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Welcome to Amber Valley Voice I can’t believe how quickly time has flown since Christmas, we are in February and it only seems like the blink of an eye since I was tucking into a big piece of Owen Taylors finest Turkey!! Still, it all means that Spring is around the corner!!


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We have some new advertisers this month and some great offers, check out Heathers Valentines offers at Body & Sole and Sylhet Spice offering some free starters. We’ve also got a couple of reader recommends for Ovenblaster and B Sole Plumbing which are well worth a read as reliable people are worth their weight in gold and although I know our advertisers are fab, you don’t have to just take my word for it! Finally, you may have noticed the advert for us saying ‘coming soon’? We are having a rebrand over the next month or so...keep your eyes peeled, as we will still be the same but just with a snazzier look!! Quality Solicitors Chapman and Chubb Competition Question: ‘What is the only ground for divorce’? Answers by 1/3/14 to

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Alfreton Male Voice Choir in Concert with Gresley Male Voice Choir

Alfreton MVC always know how to put on a concert and this is no exception. With over 75 Voices and in the presence of HM Lord Lieutenant of Derbyshire and the Mayor and Consort of Amber Valley Borough Council, this event is not to be missed. Saturday 15th March 2014 at Alfreton Grange Arts College, Grange Street, Alfreton at 7:30pm. Tickets £7. For more information call 01773 608112/823602

Table Top & Craft Fair

Whether you have something to sell or are looking to buy, this is the event for you! Sunday 2nd February at Riddings Park Community Centre To book a table (cost £5) or for more information on times and other details, call Pat on 01773 541794.

Swanwick Hall School production of ‘We Will Rock You’

Amaze yourself with how many songs you actually know! We are looking forward to welcoming you to the performance between Monday 10th February and Thursday 13th February. A reminder for parents who haven’t purchased their tickets yet!!

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7 Derbyshire Wildlife Trust Group This friendly local group meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at Riddings Community Centre. West Street. This month there will be a talk on the Wildlife of the South Downs. Wednesday 12th February 7:30pm until 9:30pm. £2 entry with raffles and refreshments available during the break. Everyone Welcome.

Lunchtime Organ Recital with Organist Martyn Noble St Andrew’s Church, Swanwick presents this event on Saturday 15th February at 12o’clock. Tickets are £4 (including lunch) and are available on the door or in advance by calling 01773 605291/541458

Sight Support Derbyshire - Derby 10K This big event is in its 13th Year and is taking place on 6th April. Why not run for Sight Support Derbyshire. It costs £10 registration fee and then simply raise £100 for us. For more details, visit or email: or call 01332 287008.

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14 At this time of the year it requires a stout heart and a strong will to be a dog walker and I know that many of you save up some of the walks until the weather improves to get the most out of them. Well however you use the walks I hope you find this months enjoyable whatever the weather. 4 1/2 mile circular walk from Morton via Padley Wood A moderate walk with a varied terrain. The route should take around 2 1/2 hours. There are some up hill sections and the there are some stretches along country roads, so take care. At this time of the year there are some uneven and muddy parts so a good pair of boots or wellies is highly recommended.

1. Begin at the church on Church Lane in Morton. On street parking is normally available nearby. With the church on your right head along Church Lane, before following the road around to the right to continue along Higham Lane. 2. Walk along this country road for just under 600 meters, taking care to watch out for traffic as there are no footpaths. The roads bends right then left twice, on the second time take a footpath sign for ‘Mickley Lane’ on your right, between a road sign and a gate. 3. Follow this path into a field a cross the stile and continue ahead past a pylon on your right. At the corner of the filed pass through the hedge and carry on ahead to cross three fields via the stiles available. 4. At the end of the third field go through a gate and keep ahead, with the hedge on your right. Cross a stile and then at the corner of the next field pass through a gate before turning right to pass through another gate. Carry on ahead towards a metal gate marked ‘footpath’. Walk straight ahead through the farm yard following the clearly marked ‘footpath’ signs in white paint. der There may be a barking dog here, which is on a e R ffer a chain. O 5. Carry on ahead through a field with a caravan park on your left to reach a wooded area. Join the path straight ahead of you and follow this to reach Morton Road. Pass through the gate and cross with care. Carry on ahead following the footpath sign. Keeping to the main path until you reach a stile at a cross roads with three larger tracks. Carry on ahead with the wooded area on your right then turn right at the first opportunity with every purchase of to keep the wooded area on your right. Millers Complete Dog Food 6. Follow this track straight ahead eventually with this coupon entering a field. As you leave the field keep to the right hand path to cross the rail bridge and pass into Padley Wood. Keep to the main track and cross a small footbridge. When you meet the fields join the path straight ahead with the hedge on your right and follow it uphill.

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7. Carry on along this path for a fair distance entering into the edge of a wooded area. After leaving the wood carry on the corner of a field. Here you will meet a crossroad of paths. Take the gate on your right and follow the path alongside a field with the hedge on your left. (Take care not to take the path downhill an through a gate.) 8. At the corner of the field turn right and continue with the hedge on your left. At the next corner pass through the hedge, take a gate on your right and turn left keeping the hedge on your left. At the bottom of the field join Padley Wood Lane and turn right. 9. Carry on along the lane as it bends left and then follow it ahead until you get close to a farm. Take a path on your left straight ahead as the lane bends right towards the farm. Follow the path, keeping the hedge on your right. Partially down the side of the field keep to the path to enter another field and continue ahead. 10. Pass through a gate and continue along the path as it takes you over a rail bridge and then back onto to a hedge lined track. Carry on along this track as it joins Evershilll Lane. Walk along the lane for a fair distance as it brings you back into Morton. Keep to the lane until you meet the B6014 Stretton Road. 11. Cross the road and Turn left on the road and follow it back towards the church. Turn right after a red brick house to pass through the Church Yard and bring you back to 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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Advice to help you keep your vehicle secure


Although it is a busy time of year, there are a few steps people should remember to help ensure they stay safe and secure:

 Lock and secure your vehicle whenever you

leave it. Double check your key fob has worked. Most car thieves will be opportunist; they will try door handles and target vehicles where they can get easy access.. Don’t leave your vehicle unlocked with the keys in the ignition while it warms up on a frosty morning. It would just take a few seconds for someone to jump in and drive away. Never leave items on show, whether it is an expensive laptop or loose change. Even bags or clothing can be tempting to a thief in case there is something inside. Remove all valuables from your vehicle whenever possible. This includes laptops, sat-navs, music players and also tools. If you wouldn’t want to lose it, remove it.

 Avoid leaving valuables in your boot, glove box    

or under the front seat. Thieves know where to look. Wipe away any suction marks left behind by sat-nav or phone holders. They leave a clue that valuables could be inside. If your vehicle doesn’t have an alarm, get one fitted and use other deterrents such as a steering lock. Look after your car keys at all times. At home, make sure they’re not on show and out of reach of a window, door or letterbox. Have anti-theft screws fitted to your number plates. This can prevent them from being stolen and a thief using your details to steal petrol, avoid traffic fines or even commit crime.

Our local residents are our eyes and ears. If you see something suspicious, report it to us there and then, no matter how minor you think it might be. Your call could prevent a neighbour from suffering a crime, or could help officers to catch an offender. If you would like more advice, or to contact your local Safer Neighbourhood policing team then please call 101, the non emergency number for Derbyshire police or visit the website:

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Book Review - The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier

In Tracy Chevalier’s The Last Runaway you get two stories in one. Honor Bright, a young Quaker girl decides to emigrate to America with her sister rather than stay in 1850’s Dorset where the man she thought she was to marry decides on another partner. She’s Chevalier’s first runaway and her attempts to settle in a frontiers town farming community in Ohio make for a powerful narrative.

her duty to the family she marries into threatens to take her in a different direction. It’s a fascinating story – the quilting Quakers of Ohio don’t emerge from it with their reputation enhanced; but there’s some good bits of historical background – as you’d expect from the author of The Girl with the Pearl Earring and five other historical novels.

Some of the most powerful characters are not those from a The other runaway is a slave religious background. Belle the woman escaping through the milliner and her slave hunter “underground railroad” from the brother Donavan bound out of the subjugation of life in the Southern page and Chevalier makes you states to freedom in Canada. As a sympathise with Honor’s dilemma although woman who finds slavery morally and you might feel that she needs a good shove emotionally repugnant, Honor’s conscience sometimes. pushes her towards helping those slaves she comes into contact with including “the last The story ends with a new beginning runaway” - the one who changes her life. But – maybe a story Chevalier will return to?

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Out and About


A daily guide to some of the local clubs and groups in your area Monday 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 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 ARK Youth Theatre Drama Club - 5pm until 6pm (610yrs) & 6:15pm until 7:15pm (11-16yrs). Contact Ashton on 07532 014318 or

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 - 10am-11.30am. 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. Luncheon Club - at Swanwick Methodist Church, Derbys Road, Swanwick. DE55 1AB. Contact Gill on 01773 607860 for more details.

Wednesday 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 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 Alfreton Town Juniors U14’s - 7-8pm at Somerlea Park astro pitch, call Ben on 07972 927236 for more info.

Wednesday Watchorn Tots Parent and Toddler Group Watchorn Church, Derby Road, Alfreton. Term time 10am - 11.30am Contact Judith - 01773 526012 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. 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

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 Andy on 07811 227720. Alfreton Society of Painters - 7pm- 9pm at Pennytown Court Community Rooms. Visit for more info. Alfreton Male Voice Choir Rehearsals - 6:45pm at Palmer Morewood Social Club, Hall Street. New members welcome. Contact Stan Green 01773 833391.

Friday Swanwick Absolute Beginners (jogging group) Swanwick Primary School at 9am. (term time only) Contact Jackie on 07966 603710. ( 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. Riddings WI - meet on the 3rd Friday of each month at Hathersage Drive Community Centre, Leabrooks. 7 -9pm. New Members welcome. Contact Marion on 01773 607104 for more info.



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

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


AVRUFC Junior Section Coaching - 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. Table Top Sale - Riddings Park community Centre on the first Sunday of each month. Doors open at 10am. Call Pat on 01773 541794 to book a table and for more info. Greenwood Archery - Meet at Swanwick Pentrich Road Football Club on Highfield Road at 10am. Call Simone on 01773 602605 for more details. Alfreton Heritage Trust - The Heritage Chapel on Rodgers Lane is open between 2 & 4pm. Visitors are welcome to browse & test the knowledge of Trust members. Contact Rachel Walker on 01773 832349 or visit for more info.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO INCLUDE YOUR NON-PROFIT MAKING GROUP IN FUTURE EDITIONS, PLEASE E-MAIL 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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Football Training From 5 years old Leabrooks Juniors Football Club are looking for players to come and join their training sessions and create teams for 2014/15 season. Come along and have some fun whatever your ability. All sessions are held by CRB checked Level 1 coaches.

Training on Wednesday and Thursday evenings.

Players required for under 8’s & 14’s for the 2014/15 season. Also looking for team coaches, fully accredited training provided. L.J.F.C – Dedicated to Junior Football For further details contact:- Russell Hine - 01773 540473 / 07974 491973 or E-Mail:


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Gardeners Calendar - February


It might not feel like it, but the garden is starting to come to life about now, so there’s plenty to do. Cover strawberry plants with fleece to help earlier fruiting. Plant bare root raspberries and prune existing plants back to one inch above ground level. You should also be pruning gooseberries and blueberries before the end of the month. Cut back ornamental grasses which you left for winter colour/ structure. Plus lots of summer flowering leaf-dropping shrubs, such as buddleia, hydrangea, hardy fuchsias and lavatera can be pruned now. – But don’t prune spring flowering shrubs – leave till after they’ve flowered.

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This Jiu-Jitsu club was founded in 1991 in the Chesterfield area by John Rake and he still runs clubs in Chesterfield, Derby, Mansfield and now Alfreton. Jiu-Jitsu is a fantastic self-defence martial art for kids of all ages, whether you want to learn self-defence, improve your fitness or simply meet like minded people, this is the club for you. The classes are mixed but John and Darren make time for each individual and split the class into adults and kids, as you will learn different combative skills as an adult. You could also enter competitions or just work through your belts. Everything is tailored for you to work within your own limits, so come along and give it a try. Why do Jiu-Jitsu? Some benefits from learning the art include: Self Confidence Fitness Respect towards other people Peace of mind Meet new people Self defence Working towards tournaments We look forward to seeing you at: Alfreton Leisure Centre Church Street, Alfreton, Derbyshire, DE55 7BD Darren Kershaw 2nd Dan

Everyone welcome First Lesson FREE Then ÂŁ4 each lesson From 7 till 8pm every Wednesday evening President Professor Kyoju John Rake 8th Dan Jiu-jitsu Founder member, chief instructor and consultant to E.M.J.J.A.

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Guess who’s frack? Gary is gassing on again about energy bills this month and is ready to lead a crusade. Will you join him?

I cannot believe that I was censored last month, what is the world coming to? If you want to see the full piece I’ve put it on a blog with the rest of my columns at Some of you got hot under the collar with my story on fracking, well Mr Cameroon must have read it, because he now seems to be all for it by offering a bung to local councils if they allow the little frackers to start drilling in the greenbelt. This brings me neatly round to energy bills, have your wages doubled in the last 10 years? I thought not. Your gas and electric bills have though, all down to supply and demand and investing in the infrastructure, blah, blah. It surely couldn’t be anything to do with profiteering or executive bonuses. No that’s a ridiculous thing to say. What does the Government suggest to help? Well apart from putting an extra jumper on, their wheeze is to get a French company to build a nuclear power station financed with Chinese cash. The best PR has come from British Gas, who after announcing a 9.2% rise sent out a press release saying that they were 'committed to keeping Britain warm this winter'. I bet they bloody are.

I had the idea of organising a protest and stop paying the bills, but a friend of mine said that this would just increase the number of bailiffs in the country; his idea was for everyone to switch to the same supplier, making the rest of them either bankrupt or forced into lowering their prices. Now the friend in question, Adam Sollitt is not known as one of the great political theorists of our time, or as a potential winner of the Nobel peace prize for economics, but he just may have a good idea with his proposal. Get in touch if you want to join him in his crusade. One of the consequences of the high fuel prices is that I've turned into the man I never wanted to become, I find myself wandering around the house turning lights off, I complain to my daughter that she has the bath too full and tell the eldest son off for turning the fire on in a morning. If you know me you'll know that I'm not tight, careful maybe but definitely not tight, so all of this has upset me somewhat. What really gets my goat is that in my house there are never less than 2 dozen different things on charge, and that’s another thing is it beyond the wit of man to ensure that each gadget is designed to fit the same charger? I could go on, it's driving me mad, bring on the spring.

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

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Pet Care & Supplies Pawz 22 Seals Fodder Room 14/15 Plastering Complete Plastering


Events/Community Services Alfreton B us. Club 17 Christ Church Ironville 26 EMJJA 24 Leabrooks Juniors FC 22 SNAP Offices 21 Swanwick WI 21

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Gardener / Handyman Cutting Edge 23 Home/Interiors & Design Arctic Interiors 5

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Christ Church Ironville Presents

Grand February Clearout Saturday 8th February from 10:30am in Ironville Church Hall Lots of stalls selling a wide range of quality goods. Please let us have any unwanted household items to sell. Anything considered with collection available. Alternatively, stalls are available at ÂŁ5/stall. Refreshments available

Call David on 01773 605447 for more information. All proceeds in aid of the Church Decoration & Renovation project.

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Swanwick, Riddings, Leabrooks and Somercotes edition - February 2014  
Swanwick, Riddings, Leabrooks and Somercotes edition - February 2014  

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