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ACWA Working Party

On 16-Sep-2009 a Working Party installed a new kissing gate and two pedestrian gates on circular walk 7 route where it crosses Coventry Road, Cubbington.

Final adjustments to the new p/g about 60 metres to the west of Coventry Road : 16-Sep-2009
Final adjustments to the new p/g about 60 metres
to the west of Coventry Road : 16-Sep-2009

September Achievements 2 (cont. from WP News 44)

The first pedestrian gate completed replaced a stile in fair condition about 60 metres to the west of Coventry Road.  The fence both sides of the gate were rebuilt to neatly fill the gap across the enclosed path.

Gardening done & fence being built by the new k/g just to the west of Coventry Road : 16-Sep-2009
Gardening done & fence being built by the new k/g
just to the west of Coventry Road : 16-Sep-2009

The new k/g replaced another stile in fair condition just to the west of Coventry Road.  The fence both sides of the gate were rebuilt to neatly fill the gap across the enclosed path and reconnect to the line of the fence in the hedgerow.  The gate was installed a foot or so further from the road in order to avoid destroying the attractive arch made by the high hedge, and the arch only trimmed sufficiently to ensure good headroom over the new gateway.  A new WMP was erected on the verge of the road.

The delighted team testing the new p/g just to the east of Coventry Road : 16-Sep-2009
The delighted team testing the new p/g just to the east of Coventry Road : 16-Sep-2009

xxxx : 16-Sep-2009
"Coffee Ready" : 16-Sep-2009

The two new gates to the west of Coventry Road : 16-Sep-2009
The two new gates to the west of Coventry Road : 16-Sep-2009

Last but by no means least, the second p/g replaced another stile in fair condition, but which did have some risk that users climbing the stile from the east could slip down the steps onto the concrete bridge or into the ditch.  The new p/g makes reduces this risk, being placed a foot or so further back and incorporating a third step (see photo above left).  The p/g is installed to allow easy conversion to a k/g should it be decided to be needed, but the team who installed it feel this should not be necessary.

A dry and increasingly sunny day made working a pleasure, though hard ground made some of the holes take longer than hoped, and the fencing work was considerable.  With a team of six workers (in three teams of two), and tools only sufficient for two teams it was a busy morning.  We only made it to the King's Head, Cubbington just after 2:00pm - but they now serve food till 2:30, have a good choice of real ale and welcomed us for an enjoyable lunchtime

Plans

The next sessions planned are:

1st Wednesday 7th October 2009 at 9:30 am to about 1:00 pm
Location: Carol Green
Park at: Park in the car park of The Bear at Berkeswell (GR 246 791)
Meet at: Meet in the Bear car park, and we will then arrange a shuttle service to get everyone to Benton Green (GR 256 792 - Item 19 on the map)
Task(s): 1. Finishing touches to boardwalk at site 1 (GR 256 784 - adding anti-
     slip wire netting + dig shallow drainage ditch to west of k/g), 
2. A new k/g + s/b with handrail at site 8 (Item 17 on map
     GR 256 786), north of site 1
3. Add anti-slip wire netting to the "long-bridge" at site 9 (Irem 18).
     see Map for Details of Locations
 
2nd  Wednesday 16th September 2009 at 9:30 am to about 1:00 pm
Details: TBA (Almost certainly somewhere in Warwickshire)
 

The further extra WP day - Wednesday 7-Oct is confirmed - see above for tasks.  This will almost certainly complete our tasks on the Benton Green to Carol Green project.

The expected dates are therefore:

  • Wednesday 7 Oct
  • 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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