River Thames Grafton Lock to close for second time

New head gates at Grafton Lock New head gates have been fitted at Grafton Lock

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A lock on the River Thames is set to close for a second time after repair work was delayed by recent flooding.

Both sets of gates were due to be replaced at Grafton Lock, Oxfordshire, between December and March, but the Environment Agency said it had only been able to replace the head gates.

The lock will now close in November to enable the tail gates to be replaced.

The agency said work at 11 sites in Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Surrey had been delayed by the flooding.

Grafton Lock will open for the boating season between April and October, the agency said.

Full details of the closures during the £3m repair scheme works are available on the Environment Agency website.

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