Category: Workdays

  • Newt Volunteer Workdays

    Newt Volunteer Workdays

    Volunteers set to safeguard Bennerley Viaduct’s most important residents. Newts to get new shelters as pier bases are restored.

  • Future Volunteer Workdays

    Our Next workdays are on: Saturday May 11th: Start time 10:00am Saturday June 8th Saturday July 6th More details to follow:

  • Volunteer Workday Saturday March 30th

    Volunteer Workday Saturday March 30th

    Our next work party will take place on Saturday, March 30th 2019 between 10:00 am and 3:00pm. We will be working under the middle spans of the viaduct. These spans are heavily overgrown with hawthorn, bramble and other scrub species. We need to prepare these spans to promote biodiversity and to create the new footpath…

  • Volunteer Workday  Saturday March 30th

    Volunteer Workday Saturday March 30th

    Our next work party will take place on Saturday, March 30th 2019 between 10:00 am and 3:00pm. We will be working under the middle spans. These spans are heavily overgrown with hawthorn, bramble, and other scrub species. We need to prepare these spans so the new footpath under the viaduct can be extended on to…

  • Bennerley Viaduct Volunteer Workdays.   Next Workday, Saturday January 26th

    Bennerley Viaduct Volunteer Workdays. Next Workday, Saturday January 26th

    As promised, Friends of Bennerley Viaduct Volunteer Workdays are being resumed. Our next work party will take place on Saturday, January 26th 2019 between 10:00 am and 3:00pm. We will be working at the Awsworth end of the viaduct under spans 12 to 16. These spans are heavily overgrown with hawthorn, bramble, bracken and other scrub…

  • October Newsletter

    If you get the chance over the next few weeks, take a visit to the viaduct, as the Autumn colours are currently looking quite magnificent, especially in the early morning or late evening light.  We are so lucky to be living in an area with such a rich industrial and natural heritage. A lot of…

  • Update on Workdays.

    The Friends of Bennerley Viaduct plan to reinstate Saturday work parties to enable the brilliant work which has been put in by friends and volunteers to continue. We hope this will be operational by the end of the year. In the meantime, Sustrans Greener Greenways team will be carrying out some workdays though these take…

  • Volunteer Workday Saturday June 2nd 2018

    Volunteer Workday Saturday June 2nd 2018

    A volunteer workday will be taking place on Saturday June 2nd under the first four spans of the viaduct and on the approach road. The day will take place in two distinct halves. 10:00 – 12:00 The first part of the day will be an onsite workshop led by Sustrans Greener Greenways ecologist David Watson.…

  • Forthcoming Volunteer Workdays 2018

    Forthcoming Volunteer Workdays 2018

    Volunteer Workdays take place on a monthly basis and can involve a range of tasks concerned with the practical management of the viaduct environment.  The proposed dates for Volunteer workdays for the first half of this year will be: Saturday February 3rd:  10:00am start Saturday March 3rd:  10:00am start saturday April 7th:  10:00am start Saturday…

  • Viaduct Workday – June 14th 2017

    Viaduct Workday – June 14th 2017

    Scaffold being erected for repairs to abutment brickworks, digging out of pier 4 and visits from the Chief Executive of Heritage Lottery Fund, Ros Kerslake, Erewash Museum and Streetside who put up a banner made by the young people showcasing the viaduct.