Erewash Canal Preservation and Development Association ... looking after the Erewash Canal since 1968

Press releases and Featured Events


Can you identify the initials on these bricks?

They were owned by the late John Baylis and ECPDA trustees would be interested to know anything about them. If you can provide any information please get in touch with Norman Cornwell, Chairman ECP&DA -

Government receives wake-up call from inland waterways campaigners

Issued on 10 May 2024 by the Royal Yachting Association

Copyright of all images remains with the photographer. Please do not alter images in any way or share with third parties other than specified media outlets for the purpose of promotion/publicity.  Please credit: Kev Maslin/Chasing the Boats.



Contact Us

We'd love to hear from you. To get
in touch go to our contact us page


We welcome new members from near and far. For more details have a look at our membership page.

It's that time of year again - your membership renewal forms are on the way. Don't forget to renew it


We hold regular work parties every Friday. For more information have a look at our volunteering page

History of the ECPDA

Get away from the crowds, bring your boat up the Erewash Canal and meet friendly people. Visit the local towns and stop and have a cup of tea and...

Volunteers clearing debris from the Erewash Canal

Visit the Erewash Canal

In 1968 the Erewash Canal Preservation & Development Association (ECP&DA) was formed in response to a threat by the British Waterways Board to close the canal...

Entering the Erewash Canal

Visit the Lock Cottages

Built in 1779, Sandiacre is the only surviving lock cottage and toll house on the Erewash Canal. Leased from BWB in 1969, and now owned by ECP&DA...

A cosy fire in the Lock cottage

Volunteering on the canal

Volunteers are one of our most valuable resources. Our aim is to make the Erewash Canal a pleasant place to be for boaters and visitors alike...