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First Aid World Record Breakers!

A World Record attempt for the most people at one time learning simple, life saving first aid skills has been a resounding success.

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1,795 school children and local residents took part in a World Record attempt and undertook a first aid lesson at the Proact Stadium in Chesterfield, at the same time.

The previous World Record was held by Emirates Transport in Abu Dhabi on 27 April 2013 and saw 1700 participants take part.

The World Record attempt was organised by the Community Save a Life Scheme, in partnership with Bolsover District Council. Chesterfield FC, British Heart Foundation, Rotary International and Inner Wheel supported the event.

The event took place on the pitch at the Proact Stadium on 20 May 2016 and the aim of the event was to give people the skills and confidence to deal with everyday first aid occurrences such as fainting, choking, serious bleeding, a heart attack and cardiac arrest.

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Council Leader, Councillor Ann Syrett said, “I’m delighted the attempt was a success and I hope it gives local people a boost in confidence if they ever find themselves in a first aid situation.

“Well done to everyone who took part and supported this event in particular Cllr Deborah Watson and Cllr Jim Clifton who helped navigate this event to its’ success.”

Dr Cheryle Berry, from the Community Save a Life Scheme, said: “This is the first time this has been attempted on such a large scale and I am absolutely thrilled with the response from the local schools, I’m so proud of them all.

“Today has been a dream come true and it’s such a boost for the Scheme, I would Iove to see it put on the National Curriculum.

I would also like to thank Bolsover District Council for their community leadership, which has been second to none.”

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Glenn Pollard, Guinness World Records Adjudicator said: “This has been one of best organised events I have ever adjudicated.

“The success of this attempt is testament to everyone involved.”

Date issued: 20 May 2016


Old Car Park In Clowne To Be Developed 

The development of a former car park in Clowne has been granted planning permission by our Planning Committee.

The application is for the building of nine houses, each including a private drive with access off it to a mobility shop car park and a turning area for service vehicles.

The site was previously a car park to the former college which is now closed off and is overgrown. The site is accessed off Rectory Road by a driveway which also serves the mobility shop to the south of the site access.

Work on the site must take place within three years and as part of the planning conditions, the applicant, Mr Dan Stack must deliver a development sympathic with the existing landscape character and housing style of the area and also safeguard and enhance wildlife habitats, views, hedgerows and existing trees.

The proposal will see each of the three bed semi-detached houses benefit from two parking spaces and the terraced houses will have a parking/turning area to the front with two spaces for each.

Date issued: 12 May 2016

Hodthorpe Development Refused 

A proposed application for up to 95 homes and business units has been refused planning permission by our Planning Committee.

The application was for outline planning for a new residential development of up to 95 dwellings and B1 Business use units up to 1,858sqm and including additional amenity space for Primary School and public open space.

Members debated the application at a recent Planning Committee and refused it due to the proposal resulting in a unsustainable form of development given the limited services and facilities available in Hodthorpe.

Councillors felt that the site was not suitable for such a development as it lies outside the settlement framework as defined in the Council’s Local Plan, sufficient land has already been released to meet Hodthorpe’s local housing supply needs and it would create an increase in vehicle movements detrimental to highway safety.

Date issued: 12 May 2016

Pinxton Traveller Site Receives Approval

A residential traveller site at Brookhill Lane, Pinxton has been given planning approval by Bolsover District Council.

The application is for no more than 1 mobile home and 2 touring caravans and other than the keeping and trading of horses, no commercial use or business activities shall take place on the land, including the erection of any buildings or structures, and the storage of materials.

The site, which lies between 3 and 5 Brookhill Lane, Pinxton is currently overgrown and unkempt with bonfire remains, gas cyclinders and other waste materials.

Work on the site must take place within three years and as part of the planning conditions, the applicant, Mr H Francis is required to plant a scheme of native species hedgerow and trees to the site boundaries to protect the amentity of neighbouring properties.

The applicant is a Gypsy with historic connections to the Derbyshire/Nottinghamshire area and wishes to pursue a traveling lifestyle whilst having a settled base close to medical facilities.

Date issued: 6 May 2016

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