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Volunteers repaint iconic cast iron bridge in a week

15 July 2015 - 12:58pm

Volunteers from two local waterway charities spent a week in June re-painting a 19th Century canal bridge on the Caldon Canal.

The cast iron bridge at Hazelhurst Junction, which is a Grade 2 Listed structure, hadn’t been painted for over twenty years, and so The Inland Waterways Association’s North Staffordshire & South Cheshire Branch and the Caldon & Uttoxeter Canals Trust joined forces to plan and implement a project to paint the bridge in a week.

Uttoxeter Canal work party report - April 2015

16 April 2015 - 5:33pm

The latest work party on the Uttoxeter Canal continued work in the Crumpwood area. One group dealt with a large clump of hawthorn which was hiding the wall of the weir-keeper’s cottage while another group went to Bridge 70 to remove a tree beside the recently restored towpath. Work to reveal buried parts of the weir also continued.

Uttoxeter Canal work party report - April 2015

16 April 2015 - 5:33pm

The latest work party on the Uttoxeter Canal continued work in the Crumpwood area. One group dealt with a large clump of hawthorn which was hiding the wall of the weir-keeper’s cottage while another group went to Bridge 70 to remove a tree beside the recently restored towpath. Work to reveal buried parts of the weir also continued.

Churnet Valley Woodland Wildlife Surveyor

20 March 2015 - 4:58pm

Our Churnet Valley Living Landscape Partnership colleagues at RSPB are looking for a Woodland Wildlife Surveyor to carry out surveys along the line of the Caldon Canal in the next couple of months. The main task is to undertake a playback surveys for willow tits. This involves playing a willow tit call for two minutes every 100m and then waiting for a further two minutes to see if there is any response.

Churnet Valley Woodland Wildlife Surveyor

20 March 2015 - 4:58pm

Our Churnet Valley Living Landscape Partnership colleagues at RSPB are looking for a Woodland Wildlife Surveyor to carry out surveys along the line of the Caldon Canal in the next couple of months. The main task is to undertake a playback surveys for willow tits. This involves playing a willow tit call for two minutes every 100m and then waiting for a further two minutes to see if there is any response.

Volunteers work towards job qualifications on the Caldon Canal

17 February 2015 - 2:55pm

A group of volunteers are being encouraged to gain new skills and work towards a level 2 qualification in Work Based Environmental Conservation, accredited by City & Guilds. There are currently 10 volunteers aged from 16 to 20 who attend 3 days a week, working on various tasks on the Caldon Canal.

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