottom of the flooded lock, our design team have developed an interim solution which we will commence installing week commencing 1st July.  The works are very complex and involve the extensive use of divers underwater, completing masonry repairs at circa 5m depth, which, makes accurately predicting the duration of repairs very difficult.  We will endeavour to complete our works as quickly and effectively as possible and anticipate re-opening the lock on Friday 9th August at 16:00 and if at all possible we will re-open the lock earlier than this date.
We will, of course, keep you posted of our progress on site over the coming weeks and, should you like to discuss the works in more detail, please contact our customer support team and provide your contact details so the Project Manager can make the necessary arrangements.
Update on 10/06/2019:
We would like to apologise to our customers for the inconvenience caused by the closure of Saltersford Lock on the Weaver Navigation following the serious incident in which the stop planks failed at the end of April. Both our health and safety and engineering teams have been working to investigate the potential cause of the stop plank failure to enable us to develop a safe system of work to de-water and access the lock to complete the necessary repairs.
We are pleased to confirm that our investigation is complete and our design for the new de-watering procedure will be complete in the next week.
The proposed solution will take a number of months to manufacture the new steelwork and for our divers to install the equipment before we can complete the construction works. We have also developed an interim repair to the downstream cill that we can complete with our divers and open the lock sooner. The interim detail does have the risk that it will be unsuccessful, however, we will endeavour to have the navigation open by early August. With an interim cill repair in place we will need to return to make a full repair with a planned winter stoppage in the next few years.
We will be arranging a meeting in the next few weeks for our affected customers to attend as to provide an explanation of the technical issues being faced at Saltersford Lock, to explain the interim and long-term repairs and to answer any questions.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your patience during this very challenging and unique safety issue.
Update on 03/05/2019:
Following prior updates indicating a planned reopening date of 18th May, unfortunately Saltersford Lock has since been subject to a structural failure at its downstream end. This has irreparably displaced some of the stop planks forming the downstream dam, causing the lock to become flooded during what was expected to be the final stages of the works – no one was hurt as a result of this. Unfortunately the repairs to the downstream lock gate cill had not been completed when this incident occurred; therefore, the lock is still inoperable until it can either be dewatered again, or if it is possible to complete the remaining repairs underwater using divers.
Our teams are working urgently to understand the nature of the failure, to establish what can be done safely to rectify the situation. At this stage we are unable to provide a revised opening date until assessment of the potential courses of action has been completed. We sincerely apologise to our customers as regrettably the lock will be closed until further notice. We will provide another update in due course.
Update on 01/04/2019:
Unfortunately the works at Saltersford Lock have encountered further delays since our last update, but we have now found a solution to the issues preventing a seal on the downstream stop planks. The lock has now been pumped down allowing us to fully inspect the structure and commence the repairs urgently needed to the cill and gates. We apologise that our revised date for re-opening the navigation to customers has been pushed out to 17th May 2019.
Dewatering the lock has been a huge challenge for our operatives, requiring installation of 9 separate large blanking plates, 6 props across the lock chamber, top and bottom stop planks and repairs to a damaged downstream cill, all of which have been done underwater by divers to facilitate pumping the water out. Having reached this stage of the project, we need to be able to take this opportunity to return the lock to an operable condition. The scale of problems we have experienced have been unforeseen, but nonetheless reflect the complexity of dewatering a large river lock of deteriorated condition.
We apologise for this ongoing closure, and thank customers for their continuing patience with us.  
 
Update on 06/03/2019:
Unfortunately the works at Saltersford Lock have encountered unforeseen problems with its structural condition during the dewatering phase. This has resulted in a delay to the project, and the earliest date when we hope to be able to re-open the navigation to customers is now by close of play on 18th April 2019.
01 July 19 18:18:26

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

2904Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation (Stainforth and Keadby Canal)Keadby Junction LockKeadby Junction Lock01 June 201931 October 2019
Keadby lock summer operating hours June 2019:
The lock will operate around the tides from Good Friday or the 1st April until 31st October.





(June)

Day


Date


Shift Start   Time


Flood


High Water


Shift Finish

Time




Sat


1


09:00


03:43


06:43


19:30




Sun


2


06:00


04:22


07:22


16:30




Mon


3


06:00


05:00


08:00


16:30




Tue


4


06:00


06:39


08:39


16:30




Wed


5


06:00


06:15


09:15


16:30




Thur


6


06:45


06.57


09:57


17:15




Fri


7


07:15


07:39


10:39


17:45




Sat


8


08:00


08:25


11:25


18:30




Sun


9


09:00


09:17


12:17


19:30




Mon


10


10:00


10:21


13:21


20:30




Tue


11


10:30


11:37


14:37


21:00




Wed


12


10:30


12:51


15:51


21:00




Thur


13


08:00


13:57


16:57


18:30




Fri


14


08:30


14:55


17:55


19:00




Sat


15


08:30


03:29


06:29


19:00




Sun


16


06:00


04:14


07:14


16:30




Mon


17


06:00


05:00


08:00


16:30




Tue


18


06:00


05:37


08:37


16:30




Wed


19


06:00


06:15


09:15


      16:30




Thur


20


06:30


06:52


09:52


17:00




Fri


21


07:15


07:27


10:27


17:45




Sat


22


07:45


08:00


11:00


18:15




Sun


23


08:15


08:36


11:36


18:45




Mon


24


09:00


09:20


12:20


19:30




Tue


25


09:00


10:10


13:10


19:30




Wed


26


10:30


11:09


14:09


21:00




Thur


27


10:30


12:20


15:20


21:00




Fri


28


10:30


13:31


16:31


21:00




Sat


29


08:30


14:31


17:31


19:00




Sun


30


08:30


03:08


06:08


19:00





NOTE: -

· Actual lock penning times vary depending on a number of factors including weather conditions, river level and predicted tide height.
· Skippers of all craft wishing to book passage should contact the lock keeper at least 24hrs in advance for advice on optimum passage times by calling Keadby Lock on 07733 124611
· All times quoted above are local times and have been adjusted to BST where appropriate

 

30 May 19 10:00:05

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

1114Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Braunston to Norton)Braunston Tunnel (East end)Braunston Tunnel (East end)10 August 201801 July 2020

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










01 July 19 18:18:18

2976Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Braunston to Norton)Braunston Bottom Lock No 1Braunston Top Lock No 610 June 201901 July 2020Levels within reservoirs feeding the Leicester Summit and Grand Union Mainline are lower than usual for the time of year following below average rainfall over the last eleven months.

In order to maximise the available water the Trust is taking the sensible precaution of locking targeted locks up overnight. This measure is intended to reduce the potential for water losses overnight and allow backpumps more time to transfer water from the Braunston Summit onto the Leicester Summit.

Boaters also have a really important role to play and we ask that they help us to save water by making sure that all gates and paddles are closed after use, sharing a lock if possible and waiting for oncoming boats where appropriate.  

For more water saving tips go to www.canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/boating/a-guide-to-boating

 

01 July 19 18:18:45

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

1113Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Gayton to Brentford)Blisworth Tunnel North EndBlisworth Tunnel North End10 August 201801 July 2020

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










01 July 19 18:18:17

2977Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Gayton to Brentford)Stoke Bruerne Top Lock No 14Stoke Bruerne Bottom Lock No 2003 June 201901 July 2020Levels within reservoirs feeding the Leicester Summit and Grand Union Mainline are lower than usual for the time of year following below average rainfall over the last eleven months.

In order to maximise the available water the Trust is taking the sensible precaution of locking targeted locks up overnight. This measure is intended to reduce the potential for water losses overnight and allow backpumps more time to transfer water from the Braunston Summit onto the Leicester Summit.

Boaters also have a really important role to play and we ask that they help us to save water by making sure that all gates and paddles are closed after use, sharing a lock if possible and waiting for oncoming boats where appropriate.  

For more water saving tips go to www.canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/boating/a-guide-to-boating

 

01 July 19 18:18:46

2978Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Gayton to Brentford)Cosgrove Lock No 21Cosgrove Lock No 2103 June 201901 July 2020Levels within reservoirs feeding the Leicester Summit and Grand Union Mainline are lower than usual for the time of year following below average rainfall over the last eleven months.

In order to maximise the available water the Trust is taking the sensible precaution of locking targeted locks up overnight. This measure is intended to reduce the potential for water losses overnight and allow backpumps more time to transfer water from the Braunston Summit onto the Leicester Summit.

Boaters also have a really important role to play and we ask that they help us to save water by making sure that all gates and paddles are closed after use, sharing a lock if possible and waiting for oncoming boats where appropriate.  

For more water saving tips go to www.canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/boating/a-guide-to-boating

 

01 July 19 18:18:47

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

2760Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Norton to Gayton)Buckby Lock No 8Buckby Lock No 1106 May 201901 July 2020After a relatively dry winter, following on fromlast year’s exceptionally dry summer – one of the hottest and driest on record– reservoirs feeding some parts of the Oxford and Grand Union Canals have not refilled as quickly as would normally be expected.


Recent heavy storms have not been able to compensate for a continued period of below average rainfall that goes back to June 2018 and that has meant some reservoirs in this area have not refilled as we would normally expect. For example Naseby Reservoir, our largest reservoir serving this part of the canal network, started the season around 60% full.


In order to maximise the available water the Trust is taking the sensible precaution of locking targeted locks up overnight. This measure is intended to reduce the potential for water losses overnight and allow backpumps more time to transfer water from the Braunston Summit onto the Leicester Summit.


From the 6th May, lock opening hours will be:
9am to 5pm
[last entry on the flight 4.pm]




We will continue to monitor our reservoir storage and canal opening hours with a view to keeping disruption to a minimum whilst balancing a need to save water.


Boaters also have a really important role to play and we ask that they help us to save water by making sure that all gates and paddles are closed after use, sharing a lock if possible and waiting for oncoming boats where appropriate.  


For more water saving tips go to www.canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/boating/a-guide-to-boating


In the days preceding, during (25th to 27th May) and following Crick Boat Show opening hours will be relaxed to allow boat traffic to navigate to and from the event with minimal disruption.





 

01 July 19 18:18:34

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

1115Grand Union Canal (Leicester Section - Leicestershire and Northamptonshire Union Canal)Saddington Tunnel (Northwest end)Saddington Tunnel (Northwest end)10 August 201801 July 2020

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










01 July 19 18:18:19

2975Grand Union Canal (Leicester Section - Leicestershire and Northamptonshire Union Canal)Kibworth Top Lock No 18Crane's Lock No 2203 June 201901 July 2020Levels within reservoirs feeding the Leicester Summit and Grand Union Mainline are lower than usual for the time of year following below average rainfall over the last eleven months.

In order to maximise the available water the Trust is taking the sensible precaution of locking targeted locks up overnight. This measure is intended to reduce the potential for water losses overnight and allow backpumps more time to transfer water from the Braunston Summit onto the Leicester Summit.

Boaters also have a really important role to play and we ask that they help us to save water by making sure that all gates and paddles are closed after use, sharing a lock if possible and waiting for oncoming boats where appropriate.  

For more water saving tips go to www.canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/boating/a-guide-to-boating

 

01 July 19 18:18:44

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

3056River Ouse : Yorkshire (tidal section - Naburn to Goole)Naburn LockNaburn Lock01 August 201931 August 2019
 
27 June 19 10:00:04

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

2547Rochdale CanalTuel Lane Lock No 3Tuel Lane Lock No 315 March 201904 November 2019

Friday 15th March to Monday 4th November 2019


A Canal & River Trust lock keeper is present on the following days:


Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday of each week between the dates above (No booking required).  On these days the operating times for Tuel lock are first boat entry at 8.30am with last passage at 4.00pm.


Tuel Lock (Lock 3), Sowerby Bridge is operated by a Canal & River Trust lock keeper. Please follow the local signage and the lock keeper’s instructions.


Do not enter the tunnel (below lock 3) whilst boats are in lock 3.


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


A booking system is in operation for passage on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays during this period.  Bookings should be made by calling our Yorkshire & North East  office on 03030 404040 during office hours, giving 24 hours’ notice of your booking. On these days passage is between 8.30am with last boat passage at 4.00pm.


No permanent lock keeper will be present from Monday 4th November 2019 until Friday 13th March 2020. Bookings should be made by calling our Yorkshire & North East office on 03030 404040 during office hours, giving 48 hours’ notice of your booking. Please note no passage is possible between Friday 20th December 2019 and Wednesday 1st January 2020.










08 May 19 21:52:13

2902Rochdale CanalBroadbottom Lock No 7Callis Lock No 1321 April 201901 July 2020Update on 30/04/2019:
Water levels have recovered sufficiently to allow boat movement under restrictions as follows:

No restrictions will be in place from 9am Monday until 4pm Friday.

We will continue overnight restrictions from 4pm Friday until 9am Monday when passage will not be possible.

 
Update on 25/04/2019:
Water levels have recovered sufficiently to allow boat movement under restrictions.

01 July 19 18:18:41

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

2807Shropshire Union Canal (Llangollen Canal - Main Line)Hurleston Bottom Lock No 1Hurleston Top Lock No 415 March 201901 July 2020

Update on 12/04/2019:

Following advice from our engineers, who have been monitoring Lock 4, Hurleston Locks, we want to ensure continued passage of boats through this lock and the safety of our customers.


From Monday 15 April, the lock flight between locks 1 and 4 will only be open between the hours of 08:00 until 17:00 when our trained team will be available to assist.


Outside of these hours, the lock flight will be closed to boats.


Thank you for your assistance during this period.

Due to complexities in delivering the works at Lock 4, Hurleston Locks, on the Llangollen Canal, within the stoppage window this winter, the works are unfortunately deferred to Winter 2019/20.


As a result, the lock remains narrow and potentially width restrictive for some craft; please note that a width restriction of 6ft 10” remains in place. For safety reasons, it is extremely important that boaters are aware of their dimensions before attempting to pass through this lock in either direction.


The Trust will continue to monitor the lock, with our lock-keepers available to assist any boats that get into difficulties using it.










01 July 19 18:18:38

3122Shropshire Union Canal (Llangollen Canal - Main Line)Wrenbury Frith Lift Bridge No 21Marbury Lock No 1012 June 201912 June 2020

Update on 10/07/2019:

Please be advised navigation will be closed on Monday 15 July, between 8am and 12pm, to allow the safe installation of a tarpaulin sheet. This is necessary to stem the flow and allow the grout to set without it being washed out.


An update will be provided on Monday 15 July following the installation.

Update on 27/06/2019:

We are pleased to announce that the canal is now open to navigation.


Please be aware that the navigation will have a restricted width of approximately 3metres (10ft) past the work boat which is on site and therefore craft should pass this section in single file


 

Update on 21/06/2019:

Please be advised further discussions between our local team and contractors have taken place. It has been decided that to allow extra time for our contractors to work on the repair, the times of passage through the affected area, commencing on Monday 24 June, will now be;



8am till 9am
4pm till 5pm

These daily opening times will remain in place until a full repair is completed onsite.


We politely request our customers to turn off your engine when approaching the main site of work, where you will then be assisted by onsite banksmen through the affected area.

Update on 20/06/2019:

As of Monday 24 June, we are able to provide restricted passage through the ongoing repairs between Bridge 21, Wrenbury Frith Bridge to Marbury Lock, Llangollen Canal.


The times of passage will be 8.30-9.30am and 4-5pm daily, until works are completed onsite.


We politely request our customers to turn off your engine when approaching the main site of work, where you will then be assisted by onsite banksmen through the affected area.

Update on 14/06/2019:

Our teams have successfully reduced the water level in the area and we have installed a tarpaulin sheet over the affected section of bank and in the canal bed, to prevent further washout.  Although this has stabilised the situation initially, we will continue to monitor the water levels and the condition of the bank very closely.


To ensure the safety of our customers, navigation will remain closed and a towpath closure will be implemented between Bridge 21, Wrenbury Frith Bridge and Bridge 23, Church Bridge.


Our contractors are mobilising a crane barge on Monday 17 June to start the repairs. This involves installing rock fill to the toe of the embankment and new steel piles to reinstate the canal bank. We anticipate the repairs will take 2 to 3 weeks to complete.


Once the piles have been installed, we will review the method of works to determine if we are able to complete the repairs under a restriction to navigation.


A further update will be provided on Friday 21 June.

Due to the recent adverse weather conditions in the local area, we have experienced overtopping on the Llangollen Canal between Bridge 22 and Marbury Lock, causing structural damage to the wash wall, towpath and embankment.


Our team is in the process of dewatering this section of the canal to allow a thorough investigation by our engineers.


We understand that this closure may disrupt your schedule. We are taking every step to fix the problem as soon as possible, and we will keep you updated of our progress with an update on Friday following our engineer's investigations.










10 July 19 12:00:04

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 17223 December 201501 July 2020The 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,
01 Jul 19 18:18:20

1964River Severn (main river - Worcester to Gloucester)Worcester Southern Link Road BridgeWorcester Southern Link Road Bridge06 December 201806 December 2019
Update on 03/07/2019:
Update
Regrettably, the Canal & River Trust workboat that was due on site to reposition and anchor the buoys today, has broken down on its way there.
We will advise as soon as we are able to reschedule this task.
 Thank you for your understanding.
Should you require any further information about this or any other matter on the Wales and South West Region please contact –
Gloucester Dock Office on 01452 318012 or Customer Service Desk on 03030 404040
Or you can e-mail - enquiries.walessouthwest@canalrivertrust.org.uk 
In the case of an emergency please ring - Freephone Canals on 0800 4799947
 
Update on 02/07/2019:
Update
03 Jul 19 12:00:04

2251River Weaver (main line)Saltersford Locks No 3Saltersford Locks No 302 January 201901 July 2020
Update on 27/06/2019:
Our team have been working hard to progress matters at Saltersford Lock following our last stoppage update on the 10th June. 
While our diving team have been busy recovering equipment from the bottom of the flooded lock, our design team have developed an interim solution which we will commence installing week commencing 1st July.  The works are very complex and involve the extensive use of divers underwater, completing masonry repairs at circa 5m depth, which, makes accurately predicting the duration of repairs very difficult.  We will endeavour to complete our works as quickly and effectively as possible and anticipate re-opening the lock on Friday 9th August at 16:00 and if at all possible we will re-open the lock earlier than this date.
We will, of course, keep you posted of our progress on site over the coming weeks and, should you like to discuss the works in more detail, please contact our customer support team and provide your contact details so the Project Manager can make the necessary arrangements.
Update on 10/06/2019:
We would like to apologise to our customers for the inconvenience caused by the closure of Saltersford Lock on the Weaver Navigation following the serious incident in which the stop planks failed at the end of April. Both our health and safety and engineering teams have been working to investigate the potential cause of the stop plank failure to enable us to develop a safe system of work to de-water and access the lock to complete the necessary repairs.
We are pleased to confirm that our investigation is complete and our design for the new de-watering procedure will be complete in the next week.
The proposed solution will take a number of months to manufacture the new steelwork and for our divers to install the equipment before we can complete the construction works. We have also developed an interim repair to the downstream cill that we can complete with our divers and open the lock sooner. The interim detail does have the risk that it will be unsuccessful, however, we will endeavour to have the navigation open by early August. With an interim cill repair in place we will need to return to make a full repair with a planned winter stoppage in the next few years.
We will be arranging a meeting in the next few weeks for our affected customers to attend as to provide an explanation of the technical issues being faced at Saltersford Lock, to explain the interim and long-term repairs and to answer any questions.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your patience during this very challenging and unique safety issue.
Update on 03/05/2019:
Following prior updates indicating a planned reopening date of 18th May, unfortunately Saltersford Lock has since been subject to a structural failure at its downstream end. This has irreparably displaced some of the stop planks forming the downstream dam, causing the lock to become flooded during what was expected to be the final stages of the works – no one was hurt as a result of this. Unfortunately the repairs to the downstream lock gate cill had not been completed when this incident occurred; therefore, the lock is still inoperable until it can either be dewatered again, or if it is possible to complete the remaining repairs underwater using divers.
Our teams are working urgently to understand the nature of the failure, to establish what can be done safely to rectify the situation. At this stage we are unable to provide a revised opening date until assessment of the potential courses of action has been completed. We sincerely apologise to our customers as regrettably the lock will be closed until further notice. We will provide another update in due course.
Update on 01/04/2019:
Unfortunately the works at Saltersford Lock have encountered further delays since our last update, but we have now found a solution to the issues preventing a seal on the downstream stop planks. The lock has now been pumped down allowing us to fully inspect the structure and commence the repairs urgently needed to the cill and gates. We apologise that our revised date for re-opening the navigation to customers has been pushed out to 17th May 2019.
Dewatering the lock has been a huge challenge for our operatives, requiring installation of 9 separate large blanking plates, 6 props across the lock chamber, top and bottom stop planks and repairs to a damaged downstream cill, all of which have been done underwater by divers to facilitate pumping the water out. Having reached this stage of the project, we need to be able to take this opportunity to return the lock to an operable condition. The scale of problems we have experienced have been unforeseen, but nonetheless reflect the complexity of dewatering a large river lock of deteriorated condition.
We apologise for this ongoing closure, and thank customers for their continuing patience with us.  
 
Update on 06/03/2019:
Unfortunately the works at Saltersford Lock have encountered unforeseen problems with its structural condition during the dewatering phase. This has resulted in a delay to the project, and the earliest date when we hope to be able to re-open the navigation to customers is now by close of play on 18th April 2019.
01 Jul 19 18:18:26

2498Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal (Main Line: Stourport to Stourton)Wolverley Lock No 8Wolverley Lock No 801 March 201901 July 2020
Update on 03/04/2019:
For the most part the cutting has remained stable so we are increasing the opening hours to run from 9.00 am to 3.00 pm each day.  Boats will pass through unsupervised, but staff will periodically check the cutting to ensure it remains stable and safe to navigate.
Could we ask boats to kindly slow right down to tickover speed through the slipped section.
This will take effect from 9am on 4th April.
 
Update on 14/03/2019:
Our contractors have managed to dredge a narrow route through the slippage that will allow boats to pass through under supervision. Further works to stabilise the embankment will be undertaken by Severn Trent & Worcestershire County Council in the near future.
01 Jul 19 18:18:27

2885Huddersfield Narrow CanalDartmouth Lock No 23EDartmouth Lock No 23E28 April 201901 July 2020

Lock 23 East Huddersfield Narrow Canal - To prevent loss of water from the lock skippers of all craft are asked to leave the lock empty and the tailgate paddles in the open position.










01 Jul 19 18:18:40

2904Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation (Stainforth and Keadby Canal)Keadby Junction LockKeadby Junction Lock01 June 201931 October 2019
Keadby lock summer operating hours June 2019:
The lock will operate around the tides from Good Friday or the 1st April until 31st October.





(June)

Day


Date


Shift Start   Time


Flood


High Water


Shift Finish

Time




Sat


1


09:00


03:43


06:43


19:30




Sun


2


06:00


04:22


07:22


16:30




Mon


3


06:00


05:00


08:00


16:30




Tue


4


06:00


06:39


08:39


16:30




Wed


5


06:00


06:15


09:15


16:30




Thur


6


06:45


06.57


09:57


17:15




Fri


7


07:15


07:39


10:39


17:45




Sat


8


08:00


08:25


11:25


18:30




Sun


9


09:00


09:17


12:17


19:30




Mon


10


10:00


10:21


13:21


20:30




Tue


11


10:30


11:37


14:37


21:00




Wed


12


10:30


12:51


15:51


21:00




Thur


13


08:00


13:57


16:57


18:30




Fri


14


08:30


14:55


17:55


19:00




Sat


15


08:30


03:29


06:29


19:00




Sun


16


06:00


04:14


07:14


16:30




Mon


17


06:00


05:00


08:00


16:30




Tue


18


06:00


05:37


08:37


16:30




Wed


19


06:00


06:15


09:15


      16:30




Thur


20


06:30


06:52


09:52


17:00




Fri


21


07:15


07:27


10:27


17:45




Sat


22


07:45


08:00


11:00


18:15




Sun


23


08:15


08:36


11:36


18:45




Mon


24


09:00


09:20


12:20


19:30




Tue


25


09:00


10:10


13:10


19:30




Wed


26


10:30


11:09


14:09


21:00




Thur


27


10:30


12:20


15:20


21:00




Fri


28


10:30


13:31


16:31


21:00




Sat


29


08:30


14:31


17:31


19:00




Sun


30


08:30


03:08


06:08


19:00





NOTE: -

· Actual lock penning times vary depending on a number of factors including weather conditions, river level and predicted tide height.
· Skippers of all craft wishing to book passage should contact the lock keeper at least 24hrs in advance for advice on optimum passage times by calling Keadby Lock on 07733 124611
· All times quoted above are local times and have been adjusted to BST where appropriate

 

30 May 19 10:00:05

3097Rochdale CanalTannersfield Highest Lock No 66Tannersfield Highest Lock No 6607 June 201901 July 2020

Navigation is closed at Lock 66 on the Rochdale Canal due to a boat impact which has resulted in the mitre post being split. Navigation will remain closed whilst we inspect the full impact of the damage caused.


An update will be provided once the inspection has been carried out by our local team.










01 Jul 19 18:18:53

3224Kennet and Avon Canal (Main Line)Devizes Bottom Lock No 22Crofton Lock No 6124 June 201924 June 2020
Update on 12/07/2019:
We have again reviewed the situation with regard to pumping and water resources this afternoon.
Progress with the pump repairs remains good and we expect to see the pump reinstalled with its original impellor next weekend, as planned. The new impellor is due by the 3rd week of August and will be fitted soon thereafter. 
Water resources continue to look tight unfortunately, so it is likely that prudent restrictions will remain in place after the pump has been reinstated. We will continue to review however and make further decisions once the pump is installed, when we'll be able to confirm flow rates achieved and re-evaluate available water.
In the meantime, we continue to appreciate everyone's support and restrictions will remain exactly as they have been this week, as described in last week's update, below.
Please do call the Trust using the contact details provided in the main notice, should there be any aspect you would like to discuss.
 
Update on 05/07/2019:
Further to this afternoon's review meeting, we are pleased with the continued slow recovery in levels, and water usage during yesterday's opening of the summit proved sustainable.
12 Jul 19 19:00:04

3352Rochdale CanalM62 Motorway BridgeM62 Motorway Bridge11 July 201911 July 2020Due to a mechanical failure of the floating towpath, our contractors will be on site today to carry out an inspection of the hydraulic system.

This will only effect navigation for customers with a wide beam craft as they will not be able to pass until this has been resolved.

Narrow boats and towpath customers will not be affected by this restriction.

We will provide an update on Monday 15th July at 10am.

 

11 Jul 19 20:42:29

3344Birmingham Canal Navigations (Birmingham and Fazeley Canal - Digbeth Branch)Ashted Top LockAshted Top Lock15 July 201919 July 2019

The above lock will be closed from Monday 15th July until Friday 19th July for vital repair of the lock gate.


We apologise for any inconvenience caused.










09 Jul 19 19:29:47

3308Trent and Mersey Canal (Main Line - Harding's Wood to Middlewich)Wheelock Flight Top Lock No 59Wheelock Flight Top Lock No 5915 July 201931 July 2019

Our teams will be carrying out repairs to Lock 59, Maddock Lock off side.


As part of these repairs they will be removing damaged coping stones adjacent to top gate with new stone.  This is necessary to prevent risk of further structure failure.


As this is a twin lock, navigation via the adjoining lock will not be affected.










04 Jul 19 21:18:29

3402Birmingham Canal Navigations (Engine Arm)Engine Bridge (Engine Arm)Handsworth Wharf17 July 201917 July 2020

Due to a building on fire adjacent to the canal, the towpath and navigation are closed until further notice.


We apologise for any inconvenience caused and will provide an update shortly.










17 Jul 19 19:35:00

2966Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Gayton to Brentford)Dudswell Locks No 48Dudswell Locks No 4818 July 201918 July 2019

Navigation restriction  between 9am and 1pm to undertake essential repairs to bottom gates










16 Jul 19 11:00:04

3199Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation (Sheffield Canal)Tinsley Bottom Lock (Lower Flight) No 12Victoria Basin22 July 201927 July 2019

We are experiencing technical issues with the pumps at the Tinsley Flight and, after considering various options, we are unfortunately having to close the navigation to allow the dewatering and investigation of the pump well, remove debris and install new pumps. We appreciate that a 6 day unplanned closure at this time of year is not ideal however the alternative is to accept the high risk of complete failure of the pumps before winter, which would result in a longer closure, so we consider a closure now to be the best option.


The works will also result in low water levels between Lock 1 and Victoria Quays.










21 Jun 19 20:07:58

3350River FossFoss BarrierFoss Barrier05 August 201916 September 2019York City Council have asked the Trust to make skippers aware of the following works on the River Foss

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF FOSS NAVIGATION

The Environment Agency are undertaking a survey and inspection of the Foss Barrier in readiness for work to be carried out next year.  As a result the Foss Navigation will be closed for a 2 week period from the week commencing 5th August 2019.  There will be no access into Foss Basin during this time.

Following the survey, the EA are to carry out works to the barrier, which will involve the width through the     barrier being reduced to 4.5m. This will commence 19th August and will last for four weeks.

For further information regarding the works please contact the York City Council Asset Team on 01904 553355

 

10 Jul 19 17:49:53

2782Birmingham Canal Navigations (Dudley Canal No 1 - Through Route)Parkhead Lock No 2Parkhead Lock No 209 September 201918 October 2019

The navigation will be closed at Lock 2, Parkhead, to carry out repairs including: 


 -  Top and bottom gate replacements


 -  Lock ladder repairs


 -  Chamber brickwork repairs


 -  Quoin repairs


 -  Quadrant kickers repairs










08 May 19 21:52:27

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

3358River Thames (Sheepwash Channel)Isis Lock No 46Isis Lock No 4617 July 201917 July 2019South East Waterway Forum, Oxford, OX1 1HP

Get your free ticket to attend our upcoming Summer User Forum to meet our teams, hear about our plans and how they might benefit you, your organisation and the people you work on behalf of. 

This ticket only event on Wednesday 17 July begins at 6:30 pm with presentations about our work and ambitions for future, followed by opportunities for questions and group discussion.

TO BOOK YOUR TICKET PLEASE VISIT Light refreshments will be served. We look forward to seeing you!

If you’d like to know more about the Canal & River Trust’s work in the London & South East region visit our website

 

11 Jul 19 20:40:23

3359Grand Union Canal (Regent's Canal)York Way Bridge No 36St Pancras Railway Station Bridge No 3218 July 201918 July 2019


London Waterway Forum, N1 9RT


Get your free ticket to attend our upcoming Summer User Forum to meet our teams, hear about our plans and how they might benefit you, your organisation and the people you work on behalf of. 


This ticket only event on Thursday 18 July begins at 6:00 pm with presentations about our work and ambitions for future, followed by opportunities for questions and group discussion.


TO BOOK YOUR TICKET PLEASE VISIT

Light refreshments will be served. We look forward to seeing you!


If you’d like to know more about the Canal & River Trust’s work in the London & South East region visit our website










11 Jul 19 20:40:40

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

1113Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Gayton to Brentford)Blisworth Tunnel North EndBlisworth Tunnel North End10 August 201801 July 2020

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










01 Jul 19 18:18:17

1114Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Braunston to Norton)Braunston Tunnel (East end)Braunston Tunnel (East end)10 August 201801 July 2020

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










01 Jul 19 18:18:18

1115Grand Union Canal (Leicester Section - Leicestershire and Northamptonshire Union Canal)Saddington Tunnel (Northwest end)Saddington Tunnel (Northwest end)10 August 201801 July 2020

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










01 Jul 19 18:18:19

1731Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Main Line - Liverpool to Wigan)Ell Meadow Lock No 89Wigan Junction30 October 201801 July 2020

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.










01 Jul 19 18:18:22

1911River Thames (tidal section)South West India Dock EntranceSouth West India Dock Entrance27 November 201801 July 2020Until 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.

 

01 Jul 19 18:18:23

3116Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal (Main Line: Stourport to Stourton)Wolverley Lock No 8Debdale Lock No 901 March 201901 July 2020Update on 12/06/2019:
There is still a partial blockage in the navigation and we are monitoring the stability of the bank.


We will inspect for movement on a daily basis at approximately 8.30am.


We are requesting if passage can be restricted through the slip between the hours of 8.30am to dusk.


Please do not moor within 50mt either side of the slip.


Update on 03/04/2019:
For the most part the cutting has remained stable so we are increasing the opening hours to run from 9.00 am to 3.00 pm each day.  Boats will pass through unsupervised, but staff will periodically check the cutting to ensure it remains stable and safe to navigate.

Could we ask boats to kindly slow right down to tickover speed through the slipped section.

This will take effect from 9am on 4th April.

 
Update on 14/03/2019:
Our contractors have managed to dredge a narrow route through the slippage that will allow boats to pass through under supervision. Further works to stabilise the embankment will be undertaken by Severn Trent & Worcestershire County Council in the near future.

01 Jul 19 18:18:54

2807Shropshire Union Canal (Llangollen Canal - Main Line)Hurleston Bottom Lock No 1Hurleston Top Lock No 415 March 201901 July 2020

Update on 12/04/2019:

Following advice from our engineers, who have been monitoring Lock 4, Hurleston Locks, we want to ensure continued passage of boats through this lock and the safety of our customers.


From Monday 15 April, the lock flight between locks 1 and 4 will only be open between the hours of 08:00 until 17:00 when our trained team will be available to assist.


Outside of these hours, the lock flight will be closed to boats.


Thank you for your assistance during this period.

Due to complexities in delivering the works at Lock 4, Hurleston Locks, on the Llangollen Canal, within the stoppage window this winter, the works are unfortunately deferred to Winter 2019/20.


As a result, the lock remains narrow and potentially width restrictive for some craft; please note that a width restriction of 6ft 10” remains in place. For safety reasons, it is extremely important that boaters are aware of their dimensions before attempting to pass through this lock in either direction.


The Trust will continue to monitor the lock, with our lock-keepers available to assist any boats that get into difficulties using it.










01 Jul 19 18:18:38

2547Rochdale CanalTuel Lane Lock No 3Tuel Lane Lock No 315 March 201904 November 2019

Friday 15th March to Monday 4th November 2019


A Canal & River Trust lock keeper is present on the following days:


Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday of each week between the dates above (No booking required).  On these days the operating times for Tuel lock are first boat entry at 8.30am with last passage at 4.00pm.


Tuel Lock (Lock 3), Sowerby Bridge is operated by a Canal & River Trust lock keeper. Please follow the local signage and the lock keeper’s instructions.


Do not enter the tunnel (below lock 3) whilst boats are in lock 3.


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


A booking system is in operation for passage on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays during this period.  Bookings should be made by calling our Yorkshire & North East  office on 03030 404040 during office hours, giving 24 hours’ notice of your booking. On these days passage is between 8.30am with last boat passage at 4.00pm.


No permanent lock keeper will be present from Monday 4th November 2019 until Friday 13th March 2020. Bookings should be made by calling our Yorkshire & North East office on 03030 404040 during office hours, giving 48 hours’ notice of your booking. Please note no passage is possible between Friday 20th December 2019 and Wednesday 1st January 2020.










08 May 19 21:52:13

2611Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation (Stainforth and Keadby Canal)Wykewell Lift BridgeWykewell Lift Bridge19 March 201901 July 2020
Update on 29/05/2019:
We are now in a position to be able to allow assisted passage daily between:
9am - 10am & 3pm - 4pm
To book your passage please call 03030 404040.
On weekends, please call 0800 4799947
Update on 28/05/2019:
We are now in a position to be able to allow assisted passage daily between:
9am and 10am & 3pm and 4pm
To book your passage please call 03030 404040.
Update on 08/04/2019:
We are now in a position to be able to allow assisted passage daily between 9am and 10am.
We will monitor the impact of this restriction to customers and modify timings to meet local demands when required.
To book your passage please call 03030 404040.
 
Update on 06/04/2019:
The bridge is now in the fully open position. It will stay like this until Monday morning, when further investigation works will take place. After this agreed times for opening the bridge will be published.
Update on 05/04/2019:
Our Contractors are on site and are hoping that the temporary works will be completed tomorrow (Saturday 06 April).
01 Jul 19 18:18:29

2622Shropshire Union Canal (Montgomery Canal - connected and navigable)Frankton Staircase Lock No 1Frankton Bottom Lock No 321 March 201903 November 2019

SUMMER OPENING TIMES 2019


 


Thursday 21st March 2019 to Sunday 3rd November 2019


Lock opening times 12 noon until 2pm Monday to Sunday 7 days a week (Including Bank Holidays)


 


Booking is required for passage through the locks.


Customers can book any day in advance but no later than 10am on the day of passage*


 


Only boats with a booking will be allowed through the locks.


 


 


To book passage by phone Monday-Friday,


call 03030 404040


 


If you are calling on a Sat, Sun or Bank Holiday,


 call Trevor Basin Visitor Centre 01978 822912


 


Please note:


* Customers are advised there is a maximum of 12 boats down the locks and 12 boats up per day. Booking well in advance is recommended to avoid disappointment.


 


 There is a minimum of 1 night and a maximum of 14 nights stay.










08 May 19 21:52:15

2831Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Main Line - Wigan to Leeds)Five Rise Locks Swing Bridge No 200Bingley 3 Rise Staircase Locks Nos 22 to 2419 April 201931 October 2019Following a further review and consultation, we have revised our operating procedure for Bingley Five and Three Rise as follows:

Morning

Passages down the lock flights between 08:00-10:00, last entry at 09:00.

Passages up the lock flights between 10:00-12:00, last entry at 11:00.

 Afternoon

Passages down the lock flight between 13:00-15:00, last entry at 14:00.

Passages up the lock flight between 15:00-17:00, last entry at 16:00.

 

08 May 19 21:52:32

2902Rochdale CanalBroadbottom Lock No 7Callis Lock No 1321 April 201901 July 2020Update on 30/04/2019:
Water levels have recovered sufficiently to allow boat movement under restrictions as follows:

No restrictions will be in place from 9am Monday until 4pm Friday.

We will continue overnight restrictions from 4pm Friday until 9am Monday when passage will not be possible.

 
Update on 25/04/2019:
Water levels have recovered sufficiently to allow boat movement under restrictions.

01 Jul 19 18:18:41

3248Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Main Line - Wigan to Leeds)Wigan Lock 21 No 85Holme Bridge Lock No 3029 April 201929 April 2020
Update on 16/07/2019:
From the 19th July we are looking to extend the opening times of the following locks.
Their new restrictions will be:
 Barrowford – Open at 10am, Closed at 5pm, last entry 4pm
 Gargrave Locks – Open at 10am, closed at 6pm on Mondays and Fridays, last entry at 5pm. The other days of the week, the lock will be closed at 5pm and the last entry will be at 4pm
 
16 Jul 19 14:01:16

2744Grand Union Canal (Leicester Section - Old Grand Union)Watford Bottom Lock No 1Watford Top Lock No 701 May 201901 September 2019

Watford Locks will be open from 10am until 4:00pm each day from 1st April until 1st September. Please be aware that the last assisted boat will be allowed to enter the lock flight at 3:15pm.


Please ensure you have booked in with the Lock Keeper before you enter the flight. The Lock Keeper will either be on the lock flight, or in the Top Lock Keepers Hut.


If you enter the flight without booking in, you may be required to back out, as other boats may be working the flight already.


12 Jun 19 13:37:28

2759Grand Union Canal (Leicester Section - Old Grand Union)Inclined Plane Upper Access Arm JunctionFoxton Junction06 May 201901 July 2020

Foxton Locks will be open from 10am until 4:00pm each day from 1st April until 1st September. Please be aware that the last assisted boat will be allowed to enter the lock flight at 3:15pm.


Please ensure you have booked in with the Lock Keeper before you enter the flight. The Lock Keeper will either be on the lock flight, or in the Top Lock Keepers Hut.


If you enter the flight without booking in, you may be required to back out, as other boats may be working the flight already.




01 Jul 19 18:18:33

2760Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Norton to Gayton)Buckby Lock No 8Buckby Lock No 1106 May 201901 July 2020After a relatively dry winter, following on fromlast year’s exceptionally dry summer – one of the hottest and driest on record– reservoirs feeding some parts of the Oxford and Grand Union Canals have not refilled as quickly as would normally be expected.


Recent heavy storms have not been able to compensate for a continued period of below average rainfall that goes back to June 2018 and that has meant some reservoirs in this area have not refilled as we would normally expect. For example Naseby Reservoir, our largest reservoir serving this part of the canal network, started the season around 60% full.


In order to maximise the available water the Trust is taking the sensible precaution of locking targeted locks up overnight. This measure is intended to reduce the potential for water losses overnight and allow backpumps more time to transfer water from the Braunston Summit onto the Leicester Summit.


From the 6th May, lock opening hours will be:
9am to 5pm
[last entry on the flight 4.pm]




We will continue to monitor our reservoir storage and canal opening hours with a view to keeping disruption to a minimum whilst balancing a need to save water.


Boaters also have a really important role to play and we ask that they help us to save water by making sure that all gates and paddles are closed after use, sharing a lock if possible and waiting for oncoming boats where appropriate.  


For more water saving tips go to www.canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/boating/a-guide-to-boating


In the days preceding, during (25th to 27th May) and following Crick Boat Show opening hours will be relaxed to allow boat traffic to navigate to and from the event with minimal disruption.





 

01 Jul 19 18:18:34

2975Grand Union Canal (Leicester Section - Leicestershire and Northamptonshire Union Canal)Kibworth Top Lock No 18Crane's Lock No 2203 June 201901 July 2020Levels within reservoirs feeding the Leicester Summit and Grand Union Mainline are lower than usual for the time of year following below average rainfall over the last eleven months.

In order to maximise the available water the Trust is taking the sensible precaution of locking targeted locks up overnight. This measure is intended to reduce the potential for water losses overnight and allow backpumps more time to transfer water from the Braunston Summit onto the Leicester Summit.

Boaters also have a really important role to play and we ask that they help us to save water by making sure that all gates and paddles are closed after use, sharing a lock if possible and waiting for oncoming boats where appropriate.  

For more water saving tips go to www.canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/boating/a-guide-to-boating

 

01 Jul 19 18:18:44

2977Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Gayton to Brentford)Stoke Bruerne Top Lock No 14Stoke Bruerne Bottom Lock No 2003 June 201901 July 2020Levels within reservoirs feeding the Leicester Summit and Grand Union Mainline are lower than usual for the time of year following below average rainfall over the last eleven months.

In order to maximise the available water the Trust is taking the sensible precaution of locking targeted locks up overnight. This measure is intended to reduce the potential for water losses overnight and allow backpumps more time to transfer water from the Braunston Summit onto the Leicester Summit.

Boaters also have a really important role to play and we ask that they help us to save water by making sure that all gates and paddles are closed after use, sharing a lock if possible and waiting for oncoming boats where appropriate.  

For more water saving tips go to www.canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/boating/a-guide-to-boating

 

01 Jul 19 18:18:46

2978Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Gayton to Brentford)Cosgrove Lock No 21Cosgrove Lock No 2103 June 201901 July 2020Levels within reservoirs feeding the Leicester Summit and Grand Union Mainline are lower than usual for the time of year following below average rainfall over the last eleven months.

In order to maximise the available water the Trust is taking the sensible precaution of locking targeted locks up overnight. This measure is intended to reduce the potential for water losses overnight and allow backpumps more time to transfer water from the Braunston Summit onto the Leicester Summit.

Boaters also have a really important role to play and we ask that they help us to save water by making sure that all gates and paddles are closed after use, sharing a lock if possible and waiting for oncoming boats where appropriate.  

For more water saving tips go to www.canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/boating/a-guide-to-boating

 

01 Jul 19 18:18:47

3073Huddersfield Narrow CanalStanley Dawson Lock No 1EStanley Dawson Lock No 1E04 June 201901 July 2020Overnight between Monday pm and Tuesday am Lock 3E and Lock 2E were emptied and paddles were left up at Lock 1E, resulting in a massive amount of water for us to replenish.

Therefore it is necessary to introduce overnight restrictions from tonight until further notice.

Lock 1E will be padlocked overnight to give us chance to refill the pounds and prevent further reoccurrence. 

The canal will be reopened at 9am on subsequent mornings.

We will update this notice as necessary or if the position changes.

 

01 Jul 19 18:18:51

2976Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Braunston to Norton)Braunston Bottom Lock No 1Braunston Top Lock No 610 June 201901 July 2020Levels within reservoirs feeding the Leicester Summit and Grand Union Mainline are lower than usual for the time of year following below average rainfall over the last eleven months.

In order to maximise the available water the Trust is taking the sensible precaution of locking targeted locks up overnight. This measure is intended to reduce the potential for water losses overnight and allow backpumps more time to transfer water from the Braunston Summit onto the Leicester Summit.

Boaters also have a really important role to play and we ask that they help us to save water by making sure that all gates and paddles are closed after use, sharing a lock if possible and waiting for oncoming boats where appropriate.  

For more water saving tips go to www.canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/boating/a-guide-to-boating

 

01 Jul 19 18:18:45

3122Shropshire Union Canal (Llangollen Canal - Main Line)Wrenbury Frith Lift Bridge No 21Marbury Lock No 1012 June 201912 June 2020

Update on 10/07/2019:

Please be advised navigation will be closed on Monday 15 July, between 8am and 12pm, to allow the safe installation of a tarpaulin sheet. This is necessary to stem the flow and allow the grout to set without it being washed out.


An update will be provided on Monday 15 July following the installation.

Update on 27/06/2019:

We are pleased to announce that the canal is now open to navigation.


Please be aware that the navigation will have a restricted width of approximately 3metres (10ft) past the work boat which is on site and therefore craft should pass this section in single file


 

Update on 21/06/2019:

Please be advised further discussions between our local team and contractors have taken place. It has been decided that to allow extra time for our contractors to work on the repair, the times of passage through the affected area, commencing on Monday 24 June, will now be;



8am till 9am
4pm till 5pm

These daily opening times will remain in place until a full repair is completed onsite.


We politely request our customers to turn off your engine when approaching the main site of work, where you will then be assisted by onsite banksmen through the affected area.

Update on 20/06/2019:

As of Monday 24 June, we are able to provide restricted passage through the ongoing repairs between Bridge 21, Wrenbury Frith Bridge to Marbury Lock, Llangollen Canal.


The times of passage will be 8.30-9.30am and 4-5pm daily, until works are completed onsite.


We politely request our customers to turn off your engine when approaching the main site of work, where you will then be assisted by onsite banksmen through the affected area.

Update on 14/06/2019:

Our teams have successfully reduced the water level in the area and we have installed a tarpaulin sheet over the affected section of bank and in the canal bed, to prevent further washout.  Although this has stabilised the situation initially, we will continue to monitor the water levels and the condition of the bank very closely.


To ensure the safety of our customers, navigation will remain closed and a towpath closure will be implemented between Bridge 21, Wrenbury Frith Bridge and Bridge 23, Church Bridge.


Our contractors are mobilising a crane barge on Monday 17 June to start the repairs. This involves installing rock fill to the toe of the embankment and new steel piles to reinstate the canal bank. We anticipate the repairs will take 2 to 3 weeks to complete.


Once the piles have been installed, we will review the method of works to determine if we are able to complete the repairs under a restriction to navigation.


A further update will be provided on Friday 21 June.

Due to the recent adverse weather conditions in the local area, we have experienced overtopping on the Llangollen Canal between Bridge 22 and Marbury Lock, causing structural damage to the wash wall, towpath and embankment.


Our team is in the process of dewatering this section of the canal to allow a thorough investigation by our engineers.


We understand that this closure may disrupt your schedule. We are taking every step to fix the problem as soon as possible, and we will keep you updated of our progress with an update on Friday following our engineer's investigations.










10 Jul 19 12:00:04

3285Kennet and Avon Canal (Main Line)Devizes Bottom Lock No 22Crofton Lock No 6124 June 201924 June 2020
Update on 12/07/2019:
We have again reviewed the situation with regard to pumping and water resources this afternoon.
Progress with the pump repairs remains good and we expect to see the pump reinstalled with its original impellor next weekend, as planned. The new impellor is due by the 3rd week of August and will be fitted soon thereafter. 
Water resources continue to look tight unfortunately, so it is likely that prudent restrictions will remain in place after the pump has been reinstated. We will continue to review however and make further decisions once the pump is installed, when we'll be able to confirm flow rates achieved and re-evaluate available water.
In the meantime, we continue to appreciate everyone's support and restrictions will remain exactly as they have been this week, as described in last week's update, below.
Please do call the Trust using the contact details provided in the main notice, should there be any aspect you would like to discuss.
 
Update on 05/07/2019:
Further to this afternoon's review meeting, we are pleased with the continued slow recovery in levels, and water usage during yesterday's opening of the summit proved sustainable.
12 Jul 19 19:00:04

3294Fossdyke CanalTorksey LockTorksey Lock01 July 201931 July 2019

Date

Hours Working Am

Hours Working Pm

1st

07.00-13.00

19.00-21.00

2nd

07.00-15.00

 

3rd

08.00-16.00

 

4th

09.00-17.00

 

5th

09.00-17.00

 

6th

10.00-18.00

 

7th

10.00-18.00

 

8th

10.00-18.00

 

9th

11.00-19.00

 

10th

11.00-19.00

 

11th

12.00-20.00

 

12th

12.00-20.00

 

13th

07.00-12.00

18.00-21.00

14th

07.00-12.30

18.30-21.00

15th

07.00-13.00

19.00-21.00

16th

07.00-15.00

 

17th

08.00-16.00

 

18th

09.00-17.00

 

19th

09.00-17.00

 

20th

10.00-18.00

 

21st

10.00-18.00

 

22nd

10.00-18.00

 

23rd

10.00-18.00

 

24th

10.00-18.00

 

25th

11.00-19.00

 

26th

12.00-20.00

 

27th

12.00-20.00

 

28th

07.00-11.30

17.30-21.00

29th

07.00-12.00

18.00-21.00

30th

07.00-13.00

19.00-21.00

31st

07.00-15.00

 

   
   
03 Jul 19 18:13:10

3304Ashton CanalFairfield Swing Bridge No 15Fairfield Swing Bridge No 1504 July 201904 July 2020

Please be advised Bridge 15, Copperus Lane Swing Bridge on the Ashton canal has sustained damage to the lock mechanism and foundations. Contractors have been onsite and have taken the damaged part offsite to repair. As a result of this, to maintain the safety of our customers, a padlock has been placed on the bridge.


As of Friday 5 July, to allow for a safe passage, banksmen will be placed at the bridge twice daily, until the repair is complete. Times of navigation through Bridge 15 are;



8am till 9am
4pm till 5pm

The bridge will remain padlocked outside these hours. We politely request all customers to arrive within the allotted times to ensure passage through Bridge 15.


If you require passage through Bridge 15 today, Thursday 4 July, please call us on 03030 404040 and ask to speak with the North-West team. Please be advised to expect up to an hour wait, allowing for traffic and emergency call outs. Please note, the team will only be able to assist up till 5pm today. Passage through Bridge 15 will then be available at 8am tomorrow morning, as advised above.










04 Jul 19 21:19:18

3335Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation (New Junction Canal)Sykehouse LockSykehouse Lock08 July 201908 July 2020
Update on 09/07/2019:
The lock swing bridge has now been placed in the open position, so customers can now operate the lock as normal.
We are asking customers not to move the bridge now it is in the open position as this could damage it further. it will be chained open tomorrow whilst we wait for a permanent repair to be completed
 
09 Jul 19 16:00:04

3240Aire and Calder Navigation (Selby Section)Selby Junction LockSelby Junction Lock01 August 201931 August 2019Below are the Tide Times and Lock Shift Times for Selby Lock for August 2019.

Day

Date

Shift Start   Time

High Water

Shift Finish   Time

Shift Start   Time

High Water

Shift Finish   Time

Thu

1

06:30

09:02

14:00

 

21:36

 

Fri

2

07:15

09:47

14:45

 

22:24

 

Sat

3

08:00

10:31

15:30

 

23:10

 

Sun

4

08:45

11:15

16:15

 

23:55

 

Mon

5

09:30

11:59

17:00

   

Tue

6

 

00:44

 

10:15

12:45

17:45

Wed

7

 

01:29

 

11:00

13:35

18:30

Thu

8

 

02:24

 

12:00

14:34

19:30

Fri

9

 

03:28

 

13:15

15:50

20:45

Sat

10

 

04:37

 

14:45

17:09

22:00

Sun

11

 

05:42

 

16:00

18:21

22:00

Mon

12

06:00

06:41

 

17:00

19:24

22:00

Tue

13

06:00

07:33

12:30

 

20:18

 

Wed

14

06:00

08:19

13:15

 

21:03

 

Thu

15

06:30

08:59

14:00

 

21:41

 

Fri

16

07:00

09:36

14:30

 

22:13

 

Sat

17

07:45

10:11

15:15

 

22:42

 

Sun

18

08:15

10:44

15:45

 

23:11

 

Mon

19

08:45

11:17

16:15

 

23:41

 

Tue

20

09:15

11:49

16:45

   

Wed

21

 

00:13

 

10:00

12:23

17:30

Thu

22

 

00:47

 

10:30

13:00

18:00

Fri

23

 

01:26

 

11:15

13:44

18:45

Sat

24

 

02:13

 

12:00

14:40

19:30

Sun

25

 

03:16

 

13:30

15:53

21:00

Mon

26

 

04:44

 

15:00

17:27

22:00

Tue

27

06:00

06:09

11:00

16:15

18:42

22:00

Wed

28

06:00

07:08

12:00

17:15

19:41

22:00

Thu

29

06:00

07:58

13:00

 

20:34

 

Fri

30

06:15

08:44

13:45

 

21:21

 

Sat

31

07:00

09:28

14:30

 

22:07

 
28 Jun 19 00:15:04

3056River Ouse : Yorkshire (tidal section - Naburn to Goole)Naburn LockNaburn Lock01 August 201931 August 2019
 
27 Jun 19 10:00:04