Bridgwater and Taunton Canal between the M5 and Lock 7 Firepool

Detail

From Date: 07/09/2020 08:00

To Date: 06/11/2020 18:00 inclusive

Type: Advice

Reason: Information

Is the towpath closed? No

Location

Closest waterway: Bridgwater & Taunton Canal

Starts at: Bridge 27a, M5 Flyover

Ends at: Lock 7 Firepool

Updates

18/09/2020 12:00

Please be advised that booked passage can be arranged with 24 hours notice between 0800 and 1700 hrs.

To arrange this please call Paul Fox on 07711 650418.

If you require any further information please contact us on enquiries.walessouthwest@canalrivertrust.org.uk  should there be any aspect you would like to discuss.

In the case of an out of hours emergency please ring - Freephone Canals on 0800 4799947.

17/09/2020 14:11

Please be advised that whilst dredging is in progress in the Bathpool – Taunton area a boom will be placed across the canal to reduce the amount of floating reed etc drifting downstream.

Boaters wishing to pass through are requested to speak to the team.  The barrier can be opened to allow passage with delays of a maximum of one hour.

The dredging works are scheduled to be carried out between the M5 and Firepool Lock until 6th November 2020.  The navigation and towpath will remain open, though boaters may experience short delays when passing the dredger and the associated plant.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. If you require any further information please contact us on enquiries.walessouthwest@canalrivertrust.org.uk  should there be any aspect you would like to discuss.

In the case of an out of hours emergency please ring - Freephone Canals on 0800 4799947.

Description

Please be advised that we will be dredging on the Bridgwater and Taunton Canal between the M5 and Firepool Lock from 7th September 2020 to 6th November 2020. 

The navigation and towpath will remain open, though boaters may experience short delays when passing the dredger and the associated plant.

If you require any further information please contact us on enquiries.walessouthwest@canalrivertrust.org.uk  should there be any aspect you would like to discuss.

In the case of an out of hours emergency please ring - Freephone Canals on 0800 4799947.