New grit bins in Pleasley to beat the winter weather

A MOVE by highways bosses to introduce a new grit bin on a Pleasley road has been welcomed by community leaders.

Derbyshire County Council has agreed to provide the bin on Occupation Road in the village, Pleasley parish councillors were told at a meeting last week.

The councillors also agreed to buy two more bins using parish funds for Old School Lane, Pleasley, and Devonshire Street, New Houghton - subject to county council approval.

Clerk Brian Carnall told the meeting how Pleasley Patients’ Group had written to Derbyshire County Council with concerns over its gritting schedule for Chesterfield Road this winter.

Members of the group want Chesterfield Road to be made a primary route so that access to the GP surgery is kept open if it snows this winter.

The group is also requesting a central refuge to be installed near the surgery to make crossing the road safer.

Councillors were told how golfers were putting park users at risk by practising in recreation areas in the parish.

They agreed to install sign posts warning against this on Rotherham Road recreation area, New Houghton, and Terrace Lane recreation ground, Pleasley.

A new volunteering post is to be created to help out at New Houghton Computer Group, with councillors agreeing to pay the applicant’s travel expenses.

No objection was raised by councillors against plans by Derbyshire Church Diocese to protect two parking spaces for New Houghton Community Centre.

But they refused to back an appeal by the organiser of a car boot sale on land behind Pleasley Miners’ Welfare against council enforcement notices.

Bolsover District Council is taking action after the organiser allegedly failed to operate within specified times and ran over its allowance of 100 pitches.

Pleasley folk will have a chance of winning four commemorative coins worth £5 each next year as the parish council marks the Queen’s Diamong Jubilee.

Crossword enthusiasts will have four opportunities to scoop the prize coins in the parish news letter in 2012.