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trentbarton Derbyshire drivers #1 in the nation

trentbarton Derbyshire drivers #1 in the nation

trentbarton drivers in Derbyshire have been ranked the UK’s best in a national survey of almost 50,000 people which also found Derbyshire has the most satisfied bus customers in the UK. The latest Transport Focus survey of bus users heralds trentbarton in Derbyshire is the joint top operator in the UK for customer satisfaction. In Nottinghamshire, trentbarton’s drivers are hot on their colleagues’ heels – they are joint 4th in the country. And overall Nottinghamshire’s …

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Construction Health

J Tomlinson operations manager selected to compete in World Transplant Games

J Tomlinson operations manager selected to compete in World Transplant Games

J Tomlinson operations manager Dave Fisher has been selected for the first time to represent Great Britain and Northern Ireland in the World Transplant Games. Dave, who received a kidney transplant in 2015 from his wife Kelly, has been picked to represent his country in the 50m and 100m freestyle swimming, volleyball, table tennis and ten pin bowling. He has previously taken part in three British Transplant Games – winning many medals – but this …

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Construction

NEW VILLAGE HALL FOR REPTON

NEW VILLAGE HALL FOR REPTON

A new £753,000 village hall in Repton is due for completion this Summer. The existing village hall on Askew Grove has been demolished and a new one is being built to create a modern facility offering a range of flexible and additional spaces. The project team includes Armsons, the cost consultants and project managers based in Darley Abbey, bi Design Architecture Ltd who are based just a short distance from the village hall in Repton, …

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Construction

REVISED OUTLINE PERMISSION GRANTED FOR NEXT RESIDENTIAL PARCEL AT CADLEY PARK

REVISED OUTLINE PERMISSION GRANTED FOR NEXT RESIDENTIAL PARCEL AT CADLEY PARK

South Derbyshire Council has approved outline planning permission for the next parcel of land for new homes at Cadley Park in Swadlincote. National consultancy Pegasus Group secured the outline permission for up to 68 homes on the 4.5 acre ‘Parcel A’ on behalf of landowner Harworth Group plc, providing planning, urban design and landscape services. Set within the National Forest, Harworth Group’s Cadley Park is a development comprising 600 new homes across three parcels, with …

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Business Commercial

Flooring Manufacturer invests £4m on new machinery project

Flooring Manufacturer invests £4m on new machinery project

Forbo Flooring based in Ripley Derbyshire has invested £4.1m in a new project which will increase manufacturing capacity and efficiency following the purchase of a new £3m Double Belt Thermofix laminating machine that makes floor coverings. Heavy machinery moving specialist Joseph Merritt Group Plc was appointed to store, move and install the new machine. Forbo Flooring has manufactured the ‘Flotex’ brand for over 45 years. The product is available in sheet, tile and plank format. Flotex flocked flooring has been installed in an array …

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Construction Property

FIRST APPROVALS FOR RESIDENTIAL, RETAIL AND LEISURE DEVELOPMENT

FIRST APPROVALS FOR RESIDENTIAL, RETAIL AND LEISURE DEVELOPMENT

Pegasus Group is managing and promoting a major project in South Derbyshire which is being developed for residential, retail and leisure use through the Local Plan. Planning for the initial phase of the strategic site was approved recently, with permission granted for infrastructure works which will pave the way for hundreds of new homes. South Derbyshire District Council approved plans that will enable works including roundabout access, to the spine road, and all associated earthworks, …

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Construction Property

LEADING HOUSEBUILDER INVESTS IN THE EAST MIDLANDS

LEADING HOUSEBUILDER INVESTS IN THE EAST MIDLANDS

Leading housebuilder David Wilson Homes East Midlands, based in Bardon, Leicester, has built 736 homes in its operational area during the past year and contributed over £127.2m to the UK’s economic output. The achievements are highlighted in a new report which measures the housebuilder’s social and economic contribution to the Midlands over the past financial year (1st July 2017 – 31st June 2018). The five star housebuilder covers Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Derbyshire and Warwickshire. Included …

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Construction Property

SITE MANAGER HENRY SEALS THE DEAL WITH RECOGNITION FOR EXCELLENCE

SITE MANAGER HENRY SEALS THE DEAL WITH RECOGNITION FOR EXCELLENCE

A Leicestershire Site Manager has been recognised for his construction excellence after winning a prestigious Seal of Excellence award in the National Housebuilding Council (NHBC) Pride in the Job Awards.   Henry Patecki, a Senior Site Manager at David Wilson Homes East Midlands, has been celebrated for his excellent work at the developer’s now sold out development in Leicester Forest East, Forest Chase.   He has been working for the developer’s East Region division, which …

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Health

Council brings wellbeing to top of staff agenda

Council brings wellbeing to top of staff agenda

Mental health charity DRCS is working with Derbyshire Dales District Council in a progressive move to address workplace wellbeing. The charitable organisation, which provides counselling services including talking therapies across Derbyshire and the Peak District, provided a wellbeing, stress and resilience workshop to staff at the Matlock based council. The session was part of the council’s first ever Health & Wellbeing Week for its 230 employees focusing on techniques and activities to improve its staff’s …

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Construction

OFFICIAL OPENING OF NEW CLUBHOUSE AT BELPER MEADOWS COMMUNITY SPORTS CLUB

OFFICIAL OPENING OF NEW CLUBHOUSE AT BELPER MEADOWS COMMUNITY SPORTS CLUB

Belper Meadows Community Sports Club has officially opened its new multi-use clubhouse – with the help of a few special guests.  Robert Kirkland, director of Bowmer & Kirkland, cut the ribbon to declare the new clubhouse open, along with Jane Morris, who was representing her late husband John, who was the driving force behind the project. John Morris was treasurer and development officer for the club for more than 15 years and played a key …

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