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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+00:00March 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+00:00February 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+00:00February 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+00:00February 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+00:00February 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+00:00February 12th, 2019|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Tooley’s Boatyard selected for Derwent River Boat

The Derby and Sandiacre Canal Trust is embarking on an exciting new project which could provide a very significant boost to Derby's regeneration. For decades Derby has been criticised for not making the most of its beautiful river, but we are about to help the city make the first step towards changing that. We [...]

By |2019-02-05T19:37:38+00:00February 5th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Topping Out Ceremony at Draycott

Topping Out Ceremony at Draycott After many months of hard work at the Draycott cottages, the working party got an opportunity for a little celebration on a cold and frosty February morning. On the 3rd February 2019, the Derby and Sandiacre Canal Trust had a small ceremony to mark the completion of the roofs [...]

By |2019-02-03T15:25:57+00:00February 3rd, 2019|Events & Fundraising, News, Working Party|0 Comments