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Residents to Have a Say on Key Gateway

Chesterfield residents can vote for artwork they would like to see at a key gateway to the town centre.

Funding of £500,000 has been secured from Barratt Homes, which is building new houses in the borough - including on the former Chesterfield Football Club site on Saltergate, and from the European Regional Development Fund for the project.

The funding must be used to make environmental improvements and install public art at key sites around the edges and entry points to the town centre. The first site chosen for new artwork is Hornsbridge.

The borough council is running a consultation with residents to choose the design of the artwork for this key gateway.

There will be a one-day event on Friday 9 August, from 10am to 4pm, in the Pavements Shopping Centre, Chesterfield, where the designs will be revealed, after which residents can vote for their preferred design.

There are four artworks shortlisted for the Hornsbridge site. They are:

  • Growth
  • The Tutelar
  • The Portal
  • Field and Fort

Each of the designs has taken inspiration from a different aspect of Chesterfield and its history.

The survey will be available on the council website from Friday 9th August until Friday 13th September .

The results of the public vote will be combined with the votes of the business community, gathered through Destination Chesterfield, and recommended to the council’s cabinet which will have the final say.

Councillor John Burrows, Chesterfield Borough Council Leader and Executive Member for Regeneration said: “We are proud of Chesterfield and keen to attract new investment into the town – so we feel it is right to give our residents and local businesses a say in the artwork that will used at Hornsbridge, a key entry to the town from the M1".