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Work Parties: Tuesday 20th October 2020

The fourth week of local measures in Swansea and Neath Port Talbot necessitated two work parties. At least the weather was kind. Pontardawe The tasks remained the same, Herbert Street was in sight. Mike climbed into the canal, clearing the side wall, as Paul collected the vegetation. David with a large pair of loppers, removed...

Green Flag Community Award

We’ve done it again! The Society has been awarded the Green Flag Community Award for the fourth year. Many, many thanks to our wonderful volunteers, particularly as they continue to work so hard and safely in these troubled times. #greenflagcommunityaward  

The Week Ahead: Sunday 18th – Saturday 24th October 2020

Work Party Tuesday 20th October 2020: ***** COVID LOCKDOWN IN SWANSEA AND NEATH PORT TALBOT ***** Local lock-down regulations remain in force Swansea and Neath Port Talbot. Non-essential travel out of and into both areas is not permitted. Therefore, two work parties will operate, as in previous weeks: Volunteers living in the Swansea area: Meet...

Work Party: Tuesday 13th October 2020

With local COVID lock down measures in force for the third week in Swansea and in Neath Port Talbot, once again we had to split ourselves into two sections. After some early, heavy rain the weather cheered up so both groups got much good work done. Clydach As for the last few weeks, work was...

The Week Ahead: Sunday 11th – Saturday 17th October 2020

Work Party Tuesday 13th October 2020: ***** COVID LOCKDOWN IN SWANSEA AND NEATH PORT TALBOT ***** The local lockdown regulations recently imposed upon Swansea and Neath Port Talbot state that non-essential travel out of and into both areas is not permitted. Therefore, two work parties will operate: Volunteers living in the Swansea area: Meet at...

Work Party: Tuesday 6th October 2020

With local COVID lock-down measures still in force in Swansea and Neath Port Talbot, we split ourselves into two sections once again. We had to dodge some sharp but mercifully brief showers but it takes more than a drop of rain to stop our volunteers. Clydach Work was in and around the Hidden Lock site....

Wildlife on the Canal, October 2020

Here are two lovely photos and an amazing video clip of wildlife recently spotted on the canal in Clydach. The stills of the kingfisher and squirrel are wonderful close-ups and the video of the otter is truly outstanding. We are indebted to Beth and her son for the images. Keep your eyes peeled and send...

The Week Ahead: Sunday 4th – Saturday 10th October 2020

Work Party Tuesday 6th October 2020: ***** COVID LOCKDOWN IN SWANSEA AND NEATH PORT TALBOT ***** The local lockdown regulations recently imposed upon Swansea and Neath Port Talbot state that non-essential travel out of and into both areas is not permitted. Therefore, two work parties will operate: Volunteers living in the Swansea area: Meet at...

Work Party: Tuesday 29th September 2020

Well, this proved to be a strange volunteering session! With local COVID lock down measures in force in Swansea and in Neath Port Talbot, our volunteers living in the Swansea area could not travel to Neath Port Talbot and vice versa. And Alan T, although not living in a lock down area, couldn’t travel to...

Canoe and Kayak Hire – End of the 2020 Season: 27th September 2020

This Sunday saw the end of the 2020 season of canoe & kayak hire. The weather was glorious, 76 paddlers plus 3 dogs took to the water and the afternoon was rounded off with a barbecue for the amazing volunteers and two PCSOs who were passing by. The perfect end to an extraordinary summer.  ...

Work Party: Tuesday 29th September 2020

Work Party Tuesday 29th September: ***** CHANGE OF PLAN DUE TO COVID LOCKDOWN IN SWANSEA and NEATH PORT TALBOT ***** The local lockdown regulations recently imposed upon Swansea state that non-essential travel out of and into the Swansea area is not permitted. The local lockdown regulations recently imposed upon Neath Port Talbot state that non-essential travel...

The Week Ahead: Sunday 27th September – Saturday 3rd October 2020

Sunday 27th September: Canoes & Kayaks for hire at Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach. First hire 10:30am, last hire 2pm. Cost of 45 minute hire: Canadian canoe £10; Raft (two canoes) £15; Single kayak £5, Double kayak £8. Full details and conditions under “Canoe Hire” on this website. This will be the last regular session this...