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Hayfield and Tapton Lock visitor centres

Status: Results available

Opens: 24 March 2016 - Closes: 6 May 2016

The Derbyshire Challenge

What this consultation is about

We wanted your views on the possible closure of visitors services at Hayfield Countryside Centre and Tapton Lock Visitors Centre.

By 2020 the funding we get from Government will be more than a third lower than in 2010.

We’re protecting frontline services and vulnerable people as much as we can, supporting businesses and the voluntary sector and protecting local jobs. But the size of the cuts mean we have no choice about scaling back most of the services we provide – particularly when, by law, we do not have to provide them.

It will mean many of the services we provide will change and some will stop altogether. We asked you to complete a questionnaire giving us your views on proposals to close two of our visitors centres, at Hayfield and Tapton Lock and to support alternative delivery mechanisms or development opportunities for the centres.

Both visitors centres offer an information service, refreshments and a small shop, toilets and a tramper service for hire. If the centres were to close these services could be affected.

The consultation is now closed. A report was presented to Cabinet, 20 September 2016, agenda item number 30.

How to take part

We are carrying out this consultation in the following ways:

  • By email
  • Questionnaire - Online
  • Questionnaire - Telephone

Who is the consultation aimed at?

Which part of Derbyshire is this consultation aimed at?
  • Chesterfield
  • High Peak
Generally, who is this consultation aimed at?
  • All

How will we let you know the results?

Feedback about this consultation will be available by the following methods:

  • Our website

Contact details


  • Shand House
  • Matlock
  • Derbyshire
  • DE4 3AF