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  • Spooky Halloween Holiday Fun

    A creep-tastic week of Halloween fun is on offer for the October half term holiday entertainment at Erewash Museum. A packed line-up of free arts and craft activities will ensure a ghoulishly good time from Monday 23 to Thursday 26 October, when children can drop in to join the ‘spooky’ celebrations between 11am and 3pm…

  • Make a Halloween Splash

    Music, an inflatable obstacle course, fun and games will all ensure a hauntingly good time when Ilkeston’s Victoria Park Leisure Centre hosts two Halloween Pool Parties on Saturday 28 October. The first themed party is 4pm-4.45pm followed by a second frighteningly funny party between 5pm-5.45pm – with both offering plenty of family fun. Councillor Mike…

  • Time to have your say

    The final eight-week consultation on the proposals for new parliamentary constituency boundaries in the East Midlands have opened today (17 October), with residents having until 11 December to give their views. Initial proposals have been revised following a previous public consultation earlier this year and this is now the last chance to contribute views to…

  • Sale is on the Cards

    The former Albion Leisure Centre building in Ilkeston, which has been up for sale for around nine months, looks set to be sold to local company Ward Recycling.   Erewash Borough Council put the building on the market earlier this year after a review identified it as surplus to requirements along with the nearby former…

  • Seeing the Benefit

    Councillors have given the green light for Erewash Borough Council to further develop the joint management arrangements for the revenues and benefits service with neighbouring authority Broxtowe Borough Council. The change is expected to take shape over the next three years and bring significant savings for both Erewash and Broxtowe through a new management and…

  • On World Mental Health Day; it’s good to talk

      Back in 2008 I was a young Student Campaigner. As Disabled Students’ officer at the University of Derby Students’ Union I created the H campaign. The premise behind the H campaign was actually inspired by Red Dwarf and the Hologram that is Arnold J Rimmer. Contrary to popular belief the H was not named…

  • Lets Renew the British Dream…!

    “That’s what I am in Politics for: to make a difference; To Change things for the better…” I have to say that this was a quote and a sound bite which resonates with me personally. That is what I am in politics for too.  Yesterday we saw a new side of The Prime Minister. We…

  • Conference 2017 Day three progress update

    I had an interesting conversation with Dan Hannan MEP yesterday. Now I know and have a great working relationship with many of our MEPs, in fact I am privileged enough to call one of my two local MEPs a personal friend. Dan was signing a copy of his new book, “What Next” for me. His…

  • Conference Diary 2017 – Day One

    Well it is that time of year again… We Conservatives have returned to Manchester for our Annual Autumn Conference and once again we have had a first day of opening remarks. I have to say I miss Lord Hague’s dulcet tones as a keynote speaker but we opened today with our Party Chairman, the Rt…

  • Cllr Harris funds new training facilities for Cricket Club

    Councillor Richard Harris, Borough councillor for the Derby Road West Ward in Long Eaton has supported Long Eaton Cricket Club by donating £350.00 from his Members Community Grant fund. The money has funded a new artificial training surface and batting net for the club. Erewash Borough Councillors each get £500 per year to support community…