Brinsley Headstocks statement

22/03/24 - Broxtowe Borough Council approved a public consultation which will detail replacement options for Brinsley Headstocks.

Following an inspection from a structural engineer in January 2023, it was highlighted that Brinsley Headstocks was at imminent risk of collapse. At the beginning of September 2023, the metal colliery wheels were removed from the Headstocks and placed into safe storage, in the hope that the timbers from the structure could be salvaged. However, a further site inspection in November 2023 highlighted that the wooden structure had further deteriorated and posed a significant risk to public safety.Leader of the Council Councillor Milan Radulovic

Given the continued decline, it became obvious that restoration of the structure as it currently stood was no longer possible. In order to ensure the safety of the public, it was decided to have the Headstocks carefully dismantled, salvaging as many original timbers and the ironwork from the structure as possible.

On Tuesday 12 March 2024, Members at Cabinet approved a public consultation which will include a number of replacement options for the Headstocks and the surrounding open space. The consultation will allow Broxtowe residents to have their say on the future of the Headstocks.

Leader of the Council, Councillor Milan Radulovic MBE said, ‘We know how important the Headstocks have been to our residents over the years for both local residents and visitors outside of the Borough, with its links to our mining history and also the open green space that surrounds it. That’s why we want to make sure they have their say when it comes to the replacement options for the Headstocks. We are proposing a number of options and hope that as many people will have their say to enable to us to work towards a replacement that residents want.’

Communications Team