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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...

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...

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: ...

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...

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...

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...

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.

THE WATERWAYS RECOVERY GROUP WEEK AHEAD: SUNDAY 9TH JULY TO 16TH JULY.

SUNDAY 9TH JULY:  This year’s summer camp for the volunteers of the Waterways Recovery Group will be based at Upper Trebanos Lock though there will be a second work site three hundred yards upstream where the canal descends into the piped section at Pontardawe Playing Fields.  Our Entertainment Officer, Alan Williams, will be meeting the...

THE WEEK AHEAD: 3/7/17 TO 9/7/17

Tuesday, 4th July: Work party meets at Brownsters cafe, High Street, Clydach between 8.00 and 9.00am. Work starts at 9.15 am three hundred yards north of Upper Trebanos Lock wher we continue to repair washholes and reinforce flood defences. This is work that will enable the volunteers of the Waterways Recovery Group who are working...