16-Nov-2016 & 16-Dec-2016 two WPs installed 3 new k/g
on 21 Circular Walk 3 section from Tanners Lane to Duggins Lane.
K/G 3 nearing
completion : 16-Nov-2016
November & December Achievements
On 16-Nov-2016 a WP installed 2
new k/g to replace 2 Stiles, both on 21 Circular Walk 3 southern
part of section from Tanners Lane to Duggins Lane.
K/G 2 during
construction : 16-Nov-2016
Both tasks were fairly routine, but both needed most
holes dug in hard stoney ground.
K/G 1 was planned to be done the same day, but
unfortunately only 2 gates could be supplied. This will be
scheduled for another day, during Dec-2016.
The summary for 2017 has now been drafted - download
you would like to see it (or any of the other years of all time
summary). A key point about 2016 was that all 9 K/G
installed by ACWA WP this year were in Solihull.
We had 8 volunteers to carry out the work.
Another day of fine sunny weather, with not a drop of rain. We
finished at about 13:30, and 4 of us then went to the Bell Inn
for a satisfying meal .
On Friday 16-Dec-2016 a
second WP installed 1 new k/g to replace 1 Stile, on
21 Circular Walk 3 section near Tanners Lane, and also
made the stile near the road a gap, added a seat and
strengthened the sleeper bridge near the road.
K/G 1 nearing completion & the new
seat under test by Father Xmas :
New Gap & strengthened sleeper
Also on Friday
16-Dec-2016 a one man team supported by SMBC
delivery went to Meriden and installed a new Finger Post where ACW
leaves Church Lane. This replaced the Finger Post at that site
which had recently vanished.
A team of 7 volunteered for the extra WP on
Friday, and all tasks were finished by 12:30. The Wednesday of
this week was the day for an ACWA Xmas Lunch at "The
Sparrow" in thanks for another years work. That did not stop 5
of us going for lunch at the "Bear at Berkswell" on Friday!
We had no WP during January.
The next Full WP is due on on Wednesday 15th February 2017,
BUT we may move it to Wednesday 8th February
if materials are available and weather is dry, or we may even have
WP split between both dates.
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 later in 2017.
Wednesday 8th &/or 15th
February 2017 at 9:30 am to about 1:00
||Hodgett's Lane (GR 263 768) to slope
down to Greenway just before bridge over Greenway - Part of
Walks 3 / 3A.|
Lane (a few spaces near to GR 263 768 and a few more
further along Hodgett's Lane c.100 metres near to the NW where
Walk 3A goes NE via a k/g)|
||As above |
Task 1 : Build Steps and add WMPs on
path down to Greenway
Task 2 : Move "dry" earth
from ditch near meeting place to muddy parts beyond the
culvert + clearing the ditch on NW side of the
path beyond the culvert.
Please let Bob Carey know
ASAP if you expect to come on either or both dates. You
will then be contacted to ensure you know the firm date(s) and agree
a firm plan.
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The probable 2017 dates (assuming 3rd Wed every month Jan-Nov as
agreed at the AGM) will be:
Why not volunteer to join us whenever you can? Please
contact Bob Carey on 024 7645 5251
for further information.