Derbyshire leaders have joined together to ask visitors to respect local communities this coming bank holiday weekend and to consider if they could come later in the year instead. A joint message has been signed not only by Council Leaders across the county, including the Leader of Derbyshire Dales District Council, Councillor Garry Purdy, but also by the Chief Constable and Chief Fire Officer of Derbyshire, East Midlands Ambulance Trust and local NHS Foundation Trusts.
During the current pandemic Hathersage Parish Council decided to take advantage of the Government’s scheme to furlough the pool staff. As such the Swimming Pool website is not being updated but there is still progress to report with the refurbishment works. The primary contractor has been able to do limited work within the restrictions and now sub-contractors are starting to return, again within the restrictions. You will see from the photos here that the pool has been relined, new lane markings added and the rubber crumb is being laid. What you can’t see is the magnificent new pumping and filtration plant that is also fully installed. In the coming days the refilling of the pool will begin and the commissioning of the new equipment soon after.
While no one yet knows when swimming pools and leisure centres will be able to reopen and under what restrictions, the Parish Council is considering some options that may or may not be used to assist in this. It was thought better to have had some thought about these things rather than none and to just sit and wait.
Swim England are actively canvassing the Government over the benefits of swimming and how this type of exercise, especially when outside, can be beneficial to people with many and varied ailments but especially in these difficult times. We hope that this pressure continues to ensure the success of swimming pools of all sorts around the country and the underlying cost savings and benefits to health are acknowledged.
Be assured that the intention is that Hathersage Swimming Pool will reopen as soon as possible along the guidelines that are published at that time. All the staff are eager, while patient, to return at the appropriate time and welcome you back to this magnificent facility.
The management of Brookfield Manor have contacted Hathersage Parish Council this week about the abuse by some of the permissive path over their drive to where the public footpath from the allotments to Coggers Lane crosses it . . Access is permitted by Brookfield Manor for the residents of Hathersage to have passage over the land by the use of their gate controlled by a combination lock. It has been noted that some people have been walking dogs OFF the lead and this has led to a sheep being mauled and DOG FOULING of the land.
Please keep dogs on leads and clean up after your dog so that Residents are allowed to continue to use this convenient route.
The Parish Council are grateful to Brookfield Manor for allowing the residents of Hathersage this concession which is appreciated by many residents.
All Parish Councils are being updated on a daily basis with regards the schedule of refuse and recycling collections that are being carried out by Serco on behalf of DDDC. The information being provided: is too lengthy to be continually added to the Parish Council website; is often not pertinent to Hathersage and requires updating daily. Can I therefore encourage residents to keep an eye on the Derbyshire Dales website should they be unsure if their refuse and recycling is to be collected or not?
Reminder about Easter week collections:
Good Friday (10 April) is a normal collections day (for rounds that are operating). There will be no collections on Easter Monday (13 April), but our crews will be working on Saturday the 18th, meaning all collections next week will be one day later than usual.
The only missed collections DDDC need to know about are any missed household waste collections and these should be reported online at www.derbyshiredales.gov.uk/missedcollection