About the town
Kimberley has a rich heritage with many walks that connect the town to the surrounding area. A distinctive feature of the town is the old Hardy & Hanson Brewery site which was constructed in 1861 and retains various unaltered architectural elements, and is currently undergoing an significant redevelopment project to provide more homes in the town.
The town centre has a range of businesses and shopping facilities on offer, including a supermarket and a small precinct. Main Street is lined either side with a good mix of retailers and for the more traditional shopping experience, there is the Victorian shopping area, complete with a cobble stone road, James Street.
To review current footfall figures for Kimberley Town Centre, please visit the Town Centre Performance page.
How we're investing in Kimberley
Town Investment Plan
A bid for £16m funding has been submitted to Government as part of the Levelling Up Fund. If successful, the funding would enable the following projects to be delivered:
A Town Centre Improvement Project
- In place of the existing Parish Hall on Newdigate Street, a new Business and Community Hub will be constructed. This will offer co-working and office space for starts-ups and small businesses, as well as improved space for community activities on the ground floor.
- Small Business Grants will also be made available to businesses in Kimberley to improve the feel and appearance of the town and the functionality of these businesses.
- Lighting equipment will be purchased to create light displays and VR attractions similar to that on Valentine’s Day last year, to encourage events-based attractions in Kimberley and drive visitor footfall.
Digby Street Industrial Units and Swingate Farm sports facilities
- The current football pitch at Digby Street will be redeveloped into 20 new industrial units to allow new businesses to move into Kimberley, driving job creation and economic growth.
- A new sports facility at Swingate Farm will be developed in its place, with a new football and cricket pitch to support the outstanding Kimberley sports teams.
Cycle Path Network and Bennerley Viaduct Eastern Ramp
- A new active travel route would link up Kimberley with Eastwood, Giltbrook, Phoenix Park Tram Stop and Bennerley Viaduct.
- This project will also fund the construction of an accessible Eastern Ramp at Bennerley Viaduct, a Grade 2* listed railway viaduct of great historical and cultural significance and important tourist attraction.
- These routes would allow more people to cycle and walk to commute to work and for leisure purposes and would encourage more visitors to the area. It would also support reducing carbon emissions and healthier lifestyle choices.
Millfield Road Play Area
£20,000 at Millfield Road Play Area and improvements to the bowls pavilion and green at The Stag Recreation Ground.
Knowle Park Play Area
£32,000 investment to create a new play area at Knowle Park. £25,500 of this was from The Borough Council's Pride in Parks budget with Kimberley Town Council providing the balance. Read more about the Pride in Parks scheme.
Hall Om Wong Open Space
Hall Om Wong Open Space is another area to benefit from improvement works following an £85,000 investment from Broxtowe Borough Council and FCC. Improvements included an extended play area to add dedicated toddler play unit, more challenging items for older children, more accessible equipment to be used by different abilities, self-closing gates and gently ramped access for wheelchairs and those with limited mobility.
Access improvements have also been made including perimeter fencing to keep children and pets from straying on to the busy road nearby, old “step stiles” changed to self-closing gates to improve accessibility, dirt tracks in woodland made into stone surfaced paths for accessibility, paths on banks improved with steps and handrails and heritage fence detail restored at the main access point and around the woodland copse
Felled trees have been kept in the woodland as a natural habitat, wetlands have been introduced around the pond, areas of mown grass have been left to develop into hay meadows for wildflowers and pollinating insects and a traditional hedgerow has been laid along Eastwood Road.
The Stag Recreation Ground
Work has also been undertaken to improve the bowls pavilion and green at the site.
Four electric vehicle charging points in the Victoria Street car park. Find out more about Car Parking.