Press releases

Pull a canal boat to raise funds

14th April  2016

Are you looking for a new, exciting way to raise funds for your organisation or your favourite charity? If so, the Friends of Dawn Rose have a great idea. Your team can pull a 70 foot long, hand-built, wooden narrowboat on the Chesterfield Canal.

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Chesterfield Waterside scheme moves into planning phase following £2.7m grant

17th March  2016

Chesterfield’s £320million Waterside scheme is set to take a major step forward following the award of a £2.7million Sheffield City Region Infrastructure Fund (SCRIF) grant.

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Archaeological dig on the Chesterfield Canal

17th August  2015

In early August, volunteers digging out the channel to restore the Chesterfield Canal in Staveley discovered some stone remains.

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25th Anniversary plaque at Tapton Lock

29th April  2015

On 29th April, the Mayor of Chesterfield unveiled a plaque at Tapton Lock on the Chesterfield Canal. The plaque commemorates the 25th Anniversary of the re-opening of the lock. It also thanks the volunteers, some of whom have worked on the canal for nearly 30 years.

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Chesterfield Canal Trust supports WRGies

28th July  2015

The Waterway Recovery Group has run seven workcamps on the Chesterfield Canal in the last twelve months.

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Chesterfield Canal receives £87,500 investment

27th March  2105

Derbyshire County Council Press Release

Work to restore Chesterfield Canal continues in a bid to boost tourism and attract businesses and investment into North East Derbyshire.

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