Public footpath restricted to tackle anti social behaviour
A notorious problem footpath in Shirebrook is now the subject of a Public Spaces Protection Order (1MB) (PSPO).
Local residents have complained about the footpath (Footpath 18) to the rear of Sookholme Road in Shirebrook as an area where people congregate, drink alcohol and cause anti social behaviour.
An area of the footpath has now been fenced and gated off to prevent people from using it and causing a nuisance to local residents. An alternative route for pedestrians has been provided along Long Lane and Sookholme Road.
Any person found on the ‘Restricted Area’ without the consent of the Council will be guilty of an offence under Section 67 of the Anti Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 which could result in a Fixed Penalty Notice with a £100 fine or a conviction and fine of up to £1,000.
Cabinet Member for Community Cohesion, Councillor Karl Reid said, “This has been an ongoing issue and one that we have been working with local residents to resolve. The PSPO is all about creating a safe environment and improving local communities quality of life and we felt the best way to do that was to gate the footpath off completely.
“This will now give local residents the chance to enjoy the peace and quiet of their gardens without noise and disturbance coming from over the fencing.”
The Order, which is for a three-year period came into force on 29 July 2016.
Date issued: 11 August 2016
More Opportunities to Get Involved in Better Care Closer to Home Consultation
Informal drop-in sessions has been planned across north Derbyshire in the next step of the Better Care Closer to Home consultation. These follow a series of well attended, more traditional public meetings, and give people the opportunity to ask questions about the proposals and give their views.
A further series of public meetings is also planned for September. Care closer to home for most patients is being proposed in place of services for:
- older people receiving inpatient care in a community hospital, usually following a spell in an acute hospital because of an illness or accident, and
- older people with dementia who currently receive services in community hospitals.
The proposals respond to calls for better joined-up community-based care in or near to home.
Details of the Drop In Sessions are given below, along with a further series of Public Meeting dates for September.
Drop In Sessions - Call in at any time for an informal chat or help completing the consultation questionnaire.
- 15 August, 9.00 am - 11.00am, Pilsley Surgery, Willow Close, Pilsley, Chesterfield. S45 8JA
- 17 August, 9.00am – 11.00am, Holmewood Surgery, 19a Heath Road, Holmewood, Chesterfield. S42 5RB
- 22 August, 9.00am – 11.00am, Creswell Medical Centre, Welbeck Street, Creswell, Worksop. S80 4HA
- 2 September, 9.00am - 11.00am, Langwith Medical Centre, 206 Main Street, Langwith, Mansfield. NG20 9HD
- 5 September, 4.00pm - 6.00 pm, Killamarsh Medical Practice, 209 Sheffield Road, Killamarsh, Sheffield. S21 1DX
- 6 September, 9.00am - 12.00pm, Bakewell Medical Centre, Butts Road, Bakewell. DE45 1ED
- 7 September, 9.00am - 12.00pm, Evelyn Medical Centre, Marsh Avenue, Hope. S33 6RJ
- 8 September, 4.30pm - 6.30pm, Tibshelf Surgery, 3 Waverley Street, Tibshelf, Derbyshire. DE55 5PS
- 12 September, 9.00am - 12.00pm, Tideswell Surgery, Parke Road, Tideswell, Buxton. SK17 8NS
- 12 September, 3.30pm - 5.30pm, Castle Street Medical Centre, Bolsover, Chesterfield. S44 6PP
- 15 September, 9.00am - 11.00am, Emmett Carr Surgery, Abbey Place, Renishaw. S21 3TY
- 15 September, 3.30pm - 5.30pm, Stonebroom Surgery, 189 Birkinstyle Lane, Alfreton, Derbyshire. DE55 6LD
Public Meetings - Formal meetings – doors open half an hour before the meeting starts.
- Tuesday 6 September 6.00pm – 8.00pm Shirebrook Village Hall. NG20 8PW
- Wednesday 7 September 6.00pm – 8.00pm Buxton Pavilion Gardens. SK17 6BE
- Thursday 8 September 10.00am – 12.00pm Chesterfield Panthers Rugby Club. S41 9BF
- Tuesday 13 September 6.15pm – 8.15pm Members’ Room, County Hall, Matlock. DE4 3AG
- Wednesday 14 September 6.00pm – 8.00pm Clay Cross Social Centre. S45 9JE
- Tuesday 20 September 6.00pm – 8.00pm Post Mill Centre, South Normanton, DE55 2EJ
- Thursday 22 September 6.00pm – 8.00pm Hope Valley College. S33 6SD
Date issued: 10 August 2016 (issued by North Derbyshire CCG)
Paper caddy thefts on the rise
Residents from across Bolsover District are being warned against the theft of paper caddies from their burgundy bins.
Over the past couple of months’ we have seen an increase in reports of caddies being stolen from bins. Residents have reported seeing people in a white van remove the caddies after the bins have been emptied, and then they try to sell them back to households on their doorstep.
Cabinet Member for the Environment, Councillor Brian Murray-Carr said, “We’ve seen an increase in the number of people requesting replacement caddies as theirs’ have been stolen. Every time we have to replace a caddy it costs us approximately £11, money that can be better spent on improving the recycling service or cleaning the streets.
“These thieves are just out to make a quick few quid, but ultimately it is costing the tax payer more as we need to fund the replacement of these caddies. So we are urging local residents to be on the lookout and report anything suspicious to us straight away.”
Together with our burgundy bin refuse collection partner, HW Martin, we will now mark any replacement caddies with post codes, so if any caddies are stolen, we can track them better and see if there is a pattern to where they are being taken from and sold onto.
The burgundy bins have proved extremely popular with residents since their introduction in 2011 and the caddies are used to separate paper from other recyclable materials.
Residents can help reduce these thefts by taking in their bins as soon as possible after they have been emptied and if they see anything suspicious please contact us immediately on 01246 242424 or via our Online Services section.
Date issued: 10 August 2016
Business is booming in Bolsover District
Property consultants BB&J Commercial report key office occupier growth across Bolsover District thanks to the success of pioneering new business centres led by the local District Councils.
BB&J were first appointed as retained property agents in 2012 and have since been awarded a second long-term contract thanks to the expertise and delivery on key schemes across the region over the past four years.
At the heart of the success is The Tangent Business Hub in Shirebrook. The brainchild of Bolsover District Council and delivered via public sector funding of £4.7million, the Hub was first conceived over six years ago when the Council identified the need for diversification in order to support a thriving business community across multiple sectors.
To support the opening of the Hub in 2012, the Council brought in BB&J to help secure occupiers for the 2-storey business centre which comprises 15 workspaces (ground floor) and 18 self-contained offices (upper floor).
Now 91% occupied with all the workspaces filled and just 3 office suites remaining, the Hub demonstrates the growing demand for flexible business premises which accommodate small to medium sized companies, many of whom are making their first move into professional office space as their business grows.
Council Leader, Councillor Ann Syrett said, “BB&J’s remit includes four business centres as well as individual commercial properties which means they have been able to maximise occupier interest and match the right tenants with the right space which is invaluable.
“The Tangent in particular is a perfect example of how we are meeting the changing shift in market demand for office space. The Hub provides the next step for business owners looking to move into a more professional setting after perhaps working out of their home or industrial workshop.
“We’ve been able to secure competitive rents whilst helping occupiers with flexible lease lengths and the cost-effective provision of shared reception and meeting spaces which more and more businesses are now seeking.”
BB&J Commercial’s Natalie Bryan said, “We’ve been working closely with both Bolsover and North East Derbyshire District Councils over the past four years to maximise their investments and promote the high quality, flexible office spaces they have created. We identified early the growing demand for these business centres and as a result we’ve been able to lead the march in the provision of workspace for the growing number of entrepreneurs and start-ups across the region. It’s a pleasure to work with such a forward-thinking local authority and we are delighted to be retained once more to help deliver their vision.”
As well as The Tangent Business Hub, BB&J Commercial act on behalf of Bolsover and North East Derbyshire District Councils for Pleasley Vale Business Park and Coney Green Business Centre.
The Tangent Business Hub was funded by European Regional Development Fund and Bolsover Council’s Working Neighbourhood grant scheme.
Date issued: 8 August 2016 (issued by BB&J Commercial)