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ACWA Working Party

On 18-Jun-2008 a Working Party replaced 2 stiles with k/g at Ansty.  On 23-Jun-2008 a smaller WP returned to replace a third stile, and upgrade 2 WMP.

First new k/g opposite the Rose & Castle Pub : 18-Jun-2008
First new k/g opposite the Rose & Castle Pub : 18-Jun-2008

June Achievements

On 18-Jun-2008 a Working Party replaced two stiles with k/gs at Ansty, opposite the Rose & Castle Pub and down by the Oxford Canal (GR 399 834 & GR 396 834).

Second new k/g by the Oxford Canal : 18-Jun-2008
Second new k/g by the Oxford Canal : 18-Jun-2008  

On 23-Jun-2008 a smaller WP returned to replace a third stile (gap/broken stile to be accurate) with a  k/g.  This is at the next border crossing heading along the north bank of the Oxford Canal (GR 395 835).   On this day we also upgraded the two Waymark Posts between the new k/g installed on 18-Jun.

Third new k/g with narrow boat on the Oxford Canal : 23-Jun-2008
Third new k/g with narrow boat on the Oxford Canal : 23-Jun-2008  

New Waymark Post : 18-Jun-2008The June Working Parties were the first where we used the new style waymarks being introduced throughout Warwickshire, and in the case of the new ACW waymark for the whole of the 40-mile route.   You will see them in above photos, but a zoomed-in view is shown on the right.

WCC have devised a new scheme to make waymarking clearer and smarter, including being better for those with colour blindness.  At the top of WMP there will be larger standard arrows, including status of the path in words.  Promoted route stickers will not be allowed on these, but instead will have their own slightly smaller arrows and be placed below the main waymarks.  We also have brown "Information plaques" for promoted routes to be used where the path leaves the public highway, which either go further down (as on right) or on the side of the WMP (e.g. when more than one promoted route featured on that WMP).

New WMP will have a yellow top, and are preferred when needed to make route finding clear.  When existing good condition WMP or stiles have their WM upgraded, the same layout applies, but not with the yellow.  This little stretch has a good selection of examples - watch out for others over coming months and years!

Plans

The next full session will be on:

Wednesday 16th July 2008 at 9:30 am to about 1:00 pm
Location: Steps up to Kenilworth/Berkeswell Greenway, south of Carol Green (GR 258 768)
Meet at: Old Waste Lane (GR 253 765)
Task(s): Repair steps on north side, add new handrail to steps on south side and widen sleeper bridge.  [See Map for details of locations]

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

  • Wednesday 20 Aug
  • Wednesday 17 Sep
  • Wednesday 15 Oct
  • Wednesday 19 Nov
  • Why not volunteer to join us whenever you can? 

    Please contact Bob Carey on 024 7645 5251 for further information.

     


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