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 August 20

IWA Somerset Volunteers, Bridgwater: Meet at IWA blue cabin in Bridgwater Docks, Northgate TA6 3EX at 10am until around 1pm. We plan to assist C&RT in the re-fitting of the metal posts and hand rails on the middle lock gates as well as undertaking other prep or painting tasks, possibly a litter pick if necessary around the Docks. If planning to attend, contact volunteer co-ordinator Mike Slade by 6pm Monday on 07977 263840, mdslade8@gmail.com

Saturday August 24

 IWA Somerset Volunteers, Bridgwater: Meet at IWA blue cabin in Bridgwater Docks TA6 3EX at 10am until around 1.30pm. We plan to take the rib down to Brown’s pond to remove rubbish from the pond and also to litter pick the areas surrounding the pond. If time and Volunteer numbers permitted we might be able to give a further look at the pond just off Taunton Road. 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 Car Park, Canal Road, Taunton TA1 1AJ at 10am working through to around 1.30pm. A general clean up the Greater Firepool area also  to continue with some vegetation control which is in need attention in certain spots. If planning to attend, contact Steve by 6pm Friday on 07855 794256, stevebulgin@icloud.com

Tuesday August 27

IWA Somerset Volunteers, Bridgwater: Meet at IWA blue cabin in Bridgwater Docks, Northgate TA6 3EX at 10am until around 1pm. We would a like to carry out some preparation and re-painting work in either the Town and/or the Huntworth areas. 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

 

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Midlands

 

Tuesday August 20

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.

Wednesday and Thursday August 28-29

Worcester-Birmingham & Droitwich Canals Society: Mowing grass and cutting back overgrown vegetation. Tardebigge New Wharf, Alcester Road, Tardebigge, Bromsgrove B60 1NF. Contact volunteer coordinator: Bill Lambert 0247 672 6924 / 07815 986012, volunteers@wbdcs.org.uk

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North

 

 

 

Tuesday August 27

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.

 

Saturday August 31

IWA Chester and 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.

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South

Tuesday August 20 and Tuesday August 27

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

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East

Sunday September 8

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

Sunday September 1 and Tuesday September 17

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 September 12:

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

 

Thursday September 19

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 September 21

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 September 24

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  

 

 

 

South

Tuesdays September 17 and 24:

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