Please try to join us for our November work party on 5th November – we promise there will be no Skyrockets or Catherine Wheels (well, not live ones!)
It hasn’t caused us a problem for a while now, but Floating American Pennywort is starting to take over between the boats at Heybridge Basin and if not dealt with could eventually cause problems to navigation in this busy area.
We’ll meet to start off at 9am from the lock at Heybridge Basin (where, incidentally, you will be able to see the progress that has been made to date on lock gate replacement). Please park in the Daisy Meadow Car Park. Then walk up the steps at the Navigation end of the car park, turn left and walk the short distance to the lock. Put CM9 4RP into your satnav, smartphone, Garmin, etc or click on this link: Heybridge Basin. Please wear clothes that suit the conditions – bankside vegetation can be harsh on the legs and depending on the weather it could be slippery and muddy, underfoot. We stop for a break and (free) refreshments about half way through the work party and aim to finish by about midday.
We look forward to seeing you on Saturday.
Incidentally, whether or not you are interested in the work party on Saturday please take an interest in our next Chelmer Canal Trust Talk at Moulsham Mill in Chelmsford at 8pm on Tuesday, 8th November. It promises to be a very interesting illustrated talk about Thames Sailing Barges. Get further details by clicking here.