Tag Archives: Canals and Rivers Trust

Down the Cut this Sunday

This Sunday (23rd April), volunteers are invited to join the Canal and River Trust to help clean up and tidy the stretch of Grand Union Canal that the Neighbourhood Forum has ‘adopted’. Meet at the old Vineries Canal Bridge at … Continue reading

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National Nest Box Week Event

Spring is just around the corner and for the last 19 years a week in February is given the title National Nest Box Week. The project of the British Trust for Ornithology, the idea to encourage people to put up … Continue reading

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Good Morning’s Work

Thanks to the many people who turned out to work on our stretch of canal on Sunday 6th November. We planted hundreds of bulbs, picked up litter, cut back overhanging branches and generally tidied up. We were also presented with … Continue reading

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Canal Tidy and Bulb Planting

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Canal Adoption Scheme – Sunday 5th June

Our next meeting and tidy up session on the Grand Union is Sunday 5th June at 10am. Last time we met, Canals and Rivers Trust documented the scheme with a film and photos. Here are the photos they took. We … Continue reading

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Canal Clean Up Session

We were lucky with the weather for our ‘Adopt a Stretch of the Canal’ session this Sunday. Thanks to Ralph from Canals & Rivers Trust, who stepped into replace Steve, our usual Volunteer Supporter after a cycling accident, (get well … Continue reading

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A Fruitful Day

The weather was fine and so volunteers were out in force along the Grand Union Canal and Fox Hollies Park on Sunday, to help enhance our local green spaces. Litter picking, hedge and fruit tree planting took place on the … Continue reading

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Towpath Upgrade and Temporary Closure

December Update – The resurfacing continues at a good pace. It is continuing to the boundary of Solihull, which is Lincoln Road Bridge.   As part of the Birmingham Cycle Revolution Funding, which aims is to encourage more people to … Continue reading

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A Good Morning’s Work beside the Canal.

Thanks to the 9 volunteers who turned up on a sunny Sunday morning to improve the Canal around Vineries Bridge. Lots of litter was collected, railings rubbed down and painted and weeding done. Steve, the Volunteer Co-Ordinator, brought along his … Continue reading

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Grand Union Canal – Uniting the Community in Acocks Green

Following the very successful first meeting as a working group for the ‘Adopt a Stretch of Canal’ project, where around 15 volunteers worked hard litter-picking and tidying; our ancient waterway appeared on Central News on Thursday 14th May. On 30th April … Continue reading

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