Friday, 10 December 2010


Long Eaton market will be open for business every day on the busy run-up to Christmas . . . giving residents the chance for some great festive shopping.

The market will run daily from Monday 20th December through to Christmas Eve, with Tuesday 21st December being the popular Flea Market. Councillor Geoffrey Smith, Erewash Borough Council’s Lead Member for Regeneration and Planning, says:The week leading up to Christmas is always a busy time and it is fantastic that the Markets in both Long Eaton and Ilkeston will be trading every day it will add to that special festive atmosphere in the town centres. We are committed to supporting our local markets and we hope local residents and visitors to the borough will also give their backing by shopping locally and helping ensure we keep the market tradition alive and well!”

To launch the Christmas market week, Erewash MP Jessica Lee will be staffing a stall on Long Eaton market between 1.15pm-3pm this Saturday December 18th.

SANTA VISITS MUSEUM Santa is taking time out from his busy schedule to visit children at Erewash Museum on Saturday 18th December as part of the popular Christmas Fair event between 11am and 3pm.

The seasonal family day will include craft stalls selling a whole range of handmade goods - including cards, jewellery, toys and food and will be a great opportunity to purchase those last minute Christmas gifts. And adding to the festive feel will be mince pies, hot drinks and other tasty refreshments on offer in the Hayloft, all served by the Friends of the Erewash Museum. The event is free, but there will be a small charge to see Santa.

Erewash Museum is situated in Ilkeston Town centre, a short walk from the Market Place. Normal opening hours are Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10am-4pm. Last entry is 3.30pm and admission is free. For more information contact 0115 9071141 or email