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

Restriction Notice

1 March 2021 for approx 4 weeks 

Contractors will be carrying out lock chamber cleaning. Make your presence known when arriving at a lock.  Please see notice for further details.

River Great Ouse & Ely Ouse 

Updated Advisory Notice

24 March 2021 -

16 April 2021

In-river tree works, various locations.

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.

Cardington to Roxton

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Cardington Lock

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Castle Mills Lock D/S Landing Stage

Emergency Restriction Notice

Until further notice

The majority of the fallen tree has now been removed, however the stump still remains on the upstream side of the landing stage. Please note that the existing gravel shoal in this area has moved in high flows encroaching into the navigation channel by the downstream landing stage.

Willington Lock

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Great Barford Lock

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Great Barford Bridge

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Roxton Lock

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Eaton Socon Lock

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St Neots Lock

Advisory Notice

Until Further Notice

Fallen tree downstream of St Neots Lock

St Neots Lock

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Little Paxton

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Offord Lock

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Offord Flow Gauge

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Brampton Lock

Updated Advisory

Notice

Until further notice

Sunken vehicle

Downstream of Brampton Mill

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Godmanchester Lock

Advisory Notice 

Until Further Notice 

Defective Slacker (river left)

Godmanchester Lock Landing Stage

Advisory Notice 

Until Further Notice

Large tree limb stuck against the D/S landing stage

Godmanchester D/S Canoe Portage Point

Emergency Restriction

Notice

Until further notice

Shoal has moved and is starting to encroach into the navigation channel.

Houghton Lock

Advisory Notice

Until further notice

Lock footbridge: reduced headroom

Houghton Lock

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Houghton Island/Railway Bridge

 Advisory Notice

Until further notice

Fallen Tree

Hemingford Lock

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St Ives Lock

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St Ives Dolphin Mooring

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Holywell

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Brownshill Lock

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Brownshill Staunch

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Earith

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Hermitage Lock- D/S Mooring

Advisory Notice 

Until Further Notice 

Mooring Closed for H & S Reasons

Old West River

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Old West River

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Ely Ouse

Ely Ouse & Tributaries

Updated Advisory Notice

25 Jan to 16 Apr 2021

Pennywort Removal & Bushing Works

Littleport 48 hr Mooring

Amended Advisory Notice

Until further notice

Pilings have shifted/collapsed.

Downstream of Ely - Littleport

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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

Near Stoke Ferry

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Near Stoke Ferry

Advisory Notice

12 to 16 April 2021

In-river tree works will be taking place.

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 Lock

Restriction Notice

29 March - 16 April 2021

Silt clearance.

 Salters Lode Lock

 Restriction Notice

29 March - 16 April 2021

Silt clearance.

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 Pump Out and

Elsan Point

Advisory Notice

8 March - 30 April 2021

Closed due to refurbishment works to the toilet block

Silt Fen Farm 48 hour mooring

Advisory Notice

Until Further Notice

Closed until further notice as pilings have collapsed

River Little Ouse

Hockwold

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Brandon Lock

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River Lark

Prickwillow 48hr Mooring

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Isleham Lock 

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Mile End Road Visitor Mooring

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River Cam

Bottisham Lock

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Baits Bite Lock

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Jesus Lock

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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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