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Next WPPrevious WP ACWA Working Party

Early October two small WP did more path clearing.  On 21-Oct-2015, a full WP cleared the path Hodgett's Lane to bridge over Greenway - Part of Walk 3A.

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Part of the cleared path 03A, with the ditch on the NW side : 22-Oct-2015

Note:  All photos were taken on day after the WP.  I visited the next day and
found Phill there as I took above picture, and discussed the ditch problem in more detail.

October Achievements

In early October two small WP did more path clearing:

  1. On 01-Oct-2015.  JohnA/Bernard carried out a full check and actions as practical on Walks 2 & 2A.
     
  2. On 16-Oct-2015.  BobC + Bill + Barry + Simon were back at "CW16 leaving Bennetts Road North" to add two new WMP a bit further on plus a bit more clearing.

On 21-Oct-2015 the main WP cleared the path Hodgett's Lane to bridge over Greenway - Part of Walk 3A, and then continued beyond the Greenway to clear parts of the path to junction with Walk 3 and back down Walk 3 nearly to Beanit Farm.  With two fully functioning Hedge Trimmers and a reliable Strimmer, supported by a Lopper and saws for the odd tree and Slashers, most of the clearing was completed.

The other task we started on was restoring the flow of water from the ditch going through a pipe under the path.  The ditch on the NW side just before the pipe was cleared and delivered lots of water up to and into the pipe.  Unfortunately we could not locate the outlet of the pipe, or even work out where it should get to.  By the time Phill arrived and told us, time did not let us complete the task.

The pipe apparently goes under the path at an angle, and then used to flow into the ditch on the SE side of the path, with the water flowing NE to about 80 metres from the road where the ditch turns right and takes the water into a pond/ marsh/ sunken new woodland. 

The ditch near the pipe is filled for several metres with stones and soil which is what foiled us, and then made finding the end of the pipe not achieved.  Maybe we will return another day!

See Updated Map for details of ditch.

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The ditch on the SE side
 : 22-Oct-2015

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The pond/marsh/sunken/woodland : 22-Oct-2015
           

Afterwards some of us went to the Peeping Tom pub for lunch.

Plans

The next WP is due on on Wednesday 18th November 2015 - Details below.  

Note that the WP to build the new boardwalk to extend the "long bridge to mud" to reach dry grass, north of Carol Green will not be possible until 2016. 

  Wednesday 18th  November 2015 at 9:30 am to about 1:00 pm
Location: ACW route beside A444 Bedworth Bypass - GR from 347 865 then north for c.300 metres
Park at: On Dalton Road or Delemere Road - being sure not to block residents in of course.
Meet at: As above or on working site
Task(s):

Thorough clearing of path at least 2 metres wide
   see Map for details

The probable 2016 dates (assuming 3rd Wed every month Jan-Nov is agreed at the AGM) will be:

   
  • 20-Jan-2016
  • 17-Feb-2016
  • 16-Mar-2016
  • 20-Apr-2016
  • 18-May-2016
  • 15-Jun-2016
 
  • 20-Jul-2016
  • 17-Aug-2016
  • 21-Sep-2016
  • 19-Oct-2016
  • 16-Nov-2016
  • Why not volunteer to join us whenever you can?  Please contact Bob Carey on 024 7645 5251 for further information.
     


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