Forthcoming Work Party Events




Saturday June 19

IWA Somerset Volunteers, Bridgwater Docks: Meet at IWA blue cabin in Bridgwater Docks TA6 3EX at 10am until around 1pm. If planning to attend, contact volunteer co-ordinator Mike Slade before 6pm the day before the activity on 07977 263840,

IWA Somerset Volunteers, Taunton: Meet at Bathpool Marina, Dyers Green Lane, Bathpool TA2 8BZ (limited parking spaces on site) at 10am until around 1pm. If planning to attend, contact Steve Bulgin before 6pm the day before the activity,



Thursday June 17

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 on 07940 878923 or email


Tuesday June 15

IWA Northampton Branch: Work party on the Northampton Arm as part of the branch’s adoption of the navigation. 10am-2pm. Work usually includes a variety of tasks such as painting, vegetation clearance and litter picking. Contact Geoff Wood on 01604 453932 or email


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






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. 


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.
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  Details can also be found on IWA’s website at