Wednesday, 21 December 2011


Thursday 17 November 2011 until further notice
UPDATE (20 December 2011): Stoppage Update, East of Crofton

(Crofton Locks, Beech Grove Lock, Hungerford Marsh Lock, Water Shortage)

Stoppage Works on the Crofton flight will be completed by 23 December 2011. However, due to an on-going water shortage the canal will remain closed until 4th January 2012 while empty pounds are filled.

The Crofton flight will be fully opened on 4th January 2012. Passage will not be possible prior to this date.

In order to provide an opportunity for boats to travel east from the summit, stoppage works at Beech Grove (Lock 63) have been deferred by a week to start on 9 January 2012. Beech Grove lock will be closed for one week.

Note that stoppage work at Hungerford Marsh Lock will commence, as planned, on 9th January 2012.

The on-going water related closure of the canal from Crofton to Copse Lock will be reviewed in January with a view to re-opening the canal in the sections between planned stoppages.

Thank you for your continued support of the Kennet and Avon Waterways.

Letter of Thanks

Bathampton Parish Council has asked me to express its thanks for work done on the canal towpath by the group of volunteers.

Individual councillors at the meeting of the Parish Council yesterday evening made comment that the towpath was now very clean and tidy and the laid hedge looked very neat. They are very pleased that, in this day and age, there are people willing to give up their spare time to improve the environment.

Please pass on the Council’s thanks to all those who took part.

Yours sincerely,

(Clerk to Bathampton Parish Council)