Working Party Update 16th August 2015

Another Sunday in August when we did not normally have working parties, but as per my last update, work is increasing as we get nearer to getting a stretch under water, so work must continue. So this Sunday a good turn out of volunteers met at the Bottom Lock at Sandiacre to clear the ground [...]

By |2017-10-12T19:00:03+01:00August 18th, 2015|Working Party|0 Comments

July Meeting Raises Smiles

Thanks to all those members who attended the last social meeting before the summer. It was a well attended meeting with no connection to the business of canals. Our speaker was Cliff Warner J. P. And his topic was Humour at the Bench. Cliff gave us the benefit of his many years on the bench, [...]

By |2017-10-12T19:00:04+01:00August 10th, 2015|Events & Fundraising|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |2017-10-12T19:00:04+01:00August 7th, 2015|News|0 Comments

IWA offer support – because we’re worth it!

As members of the Inland Waterways Association we make use of any advice that’s going. So when we asked for some advice about the Spondon winding hole from the Civil Engineer retained by the IWA we were delighted when he offered to visit. Howard Worth lives near Telford so we are quite a hike for [...]

By |2017-10-12T19:00:04+01:00August 5th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Working Party Update 2nd August 2015

The Society has never normally worked in August, apart from the behind the scenes stuff that goes on through-out the year, but this year with so much work that needs doing we decided to carry on regardless. The Winding Hole at Spondon has now been semi cleared of building debris, the new owners have re-named [...]

By |2017-10-12T19:00:04+01:00August 3rd, 2015|Working Party|0 Comments