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Category Archives: Working Party

Working Party Update 19th November

We has a good turn out at Draycott today given the short notice with 6 folks turning up. As a result there were 3 bonfires to tidy up the hedge cuttings and all brambles cut near the bridge. As Mick had also turned up there was a hedge laying team too, so very well worthwhile. I did take a nice ... Read More »

Working Party Update 6th November 2016

A successful session of hedge laying and trimming accompanied by the traditional bonfire. David & Eddy, not pictured were at the far end trimming the hedge, while Chris RFP and Keith were clearing young growth from the bank. Chris M and Nick Merry were the hedge layers while Pete & myself set to with the bonfire. All in all a ... Read More »

Please remove all wood/cut-offs to prevent regrowth!

Just a quick reminder to anyone who is collecting wood from cutdown trees from the canal bed – please ensure you remove all wood/cut-offs to prevent regrowth. The below shows regrowth at Borrowash where some cracked willow was left in the canal bed. This area will now been to recleared. Thanks for your support. by Read More »

Working Party and Event Update Sept 2016

We last left you just prior to the launch of our “Working Wednesday” working parties, I am pleased to report that attendance numbers at these events are growing every time we hold an event, last Wednesday saw 11 members turn out at Borrowash to carry on the restoration of the bottom lock and ground work that will eventually end at ... Read More »

Working Wednesday Launch!

The launch of our “Working Wednesdays” was started on the 24th August, I was surprised, and also pleased, to see five smiling helpers turn out on a nice day. A lot of work is now producing evidence of the former canal lock bottom and the surrounding area. The brickwork on the base of the lock is looking in very good ... Read More »

Working Wednesday Launch – 24th August!

Monday shopping, Tuesday Golf, Wednesday working on restoring the canal, Thursday day off, Friday/Saturday/Sunday family days. How does this sound to you? Have you got spare time on a Wednesday to help restore the Derby and Sandiacre Canal back to its former glory? Click here to Find our more… by Read More »

June Events

The Derby and Sandiacre Canal Society has enjoyed a very busy month in June, we have attended three shows, Hayworth Park in Sandiacre, The Spirit of Chellaston Show and the Spondon Day. All of the shows have attracted new members and sales of our merchandise are going well, all this is helping to fund the on-going aim to restore the ... Read More »

Our Fencing Project

Sometimes the support we get from the public is overwhelming… As you may know we have been digging in the area of the Sandiacre bottom lock to determine where it is and how to restore it. We found the top of the coping stones about a foot below the surface. Part of the challenge was to identify where the drain ... Read More »

Bank Holiday Working Party Update

For some it is a nice quiet break for the Bank Holiday, for others it is work as normal! Thanks to the wonderful support from Keeth we have managed this week-end to spray the JK, both at Borrowash and Draycott. This pest is really beginning to spread, we have identified a lot more areas at Draycott that means this will ... Read More »

Working Party Update 9th May 2016

Big mistake on the weather front, I normally manage to arrange cold frosty mornings or totally wet ones! This week the team turned out at Sandiacre to clear the footpath that runs along the popular walk from the Bottom Lock upwards. Brilliant sunshine and a dry working area meant that we could cut some of the grass/overgrowth along the path, ... Read More »