Erewash News

05/02/2010: The Long Eaton Camera Club meets every Monday at the Sawley WI on Wilne Lane, Sawley, Long Eaton from 7.30pm until 10.00. For more information ring Roy on 0115 972 8697 or Sue on 0115 9721066, or visit the web site for details and the programme of events. Beginners are welcome as are those with more experience. If you are interested come along and give it a try
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
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: 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 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: 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: Ilkeston Folk and Blues Club meets every every Wednesday at the Ilkeston Rugby Club, Hallam Fields Road from 8:30pm. Admission is just £1 on the door including a buffet and a raffle ticket. Folk and country music is performed during each meeting. For more details, log on to
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.
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