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ACWA Working Party

On 18-Feb-2009 a Working Party installed one more new kissing gate (plus a few extras) on the Kenilworth Golf Course to A46 section of ACW.

Workers and Testers near the almost completed new k/g and seats : 18-Feb-2009
Workers and Testers near the almost completed new k/g and seats : 18-Feb-2009

February Achievements

On 18-Feb-2009 a Working Party continued work started in October 2008 on the Kenilworth Golf Course to A46 section of ACW by installing one more new kissing gate.

The k/g replaced the stile in the middle of the stretch of path running parallel to the A46.  This will be welcomed by all, having been a high and wobbly stile for as long as most of us can remember, and recently being reported as about to collapse!

We also re-built the fence, installed two seats and cleared all the sticks and leaves from the steps up to the roundabout.

The Steps, a month after being cleaned : Photo taken 19-Mar-2009
The Steps, a month after being cleaned
Photo taken 19-Mar-2009

We had planned to also replace the stile at the bottom of the steps.  However on arrival, we found a team of surveyors measuring up, making test drillings and carrying out ecological surveys (etc.) in preparation for a major enhancement project to the junction.  The stile will probably vanish and the path be realigned, so we left the stile as it is - it is in reasonable condition, and will last until a firm plan is announced. For overview of scope of full scheme see WCC news release "Access road planned to Stoneleigh Park". [NB - this link has now been removed from WCC website, and I have been unable to find a newer link.  Webmaster 23-Jul-2009]  Detailed plans should emerge over the next few months.

It spite of that setback, it was another satisfying day, and with a team of 11 available we were finished by 12:30.

Plans

The next full session will be on:

Wednesday 18th March 2009 at 9:30 am to about 1:00 pm
Location: Near Shilton, on Circular Walk 13
Meet at: Shilton Village Hall (GR 403 847)
Task(s): Install 2 k/g, probably at Site 1 & Site 2 on map
[See Map for details of locations]

Dates for the rest of 2009 will be mostly on the third Wednesday in each month from Jan-Nov.  The expected dates are therefore:

  • Wednesday 15 Apr
  • Wednesday 20 May
  • Wednesday 17 Jun
  • Wednesday 15 Jul 2009
  • Wednesday 19 Aug
  • Wednesday 16 Sep
  • Wednesday 21 Oct
  • Wednesday 18 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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