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Holmewood
Holmewood
is a village in the North East Derbyshire
Derbyshire
district of Derbyshire, being a former coal mining village with close links to the villages of Heath, North Wingfield
North Wingfield
and Temple Normanton. It is in the civil parish of Heath and Holmewood. The village of Holmewood
Holmewood
was formed as a residence by The Williamthorpe Colliery Company from 1905 until 1970, when it closed due to the high cost of deep seam mining. The colliery was the main employer of the village and upon its closure, caused much unemployment within the area. As a consequence of the Margaret Thatcher
Margaret Thatcher
Government in the late 1980s, plans were put in place to construct two large industrial estates to limit the high unemployment levels within the ex-colliery communities in the North Derbyshire
Derbyshire
Area. This industrial estate has now expanded to cover a much larger area and is known as the ' Holmewood
Holmewood
Enterprise Zone'.[1] Due to EU Government incentives, the site attracts high levels of investment from national-level companies. Currently the village is undergoing some big changes with new developments and an expansion of new housing. There is also a countryside park on the site, which is known as the Five Pits Trail, which links the five villages around Holmewood. The area contains several ponds that, once heavily polluted, are now havens for wildlife and are popular with anglers and birdwatchers. The village has many small shops, public houses, churches and a public library.[2] The closest ally to the village of Holmewood
Holmewood
are in the nearest village of Heath. The local football team Holmewood
Holmewood
Park Rangers currently play in the Chesterfield Sunday League division 4. References[edit]

^ Holmewood
Holmewood
Enterprise Zone information Archived 2006-09-27 at the Wayback Machine. ^ Derbyshire
Derbyshire
County Council - Holmewood
Holmewood
Library information Archived 2006-07-21 at the Wayback Machine.

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Holmewood
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