Hasland Magazine issue 17 - August / September 2021

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August / Sept 2021

Summertime issue

5200 copies delivered to Hasland, Winsick, Corbriggs, Spital, Hady and Herriott Drive Estate.


Plan the perfect party at

The Riverside

The Riverside on Hollis Lane is the ideal location for a celebration. The town centre is right on the doorstep for transport links and there is ample parking for guests. There are two spacious function rooms available to hire, the Clayton Suite and the Markham Suite. Both are perfect for wedding and engagement parties, birthday parties or any other celebration. They can also be used for conferencing and business events and already have projector screens in place. The Markham Suite has facilities to seat and cater for up to 130 guests with a total capacity of 250 guests. The Clayton Suite can also seat and cater for up to 120 guests with a total capacity of 150. Both can be arranged with a dance floor if required and the team at the Riverside can also offer a disco if needed. Prices for both suites start at just £95 although many packages including catering are available. There are a range of catering options available from The Riverside although you can arrange to provide your own buffet if you prefer. The Riverside carries a 5* food hygiene rating and offers hot and cold buffets, carvery menu and a Christmas menu. The rooms can be decorated to suit your occasion as long as basic rules are followed. For evening bookings the rooms are usually available from 2pm, giving you plenty of time to prepare. The staff at The Riverside have a wealth of experience when it comes to parties. They will always be on hand to help with your planning and to advise on how the rooms can be used to best suit your needs. For a price estimate or to discuss your options just give them a call on 01246 550398 or pop in for a chat.

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What makes us stand out from others?

• A huge selection of beers, wines and spirits available with

daily and weekly specials. • An unrivaled selection of live sporting events all week. • Quality pub grub served from 12pm till late. Carvery 12pm‐3pm.

The perfect party or wedding venue The Riverside is the perfect venue for weddings and special occasions. We are an independent venue with a relaxed atmosphere and can tailor make the perfect function package for you. We offer superb food and wine plus a friendly, personal service. Our choice of function rooms means you can choose the perfect size for your party. The room can be decorated to perfectly match your wedding theme or celebration. Suites available to hire from £95.

Amazing choices of food Check out our delicious menu on our website. There is a dish for everyone including vegetarian options. We offer a fabulous Carvery including Sunday Carvery.

The Riverside, Hollis Lane, Chesterfield S41 7RE Tel: 01246 550398 www.riversidechesterfield.co.uk

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Welcome to Hasland Magazine

This is a very full summer edition of the magazine. It seems everyone has a lot of news to share and businesses are happy to let us know that they are fully open again. I hope everyone is able to manage a summer break, whether you’ve been lucky enough to score a staycation or are even venturing abroad despite the ever changing green list situation. Our What’s On Guide is certainly looking fuller again, there are plenty of activities to check out from fun for kids in Eastwood Park to Dino Kingdom in Manchester. Chesterfield Bowl have finally been able to fully open again and have shared the great reader offer you can see here. You could pop along to the rescheduled Plastic Free Festival, Spadgerfest or join the fun at Chesterfield Pride. Check out Scott’s beautiful photography of Monsal Dale for walking inspiration. Don’t forget to enter our great theatre competition too! It would be great if you could support our recovering local businesses, they certainly need it after so many months of uncertainty.

If you’re still keeping safe I hope you enjoy the sunshine and whatever you do ‐ have a great summer.


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What’s On

What’s Going On?

If you’d like your community event adding to our Free What’s On Guide for the October / November issue please get in touch ‐  trudyfordesign@gmail.com 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 Sun 1st Aug Spadgerfest ‐ 2pm‐7pm The Peacock Inn, Brampton ‐ see ad on P8. Sat 7th Aug Dakota ‐ Live Music at Hasland Club 9pm Sun 8th Aug Plastic Free Festival ‐ 10am‐5pm, New Square ‐ see ad on P8. Sun 8th Aug Charity Dog Show Old Barn, Church Lane, Temple Normanton ‐ see ad on P10. Fri 13th Aug Northern Soul ‐ Hasland Club 8pm Sat 14th Aug Flowers in the Rain ‐ Live Music at Hasland Club 9pm Sat 21st Aug Pete Macrea ‐ Live Music at Hasland Club 9pm Sun 22nd Aug Chesterfield Pride ‐ Stand Road Park ‐ see ad on page 10. Sat 28th Aug The Super:Kings ‐ Live Music at Hasland Club 9pm Sat 4th Sept The Genie Lamps ‐ Live Music at Hasland Club 9pm Fri 10th Sept Northern Soul ‐ Hasland Club 8pm Sat 11th Sept Devante ‐ Live Music at Hasland Club 9pm Sat 18th Sept Abba Revival ‐ Live Music at Hasland Club 9pm ‐ Ticket only Sat 25th Sept Rouge ‐ Live Music at Hasland 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 1‐4pm at Hasland Working Mens Club Community Hub. Contact Gloria Harrison on 01246 231381. Young at Heart Group Loundsley Green Community Centre, Cuttholme Road S40 4QU 1.30‐3.30pm. Cards bingo and games. Find us on Facebook. Adult Running Club Chesterfield FC Hub 6.30pm with Cannon Events. Email: john@cannonevents.co.uk. EVERY TUESDAY 1st Hasland Brownies Hasland Methodist Church 6‐7.15pm ‐ www.girlguiding.org 4

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 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. Slimming World with Rachel. 5.30pm & 7.30pm. Birdholme WMC, Rothervale Road ‐ Tel 0772 900 2264. Groovie Movers Adult ladies fun movement group. St Barnabus Centre, Danesmoor Tuesdays 11.30am‐12.30pm. Find us on Facebook. Local Vocals Ladies Choir Adult ladies singing group. St Barnabus Centre, Danesmoor Tuesdays 7.30‐9pm. Find us on Facebook. Adult Running Club Avenue Car Park 6.30pm with Cannon Events. Email: john@cannonevents.co.uk. Set Tuesdays: Mobile Library Eastwood Park Drive 10:55am‐1pm on 8th June & 6th July Every Third Tuesday of each month from 20th July: 7.30pm Peak Railway Association Hasland Working Mens Club. Email: gravedanger@care4free.net or phone: 01246 236749. EVERY WEDNESDAY Rainbows Hasland Methodist Church ‐ 5.15‐6.30pm ‐ 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. Junior Groovie Movers a ‘teens’ dancing, singing and performance group. Wingerworth Parish Hall. Age 12‐18. 4.30‐5.30pm.. Find us on Facebook. Senior Groovie Movers ‐ Starts 8th September ‐ a fun drama/dance/acting group for children aged 4‐11. Parish Rooms, Wingerworth 3.45‐4.45pm. Find us on Facebook. Zumba with Lisa The Badger, Brockwell Lane 6.15‐7pm. Tel 07843 080858. Adult Running Club Chesterfield FC Hub 6.30pm with Cannon Events. Email: john@cannonevents.co.uk. 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 Yoga Hasland Methodist Church ‐ 7pm‐8.15pm. Contact Rachel Longmate 07850 055803 or email longmater@yahoo.com. 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. Slimming World with Rachel. 6.30pm. Grassmoor Community Centre, New Street ‐ Tel 0772 900 2264.

Asian Association of Chesterfield Lunch Club 11am‐4pm. Book online. Unit 3 Penmore Business Centre. asianassociation@OBTmail.com Groovie Movers Adult ladies fun movement group. The Church Centre, Wingerworth Thursdays 7.15‐8.15pm. Find us on Facebook. 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. Zumba with Lisa The Badger, Brockwell Lane 10am‐10.45am. Tel 07843 080858. Kids running Club Avenue Car Park 9.30‐10.30am with Cannon Events. Email: john@cannonevents.co.uk. 1st Saturday each month (March ‐ Oct) Dr Bike ‐ Queens Park North Car Park 9.30am ‐ 1pm. See ad overleaf Last Sunday of each month Avenue 10K & 1500m Avenue Car Park 10am prompt start with Cannon Events. Email: john@cannonevents.co.uk.

News from Please keep an eye on our Facebook page and notice boards for updates. Some covid restrictions have now been lifted and Hasland Club are no longer restricting numbers and group sizes or practicing social distancing. However covid is still very much with us. With this in mind could all members and guests please be aware that others may still have concerns with close contact. Please be mindful of this and keep reasonable distance from other people who are not with you, in order to maintain their personal space. Thank you for your co-operation and continued support.

We hope to offer fantastic value on our extensive range of drinks including an excellent ever changing selection of real ales, all competitively priced. Bringing back great entertainment, with live music, play your cards right, bingo, and a Sunday Night quiz. Along with a recently recovered pool table at only 10p per game and 2 full size snooker tables at only £2 per hour a table.

Our first Big Night of 2021! ABBA Revival!

Saturday 18th September 5X winners of the National tribute awards ONE NIGHT OF NON-STOP ROCKIN ABBA EVERYTHING! Re-live the magic of a live ABBA concert spanning all the greatest hits from 1972 to 1981. If you love ABBA or you're nuts about Mamma Mia, with Tribute Band Revival, you're in excellent company. GUARANTEED TO GET EVERYONE DANCING! IT'S TIME TO PARTY... Ticket only event. 300 tickets will be

Events at Hasland Club

available free to members before being offered on sale for £10 to non members providing there are any left.

Sat 7th Aug Dekota - 9pm Fri 13th Aug Northern Soul - 8pm. All welcome. Sat 14th Aug Flowers in the rain - 9pm Always a great Sat 21st Aug Pete Macrea - 9pm selection of up to Sat 28th Aug The Super:Kings - 9pm 6 cask ales Sat 4th Sept The Genie Lamps - 9pm Fri 10th Sept Northern Soul - 8pm. All welcome. Sat 11th Sept Devante - 9pm Sat 18th Sept Abba Revival - 9pm Hasland Working Men’s Club Non-stop rockin Abba everything! & Community Hub Ticketed event - Members free / Non members £10 Hampton Street S41 0LH Sat 25th Sept Rouge - 9pm

Tel: 01246 273660

Mouthwatering dishes at

MArtinoS Italian Kitchen

135 Derby Road, S40 2ER Come and try our great selection of traditional Italian dishes, freshly prepared by our talented chef. We have starters such as Bruschetta, Calamari and Cozze Picante (Mussels). Choose a main course of Pizza, Pasta, Risotto or our mouth watering chicken, steak, fish or vegetarian dishes. Our delicious desserts include homemade Tiramisu, Chocolate Profiteroles & Gelato. Complete your meal with a bottle of our carefully selected wines, the perfect Amaretto or liqueur coffee.


Pizza & Pasta every Sunday - 12 noon to 9pm Call 01246 275000 to book Follow us on

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Open Tuesday - Thursday 5pm-10.30pm Friday 5pm-11pm & Sunday 12noon - 9pm



Tuesdays & Wednesdays - dine in only

What’s On

Senior Citizens Working Group Strictly No Falling: chair based exercise. Thursday mornings 10am to 11.45am at The Hub @ The Club ‐ Hasland Working Men’s Club. From September ‐ 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! Sun 1st August Bluebirds singing Group (Jane Macdonald’s backing group) Grassmoor Working Men’s Club. 3pm – 4.30pm*

The African &  Caribbean Community Association (ACCA) The African & Caribbean Community Association (ACCA) have recently moved to Hasland. We would like to invite the local community to get involved with the organisation and the activities that we provide.

Keep Fit ‐ Mondays at 1pm • Arts and Crafts ‐ starting soon Monthly discussion group via Zoom this provides an opportunity to talk about a wide range of subjects. Dates can be found on our website or call us for more info. Please contact us if you would like any further information or would like to get involved in any of the activities.

Telephone: 01246 208052 / 07940 285534 Email: accachesterfield@gmail.com African & Caribbean Community Association Unit 2, Penmore Business Suite, Saxton Close,Hasland S41 0SJ

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).

Sat 7th August Mill Lane Allotments Open Day

1st Saturday of each month (March ‐ October) 9.30am ‐ 1pm.

Mill Lane allotments ‐ 1pm‐4pm. Free

Sat 14th August

Jack Dean Company Pop Up Theatre Production

Cycle maps & other cycling information available. We have a stock of spares, cables, brake blocks etc funded by


Grassmoor Working Men’s Club 6pm – 7pm*


Tel: 07834 838076 or visit www.inclusivepedals.org.uk

Sat 22nd August Phoenix Band Performance Eastwood Park ‐ 2pm – 3pm. Free *Events with asterix are £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 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 For further information contact GHBL Support Workers ‐ Karin Evangelides ‐ email: karin.evangelides@grasslandhasmoor.co.uk or Tel 07825 294346 or Dallas Asher ‐ email: dallas.asher@grassslandhasmoor.co.uk Telephone 07825 183569

Visit www.grasslandhasmoor.co.uk for updates & details


Community Cycle Club Inclusive Pedals

Join us and get cycling! We’re running ‘Couch to 10 miles’ programmes and a series of monthly rides suitable for all the family. Saturdays at 2pm from 11th September ‐ 16th October.

Join us on our ride around Chesterfield: 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

Can you help? We need volunteer drivers for our community meals delivery service. Just one hour on Wednesdays and/or Fridays at 12 noon. Contact us on the details on the ad to the left. 6

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 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.




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What’s On 1st August 2pm ‐ 7pm The Peacock Inn ‐ Brampton

A special fund‐raiser is coming to Brampton to raise money for one of it’s much loved characters Matt (Taffy) Evans, originally from Hasland. Matt’s Story... Matt who is just 47 was first diagnosed with Stage 3 tongue and soft palate cancer in 2006 and was given a 20% chance of survival. Matt, determined to fight the disease, endured surgery to remove his tongue which was replaced with muscle from his stomach, had his neck cut from ear to ear to remove affected lymph nodes and battled four rounds of gruelling chemotherapy and a staggering 36 rounds of radiotherapy! Matt fought hard for a long time and to everyone’s amazement and relief, was eventually given the all clear. Unfortunately, Matt was recently told that the cancer had returned, this time with a diagnosis of stage 4 mouth and throat cancer, which is inoperable. Without treatment Matt has been given just months to live. Despite this devastating news he plans to fight this just as hard as he did before, to give him as long as possible to spend with his children. As Matt has already received the maximum amount of radiotherapy that the human body can endure in a lifetime, his only option is more chemotherapy. Gofundme... A group of Matt’s childhood friends have set up a gofundme account to raise money for him to make memories with his children and ensure he needs for nothing during this time. So far their initial target of £3000 has been smashed with a whopping almost £10,000 raised so far. The team have been overwhelmed with people’s generosity and love for Matt. A Day of Live Music... To further their mission local Chesterfield musicians are putting on a fund‐raising event at The Peacock to raise money and awareness of Matt’s story. Matt has been a regular supporter of local live music for many years and it is fitting that the day is for him along with his friends and family to get together to enjoy each others company, listen to some local live music and make some memories. There will also be some talented local DJ’s supporting the exciting event, Clifton Rowe and Timmy B will be bringing you ‘Pay to Play’ where people will be invited to pay a donation of £5 to hear their favourite track. All proceeds will go to the gofundme cause. Musicians scheduled to play so far are The Blue Birds, (featuring Matt’s talented sister Ami) Lexi Whiteside, The Shambles (five piece) Matt Lomas, Groundhog Days & Damon Downs. Such an eclectic mix of music to please everyone! Alongside the music and DJ’S there will be a raffle and tasty local food provided by Pizza Pi and Leet’s Treats. The Peacock Inn will be providing alcoholic refreshments and soft drinks.

NEW DATE PLANNED FOR ENVIRONMENTAL FESTIVAL The date of Chesterfield’s new Plastic Free Festival has been moved from July until August following the delay in Covid restrictions being relaxed. The Plastic Free Festival, a new event organised by Chesterfield campaign group, Plastic Free Chesterfield, has now been moved to August 8th 10am‐5pm at New Square, Chesterfield Marketplace. The festival has been organised following the recent award announcing Chesterfield as an accredited Plastic Free Community, and was previously going to be held on 31 July at Chesterfield's Central Methodist Church. The Plastic Free Festival aims to be the one‐stop place to help people to reduce their single‐use plastics. At the event, festival‐goers can enjoy a plastic‐free marketplace with stallholders selling products that encourage a plastic‐free lifestyle, with businesses such as the award‐winning Steph's Sustainable Stuff, Elsie Moss Botanical and Smarties Fruit & Veg. Alongside the stalls will be craft recycling and upcycling workshops 8

provided by local crafters. And to provide a festival‐feel, there'll be live music and dance performances along with food and drink courtesy of local Plastic Free Champion business, El Cafe Verde. Special guest performances on the day include Nick Toczec, Yorkshire poet and entertainer, as well as the Chesterfield Garland Dancers. Local budding poets are being asked to take part in a Plastic Free Poetry competition, with winners performing at the festival itself. So that the event can live up to its name, attendees will be encouraged to bring their own reusable bags, cups, coffee mugs and containers. And two Crooked Spire branded festival cups (a reusable coffee cup and a half pint cup), sponsored by local Chesterfield businesses, will be available either to loan or buy at the event. The festival is sponsored by Chesterfield Borough Council. You can learn more, enter the poetry competition or read about the sponsored festival cups at www.plasticfreechesterfield.org.uk.


The event is open to anyone and organisers will adhere to the latest COVID guidelines. A group of Matt’s friends will be shaking their charity buckets throughout the day, all you need to do is make a donation and enjoy the day. If you would like to make a donation online please go to https://uk.gofundme.com/f/help‐matt‐evans‐to‐create‐me mories‐with‐his‐kids.


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Charity Dog Show Charity Dog Show A Charity dog show and fun day is due to take place on the 8th August in Temple Goon & Co Dog Training

Normanton. Organised by dog lover Nicky Hunt of Goon & Co Dog Training, this will be the 3rd dog show held at Old Manor Barn on Church Lane and will offer lots of fun for all. There will be classes for all kind of dogs, from fun pet categories to agility and show dogs. The event is run completely by volunteers to raise as much money as possible for the chosen charities. There will also be a raffle, tombola, bric a brac stall and cake stalls to enjoy. There will be four rings on the day for the breed classes, novelty classes, agility and obedience classes. Classes will be sponsored by local companies which will be listed on the day. Judges will be Mr T  Pearson, Mrs G Pearson and T. Smart. I visited Nicky to see the site of the forthcoming show. There is an amazing amount of space for the dogs to have fun and compete and for families to come along and enjoy the show. Nicky Hunt simply loves dogs ‐ and horses. As well as dog training classes she also offers dog boarding and day care at Old Manor Barn. One of Nicky’s dog training clients, Emily, was present during my visit and told me about the amazing progress her Japanese Akita has made under Nicky’s tuition. This is not surprising as Nicky has been involved with dogs for most of her life. Her skills now extend to working with police trainer Ian Head to teach working dog skills including search and scent work. 10

Held in loving memory of Ann Stone, Joan Davis, Barbara Johnson & Gloria Jewel

Old Barn, Church Lane, Temple Normanton, Chesterfield S42 5DB (the only drive on the left hand side of the one way road)

Sunday 8th August Organised by Nicky Hunt ‐ Tel: 07837 080556 Hosted by ‘Goon & Co’ Dog Training

All breeds welcome Venue opens 9am ‐ Classes start at 10am. Rosettes and Prizes for winners Refreshments ‐ hot food ‐ stalls ‐ raffle All proceeds to be shared by the following charities

Hero Paws • World Horse Welfare • Hungarian Wire Haired Vizsla Club of Great Britain • Therapy Dogs Nationwide

The organisers would like to thank all the sponsors and volunteers who have made this event possible.

Entry to show for spectators Adults 50p / Children free If you’re interested in the dog training classes they also take place at Old Manor Barn on Saturday mornings at 10am and Thursdays at 6pm (weather permitting). Dogs can learn obedience, agility, search and scent and show work.

For more info on these or the dog show call Nicky on 07838 080 556.






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Baby & Toddler Sessions Join our specialist baby swim team for some special bonding time with your little one. Lucy, Debbie and Hayley offer baby and toddler sessions on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday mornings plus Monday and Thursday afternoons during term time.

We play, sing, and relax in the water. Wrigglers - 6 weeks to 4 months Tiddlers - 4 months to 1 year Minnows - 1 year to 2.5 years Little Fishes - 3.5 years up.

There is a session limit of 4 children each with one parent. Our facilities are covid secure, relaxing and safe with a constant water temperature of 32˚. Time in the water can help with overall development including sleep pattern, respiratory system and brain and muscle development.

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Ellie Marie Scott is the founder of The Georgia Bird Foundation and organiser of Think Fest. I asked Ellie to tell me more about the project: I decided to set up the Georgia Bird Foundation after my best friend, Georgia Bird took her own life and I was the one who found her. I wanted to turn something that caused so much pain into something positive and helpful. Georgia and I were both singers so I now run choirs, free of charge, to help improve people’s mental health and wellbeing. Singing is an amazing way to release endorphins and express emotions and we have seen such a positive benefit in doing this. We need to continue raising money to keep these choirs running and to help our organisation evolve so we can reach and support more people that need the help. We are hoping to open a young peoples community well‐being centre called ‘The Bird Box’ where we can host our choir sessions, therapy service, other support groups, host drop‐ins and create a safe space for people and to decrease social isolation. The idea of ThinkFest is to bring together local mental health services. From running a mental health charity and working for Rethink Mental Illness and working with Derbyshire Mind, I have noticed that there is a distinct lack of knowledge on where people can access support. This may be because people simply aren't aware of services, they are too anxious to reach out or they think all services have to be referred into by a health care professional. All of the reasons above and more, is why I feel there is a need for an event like this. This past 18 months has taken a toll on so many people's mental health and this is why it is more important than ever to make people aware of what support is available, from statutory services to voluntary sector organisations When people are in crisis or they are feeling particularly low, thoughts can be irrational. Some will not be able to research how to get support. I’m organising this event to share with people the support that is out there and how to access it. Each service offers different kinds of support and advice from peer to peer support groups to private psychotherapists. Mental health is not ‘one size fits all’. What works for one might not work for another. This is why it is important to make sure everyone knows what support is available to them. I want to give people the opportunity to see what works for them. This festival will hopefully get people talking about mental health more openly and honestly, with no shame. There is still such a negative stigma attached to the words 'mental health' and we want to change that. I want to keep the festival free as the information is free to get, so why should we charge people to access it? At the festival we have various different activities. We will have many stalls and services on hand. We have our main stage, where we will have live performers throughout the day. We will also have another room that will be running workshops and panels such as: Body Confidence Burlesque, Art Therapy, Journalling for anxiety, RockBox, Yoga, Meditation etc. It is an opportunity for people to explore what support is out there for them and also what they can do to support their own wellbeing. Tickets are available on Eventbrite and also through our Facebook page. It is free, but registration is required so we can keep an eye on capacity. If you would like more information on the event or to join one of our choirs then you can contact me at georgisbirdfoundation@gmail.com or message directly on our facebook page ‐ The Georgia Bird Foundation.



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Ideal Flooring are proudly celebrating their 10th birthday in business. Owners Kevin and Callum and their team would like to thank all of their customers over the last ten years for choosing Ideal Flooring for their homes and businesses. The team are passionate about flooring and are always committed to making sure their customers get the best deal and are happy with their finished rooms. Since their recent move to Walton Fields Road, expanding into larger premises, they have been able to offer an even bigger range of quality carpets as well as wood and laminate flooring and luxury vinyl tiles. They also offer artificial grass to help to create your perfect garden. Their showroom has options to suit all budgets and requirements and the team are always happy to advise you on the best flooring for your room. Their stock of roll ends also offers a perfect option for anyone looking to carpet a room on a budget. Throughout lockdown they have provided a ‘sample at home’ service, dropping off flooring samples with customers and then delivering their orders to their door, or fitting with careful social distancing if required. This service will continue to be available to those who prefer not to visit shops. Alternatively you can go along and browse their spacious showroom to find our own ideal flooring. Ideal Flooring & Roll End Centre, Walton Fields Road (off Chatsworth Rd), Chesterfield S40 2DQ. Tel: 01246 270202. www.chesterfieldcarpets.com Ideal Flooring & Roll End Centre

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Try an Escape Room..... Chesterfield has a new Escape Room experience. Based on Soresby Street Chesterfield Escape Rooms host three different exciting games, all are unique to the Know Escape franchise. Owner, local businessman Nick Hogan saw a gap in the town centre and really wanted to fill it with an exciting leisure opportunity for all ages. He told me “I really wanted to put something back into Chesterfield. After working in software I had a try at retirement but felt I wanted to try something new. I spent a lot of time looking for the right kind of games for our town and chose Know Escape because of their excellent reputation and reviews. I hope that families, friends and workmates will come and give us a try and spend some quality time together having fun and enjoying challenging themselves.

Nick invited my family and I along to try their ‘Rob the Bank’ Escape Room. My children Jake (13), Rowen (10) and husband Tony were keen to give it a go, although Rowen was a little nervous. Her nerves soon vanished once the game was underway and she was engrossed in trying to crack the clues, solve the puzzles and get to the gold, they both did brilliantly. I wouldn’t want to give too much away but the ‘Rob the Bank’ game basically involves trying to retrieve your families stolen gold by breaking into a bank and escaping with as many gold bars as possible. There are tons of twists and turns along the way though including some comedy moments, observational clues and even a bit of role play. We had amazing fun and were proud to escape with 44 bars of gold (with no time to spare!) Chesterfield Escape Rooms feels exciting as soon as you enter. A staircase with LED lighting leads you to a reception area where the trained staff talk you through the kind of locks and keys you may encounter during the game. They then set the scene and leave you to start your game. The door is in fact left unlocked for the duration of the game so if anyone becomes nervous they can nip out and take a breather without spoiling the game at all. Nick has involved several local tradespeople and businesses in the renovations of the building, all of them worked very hard to get the rooms ready for their opening in May. He is also proud to have employed six of his staff through the Kickstart Programme for local unemployed people. He hopes the Escape Rooms will become part of a wider experience and has already trialled joint packages with the

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Derbyshire LGBT+ in Chesterfield

Derbyshire LGBT+ is the only specific support service in Derbyshire offering support with LGBT+ issues. Founded in 1983 their aim is to support anyone who is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender or anyone who is having issues with their sexual orientation or gender identity, this includes family and friends.

Their website explains: ‘Derbyshire LGBT+ aims to support anyone with LGBT+ issues, that means that if you self‐identify as heterosexual and cisgender, you would be very welcome to come and have a chat and a cuppa at our drop in, give us a call, or send us an e‐mail. We aim to increase understanding about LGBT+ issues, whether you are questioning, gay, straight, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or have purple spots or are thinking of trying orange ones. If you have a question about anything LGBT+, we will do our best to help.’ The group have two centres. One is on Curzon Street in Derby and the other is on Rutland Road in Chesterfield. They also have several outreach groups that try to cover the whole county. I met Chesterfield Centre Manager Ryan Whittington and Youth Service Worker Liam to find out more. Ryan is from Chesterfield and grew up facing some of the issues that he now helps others with. He told me “If there had been somewhere like this to come and chat when I was growing up it would have been a lot easier for me. We are trying to create a community here and help people to form friendships with those who accept them as they are.” “We host two drop in sessions, on Tuesdays 10am‐1pm and Thursdays from 1pm‐4pm. The sessions are held as a community café and anyone is welcome to come along and chat to us, chat to each other or just relax with a coffee in a place that they can feel safe just being themselves. “There are also a range of support groups held at the centre, including a youth group for anyone aged 13‐19, a womens group, a GBT men’s group, a trans support group and a Golden Rainbows group for over 50s. There is also offer a family group for those with LGBT+ parents or children who are trying to navigate the coming out process or struggling with their understanding. “We are different from some other groups in that we won’t judge people’s ignorance or lack of knowledge as homophobia. We provide a safe space for families to chat about what they are going through and express themselves. “The group are also working hard to be advocates for victims of hate crime. Many people don’t see hate crimes as crimes and don’t report them. We hope to improve relationships between our members and other services that have been damaged over the years, including the police. We seem to be seeing an increase in these crimes over recent years rather than a decrease, especially since Brexit.” The group receive no regular income and are funded by their own fundraising plus grants from Big Lottery, Police and Crime Commission, Local councils and other agencies. To help to raise funds they offer training courses including ‘Kings, Princesses, Ducks and Penguins’ which can be delivered to children in schools, introducing diversity themes at a young age. They have also created a ‘Rainbow Scheme’ to educate and empower employees, that can be booked by any businesses. It’s a great credential for people to see the accreditation on the website or window of a business and know that they open to all and they can visit that business and feel comfortable. If you would like to book any of these training courses or find out more about the drop in or support groups, please get in touch with them. 51 Rutland Road, Chesterfield, S40 1ND. Tel: 01332 207704. Email info@derbyshirelgbt.org.uk or follow them on Facebook.

New date set for Pride this summer Due to a change in the planned lifting of restrictions the event will now be held on Sunday August 22nd at Stand Road Park. Chesterfield Pride is one of the biggest and best attended Pride events in the region. 2019 saw over 6000 attending the LGBTQ+ celebration. Once again, we will be bringing a whole host of exciting acts to the line‐up. The Main Stage will see an array of amazing talent including Big Brovaz, Chart topping singer Tina Cousins, 80's star Sonia, Booty Luv, Kelly Wilde and Black Lace. We are excited to announce the return of our Cabaret Stage which will see a host of local artists perform including Rachael Webster, Yesterday’s Gone, HBBRD and Andrew Warner. The cabaret stage will also see some amazing drag performances from KY Kelly, Jackie Love, Donna Trump and star of Ru Paul’s Drag Race Joe Black. More acts still to be announced!! The event will also see a market area packed with stalls, food outlets, bar area and VIP area which this year is having a makeover thanks to our sponsor Van Dyk’s Hotel. The event is open to everyone. This event will be subject to covid restrictions at the time. Attendees’ safety has always been our priority. The event will only go ahead if it is safe to do so. We have a limited amount space left for those wanting stalls. To book a stall please email us: chesterfieldpride@hotmail.com. Tickets for the event available at: chezpride21.eventbrite.co.uk


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Kids have fun at Kids Zone Kids Zone breakfast and after school clubs have been serving the community in Hasland for nearly 20 years. Established by Fiona Smith in April 2002 there are two clubs in the village. Little Tykes, which looks after children from Hasland Infant and Nursery School runs from ‘The Hive’, which is the Baptist Church Hall on Eyre Street. The other setting, Hasland Kids Zone can be found on The Green and cares for children attending the Junior School. When Fiona, her husband Roy and two small children, aged 3 and 6, moved to Hasland in the late 1980s she quickly realised there was a need for additional mums and toddler support. She soon setup Fiona's Fun House, a group running weekly at the Village Hall. Having been a childminder in her previous home community she also registered as a childminder. Fiona also volunteered with local Rainbow, Brownie and Guide groups, retiring with over 20 years service under her belt. At the same time Fiona volunteered for many years at both Hasland Infant and Junior School, in various roles but specialising in helping children develop their reading. Shelley, Fiona & Cheryl Kids Zone was started when Fiona realised that the biggest shortage of childcare was for before and after school. In late 2001 she approached the pastor of the Baptist Church and sought his agreement to use the Church Hall as a setting for this type of childcare. Working with Derbyshire County Council she was successful in obtaining a National Lottery business start‐up grant. Following formal Ofsted and Local Authority registration the club opened on 8th April 2002 known simply as Hasland Kids Zone. In the early days infant and junior school children attended the same club. In 2007 the head teacher and governors of Hasland Infants asked Fiona to consider opening an on‐site club. Little Tykes was subsequently established in support of the ‘Every Child Matters’ initiative and this led to a very successful ten year partnership with the school. There have been a number of changes to the business over the years including, in 2015, its incorporation into a limited company. The biggest, however, was in 2017 when Little Tykes moved out of the Infant School. The opportunity arose to move the junior aged club into new premises at 20 The Green. None of this would have been possible without the help and support of many people and organisations, including Hasland Baptist Church and of course both schools. Perhaps the most important people are the club's staff and two managers in particular. Cheryl Steventon joined Fiona in her venture right at the start and is now General Manager of the company, whilst also running the junior club. Shelley Searston joined in 2007 and became manager of Little Tykes three years later. She was at the helm when Ofsted awarded the club an Early Years Outstanding rating. Both Cheryl and Shelley are joint owners of the business along with Fiona. The relationship that Kids Zone has with the Baptist Church is of course very important. In 2019 this led to Fiona, Cheryl and Shelley starting up Humming Bees, a parent and toddler group which they run on behalf of the Church, where they are regularly joined by guitar playing Pastor John Pickering, and his wife Margaret. The Covid 19 pandemic resulted in many months of enforced closure due to the specific nature of the childcare offered, where mixing of school bubbles was prohibited. The clubs subsequent reopening has been with government mandated limited childcare places, but Kids Zone looks forward to getting back to full capacity from September 2021.

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The Tickled Trout The Tickled Trout in Barlow has a fantastic reputation as a gastro pub and restaurant serving delicious locally sourced food. I was excited to go along with two friends to be ‘ladies that lunch’, celebrate a birthday and treat ourselves to some time out. The drive is a treat in itself. A short trip to Barlow but a great view of the surrounding countryside, leaving work and the town behind. The menu is sectioned with plenty of choices. There are a range of small plates including Derbyshire rarebit, crispy calamari and seasonal soups, then a salad section and sandwich selection including Derbyshire roast pork, apple and stuffing. The ‘From the farm’ section includes a Derbyshire charcuterie and Highfield House blade of beef. There is even a ‘Tickled Trout’ on the fish section, sourced from the same fishmonger in Cornwall that owner Chris Mapp used as a restauranteur in that area. The ‘Garden’ choices included a ratatouille that can be served as vegetarian or vegan and a halloumi burger with Vietnamese dressing. There is also a mouthwatering range of freshly made pizzas to choose from including The Greek, based on a Greek salad and a Pollo Piccante with chilli‐marinated chicken. I had asked Chris in advance about the vegan options at the pub and he suggested I try the Harrissa Cauliflower, so that’s what I ordered. My friend Max had heard great things about the Tickled Trout Burger so she was already quite sure what she would be eating too! Tracey fancied something light and tasty so opted for the Halloumi Salad and we ordered some skinny fries to share too. Whilst we waited for our freshly prepared food we enjoyed our drinks and the relaxing atmosphere. The dining room and adjoining conservatory are so light and spacious, the background music is just right and the staff are really friendly and helpful. There were lots of people enjoying their food and drinks outside, taking advantage of the sunny garden and terrace. Our meals arrived and we were all pretty excited to get stuck in! The Tickled Trout Beef Burger is ‘a 24 hour marinated burger with slow braised pulled short rib, onion jam and salad on a burger bun served with chunky chips. Max was the birthday girl and was definitely happy with her early birthday lunch. She said that the burger

was delicious and the pulled rib was seasoned to perfection. The chunky chips were great too. Tracey’s Grilled Halloumi, burnt orange and beetroot salad was an explosion of colour, with red onion and pumpkin seed granola. She said the halloumi was deliciously crisp, the salad was fresh and the pomegranate added a great contrast. I wasn’t really sure what to expect of my dish ‐ described in the menu as harrissa spiced cauliflower, mildly spiced cous cous, pine nuts and pickles. The cauliflower had a great kick to it and the cous cous was just amazing. I’m not sure what the spice combination was but I’ve never had cous cous that good. The pickles were a treat for me too as I’m a gherkin lover! Yes we were all stuffed after our main course but of course after a five minute break we felt we should at least take a look at the dessert menu. I was especially keen as I’d been told there was a vegan choice on there. We all wanted to try the chocolate brownie so decided to order both the vegan and non vegan versions to have a ‘battle of the brownies’. I can’t vouch for the other brownie but both friends said it was just right, chocolatey and moist in the centre with a tasty salted caramel ice cream. They both tried the vegan version and said it was just as good ‐ I agreed! The star of the show for me was the raspberry sorbet ‐ it was berry heaven. The taste of fresh and juicy raspberrys was divine. I asked Chris how they made it taste so fresh and he explained that the raspberrys were fresh that day from his parent’s garden up the road at Sudbrook Hall. The Tickled Trout menu has quite a unique section on the back. It’s a map which shows the source of the foods used in the kitchen. The kitchen team love to showcase local produce and have named all of their suppliers on the map. The list includes Northern Tea Merchants, The Bakewell Bakery, Lady Bower Fisheries and Highfield House Farm Butchers to name just a few. Not forgetting Mrs Mapp ‐ aka Mum ‐ of course, who provides organic honey, vegetables and other fruit from Sudbrook Hall as well as the fabulous raspberries. We finished with a lovely Americano coffee which came with a pretty biscotti on the side and headed back to normality. The Tickled Trout, 33 Valley Rd, Barlow S18 7SL. Tel: 0114 289 1111 or visit www.thetickledtroutbarlow.com. 25

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Hasland Methodist Church News Groups begin again As we move towards a return to life as we knew it, the church rooms have reopened to many of the community groups who use our premises and a few new faces too. Looking forward to September, we hope to reopen our regular Saturday Coffee Shop, with hot drinks and a range of home‐made cakes. In the meantime, after a successful ‘Pop‐up’ cake stall to raise funds for Christian Aid in May, a second stall was held in July, so watch out for more to follow! Wednesday evenings are a popular spot for the ladies, with alternating weeks of Ladies Circle, a long‐standing group who have a programme of speakers, quiz nights and outings. On the opposite week it is Crafty Chit Chat, which as the name suggests is an informal chance for all to come to work on their own craft projects such as knitting, crochet, embroidery or whatever they prefer. Sometimes we help out with on‐going projects for church or some come just for a good natter over a cuppa. Both groups would welcome new members when we start up again at the beginning of September. Later in September, we will be holding our Celebration Community Service on Saturday 25th September at 3.00pm, where we hope to be joined by members of local community groups to celebrate in music and song. All are welcome. On Sunday 26th, we will hold our annual Harvest Festival service at 11.00am, when all are welcome to join in on the day or by donating dried and canned food which will be donated to the local Foodbank. The church will be open on Saturday morning for donations. Compiled by Angela Goggins & Val Davies

Patricia’s Book Launch Local poet Patricia Batstone has shared her work with us in a couple of recent issue. She has now compiled her work into a book entitled ‘Eighty’ to celebrate her own and her husband Geoffrey’s 80th birthdays. The book is the latest in Patricia’s long list of poetry books. An event was held recently at the Methodist Church to launch the book and celebrate to celebrate their birthdays with them. Patricia is an active local speaker and is happy to attend events to read poetry at no charge. She simply asks for the opportunity to sell her books at the occasion. If you would like to arrange for Patricia to speak at your event you can contact her by email on geoffrey.w.batstone@gmail.com.

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Do you know about CFC COMMUNITY TRUST? Chesterfield FC Community Trust offer an amazing amount of community resources in Chesterfield, providing residents with a wide range of facilities including sport, educational, health and wellbeing programmes, school holiday events and play and toddler activities. The Trust was formed and registered as a charity in 2009. Although they are independent to the football club they work very closely together and share many resources. Their vision is: ‘To work in partnership with our communities to develop a wide range of opportunities which improve the quality of life and outlook for individuals, groups and neighbourhoods in Chesterfield and the surrounding area.” I met with CFC Chairman Mike Goodwin and Head of Media and Communications, Nick Johnson to find out more about the Trust and their recent projects. Both are clearly passionate about the community and the part that the fans play in the life of the football club in general. Mike: “Involvement with our community is so important. When we knit the football club and the Trust together it’s amazing what can be achieved. Many of our Trust projects involve young people and working within schools. Those children are then inspired by the club and our players and become fans for life. “To continue this in the future we hope to use the Harold Lilleker & Sons (North) Stand as a community stand for a number of home matches. Complimentary tickets will be offered out in the community to schools, health services and other community services to get more people involved with the club. We hope that this will further tie the Football Club and the Community Trust together. When we have held community events during matches in the past we have had visits from the players, the fire service, Chester the Fieldmouse and even Santa Claus. The Trust will continue to plan and arrange these projects. Nick: “Before lockdown we held a Friday ‘Speakeasy’. Local seniors would come along and have a cuppa in the HUB and each week we had a guest such as a player from the team or a local speaker. It was very informal and became popular with more than 20 people regularly coming along. We also offer light chair‐based exercise classes for seniors and hope to restart these soon. At Chester’s Den we work with toddlers and young children. People of all ages use the Trust facilities, and all sectors of the community are involved, which is so important. “The fans are the lifeblood of the football club. Fans couldn’t wait to return to the stadium when they were allowed for the Dagenham match this year. The atmosphere that day made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up. The Trust is one of the greatest assets of the football club. At low points in the club’s history, the only good thing going for us has been the Trust and the amazing initiatives that go with it. I think our fans can now see that the club has the right intentions and the right people are involved. “The recent response to our Planet Super League project has been astounding (see article below). We came out champions out of 24 teams including Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa. That was all down to the supporters and the Community Trust staff promoting the cause. CFC Chief Executive John Croot said in a recent podcast ‘When we call on our supporters, they get behind us. We let them know what we need from our fundraising and they respond.’ It’s great to have such terrific support from our supporters. “We currently have a CSALS champion with us at Chesterfield FC (more info below). We really want to actively promote first aid awareness and training. We have produced some great merchandise featuring Chester the Fieldmouse to raise funds for this project. “During lockdown, we ran a project called Camp Inspire. Many children were struggling due to being off school and the lack of interaction with others. We invited some of them to join us on the concourse and in the HUB and we put on daily activities, some physical and some creative. It was a great project. “The Trust is constantly trying to evolve and continue to offer a great range of projects. We are working on mental health projects including our ‘Spirites Football for Life’ football team and providing a support network for the people involved with that to help to avoid social isolation. Our recent work on Social Prescribing (also detailed below) has been fantastic. We look for people that may benefit from our range of groups and try to find the right activity to help them. We also offer a 12‐week programme to help people who have been suffering from substance misuse. As well as this, we host an alternative provision for young people who have been excluded from school. We try to give them a sense of belonging to something. We give them a kit and make them part of the club.”

GROUND‐BREAKING ROLE CREATED AT COMMUNITY TRUST Mollie Ward is relishing her ground‐breaking role as a young people’s physical activity link worker, based in the HUB at the Technique Stadium. Mollie recently took on the Mollie Ward. Photo by Tina Jenner. newly‐created post, which sees her working with young people aged 14 to 25 who face challenges that prevent them from reaching their full potential. The role has been created as a result of a partnership between Chesterfield FC Community Trust and Derbyshire Voluntary Action, who have come together to create a brand new social prescribing service for young people in Chesterfield. Connect to… @ The HUB harnesses Derbyshire Voluntary Action’s experience in running social prescribing services for older adults for the last eight years, with Chesterfield FC Community Trust’s expertise, experience and facilities in supporting health and wellbeing in the community. Summing up her role, Mollie says: “My job is to provide a person‐centred support service for young people, working with them to highlight their interests and strengths, address their challenges, and to help them make the connections they don’t feel able to make by themselves. “The connections could be to a community‐based advice or counselling service, or to something sporty, arty, creative or social. Alternatively, it could be to volunteering, or literacy support, or a combination of several of those things – all of which will give them a strong foundation, positive wellbeing, basic skills and reliable relationships.” Her new role represents a homecoming for Mollie, who was born in Bolsover and went to Heritage School in Clowne and the sixth form at Brookfield School before gaining a degree in psychology and working in London. She worked in mental health services during her time in the capital, helping people in supported housing following discharge from hospital. “For complete independent living, the people I supported needed help with community reintegration and engaging in community activities because often they had complex mental health needs like psychosis, schizophrenia and personality disorders,” Mollie explains. “My clients were people who had been very withdrawn from society and had had long stays in hospital, some lasting five to ten years. “My experience in London transfers into this role because you’re talking person‐centred care and that’s what this role is about, it’s working with a person holistically, so not just the things that are holding them back, but also the positives.” Mollie is delighted to have been given the opportunity to take on this new challenge, saying: “I’m really honoured because it is such an exciting thing to be part of what feels like a grassroots project. We really are building this new service from the ground up. I’m excited to get started – to have some young people come through the door and be able to work with them and follow their stories.” Mollie can be contacted by emailing mollie@dva.org.uk or on 07522 023571.

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Nathan Cantrill (right) is pictured with academy manager Neil Cluxton. Photo by Tina Jenner. The Planet Super League Trophy. Photo by Tina Jenner.

SPIREITES APPOINT NEW FUTSAL CO‐ORDINATOR Nathan Cantrill has been appointed as Chesterfield FC academy’s new futsal co‐ordinator. Nathan brings a wealth of experience to the role, both in football and futsal, including working on individual player development at academy level. He is relishing the opportunity he has been given, saying: “It’s very exciting. This isn’t being done anywhere else. It’s going to be a full futsal academy to complement the football academy, so it’s combined. The biggest clubs in the world are doing it ‐ why can’t we do it? “It’s so fast and intense that you get all the outcomes a coach would want in football. You get the mental and physical challenges, together with the psychological and technical challenges. “The minimum requirement for a professional footballer is that they are technically outstanding now. We aim to develop the most technical players in the area who will hopefully go on to challenge for the first team one day.” Nathan explains that the plan is to start from the Under‐7s to Under‐14s before deciding whether to introduce older age groups. “We hope to recruit the technically best footballers in the area,” he said. “There is so much talent in this area and surrounding areas. “I will speak to the coaches of the football teams and we can work together to develop the players. For example, if a player is struggling to go on the outside, we can work on that in the futsal arena. It’s a lot smaller so we can micro‐manage the coaching.” Academy manager Neil Cluxton said: “Nathan is a vastly experienced futsal coach with loads of contacts in and around this area. He’s been involved in football for a long time. “I think Nathan’s quality of coaching is only going to enhance what we currently have and I think it’s going to be good for this football club. “This will give us an extra strand of having a number of futsal teams that can play in all the local leagues.”

SPIREITES FANS PRAISED AFTER WINNING NATIONAL COMPETITION Chesterfield supporters have been praised after helping the club win Planet Super League – a national competition aimed at encouraging people to complete green activities. The Spireites, who were the only National League club to take part in the competition, beat off competition from some Premier League outfits to clinch the title. Tom Gribbin, co‐founder of Planet Super League, said: “Planet Football is all about using the power of football to try and inspire people to live a little bit greener. “Over the last 11 weeks, we’ve challenged supporters of the 24 clubs involved to do as many green activities as they can, such as having a meat‐free meal or using the car less. “Each club played 11 games and Chesterfield was the only club to win all 11, beating massive clubs like Tottenham Hotspur, Aston Villa and West Brom.” John Croot, Chesterfield’s chief executive, said: “I’d like to thank the families who have taken part and the Community Trust – they’ve all done a great job. “One thing we can be sure of at Chesterfield is that if we turn to our fans to do anything – particularly if it’s linked to our community – they always respond well. Yet again they have done that. “The trophy will have pride of place in our trophy cabinet and we’ll do our best to make sure it’s there again next season.” Phil Tooley from the Tooley‐Browns – one of the families who helped the Spireites triumph – added: “My granddaughter, Pip, has learned an awful lot about how to care for the planet and make it much more sustainable. “It’s been a fantastic initiative from Planet Super League and the Community Trust have really got families engaged.”

COMMUNITY TRUST’S REBOOT TRAINEESHIP PROGRAMME Chesterfield FC Community Trust’s REBOOT traineeship programme offers a fantastic opportunity for young people looking to kick‐start their future, reboot their career and achieve their goals. The course takes place in the relaxed and welcoming atmosphere of the HUB at the Technique Stadium and is delivered by a friendly and supportive team of tutors. Scott Atkinson, the Trust’s head of education and wellbeing, said: “Our expertise in working with children, young people and adults with additional support needs, through both our education and health & wellbeing programmes, makes REBOOT a great option for anyone who has struggled to overcome barriers in engaging with mainstream education. “Although the course is focused on enabling students to achieve positive outcomes in education and work experience, we give equal importance to providing unrivalled pastoral care, through engaging personally, instilling confidence, raising aspirations and inspiring change.”

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MAGUIRE NAMED AS SPIREITES’ CSALS CHAMPION Laurence Maguire has been named as Chesterfield FC’s CSALS champion. Laurence will represent CSALS in local schools in visits organised by Chesterfield FC Community Trust. Commenting on his new role, Laurence said: “I think that more people need to start getting involved in first aid training and I am very happy to be associated with CSALS.” After completing the free online first aid course, which is provided by CSALS in partnership with Virtual College, the 24‐year‐old defender said: “It’s a really good course, which is very helpful. It’s easy to follow and I’ve learned a lot from it. I’d urge anyone to do the course. “I’d feel more confident about being able to administer first aid now. I’ll be honest and say that I wouldn’t have really known what to do previously but since doing the course I feel that if anything occurred now where someone required first aid, I’d be able to help.” Dr Cheryle Berry MBE, chair of CSALS, said: “We are delighted that Laurence has accepted our invitation to represent CSALS. “As someone who went to school in Chesterfield and graduated from the club’s academy to become a first‐team regular, he is a great role model, and we look forward to working with him. We are also grateful to Chesterfield FC and Chesterfield FC Community for providing us with valuable support.” CSALS has a proud association with Chesterfield FC. A Guinness World Record was set by the organisation at the home of the Spireites in 2016 when 1,795 people participated in a first aid lesson. To do the course, which teaches basic first aid skills and takes around 45 minutes, please go to: https://prepared.vc‐enable.co.uk/register To find out more about CSALS, please visit www.csals.co.uk.

‘HEALTHY ME’ PROJECT DELIVERED IN SCHOOL Chesterfield FC Community Trust has delivered a ‘Healthy Me’ nutrition project at Newbold Church School. The children learned about how hydrated they are through the foods they eat and discussed the importance of eating five daily portions of fruit and vegetables. During the six sessions, the importance of a healthy diet was stressed and raising awareness of the use of food banks in order to help others was also covered. Commenting on the project, the Trust’s activities co‐ordinator, Alyss Hearnshaw, said: “The Y4 class were outstanding to teach and their contribution to the food bank, supported by other pupils and teachers in the school, was second to none!” Nicola Finch, from the Derbyshire Community Hub, added: “Thank you so much to all involved. We have managed to take two boxes full of food out into the community to support those who are homeless. Fantastic work!” If your school would like to take part in our ‘Healthy Me’ nutrition social action project, email robertstevenson@spireitestrust.org.uk for more information. 30

ANTI‐BULLYING WEEK ACTIVITIES Chesterfield FC Community Trust was involved in various initiatives in schools as part of Anti‐Bullying Week. Odd Socks Day, which is a great way to celebrate what makes us all unique, saw coaches from the Trust get into the spirit at lunchtime and at home while in lockdown. Well‐being workshops were delivered, targeted at Key Stage 1, providing children with an understanding of what they can do to make themselves and others feel better. New Whittington Primary School was the destination on for the delivery of a ‘Do the Spireite Thing’ behaviour intervention workshop. This looks at rules, why they are so important and how rules can have an impact on others when they aren’t followed. The Trust’s ‘Be a Team Mate’ workshop was the theme at Palterton Primary, helping youngsters understand that there are a network of people they can talk to when they have worries. Robert Stevenson, activities co‐ordinator for the Trust, said: “Anti‐Bullying is an important topic that has an impact on so many lives. We have delivered a range of activities to promote the fact that we all have to work together to stop bullying. Together we can make a difference!”

Laurence Maguire is pictured with Debra Johnson, CSALS’ community facilitator. Photo by Tina Jenner

TRUST VISIT SCHOOLS DURING BLACK HISTORY MONTH Chesterfield FC Community Trust arranged a series of school visits in October as part of Black History Month. The Trust has continued to work with the African Caribbean Community Association of Chesterfield (ACCAC), delivering a series of workshops Chesterfield FC Community Trust’s Alyss Hearnshaw is pictured with pupils from Newbold Church School. across Chesterfield and North‐East Derbyshire about Black History, BAME role models, the Windrush generation and equality. Lud Ramsey, chair of Chesterfield ACCAC, said: “I believe the most important equality work we deliver must start at school level. This is to ensure the future adult work force of our country will have a better knowledge of people in their community. Having a better understanding of seeing equality and diversity as a strength and not a weakness.” Working alongside the ACCAC, visits were made several local schools. Maisie (Year 6), who was a part of the workshop at William Rhodes Primary School, said: “Lud told us about Rosa Parks being arrested because she wouldn’t give up her seat to a white person and how Muhammad Ali wasn’t allowed into Anti‐Bullying week activities a restaurant because he was black, even though he was a World Champion boxer. I think Lud is an amazing person who has worked hard to get where he is. I would definitely recommend him to other schools.” Robert Stevenson said: “It has been great to visit schools and have Lud talk about Black History. He is really inspirational in his own right from what he has done in his career as a firefighter, as well as having his own battles against equality and diversity. “At the Trust, we feel that this it is important for children to understand the importance of equality and implement it into their everyday lives.” Lud Ramsey (right), chair of the African Caribbean Community Association of Chesterfield.

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Hasland Infant School bids farewell to a much loved Head teacher Mrs Wain has worked for Derbyshire County Council for 36 years. During her long career, she has benefited the lives of hundreds of children through her role as a classroom teacher and more latterly as Head teacher in a number of Derbyshire schools. Mrs Wain became head teacher of Rowsley Primary school in 2005 where she remained for 6 years, before becoming Headteacher at Hasland Infant and Nursery school in 2011. Mrs Wain has established effective working relationships with local cluster schools and has supported other Derbyshire schools as acting head and through her role as a School Improvement Advisor. She is a National Leader of Education and has also completed a Level 7 Coaching and mentoring qualification. Mrs Wain has always sought to improve and develop her own professional practice and knowledge. As a result of her commitment to this she has been able to successfully lead the school and build a strong, successful team. This has resulted in Hasland Infant school becoming a high achieving, well respected school with a good reputation. The children and families of Hasland Infant and Nursery school have been at the forefront of Mrs Wain’s vision and inspirational leadership.

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Jason Manford Comedy favourite Jason Manford will return to the Winding Wheel Theatre for three more fantastic shows on Saturday 28th August 2021, Friday 1st October 2021 and Saturday 9th July 2022. The events are likely to sell out so early booking is advised. Phil McIntyre Live by arrangement with Lisa Thomas Management proudly present: Jason’s brand‐new stand‐up comedy show ‘Like Me’ is set to embark on a mammoth tour of the UK & Ireland, playing a whopping 178 dates. It’s been a busy few years since Jason’s last smash‐hit stand‐up show, but fans of his Absolute Radio show will know this nationally acclaimed comedian hasn’t changed a bit. ‘Like Me’ is Jason’s latest comic offering that is guaranteed to have audiences in stitches ‐ it’s not to be missed. Jason said: “After the fun we had on my last tour ‘Muddle Class’, I’m excited to get back on the road with my new stand‐up show ‘Like Me’. In these trying times, it’s always important to be able to get away for a couple of hours and exercise the old chuckle muscle! So, I’m coming to a venue near you in 2021/2022, so we can have a good laugh together. See you then!” Jason’s work spans comedy, acting, singing and presenting and includes a host of top TV credits: ‘Unbeatable’ (BBC One), ‘Royal Variety Performance’ (ITV1), ‘First & Last’ (BBC One), ‘The Masked Singer’ (ITV1), ‘What Would Your Kid Do?’ (ITV1), ‘Olivier Awards’ (ITV1), ‘Scarborough’ (BBC One), ‘8 Out of 10 Cats’ (Channel 4), ‘The Nightly Show’ (ITV1), ‘Sunday Night at the Palladium’ (ITV1), ‘Live at the Apollo’ (BBC One), ‘Have I Got News For You’ (BBC One) and ‘QI’ (BBC Two). ★ ★ ★ ★ “Effortlessly entertaining” Evening Standard ★★★★ “He's blessed with the sort of laid‐back charm and sharp turn of phrase you can't manufacture” Daily Telegraph

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Tuesday 5th ‐ Saturday 9th October ‐ Pomegranate Theatre A fast‐moving, hard‐hitting political English thriller from No.1 Best Selling Crime Novelist Hilary Bonner. Offering a feast of murder, scandal, sexual indiscretion and political intrigue, this World Premiere of Dead Lies stars Olivier Award nominee Clive Mantle, Kimberly Wyatt, Harriet Thorpe, John Lyons, Jacqueline Leonard, Patrick Pearson & Ashford Campbell. Directed by critically acclaimed director Joe Harmston, the action takes place during a fiercely fought election campaign. The story follows Peter George (Clive Mantle), a politician who promises a new kind of politics beyond sleaze and spin. He is welcomed as a messiah by the British public and expected to restore trust in a broken political system. But a shocking secret lies in the past of our country’s hero. As buried truths rise from the ashes, will his rise to power be destroyed by ghosts from another time? Personal and political influences begin to shake the faith of those closest to him, and a media cascade threatens to bring down Britain’s new saviour. How far will he go to save his own career, and how far will those around him go to save their own skins? Expect the unexpected. No one is safe.

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Pupils get creative to support patients and families at Ashgate Hospicecare Kind‐hearted school children have been hard at work creating bespoke fabric hearts for patients and families cared for by Ashgate Hospicecare. Pupils at Hasland Junior School took part in the project during the pandemic to help families and loved ones who may have been separated feel closer together. Every child in the school was encouraged to create hand‐sewn hearts, which are lovingly handcrafted with matching fabric, with one kept by the patient and the other given to the family member. The school was inspired by the original project launched by Shelagh’s Sewing Circle – a group ran by Ashgate volunteer Shelagh Cheetham, who supported the pupils throughout the creative process. The aim is that the hearts will provide comfort to those who may be unable to visit the hospice and encourage feelings of togetherness. Teacher at Hasland Junior School, Fran Lee, said: “I saw how Shelagh’s Sewing Circle had supported Ashgate Hospicecare and thought it was a fantastic way of contributing to the local community during such a challenging year. “Our focus has been on building mental health and wellbeing through the concept of 'giving'. The project provided an incredible opportunity to discuss with the children the role that volunteering plays in the community and how acts of kindness, however small, can make someone's day. “The whole school community takes great satisfaction in knowing that the hearts that we have created are making a big difference to the patients at Ashgate Hospicecare and their families.



"Thanks to Shelagh’s Sewing Circle for their support and guidance with this project and we look forward to working with them again in the future.” The children, both at home and in school, enjoyed making the hearts and practising their textiles skills and even took part in a dedicated day to the project called 'Helping Hearts'. The fabric hearts have also been made available across the charity’s 14 shops to offer comfort and support to grieving relatives donating their loved one’s possessions. Shelagh, a strong supporter of Ashgate for more than a decade after the hospice cared for her father‐in‐law, said: “We were so delighted when we saw that the teachers and pupils at Hasland Junior School wanted to support Shelagh’s Sewing Circle’s fabric hearts project. “Visiting your friends or family at the hospice and then leaving without them can be so difficult, but the hearts are a wonderful way to keep your loved ones by your side at all times – whether with us still or not. "Hasland Junior School’s contribution means more people will be able to spread love, kindness and offer comfort during these challenging and uncertain times. Everyone at Ashgate Hospicecare would like to thank them for their generosity and support.” Since the group started the project last year, more than 1,500 fabric hearts have been donated to the hospice to support patients and their families. To find out how you can support Ashgate Hospicecare, go to www.ashgatehospicecare.org.uk

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Fantastic facilities at Hasland Club The Hasland Working Men’s Club has undergone a lot of refurbishment lately. It’s all part of a larger plan masterminded by the Club committee and the ‘Friends of Hasland Club’. I spoke to Andy Mallender about the changes and what they mean for the community. “Five years ago the club was facing some difficult decisions. We even had an offer to purchase from a supermarket chain, but declined. The Club committee acted quickly, analysing their suppliers and looking at how they could achieve their goal of doubling the membership of the club. A few of us set up a ‘Friends’ group to discuss and plan what we could do to save the club for the village. What followed was remarkable and eventually the club returned to profitability thanks to their efforts including: • Booking quality Tribute acts, such as The Bohemians and N’Oasis, that had the place rocking. • Offering a selection of real ales for which the club won CAMRA awards. • Installing a massive BIG screen to front Sky Sports For the members. • Repaying all outstanding loans. • Resolving never to be tied to a brewery again as it slowed down their full independence. “Eventually the membership trebled rather than doubled. Spurred on and with a stable base from which to proceed the club looked at what they could now offer the wider community. They started to think about creating a Hasland Community Hub. The Grassland Hasmoor Big Local Lottery fund team wanted to help with this and a new action group was formed as ‘Friends of Hasland Community Club, of which I am the chairperson. We began to look for investment from local groups and the council to update the spaces in the club and create a venue which could be rented by anyone and used for community groups and clubs. “Fast forward four years and we now have an amazing usable space which can be shaped to fit any event or meeting. The recently installed soundproof foldaway doors have opened up the space in so many ways. They cost around £30000, around two thirds of which came from the Big Local and then from our fundraising and local councils. The final £10000 funding of this space came from the National Lottery Awards For All, which has allowed us to re‐plaster the walls, replace radiators and lighting. “The space can be rented in three different way ‐ the meeting room side with chairs and tables, the stage and dance floor side, or both together as a large function room. This is ideal for parties and celebrations. We can also arrange a disco if required. Saturday nights are usually reserved for Hasland Club events so are not available. “The Big Local are now based here and rent the space from us from Monday to Friday 9am ‐ 5pm. Within those times rental of the space should be arranged with them. Rental before 9am and after 5pm through the week, Saturdays before 7pm or on Sundays should be arranged with Hasland Club. There are special rates for community groups as well as rates for commercial use. We currently have many community groups utilising the space including Peak Rail, Chesterfield Drivers Association and dancing classes. The Big Local offer many community events and meetings including Chair Based Exercises, Coffee Tea and IT and Derbyshire Unemployed Workers Centre advice sessions. “The old committee room has become the office for the Big Local and renamed the ‘Gill Horn room’ after a much missed member of the community and Big Local team. “Future plans include refurbishment of the upstairs rooms, including making them accessible. There are also plans to make the toilets accessible directly from the function rooms. “All in all £160000 will have been invested in Hasland Club by the Big Local, Chesterfield Council, Derbyshire County Council, Foundation Derbyshire, Grassland Hasmoor Futures and the Bruce Wake charitable trust to name just a few.” This is an amazing local project, achieved by passionate community groups and individuals working together. Their determination to save the club and provide a community space is inspiring. I can’t wait to watch the facilities develop and come to life.

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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.

The benefits of joining a team The past 18 months have been a real test for everyone during the Covid‐19 Pandemic. General health has declined and there has been a vast increase in mental health conditions diagnosed. A lack of socialisation and physical activity have certainly contributed to this. Personally, for me lockdown has been tricky. Both my physical and mental health has suffered as a consequence and one thing that I have missed is playing my beloved sport‐ ice hockey. The sport is well and truly engrained into my DNA. I was introduced to it as a receptive 5‐year‐old when watching the Sheffield Steelers at the Sheffield Arena. In football terms, the Steelers are the Manchester United of British ice hockey. A real storied franchise with a rich history of winning. I started playing the sport at a relatively older age (16 years old) but haven’t looked back since. Fast forward 18 years and I’m still playing, albeit six major injuries later but with the same enthusiasm I had when I first stepped onto the ice. The physicality, speed and skill of the sport are certainly something I enjoy, but for me, the best thing is the camaraderie and atmosphere of sharing the ice with 25 players each week of different ages, backgrounds and abilities. I’ve found that being part of a team can sometimes

have teething problems, but the benefits certainly outweigh the negatives. I’ve outlined some of the benefits below. A sense of belonging A team sport creates a sense of identity and belonging due to having a common, shared interest and you become a collective group all working towards the same goal. This is particularly important if you have been feeling lonely or isolated or a sense of helplessness‐something many people have felt in the past 18 months. Although some players may be more skillful than others, without each and every player, the goal would take far longer to reach. You rely on your teammates and they rely on you. Improving problem‐solving skills Working through problems and weaknesses within your team is crucial to the success of the club. Your teammates and coaching staff will work with you to help solve problems as you are all working towards the same shared goal. These skills can help you in other parts of your life such as work and relationships. Improving social and communication skills Playing a team sport can vastly improve your social and communication skills. If you feel nervous or anxious in social situations, being part of a team allows you to confront these fears

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Beautiful summer gardens One of the most important jobs this month is to ensure plants never go short of water, especially those that have been planted recently or in tubs and baskets. It is detrimental to plants to apply only sufficient water to wet the soil surface, always give a good drench and it will soak well down into the soil. Cut Sweet Pea flowers regularly and continue to remove faded flowers to promote more flower growth until the end of the season. To deadhead Roses always cut at an angle at the next leaf joint down from the flower. Many rock garden plants become straggly even if they are cut back hard after flowering. Plants of this type like Rock Rose and Dianthus can be renewed with young plants grown from cuttings taken this month. Make the cuttings 2‐3” long from young non‐flowering shoots removed with a 'heel' or just below a leaf joint. Insert the cuttings into a frame or cloche in soil enriched with peat or sand, so it is well drained , with a layer of sharp sand or grit over the surface. Make holes with a dibber and insert cuttings about 2” apart. Shade well from bright sunlight until the cuttings have rooted, when the glass can be removed. Keep well watered and damp during hot weather. Summer prune vigorous shrubs and climbers and semi ripe cuttings can be taken at the same time. There is still time to layer many shrubs and Rhododendrons and Azaleas can be propagated this way. Air layering is a slightly skilled job and can be tried on Magnolias. Take a stem that is slightly 'leggy' making a sloping upward cut in the bare stem, severing halfway. Dust this with rooting powder and surround with damp moss or peat, keep in place with a polythene wrap secured with 'gaffa tape'. If the seal is airtight rooting should occur. If plants of Border Carnations layered last month have rooted, sever them from the parent but leave for another month before transplanting. It is not too late to layer more plants. Plant Madonna Lilies as early in the month as possible to bloom next year. Position in a sunny place where the soil is rich, spacing the bulbs about 8” apart and 2“ deep. This is one of the few Lilies that should be planted near the surface. Plant Autumn Crocuses and Nerines. Prune trained fruit trees and Wisteria by cutting back six leaves to the main stem. Cut back Lavender and Buddleia as the flowers fade. Trim hedges before growth begins to slow down. If you have Strawberries peg down the runners to create new plant season. September is the ideal month to make a lawn from seed. Fork over all the area and remove any perennial weeds, roots large stones and any other debris. Tread the soil to firm it and then rake over to remove any lumps or hollows.

Push the rake to and fro until no particle on the top 1/2” surface layer is larger than a pea. Apply and rake in pre‐seeding fertilizer mixture and a week later rake again before sowing seed at 1‐2 ounces per square yard. if the weather is very dry water during the cooler parts of the day. Established lawns could also do with some attention, rake all over to get out the thatch and moss and dig out any weeds with a daisy grubber. Take cuttings of bedding plants before the frosts arrive, lots of perennial plants will survive the winter but if you have any that you really enjoy it is always better to have some cuttings . Choose a strong healthy shoot about 3” long and trim just below a leaf joint, remove the bottom leaves and plunge into a fungicide solution and then dip the cut ends into hormone rooting powder. put these into plant pots filled with peat free compost and vermiculite and keep in a cool frost free place to grow on. Plants to propagate are Fuchsias, Abutilons, Diascias and Osteospernums. Cuttings can also be taken from Roses, cut a healthy shoot about 8‐9” long and plant into a well dug piece of ground with a little sharp sand added and leave until next year when new plants can be transplanted. Prune Rambler Roses, which have only one flowering period and produce long arching growths. After flowering remove as much of the old flowered growths as possible to leave long young shoots rising from the base, these will need to be tied into a support. If bulbs you have ordered have arrived these can be planted this month, except Tulips and Hyacinths which are best planted in November. If you are planting between spring bedding plants these should be planted first. Use either a long trowel or bulb planter and plant in clumps for a better show. The easy way to know how deep to plant is roughly 3 times the size of the bulb. If you want to grow Hyacinths for Christmas make sure you buy specially prepared bulbs and plant no later than the middle of this month. Evergreen shrubs can be planted this month. Dig the soil well adding well rotted compost and manure. Acid loving plants like Rhododendrons and Heathers appreciate generous amounts of peat worked into the top soil. Choose an open site for Carnations and Pinks and fork over adding well rotted compost and manure. The plants should be lifted with a good root ball and carefully transplanted to the new site. Save ripe seed from your favourite flowers and store in paper bags until ready to sow next year. You can also divide hardy perennials. Dig up the complete plant and cut into as many sections as you require and plant in different parts of the garden.

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The Mayor’s reflections Back in November, my Consort and I were honoured to be invited to Spital Cemetery during Remembrance week to remember the fallen. We have plans to visit Spital again in the near future to attend the unveiling of a blue plaque in memory of Anne Fletcher, who was a local resident of the area and worked as a nurse during World War One. Anne sadly died aged 27 when she contracted TB whilst nursing at the East Leeds War Hospital (now known as the Second Northern General Hospital). The Friends of Spital Cemetery have worked very hard to secure both the plaque and funding for urgent repairs to Anne’s final resting site, befitting of someone who made an enormous sacrifice for her country. One cannot help but see the similarities between the loss of Anne Fletcher owing to tuberculosis back in World War One, and the loss that we have all recently suffered of many of our brilliant doctors and nurses during the Coronavirus pandemic. Even in the modern age of today and with medicinal science at the forefront of our hopes of a way out of this war, our country has paid the ultimate price whilst fighting the war against Coronavirus. It was therefore both our honour and privilege to pay our respects on the first ever NHS, Social Care and Frontline Workers Day on Monday 5th July. Alongside the Chief Executive of Chesterfield Royal Hospital, Angie Smithson and her colleagues, we observed a two minutes silence to remember all those we have lost during the pandemic and to pay tribute to our fantastic NHS, social care and frontline workers that have gone above and beyond the call of duty to keep our country running during the last eighteen months. Whilst we were at the Hospital we visited the Mayor’s Garden, which is an outdoor area inside the hospital that’s been planted with flowers and shrubs. It has a seating area so that both patients and staff can escape the stresses of the day and enjoy a few minutes of solitude. When Councillor Maureen Davenport was Mayor of Chesterfield in 2017, with Hasland resident, Mrs Liz Frear as her Mayoress, this garden was

News from Spital Cemetery Spital Cemetery has had close links over the years with the rivers Hipper and Rother which run parallel with Spital Lane at the bottom of the cemetery. Many of our permanent residents made their livings in the industries that sprang up on their banks ‐ silk, pottery, leather, engineering. The founders of Robinsons, John and Martha, are buried here. This industrial period in Chesterfield’s history may be over but the rivers were left damaged and polluted. A few years ago Don Catchment Rivers Trust started work to return health to the rivers in and around Chesterfield. Here, in the cemetery, they have installed new bird and bat boxes, organised and helped with bat walks and tree identification sessions. All part and parcel of the many sided work of DCRT. Residents in Hasland may be aware of their Natural Flood Management and habitat improvement scheme at Grassmoor Country Park. As we write this they are about to launch their Hidden Heritage Walking Trails. Check out https://dcrt.org.uk for more information. In August and September DCRT have organised two evening bat walks starting in Spital Cemetery. We will seek out the bat population along the Rother and Hipper. Armed with a few bat detectors we’ll be in with a 40

supported by the Mayor’s Charity Appeal. A few years have passed since then, and we are delighted to report that it is still looking fantastic. We would like to say a huge thank you to the groups of community volunteers that come together to ensure the care and maintenance of the town’s green areas. They dedicate hours of their time and expertise to raising money, organising events, and making our community a better place. Many of these volunteers work hard litter picking, clearing rubbish to make areas tidy and safe for everyone to enjoy. I implore everyone enjoying these areas to please be mindful of taking their rubbish home to dispose of, or placing it in a bin, so that we are all able to enjoy them. Please remember that if you don’t pick up your litter, someone else has too – often this person will be a volunteer. It is nice to leave the area tidy, so that the next person along is able to enjoy it just as much. As lockdown restrictions continue to ease, both my Consort and I are very much looking forward to being more involved in upcoming community events that are slowly being planned for later in the year. We will be attending the Community Gala Day in Eastwood Park in August and we are so excited to once again be invited to see the Phoenix Concert Band perform at Hasland Village Hall. Keith and I hope that you enjoy the sunshine over the summer months, and we are looking forward to catching up with our friends and relatives in Hasland and Spital very soon. Councillor Glenys Falconer, Mayor of Chesterfield

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harsher punishment for stalkers A huge petition is being circulated around our area asking for increased penalties for stalking and harassment. I spoke to the founder, Jackie Barnett‐Wheatcroft, about her decision to start the petition and to seek ‘Gracie’s Law’. “I started to consider the problems with current law a while ago because I had heard so many stories of domestic violence and harassment. I’ve also experienced it myself. When I heard about the tragic death of Gracie Spinks I was determined to take action. I asked Gracie’s family if they would be comfortable with the name ‘Gracie’s Law’ for our campaign and they gave me their permission to go ahead. “I’ve looked at the guidelines that the crown prosecution service are given for convictions and it’s just doesn’t seem right. The rules seem to revolve around the changes that the victim should make to their life to avoid harassment. It’s just not how it should be. The changes that we are seeking would mean that the victim kept their rights and the perpetrator’s rights would be taken away. “Our proposal is that when a victim reports a stalker to the police then action begins straight away. The police should go to the person and tell them that they’ve been reported as a stalker. They should be cautioned or arrested straight away and told to keep away from the victim. The victim should then be told to immediately take out a restraining order so that if the person comes near them again they will be tagged Jackie Barnett‐ or monitored. Of course the victim will still Wheatcroft need to be cautious but action will be in

place straight away. We are looking for harsher punishments too and custodial sentences if the victims life is threatened. “We are asking everyone to sign our petition to support Gracie’s Law. There are currently 100s of copies throughout our region so it should be accessible to everyone. My fellow organiser Viky Muddimen is currently hoping to set up an online parliamentary petition for anyone that hasn’t signed a paper version. Please keep an eye on the Facebook page for updates on that. You can also follow our progress and find out more by joining the Facebook Group ‘Gracie’s Law.’ “So many individuals, businesses, shops, restaurants, salons and more have offered us their help and support. We need enough signatures to submit the petition to the government for them to change the law. I’ve been inspired by the story of Ann Ming, an individual who managed to change the law and enable ‘double jeopardy’ where someone can be tried for the same crime twice. She succeeded and so will we.”

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Just a 20 minute drive from Chesterfield, Monsal Dale is a great place to explore without having to travel too far. Situated on the B6465 between Ashford in the Water (another stunningly beautiful place) and Wardlow, it’s a pleasant, scenic drive out from the centre of Chesterfield. A combination of the winding River Wye at the bottom of the steep dale, the stunning Headstone Viaduct, Hob’s House Cave and Fin Cop Hill are all elements that make Monsal Dale a must visit. It’s a true gem in the Peak District crown. The Headstone Viaduct was opened in 1863 and despite much criticism it remained opened for over 100 years. It is 300 feet long with five fifty feet arches and is 70 feet tall at it’s highest point. There are many great views of the viaduct, but personally, I prefer the view from the Monsal Head viewpoint and walking towards it from Monsal weir. Within the Monsal Dale is the highly popular Monsal Trail – an 8.5 mile traffic free path that runs between Combs Road in Bakewell and Blackwell Mill in Chee Dale. The path is a long the former Midland Railway Line which linked Manchester to London. The Duke of Devonshire refused permission for the line to run through his land close to Chatsworth House so it had to be re‐routed through the Wye Valley. The railway closed in 1968 and it was converted to a pedestrian trail 13 years later in 1981. The trail passes through some stunning White Peak scenery such as Blackwell Mill, Millers Dale, Monsal Dale, Cressbrook, Great Longstone and Hassop all along the route from Bakewell to Chee Dale. The trail runs through six railway tunnels with some almost half a kilometre long. Due to the tunnels being curved, it’s impossible to see one daylit opening from the other, adding to the mysterious atmospheric feel. There are several entrance points to the trail along it’s route and due to the trail being flat, it is perfect for wheelchair‐users. There are wheelchair‐ accessible ramps at Bakewell Station, Great Longstone Station, Millers Dale Station and Hassop Station.

For those wanting to visit who don’t mind a steep walk down to the trail, you can park in the Monsal Head Hotel Car Park (Pay & display) Postcode‐ DE45 1NL or you can always park in Bakewell to officially start the trail (ideal for wheelchair‐users). The postcode for the station car park is DE45 1GE. For keen stargazers, Monsal Head has stunning views across the Wye Valley and on a clear night (ideally a new moon) you can have great starry skies. Whatever time of day you choose, the views and scenery around Monsal Dale are spectacular. 43

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Seren told her surprised Mum Kelly that she had bravely decided to cut off her waist length hair. Her plan was to donate it to the Little Princess Trust, meaning two charities would benefit. Mum Kelly told me “Seren adored her hair but was willing to do this for children who don’t get the choice of having long hair. She wanted to help make them feel like the princesses they are. She had a little wobble at one point so I said I’d do it with her in support. We decided that Seren would have a bob haircut and I would go for a short pixie cut. Colette’s Mobile hair kindly agreed to do the haircuts for us so we are really greatful to her for coming along. “Local groups are so vital to the community, giving children a chance to get together, have fun and learn new things. Supporting them at times like this is more important than ever! Between us we managed to donate 15 inches of hair to the Little Princess Trust and have raised over £500 for Cubs. We’d love it if we could raise even more though.” Well done Seren and Kelly too. You both look amazing! If you would like to donate you can do so via Paypal using Kelly’s email address: kellygibbons45@gmail.com.


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The Grassland Hasmoor Big Local ‘Community Hero’ awards were recently presented during the Big Local Open Forum at Grassmoor Community Centre. I was extremely happy and honoured to be presented with an award. I was nominated by Becky Lilleker in praise of the magazine continuing to deliver local news and updates during Covid. She felt it provided an outreach to those isolated during lockdown. Thank you so much! As well as my certificate I received a gift of chocolate (Hero’s), toiletries and candles. It was all very lovely. The other fantastic winners of the awards were Gail Booker, Sandria Mather, Pauline Young and Sue Kelsall.

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Keep fit, have fun, meet people, get out and about with Chesterfield Garland Dancers Angela from Chesterfield Garland Dancers recently invited me along to the group’s Saturday morning rehearsal in Eastwood Park. I soon spotted the group due to their beautiful bright costumes and amazing live band. The dancers were wearing bright red, green, yellow and blue and the four piece band consisted of banjo, Bodhran drum, melodeon and Anglo Concertina. Combined with the pretty sounds of bells and the clicking of the clogs this created a wonderful show. There are often even more dancers and band members including a fiddle and a guitar but some members were away on holiday. Formed in 1977, the group have been active for almost 45 years. Their long history has seen them take part in festivals all over the world including China, Namibia, Prague, Seattle and Chesterfield’s twin towns in France and Germany. These days (under normal circumstances) they attend a number of local festivals and other venues each year. This year should have seen them perform at Chesterfield Canal Festival and Ashover Festival but unfortunately these have been cancelled. Chesterfield Plastic Free Festival has also been postponed, however they are very much looking forward to appearing at Hasland Gala. They have also performed at private events in the past including weddings. From time to time they dance at a local pubs, entertaining the customers and then having a drink together. There is a great network of dancing groups in our wider area and the Garland Dancers often meet and perform with Winster Morris Dancers, Black Pig Border Morris Dancers, Ripley Green Garters, Anstey Royale Chalfont and many more. I asked group leader Irene what she enjoyed about Garland Dancing, she told me “We have a laugh as we perform together, it’s great fun. We don’t take ourselves too seriously but it’s great to continue the old traditional dances.” Angela added, “I love attending festivals with the group, we get to know new people and have fun ‐ with bells on!” Lockdown has been something of a challenge to the group as their dancing can involve sharing equipment or holding hands. However they have improvised and managed to adapt many of the dances to allow for social distancing so that the dance could still go on. The group love to dance outdoors whenever weather permits. From September to April they meet at the Methodist Church Hall on Jawbones Hill on Tuesdays from 7.30‐9.30pm. New members are always welcome and the group would love to see more people come along, either women to join in the dancing group or anyone to join the band. During August they will be holding open taster sessions at Holmebrook Valley Park. All are welcome (their oldest musician, Vera is 90 years old!) Details are on their website so if you’re interested in giving Garland Dancing a try why not go along? Under 16s are also welcome as long as a parent stays present. Visit the website for more info: www.chesterfieldgarland.org.uk or email: enquiry@chesterfieldgarland.org.uk

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The Chairman’s thoughts by Mike Goodwin What a season of highs and lows both on and off the field. It started on the 6th August last year when the community trust finally signed a deal to purchase Chesterfield Football Club after a Covid rollercoaster in terms of negotiations. It was a really proud moment for me personally to be in a position to help save our fantastic football club. All of the directors on the board knew that it was going to be a really difficult task but we were all excited to get started. Unfortunately that start was somewhat delayed because of Covid 19 and when it did start it was behind closed doors. This in itself brought numerous problems, none more pressing than finance. The season finally got underway at the beginning of October and by mid / late November we were sitting in the relegation zone ‐ not a great start. It was then that we naturally agreed to part ways with John Pemberton, the Manager. I have to say that John conducted himself impeccably and was a true gentleman. We then started the search for a new manager with the assistance of two old Chesterfield players ‐ Kevin Davies and Lee Turnbull. My thanks to both of them for their input and we appointed James Rowe last November. We started in great style for James with a win at Weymouth, followed on the Tuesday with a victory at Sutton. By Christmas we were in isolation from players testing positive. Two more isolations followed but didn’t stop us securing numerous victories and starting the climb up the table. A number of new faces came into the club and a few left. The two divisions below us were suspended in January reducing our chance of moving players out so we took the decision to furlough the players who were not required. I would like to stress that we didn’t take that decision lightly and certainly not before speaking with the National League who pointed out that a number of clubs were already doing it. In February we were doing brilliantly and then had a little hiccup but came back stronger. As March and April came it became apparent that we could possibly make the play offs. It was never going to be straightforward and went down to the last match at Halifax. What a game of changing fortunes that eventually went our way. The previous Saturday was a momentous occasion as well with supporters allowed back in the Technique Stadium for the first time in over a year. It was a great day with almost 3500 fans enjoying a 2‐1 victory over Dagenham. The result at Halifax meant that we finished 6th and put us into the play offs. A position we could have only dreamed about six months earlier. Our fate was to play at Notts County in a one off game with the winners

going to Torquay the following Saturday. What a great advert for National League football it was. It was a great occasion with both clubs showing that neither should be playing in this league. We eventually lost the match 20 seconds from the 90 minute finish. It was devastating because I felt we had done enough to win the game having taken the lead twice. I honestly believe that had it not been for the injuries to two of our players, especially our goalkeeper, that we would have Photograph by Tina Jenner prevailed. But it was not to be and we have to regroup and look forward to next season. It would be remiss of me not to mention the fantastic supporter base who have saved the club thousands of pounds by offering their services to carry out essential maintenance at the ground. The stadium is slowly getting back to its best. The pitch has been relaid and is looking amazing. James has made a number of new exciting signings and continues to improve the quality of the squad. Pre season training is well under way and things are taking shape. I fully expect a couple more players coming in and some departures as James shapes the way he wants to play. I know he has had quite a bit of heart searching around some of the departures because he brought some of these players to the club and feels a responsibility to them. We have announced friendlies against Alfreton, Matlock, Bradford, Aston Villa U23’s and Port Vale. There will be one more once it is agreed. We have also been fortunate to land a game between Norwich City and Coventry City. The club should benefit tremendously from this as we fully expect to stream the game. Finally I am looking forward to what I hope will be a memorable season and hoping that we hit the ground running at Aldershot on Saturday 21st August.

BLOCKBUSTER TURNOUT FOR CLUB AT OPEN TRAINING SESSIONS Over 200 young footballers, ranging from mini kickers to open age adults, enjoyed four nights of football at the Hasland School Fields in July. As part of Hasland Community Football Club's 'open training' sessions, players and parents took part in six hours of football in total ‐ over four different evenings. Formerly known as trials, the club hosts the sessions every year to give children and young adults from around Hasland the opportunity to try out and join its 20 teams. Ran not for profit, entirely by volunteers and in line with the latest COVID‐19 regulations and guidance, there were as many as 18 sessions running on any one night ‐ with spectators able to take advantage of food and refreshments from the club's cabin. The club also had a wide range of its merchandise ‐ which includes hats, gloves, shirts and notebooks ‐ available for people to buy. "Seeing so many players enjoying their football, in the good weather and after such a difficult 18 months, was fantastic," said Ash Meredith, Under 11 Manager and long‐serving committee member. "We're really proud of how this club has grown in recent years and the attendance at the open sessions is a clear demonstration of that. "As a club we are now providing regular football, and all the benefits that come with that, to over 200 children and young adults from the local area. Long may it continue!" 46

Take care ‐ Mike Goodwin.

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