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Vicar Lane Shopping Centre to host spooktacular Halloween

Visitors to Vicar Lane Shopping Centre in Chesterfield should prepare themselves for a right howl this Halloween as the Centre is set to celebrate the spookiest night of the year.

Families are encouraged to head to Vicar Lane’s pumpkin patch from 10am – 4pm on Saturday 23rd October, where they’ll be able to take their pick of a great collection of pumpkins and get a menacing makeover from the face painter. All completely free.

Vicar Lane has also teamed up with fellow Chesterfield Champion, Salute Prosecco to offer customers the chance to celebrate with a special outdoor screening of Hocus Pocus on the big screen on Saturday 23rd October at 6:30pm.

Spaces are limited and are expected to go fast, so anyone interested in the event is being advised to book early to avoid disappointment:

Food and drink packages are also available to purchase from Salute, including pizzas and cheeseboards.

Shaun Brown, Operations Manager, Vicar Lane said, “We’re really looking forward to welcoming the people of Chesterfield to Vicar Lane to help us celebrate Halloween. We’re sure it will be a spooktacular day of fun!’’

Based in the heart of Chesterfield, Vicar Lane Shopping Centre is  home to a range of popular high-street retailers and a mix of unique independent stores. It is also the home to popular independent cafes, such as The Vintage Tearooms and Qoozies.

There’s plenty happening across Chesterfield and North Derbyshire throughout the October half-term and during Halloween. Find out more about what’s on in the town on our half-term page here: Half Term in Chesterfield | Destination Chesterfield

For more activities taking place across Chesterfield, head over to our events page: Chesterfield Events | Destination Chesterfield

Salute and Vicar Lane support the marketing and economic growth of the town through Chesterfield Champions, a network of over 190 organisations across Chesterfield and North Derbyshire.

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Volunteers required for the 2021 Redbrik Foundation Chesterfield 10k

Charity partners of the 2021 Redbrik Foundation Chesterfield 10k are on the lookout for volunteers to get involved with this year’s event, which takes place on 17th October, beginning at 10am from Queen’s Park, Chesterfield.

Volunteer marshals will help to play a key role in the success of the event and will be stationed at various points around the 10k course, assisting and supporting participants, local residents and spectators.

John Timms, Event Director, said: “Due to the pandemic cancelling the 2020 event, we are eager to make this year’s 10k memorable whilst fundraising in support of the local charities; Ashgate Hospicecare, Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice and The Redbrik Foundation.

“We are calling on volunteers to support Ashgate Hospicecare and Bluebell Wood and all the runners, cheer them on and get them around the course safely.

“The 10k is also a great way to gather the local communities back together again after a difficult past year during the pandemic and what better way to come together than supporting these charities that provide extremely valuable services.”

Carl Jones, Fundraising Manager at Ashgate Hospicecare, added: “I would like to personally encourage individuals to take the opportunity to get involved.

“If you can spare a few hours, it’s such a rewarding experience to witness the determination of the runners, as well as the amazing community spirit of the supporting locals.

“Access to marshal points is very straightforward and all volunteers are well looked after before and during the race.”

If you are aged 18 or older and are interested in volunteering at the 2021 Redbrik Foundation Chesterfield 10k, contact the events team at Ashgate Hospicecare on 01246 233404 or email

The Redbrik Foundation Chesterfield 10k will take in some of Chesterfield’s most prominent landmarks, starting and finishing in the famous Queen’s Park.

You can find out more about the event in a conversation with Event Director, John Timms and The Redbrik Foundation’s David Cooper on the latest episode of The Chesterfield Show Podcast, now available on Spotify.

Redbrik  supports the marketing and economic growth of the town through Chesterfield Champions, a network of over 190 organisations across Chesterfield and North Derbyshire.


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Ashgate Hospicecare appeals for volunteers to help with Sparkle Night Walk

Ashgate Hospicecare is appealing for volunteers to come forward and support one of the biggest fundraising events of the year, the Sparkle Night Walk 2021.

The popular event is set to return this weekend, Saturday, 25th September, after being cancelled in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The route comprises of a 10km course down the A61 bypass, past the iconic Crooked Spire and through the streets of Chesterfield, beginning and ending at Chesterfield FC’s Technique Stadium.

Peter Stone, Ashgate Hospicecare’s Director of Income Generation said: “We need more volunteers than ever before to help more than 1,600 Sparkler Walkers hit our target of £150,000 for the event.

“The funds the Sparkle Walk raises are vital for our work – although it isn’t just about the money as people take part to remember someone they have lost.

“It’s a hugely significant event for many families of people who the Hospice has cared for and when those bunny-ear clad folk are winding their way through Chesterfield through the night and then start to turn again towards the morning, it’s a sight not to be missed!”

“We need volunteer marshals on the route to cheer everybody on and help them remember why they’re taking part.”

Marshals would need to arrive at 8pm and will be needed until between midnight and 1.30am. Anyone who would like to help but can’t stay for the whole event is able to marshal at an early post, or the organisers can find another role for you.

Any volunteers wishing to bring along family or friends to help, they will be very welcome. All volunteers will be fully briefed and placed with an experienced volunteer where possible.

Volunteers will also receive a free hot drink and a free bacon roll (or a vegan alternative) – and a chance to make Chesterfield really sparkle!

If you can volunteer on Saturday, Contact or call on 01246 233404.

Ashgate Hospicecare supports the marketing and economic growth of the town through Chesterfield Champions, a network of over 190 organisations across Chesterfield and North Derbyshire.

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Popular 1940s market set to return in Chesterfield

Residents and visitors to Chesterfield can enjoy themselves during half term as the annual 1940s market returns for 2021.

Taking place on Thursday 28 October between 10am and 4pm, visitors can enjoy 40s music, entertainment, exhibits and meet the stall holders in period dress.

Councillor Kate Sarvent, Chesterfield Borough Council’s cabinet member for town centres and visitor economy, said: “The 1940s Market is one of the most popular events in our calendar and I’m delighted that we’ve managed to bring it back this year.

“I hope lots of people will come along and support our local businesses and traders, there will be lots to see and it will be fun for all ages.”

Kalamazoo dance band will make their return to Chesterfield and will be performing throughout the day in New Square.

A replica Spitfire will be on display outside the Visitor Information Centre and visitors can learn more about the role of these planes in World War Two.

There will also be a display of vintage vehicles including cars, military vehicles, and a classic fire engine.

The weekly flea market will take place in the market place with traders in 1940s costume. There will be a competition for the best dressed trader and visitors are encouraged to get into the 40s spirit by dressing in period costumes.

Chesterfield Museum will also be open as usual from 10am to 4pm where visitors can learn more about the town’s history, including a final chance to visit the Put That Light Out exhibition, which finishes on 30 October.

The exhibition looks at life in Chesterfield during World War Two, featuring displays and objects that will help visitors learn more about rationing, holidays at home, the Women’s Voluntary Service and the Home Guard. Entry to the Museum is free but donations are welcome.

More activities and entertainers are still being confirmed, find out more about the event by visiting:

The 1940s Market is a free event that aims to bring more visitors and shoppers to the town centre to support local businesses and market traders.

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City Taxis unveiled as latest partner of Redbrik Foundation Chesterfield 10k

City Taxis have become the newest partner of the Redbrik Foundation Chesterfield 10K becoming the Title sponsor of the City Taxis Fun Run which takes place on the 10K race day 17th October 2021.

The Fun Run forms part of the race day activity and anyone can take part on the 1Km course around Queens Park and will start after the 10K race has left the park at 10am.

Sacha Skinner, Marketing Manager of City Taxis, said: “We’re delighted to be supporting The Redbrik Foundation Chesterfield 10k.

“It will be a fantastic day and we are so proud to be supporting an event that is not only beneficial to those taking part but that is helping so many local, worthy charities along the way.

“Giving back to the communities we serve is important to us and we are committed to helping charities and fundraising. Helping raise the profile of such a fantastic, local event like the Redbrik Foundation Chesterfield 10k is important to us.

“We will also be sponsoring the event’s Fun Run which invites families and children to get involved.”

John Timms, Event Director, added: “We are so pleased to have City Taxis join us as a sponsor and have their support for the event.

“The City Taxis Fun run is an important part of the race day activity and is open to all, young and old and everyone will receive a specially designed medal.

Runners in this year’s 10K are fundraising in support of local charities; Ashgate Hospicecare, Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice and The Redbrik Foundation.

Entry is just £5 for the City Taxi Fun Run on race day at the race information point. You can find out more about the Redbrik Foundation Chesterfield 10k here:

Redbrik Estate Agents and City Taxis support the marketing and economic growth of the town through Chesterfield Champions, a network of over 190 organisations across Chesterfield and North Derbyshire.

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All Systems Go for The Peak District Highland Games 2021

Matlock Farm Park has confirmed the return of the popular Strongman event, The Peak District Highland Games on Sunday, 29th August.

Now in its fifth year, this key Peak District event will see a team of some of the country’s strongest men take part in a schedule of six events throughout the day, including the Eight Tonne Tractor Pull, the Giant Stone Throw, Log Press and the Tossing of the Caber.

This year sees the introduction of women competing in their own Strongwoman event on the day.

Man Beast Strongman Events co-founder Andy Picken said: “It’s great for the guys to be back doing what they do best, bringing the strongman sport to audiences to witness some awesome feats of strength. With women competing this year too, they can demonstrate the same dedication to training and some amazing strength skills, as well as highlighting the diversity in rapidly growing strength sport.”

Abi Bradbury, General Manager of Matlock Farm Park, added: “We’re thrilled to once again be hosting this fantastic outdoor event, which has always been so popular with visitors of all ages. Along with watching the strongman and strongwoman events, and even having the chance to take part in a Tug of War, there’s so much else to do around the farm park, including small animal handling, wallaby encounters and children’s pony rides. We have great play areas and Kimmo the children’s entertainer is with us throughout the day too.”

The day will begin with a Scottish Piper band playing to lead the competitors into the arena, with representatives from the region’s official tourism board Visit Peak District & Derbyshire officially opening the event. On site there will also be food and craft stalls, Thornbridge beer tent and a gin garden.

The athletes themselves come from all over the country holding local, regional and even some world records, with a variety of work backgrounds from tradesmen to a train driver!

Andy Picken, who is also Master of Ceremonies on the big day, explained how the athletes feel about a return to competing: “It’s been such a hard time for the Nation and Lockdown has provided extra challenges to the athletes who have had limited home equipment to maintain strength. But with restrictions easing, they’ve been hitting the gym again with a renewed fire in the belly and they’re feeling very excited at the prospect of The Peak District Highland Games. Some have even got their own Caber to train with!

“With some new faces in the line-up, we have shaken up the competitors which gives some hungry fringe contenders a chance to shine and take on the established athletes. It’s certainly going to be a day to remember to those spectating!”

Tickets on sale now – Find out more about the event here.

Matlock Farm Park supports the marketing and economic growth of the town through Chesterfield Champions, a network of over 180 organisations across Chesterfield and North Derbyshire.

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Tapton Lock Festival set to bring the Chesterfield community together

The charity behind Chesterfield’s Tapton Lock Festival says it is set to return this year, offering free family fun for residents and visitors.

Taking place along the banks of the Chesterfield canal on the weekend of Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th September, the event celebrates the great outdoors and the incredible wildlife on our doorstep in North Derbyshire.

This year’s festival, organised by Junction Arts will feature activities and entertainment, including a climbing wall and canoeing, art workshops and live performances.

Attendees will also be able to take a trip aboard the Chesterfield Canal Trust’s trip boat, John Varley II.

This year, organisers are welcoming back the captivating bubbleologist, while on Sunday, the event will host children’s puppet shows and performances by Bee Guides Bombus and Borage and their amazing Bee Cart.

Hosted in partnership with the Derbyshire County Council Countryside Service, this festival is the first large event that Junction Arts has been able to run since March 2020. Having worked hard to continue their support to care homes, schools and families at a distance, the team is back running events and workshops face-to-face again, offering people the opportunity to be creative and empowering lives.

Hannah Bowdler, Relationship Fundraiser for Junction Arts said: “This year, Junction Arts is on a mission to bring our communities back together safely, through its calendar of exciting events. They see how involvement in creative and social activities and interaction within our communities alleviates loneliness, anxiety and stress, and you are invited to benefit from this too!”

Festival organisers are asking local people to become a sponsor of the Tapton Lock Festival, by donating what they can to help bring our communities back together safely. For more information, visit:

Junction Arts supports the marketing and economic growth of the town through Chesterfield Champions, a network of over 180 organisations across Chesterfield and North Derbyshire.

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Spend your summer in Chesterfield – Council announces extensive events and activities programme

Families are being encouraged to find out what’s on offer to entertain the little ones this summer holidays, with a bumper package of activities running in Chesterfield.

Chesterfield Borough Council will be working with local partners to deliver events and activities across the town centre, local parks, Chesterfield Museum and leisure centres.

Councillor Kate Sarvent, cabinet member for town centre and visitor economy, said: “We’ve got lots planned that will make a family staycation really exciting and we’ve tried to make sure everyone can create great memories together this summer without breaking the bank.

“I encourage everyone to take a look at what’s going on across the borough, as there’s something for everyone to enjoy right here on our doorstep.”

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Destination Chesterfield and Chesterfield Borough Council is running a new-look events programme as part of the Love Chesterfield campaign, which means the town centre will be a hive of activity.

In July the council’s leisure team will be in the town centre to celebrate the Olympics with have-a-go activities including cycling with an exercise bike on 29 July, a Gymnastics demo on 30 July and a climbing wall on 31 July.

Throughout August there will be a pirate-themed town centre Treasure Hunt. This is completely free to take part in and there are some great prizes including a three-month family leisure membership. Simply pick up a sheet from the Visitor Information Centre or download it from the Chesterfield Borough Council website, solve the clues and collect the answers from around the town.

Other dates for your diary include:

  • The Plastic Free Festival, which is being organised by Plastic Free Chesterfield will be held in New Square – running on Sunday 8 August.
  • Circus skills workshops in the town centre – running on Tuesday 6, Wednesday 7, Wednesday 28 and Thursday 29 August
  • Interactive art mosaic activities to celebrate Chesterfield – running in the town centre on Tuesday 10 and Saturday 14 August This activity will also be running online throughout the month.
  • Love Chesterfield Community Market – Tuesday 10 August. This is a free event being held to celebrate and support the community and voluntary sector. There will also be a selection of street food, walkabout entertainment and small funfair rides.
  • Chesterfield Record Fair on the Market Square – Sunday 22 August
  • Artisan Market and Young Person’s Market – Sunday 29 August.

There will also be some street entertainers throughout the month. You can find more details about the town centre events here:

Year of Outdoors

Chesterfield Borough Council has launched its Year of Outdoors project in April and since then lots of activities and events have been held in the area’s parks and green spaces.

August is the month of play and has been extended slightly to include the last two weeks of July. Events for both adults and children have been lined up.

Highlights include:

TagTap Join the Hunt is an interactive game that will be running across the summer throughout the borough. The virtual game is a scavenger hunt where you tap into tags located across the borough and then solve clues to find the next one. It’s a fantastic game that encourages everyone to explore the borough.

There are more than thirty different Year of Outdoors events throughout August available to book for free, including:

Multisport activity sessions with Samba Sports, Chesterfield Football Club Community Trust and Derby County Community Trust in parks across the borough throughout August.

Community Growth will be running Tribal games with bushcraft-based activities and they will be hosting a Giant Land Art Day where you can help create a giant piece of art from materials in the park.

Chesterfield Lawn Tennis Club will holding a series of ‘have a go’ sessions in our parks for different age groups from five years old to adults. And there are also ‘have a go’ Pickleball sessions.

Chesterfield BMX Racing Club are holding weekly taster sessions in Ringwood Park. There are free canoeing sessions in Poolsbrook Country Park.

There will be weekly Street Dance sessions with Jack Bruce who performed on Britain’s Got Talent in Monkey Park and Loundsley Green Park. If that’s not for you there is also a ‘have a go’ Garland Dancing session in Holmebrook Valley Country Park.

For full details of these events and find out how to book your place visit:

Queen’s Park Sports Centre and the Healthy Living Centre Staveley

There will be a selection of classes and activities for children at both of our sports centres this summer.

Starting from Monday 26 July, one to one swimming lessons will be running Monday to Friday from 10am to 12pm at Queen’s Park Sports Centre and from 1.45pm to 3.45pm at the Healthy Living Centre Staveley. These must be booked for a whole week and cost £96 for members and £110 for non-members. Email to book your child’s place.

At Queen’s Park Sports Centre there will also be Tennis sessions run by Tennis Chesterfield, Badminton sessions, Gymnastics and Trampoline sessions, Dodgeball and Academy Training sessions for gymnasts. These are all paid for sessions that start from £8 for members and £9 for non-members. For full details on the times of sessions and to book places please visit:

 Chesterfield Museum

Throughout August the Museum team will be holding their new Museum on the Move sessions in Rykneld Square.

The sessions will take place every Wednesday between 11am and 2pm. It’s a chance to meet our staff, learn about who we are and what we do. Each week will cover a different period in history and include handling objects from our Education Boxes. This starts with the Roman period on 4 August and then the Viking, Medieval and Victorian periods the following weeks.

As well as these events the Museum team have also put together a series of digital events that you can join in from your own home with highlights including:

Cambridge Hands-On Science (CHaOS) will be delivering free interactive experiment workshops on Zoom.

Local artist Lucie Maycock will lead a session showing you how to make some funky flowers from used plastic cups in a virtual workshop.

Find out more about these events and book your place for the CHaOS workshops on the Museum website:

Also keep an eye on the Museum’s Facebook page for some great videos including Discover Chesterfield Potteries, Antarctic Exploration, The Gin Craze and a unique vegetable re-enactment of the Battle of Chesterfield. Follow Chesterfield Museum on Facebook here:

Chesterfield Theatres will be hosting family friendly cinema screenings at the Pomegranate Theatre, to find out more and book tickets visit:

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Free online event set to help school leavers access apprenticeships and training opportunities in Derbyshire

A brand new virtual event is being held for young people in Chesterfield and North Derbyshire who find themselves at a careers crossroads since leaving school.

The free ‘Apprentice Town – Find Your Apprenticeship’ event is taking place on Tuesday 10 August – A Level results day and just two days before GCSE results day on Thursday 12August. It is designed to showcase apprenticeship vacancies and support available to both Year 11 and 13 school leavers.

Held online to ensure it is as accessible to as many young people as possible Destination Chesterfield is working with Chesterfield Borough Council to deliver the event as part of the Apprentice Town initiative.

To ensure the event is easily accessible, pre-registration is not necessary; it’s just a case a clicking a MS Teams or Zoom weblink on the day at

The event brings together seven apprenticeship and training providers from across North Derbyshire, including Apprentice Team, Buxton and Leek College, Chesterfield College Group, DBC Training, GBS Apprenticeships, Juniper Training and University of Derby.

During the day-long online event, which begins at 10am, each provider will deliver a 45-minute session on the wide variety of opportunities and training available. Available opportunities range from Kickstart placements and college courses as well as apprenticeship vacancies currently available in Chesterfield, across a range of occupations including Beauty Therapy and the police force as well as many more.

Delighted to be involved in the initiative Julie Richards, Principal and Chief Executive of The Chesterfield College Group said: “This event provides a fantastic opportunity to explore the benefits of apprenticeships and the wide range of opportunities available in the local area. We are delighted to be able to share the range of exciting vacancies on offer and highlight the support we can offer to people looking to develop skills whilst earning a wage and developing a career.”

Councillor Amanda Serjeant, Deputy Leader of Chesterfield Borough Council and Vice Chair of Destination Chesterfield, said: Apprenticeships are fantastic for both the employer and employee. We’re lucky in Chesterfield that we have a strong network of apprenticeship providers, with lots of experience in ensuring a placement helps the apprentice gain new skills, while also providing support and guidance to the employer.

“There are always lots of varied apprenticeship opportunities available in Chesterfield. This event will promote what’s on offer and support both employers and individuals to access them. As an Apprentice Town we are committed to raising awareness and increasing participation in apprenticeships and we would encourage anyone who is looking for the first step into work – or a change of career direction – to get involved in the event and see what local opportunities are available.”

For a full itinerary of the free ‘Apprentice Town – Find Your Apprenticeship’ event and to access all training providers talks and Q&A sessions visit free

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Shortlist revealed for 2021 Love Chesterfield Awards

The very best Chesterfield-based businesses and developments have been revealed by Destination Chesterfield.

35 finalists have been named in the brand-new 2021 Love Chesterfield Awards, which is set to be the first in-person awards ceremony held by the organisation since the pandemic hit in March 2020.

Recognising the heroes of the business community over the last 18 months, Chesterfield’s annual High Street and Food and Drink awards have been combined to create the new awards. After what has been a challenging time during the pandemic, the awards will celebrate the town’s food and drink and retail businesses, entrepreneurs, regeneration projects, contribution to the local community, apprenticeships and sustainability.

Members of the public nominated their favourite businesses throughout May. The nominations have now been counted and reviews have been assessed by Destination Chesterfield, resulting in a 35-strong shortlist across 12 categories.

The winners of the Love Chesterfield Awards, organised by Destination Chesterfield in association with EntireFM, will be announced at a glittering black-tie awards ceremony at the Winding Wheel Theatre on Wednesday 20 October 2021.

Peter Swallow, Chair of Destination Chesterfield commented: “We are delighted to be hosting our first in-person awards since the pandemic hit and celebrating Chesterfield’s heroic businesses, people and projects in person once more.

“Businesses still need our support more than ever but, with most legal restrictions in the UK now lifted, I think we’re well on our way to a full recovery and thriving future for the town. We’re looking forward to recognising everyone who has played a role in the town’s economic survival.”

The businesses shortlisted so far in the 2021 Love Chesterfield Awards include:

Regeneration Award – sponsored by BHP Accountants

Chesterfield Waterside – One Waterside Place

The Glass Yard – Whittington Moor

Northern Gateway – Elder Way


Restaurant of the Year – presented by headline sponsor EntireFM – Complete Facilities Management


Cocina at Casa Hotel



Café of the Year – open for sponsorship

The Café at Libby’s

Filippelli’s Bistro & Bar

Vintage Tea Rooms


Pub/Bar of the Year – sponsored by Addooco IT

The Market Pub

Rose and Crown, Brampton

The Tickled Trout


Food Producer of the Year (within 10 miles) – sponsored by MSE Hiller

Crooked Pickle Co

Granny Mary’s

Teresa Lambarelli’s


Best New Hospitality Business – sponsored by Shorts Chartered Accountants

El Café Verde, Whittington Moor (opened 2020)

The Old Post Restaurant, Chesterfield town centre (reopened 2020)

Sicily Restaurant, Sheffield Road (opened 2019)


Accessibility Award – sponsored by Spirecross Ltd


Filippelli’s Bistro & Bar

Monkey Park Café


Retailer of the Year – sponsored by East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire)

Adorn Jewellers of Chesterfield


Huckleberry Willow

Shop Indie


Best New High Street Business – sponsored by Chesterfield College Group

Lottie’s Sandwich Bar, Saltergate (opened 2020)

Clarissa’s Interiors, Vicar Lane Shopping Centre (opened 2020)

Chesterfield Escape Rooms, Soresby Street (opened 2021)


Independent High Street Business – open for sponsorship

Bee Orchid Home & Gifts

Fred’s Haberdashery

One Nine Three Hair Beauty


Excellence in Customer Service – open for sponsorship

Love Brewing

Steph’s Sustainable Stuff

The Therapy Lounge


Market Trader of the Year – sponsored by Chesterfield Borough Council

Brockwell Books


Ibbotson’s Fresh Quality Produce

Other categories in the Love Chesterfield Awards 2021 include the Sustainability Award, Community Contribution, Entrepreneur of the Year and Apprentice of the Year.

The 2021 Love Chesterfield Awards are supported and made possible by a number of sponsors and partners, including: Addooco IT, Banner Jones Solicitors, BHP Accountants, Chesterfield Borough Council, Chesterfield Digital High Street, The Chesterfield College Group, DBC Training, Derbyshire Times, East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire), EntireFM – Complete Facilities Management, Greatest Hits Radio South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire, JP Fire Safety Solutions, MSE Hiller, Shorts Chartered Accountants, Spirecross Ltd and Van Dyk by Wildes.

Peter Currey, Managing Director at EntireFM – Complete Facilities Management commented: “It’s been great to be involved with the run up to the Love Chesterfield Awards and it’s exciting to see so many local businesses getting involved. Equally, it’s brilliant to see so many local businesses getting recognition for their hard work and effort that is put into delivering their products and services.”

Peter Swallow added: “It’s never been more important to show our appreciation of the business community, so we’d love for the awards ceremony to be our biggest and best yet. This can only be made possible with sponsorship.”

Destination Chesterfield has a few sponsorship opportunities remaining. If you would like to support the town, please visit or contact Tara Underhill, Senior Destination Chesterfield Coordinator by emailing or calling 01246 207 207.

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Make the most of the Summer Holidays in Chesterfield

The Summer Holidays are a great time to spend some much-needed quality time with your loved ones, and now restrictions are easing just in time for the schools breaking up, there’s no better time to get back out there and enjoy everything the local area has to offer!

So whether you’re simply looking for somewhere to help the youngsters burn off all their energy, or you fancy a big day out with lots of entertainment, we can guarantee you there’s something to suit everyone this Summer in Chesterfield!

Here’s our selection of some of the things you could be getting up to in July and August, but don’t forget to check out all the great events taking place across the town throughout the year at

Spireites’ Sports Club

After a great season on the pitch for Chesterfield FC and seeing the England team inspire us all in the European Championships, this summer is a great time to get your youngsters playing the beautiful game. Luckily, Chesterfield FC Community Trust is on hand to give coaching sessions to kids of all ages and abilities in the area.

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Year of Outdoors events

Chesterfield Borough Council has organised a wide range of events for all abilities and ages, aimed at getting people active in the town’s fabulous outdoor spaces. Want to get closer to nature? Maybe you want to meet new people? Or you just want to have a steady stroll and some fresh air… Make sure you head over to our events page and get booked onto one or more of the great activities on offer.

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The Great British Food Festival

Indulge in a weekend of foodie heaven at Hardwick when The Great British Food Festival heads to the historic house this Summer! Along with wonderful food and drink there will be chef demos, competitions, artisan talks, games and activities for the kids, and excellent live music. Taking place 30th July – 1st August 2021.

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An Evening With Queen at Queen’s Park

Get your air guitars at the ready, as A night of legendary music is set to take over one of the most picturesque settings in Derbyshire! A dazzling collection of performers from London’s West End, including former stars from the smash hit musical ‘We Will Rock You’, come together in the height of summer to present an incredible tribute to one of the world’s great rock bands. Don’t miss it!

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The Plastic Free Festival


Enjoy a day of fun, food and environmentally-friendly shopping at the Plastic Free Festival, taking place in New Square this August. Featuring great entertainment from local poets and dancers, along with a range of information stalls giving you advice on how you can do your bit to reduce plastic consumption in your home and the wider community. Remember to take your own containers, cups, bottles and bags!

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Chatsworth Outdoor Cinema

Chatsworth House

There can’t be many better ways to unwind than to sit back with a drink and some popcorn, enjoying a classic movie in one of Derbyshire’s most idyllic settings; the famous grounds of Chatsworth House. Book your place under the big screen and take advantage of a full bar and great food, both available via a click and collect service.

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Chesterfield Pride

Chesterfield Pride

Chesterfield Pride is back for 2021, promising to be one of the biggest LGBTQ+ events in the region. The event at Stand Road Park once again features an all-star lineup including Big Brovaz, Booty Luv, Kelly Wilde and Black Lace. The celebration takes place on August 22nd.

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Peak District Highland Games

Head over to Matlock Farm Park for this brilliant family-friendly event… Alongside the usual attractions including a whole host of farm animals and the UK’s largest jumping pillow, the Park will have the super strong competitors flexing their muscles in a battle to win various competitions. Events on the day include the caber toss, eight-tonne tractor pull and the massive stone carry!

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Visit Chesterfield Escape Rooms

Have you played a game at Chesterfield Escape Rooms yet? Chesterfield’s newest visitor attraction has three mind-boggling puzzles to pick from, ensuring you, your family and friends have a great day out! You can try to ‘Rob the Bank,’ Escape from the ‘Crazy Cat Lady’ or break out of jail in ‘The Governor.’ Try to escape before the time runs out!

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