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Cabinet approves Eastwood Park pavilion

Users of a Chesterfield park will benefit from a new pavilion, approved by Chesterfield Borough Council’s cabinet.

Cabinet members agreed the proposals for the new sports pavilion at Eastwood Park, Hasland at their meeting yesterday, Monday 7 July.

The project has been partly funded by a grant of £150,000 from Sport England’s Inspired Facilities fund with the remaining £201,000 provided by the council.

The new pavilion will provide changing facilities for sports groups using the park, including bowling, football and cricket clubs as well as a tea room and kitchen facilities.

The building will also have new male, female and disabled toilets which will be open to users of the park to replace the ones currently open on Hasland Road.

The work on the new building will be carried out by the council’s in-house works team of builders and apprentices.

Councillor Chris Ludlow, Chesterfield Borough Council’s executive member for environment said: “We have worked closely with the sports clubs who use Eastwood Park in planning the new pavilion and I know they will be thrilled with the new facilities.

“We are also proud that the work in constructing the new pavilion will be carried out by the council’s builders and apprentices, offering employment opportunities to local people on a project which will benefit the community.”

The new pavilion should be completed in the new year.

Eastwood Park reopened in June 2013 after a 10 month refurbishment thanks to £1.3 million in funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Big Lottery Fund.

Work carried out at the park included: restoring the fountain, creating a community garden, a mini orchard and rose garden, a wildlife area, children’s play area and work to refurbish Hasland Village Hall.

The park was also designated a Queen Elizabeth II Playing Field in honour of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

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