Shaping the future of our district
We are looking to shape the future of our District and have commissioned a community-led district wide regeneration.
Led by consultants Bauman Lyons Architects, the work will primarily focus on the four towns, but also include the wider settlements and areas of interest such as Creswell Crags. It will help identify the strengths and build upon them, but also look at areas that need improving.
Local residents are being urged to attend the public consultation events being held in each of the towns that will focus on four key themes:
- • Well connected communities (mitigate against climate change)
• Economy (with a skilled and confident workforce)
• Sustainable (resilient) and green communities
• Healthier communities
Council Leader, Councillor Ann Syrett said, “To regenerate and revitalise our District we have to work together. We talk about community regeneration, but to do that we must start by listening and talking to our communities, getting their views and making sure the towns where they live meet their needs – and this is the first step in that process.
“We have already held very successful space shaper events that have helped us bring together all levels of partnerships, organisations and people from our local communities to see what is working, what’s not working and what needs to be done.
“We can then start to look at what we need to do and how best we can do it for the benefit of our local communities.”
Irena Bauman, Bauman Lyons Architects said, “There are many resources in Bolsover District such as land and buildings but also networks of goodwill and of tacit knowledge that we are aiming to tap into to provide small step projects that will benefit the area. These are the resources that a sustainable strategy should be built on.”
The consultation events will be held as follows:
- Bolsover: The Assembly Rooms, Hilltop, Bolsover, S44 6NG - 13 April from 12pm - 7pm.
- South Normanton: The Post Mill Centre, South Normanton, DE55 2EJ - 14 April from 12pm - 7pm.
- Clowne: The Schoolroom, Clowne Methodist Church, North Road, Clowne, S43 4PF - 20 April from 12pm - 7pm.
- Shirebrook: The Christian Centre, 18-26 Main Street, Shirebrook, NG20 8DG - 21 April from 12pm - 7pm.
Documents relating to the Regeneration can be viewed here:
01. Introduction (810 kb)
02. Introduction to Themes (900kb)
03. District Wide Movement Map (4.5mb)
04. Bolosver Town Centre Proposal (1.76mb)
06. Shirebrook Town Centre Proposals (2.32mb)
07. Clowne Town and Villages (1.96mb)
08. Clowne Town Centre Proposal (1.96mb)
09. South Normanton Town and Villages (2.98mb)
10. South Normanton Town Centre Proposal (2.3mb)
11. Bolsover Public Consultation Questionnaire (57kb)
Date issued: 29 March 2016
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OVER FIFTIES GET ACTIVE AT SOCIAL ACTIVITY HUB
New leisure centre name revealed
We have revealed the new name for our improved new leisure facility at Clowne – Go! Active @The Arc.
The new facility is due to open in January 2017 and the overall brand highlights where the facility is (The Arc) and gives a message to people to ‘go...be active’.
The brand will be used to market the new facility as an all encompassing one that offers a wide range of health, wellbeing and physical activities for a variety of people to participate in and enjoy.
Cabinet Member for Leisure, Councillor Mary Dooley said, “We are having a brand new facility so we wanted it to have a brand new name that was all encompassing and attracted families to come and do fun activities together.”
The Go! encompassed in the circle also lends itself to a number of sub brands and other marketing campaigns, helping us to promote the various elements and functions within the new facility. The sub-brands have been created to use different colours and the word Go! encompassed in a circle. These include (but not limited to) Go! Swim, Go! Exercise, Go! Play, etc.
The brand and sub-brands are bright and vibrant and will be used across a wide range of communications and marketing campaigns to help promote the various activities and sessions that will be on offer.
Councillor Dooley added, “The way the branding has been done means it can be used to market the wide range of activities that will be on offer but still be very distinctive from other facilities in the area.
“Now we have the name it just adds to the excitement and the countdown to the facility opening next year and we also have plans to launch a very exciting and new membership scheme in the summer that will benefit families – so make sure you keep an eye out for that.”
Work is progressing well on the new facility 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
Date issued: 18 March 2016