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Notice I got is a restriction and not stoppage...

 

 

From Date: 12/08/2022 15:30

To Date: On-going

Type: Navigation Restriction

Reason: Water resources

Is the towpath closed? No

Location

Closest waterway: Coventry Canal

Starts at: Lock 1, Atherstone Top Lock

Ends at: Lock 5

Upstream winding hole: Atherstone Top Lock

Downstream winding hole: Bridge 48

Description

To conserve our water resources in this continuing hot and dry weather, restrictions on lock opening times will need to be in place.

The opening times will be 6:30 - 15:30. The last boat through will be 15:30 and the lock will be closed at 17:00

Boaters wanting to pass through the five locks are advised to leave plenty of time to navigate through the flight before 17:00.

After a relatively dry late spring and summer, levels in reservoirs are lower than normal for the time of year. In order to maximise the available water the Trust is taking the sensible precaution of locking targeted locks up overnight.

This measure is intended to reduce the potential for water losses overnight. We will continue to monitor our reservoir storage and canal opening hours with a view to keeping disruption to a minimum whilst balancing a need to save water.

Thank you for your patience.

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It appears to be an email inaccuracy that’s somewhat surprising for crt (🤣🤣) in the email they sent out to everyone they have one for.  Someone senior you would think would have sense checked such an important message? 
 

The stoppage notice on crt website posted  above show Atherstone are open but for relatively restricted times, similarly Hillmorton are restricted now. I’m sure that’s the correct plan. 

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1 hour ago, Stroudwater1 said:

It appears to be an email inaccuracy that’s somewhat surprising for crt (🤣🤣) in the email they sent out to everyone they have one for.  Someone senior you would think would have sense checked such an important message? 
 

The stoppage notice on crt website posted  above show Atherstone are open but for relatively restricted times, similarly Hillmorton are restricted now. I’m sure that’s the correct plan. 

Isn’t Hillmorton from 12th August? 

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CRT issued an updated notice advising Atherstone Locks 1-5 are operating on restricted hours from 12th August rather than being closed.

 

Notice Alert

Coventry Canal
Location: Atherstone Lock 1 & 5, Coventry Canal
Starts At: Lock 1, Atherstone Top Lock
Ends At: Lock 5
Up Stream Winding Hole: Atherstone Top Lock
Down Stream Winding Hole: Bridge 48

Friday 12 August 2022 15:30 until further notice

Type: Navigation Restriction
Reason: Water resources


 

Update on 06/08/2022:

 

We'd like to confirm that Atherstone Locks will remain open for navigation after 12th August.  This is just a restriction on navigation times, and not a closure, as mistakenly listed in our  water resources email sent on Friday 5th August.

We apologise for this error and any confusion caused,  Thank you for your patience and help in managing our water resources, which is making a big difference in keeping most of our network open.

 

Original message:

 

To conserve our water resources in this continuing hot and dry weather, restrictions on lock opening times will need to be in place.

The opening times will be 6:30 - 15:30. The last boat through will be 15:30 and the lock will be closed at 17:00

Boaters wanting to pass through the five locks are advised to leave plenty of time to navigate through the flight before 17:00.

After a relatively dry late spring and summer, levels in reservoirs are lower than normal for the time of year. In order to maximise the available water the Trust is taking the sensible precaution of locking targeted locks up overnight.

This measure is intended to reduce the potential for water losses overnight. We will continue to monitor our reservoir storage and canal opening hours with a view to keeping disruption to a minimum whilst balancing a need to save water.

Thank you for your patience.

 

You can view this notice and its map online here:
https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/notice/22942/atherstone-lock-1-and-5-coventry-canal

You can find all notices at the url below:
https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/notices

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52 minutes ago, cuthound said:

CRT issued an updated notice advising Atherstone Locks 1-5 are operating on restricted hours from 12th August rather than being closed.

 

Notice Alert

Coventry Canal
Location: Atherstone Lock 1 & 5, Coventry Canal
Starts At: Lock 1, Atherstone Top Lock
Ends At: Lock 5
Up Stream Winding Hole: Atherstone Top Lock
Down Stream Winding Hole: Bridge 48

Friday 12 August 2022 15:30 until further notice

Type: Navigation Restriction
Reason: Water resources


 

Update on 06/08/2022:

 

We'd like to confirm that Atherstone Locks will remain open for navigation after 12th August.  This is just a restriction on navigation times, and not a closure, as mistakenly listed in our  water resources email sent on Friday 5th August.

We apologise for this error and any confusion caused,  Thank you for your patience and help in managing our water resources, which is making a big difference in keeping most of our network open.

 

Original message:

 

To conserve our water resources in this continuing hot and dry weather, restrictions on lock opening times will need to be in place.

The opening times will be 6:30 - 15:30. The last boat through will be 15:30 and the lock will be closed at 17:00

Boaters wanting to pass through the five locks are advised to leave plenty of time to navigate through the flight before 17:00.

After a relatively dry late spring and summer, levels in reservoirs are lower than normal for the time of year. In order to maximise the available water the Trust is taking the sensible precaution of locking targeted locks up overnight.

This measure is intended to reduce the potential for water losses overnight. We will continue to monitor our reservoir storage and canal opening hours with a view to keeping disruption to a minimum whilst balancing a need to save water.

Thank you for your patience.

 

You can view this notice and its map online here:
https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/notice/22942/atherstone-lock-1-and-5-coventry-canal

You can find all notices at the url below:
https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/notices

As per the thread, 

 

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