Bassetlaw District Council

Election results for 2019

    Elected in 2019
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    37
    37
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    Elected in 2019
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    5
    5
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    Elected in 2019
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    5
    5
    +2
    Elected in 2019
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    1
    1
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Most Recent

  1. Council leader: Hospitals 'hit by a tsunami'

    BBC Radio Nottingham

    The leader of Bassetlaw District Council has called the enforcement of new coronavirus restrictions in Nottinghamshire a "complete circus".

    Simon Greaves believes tougher measures should have come into place much earlier.

    Worksop

    He said: "Back in September, the government were told things need to happen in order to make some dramatic changes - they didn't take the advice.

    "We're now at this policy of local arrangements and I think that action should have been taken a lot quicker in order to mitigate the spread of the virus.

    "We've all been told very clearly that there need to be more than the standard tier three measures in order to make a dent in the rise and spread of Covid-19.

    "Our hospitals and NHS have been hit by a tsunami - that's the reality."

    He said the additional restrictions people in Nottinghamshire will face have the "full endorsement" of the chief medical officer.

    "When you're told, in very blunt terms, about the scale of the challenge ahead and of the lives that will be at risk and that there's more that needs to be done, there's no easy option I'm afraid," he said.

  2. 'Major incident' declared in Worksop

    Alex Smith

    BBC News Online

    A "major incident" has been declared in Worksop, a councillor has told the BBC.

    Councillor Simon Greaves, of Bassetlaw District Council, said emergency services have responded "excellently" to the flooding in the town, which has seen 25 homes evacuated.

    "The authority has opened its leisure centre in Worksop as basically, an evacuation point for people to stay safe, warm and dry," he said.

    "Flooding is more than just the town centre though - there is an estate further to the north that has been heavily flooded also."

    Mr Greaves added some residents were taken by boat to the leisure centre.

    Worksop