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The website has been relaunched as The Long Eaton Website Extra. The original website had almost a million hits. It will probably take a while for people to realise we are still here with a new name.

Tuesday, 17 October 2017


Police investigating an incident in Long Eaton in the early hours of Saturday morning October 14th are appealing for information. A call was received from a member of the public at around 4am reporting that a man had been injured in a car park on Orchard Street. When officers arrived an 18-year-old man was found with serious injuries and was taken to the Queens Medical Centre. West Gate and Gibb Street Car Park were cordoned off while a forensic team examined the scene. West Gate was reopened at 1pm but the Car Park remained closed. Detective Inspector Graham Prince said: “It appears that there has been some sort of altercation between two groups of men in or near to Manhattan’s bar on Clifford Street. This then continued in the car park off of Orchard Street where an 18-year-old man has allegedly been hit by a car. I would like to speak to anyone that was in Manhattan’s or around the Orchard Street area between 3am and 4am on Saturday morning who may have information that would assist with the investigation.” Two men, aged 18 and 33 both from the Nottingham area, have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and have since been released under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference number 17000443076. You can also call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. 0115 

Friday, 13 October 2017


 A by-election to elect a councillor for Sawley Parish Council will take place on Thursday 2nd November. Two candidates have been nominated to stand in the by-election: · Denise Bond, representing the Labour Party · John Francis Hay-Heddle, representing the Conservative Party Polling will take place between 7am–10pm, with polling stations at Sawley Community Centre and All Saints Church on Tamworth Road. The count will take place at Sawley Community Centre after the close of poll at 10pm. Any residents who are not registered to vote have until Tuesday 17 October to register. For anyone wishing to vote by post the deadline for receipt of applications is 5pm, Wednesday 18 October and the deadline for receipt of applications to vote by proxy is 5pm, Wednesday 25th October. Anyone wanting more information can contact Erewash Borough Council’s elections team via email at or call 0115 907 1190.


A cut-price half term Junior Swim Membership is on offer for the October school holiday following the success of Erewash Borough Council’s similar summer package. The membership offers nine days swimming for just £5 and the council has made 60 memberships available – 30 at Ilkeston’s Victoria Park Leisure Centre and 30 and West Park Leisure Centre in Long Eaton. The half term membership - which runs from 21st-29th October inclusive - has been funded by Sport England and is for 11-16-year-olds as part of Sport England’s campaign to encourage young people to be more fit and healthy. The memberships are available to buy now from both leisure centres and also include entrance to two Halloween pool parties at Victoria Park Leisure Centre in Ilkeston on Saturday 28th October. Councillor Mike Wallis, Erewash Borough Council’s Lead Member for Culture and Leisure, says: “Our summer special proved extremely popular so we are grateful to Sport England for helping us return with this half term offer as part of our ongoing commitment to get young people physically active – particularly in this 11-16-year-old age range.”

Thursday, 12 October 2017


Best Front Garden 1st - Mrs C. Holloway, Poplar Road, Breaston 2nd - Mr B. Pinfield, Holland Meadow, Long Eaton 3rd - Mr Emanuele Maxia, Anson Walk, Ilkeston
Best Hanging Baskets and Planters 1st (joint) - Mr Ken Young, Blandford Avenue, Long Eaton Mark, Jill and Paul Prentice, Harrington Street, Sawley 2nd - Mrs S. Hainsworth, Beech Croft, Breadsall Village 3rd - Ms Tina White, Brick Kiln Lane, Morley
Best Rear Garden (medium to large) 1st - Mark, Jill and Paul Prentice, Harrington Street, Sawley 2nd - Mr Ken Young, Blandford Avenue, Long Eaton 3rd - Mr Cook, Chestnut Grove, Sandiacre
Best Rear Garden (Small) 1st (joint) - Mrs Jean Whitwell, Pimlico, Ilkeston Mrs S. Hainsworth, Beech Croft, Breadsall Village 2nd - Mark Gatley, Wirksworth Road, Kirk Hallam 3rd - David Mayo, Newbery Avenue, Long Eaton
Best Wildlife/Environmental Garden 1st - Mark, Jill and Paul Prentice, Harrington Street, Sawley 2nd - Mr Nigel Downes, Wharncliffe Road, Ilkeston 3rd - Mr M Bilbie, St Vincent Close, Long Eaton
Best Street, Community Area or Friends Group 1st - Coach and Horses, Draycott. 2nd (joint) - Three Trees Community Garden. EPHA House sheltered accommodation, Ilkeston. Long Eaton Railway Station Community Improvements, Sawley .3rd (Joint) - Artemis Hostel P3, Long Eaton. Heanor Road Community Allotment, Ilkeston.
Best Allotment Site 1st - Far Lane Allotment Association, Borrowash. 2nd (joint) - Sandiacre and Risley Gardenholders Association. Shacklecross Allotments, Borrowash. 3rd - Elm Street Allotments, Borrowash
Pubs Restaurants and Hotels 1st (joint) - Carpenters Arms, Dale Abbey. The Stanhope Arms, Stanton by Dale. 2nd (joint) - Chequers Inn, Breaston. Spanish Bar, Ilkeston. 3rd (joint) - The General Havelock, Ilkeston. Seven Oaks Inn, Stanton by Dale
Business, Commercial and Places of Worship 1st - Brooklands Court, Long Eaton. 2nd - Bramble Lodge, West Hallam. 3rd - Friends of St Mary’s Churchyard, Ilkeston.
Best School Garden 1st - Chaucer Junior School, Ilkeston. 2nd (joint) - Parklands Infant School, Long Eaton. Granby Junior School, Ilkeston . 3rd (Joint) - Morley Primary School. Ladywood Primary School, Kirk Hallam
Tallest Sunflower (under 16s) 1st - Ladywood Primary School, Kirk Hallam 2nd - Luca Rowbottom, St Alban’s Close, West Hallam 3rd - Parklands Infant School, Long Eaton


Erewash Borough Council has unveiled a new look website, with an all-new contemporary design that is aimed at making it easier and quicker for residents to find the information they need. The new site will continue to be developed to ensure it remains easy to use, informative and accessible for all customers. A clean, fresh homepage features easy to recognise icons for the most popular services used by visitors to the council’s website – while the redesign is also now mobile-friendly for the increasing number of people who use smartphones, tablets or laptops to access information and services. The responsive design, together with the new ‘most popular pages’ icons, make tasks such as reporting a missed bin, paying council tax and finding sports and leisure information much easier. Further development will be undertaken to improve online services for all our residents and visitors to the council’s website. The council’s latest news and what’s on guide remain key features on the website to keep residents fully informed on what is happening across the borough. Councillor Carol Hart, Leader of Erewash Borough Council, says: “The redesign has been done with our customers very firmly at the heart of it and highlights our commitment to providing a first class digital customer service for those residents using our website for our services and as a way of keeping up-to-date with our news. This is very much the first step; it paves the way for us to continue to develop the website in all sorts of ways. We are keen to hear from residents and customers about what they think of the new look - their ideas will help us continue to shape the site in the future.” Residents wanting to share their views or ideas on the new website can email Stewart Millar on To see the new website, visit

Tuesday, 10 October 2017


PSR Trading, which is owned by Nottingham-based pet supplies business Pedigree Wholesale have bought 18 of the 25 stores from Just for Pets who were placed into administration after the company started making a loss. The purchases include the Long Eaton store on Waverley Street. The buyout has saved 200 jobs at the shops and its head office in Hartlebury, Worcestershire. John Carpenter of Dow Schofield Watts who were appointed as joint administrators said: "We are delighted to have secured the future of this long-established retail business and wish the PSR Trading team every success for the future.” 

Friday, 6 October 2017


Police from the Long Eaton Safer Neighbourhood Team are appealing for witnesses after eight cars had their tyres slashed in an area of the town. The incidents happened over two nights between Tuesday, September 26th and Thursday, September 28th on the following streets: Hawthorne Avenue, Myrtle Avenue, Wyvern Avenue, Lynden Avenue and Manchester Street. “The attacks seem to be completely without motive and acts of pure vandalism. Hundreds of pounds have had to be spent by the victims replacing the tyres and so we would urge anyone who saw anything suspicious or knows anything about the attacks to make contact with the team. We have been completing house to house enquiries in the streets affected but would also ask if anyone has any private CCTV, that they check it for the nights concerned and give us a call should they find anything suspicious.” If you think you can help the team contact police on 101 quoting reference number 17000415453. Alternatively send them a message online by visiting the Contact Us section of their website. You can also anonymously contact  Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.

Wednesday, 4 October 2017


Erewash Borough Council has confirmed the dates for its last garden waste collections, which are temporarily withdrawn during the winter months. Residents in the NORTH of the borough – Ilkeston and surrounding areas – will have their last brown bin collections week commencing Monday 20th November. The last collections in the SOUTH – Long Eaton and surrounding areas –will be week commencing Monday 27th November. When garden waste collections end for the season, Erewash residents can once again use their brown bin for their recyclable waste until the garden waste rounds resume next year. Councillor Garry Hickton, Erewash Borough Council’s Lead Member for Environment, says: “We’ve had sweltering temperatures, rainy weather and even windy conditions for gardeners to contend with this year! But we know residents have been making full use of our garden waste collections - and there’s still time left to do all those final tasks!” Garden waste collections will restart week beginning Monday 29th January in the Ilkeston areas – meaning anyone using the brown bin for recycling over winter must revert to using only blue bins/green bags for recyclable waste after the collections during week beginning Monday 15th January. In the Long Eaton areas garden waste collections will restart week beginning Monday 5th February, meaning recyclable waste should only be put in green bags/blue bins following the collections during week commencing Monday 22nd January.

Thursday, 28 September 2017


A burglar has stolen a large amount of jewellery from a house in Long Eaton. The theft occurred sometime between 5.20am and 6am on Thursday, September 7th. The burglar crept into a house in Neale Street and stole two iPads and jewellery. The jewellery included a ruby and diamond ring, necklace and bracelet set, an aquamarine pendent, a gold ring featuring an emerald and a gold guardian angel ring. Witnesses, or anyone who has been offered jewellery like this for sale, should contact Natalie Cockram on 101 quoting reference number 17000384401. Alternatively, send him a message online by visiting the Contact Us section of the police website You can also call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.