Hasland Magazine 11 - August / September 2020

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August / Sept 2020


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Welcome to Hasland Magazine

Welcome to our August / September edi on.

You may have no ced a long gap since our last magazine was delivered. Sadly I was unable to produce a June / July issue due to a combina on of lockdown and a close family bereavement. My lovely Mum passed away in March so I’ve taken this me to spend with my family. My three children have all been at home so it’s not been easy to work anyway! I’m sure many of you know exactly what that is like as so many of us have faced the challenge of trying to work from home whilst home schooling ‐ no easy task and I applaud anyone who has managed it. The last few months have been difficult for all of us. I really hope that everyone has found a way through and has coped. Inside this issue are details of some organisa ons that can offer help if you need a place to talk or counselling including Relate, Men‐Talk, Broken Beauty and Bradley Li lewood Talks. On a brighter note, Hasland is slowly coming back to life. Our shops are beginning to thrive again and businesses are mostly up and running. Local businesses now need your support more than ever. Please shop local as much as possible and if you saw a company in Hasland Magazine please let them know. In the last issue there was a feature about ‘Shop Local Fiver Fest’, where local businesses showcase what can be bought from them for £5 and a local shopping event is held. I plan to pick this project back up again as soon as business ‘returns to normal’. Also in this issue there are some photographs of Hasland’s brilliant VE Day 75 year celebra ons. The event was enjoyed many people despite the limita ons on gatherings. I’ve also printed a few small stories of people in the community who have gone that extra mile during lockdown to help others. I wish I could single out everyone as so many have done so much! The next edi on will be out early October. If you have any news you would like to share please get in touch and let me shout about it for you ‐ trudyfordesign@gmail.com.

Thanks for reading - Trudy

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Welcome back Hasland Working Men’s Club

Hasland WMC reopened on Monday 13th July. They offered the following message to their customers on what changes have needed to be made: “We have been working hard on providing the safest environment possible for our members in accordance with strict government guidelines and rules. Ini ally it will be members only. Unfortunately if you do not have your card you will not be able to enter the building. You will need to swipe in and swipe out, as this will be logged to provide Covid tracking details. The maximum number of members allowed into HWMC is 80. We will be opera ng a first come first served basis with no limit to me a member can stay. If you have lost your card you will be able to leave your details with a £5 replacement fee. You will not be able enter the building un l you have been contacted by phone to collect your card when it card is ready. To avoid virus transfer any payment must be made using your membership card or debit/credit card . You can credit your membership card with notes to the value of £5, £10, £20. All change will remain on your membership card for future spending. Children are welcome but will have to adhere to strict social distancing and be seated at all mes. Dogs will be welcome on a lead and must stay next to the owner. Waiter service will be offered and gaming machines and the pool table will be open. We hope to offer entertainment when the guidelines allow We look forward to seeing you all again and will appreciate your pa ence and assistance in keeping everyone safe. Please keep an eye on our Facebook page and no ce boards for updates.” Hasland Working Men’s Club & Community Hub, Hampton Street S41 0LH



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The Spare Thyme community allotment project at Mill Lane allotments, Grassmoor aims to bring together young& old, male & female, novice & experienced, skilled & unskilled people on a joint owned allotment which is managed coopera vely and harvested on a shared basis. 2020 is our third season and we are looking for like minded people to join in and enjoy the sa sfac on of growing our own food. We are now well se led on plot 26. We have a tool shed and a po ng shed. We are plan ng new seeds and seedlings, tending them and harves ng the produce as it grows. We have more than doubled our holding by taking on the allotment next door and are looking forward to 2 or 3 new members joining us once we emerge from Covid 19 restric ons. We hope to bring more members from the community of Grassland Hasmoor Big Local together to learn new skills and to benefit everyone psychologically, physically and socially. If you are interested please call Philip on 01246 239897 or email pandb73@gmail.com for more informa on.

Eat out to help out in Chesterfield this August and enjoy up to 50% off Par cipa ng Chesterfield restaurants, pubs and cafes are offering discounts all day, every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 3rd to 31st August 2020. The offer is a 50% discount, up to a maximum of £10 per person, to diners for food or non‐alcoholic drinks to eat or drink in. There are so many great restaurants, coffee shops and tea rooms, pubs and bars – you’ll be spoilt for choice when ea ng out in Chesterfield. Why not enjoy this summer in Chesterfield by combining ea ng out with a trip to the shops, part of a day out exploring the great outdoors or refueling a er a cycle ride around the area. Des na on Chesterfield have compiled a list of venues in Chesterfield & North Derbyshire that have signed up to the Eat Out to Help Out scheme. The list is being updated daily and can be found at www.chesterfield.co.uk/eatouthelpout.

The current list of local par cipa ng venues are: Restaurants

Manor – Tel: 01246 237555 ∙ Brampton Cavendish Chatsworth House – Tel: 01246 565 300 ∙ The Coach Restaurant, House at Ringwood – Tel: 01246 280077 ∙ The Flying Childers, ChatsworthHallHouse – Tel: 01246 565 300 ∙ The Galleon Steakhouse – Tel: 01246 559065 ∙ Lombardi’s Ristorante Italiano – Tel: 01246 208811 ∙ Odyssey Greek Restaurant – Tel: 01246 721573 ∙ The Tickled Trout, Barlow – Tel: 0114 289 1111 ∙ Sicily Restaurant – Tel: 01246 201749 ∙ The Sitwell Arms Hotel, Renishaw – Tel: 01246 435226 ∙ Twin Oaks Hotel – Tel: 01246 855455 ∙ Van Dyk – Tel: 01246 387386 ∙ Twin Oaks Hotel – Tel: 01246 855455 ∙ Pubs, gastro pubs & bars Mow Wingerworth – Tel: 01246 541771 ∙ Barley The Bulls Head Holymoorside – Tel: 01246 569999 ∙ The Hunloke – Tel: 01246 388222 ∙ Junc on Bar –Arms Tel: 01246 277911 Derbyshire Unemployed ∙ The Pig & Pump – Tel: 01246 ∙ The Royal Oak, Old Brampton229570 Workers Centre ∙ The Royal Oak in the Shambles– Tel: 01246 568 092 HASLAND DROP IN ∙∙ The Three Co ages – Tel: 01246 769857 will be open to the public Cafes & tearooms again from August 5th Coffee Shop, Lower Pilsley – Tel: 01246 766336 ∙ Booths Chatsworth Farm Shop Café – 01246 565 411 ∙ Dronfield HallEstate Have you lost your job? Barn – Tel: 01246 418 122 ∙ H&F Vintage Tearooms Struggling to pay rent or council tax? Tel: 01246 556079 ∙ Mamaccino – Tel: 01246–567946 Need help filling in forms? ∙ The Pump Bolsover – Tel: 01246 827567 ∙ Stephensons Tea and Coffee House – Tel: 01246 205111 WE ARE HERE TO HELP ∙ FREE DROP IN SESSIONS EVERY ∙ Woodheads Cafe – Tel: 01246 204618

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at The Big Local Hub now at Hasland Working Mens Club, Hampton Street, Chesterfield S41 0LH POP IN TO SEE US IF THE SESSION IS BUSY WE WILL MAKE AN APPOINTMENT FOR YOU DUWC Helpline is 01246 231441. Visit www.duwc.org.uk. DUWC is funded by Chesterfield Borough Council and North East Derbyshire District Council, as well as many Town and Parish Councils throughout Derbyshire.

If you are a local food businesses who is par cipa ng, please email info@chesterfield.co.uk to be added to the list. Dom Stevens, Manager of Des na on Chesterfield, said: “The Eat Out to Help Out scheme will allow local venues to kick‐start their recovery, as well as le ng many people discover new pubs, restaurants and cafes local to them in Chesterfield and North Derbyshire.” He added: “We’re encouraging everyone to #LoveChesterfield and con nue suppor ng small independent businesses throughout lockdown and in the future too. The resilience that local companies have shown has been remarkable and now we all need to work together to ensure their survival beyond these extremely challenging mes.” Working with residents and business, Des na on Chesterfield works to promote Chesterfield as a desirable place to live, do business, invest and visit. Des na on Chesterfield are also supported by theChesterfield Champions, a network of over 180 local organisa ons and companies. 5

Hasland Magazine Sco Antcliffe is a qualified personal trainer with a degree in Nutri on, Health and Lifestyles. He has swapped the NHS for a career in teaching, but is s ll passionate about nutri on and health and passing his knowledge onto others.

Fitness at home



The last few months have certainly been strange and tes ng mes. The impact of lockdown both physically and mentally has taken its toll on the UK public. Kings College London conducted a recent survey with 2,254 people and found that 48% of those surveyed had gained weight during lockdown and the same percentage had reported being more stressed and anxious. The study also found that 29% had drank more alcohol during lockdown. There’s a strong correla on between food and mood. Essen ally, the more stressed and anxious we are, the more likely we are to overeat or use food as a crutch to help reduce levels of stress. This, however, can have the opposite effect as we tend to crave sugary, sweet foods when feeling down. These foods provide us with a quick energy release and an insulin spike, but then shortly a er we feel red and lethargic promp ng us to grab another sugary fix to pick up energy levels and mood once again. It’s a vicious circle. As we know, exercise is an essen al part of a healthy lifestyle. Many people panicked, myself included, when gyms began to close their doors. The thought of working out at home didn’t really appeal to me, and I o en lacked the mo va on to do so. I think we all need to prac se a li le more self‐compassion and not be so hard on ourselves. We are in a global pandemic and don’t want to place too many expecta ons on ourselves when it comes to exercise and health. Se ng new goals which are more realis c and achievable for our situa on will certainly help. If you don’t have any exercise equipment at home, fear not, there are many things we can do without the use of equipment. YouTube is a brilliant tool for free, engaging classes from qualified personal trainers and coaches. Classes such as yoga, pilates, core strength and HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) are all readily available at the click of a bu on. A stroll around the local area in a morning and evening for 15 minutes would help and if you can, a longer walk at the weekend. Just being outside and in fresh air will give you a boost and a dopamine hit which will help to improve your mood and alleviate stress. The most effec ve, calorie‐burning exercises are ones that include the largest muscle groups in the body. The glutes, quadriceps and hamstrings are found in our legs and bo om and are our biggest muscles. Doing squats, lunges and burpees are all great exercises to target these muscle groups. Set yourself a target of doing 20 squats, 20 lunges and 10 burpees a day and then build this up week on week and you will no ce your fitness improving as you go on. O en, many people worry too much about the numbers on the weighing scales. This isn’t always accurate and representa ve of the work that you have done. If you are exercising regularly, you may gain muscle mass, which can affect the numbers on the scales. In the long run, the more muscle mass we have, the be er this is for weight loss as it will increase your metabolic rate, which in turn, helps you burn fat quicker. The key is small, maintainable changes and remembering it’s a marathon not a sprint, so to speak. Small changes, a posi ve mindset and consistency are all key when establishing any new, sustainable rou ne.

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Poet Kenzi on T V!

Young Hasland poet Kenzi has been recognised again on na onal TV, this me due to his lockdown themed poetry. Kenzi was interviewed in Eastwood Park during May for ITV’s Calendar. He was supported by his friend Leland Dempsey who is also a year 7 student at Hasland Hall. Kenzi has previously appeared on TV and onstage at a poetry show in Derby for his incredible poetry based around living with au sm. If you’d like to follow Kenzi’s work you can find him on Twi er @KenziKj where he has quite a lot of followers. His tweets were recently commented on by Chris ne McGuinness. Here are some samples of Kenzi’s recent lockdown poetry:


Locked away from your friends, By a sickening wall All events cancelled It’s sad for us all But if we all stay connected Keep each other sane If we share all our victories Everybody will gain I guess you’ll agree That lockdown is lame But if we unite from afar It’s kind of the same It’s not quite a party Or a trip to the mall Or a picnic with friends Or a game with a ball But special me with our family Out in the sun 2020 the year Our new lives begun

Fading Away

Big thanks given to valuable nursery team! The team at Mary Poppins Day Nursery and Nursery School have worked hard throughout the lockdown to offer much needed care for the children of key workers. Nursery owner Helen got in touch to tell me how proud she is of her staff. She told me: “The team have gone above and beyond during this difficult me. I couldn’t be prouder of them all. We have been very careful to follow all the government guidance to keep the team and the children safe. Our nursery manager, Lindsey has been amazing. We have had to adapt so many of our policies and procedures and she’s been a huge help. I really don’t know what I would have done without her. She’s really shouldered the weight of the extra responsibility. I can’t thank the whole team enough for playing their part. The last few months have really proven what a great group of individuals they are. I’m so looking forward to welcoming back all of our children in September and our newcomers too.” If you are looking for child care for you child give the team a call on 01246 555022 or visit www.marypopsnursery.co.uk

Ode to a Spring lockdown

Shrouded in the panic That we’ll never be the same Seconds in to minutes In to hours in to days How much longer will this last? Life’s fading in a haze

You may remember Janet’s Wilkinson’s work from a previous issue when we shared her deligh ul children’s story. This me Janet has contributed a poem which she wrote and entered into a poetry compe on run by the Tinnitus Group in Chesterfield. Her poem captures the differences between Spring 2020 and previous years very well.


Spring has arrived and, the grass has grown by itself. But, the Sounds of Spring have changed drama cally this year.

Racing to find a cure with All human life depending on their Incredible minds who Never saw this coming But s ll they persevere to Overcome the fear while Working together to save the whole world.

‘Sounds of Spring’

The impermanence of the Planet has become acutely apparent, since the coronavirus spread its poison among us. The silence of humans in lockdown and the eerily empty streets, mean that animals can now be heard clearly. They are roaming about in towns and ci es, enjoying their own ‘shout‐out’.

We should all enjoy the cacophony of nature. As we wait for the day our voices rejoin the chorus. But, please let us not forget, Mother Earth is crying out for salva on! We must put in the effort to make amends. Listen to the youngsters, they know what to do. There is only one world for us to share. We need to make those Environmental changes.

I hope that many, many more of us, (I wish it could be all of us), Bird song sounds so much sweeter, Will hear the Beau ful Sounds, when Spring comes When it is loud and clear. round next year. Babbling brooks can soothe troubled minds, while the pa ering of raindrops is music to my ears. Even a goose in York sta on, brought laughter to the na on. Thanks so much to Janet for sharing her work with us again. 8

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Saffron Kitchen launch ‘Meals on Wheels’ now available

The Asian Associa on of Chesterfield and North Derbyshire is delighted to introduce Saffron Kitchen: Community Meals Service ‐ delivering fresh, hot, nutri ous meals direct to your door or available for collec on. The group have seen a need in the community for a midday meal delivery service for elderly and vulnerable people and carers. They wanted to make this available to a wide area of Chesterfield including Hasland, Grassmoor and Hady plus other areas within a feasible radius such as Old Brampton, Calow etc. Organisers Shru and Sushri told me: “We know from our own members and a wider community survey that a need exists for fresh meals. We have now been successful in receiving a Big Lo ery ‐ Reaching Communi es Grant and Tesco Bags of Help COVID‐19 Communi es Fund, for this noble project. Plans have been evolving over the last six months or so but the difficult circumstances we have been facing from the pandemic have added urgency to get it up and running. The fabulous team ‐ Mita Dash, Joanna Mikolajczak, Shru Vispute, Sharan Sembhi, Lauren Haslam, Sanjoy Sen and Chris Wells ‐ prepare and deliver meals which have been freshly cooked in the newly refurbished kitchen at The Asian Associa on’s hub on Saxton Close. Ini ally they are targe ng to provide 50 hot packed meals a day (Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays) with a choice of Asian and Western style food such as curry and rice or pasta with salad along with freshly made breads. Each Monday there will be a soup op on which I’m told they are especially good at. Meals are simple but nutri ous and the choices vary each day. There is a modest charge to assist with the cost of food produc on, packaging and delivery although free meals can be provided to those on referral from Rural Ac on Derbyshire. 50% of the meals are offered free of charge and it is hoped that the project will con nue to grow. The team hope that meals will be available five days per week eventually. The delicious meals are available to absolutely anyone who would like to give it them a try. If you are planning lunch with a friend or a small get together you can order your food ready to go! It’s an ideal way to plan a tasty nutri ous lunch with no hassle. The group also have plans to offer private catering, party food and even cookery courses in the near future. Saffron Kitchen will certainly provide immediate benefits and support during the ongoing lockdown period but the project is intended to con nue into the future and become self‐sustaining. The Associa on has partnered with the Rural Ac on Derbyshire (RAD) in their project ‘Feeding Derbyshire’. RAD have provided some specialist food delivery boxes which keep the meals hot and ready to eat on arrival. The group are in need of volunteer delivery drivers to help with the service. If you have me to spare please get in touch to discuss what you can offer. Fuel expenses can be provided.

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Hasland turns Green in loving memory of Mark Much loved local resident Mark Jonathan Green sadly passed away on Sunday 12th April aged 47 a er ba ling with Covid 19. Mark was a very well known and popular character who had lived in Hasland for 45 years. He was a gentle giant and was affec onately known as ‘Bean’. He never failed to make people laugh and was loved by many. Mark was proud to be a driver at Freeway Coaches and a funeral assistant at Harold Lilleker & Sons. He had a passion for football and had a strong connec on to Derby County Football Club, having driven the Supporters Bus many mes. He was also a manager of Hasland Wanderers Adult Team who plan to rename themselves as Green United in Mark’s memory. Mark loved boxing, both par cipa ng and watching the sport. He also enjoyed playing cards and gambling, par cularly poker. He spent many happy holidays with his family and friends in Cornwall. Mark leaves his wife Lorraine, son Jordan, daughters Laura and Caitlin and 3 grandchildren Mia, Laila and Archie Mark as well as his parents and large extended family and many, many friends. Mark always put his family first and loved spending me with them. Mark’s funeral took place on Saturday 25th April at Chesterfield Crematorium and was arranged by his friends at Harold Lilleker’s, including

his son Jordan who is also part of the team. Friends were invited to line the streets of Hasland and the route to the crematorium, in line with social distancing ‐ and they certainly did. Drone footage taken on the day suggests that up to 1000 people lined the streets as Mark passed by. Cars were adorned with green heart s ckers, green balloons and bun ng were ed to lampposts and gates and people were invited to wear kni ed green hearts, kindly kni ed by Helen at Walton Kni ers. Green playing cards were printed and handed out to Mark’s friends and family and larger versions were displayed in windows. It was a truly amazing sight and a hear elt tribute to such a well loved and popular man. Mark’s family would like to thank everyone for their amazing support and kindness. A memorial service is being planned in true Beanie Style ‐ watch this space. If anyone would like a green heart car s cker please contact Harold Lilleker & Sons 01246 277095.




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Jane Booth, manager of Hasland Barber shop Procutz filled me in on what her and the team have been up to during lockdown and how they are moving forwards: “It’s so great to be back a work, even at this strange me. I love seeing all of our customers coming through our door again. We’ve given the salon a bit of a faceli during the closure, including adding some custom made Hasland wall art. We’ve introduced a new booking system in line with government track and trace regula ons as it’s so important to us to keep everyone safe yet to s ll be able to offer our service to you We are allowing addi onal cleaning me between each customer for sterilising cu ng equipment and keeping the wai ng area as clear as possible with no wai ng me for appointments. On a posi ve note, I’m pleased to say I’ve now taken Darcie, my Saturday girl for the last two years, on as an appren ce. She is now working alongside myself and Elise, who I’ve also trained since back in 2017. I feel this is a good step forward for our team and will keep things fresh in the salon. Between the three of us we can keep up with new and exci ng trends in gents haircare. If you would like to book yourself in please get in touch: Call Jane on 07837 802796 or Elise on 07505 476976. Please follow us on Facebook for up to date news. We will soon be installing a landline phone and this number will be listed on the page. Procutz 5 Mansfield Road, Hasland.


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on the green Family business ‘Talking Balloons’ recently moved from Turnoaks Business Park when they saw the perfect loca on for their new one stop partyware shop and trade customer base at 22 The Green. Manager Gemma told me: “We knew this was the perfect place for us from the moment we saw the shop. We’d love it to become somewhere that people feel comfortable to bring us their ideas, explore the balloon world and get answers to their ques ons. Our business has developed over the years to meet the demands of the ever changing industry. We began with the prin ng side of the business but over the last five years we have moved from wholesale prin ng and bulk plain balloon supply to balloon and party accessories. This meant we needed more of a retail presence. We have expanded massively over the years including increasing our accessory range from half a dozen products to thousands! We now offer a fantas c new Click & Collect service which we have developed during lockdown. Customers can simply place an order for their partyware on the website, choose a date and me for collec on and everything will be ready and bagged up for a simple exchange when they come into the shop. This is great for those busy party days when you're rushing around trying to get everything sorted! We are always looking for new, innova ve ideas and ways to broaden the products on offer to our expanding customer base.” Gemma joined the company in 2006 with a background in art and design. Alongside Gemma in the store is Beth who joined in 2017 at which point Gemma felt she’d finally found the ‘dream team’ that she had been searching for. Beth’s background was in customer rela ons and she knew nothing about balloons, however as a quick learner she soon picked everything up and is now able to share her knowledge and experience to offer an all round service for trade and retail customers. Gemma and Beth have since learned from each other and explored new ideas and ventures together. “We look forward to welcoming even more customers to our store as the lockdown eases. In the mean me all of your partyware orders can be booked online and easily collected when you need them”.

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Offering a changing selection of 4 cask ales plus Beavertown Neck Oil, Birra Moretti, Strongbow Cloudy, Guinness, Hop House 13, Old Mout Cider as well as a wide selection of wines and spirits including a range of gins. Follow ‘Hasland Hops’ for up to date news and offers.

Town’s legendary Aquarius provides lockdown respite with record sales A remedy for ‘lockdown blues’ has come from an unlikely source – a nightspot that closed its doors for the last me two decades ago! Author Neil Anderson with the new Aquarius book.

A book on Chesterfield’s Aquarius has become the fastest selling online book ever launched by local author Neil Anderson. The first edi on print run of the ‘Dirty Stop Out’s Guide to 1980s Chesterfield – Aquarius Edi on’ had nearly sold out within its first weekend of publica on with orders coming in from as far away as Canada and Australia. Neil Anderson said: “I think the book has been a much needed distrac on from the present lockdown situa on and given people a chance to re‐live nights out of old. The Aquarius was such a massive part of the Chesterfield night scene for so many years and it has been fantas c that the book has had such a great reac on so far.” The Sheffield Road venue first opened in 1972 as a cabaret club and played host to some of the biggest stars of the era. It was the club that gave Cannon & Ball their first headline billing and saw everyone from Mar Caine to Bob Monkhouse grace the stage. By the 1980s it was arguably more popular for its nightclub which enjoyed packed houses every weekend for much of the era with coaches turning up from right around the region. It even enjoyed a visit from famed Bri sh actor Oliver Reed. Neil Anderson said: “Few clubs anywhere created memories like Aquarius. It was a byword for a er dark enjoyment and entertainment for tens of thousands of people down the decades. “Scores of buses used to leave the town centre every Friday and Saturday as they ferried the hordes in the direc on of the glitzy nightspot.” The Aquarius outlasted scores of other venues in the town before finally shu ng for the last me in the 1990s. The ‘Dirty Stop Out’s Guide to 1980s Chesterfield – Aquarius Edi on’ is available from www.dirtystopouts.com for £13.95 (plus P&P).

HASLAND HOPS Hasland’s new Micro bar ‐ Hasland Hops ‐ will open it’s doors to customers at 12noon on Saturday August 1st at 24 Mansfield Road. Owner Dean Wilson is over the moon to finally be able to launch the pub a er the original date was delayed due to lockdown. Dean has already been offering a delivery service for people to sample the excellent ales on offer. Mini Kegs of ale and bag in box ciders from some of the best local brewerys have been proving popular around the area. He has also been gauging opinion on what drinks guests would like to see on offer in the future. At long last customers will be able to visit the bar in person to check out the amazing range of drink choices on offer. Temporary opening hours will be in place for the me being as follows:  Tuesday‐Thursday 4pm l 10pm, Friday 4pm l 11pm and Saturday and Sunday 12noon l 11pm. You can follow ‘Hasland Hops’ on Facebook to keep up with news and offers from the bar.

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We are happy to report that our cemetery guided tours have started up again, but in a slightly different format for the me being. Visitors will have to prebook and numbers will be limited depending on the current guidance regarding groups outside. For anyone who would like to visit and know a bit more about some of the people buried in the cemetery and how these reflect the history of Chesterfield we have produced a downloadable map and guide which can be found on our website. We hope this makes your visit more interes ng.

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Stephen’s story During lockdown we have had a number of enquiries from people who have used this me to look into their family history. We helped Rosemarie find the grave of her great great grandfather Stephen Connolly. Stephen and Honor emigrated to Derbyshire from County Galway in Ireland in 1855. Rosemarie Cashin takes up his story: Life was tough at first, but with hard work and endurance their existence became more bearable. Stephen was employed at a local pit and, it is said, didn't re re un l in his 80’s. He also purchased some board and lodging proper es in Chesterfield, which were originally located close to where the Jobcentre on Markham Road is now. In those days many board and lodgings proprietors would place visible signs sta ng 'No Blacks ‐ No Irish'. Stephen Stephen at a wedding, wearing a bowler hat but not his ear‐ring on this occasion! placed visible signs in his board and lodging premises Stephen’s vase and the slate plaque, sta ng, 'Blacks and Irish Welcome’. to be repaired. Family stories are of his lovely, compassionate personality, the Romany gypsy a re he decided to wear plus ear‐ring, whatever people thought. He loved music and played a variety of instruments to entertain all who cared to listen. Stephen’s full story can be found in the Summer Newsle er from the Friends of Spital Cemetery which can be found on our website. Contact Margaret for tours on spitalcemeterytours@gmail.com Update by Liz Cook www.friendsofspitalcemetery.co.uk FriendsofSpitalCemetery

Due to the current Covid 19 restric ons we are not able to offer a full drop‐in service as yet but rest assured we will commence a full service as soon as we can. In the mean me Derbyshire Unemployed Workers have recommenced their Wednesday a ernoon service. Please check the GHBL no ce board at the One Stop for details. If you would like a no ce for a Community Event or Ac vity to be placed on the GHBL No ce Board please drop it into the le er box at the HWMC, this is located on the Hampton Street side, towards the corner of the building, within the parking area. This is a very exci ng me and we are aiming to make full day me use of the facili es in the Community Hub space for all your family and friends gatherings as well as ac vity groups. We will be taking bookings for day me use of the community space as soon as we are able to…so, again, watch the GHBL No ce Board for more details or contact: Dallas Asher ‐ Big Local Support Worker Tel: 07825 183569 Email: dallas.asher@grasslandhasmoor.co.uk Karin Evangelides ‐ Big Local Support Worker Tel: 07825 294346 Email: Karin.evangelides@grasslandhasmoor.co.uk

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Back in April 2019, a new project which aimed to provide a safe, trusted and confiden al pla orm was launched. A community based, mental health ini a ve run by founder Jay Co on reached out to those in crisis and in desperate need of a listening ear. With monthly mee ngs held at the Proact Stadium and Parish Hall, word quickly spread and with each mee ng came forward more and more brave gentlemen from all different backgrounds, each with their own story of trauma c pasts, painful experiences and a real sense of commitment, ready to speak out. As Jay Co on explains, ‘I would spend hours each day talking to the guys online, inspired by their stories and humbled by their openness, making my plea and encouraging them to come along to a mee ng. A me just for them, a me to talk. Some men would arrive feeling nervous, anxious and excited even. Some guys came along with friends, family or partners, feeling fear of the unknown and needing that support, and sadly many others would arrive completely broken. It’s always devasta ng to see but with a smile and a handshake, a cup of tea and an opportunity to really heal, they had all made it to the front door which was by far the hardest part.

“I would spend hours each day talking to the guys online, inspired by their stories and humbled by their openness” At 7pm, the mee ng became men‐only and so the doors would close and the evening would proceed. We would talk, we would share, we would exchange stories and experiences, feelings and emo ons. Our voices would be heard, respected and understood. We would joke, we would laugh, we would hurt and we would cry – together. With upto 40 guys in a room, they would all dig deep and bare their souls. All those secrets which lay hidden came out with the most painful of memories, all to a team of guys and helpers who stood strong and united. In that mee ng, in that moment, the guys became one. No longer alone in their plight, they felt strong and supported themselves and one another having lived through the very worst. They walked in as strangers and they walked out as heros. Inspired, empowered and mo vated, there were so many life‐changing moments. So many personal achievements, so many new‐found freedoms, all with a real and personal belief in themselves. The energy is so posi ve, it’s life‐changing for us all. The guys did themselves proud in finding the courage to help themselves.’ From just a single mee ng, the group grew and word got about. With bridge banners, newspaper reports, magazine ar cles, social media pla orms, radio interviews, tv appearances, event collabora ons and with so many great service provider partnerships, the community really came together to help and support each other and it was a huge success. With so much support from organisa ons such as Derbyshire County Council, Derbyshire Voluntary Ac on, Chesterfield FC Academy, Chesterfield Community Trust, Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Founda on, Chesterfield Borough Council, East Midlands Special Opera ons Unit, Derbyshire LGBT+ and so many others, it was a real honor and a privilege to serve our great community. A real highlight was being sponsored by our very own community hero, Drew Lilleker who helped to raise huge amounts of awareness through sponsoring Men‐Talk onto Chesterfield striker Tom Dentons shirt plus a huge ‘A Frame’ Men‐Talk banner outside of Eastwood park and an equally sized banner inside of the Proact stadium, all of which made a huge difference, encouraging men to speak. By Christmas, Men‐Talk had proudly been presented with no less than 5 local and regional community awards which just shows how well our community came together, a real humbling experience with lots of joyful memories.

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As the Covid crisis hit and we all fell into lockdown, Men‐Talk as it was sadly had to cease. A very difficult me as everyone struggled to make sense of the new norm. It wasn’t long however before Jay responded to the crisis with Men‐Talk 2.0. A brand new take on mental health support using digital technology to reach out to more people in the community, suppor ng them with their mental, physical and emo onal Wellbeing. With lots of virtual Group Zoom Mee ngs, 121 private Video calls, Facebook LIVE Drop In sessions, ‘Pandemic discussion Podcasts’, ‘Lockdown Losers’ physical / fun outdoor fitness, filming their own mental health awareness and wellbeing videos and sharing them on‐line. Men‐Talk is also proud to announce that in response to COVID19 has joined forces with 2 of Chesterfields newest and quickly growing support groups ‘Broken Beauty’ and ‘Bradley Li lewood Talks’. ‘Broken Beauty’ is a female‐led group which focuses on coercive control, domes c violence, image percep on and body consciousness bringing awareness and support to both women and men. Pla orming across the most popular social media groups, ‘Broken Beauty’s’ founder Hayley Newman is amazed at the incredible response she has received by reaching out through digital means. Within 6 short weeks the group based in Chesterfield has gained a local following of over 7,000 working 121 with the local community and partnering with many other local organisa ons and service providers. ‘Bradley Li lewood Talks’ is a new group run by 19 year old Bradley Li lewood which focuses on mental health through mo va onal speaking. As a young man who began his journey a ending a Men‐Talk mee ng, he has ac vely contributed and become a lead speaker with Jay Co on on the Teen‐Talk project which reaches out to community school and colleges, helping the younger genera on with their mental, physical and emo onal wellbeing through assembly talks. Understanding the younger genera ons love for digital technology, the team are also working on bringing a brand‐new, never seen before innova on to launch which would inform and empower the students, removing social anxiety when wishing to seek help. Due to launch in September, the team are incredibly excited at the prospect of being able to help inform and empower young minds with their mental, physical and emo onal wellbeing across our coun es schools and colleges Although social distancing measures have created a wave of new referrals, the team are in talks to hold new group mee ngs in lots of new venues. Working hard to raise awareness, removing s gma whilst empowering peoples lives, Men‐Talk, Broken Beauty and Bradley Li lewood Talks are available to give help and support and whether you are male, female, young or old, the groups are open to everyone, encouraging people to talk, to think well – feel well – be well.


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LOCKDOWN HEROES Georgia Price Amanda Rose told me about her fantas c daughter, Georgia, who is in Recep on Hasland Infant School: “At the beginning of lockdown our wonderful daughter, who has not even reached the grand old age of 5 years, was asking about raising money 'like they do at school on red nose and spo y day'. She wanted to help ‘make the germs go away'. She decided she wanted to walk 26 kilometres over a few weeks to raise money for the Chesterfield Royal Hospital charity fund which has been assis ng staff and pa ents during this unprecedented me. My partner and I decided to support her in her challenge by walking each day, within the government guidelines which were in place at that me. We asked friends and family to kindly donate anything they could spare to help Georgia achieve her goal although we fully appreciate that mes are difficult for everybody at the moment. Thank you to everyone who has donated so far and smashed Georgia's original £50 target! Our total now stands at an amazing £565. Georgia completed her challenge on the 30th April. If you would like to contribute you can find her on JustGiving. Georgia was interviewed on Peak FM and the hospital shared her story on their Facebook site.” Jade Ashmore Local boxer Jade is also a qualified personal trainer and usually spends her weeks super busy coaching her clients and teaching fitness classes. During lockdown Jade has been offering several fitness classes each week via the ‘Zoom’ app for anyone that wants to keep fit in lockdown. I asked Jade why she did this: “The reason that I started doing free classes is because I was feeling so down. I'm used to being out of the house 18 hours each day. I'm always on the go, working hard to earn a living ‐ I really love to gra for what I earn. When lockdown began I was devastated. My business was it its peak, the best it’s ever been. I was coaching 35 one to one sessions and 8 fitness classes per week. As you can imagine going from that to si ng at home put a lot of strain on my mental health, so I lounged around feeling sorry for myself for the first 2 weeks. I got talking to a good friend of mine who suggested going online and charging for the classes. I had a think, put a metable together, started classes and charged absolutely nothing! I felt I couldn't take money from people at a me like this and I wasn’t doing anything else, so why should I charge? I absolutely love seeing people progress, get fi er and become more confident in themselves. A couple of my clients have sent me a few quid for each class which I really appreciate but I wouldn't ask for a penny from anyone for the online classes. It's been really fun, the classes have reached London, Leeds, Bradford, Scotland ... and I've had a lady joining in from Finland! It’s absolutely fantas c to reach that far just from the sharing of posts.” 24

Valerie Squires Emma Lau got in touch to tell me that her local hero is her Mum, Valerie. Valerie lives on Linden Drive and is 72. Rather than re ring and shielding she has been working for the NHS throughout lockdown. Emma told me: “Not once has Mum considered not going to work due to her age ‐ she would willingly do anything for anyone. She has worked for the NHS as a domes c assistant for 40 years. She has con nued her work as she wants to help beat the pandemic. Even though she isn’t working directly with Covid pa ents I feel it's brave going into the hospital daily and running the risk of contrac ng the disease. She is in her 70s and my dad, Grenville is 76 and has heart problems. They have been married for 50 years. She is always thinking of others and always puts her family first in life. I’d like to say a big thanks from me, Karen and Joanne, her three daughters.” Valerie is pictured with her grandson Ashton who is 9. Priya & Arun’s Violin Performance On the 28th May violin playing brother and sister Priya (aged 9) and Arun (aged 13) Kumar Saini entertained viewers with a free violin performance using the ‘Zoom’ app. Priya and Arun are the children of Asian Associa on members Jyo and Vijay Kumar Saini. The children wanted to find a way to try to li the spirits of anyone that wanted to tune into their performance during the difficult months of lockdown. They played a number of pieces for the ‘audience’ including Priya’s performance of ‘Over the Rainbow’ which was so popular that she even repeated it as an encore at the end. Well done Priya and Arun for giving up your me to entertain others and for such a brilliant performance.

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The last few months have been difficult for everyone. A few readers have been in touch to let me know about those who have risen above their own challenges to help others too. Hasland Pet Supplies During the lockdown Jill and Simon from Hasland Pet Supplies have played a vital part in helping pet owners to care for their beloved pets. The shop has offered a delivery service for some me now where customers are able to order their pet supplies over the phone or via Facebook Messenger for delivery to their homes. When lockdown began they made the decision to close the shop, even though they were classed as an essen al service, as they didn’t want to endanger their staff or customers by invi ng them into the small shop. Many customers were obviously worried about how they would be able to get hold of their pet food, pet bedding and other supplies, par cularly those that had to shield. Even though they had to manage without valued team member Pat, Jill and Simon decided to con nue their delivery service throughout lockdown, along with their canine sidekick Jago. There is no delivery charge for this service. This has been a great lifeline to vulnerable customers who were unable to leave their homes. Jill told me “People have been so kind and grateful, it’s been well worth it. We even delivered a £1 bag of budgie seed to one of our customers in Newbold. We’ve been offered sweets and many thanks by our customers”. The shop has since reopened but their delivery service con nues and is available via their Facebook page. Van Gemeren’s traders offer and charity corner The Van Gemeren family decided to use some spare space in their large garden centre at Winsick to give other traders an opportunity to display their wares. They offered out a stand within their store free of charge to small businesses who needed display space. They also decided to con nue their ongoing charity work by star ng up a ‘charity corner’. Donated items are sold on for charity at no cost including books, records, CDs and bric a brac. They have recently sent a cheque to Alzheimer's Research UK for over £100 as a result and plan to con nue the project. If you have items to donate please take them along. The team have been great supporters of Alzheimer's Research UK for many years and this is the latest in a long list of fundraising events that they have par cipated in. In total they have raised over £10000 with the help of their customers, friends and family by a combina on of a charity box, classic car days, music fes vals and even a sky dive.


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Cannon Events running for funds The members of Cannon Events running club were of course grounded for a while at the start of lockdown, but once the government gave the go ahead for people to exercise more frequently they were soon running again to raise funds. Manager John Cannon told me about the ‘Mighty Green Walk/Run Challenge’ where up to 90 people per month a empted to run and/or walk a set amount of miles. They were each rewarded with a bronze, silver or gold medal, funded by John. This scheme raised roughly £200 from entry fees. One member of the group ran a solo fundraising marathon through Rother Valley Country Park and Poolsbrook Park and back to complete his 26 miles, raising £800. The £1000 total raised was donated to Weston Park Cancer Charity. John was extremely keen to get the club back up and running as soon as possible. He told me “a number of children weren’t ge ng the exercise and fresh air that they needed during lockdown. They also missed the social aspect of the club and seeing their friends. We started the groups up again as soon as it was safe to do so under government guidelines to get the kids back to being ac ve.” Thanks to all our heroes.... I’d like to say a big thanks from Hasland Magazine to all key workers who put themselves on the line during the pandemic and s ll con nue to do so. As well as the amazing NHS and care workers there are millions of staff keeping shops open, taking away our refuse, adap ng their equipment to make extra PPE, con nuing our voluntary services, cleaning doctors surgeries and hospitals, delivering goods for us and working in manufacturing to produce the items that we simply can’t manage without. The list is endless and I couldn’t possibly think of them all. We’ve had an amazing team of volunteers set up an en re food bank on Derby Road. The Chesterfield Community Food Hut have been invaluable for our surrounding area, helping families that have felt the financial strain of the lockdown and ensuring they received the food they need to feed their families. Well done to you all!

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Nigel’s Lockdown ‘Live’ Gigs Nigel Clark is the lead singer of ‘Dodgy’ and a fantas c solo ar st. He has been running free live sessions for his fans from his home throughout lockdown via Facebook. The first live session in April has so far racked up 35000 views! As well as playing hits from Dodgy and his own music Nigel has covered a huge range of tracks from The Jam to The Dead Kennedys. I asked Nigel what life has been like for him without live gigs and what inspired him to offer these fabulous sessions to his fans. You’ve had to cancel your live events due to lockdown. What have you been doing to fill your me instead? Well I’ve been doing a lot of music related stuff. I recorded an album 20 years ago but ran out of money to put it out but I’ve had it mastered and it will be ge ng released finally on September 18th (my birthday). It’s called Make Believe Love ‐ it’s all very exci ng. I’ve also been doing a lot of cooking! I come from a long line of master bakers so baking Irish soda bread is a favourite. The best news though is that I became a granddad over lockdown. My grandson is called Jude and he’s lovely. Have you missed doing live performances in public? Of course. I did 80 gigs last year and enjoyed every one. I must say I don’t miss all the travelling though, that can get a bit much some mes. I really miss spending me with fellow live music fans. Why did you decide to offer your free live weekly sessions? Well I wanted to keep my hand in and I saw it as an opportunity to try new things out. It was a bit scary at first but I am beginning to enjoy them. The best bit is reading all the comments a er and ge ng into bed by 11pm. Have you recorded the sessions? You’ve had so much interac on with fans including invi ng them to make requests, I’m sure many of them would love to keep them somehow. I have been on an exponen al learning curve during lockdown. I have archived all the live gigs and even started edi ng them down. I’ve got 11 hours worth so far. You were recording just before lockdown. Did you manage to complete your project? Any news on this? I have been wri ng and recording all of this year and I have a bunch of new tracks awai ng comple on but I think I should do this outside of my studio so may need to wait ll lockdown is over. The new album will be out soon though. You’re a great supporter of community projects. I love that you did a live session to support your fan Marie who is ba ling cancer. You’ve also supported the Street Arts Project as well as fundraising for NHS chari es by auc oning off your Homegrown VW Bar. What drives you to be so passionate about fundraising and community? I feel very lucky that I have spent over 30 years as a musician & songwriter ‐ if I can give anything back it would be the belief that anything is possible. I believe I am the proof of that (to myself) because when I started out I was pre y terrible (believe me) but I’m determined to give my all for the art I wish to make. Have you considered doing live sessions with your Dodgy bandmates, or ar sts that you have events planned with, such as Mark Morris? I have thought about it but logis cally it’s quite difficult as the band all live faraway from me. The last gig I did before lockdown was with Mark & Chris Helme and we are talking about doing some songs together. We will have to see.... I see you have solo gigs planned later in the year. Are you or Dodgy coming any closer to Chesterfield or Sheffield? Dodgy don’t have any gigs planned at the moment. I’m not sure whether the gigs that are in the diary for me as a solo ar st are happening or not as everything is so up in the air at the moment. I definitely hope they are going ahead. Thanks so much Nigel for answering my ques ons.x 26

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Hasland celebrates VE DAY 75th Anniversary The 8th May 2020 marked 75 years since the guns fell silent at the end of the war in Europe. Although most of the planned celebra ons across the country were sadly cancelled due to the lockdown, many people s ll took the opportunity to mark the occasion in a safe way. The day provided an opportunity to remember the enormous sacrifices that were made at home and abroad during the war and to celebrate as people did 75 years ago, the arrival of peace in Europe. I have been sent some fantas c photographs of local celebra ons. Also shown are the fantas c decora ons from around Eastwood Park including the huge VE  le ering which was arranged by Tony Brooks. ‘The Last Post’ was played in Eastwood Park by John‐Charles Tanner and Drew Lilleker’s Military Jeep was on display outside the park on the day too. Photographs show celebra ons on Burgess Close, Penmore Lane, Norwood Avenue and the Hasland Hall Estate as well as the decora ons on Eastwood Park.


Hasland’s original VE Day celebra ons. Photos courtesy of Terry Young.


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Goodbye to Gill Hasland community figure Gill Horn sadly passed away on the 4th July a er a short illness. She will be greatly missed by all her family and friends. Gill was very well known in Hasland for her contribu on to local life. She was a pillar of the community who was involved with numerous community projects over many years including being the Treasurer for both the Friends of Eastwood Park and Eastwood Park Petanque Club. She was also a much valued member of the Grassland Hasmoor Big Local team and gave many hours of her spare me to help to improve our community. Her family have kindly shared the following words from her funeral no ce: ‘Gill was always busy, always had things to do, and, because she was taken from us far too soon, has le so many things undone, so many plans unfulfilled. Those of us who knew and loved her dearly hope that God knew what he was doing when he claimed her so quickly. She was migh ly irritated by missing the Chelsea Flower Show and Wimbledon this year ‐ can you imagine what she’ll be saying to him about being robbed of the chance to go next year?! Gill’s interests were wide and varied; in her re rement she dedicated herself to her local community, but her whole life was dedicated to her family and friends. She was very much loved and will be deeply missed. Although our sorrow is deep, we celebrate and will take forward her kindness, compassion, and sense of humour, for they will live on as long as we do. Much love from husband Geoff, daughters Jacquie and Debi, sons‐in‐law Raymond and Graham, grandchildren Sarah, Jack, Ka e, Alex, Jonathan, Bekki and Sophie, and grand‐dog Coco xxx’. If you would like to make a dona on to Cancer Research UK in memory of Gill please contact Crowder & Alderson Funeral Directors on 01246 887103.

WHO ARE PLASTIC FREE CHESTERFIELD? A huge ini a ve is underway in Chesterfield to try to encourage everyone to become as ‘Plas c Free’ as possible. I caught up with members of the group to find out what they are doing to promote the cause. Why has this group been created?

you are making to accommodate social distancing (eg takeaway products/packaging) and how you could steer away from single use plas cs.

In simple terms plas c pollu on is an issue that connects the environment with all parts of society and is something that we all do can do something about at every level. It will only be through concrete, collec ve, posi ve ac on that we will be able to affect the change that is needed to stop the detrimental effect of plas c pollu on from overwhelming our world. Plas c Free Chesterfield are working to diminish the use of single use plas cs in the whole community of Chesterfield, from supermarkets to the individual. Ini ally the brain child of Cornwall‐based charity ‘Surfers Against Sewage’, Plas c Free Chesterfield are spreading the message and are dedicated to minimising Chesterfield's contribu on to the single‐use plas c crisis.

How are you spreading the word of your PFC community?

What is PFC aiming to do, and how do you go about changes? The answer to this is straight forward. Plas c Free Chesterfield is aiming to try and encourage you, the individual and local businesses to look at what you’re currently using and making yourself accountable. By just making a few small changes in your use of single use plas cs, makes all the difference. On the PFC web page there is a list of plas c free swaps, to give ideas on what changes can be made:

Well, this year marked the 1st birthday of PFC. Greg Hewi , the community lead for PFC, set this up just over a year ago and by sheer tenacity has been spreading the word of ‘plas c free’. Ini ally, he set up the group and gathered like‐minded individuals, who helped disseminate the message, via the means of talks, going into schools, social media outlets, PFC events, PFC social mee ngs. Greg’s dedica on and enthusiasm has successfully got over 40 local businesses on board, all now Plas c Free Champions (these are listed on the website ). Greg has recently appeared on Look North to champion the plas c free ethos. PFC were meant to have a celebratory event this summer in the Queen’s park, alongside Edge events food and drink fes val, unfortunately this got cancelled due the recent ongoing pandemic.

Will things change a er the pandemic?

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We have to look carefully to the future and ensure that we are making sustainable changes. It would be too easy to revert back to old ways. Remember, even if you only change one thing, you are making a difference.

PFC asks local businesses and the voluntary sector to make three "swaps" away from single use plas c to become a Plas c Free Champion, where they receive an award, cer ficate and free publicity. Check out the business toolkit on the webpage for some ideas of what you can do. All of the local voluntary sector groups and organisa ons have to agree to take the plas c free pledge to become a Plas c Free Ally. Your group might not be able to meet physically in this current climate, but you can start now by making the pledge. It is also worth considering any new changes

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Summertime blooms Welcome back a er a long imposed break.

The most important job this month is to ensure plants never go short of water especially those that have been planted recently or ones in pots as the dry out very quickly, it is detrimental to plants to only apply enough water to wet the soil surface, always give a good drench and it will soak down into the roots. Cut Sweet Pea flowers regularly and remove all faded flowers so they con nue to produce new blooms well into the summer. To deadhead Roses always cut at an angle at the next leaf joint down from the flower. Summer prune vigorous shrubs and climbers, semi ripe cu ngs can be taken at the same me. There is s ll me to layer many shrubs and now is a good me to propagate Rhododendrons and Azaleas by this method. Air layering is a slightly skilled job and can be tried on Magnolias, take a stem that is slightly 'leggy' making a sloping upward cut in the bare stem, severing halfway. Dust this with roo ng hormone and surround with damp moss or peat, kept in place with a polythene wrap secured by tape or string. If the seal is air ght roo ng should occur. If plants of Border Carna ons layered last month have rooted, sever them from the parent but leave for another month before transplan ng. It is not too late to layer more plants. Prune trained fruit trees and Wisteria by cu ng back to six leaves from the main stem. Cut back Buddleia and Lavender as the flowers fade. Many rock garden plants become straggly even if they are cut back hard a er flowering. Plants like Rock Rose and Dianthus can be renewed with young plants taken from cu ngs taken now. Make your cu ngs 2‐3” long from young non‐flowering shoots removed with a heel or just below a leaf joint. Insert the cu ngs into a tray or pots in soil enriched with peat and sand, so it is well drained, with a layer of grit over the surface. Make holes with a dibber and insert cu ngs about 2” apart. Keep under glass but shaded and water well so the soil is kept damp.

Plant Madonna Lilies as early as possible in August. Plant in sunny posi on where the soil is rich, spacing the bulbs about 8” apart and 2” deep. Also plant Autumn Crocuses and Nerines again in a sunny posi on. September is the ideal me to make a lawn from seed. Fork over the whole area and remove any perennial weeds, roots, stones and other debris. Tread the soil to firm it and rake the surface to remove any bumps or hollows. Push the rake to and fro un l no par cle in the top 1/2” is larger than a pea. Apply and rake in pre‐seeding fer liser mixture and a week later rake again before sowing seed 1‐2oz per square yard. If the weather is very dry water during the cooler parts of the day. Established lawns could also do with some a en on, rake all over to remove any thatch or moss and remove weeds with a daisy grubber. Prune Rambler Roses which only have one flowering period and produce long arching growths. A er flowering remove as much of the old flowered growths as possible to leave long young shoots rising from the base, these need to be ed into a support. Take cu ngs of your favourite bedding plants, before the weather turns. Plants to propagate are Fuchsias, Abu lons, Diascias and Osteospermums. Choose a strong heathy shoot about 3” long and trim just below a leaf joint, remove the bo om leaves and then plunge into a fungicide solu on and then the cut ends dipped into roo ng hormone. Insert the cu ngs up to half there depth into peat free compost and vermiculite around the edge of 4” pots and put in a cool and frost free place to grow on. Cu ngs can also be taken from Roses, look for strong healthy shoots and cut lengths of about 8‐9” long and plant straight into a well dug piece of ground with a li le bone meal added, leave un l next year when new plants should be able to be transplanted. Tender perennials can be sown in pots for a late display. Trim hedges before growth slows down to control there size. Save ripe seed from your favourite flowers and store in paper bags un l ready to plant out next year. You can begin to plant bulbs for next spring and summer and force Hyacinths for a Christmas display.


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Our fantas c local theatres and arts projects need our support now more than ever as the Covid crisis has put many of them at risk. Please support them when you can and keep up to date with their plans to reopen.


The end of an era for the Palace Whilst Theatres vow to leave a light on and look forward to welcoming customers back in the future, one man is ready to turn his alarm clock off. Andrew Tucker, Cultural Services Manager of the Palace Theatre, has recently re red a er 26 years of service.

Andrew recalls how the Covid‐19 crisis has totally turned his life around, saying, “Here I was at the end of March with a wonderful financial year coming to a close and a poten ally very successful theatre programme about to be launched to take me through to July and the long‐awaited prospect of re rement! The next thing I know is the Theatre is shut down immediately”. He adds, “Just as much as it is nice to spend some addi onal me with my other half, I am par cularly sad not to be spending the last working days of my career with colleagues”. Looking back on Andrew’s career, a er leaving the Army and embarking in studies to become a doctor, he later decided that he was more of a ‘lovie’ and studied Drama. 1994 proved to be quite a momen‐ tous year in Andrew’s family life ‐ not only did he and his wife Carla welcome baby Claire into the world, but they also upped s cks and emigrated from a very hot and humid sub‐tropical Durban in South Africa to a cold, grey and foggy England. He immediately set about looking for work in the theatre industry and was invited to interview for the post of General Manager of the Civic Theatre, as the Palace was known, and immediately saw the poten al that the lovely old venue had to offer and was delighted to accept when he was offered the post. 32

Fortune smiled down on the Theatre in the form of the Na onal Lo ery when Andrew, along with Iain Hook, then Mansfield District Council’s Head of Leisure and Arthur Jepson from Finance, set about submi ng a bid to Arts Council England for Lo ery Funding. To cut a very long story short, they were successful and Mansfield District Council was awarded £1.63million. Work commenced in 1997 to transform the Theatre into the lovely facility that it is today. This transforma on has been the salva on of the building as a theatre. A endance has grown drama cally over the years with the Theatre recently celebra ng the one millionth person through the doors since the major refurbishment. Andrew says, “It will be extremely sad having to say goodbye to colleagues, many of whom I have worked with for many, many years, not only in the Theatre and Museum, but across the whole council. It would be divisive to single out individuals from the team for their contribu on over the years, so I would like to thank them all most sincerely for their specific contribu ons that have made my term of office so successful and enjoyable.” In addi on, Andrew has built up extensive networks of other theatre managers, theatre companies, ar sts and agents around the country. He adds, “I will miss the discussions, the advice sharing and the friendly banter with this group of theatre professionals and I wish them all great success for the future”. Andrew feels it would be remiss not to single out Mar n Dodd from UK Produc ons who stages the annual professional panto that has become such a beloved fixture of the Palace’s diary.

Hayley Barsby, Chief Execu ve Officer of Mansfield District Council said, “A big thank you to Andrew for leading the Cultural offer for the District and in crea ng a des na on for many to a end the gem that is the Palace Theatre. Andrew concludes, “I wish my successor, Sian Booth, all of the very best in facing the immediate challenges that Covid‐19 presents. I’m confident that she is a very competent and dynamic person who will move the Mansfield Palace Theatre forward into the next phase of its life and I know that the staff will give her a very hearty welcome and will support her all the way, as they have supported me over these last 26 years”. And so the Palace enters into the next chapter of its 110 years history. The public will return and con nue to love and support this li le gem in Mansfield’s history. The ar stes and companies will con nue to perform with utmost passion. The staff will come back and prepare the venue to give everyone the best experience they can. The spotlights will again be focussed centre stage. The curtain will rise, and the shows will go on.

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ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND CONFIRMS £35,000 EMERGENCY FUNDING FOR CHESTERFIELD THEATRES Chesterfield Borough Council has secured £35,000 from the Arts Council Emergency Response Fund to support the re‐launch of the Pomegranate and The Winding Wheel theatres reopening. Thankfully the Pomegranate Theatre is already able to offer a range of cinema screenings which can be booked via their website. The grant of £35,000 is made possible with thanks to public funding from the Na onal Lo ery through Arts Council England. Councillor Kate Sarvent, cabinet member for town centres and visitor economy, said: “Chesterfield Theatres can’t wait to get back to delivering the full range of shows and events that our growing audiences from near and far have come to expect. The Theatres’ broad range of events, which includes drama, musicals, dance, comedy, concerts, talks and cinema came to an abrupt halt in March due to the coronavirus outbreak. Income from cket sales, bar sales and venue hire are integral to the Theatres’ survival. The emergency funding will fund essen al marke ng costs to help the Theatres’ reach out to customers, old and new, and highlight some of the great shows planned for when lockdown measures are eased. A series of Autumn shows are currently available to book including the forthcoming cinema screenings and the Pomegranate Theatre’s hit Christmas Pantomime, Beauty and the Beast. The Theatres’ team have also been busy pu ng together resources and ac vi es for the whole family, including a weekly quiz. To find out more and to book ckets visit www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk. The Grade II‐listed theatres, the Pomegranate Theatre and The Winding Wheel Theatre, are proudly owned and managed by Chesterfield Borough Council.

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Although produc ons at The Playhouse have been sadly postponed, work has been con nuing on a different project at the theatre. The front of the building has been updated with beau ful wooden cladding. There are more works planned in the near future including a small canopy area at the front of the building. Small improvements are also planned inside in readiness for re‐opening when restric ons are relaxed sufficiently to do so in a safe manner. Whilst the players are keen to get going as soon as possible they want to ensure that they can offer the best possible experience for their audiences. Heather Cowley told me “We just can’t wait to welcome everyone back when the me is right! Huge thanks to our lovely neighbours for their ongoing co‐opera on with the building improvements!”

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Hasland welcomes the African Caribbean Community Association The ACCA (African Caribbean Community Associa on) is currently located in Chesterfield Town Centre at the Market Hall offices, but is due to relocate to Hasland during August. It is hoped that they will be ready to re‐open to the public in September. The new base will be located at Unit 2 Penmore Business Centre on Saxton Close, Hasland Road, next to the Asian Associa on at Unit 3, a non‐profit organisa on in Hasland. The African Caribbean Community Associa on was established in the early seven es by a small group of individuals. Their remit was to provide a range of services and support to the Black and ethnic minority people within the Chesterfield community and surrounding areas. The community required an organisa on which had the capacity to understand and respond to the needs of Black and ethnic minority people. ACCA also wished

to provide more appropriate and accessible services in the community. Prior to the pandemic ACCA ac vi es consisted of the following:

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Keep Fit Arts & Cra s Walking Group Social connect Luncheon Club (monthly)

Due to the pandemic ac vi es have been re‐adapted resul ng in some online ac vi es such as Keep Fit and Arts & Cra s followed by a social catch up via Zoom, which will run alternate weeks. All who are interested can send a message to 07940 285 534 / 07483 415 432 or send an email to accachesterfield@gmail.com to enable the link for Zoom and items to be sent.

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HASLAND CFC NEWS Club welcomes FA  announcement on Grassroots return A er several weeks of non‐contact training in small groups, Hasland Community Football Club teams are now able to play small sided games and training matches. From August onwards, the teams will also be able to play pre‐season friendlies against other clubs, ahead of the new campaign star ng in September. This follows an announcement from the FA, on Saturday 18 July, that gave the green light for teams to start contact training in groups of up to 30 players. The news was welcomed by grassroots volunteers across the country, who haven't been playing since lockdown began in March, however the club is keen to emphasise that the COVID pandemic is not over yet and that the safety of players will s ll be at the top of its priority list. As well as encouraging stringent hand hygiene measures, coaches will be ensuring warm ups, celebra ons and team talks are all done in a socially distanced way. Meanwhile, parents are being asked to keep two metres apart on the sidelines and self‐assess for COVID symptoms before each session. Managers will also be keeping a log of those in a endance at each session, for NHS Test & Trace purposes. Any club member, or local resident, with any concerns around training and/or the club's COVID measures, can contact media@haslandcfc.co.uk.

Hasland Methodist Church News The church is hoping to open it’s doors again some me in September. This all depends on government guidelines and the mescale for se ng up all the necessary measures for everyone’s safety.

Monday 10th ‐ Friday 14th August Join us for a week of Holiday Club ac vi es ONLINE! We have bible stories, cra , ac on songs and games for the family to engage with. Sunday 27th September Celebra ng Harvest Time Sunday 8th November Remembrance Parade Service A minutes silence Followed by Reveille Assemble at the cenotaph in Eastwood Park at 11am Saturday 28th November un l 5th December 2020 Annual Christmas Tree Fes val Le ers of invites and updates will go out to local businesses, schools & members of the Hasland community once we can confirm that these events are able to resume. “Thanks to all concerned for your support and care shown during this Pandemic and unusual and difficult mes. I have felt so fortunate to live in Hasland during these last 4 months. I have felt safe entering the local shops and have seen the residents of our community pa ently showing respect to government guidelines and prac cing social distancing.” Angela Goggins

NEW SPIRITES SCHOOL PARTNERSHIP BROCHURE Chesterfield FC Community Trust’s new Spireites Schools Partnership brochure has been published. Last year, all local schools received a hand wri en note from the Trust’s head of sport and ac vi es, Keith Jackson. Given the current circumstances, the brochure will now be available via www.spireitestrust.org.uk and a copy will also be emailed to each school with a personal message. Keith said: “It’s important to send an individual message to each school in our area because we work with many and have worked with many more while there are also some we haven’t worked with. It’s important that they know how the package can be tailored to their school’s specific needs.” The brochure contains details of how the Partnership can work for individual schools, with informa on about PE delivery, a er‐school clubs, lunch‐ me clubs, Premier League projects and PSHE work. The Trust has been delivering sports sessions in schools for a number of years and tes monies from a number of head teachers, heads of PE and quality assessors from the FA – who have all seen the delivery first hand – shows the breadth of delivery undertaken on a weekly basis. Through working with the Premier League, the Trust’s offer has been expanded to include a number of PSHE sessions, including Black History Month assemblies, Sky Ocean Rescue workshops, Premier League Reading Stars and Primary Stars programmes along with Educa on Days at the stadium. The Educa on Days have included crea ve wri ng workshops and sessions on mindfulness, diversity, police safety, foreign languages, mental health and careers talks from the Derbyshire Fire Service. The Trust has updated the brochure as a number of changes have taken place in recent years, with a focus now on linking schools to the football club, through to first‐team player visits, free match cket offers for pupils, signed raffle prizes and appearances from the always popular Chester the Field Mouse. Keith added: “We understand the amount of uncertainty for schools at the moment and I think now is a good me for us to reassure them that we have taken all government guidelines into considera on and feel we will certainly be in a posi on in September to return to safe and engaging delivery. We will be coaching throughout the summer and being flexible to react to changing advice, to ensure that we will be ready for what the next academic year brings.” For more informa on, or if you would like to enquire about the Trust working in your school, please email keithjackson@spireitestrust.org.uk. 34

CAMP INSPIRE LAUNCHED BY SPIREITES TRUST Camp Inspire has been launched by Chesterfield FC Community Trust to help youngsters prepare for a return to school in September. Based in the HUB at the Technique Stadium, the health & wellbeing camp has been designed to improve the physical health and social and emo onal wellbeing of children and young people. Running un l Friday, August 28, Camp Inspire is centred around the five ways to wellbeing. There are Camp Inspire Connect sessions for 4‐10‐year‐olds and a Camp Inspire Ac vate programme for those aged 10‐17. Sco Atkinson, the Trust’s head of educa on and wellbeing, explained the thinking behind Camp Inspire. He said: “Our community partners have told us there’s a clear need for this type of summer holiday provision. “It’s open to all but we are looking to iden fy funding to pay for places for disadvantaged children. “We’re working with local schools and local authori es to iden fy those children who are most in need. “We would welcome support from local businesses who are interested in sponsoring places for vulnerable children.” The sessions run from 8.30am to 5.30pm with early drop‐off and late pick‐up available and cost £2 per half hour. Bookings can be made by emailing wellbeing@spireitestrust.org.uk or phoning 01246 925115. Anyone interested in applying for a funded place should contact their child’s school or key worker in the first instance.

Hasland Magazine

The rich history of Su on Scarsdale Hall Once spoken in the same breath as Chatsworth House in terms of scale and grandeur, Su on Scarsdale Hall now stands as a gaunt ruin, and has for 100 years. The exis ng structure is believed to be the fi h built on the site as the original hall was part of a Saxon estate owned by Anglo‐Saxon nobleman Wulfric Spo , who died in 1002. The Su on estate has belonged to the Leake family since the 14th century, and it was the last of the bloodline, Nicholas 4th Earl of Scarsdale who rebuilt the family estate between 1724 and about 1730. The cost of the project bankrupted him and a er his death, the estate was sold to pay off his debts. In 1824 Richard Arkwright Junior, of Cromford Mill fame, bought the house from Walter Butler, 1st Marquess of Ormonde. When Arkwright Jnr passed away in 1843, he was said to be the richest commoner in England. The hall remained with the Arkwright family un l a er the war in November 1919 when

William Arkwright auc oned off the hall with the rest of the estate to a group of local businessmen. A descrip on of the house was in the auc on catalogue and read, “The hall is well situated on high ground with fine views, and is a Handsome Classical Building with fine Eleva ons, built of Stone with Lead and Slate Roof” The hall contained a staggering 28 bedrooms, two drawing rooms, a smoking room, a billiards room, a drying room, boot room, gun room, lamp room, clock room, ballroom and many more extravagant spaces. Inside the hall the opulence con nued with oak ornamental panels, Italian stucco plasterwork, marble and Blue John carved Adamesque fireplaces and a hand‐ carved mahogany staircase. A er the auc on in 1919, the hall was stripped of the valuable assets including the roof. Some parts of the building were shipped to the United States, including some oak panelling, which now resides in the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

In 1946, the estate was bought by Sir Osbert Sitwell of Renishaw Hall, with the inten on of preserving the remaining shell as a ruin. English Heritage now look a er the hall, but the interior is inaccessible due to a conserva on project which started last year. If you haven’t visited, the hall is certainly worth a trip and it’s free! There are well marked footpaths to both Bolsover Castle (2.2 miles away) and Hardwick Hall (3.7 miles away) with the la er being a more difficult route due to it’s gradient. In Summer months the hall is open daily from 10AM‐ 6PM and in winter months between 10AM and 4PM, the only excep ons are 24‐26 December and New Year’s Day when it is closed. For those accessing the hall by car, the address is: Hall Drive, Su on Scarsdale, Derbyshire, S44 5UR with ample parking to the rear of the hall. Enjoy! By Sco Antcliffe



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