Category: Volunteering

Testing times on canal

VOLUNTEERS of the Wey & Arun Canal Trust have been tested on the practice and theory for the safe use of tracked excavators over 10 tonnes. Five people who work at the Gennets Bridge...

Stolen cycle recovered from canal

VOLUNTEERS went into action in Taunton when ​regular IWA Volunteer Fiona notified team leader Steve that there was a bicycle was lying in the canal. It had not been in there when a work...

Spring flowers under the Limekiln Viaduct

WITH Spring well and truly under way, the Uppermill Community Association (UCAN) activities have been focused on weeding and further tidying of the area where it planted wild flowers last autumn under the Limekiln Viaduct and Wade...

New Reach never better thanks to volunteers

AT ITS recent AGM,  the New Reach Working Group at Halesworth, Suffolk, reviewed the progress that has been made over the past twelve months. Recently, Millennium Green volunteers have cleared fences and hedges and...

Extending the hedge above Cholmondeston Lock

DESPITE the winter excesses of Mother Nature, egged on by her formidable Aunty Doris, SUMBA’s (Shropshire Union Middlewich Branch Adopters) hedge-laying team succeeded in laying their second section of hedge just above Cholmondeston Lock....

Search is on for canal lovers!

THE search is on for canal lovers. And that’s people who love canals, rather than young lovers enjoying a romantic embrace by the canal on a summer’s evening! For the Scottish Waterways Trust is...

Volunteers sought for St Richard’s Festival

WORCESTER Birmingham & Droitwich Canals Society is seeking volunteers for the St Richard’s Festival at Droitwich over the early May bank holiday weekend. Assembly days start on Wednesday April 26 until Friday April 28...

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