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Clay Cross Town Investment 2020

Clay Cross Town Investment Plan - Stage 2 Public Consultation

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Clay Cross Christmas 2018 celebration event

Thursday 6th December 2-8pm - CLICK HERE

CCTCG Accounts

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Summer 2018 Newsletter

Summer - Clay Cross on the Beach - CLICK HERE

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Newsletter 2017

November 2017 - CLICK HERE

AGM and Monthly meeting to be held at Bateman’s Mill Hotel on Thursday 28 September 2017

Meeting - AGM Agenda

Newsletter 2017

August 2017 - CLICK HERE


Clay Cross Town Centre Group are pleased to present Clay Cross On The Beach which will come to the town centre on Friday 1 September [12 noon - 1800hrs] and Saturday 2 September [10am -  1600hrs].  The event will be based on the Market St car park number 2, opposite Broadleys entrance.
There are a number of 'seaside' activities planned including so far including, a beach, donkey rides, fairground attractions, hook a duck stall, candy floss and doughnuts, ice cream van, fire engine, star wars characters, sweets and drinks stall, tombola, psychic, 'I want Grass' mini picnic area and much more.  Plus the event has its on Promenade with Cafe's, pubs and a fish and chip shop all within easy reach.
Hopefully we will have event mascot Stan The Starfish in attendance alongside his friend Ollie The Octopus too.
Follow the event on the groups Facebook page as it develops, watch out for the leaflets, press publicity and school notifications too.

Newsletter 2017 Summer edition

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We are pleased to advise this eggciting event, watch out for the poster as below, entry forms will be delivered to schools and local shops with the competition being open to ALL ages

Please follow our FaceBook page for further events in Clay Cross this Easter time.


From Puccini to the Movies Concert" Saturday 18th March at St Barnabas Centre

Tickets are on sale now (£8.50) for Fordantes' return to St Barnabas Centre, Danesmoor with a spectacular new concert "From Puccini to the Movies" on Saturday 18th March at 7.30pm.
Some of the most beautiful light classics, opera arias and movie music ever written - from composers such as Strauss, Puccini and Ravel. With a fabulous repertoire that includes much well-loved classics like:

With stunning projected visuals and computer controlled lighting, the popular classics are presented in a light hearted and entertaining manner adding to the enjoyment of the concert atmosphere.

Fordante are the critically acclaimed five piece ensemble (violin, cello, viola, oboe, keyboard) created by award winning film and TV composer Phil Mountford specifically to perform light classical repertoire and movie music to audiences who may not usually experience this genre of live music.

Described as "Like André Rieu with a smaller orchestra", Fordante return to perform their most spellbinding concert yet. Suitable for absolutely anyone who enjoys music, not just for classical aficionados!

Check out Fordante performing in a short video on youtube by clicking this link

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased from St Barnabas Centre by calling 01246 250599 or you can buy them online at

Clay Cross Christmas 2016 celebration event

Clay Cross late night Christmas Celebrations last Thursday night saw a tremendous community response with families young and old alike enjoying the many attractions. With the town centre’s Christmas lights, shops and eateries in full swing, festivities started at the Methodist Church with a short Carol service featuring Sharley Park school children and the ladies Methodist choir, the service was jointly led by the Rev’d Anne Anderson and Rev’d Richard Law.

While the children and the crowds sung carols accompanied by Ashover brass band around the town the attractions were well underway.

Visitors were also able to enjoy the mini fairground featuring children’s ride and tin can alley, the new 12 foot Christmas tree, visit Clay Cross art group’s display, while the children could pop along to one of the two Santa’s grottos or both!

With Tesco also supporting the event their car park saw the large American Christmas lit trucks , a hugely popular attraction, alongside a large selection of craft stalls and Matlock brass band who created that festive feel, there was even refreshments provided by the store.
Also launched on the night was a children’s nativity competition where 12 characters from the Christmas story have to be discovered in the shop windows around the town.


The celebrations were brought together by Clay Cross Town Centre Group and the Group’s Promotions officer, Martin Roberts, commented “There were many people to thank but the most important and exciting aspect of the event was seeing families out around the town and coming together in what was an unbelievable community spirit to enjoy the evening showing Clay Cross and the surrounding area can support events like this that highlight the positives of the town.”



Town Centre Group Christmas Celebration on 1 December

Click on Santa to read all about the event...


Clay Cross Late Night Christmas Celebrations

Clay Cross Town Centre Group are pleased to announce a ‘Clay Cross Christmas Community Celebration’ on 1 December 2016 between 6pm and 8pm.  Bring the family along and join in the children’s Nativity character competition.
This years event will be bigger and hopefully you will come along and enjoy the activities, here’s a look at the events of the night,

6pm  Clay Cross Methodist Church, High St a mini service with Ashover Brass Band and school choir, before a candlelit walk into the town centre to sing a few carols in The Mall on Market St.
7pm  Take a look at town centre with Santa and his grotto, fairground ride and tin can alley stall.

7.30pm  We move along to Smithybrook View to wish the residents a Happy Christmas with the band and choir.  While there we can also look at Clay Cross Art Groups display which will be on show from 2pm-8pm.
8pm  Posh Coffee Bar for a sing

8.15pm  The Tesco walkway were there will be a selection of craft stalls before finishing at the front of the store for hot chocolate and muffins kindly supplied by the store.
During the evening around 15 businesses will be open alongside those that are normally operating like food establishments and public houses etc.

Come along and enjoy the evening take part in the carols, competition, fairground, rake a look at the shops and stalls and importantly lets celebrate this joyous time of the year as a community.

Amended Tesco Road Sign

The latest addition to the signage team has been unveiled and once again it points people towards Clay Cross Town Centre.  Following along from the groups banner sign and large map promoting the town centre Tesco have kindly allowed us to add ‘town centre parking’ plus directional road to the approach roads mini roundabout.  This sign previously only advertised the Tesco stores parking to the left but now it advises people of the town centre and one of its car parks to the right.
The group would like to thank fellow members for their support on these developments and of course Tesco who have come on board in helping us to promote our town.

road sign

New sign at the Tesco entrance promoting Clay Cross Town and the Town Centre Group.


Clay Cross Town Centre Group has unveiled their latest sign promoting the town centre.  The sign displays a map of the town plus a brief descriptor of the town alongside promoting the free town centre car parks and the group’s website and Facebook page.
The new display is located on the external foyer of the town’s Tesco Extra store and is designed to advise visitors of the towns wide variety of shops and services to encourage a visit.
Alongside the recent town centre directional banner and addition of ‘town centre parking’ to an additional sign the group hope this will advise people of the benefits of a visit to the town.
Group spokesman Martin Roberts commented, “This is an exciting development for the group to further advertise the benefits and ease of a visit to Clay Cross Town centre alongside a wide selection of shops and services the town offers a major bonus in free car parking”.

[Picture shows left to right Andrew King Treasurer, Michelle Ball Tesco Extra manager, Diana Yates Vice Chair and Tesco Community Team member Andrew Newlands]

NEDDC Business Network Group – the next event takes place at the Wingerworth Pub on 7 December 8am to 10am

Event details - CLICK HERE

Newsletter - Autumn 2016

Autumn 2016 - CLICK HERE

The Jungle Book - Pop up Cinema event which is being run on Saturday 15th October at the St Barnabas Centre at Danesmoor

CX TCG New Banner revealed - weekend 4th September 2016

This way for Clay Cross Town centre. The first of the groups signage initiative has been unveiled on Bridge St with the help of Tesco. The group produced the reversed directional banner in corporate colours to advertise the town centre and this can be viewed from both Bridge St and the stores car park. With thanks to Tesco for allowing the installation and the Clay Cross Town Centre Group members for raising the funding & the design of this fabulous banner

The names of those present looking left to right are: Diana Yates (Vice Chair CX TCG), Andrew King (CX TCG Treasurer), Michelle Ball (Tesco store manager), Andrew Newlands (Tesco), Lyndsey Wearin (Tesco).

Newsletter - Summer 2016

Summer 2016 - CLICK HERE

Pop-up Cinema

The Clay Cross Town Centre group is proud to announce a fantastic event for you this Autumn, our first Pop Up Cinema! On Saturday 15th October 2016 we will be hosting a Pop Up Cinema at St Barnabas Centre in Danesmoor and we need your help to make it a success. You will decide what film we show. Voting is open now and you will be able to vote on our facebook page. The poll will close on the 31st August and we will announce the film that you have chosen the very next day. Keep your eyes peeled for more information about the Pop Up Cinema throughout August and please share with your friends.

Litter Pick on 21 May 2016

Here are Sue and Peter working hard on the litter pick - click HERE to read the PRESS RELEASE.

Newsletter April 2016

April 2016 New format Newsletter - CLICK HERE

Clay Cross shopping event 3 December

Thursday 3rd December 2015 - Clay Cross Shopping Event - CLICK HERE

Newsletter June / July 2015

Welcome to our summer edition. We're half way through the year and are ready for sunshine !


Subscription renewal document

Your annual fee is due - CLICK HERE to read the document.

New Domain Name ( March 2015 )

We are changing our Domain Name to make it easier to find us on the Internet - Our original domain was ''
' A real mouth full'
We are simplifying our Domain name to: '' so our new website URL will be

4th December - Evening Shopping Event 6-8pm

Evening shopping event on 4 December - see HERE

Pudsey Bear visits Clay Cross Post Office - 13th Nov 2014 from 9am - 11am


Small Business Saturday December 6th 2014

Small Business Saturday exists to support, inspire and promote small businesses on the 6th December and beyond , click HERE to read more.

Closure of Alton Ward at Clay Cross Hospital

A Public Meeting is being convened at Clay Cross Social Centre on Friday 18 July 2014 at 7pm to consider this hospital ward closure and the impact it will have on the community. All Members who have an interest in hearing more about this matter are urged to attend. A link to Town Centre Group Member Clay Cross Football Club’s website which provides more background information is as follows:-

Archive - June / July 2014

Welcome to our summer edition. As we are looking forward to soaking up the sun, beer gardens and picnics in the park, the town centre group has been getting green fingered in the town centre.....


Archive > April / May 2014

There's lots to tell you in this newsletter as so many fantastic things have been happening in and around Clay Cropss - with lots more to come!
Group Member Pete Yates made the national news when his shop, Junk & Disorderly, on Market Street, was one of ten shops shortlisted from across the country...


Archive > February / March 2014

Welcome to the February/March edition of our Clay Cross Town Centre Group newsletter, and we're feeling the love in Clay Cross! Whenever I am out and about in Clay Cross, popping in and out of the wonderful variety of shops we are so lucky to have on our doorstep, I always experience that great feeling of community spirit...