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Chairman’s Update – May 2019

Dear Members of the Derby and Sandiacre Canal Society. Welcome to the latest edition of the newsletter! Life on the shows and open days has started again; we started with the open day at the cottages and continued over the May Day Bank Holiday at the annual Breaston Carnival. An excellent turn out of [...]

By |2019-05-11T17:52:24+01:00May 11th, 2019|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Rolls-Royce / Derby and Sandiacre Canal Trust Community Project – Microplastics in Rivers

Microplastics in Rivers The Derby and Sandiacre Canal Trust is local charity which aims to restore the original canal into Derby and regenerate Derby by introducing waterside visitor attractions. The project is widely supported by business leaders across the city because they see the introduction of a waterfront in Derby as being critical to the [...]

By |2019-04-27T00:35:42+01:00April 27th, 2019|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Text Donations now available!

Text Donations to the Derby & Sandiacre Trust are now available The Derby and Sandiacre Canal Trust has signed up to the Donr platform to enable mobile phone users to make a one-off donation. This can be done by simply texting one of our unique keywords to 70085 followed by the amount of their donation which can [...]

By |2019-03-09T13:59:50+01:00March 9th, 2019|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Fresh Logs available at Spondon canal line

Fresh Logs available at Spondon canal line A new housing development in Spondon (being built by Wheeldon Brothers Limited) has recently broken ground, just next to the Clock Garages. In partnership with the Derby and Sandiacre Canal Trust (D&SCT), we will be building 300 metres of Canal to act as drainage for the new [...]

By |2019-02-17T20:05:40+01:00February 17th, 2019|News|0 Comments

The Derby Canal: Protecting Biodiversity In Derbyshire

The Derby Canal: Protecting Biodiversity In Derbyshire **A guest article from Ali Ashton** Britain’s biodiversity has declined by over 50% in the last 50 years. Restoration projects provide the opportunity to prevent further decline and promote local biodiversity, protecting existing wildlife and cultivating new habitats for species of birds, plants, animals and insects. With the restoration [...]

By |2019-02-17T19:15:39+01:00February 17th, 2019|Environment, News|0 Comments

Chairman’s Update February 2019

Welcome to February Edition of the Newletter, Where do I start this month... January has gone, and we are now approaching Spring when the leaves start to turn green and wildlife comes back into our lives. The big news is that the work on the Sandiacre Lock has started, excavation of the lock and [...]

By |2019-02-16T21:09:35+01:00February 16th, 2019|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Request for Photographs for D&SCT 2020 Calendar

Request for Photographs for D&SCT 2020 Calendar It only seems like yesterday at we entered 2019, and already we're looking ahead to next year! Through out the course of this year, the Derby and Sandiacre Canal Trust would welcome any and all photographs of the Derby Canal and surrounding areas or wildlife for use [...]

By |2019-02-12T19:08:09+01:00February 12th, 2019|Outreach|0 Comments

Wishing Paul Turner a swift recovery

We wish founder chairman Paul Horton Turner a speedy recovery from his second heart attack suffered last week. Anyone who knows Paul will know that his life is a challenging balance between his accounting practice, his farm, Rotary, Sailing and of course canal matters. Paul had already taken the warning of his first heart attack [...]

By |2019-02-12T18:38:09+01:00February 12th, 2019|Uncategorised|0 Comments