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

 

Tuesdays August 14

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 August 18

IWA Somerset Volunteers, Bridgwater: Rage Against the Rubbish team  will be litter picking towards the Docks from the YMCA and we will be litter picking up from the Docks to meet them unless we contact you directly to help crew the boat we will be using. We may also carry out some other task everything will depend on number of Volunteers attending. 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 Hankridge Retail Park near the McDonalds outlet.TA1 2LR at 10am working through to around 1.30pm. Litter removal. 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, stevebulgin@icloud.com

Tuesday August 21

Wellington Work Party: Jayes’ Cutting  near Wellington. Meet at Tesco car park in Taunton and car share to Jayes’ Cutting near Wellington, not far from Beam Bridge Hotel, nearest postcode is TA21 0JR at 10am and aim to finish around 2.30pm. Working on clearing overgrowth on a section of the Grand Western Canal. If planning to attend, contact volunteer co-ordinator Mike Slade by 6pm Monday on 07977 263840, mike.slade@waterways.org.uk

 

 

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EAST

Sunday September 9

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

Tuesday August 14

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

Tuesday August 21

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.

Wednesday and Thursday August 22-23

Worcester-Birmingham & Droitwich Canals Society: Work party at Tardebigge to continue work on the lime kilns project and other adoptions. Tardebigge New Wharf, Alcester Road, Tardebigge, Bromsgrove B60 1NF, 9.30-3.30pm. Contact volunteer co-ordinator Bill Lambert 0247 672 6924 / 07815 986012, volunteers@wbdcs.org.uk

 

Sunday September 2 and Tuesday September 18

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.

 

Tuesday September 11

– IWA Birmingham, Black Country & Worcestershire Branch: Work party in Kidderminster, meet 10am at Limekiln Bridge.  Volunteers will concentrate on clearing plastics – noting sources and examples for future campaigns. To confirm contact: david.struckett@waterways.org.uk

 

 

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NORTH

 

 

 

 

Thursday August 16

 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

 

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 August 18

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

 

 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.

Tuesday August 28

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

Thursday September 13

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

 

Saturday September 15

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

 

Thursday  September 20

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

 

Tuesday September 25

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

Tuesdays August 21 and 28

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 September 18 and 25

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