Chesterfield park set for new 300k pavilion

Eastwood Park in Hasland following dog control measures
Eastwood Park in Hasland following dog control measures

Residents of Hasland are to benefit from a brand new pavilion on the recently rennovated Eastwood Park, worth more than £300,000.

Work is to begin on the pavilion, which will provide facilities for sport groups, as well as a kitchen, tea room and a new toilet block, on Monday September 8.

The car park will also remain open but around six spaces will be used by construction staff.

Councillor Chris Ludlow, Chesterfield Borough Council’s executive member for environment, said: “This is a facility that residents and users of the park have asked for and it is especially pleasing that the council’s in-house team will carry out the work creating employment for local people and using local suppliers to support the local economy.”

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 Chesterfield Borough Council.

The building will also have 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.