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ACWA Working Party

On 17-Mar-2010 a Working Party installed two new kissing gates in Brinklow, one on Circular Walk 12 and the second on Path R42 at eastern end of Butchers Close.

New k/g by Ell Lane/Rugby Road junction - note the Tump in background, recently cleared of trees and bushes : 17-Mar-2010
New k/g by Ell Lane/Rugby Road junction - note the Tump
in background, recently cleared of trees and bushes : 17-Mar-2010

March Achievements

On 17-Mar-2010 a Working Party installed one Metal k/g on Circular Walk 12 at start of Note 8 (GR 440 794 : Ell Lane/Rugby Road junction) and one Metal k/g at eastern end of Butchers Close (GR 435 793 - on Path R42 linking to ACW, but NOT an ACW path).

New k/g and seat by Ell La./Rugby Rd. junction : 17-Mar-2010
New k/g and seat by Ell La./Rugby Rd. junction : 17-Mar-2010

 

 

Birmingham Ramblers
Birmingham Ramblers

The new k/g by Ell Lane/Rugby Road junction replaced the substantial stile with three steps up from the solid sleeper bridge, both installed by City of Birmingham Ramblers some years ago.  We expected we would need to construct steps between the sleeper bridge and the k/g, but were able instead to build a gentle slope which works well.  We also installed a seat using one of the stile steps which still recognises the efforts of Birmingham Ramblers.

The new k/g at the end of Butchers Close : 17-Mar-2010
The new k/g at the end of Butchers Close : 17-Mar-2010

The new k/g at the end of Butchers Close replaces a rough stile over a substantial fence with posts which were becoming wobbly.  New posts were added near each end of the k/g making the fence firm and stable, and the new WMP finished off the installation well.

A record attendance of 11, plus fine weather meant both tasks were finished by 12:45, and we again went to The Raven for lunch.

Plans

The next session planned is:

  Wednesday 21st April 2010 at 9:30 am to about 1:00 pm
Location: Between Eaves Green & Meriden Shafts.
Park at: Either on verge of Showell Lane at the start of the Bridleway (GR 262 826) or if we get permission in the Horse Field.
Meet at: Worksite as below 
Task(s):

Replace Stile and mud by k/g & s/b at site 2 (GR 263 828)
   [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 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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