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ACWA Working Party

On 19-Mar-2008 a Working Party Build a new bridge just south of Bretford.

The kit-bridge under construction : 19-Mar-2008
The "kit-bridge" under construction: 19-Mar-2008

March Achievements

On 19-Mar-2008 a Working Party Build a new "kit" bridge where the bridleway R134 exits to the A428 road (GR 436 765) just south of Bretford.  This new bridge replaces a kissing gate 200 metres further west, and thus extends the "behind-the-hedge" we created in Mar-2007.  We also took out the k/g and replaced it by a fence.

The completed kit-bridge : 19-Mar-2008
The completed "kit-bridge" : 19-Mar-2008

This task was agreed with the farmer at the time he agreed to the permissive path installed on 28-Mar-2007 (see WP News 13for details).  It is appropriate that we fulfilled the promise within a year of doing the task we wanted!

This is the first time we have build a "kit-bridge", and were helped (and taught!) by Richard Barnard (WCC).  We finished soon after 1:00 pm, and retired to the Queen's Head, Bretford to discuss the successes so far this year further evolve plans for the rest of 2008 (and beyond!).

The completed "kit-bridge" under test by some of the team : 19-Mar-2008
The completed "kit-bridge" under test by some of the team : 19-Mar-2008

Earlier this month we repaired the stile on walk 14 where the path from Bulkington joins the farm track beside M69 (GR 399 851), which has been broken since 2004 - one other high priority action cleared!

Plans

The next full session will be on:

Wednesday 16th Apr 2008 at 9:30 am to about 1:00 pm
Location: Meriden Shafts
Meet at: Showell Lane at the start of the Bridleway GR 262 826
Task(s):

Replace 2 stiles in Meriden Shafts with k/gs (GR 264 832 plus 266 834 )

Dates for rest of 2008 will be mostly on the third Wednesday in each month from Jan-Nov.  The expected dates are therefore:

  • Wednesday 21 May
  • Wednesday 18 Jun
  • Wednesday 16 Jul
  • Wednesday 20 Aug
  • Wednesday 17 Sep
  • Wednesday 15 Oct
  • Wednesday 19 Nov
  • Why not volunteer to join us whenever you can? 

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


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