Brown bin collections end for winter

Erewash residents are reminded that garden waste collections are coming to an end for the winter months.
 
Residents in the north of the borough – Ilkeston and surrounding areas – will have their last brown bin collections week commencing Monday 30 November. In the south – Long Eaton and surrounding areas – the last collections will be week commencing Monday 7 December.
 
Residents will once again be able to use brown bins to put out their recyclable waste until garden waste rounds resume in the spring.
 
Councillor Garry Hickton, Erewash Borough Council’s Lead Member for Environment, says:
 
“It’s been a particularly busy year for our brown bin service with people spending most of the year at home and using the time to tend to their gardens while enjoying being outside and active.
 
“It’s the last couple of weeks for the season now, so we would urge residents to make the most of one last garden tidy up in a year that has been like no other.

Brown bins – last collections

Erewash Borough Council has confirmed the dates for its last garden waste collections for 2020 – collections are always temporarily withdrawn during the winter months.
 
Residents in the NORTH of the borough – Ilkeston and surrounding areas – will have their last brown bin collections week commencing Monday 30 November. The last collections in the SOUTH – Long Eaton and surrounding areas – will be week commencing Monday 7 December.
 
Councillor Garry Hickton, Erewash Borough Council’s Lead Member for Environment, says:
 
“Gardening has seen a huge rise in popularity this year, with many of us becoming a nation of green-fingered enthusiasts regularly filling our garden waste bins, but the good news is there is still plenty of time to carry out those final tasks as our free garden waste collections will continue into late November and early December.”
 
When garden waste collections end for the season, Erewash residents can use their brown bin for their recyclable waste until the garden waste rounds resume next year.
 

HAVE YOUR SAY HERE!

Long Eaton Town Deal Website

Long Eaton residents are being urged to step up and take part in a landmark four-week public consultation that will help shape the next chapter in the town’s rich history. 
 
The survey, launched this week, is seen as one of the most important in the regeneration and development of Long Eaton as the town prepares its bid for up to £25m of funding as part of the government’s Town Deal initiative.
 
The bid is being led by the Long Eaton Town Deal Board, which confirmed this week that the views of local residents are ‘absolutely vital’ if the town is to seize one of the biggest opportunities in a lifetime.
 
Over the next four weeks, residents have the chance to give their views on specific proposals which have been developed following comments received in a first consultation earlier this year. Suggested projects include possible changes to the design of the High Street, improvements to the town centre junctions (The Green and the Asda/Tesco roundabout), a new canal bridge from West Park directly onto the towpath and a range of new cultural ideas.
 
Richard Ledger, Chair of the Long Eaton Town Deal Board, said it is now up to local residents of all ages to take part and get behind a bid that will be innovative and help shape the town’s future for generations to come:
 
“To be chosen as one of the towns in line for funding is an incredible achievement and I’d like to thank all those who gave their views in the first public consultation back in the summer. We listened to your views, your ideas and now we have this second, much more detailed consultation, which is just as important – if not more so. Once again we urge you to take the time to tell us your thoughts and be a part of this unique opportunity.”
 
His comments were backed by Councillor Carol Hart, Leader of Erewash Borough Council and Vice-Chair of the Long Eaton Town Deal Board:
 
“This is a fantastic opportunity for the residents of Long Eaton and it is important that everyone who is able does have their say in the consultation. Your opinions about the future of our thriving town are crucial in deciding what projects will go ahead and help transform Long Eaton for years to come. It’s only by working together that we can achieve the best, so please take part.”
 
Erewash MP Maggie Throup, who is also a Board member, added:
 
“I absolutely share the rallying call to Long Eaton residents – this is your chance to help the Board win the best financial deal possible from this excellent government scheme. This is such an important opportunity for the town and I am proud to serve on the Board and will do everything I can to achieve success.”
 
The views of local people are a vital element in putting together the Town Investment Plan bid which has to be submitted in January 2021.
 
The Town Board will be able to put forward project proposals totalling up to £25 million as part of its Investment Plan. The exact amount offered, however, will depend on the total of all the projects that are assessed by the government as viable.
 
To take part in the consultation visit www.erewash.gov.uk/haveyoursay or request a printed copy to be mailed out to you by calling 0115 907 2244.
 

Doing what is right for Erewash

Erewash residents have been urged to continue to play their part in the fight against the coronavirus as the borough faces its first full week in the government’s Tier 2 high alert category.
 
The borough’s move to the high Covid alert level was announced by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock, and came into force on Saturday at 12.01am after a surge in Coronavirus cases. 
 
Erewash Borough Council has appealed to residents to take the ‘high alert’ level seriously and follow the tighter ‘lockdown’ rules to help stop the spread of the virus.
 
Councillor Carol Hart, Leader of the Council, has told residents that while the news is disappointing, moving to the higher level was ‘absolutely the right thing to do’.
 
“We all need to see this as a wake-up call and must pull together to reverse the numbers and work together to keep each other safe,” she says.
 
“I understand some people don’t agree with the restrictions, but my appeal is that right now it is crucial that we are one united community that takes our responsibilities seriously. We must think of others, particularly the vulnerable.
 
“It’s going to be a challenging winter, but we do not want to see Erewash move to the highest Tier 3 alert. We can all do our best to stop that by following the guidelines.”
 
The government’s extra restriction on Erewash are due to be reviewed after four weeks. Full details on the restrictions and three-tier levels can found at the government’s website www.gov.uk 
 

Funding help available

Erewash Borough Council is once again offering help towards worthy causes across the borough through its Community Grants Scheme.
 
Voluntary groups and organisations are being encouraged to apply now for up to £2,000 and the council is particularly keen to support projects and initiatives that are helping the local community.
 
The grants scheme has helped hundreds of local groups and sporting organisations over the years and the release of the latest funds is to support all the vital charity and voluntary work that is going on right now in the area.
 
Erewash Borough Council’s Lead Member for Community Engagement, Councillor Val Clare, says:
 
“Grants are awarded for many projects that help Erewash and in the past funds have been released to community groups, pre-school groups, churches, village halls and organisations that offer support in countless ways to both the young and old. This year in particular has seen the need for help increase as communities rally together to provide care and assistance for those who may be struggling due the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.” 
 
The council wants to hear from as many organisations as possible ahead of the closing deadline of 5.30pm Wednesday 16 December 2020.
 
Full details of the scheme, and the EBC Community Grants Funding Policy, can be found at erewash.gov.uk/community-grants
Anyone wanting advice on how to apply can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
EBC’s Community Grants Scheme is unable to provide funding to any community group that has received a grant award within the last 12 months.