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Next WPPrevious WP ACWA Working Party

On 15-Jul-2015 a WP cleared a stretch of blocked path on CW03 leaving Cromwell Lane.

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The big blockage before and after clearance.  After looks as
good as the path turns left then right- 15-Jul-2015

July Achievements

This path was reported as badly blocked.

The worst points were the bracken just beyond the end of the initial path and one of the overgrown areas of shrubs where the path was completely blocked (users had created a bypass by going through the fence on to the old football pitch area and then back again).

Heavy clearing was needed on many other parts, including the path immediately leaving the road, and the WMP was leaning due to rotting under the ground.

Final photo of path from the road and re-erected WMP - 15-Jul-2015

Using similar strategy to Jun WP, progress was good, but some parts of the path were simply cleared to about a 1 metre wide to allow immediate use.  When we have time we will return to create a 2 metre path which should still be usable for a year or so, and will only need a small team with two Battery Hedge Trimmers and a small amount of use of Loppers & saws.

A small team did a recce forward all the way to the edge of Black Waste Wood to see & photo a few key jobs needing planning.

See One-Drive Slideshow for full size versions of the three pictures above and about 20 others telling the full story of how we left it.

All tasks completed by by about 13:35.  Some of us went back to the Peeping Tom and enjoyed a good lunch, but lunchtime was from c. 13:00 to 14:30 in shifts to fit in with afternoon commitments. 


The next WP is due on on Wednesday 19th August 2015 - Details below.  

On 16-Sep-2015 the WP will probably build a new boardwalk to extend the "long bridge to mud" to reach dry grass, north of Carol Green.

  Wednesday 19th Aug 2015 at 9:30 am to about 1:00 pm
Location: More Path clearing - see Map for likely places
Park at: see Map for likely places
Meet at: see Map for likely places
Task(s): see Map for likely tasks (outline only - detailed email will be sent to those expecting to come)    See Map for details

The probable 2015 dates (assuming 3rd Wed every month Jan-Nov as now agreed) will be:

  • 19-Aug-2015
  • 16-Sep-2015
  • 21-Oct-2015
  • 18-Nov-2015

Why not volunteer to join us whenever you can?  Please contact Peter Page on 024 7641 3553 for further information (Bob Carey will be in Turkey for another week or two)..

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