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Ill Gotten Gains - the Trust on BBC1

24th November  2016

A company called Tiger Aspect came to do some filming on the canal last May.

They were making a series of programmes about Proceeds of Crime, i.e. how money taken from convicted criminals is recycled to help community projects.

They filmed at Hollingwood Hub and Staveley Town Basin.

The fourth programme in the series was aired this morning on BBC1. We had a seven minute slot.

To watch it on iPlayer, click here. Our section starts at 29:00.

A screenshot from the programme showing Robin Stonebridge, Chair of the Trust, and Alan Charles, retiring Police and Crime Commissioner for Derbyshire, at the naming ceremony for John Varley ll.
The new PCC, Hardyal Singh Dhindsa, is on the left.

Thank you - we're finalists!

22nd November  2016

We have just heard that we are finalists in our bid for a grant from the Aviva Community Fund for an archaeological dig in Staveley next summer. It's possible that we may unearth a Cuckoo boat.

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Tunnel video

Enormous numbers of people have already seen our page about the opening of the Norwood Tunnel. If you haven't seen it yet, click here.

David Morris has now edited the video that we took. To watch it, click here.

To watch it full screen, click the symbol to the right of HD at the bottom.

HS2 route announcement - still no final decision

15th November  2016

The Secretary of State for Transport, Chris Grayling, announced today that the Government's preferred route for Phase 2b of the proposed High Speed rail line between Birmingham and Leeds will be the alternative route announced in July. (Click here for that announcement.)

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Christmas Cards

We have some new Christmas cards.

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C&RT winter stoppage programme

The Canal & River Trust, after extensive consultation, has published its 2016/17 Winter Stoppage programme.

There are five tranches of work planned on the Chesterfield Canal between 4th January and 17th March at locations including West Stockwith, Retford, Bracebridge (Worksop), Turnerwood and Thorpe Salvin.

You can read more about these works and see the planned timetable by downloading this PDF document from the CRT website. (For info., lock 23 is immediately below Thorpe Top Treble).

Please note that this only shows proposed works by the Canal & River Trust. We expect stoppages on the Derbyshire section in the New Year at Works Road Bridge (Hollingwood) and the flood lock at St Helena's, but do not have dates yet.

All known works appear on our Stoppages page and also on our Forthcoming Events pages.

Works at Whitsunday Pie Lock in 2013. Photo by Ian Mather