Navigation Restriction: Vale Royal Lock, Weaver Navigation

Detail

From Date: 06/06/2023 11:00

To Date: On-going

Type: Navigation Restriction

Reason: Repair

Is the towpath closed? No

Location

Closest waterway: Weaver Navigation

Starts at: Vale Royal Small Lock Swing Bridge

Ends at: Vale Royal Small Lock Swing Bridge

Updates

25/01/2024 16:22

Please be advised navigation remains restricted at Vale Royal Lock on the Weaver Navigation due to an operational fault with the swing bridge. 

Our engineering teams are in continued talks with specialist contractors and exploring various options available for the repair, however, further site visits are required which will be conducted in February.

Whilst our teams continue to establish a method of repair, we are now able to offer prearranged passages to boats that fit within both of the following measurements: 

  • Boats must have a max length of 10.3m or less. 
  • Boats must have an air draft of 3.6m or less. 

Bookings are available to book via your online Canal & River Trust licensing account here. Alternatively, please call 0303 040 4040 and speak with the North West Customer Support Team. 

You can find more information regarding our Weaver Navigation Winter Operating Schedule here.

A further update will be provided before the end of February.

12/12/2023 09:57

Please be advised navigation remains restricted at Vale Royal Lock on the Weaver Navigation due to an operational fault with the swing bridge. 

Our engineering teams are in continued talks with specialist contractors and exploring various options available for the repair, however, further site visits are required which will be conducted in the new year.

Whilst our teams continue to establish a method of repair, we are now able to offer prearranged passages to boats that fit within both of the following measurements: 

  • Boats must have a max length of 10.3m or less. 
  • Boats must have an air draft of 3.6m or less. 

Bookings are available to book via your online Canal & River Trust licensing account here. Alternatively, please call 0303 040 4040 and speak with the North West Customer Support Team. 

You can find more information regarding our Weaver Navigation Winter Operating Schedule here.

A further update will be provided in the new year before the end of January. 

28/11/2023 13:17

Please be advised our specialist contractors have now completed the main works to the lock bridge pedestal, however during the repair we have identified further issues with the operation of the swing bridge.

Navigation will remain restricted at Vale Royal Lock on the Weaver Navigation due to an operational fault with the swing bridge.

Whilst our teams continue to establish a method of repair, we are now able to offer prearranged passages to boats that fit within both of the following measurements:

  • Boats must have a max length of 10.3m or less.
  • Boats must have an air draft of 3.6m or less.

Bookings are available to book via your online Canal & River Trust licensing account here. Alternatively, please call 0303 040 4040 and speak with the North West Customer Support Team.

You can find more information regarding our Weaver Navigation Winter Operating Schedule here.

A further update will be provided Tuesday 12 December.

26/10/2023 15:59

Please be advised our specialist contractors will be onsite at Vale Royal Lock on the Weaver Navigation to carry out a repair to the lock bridge between Monday 13 November and Friday 17 November, navigation will be closed throughout the duration of the works.

The planned works involve removing the lock bridge pedestal which will be taken to our contractor’s workshop for a full overhaul and the installation of new gearing.

Once the pedestal is repaired it will be refitted on Friday 17 November, our specialist contractors will undertake comprehensive tests of the lock bridge.

Navigation will resume as per our Weaver Navigation Winter Operating Schedule from Saturday 18 November.

You can find more information regarding our Weaver Navigation Winter Operating Schedule here.

04/07/2023 17:02

Please be advised Vale Royal Lock on the Weaver Navigation remains closed due to a fault with the lock bridge.

Whilst our teams continue to establish a method of repair, we are now able to offer prearranged passages to boats that fit within both of the following measurements:

  • Boats must have a max length of 10.3m or less
  • Boats must have an air draft of 3.6m or less

To book passage through Vale Royal Lock please call our North West Customer Support team on 0303 040 4040.

These passages are being offered to those affected by this closure, and all passages must be booked at least 24 hours in advance of the required passage date.

21/06/2023 17:01

Navigation remains closed whilst discussions continue regarding the repair of the lock bridge at Vale Royal Lock on the Weaver Navigation which is making the lock unsafe to operate.

Our engineers continue to explore all the options that are available to us, and a further update will be provided by Wednesday 5 July.

14/06/2023 14:23

Please be advised navigation remains closed at Vale Royal Lock on the Weaver Navigation due to a fault with the lock bridge.

Whilst our teams have attempted a repair, unfortunately specialist contractors are now required. We are currently organising their attendance and a further update will be provided by Wednesday, 21 June.

07/06/2023 15:48

Please be advised navigation remains closed at Vale Royal Lock on the Weaver Navigation due to a fault with the lock bridge.

Our engineers currently investigating a method of repair for the swing bridge that is preventing safe use of the lock, and additional site visit is scheduled for next week.

An further update will be provided Wednesday, 14 June.

Description

Please be advised navigation is closed at Vale Royal Lock on the Weaver Navigation due to a fault with the bridge.

Our local team and engineers have been to site and are currently investigating a method of repair.

An update will be provided tomorrow, Wednesday 7 June.