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Co-op Presentation to SCS on 25.11.17 at about 12.30pm in the Clydach Store’

The Co-op supermarket in Clydach is having a celebration day on Saturday 25th November to present its chosen charities with the money raised by Co-op customers through its plastic bag levy and branded sales schemes. We are honoured to have been one of those charities. The money that loyal Co-op members have raised for the...

Illustrated News: 15.11.17.

   LEFT:  (L TOR) DAVID VINER, NICK WORHTINGTON AND DAVID MORGAN  FROM THE CANAL AND RIVER TRUST JOIN CLLR. GORDON WALKER TO INSPECT THE CLYDACH LOCK REPAIRS.       BELOW: GORDON AND GARETH CHECK THE  WIDTH MEASUREMENT OF THE NEW TOW PATH ROUTE BEHIND  ST BENEDICTS CHURCH.             BELOW: ...

THE WEEK AHEAD: 19TH NOVEMBER TO 25TH NOVEMBER 2017

TUESDAY 21ST NOVEMBER: Work Party meets at Brownsters Cafe between 8.00 and 9.00am. Work starts at 9.15:- 1. To clear up the Clydach Lock site where the scaffolding has now been taken down, and 2. In the Old Highways Depot site where we need to finish off the last of the HERAS Security fencing north...

Work Parties: 14.11.17. 1. CLYDACH LOCK.

       We were over and under the scaffolding today at Clydach Lock. Clearing leaves (an endless chore, ‘above ground’) and underneath repointing the lock chamber walls.   We are happy to welcome 2 new recruits to our Tuesday Work Party (seen on the right collecting those leaves). Veronica (Ronnie, for short) and Mike have recently...

Monday Morning Gets Sleeper Pointing Done.

     The Leaves of Brown Come Tumbling Down…. September, October and November.            Taking advantage of the cold, dry weather Rhodri and Gordon hacked their way through the leaf mould and completed the pointing between the new sleepers and  the top course of coping stones on the off-side of the Clydach Lock Chamber.  We...

Donation to the SCS from the The Swansea Welsh Church Act Trust Fund

  The Swansea Welsh Church Act Trust Fund is open to all voluntary, charitable or benevolent groups based in the Swansea area, and awards grants to successful applicants up to a maximum of £5,000.   We are very pleased to anounce that the Society has been awarded £2,000 by the fund. This money will be...

THE WEEK AHEAD: 12TH NOVEMBER TO 18TH NOVEMBER 2017

TUESDAY 14TH NOV: Work Party meets at Brownsters between 8.00 and 9.00am. Work starts as last week at two sites. 1. Clydach Lock: Torrential rain prevented any pointing being done last week. Today,  we will firstly clear the millions of leaves which clog the entrance to the by-wash and the lock itself. If there is...

2107 AGM DATE NOW SET FOR 29.11.17.

The new date for this year’s AGM has been set for Wednesday, November the 29th at the Vardre Rugby Club, Hebron Road Clydach. It will commence at 6.30pm. Following the AGM and our monthly meeting there will bea  short talk by Clive Reed on the Tareni Colliery and its Use of the Swansea Canal. All...

THE ILLUSTRATED WORK PARTY: 7.11.17

                                        GARETH DEMONSTRATES WHY BALANCE AND A FLEXED LEG ARE SO IMPORTANT FOR THE THROW SECTION OF PRO/CELEBRITY MIXING. DOMINIC IS ABOUT TO BE VOTED OFF FOR NOT PAYING ATTENTION AND OVER DEPENDANCE ON  BRIGHT YELLOW.    ...

Payout of the Co-op Local Community Fund on Saturday 25 November.

The Co-op supermarket in Clydach is having a celebration day on Saturday 25th November to present its chosen charities with the money raised by Co-op customers through its plastic bag levy and branded sales schemes. We are honoured to have been one of those charities. The money that loyal Co-op members have raised for the...

THE WEEK AHEAD: 5TH NOVEMBER TO 11TH NOVEMBER 2017

TUESDAY 7TH NOVEMBER: Work Party meets at Brownsters Cafe, High Street, Clydach between 8.00am and 9.00am. Work starts at two sites at 9.15am. 1. Clydach Lock:  Finish bulb planting. Point between sleepers and top coping stones. Clear leaves clogging lock entrances  (photo above). 2. Old Highways Depot:  Dig holes, fill with cement, and erect new...

THE WEEK AHEAD: 29TH OCTOBER TO 4TH NOVEMBER 2017

TUESDAY 31ST OCTOBER: Work Party meets at Brownsters Cafe, High Street, Clydach between 8.00am and 9.00am. Work starts at two sites at 9.15am. 1. Clydach Lock:  FInish bulb planting and backfilling behind sleepers. Start  pointing between sleepers and top coping stones. 2. Old Highways Depot:  Dig holes, fill with cement, and erect new delivery of...