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
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.
The Council is working on plans to bring a market to Toll Bar Square later in spring 2021, subject to COVID-19 restrictions. Any traders who are interested in being involved should contact Clair Storey, Markets Officer on 07510 304615.
Four electric vehicle charging points in the Victoria Street car park. Find out more about Car Parking.
Town Investment Plan
The Council hopes to secure external funding for investment in the town, from schemes like the Government’s Levelling Up fund.