Did You Know (Maintenance)

Did You Know

The Well Creek is maintained by the Well Creek Trust committee members as well as the Middle Level Commission.

This is just a selection of the things the committee members and volunteers do each year.

The photograph shows the progress of the annual clean up of the Creek. As can be seen here the Daffodils are in full bloom and one of the many key features of the Creek. The committee plants new bulbs during the month of November, filling in the gaps and always looking for new areas to enhance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

A well earned cup of coffee/Tea and cake

 

 

 

 

Upwell landing stage by St Peter’s church. The mooring was renovated in 2017 over many weeks and is one of the main features along the Creek. A lot of the boat owners like to use this mooring and they kindly donated plants to the Trust during the renovation 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Trust is proud of the Creek and is always looking to enhance popular sites, such as erecting information boards detailing, on a map, the route of  the Creek and the villages it passes through.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Salters Lode landing stage that is currently out of use due to most of the timbers being rotten. This is a future project and awaiting replacement with the help of the Middle Level Commission

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HGV crashed into Creek October 2017

Heygates HGV crashed into the Creek on the 20th October, thankfully the driver didn’t suffer any permanent injuries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

However, once the HGV had been hauled out of the Creek this is what was left and needed to be cleaned up.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heygates took full responsibility for the clean up under the observation of the Environment Agency representative who also took samples of the water during the clean up. Trust committee members were in attendance at the scene until the work had been completed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Creek clean up was completed by the end of the day and was monitored for dead fish over the subsequent days. The Environment Agency returned a couple of days later and took further samples of the water. The Creek got a full clean bill of health.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Coffee Morning at Upwell Church Mooring 19th September

A coffee morning will be held on the Upwell Church mooring on Tuesday 19th September 2017 between 10am and Noon.

There will be coffee and cake for a donation of £5.00 per head and all funds raised will go towards the Well Creek Trust.

In addition to the coffee and cake, a tombola will be held and donations of old wine bottle bags (pressie bags) donated before the day would be gratefully received. If anybody could donate some bottles to fill them would be even better. It doesn’t have to be wine, it could be a bottle of water or even a bottle of shampoo.

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