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The great British tree giveaway!

It’s tree-mendous!  Erewash Borough Council is once again hosting its popular Free Tree event, the town centre giveaway when local residents can pick up some free trees for their gardens.The council’s flagship Pride in Erewash campaign is behind the annual bonanza, which sees stalls set up in both Ilkeston and Long Eaton town centres – with residents of the borough able to claim up to FIVE free trees per household. 

Leaders Diary - October 2013

Welcome to the third edition of my regular monthly column for the Erewash Conservatives Website.Much of my focus during October has been on producing the Conservative submission to the Boundaries Commission regarding ward boundaries and names, following their decision that Erewash will have 47 Councillors, a reduction of 4, with effect from the next Borough elections in May 2015. The Commission have called for ideas on how the various wards should look like and the closing date for this exercise is 11 November. They will then give this matter a lot of thought and publish a draft decision on the warding arrangements in February 2014. There will then be a further consultation period before a final decision is made. 

Leaders Diary - October 2013

Welcome to the third edition of my regular monthly column for the Erewash Conservatives Website.Much of my focus during October has been on producing the Conservative submission to the Boundaries Commission regarding ward boundaries and names, following their decision that Erewash will have 47 Councillors, a reduction of 4, with effect from the next Borough elections in May 2015. The Commission have called for ideas on how the various wards should look like and the closing date for this exercise is 11 November. They will then give this matter a lot of thought and publish a draft decision on the warding arrangements in February 2014. There will then be a further consultation period before a final decision is made.

Recycling week for Cotmanhay

Conservative led Erewash Borough Council’s campaign to increase recycling rates in Cotmanhay continues with a ‘Recycling Week’ starting Monday 30 September.

Leaders Diary - September 2013

Welcome to the second edition of my regular monthly column for the Erewash Conservatives Website. The last report was certainly well received and I am grateful to those who commented favourably.Last month I closed with the Erewash Triathlon and I should like to congratulate all those who took part. I am sure the first man and woman home will be looking forward to taking part in the Frankfurt Triathlon as part of the team from our twin town of Langen. We are lucky in Erewash to have active Twinning Associations in both Long Eaton and Ilkeston and we are looking forward to our friends from Romorantin Lathanay, Chalons-en-Champagne and Langen coming to Erewash in their turn.

Erewash Jobs Fair 2013

Jessica Lee MP will be hosting the second annual Erewash Jobs Fair on September 12th 2013.

Breaston Parish By-Election Success!

Erewash Conservative Association would like to congratulate Peter Pepios on being elected as Parish Councillor in Breaston.

Erewash MP Praises Work of Social Centre

Erewash MP Jessica Lee recently visited the Happivale Social Centre in Long Eaton, where she took part in Fun Day aimed at raising funds for the centre.

Love your town – It’s not an ashtray

Erewash Borough Council is launching a ‘Love your town – anti cigarette littering campaign’ to raise awareness and reduce the amount of cigarette litter around the borough.