Edinburgh Council to live stream meetings

In a forward thinking move Edinburgh Council are to stream council meetings live over the Internet to all this whom want to watch. The aim of the council is to improve debate and involvement in local politics – Exactly our aim in wanting to record the meetings of Whitwell Parish Coucil.

Not only will meetings be streamed live, they will also be recorded and stored as a permanent record of decisions made and the debate around them – this is another point we raised that caused shocked looks on the faces of some councillors.

You can find the full story here: http://m.scotsman.com/edinburgh-evening-news/cameras-to-stream-live-footage-from-city-chambers-1-2308360

Extreme Wheels Roadshow

Whitwell Forward and Bolsover District Council are bringing the Extreme Wheels Roadshow to Whitwell Primary School on Thursday 24th May between 6-8PM.

This is a free to attend event, although there are a few rules:

  • Helmets must be worn at all times
  • Minimum age is 7 years old, although under 9s must be accompanied by an adult
  • A parental consent form must be returned on the day
  • Consent forms can be found here: http://www.bolsover.gov.uk/extreme-wheels

Not only will this provide some much needed activity in the village for the younger members of our community but it is also a great opportunity for opinions and voices to be heard as the Extreme Wheels team will be doing video questionnaires to find out what our younger people want in the village, especially with regards to scate-parks etc. which the Parish Council is already looking in to.


May Day 2012

We're in May already and that means May Day celebratinos at the community centre.

This year saw comedy skiffle group Kick 'n' Rush perform as well as May Pole dancing to music provided by Whitwell Brass Band.

May Day Celebrations 2012

Once again the Whitwell Community Centre will be hosting May Day celebrations on Monday 7th May from 1PM.

This years celebrations will include:

There will also be stalls and displays from local groups as well as burgers and refreshments available including the bar being open.

Karl | Whitwell Parish

It’s a Knockout – Family Fun Day

The Boot & Shoe will be hosting "It's a Knockout" on the recreation ground on Sunday 6th May 2012 from 11AM onwards.

If you'd like to enter a team then call Kay on 01909 720319, you'll need 6 people aged 16 or over.  There will also be a mini event for those younger.

If you're not up for entering then there will still be lots to do, including:

  • BBQ
  • Bar
  • Karaoke
  • Music
  • Bouncy Castle
  • Inflatible Slide
  • Balloon Modelling
  • Face Painting
  • Stalls
  • and more

Here's hoping for some good weather :)

Karl | Whitwell Parish

Whitwell Forward Presents – Eddie and the Goldtops

Whitwell Forward porudly presents, Eddie and the Goldtops by The Badapple Theatre Company at Whitwell Community Centre on 4th May 2012 at 8PM:


It's 'Swinging Sixties' Britain and Eddie the Milkman has dreams of musical stardom.

But life just keeps getting in the way………

Everywhere you look, there are bands determined to hit the big time. This tale follows our Eddie. He is inspired by the cream of the pop charts and tired of the milk float of ordinary life. But it's thirty years before 'The X Factor' and he's got a long way to go if he wants to make it.

Eddie inherited the family milk round from his father and has fulfilled his promise to never miss a delivery for the good people of the village. But suddenly things are on the up! His songs are heading up the charts and if he can get there by tonight, he'll be on 'Top of the Pops'…. but when things take a churn for the worse, will he make it back for the morning milk?

This is a comedy play with original music and songs written by award-winning musician/composer Jez Lowe. He has recreated that sixties vibe to keep your feet tapping and put a smile on your face !


  Advance On the door
Adults £8 £9
Children £6 £7
Family £24 £24


Doors open at 7PM with the performance starting at 8PM.  The bar will be open.