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ACWA Working Party

On 18-Aug-2010 a Working Party replaced stiles at each end of a footbridge with p/g, widened a sleeper bridge and also installed a new kissing gate near Allesley Green.

The new pedestrian gate seen from the south: 18-Aug-2010
The new pedestrian gate seen from the south : 18-Aug-2010

August Achievements

The main task was to improve the bridge at GR 284 806 by replacing the stiles at each end by wooded pedestrian gates with their own new posts, but also to add a new WMP at the southern end and build steps at the northern end.

The second new pedestrian gate seen from the north : 18-Aug-2010
The second new pedestrian gate seen from the north : 18-Aug-2010

This main task proved to be a lengthy one due to everything being assembled from basic components, and some tricky decisions on the best way of achieving the excellent end result.  Note our new drill  in the photo above - without it this task would have hardly been possible, but amazingly only one battery was used.  The team of 6 working on the main task put in a long days work finishing about 4:30.

We also widened the sleeper bridge some 400 metres to the west, and added a 4th sleeper to widen the s/b 200 metres to the east.  A small team of two did both these tasks, with some welcome help for nearly 3 hours from a passing walker from Eastern Green!  We then joined the main team to watch them do the finishing touches!

The new k/g, including a new oak WMP and stepping stones through the high accessibility hoops : 18-Aug-2010
The new k/g, including a new oak WMP
and stepping stones through the
high accessibility hoops : 18-Aug-2010

 

Widened s/b on the <BR>walk back : 18-Aug-2010
Widened s/b on the
walk back : 18-Aug-2010

This was our first Working Party in the modern series to take on a task with Coventry CC Rangers.  The path we worked on is not on an ACWA route, but is one of the principle routes from Coventry to the countryside, and joins ACW Circular Walk 1 just west of the new k/g.  We will return soon to replace 4 more stiles with metal k/g!

A long day - beating the previous record!  We did not even get to a pub for lunch, but ate in shifts from an excellent spread supplied by Tina.  By the time we had completed the walk back to our cars it was 5:00pm

Constructing the new fence at 74th Coventry Scout HQ : 25-Aug-2010
Constructing the new fence at 74th Coventry Scout HQ : 25-Aug-2010

On 25-Aug-2010 we built the first half of a new fence at the 74th Coventry Scout HQ in Whitley, Coventry

Plans

The next session planned is:

  Wednesday 15th September 2010 at 9:30 am to about 1:00 pm
Location: Kenilworth Golf Course
Park at:

Golf Course Club House Car Park, Crewe Lane, Kenilworth  CV8 2EA  (GR 308 725 : Marker 1 on the Map) 
Note that Dalehouse Lane is closed to through traffic, so approach the golf course from a different route.  Either Common Lane or Crew Lane off the B 4115. 

Meet at:

Golf Course Club House Car Park

Task(s):

Install 14 new/replacement WMP on the path crossing Kenilworth Golf Course, plus replace the stile next to the A 46 near to Stoneleigh
  see Map for Details


The expected 2010 dates remaining are now:

  • 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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