Hi folks with regards to the boxing day paddle, the club will not be running one this year due to covid restrictions.
You are still free to exercise, keeping to the rule of 6 while we are still in tier 2.
See the latest BCU guidelines below.
COVID 19 Update: Paddling guidance in England from 2 December
2 December 2020 Following the government’s announcement that all areas of England will return to a tiered system of coronavirus (Covid-19) restrictions, British Canoeing has revised its paddling guidance for England, which will come into force from 2 December 2020.
The guidance issued is aligned with the government’s Covid-19 winter plan and the return to the three tier system in England. The Covid-19 winter plan includes:
# The resumption of organised/structured outdoor exercise and sports, including the reopening of clubs and centres
# *The rule of 6 will once again apply to meeting outdoors – for recreational paddling with friends and family.*
For those of you planning on paddling during the day this week you will notice that Telford & Wrekin engineers will be on site replacing the measurement equipment that is dotted around the site. They will be using a tracked piling machine this should only an issue the day that they are putting the hole in on the road between the upper and lower car-parks. On this day you will have to park on the top car park.
Please note the heavy machinery is finished works and site is open.
The beach egress is via ramp down the “beach” as the top part of the eddy has had to be rebuilt after a couple maybe 3 years plus of erosion which left a >6ft drop where the beach access used to be. This works has been done to protect the trees that shield the beach area from the full force of the flow.
Essential repair work needs be carried out on the Site around the beach area (get out) …. There will be a 9 ton machine on site moving some very heavy rocks around and 200 ton on stone being delivered in an effort to support the bank and creating a new get out point……To keep us all safe
The site will be closed for a week from Monday 25th May….
The bottom car park will be closed from 5.00 Friday 22nd May
We understand the we have all been under lock down for a Long time and want to get back on the water…. however the repair work is essential…….Thank you in advance for your patience
Hi Folks, with the easing of the lockdown and the ability to be able to paddle please please remember as per the guidance from the government and the BCU please heed the social distancing guidelines.
Paddling can take place alone, or with others from the same household, or with no more than one other person from outside of the household. Paddlers must practice social distancing at all times and maintain a distance apart of at least 2 metres. People from different households should not travel in the same car. Paddlers should aim to avoid busy areas and take great care to maintain social distancing at access and egress points. Safety and paddling well within capabilities; Only competent and experienced paddlers should be on the water independently. Paddlers are reminded that they are entirely responsible for their own safety at all times and that currently the resources of the waterways authorities and the emergency services are very limited. Paddlers should take care to make responsible decisions, paddle in familiar locations, and favourable conditions.
Yesterday afternoon according to one of the locals there were about 20 paddlers on the water. These were not all Club members, some will have paddled down to or up to the site. But in the eyes of passers by canoeists did not appear to be social distancing so please take care as we don’t want any unnecessary bad publicity….saying that enjoy your time on or in the water that you have in the coming weeks…..