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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

By | 2017-10-12T19:00:09+00:00 October 19th, 2014|Working Party|0 Comments

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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. [button color="green" size="medium" link="http://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/Derby-Sandiacre-Canal-Trust-volunteers-beaver/story-20791650-detail/story.html" target="blank" ]Click to [...]

By | 2017-10-12T19:00:10+00:00 March 19th, 2014|Working Party|0 Comments