Cheshire Locks Work Party

Issue date: 16th April 2013

Saturday 16th March saw IWA North Staffordshire & South Cheshire Branch volunteers return for another work party on the Cheshire Locks. Unfortunately a combination of early poor weather and other commitments for many of the regular volunteers meant that numbers were down on this occasion. However undaunted, the volunteers who turned out for the day did a great job in transforming the area around bridge 140.

Vegetation was cleared from the edges of the bridge and posts and rails were given a fresh coat of paint.  A number of local residents passing by made very positive comments with regard to the work completed.

In addition, the work started at the picnic area last month was continued and provides a welcoming site for visitors and local residents alike.

Many thanks to the volunteers who came along for the day and also to CRT for usual support in terms of materials.

Next month we continue on the Cheshire Locks, meeting at Lock 52 on Tuesday 16th April where we will again be undertaking painting and vegetation clearance. Further work parties will take place on Saturday 18th May, Tuesday 18th June and Saturday 20th July as we continue to work our way up the Cheshire Locks.

Anyone who would like to volunteer for all or part of these days is very welcome. All tools and materials are provided, however you need to wear old clothes and stout shoes or boots and bring waterproofs, just in case! All welcome for either the full day (10am – 4pm) or join us for part of the day.

If you have any questions regarding future working parties then please contact Bob Luscombe, Work Party Organiser, IWA North Staffordshire & South Cheshire Branch.