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Have your say on Carr Vale recreational facilities

Residents in Carr Vale and New Bolsover Model Village are being invited to have their say about leisure/play and recreational facilities in the area.

A public consultation event is being held to give local people the chance to view the proposals being put forward by Bolsover District Council for both Castle Leisure Park and Vale Park. Castle Leisure Park

The proposals include:

  • Castle Leisure Park – Replace the existing ATP to a tarmac Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) which would be free to use.
  • Vale Park – Revamp areas of the park and update the play facilities, sports area and benches and picnic tables.

The proposals will see an investment of over £100,000 into sports and recreational facilities in the area which will provide activities for a wide age range from toddlers to teenagers.

The public consultation event is being held on Wednesday 15 June 2016 between 3-7.30pm in Bainbridge Hall, Chapel Road, Carr Vale and everyone is invited to attend. Just drop in and have your say.

Date issued: 7 June 2016

Communities Spoilt 4 Choice with new service  

A new service to support individuals with learning and/or physical disabilities has moved into our headquarters in Clowne.

Spoilt 4 Choice is a specialist day service and community support provider and they have expanded their operation to open another branch in the council offices in Clowne. Spoilt 4 Choice logo

In addition to working with people who have learning and/or physical disabilities, the company also provides specialised support for individuals on the Autism Spectrum, individuals with challenging behaviour and complex needs.

They will work closely with our leisure team to deliver excellent support services to local residents in accessing the new swimming pool (opens in January 2017) and leisure and recreational offer, as well as providing their own activities programme.

Nizam Bata, Managing Director at Spoilt 4 Choice said, "I believe at Spoilt4Choice day centres we have created a unique approach to supporting vulnerable adults through a range of stimulating and meaningful activities, which have been developed through listening to our service users and working in partnership with people to develop our offering.

“By having an ethos of enablement throughout everything we do, we are able to achieve positive real life outcomes for the individuals we support which leads to more fulfilment in their day to day lives. Our goal is to continue delivering high quality of care and outcomes for individuals in Derbyshire, whilst ensuring that those who use our services learn new things, grow and have fun.”

The company now operates from three sites, two in the heart of Leicester (Overton Road & Humberstone Road) and the other from The Arc Council Offices in Clowne supporting over 80 service users with a wide range of activities and opportunities.

These activities range from support going into the community, weekly trips to swimming, bowling, libraries, parks, museums, into town, shopping and weekly arts and crafts tuition, music and dance sessions.

Council Leader, Councillor Ann Syrett said, “We are delighted to welcome Spoilt 4 Choice into our offices and look forward to creating a good working relationship with them for the benefit of our local communities. They are relatively new to the area, so we would encourage anyone who feels they would benefit from their services to get in touch and go and talk to them.

“We have been actively looking at our assets to try and get the most out of them and attract income to help offset some of the grants we are losing, which will ultimately benefit the tax payer. We have to become more business minded, so renting and leasing rooms in our offices and buildings to businesses and community organisations is the first step in this process.”

For more information or to make a referral please telephone 01246 819781 or contact Karen Crooks the team leader for the Arc on 07398 230718 or visit their website.

Date issued: 6 June 2016

Schoolgirl inspired by Olympic challenge

An Olympic rowing challenge inspired a young Palterton school girl so much that she went out and bought her own rowing machine.

After taking part in Bolsover District Council’s and Bolsover School Sports Partnership’s Row to Rio challenge, Jessica (10) from Palterton, was hooked and went straight home to ask her parents to buy a rowing machine so she could keep up the sport at home. Jessica using her rowing machine

Jess now rows every morning to her favourite music and is challenging herself to achieve more and more each day. She even involves her friends by asking them to come and have a go on her rowing machine.

Jess said, “After taking part in the challenge, I really enjoyed it and wanted to keep rowing on a regular basis; so I asked my parents to buy me a rowing machine. I love it and row whenever I can.

“I really feel that the rowing has helped improve my fitness and stamina, which has helped with my dancing as well. I am also a Change for Life champion at school, so I keep asking my friends to come and have a go and have pledged to keep students fit whilst having fun.”

The ‘Row to Rio’ challenge is a partnership event between Bolsover District Council and Bolsover School Sports Partnership and involves over 10,000 children from 44 schools from across the area. Their challenge is to row the distance from Bolsover to Rio de Janeiro in Brazil (5,830 miles) in just 88 days.

Jess’ mum Rachel said, “Jess came home from school buzzing with enthusiasm about the 'Row to Rio' activity she had been involved in. Having never been on a rowing machine before, we were surprised how excited and eager she was to continue rowing.

“We bought her a rowing machine the same week and she loves it. We have seen a definite increase in her fitness levels and alongside dancing she intends to keep up the rowing; fitting in practice in any spare moment.”

Each school has four rowing machines for two days and a fun chart is displayed where the children can track how far they have travelled in the form of a boat/Rio logo which shows the start and finish destination and how the school has contributed towards the end goal.

To date, the challenge has seen 24 schools take part and reach an amazing 4,500 miles and is due to be completed on 15 July 2016.

 Cabinet Member for Leisure, Councillor Mary Dooley said, “This is what it’s all about. A simple challenge like this helping inspire a young person to take up the sport! We are always encouraging our youngsters to be more active and hopefully Jess’ story will inspire others to take up a life-long interest in sport and physical activity.”

Date issued: 31 May 2016

Footpath 18, Sookholme Road, Shirebrook Public Space Protection Order (PSPO)

We have approved the making of a public spaces protection order under Section 59 of the Anti-social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014. The order will place restriction on access to a section of  definitive Footpath 18 to the rear of Sookholme Road.  The PSPO order (30.5kb) and Map (263kb) will be implemented on or after 13th June 2016.

Members of the public will be notified again once the Order has been implemented.

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