Thursday, 28 January 2016


Long Eaton town centre residents and business owners invited to police surgery. Residents and business owners in Long Eaton town centre are being given the chance to raise any concerns with their local police at the next Safer Neighbourhood surgery. It will take place on Friday, January 29 between 12 midday and 1pm on Long Eaton High Street.
There will be a chance to meet the team and chat to them about any policing issues. No appointment is necessary. PC Claire March (pictured) from the team said: “We are often on foot patrol in the town centre of Long Eaton but this gives residents and business owners the opportunity to know that we will be in this location between these times and come and talk to us about any issues they may have.
At the moment our priorities are thefts from motor vehicles and anti-social behaviour in the town centre so we will be available to talk about what we are doing to try and resolve these issues but also anything else anyone would like to speak to us about.”
For more information or if there is something you would like to raise but cannot attend the surgery, call the Long Eaton Town Safer Neighbourhood Team on 101, the non-emergency number for Derbyshire police, or follow them on Twitter @LongEatonSNT.

Wednesday, 27 January 2016


Police in Erewash are trying to trace the owners of power tools. Officers would like anyone who has had their vehicle broken into and power tools stolen in the Ilkeston, Long Eaton, Risley and Sandiacre areas overnight on Monday, January 25 to Tuesday, January 26 to contact them.
Detective Constable Lesley Smith from the Volume Crime Unit said: “We are trying to identify potential victims of car crime and return the power tools to their rightful owners.”
Please contact DC Smith on 101 if you have had tools stolen on this date.

Monday, 25 January 2016


Detectives have released CCTV footage of three men they want to speak to about a daylight burglary in Long Eaton. The house, in Brendon Way, was broken into in the early afternoon on Monday, December 18th. Cash and jewellery were stolen from the address while the homeowner was out shopping. Detectives investigating the offence have released CCTV footage of three men they want to speak to.

Click HERE to view

Do you recognise the men? One is only shown walking out of the door, whereas screenshots have been taken of two others.
If you can help our investigation, please call us on 101, quoting crime reference 2598/16.
You can also call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Friday, 22 January 2016


 Alfreton Town 6-0 Long Eaton United - Match Report
by Jon Faulkner
Long Eaton United exited the Derbyshire Cup with a 6-0 defeat at the hands to Alfreton Town on Tuesday night. The Blues who had beaten higher opposition in the form of Ilkeston in the last round found their National League North opponents a step too far.
On a chilly night in north Derbyshire United went into the game having not played a league match in the last 3 attempts having to arrange a friendly at the last minute with Continental Star at Grange Park after the referee had called the game off. Manager Rickford was under no elusion how difficult the task would be, the Reds plying their trade 3 divisions above United having been only one division off the football league last season.
It was no real surprise that the hosts began the game the better of the two sides and almost dominated the opening first 45 minutes. Alfreton had very quick wingers and most of the danger in the first few moments came down the right. Scott Low was called into action 3 times early on making two point blank saves to deny Sam Jones and Sam Smith early on but with just 5 minutes on the clock Jones broke the United defense to fire past Low from just inside the box.
Untied were struggling to make any inwards into the Alfreton half and only managed a half chance shortly after the Alfreton goal, Westcarr was played in by Piliero but the ball was to strong and Westcarr although managed to get a shot away didn’t trouble the hosts goal.
Despite their dominance it wasn’t until the 30th minute before Alfreton got their second, Jordan Robertson was found just outside the area he strode into the box before dragging the ball back which gained him a couple of yards a neat lay off found Jones who smashed the ball beyond Low. Play was very much in the United half but some great defending and keeping kept the score at 2-0 when the half time whistle was blown.
There were no immediate changes by United in the 2nd half and the visitors had their best chance of the match in the 49th minute. Westcarr who was having a good game down the right picked up a high ball, after shrugging off a challenge he ran down the right before cutting inside, he hit a low shot that had the hosts keeper Matt Duke scrambling to his near post. Unfortunately for the Blues that would be the only real opportunity of the night.
In a 6 minute spell Alfreton went up a gear and found themselves 5-0 up. Jones grabbed his hattrick in the 60th minute having been allowed time outside the box to hit a curling effort past Low. 2 minutes later Robertson diverted a fizzling cross to Scott Lows right and 65 seconds later substitute Jamie Jackson drove a 10 yard shot to the left of the United keeper.
With 15 minutes to go Low made another fine save to deny a 6th at close range but 3 minutes later the scoring was completed when Jackson got his second of the night another close range effort.
United must now concentrate on the league where they have 3 away games on the bounce, firstly Saturday at Coventry Sphinx before Highgate United a week later. Finally the rearranged midweek tie at Bardon Hill on the 2nd of February.

Thursday, 21 January 2016


Historic documents and objects will be dusted down and put on show for a one day Behind the Scenes at Erewash Museum on Saturday 23rd January. The award winning museum team want to give residents the unique chance to see items not usually on display by opening up its wider collection for the event between 11am and 3pm. Visitors will also be able to discover how objects in the museum’s collection are cared for and find out more about conservation techniques. Artefacts being brought out of store will include some pieces from the  lace  collection, photos  of  Erewash, Stanton related items, ceramics from the Museum's
West Hallam pottery collection and more. Councillor Mike Wallis, Erewash Borough Council’s Lead Member for Culture and Leisure, says:
“We expect this to be a popular event with all those who love our museum and who are keen to seen more items that feature in its ever-expanding collection. It is one of the first events for 2016 and offers a great opportunity to view historic items and chat to the experts in this relaxed and welcoming event.”
The museum’s volunteers will also be on hand to chat to visitors about the museum and their role in its continued success. Erewash Museum is situated 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. For all the latest news from Erewash Museum, including events and activities, residents can check out the Facebook page

Tuesday, 19 January 2016


Alfreton Town v Long Eaton United
Derbyshire Senior Cup Quarter Finals Preview
by Jon Faulkner

Long Eaton United manager Shaun Rickford says the side are ready to face their Vanarama National League Northern opponents tonight in the Derbyshire Senior Cup Quarter Finals
“We take each cup game as a final, myself and the players are ready to test ourselves again against higher opposition.” Rickford said.

Unfortunately United's game on Saturday was called off by the referee 20 minutes before kick off as he was worried about a section of pitch on one side of the pitch. Both teams were happy with the conditions and despite it being called off they agreed to a friendly.
Elliot King scored 5 goals with United running out comfortable winners. Although the result will not count for anything it will have been a good work out and a great confidence builder.It was the third consecutive postponement the Blues have faced “It's part of football, we are lucky at long Eaton to have some of the best facilities around” it doesn’t affect the preparations drastically “We have been able to train when the weather has been bad and games called off”. We all thought the game should have been played on Saturday but these things are beyond our control.
The Blues last 2 matches have ended in two defeats 4-2 against Brocton then 4-1 against Bardon Hill. In both games the Blues found themselves goals down early on and Rickford is determined to put that right “There was poor defending from the start in both games, we didn't get out the blocks, we've been in doing extra sessions and working on things in training to help us start matches better”

Tonight's game at Alreton's Impact Arena should be hopefully in no doubt with the Reds having frost covers on since Saturday. The sides are battling for a place in the final 4, Heanor Town were the first to book their place beating Stapenhill 2-1.

Tonight also see's Glossop North End take on Belper Town.
Gresley are still awaiting the winners of Buxton v Pinxton which should be played on Thursday before they can get their Quarter Final game underway.

Sunday, 17 January 2016


This week the society started the work to dig out the canal lock situated at the end of the canal route that will be joining with the Erewash Canal. The initial work involved a small team of volunteers helping a specialist firm obtain the necessary soil samples that need to be taken for independent checking by another independent analyst.
Soil samples have been taken at various levels and the results are expected shortly, once we have these results we will then be able to work out our costs accurately and then strive to raise much needed funds for this work. 

Picture shows the team at work with the excavation of soil and the subsequent in-filling to ensure public safety.
This will then mean that the Society and Trust can then proceed to commence excavation of the lock in early Spring next year and allow us to make any necessary repairs and complete an archaeological dig out of the lower levels.
We have spoken to many of the local residents who have passed on valuable information regarding how the canal lock was initially filled in and what other work has been undertaken over the years and spent many hours talking to the vast amount of people who walk this route on a daily basis, many of which have since become members to support us.
Full details of any update are available on our web site, along with details how you can join us to help on this project.

Wednesday, 16 December 2015


A local member of Long Eaton Victoria Angling Club, Paul Kerry, has just increased his “personal best” barbell by one ounce with a magnificent specimen weighing 15 lbs 6 ozs. The fish was caught in an evening session from the Club stretch known as the “Thrumpton Ferry Field” on 14th December 2015.


Two men have robbed an elderly woman in her Long Eaton home. At around 6pm on Friday, December 11th, an 89-year-old woman heard a knock at the back door of her house in Willoughby Avenue. She opened the door to two white men. They pushed her and she fell to the floor. The men stole a green canvas shopping bag from the lounge, which contained cash, bank cards and a passport.
The victim, who was left shaken by the incident, called police. Anyone with information should call DC Trevor Allt on 101, quoting crime reference number 53592/15, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Tuesday, 15 December 2015


 A man whose car collided with a parked vehicle in Long Eaton has been formally identified. Ernest Wood, 83, was driving a red Suzuki R car which collided with another vehicle in Peveril Crescent on Wednesday, evening, November 25th. Mr Wood was taken to the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham and was later pronounced dead.

Sunday, 13 December 2015

There is a new window display in the rEvive shop at 59 Market Place, Long Eaton, with artworks created by four local artists: Maggie Cooper, Julie Genner, Steffie Richards and Allison Turner in a display designed by Howie Johnson. rEvive is an art in empty shops project, run by volunteers from CAFE (Culture and Arts Forum Erewash) initially funded by Arts Council England and Erewash Borough Council.
rEvive bring professional and voluntary arts by local artists and performers, arts organisations, community groups and schools into the heart of Long Eaton and Ilkeston town centres. rEvive fills empty shops with creative workshops, performances and exhibitions revitalising town centres, encouraging increased retail enterprise and engaging local residents and visitors in creative activities.
Being part of rEvive offers the opportunity for creatives to develop ideas, display work and gain experience. Volunteers benefit through engagement with creative activities and the local community. Please get in touch if you would like to offer your help, we need and value volunteers.
For more information please contact: Arts Development, Erewash Museum, High Street, Ikeston, Derbyshire, DE7 5JA : Tel: 0115 9072244 Ex. 4604 or Email:- ' We look forward to welcoming you to our friendly group:

The Window Experience

The central feature of this exhibition is a life-size willow (withy) woven horse, so appealing that holding your hand out to feed it seems perfectly 'natural'!! Maggie Cooper is the creator of this willow beast and many other woven pieces.
The designs on show include a giant dragon fly, a duck house, a life-size heron and a variety of natural multi-coloured baskets. Maggie has worked with willow and other natural materials since training in basketmaking at college and as an apprentice, until in 2014 Maggie became a Yeoman of the Worshipful Company of Basketmakers. She works with locally-sourced materials, making and recreating English forms, reviving ancient and forgotten designs, and creating new artworks for the modern day. Her passion for keeping this ancient craft alive is reflected through her educational work.
Maggie says:  "I share respect for the world around me and my skills with people of all ages and backgrounds. In this way I want this art to be kept alive for future generations to develop further in exciting new ways".

View Maggie's website at

Saturday, 12 December 2015

The exhibition also features an intriguing four part work by Julie Genner. This is her interpretation of a digitally embellished photograph of wooden wave breaks (groynes) in the sea, by local photographer Howie Johnson. The extraordinary shapes are recreated in multi-layered hand cut card mounted on an embossed background, representing the ripples of the water. Julie is fascinated by textures, the effect of light on surfaces, spirals, geometric shapes and intertwined letters and numbers. All these are evident in her work using textiles, card, ceramics and other materials. You can contact her on E-mail:

Howie Johnson
is a retired retail manager whose professional career involved designing and being in charge of the merchandising displays of major retail chains. This included both inside the shops and all the windows. His expertise is invaluable to the rEvive project. Howie is also a well respected local photographer who has exhibited widely including The Lally Gallery at Erewash Museum: The Orangery at Derby Arboretum: and The Gothic Room at Elvaston Castle. He can be contacted on E-mail:, Tel: 07771644367 or visit his website at

Steffie Richards
is an artist whose chosen pieces to be displayed are two paintings which belong together (diptych) and produce a wonderful peaceful and calming vision of a landscape. Her technique for these is part of her new artistic practice. She is a multi disciplined Fine Artist-painter and 3D sculpture and her work currently involves an exploration into 3 dimensional painting. Her work has been exhibited widely and she also provides bespoke arts workshops in schools and the community. Steffie has a wide range of other art and performance practices including storytelling, film and video, photography and Media arts. Stefffie can be contacted on 07980 646763, at or visit her website.

Filling the two recessed windows are sculptures created by Allison Turner that let you escape into a world of fairies, magical people and animals. There is definitely an air of fantasy in Allison's work but she also displays a number of colourful collage pictures.
Allison explains:-"Powertex Sculptures are made from recycled natural fabrics, they are made to withstand all weathers and can live outdoors .I love to make sculptures with loved ones clothing - they are then a real keepsake." Allison, whose work is sold all over the world, leads classes and workshops from her studio in Stapleford.  She can be contacted on 07926 194588 or or via her website

The shop will be open from 10am to 4pm on three dates in December, listed below, but there will be other dates to be arranged which will be on the information notice on the shop window or contact the Arts Development office above for details.
December Opening Times - 10 am to 4 pm
December Shop Opening Dates: Friday 11th, Saturday 19th and Wednesday 22nd.

This new exhibition will be in the window until mid-January, when interesting and exciting work by Helen Morley will take its place. Dates for this are still to be confirmed and we plan a programme of new exhibitions in the future, offering opportunities for new emerging artistic talent to be brought into public view and enabling established artists to show new works and exhibit new creative directions.

If you have work to exhibit or would like to volunteer to help keep the shop open, meeting and greeting visitors, and teaming up with other CAFE/rEvive members please get in touch. We would be very happy to have your support in whatever role you choose. The 'Long Eaton Art World' is very much alive and will be on show throughout the coming months. Exciting times are ahead. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Written by Julie Genner on behalf of The rEvive Steering Group

Friday, 4 December 2015


A man whose car collided with a parked vehicle in Long Eaton later died. Police were called to Peveril Crescent at around 7.05pm on Wednesday, November 25th following reports that a Suzuki Wagon had collided with another car in the street. The 83-year-old driver was taken to the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham and was later pronounced dead. Anyone who witnessed the collision should call Derbyshire police on 101.


An elderly woman’s home has been targeted by burglars while she was ill in hospital. The woman, who is in her 80s, was taken ill at her home in Osmaston Close, Long Eaton, in the early hours of Friday, November 20th, and went to hospital for treatment. Her family later discovered that a burglar had removed the kitchen window and frame, causing considerable damage to the surrounding brickwork, in order to break in.
The thief took a large amount of jewellery, which had been bought for the victim by her late husband. This includes a sovereign on gold chain, large gold cross on a gold chain, a green Wedgwood brooch, ruby ring and a bracelet featuring old silver threepenny coins. Real pearls in a red box were also taken alongside a black Wedgwood ring and oval shaped cameo brooch.
The victim’s handbag, cards and will were also stolen. Investigating officer DC Julie Proctor said: “This is a particularly despicable burglary where jewellery of great sentimental value has been stolen. The victim lost her husband a few years ago and the burglar has taken everything he had given to her as gifts over the years. I would ask anyone with information, or anyone who can help us to trace these stolen items, to get in touch.”

The burglary happened sometime between 3am on Friday, November 20th and noon the following day. Anyone with information should call DC Proctor on 101, quoting crime reference number 50500/15, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


Do you recognise the man captured on CCTV? BTP officers think he may be able to help their enquiries into the attempted theft of a laptop from a train at Long Eaton. Although the incident occurred at around 8pm on Saturday, 8th August the image was not released until late November. If the man lives locally someone must recognise him. A spokesman for BT Police said:
“A man was travelling on the 6.26pm service from St Pancras when a man boarded the train at Loughborough and sat next to him. They struck up a conversation and the victim agreed to let the man charge his phone using his charger plugged into his laptop that he was using. As the train pulled into Long Eaton station the man grabbed the victim’s laptop and attempted to take it. The victim pulled it back and a struggle ensued. The man let go and left the train empty handed.”

PC Adam Ashton said: “The passenger was kind enough to let the man use his phone charger, he then repaid by him trying to steal his laptop. We’ve followed a number of enquiries since the incident in an attempt to trace the man but to no avail. We are now hoping that by issuing his photo to the public someone may recognise him, if you do please contact us.”

If you know the man or have any further information which could help, please contact The British Transport Police on 0800 405040 or text 61016, quoting reference MSUB/B4 of 18/11/2015. Information can also be passed anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Evenings at Anderson’s Breaston Winter 2015

Fri 4th Dec 7.30pm...Quiz Night with Mr Anderson...£2 per person max team size 6
Fri 11th Dec 7.30pm...Live Music with EVERYTHING BUT THE BASS..Ticket £12.95 to include mulled wine on arrival [Few Tickets left]
Fri 18th Dec 7.30pm...Live Music with EVERYTHING BUT THE BASS...Ticket £12.95 o include mulled wine on arrival [Sold Out]
Wed 23rd Dec 7pm...Carols at Anderson’s...With guests..Ticket £5 to include mulled wine & mince pies
Tel: 01332 872002 to reserve & pay
Not forgetting your evening with us...Private functions, business or pleasure..Talk to Lynnette..


Thursday, 26 November 2015


It’s tree-mendous! Erewash Borough Council’s popular Free Tree event is back and residents will once again be able to pick up some free trees for their gardens in the annual town centre giveaway. The council’s flagship Pride in Erewash campaign is behind the annual bonanza, which sees stalls set up in both Ilkeston and Long Eaton – with residents of the borough able to claim up to FIVE free trees per household.

This year’s giveaway dates for the diary are:
· Long Eaton – High Street on Wednesday 2 December, 10am-2pm

· Ilkeston – Market Place on Thursday 3 December, 10am-2pm

Anyone interested can simply turn up on the day and the trees – all native to the UK – are given away on a ‘first-come, first-served’ basis.
Councillor Mike Wallis, Erewash Borough Council
s Lead Member for Culture and Leisure, says:

“Our annual free tree event is a great offer for local residents and also a way of encouraging every one of us to plant trees. Trees are important to the environment and what we plant today will help shape the look of our wonderful borough for the next 100 years. Winter is the perfect time to plant trees, so go along to our stalls early to be sure of getting your favourites to plant.”
The council’s Volunteer Tree Wardens will be at both town centre events to help with information and to promote trees, while Derbyshire County Council's Waste Exhibition Vehicle will also be there to promote recycling, composting and waste collections in Erewash. As part of the Free Tree Giveaway, schools, parish councils, community groups and land owners will be able to apply for up to 50 free trees to plant within the borough of Erewash. These will not be available at the Giveaway Days and need to be applied for separately. An application form can be requested by telephoning Erewash Borough Council on 0115 907 2244 ext 3874.