Monthly Archives: September 2008

SAVED: Barlborough’s Red Telephone Box

Barlborough’s red telephone box will not be removed. Following the public consultation process, Bolsover District Council objected to a number of red telephone boxes throughout the district being removed. This means that BT will have to retain the kiosk on High … Continue reading

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Dicing With Dangerous Footpath Number 38

Many residents will be familiar with this stretch of footpath number 38, the one that leads from Slayley Green up towards the pelican crossing on Hancock’s Hill. It’s got worse – there is now a two inch gap coupled with … Continue reading

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Historic Wall Razed To The Ground…

Derbyshire County Council is just applying for planning permission to take down a 7m stretch of the Grade II listed wall which runs alongside the school. As you can probably see, the wall was down a long time before permission was sought. … Continue reading

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Barlborough Bloomers!

Reported in Bolsover Advertiser 24th September 2008 ‘Barlborough is blooming marvellous Green-fingered villagers are celebrating after their flower power earned a top trophy in the East Midlands in Bloom awards. Barlborough was awarded second place in the Silver Gilt Award … Continue reading

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Waystone Ltd Sponsoring Bolsover Firework Spectacular

Tickets are now on sale for the annual Bolsover Firework display. The theme this year is ‘Science Fiction Fantasy.’ Admission to the 25th October event is strictly by advance ticket only which are on sale at £4.95 each, with under … Continue reading

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Ditch The Doh…

Why do some residents insist on pronoucing Dobbies as ‘Dohbbies’? Its even been suggested that you use the latter if ‘you are posh’! The mind boggles – what are the implications for hobbies, lobbies, toddies, lorries… The discerning shopper should ‘ditch the … Continue reading

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Bellway Backing Clowne And A £20k Fine!

Bellway Homes has just resubmitted housing plans for the former college site in the centre of Clowne. So all might not be lost with the housing development. However they have just been fined £20k by the Health and Safety Executive … Continue reading

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Dancing On Tables At The Barlborough Apollo!

See if you can recognise anyone…

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How Much is J29A Costing Us?

Letter from Gillian Merron MP (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State) to Dennis Skinner MP for Bolsover. Confirming the funding for Junction 29A. We have a few questions… ‘8 Jan 2006 Dear Dennis MARKHAM EMPLOYMENT GROWTH ZONE (Markham Vale) You will … Continue reading

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Bolsover Doing a Fabulous Job Keeping Our Lay-Bys Clean

This was what our lay-bys looked like not so long ago. The constant dumping of rubbish from passing traffic turned the lay-bys into an eyesore (and health hazard). Bolsover District Council has done a fabulous job emptying the bins everyday … Continue reading

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