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Thank you Coop Spondon

We have today visited both of the Coop Food stores in Spondon to be formally presented with a cheque for £3187.97 this is a magnificent result and down to Coop Members choosing the Trust as their nominated charity. Our thanks go to all those Coop members. The fund is to be used for the purchase [...]

By |2019-11-23T18:36:31+00:00November 23rd, 2019|Breaking News, Events & Fundraising, News|0 Comments

£500 Received from Give As You Live

Thank you to all those supporters of the Trust that are signed up to Give As You Live. Total donations to the Trust have now exceeded £500. To those not yet signed up if you shop online you could add to the Trust’s coffers without it costing a penny extra on your online shopping. A [...]

By |2019-11-19T16:19:19+00:00November 19th, 2019|Breaking News, Events & Fundraising|0 Comments

Waterfront Vision for Derby

Chris Madge and Mike Wingfield have today unveiled the Trust's vision for a vibrant Waterfront in Derby together with the announcement of the return of a passenger boat service on the River Derwent from Spring 2020 at a well-attended Marketing Derby event. Please click on the link below to view the presentation. Waterfront Vision for [...]

By |2019-11-14T16:19:36+00:00November 14th, 2019|Breaking News, Events & Fundraising, News|0 Comments

The BBC’s Quentin Rayner arrives at Borrowash WRG Work Camp along with Friends of Cromford Canal

Today sees 45 to 50 volunteers onsite at Borrowash, In addition to the Waterways Recovery Group Volunteers, the Trust's regular Wednesday morning work party we are pleased to welcome a team of about 15 from the Friends of Cromford Canal. In addition to replacing the large stone blocks work continues on rebuilding the wing wall [...]

By |2018-07-25T15:20:55+01:00July 25th, 2018|Breaking News, News, Working Party|0 Comments

Waterways Recovery Group have arrived

Waterways Recovery Group arrived on Saturday 21st July and started work in earnest at Borrowash on the Sunday morning. Great progress has already been made by the team of some 19 volunteers. A mobile spider crane arrived on Monday to lift large stone blocks, some weighing up to 2.5 ton. Over the week we anticipate [...]

By |2018-07-23T19:33:47+01:00July 23rd, 2018|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Crowdfunding appeal Borrowash Lock Restoration

The appeal is to raise funds to restore the Lock in Borrowash. We have a small army of national volunteers working with us in late July and we need to raise funding for equipment and materials to get the job done. We need the reasonably modest sum of  £4,000 to achieve this as we have [...]

By |2018-06-15T10:40:22+01:00June 15th, 2018|Events & Fundraising, News|0 Comments

Spondon Social Safari – 8th and 9th July

Spondon’s annual Social Safari will take place this year on Saturday and Sunday 8th and 9th July. As before, the “safari stops” will open at varying times so you should be able to see them all! This year, the Mayor pf Derby, Councillor John Whitby will be officially opening the Safari at 10am on the [...]

Canal Walk 27th June at 7pm

Join Derek and David for their annual guided walk along a short section of the Derby Canal starting from the Wilmot Arms in Borrowash at 7 pm on Tuesday 27th June. The walk will look at areas of proposed restoration that we hope will be happening in the short term. This years walk is effectively [...]