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Welcome to Amber Valley Voice This month AVV brought a little bit of sunshine to Claire Forrests’ life after she won the fabulous manicure competition with Heather at Body & Sole. She said that she never thought she would win and that she is very much looking forward to it. Congratulations again Claire, I really am very jealous!! Also, a big thank you to all the people who entered the competition, it was a great success and I will certainly look forward to running some more competitions in the future.


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Voice HQ has been very busy this month developing plans for future issues. It is strange to think that just under 3 years ago, our little magazine was only going to 2500 homes and now we are delivering to over 10,000. We are working hard to develop this into a useful guide for you and we are constantly looking for more advertisers, local clubs, societies and not-for profit organisations and community news to deliver through your door. So please keep contributing, it’s a magazine developed by local people for local people, so support your community. On that note, Mike sent me an e-mail this month to say that he had recently walked the December walk and the path has been blocked around point 8 & 9. This is something we will be looking into but please be aware if you walk that walk again.

Hopefully we’ll enjoy some sunshine and I’ll see you next month,


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“Last Night of the Proms” in Swanwick

Come to Swanwick's St. Andrew's Church on Saturday 22 nd June, 7.30 pm for an evening of brass band and organ entertainment with a rousing “Last Night of the Proms” finale. Tickets are £6 including refreshments – for tickets or information call 605291.

Pentrich Historical Society

Pentrich Historic Society meets on the third Tuesday of each month, September through to June, at Pentrich Village Hall. There is disabled access to the hall, plenty of off-road parking. Tea, coffee and light refreshments are also served all for the £2.00 entrance fee. The next event is on Tuesday 21st May at 7:30pm and is titled ‘Ashover Light Railway’ by Richard Booth. (please note, for some readers, this meeting may have passed due to the delivery schedule)

Memory Walk in aid of the Alzheimers Society

Organised by the Rotary Club of Alfreton on May 26th. Distances of 5km and 10km, starting and finishing at Tibshelf School, registration at 9:30am, walk begins at 10am. Entry is FREE but the aim is for each walker to raise £20.13 in sponsorship. Event started by TV & Radio Presenter, Sally Pepper. Contact any Rotarian or call 01773 819533 for more details.

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Upcoming walk with Alfreton and District Rambling Club

We walk on alternate Sundays and meet in the car park near Alfreton Library at 9:30am. Bring a drink and packed lunch. Suitable footwear and clothing required. New faces made welcome. Sunday 26th May, Taddington & Deepdale, 8.5 miles. 9Th June, TBA. There are also some upcoming evening walks, Tuesday 21st May, Pentrich, 4 miles & 4th June, Hardwick, 3-4miles. For more info call Terry on 01773 835437 or Dave 01773 835275.

Leonard Cheshire Disability - Green Gables ‘Car Boot’

Come along and support this local charity. You can either sell or browse but everyone is welcome and there are refreshments available. Sunday 26th May, booters set up from 9am, public access from 10am. £6 Booters, £10 Traders and 50p to Browse. For more information, contact Julie Watlow on 07738 033056.

Alfreton Nursery School Summer Fayre

Taking place on the 8th June, 10am until 12pm at Alfreton Nursery School, Grange Street. There will be a visit from Peppa Pig along with wildlife workshops, cake stall, raffle, tombola a treasure hunt and much more.

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8 This month we have a great walk that takes in a couple of the local trails. There will be plenty of chances to let your dog off the lead but take care on roads and around livestock. We always want to hear your favourite local walks so please drop us a line. You don’t need to have a map or even a detailed description, just let us know roughly where you go and you may see it featured in the magazine soon. Email us at or by calling Emily on 01773 604178 or 07891 639638. 51/2 mile circular walk From Tibshelf Ponds via The Blackwell Trail This is a relatively gentle walk for you and your dog with the opportunity to walk some of the fantastic trails in this area. The route will take around 3 hours. There are some hills and the terrain can be a little uneven so as usual a good pair of boots are essential. 1. Park in the free car park at Tibshelf ponds, which can be accessed off Sunny Bank road, which leads off Shetland Road. 2. Exit the car park and turn right before taking the bridle path on your left beside a house. Follow the track until it meets the road crossing over to the pavement. 3. Turn left and pass under a bridge, after a short way take the signposted ‘Newton Link’ path on your right. At the end of the path cross over the road and turn right, heading into Newton. 4. At the roundabout turn right down Cragg Lane and walk for 1/2 a mile before taking Church Hill on your right. After about 30 meters take the footpath on your left, through a gate and walk down the path past Blackwell Church. 5. At the bottom of the path cross & turn right for 20 meters and then cross over the road to take the path through a gate. Carry on down the track until it brings you to the Blackwell r Trail, turning left. ader e R 6. Walk along the trail past Hilcote. e Off Before you reach the industrial estate at Huthwaite and immediately after passing through the second horse stile take the steps on your left. 7. Walk along the path by the stream , When you meet a fork take a left, then keeping left and cross the bridge over the stream and into the fields. 8. Turn right and walk along the outside of the field before crossing a stile and with every purchase of continuing along the outside of the next Millers Complete Dog Food field. with this coupon 9. Cross the stile on your right and cross the bridge. At the road cross over and turn left. When the road bends to the left take the bridleway on your right. 10. Cross the stiles and at the end of the track pass through a gate and walk on a short way before passing through another gate.

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11. After the gate walk straight across the next field and cross a stile. Turn right, walking around the outside of the field. After the first corner of the field pass through a gap next to a tree and continue to your left around the outside of the next field. 12. Continue until you reach a stile on the second side of the field. Cross directly across the field on the path to reach a stile that will bring you onto the Silver Hill trail. 13. Turn left on the trail. Continue on under two bridges before reaching a signpost. Take the path on your right that leads to Tibshelf. 14. Walk along the path, keeping to the left as you meet a junction that has three choices. This path takes you through the Tibshelf Ponds area and onto the car park where you began. This walk is for illustrative purposes only. The Amber Valley Voice takes no responsibility for anyone who chooses to follow this route and encourages all walkers to obey all byelaws and signs and to respect the area they are walking in, ensuring they pick up all dog mess and obey the countryside code at all times.

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Summer has finally arrived and now is the time to start exposing those white arms and legs and getting our bodies, faces and nails in good order ready for hopefully a much brighter and longer summer than last year.

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Body and Sole kick started the Spring with a nail competition – thank you to all of you who entered. The winner of the competition is Claire Forrest from Alfreton. Lots of you rang in for our standard manicure reader offer at the Amber Valley Voice special price. This month I am offering a Vinylux manicure for just £15-00 – a saving of £5. Quote ‘Amber Valley Voice’ upon booking and bring this magazine to redeem. Offers valid until 20th June 2013

I have known that CND were releasing this product for a few weeks, and Body and Sole have been one of the first Salons to buy the product on May 6th – release date. I am sure in the next few weeks we will all hear a lot about the product in magazines. The product has been created for clients who want a 7 day manicure with no chipping. Vinylux weekly colour delivers a superior adhesion to the nails with no base coat needed , no staining, fast drying time and a high gloss finish. The weekly top coat with Pro-light Technology features a powerful network of cross-linked polymers preventing staining and yellowing and protecting the colour coat. The formula’s photo initiators deliver increased durability

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with exposure to natural light making your manicure last longer. In consumer tests, it is said that 80% of clients had no chipping after 7 days! There are 62 colours in the range, and 30 of them match the popular CND Shellac colours. Vinylux is a natural nail system with a fast drying time of about eight and a half minutes using no curing lamps. The product can easily be removed at home using a traditional varnish remover, and can also be bought from Body and Sole for home application, £9-95 for each colour and £9-95 for the top coat. What are you waiting for? Why not ring Body and Sole today and book your special price salon treatment - be one of the first to try this new concept in manicures.

Summer Waxing Package half leg wax, brow tidy, foot file and paint for £20 a real bargain and a good start to the Summer days ahead. Quote ‘Amber Valley Voice’ upon booking and bring this magazine to redeem. Offers valid until 20th June 2013

Remember to also book for your St Tropez tan or a gentle he-shi leg treatment to get rid of those white legs. Happy Summer girls!! Call Heather on: Tel: 01773 521462 Mob: 07840 640240

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Out and About

A daily guide to some of the local clubs and groups in your area Monday Baby Massage - The Hub, Shiners Way, South Normanton, DE55 2AA - 2pm - 3pm. Ages birth - 4 months. Contact the children’s centre on 01629 533735 for information on the next course. Alfreton Jog Club (for those that can run for at least 30mins at a steady pace) - meet at 7:10pm at Alfreton Leisure Centre. Contact Anne or Amy at

Tuesday Little Ones Group - Alfreton Children’s Centre, Grange Street, Alfreton, DE55 7JA - 1.30pm - 3pm - Contact - 01629 533066 South Wingfield Youth Club - Fun & activities for kids aged 6-14 at South Wingfield Social Club, 43 High Road, South Wingfield. DE55 7LX from 7pm - 8:30pm. Contact Michael Hobson on 07545 938994 for more information.

Wednesday Alfreton Nursery School and Children’s Centre, Parent & Toddler Drop in Session Alfreton Nursery School, Grange Street, Alfreton, DE55 7JA - Term time - 9am - 10am - Contact Angela Stanton : 01773 520031 Watchorn Tots Parent and Toddler Group Watchorn Church, Derby Road, Alfreton. Term time - 10am - 11.30am Contact Judith - 01773 526012 PEEP 2/3’s - Alfreton Children’s Centre, Grange Street, Alfreton, DE55 7JA - 9.30am - 11am (term time only) Supports mums, dads and carers to create the best start for their children by making the most of everyday learning. Contact 01629 533066 In-betweenies - Alfreton Children’s Centre, Grange Street, Alfreton, DE55 7JA - 1.30 - 3pm. Group for children with mums, dads and carers up to the age of 25. Contact - 01629 533066.

AVRUFC Senior Section - training during close season takes place at Amber Valley RUFC, Lower Somercotes (opposite Pye Bridge Ind Est.) starts at 7pm - 8.30. Contact Stuart Artliff 07966 867946 or Gareth Pilkington 07772 366157.

Wednesday Crafty Crew - Alfreton Children’s Centre, Grange Street, Alfreton, DE55 7JA - 1.30pm 3pm - Messy and creative play activities. Contact - 01629 533066

Thursday Top Tots - Alfreton Children’s Centre, Grange Street, Alfreton, DE55 7JA. 1.30pm - 3pm. Fun play session with arts, crafts and song time aimed at children ages 1-3 years. Contact 01629 533066 Weighing Clinic - Alfreton Children’s Centre, Grange Street, Alfreton, DE55 7JA. 1pm 2.30pm. Come and have your baby weighed and see someone from the health team. Contact - 01629 533066 Cypress Parent Support Group - The Hub, Shiners Way, South Normanton, DE55 2AA. 10am - 11.30am. (3rd Thursday of every month) A support group for parents and carers of children and young people with additional need and/or Disabilities. Contact - 01629 533735. Breastfeeding Group - The Hub, Shiners Way, South Normanton, DE55 2AA. 1.30pm - 3pm. Make new friends, share tips and discuss any issues you may have. Contact - 01629 533735.

Friday Alfreton Nursery School and Children’s Centre, Parent & Toddler Drop in Session. Alfreton Nursery School, Grange Street, Alfreton., DE55 7JA - Term time -1.30pm - 2.30pm. Contact Angela Stanton 01773 520031 Childminding Network - Alfreton Children’s Centre, Grange Street, Alfreton, DE55 7JA. 9.30am - 11.30am. A chance for local childminder’s to meet. Contact - 01629 533066 Tiddlers and Toddlers Group - Alfreton Children’s Centre, Grange Street, Alfreton, DE55 7JA. 12.30pm - 2.30pm. Run by parents and open to all. Contact - 01629 533066


Saturday A.D.A.S.C Football Club - various training sessions for 5 - 16 year olds. Availability for 5 year olds to start training next season and 6 & 7 years olds required for the summer league. Contact Barry on 01773 836017

Sunday Greenwood Archery - Meet at Swanwick Pentrich Road Football Club on Highfield Road at 10am. Call Simone on 01773 602605 for more details. AVRUFC Junior Section Coaching - Starting 2nd June at Amber Valley RUFC (opp. Pye bridge Ind Est.) starting at 10am. Contact Stuart Artliff 07966 867946 or Gareth Pilkington 07772 366157 . Ages from 4 upwards welcome.

Other Guiding offers opportunities in the following sections: Rainbows age 5-7yrs Brownies aged 7-10yrs Guides aged 10-14yrs Adult Leaders 18yrs + Senior Section aged 14-25yrs If you or your daughter would like to know more about Joining visit or call 0800 1 69 59 01

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Almost everyone who walks through the doors of our clinic comments on their own posture and how they feel they need to improve. It is a tricky one, because although we can do treatments to help with posture, it is largely up to you to do the exercises we prescribe and with so many people leading such hectic lives, fitting it all in can be difficult.

clean my teeth without standing against a wall and doing a posture exercise, and over time that has meant I have gone from being what I initially thought was congenital ‘round shouldered’ to feeling happy wearing strapless clothes which expose my now ‘good-postured’ shoulders! Roll on summer!

Posture is not just about how you stand, but also about how you sit. Look at how long you may be slouched in your sofa – a few cushions can make the difference between back or neck ache or not. Those who spend more time driving or in an office environment often have unnecessary strain and as I observed recently – opticians are another example of people who could relieve the strain Help! with some modifications to their working Many people who are in pain can gain environment, and we have treated a relief by making some simple postural number of dentists for the same reason. changes which can also help prevent it We spend so much time at work, it is a reoccurring. As osteopaths and shame to have pain which can affect the physiotherapists we treat the area which rest of our life! is under strain then look at why this has If you would like an on-site work assessment or advice occurred and with stretches and and exercises for posture with or without treatment, contact strengthening exercises can help ‘re-mould’ the body to be overall more balanced and less likely to break down in the future. However, this can be made easier by creating habits such as the ‘cleaning teeth exercises’ or waiting for kettle to boil’ exercises, or – if your PC isn’t as quick as you would like then you may get a number of exercises done just waiting for it to boot up/download...or even just work…!

Also good is the ‘Alexander Technique’ which may seem detailed but it can make the difference between ongoing pain or not and demonstrates how we can often create or relieve our own discomforts and niggles which can lead onto further strain. Again, it is about creating habits which we get used to and then become normal –for instance, I would struggle to

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