Friday, 27 May 2016


Officers from Long Eaton South Safer Neighbourhood Team who are investigating the theft of thousands of pounds worth of fishing equipment are appealing for witnesses. Between 8am on Sunday, May 8th and 7am Thursday, May 12th a garage at an address on Kennedy Avenue, Sawley was broken into. Offenders climbed on to the roof and peeled back metal sheets in order to gain access. Fishing equipment including reels, rods, bags, bite alarms and clothing was stolen. PCSO Matt Boyer from the team said:
“A lot of equipment has been stolen that the owner has built up over the last two years following a similar incident. This offence happened when the owner was on holiday. Whoever committed the offence has clearly been on the garage roof and we believe must have loaded the equipment in to a vehicle to be removed. We would ask if anyone has seen anything suspicious at the location between these dates or if anyone has been offered second hand fishing equipment for sale in the area that they contact us.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact PCSO Matthew Boyer on 101 quoting crime number 20897/16. Alternatively, send him a message online by visiting the Contact Us section of our website here. You can also call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or by


Officers investigating a sexual assault in West Park Long Eaton in December last year have renewed an appeal to trace a dog walker. The incident happened during the late afternoon or early evening of December 2nd. A 54-year-old woman said she had been walking through the park with a man who then sexually assaulted her. A short time later, the man and woman were walking out of the park and stopped to speak to a man who was walking three dogs on one lead. The dog walker was wearing a woolly hat and a bomber jacket, and was walking what were thought to be two Staffordshire bull terriers and a German Shepherd.
Detectives investigating the allegations want to trace the dog walker to see if he has any information that could help. Anyone who was walking through the park, off Wilsthorpe Road, around that time on December 2 should call Detective Constable Jonathan Harris on 101, quoting crime reference 52171/15 or send him a message online by visiting the Contact Us section of our website here.
People can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online A 50-year-old man was arrested in connection with the investigation and has been bailed pending further inquiries.

Thursday, 26 May 2016


The Long Eaton & Sawley Foodbank is urging members of the community to help local people from going hungry by volunteering for the UK’s biggest food collection. As part of the national Neighbourhood Food Collection, the Long Eaton and Sawley Foodbank will be collecting non-perishable food items at the Tesco supermarket in Long Eaton from Thursday, June 30th to Saturday July 2nd, 9am to 5pm. The national collection is run twice annually by a partnership of the foodbank charity The Trussell Trust, food redistribution charity FareShare and Tesco. The aim is to provide food to people in crisis across the UK, by encouraging Tesco customers to donate items in their local store. Since the collection launched in 2012, 30 million meals have been collected.

The foodbank’s collection at the Long Eaton Tesco last summer.
The Long Eaton & Sawley Foodbank, a member of The Trussell Trust network, provides emergency parcels containing three days’supply of emergency food to people referred by a frontline professional, such as a health visitor, social worker, church leader and community workers. More than 12.5 tons of three-day emergency food supplies were provided to 1171 local people by the Long Eaton & Sawley Foodbank in 2015. Last summer, thanks to the generosity of Long Eaton Tesco customers 2.382 tons of food was received by the foodbank as a result of a Neighbourhood Food Collection.

With a record 1.1 million three-day emergency food supplies given to people in crisis last year alone, supermarket collections like this remain an important way to ensure that Trussell Trust foodbanks are stocked. It’s easy to make a difference by either donating or volunteering. Volunteers can sign up to help for as little as a few hours, and will be needed to offer customers a shopping list of items they can donate, gather the donated food at the store exit, thank customers and box up the food collected.
If you would like to help with the foodbank’s supermarket collection please contact the organisation’s manager Pat Hassall on or tel. 07950 547671. The Long Eaton and Sawley foodbank is one of some 440 foodbanks in the UK working in partnership with The Trussell Trust. An ecumenical Christian charity, it was set up by a small band of volunteers from churches in the area, in association with local communities. All the food handed out is donated by the public, churches, supermarkets and catering firms.

Long Eaton & Sawley Foodbank manager Pat Hassall says: ‘‘Anyone can find themselves in need of a foodbank. Every week we speak to people who never thought they’d face going hungry, but something unexpected happened, an illness, redundancy or the boiler breaking, and they were thrown into crisis. We’re glad we can be here to help, but our work can only continue because of the unfailing generosity of the community.

“We’re overwhelmed by the food, money and time people give. Volunteers in particular are the lifeblood of the work we do in helping stop local families going hungry, and the more volunteers we have at the Neighbourhood Food Collection, the more food we can collect. We’d love it if you could show us your support this summer.”


Long Eaton Natural History Society Wildlife Group Outing to Hilton Gravel Pits
Led by Richard Spowage the outing to Hilton Gravel Pits takes place on Monday June 6th. At this Derbyshire Wildlife Trust site possible highlights are purple toothwort and various orchids. Meet at 5.30pm at the Willowpit Lane entrance. Leave A50 at A516 (Derby) exit. At first roundabout take 3rd exit (to Derby), at 2nd one (immediately after) take first exit into Willowpit Lane. Then first left, park in layby. Grid ref: SK 249 315; Nearby postcode DE65 5FN. Non-members (charge £2, accompanied children free) welcome. The ground may be muddy or uneven. Please wear weatherproof footwear and clothing.


Police welcome new legislation on psychoactive substances
The law on so-called 'legal highs' has changed. It is now illegal to supply any ‘legal highs’ for human consumption. The changes in the law mean it’s now an offence to sell or even give psychoactive substances to anyone for free, even to friends. Commenting on new laws to tackle the harm caused by these substances Superintendent Kem Mehmet said:
“We welcome this act as it provides us with some clarity, and gives us the powers to tackle the supply of psychoactive substances. The psychoactive substances act will provide a blanket ban on the production, supply and importation of new psychoactive substances. This legislation will fundamentally change the way we tackle such substances.
Members of the public have become frustrated by our lack of ability to close down shops that openly sell these products, which are the cause of a lot of anti-social and irrational behaviour and violence. We will now visit all shops that previously sold these substances to ensure that they are aware of the change in the law and to seize any stock that they have left. We would ask members of the public to tell us about any shops or people who continue to sell them after the new law comes into force. We will also be actively using the powers given to us to search people and seize substances.
Our message to users remains the same – you never know what you are taking. Even if these substances are packaged and named as a brand you have seen before there is no guarantee the chemicals are the same. ”

Wednesday, 25 May 2016


League Champions finish season with Cup Final win, thrashing Mansfield Town Ladies 6-1Report courtesy of Carly Hayes

After securing the League title 4 weeks ago, and being the first team to be promoted undefeated, Long Eaton United Ladies can now add the League Cup to their fine season after thumping Mansfield Town Ladies 6-1 on Sunday. The Blues went into the game full of confidence after already beating Mansfield in the league this season and they truly finished the year off in style. However the Ladies had a nervous start to the game and Mansfield took a deserved 1-0 lead on the half hour mark. Conceding gave Long Eaton the wake-up call they needed and Precious Hamilton equalised just 6 minutes later. Birthday girl Cara Newton put the Blues 2-1 up just before half-time with a fine header into the top corner.
The second half was a completely different game, with a change in formation United were pumped and dominated, Mansfield’s only option was to hit the ball long. As a result Hamilton hit a hat-trick and further goals from Alena Moulton and Kim Evans late on secured the victory.
Manager Charlotte Healy said, "We are all so proud, it has been an incredible season and one that we will never forget, the hard work has paid off. Thank you to everyone for your support throughout the year, we hope you’ve all enjoyed it as much as we have.”
The Ladies collected their League and Cup trophies in presentations after the game and were finally able to celebrate their success… which lasted well into the night. The squad will re-group for pre-season towards the end of June as they look to prepare for an exciting season in the FA Women’s Premier League! 

Tuesday, 24 May 2016


Police in Long Eaton appeal for help in tracing owner of mobility scooter

Officers from the Long Eaton South Safer Neighbourhood Team are asking for help from members of the public in tracing the owner of a mobility scooter found abandoned in the town. The appeal comes after the scooter was found abandoned on Cobden Street at around 3pm on Saturday, May 21st. It is described as burgundy coloured and is marked with the name “Shoprider”. Police Community Support Officer Matt Boyer from the team said:
“ We attended Cobden Street on Saturday afternoon after a report that children were riding on a mobility scooter nearby and the scooter was found abandoned. We have spoken to the children involved but are now keen to trace the owner of the scooter. We will be speaking to the company but would ask if anybody knows who the scooter belongs to or has any other information about the incident that they make contact with us.”
Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Long Eaton South Safer Neighbourhood Team on 101 quoting reference number 423 21/5/2016 or send them a message online by visiting the Contact Us section of our website
here. You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111

The work of Long Eaton South Safer Neighbourhood Team can be followed on Twitter @LongEatonSouth


Florence Motterhead, born 16th May 1916 celebrated her 100th Birthday a week last Monday. She was presented with a bouque of flowers by the deputy Mayoress of Erewash.
She celebrated with friends and family


Long Eaton Cricket Club are very sad to announce that their new defibrillator has been stolen from outside the pavilion on West Park, Long Eaton. The defibrillator had been made available to help save the life of any cardiac arrest victim who may have fallen fall ill whilst on West Park. Last September many club members, associates and friends helped to raise the £1100 required for this important community facility. It could be you who needs the equipment next! A spokesman for the Clubs said:
“We are all very sad to think that anyone should wish to steal such an important piece of life saving equipment. The defibrillator has a serial number, which has now been registered as stolen, making the equipment redundant and of no value to anyone! If you help to support a local sports club or community activity, please be aware that you may be offered a “cheap” defibrillator. It cannot ever be used, since you will not be able to buy the chest pads or re-charge the battery, as the serial number is required. LECC are prepared to offer a reward of £50 for the successful recovery of the defibrillator. All you need to do is to inform us of the serial number, and where we can collect the equipment from. If you can help us with any information, please contact us on 07970 – 809145, or contact the Police on 101 or 0345 – 1233333.”

Monday, 23 May 2016


We have an exciting new vacancy for a cook / chef in our busy tearoom. We are looking for a passionate and enthusiastic individual who has the ability to work within our small team and be equally competent on their own. You would work alongside the owner and the position is full time (34-36 hours) with occasional evening work. Must be reliable and trustworthy and it is essential to have a full working knowledge of cake making and traditional English food preparation. Experience in the catering trade would be advantageous. Start date 1st June 2016.
Please apply by email or in writing to
Terry Ashby
Lock House Tea Rooms
Trent Lock
Lock Lane
Long Eaton
Notts NG102FY


The new Mayor of Erewash is Councillor Abey Stevenson, who was formally elected to the role during Erewash Borough Council’s annual meeting on the 12th May. Councillor Stevenson has represented the Little Eaton and Breadsall Ward on the Borough Council since 2011, which also covered Morley. In 2015 he was re-elected to represent the ward, which now also includes Stanley.
During his mayoral year, Councillor Stevenson will be supported at civic engagements by his wife Anne, while his daughters Sara Abigail Oakes and Johanna McNeill will also step in for some events. He will be accompanied at various events by the Mayor’s Cadets from the Derbyshire Air Cadet Force, the Air Training Squadron and the Long Eaton Sea Cadets. Events will be held throughout the year to raise money for the Mayor’s ‘charity pot’ from which charitable groups and organisations from within the borough will benefit at the end of his term of office. Councillor Stevenson is looking forward to representing the residents of Erewash during his civic year:“I feel very honoured to have been elected as Mayor and it is my greatest pleasure to serve not only the Borough Council but also the residents of our wonderful borough during my civic year.”
Councillor Stevenson was born in Bombay and moved to England where he joined Loughborough College to study Mechanical Engineering. After university he joined International Combustion in Derby in the contracts department and then the project management team on the Dungeness Nuclear Power Station.
After leaving IC Limited he and Anne set up Ziggis, a fashion store, on Sadler Gate in Derby and Victoria Street in Nottingham, both of which included the popular The Q in the Corner coffee shop. Both he and his wife retired from the business in 2009.In his spare time, the Mayor is a keen car enthusiast and enjoys going to events to display his cars, while he and his wife also enjoy spending time with their family – they have a son in the USA, two daughters, eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
The Reverend Gill Turner-Callis of St Andrew’s Church in Stanley Village, will be the Mayor’s Chaplain for the 2016/17 civic year. The new Deputy Mayor of Erewash is Councillor Mary Hopkinson, who represents the Little Hallam Ward on the Borough Council.

Friday, 20 May 2016


Police have issued footage of three women they want to speak to after an elderly lady had her bank card stolen. The 90-year-old victim had drawn cash out at the Barclays branch in High Street, Nottingham, before heading home on the bus to Sandiacre. As she neared her house, two women approached her and asked for directions, showing her a map. A number of suspicious transactions were later spotted on the account by Barclays staff and, after they phoned the victim to check, it emerged that her bank card had been stolen. The transactions were then stopped. Officers have now issued CCTV footage of three women they want to speak to in connection with the theft, which happened on March 3rd.
One of the women is shown in the branch of Barclays where the victim initially drew money out. The second and third are shown catching the same bus as the victim and alighting at the same stop in Sandiacre.
Anyone who recognises any of the women should call PC Tom Craig on 101, quoting crime reference 9674/16. Alternatively, send him a message online by visiting the Contact Us section of our website You can also call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


Organised by the volunteers of the Long Eaton Community Carnival Association, planning is at an advanced stage for this year’s Long Eaton Carnival set to take place on Saturday, 18th June 2016. There’s still plenty of time for everyone in the the community to get involved in the annual spectacle, either in the Carnival Parade or at the Carnival Show at West Park. The theme for this year’s Grand Carnival Parade is “Things That Go Bump In The Night”. Jean Greenland, Parade Manager is looking forward to seeing the ghoulish creations that entrants come up with.
“The Carnival Parade Is one of the highlights of Carnival Day,” says Jean “and it's fun and easy to get involved either as a walking party, in a decorated vehicle or float.”
Information about how to apply is available on the carnival website, or by telephoning Jean on 07890 110 694.

In support of the parade, the Carnival Committee are once again inviting residents and businesses along the Parade route to decorate the front of their property with bunting, balloons and whatever else takes their fancy.
“We’ve definitely seen an increase in the number of people decorating their homes and businesses in the last few years,“ says Chief Marshall, Adrian Johnson, “it really adds to the Carnival atmosphere and looks fantastic.”

Planning for the event has been pretty much underway all year in anticipation of this old Long Eaton tradition, although as Chairman Pete Smith reports, this year has not been without its complications.
“This year we have had a couple of additional challenges to take into account, one of which was the discovery that the Aviva Women’s Tour Cycle Race is planned to pass through Long Eaton on the morning of the Carnival. We’re working closely with the race organisers to ensure that disruption is kept to a minimum, but of course some delays will be inevitable as sections of road will be closed – firstly to allow the race to go through town and later on , for the Carnival Parade itself.”
Following the Parade, attention shifts to the Carnival Show on West Park, where a host of stalls, attractions and entertainments will run through the afternoon into the evening. In a change to recent years, both the Carnival Show and the Fair are relocating to the Bonfire Field in the middle of the park. As Site Manager, Rod Wetton, explains, “With three arenas, two music marquees and lots of other attractions, the Carnival Show has grown too big for the area we’ve previously used on West Park. Moving to the Bonfire Field will allow more space for people to enjoy the show and allow it to grow in years to come. There’s still time to book a stall on the showground to promote your business, community group or fundraise for charity; again details of how to apply can be found on the website, or by telephoning Wendy Parker-Cullen on 07938 619 297.

For updates, information and news about this year’s Carnival, please visit their website , like the Facebook page: or follow them on Twitter @LongEatonCarny

Thursday, 12 May 2016


Firstly, on behalf of everyone involved with Erewash Green Party, may I offer a huge ‘thank you’ to all those who were able to attend our meeting on April 28th at Moorlands and make it such a great success. It was brilliant to see so many people there who care about our area and want to protect from the damage HS2 could inflict.

As discussed at the meeting, it was agreed that a community action group should be created to oppose HS2 and raise local concerns with the relevant bodies. Therefore, Erewash Green party has arranged another meeting to be held on Thursday May 12th 2016 at 7:00pm at the Zingari Club, College Street, Long Eaton NG10 4NP. The aim of this meeting is to form the bones of our community action group and perhaps look at potential campaign action.

Whether you are able to attend our next meeting or not, it would be great if you could also start to think about activity the group could support or get involved with to highlight our cause and any skills you may have;

* Can you use design packages on a computer?

* Are you involved in other local groups that can spread the word? Church groups, sewing circles, Old Boys’ club?

* Do you know anyone in the print trade?

* Do you have any skills or specialist knowledge; geographer, local historian, railway enthusiast, engineer?

* Are you good at writing letters or articles?

* Do you just have some spare time and want to get involved?

Even if you feel you don’t have anything to offer, just showing your support is enough. The more people we have behind us, the more our representatives will have to pay us attention!

Also at the meeting we hope to look at narrowing what the aims of our group are or perhaps simply a ‘mission statement’ or objective of the group.

At our first meeting it would be great to select our secretary and treasurer so if you would like to be considered for these roles, please email back to put your name forward or nominate someone else. We’ll take a vote on the night. If you are thinking about putting yourself forward for one of these roles, please think about the time that may be involved.

Although I think it best to suggest these roles will be temporary for the next 3-6 months, just until the group establishes, please only put yourself forward if you are able to commit.

Follow this link, to download a planned agenda for the meeting. If you have any queries from now until then, please feel free to get in touch but otherwise, we look forward to seeing you on the 12th!

Wednesday, 11 May 2016


Long Eaton & District Heritage Society - The next meeting will be held on:
Thursday, 12th May, 2016, at 7:30pm - 9:00pm in All Saints' Church Hall, Tamworth Road, Old Sawley.
The speaker will be, Jane Whitaker, who will be giving a talk;
"Walker Lane" - (19th Century Derby's Whitechapel - a place of vice, misery and poverty).
Admission £2 (including free refreshments) Everybody welcome.

Monday, 9 May 2016


Our May 2016 concert will be “Lights! Camera! Action” – a journey through some of the great songs of the silver screen! We all love the experience of a night at the movies; that salty-sweet aroma of popcorn, the darkness illuminated by LEDs in floors, the feel of velvet in the seats; and also the sounds, from the resonance of the booming gong in Rank films to the brassy swagger of the fanfare to Twentieth Century Fox Pictures. Before the first reel has started spinning, there’s a feel, a sound, and smell, that makes a night at the movies an experience for all the senses.

So come and join Beeston Musical Theatre Group for a night of song and dance featuring music from many blockbuster films over 100 years of cinema. Grab your popcorn, sit back, and get ready: Lights! Camera! Action!

Wednesday 18th May 2016 - Saturday 21st May 2016
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Saturday Matinee:

No Matinee is available

Available £10 (£9 concessions). Group booking offer: book 15 and pay for 14. Tel: 0115 9858206, email:

Thursday, 5 May 2016


A 77year old woman had her purse stolen while shopping in Aldi on Cross Street, Long Eaton. The incident occurred on Monday morning, April 25th, at about 10.45. She was approached by a man and a woman in one of the aisles and the woman engaged her in conversation. It is thought the man then removed the purse from her bag. It was only when she reached the checkout she realised her purse was missing. Staff at the store alerted the police. The couple thought to be of “Eastern European” appearance, the woman was 5ft 4in with long black hair and the man 5ft 6in with short black spikey hair, both in their 20s. Anyone who witnessed the theft or has any information should contact the police on 101, quoting incident 17959-16.


Erewash Museum is gearing up for one of its most popular annual events . . . when the exciting yearly motorcycle display rides into the gardens again on Saturday 14th May.
This year’s event has been dedicated to the memory of Ilkeston motorcycle enthusiast Steve Mellor, who died in December at the age of 57. Steve supported the museum for many years and will be sadly missed by the team. The collection of motorcycles, both classic and new, is always a big hit with bike enthusiasts and families and the free event will be held between 12noon and 4pm. The Museum will be open as usual from 10am
4pm and refreshments will be available by the Friends of Erewash Museum in the newly opened Old Stables Tea Room.
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. Contact 0115 907 1141, email or visit the Facebook page /erewashmuseum

Saturday, 30 April 2016


The stage was being erected in the back yard at the New Inn on Thursday ready for their Bank Holiday Weekend Festival. Bands appearing include Voodoo Moon, Rebel Rebel, Tick Tick Boom and a David Bowie Tribute Band.

Sunday May 1st  Daytime    VOODOO MOON
                     Evening 7pm    REBEL REBEL
Monday May 2nd                 TICK TICK BOOM

HARRINGTON ARMS Derby Road, Long Eaton
Are holding a Charity Beer Festival from 29th April -1st May
in support of the Miscarriage Association. Theres a variety of Ales and Ciders, a charity raffle held on Sunday May 1st and childrens face painting / bouncy castle. In addition there will be Live Entertainment and food will be available.

May Day Bank Holiday Monday 2nd May 2016

There's plenty to do and see, races for the children, a dog show, food stalls, amusements and much, much more. The Gala opens at 11am, and continues until about 4pm. Entrance is free. Programmes cost £1 and are entered into a draw - with £100 in cash as first prize! Get your programme in advance from local shops, or on the day.

Dako Flying Angels The Dako Flying Angels make a welcome return to Breaston May Day Gala. Based in Sneinton, Nottingham, the DFA are a gymnastics display club performing everywhere from village galas like Breaston’s to gymnastic festivals across the world.

Dog Show Registration for our fun Dog Show opens at 11am. We have lots of classes: Puppy up to 6 months; Small dog; Medium dog;Large/Giant dog; Waggiest tail; Best rescue dog;Best child handler; The dog the judge would like to take home; and Best in Show for winners of each category. During the morning, lovable cuddly Newfoundland dogs will be in the Dog Show arena giving rides to children in little carts that they pull behind them. Bring your children.

Children's entertainments We've got bouncy castles, slides and rides, a model railway, a climbing wall, Punch and Judy and children's races - plenty to amuse the young ones. And Breaston Park Football Club will be running a penalty shoot-out competition too.

Marching Bands The Breaston Highlanders and the Nottingham Boys and Girls Brigade bands will be entertaining you with their marching and musical displays.