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Coronavirus outbreak: Chesterfield Borough Council services update - 8 April

Throughout the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak Chesterfield Borough Council has been responding to new requirements and updating the services provided in line with the latest Government guidance.

All of the latest service-related updates can be found in the dedicated coronavirus information hub.

Theatre and museum events

In response to the ongoing situation we have reviewed the events that the council was planning to host or that have been arranged in our venues.

We have made the difficult decision to postpone or cancel all events at the Winding Wheel Theatre and Pomegranate Theatre up until at least the end of May.

Chesterfield Museum remains closed and all events due to be held there until at least the end of June have been cancelled. Revolution House will also remain closed and all events similarly cancelled until the end of June.

We will continue to share updates about venue closures and events that have been  cancelled or rearranged over the forthcoming weeks, as the situation develops.

Councillor Kate Sarvent, cabinet member for town centres and visitor economy, said: “I hope everyone will understand why we have taken the decision to cancel these events. We realise lots of people were looking forward to some of the fantastic events and shows that our teams had organised. We will be regularly reviewing our events schedule during this crisis and will continue to provide updates when decisions are made.”

You can find details about cancelled and rearranged shows at the theatres by visiting the Chesterfield Theatres website.

Details about cancelled events at the museum can be found on the Chesterfield Museum website.

Any customers who have already purchased tickets for performances or events will be contacted and refunded where necessary.

There is one exception to these cancellations and that is for blood donation sessions at the Winding Wheel. If you are booked to give blood, please follow the advice from the NHS Blood team before attending.

Medieval Fun Day

Looking further ahead, The Medieval Fun Day that was due to take place in Chesterfield town centre on 28 July has been cancelled.

Chesterfield Borough Council has made the difficult decision to cancel the event due to the coronavirus pandemic and the resulting uncertainty around when large-scale public events will again be allowed to take place.

We recognise how disappointing this news will be, as the Medieval Fun Day is one of Chesterfield’s largest summer town centre events. It is, however, important that the Council acts responsibly and in the best interests of our traders, the public and the staff involved in organising this event.

The fun day will return in 2021 when it can once again be hosted safely.

Town Centre Easter opening

Essential shops and food-based market stalls in the town centre, such as Ibbotsons fruit and vegetable stall and RB Elliott and Son Ltd the butchers, will be open but most will operate reduced opening hours over the Easter weekend.

All shops will be closed on Easter Sunday.

RB Elliott and Son Ltd, Ibbotsons and The Cheese Factor will not be open on Easter Monday. The Cheese Factor will also be closed on Friday.

In the Pavements Shopping Centre, the essential stores will be running reduced hours over the weekend. Please visit the retailer’s website or contact them for updated information on their respective opening hours.


First published on 08 April 2020 Last updated on 14 April 2020