Great Ouse and Tributaries Navigation Notices

Please be aware Navigation Notices listed here are only updated Monday to Friday during office hours

LOCATION

TYPE OF NOTICE

DURATION

DETAILS

River Great Ouse, Ely Ouse System and Tributaries

Advisory Notice 

Until further notice

Due to expected heavy rainfall in the next few days it may become necessary to increase and maximise the discharge of flood water at the Denver Complex to lower the flood risk to communities living by our navigable rivers.

River Great Ouse, Ely Ouse System and Tributaries

Urgent Navigation

Advisory Notice

Until further notice

Please see notice for information regarding essential travel only during lockdown, and post flood checks taking place.

Bedford Ouse

Sovereigns Quay

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Bedford to Earith

Advisory Notice

24 August 2020 to 30 April 2021

Contractors mechanically removing Pennywort  and surveys taking place. See Navigation Notice for details.

Bedford Lock

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100 metres downstream of Queens Park Bridge

Advisory Notice

Until further notice

Please be aware a large willow tree has fallen in the river approximately 100 metres downstream of Queens Park Bridge. Navigation is possible, but please take care if proceeding.

Kings Bridge Bedford

Restriction Notice

2 November 2020  to

1 April 2021

Please be aware that major refurbishment works, (repainting and new deck installation) will be carried out to the Kings Bridge which will restrict the River Great Ouse to just under half its usual width

Cardington to Roxton

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Cardington Lock

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Castle Mills Lock

Emergency Closure Notice

Until further notice

Following the December flood incident and floodwater discharge through Castle Mills Sluice, a large tree has become caught up on the downstream landing stage and is blocking the downstream navigation approach and exit channel.

Willington Lock

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Great Barford Lock

Emergency Closure Notice

Until further notice

Following the December flood incident and floodwater discharge through the Bedford Ouse, a large amount of debris has built up in this area around the Great Barford Bridge piers, against the upstream mitre or V-doors of the lock and on the weir boom. This has rendered the lock inoperable.

Great Barford Bridge

Advisory Notice

Until Further Notice

Obstruction - Downstream arch

Roxton Lock

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Eaton Socon Lock

Advisory Notice

Until Further Notice

Obstruction - Upstream of  Lock

St Neots Lock

Advisory Notice

Until Further Notice

Fallen tree downstream of St Neots Lock

Little Paxton

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Offord Lock

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Brampton Lock

Updated Advisory

Notice

Until further notice

Sunken vehicle

Downstream of Brampton Mill

-Advisory Notice 

11 January to 15 February 2021

Bridge Walkway Repairs 

Godmanchester Lock

Closure Notice

1 February to1 April 2021

Closed due to Winter Works Programme.

Godmanchester Lock Landing Stage

Advisory Notice 

Until Further Notice

Large tree limb stuck against the D/S landing stage

Godmanchester Lock

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Houghton Lock

Advisory Notice

Until further notice

Lock footbridge: reduced headroom

Hemingford Lock

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St Ives Lock

Closure Notice

23 November to 18 December 2020 and 4 January to 5 February 2021

Closed due to Winter Works Programme.

St Ives Dolphin Mooring

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Holywell

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Brownshill Lock

Closure Notice

8 February to 1 April 2021

Closed due to Winter Works Programme.

Brownshill Staunch

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Earith

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Hermitage Lock

Closure Notice

11 January to

5 February 2021

Closed due to Winter Works Programme

Old West River

Advisory Notice

Until further notice

Although our weed cutters have been out, due to rapid re-growth in certain patches we have had to re-deploy the cutters. Therefore some volumes of weed will be present within the navigation channel, particularly in the shallower margins. See Notice for further details.

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Ely Ouse

Common Muckhill Bridge

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Ely Moorings

Advisory Notice 

Until Further Notice 

Fallen Tree

Ely Pump-out

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Upware

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Cutters Bridge

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Burwell Lode

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Wicken Lode

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River Wissey

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Upstream of Hilgay

Advisory Notice

Until futher notice

Please be aware we have received a report of a fallen tree approximately 300 metre upstream of Hilgay.

Relief Channel

Wiggenhall St. Mary Magdalen and Stowbridge 48 hour moorings

Advisory Notice

Until further notice

Moorings are open. Please be aware a navigation key is needed if access is required via the pedestrian gate.

Denver & Tidal River

Denver Slipway

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Denver Lock & Salters Lode Lock

Emergency Restriction Notice

Until further notice

Locking windows are restricted due to siltation.

Denver Complex car park and facilites

Advisory Notice

Until further notice

Please be aware a navigation key is needed to access the car park and facilities.

Denver Lock U/S Landing Stage

Advisory Notice 

Until Further Notice

Please be aware following a potential case of Coronavirus (Covid-19) that the upstream (non-tidal) landing stage at Denver Lock remains closed and inaccessible due to a boat currently occupying the landing stage following an incident

Denver Pump Out & Elsan Point

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River Little Ouse

Little Ouse Railway Bridge

Advisory Notice

21 January 2021

Bridge inspection to be undertaken by contractors working for network rail

Brandon Lock

Updated Closure Notice

1 November 2020 to 

8 February 2021

New Fish/Eel Pass being installed at Brandon Staunch 

Brandon Lock

Emergency Closure Notice

Until further notice

Following the December flood incident and as a result of the lock being used to discharge flood waters, the downstream navigation channel approach and exit to has become significantly obstructed with silt.

River Lark

Prickwillow 48hr Mooring

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Isleham Lock

Emergency Closure Notice 

Until Further Notice 

Flood Damage to Vee Doors

Mile End Road Visitor Mooring

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River Cam

Bottisham Lock

Updated Emergency

Closure Notice

Until further notice

Due to recent heavy rain floodwaters are being discharged.

Baits Bite Lock

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Jesus Lock

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Chesterton Rail Bridge

Restriction Advice

14 December 2020 to

15 January 2021

We have been advised by the Cam Conservators there is a height restriction under the railway bridge at Chesterton  which is 2.7 meters due to ongoing repair work.

Old Bedford River

Welches Dam

Closure

Until further notice

Lock closed

Hundred Foot / New Bedford River

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Welney

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Customer Contact Centre 03708 506 506 (Mon to Fri 8am to 6pm)

Incident Hotline 0800 80 70 60 (24hr)

Floodline 0345 988 1188

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