Erewash News

Department for Transport
30/07/2021: The active travel boom seen throughout the pandemic will continue to thrive thanks to a £338m package to boost cycling and walking across the country, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced.
Vegetable oil-run railway engine
29/07/2021: In a pioneering and environmentally-friendly first for the UK, hybrid cars built in the Midlands will soon be carried to continental Europe via an eco-locomotive that runs on greener fuel made from used vegetable oil.
29/07/2021: Local MP Maggie Throup is calling on community groups across Erewash to consider applying for a new grant aimed at tackling anti-social behaviour.
29/07/2021: John MacDonald has been confirmed as Chair-Designate for the Derbyshire Integrated Care Board when it takes on statutory responsibilities as anticipated from April 2022.  
29/07/2021: Specialist charity Safe and Sound has secured funding from the government’s expanded Holiday Activities and Food programme (HAF) to run a four-week programme for young people and families whose lives have been affected by child exploitation.
28/07/2021: Police officers are trying to trace a young woman who is believed to have been in distress in Ilkeston.
Derbyshire Wildlife Trust
28/07/2021: Derbyshire Wildlife Trust has been awarded a grant from the Government’s £40 million second round of the Green Recovery Challenge Fund, a multi-million pound boost for green jobs and nature recovery.
28/07/2021: A heartfelt letter of support has been sent to the President of Germany from the Leader of Derbyshire County Council to express his deepest condolences following severe flooding which claimed the lives of at least 171 people in western Germany.
28/07/2021: Officers investigating the burglary of a house in Mapperley, near Ilkeston, are appealing for help to locate a number of items of jewellery that were taken during the incident.
28/07/2021: Complaints data for every council in the East Midlands for 2020-21 has been published by the Local Government and Social Care ombudsman as part of its annual review of local government complaints.