Riverboat trips on Outram have begun!

Riverboat trips for passengers started on 21st August.  Yes, we have commenced operation of the Passenger Riverboat! Our first fee paying passengers were on board on 21st August following a press weekend launch the previous Sunday. The press launch went well—we had a Central News TV camera, local radio and the local [...]

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Our Condolences

It is with great sadness that I must report that John Baylis passed away  on Wednesday 6th July after an illness. John has been a Trustee for DSCT since before I became involved in 2003. I believe from those that know that he was there when the Trust was started. John was a founding director [...]

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Chairman’s Update – May 2022

Dear Members of the Derby and Sandiacre Canal Trust Welcome to the latest edition of the newsletter; We’re getting into holiday season now and I’m pleased to relate that I’m typing this on my shareboat as we cruise the Ashby. It’s a good reminder of what we are all working for as our emphasis [...]

DSCT Covid Statement 05/01/2021

Covid-19 Update The Governments restrictions, regarding the new Tier5 Lockdown that has now gone nationwide. This means that we are all restricted to staying at home and going out to shop for food only. Our working parties are therefore cancelled on all sites, and at the cottages, until further notice. We will review this in line [...]

Network Rail teams up with Derby and Sandiacre Canal Trust to reduce flooding and restore historic waterway

Below is a copy of the press release that went out in support of the restoration work along the Draycott "Golden Mile". Read more about the developments at Draycott as the work progresses here. Network Rail teams up with Derby and Sandiacre Canal Trust to reduce flooding and restore historic waterway Network Rail is [...]

Autumn 2020 Packet is out now!

Autumn 2020 Packet is out now! A quick note that the Autumn 2020 Packet has now been made available on the website, via the link here. We hope you enjoy it; there has been plenty of progress although slowed by the current pandemic. There are various ways to follow us - all listed at the bottom [...]

DSCT – Covid-19 2nd Lockdown

Well, it has happened. The Government have decided that we need a second full lockdown to try and slow down the spread of the Covid virus. The Trust Directors have taken the following decisions: As, when we went into Tier 2 restrictions, all our Gardening working parties will continue to be cancelled, until [...]

Progress continues at the Draycott Cottages

Progress continues at the Draycott Cottages Despite the additional restrictions and limitations imposed due to Covid-19; the working parties have found ways and means to maintain social distancing and get a huge amount of work done over the last few months! Nowhere are these efforts more evident than at Draycott; both along the "Golden [...]