Braunston Canal Society News Broken records 2 DecRecord breaking turnout to cut onside vegetation. Towpath improved 20 NovSection raised above regular flooding. Bypass given the go ahead 12 OctLock 1 bypass weir cleared Weirs the fence? 29 SepThe weir fence at lock 4 restored The rot has set in 13 SepPainting lock 6 exposes poor condition of woodwork. Weir all looking good 31 AugWeir fence at lock 5 restored. Tug & flat recalled 28 AugTowpath completion expedited Grit and determination 9 AugTowpath renovation continues Hit for Six 29 JulThe metalwork on lock 6 painted Firm footing in the wet 29 JulRenovation of towpath between locks 1 and 2 Five go to five 12 JulLock 5 painting completed The third cut is the deepest 21 JunHaving missed the first 2 scheduled grass cuts at the water point the contractors had a jungle to deal with on scheduled cut 3. Small team - Big results 26 MayRaised towpath repaired, tug improved and island strimmed. Rock'n'Roller 25 MayLock 4 painting completed Bridge over troubled water 10 MayRaised towpath extended to include spring water flooding towpath. Bank holiday artists 5 MayThe metal is painted on lock 4 The grass is greener 12 AprLock 1 makeover completed Dry dock makeover continues 31 MarLock keepers hut painted and dry dock flower beds edged with boards. Dry dock makeover 15 MarThe vegetation around the dry dock at lock 1 controlled. Hedge funding 24 Feb300 hedging whips planted along the flight Prevention better than cure 14 FebPre-season maintenance of the lock flight Offside cutting 27 JanOffside vegetation clearance over Christmas and New Year Fenced in 27 JanFence replaced on bridge ramp at Nelson pub Restoration dig 11 JanLock 5 towpath width restored Christmas calories burned 30 Dec 2018Towpath vegetation cut back from top lock to tunnel. Cutting Crew 15 Dec 2018First offside cut of vegetation for this winter. Edgy Business 24 Nov 2018Towpath edging completed to lock 3 Water point revisited 24 Nov 20188th November 2018 - Water point given makeover before winter. Towpath revealed 28 Oct 2018The towpath between locks 1 and 3 prepared for resurfacing Safety risks averted 15 Oct 2018New gate at bridge 90 (A45) and towpath pothole filled. Finish line crossed 30 Sep 2018The lock painting schedule for 2018 has been achieved. Sun shines on painters. 14 Sep 2018Perfect conditions for lock painting see the gate and ladder handrails at locks 2 and 3 completed. Oil and water don't mix 27 Aug 2018Painting handrails on lock 3 halted by shower. Weather beaten 9 Aug 2018The painting of wood on locks 1 to 3 completed before rain. Nelson gets a new coat 6 Aug 2018A start was made on the Nelson lock makeover. "To paint or not to paint" 28 Jul 2018The top gates on lock 2 are painted The race is on 20 Jul 2018Impromptu task party advances chance of beating the weather by painting lower gates of Lock 2 Treading the boards 17 Jul 2018July 12th 2018 - The towpath at lock 4 is revealed and the ramp from the Nelson bridge is cleared. New for old 17 Jul 2018July 5th 2018 - Dave Weller puts his woodwork skills into making a replacement life ring holder for lock 1 As long as its black or white 17 Jul 2018June 30th 2018 - Bottom lock gets the treatment Water point refreshed 16 Jul 2018June 22nd 2018 - The results of 220 hours of volunteer effort are realised On track for success 16 Jul 2018June 14th and 16th 2018 - A second path is constructed at the water point. No wellies needed 16 Jul 2018May 26th 2018 - The first of two new paths is laid in the continuing effort to improve the water point facility Refuse refuge repaired 16 Jul 2018May 10th 2018 - The water point makeover continues Burning enthusiasm 16 Jul 2018May 5th 2018 - A task party gets the water point project under way Water point facility neglected 16 Jul 2018April 21st 2018 - BCS assess what is required to improve the facility and make it something the village can be proud of. AGM 17th April 2018 15 Jul 2018New Chairman elected to reactivate the society Offside vegitation tackled 28 Dec 2017Now you see it and now you dont !! Braunston Turn has a trim 3 Nov 2015The Island at the turn and 2 locks get a pre winter tidy. Overgrown Dry Dock entrance cleared 9 Oct 2015Relief at last for the Dry Dock entrance above Bottom Lock Braunston Tow Path vegetation cleared 29 Sep 2015Overhanging trees and vegetation cut back by Canal Society Volunteers. They've been at it again !!!! 14 Apr 2015More work on the Fire Path - the job is now complete and we can put our feet up. Fire Path Cleared 22 Mar 201523 Volunteers clear over a quarter of a mile of path Life Bouy uncovered 1 Mar 2015Work party clears Top Lock and the embankment Huge work party clears the offside 5 Feb 201511 members of Braunston Canal Society cleared the overgrown offside vegetation opposite The Stop House.