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Commemoration consultation

Commemoration consultation

Have your say on our commemoration activities

Following a review of statues, monuments and street names in Chesterfield, this consultation has been launched to gather residents’ views on how the council should commemorate the town’s history and notable figures.

This process is seeking residents’ views on three key issues that will inform future commemorations activity:

  • Preferred ways to commemorate and celebrate key figures, organisations, historical events and communities
  • Principles for commemorations - for example links to the Borough
  • Gathering ideas for potential future commemorations and celebration activity

 As well as commemorations around the borough in the form of statues, street names and blue plaques, the council also undertakes commemoration activities in other ways and the consultation will also inform these.

Chesterfield Museum hosts the story of Chesterfield from its origins as a Roman Fort through to the modern day. It also has a broad programme of exhibitions that aim to be inclusive and represent all of Chesterfield’s diverse communities.

The council also works with partners like the Equality and Diversity Forum on its commemoration activities. In recent years raising the flag on the Town Hall to support different events and activities has also become more commonplace as well as social media tributes.

Find out more about the process behind this consultation and the commemorations review in the cabinet papers from Tuesday 12 January 2021.

This consultation is open from Monday 1 February 2021 and will close on Monday 1 March 2021.

Share your views using the online survey.

Last updated on 01 February 2021