Magic At The Museum
An action-packed Holiday Club activity programme of non-stop fun and games has been lined up for a summer celebration throughout the school holidays.
Erewash Borough Council’s Holiday Club is always a big hit with youngsters and will again offer a whole range of activities for children aged 5-14 years throughout the school break between Monday 27 July and Friday 4 September.
Entertainment and a whole range of activities are among the summer fun on offer at all four of the council’s leisure centre - West Park Leisure Centre, Long Eaton; Sandiacre Friesland Sports Centre; and Ilkeston’s Victoria Park Leisure Centre and Rutland Sports Park.
In addition, Erewash Museum will once again host its popular themed weeks through the school holiday.
Councillor Mike Wallis, Erewash Borough Council’s Lead Member for Culture and Leisure, says:
“It’s summer holiday time and we are delighted to once again be offering non-stop activities across the borough to keep children entertained and active throughout.”
A copy of the Holiday Club guide can be picked up from any of the four leisure centres, Erewash Museum or from Ilkeston and Long Eaton Town Hall receptions. It can also be downloaded at www.erewash.gov.uk/theholidayclub
Free One-Hour Parking Extended
Erewash Borough Council’s free one-hour parking scheme in town centre car parks will be extended until October while a full review of its impact on high street regeneration is carried out.
Councillors agreed on Thursday (25th) that the all-party Scrutiny Committee should evaluate all aspects of the trial scheme – particularly its impact on town centre trade and the financial cost to the council.
The Full Council meeting was told that more than 341,000 free one-hour tickets were issued between 5 January and 31 May this year - but councillors were also told that the pilot scheme has had an impact on the council’s income.
Free one hour parking was launched in January as a six month pilot and has cost the council £91,000 so far, with an estimated £60,000 further loss of income between now and October.
Councillor Garry Hickton, Erewash Borough Council’s Lead Member for Environment, says:
“It is right that we extend the scheme for a further three months to give the all-party Scrutiny Committee time to analyse the consultation and survey data gathered and also look at the considerable effect the scheme has had on our income. We can afford it in the short term as a one-off from our contingency budget, but the all-party review will need to look at how it can be sustained in the long term.”
The results of the review will go to the Full Council meeting on 15 October.