Working   on   the   canal   can   be   a   great   team-building   experience.    For   example,   every   year,   the   employees   of   Motorola      take time   away   from   their   corporate   jobs   to   get   down   and   dirty   in   the   open   air.   In   2010,   some   of   them   from   the   Ashburton   division helped   out   with   our   clearance   work.   You   can   see   what   they   got   up   to   by   clicking   here .   They   had   a   great   day   and   really   helped us   out.   If   your   company   would   like   to   take   part   in   a   similar   exercise   to   promote   team   building   and   help   the   environment,   do   get in touch. Organisations   can   get   valuable   free   publicity   by   getting   involved.    In   the   summer   of   2013,   members   of   the   Church   of Jesus   Christ   of   Latter   Day   Saints   ‘Lent   a   Hand’   and   an   item   was   featured   in   the   Western   Morning   News,   both   in   the   newspaper and on-line. For more information, please email May 25th/26th Bank Holiday Weekend Work Party June 12th Midweek Work Party June 29th/30th Weekend Work Party July 10th Midweek Work Party July 27th/28th Weekend Work Party August 14th Midweek Work Party
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Working Parties

After   several   years   of   scrub   clearance   and   maintenance, work   has   progressed   onto   restoration   and   public   access   to the whole length of the canal. Over   the   summer   2013,   we   were   involved   in   the   surfacing of    the    towpath    on    the    southern    half    of    the    canal,    and building    three    footbridges    along    the    path.    Other    tasks include    erecting    signs,    bricklaying,    keeping    vegetation under    control    and    continuing    clearance    work    along    the canal. We   are   always   grateful   for   any   assistance   from   members, and   non-members   by   arrangement.   From   just   an   hour   with a   pair   of   secateurs   to   a   couple   of   hours   with   a   shovel   there is   something   that   can   be   done   by   anyone   aged   16   and   over of   any   aptitude.   Young   people   up   to   age   16   are   welcome subject    to    legal    and    insurance    formalities.    We    operate between   9am   to   approximately   4.30pm   each   day.      You   will need   old   clothes,   stout   footwear   and   gardening   gloves   or similar.
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