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, January 21

IWA Somerset Volunteers, Bridgwater: Meet at IWA blue cabin in Bridgwater Docks, Northgate TA6 3EX at 10am until around 1.30pm. This will depend on the weather and numbers attending we may car share to site where necessary. 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 Car Park Dyers Green Lane, Bathpool TA2 8BZ at 10am until around 1.30pm.  If planning to attend, contact Steve by 6pm Friday on 07855 794256, stevebulgin@icloud.com

Saturday, January 25

IWA Somerset Volunteers, Bridgwater: We will be supporting Rage Against Rubbish, Meet at IWA blue cabin in Bridgwater Docks, Northgate TA6 3EX at 10am until around 1pm. This will depend on the weather and numbers attending we may car share to site where 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 Hankridge Retail Park near the McDonald’s outlet TA1 2LR at 10am until around 1.30pm.  If planning to attend, contact Steve by 6pm Friday on 07855 794256, stevebulgin@icloud.com

Tuesday, January 28

IWA Somerset Volunteers, Bridgwater: Meet at IWA blue cabin in Bridgwater Docks, Northgate TA6 3EX at 10am until around 1.30pm. This will depend on the weather and numbers attending we may car share to site where necessary. 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 Car Park Dyers Green Lane, Bathpool TA2 8BZ at 10am until around 1.30pm.  If planning to attend, contact Steve by 6pm Friday on 07855 794256, stevebulgin@icloud.com

 

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Midlands

Every Friday

IWA Lichfield Branch and Canal & River Trust: Work party on the Coventry Canal between Fradley and Fazeley to help clear offside vegetation.  Prior training on use of a wood chipper and/or a pole saw may be needed.  9.15am-3.30pm. Contact: Neil Barnett 07808 846434, neil.barnett@waterways.org.uk

 

Tuesday January 21

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.

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South

Tuesday January 21:

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

 

East

Sunday February 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: Mel Sowerby on 01522 856810 or workparty@sleafordnavigation.co.uk

 

Midlands

Every Friday – IWA Lichfield Branch and Canal & River Trust – work party on the Coventry Canal between Fradley and Fazeley to help clear offside vegetation.  Prior training on use of a wood chipper and/or a pole saw may be needed.  9:15am – 3:30pm.  Contact: Neil Barnett neil.barnett@waterways.org.uk or phone 07808 846434.

 

Sunday February 2 and Tuesday February 18

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 February 13

IWA North Staffordshire & South Cheshire Branch and Caldon & Uttoxeter Canals Trust – work party on the Uttoxeter Canal at Crumpwood. 10am to 3pm. Contact: Steve Wood steve.wood@waterways.org.uk or 07976 805858.

Saturday February 15

IWA Chester & Merseyside Branch – work party 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 to 4pm. Tasks will include vegetation clearance, litter picking, painting and pulling rubbish out of the canal. Contact: barry_m@manchester-iwa.co.uk or 0787 5999 825.

 

Thursday February 20

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

 

 

South

Tuesdays February 11 and 18

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