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Save a life and become a Record Breaker!

We are urging local people to do something amazing and be part of a World Record attempt whilst learning simple, life saving first aid skills at the same time.

Around 1,500 school children and local residents have already signed up to the event and the Council is hoping that more people will come along on the day to help break the current record of 1,700 people undertaking a first aid lesson in the same place, at the same time.

The world record attempt is being organised by the Community Save a Life Scheme, in partnership with Bolsover District Council. Chesterfield FC, British Heart Foundation, Rotary International and Inner Wheel are also offering their support.First Aid World Record Attempt pic

The event will take place on the pitch at the Proact Stadium on 20 May starting at 10:00am and is free and open to anyone aged 9 and over. People are invited to arrive at 9:30am to collect their free ticket and be ready to begin the first aid lesson promptly. The first aid lesson will follow the principle of ‘Simple Skills Save Lives’.

The aim of the event is to give people the skills and confidence to deal with common occurrences such as fainting, choking, serious bleeding, a heart attack and cardiac arrest.

These skills are recognised as some of the most valuable elements of lifesaving training that are relatively quick and easy to learn but would have the greatest impact in the wider community.

Council Leader, Councillor Ann Syrett said, “Providing essential life saving skills to as many people as possible is our goal and if this saves one life then it will all be worthwhile.

“As a council we know how important it is for people to learn first aid skills so we are urging as many people as possible to come along.  It is a chance to be part of something special and learn invaluable skills to keep for the rest of your lives.”

Cheryle Berry, from the Community Save a Life Scheme, said: “We hope to attract 3,000 people to the event and our ultimate aim is to have a life saver on every street.”

For more information, please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone: 07876 756356

Date issued: 6 May 2016

Saturdays have just got more adventurous 

Want to kick-start your weekends by experiencing exciting and adventurous activities? Then look no further than our ‘Adventure Days’.

Held every Saturday at Pleasley Vale Outdoor Activity Centre, Adventure Days, funded by Derbyshire County Council Public Health, are open to anyone aged 7 years and above.

Adventure Days offer a wide range of supervised ‘come and have a go’ exciting activities for all to take part in. Activities may include canoeing, kayaking, archery, orienteering and climbing plus much more. Canoeing at Pleasley Vale

The sessions are delivered every Saturday at Pleasley Vale Outdoor Activity Centre and start at 10am and end at 1pm and will cost £7.00 for under 16 year olds and £8.00 for over 16 year olds, per session.

There are limited places and participation is on a first come first served basis, so to avoid disappointment register your place in advance to ensure you can grab a spot on an adventurous activity!

For more information please visit our web page or telephone 01623 812530.

Date issued: 25 April 2015

Public notice regarding payment disruption

Due to an essential upgrade to the Councils cash receipting system, we will not be able to take payments via the Automated Telephone Payment line, or the payments pages on our website from 2.00pm on the 25th April 2016 for approximately 3 hours. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

The payment kiosks located at our Contact Centres are not affected by this upgrade, and will be fully operational during this time.

The Great British Food & Drink Festival back at stunning Hardwick Hall

Set in the grounds of the magnificent Elizabethan country house, Hardwick Hall provides a stunning venue for The Great British Food & Drink Festival. The event will be held for three days between 30 April and the 2 May 2016 and opens its gates at 10am each day.

The Great British Food Festival organisers have added on a number of new attractions for 2016, organiser, Daniel Maycock said: "We really enjoyed last year here at Hardwick Hall and we are back bigger than ever. We’ve added a BBQ demo area and cooking from a camper demos, as well as even more tasty street food and top producers. This year we have also added a gift and craft marquee, so we’ll have even more great stalls!’. cup cakes

Amongst the attractions, visitors will be able to watch a number of local and celebrity chefs demonstrate signature dishes and bakes. Chefs from the local area will be on stage alongside stars from the BBC's Great British Bake Off, like Luis Troyano and Howard Middleton. Any budding home bakers out there will also have the chance to enter the ‘Cake Off’ held at 1.30pm each day. Enter your cake to win a fabulous prize and get free entry into the show.

For anyone who loves BBQ's, Tony Smith finalist of ITV's 'BBQ Champ' will be running demonstrations throughout the weekend giving tips of how to get the most flavour from your BBQ this summer. Tony has a very successful street food and catering company 'Man Meat Fire' specialising in US style low and slow smoked barbecue and Southern Soul food which you can sample over the weekend.

Children will have the opportunity to learn new cookery skills in the Diddy Cook Classes which can be booked online or on the day at the Information Point for £3.50 per child. It goes without saying that there will also be a variety of great food and drink exhibitors show casing a range of delicious local and regional products. A great foodie day out for the whole family.

Visitors can enjoy a full day of activity at the Festival and take advantage of a 2 for 1 offer to gain entry into Hardwick Hall and Gardens.

To find out more about the Festival and book tickets on line visit the website.

Event Ticket Prices:

  • £7.50 for Adults
  • £3.50 for Children 5-12 years
  • £6.50 for Seniors over 65 years
  • Family Ticket £20.00 (2 Adults & 2 Children)
  • You can pay to enter on the door, these events are not advanced ticket only.
  • Tickets are available online before the event and will be emailed out automatically
    (we don't post out tickets).
  • There is usually a fast lane queue for those with advanced tickets.
  • Adult tickets are for anyone 13 years and over.Child tickets are for kids aged 5-12 years.
  • Children 4 & under are free and do not need a ticket.
  • One carer goes free with each disabled visitor (proof of being a carer needed).
  • Entry fee at some events can include access to hall or gardens. See venue page for details.
  • Entry fee includes free car parking. Disabled parking available near event entrance.
  • Cake off entries get one free adult entry to the festival per cake entered.

Date issued: 20 April 2016

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