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About the Village
The Village of Killamarsh is situated in North East Derbyshire. It has fantastic views from elevated positions and looks over onto Rother Valley Country Park. With a population of just under 10,000, Killamarsh has a real community spirit and a busy village centre which can meet all your shopping needs.
Killamarsh is located, essentially, the same distance to Sheffield, Chesterfield and Rotherham. It has good transport links to Chesterfield and Sheffield via the buses and the Sheffield Supertram network which has its terminus located nearby at Halfway.
The Village has three schools which are St Giles Primary, Killamarsh Infants and Killamarsh Juniors. It also has four churches which are St Giles Church, Killamarsh Methodist Church, Ebenezer Gospel Hall and New Hope Community Church. We have a Post Office, Youth Centre, Library, Medical Centre, Adult Education Centre, numerous shops and many public houses including our very own, Parish Pump.
Interesting facts about the Village
- Resident Fred Greaves was the first person in Derbyshire to be awarded a Victoria Cross and was born in Killamarsh in 1890.
- Some well known footballers from Killamarsh are Nicky Weaver who is a goalkeeper, having had a career with Mansfield Town, Manchester City, Sheffield Wednesday and Charlton Athletic. Also, Richard Hinds whom had a career with Tranmere Rovers, Hull City, Scunthorpe and Sheffield Wednesday.
- The road "Brindley Place" in Killamarsh was named after James Brindley the builder of the Chesterfield Canal which opened in 1777 and navigated through Killamarsh.
- The Parish is split into four areas: Netherthorpe, Westthorpe, Upperthorpe and Churchtown.
Please note that there will be no Clubbercise classes on 24th and 31st August or 7th September. Classes will run as normal other than this. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 12:27 by Steve Jones
Residents can now book a range of new courses and activities starting this September with the adult community education service.
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 12:22 by Steve Jones
The exciting, new offer is designed to increase a club or organisation's chances of successfully securing funding for a project.
It can also ease the burden on those who don't have the time, capacity or know-how to put together a bid themselves.
Derbyshire Sport has identified a number of experienced, high-quality, local bid writers who can support with project development and drafting of grant application forms. More »
Among the projects they can assist with include those that feature taster sessions, new training sessions, increasing participation among women and girls and improving inclusivity, from funds such as Sport England's open programmes, including the Small Grants Fund which is still open.
There are also bid writers with wider experience beyond sport, such as the Big Lottery's Awards for All and Reaching Communities programmes, which could include developing activities for hard to reach groups.
"This is a fantastic new service which we hope will make a difference to those clubs which don't have the capacity or confidence to bid for funding, particularly to some of the larger grant programmes," said Edwina Archer, Derbyshire Sport's Funding Development Officer.
"Over the years, I've come across clubs which have had the ideas but haven't got the time to develop them and apply for funding. There are others which have applied but have got knocked back, which can sometimes lower morale to reapply.
This is where our bid writing service will really be able to help, as well as with schools which haven't got the capacity to bid into programmes, such as the Big Lottery's Awards for All for extra-curricular projects.
While no bid is guaranteed to be successful, the experience of our team of proven bid writers means chances of success are significantly higher."
The cost for the bid writing service depends on the size of the project undertaken.
It is open to organisations across the country, not just those in Derbyshire For more information click here.
Thu, 14 Jul 2016 15:17 by Alana Morris