ACWA Working Party
On 5-Aug-2009 a Working Party installed two new kissing gates on the ACW
route just north of Carol Green.
The first new k/g, with 3 of the proud & colourful team : 5-Aug-2009
August Achievements 1 (to be cont. on WP News 43)
The first new is k/g is located at GR 258 780
(site 10), two fields before ACW reaches Spencers Lane. This
k/g replaces an aging stile just south of the sleeper bridge and the third new k/g installed on 1-July.
A different 3 of the team for the first new k/g, plus their transport
returning along ACW route : 5-Aug-2009
The second new k/g located at GR 257 778 (site 11),
one field before ACW reaches Spencers Lane. This k/g
replaces a "new" stile installed a few years
ago when the culvert was widened. We were able to install it
so that the new stoned farm track also extends through the new
k/g. You will also note that we were able to drive our "tool truck"
right up to the site - explaining why our two tool trolleys
could be used for transport to the first k/g!
The second new k/g nearing completion : 5-Aug-2009
The second new k/g team with added help : 5-Aug-2009
In summary another satisfying
day, with priority tasks completed, even though the weather was
"somewhat damp" (but after a day of heavy rain making the ground
sodden, not too much to wet us, but caggies got well used!). The sun came out to cheer
us after lunch at the Peeping Tom.
The next sessions planned are:
19th August 2009 at 9:30 am to about 1:00
||On or near to Tantara Lodge to
||On the "Green Triangle" near Cloud Bridge
(GR 344 724) where the road from Bubbenhall meets the
Stoneleigh to Tantara Lodge road.|
||Initially at the "Green Triangle" then one
party will walk to Site 1, and the second party will take 1
or 2 cars plus one set of tools to Parking Space 2 then walk to Site
||Replace Stiles by k/g at at Sites 1
(GR 345 723) & 5 (GR 350 718) |
for Details of Locations
September 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 256 778)|
||Meet at junction of Spencers Lane
with path M206 about 350 yds from junction
with ACW towards Berkeswell (GR 256 780)|
||Install a new boardwalk at site 1 (GR 256
784), and a new k/g at site 13, three fields
before ACW reaches Spencers Lane|
see Map for Details of Locations
The extra WP day - Wednesday 2 Sep is now confirmed.
The task will almost certainly be to build the Boardwalk to
hopefully complete our tasks on the Benton Green to Carol Green
The expected dates are therefore:
Wednesday 19 Aug
Wednesday 2 Sep
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.