Mansfield Road looking towards The Green.
Hasland shown within Derbyshire
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Hasland is a suburb in the south-east of Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England. Hasland is located South of Spital, East of Birdholme and North of Grassmoor. The A617 (Hasland By-Pass) links Hasland, along with Chesterfield, to the M1.
Historically a village, with many local residents continuing to refer to it as a village, it expanded greatly during the 20th century and now merges with Chesterfield itself.
In 1913, Alderman Eastwood (Mayor of Chesterfield, 1905–1908) donated the park to the public in memory of his late father. The Deputy Mayor, Ald. C.P. Markham, showed enormous gratitude in accepting the gift: "Hasland is now set up for all time. It has got a very wide street and Ald. Eastwood has finished it off by giving one of the most handsome parks there will be in this part of the world". The first condition on donating the park was that it should be called "Hasland Park", however Eastwood later accepted the council's decision to name the park "Eastwood Park".
Eastwood Park was closed for over 6 months in September 2012, as part of a major restoration project. Chesterfield Borough Council received £1.07m from the Heritage Lottery Fund and contributed a further £201,000. The original four week closure was extended following complications in planning and construction work, partially due to flooding during early 2013. The restoration project includes improvements to the Hasland Village Hall and fountain, modernisation of play areas, a new sports pavilion and a new multi-use games area. The council also announced plans to rename the park to Eastwood Park, a Queen Elizabeth II Field, as part of the legacy of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
Mansfield Road, towards the South-East of Hasland, is home to a row of convenience and specialist shops. These include: a Post Office, petrol station, sweet shop, fish bar, Co-op, greengrocer, florist, bookmakers and computer repair shop. Because of the diversity of shops on Mansfield Road, there is little demand for shops elsewhere in Hasland.
Mansfield Road is currently at the centre of controversy regarding a newly installed set of traffic lights. Following a serious incident in March 2013 and the effect on parking and many local businesses,Derbyshire County Council are seeking alternative solutions. Many local residents have commented that the installation of traffic lights was completely useless, as the existing round-a-bout system worked perfectly fine.
The Methodist Church was founded in a cottage on Chapel Lane in 1831 and moved to its present site (on Hampton Street) in 1901.
St. Paul's Church is an Anglican church, and was built in 1850 in the south of Hasland. Before this church was built, most people were baptised, married and buried at Church of St. Mary and All Saints (also an Anglican church) in Chesterfield town centre.
There are three schools in Hasland, providing education for pupils aged 4-16. There is no sixth form in Hasland, however students normally continue their education at the nearby Chesterfield College or a sixth form.
Hasland Infant School is situated on Eyre Street East and opened in 1904. The Infant School has recently added an extra block of buildings, and is now bigger, with a newer nursery part of the school. Hasland Junior School is situated on The Green, and Hasland Hall Community School (the secondary school) is on Broomfield Avenue.
Hasland Junior School was set on two sides of a busy road, but the building of a whole new school is now complete. The new site is now located on the same side of the road as Hasland Hall Community School. This means that all of the school is situated on the same side of the road.
Hasland Hall Community School is situated on Broomfield Avenue. It currently caters for around 880 students. The building of 5 new classrooms has recently been completed. These opened in September 2006, and are currently the languages block for the school.
Scouts and Guides
Hasland has a thriving Scout group consisting of a Beaver Colony, Cub Pack and Scout Troop, there are also 2 Rainbow Units, 3 Brownie Packs and 2 Guide Groups. 1st Hasland meet weekly either in the local Methodist Church or at the Youth Centre (near Hasland Hall). The Scouts, Cubs and Guides participate in the Annual Remembrance Service, held in Eastwood Park and the St. Georges Day parade in town centre. In 2010, the Scout Group hosted their own Summer Fayre, raising around £1000 for the group.
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