Network Rail teams up with Derby and Sandiacre Canal Trust to reduce flooding and restore historic waterway

Below is a copy of the press release that went out in support of the restoration work along the Draycott "Golden Mile". Read more about the developments at Draycott as the work progresses here. Network Rail teams up with Derby and Sandiacre Canal Trust to reduce flooding and restore historic waterway Network Rail is [...]

Autumn 2020 Packet is out now!

Autumn 2020 Packet is out now! A quick note that the Autumn 2020 Packet has now been made available on the website, via the link here. We hope you enjoy it; there has been plenty of progress although slowed by the current pandemic. There are various ways to follow us - all listed at the bottom [...]

DSCT – Covid-19 2nd Lockdown

Well, it has happened. The Government have decided that we need a second full lockdown to try and slow down the spread of the Covid virus. The Trust Directors have taken the following decisions: As, when we went into Tier 2 restrictions, all our Gardening working parties will continue to be cancelled, until [...]

Progress continues at the Draycott Cottages

Progress continues at the Draycott Cottages Despite the additional restrictions and limitations imposed due to Covid-19; the working parties have found ways and means to maintain social distancing and get a huge amount of work done over the last few months! Nowhere are these efforts more evident than at Draycott; both along the "Golden [...]

DSCT Covid Statement 18/10/20

Following the Government putting Erewash in Tier 2 restrictions, the Trust has reviewed the way our volunteers are working. Our route from Sandiacre to the Borrowash / Spondon boundary is in the Erewash Tier 2 restrictions area. Meetings of the various groups within the Trust, and the Development and Society Committee meetings have been [...]

Chairman’s Update – August 2020

Dear Members of the Derby and Sandiacre Canal Trust/Society, Welcome to the latest edition of the newsletter. Keeping up to Date It seems to be going along for some extended time, talking of the lock-down and the restrictions that this imposes. However, you can keep in touch via many different methods; Email, [...]

DSCT – Return of Working Parties along the Canal – Covid-19

Following the Government's relaxation of the 'lock down' rules, the DSCT have decided to reinstate our Gardening Working Parties on the canal route. During lock down 'mother nature' has been hard at work, and the parts that didn't get tidied 12 weeks ago are now looking neglected. Working in line with the relaxed restrictions, we are [...]

DSCT – Return of Working Parties at the Cottages – Covid-19

DSCT - Return of Working Parties at the Cottages - Covid-19 To enable the Canal Cottages project to continue and to allow contractors on site, the Directors of the Derby and Sandiacre Canal Trust have agreed, on the 20/05/2020 for volunteers to to work at the cottages. This is all in line with the [...]