Musical delights for all the family

Music lovers will be able to combine the sunny weather with the sounds of brass bands this summer when Erewash Borough Council presents its hugely popular Bold as Brass series of free concerts.
 
Starting the 2018 line-up will be Ilkeston Brass Band who will be performing at Victoria Park in the town on Sunday June 3 at 2pm. 
 
Ilkeston Brass is a family orientated band with a history dating back to the 1930’s, when it was known as “The Stanton Ironworks Band”. They are a competitive 4th Section Band, based in the East Midlands Area. They will also be closing the season on Sunday August 25 at Erewash Museum.
 
Councillor Michael Wallis, Lead Member for Culture and Leisure, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for all ages to experience the sounds of real brass band music while relaxing in the beautiful parks and gardens Erewash has to offer.”
 
Full details of the concert programme are as follows:
  • Sunday 3 June - Victoria Park, Ilkeston, 2pm Ilkeston Brass
  • Sunday 10 June - West Park, Long Eaton, 2pm Long Eaton Silver Prize Band
  • Sunday 17 June - Memorial Hall, Brookside Road, Breadsall 2.30pm Stapleford Salvation Army Band
  • Sunday 1 July - St Peter’s Park Little Eaton, 2pm Belper Town Wind Band
  • Sunday 1 July - Leisure Green, off Derby Road, Draycott, 2.30pm, Rolls Royce Band
  • Sunday 8 July - Stanley Village Hall, 2pm, Derwent Valley Wind Band
  • Sunday 15 July - West Hallam Village Gardens, 2pm, Matlock Band
  • Sunday 15 July - Victoria Park Ilkeston, 6pm, Derwent Valley Wind Band                                         
  • Sunday 5 August - Duffield Close, The Green, Breaston, 2.30pm, Matlock Band                                                                                                                                             
  • Sunday 5 August - West Park Long Eaton, 2pm, South Notts Hussars Assn Band
  • Sunday 25 August - Erewash Museum Ilkeston, 2pm, Ilkeston Brass
All the events are free. Seating is limited for the outdoor concerts in West Park and Victoria Park so concert-goers are advised to take along their own chairs or blankets. 
 
In the event of bad weather the concerts at Victoria Park will be relocated to St Mary’s Church, Market Place, Ilkeston and the West Park concerts relocated to St Lawrence Church, Market Place, Long Eaton.
 

Musical delights for all the family

Music lovers will be able to combine the sunny weather with the sounds of brass bands this summer when Erewash Borough Council presents its hugely popular Bold as Brass series of free concerts.
 
Starting the 2018 line-up will be Ilkeston Brass Band who will be performing at Victoria Park in the town on Sunday June 3 at 2pm. 
 
Ilkeston Brass is a family orientated band with a history dating back to the 1930’s, when it was known as “The Stanton Ironworks Band”. They are a competitive 4th Section Band, based in the East Midlands Area. They will also be closing the season on Sunday August 25 at Erewash Museum.
 
Councillor Michael Wallis, Lead Member for Culture and Leisure, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for all ages to experience the sounds of real 

brass band music while relaxing in the beautiful parks and gardens Erewash has to offer.”
 
Full details of the concert programme are as follows:
  • Sunday 3 June - Victoria Park, Ilkeston, 2pm Ilkeston Brass
  • Sunday 10 June - West Park, Long Eaton, 2pm Long Eaton Silver Prize Band
  • Sunday 17 June - Memorial Hall, Brookside Road, Breadsall 2.30pm Stapleford Salvation Army Band
  • Sunday 1 July - St Peter’s Park Little Eaton, 2pm Belper Town Wind Band
  • Sunday 1 July - Leisure Green, off Derby Road, Draycott, 2.30pm, Rolls Royce Band
  • Sunday 8 July - Stanley Village Hall, 2pm, Derwent Valley Wind Band
  • Sunday 15 July - West Hallam Village Gardens, 2pm, Matlock Band
  • Sunday 15 July - Victoria Park Ilkeston, 6pm, Derwent Valley Wind Band                                         
  • Sunday 5 August - Duffield Close, The Green, Breaston, 2.30pm, Matlock Band                                                                                                                               
  • Sunday 5 August - West Park Long Eaton, 2pm, South Notts Hussars Assn Band
  • Sunday 25 August - Erewash Museum Ilkeston, 2pm, Ilkeston Brass
All the events are free. Seating is limited for the outdoor concerts in West Park and Victoria Park so concert-goers are advised to take along their own chairs or blankets. 
 
In the event of bad weather the concerts at Victoria Park will be relocated to St Mary’s Church, Market Place, Ilkeston and the West Park concerts relocated to St Lawrence Church, Market Place, Long Eaton.
 

New Mayor of Erewash

The new Mayor of Erewash is Councillor Chris Corbett, who was formally elected to the role for the 2018/19 civic year during Erewash Borough Council’s annual meeting last night (17 May).
 
Councillor Corbett has represented the Wilsthorpe Ward on the borough council since 1999 and was Leader of the Council from 2007 to 2017, when he stepped down to take up the role of Deputy Mayor.  He also serves on Sawley Parish Council.
 
During his mayoral year, Councillor Corbett will be supported by his wife Linda and has chosen to support two local charities during his term of office – the Erewash Canal Preservation and Development Association, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, and Erewash Voluntary Action (Community Volunteer Service).
 
Councillor Corbett, together with his wife Linda, is looking forward to representing the residents of Erewash over the next year:
 
“We are thrilled and honoured to be Mayor and Mayoress of our wonderful borough for the 2018/19 civic year and look forward to meeting the many kind-hearted residents who work so tirelessly to help others as well as contributing to the rich community spirit of our towns and villages. 
 
“We are also keen to help and encourage new and existing businesses and to promote economic regeneration throughout Erewash.”
 
Councillor Corbett was brought up in Sandiacre and enjoyed a 30-year career in banking that saw him work in Yorkshire and Scotland before returning to Erewash when he took early retirement.
 
He is a life member of the Erewash Canal Preservation and Development Association, having been at its first public meeting in 1968 and was a founder member of Sandiacre and Stapleford Round Table 981. He is now a member of Long Eaton Rotary Club.
 
Councillor Corbett and Linda have known each other for over 50 years and were married at St Helen’s Church in Stapleford.   They have two sons and four grandsons.
In their spare time they enjoy travelling and socialising with their friends and family.
 
Deacon Terry Street, of Trinity Methodist Church, Long Eaton, will be the Mayor’s Chaplain during his year in office.
 

Engineering company's precision pipeline work is celebrated with record order win

AN Ilkeston welding and engineering company is celebrating after winning its biggest ever order, which has created 50 extra jobs.
 
Rayden Engineering Limited has started work on a contract worth several million pounds. It is Principal Contractor on the project for Southern Gas Networks, a company which distributes natural and green gas to millions of homes and businesses across Scotland and the Southeast of England, and which is carrying out works in Buckinghamshire.
 
The work being done by Rayden on behalf of Southern Gas Networks involves diverting 4.5 kilometres of 600mm diameter high pressure gas pipeline plus constructing a full above ground installation (AGI) including a pressure reduction station.
 
Work being undertaken by Rayden also comprises pipeline welding, including hot-tapping (live gas operations) and deep excavation and trenchless crossings under existing infrastructure.
 
All pre-fabrication works by Rayden are being done at the company's base in Wentworth Street, Ilkeston.
 
Set up in 1979, Rayden specialises in making and installing high pressure pipework systems; and operates in specific market sectors such as the gas, oil, petrochemical and water industries.
 
The company was employing 70 staff before this latest contract, which has created an extra 50 highly-skilled jobs, some in Ilkeston but the majority on site. Most of the new positions have already been filled.
 
Rayden is experienced at working throughout the UK and abroad, to extremely high standards for businesses that are big name market leaders, including SGN, NGN, National Grid, BP, BPA, Shell, Total UK and various water companies, but regards this latest contract as a real coup which could lead to more work.
 
Managing director Richard Hayden said: “We are delighted to have won this contract, with our tender beating those of half a dozen other bidders”.
 
“It's the icing on the cake for a great start to 2018 and comes on top of a very busy order book anyway.
 
“It gives me immense pleasure to know that this specialised industry has sufficient confidence in our ability to award us this contract”.