We have been notified by the Environment Agency that the flood gates will be closed from the 9th March for maintenance.
As to how long the gates will be closed for, we attach an answer we received from the Environment Agency yesterday.
"The initial works will include lifting the lock gates out of the lock and a general inspection. It is anticipated that phase 1 of the works will take no more than 2 days to complete.
There are several phases of work to be completed in the lock over the coming months, however those can not be quantified / scheduled until the gates have been inspected and the works required fully quantified."
It is clear from this statement that there will be other closures, and we will endeavour to keep members informed.