CHESTERFIELD MARKET NEWS
Roll Up, Roll Up For Your Chesterfield Christmas Bargains
Saturday 3rd December 2016 Christmas shoppers need look no further than Chesterfield markets for their festive food and presents this year.
Chesterfield Borough Council is holding extra markets in the run-up to Christmas with a variety of produce from local suppliers and special present ideas.
There will be a market taking place each day from Thursday 8th December until Christmas Eve, Saturday 24th December.
This will include the monthly farmers' market on Thursday... READ MORE...
Plans Approved To Transform Former Chesterfield Post Office
Wednesday 31st August 2016
Plans to breathe new life in to former Post Office in the heart of Chesterfield's historic market place have been given approval by Chesterfield Borough Council under delegated powers.
Designed by WCEC Architects on behalf of national developers Telereal Trillium, the grade II listed building will be transformed into seven luxury apartments across the first and second floors, whilst the ground floor will be converted into 3,557 sq.ft of retail/leisure space with 653 sq.ft. of ancillary service space at basement level and a rear communal courtyard... READ MORE...
Chesterfield Medieval Market A 'Roaring' Success
Friday 29th July 2016
Chesterfield celebrated its annual Chesterfield Medieval Market on Tuesday - with thousands flocking to Market Square to try their luck on tombolas, raffles and fun activities.
However the day, organised by Chesterfield Borough Council has a more serious side, aiming to raise money for and raise the profiles of charities locally.
Those taking part included Chesterfield Soroptomists and staff from Nenna Kind Cancer Centre who dressed up in Medieval costumes... READ MORE...
Young Traders To Take Over Chesterfield Market
Tuesday 10th May 2016 Young people are being given the chance to experience life as market traders in a special event organised by Chesterfield Borough Council.
Young people from as young as five up to 22 can take a free stall at the market taking place in the market place on Sunday 29th May from 11am to 3pm. All young people under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Councillor Amanda Serjeant, Chesterfield Borough Council's cabinet member for town centre and visitor economy said: "We are..." READ MORE...
Keeping Chesterfield's Market Thriving For The Future
Tuesday 2nd February 2016 Rent charges for market traders are to be frozen as part of plans to ensure Chesterfield's successful historic outdoor market place continues to thrive in the modern shopping world.
Last year Chesterfield Borough Council, which owns and manages the outdoor market, carried out a public consultation as part of a review looking at how the market can continue to draw in shoppers, as markets across the country face increased competition from the growth of online shopping and discount stores.
Charges for traders on the general, flea and farmers' markets... READ MORE...
Vicar Lane Shoppers Donate 100 Bags To Fight Heart Disease
Friday 6th November 2015 Vicar Lane Shopping Centre has announced that their shoppers managed to donate 100 bags to the British Heart Foundation (BHF) during their 'Bag It. Beat It.' event.
The donated quality items will now go on to be sold in local BHF shops to generate vital funds which will help support life-saving research.
Vicar Lane Shopping Centre encouraged their shoppers to donate bags of unwanted items including clothes, CDs, DVDs and bric-a-brac. Every bag donated helps fund life saving heart research helping those affected from heart... READ MORE...
Chesterfield 'Forty-fies' Against The Rain As Wartime Returns
Friday 30th October 2015 Chesterfield declared war on the weather from this week - and, despite the unrelenting rain, celebrated Thursday's opening event of the Market Festival in 1940's style, with residents, traders and visitors dressing up in 'forties finery' as they relieved the wartime era.
In keeping with Thursday's Flea Market theme, goods on display evoked a bygone era, whilst the Market Square was packed with tanks and army vehicles, draymen and their horses, and even a couple of 'German' citizens watching over a 'Great Escape' attempt! A George Formby lookalike drew the crowds as he performed near the Market Hall to the delight of soggy onlookers. READ MORE...
Roll Up, Roll Up, For The 2015 Chesterfield Market Festival
Friday 23rd OCtober 2015 Chesterfield's 2015 market festival takes place from Thursday 29th October to Saturday 31st October, offering a host of fun for all the family.
The annual event, run by Chesterfield Borough Council, sees a range of activities in and around Chesterfield town centre.
Councillor Amanda Serjeant, Chesterfield Borough Council's cabinet member for town centre and visitor economy, said: "The market festival attracts thousands of residents and visitors to the town each year." READ MORE...
Chesterfield Sets It's Stall Out For Medieval Day
Friday 31st July 2015 Once again Chesterfield stepped back in time earlier this week, as the town hosted its annual Medieval Market, an event which brings thousands into the town to celebrate and support the wealth of charities that help residents throughout the year.
This year, not only did the market see charity events and stalls held - but major stores also played their part in raising vital funds. The manager of Marks and Spencer on the High Street was strapped in the stocks at lunchtime, where he had sponges thrown at him by staff and visitors to raise funds for the Macmillan Cancer Centre at Chesterfield Royal Hospital. READ MORE & AUDIO...
It's 'Strictly' Festive At Chesterfield's Xmas Lights Switch-On
Monday 24th november 2014 The stage was set for the festive season in Chesterfield yesterday as thousands packed into New Square to celebrate the switching on of the town's Christmas lights by stars of this year's panto and local dignitaries (oh, and Santa himself!).
The day had begun with a traditional Christmas market, with entertainment and attractions situated through the town. A roadshow by local radio station Peak FM also kept the gathering crowds entertained until darkness fell.
Students from local theatre school 'Chesterfield... READ MORE & VIDEO...
Famous Faces Bag A Bargain At Chesterfield's 1940's Market
Friday 31st October 2014 Chesterfield is proud of its market and yesterday, stallholders stepped back in time, donning 'Forties Finery' as the town launched its annual Chesterfield Markets Festival.
Thousands packed into town and entered into the spirit of things, with residents, visitors and re enactors selling forties themed goods - and goodies - and entertaining guests.
The Festival, organised by Chesterfield Borough Council, in conjunction with Chesterfield Market Traders, will evolve over the next... READ MORE & VIDEO...
Disappointment As Market 'Yarn Bombing' Handiwork Stolen
Tuesday 28th October 2014 Chesterfield residents are disappointed after their handiwork for the Chesterfield Market Festival was stolen by thieves.
Members of the public had produced knitted or crocheted squares of wool for the 'yarn-bombing' of the Market Place as part of the Chesterfield Borough Council organised festival.
The yarn bombing was stolen from trees outside Dents Chemist, the former Post Office Building in New Square and outside the Market Hall in several incidents, the latest on Sunday evening. READ MORE...
Chesterfield Steps Back In Time To Sample Medieval Life
Wednesday 30th July 2014 Queen Elizabeth was in Chesterfield yesterday - though sadly for royal watchers, it was Queen Elizabeth I rather than our current monarch!
Her Majesty was, like thousands of visitors, taking in the annual Medieval Market - a fun family day which also enables charities to promote their activities and spread their message.
The event with a medieval theme is organised by Chesterfield Borough Council and many stallholders on the open-air market were in... READ MORE & VIDEO...
Vicar Lane Shopping Centre's 'Hidden Talent Contest' Success
Wednesday 30th July 2014 Fourteen acts including singers, martial arts performers, dancers and a magician made it through to the final of Chesterfield's Hidden Talent Contest at Vicar Lane Shopping Centre on Sunday 27th July 2014.
The event was hosted jointly by Vicar Lane Shopping Centre, Chesterfield College and Donut Creative Arts Studio.
Judges Kelvin Wilson from Lifestyle Fitness, Kieran Silkstone and Jake Slater - Ambassadors from Chesterfield College, found the standard... READ MORE...
Chesterfield Jewellers Try New Market-ing Experience
Monday 23rd June 2014 One Chesterfield business took to the streets on a busy Saturday - to sample life on the market for which the town is famous.
Staff, including Chloe and Chelsea, from jewellers Green+Benz on Glumangate, set up stall in the sunshine, close to Vicar Lane, to show off their goods to customers and to help boost footfall in the town.
Helen Dimmock, MD of Green+Benz told The Chesterfield Post she was delighted with the initiative, "We thought that we'd do it to help promote the shop as it's been a challenge to get footfall in since the closure of the Co-op and..." READ MORE...
'Pound-A-Bag' Man Looks Forward To Inaugural Retail Awards
Tuesday 17th June 2014
The owner of an iconic Chesterfield business says he is delighted, and humbled, at being nominated for two awards at the inaugural Chesterfield Retail Awards, to be held tomorrow, Wednesday 18th June, at the newly refurbished Assembly Rooms.
R.P Davidson's Cheese Factory has been nominated in the Food and Drink Retailer Of The Year (sponsored by Barber and Platt) and Market Hall Business Of The Year categories, having been shortlisted by a panel of judges who organisers say were ‘overwhelmed with entries. READ MORE...
Chesterfield's 'Hidden Talent' Competition Is Open For Entries
Friday 6th June 2014 A competition is being held at Vicar Lane Shopping Centre, Chesterfield, to find hidden talent from around the region.
The event is being hosted by Chesterfield College, Donut Creative Arts Studio (DCAS) and Vicar Lane Shopping Centre with two heats on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th July and the final on Sunday 27th July 2014.
Kerrie Robertson from Chesterfield College said: "Chesterfield College are really excited to be part of this new venture. Let's hope we can all play a major part in developing more community events within the town." READ MORE...
Mayor Officially Opens Towns Newest 'High End' Business
Tuesday 3rd June 2014 As Chesterfield town centre begins to see small signs of the economic recovery, the Mayor and Mayoress of Chesterfield were in attendance at the official opening of Chesterfield's newest 'high end' business, which has been hailed a hit by customers and seen brisk trade since it opened its doors two months ago.
The Pandora Store, on Low Pavements, is owned by MD of Green + Benz, Helen Dimmick, who has traded in Chesterfield for years and felt that there was enough consumer confidence around to extend into another shop, specialising in the popular jewellery brand. READ MORE...
Shortlist For The First Chesterfield Retail Awards Announced
Friday 30th May 2014 Twenty-nine businesses have been shortlisted from more than 1,000 nominations in the first ever Chesterfield Retail Awards, sponsored by Slic Training.
The shortlisted retailers will now go head-to-head across 15 categories, with the winner in each being announced at the Retail Awards ceremony held at the Assembly Rooms at Chesterfield Market Hall on Wednesday, June 18th, 2014.
Destination Chesterfield Manager Dominic Stevens said: "We were overwhelmed with nominations, which highlighted the passion for so many..." READ MORE...
Duke Of Devonshire Officially Opens Chesterfield's Market Hall
Thursday 15th May 2014 The Duke of Devonshire was in Chesterfield this afternoon - to look around, and officially open, the revamped Market Hall, first built in 1857 and a key part of the historic town centre landscape.
A £4.3 million refurbishment was completed in October 2013 and saw the main retail hall opened up and transformed by the installation of a glazed atrium, above first floor level, providing natural light.
The 1970s extension on New Square was redesigned to be more in keeping with the original Market Hall and, In addition to providing a modern and... READ MORE...
Chesterfield's May Day Gala - The Biggest And The Best!
Friday 2nd May 2014 After two years absence, the stage for the 2014 May Day Gala moves back to New Square, following the renovation of Chesterfield's historic Market Hall.
Chesterfield's May Day celebration is the most prestigious in the country and brings thousands of people to the town for the march, rally and entertainment for all the family.
As usual, the celebration takes place on the Bank Holiday Monday, which this year, is May 5th. READ MORE...
A 'Cracking' Easter Egg Hunt
Tuesday 29th April 2014 The Market Hall Easter Egg Hunt was a great success this year and got everyone involved in the detective work from ages 2 to 62!
Local businesses in the Market Hall, with the support of the council, got their heads together to arrange the hunt.
The businesses, led by Karen Rogers of StraightCurves, donated prizes and hid the little crocheted eggs in their shops. "As a town centre, we need to give people another reason to come into town and the Easter Egg Hunt is a great example of this!" says Sarah Risorto of Delicibo, Chesterfield. READ MORE...
Chesterfield Town Centre - The Future Needs To Start Now!
Thursday 24th April 2014 A retail 'guru' and author of a report which makes recommendations on the future of the UK's High Streets, was in Chesterfield yesterday, to meet local traders and take part in a discussion with local business owners about the challenges they face in the current economic conditions.
Bill Grimsey, a retailer with 45 years in the industry as CEO at Wickes, Focus DIY and Iceland, has recently written a book, 'Sold Out - Who Really Killed the High Street?' Last year he produced a review of the High Street which contained ideas for improving and retaining, the health of retail centres into the... READ MORE...
Take A Stall At Chesterfield's Easter Table Top Market
Tuesday 8th April 2014
Stalls are available to rent at Chesterfield Borough Council's Easter Monday table top sale.
The event takes place on Monday 21st April, from 10am to 4pm at the town centre market place. Councillor Amanda Serjeant, Chesterfield Borough Council's Executive Member for Leisure, Culture and Tourism said: "The Easter Monday market is always very popular with residents and visitors to the town. This is a great opportunity for individuals and charities to get rid of their unwanted items and make some money." READ MORE...
Young Entrepreneurs At Chesterfield's New Market Hall
Thursday 27th February 2014 Pupils from schools across North Derbyshire were at Chesterfield's New Market Hall today to 'wow' shoppers with their products and services.
Chesterfield Borough Council is generously offering their facilities to host the annual trade fair, co-ordinated by the North Derbyshire branch of the enterprise education charity, Young Enterprise, which aims to equip young people to learn and succeed through enterprise.
Eleven teams of students aged between 14 and 19, showcased a... READ MORE...
Spend Local - Small Business Saturday Takes Place
Saturday 7th December 2013 Council leaders are urging residents to keep their spend close to home during a national day of support for local retailers.
The first ever Small Business Saturday takes place this Saturday, 7th December - traditionally one of the busiest shopping days in the run up to Christmas.
It is the brainchild of MP Chuka Umunna, based on a similar initiative in America, and has support from all major political parties.
Councillor Joan Dixon, Derbyshire County Council Cabinet... READ MORE...
Reindeer's Miss Out On Their Sweets At Vicar Lane
Thursday 28th November 2013 Rudolph, Prancer, Donner and Blitzen, helping out on the reindeer carousel ride, arrived on Monday 25th November for a three week stay at Vicar Lane Shopping Centre, until Saturday 14th December, to help bring festive cheer to shoppers.
Their carousel ride is suitable for children of all ages, although those younger than 3 years old will require an adult to accompany them, and ask the reindeers ask for a small charge of £1.50 to take a ride with them.
This is the first time the reindeers have visited Vicar Lane, but... READ MORE...
A Winter Wonderland Comes To Town!
Sunday 24th November 2013 Thousands filled New Square this evening to see Chesterfield transformed into a Winter Wonderland, complete with snow.
A special Christmas Market was held throughout the afternoon, with the festive lights switched on at 4.45 pm by stars of this years panto, Beauty and The Beast, S Club 7's Tina Barrett and Superstar's Jon Moses.
Directions Theatre Arts provided a Christmas Medley and Calow Primary School choir entertained the crowds. PeakFM presenters provided the roadshow at the event, orgainised by Chesterfield Borough Council. READ MORE & VIDEO...
Crowds Turn Out For New Asda Living Store In Chesterfield
Friday 22nd November 2013 Asda Living opened today, (Friday, 22nd November), at Ravenside Retail Park, with a festive themed opening and more than 400 queuing customers.
Spire Junior School decked the halls with holly and performed some festive hymns, and Brampton Primary School's nursery class helped cut the ribbon with the Mayor of Chesterfield, Cllr Paul Stone; after 3 year old, Marc Dawson, won the competition to design a Christmas card.
Store manager, Kym Ashley, said: "Thank you to everyone..." READ MORE...
Local MP Urges Residents To Speak Up Over Post Office Plans
Thursday 21st November 2013 The Post Office has announced a customer forum on the proposed relocation of Chesterfield Post Office at the meeting space at The Chesterfield Hotel, Malkin Street, Chesterfield, on Wednesday 11th December, starting from 4:30pm and running through the evening.
The event will function as a drop-in information session, with all interested parties encouraged to attend.
However, Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins has voiced "serious concerns" about these plans to relocate the town's central Post Office into WH Smith's... READ MORE...
Beauty Lights Up Chesterfield
Tuesday 19th November 2013 Chesterfield is set to be transformed into a winter wonderland this weekend as Chesterfield Borough Council's annual Christmas lights switch-on, takes place.
Stars of Beauty and the Beast, this year's panto at the Pomegranate Theatre, S Club 7's Tina Barratt and ITV Superstar runner-up Jon Moses, will switch on the lights together with Chesterfield's Mayor and Mayoress, Cllr Paul Stone and Mrs Barbara Wallace.
The switch-on will happen in New Square this Sunday, 24th... READ MORE...
Not Only Here For The Beer! CAMRA Opens Assembly Rooms
Friday 1st November 2013 Chesterfield will be a 'glass half full' town this weekend - as the Real Ale Festival, organised by CAMRA, kicked off in the newly refurbished Market Hall Assembly Hall today on Day Two of Chesterfield's three day long Market Festival.
49 locally brewed beers are featuring at the event, with a blind tasting by a panel of experts choosing the event's top tipple.
Dating from 1857, Chesterfield's historic Market Hall, and the Assembly Room which it houses, has just undergone a £4 million refit... READ MORE...
Chesterfield Market Goes Back In Time!
Thursday 31st October 2013 Anyone visiting town today would have thought they'd gone back in time, as the traders on the regular flea market donned their finest 1940's gear and opened the three day Market Festival.
Luckily the weather held as thousands packed into the Market square throughout the day to buy and sell goods and produce. In keeping with the event, many stalls had a forties theme and many items for sale had a definite retro feel about them.
There was the added attraction of the annual fun filled Bargain Hunt which saw the Mayor and Mayoress of Chesterfield team up with TV... READ MORE & AUDIO...
The 2013 Chesterfield Market Festival Begins 31st October
Wednesday 30th October 2013 Chesterfield is a market town and proud of it! And you are invited to come and celebrate all that the markets have to offer during this three-day festival, where there really is something for everyone!
On Thursday 31st October, there is a Festival Bargain Hunt and Auction with two of BBC Bargain Hunt's resident experts, Anita Manning and James Lewis.
Starting at 10am through to 12 noon, the Festival Bargain Hunt, sponsored by Banner Jones Solicitors, will see Anita and James each lead a team - James will lead the Mayor's team and Anita will lead a team from... READ MORE...
It's The Market Hall - But Not As You Know It!
Monday 28th October 2013 It has been one of the town's flagship regeneration projects - and today, Chesterfield Market Hall opened its doors for the first time after the £4m refurbishment of the interior, and the cleaning and restoration of the external façade.
The scheme, funded mainly through grants from European Regional Development Fund and a lottery grant has taken a year to complete - with the keys handed over on time and on budget.
Whilst the renovations were taking place, traders were re-homed... READ MORE...
Pink Friday At Vicar Lane Shopping Centre
Wednesday 23rd October 2013
Staff and retailers at Vicar Lane Shopping Centre, Chesterfield are getting ready to support Breast Cancer Charities this Friday 25th October 2013.
Bonmarché is running a Pink Raffle for Breast Cancer Care with a top prize of a Hamper to Pamper.
Ladies can also take their old bras into Bonmarché and take advantage of their free bra fitting service and also get free entry into the Pink Raffle. READ MORE...
BHS In Chesterfield To Launch New Children's Dining Area
Wednesday 23rd October 2013 BHS Vicar Lane, Chesterfield, has been selected to be the first in the company to incorporate a children's play area within the restaurant.
The area is aimed at children up to 5 years of age and will feature magnetic walls with animals that can be moved around the wall, touch and play activities, books, soft floor mats and a children's dining area, with small tables and seats, cutlery and bowls.
For parents there will also be a baby food station, including a microwave and bottle warmer. As well as keeping the children entertained while adults enjoy a meal in the restaurant, the area will be available... READ MORE...
Chesterfield's New Market Hall Prepares To Open Its Doors
Tuesday 22nd October 2013 The finishing touches are currently being added to Chesterfield's Market Hall, which opens later this month after a £4 million redevelopment.
The new Market Hall, owned and operated by Chesterfield Borough Council, opens on Monday 28th October after the work - which has taken 12 months - is completed.
The main retail hall has been transformed, with a glazed atrium above first floor level providing natural light and the 1970s extension on New Square has been redesigned to be more in keeping with the original Market Hall, whilst... READ MORE...
Vicar Lane Hosts BHF Great British Bag-athon Event Launch
Friday 20th September 2013
British Heart Foundation (BHF) shops are launching their biggest stock donation appeal, the Great British Bag-athon, with an event on Friday 27th September at Vicar Lane Shopping Centre.
BHF shops are urging Chesterfield's local community to join in and fill up bags full of unwanted things for the Great British Bag-athon to help fight heart disease.
The event will be officially launched by the Deputy Mayor of Chesterfield, Councillor Alexis Diouf, when he donates the first bag of items... READ MORE...
Morrisons M Local Has Arrived In Chesterfield
Monday 9th September 2013 A new Morrisons convenience store, Morrisons M local, has opened in Chesterfield today, creating 20 new jobs for the town.
The supermarket believes it has spotted a gap in the market for a convenience store that offers more fresh food - as opposed to just tins and toiletries - to enable customers to cook a meal from scratch or buy a high quality ready meal.
Located on Vicar Lane, in the old HMV store, it was opened at 9.00am by the team from Ashgate Hospice. Management at the store were keen to find a 'local hero' to help them officially cut the ribbon - and the Hospice was chosen... READ MORE...
Chesterfield Gets Well Dressed And Dancing
Monday 9th September 2013 Visitors to Chesterfield town centre on Saturday, once again enjoyed a variety of dancers in the annual 'Day of Dance' event organised by Chesterfield Borough Council.
Boasting a variety of dance styles, with many returning acts including Crystal Cheer & Dance and the Burlesque Madam Gaga and her girls - performing alongside new show stoppers who included Barlborough Bears, the dancers of all ages showcased skills in ballet, jazz, tango, cheer and street dance.
Another newcomer, The Romano Jilo Dance Group, showcased... READ MORE...
Get Dancing In Chesterfield this September
Wednesday 4th September 2013
Chesterfield will once again welcome a variety of dancers in its 'Day of Dance', event, organised by Chesterfield Borough Council.
The event takes place on Saturday 7th September between 10.30am and 3.30pm in Rykneld Square (outside the Visitor Information Centre).
The Day of Dance boasts a variety of dance styles, with return performances from many acts and new performances from Barlborough Bears, who will be performing a fusion of ballet, jazz, and street dance. READ MORE...
Traders Set To Move In To Chesterfield's New Market Hall
Wednesday 7th August 2013 All of the traders who were previously trading from Chesterfield's Market Hall have been offered space in the new Market Hall when it re-opens this autumn.
The iconic building, owned and operated by Chesterfield Borough Council, is due to open in October after a redevelopment which has cost £4 million in build costs.
The council has been working with traders to offer an improved shopping experience to customers new and old when the market hall opens again. Each of the potential traders were asked to present a business case setting out what... READ MORE...
Different Type Of 'Boot' For Staveley MWFC At Car Boot Sale
Thursday 18th July 2013
Staveley MWFC are holding their inaugural Car Boot Sale at their Inkersall Road ground in Staveley on Saturday 20th July, starting at 11am.
The sale is FREE for buyers and, to make things even more comfortable in the hot weather, the club house café and bar will be open all day to refresh you with a nice cold beer and a burger!
There is a £5 charge for 'Car Booters' and the sale will be taking place around the pitch perimeter. There is also plenty of FREE parking... READ MORE...
Lucky Linda Bags A Mini iPad In Council's Market Competition
Thursday 20th June 2013 Congratulations to Chesterfield resident Linda Wombwell who is the lucky winner of a Mini iPad in a Chesterfield Borough Council markets competition.
Linda entered the competition as part of the council's 'Love Your Local Market' campaign.
To encourage residents and visitors to shop on our town centre market and indoor market (currently in the temporary market hall on New Square), the council ran the competition and traders gave out competition forms with... READ MORE...
Chesterfield's Ongoing Regeneration - An Update!
Thursday 13th June 2013 There are "Positive Signs for The Future" said Mike Hayden - Head Of Regeneration at Chesterfield Borough Council, as members of the Chesterfield business community and local media were, this morning, given an update on regeneration projects currently being undertaken around the town.
During a breakfast meeting at the Town Hall, talks were given by John Croot from Chesterfield Football Club, Matt Sorby, Head of Contractors at Kier and Mike Hayden, Head of Regeneration at Chesterfield Borough Council.
Having previously asserted that Chesterfield is... READ MORE & AUDIO...
Chesterfield Puts The Spring Back In The Bank Holiday
Monday 20th May 2013 Chesterfield town centre is set to come alive with music, dancing and comedy this spring bank holiday.
On Bank Holiday Monday, 27th May, there will be a market and table-top sale in the town centre market place. Fun for children will be provided by an open-air circus skills workshop, an art and craft table in the market place and giant bubbles and balloon modeller.
As part of Love your Local Market week, adults can experience life as a market trader. A stall at the table top sale is only £8, giving them an... READ MORE...
Love Your Local Market
Tuesday 7th May 2013 Chesterfield is taking part in the love your Local Market campaign.
The town centre market, operated by Chesterfield Borough Council, is taking part in the national campaign led by the National Association of British Market Authorities from 23rd - 27th May.
The campaign aims to attract new market traders. During the week, the council will offer new traders the opportunity to trade for £10 (terms and conditions apply). The council also aims to highlight the vital role the market plays... READ MORE...
A Step Back In Time For Chesterfield Market
Friday 3rd May 2013 Chesterfield proved yesterday that it didn't need a Tardis or Marty McFly to go back in time as it got 'groovy' at it's sixties market.
In fantastic weather the event, organised by Chesterfield Borough Council,saw the usual flea market traders dressed in vintage sixties costumes with tie-dye shirts and mini skirts galore.
A variety of sixties-themed entertainment helped to make the event swing, including local band, Highly Strung, who played sixties music throughout the event, a Human Jukebox where shoppers chose sixties songs played on a... READ MORE...
Cook Me The Money's Chesterfield Episode Is On TV Today!
Wednesday 10th April 2013 Back In Spetember, we ran a story of a new ITV1 show visiting town "Cook me The Money" with Adam Shaw. Today's episode on ITV1 at 2pm is Chesterfield's turn to shine! Don't miss it.
ORIGINAL STORY - TV crews were in Chesterfield town centre yesterday, filming for a new ITV cooking show, due to air on our screens in the New Year.
Shoppers and residents, including the Mayor of Chesterfield Cllr Donald Parsons, were asked to sample food cooked by three teams from around the country, with the winner taking the day's takings. The teams were... READ MORE...
Bring Your Product To Chesterfield Market With First Pitch
Monday 8th April 2013 Young entrepreneurs in the borough have the chance to start their business thanks to Chesterfield Borough Council and the National Market Traders Federation (NMTF).
Chesterfield Market is taking part in First Pitch, a national market trader start-up scheme from the NMTF.
The scheme aims to encourage young entrepreneurs to make their mark in the market and start a successful business on one of the UK's 1,400 retail markets and is open to anyone over 16 years of age not currently trading on a market. READ MORE...
Counterfeit Derbyshire Market Trader Has To Repay Cash
Monday 18th March 2013 A Derbyshire market trader who sold thousands of fake goods has been told to pay back £49,000 - or face jail.
41-year-old Wayne Foster of The Nook, Loscoe, Heanor, appeared before Nottingham Crown Court on Thursday (14th March) when he was ordered to repay the money in six months or risk a 15-month prison term.
The action was brought by Derbyshire County Council under the Proceeds of Crime Act.
Last May, Foster had admitted eight offences under the Trade Marks Act of selling counterfeit goods from Ilkeston Market and of possessing fake goods for sale. He received a 12-month community order to carry out 120 hours' unpaid work. READ MORE...
Chesterfield Easter Market And Table Top Sale On Bank Holiday
Thursday 7th March 2013 There is an Open Air Easter Market and Table Top Sale on Bank Holiday Monday, April 1st 2013, from 10am to 4pm.
An Open Air Market with Easter themed entertainment and activities and an Art Table in the middle of the main market.
The Crooked Spire will be having an open day with trips up the famous tower to see the fantastic views of the town. There is also an Interactive Roman Exhibition on the day at Chesterfield Museum. Loads of fun and things to do for the whole family. READ MORE...
Chesterfield Market Rents Set For Coming Year
Wednesday 6th March 2013 Market traders and Chesterfield Borough Council have agreed a deal which will see rents on the markets increase by 1.5%, as approved by members of the Borough Council's cabinet yesterday morning.
The increase will come into effect from 1st April and will affect all stalls on the general market, flea market, farmers' market and car boot sale.
This increase has been discussed and agreed following consultation with market traders; the council's original proposal saw an increase rents by 3%. This means market rents have increased by only 1.5% in the last three years. READ MORE...
A Diamond On The High Street.
Thursday 14th February 2013 It seems to be bad news after bad news on the High Street these days and Chesterfield, like many towns across the country, is reeling in the financial climate, which is proving to be far more difficult to get out of and dragged on longer than anyone predicted.
However, one businesswoman in Chesterfield is bucking that trend and is hoping not just to rejuvenate a store, but also bring more footfall onto the High Street and local economy.
Helen Dimmick is MD of Green and Benz, having taken over... READ MORE...
Winner Of Chesterfield Market Favourite Trader Competition
Wednesday 5th December 2012
Recently, shoppers in Chesterfield were invited to vote for their 'Favourite Market Traders' in a competition which was run by Chesterfield Borough Council in the Chesterfield Market Retailer Guide.
It proved very popular and garnered lots of entries and proved to be an extremely close fought competition. Finally however, the decision was made and W Ayres were delighted to win the title of 'Favourite Market Stall' for the outdoor market and Charles Ferne of W Ayres was presented with a certificate and prize by the Mayor of Chesterfield, Cllr Don Parsons at a presentation... READ MORE...
Chesterfield Shoppers Begin 'Christmas Crawl'
Monday 3rd December 2012
More than 20 local businesses in Chesterfield have clubbed together to host a unique initiative to celebrate local retailers and take the stress out of Christmas gift shopping
Dubbed the 'Christmas Crawl', the campaign launched this weekend to coincide with the town's Christmas lights 'Switch-On'. It will run until 6th January as part of a national initiative masterminded by Clare Rayner, The Retail Champion, founder of the 'Celebrate an Independent Christmas' and 'Independent Retailer Month' campaigns. READ MORE...
A White Christmas Guaranteed In Chesterfield...
Wednesday 28th November 2012 ...well for the light switch on at least! The annual Christmas lights 'Switch-On' event, organised by Chesterfield Borough Council, takes place this Sunday, 2nd December. It's an event which sees thousands line the High Street as the switch is pulled to illuminate the town.
And this year will be no different - a Panto Star to help pull the switch, our open air market will be bustling and full of gift ideas, and all the high street shops will be waiting to give you a big Christmas welcome.
There will be Christmas Karaoke in Rykneld Square from 1pm... READ MORE...
Baby Luv Shines In Chesterfield
Thursday 8th November 2012 As we have previously reported, Chesterfield continues to enjoy both consumer and company retail confidence - and the high profile arrivals of Debenhams and Hawkshead seem to evidence that.
However, the town also retains the confidence of those looking to set up new business ventures and, last week, after unveiling the sculptures in 'The Yards', the Leader of Chesterfield Borough Council, Cllr John Burrows and The Mayor and Mayoress of Chesterfield opened a new business venture in the same shopping area. Both said they were thrilled to be welcoming new trade to Chesterfield.
Sharna and her partner Damian, opened their new shop 'baby luv' in Theatre Yard, next to the Credit Union shop and told us why they wanted to be taking premises during these difficult times... READ MORE...
Spaciotempo UK Conquer Uphill Task In Chesterfield's Market
Tuesday 6th November 2012 A Staffordshire supplier of temporary buildings has praised its workers after they successfully completed one of the most complicated installation jobs the company has ever attempted.
Uttoxeter-based Spaciotempo UK Ltd has just finished building a temporary Market Hall on behalf of Chesterfield Town Council, which wanted somewhere to house 14 traders while the town's existing hall undergoes a £3.6m facelift.
The hall has been built on an open space in New Square but, thanks to the Square's cobbled surface, historic plane trees and sloping surface... READ MORE...
Local Stars Launch Christmas At Vicar Lane Shopping Centre
Monday 5th November 2012 Britain's Got Talent entrant and X-factor finalist Chelsea Redfern will be performing alongside Directions Theatre Arts on Sunday 25th November in Vicar Lane, Chesterfield.
The event will see Vicar Lane Shopping Centre, consisting of shops on Vicar Lane and Steeplegate, switch on their Christmas lights following the entertainment.
Directions Theatre Arts, the musical theatre school based in Chesterfield, have appeared at Vicar Lane on several occasions and as a result have been invited to attend a Town Twinning event in Sindelfingin in 2014. READ MORE...
What Would YOU Name It?
Friday 2nd November 2012 The Chesterfield Post has previously reported on the appearance of a Falcon and a Puppy in the centre of Chesterfield.
The sculptures, designed by Geoff Wood, were created as part of an initiative to promote local businesses and attract shoppers.
Today, they were officially unveiled by the Mayor and Mayoress of Chesterfield and Leader of Chesterfield Borough Council, Cllr John Burrows.
Sculptor Geoff told us that he was honoured to have been chosen... READ MORE...
Chesterfield Market Steps Back In Time
Friday 2nd November 2012 Yesterday saw the beginning of the Chesterfield Arts and Markets Festival - three days of events designed to showcase, promote and support our local market and arts groups.
On a lovely day, thousands turned out to visit the 1940's Market, and saw traders dressed in wartime finery, with vehicles and a George Formby tribute taking place on the High Street.
Caroline Steel is part of the Market Trader's Federation and she told us that she was thrilled with the turnout on the day, "It's a brilliant day..." READ MORE...
Chesterfield Arts & Market Festival Starts Thursday 1st Nov
Wednesday 31st October 2012 Chesterfield Arts and Market Festival begins in the town on Thursday 1st November. It's a hugely successful annual initiative which has, in the past, seen TV favourites, local businessmen and charity participate in order to promote the town and raise money for charity.
Once again many events have been organised and local residents and tourists are invited and encouraged to take part. Sean Carrington, tourist officer for Chesterfield, has sent us the schedule - all we need now is the weather!
Please pop along and support your local market as they... READ MORE...
Maxwell - Chesterfield's Operatic Busker Takes Town By Storm
Saturday 27th October 2012
This is the guy taking Chesterfield by storm!
Maxwell is a local singer who, accompanied by his dog Humphrey, brings opera to the masses when he sings in the Pavements Shopping centre.
Maxwell told us on Friday morning that he has no formal opera training but "just wants to sing".
We'll have a full interview and details of his album on the Post very soon.
Love Your Local Market This Halloween
Tuesday 16th October 2012 People are urged not to miss a trick - or treat - at North East Derbyshire's markets this Halloween!
Spell-binding family fun will be running at the markets in Killamarsh, Eckington and Clay Cross - the latest in a series of events organised as part of North East Derbyshire District Council's 'Marketing the Markets' campaign.
Spooky street entertainment, face painting, creepy crawly petting zoos, prize draws and a range of stalls - plus a chance to meet Scooby Doo, the Ghostbusters and Dr Who - are among the free attractions on offer at the events. READ MORE...
Kids - Chesterfield Market Needs You!
Tuesday 9th October 2012
Youngsters wanted as traders for a Chesterfield Children's Market being held on Friday 2nd November 2012, along with Toy Traders and Swap Stalls available.
Children are being given the chance to trade on Chesterfield Market and sell or swap their unwanted toys, clothes etc. The stall is free of charge and what ever money you make, you keep!
For more information, call Chesterfield Markets on 01246 345999
Market Hall Traders Set Up Temporary Shop
Monday 8th October 2012 This week traders from Chesterfield's Market Hall will begin moving into their temporary accommodation in preparation for the Hall’s major refurbishment project.
The traders are setting-up shop in the temporary Market Hall structure in New Square Arena whilst the £3.6m improvements are made to the town's indoor market area.
The 300 square metre temporary structure will open on Monday 15th October and will accommodate 14 of the affected Market Hall traders. The existing internal Market Hall will close on Thursday 11th October... READ MORE...
New TV Show Cooks Up A Storm In Chesterfield
Tuesday 18th September 2012 TV crews were in Chesterfield town centre yesterday, filming for a new ITV cooking show, due to air on our screens in the New Year.
Shoppers and residents, including the Mayor of Chesterfield Cllr Donald Parsons, were asked to sample food cooked by three teams from around the country, with the winner taking the day's takings. The teams were 'Hot 'n' Hearty', 'Texas Falafels' and 'Bekbee and Jam's High Tea'.
Adam Shaw, better known as BBC News' Business Expert... READ MORE...
'Hot To Trot' In Chesterfield
Tuesday 11th September 2012 It is one of the most anticipated events in Chesterfield, and Saturday proved to be another successful day as Chesterfield held it's 12th annual 'Day of Dance'.
This year the event was held in Rykneld Square, rather than the more familiar setting of New Square, and a huge crowd gathered in front of the iconic Spire to watch 15 local dance troups and groups go through their paces in celebration of their creative styles.
Dancers, including cheerleaders, Morris, Flamenco and... READ MORE...
Market Hall Developers Seek Local Suppliers & Subcontractors
Friday 24th August 2012 Chesterfield Borough Council's chosen contractor for the Market Hall refurbishment, G F Tomlinson, have said that they will hold a 'Meet the Buyer' event in September 2012.
The event is an opportunity for local suppliers and subcontractors to learn first hand about the materials and work required to fulfill the £3.6m contract.
Councillor John Burrows, Leader of Chesterfield Borough Council said: "We're obviously keen for local companies and trades people to benefit from the Market Hall refurbishment programme so please go along to this event... READ MORE...
Get Your Dancing Shoes On In Chesterfield This September
Monday 20th August 2012 Chesterfield will once again host an amazing display of dance styles on Saturday 8th September when the 'Day of Dance' takes place at Rykneld Square (next to the Crooked Spire Church) in the town centre.
The event will kick off at 10.30am and there will be a continuous programme of dancing right through to 3.30pm. Why not come along and find out more about different types of dance styles and you never know, you may get a chance to take part as well.
Firm favourites Chesterfield Morris and Garland Teams... READ MORE...
Grab A Bargain At Chesterfield Market
Thursday 2nd August 2012 We in Chesterfield often take it for granted but, whether it's your fruit and veg or a new wardrobe of clothes, antiques and jewellery or children's toys - it's all available at Chesterfield's outdoor and indoor markets.
Chesterfield's traditional open air market has been going since at least 1165, when the Sheriff of Derbyshire recorded an account of £12s 7d from the market of Chesterfield. The town was granted a Market Charter in 1204, but early in the 1220's it outgrew its original site near the Crooked Spire Church and it was moved to the current site in the main market square. READ MORE...
Promoting The Changing Face Of Chesterfield
Wednesday 1st August 2012
Destination Chesterfield, in partnership with local developers, has launched a series of hoardings to tell the story of the changing face of Chesterfield.
The new hoardings, which have been erected at the Ravenside Retail Park and at the Shorts Accountants development on Ashgate Road, are part of Destination Chesterfield's 'Warm Welcome' campaign and are supported by the town's 110-strong business network, Chesterfield Champions and the European Regional Development Fund. READ MORE...
Town Steps Back In Time...
Tuesday 24th July 2012 The footfall on Chesterfield's famous cobbles could probably have been measured in the tens of thousands today as people packed the town to take part in the famous medieval market event.
Held annually, the fun packed day sees market traders decked out in medieval finery with fair maidens mixing with Knights and even the occasional peaceful dragon wandering down the High Street.
Charities - including Kids'n'Cancer and the Mayor's Appeal were represented on stalls, along with The Nenna Kind Centre and Fairplay. READ MORE...
Green Light Given For Chesterfield's Market Hall Refurb
Thursday 5th July 2012 Chesterfield Borough Council has today announced the appointment of local construction company, G F Tomlinson, to undertake the refurbishment of the town’s iconic Market Hall.
The Council selected Derby-based G F Tomlinson following a competitive re-tendering process, after it failed to agree a tender price with the original contractor in March this year. The cost of the construction works at £3.6 million is within the Council's budget for the project. Councillor John Burrows, Leader of Chesterfield Borough Council said: "We are pleased to be working with G F Tomlinson as our construction partner. They are a local firm..." READ MORE...
Chesterfield - Your Views
Wednesday 4th July 2012 - by Charlie Hawkins Chesterfield is constantly evolving - the historical features of the town are complemented by the new developments aiming to bring the town into the 21st Century.
Out in the town centre yesterday Charlie, a pupil at St Mary's High School who is working with us this week, interviewed members of the public to get their view on what's happening and how they feel towards the town itself.
Mr and Mrs Mc Laughlin from Bolsover were out shopping and they were positive about all the new investment coming in to town. READ MORE...
Eric Pickles Launches National Market Day
Saturday 23rd June 2012 Communities Secretary Eric Pickles is calling on people to show their support for high street shopping by visiting their local market on National Market Day (23rd June).
Today's events will formally mark the start of a nationwide two-week 'Love Your Local Market' extravaganza.
Over 300 local markets will be offering special deals and events to attract new shoppers and encourage budding entrepreneurs to start up new businesses by trying out what is a low-cost way to get into retail. READ MORE...
Shoppers Roll Up For Circus Themed Markets In N E Derbyshire
Tuesday 19th June 2012 Shoppers have flocked to North East Derbyshire's markets to enjoy a circus-themed family fun day.
Circus skills, face painting, street entertainment, balloon modelling, a petting zoo with exotic animals, music and a range of stalls were among the attractions on offer at the markets in Clay Cross, Eckington and Killamarsh.
The events were the latest family fun days organised as part of North East Derbyshire District Council's 'Love Your Local Market' campaign - designed to encourage people to get the most out of their local market. READ MORE...
Chesterfield To Take Part In Love Your Local Market Campaign
Friday 15th June 2012 Chesterfield is one of over 300 markets taking part in the national ‘Love Your Local Market’ campaign inspired by the Mary Portas’ report on the future of our High Streets.
Love Your Local Market is being backed by Chesterfield Borough Council to promote the town's markets between 28th - 30th June.
The campaign aims to attract new market traders and to highlight the importance that markets play in the heart of the local community, not only for retail but as a valuable community asset. READ MORE...
Budding Entrepreneurs Urged To Set Out Their Stall
Wednesday 13th June 2012 People looking to start their own business - or extend an existing venture into a new area - are being urged to find out more about becoming a market trader in North East Derbyshire.
A series of information events are being held in June, giving would-be traders all the practical information and advice they need to get started.
From how to pay tax to buying stock in bulk, representatives from a range of organisations will be on hand to answer people's questions at the sessions, which are being held on the following dates... READ MORE...
Chesterfield Bank Holiday Fun
Wednesday 23rd May 2012 Chesterfield residents are being encouraged to visit Chesterfield Town Centre this coming Spring Bank Holiday Monday and experience music, comedy and a whole host of fun.
Officials say that there will be plenty of entertainment on offer for the children with a Punch and Judy show and an outdoor games area featuring large classic board games such as snakes and ladders in New Square Arena and balloon modeller Billy Bubbles and children's entertainer Professor Shell will be in the main market area.
For the adults, why not experience life as a market trader... READ MORE...
"My Dad Would Have Been Very Proud" Simon Davidson
Saturday 19th May 2012 Simon Davidson is one of the most familiar faces in town, if people don't know him, they'll undoubtedly know the shop he owns, 'The Cheese Factory' underneath the Market Hall.
A fixture for 32 years, the shop, and his dad, have, over the years, become synonymous with the phrase 'pound a bag', and until his death late last year Simon's dad could often be seen in his fur hat, selling outside the shop whatever the weather.
Yesterday however, after three decades, Simon and his staff have moved. Not far - just a couple of doors up and into bigger and fresh premises. READ MORE...
Chesterfield Markets Give A Warm Welcome
Monday 2nd April 2012 There's a new look in town today, as Chesterfield's outdoor market stall canopies have been given a fresh new look that reflects the 'Destination Chesterfield' branding.
The 200 canopies throughout the area have now all been replaced with striking colours and a special welcome message on each corner.
Peter Swallow, Chair of Destination Chesterfield said: "Our markets are one of the biggest attractions for the town so it's logical to welcome visitors through the use of the market stalls themselves. READ MORE...
Chesterfield Bids To Be A Portas' Pilot Town
Thursday 29th March 2012 Seeming to be weathering the recession and with a thriving High Street occupancy , Chesterfield is now in the running to take part in an innovative new scheme aimed at helping to develop town centres.
Destination Chesterfield, in partnership with Chesterfield Borough Council, has told us today that it is submitting a bid for Chesterfield to become a Portas' Pilot town.
Up to £100k of Gov't cash is on offer for 12 towns to pilot the scheme, which was set up after Mary Portas led a review on revitalising town centres. READ MORE...
Five Year Plan In Place For Staveley Market
Thursday 29th March 2012 Chesterfield Borough Council (CBC) and Staveley Town Council has announced they have agreed on a management plan that should secure the continuation of Staveley Market for the next five years.
Staveley Town Council took over the running of the market from CBC 3 years ago with a financial subsidy from the Borough Council. CBC has agreed to continue the subsidy for the next 5 years and a new weekly market will begin on Tuesday 3rd of April, as well as the normal market days of Friday and Saturday.
Councillor John Williams said... READ MORE...
Council Issues New Tenders For Market Hall Redevelopment
Wednesday 21st March 2012 Chesterfield Borough Council has announced that it is seeking a new construction partner for the refurbishment of the Market Hall, after deciding not to proceed with Wates Construction.
A fresh invitation to tender for the scheme was issued by the Council last week. The project, which was due to start on site in February this year, is now expected to start in late summer.
Councillor John Burrows, Leader of the Borough Council said: "It's disappointing that we've not been able to accept Wates' tender..." READ MORE...
Ruth Gets A Valentine's Gift With A Difference
Monday 13th February 2012 Shoppers in Chesterfield market - and one in particular - were treated to an unexpected surprise visit from the 'Clintons Choir'.
Local resident Ruth Tesdale was left speechless as the Clintons Choir made a personal visit to her home town, surprising her with an unforgettable gift from her sweetheart.
Tom, Ruth's husband of 15 years, entered a national competition hosted by the leading card and gift retailer... READ MORE & VIDEO...
Market Traders Speak About The Rent Freeze
Tuesday 24th January 2012 After last weeks news that Chesterfield Borough Council had decided to freeze market stall rents for the next financial year, traders on the market say they welcome the decision.
Market traders met with Councillor Nick Stringer, Executive Member for Leisure, Culture and Tourism yesterday (Monday 23rd January) to hear about the Council's decision.
Cllr Stringer said: "We've previously talked to the Markets' Consultative Committee about how best we manage next year's budget..." READ MORE...
Council Speaks Out Over Chesterfield Market Decisions
Thursday 19th January 2012 It's described as a tourist attraction - and certainly anyone who visits Chesterfield town centre often will recognise Shire horse Ben and his cart, who regularly stand outside Marks and Spencer on the High Street.
However, due to what they say are difficult economic conditions and, in order to protect the market for the future, Councillors have taken the decision to withdraw the horse and cart from it's place on the Market.
This has provoked fury amongst some people in town who say that they are scrapping a tourist attraction. We interviewed Cllr Nick Stringer... READ MORE & VIDEO...
Festive Fun In North East Derbyshire Markets
Wednesday 21st December 2011 Street entertainment, kids' activities, prizes and a range of stalls are on offer at a series of festive-themed market events which are designed to boost the North East Derbyshire economy.
Crowds descended on the market in Clay Cross on Saturday (17th December) and bargain hunters will still have chance to get in some late Christmas shopping at events at Killamarsh market tomorrow (Thursday 22nd December) and then Eckington market on Friday 23rd December. The events are the latest family fun days organised as part of North East Derbyshire District Council's 'Marketing the Markets' campaign. READ MORE...
N E Derbyshire Sets It's Stall Out For Christmas
Thursday 8th December 2011 Shoppers are invited to join in some festive fun - while supporting local businesses - at a series of festive-themed markets being held in North East Derbyshire.
Clay Cross, Eckington and Killamarsh will each host a festive-themed event, as part of a North East Derbyshire District Council project to boost sites across the district.
Santa's grottos, street entertainment, music, prize giveaways from local businesses and a range of stalls are among the attractions on offer at the markets... READ MORE...
Dark Knight To Light Up Chesterfield
Monday 14th November 2011 It's been announced that Batman will join the Mayor of Chesterfield, Cllr Peter Barr, for the annual Christmas lights switch-on in Chesterfield on Sunday 20th November.
The annual event, organised by Chesterfield Borough Council, is a firm favourite with old and young with thousands turning up to enjoy the day's entertainment.
Highlights will include the Pantonic All Stars Steel Band who will play their rousing music in Burlington Street, train rides in the town centre and Vicar Lane on Lenny the Land Train, fun fair rides and of course Father Christmas... READ MORE...
Meet The Buyer Event Offers Opportunities To Local Companies
Wednesday 2nd November 2011 Chesterfield Contractors are being given the chance to become part of the supply chain for Chesterfield Borough Council's planned renovation of Chesterfield Indoor Market Hall.
Wates Construction, the contractor behind the project, is to hold a one-day drop-in session in partnership with the council, in order to offer local companies the opportunity to find out how to register interest for the available fit-out work packages.
The open day will take place at Chesterfield Market Hall Assembly Rooms on Wednesday 9th November, from 7am until 1:30pm. Local suppliers and contractors are invited to attend to meet and discuss the potential work with representatives from Wates and the council. READ MORE...
The Mayor Harps On For Charity
Friday 28th October 2011 Despite the dismal weather people turned out in their hundreds to take part in Day One of Chesterfield's Annual Arts and Market Festival.
The four-day event, organised by Chesterfield Borough Council, will see a host of activities and concerts taking place at various locations around the town centre, including a Continental Market, dancing, beer festival and Festival of Light.
Sean Carrington is Marketing and Promotions Officer for the Market and he explained the thinking behind the Festival... READ MORE...
Fresh New Look For Chesterfield's Market
Tuesday 18th October 2011 Chesterfield Borough Council, in partnership with Destination Chesterfield, is to give a whole new look to the town's famous outdoor market stalls.
The current stalls will be given new covers later this year to promote the Destination Chesterfield branding which is starting to appear on the town's gateways and visitor facilities.
Some of the covers will feature a 'Welcome to Chesterfield' message with the others following the striking colours from Destination Chesterfield branding. READ MORE...
Iconic Chesterfield Market Hall Set For Upgrade
Wednesday 12th October 2011 Chesterfield's iconic Market Hall is now one step closer to its planned refurbishment after Chesterfield Borough Council's planning committee approved the planning and listed building application.
A construction programme is now being prepared in order that work can start in February 2012.
Cllr John Burrows, Leader of Chesterfield Borough Council said: "This development is going to be one of the town's most exciting projects as the Market Hall is such a well used and much loved building." READ MORE...
All Things Green And Wonderful In Chesterfield
Tuesday 20th September 2011
Chesterfield Market will be staging its first Green Fair on Saturday 24th September from 10am until 4pm.
The environmentally friendly event, organised by Chesterfield Borough Council, will take place in Market Place, New Square and Vicar Lane Shopping Centre with a whole host of green events and activities taking place.
Cllr John Burrows, Leader of Chesterfield Borough Council said: "There are some great initiatives going on around Chesterfield..." READ MORE...
Get Dancing In Chesterfield This September
Friday 2nd September 2011 It's strictly all for fun as Saturday 10th September sees Chesterfield's New Square Arena explode with an amazing display of dance styles with the launch of the annual 'Day of Dance'.
The event kicks off at 10.30 am and a continuous programme of dance will run right through to 3.30 pm.
Organisers say that there'll be a chance to find out more about various styles of dance, including Belly Dancing, Break Dancing and Salsa and perhaps have a chance to try it out. READ MORE...
In Loving Memory Of A Chesterfield Legend
Thursday 25th August 2011 One of Chesterfield's most famous faces (and voices) will be laid to rest tomorrow. He died last Thursday after a long illness, aged 80, and leaves two sons.
Roy Purcell Davidson, more commonly known as 'The Pound A Bag Man' was found most days, whatever the weather, outside his shop 'Davidson's Cheese Factor' and was well known and loved by residents and tourists of the town alike.
Last year he'd celebrated his 50th year in business as The Cheese factor and had been at the current shop for over 30 years. READ MORE...
Market Hall Funding Now Approved
Thursday 14th July 2011
Chesterfield Borough Council's cabinet has this week approved the funding for the £4million refurbishment of the town’s Market Hall.
The funding package includes £2.1 million of European and Lottery grant with the remaining money coming from the Council.
CBC Leader, Cllr John Burrows said: "The Market Hall is a centrepiece to our market and is vital to the economic success of the town centre. Refurbishment will improve the external look and internal facilities..." READ MORE...
Marketing Success In N E Derbyshire
Monday 13th June 2011
Events organised to boost the local economy and promote the local markets have been hailed a success after crowds descended on events in Eckington, Clay Cross and Killamarsh.
The 'Marketing the Markets' campaign that was organised by NE Derbyshire District Council featured street entertainment, kids' activities, free raffles and a range of stalls. Local businesses, including The Sitwell Arms, Kemps Brewery, Kemps Catering For Eckington, Oriental Pearl, Spendloves Butchers, Poshfit, The Crown at Higham and The Midland attended. READ MORE...
Market Fun Days In North East Derbyshire
Monday May 23rd 2011 Street entertainment, kids' activities, free raffles and a range of stalls will be on offer at a series of market events being held in North East Derbyshire this month.
People are being encouraged to love their local markets in Clay Cross, Eckington and Killamarsh during the latest family fun days organised as part of NEDDC's Marketing the Markets campaign. READ MORE...
On The Buses
Monday 11th April 2011 The Mayor and Mayoress of Chesterfield were present this week to welcome a record breaking coach into the town.
The official welcome for the tourists from Alford, Lincs, was to mark the record-breaking number of coaches now coming to the town, a number that had topped that the 478 visiting in 2010/11.
Councilllor Keith Morgan, Mayor of Chesterfield said: "Back in 2002, when we first started counting the number of coaches coming to the town, it stood at just 135 per year. This figure has been increasing year on year" ... READ MORE...
And The Votes Are In...
Monday 4th April 2011
The shoppers of Chesterfield have voted, and, in a closely fought contest, have crowned their Market Retailer of the Year.
Holding onto their title of 'Favourite Market Stall' for a 2nd year was Ibbotsons for the outdoor market and the 'Favourite Market Hall Retailer' award went to the delighted new owners of Fred's Haberdashery.
The winning traders were presented with cash prizes and certificates by the Mayor and Mayoress of Chesterfield at a presentation on the Market. READ MORE...
Market Cleans Up
Thursday 17th March 2011 Chesterfield market traders have signed a new agreement with Chesterfield Borough Council to work together in keeping the town's market clean and tidy.
The town's Markets Consultative Committee, which represents the market traders in the town, has signed the agreement that details the responsibilities of the Council and the traders to maintain a clean market.
The market area presents many challenges. The permanent stalls and the traditional stone paving means the Council has to be more careful... READ MORE...
Market Rates Frozen
Monday 14th March 2011 Chesterfield Borough Council has today announced that, in recognition of their value to the town, there is to be no rent increase for the town's market stalls.
The rent freeze will apply to the General and Flea markets, Farmers' Markets and the Sunday Car Boot Sale as council officials say they are pivotal to the financial prosperity of the town.
Cllr Ray Russell, Leader of Chesterfield Borough Council said: "Chesterfield is famous for it's markets and they help to attract thousands of visitors and residents into the town centre every week." READ MORE...
Young People Show Off Enterprise Skills At Market
Tuesday 8th March 2011 Despite the current financial climate young people in Chesterfield proved that the spirit of enterprise is alive and well as they took part in the North Derbyshire Young Enterprise Trade Fair, hosted by Chesterfield Market.
Young Enterprise Companies from Brookfield Community School, Chesterfield College, St Mary's High School, Tupton Hall School, Dronfield Henry Fanshawe School, Newbold Community School, Netherthorpe School and Mount St Mary's College all took to the stalls to sell their company's product or service on Chesterfield Market to compete for coveted awards... READ MORE...
Chesterfield Market Hosts Young Enterprise Trade Fair
Wednesday 2nd March 2011
Students from local schools are preparing to take part in the North Derbyshire Young Enterprise Trade Fair on Thursday 3rd March. The Fair, hosted by Chesterfield Market, takes place in New Square between 10am and 4pm.
The students, aged 15-17, represent eleven Young Enterprise groups taking part in the Company Programme, which gives students an opportunity to gain practical experience of business and enterprise through setting up and running their own real company. READ MORE...
Leading Lib Dem Visits Chesterfield
Thursday 24th February 2011 "Every young person out of work is a wasted talent." That's Lib Dem Deputy Leader Simon Hughes who was visiting Chesterfield earlier today.
The Chesterfield Post was invited for an exclusive walk about with Simon and his team as he met shoppers in the market and the town.
We managed to grab a few words with him before he started and asked, amongst other things, about EMA and Tuition fees. He began by saying how impressed he was to be in the town... READ MORE & VIDEO...
Warning To Chesterfield Motorists
Monday 21st February 2011
A warning today from Police in Chesterfield that they are clamping down on motorists using pedestrian areas in the town centre.
Officers from the Chesterfield Town Centre Safer Neighbourhood Team are reminding motorists of parking and other restrictions in both the Market Place and Rykneld Square.
The team will be handing out leaflets explaining where motorists can and can't park in the town centre and any exemptions to the rules. READ MORE...
Market Fun Day A Success
Friday 18th February 2011 A family fun day took place at Clay Cross , one of a series of events aimed at getting local residents to love their local market.
Balloon modelling, free fairground rides, face painting, entertainment from the Young Inspirations Theatre Company and a great range of stalls were just some of the attractions on offer. It was one of a series of themed events will be running at markets across the district as part of North East Derbyshire District Council's 'Love Your Market' campaign.
Similar events will be happening in Killamarsh on ... READ MORE...
Love YOUR Local Market
Monday 31st January 2011 "They're Valuable Assets", says Cllr Pat Kerry from NE Derbyshire District Council as she encourages local people to shop at local markets in the region.
Throughout February, a series of events will run at markets across Clay Cross, Killamarsh and Eckington, in support of the 'Love your Market' campaign.
The first event will be held on Saturday 12th February at Clay Cross Market. There will be many free activities, including fun fair rides, balloon modelling, face painting and a chocolate fountain. READ MORE...
The 'M' Factor
Tuesday 14th December 2010 Now, it doesn't quite have the glitz and Glamour of the 'X Factor' and there's no chance of a million pound contract, but Chesterfield residents are being asked to support Chesterfield in trying to prove it has the 'M' factor and in giving a boost to local traders and shoppers too.
People who live in Chesterfield know just how good the market is ... you can buy anything from fabric to fruit, it's one of the town's strongest selling points and it brings in thousands of tourists per year. Shoppers in the town are now being asked to support the market by voting for it in the 'Britain's Favourite Market' Competition organised by the National Association of British Market Authorities.
Support Local Retailers This Christmas
Friday 10th December 2010 Christmas shoppers in Chesterfield are being asked to shop locally and support market and local retail traders this Christmas with news that we can all enjoy additional markets throughout December.
There'll be plenty of festive atmosphere and maybe a chance to grab a really unusual Christmas present from a vast array of places and stalls. READ MORE...
Back To Business
Wednesday 8th December 2010 Chesterfield's Flea Market will be back on as normal tomorrow after the terrible weather conditions saw it cancelled last week.
The snow and ice hit the markets hard and caused huge disruption, particularly last Thursday and Friday. The Market Hall too was affected as traders struggled to get in. Markets Manager, Andy Bond says that they're hoping for a better week telling us, "We're looking to get back to some normality from tomorrow (Thursday) - a lot of the Traders have been snowed in at their homes and unable to get their vans out. Many of them have noted how bad Chesterfield is compared to where they come from. It really is the worst time for them at the moment - as with all retailers, Xmas carries them through the lean months of Jan, Feb and March." He added that they were hoping the worst was now over, saying, "Hopefully things are improving and trade will bounce back!"
NE Derbyshire Sets It's Stall Out For Christmas
Thursday 25th november 2010 Shoppers are invited to join in some festive fun - while supporting local businesses - at a series of Christmas Markets being held in North East Derbyshire this year.
Clay Cross, Eckington, Killamarsh and Dronfield will each host a Christmas-themed event as part of new project to boost markets across the district.
A chance to meet Santa's reindeer, Christmas grottos, ice rinks, festive food and a range of stalls are among the attractions on offer at the events READ MORE...
Arts And Crafts Market Adds Brightness To Lights Switch On
Wednesday 17th November 2010 A new Arts and Craft market is setting up for this year's Christmas lights switch-on event in Chesterfield. Over 20 local artists and craftspeople will be exhibiting and selling their work on the main market in the town from 12noon until 6pm on Sunday 21st November.
The public can meet local artists, treat themselves to something special and buy unusual hand-made Christmas presents.
Cllr Ray Russell, Leader of Chesterfield Borough Council said: "The Arts and Craft market will add a new dimension to our traditional markets... READ MORE...
A "Cotton Picking Success!" -
The Cotton For Cotton Exchange - UPDATE
Sunday 14th November 2010
The Cotton for Cotton exchange which took place on Saturday 13th November, which aimed to encourage recycling and shopping locally has been deemed a huge success despite the weather this week.
We popped along on Saturday morning where Markets Manager Andy Bond and Markets Assistant Jenny Salt were manning the stall and they told us that they were worried they may not have enough given the demand so far that morning.
5,000 bags were to be given away in total, READ MORE...
Parade Lights Up Chesterfield
Monday 1st November 2010 Samba dancers, The Mayor and Mayoress, Panto Dame and villain along with many home made lanterns all gathered in front of a illuminated Crooked Spire.
Not then your average Saturday night in Chesterfield town centre but, in fact, one of many events organised to celebrate the Market Festival weekend.
Over 500 people turned up to parade through the town - forming a huge snake of music, chat and light leading from the church courtyard to the Queen's Park and led by an Aladdin on stilts and holding a huge paper lamp... READ MORE...
Jonty Hearnden Impressed By Chesterfield Market
Friday 29th October 2010
We spoke to Jonty after he had completed the Mayor and Mayoress's 'Bargain Hunt' in Chesterfield Market on Thursday 28th October and had conducted valuations for local residents.
He told us "I'm here to promote the Market Festival and been impressed with how massive this market is, I've been to loads of markets with my shows - buying stuff from abroad to bring home and sell at places like this, none were as big as this - it's a wonderfully nice place to stop. People are so friendly here, I've been made very welcome and had a great day." READ MORE...
Bargain Hunt Bonanza
Divided into two teams with representatives from their office and their chosen charities, Fairplay and The Samaritans, they were sent with £100 to buy what they could from the stalls.
BBC Antiques expert Jonty Hearnden was on hand to then value the 'buys' and award a prize to the team... READ MORE...
Countdown To Chesterfield's Arts And Market Festival
Wednesday 20th October 2010 Chesterfield is preparing to stage its biggest and best ever Arts and Market Festival.
The three-day event (28-30 October) will see diverse and varied events taking place with guests including Lau, winners of the Best Group in the 2010 BBC Folk Awards and Shappi Khorsandi, one of the hottest comedy talents in the country.
The nation's favourite orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic, returns to the Winding Wheel on Thursday with their programme of Mozart's Violin Concerto No1 and Beethoven's Symphony No4... READ MORE...
"It's The Heart Of The Town!"
Monday 11th October 2010 "It's the heart of the town!" That's Markets Manager Andy Bond on the market held in Chesterfield four days a week.
Andy has fond memories of the Market Place, having worked there himself as a teenager. After spending some time working in retail away from the town, he saw the job for Manager advertised and jumped at the chance to return to work there again.
Talk to Andy for any length of time and it's clear how proud of the stalls he is, and how protective of the stallholders. "It's a huge asset to the town, where else", he asks, "can you get everything you might need in one place?" READ MORE...
Football Fever Amongst Market Traders
Monday 20th September 2010 Chesterfield Market Traders donned their football boots for charity and raised £250 for CLIC Sargent Cancer Charity.
The traders, from both the indoor and outdoor markets, came third in a twelve team Charity Football Tournament at Dronfield Rugby Club. The event was organised by Tesco Metro in aid of the Cancer Charity which is their chosen charity for the year and was a real family day. READ MORE...
Day Of Dance In The Market
Saturday the 11th September 2010 was the day that dance descended on Chesterfield Market. We have a small collection of pictures from the colourful, exciting and sunny day for you to enjoy... READ MORE...
Market Faces - Don Hollingwood
To all of us living in Chesterfield Donald Hollingwood is a familiar face and voice. Ayres fruit stall would simply not be the same place without him.
We caught up with him as he served customers on the Friday Market.
No one can accuse him of not listening to that advice as he's still there all these
years later! READ MORE...
The open air market is at the heart of Chesterfield town centre. Taking place every Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday it's one of biggest in the UK with over 200 stalls to fill. Particularly popular is the Thursday 'Flea market' where you're sure to bag a bargain. READ MORE...
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