“We are glad to show the way to other communities, by adding navigable water to our linear canal park, we shall continue to support the Trust with community funding and public support. This remains a complex and challenging major green project, shown by the dedication of the Canal Trust to make the park come to life with the introduction of water”
Derek Hathaway SCA.
Companies that support us
The Canal project has drawn together a number of local, regional and national organisations that have really made a difference to the Derby & Sandiacre Canal.
Gowercroft Joinery are a well-established joinery manufacturer based in Derbyshire. Operating for 25 years and incoporated as Gowercroft Ltd in 1998; we have grown to earn an enviable reputation for the manufacture of high quality joinery products.
B J Wilsons Pharmacies, Derby – Pharmaceutical services for Derby for over 40 years. B J Wilson have eight pharmacies throughout Derby, served by a central warehouse in Sinfin and supported by a head office at Pride Park. Their extensive range of services include all the traditional services you would expect of a pharmacy. At any of their Derby pharmacies you can obtain your prescription medications as well as hundreds of over the counter medications.
Midland Chandlers has been established for over 30 years and is the market leader in the supply of equipment for inland waterways craft. They have 4 well stocked showrooms based in Preston Brook, Braunston, Penkridge and Willington.
Chaddesden Furniture & Carpets provide beautiful carpets to domestic clients from across the region. They have a huge range in stock and you can browse our samples in store at your leisure. They also sell vinyl and laminate flooring solutions, as well as a range of furniture – all of which can be delivered to your door for free!
JD Narrowboats, Dobson’s Wharf, Shardlow, Derbyshire – the narrowboat bespoke fitout and sailaway specialists. Since 2003, they have built and repaired traditional, cruiser and semi-trad narrowboat shells, up to sixty-eight feet in length. Whether you’re shopping around or looking to refurbish your current boat, you can cruise away with J.D. Narrowboats. They also undertake work on narrowboat widebeam, repaints and refits or part fits where required.
Waterways Routes are pleased to support the Trust by providing free detailed maps of the Derby Canal restoration scheme. Waterways Routes also offer a full range of cruising guides, maps and DVDs covering the whole canal network. Maps are available as printable PDFs or Memory-Map’s QCT format for use on computers, Androids and iPhones/iPads with real-time tracking (like sat-nav) on GPS enabled devices.
Geldards are delighted to be associated with and involved in this unique project. The potential gain to Derby from the successful delivery of the project is immense. Not only will the project include an exceptional residential element, it will also provide great opportunity for local business and tourism at a time where the same is needed by the city and surrounding areas. The project really does lend itself to become a showcase to demonstrate how Derby can deliver a major re-development scheme.
It will be a challenging project to deliver, however, through the involvement of our Construction, Property, Corporate and Planning lawyers, Geldards are able to offer the Trust a complete and comprehensive legal service which will enable the Trust to achieve their legal goals.
Erewash Partnership – A Compelling Business Case. The restoration of the Derby & Sandiacre canal will provide diverse economic gains, ranging from canalside housing to water-borne freight; reinventing this former industrial canal is a unique opportunity to improve our surroundings. On behalf of the Erewash Partnership we are immensely supportive of returning these precious waterways back to navigation. Ian Viles, Chief Executive Officer.
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Erewash Canal Preservation & Development Society The ECP&DA was formed in 1968 in response to the threat of closure of the Erewash canal by the British Waterways Board. In just five years following the formation the ECP&DA not only saved the canal but also restored Langley Bridge lock and the Great Northern basin and swing bridge. Since then ECP&DA members have been and still are involved in restoration work on many canals all over the country.