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 - 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 9:30am to 4:00pm.
It is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. (When it is closed, our volunteers run a pop-up café and shop, see below).
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, exhibitions and meetings in this room. On Mondays and Tuesdays (when Nona's is closed) our volunteers run a pop-up café and shop.
Pop-up café and shop.
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.