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Next WPPrevious WP ACWA Working Party

On 8-May-2013 a WP installed 1 Wooden k/g, improved a bridge, made steps and dug a drainage system at Bradnock's Marsh (not an ACWA walk).

View from the lane, with k/g on left, and a new drainage channel on the right : 8-May-2013
View from the lane, with k/g on left, and a new drainage channel on the right : 8-May-2013

May Achievements

On 8-May-2013 a Working Party installed one Wooden k/g, improved a bridge, made steps and dug a drainage system at Bradnock's Marsh, Marsh House Farm Lane (The lane leading to The Lake at Barston & West Midlands Golf Club).

View from the field, showing improved bridge and new k/g : 8-May-2013
View from the field, showing improved bridge and new k/g : 8-May-2013

A simple sounding task as first stated, was more complex due to the usual challenge of fitting a wooden k/g securely, and the need to deal with the drop from the road verge and the need to try and ensure the water from road and ditch and field will now flow so the gate and path are usually dry.

Weather forecast sounded dull and cooler but after a few drops of rain as we arrived, it evolved to a sunny day - but it was 2:30pm before we finished!  By then the local pub at Barston had shut. and only 3 of us got to "The Bear at Berkswell" for a late but very welcome lunch.

Plans

The next two full sessions (BOTH IN JUNE) planned are:

 1. Wednesday 12th June 2013 at 9:30 am to about 1:00 pm
Location:

Path R144 Ryton to Wolston, at point one field south of the Sewage Works. (GR 395 747)

Park at:

Garden Organic (Ryton Gardens) car par (GR 399 744). Park close to road away from the main store entrance

Meet at:

Site 1 (GR 395 747)

Task(s):

Build new KIT BRIDGE to replace bridge closed from 10-May-2013
    See Map for Location 

 2. Wednesday 19th June 2013 at 9:30 am to about 1:00 pm
Location:

Area of former paddocks where ACW leaves Breach Oak Lane (GR 303 871)

Park at:

On grass verge of Breach Oak Lane

Meet at:

Site 1 (GR 303 871)

Task(s):

Re-install 3 metal kissing gates 
    See Map for Location                                          

The probable 2013 dates (assuming 3rd Wed every month Jan-Nov agreed at AGM) are:

       
  • 12-Jun-2013 
  • 19-Jun-2013 
  • 17-Jul-2013
  • 21-Aug-2013
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  • 18-Sep-2013
  • 16-Oct-2013
  • 20-Nov-2013
  • Why not volunteer to join us whenever you can?  Please contact Bob Carey on 024 7645 5251 for further information.


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