Pinxton Girls Can, a new campaign which is aims to inspire local women to get active by championing the successes of people just like them, is launching in Pinxton.
A localised version of This Girl Can, the hugely successful national campaign led by Sport England, Pinxton Girls Can will focus on the village of Pinxton and aims to break down barriers to women getting active.
Dedicated campaign pages have been set up on Facebook and on Instagram at @PinxtonGirlsCan, and organisers are keen to hear from local women who have a story to share, need help to get active, or would be interested in becoming a Pinxton Girls Can ambassador.
To kickstart the campaign local women are also invited to a Party in the Dark, where participants will be able to enjoy music, quizzes and Bingo, as well as having the chance to try dance-based activities such as Zumba and Latin in Line in short manageable blocks – all whilst helping to raise money for a worthy local cause.
The Pinxton Girls Can ‘Party in the Dark’ will be held on Wednesday, July 12 at Pinxton Village Hall from 7.30pm to 9.30pm.
Tickets must be booked in advanced, and can be purchased for a suggested minimum donation of £5 each, with all proceeds going to charity.
Andrea Stone, Development Manager at Derbyshire Sport, said: “We want to break down the barriers that women face when they think about being active. We want to show them that women just like them are active, having fun, and making new friends, and that they can do it too.
“We also want to hear from them – what do they enjoy doing, what keeps them from being active, what are their fears, what would they like to do, and what support do they need.
“All the activities, personal stories and ambassadors that are shared through Pinxton Girls Can will be specific to the area, making this a very local campaign.”
To find out more, or share your own photos or stories, visit the Facebook page or follow the campaign on Instagram at @PinxtonGirlsCan
The Sheffield City Region Combined Authority has an Audit Committee to promote excellence in governance and financial reporting.
The Committee currently has a vacancy for one or more Independent Members, and is seeking people with the necessary skills, enthusiasm and commitment to be a member of the Committee and to bring a fresh external perspective to its work.
The purpose of the Committee is to provide independent assurance of the effectiveness of:
- the governance arrangements of the Authority
- the Authority’s risk management framework
- the Authority’s financial management processes and the way this relates to the performance of services
The Committee meets four times a year although additional meetings may be called if there is urgent business to be considered. The successful applicant will need knowledge, skills and expertise of the public sector in respect of finance, audit and wider corporate governance.
Support and full access to the Authority’s learning and development programme of activities will be provided, however, no allowance shall be payable, as per the Authority’s policy on Committee Member Allowances, other than for travel and subsistence where applicable.
This position is not open to Members or employees of the Authority’s constituent councils and for the purpose of these appointments, a person is deemed ‘independent’ if the person is not (and hasn’t been for a minimum of 5 years) a member, co-opted member or officer of the Authority, is not a member, co-opted member or officer of a parish council for which the Authority is the principal authority, and is not a relative, or close friend, of a member, co-opted member or officer of the Authority.
Closing date: Friday 30th June 2017, by 4.00 pm
Our first thoughts and deepest sympathies are for all those affected by recent events at the Grenfell Tower Block in West London, and to the members of the emergency services who responded to this tragic incident. The full details of what happened in London are not yet available and we would not want to speculate on the situation.
However, understandably there have been concerns about the risk to our own housing stock and to address this we are able to provide the following information.
We do not have any medium or high rise blocks of flats. However, as further information about the London fire becomes available, we will review the implications on all our housing stock.
We complete regular safety inspections of our sheltered housing schemes, including fire risk assessments which are carried out by a third party professional.
Some of the early concerns about Grenfell Tower are based around the type of cladding used. This is very different from the Rendered External Wall Insulation fitted by us to some properties. We use different materials and the method of installation is different.
In addition to housing stock, we also manage a portfolio of commercial premises, most notably Pleasley Vale Mills and The Tangent. These multi-tenanted properties have robust fire safety procedures in place which in recent years have been reviewed by the Fire Service. Fire Risk assessments are undertaken at relevant intervals by fire safety professionals and supported by frequent Health and Safety inspections and fire drills.
We will continue to provide information to Government who are collating data from across the country. We will review our practices in light of the event and are working to determine if we need to make any changes.
We trust that this provides all the necessary information to provide reassurance to tenants. However, please contact us if you need further information on 01246 242424.
We’ve had the X-Factor and Britain’s Got Talent, but have you got what it takes to get nominated for the Bolsover District Sports Awards?
The search is on for the top sporting successes of the last year as the Bolsover Sports Awards aims to recognise and reward the top local sportsmen, women, volunteers, schools and clubs from across Bolsover District.
And this year, we have teamed up with the Bolsover District School Sport Partnership to include more emphasis on schools and young people. The categories are split into two sections – Community and Schools – and with 29 awards such as Sportsperson of the Year, School Team Achievements, Staff Volunteer and Team of the Year up for grabs, there is sure to be an award for you.
Nominations can be received from any individual, club or team involved in schools or sports organisations within Bolsover District and the nominee must be involved in a sport recognised by Sport England. Each category has qualifying criteria and must be based upon performances from September 2016 to August 2017.
Cabinet Member for Leisure, Councillor John Ritchie said, “We’ve refreshed the award categories so we can recognise the important part schools and young people play in sport. You don’t have to be a world beater or have won every medal in your sport – as it is also about the enjoyment and contribution people make to sport in general that we want to recognise and say ‘well done’.
“So, if you know someone who has overcome the odds to play, dedicated their life to sport or is a member of your club and displayed an outstanding level of personal achievement, then we want to hear from you.”
The awards ceremony will take place in October and the winners of the Bolsover District Awards will be submitted for the Derbyshire Sports Awards.
The deadline for nominations is 8 September 2017. Eligibility criteria (4.67MB) and application forms (Community (247kb) and School (250kb)) will be sent to all sports clubs and schools in Bolsover District asking for nominations and they can also be picked up from our offices or by telephoning 01246 242366.