IWA Northampton Branch

11 February 2022

Our work never finishes – more clearing of vegetation, litter picking and hedge-laying. Here’s what we’ve achieved recently:

  • Our volunteers recovered 11 shopping trollies from the canal
  • Our major winter litter pick covered long stretches of The Arm, we filled about 60-70 bags of rubbish!
  • The planters were weeded
  • Hedge Laying – maintenance, previously laid hedges were trimmed to keep them an appropriate height. We have laid a total of approx 145 metres of hedge, this will be on hold now until Oct to allow our volunteers to do other pressing work.
  • Much vegetation overgrowth was cleared – from the canal offside, from an access track and from overhead of the towpath.
  • The refurbished bench was installed and another bench base was laid.
  • Fencing repairs were done in a number of places

All this was achieved by many hard-working volunteers on a number of task parties from December to beginning of February. Needless to say many of those days were cold and damp. Thank you very much to our hardy volunteers for getting out there and looking after our canal!

Photos of work in progress

Fence repairs

Work around the M1 bridge

Repairing a fence

Digging a hole for a fence post

Collected Rubbish

The volunteer work parties normally take place twice a month along the Northampton Arm as part of the adoption by IWA Northampton Branch. Volunteer with us.

Anyone interested in coming along can look at the volunteering page for more info and check the events pages to check the latest details of task party days and specific dates.


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