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width=583><!-- Individual page content below here --> <H2><A href="news-wp-013.html"><IMG border=0 hspace=0 align=right src="Images/tc_00next-wp.gif"></A><A href="news-wp-011.html"><IMG border=0 hspace=0 align=right src="Images/tc_00prev-wp.gif"></A> ACWA Working Party</H2> <P>On 21-Feb-2007 the Working Party replaced the two more stiles on Walk 17A with gates.</P> <P align=center><IMG border=1 hspace=0 alt="Final test on Pedestrian Gate just north of Sandy Lane, Fillongley : Wednesday 21st Feb 2007" align=middle src="Images/DSCF5976.jpg" width=560 height=420><BR><FONT size=1>Final test on Pedestrian Gate just north of Sandy Lane, Fillongley : Wednesday 21st Feb 2007</FONT></P> <H4>February Achievements</H4> <P>Two more stiles replaced, on either side of Sandy Lane, Fillongley.</P> <P>The stile to the north of&nbsp;Sandy Lane joins the garden of Rose Cottage, and has been replaced by a wooden pedestrian gate.&nbsp; The owners of Rose Cottage supplied us with the two concrete slabs installed to help avoid some of the sticky local clay.</P> <P>The stile to the south of&nbsp;Sandy Lane has been replaced by a metal kissing gate, which&nbsp; with a bit of wooden fencing work blends well into the hedgerow, and in no way detracts from the fine view ahead.</P> <P align=center><FONT size=1><IMG border=1 hspace=0 alt="New Kissing Gate on south side of Sandy Lane, Fillongley : Wednesday 21st Feb 2007" align=middle src="Images/DSCF5978.jpg" width=560 height=420><BR><FONT size=1>New Kissing Gate on south side of Sandy Lane, Fillongley : Wednesday 21st&nbsp;Feb 2007</FONT></FONT></P> <H4><A name=plans></A>Plans</H4> <P>During March we plan 2 full working parties.</P> <P>The next sessions will be on:</P> <DIV> <P> <TABLE border=0 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=3> <TBODY> <TR vAlign=top> <TD width=25>1.</TD> <TD colSpan=2><FONT color=#ff0000><STRONG>Wednesday 21st March at 9:30 am to about 1:00 pm</STRONG></FONT></FONT></TD></TR> <TR vAlign=top> <TD></TD> <TD><STRONG><FONT color=#ff0000>Location:</FONT></STRONG></TD> <TD><STRONG><FONT color=#ff0000>Behind the hedge on east side of B4115 at Stoneleigh</FONT></STRONG></TD></TR> <TR vAlign=top> <TD></TD> <TD><FONT color=#ff0000><STRONG>Meet at:</STRONG></FONT></TD> <TD><FONT color=#ff0000><STRONG>Lay-by at entrance to NAC car park on B4115 (GR 325 728)</STRONG></FONT></TD></TR> <TR vAlign=top> <TD></TD> <TD><FONT color=#ff0000><STRONG>Task(s):</STRONG></FONT></TD> <TD><FONT color=#ff0000><STRONG>Build a flight of steps and install two new k/g to create a Permissive Path avoiding walking up the B4115</STRONG></FONT></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></P></DIV> <DIV> <P> <TABLE border=0 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=3> <TBODY> <TR vAlign=top> <TD width=25><STRONG>2.</STRONG></TD> <TD colSpan=2><FONT color=#ff0000><STRONG>Wednesday 28th March at 9:30 am to about 1:00 pm</STRONG></FONT></TD></TR> <TR vAlign=top> <TD></TD> <TD><STRONG><FONT color=#ff0000>Location:</FONT></STRONG></TD> <TD><STRONG><FONT color=#ff0000>Behind the hedge on west side of B4455&nbsp;south of Bretford <BR>(GR 428 765 to GR 429 767)</FONT></STRONG></TD></TR> <TR vAlign=top> <TD></TD> <TD><FONT color=#ff0000><STRONG>Meet at:</STRONG></FONT></TD> <TD><FONT color=#ff0000><STRONG>Queens Head, Bretford car park (GR 431 772)</STRONG></FONT></TD></TR> <TR vAlign=top> <TD></TD> <TD><FONT color=#ff0000><STRONG>Task(s):</STRONG></FONT></TD> <TD><FONT color=#ff0000><STRONG>Create a Permissive Path avoiding walking up the B4455</STRONG></FONT></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></P></DIV> <P>The above two tasks are part of the WCC CAROWIP, which promises to &nbsp;"Identify key sites for creation of new rights of way to connect existing paths ..."&nbsp; These are the first two of 6 target sites on the A Coventry Way 40-mile route.</P> <P>We have agreed our plans for future working parties.&nbsp; We confirm we will continue to place some effort in improving the remaining difficulties on the 40-mile walk, but now will give more priority to creating further stile-free short (3 to 5 mile) circular walks.&nbsp; Work on CWCW 17A will start in February, and take most of 2007.</P> <P align=left>Dates for rest of 2007 mostly on the third Wednesday in each month from Jan-Nov.&nbsp; The expected dates are:</P> <UL> <LI>Wednesday 18 Apr <LI>Wednesday 16 May <LI>Wednesday 20 Jun <LI>Wednesday 18 Jul <LI>Wednesday 15 Aug <LI>Wednesday 19 Sep <LI>Wednesday 17 Oct <LI>Wednesday 21 Nov</LI></UL> <P>Why not volunteer to join us whenever you can? </P> <P>Please contact <STRONG>John Green </STRONG>on<STRONG> 024 7650 3044 </STRONG>for further information. </P> <P align=center>&nbsp;</P></FONT></TD><!-- end of individual file content, right margin and footer follows --> <TD width=14></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD></TR> <TR> <TD colSpan=2><!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <HTML><HEAD> <META http-equiv=Content-Type content="text/html; charset=unicode"> <META content="MSHTML 6.00.6000.16788" name=GENERATOR></HEAD> 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