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Confirmed stoppages and restrictions


Shireoaks Marina - 28th July to 11th August
Following the movement of Shireoaks visitor moorings from within the marina to the towpath area on the main canal outside, C&RT's contractors will be fencing the old visitor provision off from Monday 28th July.
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.
C&RT ask that you observe any instruction or signage from C&RT's 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 – C&RT Moorings Manager on 03030 404040.
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for the C&RT notice and map.


West Stockwith Lock (65) - 8th August; 0930 - 1645
C&RT workshop staff at Stanley Ferry, who are in the process of fabricating new gates for West Stockwith Lock (for installation in November), have asked the waterway to drain the lock so that they can take some precise measurements on the taper of the quoins  (into which the gates sit) as they are misshapen.
They require this to be certain that the gates they are fabricating will be of the correct size, because making changes at a later date will cause delays.
In order to avoid disruption to boaters, we have looked closely at the tides times on the day in question and have taken advice from some boaters.
Our proposed hours of work still allow boats to travel through the lock taking advantage of the morning tide and then again after we have completed our works for the late afternoon tide, as they normally would.
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Manton Railway Viaduct (45A) - 11th August to 12th September
Contractors working for Severn Trent Water will be carrying out works to complete their bridge installation between the 11th August and the 12th September.
The works will require working above the navigation and on the towpath and as such, some short delays may occur.
Wherever possible, boaters and towpath users will be allowed unhindered access through the site, however there is the possibility of some delays of up to 45 minutes.
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Misterton Railway Bridge (84) - 11th August to 1st September
Contractors working on behalf of Network Rail will be undertaking essential strengthening and repair works to the bridge abutments prior to the installation of a new bridge deck.
During these works, the contractors will be working from a floating pontoon within the navigation and within a segregated area behind Herras fence panels on the towpath.
Banks-men will be available to assist through the working area, should this be required.
Please approach the working area with caution.
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Misterton Railway Bridge (84)  - 27th to 28th August
Contractors on behalf of Network Rail will be installing a new bridge deck using a large crane. During this time, due to the large scale of the works, the canal and towpath will need to be closed in the interest of the safety of the waterways users.
Banks-men will be available to assist through the working area, should this be required.
Please approach the working area with caution.
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for the C&RT notice and map.


Weed warning - Between West Stockwith Lock and Shireoaks Marina - until further notice
As with recent years, we anticipate that we will again experience weed growth in this area over the next few months. Although weed boats will be actively removing this weed it is possible, especially if the weather is exceptionally warm and sunny, that boaters and anglers may be affected. Please be assured that we will do our best with the resource we have available to manage weed growth. 
Please do report any sightings of excessive weed growth in this area to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
Thank you for your assistance and understanding on this matter.
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Morse Lock (49) - until further notice
The emergency repair works to the ground paddles at Morse Lock have now been completed and the lock is once again operational to boaters.
However, an obstruction has been found in the lock and consequently one of the ground paddles is not working.
Boaters can still operate the lock, but please be aware that delays will be experienced when waiting for the lock to fill up.
C&RT apologises for any inconvenience these delays may cause and asks boaters to be patient.
They aim to have this obstruction removed as soon possible and regular updates can be found on the C&RT website.
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Advice: Misterton Bottom Lock to Thorpe Top Treble Lock Top (C&RT Key Required) - 27th Apr 2012 until further notice
Associated Regional Office: East Midlands Waterways
Restriction on lift of paddle gear is in place on some paddles to assist low water flows.
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Last Updated on Monday, 04 August 2014 15:11