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, December 10

IWA Somerset Volunteers, Bridgwater: Meet at IWA blue cabin in Bridgwater Docks, Northgate TA6 3EX at 10am until around 1pm. 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

Taunton: We regret there will not be a work party activity today  due to illness.

Saturday, December 14

IWA Somerset Volunteers, Bridgwater: Meet at IWA blue cabin in Bridgwater Docks, Northgate TA6 3EX at 10am until around 1pm. 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, mdslade8@gmail.com

IWA Somerset Volunteers, Taunton: Meet at Firepool Lock, Canal Road Taunton at 10am until around 1.30pm.  If planning to attend, contact Steve by 6pm Friday on 07855 794256, stevebulgin@icloud.com

Tuesday, December 17

IWA Somerset Volunteers, Bridgwater: Meet at IWA blue cabin in Bridgwater Docks, Northgate TA6 3EX at 10am until around 1pm. 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

Taunton: We regret there will not be a work party activity today  due to illness.

Saturday, December 21

IWA Somerset Volunteers, Bridgwater: Meet at IWA blue cabin in Bridgwater Docks, Northgate TA6 3EX at 10am until around 1pm. 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, 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.  If planning to attend, contact Steve by 6pm Friday on 07855 794256, stevebulgin@icloud.com

 

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Midlands

Every Friday

IWA Lichfield Branch and Canal & River Trust: Work party on the Coventry Canal between Fradley and Fazeley to help clear offside vegetation.  Prior training on use of a wood chipper and/or a pole saw may be needed.  9.15am-3.30pm.  Contact: Neil Barnett 07808 846434, neil.barnett@waterways.org.uk

 

Tuesday December 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 December 12

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

 

Saturday December 21

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: 07875 999825, barry_m@manchester-iwa.co.uk

 

Saturday December 28

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

 

Tuesday December 31

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 December 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

East

Sunday January 12

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 01522 856810, workparty@sleafordnavigation.co.uk

 

Midlands

Every Friday

IWA Lichfield Branch and Canal & River Trust: Work party on the Coventry Canal between Fradley and Fazeley to help clear offside vegetation.  Prior training on use of a wood chipper and/or a pole saw may be needed.  9.15am-3.30pm. Contact: Neil Barnett 07808 846434, neil.barnett@waterways.org.uk

 

Sunday January 5 and Tuesday 21st

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 January 9

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

 

Thursday January 16

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 January 18

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 to 4pm. Tasks will include vegetation clearance, litter picking, painting and pulling rubbish out of the canal. Contact: 07875 999825, barry_m@manchester-iwa.co.uk

 

 

 

South

Tuesdays January 14 and 21:

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