Friday, 12 September 2014


Erewash Borough Council would like to advise residents that the Wilton Place (South) car park, behind the former Woolworth’s store in Ilkeston, is no longer in use as a pay and display car park. Spaces remain across the road at the Wilton Place (North) pay and display car park where there are two 30-minute free bays, two spaces for blue badge holders and six chargeable bays.
The prestigious Green Flag has again been raised in Ilkestons Victoria Park, the fourth consecutive year the park has achieved the top honour meaning it remains one of the best in the country. The Green Flag was raised by the Deputy Mayor of Erewash, Councillor Valerie Custance at the flag raising ceremony on Tuesday (9th September).The national award, handed out by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, recognises the best parks and green spaces across the country. A Green Flag flying overhead is a sign to visitors that the area boasts the highest possible standards and is beautifully maintained.
The Green Flag success is the second celebration for the popular park. This summer has seen Erewash Borough Council win a Heritage Lottery Fund award of £740,800 for its ambitious heritage project at the park which includes the complete restoration of the bandstand, the pavilion and the pergola arch. Councillor Mike Wallis, Erewash Borough Councils Lead Member for Culture and Leisure, has welcomed the award: “I know local residents share our pride at seeing the Green Flag flying over this historic and much-loved park. The award is testament to the year-round hard work that goes in to ensuring the park is properly maintained and I congratulate everyone involved. These are exciting times for Victoria Park and we look to an exciting future as we go forward with our restoration project.”