Archive for March, 2012

DIARY DATES – early 2012


The ACA Committee hopes that as many members as possible will be able to attend the following events, listed in chronological order:-

RIVER CONSERVATION – Saturday 31st March 1400: Clear drainage gulleys, fill in            tyre      tracks, etc. along   Tidal    Road.  Assemble near ‘Albert’s bench’ with          picks, shovels, work clothes, etc. Open to all.

RIVER CLEAN UP – Sunday 15th April 1100: meet at ‘Albert’s camp’,           downstream of South Efford Marsh, to clear up     the rubbish.  Open to all.

AGM – Wednesday 18th April.  Aveton Gifford Village Hall, 1900 for 1930.  Followed by       a talk: ‘A Shared Future – SWW and the Avon’ by Martin Ross (Environment Manager, SWW).  Talk open to all.

REUNION MEAL at Avon Mill – Friday 20th April, 7 for 7.30.  Details to follow.         Members only. 

RIVER CLEAN – with Maya Plass: Saturday 12thth May, 3.00-5.00pm (M & S will    provide sandwiches and a voucher for £5 off every £25 spent at M & S for those      signing up).    Meet   at Timbers car park at 3.00pm for a litter clean along     the       Tidal Road.    Open to all.

AVON ESTUARY FORUM –Tuesday 12th June at 7.00pm, Thurlestone Parish Hall.  Open to all.

‘BALSAM PULLING’ – Wednesday TBA, June at 2.00pm: meet on AG side of Duke’s       Mill Creek with stout footwear, gloves, etc.  for weed clearance.  Open to all.

MOORLAND PICNIC & WALK – Friday 29th June  ‘To the Avon Dam and beyond’.       Meet at Shipley Bridge at 11.00am for walk up to the dam and the moor beyond           (for those with the energy and stout, waterproof boots) with Mary Gaskins.        Bring   picnic lunch.  Members only.

BEACH CLEAN – Cockleridge, BoS – Sat 14th July 12 – 1pm.  In association with the        Marine Conservation Society.
BEACHWATCH BIG WEEKEND – Cockleridge, BoS – Sun 16th September 12-1pm. In association with             the       Marine Conservation Society. LW=approx. 1.00pm.  See –,X5Z4,56TAHN,2R30J,1

See this website for further details nearer the time.