Whilst the budget painted a gloomy picture overall, there was some great news as it was announced that the proposals brought together by the Staveley Town Deal board for investment in a series of projects was successful.
Toby Perkins, MP for Chesterfield said :”This is great news, I have been to so many meetings over the last two years and to see everyone’s hard work come to fruition with confirmation that our bid has been successful was a wonderful boost. All of these projects are within the Borough of Chesterfield and the Council leadership and staff deserve great credit for delivering this successful bid whilst battling with the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic on our borough simultaneously.
The projects create opportunities to build on the potential of the Chesterfield Canal and basin at Staveley, on the Staveley Hall venue, in the town centre, educational opportunities at Staveley MW FC and to further develop the rail innovation centre at Barrow Hill.
I would also like to than Ivan Fomin who has chaired the board and BDP who provided excellent support to get these projects very quickly to a point where they could win approval. The fact that this deal has been approved whilst dozens of other areas who were invited to bid have not, shows once again how constructively public and private sector organisations can work together to deliver for the people of Staveley.”
The full list of projects are as follows;
Hartington Industrial Park
Construction Skills Hub
Staveley Miners Welfare FC Academy
Wheels to Work
Staveley Town Centre
Staveley Hall Conference Centre
Chesterfield Canal Restoration
Barrow Hill Memorial Hall
Further information on the projects can be found here