About this cause
The Trust is seeking to restore 12.5 miles of the original Derby Canal from its junction with the Erewash Canal at Sandiacre to the Trent & Mersey Canal at Swarkestone via Derby City centre. The Trust is administered by volunteers and and volunteer members have regular working parties to maintain the canal route. By restoring the canal we intend to provide an aquatic corridor through Derby and Erewash which will provide a walking and cycling route along its full length. Canal restoration has been shown to deliver economic, social, quality of life and environmental benefits to the surrounding area through the regeneration of derilict land. The Trust has a Board that includes local authority nominees,an MP and enthusiastic volunteers and is backed by a member's society of over 700 members.
How this cause brings people in the community together
The new dumper truck will help the society maintain the the green corridor that is currently infilled. to provide a linear park for the use of walkers, cyclists, horse riders and in the future canoeists, anglers and boaters when the canal is restored. The society working teams are made up of local volunteers who want to improve the environment of their village and surrounding area.