Introducing ARTEMIS

ARTEMIS - "Aquatic Remote Technology Environmental Mitigation (and) Intercept System" #Cleaner Rivers: Now and Forever Article submitted by Archit Sharma, Technical Owner for ARTEMIS (Manufacturing Engineer at Rolls-Royce). Back in 2019, the Derby & Sandiacre Canal Trust (DSCT) started construction of the Derby Riverboat project (now known as "Outram"), an all-electric narrowboat. Outram has [...]

DSCT Covid Statement 05/01/2021

Covid-19 Update The Governments restrictions, regarding the new Tier5 Lockdown that has now gone nationwide. This means that we are all restricted to staying at home and going out to shop for food only. Our working parties are therefore cancelled on all sites, and at the cottages, until further notice. We will review this in line [...]

Autumn 2020 Packet is out now!

Autumn 2020 Packet is out now! A quick note that the Autumn 2020 Packet has now been made available on the website, via the link here. We hope you enjoy it; there has been plenty of progress although slowed by the current pandemic. There are various ways to follow us - all listed at the bottom [...]

DSCT – Covid-19 2nd Lockdown

Well, it has happened. The Government have decided that we need a second full lockdown to try and slow down the spread of the Covid virus. The Trust Directors have taken the following decisions: As, when we went into Tier 2 restrictions, all our Gardening working parties will continue to be cancelled, until [...]

Progress continues at the Draycott Cottages

Progress continues at the Draycott Cottages Despite the additional restrictions and limitations imposed due to Covid-19; the working parties have found ways and means to maintain social distancing and get a huge amount of work done over the last few months! Nowhere are these efforts more evident than at Draycott; both along the "Golden [...]