Eastwood Park heritage restoration project
Eastwood Park, once part of the Hasland House estate, was given to the local community in 1913 by Alderman Eastwood. The park was opened on 2 July 1913 to much local acclaim.
Nearly 100 years later, Chesterfield Borough Council has recently secured a grant of over £1 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Big Lottery Fund for the restoration of Eastwood Park.
The project will renovate, improve and modernise existing facilities, as well as introducing a number of new features to the park. Copies of the master plan and conservation plan for the park can be found below.
The council has worked closely with the Friends of Eastwood Park and the local community, sports groups and other partners to put together the successful bid.
The £1.3 million grant will be spent on a number of improvements, including the refurbishment of the village hall, the restoration of the fountain, the creation of a community garden, mini orchard, rose garden, wildlife area and tree planting.
There will be a new multi-use games area and play area for children and young people to enjoy plus improvements to the car park, footpath, drainage and war memorial.
There will be training and development opportunities for the local community in maintaining the park and promoting its use for events, sports clubs and activities.
Work on the restoration of the park began in September this year, and will be finished for the park's centenary celebrations in July 2013. Work to the village hall will commence in January 2013 and will be finished by June 2013.
Plans of the improvements can be accessed below.
|Eastwood Park Restoration Masterplan||(pdf 3.69 MB)|
|Eastwood Conservation Plan||(pdf 11.47 MB)|
|Eastwood Play Area||(pdf 2.89 MB)|
|Eastwood Village Hall Ground Floor Plan||(pdf 1.41 MB)|
|Eastwood Wildlife Garden Landscape Plan||(pdf 2.5 MB)|
|Eastwood Fountain Restoration 1||(pdf 1.62 MB)|
|Eastwood Fountain Restoration 2||(pdf 266 KB)|
|Eastwood Memorial Arboretum Planting Plan||(pdf 914 KB)|
|Eastwood External Sitting Area Planting Plan||(pdf 614 KB)|
|Eastwood Car Park Planting Plan||(pdf 1.92 MB)|
|Eastwood Orchard Planting Plan||(pdf 786 KB)|
|Eastwood Footpath Works||(pdf 2.08 MB)|
|Eastwood Car Park Extension Muga Tennis Court||(pdf 1.64 MB)|
|Eastwood Park Restoration Update June 2013||(pdf 3.64 MB)|
|Eastwood Restoration Photos||(pdf 1.76 MB)|
|Eastwood Rose and Community Garden Plan||(pdf 371 KB)|
For more information please contact John Ramsey, Eastwood Park project officer, on 01246 345 097 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.