February 2021 Newsletter

The month of January is coming to an end, so it’s time for the February Newsletter. Lots of useful info and news, as always, including:

  • A call to help make Chester Green bloom again using donated flowers for the planters!
  • Details on the flood defences, Parker’s Piece, and what’s left to do.
  • Details on a £500,000 grant which has been made available in Darley Ward to improve house security in our area (see poster below).

We should still be able to get the newsletter printed this month, but it may take a little longer than usual, so do share this electronic version far and wide!

Improve your home security poster

December 2020 Newsletter!

Chester Green Lights (2019!)

Attached are the December newsletter and the Chester Green Window Trail Map for 2020 which officially starts on Saturday 5th December with a Chester Green lights switch-on starting at 4.30 pm for a 5 pm illumination! NEWS ALERT…..we may be getting a council installed Christmas Tree from the Council (at the junction of Chester Green Road and Marcus Street)…..I’ll update progress on this on Facebook and Nextdoor! More details on the window trail in the newsletter and below…..there’s lots more in the newsletter, so do share/have a look and printed copies of the newsletter, and the map will be with you soon!

CHRISTMAS WINDOW TRAIL – This year’s Window Trail is set to be the biggest and best yet with over 60 homes and businesses taking part, helping to bring some extra Christmas magic to Chester Green at the end of a very difficult year!

At around 4.30 pm for a 5 pm illumination on Saturday the 5th December there will be a grand ‘switch on’ of the lights around the Green, in Camp Street and Marcus Street!  Come out and watch if you can – It should look spectacular and will coincide with the decorated windows sparkling and shining for us all to admire!

A Trail Map is included in this newsletter and further copies will be available in some of the businesses who have very kindly sponsored the map printing.  This year, you can also view the map digitally at: tinyurl.com/CGXmasWindows2020

So…………follow the Trail with your family and friends and keep a lookout for the ‘Christmas pud’ card in one of the windows. If you find it, fill in your details on the back of the map and return it to be entered into a draw to win an Intu voucher. The Trail will continue through to around the end of December so ENJOY!

If finding the hidden Christmas Pudding is proving a problem….this year, Santa’s sent us a special phone web app that can help.  You can find it at tinyurl.com/HuntThePud


Little Chester November 2020 Newsletter

Updates and reports on last month’s Fashion Sale, the Last Post on the Green (no Church Service on Remembrance Sunday due to the new lockdown), and another Chester Green Family bike ride which will hopefully be held in December!

We’ve now got nearly 80 lamp post poppies up in Chester Green. If you’d like to donate to the Royal British Legion, please use the Chester Green just giving page here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ChesterGreenPoppies or pop a donation into 24 St. Paul’s Road.

Thanks to all for taking part in the Halloween Window Displays and please let the Ents. Team know if you’d like to be included in our Christmas Window Trail 🙂

Printed copies should be coming your way soon!

Little Chester October Newsletter

This month in Chester Green :
There’s a socially distanced fashion show happening on Saturday 25th October between 1.30 and 4.30 pm.

The poppy appeal is now on, with our nearly 60 lamp post poppies being put up! If you’d like to donate, you can do this online at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ChesterGreenPoppies

Halloween may look a little different this year, so we’re hoping for some good window displays to keep the children interested on the day!

All this, and more, in this month’s newsletter!

The printed copies start again this month, so you should be getting your paper copy soon :-). Big thanks to the new volunteers who are helping with this.

September 2020 Newsletter

Electronic newsletter again, so please share! A massive thank you to everyone for making Scarecrows and visiting the area (we had quite a bit of footfall in the area from people coming to see them). They looked amazing! There’s a great event (see below) for Saturday 5th September (full permission from the Council for the event on the Green has been received!) and all the usual news about the flood defence work and the finishing off of all the work!

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August 2020 Newsletter

Here’s this month’s newsletter. Electronic only, again, I’m afraid, so please share!

I couldn’t fit this in the newsletter this month (although perhaps sticking to two pages when it is not being printed isn’t really important!), so first, now the kids are properly off for the summer, here are some suggestions of things to do from the Chester Green Events Team:

School Out for Summer!!!
10 Things to do with the kids…

  1. Have a go at the Chester Green Treasure Hunt https://tinyurl.com/CGTreasureHunt
  2. Build a Scarecrow for the Scarecrow Festival (Aug 29th, 30th, 31st)
  3. Have a Clear-Out and donate to the Community Swap Shop @24 St Paul’s Rd (or set up a stall outside your house)
  4. Discover new paths around Darley Park (map – https://www.derbyconnected.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Darley-Park-Walk.pdf)
  5. Take part in the Summer Reading Challenge https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/
  6. Visit a Museum (https://www.derbymuseums.org/)
  7. Visit the Quad (https://www.derbyquad.co.uk/)
  8. Go Geocaching (https://www.geocaching.com/play)
  9. Set up a Camp – in your garden/bedroom/house
  10. Visit Elvaston Castle (https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/leisure/countryside/countryside-sites/country-parks-and-visitor-centres/elvaston/elvaston-castle-country-park.aspx)

In this month’s newsletter, there are the latest updates on the Aida/Bliss Factory development and Chester Green’s Scarecrow Trail. Also, there’s a family bike ride planned for early September and sad news about the passing of Joan D’arcy, historian, friend, and fellow Residents’ Association board member since its inception.

July 2020 Newsletter

The usual updates about the flood defence work, and Aida/Bliss redevelopment and a look at some of the lovely community events (socially distanced!) that have been going on in lock down. Sunday would have been the fifth ‘Picnic on the Green’ event, which actually started in 2016 to help celebrate the Queen’s 90th Birthday. It went so well, we’ve held it every year since…..we hope to bring this back again next year, but in the meantime, here’s a video documenting the 1st (by Lucia who lived on St. Paul’s Road at the time!)

Download this month’s newsletter below, and please share to anyone you know as still no printed copies this month!

June 2020 Newsletter

Our third newsletter in lockdown, but hopefully the last one (possibly!) that is electronic only!

We’ve still got some good community initiatives in the area, like the Chester Green Treasure Hunt Quiz and the Little Chester Library and St. Paul’s Toy Swap Shop! There’s also updated details on the Aida Bliss Development and a request from our Local MP (Amanda Solloway) for local residents to ask questions via her Zoom surgeries!

Please share far and wide!

2 City Road Unit C Licensing Application

Unit C, 2 City Road (next to the Fish and Chip Shop and Dessert Stop) are applying for a license for alcohol, live and recorded music. I know this unit has caused issues in the past (when it was a shisha bar), with noise problems and also other issues with the visitors to this particular establishment, so I’m bringing to everyone’s attention so they can comment if they wish.

Below is the notice on the council’s website, and I’ve attached the docs to this post too.

If you would like to submit any representations (comments!) they need to be made under the one or more of the licensing objectives:

  • the prevention of crime and disorder
  • public safety
  • the prevention of public nuisance
  • the protection of children from harm

Comments can be made until 19-5-2020 by emailing licensing@derby.gov.uk and quoting ‘Unit C, 2 City Road’.

The unit will be a two storey development, and details on this can be found at:

Plans can be found at:

Further details on all things licensing can be found at

May 2020 Newsletter

Another electronic only newsletter, so please do share this with anyone who you think won’t see it otherwise.

We’re looking at some distanced VE day celebrations this month, and our annual well dressing on Friday 8th May.

There’s details on the lovely things Marcus Street residents are doing to keep people’s spirits up and details of how you can offer help (big or small!) at this time!

We hope everyone in Chester Green is well. and hopefully we’ll get to deliver these again soon, along with our more usual events!