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ACWA Working Party

On 9-Apr-2006 a fourth Working Party and then on 13-Apr-2006 a fifth WP,  progressed the project to replace all stiles on the "After Tea" walk from Stoneleigh.

At the start of 2006 the walk included a possible 12 stiles when all the field gates are locked shut (a minimum of 9 at any time).  After these first three Working Parties there are Nine less stiles.

Gate 8 under construction on Sunday 9th April 2006
Gate 8 under construction on Sunday 9th April 2006

April Achievements

We have installed kissing gates to replace "stile 8" and "stile 9" (on 9-Apr) and "stile 3" and "stile 5" (on 13-Apr).

Unfortunately while fitting the self closing spring to gate 8 (at the end of Vicarage Road), the spring failed to shut the gate from all positions, and when we tried tensioning it more (too much for the spring!) the pegs came out, flew away and could not be found.  Then to cap it all, it started raining!  We therefore left it as was.  I returned on 14-Apr, with grease for the hinge and new pins - it is now working well.

Retro-fit of some springs (and a few other finishing touches) carried out on Tuesday 18th April.  "After" photos of these four gates taken on this visit, and "Before & After" photo document updated.

Retro-fit of other springs awaits more being delivered.

Plans

The next Sunday session will be on:
Sunday 21st May 2006 at 10:00 am to about 1:00 pm
Meet at gate 6 : GR 331 718. 
Our task will be to replace stiles 6 and 7.  See 06-stiles-to-kg.pdf (c.550MB) for map and "before" photos.

Dates for the rest of 2006 are then as follows:

  • Sunday 18th June
  • Sunday 16th July
  • Sunday 20th August
  • Sunday 17th September
  • Sunday 15th October
  • Sunday 19th November

Why not volunteer to join us whenever you can? 

Please contact John Green on 024 7650 3044 for further information. 

Gate 9 post holes being dug on Sunday 9th April 2006
Gate 9 post holes being dug on Sunday 9th April 2006

For latest "Before & After" photos and map covering the whole project, see
06-stiles-to-kg.pdf (c. 550KB).
 


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