One week wet, another snow, today cold and wet, but people keep turning up to help out on the canal restoration, no need for the sun lotion yet.

Once again we attended at Draycott to carry on the work of hedge laying and scrub clearance. This week we again managed to lay over 25 meters of hedge as part of on on-going aim to finish the last 450 meters on what is locally known as the “Golden Mile” an area that covers Hopwell Road to Derby Road.

The last of the brambles have now been cleared and the work of clearing the saplings that have self seeded along the canal bank is progressing well.

Work will continue at Draycott in February on the hedge laying, and plans are now in place to move to Sandiacre in March to prepare the site ready for the excavation of the lock early this year, along with more work in the Borrowash/Spondon area.

Full details of all working parties, along with details on how to join us are available on our web page.

Picture shows one of the teams on the far bank, hedge laying.

Working Party Draycott 31st Jan 2016