Partnership Endorsed

Partnership Endorsed

We are pleased to announce that the Grassland Hasmoor... Partnership has recently been endorsed by Local Trust.  The Partnership (formerly Interim Steering Group) will guide the overall direction of Grassland Hasmoor...  ensuring a diverse range of residents and local organisations continue to be actively involved.

The structure of the Partnership and its engagement mechanisms have been developed to allow the community to take ownership of the programme whilst benefiting from the support and experience of a range of other organisations as required.

Anyone from within the community can attend its open Forum or Working Groups, whilst the Partnership Board will seek to ensure that it has as many representatives as possible, from a variety of social and skills backgrounds to fill the available spaces of voting members on the Board. The Partnership Board will ratify the Working Groups’ progress to ensure the delivery of our vision and engage with appropriate service providers for help which requires expertise.

The majority of members will be residents, but the Partnership will also include people from local organisations that are involved with the area as well. Membership of the Partnership will change over time in response to our activities and it will be reviewed at least annually.

Click here to see the partnership structure.

Launchpad Liftoff...

Launchpad Lift Off...

Almost 100 local residents turned out to find out about plans to spend the £1m allocated to the area at the Launchpad event on 29th November at Hasland Village Hall.  Attendees were able to see the delivery plan (the Big Local Plan), which projects are in the pipeline for Year 1, and hear about how the Partnership will work and how to get involved, whilst enjoying pie and peas for lunch.

Working group members were on hand to showcase the activities they are already involved in, talk to residents about future project ideas and listen to their ideas for spending some of the money.

Lucky winner of the prize draw, Mrs V, was "absolutely delighted" with the £100 shopping voucher.

Grassland Hasmoor... Chair, Stephen Wright, said "It was great to see so many local people showing an interest in the plans for the future and to talk to them in an informal setting about their hopes and aspirations for the area."

"The Big Local Plan will now be submitted to the Local Trust and, once approved, the £1m funding will begin to be released, hopefully early in the New Year. Watch this space!"

Click here to download the Grassland Hasmoor... Big Local Plan.

Community Groups Event

Community Groups Showcase

Local residents turned out on Sunday 7th September to support the Community Groups Showcase Event at Grassmoor Community Centre.  As well as chatting to stall holders about activities in their area, they were able to sit and enjoy a free cream tea in the sunshine. 

Organised by Links CVS, the event was an opportunity for groups from Hasland and Grassmoor to show local people and other groups what they do and to get organisational and funding advice from Links CVS, who were also offering help to anyone wishing to set up a new group.

Event organiser Sandra said "17 groups attended and there was a lively buzz of people talking to each other and networking."

Grassland Hasmoor... volunteers were also on hand to talk to people about the Big Local Plan and to get them to think about the types of projects that will deliver the vision for the area and how they can get involved.

You can see the Plan and find out more at the Grassland Hasmoor... Launchpad at Hasland Village Hall on Saturday 29th November 1pm - 4pm.



Asian Dance Workshops a Hit

Asian Dance Workshops a Hit


Hasland Village Hall came alive to the sights and sounds of Asian Dance in July at The Asian Association of Chesterfield and North Derbyshire’s Asian Dance Workshops.

Local residents of all ages enjoyed trying on traditional clothes and scarves and taking part in a mixture of Bollywood style and semi classical dances, as well as dances from other parts of India such as Gujarat and Rajasthan.

Participants were wowed by the “lovely costumes”, commenting that “the dances were beautiful” and that they had “thoroughly enjoyed the experience.”

Dance teacher Sanjukta, who ran the workshops, said “We got a lovely response from the audience and it was great to see that everybody was willing to join in and take part."

Eastwood Park Gala

Pictured l-r Dave Brennan, Nigel Combes, David Maric, Steve LeeToby Perkins MP and Stephen Wright at Eastwood Park Gala.

Eastwood Park Gala

Hasland Gala was held in glorious weather with the official opening performed by the Mayor and Mayoress of Chesterfield, Cllr Alexis Diouf and his wife Vicky-Anne, who helped celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Hasland VIllage Hall.

Attractions included a heritage display, Hasland Gala Royalty, fancy dress competition and dog show. There was a fairground, bands, Punch & Judy Show, OzBox, birds of prey, stalls and displays for all ages. Refreshments were on sale throughout the event. Bailey Kennady was crowned Hasland Gala Queen, Shannon Winters as Junior Queen, Lilly Hinksman as Petal, Ellie Hulett as Princess, Amelia Pickering as Personality Princess and Edward Kennady as Pageboy.

MP Toby Perkins attended and spent time visiting many of the stalls and attractions including Grassland Hasmoor... Big Local which was manned by Big Local Representative Dave Brennan,  Stephen Wright Chairman of the Interim Steering Group, Steve Lee NEDDC Strategic Partnership Co-ordinator, Barbara and Philip Arrandale, David Maric, Nigel Combes and Ian Mather, Janey Ray, Mr & Mrs Leverton and Sushri Wells.

Thanks go to photographer Rob Whitehead and to everyone involved for helping make the day a great success.

Click here to see more photographs from the Big Local Weekend. 

Grassmoor Fun Day

Pictured l-r Steve Lee, Cllr Pam Hemsley, Stephen Wright, David Maric, Barbara Arrandale, Natascha Engel MP, Debbie Ladds and Dave Brennan at Grassmoor Fun Day.

Grassmoor Fun Day

Despite heavy rain in the morning the Grassmoor Fun Day went ahead as planned. The loyal community turned out in strength to support the event and enjpyed a wide variety of stalls and activities including Healthy Eating, three bouncy castles, a climbing wall, sports activities and competitions by the young people.

MP Natascha Engel spent most of the afternoon visiting all the stalls and attractions and speaking to everyone, accompanied by Stephen Wright, Chairman of the Interim Steering Group. She was introduced to Local Trust Chief Executive, Debbie Ladds; Dave Brennan, the Big Local Representative who supports and advises the local committee; Steve Lee NEDDC Strategic Partnership Co-ordinator who does a great deal of work and planning on the Steering Group's behalf; Barbara and Philip Arrandale, David Maric, Nigel Combes and Ian Mather.

Stalls and displays included NHS Hardwick Clinical Commissioning Group staffed by Sue Higginson and Jean RIchards; a healthy eating workshop run by Coral Thorp from Chesterfield Children's Centre; Chesterfield Time Bank; Staveley Armed Forces and Veterans Association staffed by Joe Roberts, Julie Dixon, Margaret Cooper and Marian and Joe Gerrard; St James' Chruch Temple Normanton staffed by Maureen Raybold, Kath Potter, Margaret Sheikh, Barbara Marshall and Julie Marshall. 

Rykneld Homes volunteers and staff Jan and Terry Blanksby, Jessica Blanksby, Jude Milburn, James Lindsay, Hazel James, Charlie Hibbert, Jonathan Hibbert, James and Josh Heath and Harvey Connor - these young people are to be congratulated for all their hard work and their polite and friendly manner.

The Royal British Legion Biker Branch were present, and Grassmoor Brownies under Sandria Mather and Amanda Millward.  The Mentally Handicapped Stall was run by Mr and Mrs Bestwick and Michael Bestwick; Friendship Club with Iris Woodhead, Maureen Walker and Angela Alton; Grassmoor Allotments with Richard Egerton; Spire Nursery stall and Janice Bedford who also ran a stall. St John Ambulance were in attendance with David Chapman, Sandra Smith and Irene Buttry.  The bouncy castles were supplied by Dave at Kids Stuff, Sporting Futures by Andy Wilson and the climbing wall by Ian Webb.

Thanks go to the team of people who supplied the transport for chairs, tables and marquee and to the team who erected and dismantled the marquee and to the litter pickers. These groups include David Knott, Nigel Combes, David Maric, Pam and Keith Hemsley, Philip and Barbara Arrandale and official photographer Rob Whitehead.  Thanks also go to Woodleigh Motors who kindly loaned a van at short notice to help with transport and to everyone else who has not been mentioned for all the help and support given to make the Fun Day the success it was!

Finally thanks go to the sponsors, Derbyshire County Council, Grassmoor Parish Council, Big Local and Rykneld Homes.

Click here to see more photographs of the Big Local Weekend.


Stage 3 Funding Awarded!

Stage 3 Funding Awarded!

Grassland Hasmoor Big Local... has been awarded Stage 3 funding. This will enable us to form our Big Local Partnership and start creating our Big Local Plan.  We will be supporting various initiatives and activities over the coming months including Grassmoor Fun Day on 7th June and Eastwood Park Gala on 8th June.


Keep checking the Events page of our website for details of what's happening and when.

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