10 members of the Canal Society set about clearing the bank that leads from Top Lock to the Tunnel. Some of the group also cleared the offside of the lock and uncovered the Life Bouy and Lock Sign that had been engulfed by Laurel Hedging. A huge amount of undergrowth was cleared from the embankment and local landowner Nick Strivens agreed to the team depositing this in his field for burning at a later stage. Nick is also Chair of the Canal Society and along with his wife Alison provided hot drinks throughout the day.
It was particularly pleasing to see 10 year old Cameron and his Mum Gillian from Rugby. Young Cameron outshone some of the older members with his speed and energy and he seemed to thoroughly enjoy his time with the group.
The next work party will be on Thursday 12th March when we will concentrate on the Stop House Garden and the garden area at the base of Butchers Bridge.