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.

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Village Open Day

Queen on scooterGroup at Club4

Mayor canalThe Barrow Hill Heritage Trail was officially launched by the Mayor of Chesterfield on Saturday at a village open day.

With displays, demonstrations, Victorian characters and activities, everyone had a fun-filled day.

To see more pictures of the event, please click 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