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 Gemma Bolton on 01494 783453 or email Gemma.bolton@waterways.org.uk  Details can also be found on IWA’s website at www.waterways.org.uk

 

WEST

 

 

Tuesday April 16

IWA Somerset Volunteers, Bridgwater: Meet at IWA blue cabin in Bridgwater Docks, Northgate TA6 3EX at 10am until around 1pm. Vegetation control and litter removal from the water and banks ,we might be able to get the paint cans out too, if the  weather permits. This will depend on the numbers of volunteers attending. If planning to attend, contact volunteer co-ordinator Mike Slade by 6pm Monday on 07977 263840, mdslade8@gmail.com

IWA Somerset Volunteers, Taunton: Meet at Bathpool Canal Car Park off Dyers Green Lane, Bathpool TA2 8BZ at 10am until around 1.30pm. Working between Bathpool and Taunton possibly using a boat. This will depend on the weather and numbers attending .​ If planning to attend, contact Steve by 6pm Monday on 07855 794256, stevebulgin@icloud.com

Saturday April 20

IWA Somerset Volunteers, Bridgwater: Meet at IWA blue cabin in Bridgwater Docks TA6 3EX at 10am until around 1.30pm. More weed removal from the Canal and Docks using boat/s and trimming in back any overgrowing bramble branches as necessary. If planning to attend, contact volunteer co-ordinator Mike Slade by 6pm Friday on 07977 263840, mdslade8@gmail.com

 IWA Somerset Volunteers Taunton: Meet at Firepool Lock Car Park, Canal Road, Taunton TA1 1AJ at 10am until around 1.30pm. We are planning to litter pick the footpaths along the River Tone and around the Goodlands Gardens area. If planning to attend, contact Steve by 6pm Friday on 07855 794256, stevebulgin@icloud.com

Tuesday April 23

IWA Somerset Volunteers, Bridgwater: Meet at IWA blue cabin in Bridgwater Docks, Northgate TA6 3EX at 10am until around 1pm. Vegetation control and litter removal from the water and banks ,we might be able to get the paint cans out too, if the  weather permits. This will depend on the numbers of volunteers attending. If planning to attend, contact volunteer co-ordinator Mike Slade by 6pm Monday on 07977 263840, mdslade8@gmail.com

IWA Somerset Volunteers, Taunton: Meet at Bathpool Canal Car Park off Dyers Green Lane, Bathpool TA2 8BZ at 10am until around 1.30pm. Working between Bathpool and Taunton possibly using a boat. This will depend on the weather and numbers attending .​ If planning to attend, contact Steve by 6pm Monday on 07855 794256, stevebulgin@icloud.com

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East

 

 

Midlands

Every Friday – IWA Lichfield Branch and CRT joint Work Party: Work party on the Trent & Mersey Canal to help clear offside vegetation. Prior training on equipment may be needed.  9.30am-3.30pm.  Contact Neil Barnett: neil.barnett@waterways.org.uk

Tuesday April 16

IWA Northampton Branch:  Work parties 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.

 

North

 

 

Thursday April 18

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 or  John.lawson@waterways.org.uk

 

Saturday April 20

IWA Chester & Merseyside Branch: Work party in the Chester area working alongside the Shropshire Union Canal. 10am to 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 or secretary@manchester-iwa.co.uk

 

Tuesday April 23

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

Saturday April 27

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. Please contact UCAN’s Group Leader on 01457 878361, peterkillan@hotmail.com. For anyone interested in keeping updated on our Groups activities please visit Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1899154207069001/

 

 

South

 

 

Tuesdays April 16 and 23

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