Storm Babet creates havoc

The Trust has to report that the three residential properties were caught in a flash flood on Friday 20th October. The site was inundated with water rushing down the hills and running alongside Hopwell Road to flood the property. It may only have been six inches deep and lasted half a day, but it was enough to cause damage to the ground floors of the three tenanted cottages. Fortunately the café is on slightly higher ground and escaped the flooding. It reopened as soon as the car park was accessible.

 Despite Derby city experiencing the highest river levels on record – the river Derwent rose by over 3.5 metres – the Riverboat was moved from under Causey Bridge and was otherwise unaffected in its temporary mooring upstream.

 The Trust invites all members to its AGM scheduled on 28th November at the Canal Cottages from 7.30 pm.