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ACWA Working Party

On 21-Oct-2009 a Working Party installed three new kissing gates, on Circular Walk 10, the section approaching Brinklow from Kings Newnham.

The completed new k/g at Site 3 : 21-Oct-2009
The completed new k/g at Site 3 : 21-Oct-2009

October Achievements 2 (cont. from WP News 46)

This was the first stage of making Path 83 (Brinklow to Kings Newnham) stile-free.  When completed it will open up a good 4.4 mile short walk using the northern half of Circular Walk 10.

Finishing touches to the new k/g at Site 2 : 21-Oct-2009
Finishing touches to the new k/g at Site 2 : 21-Oct-2009

All three sites were basically straightforward, although it would have been better having the opposite handed gate at site 2 - indeed we may have to return to swap gates here at a later time.

Site 1 : 21-Oct-2009
Site 1 : 21-Oct-2009

The kit laid out by site 3, with a further dozen 'volunteers' arriving to see what's happening : 21-Oct-2009
The kit laid out by site 3, with a further dozen "volunteers" arriving to see what's happening : 21-Oct-2009

A dry and partly sunny day made working a pleasure, and we finished 3 k/g by 1:30pm, in spite of extra time spent swapping tools between the three sites spaced about 200yds apart.  We had what is probably a record turnout - ten hard workers, plus John in support with coffee etc.  At the end we all went to The Raven, Brinklow for lunch - this time without warning, but the one member of staff on duty managed to serve all our drinks and prepare all our food as quick as we have had from anywhere else - well done!  We will return (with warning) when we come to continue this path.

Plans

The next sessions planned are:

1st  Wednesday 4th November 2009 at 9:30 am to about 1:00 pm
Location: On ACW about 550 metres from where ACW leaves Church Lane - walk along the edge of two fields.
Park at: Church Lane, Meriden - there is a good area for parking there just by the vicarage and only 100metres from where ACW leaves Church Lane going south towards Back Lane
Meet at: Church Lane or the site of the stile to be replaced.
Task(s):

Install one new metal k/g plus create a step as necessary.

 
2nd  Wednesday 18th November 2009 at 9:30 am to about 1:00 pm
Location: (Probably) on Circular Walk 10, the section approaching Brinklow from Kings Newnham
Park at: In Brinklow Village or on verge along Cathiron Lane 
Meet at: Site 1 (GR 437 791) at Junction of Fosse Way with
Cathiron Lane/Rugby Road
Task(s):

Replace 2 more stiles with k/g at Sites 4 & 5.   See Map for Details of Locations which also shows stiles to be replaced at a later date

 
Note that yet another WP between Benton Green & Carol Green is now proposed for Wednesday 4th November - details will follow early week beginning 26-October.
 
It is likely that next year we will continue to meet on the third Wednesday each month from 20-Jan-2010 through to 17-Nov-2010.  Details soon.
 

The expected remaining 2009 dates are:

  • Wednesday 4 Nov
  • 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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