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ACWA Working Party

On 20-Jul-2011 a Working Party replaced one stile on Millennium Way (MW), and installed one new k/g on Walk 1/MW, on the Broad Lane to Back Lane MW leg.

Trying to work out how to dig holes in a concrete rubble road : 20-Jul-2011
Trying to work out how to dig holes in a concrete rubble road : 20-Jul-2011

July Achievements

The days task sounded as if it would be a simple installation of two metal k/g.  BUT one of them was at the entrance to the farm track leaving Broad Lane, which involved fitting in with the farmer's plan to install a f/g, and SMBC actions to clear away dumped rubbish and flush out the culvert going under Broad Lane.  We spent some time clearing undergrowth and branches in preparation, and then in helping the SMBC team clear the rubbish, then more waiting for the farmer to come with the new f/g.

Digging out the old slam post for the f/g proved hard work, solved in the end by digging a new hole just in front of the old one.  Digging the holes for the new k/g was also a challenge, because the whole entrance area was well compacted concrete rubble!  By 3:00pm however we cracked it, and we believe it was a job well done!

The second k/g had it's own difficulties, but that was finished an hour or so earlier.  For more photos, including both sites as finished visit SkyDrive.

Plans

Either in August or September we expect to return to the same area to replace the two stiles on Walk 1, and maybe install a new sleeper bridge &/or dig out the ditch.

The next full session planned is:

  Wednesday 17th August 2011 at 9:30 am to about 1:00 pm
Location: On Walk 1 between Broad Lane and Back Lane
Park at:

On verge of Broad Lane or point 7 - then walk to meeting point

Meet at:

Meeting Point where Walk 1 leaves Broad Lane (GR 263 797 Point 5 on map)

Task(s):

Replace stiles at site 3 and site 6 with k/g.  At site 3, we wll probably also add sleeper bridge crossing the muddy shallow ditch &/or dig the ditch deeper from there to the deep ditch towrds Broad Lane. 
    see Map for Details

The expected remaining 2011 dates are:

  • Wednesday 17-Aug-2011
  • Wednesday 21-Sep-2011


  • Wednesday 19-Oct-2011
  • Wednesday 16-Nov-2011 
  • Why not volunteer to join us whenever you can?

    Please contact Bob Carey on 024 7645 5251 for further information.
     


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