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Category Archives: Working Party

Draycott Working Party Update 22nd March 2015

So close, but so far, the Canal Society was once again at Draycott to try and finish the 5 year task of laying over 1000 meters of hedge. Another great turn out of members enabled us to have two teams laying and also two teams as back up to clear the off cuts, alas a malfunction with one of the ... Read More »

Draycott Working Party Update 8th March 2015

It must be the warmer days that are now creeping up on us, but this week saw a record number of volunteers turn out on Sunday at Draycott to help us try to complete our aim to finish the hedge laying this year. We managed to have two teams laying the hedges and removing the debris, one team completed the ... Read More »

Draycott Working Party Update 11th January 2015

The Canal society held its first working party of the New Year at Draycott on Sunday 11th January. Three teams where hard at work on a fairly chilly morning, the first team completed the tidy up at the Hopwell Road area whilst the other two teams deployed to complete some 25 meters of hedge laying along the canal bank. We ... Read More »

Draycott Working Party Update 30th November 2014

This weeks working party was once again at Draycott, we had lots of volunteers turning up again to help in bright sunshine and warmth! This meant we where able to deploy three teams on different tasks. The first team set off to carry on the hedge laying, another successful days work with over 10 meters laid. The second team completed ... Read More »

Draycott Working Party Update 19th October 2014

  This week the Canal Societies working party group met at the Draycott stretch of the canal to continue the hedge cutting along the area that was previously laid over the last two years. We had three teams working on site, one team at the Hopwell Road end, clearing the scrub that has been threatening to take control over the ... 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 »

Himalayan Balsam Bashing

The last working party of the Summer was held at Draycott on Sunday 27th July to clear the canal bed of Japanese Balsam that was beginning to block the flow of water that runs through this stretch. A 45 meter stretch had been badly affected by this invasive plant and had to be cleared before it started to seed itself ... Read More »

Draycott Work Party 6th July 2014

On Sunday 6th July members of the Derby and Sandicacre Canal Society responded to a public request to attend a footpath along the Canal path in Draycott that had become seriously overgrown over the fine summer months with various items. The pictures show a before and after situation – showing just how much scrub that had to be cleared to make ... Read More »

Sandiacre Working Party

A cracking Sunday morning saw the team this week at Sandiacre , a cold start, but the sun soon came out and warmed us up us as we started work clearing the grass sides to both sides of  the canal path, clearing the litter that had been dropped over the winter also cutting back any over-hanging growth that would hinder ... Read More »

Work Party Press Coverage

It is wonderful to see a recent work party featured in the Derby Telegraph complete with a photograph of Scott examining his handiwork on a stretch of hedge that he has just layered. In the background more volunteers are seen attempting, with little success, to burn the off-cuts.   To come and join us at a future work party please ... Read More »