New Bolsover Model Village enjoyed a fun filled day of community activities on Saturday 8th September.
The day of three parts was a celebration of heritage, culture and wonderful community spirit.
The day began with a grand opening of the new community house by Chairman, Councillor Tom Munro who said, “It is hoped that this house will become a self-funded sustainable community hub that will bring the community together over many years to come.
“We will work together with the Friends of the New Bolsover and the residents over the coming months to ensure the success of this community house at 126 New Bolsover.”
The Model Village also played host to a Heritage Open Day, which is a national day where events take place to reflect the rich and diverse cultural heritage of England and its communities.
On offer was a wide range of activities, films, demonstrations, and tours around the village which is currently receiving a £10million restoration and repair of architectural features at the 194 Grade II listed properties funded by us and Heritage Lottery Fund.
Construction Company, Robert Woodhead Limited provided hard hat tours and entertainment for the children in their craft tent whilst Junction Arts showcased their community film documentary, exhibited local children’s work and launched ‘Whisper’s from the Model’, a project capturing the creativity of local children.
The Friends of New Bolsover provided the third element of the day with welcoming friendly faces, entertainment, food and refreshments which made this a community event to remember! The Heritage Craft Group provided an impressive display of their crafts and had a hands on activity producing a mosaic for the new community house.
Leader, Councillor Ann Syrett said, “The event was enjoyed by all who attended and we would like to thank all of the funding organisations, without whom this event wouldn’t have taken place and a big thank you to the Friends of New Bolsover for playing such wonderful hosts.
“We hope that you enjoy the new community house and that it brings together Bolsover District residents near and far. After all, this restoration project is not just about bricks and mortar but something much more solid - that is long lasting friendships!”
For further information please contact Kim Wyatt, Project Manager, New Bolsover, Bolsover District Council on 01246 242288.
Our Local Plan has today (Friday 31 August 2018) been submitted to the Secretary of State for Examination.
This is in accordance with the Planning Committees resolution of 18 April, 2018 and Chair of Planning Committee Tom Munro said, “As Chair of the Planning Committee, I feel privileged to oversee the submission of the Local Plan for Bolsover District to the Secretary of State for examination. I would like to thank not only the Planning Policy team for all their hard work, but also to thank all of the Members of the Planning Committee and the Local Plan Steering group, past and present, who made such important contributions in taking the hard decisions that were needed to bring the Plan to this position.
“The matter is now in the hands of the Planning Inspectorate and I look forward to our Examination and the formal adoption of the Local Plan in the future.”
Whilst the matter is now in the hands of the Planning Inspectorate, we will be continuing to review all of the representations and where possible consider if minor alterations to the plan and further discussions can help to resolve any outstanding issues.
Formal notification will also be given to everyone on the Local Plan database who has requested to be told of the submission of the Plan. More details along with the full evidence base are available on our Local Plan pages.
Over the next three weeks the Planning Inspectorate will seek to appoint an Inspector who will be responsible for considering the Plan and setting the timescale and nature of the hearings to be held into the Plan.
Further updates will appear on our website as matters progress.
We are giving local performers a platform to show-off their skills in the first Bolsover District Talent Showcase.
If you’re a budding singer, dancer, choir, poet, magician, comedian or have a totally unique act, then this is your chance to show off your talent.
Held on Friday 19 October 2018 in the Sports Direct Auditorium in Shirebrook, the event is open to anyone and starts at 7.30pm.
Entrants chosen to perform will be given a time slot to show off their talent to the audience.
Council Chairman, Councillor Tom Munro said, “We know we have got talent out there and hopefully this show will give people the platform to show off what they can do. And you never know, we could help launch successful careers for many aspiring singers, writers or dancers.”
Throughout the evening, fundraising will also be undertaken for the Council Chairman’s chosen charity i-venture, which offers opportunities for learning and personal growth to young people from across Bolsover District.
Tickets to sit in the audience are priced at £3 for adults with under 16s free and can be purchased on the evening.
Interested in becoming a sports coach? Keen to develop sporting opportunities in your community? Already volunteer at a local sports club and want to develop your knowledge further? Then take a look at our latest Sports Training and Education Programme.
Our Sports Training and Education Programme for 2018/19, more commonly known as STEP has been finalised and includes a wide variety of coaching courses essential for anyone involved in sport.
The programme includes a number of workshops which are being hosted at our Offices in Clowne, PASS Centre in Pinxton and Tibshelf Sports Pavilion.
The first course is Emergency Aid on Tuesday 9 October and is open for people to book onto now. Also included on the programme is Safeguarding and Protecting Young Children, Coaching the Next Generation How to coach Fundamentals. All courses are delivered by qualified tutors and are all three-hours in duration.
Cabinet Member for Leisure, Councillor Mary Dooley said, “The courses are a must for anyone involved in sport and provide opportunities for individuals to develop their knowledge, keep up to date with any changes and share good practice.
“The more people who are qualified across the area, the better, as it will help us sustain and create additional sporting opportunities within the District. So, we want to encourage and support as many individuals as possible to become volunteers, sports leaders and coaches.”
Workshop attendees will receive a certificate of attendance as well as a resource pack or handouts, containing further information and useful contacts.
Details of all courses, venues and application forms can be found in the STEP booklet or for further information please telephone 01246 242365.