Forthcoming Work Party Events

WEST

Tuesday May 17

IWA Somerset Volunteers, Bridgwater: Meet at blue cabin by the docks TA6 3EX at 10am until around 1pm. Please do not turn up unannounced hoping to take part as we must keep to a safe number of Volunteers attending each activity session, if planning to attend, contact volunteer co-ordinator Mike Slade before 6pm the day before the activity on 07977 263840, ----escape_autolink_uri:d177be05ba643a497333c2a365787919----@gmail.com

Saturday May 21

IWA Somerset Volunteers, Bridgwater: Meet at blue cabin by the docks TA6 3EX at 10am until around 1pm. Please do not turn up unannounced hoping to take part as we must keep to a safe number of Volunteers attending each activity session, if planning to attend, contact volunteer co-ordinator Mike Slade before 6pm the day before the activity on 07977 263840, ----escape_autolink_uri:d177be05ba643a497333c2a365787919----@gmail.com

NORTH

Saturday May 28

UCAN (Uppermill Community Action Network): Regular work party. Usual meeting point is 10am at the canal bridge on Moorgate Street, but will be confirmed nearer each date. UCAN is always pleased to welcome new volunteers and for further information please contact Peter Killan on 01457 878361 or email peterkillan@hotmail.com

Saturday June 11

IWA Manchester Branch: Work parties are  held on the second Saturday of the month. Contact Barry McGuinness b.mcguinness1@googlemail.com for details

Monday June 20

IWA North Staffordshire & South Cheshire Branch in partnership with Caldon and Uttoxeter Canals Trust: Vegetation clearing work party. 10am-4pm, near Alton. Contact ali.smedley@waterways.org.uk for details

EAST

Tuesdays

IWA Milton Keynes Branch: Regular work party at Fenny Lock on the Grand Union Canal. 9.30am- 1.30pm. Work can include vegetation clearance, gardening, litter picking, and painting. Work parties are dependent on weather. Contact Pat Durham on 07510 195918 or email pat.durham@waterways.org.uk

Sunday June 5 and Tuesday June 21

IWA Northampton Branch: Work parties are usually held one weekday and one Sunday a month, along the Arm. 10am-2pm. We are proceeding with task parties using Covid-safe working practices. The tasks we usually undertake include vegetation clearance, weeding, litter picking and painting at locks. If you’d like to join us please contact Geoff Wood geoff.wood@waterways.org.uk. He will give you details of start points and parking. Any tools required are provided, full PPE and lifejackets will be provided if the nature of the work requires it.

MIDLANDS

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IWA branches are getting back to work to improve waterways across the country. Work parties have been risk assessed and mitigating measures are in place. Due to social distancing guidelines places are strictly limited and events are subject to change.

Please contact the branch to register an interest if you would like to attend one of these work parties. It is advisable to wear stout shoes, old clothing and bring a waterproof. You may also want to bring a packed lunch and any refreshments. 

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IWA Somerset: Work parties have resumed in a limited capacity.

Please do not turn up unannounced hoping to take part as we must to adhere to the maximum number of Volunteers rules per activity.

PPE will be available on site.
We will have hand gel, hand wipes, a variety of gloves and hi viz vests available.

Please remember to bring your personal face mask with you in case you are required to wear them.

You may wish to bring water to drink and suggest you wear old suitable clothing and footwear depending on the weather conditions.

Should you or members of your household develop any of the known symptoms of Covid-19, please let us know immediately.

If you show symptoms you will not be permitted to Volunteer for any activity for the next 14 days or more as advised. Mike Slade.

Volunteer Co-ordinator.
Email mdslade8@gmail.com
Mobile 07977263840

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

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IWA branches are getting back to work to improve waterways across the country. Work parties have been risk assessed and mitigating measures are in place. Due to social distancing guidelines places are strictly limited and events are subject to change.

Please contact the branch to register an interest if you would like to attend one of these work parties. It is advisable to wear stout shoes, old clothing and bring a waterproof. You may also want to bring a packed lunch and any refreshments. 

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IWA Somerset: Work parties have resumed in a limited capacity.

Please do not turn up unannounced hoping to take part as we must to adhere to the maximum number of Volunteers rules per activity.

PPE will be available on site.
We will have hand gel, hand wipes, a variety of gloves and hi viz vests available.

Please remember to bring your personal face mask with you in case you are required to wear them.

You may wish to bring water to drink and suggest you wear old suitable clothing and footwear depending on the weather conditions.

Should you or members of your household develop any of the known symptoms of Covid-19, please let us know immediately.

If you show symptoms you will not be permitted to Volunteer for any activity for the next 14 days or more as advised. Mike Slade.

Volunteer Co-ordinator.
Email mdslade8@gmail.com
Mobile 07977263840

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