Join IWA Manchester Branch at its monthly work parties on the canals in and around Manchester. Each month volunteers get together to improve the local waterways, undertaking everything from vegetation management to litter picking. Any one is welcome to join the group, no experience is needed, just old clothes, sturdy shoes and enthusiasm. Volunteers are also advised to come prepared for the weather and to bring a packed lunch if staying all day. Under-18s are welcome but must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
This Saturday we're working again at Lock 4 on the Ashton Canal. Having now adopted the length between lock 4 and 11 we are keen to do our best for this section.
We have plans to establish an Incredible Edible patch at Lock 4 and it is here we will be focusing this month.
Below are links to details of the Metro station which is close to lock 4. ie exit the station, cross the footbridge over the canal at Joe Mercer Way, descend the steps to the towpath and walk down to lock 4.
If you are arriving by car the post code is M11 3FF which is the Tennis Centre on Sports City Way. Turn off Alan Turing Way into Sports City Way, drive past the end of the pedestrianied Joe Mercer Way, drive past the Tennis Centre to the far end of the car-park on the left, where an access gate, between the Tennis Centre and the containers, leads on to the canal.
We start at 10am and recommend stout foot-ware and gardening type clothes. Please bring a packed lunch. Cake at brew time will be flapjacks this time as Denise has a busy day on Friday.