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The website has been relaunched as The Long Eaton Website Extra. The original website had almost a million hits. It will probably take a while for people to realise we are still here with a new name.

Thursday, 20 July 2017


Our officers from the Long Eaton Town Safer Neighbourhood Team are offering cyclists in the town free bike marking. The team will be holding the event on Saturday, July 22 between 12 midday and 3pm at the Fire Station on Tamworth Road. 
They will be using a kit, which would normally cost £12 and works by marking the bike with a unique code, this is linked to the owner’s details on a secure database. If the cycle is stolen and subsequently found, we can use this code to ensure the bike is returned back to its rightful owner. 
PCSO Heidi Andrew from the team said: “Bike marking is important, as it acts as a deterrent to would-be thieves. It also makes it easier for the bike to be found, returned to its rightful owner and helps to secure a successful prosecution against thieves." 
Anyone attending to have their cycle marked should bring with them some form of identification. 
For more information contact the team on 101 or alternatively send them a message online by visiting the Contact Us section of our website here.

Monday, 17 July 2017


The sounds of summer

Rock and roll classics, some 1940s toe-tappers and tribute bands belting out the top hits of Take That and Abba will all be part of this year’s Summer Sounds concert in the park.
Erewash Borough Council’s annual concert at Victoria Park, Ilkeston is always a big hit with families from across the borough as they pack into the park to sing along and dance to all the top tunes.
This year’s event is on Sunday 23 July between 3pm and 7pm and will also offer lots of family entertainment, including stilt walkers, circus skills workshops - with admission, activities and the live concert all free.
Local band Rocks n Frocks will provide the 50s and 60s hits and singer Johnny Victory will turn on the nostalgia 40s style, while the Abba and Take That tributes will have everyone singing along to the biggest chart hits. Councillor Mike Wallis, Erewash Borough Council’s Lead Member for Culture and Leisure, says:
“Put the date in your diary, pack a picnic, take along a chair – and blanket and umbrella just in case – and have a great afternoon of fun and all the top music hits. Could it be magic? You bet, it will be the Greatest Day!”
Summer Sounds-goers can take their own food for a picnic in the Green Flag park and there will also be food and refreshment outlets at the event.

Sunday, 16 July 2017


Residents can again pack their sun cream, sun hat and sunglasses this summer . . . because the beach is returning to Erewash Museum for the six week school holiday. Last year, the beach was set up in the museum garden for the first time and proved a big hit, with more than 13,000 visitors making the most of the fun. Now the 2017 Summer Beach will be even bigger and better and will be launched with a one day Victorian seaside event on Saturday 22nd July between 11am and 3pm. As well as being the first chance to enjoy the beach, the fun event will also include entertainers and donkeys for youngsters to fuss.
The launch event signals the start of the seaside-style fun that will continue throughout the summer holiday until Saturday 2nd September, giving families the chance to lounge in a deckchair, enjoy some light refreshments or ice cream from the Old Stables Tea Room, build sandcastles on the beach, and play with the giant games and a bubble machine. The museum itself is open throughout, giving visitors the chance to take a break from lounging by the beach to take a tour of the museum and its exhibitions, enjoy the tearoom or browse in the new look shop. Councillor Mike Wallis, Erewash Borough Council’s Lead Member for Culture and Leisure, says:
“We’re delighted to be bringing the beach back to Erewash, it’s a real summertime special where families can enjoy themselves, have an ice cream and – hopefully – enjoy the sunshine. It will be great fun, while visitors can also learn more about our borough by taking a walk around our award winning museum.”
Families can go to the Erewash beach until Saturday 2nd September and it is open 11am to 3pm. The museum is open Monday to Saturday 10am-4pm during the school holiday, with the exception of Bank Holiday Monday. Beach play will be subject to weather conditions.
Erewash Museum is situated in Ilkeston town centre, a short walk from the Market Place. Admission is free. For all the latest news from Erewash Museum, including events and activities, residents can check out the Facebook page  or the website

Friday, 14 July 2017


Fly-tipper Luke Wilkinson has been handed a bill for just over £1,500 after he dumped a substantial amount of waste – including garden rubbish - at Stanton Gate in Ilkeston. Wilkinson, of Ryecroft Street, Stapleford was caught out thanks to covert cameras which had been deployed at the site in June last year by Erewash Borough Council – with the fly-tipper dumping his car load of rubbish just 24 hours after the cameras were put in place. Council officers checked the footage and were able to track down Wilkinson, who admitted the offence, and he appeared at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates Court on 6 July this year after a warrant for his arrest was issued when he failed to appear at an earlier hearing. Wilkinson was fined £913, ordered to pay £500 prosecution costs and a £91 Victim Surcharge. Councillor Garry Hickton, Erewash Borough Council’s Lead Member for Environment, says:
“This should send out a clear warning that this council takes fly-tipping very seriously and we will take action whenever possible. Fly-tipping is totally unacceptable and we will not tolerate this sort of behaviour. In this case, our Neighbourhood Wardens team successfully deployed cameras to catch the offender. But we would always appeal for help from residents in putting together fly-tipping cases and we treat information and tip-offs in confidence. Fly-tipping is an environmental crime that affects the whole community - but by working together we can crack down on the offenders.”

Anyone witnessing fly-tipping in Erewash can report it to the council on 0115 907 2244 or report it confidentially on the 24 hour PRIDE-line 0115 850 8383. Email

Wednesday, 12 July 2017


In the shops today. Issue 191 of the Long Eaton Website Extra. Still only 40p

Tuesday, 11 July 2017


Thieves stole a motorbike from the driveway of a house in Draycott after breaking in and taking the keys from inside. The red Suzuki 750 GSF had been parked outside a property in Villa Street, which was broken into between 10pm on June 29th and 9am the following morning. After finding the keys inside the property, the offenders then took the bike.
We want to hear from anyone who might have seen the bike – which had a registration beginning with X632 – being ridden away.
Our officers also want to know if anyone has been offered the Suzuki for sale in the last few days. Witnesses or anyone with information should call DC Mark Walker on 101, quoting reference 17000275961. Alternatively, send him a message online by visiting the Contact Us section of our website You can also call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


Police from the Long Eaton Safer Neighbourhood Team had an application for  a dispersal order granted for the town centre last weekend. The order was granted as officers from the team had received numerous reports of anti-social behaviour, underage drinking, criminal damage and loud music being played within the market stalls on the High Street in the town.
The order helped officers to deal with the issue by enabling them to break up groups of two or more people who they believe could cause trouble and order them to leave the designated area for up to 48 hours. Youths under the age of 16 can also be taken home by officers as part of the order. Anyone who refuses to comply with an order to leave will be committing an offence and could be arrested.
PCSO Heidi Andrew, from the team, said: “We had a team of extra officers on duty over the weekend to address the problems. Although we have had lots of reports of issues what we would ask is that people call us when the incidents are actually happening to help us respond quicker.”
The order was in place between 6pm Friday, July 7th and 6pm on Sunday, July 9th.


Youngsters have the chance to enjoy unlimited golf and footgolf at Ilkeston’s Pewit Golf Course during the school summer break thanks to a Junior Membership offer by Erewash Borough Council. A seven week membership for 8-16-year-olds is available for £15 offering unlimited golf and footgolf from Monday 17th July to Sunday 3rd September during public opening hours. Councillor Mike Wallis, Erewash Borough Council’s Lead Member for Culture and Leisure, says:
“Pewit offers a great golf experience as well as the fun footgolf course, a sport which continues to grow in popularity across the country.”
Also a limited number of 25 summer golf and footgolf memberships are available to buy for £20 for anyone aged over 17.  Both membership offers are available to buy now at Pewit Golf Course and at Victoria Park Leisure Centre, Ilkeston, Rutland Sports Park, Ilkeston, Sandiacre Friesland Sports Centre and West Park Leisure Centre, Long Eaton.

Wednesday, 5 July 2017


The latest outing of the Camera Club was on Monday the 3rd of July to Lumsden Valley. The valley is stepped in history and at one time supported a lead melting forge, dyeing / bleaching factory and a sawmill. The shells of some of the building are still in evidence, but overgrown and derelict, if you look closely at the waterfalls you can see where the waterfalls were located, the wheels powered the various factories. Someone had set up a working model of a waterwheel, which was churning away and by the time we made our way back to our vehicles the mindless morons had destroyed the wheel set up.
From the club members perspective it was nice to try and catch the water movement over the falls.