Long Eaton Chamber of Trade

C/O Tobi Frames 
15, Tamworth Road 
Long Eaton 
NG10 3GG 




Long Eaton Chamber of Trade - your voice in the community












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 improvements.

The members were also given the latest details on the Broad Street bridge and the exciting plans for the High Street and Tamworth Road.

Richard Ledger, Michael Lucking and Cllr Carol Hart 

Parking sign 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 2023.

Our display stands, along with Chamber information leaflets, are now on display in the Long Eaton Town Hall.

Remembrance Day 2022 Long Eaton

The 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).

Poppy wreaths in Long Eaton

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.

Christmas Lights

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 Ray Terry rayf.terry@btinternet.com

A good night was held at the Wilsthorpe Tavern for the Chamber's Summer social.

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 Powderly from 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 local businesses. 


Michael Lucking, the chair of the Long Eaton Chamber of Trade, thanked Jeff and Claire for Informative and exciting opportunities for the Erewash area.


Ray Terry

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 Partnership Board.


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 vulnerable.


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 disability


You can fill in form to get a Keep Safe Cards at www.derbyshire.gov.uk/keepsafecard.


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 Place will:


·         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:


Safe Place

Derbyshire County Council Adult Care

County Hall, Matlock. DE4 3AG


Telephone 01692 532469 or email Safe.places@derbyshire.gov.uk

Derbyshire Safe Places scheme Clare Waterfall

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 below.

Long Eaton Chamber of Trade Presidents Chain of office

Long Eaton Chamber of Trade Christmas dinner 2018

 The Long Eaton Chamber of Trade Christmas dinner will be held on Thursday 6th December at the Apple Tree on Elm Avenue.


Long 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.

Angela Lucking, Michael Lucking, Helen Geary and Ray Terry  Long Eaton Chamber of Trade golf evening  Yo ho ho! And a bottle of Rum  Younger members of the Long Eaton Chamber of Trade enjoying golf  Long Eaton Chamber members making friends with a Pirate

Summer Social - Long Eaton Chamber of Trade

Our 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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 RESULTS: 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 Music
2. Alien
3. Beetlejuice
4. Back to the Future
5. Indian Jones and the Last Crusade
6. Moonraker
7. Pulp Fiction
8. Gladiator
9. Black Swan
10. Jaws
The Chamber of Trade thanks all the shops for their support and to Fugue Music for producing the window posters.



Name of Shop Window



Wallace Jones Estate Agents

27 Derby Road

Sunset Boulevard

Tracey Maid Cycles

73 Market Place

Matilda the Musical

Swann Menswear

34-36 Market Place

Billy Elliott

Shoe Mad

32 Market Place



30 Market Place

Miss Saigon

Welch the Florist        

37 Market Place


Restore Your Looks

12 Market Place


M.S.R Newsagents

66 High Street

Phantom of the Opera

Yum Yum Sweets                  

66a High Street



22 High Street

Les Miserables

Long Eaton Discount Furniture

2a High Street


Jas Heaps (Stationers)

81 Main Street

Jersey Boys

Ashley Peake

79 Main Street

Chorus Line

R B S – Railway & Barter Shop

73-75 Main Street


Tobi Frames

15 Tamworth Road


Fugue Music

9 Tamworth Road

Lion King

Cafe No 5

5 Tamworth Road

Beauty of the Beast

Routen Chaplin

5 Tamworth Road

The Sound of Music


Thank 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 incorrect answers.

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.


Holly berryLong 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 December 30th.

Parking sign FREE Christmas Parking in Long Eaton 2014 

Erewash 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.

Free parking happy drivers

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.

Ray Terry (Long Eaton Chamber of Trade) and George Mounsey (Long Eaton Rotary Club)

Long Eaton Chamber of Trade wreath 2014

Wreaths at Long Eaton Remembrance Day

Long Eaton Carnival 2014

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 winners. 

Ray Terry - Secretary of the Long Eaton Chamber of Trade

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 members.

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 electronically timed. 

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 Orienteering.

Long Eaton Carnival Orienteering challenge

What's Not My Line? What's Not My Line competition 2014 - RESULTS

The answers for this years “What's not my Line” competition are as follows:

  • 1          Advert for Car

  • 2          2 small figures of Lego

  • 3          Sophie Kinsella Book

  • 4          Knife & Fork in a cup or Nail

  • 5          Brown Duck

  • 6          Crete Pocket Guide

  • 7          Packet of Hot Chocolate

  • 8          Silver Paper Clip

  • 9          Small tube of Super Glue

  • 10        Fresh Brew 80 tea bags

  • 11        White Razor

  • 12        Sellotape

  • 13        Black reel of cotton

  • 14        Pick N Mix

  • 15        Hand cream

  • 16        Silver Paper Clip

  • 17        Harmonica/Mouth Organ

1st Prize £25 voucher – Laura Beverley.

2nd Prize £15 voucher – Elise Swain.

3rd Prize £10 voucher – Eva Pagdin

The £10 vouchers to spend at Andersons in Long Eaton went to Kayla Hye. All the above winners were from Long Eaton. Thank you to everybody who took part.



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.

Holly berryLong 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 surroundings.

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 our website.

Long Eaton Chamber of Trade at The Railway Station Restaurant

Long Eaton Chamber of Trade at The Railway Station Restaurant

Long Eaton Chamber of Trade at The Railway Station Restaurant

Football Team 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.

Long Eaton School 6th year football team