Long Eaton Chamber of Trade

c/o Erewash Voluntary Action
Granville Avenue
Long Eaton
Derbyshire
NG10 4HD

Tel: 0115 939 1071

info@longeatonchamber.org.uk

 

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LONG EATON CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCH ON (2017)

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The Long Eaton Chamber of Trade is once again working in conjunction with Erewash Borough Council co-ordinating the charity stalls on Thursday 30th November 2017 when our Mayor switches on the Christmas lights in Long Eaton at 7.00pm. We look forward to seeing you and your families there! 

 

LONG EATON CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCH ON (2015)

The Long Eaton Chamber of Trade once again organised the charity stalls at the 2015 switching on of the Christmas lights on Thursday 26th November. They also ran a competition for a youngster from Brooklands Primary school to assist the Mayor of Erewash Councillor Val Custance with the switching on of the lights. It was was won by Chloe Allen with the slogan “I want to switch on the Long Eaton Christmas Lights because I met the real Santa Clause in Lapland last year."

Chloe and her family were welcomed at the Town Hall prior to the event and was presented with a framed certificate from Michael Lucking the Chair of the Chamber of Trade and a present from our Mayor.

Mayor of Erewash Councillor Val Custance and Chloe Allen switch Long Eaton christmas lights on 

Michael Lucking, Chloe Allen, Mayor of Erewash Councillor Val Custance

Chloe Allen with the Mayor of Erewash Councillor Val Custance

This year there were 16 charity stalls which included a few new charities and the following comments have been received following the event.

“Thanks for all your help with the switch on event and it all appeared to go very smoothly and we did very well I am pleased to say.”    Mary Boen Chair of Long Eaton of Long Eaton RNLI.

“My manager has asked me to email you and let you know that we managed to raise just over £500 for clic sergeant. If Long Eaton Wetherspoons is still trading in Long Eaton this time next year we will be interested in booking another stall”   Claire Kerry

“The people of Long Eaton were fantastic and they seem to share between all the stalls, so I think they all benefit from their generosity”   Richard Foster

“We had a brilliant evening with lots of children meeting Santa. I think it was a well organised family event and one the RSPCA looks forward to each year”   Belinda

“For the last few years we have done the Christmas light switch and we thoroughly enjoy getting involved. A brilliant atmosphere and a good start to our Christmas charity”   Marie store manager of Long Eaton Specsavers

“As ever everyone involved had a great time. The sea cadets stall did very well selling out of our bears and a lot of home made cakes and biscuits. Again the event was well organised and went off without a hitch. The Long Eaton Sea Cadets look forward to next year’s event”   Kevin Chatterley

 

LONG EATON CHRISTMAS LIGHTS (2014)

The Long Eaton Chamber of Trade once again worked in conjunction with Erewash Borough Council co-ordinating the Charity Stalls on Thursday 27th November 2014 when our Mayor switched on the Christmas lights in Long Eaton at 7.00pm.

 

LONG EATON CHRISTMAS LIGHTS (2013)

The switching on of the Long Eaton Christmas lights was held on Thursday 28th November and again proved to be a great night for all who attended with lots to see and do.

The Long Eaton Chamber of Trade once again organised the charity stalls and provided a local youngster to assist the Mayor with the switching on of the Christmas lights at 7.00pm.

Kai Glover (aged 6) from the Longmoor School, along with his parents joined the Mayor of Erewash Cllr Val Clare at the Long Eaton Town Hall.  Kai received a gift from the Mayor and a certificate from the Chairman of the
Chamber of Trade, Michael Lucking.

Kai's winning slogan was I want to switch on Long Eaton's Christmas lights because "I want to light up Long Eaton so Santa can see it". Just before switching on the Christmas Lights he bravely, via the microphone, told everyone his winning slogan.

This year there were 18 charity stalls with 3 on the High Street and the remainder on the Market Stalls.  They all report raising very useful money for their various groups.  Yes, Long Eaton was alive again at the start of the Christmas festivities.

Kai Glover and Mayor of Erewash Cllr Val Clare

Ray Terry, Kai Glover, The Mayor of Erewash Cllr Val Clare, michael Lucking

Kai Glover switching the Long Eaton Christmas lights on

Long Eaton Charity Stalls

LONG EATON CHRISTMAS LIGHTS (2012)


On Thursday 29th November the Long Eaton Chamber of Trade organised a youngster to assist with the switching on of the Long Eaton Christmas Lights.

This year the winner was Jamie Goodband from the Grange School, Long Eaton whose winning entry was - I want to switch on Long Eaton Christmas lights because "I really love Long Eaton and I'm cheaper than JLS"

Jamie along with her parents and sister were guests at the Long Eaton Town Hall when she received a certificate from the Chamber of Trade and a gift from the Mayor of Erewash Cllr Jennifer Hulls.

The Chamber also arranged for 17 charity Christmas stalls to be part of the evening and business was brisk on the old Market Place.

Jamie Goodband with Mayor Cllr Jennifer Hulls

Reindeer at the Long Eaton Christmas light switch on

Jamie Goodband switching on Long Eaton Christmas lights

LONG EATON CHRISTMAS LIGHTS (2011)

The winner of the 2011 Long Eaton Christmas Light switch on competition was Emma Louise Ellis who is a pupil of the Harrington Junior School, Long Eaton.

Mayor Kevin Miller and Emma Louise Ellis

Emma Louise Ellis with Mayor of Erewash Councillor Kevin P Miller.

Mayor Kevin Miller, Emma Louise Ellis and MP Jessica Lee

Mayor of Erewash Councillor Kevin P Miller, Emma Louise Ellis and MP for Erewash, Jessica Lee.

 

LONG EATON CHRISTMAS LIGHTS (2010)

 

The Long Eaton Chamber of Trade ran a competition for a junior school youngster to assist the Mayor of Erewash, Councillor Robert Parkinson, in the switching on of the Town's Christmas Lights.

The winner, Lauren Fletcher, from Sawley Junior School was presented a certificate from the Chamber of Trade and a gift from the Mayor. Lauren's winning entry read "I want to switch on Long Eaton's Christmas lights because my family and friends say I light up their lives"

Lauren attended the Town Hall presentation by the Mayor and then travelled in the civic car along with Santa to perform the switch on of the lights.

Santa's goodies were sponsored by both Tesco and Erewash Borough Council.

Mayor of Erewash Councillor Robert Parkinson, Lauren Fletcher and the Mayoress of Erewash

Lauren Fletcher switching on Long Eaton Christmas Lights 2010

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Long Eaton town centre Christmas Tree and lights

Santa in Long Eaton

MP Jessica Lee and Lauren Fletcher

Jo Mehmet (Community Champion at Tesco Long Eaton), Lauren Fletcher and Mrs. Clare Fletcher

LONG EATON CHRISTMAS LIGHTS (2009)

Esther Halford from the St Laurence Church of England School, Long Eaton was presented with a gift and certificate from The Worshipful Mayor of Erewash Councillor Terence Holbrook in the Long Eaton Town Hall before assisting him with the switching on of the Christmas lights in the Market Place. Esther was one of many children from Long Eaton who had entered the competition to switch on the lights on Friday 27th November 2009. 

This along with the 21 Charity Stalls had been organised by the Long Eaton Chamber of Trade.

Esther Halford and The Worshipful Mayor of Erewash Councillor Terence Holbrook

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