Collaborations

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...

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...

OFFICIAL OPENING CEREMONY OF THE SUSTRANS CYCLE AND TOW PATH. 23.1.18

1. (Right)  Pupils of St Joseph’s Catholic School, Clydach wait to be the first to use the new 120 metre towpath through the Old Highways Depot, Pontardawe Road Clydach SA6 5NS.   2. (Below) And here they go. Led by Joe Coggins, Publicity Officer for the Canal and River Trust.          ...

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...