Spot the Difference at Borrowash

Spot the Difference at Borrowash Just some finishing touches needed to tidy up the Borrowash Bottom Lock, following the visit of the IWA / WRG volunteers at the end of July 2019. The transition below shows the difference from a few years ago, to what it looks like now. With the recent rain, 'all [...]

By |2019-08-16T22:38:17+01:00August 16th, 2019|Environment, News|0 Comments

Traffic Chaos at Sandiacre

Traffic Chaos at Sandiacre Derbyshire County Council’s Highways Department has a problem; and it’s asked for the DSCT to help. In mid June thieves held up a local Coop, stole cigarettes, etc and then set alight their get away vehicle under a canal bridge over the infilled Derby and Sandiacre canal in Sandiacre. The [...]

By |2019-07-31T22:33:02+01:00July 31st, 2019|News|0 Comments

Planting Trees at Draycott

Working with the Community Back in April 2019, 10 trees were planted within the beech hedges along the Draycott Golden Mile, supplied by a local resident, Alun Price in conjunction with a major power supplier. These go along with the 420 trees and shrubs that we have planted this year following support from the [...]

By |2019-06-27T21:48:15+01:00June 27th, 2019|Environment, News|0 Comments

Paintings brighten up the Canal Cottages

Paintings brighten up the Canal Cottages Two of our working parties has cleared the land on the off side of the canal just outside the Canal Cottages at Draycott, and erected two wonderful paintings associated with the village's theme of the canal for this year! I am sure you will all appreciate the work done [...]

By |2019-06-27T21:01:22+01:00June 27th, 2019|News, Working Party|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

Chairman’s Update – June 2019

Chairman's Update - June 2019 Dear Members of the Derby and Sandiacre Canal Society. Welcome to the latest edition of the newsletter, We have had a unexpected bonus at the cottage this month, at the loss to our friends at the Cromford  Canal, the WRG group planned for the last week end in May [...]

By |2019-07-07T21:50:38+01:00June 16th, 2019|News|0 Comments