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 Emma Bolton on 01494 783453 or email emma.bolton@waterways.org.uk  Details can also be found on IWA’s website at www.waterways.org.uk

 

 

WEST

 

Tuesday April 17

IWA Somerset Volunteers, Bridgwater: Meet at IWA blue cabin in Bridgwater Docks TA6 3EX at 10am until around 1pm. There are a few tasks to make on start on this week possibly painting or fence construction. This will depend on the weather and numbers attending. 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, mike.slade@waterways.org.uk

IWA Somerset Volunteers, Taunton: Meet at the Canal Car Park off Dyers Green Lane, Bathpool TA2 8BZ at 10am until around 1.30pm. It is planned to use a paint flat boat to remove rubbish from the water’s edge along the canal towards Firepool. This will depend on the weather and numbers attending we may car share to site where necessary.  If planning to attend, contact Steve by 6pm Monday on 07855 794256, steveb.215@hotmail.com

 

Saturday April 21

IWA Somerset Volunteers, Bridgwater: Meet at IWA blue cabin in Bridgwater Docks TA6 3EX at 10am until around 1.pm. Removal of litter rubbish from the urban area of the canal using small boats and some other possible tasks. 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, mike.slade@waterways.org.uk

IWA Somerset Volunteers Taunton: Meet at Hankridge Retail Park, near the McDonalds outlet, Taunton​ TA1 1AJ at 10am working through to around 1.30pm. It is planned to meet at Hankridge and work along the River paths removing litter and other discarded items. Other tasks will depend on the weather and numbers attending we may car share to site where necessary. If planning to attend, contact Steve by 6pm Friday on 07855 794256, steveb.215@hotmail.com

 Tuesday April 24

IWA Somerset Volunteers, Bridgwater: Meet at IWA blue cabin in Bridgwater Docks TA6 3EX at 10am until around 1pm. Possibly  prepping and painting of some metal items around the Docks area. This will depend on the weather. 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, mike.slade@waterways.org.uk

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EAST

 

Wednesday April 25 and Saturday April 28

IWA Peterborough Branch: Work party clearing vegetation on Horseways Channel and carrying out maintenance of Horseways Lock, 10am-3pm. Access is via and by permission of Allpress Farms, Byall Fen Drove (B1093) PE16 6XQ. Contact David Venn 01366 324102, david.venn@waterways.org.uk

Sunday May 13

IWA Lincolnshire Branch supporting Sleaford Navigation Trust: Regular work parties on the second Sunday of the month. Volunteers carry out a variety of tasks to maintain the navigable section of the Sleaford Navigation. Dates and locations are subject to change so contact Chris or Steve Hayes 01522 689460, workparties@sleafordnavigation.co.uk

Wednesday May 9, 23  and  Saturday May 26

IWA Peterborough Branch: Work party clearing vegetation on Horseways Channel and carrying out maintenance of Horseways Lock, 10am-3pm. Access is via and by permission of Allpress Farms, Byall Fen Drove (B1093) PE16 6XQ. Contact David Venn 01366 324102, david.venn@waterways.org.uk

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MIDLANDS

 

Tuesday April 17

IWA Northampton Branch: Work usually includes a variety of tasks such as painting, vegetation clearance and litter picking. Contact Geoff Wood: geoff.wood@waterways.org.uk.

 

Sunday May 6 and Tuesday May 15

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.

 

Tuesday May 8

IWA Birmingham, Black Country & Worcestershire: Work party in Kidderminster, meet 10am at Limekiln Bridge to work in both directions. Volunteers are going to concentrate on plastics, noting sources and examples for future campaigns and tidying. Contact: david.struckett@waterways.org.uk

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NORTH

Tuesday April 24

IWA North Staffordshire & South Cheshire Branch supporting the Burslem Port Trust: Twice monthly work party on the Burslem Arm, 10am to 3pm. Meet at Luke St, Middleport, Stoke on Trent ST6 3LY.  Contact Steve Wood 07976 805858, steve.wood@waterways.org.uk

 

Thursday April 19

IWA North Staffordshire & South Cheshire Branch and Trent & Mersey Canal Society:  Work party on the Cheshire Locks, Trent & Mersey Canal. 10am to 3pm. Meet at Church Locks 47 & 48 adjacent to All Saints, Church Lawton, ST7 3DD. Contact John Brighouse 07808 878317, john.brighouse@waterways.org.uk

Thursday April 19 and Saturday April 28

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. New volunteers are advised to check a few days in advance at http://ucanuppermill.com/ or contact UCAN’s Group Leader on 01457 878361, peterkillan@hotmail.com.

Saturday April 21

IWA Chester & Merseyside Branch:  Working at various locations 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: Monthly work party, 10am-4pm. Tasks will include vegetation clearance, litter picking, painting and pulling rubbish out of the canal. Contact 07710 554602, secretary@manchester-iwa.co.uk

Thursday May 10

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

Thursday May 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 07940 878923,  John.lawson@waterways.org.uk

 

Saturday May 19

IWA Chester & Merseyside Branch: Work party in the Chester area working at various locations 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, secretary@manchester-iwa.co.uk

Tuesday  May 22

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, steve.wood@waterways.org.uk

 

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SOUTH

 

 

Tuesdays April 17 and 24

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

Tuesdays May 15 and 22

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