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Expert legal advice on your doorstep Based in South Normanton JH Legal Services offers quality professional advice with a friendly customer focussed approach.

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Jill Hallam is a qualiied lawyer with over 15 years experience of helping guide the people of Amber Valley through the legal mineield of Wills, Probate and Power of Attorney. By offering no-obligation home visits at a time to suit you, including evenings and weekends, Jill uses her ability to cut through the jargon and help you ind the solution to put your mind at ease.

Although considering making a will can be a daunting prospect, it is important for those we love that we do - and that we get it right. When you lose a loved one, it is important that you have time to grieve and mourn the loss without having to worry about the administration and legal implications of organising a loved ones inal wishes and possessions. Jill has the knowledge and experience to resolve all these issues in the comfort of your own home, at a time and pace to suit you so you can achieve peace of mind and total satisfaction that all your wishes and your bequests will be fully carried out.. Wills From inancial and asset bequeathment to arranging the guardianship of children

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Welcome to Bolsover Voice Spring has sprung and summer is around the corner and can’t you tell?! There is so much activity going on everywhere. There are some fantastic local events and activities to do that staying indoors is no longer an option! Isn’t it amazing what a bit of sunshine can do!

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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 please help us to 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. We have some fantastic advertisers again this month, who can help you get your house and yourself ship shape and ready to enjoy the much promised summer sunshine.

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St Martin’s of Tours Flower Festival This event is being held from Friday 17th until Monday 20th May 11am until 5pm each day. It is FREE admission and has so much going on including Plant & Cake stalls, refreshments & more. On Saturday only there is a teddy bear descent from the tower and cupcake decorating. Everyone welcome, (Please note that some readers may miss this event due to the delivery schedule).

University of the Third Age (U3A) Coming to Alfreton on Thursday 13th June 2013 at 2pm. If you’re in your Third Age, not if full-time employment and like having fun, come along! In Christ the King’s Church Hall, 104 Nottingham Road, Alfreton, DE55 7GL - There’s plenty of parking!

Flower Festival at The Junction 28 Church This event is being held from 27th until 29th June, 10am until 4:30pm on the 27th & 28th and 10am until 5pm on the 29th at The Junction 28 Church, The Common, South Normanton, Alfreton. DE55 2EP. This event is FREE and there will be a Café . For further details contact Julie on 01773 810410.

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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 Binishing 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.

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

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.

Somercotes Community FLOWER FESTIVAL At Birchwood Methodist Church to celebrate 160 years 14-16 June 2013 Church open for viewing: Friday 14 June 11am – 4pm Light refreshments served Saturday 15th June 11am – 5.30pm Lunches served th Sunday 16 June 10.30am – 12.30pm with Closing service 3pm th

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Book Review - Quiet by Susan Cain

An unusual sort of book made its way into the bestseller charts last year which probably says quite a lot about how we like to ponder what makes us tick.

even that refusing invitations to a night out doesn’t make you weird or anti-social.

It’s not a psychology book, nor a self help book and because Cain is American, quite a Quiet. The power of introverts in a world that few of the examples she uses relate to the can’t stop talking by Susan Cain (an American experience; but introvert) aims to take a look at the nevertheless there’s a lot of insights way the Western world tends to value to be drawn if you think you are extroverts – the kids who speak up in introverted and want to understand class, the fun people at parties, the yourself a bit better - or even if people who actually enjoy giving a talk you’re the partner/parent/boss of an to a roomful of people while introverts introverted person who frustrates are often pushed towards feeling you with their need for quiet there’s something lacking or “wrong” downtime. with their desire for less stimulation. The best bits of the book are the less As Susan Cain points out, introverts gave us simplistic ideas – that introverted people can the theory of relativity and the Apple negotiate times when they “go for it” and computer so there’s no shortage of achievers present a different face to the world, but that amongst them. And It offers reassurance, for they don’t have to feel guilty when they can’t instance, that it’s okay to slope off to spend or don’t want to turn it on. If you are an time by yourself, or be bored by small talk - introvert, it’s the kind of book you could happily spend a few quiet hours with

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Advertising with Emily has been a fantastic success It has helped my business to grow and I will be continuing to advertise in these great magazines for the foreseeable future. Jill from JH Legal Services



   

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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 info@ambervalleyvoice.co.uk 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 Trail, turning left. d e r a e R ffe r 6. Walk along the trail past Hilcote. O 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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Gardeners Calendar - May It may be getting warmer and the temptation is to rush bedding plants into the ground to make up for the cold colourless Spring, but take care. Don’t plant straight from a garden centre into your own garden until you’re sure the risk of frost is past – usually the end of May for most of us. It’s best to put them in a greenhouse or cold frame and allow out during warm times of day at Birst so they don’t get the “shock” of going from warm to cool. If you have planted early and it looks like there’s going to be frost, cover plants with Bleece. If you’ve got rambling roses a good way to encourage more Blowers is to tie them in as near horizontal as possible. This restricts the sap Blow, which means more side shoots and more Blowers. Put supports in for plants such as peonies, delphiniums or oriental poppies to prevent them Blopping as they get bigger. Hazel and birch twigs make an inexpensive substitute for plastic supports and will fade into the border as the plants grow

Top Tip Often pots and containers are sited near walls and windows but watch out that the “protection” this offers does not mean they dry out. They’ll almost certainly need more watering than free standing pots.

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?

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A daily guide to some of the local clubs and groups in your area Monday

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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.

Stay and Play - The Hub, Shiners Way, South Normanton, DE55 2AA - 10am - 11.30am. Age 12 months and upwards. Contact 01629 533735

South Normanton Striders (intermediate jogging group) - meet at 6.30pm at Frederick Gent School. Call Rob on 07962 308933 (www.activederbyshire.co.uk/jog/)

Baby Play - Pinxton Nursery School, Kirkstead Road, Pinxton, NG16 6NA - 1pm - 3pm. Contact 01773 863105 for more details.

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Tiny & Toddlers - Pinxton Village Hall, 3 Kirkstead Road, Pinxton, NG16 6NA. 9.30am - 11am. Age 0 - 3 years.

Little Ones Group - Alfreton Children’s Centre, Grange Street, Alfreton, DE55 7JA - 1.30pm - 3pm - Contact - 01629 533066 Baby Clinic - The Hub, Shiners Way, South Normanton, DE55 2AA. 1pm - 3.30pm (1st & 3rd Tuesday of every month) Drop in for health advice and have your baby weighed - Ages birth - 18 months. Contact - 01629 533735 Forest Gump Joggers - (beginners jogging group) - meet at Frederick Gent School at 6.15pm. Contact Heather on 07983 51273. (www.activederbyshire.co.uk/jog/)

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

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 Stay and Play - Pinxton Youth Centre, Kirkstead Road, Pinxton, NG16 6NA. 10am - 11.30am. Age 0 - 4 years. Stay and play with your child and meet new parents. 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.


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AVRUFC Junior Section Coaching - Starting 2nd June during the close season takes place at Amber Valley RUFC (opposite Pye bridge Ind Est.) starting at 10am. Contact Stuart Artliff 07966 867946 or Gareth Pilkington 07772 366157 . Ages from 4 upwards welcome.

Alfreton Nursery School and Children’s Centre, Parent & Toddler Drop in Session. Meet at 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

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 1425yrs

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 Tiny & Toddlers - Pinxton Village Hall, 3 Kirkstead Road, Pinxton, NG16 6NA. 9.30am - 11am. Age 0 - 3 years.

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about Joining visit www.girlguiding.org.uk/ IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO INCLUDE YOUR NONPROFIT MAKING GROUP IN FUTURE EDITIONS, interested or call 0800 1 69 59 01 PLEASE E-MAIL carla@ambervalleyvoice.co.uk Please note that some of the groups listed incur a small charge and we would always recommend that you contact a group prior to attendance.

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new business and you are willing to involve other investors, you may be able to use SEIS to fund that business. But please talk to us Birst, as there are a number of trades that can't use SEIS, and other conditions to meet.

Q. I am employed by my company M Ltd, and my wife's company T Ltd. M and T have completely separate trades and operate Independently. I currently take no salary from M Ltd and have a modest salary from T Ltd. Q. My company has been trading since 1 March However, HMRC have split my personal 2013, but my 1irst sales invoices haven't been allowance 2/3 to the PAYE code issue to M Ltd paid yet, so there is no cash available to and 1/3 to T Ltd. Can I get this changed, and if reimburse me for the expenses I've incurred so how? personally. Do I have to complete a P11D for A. All you need to do is ring HMRC on the 2012/13? A. The annual form P11D reports expenses reimbursed to, and beneBits in kind made available to the employees and directors. As you haven't been paid any expenses by the company, there is nothing to report on the form P11D. If you have any beneBits in kind provided by the company such as a car a P11D would be required.

number shown on your PAYE code notice and ask them to change your PAYE codes. You will need to have your NI number to hand, and estimates as well as the expected level of dividends, interest or other income to be received in 2013/14.

Q. I've heard about the great tax breaks available under the SEIS scheme. Is this something I can use for my business? A. The seed enterprise investment scheme (SEIS) provides investors in small companies with 50% income tax relief, and an exemption from tax for 50% of the gains they reinvest in SEIS shares (for 2013/14). However, you can't use SEIS to invest in a company you control, as the investor and his associates (basically close relatives), must not own more than 30% of the company. The trade undertaken by the company must also be less than two years old, so to use SEIS the company has to be undertaking a new venture, and be a new clean company. If you have an idea for a Do you have a tax question that you would like answered? If so e-mail james.boler@smithcraven.co.uk


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