Erewash News

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: 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: 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 10th Ilkeston Scouts are on the look out for new leaders. The troupe meets once a week at The Bartram Centre in Stanley Common, firstly with Beavers from 6:30pm to 7:30pm on Mondays. Cubs meet on Thursdays from 6:30pm to 8:00pm and Scouts meet on the Mondays from 6:30pm to 7:30pm and on Fridays from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. You don't need to be experienced to lead, so if you're interested in taking on a new challenge, contact Georgina Halford on 0115 932 2423 for further information.
06/02/2010: A new 12 seater minibus has been purchased by a local luncheon club. Members hope to be able to share the new vehicle with other community groups in the area. Eventide Luncheon Club bought the minibus to transport housebound and disabled members to functions. However, the group, which meets at the Eventide Hall, Hayeswood Road, Stanley Common every Monday is seeking other local groups in the Stanley Common and Stanley area. Working with Common Care, a local community forum, the vehicle is available for outings. For more information, contact Pat Trueman on 0115 944 3442
06/02/2010: Do you live, work, play or get involved with charity or community initiatives around Morley & Morley Smithy? If so, we'd like to tell the rest of Erewash about it. E-mail your stories to info(at)erewashsound.co.uk. (Please change the (at) to @ when you send your e-mail. This story has been amended to avoid spam e-mail.)
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.
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: Sixteen people have already joined Ockbrook & Borrowash 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.
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.

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