The Hub

The Hub @ Low Pavement is a space for community, dedicated to bringing people together, hosting groups and activities and a central point to find out what’s happening in local areas.

This page is the best place to find out what’s happening and what’s coming soon.

The Hub aims to be an inclusive, welcoming and friendly place for members of the public and for volunteer-led community groups. We actively support community action, social connectedness, mental health and improved wellbeing.

The Hub is the home of the Feeling Connected Project, which works across Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire to increase social connectedness and reduce isolation and loneliness. Find out more here.

The Hub acts as just that, a safe place for community groups to meet and enjoy their time together, every day we see the difference this space makes to people across Chesterfield. We want to make sure that it continues, but we need help in doing so, to ensure we can continue to offer this vital space and make a positive impact on our community.

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Members of the public can use the hub to:

  • Find out information about the voluntary and community sector in the local area
  • Meet and talk with others
  • Take part in organised activities
  • Learn new skills which will help them feel more connected

Volunteer-led groups and community groups can use the hub for:

  • Social get-togethers for their members (eg coffee mornings)
  • Small scale activities that enhance wellbeing
  • Small scale exhibitions of art / crafts etc

Contact Us

THE HUB @ LOW PAVEMENT is located in Chesterfield town centre, off New Square, at 61-63 Low Pavement, S40 1PA

You can contact Helen, the coordinator on 077621 27121 or email her: helen@dva.org.uk  

You can follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100093056096200


What’s currently going on in The Hub @ Low Pavement?

On Friday, Saturday & Sunday The Hub @ Low Pavement is closed. Other groups do hire the space at these times and we have included events open to the public in our events Guide:

Do get in touch if you’d like to arrange an event at The Hub. For one off events open to the public, with no charge to attendees and a focus on supporting community, then we can book the space for you with no charge on a Tuesday afternoon between 1.30 -2.45pm

Arrange a public event at The Hub:


Volunteer Opportunities


Volunteer Role title:  Welcomer at The Hub

The role of volunteer Welcomer is vital; to create a friendly atmosphere, to engage everyone who walks in with a smile and an easy conversation, to help them find what they are looking for. We have found that many people wander in looking for something but they are not quite sure what. Often is it some form of social connection. We want the Hub to be a safe space for them to find out. It may not be something we can directly point them toward, but rather, through conversation help them discover. Talking about their life, their passions, skills, hobbies and ambitions is always a good start. In this way, the volunteer Welcomer is a mixture of receptionist, host and coach.

We are looking for volunteer Welcomers to cover one or more shifts at The Hub; in the morning from 10am-12.30 or the afternoon 12.30-3pm, on either Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays. Each shift will be covered by a pair of Volunteer Welcomers. A member of staff will usually be present.

Duties:

  • Welcoming everyone to the Hub with a smile!
  • Assisting with data collection.
  • Assisting with light cleaning duties.

Essential Qualities –

  • Confidence to approach and welcome members of the public.
  • A non-judgemental and helpful attitude.
  • Ability to put people at ease.
  • Good listener.
  • An approachable and helpful manner
  • Sensitivity and empathy
  • Good judgement, ability to think on your feet
  • Ability to keep calm and summon help if required
  • Understanding that some people might not know what they are looking for, and that a ‘round-about’ conversation may help them figure it out.

Our Hub Vision

The Hub at Low Pavement is a space for community, dedicated to bringing people together, hosting groups and activities and a central point to find out what’s happening in local areas.

The Hub aims to be an inclusive welcoming and friendly place for members of the public and for volunteer-led community groups. It’s important to us that there is a variety of activity and choice available to increase access and opportunity.

We actively support community action, social connectedness and improved mental health and wellbeing. We believe that everyone has something positive to contribute, regardless of their personal challenges. We hope that The Hub is an environment where everyone can flourish.

The Hub is the home of the Feeling Connected Project, which works across Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire to increase social connectedness and reduce isolation and loneliness.


Hire the Hub

Room Hire Guide                              The Hub @ Low Pavement

Effective from 1st June 2024. Rates, times and conditions may be changed.

  • Core Hours:  Monday – Thursday, 10am – 3pm – non-exclusive use
    • Emerging Group                              No Charge
    • Small Organisation                         £10 p.h.
    • Established Organisation              £10 p.h.
    • Statutory Institution                      £20 p.h.

During Core Hours The Hub will be managed by DVA staff and volunteers. The Hub will be open to the public and it is expected that several groups/orgs will share the space, creating a lively and welcoming atmosphere, perfect for engaging the public. Every effort will be made to ensure hirers have adequate space for their activity within this context.

  • Non-Core hours: Monday – Thursday Evenings, 3pm – 9pm and Friday, Saturday, Sunday – exclusive use
    • Small Organisation                         £10p.h.
    • Established Organisation              £15 p.h.
    • Statutory Institution                       £20 p.h.

During Non-Core Hours The Hub is available for exclusive use. The Hub will NOT be managed by DVA staff therefore hirers must open and close the unit themselves and manage the door.

  • Day rate for Statutory Organisations booking for exclusive use to deliver a health-related service (eg Covid vaccinations) – weekday and weekend
    • £100 whole day (anything over 3.5 hours)
    • £60 half day (up to 3.5 hours – morning or afternoon)

Definitions:

  • Emerging Group/Organisation = without funding to deliver a service or project
  • Small Organisation = local group/organisation with funding to deliver a service or project
  • Established Organisation = regional/national presence delivering services/projects
  • Statutory Institution = NHS, local authority and associated agencies

Booking
Please contact helen@dva.org.uk to arrange a booking.



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