Friends of Hollingwood Parks

HRA Parks

There will be a meeting of the “Friends of Hollingwood Parks” at The Elders on Laburnum Street on Thursday 28th January at 7pm.

The meeting is open to everyone interested in helping to improve the village green spaces and play facilities.


Holywell Medical Group

Drop-in sessions have been arranged for residents/patients to put forward their views on the future of G.P services in the area formerly served by the Holywell medical Group. The sessions will take place:

Thursday 3 December, 2pm–6pm at Assembly Rooms, Market Hall, Chesterfield

Monday 7 December, 2pm–6pm at the Grange Health Centre, Stubbing Road, Grangewood, Chesterfield

Tuesday 8 December, 2pm–6pm at Rectory Road Medical Centre, Staveley

Thursday 10 December, 12pm–6pm at New Haven, Station Road, Barrow Hill

Friday 11 December, 2pm–6pm at Inkersall Medical Centre, Atlee Road Inkersall


Friends of Hollingwood Parks

Ringwood LakeHollingwood Residents Association are helping to set up a new group and now have a good core of seven or so people willing to form a committee for the “Friends of Hollingwood Parks” group.

There will now be a public meeting on Thursday 22nd October at 7pm at The Elders to elect the committee and start the group off.

Anyone willing to come along and join the group and be on the committee will be very welcome.

Ringwood Park

A meeting has been arranged to take place at 6.30pm this Thursday, 25th June, at the “Elders” on Laburnum Street, to discuss setting up a possible “Friends” group for Ringwood Park.

Everyone is welcome to get involved.

Closure of Doctor’s Surgery

Medical centrePatients registered at the Barrow Hill surgery have today received a letter informing them that the surgery will be closed from Thursday this week.

Details of alternative arrangements can be found in the letter which you can read here

We sent copies of the letter to local representatives and to the Derbyshire Times. Responses have already been received  from Natascha Engel M.P. and Councillor Barry Bingham who are investigating this development.

You can comment on the closure by contacting Jon Cooper on the Derbyshire Times website here


£4.5 Million In Improvements Planned For Barrow Hill

Barrow Hill is to get a £4.5 million facelift after Chesterfield Borough Council gave the go ahead for an improvement programme.

The work to the London Boroughs estate – known more locally by it’s original name, “The Blocks” – will include:

  • New roads through the estate to improve access
  • Improving car parking throughout the estate
  • Re-routing and redesigning footpaths
  • Introducing shared courtyards
  • Making improvements to the green spaces
  • Improvements to garden boundaries

Work is expected to start in January 2016 and be completed by March 2017.
Read the Master Plan report here

Recycling plant at Barrow Hill


Following the recent announcement that an autoclave re-cycling plant was to be built on the old brickworks site, off Campbell Drive, Natascha Engel M.P. hosted a public meeting at St Andrew’s Church, last evening, to hear resident’s views.

The potential effects on public health in a residential area were widely discussed and particular concerns were raised about the cumulative effect of such developments in the vicinity, the composition of the proposed liaison committee, the lack of communication about the development and the knock on effect of increased traffic through Staveley, Hollingwood, Eckington and other areas.

Natascha will be raising these – and other – points with the developers and with Derbyshire County Council and hopes to hold another meeting in the New Year.

For more information, or to comment on the proposals, please click here