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Chesterfield Borough Council and Chesterfield Pride join forces for this year’s LGBQT+ community celebration

Chesterfield Borough Council and Chesterfield Pride join forces for this year’s LGBQT+ community celebration

Chesterfield Borough Council is proud to announce it will be the headline sponsor of this summer’s Chesterfield Pride event.


The council has teamed up with organisers to help resource the flagship annual event which celebrates and supports the local LGBTQ+ community.

Chesterfield Pride is now due to take centre stage at Stand Road Park on 22 August – postponed from the previously planned 18 July date following the Government’s extension of Covid-19 lockdown restrictions last week.

The strengthened partnership is part of the council’s ongoing commitment to support Chesterfield’s LGBTQ+ community, while helping this iconic celebration to make a welcome and sustained return to the borough’s summer events programme following its cancellation in 2020.

Organisers are working with the council to ensure that all necessary Covid-19 safety measures are in place at the open-air venue, which will be a ticket-only event.

Councillor Tricia Gilby, Leader of Chesterfield Borough Council, said:

“We’re proud to step forward as the headline sponsors for this flagship annual event, which gives everyone the chance to celebrate and support our LGBTQ+ community.

“Chesterfield Pride is a key event within our annual events programme and one which sends a very clear message – here in Chesterfield, we stand together as one community to celebrate the diversity of our borough with pride. This is an event for everyone to enjoy, and it promises to be a positive and fun-filled day.

“Unfortunately the date has had to be pushed back slightly due to the recent extension of Covid-19 restrictions, but we are committed to working with the organisers to make sure Chesterfield Pride returns to Stand Road Park even bigger and better than before, with a particular emphasis this year on ensuring that we keep everyone safe.”

Family-friendly music and comedy acts will feature on the council-sponsored Main Stage, with entertainment running on Sunday 22 August.

There will also be a cabaret stage, fairground rides and a variety of stalls hosted by local organisations as part of the day’s line-up.

Dan Walker, Chesterfield Pride organiser, said:

"We are excited to announce a closer working partnership with Chesterfield Borough Council. We both share the same goals to drive the event forward and make it a safe and enjoyable event not just for the LGBTQ+ community but for the wider community too.

“Chesterfield Pride has gone from strength to strength since its launch in 2015 and this new partnership will mean it can now grow and become even more successful.

“We look forward to welcoming everyone back to Stand Road Park on 22 August for what promises to be another fantastic Pride event."

The council has provided £5,000 from the Community Infrastructure Levy, part of which is available to support grassroots projects and events, and £3,000 from the council’s Covid-19 recovery fund.

For more information about the event, or to buy tickets, please visit or search ‘Chesterfield Pride’ on Facebook.

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