Branches Foxham and Lyneham News
New Tractor, hedgetrimmer and mower at Foxham
Wednesday, 13 April 2011 11:25

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Luke Walker representing IWA, with Rachael Banyard from Wilts & Berks Trust, Foxham & Lyneham branch taking delivery from Sid Cowling of Cowling Agriculture Ltd of the tractor,  hedgetrimmer and mower grant aided by Awards for All and IWA
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We have been working on the retoration of the Wilts & Berks canal around Foxham and Lyneham for the last twenty years using volunteers. However the more we restore the more difficult it gets to maintain the sections restored.

 

This had reached the point when we spent a lot of time keeping the towpaths and hedges tidy which could have been spent doing restoration works. It was therfore decided that doing this work mechanically would save a lot of time, and a decision was made to purchase a tractor with hedgetrimmer and mower to carry out this work.

We of course had then to raise the money and were fortunate to be given a grant by Awards for All and IWA to cover the cost of purchase.