Gloucester Docks dredging update

The next phase of the Canal & River Trust’s dredging programme at Gloucester Docks is due to get underway in the coming weeks.
Dredging will be taking place at the docks through the autumn and winter to continue the dredging programme that took place earlier in the year which removed
20,000m3 of silt that had been brought into the docks during an exceptionally dry summer in 2022.
Up to £1.5 million will be being spent on dredging in the docks across 2023 which is essential to maintain suitable navigable depths.
The docks will remain open for boaters throughout the programme of works, and the Trust will be issuing a map for the areas of the docks that are being worked on with the level of depth improvements.
When dredging is required for the area of the docks approaching the Victoria Basin the pedestrian access to the footbridge will be required to be closed for short periods to enable this dredging to take place. Notice for this period of the dredging will be given in advance, including signage.
As a charity the Trust welcomes any support that partners can give due to the financial challenges the charity faces from the cost of inflation.
To find out more about the work of the Canal & River Trust and how you can support the charity with a donation or by volunteering visit online.

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