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ACWA Working Party

On 18-Mar-2009 a Working Party installed two new kissing gate on Circular Walk 13 near Jasmine Cottage, Shilton.

First First new k/g next to Jasmine Cottage, with the second k/g visible across the field : 18-Mar-2009
First new k/g next to Jasmine Cottage, with the second k/g visible across the field : 18-Mar-2009

March Achievements

On 18-Mar-2009 a Working Party installed two new kissing gates beside field gates where Circular Walk 13 leaves Bulkington Road, Shilton (GR 404 846 - near Jasmine Cottage).

The first k/g had to fit in the narrow space between the f/g and the fence by the garage.  This was achieved by using the fence as half of the cage, the other half being a single curved section bolted to a new half round fence post.  An excellent configuration, fitting this situation perfectly and easy to walk through.  We learned something new again, which I'm sure we'll use at another site before long.

Excess Excess supplies of fencing posts being carried away from the Second k/g : 18-Mar-2009
Excess supplies of fencing posts being carried away from the Second k/g : 18-Mar-2009

The second k/g was fitted to the right of a new f/g (which has replaced a hard to open or climb earlier gate in the ditch!).

The end result is that we can walk this route without the challenges of opening two tricky f/gs, and the farmer can lock the gates and increase the security of his stock.

No setbacks on this day, and weather perfect, soft digging - it was another satisfying day, and with a team of 8 available we were finished by 12:30.

Plans

The next full session will be on:

Wednesday 15th April 2009 at 9:30 am to about 1:00 pm
Location: Circular Walk 7, Note 2.  Weston Lane near Bubbenhall
Meet at: Parking space in Weston Lane near Weston Fields Farm (GR 363 709)
Task(s): Install 2 new k/g and one extra WMP south of Weston Lane
  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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