Community Events 2018

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March 2018

From Barrow Hill Community Trust: The Memorial Hall belongs to the local community, not the council or any other organisation.

Be part of what happens next. Monthly meetings will be open to everyone from now on – so bring your ideas, make suggestions, volunteer to help out, or simply come along and listen. Your views will help the trustees to make decisions that benefit everyone in the community.

Bring the kids, bring the neighbours, bring yourselves – and let’s get the Hall up and running again as soon as possible. Together – we can do it!


The Look North sofa challenge will be coming through Barrow Hill on Wednesday 21st March in aid of Sport Relief.


31st March The tripboat, Madeline, will be running cruises from Hollingwood Hub, S43 2PF, accompanied by the Easter Bunny. Every child will receive an Easter Egg. A drink and a Hot Cross Bun for Adults. Picture Trail. £7. Trips run on the half hour from 10.30; last trip at 3.30. Booking essential – ring 01629 533020. (and 1st/2nd April)


April 2018

Sunday 1st April The annual chocoholics festival returns. Come and hunt eggs in Ringwood Park! The usual bacon sandwiches and hot drinks will be served (subject to council approval). Meet in Ringwood Park at 10.30am for an 11am start (approx). Tickets cost £3 per child. There is a separate hunt for under 5’s. Collect hollow plastic eggs to exchange for prizes (Make sure you keep your ticket stub to claim) and look out for the Golden Egg to win the first prize!!


Trips on Madeline will run from Hollingwood Hub on 2nd and 4th April and on Saturdays throughout the month. Trips leave at 12.00, 1.00, 2.00 and 3.00. No advance bookings, just come and pay on the day. £5, or £3 for under 16s. At 10.00, there will be a 2-hour return trip to Staveley Town Basin or Bluebank. £10, or £6 for under 16s. Free tea and coffee. This must be booked in advance, please ring 01629 533020.

May 2018

Saturday 23rd June 2018 from 12pm. Bandfest @The Hollingwood. Live outdoor music event – back to back bands all day.

Saturday 30th June-Sunday 1st July  Chesterfield Canal Festival 2018

Boat trips, Entertainment marquee, Craft stalls, Canal societies, Canoeing, Canal Ware, Children’s rides, Birds of Prey, Charity stalls, Wildlife Groups plus Food Stalls and a Real Ale Bar. Free parking. Entrance £5, free for Under 12s.
For further information email
There will be a concert on the Friday night (29th June) featuring the Swing Commanders. Tickets will be available on the Canal Trust website

July 7th and 8th Staveley Armed Forces and Veterans weekend at Poolsbrook Country Park.

Coming soon….

Saturday August 18th: HRA Summer Fair

Saturday 27th October: HRA Hallowe’en Kids Party

Sunday 4th November: HRA Christmas Market

Sunday 11th November: Remembrance Sunday. Centenary of the Armistice

Saturday 8th December: HRA Christmas Kids Party