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Crowdfunding appeal Borrowash Lock Restoration

The appeal is to raise funds to restore the Lock in Borrowash. We have a small army of national volunteers working with us in late July and we need to raise funding for equipment and materials to get the job done. We need the reasonably modest sum of  £4,000 to achieve this as we have [...]

By |2018-06-15T10:40:22+00:00June 15th, 2018|Events & Fundraising, News|0 Comments

Spondon Social Safari – 8th and 9th July

Spondon’s annual Social Safari will take place this year on Saturday and Sunday 8th and 9th July. As before, the “safari stops” will open at varying times so you should be able to see them all! This year, the Mayor pf Derby, Councillor John Whitby will be officially opening the Safari at 10am on the [...]

Canal Walk 27th June at 7pm

Join Derek and David for their annual guided walk along a short section of the Derby Canal starting from the Wilmot Arms in Borrowash at 7 pm on Tuesday 27th June. The walk will look at areas of proposed restoration that we hope will be happening in the short term. This years walk is effectively [...]

Dawn Rose pulled for 2 miles

Over £1,000 has been raised by sponsoring volunteers to pull narrow boat Dawn Rose along a two mile section of the Chesterfield Canal. This sponsorship will help the restoration of the Derby Canal section at Draycott. Pictures below show our volunteers pulling Dawn Rose before arriving at its destination. Please add to the funding total [...]

Erewash Borough Council Community Scheme Grant

We've been successful in gaining a grant from Erewash Borough Council Community Scheme for a superb £2,000. This will help us to set up new interpretation panels in Erewash at Borrowash, Sandiacre and Draycott and to erect a couple of fences to safeguard the public.It's great news and shows that our work is being recognised. [...]

By |2017-10-12T18:59:59+00:00May 7th, 2017|Events & Fundraising|0 Comments

Thank you to the Coop Sandiacre

The Coop store at Sandiacre has been supporting us as one of their three charities over the last 6 months. We have been awarded funds of £1,386 and the picture shows store manager Richard advertising our cause. Thank you to all our supporters who nominated us as their charity. The Coop are looking to encourage [...]

By |2017-10-12T18:59:59+00:00May 7th, 2017|Events & Fundraising|0 Comments

The Draycott Project – Pledge Your Support

The Derby and Sandiacre Canal Trust have launched an "Adopt a Yard"scheme to seek pledges to assist with the funding of the restoration of approximately 1200 yards of canal between Derby Road and Hopwell Road Draycott. The Trust needs to show strong support for the project before applying for grant funding as all the potential [...]

By |2017-10-12T18:59:59+00:00January 28th, 2017|Breaking News, Events & Fundraising, News|0 Comments

Working Party Update 19th November

We has a good turn out at Draycott today given the short notice with 6 folks turning up. As a result there were 3 bonfires to tidy up the hedge cuttings and all brambles cut near the bridge. As Mick had also turned up there was a hedge laying team too, so very well worthwhile. [...]

By |2017-10-12T18:59:59+00:00November 26th, 2016|Working Party|0 Comments

Buy an unusual Christmas Gift to sponsor a great cause…

I am knitting toys to raise funds for the Derby Canal! They take a while to make and cost £15, all of which goes to the Society. I have a book of patterns for wild animals, as well as those pictured, I have made a hippo, a giraffe, a warthog and a snake. Please think [...]

By |2017-10-12T18:59:59+00:00November 26th, 2016|Events & Fundraising|0 Comments

Update from the Chair – November 2016

Dear Members, This is a reminder for our final meeting of the year on Tuesday at the Wilmot Arms, Borrowash DE72 3HA. We will be starting the meeting at 7.30pm as agreed at the AGM. I’m delighted to tell you that we will be treated to a night of nostalgia. Ian Bowley - one of [...]

By |2017-10-12T18:59:59+00:00November 21st, 2016|News|0 Comments