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Motorhome Aires/Parking

There are over 350,000 Motorhomes in the UK, throughout Europe there is a network of overnight parking and waste disposal points known as “Aires” but the UK as yet to tap into this revenue stream. By providing overnight parking local businesses can benefit from year round tourism. Recent surveys show when staying owners spend £47 […]

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traffic controls

Speed bumps would be a very good safety measure as the Mill lane to Coupe Lane section and to the school crossing are now heavily used and most drivers use the lane with speed s well beyond those on show and show little regard for the width of the road. The section from Coupe Lane […]

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Green Infrastructure

There are many footpaths around Clay Cross which link to the surrounding villages and countryside. If these were upgraded to bridleways they would provide a fantastic cycle network as well as giving better access for disabled people with the removal of awkward stiles. Equestrians would benefit from links between villages and quiet lanes avoiding the […]

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Parking & Roads

The ‘Town Centre Sketch’ which is on the NEDDC Town Investment Plan web page appears to imply Eyre Street is no longer a road (or if it is, then it no longer continues on to Bridge St). The car park on Eyre St becomes mixed use commercial/residential buildings. The car park opposite Iceland seems to […]

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Roads

The first thing to do is sort the roads out the high street is a nightmare the link from market st to Tesco needs sorting.If we are going to redevelop the town centre then we need to also think about car parking

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Car parking

From what I can see from the new plan you are wanting to build more housing, more shops, more businesses but also cutting down on car parking spaces. Surely if businesses are to survive they need people to spend money in them. The bus services get fewer and fewer, making it necessary to get to […]

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Improve green healthy living

Remove McDonalds/KFC. Replace with Vegetable-focussed make your own healthy cooking facility. Energy supply 100% green. Clay Cross historically developed coal as energy. The future is green energy! The whole plan lacks ambition. It is stuck in the past – McD and KFC are at least twenty years old elsewhere in Britain.

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Keep the character

Over the last 40 + years we have lost some fantastic buildings and have gained some less interesting ones.Please preserve the historic buildings we still have and retain the unique character and history.Re purposing may not be the cheapest initially but it gives the town some soul and identity.We have some roads with trees planted […]

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Indoor market

I would like to suggest an ‘indoor market’. It would be to encourage those who want to make that first step into developing their hobbies into a viable business. We want to encourage the talented young person – and the retired person – whos hobby has grown bigger than the garden shed at home.

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importance of Clay Cross in history

I think that trails to link the history of Stephenson, his life and the railway infrastructure that is present to generate our own visitors Centre. Also very important is the historical significance of mining in the area. Yes, we have a sign saying ‘Historic mining town’ but we need to encourage people to come and […]

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Maintain walking trails

Upkeep of accessible and signposted rights of way to walk/ramble. This would give everyone the opportunity to view the greener parts of Clay Cross. I think many more people have grown in appreciation of the greenery around them. We know that walking and being able to do so near to home means less traffic on […]

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Green spaces

We are rapidly losing green space around the town .Make the best use of what we have left with more biodiversity,wildlife friendly areas.The days of green areas always being mowed to death grass and bedding plants are behind us . Using litter as an excuse is no longer acceptable,we also need a drive to reduce […]

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Community cohesion

Let’s do some basic house keeping and clean our streets of rubbish. Encourage the community to pick up and do the jobs ourselves. Get the drains u blocked of dirty so rain water can run away freely. Let’s get the shop fronts clean and looking more inviting for visitors. Put more flowers and benches so […]

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More personal shopping boutiques

Firstly I’d like to suggest the train station be reborn as an essential step, providing easier links to the centre of chesterfield and further afield. Also remove a few betting/charity/fast food outlets to give the town a better vibe, than the run down slum it appears to have and replace with specialised boutiques to make […]

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Shopping

There need to be more diverse shopping in Clay Cross to keep shoppers local rather than travelling to Chesterfield. A car free pedestrian precinct would make the town centre safer for all ages.

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Town to look appealing

Anyone that has visited Clay Cross knows it’s a bit dreary, the town in my opinion needs brightening up. I suggest a green area being created with trees and plants, somewhere people can sit and enjoy the area. Another issue I have with the town centre is that many of the buildings aren’t maintained and […]

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Town to look appealing

Anyone that has visited Clay Cross knows it’s a bit dreary, the town in my opinion needs brightening up. I suggest a green area being created with trees and plants, somewhere people can sit and enjoy the area. Another issue I have with the town centre is that many of the buildings aren’t maintained and […]

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More CCTV

On the parks as this is where the anti social behaviour seems to be happening. Of course, more jobs for people scrutinising cctv, so prompt and immediate action can be taken. At the moment, if you report anti social behaviour, even tho police are prompt,the individuals have dispersed! This way, the police don’t have to […]

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Infrastructure

With all the new housing areas being constructed and the population growing all other infrastructure needs be developed to support the growth, the area in general needs be improved for the town to thrive, schools,gyms, roads, high street, railway

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Make it LOOK inviting

This is THE worst area I’ve ever lived Police presence is invisible (not their fault), too much housing development yet NEDDC don’t appear to enforce the rules about new roads, school places, doctors etc Clay across looks awful as you drive through, the shops need a new set of rules for signage and appearance; people […]

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Open Bridge Street

Opening Bridge street from market street again as this would give Easer access to both side of clay cross and all traders a chance instead of tesco dominating were the flow of traffic goes

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Gym

I suggest a 24/7 Gym in Clay Cross near Egstow Park to improve fitness & wellbeing. There isn’t much green space to exercise in & an accessible gym would encourage people to workout. Would also provide employment and bring some money into the area.

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New leisure centre & ice rink

New leisure centre with its own ice rink, the one we have was built in the late 70’s and is out of date and dropping to bits. It would enable the community to have ice skating competitions, ice hockey teams and somewhere families and young people can attend

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Roads

The A61 through Clay Cross is busier than ever and a bypass or better road infrastructure may reduce the build up of traffic. People trying to turn in and out of Aldi, down to the town centre or towards the library find it difficult and commuters rarely stop to let traffic flow on the side […]

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Train station, parks and schools

Train station needs to happen. Stagecoach is over priced and forever robbing people upping their prices. More schools need opening the 2 local schools just isn’t enough. Plus they are pretty small in size for the amount of children they have in them as Sharley park school has been poorly designed. A good big play […]

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Make the high street look better.

The high street is the main part of clay cross by people that live here and those whom are passing through on derby road. It doesn’t look the nicest of streets, its needs tidying/cleaning up and possibly the shops painting! Also theres so many take aways we need some nice shop so people can go […]

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Train station

100% a train station. Surely with all the development going on at egstow park it makes sense to be having one even if it’s just got a platform with a pay machine. It would make clay cross a more desirable place to live. If the Robin Hood line can invigorate ex mining communities like langwith, […]

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Factory

I would like to see a factory manufactour some thing we import, bringing employment to our area.

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Few ideas

Train station would connect the area with the bigger cities. Revamp sharley park and have something teenagers can do Free all weather court with lights and CCTV

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Road improvements

The main road from clay cross in to Chesterfield is heavily congested during rush hour traffic. The addition of the new housing estates along this road have added to the stop start traffic. A simple 10-15 minutes journey takes almost an hour, with very few alternative routes. It’s a vital route for many of clay […]

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Train station

A train station to be built and opened within clay cross similar to the project in Ilkeston. With a train station and better public transport bus links to chesterfield and alfreton areas clay cross could flourish

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social centre

i place where kids from all ages can go play games create things draw etc… have open days so they dont feel scared to talk instead of just walking the streets in the day and evening, that they feel included rather than bullied and most importantly they have fun while learning . i go to […]

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Clay Cross town centre facelift.

I would like to see the centre of Clay Cross, ie the shopping area of Market Street, given a facelift. I don’t mean the buildings so much, although a lick of paint would help in some cases, but moreso, the large pavements around the junction with Bridge St could be greatly improved with very little […]

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Adult education

Investing in an Adult education hub in the centre of the town providing daytime courses of a wide variety to support unemployed adults wishing to gain employment, to support mothers who may have gaps in their employment history due to having children, to support adults who may have been made redundant in need of retraining. […]

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Bringing people into Clay Cross

Nowadays, providing what you can’t buy on the likes of Amazon, service industries such as a takeaway, a haircut, a tattoo etc are the ones that survive. But we have enough of those already. What we don’t have is anything to draw outsiders in, or barely anything for children. This led to my idea which […]

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Train station

A train station for Clay Cross for better and easier links with the rest of the country, also to reduce traffic around the area. It would massively help bring Clay Cross into the 21st century and bring investment into the region.

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Improvements to the town.

Face lift on dated, tired looking market st and high st. Invest and encourage independent small businesses. Build community facilities to support the growth of housing being built. Have a centralised shopping area with affordable units for small businesses. Current structure is scattered, add- hoc and fragmented.Have a range of shops, not just big companies. […]

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