Friday, April 08, 2011

K&A Canal navigation notes: Friday 8th April 2011

AP Hebert Lock (46), Devizes
Devizes Flight is partially closed until April 14th
BW have issued a notice saying that the Caen Hill Flight is open again. Well that is true - the Caen Hill flight of locks is open — but through navigation of the Devizes Flight is not possible because of the emergency stoppage to replace the failed wooden bottom gates on AP Herbert Lock (46) which is expected to be finished on 14th April.

Reading: County Lock (106)
The floating pontoon at the entrance to County Lock is in a very unsafe state — BW have taken steps to prevent its use. Do not attempt to use it.

Crofton Flight (lock 60)
One of the ground paddles is still out of action.

Great Bedwyn Church Lock (64)
One of the ground paddles is still out of action - as it has been for 3 years.

Crofton waterpoint
Still out of action because of contamination. The nearest water is at Great Bedwyn Wharf or below Wootton Rivers Lock (51)

Great Bedwyn Wharf
A contractor has left a wide beam dumb barge on the waterpoint/pump out at Great Bedwyn Wharf — BW are aware.

Pump outs
There are no reported problems with the BW pump outs on the canal.

A dumb barge moored on the water point/pump out by 
Great Bedwyn bridge 
Cards for BW pump-outs can be bought for £10 each from:

Aldermaston Wharf Canal Centre
Frouds Bridge Marina
Bev & Geoff's Pitstop, Newbury
The Dundas Arms Hotel, Kintbury
Tutti Pole Tea Room, Hungerford 
Great Bedwyn Post Office
The Waterfront, Pewsey Wharf
The Canal Centre, Devizes Wharf
The Caen Hill Café, Devizes
Foxhanger Canal Holidays, Devizes 
The Boatyard, Trowbridge
ABC Leisure Group, Trowbridge
Sally Boats, Bradford On Avon
The Bath and Dundas Canal Co., Somerset Coal Canal
Bath Narrowboats
For contact details for these businesses go to:  www.kacanaltimes.co.uk where they are listed under canal services.

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