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Friday, 25 May 2018

LONG EATON BEER FESTIVAL

 

FREE BIKE MARKING EVENT

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.

MAN ROBBED OF HIS CAR

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

ROBBERY CCTV IMAGE RELEASED

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 www.derbyshire.police.uk/Contact-Us.
You can also call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
 

Saturday, 19 May 2018

CIRCUS WEEK AT MUSEUM

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 museum@erewash.gov.uk or visit the Facebook page /erewashmuseum .


Thursday, 17 May 2018

PETERSHAM STREET PARTY

To celebrate the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Long Eaton’s Petersham Community is holding a street party on Saturday, from 2pm to 4pm.
Events will include a bouncy castle, a Great British Bake Off-style competition and face painting. If you want to join in the fun come along to the Petersham Community Hall with a chair, some party food to share and, if you are entering the baking competition, a cake.
 
Sandwiches will be provided. visit https://www.facebook.com/petershamcommunity for further details.

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

ROYAL GARDEN PARTY

Anyone wanting to celebrate the upcoming royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in style can head to Erewash Museum on Saturday 19th May to join in with a traditional garden party.
The free event has been organised by Ilkeston Methodist Church and takes place between 2pm and 5pm. There will be a range of activities all based around the garden party theme such as relay races where people can dress up in tiaras and royal attire. People will also be able to make their own royal flag and decorate a straw boater hat. Bunting will adorn the gardens and those who attend will be able to enjoy a cream tea at the Old Stables Tea Room. Councillor Mike Wallis, Lead Member for Culture and Leisure, says:
“This event will be a chance to for people in Erewash to join in with the Royal Wedding celebrations. The borough has many royal links and we know that many people will enjoy what is set to be a great traditional and fun event.”
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, and Monday to Saturday during school holidays. Admission is free. Contact 0115 907 1141, email museum@erewash.gov.uk or visit the Facebook page /erewashmuseum

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

JEWELLERY STOLEN IN LONG EATON BURGLARY

Police are appealing for witnesses after a large quantity of jewellery was stolen during a burglary in Long Eaton. Between 6pm and 11.15pm on Tuesday, April 10th, entry was forced to the house on Ashview Close. A pillow case looks to have been used to carry the stolen items away from the property.
We have released images of several items similar to those that were taken, much of which held sentimental value for the owners having been passed through several generations. We are asking anyone who witnessed anything suspicious, have seen items similar to those in the pictures or have recently been offered jewellery for unofficial sale in the local area to contact us.
You can call DC Adam Richmond on 101 quoting reference 18000161827. You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111

Monday, 14 May 2018

NILA SHAH EXHIBITION

An exhibition by a Kenyan-born artist who discovered her talent for art following a bout of ill health will be on display at Erewash Museum from 10th May until 6th July.
Colour, expression and depth are the key to the Vibrant Reflections exhibition by artist Nila Shah, who says that art and mixed crafts have been a therapeutic journey of healing and self-discovery for her since she began her creative journey in 2009. Her exhibition showcases colourful and intuitive pieces that invite people to unlock their own imaginations.
Nila, born in Kenya, of Indian origin and brought up in the East Midlands is currently based in Derbyshire. She is a mixed media artist who shares colour, expression and depth through her work. A lot of her work in this exhibition is intuitive and involves a number of layers and techniques including art journaling. Nila continues her passion for working with a wide variety of artworks for therapeutic reasons and is still exploring ways of incorporating different techniques and mediums in her work.
Councillor Mike Wallis, Lead Member for Culture and Leisure, says:
“We are delighted that Nila’s work will be on display in Erewash. Anyone who appreciates art will be certain to enjoy this colourful exhibition.”
 
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, and Monday to Saturday during school holidays. Admission is free. Contact 0115 907 1141, email museum@erewash.gov.uk or visit the Facebook page /erewashmuseum