Free festival for the adventurous
Our popular ‘Adventure Fest’ is back and it promises to be bigger and better than ever before.
Held at Pleasley Vale Outdoor Activity Centre on Sunday 24 July 2016 this free event is open to anyone aged 7 years and above. It brings everything the great outdoors has to offer, but closer to home.
A whole host of adventurous activities are planned such as canoeing on the mill pond, climbing on the portable wall and mountain biking on the nearby trails. And for the first time bell boating will be introduced which allows a group of up to 12 people to take to the water and work as team.
Other activities include laser tag, zorbing, countryside and crafts and the Council’s Extreme Wheels Roadshow which will host the popular kmxing.
Also making an appearance will be Keelan Phillips World and UK BMX flatland rider who competes around the world and has starred in many TV shows and appeared at Glastonbury 2015 on stage with Mark Ronson. He will be entertaining the crowd with a variety of tricks and stunts and will also be hosting some workshops throughout the day.
Cabinet Member for Leisure, Councillor Mary Dooley said, “This is a fantastic day out, it’s great fun, all the family can do this together while keeping fit and active and best of all – it is free!
“We want to bring the great outdoors and all it has to offer right to your doorstep. So no matter if you want to experience the thrills of rock climbing or prefer a gentle paddle on the lake, we have it all.
“I would urge anyone who wants to try the activities the great outdoors can offer to go along to this free festival and have a go at the many activities available.”
Activities will run throughout the day starting at 10am and ending at 4pm and participation is on a first come first served basis so please turn up early to ensure you can grab a spot on your favourite activity!
A signed parent consent form for anyone under the age of eighteen is required to participate in the activities, which can be obtained, along with an information pack (1.14MB) or on the day of the event.
Date issued: 5 July 2016
Families can Go! Active for just £1 a day with new membership offer
Families and households are set to benefit from the launch of an exciting membership offer for our new Go! Active @ The Arc facility.
Called ‘365 Membership’, this household mega deal entitles a household (up to 6 persons - 2 parents/guardians and up to 4 children/family members) to enjoy the fantastic facilities at the new facility in Clowne (opening in January 2017) for only £365 a year - that’s just £1 a day for the whole family!
This is a time limited offer so hurry up and register your interest at our Go! Active website and spread the word amongst your friends and take advantage of this unbelievable exclusive offer.
The new facility will be built alongside the current Clowne Sports Centre and once completed will include:
- 25m swimming pool and smaller teaching pool
- Water slide
- Sauna/steam room
- 100 station gym
- Group exercise rooms and a spinning studio
- Sports Hall
- Food and beverage offer
- Children’s ‘soft play’ zone
- Outdoor pitches
- Universal changing facilities
Cabinet Member for Leisure, Councillor Mary Dooley said, “This is a great deal for families and households. The whole ethos behind our new facility is to give families the chance to exercise together, have fun and stay fit and this deal does just that.
“Where else can the whole household enjoy a wide range of leisure activities for just £1 a day? So, I would urge people to visit the website and register your details to avoid missing out on this unbelievable offer.”
Once the registration target has been achieved, we, together with our Strategic Leisure Development Partner PULSE, will contact those registered to discuss joining and payment options.
So don’t delay, tell your friends all about this exclusive offer today!
Date issued: 1 July 2016
Have your say on powers for region
A major consultation drive is being launched across the Sheffield City Region this week to ask all residents and businesses how the new powers the area will get under devolution should be used.
Public meetings are being held across the region – full details can be found on the Sheffield Region Devolution website. You can make your views known online, or on paper survey forms available at the public events.
The Sheffield City Region will get £1.3billion of extra funding over the next 30 years under the devolution deal, and powers will come to the region which are currently held in London. They include decision making on skills, transport and infrastructure, and creating jobs.
The region believes local leaders are better placed to make local decisions. As part of the deal, the region will have a directly-elected Mayor working closely with local authorities and business leaders.
Further details can be found on the Sheffield Region Devolution website which has also been set up to give resident and businesses the chance to have their say.
Sir Steve Houghton, Chair of the Sheffield City Region Combined Authority, said: “I would urge everyone, every single resident and businessperson in the region, to have your say. This consultation is vitally important. For the first time ever we’ll be making our own decisions around investment in skills, transport and infrastructure. Don’t miss the boat!”
Date issued: 1 July 2016
Note To Editors – Sheffield City Region
Sheffield City Region encompasses more than 1.8 million people and approximately 700,000 jobs, and is comprised of the nine local authority areas of Barnsley, Bassetlaw, Bolsover, Chesterfield, Derbyshire Dales, Doncaster, North East Derbyshire, Rotherham and Sheffield.
Note To Editors – The Devolution Deal
In October 2015, local politicians and business leaders secured an in-principle deal with the Chancellor to transfer national powers and control over funding from national Government to the Sheffield City Region – as well as securing a massive £1.3billion additional cash boost over the next thirty years to deliver major regeneration, infrastructure and business growth schemes.
The deal marks another step in the journey that the Sheffield City Region has taken over the last five years in securing greater control over its own economic affairs. It enables the City Region to build on some of its world-class assets, including the Sheffield and Rotherham-based Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District, aligning the new Doncaster-based National College for High Speed Rail with the new Institutes of Technology to help meet the wider set of national infrastructure challenges, major town centre improvement plans in Barnsley and the Enterprise Zones across the whole City Region.
The deal covers a range of themes including transport, skills, creating new jobs, inward investment and support to help local businesses export as well as committing to working with Government on new ways to incentivise local growth.
The deal was formally approved by the Sheffield City Region Combined Authority on Thursday 31 March 2016.
Housing investment for Shirebrook
Plans to build 35 new council properties on land at Hill Top in Shirebrook have taken another step forward as initial feasibility works have been undertaken and approved.
The development will see 1.41ha of land developed and include 35 properties ranging from 1 bed flats to 3 bedroom houses with 0.2ha of land being made available for open space.
The development, which will form part of our B@Home Programme where we are working in partnership with Woodhead Living, will see in excess of £4m invested in Shirebrook and provide much needed housing on an under-utilised piece of land.
Council Leader, Councillor Ann Syrett said, “Rebuilding our communities is a priority and by regaining control over our housing stock will enable us to cater for the needs of our residents.
“Where land is available and not being used to its full potential, we need to be thinking how it can benefit the local community.
“We looked at the market demand and the local housing needs and this project clearly demonstrates that what we are doing meets this demand and confirms we are committed to investing in Shirebrook.”
Contracts are now due to be drawn up and the project is expected to be completed by 2018.
Date issued: 27 June 2016