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Northern Travel Calendar
02/05/2024: Train operators serving Erewash have warned passengers to be prepared and aware of the risk of disruption to journeys as more industrial action is implemented across the railway network.
Rural Action Derbyshire
01/05/2024: Rural Action Derbyshire has declared that there is a crisis in the availability of affordable housing in rural areas.  Whilst 17% of development in urban areas is considered affordable, only 9% of development in villages is affordable.  
01/05/2024: How do you get around town if you live in Ilkeston, and what improvements do you think should be made to make walking, cycling and other forms of ‘active travel’ an easier option?
01/05/2024: Derby College Group (DCG) is staging a Hobby Horse Charity Event at Broomfield Hall for Libby Dodes, an ex-equine student who has a rare form of cancer. The light-hearted event is open to all and no real horses are needed!
30/04/2024: An Ilkeston shopkeeper and business have been fined £400 and ordered to pay costs and a victim surcharge after admitting to selling cider to an underage person.
30/04/2024: An East Midlands based charity has donated the proceeds of its annual ball to several small charities across Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire who are focused on improving the lives of local people.
30/04/2024: Northern, which runs services through Ilkeston Railway Station has joined forces with three other train operators to launch a 'Dragon's Den' style scheme to support innovation in the rail industry.
24/04/2024: Erewash Borough and Derbyshire County residents are being encouraged to have their say on proposals to change the way support is offered to people with learning disabilities and/or autism.
23/04/2024: A consultation that took place last month has been relaunched and the time period extended.  The two services that the council is seeking views on are The Getaway short breaks service, and the Outback early help services.
Chester Zoo animal carer (Credit: DCG/Chester Zoo)
23/04/2024: Following the ongoing success of an innovative Level 3 Keeper and Aquarist Apprenticeship Programme over the last 20 months, Derby College Group (DCG) is again working with Chester Zoo in delivering and recruiting for the next intake of apprentices for August 2024.