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Next WPPrevious WP ACWA Working Party

On 18-Jun-2014 a WP installed two k/g between Netherwood Lane & Warwick Road just west of Chadwick End - a priority task SMBC asked us to do (not an ACWA path).

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 Site 1 work in progress : 18-Jun-2014

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 Completed : 18-Jun-2014

June Achievements

On 18-Jun-2014 a WP installed two k/g between Netherwood Lane (GR 201 732) & Warwick Road (GR 204 733) just west of Chadwick End.  This was a task Solihull MBC have been wanting to complete for some while (but not an ACWA path). 

Site 1 (Netherwood Lane) was in delightful countryside, with the lane mostly used by walkers and cyclist and having a wide grass verge to park our cars and spread out the materials and tools.  Site 1 started work first, but had very solid concrete round the old stile posts which after hard work chipping very little off we changed plan to site the k/g a few inches back.  Progress was then good, and with plenty of volunteers we started work on replacing the sleeper bridge forming a smooth path from the lane right through the k/g at the same time.  With more help from the Site 1 team during the last stages all completed at about 1:30.

One unusual small extra task - we found a Geocaching cache under the old sleeper bridge.  We kept it safe till all finished, and as a final task found a new hiding place and put the "treasure" there.

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 Site 2 work just started : 18-Jun-2014

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 Completed : 18-Jun-2014

Site 2 (Warwick Road) looks like delightful countryside, but just past the stile or k/g is a main road.   The task was basically a routine replacement of the stile, and although started last was finished much before site 1.

Another  dry and sunny day made working a pleasure.  All tasks completed by 1:35, and all packed up by just about 1:50.  Some of us then yet again went to the Peeping Tom pub and enjoyed a good lunch.

Plans

The next full session planned will be on:

  Wednesday 16th July 2014 at 9:30 am to about 1:00 pm
Location: Walk 03, Walk09 & Walk17
Park at: See draft plan supplied to all who volunteered to come
Meet at:    "    "    "
Task(s):

Path Clearance Working Parties

The probable 2014 dates (assuming 3rd Wed every month Apr-Nov) will be:

       
  • 16-Jul-2014
  • 20-Aug-2014
  • 17-Sep-2014
    • 15-Oct-2014
    • 19-Nov-2014

    Why not volunteer to join us whenever you can?  Please contact Bob Carey on 024 7645 5251 for further information.
     


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