Sometimes there are one or two things - this week there are 8, so no time to dilly dally - let's get started!
Chapel pews anybody?
After discussions, Damion from Ethos Upcycling began to remove some of the pews from the church & began to offer them for sale on social media sites including the OBY Facebook page.
And they have started to 'fly off the shelves', as the expression goes. New homes have been found both locally & in far flung places, like Mansfield!, to go into private homes and commercial premises.
So, if a Chapel pew has been high on your shopping list for this year then have a look at Ethos Upcycling FB page & message Damion to discuss. At the moment they are in 4ft, & 6ft and in the coming weeks there will be some 10ft ones too!!
What is there to miss??!!
And here at OBY we have been giving thought to what we might do to support the event & encourage people to come in & see us.
So we are working on a 'Cake Bonanza' theme where we will showcase local cake makers, and hopefully you will come along and sample some 'gooey offerings' - and buy them too!
We are almost at the point of launching 'Cake Bonanza', and so more in future blog posts.
If you are a cake maker, and want to be kept informed, then send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be in touch.
New Tenants update
Her opening times are -
- Tuesday 11am to 3pm
- Wednesday 10am to 3.30pm
- Friday 11am to 3pm
Gail has also taken some space in The Gallery @ Old Bolsover Yard offering some very special vintage crockery - well worth a look!
That will then just leave us with Unit 1 to find a tenant for. If you are interested about finding out more - email me - oldbolsover email@example.com
More details to follow!
Well here at OBY we have had not one but all our doors that were replaced as part of our re-furbishment last summer, develop 'sticking door sickness'.
So we were glad to see Steve Newbould of Newbould Developments and his team 'on-site' earlier in the week to be 'door doctors', and now all the doors can be opened by anyone, and we are all having to find a new way of 'getting strong'
Thanks Steve - much appreciated!
The search goes on.....!!
So far, we have not been able to find these people, who seem to be in short supply, or very expensive.
Any help that you can give would be greatly appreciated, or we may be forced to book a German Oom Pah Band!, which doesn't quite fit the ambience we are trying to create of a peaceful evening of food, drink & light music.
Bolsover District Culture & Tourism Partnership
The meeting allowed me to make a number of contacts with 'key people' and as a result I have now set up meetings with Scott Chambers - Marketing Officer with Bolsover District Council ((BDC), and with Louise Fountain, the new Property Manager at Bolsover Castle. I had already arranged a meeting with Sudipta Ghosh - Senior Economic Development Officer at BDC, for 8th February, to discuss, amongst other things the Future High Streets Fund, which has just been published by HM Government, who are calling for proposals.
Updates on all of these meetings & what it means for OBY in future blog posts.
Old Bolsover Yard joins Marketing Peak District & Derbyshire
By becoming a Member, we expand our opportunities to tell people about OBY, and to get involved with a wider networking group, who have resources that we as a small business don't have, but could valuably use.
For example by being Members we instantly get listings in a number of publications/guides etc. as part of our membership fee.
We get to take part in promotional activities organised by the Tourist Board.
On March 14th, we are going to be at the Annual Leaflet Swap being held at The Octagon in Buxton, and allows us to share our news & marketing material with a wide range of other attractions, accommodation providers, and activity providers across the area.
Just imagine being able to get OBY leaflets in all the hotels, guest houses, caravan parks etc. in the immediate area. So that when visitors to the area ask what to do & where to go, they are directed to OBY and to Bolsover. Our leaflet could bring people into Bolsover, and while they are here they visit your shop, cafe, pub, restaurant - all because of the OBY leaflet.
But 'fear not' I won't be expecting a cut of your increased income or footfall. It is my gift to you & to Bolsover!!.
Holiday closure ....
The picture above might give you a clue about the sort of holiday they are going on!!
The longest blog post....!
But we firmly believe that we have got a business to shout about. We may still be a bit 'rough around the edges', as we put the finishing touches to OBY.
But as Network Rail frequently say - 'We are getting there!' - so come back and see us next week for another exciting blog post.