By Rob Westlake, 9th September 2015:
The aim of the September task group day was to make the canal centre as attractive as possible in readiness for the forthcoming Village at War festival. So all the usual areas were tidied up – dry lock, Spice of Bruerne hedge, around the laurel hedge and the adjacent seat and the Museum flower beds. Great quantities of fallen apples were shovelled up from below the dry lock, to the annoyance of hundreds of wasps! Everything spick and span, even including a litter pick at the Lower Locks car park which is always an area in need of attention.