March 2016 work party report

The first restoration work party of the year saw the start of construction of the permanent works. Considerable progress was made on both the mooring and reconfiguring the towpath. Apart from the afternoon of the […]

November work party report

In contrast to the last couple of work parties the November event made slow and steady progress in what were for the most part awful conditions. The weather forecast for the weekend was apocalyptic but in […]

October 2015 work party report

That was the work party that was! The Society took full advantage of the good conditions created by the Indian Summer. Substantial progress was made on shaping the channel, preventing water entering the works, and establishing […]

September 2015 work party report

The various activities associated with this ‘weekend’ work party were actually spread over five days. It was a highly productive event and was also notable for both the record number of volunteers covered in slime […]

August 2015 work party report

When the history of the Society’s restoration efforts is written this work party will surely rate a modest mention. The weekend saw the conclusion of work on stripping the topsoil from over 1000 square metres […]

July 2015 work party report

The restoration of the Pryces to Crickheath section has started! The weekend saw a considerable amount of progress with the result that the short section south of Pryces Bridge does begin to resemble a canal again.  […]

June 2015 work party report

After the frantic race against the clock to close the newt fence at Pryces Bridge during the May work party, the June event was a more leisurely affair. To usefully occupy the time during which CRT are […]

May 2015 work party report

The headline news is that the first major milestone on the Pryces to Crickheath length has been reached. The protracted discussions between CRT and Natural England about the newt licence were successfully concluded early on […]

April 2015 work party report

The first full restoration work party of the year took place at the Weston Arm picnic site on the weekend of 11/12th April. Although the work party saw the majority of the restoration volunteers in […]

November 2014 work party report

The last restoration work party of the year, fittingly, marked the completion of work to establish the Society’s new base at Lloyd’s Feeds. All of the hardstanding and newt fences are now finished. The three containers […]