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

Tuesdays December  11 and 18

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.  We will meet at the Docks as usual and car share to work site. If planning to attend, contact volunteer co-ordinator Mike Slade by 6pm Monday on 07977 263840, mdslade8@gmail.com

 

Wednesday December 12

IWA Somerset Volunteers: Wellington Work Party at Jayes’ Cutting near Wellington from 10am until around 2.30pm. We will be working on clearing overgrowth on a section of the Grand Western Canal.  We will meet at Tesco Car Park, Taunton and car share to Jayes’ Cutting near Wellington, not far from the Beam Bridge Hotel.  The nearest post code is TA21 0JR.  If planning to attend, contact volunteer co-ordinator Mike Slade by 6pm Tuesday December 11 on 07977 263840, mdslade8@gmail.com

Saturday December 15

IWA Somerset Volunteers, Bridgwater: Meet at IWA blue cabin in Bridgwater Docks, Northgate TA6 3EX at 10am until around 1pm. Vegetation control and litter removal.  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 Friday on 07977 263840, mdslade8@gmail.com

IWA Somerset Volunteers Taunton: Meet at the Coach Building, in French Weir Park, Taunton, nearest postcode TA1 4EB at 10am until around 1.30pm to litter pick the area then walk towards the town, Goodland Gardens and back. This will depend on the weather and numbers attending. May car share to site if necessary. If planning to attend, contact Steve by 6pm Friday on 07855 794256, stevebulgin@icloud.com

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EAST

 

Wednesday December 12

IWA Peterborough Branch: Work party to clear vegetation along Horseways Channel and carry out maintenance of Horseways Lock. 10am to 3pm. Contact Roger Mungham: 01945 773002, roger.mungham@waterways.org.uk

 

 

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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

 

 

Tuesday December 18

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 December 11

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

 

 

 

 

 

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NORTH

 

 

Thursday December 13

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/

 

Thursday December 13

IWA North Staffordshire & South Cheshire Branch and Caldon & Uttoxeter Canals Trust: Work party on the Uttoxeter Canal, 10am to 3pm. Bridge 70, Crumpwood. Contact Steve Wood: 07976 805858, steve.wood@waterways.org.uk

 

Saturday December 15

 IWA Chester & Merseyside Branch:  Work party in the Chester area working along 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: Work party in Greater Manchester, 10am to 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 December 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: 07940 878923, John.lawson@waterways.org.uk

 

 

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SOUTH

Tuesday December 18

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.