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Our annual canal walk is on Tuesday 28th June!

Our next Society meeting is on this coming Tuesday and is our annual walk and it will again be organised by David Hayes and Derek Hathaway, so you can be assured of a well researched and interesting exploration of a piece of our canal. It is always timed for midsummer so we are guaranteed good [...]

By | 2017-10-12T19:00:00+00:00 June 26th, 2016|Events & Fundraising|2 Comments

Restoration of Sandiacre Lock

Our plans for the restoration of the lock are progressing again and we have now received advice from the Environment Agency that the waste contained in the lock will need to be disposed of at a recognised waste processing site. We were required to sample the contents due partly to the site being a registered [...]

By | 2017-10-12T19:00:00+00:00 June 24th, 2016|News|0 Comments

We Have Water!

I’m delighted to confirm that we have now received the formal licence for water abstraction from the River Derwent. This has been achieved due to the generosity of Celanese at Spondon. They held a substantial licence for abstraction of water for their manufacturing processes. Whilst the demise of the company has been very hard for [...]

By | 2017-10-12T19:00:00+00:00 June 19th, 2016|Breaking News, News|1 Comment

Bank Holiday Working Party Update

For some it is a nice quiet break for the Bank Holiday, for others it is work as normal! Thanks to the wonderful support from Keeth we have managed this week-end to spray the JK, both at Borrowash and Draycott. This pest is really beginning to spread, we have identified a lot more areas at [...]

By | 2017-10-12T19:00:00+00:00 May 30th, 2016|Working Party|0 Comments

Working Party Update 9th May 2016

Big mistake on the weather front, I normally manage to arrange cold frosty mornings or totally wet ones! This week the team turned out at Sandiacre to clear the footpath that runs along the popular walk from the Bottom Lock upwards. Brilliant sunshine and a dry working area meant that we could cut some of [...]

By | 2017-10-12T19:00:00+00:00 May 9th, 2016|Working Party|0 Comments

Hard Work Continues at Borrowash

So whilst some of the working party members took time out at the Breaston May Day Gala the hard work continued at Borrowash! Photos below show Nigel and the team clearing the bed (i.e. keeping the willow out of the water - mucky work!) and clearing the paths - Keep up the hard work Borrowash [...]

By | 2017-10-12T19:00:00+00:00 May 4th, 2016|Working Party|0 Comments

Breaston Gala – Success!

Breaston May Day Gala or working party? With the weather that we had to put up with this Bank Holiday Monday you would have thought it was one of my organised working parties! Overcast to start, the rain started soon after we set up, but it did not stop the crowds turning out to this [...]

By | 2017-10-12T19:00:00+00:00 May 4th, 2016|Events & Fundraising|0 Comments