ISSUE 16 June / July 2021
Covering Hasland, Winsick, Corbriggs, Spital, Herriott Drive Estate and areas of Hady
Summer is on the way Our vibrant summer cover artwork is by talented young artist Vicky Leong
Food, drink & things to do Great ideas for getting your social life back on track
Read our catch up with Brian about his newsagency years
Stunning photography by Scott Antcliﬀe Fantastic local fundraisers Community news & more....
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Welcome to Hasland Magazine
So it seems that life is slowly returning ‘back to normal’. Although as we go to print with this issue there is a bit of doubt over the much anticipated 21st June date. Either way the shops, restaurants and pubs are currently back in business and need our support to get themselves back on track so let’s give them a hand! As usual our amazing local folk have been busy fundraising, helping the community and hosting outdoor events to keep morale going. I love that in Hasland there always seems to be something going on. It’s great to see the shops open and the children playing in the park again. Let’s hope it continues without hiccup. Our cover artwork this issue is by 16 year old Hasland Hall student Vicky Leong. You can see more of her amazing work on page 8. If you have a talent or an achievement to share with our readers please get in touch! The What’s On Guide is back this time, although it’s a little shorter than before lockdown. It’s great to see a few clubs up and running again. If you’d like to list your event in our August / September issue please let me know. Many Haslanders will remember longstanding newsagency Beeton’s in the village. I caught up with Brian to reminisce about his newsagency days and life in the village. If you’re a walker you may have noticed some new and refurbished pathways around, this is thanks to the Big Local Green and Open Spaces group and their partner agencies. Pete Myers tells us about the network of paths nearby in the article about their work. Reader Jane Pemberton has also contributed an article about her ‘walking in lockdown’. Our regular columnist Scott Antcliﬀe has allowed us to showcase some of his amazing photography this issue. Scott has really been getting noticed lately and has won several prizes for his work. Our food review this issue is about the Galleon Steakhouse, a great place to eat in, out or takeaway. Deﬁnitely recommended. We’ve also got an article about the Tickled Trout in Barlow, the ideal place for a drive out and a delicious dinner.
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Think you know Penmore Stores? Think again!
Since our expansion in 2016 Premier Penmore Stores offer a vast variety of everyday groceries and more. You will be surprised by our selection of big brand and own brand items and our choice. Our prices are competitive and we always have a range of amazing special offers that really help with the everyday grocery shopping. Add to that our frozen foods, newsagent range, lottery facility, large beer and wine selection, greetings cards, snacks and after school ice creams and you may find you don’t need to go anywhere else! Haven’t been in for a while? Give us another try! Friendly family service is always guaranteed. We are still independently owned and keeping our customers happy is our business. Kesar Singh & family - serving our community for 16 years
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What’s Going On?
Our guide is back but deﬁnitely smaller than usual. If you’d like your community event adding please let me know! Email: firstname.lastname@example.org to include it in the August / September issue. Sat 5th June Lets Eighties ‐ Live Music at Hasland Working Mens Club 9pm Sat 12th June Uncle Salty UK ‐ Live Music at Hasland Working Mens Club 9pm Sat 19th June Dark Lightning ‐ Live Music at Hasland Working Mens Club 9pm Sat 26th June Hasland Working Mens Club showing Euro Knockout Phase games Sat 26th June GHBL Open Forum. Grassmoor Community Centre. 11.30am‐1pm. Sat 3rd July Hasland Working Mens Club showing Euro Quarter‐ﬁnals Sat 3rd July Grassmoor Funday. Barnes Park. 12noon ‐ 4pm. Fri 9th Jul Northern Soul at Hasland Working Mens Club ‐ 8 pm. All welcome Sat 10th July Live entertainment 9pm TBA. Sat 17th July The Ed Sheeran Experience Ticketed event. £5 (refundable) for members / £10 non members. Sat 24th July Electrick Vinyl ‐ Live Music at Hasland Working Mens Club 9pm From Monday 26th July for six weeks Summer Activities for children. See Big Local ad opposite. Sat 31st July Vyndictive ‐ Live Music at Hasland Working Mens Club 9pm EVERY MONDAY Ringcraft Dog Club from 21st June Hasland Village Hall ‐ 7.30‐10.30pm Mrs Cost 01246 235826. Brownies Hasland Methodist Church‐ 6.15 ‐ 7.15pm ‐ www.girlguiding.org. Walking for Health in Hasland 2nd Monday of the month ‐ 10am ‐ 01246 239897 (starting in July). NB Dance Academy Hasland Working Mens Club Community Hub • 4:30‐5:15pm ages 3‐6 years • 5:15‐6pm ages 7‐9 years • 6pm‐7pm ages over 10. Contact 07779 283033 or Facebook ‘NB Dance Academy Hasland’. Modern, Ballet, Tap, Acrobatics, Street Dance, Lyrical & Musical Theatre. Regular exam and competition entry 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 12‐3pm at Hasland Working Mens Club Community Hub. Contact Gloria Harrison on 01246 231381. EVERY TUESDAY 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 4
Buggy Fitness ‐ 1.30pm at Eastwood Park. Visit: www.MoveWithManda.co.uk or Whatsapp Manda on: 07768 390581. Chesterﬁeld Garland Dancers: all welcome ‐ dancers and musicians. Please check our website chesterﬁeldgarland.org.uk for further information, or email on enquiry@chesterﬁeldgarland.org.uk. Hasland Community FC Mini Kickers Eastwood Park. For ages 4‐6. £3 per session. visit www.haslandcfc.co.uk. Set Tuesdays: Mobile Library Eastwood Park Drive 10:55am‐1pm on 8th June & 6th July
Asian Association of Chesterﬁeld Lunch Club 11am‐4pm. Please book online to ensure social distancing. Unit 3 Penmore Business Centre. asianassociation@OBTmail.com EVERY FRIDAY Beavers, Cubs & Scouts Hasland Youth Centre ‐ 5.30‐9.30pm. Call Richard on 07713 833465.
EVERY SATURDAY Danceworks Chesterﬁeld Hasland Methodist Church ‐ Childrens Tap, Ballet, Modern & Acro. Call Elly on 07399 503888. 1st Saturday each month (March ‐ Oct) Dr Bike ‐ Queens Park North Car Park 9.30am ‐ 1pm. See add opposite.
News from Please keep an eye on our Facebook page and notice boards for updates.
Every Third Tuesday of each month from 20th July: 7.30pm Peak Railway Association Hasland Working Mens Club. Email: email@example.com or phone: 01246 236749.
Hasland WMC is grateful for the cooperation of all visitors during this unusual time.
EVERY WEDNESDAY Rainbows Hasland Youth Centre ‐ 5.45‐7.00pm ‐ www.girlguiding.org Derbyshire Unemployed Workers Centre Drop in. The Big Local Hub, Hasland Working Mens Club. 1‐3.30pm (except bank holidays). Welfare rights and advice.
Hasland WMC's First Big Night of 2021! The Ed Sheeran Experience Sat 17th July.
EVERY THURSDAY Hasland Humming Bees Parent & Toddler Group ‐ Hasland Baptist Church Hall 9.30‐11am. First child £2, siblings £1 inc refreshments. Please check our Facebook page: Hasland Humming Bees, for more info. Buggy Fitness ‐ 1.30pm at Eastwood Park. Visit: www.MoveWithManda.co.uk or Whatsapp Manda on: 07768 390581. Slimming World St Leonards Church Hall, Spital. AM & PM Sessions by appointment ‐ Lynda 07938 021797 Rainbows Hasland Youth Centre ‐ 5.30‐6.45pm ‐ www.girlguiding.org Walking for health in Hasland 4th Thursday of the month ‐ 10am ‐ 01246 239897 (starting from July) Yoga Hasland Methodist Church ‐ 7pm‐8.15pm. Contact Rachel Longmate 07850 055803 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Pilates Hasland Methodist Church. 11am‐12noon. All abilities welcome. Contact Rachel on 07891 090746 or email rachel@pilatesforlifechesterﬁeld.co.uk. Big Local Senior Citizens Working Group. Chair based exercise at The Hub at Hasland Working Mens Club. 10am‐12 noon. Call 07759 795927 or 01246 239897 for more information. Big Local Senior Citizens Working Group. Learn My Way Computer Awareness at The Hub at Hasland Working Mens Club. 10am‐12 noon. Call 07759 795927 or 01246 239897 for more information.
Please be aware that all events are subject to change and we will adhere strictly to all current government guidelines and we will always put the safety of the public first.
We hope to offer fantastic value on our extensive range of drinks including an excellent ever changing selection of real ales. We are bringing back great entertainment, live music, play your cards right, bingo, and a Sunday Night quiz. We are also looking forward to showing the Euros on our big screen in June.
Jack Shepard is the UK's No.1 Ed Sheeran tribute act. An exceptional impersonator and fantastic musician, Shepherd has several strings to his bow including rapping, beatboxing, and a custom looping station. The purist doesn’t use backing tracks, instead performing all aspects of the songs himself, live! Shepherd uses the same guitars as Sheeran including a custom-built replica of Ed’s 00. This makes for an experience as authentic as the real thing with Shepherd’s personal technician making sure the entire performance runs smoothly. Jack is a celebrity in his own right with performances on ITV, BBC, Capital FM, and Kiss 100. This will be a ticket only event. 300 tickets will be available free to members with a £5 deposit, refundable on the night with a valid membership card. Any remaining tickets will be offered for sale at £10 to non members.
Events at HWMC Sat 5th June Sat 12th June Sat 19th June Sat 26th June
Lets Eighties - 9pm Uncle Salty UK - 9pm Dark Lightning - 9pm Euro Knockout Phase
Always a great selection of up to 6 cask ales
Game 1: Group A runners-up vs Group B runners-up. Kick-off 5pm Game 2: Group A winners vs Group C runners-up. Kick-off 8pm
Sat 3rd July
Euro Quarter-final 3 Game 3 winner vs Game 1 winner. Kick-off 5pm Euro Quarter-final 4:Game 8 winner vs Game 7 winner. Kick-off 8pm
Fri 9th July Sat 10th July Sat 17th July Sat 24th July Sat 31st July
Northern Soul - 8 pm. All welcome Fusion A great duo with live drums 9pm The Ed Sheeran Experience Hasland Working Men’s Club & Community Hub Electrick Vinyl - 9pm Hampton Street S41 0LH Vyndictive - 9pm
Tel: 01246 273660 ALL CLASSES NOW BACK ON
ADULTS RUNNING CLUBS
Tuesdays 6.30pm Meet at The Avenue Car Park Mon & Weds 6.30pm - Weds includes Couch to 5K Meet at Chesterfield FC Hub Thurs 6.30pm - Includes Couch to 5K group Meet at Sharley Park Leisure Centre
KIDS RUNNING CLUB
Saturdays 9.30am-10.30am for ages 6-15 Parents / Guardians welcome to join in FOC Meet at The Avenue Car Park Hornbeam Drive, off Derby Road (near Keir homes) All Classes: Members £2 / Non Members £3 We have different ability sub groups with a maximum of 6 people in line with government guidelines. The clubs are run by John Cannon, UK athletics qualified running coach with a long running career. Interested? Contact: email@example.com
Senior Citizens Working Group
Photography Competition 2021
Strictly No Falling: chair based exercise.
Our Photography Competition is open and will close on Thursday 29th July 2021. The theme this year is GrasslandHasmoor..... Covid in Colour.
Thursday mornings 10am to 11.45am at The Hub @ The Club ‐ Hasland Working Men’s Club.
& from Thursday 1st July From the Good Things Foundation Online Centre
“Learn My Way” computer awareness. Would you, or someone you know, like to improve the use and understanding of a digital device: computer, laptop, or ipad? We will be oﬀering new online, one to one instruction for beginners and absolute beginners from 10 am until 12 noon at The Hub @ The Club (Hasland Working Men’s Club). If this sounds interesting to you for yourself or someone you know please call, Philip on 07759795927 or 01246 239897 Other activities will resume soon! Watch this magazine, take a look at the GHBL Website: grasslandhasmoor.co.uk and see the community notice board outside The One Stop shop for more information.
Summer is coming! We have a timetable of events planned for you to enjoy! Sat 26th June GHBL Open Forum – to elect new Partnership Board and presentation to Community Heroes Grassmoor Community Centre, New Street, Grassmoor. Light refreshments included 11.30 – 1pm. Free.
Sat 3rd July Grassmoor Funday Barnes Park 12noon – 4pm. Free
Sun 1st August Bluebirds singing Group (Jane Macdonald’s backing group) Grassmoor Working Men’s Club. 3pm – 4.30pm*
Sat 7th August Mill Lane Allotments Open Day
Photographs must be taken during the competition year (August 2020 ‐ July 2021) and reﬂect the theme. This year we have included a new category ‐ Creative ‐ that is open to all ages and allows the photographer to use photographic software to enhance or alter the original image in a creative way. The under 17's and adult categories will as always only be open to photographs that have not been altered or enhanced. Photographers may enter up to 4 photographs in either category or a mixture of both. Application forms and terms and conditions can be found on our website www.grasslandhasmoor.co.uk. Alternatively telephone Karin on 07825 294346 or email her. Please send photographs by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post or hand delivery to Karin Evangelides, GHBL oﬃce, Hasland Working Mens Club, Hampton Street, Hasland, Chesterﬁeld S41 0LH.
Free bike checks, adjustments and basic repairs while you wait by qualiﬁed mechanics
Queens Park north car park (near the miniature railway crossing on the Hipper Valley Trail).
1st Saturday of each month (March ‐ October) 9.30am ‐ 1pm. Cycle maps & other cycling information available. We have a stock of spares, cables, brake blocks etc funded by
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Jack Dean Company Pop Up Theatre Production
JOIN OUR 6 WEEK PROGRAMME ‘COUCH TO 10 MILES!’
Grassmoor Working Men’s Club 6pm – 7pm*
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Sat 22nd August Phoenix Band Performance
Eastwood Park ‐ 2pm – 3pm. Free The Friends of Eastwood Park, Hasland in conjunction with Grassland Hasmoor – Big Local are delighted to announce
Sun 29th August Hasland Community Gala Eastwood Park 11am – 4pm. Free. Covid restrictions allowing. Check the GHBL website for booking forms for stands and stalls for community groups
For 6 weeks from Monday 26th July Summer Activities for children and young people Free including Samba Sport and Samba Tots. Holiday lunch bags included. Eastwood Park, Hasland ‐ Monday & Wednesday. 11am – 3pm. Barnes Park, Grassmoor ‐ Tuesday & Thursday. 11am – 3pm *£5 per family ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children). Additional children 50p. Under 2’s Free. Single adults £2. Tickets can be purchased from the GHBL Oﬃce, the Hub @ the Club, Hasland Working Men’s Club (Mondays or Wednesdays) or at the GHBL Red Tent at Grassmoor Fun Day. Alternatively contact GHBL Support Workers directly (see below) For further information contact GHBL Support Workers ‐ Karin Evangelides ‐ email: email@example.com Telephone 07825 294346 or Dallas Asher ‐ email: firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone 07825 183569
Visit www.grasslandhasmoor.co.uk for updates & details
Join us and get cycling! We’re running ‘Couch to 10 miles’ programmes and a series of monthly rides suitable for all the family. Wednesdays at 6pm from 9th June ‐ 14th July Saturdays at 2pm from 11th September ‐ 16th October.
Join us on our rides around Chesterﬁeld: Friday 4th June Start in front of the town hall at 6pm for a cycle tour of some of the towns public art (in conjunction with Chesterﬁeld Friday Night Ride). Sunday 1st August Start from Queens Park car part at 11am for the ‘6 Parks Ride’. Queens, Tapton, Stand Road, Holmebrook Valley, Inkerman & Somersall. Need a bike? Get in touch and we’ll see what we can do. All welcome and a ride leader will always be at the back. Tools and puncture repair kit carried.
For more info and to book visit www.inclusivepedals.org.uk or call 07834 838076.
Derbyshire Unemployed Workers Centre
HASLAND DROP IN Have you lost your job? Struggling to pay rent or council tax? Need help ﬁlling in forms? WE ARE HERE TO HELP FREE DROP IN SESSIONS EVERY WEDNESDAY 1pm‐3.30pm
at The Big Local Hub at Hasland Working Mens Club 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.
Harjinder proved innocent at last Harjinder Butoy and his wife Babinder ran the Forest Side Sub Post Oﬃce in Sutton in Ashﬁeld where they lived with their three young children. The business was popular and the family were well thought of in the community. However in 2007 they were visited by auditors who concluded that more than £200,000 was missing from the accounts. The post oﬃce was closed immediately and an investigation began. In 2008 Harjinder was found guilty of stealing £206,000 and sentenced to three years and three months in prison, despite pleading his innocence. He was forced to serve 18 months in jail, away from his wife and children who were all very young at the time. As well as losing their good name in their community the family lost their business, their home and were made bankrupt. Harjinder’s wife Babinder and their children had to leave the area and return to Hasland to live with Harjinder’s family. Their lives were never the same again. Finally on April 23rd the court of appeal overturned his conviction and he was proved innocent of the charges. Harjinder was one of 39 former postmasters to be wrongly convicted and have their convictions overturned that day following a lengthy legal battle. The Horizon accounting system, which had been installed in 1999 by the Post Oﬃce now appears to be at fault and the reason for the wrongful convictions. Many have described the scandal as the biggest miscarriage of justice in recent history. When the court’s ruling was announced, Lord Justice Holroyde said that the Post Oﬃce were aware that there were issues about the reliability of ‘Horizon’ although they consistently insisted that it was ‘robust and reliable’. Some of the other convicted postmasters also spent time in prison and many have suﬀered with mental health issues or lost their relationships as a result of the scandal. Harjinder told me “It was such a diﬃcult time, although a few people believed my innocence many didn’t. Prison was horrible. I spent every day in disbelief that I was there and that this was happening to me. My family and friends knew I was innocent but many other people believed the charges having heard that I was arrested and in jail. Once I was out of prison it was diﬃcult to ﬁnd work due to my conviction. I’ve told everyone that I am innocent for the last 14 years and ﬁnally I can prove it, for me and for my family.” 6
Although the conviction has now been overturned, the family feel that they may never truly recover from the ordeal. Their lives have been impacted dramatically. As well as the emotional distress they’ve had to claim beneﬁts and haven’t been able to aﬀord family holidays. Harjinder now wants further justice for his family’s struggle and believes that those responsible should be punished. “People at the Post Oﬃce need to be investigated and jailed for their part in this. We will only feel justice has truly been done when those at fault are punished. This cannot be the end of it and I will not give up my ﬁght.” We would like to oﬀer our support to Harjinder and the Butoy family for all that they have been through. The family are a valuable part of the Hasland community and we hope that the justice they deserve can now be found.
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Artwork by young artist Vicky Leong Our cover artwork this issue is by talented young artist Vicky Leong. Vicky is just 16 years old and is a student at Outwood Academy Hasland Hall. I’m really excited to show Vicky’s work and hope it inspires other local young people to submit something to the magazine. I asked Vicky to tell me about herself and her love of art. “I’ve been drawing for as long as I can remember. When I was little I remember always being sat down drawing things like Disney princesses and my favourite cartoon characters and I’ve always had huge collections of art supplies. Art has always been one of my biggest hobbies. I am currently nearing the end of my GCSEs including GCSE Art. Art lessons have been really enjoyable for me as it’s a few hours a week of relaxing and drawing with the occasional music in the background. It’s a nice change to the other lessons too. One thing I’d say is that you have less creative freedom when doing art at school. You have to study and create work which is inspired by other artists and take advice from your teachers on what to do in order to gain the most marks. This is why I haven’t chosen to take it at A’ Level. I love art, so I’d prefer to keep it as a hobby to enjoy in my spare time rather than seeing it as ‘work’ and risking becoming fed up of it in the future! I’ve been lucky enough to have had some drawings put in local exhibitions during pre‐covid times and was able to meet lots of people there like the Mayor of Chesterﬁeld, which was really nice. Instead of keeping to one style, I like to experiment and switch depending on the piece. I usually just ﬁnd images that interest me, then pick a medium or style that would be the most suitable for it, although I tend to go for more realism. My favourite mediums are watercolour and charcoal as you can almost never go wrong with those!
I think the most important thing for art is just to enjoy the process and do whatever comes to your mind, not everyone has to ﬁnd their own style and stick to it.” Thanks so much Vicky for sharing your art with us.
Since Community Chesterﬁeld launched in 2019, it has had one clear mission ‐ to strengthen the local health and social care sector in the area by connecting community and voluntary groups in the town with the University of Derby. The organisation, a National Lottery funded partnership between Derbyshire Voluntary Action (DVA) and the University of Derby, works hard to support the oﬀering of local groups through training and development to improve the health and wellbeing of the people of Chesterﬁeld. There is also support to enrich the wellbeing and learning experience of students and staﬀ at the University of Derby Chesterﬁeld Campus by giving them the chance to get involved in this training, as well as volunteering and work placements to increase their knowledge of the voluntary sector. The aim of this is to broaden their future career opportunities by enabling them to gain skills across a wider section of the health and social care sector. However, the COVID‐19 pandemic has changed the way the Community Chesterﬁeld has had to achieve its aims and objectives. Since March 2020, the organisation has been delivering an extremely successful online training programme, addressing the skills and resource gaps within the area’s voluntary and charity sector. This includes the popular Training and Tea sessions – a series of weekly 45‐minute sessions over a period of four weeks, covering topics from coproduction, engagement and communication and how to achieve a work‐life balance. Additional training has also featured a number of shared learning and development workshops for University staﬀ and students, community groups and health and social care professionals, which aim to create an environment where delegates can share their knowledge and experience in order to learn from one another.
Charlotte Repton, project manager at Community Chesterﬁeld, said: “We are extremely proud of the impact that Community Chesterﬁeld is having in the area, both within local voluntary and community groups and the University of Derby’s St Helena Campus. Jacqui Willis, chief executive “By working closely with this sector through of Derbyshire Voluntary the development of innovative, exciting new Action and Alison Gibson, shared learning opportunities, we have been Community Chesterﬁeld able to connect ours and the University’s development worker networks and beneﬁciaries in new ways. This has ultimately then been of the beneﬁt of the health and wellbeing of the people in Chesterﬁeld by raising aspirations and enabling participation. “Whilst COVID‐19 has forced us to shift the approach we have taken to providing this support network, we have been able to continue achieving our goal of strengthening the local health and social care sector in the area.” To ﬁnd out if you can beneﬁt from the work of Community Chesterﬁeld, visit www.communitychesterﬁeld.org.uk or email email@example.com.
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Alpha’s brand new showroom now open Alpha Heating have now opened their beautiful new showroom, just oﬀ Storforth Lane in Hasland. The new premises showcases the wide range of products on oﬀer at Alpha, who oﬀer bathroom furniture and ﬁttings to suit all tastes. The family run company are celebrating over 23 years in business, having started in 1998 as central heating installers. They have built their good name on their high level of customer service and a product range to suit all budgets. They oﬀer high end brands such as Villeroy & Boch, Vitra Signature, Bisque and Keuco as well as quality options for smaller budgets. They have a range of industry accreditations including Gas Safe, CHAS & NAPIT and are Derbyshire Trusted Traders. The highly experienced team can help you with all your bathroom ideas, from initial design to ﬁnished ﬁt. They can also supply your dream bathroom for you to ﬁt for yourself. The skilled bathroom designers are on hand to help to design your room if required and oﬀer a clever 3D design service to show you just how your fantastic new room will look. This also means you can play around with colours and styles before you commit. Many of the latest styles are on display in the large showroom so you can see them for yourself. Alpha employ their own ﬁtters, so you can be sure that your bathroom will be ﬁtted to the same high standards held in store. Their experts will complete your room including electrics, joinery, plastering and tiling if required. Alpha now have their very own sales counter for all of your supply only needs so if you are looking to do it yourself they
can provide everything from the bathroom suite to tile adhesive and grout. Alpha also have fantastic oﬀers on supply only tiles with discounts for bulk buys! If you are looking for a bathroom to suit limited mobility needs, Alpha are currently developing their range of wetrooms and mobility aids which will soon be available. If you prefer not to visit shops at the moment a member of the team can come to you to quote for your bathroom and to show you the styles available. They can then arrange safe and socially distanced ﬁtting. The window displays on show at the moment are beautiful. It’s really worth a visit to take a look at the stylish ranges on oﬀer and ﬁnd inspiration for your bathroom. Alpha Heating, Unit 4A Vanguard Industrial Estate, Chesterﬁeld S40 2TZ. www.alpha‐heating.co.uk. Tel: 01246 558723. Email: info@alpha‐heating.co.uk
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Our new showroom is now open About us Alpha Heating are a family run business established in 1998. We have the skills and expertise to help you to transform your home.
Our showroom You will ﬁnd a large range of displays and great choice of products in our new showroom, situated just off Storforth Lane. We will soon be adding a great selection of electric ﬁres, gas ﬁres and stoves to bring a cosy, stylish feel to your living room.
Bathrooms We can design and install the perfect bathroom just for you with our in house team. Our vast new showroom is the perfect place to ﬁnd inspiration for your bathroom project by browsing our extensive range of styles.
Electrics At Alpha we employ our own electricians, offering a range of services including EV charging, full rewires, general electrical repairs and electrical health checks.
Heating Looking for a new boiler? We can help whether you need oil or solid fuel. We offer low rate ﬁnance with payments from just £15.99 a month.
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Massage and Reiki therapy with Linda You Therapy is a complementary therapy clinic based above the hair and beauty salon at 66 Storforth Lane. Therapist Linda Taylor specialises in Reiki, Massage, Reﬂexology and Aromatherapy. After a long career in hairdressing, Linda turned to alternative therapy having experienced treatments herself a few years ago. She told me “I decided to complete a training course at White Rose College as a 50th birthday gift to myself. Further courses and qualiﬁcations followed and I found that the more I learned, the more I loved alternative therapy. I was considering opening my own clinic when I heard about the space available at Bliss. It was perfect for my needs so I launched You Therapy. I love giving people the chance to take care of themselves and take some time out.” I went along to see Linda for a half hour aromatherapy back massage followed by half an hour of Reiki. Her calming treatment room is a great space for relaxation. The soothing candles and music help you to unwind as soon as you enter the room. Before treatment began Linda talked me through the choices available for massage, including the fragrant aromatherapy oils. She also checked if I had any medical conditions. After this she left me for a moment to get comfortable on the massage table. My back is constantly achy from my continued eﬀorts to get ﬁt so I thoroughly enjoyed every moment of the massage. Linda found plenty of knots to work on around my shoulder blades in particular. The aromatherapy oils added to the bliss! The ﬁrst thirty moments ﬂew by and I was completely relaxed when Linda said it was time to turn over under my ﬂuﬀy towel for my Reiki session.
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Once I was comfortable again I lay back whilst Linda worked on my bodies energy. It’s very diﬃcult to describe how reiki works but the aim is to bring balance to the whole self, physically and mentally by working with chakras at certain points of the body. Very little contact is made compared to massage but the combination of the two treatments leads to an intense feeling of relaxation and calm. I was almost asleep by the time the session was over. Linda left me to come to and have a drink of water. When she returned she described her ﬁndings from the reiki session, primarily that my head ‘felt very hot’, meaning there was a lot going on in my mind. This couldn’t have been more accurate! I certainly felt a lot clearer afterwards and had a very peaceful evening at home. Linda also gave me a rose quartz crystal to take away and an aftercare card letting me know of any eﬀects of the treatments which may aﬀect me later. The two therapies worked really well together and for a total price of £30 it’s a realistic treat for anyone needing a little time to themselves. If reiki isn’t for you then you can book a full hour massage or try Reﬂexology. Linda is a very calm and caring person and this makes the therapies even more enjoyable. Highly recommended!
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New branch of Harold Lilleker & Sons Ltd opening soon Harold Lilleker & Sons Ltd have joined the regeneration of Whittington Moor by beginning work on their second funeral home. Drew Lilleker told us “It’s always been my dream to open a second branch and Whittington was a place I used to talk about with my Dad, Bruce. Once the other Funeral Directors in that area (Wettons at Brimington, Widdowsons at Stonegravels and Crowder and Alderson at Whittington) were purchased by the national company Dignity we knew a Chesterfield family owned business would be needed. I’ve been planning our next step for a long time by sponsoring a Stand at Chesterfield Football Stadium, so it’s been great to find a building and start making the dream happen. I have three sons so this will give the fourth generation of Lilleker’s the option to follow in our families footsteps. The Whittington Moor Funeral Home at number 1 Stand Road will be the perfect location to allow us to showcase our family business. The
The new premises at 1 Stand Road. Drew in front of the new premises. The family in the sponsored stand at the club. A beautiful horse drawn funeral carriage under the Lilleker’s signage at Chesterfield Football Club.
premises has large rooms, a large car park and is situated on a high street near to the football stadium, Tesco and the new Glass Yard.” Good luck to Drew and the hard working team, I’m sure your new venture will be a great success.
We understand how difficult it is to deal with the passing of a loved one. Our funeral directors can help you through this time of grief and emotional distress by offering a compassionate and professional funeral service focused on the life of your dear one. We’re available at all times to discuss any arrangements you wish to make, handling all of the paperwork for you. We have safety measures in place for social distancing and can advise you on all up to date information regarding funerals at this difficult time. We are members of The National Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors, and we cater to all religions.
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The team at The Galleon Steakhouse have negotiated their way through lockdown amazingly. They have transformed their courtyard into a beautiful covered outdoor dining area with twinkling lights and have oﬀered high quality takeaway food throughout. They have also invested in a fantastic mobile catering unit in order to take their food to the party when the party can’t come to them.
I went along for a meal with my husband Tony in May, it was our ﬁrst meal out since last year so we were really looking forward to it. A steakhouse may seem an odd choice for a vegan and a pescatarian but I knew that the Galleon had both vegetarian and vegan options on the menu as well as a range of ﬁsh and seafood dishes. They also have gluten free options. I’d heard great reports about their food so was very keen to give it a try. The owner Matthew has been a chef for many years and started his career working alongside Gordon Ramsey. He was head chef at many renowned local restaurants before opening his ﬁrst restaurant ‘Aubergine’ and then launching the Galleon Steakhouse. Once seated in the pretty covered courtyard (with blankets available if needed) we checked out the menu. Matthew had already mentioned the vegan choices to me so I decided to go with his recommendation. Tony chose scallops followed by sea bass. We also ordered a bottle of Chilean El Picador Cabernet Sauvignon ‐ it was great to see a vegan choice on the wine list. The drinks menu is vast and includes a great choice of wines, beers, spirits and cocktails. Our friendly waitress soon brought our starters. Mine was vegetable tempura with sweet chilli dressing, beetroot puree and a balsamic glaze. I’m a big fan of tempura anyway but these were delicious. The batter was really crisp and not too thick and the dressings were just perfect to add a zingy taste. Tony had chosen seared Scallops served with wilted rocket, peas and lemon and garlic sauce. He said it was truly delicious and so fresh. Between courses we chatted with Matthew about the menu. I mentioned that over the years in English restaurants I have been served some pretty bland food which has obviously been whipped up at the last minute to suit ‘the vegan’. It always feels like such a hassle and I often have to explain to staﬀ what I ‘can and can’t eat’. Matthew told me that he and his partner Sasha and their team are passionate about providing all of their customers with the best service and good food. They have made a point of oﬀering something special for everyone on their menu and love the challenge of ﬁnding truly delicious dishes to suit all tastes. There are obviously plenty of people who agree as the head chef was busy preparing takeaway food and fresh pizzas in the outdoor pizza oven for most of the evening too. For my main course I had chosen cauliﬂower and chick pea roulade with house salad and new potatoes. This dish was food heaven. The delicate pastry on the roulade was laced with herbs and ﬂavour and the ﬁlling was really tasty. It was topped with a ratatouille style sauce full of fresh ﬂavours. The crispy new potatoes were cooked to perfection and the house salad added a fresh crunch. I don’t think Tony wanted his main course to end. His dish was pan fried sea bass with French beans, saute potatoes and a prawn and white wine veloute. He said that everything about it was delicious and the ﬁsh was just amazing ‐ one of his favourite meals of all time. He was so full that he didn’t order a dessert but was happy to share mine ‐ vegan Chocolate Jaﬀa Cake Cheesecake with biscuit crumb and fresh strawberries. This is my idea of food heaven. The cheesecake was so rich and chocolatey and the zesty orange made it all the more delicious. Combined with the biscuit crumb and strawberries it was just divine. We had polished oﬀ our wine by this point but weren’t quite ready to head home so we both ordered a liqueur coﬀee with Amaretto to ﬁnish. It was so lovely to sit in the cosy courtyard and feel like we were truly ‘out’ again. The food was perfect and the team couldn’t do enough to make sure we enjoyed our meal. I will deﬁnitely be back. It’s the perfect location for families or groups with mixed diets as everyone can get a really fantastic meal together. You can book your table online in advance or walk ins are welcome.
The Galleon Steakhouse, 48 St Mary’s Gate, Chesterﬁeld S41 7TH thegalleonsteakhouse Tel: 01246 559065 www.thegalleonsteakhouse.co.uk Open Monday ‐ Saturday 4.30pm til late and Sunday 11.45am till late.
NEW MUSIC ‐ AZA BROWN Chesterﬁeld musician Aaron Brown has recently achieved a life long dream to record and release a solo album, Exennial, at the age of 48. Aaron is a member of popular group The WonderWhys but also produces amazing solo work. In the past he’s been part of other well known bands including The Dazy Age and The Chasers. This release is a light at the end of the tunnel for what’s been a dark year for Aaron. He lives and breathes music and has made a career out of it but lockdown has seen his work and bookings with his band disappear and he has faced ﬁnancial hardship. He sadly lost a close friend to suicide at the beginning of lockdown and found himself really struggling with his mental health. With the help of his partner and family and friends Aaron has turned a corner and now hopes that the album will mean that something good has come out of this dark time. He has also been busy launching his YouTube Channel, S40time which celebrates the music and arts scene in Chesterﬁeld. The album is due for release on the 2nd July with a launch party planned at Real Time Live. Local producer Danny Burton worked on the tracks with Aaron and convinced him the tracks were good enough to produce an album. The ﬁrst single from the upcoming album, Pure Water was released by Aaron on St George’s Day and has received rave reviews. It’s described by Aaron as ‘a feelgood anthem set to be the soundtrack to the World reopening’. It’s a totally uplifting track, beginning with strings and has light summer vibes and a great tune. Aaron plans to release two more tracks before the album launch. There’s a deﬁnite Primal Scream/ Verve inﬂuence to Aaron’s music and the tunes will stick in your head for hours after listening. Follow Aaron on Facebook & Instagram ‘This is Aza Brown’. You will also ﬁnd a link to listen to the new singles as they are released.
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BUILDING A PLASTIC FREE COMMUNITY IN CHESTERFIELD Throughout the last few magazines, you've read some fantastic Plastic Free tips from some of Plastic Free Chesterﬁeld's volunteers. Since mid 2019, Plastic Free Chesterﬁeld has been working to reduce single‐use plastic across Chesterﬁeld's businesses, schools and communities.
In the time since the group was started: • 50 businesses have made at least three swaps away from single‐use plastics and been awarded as a Plastic Free Champion. • 40 community organisations have shown their support for the campaign and taken the Plastic Free Pledge. • 10 schools have joined the movement by signing up to the Plastic Free Schools programme, and • 15 public events have been organised to raise awareness of single‐use plastics and the issues surrounding it.
These eﬀorts have now been rewarded with the marine conservation charity Surfers Against Sewage announcing that Chesterﬁeld has now become an accredited Plastic Free Community, taking the ﬁrst steps to reduce single‐use plastics in the community. In no way does this mean that Chesterﬁeld is perfect at reducing single‐use plastics, and so the Plastic Free Chesterﬁeld campaign continues to build support in the local community, and is now looking for volunteers to help drive forward this important mission. To celebrate this achievement, the group is planning a family fun Plastic Free Festival on Saturday 31st July, 10am‐5pm at Central Methodist Church on Saltergate, with stalls, demonstrations, food and drink and live performances. As part of the internationally successful Plastic Free July, The Plastic Free Festival will be the place to go to help you to reduce your single‐use plastics. The group were keen to ensure that no single‐use plastics would be given out at the event, so took to a crowdfunding platform to raise money to purchase reusable cups, which could be given out at the festival in return for a deposit. In May Plastic Free Chesterﬁeld were proud to announce that the crowdfunding has been successful, raising near‐on £900 by over 20 businesses and organisations, including Hasland Magazine, sponsoring the cups.
Each cup will be branded with a Chesterﬁeld themed design created by local illustrator, Chris Livings. The Plastic Free Festival aims to be an annual event, and this year will feature Helen Mort, Derbyshire's Poet Laureate, and who is helping to promote the festival's Poetry Competition, in which children and adults are being asked to write and submit a poem based on how we are aﬀecting our environment. Prizes include a signed book by Helen, as well the opportunity to perform at the festival itself. The competition closes on 4th July. To aspire to the aims of the festival attendees should, if they can, bring their own reusable bags, containers, and cups along with them. Details of the festival can be found at www.plasticfreechesterﬁeld.org.uk/festival Details of the Poetry Competition can be found at www.plasticfreechesterﬁeld.org.uk/ the‐plastic‐free‐poetry‐competition The group can be contacted at info@plasticfreechesterﬁeld.org.uk Drawing by Chris Livings Illustration. Article by Greg Hewitt Community Lead.
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What does ‘putting your affairs in order’ actually mean? Here we explain what may be involved in ‘putting your aﬀairs in order’ and we highlight some of the key things you will need to consider along the way. Wills A Will outlines what you would like to happen after your death and how you wish your estate to be divided. There are several types of Will and it is important that you choose the right one for your family circumstances. We will always advise on this and discuss the most tax eﬃcient Will so that your Inheritance Tax position is the best it can be. Without a Will, you die ‘Intestate’, which means that the complex Intestacy Rules determine how and to whom your estate is distributed. It is worth noting that stepchildren and cohabiting partners are not considered in the rules, so without a Will, they will not beneﬁt.
Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) An LPA, speciﬁes the person (or people) that you trust to make decisions on your behalf, in the event that you become incapable of doing so. These are only valid during your lifetime and your Will takes over upon death. There are two types of LPAs: A property and ﬁnances LPA allows your attorney to manage bank payments and to action the sale of any property, whereas the health and welfare LPA allows them to make decisions regarding your health, such as whether an operation should take place and what care you may require. An LPA cannot be written if capacity has already been lost and we would request a capacity assessment from a doctor if we were uncertain.
If capacity has been lost then the only option is to apply to the Court of Protection for a Deputyship Order, which can take several months.
Deputyship Order Being a Deputy can be a big responsibility, as you will need to prepare and submit annual accounts regarding the ﬁnances of the person subject to the order. The accounts maybe audited to check for abuse of power and for some, this is reason enough to appoint a Professional Deputy to help remove this burden. If you need help and guidance, then our team are only a phone call away. Appointments can now take place over the phone, face to face in our Covid secure Chesterﬁeld oﬃce, or in the comfort of your own home/garden if suitable distancing can be oﬀered.
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Walking in Lockdown by Jane Pemberton Local keen walker Jane kindly submitted this article describing her experiences of walking during lockdown. Thanks Jane! Like so many other people, we began Lockdown with the daily walk with only our own household. As our limit for a comfortable walk was only about 4 miles, we began to explore the woods at Spital, the Hady area, Tapton Golf Course and the paths leading to Brimington Common. It was quite exciting when we could walk with a person from another household. The trouble was that more walks per week were needed to accommodate the friends who wanted to come with me. The next breakthrough was being able to drive a few miles to meet another person. The Wingerworth walks started then, around Stubbing Court and Smithy Pond. It was so much quieter than usual and we noticed the wildlife just on our doorstep. We saw the swans and ducks skating on the ice. The Ashover walks came next, followed by the circular walks from both car parks at Ogston Reservoir. One leading to Ashover Hay with beautiful views over the reservoir and surrounding countryside and the other to Handley and back
through Woolley Moor. We are so lucky to have such wonderful countryside so close by. Trying to appeal to all tastes, we visited Lumsdale. The history of the mills is still very visible and the power of the waterfall is quite thrilling. When six people could walk together, we ventured a little farther aﬁeld to the Longshaw Estate. We walked to the viewpoint looking down over Padley and Grindleford from Tumbling Hill. One of our interesting ﬁnds was the 2,000 year old yew tree in St Helen’s church yard at Churchtown (the Darley Yew). We have walked and talked for about 15 miles per week, sharing our worries and hopes for the future. Our only problem has been the weather forecasts, which have not always been accurate, but on the whole we have walked on the best days of the week. The mud was the most treacherous. I don’t think we will be stopping the talking walks in our ‘home’ county any time soon!
Photos from top left: Stubbing Court. The skating swan at Wingerworth. Margaret and Jane at Smithy Pond. View from Handley over to Ogston. Friends at Hady (Angela Goggins, Magaret Link, Jane Pemberton and Barbara Tustain).
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A fantastic day out at Fantasy Island Skegness has been a favourite seaside destination for generations. It’s the perfect choice for a day trip or few days away. My family and I enjoyed a break during April in a caravan, as lockdown had eased on the 12th. We were super excited to spend the day at Fantasy Island Theme Park, just down the road in Ingoldmells. After a long period of closures and staying home we couldn’t wait to enjoy some outdoor fun. We collected our wristbands and set out to see how much of the park was able to open and operate. Surprisingly there was plenty of fun to be had! All of the outdoor areas of the park were open including all of the main coasters and white knuckle rides. My children are aged 17, 13 and 9 so it can be tricky to ﬁnd something to do that suits all of them. We also met up with a family friend and her two teenage girls. The older ones were itching to get on the amazing Odyssey Rollercoaster, a mammoth bright yellow beast of a coaster which weaves its way through the theme park. This ride reaches 167ft high at 62 miles per hour with numerous loops and drops. I left them to it and headed oﬀ for slightly smaller rides with my youngest. I did pop back later to experience it for myself though, there’s nothing like the adrenaline rush of a big coaster! Fantasy Island has a great mixture of rides for all ages in each area of the park. This means you can easily leave the older children on a thrill ride whilst keeping the younger ones happy on the Rhombus Rocket kids coaster, Dodgems, Elephant ﬂyer, Mantis jumping bug ride and many, many more. My youngest daughters favourite was the spinning Firebowl ride ‐ believe me, once is enough! Usually I try to avoid the stalls and pay as you go games but Rowen was desperate to try hook a duck. This cost £3 but there was a prize every time and she walked away ecstatic with a new (sigh) cuddly toy for her collection as many of the stalls oﬀer a prize every time. Next up for the older kids was the new Spinning Racer Coaster. Described as ‘accelerated spins, uncontrollable laughs, and EXTREME thrills!’ They were in their element by now and ran back on both coasters again. I wondered how the staﬀ were coping with ongoing social distancing and cleaning regimes but they were all doing an excellent job. Some rides had closed alternate seats if there was a risk involved. Staﬀ were also diligently wiping down handrails and restraint bars between every single rider, which was really reassuring. The staﬀ at Fantasy Island are extremely friendly. As we collected our wristbands we were given an intro to the park by a staﬀ member stood nearby. He quickly informed us of any closures and got the kids in the mood for fun asking them which ride they were heading to ﬁrst and which were their favourites. The Volcano was next on the white knuckle list. This ride towers above Fantasy Island at a massive 183ft. Once aboard you wait in suspense before being ﬁred up the tower at 50mph! After lunch the gang braved the Starﬂyer
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We had the perfect seaside day out. The kids were exhausted after our full day meaning they were happy to chill in the evening and I could relax with a glass of wine or two! You can book your wristbands in advance at www.fantasyisland.co.uk. If you don’t want to ride all day you can pay as you go using the parks iCard system. Entry to the park is free so those who don’t wish to ride can enjoy the market and atmosphere. Prices vary by season and wristbands are available to suit diﬀerent ages of children as height restrictions do apply. I’d deﬁnitely recommend a full day!
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Chesterﬁeld Royal Hospital. By the end of lockdown the team had sent over 3500 meals with the help of their suppliers at Country Fresh Foods, Highﬁeld House Farm and Delitalia. This isn’t the ﬁrst time the team have been active in the community. Chris has visited Outwood Academy Hasland Hall school to work with students in cookery workshops, career talks and Q&A sessions. He also works with Sheﬃeld College and Chesterﬁeld College to inspire upcoming chefs, as well as being part of the ‘Future Chef’ scheme and ‘Springboard’ charity group, supporting young people from all backgrounds into the food industry. Chris oﬀers apprenticeships at the Tickled Trout and is always on the lookout for local talent to join the team. He told me “I love my team, many of them have been with me for years. We are a real family here, all working towards the same goal” Through lockdown the Tickled Trout oﬀered food takeaway and click and collect services. They plan to continue to do so to serve their dedicated customers who have supported them through lockdown. They have also installed a beautiful marquee in the grounds so that customers can enjoy eating outdoors in all weathers. From our area the Tickled Trout is a perfect destination for a country walk and a meal out. The surrounding country side is spectacular and yet it is less than twenty minutes drive away. There are numerous attractions to visit nearby before calling in for a refreshing drink. The team simply can’t wait to return to full capacity and welcome back all of their customers, many of which have become friends. To book your table you can call 0114 289 1111 or visit www.thetickledtroutbarlow.com.
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With forced closures of non essential retail shops it's been a very turbulent time for retailers and brides alike. The brakes were ﬁrmly put on for any type of event, and unless you were prepared to have only 6 or later 15 people in total at your wedding, brides have been known to change the date of their wedding up to four times! At last, recent changes mean that up to 30 people are allowed at weddings and civil partnership ceremonies so we're delighted to say its full steam ahead at Blanc! Now in our tenth year of trading, we oﬀer an extensive range of Mother of the Bride or Groom outfits, from size 6 through to size 30 on selected style. We are Chesterﬁeld’s only authorised stockist of leading premier award winning brands including Veni Infantino for Ronald Joyce, John Charles, Lizabella, and Spanish favourite Carla Ruiz to name but a few! It's all about the hat! Did you know that we stock a stunning range of hats and fascinators by Snoxell Gwyther British Millinery and Hosti Hat to purchase or to hire from just £19! For a perfect ﬁt every time, we have an excellent in house seamstress. To complete your dream outfit we are Chesterﬁeld's only stockist of Rainbowclub shoes. A collection of fully dyeable shoes and handbags that can be dyed any colour of the Rainbow. Appointments are required for occasional wear including guest to a wedding and prom. We are open six days a week and out of hours appointments are available on request. Blanc ‐ your local independent Boutique, 177 Chatsworth Rd S40 2BA. Tel:01246 767220 www.blancouture.co.uk.
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Award winning photography by Scott Antcliffe Scott Antcliﬀe is a fantastic part of the Hasland Magazine team. He has been kindly submitting ﬁtness and nutrition articles since issue seven back in October 2019. He’s also the writer and photographer of our regular feature on places to walk and visit in our area. Scott’s stunning photography has accompanied these articles in every issue and is always popular. Since I met Scott in August 2019 his photography has gone from strength to strength. He’s been noticed by many publications, both locally and nationally, and rightly so. Scott has achieved all of this alongside his teaching career. I thought it was time to properly showcase his work in the magazine, so asked Scott to tell me a little more about his photography journey: “I’ve been interested in photography, from an early age. I remember reading National Geographic magazines at my grandparents house and being in awe of the photographs of various places all over the world. I never really travelled as a child and was 21 when I ﬁrst went abroad to Canada to see a best friend. He had emigrated over there when he was seven‐years‐old. “I remember being so snap‐happy taking photos of anything and everything with a Sony Cybershot digital camera that I had bought prior to going on the trip. It was a simple point and click thing that was easy to use. Going to Canada, I knew that I wanted to take some photos for keepsakes and memories to essentially document my ﬁrst trip abroad. “It wasn’t long after I returned that I started to work with the Sheﬃeld Steelers ice hockey team. I wrote articles in their matchnight programme and match reports for a website called ‘Pro Hockey News’. From there I started to work with the team photographers and took an interest in what they were doing and would use their photos to accompany my articles. “I pursued the writing side of things and wrote articles on the team for the best part of ten years. I even dabbled a little with TV and radio through the team too. The only area I didn’t really cover was photography. “My mum passed away in 2016 and I used some of the money that she had left me to buy a second hand Nikon D3200 which is essentially an entry‐level DSLR camera. I then bought a few new lenses to go along with it. I photographed the team when we would play away in Coventry and the Coventry organization would give me a media pass. The diﬀerence in quality between the point and click Sony and the Nikon D3200 was astounding. Taking photos soon became addictive and I was striving to take better photos each time I took my camera out. I began to take pictures of anything and everything. “I started to watch Youtube videos and learn about things like correctly exposing photos, shutter speed and aperture. Before I knew it, I was going from leaving the camera on auto to using it in manual mode, having full control over my settings and shots. “In 2018 I upgraded the body of my camera to a Nikon D750, going from a cropped sensor to a full‐frame sensor and a further increase in quality. I really started to see further improvement with the quality of my shots as well as an increase in my general awareness of photography and the importance of composing an image. In the Summer of 2019 I went to Sardinia and took my ﬁrst ever Milky Way photo, which was something I’d wanted to do for a number of years. I was
lucky enough to have the image printed in Amateur Photographer magazine (The UK’s number one photography magazine) as well as a writeup about how I captured the image. “Around the same time I started to contribute to Hasland Magazine. Trudy was kind enough to allow me to write a ﬁtness article each issue and an article on places to visit in Chesterﬁeld and Derbyshire, further showcasing my images. During lockdown I took advantage of the beauty on our doorsteps by taking more wildlife photos, particularly of birds that visited our garden. I really enjoyed photographing wildlife and I feel that along with landscape images, they are my preferred genres of photography. “I have since been lucky enough to have work featured in the Yorkshire Post, Huddersﬁeld Examiner and Derbyshire Life Magazine. I was shortlisted for Historic Photographer of the Year in 2020 for an image of Scarsdale Hall. This was a shock, but certainly a huge honour. I’ve also won the Sunday Times Big Shot competition with a shot of an Amur Tiger that I captured at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park. “I love to use my images to inspire my class, as I’m a primary school teacher here in Chesterﬁeld. The children especially like the wildlife images and I use these to help inspire them to get out and appreciate nature as opposed to spending excessive amounts of time on screens, which is increasingly the case in recent years. “In the future I would love to photograph the Aurora (Northern lights) which has been on my bucket list for many years. I’d also like to go on a Safari to Africa and photograph lions, tigers and elephants in the wild. If the National Geographic magazine came calling….that would be lovely too.... Thanks so much to Scott for sharing his photography with us every issue. I’m not surprised his work has been noticed and shared far and wide and I think we will see even more of it in the future. 29
Hasland Magazine Scott Antcliﬀe is a qualiﬁed personal trainer with a degree in Nutrition, Health and Lifestyles. He has swapped the NHS for a career in teaching, but is still passionate about nutrition and health and passing his knowledge onto others.
Making sense of the Mineral Mineﬁeld Minerals are often a misunderstood aspect of nutrition, but so essential in maintaining good health. Minerals are deﬁned as ‘inorganic substances needed by the body for a variety of diﬀerent functions’. There are around 3800 known minerals, with 21 of these being ‘essential’ and needed to promote good health. Minerals are involved in the formation of bones and teeth, body ﬂuids, tissues, enzyme systems and nerve functions. Our bodies require diﬀering amounts of each mineral based on; age, gender, physiological state (e.g. pregnancy) and the state of the person’s health. The Department of Health have produced Dietary Reference Values (DRV’s) for minerals based on diﬀerent groups of people within the population. I will outline some of the more essential minerals and their purpose below. Iron I’ll start with one of the most obvious, but also one of the most essential. Your body needs iron to carry oxygen throughout the body. Iron is found in a wide variety of foods such as; red meats, liver, shellﬁsh, kidney beans and several vegetables. People who follow a vegetarian diet can sometimes lack iron due to a lack of meat, so this is when an iron supplement can be advantageous, particularly for females who require higher amounts of iron when menstruating.
A lack of iron can make people feel tired, weak and light‐headed. Vitamin C can help with the absorption of iron, so eating foods which contain both vitamin C and iron, such as broccoli, will help to boost levels within the body. Calcium Calcium is widely known for being good for strong bones and important for children. Growing up we were told to ‘drink your milk, it’ll make you strong.’ Research shows that consuming calcium regularly helps to achieve peak bone mass before the age of 18 and it can also reduce the risk of Osteoporosis in later life. Dairy products are rich in calcium, but it is also found in lots of plant foods like spinach and beans. Magnesium Magnesium is crucial for improving energy levels and bone health. Not getting enough magnesium can leave us feeling fatigued. Magnesium can also aid muscle soreness, with many athletes using a cream after sporting events to aid recovery. Foods rich in magnesium include; avocado, pumpkin seeds, almonds, tofu, spinach, bananas and dark chocolate. Zinc Zinc is essential for many functions within our body. Our brain needs zinc as it is vital for cognition and memory. It helps with our immune health and for the healthy function of
skin, muscles and joints. Zinc also helps your body produce the important thyroid hormone T3, which is responsible for the control of your metabolism. Foods high in zinc include; red meats, oysters, sesames, pumpkin seeds, crab meat, wild rice and cocoa beans. Potassium Potassium helps to regulate blood pressure, so it is extremely important for heart health, and it also plays an important role in how our nervous system operates. Potassium also helps to regulate the ﬂuid and electrolyte system within our bodies which we can loose through sweating. Bananas are a great source of potassium, but it can also be found in salmon, avocado, potatoes, soybeans, mushrooms, coconut and chickpeas. In summary, if you eat lots of leafy green vegetables you can’t go wrong. If, for whatever reason, you are struggling to get minerals into your diet, it might be worth looking at supplementation. This should be a ﬁnal straw as most minerals can be consumed by eating a general healthy diet.
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LOCKDOWN MEMORIES IN AN EXHIBITION AND WALL HANGING We recently shared news from Chesterﬁeld Museum about their lockdown exhibition. Plans for this are ongoing and the team hope that local people and organisations will continue to contribute. They also have an exciting new project planned. The message from the Museum is ‘Local people are invited to contact the Museum with stories, memories, images, items or anything that you feel expresses your experiences during the Coronavirus pandemic. It is hoped that the exhibition will convey our diﬀerent experiences of ‘lockdown’. Chesterﬁeld Museum tells the story of Chesterﬁeld and what we are experiencing today is the history of our tomorrow. We really hope that by working with local people, groups and organisations we can come together to present an exhibition that will share our memories of lockdown and convey the stories and feelings experienced during this unprecedented crisis.’ As well as the planned exhibition Chesterﬁeld Museum is promoting a new project. They aim to create an amazing wall hanging made up of fabric squares, that will commemorate a shared narrative of Lockdown in our town. Local people, community groups and schools all over the Borough are invited to take part. Each square will be a personal creation; sewn, knitted, decorated, designed, painted, dyed or printed by individuals, families, friends and groups. These squares, once brought together, will convey a wide range of experiences, memories and stories, forming a stunning textile artwork and legacy for the future. The Museum will be posting plenty of images and videos on their website and social media to give you lots of ideas and inspiration for your own designs. Provisionally the deadline for submissions is the end of July 2021. Full instructions and a submission slip can be found on the website and the slip must be included with your square as Chesterﬁeld Museum will need your
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THE Green and Open Spaces WORKING Group The Grassland Hasmoor Green and Open Spaces Group are continuing their amazing work to improve the Public Rights of Way and green spaces in and around Hasland and Grassmoor. The volunteers have worked tirelessly to enable our communities to access and discover our wonderful countryside and green spaces. Work has included the removal of stiles, surface improvements and additional signage as well as working with landowners and local authorities. Their latest project is the widening and resurfacing of the new path from The Green in Hasland towards the increasingly popular Avenue Country Park, alongside Hasland Hall School ﬁeld. This was initiated and promoted by the group who have contributed a massive 50% towards the cost. The path is already proving a very popular access route, forming part of a network of round walking routes from Hasland and Grassmoor through the Avenue Country Park as shown on the fantastic ‘tube’ map, created by the group. The group express their thanks to land owners Dave Clayton and Liz Claridge who have carried out substantial work on their property alongside the Public Rights of Ways (PROW), the route from Furnace Hillock Way to the Avenue Country Park (ACP) and from that route north towards Hasland. They have installed new fences allowing generous width for the increased footfall and any future upgrades. They also thank Don Catchment River Trust for the work they have done in hedgerow maintenance and planting the new hedgerow. We are extremely lucky to have the group in our community. As well as working hard on our public spaces they were responsible for the formation of the Friends of Grassmoor Country Park Group, the popular Eastwood Park Petanque Club and much more. If you would like more information please contact Peter Myers by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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FOUR DECADES OF BEETON’S NEWSAGENTS Beeton’s Newsagents on Mansﬁeld Road was a popular ﬁxture in Hasland for almost 40 years. Brian and his wife Anne were extremely popular in the village for their shop and their involvement in community life. I caught up with Brian in his retirement apartment in Whittington to chat about Beeton’s and their life in Hasland. Brian started his working life at Woolworths in Sutton in Ashﬁeld, where his family lived. His father had an interest in newsagency and hoped to have a shop of his own one day. Aged eighteen Brian began his National Service in Felixstowe with the Royal air Force Radar Section. After he returned home his father asked if Brian would partner him in their own newsagency. Brian agreed and the search for the perfect shop began. The duo searched through Nottingham, Derby and surrounding areas before eventually ﬁnding the shop in Hasland in 1957. Brian, along with his father and step mother bought the business from Mr & Mrs Barker for the princely sum of £1593‐6‐7 with a follow up payment of £356‐13‐5. Brian settled into his new home above the shop. Brian was engaged to Anne by this point. Anne was a nurse, a profession she loved and was working in Sutton in Ashﬁeld. The couple arranged to marry on a Wednesday afternoon to coincide with the newsagency half day closing! Luckily Brian’s parents took care of the shop so that the couple could enjoy a brief honeymoon. By this time Brian’s father and step mother were getting older and ﬁnding the shop a little too much for them. His father helped with the takings and deliveries but wasn’t often in the shop. Once they were married Anne gave up nursing to concentrate on their family and they adopted their two children, Tim and Kathryn. The couple worked together to build up the business. When the family ﬁrst took on the shop they sold the standard range of newspapers including the Daily Herald, Daily Mirror, The Express, The Times, The Telegraph and the Derbyshire Times. They sold sweets from ﬁve diﬀerent jars, half a dozen varieties of chocolate bars and a small range of cigarettes. Over the years they reﬁtted the shop three times including extending the space. The stock range increased dramatically to include many more newspapers, a wide variety of magazines, vast amounts of sweeties in jars and other confectionary. They also stocked all types of stationery. Eventually they introduced a small cabinet of greetings cards which grew over the years to a large range. In later years Brian was presented with a pendant keepsake by the Derbyshire Times for selling over one million copies. Brian remembers wondering how they ﬁtted all the stock into the shop! The shop hours very demanding on the family. Brian would be up at 4.30am every morning ready to open the shop at 5am. The would remain open until 6pm except on Wednesdays and would close at 1pm on Sundays. Anne once oﬀered to take over the early start on a Monday morning to allow Brian a lay in. He would still ﬁnd himself coming downstairs unable to sleep so Anne gave up and told him he may as well do it himself! 34
Each year Beeton’s would host a Christmas event in the function room at the Devonshire Arms. They would have a sale in the room and many locals would come along and do their Christmas shopping. The family lived in the ﬂat above the shop until the children were eight and ﬁve when they moved to Alexandra Road West in Chesterﬁeld. As the children grew up Anne missed her nursing role but returning to nursing would mean an additional two years of training to catch up. She had made so many friends through the shop that she decided to stay. Anne built a wide social circle and fulﬁlled many useful roles in the community. She worked for Chesterﬁeld Samaritans for a number of years and became the chair of the branch, based just along from the Town Hall. As time went by Anne became unwell with rheumatoid arthritis and had to use a wheelchair. The steps to the Samaritans oﬃce put an end to her work at the branch but she remained involved with them for some years. Brian and Anne were close friends with Pat Littlewood and her husband Malcolm. Pat had started the playgroup at the village hall and Anne took over for a while when Pat had her ﬁrst daughter. Tim and Katharine also attended the playgroup during their childhood. Many of the shop staﬀ became ﬁrm friends with the couple. Margaret Carline worked in the shop for many years and even continued when the shop was taken over by Coppings when Brian retired. Brian, Anne and their family loved the yearly Hasland Carnival and were always involved in some way. Brian remembers a particular year when each shop had a mistake in their shop window and local children were invited to come along to spot the mistakes. It would keep them busy all day! Brian was part of Eastwood Park Bowling Club for many years and a member of the committee. Each year a dinner was held at the New Inn which the couple enjoyed very much. Brian told me “I liked bowling but I don’t think I was very good at it. We started oﬀ playing as shopkeepers. Ralph Chambers and four or ﬁve more of us would go and play on a Wednesday afternoon.” Brian was also a member of the Chesterﬁeld Wine Circle, eventually becoming the Chairperson. Tim told me “Dad converted the cellar of our house into a mini wine factory. I would be intrigued by the bubbling noises coming from down there. Dad made a great wine. We’d go to carnivals such as Buxton and Baslow and Dad would judge competitions for local wine producers. He’d smell and taste the wine. If it was nice he’d take a swallow and if not he’d spit it into the bucket. I remember one particular local carnival many diﬀerent wine entries. Dad tasted them all and there wasn’t a bad one amongst them! I remember him wobbling oﬀ to the phone box to call Mum to ask for a lift home as we had to leave the car where it was!”. The Beeton’s involvement in the local community didn’t stop there as Anne was a governor for Hasland Junior School and Brian was a governor for Hasland Infant School. I asked Brian if he had any favourite memories of his time in Hasland. He told me: “I ran a ﬁve a side football league for the newsboys from all the newsagents in Chesterﬁeld for a number of years. Practices were held at
Opposite page: Top left ‐ Beetons Newsagents. Top right ‐ Outside the Town Hall for the New Inn Bed Push. 2nd row left & right ‐ Michelle and Margaret behind the counter. Centre ‐ Anne with Pam Witham. This page from top left: Queens Jubilee Celebrations outside the Littlewood home/ Anne at Eastwood Park Bowls Dinner 2002. Anne in the shop. Brian at a Federation Dinner. A recent photo of Brian.
the indoor pitches in Inkersall and we would get help to run it from Chesterﬁeld Football Club. They sent a coach along to the sessions for us who would give us advice and tips. I was a season ticket holder and fan of Chesterﬁeld FC and I sold tickets for their lottery in the newsagents. “We took news boys from Hasland on a trip to Liverpool when Chesterﬁeld played Liverpool in a cup match. We took a coach from Chesterﬁeld. Some of the boys took their girlfriends. As we left the ground I was worried as I’d told the girls supporters that they had to stay together in one place so I could keep them safe. Of course they all went oﬀ their own way. As we tried to leave we couldn’t ﬁnd the girls and we were worried sick. It turned out that a group of Liverpool supporters had escorted them safely back to the coach for us! On the way home we had to call at Chesterﬁeld Hospital because we had a brick thrown through the coach window on the East Lancs Road on the way out of Liverpool. “One year we sent ﬁve coaches of news boys from the whole of Chesterﬁeld to London to watch the national tournament of ﬁve a side news boy football. We hadn’t got players in the tournament but we treated the boys to go and watch. We used Chesterﬁeld Corporation Coaches. One of the buses broke down so far down at the services and they had to send another bus down. In the meantime the lads all piled onto another coach. The new coach arrived whilst we were watching the football in London. The engine burned out on another coach so we had to send two coach loads home on one bus. Imagine that these days! They sent a pleading letter to me afterwards saying ‘please don’t book us again’. “Malcolm Littlewood often organised sports evenings for Hasland children of diﬀerent ages. There was also an adult tug of war team. who played against the Ashover team who were competing nationally at that point. “We would have a stall each year at Hasland Carnival. One of my favourite games that we ran was called Housey Mousey. We would borrow a couple of mice from the pet shop and arrange so many boxes on a table. My two nieces ran the stall and would put a bit of cheese into one of the boxes. People had to bet on which box the mice would go into. They’d get their money back if they were right. My family would always come over from Sutton in Ashﬁeld to help us on those days. There would be huge amounts of stalls each year. People even brought lions and tigers and put them on show. I also remember parachutes coming in. It was quite an occasion and people would come from all over Chesterﬁeld. “We were in the newsagents for thirty nine and a half years. During that time there were only three days that we didn’t deliver the newspapers. It was sometimes gone teatime by the time we got there during times of bad weather but we got them there in the end! “We had 16 regular news boys at our busiest time and delivered newspapers over a huge area: From Calow Hospital, down Hady Crescent and Hady Brambling School; all of Spital and Calow Lane as far as what used to be the pit gates at Winsick; all of Hasland as far as Hasland Church up The Green; down as far as Derby Road along Storforth Lane and to the train sheds and the railway sidings. We even went as far as Calow Green ‐ that took some doing, especially on a bike! “During the coal miners strike somebody pinched a whole bunch of newspapers. It turned out that they had taken a full bundle of identical Radio Times. I can’t imagine what good it was to them to make it worth taking. I was fully recompensed anyway! “We were once burgled and the burglar was soon caught. He told the police that his son used to take papers out for me and he told him how easy it was to break in. We increased our security a bit after that. “Children used to come to the shop after school for sweets. I have carers come in to help me these days and some of them remember coming into the shop as youngsters when their mothers or grandmothers brought them. “Tim and Kathrin both worked in the shop with us from time to time, although this was under duress. When they were teenagers and the shop
was busy we would say ‘nip in and serve’. Tim would always be shouting to me ‘how much is this, how much is that’. “I can remember when cricket clubs would play regularly at Eastwood park. I used to go every Saturday afternoon to watch and I was involved with the club for a while. One season the Derbyshire team played there. I remember sitting on a bench close to the boundary of the ﬁeld when a professional player shouted over to me “I can imagine there have been a lot of runs played on this pitch”. I said “yes but usually by the opposition”. Anne sadly died in January 2008. Brian has many fond memories of their life together. He told me “When the M1 motorway ﬁrst opened we would drive to London for a treat. We’d park near the start of the underground and get the underground train into the City. We’d eat at Chez Solange for a treat. We’d get back in the early hours and Anne would go to bed but I’d get straight on with work. “In more recent years I was waiting near Hasland Infant School for Tim to come and pick me up. I will always remember that a man walked past me on Eyre Street. He came back towards me and said “You’re Mr Beeton ‐ you did the best thing for me that anyone has ever done.” I didn’t remember him immediately but he told me that when he was thirteen he got into bad company and got into trouble with the police. He said he couldn’t sit down when his father had done with him and his father said he would never give him pocket money again. He told me that he came to me to ask if I had a job for him and although I knew his reputation I gave him a chance on the paper rounds. He told me “I was still taking your papers when I was eighteen years old even though I’d been working a couple of years.” He’d gone on to get married and have two sons of his old and brought them up to believe they had to work for a living and got them part time jobs as soon as they could. He said “They went on to have lovely lives and I always think of you because of this.” It meant the world to me to hear that.” During his career Brian was a member of the National Federation of Retail Newsagents. He was also branch secretary. The federation held a Dinner & Dance in July 1992 in Brian’s honour to celebrate 25 years of service. There will be a long list of people in Hasland who remember working for Beeton’s. Josie Allen, Shelley Allen and Maxime Allen all remember it well, as does their friend Cheryl. Everyone remembers Brian and Anne’s kindness. They had many friends in Hasland. Tim still lives locally and Kathryn lives in Sutton in Ashﬁeld with her husband and three children. Tim takes Brian out for a Sunday lunch from time to time and sometimes posts a photograph of their trip on Facebook. There are always so many kind comments about Brian and people asking after him. They say he still looks the same as they remember too. I certainly enjoyed catching up with him and hearing his stories. Thanks Brian! 35
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It’s a busy time in the garden Prune early ﬂowering shrubs as the blooms fade, remove any growth that has been damaged by frost on evergreens and check variegated shrubs for stems of plain colour and remove the whole stem. As soon as danger of frost is passed it is safe to plant out tender bedding plants. Plant out Dahlias raised earlier from seed or cuttings, apply bone meal and plant 2.5‐3 feet apart. Care for Dahlias by weeding and applying a liquid feed and make sure they are not eaten by slugs.Container grown plants from garden centres can be planted out this month, if the soil is dry you will need to water the hole and all around when planted. Roses need regular feeding to get a good display, select a terminal bud and nip out any others growing too closely. Watch for suckers growing from the rootstock, their vigorous shoots are usually very thorny with pale green non‐glossy leaves, scrape the soil away to the point where the sucker rises from the root and pull away or cut with secateurs so no snag is left where another sucker may grow. Watch for black spot or mildew on Roses and if you plant Salvias under the Roses this may help to stop the mildew. Sow perennials, biennials and herbaceous plants like Wallﬂowers in an outdoor seed bed, by autumn they will be ready to be planted in there correct position. After treading, water the seed bed thoroughly before raking level, sow thinly in drills. Most like a sunny site, buy a few, like Polyanthus and Primroses prefer a slightly shadier spot. Continue to layer shrubs and now is the best time to produce Clematis and Quince. Pinch out the tips of Chrysanthemums, this will encourage the plant to produce 4 or 5 ﬂowering stems. Continue to feed and weed lawns and mow regularly. Cut straggly rock plants like Aubretia hard back after ﬂowering, a 'short back and sides' with shears will keep plants tidy and ﬂowering well. Tidy up Oriental Poppies after ﬂowering and seed heads can be saved. Take pipings of Pinks by pulling young non‐ﬂowering shoots out at a joint about 4‐5 inches long. Insert them to half their depth in soil enriched by peat and sharp sand in a cold frame or shady place outdoors. Keep soil moist and they will be ready to plant out in September. Increase Violas and Pansies by mounding them. This is done by taking 'Irishman's cuttings,' which is covering with a compost mix of soil, well rotted garden compost and sharp sand. Water occasionally and in a few weeks some of the long stems will have rooted and given
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Hasland Magazine Has your child missed play days and the chance for socialising and fun experiences? Would you like your child to beneﬁt from a high‐quality nursery experience?
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Phoenix Concert Band to restart rehearsals soon together to a recording but also band quizzes, taskmaster style challenges and Christmas parties. I can't wait to see everyone again and be able to hear their beautiful playing.” For amateur musicians all over the country the We hope to restart rehearsals in inability to play together has been diﬃcult but, Hasland Methodist Church shortly. We at last, things are beginning to look hopeful. are a community Wind With the help of the Friends of Eastwood Park Band and are pleased to we are planning a concert on Sunday 22 August in Hasland Village Hall (or outside if the weather welcome new players. If is kind) to celebrate the end of lockdown. We will you are an adult playing let people know about ticketing nearer the time. at grade 5 level or above and are willing to We’ve worked hard to maintain contact with our commit to weekly members and keep practising over Zoom on a rehearsals and to weekly basis and have produced a lockdown playing in local concerts video of Earth Wind and Fire’s “In the Stone” please let us know. We have vacancies for a arranged by our Musical Director, Matt range of instruments ‐ particularly Euphonium, Appleyard. Matt said "With the instability of Trombone, Trumpet, Bassoon, and Tenor and lockdown and the stress of the pandemic, the Baritone Saxophone. And an extra percussion weekly rehearsals with Phoenix have been a player would not come amiss! saving grace. Though the pandemic provided You can contact us by email ‐ firstname.lastname@example.org, many problems, it also gave us the opportunity through our website ‐ www.phoenixband.net or to think outside the box. We have learned to via our Facebook page. record ourselves at home and we have fully Update by Mike Allen, photos by John‐Charles Tanner embraced virtual rehearsals. Not only practising
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News from Spital Cemetery Reﬂecting on the dedication of nurses Spital cemetery lies in the shadow of Chesterﬁeld's Royal Hospital. Over the last 15 months nurses there have battled with a virus that has taken their dedication to its limit. Some lost their lives. We clapped. Last year it should have been the year when we celebrated the Year of the Nurse, in recognition of Florence Nightingale’s bicentenary and to reﬂect on the skills, commitment and expert clinical care nurses bring, and the impact they make on the lives of so many. There was little time to reﬂect. Here in the cemetery we have close connections with Florence and nursing. John and Martha Robinson who founded Robinsons of Chesterﬁeld pioneered lint dressings which were used in the Crimean War. They are among our permanent residents, so also, Nurse Anne Fletcher, who lost her life as a direct result of working with sick and injured service personnel in WW1. In July 2021 the Friends of Spital Cemetery will have much pleasure in welcoming friends, family and locals to the unveiling of a Blue Plaque which will be installed on the house where she lived in Spital. We are preparing for this wonderful celebration with huge pleasure. We took possession of the plaque from the manufacturers the day lockdown was announced in March 2020! But we are still cautious and will need to know contacts and be able to restrict numbers if necessary. If you would like to know more details, and to be put on the guest list, please email email@example.com. Find us on Facebook FriendsofSpitalCemetery By Liz Cook ‐ Friends of Spital Cemetery 38
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Baking and Skydiving in support of SANDS Lewis and Luke Walters baked their way through April, taking part in the ‘Bake for Sands’ event. The boys baked over 300 Easter cupcakes and shortbread biscuits for the people of Hasland and beyond in memory of their baby sister Lily. They have managed to raise over £500 to put towards their Mum Nicky Whelan’s fundraising total. Brave Nicky is taking part in a huge challenge of her own in July ‐ The Leap of Love Skydive for Sands! She’s braving the jump along with four friends, including Katya Zaﬁris, to mark her 50th birthday and as part of her ongoing fundraising for SANDS. Nicky told me she has a phobia of ﬂying so this will be a massive challenge for her. Nicky has fundraised for SANDS for many years since the sad loss of her daughter Lily eleven years ago. She told me “I now work for the charity on the national helpline supporting families after the loss of a baby. I’m also a founder and chair of the local Chesterﬁeld Sands group. Bereaved families have felt so much more isolated through the pandemic and have struggled to gain the support they need. Working on the helpline has been so hard, listening to the devastating stories of losing a baby in covid times. “Chesterﬁeld Sands is 10 years old this year and I'm so proud that I can support so many families. Helping others has helped me with my own grief. It’s hard but so rewarding. I've done so much fundraising in Lily's memory but this will be the ultimate challenge as I'm so absolutely petriﬁed. I might take up knitting after! The fundraising is keeping the support going and I thank everyone who has supported our eﬀorts. “We are going to keep baking until June, which is SANDS awareness month, to keep our total growing. Find me on Facebook to place your order for tasty cakes and treats!”
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As we have not been able to hold any Messy Church sessions during 2020 and to the present time we still want to interact with the children and families who regularly attended and to let them know they are still in our thoughts. After the positive responses we received from parents following children receiving Messy Church goody bags before Christmas, it was decided to pass on the message of Eastertime through an Easter bag of activities and treats. In each of the bags the activities covered the Easter Story from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday, including a Palm Cross, Easter Egg and Easter Chick. This was organised by the members of the Methodist Church and St Paul’s Churches in Hasland, who together organise the Messy Church Sessions. It was giving the Message of Easter to the Children through the craft activities and stories inside he bags. Parents and children were invited to come along and collect a Messy Church Easter bag after school on Wednesday 24th March from Hasland Methodist Church. The bags had been prepared by the members of the Messy Church Team and thirty ﬁve bags were given out. These were well received and bags were delivered to the families who were unable to collect from church. We look forward to the time we can all meet together again at a future Messy Church session. It was good to meet with parents and children. Stephen Wright came along giving support and was delighted to receive his own treat of a Chocolate Easter Egg!!
Delighted Stephen receiving his Easter Egg Isla Cooke receiving her Messy Church Easter Bag Pam and Alan Cooke arriving with their Granddaughter
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Christian Aid Cake Sale Firstly I’d like to oﬀer a vote of thanks to everyone who generously baked and helped on the day of our cake sale. Our thanks also go to Elly and the Danceworks girls and everyone else who supported our Fundraising on Saturday 15th May. It was great to see so many happy faces at our stall and there was a lovely friendly atmosphere.
All donations from the sale of cakes will be going towards Christian Aid week in the Hasland Community. The total raised will be printed in the next edition of the Hasland Magazine. We all felt the day was a great success and it was lovely to come outside the church and into the community. We may hold a further sale in the future if we are unable to hold our Saturday morning Coﬀee Shop for a while.
Hasland leaving lockdown in unity It has been quite a challenge this last 15 months since we closed our church doors for worship or any other activities. No one envisaged it would be for this long. Thankfully, with the roll out of the successful vaccination program the end is nearly in sight. During the months of lockdown we experienced diﬀerent trials; the pain of losing loved one, not being together as a family for over a year; disruptions in various ways and being unable to do many things! We had to learn a new kind of life, making sure we wore our masks, using sanitizers and remembering not to shake hands or hugs! Despite all this, we learnt various lessons as individuals, as families and as a community. Most of us learnt to use Zoom video conferencing with colleagues at work and for teaching and as a church we met for church service via zoom! Something else very important became very evident during lockdown as one research conducted in Bristol found that ‘Lockdown prompted greater community spirit and involvement in neighbourhood life’. The ‘community awareness’ during the lockdown period reminded me of the words of the founder of the Methodist church, John Wesley, who said:
“Do all the good you can, By all the means you can, In all the ways you can, In all the places you can, At all the times you can.” The above quotation was very true as we witnessed how neighbours were able to do shopping for their neighbours and people were concerned about the well‐being of each other ‐ bringing a spirit of caring and service. As people applauded the work of the NHS, the angels in heaven joined them too and also applauded the care and support you showed during lockdown. Thank you for keeping the Hasland Community united during Lockdown. Thanks also for supporting the work of Christian Aid over the weekend of the 9th May and throughout Christian Aid week. We were so pleased to see so many and look forward to seeing you in near future. We are pleased to inform all our readers that we opened our doors for worship on 23rd May at 11 am. Please contact the Minister for any enquiries for Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals. Revd Margaret Mwailu, Hasland Methodist Church 41
The Chairman’s thoughts by Mike Goodwin At the time of writing we are coming towards the business end of the season and I am feeling a little deﬂated. We have just drawn at home to Wealdstone, a game I thought we should have won and given us a great platform to ﬁnish in the play‐oﬀs. However I have to be realistic and put things into context. We have raised our own expectations over the last few months since the arrival of James Rowe. Our performances and league position have improved beyond our wildest dreams. We have also been very unfortunate with three covid lockdowns which have created a ﬁxture backlog only resolved by playing twice a week. That in itself has put pressure on the players and we have suﬀered too many injuries which has made it diﬃcult to sustain our push for the top seven. Having said that we are still in the mix and I hope when you are reading this we are in the play‐oﬀs. Oﬀ the ﬁeld there are some exciting developments in the pipeline. We are altering the oﬃce space in the hub to give us more classrooms and meeting space. This is a direct result of the success of the Trust working in the community. We have a 3G Pitch that will be constructed early next year which will be available to the football club, the Trust and the community. Plans are also being drawn up and considered for a Supporters Bar which will be a separate building in the car park. This is an exciting project that will enhance supporters match day experience but will also open as a Sports Bar in the week. We hope to have that open by the end of next season. We are also looking at a brand new state of the art training complex that will have full sized pitches, a 3G pitch and a goalkeeper training area. It will also have classrooms and a cafe / canteen plus possible accommodation for players etc. This facility will also be used by the Trust in delivering its various educational programmes but also the community as well.
The clubs key asset is the stadium and much work has been done by our volunteer group in preparing for the return of supporters for the game against Dagenham and Redbridge on the 22nd May. They have done a tremendous job and the board is very greatful for their eﬀorts. It is important that we maintain the quality of that asset and we have committed funds for next season to not only have Photograph by Tina Jenner planned maintenance schemes but also ﬁnances to update areas like the lounges which are in need of a makeover. They are now over ten years old. One of our major objectives when we took over was to bring some ﬁnancial stability to the club and I think we have achieved that for the forseeable future. We are putting plans in place longer term through our commercial activities to maximise income which is non football related, to secure income stream for the coming campaigns. Just a ﬁnal note to say good luck to James and the boys who I hope will have secured our place in the play‐oﬀs and more by the time you read this.
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Samuel’s fundraising litter pick
Club opens up the door for new coaches
Local superhero Samuel Morris, aged seven, has been busy achieving some amazing fundraising. Samuel’s Mum Sarah ﬁlled me in on the details: “Samuel was inspired by Sir Captain Tom Moore and decided to participate in Sir Tom’s 100 challenge. Samuel’s chosen charity is the RNLI, because in his words ‘lifeboats and lifeboat people are awesome as they go out and save lives’. To raise money Samuel decided to collect 200 pieces of litter from in and around Eastwood Park. It’s very sad that Samuel felt the need to do this but he loves our beautiful park and gets really mad when he sees litter thrown around. In the past he has even made posters asking people not to litter and has picked litter on numerous occasions before. “Samuel set out hoping to raise £100 for the RNLI but his current total is £550! He completed his challenge on Sunday 2nd May after a gruelling seven hour litter pick. He was even interviewed by Chesterﬁeld Borough Council as part of their Chesterﬁeld in Bloom Project. To say me and his Dad are proud of him would be an understatement. We are so lucky to have such a kind, caring and considerate boy. “Each time we receive a positive comment about Samuel’s eﬀorts I pass on the kind words to him. He tells me ‘wow, I’m doing good aren’t I mummy’? To which I reply (with a lump in my throat) ‘yes Samuel, yes you are’.” Well done Samuel, what an inspiration! If you’d like to add a donation visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/samuel‐morris3
After a huge amount of growth and development in recent years, Hasland Community FC is on the lookout for new volunteer coaches who can help inspire and develop the next generation of footballers. The club has just welcomed a new group of young players into it's family, with two new Under 7 teams set to start their footballing journey in September. They are also making huge strides in delivering girls‐only training, with a view to developing a number of new girls teams in the near future. This great progress is all in spite of the huge challenges the club has faced over the last year, due to the COVID‐19 pandemic, and is testament to the hard work, vision and ambition of those involved in both the committee and management team. However, in order to realise these ambitions, develop the club further and continue to deliver football for as many children across Hasland as possible, the club is in need of new team managers, coaches and assistants. Anyone interested in joining the team can ﬁnd out more at www.haslandcfc.co.uk, message the club on Facebook or email firstname.lastname@example.org. In exchange for the commitment from new coaches and volunteers, the club will arrange full DBS checks for safeguarding purposes, before supporting each individual through a management training programme ‐ which will include FA coaching, ﬁrst aid and safeguarding qualiﬁcations, support from an in‐house coach mentor and shadowing other experienced managers from across the club. With lots of exciting things on the horizon ‐ including more new lines in the hugely successful club web shop (store.haslandcfc.co.uk) ‐ there has never been a better time to be part of the Hasland CFC family! 42
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