The Derby and Sandiacre Canal Trust

The Trust is a Registered Charity No. 1042227 and a Company Limited by Guarantee Ref No. 02986417.

REGISTERED OFFICE: Derby and Sandiacre Canal Trust, 62 Broadway, Duffield, BELPER, DE56 4BU

AUDITORS: Community Accounting Plus, Voluntary Action Centre, 7 Mansfield Road, Nottingham, NG1 3FB

The Mission Statement of the Trust is:

“to restore the Derby Canal as near to its original route as possible thereby enhancing the lives of people resident or visiting the area.”

The delivery of the mission is achieved through three basic bodies:

  • The Trustee Board
  • The Board of Directors
  • The Trust Membership (divided organisationally into a number of groups).

We are always looking out for people with an interest in our success.

We have a very strong organisation, but we would welcome any involvement or help that can be offered by any interested party. The current structure of the organisation is shown below:

Contact Details:

Contact details are available for various members of the Trust to be used for matters of Trust business or general queries.

Role Name Email Address
Chairman Chris Madge
Vice-Chairman Mike Wingfield
Membership Gary Harding
Treasurer Derek Troughton
Working Parties David Savidge
Social Media Anne Madge
Website Andrew Baird
The Packet Peter Warmingham
Health & Safety David Savidge

The Trustee Board

The role of the Trustee Board is to oversee the operation of the Trust and ensure the Directors operate within legal constraints, including those of the Charities Commission, and to ensure the assets of the Trust generated through fundraising are safeguarded. It is the role of Trustees to maintain and keep up to date the Trust’s objectives, aims and mission.

In order to ensure the Trust operates in a responsible way and recognises the various community interests key stakeholders are recognised and have the right to nominate two Trustees. These organisations are Derby City Council, Erewash Borough Council, South Derbyshire District Council, Derbyshire County Council and the Inland Waterways Association (the organisation responsible for championing canal preservation and restoration).


Name Role
Chris Poulter, Alan Graves

Gary Hickton

Peter Watson

Val Clare, Kevin Miller, Tim Scott

Maggie Throup

To be confirmed

Derby City Council

Derbyshire County Council

South Derbyshire District Council

Erewash Borough Council

Member of Parliament for Erewash

Inland Waterways Association

The Board of Directors

The Board of Directors consists of Directors appointed by the Trust Members together with enthusiasts co-opted onto the Board in recognition of their special expertise or skills to further the restoration.

The group meets monthly to take strategic decisions. The topics covered by the Group include all restoration projects (currently in Derby city, Sandiacre, Draycott and Borrowash), fundraising, publicity and legal matters. The Board also undertakes financial oversight, approves expenditure and controls the Trust.

Please contact Chris Madge on for further details.


Name Role
Chris Madge

Mike Wingfield

Derek Troughton

Chris Rees-FitzPatrick

David Savidge

Anne Madge

Mike Snaith

Paul Turner





Health & Safety




Co-Opted Members

Name Role
Duncan Inwood

Richard Ledger

Andrew Baird

Mike Sweet

Mike Wood



Website Manager



Trust Membership

The Trust members attend regular general meetings, including the Annual General Meeting, at which Trust Directors and officers are appointed. The Trust AGM is held yearly, see below for recent meeting minutes:

AGM Minutes from the Society

Note that as of 31st March 2020, the Society has been amalgamated into the Trust , as agreed at the DSCS AGM 2020.

AGM minutes from previous years are stored below for posterity.

D&SC Society 2020 AGM minutes

D&SC Society 2019 AGM minutes

D&SC Society 2018 AGM minutes

D&SC Society 2017 AGM minutes