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Restoration Working Parties

The Wendover Arm Trust’s purpose is the restoration of the Wendover Canal to full navigation, which has already achieved a large Biodiversity Net Gain and will continue to do so. This restoration is undertaken by working parties of our volunteers under the watchful eye of Operations Director Tony Bardwell.

Next Work Parties

Working parties are held throughout the year, starting on the first Friday of the month, listed below. They could be shortened or cancelled by bad weather or the virus, or lengthened in good conditions. We need further help for this highly rewarding work for further information, please contact Tony Bardwell at or 01296 634973.  Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Friday 4th for 2 weeks to Thursday 17th June, 2021
Friday 2nd – Thursday 8th July, 2021
Friday 6th – Thursday 12th August, 2021
Friday 3rd – Thursday 9th September, 2021
Friday 1st – Thursday 7th October, 2021
Friday 5th – Thursday 11th November, 2021
​Friday 3rd – Thursday 9th December, 2021

Recent Progress

We have finished restoring the canal between the two footbridges 4A and 4, and are just awaiting final sign-off for re-watering this section.  We have now started work from Bridge 4 to Little Tring, starting as usual with “pipe-capping”, laying a protective concrete cover on top of where the pipeline lays in the canal bed. Tony Bardwell’s most recent monthly reports can be found in the Latest Posts below; older ones, and earlier Work Party Newsletters from our then-Restoration Director Roger Leishman, can be found on the Library page of this menu, under the appropriate date.

Tidy Friday Work Parties

Tidy Friday work parties are one day each month of light work, keeping our canal, bridges and towpath looking spick and span and cared for, organised by John Reynolds. For details or to volunteer phone John on 07787 355515. The provisional days are below, and come after the main work parties above, even if the main work parties are extended to run for 2 weeks if weather and conditions are right. If any of the work parties only run for one week, we may bring these dates forward by a week:

June 18th
July 16th
August 20th
September 17th
October 15th
November 19th
December 17th. 

Latest Restoration Posts and Reports

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