The Trust is actively involved in a range of voluntary tasks, over weekends and in our free time, to maintain and restore the entire canal corridor.
For those love working outdoors…
Whether you are interested in learning or participating in hedge laying, creating bug hotels, learning a new outdoor skill or merely performing vegetation removal, we have a role for you!
This is a wonderful way of working outdoors, restoring our green space and providing a recognised service for residents bordering the canal corridor. In the past we have restored Borrowash Top Lock, Ullicker’s Bridge and Swarkestone Bridge (the little one over the remaining stub of the Derby Canal, not the causeway over the Trent flood plain!). We have maintenance and restoration efforts underway along the majority of the the canal line.
We have projects based indoors too – restoration of the Canal Cottages at Draycott has been ongoing for a few years now and we’re nearing completion!
Please see the the Working Parties page for a gallery of our more recent activities!
The Trust has the appropriate insurance for members undertaking work party activities. All work parties will have an appropriately appointed leader and First Aider. Details of the insurance cover are available on request from our treasurer, through email@example.com. Use of some equipment is restricted to those that have the appropriate training certification.