Category Archives: Life

Welcome, Welcome, Welcome!

Good news! The missing road sign on Oxcroft Way has been replaced by Derbyshire County Council. Apparantly, it was stolen when it was taken down to allow for the new footpath to be installed along Oxcroft Way.

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Welcome to Barlborough 2006

In 2006 the stone entrance signs in the village were planted up with beautiful floral displays – a generous donation by Highfields Nursery. Welcome to Barlborough 2008 – work in progress… 

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STOP PRESS: Campaign to Save our Red Telephone Box will be Starting after the Consultation Period Ends

BT are planning to remove the red telephone box on the village green because it is unprofitable. Residents are being given the opportunity to comment on the proposals. The consultation started on the 28th April 2008 and will end on … Continue reading

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Barlborough Unification Song

In these troubled times with a public enquiry looming for the secure psychiatric hospital, we need some ‘light up the darkness’ moments.  In the words of Bob Marley “The people, who were trying to make this world worse… are not taking a day … Continue reading

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Hunt for Missing Road Sign Continues…

Our ‘Welcome to Barlborough’ sign has disappeared! It was sited on the left hand side going down Oxcroft Way, strategically positioned on the Parish boundary between Barlborough and Clowne. It was taken down when Derbyshire County Council were installing the … Continue reading

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“It [Barlborough] was Alright Before Those Foreigners Moved Here”

“It was alright before those foreigners from Sheffield moved here” yelled one of the Barlborough Labour Party members as the Parish Council meeting on May 12th descended into chaos [and the Clerk left in tears]. N.B. xenophobic comments not really … Continue reading

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“Pay yer bills Watsy”

…shouted one Barlborough resident (seated outside the Apollo pub on Monday night) as the solitary figure of Cllr Watts walked home after Mondays Parish Council meeting. Here here!

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Shock as Village Cross ‘Desecrated’ with Beautiful Flowers

Following the retirement of the Barlborough in Bloom Gardening Club (November 2004) from East Midlands in Bloom activities, a new gardening club was established (Friends of Barlborough in Bloom) to help with preparations for the 2005 EMIB Competition. In the … Continue reading

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We Agree Cllr Watts the ‘Bullying and Intimidation has to Stop’

‘Bullying and intimidation has to stop’ Bitter row erupts over village hall Published in the Worksop Guardian: 16 May 2008 By Helen Mullins Barlborough Parish Council is locked in a battle with Barlborough Civic Trust over a disagreement about payments … Continue reading

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Breaking News – Prize Winning Displays Returned ‘After Absence of Two Years’

In the Parish Council publication, the Barlborough News (Spring 2008 pg 6) ‘Barlborough in Bloom Gardening Club are happy to report some new developments in and around the Village. The 22 recycled Oak tubs have been returned to the Village after … Continue reading

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