02 October 2018

Summit Section Canal Days Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 October 2018

by: Karen Shaw

Hi all

The landlord of the Tunnel House inn has now informed us that they have a party in their Barn for the 13 October, so the Open Day has had to be postponed for now - we will wait to hear from them of another suitable date. The Work party will still go ahead on Sunday 14 October as per my recent email.

Just to remind you that the CCT will be holding Canal Days with videos and a marquee, arranged with Clive Field and Sam (owner of the Tunnel House Inn), to promote our work and the CCT. There will be the usual work party on Sunday to continue to strim and manually clear the tow path bank down and past the road bridge over the canal. 

If you can come along for any length of time to man the marquee in Saturday (during the same hours) to talk to the public and show what we do, that will be great, or Sunday to do the same or get involved in the usual work party activities.  

Sunday 4 November 2018
Sunday 9 December 2018 with lunch at the Tunnel House Inn after.
Sunday 13 January 2019 - calling chain saw operators for this and next 2 work parties to continue to cut down the saplings along the off bank down to the road bridge.
Sunday 24 February 2019 with Gloucester Vale Conservation Volunteers - off bank.
Sunday 17 March 2019 - continuing off bank.

For the work party:
I usually provide tea / coffee / biscuits and Christine the cake but please feel free to bring along your own hot or cold drinks, and a packed lunch or have lunch in the pub.

As usual, please wear sturdy (preferably steel toe capped) footwear or wellington boots and stout clothes. Long sleeves and trousers are recommended to avoid nettle stings and insect bites. Gloves and all other PPE are provided along with all necessary tools.

The site is reached by a well sign-posted, but rather pot holed track, to the Tunnel House Inn on the right, as you come down Tarlton Road out of Coates and after a tight bend under a railway bridge. Postcode is GL7 6PW. On arrival at the pub car park, pit is best to park on the right. 

Any questions please contact me.
Karen Shaw