The Friday Club started as a small dedicated group of individuals who wanted to do as much as possible with volunteer labour, to prepare the path ready for professional contractors to complete the build. They have removed rails, constructed drainage ditches, put in fencing and even completed sections of path using rolled aggregate.
Most recently, they worked alongside professional contractors in Whatcombe Fields to prepare the path for tarmacking.
Friday Club members have also supported the Sustrans National Cycle Routes in other ways such as having ‘Away Days’ to clear lanes that councils have failed to maintain (such as Hensford Marsh and Feltham Lane) and carrying out Ecology Work in advance of the Sustrans Greener Greenway Project on the Collier’s Way.
If you’d like to get involved with the Friday club, please get in touch!
The pictures show some of the work done by the Friday Club recently at Hensford Marsh, near Warminster – part of the NCN24 route to Warminster from Longleat – where they sorted out a long boggy stretch of path which hadn’t been cleared for years, by cutting back vegetation and digging out about 15 to 20cm of compacted soil! Well done and thanks to all!