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Notts Beeston Canal Planned Preventative Maintenance Volunteer

Ends: 31 December 2024

Nottingham, Notts Beeston Canal, Nottinghamshire

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I have lots of fun creating new habitats for the wildlife and meeting new people.
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What's involved?

Do you have an interest in how canal lock gates work? Would you like to be part of a team helping to ensure their smooth operation? Do you have an interest in general maintenance?

Working as part of a welcoming volunteering team we have an opportunity to work on the some of our beautiful hidden gems along the Notts Beeston Canal. Volunteers undertaking this role will help to service our 3 Lock Gates & Rams along the Notts Beeston Canal in line with the regions maintenance schedule.

Volunteers will assist to ensure that all moving parts are well lubricated to a standard to prevent seizure or wear, tighten bolts, check and adjust collars and anchors, clean lock signs, edge coping stones and bollard plinths and more.

What skills are we looking for?

You will need a hands-on approach, a can-do attitude and the flexibility to work on your own or with others in small teams. Some practical skills may be an advantage, but full training is provided on all tasks surrounding lock maintenance. The role will involve getting messy & working in all weather conditions, so please dress appropriately.

Good communication skills are required to help deliver key instructions to lock keepers and boaters.

This is a hands on, physical role.

This opportunity is flexible so will suit someone with a few hours to spare each week.

What will you get from us?

This is the chance to have a positive impact on your local waterway; helping to ensure a vital part of the navigation remains in full working order and the waterway remains navigable for all boating traffic on the River Trent.

Volunteers undertaking this role will receive an induction and on-going training as required. All volunteers will receive full training so you are equipped with the knowledge to undertake all the planned preventative maintenance required to service and maintain the locks to help ensure they remain in full working order.

Genuine out of pocket expenses are paid by the Trust.

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