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Welcome to Amber Valley Voice

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It’s been a crazy busy month this month, two Don’t forget to weddings and a holiday for me with Carla’s steady hand on the AVV wheel making sure everything mention the Voice runs like clockwork! Of course, prior to the when you use any of holiday, chaos ensued...we discovered what we the companies in this thought was a wasp nest at home, until our good Magazine friends at GB Pest Control came out and identified it as a honey bees nest...in which case, we just have to put up with the buzzing and that is to name just one calamity! It’s all good fun though! I also had my debut on the Sally Pepper show, ’loudmouth’ slot on Radio Derby (no puns please!), which was great but my feet had hardly touched British Soil, so I didn’t really feel as up to press with current affairs as usual but I seem to have got through it with only mild mocking from friends and family!! Anyway, that’s enough about my latest 4 weeks. Heather at Body & Sole has also had a visit from the competition winner, Claire Forrest, to redeem her prize. Your nails look beautiful Claire. Lots of fun things going on over the next month including the South Wingfield Social Club Summer Fayre...come along, you know you want to!!

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Alfreton Singers Summer Concert

Come and join us and have a fantastic evening! Wednesday 11th September at Swanwick Sports College (formerly the Delves). Tickets are £5 and include buffet and drinks.

Swanwick Hall Cricket Club 40th Year Celebration Fun Day

Past v Present 20/20 cricket match... BBQ.. Childrens Fair Ground Rides.. Music... Local Bands...Bar with 4 Real Ales...FUN DOG SHOW which includes lots of unusual categories plus Dog Micro Chipping £10... Nail Clipping £5 and free dental checks. Email swanwick_hallcc@btinternet.com. or pick up a entry form at the Crays Hill Pavilion. Monday 26th August , 12pm until 9pm.

Fun at Pennytown Ponds

Join us for a walk to Pennytown Ponds and take part in nature activities on Friday 30th August, 10am - 11:30pm. Meet at Somercotes Children’s Centre , Nottingham Road, Somercotes, DE55 4LY, 10mins prior to start. For more information call 01773 604843

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Amber Valley Rugby Club - Summer Camp Out

Starting from 3pm on Saturday 24th August...next day is new season registration day!

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. September 1st, Little Longstone and 15th, Bradbourne. For more info call Terry on 01773 835437 or Dave 01773 835275.

MS Society Coffee & Chat

Come along for a FREE coffee, tea or squash and advice and information about MS or simply chat with others experiencing similar issues. There is no need to book or have any specific issues in mind - just turn up on the night. Thursday 5th September, 6-8pm at Firs House, Firs Garden, Alfreton, DE55 7FU. www.mssociety.org.uk/chesterfield.

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MKS Electrical & Alarms

Family Run Business Friendly and Reliable Part P Registered Derbyshire Trusted Trader Rewires & Landlord Reports Electrical Safety Certificates Alarms, Lighting & Sockets All Electrical Work Undertaken P.A.T Testing CCTV All major credit and debit cards accepted Call Mick - 01773 600 419 Mobile - 0753 0167 606 sales@mkselectrical.co.uk www.mkselectrical.co.uk

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KLEEFORD COIN AUCTIONS

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Book Review - Flight Behaviour by Barbara Kingsolver Bored and confounded by small-town American farmlife, a lunk of a husband and two small children, Dellarobia sets off up the mountain at the back of her home for an assignation with a young man. Instead she finds the breathtaking beauty of a swarm, millions-strong, of Monarch butterflies, driven from the course of their normal migration by changes in the world’s climate. What the God-fearing people of Feathertown come to see as a fortunate miracle turns out to be a possible tragedy – these intensely orange beauties are not meant to hibernate in the wet and cold of the Appalachians. But they bring scientists in their wake and as they head for what may be their species’ final sleep, Dellarobia starts to emerge from the stifling cocoon of her life

and takes up the fight to alert her fellow humans to what they might be doing to the planet. Flight Behaviour, by Barbara Kingsolver, takes on big issues. It’s not just about climate change, for which she draws on her background in biology. It’s also about class and poverty and why we believe the things we do. It’s a warmhearted book, sometimes serious but also often funny and Dellarobia and her best friend Dovey have a fine sense of the ridiculous and a clear sight of their own and others’ weaknesses which makes them very engaging characters. Barbara Kingsolver has a brilliant ability to make you empathise with people and causes you may not recognise in your own life. She cares and she makes you care too.

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We are continuing to venture a little beyond the Amber Valley to bring you the best local walks. As usual there will be plenty of chances to let your dog off the lead but take care on roads and around livestock. Again, we would like to thank the fantastic Jill and David Hallam from JH Legal Services for contributing this lovely walk. If you know of a nice walk in the local area that you would like to share, please get in touch. Email us at info@ambervalleyvoice.co.uk or by calling Emily on 01773 604178 or 07891 639638. 4 mile circular walk from Tibshelf Ponds along the Five Pits Trail A relatively easy walk for you and your dog which is fairly flat. The route should take around 2 hours. The terrain is fairly even but it is always worth wearing a good pair of boots especially if it has been wet or icy. 1. From inside the car park go through the gap to the left of the car park entrance and turn left onto a path passing a pond on your left and then a pond on your right. Continue ahead until you arrive at two paths turning left. Ignore the sharp left turn signposted for “Five Pits Trail” and take the other left path heading gently uphill. 2. Continue along this path passing through a metal width restriction gate. Continue straight ahead until you reach a right turn. At this point the path becomes a lane. Continue straight on, signposted for “Saw Pit Lane”. 3. Passing a lane on the left signposted for “Tibshelf” continue straight to cross the motorway. The lane then bears left and runs alongside the motorway for some time. After passing a few buildings on the left you will reach a main road. Turn left along the road to pass back over the motorway. After crossing the motorway turn immediately right in front of the first house to go up a lane. 4. When entering the lane you will see a stile on your right. Ignore this and go straight up the lane keeping houses on your left and trees on your right. At the end of the houses continue straight, der keeping the hedge on your left. At the very end of a e R ffer the hedgerow turn 90 degrees left to cross an O open filed on a thin grass path. (NOTE: there may be a diversion in place at the stile, follow this and it will bring you out at the end of the hedge.) 5. Continue across the field and then pass some tall conifers on your left. Continue straight to pass through a gap in the fence and onto a main road. Cross the road and turn right and after passing house number 69 on the left turn left through a gap in a stone wall. This path will take you between the with every purchase of buildings and on into a field with a fence on your left.. Millers Complete Dog Food 6. Continue straight, keeping the fence and eventually a with this coupon hedge on your left, and into a small dip with a yellow marker post. Leaving the hedge behind go straight to cross an open field towards a second yellow marker post and a hedgerow. Continue straight for a short distance, keeping the hedge on your right. When you reach a hedgerow directly in front of you turn right through a wooden gate.

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7. Keeping the hedge on your left cross an open field to arrive at two wooden gates. Take the gate on your right and continue straight with the hedge on your left. At the far end of this field go through a wooden gate and onto a lane. 8. Turn left along the lane for a short distance and then fork right off onto the track close to the tall hedgerow on your right and pass through a gap in the corner of the field. 9. Keeping the tall hedge on your right continue straight to pass a marker post on your right and then continue downhill along the edge of a field. At the bottom of the field bear left to follow the edge of the field and eventually through a gap in the fence onto the “Five Pits Trail” 10. Turn left along the trail and after a long distance pass through a gap by a metal gate and go straight on. After a short distance you will reach a cross roads, take the path ahead signposted for “Five Pits Trail”. 11. Eventually you will come to a main road. Cross the road and continue along the trail. After a short distance continue straight to pass the “Canter Track” on your left. After a while you will come to a path that bears left. Ignore this and continue straight, keeping a fence on your right. 12. The trail eventually heads downhill and at the bottom on the left you will find the Tibshelf Ponds car park. 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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Out and About

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A daily guide to some of the local clubs and groups in your area Monday Wednesday St. Andrews Baby & Toddler Group. The Old School House, Swanwick. Term time - 10am 11.30am & 1.30pm - 3pm. From young babies to school age. Contact Sara t: 01773 608083 m: 07736 927854 (current waiting list applies) Tots & Toddlers - Somercotes Children’s Centre, Nottingham Road, Somercotes, DE55 4LY - A fun range of activities for children aged 1-3 years. 1.30pm - 3pm. Contact - 01773 604843

Tuesday Under 1’s Group - Somercotes Children’s Centre, Nottingham Rd, Somercotes, DE55 4LY - 10.30am - 12.00pm. Contact - 01773 604843 Weekly Child Health Clinic - Somercotes Children’s Centre, Nottingham Rd, Somercotes, DE55 4LY - 1pm - 2.30pm. Drop in for health advice and baby weigh. Contact - 01773 604843 Breast Feeding Group - Somercotes Children’s Centre, Nottingham Rd, Somercotes, DE55 4LY 1.30pm - 2.30pm. In the quiet room - available to all breast feeding mothers. Contact - 01773 604843 Over 50’s Club - Riddings Community Centre, West Street, Riddings, DE55 4EW - 10am11.30am. Contact 01773 607907 for more information. Coffee Morning - Swanwick Baptist Church, Derby Road, Swanwick, DE55 1BG, hosts coffee, chat and crafts from 10am until 12pm. Swanwick Cygnets Toddler Group Meet at the Old School House, Swanwick. Term time - 9.15am - 10.45am. Contact Angela 01773 606329

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 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

Watchorn Tots Parent and Toddler Group Watchorn Church, Derby Road, Alfreton. Term time - 10am - 11.30am Contact Judith - 01773 526012 Childminding Network - Somercotes Children’s Centre, Nottingham Road, Somercotes, DE55 4LY. 9am - 11.30am. A chance for local childminders to meet in the centre. Contact 01773 604843 PEEP’s for 1 year olds - Somercotes Children’s Centre, Nottingham Road, Somercotes, DE55 4LY. 1.30pm - 3pm. (term time only) Helping parents and carers with ideas to support their children’s early learning through play. Contact 01773 604843 Over 50’s Sequence Dancing - Riddings Community Centre, West Street, Riddings, DE55 4EW. 2pm - 4pm. Small friendly group enjoying light exercise and friendship. Raffle tea and biscuits. Contact 01773 607907 for more info. Alfreton Singers - Swanwick School & Sports College(formerly The Delves) 7.15 -9pm. Mixed choir of friendly singers. All styles of music. Contact Claire on 01773 835316 for more info.

Thursday Crafty Crew - Somercotes Children’s Centre, Nottingham Rd, Somercotes, DE55 4LY. 10am 11.30am. Contact - 01773 604843 Leabrooks Cougars FC - Training sessions for U13’s. 6-7pm at Swanwick Hall School. Contact Kirt 07866 350585 or Paul 07535 453471. Alfreton Society of Painters - 7pm- 9pm at

Pennytown Court Community Rooms. Visit www.alfretonsocietyofpainters.com for more info.

Friday Swanwick Absolute Beginners (jogging group) - Swanwick Primary School at 9am. (term time only) Contact Jackie on 07966 603710. (www.activederbyshire.co.uk/jog/) 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


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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 Children’s Bowling Lessons - Somerlea Bowling Green, Somercotes. 10am - 12pm. Run by members of Jacksdale Bowls Club. Free to children aged 10 - 15. Free squash and biscuits. All welcome.

Sunday 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.

Greenwood Archery - Meet at Swanwick Pentrich Road Football Club on Highfield Road at 10am. Call Simone on 01773 602605 for more details.

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 www.girlguiding.org.uk/interested or call 0800 1 69 59 01

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO INCLUDE YOUR NON-PROFIT MAKING GROUP IN FUTURE EDITIONS, 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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SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL MARKET Alfreton Indoor Market During the summer of 2013 the market will have a new frontage and a new roof. New doors and heating options are also being explored  New stalls arriving, kiosks being introduced  Car Boot stalls available on Saturdays for £10  Look out for shows from Magic Mel during 2013  Want to start your own business? New Trader incentive available  Business advisor available  Working closely with Job Centre For more information contact Vicki England – Markets & Town Centre Officer on 07971 126363 or vicki.england@ambervalley.gov.uk


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Gardeners Calendar - August

Cut back the foliage and stems of plants which have died back, to discourage disease and pests. This is a good time to get plants for free by taking cuttings of tender perennials such as geraniums and pelargoniums. Cuttings should be taken from young non flowering shoots if possible and about 2-4inches long. Cut just below a leaf joint and trim back leaves. Dip in rooting compost and insert in a small pot of compost with plenty of vermiculite. Make sure there is contact between the stem and compost. Leave in green house or light windowsill and ensure they are kept watered but not wet. Some alpines have a tendency to develop patches of die-back as the summer goes on. They can often be encouraged back into life by introducing gritty compost into those patches.

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This is a good time to start a compost bin – use plenty of spent plants and grass cuttings to build up a bit of bulk. Try to collect enough material to make layers of at least 30cm or more in the compost bin, but as well as plant matter mix in woody prunings and some cardboard packaging eg. cereal boxes as this helps create air spaces within the heap. It may also help if you put a few woody plant stems or small twigs on the bottom first as this will improve the air circulation and drainage.

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Osteopathy For Pain Relief The right care can prevent years of unnecessary pain. Whatever the problem, we’re here to help.

Your-Body Claire Bowmar BSc. Hons in Osteopathy Registered with the General Osteopathic Council

Tel: 07989 178531

Email: claire@your-body.co.uk Web: www.your-body.co.uk Based at Riddings Pharmacy Initial consultation (1 hour) £38 Follow up (approx 30 minutes) £35

WEA Alfreton Programme Looking into art: an introduction to art history Starts 26th September 2013 - Thursdays 7pm to 9pm 5 week course tutored by Sarah Skinner at Alfreton Adult Education Centre, Church Street, Alfreton. DE55 7BD. The course will examine how we might analyse a painting and how its meaning may change as time passes and look at how different periods have viewed the value of different kinds of art. There is an optional trip to Sheffield Galleries on a Saturday. To enrol or for more information contact our Branch Secretary, Denise Glover on 0115 938 4025 or www.enrolonline.wea.org/online Course fee £35, free to those on certain means tested benefits WEA registered charity no 1112775 To Advertise please call Emily on 01773 604178 or 07891 639638


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I'm probably going to alienate a few of you this month; those of you who don't like football are bored just about NOW. Some of those that do like it will be upset as well, but that's life.

officials are just two of the things that have been drove other supporters to despair. It's not all about success though, because I know of a couple of Derbyshire bred Everton followers in Swanwick. So What is it that makes some people in a Peter Kay voice, 'what's all that 'support' teams from miles away? My about'. theory is that it's all to do with which What I do respect and admire are the teams are successful when you're an 8 people who support their local team year old, which is very immature indeed. through thick and thin. Around Is this why we see so many Man Utd, Swanwick there are plenty of Derby/ Chelsea or Liverpool shirts in Forest/Alfreton and even Chesterfield Derbyshire? Apparently statistics fans, so stop having a go at each other suggest that there are 900 trillion MUFC for a day and celebrate the fact that you fans in the world and that 92% of people all support reasonably local teams and who support a team outside their area even if you aren't winning every week at were fed with formula milk. The nearest least you have your dignity. Wouldn't it some of the fans around here have got to be great if Chelsea, Liverpool and the Theatre of dreams is when they fly to Manchester Utd were relegated and Spain from Manchester airport. Of Forest, Derby and the famous Sheffield course they all come up with valid Wednesday took their places, at least reasons for supporting these super today's 8 year olds might have a bit of clubs. 'A twice removed cousin was once choice, and the banter around here on a train and met Bill Shankly's would go into overdrive. postman who said what a great bloke he Whilst on the sporting theme, well done was, and that's why I support Liverpool', to the British and Irish Lions who or 'My Auntie fancied George Best'. showed us what top class sport is all Doesn't wash does it? about, no twisted socks, no hair The strength of the brand and the power of following that it has created have made Manchester Utd appear to be above the rules that apply to everyone else. Fergie time and the bullying of

transplants and no rolling around like drunken teenage girls. I'll not mention the tennis, as I'm not sure if it's even a sport.

If on the off chance, you would like Gary to write about something in particular, feel free to contact either Emily on info@ambervalleyvoice.co.uk or 01773 604178/ 07891 639638 or Carla on Carla@ambervalleyvoice.co.uk, 07896294512.


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Swanwick & Riddings Neighbourhood update

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The summer is now in full swing and many people will be getting on their bikes and making the most of the warmer, drier weather. Unfortunately though, in the last few weeks we have noticed that quite a lot of cycles are being targeted by thieves. This is not just happening in your area, but throughout the Amber Valley and we would like to take this opportunity to remind you how to reduce the risk of your bike being stolen. Here are few things you might want to think about if you are a cyclist, or pass on if you know someone who is:  Always lock your bike no matter

where you leave it, as it would only take a matter of seconds to steal an unsecured bike, even in your shed or garage. Lock your bike to an immovable object, something your cycle couldn’t be lifted over, that couldn’t be removed, broken or cut easily. Consider investing in a ground anchor at home for your bike

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which could attach it to a concrete wall or floor. Store your bicycles out of view from outside. Use a good quality D-lock for your bicycle, and if you think about the cost to replace your bike you’ll realise how important it is to invest in the best quality lock you can afford. To boost security further, use two locks of different types, for

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example a D-lock and a strong chain and padlock. Keep the space between the object and the D-lock as tight as possible. Security mark your bike with a specialist forensic fluid such as SmartWater or Selecta DNA ·Register your bicycle with a national property register, such as www.bikeregister.com or www.immobilise.com.

Don’t forget to report anything you see or hear that you think could be suspicious by calling 101, the non emergency number for Derbyshire police. For more advice on crime prevention or to contact your local Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team you should also call 101.

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Flowers by Dezign We welcome new members to come and learn basic and advanced skills of flower arranging in a warm, friendly environment. If you are not an experienced flower arranger, there is no need to feel intimidated as this class is accessible to everyone. There is no need for elaborate equipment or complicated techniques such as intricate wiring. All you need is a love of colour and a sense of drama.

If you would like to join the club, the fees are currently ÂŁ5 per session. This does not include the flowers, container and sundries that you will need. All sessions are held at Pentrich Village Hall, Main Road, Pentrich, DE5 3RE

Future Dates Friday 27th Sept 2013. 5pm - 9pm Friday 25th Oct 2013. 5pm - 9pm Friday 22nd Nov 2013, 5pm - 9pm Friday 13th Dec 2013. 5pm - 9pm Contact Val Buddery on 07792 415780 or email on flowers-by-dezign@gmx.com

At Riddings Community Centre On Sunday 1st September, 9am -1pm. Admission 20p To book a table at ÂŁ5 telephone 01773 541794 to speak to Pat. First one for the winter season then every first Sunday of the month. To Advertise please call Emily on 01773 604178 or 07891 639638


Index of advertisers

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Your quick guide to everyone and everything in your magazine... Alternative Therapies Electrical Goods Rachel Honman 13 Safeway Electrical Auctioneer Kleeford Coin Auctions 11

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Events/Community Services Alfreton Market Hall 19 Beauty Amber Valley jobs Fair 13 Body & Sole 12 Ark Youth Theatre 21 Flowers by Dezign 26 Builder J Morton Building Riddings Community Services 7 Centre 26 R.H. Building services 5 South Wingfield Social Club 16 Butchers WEA 22 Owen Taylor Ltd 18 Gardener / Handyman Dentist Jobs 2 Do 6 Glendair 5 Cutting Edge 20 Drive Clean Hairdresser Extreme Drive Clean 25 Your Style by Sarah 9 Electrician Home/Interiors & Design MKS Electrical & Arctic Interiors 4 Alarms 9 Leabrooks Interiors 13

Insurance Broker Binsured Joiner/Joinery N Gibson Joinery & Interiors Mobile Foot Clinic S Doherty Osteopath/ Physiotherapist Your Body

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Plumbing & Heating Amber Valley Plumbing & Heating 8 B.Sole Plumbing 10 Flowfayre 2 Property Services AJS Property Services

Roofing Derbyshire Rubber Roofing 22 ST Roofing

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Painitng/Decorating David Draper Duffield Decorators

Tree Surgeon 7 Tom Cooper 20 18 Weight Loss Pet Care & Supplies Slimming World 13 Pawz 25 Seals Fodder Room 14/15 Will Writing JH Legal 22 Plastering Complete Plastering 5 Windows & Doors Andrew Revill Glazing 4 Window Wizard 9

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Riddings Infant & Nursery School - 01773 602767 Riddings Junior School - 01773 528031 Somercotes Infant School - 01773 602849 Somercotes Parish Council - 01773 603810 Somerlea Park Junior School - 01773 602258 Swanwick Hall School - 01773 602106 Swanwick Primary School - 01773 602268 Swanwick Pre-School - 01773 607885 Swanwick Parish Council - 07949 392136

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Swanwick, Riddings, Leabrooks & Somercotes - August 2013  

Swanwick, Riddings, Leabrooks & Somercotes edition of this local community magazine offers advertising and community news to the local area,...

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