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Next WPPrevious WP ACWA Working Party

On 13-Jan-2016 a WP Replaced 4 missing Sleepers on CW1 just before Pickford Green Lane.  On 20-Jan-2016 a second WP improved ACW path 1st 200m S from start.

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Before and After views of the Sleeper Bridge : 13-Jan-2016

January Achievements

On 13-Jan-2016 a WP Replaced 4 missing Large Sleepers on CW1 just before Pickford Green Lane.  On arrival we found the closure notice dated 7-Jan-2016 and saying  "Maximum closure duration 21 days".  Hence priority WP at short notice!  We soon saw the problem (photo above on left).

Simon had arrived with all the materials we needed to repair the bridge, and a well worked out plan of how to manage with the modern sleepers 7" shorter than the old "real railway sleepers" we had used on 16-Feb-2011 WP , timber for extending the bearer etc. and bricks & stones for dealing with the muddy area.  All went well, and was finished by Noon including a trip to get more stones and tidying up the area by the road steps.  For More Photos see OneDrive .

Afterwards 4 of us went to the The Queens Head pub for lunch.

On 20-Jan-2016 a second WP improved the ACW path over the first 200m heading South from the start at the Queens Head.  Tasks included:

  • Cleaning the surface of the steps and trimming back the ivy.
  • Adding a short support post to make solid the slam post of the first Wooden k/g
  • At the second Wooden k/g the path surface was improved by digging the level to a better profile, arranging paving slabs in the centre of the k/g and building a step to make the first step up towards the field to be a solid wood and paving slab.  Various repairs were also do to improve  gate and fence, and smoothing the gradient on approach from each side.

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Improved wooden k/g and steps : Photo 3 days later on 23-Jan-2016

Afterwards most us again went to the The Queens Head pub for lunch.

Plans

The next WP is due on on Wednesday 17th February 2016 - 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 mid-2016.

  Wednesday 17th  February 2015 at 9:30 am to about 1:00 pm
Location: On Circular Walk 3 between Moat Farm and Hob Lane.
Park at:

Hob Lane (GR 255 757) or Black Hales Farm for Sites 2, 3 & 4

Meet at:

Hob Lane 

Task(s):

Replace 1 stile with k/g and install 3 new WMP
   
see Map for details

Because of limited parking space on 17-Feb please let Bob Carey know if you are coming and plan car sharing as much as practical.  Bob will co-ordinate travel plan if needed!

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 mid-2016.

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

   
  • 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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