Following the Government's relaxation of the 'lock down' rules, the DSCT have decided to reinstate our Gardening Working Parties on the canal route. During lock down 'mother nature' has been hard at work, and the parts that didn't get tidied 12 weeks ago are now looking neglected. Working in line with the relaxed restrictions, we are [...]
DSCT - Return of Working Parties at the Cottages - Covid-19 To enable the Canal Cottages project to continue and to allow contractors on site, the Directors of the Derby and Sandiacre Canal Trust have agreed, on the 20/05/2020 for volunteers to to work at the cottages. This is all in line with the [...]
Additional H&S Statement on Corona Virus (Covid-19) Following the statement from the Prime Minster, Boris Johnson, on Monday 23rd March 2020, it is obvious that we cannot run the Working Parties as planned, during this pandemic. Therefore, until it is safe to resume our Working Parties, they are all now cancelled, both at the [...]
H&S Statement on Corona Virus (Covid-19) With the increasing changes, risks and the Government Guidelines regarding the Corona Virus (Covid-19) in Great Britain, the Trust has made various decision designed to protect our members and volunteers. As the majority of our members and volunteers fall into the 'at risk' group either from age or [...]
Draycott Cottages Update video, created by Derby University Student The Derby and Sandiacre Canal Trust has the pleasure to share a Draycott Cottages update video created by Leo Hewitt-Provost, a Sports Journalism student from the University of Derby. He was interested to see the project and create the video to support both the Trust [...]
A Report from our man on the ground, Keith "Derby Canal man" Johnson: "see pic's from Nigel D from an impromptu WP at B'wash East this a.m [9th January 2020]. I've been meaning to clear the Station Rd end-bank of stumps for about three years now and we finally made a start this morning [...]
Chairman's Update - November 2019 Dear Members of the Derby and Sandiacre Canal Society. Welcome to the latest edition of the newsletter! Society AGM Our Annual General Meeting was held on Monday the 4th November 2019 at the Royal Oak in Ockbrook. We had an excellent attendance of 40 members [...]
A big thank you to Emily, Roxie and Rebecca, currently in their second year at Nottingham Trent University studying Building Surveying, for helping us out at Draycott on Sunday 3rd November.
Following the visit of the Inland Waterways Association / Waterway Recovery Group (IWA/WRG), to Borrowash Bottom Lock in July this year, on the hottest week of the year, we have been successful in securing a return visit in 2020. The visit is planned for Saturday 25th July to Saturday 1st August 2020. We have [...]
Throughout the summer, progress has been made at Sandiacre Lock. After a number of Working Parties at Sandiacre, it's looking a little different from when we started! All we need to do it clean out the lock.