Collaborations

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...

Our New CRT Team Leader: 20.6.17.

We were delighted to welcome our new Canal and River Trust Volunteer Team Leader to  Pontardawe last Tuesday. She is Jade Hester, pictured on the extreme left of this photo. She has taken over the role on secondment  for six months though this may become a permanent post. She has already ordered native wildflowers for...

The Co-operation of the Co-operative Society: The Two Day Stall.

       The Co-Operative Society supermarket in Clydach have been very generous in  allocating us a further two days to publicise the Society in their store. This is all part of their six month sponsorship of us as one of their two chosen local charities. Michelle and Alan, in the left hand photo, took charge of...

Message from Andrew Stumpf (CRT Head of Wales)

We are delighted to have received a twitter message from Andrew Stumpf today, acknowledging the success of of our adoption of the two mile section of the Swansea Canal from Clydach to Trebeanos Locks. As below. Do contribute to our new Twitter account. Andrew Stumpf (@astumpfcrt) tweeted at 10:04 a.m. on Sun, May 21, 2017:...

THE WEEK AHEAD: 22ND MAY TO 28TH MAY 2017.

TUESDAY 23RD MAY: Work Party meets at Brownsters cafe High Street, Clydach between 8.00 and 9.00am. Work commences at Trebanos at 9.15, four hundred yards north of the Upper Trebanos Lock where we will be continuing the repairs to the wash holes and eroded banks. FRIDAY AND SATURDAY 26 AND 27TH:  Our Stall of hand-made...

16.5.17. THE CO-OP AND THE OLD STONE BARGE.

          As Monday’s deluge continued unabated into Tuesday we split into indoor and outdoor parties. It may have seemed an easier shift for Gill and Sue looking after our gift and craft stall indoors in the foyer of Clydach Co-op but the weather was not going to make it a bumper ...

Swansea Canal Adoptions.

For those of you who watched BBC ‘Wales Today’ today and are interested in adopting a section of canal, the CRT website link is:- https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/volunteer/adopt-a-canal The Swansea Canal has adopted the section of Swansea Canal from Clydach to Trebanos and we work closely with the Canal And River Trust in helping to restore this section....