An Employer’s Donation

The Trust has recently received a donation from the DHL UK Foundation; to whom we express our thanks. Our regular volunteer Eddy Case, who works for DHL, was able to submit an application under the DHL "Match It! programme" to request a donation based on the number of hours he had volunteered during 2013. This [...]

By | 2017-10-12T19:00:11+00:00 February 10th, 2014|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+00:00 December 12th, 2013|Breaking News, News|1 Comment

Derby City Council – Local Development Framework

Derby City Council have recently published its Local Development Framework strategy, whilst there is welcome support for “protecting” the canal route for restoration, it does however fall short of actively promoting the restoration. As the plan is available for public consultation it would be useful to get as many comments as possible from members to [...]

By | 2017-10-12T19:00:12+00:00 November 6th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Society AGM 22nd October 2013 @ 8 pm

The Society Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday 22nd October at 8 pm at The Wilmot Arms, 49, Derby Road, Borrowash on the old A52 on the Derby side of Borrowash centre. Please park near to the pub in car parks of the garage next door or the doctor’s surgery a 50 yards on [...]

By | 2017-10-12T19:00:12+00:00 October 12th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Welcome to our new web site

We are pleased that we are able to launch a refreshed version of our web site. We hope that you will find this site intuitive, and if you visited our previous site easier to navigate. We are still in the process of populating material, and indeed learning how to use the new web package so [...]

By | 2017-10-12T19:00:13+00:00 March 19th, 2013|News|1 Comment

The Trust’s Plan for the Future: April 2012 Update

The Trust was successful in achieving outline planning permission for the whole of the canal line in August last year after a grueling and intensive four year process requiring substantial investment of time and professional fees and surveys. But the cost was worth it to secure the line that the canal would take. With this [...]

By | 2017-10-12T19:00:14+00:00 April 30th, 2012|News|0 Comments

Derbyshire County Council Canals Officer

News that Derbyshire County Council have voted to appoint a canals officer for the County was welcomed by The Derby and Sandiacre Canal Trust. Chris Madge, Director of the Trust and Chairman of the Members Society said “Derbyshire County Council have provided support for the Chesterfield and Cromford canals for many years and it looks [...]

By | 2017-10-12T19:00:14+00:00 April 30th, 2012|News|0 Comments

Help needed

Now we have outline planning permission for the whole canal we need people with expertise/experience in civil engineering, drawing up and letting of contracts, fund raising, surveying, costing, computing such as spreadsheets etc. So, if you have some, or all of these skills or other relevant capabilities please contact Chris Madge.

By | 2017-10-12T19:00:15+00:00 September 1st, 2011|News|0 Comments

And South Derbyshire says YES!

In a spirited discussion at South Derbyshire District Council last night we finally received the final piece of the outline planning jigsaw. Our application was eventually approved with only one vote against. The discussion was generated due to the possible options for the first 400 metres and will need to be carefully dealt with to [...]

By | 2017-10-12T19:00:15+00:00 August 24th, 2011|News|0 Comments