The exhibition which was in the Erewash Museum over the summer is now officially on tour. It has been in the Youth Centre in Awsworth. It is currently in Awsworth primary School and it will be moving to different venues in the locality. If you know of somewhere who would like to display the large model showing the plans, then please get in touch with me. Kieran.firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday October 30th: The Gate Inn, Awsworth, 7:00 pm
Help us plan for the future of the viaduct over a pint in an award winning local pub. The group draws from a wide cross section of the community. Come along to find out what is happening and possibly become more involved in the project. You will be most welcome to join the group. We welcome your ideas and support in developing this project which will bring such benefits for the wider community.
Saturday October 22nd. Practical Workday building an Otter Holt.
On this workday, we will have a Sustrans ecologist with us and we are hoping to build an otter holt with some of the wood and vegetation which has been removed from underneath the viaduct. More details to follow.
Saturday 15th October. East Midlands Cycle Forum, Chesterfield.
The plans to bring the viaduct back into as a cycling and walking trail is being warmly welcomed by the cycling community. Sir Dave Brailsford has publicly supported the proposals. The Bennerley Viaduct project will have a stand at this event and we will be delivering a short presentation. If you are a cyclist, this event is worth supporting. Continue reading “Viaduct Exhibition”
Monday 10th October The Gate Inn, Awsworth. 7:30 pm
As part of Awsworth’s Neighbourhood Plan, Kieran Lee will be delivering a presentation of he history of the Bennerley viaduct and future plans. Kieran plans to incorporate original sound recordings and old images from the Great Northern railway into the presentation. The talk will tell the story of the survival of our iron giant and the exciting plans for the future. Booking not required.
Does your group want a presentation?
If you belong to a group and feel a presentation about the viaduct would be of interest, then please get in touch with me and I will arrange a bespoke presentation for your group. Kieran.email@example.com
Walking for Health Training.
Six people have expressed an interest in receiving training from Walking for Health. This is a free training opportunity which will enable you to lead walks under the Walking for Health Scheme. The training will be for a full day. We are wanting the Bennerley Viaduct area to be as accessible as possible for all walkers. If you are interested in receiving training, please contact me. Kieran.firstname.lastname@example.org
Workday Volunteer Training Event. October 8th.
A workday training event will be held on October 8th. A provisional venue has been booked in Ilkeston but as yet the venue is not confirmed. The event is predominantly a classroom based day but with some outdoor practice. The course is designed to provide the necessary training for those who may want to lead work parties of volunteers at some stage in the future. The session will be led by the Sustrans Volunter Programme Manager, Katie Aartse-Tuyn. There is no charge for the training. This would be ideal for anyone who at some future stage may wish to take charge of the organisation of a workday. For booking or further details, contact Kieran on email@example.com