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The sculptures, designed by Geoff Wood, were created as part of an initiative to promote local businesses and attract shoppers. Sculptor Geoff told us that he was honoured to have been chosen and also revealed a history of Chesterfield not many know, "The puppy came about as we wanted to attract people into this place - there's a lovely sequence of alleys and places in here, but not enough people are aware of them. In his speech the Mayor, Cllr Donald Parsons (above right with the Mayoress and Designer Geoff Wood) said, "I am delighted to welcome you here today to celebrate the arrival of some new art installations into The Yards.
Chesterfield Arts and Market Festival is a hugely successful annual initiative which has seen TV favourites, local businessmen and charity participate in order to promote the town and raise money for charity.
The footfall on Chesterfield's famous cobbles could probably have been measured in the tens of thousands today as people packed the town to take part in the famous medieval market event. Chesterfield Borough Council announces it is seeking a new construction partner for the refurb of the Market Hall, after deciding not to proceed with Wates Construction. Chesterfield Borough Council, in partnership with Destination Chesterfield, is to give a whole new look to the town's famous outdoor market stalls. Students from local schools are preparing to take part in the North Derbyshire Young Enterprise Trade Fair on Thursday 3rd March.
One of the more fun events the Mayor and Mayoress have taken part in recently was the Medieval Market.