Erewash News

Chris Packham
22/03/2021: Naturalist and television presenter, Chris Packham CBE, has voiced his support for a short film from animal welfare charity, Naturewatch Foundation.  The video shows teenagers the brutality and shocking prevalence of badger baiting, a blood sport that continues to thrive all over the UK – despite being banned since 1835
19/03/2021: More than 130 people from businesses and community groups across Derbyshire joined the virtual launch of Derbyshire County Council’s Green Entrepreneurs Fund recently – a £2 million grant fund for organisations interested in developing and investing in green energy and carbon reduction schemes.
19/03/2021: Peregrines have been nesting on the cathedral tower since 2006, with March 23rd being the earliest date for eggs before now.
Rural Action Derbyshire
19/03/2021: Covid-19 has left many Derbyshire residents with complicated money worries, and debts are set to rise when Government Covid support packages for businesses and individuals end.  Financial Action and Advice Derbyshire warns of the dangers of ignoring financial problems.
19/03/2021: For young children every experience is a learning opportunity.  Early years settings such as nurseries, pre-schools and child minders offer a variety of opportunities for children to learn.
19/03/2021: Patient health and social care watchdog Healthwatch Derbyshire wants to hear from local people about why they won’t or can’t have the Covid-19 vaccine.
19/03/2021: As a result of the pandemic, children and young people may experience a range of mental health and wellbeing issues. The majority of these issues will be normal reactions to their experiences over the last few months; others may have new, different or increased mental health needs.
18/03/2021: Outdoor fun will soon become more exciting thanks to a funding boost for a popular play area. Erewash Borough Council has been successful with a funding bid of £70,000 from the FCC Communities Foundation which will enable the exciting refurbishment of the Larklands Play Area in Heathfield Avenue, Ilkeston.
17/03/2021: As of January 2021, all Primary Schools catered for by Derbyshire Catering Service (DCS) have been accredited with at least the Silver ‘Food for Life Served Here’ Award and all Secondary Schools the Bronze ‘Food for Life Served Here’ Award.
17/03/2021: Additional funding for Derbyshire County Council is being provided, as the government extends the COVID Winter Grant Scheme to cover the April school holidays.