Restoration of Sandiacre Lock

Our plans for the restoration of the lock are progressing again and we have now received advice from the Environment Agency that the waste contained in the lock will need to be disposed of at a recognised waste processing site. We were required to sample the contents due partly to the site being a registered [...]

By | 2017-10-12T19:00:00+00:00 June 24th, 2016|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+00:00 June 19th, 2016|Breaking News, News|1 Comment

Starting to “Dig back to Derby”

This week the society started the work to dig out the canal lock situated at the end of the canal route that will be joining with the Erewash Canal. The initial work involved a small team of volunteers helping a specialist firm obtain the necessary soil samples that need to be taken for independent checking [...]

By | 2017-10-12T19:00:01+00:00 December 6th, 2015|News|4 Comments

Charity Christmas Card Competition

Calling all Budding Photographers! Do you fancy getting your photo in print? We are looking for photographs suitable for our Charity Christmas card for 2016. Please submit your photos to: Our favourite entry will be used for our Christmas Cards for 2016 - and we will give you 20 cards for free! Please note [...]

By | 2017-10-12T19:00:02+00:00 November 22nd, 2015|News|0 Comments

October saw the AGMs for the Trust and the Society

The Trust AGM was held at Long Eaton Council Offices on 20th October and was attended by Trustees representing the Councils and the Development Group. The Trust recognised that the financial position had improved following the receipt of a grant of £60,000 from Derby City Council. News of the offer of abstraction rights was greeted [...]

By | 2017-10-12T19:00:02+00:00 November 13th, 2015|News|0 Comments

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