Erewash News

05/02/2010: A DVD capturing the history of Little Eaton is now available for purchase from Gaskins Newsagents. 'Little Eaton - The Little Town by the Water' traces how development was encouraged by the local water source, with a watchful eye on early industry. Copies cost £9 each with all proceeds going towards cancer charities. The DVD has been produced by a small group of residents working under the banner of Woodside Studio Productions.
05/02/2010: The Little Eaton Community Association are to hold a 'quiz & chips' night at the Church Hall in the village on Saturday 5th December. For tickets, which cost £9 each, call 01332 840628 or 834298.
05/02/2010: Something going on in Kirk Hallam? Tell us about it so that we can tell the rest of Kirk Hallam and Erewash! E-mail your news to info(at) - just change the (at) for a '@' sign when you send the e-mail and we'll post your story on line here on our next and future weekly updates!
05/02/2010: A map showing how Kirk Hallam and Little Hallam have changed over the decades is being sold at venues around the borough. The old map demonstrates the changes over 70 years. Ilkeston and District Local History Society is behind the reprint of a 1938 Ordnance Survey map, which shows Kirk Hallam as a village with 300 residents, compared to 7,500 today - there is neither a post office or shop shown on the map. In Little Hallam, the Sanatorium was still in use and new homes had been provided to local colliery workers. To purchase a copy of the map for £1.50, visit Ilkeston Library, Erewash Museum in High Street, Ilkeston or Shipley Park Visitor Centre.
05/02/2010: Ilkeston and District 50+ forum is seeking new members. The group has regular discussions, is run by the people of the area, and works with local authories and organisations to give the over 50s a local voice. If you have any ideas, or would like to join, contact Ilkeston and District 50+, 1 Longcroft Avenue, Cotmanhay, Ilkeston, Derbyshire. DE7 8DA.
05/02/2010: The Ilkeston and District Astronomical Society meet regularly to discuss star gazing and developments in the space industry. Group members also take part in regular trips out to view the night sky. For more information about membership, send an e-mail to
05/02/2010: Erewash Citizens Advice Bureau is open at 62 South Street, Ilkeston, from Monday to Friday 10:00am to 2:00pm except Wednesday when the office is closed. The telephone number is 0844 499 4196.
05/02/2010: The Draycott Newsletter is regularly circulated to all households in the village. If you have not received a copy and would like one contact Val Lewis, parish clerk, on 01332 875278 or email draycottpc(at) (Please change the '(at)' for an '@' before e-mailing.)
05/02/2010: The 1st Draycott Rainbows meet on Tuesdays from 5.30pm until 6.30pm in the Methodist Church Hall in Market Street. They would welcome any new girls aged between 5-7 who would like to join. For more information contact Rose, 1st Draycott Rainbow Guider, on 01332 872298.
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.