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The Draycott Project – Pledge Your Support

The Derby and Sandiacre Canal Trust have launched an “Adopt a Yard”scheme to seek pledges to assist with the funding of the restoration of approximately 1200 yards of canal between Derby Road and Hopwell Road Draycott. The Trust needs to show strong support for the project before applying for grant funding as all the potential grant funders are looking for ... Read More »

Update from the Chair – November 2016

Dear Members, This is a reminder for our final meeting of the year on Tuesday at the Wilmot Arms, Borrowash DE72 3HA. We will be starting the meeting at 7.30pm as agreed at the AGM. I’m delighted to tell you that we will be treated to a night of nostalgia. Ian Bowley – one of our own – will be ... Read More »

Welcome to our AGM

The canal society AGM will be held from 8pm at the Wilmot Arms, Borrowash DE72 3HA on Tuesday 25th October. This is the notice calling all members to attend. I have attached the minutes of the last AGM and the Agenda for the coming one. As you’ll see we will have reports on progress on working parties – where Eddy’s ... Read More »

Word from the Chair

Dear Member, I hope you have had a pleasant summer break and avoided most of the rain. Our meetings are commencing again on Tuesday 27th Sept from 8pm at the Wilmot Arms, Derby Road Borrowash DE72 3HA. Our speaker will be John Wilkinson who is a keen boater and will tell us a little more about boating in Burgundy (the ... Read More »

We have lift off!

This afternoon at Draycott we welcomed back the team from the structural engineers that are looking at advising us to restore the Draycott stretch to water – this time they brought some additional equipment that involved working from the air as opposed to on the bank side. As you can see from the photograph showing the larger of the two ... Read More »

Restoration of Sandiacre Lock

Sandiacre Lock November 2015

Our plans for the restoration of the lock are progressing again and we have now received advice from the Environment Agency that the waste contained in the lock will need to be disposed of at a recognised waste processing site. We were required to sample the contents due partly to the site being a registered land fill site by the ... Read More »

We Have Water!

I’m delighted to confirm that we have now received the formal licence for water abstraction from the River Derwent. This has been achieved due to the generosity of Celanese at Spondon. They held a substantial licence for abstraction of water for their manufacturing processes. Whilst the demise of the company has been very hard for its many hundreds of Celanese ... Read More »

Chairman’s Update May 2016

Welcome Members, I hope you’ve received your copy of the Packet in the last few weeks. We’ve had a few comments back and I’d like to invite a few more. The magazine is for you and it makes it easier for us to improve it following your feedback. Any suggestions or details for sending you an electronic copy to packet@derbycanal.org.uk. ... Read More »

Starting to “Dig back to Derby”

Digging back to Derby - Sandiacre December 2015

This week the society started the work to dig out the canal lock situated at the end of the canal route that will be joining with the Erewash Canal. The initial work involved a small team of volunteers helping a specialist firm obtain the necessary soil samples that need to be taken for independent checking by another independent analyst. Soil ... Read More »