Abingdon Lock will be closed from November 3 to December 19 for repairs.

As part of a £1.8m programme of repairs this winter along the Thames, the Environment Agency (EA) will be inspecting and re-sheeting the lock gates.

Thames engineer Barrie Douglass said: “The EA has more than 1,000 assets along the Thames which we maintain and keep to good and safe working order – helping thousands of people navigate this great river with peace of mind.”

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