Society Volunteer Coordinator Bill Lambert writes….

The Lime Kilns and Community Gardens
We will be mowing around the kilns site and the community garden area. This will include trimming back some of the shrubbery. Most of this is light work, so please support your society and give us a hand where you can. On these weekends it’s also our intention to moor our society narrowboat ‘Cecilia’ at Tardebigge for members of the public to come and say hello and enjoy a cuppa and a biscuit and to find out more about the society. If any members feel that they could support us by volunteering to ‘man the boat’ then please let Bill know ASAP.

The Lime Kilns and Community Gardens dates are as follows – please meet on-site at 9.30am:

May: Wed 23rd and Thur 24th

June: Lime Kilns, Sat 9th Sun 10th Wed 27th Thur 28th

July: Lime Kilns, Sat 7th Sun 8th Wed 25th Thur 26th

August: Lime Kilns, Sat 11th Sun 12th Wed 22nd Thur 23rd

Green Space Initiative
For something different, Canal & River Trust are working on Green Spaces initiative.
The event will start at 10.00am and takes place at Cambrian House 22 King Edwards Rd, Birmingham B1 2AN
This work runs on the first Wednesday of the month and will run for several months through the Summer. It covers the Birmingham and Fazeley Canal and aims to improve the environment and appearance of the canal corridor around the city centre.
April 4th, Greener Spaces Birmingham 10.00am

The Tug Boat Birmingham needs some TLC
Members will be aware that we have an adoption not only on the lime kilns but the tug boat in its compound to the front of the C&RT offices at Tardebigge. We have had a close look at the condition and concluded it needs a bit of maintenance. Adrian has replaced the old ropes on the cover to make a start. However, as rain has collected inside the hull then the cover needs to come off to let things dry out. In addition, the outside of the hull is showing rust in many places. All in all, we need to organise a few work days to look after this historic artefact. More news will follow so please watch this space.

The address of the site is Tardebigge New Wharf, Alcester Road, Tardebigge, Bromsgrove, B60 1NF

Bill Lambert
Tel: Home: 02476 726924 or Mobile: 07815 986012
email: volunteers@wbdcs.org.uk