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Canal & River Trust supports Restoration

The Canal & River Trust actively supports restoration with a dedicated Restoration Team; this is a marked change in attitude from the former British Waterways organisation. The Restoration Team has a dedicated Restoration section on it’s website that: has a map of lost waterways around the country; the Derby Canal is number 27 champions volunteering articulates the benefits that can ... Read More »

Spondon Winding Hole October 2014 Update

It has been brought to the attention of the Trust that the new owners of the Moon Hotel site have felled a number of trees along their boundary with the Derby Canal line and the Spondon Winding Hole in particular. This work was done without the prior knowledge of the Trust or, it appears, Derby City Council who are the ... Read More »

Heritage Lottery Fund Application for Sandiacre Rejected

The Development Committee has now had the opportunity to meet with Heritage Lottery Fund Officers to receive the feedback on our recent funding application to restore a section of the Derby Canal at Sandiacre. Our application was in this instance unsuccessful, although it does seem that it is very rare for a first time applicant to succeed. The key part ... Read More »

Heritage Lottery Fund Application

The Trust are pleased to announce that at the end of February 2014 the Trust formally applied for Heritage Lottery Funding to commence the restoration of the Derby Canal at Sandiacre. The bid covers all the work we need to undertake to open approximately 750 metres of the Derby Canal from its junction with the Erewash Canal through Cockayne’s Bridge ... Read More »

An Employer’s Donation

The Trust has recently received a donation from the DHL UK Foundation; to whom we express our thanks. Our regular volunteer Eddy Case, who works for DHL, was able to submit an application under the DHL “Match It! programme” to request a donation based on the number of hours he had volunteered during 2013. This has led us to consider ... Read More »

Derby Arm

The Derby and Sandiacre Canal Trust’s iconic concept proposal for a Boat Lift is called the Derby Arm In conjunction with the restoration of much of the Derby Canal from Swarkestone to Sandiacre the Trust proposes to run a passenger boat service from the Canal Route at Pride Park along the River Derwent into the City Centre. In its way, ... Read More »

Derby City Council – Local Development Framework

Derby City Council have recently published its Local Development Framework strategy, whilst there is welcome support for “protecting” the canal route for restoration, it does however fall short of actively promoting the restoration. As the plan is available for public consultation it would be useful to get as many comments as possible from members to address this. The closing date ... Read More »

Society AGM 22nd October 2013 @ 8 pm

The Society Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday 22nd October at 8 pm at The Wilmot Arms, 49, Derby Road, Borrowash on the old A52 on the Derby side of Borrowash centre. Please park near to the pub in car parks of the garage next door or the doctor’s surgery a 50 yards on the Derby side of the ... Read More »

Welcome to our new web site

We are pleased that we are able to launch a refreshed version of our web site. We hope that you will find this site intuitive, and if you visited our previous site easier to navigate. We are still in the process of populating material, and indeed learning how to use the new web package so bear with us. If you ... Read More »

The Trust’s Plan for the Future: April 2012 Update

The Trust was successful in achieving outline planning permission for the whole of the canal line in August last year after a grueling and intensive four year process requiring substantial investment of time and professional fees and surveys. But the cost was worth it to secure the line that the canal would take. With this in the bag the Trust ... Read More »