Chairman’s Update – May 2019

Dear Members of the Derby and Sandiacre Canal Society. Welcome to the latest edition of the newsletter! Life on the shows and open days has started again; we started with the open day at the cottages and continued over the May Day Bank Holiday at the annual Breaston Carnival. An excellent turn out of [...]

By |2019-05-11T17:52:24+01:00May 11th, 2019|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Rolls-Royce / Derby and Sandiacre Canal Trust Community Project – Microplastics in Rivers

Microplastics in Rivers The Derby and Sandiacre Canal Trust is local charity which aims to restore the original canal into Derby and regenerate Derby by introducing waterside visitor attractions. The project is widely supported by business leaders across the city because they see the introduction of a waterfront in Derby as being critical to the [...]

By |2019-04-27T00:35:42+01:00April 27th, 2019|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Text Donations now available!

Text Donations to the Derby & Sandiacre Trust are now available The Derby and Sandiacre Canal Trust has signed up to the Donr platform to enable mobile phone users to make a one-off donation. This can be done by simply texting one of our unique keywords to 70085 followed by the amount of their donation which can [...]

By |2019-03-09T13:59:50+01:00March 9th, 2019|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Chairman’s Update February 2019

Welcome to February Edition of the Newletter, Where do I start this month... January has gone, and we are now approaching Spring when the leaves start to turn green and wildlife comes back into our lives. The big news is that the work on the Sandiacre Lock has started, excavation of the lock and [...]

By |2019-02-16T21:09:35+01:00February 16th, 2019|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Wishing Paul Turner a swift recovery

We wish founder chairman Paul Horton Turner a speedy recovery from his second heart attack suffered last week. Anyone who knows Paul will know that his life is a challenging balance between his accounting practice, his farm, Rotary, Sailing and of course canal matters. Paul had already taken the warning of his first heart attack [...]

By |2019-02-12T18:38:09+01:00February 12th, 2019|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Chairman’s Report – October 2018

Chairman's Report - October 2018 Dear Members of the Derby and Sandiacre Canal Society, Welcome to edition number two of the new format newsletter, feed-back has been positive, with a few suggestions to help us move forward with spreading the word in a more up to date method. Work at the newly acquired land in [...]

By |2018-10-07T10:14:33+01:00October 7th, 2018|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Change your Commute – Travel along the Derby & Sandiacre Canal Line

Change your Commute - Travel along the Derby & Sandiacre Canal Line We're inviting you to change the way you get to work for just one week... If you live near the proposed route of the restored Derby & Sandiacre Canal and can use the current footpath to walk, run or cycle to work [...]

By |2018-09-30T17:10:25+01:00September 30th, 2018|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Waterways Recovery Group have arrived

Waterways Recovery Group arrived on Saturday 21st July and started work in earnest at Borrowash on the Sunday morning. Great progress has already been made by the team of some 19 volunteers. A mobile spider crane arrived on Monday to lift large stone blocks, some weighing up to 2.5 ton. Over the week we anticipate [...]

By |2018-07-23T19:33:47+01:00July 23rd, 2018|Uncategorised|0 Comments

The Canal Cottages scaffold is Up! Fancy lending a hand?

The Canal Cottages scaffold is Up! Fancy lending a hand? Despite Christmas and New Years there has been plenty of progress at both Draycott and the Canal Cottages; Hedges have been trimmed for the spring, and with great support of the working parties over the festive period we've got the site in a [...]

By |2018-01-26T19:11:34+01:00January 26th, 2018|Uncategorised|0 Comments