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Month: September 2022

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Local News

£9million Shirebrook crematorium plans approved

Plans for a £9million crematorium have been approved for the edge of Shirebrook, with hopes it will ease ‘prolonged waiting times’ for funeral services. The eagerly-anticipated facility is the result of collaboration between Bolsover District Council and Shirebrook Town Council and has been years in the making. A large site off Common Lane next to Shirebrook Cemetery has been earmarked for the project, which will feature a tranquillity courtyard with veranda, welcome […]

todaySeptember 29, 2022 18

Local News

The countdown is on for Bolsover Council to spend £100k of developers’ money

The clock is ticking for council officers who need to spend £100k of developers’ cash by the end of the year or face losing it. Bolsover District Council has received the funds in the form of Section 106 (S106) payments, which are a legal agreement between a planning authority and developer to be spent within the community. The total sum is made of S106 contributions from three separate developments throughout […]

todaySeptember 29, 2022 12

Local News

Drive-thru Starbucks plans for former Derbyshire pub approved

A former pub is to be turned into a drive-thru Starbucks, after controversial convenience store plans were shelved. Bolsover District Council granted permission for The Plug and Feathers, on The Hill, Glapwell, to be converted into a convenience store back in February, despite concerns raised by local shop owners that it would harm their businesses. However when there was insufficient interest in the store, owners Burney Estates Ltd went into […]

todaySeptember 29, 2022 29

Local News

Chesterfield named best blooming small city in the East Midlands

Chesterfield’s beautiful green spaces, colourful floral displays and innovative community projects have earned the borough a top accolade in a prestigious competition – the first time the borough has scooped the sought-after award. Judges in the regional East Midlands In Bloom awards were impressed by the breadth and quality of Chesterfield’s entry in this year’s competition – officially crowing the town as winner in the ‘Small City’ category. Representatives from […]

todaySeptember 28, 2022 11

Local Sport

Tuesday Football Round Up – Alfreton 2-2 Peterborough Sports, Buxton 1-1 Kidderminster Harriers, Ashton United 0-1 Matlock Town, Glossop North End 2-4 Hanley

A busy night of football action ended with draws for Buxton and Alfreton Town and a win for Matlock Town. In the National League North - Alfreton Town secured a dramatic draw when Matt Rhead scored in the 94th minute against Peterborough Sports. Fraser Preston had given the Reds the lead but then goals from Ryan Fryatt and a Daniel Lawlor penalty gave the visitors the lead until Rhead's late […]

todaySeptember 27, 2022 13

Local News

Housing plans approved for Derbyshire green belt left to look like a ‘scrap yard’

A landowner who made an area of Derbyshire green belt look like a ‘scrap yard’ has been granted planning permission for a housing development for the third time in a row, in the hope it will lead to the land being cleared. Chesterfield Borough Council granted applicants Mr and Mrs B Steele permission to demolish some commercial buildings at Handleywood Farm, in Whittington Road, Barrow Hill, and erect seven dwellings, […]

todaySeptember 27, 2022 10

Local News

Financial worries for Amber Valley Borough Council

Experts have concerns over a Derbyshire council’s “significant weaknesses” relating to financial sustainability after years of turmoil. Mazars, which audits Amber Valley Borough Council – assessing its financial security – has concerns over how the authority plans and manages its resources to ensure it can continue to deliver services. Gavin Barker, a director at Mazars, told a borough council meeting on September 21 that two years on from raising concerns […]

todaySeptember 27, 2022 4

Local News

A public inquiry will be held into plans for a huge solar farm in the beloved countryside near a North Derbyshire town

A public inquiry will be held into plans for a huge solar farm in the beloved countryside near a Derbyshire town. KS SPV 61 Limited – a company run by Kronos Solar – is appealing for a 310-acre solar farm between Alfreton and Oakerthorpe, at Hall Farm, off Church Street, to be approved. Amber Valley Borough Council rejected its plans in December last year following in excess of 750 objections […]

todaySeptember 27, 2022 18


Plans in place to reopen landmark Peak District pub

The owners of a landmark Peak District pub that has been closed for two years say they are ‘keen’ to reopen it.The Grade II listed Ashford Arms, in Ashford-in-the-Water, has been sitting empty since its licensees, who were renting it from Star Pubs and Bars, closed it down.Now the pub giant, which owns more than 2,000 premises UK-wide, is taking steps to breathe life back into the 18th Century premises.A […]

todaySeptember 27, 2022 2