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Go!Active @ The Arc

Females Targeted To Get Active

We are encouraging more females to get active and share their stories and pictures as part of a week-long marketing campaign.

To coincide with International Women’s Day on Tuesday 8 March we will be using the week to signpost females to existing girls and women sessions across the District.females playing netball

We are using the Sport England’s This Girl Can campaign to inspire women to get involved in sport and physical activity by using case studies of active women living within the District, as a way of inspiring others to do the same.

Women of all ages and backgrounds from across Bolsover District will be telling their stories of why they keep active and sharing what their motivations are for taking part.

And thirdly, we will be encouraging individuals to pledge to make a change; this could be anything from making the effort to walk the kids to school rather than using the car, trying a new sport or an activity for the first time or setting themselves a specific goal for example training and participating in a Park Run event.

We are also asking women and girls from across the District to post photographs or videos of them being active. This could be walking the dog, cycling on one of the local trails with the family, taking part in a team sport with your friends or work colleagues or going to the gym.

Your photos will be used to create promotional materials, on Social Media, council publications and in local media to encourage and inspire women and girls within the District to become more active.

Start posting your photos on our Twitter, Instagram and Facebook sites today by using #thisgirlcan and #BolsoverDC

Cabinet Member for Leisure, Councillor Mary Dooley said, “We want to inspire and encourage more women and girls within the District to take part in sport and physical activity and International Women’s Day provides an ideal platform for us to do this. By signposting individuals to existing sessions and using real women from across the area we hope that more women will be inspired to do more.”

Date issued: 10 February 2016


7th March 2016

Today marks the first day of our week long campaign encouraging women and girls to take part in in physical activity. Each day this week we will bring you two case studies from individuals sharing their story, hoping to inspire you!

Case Studies:

Our First Case Study of the week is Kayleigh Turton, Year 11, at Heritage High School in Clowne.

"Dont worry about what other people think, work towards your own personal goals"

 Second is Clowne Back 2 Netball team at The Arc, Clowne.

"Our motto: fun, fitness and positivity"

Third is Amy Brooks, studys Sports Science at Sheffield Hallam University.

"I cannot express in words what getting involved in sport has done for my life and me"

Fourth is Jane Foley, Bolsover DC Walking Group.

" I believe that there is an activity for everyone. People should not be put off by age, size or disabililty"

 Fifth is Louise Burton, Jog Creswell.

" I love running. As a busy, working Mum it's my 'me' time. I find it relaxing and I enjoy the buzz I feel after a run".

Sixth is Racheal Crossland, Whitwell Cricket Club.

"It's a fun way to meet new friends, keep and stay active, and if you don't have someone to watch your children bring them along to practise to join in the fun"

Seventh is Emma Edwards, Basketball, The Arc.

"Exercise is not only good for you physically but it's also good for your heart and soul"

Eighth is Lauren Sabin, Student at Tibshelf Community School.

"Golf is a sport for life - you are never too old to start"

Ninth is Ingrid Chapman, taking part in the 50+ Activity Sessions at The Arc.

"I particularly like that you can do as much or as little as you want, there is no pressure"

Tenth is Sophie Harding, Jog Creswell.

"My advice for any ladies out there thinking of trying jogging - just give it a go, you'll see the benefits in no time"

Eleventh is Zoe Hibbard, Bolsover and District Cycling Club.

"Finding the confidence to make that first step can be hard, but getting fit and having a laugh is easier in company"

Twelfth is Olivia Palmer, Student at Heritage High School.

"Push yourself out of your comfort zone and try something you might not have done before"

Thirteenth is Panit Whatten, Frederick Gent Sports Centre.

"Going to the sports centre provides me with the chance to get out of the house, meet new people and make friends"

Fourteenth is Jane Jakins, Staff Walking Group.

"The biggest influences for me staying active are my parents. I want to aspire to be like them and enjoy my retirement just like they do. I take the opportunity to get away from the desk, clear my head, come back to work feeling rejuvinated and more relaxed for the rest of the day"


Changes to Bin Collections

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03/02/16 Update to refuse collection changes

Bolsover District Council’s waste & recycling collections are undergoing major changes at the moment. This may involve either a change of collection day or the week in which each bin is collected. Any properties affected by the change should have received a letter or new calendar informing of the change, please read this carefully and present your bin on the revised day.

Not all households have been affected, should you be unsure on when your bins should be presented you can check your collection details on the Council’s homepage of the website under the drop down heading 'When is my bin collection?'. As a result of the changes, we are experiencing high volumes of calls which is affecting waiting times, we apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused.


Over the next few weeks households across the District will receive letters informing them of changes to the current bin collection days.

We have undertaken a review of their refuse collection service in an effort to make it more streamlined and will now operate collections in dedicated teams on a north/south split.

Changes will include a change of day or week dependant on what area you live in and households will receive either a change of collection day letter or a revised collection calendar, or both in some cases. The letter will highlight your new collection day and which bin (black then burgundy and green) to present in line with your collection calendar.

Cabinet Member for the Environment, Councillor Brian Murray-Carr said, “We have been looking at ways to improve the efficiency of the service and moving to dedicated teams in specific areas will help us provide a better, more cost effective service whilst also giving some continuity to the teams and the areas they operate within in.

“Not every household will be affected, but I would strongly advise households who do receive a letter  to read it carefully to make sure they present their bins on the right day.”

The first revised black bin collections in the north of the District will be from week commencing 1 February and the first revised black bin collections in the south of the District will have their black bins collected week commencing 9 February.

Date issued: 21 January 2016

Work Starts On New £4 million Leisure Facility

Work on our new £4 million enhanced leisure facility at Clowne has officially got underway - signalling the start of a long-awaited transformation.

After months of planning, workers are now on site to start the massive overhaul which will bring with it a new swimming pool and improved leisure and sporting facilities. Pictured is (left to right) Paul Hackett, Executive Director (BDC), Councillor Ann Syrett, Council Leader (BDC), Chris Johnson, Managing Director at PULSE, Councillor Mary Dooley, Cabinet Member for Leisure (BDC) and Lee Hickin, Assistant Director Leisure (BDC) celebrating the start of works at the new leisure facility

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 that it had taken years of consultation and planning to get to this stage. “We are delighted that work has finally started. I'm really proud of the effort put in so far and I look forward to when it is all complete and the first users are walking through the door.

“Improving choice to leisure and sporting activities is one of our main aims and this new facility will provide a massive boost to health and wellbeing in the District and help to meet our aim of increasing participation in sport and recreational activities, having fun and staying fit.

“This new facility will be a great asset for the District and provide people with a facility that has something for babies to seniors so they can come and have a leisurely splash about, relax in our health suite or get expert advice on their training regime.”

The enhanced facility will cost £4million to build, but with the increase in usage and income and the reduction in maintenance costs, the project is anticipated to save the Council in excess of £3m over the next 20 years after the cost of the investment has been met.

Chris Johnson, Managing Director at PULSE, said, “We are delighted to be officially starting on this new venture with Bolsover District Council. With our previous experience as a strategic leisure development partner, I am confident that by working in partnership with Bolsover District Council we will ensure that this new facility offers a fantastic range of facilities for the whole community to enjoy.”

The new facility is set to open its doors to the public in January 2017.

Date issued: 20 January 2016

Notes to Editors
The Pulse Group is a leading global provider of fitness and leisure solutions. Working with their clients as strategic leisure development partners, Pulse is able to offer a huge range of services encompassing design, build, facility management and business support. Pulse has an award winning portfolio of over 100 pieces of fitness equipment and is the only UK leisure solutions company to research, design, develop and assemble equipment in the UK. Pulse are the leading IFI accredited fitness equipment supplier with 29 products accredited to stage 2. UK based Pulse has been operating for 35 years and has provided business support to more than 10,000 fitness facilities in 32 countries across five continents. Pulse currently provides business support solutions to 100 UK clubs and operates 10 fitness, leisure and soccer centres.

Bid to get more bums on bikes in Derbyshire!

An ambition for Derbyshire to be the most connected cycling county has been outlined in the newly-launched ‘Derbyshire Cycling Plan 2016 – 2030’.

The aim is to develop a world-class cycling destination with twice as many local people cycling regularly. Launch event of the Derbyshire Cycling Plan

Developed by the Derbyshire Cycling Plan strategic group, the plan has a target to double the number of people cycling regularly by 2030 to 212,800, including 50,000 women.

It also aims to double the percentage of commuters travelling by bicycle as their main mode of transport, and double the number of children who regularly cycle to school.

In addition it is targeting an increase in the contribution that cycling makes to the local economy, and an increase in the investment given to the work to get more people cycling.

Following a consultation process with partners and the wider public, the plan has been developed by the Derbyshire Cycling Plan Strategic Group which is made up of representatives from Derby City Council, Derbyshire County Council, Derbyshire’s district and borough councils, Derbyshire Sport, the University of Derby, British Cycling, Sustrans, Peak District National Park Authority, and the National Forest Company.

It aims to make a significant difference to cycling behaviour, with a cross sector approach which will see transport, economic development, tourism, housing, planning, sport, recreation, education and health working closely together for the first time.

More people cycling would secure a range of benefits across Derbyshire including the improved health of its residents, increased participation in sport, reduced absenteeism in the workplace, increased tourism, reduced congestion and improved air quality.

Hayley Lever, Director of Derbyshire Sport, said: “This Cycling Plan demonstrates the commitment to cycling development shared between all partner organisations, from those strategically involved, to the hundreds of individuals and community level groups who have helped to shape it. We are working together to get more people cycling more often, and the future is very exciting.

“We will work together to bring inward investment for identified priorities, through funding and sponsorship, ensuring that we align our work to the government Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy.”

It was launched at a showcase event at Derby Arena, which included demonstrations by Team Raleigh GAC, Extreme Wheels, world champion bike trials competitor Adam Morewood, and Cycle Derby.

The event was attended by 200 guests, including members of the Derbyshire Cycling Plan strategic group and a range of strategic and community organisations, clubs and businesses who are being challenged to help achieve the ambition of Derbyshire as the most connected cycling county, with double the number of people cycling by 2030.

Date issued: 19 January 2016 (issued by Derbyshire Sport)

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