Canal

FIRST WEEKEND WORK PARTY IN PONTARDWE: SUNDAY 21.5.17

The weather conditions were perfect for the inaugural Pontardawe Sunday Working Party’ on the canal.  Michelle chose a very ‘public’ location at the Aqueduct near Herbert Street so all the volunteers received much support and numerous expressions of gratitude for their efforts from local residents passing by. The venue coud not have been better. There...

Change of Venue for this Tuesday’s Work Party (16th May).

WE WILL NOT BE WORKING AT TREBANOS THIS WEEK AS WE DO NOT HAVE THE PERSONNEL TO TAKE THE TRAILERS BACK TO THE DEPOT IN CLYDACH.  THEREFORE, WE WILL INSTEAD BE WORKING FROM THE CLYDACH DEPOT ON THE OLD STONE BARGE MONUMENT SITE AND CLEARING VEGETATION FROM THE  CANAL CHANNEL UP TO PONT JOHN BRIDGE....

9.5.17 ROCK, WATER, SAND, SILT and MORTAR

. Our volunteers are of all ages, skilled and unskilled, young and old (though a few more of the former would not go amiss). After a few weeks of joining us, they find their favourite occupations and generally keep to them. Gareth, above, is a great hewer of wood and mixer of cement, and is...

PONTARDAWE SUNDAY WORK PARTIES COMMENCE ON 21ST MAY.

Sunday 21st May: Monthly Work parties on the northern section of the canal from Pontardawe northwards commence this Sunday at 10.00 am.  Work will end between 2.00 and 3.00 pm. Meet at Herbert Street bridge, Pontardawe. Gloves, hi vis vests and litter pickers provided. Please wear stout boots. The monthly work parties will continue on...

THE WEEK AHEAD: 15TH MAY 2017 TO 21ST MAY 2017

Tuesday 16th May: We meet at Brownsters Cafe, High Street, Clydach between 8.00 and 9.00 am. Work starts,as it has done for the past two weeks at the terminus of the southern section, next to the Pontardawe Playing Fields, Trebanos. This is 300 yards north of Upper Trebanos Lock. Tow path edge renewal continues. Sunday...

WORK PARTY SOUTH OF PONTARDAWE PLAYING FIELDS: 2.5.17.

  We are halfway to rebuilding the tow-path edges south of the 800 yard piped section at Pontardawe Playing Fields. This  restoration will prevent further erosion of the banks  and any subsequent flooding.  Most of the material used is provided by the Canal and River Trust though much of the local Blue Tennant Sandstone is...

THE WEEK AHEAD: 1.5.17 TO 7.7.17.

TUESDAY 2ND MAY; Work party meets at Brownsters Cafe, Clydach between 8.00 and 9.00am. Work starts at 9.15  at the terminus of the southern section at Pontardawe Playing Fields where we are repairing  the eroded wash holes. This continues the work we started last week. WEDNESDAY 3RD MAY: MONTHLY OPEN MEETING OF THE SWANSEA  CANAL...

PONTARDAWE TO YNYSMEUDWY SUNDAY WORK PARTIES TO START IN MAY.

Monthly work parties  for the maintenance of the northern half of the Swansea Canal will commence on Sunday, May 21st. This is a joint project  with the Canal and River Trust who own the canal. Litter picking and vegetation clearance will be the first priorities and the work will start at 10.00am and finish at...

Country Focus: Green Flag Swansea Canal Radio Interview.

  Rachael Garside visited the Swansea Canal last October and her interviews with us concerning our Green Flag Award  were broadcast on Country Focus on Radio Wales shortly afterwards.   They have now been repeated and can be heard on:- http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b080c6p7#play    

THE WEEK AHEAD: 24TH APRIL TO 30TH APRIL 2017

  TUESDAY 25TH APRIL: Work Party meets at Brownsters Cafe High Street Clydach between 8.00 and9.00am. Work starts 400 yards north of Upper Trebanos Lock at 9.15. We will be repairing the wash holes just south of the southern terminus  next to the Pontardawe Playing Fields. SUNDAY 30th APRIL: Canoe and Kayak Hire from the...

Primroses

The primroses planted at Trebanos Lock several years ago have now naturalised and and making a lovely display this year.   Well worth going along there to have a look.

THE WEEK AHEAD: 10TH APRIL TO 16TH APRIL 2017.

TUESDAY 11TH APRIL:  WORK PARTY MEETS AT BROWNSTERS CAFE HIGH STREET, CLYDACH BETWEEN 8.00 AND 9.00AM. Work commences at 9.30 north of Upper Trebanos Lock repairing wash holes to prevent bank erosion. We now have our own generator which will make the work easier. SUNDAY 16TH APRIL: Swansea Canal Society are having a multi-sport ‘taster’...