Sunday, 11 May 2014

TAKE THE PLUNGE Erewash residents have the chance to ‘Discover Scuba’ thanks to some fun diving sessions being held at Victoria Park Leisure Centre in Ilkeston next month. The one hour sessions are aimed at showing would-be divers how to use scuba equipment and will give a quick and easy introduction to the underwater world. The scuba experience is open to anyone over the age of 12 years and will be held on Saturday 3 May between 3.30pm-4.30pm and 4.30pm-5.30pm and costs £20 per person. There are a maximum of eight places available at each session and must be booked in advance. All equipment is provided for the sessions.
Anyone interested should contact Victoria Park Leisure Centre on 0115 944 0400.

WASTE SERVICE A BIG HIT
Erewash Borough Council’s free bulky waste collection has proved an overwhelming success with local residents since the initiative was launched in April. In the first few weeks of the scheme, the council has seen an unprecedented demand for its new service as householders across the borough warmly welcome the free service. Now the council has confirmed that an additional collection vehicle will be made available from 7 May to help deal with demand and to minimise any inconvenience to residents wanting to take advantage of the free service – which covers bulky waste and household white goods.
The extra collection crew will be out and about from next week and it is hoped the move will help reduce waiting times – while it should also be possible to bring forward collection dates for those residents who have already booked the service. Residents should contact the council on 0115 907 2244 and speak to the contact centre team to see if a new collection date can be arranged to reduce their waiting time. Requests for bulky waste collections will continue to be monitored to ensure sufficient resources are available to meet demand.

The initiative offers up to two free collections/ six items per household each year between 1 April and 31 March.