Posts Tagged ‘stoppages’

Caen Hill open for booked passage from today but K&A closed at Wootton Rivers until July

Saturday, May 23rd, 2020

CRT has opened the Caen Hill flight for booked passage only until 31st May. Contact 07467 330114 to make a booking. From 1st June passage of the flight will be possible without booking provided boaters follow specific arrangements that CRT intends to announce after the late May bank holiday.

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Covid-19: CRT closes Caen Hill flight until further notice

Wednesday, March 25th, 2020

CRT yesterday (24th March 2020) made the decision to close the Caen Hill flight between locks 29 and 44 until further notice as part of its response to the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, to protect its staff and ensure they are only sent to deal with the most critical tasks. The last boats were admitted at 10am yesterday.

The K&A is also closed at lock 52 at Wootton Rivers due to a broken gate, until further notice.

On Monday CRT suspended the 14-day rule until 14th April 2020 and boat sightings are not being taken during this period. This will be reviewed in mid-April.

CRT is also telling the public that if they use the towpath for their daily exercise or journey to undertake essential work, to avoid any stretches with boats moored against the towpath, and strictly observe social distancing at all times, following the latest advice from Government.


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Lock 16 to open on 22nd March

Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

CRT has today announced that Lock 16 at Semington will re-open to navigation on Friday 22nd March 2019 and 17.00 hours.

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Seend stoppage to overrun

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

CRT has informed boaters that the stoppage at Seend, where the waterway has been closed since 22nd November 2015 to repair Seend Wharf Bridge, will not re-open until 23rd March, 12 days longer than planned. The road will not open until 6th May.

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CRT makes assurance that no enforcement action will be taken due to Seend stoppage

Monday, December 14th, 2015

The K&A boaters action group has obtained an assurance from CRT that it will not take enforcement action against boaters who are trapped between Lock 11 in Bath and Seend (Semington for 70′ boats) because of the stoppage at Seend Wharf Bridge. CRT has placed certain conditions on this assurance. The stoppage runs until 11th March. This is the letter from CRT Head of Boating Mike Grimes:

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Caen Hill passable with care but summit closed

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

CRT announced today (27th October) that the Caen Hill flight will be open while CRT repair the towpath between locks 48 and 49 but lock 50 will be padlocked at 4pm each day until repairs are complete to prevent further vandalism.

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Towpath washed away at Caen Hill

Monday, October 26th, 2015

The Caen Hill flight is closed until further notice today (26th October) after part of the towpath was washed away at the Black Horse.

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K&A water supply and drought contingency plans for summer 2012

Sunday, June 3rd, 2012

The possibility of navigation restrictions and stoppages is one of the reasons why Section 17 3 c ii of the 1995 British Waterways Act allows boaters without home moorings to stay longer than 14 days in one place if it is reasonable in the circumstances. So if you are trapped by maintenance stoppages or drought measures, don’t worry. Here is some information from BW about water resources, water supply and plans in the event of further drought, from the presentation at the Kennet and Avon Canal User Group meeting on May 3rd.

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Stopping leaks

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

A boater sent us these photos of the work at between Whaddon and Hilperton to repair three holes in the bed of the canal. Many boats have been trapped. The stoppage is planned to end on 1st  or 2nd June. Water levels may fluctuate overnight on 29th May as BW test for watertightness between Bradford and Semington locks. In summer 2011 there was a breach between Whaddon and Hilperton Marsh.

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Stoppage at Whaddon to investigate leak

Saturday, May 5th, 2012

The canal is closed until further notice; BW have posted the following message about the emergency stoppage at Whaddon:

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