Between Bridge 18, Wanlip Road Bridge and Bridge 82, Turnover Bridge

Detail

From Date: 30/06/2020 00:00

To Date: On-going

Type: Advice

Reason: Information

Is the towpath closed? No

Intersection of

Closest waterway: River Soar

Starts at: Bridge 18 Wanlip Road Bridge

Ends at: Bridge 18 Wanlip Road Bridge

AND

Closest waterway: Leicester Line (Grand Union Canal)

Starts at: Bridge 82, Turnover Bridge

Ends at: Bridge 82, Turnover Bridge

Updates

03/08/2020 10:46

We are pleased to announce the waterway through Leicester is re-opening for boating. The single household guidance applies, with only members of a single household aboard at any time.

We’re reminding people that social distancing guidance should continue to be maintained across the Trust’s waterway network.

The situation will be kept under active review and updates provided in line with the latest Government guidance.

01/07/2020 10:03

Following the announcement from the Secretary of State for Health & Social Care regarding the reintroduction of lockdown measures in Leicester, the Trust is issuing new guidance on use of the waterways in the city and surrounding areas during this period.

In line with updated Government advice the Trust is asking leisure boaters to stop all non-essential travel into and through the city with immediate effect.

In order to help those who live-aboard the Trust is suspending the requirement to move every 14 days on moorings between Wanlip, (Bridge 18, Wanlip Road Bridge) and Newton Harcourt (Bridge 82, Turnover Bridge). The suspension will be kept under review in line with revised government guidance. Continuous cruisers outside of this area should continue to cruise, using other parts of the network outside of the lockdown area to do so.

Leisure boaters with a mooring within the affected area who do not liveaboard will be unable to visit their boats during this period.

Hire boat bases, which are due to begin operating again from 4 July, are asked to direct their customers away from the affected area.

Angling and paddle sports have now been suspended on the River Soar/Grand Union Canal between the locations identified above. 

Whilst towpaths in the city will remain open, use of them should be limited. The Trust is asking people to please stay local, avoid any stretches with moored boats and strictly observe social distancing at all times. In particular, cyclists should go slowly and take care around other users.

Description

Following the announcement from the Secretary of State for Health & Social Care regarding the reintroduction of lockdown measures in Leicester, the Trust is issuing new guidance on use of the waterways in the city and surrounding areas during this period.

In line with updated Government advice the Trust is asking leisure boaters to stop all non-essential travel into and through the city with immediate effect.

In order to help those who live-aboard the Trust is suspending the requirement to move every 14 days on moorings between Wanlip, (Bridge 18, Wanlip Road Bridge) and Newton Harcourt (Bridge 52, Turnover Bridge). The suspension will be kept under review in line with revised government guidance. Continuous cruisers outside of this area should continue to cruise, using other parts of the network outside of the lockdown area to do so.

Leisure boaters with a mooring within the affected area who do not liveaboard will be unable to visit their boats during this period.

Hire boat bases, which are due to begin operating again from 4 July, are asked to direct their customers away from the affected area.

Angling and paddle sports have now been suspended on the River Soar/Grand Union Canal between the locations identified above. 

Whilst towpaths in the city will remain open, use of them should be limited. The Trust is asking people to please stay local, avoid any stretches with moored boats and strictly observe social distancing at all times. In particular, cyclists should go slowly and take care around other users.