Thank you Coop Spondon

We have today visited both of the Coop Food stores in Spondon to be formally presented with a cheque for £3187.97 this is a magnificent result and down to Coop Members choosing the Trust as their nominated charity. Our thanks go to all those Coop members. The fund is to be used for the purchase [...]

By |2019-11-23T18:36:31+00:00November 23rd, 2019|Breaking News, Events & Fundraising, News|0 Comments

£500 Received from Give As You Live

Thank you to all those supporters of the Trust that are signed up to Give As You Live. Total donations to the Trust have now exceeded £500. To those not yet signed up if you shop online you could add to the Trust’s coffers without it costing a penny extra on your online shopping. A [...]

By |2019-11-19T16:19:19+00:00November 19th, 2019|Breaking News, Events & Fundraising|0 Comments

The WRGies are coming again in 2020!

Following the visit of the Inland Waterways Association / Waterway Recovery Group (IWA/WRG), to Borrowash Bottom Lock in July this year, on the hottest week of the year, we have been successful in securing a return visit in 2020. The visit is planned for Saturday 25th July to Saturday 1st August 2020. We have [...]

Waterfront Vision for Derby

Chris Madge and Mike Wingfield have today unveiled the Trust's vision for a vibrant Waterfront in Derby together with the announcement of the return of a passenger boat service on the River Derwent from Spring 2020 at a well-attended Marketing Derby event. Please click on the link below to view the presentation. Waterfront Vision for [...]

By |2019-11-14T16:19:36+00:00November 14th, 2019|Breaking News, Events & Fundraising, News|0 Comments

The Derby River Boat is Coming! – River Boat Update #1

The Derby River Boat will be launched on the river Derwent in spring 2020 by the Derby and Sandiacre Canal Trust. After the launch, the river boat service will run each year between Spring and Autumn taking 12 passengers at a time on regular trips up and down the river. Passengers will board the boat [...]

By |2019-10-23T22:28:30+01:00October 23rd, 2019|Breaking News, News|0 Comments

Borrowash Path Closure

Borrowash Path Closure During the recent heavy rain, we have experienced further problems with the sewer pipe that goes for the bottom of Borrowash Btm lock to Fosse Close. The force of the water in the pipe has pushed the steel manhole cover off and released raw sewage and rain water onto the path. [...]

By |2019-10-07T14:37:53+01:00October 7th, 2019|Breaking News, News|0 Comments

Closure of Cockayne Bridge, Sandiacre

Closure of Cockayne Bridge, Sandiacre Due to a recent incident, outside of the Derby & Sandiacre Canal Trust's control, we can confirm that Cockayne Bridge in Sandiacre is no longer safe for vehicle traffic. We are keen to get traffic moving quickly and do not want issues with canal restoration to hinder Derbyshire County Council [...]

By |2019-06-16T22:14:18+01:00June 16th, 2019|Breaking News, News|0 Comments

IWA/WRG visit 2019

We are pleased to report that the Inland Waterways Association / Waterway Recovery Group have agreed to have a canal restoration camp at Borrowash Bottom Lock on the Derby Canal from the 20th to the 27th July 2019. The camp, which we are advised is already fully booked, will help our own volunteers complete the work around [...]

By |2019-01-12T20:51:58+00:00January 12th, 2019|Breaking News, News, Working Party|0 Comments

The BBC’s Quentin Rayner arrives at Borrowash WRG Work Camp along with Friends of Cromford Canal

Today sees 45 to 50 volunteers onsite at Borrowash, In addition to the Waterways Recovery Group Volunteers, the Trust's regular Wednesday morning work party we are pleased to welcome a team of about 15 from the Friends of Cromford Canal. In addition to replacing the large stone blocks work continues on rebuilding the wing wall [...]

By |2018-07-25T15:20:55+01:00July 25th, 2018|Breaking News, News, Working Party|0 Comments

Introducing the next generation of canal engineers

Introducing the next generation of canal engineers Rolls-Royce engineer Katie Hamilton explains how she became interested in science and engineering, why she enjoyed working on the Derby Arm working model and why she is looking forward to the real thing being built. 1: What is your background / what did you study at university? [...]

By |2018-03-09T20:34:51+00:00March 2nd, 2018|Breaking News, News|0 Comments