CRT urgent notice stoppage 7th January 2021

Subject: Water stoppages TOMORROW, 7 January – and other matters

An urgent notice on some upcoming CRT Activities.

1. As some of you will be aware, just before Christmas we had a series of large holes appear along the towpath at Shipton. Temporary repairs have been made but CRT are conducting a survey tomorrow which will include the temporary shutting off of the water supply along the moorings. This will probably be in the period 11am-4pm. Apologies for the short notice, but we have only just been informed.

2. CRT are clearing some of the encroaching reed beds along the canal, starting at Aynho and ending at Aubrey’s Lift Bridge. It looks like they will arrive in the Thrupp area after 20 Jan. The work will involve barges and dredging equipment, and it is possible that navigation will be affected. Moorers at Shipton and the Wide beware! More details at

And of course lengthy works at Duke’s Lock are also about to get going.

Stay safe everyone!

David Gould
on behalf of the TCCC committee