Bank Holiday Working Party Update

For some it is a nice quiet break for the Bank Holiday, for others it is work as normal! Thanks to the wonderful support from Keeth we have managed this week-end to spray the JK, both at Borrowash and Draycott. This pest is really beginning to spread, we have identified a lot more areas at [...]

By |2017-10-12T19:00:00+00:00May 30th, 2016|Working Party|0 Comments

Working Party Update 9th May 2016

Big mistake on the weather front, I normally manage to arrange cold frosty mornings or totally wet ones! This week the team turned out at Sandiacre to clear the footpath that runs along the popular walk from the Bottom Lock upwards. Brilliant sunshine and a dry working area meant that we could cut some of [...]

By |2017-10-12T19:00:00+00:00May 9th, 2016|Working Party|0 Comments

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+00:00May 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+00:00April 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+00:00April 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+00:00March 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+00:00March 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+00:00March 17th, 2016|Working Party|0 Comments