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About us

The Asian Association of Chesterfield & North Derbyshire is a registered charity (Registered Charity Number: 1183943), founded in 1982, with the aim of promoting the culture, education, health and welfare of Asian people residing in Chesterfield and North Derbyshire. Since 2009, the Asian Centre remains a focal point for the community members which facilitates numerous cultural activities and organises educational and recreational activities with improved links to the wider community.

The Association is fully inclusive and welcoming irrespective of cultural background, religion or ethnicity.


Membership: £35 annually per family. Click here to contact us and become a member.

The Association is fully inclusive and welcoming irrespective of cultural background, religion or ethnicity. We have a wide range of ethnicities amongst our services users, these include: Bangladeshi, Indian, Nepali, Pakistani and British people. This helps people from across our area to meet, learn and socialise with each other. We provide the following activities to help people progress in their lives and enable them to integrate into local life and activities:

  • Information and advice on welfare, health and social issues, assist with interpretation and translation.

  • Represent members’ views to statutory authorities and advise on community issues.

  • Develop improved links with the wider community.

  • Promoting Asian culture and heritage within the Asian and wider community.

  • Encourage social integration

  • Combat discrimination through education and dialogue.

  • Support members and long-term carers who are socially isolated or with long-term health issues engage with local authorities and welfare institutions with relevant social projects.

  • Provide volunteers the support and training for personal development to help them get employment.

Our Community leaders

Get acquainted with the heartbeat of the Asian Association of Chesterfield and North Derbyshire – our esteemed community leaders.

Meet our dedicated Chair, Vice Chairperson, Committee Members, Treasurer, and Secretary, each contributing their unique skills and passion to drive our mission forward. 

Dr. P. Pobbathi


Mrs. Sushri Wells

Vice Chairperson/Trustee

Mrs. Christine Kocheta


Mrs. Maitreyi Bose


Ms. Meg Eley


Mrs. Saroj Sinha


Rajesh Yadav

Committee Member

Anbu Balakrishnan

Committee Member

Ms. Jessica Smith

Centre Manager

Sadique Dashnur


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