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It's back... Bolsover Fiver Fest starts again on Saturday 15 February with a fortnight of fabulous £5 offers throughout the town.

Posters and offer flyers have been handed out to businesses so keep your eyes peeled for those starting to appear in windows with their offers.Fiver Fest Offers

In the meantime don't forget to follow BolsoverFiverFest on Facebook to keep up to date with all the latest news.

The Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) in the UK takes place every year on 27 January and commemorates lives lost in the Holocaust, other victims of Nazi persecution and the genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.

It is a time for communities to learn, remember and reflect.

As a local authority we are marking HMD 2020 by having commemoration books on display at our Contact Centres and these will be available for staff and visitors to sign and leave their thoughts.

We will also have small leaflets on display (Holocaust Memorial Day: Learning from genocide for a better future) which staff and visitors can take away for their further information. This upcoming anniversary on 27 January 2020 will mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi camp. It will also mark the 25th anniversary of the genocide in Bosnia so this serves as a timely opportunity to reflect, learn and commemorate.

We are reviewing the need for a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) in Langwith and Whaley Thorns. We are therefore consulting all community representatives/ interested parties.

A PSPO is a provision, created by the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, which is intended to deal with persistent and unreasonable conduct by individuals in a public place which is detrimental to the local community’s quality of life.

The aim is to stop individuals or groups committing anti-social behaviour in public spaces. They are designed to ensure the law-abiding majority can use and enjoy public spaces, safe from anti-social behaviour. Enforcement can be undertaken by council officers, police officers and PCSOs.

In 2015 we made a PSPO which was successful in tackling anti-social behaviour in Langwith. We have worked with the Police and believe that there is a need for the order to be reviewed. Based on the latest reports of anti-social behaviour witnessed and reported to the police, we are removing a prohibition which is no longer needed, and creating a direction to leave requirement.

The proposal is that there will be a new Order which will introduce restrictions for the use of a defined area. If you have any comments or objections to the above we would appreciate your feedback by Monday 25 November 2019. A decision as to whether to issue an Order with new terms will be made after the consultation ends.

 

Creswell Crags is delighted to announce Professor Alice Roberts as its new Patron. Famous for its Ice Age cave art, archaeological and paleontological finds linking its limestone caves to prehistoric hunters and creatures such as woolly mammoths and hyenas, the site recently hit the headlines for the discovery of the largest collection of protective ‘Witch Marks’ found in the UK. This latest discovery was featured on a 2019 episode of Digging for Britain, which Professor Roberts presents. Professor Alice Roberts [Paul Wilkinson Photography]

Professor Roberts visited the site in 2010 to see the Ice Age rock art in Church Hole cave as part of the first series of Digging for Britain. As a high profile media and academic personality, known for her work with prehistory, science, and evolution, her expertise is highly relevant to Creswell Crags.

Alice Roberts said “I’m delighted to become a Patron of this incredibly important site - with rock art dating back to the end of the Palaeolithic, when ancient hunter gatherer groups were recolonising Britain, as the ice sheets of the last Ice Age were retreating. From that ancient rock art - the most northerly in Europe - to later ‘witches’ mark’ engravings, Creswell Crags is steeped in mystery and history.”

Managed by Creswell Heritage Trust, an independent charity entirely reliant on donations and ticket sales, Creswell Crags, on the Nottinghamshire/Derbyshire border, is a popular, award-winning visitor attraction and beauty spot, with a museum containing artefacts from the collection of the British Museum and Natural History Museum, regular cave tours, and a unique special events programme. The previous patron was naturalist David Bellamy, who died in late 2019.

Dr Tim Caulton, Chair of Creswell Heritage Trust said: “Creswell Heritage Trust is absolutely delighted that Professor Alice Roberts has accepted our invitation to become Patron of the Trust. Alice is an enthusiastic, popular and well-respected supporter of public engagement with science, history and archaeology and as such she embodies the aims and aspirations of staff, trustees and supporters of Creswell Crags as we strive to become a site of World Heritage Status.”

Paul Baker, Executive Director of Creswell Heritage Trust said: “The appointment of Professor Roberts as a new patron marks a significant moment in the evolution of Creswell Heritage Trust. We are honoured that Alice has accepted our invitation and we look forward to working with her and welcoming her to the site. Her reputation and academic credentials perfectly reflect those of our site and we applaud the work she has undertaken for other charities. This signifies a wonderful start to 2020.”

For more information about Creswell Crags, including opening times, visit the website

Notes for editors

  • Creswell Crags forms part of one of Europe's most important archaeological landscapes preserving the most significant cluster of cave sites inhabited during the last Ice Age in Britain. The caves provided shelter for Neanderthal and anatomically modern people through a crucial period of human evolution between 130,000 and 10,000 years ago.
  • Since the 1880s, excavations have produced a wealth of evidence from which it is possible to interpret what life was like for hunters at the edge of Europe. Archaeological finds dating back between 10,000 and 50,000 years ago have also been discovered, including flint and bone tools and carvings, proving that Ice Age hunters visited the site to hunt reindeer and horse.
  • Creswell Crags hit the headlines in April 2003 with the discovery of the Ice Age Cave Art, billed as one of the most important prehistoric finds in the last decade, Britain's earliest cave art 13,000 years old including figures of birds, deer, bison and horse. Britain's oldest work of art, a fine engraving of a horse on animal rib bone found in Robin Hood Cave and the recent cave art discoveries in Church Hole connects us with the great era of cave painting on the continent.
  • The discovery of cave art at Creswell Crags in 2003 was the most important find from the British Palaeolithic since the discovery of 500,000 year old hominid remains from Boxgrove, West Sussex in the mid-1990s.
  • In February 2019 it hit the headlines again with news of the discovery of the largest collection of Witch Marks in the UK. The news was reported around the world.

For further information please contact Rebecca Morris-Buck, Communications Manager, Creswell Heritage Trust:
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on 01909 720378 ext 2029

 

We are reviewing the need for a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) in Shirebrook and Langwith Junction. We are therefore consulting all community representatives/ interested parties.

A PSPO is a provision, created by the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, which is intended to deal with persistent and unreasonable conduct by individuals in a public place which is detrimental to the local community’s quality of life.

The aim is to stop individuals or groups committing anti-social behaviour in public spaces. They are designed to ensure the law-abiding majority can use and enjoy public spaces, safe from anti-social behaviour. Enforcement can be undertaken by council officers, police officers and PCSOs.

In 2015 we made a PSPO which was successful in tackling anti-social behaviour in Shirebrook and Langwith Junction. We have worked with the Police and believe that there is a need for the order to be reviewed. Based on the latest reports of anti-social behaviour relating to vehicles in the Market Place, the proposed order will introduce new prohibitions, as well as removing those which are no longer needed.

The proposal is that there will be a new Order which will introduce restrictions for the use of a defined areas and the Shirebrook Market Place. If you have any comments or objections to the above we would appreciate your feedback by Monday 25 November 2019. A decision as to whether to issue an Order with new terms will be made after the consultation ends.

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