Working on the canal can be a great team-building experience.For example, in the Summer of 2019, the employees of Sainbury’s Newton Abbot took time away from their corporate jobs to get down and dirty in the open air. They eagerly got to work ‘puddling’ clay in the Basin at Ventiford. You can see how they got on 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 email@example.comAugust11thMid weekAugust21st & 22ndWeekendSeptember9thMid weekSeptember25th & 26thWeekendOctober13th Mid weekOctober30th & 31stWeekendNovember10thMid weekNovember27th & 28thWeekend
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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