We can work it out...


It's an old Beatles song - but it means a lot.  We need to work together to get this worked out for the community, by the community.  we want to make HGS into a hub for our community - for everyone in our area to enjoy.  You can help.  Here are some of the things you can do:


Public support needed for enhancing the listed status of HGS.


This suggestion came up at the Public meeting in Heanor on November 17th. We have now tracked down the official advice on which it was based.


Borough Council staff have advised that an uplift in listing for the former Heanor Grammar School from Grade II to II* would certainly benefit from an enforcement point of view and they would encourage as many people as possible to register as an interested party with Historic England.


Historic England have already received an application to consider upgrading the listing from Grade II to II*, from Heanor Grammar School Action group, (application reference 1460138). The public can submit additional comments and supporting information on the matter directly to Gaynor Roberts, the Senior Listing Coordinator, at Gaynor.Roberts@HistoricEngland.org.uk.

More things you can do: -

  • Keep a close eye on the site and be persistent about reporting anything you see that concerns them to the relevant authorities

  • Contact AVBC  - contact details are here https://www.ambervalley.gov.uk/utilities/key-contacts.aspx - Julian Townsend or Derek Stafford.

  • Contact Historic England https://historicengland.org.uk/about/contact-us/local-offices/east-midlands/ 

  • Report any criminal activity to Derbyshire Police tel: 101

  • Report any unsecured access points to the fire service: http://www.derbys-fire.gov.uk/contact-us/

  • Join us, and show your support.  'Like' us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, join our contact list.  It doesn't matter if you don't use the internet, you can still get in touch and we'll keep you informed by post. 

  • Give us some of your time to help us get things done.  Use the contact form to tell us what you can do or anything that you know that you think will help us. If you're a plumber, a surveyor, a lawyer, an accountant - let us know if you can give us some time to help us.  It doesn't matter if you still live in the area - we already have people helping us who live outside, and some of them didn't even know about Heanor before they started to do that - they just think it's a good thing to do. 

  • We will need to fundraise, so if you would like to make a donation in cash or in kind, please contact us to give money, or to pledge money for the future when buy the building.  If you want to know more about what we will use the money for, then please contact us.

  • If you are one of our young people - get involved with us - talk to your friends about what you want and let us know.  Make sure you let your teacher and/or your parents know that you want to get involved - and see what they can do too!