Canal & River trust has made special arrangements to allow boats travelling downthe Stort to Cavalcade in Little Venice to get through the extended stoppage at Brick Lock:
Starts At: Lock 14, Brick Lock
Ends At: Lock 14, Brick Lock
Up Stream Winding Hole: North of Bridge 5, Stort Navigation
Down Stream Winding Hole: Entrance to Roydon Mill Marina
Wednesday 4 January 2017 until Tuesday 2 May 2017 17:00
Type: Navigation Closure
Update on 23/03/2017:
Brick Lock (Lock 14) on the River Stort has been closed since 4 January for a reconstruction of the chamber wall. This has not been going as smoothly as we planned. The wall that we’re replacing was not constructed as anticipated and much more had to be removed. This then uncovered issues with the foundations and we have had to re-design our solution in response to these factors. Our team is working 7 days a week to re-open the navigation but the works will not now be complete until May.
We appreciate that this delay risks considerable inconvenience to some boaters and that there are many who planned to attend the IWA Canalway Cavalcade (https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/notice/10087/iwa-canalway-cavalcade-2017-little-venice-paddington-arm). Therefore, there will be a limited opening of the lock over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend (14 to 17 April).
All boats that wish to pass should contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org, 0303 040 4040) and we’ll put together a timetable that will be published on 10 April.
To be included in this, we will need to hear from you by 5pm on Friday 7 April. Please let us know:
Your mobile number
Your email address
Your boat’s name
Your index number
Your direction of travel. (Are you going down to the Lee or up towards Bishop’s Stortford?)
Your boat width and length
Are there any dates or times over the Easter Weekend (Friday 14 April to Monday 17 April) that you would not be able to make?
If we confirm to you that you have a booked slot, please make every effort to be there on time.
This limited opening of the lock over the Easter weekend will mean that the works will be delayed by one day and the lock will re-open now on 2 May.
Mooring suspension: Towpath mooring on both sides of the lock will be suspended to facilitate these boat movements. Please see local signs and do not moor here if you are not booked to use the lock.