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:  Full serviced locking is 9:30am to 1:00pm and 2:00pm to 4:30pm every day. Extensions to these hours require 24 hours notice prior to passage, until 31st October 2021. From 1st November 2021 to 18th March 2022 booked passage only 48 hours notice required, please call 0300 111 2010

Bidford on Avon Bridge – Restriction 12/11/2021 to 18/11/2021


Stratford upon Avon- Clopton Bridge 04/09/2021 – 30/11/2021


Bidford Bridge – repair works 04/09/2021 to 31/12/2021


Abbey Mill Sluice Tewkesbury – eel pass installation 26/08/2021 to 02/03/2022


Stratford Trinity Church Wall – Erect scaffolding and repairs to wall 06/09/2021 to 29/10/2021


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

Notices and Alerts 

  1. Check current and previous Notices and Alerts

2. Sign up for future Notices and Alerts here