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Working Wednesday Launch – 24th August!

Monday shopping, Tuesday Golf, Wednesday working on restoring the canal, Thursday day off, Friday/Saturday/Sunday family days. How does this sound to you? Have you got spare time on a Wednesday to help restore the Derby and Sandiacre Canal back to its former glory? Click here to Find our more...

By |2017-10-12T18:59:59+00:00August 15th, 2016|Working Party|0 Comments

Next Canal Society Meeting – 8pm on Tuesday 26th July

The final meeting before the summer break will take place at The Wilmot Arms, Derby Road, Borrowash, DE72 3HA from 8pm. I’m pleased to welcome our speaker Stuart Smith from Midland Railway at Butterley. Stuart is an active volunteer for the Railway Trust and will be speaking to us about Notable Railway Accidents. I have [...]

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

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+00:00June 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+00:00June 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+00:00June 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+00:00May 30th, 2016|Working Party|0 Comments