Bowbridge to Butterow Hill Bridge
After discussions, Gloucestershire County Council (GCC) has agreed to take on the project management and construction of this new bridge. GCC will also contribute to the cost. Plans are being drawn up and will be announced when ready.
Good progress is being made here, with extra impetus given by four, week-long, Waterway Recovery Group work camps.
The camps have concentrated on rebuilding the upper wing walls, clearing silt from the bottom of the lock and the installation of stop plank grooves. They also installed a pipe to carry water through the lock. Scaffolding has been erected on the non-towpath side allowing defective brickwork to be stripped off.
The sequence of events at Bowbridge Lock has been as follows:
Three consecutive weeks of WRG Canal Camps commenced on 9th August.
Erecting scaffolding, removing coping stones, stripping damaged brickwork, pointing upper wing walls, replacing coping stones, and installing lower stop planks. The WRG Camps were led by:
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Other volunteer teams in action
'Tuesday Volunteers' have almost completed the rebuild of the towpath wharf wall. See second photo.
Tasks to be carried out in the immediate future include:
In order to achieve this, the 'Tuesday Volunteers' are currently working at Bowbridge Lock. The 'Thursday Volunteers' will be deployed there in the near future.
Newland Homes waterside development
Across the road from Bowbridge Lock, Newland Homes have commenced enabling work to begin construction of a canal side housing development.
Newlands have promised an update very soon.
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How you can become involved
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