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Shirebrook Town Park

Shirebrook Town Park

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 16:00 by Jennifer Jeffery

When designing the children's play area the Town Council felt it imperative that items of equipment were included that would allow disabled members of the community to use the area alongside their able bodied friends and family members. The wheelchair swing and inclusive roundabout were selected as the items of equipment that would be most beneficial.

Unfortunately since installation there have been constant reports of misuse of the equipment, particularly the wheelchair swing. This initially led to us having to lock off the ramp to prevent damage to both the swing and the surrounding safety flooring. Keys were issued to genuine users so that they could continue to benefit from the swing at their own convenience. More »

Recently the misuse has increased, so much so that we have taken the decision to remove the swing. This is only a temporary measure. We are looking for ways to prevent further misuse of the swing, when not being used genuinely, whilst ensuring that it remains accessible to disabled users, potentially by the use of a radar key or similar.

We need your help. Please speak with your youngsters and explain that this piece of invaluable equipment is for use by wheelchair users only. It is those genuine users that are now suffering whilst the swing is off site. » Less

Temporary Road Closure

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 13:00 by Jennifer Jeffery

DERBYSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL - TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE

COMMON LANE, SHIREBROOK

WHEN: 21 July 2017 to 15 September 2017 - Any 5 days between given dates.

WHERE: Common Lane, Shirebrook between Main Street and Scarcliffe Lanes.

REASON: To facilitate surface dressing.

ALTERNATIVE ROUTE: Scarcliffe Lanes, Chatsworth Avenue, Burlington Avenue, Langwith Road, B6407 Shirebrook and vice versa.

Access will be maintained, whenever reasonably possible, on the affected length of road. The road will re-open as soon as the work is finished. This may be earlier than advertised. More »

Derbyshire County Council apologises for any inconvenience caused while work takes place. Anyone needing further information should ring Call Derbyshire 01629 533190.

The County Council intends to make/has made an Order under Section 14 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) to prohibit its use by traffic.

Mike Ashworth, Strategic Director – Economy, Transport and Communities, County Hall, MATLOCK DE4 3AG » Less

Shirebrook Town Market Pedestrian Zone

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 09:00 by Jennifer Jeffery

In July 2015 the Chairman of Shirebrook Town Council took the decision to temporarily assist with the enforcement of the pedestrian zone around the Market Square. This decision was taken to alleviate problems being faced by members of the public due to vehicles not adhering to the rules of the pedestrian zone in force.

During the past nineteen months staff on duty at the entrance to the 'coned off' area have been subjected to verbal abuse, threats of violence and more recently there have been a number of vehicles blatantly ignoring the rules by driving the wrong way around the square, entering the square at unofficial points and even driving over the cones in a threatening manner. Members of the public are aware that we have no power to take action against those who ignore the pedestrian zone but most have been appreciative of our efforts to assist responsible authorities in contributing to the safety of pedestrians in the area. More »

This assistance was only ever meant to be a temporary solution whilst the Town Council sought action and enforcement from those responsible for the roadways around the square, however we cannot continue with the system any longer when staff are being faced with the issues outlined above.

Therefore, with instruction from Shirebrook Town Council Chairman and the Market Committee Chairman, we will no longer be 'coning off' the entrance to the square at the junction of Market Street and Station Road.

Please be assured though that the Town Council, with the support of Derbyshire Constabulary, will continue to seek a resolution to traffic issues and remain in talks with the County Council for their assistance in the matter.

Members of the public are reminded that it is their own responsibility to follow the rules of the pedestrian zone and, if applicable, their own blue badge rules in relation to access and parking in general and that parking is not permitted on the actual Market Square on market days. » Less

Shirebrook Outside In

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 09:00 by Jennifer Jeffery

On 24th January 2017 a networking event was held to launch the promotional film that Shirebrook Town Council had commissioned to highlight Shirebrook's positive aspects and encourage recognition of the Town's development potential. Additionally the newly constructed Town Council website went 'live' on the same day providing a point of access to information for all members of the community and potential growth investors alike. The evening was a great success with attendees from near and far appreciating the town's current assets and potential for growth. Further information, the film and interviews can be viewed by clicking here.