Chesterfield from above.

11 common complaints made by the people of Chesterfield

Most of the time, Cestrefeldians are happy and positive - but they're certainly not afraid to speak out when something's getting on their wick.

Here's a list of common gripes made by Chesterfield folk at the moment, based on comments on our Facebook page as well as the results of a recent Derbyshire Times' survey on the town centre.

People regularly grumble about the number of empty stores in the heart of Chesterfield. However, the town's MP Toby Perkins said recently that 93 per cent of units in Chesterfield are actually being used.

1. 'THERE'S TOO MANY EMPTY SHOPS'

People regularly grumble about the number of empty stores in the heart of Chesterfield. However, the town's MP Toby Perkins said recently that 93 per cent of units in Chesterfield are actually being used.
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Many Chesterfield residents have a number of crime concerns, espcially about anti-social behaviour (ASB). Latests figures show ASB is down in Chesterfield town centre - from 110 reports in Dec 2017 to 67 in Dec 2018.

2. 'CRIME'S OUT OF CONTROL'

Many Chesterfield residents have a number of crime concerns, espcially about anti-social behaviour (ASB). Latests figures show ASB is down in Chesterfield town centre - from 110 reports in Dec 2017 to 67 in Dec 2018.
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Lots of folk say they're put off from visiting Chesterfield town centre because of 'high' parking charges. The borough council has decided not to increase fees for council-run car parks for the next year, however.

3. 'CAR PARKING CHARGES ARE TOO HIGH'

Lots of folk say they're put off from visiting Chesterfield town centre because of 'high' parking charges. The borough council has decided not to increase fees for council-run car parks for the next year, however.
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There were 18 people sleeping rough in Chesterfield in autumn 2018, according to latest Government estimates. The town's rough sleepers can currently access a night shelter. They should visit Pathways for more information.

4. 'MORE NEEDS TO BE DONE TO HELP THE HOMELESS'

There were 18 people sleeping rough in Chesterfield in autumn 2018, according to latest Government estimates. The town's rough sleepers can currently access a night shelter. They should visit Pathways for more information.
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