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Somerset Waterways Volunteers Forthcoming Activities

Postedon 24th July, 2017 in News

Hello Everyone,

These are the details of our planned activities:

Bridgwater Tuesday 15th May
Taunton Saturday 19th May
Bridgwater Saturday 19th May
Bridgwater Tuesday 22nd May

Advance notices

Langport Sunday 27th May

We meet in Langport in the free  car park located in the Town Centre, TA10 9PA at 2.45pm.

There are 2 seats remaining on the boats trips along the River Parret a board the Duchess of Cocklemoor.

Pat and I will be supplying scones, jam and clotted cream for our do-it-ourselves cream tea, and drinks free of charge or should you prefer there are some cafes or pubs nearby.

I would ask if your are able to help us by bringing some very hot water in flasks this would be greatly appreciated or a gas camping.
Please note we are not offering transport to Langport some car share have been arranged  but I am currently short of some car share seats for some of our Taunton based Volunteers. We need 4 more seats can anyone help with this Please?
Coach & Boat Trip  Sunday 24th June

Volunteers Day Out to Devizes and Kintbury near Marlborough​.
There are quite a number of seats available for this trip.

The final date to book seats and make full payment for this trip is May 22nd.

Full details can be found at the foot of  THIS page.

Bridgwater Work Party

Tuesday 15th May

We meet at the IWA Cabin in Bridgwater Docks, Northgate Bridgwater TA6 3EX

10am start and we aim to finish around 1.00pm

Task: Preparing and painting or rubbish removal.

We will meet at the Docks as usual and car share to work site, if necessary, Vo​lunteers are advised to wear clothing suitable for the weather conditions and wear sturdy boots or shoes.

You may wish to bring a bottle of drinking water with you.

Please let me know if you plan to attend before 6pm Monday 14th May.

Also please include your latest contact phone number so that we can let you know of any necessary changes to our plans.

My contact details are below.

Bridgwater Work Party

Saturday 19th May

We meet at the IWA Cabin in Bridgwater Docks, Northgate Bridgwater TA6 3EX

10am start and we aim to finish around 1.00pm

Task: Preparation for painting and litter pick up along the Parrett Footpath from the Docks to Drove Bridge.

We will meet at the Docks as usual and car share to work site, if necessary, Vo​lunteers are advised to wear clothing suitable for the weather conditions and wear sturdy boots or shoes.

You may wish to bring a bottle of drinking water with you.

Please let me know if you plan to attend before 6pm Friday 18th May.

Also please include your latest contact phone number so that we can let you know of any necessary changes to our plans.

My contact details are below.

Taunton

Saturday 19 May 2018, 10:30am–12pm

Pick up Plastic in the Park

Meet by the entrance to French Weir Park opposite the end of Cleveland Street.

Come and help your local wildlife by clearing the park of plastics and other litter. Wear old clothes, everyone welcome.

Please let either myself​ or​ Steve​ know if you plan to attend before 6pm Friday 18th May.

Also please include your latest contact phone number so that we can let you know of any necessary changes to our plans.

My contact details are below.

​Steve’s contact details are below.

Bridgwater Work Party

Tuesday 22nd May

We meet at the IWA Cabin in Bridgwater Docks, Northgate Bridgwater TA6 3EX

10am start and we aim to finish around 1.00pm

Task: Preparing and painting or rubbish removal.

We will meet at the Docks as usual and car share to work site, if necessary, Vo​lunteers are advised to wear clothing suitable for the weather conditions and wear sturdy boots or shoes.

You may wish to bring a bottle of drinking water with you.

Please let me know if you plan to attend before 6pm Monday 21st May.

Also please include your latest contact phone number so that we can let you know of any necessary changes to our plans.

My contact details are below.

Volunteers Day Out

Sunday 24th June

There will be a volunteers and friends outing on Sunday 24th June visiting one of the seven “Wonders of the Waterways” at Devizes – The 16 locks at Caen Hill form part of one of the longest continuous flight of locks in the country (a total of 29 locks with a rise of 237 feet over 2 miles.) This will be followed by a 2.5 hour horse drawn boat ride from Kintbury on the Kennet and Avon Canal with tea and cake. We will also visit the Devizes Wharf Museum and Gift shop.

The cost will be £34.50 per person including the tea and cake on the boat.

There will be time to buy lunch in Devizes where there are several venues available.

Alternatively you may wish to bring a packed lunch.

Timings:

Depart: Taunton 09.15 from outside the Apple and Parrot Pub.

Depart: Bridgwater 10.00 from outside the Admirals Landing, We will return to Bridgwater at around 21.00 and to Taunton at 21.30.

As with all coach trips timings are approximate and will be dictated by the traffic flow on the day.

Booking and Payment details.

If you would like to book a place on this trip, please contact Mike Slade by email mike.slade@waterways.org.uk  or Mobile 07977263840 before Tuesday 22nd May.

Full payment will be required at the time of booking but payment by installments may be available with Mike’s agreement. However, he will need all the money to be paid by Tuesday 22nd May.

There are still ​30 seats available and  we welcome space for friends and family of our Volunteers also the members of the Community Groups with whom we work.

All seats are offered subject to availability ​and are being sold on a first come first reserved basis​

I​n the event of ​insufficient​ numbers of ​​seats purchased  by this date, the trip will  be cancelled and all monies paid will be ​refunded​ immedately.​

Should a passenger be unable to go, the seat may be transferred to another person.Sadly we cannot give refunds.

Any cheques must be made payable to “IWA WEST COUNTRY BRANCH” and need to be posted to arrive by  Tuesday 22nd May to:

Mr M Slade, 9,Turner Close, Bridgwater TA6 3PA.

OR

By Bank Transfer to Barclays Bank using your name & initials as a reference

Account Number 60481653
Sort Code 20-45-77

​I​f you have any questions or require more information please​ get in touch with me.​

Contact Details:

Mike Slade.
Volunteer Co-ordinator

West Country Branch
Mobile 07977263840
Email mike.slade@waterways.org.uk
www.waterways.org.uk/westcountry/west_country

Steve’s contact details are:

steveb.215@hotmail.com

Mobile: 07855794256