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ACWA Working Party

On 16-Jul-2008 a Working Party implemented improvements where ACW joins the Kenilworth/Berkeswell Greenway, south of Carol Green.

New handrail to steps on south side of Greenway nearing completion : 16-Jul-2008
New handrail to steps on south side of Greenway nearing completion : 16-Jul-2008

July Achievements

The three main tasks are detailed below, all at or near GR 258 768:

1.  A new handrail was added (see photo above) to steps on south side where the old handrail was almost entirely rotted away.  This is part of Circular Walk 2.

Widened sleeper bridge : 16-Jul-2008
Widened sleeper bridge : 16-Jul-2008

2.  Just to the north we widened the sleeper bridge by the "limbo bar" stile, which was previously a single sleeper (see photo above).

Steps on north side of Greenway : 16-Jul-2008
Steps on north side of Greenway : 16-Jul-2008

3.  The steps on north side (see photo above) were repaired by concreting loose step tops back into position.  A new slab was added near the stile where the drain pipe had broken, thus removing the potential hazard of users climbing off the stile stepping into a hidden hole.  We also cut back the tree which was restricting headroom above the stile.

Both sets of steps are erratic in the variability of the height of each step, and worthy of further improvements.  However in the longer term they may both be replaced by slopes in conjunction with the Sustrans enhancement to the Greenway.

Plans

The next full session will be on:

Wednesday 20th August 2008 at 9:30 am to about 1:00 pm
Location: Stare Bridge, Stoneleigh and path from Stoneleigh Village
Meet at: NAC Entrance, Leamington Rd., Stoneleigh (GR 329 714)
Task(s): Install Wooden "Bristol Gate" at N. end of Stare Bridge (GR 329 715),
Install new WMP where ACW leaves Vicarage Road (GR 328 726),
Install new WMP where ACW veers left to pass pond (GR 330 723),
Upgrade WM on other sites on this stretch of ACW route as time and available effort allow.
[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 17 Sep
  • Wednesday 15 Oct
  • Wednesday 19 Nov
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    Why not volunteer to join us whenever you can? 

    Please contact Peter Page on 024 7641 3553 for further information.

     


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