Society

NEXT SCS MONTHLY MEETING: WEDNESDAY 3.1.18.

The next Meeting of the Swansea Canal Society will be held in the Vardre Rugby Club, Hebron Road, Clydach at 7.30 on Wednesday, the 3rd of January 2018. All welcome.

THE CANAL BENEATH OUR FEET: (21) WHAT’S BEEN DONE SO FAR (21.12.17)

TIME TO TAKE STOCK. WE TOOK POSSESSION OF A LARGE PORTION OF THE COUNCIL YARD IN PONTARDAWE ROAD, CLYDACH IN DECEMBER 2016 THANKS TO THE  GENEROSITY OF THE CITY AND COUNTY OF SWANSEA.   THE CANAL WAS BURIED IN  1973 IN A PIPE BENEATH THE YARD AFTER WHICH TWO MUNICIPAL HIGHWAYS DEPARTMENT BUILDINGS WERE ERECTED ON...

THE DAY’S WORK IN PONTARDAWE AND CLYDACH : 19.12.17

WE WERE ALL OVER THE PLACE TODAY AS WE CLEARED UP THE CANAL IN PONTARDAWE AND LEFT THE COUNCIL YARD IN CLYDACH TO THE  CONTRACTORS WHO ARE DOING SUCH A GOOD JOB OF LAYING THE TARMAC ON THE NEW TOWPATH.                       IN THE SITE OFFICE...

THE WEEK AHEAD: 17th DECEMBER TO 23rd DECEMBER 2017

TUESDAY 19TH DECEMBER:  Work Party meets at Brownsters Cafe, High Street, Clydach betwen 8.00 and 9.00am. Work starts at 9.30 at Holly Street Bridge, Pontardawe. We will be clearing the litter etc from the stretch of canal between Herbert Street and Holly Street in time for Christmas. We will also have a presence at the...

CO-OP PRESENTATION TO THE SCS. 25.11.17

The Swansea Canal Society was delighted and honoured to receive a cheque for £3448.00 from the Clydach Co-op Local Community Fund.  This money was raised by Co-op members pledging a percentage of  their purchase of Co-op own brands and also from the Co-op carrier bag levy. We will put this money towards the purchase of...

THE WEEK AHEAD: 26TH NOVEMBER TO 2ND DECEMBER 2017

TUESDAY 28TH NOVEMBER: Work party meets at Brownsters Cafe, High Street, Clydach between 8.00 and 9.00am. Work starts at 9.15 at the Old Highways Depot, Pontardawe Road, Clydach. Final work on the towpath edging, foundations and the security fencing to be completed prior to a site visit by the tarmac contractors which will take place...

Illustrated News: 15.11.17.

   LEFT:  (L TOR) DAVID VINER, NICK WORHTINGTON AND DAVID MORGAN  FROM THE CANAL AND RIVER TRUST JOIN CLLR. GORDON WALKER TO INSPECT THE CLYDACH LOCK REPAIRS.       BELOW: GORDON AND GARETH CHECK THE  WIDTH MEASUREMENT OF THE NEW TOW PATH ROUTE BEHIND  ST BENEDICTS CHURCH.             BELOW: ...

2107 AGM DATE NOW SET FOR 29.11.17.

The new date for this year’s AGM has been set for Wednesday, November the 29th at the Vardre Rugby Club, Hebron Road Clydach. It will commence at 6.30pm. Following the AGM and our monthly meeting there will bea  short talk by Clive Reed on the Tareni Colliery and its Use of the Swansea Canal. All...

Payout of the Co-op Local Community Fund on Saturday 25 November.

The Co-op supermarket in Clydach is having a celebration day on Saturday 25th November to present its chosen charities with the money raised by Co-op customers through its plastic bag levy and branded sales schemes. We are honoured to have been one of those charities. The money that loyal Co-op members have raised for the...

AVIVA COMMUNITY FUND: VOTE FOR THE SWANSEA CANAL SOCIETY.

Aviva Insurance Community Fund is offering funding of between £10,000 and £25,000 for charitable causes. We have applied to them for funding to realise our dream of making the canal a major tourist attraction. We are very pleased to say that we have successfully passed the first stage  and our future success depends on the...

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...