Between Minworth Locks 2 and 3, Castle Vale and Minworth, Birmingham & Fazeley Canal

Notice Details
From Date:
26th March 2018 at 08:00
To Date:
20th April 2018 at 08:27 inclusive
Navigation Closure
Notice updates:
20/04/2018 @ 08:27
The navigation is now open.
18/04/2018 @ 13:56

Work is progressing well on site.  We require a small extension to the closure to ensure we remove all of the debris from the problem area.  We will now be opening 08:00 on Friday morning.


We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused due to these works.

12/04/2018 @ 13:18

Due to the major problems experienced by our customers between Lock 2 and Lock 3 at Minworth, we have made the decision to close this section for 4 days next week to allow us to carry out a thorough investigation and undertake any works required within the section dewatered.  We cannot apologise enough for the inconvenience caused but feel we have to get this problem resolved.


The closure will start 18:00 Sunday 15th April and will run until 18:00 Thursday 19th April.  The 4 days are to allow for dewatering, fish rescue, inspection and any work required and then a re-water.


Again, we sincerely apologise to all our customers and colleagues


The recent work to repair the bed leaks and the failing walls has been successfully completed between Lock 2 and Lock 3 at Minworth. 

However, we were unable to fully dredge the silt and remove the extensive debris due to its hazardous nature.  The centre channel within the pound was reinstated to 900mm with the lock landing untouched.     

Over the weekend we have received a number of calls from our customers with deep drafted boats to say they are unable to travel through the pound.  Before travelling, please ensure the pound level is up and stay in the centre channel. 

We will be easing this problem further in the short term and, in the long term, seeking to secure funds to do some further dredging works. 

We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Birmingham & Fazeley Canal
Starts At:
Lock 2, Minworth
Ends At:
Lock 3, Minworth
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