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Totham Pit work party & siltex application on Sunday 29th October

Brilliant effort by everybody today at the work party, well done to Deano & his team for putting this all together with a great work plan for the pit initially and a great work party today to get the ball rolling, the head count was 23 which made it possible to make relatively short work of the jobs at the top of Deans list of works to be carried out, as well as 4 tonnes of siltex being introduced today making it a very productive day indeed, many thanks to everyone that got involved, Happy Angling! long live the pit - Jamie 

Next Chelmer Canal Trust Work Party – Saturday morning 7th October

For our next work party, on Saturday, 7th October, we will again be taking part in the Chelmer City Council Autumn Rivers Clean Up. We start off, following the traditional Press Photo with the Mayor, at 9.00am. It’s a good opportunity to get rubbish out of the system at the top end of the Navigation, and therefore to have less likelihood of problems further downstream. Many will be familiar with fouled propellers, wildlife being adversely affected, scenic beauty being reduced, and so on.

For those who are regulars at this event, please note that, as in March, the meeting point is now the Baddow Road car park which is off Parkway in Chelmsford – you need to be heading along Parkway from the Odeon Roundabout towards the Army and Navy Roundabout to be able to get into the car park. Put CM2 7PJ into your SatNav, smartphone, etc. or click on this link Baddow Road Car Park for a map showing the location of the car park. It is across the river from the previous meeting place near the Essex Record Office. If you come by car please ensure that you get your free car parking voucher which you can request when you sign in.

We plan to have a work boat there, and there are plenty of litterpicking opportunities in the area. We tend to prioritise the river below the automatic weir, Springfield Lock and the lock Cut, Springfield Basin and the areas around them.

Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear for the prevailing conditions. All tools and equipment are provided – but you are welcome to bring anything that works especially well for you. We stop for refreshments about half way through the work party – for this particular work party it is usually soup and bacon sandwiches in the Sea Scout building – and try to finish by about midday – but by all means leave earlier if you need to do so.

We hope to see you on Saturday.  Kind regards – Neil

 

Howells work party on Sun 15th Oct

The Howells work party went very well with a good turn out of 15 people.

We now have our own Twitter page

We now have our own Twitter page for members to keep up to date with club news and future work parties. The address is @MaldonAngling

Slough House West’s turn for a trim up

We had  a concessionary working party at Slough West Lake last Friday.  Thanks to Roger Smith, Dereck Frost, Dave Harley, Brian Webber, Rob Rowbotham, Keith Leverett and Jack Morley.  We managed to clear the footpath around the lake also totally cleared 23 swims around the lake.  There was a lot of fish activity as well.  There was plenty of tree cutting and lopping done.  It now looks like a proper fishery.  Well done to everyone.

Little Parks turn for a trim up

With a big thank you to Jamie and Ryan the swims and pathway around Little Parks have now been trimmed up as they were getting quite overgrown.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Before and after the trim up.

Some more good news is that the gravel hump on the access track where the landowner has laid an irrigation pipe has now been smoothed off.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and the leaking dam wall on Little Park Top Lake has been relined with clay and the whole area tidied up

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Further trim ups are already underway at Slough House Farm and Totham Pit and others are planned for Slough House West and various sections of the canal.

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