Forthcoming Work Party Events

Anyone intending to attend one of these events for the first time should contact the organisers beforehand and wear suitable clothing and footwear. If staying all day take a packed lunch unless other arrangement indicated.

For further information on any of the IWA events please contact Emma Bolton on 01494 783453 or email emma.bolton@waterways.org.uk  Details can also be found on IWA’s website at www.waterways.org.uk

 

 

WEST

 

Tuesday June 26 and July 3

IWA Somerset Volunteers, Bridgwater: Meet at IWA blue cabin at Northgate, Bridgwater TA6 3EX at 10am until around 1pm. Painting and litter removal, will meet at the Docks as usual and car share to work site, if necessary .  If planning to attend, contact volunteer co-ordinator Mike Slade by 6pm Monday on 07977 263840, mike.slade@waterways.org.uk

 

Saturday June 30

IWA Somerset Volunteers, Bridgwater: Meet at IWA blue cabin at Northgate, Bridgwater TA6 3EX at 10am until around 1pm. Painting and litter removal, will meet at the Docks as usual and car share to work site, if necessary.  If planning to attend, contact volunteer co-ordinator Mike Slade by 6pm Friday on 07977 263840, mike.slade@waterways.org.uk

IWA Somerset Volunteers Taunton: Meet at Firepool Lock Car Park, Canal Road, Taunton​ TA1 1AJ at 10am working through to around 1.30pm. Litter picking and vegetation trim . This will depend on the weather and numbers attending, we may car share to site where necessary. If planning to attend, contact Steve by 6pm Friday on 07855 794256, steveb.215@hotmail.com

Sunday July 1

IWA Somerset Volunteers, Bridgwater: Bridgewater Docks Gala (11am-4pm). Volunteers sought to help with preparations for the Docks Event for 2 hours next Sunday morning starting at 9.30 am to help to erect marquee and put out some bunting and similar small tasks. If planning to attend, contact volunteer co-ordinator Mike Slade by 6pm Friday on 07977 263840, mike.slade@waterways.org.uk

 

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EAST

 

 

Wednesday June 27

IWA Peterborough Branch: Work party clearing vegetation on Horseways Channel and carrying out maintenance of Horseways Lock, 10am-3pm. Access is via and by permission of Allpress Farms, Byall Fen Drove (B1093) PE16 6XQ. Contact David Venn 01366 324102, david.venn@waterways.org.uk

Sunday July 8

IWA Lincolnshire Branch supporting Sleaford Navigation Trust: Volunteers will carry out a variety of tasks to maintain the navigable section of the Sleaford Navigation. Contact Chris or Steve Hayes: 01522 689460, workparties@sleafordnavigation.co.uk

 

 

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MIDLANDS

Sunday July 1 and Tuesday July 17

IWA Northampton Branch: Work party on the Northampton Arm. 10am-2pm. Work usually includes a variety of tasks such as painting, vegetation clearance and litter picking. Contact Geoff Wood: geoff.wood@waterways.org.uk.

 

Sunday July 8

IWA Warwickshire Branch supported by Warwick District Council: Work party, 10am-1pm to stem the spread of Himalayan balsam, a highly destructive plant that crowds out native plants and causes erosion. Volunteers will clear the plant at Myton Fields alongside River Avon. Contact: info@warwickshire@waterways.org.uk

 

Tuesday July 10

IWA Birmingham, Black Country & Worcestershire Branch: Work party in Kidderminster, meet 10am at Limekiln Bridge.  To confirm, contact: david.struckett@waterways.org.uk

 

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NORTH

 

 

Thursday July 5 and Saturday July 21

 UCAN (Uppermill Community Action Network): Regular project day activities. Usual meeting point is 10am at the canal bridge on Moorgate Street, but this is sometimes changed. New volunteers are advised to check a few days in advance at http://ucanuppermill.com/ or contact UCAN’s Group Leader on 01457 878361, peterkillan@hotmail.com.

Thursday July 12

IWA North Staffordshire & South Cheshire Branch and Caldon & Uttoxeter Canals Trust: Work party on the Uttoxeter Canal, 10am-3pm. Contact Steve Wood 07976 805858, steve.wood@ waterways.org.uk

 

Thursday July 19

IWA North Staffordshire & South Cheshire Branch and Trent & Mersey Canal Society:  Work party on the Cheshire Locks, Trent & Mersey Canal, 10am-3pm. Contact: John Lawson 07940 878923,  John.lawson@waterways.org.uk

 

Saturday July 21

IWA Chester & Merseyside Branch: Work party in the Chester area working at various locations alongside the Shropshire Union Canal, 10am-4pm. Work will include painting and vegetation clearance. Contact Jason Watts: jason.watts@canalrivertrust.org.uk

 

IWA Manchester Branch: Work party in Greater Manchester, 10am-4pm. Tasks will include vegetation clearance, litter picking, painting and pulling rubbish out of the canal. Contact: 07710 554602, secretary@manchester-iwa.co.uk

 

Tuesday July 24

IWA North Staffordshire & South Cheshire Branch supporting Burslem Port Trust: Work party on the Burslem Arm, Stoke-on-Trent, 10am-3pm at Middleport. Contact: Steve Wood 07976 805858, steve.wood@waterways.org.uk

 

 

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SOUTH

Tuesday June 26

IWA Oxfordshire Branch supporting Banbury Canal Partnership: Work party on the Oxford Canal near Banbury, 9am-1pm. Contact Colin Garnham-Edge: bcpontheoxford@gmail.com

 

Tuesdays July 17 and 24

IWA Oxfordshire Branch supporting Banbury Canal Partnership: Work party on the Oxford Canal near Banbury, 9am-1pm.