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ACWA Working Party

On 20-Jan-2010 a Working Party installed two new gates and a new WMP, on paths in Brinklow, a k/g on path R82, a p/g and a WMP on ACW.

The new k/g, with the jumbled farmyard in background : 20-Jan-2010
The new k/g, with the jumbled farmyard in background : 20-Jan-2010

January Achievements

The k/g replaced a very wobbly and high stile on path R82, going from Butchers Close (opposite Brinklow PO - GR 434 794) east to join ACW.

The new p/g, with the stile due to become another p/g beyond, and the muddy route over the old canal which will soon be bypassed : 20-Jan-2010
The new p/g, with the stile due to become another p/g beyond, and
the muddy route over the old canal which will soon be bypassed : 20-Jan-2010

The p/g is on the ACW where it crosses the old southern part of the Brinklow Arm of the Oxford Canal.  ACW has been bypassing the definitive path and two stiles by sharing the muddy farm track used by many cattle.  This task is the first stage of restoring the official route, fenced off from the muddy farm track - in a few months time we will replace the second stile, raise the level of the path between the two stiles and add a stone surface to avoid all the mud.  We will also replace the stile on path R82 as it leaves Butchers Close, and hopefully the other two stiles on ACW/Walk 12, thus creating more stile-free short walks near Brinklow. 

The new WMP : 20-Jan-2010
The new WMP : 20-Jan-2010

Finally we did a little task of great significance - replacing the WMP which vanished from the point where ACW arrives on the Coventry Road in Brinklow - this new WMP  removes one of the places people who did not read the map have got lost!

A good day, with the forecast rain being only a few drops, and a team large enough and hard working so all tasks were complete by 12:10.  By 1:10 we were all packed up, at the Raven in the dry and served with hot food to eat with our good Beer!

Plans

The next session planned is:

  Wednesday 17th February 2010 at 9:30 am to about 1:00 pm
Location: On Path M204 from Benton Green Lane to junction of ACW and Walk3 (Note - NOT on walk 3, but on the path going north from the junction to Benton Green Lane)
Park at: Park in the car park of The Bear at Berkeswell (GR 246 791)
Meet at:

Meet in the car park, and we will then arrange a shuttle service to get everyone to the junction of Path M204 and Benton Green Lane (GR 259 784)

Task(s):

Install one new wooden k/g at Site 12 (Marker 22) and one new metal k/g at Site 13 (Marker 23)  
  see Map for Details of Locations

 
It is confirmed that we will continue to meet on the third Wednesday each month from 20-Jan-2010 through to 17-Nov-2010.

The expected 2010 dates are therefore:

  • Wednesday 17 Feb-2010 (Solihull)
  • Wednesday 17 Mar-2010 (Warwickshire)
  • Wednesday 21 Apr-2010 (Solihull)
  • Wednesday 19 May-2010
  • Wednesday 16 Jun-2010
  • Wednesday 21 Jul-2010
  • Wednesday 18 Aug-2010
  • Wednesday 15 Sep-2010
  • Wednesday 20 Oct-2010
  • Wednesday 17 Nov-2010
  • Why not volunteer to join us whenever you can?

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


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