The Derby and Sandiacre Canal Society (The Society)

*** Please note that the Society has been amalgamated into the Trust as of the 31st March 2020, as agreed at the DSCS AGM 2020 [Minutes available below]. THIS PAGE IS KEPT FOR POSTERITY AND WILL NOT BE UPDATED ***

The role of the Society is to support the Trust’s objective to restore the Derby Canal. The Society is run as a membership organisation and undertakes varied roles in the community including maintaining the canal route, publicising the work and fundraising at local events and communicating with members by organising monthly meetings and providing written updates by email and the regular “Packet” magazine.

The Society is managed through a Committee who meet monthly from 7.30pm on the 2nd Monday of each Month, at the Coach and Horses Inn in Draycott. All members are welcome to attend, but please let the committee secretary know first.

The Society committee comprises:

The Society is the body of enthusiasts who support the reopening of the canal. We currently have well over 700 current members. Members are drawn from all walks of life and, whilst concentrated in the Derby and Sandiacre areas, live in all geographic areas as far afield as Hong Kong and the US. Whilst many members are boat owners, many others have an interest in wildlife, cycling, fishing and making the area a better place to live.

The Society always welcomes new members. Membership need not be onerous – many members simply join to be informed of progress, others are more active and look to get involved in restoration work and the regular get-togethers, which are always welcoming and social events.


Members of the Society pay an annual subscriptions of £15 (£20 per family) and are paid directly to the Trust to aid the restoration effort.

Alternatively Friends of the Society pay a smaller monthly subscription of £2. Gift Aid recovered can increase the value of subscriptions by taxpaying members by 25%. The Society also runs a voluntary monthly draw whereby for £1 per month members have a chance of winning a cash prize. Profits from this activity support the costs of our restoration work.

AGM Minutes

Please click the below link to download the latest AGM minutes:

D&SC Society 2020 AGM minutes

D&SC Society 2019 AGM minutes

D&SC Society 2018 AGM minutes

D&SC Society 2017 AGM minutes