Thursday, 24 July 2014


A 29-year-old man has been charged in connection with an alleged rape in Long Eaton. The incident happened outside the library in Tamworth Road between 3am and 4am on Sunday, July 6th. A 30-year-old woman had been heading along the road and had taken a short-cut through the library grounds when the alleged offence took place.
Jason Sedgwick, of Northcote Street, Long Eaton, was arrested in connection with the incident. The 29-year-old has now been charged with rape. He appeared at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court on Friday, July 18 and was remanded in custody.
Police are appealing for information after a shed was broken into in Breaston. The incident occurred on Wednesday, June 25th between 8am and 9.30am. The offenders attempted to break into a house on Longmoor Lane, entry was not gained and offenders then broke into the shed. A Diamond Back mountain pedal cycle and a Diamond Back electric drill were stolen. Anyone with information is asked to contact DC Lesley Smith at Erewash Volume Crime Unit using the non-emergency number 101. To report crime anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

An inquest has been held into the death of a man at Long Eaton Railway Station last July. The man Martin Symms 49, of Sawley Marina, was hit by the train at 11.15am on Wednesday July 17th 2013. He suffered multiple injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger on the platform who heard Mr Symms say: "I've had enough – I'm going to end it." tried to talk him out of it but he walked on to the track and stood in a crucifix position in front of an approaching train. Louise Pinder, assistant coroner at Derby and South Derbyshire Coroner's Court concluded that Mr Symms death was suicide. A report from Mr Symms GP said he was suffering mental health issues which were caused by alcohol. A British Transport Police officer said the train driver had been badly affected by what had happened but there was nothing more he could have done.

Detectives investigating a serious sexual assault in the grounds of a library in Long Eaton have renewed an appeal for information. A 30-year-old woman was walking through the town centre after leaving Manhattan’s nightclub in the early hours of Sunday, July 6th. She had been walking with a man who had joined her near to the nightclub. They took a shortcut through the grounds of Long Eaton library, where the man sexually assaulted the victim. He was white, in his mid-20s and between 5ft 8in and 6ft tall.

Detective Inspector Brian Bilby, who is leading the investigation, said he wanted to hear from potential witnesses or anyone who might recognise the description. He said:
“This incident happened after a busy night out and we want to hear from anyone who might have spotted someone matching that description during the evening, in particular a male and female who were walking along Broad Street to the junction of Tamworth Road just before the incident. It doesn’t matter how insignificant you think it is – if something seemed suspicious to you in any way then we want to know about it. I’d also urge people to be mindful of their safety and security on a night out and to stick with a friend and agreed plans when they’re making their way home.”

The sexual assault happened between 3am and 4am on Sunday, July 6th. Did you see a man and woman walking in Broad Street, Northcote Street or Salisbury Street around those times, or do you recognise the description of the suspect? Witnesses or anyone with information should call DC 3247 Parkin on 101, quoting incident number 237 of July 6th. You can also call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Saturday, 12 July 2014



The Long Eaton Ladies Probus Club met at Risley Park Inn on Thursday 3rd July 2014. 43 members and one guest attended. After the business of the club was concluded we sat down to a very enjoyable lunch, the Probus prayer was read by June Oliver prior to the lunch and the raffle was drawn and won by Jean Bianchi. We were entertained by Barbara Daykin who was the speaker for this meeting. The title of her talk was " Oh Mum what have you Done?" It was based on her childhood which was not a happy one. Her early life was hard but this did not daunt her zest for life. Her life has been full of love and happiness and she put others before herself and always gave a helping hand when needed.
For her dedication and hard work she was invited to Buckingham Palace to receive the M.B.E from His Royal Highness Prince Charles. This was a proud moment in her life, a honour that was truly deserved.
The vote of thanks was given by Barbara Kenerdine. The meeting was closed by the President at 2.15 pm don't forget ladies there's no meeting in August. Our next meeting will take place on Thursday 4th September 2014 see you all there Ladies

Erewash Film Society’s next film night is Monday 21st July at 8pm at the Long Eaton Silver Prize Band Club. The 2011 movie is based on a best selling novel written in 2009. It is a delightful, unmissable, inspirational blend of poignancy and humour in a tale of four women’s extraordinary and unlikely friendship whose activities threaten society’s rules. For more information contact Fay and John Blackburn 0115 9732710 email:

The Photo shows the Branch fund Raising at Asda Store Long Eaton on Wednesday July 6th On the Photo are John Shirt and Gordon Mason Committee Members who are very committed to raising funds for the Branch along with other Members of the Branch. We are continually looking for volunteers to help our Branch anyone interested contact our Vice-Chairman on 0115 9728085 any help will be greatly appreciated . Our August Branch Meeting will be at Risley Village Hall on Thursday August 14th anyone with Parkinson’s are most welcome.
We run an Exercise Group which is most important for people with Parkinson’s also we are hoping to start a Speech Therapy Group in the near future.

The Long Eaton Chamber of Trade members enjoyed their summer social evening at Anderson's of Breaston on Friday 4th July. 25 members and guests enjoyed a relaxed evening and enjoyed listening to live music by the Underlimes.
A motor car quiz was entered with lots of enthusiasm and the winner was Michael Lucking. Lynnette and Dean along with their staff ensured to party enjoyed their wonderful food selection along with a wide variety of drinks. Neil Atkinson arrived with his challenge of "I bet you can't ride this bike for 5 yards" and no one succeeded. See photograph.

Long Eaton Round Table Tour De France For Charity
The Long Eaton Round Table members and over fifteen visitors have just completed a Tour De France, They decided a sponsored bike ride was the best way to kick start their 2014 plans to raise £10,000 for charity. Setting off from London's Tower bridge on Friday 20th June with a ferry crossing from Newhaven the gents had a short time to rest and plan the next stage of the journey, the 23 cyclists arrived in Dieppe and continued the ride at 4am with clear and cool roads, safely arriving just over halfway to Paris for an overnight stop and rest Saturday night, the final leg Sunday morning leading into Paris and finishing the ride at the Eifel tower before returning home on the waiting coach. The gents rose over £5,000 with more than half being donated to NSPCC and the balance to be donated to local projects during 2014/15.
The club is planning several events in 2014 including a 'Long Eaton Community Summer Ball' set to be the highlight of the fundraising events in September, The club is looking for local organisations and charities who need support this year, they would like to donate £461 to each good causes over the next year, also raising awareness of the number 461 which is the clubs number in the UK the club is also looking for new members who would like to socialise and raise money for charity for more info visit



Wednesday, 9 July 2014


A huge congratulations to an amazing supporter, Isaac Olding from Long Eaton, who has raised over £1,700 by wearing a dress to his Year 11 prom last week.
Isaac and his family would like to thank everyone for their generosity, they are 'completely blown away by the support'.

Isaac decided to raise money for Alzheimer's Society as he has friends and family members with dementia. Isaac and his Mum are also huge Sir Terry Pratchett fans and have been lucky enough to meet Sir Terry Pratchett and tell him about his fundraising.

If you would like to sponsor Isaac or see more pictures of him in his prom dress please visit his just giving page:  

Monday, 7 July 2014


Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman who was walking home in Long Eaton was assaulted in the grounds of a library. The 30-year-old woman had been at Manhattan’s club in the town and was walking home along Tamworth Road. A man who had been walking with the victim then forced her into the grounds of Long Eaton Library and assaulted her.
He was described as white and possibly in his mid-20s. The incident happened between 3am and 4am on Sunday, July 6th.
Police want to hear from anyone who saw the man and woman walking along Tamworth Road or the surrounding area, or who may have information on the assault.
Witnesses or anyone with information should call Derbyshire police on 101, You can also call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.


A teenager who had not been seen for a week since leaving her home has been found safe and well.  Sandra Gazikova, who has links to Derby, was reported missing from an address in Stapleford. She left her Stapleford address on the evening of Saturday, June 21st.The 14-year-old was found safe and well in Derby on Monday morning, June 30th.

Saturday, 28 June 2014


Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a teenager who went missing from her home. Sandra Gazikova was last seen at an address in The Vistas, Stapleford, Nottingham, and has links to Derby. The 14-year-old is about 5ft 4ins, of slim build, with shoulder length, wavy black hair. She left her Stapleford address on the evening of Saturday, June 21, and has not been seen since. It is thought she could be in the Derby area as she has links to the city.
Police are appealing for anyone who might have information on her whereabouts to contact them immediately on 101.


Police are appealing for witnesses to a burglary at a house in Breaston. At 3.45pm on Friday June 20th a man sneaked into premises on Sawley Road while the occupant was in the house. The intruder stole a wallet from the pocket of a jacket that had been left in the kitchen before running away. The suspect is described as being in his 40s, about 5’ 10” tall, very tanned, with black hair and a black bushy beard. Officers are appealing to anyone who saw a man matching this description in the Sawley or Draycott area to contact them on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Wednesday, 25 June 2014


Man treated for stab wounds after assault on Long Eaton canal path

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man suffered stab wounds in an assault on a canal path. The 36-year-old victim was walking along the towpath between the Derby Road bridge entrance into Long Eaton and the green pedestrian bridge when he was assaulted. He suffered one stab wound to the leg and one to the abdomen, which were not thought to be serious or life-threatening, and was treated by paramedics. Police investigating the incident – which happened at about 3.30pm on Monday, June 23 – want to hear from anyone who might have witnessed it. Anyone with information should call Derbyshire police on 101, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Police have found the body of a man in the river Trent. Police were called to Beeston Marina at 9pm on Friday evening, 20th June. It is thought to be Roderick Shaw of Long Eaton who has been missing since Sunday, June 8th. Mr Shaw's family have been informed but a positive identification has not yet taken place.



A 41 year old scooter rider was taken to hospital following a crash on Tamworth Road Long Eaton. The Lambretta he was riding crashed into a wall before bursting into flames. The accident occurred at 3.30pm on Sunday June 8th. The rider suffered a broken arm broken leg and a collapsed lung but the injuries were not life threatening. Tamworth Road remained closed until 7.45pm while firemen cleared fuel and debris from the road.


Calling all Erewash gardening fans . . . the deadline to enter this year’s Erewash in Bloom competition is fast approaching, so sharpen your shears and spruce up your baskets and make sure you register by Friday 4 July. The annual competition - the flagship project of Erewash Borough Council’s Pride in Erewash campaign - is popular with residents in all corners of the borough as well as with schoolchildren and local businesses, who all compete to be crowned a Bloom champion. This year’s competition again features a whole range of categories aimed at saluting green-fingered gardeners of all ages for their summertime displays.
Entry forms are available from Ilkeston and Long Eaton Town Halls – while entries can also be made online at
Councillor Mike Wallis, Erewash Borough Council’s Lead Member for Culture and Leisure, says:

“We expect another record-breaking year for our Erewash in Bloom competition, which remains extremely popular and always puts some real flower power into our borough. Good luck to all those taking part, let’s hope for summer sunshine and perfect growing conditions!”
Judging takes place over the summer break and an awards ceremony is held in the autumn.


Erewash councillors look set to recommend to the next meeting of Full Council that a Traffic Regulation Order be amended – the first step towards the proposed introduction of ‘transferable’ car parking tickets within the borough later this year. A report to the Council Executive meeting this week asks councillors to recommend that Full Council on 26th June agrees to change the Order. If agreed a required legal process to confirm the proposed change would then begin, with the ‘transferable’ ticket scheme expected to go ‘live’ in the late autumn. Allowing the transfer of parking tickets between the council’s car parks was initially suggested by local traders and the proposal is part of the council’s on-going commitment to helping the regeneration of the borough’s town centres. If introduced, the proposal would mean motorists could transfer their pay and display tickets on the day of purchase between car parks of the same designation only. Councillor Barbara Harrison, Erewash Borough Council’s Lead Member for Environment, says:
“This is very much the first stage of permitting ‘transferable’ tickets, something which we would hope to have in place later in the year. It would certainly offer greater flexibility and convenience for shoppers and encourage movement between different areas of the town centres.”
If the proposed change is introduced, notice boards in car parks of the same designation - long stay, short stay and cheap long stay – would be colour or symbol coded to help shoppers see which car parks they can move to using a transferable ticket. The Council Executive meeting was held at Ilkeston Town Hall on Thursday 19th June.


Police are growing increasingly concerned for the safety of Roderick Shaw who has been missing from his home in Long Eaton since Sunday June 8th. Mr Shaw (62) was last seen at his home on Peveril Crescent at about 7.30pm on Sunday by his members of his family. It is completely out-of-character for Mr Shaw to act in this way. He didn’t take his car and is not believed to have any money. Mr Shaw is 5’ 8” tall, has receding grey hair and wears glasses. Officers are appealing to anyone who has seen Mr Shaw to contact them on 101

Friday, 13 June 2014


Police are appealing for witnesses to an armed robbery at Ladbrokes on Derby Road in Long Eaton at 8.10pm on Wednesday June 11th. Three hooded men went into the betting shop and demanded money. One was armed with what appeared to be a handgun but no shots were fired and no-one was injured. The men stole cash and may have left the scene in a red car which was possibly a VW Golf.
The police investigation is at a very early stage but officers are appealing to anyone who was in the area at the time to contact them on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


Police appeal for people to be on the lookout for medication stolen in burglary.A bag of prescribed medication that could be dangerous if taken by members of the public was among items stolen from a house in Long Eaton.

Burglars took a laptop, two mobile phones and the bag of medication from a property in Wilsthorpe Road.  In the bag were blister packs of 100mg zoramorph tablets, three 100ml bottles of morphine syrup, and diazepam, amitryptiline and tolterodine tablets.
The drugs are prescribed by doctors and should not be consumed by anyone other than the person they were prescribed to.

A Derbyshire police spokesman said:
“Although the drugs were prescribed by doctors, they could be very dangerous in the wrong hands. The dosage and timing of the medication is very specific and could have serious consequences for anyone who takes them. We are appealing for anyone who finds any of the medication to call police on 101 or hand it in at a police station.”

The burglary took place between 9am on Saturday, May 24th and 9am on Tuesday, May 27th. Witnesses or anyone with information on the offence should call Derbyshire police on 101, quoting crime reference 22249/14.

You can also call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

A major Inclusive Football Festival featuring teams from across the country will be held at West Park in Long Eaton on Saturday 14th June – the biggest event of its kind in the East Midlands. Organised by Riverside Football Club, which is based at West Park, the festival will host matches for football players with disabilities and of all ages, with kick-off from 10am. Riverside was awarded both the 2013 Derbyshire FA Inclusive Club of the Year and the Erewash Sport Inclusive Club of the Year and decided to stage the 2014 festival to showcase that players of all abilities are welcome to join. Councillor Mike Wallis, Erewash Borough Council’s Lead Member for Culture and Leisure, says:
“Riverside is a fantastic Football Club and this festival is a great platform for players with disabilities from all over the country to showcase their skills and take part in a competitive tournament. It will be a great day and I would encourage people of all ages to go along as spectators and cheer on the teams – as well as enjoy the other fun attractions.” 

 The festival has been backed by Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Football Associations and Leon Taylor, the former goalkeeper with the England Cerebral Palsy Football Team, will be in attendance and will present medals and trophies. Refreshments will be available for spectators from the club’s Dug Out cafĂ© facility. Dale Bywater, Chairman of Riverside Football Club, added:
“As one of the largest FA Charter Standard Community Clubs in the East Midlands, Riverside are proud and keen to support players of all ages, abilities and genders and this Festival is a credit to all of our volunteers who give up their time, week-in, week-out.”
For more information on Riverside Football Club visit