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.

Here are the details of our forthcoming work parties, you will note that there are none in Taunton during this week.  Depending on the weather conditions it may be necessary to carry out different  tasks than those listed below.

Work Party in Bridgwater Tuesday 17th January                                  

Volunteers meet at the IWA Cabin located in Bridgwater Docks TA6 3EX 10am start and we aim to finish around 1.30pm

We plan to continue removing overgrowing branches and brambles along the offside bank of the B&T Canal working from the docks towards Taunton Road using the paint flat craft.
Volunteers are advised to wear old clothes suitable for the weather conditions and sturdy boots or shoes.  If possible, please let Mike Slade know if you plan to attend.


Work Party in Bridgwater Saturday 21st January

Volunteers meet at the IWA Cabin in Bridgwater Docks TA6 3EX 10am start and we aim to finish around 1.30pm

It is planned to continue removal of vegetation growing in the docks walls and adjoining areas.
We will use the paint flat vessel to help us carry out the task, if possible.  Everything at this time of year is very much weather dependent.  If we have a good number of volunteers attending we may also be able to continue with cutting back more of the brambles and branches along the canal.  Volunteers are advised to wear old clothes suitable for the weather conditions and sturdy footwear.

As usual, please let Mike Slade know if possible, the work party that you plan to attend before 6.00pm on Friday January 20th.  Please include your contact phone number in case of any last minute changes to our plans.  

For further information please contact Mike Slade: Mobile 07977263840 or email mike.slade@waterways.org.uk


       

Work Party in Bridgwater Tuesday 24th January

Volunteers meet at the IWA Cabin in Bridgwater Docks TA6 3EX 10am start and we aim to finish around 1.30pm

We plan to continue removing overgrowing branches and brambles along the offside bank of the B&T Canal working from the Docks towards Taunton Road using the paint flat craft.  Volunteers are advised to wear old clothes suitable for the weather conditions and sturdy boots or shoes.

For further information please contact Mike Slade: 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