Work Parties 2017 – next one on Sunday 23rd April 2017

IMGP4270Bench Installation Gopsall

There will be a work party this Sunday 23rd April to continue with clearance of the site in advance of the historical survey.  Meet 10 am at Snarestone Wharf DE12 7DD where we will assemble and pick up tools, before proceeding to the old Eurovia site entrance on Bosworth road, where we will park the cars. Please wear suitable clothing and footwear, and bring your own packed lunch.

Our series of winter work parties for the 2016/2017 season has nearly finished. They usually take place on the third Sunday of the month, and the usual starting location is Snarestone Wharf, from around 10.15am.

There is however an ongoing project, which also requires volunteers:

We have a number of benches or seats spaced along the whole length of the Ashby Canal. These are of timber construction and from time to time need maintaining by repainting with wood preservative.  WE NEED HELP WITH THIS JOB . The work can be carried out at any time to suit the individual, and paint brushes, gloves, etc., are provided.  Our aim is to ensure the benches are treated before the spring.

If you can help, or would like to know more, please get in touch with Peter Oakden on  01827 880677, or e mail


Inserting a noticeboard at Gopsall Wharf

Working Wednesdays

We hold informal work parties most Wednesdays at Snarestone Wharf,  from approx 10.15 am to early afternoon.  There are usually plenty of jobs to be done – including grass cutting, weeding, keeping the site tidy, sorting  bric-a-brac,  putting up notices, maintaining our sheds, etc.  Very informal but rewarding.  If you would like to join us – you would be most welcome.

Please call Rod Smith on 01530 833307 for details

Report from work party on Sunday 26th March 2017

Six volunteers continued clearing and burning scrub at Ilott Wharf.

Ilott Wharf work party 26th March 2017.


Report from work party on Sunday 26th February 2017

Twelve volunteers continued clearance work at Ilott Wharf.

Ilott Wharf work party 26th February 2017.