Go wild and grab a taste of the great outdoors as our Adventure Fest is back.
Held on Sunday 22 July 2018 at Pleasley Vale Outdoor Activity Centre, the Adventure Fest is free and open to anyone aged 7 years and above. It will include activities such as mountain biking, climbing, laser quest, KMXing, kayaking, canoeing, orienteering and a whole host of countryside activities.
Our Extreme Wheels Roadshow will also be there hosting activities such as BMX biking, skateboarding, BMX sidehacks and slacklining.
Also making an appearance will be an Extreme Wheels demo rider, who will wow the crowds with some awesome tricks and stunts.
Cabinet Member for Leisure, Councillor Mary Dooley said, “This is a fantastic day out, it’s great fun and all the family can do this together while keeping fit and active and, best of all, it’s free!
“We want to bring the great outdoors and all it has to offer right to your doorstep. So, no matter if you want to abseil off a rock or prefer a gentle paddle on the lake, we have it all.”
Participants will also have the chance to take part in heritage and countryside activities as well as arts and crafts.
Activities will run throughout the day starting at 10am and ending at 4pm. Participation is on a first come first served basis and some activities are time slotted, so please turn up early to ensure you can grab a spot on your favourite activity!
A signed parent consent form for anyone under the age of eighteen is required to participate in the activities, which can be obtained, along with an information pack here.
Councillor Dooley added, “The event is great fun and gives you the chance to try activities that you may never have tried before. So why not round up your friends and family, get yourself down to Pleasley Vale and have a go at what’s on offer.”
For more information and to download an information pack click here.
Four new free guides showcasing the town centres of Bolsover, Clowne, Shirebrook and South Normanton have been launched aimed at encouraging more people to visit.
We have produced the guides as part of its tourism drive to attract more people to the area and explore the many historical attractions, shopping experiences and countryside that’s available in the District.
The guides highlights some attractions for visitors, be it Bolsover Castle, Creswell Crags and Hardwick Hall, to Willow Tree Family Farm, Peter Fidler Reserve, Harlesthorpe Dam and or the Archaeological Way.
Cabinet Member for Media and Marketing, Councillor Steve Fritchley said, “Our towns and surrounding villages are great places to live and visit. We have so much history, culture and beautiful scenery that even those of us who have lived here for many years can always find something new and exciting to do.
“This is the first of many ideas we have to try and improve our town and village centres. As a council we need to make the most of what we have got. We need to promote the area more and showcase what we have to offer which will then hopefully attract more people to visit us and spend money in our town centre shops and businesses.”
These useful guides will provide visitors and residents alike with great ideas on where to visit and what to do in our district and will be available from local attractions, cafes, libraries, council offices and shops. To download a copy click here.
Our Environmental Enforcement Team have collected a stray dog in Bolsover today (31 May). The dog is currently in our kennels where it will be looked after.
Our website is our main means of communication, so we have decided to remove our corporate Facebook account to drive more people to visit our website to get their information.
It’s not a case of removing a way people can get information about us, we are just changing the way people access it. We don’t advertise on Facebook and the information we post is all on our website so we are simply reducing duplication and allocating our resources more strategically so we can concentrate on making the website a better and easier experience for the end user and explore other ways of communicating with our communities.
We want to make the website a hub where people can go and get all the information about us as well as their community and we will be refreshing and revamping our site over the coming months.
If you have contacted us via Facebook, you can still do this through the Do It Online section of our website.
Our Environmental Enforcement Team have seized a stray dog in Whitwell today (30 May). It did not have a collar or tag but has been chipped, although we believe it is not up to date. We have taken him to the kennels where it will be looked after.