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Work Party: Tuesday 17th November 2020

What a wet day! Our sensible volunteers – Annette and Gill – cosseted themselves in a cosy cafe to finalise the Christmas video that was filmed last week. The rest of us worked through almost constant rain in and around the Buried Lock site. Apologies for the poor quality of some of the photos, due...

The Week Ahead: Sunday 15th – Saturday 21st November 2020

Work Party Tuesday 17th November 2020: Now that the Firebreak is over, we can all meet together. So please assemble at the Hidden Lock site in Clydach at 9am. Tasks within the site will be allocated upon arrival and will include building a wall around the garden, building compost bins and clearing leaves. Bring your...

Restoration Review by CRT [November 2020]

Check out a fascinating blog on the Swansea Canal from Katie, the Restoration Coordinator for the Canal & River Trust, Wales & South-West. Our wonderful volunteers are thrilled to be helping to restore this important waterway.  Click here to view in a new window.

Work Party: Tuesday 10th November 2020

Today was our first day of volunteering as a group after the end of the firebreak. The removal of travel restrictions meant that we could all meet together again, which we did in Coed Gwilym Park. Our plan for the day was to leave restoration work to once side in favour of having a bit...

The Week Ahead: Sunday 8th – Saturday 14th November 2020

The National Firebreak ends on 9th November. Groups of up to 30 can meet outdoors and travel restrictions are lifted. Work Party Tuesday 10th November 2020: Meet at the canoe store in Coed Gwilym Park at 9.30 am. We intend to record a short Christmas Video that can be shown in the library and make...

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...