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Category Archives: Working Party

Final Working Party of 2015

Another year draws to an end, the last working party for 2015 took place at Draycott this Sunday. Three teams enabled us to start the major job of hedge laying the last 450 meters from the Hopwell road end, the first task is to clear all the brambles from many years to allow the trained teams of chain saw operators ... Read More »

Sandiacre Lock Update

Sandiacre Lock November 2015

Work has started on the proposed dig out of the lock at Sandiacre. Last week saw a small team in attendance to identify the location of the top stones. More work is to be completed this week with the soil samples being taken at various depths. Once again we benefited from talking to the local residents and one gentleman was ... Read More »

Join Our Working Party for Free Logs!

Do you have a log burner or stove? Do you fancy some free supplies to burn? This year we have started to cut another 450 meters of hedge at Draycott. This means that with even more support on this work we can clear a lot faster, the end result is a lot of wood that needs disposing of, one thing ... Read More »

Working Party Update 15th November 2015

Our working party was in attendance at Draycott this wet and blustery Sunday, once again numbers are increasing on the working parties, this along with a kind donation from the Draycott Village Fund that has enabled us to cut last years growth mechanically has meant that we can now concentrate on the clearance of all the brambles at the Hopwell ... Read More »

Working Party Update 1st November 2015

Cold,wet and foggy morning saw the team at Draycott this week, once again the good turn out ensured that a lot of work has again been completed. Four teams set out to clear some remaining ground of new growth, another set to clearing two drainage channels that had become overgrown over the Summer months whilst the other two teams concentrated ... Read More »

Working Party Update 18th October 2015

This Sunday the team met up with some of the local residents at Borrowash to attempt to clear some trees and bramble that have become an issue on one of the footpaths crossing the canal line. A record number of helpers turned out from both teams and this meant that all the work planned was carried out in a single ... Read More »

Working Party Update 20th September 2015

This week saw the return of the working parties turn up at Draycott with yet another new face to welcome to the growing band of volunteers that keep turning out, a glorious late Summer morning with bright sunshine. This weeks aim was to prepare the ground for spraying of the Japanese Knotweed that is now becoming more of an issue ... Read More »

Working Party Update 6th September 2015

The first week of September saw the team of growing volunteers meet at the newly named Canal Turn Public House. The aim was to carry on the work at the Winding Hole. A fresh, bright sunny morning saw a good turn out, including another brand new helper! This weeks task was to try and expose some of the hidden canal ... Read More »

Working Party Update 16th August 2015

Another Sunday in August when we did not normally have working parties, but as per my last update, work is increasing as we get nearer to getting a stretch under water, so work must continue. So this Sunday a good turn out of volunteers met at the Bottom Lock at Sandiacre to clear the ground ready for the proposed dig ... Read More »