West Country Branch

IWA West Country Branch is very active thanks to its enthusiastic committee. With so much going on from running regular work parties to leading local waterways campaigns, help is always welcome.  Can you help?


Events

IWA West Country Branch has regular work parties - details are updated here on a regular basis.

Work parties take place in Bridgwater on Tuesdays and Saturdays, also on most Saturdays in Taunton.

Please see below our forthcoming volunteer activities.

Depending on the weather conditions it may be necessary to carry out different tasks than those listed below:

Work party in Bridgwater on Tuesday 18th July

Volunteers meet at the IWA Cabin in Bridgwater Docks, TA6 3EX.  10am start and we aim to finish around 1.00pm.

We will be working on various tasks in the Bridgwater area, on the canal or docks, which require some attention.  We will car share to site if necessary.  Volunteers are advised to wear old clothes suitable for the weather conditions and sturdy boots or shoes.
With the warmer weather we would suggest you bring a bottle of drinking water and some sunscreen.

Work Party in Taunton on Saturday 22nd July

We will meet at Hankridge Retail Park near McDonalds, TA1 2LR.  10am start and we aim to finish around 1.00pm.

We plan to litter-pick the footpaths beside the River Tone at the work party.
Volunteers are advised to wear old clothes suitable for the weather conditions and sturdy boots or shoes.  We would also sugges with the warmer weather it would be a good idea to bring a bottle of drinking water with you and maybe some sunscreen.
Please let Steve know if you plan to attend and please include your latest contact phone number so we can let you know of any changes to our plans before 6pm on Friday 21st July.  Steve's contact details are: steveb.215@hotmail.com or mobile  07855794256

Work Party in Bridgwater on Saturday 22nd July

Volunteers meet at the IWA Cabin in Bridgwater Docks, TA6 3EX.  10am start and we aim to finish around 1.00pm.

We plan to use our boats working along the edge of the Bridgwater & Taunton Canal in the Hamp area removing the rubbish from the water line and along the towpath.
We will also trim back brambles and branches which are overhanging the canal and present a safety issue for towpath users.  Volunteers are advised to wear old clothes suitable for the weather conditions and sturdy boots or shoes.
With the warmer weather we would suggest you bring a bottle of drinking water and some sunscreen.
As usual please let Mike Slade know if you plan to attend and include your latest contact phone number so we can let you know of any changes to our plans, before 6pm on Friday 21st July.  Mobile 07977263840 or email mike.slade@waterways.org.uk

Work Party in Bridgwater on Tuesday 25th July

Volunteers meet at the IWA Cabin in Bridgwater Docks, TA6 3EX. 10am start and we aim to finish around 1.00pm.

We will working on various tasks in the Bridgwater area, on the canal or docks, which require some attention.  We will car share to site if necessary.  Volunteers are advised to wear old clothes suitable for the weather conditions and sturdy boots or shoes.
With the warmer weather we would suggest you bring a bottle of drinking water and some sunscreen.

Advance Notices

We are planning  to start some Power Tools instruction and assessment sessions using petrol engines strimmer/hedge cutters. These will take place on a week day initially.
If you are interested in taking part in this activity please let Mike Slade know by email or text as soon as possible stating your preferred area, Bridgwater or Taunton. Mobile 07977263840 or email mike.slade@waterways.org.uk
 

Should you have any questions or need more information about any of the activities listed above Please contact Mike Slade who will be very happy to help. Mobile 07977263840 or email mike.slade@waterways.org.uk

Search for more waterway events in your area using our online events calendar.


Can you help?

Join our team! IWA West Country Branch is looking for people to assist with the following roles:


Contact the Branch

Peter Kelly, Honorary Branch Secretary
westcountry@waterways.org.uk