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Derbyshire MP demands tougher security at former pub and health club

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The owners of a former pub, restaurant and spa in Chesterfield have been urged, by the town’s MP, to beef up their security after a spate of anti-social behaviour at the site. Toby Perkins has been to visit the Brampton Manor site and have a look at the damage caused by a recent suspected arson attack.

It was back at the end of July when pictures were shared by Derbyshire Police’s Chesterfield Safer Neighbourhood Team showing the damage the fire had caused to the swimming pool and spa area of the site. The pictures showed the swimming pool, and jacuzzi covered in soot and ash while the roof panels had burned away exposing the inside of the property to the elements.

Furthermore, Mr Perkins says, the site has become a target for anti-social behaviour and now the time has come for more to be done to stop it from happening: “Brampton Manor is a beautiful old building of real historic value and importance for Chesterfield and should have been better protected. The most important thing now is to ensure the site is as secure as possible whilst redevelopment is completed.”

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Brampton Manor restaurant and spa closed earlier in 2022 after plans had been approved by Chesterfield Borough Council to turn the site into old peoples’ apartments. The main house, which dates back to the 16th century and is Grade II listed, will have the interior transformed into six apartments.

A two-storey home will also be built at the adjacent clubhouse.



Brampton Manor with boarded up windows and doors
Brampton Manor was a popular pub, restaurant and spa prior to closing in 2022

However, it’s the recent acts of vandalism that have been brought to the attention of Mr Perkins, he says the owners, HP General Partner Ltd have already spent a lot of money on the site: “The owners tell me that prior to this they had already spent in excess of £25,000 securing protection for the listed buildings and installing monitored CCTV from Riber Security, together with more basic measures such as manufacturing and installing a new gate across the bottom of the main drive. They tell me that they are in contact with both the police and the fire brigade on a regular basis to try and address any issues.

“Further security and CCTV has now been put in place and work will be taken to quickly remove building rubble from the site to reduce the attraction for vandals. The CCTV is being watched permanently and anyone who illegally visits the site will now be urgently reported to the Police.”

Work on the site is currently on going with plans being submitted to demolish the swimming pool and health club blocks within the next couple of months.

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