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Next WPPrevious WP ACWA Working Party

On 18-Jan-2012 a Working Party installed a wooden bridle gate at the site on Truggist Lane and a metal k/g at a site in Spencers Lane.

The completed bridle gate at the site on Truggist Lane : 18-Jan-2012
The completed bridle gate at the site on Truggist Lane : 18-Jan-2012

January Achievements

The first task was to install a wooden bridle gate at the site on Truggist Lane, on the same site where we installed a very long bridge on 20-Apr-2011.  An awkward site to fit the gate, but ingenuity led to a satisfactory solution.  A sub-group from this team also put a new Waymark post at a nearby site up the path leading to walk.

The k/g by Spencers Lane being installed : 18-Jan-2012
The k/g by Spencers Lane being installed : 18-Jan-2012

The second task was to install a metal k/g at a site in Spencers Lane where a path leads to the stile and boardwalk we installed on ACW on 2-Sep-2009.  The gate fitted in easily with ground soft for digging the holes, but deciding the best position led to one hole being dug three times!  A sub group of two from this team walked up to the boardwalk where excessive growth of grass and hedgerow was trimmed back drastically, and a securing nail added to firmly fix the Waymark post to the boardwalk support.

The Boardwalk, before clearing : 29-Dec-2011
The Boardwalk, before
clearing : 29-Dec-2011

The cleared Boardwalk, photo a few days later : 22-Jan-2012
The cleared Boardwalk,
photo a few days after WP : 22-Jan-2012

Neither gate site was on an ACWA path, but both are on paths linking to our walks.

Another enjoyable and productive day.  We finishing all the work about 1pm and then had yet another good lunch in The Bear at Berkswell.

Plans

The next full session planned is:

  Wednesday 21st March 2012 at 9:30 am to about 1:00 pm
Location: Between Ram Hall and Berkswell
Park at:

near Ram Hall (GR 246 783)

Meet at:

Site 1

Task(s):

Replace stiles with k/g at Site 1 and Site 2 
  see Map for Details

There will not be a full WP during February due to difficulties of the LA to get permission in time from the farmers on the sites being proposed.  However we will have a very small WP before the end of February to erect one WMP and add WM where needed on the new C2K route over Kenilworth Common.

The probable remaining 2012 dates (3rd Wed every month Jan-Nov) are:

  • 21-Mar-2012 
  • 18-Apr-2012 
  • 16-May-2012 
  • 20-Jun-2012 
  • 18-Jul-2012
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  • 15-Aug-2012 
  • 19-Sep-2012 
  • 17-Oct-2012 
  • 21-Nov-2012 

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    Why not volunteer to join us whenever you can?

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


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