Our Strategic Alliance was formed in 2011 and since then it’s enabled us to reduce our costs and pool our expertise but both Councils continue to face significant challenges and we need to step up to these.
In Oct 2015, we appointed a new Chief Executive who works across the two Councils. With drive and ambition we have achieved a lot in that time and made the most of the opportunities arising from these arrangements. We’ve also made the most out of the opportunities that have come from our location and our relationships with key partners across the Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and the Sheffield City Region. We’re delivering, but there’s much more to be done.
This is a crucial time for the Strategic Alliance and we need leaders who can excel at moving forward our transformation and growth agenda and bring creativity and innovation to the challenges we are tackling. These leaders need a proven track record, but also a desire to grow and learn. You’ll be working with an ambitious and energetic Chief Executive who will demand results but will invest in your development. We’ve got members committed to change and who want to make sure we innovate to protect our services and continue to deliver.
It’s a time of change and we need two people who can adapt and who have the resilience to deliver. You’ll need political savvy and a high degree of self-awareness but the opportunities will ensure you are part of a leadership team that shapes the future of the two Councils. You’ll need ambition and passion and be able to cope in a fast paced environment. You’ll be offered flexibility to help shape your role and you’ll be at the heart of defining how the Strategic Alliance goes forward.
To view the job description and person specification, please visit Gatensby Sanderson website.
Dog owners across Bolsover District and North East Derbyshire District are being given the chance to have free wellbeing checks and urged to get their dog microchipped for free as part of a popular mobile pet checking unit which is touring the area in June.
We have joined forces with North East Derbyshire District Council to bring the PDSA Health Check Roadshow to the area from 13-16 June 2017.
The free wellbeing checks – which include weight, eyes, teeth, ears, coat condition and general fitness - are undertaken by an experienced veterinary nurse, who will also be able to provide information on the care of other popular pets. Dog owners who have puppies older than eight-weeks are also encouraged to bring it in for their first wellbeing check.
Our Dog Warden will also be on hand to provide free dog microchipping - something which normally costs around £15 – and is a legal requirement for all dogs.
Cabinet Member for the Environment, Councillor Brian Murray-Carr, said “We are delighted that the Health Check roadshow will be coming to our part of the country again. They have been very popular in the past and provide not only dog owners with a valuable free service, but also give us the chance to talk to them about any concerns they have and any new initiatives we are bringing in.”
We have been running the roadshows for a number of years now and an average of 200 dogs receive free microchips and 120 receive free pet health checks during the course of the event.
We will also be offering advice about canine behaviour and responsible dog ownership – as well as handing out free poop scoop bags at each of the roadshow events.
North East Derbyshire District Council’s Cabinet Member with responsibility for the Environment, Councillor Michael Gordon said, “Owning a dog is a rewarding experience, but it is also a big responsibility and can often come with hefty bills. So we are urging as many dog owners as possible to visit the PDSA PetCheck vehicle to find out more about their dog’s health and take advantage of a free dog health MOT!”
The PDSA Health Check Roadshow will be touring the Districts as below:
- Tuesday 13 June – Peter Fidler Nature Reserve, Riverside Way, Bolsover S44 6GA (from 11am to 6pm)
- Wednesday 14 June – Sharley Park Leisure Centre, Market Street, Clay Cross S45 9LX (from 11am to 6pm)
- Thursday 15 June – Killamarsh Community Campus, Stanley Street, Killamarsh S21 1EL (from 11am to 6pm)
- Friday 16 June – Shirebrook Market Place, Shirebrook, NG20 8AA (from 9am to 4pm).
For more information call your local council – 01246 242424 (Bolsover) or 01246 231111 (North East Derbyshire).
We have agreed to a raft of plans and ideas that will help regenerate our town centres and breathe new life into the District.
The work, which forms part of the Regeneration Frameworks for the District has prioritised one major project in each of the four market towns of Bolsover, Clowne, Shirebrook and South Normanton and three cross cutting projects which benefit the whole of the District.
The following town centre projects become priorities, which are seen as key to future regeneration:
- Bolsover – mixed use development on the Sherwood Lodge site
- Clowne – new highway route through the town centre, pedestrian and public realm improvements
- Shirebrook – remodel the market place, including public realm redesign to create more multi-functional space
- South Normanton – redesign and re-establish the market place as a heart of the town.
For the whole district we have prioritised a programme of shop front enhancements, a gateway project for towns and villages improving promotion and signage and to promote the Robin Hood line as an excellent means of sustainable transport that can help support both business and leisure opportunities.
In addition it was agreed to trial a Town Team in South Normanton which will help promote the area and eventually become independent and self sustaining.
Council Leader, Councillor Ann Syrett said, “These projects will have a significant economic impact on each of these town centres. While we are initially proposing to focus on our four market towns, the action plan is adaptable and we will take advantage of any new opportunities where a positive economic impact can be achieved.
“We are now working with our partners to identify funding opportunities to get these schemes off the ground as soon as possible.”
We have previously consulted with local communities and stakeholders on the detailed studies and draft plans for taking the Regeneration Frameworks forward as a catalyst for further investment and regeneration.
Councillor Syrett added, “We must make our District more resilient and attractive so we will also be targeting empty properties, promoting our strong tourist attractions and marketing our key development sites to bring in inward investment.
“What is important though is to make sure these plans do not just sit on a shelf and gather dust. We must make sure we put them into action so we can help regenerate and improve our town centres.”
Want to kick-start your weekends by experiencing exciting and adventurous activities? Then look no further than our ‘Adventure Days’.
Held every Saturday from 13 May to 30 September 2017 at Pleasley Vale Outdoor Activity Centre, Adventure Days are open to anyone aged 7 years and above.
They 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.
The sessions are delivered at Pleasley Vale Outdoor Activity Centre, starting at 10am and ending at 1pm and anyone aged under 9 must be accompanied by an adult.
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 telephone 01623 812530.