NEW SCULPTURE: Chesterfield folk urged to have say on artwork

Jump, the winning design.
Jump, the winning design.
Have your say

Residents in Chesterfield are being urged to have their say on a new sculpture for the town.

Chesterfield Borough Council is to install the artwork at the entrance to its new Queen’s Park Sports Centre, which is currently being built.



The council has drawn up a list of three possible sculptures – and now wants members of the public to vote for their favourite as part of a consultation.

The three options are:

• Heartbeat – designed by Nottinghamshire sculptor Michael Johnson

• Wave – designed by Matlock sculptor Stuart Marsh



• Jump – designed by West Midlands based artist Mick Thacker

Councillor Terry Gilby, the council’s deputy leader and cabinet member for planning, said: “We are keen for residents to have their say on which of these three pieces of art will be at the entrance to the new Queen’s Park Sports Centre.”

The consultation can be completed via until Friday, June 12.

And people can see the designs and vote for their favourite at the existing Queen’s Park Sports Centre on Boythorpe Road, the Healthy Living Centre in Staveley, the council’s Visitor Information Centre in Rykneld Square and Chesterfield College.

The new Queen’s Park Sports Centre is currently being built on the site of Queen’s Park Annexe and will open in early 2016.

The £11.25million project is being paid for by £6.725m from the borough council, £2.5m from the town’s college, £2m from Sport England’s Strategic Facilities Fund and £25,000 from Squash England.

The existing centre on Boythorpe Road will remain open until the new one is complete.