Monthly Archives: July 2008

And The Winner Is…

The Treble Bob pub wanted people to nominate a project which would benefit local people. It was offering £1,000 towards the project and help to make it happen. The Chesterfield Canal Trust was selected for a barge restoration project. Residents … Continue reading

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“The Rise of Political Lying” by Peter Oborne

 Review by Marshall Lord. “I know from experience that there are still honest politicians around in both the Conservative and Labour parties. But this book is depressingly successful at showing how many others have set out to deceive the voters … Continue reading

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A Fawlty Towers Moment ‘I Know Nothing’ ¿Qué?

 Email sent Friday 15th June 2007 at 13.31 to members of the Barlborough Country Park Group, including Eion Watts, Anne Lee, Stephen Oldknow, Stephen Gilmour and the Parish Clerk. “Barlborough Country Park Group AGM and Meeting You are hereby advised … Continue reading

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“Hanging Baskets and Planters – All You Need To Know”

Derbyshire County Council Advice Leaflet “We all love to see a village in bloom. But when it comes to floral displays it does pay to follow a few guidelines before putting up baskets and placing planters. Ultimately parish councils would … Continue reading

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Cartoonist Gerald Scarfe on Politicians…

“All politicians wear a mask – it’s part of the job. Their faces are fixed in a permanent grimace which they imagine is a welcoming and trustworthy smile. They try to wear a mask of reliability – the last thing … Continue reading

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Stand By Your Flower Beds!

The judging for this year’s East Midlands in Bloom competition will take place on Friday morning. Let’s hope Barlborough gets a Gold Medal this year! UPDATE Thursday AM: Hooray, hooray, hooray – those terrible signs littering the sacred village green … Continue reading

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Management Training Day for Barlborough Parish Councillors

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English Local Elections 2009 – 7 May versus 4 June

The Government are proposing to change the date of the English local elections in 2009 from Thursday 7 May to Thursday 4 June, the day of the elections to the European Parliament. While no decisions have been taken, combining these … Continue reading

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Parish Council Argy-Bargy

Derbyshire Times  3 July 2008 “Pub’s Grand Gesture A pub is offering to serve up a £1,000 donation to fund a community project. The Treble Bob, at Barlborough wanted its customers to nominate a project which will benefit local people, … Continue reading

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Brainstorming Parish Council Email Problems…

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