Monthly Archives: December 2008

Warning: Spanish Lottery Sweepstake Scam

Some Barlborough residents have received letters informing them that they have won money in the International Lottery Sweepstake Espana. The letters are addressed personally with the recipients full name, are posted from Malaga and look authentic (Christmas stamps etc). The … Continue reading

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Doing Away With the District Councils?

Received in the Inbox 22 December 13.02 ‘Dear Barlborough Life I have heard that the administrative boundaries are being ‘redrawn’ and that Barlborough and Whitwell will come under Chesterfield Borough Council rather than Bolsover District Council. Is this true and … Continue reading

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Just To Recap – Under Labour Control

Just to recap: Under Labour control the Parish Council ended up with: 1. A County Court judgement against it – for the first time in its history 2. Paying £3,100 in rent arrears to the Barlborough Civic Trust 3. Spent … Continue reading

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Let’s ‘Start Building Council Houses Again’

House of Commons Debates Thursday 18th December Oral Answers to Questions – Treasury  Banks (Rescue Package) Dennis Skinner (Bolsover, Labour) ‘Does the Chancellor agree that one of the quickest ways to get people back into work is through the construction … Continue reading

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‘Council’s Cash Pay-Out To Ex-Clerk’

Parish Council Meeting Monday 14th April 2008 Minute Number 797/2008:23 ‘Barlborough First has been excluded from all discussions and decisions regarding the Clerks grievance or the Council instigated dismissal and redundancy procedure. All of these actions should have been discussed … Continue reading

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The Barlborough News Is Back!

Received in the Inbox 16 Dec 15.26 ‘To whom it may concern: I’ve just received my Barlborough News and I’m absolutely delighted – it’s like having an old friend back! Where has it been? It even had the church newsletter … Continue reading

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Evening of Carols – A Huge Success

The evening of carols held in Doreen’s garden tonight was a huge success – once again hundreds of people turned up. We had our first ever  lantern parade organised by Junction Arts. The school choir sang and Creswell brass band … Continue reading

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‘Stay Out of Clowne…’ Cllr Jim Smith

On the 4th December (polling day), Karl Reid, the Labour Chairman of Clowne Parish Council was in Barlborough ‘Little’ School (the polling station) at 7.20am. He was instructing candidates standing for election that they were not allowed to wear their … Continue reading

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Health Club Application Submitted For Ash Close

Dunmar Investments has submitted a planning application for a health club on Ash Close. To view the application click here. There is also an application in for advertising consent for an illuminated sign for ‘Go Fitness’. Go Fitness is a … Continue reading

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Barlborough First’s Comments On The Original McDonald’s Application

Below are comments submitted to Bolsover District Planning department on the 19 August by Barlborough First in response to McDonald’s original application to vary the conditions of their planning permission. Neither the Labour Party or our Labour District Councillors commented … Continue reading

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