Hasland Magazine issue 10 - April & May 2020

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ISSUE 10 April / May 2020



Talented Hasland

Schools, residents, community projects and businesses helping the planet Local artist Gavin Singleton shares his work


Wheelgate or TwinLakes family day pass Two tickets for ‘The Cat and The Canary’ at The Pomegranate Theatre

What’s on guide & community news • Hasland’s new Micro Bar Brody’s Trampolining Success • Chesterfield Theatre news • Sandra’s Chesterfield in Bloom Story Active Age Project in Chesterfield • Local sports club updates • and lots more..... Cover artwork ‐ ‘Look to the Sky’ by local artist Gavin Singleton

4500 copies distributed to homes and businesses in Hasland and surrounding area

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• An unrivaled selection of live sporting events available all week.

• Quality pub grub served from 12pm till late. Carvery 12pm‐3pm.

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Welcome to Hasland Magazine

Welcome to Spring and issue 10 of the Hasland Magazine!

I’m so pleased to have reached double figures and so grateful to everyone that has contributed to the magazine, both in advertising and editorial. There are now a small team of local folks helping with the magazine content, including Liz Cook from Friends of Spital Cemetery, Angela Goggins from Hasland Methodist Church, Scott ‐ our usual fitness and walking columnist (although he is taking a holiday this issue) and Jacqui my gardening mother in law. This issue we also welcome Mica Day who has contributed a column about how her family have made small changes to try to be more planet friendly. I’m always on the lookout for anyone who has news to share or an interesting perspective on local news, that includes our young people too ‐ if you would like to contribute a column please get in touch. I hope everyone is managing ok with the mad times we are experiencing at the moment. Please bear in mind that not all of the events in our What’s On Guide will definitely go ahead over the next month or two ‐ check before you attend. This issue Mica’s article is part of a theme about some amazing projects happening locally. These include our schools creating items from recycled materiels, a new plastic free shopping collection point in Hasland and Plastic Free Chesterfield explaining how local businesses can do their bit to help the planet. Please read the article introducing ‘Totally Local Fiver Fest’. I really feel that Hasland should get on board with this Shop Local project and that it could make a great difference to our local independent shops and businesses. I’d love to hear from anyone interested in trying to make this work. I truly hope that the next few weeks doesn’t have too negative an effect on our local businesses. Let’s see if we can help them to keep going by shopping local.

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The Perfect Party at The Riverside Last November my family and I hired The Markham Suite at The Riverside for a family party. I have hosted parties at the venue in the past and always been pleased by the function room and the service. The Riverside has a choice of two fantastic party rooms: The Markham Suite which can seat and cater for up to 130 guests with a total capacity of 250 and The Clayton Suite which can seat and cater for 120 guests with a total capacity of 150. The Markham Suite cost £95 for our Friday night celebration. I was able to access the room from 2pm to set up the party decorations and buffet. I chose to cater for the party myself due to a wide variety of dietary needs in my family, but in retrospect I’m sure the team at The Riverside could have handled it all very well. However they could not have been more helpful whilst I was preparing the room, offering as much assistance as they could. The cost of a staffed bar is included in the room hire. We had dedicated staff on the bar all evening and no one had to wait for a drink. The drinks prices were competitive and there was a great choice. We were also able to decorate the room with our vast amounts of balloons and decor providing we didn’t damage the walls. We simply used white‐tac to avoid any problems. We decided to book The Riverside’s suggested DJ and disco package for the night, including lights and equipment. The DJ was really great ‐ we had

created a playlist of our families favourite tunes and he was happy to oblige and took requests throughout the evening. The Disco and DJ packages start at £125 which is also very competitive. The Riverside allow the use of their internal speak system for playing CD’s if the disco does not suit your event. They also offer use of their projector screen for just £20 if required. We had a great time at the party. The room is so spacious that the children could dance and play with no problem at all. There was plenty of dance floor and ample seating for our guests (about 90). I would definitely recommend The Riverside for you party, whatever the occasion. I have seen the room dressed for weddings in the past and it looks stunning. The location is perfect for those travelling from the town centre or the train station and has parking for those that aren’t planning to drink. The room can be hired for daytime functions as well as evenings. I have also attended a funeral wake in The Clayton Suite which was handled with respect and care. If you would like to book catering for your party there is a great choice of cold buffet, hot carvery rolls, roast dinner, pie & peas or even Indian buffet. You can also choose to offer wine on the tables for your guests with prices starting from £12.95 per bottle and sparkling wines and champagnes starting from £15.95 per bottle. For more information contact: The Riverside, Hollis Lane S41 7RE Tel: 01246 550398 www.riversidechesterfield.co.uk 3

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Fashion Event HWMC Charity at The Devonshire Arms

What’s On at Hasland Working Men’s Club LIVE MUSIC

Saturday 4th April 9pm Phil Jolley

Saturday 11th April 9pm North Ridge UK

The Devonshire Arms will be hosting a charity fashion show and sale on the 15th April at 7pm. Proceeds from the evening will be donated to ‘Theo’s Burns Club’ charity.

Saturday 18th April 9pm Lavida Saturday 25th April 9pm - Flip your wigs to the vintage sound of The Bluebirds Free entry. Close harmony trio passionate about keeping the vintage sound alive. Modern twist on juke-box hits and good'ole war-time classics. Classic vocals, dizzy dance moves and personality in abundance. The Bluebirds often appear with Jane Mcdonald.

The Bluebirds

Saturday 2nd May 9pm Dark Lightning Saturday 9th May 9pm Jamie Mallender’s Swear Box Swear Box proceeds for Sheffield Children's Hospital, please swear generously! Saturday 16th May 9pm After Hours Saturday 23rd May 9pm Pink Tribute The Awesome Gemma Moody: Miss Understood. Ticketed event with 300 tickets free to members then on sale at £10 to non members if available. Pink is re-created here in every detail. Performing hits such as “Just Like a Pill”,"Get the Party Started". She is the world's most in demand Pink tribute. Donna's first set will be dedicated to Pink, the 2nd a wider range of hits to dance the night away. Saturday 28th May 9pm The Grits NORTHERN SOUL Friday 10th April & Friday 8th May 7.30pm. All welcome. COMMUNITY CINEMA Saturday 11th April & Saturday 9th May 1.45pm

Always a great selection of up to 6 cask ales. Members £2.60 a pint, Non-Members £2.90.

FAMILY FUN Monday 13th April 1.30pm-4pm Easter Party & Bonnet competition Bring the kids along to enjoy dancing, snacks, raffle and games, including prizes for best under 16's Bonnet and over 16's Bonnet. All children attending must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Under 2's free. Limited tickets available. No Entry without a ticket. Hasland Working Men’s Club & Community Hub, Hampton Street S41 0LH

Tel: 01246 273660

The charity is run on a voluntary basis by nurses and staff working on the Burns Unit at Sheffield Children’s Hospital. ‘Theo’s Burns Club’ includes all children who have received burns treatment on the ward and children can remain members of the group until they turn 18. The charity funds and provides days out for the children and their families including activities such as play sessions, swimming and rock climbing. Hasland Mum Becci Sugden got in touch to tell me about the event and also how the charity has helped her family. “My four year old son Chael (pictured above) is a proud member of Theo’s Burns Club after receiving a scald injury which required a skin graft at nearly 2 years old. We have found Theo’s Burns Club to be a wonderful thing to come out of something so bad. Just knowing we have access to other parents who have been through the same thing as we have with our son is so comforting. It’s also good to know that as he gets old enough to realise his body looks different from his peers, he will know other children who are the same as him in the club.” The charity fashion show and sale will offer High Street fashion at discounted prices. Tickets for the event are £4 and can be bought from Becci on 07367 688639.

Hasland’s Mystery Terrace

Happy to chat in Eastwood Park ‘Happy to Chat’ Benches are appearing all over the place with the aim of encouraging conversation and reducing isolation... although you don't need to be isolated to sit and a chat!

Can you shed any light on the mysterious address shown on this vintage postcard? The postcard is owned by Drew Lilleker and he’d loved to find out more about ‘Albert / Gilbert?’ Terrace. Contact us on trudyfordesign@gmail.com or 07900 184696 if you can help.

Chesterfield VW Specialist Your local Volkswagen, Audi, Skoda & Seat specialist SERVICE & REPAIR SERVICING • BRAKES CAMBELTS • REPAIRS Comments to the Friends of Eastwood Park, Hasland Facebook page or to any member of the committee will be most welcome. If the initiative is supported we will aim to put more permanent signage on the benches. The Chesterfield in Bloom Community Committee is supporting this initiative and hoping the idea will catch on across the Borough. 4

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Forthcoming events at our family run hotel: Friday 3rd April - Back by popular demand

Fine Dining Food & Wine Evening A culinary treat of classic and modern French cookery, accompanied by the finest of French wines to complement this eight-course dinner! Only £50 per person!

Sunday 5th Easter Fair - 11am until 3pm - FREE ENTRY

Easter Fair Meet the one and only Peter Rabbit! Lots of lovely seasonal stalls for your Easter Gifts. Tombola and Easter Egg Hunt.

Saturday 11th April - From 9.30am - 12noon

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny Breakfast served from 9.45am. Easter Bunny visit with photo opportunity 10.30am. Easter Egg Hunt 11-12pm. Call to book, limited spaces! Adults £11, Kids U10 £9, U5 £6.

Sunday 12th April

Easter Sunday Family Lunch Delicious 3 course home cooked menu, FREE Easter Egg for every child under 12 years old. Adults £16, Child £8, Under 3’s £3.50.

Monday 13th April - From 11am

Easter Monday Family Fun day In our Lounge Bar, or outside if weather permits. Bring the family for a delicious pub lunch. Relax with a drink and let the kids have fun with our exciting Easter Egg Hunt, Easter Bonnet competition & Bonnet Parade. Fun and games for all.

Friday 17th April

Pamper & Prosecco Ladies 80’s night Fun filled charity night raising money for chesterfield SCBU in memory of Mac Oldfield. Glass of Prosecco on arrival, 15 minute mini treatment, pork sandwiches and the fantastic Let’s 80’s band. Excellent value only £16pp.

Friday 8th May - 1pm - 7.30pm

VE Day 75th Anniversary Family Street Party!

The Selby family are delighted to announce we have reached our PLATINUM anniversary as owners of this very special hotel. We are super proud to be celebrating 20 years of providing exceptional service and great value for money whilst being an integral part of our local community. Thank you for your continued support, we look forward to welcoming customers old and new in 2020 and beyond!

Thank you from John, Gloria, Jo-Anne & Rebecca xx

Come and celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the end of World War II with a British themed street party. With a Treasure Hunt, Face Painting, Bouncy Castle, Fancy Dress Competition and “The Nation's Toast to the Heroes”.

Sunday 24th May

FREE Family Fun Day Relax with a drink whilst the children enjoy the Bouncy Castle and Children's Play Area. Kids menu. Freshly prepared bar meals and snacks available or why not book in for Sunday Lunch? Hurry though - seats are filling up fast! Live Lounge 3pm until 5pm plus EXTENDED HAPPY HOUR 3pm til 7pm!

Saturday 30th May

Gin & Tapas Night Gin cocktail on arrival with traditional Spanish Tapas. 4 course meal from specially selected menu. Dance the night away with our resident DJ until Midnight. Only £25pp.

WHY NOT STAY OVER? Attend one of our events and stay overnight in a newly refurbished Twin or Double room including one of our famous Full English Breakfasts from only £70!

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What’s Going On?

Got a local event you need to shout about? Email: trudyfordesign@gmail.com to include it in the April / May issue. 28th Mar The Franchise Hasland WMC  9pm 28th March Spring into Song! Chesterfield G&S Society concert at Hasland Village Hall. 7.30pm. Tickets £10 call Chesterfield VIC on 01246 345777 or call 0115 963 0787. 4th April Phil Jolley Hasland WMC 9pm 5th April Hasland Methodist Church Anniversary Palm Sunday Service 10.45am. 5th April Hasland Methodist Church Anniversary Hasland Afternoon Tea Service (HATS) 3pm. 7th April Chesterfield Town WI Saints Parish Centre (next to the Crooked Spire) 7.15pm. Dance ‐ A chance to practice our Ballroom / Latin steps. Visit www.chesterfieldtownwi.co.uk for more info. 9th April Maundy Thursday Service Hasland Methodist Church 7pm. 10th April Walk of Witness Begins at Hasland Methodist Church to Hasland Baptist Church (15 mins). Followed by service at Baptist Church. 10am. 10th April Northern Soul Hasland WMC ‐ 7.30pm. Everyone welcome. 11th April Community Cinema Hasland WMC ‐ Doors open 1.30pm. Film shown at 2pm. Refreshment vouchers £2 available to buy at the door for entry. 11th April North Ridge UK Hasland WMC  9pm 12th April Easter Service 8am, Easter Breakfast 9am, Easter Service for all 10.45am Hasland Methodist Church 13th April Easter Party & Bonnet competition Hasland WMC. 1.30‐4pm. Tickets £2.50 per child including snacks,drink and a treat available from Hasland WMC. Under 2's free. No Entry without a ticket. 15th April Charity Fashion Show Devonshire Arms, Hasland. 7pm. Raising funds for ‘Theo’s Burns Club’. Tickets £4 from Becci on 07367 688639. 18th April Lavida Hasland WMC 9pm 25th April Holymoorside Band in Concert St Paul’s Church, Hasland. 7pm. Tickets £7.50 from St Pauls or call 01246 221631. 25th April Flip your wig to the vintage sound of The Bluebirds Hasland WMC  9pm 27th April Community Lunch Hasland Methodist Church 12noon ‐ 1.30pm. 2nd May Dark Lightning Hasland WMC  9pm 5th May Chesterfield Town WI Saints Parish Centre (next to the Crooked Spire) 7.15pm. AGM & Reverse Bingo. Visit www.chesterfieldtownwi.co.uk for more info. 7th May Charity Fashion Show Masson Mills, Cromford 7.30pm. Fundraising for St Paul’s Church, Hasland. Tickets £5 from Hilary on 07533 582699. 8th May Northern Soul Hasland WMC ‐ 7.30pm. Everyone welcome. 9th May Community Cinema Hasland WMC ‐ Doors open 1.30pm. Film shown at 2pm. Refreshment vouchers £2 available to buy at the door for entry. 6

9th May Jamie Mallender’s Swear Box Hasland WMC ‐ Swear Box proceeds for Sheffield Children's Hospital, please swear generously! 9pm. 16th May After Hours Hasland WMC 9pm 23rd May Pink Tribute Hasland WMC  9pm. The Awesome Gemma Moody. ticketed event free to members £10 non members. 28th May The Grits 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 Working Mens Club. Contact Gloria Harrison on 01246 231381. Zumba Hasland Working Mens Club ‐ 12.30pm‐1.30pm JuJitsu Hasland Working Mens Club 6.30pm‐9.30pm First Monday of each month Tuesday if BH: 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 Zumba Gold Hasland Methodist Church 11.30am‐12.30pm. Louise Berry ‐ Tel: 07790 338091 Friendship Group for Men Hasland Methodist Church ‐ 2‐4pm Eastwood Park Petanque Club Eastwood Park (behind the tennis courts) 10am‐12noon ‐ contact eastwoodparkpetanqueclub@gmail.com or call Peter or Janet on 01246 550392. Community Choir Hasland Hall School (term time) 7pm‐8.30pm. Christina McKechnie 0776 3308773. 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. 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 Set Tuesdays: Mobile Library Eastwood Park Drive 1.50‐3.20pm 14‐Apr, 12‐May. First Tuesday of each month: Chesterfield Town WI Meeting 7.15pm Saints Parish Centre (next to the Crooked Spire). Visit www.chesterfieldtownwi.co.uk. 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 / jill@villagehallpilates.co.uk. 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. Slimming World 5.30pm & 7.30pm at Hasland Methodist Church ‐ Lynda 07938 021797 First Wednesday of each month Nightingale Ladies Probus ‐ 10am ‐ The Old House, Loundsley Green. Coffee and speaker (Ladies over 50). Call Joanne: 01246 850149 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 Crafty Chit Chat ‐ Hasland Methodist Church 7‐10pm ‐ Friendly, welcome group. Angela Goggins 01246 203035 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. F: 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 in 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 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. 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. 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 longmater@yahoo.com. Quiz Bingo Hasland Working Mens Club ‐ 9.45‐10.45pm Eastwood Park Petanque Club Eastwood Park 10am‐12noon ‐ contact eastwoodparkpetanqueclub@gmail.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 Weight Watchers ‐ Hasland Methodist Church. 6.15 ‐ 7.15pm with Claire. 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 2nd Friday of month Weight Watchers Hasland Methodist Church. 9am ‐ 10am with Claire. Zumba followed by Abs Challenge 6‐7pm Hasland Methodist Church. 1st Friday of each month Chesterfield Stroke Group 2‐4pm St. Thomas Church Centre, Brampton. Tel:  07797 284885. Email: chesterfieldstrokegroup@yahoo.com. 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. continued overleaf

What’s Going On?

Coffee, Tea & IT Digital devices for beginners: Laptops, ipads, phones 4th Thursday of the month 10am‐12noon at Hasland Working Men’s Club

Community Gala Day in Eastwood Park, Hasland 14th June 2020 Stall bookings now being taken for Community Groups and Local Organisations.

To request a booking form contact Barbara on pandb73@gmail.com

23rd April & 28th May Also 3rd Thursday of the month 10am‐12noon at Grassmoor Methodist Church & community hub. 16th April & 21st May If you are interested in getting involved with the Big Local Fund, please get in touch by contacting: Dallas ‐ call 07825 183569 Email: dallas.asher@grasslandhasmoor.co.uk Karin ‐ call 07825 294346 Email: Karin.evangelides@grasslandhasmoor.co.uk



Chesterfield Childrens Centre’s Tuesday

Stay & Play

at Hasland Youth Centre • Tuesdays 9.30‐11.00am • For ages 0‐5 years • Term‐time only • Free to attend You are welcome to bring your own snack.

Issue 9 competition winners

Wheelgate Family ticket ‐ Victoria Wyatt Blackadder ‐ A Rodgers Every Wednesday in term time 3‐5pm Ten Times Table Tickets ‐ A Humphreys Drop in after school for games and refreshments 3pm‐5pm

Hasland Methodist Church

An additional Hangout session has now started on Wednesday Evenings from 7pm onwards. Youth worker with DBS check present at the club. Children in Year 6 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Coffee Shop at Wesley’s 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 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 11th April & 9th May 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 available on the door priced £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.

Spare Thyme Community Allotment Project The Spare Thyme community allotment project at Mill Lane allotments, Grassmoor aims to bring together young and old, male and female, novice and experienced, skilled and unskilled people on a joint owned allotment which is managed and harvested on a shared basis. 2020 is our third season and we are looking for likeminded people to join in and enjoy the satisfaction of growing our own food. We are now well settled on plot 26. We have a tool shed, and a new potting shed. We are planting new seeds and seedlings, then tending and harvesting the produce as it grows. We hope to bring people from the community of Grassland Hasmoor Big Local together to learn new skills and to benefit psychologically, physically and socially. If you are interested please call Philip on 01246 239897 or email pandb73@gmail.com for more information.

Derbyshire Unemployed Workers Centre

HASLAND DROP IN DUWC are a busy advice service covering North and East Derbyshire providing Welfare Rights Advice Services. 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. • Welfare Benefits & Tax Credits • Completion of claim forms • Representation at Benefit tribunals • Liaising with the DWP, Inland Revenue & 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 S41 OSJ. You can also find them at Grassmoor Community Centre, Thursdays from 10.00am ‐ 12.00pm.

Their Helpline is 01246 231441. Visit www.duwc.org.uk.

Come and join the friendly sessions at Hasland Community Hub @ Hasland Working Men's Club on Thursdays 10.00 ‐ 12.00. Strictly No Falling ‐ Chair Based exercises are followed by great indoor games including Kurling and Boccia... interspersed with tea, biscuits and laughter!' Email or call for details: dallas.asher@grasslandhasmoor.co.uk 07825 183569 Karin.evangelides@grasslandhasmoor.co.uk 07825 294346

DUWC is funded by Chesterfield Borough Council and North East Derbyshire District Council, as well as many Town and Parish Councils throughout Derbyshire.


What’s Going On? EVERY SATURDAY Danceworks ChesterďŹ eld Hasland Methodist Church â€? Children’s Tap, Ballet, Modern &  Acro. Call Elly on 07399 503888. Coee Shop at Wesley’s â€? Hasland Methodist Church â€? 9.30amâ€?12.30pm. A variety of homemade cakes and refreshments. All welcome. Angela Goggins â€? Tel: 01246 203035 Live Music from 9pm, Bingo & Play Your Cards Right â€? Hasland Working Mens Club 1st & 3rd Saturday each month: Bharatanatyam Classes â€? Asian Association of ChesterďŹ eld 01246 297452.

Eastwood Park Petanque Club

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 eastwoodparkpetanqueclub@gmail.com or call Peter or Janet on 01246 550392. Quiz from 9pm, Bingo & Play Your Cards Right � Hasland Working Mens Club

Anyone welcome, the ďŹ rst three sessions are free. No experience or equipment is necessary. Sessions take place on Tuesday mornings 10amâ€?12noon, Thursday mornings 10amâ€?12 noon and Sunday mornings 10am â€? 12noon. In the Spring and Summer they meet on a Wednesday evening from 6pmâ€?8pm. Contact them via Facebook ‘Eastwood Park Petanque Club’ or by email: eastwoodparkpetanqueclub@gmail.com or call Peter or Janet on 01246 550392. Situated behind the tennis courts in Eastwood Park.

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7th April: DANCE A chance to practise our Ballroom / Latin steps ahead of Derbyshire Federation Does Strictly!

5th May: AGM & Reverse Bingo We review the last year, elect the committee and vote on resolutions.

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11:30 AM PARISH MASS with Blessing of Palm Crosses

7:15 PM LOW MASS with Devotional address


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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. The clubs are run by John Cannon, UK  athletics qualified running coach with a long running career.

Interested? Contact: john@cannonevents.co.uk


Hasland Magazine

1st class service at 1st Class Kitchens 1st Class Kitchens have been providing residents of Chesterfield and beyond with beautiful kitchens for over 16 years. The kitchen is often the hub of our home and one of the most important home improvements that many households invest in. It’s so important to get your kitchen project just right and to have a clear plan of what you need your kitchen to be, whether the focus is simply food preparation, family dining or entertaining. Creating the correct layout is hugely important to the success of your project so seeking help from an expert team is a great way to ensure you get it right. Helen Oxley from 1st Class Kitchens certainly knows kitchens. Helen told me “Trends have changed in recent years with many households preferring a more blended space for family time, rather than a confined separate kitchen area and dining room. Designing an open plan dining/socialising/family space takes more planning and knowledge than simply taking down an internal wall. It’s important to take into account the structure of your home and whether you need to consider building regulations or even a new RSJ. It may be that you need to make changes to your plumbing and electrics in order to redesign your kitchen in your chosen style. My husband Dave personally oversees the project management of all of our customer’s projects right from the design stage. Our team of professional friendly tradesmen work to the highest of standards

and have a wealth of knowledge to ensure we can achieve the kitchen of your dreams. Once we have discussed your ideas and finalised your the price we quote will not change.” I asked helen how the 1st Class team can help if space is limited in a home. She told me “Storage is key in a project where space is limited. It’s important to maximise every inch of space using clever cupboard combinations and integrated appliances. Combination appliances such as a washer/dryer or microwave/grill can be invaluable to free up valuable space. Choosing a fridge/freezer and fitting a hob into a worktop space means that your kitchen can be fully functional and look great no matter what the space limitations. Our Corner based units and Lazy Susan shelving options make the most of every corner of the room that may otherwise be unused. Cupboards aren’t the only option for storage either as we can incorporate matching shelving . We can also use cleverly recessed power units and pop‐up electrical sockets. It’s also particularly useful to choose underfloor heating so that there’s no need to accommodate radiators.” Helen has seen many kitchen fashions come and go over the years but some classic styles and design principles never fade. “Kitchen islands are ever popular in many homes. As well as being ideal for food preparation you can place seating around your island to create a dining space for casual meals or simply for coffee and a chat.”

The team at 1st Class Kitchens would love to help you design and create your perfect kitchen. They offer a huge range of styles from the very traditional to the ultra modern and are full of fantastic ideas to make your space work for you. Visit their showroom on Derby Road to browse the wide variety of units, appliances and handles and the vast choice of colours available and take a look at their beautiful kitchen displays.

1st Class Kitchens, 456 Derby Road, Chesterfield, S40 2EU Tel: 01246 271727 www.1stclasskitchensltd.co.uk

Prom shopping at Derbyshire Bridal Boutique Are you on the hunt for a prom dress this Spring? My daughter Leah and I recently visited Derbyshire Bridal Boutique to seek out her perfect gown. I have met owner Gemma many times and knew that she would make Leah feel really special. The boutique is situated at Unit 1, Brimington Road and is a real treasure trove of beautiful bridal gowns, bridesmaid and flower girl dresses and prom gowns as well as shoes and accessories. There is a fabulous range of gowns on display as well as a huge rail of ‘off the peg’ choices at sale prices. Gemma stocks many well known designer options including Victoria Kay and Millie May Bridal and Ruby Prom. Visits to the boutique are on an appointments basis so that Gemma can give each client her full attention. She is happy to help clients to try the gowns and offers an honest expert opinion. She immediately knew which dress would be perfect for Leah and was absolutely right even though we tried on a couple more for fun!

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Volunteer with Active Age Did you know there is a scheme in Chesterfield that helps enable isolated older people to get out more with help from a volunteer ‘buddy’. Friendly volunteers at the Telephone Befriending Service

Interested? Email Debbie on aa@ageconcernchesterfield.org.uk or give her a call on 01246 273333 or 07307 850616. Active Age is based at South Lodge, Boythorpe Avenue, Chesterfield S40 2BF. Visit: www.ageconcernchesterfield.co.uk.

Debbie Fennell & Jo Sinclair

Tel: 01246 274771

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Reduce the stress of your property sale and purchase Here at Banner Jones we have been helping the people of Chesterfield with the sale and purchase of property since our offices on Glumangate opened in 1878. We know the prospect of buying or selling your home can be daunting, especially when you take into consideration all of the contributing factors that are ultimately out of your control.

By Richard Joy, Head of Residential Property in Chesterfield at Banner Jones

For helpful guides and information please visit bannerjones.co.uk 24 Glumangate, Chesterfield S40 1UA.



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In fact, it is now considered so stressful an experience that it comes second only to divorce according to the Home Buyers Alliance research ‐ with the anxiety associated with other major life milestones such as changing jobs, caring for an elderly or sick relative, and preparing for childbirth, ultimately paling in comparison. With this in mind, our Head of Residential Property in Chesterfield, Richard Joy, offers some top tips on how to get started when looking to move house: 1 Instruct a solicitor as early as possible, particularly if you have a property to sell. A lot of the sale paperwork can be prepared in advance and be ready to send as soon as a buyer is in place. 2 If you are buying with a mortgage, it saves time if you get an ‘Agreement in Principle’ from a lender before you start looking at properties. That way, as soon as you have had an offer accepted you can simply confirm your exact mortgage agreement which will help speed things up. 3 Be upfront with your solicitor. If you are selling and do not have all the relevant building and glazing certificates and documents then be upfront about it, you will often be able to insure against this anyway. 4 Do not agree completion dates with the other party without checking with your solicitor. Completion can’t be agreed until all of the contracts in the chain are ready to be exchanged, so always check before agreeing anything as this very often is what causes frustration and disappointment. 5 Avoid same day exchange and completion as this can lead to maximum stress. All it takes is for someone in the chain to change their mind and you are left with the cost of the removers and maybe even the stress of not moving at all. 6 If you have a leasehold property to sell, it would be worth checking the number of years left of the lease. If it is below 100 years, you might find this is an issue as a buyer may not be able to get a mortgage on a property with such a short lease. We can help you either to buy your freehold or to extend your lease. Whether you are a looking to buy or sell a house in order to downsize, relocate or perhaps even move up the property ladder, Banner Jones have one the largest residential property teams in the area and are here to help you every step of the way. Call our quotes team on 01246 511 296 and we’ll get you started.

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CAN HASLAND BE A PART OF TOTALLY LOCAL’S FIVER FEST? Can we help our own area by joining in with this fantastic initiative run by Totally Local? I think so.... You may have heard of an initiative which is helping many towns to encourage residents to ‘Shop Local’. I think this would be a brilliant project for Hasland to take part in and I would love to find out if other residents and independent businesses feel the same way. Totally Local is an initiative by an expert in branding and marketing ‐ Chris Sands, who is passionate about small businesses. Totally Local have been hosting ‘FIVER FESTS’ successfully in towns in the UK and abroad for over 7 years. Fiver Fest is a free to join campaign based around the now famous Totally Locally £5 message:

A little background on the project: Totally Locally is not funded, is not a big organisation and is not connected to any organisation or government initiative. It runs alongside Chris Sands’ company, The Good Company, as a stand‐alone project. Totally Locally has been given away for free but it doesn’t mean it hasn’t cost a lot. It has had hundreds of hours work to produce the full step by step guide, the beautifully designed posters and templates and meeting with towns, talking to people and supporting people online. It’s all been done in the name of ‘The Economics of Being Nice’. Meaning being nice makes business tick, makes life better and makes for a big adventure. Chris grew up with a Dad running a village shop, and a Grandad running a bike shop. it’s where the passion to help small businesses comes from. “If my Dad had had access to something like Totally Locally all those years ago, it would have made life a lot easier for our family. That’s why I did this.” In 2015 Chris received an Honorary Doctorate from Staffordshire University for his work helping in the grass‐roots led regeneration of towns across the world. He has also won many other awards including: Winner – Economic Development Australia Awards 2016 – Best Promotional & Marketing Campaign – for ‘Extraordinary, Everyday Barossa’ Winner of APSE Award 2013 – Best Community & Neighbourhood Initiative for Valley of Lights Winner of the ‘Inspire Award 2013’ for Inspirational People of Calderdale

FIVER FEST ‘HOW TO DO IT’ GUIDE A guide for Shop & Business Owners The Totally Locally £5 Message has captured the imagination of so many people. They get it. It makes it easier for them to shop locally. They don’t feel overwhelmed and don’t feel that they have to boycott their supermarkets.

So they do it. Then they start to think more about their town.

The next Totally Local Fiver Fest will take place during June 2020. Businesses taking part are asked to put on special £5 offers over 2 weeks, to show the diversity and value of what they sell, and to say thank you to the communities that support them. A team of voluntary helpers put together a Facebook page to showcase everyones offer and help to promote the event in the community in different ways. Areas that want to join the project can apply for the free promotional pack from Totally Local which includes posters, shopping bags, information leaflets and badges to be used during the event. I have provisionally added Hasland to the current waiting list in the hope that we have enough interest to go ahead. Individual shops can also download offer vouchers, leaflets and other ideas from the website. Spending just £5 a week in your local town makes a big difference and the Fiver Fest promotes this message. Areas taking part calculate the effect that the £5 spend would have on them and display it on their posters. The wide range of independent business which we are lucky enough to have in Hasland is amazing. I really think this could act as a reminder to residents about what we have available to buy locally and hopefully generate future revenue for our shops. If the project goes ahead in Hasland then the Hasland Magazine June / July issue will feature a large article about the Fiver Fest. Each business that takes part will be mentioned free of charge along with an example of their offer. Businesses that take part will also be offered a discounted larger ad if they would like to further promote their offer and their trade. Interested? Please get in touch, whether you are an independent business that would like to take part, or an individual that would enjoy helping to plan and publicise the event. Let’s see if we can make this happen!

Email: trudyfordesign@gmail.com or call 07900 184696.

It makes it easy for people to say “I’m going to spend my £5 to support my High Street” and it shows that you as a business appreciate their custom – because you have put on a great offer for them. It has had such an impact in almost every place it has been run. And people like to find new things. And they feel less intimidated if they know they can go and just spend £5 instead of worrying that everything will be really expensive in your shop. Fiver Fest works even better if it’s tied into a food tasting or demonstration in your shop or with a treasure trail or map of all the offers.

AN OPPORTUNITY… This is not about just selling £5 things. It’s an opportunity to get people through the door who haven’t ever stepped foot in your shop, or haven’t been for ages. What you do when they get there is up to you. Don’t worry if you don’t sell a lot of your £5 offer. It’s not about that as your offer may not be right for everyone. Just notice how many more people come into your shop and are talking about the campaign. Some towns have created amazing artwork to promote Fiver Fests. We ask you to promote offers from shops around you too, print them out and put them on all the shops’ counters. This means you are all promoting each other, and people find out about places they may never even knew existed – and one of them could be you!

People will travel if there’s lots of offers from loads of different shops. So by highlighting other businesses in your town you are persuading people to come and join in. It’s about creating a sense of exploring your High Street. The big picture makes a bigger impact.

Just Remember…. it’s not about shifting old stock – you are giving people an excuse for them to explore your area and find out about all the great shops that are there. So make it a brilliant offer! The better it is, the more you will sell, but the more people will think about your shop in the future as somewhere to get good quality, interesting stuff. Some shops even change their offer as they go along, or have a few from the start.

THINK OF IT AS AN INVESTMENT INTO ADVERTISING YOUR BUSINESS. IT’S THAT SIMPLE. Gail Hannan, volunteer co‐ordinator of Bolsover Fiver Fest said “In Bolsover…FIVER FEST was UNBELIEVABLE……the community really got behind us……I set up Bolsover FiverFest page….people were sharing and spreading the word, sending pics of their purchases and leaving positive comments & reviews about the shops and business in town. This has brought our town TOGETHER!” PLEASE NOTE: THE FIVER FEST IS FOR INDEPENDENT BUSINESSES ONLY – THOSE WHO CONTRIBUTE DIRECTLY INTO THE LOCAL ECONOMY OF THEIR TOWN. IT DOESNT INCLUDE BIG CHAIN STORES, SUPERMARKETS OR MULTINATIONAL COMPANIES. FIVER FEST WAS DESIGNED TO LEVEL THE PLAYING FIELD – TO GIVE A HAND TO SMALL INDEPENDENT BUSINESSES. 14

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Hasland’s Environmental News

Small changes to help the world Guest columnist Mica Day tells us how her family have made small changes in their home to help the planet without breaking the bank.

Plastic Free Chesterfield are working with Hasland schools, community groups and businesses to dramatically reduce the amount of single‐use plastics in the area. Working with the national charity Surfers Against Sewage, the aim is for Chesterfield to become an accredited Plastic Free Town. The group is working to sign up over 100 organisations and groups committed to reducing plastic waste across Chesterfield. Hasland is a key target area, given its community spirit and strong independent businesses. In the BBC programme Blue Planet II, Sir David Attenborough highlighted the worrying impacts of single‐use plastics in our oceans: ● 8,000,000 pieces of plastic pollution find their way into the ocean every day ● 320,000,000 tonnes of plastic are generated globally in 2016. This is set to double by 2034 ● There are now 5000 items of marine plastic pollution per mile of beach in the UK. By taking individual actions whilst also working collectively across Hasland and Chesterfield, we can all make a difference. Masons Coffee House on Mansfield Road became the first recognised Plastic Free Champion in Hasland in 2019. Envii, which specialises in environmentally friendly home, garden and pond products is also a Champion. Others are in the process of obtaining recognition. It would be fantastic if Hasland could become a beacon for reducing plastic waste across town. Simple changes and a commitment to reducing plastic waste are essentially what is required for organisations to achieve ‘Plastic Free’ recognition. For instance, Masons Coffee House use reusable plastic containers instead of plastic cling film. All of their preserves, sauces, milk and sugar are now in glass or ceramics instead of small plastic packets or sachets. Coffee in reusable cups is now subject to a 30p discount. Meanwhile, Hasland Pet Supplies is encouraging customers to buy their wild bird food in recycled drinks bottles. When customers collect more bird food, they return the bottle they’ve used for refilling. For its part, Chesterfield Borough Council has formed a Climate Working Group in response to declaring a climate emergency. The plan the working group have created includes the development of new sustainable trade and domestic waste policies that build on refuse, reuse, recycle principles and recognises the work of Plastic Free Chesterfield in supporting local businesses and schools. If your business, school or community group is interested in how you can attain Plastic Free status, go to Facebook: PlasticFreeChesterfield, Twitter: @plasticfreechez, Instagram: @plasticfreechesterfielduk or email plasticfreechesterfield@gmail.com. Individuals and families interested in how they can reduce their plastic waste should look at resources on the Surfers Against Sewage website: www.sas.org.uk.


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Since Sir David Attenborough brought us the latest Blue Planet, plastic pollution awareness has skyrocketed ‐ which is amazing! It was the first time so many people of a variety of ages engaged with a TV show so much that they made actual changes in their everyday lives. A year or so on from this and there are more reusable and eco friendly options out there in High Street shops and supermarkets. Some people changed their diets, some recycle more, people try to shop more plastic free, buying more reusable items and they bring their bags for life when shopping. I see more people making these changes and although it may not seem like it, these small changes can have a big effect. Every time you purchase something you are voting for a product with your money. The more positivity for reusable and environmentally friendly options, the more will come about. There are some great reusable options for everyday use, my favourite is the wax food wraps. These are wax wraps that replace the cling film and sandwich bags you would use to cover food in the fridge, take your lunch to work, save things for later etc. I purchased three wraps for about £13 (you can get vegan or beeswax wraps). This may seem a lot initially but it is a worthwhile investment. I haven’t used cling film or a sandwich bag in the last 3 or 4 years and I wouldn’t go back. I use these ALL the time and they still haven’t lost their wax coating so their efficiency is still as good as when I purchased them. They are easy to wipe clean and store so they are no hassle at all. Reusable cleansing pads are the future! Say goodbye to face wipes (which are mostly made up of plastic) and mountains of cotton wool. These were a revelation for me. At the end of the day I need to take my face off and speed and effectiveness are very important, so I was very sceptical of these pads but I was pleasantly proved wrong. These often come in rounds and are made of different materials depending on where you purchase them from, some are soft towelling, fleece, cotton, bamboo material ‐ such a variety. You use them in the same way as cotton wool, simply put your cleanser on and wipe away the day. They’re super easy to clean, you just put them in the washing machine with your clothes, towels etc and they come out good as new. I have discovered it is better to put them in a delicate washing bag though as they are quite small and you don’t want them to block the machine, no one wants a flooding situation. I was probably buying at least 1 ½ tubes of cotton wool a month and even though it was organic natural cotton, it’s still waste that is going to take a long time to biodegrade so it seemed a no brainer. You can get a pack of 6 for under £6 and they last ages, depending on how well you look after them. Chesterfield and Hasland are really good locations with lots of individual business’ wanting to help and change the mind‐set of shoppers by trying to encourage plastic free solutions and options. One of my favourite places to go to is Ibbotsons as the veg is more reasonable than the supermarket, the quality is much better AND the majority of the produce doesn’t have any packaging. I always take my reusable bag with me and they offer brown paper bags in the shop to put individual veg into rather than plastic bags. I think there is a perception that reusable items or more eco friendly items are always more expensive which just isn’t the case. Here are some other actions you can take to help reduce your plastic waste: • Try switching your shampoo, conditioner and shower gels to bars with no plastic packaging. Urban Flamingo in Chesterfield town centre do a great selection, or local Derbyshire maker Elsie Moss Botanical. • Invest in a bamboo fully recyclable toothbrush (Holland & Barret, Urban Flamingo, Boots) • Try a deodorant that is in a tin or jar (these also tend to be more natural and Aluminium free which is much better for your health) • Instead of buying a new bottled cleaning product every time why not invest in some concentrated cleaning fluid and reuse the bottle (Astonish and Zoflora are excellent, reasonable and kind to animals) • Reusable bags, always. Products from Steph’s Sustainable Stuff Steph’s Sustainable Stuff are a local supplier of reusable wipes, wax wraps, reusables and refillables. Find them on Chesterfield Market every Monday opposite HSBC, every 2nd Thursday on Low Pavement, every Saturday near Dents and at the Artisan Market on the last Sunday of each month.

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Hasland’s Environmental News

Schools’ Sustainability and Enterprise Project The Hasland/Hady cluster group of schools have been working hard on an environmental project to produce handcrafted items made from recycled materials. Children are also creating newsletters and information sheets to educate others on the benefits of looking after the planet. The original aim of the project was for the children to host their own shop in Chesterfield Town Centre for a day. Although this event has been postponed it is hoped that the project can take place some time in the future. The shop is being kindly offered free of charge by Chesterfield Borough Council. The plan is for the shop to be staffed by the children, with staff on hand to help to offer for sale the fabulous handcrafted items that the children have made. This includes jewellery made from recycled household products and Bird Boxes. The shop would also be a showcase for the sustainability and ecological skills that the children have gained. Their projects have included: • Using recycled plastic bottles to make bricks which will be used to build a greenhouse to grow fruit and vegetables. This produce will then be used in school for snacks and lunch. • Changing the school’s milk delivery to glass bottles. • Creating compost from break and lunch time food leftovers. • Introducing recycling bins in the playgrounds. • The ‘Bags to School’ project which involves parents and children bringing in bags of old clothing to weigh in for recycling. This also raises funds which the will be put back into sustainability projects.

• Plastic Free Fridays ‐ Students who bring in a packed lunch will receive an award if their lunch does not contain any plastic packaging. • Offering more cycle and scooter pods in school to encourage children to ride to school and families to use the car less. • Using service buses or walking to school trip destinations instead of bringing in extra transport services. • Using proper cups for visitors rather than disposable. • Hasland Infant School are reducing their lunchtime food waste by firstly weighing the waste, altering the menus around a little and then re‐weighing the waste to assess the change. They are no longer packaging their sandwiches individually and are removing plastic pots from school. All this is taking place with the help of Anne Welch. Staff and children are hoping to spread the word to parents and visitors about sustainability. Derbyshire County Council's Eco‐schools Officer Anne Welch was also due to visit to offer advice and support for the ‘Reduce, Reuse and Recycle’ agenda. Any profit made from the project will go straight back into the schools’ sustainability agenda. Future plans involve a proposal which is currently being discussed with Chesterfield Borough Council for Hady School to act as a ‘nursery’ for plant saplings which will later be planted across the borough in an attempt to offset carbon footprints. It’s great to know the future of our planet is in good hands with the help of our children!

Plastic Free Shopping in Hasland Boo’s Pantry was launched in September last year by Beki O’Connell, who had an idea to bring zero waste shopping to her local town of Mansfield. Beki had visited similar stores in other areas to purchase refillable and plastic free goods and bravely decided to spend her savings on a small amount of stock to launch her own project. I asked Beki to explain the concept of Zero Waste Shopping and how Boo’s Pantry works: “As a zero waste shop the main aim is to reduce plastic consumption in our community. Plastic is a convenient way to shop but we now know that ALL plastic ever created is still on the earth ‐ bottles, nappies, wet wipes, toothbrushes ‐ the list goes on and on. It is estimated that in 30 years time there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish if we do not change our habits. At Boo's Pantry you can fill your own jars and bottles from our range of cleaning products and toiletries to help reduce the amount of plastic in circulation. All of our products are cruelty free and earth friendly! It has been trial and error getting to this point but we now have secure relationships with well established suppliers of household products. We have accessed stock that is available to us on circular economy (every container I empty is returned and reused for other customers) meaning that Boo's Pantry does not generate plastic waste through bulk buying. As a recognized Social Enterprise Boo's Pantry will donate profits generated to local charities with like minded goals.” Boo’s Pantry now offer a refill pick up point in Hasland, at Pottery Bee Pottery Studio. You can order your refills through the Boo’s Pantry Facebook page, pay by card or Paypal and then collect your orders which will be supplied in reused bottles that have been donated by other customers. Beki will take away your empty bottles to pass to other customers. Boo’s Pantry ‐ Zero Waste Store. Orders available to collect from Pottery Bee, 349 Hasland Road. 18

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Hasland Charity store now open to shoppers! The National Hereditary Breast Cancer Helpline warehouse on Storforth Lane Trading Estate is now open to shoppers as a charity store. This gives savvy shoppers the chance to grab the donated bargains before they are dispatched to the NHBCH charity shops across the area. There are many bargains on offer including a large selection of electrical items (all tested for electrical safety) plus special offers on children’s clothing at 3 for 99p! They also stock many new designer items at massively discounted prices. The National Hereditary Breast Cancer Helpline was founded in 1996 by Wendy Watson, when little or nothing was generally known about Hereditary Breast Cancer. The main aim of the helpline was to ensure that those worried about their family history had access to full information on all the options currently available and full peer support for whatever option was chosen. Most importantly they wanted to ensure that those affected had the opportunity to make informed choices. It is also an important role of the helpline to reassure those worrying unnecessarily. The charity was instrumental in bringing the ‘Management of women at risk’ to the attention of the Department of Health before guidelines were developed and announced by NICE, with representation and approval from the Helpline. The Helpline was also active in alerting the government to the worrying situation of the gene patent, which, if allowed to go forward, would have made genetic testing prohibitively expensive for the NHS, thus costing lives. The Helpline is manned as near as possible 24 hours per day, every day, although an answering service is always available. To date many thousands of calls have been taken worldwide and Wendy has given numerous talks internationally. In 2000 Wendy was called upon to help advise on the launch of a similar incentive in the USA. The shops and warehouse are key to the charity’s fundraising. If you get chance to go along please do so, grab yourself a bargain and help the charity at the same time! The shop is open business hours 7 days a week and you can call them on 01246 204111. National Hereditary Breast Cancer Helpline War house Store: Unit 67‐69, Avenue 4, Storforth Lane Trading Estate S41 0QZ (at the back of the Estate).

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Spital Cemetery News - Anzac Day The Friends of Spital Cemetery welcome Hasland Magazine readers to join us on 25th April at 5am for a service of remembrance on ANZAC Day.

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HASLAND HOPS MICRO BAR Opening soon on Mansfield Road Dean Wilson is a relative newcomer to the Hasland area, but I’m fairly sure he’s going to become well known very soon! Having worked in the motoring industry for the last 12 years, most recently at Harleyworld, Dean was ready for a change. He has a keen interest in Real Ale and was surprised that no one had launched a micro bar in Hasland. He told me “I’ve always fancied running my own business and felt there was a real gap in the market so I decided to give it a try.” Dean’s wife Amy and two young daughters were initially quite surprised by his idea but soon came round and were happy to support the project so Dean began to look into what would be required to make ‘Hasland Hops’ happen. He studied to become a personal licensee and learned about licensing law before focusing on finding the perfect premises. Once this was found he waited patiently for a decision from planning on whether they would grant a change of use for the building. Thankfully this was approved ‐ 3 days after Dean left his full time job ‐ a very tense time! Dean is thrilled with the location at 24 Mansfield Road, on Hasland’s busy row of shops. He plans to refit the interior in a traditional pub style with wood furniture. Having explored several supplier options Dean settled on a partnership with Heineken Brewery who will be installing the latest technology in bar equipment including the ‘Smartdispense’ pump which will which pull the perfect cold fresh pint. They will also supply a selection of their products for sale including Beavertown Neck Oil, Birra Moretti, Strongbow Cloudy, Guinness, Hop House 13 and Old Mout Cider. At the time of print Dean was hoping for an opening date of early April. Hasland Hops will offer a huge range of drinks including 4 cask ale pumps which will change continuously plus a fantastic range of gins including Chesterfield Gin as well as wine, prosecco, spirits and ciders. Dean plans to include non‐alcoholic options for drivers and non drinkers too as well as an off‐license option. Bar snacks will also be available. I asked Dean what else he has in store at Hasland Hops. He said “I’m full of ideas. I’d like to host some small events in the future, maybe gin tasting or wine tasting nights. I’m a huge boxing fan so would like to look into the option of showing matches. I’m quite interested in live performances in the bar too. Most importantly we will be a friendly team who will welcome everyone to the pub.” You can follow ‘Hasland Hops’ on Facebook to keep up to date with the planned opening date and hours as well as opening offers and competitions.



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Sandra’s fabulous garden

Blooming beautiful Hasland Gardens

Why not give your garden a chance to be a Chesterfield in Bloom winner? Did you know that each year Chesterfield competes in the RHS East Midlands in Bloom competition? For the past 4 years Chesterfield has been awarded a Gold Standard. This year the town have been put forward as a finalist for Britain in Bloom. The ‘Chesterfield in Bloom’ competition is a local competition for residents, tenants, schools and allotment holders. The competition contributes to the town’s positive score at the RHS East Midlands in Bloom. Most importantly it encourages residents to take pride in their gardens and to make our town a greener place to live whilst improving health and wellbeing. Hasland resident Sandra Hume first entered the ‘Chesterfield in Bloom’ competition in 2012 after encouragement from her husband who actually submitted the entry. She was sure her garden wouldn’t be up to the winning standard but wanted to give it a try. She was “surprised to say the least” when she won 3 first prizes for Best Small Front Garden, Best Small Back Garden and Best Overall Garden! Sandra told me she has always been a keen gardener. As a girl she would sow seeds along the garden path in the family garden and grow vegetables with her father. She enjoyed growing Virginian Stocks and Night Scented Stocks from seeds and watching her Lilac Bushes thrive. Sandra and her mother would also cut their small lawn with scissors as they didn’t have a mower! Sandra had great success in the Chesterfield in Bloom competition from 2012 ‐ 2015, evidenced by her fabulous collection of trophies. Eventually she decided to try a different perspective and become a judge of the contest. She loves judging the school entry category and encouraging young people to get involved in gardening and growing. There are special categories for senior schools such as a themed 24

Best Wheelbarrow competition where the wheelbarrow is provided, meaning that children can have a try at gardening even when no ground is available. Previous themes have included Harry Potter and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Some of our local schools have had a try at bringing their gardens to life. Hasland Infant School and Hady School have entered a couple of times and showed great potential. Spire Infant School on Derby Road have had great success with their gardening projects including several wins in Chesterfield as well as East Midlands in Bloom. Sandra encourages any keen gardeners to give their garden a chance and told me that you don’t have to have the largest garden to be successful. Competition categories include Best Container Garden meaning even those with the smallest plot can do well. She told me “Some of the gardens I have seen in Hasland are beautiful and I’ve seen some lovely baskets out and about. Your garden doesn’t have to be magnificent to be worthy of a prize.” A particular favourite of hers was called ‘Jack’s Garden’, which was created by a lady in Tapton to be a lovely space for her Norfolk Terrier! Sandra is also a founding member of the Chesterfield in Bloom Committee which formed in 2015. The group was formed to help organise, promote and take action to support the growing Bloom campaign and members represent a wide range of community groups, local businesses and the council. They also help out with local community gardening projects in the town including revitalising spare ground at Holme Hall and Brimington. They are responsible for the fantastic yearly bulb planting in Eastwood Park where Daffodil bulbs are planted by children from Hasland Junior School. Green‐fingered residents are urged to pick up their trowels and take part in this year’s competition. Competition categories include: Best front garden, Best back garden (up to 80m2, Best back garden (larger than 80m2), Best container garden / hanging basket, Best blooming pub / restaurant. Entrants can try for two categories each year. The winners of these categories are also entered into the Best overall garden category. Local businesses can also get involved in supporting the Chesterfield in Bloom campaign and helping to improve the town. A wide range of opportunities are available, including tree sponsorship, hanging basket sponsorship and the popular traffic island sponsorship.

If you would like to find out more about entering or sponsoring the 2020 competition please email john.ramsey@chesterfield.gov.uk.

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Jumping for Success

BRODY RHODES IS A 10 YEAR OLD STUDENT AT HASLAND JUNIOR SCHOOL and he absolutely loves trampolining! He could never get enough of bouncing on his home trampoline, even in the rain, so two years ago his parents Phil and Jo suggested he give it a go as a hobby and join a club. They decided to give Chesterfield Gymnastics and Trampolining Club a try and Brody has not stopped bouncing his way to success ever since. Brody loves the club and had only been a member for a few months before he was invited to join the club’s academy and begin competing in trampoline competitions. Although he was very nervous on the day of his first competition Brody thoroughly enjoyed the experience and came in first in the novice class, against some older competitors. Competitions are generally split into novice, intermediate and elite classes rather than defined by age so the range can be quite large. I asked Brody what happens at a competition. He told me “You have to really practice a routine which you are given in advance. The routines can be quite different for each competition so there’s a lot to learn. You practice when you first arrive and then compete twice.” He also tried to explain a routine to me and it went something like this..... Present, 6 bounces, arm set, full twist, straddle, half twist to seat, half twist, half twist, pike jump, back drop, half twist out of that, then tuck jump front somersault...... I’m sure I don’t have that quite right but it certainly illustrates how much Brody manages to remember! I also quizzed him about his favourite moves and his ‘dream’ move that he would love to achieve eventually. He said “My best move that I can do now is ‘pike front’ which is like a tuck front somersault only without bending your knees. My ambition move is a straight back where instead of tucking in for a somersault you go around with your body straight.” I’m sure he will get there one day! Brody told me that he loves the trampolining club and has made lots of friends from different schools and of different ages. I asked him what it was that made trampolining stand out for him, he said “It’s fun, you learn new things. I really really like trampolining, it’s a way to relax and keep fit. I have tried lots of sports before and this was my favourite.” When asked what his dreams for the future are he told me “My short term goal is to compete in the Nationals and my long term goal is to represent the county and then hopefully the country.” Before that Brody will have to move up to the Elite level. He is already heading in the right direction as he will hopefully be competing at Intermediate level very soon. Brody’s parents told me that they travel quite often for trampolining competitions. Destinations have included Wales, London and Southampton. They love to see him compete and often turn the trip into a mini break to the relevant City so they are happy to continue and help Brody to chase his dream. Currently Brody has managed to secure his place at the National Schools Finals having won both the East Midlands and Zonal Championships. I can’t wait to hear how he gets on. Brody’s trampolining coach Helen Smithurst will be travelling with him and there to support him as she always is. Phil and Jo said that Helen along with the other coaches have been great for Brody and really helped him to come this far. On Brody’s first lesson Helen told him that she thought he was a natural. He has to date competed in 11 competitions over the course of 18 months and has achieved 6 x 1st, 3 x 2nd, 1 x 3rd and 1 x 4th. Impressive! His family are all very proud of him and love to come to watch him train. Would Brody’s family recommend trampolining as a hobby? Absolutely. Anyone can give trampolining a go. It’s not really an expensive hobby, you just have to pay for the club fees. There’s no expensive kit required to join in group lessons, you can just wear a track suit or club jumper. If you do well and decide to compete then you would need a leotard and leggings and trampolining shoes. Once competing you may need to train 3‐4 times a week. Brody currently trains twice at the weekend and twice in the week for 3 hours. He also manages to fit in Mixed Martial Arts once a week! Good luck to Brody in the competitions he has coming up! If you would like to find out more about Chesterfield Gymnastics and Trampolining Club you can contact the Queens Park Sports Centre.

Brody ‐ Gold Medalist at the Zonal Schools Trampoline Competition 2020

Brody ‐ Gold Medalist at the Zonal Schools Trampoline Competition 2020

Left: Brody’s medal collection and Brody receiving one of his first trophies in 2018. 27

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Gavin Singleton I was lucky enough to meet local artist Gavin Singleton last month after I became aware of his beautiful artwork. Gavin is the artist behind this issue’s stunning cover artwork entitled ‘Look to the Sky’.

Gavin is a lifelong Hasland resident and his interest in art began as a child when he simply loved to draw and paint. As his skills and passion for art progressed Gavin studied art at GCSE, achieving an A star. He went on to study for a BTEC qualification in art at West Notts College in Mansfield where he won a regional prize for his design of a Coca‐cola bottle. He then specialised in Graphic Design at Norton College. As well as his own artwork, Gavin works full time as a Stonemason for Hopkinson’s Memorials Ltd in Staveley where he designs, creates and installs memorial stone work. Some of his work can be found in Hasland Cemetery, his memorials are true works of art in themselves. Gavin is particularly proud of a war memorial located in Poolsbrook that he created a few years ago. Gavin has produced artwork in differing styles over the years. Much of his work is inspired by his love of both travel and dancing and he always carries a sketchbook when he is exploring and visiting cafe’s abroad. He showed me his sketchbook from a recent trip to Alhambra in Granada and the drawings were very atmospheric and really captured the soul of the place. Gavin also enjoys dancing and is a member of ‘Tango in the Peaks’, a Newbold based dance club where he has further developed his love of the Argentine Tango. This love is also clearly represented in his artwork with many beautiful sketches and drawings of dancers. I asked Gavin what artists he felt had inspired his work and the styles he prefer, he told me “Colour is my passion, particularly colourful artists such as Picasso and Cézanne. I mostly work in acrylic and watercolours” He has also used acrylic/ink mix, charcoal and Lino print. Recently he has been experimenting with animation techniques involving his artwork and working on short films of his images, something he would like to explore further in the future. Gavin has exhibited his work on a number of occasions including 2 exhibitions at the Pomegranate Theatre Bar and at Buxton Art Gallery, where he won a prize in the Young Artists Exhibition. He also took part in the Great Sheffield Art Show at The Octagon. He particularly enjoyed ‘Art in the Gardens ‐ Portraits of Distinction’, where each artist created a portrait of Paulette Edwards at the Sheffield Botanical Gardens. Alongside his own artwork Gavin manages to fit in a small amount of Graphic Design work as well as taking commissions from anyone looking for a bespoke piece of art for their home or as a gift. These mainly come about through word of mouth but Gavin hopes to spread his artwork a little further afield. He has published copies of his sketchbook work and collections of his paintings into small books which are available via his Facebook page. He has also illustrated the front cover of a poetry book in the Orbis poetry series. All of his work can be viewed and bought on his Facebook page ‘Gavin Singleton Art’. Gavin would love to find a venue in Hasland that would be happy to display his work. If you know of a suitable venue, cafe or bar that may be interested please get in touch with Gavin or email trudyfordesign@gmail.com.

Top left: Gavin sketching at the Cat Cafe North, Grassmoor; Below that:Coca Cola competition winner; Text inset: The War Memorial at Poolsbrook; Below this box: Gavin’s stonemasonry; Bottom left: Gavin’s holiday sketchbook; Plus a few examples of Gavin’s artwork.


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Russell Kane ‐ The Fast & The Curious Saturday 18 April 2020 at The Winding Wheel Theatre 8pm.

Strap in as Russell races back to the live comedy stage with his show The Fast And The Curious. Packing more energy than a Duracell factory, Russell’s RS Turbo laugh engine will motor through love, family and life ‐ once again proving that the fast and the curious amongst us see more stuff and get more done. As a multi‐award winning comedian, presenter, made him think about it all the more. “It’s really actor, social media star, author and scriptwriter, brought into focus how weird, fast paced, angry and Russell’s most recent appearances include his hit culturally unique the south east is,” he explains. BBC Podcast Evil Genius (which recently returned “Now that I’m up in Cheshire, I realise how fast for a third series), JOE podcast Boys Don’t Cry, the paced and chaotic and anonymous we can be down TV show BBC3’s Stupid Man, Smart Phone, Dave’s south. I’ve been performing a bit about the Comedians Giving Lectures, ITV2’s Love Island: difference between ordering a coffee in London or Aftersun, ITV2’s The Stand Up Sketch Show, BBC2’s Essex, or ordering a coffee up north. In the north Live At The Apollo and BBC1’s Michael McIntyre’s there’s someone asking about ‘Barbara’ and, ‘How Big Show. are the grandkids?’, and down south you’re saying Russell's unique high energy stand‐up has won him “Just throw an espresso in my face, now when’s my train? Move! Move! Move!” numerous awards and plaudits including winner of the prestigious Edinburgh Comedy Awards for Best That’s part of the story behind Kane’s new show – Show in 2010. That same year Russell went on to though he’s keen to point out that the main focus of make history as the first comedian to win both the the evening will not be expounding some grand Edinburgh Award and Melbourne Comedy Festival’s philosophical theory. “I know I can do shows with a Barry Award in the same year. clever theme and all that,” he says, “but I just want to do a beltingly funny night in the theatre. So at James Kettle chatted to Russell about his tour 10.30, you can’t move for the pain of laughing. and career: Russell Kane is more than just a stand‐up. He’s like a That’s my only objective.” However, he’s aware that he might frustrate his own aims. “Because of the comedy David Attenborough who instead of the way my brain works, my writer brain, it ends up animal kingdom, focuses his attention on the way blokes from the south‐east behave. Raised in Essex, being about fatherhood or this that or the other.” he was a bookish wallflower in a world of geezers. “I It’s easy for experienced comedians to get blasé was a weedy boy at school and my dad was a rugby about the experience of going onstage, but Kane reckons he’s still got all his original love of stand‐up. player” he says. Despite being a bit of an oddity growing up, there is When I spoke to him, he was preparing for a low‐key tryout gig, but he was buzzing in a part of Kane’s psyche that is classic Essex. “Books anticipation like it was Live At The Apollo. “I are my thing,” he says, “but the second I saw Ibiza absolutely live for stand‐up,” he says. “I love TV, but Rocks are having a comedian in residence this I’m so excited about going onstage in front of 40 summer, I was like, ‘I’d love to get out there and people in Edinburgh, let alone when it gets to three have it in Ibiza.’ And my wife’s like, ‘What’s wrong thousand or whatever on tour.” with you?’” It’s all part of the Russell Kane He doesn’t feel he’s changed his mental outlook contradiction. “I love curries, I love pints with the since he first started gigging – in part because he lads, I like BMWs – I’m a weird mess.” came to stand‐up late. “If you’re past that twenty That feeds into his fascination with class – not in a fifth birthday when you try stand up, you know ranty political way, but on a more anthropological level. He’s a brilliant chronicler of how British people yourself.” And who were you? “I was just a fizzing volcano of ideas that wanted to talk about life, love from different backgrounds look at each other. And and family. And that could still be the blurb for this he’s amazed by how little class is talked about as a year’s show.” The intimacy of stand‐up, and the way subject, particularly by comedians. “People just it’s so easy to share your personal experiences, is don’t want to analyse the prejudice that’s out clearly something that continues to appeal to him. there,” he says. “And the weird thing is it’s the number one predictor. Doesn’t matter what gender “I’ll go out with my mum and my wife, say there’ll be some incident and we’re forced to leave a bar – you are or how able‐bodied you are. The socio economic background of your parents is the number that to me is the funniest thing to talk about onstage. And that would have been the same ten one predictor of where you’ll end up in life.” years ago. I’d have run onstage and said, ‘You’re not Class explains the way some snootier people react to Kane – if he talked like Stephen Fry or Miles Jupp, going to believe what happened last night.’” he’d probably be taken a lot more seriously. But the Success is one of those things that can have a juxtaposition of big ideas and polysyllabic language warping effect on a comedian’s sensibilities – when with an estuary accent means he can sometimes get everyone wants to be your friend or sleep with you, it can make you lose track of who you are. When wrongly labelled as a show‐off or a faker. “If a Kane won the Edinburgh Comedy Award in 2011 for comedian with my type of accent dares to use a his show Smokescreens And Castles, it marked a long word, it’s seen as display rather than intrinsic major breakthrough after years of intensive gigging, knowledge coming to the surface.” So Kane works but it brought with its own pressures. “I went hard to make sure he’s not being erudite for the through this phase in the middle when there was a sake of erudition. “Thoughts deep, syntax clear, bit too much attention – and all the hair on my body that’s the way I like to go. There are other went up almost like some bizarre wildlife crest. That comedians who tend to go syntax complex, was in relation to female attention.” thoughts shallow. And if you don’t speak posh or middle class, people will just go for you.” These days, he’s settled with a wife and family, and he reckons that he’s taking a more serious attitude Essex is as much a part of Kane’s comedy as to his work. “I changed management. I grew up my Glasgow is for Kevin Bridges or Wales is for Rhod Gilbert. So it’s funny to hear that he’s now a fish out look, and I stopped doing slightly immature things.” of water, living up north in leafy Cheshire. But rather How do you mean? “My attitude used to be – if than isolating him from his old stamping ground, it’s there was a TV show called Celebrity Surfboard 32

Topless Challenge and they wanted to book me, I’d be like, ‘That sounds hilarious, I’m doing that.’” He’s now much more discerning about how he presents himself on screen, and to the public in general. “I’ve been really strict about making sure my hair’s combed and I’m in a grown up suit. It’s as basic as that.” Perhaps as a result, his audience is broader than it’s ever been – from young to old. “I love going out onstage in front of 15, 16 year olds and thinking, ‘Well, I’ll still have people coming to see me in ten years.’” But he also appreciates the more considered reactions of more seasoned audience members. “There are people in the crowd who respond to it by feeling “Oi oi, my dad was like that” and people who are like [affects posh voice] ‘It’s so wonderful how you deconstruct masculinity’”. Right now he’s working on a new book – an unorthodox spin on the traditional comedy autobiography. “I can’t bear rags to riches comedians memoirs,” he says. “There’s been too many of them, it’s like having too much of one type of food. So I thought, no one’s ever done a biography of someone else, as a sideways way of telling their own story.” The resulting book is the story of Kane’s own dad, and he hopes it’ll be out in time for Father’s Day. He’s also been busy with ITV’s The Stand Up Show, a new format that dramatizes club routines with actors. “There isn’t that much stand up on TV, not really, and this is exciting because it’s doing something different with the artform.” And he continues with a wide variety of online projects – not just his acclaimed podcasts, Evil Genius and Boys Don’t Cry on JOE.co.uk, but also his Kaneings videos. These give him license to respond at speed to breaking news events and express a raw form of his comedic voice, unfiltered by the lengthy process of creating a consistent live show. Kane was inspired by a young YouTuber he met to be less protective of his material, and more free in how he expresses himself “If someone hands me a microphone, I just continue with my personality. That’s my business model.” It’s one that seems to be working out well. For tickets call the Box Office: 01246 345 222 www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

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Mon 15 June 2020 to Sat 20 June 2020 at The Pomegranate Theatre Starts Eves 7.30pm, Wed mat 2pm, Sat mat 3pm. Twenty years after the death of Mr. West, his descendants gather at a remote mansion to learn who will inherit his vast wealth and the hidden family jewels. When the heir is revealed, the heritage hunters turn into prey and a chain of macabre events is set in motion; walls crack open, shadows loom and dark secrets are revealed. Will the heirs dare to face the haunting presence toying with them? When the cat prowls, the flock takes fright… Building on the phenomenal success of The Agatha Christie Theatre Company, The Classic Thriller Company presents their latest adaptation of this mysterious and turbulent classic. Starring Britt Ekland (The Man with the Golden Gun, The Wicker Man), Mark Jordon (Emmerdale, Casualty), Marti Webb (Evita, Tell Me on a Sunday), Gary Webster (Minder), and Ben Nealon (Soldier Soldier).

Mark Jordon told Matthew Amer all about the production: Hi Mark. You’re starring in thriller The Cat and the Canary. What’s it about? This story takes us on a journey through a huge mansion that may or may not be haunted. A family have arrived to hear the reading of a will in this very old spooky house. They’re the only six remaining family members and they’re waiting to find out who the heir to this mansion could possibly be. But, if the person who has been offered it is seen to be mad, then the will is opened up to everybody else. So it is a question of “Who is going to act in an uncouth manner to try and get their hands on the money?” Why did you want to be part of this production? Well, they were kind enough to send the script along and it was just an absolute joy to read. It’s got a flow to it and you definitely feel desperate to find out where the skullduggery is coming from. But also everybody has brilliant comedic lines in what is a very serious piece; it’s that dark humour where you can’t help but laugh even if you think you shouldn’t. And I was blessed with the fact that they offered me the bumbling, useless character. That’s me; it’s got my name all over it. Tell me a bit more about who you’re playing. Paul studied as a vet. He kept promising that he would go off and do better things, explore the world and make his mark, but actually finished studying and went back to his village, Wickford, and got stuck in the same routine. His world has got very small instead of expanding. I think he has great hopes to have his life changed by what might be read out in the will. Unfortunately, his character isn’t the hero type that would go off and try and solve the problem. He’s quite scared. He’s in the middle of the moorland. There’s thunder and lightning. Everything makes him jump out of his skin. The show has a brilliant cast. What are they like to work with? Tracy Shaw and I have worked together before – we played a husband and wife on Casualty. We had a marvelous time. I thought she was a great lady, and when I knew she was doing this I was buzzing. The thought of having Britt [Ekland] and Marti [Webb] in your company is just “Wow!” I’ve grown up knowing those names; they are legends. No matter how many years you’ve been in this industry and no matter how old you are, you still get a bit giggly when you hear a name like that in a production meeting. The play was originally written in 1922 and has been adapted into a number of films. Had you seen any versions before you started working on it? I’m fascinated with this. The original silent film was a major success and it’s quite a cult film that plays around the horror festivals. The 1939 remake starring Bob Hope has lots of images that are incredibly strong. Those images are

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obviously not what we’re using, because we’re making this story our own, but having seen all these things sets the tone perfectly. How are you feeling about touring around the UK? This is the first tour I’ve done since my kids were born. In my heart I was thinking they were three or four and wanted to check if it would be alright if Daddy was away for a bit. They’re 21 and 19 and they thought ‘Are you insane? We’re more than capable of looking after ourselves. Leave us alone.’ And I think it’s mega important to tour shows. I know the importance, myself. When I was a nipper, my Nan took me to the Palace Theatre to see shows with Tommy Steele and I was mesmerised by them. Audiences must still know you best as Heartbeat’s PC Phil Bellamy, as you played the role for 16 years! What impact did that have on your life? It had a huge impact. The show, itself, was a monster. As it became this huge show with viewing figures of 21 million people, I became very recognisable. It was a great learning curve as well. I had the wonderful Nick [Berry] and Niamh [Cusack] in it for so long too, and their centred view of the world was a great asset for me to learn things I might not have when I was younger. The whole journey helped me learn about myself and grow. Finally, what can audiences expect from a trip to see The Cat and the Canary? They can expect to be surprised and shocked, and to enjoy lots of laughs and lots of screams.

HASLAND THEATRE COMPANY BLACKADDER II Sadly we were forced to postpone our much anticipated sell out run of Blackadder II during March. We would like to reassure everyone that we are ready and raring to reshedule as soon as we are. able to do so. Visit our website or follow us on Facebook for updates.


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HASLAND CFC NEWS Club’s ‘Mini Kickers’ Programme continues to grow after kit unveiling Youngsters in Hasland have access to one of the best kids footballing programmes around, so says Hasland's grassroots football club. Hasland Community Football Club's 'Mini Kickers' programme has now entered its second decade ‐ having been running for over ten years. And to celebrate, the club has developed a unique kit for the players ‐ who are all between 4 and 6‐years‐old ‐ to proudly wear. The initiative is designed to give youngsters their first steps in youth football ‐ the sessions are all about the FUNdamentals of football and getting the children active and social. "Our Mini Kickers programme is one of our biggest and best achievements ‐ the sports hall is full every week and feedback is overwhelmingly positive," said Dennis Smith, Club Secretary and Kit Manager. "It felt only right that we gave the kids a chance to have their own kits so they can feel a proper part of the club. We're proud of the kits and we're proud of the kids ‐ hopefully they will be proud, too, to wear the new gear. "As a club we want to be one step ahead, always, so we can give our players and parents the best possible grassroots experience. The quality, look and feel of these kits is absolutely outstanding and is only what people should expect from an FA Accredited Community Club." From April onwards the sessions will take in Eastwood Park, Hasland, all are welcome. The club would like to thank its kit provider, EV2 Sportswear, for helping bring the kit vision to life.

Mini Kickers takes place every Tuesday at Hasland Hall Community School's Sports Hall. It runs between 6 and 7pm and costs £3 a session. Anyone with any questions can get in touch with the club via email ‐ media@haslandcfc.co.uk ‐ or Facebook: Hasland Community FC.

TRUST & POLICE TACKLE MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES IN THE WORKPLACE Chesterfield FC Community Trust, along with partners Men‐Talk and Fem‐Talk, has recently been working with the East Midlands Special Operations Unit (EMSOU) to tackle the issue of mental health in the workplace. Mental and emotional wellbeing is an increasing concern in such a high‐pressure environment so the Trust and the police have joined forces to help combat the problem. Katy Harrington, EMSOU’s wellbeing lead, explained that the collaboration came about after she attended the Chesterfield FC Player of the Year awards last May. She said: “A video for one of the awards showed how footballers go out into the community and talk about a wide variety of issues including mental health. “Mental health is being promoted a lot within the sporting arena so as the wellbeing lead for EMSOU, I thought this would be a good opportunity to demonstrate to our officers and staff that even athletes who are at the top of their game suffer from mental health issues and that it’s ‘ok not to be ok’. “I would like to thank Chesterfield FC Community Trust, Men‐Talk and Fem‐Talk for taking time to come and run a session for us. I was concerned that not many people would attend, however both sessions were well supported and I have only received positive feedback. “I hope to work with Scott and his team in the future and I am sure that once the word has spread about how beneficial the sessions were, other people who were a little apprehensive about attending will now attend.” Scott Atkinson, the Trust’s head of education and wellbeing, said: “We’re delighted to be working alongside EMSOU, Men‐Talk and Fem‐Talk to deliver this important initiative. “Our wealth of experience in this area clearly demonstrates the benefit of resituating mental wellbeing services in a non‐clinical environment, providing a safe and secure space where rank can be left at the door and attendees can speak freely and openly in complete confidence.” Deputy chief constable Chris Haward, who attended the first meeting, commented: “Our mental health is so important. We all go through 34

Scott Atkinson (left), Chesterfield FC Community Trust’s head of education and wellbeing, is pictured with Jason Cotton from Men‐Talk.

difficult times and often struggle in silence and only seek help when it’s too late. “Our conversations in the first meeting were very open and honest, without judgement and allowed us to share similar experiences and see that we are not alone. It showed me how others do understand and how important talking about our mental wellbeing is and how we can all support each other if we are prepared to take the first steps and TALK!” EMSOU is a collaborative unit bringing together specialist officers and staff from Derbyshire Constabulary, Leicestershire Police, Lincolnshire Police, Northamptonshire Police and Nottinghamshire Police to tackle the most serious and organised criminals who commit major and complex crimes against our communities. They also investigate terrorism and extremism, as well as provide forensic services for the entire region.

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Lunches through Lent The Church hosted ‘Lunches through Lent’ from 2nd to 30th March. A good team of volunteers came along to help and we thank them and all the people who make the soups for their support. All proceeds raised will go to local charities and Christian Aid.

World Day of Prayer Ladies from Hasland Baptist Church, St Paul’s and the Methodist Churches received a warm welcome from Pastor John Pickering, his wife Margaret and all members of the Hasland Baptist Church. This year’s event featured a speech by Christian Women of Zimbabwe, entitled ‘Rise take your Mat and Walk’. There were also excellent displays by Gladys Gill, showing the culture of Zimbabwe. Gladys also co‐ordinated the service, inviting members from the three churches to read the prepared letters, readings and passages from the World Day of Prayer service book. During the service the chosen songs by the Zimbabwean women were sung by all who attended. We concluded with refreshments and an opportunity for everyone to sample some traditional dishes, prepared by Sheila who was accompanied by Lois, both are from Zimbabwe.

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Visiting Ladies Circle Speaker Sessions All of our speakers have been so interesting. Thanks to Cathryn Bannister who for the last ten years has booked and coordinated all of the speakers for the Ladies Circle. Cathryn will be a hard act to follow. Margaret Hersee (Friends of Spital Cemetery) who spoke of Chesterfield’s first Victorian Cemetery, telling the members about the Heritage Open Days. Using illustrations she showed a view from the hill of the cemetery opening on the 20th August 1857, over 160 years. Margaret also explained how many remarkable women were buried in Spital Cemetery. Dave Wharmby, a photographer and member of the Bolsover Camera Club, gave us a visual presentation illustrating scenes he had captured on camera before using them as prints. There were some lovely photos and prints of the wildlife and landscapes captured close to his home in Bolsover. Sue Spriggs and Alison from P1K1 explained how their amazing fund raising efforts have raised over £25,000 since they started making their lovely homemade crafts and jewellery to sell. This year their chosen charities were Nena Kind ‐ Cancer Support Group and the Derbyshire Stroke Rehab centre at Holmewood. Richard Minns is the Chair of Trustees for Pathways and is also on the organising committee of ‘Nightshelter’. He has worked with homeless people for 40 years having first got involved in the 25 years ago in Central London. Richard also talks to children about this topic and holds Forums and support for ‘Nightshelter’, a project that supports people that are living on the streets by giving a place of warmth and shelter which is run by 170 volunteers. The group enjoyed a return visit from the Leader Brothers with their ‘Mystery Box’, containing unusual objects, collected over years of travels and talks. Ten objects were passed around the group and members were given a humorous descriptive explanation from one of the brothers. We also welcomed John Pickering and his wife Margaret (also a member of the Ladies Circle) for musical entertainment. It was a lovely atmosphere as John sang and played surrounded by the trees which were in place at the time for the Christmas Tree Festival. Anne Brittain gave a talk about her year as Mayoress. While holding the position Anne discovered that a distant relative, Ralf Clark was the first Mayor in 1598. She found it amusing as he was known to have been a very wealthy man!! Stuart Brittain, her husband was the 378th Mayor in Chesterfield. It was Stuart’s ambition to be a councillor and eventually become the Mayor. In the past you had to be recognised for being wealthy, but Anne explained that isn’t the case now. The Mayor can be a member of any political party, it is based on seniority and they have to be very tactful, having no political viewpoints or opinions, when holding office. Anne and Stuart regarded it a privilege to wear the precious robes and chains of office, not only of great monitory value, but also historical value.

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