Volunteer work day. April 1st. Get outside and enjoy those April showers

Bennerley Viaduct Workday. Saturday April 1st 10:00 am start

The tasks will start at ten and finish about 3:00pm. Come for as long or as short as you want. As well as protecting the structure, we are all enhancing the environment under the viaduct and your time given is an invaluable contribution to moving the project forwards. Tasks we will undertake on Saturday will include:
LIGHTER WORK
1.Litter: there is not that much to do here after last months marathon clear up but there is some to be cleared and some old plastic gutters need to be moved.
2. Clearance of thorny scrub vegetation, Brambles and unwanted tree removal. (This work is limited due to it being nesting season but there are a few areas which need clearing.
3. Brewing tea and coffee using the Kelly Kettle.

HEAVIER WORK FOR THE MORE ENERGETIC
4. Removal of earth and soil from some cast iron pier bases along with creating a walkway around some pier bases to allow wheelbarrow access (and eventually disabled access) (Bring spades)
5. Some tree stump removal using a mattock.

Tools, Hi Viz vests, litter pickers tools will be provided but if you want to dig, bring a spade if you can.

Bring sensible clothing for the conditions. If you are staying for the day, bring a packed lunch. Tea and coffee will be provided throughout the day using the woodburning miniature Kelly Stove.

Showery weather is predicted and conditions are wet under the viaduct

NB. The bridge on Awsworth Road is still closed so to access the track leading to the viaduct, you will have to come from Shilo Way. Ignore the sign saying road closed. Go down Newtons Lane and just before you come to the new bridge, turn right on the track going up to the viaduct. The barrier will be open allowing vehicle access to the viaduct.
To help plan the session, please e mail me to let me know whether you can attend. kieran.lee@sustrans.org.uk

 

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