Update from the Chair – November 2016

Dear Members, This is a reminder for our final meeting of the year on Tuesday at the Wilmot Arms, Borrowash DE72 3HA. We will be starting the meeting at 7.30pm as agreed at the AGM. I’m delighted to tell you that we will be treated to a night of nostalgia. Ian Bowley - one of [...]

By |2017-10-12T18:59:59+00:00November 21st, 2016|News|0 Comments

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+00:00June 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+00:00June 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+00:00December 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: coordinator@derbycanal.org.uk 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+00:00November 22nd, 2015|News|0 Comments