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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...

OUR NEW WIDE-TYRE TIPPER TRACTOR IN ACTION: 27.3.18

     Our new tipper tractor, bought with money generously made available by the Mynydd y Bettws Wind Farm Community Fund saw action for the first time this morning in Coed Gwilym Park. We had a delivery of cement and stone dust which we would normally have to barrow in wheelbarrows from the bowling green to...

MORE CRAFT STALL PICTURES: 15.3.18.

       Some new pics from our successful craft stall at the Co-op Supermarket, Clydach last Thursday.  Excellent sales of £125. All photos taken by our stalwart snapper, Paul Rapsey and everything made by our wonderful volunteers apart from the kitchen towels! Thanks, of course, to the Co-op for letting us invade their foyer.  

SCS Craft Stall in Clydach Co-op: 15.3.18.

 We were again invited to set up our craft stall in the Co-op supermarket  foyer in Clydach this Thursday. We had a successful day as we sold goods to a total of £125. Thanks to everyone who helped man (and woman) the stall, and thanks too to the Co-op for being so supportive. The stall...

CLYDACH’S MP VISITS THE SWANSEA CANAL: 9. 3.18.

Tonia Antoniazzi, our MP for the Gower Constituency, joined us to see the work (and play) that is all part off the plans to bring the Swansea Canal to life. She and Michelle, her PA, met us and David Morgan and Jade Hester from the Canal and River Trust at Coed Gwilym Park . Gwyn...

THE WEEK AHEAD: 11TH MARCH TO 17TH MARCH 2018

Tuesday 13th March: Work Party Meets at Brownsters Cafe, High Street, Clydach between 8.00 and 9.00am. Work starts at Ynysmeudwy Locks at 9.15. We will continue to clear the mud from the towpath and weeds from channel. Grappling irons and drag forks required. We will also be clearing the channel between Coed GwilyM Park and ...

SOUTH WALES WATERWAYS ON SHOW AT THE WATERFRONT MUSEUM 24.2.18

The Inland Waterways Association invited all the South Wales Waterway charities and organisations to take part in an exhibition at the Waterfront Museum in Swansea last Saturday, the 24th of February. It was an opportunity for them all to publicise the benefits of the canals and waterways as well as the valuable work the charities...

Round and About: 21.2.18

More work at Ynysmeudwy. Brambles cleared on the off -side and mud removed from the towpath side.              Extra fencing installed to raise some of the boundary wall as part of our Good Neighbour  policy at the Old Highways Depot.                 And lastly a photo of the...

TESCO, CO-OP AND WRG: OUR SINCERE THANKS.

Thanks to the funds raised by  the  customers  of  the Tesco Supermarket in Pontardawe and the Co-op Supermarket in Clydach we have been able to purchase a flat bed trailer that is capable of carrying our canoes and kayaks as well as  performing numerous other canal related tasks. We thank the Co-op in Clydach for...

FURTHER WORK AT YNYSMEUDWY: 13.2.18.

In heavy rain we laid ‘crush and run’ gravel over the extremely muddy areas by the five bar gate at the entrance to bridge 9 over the canal. This will harden up and provide a reasonably dry access to the canal. We cleared more grass-free beds at Ynysmeudwy Lower Lock prior to wildflower seed planting...