Access to the Thames Mondays and Fridays only

Published: Tuesday, 09 June 2020

THERE is now very limited access for boaters to the Thames at Brentford.

Access from the Grand Union Canal on to the tidal river at Brentford is now limited to the two days of Mondays and Fridays and by booking only, that is limited by the tide, Keith Gudgin reports.

No week-end operation

Also boaters must give a minimum of 72 hours notice, with the restrictions now in operation. There is no possibility of any week-end operation.

The reason given by Canal & River Trust is the reduction in staffing resources in the London & South East region.

It is also stated that it will take some time to get the Thames fully operational, so booking for other passages and services will be required and some sections and structures may be closed for a further period.