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April WorkParty

It's on Sunday April 14th in St Helens.

Meet In Victoria House Car Park by the traffic lights at the junction of Standish Street & Pocket Nook Street at 10:00.

Nearest postcode: WA9 1LR.

We will be involved in the removal of rubbish from the canal between Standish Street and New Double Locks.

March WorkParty

It was on Sunday March 10th at Blackbrook.

We met at the Sankey Valley Heritage Car Park behind the Ship Inn, Blackbrook, St. Helens

Nearest postcode: WA11 0AB

On Sunday, 10th March, we were at Blackbrook, along the stretch of canal by the Sankey Valley Heritage Visitor Centre where we were pulling fallen trees out of the canal.  We also cleared a large area of brambles and reeds and some of us did a litter pick round the area.  For a large part of the day we had 10 volunteers.  There was very mixed weather from heavy rain to blustery winds, sunshine and short sharp hail showers, but the weather didn't stop the work!

February WorkParty with WRG (NW)

On Sunday, 3rd February, we had the services of the WRG(NW) with us when we tackled the bushes and trees growing out of the canal wall on the towpath side between the bridge to Bewsey Old Hall and Bewsey Lock. Here are before and after views showing the difference that has been made.


Also work was done on the Bewsey Lock Island cutting back nature's growth which was nearly 2 years since they were last cutting down trees there.
There were about a dozen people working in generally lovely weather conditions.

Before ...

After

On Wednesday 9th January 2019, another milestone was installed at the side of the canal.  This one is labelled '10 Mile to Ferry Lock' and was positioned approximately half-way between the Old Double Locks and the Blackbrook Road bridge.

Future Events that SCARS Sales & Exhibition Gazebo will be attending:

Events will appear here when I know the details!

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Last Edited: 12 Apr 19 22:00

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