Long Eaton Town Deal News
At the March meeting of the Long Eaton Chamber of Trade members were
given the latest information on the Long Eaton Town Deal by Richard
Ledger and Cllr Carol Hart.
Richard spoke about how many of the proposed developments could
be inspirational and a boast to the feel of the town.
He covered in some depth the Galaxy Row and associated buildings
which contains aa mixture of commercial and residential buildings.
Two developments currently moving forward, having received planning
permission, are the Stable Block which is a derelict property that
is to be brought back into us with offices and commercial spaces.
The Event field at West Park has been given approval for many
The members were also given the latest details on the Broad Street
bridge and the exciting plans for the High Street and Tamworth Road.
FREE Christmas Parking in
Long Eaton 2022
Christmas parking in the borough will
continue to be free, excepting the Long Eaton Rail station, from
10.00 am each day from Saturday 10th December 2022 until 2nd January
Our display stands, along with Chamber information leaflets, are now
on display in the
Long Eaton Town Hall.
Remembrance Day 2022 Long Eaton
Long Eaton Chamber of Trade will again support the Remembrance Day
parade and wreath bearing on Sunday 13th November 2022
in Long Eaton town centre.
The wreaths will be laid at 11:00 AM at the Cenotaph, Market
Place, Long Eaton (next to HoldenCopley).
Long Eaton Chestnut Fair 2022
The Chestnut Fair Long Eaton will take place from Thursday 17th November to
Saturday 19th November 2022 with stalls also on the
Beconsfield Car Park and in Long Eaton town centre.
Long Eaton Christmas Lights switch on 2022
Long Eaton Charity Stalls and
Christmas lights are all set for
Thursday 24th November 2022. For charity stalls
information / bookings, please contact
A good night was held at the Wilsthorpe Tavern for the Chamber's
Erewash Sound Radio presentation August 2022
At the June business meeting of the Long Eaton
Chamber of Trade the members welcomed Jeff Martin and Claire
Erewash Sound Radio when they gave details of the start and
progress that Erewash Sound has achieved
since it formation idea in 2005.
The ethics of the station is it’s local to
Erewash, a community company, all monies go back to support the
community and it is pretty much run by volunteers. They are based at
the Media centre on Vernon Street, Cotmanhay, Ilkeston.
They have recently been able to set on a part
time member thanks to a grant from the Community fund which will
enable training linked to the media
There are two frequencies to cover the Borough
which are 103.5 FM and 96.8 FM
In 2008 they applied for a licence which took
two years to get and Erewash Sound was launched in March 2010 on
96.8FM which did not cover the whole of Erewash.
Thanks to a generous grant from DHL, they were
able in 2018 to open a ”state of art training studio”
OFFCOM agreed to a second FM frequency and then
Covid hit the country and they lost lots of advertising overnight
But at this time a donation of £16,000 was received which ensured
they could purchase a new transmitter which started on the 12th
October 2020 and it gave them a much stronger coverage into Long
Eaton, Derby and Nottingham. During Covid audience listening
increased by 72%
Erewash Sound has achieved 11 National
Community awards and it includes 5 Gold awards.
The total service area has potential audiences
of 114k, plus listeners online, smart speakers and apps.
Radio advertising is considered an effective
method and 87% of listeners trust this form of communication.
Advertising rates with Erewash Sound are only
10% of the two local commercial radio stations and are very
flexible. As well as product and service features it can include
events and competitions. Packages start at just £39 a week and the
advert is on air at least 4 times a days with around 26 plays a week
and often more. All the adverts are made by a production company and
are professional, powerful and stand out from the competition.
At the end of the presentation many questions
were asked of Jeff and Claire, which gave more background to the
opportunities that advertising through Erewash Sound can give our
Michael Lucking, the chair of the Long Eaton
Chamber of Trade, thanked Jeff and Claire for Informative and
exciting opportunities for the Erewash area.
Secretary of the Long Eaton Chamber of Trade
Derbyshire Safe Place Scheme
The Long Eaton Chamber of Trade welcomed Clare
Waterfall to its October business meeting when the members were
given an insight into the Derbyshire Safe Place Scheme.
Clare said it is for adults and it had been in
operation now for 10 years and that she had taken on the
responsibility to increase to awareness the safe place scheme just
over 2 yeas ago
During the last year the number of people registered
has increased from 742 to over 1,500 and at the same time the number
of Safe Places has increased from 172 to 225
A Safe Place
is somewhere people can go it they feel scared, or lost and need
help when they are out and about. It is part of the Hate
Crime/Keeping Safe project and is supported by MacIntyre, Derbyshire
Police, Trading Standards and the Derbyshire Learning Disability
Safe Places are public buildings, in towns and communities across
Derbyshire, such as GP surgeries, pharmacies, and shops. They have
stickers in their windows so people can see that they are part of
the scheme and know they can go in and ask for help if they need to.
The staff working in a safe place knows how to help people with
learning disabilities, dementia or other difficulties that make them
Safe Place cards are available to all adults who live in Derbyshire
aged 18 or over. They have also listened to parents and carers and
reduced the age from 18 to 16 years for people with a learning
You can fill in form to get a Keep Safe Cards at
When they receive your completed form they will send you a Keep Safe
Card in the post. You should then put details on the card including
the name and phone number of a family member or carer and anything
else people might need to know. You then need to keep the card in
your wallet or purse and make sure it is taken with when going out.
The staff in the Safe
Find you somewhere safe to wait
Call your family, friends or support staff
Call the police or an ambulance if it an emergency.
For more information on
the Derbyshire Safe Places Scheme contact:
Derbyshire County Council Adult Care
County Hall, Matlock. DE4
Telephone 01692 532469 or
Presidents chain of office
At a recent meeting of the Long Eaton Chamber of Trade, past
president Michael Ato presented the Chamber with the
presidents chain of office
that goes back to 1931. Many
of the past presidents will be well known within Long Eaton and
the listed is shown
Long Eaton Chamber of Trade Christmas
Long Eaton Chamber of Trade Christmas dinner will
be held on Thursday 6th December at the Apple Tree on Elm
Eaton Chamber of Trade Summer Social 2018 - Golfing!
On Thursday 16th August 2018, members of the Long Eaton Chamber
of Trade enjoyed their summer social evening on the Pirate Golf
course at Trent Lock Golf Club.
After meeting in the club house for a welcome drink they split
up into groups of 5 and upon completion they returned to the
club house for a well earned meal.
Secretary Ray announced there was a three way tie for the
winner, and after a sudden death question Helen Geary was
declare the winner of the bottle of Red wine.
Summer Social - Long
Eaton Chamber of Trade
summer social was held at Trent
Lock Golf and Country Club, on Thursday 24th August. 21 of us
enjoyed a game on the Pirate 12-hole golf course, then a meal
afterwards in the restaurant with a prize going to Clive Smith.
Thanks to all who came along.
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Long Eaton Town Centre Competition 2017
This year's Long Eaton Chamber of
Trade town centre, free to enter competition, was again well
supported and the following winners were announced on Carnival day
in the main arena.
The first prize of a voucher for £25
to be spent in any of the participating shops went to Linda
Broughton of Long Eaton. £15 voucher to Jayne Tysoe of Sawley and
£10 voucher to Mrs E Wardle of Draycott.
The correct window entries were:-
1. The Sound of
4. Back to the
5. Indian Jones and
the Last Crusade
7. Pulp Fiction
9. Black Swan
The Chamber of Trade thanks all the
shops for their support and to Fugue Music for producing the
Name the Musical
Name of Shop Window
Wallace Jones Estate
27 Derby Road
Tracey Maid Cycles
73 Market Place
Matilda the Musical
34-36 Market Place
32 Market Place
30 Market Place
Welch the Florist
37 Market Place
Restore Your Looks
12 Market Place
66 High Street
Phantom of the Opera
Yum Yum Sweets
66a High Street
22 High Street
Long Eaton Discount
2a High Street
Jas Heaps (Stationers)
81 Main Street
79 Main Street
R B S – Railway &
73-75 Main Street
15 Tamworth Road
9 Tamworth Road
Cafe No 5
5 Tamworth Road
Beauty of the Beast
5 Tamworth Road
The Sound of Music
you to everybody who took part in this years competition. We had over 50 entries and around 60%
of them were correct. Of the others most had just one or two
The winners were: Ruby Etchells of Long Eaton who received a £25
voucher, K Bingham of Draycott who received a £15 voucher and
Jake Friend of Long Eaton who received a £10 voucher to spend at any of the participating shops.
We have received many thanks from those taking part saying it was a great idea to link it into the
Long Eaton Carnival theme and others said they were impressed with the Long Eaton Town Centre.
Eaton Chamber of Trade Annual Dinner - 11th December 2014
We enjoyed some wonderful quality food and service as well as having lots of fun and laughter along with
some in-house entertainment on Thursday 11th December. Our thanks go to Neil Atkinson who produced the
place settings in the form of a wooden plinth trophy with the logo, date and name printed onto it. Neil was also
part of the entertainment when he gave a most amusing epistle about many of the members present. This
was also printed in the Ilkeston
Advertiser, Long Eaton Website Extra and finally in the
Derby Telegraph on
FREE Christmas Parking in
Long Eaton 2014
Borough Council are offering five weeks of 24-hour FREE parking
in Erewash in a major Christmas bonus boost for shoppers and
traders. The “FREEcember” scheme will run from Monday 1st
December through to Saturday 3rd January inclusive – the most
extensive free festive parking offered by the council so far.
All the council's car
parks are part of the scheme, with the exception of the Long
Eaton Railway Station commuter's car park.
Remembrance Day 2014 in Long Eaton
The President of the Rotary
Club of Long Eaton George Mounsey (right) meets up with Ray
Terry from the Long Eaton Chamber of Trade just prior to the
Remembrance Sunday Service in Long Eaton. Also photographs of the
wreaths laid in memory at the Long Eaton War Memorial.
The Long Eaton Chamber of Trade played
its part again in this year's Long
Eaton Carnival with two events.
The four week long challenge of "What's not my Line" (see
article below) for shoppers in the Town Centre to spot items in 17
independent traders windows resulted in many entries with well over
half getting the item that is not sold within each shop / business.
The winners (and the answers!!) can be viewed below. The
picture shows Long Eaton Chamber secretary Ray Terry announcing the
Also at the Carnival the Chamber ran
3 Orienteering challenges which consisted of a Children's Challenge,
Compass Challenge and Explore West Park. This was organised by
Michael Lucking the Chamber's Chairman with support form its
Whilst many took part in all three challenges by far the most
popular was the Compass Challenge, which is an intellectual
challenge to navigate around 9 posts set in a 3m x 3m grid and
Times varied from a low of 44 seconds by Adam Hurt Brown to most in
the 1 to 2 minutes range.
All who entered learn a little more about the challenges that
What's Not My Line competition 2014 - RESULTS
answers for this years “What's not my Line” competition are as
Advert for Car
2 small figures of Lego
Sophie Kinsella Book
Knife & Fork in a cup or Nail
Crete Pocket Guide
Packet of Hot Chocolate
Silver Paper Clip
Small tube of Super Glue
Fresh Brew 80 tea bags
Black reel of cotton
Pick N Mix
Silver Paper Clip
Prize £25 voucher – Laura Beverley.
Prize £15 voucher – Elise Swain.
Prize £10 voucher – Eva Pagdin
£10 vouchers to spend at Andersons in Long Eaton went to Kayla Hye.
above winners were from Long Eaton. Thank you to everybody who took
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.
Eaton Chamber of Trade Christmas Meal 2013
The Long Eaton Chamber of Trade held
its December Christmas meeting at The
Railway Station Restaurant, Long Eaton when a party of 20 enjoyed a wonderful 3 course festive meal. A
little in-house entertainment added to the success on the
evening. Thanks go to Jennifer and staff for
ensuring that everyone enjoyed quality food in wonderful
Many of those present had not been to this local venue before and
would certainly be returning in the near future.
The Chamber of Trade always welcomes new members and all details on its
activities and achievements can be found on
Sponsorship - April 2011
The Long Eaton School recently asked the members of the Long Eaton Chamber of Trade if they or a member would consider sponsoring their 6th year football team.
Within days a member, Richard Oakes of Oakes Insurance on Derby Road Long Eaton came forward.
The photograph below show a very happy and proud team in their new kit.