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27/11/2023: The United All Saints Church on Belper Road in Stanley Common is holding a Christmas Tree Festival on 2nd December from 1pm to 4pm, with trees being designed and decorated by the local community groups in both Stanley and Stanley Commons, including the local scouts, toddler group and pony club. Separately, on 2nd December the Friends of Stanley Common will be holding a Christmas Fair with home-made cakes, refreshments, a tombola, raffle and Christmas craft table for children, whilst there will also be sales of a Wildlife Calendar with photographs donated by local photographer, Colin Tomlinson. The church will be open on 9th and 16th December for people to pop in and see the Christmas Trees. Refreshments will be provided by other groups on these dates.  All are welcome.
Jilly Crofts with her crocheted soldier
03/11/2023: A poignant life-size statue of a World War One soldier is standing proudly in an Erewash churchyard – after being made entirely from crocheting.
Barry Holliday
28/06/2023: Liberal Democrat members from within the constituency of Mid-Derbyshire have selected Barry Holliday to fight the next general election campaign. The seat is currently held by retiring Conservative MP Pauline Latham, covering the west and south west of the Erewash Borough.
06/06/2023: A regular series of walks is held across different parts of Erewash and you are welcome to go along for some light exercise and to see various parts of the borough.
06/06/2023: A 'Pop Up' cafe is held at St.Andrews Church in Stanley every Wednesday afternoon from 2:00pm to 4:00pm offering the chance to enjoy a cuppa and a chat.   Volunteers work hard to provide the opportunity but could always do with extra pairs of hands', so if you can spare an hour or two on a Wednesday afternoon, even if only occasionally, you would be most welcome.  If you can help then please contact Ivan on 0115 9322184.
Mid-Derbyshire MP Pauline Latham
10/03/2023: The Mid-Derbyshire MP Pauline Latham has written to the Prime Minister to inform him that she will not be seeking re-election at the next General Election, likely to take place in late 2024 or early 2025.
Sarah Banks with Theo Paphitis
06/03/2023: A Stanley Common woman has attended a prestigious event in Birmingham at which she was finally able to collect an award from retail entrepreneur and former BBC Dragons' Den star Theo Paphitis, after a wait of over two years.
26/07/2021: If and when you need them, there are a few projects running in the Erewash borough which help provide basic food essentials.  To add to, or amend this list, contact us.
06/02/2010: The 10th Ilkeston Scouts are on the look out for new leaders. The troupe meets once a week at The Bartram Centre in Stanley Common, firstly with Beavers from 6:30pm to 7:30pm on Mondays. Cubs meet on Thursdays from 6:30pm to 8:00pm and Scouts meet on the Mondays from 6:30pm to 7:30pm and on Fridays from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. You don't need to be experienced to lead, so if you're interested in taking on a new challenge, contact Georgina Halford on 0115 932 2423 for further information.
06/02/2010: Delighted allotment holders at Stanley now have a new on-site 'HQ' for their meetings, thanks to a bumper £690 grant from Erewash Borough Council's Voluntary and Community Fund. Stanley Gardeners Association successfully applied for the money to fund the much-needed shed - and had the cashpot boosted by a further £200 thanks to a grant from Councillor Carol Hart, the Council's deputy leader and Lead Member for Community Services.