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ACWA Working Party

On 21-Apr-2010 a Working Party installed one new kissing gates one new sleeper bridge on the ACW path between Eaves Green & Meriden Shafts.

View from the north of finished installation : 21-Apr-2010
View from the north of finished installation : 21-Apr-2010

April Achievements

On 21-Apr-2010 a Working Party installed one Metal k/g to replace a stile and one new sleeper bridge to replace a muddy ditch with rough stepping stones on the ACW path between Eaves Green & Meriden Shafts (GR 263 828).

View from the south with the team of 5 working on the k/g : 21-Apr-2010
View from the south with the team of 5 working on the k/g : 21-Apr-2010

The site passes through two thick hedges either side of a wide but shallow ditch.  This allowed us to site the k/g a metre south of the stile it replaced still leaving a generous space between the edge of the field and the hoops of the k/g.  This in turn allowed us to have one team working on the k/g and one on the s/b without getting in each others way.  It also allowed us to fit the s/b and grade the path to form a gentle slope from the k/g through to the path on the north side of the hedge.

We also fitted a new WMP by the north side of the hedge, a seat made from the stile step by the edge of the horse field and surfaced the path with sand and gravel.  Altogether this is a great improvement.

A good attendance of 8, plus fine weather meant both tasks were finished by 13:10, and we again went to The Queen's Head for lunch.

Plans

The next session planned is:

  Wednesday 19th May 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: The Raven Pub (GR 436 796) car park or on Broad Street
Task(s):

(Probably) install :
a k/g at southern entrance to the Motte (GR 437 796 : Marker 3),
a p/g and s/b at a site nearby, plus a WMP

  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 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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