WORKING PARTY BLOG
Archive 2016

January

We were able to resume our seemingly endless task of laying concrete to the base of the canal. 

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February

Great progress was made with the continuing construction of the roadway along the top of the left hand canal bank which is nearing completion Summerhill.

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March

We laid more concrete and continued shaping the batter to the marina side of the canal.

+ Green & Grounds WInter report
+ Fosseway Volunteer Day

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April

A big cheer to Barry Parkes and Rick Walters for the completion of the Historic Bywash at lock 24, well almost. 

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May

Removal of the Big Pipe got underway with the guys  moving about 20 sections per hour using a Telehandler on loan from Finning at Cannock.

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June

Work on the Concrete Canvas on the left hand bank has paused whilst we sort out a few minor technical problems with the grouting. 

 

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July

And that finishes the base.  There is still a lot of concreting to do in reinforcing the canal  bank batter.  But although time consuming this is not such a slog that the canal base proved to be.

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August

The top story of this blog has got to be the working of the clay in the winding hole.  A 13 tonne JCB digger had been offered to us on free loan for a long weekend.

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September

At last we have completed the concrete reinforcing half way up the left hand canal bank batter, which is lined with Concrete Canvas.

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October

More big pipe sections were cut down to size, the cut off portion being taken to Darnford Park.

+ Darnford Park Training Day
+ Summerhill Progress Report
 

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November

The big news of this blog is that the missing sections of the penstock  have been replaced.  

+ Green Team and Corporate volunteers at Summerhill 

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December

The A51 approach has become a 'no go' area, a sea of mud.  However, to keep the job going we have had to do some serious 'mud wallowing'.

Green & Grounds Team Autumn Report

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