Archive for Month: August 2015

  • Apply now for a small grant

    Voluntary and community groups across Erewash have until the end of September to apply for grants of up to £2,000 to help them in their work. Erewash Borough Council opens the second round of its community-boosting Small Grants Scheme this Wednesday (26th August) and wants to hear from groups that are helping people in the…

  • Diary of a Councillor

    As the summer recess comes to a close I thought it would be of use to share my diary for the first week in September. Tuesday 1st September – Sandiacre Parish Council – 19:20 Wednesday 2nd September – EBC Members Briefing on HS2 Thursday 3rd September – Merchant Navy Day Service – 10:90 1 Hour…

  • Derby & Sandiacre Canal Society

    Those residents of DRW who are vigilant and indeed interested enough to read my profile on the Erewash Borough Council website may know that I am one of two EBC appointees on the Derby & Sandiacre Canal Trust. Such residents may also be aware that the Derby & Sandiacre Canal originally ran through the middle…

  • Triathlon Success

    This year’s Erewash Triathlon was voted a huge success by competitors and spectators alike, with last weekend’s 2015 event attracting more than 400 entries from across the country. Supporters cheered on the triathletes in sunny conditions at West Park in Long Eaton as the competitors pushed themselves to their limits to complete the 400m swim,…

  • Streets Ahead in the City…

    It has become a bit of a bug bare in my ward of Derby Road West. It is also a bit of a catch 22 situation. Park on the street and you cause an obstruction to other road users, as has happened in one area of DRW, park half and half on the footway and…

  • Go Wild for Wildlife

    All things wildlife – from cute to creepy – will be the focus of the fun activities during Erewash Museum’s latest themed week of school holiday entertainment. Free drop-in sessions will include the chance for children to make animal masks during the ever-popular craft activities from Monday 24 August to Thursday 27 August between 11am…

  • Take a Swing and Give Golf a Go!

    Ilkeston’s Pewit Golf throws open its ‘greens’ for a free family Open Day this Saturday (22 August) when people of all ages can check out all the facilities on offer. The fun event will run from 12.30 to 5pm when beginners can have a go at golf – with all equipment provided – and take…

  • Tour of Britain Details Announced

    Details of the Aviva Tour of Britain route through Erewash on stage six of this year’s race have been confirmed – and it includes an exciting sprint section in the borough. Some of the world’s top cyclists will be taking part in the internationally-renowned Tour and will race into the borough on Friday 11 September…