Notices and Alerts

If you are planning to navigate on the river – you need to check for Notices and 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.

Events: The Navigation is also used for many sporting events and festivals. Click here for a list of events planned through the season.

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Avon Lock  – Lock keeper’s hours for 2023 – 2024 are:

1st January to Friday 24th March 2023:  Booked passage only

New season start date NOW SATURDAY 25th March 2023

The new start date is due to the Avon and Severn at high levels and the lock site and surrounding facilities underwater. If the levels drop to a navigable level and passage is required before the opening date please book through the out of season methods. Click here to book

Saturday 25th March 2023 to Sunday 29th October 2023:  8:00am to 18:00

Monday 30th October 2023 to Friday 15th March 2024 booked passage only

(lunch break:  1300 – 1400. Last Locking 1pm)


Notices in force

Clopton Bridge Stratford Bridge Repairs 27/03/2023 to 10/11/2023


Clopton Bridge Stratford Bridge Repairs 28/11/2022 to 23/12/2022 and 12/02/2023 to 24/03/2023


Pershore Lock. Warning Remedial Works. Until Further Notice 

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


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