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ACWA Working Party

On 17-Feb-2010 a Working Party installed two new gates on Path M204 from near Carol Green.

The new Wooden k/g : 17-Feb-2010
The new Wooden k/g : 17-Feb-2010

February Achievements

On 17-Feb-2010 a Working Party installed one Wooden k/g plus one Metal k/g on Path M204 from Benton Green Lane to junction of ACW and Walk3 (Note - M204 is NOT on walk 3, but on the path going north from the junction to Benton Green Lane).

The Wooden k/g replaced a stile by the Lane.  The kit came with no holes drilled, but fortunately we had our new Makita drill with two rechargeable 18v 3Ah li-ion batteries, which (after going to buy a new 3/4" bit) made light work of the challenge.

The new Metal k/g : 17-Feb-2010
The new Metal k/g : 17-Feb-2010

The Metal k/g replaced a stile just north of the junction with ACW.  As well as installing the gate, we built fences both sides.

Two other stiles on this path were replaced by metal k/g by SMBC during 2009, and the two done at this working party now makes this path stile-free.

The day was cloudy and cold, with drizzle, sleet and snow showers.  The ground was very sticky mud, and we had a few delays from difficulties getting layouts which fitted the situation to running out of 6" nails - but the new drill performed well, drilling all the holes needed for the wooden gate and for the fence on left of the metal gate, with the first battery still having power to spare and the second battery not needed.  We finished work at c.2:15 and with feeling wet and muddy only 4 of us went for lunch at the Bear.


The next session planned is:

  Wednesday 17th March 2010 at 9:30 am to about 1:00 pm
Location: Brinklow
Park at: The Raven Pub (GR 436 796) car park or on Broad Street
Meet at: End of Butchers Close (GR 435 793), but will move one team to Ell Lane/Rugby Road junction (GR 440 794 : Marker 4 ) 

(Probably) install :
a k/g at eastern end of Butchers Close (GR 435 793 : Marker 10 ),
a k/g on Walk 12 at start of Note 8 (GR 440 794 : Marker 4 ), 
and (if time) a k/g at entry to the Motte (GR 436 794 : Marker 3)

  See Map for details of locations

We will continue to meet on the third Wednesday each month from 20-Jan-2010 through to 17-Nov-2010.

The expected 2010 dates remaining are:

  • 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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