Work Parties

Details of Work Parties


On the conservation and restoration projects there are plenty of opportunities on offer.  Anyone with experience of construction or conservation would be ideal but this is not by any means essential and any offers of help will be warmly welcomed. - Call John below or just turn up at the venue publicised on here.


If you want to do something positive to help the restoration, then join our regular Work Parties!


Generally SCARS often organises work parties to do practical work on and around the Canal.


Our work party organiser is John Hughes.  You can contact him on 01744 600656 or email for further information.


All volunteers are assured of a warm friendly welcome.  You don't have to come for all day, just come for a couple of hours and try it!

There are a few rules that apply:


  1. Volunteers must be over 18 years of age & under 70 years of age.

  2. Sturdy footwear is advisable.  Steel toe-capped boots are essential for construction tasks.

  3. Wear old clothes that you don't mind getting dirty or torn.

  4. We can supply work gloves, goggles and hard hats. (You can bring your own.)

  5. SCARS have all the necessary tools and equipment.

  6. Be prepared to work under supervision and abide by any rules of the site.

  7. Bring a packed lunch and a drink.

  8. Waterproof clothing is useful if it should rain.

  9. The work won't be too hard; you just work to your own strengths.

  10. Enjoy it.

If you have any problems with the above then please get in touch to see if we can find other ways of using your valued help.


For details of the next work party please click on latest news or future events

Next Work Party

Where: Winwick Quay Dry Dock

   (Meet at Winwick Quay Maintenance Yard by the M62 motorway bridge.)


When: Sunday 2nd February 2020

Time: from 10:00 until 15:00

What: Tasks will involve vegetation clearance in and around the Winwick Quay dry dock and at Hulme Lock. 

Also litter clearance in the surrounding areas.


Nearest Postcode: WA2 8RL

Where: Bewsey Lock


When: Wednesday 19th February 2020

Time: from 10:00 until 15:00

What: Tasks will involve vegetation clearance in and around the Bewsey Lock

Also litter clearance in the surrounding area.


Nearest Postcode: WA5 9PB

To see pictures from our recent work party projects, click on the button below

Last Edited: 2 Jan19 22:15