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Chesterfield named happiest place to live in the East Midlands

Friday, December 31st, 2021

Chesterfield has been named the happiest place to live in the East Midlands according to Rightmove’s annual survey.

Rightmove asked more than 21,000 residents throughout Great Britain to tell them how they feel about where they live, as well as ranking 10 happiness factors. The results have been published in the Happy at Home Index, which is now in its 10th year

Friendliness, green spaces and community spirit were all ranked high by Chesterfield residents, helping it Chesterfield, beat off competition from the major surrounding cities of Nottingham, Derby, and Leicester to claim the top spot in the East Midlands.

The Derbyshire market town also ranked 68th overall for happiness out of more than 200 towns and cities.

Councillor Tricia Gilby, leader of Chesterfield Borough Council, said: “It’s great to hear that Chesterfield has been rated as the happiest place to live in the East Midlands. Our borough features some fantastic attractions like our five green flag awarded parks and green spaces, our popular theatres, our historic market and lots more. These, together with our fantastic community spirit that we have seen throughout the pandemic, contribute to making Chesterfield a great place to live.

“Our priorities as a council will help ensure Chesterfield continues to be a fantastic place to live. We’re committed to expanding our cultural assets, improving our town centres, investing in our parks, creating new jobs and housing. This will all combine to ensure Chesterfield remains a thriving borough with a high quality of life for our residents.”

Most recently, Chesterfield Borough Council announced further investment in the town centre following the award of £19.98m of Government funding through a successful bid to the national Levelling Up Fund.

£11.4m will be allocated towards the costs of a £15.6m project to remodel and refurbish Chesterfield’s historic Stephenson Memorial Hall extending the Pomegranate Theatre, reconfiguring and modernising Chesterfield Museum, and introducing new gallery space, a café bar, education, and community facilities.

The remaining £8.5m of funding will be used to further regenerate Chesterfield’s historic town centre, with investment centred on four key public spaces and the connections between them – Corporation Street, Rykneld Square, Market Square and New Square – all close to the stunning café, bar and hospitality spaces at Elder Way.

The regeneration of the four key public spaces in 2022 follows the completion of the £1.2million public realm improvement scheme at Elder Way in 2021.

In addition to new street furniture, decluttering and carriageway resurfacing, the scheme saw pavements widened and trees planted, creating a stunning outdoor dining and drinking space outside the units in the redeveloped former iconic Co-op department store.

For businesses looking for fully accessible, modern street level premises with glazed frontages and outside dining and drinking space, Elder Way offers a choice of eight units, each offering tenants complete flexibility in design.

Surrounded by offices, retailers and with the train station within easy walking distance, Elder Way is the ideal location and offers a premium business address in the town centre.

if you are looking for a prominent town centre location for your business, get in touch now with our local agent Wilkins Hammond on 01246 232853 or contact Jomast Developments on 01642 666936 to discover what Elder Way can offer you.

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