Spondon Social Safari – 8th and 9th July

Spondon’s annual Social Safari will take place this year on Saturday and Sunday 8th and 9th July. As before, the “safari stops” will open at varying times so you should be able to see them all! This year, the Mayor pf Derby, Councillor John Whitby will be officially opening the Safari at 10am on the [...]

Canal Walk 27th June at 7pm

Join Derek and David for their annual guided walk along a short section of the Derby Canal starting from the Wilmot Arms in Borrowash at 7 pm on Tuesday 27th June. The walk will look at areas of proposed restoration that we hope will be happening in the short term. This years walk is effectively [...]

Dawn Rose pulled for 2 miles

Over £1,000 has been raised by sponsoring volunteers to pull narrow boat Dawn Rose along a two mile section of the Chesterfield Canal. This sponsorship will help the restoration of the Derby Canal section at Draycott. Pictures below show our volunteers pulling Dawn Rose before arriving at its destination. Please add to the funding total [...]

The Draycott Project – Pledge Your Support

The Derby and Sandiacre Canal Trust have launched an "Adopt a Yard"scheme to seek pledges to assist with the funding of the restoration of approximately 1200 yards of canal between Derby Road and Hopwell Road Draycott. The Trust needs to show strong support for the project before applying for grant funding as all the potential [...]

By |2017-10-12T18:59:59+00:00January 28th, 2017|Breaking News, Events & Fundraising, 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

Canal & River Trust supports Restoration

The Canal & River Trust actively supports restoration with a dedicated Restoration Team; this is a marked change in attitude from the former British Waterways organisation. The Restoration Team has a dedicated Restoration section on it's website that: has a map of lost waterways around the country; the Derby Canal is number 27 champions volunteering [...]

By |2017-10-12T19:00:09+00:00November 14th, 2014|Breaking News, News|0 Comments

Derby Arm

[button color="green" size="big" link="http://youtu.be/qNItNoRfojI" target="blank" ]Watch the animation[/button] The Derby and Sandiacre Canal Trust’s iconic concept proposal for a Boat Lift is called the Derby Arm In conjunction with the restoration of much of the Derby Canal from Swarkestone to Sandiacre the Trust proposes to run a passenger boat service from the Canal Route at [...]

By |2017-10-12T19:00:11+00:00December 12th, 2013|Breaking News, News|1 Comment