Monday, 9 June 2014


Police in Erewash are clamping down on drugs in pubs and clubs. Officers working in the police licensing team have been working in conjunction with Pub Watches and staff at licensed premises to tackle the issue of drug misuse. Members of the licensing team have been visiting popular nightlife spots with a poster to be displayed within the premises. The poster urges people to call Crimestoppers with information on drug misuse and highlights that any calls made are anonymous. Sergeant Mark Lomas from the Derby licensing team said:

“At the beginning of the year work was undertaken that highlighted that the use of drugs in the night time economy had risen from that of previous years. As a result of this the licensing team joined up with the management of licensed premises in the areas to enforce a ‘no tolerance’ approach to drugs. If you are caught taking or dealing drugs you could be faced with a police caution, fine or even a prison sentence.”
Anyone with information on drug misuse can call police using the non-emergency number 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


A fund raising event on behalf of Dementia UK was held. on Sunday 11th May at Trowell Parish Hall. This event consisted of an afternoon of music with tea and scones served. Organised by Imari Ladies Harmony Chorus, a group of ladies who love to sing and are always willing to help raise funds for charity, members of the chorus were joined by pupils from Firfield School, Breaston who treated the audience to some excellent music on flute and clarinet.The Mayor of Broxtowe, Mr Stan Heptinstall and his wife Lilian and the Mayor of Erewash,Mr Kewal Singh Athwal and his wife Lakhbir were also in attendance.

The event was a roaring success, raising £750 for Dementia UK .



Erewash residents are being urged to be vigilant when donating their clothing and household goods via charity bags put through their letterboxes. Erewash Borough Council has issued the warning after it uncovered two illegal house-to-house collections in the borough recently. Investigations by the council’s licensing team found both collections to be unauthorised and action has been taken after the companies involved were contacted.

The council publishes a house-to-house collections register, which is updated weekly, giving details of charities which have properly applied for a permit and their collection dates taking place in the borough. Councillor Barbara Harrison, Erewash Borough Council’s Lead Member for Environment, says:
“The vast majority of leaflets and charity bags delivered to households are, of course, from genuine registered charities that rely on these collections to help them raise funds. Our advice to residents is that if you have any doubts at all about the validity of collectors then get in touch with us or call the police on the 101 number.”
Erewash Borough Council can be contacted on 0115 907 2244. For more information on how to spot a genuine charity collection or view the council’s house-to-house collection register 
visit and follow the ‘Business and Licensing’ and then ‘Licences and Street Trading’ links.