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 Tuesday 21st March 

Volunteers meet at the IWA Cabin in Bridgwater Docks TA6 3EX. 10am start and we aim to finish around 1.30pm.
We plan to make this our last day trimming back overgrowth on the offside bank of the Bridgwater and Taunton Canal working downstream from Victoria Road Bridge.  Volunteers are advised to wear old clothes suitable for the weather conditions and sturdy boots or shoes.

Work Party in Taunton Saturday 25th March

Volunteers meet at Canal Car Park near Canal Swing Bridge, off Dyers Green Lane, Bathpool, TA2 8BZ. 10am start and we will aim finish at around 1pm.
We are going to continue with litter picking along the footpath of the River Tone between Bathpool and Hankridge.  There is still a quantity of rubbish to be removed that might take an additional visit to complete.  Volunteers are advised to wear old clothes suitable for the weather conditions and sturdy boots or shoes.

This is a weather dependent activity so it is very important to let Mike Slade know if you plan to attend.  Should the need arise, if the weather is bad, Mike can get in touch to let you know that the work party has been cancelled and save any unnecessary journeys and/or advise you of the change of location. Contact details for Mike Slade: mobile 07977263840 or email mike.slade@waterways.org.uk Thank you.
 

Work Party in Bridgwater Saturday 25th March

Volunteers meet at the IWA Cabin in Bridgwater Docks TA6 3EX. 10am start and we aim to finish around 1.30pm.
We plan to carry out a litter pick along various sections of the canal towpath.  We will also remove rubbish from the Dock Basin and canal using boat/s.  Volunteers are advised to wear old clothes suitable for the weather conditions and sturdy boots or shoes.

Please remember to let Mike Slade know which Saturday work party you plan to attend before 6pm on Friday 24th March. Please include your phone number in your reply in case of a change of plans. Mobile 07977263840 or email mike.slade@waterways.org.uk Thank you.

Work Party in Bridgwater Tuesday 28th March

Volunteers meet at the IWA Cabin in Bridgwater Docks TA6 3EX. 10am start and we aim to finish around 1.30pm.
We have not yet decided on the task for this work party.  It is likely to be preparing items ready for painting when the weather is suitable.  We may also be able to use boat/s working upstream and remove litter and rubbish where possible.  Volunteers are advised to wear old clothes suitable for the weather conditions and sturdy boots or shoes.




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

 

Bridgwater Vacancy for an Administration Assistant

We currently have a vacancy for a Volunteer Administration Assistant.  This is a key role within our Volunteer Group. We are looking for someone to carry out regular administration tasks such as data entry, administration of volunteer records, email and correspondence.
We currently work using MS Word Documents and Excel Spreadsheets.
If you are interested in this important role or would like more details please do get in touch with Mike Slade. Mobile 07977263840 or email mike.slade@waterways.org.uk

Bridgwater Vacancy for a Stores Person

For various duties including keeping our cabin tidy and tools in good working order as well as getting equipment ready to transport to various planned work parties.
Volunteers for this role can carry out duties to suit availability.

Please contact Mike Slade for more details. 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