The Derby and Sandiacre Canal Society (The Society)
The role of the Society is to support the Trust’s objective to restore the Derby Canal. The Society is run as a membership organisation and undertakes varied roles in the community including maintaining the canal route, publicising the work and fundraising at local events and communicating with members by organising monthly meetings and providing written updates by email and the regular “Packet” magazine.
The Society is managed through a Committee who meet monthly from 7.30pm on the 2nd Monday of each Month, at the Coach and Horses Inn in Draycott. All members are welcome to attend, but please let the committee secretary know first.
The Society committee comprises:
- Chairman – Chris Madge 07827 946444 email@example.com
- Vice Chair – Eddy Case 07523 896645 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Secretary and Members Meetings – Anne Madge 01332 840502 email@example.com
- Treasurer – Chris ReesFitzPatrick 07757 979271 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Membership – Roger Ashmead 07814 927154 email@example.com
- Work Parties – Eddy Case, and Keith Taylor firstname.lastname@example.org
- Safety Officer – David Savidge email@example.com
- Publicity – Eileen Holland firstname.lastname@example.org
- Archivist and Editor – Doug Flack 07752 283730 email@example.com
- WebMaster – Andrew Baird firstname.lastname@example.org
- Social Media – Gillian – email@example.com
The Society is the body of enthusiasts who support the reopening of the canal. We currently have well over 700 current members. Members are drawn from all walks of life and, whilst concentrated in the Derby and Sandiacre areas, live in all geographic areas as far afield as Hong Kong and the US. Whilst many members are boat owners, many others have an interest in wildlife, cycling, fishing and making the area a better place to live.
The Society always welcomes new members. Membership need not be onerous – many members simply join to be informed of progress, others are more active and look to get involved in restoration work and the regular get-togethers, which are always welcoming and social events.
Members of the Society pay an annual subscriptions of £15 (£20 per family) and are paid directly to the Trust to aid the restoration effort.
Alternatively Friends of the Society pay a smaller monthly subscription of £2. Gift Aid recovered can increase the value of subscriptions by taxpaying members by 25%. The Society also runs a voluntary monthly draw whereby for £1 per month members have a chance of winning a cash prize. Profits from this activity support the costs of our restoration work.