Launch on Social Media

The Derby and Sandiacre Canal Society have a new recruit, Emma Keeling, daughter of long time member Ian Bowley, who has launched the society into the 21st Century by starting a social media campaign! Emma has re-launched the Facebook page and launched us on Twitter along with updating the website. We will keep you up [...]

By | 2017-10-12T19:00:07+00:00 April 12th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Canal & River Trust supports Restoration

The Canal & River Trust actively supports restoration with a dedicated Restoration Team; this is a marked change in attitude from the former British Waterways organisation. The Restoration Team has a dedicated Restoration section on it's website that: has a map of lost waterways around the country; the Derby Canal is number 27 champions volunteering [...]

By | 2017-10-12T19:00:09+00:00 November 14th, 2014|Breaking News, News|0 Comments

Heritage Lottery Fund Application

The Trust are pleased to announce that at the end of February 2014 the Trust formally applied for Heritage Lottery Funding to commence the restoration of the Derby Canal at Sandiacre. The bid covers all the work we need to undertake to open approximately 750 metres of the Derby Canal from its junction with the [...]

By | 2017-10-12T19:00:10+00:00 March 19th, 2014|News|5 Comments

An Employer’s Donation

The Trust has recently received a donation from the DHL UK Foundation; to whom we express our thanks. Our regular volunteer Eddy Case, who works for DHL, was able to submit an application under the DHL "Match It! programme" to request a donation based on the number of hours he had volunteered during 2013. This [...]

By | 2017-10-12T19:00:11+00:00 February 10th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Derby Arm

[button color="green" size="big" link="" target="blank" ]Watch the animation[/button] The Derby and Sandiacre Canal Trust’s iconic concept proposal for a Boat Lift is called the Derby Arm In conjunction with the restoration of much of the Derby Canal from Swarkestone to Sandiacre the Trust proposes to run a passenger boat service from the Canal Route at [...]

By | 2017-10-12T19:00:11+00:00 December 12th, 2013|Breaking News, News|1 Comment

Derby City Council – Local Development Framework

Derby City Council have recently published its Local Development Framework strategy, whilst there is welcome support for “protecting” the canal route for restoration, it does however fall short of actively promoting the restoration. As the plan is available for public consultation it would be useful to get as many comments as possible from members to [...]

By | 2017-10-12T19:00:12+00:00 November 6th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Society AGM 22nd October 2013 @ 8 pm

The Society Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday 22nd October at 8 pm at The Wilmot Arms, 49, Derby Road, Borrowash on the old A52 on the Derby side of Borrowash centre. Please park near to the pub in car parks of the garage next door or the doctor’s surgery a 50 yards on [...]

By | 2017-10-12T19:00:12+00:00 October 12th, 2013|News|0 Comments