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ACWA Working Party

On 20-May-2009 a Working Party installed two new kissing gates and a new signpost on Circular Walk 7, north of Weston Lane, Bubbenhall.

Second new k/g : 20-May-2009
Second new k/g : 20-May-2009

May Achievements

The first new k/g is located where the path north leaves Weston Lane, Bubbenhall (GR 363 709).  This replaced an extremely wobbly and hard to climb stile.

Old WMP & Stile : 20-May-2009
Old WMP & Stile : 12-Feb-2008


New WMP & First New k/g : 20-May-2009
New WMP & First New k/g : 20-May-2009

The second k/g is located at the far side of the first field to the north (GR 365 710), and although in fair condition and easy to climb was nearly due for replacement.  The next two k/g heading north are both in poor condition and are planned for replacement in June.

We only had a team of 4 (one on light duties with a hurt back!) but weather dry & sunny all morning and digging easier than usual so were finished till 1:00pm.  We then went for lunch at the Malt Shovel, Bubbenhall, arriving in sunshine but leaving with the arrival of the first heavy shower on cue as forecast.  We will return next month.


Two sessions are planned for June as follows:

1 Wednesday 3rd June 2009 at 9:30 am to about 1:00 pm
Location: Carol Green
Park at: Park on the NW side of the straight section of Spencers Lane about 100 yds from junction with ACW towards Berkeswell (GR 257 778)
Meet at: Meet at junction of Spencers Lane with path M206 about 350 yds from junction with ACW towards Berkeswell (GR 256 780)
Task(s): Install 2 new k/g on ACW route north of Spencers Lane at GR 256 784 and GR 257 783 
  see Map for Details of Locations
2 Wednesday 17th June 2009 at 9:30 am to about 1:00 pm
Location: Circular Walk 7, near end Note 1.  Weston Lane near Bubbenhall
Meet at: Parking space in Weston Lane opposite site 1 (GR 363 709)
Task(s): Replace last two stiles north of Weston Lane (GR 366 709), and Strim the path alongside the wood heading east
  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, with work expected to be in Warwickshire.
We are also planning three extra dates for work in Solihull, carrying out tasks on the Benton Green to Carol Green improvement project.  Details to follow soon.

The expected dates are therefore:

  • Wednesday 3 Jun
  • Wednesday 17 Jun
  • Wednesday 1 Jul 
  • Wednesday 15 Jul
  • Wednesday 5 Aug
  • 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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