Erewash News

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.
06/02/2010: The Long Eaton & District Branch of the Parkinsons Disease Society meets between 2:00pm and 4:00pm twice every month with a branch meeting held on the last Thursday and a less formal 'social' meeting on the second Thursday. Meetings of this branch of the registered charity take place at the Sandiacre & District Conservative Club, Moorfield Crescent, Sandiacre, this being a cul-de-sac off Woodside Road. A large car park is available, and transport can be provided if required by calling Frank Kirk on 0115 973 3579, allowing four days to arrange. The Branch offers companionship, comfort and support to those with Parkinsons and their carers.
06/02/2010: The Sandiacre Walking For Health group meets every Friday outside Doncaster Avenue's Library at 10:15am. The group takes short walks over flat terrain, which last for up to an hour. For more information, contact Groundwork Derby & Derbyshire (formerly known as Groundwork Erewash Valley) on 0115 949 0235.
06/02/2010: Please find listed below the Safer Neighbourhood team meeting dates for Sandiacre during June. Meetings can be defined as: Street briefings are short, open-air briefings about local crime figures and community initiatives. Police surgeries are drop-in sessions allowing residents to meet their local officers, ask questions about neighbourhood policing or share any concerns they may have. Neighbourhood Panel meetings allow the public to raise and discuss any issues or problems within the area. The local policing priorities for the next three months will also be set during this consultation.
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.
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.
05/02/2010: Residents of the Long Eaton area who are struggling with issues such as debt and bankruptcy are to be helped after a local charity extended coverage into the area. Citizens Advice Bureau, based in South Street, Ilkeston, has now opened an outreach office at Dovedale Primary School,
05/02/2010: Long Eaton & District Art Club is seeking new members to join them at regular meetings and other activities. The club meets every Wednesday evening at Christ Church Methodist Church, Derby Road in Long Eaton. Admission to each session costs £1.50 with an additional annual membership of £15.00. Membership is open to anyone aged 16 or over. To find out more information, contact Mike Harrop on 0115 9727909 or visit www.ledac.org.uk.
05/02/2010: Long Eaton Natural History Society is appealing for new members to help with conservation in the area, and efforts to prevent developments deemed to be detrimental to local interests. The group keeps records of flora and fauna as well as retaining a record of knowledge of natural history. Meetings are held in the social activities annexe of Long Eaton Library, Broad Street, on Mondays, once a fortnight on Mondays starting at 7:15pm. To join, call Alan Heath on 0115 973 3766.
05/02/2010: Long Eaton Healing Rooms are a Christian charity meeting every Wednesday from 6pm - 9pm. You don't need to make an appointment and there is no charge for joining them. Why not drop by and register at the reception desk - their friendly and confidential staff are available to help you. Long Eaton Healing Rooms, Bourne House, Derby Road, Long Eaton. Telephone 0115 9460463 or email: longeatonhrms@yahoo.co.uk.

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