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Amber Valley Voice Swanwick, Riddings and Leabrooks Edition April 2011

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Printed by Headley Brothers Ltd Distributed to 2,500 homes in Riddings, Leabrooks and Swanwick Disclaimer: No responsibility is accepted by Amber Valley Voice for claims, errors or omissions made in advertisements appearing in this issue. All advertisers are accepted in good faith and we are not responsible for views expressed by contributor or other sources. Reproduction of the contents of this magazine is not permitted without the prior consent of the publisher.

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Welcome to Amber Valley Voice

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This month brings us lots of bank holidays and (hopefully!) some more lovely weather. There is so much going on in April, it is hard to decide how to spend your time , but hopefully the things to do pages and the feature on Midlands Railway will provide you with some inspiration. In addition, if you would like to learn something new in the coming months, Alfreton Workers Education Association have released their summer programme and it looks fantastic. If you are interested in history pertaining to the local area and you enjoy learning outdoors, +ind out more on page27. I think that we’ve now also reached the time of year when we can start considering making home improvements and get going with that spring/ summer cleaning. Check out Graham at Oasis Bathrooms on Page 14/15 and B Sole Plumbing on page 11. Of course, an absolute necessity in Spring and Summer is a good, reliable window cleaner, so I’m glad to see that Capewell have returned, who I use myself and cannot recommend highly enough (page 23). This month I have also sourced an update on the developments of Riddings Park. Read all about that and important dates to put in the diary regarding contact with your local MP and Borough Councillors on pages 28 & 29.

To advertise contact Emily on: 01773 604178 07891639638 Or E-mail me at:

Finally, I would like to thank all the people that have provided me with ambervalleymedia@hotmail.co.uk lots of reader recommends, it really is turning into quite a popular feature Don’t forget to mention and I would love to turn it into a full page, so please keep them coming in on the Voice when you use any of the companies in e-mail or phone. this Magazine Happy Reading! Emily To Advertise please call Emily on 01773 604178 or 07891 639638


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Local businesses you can trust

As well as being a vital guide to what is happening in your community the Amber Valley Voice has been set up to provide the people of Swanwick, Riddings and Leabrooks with a reliable resource to ind a reputable local company they can use when they need one. To achieve this we are working with a number of local business that either we have used ourselves or have come recommended from others. A good number of these are part of Derbyshire County Councils Trusted Trader scheme.

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Editors Choice I have had a massive problem in my hall way for well over a year now— the dog has no respect for the house and splatters walls with mud from his walk!! So this month it got on my nerves so much that I contacted Tony from jobs to do. I decided that I needed wallpaper (speciically the type that I can wipe) and having no experience with it, I was out of my depth. Tony came over and had a look, explained what needed to be done and was able to squeeze me into his diary very quickly for a fantastic price. He was prompt in the morning and got the job done in no time. He has done such a professional job and I am so pleased with the results that I would recommend his work to anyone.

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Help Promote Local Businesses At the Amber Valley Voice we believe in supporting local businesses as a crucial part of our local communities. We hope you use the local businesses you ind in this magazine . If you do, please let us know what a good job they have done. You can drop us a line at: ambervalleymedia@hotmail.co.uk or by giving us a call on 01773 604178 or 07891 639 638. We would love to hear from you!

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The Peak District Walking and Outdoor Festival The festival takes place between Saturday 23rd April and Sunday 8th May. Why not go to the launch at the Pavilion Gardens in Buxton on Saturday 23rd April from 10am to 4pm where you can enjoy a range of activities including watching birds of prey and trying Nordic Walking. For more information call 01538 483746 or visit the website at www.visitpeakdistrict.com

Easter at Chatsworth House Why not pop down to Chatsworth House for a variety of Easter fun. There’s Easter trails, egg decorating, face painting, egg hunts. You can even take a trip on the Easter Eggspress. Friday 22nd to Monday 25th April, various times. For more details call 01246 565300 or visit the website at www.chatsworth.org

KAH Services UK Ltd WASHING MACHINE REPAIRS & SERVICE Friendly, Reliable, Affordable Service

Call Kev on: Mob:07919 522624 Tel 01773 528430 Email kahenstock@aol.com

Early morning, late evening and weekend calls to suit your lifestyle

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For a friendly and professional service please give Andrew a call t: 01773 540170 m: 07895 526873 e: ajslater@btinternet.com

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7 Crich Tramway Museum 40’s Easter Weekend Back to the war years this weekend with military vehicles, soldiers and civilians. All guests handed an I.D card and ration book on arrival to prevent spys. See the trams ready for war with street re-enactments throughout the day. Sunday 24th and Monday 25th April at 11am to 5pm For more details call 01773 854321

Let’s Raise the Roof Having recently been withdrawn from the building schools for the future project the Alfreton Park Community Special School is trying to raise money to keep the hydrotherapy pool open. They are holding two events ‘Saxy’ Night at the Peacock pub in Oakerthorpe on Friday 15th April and Claire’s Marathon on Sunday 17th April. For more details contact the school on 01773 832019

St Georges Day Celebrations Award winning folk musicians Hannah James and Mark Sweeney present music and song from “this fair land”. At the Assembly Rooms, Derby Saturday 23rd April, Time 8pmPrice: £14 For more details call 01332 255800

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Meat of the Month - April is BBQ time! Homemade Beef Burgers

It is that time of year again to clean down the BBQ and soak up those few rays of spring sunshine after such an unforgiving winter. So why not follow this recipe and make your own Burgers‌.failing that, instead of buying minced beef from Owen Taylors, buy them ready made!!

Ingredients Beef Burgers 500g of minced beef 1 egg 1 tbsp. vegetable oil 1 small diced red onion 1 tbsp. thyme 1 tbsp. parsley 1 tbsp Dijon mustard 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

Salt & pepper - to taste 4 x Ciabatta buns Blue cheese Dressing: 100g sour cream 100g mayonnaise 50g Blue cheese crumbled Garlic powder Mustard powder 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce Method

For the blue cheese dressing simply whisk the ingredients except the blue cheese together in a bowl, then stir in the blue cheese. Now cover and chill overnight in the fridge. For the burgers, place the beef, diced onion, egg, herbs, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, salt & pepper into a bowl and mix together. Using wet hands separate into four equal measures and roll into balls, then latten with the palm of your hand until they are an inch and a half thick. Cover with cling ill and place in the fridge for half an hour. To barbeque the burgers wait until the coals have turned white. Drizzle the burgers with oil and place on the grill until the burgers are browned on each side. This should take about 3-4 minutes for each side for a rare burger. If you want a medium burger cook for a further 2-3 minutes on each side To toast the buns, slice and place in the barbeque until they are browned. To inish place the burgers in the toasted rolls and top with the blue cheese dressing To Advertise please call Emily on 01773 604178 or 07891 639638


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Reader Recommends Mrs D Broughton e-mailed me this month to recommend MKS Electrical, she wrote:“I have recently had some work done for me by Mick of MKS Electrical. I was very pleased with the work that he did with his friendly and completely professional manner. His work was excellent and the price was very reasonable. I am very pleased to recommend him to all your readers.” Mr Boyd of Riddings also called this month to recommend MKS Electrical and Complete Plastering and he said that they both did a fantastic job in his kitchen and that they were so friendly and reasonably priced that he would have them back again in the future. John P also emailed me to recommend MKS Electrical and said: “I Needed an electrician quick the other day, so turned to Amber Valley voice and the trusted trader adverts. Result, found and used MK Electricals & Alarms. The gentleman arrived in double quick time, and soon sorted the problem, He was very friendly and having got us back on line, explained where the fault lay, and what needed to be done to eradicate the problem in future, now all I need is the money! Would I use him again, and any other 'trusted trader' shown in your magazine, the answer is YES.

MKS Electrical & Alarms Family Run Business Friendly and Reliable Part P Registered Derbyshire Trusted Trader Rewires & Landlord Reports Electrical Safety Certiicates Alarms, Lighting & Sockets All Electrical Work Undertaken P.A.T Testing Call Mick - 01773 600 419 Mobile - 0753 0167 606 mks.williams@btinternet.com

Fast, friendly, reliable service with no mess All plastering work undertaken, including: • Artex cover-ups, • Repair work • Dry lining • Insurance work Competitive Prices Fully Insured For a free, no obligation quote or advice call Anthony on:

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The Origins of the Easter Bunny

Have you ever wondered why Easter involves a bunny and brightly coloured chocolate eggs? Well it appears that we may have the Germans to thank for this particular vagary of holiday calendar.

“Osterhase” In 17th Century Germany the tradition of Osterhase involves children building brightly coloured nests out of caps and bonnets, which they would place in hidden parts of their homes and gardens. In this tradition if the children had been good the Osterhase (a bunny) would lay a brightly coloured egg in the child's nest. The tradition spread to the United States after being introduced by German immigrants. As the tradition has developed over the years the Osterhase has become the Easter Bunny, which hides chocolate eggs for children to +ind.

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Reader Recommends Hazel from Swanwick contacted me this month to recommend M&M Body Repairs she said: “I have had several jobs completed by M&M Body Repairs and every time they have done a fantastic job. The prices are absolutely amazing and the jobs that they do are really high quality. They are so nice and friendly and they always go the extra mile for people that I would recommend them to anyone .”

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11 Undoubtedly the reason why both rabbits and eggs feature in the Easter celebrations is the early origins in the many pagan fertility festivals which proliferate this time of year. Really it is not surprising that rabbits have become such a symbol of fertility considering they can conceive a second litter whilst still pregnant with the +irst.

So Why The Eggs? One theory for the reason that eggs are involved in this festival is the link to the end of the Christian Festival of Lent, where eggs would be in abundance and they were eaten to celebrate. However, eggs are a pagan symbol of rebirth and it is possible this has been adapted because of the links to the Christian belief in Christ’s resurrection. One story linked to this belief tells of how Mary Magdalene visited the Emperor of Rome after Christ's resurrection and told him that Christ had risen. To which he pointed to an egg and said “Christ has no more risen than that egg has turned red�. At which point the egg turned red.

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Book Review - The Whisperer by Donato Carrisi

If you look at book best seller lists, thrillers are always near the top. We love to escape into gripping stories which scare and mystify us. There’s now such a demand that there’s even a huge market for foreign thrillers, starting with Mankell’s Wallander series, and of course the incredible success of Stieg Larsson’s brilliant Millennium trilogy. If you go into a bookshop today, there’s whole shelves of Scandinavian crime novels. To judge by The Whisperer, by Donato Carrisi, the Italians could be next. This book has been a huge bestseller across Europe. It’s pacy, it plays games with you, the plot is labyrinthine, the characters pleasingly strange. For my money, despite the excited blurbs on the back cover, it doesn’t have the writing class or sense of place and genuine nailbitingness of Stieg Larsson’s books, but he was exceptional. The Whisperer is decent crime fiction, nicely creepy and with more twists and turns than a corkscrew. It starts with the gruesome discovery of six arms buried in a circle in a forest clearing. They belong to young girls who have been reported missing. But there are no bodies. So we have a serial killer; but there seems to be a parallel story going on which doesn’t click into place until the very end of the book. In the meantime you have to guess what it’s doing there. The reason for the book’s title also seems mystifying till the end, so I won’t give it away. But you’re a very clever reader if you guess the final revelations

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DVD Review — Made in Dagenham

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This +ilm tells the true story of the machinists at Ford’s Dagenham plant in the 1960’s, who took on not only the bosses of Ford but also the government, to change the world of work forever and ensure that women were paid the same as men. With an all star British cast, including the Sally Hawkins as the leading lady, Rita O’Grady and support from Geraldine James, Jamie Winstone and Bob Hoskins, I defy anyone to dislike this +ilm! If you are expecting a ‘burn your bras’ rendition of the hardships of women, you will be very disappointed because this gives a very honest account of the times. It is funny and witty and jam packed with characters that either you have seen or can relate to.

Selected DVD releases

Selected Cinema releases

11th April Tron-Legacy (PG) - Jeff Bridges, Michael Sheen.

8th April Rio (PG) - Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg.

22nd April The Next Three Days (12) - Liam Neeson, Russell Crowe

15th April Red Riding Hood (12a) - Amanda Seyfried, Gary Oldman.

22nd April The Way Back (12) - Ed Harris, Colin Farrell. 9th May The King’s Speech (12) - Colin Firth, Helena Bonham-Carter. 16th May Black Swan (15) - Natalie Portman

27th April Thor (TBC) - Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins. 4th May Water for Elephants (TBC)- Robert Pattinson, Reese Witherspoon. The Tree of Life (TBC) - Brad Pitt

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Is your bathroom in need of a facelift? With over 20 years of experience, Oasis Bathrooms based in Swanwick is the place to contact for a bathroom that has quality and style. The whole process is managed in-house - Design, Concept, Installation.

Design As an experienced cabinet maker, there is nothing that Graham at Oasis Bathrooms can’t undertake. He carries out all the work himself and after seeing the space available, he consults with you to design the bathroom of your dreams, making sure that every bit of space is utilised to maximum potential.

Concept Once the design has been +inalised, choosing a concept couldn’t be easier. Oasis Bathrooms use a recommended list of suppliers to ensure the best quality at trade discounts. So choosing your style - modern, classic, minimalist - is simple. What’s more all cabinets, airing cupboards, units are handcrafted to your speci+ication including the type of wood you would like to use. This ensures that not only have you purchased a top quality bathroom but that it has been made especially for you and that nobody else will have anything like it. Don’t forget to mention the Amber Valley Voice when responding to Ads


15 Installation All the installation is completed to the highest standard by Oasis Bathrooms and the fully inclusive price means that there are no hidden extras. It ensures that you can enjoy a luxury bathroom that will last for years to come at a very reasonable cost.

Specialist in Wet rooms Oasis Bathrooms are experts in the specialist woodwork skills required to produce a top quality wet room. Many people are surprised to learn that the cost of a wet room is approximately the same as a shower enclosure but much easier to maintain. Each wet room is designed to your specifications and they are extremely popular and convenient for people with disabilities or mobility issues.

Our Guarantee One of the many advantages of Oasis Bathrooms is that not only do you get a excellent quality, bespoke bathroom to +it your individual needs but it is guaranteed for a year, so on the rare occasion that there is an issue, they will come back free of charge for a year and make any necessary amendments.

To take the #irst step to the bathroom of your dreams contact Graham on: Telephone - 07989 510236 or 01773 541521 E-mail - info@oasisbathroomsderby.co.uk

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What’s on in Derbyshire? A selection of some of the best cultural delights coming up in Derbyshire

Derby Theatre - Box Of5ice: 01332 255800, www.derbylive.co.uk Squeakers Written by Paul WhitDield and presented by Derby Live Youth Theatre, this is the story based in Elizabethan times of a small all male theatre group who travel to Derbyshire to perform and end up embroiled in an event that changes their lived forever. This is a comedy, mystery and love story all rolled into one. Wednesday 20th - Saturday 23rd April, 7:30pm (Matinee, 2:30pm). Tickets £8- £13.

Be My Baby Written by Amanda Whittington, this story is based in 1964 and tells the story of a young girl who is seven months pregnant and has just revealed the news to her mother. However, her mother wants he daughter to continue with grammar school and devises a plan that allows this to happen but will it be followed through to completion? Friday 29th April to Saturday 21st May, Various times. Tickets £8 - £21.

Assembly Rooms, Derby—Box Of5ice 01332 255800 www. derbylive.co.uk Essence of Ireland Similar to Riverdance and Lord of the Dance but has been described as better - with modern and traditional music mixed with fantastic dancing, a great night for all the family, Sunday 17th April - 7:30pm Tickets: £22, Concessions £20, FRIENDS £19, Family Ticket (4) £68.

Ed Byrne The grumpy funny man continues his tour of ‘Crowd Pleaser’. Wednesday 20th April, 7:30pm. Tickets £20.

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What’s on in Derbyshire?

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A selection of some of the best cultural delights coming up in Derbyshire

Buxton Opera House - Box Of5ice: 0845 127 2190, www.buxtonoperahouse.co.uk Columbo - Prescription: Murder Middle Ground Theatre Company presents Lieutenant Columbo trying to solve his Dirst murder case. - starring Brian Capron and Richard Walsh. Tuesday 19th to Saturday 23rd April - 7:30pm (Thurs & Sat Matinee 2:30pm) Tickets - £14-£22.

Pomegranate Theatre, Chester5ield, Box Of5ice: 01246 345334/345222 Science Museum - Live A brand new action packed show designed to be fun for all the family, with audience participation as a must! Suitable for ages 8-14. Tuesday 19th April, 7:00pm Tickets: Adults £12.50, Children N/A, Concessions N/A.

Guildhall Theatre, Derby Call: 01332 255800 HMS Pinafore Rosehill Musical Society presents the Gilbert and Sullivan classic. Tuesday 12th to Saturday 16th April - 7.30pm (Sat Matinee 2:30pm). Tickets £10- £12.

Withering Looks Lipservice Theatre presents a comedy spoof of the Bronte Sisters and their classic literature. Tues 26th April - 7:30pm. Tickets £13, Concessions £11.

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Reader Recommends

Dan Kelly

Julie from Riddings contacted me this month to recommend Dan Kelly Windows and Doors, she said:

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“I had a new UPVC window put in by Dan Kelly Windows and Doors and I thought he was brilliant. There was no mess as he even hoovered up after himself and cleaned the window. He was really friendly and his prices were very reasonable. I have already recommended him to my neighbour and I wanted to let all the readers know too.

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April Events at Midland Railway

Easter Trains 18th - 28th April Take a ride on a classic steam train (excl 18th-20th April) and take part in the competitions . Cost Various prices

Vintage Train Weekend 29th & 30th April This event happens twice a year and allows you to experience train travel in the victorian era through the restored coaches from the 1800’s.. Cost Adults - £13.50 (Over 60’s £12.50) Kids (5-15) - £6.75 Family Ticket - £35

To ind out more visit: www.midlandrailwaycentre. co.uk or call the visitor information line on: 01773 570 140

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Editors Choice Hopi Ear Candle at Serenity Therapy This month I have enjoyed another fantastic treatment from Dawn at Serenity Therapy - Hopi Ear Candle. I suffer from ear and sinus problems and Dawn recommended this therapy may help. I am a very squeamish person when it comes to my ears but as ever Dawn put me at ease instantly. She specially sourced the candles with eucalyptus to help with the sinuses which made me feel very special. The whole treatment takes around 30mins and there was no pain or discomfort. I was really impressed with the results. I’ve had no problems with my ears and sinuses since but if I do I will be straight back to Dawn for another treatment.

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www.holidayhawk.co.uk

www.holidayhawk.co.uk is a brand new holiday website which offers you internet prices alongside the personal service on tailor-made travel breaks, traditional package holidays and lights to destinations around the world. As we are part of Explorer Travel, you can be sure your trip is in safe hands as all our holidays are ABTA bonded Build Your Own It’s your special break so why not have it exactly the way you want it. Holiday Hawk lets you tailor make your own holiday, selecting the lights, hotel, transfers, car hire, airport car parking and insurance to suit you. What’s more you can save considerably on pre packaged deals . Package Holidays Holiday Hawk offers a vast range of package holidays from all the major suppliers allowing you to ind the best deal without having to trawl through each of the companies websites separately. And, because we are independent we can offer prices and discounts you cannot ind on the high street.

How to +ind us: Simply type www.holidayhawk.co. uk into the address bar of your home page. Why not save us as a favourite for easy access in the future.

Flights If it’s just a light you’re after we can cater for that too. We have lights to destinations all over the world on the website but if there is anything you can’t ind just give us a call. Are you after something different? Because this is your special holiday you might be looking for something a bit different . As Holiday Hawk is part of Explorer Travel we are able to offer a personal service, much like a travel agent. simply use the quick quote form on the website or call 07971 644 152 and let us see if we can make your holiday dreams come true. Don’t forget to mention the Amber Valley Voice when responding to Ads


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On the Holiday Hawk website in addition to a number of search options you will +ind some of the very best deals we have found available at that time. Just to give you a taste, here are some of the deals on the website now! 7 nights All Inclusive at the 4* Tac Premier Hotel & Spa in Alanya, 13/05/2011 from ÂŁ321pp*

Accommodation Fully renovated in 2010 this family friendly hotel boasts a great location and a range of facilities. Situated just 50 meters from the Cleopatra beach 1km from the nearest nightspots and 1.5km from the tourist centre. There are a host of facilities, including indoor and outdoor pools, (1 heated) gym, sports courts, and a spa. All rooms are comfortable and modern with an en-suite bathroom and air conditioning. Flights Out 08:05, 13th May 2011 East Midlands (EMA), arrive 15:15 Antalya (AYT) Return: 00:40, 20th May AYT, arrive 03:15 EMA

7 nights Self Catering at the 4* Dias Hotel and Apartments in Stalis, Crete. on 12/05/2011 from ÂŁ288pp

Accommodation Situated just 5 minutes from the beautiful sandy beach and within a few minutes of the local shops and restaurants, this accommodation was renovated in 2009 and all rooms are very spacious and fully furnished to a high speci+ication. As well as the local town. Haraklion and Malia are close only 3km away or you could take a boat trip to the islands of Santorini or Dia. Flights Out: 17:40 12th May 2011 East Midlands, arrive 23:40 Crete (HER) Return: 00:40 20th May 2011 HER, arrive 02:50 EMA

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Gardeners Calendar - April

Spring has now sprung and you must be dying to get into the garden so here are a few things to think about. Rake your grass to remove moss and old dead grass. Aerate with a fork and feed with a good quality lawn feed Cut back last years growth on shrubs to enable the new growth to come through. Now is the time to plant summer bulbs and begin to plant seeds in a warm greenhouse or cold frame but make sure you take the time to protect them from any late frosts. Top Tip This is the month when weeds come back into growth, make sure you tackle them early to save work later on.

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Call Richard on: 07802375709

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General handyman work No job too small General Plumbing Joinery Painting & Decorating Garden Maintenance

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Can you afford NOT to advertise? Call Emily on 07891 639638 or 01773 604178 or e-mail on ambervalleymedia@hotmail.co.uk.

WEA Alfreton Summer Programme Britain in the Ice Age Explore how early humans evolved and adapted to the harsh landscape. Course will include a field trip to Cresswell Crags & 6 indoor meetings. Thursdays 7 -9pm from 5 May at Alfreton Adult Education Centre, Church Street. Full fee £52 (discounted £46.80) or free.

The Peak District: aircraft graveyard Learn how they came to be there and how to visit them in a short course combining history and hill walking & 5 meetings. Wednesdays 6.30 to 8.30 pm from 11th May – first at Alfreton Adult Education Centre. Full fee £32.50 (discounted £29.25) or free. Please pre-enrol by 2nd May by contacting Ms D. Glover on 0115 9384025 or Derby WEA office On 01332 291805

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28 Update on the development of Riddings Park As a regular visitor to Ridings park, having seen how fantastically the park is transforming, I was interested this month in inding out how the development is progressing and how near it is to completion and I thought I would share what I learnt with you. The progress so far: The project is almost inished and can boast the restructured BMX mound and pathways, along with: • A new car park for the cricket pavil-

• The planting of £16,000 worth of ion trees • A re-surfaced car park on Shaw street • Installation of benches, picnic tables • New fencing throughout the park inand bins cluding in the horse ield • Development of the multi-user games area. Future developments: This is all great but we can all see there is still some work to be done to inish the job. Here’s a few of the things I found out they are still planning to do: • Lighting is still to be put in place from Park Side to Shaw Street, along with the repairing of existing light ittings. • Signs are to put up regarding the respect of the park • They are currently working with the Cricket Club to generate funding to renovate the Pavilion to improve changing facilities and to make it into a multiple use pavilion for the use of the Rugby and Football teams

WANTED Local Traders Are you one? Have you used one that you can recommend? The football pitches are now taking bookings for next season, costing £35 per game, so call now on 01773 570222 to ensure that the park is used to its full potential.

Please get in contact on: 01773 604178 07891639638 Ambervalleymedia@hotmail.co.uk

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Your Local MP

Nigel Mills (Conservative) Upcoming Surgeries: With Cllr Jack Brown MBE - Friday 8th April: 5-6pm at Riddings Community Centre 6:15 - 7:15pm at Ironville Church Hall Friday 15th April - Heage, Park Crescent Community Centre - 5pm to 7pm Thursday 21st April - Holbrook, Arkwight Parish Hall - 5pm to 7pm Friday 13th May - Ripley—Wood Street Methodist Church - 5pm to 7pm Local OfDice Number: 01773 744341 House of Commons Tel No. 020 219 7233 e-mail nigel.mills.mp@parliament.uk

Your Local Borough Councillors Swanwick Steve Hayes

01773 606270

Ironville & Riddings Jack Brown MBE

01773 528729

cllr.stephen.hayes@ambervalley.gov.uk

cllr.jack.brown@ambervalley.gov.uk

Allen King

Paul Smith

01773 602965

cllr.allen.king@ambervalley.gov.uk

01773 540345

cllr.paul.smith@ambervalley.gov.uk

Do you have something to shout about??? Are you a local sports club with results to tell the community about or looking for new recruits? Are you running a community event that needs promoting or are you raising money for charity? Are you a community leader that needs to liaise with the wider community? Call Emily at Amber Valley Voice on: 01773 604178 / 07891 639638 ambervalleymedia@hotmail.co.uk To Advertise please call Emily on 01773 604178 or 07891 639638


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Butchers Owen Taylor Ltd Car Repairs M&M Body Repairs

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Plastering Complete Plastering

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Complementary Therapy Serenity Therapy 22 Dentist Amber Dental Practice

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Travel www.HolidayHawk.co.uk 24/25 Washing Machine Repairs KAH Service UK Ltd 6

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Gardener / Handyman Richards Gardening and Hamdyman Services Tony Wright Jobs To Do

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Amber Valley Voice April 2011  

Community Magazine distributed free to 3,500 homes and businesses in the Swanwick, Riddings, Leabrooks and Somercotes area of Amber Valley

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