ACWA Working Party
Draft - Some Details
of Next WP still need confirming
20-Apr-2011 a Working Party built a long bridge over a pond beside
Truggist Lane, south of
Carol Green. Not on any ACW paths, but the path links to
The finished bridge : 20-Apr-2011
The bridge built was on the path coming down the drive from Moat
House Farm, which then crosses Truggist Lane to pass Truggist Hill
Farm. The bridge crosses a wide ditch by a pond, and the ditch
gets flooded in wet weather.
The longest plank bridge we have done so far - 3 planks long x 3
planks wide, 6 pairs of support posts, each with 1 or 2 linking
horizontal plank supports, and a handrail. SMBC supplied the
full kit partly drilled + bolts and screws, which with a bit of
adaptive engineering produced an excellent bridge. For the
first time since we had the new drill, we used both batteries - but
some of this was drilling tree roots!
Precision Engineering : 20-Apr-2011
SkyDrive if you would like to see more photos. We
came away in the knowledge that we had achieved a good result!
There will be no session during May-2011.
There may be a small WP on about 1-Jun-2011 to build 2 small
bridges on Ulli & Miranda's farm.
The next full session planned is:
||Wednesday 15th June 2011 at 9:30 am to
about 1:00 pm|
||On Walk 1 between Benton Green
Lane and Broad Lane|
In Benton Green or on verge of Benton
Green Lane or on verge of Broad Lane - then walk to
Meeting Point where Walk 1 leaves
Benton Green Lane (GR 258 790) to help carry tools
&/or materials, or at Site 1 or Site 2 if arriving
Replace two stiles on Walk 1 Benton
Green Lane to Broad Lane leg with
The expected remaining 2011 dates are:
Wednesday 16-Nov-2011 |
Why not volunteer to join us whenever you can?
Please contact Bob Carey on 024 7645
5251 for further