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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.

Wednesday, 6 June 2018


The Sawley Garden Trail will be held on Sunday 1st July 2018. Gardens will be open between 1pm and 5.30pm. We are welcoming new gardens to open and be part of this special day for the community. Would you like your garden to be included this year?
It doesn’t have to be grand, it doesn’t have to be large, it doesn’t have ti be immaculate. It just has to be a garden you love and want to share with others, all sorts of gardens are of interest to people on the Sawley Garden Trail and the more variety the better – and you can help raise funds for your favourite charity. If you would like to hear more contact Betty Thompson 0115 9727876 email  

 The golddiggers for charity are holding Hemington village fete on Saturday June 23rd from 1.30pm at the playing fields Lockington Lane, DE74 2RF in aid of the air ambulance. There will be a raffle, tombola, cake stall, auction, bbq, bar, cocktail bar, face painting, bouncy castle, morris dancers, live music and lots more.
Please come and enjoy a fun afternoon.

Friday, 1 June 2018


The new Mayor of Erewash is Councillor Chris Corbett, who was formally elected to the role for the 2018/19 civic year during Erewash Borough Council’s annual meeting last night (17 May). Councillor Corbett has represented the Wilsthorpe Ward on the borough council since 1999 and was Leader of the Council from 2007 to 2017, when he stepped down to take up the role of Deputy Mayor. He also serves on Sawley Parish Council.
During his mayoral year, Councillor Corbett will be supported by his wife Linda and has chosen to support two local charities during his term of office – the Erewash Canal Preservation and Development Association, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, and Erewash Voluntary Action (Community Volunteer Service). Councillor Corbett, together with his wife Linda, is looking forward to representing the residents of Erewash over the next year:
"We are thrilled and honoured to be Mayor and Mayoress of our wonderful borough for the 2018/19 civic year and look forward to meeting the many kind-hearted residents who work so tirelessly to help others as well as contributing to the rich community spirit of our towns and villages. We are also keen to help and encourage new and existing businesses and to promote economic regeneration throughout Erewash.”
Councillor Corbett was brought up in Sandiacre and enjoyed a 30-year career in banking that saw him work in Yorkshire and Scotland before returning to Erewash when he took early retirement. He is a life member of the Erewash Canal Preservation and Development Association, having been at its first public meeting in 1968 and was a founder member of Sandiacre and Stapleford Round Table 981. He is now a member of Long Eaton Rotary Club.
Councillor Corbett and Linda have known each other for over 50 years and were married at St Helen’s Church in Stapleford. They have two sons and four grandsons.
In their spare time they enjoy travelling and socialising with their friends and family.
Deacon Terry Street, of Trinity Methodist Church, Long Eaton, will be the Mayor’s Chaplain during his year in office. The new Deputy Mayor of Erewash is Councillor Sue Beardsley, who represents the Little Hallam Ward.


Police were called to a house in Stanley Street just after 3.15am on Tuesday 22nd May. They found an injured man who was taken to hospital. Police cordoned off the house and pavement and could be seen collecting evidence. A 23 year old woman was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm. The mans injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

Friday, 25 May 2018


Long Eaton Safer Neighbourhood Team are joining forces with Erewash Community Safer Partnership to offer residents an opportunity to have their pedal cycles security marked free of charge. The half-term events are being held in two separate locations next week on Tuesday, May 29th. Sergeant Damien Shannon, who is in charge of the Safer Neighbourhood team, said: “It is great to be working in partnership with Erewash Borough Council’s safety partnership on this event. Security marking of bikes is important as it primarily acts as a visible deterrent to would-be thieves and secondly it makes it easier for the bike to be found, returned to its rightful owner and helps to secure a successful prosecution against thieves.”
The teams will be at West Park, Long Eaton between 10am and 12 midday and then at the Draycott Muga between 1pm and 3pm.


Police are appealing for information after a man was robbed of his car in Long Eaton.The incident occurred around midnight on the morning of Saturday, May 5th, a man parked his white Vauxhall Astra near a cash machine in Grasmere Road and left the key in the ignition while he withdrew cash. He was suddenly approached from behind by two men. One man asked him for money while the other stood next to his car. The two men then got into the victim’s car and drove off.
He has described the man who asked for cash as 5ft 7ins tall, slim and wearing black clothing with a hood up. He wore a bandana across his face. The other man is white, of a larger build and wore a dark, baggy coat and jogging bottoms. Both men were in their early to mid-20s.
Witnesses or anyone with information should call police staff investigator Katie Carter on 101, quoting reference 18000203311. Alternatively, send her a message online by visiting the Contact Us section of our website. You can also call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Sunday, 20 May 2018


Police have released an image of three men we want to speak to about a robbery in Long Eaton. Sometime between 6.20pm and 6.35pm on Saturday, April 14th, a 26-year-old man was walking along North Road when three men started following him.
They assaulted him and produced a small knife, stealing his bag. He suffered cuts to his arm and leg and facial swelling. Witnesses or anyone with information should call PC Jodi Wood on 101, quoting reference 18000168338. Alternatively, send her a message online by visiting the Contact Us section of our website
You can also call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Saturday, 19 May 2018


Balloon modelling and bubble blowing will all be part of the fun for children when Circus Week returns to Erewash Museum this month. Taking place during half term, from Tuesday 29th May to Friday 1st June, there will be free crafts for children on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, from 11am to 3pm. Youngsters will also be able to enjoy family circus skills workshops and giant bubble blowing demonstrations.
On the Thursday (31st May), there will be a special circus party, costing £1.50 per child (over the age of two), giving little performers the chance to try their hand at circus skills. There will be giant bubble workshops taking place throughout the day.
Councillor Mike Wallis, Lead Member for Culture and Leisure, says:
“We are delighted to be holding circus week again at Erewash Museum. There is a wide variety of circus activities which always prove very popular with children and parents. It is a great way to keep youngsters entertained during half term. The children enjoy learning new skills and showing them off to their friends and family.”
Erewash Museum is in Ilkeston town centre, a short walk from the Market Place. Opening hours are Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10am-4pm, Monday to Saturday during school holidays, and closed on bank holidays. Admission is free. Contact 0115 907 1141, email or visit the Facebook page /erewashmuseum .