Sealed bids are invited for the purchase of an omer vehicle lift. See pictures of the lift here.

The lift is an above ground scissor lift with a lifting capacity of 24000 kgs.

The purchaser will be responsible for removal and transportation of the lift from its current position at our Riverside Depot by Monday 1st April 2019.

The lift is offered for sale on a sold as seen basis and the Council accepts no responsibility for any damage or subsequent repair costs incurred during removal or re-installation.

Anyone wishing to view the lift should contact Tony Foster at Riverside Depot, telephone 01246 593055 to arrange.

Offers to purchase the lift should be sent in a sealed envelope to arrive no later than 11.00am on Monday 25 March 2019 clearly marked with the words ‘LIFT SEALED BID’ to the following address:

Mrs Sandy Williams

Procurement Manager

Bolsover District Council

The Arc

High Street



S43 4JY

Please include contact details including telephone number.   The successful bidder will be contacted by 4pm on 25 March 2019.  


Dancing Flowers Cllr Syrett Dennis Skinner DSC 6419 webA sculpture called the Dancing Flowers has been unveiled at Doe Lea in Derbyshire by local MP Dennis Skinner.

The sculpture, is an arresting, anamorphic sculpture which, as you move past it, spells out the words Doe Lea and welcomes drivers to the area as they drive along the main A619 route.

Designed by artist Anna Liu of artistic architects Tonkin Liu, the sculpture has flower stencils on the rear of it which have been designed by children from Bramley Vale Primary School.

Doe Lea, once a thriving mining village was demolished in the early 80s with the closure of Glapwell and Bramley Vale pits and the collapse of the mining industry. Over the last few years the derelict site has been rebuilt with new, modern housing and the village has come alive again.
At the official launch which celebrated re-birth of Doe Lea, Dennis Skinner said, “Once again Doe Lea is on the map”.

The Dancing Flowers of Doe Lea Sculpture has been in development over several years and has involved a number of community organisations who have hosted various consultation events in and around the village.

Planting of a wild flower meadow around the sculpture will also start in April/May 2019 using wild flower varieties native to the village and its surrounding areas. This will then be followed by the installation of a lighting scheme which will be designed to best illuminate the structure.

Leader and local Parish Councillor, Ann Syrett said, “The sculpture is a gateway piece to the village of Doe Lea and is a fantastic example of how a local community can come together and shape the way their community is perceived by the wider world.

“People from all generations have contributed, created and shared ideas to create a vibrant, exciting design that is a statement for the village, the parish of Ault Hucknall and Bolsover District as a whole.

“Whilst at the launch word came through that the sculpture has been shortlisted for the prestigious RIBA Awards (Royal Institute of British Architects). Fingers and flowers crossed!”

The sculpture was selected from three possible commissions presented to the community. The project also provided an artist in residence (John Slemensek from BokehGO productions) in the village during 2016/17 that worked extensively with the young people and community to run workshops, hold community barbecues, facilitate sports activities and ultimately make a short film about the village that was shown at the Doe Lea Centre’s first ever film festival in 2018.

The project has been wholly paid for through private sector developer funding secured through, Section 106 contributions from residential development in the village over the years. In addition to the sculpture, this funding has also supported such things as the Multi Use Games Area behind the Doe Lea Centre, the creation of the Mountain Bike Area across to the Stockley Trail and improved access for all between Doe Lea and Bramley Vale away from the busy road.


We are holding a further briefing session for prospective election candidates and agents for the forthcoming local elections (District and Parish) in May 2019.

The briefing session will take place at 6pm on Wednesday 20th March 2019 in the Council Chamber at the District Council’s offices at the Arc in Clowne and will last approximately one hour.

The briefing will be hosted by the Returning Officer, Dan Swaine and will cover the nomination process, key dates of the election timetable, the election campaign, polling day and arrangements for the verification and count of the votes. The SPOC (the single point of contact at the Police) will also be in attendance.

The briefing is open to all candidates and agents. It will be relevant to all those standing again who require a refresh on the process.

All potential candidates and elections agents are welcome to attend but are asked to contact the Electoral Services Team to register their interest either by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by telephone on 01246 242422.

Please can you circulate this amongst your colleagues or can you let us know who the candidates/agents may be and we can circulate the email to them.

Sarah Sternberg

Head of Corporate Governance and Monitoring Officer



A 29-year-old Whaley Thorns woman has been given a three year Criminal Behaviour Order for persistent anti-social behaviour.

Tanya Downes, of Church Street, Whaley Thorns, has been at the centre of numerous complaints of anti-social behaviour in the area over recent years. Tanya Downes

Downes appeared at North East Derbyshire and Dales Magistrates’ Court on Monday 11 February and was made the subject of a three-year Criminal Behaviour Order and if breached, Downes could be committed to prison for up to 5 years.

Together with the Police, we have served a Community Protection Notice on Downes which required her to comply with certain prohibitions which included not to enter certain areas within Whaley Thorns.

Downes breached the Notice, which resulted in us prosecuting her. Downes pleaded guilty to the offence and the court told her, “You have pleaded guilty to offences we can only deal with by way of a fine up to level 4 and we will fine you level 3 taking into account your relevant weekly income we will fine you £120, it would have been £180 if you had not pleaded guilty. The local authority have properly brought these proceedings therefore you will be ordered to pay £520 being their investigation and legal costs, a VSC of £30 being a total of £675 which will be consolidated”.

The Council also made an application for a Criminal Behaviour Order with the support from the Police and other partner agencies and an interim Order was made by the Court stating “Having heard representations and having been referred to the bundle the reality is that you have been in a prohibited area. You have been causing a nuisance and engaged in anti-social behaviour, using language which is offensive and has been audible to others in front of children. The Local Authority has tried to use a Community Protection Notice by moving you along. It is just and proportionate that an interim CBO is made to help prevent you engaging in further behaviour.”

She was warned about the consequences of failing to comply.

Cabinet Member for Community Safety, Councillor Hilary Gilmour said, “We know there have been a lot of problems in the village and this Order will hopefully put a stop to them now. We have been working very closely with our partners to resolve the issues and problems that have been taking place and we are delighted this work has finally paid off.”

The full application was adjourned to the 11 February 2019.

The Court was satisfied that the Criminal Behaviour order was necessary having found that Downes had caused anti social behaviour. The order, which will last until February 10, 2022, will restrict her movements in three areas.

Downes must not:

  1. Act in a manner that causes or is likely to cause alarm harassment or distress to others within the area edged red on the map marked C.
  2. Be in a public place with 2 or more persons in a manner causing or likely to cause any person to fear for their safety or which causes or is likely to cause alarm, harassment or distress within the area edged red on the map marked C.
  3. Encourage others, including juveniles to engage in conduct that is likely to cause or will cause alarm, harassment or distress to others engaged in a lawful activity within the area edged red on the map marked C.
  4. Enter Area 1 as defined on the attached map marked A and B and highlighted in red save for when clause 5 applies.
  5. Enter Areas 1, 2 or 3 as defined on the attached map marked A and highlighted in red, orange and purple unless the following applies:

Downes had already been provided with support and advice – as well as informal steps taken to stop her behaviour from impacting on the local community but complaints, mostly anonymous due to fear of reprisals continued. The Council working with the police, took the most robust action based on the evidence provided by the community and other partner agencies.

PC Amanda Burden, said: “Anti-social behaviour is something that the police and our partners take seriously.

“In most instances conversations with those causing problems are generally enough to stop issues escalating. If this does not work then further legal action will be taken against those involved.

“Tanya Downes has caused numerous, serious issues over an extended period of time. Officers, council officials, partner agencies and members of the public have provided numerous examples of behaviour that is just not acceptable.”

If you witness Tanya Downes breaching the order in any of the ways detailed above – please call Derbyshire police on the 101 non-emergency number with the time and a description of the behaviour.


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