Erewash News

Ilkeston Fire
24/03/2021: Firefighters are continuing to deal with a fire at a recycling facility off Merlin Way in Ilkeston following a call to attend the site at 22.49 hours on Tuesday 23 March.
Rail Delivery Group
24/03/2021: The ‘Rail to Refuge’ scheme, due to finish at the end of March 2021, is being continued by train companies to help more people escape domestic abuse and reach a safe refuge.  The decision comes as figures show four survivors a day, on average, have been using the lifesaving scheme to access free train travel.  
Chief Executive of the East Midlands Chamber - Scott Knowles
22/03/2021: The Chief Executive of the East Midlands Chamber, which represents the interests of businesses in the three counties, has commented on the anniversary of when the UK first went into a national lockdown - that anniversary being on Tuesday 23rd March 2021.
22/03/2021: Self Assessment taxpayers have only a short time left to pay any outstanding tax liabilities in full or set up an online payment plan for the 2019 to 2020 financial year to avoid incurring penalty charges, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has urged
22/03/2021: Experts at Insight IAPT – which stands for Improving Access to Psychological Therapies – have launched a new website platform that will make mental health support easier to access for those across Nottingham and Derby that need it most. 
22/03/2021: More than 86,000 poll cards in total will be hand-delivered across Erewash between 26 March and 8 April to residents who are on the voting register.
Save Cotmanhay & Shipley Green Belt logo
22/03/2021: A campaign group is calling on Erewash Borough Council to reconsider its inclusion of some of Cotmanhay’s last remaining greenbelt in their latest proposal for new housing in Erewash.
Derbyshire farm pond
22/03/2021: Fifty new ponds have now been created in Derbyshire and South Yorkshire over the past 14 months as part of a scheme to increase great crested newt habitats (GCN) in the region. 
22/03/2021: A CQC regulated provider of addiction and mental health treatment has reported a 96% rise in calls since the start of the pandemic twelve months ago, and says that it has struggled to keep up with demand.
Derbyshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Clean Growth and Regeneration Councillor Tony King (left) helping to plant Chaucer Junior School’s Sakura cherry blossom tree with pupils Grace (left) and Charlotte (right) and the school’s Community and Gard
22/03/2021: Shipley Country Park became home to 30 new Sakura cherry trees recently.