Nomads working party

Nomads working party

Maintenance, News
On Saturday the 16th of March several club members assisted in the laying of roadstone in front of and between the storage containers to provide a solid walking area and in the connection of a permanent mains supply to the clubhouse, all ably coordinated by Chilly. Thanks to the number of members helping the jobs were completed without drama, except for the Travis Perkins lorry on it's second visit being unable to get a grip on the grass and threatening to take out the gate post! Thank you to everyone who gave their time to help.
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Preparing to move to BLYM

Preparing to move to BLYM

Maintenance, News
On saturday 23rd of June nearly a dozen Nomads helped out with preparations to move to our new site next to BLYM. Ably coordinated by Chilly much work was done between 9.30 and 5pm including raising, partly realigning and restraining the 'bund' or earth bank around the site in preparation for the new secure boundary fence. Other work included clearing undergrowth, leveling the site and preparing for siting the boat storage containers. It was a hot day but despite this a lot of hard manual work was done and cakes and refreshments from Chilly reinvigorated us at lunchtime, just when we needed it. A big thank you to everyone who gave their time and took part. The move to our new site with security of tenure is very important and…
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Facility Works

Facility Works

Maintenance
Our club is hiring out our polo facilities for league tournaments the first of which takes place on Saturday 20th September. For us to prepare the site there are a few remaining tasks to complete, these include creating a concete landing stage, goose fencing and perimter fencing and we shall also be making some alterations to the pitch size and hope to re-position the scaffold goal. To complete this work we require help from the members and we have organised the work to take place over the next three weekends. Sunday 31st August - Concreting the new landing stage and installing a goose "Keep out" fence. Saturday 6th September - Bund works and perimeter fencing. Sunday 7th September - Bund works including creating a site entrance and Prune overhanging branches.…
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Nomad Development Works

Nomad Development Works

Maintenance, News
Working party - Saturday 14th June from 10am to 1pm Bank improvement works to our sheltered training facility and polo pitch started this week and are expected to last for approximately 2 weeks. Whilst these works continue, help from Club Members is required to prepare for the fencing works and relocation of the containers/clubhouse. There will be a working party this Saturday from 10am to 1pm. Planned works include: Preparation of site boundary in advance of fencing contractor Relocate a 5m section of the bund Some tree lopping activity Preparation for positioning of shipping containers Preparation of ground for positioning of clubhouse Equipment required: Gloves, wheelbarrows, spades, garden forks, strimmer, rakes, loppers and a chainsaw. Hope to see as many of you there as possible, many hands make light work!…
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Newsletter 22/05/14

Newsletter 22/05/14

Event, Maintenance, News, Polo, Recreational
Rickmansworth Festival 2014 Feedback Across both Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th of May the Rickmansworth Aquadrome hosted the annual Rickmansworth festival. The event is a prime opportunity for the Nomad Kayak Club to raise its profile, secure additional members and generally highlight the sport of canoeing. This year we were blessed with excellent weather which really made a difference, this good luck coupled with some fine planning from key members of the NKC committee saw us have probably our most successful event to date. Key statistics: 50+ NKC members helped across the weekend, many thanks to you all 75+ members of the public paid to ‘come and try’ canoeing A further 60+ members of the public are now keen to try canoeing at NKC This is all very promising and…
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Nomad Development Project

Nomad Development Project

Maintenance, News
Nomad Development Works Works to move the Club up to BLYM are due to start in the next few weeks. Bank improvement works to our sheltered training facility and polo pitch are scheduled to start on Tuesday 27th May. The fencing contractor is scheduled to start on 16th June. Help from all Club Members is needed to support the move. Two Saturday working parties to undertake advanced works prior to the main works starting are planned for: Working party 1 - Saturday 24th May at 10am to 12 noon Preparation of site for bank works including: Recovery of sunken pontoon, Removal of scaffold tubes along bank, Relocation of log seating, General tidy of area. Equipment required: Gloves, wheelbarrows, spades and garden forks Working Party 2 - Saturday 14th June at…
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