Sunday, 15 February 2015

Schoolchildren, residents and local community groups are all gearing up for this year’s Borough Blitz bonanza . . . and there’s still time for more people to get involved. Erewash Borough Council’s annual crackdown on litter and graffiti will once again run throughout March as armies of volunteers turn out to help blitz all corners of the borough. The flagship project is led by the council’s Pride in Erewash team, which organises the many clean-up events that will be held daily during the month-long blitz. Councillor Mike Wallis, Erewash Borough Council’s portfolio holder for Pride in Erewash, says:

“Our Borough Blitz continues to be a shining example of how working together can make a real difference and it remains an incredibly popular event on our calendar. Every year we are bowled over by the enthusiasm of people of all ages who have great pride in Erewash and want to help – it is a real community-boosting initiative. If you want to be a part of the Blitz, get in touch!”
The Borough Blitz features clean-up events in parks, play areas, on streets and open spaces and involves litter picking and scrubbing graffiti off walls and play equipment. Volunteers are kitted out with fluorescent Pride in Erewash vests, gloves, bin bags and a litter-picking gadget. For more information or to register to take part in the 2015 Borough Blitz, contact the council’s Pride in Erewash team on 0115 907 2244.


Officers investigating the theft of a motorbike in Long Eaton are appealing for information.
Overnight between 6.20pm on Wednesday, January 28th and 6.20am on Thursday, January 29th, thieves stole a red coloured Moto Roma motorbike from along Mayfield Grove in Long Eaton.  Officers received reports that a bike matching the description of that stolen was spotted along Elm Avenue in Sandiacre at around 7pm on Thursday, January 29th. However on prompt attendance from officers the bike was no longer in the area.
Police are urging anyone who may have seen anyone acting suspiciously in the area, or knows the whereabouts of the bike to contact them.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact PC Robert Smith on 101, quoting crime reference 4057/15, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


The number of residents who receive updates from Derbyshire Constabulary via Facebook has reached 10,000, while the force now has around 34,600 Twitter followers.
Launched in 2008, the force’s Facebook page has grown in popularity, receiving 5,000 extra ‘likes’ in the last 12 months alone.
Witness appeals, CCTV footage and updates about missing people inquiries are just some of the items posted on the page.
Several crimes have been solved, and missing people found, thanks to people seeing appeals on Facebook and contacting the force.