Erewash News

30/09/2010: The Long Eaton Twinning Association involves tie-ups between the town and others in mainland Europe. Long Eaton is twinned with Romorantin-Lanthenay in France, and Langen in Germany. The Association is looking out for new members to get involved in exchanges and other related activities.
27/06/2010: Tributes have been paid to a traditional and popular Borrowash barber who has died just a short period after ill health forced him into retirement.
13/05/2010: Two new Neighbourhood Watches were set up on the evening of Monday 10th May. A total of 13 members formed a watch for Skeavingtons Lane, Cotmanhay, whilst another was also established covering nearby Barlborough Road and Brands Close, which has 20 members. To start a new scheme in your area, or to find out more about Neighbourhood Watch, contact Gill Riley, support group Secretary, on 0115 9305414.
07/05/2010: The Derbyshire Autism Services Group Parent/Carer Support Group holds a monthly local session for parents/carers of children and adults with an autism spectrum condition.
24/04/2010: Sandiacre Lock Cottages are open one Sunday a month, staffed by volunteers of the Erewash Canal Preservation & Development Association (ECP&DA).
13/04/2010: Are you an Oddfellow? If not - why not? The local branch is called the Pares Lodge and are celebrating their 200th anniversary in 2010. The group meets on the 2nd Monday of each month at 7:30pm at the Rose & Crown in Draycott. After a short business meeting, a number of social events are held.
06/02/2010: Would you like to find out more about what health issues exist amongst Erewash people? If so, you're encouraged to join the Erewash Patient Involvement Forum. Anyone can join and no experience is needed. The group has legal powers which enables it to scrutinise how the NHS is being run in Erewash.
06/02/2010: Victims of domestic violence in the borough are now able to draw on the support of a director for professional help and support. Advice and details of support organisations are contained in the 40-page booklet which has been funded by the County Council and the Erewash Domestic Abuse Support Service.
06/02/2010: Erewash residents can now recycle commonly used drinks cartons at special recycling sites across the Borough, as the Council trials a new Tetra Pak recycling scheme. Each year, UK beverage carton manufacturers produce approximately 55,000 tonnes of paper-based cartons for milk, juice, sauces and other liquid foods/drinks. This equates to around 2.3kg of cartons per household which could be recycled instead of thrown in the rubbish bin.
06/02/2010: Erewash Community Transport (ECT) is a door-to-door service in which passengers are collected from and returned to the front door. Passengers using wheelchairs can be easily accommodated. Vehicles have tail-lifts fitted and drivers are fully trained to ensure passengers travel in safety and comfort. ECT is an independent registered charity, which operates Dial-a-Bus on behalf of Derbyshire County Council.