Canal and River News – Problems roughly round the Midlands

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Notice Alert
Worcester & Birmingham Canal.
Starts At: Lock 8, Bilford
Ends At: Lock 11
Up Stream Winding Hole: Lock 18
Down Stream Winding Hole: Between Locks 7 and 8

Thursday 16 October 2014 15:00 until further notice

Type: Navigation Restriction
Reason: Vandalism

Original message:
In response to a spate of anti-social behaviour, which has resulted in several   instances of empty pounds and a significant loss of water, the Offerton Flight (Locks 8 to 11) will be closed to navigation and locked to prevent   tampering, between the hours of 17:30 and 08:30 hours until further notice

 

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PRESS RELEASE: Impact on Canal at Fradley Junction Greatly Reduced as Government Adopts Joint IWA/CRT Proposal to Change HS2 Route

Find out more about the HS2 Campaign
Issue date: 2nd October 2014

The Secretary of State for Transport, Patrick McLoughlin MP, yesterday (1st October 2014) announced that the Government is adopting The Inland Waterways Association (IWA) and Canal & River Trust (CRT) proposals to re-align the route of HS2.  The new route avoids much of the popular and historic Fradley Junction to Woodend area of the Trent & Mersey Canal, and the need for a large worksite alongside the Coventry Canal between Streethay and Huddlesford.  Assurances have also been given that HS2 will ensure that restoration of the Lichfield Canal can continue.

More on:

<info@waterways.org.uk>

Notice Alert

Coventry Canal
Starts At: Bridge 7F
Ends At: Bridge 7F
Down Stream Winding Hole: Hawkesbury Junction

Monday 3 November 2014 06:30 until Sunday 14 December 2014 17:30

Type: Navigation Closure
Reason: 3rd Party Works


Original message:

Contractors working on behalf of Persimmon Homes will be demolishing the old accommodation Bridge 7A.

The structure will be fully scaffolded and the canal and towpath will be closed.

There will be no access along this section for the duration of these works.

You can view this notice and its map online here:
https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/notice/1708/bridge-7a-little-heath-longford-coventry

Notice Alert

Location: Stanthorne Lock SU Middlewich Branch

Tuesday 30 September 2014 07:00 until Tuesday 30 September 2014 10:00

Type: Navigation Closure
Reason: Repair


Original message:

Customer are advised that there will be an emergency closure at Stanthorne Lock on the Shropshire Union, Middlewich Branch from 7:00am – 10:00am on Tuesday 30th September 2014.

This is due to an offside ground paddle stem failure.

You can view this notice and its map online here:
https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/notice/1699/stanthorne-lock-su-middlewich-branch

Notice Alert

Caldon Canal
Starts At: Bridge 11, Ivyhouse Road Lift Bridge
Ends At: Bridge 11, Ivyhouse Road Lift Bridge

Thursday 4 September 2014 09:30 until further notice

Type: Advice
Reason: Maintenance


Original message:

Safety Improvements (Full automation of bridge)

From 5th September Kier Major Works Team, the Trust’s main contractor, will begin work on safety improvements which will last for approximately 4 weeks. The works will fully automate the bridge with new road barriers and warnings for highways users, removing the need for boaters to move the barriers in the future.

During this period, the bridge will be in the up position allowing boats to pass through unhindered, removing the need to stop and operate the bridge.

Please note that towards the end of the contract, during the commissioning of the bridge, there will be a need to place a temporary restriction on navigation for one or two days . Further details on this will be issued nearer the date.

Notice Alert

Rushall Canal
Starts At: Lock 1, Top Lock Rushall
Ends At: Lock 9, Rushall
Up Stream Winding Hole: Longwood Junction
Down Stream Winding Hole: Rushall Junction

Thursday 7 August 2014 12:00 until further notice

Type: Navigation Closure
Reason: Vandalism


Update on 08/08/2014:

The lock flight remains closed as a result of the vandalism sustained at Lock 2. However, the Trust will have staff on site between the hours of 9.00am and 10.00am each day (including weekends) to work boats through the damaged lock should they still wish to use the flight.

Fortunately the flight is very quiet with easy alternative routes so hopefully disruption to our customers can be kept to a minimum.

Once timescales for a new beam have been confirmed we will give a futher update.

Notice Alert

Rushall Canal
Starts At: Lock 1, Top Lock Rushall
Ends At: Lock 9, Rushall
Up Stream Winding Hole: Longwood Junction
Down Stream Winding Hole: Rushall Junction

Thursday 7 August 2014 12:00 until further notice

Type: Navigation Closure
Reason: Vandalism


Original message:

A beam has been snapped at Rushall Lock 2. The lock flight is therefore closed with immediate effect.

An update will be issued tomorrow with further details and timescales for repair works to be carried out.

Notice Alert

Chesterfield Canal
Starts At: Bridge 38A, Shireoaks Marina Towpath Brd
Ends At: Bridge 38A, Shireoaks Marina Towpath Brd

Monday 28 July 2014 until Monday 11 August 2014 23:59

Type: Advice
Reason: Information


Original message:

Following the movement of Shireoaks visitor moorings from within the marina to the towpath area on the main canal outside, our contractors will be fencing the old visitor provision off from Monday 28th July 2014.

Once fenced off, the remaining moorings along this area will require a permit from the Moorings Team and will become part of the wider berth holder only moorings within the marina.

Further to these works being carried out, the sanitary station will also be fenced off from the main marina at the same time, with a gated entrance being introduced from the towpath for visitors use.

A further gate will be installed for access into the marina with regards to refuse disposal. These gates will be covered by a standard CRT lock, the same as that customers use to access the facilities block.

Further boating access from next to the facilities block will remain for water and pump-out. During the period of works, all facilities will remain open for customer use. Please note, however, that short waiting times may ensue when using the facilities dependent upon what stage our contractors are with their works.

We ask that you observe any instruction or signage from our contractors as a matter of Health and Safety.

Thank you in advance for your patience if using the facilities at Shireoaks Marina during this transitional period.

Should you require further information regarding this project, please contact Rob Taylor – Moorings Manager on 03030 404040.

You can view this notice and its map online here:
http://canalrivertrust.org.uk/notice/1396/shireoaks-marina-

Notice Alert

Shropshire Union Canal
Starts At: Lock 13 Tilstone Lock
Ends At: Lock 13 Tilstone Lock
Up Stream Winding Hole: Bunbury Locks (Nr Bridge 105)
Down Stream Winding Hole: Whartons Lock to Beeston Iron Lock (Between Br 109 & 107)

Friday 25 July 2014 06:00 until Friday 25 July 2014 10:00

Type: Navigation Closure
Reason: Repair


 

Original message:

 

Customers are advised there will be an emergency closure at Tilstone Lock on Friday 25th July 2014 from 06:00am to 10:00am to replace the lock cill buffer.

Boaters will be unable to navigate the lock between these hours.

You can view this notice and its map online here:
http://canalrivertrust.org.uk/notice/1383/tilsone-lock

Notice Alert

Worcester & Birmingham Canal.
Starts At: Bridge 82, University Avenue
Ends At: Footbridge 84A, B’Ham Uni Footbridge

Monday 4 August 2014 08:00 until Friday 19 September 2014 17:00

Type: Towpath Closure
Reason: Maintenance


 

Original message:

 

As part of the wider Birmingham Cycle Revolution project, this section of the canal towpath will be closed to the public for 7 weeks to allow resurfacing works to be undertaken.  The towpath needs to be closed to ensure the safety of the public.  Closure notices with location maps will be placed at access points.

For more information on the project, visit www.birmingham.gov.uk/bcr

Notice Alert

Caldon Canal
Starts At: Lock 1 Bedford Street
Ends At: Froghall Tunnel

Monday 7 July 2014 06:00 until Friday 29 August 2014 18:00

Type: Navigation Restriction
Reason: Maintenance


 

Original message:

 

Dredging works will take place at several locations along the Caldon Canal.

Please be aware you may be delayed by a few minutes at the dredging sites and where the contractor will be offloading; signage will be in place either side of the works.

Please approach the dredger with caution and await a signal from the dredger driver to pass.

You can view this notice and its map online here:

Notice Alert

Trent & Mersey Canal
Starts At: Lock 25, Sandon Lock
Ends At: Lock 25, Sandon Lock
Up Stream Winding Hole: between Lock 25 and Bridge 84
Down Stream Winding Hole: Between Bridges 78 and 79

Thursday 10 July 2014 06:30 until Thursday 10 July 2014 13:00

Type: Navigation Closure
Reason: Repair


 

Original message:

 

Works to replace the top gate cill are required; this stoppage will be in place between 06:30 and 13:00 hrs only.

Please bear with us, we are trying to keep disruption to a minimum.

 

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