Removed - Opening times for Lock 8 and Lock 9 - 9am to 3pm (Daily)

Detail

From Date: 08/02/2023 10:30

To Date: 16/08/2023 10:30 inclusive

Type: Advice

Reason: Information

Is the towpath closed? No

Location

Closest waterway: Rochdale Canal

Starts at: Lock 8, Mayroyd

Ends at: Lock 9, Blackpit Hebden Bridge

Updates

16/08/2023 10:23

The repairs to the gates and the cills at Lock 8 have been completed and water issues that occurred here, have been resolved.

We are removing the lock restrictions at Lock 8.and Lock 9

Lock 8 and Lock 9 are fully operational with no time restrictions.

10/07/2023 11:37

We are continuing to check water levels in this stretch of canal every day.

If the levels are too low on any day, to allow the locks to recover, we will not remove the padlocks and we will update this notice accordingly.

31/05/2023 10:08

Due to low water levels in this stretch of canal, we are locking lock 8 to allow the water level to recover. 

We apologise for any inconvenience this causes.

11/05/2023 09:12

Due to very low water levels between locks 8 and 9, the locks will remain padlocked until water levels have recovered.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. 

30/04/2023 08:16

Having reviewed the water levels this morning navigation is able to resume. The padlocks on Lock 9 will be removed around 9am today. 

We will continue to review water levels throughout the day.

Thank you for your patience.

** May we also remind you that Lock 8 and Lock 9 will be open between 9am to 3pm every day and will be locked up overnight out of these hours.

Any low water issues need to be reported into our teams on 03030 404040 and will be resolved in the correct manner by the operations team.**

29/04/2023 15:01

Our Operative has been recovering water levels throughout the day by sending water down from the summit pound at Walsden. 

Levels will continue to recover over night and allow navigation to resume on Sunday 30th Sunday 2023. Padlocks will be removed from the lock around 9am, subject to water levels being maintained overnight.  

Please can we ask that boaters in the area are considerate with any movement of water. Failure to do so will jeopardise our ability to resume navigation on Sunday. 

Thank you for your patience. 

29/04/2023 09:41

Due to low pound levels in the Hebden Bridge area Lock 9 will remain closed today whilst we recover water levels. 

We have an Operative working upstream to replenish the levels which involves moving water down from the summit. Lock 9 has therefore been chained-up to prevent further water loss whilst this recovery operation takes place. 

We expect this recovery to last all day on Saturday 29th April 2023, and will provide an update on re-opening towards the end of the day. 

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. 

28/02/2023 10:57

We have been closely monitoring the situation and are extending the lock restriction to be in place daily.

Lock 8 and Lock 9 will be open between 9am to 3pm every day and will be locked up overnight out of these hours.

Any low water issues need to be reported into our teams on 03030 404040 and will be resolved in the correct manner by the operations team.

We will update the notice should any further changes take place.

25/02/2023 13:59

We have assessed the current situation and we have taken the decision to have Lock 8 and Lock 9 open between 9am to 3pm Monday to Friday and they will be locked up out of these hours.

We have had to put these restrictions in place to prevent the issue reoccurring, where locks are being tampered with overnight by individuals. 

Any low water issues need to be reported into our teams on 03030 404040 and will be resolved in the correct manner by the operations team.

We will reassess the hours when the boating season starts.

13/02/2023 09:44

We have assessed the current situation and we have taken the decision to have Lock 8 and Lock 9 open between 9am to 3pm and they will be locked up out of these hours.

We have had to put these restrictions in place to prevent the issue reoccurring, where locks are being tampered with overnight by individuals. 

Any low water issues need to be reported into our teams on 03030 404040 and will be resolved in the correct manner by the operations team.

We will reassess the hours when the boating season starts.

09/02/2023 10:03

The water levels at Lock 8 are still recovering.

Lock 8 and Lock 9 shall remain locked up until Monday 13th February, where we will assess the situation further.

If services wish to be accessed, please contact the local office on 03030 404040 within working office hours (8:30am - 5pm) and arrangements can be made.

08/02/2023 10:56

There are currently low water levels at Lock 8.

The operative team are carrying out thorough checks on the paddles and gates on Lock 8 and Lock 7 to ensure that there are no issues with leaks.

Once the check on Lock 8 has been carried out, we will be locking up Lock 8 to ensure that the pound is able to recover. This may take up to 24 hours to see water levels improve to their original levels.

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There are currently low water levels at Lock 8.

The operative team are carrying out thorough checks on the paddles and gates on Lock 8 and Lock 7 to ensure that there are no issues with leaks.

Once the check on Lock 8 has been carried out, we will be locking up Lock 8 to ensure that the pound is able to recover. This may take up to 24 hours to see water levels improve to their original levels.