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Dec 2019 / Jan 2020
Wheelgate or TwinLakes family day out tickets Tickets for Joseph at The Winding Wheel Theatre
Christmas gift ideas from local businessess
Tickets for ‘The Anastasia Files’ at Hasland Playhouse
Merry Christmas everyone and a happy and successful new year!
What’s on guide & community news • Updates from local businesses Hasland Playhouse theatre review • Chesterfield Theatre news Fitness and weight loss tips • Local sports updates • and lots more..... Cover photograph by Hasland Photographer Simon Bernacki ‐ see his ad inside.
4200 copies distributed to homes and businesses in Hasland and surrounding area
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C hristmas Menu at The Riverside
Book now on 01246 550398
Bookings available on weekdays from 24th November to 24th December
Starter Paté served with melba toast and salad garnish Winter vegetable soup served with a bread roll Melon fan served with parmesan ham
We still have some availability for
Festive roast dinner with a choice of meats, potatoes, vegetables and all the trimmings Poached salmon with a choice of various potatoes and fresh vegetables Vegetarian nut roast with a choice of various potatoes, vegetables and all the trimmings
Dessert Christmas Pudding served with brandy sauce New York Cheesecake served with fruit coulis Cheese Board - a selection of Cheese & Biscuits
1 course £10.95 2 courses £14.95 3 courses £18.95 Christmas Eve Family Disco Starts at 1pm
Includes a special visit from Santa Claus
FREE toy for each child
The Riverside www.riversidechesterfield.co.uk
New Year’s Eve Family Disco Starts at 7pm
Everyone welcome Open 12pm-Midnight every day
Hollis Lane, Chesterfield S41 7RE email@example.com
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Welcome to Hasland Magazine December is here! It’s my favourite time of year and I can’t wait for Christmas and the children being oﬀ school. As the magazine went to press the cold weather and rain had certainly arrived in force.
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This issue is crammed with activities and events that are happening over the festive season. The What’s On Guide is spilling out of it’s new four page format thanks to everyone keeping in touch to let me know what’s happening. There are some great businesses advertising this issue, including a brand new Hasland project ‐ Pottery Bee, ideal for keeping the kids happy over the winter. Other companies advertising with us for the ﬁrst time this issue include The Galleon Steakhouse, The Sitwell Arms, Howdens Trade Kitchens, Places Gym, Hasland Security Services, Bernacki Photography, Lords Rooﬁng, Adam’s Happy Eggs, Cafe Network and Chunky Oak Designs. Thanks so much to our regular advertisers too. Please support our local shops and traders and let them know if you have seen their ad in the magazine. The magazine continues to be possible because of them. I hope you enjoy the photographs in this issue. We have a page showcasing the winners of the recent BigLocal Photography competition as well as some amazing images of Chatsworth captured by our writer, Scott Antcliﬀe. The cover photo for this issue is by Hasland photographer Simon Bernacki, you can see his ad inside too. The young people of Hasland have been busy lately. Our local young poet Kenzi has opened a poetry evening in Derby alongside poet and writer Henry Normal and the Hasland Junior School football teams have been thriving. The scouts, cubs, beavers, guides, rangers, brownies and rainbows took part in the Hasland and Grassmoor remembrance events. I have also discovered that there is a thriving junior bowling league held at Chesterﬁeld Bowl every Saturday morning ‐ more info inside. Don’t forget to enter our competitions to win theatre tickets and a family day out!
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Fitness classes, what’re they all about?
How many of us have almost tried a ﬁtness class? Come on; you’ve signed up, thought about it some more and backed out at the last minute because it’s something too new, you’re not sure if it’s for you, or you think there’ll be too many people there who may well laugh at you. It happens more often than you realise – but ﬁtness classes are one of the best methods of working out. Seriously. Designed to either get your heart racing to burn calories, or practice mindfulness to reenergise yourself; classes are also a sociable place to be – a place where you don’t need to think about what you can do next, because the instructor already has that covered for you.
How do they help? Joining a ﬁtness class – and then going – ensures you keep on track with your ﬁtness journey and can beneﬁt from learning new routines or methods of exercise. Surrounding yourself with like‐minded individuals all doing the same thing as you can be empowering. Group ﬁtness classes often have individuals motivating one another to keep going or to make new friends, as you may have to partner up for some exercise routines.
New to exercise or a gym environment? Fitness classes mean you don’t have to think of a plan or, you don’t have to make sudden changes if a piece of equipment isn’t available. Each class, from Body Pump through to Pilates, is designed, structured and led by an instructor – real time or virtual. Not only will you be guided through the 30 to 60‐minute set, you’ll be shown if you need to improve on your
posture, increase your weight and even shown how to safely cool‐down post workout. These factors are great for ﬁrst‐time gym‐goers, or if you’re new to exercise.
Add variety! It’s so very easy to get stuck into the same old workout routine or swim session. Often when this happens, people stop going to the gym or swimming, when they could be looking at new ways to move to the next stage of their ﬁtness journey. Whether you’re looking to increase your cardio, discover how you can stretch out your body more or just need a break from the same old thing – classes will add a touch of variety to your life. Not just that – they’re always fun! Take a look at the range of ﬁtness classes available from Places Gym and join in for free with a free 5‐day pass. You can even bring along a friend for free, if you don’t want to face it alone for the ﬁrst time. For more information about the classes available at Places Gym visit placesgymchesterﬁeld.org. Places Gym, Sheﬃeld Road, Chesterﬁeld, S41 8LF T. 01246 203067 E. enquiries@placesgymchesterﬁeld.org
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Hasland Magazine Nature’s Beauty ‐ Shaunie Slack
Overgrown Colliery Wheel ‐ Rob Whitehead
The Hidden Sun Forest ‐ Mia Archibald Sunset Discovery ‐ Mia Archibald
St Paul’s Church Windows Illuminated ‐ Nick Rhodes
Grassland Hasmoor Big Local Photographic Competition The results of Grassland Hasmoor Big Local Amateur Photographic Competition 2019 were announced on Tuesday 24th September at Hasland Working Men’s Club. Competition was ﬁerce and the judges found it extremely diﬃcult to choose the eventual winners. Prizes were awarded as ‘Love to Shop’ vouchers as follows: 1st prize ‐ £100, 2nd prize £50, 3rd prize £25 and overall winner £50. 1st prize winner in the junior category was Shaunie Slack for ‘Nature’s Beauty’ and in the adult category Rob Whitehead with ‘Overgrown Colliery Wheel’. Fields of Gold ‐ Lucas Mason The overall winner chosen by public vote during the evening was’ The Hidden Sun Forest’ by Mia Archibald. Nick Rhodes took 2nd place in the adult category with ‘St Paul’s Church Windows Illuminated’ and Lucas Mason took 2nd place in the junior category with ‘Fields of Gold’. 3rd prize winners were Mick Arnold in the adult category with ‘Flower Artichoke’ and Mia Archibald in the junior category for ‘Sunset Discovery’. The event ended with an announcement that the 2020 competition opened immediately with the closing date midnight, 31st July 2020. The competition attracted 39 entries and many of them will be included in a Grassland Hasmoor Big Local calendar which will soon be available. Please check their website www.grasslandhasmoor.co.uk for further details or contact Karin ‐ email@example.com; or Dallas ‐ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Well done to all!
Flower Artichoke ‐ Mick Arnold
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What’s Going On?
Got a local event you need to shout about? Email: email@example.com to include it in the December/ January issue. 28th November Coﬀee, Tea & IT ‐ Digital Devices for beginners. Big Local sessions ‐ Hasland Working Mens Club 10am‐12noon. Call 01246 239897 for more info. 28th November RNLI Coﬀee Morning Fundraiser Rose Theatre, Rose Hill, Chesterﬁeld from 9.30am‐12.30pm. RNLI Gifts and raﬄe. 30th November Live Music ‐ The G‐Men Soul Band Hasland Working Men’s Club ‐ 9pm. 6th December Comedy Night Hasland Working Men’s Club ‐ 8pm. Ticketed event. A Fantastic evening of comedy with Tiny Tim's Adventures and 2 more brilliant acts for just £10 7th December Complete Madness Hasland WMC ‐ 9pm. Ticketed event. Free to members, £10 non members. 8th December Guided Walking Tour of Spital Cemetery 1‐2pm. Meet at the bottom entrance on Hady Hill. Suggested donation of £5 welcome. For more info and to book email Margaret: firstname.lastname@example.org. 13th December Northern Soul Hasland WMC ‐ 8pm. Everyone Welcome. 14th December Christmas Family Cinema Hasland WMC ‐ Doors open 1.30pm. Film shown at 2pm. 14th December Swear Box Hasland WMC ‐ 9pm. 14th December Spital Cemetery Gardening Group 10am‐12.30pm. Meet at the Tool House near the top entrance. New members always welcome. Email Liz for more info: email@example.com. 15th December Children’s Christmas Party Hasland WMC. Members children free, £2 non members children. 12noon ‐ 3pm. 20th December Chesterﬁeld Co‐operative Choral Society Christmas Concert. St Leonard’s Mission, Spital S41 0HE. Tickets £10. Visit Spital Arts Facebook page, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01246 220741. Doors open at 7.00, event starts at 7.30. Refreshments (including cake) are provided. 21st December The Bohemians Hasland WMC 9pm. Top Queen tribute act, members free £10 non members. 24th December Platinum Rocks Hasland WMC ‐ 9pm. 28th December Vyndictive Hasland WMC ‐ 9pm. 31st December The Moode Hasland WMC ‐ 9pm. 4th January Dekota Hasland WMC ‐ 9pm. 10th January Northern Soul Hasland WMC ‐ 8pm. Everyone welcome. 11th January Family Cinema Hasland WMC ‐ Doors open 1.30pm. Film shown at 2pm. 11th January Dosh Hasland WMC ‐ 9pm. 11th January Spital Cemetery Gardening Group 10am‐12.30pm. Meet at theTool House near the top entrance. New members always welcome. Email Liz for more info: email@example.com. 12th January Guided Walking Tour of Spital Cemetery 1‐2pm. Meet at the bottom entrance on Hady Hill. Suggested donation of £5 welcome. For more info and to book email Margaret: firstname.lastname@example.org. 6
18th January Wildest Dreams Hasland WMC ‐ 9pm. 25th January The Graduates Hasland WMC ‐ 9pm. 31st January Ian McMillan and Tony Husband ‐ A Cartoon History of Here. St Leonard’s Mission, Spital S41 0HE. Tickets £15. Visit Spital Arts Facebook page, email email@example.com or call 01246 220741. Doors open at 7.00, event starts at 7.30. Refreshments (including cake) are provided. 1st February Uncle Salty UK Hasland WMC ‐ 9pm. EVERY MONDAY HIIT Interval Training for Women with Manda Croft’s Fitness. Hasland Methodist Church at 6.45pm. Visit www.movewithmumma.co.uk. Badminton Hasland Hall School 7.30‐9pm ‐ Term time ‐ Contact Margaret Link 07976 365678 or 01246 235665 Zumba Hasland Methodist Church Hall 7‐8pm ‐ Natalie 07702 027451 Ringcraft Dog Club Hasland Village Hall ‐ 7.30‐10.30pm ‐ Mrs Cost 01246 235826. Brownies Hasland Youth Centre ‐ 5‐6.30pm ‐ www.girlguiding.org Walking for Health in Hasland 2nd Monday of the month ‐ 10am ‐ 01246 239897 NB Dance Academy Hasland Junior School • 4:30‐5:15pm Ages 3‐6 Years • 5:15‐6:00pm Ages 7‐12 Years • Contact 07779 283033 or Facebook ‘NB Dance Academy ‐Hasland’. Modern, Ballet, Tap, Acrobatics, Street Dance, Lyrical & Musical Theatre. Regular exam and competition entry’s or just for fun. Danceworks Chesterﬁeld Hasland Methodist Church ‐ Children’s Musical Theatre 4.20‐5.20pm. Contact Elly on 07399 503888. Hampton Painting Group 12‐3 pm at Hasland Methodist Church. Contact Gloria Harrison on 01246 231381. Zumba Hasland Working Mens Club ‐ 12.30pm‐1.30pm JuJitsu Hasland Working Mens Club 6.30pm‐9.30pm Bingo & Meat Raﬄe Hasland Hotel Bar 7.30pm First Monday of each month Tuesday if it’s a Bank Holiday: Stay, Play & Chat Coﬀee Mornings ‐ Mary Poppins Nursery ‐ access via York Street. Bring your under 5’s to play whilst you enjoy coﬀee and cake. 9.45am‐11am. Last Monday of each month: Community lunch ‐ Hasland Methodist Church 12noon‐1.30pm EVERY TUESDAY Friendship Group for Men Hasland Methodist Church ‐ 2‐4pm Eastwood Park Petanque Club Eastwood Park (behind the tennis courts) 10am‐12noon ‐ contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call Peter or Janet on 01246 550392. Zumba Gold Hasland Methodist Church 11.30am‐12.30pm. Louise Berry ‐ Tel: 07790 338091 Community Choir Hasland Hall School (term time) 7pm‐8.30pm. Christina McKechnie 0776 3308773.
Hasland ‘Stay & Play’ Group 9.30‐11.00am Hasland Youth Centre. Free to attend. For ages 0‐5years. A variety of diﬀerent toys for the children. Activities include baby corner, storytime, singing, messy play and craft. You are welcome to bring your own snack. Term‐time only. 1st Hasland Brownies Hasland Methodist Church ‐ 6‐7.15pm ‐ www.girlguiding.org Guides Hasland Methodist Church ‐ 7‐8.45pm www.girlguiding.org Brownies Hasland Youth Centre ‐ 6‐7.30pm www.girlguiding.org Guides Hasland Youth Centre ‐ 7.30‐9pm www.girlguiding.org Chesterﬁeld Garland Dancers 7.30pm Methodist Church, Jawbones Hill S40 2EN. All welcome ‐ dancers and musicians ‐ contact enquiry@chesterﬁeldgarland.org. Hasland Community FC Mini Kickers Eastwood Park. For ages 4‐6. £3 per session. visit www.haslandcfc.co.uk. Set Tuesdays: Mobile Library Eastwood Park Drive 1.50‐3.20pm 17th Dec, 21st Jan, 18th Feb. Every Third Tuesday: 7.30pm Peak Railway Association Hasland Working Mens Club EVERY WEDNESDAY Buggy Fitness 11am Eastwood Park. Visit www.movewithmumma.co.uk. Line Dancing Evening ‐ Hasland Working Men’s Club 7.30‐10pm. Tel: 07750 669520 Ashfriend Bereavement Group ‐ 1‐3pm ‐ Val Gormon 01246 229329 Pilates Hasland Methodist Church ‐ 6.20pm for Improvers / Intermediate & 7.30pm for Beginners / Improvers ‐ Jill ‐ 07957 566704 / email@example.com. Rainbows Hasland Youth Centre ‐ 5.45‐7.00pm ‐ www.girlguiding.org Wednesday Youth Club Hasland Youth Centre ‐ 7‐9pm Hasland Hangout Hasland Methodist Church 3‐5pm (term time) ‐ see ad opposite. Derbyshire Unemployed Workers Centre Drop in. The Big Local Hub, 2 Penmore Business Centre. 1.30‐3.30pm. Welfare rights and advice. Big Local Senior Citizens IT Queries 3rd & 4th Thursday of each month. Support with your IT Queries. Bring your own device along. £1 donation for cuppa and biscuits. Call 07759 795927 for more information. Slimming World 5.30pm & 7.30pm at Hasland Methodist Church ‐ Lynda 07938 021797
EVERY THURSDAY FITCLUB Circuit Training 7‐8pm ‐ Hasland Hall School Gym ‐ Kat Burton 07955 353186 Hasland Humming Bees Parent & Toddler Group ‐ Hasland Baptist Church Hall 9.30‐11am. First child £2, siblings £1 inc refreshments. Facebook: Hasland Humming Bees. Slimming World Hasland Methodist Church ‐ 9am‐11am ‐ Lynda 07938 021797 Pilates Hasland Methodist Church ‐ 11am‐12noon ‐ Jane Biggin Tel: 07773 516334 Mums & Tinies Toddler Group Hasland Youth Centre 9.15‐11.15am during term time. £1.50 per adult accompanying a child or children including drinks and snacks. Suitable for babies and pre‐school children. Toys, books, crafts & singing. Childminders, Grans, Dads all welcome! Tel: Viv on 07989 374981 Rainbows Hasland Youth Centre ‐ 5.30‐6.45pm ‐ www.girlguiding.org Walking for health in Hasland 4th Thursday of the month ‐ 10am ‐ 01246 239897 Yoga Hasland Methodist Church ‐ 7pm‐8.15pm. Contact Rachel Longmate 07850 055803 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Quiz Bingo Hasland Working Mens Club ‐ 9.45‐10.45pm Big Local Senior Citizens Working Group. 10am‐12 noon. Chair based exercise and generation games. 1st & 3rd Thursday of each month at Grassmoor Methodist Church. 2nd & 4th Thursday of each month at Hasland Working Mens Club. Call 07759 795927 for more information. Eastwood Park Petanque Club Eastwood Park (behind the tennis courts) 10am‐12noon ‐ contact email@example.com or call Peter or Janet on 01246 550392. Asian Association of Chesterﬁeld Lunch Club 11am‐4pm. Unit 3 Penmore Business Centre. asianassociation@OBTmail.com Poker Hasland Hotel Bar ‐ 7pm EVERY FRIDAY Buggy Fitness 11am at Eastwood Park. Visit www.movewithmumma.co.uk. Beavers, Cubs & Scouts Hasland Youth Centre ‐ 5.30‐9.30pm. Call Richard on 07713 833465 Bingo & Play Your Cards Right Hasland Working Mens Club (not the 2nd Friday each month)
Every other Wednesday Ladies Circle ‐ Hasland Methodist Church ‐ 7.30‐10pm. A variety of speakers, outings and meals throughout the year. Margie Hodgkin 01246 823795
1st Friday of each month Chesterﬁeld Stroke Group 2‐4pm St. Thomas Church Centre, Brampton. Tel: 07797 284885. Email: chesterﬁeldstrokegroup@yahoo.com. A peer support group to help stroke survivors (and carers) make the best recovery they can. 2nd Friday of each month Northern Soul Night with Dave Manlove Hasland Working Mens Club 8pm‐12am.
Every other Wednesday Crafty Chit Chat ‐ Hasland Methodist Church 7‐10pm ‐ Friendly, welcome group. Angela Goggins 01246 203035
EVERY SATURDAY Danceworks Chesterﬁeld Hasland Methodist Church ‐ Children’s Tap, Ballet, Modern & Acro. Call Elly on 07399 503888.
First Wednesday of each month Nightingale Ladies Probus ‐ 10am ‐ The Old House, Loundsley Green. Coﬀee and a speaker (Ladies over 50). Call Joanne on 01246 850149
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What’s Going On? Coﬀee Shop at Wesley’s ‐ Hasland Methodist Church ‐ 9.30am‐12.30pm. A variety of homemade cakes and refreshments. All welcome. Angela Goggins ‐ Tel: 01246 203035 Live Music from 9pm, Bingo & Play Your Cards Right ‐ Hasland Working Mens Club 1st & 3rd Saturday each month: Bharatanatyam Classes ‐ Asian Association of Chesterﬁeld 01246 297452. EVERY SUNDAY Junior Church (3+years) ‐ Hasland Methodist Church ‐ 10.30am ‐ Mrs Val Davies 01246 850305 Eastwood Park Petanque Club Eastwood Park (behind the tennis courts) 10am‐12noon. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call Peter or Janet on 01246 550392. Quiz from 9pm, Bingo & Play Your Cards Right ‐ Hasland Working Mens Club
Something not right? Something to add? email@example.com.
Chesterﬁeld Childrens Centre’s
‘Stay & Play’ at Hasland Youth Centre Tuesdays 9.30am‐11.00am For ages 0‐5 years Term‐time only Free to attend You are welcome to bring your own snack.
We need volunteers to run our group Interested? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Issue 7 competition winners Twinlakes or Wheelgate Family ticket ‐ J Catton • A Brief History of Women ‐ B Arnold Panto at The Pomegranate ‐ J Tanner • Toast at The Pomegranate ‐ L Casamassa Hays Travel Experience Voucher ‐ K Watson
Spare Thyme Community Allotment Project Come along and join us, whatever your age or gender. Share the gardening AND the produce. No gardening experience necessary…all tools and equipment provided. We aim to grow what you would like to eat! We are coming to the end of our ﬁrst season and preparing the ground for the winter and planting next spring.
For more info call Philip on 01246 239897. Sponsored by DCC 5 Ways to Wellbeing and Grassland Hasmoor – Big Local
Senior Citizens Working Group Chair based exercise and generation games in Hasland and Grassmoor each Thursday from 10am‐12noon (details below).
Unemployed HANGOUT Workers Centre
Hasland Methodist Church
Every Wednesday in term time 3‐5pm Drop in after school for games and refreshments 3pm‐5pm Youth worker with DBS check present at the club. Children in Year 6 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
HASLAND DROP IN DUWC are a busy advice service covering North and East Derbyshire providing Welfare Rights Advice Services.
Coffee Shop at Wesley’s
They provide free and independent welfare rights advice and representation, as well as campaigning for the rights of those who are unemployed, on a low income or sick, injured or disabled by their work.
Hasland Methodist Church Saturdays 9.30am ‐ 12.30pm A variety of homemade cakes & refreshments including light snacks and a choice of teas, coﬀees & squash served in a friendly relaxed atmosphere. Children made welcome
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We thank the teams of volunteers, who serve every Saturday, and we always welcome any new helpers
Friends of Hasland Community Hub & Grassland Hasmoor Big Local are proud to announce
Family Cinema on the 14th December (showing a popular Christmas ﬁlm) & 11th January at Hasland Working Men’s Club. Access via community entrance on Hasland Road.
Doors open at 1.30pm. A ‘U’ or ‘PG’ certiﬁcate ﬁlm will be shown at 2pm. The ﬁlm title will be advertised inside HWMC. Vouchers will be available on the door for £2 to exchange for refreshments. No entry without a refreshment voucher. A group voucher is available for £8 to admit up to 5. Under 12's to be accompanied by over 17's. Under 3 year olds are free. Only three under 12's to be accompanied by one over 17.
Welfare Beneﬁts & Tax Credits Completion of claim forms Representation at Beneﬁt tribunals Liaising with the Department of Work and Pensions, Inland Revenue and Local Authorities • Take up campaigns • On‐site redundancy advice.
The team hold a
FREE DROP IN SESSION EVERY WEDNESDAY FROM 1.30‐3.30pm at The Big Local Hub, Unit 2 Penmore Business Centre, Hasland Road, Hasland S41 OSJ. You can also ﬁnd them at Grassmoor Community Centre, New Street S42 5EL Thursdays from 10.00am ‐ 12.00pm.
Their telephone Helpline is 01246 231441. Visit www.duwc.org.uk. DUWC is funded by Chesterﬁeld Borough Council and North East Derbyshire District Council, as well as many Town and Parish Councils throughout Derbyshire.
Coﬀee, Tea & IT Digital devices for beginners: Laptops, ipads, phones 4th Thursday of the month 10am‐12noon at Hasland Working Mens Club
24th October & 28th November Also 3rd Thursday of the month 10am‐12noon at Grassmoor Methodist Church & community hub. 17th October & 21st November If you are interested in getting involved with the Big Local Fund, please get in touch by contacting our Support Workers: Dallas ‐ call 07825 183569 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Karin ‐ call 07825 294346 Email: Karin.email@example.com 7
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What’s Going On?
THE BRIDGE INN BLUES AWAY TRAVEL
Christmas Tree Festival Hasland Methodist Church
30th November to 7th December Over 20 Trees on display which can be viewed each day as follows:
Saturday 30th November 9.30am‐4pm Sunday 1st December 1pm‐4pm Monday 2nd ‐ Thursday 5th December 12pm‐4pm Friday 6th December 12pm‐7pm Saturday 7th December 9.30am‐4pm (Coﬀee Shop open both Saturdays) Festival Ends On 7th December with morning refreshments in the coﬀee shop and an afternoon tea from 2‐4pm. Thanks to Hasland Businesses and Residents for their support. All proceeds will go to local charities
Eastwood Park Petanque Club
Anyone welcome, the ﬁrst three sessions are free. No experience or equipment is necessary. Sessions take place on Tuesday mornings 10am‐12noon, Thursday mornings 10am‐12 noon and Sunday mornings 10am ‐ 12noon. In the Spring and Summer they meet on a Wednesday evening from 6pm‐8pm. Contact them via Facebook ‘Eastwood Park Petanque Club’ or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call Peter or Janet on 01246 550392. Situated behind the tennis courts in Eastwood Park. 8
We have been running coaches to every Chesterﬁeld FC game since August 2009. We also arrange weekend trips for two or three games per season. You can always be assured of a friendly welcome and a good day out. For information please contact Paul or Kimberley by private message through Facebook or on 07722 878620.
Upcoming trips: Torquay United Saturday 21st December 2019 Departure: 6:30 am, Price: A: £32, U16: £16 FC Halifax Town ‐ Saturday 28th December 2019 Departure: 10:00 am, Price: A: £16 U16: £8 Solihull Moors ‐ Wednesday 1st January 2020 Departure: 12:00 pm, Price: A: £16, U16: £8 Eastleigh ‐ Saturday 18th January 2020 Departure: 7:30 am, Price: A: £30, U16: £15 Torquay weekend Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd December 2019, two nights bed and breakfast and transport to the game on Saturday is £150. Ramsgate weekend (for the Dover Athletic game) Friday 13th to Sunday 15th March 2020, two nights bed and breakfast and transport to the game on Saturday is £160.
Christmas at the WMC Hasland Working Men’s Club has a wide variety of events and entertainment over the festive period including: Saturday 14th December ‐ Family cinema showing a Christmas ﬁlm Sunday 15th December ‐ Children's Christmas Party 12noon ‐ 3pm. Santa will be in his Grotto here at the Working Men’s Club with a gift for all the children present. Why not come and enjoy dancing, food and games. All children attending must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Free to Members Children on production of a Club Membership Card. Non Members £2.00. We are also looking forward to some great bands playing a range of music including two great tribute bands ‘Complete Madness' the UK's no.1 tribute to the Nutty Boys and 'The Bohemiens', the world's most exciting Queen tribute band. We also have a great comedy night coming up with 3 great comedians, including the internet sensation 'Tiny Tim's Adventures'. We now have up to 6 real cask ales along with a traditional hand pulled cider to get you into the festive spirit.
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What’s Going On?
Snow wardens wanted
A Big Happy 1st Birthday to our gorgeous boy
Woody Evans on the 19th December! What an amazing 1st year it’s been!
Lots of love, Mamma & Dadda xx
We are looking for volunteers to help keep footpaths clear in the event of heavy snowfall. We will provide volunteers with training and equipment, including snow shovels and gloves. As well as clearing footpaths, snow wardens also provide information on local conditions, act as a single point of contact and monitor and report empty grit bins. For more information, please contact Sam Sherlock, senior emergency planning oﬃcer on (01246) 345407 or email sam.sherlock@chesterﬁeld.gov.uk.
Dementia support sessions now available Inspire Health patients with Dementia and their families and carers can now book an appointment with our local Dementia Support Worker to discuss any problems or concerns.
Avenue House Surgery 109 Saltergate, S40 1LE
Hasland Medical Centre 1 Jepson Road, Hasland, S41 0NZ
Hasland Surgery 82 St Philips Drive, Hasland, S41 0RG
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KIDS RUNNING CLUB Tuesdays 5.15-6pm Sharley Park Leisure Centre Wednesdays 5.15-6pm Chesterfield FC Saturdays 9am-10am - meet varies Suitable for ages 6-15
ADULTS RUNNING CLUB Tuesdays 6.30-7.15pm Sharley Park Leisure Centre Mondays & Weds 6.30-7.15pm Chesterfield FC Both friendly clubs are suitable for all ages and all are welcome.
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We connect people A fast paced, fun, affordable and memorable way of business networking with really worthwhile benefits. Meetings are held at Chesterfield Community Hub at the Proact Stadium from 7.15am - 9.30am and costs £10 including breakfast and refreshments. Friday 29th November • Friday 20th December • Friday 24th January
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Treecycle What do you do with your real tree after Christmas? For a suggested minimum donation of £15, we will remove and recycle your real Christmas tree from your front door! ashgatehospicecare.org.uk/treecycle
Telephone: 01246 567250
Collections will take place from S18, S40, S41, S42 and S43 postcodes on Tuesday 7th, Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th January.
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THE GALLEON STEAKHOUSE We would love to welcome you to the Galleon Steakhouse where you can relax and unwind in our modern, contemporary bar and restaurant. We aim to make your night special, whatever the occasion. Our team pride ourselves on our high quality of food, service and attention to detail to ensure your experience leaves you wanting to come back for more!! We offer a great variety of steaks, ranging in size depending on how hungry you are, as well as many other choices including vegetarian and vegan options. Our chef will be happy to cook your perfect steak for you, or why not enjoy cooking your own on the Hot Lava Stone at your table. 48 St Mary’s Gate, Chesterfield S41 7TH Tel: 01246 559065 www.thegalleonsteakhouse.co.uk Open every day for dinner 5pm-late. Lunch & dinner Friday-Sunday 12noon - late.
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LouLou’s Hair Salon proudly celebrates 30 years in business The salon has been a ﬁxture on Mansﬁeld Road since Louise Brocklehurst opened the doors two weeks before Christmas in 1989. Louise’s daughter Chloe contacted me to ﬁll me in on her Mum’s long and successful hairdressing career and to tell me how proud she is of her lovely Mum. Louise started hairdressing as soon as she left school at the age of 16. She is originally from Walton but moved to Hasland when she was 24. She welcomed her daughter Chloe into the world on a Monday 22 years ago having locked up the salon on the Saturday before. She returned to the salon just two weeks later! Louise is also Mum to son Max aged 19. Some of Louise’s clients have been with her since she ﬁrst opened and the team are very proud of the services that they oﬀer. Louise’s husband built an extension on the salon some years ago to accommodate more clients in comfort. Louise loves all aspects of her job and truly enjoys helping her clients to feel good. Chloe told me “She’s so patient with everyone ‐ old and young, and goes above and beyond for her clients. She even picks up some of her older clients at the start of the day if they are her ﬁrst appointment and takes them home if they are the last. She loves her work and I don’t think she’ll ever retire! She’ll always be involved in the salon. Mum also loves spending time with her family, friends and pets.” “She is incredibly proud of her hardworking and loyal team at the salon. Sarah has been with her for 21 years, David for 13 and Kayleigh for 8 years. She also has a regular Saturday helper and a college student who works at the salon once a week on placement. I think that the length of time that her staﬀ have stayed with her says a lot about her character.” “I really wanted to tell everyone that I’m so proud of my Mum, she works so hard and has given us so much in life and I’m so lucky to have her. She is modest about it but I really think that 30 years is a massive achievement and deserves some recognition. Here’s to the next 30 years!” Chloe herself has been a beauty therapist for six years and has now joined her Mum in the salon oﬀering a range of beauty treatments to complement the hairdressing services.
Louise with daughter Chloe
Celebrating 30 years
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Minimum of 2 people. This offer is not available during the Christmas holidays and school holidays. Juniors are classed as 15 and below.*
This offer is for a minimum of 2 people. Food is served to your lanes during your bowling. Booking advised.This offer is not available during the Christmas holidays and school holidays.
This offer is not available during the Christmas holidays and school holidays. There is a maximum of 8 people per lane. Children are classed as 15 and below.*
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Great fun for all! Available throughout the Festive Season Booking required. Terms and conditions apply to all offers.
Storforth Lane, Hasland S40 2TU Tel: 01246 550092 www.chesterfieldbowl.com *Terms and conditions apply. Maximum of 8 people per lane. Lanes are subject to availability. Offers subject to availability and cannot be combined.
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Chesterfield Junior Bowling League THIS YEAR MARKS THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF CHESTERFIELD’S OWN JUNIOR BOWLING LEAGUE. THE LEAGUE HAS BEEN MEETING AT CHESTERFIELD BOWL SINCE 1989 AND IS STILL THRIVING. The sessions are open to anyone aged from 6‐21 years old and the managers are always on the lookout for new players. No experience is necessary, just a desire to learn to bowl. The ﬁrst four coaching sessions are even free of charge. The usual cost of the weekly coaching is just £3 and if your child chooses to join the weekly league games then the total cost is £7. The BTBA aﬃliated league session takes place from 9.30‐10.30am on Saturdays with players bowling in teams of 2. This is followed by a 1 hour coaching session. There are 3 qualiﬁed instructors available for coaching and support ‐ all are CRB checked. The group receive no formal funding so fundraising is a must. Sarah Dodson is the chief fundraiser and attends many local galas and fairs, mostly during the school summer holidays. The group also hold a Christmas Fundraiser with stalls at Chesterﬁeld Bowl and a ‘little and large’ competition run by Chesterﬁeld Bowl with teams of one adult and one child. Sharing platters are also available at the event. The group currently has 21 members, 20 of which play in the league. They also attend occasional tournaments. A few of the players are applying for the Triple Crown and one of their players, TJ, has even bowled for England. You can ﬁnd out more by visiting the team Facebook page ‘Chesterﬁeld Spires YBC’. If you are interested in giving it a try you can send them an email using the address on their page or simply pop down to the Saturday morning sessions for a chat. I really enjoyed my visit to the session, there was a great friendly atmosphere and everyone was clearly enjoying themselves. Parents need to stay with children under 16 ‐ a great excuse to visit the cafe or enjoy watching the bowling! The league season runs from September ‐ July before taking a break for the school holidays. They enjoy an awards ceremony each September to award trophies and badges from the previous season.
Players and instructors at Chesterﬁeld Bowl enjoying a league session. Find the group on Facebook at: ‘Chesterﬁeld Spires YBC’
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Heathcote Pocket Park now open
On Saturday 19th October the Mayor and Mayoress of ChesterďŹ eld, surrounded by residents from Heathcote estate; local Councillors; members of the Friends of Eastwood Park, Hasland and members of Grassland Hasmoor â€? Big Local oďŹƒcially 'opened' the new play facility at Heathcote Pocket Park.
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Drew Lillekerâ€™s sons Nathan &â€ˆAshley helping out at the NEC
Lillekerâ€™s Rainbow Car at NEC Harold Lilleker & Sons Ashgate Hospicecare Rainbow Car was honoured with a space at the National Classic Car Show 2019 at the NEC Birmingham. Drew Lilleker told me â€œThis was the perfect end to our project after building it for the ChesterďŹ eld Car to Raise Awareness and Money for Ashgate Hospicecare. The car will now go in storage until Rainbow Ribbons starts in the summer of 2020.â€?
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Gift Guide You don’t have to go far for your Christmas Shopping! Here are some ideas for fabulous gifts available locally.
£ various from Van Gemeren & Co Ltd Garden Centre Mansﬁeld Road, Winsick Call: 01246 234710
Paint a Pot Gift Voucher
from £5 ‐ £20 from Pottery Bee 349 Hasland Road, Hasland, S41 0AQ Tel: 07843 992 590
Photography Gift Voucher from £14.99 from Studio 1 Photography Penmore House, Hasland Road, Hasland Tel: 01246 203 331
1-2-1 Swimming Lessons from £22 from Swim 1‐2‐1, The Croft, Mansﬁeld Road, Mile Hill, Hasland, Chesterﬁeld S41 0JN Tel: 01246 208995
Jessica Starlight Mini
Duo Nail Set ‐ Passionate Kisses £10.50
Sleep Well Therapy Balm
in festive stocking £14.95
Berry Vogue £27.95
from The Therapy Lounge 349‐351 Hasland Road Hasland Tel: 01246 554 240
Reclaimed Oak Beam
Clocks & Lamps £ various
Unique locally crafted gifts & bespoke furniture from Chunky Oak Designs. chunkyoakdesigns Tel: David 07990 992795
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from SLVC Unit 9 Vanguard Trading Estate Hasland, S40 2TZ Tel: 01246 237428
Theme Park Annual Pass
for Robin Hood’s Wheelgate Park ‐ £40 Toddler / £46 Child or adult from Robin Hood’s Wheelgate Park White Post, Farnsﬁeld, Newark, Notts, NG22 8HX Tel: 01623 882773
Bowling Gift Vouchers available in multiples of £10 from Chesterﬁeld Bowl Storforth Lane, Hasland Call: 01246 550092
Mens Grooming Gifts
Food Gift Hampers
Dapper Dan Hair Products, Bubble Gum Styling Wax, Gift Vouchers ‐ £various
£ various from Adam's Happy Hens Farm Shop The Yews, Baslow Road, Chesterﬁeld, S42 7BH Tel: 07923 276372
from Procutz 5 Mansﬁeld Road, Hasland Call: 07837 802796
Birthday & expansion celebrations! Our gift vouchers are the ideal Christmas gift Perfect for that person in your life who never treats themselves.
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The Therapy also offers... four luxury candlelitLounge treatment rooms. • Luxury facials using ‘BeautyLab’ skincare products friendly, professional & experienced tailor treatments to your •Our Holistic massage • Make up • Nails •therapists Waxing •will Tanning needs •using the finest&quality in a calming environment. •individual Microblading Lashonly extensions LVL liftproducts • Electrolysis We forward your visit...& holistic retreat Visitlook our true tobeauty 349-351 Hasland Road, Chesterfield S41 0AQ Call 01246 554240 email@example.com www.the-therapylounge.co.uk
The Therapy Lounge team recently enjoyed double celebrations, marking the businesses 11th birthday and oﬃcially opening their salon expansion. They are now proud to oﬀer a specialist brow and lash bar plus a spray tan lounge in addition to their existing treatment areas. Owner Carly is looking forward to showcasing the new facilities to all of their clients. Pop in for a visit at 349‐351 Hasland Road, Chesterﬁeld S41 0AQ or call 01246 554240 to book your appointment.
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Paint and Bee Happy
It’s always great to see a new business launch in Hasland and I have a feeling this one is going to be extremely popular.
Pottery Painting Studio NOW OPEN IN HASLAND Choices to suit all ages and abilities
Children’s birthday party creations
We are delighted to offer a huge selection of pottery for you to choose from and have fun painting in our studio including mugs, plates, bowls, children’s figures, animals, Christmas decorations, coasters, money banks and much more. Why not capture your child’s hand or footprint on a beautiful gift or keepsake for yourself or relatives? Celebrate your occasion in our party room - from birthdays to hen parties to team building. Our children’s partys from just £12 per child and are very popular with all ages.
Come and see for yourself! Booking required for large groups
Tel: 07843 992 590 firstname.lastname@example.org Pottery Bee 349 Hasland Road, Hasland, S41 0AQ Open Tuesday-Friday 9.30am-5pm, Saturday 10am-5pm & Sunday 10am-4pm
Art lover Briony Kerr has set up a fantastic destination for all of you crafty folk out there. Hasland now has it’s very own pottery painting studio situated on Hasland Road. Pottery Bee is a dream place for children’s parties and grown up gatherings too. My own children love nothing more than getting together with their friends and enjoying a craft project so I can’t wait to take them to visit Briony. The beautiful welcoming studio has a separate party room for those special occasions. Briony oﬀers a massive range of pots to choose from as well as a vast selection of colours. She is full of ideas and inspiration if you’re struggling to get started and is always happy to help. The studio couldn’t have launched at a better time as it’s the perfect place to create a bespoke and personal Christmas gift for someone special ‐ book in during early December to have your pots ready in time. Hasland Magazine wishes Briony the best of luck with her new venture, a much needed haven for children so close to home. Pottery Bee, 349 Hasland Road, S41 0AQ. Tel: 07843 992590.
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£235 for two sessions - SAVING £50!* Microblading by our KB Pro Trained artist Includes consultation, treatment and touch up after 4-6 weeks Patch test must be done in advance - contact us to make your consultant appointment. *Until 31/01/20.
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Property specialist Alix can assess your commercial or rental property needs even if your property is unoccupied to ensure you have protection in place. Penk are not tied to any speciﬁc insurer so their only incentive when choosing a product is making sure it’s the right one for you. They can read and advise you on all the small print to ensure you are aware of your cover provided. With crime levels on the increase it’s important to know that you could get your business up and running again in the shortest time possible following an incident. Penk make it their priority to help and assist you in your time of need to get your claim registered right away with the insurer and they are always on hand to help with any questions. When renewal time comes through they will check that your product is still right for you and that the renewal price is still good value as well as conducting a market search. The team at Penk love being part of the local community. This year they are a drop oﬀ point for Peak FM’s ‘Gift a Smile at Christmas’ scheme and they have often fundraised for Ashgate Hospice and helped out with other charity events. They oﬀer apprenticeships to young people, many of whom are still part of the team. They certainly oﬀer a lot more than your average call centre! Why not give them a call to talk about your domestic or business needs on 01246 558844 or visit them at 49 ‐ 53 Chatsworth Road, S40 2AL.
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Mystery Bowling Club Photograph This photograph was sent to me by Alan Rhodes of Hasland (kindly delivered to my house by Stewart Goggins!). It is a photograph of
Eastwood Park Bowling Club at what seems to be a presentation evening. It was almost certainly taken in The Devonshire Arms in Hasland in their function room adjacent to the bar.
It is diﬃcult to put an exact date on when the photograph was taken but it was certainly before 1942 as Alan’s father is on the photo and he passed away in early 1942. Alan and Stewart would be very interested to know if any readers recognise, and can put a name to anyone on the photograph? Please email: email@example.com if you can oﬀer any information about the event or the people.
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Food happiness at Adam’s Happy Hens
Farmer Adam Higginbottom started “Adam's Happy Hens” at the age of 22. After watching his father milk the family’s dairy herd twice a day for many years, Adam decided that dairy farming wasn’t for him. After various heated discussions with his father David, he decided to diversify into chickens and free range eggs. Adam purchased his ﬁrst 40 hens in 2014 and sold his eggs from a box on the wall at the end of the farm lane on the main Baslow Road. From then on, his little business began to grow. The ﬁrst shop was built (a little wooden shed) in 2015 and Adam began to stock locally sourced products such as potatoes and honey (the shop still sells these and the bee hives can be seen dotted round the farm.) The business continued to ﬂourish and now Adam has a ﬂock of 700 birds and runs the farm shop with his partner Harriet. Adam and Harriet’s ethos is to run a friendly business providing fresh good quality produce, whilst supporting other local businesses. The farm continues to be a working farm so there is always something to see. Customers are able to see the free range chickens out in the ﬁelds and are welcome to feed the hens and the two goats Bertie and Myrtle with feed sold at the shop. There are also other animals located on the farm and around the shop including two donkeys ‐ Beatrix and Bramble, the long standing turkey Charlie, Millie the working collie dog and lots of ducks, geese and bantams. You may also bump into Whinnie and Rigsby, Adam and Harriet’s family dogs. Customers, young and old are able to see all the animals whilst getting the household essentials in a unique shopping experience. The farm shop stocks local, fresh and seasonal produce including meat, vegetables and oatcakes alongside free range eggs of course. Fresh bread, milk and dairy produce, pies and also vegan/gluten free items are also available, not forgetting the best brownies ever! Plus straw, hay, logs and kindling too! The ‘ﬁsh man’ Shaun comes on a Thursday and a local lady provides beautiful ﬂowers and bouquets. Jan the jam lady provides all the homemade preserves. It really is a great little place. If you haven’t yet been then it’s deﬁnitely worth a trip.
Open Monday - Sunday 10am-5pm
Tel: 07923 276372 Adam's Happy Hens Farm Shop adamshappyhens
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The Yews, Baslow Road, Chesterﬁeld, S42 7BH
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Remembrance Parade & Stunning centenary displays
This year Reverend Margaret Mwailu led the Hasland Remembrance parade along with Pastor John Pickering. They paraded into the park where the uniformed organisations assembled around the Cenotaph for the Act of Remembrance.
The Mess Chairman laid a wreath, followed by other members of the parade who laid their own personal wreaths. The last post was played followed by 2 mins silence, then Reveille before the Act of Commitment from Rev Margaret. The Lords Prayer was said and then the National Anthem was sung before the Blessing. The names of the soldiers on the Cenotaph were read out by leaders of the uniformed organisations. The parade marched to the church and when inside the ﬂags from each uniformed organisation were received and the service continued with a hymn. A member of the church, Gladys Gill, explained what life was like for her as a child living during the Second World War and experiencing the Sheﬃeld Blitz. She continued to share her memories with those attending the service. Senior Steward Val Gratton read from St John’s Gospel and Anne Brittain read a poem ‘We Shall Keep the Faith’. Johnathan Cooper led the service with a story to help relate the meaning of Sacriﬁce and he invited children to participate & help him to explain the story. The ﬂags were handed back to the ﬂag bearers of each organisation, then the National Anthem was sung followed by a blessing from Rev Margaret before the parade marched out of church. It was a ﬁtting tribute paid for the Act of Remembrance by the Hasland Community. Reverend Margaret commented: “We are very grateful for all who joined us for the Remembrance Service. It was good to pause together to remember all those who fought in Beautiful Poppy WW1, WW2 and subsequent wars. We are Cascade at Grassmoor Church grateful for their sacriﬁces.” Thanks to Angela Goggins for the Remembrance report.
We will remember them A fantastic display of knitted poppies also adorned the memorial this year following a great idea from Drew Lilleker to place a single poppy for each of the 116 Fallen marked on the Eastwood Park Memorial. Harold Lilleker & Sons wish to thanks Walton Knitters for making Drew’s idea come true. Drew would also like to thank Tony Brooks and friends for the other poppy tributes and to say a special thanks to Mark Gill who lead the 11‐00 silence.
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Stephen Wright proudly wearing his medal for services to the local community.
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‘The Angel Man’ ‐ Funeral Directer gets a new nickname Drew Lilleker ﬁrmly believes that adding a theme to funerals can really help children to cope during the loss of a loved one. He told me “Giving children choices really makes a diﬀerence to them at a dark time. At Lillekers we’ve had children thinking up designs for coﬃns as well as choosing theme colours for a funeral. If it helps them to cope then anything goes in my book. We recently held a funeral service themed by a love of Sheﬃeld Wednesday Football Club. We had blue and white on the horses and the family wore football shirts.” “The young man helping me get it right for his loved one on that occasion was little Josh. I met him a few times whilst working with his family and I thought he was brilliant. During this time he called me the ‘Angel Man’ and it seems to have stuck (I’ve been called worse!). It’s nice to have a reminder of helping a family and that’s what we are here for.
Thank you to our local community for their patience The team at Harold Lilleker & Sons wish to thank everyone for their help and patience during the last few weeks as they have seen the clocks go back to the past with requests for traditional horsedrawn Funerals. Until recently horses were a once a year request for the team but Lillekers have performed 5 horsedrawn funerals in 5 weeks and more than one each month this year. Drew believes the recent increase in horsedrawn funerals is due to the fact that families prefer a traditional service at a respectful pace, in todays far too busy world. This is combined with people realising that this option is still available to them. “I’ve always loved the photograph of my father Bruce conducting a horsedrawn funeral in the 1970s (pictured right). The price of this option is always a shock to most people as they believe it cost thousands of pounds ‐ which is far from the truth.”
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Seeing a photo from her Son’s birthday party set Claire on the path to transforming both their lives. “I have been overweight for years and have tried many diets without success. After ﬁnally accepting being overweight I never thought much more about it until looking back through the photos from my son’s birthday party I realised just how big I had got. More devastatingly Jordan, my son had also piled the weight on and we were the biggest we had ever been. Jordan was wearing XXL mens clothing at the age 19 and I was wearing a size 20. It was time to do something about it.
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My friend and her son had mentioned to me about Slimming World previously and at the time I had refused, but knowing I had to lose weight and support Jordan to do so too, I decided to give it ago. We went along to Hasland Methodist Church on a Wednesday evening and the lovely warm welcome we both received from Lynda the consultant and all the other members really reassured us. I just knew we were in the right place. After a couple of weeks I was hooked and soon came to realise that Slimming World isn’t a diet, its a lifestyle change. Food Optimising is Slimming World’s eating plan and I was amazed at the amount of food you can eat including lean meats, ﬁsh, pasta, potatoes and so much more. We never feel hungry and I know every ingredient that we put into our meals is going to help us lose weight, nothing is oﬀ limits as everything can be adapted. The group support has been a key to our success as we both learn so much each week from new recipes and tips to hints and lots more. We have made friends along the way who we can’t wait to see each week. Each member really does cheer you on and supports you in those tough times alongside Lynda. One of the best parts of losing weight and going down in clothes sizes is the awards you receive which made us both feel proud and spurred us on even more. Jordan loved them and would rush home to display them on the fridge. Jordan and myself are now both Target members and still attend group weekly. I have lost just over 4 stone and I am now in a size 8‐10 and Jordan has lost 3 1/2 stone and he’s now wearing a medium mens clothing. I feel amazing and a lot younger and it’s lovely seeing my son being more energetic than he used to be and a lot happier. I am so proud of him and what he has achieved. I just wish I had done it sooner as it’s given us our lifes back. We are so happy and if we can do it anyone can.
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Kenzi on the Stage! Spital Cemetery News Regular readers will remember that Kenzi Jupp won a poetry competition earlier this year and had his poem published in a poetry anthology. Since then news has spread about Kenzi’s brilliant poem about his autism. During October Derbyshire Autism Services held a fundraising poetry event in Derby, ‘A celebration of family’ hosted by prizewinning poet and writer Henry Normal. The head of the service, Chris Pienaare, contacted Henry to ask if Kenzi could possibly read his poem at the event and Henry happily obliged. Kenzi’s Mum Mandy told me that Kenzi was invited to open the event. He was given two options on how to do this ‐ walk quietly onto the stage from the audience or ‘burst through the curtains’. Far from being shy Kenzi chose the showy entrance! He was introduced by the head of DAS before reading his poem to the crowd. He was then joined on stage by Henry Normal to take his bows and enjoy the applause. Kenzi told me that Henry was ‘lovely and very kind to him’. I later contacted Henry to ask if he had any thoughts on Kenzi’s poetry, he told me “It was a pleasure to meet Kenzi, he is an astute, pleasant and courageous young man. His mother passed me some of his other poems which I have read and I've since written to Kenzi care of his mother. He has great potential and is in a very interesting position to enlighten if he chooses to take his writing further.” Chris Pienaare also told Mandy that he now uses Kenzi’s poem to open seminars and introduce people to autism. He often receives requests for permission to use the Kenzi & Henry poem for other teaching purposes. Kenzi is very determined and ambitious. He plans to continue to be an ambassador for young people with autism. Along with two friends he discussed his plans with Chris Pienaar who then managed to secure some funding from the charity ‘I Will’ which oﬀers funding to young people who want to make a positive diﬀerence to others or the environment. The trio hope to put together a teaching programme to educate other young people about autism in schools. He has also received some help from a private sponsor who purchased an information banner for him to use on stage. In time he hopes to create an entire poetry book based around autism to help people to understand the condition.
Fantastic work Kenzi ‐ keep us up to date with what happens next!
A SHORT SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE WAS HELD AT SPITAL CEMETERY ON MONDAY 4TH NOVEMBER.
Remembering the fallen from WW1 and WW2 is part of the work of the Friends of Spital Cemetery. This year’s event was extra special as we were also opening a path, thanks to generous funding from Greggs. We were remembering the men who returned and the families who bravely bore their losses and worked to create a peaceful world for their children. For most of us these were just names but Mary Coulson, Iris, John Hopkinson, Kate Parsons and Lyn Holmes shared a few moving words with us about the resilience of their relative whose name was read out.
Photo on the new path where wife and mother of the brothers Laurence and Patrick are remembered and the veteran’s bench.
Thanks to the Mayor and Mayoress for performing the opening ceremony, John‐Charles Tanner for playing the last post and reveille and especially to 12 fabulous children from Y6 at St Peter and St Paul School who put in labels on the Rose and Rosemary plants while a wonderful group of ladies from Chesterﬁeld Town Women’s Institute read the names. That wasn’t all ‐ they’d also made cakes which were much appreciated when we went on for refreshments at St Leonard’s Church Centre. We have opened up a new area for quiet reﬂection in the cemetery. There is growing evidence that being around trees and being close to nature is good for our wellbeing. This year our tree in the Crooked Spire Festival of Christmas Trees is celebrating the fabulous collection of trees in the cemetery highlighting the huge importance of trees in helping us tackle the world’s climate emergency. We hope you will come and ﬁnd us and enjoy our tree. Update by Liz Cook ‐ Friends of Spital Cemetery.
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Football Success at Hasland Juniors Hasland Junior School Girls Football Team is growing in skill and strength since starting training just a few weeks ago in September. The girls attended two events in October, the ﬁrst one was at St. Mary’s school and was skills based for the ﬁrst hour before the teams played two matches. The Hasland Girls won both of their matches. They then visited Outwood Academy to participate in the Girls Soccer Final. Despite not winning they had a wonderful time and showed great levels of passion and determination. Miss McKinnon would like to congratulate the girls on their amazing progress.
The boys football team are thriving too. They played the ﬁrst round of the Y5/6 Football Competition at Hasland Hall on Thursday 17th October against Brimington and St Mary's. They won both of their matches gaining them a place at the ﬁnals on Tuesday 22nd October at Brookﬁeld. They played brilliantly, winning 4 out of 5 matches and lost one. It was a close win and they came second on goal diﬀerence. Well done to all the boys. You represented the school well and were a delight to take.
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Health tips to lose weight and keep it oﬀ Scott Antcliﬀe is a qualiﬁed personal trainer with a degree in Nutrition, Health and Lifestyles. He has swapped the NHS for a career in teaching, but is still passionate about nutrition and health and passing his knowledge onto others.
‘Weight loss’ ‐ two words that we often think about, but more often that not are faced with the overwhelming prospect of where to begin. I hate the word ‘diet’. I don’t see it as a diet, but having the mind‐set of weight loss as a lifestyle change, rather than seeing food as a means of reward and punishment, will really help long term. In the UK, seven out of ten men, and six out of ten women are overweight or obese. Being overweight or obese can increase the chances of developing serious diseases such as; type‐two diabetes, coronary heart disease and some cancers. Obesity can also aﬀect a person’s mental health with depression and low self‐esteem being associated with being overweight. A person’s weight is determined by the amount of energy obtained from your food compared to the amount of energy that your body is using. The excess energy you take in from food and drink is stored as fat. To lose weight, the energy you take in from food must be less than the energy you use, in other words eat less and exercise more. There is no ‘quick ﬁx’ for obesity. Weight loss takes time and commitment and it really is a marathon, not a sprint. The Word Health Organisation advise that a safe weight loss is one to two pounds per week. This is a realistic and achievable amount. The quicker a person loses weight, more often than not, they are quicker to gain weight. Below, I will outline some tips for safe and achievable weight loss.
Never skip breakfast The old saying ‘breakfast is the most important meal of the day’ is so true. Breakfast literally means ‘break the fast’. Having a good, healthy breakfast such as poached eggs on wholemeal toast or porridge with pumpkin seeds is a great way to ﬁre up your metabolism and help you feel fuller for longer, therefore, less likely to have cravings for sugary foods to give us an energy boost.
Drink lots of water Our brains often struggle to distinguish between hunger and thirst. We often think we are hungry, when we are thirsty. Drinking high amounts of caﬀeine (which is a diuretic) will in the long run actually make you feel dehydrated (this is why people can have headaches from tea and coﬀee). Aim for around two litres of water per day. This has other beneﬁts such as preventing constipation, helping improve skin, and reducing the likelihood of kidney issues.
Eat high protein and high ﬁbre foods Eating a diet high in protein and ﬁbre can help you feel fuller for longer and less likely to snack and eat excess food. Your body uses protein for building and repairing muscles and tissue. It is also used to make enzymes, hormones and other body chemicals. Good sources of protein include; eggs, milk, yoghurt, chicken, turkey, soya, beans, pulses, nuts and seeds. Fibre can aid digestion and help with constipation. Fibrous foods include; fruit, vegetables, oats, wholegrain bread, brown rice, beans, peas and lentils.
Cut down on alcohol Many of us like a tipple, but we must do so in moderation. Guidelines suggest that we shouldn’t drink any more than 14 units per week (6 pints of beer, or 10 small glasses of wine). Alcohol contains 7 calories per gram which is almost as much as fat (9 calories per gram). A pint of beer contains roughly between 200‐250 calories, which is the equivalent of a slice of pizza or a Snickers bar. Opting for a spirit instead is less caloriﬁc as a gin and tonic contains roughly 75 calories. Drinking a glass of water between drinks can also keep you hydrated. Food prevents alcohol from passing quickly into your small intestine. When there is food in your stomach before drinking, alcohol is absorbed more slowly. Drinking on an empty stomach intensiﬁes all the side eﬀects of drinking, such as your ability to think and coordinate your body movements. Hopefully these tips have given you a starting point into making some sustainable changes which can certainly improve your quality of life.
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Prepare your winter garden As winter draws in now is the last chance to plant bulbs, Tulips being the last to be planted for spring colour. Lilies can be planted at anytime until next April as long as the soil conditions are good. There is still time to plant shrubs and trees either directly into the ground or into pots to brighten a patio area or hide a manhole cover. Put crocks into the bottom to cover the drainage holes and add plant up in a mixture of good soil, peat and sharp sand enriched with a handful of bone meal. Also scatter bone meal around plants and gently fork in whilst removing any weeds. Now is the last chance on good days to have a tidy up in the garden and to make sure it is able to survive the winter. Rake up all leaves and compost them, if you don't have a leaf mould bin put them into a black bag and fork air holes into it, keep in a place where it won't blow around or put a brick on top of it. Many perennials should now be cut down to ground level, although any with attractive seed heads can be left as long a s they're not made messy by the wind. Also seed heads can attract birds into the garden to eat insects and grubs from other plants. Alpines can stand any amount of cold weather but dampness will kill them so make sure all leaves are removed from the rock garden and cover choice plants, especially those with woolly leaves, with glass or plastic domes. Make sure that all trees and shrubs are secure in the ground and have no rubbing branches as these will have to be removed. Prune established deciduous trees, it is better to do this earlier in the winter when the days are usually milder and more pleasant to be outdoors. On fruit trees aim for an open wine glass shape to allow air to circulate and fruit to form where they will get the maximum light. Remove the growing point from Sweet Peas sown in October, when 2‐3 leaf pairs have formed, this will encourage new side shoots. Outside containers need to be insulated before heavy frosts, wrap in ﬂeece and stand on feet so air can circulate. Put the ﬂeece on when it is cool but dry or you will seal in the damp. If you are going to make wreaths and table decorations, make sure the birds don't eat all the berries by covering a small area with ﬂeece or sacking to save for later. This can also apply to Christmas Roses which can be covered with a bell cloche to save them. Now can also be a time to plan your borders for next year, consider all round colour and decide which new plants you would like to introduce to lift a dull area. The new plants could be added to your Christmas wish list.
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Why is Swim121 different? Many people feel uncomfortable, nervous or intimidated by busy crowded swimming pools or communal changing rooms. The thought of trying to swim amongst those more confident than themselves can be offputting. If you prefer to learn in a safe and peaceful setting then you should definitely give 121 a try. They offer a great environment for adult beginners looking to learn to swim. The pool at Swim121 is kept at a warm 32˚C compared to the usual 27˚C pool temperature which means it’s great for those who feel the cold due to illness or age. The pool is also cleaned by UV filtering. This means that very little chlorine is needed as the water is cleaned by passing through a UV light. This is ideal for anyone with sensitive skin or those who don’t like the smell of chlorine. The team are experts in stroke analysis, meaning they can help even long term swimmers perfect their stroke. They have also helped triathlon candidates who may have running and cycling experience but aren’t strong swimmers.
The after school swimming lessons are extremely popular, however there is plenty of daytime availability for adults and other swimming students. Lessons are usually booked in blocks of 5 x 30 minute session although one off lessons are available. If you would like to find out more about how you could benefit from 121 lessons just give them a call. Lynn & Glyn opened Swim121 in 2004. They are open 7 days a week and have 8 swim instructors and 4 reception staff, many of whom have been with them for many years and live local to Hasland. The couple love Hasland and are proud to be part of our buzzing community. They also contribute something very unique to our area - the opportunity for those with additional needs to learn to swim in a safe and supportive environment. The lovely pool is located in a large conservatory style building with private changing room. Swim121 also offer residential swimming courses in their luxury holiday rental accommodation.
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Swimming for health, mind & wellbeing Swim121 owner and swimming instructor Lynn invited me to the pool to chat to two of her clients about their swimming journey. I have had lessons at the pool myself so I already know what a fantastic teacher Lynn is, but I had no idea what a lifeline the team at 121 have oﬀered to their clients who need extra support. Jill has been swimming with Lynn for 1 year. At 52 she felt she was a latecomer to swimming ‐ she had never been to a pool and was completely petriﬁed of the whole concept. Jill suﬀers from post traumatic stress disorder and never thought she would overcome her anxiety over visiting a pool. Last year she and her partner booked a dream holiday to Thailand and that ﬁnally spurred Jill on to push herself to talk to Lynn about learning to swim. She had tried to pluck up the courage one year before but never made it as far as the pool. Jill told me, “I was so nervous when I ﬁnally got here that I came out in a rash. I just didn’t think I could get in the pool. As soon as I met Lynn I began to calm down, she made me feel so comfortable that I got into the water. The warm water and calm environment really helped. Lynn asked me to hold onto the side of the pool and lift up my legs. She told me there and then that I could learn to swim and I believed her immediately.”
Over the course of a year Jill has not only learned to swim, but now also loves to dive into the water. On her holiday in Thailand she swam in a beautiful lake. She has recently completed her Bronze Challenge certiﬁcate which involved swimming 400m backstroke and breaststroke as well as treading water for three minutes, sculling, jumping into the pool and surface diving. She has also developed an excellent front crawl technique. The main eﬀect for Jill though has actually been out of the water. She told me that conquering her fears and achieving her swimming goals has made her more conﬁdent as a person. She is considering learning to drive, something she never thought she would feel brave enough to do before. She told me “Lynn has opened up a whole new world for me and always sets me small challenges to try to increase my conﬁdence. Just last week I went to a public swimming pool for the very ﬁrst time by myself. Although this may seem a small thing to some people to me it had always seemed impossible. The sense of achievement I felt when I got out was amazing.” “I’m so proud that I keep all of my certiﬁcates in a scrapbook to remind myself how far I have come in one year. My children and grandchildren are thrilled for me. I look forward
to a day when I feel able to take my grandchildren swimming with me.” I asked Jill what’s next for her and she told me that she hopes to complete her Silver Challenge Award in the near future and that constantly challenging herself has helped her to become stronger. She has also felt health beneﬁts with an improvement in her asthma symptoms as well as her overall wellbeing. “Coming swimming is my mindfulness, my me time ‐ it revives me after a hard week. Lynn has given me a gift by taking the time and patience to understand my fears. I hope my story gives others the conﬁdence to give it a try.” I also went along to Raymond’s swimming lesson with Glyn. Raymond is 23 years old. When he was young his Mum Gloria was told that he could never learn to swim due to his autism and learning diﬃculties. Gloria refused to accept those limitations and Raymond has now been enjoying his lessons at Swim121 for 10 years. Raymond has a lot of anxiety issues so it was very important that he felt completely comfortable with his teacher. He warmed to Glyn very quickly and now loves his time in the pool. Initially the team focused on getting Raymond swimming using any technique that he could manage but it soon became clear that he was capable of much more than that. He can now swim in every stroke and has completed his Gold Challenge Certiﬁcate. Gloria told me that he has gained some much‐needed self conﬁdence from his swimming achievements. I chatted to Raymond after his lesson and he told me that he likes to swim breaststroke and he enjoys the basketball activities during his ‘funtime’ at the end of each session. He was happy to have his photograph taken with his most recent certiﬁcate. Lynn and Glyn’s son Jonathan is also autistic so Glyn understood exactly how to teach Raymond. They both have a wealth of experience in teaching children with both physical disabilities and special educational needs. Lynn told me that part of the reason that they started the 121 school was so that they would be able to help families in a similar situation who are told that their children can’t achieve and to help them to do so anyway. I had no idea that the pool and the team had become such a valuable asset for families and individuals that need specialist help to learn to swim. They were recently recognised in the Parliament Review as a niche business helping those with diverse needs ‐ something that Lynn is very proud of. Swim121 oﬀers a real sanctuary to those who are too nervous or uncomfortable to swim in a group environment. We are very lucky to have such a fantastic facility on our doorstep. Swim121, The Croft, Mansﬁeld Road, Mile Hill, Hasland S41 0JN Tel: 01246 208995 www.swim121.co.uk 35
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Information session a great success! Hasland’s ‘Dementia Friendly’ team held their ﬁrst open information session on the 16th October and the interest was amazing. The session took place at Hasland Methodist Church at 7pm. Having already completed my own Dementia Friend session the month before I arrived towards the end of the evening to chat to those taking part. I expected to ﬁnd the group in a meeting room in the church but actually found them in the main church ‐ which was full. Dr Ian Anderson hosted the session, which was free of charge and open to all. Word had obviously spread about the importance of awareness of dementia in society as over 65 people came to ﬁnd out more. They were each rewarded with a ‘Dementia Friend’ badge and invited to submit their contact details to the Alzheimers Society to register as a ‘Dementia Friend’ if they wished to do so. The information / training takes around one hour to complete and covers basic concepts of what life can be like for those living with diﬀerent kinds of dementia and how we can try to see the world from their perspective. In partnership with the Alzheimer’s society, Luiza a Dementia Support Worker was also in attendance and introduced herself to the group at the end of the session. Luiza is part of the Derbyshire Dementia Support Service which are funded by Derbyshire County Council. This service is part of the ﬂagship project in Hasland to help dementia patients and their families live well within their own community. You can ask any Inspire Health GP Practice to refer you or your family to Luiza following a diagnosis of dementia and she is available for appointments every Wednesday morning at Hasland Hub (Saxton Close). John Essex and Philip Arrandale also introduced themselves as part of the Inspire Health Patient Participation Group (PPG) who are behind the scheme to try to ﬁnd ‘Dementia Friends’ at community level. John explained how any Inspire Patient can join the PPG by attending meetings, or can email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Philip told us that he hopes that this kind of project can continue in the future and move on to help people to understand other illnesses such as diabetes. This thought was echoed by Angela Goggins who attended the session and felt that future training about diabetes would be truly beneﬁcial to the community. Debbie from Therapy Dogs UK was also at the session with her beautiful dog Rich. Rich is a fabulous Great Dane therapy dog and Debbie told me how interacting with Rich and other therapy dogs can help patients with dementia to recall stories from their past. Families love to see their loved ones interacting with the dog and enjoying themselves. Ian Anderson told me that he was over the moon with the amount of people who had shown interest and support for the project by coming along. After the session I mingled with some of the guests to ﬁnd out what they thought about the ‘Dementia Friend’ information. Ruth Van Gemeren: “For someone new to dealing with dementia it’s a great starting point and a good community project.” Stewart Goggins: “Good session, and so good to see it well attended. Very interesting evening. My Mother had dementia and it was very informative to understand how the mind works with this condition. It was also a good reminder that there is still the whole person there.” Peggy Grubb: “Very interesting session which helped me to make sense of some things about dementia.” Steven Wright: This was a total learning curve and very well presented. I’m thrilled that it has been so well attended.” 36
What is dementia? Dementia describes diﬀerent brain disorders that trigger a loss of brain function. These conditions are all usually progressive and eventually severe. Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia, aﬀecting 62 per cent of those diagnosed. Other types of dementia include; vascular dementia aﬀecting 17 per cent of those diagnosed, mixed dementia aﬀecting 10 per cent of those diagnosed. Symptoms of dementia include memory loss, confusion and problems with speech and understanding. Dementia is a terminal condition.
What is a Patient Participation Group [PPG]? It’s the patients’ voice at their GP surgery (General Practice) - it keeps you informed of changes at your surgery and allows you to comment. It’s an exciting opportunity to contribute to the life of your GP Surgery. On 7/11/19 patients of the 3 Inspire Health General Practices Avenue House, Hasland Medical Centre & Hasland Surgery met to form a new PPG - INSPIRE HEALTH PPG. This PPG will be responsible for driving the major projects that have been set as goals for the coming year. Avenue House PPG will continue and the 2 Hasland Practices’ PPG’s will join to form one group. Each will continue to be involved in their local surgeries. The new ‘Inspire Health’ PPG will be virtual in that there will be a minimum of meetings and email will be the main communication. A regular newsletter will be written and made available to all PPG members. This will keep patients informed of changes within the 3 Practices and progress within the action areas for 2020. Our planned action areas are: 1 Improve communication with patients, to include a newsletter, PPG website, TV screens in the surgery reception ares, and patients’ use of online services. 2 Achieve full 'dementia friendly’ accreditation for the 3 Practices. 3 Ensure all patients are able to access quality health care, with special regard for the disadvantaged and people with a disability. 4 Diabetes management. PLEASE JOIN INSPIRE PPG: The group needs people to help with these projects. If you are passionate about positive change we would love to hear from you. All ages, backgrounds and views are welcome. We believe that everyone has skills, knowledge or experience that can contribute towards patient care. Simply send an email to inspire email@example.com and also mention if you would like to contribute to any of the action areas. Thank you, Ian Anderson [Chair of Inspire PPG].
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Lords Roofers support Hasland Dementia Friend scheme Lords Rooﬁng are a family run company with over 20 years of experience. The team are experts in rooﬁng and promise to deliver high quality work at realistic prices. Their work is guaranteed and the quoted price is the price you pay. Owner Liam Anderson’s principled approach to his work is truly reassuring. His ethos is ‘Always deliver what you promise, attention to detail 110% and never walk down the ladder asking for more money.’ Lords are proud of their reputation and Derbyshire Trusted Trader status. They are also Which? Trusted Traders and earlier this year they won the illustrious ‘Which? Trader of the month’ award. This is a massive achievement which required a rigorous process to choose one business from over 2 million ‘Which?’ traders that are eligible to apply ‐ they should be very proud. Liam’s ethics extend beyond his business and this is one of the reasons for the ‘Which?’ success. He loves to help the local community and has supported the Hasland ‘Dementia Friendly’ scheme by making a cash donation to help to continue the project. He has also ensured that 2 of his staﬀ have attended the information sessions to become ‘Dementia Friends’. He intends to ensure that all of his team are part of the scheme soon. Twice a year Liam and his team oﬀer their services to families in need by spending a day doing small repairs for them. All they ask in return is for the families to contribute what they can in a sealed envelope and add the name of their favourite charity. The money is then given to whichever charity is randomly chosen from the envelopes. They recently donated an amazing £600 to Ashgate Hospice. As part of his support for the Dementia scheme Liam has decided that he will oﬀer the team’s help to families aﬀected by dementia during his next charity day. If you are in need of repairs and are aﬀected by Dementia please get in touch with him. If you are looking to improve your property, Liam is happy to help and to oﬀer a free quotation. They can also help with property maintenance including guttering work, fascias and soﬃts, chimney repairs and pointing. Give them a call on 01246 917459 or 07544 016168.
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Hasland Methodist Church News Hasland Ladies Circle On the 23rd July the Ladies Circle went on a special sumer outing to Hassop Hall. They enjoyed views from the terrace with canapes and pre‐dinner drinks before a delicious three course meal. This was the Ladies last opportunity to dine at Hassop Hall as it has now closed. A wonderful evening in good company. The group started back in September with a new programme of speakers. The ﬁrst meeting was an enjoyable buﬀet supper prepared by the members and it was lovely to welcome some new members. Thanks to Hasland Magazine for advertising Ladies Circle meetings.
Hasland Community Celebration
Christmas Tree Festival Hasland Methodist Church Christmas Tree Festival will take place from 30th November ‐ 7th December. On Saturday 7th refreshments will be served in the morning at the coﬀee shop and a festive afternoon tea will take place from 2‐4pm. All proceeds will go towards local charities. Last year £600 was raised towards the Mayor’s Appeal. Some of the trees from the last festival are pictured here.
Crafty Chit Chat The Crafty Chit Chat group meet every second Wednesday. I called to visit them a few weeks ago and found some of the group creating these beautiful knitted angels. There were plenty of other craft projects on the go too. Members bring along their own items to work on them together. They are always looking for new members of all ages to join their friendly group. If you are interested in joining them call Angela Goggins on 01246 203035. Messy Church
Christmas Services 14th December 3pm Please join us for our Christingle Service. Christmas Eve 6pm Our annual ‘Carols by Candlelight’. Join us to sing our traditional carols. Christmas Eve 11.30pm Join us for a reﬂective service and celebrate Midnight Holy Communion. 38
Trees from the last Tree Festival
We would like to thank Stephen Wright and Wayne Allen for presenting a wonderful afternoon of entertainment, enjoying the gifts and talents of so many. The afternoon opened with a small group from Danceworks, a young Musical Theatre group singing songs from the musicals, then soloist performances from Geoﬀ Link on guitar and John‐Charles Tanner on the piano. They were followed by the Community Choir, conducted by Christina McKechnie. A humorous verse was read by Stephen & John Rachel Scoﬁeld, a member of the Hasland Theatre Company. Stephen continued to interview others with talents, John, a member of the Hasland Art Group, Johnathan Cooper, a musician and Youth Leader. They were invited to share their talents and hobbies with all who attended the Community Celebration afternoon. The afternoon closed with everyone singing to the resounding version of the Lord’s Prayer.
The Coﬀee Shop at Wesley’s is open every Saturday 9.30am ‐ 12.30pm inside Church. Thanks to the willing volunteers that serve each week and bake the delicious homemade cakes on sale.
The Ladies Circle at Hassop Hall
Some of our coﬀee shop volunteers (below and right)
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What’s on - Local Theatre Following his biggest ever tour last year and yet another sell‐out Fringe run this August, Ed Byrne, one of the UK’s ﬁnest observational comics embarks will be bringing his stand up show to The Winding Wheel Theatre on the 12th December. Join him as he takes a long hard look at himself and tries to decide if he has ANY traits that are worth passing on to his children. A TV household name, Ed has been seen on pretty much every TV programme in the UK including Mock The Week, Top Gear, Have I Got News For You, The Graham Norton Show, Live At The Apollo (Host), The One Show, The World’s Most Dangerous Roads, Dara & Ed’s Big Adventure, Dara and Ed’s Road to Mandalay and most recently QI and The Pilgrimage. Ed will also be returning to The Winding Wheel on Friday 3rd July 2020.
Interviewer Jason Barlow chatted to Ed all about his new tour: Teetering on the brink of national treasure status, award‐winning comedian Ed Byrne enjoys worldwide acclaim for his stand‐up. Ed has parlayed his on‐stage success into a variety of notable television appearances but the Irishman is still best‐known and best appreciated for his stand‐up performances. A quarter of a century at the comedic coal‐face has equipped Ed with a highly evolved story‐telling ability and a silky mastery of his craft. Yet his wit, charm and self‐deprecatory observational humour is often underpinned by a consistently hilarious vitriol and sense of injustice at a world that seems to be spinning ever more rapidly out of control. Having recently hit a new peak with shows such as the sublime Spoiler Alert and reﬂective Outside, Looking In, which explored the mineﬁeld that is modern parenting and a generational sense of entitlement, Ed’s new show ‘If I’m Honest’ digs ever deeper into a father’s sense of responsibility, what it means to be a man in 2019, and whether he possesses any qualities whatsoever worth passing on to his two sons. Occasionally accused of whimsy, If I’m Honest is a show with a seriously steely core. Gender politics, for example, is something Ed readily engages with – deploying his customary comedic zeal. ‘I’ll admit that there are things where men get a raw deal,’ he says. ‘We have higher suicide rates, and we tend not to do well in divorces, but representation in action movies is not something we have an issue with.’ ‘The problem with men’s rights activists is that it’s not about speaking up for men’s rights, it’s about hating women. If you’re a men’s rights activist, you’re not going to care about the fact that there’s an all‐female Ghostbusters remake. That’s nothing to do with men’s rights or female entitlement. That’s everything to do with being, well, a whiny baby.’ As ever, Ed manages to provoke without being overly polemical, a balancing act that only someone of his huge experience can really pull oﬀ. ‘I did stuﬀ about Trump and the Pizzagate right wing conspiracy,’ he says, ‘and a couple of the reviewers said, “Oh, I would have liked to have watched a whole show of this”. And I think, ‘well you might have, but the average person who comes to see me would not like to see that’. I like to make a point or get something oﬀ my chest, or perhaps I’m talking about something that’s been on my mind, but the majority of stuﬀ is just to get laughs. ‘People who come to see me are not political activists necessarily, they’re regular folk. If you can make a point to them, in between 40
talking about your struggles with aging, or discussing your hernia operation or whatever it is, you can toss in something that does give people pause as regards to how men should share the household chores.’ The new show also takes his natural tendency towards self‐deprecation to unexpected extremes. ‘I do genuinely annoy myself,’ Ed concedes. ‘But the thing of your children being a reﬂection of you, gives you an opportunity to build something out of the best of yourself only for you to then see ﬂashes of the worst of yourself in them. It’s a wake‐up call about your own behaviour.’ When I challenge him over the degree of self‐loathing he displays, he disagrees. ‘Self‐aggrandising humour is a lot harder to pull oﬀ than self‐deprecating humour,’ he insists. ‘A lot of people get really annoyed when Ricky Gervais is self‐congratulatory. I always ﬁnd it very funny when he accepts awards and does so in the most big‐headed way possible. I think it’s a trickier type of humour to pull oﬀ, talking yourself up in that way. ‘So no, I don’t think I’m being massively hard on myself. The fact is when you’re the bloke who is standing on the stage with the microphone, commanding an audience’s attention, you’re in a very elevated position anyway.’ That said, If I’m Honest brilliantly elucidates the frustration that arrives in middle age – and lives up to its title. ‘I’m bored looking for things, I’m bored of trying to ﬁnd stuﬀ, because I can never ﬁnd it, and it is entirely my fault,’ Ed says. ‘Nobody’s hiding my stuﬀ from me. Although my wife did actually move my passport on one occasion’. Age, it seems, has not withered him. Especially now that he’s ﬁgured out how to head oﬀ ailments before they become a problem. ‘You see comics who are my age and older but are still retaining a level of “cool” and drawing a young crowd. I can’t deny that I’m quite envious of that. But there’s also something very satisfying about your audience growing old with you.’
Praise for Ed:
✭✭✭✭✭ “A masterful display of the comics art…This is a seamless and perfectly timed show that could stand proudly next to any Izzard, Bailey, Carr or Skinner stadium‐ﬁller” SUNDAY TIMES ✭✭✭✭✭ “The hour is self‐deprecating, never self‐indulgent, and his packed audience are well entertained” SUNDAY EXPRESS ✭✭✭✭✭ “Hysterical … a must‐see show. My face still hurts from laughing so much” THE STUDENT NEWSPAPER.
Ed Byrne - If I’m Honest By Arrangement with Vivienne Smith Management Thursday 12th December & Friday 3rd July 2020 at The Winding Wheel Theatre
Tickets £27.90 ‐ Box Oﬃce 01246 345 222 www.chesterﬁeldtheatres.co.uk
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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat at The Winding Wheel Theatre on Tuesday 11th February 2020 at 7.30pm. Simply answer the following question:
What is the name of Joseph’s Father? Simply email your name, address and contact number to email@example.com with the subject heading JOSEPH. You can also post your entry to Hasland Magazine, 16 Penmore Lane, Hasland S41 0SG. Closing date 10/01/20. Winners will be notiﬁed by email where possible or telephone otherwise. Terms & conditions apply.
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Local Theatre News
Hasland Theatre Company Review
A Brief History of Women
By Alan Ayckbourn
Review written by guest reviewers Sue Ready & Eileen Bernacki.
11th – 16th November 2019 Hasland Playhouse. Directed by David Brooks. This play by Alan Ayckbourn is among the 100 that he has written. I came away feeling astounded at the number of unexpected twists and turns, likened to that of a rollercoaster that did not once dip! The show portrayed the advance of women from 1927 to 1987 and the gendered social cultural roles throughout. It captures the essence of women taking control and power back through privilege, class, and position and particularly using their own sexuality. Set seamlessly within four acts, six actors took on the gargantuan task with outstanding standards of acting of portraying the 21 diﬀerent characters through the eras. The only constant throughout is one character that we initially meet in 1927 named Anthony Spates (Taylor Pope), who is signiﬁcant to the full story. The location of the entire story is set at Kirkbridge Manor. Act 1 introduces a ‘Downton Abbey‐esque’ grand ball and engagement party that goes terribly wrong. Spates, the young servant, witnesses and bravely intervenes to prevent a very serious domestic abusive incident between Lord and Lady Kirkbridge. She explains that this is acceptable behaviour during this time. This act highlighted the class divide and culture which meant that the consequences rested with Spate, forcing him to leave. What is key in the ﬁrst act is the exploitation of Spates’ youth and inexperience, as Lady Kirkbridge (Georgia Thomas) gives him ‘his ﬁrst kiss’ which closed the ﬁrst act with a gasp from the audience. Act 2 Moves into 1947 and Kirkbridge House is now an exclusive boarding school. We see young Spates once more in role as a Teacher who is intimate with fellow Teacher Ursula Brock (Jo Davies). We can clearly see she has been impacted by the terrors of World War II due to the loss of her ﬁancé, resulting in her erratic behaviour and ultimately her demise. Act 3 and we are now in 1967 at the Kirkbridge Arts Space where they are rehearsing for a panto. Dennis Dunbar (Dave Banks) drew us into a very unexpected audience participation of ‘oh no we don’ts’ and hilarious satirical comedy lines that had us howling. We see women in this era, particularly through Gillian Dunbar (Kathryn Hardy) really starting to ﬂex their muscles in
Photographs by Graham Martin
a patriarchal society and becoming acutely aware that they no longer sit in the shadow of men. We also see the rise of the socialist male in 60s culture being rejected for their outspoken and socialist views through Rory Tudor (John Fox). This is also a very good time to mention the wonderful make‐up and costumes ‐ Spates aging process throughout was subtle but convincing given that we had such intimate spacing between audience and cast. Act 4 and Kirkbridge Manor has come full circle and transformed into a grand hotel in 1987. We see a very frail Spates as the retired General Manager of the hotel. The play ends with an unexpected meeting again with Lady Kirkbridge who is now 98 years old and has come to stay at the hotel. Her hotel bedroom was the study in Act 1 that she was forbidden to enter. It ends with them both reminiscing about their past lives, the grand ball and Spates ﬁrst kiss. It was a very enjoyable evening, magniﬁcently Directed by David Brooks, it was worthy of a West End stage performance. Congratulations to all involved. Next show: ‘The Anastasia Files’ - 13th to 18th January. All seats £10. Tel: 01246 272271 or visit: haslandtheatrecompany.co.uk
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By Royce Ryton. At Hasland Playhouse 13th-18th January.
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Tue 11 February 2020 to Sat 15 February 2020 Presented by Bill Kenwright Productions Tue 7.30pm, Wed & Thu 2.30pm & 7.30pm, Fri 5pm & 8pm, Sat 2pm, 5pm & 8pm.
Bill Kenwright’s ‘Amazing’, ’Superb’, ‘Wonderful’ and ‘Brilliant’ production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sparkling family musical comes to the Winding Wheel Theatre. Retelling the Biblical story of Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colours, this magical musical is full of unforgettable songs including Go, Go, Go Joseph, Any Dream Will Do, Jacob and Sons, Close Every Door To Me and many more. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat was the ﬁrst of Lloyd Webber and Rice’s musicals to be performed publicly. Seen by an estimated 26 million people, and counting, Joseph continues to enthral audiences around the world. Cast to be announced. Tickets from £29 Box Oﬃce 01246 345 222 www.chesterﬁeldtheatres.co.uk
July 1918. Tsar Nicholas II and his young family are brutally executed by the Bolsheviks in Ekaterinburg. Two years later in Berlin, a young woman is pulled from a canal following a failed suicide attempt and brought to a mental hospital. She remains there for many years and as doctors and the police puzzle over her identity, she slowly begins to reveal details about her past that lead those who attend her to believe that she may, in fact, be the Grand Duchess Anastasia, the heir to the Romanov fortune.
For your chance to win 2 tickets for the 13th January simply email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading ‘Anastasia’ along with your name, address and contact number. You can post your entry to Hasland Magazine, 16 Penmore Lane, Hasland S41 0SG. Winners will be notiﬁed by email or telephone. Closing date 03/01/20. Terms & conditions apply.
Alternatively to book tickets call the Box oﬃce on 01246 272271 or book online at haslandtheatrecompany.co.uk. All tickets £10. 41
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Art by Si
There is a massive amount of diverse talent in Hasland, especially when it comes to art. Si Brown from Hasland has been designing album and EP covers, Logos, t‐shirt designs and posters for bands and record labels from all over the world for many years. Music lover Si ﬁrst started to get involved in music band artwork when he began to draw posters for local music gigs in Chesterﬁeld. He later lived in Derby and Birmingham and that is when work started to come in for bigger projects such as album covers, logos, t‐shirts and ﬂyers. He was involved in the music scene that spawned bands like Napalm Death, Doom, ENT and Carcass and also played drums for various bands himself. Simon returned to Chesterﬁeld brieﬂy before living in Spain for a while painting murals and sign writing. After a chance meeting over there he ended up creating all of the artwork for the main supplier of merchandise to bars and clubs in the Costa del Sol. After moving back to Chesterﬁeld he decided to return to art college to learn the basics of graphic and web design and over the last 14 years he has created work for bands, record labels, businesses, charities, pubs and clubs using his drawing skills combined with computer graphics. Although he also works for Royal Mail, Si is always on the lookout for graphic design work and his happy to chat to people about their design needs. You can see more of his work at www.facebook.com/warriorgraphics.co.uk or email him at email@example.com. 42
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Changing seasons at Chatsworth By Scott Antcliﬀe
During the half term holidays I went for a stroll around Chatsworth with my wife, mother‐in‐law and one of our four border collies. Our ﬁrst port of call was the wonderful farm shop at Pilsley. It was already stocked with a wide variety of Christmas gifts as well as an abundance of festive food and the added bonus of free taster samples of parkin in the Christmas marquee. The next stop in our Chatsworth jaunt was to the fabulous garden centre which is a ﬁve minute drive from the house itself. We parked in the garden centre car park and spent a small fortune inside on some lovely items. Rowan, our youngest collie, appreciated the free dog treat at the till from the ever‐friendly Blue Diamond staﬀ. Parking for a day of strolling through the Chatsworth grounds is available at Carlton Leas car park (£3 all day). We wandered down the hill from the car park and walked along the River Derwent via the Bridge Farm entrance, which was festooned in Halloween decorations ready for the upcoming events. I was left to indulge in my photography at the weir by my ever patient wife, and our not so patient collie. At the side of the weir, I spotted an eager‐eyed heron who was scanning the river opportunistically for its next meal. I was hoping it would take ﬂight so I could snap a quick shot, but it wasn’t to be as my feathered friend showed more patience than me. After a short while, I decided to go on the hunt for a few stag photos, armed with my trusty Nikon D750 and a staunch optimism to capture this skittish, elusive animal. With it being rutting season, I made sure to pack my long, zoom lens instead of a terrifying, shorter lens which would almost certainly have ended badly. Making my way across the ﬁelds, weaving through the vast array of trees, the striking ruby and gold tones stood out and drew my eye in amazement, brieﬂy pondering, how lucky we are to have such a naturally beautiful place on our doorstep. A 1,000 acre heaven of stunning grounds surrounded by a 15 kilometre long dry stone wall. I soon spotted a lovely, male stag which prompted me to practise my best deer stalking, tip‐toeing skills in order to get as close to him as possible, without scaring him oﬀ. I snapped away in delight for a few seconds before my cover had been blown, so I then retreated and made my way to the rendezvous point to meet my wife and mother‐in‐law at Edensor Village. We called into the lovely, humble Edensor Tea Cottage‐situated opposite the church‐ for a spot of lunch. The hot roast pork cob with apple sauce, gravy and chips were to die for. The wide assortment of cake was a joy to behold, a sweet‐tooth lovers paradise. Feeling satisﬁed with bellies full of hearty food, we made our way back home to be greeted by a blazing hot ﬁre and a cuppa. Bliss. 43
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