Future Volunteer Workdays

Bennerley Viaduct Volunteers clearing scrub vegetation to increase diversity and create a path for public use.

Our Next workdays are on:

Saturday May 11th: Start time 10:00am

Saturday June 8th

Saturday July 6th

More details to follow:

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Volunteer Workday Saturday March 30th

Our next work party will take place on Saturday, March 30th 2019 between 10:00 am and 3:00pm. We will be working under the middle spans. These spans are heavily overgrown with hawthorn, bramble, and other scrub species. We need to prepare these spans so the new footpath under the viaduct can be extended on to the Nottingham Canal.

The scrub clearing tasks will include:

  • Lopping,
  • Hawthorn removal,
  • Scrub removal,
  • Tree pruning and cutting back.
  • The creation of some habitat piles.
  • Removing roots.
  • Cutting back bracken.

We will bring protective gloves but if you have your own, please bring them.

If you arrive during the morning or afternoon, we will be working under the middle spans so you will have to find us. Come for as long or as short as you can manage, it will be good to see you. The difference that the volunteers made in 2016 and 2017 was phenomenal and we express our thanks and appreciation to all those who helped make such a difference.

The barrier on Newtons Lane will be open from 9:30 onwards so you can bring your car up to the viaduct.  See Map   Come for an hour, a morning or the day. It will be brilliant to see you all again.

Meeting Dates and Times 2018

Full Meetings of the Friends of Bennerley Viaduct currently take place once every two months. Anyone who is is interested in the future of the viaduct is welcome to attend and participate. The next meetings will take place on:

Monday February 12th The Gate Inn Awsworth 7:00 pm

Monday April 16th (AGM) The Gate Inn, Awsworth. 7:00 pm

Monday 18th June The Gate Inn, Awsworth  7:00 pm.

 

All welcome. If you want any item to be included on the agenda, please contact Kieran Lee. me.   kieran.lee@sustrans.org.uk