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CRT 2016 winter stoppage program

The Canal and River Trust, after extensive consultation, have published their 2016/7 Winter Stoppage program.

There are five tranches of work planned on the Chesterfield 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).

Santa Special Cruises 2016

On all our Santa Special Cruises, there is a present for every child and a mince pie and a drink for every adult.  £7 per person.

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History Days at Hollingwood Hub

Young Photographer Competition

Chesterfield Canal Seminar

The Chesterfield Canal Trust will be hosting a seminar at the Proact Stadium in Chesterfield on 30th September.

It will start at 10 a.m. and finish at 4 p.m.

The main purposes of the seminar are
1.  To share the visions and plans for restoration and development of the canal from various organisations.
2.  To prepare for the new HS2 route consultation, expected in October.
3.  To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the founding of the Chesterfield Canal Society, now Trust, and the achievements realised so far.

The speakers will be:
* Richard Parry, Chief Executive of the Canal & River Trust
* Paul Griffiths, Director of Development for HS2 Phase Two B.
* Prof. Mark Horton, Bristol University, the Cotswold Canals and BBC’s Coast
* Jack Hegarty, Chief Executive of Malvern Hills Council and Managing Director of Wychavon District Council
* Dr Geraint Coles, Director of Coles Baxter Associates, formerly Chesterfield Canal Development Manager
* Sue White, Derbyshire CC Waterways Projects Officer
* Andy Newton, Rotherham MBC Economic Development Team Project Officer
* John Lower, Chesterfield Canal Trust
* Robin Stonebridge, Chair of the Chesterfield Canal Trust

There will be displays about the developments planned along the canal, such as Waterside and Chatsworth Estates, with people to talk delegates through their plans.

We will publish the full programme here in due course.

There will be some places available to the public. These cost £20 and cover food and drink, including lunch. There is free parking at the stadium.

If you would like to buy a ticket, click here.


New refreshment opportunity at Hollingwood

Nona's Coffee Shop at Hollingwood Hub has reverted five day opening.

It will be open from Wednesday to Sunday from 9.30 a.m. to 4 p.m., but will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused. However all is not lost.

Val Alvey and Ruth Girling have stepped into the breach and are running a pop-up café. It will be running on Mondays and Tuesdays. This is a volunteer effort, with all profits going to the Trust.

Val and Ruth demonstrate their wares .....

..... Hazel and Kath sell them.

HS2 update - Staveley Basin safe, but another problem emerges

8th July  2016

If you are not aware of the announcement made by HS2 Ltd. yesterday, please click here.

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