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 201508 May 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,
08 May 19 21:55:08

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

2854Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Main Line - Liverpool to Wigan)Coxheads Swing Bridge No 20Coxheads Swing Bridge No 2011 April 201908 May 2020

Update on 25/04/2019:

After speaking with our contractors, we have organised the following manual swinging of Bridge 20, Coxhead Swing Bridge to allow customer passage.


We request customers who wish to pass through to arrive promptly at 12pm on each of the following days;


Saturday 27 April.


Thereafter every Monday and Friday until a repair is completed.


Customers with a Liverpool Link/Salthouse Dock Booking, please make sure you leave yourself with enough time to allow passage through Bridge 20. Those who wish to rearrange your booking, please do so online, or by calling our Customer Service team on 03030 404040.

Update on 24/04/2019:

Please be advised following inspections by our team, navigation will remain closed here at Bridge 20, Coxhead Swing Bridge. The damage caused is so severe, that at this present time we are unsure of the timescale of the repair, however we anticipate this could be for several weeks.


Our team are currently on site removing the mechanisms uncovered by the vehicle impact to reduce the risk of further vandalism, theft or weather damage.


We are working alongside the police and helping their investigation. We are urging anyone who may have witnessed this act of vandalism to call Customer Services on 03030 404040 with any information.


If you have a Liverpool Link/Salthouse Dock Booking, we politely request to keep your booking in place and to keep an eye on these updates. If you wish to cancel or rearrange your booking, you can do so by following the instructions here;

An update will be provided once our team have been to site to inspect the severity of the damage caused.

Please be advised our team are onsite facilitating works to the offside landing stage. Whilst these works are ongoing, and the team are onsite, single handed boaters will be assisted with passage through the bridge by the team onsite. We anticipate customers may incur short delays while the team cease works, to allow for safe passage.


The team will be onsite between 8.30am and 4pm, Monday to Friday.


We politely request all customers to approach the area with caution and listen to any advice that may be given by the team onsite.










08 May 19 21:55:40

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 201818 June 2019Update on 07/05/2019:
We are sorry to report that there have been further delays on site to repair the canal bed and embankment at Finsley Gate in Burnley. Our contractors are working 12 hour days to get the canal re-opened as quickly as possible. As previously stated, we have faced many challenges such as issues with the amount of silt, the constraints to the site and required repairs to the offside wash wall following a collapse. All of this has contributed to the works taking longer than anticipated.


We are currently re-lining the canal bed and completing repairs to the off side wash walls.


We know this is not the best news to hear but we’re working hard with our contractors to re-open the canal as quickly as possible.  We hope that navigation will be open on 18 June and will keep you fully updated on progress.


Again we apologise for the inconvenience this has caused.



Update on 04/04/2019:

Further to our previous update, the silt removal from the lagoon storage area has now begun and will continue while other works are undertaken.   Our contractors have started the canal relining and this is progressing well.  The construction of the new towpath concrete retaining wall is continuing with 12 of the 14 bays originally planned now complete. 


Unfortunately, however, there have been additional problems with repairing the existing offside and towpath walls as some more sections have collapsed.  This has caused further delays and we have taken the difficult decision to delay the re-opening of the navigation until 23rd May.  


We are working very closely with our contractor partners and will do everything we can to complete the works sooner if possible.



Update on 01/03/2019:


Further to our earlier updates, we are very sorry to report we will be unable to complete the repairs at Finsley Gate within the timescale previously advertised.   


Following the dewatering of the navigation, it was discovered the amount of silt along the length of the affected area was far greater than originally anticipated.  In addition, once the navigation was drained, the silt was tested and found to be contaminated.  When silt is contaminated, special measures have to be taken to remove it from site and to dispose of it safely.  These two factors have caused significant delays to the project.


Moreover, when the navigation was dewatered, it was found the retaining wall was in a much worse condition than initially expected.  This, too, has resulted in additional works.


Please be assured our contractors are doing everything they can to complete this project as soon as possible.  However, we will not be in a position to re-open the navigation until 8 May 2019.   We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience this may cause.



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. 

08 May 19 21:51:18

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

2251River Weaver (main line)Saltersford Locks No 3Saltersford Locks No 302 January 201908 May 2020
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.
08 May 19 21:55:16

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

2956River Severn (old river navigation)Sharpness JunctionGloucester Docks23 May 201928 May 2019Information notice 

Tall Ships arrival on the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal

Organisers are currently finalising ships arrival/departure dates and times on the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal and into Gloucester Docks. As this information becomes available we will publicise it here.

Please ensure priority is given to the tall ships at all times and follow the advice of Canal & River Trust bridge-keepers who will be assisting with passage. If you have a VHF Radio please keep this switched on for regular updates. (Channel 74)

Boats moored along the canal are advised that the tall ships may cause a significant wash and should consider this when mooring their vessels.

Visitor Moorings (in the Dock)

All visitor moorings within the dock basin will be suspended from 12 noon on Thursday 23 May to 5pm on Monday 27 May. 

Visitor Moorings (outside the Dock)

Bakers Quay 48hr moorings (south of Llanthony Bridge) will only have 25m of mooring available, on a first come first served basis. No booking is possible. If you are planning to visit the Tall Ships event we strongly advise you call 01452 312143 (Llanthony Bridge 8am to 7pm) in advance to check availability.

Boat travel through the docks

Please be aware that boat travel through the Docks during the Tall Ships Festival will be only permitted at the following times:

Saturday 25 May – 7am to 10am, 12pm to 1pm, 6pm to 7pm

Sunday 26 May - 7am to 10am, 12pm to 1pm, 6pm to 7pm

Monday 27 May – 7am to 10am, 12pm to 1pm, 6pm to 7pm

Further updates will follow

Thank you for your help in advance and we apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Should you require any further information about this or any other matter on the Wales and South West Region please see - Or you can e-mail - enquiries.walessouthwest@canalrivertrust.org.uk

Or you can ring the Canal & River Trust on -

0303 0404040.

In the case of an emergency please ring Freephone Canals on 0800 4799947

 

09 May 19 18:36:41

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

3009Gloucester and Sharpness CanalTidal BasinLlanthony Road Bridge17 May 201928 May 2019Update on 17/05/2019:
Update

Boat transit through the docks during the Tall Ships Festival

Please be aware that boat transit through the Docks during the Tall Ships Festival will be restricted to the following times:

Friday 24th May – From 1pm onwards please expect delays due to Festival installation activities.

Saturday 25th May – 7am to 8am, 12pm to 1pm, 6pm to 7pm

Upper Lode Lock on the River Severn will be open at 6am to allow vessels to navigate to Gloucester in time to transit.

Sunday 26th May - 7am to 8am, 12pm to 1pm, 6pm to 7pm

Upper Lode Lock on the River Severn will be open at 6am to allow vessels to navigate to Gloucester in time to transit.

Monday 27th May – 7am to 8am, 12pm to 1pm, 5pm to 7pm

Thank you for your help in advance and we apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Should you require any further information about this or any other matter on the Wales and South West Region please see - Or you can e-mail - enquiries.walessouthwest@canalrivertrust.org.uk

Or you can ring the Canal & River Trust on -

0303 0404040.

In the case of an emergency please ring Freephone Canals on 0800 4799947
Information notice 

Tall Ships arrival on the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal

Organisers are currently finalising ships arrival/departure dates and times on the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal and into Gloucester Docks. As this information becomes available we will publicise it here.

Please ensure priority is given to the tall ships at all times and follow the advice of Canal & River Trust bridge-keepers who will be assisting with passage. If you have a VHF Radio please keep this switched on for regular updates. (Channel 74)

Boats moored along the canal are advised that the tall ships may cause a significant wash and should consider this when mooring their vessels.

Visitor Moorings (in the Dock)

All visitor moorings within the dock basin will be suspended from 12 noon on Thursday 23 May to 5pm on Monday 27 May. 

Visitor Moorings (outside the Dock)

Bakers Quay 48hr moorings (south of Llanthony Bridge) will only have 25m of mooring available, on a first come first served basis. No booking is possible. If you are planning to visit the Tall Ships event we strongly advise you call 01452 312143 (Llanthony Bridge 8am to 7pm) in advance to check availability.

Boat travel through the docks

Please be aware that boat travel through the Docks during the Tall Ships Festival will be only permitted at the following times:

Saturday 25 May – 7am to 10am, 12pm to 1pm, 6pm to 7pm

Sunday 26 May - 7am to 10am, 12pm to 1pm, 6pm to 7pm

Monday 27 May – 7am to 10am, 12pm to 1pm, 6pm to 7pm

Further updates will follow

Thank you for your help in advance and we apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Should you require any further information about this or any other matter on the Wales and South West Region please see - Or you can e-mail - enquiries.walessouthwest@canalrivertrust.org.uk

Or you can ring the Canal & River Trust on -

0303 0404040.

In the case of an emergency please ring Freephone Canals on 0800 4799947

 

17 May 19 19:41:21

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 201808 May 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










08 May 19 21:55:04

2976Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Braunston to Norton)Braunston Bottom Lock No 1Braunston Top Lock No 610 June 201910 June 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

 

13 May 19 19:52:23

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 201808 May 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










08 May 19 21:55:03

2977Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Gayton to Brentford)Stoke Bruerne Top Lock No 14Stoke Bruerne Bottom Lock No 2003 June 201903 June 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

 

13 May 19 19:53:44

2978Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Gayton to Brentford)Cosgrove Lock No 21Cosgrove Lock No 2103 June 201903 June 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

 

13 May 19 19:54:00

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 201908 May 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.





 

08 May 19 21:55:26

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 201808 May 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










08 May 19 21:55:05

2975Grand Union Canal (Leicester Section - Leicestershire and Northamptonshire Union Canal)Kibworth Top Lock No 18Crane's Lock No 2203 June 201903 June 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

 

13 May 19 19:51:44

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

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

Watford Locks will be open from 8:00am until 7:00pm 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 6:15pm.


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.



From the 6th May, lock opening hours will be:


9am to 5pm


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.


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.



08 May 19 21:52:18

2759Grand Union Canal (Leicester Section - Old Grand Union)Inclined Plane Upper Access Arm JunctionFoxton Junction06 May 201908 May 2020After a relatively dry winter, following on from last 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 4.15pm]


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.


 

08 May 19 21:55:24

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 201808 May 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.










08 May 19 21:55:09

2045Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Main Line - Liverpool to Wigan)Ell Meadow Lock No 89Pagefield Lock No 8830 October 201808 May 2020

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.










08 May 19 21:55:12

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

2053Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Main Line - Wigan to Leeds)Blackburn Top Lock No 52Blackburn Bottom Lock No 5720 December 201808 May 2020Update 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.

Blackburn Lock flight (Lock 57, Bottom Lock to Lock 52, Top Lock) will be opened at 10am to 3pm, with last passage at 2pm, daily.
08 May 19 21:55:13

2086Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Main Line - Wigan to Leeds)Blackburn Top Lock No 52Blackburn Bottom Lock No 5720 December 201808 May 2020
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;
08 May 19 21:55:14

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

2839Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Main Line - Wigan to Leeds)Barrowford Bottom Lock No 51Wigan Lock 21 No 8529 April 201908 May 2020

Update on 03/05/2019:

We have continued to experience a prolonged period of dry weather in the reservoir catchment area, which has resulted in higher than normal drawdown from the reservoirs, for this time of the year.  We have reached the point where further restrictions are required, which will be implemented from Friday 17 May.  These are as follows;



Johnsons Hillocks - Open at 10am, closed at 5pm, last entry 4 pm
Blackburn Locks - Open at 10am, closed at 5pm, last entry 4 pm
Barrowford Locks – Open at 10am, closed at 4pm, last entry 3pm
Greenberfield Locks – Open at 10am, closed at 5pm, last entry 4pm
Bank Newton Locks – Open at 10am, closed at 5pm, last entry 4pm
Gargrave Locks – Open at 10am, closed at 5pm, last entry 4pm

Wigan Flight - Lock 65 (Top of Wigan Flight) and Lock 85 (Bottom of Wigan Flight) to be open to customers as follows:



8:30am to 9:30am to facilitate entry onto the flight
12:30pm to 1:30pm to facilitate exit from the flight

We will continue to monitor the situation and provide further updates in the coming weeks. While the restrictions will restrict the use of the canal by boats, the towpath will continue to remain open for visitors and the local community alike to enjoy.


In the meantime, boaters can help conserve water by;



Sharing locks where possible and making the best use of the water available.
Ensuring paddles are fully closed once they’ve passed through a lock.
Aiming for minimal contact when navigating through locks by ensuring gates are fully open as they pass through. Pushing gates open using a boat can damage the gate lining, increasing its leakage.

Due to the low rainfall which has resulted in the drawdown of the reservoirs, and with the forecast set for dry weather, the Trust will be implementing temporary restrictions to navigation between Barrowford Locks (45 to 51) and Gargrave (from below lock 30) effective Monday 29 April.



Barrowford Locks – Open at 8am, closed at 5pm, last entry 4pm
Greenberfield Locks – Open at 8am, closed at 6pm, last entry 5pm
Bank Newton Locks – Open at 8am, closed at 6pm, last entry 5pm
Gargrave Locks – Open at 8am, closed at 6pm, last entry 5pm.

It’s not clear how long the restrictions will be in place, however if there is no significant, sustained rainfall it is likely further restrictions will be implemented. While the restrictions will restrict the use of the canal by boats, the towpath will remain open for visitors and the local community alike to enjoy.


In the meantime, boaters can help conserve water by:



Sharing locks where possible and making the best use of the water available.
Ensuring paddles are fully closed once they’ve passed through a lock.
Aiming for minimal contact when navigating through locks by ensuring gates are fully open as they pass through. Pushing gates open using a boat can damage the gate lining, increasing its leakage.









08 May 19 21:55:38

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 201808 May 2020

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.










08 May 19 21:55:15

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 June 201930 June 2019

Original message:


 

Boston Grand Sluice   Lock



 
 


 
 

Operational Hours for June



 



Day




Date




Lock Available  Am




Lock Available  Pm



 



Sat




01-Jun




07:00 - 08:00  15:00 - 20:00



 



Sun




02-Jun




08:00 - 09:00  15:30 - 20:30



 



Mon




03-Jun




08:30 - 09:30  16:00 - 21:00



 



Tues




04-Jun




09:00 - 14:00   16:30 - 17:30



 



Wed




05-Jun




09:30 - 14:30   17:30 - 18:30



 



Thurs




06-Jun




10:00 - 15:00   18:30 - 19:30



 



Fri




07-Jun




07:00 - 12:00   19:30 - 20:30



 



Sat




08-Jun




 07:30 - 13:30



 



Sun




09-Jun




 08:00 - 14:00



 



Mon




10-Jun




 09:00 - 15:00



 



Tues




11-Jun




10:00 - 16:00



 



Wed




12-Jun




11:30 - 17:30



 



Thurs




13-Jun




12:30 - 18:30



 



Fri




14-Jun




13:30 - 19:30



 



Sat




15-Jun




07:00 - 08:00  15:00 - 20:00



 



Sun




16-Jun




07:30 - 08:30  15:30 - 20:30



 



Mon




17-Jun




08:00 - 09:00   16:00 - 21:00



 



Tues




18-Jun




08:30 - 09:30   16:00 - 21:00



 



Wed




19-Jun




09:00 - 14:00   17:30 - 18:30



 



Thurs




20-Jun




09:30 - 14:30   18:30 - 19:30



 



Fri




21-Jun




07:00 - 12:00   19:00 - 20:00



 



Sat




22-Jun




       07:00 - 12:00   19:30 - 20:30     



 



Sun




23-Jun




 07:30 - 13:30



 



Mon




24-Jun




   08:30 - 14:30 



 



Tues




25-Jun




09:00 - 15:00



 



Wed




26-Jun




09:30 - 15:30



 



Thurs




27-Jun




10:30 - 16:30



 



Fri




28-Jun




12:00 - 18:00



 



Sat




29-Jun




13:00 - 19:00



 



Sun




30-Jun




14:00 - 20:00



 


 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



  All   booking requests will require your User contact details to be given. No   bookings will be given without the required contact information.



 


 



       For further information please contact   Boston Lock on 01205 364864 or 07712010920



 


 

                          Canal and Rivers   Trust Newark on 0303 040 4040



 


 

        Canals and Rivers Trust, The Kiln,   Mather Road, Newark, Notts, NG24 1FB



 


 

              T: 0303 040 4040 E:   enquiries.eastmidlands@canalrivertrust.org.uk



 











16 May 19 14:00:03

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 201908 May 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.

08 May 19 21:55:42

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 201508 May 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,
08 May 19 21:55:08

1671Lee and Stort Navigation - Bow Back Rivers (Prescott Channel)Three Mills LockThree Mills Lock16 October 201730 June 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.
08 May 19 21:51:19

1674Monmouthshire and Brecon CanalSolomon’s Bridge No 47Solomon’s Bridge No 4721 June 201828 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
08 May 19 21:51:20

1295Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Main Line - Wigan to Leeds)Manchester Road Bridge No 130BFinsley Gate Bridge No 130E12 November 201818 June 2019Update on 07/05/2019:
We are sorry to report that there have been further delays on site to repair the canal bed and embankment at Finsley Gate in Burnley. Our contractors are working 12 hour days to get the canal re-opened as quickly as possible. As previously stated, we have faced many challenges such as issues with the amount of silt, the constraints to the site and required repairs to the offside wash wall following a collapse. All of this has contributed to the works taking longer than anticipated.


We are currently re-lining the canal bed and completing repairs to the off side wash walls.


We know this is not the best news to hear but we’re working hard with our contractors to re-open the canal as quickly as possible.  We hope that navigation will be open on 18 June and will keep you fully updated on progress.


Again we apologise for the inconvenience this has caused.



Update on 04/04/2019:

Further to our previous update, the silt removal from the lagoon storage area has now begun and will continue while other works are undertaken.   Our contractors have started the canal relining and this is progressing well.  The construction of the new towpath concrete retaining wall is continuing with 12 of the 14 bays originally planned now complete. 


Unfortunately, however, there have been additional problems with repairing the existing offside and towpath walls as some more sections have collapsed.  This has caused further delays and we have taken the difficult decision to delay the re-opening of the navigation until 23rd May.  


We are working very closely with our contractor partners and will do everything we can to complete the works sooner if possible.



Update on 01/03/2019:


Further to our earlier updates, we are very sorry to report we will be unable to complete the repairs at Finsley Gate within the timescale previously advertised.   


Following the dewatering of the navigation, it was discovered the amount of silt along the length of the affected area was far greater than originally anticipated.  In addition, once the navigation was drained, the silt was tested and found to be contaminated.  When silt is contaminated, special measures have to be taken to remove it from site and to dispose of it safely.  These two factors have caused significant delays to the project.


Moreover, when the navigation was dewatered, it was found the retaining wall was in a much worse condition than initially expected.  This, too, has resulted in additional works.


Please be assured our contractors are doing everything they can to complete this project as soon as possible.  However, we will not be in a position to re-open the navigation until 8 May 2019.   We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience this may cause.



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. 

08 May 19 21:51:18

1964River Severn (main river - Worcester to Gloucester)Worcester Southern Link Road BridgeWorcester Southern Link Road Bridge06 December 201808 May 2020

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.










08 May 19 21:55:12

2251River Weaver (main line)Saltersford Locks No 3Saltersford Locks No 302 January 201908 May 2020
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.
08 May 19 21:55:16

2498Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal (Main Line: Stourport to Stourton)Wolverley Lock No 8Wolverley Lock No 801 March 201908 May 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.
08 May 19 21:55:18

2611Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation (Stainforth and Keadby Canal)Wykewell Lift BridgeWykewell Lift Bridge19 March 201908 May 2020
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).
08 May 19 21:55:19

2854Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Main Line - Liverpool to Wigan)Coxheads Swing Bridge No 20Coxheads Swing Bridge No 2011 April 201908 May 2020

Update on 25/04/2019:

After speaking with our contractors, we have organised the following manual swinging of Bridge 20, Coxhead Swing Bridge to allow customer passage.


We request customers who wish to pass through to arrive promptly at 12pm on each of the following days;


Saturday 27 April.


Thereafter every Monday and Friday until a repair is completed.


Customers with a Liverpool Link/Salthouse Dock Booking, please make sure you leave yourself with enough time to allow passage through Bridge 20. Those who wish to rearrange your booking, please do so online, or by calling our Customer Service team on 03030 404040.

Update on 24/04/2019:

Please be advised following inspections by our team, navigation will remain closed here at Bridge 20, Coxhead Swing Bridge. The damage caused is so severe, that at this present time we are unsure of the timescale of the repair, however we anticipate this could be for several weeks.


Our team are currently on site removing the mechanisms uncovered by the vehicle impact to reduce the risk of further vandalism, theft or weather damage.


We are working alongside the police and helping their investigation. We are urging anyone who may have witnessed this act of vandalism to call Customer Services on 03030 404040 with any information.


If you have a Liverpool Link/Salthouse Dock Booking, we politely request to keep your booking in place and to keep an eye on these updates. If you wish to cancel or rearrange your booking, you can do so by following the instructions here;

An update will be provided once our team have been to site to inspect the severity of the damage caused.

Please be advised our team are onsite facilitating works to the offside landing stage. Whilst these works are ongoing, and the team are onsite, single handed boaters will be assisted with passage through the bridge by the team onsite. We anticipate customers may incur short delays while the team cease works, to allow for safe passage.


The team will be onsite between 8.30am and 4pm, Monday to Friday.


We politely request all customers to approach the area with caution and listen to any advice that may be given by the team onsite.










08 May 19 21:55:40

2848Grand Union Canal (Regent's Canal)City Road Lock No 5City Road Lock No 520 April 201908 May 2020

Lock 5 City Road Lock is closed due to broken paddle gearing


A repair team have been mobilised to attend the lock


Further updates to follow










08 May 19 21:55:39

2885Huddersfield Narrow CanalDartmouth Lock No 23EDartmouth Lock No 23E28 April 201908 May 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.










08 May 19 21:55:40

2904Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation (Stainforth and Keadby Canal)Keadby Junction LockKeadby Junction Lock04 May 201930 May 2019Due to a temporary shortage of suitably trained lock keepers we are currently unable to cover all the hours we would like to at this time and so we will not be able to provide a lock keeper during the following  shifts.

 

08 May 19 21:52:38

2966Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Gayton to Brentford)Dudswell Locks No 48Dudswell Locks No 4810 May 201910 May 2020

Widebeam booking required for Lock 48 Dudswell


Please be advised that one gate at this lock is inoperable due to repairs required and one gate has been locked shut. 


Wide Beam boats wishing to travel through the lock must book passage from Monday 13 May onwards. Narrow boats do not require to be booked as one gate will be open for use.


Wide beam passage is available Monday - Friday (excluding bank holidays) from 9am until 3pm only and must be booked 24hrs in advance.


Please contact: enquiries.londonsoutheast@canalrivertrust.org.uk or call Customer Services team: 0303 040 4040


This notice will be updated when further information becomes available.










10 May 19 18:33:12

2775Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Braunston to Norton)Braunston Lock No 4Braunston Lock No 404 June 201906 June 2019

After a relatively dry winter, following on from last 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.


In order to maximise the available water the Trust is carrying out some further water saving works, on top of our recent winter stoppage programme.  At Lock 4, Braunston, these works include the re-lining of the bottom gate and repairs to the cill, in order to reduce leakage. 


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










08 May 19 21:52:22

3007River Trent (non-tidal section)Nottingham County HallTrent Bridge14 June 201915 June 2019

The Accenture World Triathlon Mixed Relay Nottingham, featuring 18 international elite teams, will take place in Nottingham on Friday 14 June and Saturday 15 June, with competitors swimming in the River Trent between bridge 11 and bridge 12.


The navigation will be closed on Friday 14th June between 15:00 and 17:00 and on Saturday 15th June between 07:45 and 19:00.


The organisers will allow boat passage on the Saturday, between 10:45 and 11:15, between 12:55 and 13:25 and between 14:45 and 15:30.


Please also be aware that a pontoon will be erected from the Victoria Embankment bank across a proportion of the River Trent  from Friday 14 to Saturday 15 June. Boat passage during the above allocated times will need to be done with caution.










17 May 19 19:41:52

2779Birmingham Canal Navigations (Walsall Canal)Ryders Green Bottom Lock No 8Ryders Green Bottom Lock No 801 July 201912 July 2019

A navigation closure is required to carry out works which will include replacement of the top gate, chamber brickwork repairs and repairs to the lock landing bollards.










08 May 19 21:52:24

2781Birmingham Canal Navigations (Walsall Canal)Ryders Green Lock No 5Ryders Green Lock No 503 July 201907 July 2019

The navigation will be closed at Lock 5, Walsall, to carry out replacement of the top gate.










08 May 19 21:52:26

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

725Aire and Calder Navigation (Main Line - Goole to Castleford)Ferrybridge Flood Lock FootbridgeFerrybridge Flood Lock Footbridge28 June 201808 May 2020Update 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

 

08 May 19 21:55:03

1772Gloucester and Sharpness CanalGloucester DocksGloucester Docks28 September 201808 May 2020We 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

 

08 May 19 21:55:10

2956River Severn (old river navigation)Sharpness JunctionGloucester Docks23 May 201928 May 2019Information notice 

Tall Ships arrival on the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal

Organisers are currently finalising ships arrival/departure dates and times on the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal and into Gloucester Docks. As this information becomes available we will publicise it here.

Please ensure priority is given to the tall ships at all times and follow the advice of Canal & River Trust bridge-keepers who will be assisting with passage. If you have a VHF Radio please keep this switched on for regular updates. (Channel 74)

Boats moored along the canal are advised that the tall ships may cause a significant wash and should consider this when mooring their vessels.

Visitor Moorings (in the Dock)

All visitor moorings within the dock basin will be suspended from 12 noon on Thursday 23 May to 5pm on Monday 27 May. 

Visitor Moorings (outside the Dock)

Bakers Quay 48hr moorings (south of Llanthony Bridge) will only have 25m of mooring available, on a first come first served basis. No booking is possible. If you are planning to visit the Tall Ships event we strongly advise you call 01452 312143 (Llanthony Bridge 8am to 7pm) in advance to check availability.

Boat travel through the docks

Please be aware that boat travel through the Docks during the Tall Ships Festival will be only permitted at the following times:

Saturday 25 May – 7am to 10am, 12pm to 1pm, 6pm to 7pm

Sunday 26 May - 7am to 10am, 12pm to 1pm, 6pm to 7pm

Monday 27 May – 7am to 10am, 12pm to 1pm, 6pm to 7pm

Further updates will follow

Thank you for your help in advance and we apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Should you require any further information about this or any other matter on the Wales and South West Region please see - Or you can e-mail - enquiries.walessouthwest@canalrivertrust.org.uk

Or you can ring the Canal & River Trust on -

0303 0404040.

In the case of an emergency please ring Freephone Canals on 0800 4799947

 

09 May 19 18:36:41

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 201808 May 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










08 May 19 21:55:03

1114Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Braunston to Norton)Braunston Tunnel (East end)Braunston Tunnel (East end)10 August 201808 May 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










08 May 19 21:55:04

1115Grand Union Canal (Leicester Section - Leicestershire and Northamptonshire Union Canal)Saddington Tunnel (Northwest end)Saddington Tunnel (Northwest end)10 August 201808 May 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










08 May 19 21:55:05

1731Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Main Line - Liverpool to Wigan)Ell Meadow Lock No 89Wigan Junction30 October 201808 May 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.










08 May 19 21:55:09

2045Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Main Line - Liverpool to Wigan)Ell Meadow Lock No 89Pagefield Lock No 8830 October 201808 May 2020

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.










08 May 19 21:55:12

2134River Trent (non-tidal section)Cromwell Lock No 11Cromwell Lock No 1101 November 201808 May 2020

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.










08 May 19 21:55:15

1911River Thames (tidal section)South West India Dock EntranceSouth West India Dock Entrance27 November 201808 May 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.

 

08 May 19 21:55:11

2053Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Main Line - Wigan to Leeds)Blackburn Top Lock No 52Blackburn Bottom Lock No 5720 December 201808 May 2020Update 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.

Blackburn Lock flight (Lock 57, Bottom Lock to Lock 52, Top Lock) will be opened at 10am to 3pm, with last passage at 2pm, daily.
08 May 19 21:55:13

2086Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Main Line - Wigan to Leeds)Blackburn Top Lock No 52Blackburn Bottom Lock No 5720 December 201808 May 2020
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;
08 May 19 21:55:14

2807Shropshire Union Canal (Llangollen Canal - Main Line)Hurleston Bottom Lock No 1Hurleston Top Lock No 415 March 201908 May 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.










08 May 19 21:55:35

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

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

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

Watford Locks will be open from 8:00am until 7:00pm 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 6:15pm.


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.



From the 6th May, lock opening hours will be:


9am to 5pm


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.


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.



08 May 19 21:52:18

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 201908 May 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.

08 May 19 21:55:42

2839Leeds and Liverpool Canal (Main Line - Wigan to Leeds)Barrowford Bottom Lock No 51Wigan Lock 21 No 8529 April 201908 May 2020

Update on 03/05/2019:

We have continued to experience a prolonged period of dry weather in the reservoir catchment area, which has resulted in higher than normal drawdown from the reservoirs, for this time of the year.  We have reached the point where further restrictions are required, which will be implemented from Friday 17 May.  These are as follows;



Johnsons Hillocks - Open at 10am, closed at 5pm, last entry 4 pm
Blackburn Locks - Open at 10am, closed at 5pm, last entry 4 pm
Barrowford Locks – Open at 10am, closed at 4pm, last entry 3pm
Greenberfield Locks – Open at 10am, closed at 5pm, last entry 4pm
Bank Newton Locks – Open at 10am, closed at 5pm, last entry 4pm
Gargrave Locks – Open at 10am, closed at 5pm, last entry 4pm

Wigan Flight - Lock 65 (Top of Wigan Flight) and Lock 85 (Bottom of Wigan Flight) to be open to customers as follows:



8:30am to 9:30am to facilitate entry onto the flight
12:30pm to 1:30pm to facilitate exit from the flight

We will continue to monitor the situation and provide further updates in the coming weeks. While the restrictions will restrict the use of the canal by boats, the towpath will continue to remain open for visitors and the local community alike to enjoy.


In the meantime, boaters can help conserve water by;



Sharing locks where possible and making the best use of the water available.
Ensuring paddles are fully closed once they’ve passed through a lock.
Aiming for minimal contact when navigating through locks by ensuring gates are fully open as they pass through. Pushing gates open using a boat can damage the gate lining, increasing its leakage.

Due to the low rainfall which has resulted in the drawdown of the reservoirs, and with the forecast set for dry weather, the Trust will be implementing temporary restrictions to navigation between Barrowford Locks (45 to 51) and Gargrave (from below lock 30) effective Monday 29 April.



Barrowford Locks – Open at 8am, closed at 5pm, last entry 4pm
Greenberfield Locks – Open at 8am, closed at 6pm, last entry 5pm
Bank Newton Locks – Open at 8am, closed at 6pm, last entry 5pm
Gargrave Locks – Open at 8am, closed at 6pm, last entry 5pm.

It’s not clear how long the restrictions will be in place, however if there is no significant, sustained rainfall it is likely further restrictions will be implemented. While the restrictions will restrict the use of the canal by boats, the towpath will remain open for visitors and the local community alike to enjoy.


In the meantime, boaters can help conserve water by:



Sharing locks where possible and making the best use of the water available.
Ensuring paddles are fully closed once they’ve passed through a lock.
Aiming for minimal contact when navigating through locks by ensuring gates are fully open as they pass through. Pushing gates open using a boat can damage the gate lining, increasing its leakage.









08 May 19 21:55:38

2759Grand Union Canal (Leicester Section - Old Grand Union)Inclined Plane Upper Access Arm JunctionFoxton Junction06 May 201908 May 2020After a relatively dry winter, following on from last 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 4.15pm]


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.


 

08 May 19 21:55:24

2760Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Norton to Gayton)Buckby Lock No 8Buckby Lock No 1106 May 201908 May 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.





 

08 May 19 21:55:26

3009Gloucester and Sharpness CanalTidal BasinLlanthony Road Bridge17 May 201928 May 2019Update on 17/05/2019:
Update

Boat transit through the docks during the Tall Ships Festival

Please be aware that boat transit through the Docks during the Tall Ships Festival will be restricted to the following times:

Friday 24th May – From 1pm onwards please expect delays due to Festival installation activities.

Saturday 25th May – 7am to 8am, 12pm to 1pm, 6pm to 7pm

Upper Lode Lock on the River Severn will be open at 6am to allow vessels to navigate to Gloucester in time to transit.

Sunday 26th May - 7am to 8am, 12pm to 1pm, 6pm to 7pm

Upper Lode Lock on the River Severn will be open at 6am to allow vessels to navigate to Gloucester in time to transit.

Monday 27th May – 7am to 8am, 12pm to 1pm, 5pm to 7pm

Thank you for your help in advance and we apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Should you require any further information about this or any other matter on the Wales and South West Region please see - Or you can e-mail - enquiries.walessouthwest@canalrivertrust.org.uk

Or you can ring the Canal & River Trust on -

0303 0404040.

In the case of an emergency please ring Freephone Canals on 0800 4799947
Information notice 

Tall Ships arrival on the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal

Organisers are currently finalising ships arrival/departure dates and times on the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal and into Gloucester Docks. As this information becomes available we will publicise it here.

Please ensure priority is given to the tall ships at all times and follow the advice of Canal & River Trust bridge-keepers who will be assisting with passage. If you have a VHF Radio please keep this switched on for regular updates. (Channel 74)

Boats moored along the canal are advised that the tall ships may cause a significant wash and should consider this when mooring their vessels.

Visitor Moorings (in the Dock)

All visitor moorings within the dock basin will be suspended from 12 noon on Thursday 23 May to 5pm on Monday 27 May. 

Visitor Moorings (outside the Dock)

Bakers Quay 48hr moorings (south of Llanthony Bridge) will only have 25m of mooring available, on a first come first served basis. No booking is possible. If you are planning to visit the Tall Ships event we strongly advise you call 01452 312143 (Llanthony Bridge 8am to 7pm) in advance to check availability.

Boat travel through the docks

Please be aware that boat travel through the Docks during the Tall Ships Festival will be only permitted at the following times:

Saturday 25 May – 7am to 10am, 12pm to 1pm, 6pm to 7pm

Sunday 26 May - 7am to 10am, 12pm to 1pm, 6pm to 7pm

Monday 27 May – 7am to 10am, 12pm to 1pm, 6pm to 7pm

Further updates will follow

Thank you for your help in advance and we apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Should you require any further information about this or any other matter on the Wales and South West Region please see - Or you can e-mail - enquiries.walessouthwest@canalrivertrust.org.uk

Or you can ring the Canal & River Trust on -

0303 0404040.

In the case of an emergency please ring Freephone Canals on 0800 4799947

 

17 May 19 19:41:21

3014Kennet and Avon Canal (Main Line)Crofton Top Lock No 55Wootton Rivers Top Lock No 5418 May 201918 May 2020
Update on 20/05/2019:
The Wootton Rivers pumps are running OK and are expected to survive until Thursday 23rd May when a more comprehensive repair can be organised. 
The summit isn't expected to suffer so there are no current plans to restrict the summit and the pumps are not expected to be off Thursday for long enough to affect levels.
Update on 19/05/2019:
Water levels are slowly recovering. The restriction will remain in place this evening and be reviewed tomorrow (20/05/2019) at 1400
Due to a Pump failure at Wootton Rivers, the summit pound (54 to 55) levels are falling.
To preserve water levels, a navigation restriction will be implemented.
The Summit pound will be closed to boat traffic overnight. opening hours -   9am to 6pm daily.
This notice will be updated on Sunday 19th May.
 
20 May 19 17:00:02

1707River Witham (Boston to the Wash)Boston Grand Sluice Lock No 3Boston Grand Sluice Lock No 301 June 201930 June 2019

Original message:


 

Boston Grand Sluice   Lock



 
 


 
 

Operational Hours for June



 



Day




Date




Lock Available  Am




Lock Available  Pm



 



Sat




01-Jun




07:00 - 08:00  15:00 - 20:00



 



Sun




02-Jun




08:00 - 09:00  15:30 - 20:30



 



Mon




03-Jun




08:30 - 09:30  16:00 - 21:00



 



Tues




04-Jun




09:00 - 14:00   16:30 - 17:30



 



Wed




05-Jun




09:30 - 14:30   17:30 - 18:30



 



Thurs




06-Jun




10:00 - 15:00   18:30 - 19:30



 



Fri




07-Jun




07:00 - 12:00   19:30 - 20:30



 



Sat




08-Jun




 07:30 - 13:30



 



Sun




09-Jun




 08:00 - 14:00



 



Mon




10-Jun




 09:00 - 15:00



 



Tues




11-Jun




10:00 - 16:00



 



Wed




12-Jun




11:30 - 17:30



 



Thurs




13-Jun




12:30 - 18:30



 



Fri




14-Jun




13:30 - 19:30



 



Sat




15-Jun




07:00 - 08:00  15:00 - 20:00



 



Sun




16-Jun




07:30 - 08:30  15:30 - 20:30



 



Mon




17-Jun




08:00 - 09:00   16:00 - 21:00



 



Tues




18-Jun




08:30 - 09:30   16:00 - 21:00



 



Wed




19-Jun




09:00 - 14:00   17:30 - 18:30



 



Thurs




20-Jun




09:30 - 14:30   18:30 - 19:30



 



Fri




21-Jun




07:00 - 12:00   19:00 - 20:00



 



Sat




22-Jun




       07:00 - 12:00   19:30 - 20:30     



 



Sun




23-Jun




 07:30 - 13:30



 



Mon




24-Jun




   08:30 - 14:30 



 



Tues




25-Jun




09:00 - 15:00



 



Wed




26-Jun




09:30 - 15:30



 



Thurs




27-Jun




10:30 - 16:30



 



Fri




28-Jun




12:00 - 18:00



 



Sat




29-Jun




13:00 - 19:00



 



Sun




30-Jun




14:00 - 20:00



 


 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



  All   booking requests will require your User contact details to be given. No   bookings will be given without the required contact information.



 


 



       For further information please contact   Boston Lock on 01205 364864 or 07712010920



 


 

                          Canal and Rivers   Trust Newark on 0303 040 4040



 


 

        Canals and Rivers Trust, The Kiln,   Mather Road, Newark, Notts, NG24 1FB



 


 

              T: 0303 040 4040 E:   enquiries.eastmidlands@canalrivertrust.org.uk



 











16 May 19 14:00:03

2780Fossdyke CanalTorksey LockTorksey Lock01 June 201930 June 2019

                                 Torksey Lock


                June 2019 Lock Keeper on duty






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




08.00-16.00






5th




09.00-17.00






6th




10.00-18.00






7th




10.00-18.00






8th




10.00-18.00






9th




10.00-18.00






10th




11.00-19.00






11th




11.00-19.00






12th




12.00-20.00






13th




07.00-11.30 17.30-21.00






14th




07.00-12.00 18.00-21.00






15th




07.00-13.00 19.00-21.00






16th




07.00-15.00






17th




08.00-16.00






18th




08.00-16.00






19th




09.00-17.00






20th




09.00-17.00






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




11.00-19.00






27th




12.00-20.00






28th




12.00-20.00






29th




07.00-12.00 18.00-21.00






30th




07.00-12.30 18.30-21.00






The above Lock keeping hours are based on serviceable tides.


For enquiries please telephone Torksey Lock on 01427 718202










16 May 19 14:00:04

2975Grand Union Canal (Leicester Section - Leicestershire and Northamptonshire Union Canal)Kibworth Top Lock No 18Crane's Lock No 2203 June 201903 June 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

 

13 May 19 19:51:44

2977Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Gayton to Brentford)Stoke Bruerne Top Lock No 14Stoke Bruerne Bottom Lock No 2003 June 201903 June 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

 

13 May 19 19:53:44

2978Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Gayton to Brentford)Cosgrove Lock No 21Cosgrove Lock No 2103 June 201903 June 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

 

13 May 19 19:54:00

2976Grand Union Canal (Grand Junction Canal - Main Line - Braunston to Norton)Braunston Bottom Lock No 1Braunston Top Lock No 610 June 201910 June 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

 

13 May 19 19:52:23