Thursday, 17 April 2014

TRAVELLERS SET UP CAMP AT THE TOWN HALL

Two off the three vans on the Town Hall car park, washing hanging between trees and draped over bushes.

Three vans moved onto the Town Hall car park on Wednesday morning. A council worker told the Extra: "There is nothing we can do they just turned up this morning and now we need to get a court order to move them on. We cannot put up barriers because the road is a public right of way."
 
What do you think?
 

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

WITNESS APPEAL AFTER A MAN IS ATTACKED OUTSIDE CHALKIES

A man was left with injuries including a fractured skull, nose and cheekbone after an assault outside a pub. The victim had been in Chalkies, in High Street, Long Eaton, when he was threatened by a group of four men. Shortly after walking out of the venue, he was attacked by an unseen person or group, and was later taken home by taxi.
He went to Queen’s Medical Centre, in Nottingham, to be checked over and suffered injuries including a fractured skull, nose, cheekbone, eye socket, cuts, bruises and swelling.
He was kept in overnight after the assault, which happened on the evening of Saturday, April 12th. Detectives investigating the robbery want to hear from any witnesses to the assault or anyone who saw the victim during the evening.
Police also want to trace the taxi driver who took the victim from the High Street to his home address in Carlton, Nottingham. Anyone with information should call Derbyshire police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Monday, 14 April 2014

BLUES LEAGUE CUP SEMI FINAL - WEDNESDAY NIGHT

Long Eaton United’s home League Cup semi-final tie against Knaresborough Town is on Wednesday night April 16th at Grange Park. 7:45pm KO not on Tuesday as printed in the last issue of the Extra. Knaresborough knocked out Bridlington Town in the last round and are high in the NCEL Division One.
In the other tie Heanor have also been drawn at home to Eccleshill United which is due to be played 6 days later. Knaresborough Town travel to Long Eaton United on Wednesday night, hoping to repeat the giant-killings claimed against Bridlington Town and Garforth Town already this season. Town have hit a richest vein of form and after notching up their ninth league win in a row on Saturday they are dreaming of a final spot. Club spokesman Ian Pickles said: “Nobody remembers a semi-finalist. You need to be in the final and then you get some reward from it. We have go to the semis by playing some very good football against good sides and the luck has come our way.”

Sunday, 13 April 2014

PICK UP A BARGAIN

The Long Eaton Website has now added a classified ads page. Just click the tab at the top of the page. If you have an article for sale email
longeatonweb@gmail.com. There are no charges for items under £200.

Thursday, 10 April 2014

LONG EATON GREEN SURVIVES


Plans to remove the Green at Long Eaton and replace it with traffic lights have been scrapped. In April 2013 Derbyshire County Council announced that a grant of £400,000 from the Government's Cycle Safety Fund had been secured and a scheme to make Long Eaton safer for cyclists and pedestrians was to be implemented. The scheme involved removing the roundabout and replacing it with a signalised junction. In January this year a second public consultation took place at the Town Hall. The event was well attended and it was obvious that the public did not like the idea.

A spokesman for the Council said “It was clear from the consultation that local people did not want us to remove The Green so we are now looking at a reduced package of measures that will improve safety for cyclists. These measures will be put to councillors at a meeting on April 15th.”

The alternative proposals include linking the existing cycle network to new cycle lanes along the A6005 Derby and Nottingham Road, installing a toucan crossing on Derby Road just west of College Street and extending the existing 30mph speed limit out along Derby Road to just west of Parkside Avenue. These measures will be subject to a further consultation with local people and will cost £110,000.

Councillor Chris Corbett said:

“Well done to the Long Eaton Green campaigners. It goes to show what working together can achieve, by those of both Political Parties and of none. I am however unsure of the impact on traffic flow on the proposed new Toucan crossing west of College Street, but we shall have to wait and see. I am also delighted that this campaign has resulted in the likely creation of a Civic Society for Long Eaton. The Borough Council will be delighted to work with this new group on improving the environment and vitality of Long Eaton.”
 

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

WITNESS APPEAL AFTER JEWELLERY THEFT
Police are appealing for witnesses after burglars stole items including jewellery from a house in Long Eaton. The offenders broke into the Beresford Road property through a window after forcing open a side gate. Cash, cards and bags were stolen from the house along with jewellery including a silver Gucci watch, a gold chain with a pearl pendant and a necklace with blue and off-white pearls that belonged to the victim’s mother. The break-in happened between 4pm on Friday, March 21st and 6.30am on Sunday, March 23rd.
Police are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information relating to the burglary to call them on 101. You canalso call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

CHALET BREAK IN AT TRENT LOCK
Burglars who broke into a chalet at Trent Lock drank beer and ate food, before making off with cash a barbecue, fishing equipment and a Draper saw. They gained entry by breaking a window. The chalet owner reported the incident on March 26th but had not been to the property since February 7th. Anyone with information should call 101.

BENEFIT FRAUD
A Long Eaton woman who appeared at Nottingham Magistrates Court pleaded guilty to two benefits offences. The court heard that Melanie Scott, 40, failed to notify Erewash Council and the Department for Work and Pensions about a change in circumstances in that she was living with a man. She claimed housing and council tax benefit between January 9, 2012, and August 20, 2013. She also received income support between January 3, 2012, and August 20, 2013. Scott was given a community order with supervision from the probation service for six months and was ordered to pay a £60 victim surcharge.

SUSPENDED SENTENCE
A Sandiacre man has appeared before Derby Crown Court charged with causing actual bodily harm. The court heard that while Mitchell Robinson had been drinking in Long Eaton on the night of January 26th he pushed another man to the ground and punched him causing a fractured left eye socket and severe bruising. Robinson, 20, of Regent Street, Sandiacre, who played for Long Eaton United's first team, pleaded guilty and was given a 16-week prison sentence, suspended for a year. He must also carry out 180 hours of unpaid work and pay his victim £850.

Thursday, 3 April 2014

BODY IN THE CANAL - INQUEST NEXT WEEK

Mystery surrounds the death of a Long Eaton woman who’s body was found in the Erewash Canal on Tuesday. Mary Gerard had been drinking in the Harrington Arms on the corner of Leopold Street on Monday afternoon and after refusing to share a taxi with another regular left at around 6.30. At that time it was still broad daylight and another regular said they had seen her walk past the steps to the canal and down to Fletcher Street. Mary’s body was found in the canal by a dog walker at 7.30am on Tuesday. Mary, 64, who had just returned from a holiday in Egypt lived in a flat on Regent Street and was a regular customer at both the Harrington and Brennans. On Wednesday flowers had been placed on the bridge and at the side of the canal where the body had been discovered. An inquest will be opened early next week.
 
Easter fun
Erewash Borough Council has lined up a whole host of fun Easter activities and games at its leisure centres, Museum and at various locations around the borough. Mobile climbing wall, bouncy castles and soft play, arts and crafts, trampolining, ball and racquet sports are just some of the activities on offer at West Park Leisure Centre, Rutland Sports Park and Sandiacre Friesland Sports Centre from Monday 14th to Friday 25th April for 4 - 14 year olds.
Easter fun at Erewash Museum begins with Animal Week on Monday 14 to Thursday 17 April with free animal themed crafts and competitions. On Monday 14 April the ever-popular Wildlife Workshops return bringing their collection of cute and creepy pets. Booking is essential for the Workshops and a small charge of £1.50 per child will be made. From Tuesday 22nd to Friday 25th April drop in any day for free Robin Hood themed crafts and activities, and on Thursday 24th April learn the tricks of archery. Councillor Mike Wallis, Erewash Borough Council’s Lead Member for Culture and Leisure, says:
“The Holiday Club Easter activity programme has something for all the family so pick up your copy today and plan a fun, action-packed school half term.”
The Holiday Club Easter Activity Programme is available from all four leisure centres, Erewash Museum and Ilkeston and Long Eaton Town Hall receptions. For more information about the Holiday Club please visit
 
Feel the Easter Vibe
The ever-popular Vibe programme of exciting free activities for young people aged 10 to 19 years is taking place during the Easter half term at key locations across Erewash. Organised by Erewash Community Safety Partnership, there will be a range of free activities each day from 14 to 25 April - including multi-sports, music and dance by ‘Baby People’, arts and crafts and Erewash Borough Council’s mobile climbing wall and skatepark. Sessions will run each day (excluding Good Friday and Bank Holiday Monday) from either 2pm-4pm for 10-14 year olds and 6pm-8pm for young people aged 15-19 years.
Locations include Kirk Hallam, Cotmanhay, Sandiacre, Sawley and the Petersham area of Long Eaton. Councillor Carol Hart, Erewash Borough Council’s Lead Member for Community Engagement and Chairman of Erewash Community Safety Partnership, says:
“A key priority of the Partnership is to tackle anti-social behaviour and the activities are aimed at providing a diversion for young people and to enable them to meet others in their age group and organisations which can provide support.”
Full details of exact locations and activities on offer can be found at
 
Run the Erewash 5K
Serious and casual joggers are being urged to dust off the trainers and shape up to take part in this year’s Erewash Jog Derbyshire 5K event on Saturday 10th May. Erewash Borough Council’s Sport and Health Development Team has joined forces with the Jog Derbyshire Project to host the event, with the course again based within West Park at Long Eaton. The race will start at 9.30am and is open to runners of all abilities over the age of 14 (young people aged 14-16 must be accompanied by a running adult). Entry is £5 and entry forms and an online entry facility can be found at
www.stuweb.co.uk/race/HK The 5K run will be the centerpiece of a celebration morning that will also include activities for children and a free family 1K fun run that will start at 10.30am. Councillor Mike Wallis, Erewash Borough Council’s Lead Member for Culture and Leisure, says:
“Now in its third year, the event continues to grow in popularity and provides a wonderful family-friendly experience for everyone as well as serious competition for those taking part in the 5K event. There are prizes for the fastest male and female and everyone taking part will receive a finishers’ medal and a great sense of achievement.
Places for the 5K event are limited to 200 and in recent years has quickly sold out so don’t delay book your place now to avoid disappointment!”

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

BODY FOUND IN CANAL

A woman’s body has been found in the Erewash Canal at Long Eaton. A member of the public walking a dog called police at 07.30 this morning after spotting the body in the canal near Derby Road Bridge Long Eaton. A witness told the Extra: “There were police everywhere when I passed in my car.”
The body was under a cover on the towpath and forensic officers were at the scene. A Derbyshire Police spokesman said: “The investigation is in the early stages. We are currently trying to determine the circumstances surrounding her death.
It is believed the the 64-year-old woman was from the Long Eaton area. Police are awaiting formal identification of the body.

pics by John Hornby
 
 
 

JEWELLERY STOLEN

Witness appeal after jewellery is stolen from Long Eaton home. Police are appealing for
witnesses after burglars stole items including jewellery from a house in Long Eaton. The offenders broke into the Beresford Road property through a window after forcing open a side gate. Cash, cards and bags were stolen from the house along with jewellery including a gold chain with a pearl pendant, and a necklace with blue and off-white pearls that belonged to the victim’s mother. The break-in happened between 4pm on Friday, March 21st and 6.30am on Sunday, March 23rd.
Police are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information relating to the burglary to call them on 101. You can also call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

SPORT RELIEF FUN

 
The staff at the Dovedale Before and After School Club had lots of fun raising money and getting active for sports relief! The children completed running games and activities outside on the grass. They also had fun creating their own moves on a dance mat. Manager Bernadette Cobb says " The children all had a wonderful afternoon and made lots of effort to look the part in their sporty clothes. We all spoke about the charities and good causes that their money raised will go to help." For more information about the before and after school club or holiday care please call Bernadette on 07972669378.

FEEL THE EASTER VIBE

The ever-popular Vibe programme of exciting free activities for young people aged 10 to 19 years is taking place during the Easter half term at key locations across Erewash. Organised by Erewash Community Safety Partnership, there will be a range of free activities each day from 14 to 25 April - including multi-sports, music and dance by ‘Baby People’, arts and crafts and Erewash Borough Council’s mobile climbing wall and skatepark. Sessions will run each day (excluding Good Friday and Bank Holiday Monday) from either 2pm-4pm for 10-14 year olds and 6pm-8pm for young people aged 15-19 years.
Locations include Kirk Hallam, Cotmanhay, Sandiacre, Sawley and the Petersham area of Long Eaton. Councillor Carol Hart, Erewash Borough Council’s Lead Member for Community Engagement and Chairman of Erewash Community Safety Partnership, says:
“A key priority of the Partnership is to tackle anti-social behaviour and the activities are aimed at providing a diversion for young people and to enable them to meet others in their age group and organisations which can provide support.”Full details of exact locations and activities on offer can be found at

Friday, 28 March 2014

CLAIRE AND ELAINE

 Claire Borton and Elaine Green have been friends since they were 2 years old, and they’ve gone through a lot of major events together over the years. They were neighbours on the same street in Long Eaton, attended the same Playgroup, dance school, Infant school, junior school and even senior school.





They spent their 20’s enjoying many nights out and weekends away together. Claire even did the best man’s speech at Elaine’s wedding! Then in 2008, Elaine had her second child, a little boy called Samuel. There were complications at the birth and at 12 weeks old Samuel was diagnosed with several life limiting conditions. Quadriplegic cerebral palsy, epilepsy, scoliosis of the spine and global developmental delay, he is also registered blind and unable to walk or talk and requires around the clock care and takes many medications on a daily basis. Samuel has undergone 5 operations to date and there are plans for a 6th operation and Samuel has only just turned 6, he is such a brave little boy and has been given the nickname SUPERSAMAfter losing 2½ stone Claire was looking for something to Challenge herself and decided on a 10k race. Having never done anything like this before it’s a major Challenge in itself especially as Claire is asthmatic. Claire then discovered that Elaine was trying to raise funds for a specialised chair for Samuel, so decided to ask Elaine if she could help raise the funds by doing the run for Samuel, Elaine is not the type to seek charity but she finally agreed.



Claire then suggested to Elaine that they do it together, having done most other major events together, Elaine somewhat nervously agreed. Elaine faces daily challenges with Samuel and Claire just wants to help towards making one of those challenges a little easier. The custom designed chair is called a p-pod, which is comfortable whilst giving Samuel the correct support in areas where it’s needed. Samuel can not sit normally on a sofa due to many factors of his condition; he has to use his wheelchair to sit in around the house, which can get very uncomfortable for him, so getting the p-pod will make a massive difference to Samuel and because it will be on wheels can be moved easily from room to room.

Claire & Elaine will be raising money through sponsorship forms and a live donation link
www.justgiving.com/yimby/SUPERSAM1 which is live until 19th April 2014. The 10k race they will be running is on Easter Monday 21st April 2014 at Wollaton park and they are hoping for lots of friends and family to come along and support them.

Sunday, 23 March 2014

LOST RING

After leaving the White House.. Sawley at lunchtime on Wednesday 19th March I lost a dress ring I was wearing which was of great sentimental value.It was a gold ring with a white/pink claw set cloudy opal stone in the middle.If anyone has information leading to recovery I would be extremely grateful......lost between White House Restaurant and Draycott Road area...reward offered....phone 07546 236 066..thank you

Friday, 21 March 2014

TWO BURGLARIES IN LONG EATON

* A burglary took place on Hillside Drive Long Eaton on Wednesday 19th March between 9.50am and 1pm. The offender forced open a rear window and after searching the premises left with jewellery including five rings. Crime 11421/14.

* On the same day a house on Woodside Crescent was broken into between 6.45am and 5pm. The offender gained entry by forcing open a rear door and took a laptop. Crime 11467/14.

If you have any information or saw anything suspicious contact the Volume Crime Team on 101, quoting the relevant crime number.

Thursday, 20 March 2014

FOREST v DERBY - THIS SUNDAY - AT LONG EATON

FREE ENTRY FOR LEGENDS MATCH

Kevin Hector
Roger Davies
Des Walker
 
 











Long Eaton United will be hosting a Nottingham Forest v Derby County Legends match at Grange Park on Sunday 23rd of March 2014, a day after both Championship teams meet. The event promises to be an excellent day out for all the family whether your fans of the Rams, Tree's or another team. Its free entry for all and money raised on the day will go towards Sport Relief 2014. Get down Grange Park and enjoy the game! Currently confirmed players

Nottingham Forest:
Des Walker, David Johnson, Jason Lee, Ian Breckin, Craig Armstrong.
Derby County:
Roger Davies, Dick Pratley, Trevor Hebberd, Jason Kavanagh, Mark Edworthy, Graham Harbey
Neil Bailey, Michael Johnson, Craig Ramage, Kevin Hector, Tommy Johnson, Lee Carsley, Rory Delap, Rob Kozluk

BIRDS SHOT AT

BIRDS SHOT AT IN SANDIACRE AND LONG EATON

Police are appealing for information following several reports of birds being shot at. On Sunday, February 23rd at around 11.00am, a member of the public saw a group of youths with a yellow catapult hanging around the Hall Drive area of Sandiacre. The person also reported finding a decapitated blackbird.

Around 3pm on Tuesday, March 4, two separate reports saw three young men using slingshots around the canal on the Broxstowe side in Long Eaton. It is believed they were trying to target and kill birds. They are described as being of large build and were wearing dark trousers and wellingtons.
Two of them were wearing camouflage jackets and the other one was wearing a fleece jacket and a woolley hat. They were also described as having four Patterdale dogs and an Irish wolfhound. PCSO Laura Buchanan from the Sandiacre Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team said:
" The two separate incidents are not believed to be connected but we are appealing for witnesses or any information surrounding either of these two episodes. This is terrible not only for the poor animals being targeted but also for members of the public who happen to come across a bird or animal that has been hit. Please contact our team straightaway if you have any knowledge about who these people are or if you see this type of activity taking place in the neighbourhood."

Alan Charles, Derbyshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, has said that tackling wildlife crime is a priority within his police and crime plan, he said: “Any form of cruelty, whether it is against people, animals or birds is totally unacceptable and we need information to help us tackle it.

“I’ve made it clear that wildlife and rural crime is a priority within our agreed local policing plan but it’s really important that people report any concerns to the police. If they prefer they can contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, which just this week has launched a campaign to raise awareness of rural and wildlife crime.”

To contact the Sandiacre policing team please call: 101 in an emergency always call: 999

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT

The Rendezvous CafĂ© has been under new management since the middle of February. The editor called in yesterday for breakfast. Two full slices of toast fried English breakfast and a mug of tea £4.50. Very nice. They are currently open from 7am until 4pm.

DAS TABLETOP SALE
The Tabletop sale in aid of Derbyshire Advocacy Service raised £39.73. Simon Ratcliffe Board Member said:  “I would like to thank all those that came along to support the event and St Lawrence Church for the use of their hall”
Anybody interested in supporting the organisation that was unable to attend can do so by texing DAS and two zeros plus an amount of donation up to £10 to 70070  If you are interested in being a fund raising volunteer for Derbyshire Advocacy Service Please contact (01332) 206505.

BURGLARY ON TAMWORTH ROAD

A burglary has taken place on Tamworth Road, Long Eaton, on Saturday 15th March between 1am and just after midnight. The offender removed the glass from a rear window to gain access. A search was made throughout and items taken include a PS3, an iPad Mini and two laptops. If you have any information or saw anything suspicious contact the Volume Crime Team on 101, quoting crime number 10891/14.