November 2019 Work Party report

Three tasks dominated this work party.  The newt fences around the compound and Phase 1 were subject to some major surgery; a long run of stock fence on Phase 2 was completed; and the construction […]

October 2019 Work Party report

Two major landmarks were reached during this work party.  The last of the site strip in Phase 2 was completed, and the final major piece of work on Phase 1 was ticked off the list.  […]

September 2019 Work Party report

The various activities during this work party were distributed along the entire length from Pryces’ to Crickheath Bridges. Whilst much of the work could be described as preparatory or finishing, it was notable that the […]

August 2019 Work Party report

This was the fourth work party in six weeks dedicated to clearance of the Phase 2 channel.  Excellent progress has been made during that time and the site is beginning to bear a passing resemblance […]

July 2019 Work Party report

This report gives the lowdown on the month’s two work parties.  It is to the great credit of the Society’s volunteers that attendance numbers held up for both events despite their hastily arranged nature and […]

June 2019 Work Party report

The restoration work on Phase 2 has started.  But it was, as someone once said, ‘a damned close run thing’. The last of the resident newts only condescended to vacate the channel three days before […]

April 2019 Work Party report

This work party was a case of ‘more of the same’. The two major tasks which were started during March event were taken to their conclusion.  A second similarity to March was the good weather […]

March 2019 Work Party report

The March work party was a two day affair during which steady progress was made on the outstanding finishing jobs on Phase 1. In addition there were a variety of ‘other jobs’ which took volunteers […]

January 2019 work party report

This work party was mainly concerned with trees.  We planted some at Redwith and cut down a great many in the course of clearing the rest of the Phase 2 channel. In addition we had […]

December 2018 Work Party report 

We have done it! The lining and blocking of Phase 1 is now complete and ready for its water test. Additionally we cleared a long section of the next phase of channel in preparation for […]