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Message from C&RT

 

Following the announcement from the Secretary of State for Health & Social Care (29 June 2020) regarding the reintroduction of lockdown measures in Leicester, we are issuing new guidance on use of the waterways in the city and surrounding areas during this period.

In line with Government advice we are asking leisure boaters to stop all non-essential travel into and through the city with immediate effect.

In order to help those who live-aboard, the Trust is suspending the requirement to move every 14 days on moorings between Wanlip (Bridge 18) and Newton Harcourt (Bridge 52). The suspension will be kept under review in line with revised government guidance. In addition leisure boaters with a mooring in the affected area who do not liveaboard will be unable to visit their boats during this period.

Hire boat bases, which are due to begin operating again from 4 July, are asked to direct their customers away from the affected area.

Angling and paddle sports have now been suspended on the River Soar/Grand Union Canal between the locations identified above. 

Whilst towpaths in the city will remain open, use of them should be limited. We are asking people to please stay local, avoid any stretches with moored boats and strictly observe social distancing at all times. In particular, cyclists should go slowly and take care around other users.

During this period of lockdown we will be working to ensure that vital boater facilities and services are accessible to those that need them. Work in the city will be focused on those roles which are critical to the safe management of the waterways, for example managing water levels, carrying out statutory inspections of canal structures and ensuring essential facilities for boaters are available.

All volunteering, including work done by partner groups, in the affected area is now suspended.

We ask everyone to be considerate during this period of extended lockdown and to enjoy their local waterway responsibly. Throughout this crisis waterways have provided an important lifeline and will continue to do so over the next two weeks as people in Leicester look for local green open spaces for their daily exercise.

We will be doing whatever we can to support our customers and protect the waterways so we can return to enjoying them fully when restrictions can be eased. The situation will be kept under active review and updates provided in line with the latest Government guidance.  

Stay safe,

Damian

Boating communications manager

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No boating in Leicester

Hi Alan,

Following the announcement from the Secretary of State for Health & Social Care (29 June 2020) regarding the reintroduction of lockdown measures in Leicester, we are issuing new guidance on use of the waterways in the city and surrounding areas during this period.

In line with Government advice we are asking leisure boaters to stop all non-essential travel into and through the city with immediate effect.

In order to help those who live-aboard, the Trust is suspending the requirement to move every 14 days on moorings between Wanlip (Bridge 18) and Newton Harcourt (Bridge 52). The suspension will be kept under review in line with revised government guidance. In addition leisure boaters with a mooring in the affected area who do not liveaboard will be unable to visit their boats during this period.

Hire boat bases, which are due to begin operating again from 4 July, are asked to direct their customers away from the affected area.

Angling and paddle sports have now been suspended on the River Soar/Grand Union Canal between the locations identified above. 

Whilst towpaths in the city will remain open, use of them should be limited. We are asking people to please stay local, avoid any stretches with moored boats and strictly observe social distancing at all times. In particular, cyclists should go slowly and take care around other users.

During this period of lockdown we will be working to ensure that vital boater facilities and services are accessible to those that need them. Work in the city will be focused on those roles which are critical to the safe management of the waterways, for example managing water levels, carrying out statutory inspections of canal structures and ensuring essential facilities for boaters are available.

All volunteering, including work done by partner groups, in the affected area is now suspended.

We ask everyone to be considerate during this period of extended lockdown and to enjoy their local waterway responsibly. Throughout this crisis waterways have provided an important lifeline and will continue to do so over the next two weeks as people in Leicester look for local green open spaces for their daily exercise.

We will be doing whatever we can to support our customers and protect the waterways so we can return to enjoying them fully when restrictions can be eased. The situation will be kept under active review and updates provided in line with the latest Government guidance.  

Stay safe,

Damian

Boating communications manager

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I meant Primark, town centre AND Fosse Park......wheres me gonna get me leggins naaawww.

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I also got the email from Damian about Leicester being shut. But the Subject heading on the email was:

 

"Boating in the north west update 30 June 2020"

 

So have they moved Leicester for the duration of the shutdown?

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8 hours ago, zenataomm said:

So all continuous moorers to Leicester then?

Would make the west end of the K and A more accessible.

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8 hours ago, zenataomm said:

So all continuous moorers to Leicester then?

 

11 minutes ago, mrsmelly said:

Would make the west end of the K and A more accessible.

Trouble is it would take about three weeks to get there! It might be worth moving that kind of distance for a long term advantage but the lockdown will have lifted before the journey is complete

 

As boats shouldn't enter or leave the lockdown area CRT will have an interesting time with those mooring within, say, five miles either side

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1 hour ago, magpie patrick said:

 

Trouble is it would take about three weeks to get there! It might be worth moving that kind of distance for a long term advantage but the lockdown will have lifted before the journey is complete

 

As boats shouldn't enter or leave the lockdown area CRT will have an interesting time with those mooring within, say, five miles either side

If the continuous moorers all get to Leicester en masse then each day phone in and say they have covid symptoms as there will be a couple of thousand of them it will look like a major spike and Leicester could remain locked down for months :D

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32 minutes ago, mrsmelly said:

If the continuous moorers all get to Leicester en masse then each day phone in and say they have covid symptoms as there will be a couple of thousand of them it will look like a major spike and Leicester could remain locked down for months :D

Don't put ideas into peoples heads.   I thought you were against long lockdowns.

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i see part of the lockdown ring around Leicester includes the M1, will there be a detour or can we use one of these "air bridges" they keep banging on about? :D

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6 minutes ago, Hudds Lad said:

i see part of the lockdown ring around Leicester includes the M1, will there be a detour or can we use one of these "air bridges" they keep banging on about? :D

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@Alan de Enfieldyou'll never get a week's beer, clothes, food & beer in one of those, also need room for the wife & child, and beer, did i mention beer?

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19 minutes ago, Hudds Lad said:

@Alan de Enfieldyou'll never get a week's beer, clothes, food & beer in one of those, also need room for the wife & child, and beer, did i mention beer?

You are not thinking this thru - you have a trailer :

 

 

Forget Package Delivery Drones – Here Come Autonomous Containers

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Perhaps,

 

Alan, can we have a voice of sense.

 

Where on the Leicester section, south of Leicester, is the canal shut. the published notice is Bridge 52 (above), but on the internet it is bridge 82, and Newton Harcourt as it is sometimes  called is bridge 79 ?  

 

And does CRT stand for " Could not Read T'map ?

 

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8 minutes ago, Heartland said:

Perhaps,

 

Alan, can we have a voice of sense.

 

Where on the Leicester section, south of Leicester, is the canal shut. the published notice is Bridge 52 (above), but on the internet it is bridge 82, and Newton Harcourt as it is sometimes  called is bridge 79 ?  

 

And does CRT stand for " Could not Read T'map ?

 

It's bridge 82. Look on an OS map and local government boundary crosses it.

 

MP.

 

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Another spike in Leicester :

 

Walkers crisp factory have been reporting employees testing positive for some days, but todays figure is 48 a big increase.

 

What is it about food factories ?

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O gawd, that will no doubt lead to a drop on Crisp Sales

 

Now which former footballer likes eating crisps mmmm?

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2 minutes ago, Stilllearning said:

What I don’t understand about this situation is why 

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-53244626

Hasn't been being shared routinely since day one

 

80 positive tests reported instead of 944 is a bit off the mark but Starmer is "mistaken" according to Boris.  Better get your boats into the middle of nowhere before all the other cities go into lock down.

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22 minutes ago, PaulD said:

 

80 positive tests reported instead of 944 is a bit off the mark but Starmer is "mistaken" according to Boris.  Better get your boats into the middle of nowhere before all the other cities go into lock down.

Apparently reporting to local authorities and even Public Health England wasn't in the contract with Deloitte.

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38 minutes ago, Stilllearning said:

What I don’t understand about this situation is why 

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-53244626

Hasn't been being shared routinely since day one

Open and government do not appear on the same page.

When you live by misinformation then you cannot be honest about anything.

The first lie is the hardest, and that was such a long time ago for Boris and his cabal.

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Presume they put chains across the in/out section?   Can boaters still carry on as normal in the search for water? :)

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