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WORK ON THE CANAL:12.6.18

  We were joined by the Ammanford Ramblers this morning for their annual paddle along our beautiful canal. Our craft stall with all the produce made by our volunteers, was a big success.                     In glorious June weather they took to the boats and were soon making for Trebanos...

THE WEEK AHEAD: 17TH JUNE TO 23RD JUNE 2018

Sunday 17th June: Unfortunately we have insufficient volunteers to man the canoe hire store this Sunday. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. We will resume normal Sunday opening hours on the 24th June. SUNDAY CANOE and KAYAK HIRE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Volunteers are urgently required to keep the canoe hire project going, throughout the summer Sundays....

Plogging? Plalking? or Just plain Plittering?

It’s all the latest craze. It must be, it was on Sky News yesterday. It comes from Scandinavia and this mixture of jogging and collecting plastic  litter is sweeping the country. Here is what it is all about:- https://inews.co.uk/news/environment/what-is-plogging-and-how-do-i-get-involved/ Of course, you could slow down to a walk  and then it becomes plawking, or if...

PEOPLE DOING THEIR BIT: CANOES, CANAL, AND KWT: 29.5.18.

We were here, there, and everywhere today. Dom and Bob completed the denailing of the roof timbers in the Hidden Lock site, and wheelbarrowed them up to the site office where they will be transformed into a tool store for our future activities their. They did not quite finish as someone commandeered their wheelbarrow to...

YNYSMEUDWY LOCKS WORK PARTY: 22.5.18.

Our friends from the Waterway Recovery Group willbe joining us in August to start on giving the two locks at Ynysmeudwy a much needed facelift. In preparation for this Michelle organised a work party at both locks to clear the ramapant vegetation. Above are the pictures of the Lower Lock by wash  before and after...

RICHARD PARRY, CEO of the CANAL AND RIVER TRUST, at the SWANSEA CANAL: 24TH MAY 2018

Richard Parry and Nigel Annett (under the  umbrella) at the Clydach (Hidden Lock) site. We were delighted to welcome three important members of the governing body of the  Canal and River Trust to the Swansea Canal. Nigel Annett (above, left,in the pale blue sweater)  was appointed as a Trustee of the Canal and River Trust...

CANAL & RIVER TRUST VOLUNTEER LUNCH AT THE 14 LOCK CENTRE: 23.5.18.

The Canal & River Trust Board meets for two days every other month at a different location on the canal network across England and Wales. On the 23rd May the Board met in Wales, and the Monmouthshire, Brecon & Abergavenny Canals Trust hosted the Board and its guests for a buffet lunch and get-together at...

Wales This Week: Wellbeing over 50.

Greg Lewis from ITV TV, and his cameraman, Barrie, joined us on a glorious spring day to capture in sound and vision the mental and physical benefits that result from active volunteer working in the community after the age of fifty. He found us working in St Benedict’s churchyard cutting back on the weeds and...

Museums, Lord Constables and the Sharpness Canal: SCS hit Gloucester: 8th May 2018

Our day trip began at 7.30 am with the coach making the first pick-up in the car park at Lidl’s in Pontardawe, then down to the Community Centre in Clydach for the second pick-up and a final pick-up for Jacqueline and Rabbie en route to the M4. The traffic started to build up around Port...

THE WEEK AHEAD: 22ND APRIL TO 28TH APRIL

SUNDAY 22ND: Canoes and kayaks for hire at Coed Gwilym Park. First Hire 10.30am. Last hire 2.30pm. Canoes £7.00 Rafts £10, single kayaks, £4. Full details under Canoe Hire on this website. Tuesday 27th April:  Work Party meets at Brownsters Cafe between 8.00 and9.00am. Work starts at 9.15am at the canoe store Clydach to complete...

Waterway Recovery Group Visit from Dave Worthington.

We were delighted to meet Dave Worthington once again. Dave was the leader of last year’s WRG summer camp and work site at Upper Trebanos Lock. He came to inspect the same site for this year’s camp which will run from August 4th to the 11th. We will be also allocating the Tuesday of that...

CANALSIDE FOLK ART: MARCH 2018

Walkers, canoeists, and cyclists along our lovely canal will have been struck by a couple of new additions to the towpath scenery. An anonymous installation artist (or maybe it is more than one) has created two striking pieces, one using  a recycled bike part, and one a rather more conservative piece of  floral metalwork. The...