The Controversial Bowshaw Barrier

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Does anyone remember when the controversial Bowshaw Barrier was installed?  What did it cost and why was it necessary? Well, we think it was about seven years ago at a cost of around £15,000.  It was an experiment to encourage … Read More

Local Plan Interim Report

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The NEDDC Local Plan is currently under scrutiny by Independent Planning Inspector Sarah Housden. She has now produced her Interim Report and the Council has put out a press release in response. The Interim Report suggests that there will be Main … Read More

One of the Oldest Businesses in Town

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In February DCS was invited to hold its monthly event in the Board Room of the Wm Lee Foundry on Callywhite Lane.  MD Toni Caranannte, who has worked there for more than thirty years, gave a fascinating insight into how … Read More

The Last K6 in Town

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It is almost four years since we adopted and renovated two K6 telephone kiosks.  The last K6 in town stands below the Holmesdale shops.  It has been in a poor way due to neglect and vandalism, having been decommissioned by … Read More

Dronfield High Street Crossing Campaign

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A Dronfield Civic Society member recently raised with us the need for a pedestrian crossing on the High Street, close to the library, where it is very difficult for pedestrians, particularly if they’re elderly, frail or a parent with young … Read More

Dronfield War Memorial: A Fitting Tribute

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Former member of Dronfield Civic Society and local Tree Warden, Jim Barden together with former Chairman of DCS, John Harvey, both campaigned for the War Memorial to be cleaned in this, the centenary year marking the end of the First … Read More