West Vale Branch has Wednesday & Saturday work-parties every week. 

We meet at the Shrivenham Canal Park in Stainswick Lane usually from 9:30 am until about 1 pm, but longer if we are hosting a corporate volunteer group.

Frequent Wednesday work-parties are also held at our site at Uffington Gorse.

Local people and Company volunteers are welcome to join us, see our Volunteering page. 

For more information please contact our Work-party Organiser - kenn.tagg@wbct.org.uk

 Monthly Branch planning meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month starting at 7:00pm at The Prince of Wales pub in Shrivenham High Street.
Our meeting on 18th June will start with the Branch AGM, when the branch committee will review the past year and seek re-election or new members.

 Celebration Tree Planting

March 2nd 2024
On a rather chilly and at times damp Saturday morning, around 40 people met at the Canal Park for the planting of two special trees to celebrate the Branch’s two longest serving members, who have both done over 30 years continuous volunteering with the West Vale Branch.
Alan Norris started the Branch in 1991 following the initial clearance of part of the canal by Station Road Shrivenham.
Graham Banks, who had worked on canals with WRG for some years, joined the Branch a few months later.
Martin Holliss, the Chair of the board of Trustees, described the contributions made by Alan & Graham to the assembled crowd, comprising Alan & Graham's families, villagers, the chair of the Shrivenham Parish Council plus Mike Gibbin, the WBCT CEO and many Trust volunteers.

 

 Mike Gibbin, Martin Holliss, Alan Norris & Graham Banks  Alan planting his oak tree  Graham planting his alder tree