Coronavirus (COVID-19) - how it is affecting our services

News and updates

News and updates

10 July

Coronavirus outbreak: Chesterfield Borough Council services update – 10 July

Play areas and outdoor gyms

Chesterfield town centre - enjoying the weekend safely

7 July

Protecting each other and the planet - reusable facemasks

Cancellation of Chesterfield 1940’s Market, Fireworks Extravaganza and Christmas Lights Switch On 

3 July

Coronavirus outbreak: Chesterfield Borough Council services update – 3 July

Pubs and restaurants reopen

Proposed Pavements Licence

Play areas and outdoor gyms

2 July

Chesterfield Borough Council to establish memorial to the people of Chesterfield who have lost their lives during the coronavirus pandemic and to recognise the borough’s key workers and volunteers. 

26 June

Coronavirus outbreak: Chesterfield Borough Council services update – 26 June

Chesterfield Town Centre open for business

Free advertising for Chesterfield businesses

23 June

Coronavirus outbreak: Chesterfield Borough Council services update – 23 June

Reopening the Customer Service Centre

19 June

Coronavirus outbreak: Chesterfield Borough Council services update – 19 June

Regular casual traders return to Chesterfield market

Reopening High Streets Safely funding

EU - European Regional Development Fund logo HM Government logo

16 June

Coronavirus outbreak: Chesterfield Borough Council services update – 16 June

Homeless support - Keeping everyone in

Chesterfield Home Options

Chesterfield and District Crematorium

12 June

Coronavirus outbreak: Chesterfield Borough Council services update – 12 June

Chesterfield Town Centre – reopening of non-essential retail from 15 June

9 June

Coronavirus outbreak: Chesterfield Borough Council services update – 9 June

Chesterfield Town Centre – reopening of non-essential retail from 15 June

5 June

Coronavirus outbreak: Chesterfield Borough Council services update – 5 June

Discretionary grants for local businesses

4 June

Coronavirus outbreak: Chesterfield Borough Council services update – 4 June

Chesterfield Market and Market Hall 

29 May

Coronavirus outbreak: Chesterfield Borough Council services update – 29 May

Chesterfield Market and Market Hall 

Car parks

26 May

Coronavirus outbreak: Chesterfield Borough Council services update – 26 May

Chesterfield town centre

Chesterfield market and market hall

Car parking

22 May

Coronavirus outbreak: Chesterfield Borough Council services update

Business grants

E-claim for Housing Benefit and Council Tax Discount

15 May

Coronavirus outbreak: Chesterfield Borough Council services update

As we start to move into the recovery phase of our response to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak Chesterfield Borough Council will assess and respond to new requirements and will modify service provision in line with the latest Government guidance. Our priority is to ensure that the facilities and workplaces from which we deliver our services are as safe as possible for our communities and staff.

Councillor Tricia Gilby, leader of Chesterfield Borough Council, said: “Behind the scenes the council’s staff and members have been working hard to interpret the latest guidance from Government and we are now actively developing plans to restart some ‘non-essential’ services and re-open outdoor sports facilities and parts of Chesterfield town centre in the coming weeks.

“Ensuring the health, safety and welfare of our residents and communities, and of our staff is the council’s primary focus at this time. We will only restart services and re-open facilities and amenities when we are confident that we can do in a safe and socially distanced way.”

The council, like lots of local businesses, is looking at how to bring back to work those staff whose job cannot be done at home. The council is working closely with staff and unions to ensure that these roles can be carried out safely both for staff and for customers. The council will release further information on restarting services as this work progresses.

Parks and green spaces

Regulation and enforcement

Chesterfield Theatres

Chesterfield Museum and Revolution House

14 May

Coronavirus outbreak: Chesterfield Borough Council services update

Supporting our vulnerable residents 

11 May

Government Guidance

Stay alert
We can all help control the virus if we all stay alert. This means you must:

  • Stay at home as much as possible
  • Work from home if you can
  • Limit contact with other people
  • Keep your distance if you go out (2 metres apart where possible)
  • Wash your hands regularly
  • Self-isolate if you or anyone in your household has symptoms

1 May

Coronavirus outbreak: Chesterfield Borough Council services update

Includes:

Victory in Europe Day (VE Day)

30 April

Coronavirus outbreak: Chesterfield Borough Council services update

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Markets and town centre

Parks and green spaces

Ice cream businesses

29 April

Coronavirus outbreak: Chesterfield Borough Council services update

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Putting our communities first

At home with Chesterfield Museum

Victory in Europe Day (VE Day)

24 April

Coronavirus outbreak: Chesterfield Borough Council services update

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Parks and open spaces

Grass and tree cutting

Bulky waste disposal

21 April

Coronavirus outbreak: Chesterfield Borough Council services update

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Business support grants

Leisure centres

20 April

New mental health support line supports local people during pandemic

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has launched a new telephone-based support line for local people who are experiencing increased distress or anxiety during the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The new service, staffed by mental health professionals, is also intended to support people who are experiencing a reduction in their usual mental health care services, as a result of changes that have been made by the NHS to support the pandemic.

The support line, which will initially be available between the hours of 9am – midnight every day of the week, can be contacted by calling 0300 790 0596. The line is open to Derbyshire residents of all ages.

Open letter from secretary of state for housing

Open Letter from secretary of state for housing PDF (PDF 79 KB)

17 April

Coronavirus outbreak: Chesterfield Borough Council services update

Includes:

Bonfires

Grass cutting

Out of hours contacts

15 April

Coronavirus outbreak: Chesterfield Borough Council services update

Includes:

Redeploying staff

Bonfires

Enforcement

9 April

Coronavirus outbreak: Chesterfield Borough Council services update

Includes:

Parks and open spaces
Waste and recycling collections
Homelessness support
Careline
Emergency repairs
Derbyshire Community Response Unit
Good neighbours

8 April

Coronavirus outbreak: Chesterfield Borough Council services update

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Theatre and museum events

Medieval Fun Day

Town centre Easter opening

Those who are employed but cannot work

If you are on a low income, we may be able to help you to claim a reduction on your Council Tax bill through our Council Tax Support Scheme.

You can check whether you are eligible for additional support using our benefits calculator.

Our website has a section on benefits advice which provides you with more information on the support you may be able to access.

For those who are employed but cannot work, please see the advice given by the government.

For council tax enquiries, please call 01246 345345 or email revenues.billing@chesterfield.gov.uk.

6 April

Coronavirus outbreak: Chesterfield Borough Council services update

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How you can help reduce noise in your home

3 April

Coronavirus outbreak: Chesterfield Borough Council services update

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Chesterfield and District Crematorium building closed to the public

Council house repairs, improvements and safety checks

2 April

Coronavirus outbreak: Chesterfield Borough Council services update

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Homelessness support – ‘Everyone In’ Initiative

1 April

Coronavirus outbreak: Chesterfield Borough Council services update

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Council Tax

Council Tax Support

Hardship fund

Private sector housing team

31 March

Coronavirus outbreak: Support for Chesterfield businesses

In response to the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19), Chesterfield Borough Council is actively implementing a number of Government backed financial measures to help support local businesses.

The council has already identified local businesses that may be eligible to access small business grants and business rate relief and has contacted these businesses directly.

However, not all businesses will be eligible for the small business grants and business rate relief schemes. We therefore want to ensure that these Chesterfield-based businesses are aware of other support schemes and advice which may be available to them during this challenging time.

Contact information and links to relevant websites are available on the businesses information hub page.

30 March

Coronavirus outbreak: Chesterfield Borough Council services update

Includes:

Customer services

Payments

Parks and open space

27 March

Coronavirus outbreak: Chesterfield Borough Council services update

Includes:

Community Response Unit

Social distancing

26 March

Coronavirus outbreak: Chesterfield Borough Council services update

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Homelessness and rough sleeping

Planning applications

Enforcement of new restrictions

Coronavirus outbreak: Support for Chesterfield businesses 

25 March

Coronavirus outbreak: Chesterfield Borough Council services update

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Waste and recycling

Streetscene

Grounds Maintenance

Chesterfield Borough Council housing tenant services

Housing tenant services

Block cleaning

Garden assistance scheme

24 March

Coronavirus outbreak: Chesterfield Borough Council services update

Includes:

Beat the Street

Derbyshire Community Response Unit

Town Hall reception

Stonegravels depot reception

Parks and open spaces

Market, Market Hall and Pavements Shopping Centre

Customer Contact Centre

Crematorium

23 March

Coronavirus outbreak: Chesterfield Borough Council services update

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Customer Service Centre and On The Move

The Market Hall Cafe and Artisan Market

Housing repairs and safety checks

20 March

Coronavirus outbreak: Chesterfield Borough Council services update

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Chesterfield Borough Council housing tenants

Contacting the housing service

Housing repairs, improvements and safety checks

Paying rent

Car boot sale

Crematorium service

Council decision making

Customer service centre

19 March

Coronavirus outbreak: Chesterfield Borough Council services update

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Leisure Centres

Chesterfield Area Walking Festival

Coronavirus outbreak: Chesterfield Borough Council services update – 22 May

Chesterfield Market and Market Hall 


Last updated on 10 July 2020