Saturday, 25 June 2016


 Many members of the Rotary Club of Church Wilne were involved on Sunday 12th May throughout the day in Draycott. During the morning they helped to improved the pathways and gardens within the Draycott School and then throughout the afternoon had a presence as marshals at the Draycott Village Queens Elizabeth tea party on the park.

Whilst the weather was disappointing in the afternoon it did not in any way put of the many families and friends who joined in the fun at the tea party. Photographs from the work being completed at the School.

Friday, 24 June 2016


The man accused of killing his girl friend, Amy Gough, with a blow to the stomach and found guilty of manslaughter was today jailed for 10 years. Nottingham Crown Court heard that Andrew Maling, 48, who now resides at Main Street, Sigglesthorne, Hull, had assaulted Ms Gough, of Sandringham Road Sandiacre, a number of times.
On one occasion surgeons had to drill into her skull to relieve the pressure on her brain. He admitted that he had been drunk when the previous assaults had taken place but that on the night she was fatally injured he had not been drinking. Four day after this incident Maling called paramedics and told them she was very pale and may be sick. On the way to hospital she suffered a heart attack in the ambulance and pronounced dead at 10.54pm on Sunday March 29th 2015. The jury heard that Amy had died from a blunt trauma injury to the abdomen which caused internal bleeding.


REMAIN          25,791    38.8%
LEAVE             40,739    61.2%
TURNOUT      66,530    76%
At a meeting held on 10th May 2016 at the Chequers Inn, Breaston, the Long Eaton Chamber of Trade discussed the EU Referendum. Those present were asked to indicate their view prior to any discussion – Remain or Leave. Discussion topics included Sovereignty, Democratic Accountability, Trade, Economy, Jobs, Policing & Security.
Following the debate Members were then asked to complete a further Remain or Leave slip.  When counted the results were unchanged before and after with a 2:1 majority in favour of leaving

There is a lot of talk today about article 50. In his latest article John Raymond spelled it out.
The question must be : What would happen if BREXIT won the referendum. I am told that the process for leaving the EU is actually covered by Article 50 of the European Treaty. So I have included it below.

Article 50 states:
1. Any Member State may decide to withdraw from the Union in accordance with its own constitutional requirements.
2. A Member State which decides to withdraw shall notify the European Council of its intention. In the light of the guidelines provided by the European Council, the Union shall negotiate and conclude an agreement with that State, setting out the arrangements for its withdrawal, taking account of the framework for its future relationship with the Union. That agreement shall be negotiated in accordance with Article 218(3) of the Treaty of the Functioning of the European Union. It shall be concluded on behalf of the Union by the Council, acting by a qualified majority, after obtaining the consent of the European Parliament.
3.The Treaties shall cease to apply to the State in question from the date of entry into force of the withdrawal agreement or, failing that, two years after the notification referred to in paragraph 2, unless the European Council in agreement with the Member State concerned, unanimously decides to extend this period.

4. For the purposes of paragraphs 2 and 3, the member of the European Council or the Council representing the withdrawing Member State shall not participate in the discussions of the European Council or the Council or in its decisions concerning it.
A qualified majority shall be defined in accordance with Article 238(3)(b) of the Treaty of the Functioning of the European Union.
5. If a State which has withdrawn from the Union asks to rejoin, its request shall be subject to the procedure referred to in Article 49.
 So, a leave vote would actually initiate a two year period to negotiate the "Terms of Exit". If this period proves too short it can be extended (Presumably this would be done by those with incredible personal expenses). However...Given that the UK is only partially in the EU: If the UK were to quit (as described in the Lisbon Treaty) it could probably renegotiate all (or at least some) of the trade treaties it now enjoys with the EU. In the same way that Switzerland and Norway (who are not members of the EU) have a special relationship with the EU so could the UK.
Naturally the UK would not be part of the single currency nor would it be expected to operate open border policy. So in that respect nothing would change. Illegal migrants would still wade ashore. Those in positions of power would continue to reap the benefits of their importance, and the first cause of death of those under 35 in our country will still be suicide. Not that anyone seems concerned about this latter point.


Thursday, 23 June 2016


600 women took to the streets of Derby at 10pm on Friday 17th June for the seventh annual Moonlight Walk in aid of Treetops Hospice Care. It is anticipated that over £51,760 has been raised in sponsorship for the charity which provides nursing care and emotional support for free for adults and their families in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. The 5k and 10k walk started at the University at Derby at 10pm, the same time that Treetops Hospice at Home nurses begin their shifts supporting patients in their homes.
Showing their support.
Helen Saroi, 50, from Allestree took part in the walk to show her support for the Hospice at Home nurses who helped her mum:
Helen Saroi and team

“We really appreciated the support when my mum was poorly. She had terminal cancer and wanted to die at home. At the time I had two very young children and I wasn’t in a position to help her all the time when she needed care. Treetops nurses gave her support overnight and would sit with her and tend to her care. It was really, really useful and a big weight off my mind.”

A team of Treetops nurses took part in the walk themselves as Nicola Ward, 41, from Ilkeston, team member, explained:

Nicola Ward (centre) with friends
“I decided to take part to help raise money for this amazing charity. As a Hospice at Home nurse I see first-hand how we support and care for people and their families at very difficult times. With the support of Treetops we really can make every day count. I feel honoured to provide nursing care and support to the families that welcome us into their homes.”
Other walkers included Hannah Winsbury, 23, whose mum living in Long Eaton has been receiving support at the Risley-based hospice.
“My mum has advanced breast cancer and has found the support from Treetops to be invaluable. She really enjoys the complementary therapy as it always leaves her feeling good about herself. She’s quite a reserved person but has also really benefited from the counselling service which is something we never thought she would do. She’d tried other counselling services previously but didn’t get much out of them so it must be down to how open and friendly and how comfortable it is at Treetops.”
Huge congratulations and thanks

Mary Rose, community fundraiser for Treetops, thanked everyone who had taken part on the night:
trentbarton brought the 5km walkers back in style
“We are absolutely thrilled that so many women have come out this evening and want to say a huge congratulations and thanks to everyone. It’s been a great evening with a lovely atmosphere and everyone is going home to their beds knowing they’ve made a big difference to Treetops. We also want to thank everyone who’s been involved in making the event such a success from the marshals who’ve manned the route including volunteers from Repton Security, the University of Derby for hosting us once again, trentbarton for driving our 5k walkers back to the start, Pure Gym for their energetic warm-up and many more people behind-the-scenes. We couldn’t do it without them!”
Treetops need to raise over £3 million each year to run the hospice. Each overnight Hospice at Home nursing shift costs just over £300 so every penny raised for the charity makes a big difference. Those inspired by the sponsored event can register now for the Colour Rush taking place on Sunday 11th September at Elvaston Castle.

Wednesday, 22 June 2016


Jordan Werkowski- Freeman, who was last seen on June 14th, has been found safe and well in Long Eaton. Thanks to everyone who helped to publicise the appeal.

Monday, 20 June 2016


Jewellery and cash have been stolen from a house in Long Eaton. Sometime between 8.30am and 3.35pm on Tuesday, June 14th, a burglar smashed the back door of a house in Curzon Street. They took money boxes, pocket watches and jewellery. Witnesses or anyone with information should call DC Lesley Smith on 101, quoting crime reference 25984/16.
Alternatively, send her a message online by visiting the Contact Us section of our website You can also call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


Monday 4th April 2016 Ref: 15404-16
The female above assaults male bus driver by verbally abusing him and then being sick on him. Female got on the bus on Nottingham Road, Long Eaton. Members of the public should not approach anyone displayed in the images but should contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 and give the identity of the person shown, quoting the reference number accompanying the picture. You can also provide information anonymously using the Crimestoppers online form.
Officers investigating a burglary at an office on Market Street in Draycott have released an image of a man they’d like to speak to. The sneak-in burglary happened between 1.10pm and 1.25pm on Friday May 27 when a man went into the building, searched the office and allegedly stole a laptop. Anyone who recognises the man in the image or who knows anything about the incident should contact PC Mark Karim on 101, quoting crime number 23076/16 or send him a message online by visiting the Contact Us section of the website. People can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online

Sunday, 19 June 2016


Police would like the help of the public in trying to find missing Long Eaton man. Jordan Werkowski-Freeman (26) was last seen at his home address on Clarence Road in Long Eaton at 8am on Tuesday, June 14th. Mr Werkowski-Freeman is 5ft 10ins tall, of a slim build and has short brown curly hair and often has stubble on his face.
He also has a tattoo on his neck. Anyone who knows the whereabouts of him is asked to ring 101 quoting incident number 462 of June 17th.

Saturday, 18 June 2016


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You may be aware of Thursday nights flooding. One of the things residents are angry about is the rubbish which has been dumped outside number 16 by a former resident when she moved out a few days ago. This was reported to the council for several days prior to flooding and assurances were given that it would be removed. It was not collected and during the flood there were nappies and all sorts of other litter floating down the street.
Derbyshire county council have failed in their duties and let residents down.
Sue Barber
Pictures by Jane Phillips


Friday, 17 June 2016


Stage four of the five in the world-ranked Aviva Women's Tour will take the race 74 miles from Nottingham to Stoke – taking in Long Eaton, Breaston, Draycott, Borrowash, Swarkestone, Aston on Trent, Weston on Trent, Willington, Burton and Uttoxeter along the way. The race this Saturday starts from Nottingham at 10.30am.

Riding for the Dutch-based Boels-Dolmans team,is 29-year-old Draycott cyclist Nikki Harris.

This race is the biggest women's road race to be staged in this country and will pass through Long Eaton at around 10.45am on Saturday morning.

Thursday, 16 June 2016



We still plan to go ahead with the Grand Parade through the town on Saturday, so please come out and support all the groups and individuals taking part. But because West Park itself is waterlogged, the parade will start and end on Thoresby Road (off Wilsthorpe Road immediately to the south of the park). The route itself will be substantially the same.
Due to the recent weather we are unable to use West Park - see it's condition above. So we regret that the Carnival Show has been CANCELLED

Again, because of the state of the ground, the funfair is also CANCELLED.
Even the Event Field, where we hold our car boot sales, is waterlogged, so the Sunday morning Car Boots sales is also CANCELLED.

Wednesday, 15 June 2016



Picture by Simon English  'The Tappers Harker'
The Flying Scotsman passed through Long Eaton on Saturday 4th June. Along the route hundreds lined bridges, footpaths and station platforms, to watch the famous locomotive steam by. Despite running an hour late landlord Simon English took the above picture near his pub The Tappers Harker.
The engine, designed by Netherseal's Sir Nigel Gresley, has undergone a £4.2 million 10 year refit. The Flying Scotsman retired from service in 1963. The locomotive cost £8,000 to build in 1922. It became the first non-stop train between Edinburgh and London in 1928, completing the journey in eight hours, and became a legend in 1934 when it became the first locomotive to reach 100mph.
The National Railway Museum bought the cultural icon in 2004. Four years ago the restored engine had been due to return to the National Railway Museum but it was delayed after cracks were found in the chassis. It will go on display at the National Railway Museum, York, which commissioned the restoration.


A caring and community minded local resident has found and returned the defibrillator which was stolen last month from its cabinet attached to Long Eaton Cricket Club’s pavilion on West Park, Long Eaton. Whilst out walking her dog in West Park, the resident, who wishes to be known as Lucy, saw the defibrillator semi-hidden amongst some long grass and a hedgerow, near to the old canal side foot bridge that joins Tamworth Road to Long Eaton School. Lucy very kindly telephoned the previously advertised contact number for information with regards to the defibrillator, then sent photographs of the various serial numbers, which confirmed that what she had found was the stolen defibrillator.
Lucy has now received the £50 reward offered by LECC for the successful return of this life saving equipment. Such outstanding community minded thoughtfulness clearly shows that people who live in Long Eaton really do care, and were appalled by what happened.
The defibrillator is damaged and cannot be used for medical purposes, however, the SADS UK charity, which supplied the equipment after the Club’s fund raising efforts, has very generously replaced the stolen unit at no cost to LECC. This is a further example of how community minded so many people and organisations there are.
LECC is looking in to the possibility of installing CCTV equipment and security lighting in the very near future, in order to try to prevent further incidents of such mindless theft and vandalism. The defibrillator is for the whole community to access, should there be a cardiac arrest on West Park. If you would like to make a small donation towards this community based life saving equipment, please contact LECC on 07970 809145.

Monday, 13 June 2016


Police are appealing for information after a fatal road collision in Breaston on Sunday afternoon 12th June. The incident occurred at about 3pm, a black Vauxhall Signum and a motorbike collided in Sawley Road. The bike rider, who was heading towards Wilsthorpe Road, died as a result of the collision. Police are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the accident or saw either vehicle before it happened to get in touch. If you can help, please call 101 and quote incident 516 of Sunday, June 12th.

Sunday, 12 June 2016


The Queen's 90th birthday celebration were held at Long Eaton & District MENCAP society Happivale on Friday evening 10th June and was attended by around 60 members and volunteer's who enjoyed pie and  pea's which was then followed by a lively Disco with lots of dancing a very enjoyable evening was had by all.


Friday, 10 June 2016


An inquest at Derby and South Derbyshire Coroner's Court has ruled that a Long Eaton man had committed suicide. David Thompson, 60, of Brendon Way, Long Eaton, a former Royal Navy serviceman was found on a grass verge near the A50 after throwing himself from a bridge. The Court heard that Mr Thompson had become worried that he may have bowel cancer after visiting his GP on February 19th. His mother previously died from the disease. Two days later on February 21st Mr Thompson drove to a service station, in Willington. CCTV footage showed him park his car and walk towards the bridge. The police said it would not have been possible for him to fall, and that he had to climb over the barrier. The court ruled that Mr Thompson died from a thoracic aortic rupture and that he had taken his own life.


Erewash residents can enjoy a right royal knees-up to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday with a celebration Party in the Park on Sunday 12th June between 3pm and 7pm. Erewash Borough Council has teamed up with Ilkeston Churches to host the birthday fun at Ilkeston’s Victoria Park when party-goers can take their own picnics, blankets and seating to enjoy music, memories and much more.
Live music will be provided by Johnny Victory and Ilkeston Brass Band, have-a-go bowls sessions will be on offer and there will be fascinating displays - including vehicles, objects and mementos to depict each decade of the Queen’s life. There will be children’s activities and crafts and at around 6pm there will be a sing-along worship session with patriotic flag waving, before the 90th celebration closes with the National Anthem.