Sandiacre Parish Council

Community News and Events

Why not submit details of your local Club or Society's forthcoming events for inclusion on the site? Simply email details to the Parish Clerk.

Whilst the Parish Council is pleased to acknowledge the many community groups, etc. active in the Parish, the inclusion of an event on this site does not imply any endorsement by the Parish Council, it's employees or agents.

Sandiacre Memorial Institute

19a Doncaster Avenue

In light of the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and ongoing Government advice, Sandiacre Memorial Institute is CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE to encourage social distancing and safeguard the community.

This is a precautionary measure to ensure the safety and well-being of our staff, visitors and volunteers, which is our number one priority.

You are welcome to contact us to discuss your future events. However, as you will understand, we cannot make definite arrangements for bookings at this time.

We apologise for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience and support, but you will appreciate this is out of our control.

We hope to re-open again soon.

Management Board of Trustees


Citizens Advice Bureau

Helping Derbyshire people escape fuel poverty

National funding has been secured to offer an extensive programme of energy advice to help people out of fuel poverty, improve well-being and reduce energy arrears and debt.

Public advice sessions, fuel focus events, free energy awareness training for local organisations and energy advice to vulnerable residents.

To discuss a training event for your organisation or for more information on the energy advice service, contact Ian McKinley at ian.mckinley@ddcab.org.uk or tel: 07562 687876.

Download the leaflet for details of the Adviceline


Erewash Voluntary Action

Erewash Voluntary Action's Volunteer Centre is currently providing the following services:

  • Buddy scheme to support those who have not left their home for some time and have lost confidence to go out.
  • Shopping cover for those who are unable to get out to pick up their provisions and have no-one to help.
  • Prescription collections whereby deliveries are not taking place or no-one to pick up for individuals.
  • A friendly telephone call for anyone feeling isolated and lonely who may not have anyone ringing them or carers helping.

If you feel you need any of the above please call your GP Surgery Care Co-ordinator or Social Worker if you have one to refer you.

Download a pdf flyer with details of the Buddy Scheme.


Free Online Adult Learning Courses

Fancy picking up a new skill or hobby this month?

Bookings are now open for a range of free online adult education courses that are being run by Derbyshire County Council throughout September.

From yoga to learning a new language, there’s something for everyone!

All you need is a laptop, tablet or smart phone with internet access.

Learners will be provided with a list of materials or equipment they need for each session.

Courses are provided free for Derbyshire (UK) residents.

Places are likely to book up fast, so visit the Derbyshire County Council website to find the course for you and register your place .


Long Eaton 50 Plus Computer Group

During the Social Distancing provisions for Covid-19, Long Eaton 50 Plus Computer group is continuing to meet via Zoom on Mondays at 10.45am for upwards of one hour.

Members of other Derbyshire 50 Plus groups and councillors from Derbyshire (local and County) are welcome to join for as long or as little of the session as they wish.

There is no agenda although the main subjects covered focus on computer issues.

Please contact Steven Elliott at steven.elliot4@ntlworld.com for more details.


Comic Relief Community Fund

The Comic Relief Community Fund (England) is offering grants to grassroots community organisations with an income of less than £250,000.

Funding is available to help you develop your organisation through a Capacity Building Grant or to deliver projects through a Project Delivery Grant.

Find out how to apply for funding


Sandiacre Lock Cottages

Enjoy a visit to the historic Sandiacre Lock Cottages.

Barge moored at Sandiacre Lock CottagesThe cottages are normally open at least once a month throughout the year.

Opening dates and other information about Sandiacre Lock Cottages


Would you pass a Digital MOT?

To help people feel safe and secure when they’re online, Derbyshire County Council are launching a brand new Digital MOT service.

It’s an online risk assessment tool that has been designed to help people review their online safety and identify any actions they can take to protect themselves.

All you have to do is answer a few simple questions about your online habits and you’ll be able to see the most important steps you can take to avoid falling victim to cyber-scammers.

Complete the Digital MOT