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A whole host of community and school stars picked up their honours and medals from Bolsover District Council and the Bolsover District School Sport Partnership after an amazing year of sport across the District.
The top sportspeople from across Bolsover District gathered at the glitzy Bolsover District Annual Sports Awards ceremony which took place on Friday 12 October 2018 at Sports Direct in Shirebrook.
The Council and the Bolsover District School Sport Partnership joined forces to celebrate the achievements of top sportspeople, teams, club officials and volunteers from across the District and local schools over the past 12-months.
Amongst the winners was U14 Sportsman of the Year, Finlay Preece from Bolsover who has achieved some excellent performances this academic year, both on the cycling track and on the athletics track.
Community Team of the Year went to Whitwell Cricket Club 1st Eleven who won the league title and on six occasions they bowled the opposition out for fewer than 100 and four of the clubs bowlers finished in the top 15 in the league.
South Normanton colts FC Committee won the Community Award of the Year. The committee ensure they continue to meet the standards of a FA Charter Standard Development Club and have built relationships in the community and surrounding areas to integrate into the local community.
Bolsover District Council Chairman, Councillor Tom Munro presented the winners with their awards and said, “It was another fantastic night that enabled us to honour the many people and clubs who make such an outstanding contribution to sport. Without them, we would not have the wide range of sporting talent we have across the district today. My congratulations go to not only the winners, but everyone who was nominated and takes part in sport.
“I am amazed at the sporting talent and dedication we have in our District. We have international stars playing and representing their country to volunteers who literally dedicate their life to a sport and a club – it is very humbling.”
Nyah Horsley, a former pupil from Palterton Primary School, won the Primary Sportswoman of the Year award after she was crowned the District cross country champion for the 4th year in a row.
As part of the evening John Barker, former Partnership Development Manager (PDM) for the Bolsover District School Sports Partnership was presented with the Service to Sport Physical Activity award. John retired at the end of the academic year and was PDM for the last 13 years, taking the partnership from strength to strength with his main driving force being his passion and utter belief that Sport and Physical Activity can and does make a real difference to young people.
The 2018 winners were:
- Community Volunteer of the Year - Lynda Hall
- School Staff Volunteer of the Year - Allyson Elliott
- Disabled School Sports Leader of the Year - Daniel Taylor
- Secondary School Sports Leader of the Year - Dalton Cooper
- Young Sports Leader/Sports Coach of the Year - Declan Fox
- Primary School Sports Organising Crew - Palterton Primary School
- Community Award of the Year - South Normanton Colts FC Committee
- Active Schools of the Year
- Morton Primary School
- Duckmanton Primary School
- Town End Junior School
- Palterton Primary School
- Sporting Achievement through Adversity - Ruby Gunn
- Primary School Team of the Year - Brockley Primary School – Basketball Team
- Secondary School Team of the Year - Shirebrook Academy – Boccia Team
- Community Team of the Year - Whitwell Cricket Club 1st Eleven
- Community Junior Team of the Year - South Normanton Colts FC U14s Girls
- Community Club of the Year - South Normanton Colts FC
- Outstanding Achievement of the Year - U11 Girls District Football Team
- Primary Sportsman of the Year - George Cooper
- Primary Sportswoman of the Year - Nyah Horsley
- U14 Sportsman of the Year - Finlay Preece
- U14 Sportswoman of the Year - Hannah Moody
- U14 Disabled Sportsperson of the Year - Lucy Taylor
- Young Sportsman of the Year - Thomas Parsons
- Young Sportswoman of the Year - Rebecca Johns
Together with Bolsover District School Sports Partnership, we would also like to thank the following organisations/businesses who kindly sponsored awards.
- Sports Direct
- H.W Martin Limited
- Express Coaching Services
- Purpose Media
Over the weekend there has been extensive publicity nationally and locally regarding poor air quality in Bolsover District. Reports in the media have given the impression that an air quality problem has been identified throughout the Bolsover District Council area, which is not the case.
The problem relates to a stretch of around 200m of footpath adjacent to the A38 between Junction 28 of the M1 and Carter Lane East in South Normanton. There are no dwellings affected by this.
The Government had previously identified the A38 from the M1 junction to the Bolsover District Council boundary as being potentially above the limit for nitrogen dioxide as set out in the EU Ambient Air Quality Directive but that it was expected to fall below the limit by 2021. In March 2018 we were issued with a Ministerial Direction after the Government was challenged in the High Court by the environmental group, Client Earth.
We were required to look at all possible measures that could bring about compliance with the EU limit sooner than 2021. The work done by us concluded that there were no measures that could reasonably be implemented that would bring about compliance any sooner. However, the work done on behalf of the Council found that there were no areas where the public would be exposed to a nitrogen dioxide concentration above the EU limit except for the 200m length of footpath referred to above, but that compliance for this footpath was unlikely to be achieved until 2023 and not 2021 as previously suggested by the Government’s screening model.
It is as a result of this piece of work that the Government are now requiring us to undertake a further study to determine whether there are any steps that could be taken to achieve compliance sooner, given that there is an additional two years to implement any such measures. We have already started this work which will be undertaken in accordance with the Government guidance.
It is worth noting that whilst we have a statutory duty to assess and take steps to bring about an improvement in air quality where necessary, this only relates to sensitive properties such as houses or schools. We are not required to assess air quality in open spaces such as footpaths beside busy roads where there are no houses, for example. The work the Government are requiring us to undertake is additional to our normal local air quality management duties.
We operate an extensive network of nitrogen dioxide monitors at 30 strategic locations throughout the District and without exception the annual mean nitrogen dioxide concentration has been below the UK air quality standard at all locations every year since 2013.
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.
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.
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.