What were we doing in Falkirk?

In early October we had an invitation to visit Falkirk and talk to the key director in charge of the Falkirk Wheel and Kelpies. Chris and fellow Trust Director Mike Snaith (our IWA representative) took up the invitation and also met with a couple of Dutch guys looking to establish a Boat Lift near the [...]

By | 2017-10-12T19:00:03+00:00 October 18th, 2015|News|0 Comments

AGM Notice

AGM 2015 Our Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday 27th October 8pm at the Wilmot Arms, 49 Derby Road, Borrowash, DE72 3HA. The agenda for the AGM and last years minutes are available below: Annual General Meeting Agenda 2015 Annual General Meeting 2014 Minutes Please note that existing officers have offered to stand again, [...]

By | 2017-10-12T19:00:03+00:00 September 1st, 2015|News|0 Comments

We make an impression at the Labour Group

A delegation from the Trust was welcomed warmly by Derby City Council’s ruling Labour Group at their meeting on 3rd August. After making our case individually to the Deputy Leader a few months ago we were invited in front of all Councillors in their regular monthly gathering. We made the case for support of the [...]

By | 2017-10-12T19:00:04+00:00 August 7th, 2015|News|0 Comments

IWA offer support – because we’re worth it!

As members of the Inland Waterways Association we make use of any advice that’s going. So when we asked for some advice about the Spondon winding hole from the Civil Engineer retained by the IWA we were delighted when he offered to visit. Howard Worth lives near Telford so we are quite a hike for [...]

By | 2017-10-12T19:00:04+00:00 August 5th, 2015|News|0 Comments

July Update from the Chairman

Hello Members, The last evening meeting before the Summer break is almost with us. We will be meeting at the Wilmot Arms on Derby Road Borrowash, DE72 3HA from 8pm for a light hearted topic unrelated to canals with the title “Humour from the Bench” by Cliff Warner JP. The idea is to send you [...]

By | 2017-10-12T19:00:04+00:00 July 27th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Digging back to Derby – at last?

As we’ve reported before, we are approaching Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to part fund the restoration of the stretch at Sandiacre from Lock lane to Springfield Avenue. A big part of this is to get the public involved in the an investigation of Sandiacre bottom lock. We aren’t sure what the implications of a sewer [...]

By | 2017-10-12T19:00:04+00:00 June 28th, 2015|News|3 Comments