ACWA Working Party
On 3-Jun-2009 a Working Party installed two new
kissing gates on ACW route near Carol Green.
The 1st new k/g, showing the raised path in the foreground : 3-Jun-2009
June Achievements 1 (cont. on WP News 39)
The first new k/g is located at GR 256 784,
where the path used to first meet the wetlands. The new gate
is installed so that the path from the north now levels off some 6"
above the old level - hopefully enough to stay above water, even in
the flood periods. The boardwalk we plan to install next
month will continue at this level over the area of marshland/floodplain for the next
10 metres or so.
The 2nd new k/g, showing the new culvert just beyond the gate : 3-Jun-2009
The second k/g is located across the next
field at GR 257 783. The farmer had already solved the local
drainage issues with a deeper ditch and a culvert for the footpath,
and will continue with further improvements from here to beyond the
"long bridge to mud". Further on still, we will be replacing 4
more stiles on the path to Carol Green.
John Green summarised the day (quoting from his email):
"I'm delighted to announce that work
started yesterday to improve the ACW footpath between Bentons Green
and Carol Green. Hence forth known as BERNARD'S AVENUE.
Two stiles were removed and replaced by two Kissing gates.
This was the first stage of a project scheduled for June, July &
August. As an onlooker once again, I am proud to say that the
workmanship, skill, fun and the pint of Bombadier at the Bell was of
the highest order. Well done all concerned.
Bet Gordon Brown wishes he had a team round him of the
calibre of our working party. Especially as no expenses were
Next month will see the installation of a Boardwalk which I
believe will be called Bernard's Bridge."
The next two sessions are planned as follows:
||Wednesday 17th June 2009 at 9:30 am
to about 1:00 pm|
||Circular Walk 7, near end Note 1. Weston
Lane near Bubbenhall|
Parking space in Weston Lane opposite site 1 (GR 363 709)|
||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
July 2009 at 9:30 am to about 1:00 pm|
||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 junction of Spencers
Lane with path M206 about 350 yds from junction with ACW
towards Berkeswell (GR 256 780)|
||Install new Boardwalk on ACW route
north of Spencers Lane at |
GR 256 784
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 mostly expected
to be in Warwickshire.
We are also planning extra
dates for work in Solihull, carrying out tasks on the Benton Green
to Carol Green improvement project.
The expected dates are therefore:
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.