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Support the Derby & Sandiacre Trust Working Parties!

We’re trying a different working parties calendar format to what we’ve done in the past. We found that due to weather conditions, changes of availability (or just bad luck!)  we had to change some of our working parties, and the website calendar struggled to keep up – plus, there was not an effective way of keeping everyone updated.

The Calendar entry is now generic and contains useful information that covers the potential activities being performed (see below).

If you want to know what’s specifically happening each week – email info@derbycanal.org.uk and get added to our working party mailing list!

This will be the best way to keep up to speed with any changes in planning due to weather or other circumstances.


General Information

Activities are typically started at 9.30am and run to around 1pm (about the time when volunteers fancy a trip to the pub typically!)

The activities on offer vary regularly and based on the season; but in general could consistent of:

  • Helping with Lock restoration (Sandiacre / Borrowash).
  • Helping with Canal Cottages restoration (Draycott).
  • Clearing or maintaining vegetation (potentially including bonfires as appropriate).
  • Planting new trees or vegetation.
  • Other activities related to the above at each location.

Contact: info@derbycanal.org.uk

HS&E requirements:

Sturdy Boots and gloves are recommended for working outside, as well as clothing sensible to the conditions. For Draycott, as it’s an active building site it would be appreciated if you could bring any of your own Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) that would be suitable; we do have some limited supplies. This could include hard hats, hi-vis jackets and protective boots.


Getting to “Borrowash”

Parking may be found on Mear Drive and there a number of places that you can walk through to the canal line.

Map coordinates:-    52.9019483,-1.3761676


Getting to “Draycott”

Along Hopwell Road on the left when heading away from Draycott – you can’t miss it

Map coordinates:-    52.902025, -1.344084


Getting to “Sandiacre”

Parking may be found near Lock Lane.

Map coordinates:-    52.917178, -1.285162


Getting to “Spondon

Meet on site via the A6005 Nottingham/Derby Road, turn into Falconslide Drive and drive down to Rovings Drive. Please park with your usual respect for the residents.

Map coordinates:-   52.908873, -1.395570


Contact: info@derbycanal.org.uk


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