Hollingwood Hub is the home of the Chesterfield Canal Trust and the Chesterfield Canal Partnership. It has five parts.
1. The offices of the Trust and the Partnership are in the old Hollingwood Lock House.
2. Nona's Coffee Shop - see below.
3. The David Trickett Meeting Room for hire - see below.
4. The garden. We are developing the garden gradually, always involving local people and schools.
5. The car park which can hold 60 cars comfortably.
The public parts of the building are fully accessible; there are two toilets for the disabled. The towpath is built to Access for All standards.
We run boat trips every Saturday from April to October departing from the Hub, plus Wednesdays in the Derbyshire school holidays. Click here for details.
To see the story of the restoration of Hollingwood Lock House click here.
Hollingwood Hub is next to Hollingwood Lock, 4 miles along the canal from the centre of Chesterfield. It is on Works Road between Hollingwood and Barrow Hill.
By car - SatNav S43 2PF. (If you have a very old SatNav that does not recognise S43 2PF, use S43 2JP).
Take the A619 which runs between Junction 30 on the M1 and the Tesco roundabout on the A61 through Chesterfield. Follow the brown Barrow Hill signs from the A619 down Troughbrook Road. The car park is on Station Road, just before you get to the canal.
By bus - catch the 90 bus which goes right past the Hub, click here for the timetable, or catch the 70, 71, 74, 77, 80 or 80A and walk down Troughbrook Road (10 minutes).
The Coffee Shop - Nona's - is open from Wednesday to Sunday from October to March from 9:30am to 4:00pm.
In the summer, it is open every day.
It sells drinks, sandwiches, light meals, ice creams and a selection of cakes. Everything is home made (07989 093872).
The David Trickett Meeting Room
This room is named after David Trickett, the much loved and respected Vice Chair of the Trust who died in November 2010.
We hold regular concerts in this room.
The Meeting Room comfortably holds 60 seated in rows or 30 around tables.
Community Rate (e.g. schools, societies) £15 per hour
Social Rate (e.g. private parties) £20 per hour
Commercial Rate (e.g. company events) £40 per hour
We can arrange extras, such as catering or boat trips, to meet your needs.
A Full Buffet costs £6.95 per head; a Meetings Menu - tea, coffee, sandwiches, cakes - costs £4.95 per head.
To hire either of our 12 seater tripboats, the John Varley or Madeline, costs £50 per hour.
Please note, we can arrange Humanist Ceremonies, e.g. Weddings, Namings and Funerals, in conjunction with Richard Aldridge, a Humanist Minister. For further information, click here.
Here are some comments following recent bookings
"We really enjoyed being at the Hub yesterday and we definitely will be booking again. I will also tell the rest of the CCG about the room. The lunch was lovely as were the home made cakes yum!!"
"Thanks again for use of the meeting room. It’s much better than what we’ve used in previous years and is popular with the people who attend the meeting. I would imagine we’ll be back in touch next year with similar requirements."
"Just a quick note to say what a superb venue this was. Good access by all modes; good meeting room; good catering."
"It proved an excellent venue for our needs and I have had several positive emails this week to that effect. Please can you also pass on our thanks to Dawn and the girls at Nona's as the food was excellent."
The David Trickett Meeting Room.
A meeting in the David Trickett Room .....
..... ready for a Christening party .....
.....a Concert .....
..... and an exhibition.
Finally, a shot taken by local photographer Les Wilcockson at his successful exhibition.
Community Assets, funded by HM Government Office for Civil Society in 2008 and administered by the BIG Fund, the non-Lottery funding arm of the Big Lottery Fund.