Stafford Riverway Link - Progress so far....

A Timeline of work

Here are the latest pictures of the work being done on the basin. More will be added as works progress.
As you scroll down you be able to go back in time and properly appreciate the work done by our volunteers.


Progress has speeded up with the better weather.



The new float saves some back ache.


March 6 2024. Working to level the last part of the basin floor.


Just need drier weather for concreting.





Feb 2023 Digger clears last of gravel from the basin.

Crushed concrete to form roadway.


2024's persistent rain caused the Rivers Penk and Sow to flood.


The raised water table meant water could not drain from the basin.


This is the plan that records the progress of the concrete slabs. Lots done, but lots to do.

It's not all hard work. The volunteers enjoy their tea break.

Mixing is a contiuous process!


David and Barry tamp the freshly vibrated concrete.

Geoff lays bricks to bring the footprint of the lock house up to ground level.

Site of the lock house.


The lockk house foundations exposed.




The new work begins....

....and behind the blocks you can see the steel reinforced concrete retaining wall.


The original brick and blockwork is exposed.


Excavating the basin begins


The alluvial gravel is exposed.


The edge of the basin is marked out.


Yvonne is planting a hedge.

In the beginnning...


.. there was nothing to see.