Working Party Update 28th February 2016

At last, good weather for a working party! The team met at Draycott for the last time this Spring to complete as much of the remaining hedge laying as possible prior to the birds returning to nest. We have now cut and laid over 150 meters of the remaining 450 meters, so lots of work [...]

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Working Party Update 14th February 2016

Sunday the 14th February, Happy Valentines Day, no major knock-on effect for the working party that was organised for Draycott this week. Another massive turn out enabled us to set two teams with chain-saws hedge laying and two support teams backing them up with scrub clearing. We are doing well so far, over 100 meters [...]

By |2017-10-12T19:00:01+00:00February 15th, 2016|Working Party|0 Comments

Working Party Update 31st January 2016

One week wet, another snow, today cold and wet, but people keep turning up to help out on the canal restoration, no need for the sun lotion yet. Once again we attended at Draycott to carry on the work of hedge laying and scrub clearance. This week we again managed to lay over 25 meters [...]

By |2017-10-12T19:00:01+00:00February 2nd, 2016|Working Party|0 Comments

January’s Working Parties

The Canal Society once again commenced our working parties for the year in early January. Our aim this winter is to lay as much of the remaining hedge at Draycott prior to the birds starting to nest once again, only a small amount of 450 meters, we are hoping to get this done over two [...]

By |2017-10-12T19:00:01+00:00January 20th, 2016|Working Party|0 Comments

Final Working Party of 2015

Another year draws to an end, the last working party for 2015 took place at Draycott this Sunday. Three teams enabled us to start the major job of hedge laying the last 450 meters from the Hopwell road end, the first task is to clear all the brambles from many years to allow the trained [...]

By |2017-10-12T19:00:01+00:00December 23rd, 2015|Working Party|0 Comments

Join Our Working Party for Free Logs!

Do you have a log burner or stove? Do you fancy some free supplies to burn? This year we have started to cut another 450 meters of hedge at Draycott. This means that with even more support on this work we can clear a lot faster, the end result is a lot of wood that [...]

By |2017-10-12T19:00:02+00:00November 22nd, 2015|Working Party|2 Comments

Working Party Update 15th November 2015

Our working party was in attendance at Draycott this wet and blustery Sunday, once again numbers are increasing on the working parties, this along with a kind donation from the Draycott Village Fund that has enabled us to cut last years growth mechanically has meant that we can now concentrate on the clearance of all [...]

By |2017-10-12T19:00:02+00:00November 18th, 2015|Working Party|0 Comments

Working Party Update 1st November 2015

Cold,wet and foggy morning saw the team at Draycott this week, once again the good turn out ensured that a lot of work has again been completed. Four teams set out to clear some remaining ground of new growth, another set to clearing two drainage channels that had become overgrown over the Summer months whilst [...]

By |2017-10-12T19:00:02+00:00November 3rd, 2015|Working Party|1 Comment

Working Party Update 18th October 2015

This Sunday the team met up with some of the local residents at Borrowash to attempt to clear some trees and bramble that have become an issue on one of the footpaths crossing the canal line. A record number of helpers turned out from both teams and this meant that all the work planned was [...]

By |2017-10-12T19:00:02+00:00October 21st, 2015|Working Party|0 Comments