On a somewhat cold and damp day, the volunteers assembled in three locations. The first group dealt with overhanging trees south of Trebanos Locks, the second painted the railings at Coed Gwilym Park (sorry, no photos) and the third sold craft items in the Co-Op, Clydach.

The Society was recently nominated for the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, so the main business of the day was to welcome Jane Clayton, Deputy Lieutenant of West Glamorgan, who was visiting us to find out more about the Society as part of the QAVS assessment process. Jane spent several hours with us, chatting with many of the volunteers and in the process walking all the way from Trebanos to Clydach, occasionally in the rain. We certainly enjoyed her visit and hope she did too.

 Jane & Andy  Jane & Giil
 Jane & Andy & Rabbie  Tea5

The off-side bank needs to be cleared as much as possible of overhanging trees and branches to allow unfettered access for the dredgers. Here the gang tackles a fallen tree and other brash just south of Trebanos Locks.

 Tree4  Tree1
 Tree2  Offside1

Rabbie pressed on with dragging out weed.

 Weed1

Soon it was time for tea, so the tree gang went down to the canoe store to meet up with the rail painters and shelter as much as possible from the heavy rain.

 Tea4

The crafters spent a very busy five hours in the Co-Op, Clydach selling craft items that had all been made by Society volunteers. Over £100 was raised so congratulations are due to everyone – makers and sellers alike.

 Craft2  Craft4
 Craft5  Craft7