Flog it!

1-2016-09-01The popular BBC TV antiques programme, ‘Flog It!’, presented by Paul Martin, is set to visit the area later this month.The cameras are to roll for a valuation day at the iconic Barrow Hill Roundhouse Railway Centre on Thursday, September 29 (9.30 am to 4 pm).

Members of the public will be invited to go along to the unique heritage attraction with up to three antiques or collectables they might be interested in selling. Once the items are valued, the owners and a team of experts decide whether they should go forward for auction at Hansons Auctioneers in Etwall on Thursday, October 20. Everyone who goes to the valuation day will receive a free appraisal of their items, even if they are not chosen for auction.

Read more here


School Summer Holidays

STC activitiesStaveley Town Council have announced FREE holiday activities at the Healthy Living Centre during the school holidays. Tickets are now available. Click on the poster to enlarge.

Holiday6 part2 Holiday6 part1Holiday 6 is a programme of free activities, for schoolchildren in Barrow Hill, organised by Derbyshire County and Chesterfield Borough Councils with the help of local community groups.

It includes a free breakfast and a packed lunch on Tuesdays and Thursdays as well as a wide range of games, sports and activities.

Click on the pictures for more information about free activitiies in the area and details of how to book a place.

Busy Bank Holiday weekend 2: Open Days at the Big Red Food Shed

The Big Red Food Shed, off Station Road at Hollingwood, opened throughout the weekend to introduce more visitors to this brilliant enterprise. Bedding and vegetable plants, beautiful hanging baskets and fresh veg were displayed for sale. You can visit – and buy – most days from 10am to 2pm (closed Thursdays and Fridays).

For more information about the Big Red Food Shed, click here

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Party Time!

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Another successful Hollingwood Residents Association event was held at the weekend, at the Hollingwood pub, when their volunteers organised yet another fabulous Christmas Party for local children.

Congratulations also go to Hollingwood Primary School. Thanks to the support, and votes, of local people, the school has  won a free “Dream it Believe it School Christmas Party! “

From the Derbyshire Times…. updated

BHPS ParisThe world is a dark place at the moment after recent terrorist attacks – but big-hearted pupils at one Derbyshire school are set to spread some happiness.

Youngsters from Barrow Hill Primary School are going to make cakes and hand them out to strangers in Staveley town centre on Friday.

The children decided to carry out the acts of kindness and put smiles on people’s faces after learning about Friday’s terror atrocities in Paris which left at least 129 citizens dead and 350 injured. Extremists targeted bars and restaurants, a concert hall and the Stade de France. The group calling itself Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attacks. The day before the killings in the French capital, extremists from the same death cult murdered at least 41 people in two suicide bombings in the Lebanese capital Beirut.

Craig Heeley, a teacher of year five and year six pupils at the school, said: “It’s always quite difficult dealing with this kind of news with children of primary school age, but together we have come to the decision that the best way we can help and support the people of Paris is by spreading some happiness within our own community.”

On the school’s Facebook page, Jonathan Da Silva said: “I live in Paris but all my family lives in Barrow Hill. This village makes me proud to be British, proud to be French. And I know that these children, our tomorrow’s hope, will bring back love and joy to the world. From France, thank you very much Barrow Hill Primary School. You can be proud of you.”

In Staveley Market Place:

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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


Election Results 2015

General Election

Barrow Hill: Natascha Engel M.P. (Labour)
Hollingwood: Toby Perkins M.P. (Labour)

Chesterfield Borough Council

Barrow Hill: Barry Bingham (Liberal Democrats), Lisa Marie Derbyshire (Labour), Richard Bexton (UKIP)
Hollingwood: Helen Ann Elliott (Labour), Barry Dyke (Labour), Anthony Hill (Labour)

Staveley Town Council

Barrow Hill: Julie Lorretta Young (Labour), Lisa-Marie Derbyshire (Labour)
Hollingwood: Katie Davis (Labour), Sarah Hollingworth (Labour)

Contact details for all those elected can be found here.

Congratulations to Barry Bingham who will be the Mayor of Chesterfield this year.