Notices and Alerts

If you are planning to navigate on the river – you need to check BOTH the Notices and the Alerts 


Notices are issued in advance and are notifications of scheduled works along the river. Please check each of the notices to see how they may effect your navigation of the river.

Alerts are the system used to let river users know about any issues (planned or unplanned) that will effect your use of the river. An Alert is a state of awareness as to what is going on with the river, being aware of these will help users of the navigation to be ready to  respond and react accordingly. To receive FREE text Alerts sign up by sending a text with the word AVON to 78900

Notices in force

Avon Lock Tewkesbury is closed for daily locking for the winter from Sunday 1st November 2020 (last locking 4:30pm). Locking is possible by booking a passage 48 hours in advance by calling 0300 111 2010. You may also book by completing the online Request to Navigate form however please wait for a confirmation of your booking before arriving at the lock. Spring re-opening will be on Saturday 20th March 2021 when full serviced locking will resume 9:30am to 1:00pm and 2:00pm to 4:30pm every day.

During any government travel / stay at home COVID-19 restrictions all navigation must be booked using the Request to Navigate form

Nafford Lock to Comberton Quay – Underwater Obstruction

Pershore Lock. Warning Remedial Works. Until Further Notice 

Offenham and Marlcliff Weir Barrier Stolen Warning Notice.  Until Further Notice


Fladbury Lock to Chadbury Lock underwater obstruction in centre of river 23/04/2020 until further notice


Notices and Alerts 

  1. Check current and previous Notices and Alerts

2. Sign up for future Notices and Alerts here