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ACWA Working Party

On 4-Nov-2009 a Working Party installed one new kissing gate, on ACW, the section south of Church Lane, Meriden.

The completed new k/g : 4-Nov-2009
The completed new k/g : 4-Nov-2009

November Achievements 1 (to be cont. on WP News 49)

The new k/g replaces what was the first stile on ACW route, about 620 metres south from where ACW leaves Church Lane, Meriden (GR 252 810).

Gardening, and packing up (including spare timber) : 4-Nov-2009
Gardening, and packing up (including spare timber) : 4-Nov-2009

The Coventry Way Association team had another successful day.  Slight problems at first with positioning the gate but after lots of discussions it was decided to relocate the gate approximately 1.5 metres to the right so when you came through the gate you didn't fall in to the ditch.  It also avoided removing the solidly concreted in metal gate post - and the need to create a step.  The Solihull MBC team arrived just after the plan was finalised, and agreed that the layout was fine.

The Bristol Gate : 11-Nov-2009
The Bristol Gate : 11-Nov-2009

One member of the ACW team walked ACW south to Coventry Road (continuation of Broad Lane), checking and where needed correcting all the waymarks.  [Note: Being short of HofEW WM on the day, I returned on 11-Nov-2009 to add 17 HofEW WM so all relavant places have both.  I also took a photo of the Bristol Gate.  Peter Page]

On the same morning, a team of contractors to Solihull MBC installed a new "Bristol Gate" to replace a stile + f/g two fields (c.200 metres) beyond the new k/g, and the farmer removed the last redundant stile.  These actions now make the complete path from Church Lane to Back Lane stile-free.


The next session planned is:

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

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

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 date and the first 4 in 2010 are therefore:

  • Wednesday 18 Nov
  • Wednesday 20 Jan-2010 (Warwickshire)
  • Wednesday 17 Feb-2010 (Solihull)
  • Wednesday 17 Mar-2010 (Warwickshire)
  • Wednesday 21 Apr-2010 (Solihull)
  • Why not volunteer to join us whenever you can?

    Please contact Bob Carey on 024 7645 5251 for further information.

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