Poolsbrook (grid reference ) is a former mining village near Staveley in North East Derbyshire, England. The village was built by Staveley Coal and Iron Company towards the end of the 19th century to provide housing for workers employed at the nearby Speedwell and the later Ireland Collieries. Since then new houses have been built (dubbed the "new village" by locals) and the old houses have been knocked down.
Early on for television many residents have the aerial facing Emley Moor to receive Yorkshire Television but other regional channels can be received easily in the village such as for the Central Television with a correctly aligned aerial.
Now in modern times, many of Poolsbrooks residents use television providers such as Sky, Freeview, Virgin media etc. Subsequently, they can now receive all the channels that these providers make available.
A large number of residents signed up to have their heating and electricity supplied by landfill gas powered CHP. However, due to a lack of council support the scheme did not go ahead. Poolsbrook is part of Staveley Town council, which is part of Chesterfield borough council. They have local elections to elect councillors on both of these councils. Many residents vote for the Labour Party and labour has been in power over Poolsbrook for many years.
- Paul Brown Rubbish tip methane to cut village heating bills in half Guardian Unlimited March 2007
- Energy Saving Trust case study
Media related to Poolsbrook at Wikimedia Commons
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