About the area

About the area

Grassmoor and Hasland are adjacent villages which lie to the south-east of Chesterfield. The villages share a long history of joint community interest and interaction, service provision and social issues. Prior to Local Government re-organisation in the 1970s, both villages were within a single Parish (Hasland Parish Church is now in Grassmoor!), which was recognised by the fact that the electoral wards for both areas were called Hasland, despite being in different District Local Authority areas, until well into the 2000s

The communities share similar challenges in terms of socio-economic issues, local development challenges (including past plans for County composting and a former coking works on its doorstep) and have often come together in joint campaigns and activities to protect and develop their local area. They are closely integrated and share many services - for example Hasland provides secondary schooling services to many in Grassmoor, whilst Grassmoor Country Park provides recreation facilities on the doorstep of Hasland.


Grassmoor is a traditional North Derbyshire mining village in a semi-rural setting. Historically, most Grassmoor families had members who were employed in the coal mining industry although the closure of Grassmoor Colliery in 1971 and Avenue Coking Works at nearby Wingerworth in 1993 significantly affected the employment levels of the village as there are no other major employers in the community.

Close family ties bond the area and there is a strong community feel which still resonates with local residents and this is recognised by people from further afield.

Local assets include the Grassmoor Community Centre and Barnes Park and the village has a modest range of local shops and services and regular public transport links to Hasland and Chesterfield.


Hasland has also maintained its village ‘feel’ with many local residents continuing to refer to it as a village despite its significant suburban expansion in the 20th Century, which has seen it become part of Chesterfield.

Hasland’s thriving village centre has a broad range of industrial units, shops and services for local people, attracting shoppers and service users from the local area, Grassmoor and elsewhere in North Derbyshire.

In 1913 Alderman Eastwood (Mayor of Chesterfield, 1905–1908) donated Hasland Park to the public. Refurbished in 2012 with support from Chesterfield Borough Council and the Heritage Lottery Fund, Eastwood Park is recognised as a key asset by local residents.

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