Ockbrook News

12/04/2021: There will be 37 candidates standing in the Erewash area at next month’s Derbyshire County Council elections, which take place on Thursday 6 May.
Freya making a quick start for borough and country
25/02/2021: A borough resident and athlete has finished in the top 6 of an international field after competing at the Junior European Championships held in Innsbruck, Austria on 18th February.
05/02/2021: A spokesperson for the UK's largest gas distribution network has given a potentially surprising response after a number of reports of gas were made from the Ockbrook & Borrowash area.
02/06/2020: A Borrowash youngster took a number of strides on his 11th birthday to raise money for a new local food bank.
25/10/2019: The borough council’s community household waste collection service is returning following a successful trial in 2018/19.
29/01/2018: The Long Eaton & District Talking Newspaper for the Blind & Partially was founded in 1978 (40 years ago) and is a registered charity.
06/02/2010: Your local officers are: PC Martin Walker 2833, PCSO Claire March 4508 & PCSO Matt Boyer 4585. Telephone 0845 123 3333 or e-mail longeaton.neighbourhoods(at)derbyshire.pnn.police.uk. (please change the '(at)' for an '@' symbol before e-mailing.) Borrowash & Ockbrook Police Office, 116 Cole Lane, Borrowash. Derbyshire.
06/02/2010: Borrowbrook Home Link - a local charity which helps pensioners to continue living in their own homes - is looking for new sources of funding. The charity has been operating in Ockbrook and Borrowash on a five year budget which lasts until March 2009. A recent annual general meeting heard that more money was needed at a time of changing priorities for national funding streams, with reference given to the money being given to the London 2012 Olympics and the increasing difficulties being experienced in justifying applications to the Big Lottery Fund.
05/02/2010: Sixteen people have already joined Ockbrook, Borrowash & Draycott First Responders Group after a call for volunteers. Organised by the Church Wilne Rotary Club and trained by the East Midlands Ambulance Service, volunteers are equipped with and trained on the use of essential medical equipment to be able to respond early to localised calls for help before paramedics arrive. To set up the new group, the Rotary Club will raise funds for the kit required.
26/01/2010: The Ockash Trust is a registered charity set up to help young people from Ockbrook and Borrowash. To apply, you must be under the age of 21, and be from either of the two villages. The Trust awards grants of money for health, education and in some cases recreational purposes. If you know a young person who benefit - why not put them in touch with the Ockash Trust? Money could help towards buying sports equipment or clothing, a piece of equipment or change of environment for someone suffering from a health condition, musical instruments or equipment, dance and drama facilities or educational trips abroad.