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Category Archives: News

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 »

Charity Christmas Card Competition

Calling all Budding Photographers! Do you fancy getting your photo in print? We are looking for photographs suitable for our Charity Christmas card for 2016. Please submit your photos to: Our favourite entry will be used for our Christmas Cards for 2016 – and we will give you 20 cards for free! Please note for all submissions we reserve ... Read More »

October saw the AGMs for the Trust and the Society

The Trust AGM was held at Long Eaton Council Offices on 20th October and was attended by Trustees representing the Councils and the Development Group. The Trust recognised that the financial position had improved following the receipt of a grant of £60,000 from Derby City Council. News of the offer of abstraction rights was greeted positively and progress on the ... Read More »

Water, water everywhere!

As members will be aware we have been in discussion with Celanese of Spondon for many months to see if we can get a transfer of part of their existing water abstraction rights. The company is in the process of clearing their massive site in Spondon and it is expected that the site would be redeveloped. The site is not ... Read More »

What were we doing in Falkirk?

In early October we had an invitation to visit Falkirk and talk to the key director in charge of the Falkirk Wheel and Kelpies. Chris and fellow Trust Director Mike Snaith (our IWA representative) took up the invitation and also met with a couple of Dutch guys looking to establish a Boat Lift near the Hague and a funding consultant, ... Read More »

October Chairman Update

Dear Members, Find attached the Agenda and last year’s minutes of the Annual General Meeting to be held at the Wilmot Arms in Borrowash from 8pm on Tuesday 27th October. All members are welcomed and no charge will be made for the evening. You will see on the agenda that Eddy and I will be presenting an update on the ... Read More »

September Chairman Update

Dear member, I hope you had a good summer and are looking forward to our autumn season. We have a tremendous speaker to start us off next Tuesday 22nd September from 8pm at the Wilmot Arms. We welcome Geoff Pursglove from the Ashby canal to tell us of their progress. It’s a beautiful canal as I’m sure you know and ... Read More »

AGM Notice

AGM 2015 Our Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday 27th October 8pm at the Wilmot Arms, 49 Derby Road, Borrowash, DE72 3HA. The agenda for the AGM and last years minutes are available below: Annual General Meeting Agenda 2015 Annual General Meeting 2014 Minutes Please note that existing officers have offered to stand again, but that we are looking ... Read More »

We make an impression at the Labour Group

A delegation from the Trust was welcomed warmly by Derby City Council’s ruling Labour Group at their meeting on 3rd August. After making our case individually to the Deputy Leader a few months ago we were invited in front of all Councillors in their regular monthly gathering. We made the case for support of the project, particularly the Derby Arm ... Read More »

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