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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.
Temperatures across the East Midlands are expected to increase once again over the coming days – with the emphasis continuing to be on fine, dry and increasingly very warm or hot conditions.
*Update Tuesday 24 July
Temperatures across the East Midlands are expected to increase over the coming days – with the emphasis continuing to be on fine, dry and increasingly hot conditions.
The Met Office and PHE weather warning has stated: "There is a 90 percent probability of heatwave conditions between 0900 on Monday and 0900 on Friday in parts of England.
"Stay out of the sun. Keep your home as cool as possible – shading windows and shutting them during the day may help.
"Open them when it is cooler at night. Keep drinking fluids. If there's anybody you know, for example, an older person living on their own, who might be at special risk, make sure they know what to do."
The level three amber warning is issued when temperatures are predicted to hit 30 degrees during the day, and 15 degrees at night, for at least two consecutive days.
Weather-related advice can be found on the Met Office website."
Advice is to keep out of the sun between the hours of 11 am to 3 pm and stay indoors where possible. If you are outside please be vigilant, wear a hat and sunscreen and re apply every 30 minutes and have plenty of fluids.
From today (Thursday 19 July 2018), through the coming weekend and into early next week, daytime highs could reach the high 20s – and perhaps even exceed 30 Celsius.
However, our build of daytime heat looks set to coincide with higher humidity levels on Friday, bringing a thunderstorm risk south eastern parts of the region – and for a few locations here, some impacts could be possible.
In the heaviest showers and thunderstorms, some places could see 30mm of rain fall in an hour from slow-moving storms, which would likely bring flooding impacts, particularly if this amount of rain fell on an urban area.
As a result, a Met Office Yellow Warning for Thunderstorms has been issued that includes Rutland, much of Northamptonshire and parts of both Lincolnshire and Leicestershire.
This Warning is valid from 1400 until 2359 on Friday, bringing a Very Low Likelihood of Medium Impacts. These impacts mean we expect:
- A small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater.
- Where flooding or lightning strikes occur, there is a chance of delays and some cancellations to train and bus services, particularly during the evening rush hour.
- Spray and sudden flooding that could lead to difficult driving conditions with the possibility of road closures.
- A slight chance that power cuts could occur and other services to some homes and businesses could be lost.
Of course, for many – the rainfall will be welcomed – although perhaps not in the large amounts that could fall in a short space time.
In addition to the Thunderstorm Warning on Friday, the Heat-health Watch has been updated this morning – and is now at Level Two across the East Midlands from 0000 on Friday until 0000 on Sunday. There is a 60% chance of hot and humid conditions, with temperatures likely to reach thresholds through this period, although somewhat less hot in coastal districts of Lincolnshire.
Weather-related advice can be found on the Met Office website.
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.
Our Planning Committee today resolved to approve the 'Clowne North' application subject to conditions and various contributions to local infrastructure and we will now refer the application to the Secretary of State to determine whether the application will be ‘called in’ for further consideration.
The application was: Outline Planning Application with All Matters Reserved for mixed use development including up to 24ha of employment land (B1, B2, B8), up to 1800 residential dwellings, green infrastructure, educational and recreational uses, a retirement village, neighbourhood centre, hotel, restaurant, health and care, and leisure uses, demolition of existing Station Road Industrial Estate where applicable, demolition of dwelling/outbuilding as applicable, and construction of new link road with in-principal points of access.
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.