The Wendover Arm Trust Working Party News - October 2017

Roger Leishman  |  Published: Oct 27th 2017

September and October Working Parties

Bank and bed lining proceeded during these working parties and the 350 metres of Stage 3 is now fully lined for 221 metres and both banks completed for 246 metres.

At present rate of progress lining work will approach Whitehouses in about six or seven months, entirely dependent on weather conditions during the forthcoming winter.

 

Whitehouses

The latest news on the design and progress of the pseudo weir and wing walls to the wharf wall at Whitehouses is that the design has just been received by WAT and is at present being costed by CRT. No firm date for this work has been agreed although a date of April/May next year has been suggested but attempts are being made to bring this forward to avoid clashing with WAT’s work that should have reached Whitehouses about that time.

 

Tidy Friday

John Reynolds and his team continue with their good work of vegetation control. See schedule below for dates. We are most grateful to Tring Lions for helping to fund the purchase of a new brush cutter for this group.

 

 

6-Monthly Physical and Financial progress report

This seems to come round again very quickly and is at the end of the story.

 

 

Working Party News Distribution

As many of you may already know, John Reynolds is moving from Tring to Bedfordshire although we hope that he will be able to continue with the Tidy Friday working parties.

John has, however, asked to be relieved of the working party news distribution and Clive Johnson has agreed to take over the job.

Many thanks to John for his distribution work and a grateful thank you to Clive for taking it over.


General notes

We operate as a self-supervising group under CRT and all volunteers receive and sign for the Trust’s Restoration Handbook that includes full Health and Safety requirements for the restoration works.  

The handbook is the property of the Trust; if you leave the working parties for any reason, please return your Handbook to either Ray Orth or myself.

Hard hats for use at all times and high visibility jackets to be worn on sites with mobile plant in use are kept in the store at Tringford and must be drawn/returned there.

One first aid kit is kept in the store and one in the Nissan Cabstar and each qualified first-aider will have their own kit with him/her when on site.

Also available in the store at Tringford are ear defenders and goggles that must be worn when using strimmers, angle grinders, concrete breakers and the like. CRT will supply hard hats, gloves and footwear with reinforced toecaps on request.

We normally work from 9am to 5pm (or dark if earlier!). There are breaks for morning tea/coffee, packed lunch and afternoon tea/coffee. We take our own food and drink.

 



 

WORKING PARTIES

 

So you can plan your diary ahead, the following are the dates of future working parties. The work to be done is very much subject to the weather especially during the winter months.

 

DATE 

WORKING AT

WORK TO BE DONE

2017

 

 

Friday 3rd November to

Thursday 9th November

Stage 3

Stage 3 profiling and lining.

 

Friday 10th November

Meet at Little Tring

‘Tidy Friday’ vegetation control working party

Friday 1st December to

Thursday 7th December

Stage 3

Stage 3 profiling and lining.

 

Friday 8th December

Meet at Little Tring

‘Tidy Friday’ vegetation control working party

2018

Meet at Little Tring

 

Friday 5th January to

Thursday 11th January

Stage 3

Stage 3 profiling and lining.

 

Friday 12th January

Meet at Little Tring

‘Tidy Friday’ vegetation control working party

Friday 2nd February to

Thursday 8th February

Stage 3

Stage 3 profiling and lining.

 

Friday 9th February

Meet at Little Tring

‘Tidy Friday’ vegetation control working party

Friday 2nd March to

Thursday 8th March

Stage 3

Stage 3 profiling and lining.

 

Friday 9th March

Meet at Little Tring

‘Tidy Friday’ vegetation control working party

Friday 6th April to

Thursday 12th April

Stage 3

Stage 3 profiling and lining.

 

Friday 13th April

Meet at Little Tring

‘Tidy Friday’ vegetation control working party

Friday 4th May to

Thursday 10th May

Stage 3

Stage 3 profiling and lining.

 

Friday 11th May

Meet at Little Tring

‘Tidy Friday’ vegetation control working party

Friday 1st June to

Thursday 7th June

Stage 3

Stage 3 profiling and lining.

 

Friday 8th June

Meet at Little Tring

‘Tidy Friday’ vegetation control working party

Friday 6th July to

Thursday 12th July

Stage 4 to Bridge 4

Stage 4 profiling and lining.

 

Friday 3rd August to

Thursday 9th August

Stage 4 to Bridge 4

Stage 4 profiling and lining.

 

Friday 31st August to

Thursday 6th September

Stage 4 to Bridge 4

Stage 4 profiling and lining.

 

Friday 5th October to

Thursday 11th October

Stage 4 to Bridge 4

Stage 4 profiling and lining.

 

Friday 2nd November to

Thursday 8th November

Stage 4 to Bridge 4

Stage 4 profiling and lining.

 

Friday 30th November to

Thursday 6th Decenber

Stage 4 to Bridge 4

Stage 4 profiling and lining.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Roger Leishman, Restoration Director.

7 Hall Park, Berkhamsted, Herts HP4 2NU.

Tel: 01442 874536,

e-mail rwleishman@gmail.com


 

WENDOVER ARM CANAL RESTORATION PHASE II

PROGRESS REPORT AS AT 12th OCTOBER 2017

 

CANAL LINING

Item

Stage 1

Stage 2

Stage 3

Stage 4

Stage 5

Stage 6

Stage 7

Total

Total length

321m

350m

350m

350m

350m

337m

-

 

Complete to date:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bulk Excavation

321m

350m

340m

 

 

 

---------

Capping to pipe

321m

350m

340m

126m

 

 

---------

Tipping to offside bank

321m

350m

290m

 

 

 

---------

Tipping to towpath bank

321m

350m

290m

 

 

 

 

Profiling offside bank

321m

350m

265m

 

 

 

---------

Profiling towpath bank

321m

350m

265m

 

 

 

---------

Lining towpath bank

321m

350m

246m

 

 

 

---------

Lining offside bank

321m

350m

246m

 

 

 

---------

Level and line bed

321m

350m

221m

 

 

 

---------

Planting banks

60m

--------

--------

 

 

 

---------

Mooring wall length

50m

50m

--------

50m

---------

--------

237m

Excavation

50m

50m

--------

50m

--------

--------

10m

Blinding

50m

50m

--------

50m

--------

--------

 

Wall base

50m

50m

--------

50m

--------

--------

 

Wall upright

50m

50m

--------

50m

--------

--------

 

Backfill

50m

50m

--------

50m

--------

--------

 

Estimated Cost

£128,272

£154,579

£175,000

£175,000

£166,250

£98,725

£53,725

£951,551

Cost to date/final

£128,272

£154,579

£154,579

£32,462

£1,042

£304

£633

£481,126

 

 

 

FOOTBRIDGES & VARIOUS OTHER WORKS

Item

Stage 8

Stage 9

Stage 10

Stage 11

Stage 12

Stage 13

Stage 14

Total

 

Bridge 4

Bridge 4A

Whitehouses

 

Cart track

Narrows

Removal

of bunds

Winding

Hole nose

Nuttalls

Bund

 

Footbridge

100%

100%

----------------

-----------

----------

-----------

----------

Excavation

100%

100%

----------------

 

----------

 

----------

Blinding

100%

100%

----------------

 

----------

 

----------

Wall base

100%

100%

----------------

 

----------

 

----------

Wall upright

100%

100%

----------------

 

----------

 

----------

Backfill

100%

100%

----------------

 

----------

 

----------

Heritage work

---------

---------

90%

-----------

----------

-----------

----------

Other work

---------

---------

100%

-----------

 

-----------

100%

Estimated cost

£20,122

£20,031

£20,000

£20,000

£20,000

£10,000

3,501

£113,654

Cost to date/final

£20,122

£20,031

£17,552

 

 

 

3,501

£61,206

 

 

SUMMARY INCLUDING OVERHEAD COSTS AND PHASE I

 

Lining

F/bridges

& other

works

Clear bed,

& Temp’y

Works

Environ’t

Reports

Materials

In stock

Admin

Tools &

Equip’t

Vehicle

Unallocated

contingency

TTOTAL

Estimated cost

£951,551

£113,654

£22,000

£3,245

£0

£37,000

£11,000

£22,000

£40,000

£1,200,450

Cost to date/final

£481,126

£61,206

£21,284

£3,245

£3,792

£34,579

£10,797

£21,006

 

£613,650

Final cost of Phase I completed in 2004 and opened to navigation in 2005

£400,349

Total spend on restoration by Wendover Arm Trust to date

£1,037,384

 

A red figure indicates a final cost/physical progress. A green figure indicates a revised budget figure, either to match a finished cost or to give a re-appraisal in the light of experience to date.

RELINING WORK IN PROGRESS, courtesy Stephen Bonsor
RELINING WORK IN PROGRESS, courtesy Stephen Bonsor
RAY ORTH EXPLAINING THE WORKS TO VISITORS AT THE SEPTEMBER OPEN DAY, courtesy Stephen Bonsor
RAY ORTH EXPLAINING THE WORKS TO VISITORS AT THE SEPTEMBER OPEN DAY, courtesy Stephen Bonsor
JOHN REYNOLDS WITH THE NEW BRUSH CUTTER, courtesy Chris Sargeant
JOHN REYNOLDS WITH THE NEW BRUSH CUTTER, courtesy Chris Sargeant
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