Grassmoor Village in Bloom Awards - 10th August 2019

Grassmoor Village in Bloom Awards took place on 10th August at Mill Lane Allotments Open day. Although the weather was windy and wet the event was well attended and there was a distinct buzz of excitement and anticipation.

Prizes were awarded as follows: -  Best Flowering Garden First Prize - Maureen Walker, runner up Valerie Forsyth

Best Planter First Prize - Ian Barlow, runner up Grassmoor Methodist Church

Most improved - prize awarded to Elizabeth Almgill

Local Business First Prize Boot & Shoe, runner up The Sportsman

Young People Award - Rainbows

Commended - Christine Bilby

 Overall winner of the competition - Maureen Walker

Mill Lane Allotments Open Day Grassmoor - 10th August 2019

Although the weather let us down last Saturday, Mill Lane Allotments Open day was a great success. The event was a little curtailed due to strong winds and heavy rain convincing many stall holders to withdraw from the event earlier in the day. However the cake competition, the allotment growers vegetable competition and Grassmoor Village in Bloom awards proved a popular draw with around 60-70 residents attending. As part of the celebrations of the day Spare Thyme allotment green house was officially opened for business by Stephen Wright, Chair of Grassland Hasmoor Big Local.

 Cutting the ribbon to Spare Thyme Allotment Green house is Stephen Wright. From left to Right is David Booth, Paul Cooper, Mick Arnold ( Chairman of Grassmoor Allotments Association), Philip Mcgeever, Stephen Wright (chairman of GHBL) and Philip Arrandale (Project Coordinator)                                                                             Ribbon cutting Spare Thyme greenhouse  


Free Summer Activities 2019

Looking for something fun to do during the summer holidays? 

Why not pop down and join in the Hasland and Grassmoor free summer activities which will be led by Samba Sports. Sessions are for children and young people aged 7+.  Activities include football, cricket, tennis, rounders, badminton, tag rugby, basketball, dodgeball and much more.  Activities take place throughout the holidays 11am to 3pm, more details here

  • Mondays and Wednesdays - Eastwood Park, Hasland
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays - Barnes Park, Grassmoor

Snacks and drinks will be provided.

Parental consent may be required for some events, inclusion is at the discretion of the event providers and their employees.

Check our Events page to find out what else is happening in Grassmoor and Hasland this summer.

Photographic Competition

Prizes have just been announced for the GHBL Photographic Competition (closing date 31st July 2019). 1st/2nd/3rd prizes in each category - Adult & under 17s - of £75/£50/£25 Love to Shop vouchers. There will also be a People's Vote with a prize of £50 Love to Shop vouchers that all photo entries will be entered for. All entries will be on display and prizes awarded at GHBL event, Hasland Working Men's Club, 24th September 7.30pm.

Big local photo comp flyer 10294 web Page 1 

Grassmoor Fun Day

Grassland Hasmoor… Big Local Grassmoor Fun day 2019

Saturday 6th July, Barnes Park, Grassmoor marked the 5th annual GHBL Grassmoor Fun Day. The event is organised by volunteers who give up their time each year to ensure that the village holds an event that is fun packed and enjoyed by both local residents and those from further afield. Although the morning didn’t show promise with heavy showers early on, the clouds eventually cleared providing a lovely warm day.

There were lots of different things to try with plenty of Community stalls to visit whilst listening to The Grits, a live band who hail from South Yorkshire and who played rock and pop hits from across the decades. For the children, a traditional Punch and Judy show enthralled crowds all afternoon. In the Pavilion Grassmoor Past and Present held a small local history exhibition whilst visitors were enticed by scrumptious chocolate cake and other refreshments.

The events committee had provided free activities including face painting, bouncy castles & Laser Tag and in partnership with Rykneld a hands on slime making activity for the younger community members to enjoy.

In addition, White Post farm provided a very ‘hands-on’ experience for all the family   with a variety of animals on show.

A huge thank you to everyone who attended, to our sponsors and to all the volunteers who helped with organising, setting up and clearing away, without whom, this event would not have been possible.

A great example of the community spirit that exists in Grassmoor!  

 GMFD 19 collage

Hasland Gala 2019

It has been a wet few weeks but the sun shone on Hasland Gala this year. People from near and far flocked to Eastwood Park to take part in all the event had to offer. There was something for everyone from fun fair rides and inflatables to information stalls, food, refreshments, and prizes to win. Chesterfield's Mayor Councillor Simmons and Mayoress Councillor Caulfield were in attendance and officiated at the ribbon cutting to the new Monkey Bars which have been provided through Grassland Hasmoor Big Local funding. An extremely enjoyable event for all who attended. A big thank-you to Friends of Eastwood Park who work tirelessly each year to organise this event.    monkey bars ribbon cutting c


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