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

 

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Tuesday June 11

IWA Somerset Volunteers, Bridgwater: Meet at IWA blue cabin in Bridgwater Docks, Northgate TA6 3EX at 10am until around 1pm. We have some more vegetation which we need to tidy back at various locations on the canal quite close to  the town. 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 our base inside Bathpool Marina off Dyers Green Lane, BathpoolTA2 8BZ at 10am until around 1.30pm. Working between Bathpool and Taunton again this week possibly using a boat for our task today. 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 June 15

IWA Somerset Volunteers, Bridgwater: Meet at IWA blue cabin in Bridgwater Docks TA6 3EX at 10am until around 1.30pm to continue with trimming back vegetation which is growing at a rate of knots  at present with this warm weather, also there are some sites where we might be able to prepare and paint if we get the right dry weather. 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, Canal Road, Taunton TA1 1AJ, at 10am working through to around 1.30pm. We plan to work around the Firepool area and make our way along the River Tone paths through the town. If planning to attend, contact Steve by 6pm Friday on 07855 794256, stevebulgin@icloud.com

Tuesday June 19

IWA Somerset Volunteers, Bridgwater: Meet at IWA blue cabin in Bridgwater Docks, Northgate TA6 3EX at 10am until around 1pm. I hope we may get some painting underway in the Docks area and of course deal with  vegetation that requires trimming back. 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 our base inside Bathpool Marina off Dyers Green Lane, BathpoolTA2 8BZ at 10am until around 1.30pm. Working between Bathpool and Taunton again this week possibly using a boat for our task today. 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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Midlands

Tuesday June 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

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North

Saturday June 29

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

 

Saturday June 15

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: secretary@manchester-iwa.co.uk or 07710 554602.

 

Thursday June 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.

 

Thursday June 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.

 

Tuesday June 25

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

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South

Tuesday June 18 and 25

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