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CO-OP LOCAL COMMUNITY FUND: FUNDING ROUND CLOSES 11.11.17.

THERE ARE JUST THREE WEEKS TO GO BEFORE THE CO-OP COMMUNITY FUND CLOSES. So far,  our cause has raised a total of £713 from the 1% Co-op members earn when they buy Co-op branded products and services, and from the sale of Co-op carrier bags. However, there’s still £4,447 of unallocated funding up for grabs...

THE WEEK AHEAD: 22ND OCTOBER TO 28TH OCTOBER 2017

Tuesday 24th October: Work Party meets at Brownsters Cafe, HIgh Street Clydach between 8.00 and 9.00am. Work starts  at two sites at 9.15:- 1. Clydach Lock:  Finish back filling behind sleepers. Use lime mortar mix to cement sleepers to top coping stones. Angle grind top of bolts level with sleeper tops. Prepare for repointing of...

THE WEEK AHEAD; 8TH 0CTOBER TO 14TH OCTOBER 2017

Tuesday 10th October: Work parties meet at Brownsters Cafe, High Street, Clydach between 8.00 and 9.00am. Work starts at two sites at 9.30am. 1. Clydach Lock: Backfill behind the sleepers, bolt in the sleepers to timbers. Photo above left shows the sleepers in position above the reinstated coping stones. (Taken at tea break hence all...

AGM: WEDNESDAY 25TH OCTOBER 2017 AT VARDRE RUGBY CLUB AT 7.30.

The documents relating to our 2017 AGM are listed on our Home Page and can be viewed by clicking on each link. The Rugby Club is opposite the Forge Fach Community Centre in Hebron Road, Clydach next to the Lower Clydach River bridge and close to the Canal. We hope to see as many of...

MYNYDD Y BETWS COMMUNITY BENEFIT FUND AWARD.

We are thrilled to announce that we have received a grant of £1,872 towards the purchase of a motorised mini-dumper. The Society’s volunteers are involved with numerous restoration projects along the length of the canal including the repairs to the tow path and wash holes and restoration of locks and bridges. These are examples of...

THE WEEK AHEAD: 27TH AUGUST TO 2ND SEPTEMBER 2017.

Sunday, 27th August 2017: Canoes and Kayaks for hire from the canoe store in Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach. First hire at 10.00am, last hire at 2.30pm. Canoes (three seaters), £7; Sit on top kayaks, £5 (double) and £4 (single). Full terms and conditions under ‘Canoe Hire’ in  this website.      Tuesday 29th August 2017: Work...

GREAT NEWS FROM THE GOWER SOCIETY: 11.8.17.

Having made an application to the Gower Society earlier this year for funding to help repair the Clydach (Mond) Lock, we were delighted to welcome Audrey Frank, Jeremy Kingham, and Maggie Cuthbert from the Gower Society Committee to the Swansea Canal for a site visit yesterday. Andy, our funding officer, and John Gwalter, our treasurer...

Tesco; the 3 Charities Race: It’s Nip and Tuck…..

…..Or neck and neck,  or a damned close run thing. The tokens are dropping like blue and red flies into the perspex-fronted  ballot boxes in  Tesco’s checkout corridor in Pontardawe.  At stake are three prizes; the charity with the most tokens gets four grand, the second gets 2k and the third gets  £1,000. All worth...

Rafters and Grafters: 1.8.17.

   A young German family, here in Clydach to visit their relative in Craig Cefn Parc, were our  canal guests on a very showery morning in Coed Gwilym Park. As they were fairly new to canoeing, and there were three young children, we lashed two boats together to form a raft for them. They obviously...

Waterway Recovery Group: Many Hands Make Mortar Shortage: 10.7.17

Upper Trebanos Lock was a full of our our wonderful WRG volunteers, clinging, it appeared, to the chamber wall like limpets with  legs. At last, after the abortive attempt of two years ago, the off side wall is being repointed. Firmly supported by sand bags, youngman’s boards and palettes, the multi-armed WRG army is bringing...

Waterway Recovery Group: Many Hands Make Mortar Shortage: 10.7.17

Upper Trebanos Lock was a full of our our wonderful WRG volunteers, clinging, it appeared, to the chamber wall like limpets with  legs. At last, after the abortive attempt of two years ago, the off side wall is being repointed. Firmly supported by sand bags, youngman’s boards and palettes, the multi-armed WRG army is bringing...

No Work Party on Tuesday 11th July. Lunch with WRG now on 12th July at 13.00

Due to the inclement weather forecast for Tuesday 11 th July, thhe lunch with the WRG volunteers will now be held on Wednesday, the 12th July at 13.00.  Work party meets at Trebanos Lock at 9.00 am on the 12th. No meeting at Brownsters on Tuesday or Wednesday.