Campaign News

On this page, you can find out what was involved in our campaign to save the Headstock, Baths House and Electrical House at former Annesley Colliery.

ANNESLEY CONSERVATION TRUST: THE COMMUNITY GROUP CAMPAIGNING FOR CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABILITY  IN ASHFIELD

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    Below, are a few ways that the Headstock could have been resourced. All could have created employment opportunities.

    Heritage Centre / Mining Museum

     -The only museum of coal field industry in the East Midland

    - Links to Nottinghamshire Heritage/Tourism Trails

     

     

    Mining Memorial 

    - Marking the history of the area's coal field communities

    - Cenotaph of national Significance

     

    Art Centre 

    - Art & Crafts Centre

    - The Headstock being a living piece of industrial art

     

    Environmental Resource Centre

    - Environmental Education/Ranger 

    - Practical environmental conservation

    - Guided walks and interpretation 

    - Alternative (sustainable) Energy Building

    - Green Space around the centre

    - Links to Anneseley Lagoons & Greenwood Community Forest.

     

     Educational/Community Resource

    - Education/training centre (adults, young people).

    - Community Rooms

    - Internet Cafe

    - Links with local schools, colleges, youth & community services.

     

    Well Being Centre

    - Counselling 

    - Talking Treatment Centre

    - Healthy Walks

    - Sensory Garden

    - Garden/outdoor therapy

     

    Day Centre (Baths house) 

    - Older Adults

    - Support Groups

     
    Retail

    - Pub/Cafe

    - Restaurant

    - Shop

    - Pharmacy

    Annesley Conservation Trust

    We created a development brief for the Headstock Centre which can be accessed from the below link.

    ANNESLEY HEADSTOCK CENTRE PROJECT BRIEF - PART ONE-FEASIBILITY RESEARCH