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 February 19

IWA Somerset Volunteers, Bridgwater: Meet at IWA blue cabin in Bridgwater Docks, Northgate TA6 3EX at 10am until around 1pm for vegetation control and litter removal from the water and banks. We 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, mdslade8@gmail.com

Wednesday February 20

Grand Western Canal Work Party: Volunteers meet in the car park of Tesco’s Superstore Castle Street, nearest postcode TA1 4EB at 10am until around 2.30pm. We will car share to the site at Jaye’s Cutting near Cothay Manor, Wellington TA21 0JR. We plan to carry out a tidy up by clearing overgrowing vegetation on this section of the Grand Western Canal. If planning to attend, contact volunteer co-ordinator Mike Slade on 07977 263840, mdslade8@gmail.com or Steve Bulgin on 07855 794256, stevebulgin@icloud.com before 6pm Tuesday 19th.

Saturday February 23

IWA Somerset Volunteers, Bridgwater: Meet at IWA blue cabin in Bridgwater Docks, Northgate TA6 3EX at 10am until around 1pm to clear rubbish from the sluice near the Albert Street Cutting. The Friends of the Mead are doing a litter pick over fields and it has been suggested we help them with any bulky items found that day. Meet at the Cabin as usual at 10am and car share to work site, if 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 Bathpool Car Park off Dyers Green Lane, Bathpool TA2 8BZ at 10am until around 1.30pm to continue trimming the overgrowing branches and brambles in and around the Canal car park in Creech St Michael. We will car share to work site. If planning to attend, contact Steve by 6pm Friday on 07855 794256, stevebulgin@icloud.com

Tuesday February 26

IWA Somerset Volunteers, Bridgwater: Meet at IWA blue cabin in Bridgwater Docks, Northgate TA6 3EX at 10am until around 1pm for vegetation control and litter removal from the water and banks, we may also be able to start painting some items around the Dock. We 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, mdslade8@gmail.com

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MIDLANDS

Every Friday

IWA Lichfield Branch and Canal & River Trust: Work party on the Trent & Mersey Canal to help clear offside vegetation.  Starting at Fradley Junction and working north.  9.30am-3.30pm.  Contact Neil Barnett, neil.barnett@waterways.org.uk

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East

Wednesday February 27

IWA Peterborough Branch: Clearing vegetation on Horseways Channel and carrying out maintenance of Horseways Lock. 10am to 3pm. Contact Roger Mungham: 01945 773002, roger.mungham@waterways.org.uk

Midlands

Every Friday

IWA Lichfield Branch & CRT:  Work party on the Trent & Mersey Canal to help clear offside vegetation.  Prior training on use of a wood chipper and/or a pole saw may be needed.  9.30am-3.30pm. Contact Neil Barnett: neil.barnett@waterways.org.uk

Tuesday February 19

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

North

 

 

Thursday February 21

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: 07940 878923, John.lawson@waterways.org.uk

Tuesday February 26

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: 07976 805858, steve.wood@waterways.org.uk

South

Tuesdays February 19 and 26

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

 

East

Sunday March 10

IWA Lincolnshire Branch supporting Sleaford Navigation Trust: Work party to maintain the navigable section of the Sleaford Navigation. Contact Mel Sowerby: 01522 856810 or workparty@sleafordnavigation.co.uk

Wednesday March 13 and 27

 IWA Peterborough Branch: Clearing vegetation on Horseways Channel and carrying out maintenance of Horseways Lock. 10am-3pm. Contact Roger Mungham: 01945 773002 or roger.mungham@waterways.org.uk

Midlands

Every Friday – IWA Lichfield Branch and CRT joint Work Party: Work party on the Trent & Mersey Canal to help clear offside vegetation. Prior training on equipment may be needed.  9.30am-3.30pm.  Contact Neil Barnett: neil.barnett@waterways.org.uk

 

Sunday March 3 and Tuesday March 19

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

 

Thursday March 7 and Saturday March 30

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. Please contact UCAN’s Group Leader on 01457 878361, peterkillan@hotmail.com. For anyone interested in keeping updated on our Groups activities please visit Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1899154207069001/

Tuesday March 12

IWA Birmingham, Black Country, & Worcestershire Branch: Work party in Kidderminster. Meet 10am at Limekiln Bridge. Work will focus on clearing plastics. Contact David Struckett: david.struckett@waterways.org.uk

 

Sunday March 24

IWA Warwickshire Branch: Work party 10am-2pm. Work usually includes a variety of tasks such as painting, vegetation clearance and litter picking. Contact: info.warwickshire@waterways.org.uk

North

Thursday March 14

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

Saturday March 16

IWA Chester & Merseyside Branch: Work party 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 or secretary@manchester-iwa.co.uk

 

Thursday March 21

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 or John.lawson@waterways.org.uk

Tuesday March 26

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

South

Tuesdays March 19 and 26

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