Hard Work Continues at Borrowash

So whilst some of the working party members took time out at the Breaston May Day Gala the hard work continued at Borrowash! Photos below show Nigel and the team clearing the bed (i.e. keeping the willow out of the water - mucky work!) and clearing the paths - Keep up the hard work Borrowash [...]

By | 2017-10-12T19:00:00+00:00 May 4th, 2016|Working Party|0 Comments

Working Party Updates Week Commencing 11th April 2016

The third working party in as many weeks once again saw the teams turn out at Borrowash. Our aim this week was to complete the tidy up of the area after all the dangerous trees that we have felled, it is pleasing to see that all the logs that we left at the side of [...]

By | 2017-10-12T19:00:00+00:00 April 22nd, 2016|Working Party|0 Comments

Working Party Update 3rd April 2016

The Derby and Sandiacre Canal Society met this week at Borrowash to support the work that the locals keep doing during each year to maintain the site. Enough members turned out to ensue that we had two teams working at different ends of the stretch, one team worked down from Mear Drive towards the bottom [...]

By | 2017-10-12T19:00:01+00:00 April 11th, 2016|Working Party|0 Comments

Additional Working Party 21st March 2016

The Canal Society held an additional working party this Monday to make best use of the dry weather. A team of 4 disposed of all the remaining off cuts left over from the Winter hedge laying. Work will now be left at this site until next year to allow the wildlife to settle in for [...]

By | 2017-10-12T19:00:01+00:00 March 29th, 2016|Working Party|0 Comments

Working Party Update 20th March 2016

One more final push at Sandiacre this week, the aim to clear the scrub cut away last week and to finish the agreed replacement of a fence line along the canal lock that is due to be dug out this year. 16 members turned out on a wonderfully Sunday morning to help in various aspects [...]

By | 2017-10-12T19:00:01+00:00 March 29th, 2016|Working Party|0 Comments

Working Party Update 13th March 2016

It must be the lure of the water that is soon to be coming back to the Derby and Sandiacre Canal that is attracting all the new members and the helpers that keep turning up on Sunday mornings to assist with the restoration of getting the canal back to its original former glory. This week [...]

By | 2017-10-12T19:00:01+00:00 March 17th, 2016|Working Party|0 Comments

Working Party Update 28th February 2016

At last, good weather for a working party! The team met at Draycott for the last time this Spring to complete as much of the remaining hedge laying as possible prior to the birds returning to nest. We have now cut and laid over 150 meters of the remaining 450 meters, so lots of work [...]

By | 2017-10-12T19:00:01+00:00 March 7th, 2016|Working Party|0 Comments

Working Party Update 14th February 2016

Sunday the 14th February, Happy Valentines Day, no major knock-on effect for the working party that was organised for Draycott this week. Another massive turn out enabled us to set two teams with chain-saws hedge laying and two support teams backing them up with scrub clearing. We are doing well so far, over 100 meters [...]

By | 2017-10-12T19:00:01+00:00 February 15th, 2016|Working Party|0 Comments

Working Party Update 31st January 2016

One week wet, another snow, today cold and wet, but people keep turning up to help out on the canal restoration, no need for the sun lotion yet. Once again we attended at Draycott to carry on the work of hedge laying and scrub clearance. This week we again managed to lay over 25 meters [...]

By | 2017-10-12T19:00:01+00:00 February 2nd, 2016|Working Party|0 Comments

January’s Working Parties

The Canal Society once again commenced our working parties for the year in early January. Our aim this winter is to lay as much of the remaining hedge at Draycott prior to the birds starting to nest once again, only a small amount of 450 meters, we are hoping to get this done over two [...]

By | 2017-10-12T19:00:01+00:00 January 20th, 2016|Working Party|0 Comments