The Conservation Volunteers have just completed over 200 metres of traditional hedgelaying on the Kennet & Avon Canal at Limpley Stoke.
Volunteers including young people from Trowbridge, Westbury and Melksham have been working 2 days a week since Christmas to lay over 200 metres of hedge next to the Kennet & Avon Canal at Limpley Stoke near the historic Dundas aqueduct. The volunteers, most of whom have never laid a hedge before have been learning this traditional skill form Ben Rawlings, Senior Project Officer for TCV in Trowbridge. Local people are impressed with the work and pleased that the new lower hedge has restored views across the valley.
‘It’s been a great opportunity to learn a new skill, I thoroughly enjoyed it’ Nick Self, Volunteer.
The Conservation Volunteers in Trowbridge run environmental volunteering and training opportunities. Tasks include hedgelaying, coppicing, fencing etc. We work closely with the Canal and river Trust to help maintain the Kennet & Avon Canal and towpaths.
‘Many of the young people have developed a real talent for this traditional country art.’ Ben Rawlings, Senior Project Officer
If you want to join in with The Conservation Volunteers in Trowbridge or find out how else you can support our volunteers EITHER visit dev.tcv.org.uk OR contact Ben Rawlings on 07764626884. Follow us on Twitter @TcvTrowbridge