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ISSUE 18 Oct / Nov 2021


Artwork ‐ Another rainy day in Chesterfield ‐ by Matt Cockayne 5300 copies delivered to Hasland, Winsick, Corbriggs, Spital, Hady and Herriott Drive Estate.


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Welcome to Hasland Magazine I hope everyone enjoyed their summer time! I certainly did. I’ve been super busy since though with another jam‐packed edition full of local news and businesses. Thanks so much to everyone who has contributed news, updates, blogs or advertising for their support. I love our cover artwork this issue. Thanks to Matt Cockayne of Goo Design for allowing us to share his amazing work. You can read all about Matt’s art on page 15. I really hope he creates some Hasland art soon. Don’t miss the great competition to win an A2 print of ‘Chesterfield Skyline’. I’ve been on some fantastic ‘research’ trips this month... including a trip to Drone Valley Brewery in Unstone ‐ who knew that they run on a not for profit basis and regularly contribute to local charities? I loved my visit to the repair café at Cross Street Baptist Church. Such an amazing initiative to help people to mend not replace. I also enjoyed the presentation of the photographs and winners of the Big Local Photography competition ‐ there were some fabulous entries. We have lots more community news for you too ‐ our community continues to thrive and support each other and we have so much going on!


Would you like to advertise in the next issue? This magazine is delivered bimonthly to 5300 homes and businesses in Hasland, Winsick, Corbriggs, Spital, Hady and Herriott Drive estate. Let us take your business there too! Advert prices include design of your ad if required. A proof will be sent to you for approval before the ad is printed. There is no ongoing commitment required ‐ give it a try! Advert prices are very competitive: NEW Classified section ad 60mm x 52mm £25 1/8 A4 page ‐ design and proof included £40 1/4 A4 page ‐ design and proof included £70 1/2 A4 page ‐ design and proof included £130 Full A4 page ‐ design and proof included £220 Double page ‐ design and proof included £380 Advertising in the magazine is a great way to generate interest from this area or to make people aware of your business. Design visits can be arranged if you would like to discuss your advertising on your business premises. Photos can also be taken for your ad at no extra charge.

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‘Gracie’s Law’ update

from Jackie Barnett‐Wheatcroft

The campaign continues for harsher punishment for stalkers and for ‘Gracie’s Law’. The petition is now available to sign online and is well on it’s way to 50000 signatures! However we still need people to sign and to share the QR link to everyone they know so that they can sign it too! This kind of behaviour will never end unless we as a community ‐ as a country ‐ do something about it. Please share the QR code to make it super easy to sign online!

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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 ‐ Friday 1st October Comedy at the Club ‐ Patrick Monahan. Hasland Club Saturday 2nd October Massa ‐ Live Music at Hasland Club 9pm Fri 8th October Northern Soul ‐ Hasland Club 8pm ‐ All welcome. Saturday 9th October Electrik Vinyl ‐ Live Music at Hasland Club 9pm Saturday 16th October The Pulse ‐ Live Music at Hasland Club 9pm Friday 22nd October Think Fest! (see ad) from 3pm ‐ Winding Wheel. Saturday 23rd October Platinum Rocks Chesterfield ‐ Live Music at Hasland Club 9pm Saturday 30th October The Grits ‐ Live Music at Hasland Club 9pm Sunday 31st October Halloween Disco at Hasland Club 4‐6pm (see ad) 2nd to 13th November ‐ Tuesday to Saturday each week Blackadder II. Hasland Playhouse Theatre. Box office 01246 272271 or Saturday 6th November Defacto ‐ Live Music at Hasland Club 9pm Fri 12th November Northern Soul ‐ Hasland Club 8pm ‐ All welcome. Saturday 13th Nov The Super:Kings ‐ Live Music at Hasland Club 9pm Saturday 20th Nov The Modest ‐ Live Music at Hasland Club 9pm Saturday 27th Nov Jammin’Dodgers ‐ Live Music at Hasland Club 9pm Saturday 4th Dec Suffrajetz - 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 ‐ 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: Aurora Choir Loundsley Green Community Centre 7.30pm. Call Dawn on 07810 892978. 4

EVERY TUESDAY 1st Hasland Brownies Hasland Methodist Church 6‐7.15pm ‐ Guides Hasland Methodist Church ‐ 7‐8.45pm Brownies Hasland Youth Centre ‐ 6‐7.30pm Guides Hasland Youth Centre ‐ 7.30‐9pm Community Choir Hasland Methodist Church (term time) 7pm‐8.30pm. £5. Christina McKechnie 0776 3308773. Buggy Fitness ‐ 1.30pm at Eastwood Park. Visit: or Whatsapp Manda on: 07768 390581. Chesterfield Garland Dancers: all welcome ‐ dancers and musicians. Please check our website for further information, or email on Hasland Community FC Mini Kickers Eastwood Park. For ages 4‐6. £3 per session. visit 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 & Kids running Club Avenue Car Park 6.30pm‐7.30pm with Cannon Events. Email: Set Tuesdays: Mobile Library ‐ 26th Oct & 23rd Nov. Hasland Eastwood Park Drive 1.50pm ‐ 3.20pm. Hady Hady Hill 3.30pm‐4pm & Hady Lane 4.05pm ‐ 4.20pm.

Adult Running Club Chesterfield FC Hub 6.30pm with Cannon Events. Email: Georgia Bird Foundation Youth Choir Holy Trinity Church S41 PG 5.30‐6.30pm Email: Every other Wednesday from 6th October Crafty Chit Chat ‐ Hasland Methodist Church 7‐10pm ‐ Friendly, welcome group. Angela Goggins 01246 203035 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: 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 ‐ Yoga Hasland Methodist Church ‐ 7pm‐8.15pm. Contact Rachel Longmate 07850 055803 or email 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. 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. Coffee Shop at Wesley’s ‐ Hasland Methodist Church ‐ 9.30am‐12.30pm. A variety of homemade cakes and refreshments. All welcome. Angela Goggins ‐ Tel: 01246 203035 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: 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:

Every Third Tuesday of each month from 20th July: 7.30pm Peak Railway Association Hasland Working Mens Club. Email: or phone: 01246 236749. EVERY WEDNESDAY Rainbows Hasland Methodist Church ‐ 5.15‐6.30pm ‐ 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.

Zumba with Lisa Wednesday evenings 6.15‐7.00pm and Saturday mornings 10.00‐10.45 in the marquee at The Badger Inn, Brockwell Lane. £3 per class. Suitable for all levels of fitness. Call Lisa on 07843 080858 for more info




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What’s On

Baby & Toddler Sessions

Senior Citizens Working Group The Hub @ The Club, inside Hasland Club (formerly Hasland Working Men’s Club)

Special bonding time with your little one from six weeks old.

Coffee, Tea & IT 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month, 10am ‐ 12noon ‐ ‘Drop In’ Bring your own device and discover how to develop your IT skills. Come along and try something new.

‘Learn My Way’ Computer awareness from the Good Things Foundation Online Centre 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month, 10am ‐ 12noon. Appointment only. Would you like to improve your use and understanding of a digital device: computer, laptop, or ipad? Try our new one to one instruction for beginners and absolute beginners. Contact Philip on 07759795927 or 01246 239897 to book.

Strictly No Falling: chair based exercise 1st, 3rd & 5th Thursday of the month 10am to 12noon

Generation Games: Indoor Bowls and Kurling 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month 10 a.m. to 12 noon Come along and enjoy some super fun, excellent company and great social time, £1 donation Contact Philip on 07759795927 or 01246 239897 Other activities will resume soon! Watch this magazine, take a look at the GHBL Website: and see the community notice board outside The One Stop shop for more information.

Visit for updates & details

Call 01246 208995 or email to book your place or for more info.

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: African & Caribbean Community Association Unit 2, Penmore Business Suite, Saxton Close,Hasland S41 0SJ

Coffee Shop at Wesley’s is back! Hasland Methodist Church ‐ Saturdays 9.30am ‐ 12.30pm A variety of homemade cakes & refreshments including light snacks and a choice of teas, coffees & squash served in a friendly relaxed atmosphere. Children made welcome We thank the teams of volunteers, who serve every Saturday, and we always welcome any new helpers

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

Looking for a new flame? Alpha are proud to introduce our new fire and stove display inside our large showroom, just off Storforth Lane. We offer a wide range of Dimplex fires and stoves to suit all budgets, all of which can be demonstrated in store by our expert team. We are also HETAS registered and happy to offer advice on which fires will suit the needs of your home. Expert installation is available if required. Many Dimplex fires offer Opti-myst technology which produces a realistic smoke effect using water, including the beautiful Talia Opti-myst suite (top left). We are currently the only store in our area to have this on display in our showroom. The Dimplex Glencoe Chrome (top right) offers an amazing 3D flame effect and a choice of crystal or pebble bed. Our stove range includes solid fuel and electric options. The fabulous Chavalier Opti Flame is a stunning option if you love the look of a stove but the convenience of electric.

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News from Please keep an eye on our Facebook page and notice boards for updates.

Hasland Club is a community resource, committed to providing a safe environment for our members to meet and socialise. Along with live music, pool and snooker, we now can offer a range of meeting rooms for any occasion, available for hire at affordable prices. 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 2 recently recovered full size snooker tables at only £2.40 per hour and pool at only 10p per game !

Events at Hasland Club Fri 1st Oct Sat 2nd Oct Fri 8th Oct Sat 9th Oct Sat 16th Oct Sat 23rd Oct Sat 30th Oct Sat 6th Nov Fri 12th Nov Sat 13th Nov Sat 20th Nov Sat 27th Nov Sat 4th Dec

COMEDY AT HASLAND CLUB Patrick Monahan - not to be missed! (ticketed) Massa - 9pm. Northern Soul 8pm. All welcome. Always a Electrik Vinyl - 9pm great The Pulse - 9pm selection Platinum Rocks Chesterfield - 9pm of up to The Grits - 9pm 6 cask ales Defacto - 9pm Northern Soul 8pm. All welcome. The Super:Kings - 9pm Hasland Club The Modest - 9pm & Community Hub Jammin’ Dodgers - 9pm Hampton Street S41 0LH Suffrajetz - 9pm

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‘Aurora are a fabulous group of ladies who share their passion for singing with each other. Although we strive to be our best, there is no pressure put on us‐the most important thing is that we have fun through our music and friendship. New members are always welcomed and soon feel part of our family! If you enjoy singing what are you waiting for? Come and join us‐its one of the best things I ever did.’


‘I hadn't sung in a choir since I was at school, so I was full of trepidation. Everyone was so welcoming and friendly and I realised that you don't have to be Maria Callas to sing with a choir. I practice when I'm cooking or doing the ironing. I have been a member of Aurora for 12 years and love performing at our concerts. Audiences are so appreciative and I think we sound quite good’.


'I wanted to meet people and I wanted to sing and I thought the best way of doing that was to join a choir. I've made lots of friends from different walks of life and the camaraderie is very good. It doesn't matter what's gone on that day, you start singing and it's all forgotten for a couple of hours. I find singing very therapeutic. I've got chronic asthma and my lung function has improved since I've been singing regularly'.

We meet at Loundsley Green Community Centre at 7.30pm each Monday All members are currently COVID testing themselves prior to meeting in order to keep each other as safe as possible.

Contact Dawn Tel: 01246 863175 • Mob: 0781 089 2978 email: www.aurora‐ 10

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Cannon Events

Tuesdays 6.30pm Meet at The Avenue Car Park. Mon & Weds 6.30pm Weds includes Couch to 5K. Meet at Chesterfield FC Hub. Thurs 6.30pm

Now includes Couch to 5K club All levels of fitness welcome. Meet at Sharley Park Leisure Centre.

KIDS RUNNING CLUB Saturdays 9.30am-10.30am NEW - Tuesdays 6.30pm-7.30pm For ages 6-15. Parents / Guardians are welcome to join in FOC. Meet at The Avenue Car Park, Hornbeam Drive, off Derby Road (near Keir homes). All classes are £2 for members and £3 for non members. We have sub groups in each class for different abilities. The clubs are run by John Cannon, UK athletics qualified running coach with a long running career.


This exciting event is held on the last Sunday of every month. All are welcome to come and have a go at either distance. Strict event start time of 10am but please arrive early, from 9am, to register and prepare. Meet and register on the cricket field near Keir Homes, off Derby Road. If you are interested in joining our events or would like more information contact John Cannon at:


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Buying and selling with less stress! The prospect of buying or selling a home can be daunting, especially when you take into consideration all of the contributing factors that are ultimately out of your control. With this in mind, Richard Joy, Head of Residential Property at Banner Jones Solicitors, offers some top tips on how to minimise stress when moving house:

6. If you have a leasehold property to sell, it would be worth checking the number of years left of the lease. If it is below 100 years, you might find this is an issue as a buyer may not be able to get a mortgage on a property with such a short lease. We can help you either to buy your freehold or to extend your lease. Whether you are a looking to buy or sell a house in order to downsize, relocate or move up the property ladder, Banner Jones have one the largest residential property teams in the area and are here to help you every step of the way. With our new flying start portal, you don’t even need to visit our office, you can complete your ID check and fill out all of your initial forms safely online from the comfort of your home via a smartphone or tablet. To get started call our New Business Team. Article kindly written by Banner Jones Solicitors, 24 Glumangate, Chesterfield S40 1UA. Tel: 01246 511 296.

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The fantastic and vibrant cover artwork on this issue of the magazine is by talented artist and illustrator Matt Cockayne of Goo Design. Originally from Mosborough, Matt has lived in Chesterfield for ten years with his wife Lynsey. The couple recently moved to Hasland from Holmewood and are enjoying local life. I asked Matt why they chose Hasland, he said “Our wedding was at Heath Church with a reception in Eastwood Hall. We often visit Hasland shops and really like the area so decided it was the place for us to settle.” Matt started his journey as an artist over ten years ago when he wanted artwork to fill his own home. He found that the art that he liked was out of his budget so had a try at creating his own. He eventually made his work available to buy and the business has flown from there. He has now sold over 15000 prints of his artwork. When I asked about his love for art he said “I love drawing and always have. I go through stages of productivity where I’m prolific and in the zone, then take a break. I don’t often take commissions however I have been approached in the past to do things like album covers. I recently created a piece of art which is being produced on a huge scale to surround a building site in Ponds Forge. I love working for myself and creating what I want to create.” Formerly a graphic designer in the print industry, Matt now works from a custom created home studio, complete with large scale printer to produce his prints. Although he occasionally works in pencil the majority of his work is created digitally. Prints can be ordered in A4, A3 and A2 sizes so that they can easily be framed. Matt’s wife Lynsey, a Graphic Designer has now joined him in business, working from home full time to keep up with the popularity of the products. As well as Goo Design the couple run a second online business called Kick Off Store, producing unique stylised football gifts and art illustrated by Matt. Much of Matt’s initial artwork focused on iconic buildings in Sheffield including a series of popular pub prints based on the ‘Sheffield Ale Trail’ as well as Sheffield musicians, including of course Jarvis Cocker. Having relocated to Chesterfield he has created a series of art of our area, including ‘Another rainy day in Chesterfield’ as featured on our cover. His work also includes the fabulous

‘Chesterfield Skyline’ featured above. I asked Matt if we can expect to see any Hasland based work: “I’d like to draw Hasland Park as it’s a very special place to me, having had our wedding reception there. I often take my son Luka there to play football. I also plan to draw the High Street in some way as the buildings are lovely.” Matt’s current project is a series of works based on the Peak District. This already includes Boots Folly in Sheffield, Magpie Mine near Bakewell, Derwent Reservoir and Monsall Head. He told me “The new Peak District project is really exciting. They are mostly of places we have been that have had an impact on me. We love walking and being outside and have completed various walking challenges including the 3 Peaks. Lynsey recently completed a 25k run to Tideswell from Bakewell. I was meant to be taking part in a 100km walk over two days but unfortunately in January I broke my ankle very badly. I was stuck in bed for 3 months and needed extensive surgery and am still recovering.” I was amazed to discover that Matt has an incredible history of fundraising for charity. In 2018 he came up with the idea for ‘Bangers and Cash’ fundraising car rally. Along with a group of friends, he planned a route from Sheffield to Monte Carlo. They pitched their idea to the local council and then brought in Rebecca Staden, the creator of the Herd Elephant project in Sheffield and a friend of Matts who helped them with all of the planning. “Eventually the rally became a reality and 27 teams signed up, all sponsored by businesses. Each team was allocated an artist as a theme to decorate the bonnet of their car. These included Sheffield artists Jo Peel and Rob Lee who actually created their own themed bonnets. The rally visited Brussels, Lucerne, Strasbourg, Milan, Lake Como and Luxembourg en route to Monte Carlo. The event raised an astounding £115000 which was donated to Roundabout youth homelessness charity in Sheffield. The money eradicated the youth homelessness problem in Sheffield at that time. We planned to repeat the project with a different rally route to Munich in 2020 but had to postpone until further notice due to travel restrictions. Fingers crossed we’ll hit the road in Spring 2023.”

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Ale heaven at Drone Valley Brewery

I was recently introduced to Elaine Dennison at an event in Hasland. Elaine is a member of Drone Valley Brewery. I had heard of the brewery and their ales but I had no idea that it is run as a ‘community benefit society’ with profits donated to local charities. Elaine invited me along to meet the team and find out more. I took my Dad along and visited during opening hours of the ‘Drone Valley Tap’, the pop up pub which is now a permanent fixture at the brewery. I was driving but I knew he’d appreciate a pint of a great real ale. The pub area is really lovely and welcoming, a large marquee outside and a bar area inside the brewery with the ales on draft. They also serve a great range of wines and local spirits, including gins by Lockdown Distillery, based in Old Whittington. Dad sampled a pint of Coal Aston Porter and I taste tested a very small sample of the Derbyshire Blonde. I’d have loved to have sampled more and took some bottles home with me to try later! The ales are all named by the team and usually reflect a part of the local area such as the ‘Dronny Bottom Beer’ and the ‘Carr Lane Black Label’ (see what they did there...?). I met Ray and Craig, two of the team of brewers who create the ales. Craig told me “The brewery was founded in 2015 by a small group of friends, one of them a publican. The friends were looking for something to do with their time and shared a love of real ale so decided to launch a brewery and give profits to local charities. It took a good year to set up and they opened in 2016.” Fast forward a few years and there is now a group of around 50 volunteers as well as a small staff who receive a minimal wage to help to run the brewery. Some volunteers help out with the brewing, some with the packaging and some staff the bar. Many do a combination of all three! There is also an impressive wider membership of 670 people who have paid a £10 membership fee. Each member receives a £1 share in the brewery as well as discounts on their bottled beers. Membership also includes regular email updates and an invite to committee meetings. A handful of members have also invested in the brewery to help it to grow. Ray offered me a tour of the brewery and I was fascinated as I’d never seen inside one before. We looked at the kit and tanks used in the brewing process and enjoyed the smell of the hops. Upstairs there was a vast range of local hops in sacks, including Green Man hops, grown in Dronfield by a member of the brewery. Ray told me that they are kept on the mezzanine floor following a catastrophic flood in 2019 which left the brewery under 7ft of water and resulted in the loss of thousands of pounds worth of stock, as well as a massive clean up operation. Each ale has a secret combination of hops to give it a distinctive taste. All of the ales and lager produced at the Brewery are also vegan friendly! I asked Ray about the charity contributions the team have made: “We have bought a lot of kit for our local primary school, fun items to enhance the learning experience. In the past we have contributed to the local adult and childrens hospices and purchased equipment for First Responders. We bought a load of camping gear for Henry Fanshaw school so that they could take part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme.” The team can often be found at local events, including the recent Tapton Lock Festival, garden fetes and village fairs. They can offer a private bar service if required too. If you’d like to visit the bar it’s open from 4pm‐8pm on Fridays and 12noon‐8pm on Saturdays. There are always a couple of draft ales on offer as well as a wide range of bottled ales plus the newest addition, a 16

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Thank you Tony Tony Mason, our long servicing School Crossing Patrol, sadly passed away in September. He was a lovely man and will be remembered with fondness by many people within the community of Hasland. He was extremely dedicated to his role helping our young children to cross the road and stay safe for many years, come rain or shine! Tony enjoyed talking to the staff and children about his love for trains and always had lots of interesting stories to share. He was very proud of his family and enjoyed talking about them and sharing their achievements.

Tony will be missed by everyone at Hasland Infant School.

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Meet the team at Derbyshire LGBT+ Derbyshire LGBT+ have a team of staff and volunteers here to support you. Here is an introduction to the staff and their roles! The Management Team Ian Robson is our CEO and it’s his responsibility to secure funding for the organisation and our strategic planning. He works closely with our board of Trustee’s. Ian has a passion for LGBT+ history, and strongly believes that we cannot look forward in our fight for equality without acknowledging the past. Ryan Whittington is our Manager and his responsibility is to manage the staff and the day to day running of our centres. Ryan’s passion is Sexual Health ‐ he is the person you will meet if you come to access our sexual health services.

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Now our team of Project Officers and Project Assistants would like to introduce themselves! John Yates Harold Project Officer and Community Hate Crime Advocate: “I work with colleagues to support anyone coming to the Chesterfield Centre for drop‐in and I also support clients coming for 1‐to‐1 support. “I run our monthly Golden Rainbows group for LGBT+ people over 50. The John group is one of our social support groups and Golden Rainbows is specifically designed to help reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation. As Hate Crime Advocate, I support victims of hate crime across the county. Zeno I help them record what has happened and facilitate access to a range of partner organisations who can provide specialist support should the victim decide this is what they want.” Liam Littlejohn Project Officer ‐ Youth “Hello there, my name is Liam and I am a Project Officer running the Youth Services here at Derbyshire LGBT+. This position has allowed me to combine my love for my community, my passion for working alongside the youth and my background in performance, into a role that is a dream for me. Previously I have run and taught at summer camps in Italy, teaching English as a second language through drama & performance and have done freelance work for LGBT+ theatre companies and festivals. Char “I can usually be found with a coffee in my hand and a song in my head. Our Chesterfield & Zoom youth groups are very popular and they are open to all those aged 13‐19 who identify as LGBT+”. If you would like support Char Dickins Project Assistant ‐ Women’s Worker please contact us on “Hi, I’m Char and I am currently the Women’s Worker for Derbyshire LGBT+. If or call on you’re over 18 and an LGBT+ woman in Chesterfield who is looking to meet 01332 207704. likeminded people, I run one Women’s Group a month at our Chesterfield Our Chesterfield Centre is located at centre on a Monday evening. We discuss all things related to being an LGBT+ 51 Rutland Road. Pop into one of our woman! I can also provide one to one support either at our Chesterfield centre community cafe’s, Tuesday 10am to or on Zoom. 1pm or Thursdays 1pm to 4pm. We’d “Please get in touch if you’d like any more info, my email is love to see you there!’. Derbyshire LGBT+ is the Zeno Gaertner ‐ Project Assistant‐ Trans Project only specific support “My name is Zeno, and I run the trans‐specific services for Derbyshire LGBT+. In service in Derbyshire the Chesterfield centre, I run a Trans Community Support Group once a month, offering support with which is simultaneously run online for those who are unable to attend LGBT+ issues. in‐person. Founded in 1983 their aim is to support anyone who is Lesbian, “The support group is a space for service users to socialise with other people in Gay, Bisexual and Transgender or anyone who is having issues the transgender community. We also facilitate more in‐depth discussions about with their sexual orientation or gender identity, this includes issues facing the community and plan to put on different types of events and family and friends. sessions that will be both fun and beneficial. Their website explains: ‘Derbyshire LGBT+ aims to support “As well as this group, once a week I assist with the drop‐in sessions in anyone with LGBT+ issues, that means that if you self‐identify as Chesterfield. These are run for people within the LGBT+ community to come heterosexual and cisgender, you would be very welcome to come into the centre and speak with the staff and other community members. These and have a chat and a cuppa at our drop in, give us a call, or send sessions provide an opportunity for service users to socialise with members of us an e‐mail. We aim to increase understanding about LGBT+ their community and to receive support for any issues they may be issues, whether you are questioning, gay, straight, lesbian, experiencing.” bisexual, transgender or have purple spots or are thinking of trying orange ones. If you have a question about anything LGBT+, Our Admin and Finance Officer Melvyn can be found at our Derby Centre and we will do our best to help.’ is responsibility is looking after all the admin for Derbyshire LGBT+. 22


NEWS FROM YOUR DERBYSHIRE COUNTY COUNCILLOR Serving the communities of St Leonard and St Helens in Chesterfield

Blue plaque presentation I recently attended the unveiling of a commemorative blue plaque in memory of Anne Veronica Fletcher of the Territorial Force Nursing Service. Anne is interred in Spital Cemetery. She was born in 1891 and died at home in March 1918, aged 27. Her family lived at number 7 Spital Gardens, where the plaque is now positioned. The celebration of Anne’s work was a great event. I’d like to extend my thanks to Liz Cook of The Friends of Spital Cemetery for organising the event.

Working with our schools I have been working with schools in my constituency to consider how to improve awareness of the local council. I think it is very important that they understand Constitution and what the role of a councillor is. I also visited Spire School during Black History Month to talk about black history to the children.

Improving community and police relations I am hoping that a member of the local police force wil be in attendance at our upcoming open surgeries. I’d really like to improve the communication and relations between our community and the police force. You can bring your issues to the session and discuss them in person.

CONTACT ME! There are various ways that you can contact me: Phone: 07773 744696 Email: You can write to me at Derbyshire County Council, Matlock, DE4 3AG You can also send a direct message via my social media accounts below:

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At a DCC council meeting in Matlock; Attending the Blue Plaque unveiling with Councillors Jenny Flood and Kate Sarvent; The international Day of peace, celebrated in Chesterfield and organised by Chesterfield CND.

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Less waste, less pollution, less money! The drop in event takes place at Cross Street Baptist Church (S40 4ST) on the 3rd Saturday of each month from 10am until 1pm with ‘last orders’ at 12.30pm. Organiser Margaret Hersee invited me along to find out more. She told me “The group was already in place when I started to volunteer in 2016, although it was mostly our group helping to repair each others items. We started to attend fairs and fetes as a repair stall before being offered a space at Monkey Park for a drop in repair service in 2016. This was great for us and so helpful of them. We moved to the Baptist Church in October 2019 as there was much more space available and the facilities to offer refreshments. It was also more accessible. “Our aim is to help and encourage people to have the confidence to have a go at their own repairs where possible, with the help of our volunteers. In normal circumstances visitors can buy coffee and cake and have a chat with other customers and our volunteers. There’s always a nice friendly atmosphere and our volunteers are happy to help. Customers can see their own repairs in progress so it’s easier to understand when something can’t be repaired. Where possible we match our fixers to repairs that suit their knowledge base although the team share their skills and advice so it’s a learning environment for all.” There were a variety of repairs taking place when I arrived. Volunteer Ben was trying to revive the electrics on a coffee frother. He told me that he heard about the project from a colleague and decided to come and help out himself now that his children are older and his Saturday mornings are free. Although not formally trained he considers himself quite ‘handy’ with cables and electrics and is happy to get stuck in and give things a try. Some repairers bring along their own tools from home but the group are managing to compile a good collection, often bought using donations left by customers. Volunteer Richard told me that this was his third time at the repair cafe, with each visit being during lockdown restrictions so he was looking forward to experiencing the cafe in full swing soon. “I saw an ad for the repair cafe and my wife suggested that I’d be a good volunteer as I used to be a domestic appliance repairer. I now work in computers. Today I helped a customer with a broken kettle. A new part was needed so I told her what to order and showed her how to fit it when it arrives, although she’s very welcome to bring it back here if she needs more help. I also recently showed someone how to fit a new belt on a printer and he fetched the part and managed it himself, so that’s great.” Fellow volunteer Ed has been involved since early 2020. He told me “I  like to fill my time and meet new people. I saw the ad for the cafe and came along to help with anything electrical or that I can turn my hand to including a sewing box with a broken leg. Margaret recently bought a gazebo for the group that needed repairs and I sorted that out too. I’m looking forward to our first cafe without restrictions when people can enjoy a coffee and a chat. It’s great when our customers can help with their own repairs.” First time volunteer Ann was hard at work on a complex coffee machine, alongside the coffee machine owner. What seemed like a simple repair turned out to be quite complex as the whole thing had to be taken apart in order to access the fault. This is a common problem and one that the group are keen to combat. It seems that manufacturers are notorious for making modern machines difficult to fix so that people simply go out and buy another. This isn’t good for the planet or the customer. The group are asking anyone in agreement to sign an online petition at to pressure companies to stop doing this and to support the ‘right to repair’. If you’re interested in joining the team of fixers, you would be very welcome. During your first visit you can work alongside an established fixer so you can see how it works. Help also needed with the reception desk and refreshments. To book your repairs or to volunteer email 26

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‘Battle Cry’ for the Royal British Legion Talented local actor Steve Cowley recently performed a one man play at Hasland Club, raising £285 for the Chesterfield Branch of The Royal British Legion. Fans of Hasland Playhouse will be familiar with Steve’s name and fantastic acting skills but this is his first collaboration with Hasland Club. Presented by Madam Renards and written by Matt Fox, ‘Battle Cry’ is the story is of Adam, a British soldier who after 25 years of service now suffers with PTSD and finally agrees to attend a support session. The play covers his struggle to talk about his feelings and relive his past. Adam feels alone and alienated; he believes that no one can possibly understand the problem as they weren’t there. His story will strike a chord with every military sufferer of PTSD, based on the true story of real‐life people whose lives have been torn apart by the condition. Through diligent research with PTSD sufferers, Matt Fox and Steve Cowley distilled the poignant, universal truth from the voices of many who have and do suffer every day from the effects of this condition. Steve said “We were thrilled to be approached by Mike at Hasland Club to come together for a night of theatre at the Club. To be given the opportunity to be the voice of so many PTSD sufferers and raise money for the brilliant Chesterfield Branch of the Royal British Legion was an absolute honor for us.” The team at Hasland Club hope that this will be the start of an ongoing collaboration with Madame Renard's, with some performances aimed at raising money for various charities. The next planned event is a performance of ‘Two’ on Thursday 9th December (see our What’s On guide). Two will be followed closely by ‘One Christmas Carol’ which will hopefully be performed in Hasland and Grassmoor before Christmas. The proposed dates are Tuesday 21st December in Grassmoor and Wednesday 22nd December at 5pm at Hasland Club. This will be a one‐man version of the festive classic with one actor and over 35


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distinct characters, described as an ‘intimate and spirited evening of theatre that everyone in the family will love!’ Using only three chairs, Dickens’ famous story about selfishness and selflessness is stripped down to its bare essence, forgoing the usual opulence of Christmas and focusing on what is of utmost importance during the season. Dickens’ characters are all present ‐ Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchitt, Tiny Tim, Fezziwig, Belle, the Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present, and Future ‐ springing to new life with a treasure trove of moral lessons for one and all. Just one actor and a timeless story. God bless us, every one! Dates and ticket info for ‘One Christmas Carol’ to be confirmed in our next issue.

Events to help boost friendships across Chesterfield Local friendship society, Derbyshire Peak Oddfellows is inviting any Chesterfield residents looking to meet new people along to one of their forthcoming autumn taster events. Designed to make newcomers feel especially welcome and at ease, the first event is a Coffee Morning with complimentary refreshments held at its meeting space at 126 Saltergate, Chesterfield, on Wednesday 13 October at 11am. Other scheduled events include a Social Night on Friday 22 October from 7pm in a local venue (yet to be confirmed), and a Dining in Derbyshire Lunch at Chesterfield’s The Hardwick Inn, on Monday 25 October at 12.30pm. Derbyshire Peak Oddfellows’ Branch Secretary, Meryl Caunt, said: “The Oddfellows is all about making friends and helping people. We’ve spent much of the time ensuring our members were supported emotionally and physically during the pandemic, but it’s now the time to help even more people to make new friends, reconnect with old ones, and build up any social confidence that may have been lost during these really difficult times.” A recent survey carried out on behalf of the Oddfellows by insight agency Opinium, showed that more than half of people aged over 60 said the Covid‐19 pandemic has made them value friendships more than ever, and almost half (44%) said they find it harder to make new friends now compared to when they were younger. The challenges of making new friendships in later life is something Oddfellows members and local residents Penny, 83, and John Burch, 88,

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fully appreciate. After recently moving to Chesterfield, they immediately sought out the support of local groups and societies to help them to settle and meet new people. Deciding to give an Oddfellows social event a try was one of the best things they did, said Penny. “Everyone was very friendly – it took about five minutes to settle in. I think it’s one of the few groups you join specifically to make friends, not just because you share a hobby,” she added. “We do think it’s important to join things that are of interest to you, but just because you share something in common it doesn’t mean you are going to have a good time together. The Oddfellows is all about friendship, so there’s no worrying about the fact you won’t make friends!” Derbyshire Peak Oddfellows is a non‐profit with around 300 local members. In addition to attending regular social events, members can access financial benefits and welfare support, with a dedicated care helpline and Citizens Advice team, and a travel club. For more details or to register an interest in attending one of their upcoming events, or to receive a free local events pack, contact Toni Siddall on 01246 273076, or email Further information and online events can be found at

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Reductions in household incomes ‐ how to cope There are a lot of financial changes happening this month that will have an adverse effect on many households. The strong message from the Chesterfield Financial Inclusion Group is that even if someone thinks they’ve left it too late to get help with their finances, or that no one can possibly help them, they should still get in touch with an agency who will more than likely be able to help them. There’s no judgment, just support and of course it’s all confidential. If you’re not sure which agency to approach just try the one you think is most suitable because they’ll get you to the right help if it’s not them. 1. Reduction in Universal Credit Universal Credit ‘uplift’ was put in place in April 2020 and intended as help during the pandemic, this extra payment ended in late September. For most claimants this amounts to a reduction of £20pw. 2. Energy bills rise by at least £139 for millions of households from 1st October. Customers on default direct debit tariffs will face the biggest rise to a record average of £1277 per year according to Ofgem. 3. Furlough scheme closed At the end of June 2021 there were over 1.85m jobs furloughed under the Job Retention Scheme. 4. Legislation preventing bailiff enforcement of evictions has expired 5. Inflation increases LONDON, Aug 2 (Reuters) ‐ British consumer price inflation will reach 3.9% early next year, almost double the Bank of England's target, but should fall back to 2% the year after if the BoE begins to raise interest rates, a leading think tank forecast on 2nd Aug.

Where to get help… Citizen’s Advice Chesterfield ‐ Free Advice Helpline call: 0808 278 7843 Citizen’s Advice NE Derbyshire ‐ Free Advice Helpline 0808 250 5702 Derbyshire Unemployed Workers Centre Chesterfield 01246 231441 or email DCC Welfare Rights ‐ Call 01629 531535 or email: Derbyshire Law Centre 01246 550674 / Freephone 0800 707 6990 Text: 07781 482 826 or Textphone for deaf people: 18001 01246 550674 Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire Credit Union Call 01246 278 833 or email Chesterfield Borough Council Benefits & Advice Call 01246 345 345 Text 07960 910264 Homelessness prevention team 01246 345825. Out of hours 0808 169 2333 North East Derbyshire District Council Call 01246 231111 or Email: connectNE@ne‐ Homelessness prevention Team 01246 231111 HousingOptions@ne‐ Rykneld Homes ‐ Call Contact Centre on 01246 217670 Email Food Banks ‐ For information on foodbanks near you visit the website for Rural Action Derbyshire or call: 01629 592970 Release Financial Charity ‐ Call 01773 306289 or 07854 296344 Email Job Centre Plus ‐ Call 0800 055 6688 Textphone: 0800 023 4888 Universal Credit helpline: 0800 328 5644 Textphone: 0800 328 1344 Website Mental Health Services ‐ Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Mental health support line Freephone 0800 028 0077 24hrs / 7days Derbyshire Recovery and Peer Support Service ‐ Call 01773 734989 Email: Samaritans ‐ Call free on 116 123 24hr/7 days a week service Email (response time 24 hours) or visit Derbyshire Domestic abuse Support Line Call: 08000 198 668 or Text: 07534 617252 Email If it's an emergency, call 999 Emergency SMS ‐ text: 999. National Domestic Violence 24‐hour help line 0808 2000 247. 30

THE SCARIEST THING ABOUT HALLOWEEN IS THE PLASTIC! Did you know that Halloween produces 2,000 tonnes of plastic waste, according to research by Hubbub and the Fairyland Trust? After surveying the Halloween products of 19 major retailers, they estimate that 2,000 tonnes of plastic waste will be produced – just from clothing and costumes alone. That’s not considering packaging for sweets and cheap plastic‐based decorations. After analysing 324 clothing items that have been promoted online by the retailers, Hubbub and the Fairyland Trust concluded that 83% of the materials used were oil‐based plastic. What does this really look like? According to the survey, this is the same as 83 million Coca Cola bottles in waste plastic – that’s more than one for every person living in the UK. Older research cited by the Fairyland Trust reveals that seven million costumes are thrown away in the UK. Against this landscape of waste, it’s imperative that we include costumes in our definition of single‐use plastic and fast fashion.

How to have a better, greener Halloween this year: Make your own costume: Use what you already own to fashion a new costume. Halloween costumes don’t have to be frightening, you could also take advantage of the excuse to dress up as whatever you want. Swap old costumes with friends: Give your old costumes another chance by giving them to a friend to wear. Visit a charity shop: Rather than buying new, explore your local charity shops for outfits or finishing touches to your costume. #PumpkinRescue: Hubbub has launched a campaign to reduce food waste from uneaten pumpkins at Halloween. A reported 15 million end up in the bin each Halloween – that’s enough to make one bowl of soup for everyone in Britain. They’re sharing lots of tips and delicious recipes to use your pumpkin, right up to the seeds. Even better if you can source your pumpkin locally. Handmade or durable decorations: High street shops and supermarkets are awash with cheap plastic decorations that probably won’t withstand party wear and tear. Why not make decorations yourself, or choose durable, reusable alternatives?

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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.

Back to the gym ‐ full body workout With things going a little more back to ‘normal’, many people are heading back to the gym. For many, myself included, the gym is more than just a place to workout, I feel a sense of community and cohesion‐ Likeminded people working towards a goal and pushing themselves. Many people don’t make it to the gym, citing time, or lack of as the reason. They key to this is time management and discipline, as well as a good dollop of motivation. When most people embark on a gym routine to gain muscle mass, they often go for a traditional ‘split’ where you will have a ‘chest day’, an ‘arm day’, a ‘leg day’ and a ‘back and bicep day’. There is nothing wrong with this, if it works for you then go for it. An alternative is a full body workout, carried out 3‐4 days per week, which takes advantage of a higher training frequency whilst incorporating compound exercises (exercises that target multiple body parts). Evidence suggests that training each muscle group between 2‐4 times per week as opposed to once per week is much more effective for gaining muscle mass and improving strength and flexibility.

Regardless of whether you want to build muscle, gain strength, lose fat, or anything similar, if you are a beginner (i.e. less than 6 months of consistent and intelligently programmed weight training), then a 3‐day full body program is usually the best option for you. Why? Because at this early stage, the higher frequency (3 times per week) will allow you to make the fastest improvements in terms muscle and strength gains, as well as learning proper form, improving work capacity and volume tolerance, and just becoming good at weight training. Here you will find a full body workout based on training 3 days per week. With any change in nutrition/exercise habit, it is always best consulting a doctor before making radical changes. If you would like to do any cardiovascular exercises whilst at the gym (rower, treadmill, cross‐trainer, stationary bike etc.) then this is fine. If you are unsure of any of the exercises to do, ask a Gym Instructor or Personal Trainer and they will be more than happy to show you. With any new routine, the hardest part is starting to it. Stick with it, and you will see results. It is a marathon, not a sprint.




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How Mick met Mr Stillman Hasland couple Mick and Enid Ward share Mick’s childhood memory involving Irvine Stillman.

“One of the many memories I have of living my early years on Springwell Row, New Whittington not a good one. It’s a memory of what happened in the summer of 1960 when I was 5 years old. It was about 7pm on a Wednesday evening, I know this because the Catholic Hall had just started a weekly bingo session and my Mam who liked a game went on the opening night. Me and a bunch of kids from the Row were playing hide and seek and I was the one counting to 50, eyes closed, facing the coal house door. All of a sudden I heard screaming and a dog barking. A neighbour’s collie came hurtling down the gennel after a young girl about the same age as me. When the dog saw me it veered off and took a great chunk out of my calf. I was a skinny little kid so it just about bit my leg right off. I was screaming with pain with blood all over me and the yard! A lot of neighbours came out to see what the commotion was and someone came over and wrapped my leg in a tea towel. My Dad was on his allotment so someone ran to the Catholic Hall to get my Mam. She came running up with my Aunty and nearly fainted when she removed the blood soaked tea towel. Meanwhile I was passing out with the pain. Luckily one of the few neighbours to have a car took us to the Royal Hospital, (which was then at the old site on Holywell Street) where I immediately underwent surgery to save my leg. I was in hospital for a week then allowed to come home where I spent the rest of the six weeks holidays either in bed or on the sofa. A district nurse called regularly to check the wound and change the bandage. On one such visit the bandage was stuck fast so she gave it a real good yank and I screamed the place down! My mother yelled “what have you done?” The nurse had pulled all the stitches and skin clean off! It was back to the Royal where a doctor told my Mam that in all probability I would lose the leg as it was so badly damaged. Luckily there was a brilliant doctor on duty that day called Mr. Stillman. He was a wonderful surgeon and the senior medical officer to the Casualty Department of Chesterfield Royal Hospital. He told my Mother he would save my leg. The next day he did a skin graft and managed to get everything healing. I was in hospital till about the middle of November, almost 4 months! I remember that on bonfire night the nurses let us have sparklers and wave them about while we were in bed.... imagine that nowadays! Years later a few new houses were built at the back of the old Penmore Hospital in Hasland, very near to where I now live. They named the road Stillman Close after the great man who became renowned at the Royal Hospital for the wonderful work he did. I found an article on the internet about him which says ‘Mr. Stillman was one of the first to recognise the importance of immediate treatment of road accident victims. Having visited Heidelberg to study their methods he founded the Flying Squad, established in 1978 at Chesterfield to take a team of doctors and nurses to roadside victims thereby saving many lives. He retired in 1981 and his contribution to the town where he spent most of his working life was recognised by the award of the Honorary Freedom of the Borough of Chesterfield in 1983.’“


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The Mayor’s reflections We hope that you have enjoyed a lovely summer, it’s been great to be out and about at some outdoor events during the warmer weather. The Consort and I recently attended a Queen tribute concert in Queen’s Park, and really enjoyed our time at the Chesterfield Pride event at Stand Road, which was sponsored by Chesterfield Borough Council. It was brilliant to see the Market Place full of residents and visitors at the Community Market Day, which was a special market organised by the Council for voluntary organisations. Charities were able to hold a stall free of charge to raise much needed funds. We were able to hold a stall in aid of the Mayor’s Appeal charities, who this year are the Chesterfield Samaritans and the Volunteer Centre Chesterfield & North East Derbyshire Thank you to everyone who showed their support on the day. On Saturday 4th September I was able to host our Civic Service and Parade, which had been postponed since May due to the pandemic. The day was well attended by fellow Civic dignitaries, Borough Councillors

and local organisations along with our friends and family, and it was uplifting to be able to say hello to Chesterfield residents en‐route from the Town Hall to the Crooked Spire for our Civic Service. The Service was delivered by Reverend Patrick Coleman, and it was good to be back in the beautiful Crooked Spire once again. No matter how many times I go inside the church, it never fails to amaze. Our town is so lucky to have such an iconic building. We hope to see you all in Hasland and surrounding areas very soon.

Best wishes, Glenys Falconer (Mayor of Chesterfield).

Memorial Park planned in Grassmoor Proposals for a memorial park to remember and honour local people who died from Covid-19 have been given the go-ahead. Councillors approved plans for the park on a meadow grassland site at the northern end of Grassmoor Country Park near Chesterfield at a meeting on the 9th September. The site has been chosen with the support of the Friends of Grassmoor Country Park. Councillor Barry Lewis, Leader of Derbyshire County Council said: “There are plans for a national memorial to remember those who have died during the pandemic and we welcome that proposal, but we also thought it appropriate to create a memorial accessible to the people of Derbyshire. “This area of park land will provide a beautiful space and a living memorial to the people of Derbyshire who died. It will also recognise the work of the NHS, front line staff and key workers in support of Derbyshire’s communities during such a challenging time. “Our aim is to provide a welcoming and tranquil space for residents from all over our county to visit, to walk, to sit quietly and to remember lost loved ones and friends for years to come.” The memorial park will be designed in keeping with the local landscape and will feature a native wildflower meadow leading to an area planted with trees including Wild Cherry, Rowan, Scots Pine, Hazel, Birch, 36

Dogwood, Oak, Yew, Wych Elm and Alder Buckthorn. These trees have been selected to give displays of blossom in the spring and fruit for birds and other wildlife in the summer and autumn and will be complemented by smaller, native shrub species. A walkway to a memorial feature is also proposed for the site which will be made accessible to all. Visitors will also be able to explore beyond the memorial park to a reclaimed part of the country park offering panoramic views over Chesterfield and north Derbyshire. Work on the first phase of the park is expected to start later this autumn with help from the local community. Further work to install seating to provide an area for quiet contemplation overlooking the park as it matures would follow in the second phase of the project when wildflowers would be seeded and information boards provided. As the site grows and evolves over coming years, it will provide a living, growing space that will develop into an area for quiet reflection and remembrance in the future. Friends of Grassmoor Country Park have agreed to help with the planting and maintenance of the memorial park which will contribute to our target of planting a million trees by 2030. Grassmoor Country Park is a popular country park that was developed on a reclaimed colliery site. It is easily accessible from Junction 29 of the M1 and the A617 and can be visited by bus.

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‘Care for a Cuppa’ success at Hasland Club Hasland Magazine recently hosted a coffee morning at the Hub at Hasland Club on behalf of Ashgate Hospicecare.


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‘Happy To Chat’ memorial bench officially open A ribbon cutting ceremony has taken place to officially open the first ‘Happy To Chat’ bench in Eastwood Park. The bench has been placed in honour and memory of Isi Charlesworth and Gill Horn, both valued members of our community who sadly passed away last year. A second happy to chat bench has also been identified in the park. Both benches will have plaques designating them as Happy To Chat benches. The memorial plaques to Isi and Gill were created by JS Trophies of Hasland. Many members of the local community attended the short ceremony in Eastwood Park, followed by tributes at The Hub @ The Club, Hasland Club. The ribbon was jointly cut by Philip Arrandale of the Grassland Hasmoor Walking for Health group; Bridget Dunks of the Friends of Eastwood Park, Hasland; Peter Myers of Eastwood Park Petanque Club and Councillor Dave Allen. Councillor Allen has been a long term supporter of both the Grassland Hasmoor Big Local and the Friends of Eastwood Park and has helped the groups with their fundraising bids on several occasions. The memorial bench was jointly funded by an award from the Community Leadership fund; private donations from local councillors with help from Sarah Poulton as well as the Senior Citizens Working Group of Grassland Hasmoor Big Local and the Friends of Eastwood Park. Gill was Treasurer for SCWG ‐ Big Local fund, Friends of Eastwood Park and Eastwood Park Petanque Club and Isi was an invaluable member of the Walking for Health group and the Friends of Eastwood Park, Hasland. She had also been on the Grassland Hasmoor Partnership. Barbara Arrandale paid tribute to Isi, saying she was always committed to the Friends of Eastwood Park, Hasland, even taking holidays from work to help as she was one of the few members who also worked full time. Denise Bargh from Walking for Health commented that Isi was much missed, particularly in the walking group which she would attend whenever she could around work. Peter Myers described Gill as a very calming influence to be around who would always help out and seemed to

News from Spital Cemetery On 27th July the Friends of Spital Cemetery were pleased to host the unveiling of a blue plaque in memory of Anne Veronica Fletcher of the Territorial Force Nursing Service (TFNS). Anne is interred in Spital Cemetery. She was born in 1891 and died at home in March 1918, aged 27. Her family lived at number 7 Spital Gardens. We are very grateful to Maria and Donato Totsi, the current owners of number 7, for allowing the plaque to be attached to their home. We are also very grateful to the successors of the TFNS, the Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps, for their generous support in making and unveiling the plaque. The ceremony was attended by members of the Queen Alexandra’s Army Corps who laid a wreath on Anne’s grave. These included Major Gail Whittle, Lieutenant Colonel Lindsay Baigent and Corporal Mel Godfrey. The Friends of Spital Cemetery were also pleased to welcome Mayor Glenys Falconer and her consort, Keith Falconer as well as Councillors Jenny Flood, Ludwig Ramsey, and Kate Sarvent.

make life easier somehow. “She was a charming and wonderful person who always made everyone welcome. We were delighted to call her our friend. When we aren’t sure how to proceed with a project we often ask ourselves ‘what would Gill have done?’“ Bridget Dunks from Friends of Eastwood Park commented that “Gill was very well respected. She loved Hasland and she loved people.” Gill’s daughter Debi paid an emotional tribute to her Mum, commenting that “if Mum was looking in just now she would be asking ‘Why me?’ ” in her usual humble way. Dave Brennan, Grassland Hasmoor Futures Company Secretary, paid tribute to Gill who had been the first Chair of the Company and after whom the Grassland Hasmoor Office, at The Hub @ The Club, is now named. It was a very emotional and touching tribute to both ladies. The final tribute came from Steven Wright, Chair of Grassland Hasmoor Big Local, who said of both Gill and Isi that “Community ran through them. They led with humility and in service of this community. They were both part of the Big Local from the beginning and we will continue their legacy of community service. Their memory will shine forever in Hasland and Grassmoor.” Steven also thanked Barbara Arrandale for her hard work in arranging the tribute event.

Corporal Mel Godfrey read the QARANC prayer at Anne’s grave and the plaque was unveiled by the Colonel Commandant of the QARANC, Carol Kefford who was accompanied by her husband, Retired Colonel Mike Kefford. Sarah Taylor, who studies the history of World War one nursing, attended in a nurse’s uniform from that time. We are grateful to all who attended the ceremony, along with all the people who worked so hard to obtain the blue plaque, organise the day and record the history of Anne Veronica Fletcher and her family. Pictured above, left to right: Sarah Taylor, who studies the history of World War one nursing, attended in a nurse’s uniform from that time; Colonel Commandant of the QARANC, Carol Kefford and her husband, Retired Colonel Mike Kefford; Corporal Mel Godfrey read the QARANC prayer at Anne’s grave; Anne Veronica Fletcher’s grave with Corporal Mel Godfrey, Lieutenant Colonel Lindsay Baigent, Colonel Commandant Carol Kefford and Major Gail Whittle; Mayor Glenys Falconer and her consort, Keith Falconer. Article by Andy Miles ‐

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What’s on - Local Theatre Ed Byrne - If I’m Honest

By Arrangement with Vivienne Smith Management Sun 28 November at the Winding Wheel Theatre ‐ 8pm.

One of the UK’s finest observational comics finally continues his nationwide, biggest tour to date as he gets back on the road this Autumn. Join him as he takes a long hard look at himself and tries to decide if he has ANY traits that are worth passing on to his children. A TV household name, Ed has been seen on pretty much every TV programme in the UK including Mock The Week, Top Gear, Have I Got News For You,

The Graham Norton Show, Live At The Apollo (Host), The One Show, The World’s Most Dangerous Roads, Dara & Ed’s Big Adventure, Dara and Ed’s Road to Mandalay and most recently QI and The Pilgrimage. ✭✭✭✭✭ “A masterful display of the comics art… This is a seamless and perfectly timed show that could stand proudly next to any Izzard, Bailey, Carr or Skinner stadium‐filler” SUNDAY TIMES Visit or TWITTER @MrEdByrne Box Office 01246 345 222 ‐ Tickets £28.

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Sun 7th November at the Winding Wheel Theatre ‐ 7.30pm.

From the writers of hit sketch show Hormonal Housewives comes the brand‐new musical comedy Girls Just Wanna Have Fun! This show will get you In the Mood for Dancing as it’s jam packed with your favourite night‐out anthems. You’ll be dancing in the aisles and rolling in them too once we Get This Party Started! Come and join best friends Karen, Jackie, Jocelyn and Angie, played by our all‐star cast: Legendary Nolan Sister Maureen Nolan, X Factor Finalist Niki Evans, TV Personality Jess Wright and Olivier Award Winner Leanne Jones on a night out with no holds barred. Sex, diets, men, fashion, chocolate, wine and more wine all feature in a riotous script that promises to be the girl’s night out to remember. If you are a Dancing Queen, bored of working 9 to 5 or just want to Feel Like a Woman then grab your feather boas and put on your dancing shoes because Girls Just Wanna Have Fun! Presented by Red Entertainment in association with Stafford Gatehouse Theatre and The Place, Telford. Written by Julie Coombe and the show’s director John MacIsaac. With choreography by Hayley Jane Simmons and musical arrangements by Ross Johnson. Tickets £29.50 Box Office 01246 345 222

One night in Dublin

Fri 26 November 2021 at the Winding Wheel Theatre ‐ 7.30pm

The Wild Murphys will set up Murphy’s Pub, guaranteeing one glorious night of high‐energy Irish Music and more than a little Irish Craic. The multi‐award‐winning Irish band The Wild Murphys features the very best traditional Irish musicians playing a thrilling mix of traditional and contemporary tunes guaranteed to have the audience’s hands clapping and toes tapping all night long. 40

Beauty and the Beast

Presented by Paul Holman Associates Fri 3rd December to Sun 2nd January at the Pomegranate Theatre

A Spellbinding Pantomime Adventure! When a magical sorceress transforms the handsome Count into a frightening Beast, only true love will break the spell. In a tale as old as Panto‐Time, join bookworm Belle and a whole host of colourful characters on a journey to discover that true beauty is more than just skin deep. With plenty of audience participation and huge helpings of laughter combined with spectacular scenery, captivating costumes and enchanting special effects, Beauty and the Beast is the traditional family pantomime that will leave you spellbound! West End, Pop Star & TV Personality Suzanne Shaw will star as Belle with Thomas Redgrave from Britain’s Got Talent Winners Collabro as Gaston and Britain’s Got Talent semi‐finalist Andrew Fleming in the comedy role of Philippe Philoppe. Box Office 01246 345 222

The seven‐piece live band is headed by lead singer Middi Murphy armed with blarney, banter and an accordion, alongside Trevor Brewis (Jimmy Nail) on drums, Tony Davis (Prelude) on keys and the BBC award‐winning fiddle player Sophy Ball on fiddle. In their own inimitable style, The Wild Murphys celebrate Irish classics with tracks including: Galway Girl, Tell Me Ma, Dirty Old Town, The Irish Rover, Brown Eyed Girl, Seven Drunken Nights, Sally MacLennane, When You Were Sweet Sixteen, Whiskey in the Jar, Wild Rover and Molly Malone, to name just a few.

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HASLAND THEATRE COMPANY RETURN! Hasland Theatre Company will finally be opening its Playhouse doors to audiences, the first time since January 2020. Nicky Beards, co‐director of the play they were next due to perform says, ‘A week before our run of Blackadder II, we went straight into lockdown. Costumes had been fitted, tickets sold out, the cast and crew were poised to complete the last few dress rehearsals and suddenly, we had to pull the curtain and put everything on hold, not knowing exactly how long it would be before we could resume. It was very strange and at the time, we thought we’d be back much sooner. Things turned out to be very different.’ Now, eighteen months on, the company is gearing up to put the show back on, even bigger and better than before and tickets are now on sale. ‘It’s wonderful to be back. We began rehearsals in early September and it’s interesting and exciting to start things up again. We have decided to run for two weeks ‐ ten performances this time, as we are sure that local people are keen to experience live theatre again’, Nicky adds. ‘We’d sold out back in March 2020 and Blackadder is such a funny, feel‐good show, we are sure it’ll prove popular. It also gives us the chance to offer some socially distanced performance nights for those who would feel more comfortable with fewer people around them. ‘Covid‐19 is still very much with us, so we want to do as much as possible to keep our audiences, cast, crew and front of house staff as

safe as possible. We would ask potential ticket buyers to read our covid safety page on our website to find out more.’ Nicky, who is also Hasland Theatre Company’s new Artistic Director says, ‘We are also really keen to increase our membership and are actively recruiting actors and backstage crew. Our website has a ‘join us’ page, so anyone who is keen to join our friendly company, please complete the online enquiry form and we look forward to welcoming some new faces.’

Blackadder II runs from Tuesday to Saturday each week from 2nd to 13th November. Socially distanced performances on Wednesday 3rd and 10th November. Tickets are now on sale, call the box office on 01246 272271 or visit their website ‐ (Subject to change in line with government guidelines).

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The Tiger who came to tea Fri 19 November to Sun 21 November at the Pomegranate Theatre

Direct from a smash hit West End season, The Tiger Who Came to Tea returns to the stage, celebrating it’s tenth year as a spectacular kid’s play!

Join the tea‐guzzling tiger in this delightful live show; packed with oodles of magic, sing‐a‐long songs and clumsy chaos! A stunning children’s play adapted from the classic family story of teatime mayhem. Don’t miss this kid’s theatre favourite! Tickets £14.60. Groups 10+ £10.10. Various times.

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Fans of Sleeping Beauty will have their dreams come true this Christmas at Mansfield Palace Theatre as Princess Briar Rose wakes from the longest nap ever to give Mansfield the Christmas it’s been longing for! The Palace’s biggest selling panto to date, Sleeping Beauty, returns to kick start celebrations in the town after missing out last year, due to the pandemic. The festive family offering opens on Saturday 27 November and runs through to Sunday 2 January. Tickets for this classic Palace Panto have been on sale since November 2019. If there are certain dates that work best for you, the Palace urge Panto fans to get their favourite seats booked and secured for this favourite tale, as it is sure to sell fast with Theatre’s returning post‐lockdown. Following in the footsteps of its record breaking run in 2014, two of the cast favourites from that show return to delight audiences. Amy Thompson, Channel 5 Milkshake presenter, will reprise her role as Princess Briar Rose and Adam Moss makes a welcome return in his now traditional role as comic, playing Silly Billy this year. Amy and Adam will be joined by another returning cast member but from a different year, as Rebecca Wheatley joins as Good Fairy. Rebecca is known for her days on BBC’s Casualty, and played the Vegetable Fairy in Jack and the Beanstalk, 2017. Mayor Andy Abrahams offered his sentiments saying, “We all know how much Mansfield loves its panto. Let’s see if we

can beat the record set by the previous run of Sleeping Beauty this Christmas – I know it’s going to be a fantastic show for all the family”. Children’s TV presenter Amy Thompson said, "The thing with theatre is that you give that bit more energy – and you certainly get it back in Mansfield. I can’t wait to come back!” she told us. Adam Moss’s favourite time of year is Panto, when he gets to do what he does best ‐ acting like a fool! Adam said, "All I can say is let the mayhem begin! I really missed you guys last year so I’ve got to make up for lost time!" According to Sleeping Beauty herself, “love will always find a way”. The Palace Theatres hopes that this town’s love for panto will find its way for you, your friends and family to attend this year’s traditional Pantomime at Mansfield Palace Theatre. It’s going to be one not to be missed!

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KIDS GIVE BACK TO COMMUNITY WITH PARK LITTER PICK Players, coaches and parents from two Hasland CFC teams spent an afternoon in Eastwood Park, recently, during which they left no stone unturned on a community litter pick. The event was organised following reports of anti‐social behaviour in the park this summer ‐ with the club wanting to show that there is still lots of good people in the village. Taking place on Saturday 4 September, the litter picking team was made up of players, parents and coaches from the club's Under 11s and Under 16s. They were also supported by local councillor, Mick Brady, who has been a long‐time supporter of the club and village. Much to the delight of all players involved, Cllr Brady also funded ice creams by way of a thank you. "Eastwood Park isn't just at the heart of the Hasland community, it's at the heart of our club. Our teams have regularly trained there for over 10 years," said Jack Grasby, committee member and Under 11 coach. "We were saddened to hear the reports of anti‐social behaviour in the park over recent weeks, and wanted to do our bit to show that it is still a great place to be. We also wanted to show our commitment to maintaining the park and to the Hasland community in general. "We ended up collecting more litter than we initially expected but it's a great feeling to know that we've done

our bit to make the park that bit cleaner ‐ and the kids seemed to enjoy it! "Full credit to all of the parents and players who took part, and Ashley Meredith from the club's committee who organised the pick. Together they made a fantastic team."

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Let Surprise View surprise you! By Scott Antcliffe

Regarded as one of the best views in the Peak District, Surprise View certainly lives up to it’s name as you traverse up the gritstone edge on your way to watch a beautifully blissful sunset with stunning views over Hathersage looking towards the likes of Mam Tor and Win Hill. A short 20‐minute drive from the centre of Chesterfield, Surprise view is one of my go to places for a good sunset and it’s only a short, five minute walk to the top from the car park. There is a gradual incline, with some rough terrain underfoot, so I wouldn’t particularly recommend it for any wheelchair users or unconfident walkers. From the car park (S32 1DA) there are several places nearby that you can access, making it a great place as a base, to walk to several locations. The car park is chargeable before 6pm, so have some change with you. If you head uphill from the carpark in a northerly direction, you will soon reach the Mother Cap Stone which makes a great foreground interest for photography. The gritstone rock formation is a classic Peak District sight, with many photographers heading here in August as it is surrounded by vibrant purple heather. Also close by is the popular Stanage Edge. A favourite haunt amongst climbers, the gritstone edge was also the location where Keira Kneightley stood pining for her lover, Mr. Darcy in the film adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. Another option is to take the path out of the car park at the far left. If you then follow this to the right, after about 500 metres you will reach another popular rock formation called Over Owler Tor. This is also very photogenic and many people come here to take some snaps of the formation during sunset and during golden hour (the period shortly after sunrise and before sunset). The area is also a popular spot later in the evening as it is a designated dark sky spot by the Peak District National Park. The best time to head here is on a cloudless night with a new moon, as this will improve your chance of seeing the Milky Way and with less light pollution. Sadly, there is still a little light pollution on the horizon from nearby Sheffield, but on a cloudless night it is still a joy to behold. An app on your smartphone called ‘Night Sky’ will help you locate where the Milky Way will be in the sky. Give your eyes 20 minutes to adjust to the dark and you will begin to see a host of constellations dance across the sky. So, if you are wanting a close by destination with superb views and the opportunity to see the Milky Way, head to Surprise View, you won’t be disappointed.

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MacMillan Coffee Morning at The Hub @ The Club! A MacMillan Coffee Morning took place at Hasland Club on 24th September. Many other coffee mornings took place on the same day accross the country providing a huge amount of funds for MacMillan Cancer Support! Plenty of folks came along for a cuppa and a piece of the many delicious cakes that were on offer, including MP Toby Perkins. There were even vegan cakes on offer (which made me very happy!) The event was organised by Denise Bargh of the Grassland Hasmoor Big Local. Denise organised the event in memory of Isi Charlesworth, Gill Horn and Margaret Blurton who all sadly died of cancer over the last year. Gill had been a regular MacMillan coffee morning host so the tradition goes on in her memory. The event raised £377.43!

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Photography Competition winners announced! A celebratory evening was held in September to announce the winners of the Grassland Hasmoor Big Local Photography Competition. The photographs were displayed at the event and entrants and their families were invited along for a viewing and supper at The Hub at Hasland Club. The theme for the 20/21 competition was ‘Grassland Hasmoor ...Covid in Colour’. Quite a tricky theme but the entrants certainly hit the mark The judges made their decision based on photographs that reflected how Hasland and Grassmoor have responded during the last year and how they depicted the Covid pandemic. All of the photographs which were submitted will be incorporated into the 2022 Grassland Hasmoor Big Local calendar. The winners of each category were announced on the evening by Stephen Wright and each 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winners received a cash prize! Under 17s: Libbie Jones with ‘Social Distancing Party’. Adults ‐ joint 1st place: Philip Arrandale with ‘Colourful Covid Essentials’ and Nick Rhodes with ‘It’s the start of the 2nd lockdown and here is a sign that things can only get better’. Creative: Sean Barnett with ‘Covid… a very Grimm Tale. Are we out of the woods yet?’

The theme for the 2022 competition will be ‘Celebrating ‐ Community Fun’. Photos must be taken in Hasland or Grassmoor. The competition is now open with a closing date of 28th July 2022. All entrants must live or work in Hasland or Grassmoor. From top: Photo by Sean Barnett; The winners; Photo by Nick Rhodes; Photo by Philip Arrandale. Below: Photo by Libbie Jones.

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The Chairman’s thoughts by Mike Goodwin Hello everyone. Well this season is well and truly underway, having completed our first seven games. We sit proudly at the top of the National League with five wins and two draws to date. We have kept five clean sheets and to be honest we could have, probably should have, another couple of points against Bromley when we conceded in the 97th minute. The squad that the manager has put together has been quality and we look forward to an exciting season. It will not be easy as there are a number of clubs with bugger budgets than we have and have signed quality players as well. It is going to be extremely competitive with quite a few twists and turns. There is some thoughts from our rivals that we are a high spending club with a huge budget. I can tell you that isn’t true. James Rowe has sought out quality players and convinced them to join Chesterfield with his vision and plans for the club. The signing of Kabongo Tshimanga is definitely a statement of intent from James and the board. It is a big commitment for us but Kabby is an asset and we will pay for him in installments. Our fan base is amazing with excellent support travelling to our first few away games. Around 250 made the long journey to Yeovil and they gave the players tremendous support. The recent announcement from Derby County about their predicament is a stark reminder of the need to ensure that clubs strive for sustainability. At worst it looks like a club with a long history and tradition like Derby could cease to exist and at best face relegation after a points deduction. We as a club have joined the Fair Game movement which supports better control in football clubs. Sustainability and proper financial control is at the centre of what Fair Game is trying to achieve. A distribution of parachute payments to clubs lower down the footballing pyramid that can demonstrate that they are well run and financially sustainable. Clubs that can demonstrate fan engagement and a commitment to the community. We support all these measures and agree that football needs a wake up at the top, otherwise many clubs will continue to struggle. When clubs go into administration it is the supporters who suffer through no fault of their own. Football club owners are only custodians of the history and heritage of those great institutions for as long as they are in control. Anyway, enough of the soap box rant! Off the field the club continues to grow and we are always searching for new income streams to help keep the club viable. Our 50/50 draws have

brought in good income since the season started and the Spire Lotto is gaining ground now that it is online. This is the simplest and best way to help the club survive. For every 1000 new members it brings in £50K per year. We have employed new sales executives to support the push for the Lotto and other new marketing and sponsorship opportunities. Alterations within the office space at the ground will provide greater opportunities for conference and banqueting sales going forward. Photograph by Tina Jenner The new 3G pitch planned for next year and the proposed supporters bar will bring in much needed revenue. Finally I am delighted that Mike Warner has accepted the position of Honorary Vice President of the club. Mike has a long association with Chesterfield Football Club and without his input our great club may not be here now. In 2001, after the Darren Brown era, Mike put £200K in at a moments notice without any guarantees to ensure that the club did not fold. He was a long suffering Chairman over the last few years trying to do what he could under difficult circumstances. When the Trust put in a bid to buy the club he was one of the first people to ring with support. That support ended up costing him a significant personal sum of money to write off his stock holding. Without that action we would not have been able to buy the club. Mike will not be part of the board and not part of any decision making and his appointment should be seen as a reward for his past actions in supporting the club. It is a great time to be a Spireite and I would encourage anyone to come down to The Technique Stadium and shout James Rowe and the boys on. The quality of entertainment on offer is fantastic and we will have an exciting few months ahead. It would be great to get to next May with a chance of promotion.

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Hasland Magazine

Hasland Methodist Church News

Hasland is singing again! Hasland Community Choir has recommenced singing after being ‘on hold’ for 18 months due to the Pandemic. We are now in a new venue at the Methodist Church every Tuesday evening and the session lasts from 7pm to 8.30pm. It was so good to see the ‘old’ faces and to try out our voices again. Our leader is Mrs Christina Jackson (PGCE, BMus (Hons)) who some of you may know from her work in the local schools. The singing session is very light hearted and although we do practice some simple harmonies, it not unusual for some of us to drift off onto another part. We are very grateful for our four men who add some depth to the singing but we could do with a few more, after all, they are a bit outnumbered by the twenty five ladies. Even though we stumble over the words and falter over the notes, by some miracle, suddenly it all comes together and the feeling of delight is palpable. The cost is £5 each week but if you do not attend you are not charged. At the moment we are sitting a few feet apart and all facing forward to comply with Covid regulations. If you are feeling a bit low after the strain of the last year, why not try an evening with us? We all go home in much better spirit than when we arrived. There is no need to read music and there is no audition required! If you enjoy singing or think you might do, please drop in on a Tuesday evening or telephone Christina on 0776 33 08773. I am sure you will already know some of the choir members as we all live in Hasland or very close47by. We will soon be practising our Christmas Songs which will get us in the mood for the season. This year should be really exciting after the disappointment of last year, although six of us (it could only be six ‐ Covid rules) did manage to sing carols around the village.

Article by Jane Pemberton

Welcome back to our Coffee Shop As predicted in the last magazine, on 11th September we reopened our regular Saturday Coffee Shop, with hot drinks and a wide range of home‐made cakes. It was lovely to welcome back customers, old and new to our church. We are open from 9.30am to 12.30pm every Saturday. Wednesday evenings are also about to start up again with Crafty Chit Chat, from October 6th from 7‐10pm. Why not come and join us for a chance to work on your own craft projects such as knitting, crochet, embroidery or whatever you prefer, while enjoying the company of like‐minded crafters. Sometimes we help out with on‐going projects for church or some come just for a good natter over a cuppa. Looking forward, we will be holding the Annual Remembrance Service on November 14th, where we join with servicemen and uniform organisations to pay tribute to those who fought in wars for this country. As the Festive season begins, we plan to hold our popular Christmas Tree Festival from November 27th – December 4th, details of opening times to be announced. We hope to welcome entries from many of the local shops and businesses in Hasland to share their creative ideas. For details of special services and events, please see our notice boards. Article by Val Davies


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