British Waterways have today issued restrictive lock opening times for Gloucester. Please note the times as the first lock down will be at 08:45 hrs with the first lock up at 09:45 hrs. Alternate hourly operation after that.........
GLOUCESTER LOCK LOCKING RESTRICTIONS. CRAFT WILL ONLY BE LOCKED UP OR DOWN AS PER THIS TIME TABLE.
1. Lock down 08.45am
2. Lock up 09.45am
3. Lock down 10.45am
4. Lock up 11.45am
5. Lock down 12.45pm
6. Lock up 13.45am
7. Lock down 14.45pm
8. Lock up 15.45pm
9. Lock down 16.45pm
10. Lock up 17.45pm
11. Lock up and down 18.45pm
Last locking through Upper Lode for craft going to Gloucester is 16.00hours
This list was issued by A BW operative and has said that it is the result of a severe water shortage on the ship canal. No rain etc.
Important to note is that craft locking through Upper Lode after 4.00pm will not be locked up into Gloucester that afternoon. It is not possible to travel that distance without speeding. This restriction will be inforced. licences to be sorted at the lock.
Please try to let everyone know. BW cannot (will not) change this till water levels improve.