ISSUE 22 June / July 2022
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How can it be June already! There are lots of exciting plans afoot for the Jubilee weekend. Take a look through the What’s On Guide for details including a fun day in Barnes Park and a free music event at Hasland Club. There are also lots of oﬀers from local businesses over the jubilee period ‐ take a look through our ads for more info. I hope you enjoy the extra days oﬀ whatever you’re doing. Our distribution continues to increase and we now deliver 5650 copies bimonthly. I hope to get the magazine to more Grassmoor readers soon. Welcome to our new readers ‐ please get in touch if you’d like to share your news or events or would like to try an ad with us. Don’t forget to also visit our Facebook page: Hasland Magazine Community. I am constantly adding news and events as they come to my attention. We also have a Facebook marketplace ‐ Hasland Magazine Shop Local Market. This popular group is a place for local businesses to share their oﬀers and news with you so please join it if you can and invite your friends. Let’s continue to help businesses to recover from lockdowns and covid closures. Our What’s On Guide seems to get bigger and bigger ‐ I never realised there was so much going on in our area. Music, craft groups, clubs, walks, ﬁtness, cafes, community groups ‐ it’s endless. If you have a group to add that I’m not aware of please get in touch. Drew Lilleker of Harold Lilleker & Sons has set himself a mission to raise funds for Ashgate Hospice. He is looking for 300 businesses to buy space on his ‘Sparkle Boards’. The boards will be on display during this year’s Sparkle Walk. See his ad page for more info. Don’t forget to enter our competition for your chance to win two tickets to see Su Pollard at Mansﬁeld Palace Theatre. The closing date is the 14th June so get your entry in soon! You many be wondering why there is a Highland cow on the front cover. The image is by fantastic local photographic artist Christine Roe. We usually see Christine’s work in our Christmas issue but I wanted to show you her other work. When I browsed her website I came across this picture. My lovely Mum loved Highland cows and so do I ‐ so there we are.
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Sat 28th May Legged Cat Live Music at Hasland Club. 9pm. Sun 29th May Indoor Town Market Bolsover Assembly Hall, S44 6NG. 11am‐3pm. JueLou Events 07933 619476. Weds 1st June Bridlington Road Trip £19 each. JueLou Events 07933 619476. Thurs 2nd June The Adrenalin Brothers Free music at Hasland Club. Doors 6.30pm ‐ Show 7.15pm. Fri 3rd June Patrick Monahan Comedy at Hasland Club. Ticketed Event. 8pm. Sat 4th June Big Band Night with The Denotones 60s music at Hasland Club. Ticketed event. 9pm. Fri 3rd June Foo Fighters GB Real Time Live www.realtimelive.co.uk Sat 4th June Jubilee Concert Hasland Methodist Church 2pm. Hasland Community Choir & Phoenix Concert Band. Free entry. Fri 10th June Northern Soul Hasland Club 8 pm. All welcome, £3 OTD Fri 10th June Ultimate Coldplay UK’s No1 tribute. Real Time Live www.realtimelive.co.uk Sat 11th June Family Cinema Hasland Club. Doors 1.30pm ﬁlm 2pm. Sat 11th June The Modest, MORE CLATTER, LESS CHATTER! Live music at Hasland Club 9pm. Sat 11th June The Freddie & Queen Experience Real Time Live www.realtimelive.co.uk Fri 17th June Matt Long & The Revenant Ones/ Big River/ Yesterday’s Gone live! Real Time Live www.realtimelive.co.uk Sat 18th June The Gritts, Rock/ Pop/Soul & Funk! Live music at Hasland Club 9pm. Sat 18th June AKA Noel Gallagher Real Time Live www.realtimelive.co.uk Fri 24th June AJ, The Ultimate Robbie Williams Tribute. Hasland Club 9pm. Ticketed £2 members £5 non members. Sat 25th June The Superkings! Live music at Hasland Club 9pm. Sat 25th June Arizona Real Time Live www.realtimelive.co.uk Weds 29th June Midweek Matinee Cinema at Hasland Club. Doors 10am, Film 10.30am. Sat 2nd July The Pulse Live music at Hasland Club 9pm. Sat 2nd July Chris Slade Timeline (AC/DCs drummer) at Real Time Live www.realtimelive.co.uk Fri 8th June Northern Soul Hasland Club 8 pm. All welcome, £3 OT! Sat 9th July Family cinema at Hasland Club. Doors 1.30m Film 2pm. Sat 9th July Vyndictive Live Music at Hasland Club 9pm. Fri 15th July Hi‐On Maiden Real Time Live www.realtimelive.co.uk Sat 16th July 9pm Blurred Mondays Live Music at Hasland Club 9pm. 4
Fri 22nd July COMEDY AT THE CLUB Hasland club 8pm. £7.50 members £10 non members. Sat 23rd July Dekota Live music at Hasland Club 9pm. Sat 23rd July Link N Park Real Time Live www.realtimelive.co.uk Weds 27th July Midweek Matinee at Hasland Club. Doors 10am Film 10.30am. Fri 29th July Towards The Sun Real Time Live www.realtimelive.co.uk Sat 30th July Mike Onza Live Music at Hasland Club 9pm. Sat 6th Aug Cassie D 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. Young at Heart Group Loundsley Green Community Centre S40 4QU 1.30‐3.30pm. Cards bingo and games. Find us on Facebook. NB Dance Academy Hasland 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. Dru Yoga Class 10am ‐ venue to be conﬁrmed. To book or for more info contact 07590626930 or email ﬂourishyogawithlinda@gmail.com. Hampton Painting Group 1‐4pm at Hasland Club Community Hub. Contact Gloria Harrison on 01246 231381. Adult Running Club Chesterﬁeld FC Hub 6.30pm with Cannon Events. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Aurora Choir Loundsley Green Community Centre 7.30pm. Call Dawn on 07810 892978. Ju‐Jitsu at Hasland Club 7‐9pm Badminton at Outwood Academy Hasland Hall Sports Hall. 7.30‐9pm. Contact Margaret on 01246 235665 or email email@example.com. Zumba Hasland Methodist Church Hall 7‐8pm ‐ Natalie 07702 027451. Bingo The Devonshire Arms, Hasland Road, Hasland 8pm. Second Monday of each month Walking for Health in Hasland 10am ‐ 01246 239897. EVERY TUESDAY 1st Hasland Brownies Hasland Methodist Church 6‐7.15pm ‐ www.girlguiding.org Guides Hasland Methodist Church ‐ 7‐8.45pm www.girlguiding.org Brownies Hasland Youth Centre ‐ 6‐7.30pm www.girlguiding.org Guides Hasland Youth Centre ‐ 7.30‐9pm www.girlguiding.org
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Community Choir Hasland Methodist Church (term time) 7pm‐8.30pm. £5. Christina McKechnie 0776 3308773. Buggy Fitness ‐ 1.30pm Eastwood Park. www.movewithmanda.co.uk or Whatsapp Manda on: 07768 390581. 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: email@example.com. 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‐12.30. Find us on Facebook. Hasland Community FC Mini Kickers Eastwood Park. For ages 4‐6. £3 per session. visit www.haslandcfc.co.uk. Friendship Café Hasland Methodist Church 2pm‐4.30pm. Free cuppa and a chance to meet friends old and new. 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. Set Tuesdays: Mobile Library ‐ Hasland & Hady 7th June & 5th July. Eastwood Park Drive 1.50pm ‐ 3.20pm. Hady Hill 3.30pm‐4pm & Hady Lane 4.05pm ‐ 4.20pm. Third Tuesday of each month: 7.30pm Peak Railway Association Hasland Club. Email Richard: firstname.lastname@example.org or Jacob: email@example.com. EVERY WEDNESDAY Hasland Community Choir Hasland Methodist Church 6.30pm‐8pm. All welcome. Louise: 07793 024749. Zumba with Lisa St Andrews Church, Newbold 6.15‐7pm. Tel 07843 080858. Rainbows Hasland Methodist Church ‐ 5.15‐6.30pm ‐ www.girlguiding.org Derbyshire Unemployed Workers Centre Drop in. The Big Local Hub, Hasland 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. See Facebook. Senior Groovie Movers ‐ a fun drama/dance/acting group for children aged 4‐11. Parish Rooms, Wingerworth 3.45‐4.45pm. Find us on Facebook. Adult Running Club Chesterﬁeld FC Hub 6.30pm with Cannon Events. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Blow the Cobwebs Away Recorder Group St Leonards Mission, Spital 7.30pm Contact 01246 563224.
Georgia Bird Foundation Youth Choir Holy Trinity Church S41 PG 5.30‐6.30pm Email: email@example.com 1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month Crafty Chit Chat ‐ Hasland Methodist Church 7pm‐10pm ‐ Friendly, welcome group. Angela Goggins 01246 203035. 2nd Wednesday of each month Ladies Circle ‐ Hasland Methodist Church ‐ 7.15‐10pm. A variety of speakers, outings and meals throughout the year. Call Margie Hodkin on 01246 823795 or Brenda Brown on 01246 274309. 4th Wednesday of each month Midweek Matinee ‐ Hasland Hub, Hasland Club, Hampton Street ‐ Film starts 10.30am. See ad for details. EVERY THURSDAY Rainbows Hasland Methodist Church 5.30‐6.45pm ‐ www.girlguiding.org Buggy Fitness ‐ 1.30pm at Eastwood Park, Hasland. Whatsapp Manda on: 07768 390581 or visit: www.MoveWithManda.co.uk. Slimming World Hasland Methodist Church. 9am & 10.30pm sessions with Lynda 07938 021797. Hasland Humming Bees Parent & Toddler Group ‐ Hasland Baptist Church Hall 9.30‐11am. First child £2, siblings £1 inc refreshments. See Facebook: Hasland Humming Bees, for more info. Danceworks Chesterﬁeld Hasland Methodist Church ‐ Junior and Senior children’s Musical Theatre 4.20pm‐5.20pm. Senior children’s modern, ballet and contemporary dance. 5.20pm‐6.20pm. Call Elly on 07399 503888 or message via Facebook. Yoga Hasland Methodist Church ‐ 7pm‐8.15pm. Contact Rachel Longmate 07850 055803 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Slimming World with Rachel. 6.30pm. Grassmoor Community Centre, New Street ‐ Tel 0772 900 2264. Big Local Senior Citizens Working Group. Chair based exercise at The Hub at Hasland Club. 10am‐12 noon. Call 07759 795927 or 01246 239897 for more information. 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. 1st, 3rd & 5th Thurs of each month Big Local Senior Citizens Working Group ‐ Strictly No Falling Chair Based Exercise at The Hub at Hasland Club 10am‐12noon ‐ 01246 239897.
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What’s On 2nd & 4th Thursday of each month Big Local Senior Citizens Working Group ‐ Generation Games at The Hub at Hasland Club 10am‐12noon ‐ 239897. 4th Thursday of each month Big Local Senior Citizens Working Group ‐ Walking for Health 1.30pm ‐ 239897. EVERY FRIDAY Beavers, Cubs & Scouts Hasland Youth Centre ‐ 5.30‐9.30pm. Call Richard on 07713 833465. 1st Friday of each month (until Oct) Inclusive Pedals ‐ Adapted Cycling ‐ Queens Park 1pm‐3pm. Free of charge. For those with a disability and their carers. www.inclusivepedals.org.uk. Set Fridays Mobile Library Grassmoor Community Centre 24th June & 22nd July 2.20pm‐4.30pm EVERY SATURDAY Kids running Club Avenue Car Park 9.30‐10.30am with Cannon Events. Email: email@example.com. Zumba with Lisa NCA, Newbold 10am‐10.45am. Tel 07843 080858.
Danceworks Chesterﬁeld Hasland Methodist Church ‐ Tots, Primary, Junior, Seniors 1 & 2. Tap, ballet, modern, commercial, lyrical, jazz and acro. Call Elly on 07399 503888 or message via Facebook. 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 1st Saturday of each month (until Oct) Inclusive Pedals ‐ Dr Bike Workshop ‐ Queens Park Car Park 9.30am ‐ 1pm. Free checks, adjustments and repairs. Book a slot at www.inclusivepedals.org.uk. 2nd Saturday of each month Family Cinema ‐ Hasland Hub, Hasland Club, Hampton Street ‐ Film starts 2pm. See ad for details. 2nd Sunday of each month Spital Cemetery Tour 1pm. Facebook: Friends of Spital Cemetery. Last Sunday of each month Avenue 10K & 1500m Avenue Car Park 10am prompt start. Cannon Events. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The African & Caribbean Community Association (ACCA) The (ACCA) are based on Saxton Close in 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.
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Sunday 24th July ‐ All breeds welcome Organised by Nicky Hunt ‐ Tel: 07837 080556 Hosted by ‘Goon & Co’ Dog Training
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Poor mental health in dogs by Chesterﬁeld’s Chief Dog Lover, Dawn from Dog Land / Rose Cottage Doggy Day Care.
New research has revealed that a shocking 74% of the nation's hounds ‐ approximately 8.8 million ‐ exhibit behaviours indicative of anxiety or depression, with 18% showing symptoms as often as weekly. The most common signs of poor mental health for dogs include loss of appetite (36%) destructiveness (32%) and low activity levels (31%). Dogs who have a loss of interest in things they used to enjoy (30%), are hyperactive (29%), or barking incessantly (29%) could be bored or frustrated ‐ key contributors to overall canine mental health. The ﬁndings from Guide Dogs come as only 36% of owners can spot the signs of poor canine mental health and over 24% admit they didn't even realise that a dog could suﬀer from poor mental health. Many dog owners are proactive with 38% saying they look for ways to raise their dog’s mood. The most common methods used are long walks, petting or giving them their favourite treat. A third of owners were unaware that not giving your dog’s brain a workout could cause behavioural issues. You could give the dog a lick mat, groom them, oﬀer food puzzle games, use interactive toys or send them to daycare. On average dog owners spend between 45 to 60 minutes per day trying to keep their dog stimulated. Guide Dogs advise that all owners should do enrichment activities little and often and think about quality not quantity. It’s said that dogs can thrive when given new tasks and opportunities to engage. Integrating a mix of canine enrichment activities to your dog’s day to day life is the best way to help stimulate their senses, encourage them to practise natural behaviours and improve their well‐being. Doggy day care is also seen as beneﬁcial for dogs and their mental health because it gives them a form of canine enrichment and exercise which is crucial to keep your dog happy from day to day. It also helps to build a stronger bond between owner and canine.
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The Plastic Free Festival 2022 Back for it's second year the Plastic Free Festival returns to Chesterfield for a day of ethically-conscious shopping, creative craft workshops, children's entertainment, tasty food and drink, and toe tapping live performances.
Discover: ☆ Stunning products from local independent businesses, all without any plastic ☆ Interactive craft workshops ☆ Engaging information stalls
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☆ Enjoy delicious food and drink, and ☆ A showcase of local talent from local musicians and dancers
Featuring special guests: ☆ Pride of Britain 2021 winners, Amy and Ella Meek from Kids Against Plastic
The Plastic Free Festival will be what it says on the tin...with no single use plastics given out during the event. Please bring your own: ☆ reusable bags ☆ washed reusable bottles ☆ washed reusable coffee cups ☆ washed reusable containers The festival is gratefully sponsored by Corrugated Case Company, Superior Wellness, CCS Media and Small Stuff.
Senior Citizens Working Group The Hub @ The Club, inside Hasland Club (formerly Hasland Working Men’s Club)
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
Walking for Health: Short walks in your local area 2nd Monday of the month at 10am and 4th Thursday of the month at 1.30pm. Watch this magazine, take a look at the GHBL website and see the community notice board outside The One Stop shop for more information.
Contact Philip on 07759 795927 or 01246 239897
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Hasland Methodist Church Friendship Cafe Our new Friendship Café meets every Tuesday afternoon from 2.00‐4.30pm Meet old friends or make new ones over a free cuppa! Home‐made cake, board games or even table tennis for the more energetic!
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Kick oﬀ your Jubilee Celebrations with The Adrenaline Brothers Thursday 2nd June ‐ Hasland Club ‐Doors 6.30pm ‐ Show 7.15pm. Free and brought to you by The Friends of Hasland Community Hub, Hasland Club and supported by Councillor Dave Allen. The Adrenalin Brothers are an explosive three piece with the sound of a band. They were born out of the ashes of 2 of the biggest bands around ‐ The Mens Club and the Gutter Band. They aim to please and provide the best party around. With the larger than life front singer Aithon Cooper you are guaranteed to have the best night possible! Playing all the classic songs and chart hits from the 20th century to current charts the band will have you partying into the night.
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PLATINUM JUBILEE WEEKEND ENTERTAINMENT Thu 2nd June The Adrenalin Brothers Free to all. Presented by The Friends of Hasland Community Hub, Hasland Club and supported by Councillor Dave Allen - see ad above.
Fri 3rd June Patrick Monahan The Irish Iranian Teesside observational stand up Hasland Club has a great selection of entertainment for all the family for the start of comic. Ticketed £7.50 members / £10 non members. Over 14's welcome accompanied by an adult. A great night of comedy awaits. 8pm. summer and the Jubilee Weekend !!
From an international comedian, family and midweek cinemas, to a great range of entertainment for all across the Jubilee weekend. With Great tribute acts along with our usual Saturday Night entertainment, there is something for everyone.To keep up to date with all our events follow us on Facebook . We 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. We also have 2 recently recovered full size snooker tables at only £2.40 per hour and pool at only 10p per game ! Hasland Club is a great community resource, committed to providing a safe environment for our members to meet and socialise. We have a range of meeting rooms for any occasion, available for hire at affordable prices. For bookings before 9am and after 5pm through the week and before 7pm Saturdays or Sundays contact Hasland Club on Facebook: Hasland WMC. For bookings between 9am - 5pm Monday Friday contact Hasland Hub on 07825 183569.
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Sat 4th June
Big Band night The Denotones 60's Experience! Ticketed £2 members / £10 non members. 9pm. One of the best 60s bands you will see! 5 piece band playing all that is best from the golden era. Their ultimate goal is to ensure you will leave a performance feeling that you have been thoroughly entertained
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Crafters Bazaar ‐ a new market comes to Chesterﬁeld A new market will take place on Sunday July 10th from 10am ‐ 3pm alongside Chesterﬁeld’s vegan market and record fair. Stalls can be booked by anyone and will cost just £10. Kathy Farr from Transition Chesterﬁeld got in touch to ﬁll me in:
Our next Saﬀron Kitchen Cookery Class will take place on the 1st June where we will be making authentic Vegetable Biryani. We will be attending the Plastic Free Festival in Chesterﬁeld on Sunday 12th June from 10am‐4pm. Come and visit us and buy some of our delicious street food!
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“The Crafters Bazaar is a new project by Transition Chesterﬁeld. The Transition team work locally on a wide range of projects to promote sustainability and help to stop climate change at a local level. “The aim of the market is to bring together artists, crafters, groups and charities to buy and sell their surplus craft materials and put them back into circulation. This is so much better than the items going into landﬁll or artists going out and purchasing more. It’s much more sustainable. “The idea came about after a Transition member visited a similar successful project in Hebden Bridge. We have such a fabulous vibrant marketplace in Chesterﬁeld so we thought it could work really well over here. We want to reach out to artists and crafters of all types in the hope that they will come and join us and we have put together a local team of planners to make the event as successful as possible. “This won’t be your usual craft fair ‐ we are asking creative people to sell their surplus materials, putting them back into circulation for someone else to enjoy. We have a fair bit of interest already from a range of artists as well as craft groups and charity shops. “During lockdown many people found solace in art and crafts. It really helped them with their mental wellbeing. They dug out forgotten craft materials from their lofts and drawers as there was nowhere open to go and buy them from and they put them to use to create some wonderful projects. I’ve seen some fantastic patchworking on display including some amazing embroidered squares that have been shown in Chesterﬁeld Library. “Others have been inspired by TV shows such as Grayson Perry’s Art Club and have realised that art really is for everyone and that you don’t have to be super talented to enjoy it. We’d love to get younger people and students on board with the market and help to set them up with a great stock of materiels for their own art projects. “My daughter had a collection of craft materials as a child that are still in her bedroom drawers now. I’ve been using some of those during lockdown and I plan to sell on some of the other bits and pieces in the hope that someone can use them for inspiration. It would be wonderful to bring together people that love arts and crafts in one place to enjoy the market together and to see what treasures they can ﬁnd. Maybe you have inherited your gran’s old sewing box or you have some leftover fabric from a project you once started ‐ anything like this could be incredibly useful to another crafter. “Some charity shops have craft items donated so we’re inviting them to book a stall and come and raise some funds from the many bits and bobs they may have accumulated. You can also book a stall with a group of friends to pool your resources and make it worth your while. Local art groups can come and sell their surplus items and maybe ﬁnd some new ideas for their next project. “The event will be held alongside the popular record fair and vegan market so it will be a great day out in the town centre for anyone who’d like to come and take a look. If the event is a success we hope to repeat it a couple of times each year going forwards. We will be asking visitors for their opinions on the day to ﬁnd out what they enjoyed about the market and what else they’d like to see next time. “We are on the lookout for volunteers who would like to help with the planning or act as stewards on the day. Please email us if you’re interested! We will also be hosting a stall at Hasland Gala on the 12th June if you’d like to pop by for a chat.”
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Hasland Community Choir welcomes Choir leader Louise Hasland Community Choir invited me to their weekly rehearsal to meet their new choir leader, Louise Collett. Louise grew up in Hasland and now lives with her family in Newbold. She has made her career in opera singing and music for over 18 years and has an amazing voice. She is currently performing in Puccini’s Madam Butterﬂy and also teaches singing. I asked Louise what made her step forward to lead the choir, she told me “I lived in Hasland and I wanted to give something back to the community. I love it here at choir, the people are so kind. We all meet here together simply because we love to sing ‐ it’s a happy family.” I watched the beginning of the choir rehearsal. The group began with stretching and voice exercises with movement before moving onto their songs. It’s such a cheerful welcoming atmosphere and everyone is made to feel welcome. I collected a few thoughts about Louise from the choir members: “We are so happy to have Louise with us. She’s just wonderful.” “I can’t believe how lucky we have been to ﬁnd someone so lovely to lead our choir”. “We didnt want our choir to end after we lost our previous leader Christina ‐ our choir is such a mood lifter and Louise is fantastic.” Hasland Community Choir is open to all. There is no need to audition and people of any age or ability can join. Their motto is ‘We sing because we love it’. The choir meet each Wednesday from 6.30pm‐8pm at Hasland Methodist Church and the cost is £5 per week.
Call Louise on 07793 024749 for more information.
Spital Arts events Spital Arts are planning full programme this year including: July 14th – Foghorn (improvised Murder Mystery) June 17th/18th Spital Spectacular Arts Exhibition Events take place at St Leonard’s Mission, Valley Rd, Spital S41 0HA. Concerts begin at 7.30pm. Doors open at 7pm.
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This year marks the 50th anniversary of the ﬁrst Pride event in the UK. 2000 people gathered to march through Central London which culminated in a demonstration in Trafalgar Square. 50 years later and millions of people attend now Pride events up and down the country. There are a number of events happening across the county right here in Derbyshire and we will certainly be there at each event. With all COVID‐19 restrictions lifted, this year will see Pride events coming back with a lot of much needed relief and celebration. However, when we are celebrating, it is worth remembering why Pride matters and what it took for us to get where we are today: 1969 – The Stonewall Riots took place in New York The LGBT+ community had had enough of being harassed and discriminated against by the local law enforcement so decided to start ﬁghting back. The following year, in 1970, the ﬁrst Pride event took place in New York as an act of protest and deﬁance against homophobic/transphobic laws and legislations. This caused a chain‐reaction across the world where LGBT+ people decided that enough was enough. Pride has always been an engine for change and revolution, and we have our LGBT+ ancestors to thank every time we get to march and meet proudly. Our ﬁght is not over though and there is an increase in attacks and harassment of LGBT+ people in recent years. This Pride season do your part by showing up for the LGBT+ community. At Derbyshire LGBT+ we are always grateful for any and all support so please get in touch to ﬁnd out how you can help us; email@example.com // www.derbyshirelgbt.org.uk Liam Littlejohn – Project Oﬃcer ‐ Derbyshire LGBT+ If you would like to know more about any of our services at all or to ﬁnd out ways that you can support us, then please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Conversion Therapy & Transgender Rights My surname is McDermott, yet I've always been known as Calum McFabulous. McFabulous originated in school, at the time this was Hasland Hall Community School. I've realised as I've grown older that this name was a rejection of the norm. Growing up I lacked LGBTQ+ representation which birthed a confusion, a hatred of my own self within me. I was taught that being queer was somehow diﬀerent in a bad way. Now I can say that I love being queer. I identify as a gay, queer man and I use my voice to ﬁght against injustices. I want to be what I lacked growing up. Right now transgender people's rights are under threat. Conversion Therapy is the so called 'treatment' to convert LGBTQ+ people into the opposite of what they are i.e. a gay person into straight, a transgender person into cisgender. As an actual LGBTQ+ person I can say that this doesn't work. We're born this way and no matter what our age, this wouldn't magically change us. Conversion Therapy is barbaric. At its worst it can involve extreme abuse, torture and violence including rape and electric shock therapy. Stories about this can be found on the Stonewall website. What many don't know is that it is still legal in the UK. There has been a lot of campaigning over the years to ban Conversion Therapy. A few weeks ago, in leaked Government documents it was stated that the ban which was previously promised by the Queen and Boris Johnson wouldn't be going ahead. This resulted in a huge backlash from LGBTQ+ people such as myself. Within twenty‐four hours, it was then conﬁrmed that Boris would ban Conversion Therapy but wouldn't include transgender people within the ban, meaning they could still legally face this abuse. This demonstrates to me, as well as to others, that transgender people are seen as less than other types of people which is
wrong. As a result, protests are taking place across the country including in Chesterﬁeld and Sheﬃeld to ﬁght for a ban which is inclusive of trans people. People who are transphobic, homophobic, racist or discriminatory in any way lack education and they lack understanding. I'm not trans, yet I have an open mind and an open heart ‐ I have a willingness to understand others and with these Calum McFabulous, also known tools, I understand that as Calum McDermott trans people are just like ‐ LGBTQ+ Rights Activist. everybody else. They just want to live happy, healthy, safe lives where they're free to be themselves ‐ just like everybody does. The trouble is that we still live in a society governed by people who lack this ability to understand, who are overwhelmed by their own privileges, their own straight, cisgender privilege. We all need to remember that there are so many diﬀerent life experiences outside of our own. And you know, I want to stress that we all know of, look up to and/or love someone who is LGBTQ+. Therefore, an LGBTQ+ issue, isn't just an LGBTQ+ issue. It's something everyone should care about. I want to call upon straight, cisgender people and allies to stand with us and alongside trans people because surely ﬁghting together for a future of inclusivity and positivity that represents everyone is beneﬁcial to us all.
Visit stonewall.org.uk to ﬁnd out more.
Christine’s photographic art Christine Roe is the photographer behind our beautiful cover image this issue. She was kind enough to let me use the summery image which was taken on the road to Iona on the Isle of Mull. Christine told me “I’ve been twice with some of my fellow photographers and these cows were just grazing by the side of the road. I used a wide angle lens and had to get in very close and low to get the beautiful sky in the background and to distort the cow’s features a little, which adds to its slightly comic expression. I was so close I could feel it’s breath on my hands!” I asked Christine for an update on her work and prints: “It’s been a quiet couple of years through the pandemic, but I’m now getting back into the ﬂow and will be having a stall with my pictures at the Spital Arts event which is on the 17th and 18th of June. “I’ll also be having a stall at Heath Village Hall throughout well dressings week, which is from the 16th‐23rd July. There will be framed pictures plus mounted prints and my range of greetings cards for sale, including the image of the Highland cow, which is always popular and makes everyone smile. “I still continue to explore diﬀerent genres of photography, even after forty years and I enjoy challenging myself to look for new ways of tackling much‐photographed subjects. Often the more ‘creative’ photographs are the most popular. Some people want a ‘true’ representation of a landscape for example, but some prefer a more impressionistic style. As with all art, photography included, it’s all subjective. “This past year I’ve been to Bempton Cliﬀs on several occasions to photograph the seabirds. I’ve won a couple of awards for my gundog images and have had several images exhibited. “Lockdown actually made me more creative. It made me work harder to ﬁnd images locally. Having said that, I’m glad to be free to ﬂing my camera bag on my shoulder and be out in the Peak District again. We’re very lucky to live where we do. I hope my photographs capture that!” Christine Roe ARPS, QGPP, Aﬁap, Bpe2, CPAGB
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Councillor Ludwig Ramsey Food bank at the ACCA: I am thrilled to be involved with the new food bank at the Afro‐Caribbean Community Association oﬃces on Saxton Close in Hasland. It’s an evening foodbank that is open every Monday to give working people a chance to pick up a food parcel ‐ a much needed resource. Chesterﬁeld food bank are happy that the ACCA team are staﬃng the food bank which means they don’t have to spend their valuable time on recruitment. Many of our volunteers are local so it’s realistic for them to be able to help out on a rota basis and they all really enjoy it. Our regular volunteer Rita King is in her 80s and she says it makes her day to know she’s helping out and she enjoys the company of the other volunteers too ‐ she’s fabulous. I was happy to attend a meal at Stephenson Court on Chatsworth Road last month. The residents there receive a meal from our neighbours, the Asian Association of Chesterﬁeld each week and I’ve often helped with deliveries. The Association are celebrating producing over 1000 meals since they began ‐ a fantastic achievement from a wonderful group! I attended the ‘Night Under the Rainbow’ event at Chatsworth House recently along with Toby Perkins to raise support and donations for the health and wellbeing hub at Chesterﬁeld Royal Hospital. The hub would provide much needed mental health support for all hospital staﬀ as they care for the people of Chesterﬁeld. The top up swimming lessons at Hady School are now complete. It’s been a great project to help to make up the lessons for those that missed out during the covid lockdowns. Dexter the ﬁre dog was recently retired from Chesterﬁeld Fire Station. A ceremony was held for him at the Town Hall with the Mayoress! Dexter will now stay with his owners and enjoy his retirement. Amazingly he has secured evidence needed for 7 or 8 convictions during his career. Perpetrators assume that once the items used to start a ﬁre are burned all evidence is destroyed, but ﬁre dogs can still locate the scent of ﬁbres provide essential evidence. Please come along to our open surgeries if you’d like to discuss any local community issues.
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Kimberley shares her family story in support of Ashgate Hospice Kimberley Greaves lost her beloved husband Andrew to cancer on the 26th March 2021. Since then she has been determined to champion and celebrate the facilities available at Ashgate Hospice and wants to reach out to others who may need their help too. When Kimberley took part in Ashgate’s Sparkle Night Walk last year she walked through midnight into the six month anniversary of Andrew’s death. Amazingly she was awarded the individual fundraiser prize. This year she has been invited to take to the stage at the event to speak about her experience. She has also created a blog and a podcast with Ashgate Hospice to share her story.
Andrew’s story Andrew and Kimberley met in 1994 and had been together for 26 years. They have two children, Caileigh is now 14 and Jayden is 8. They led a very happy family life together with lots of fun and socialising. Andrew was diagnosed with bladder cancer in 2017 after noticing blood in his urine. Surgery followed, then chemo and the couple faced a rollercoaster of appointments and treatments. Sadly Andrew’s cancer spread. Despite this Andrew seemed outwardly healthy and continued to work and enjoy his time with his family. Andrew began immunotherapy in August 2020 but his health began to decline and the couple were told that his cancer had further spread. He was diagnosed with covid in December 2020 and admitted to hospital. When the second lockdown began in January 2021 and the children were home‐schooled the family began to struggle with day to day life. Andrew continued to be in and out of hospital for admissions and appointments and was exhausted. Kimberley wasn’t able to visit him when he was in hospital and the couple spoke on the phone as she stood at his room window. In February 2021 they were told that Andrew could no longer continue his treatment and were referred to the palliative team at Ashgate Hospice. Although determined to remain hopeful the couple were struggling and reached out to their nurse at the hospice. She suggested that Andrew stay in the hospice for a few days care and rest. Andrew’s Dad had died at the hospice 8 years before so Kimberley wasn’t sure how he would cope but he was in full agreement. He was admitted the very next day and they both felt a sense of welcome relief. “The hospice was lovely and the nurse told us that they were very experienced at helping patients to get stronger. Since we’d had our ﬁrst visit from the community nurse it felt like a weight was lifted from my shoulders. She took over the calls to the medical teams and monitored his medication. When Andrew needed to go into the hospice he relaxed more. He knew that the team took the strain away from me and we could be husband and wife again in there. It was a lovely peaceful place to be.” Unfortunately Andrew had to be moved back to the hospital for treatment a few days later and with his health deteriorating further the couple began to worry about how he would cope at home. Kimberley had been receiving lots of messages from friends and family asking about Andrew so she decided to reach out and ask for help. “Thanks to the incredible support of our amazing friends and family, we managed to raise more than £4000 to fund a shower room for him at our house. It made me realise just how much of an impact he’d made to so many people’s lives. Everyone wanted to be helpful and utilise the skills they had. We had garden furniture painted, decking painted, patio jet washed, plus other remedial work around the house. It wasn’t just about the shower room, everyone genuinely wanted to help. Andrew was over the moon, and he couldn’t believe that everyone would do that for him and for us.” By March 22nd Andrew was back at Ashgate and Kimberley received a call at home to say he was asking for her. He had decided to refuse further hospital admission and devastatingly the couple were told that Andrew wouldn’t be returning home. “I went home and I had a very diﬃcult conversation with the children before bringing them both in to see their dad for the last time. They both gave him a big hug and kiss before going back to their phone and tablet. I don’t think they really grasped the severity of the situation, but that was probably for the best. “During Andrew’s ﬁnal few days the nurses took amazing care of us. They would take me aside to explain what would happen to Andrew and what to expect. This was so important as I really didn’t know. I was able to stay at the Hospice in their lovely family room which was so close to Andrew. It was a space where I could make quiet phone calls to update family and friends and take a little time to recharge. 30
“There was one time towards the end when I noticed him getting agitated and I asked him if he needed anything, not sure if he would answer or not. He replied so clearly with ‘‘you’’ – all he wanted was me. There was never any doubt in our 26 and a half years together that he loved me so much. It was the 26th March 2021 at 9.40pm when Andrew took his last breath. I was sat right beside him.” Andrew passed away very peacefully and the hospice staﬀ looked after Kimberley through every moment. “The dignity and respect that Andrew had been shown after his death meant that I felt okay to leave him.” On the day of the funeral friends lined the streets on Chatsworth Road as the funeral procession passed by all of Andrew’s favourite pubs. The funeral was limited to just 30 people and it wasn’t possible to have a wake due to restrictions but friends gathered in Andrew’s local pub to watch the funeral being live streamed.
A year without Andrew I asked Kimberley about the last year and why she wants to help to raise the proﬁle of the Hospice: “The last year has seen some signiﬁcant changes in our lives. Before Andrew died we had planned to move into Hasland and had chosen a new family home. It was diﬃcult to know what to do once we realised Andrew wouldn’t be moving with us but he told me to continue the plan and go for it. Leaving our old home was tough ‐ we’d lived there for 15 years and I was worried it would feel like leaving him behind. Actually it’s been a real blessing and has given us a new project to focus on. The kids were so excited about the move to Hasland and I love it here. “It has been tough though. We lost Andrew, then had the funeral, then it was time to get ready to move. I’ve also returned to work as I had been promoted before Andrew became really ill so I didn’t want to miss out on that chance. I’ve been able to work from home a lot which is great. “I really think that people aren’t aware of the support Ashgate Hospice oﬀers after the loss of a loved one. I’m so appreciative of the support we received whilst Andrew was ill but there’s so much more to it than that. A hospice social worker has been to see me every four weeks to see how I’m coping and I have been oﬀered counselling. What was so great is that the lady had met Andrew before he died ‐ it was a continuing care. “Both of the children have received support. Jayden in particular struggles with his emotions and was only 7 when he lost his Dad. He can get quite angry and has needed a lot of support. His school wellbeing manager, Francesca, from Hady school communicates with the hospice and together they made a plan for him which continues even now. Caileigh tried counseling too. It wasn’t for her at the time but we are looking
into an opportunity for her to return to chat to other children in the same situation. 13 months on we are still receiving so much support. “Looking back I wish we had involved ourselves with the hospice sooner to make the most of their palliative care options. We all tend to think of a hospice as being all about the end of life but there’s more to it ‐ they can help with the strain of appointments and phone calls well before a patient is admitted. I’d advise anyone in a similar situation to contact Ashgate to ask about support options. “I’m now focusing on ﬁlling our family home with love. We have our lovely dog Chase and now have three cats. Andrew wasn’t keen on cats so I’m sure he’d be laughing about that now. I’m trying hard to have fun and take trips with family and friends. It can be very hard but the kids smiles make it worthwhile. “Jayden had a birthday in September and I thought back to Andrew’s funeral. Jayden was actually looking forward to the limousines coming to take us there ‐ kids can ﬁnd joy in the
worst moments. For his birthday I booked a party limo so that he has happy memories when he thinks of his favourite cars. “Life can be very challenging and I often feel split in two as a lone parent. Jayden may have football and Caileigh has cheerleading and it’s hard balancing everything but I want them to be happy. They will always miss Andrew, especially in lifes special moments but we will make happy memories when we can.
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Hasland Patient Group aims to help to improve care The Patient Participation Group (PPG) for our two Hasland GP surgeries is on a mission to improve communication between the community and the doctors surgeries. They also aim to ﬁnd ways in which the community can help to support and care for those in need in our area. The Inspire Health group of surgeries consists of Avenue House in Chesterﬁeld and both Hasland Surgeries. I chatted to retired GP Ian Anderson who is currently Chair of Inspire PPG about their plans for the next few months and what they hope to achieve. Ian why are you still active in the PPG after retirement? During the 40 years that I was a GP in Chesterﬁeld I recognised that the patient voice was important in fashioning services and how they are delivered. I don’t think I managed to do very much about it whilst working because like everyone in the practice team I was so busy just trying to get through the essential work of the day. I do however feel that patients who are part of a PPG can take on a lot of this work on behalf of a practice and achieve changes for the patients. Why is the PPG changing it’s direction now? I feel we have to make a move as the NHS seems to be going into the worst crisis of its lifetime. Covid has highlighted what a deteriorating state it was reaching and the consequences are there for us all to see ‐ increased waiting times and many departments struggling to oﬀer a good service. Social care should not be forgotten in this story as it has always seemed to come oﬀ second best to the NHS. I’m sure that the situation in this area of care is also badly damaged. It’s always been recognised that our general practices are the building blocks of the NHS. If they crumble then the building comes down and we are all going to have to look at private medical care instead of being able to rely on the NHS. The practice teams have been very supportive of our plans and projects and are committed to working in partnership with us. We’ve been given fast track access to the management team and practice staﬀ are attending our meetings. They have also added links to our group to their website and social media platforms. Can the patients inﬂuence this story? I believe there are many ways in which we can support our practices and other care organisations. I think it is a good time to make a move because another major NHS reorganisation takes place in July when the Integrated Care System (ICS) becomes operational in Derbyshire. One of the central thoughts of this change is that patients should be at the centre of all of the plans and that care from all the providers should be more focused on how to care for people individually. I have however lived through quite a number of NHS reorganisations and always asked afterwards what had really changed for the patients. I feel that as patients we have now got to be proactive and try and make this new system work for us, rather than waiting for people to decide how it’s all going to be delivered to us. How do you plan to improve services within general practices? Over the last few months as a PPG we have been working to construct a system which should better inform patients of what is going on and receive their opinions. We can then put these in front of the practices and other providers and hope that they will respond. Our ﬁve aims are: 1 To pass positive feedback back to the GP surgeries. Surgeries have a complaint system but don’t often hear about when people have been pleased with their eﬀorts. Staﬀ are struggling with low morale and we would like to help with this area. 2 To improve our website and begin a Facebook page to communicate with patients and PPG members regularly. 3 To produce a regular newsletter showcasing what the PPG has achieved and what our plans are. 4 To update our notice board in the surgery waiting rooms and to show our videos on the waiting room TV screens so that patients can see our plans and aims. 5 To have a PPG representative present in the waiting area of the surgeries to chat with patients about the group and what we do. These actions went live this month and we hope that we will be able to deliver some changes in care. Can you give some examples of planned PPG work at the practices? • We would like to examine practice systems and see if they can be improved for patients. Examples include the telephone system, how to get the most appropriate appointments for your needs, any problems with getting prescriptions etc. 34
• A bigger challenge that we would like to look at is whether we can maintain some continuity of care. For many people with complex care needs it’s important that they know their own doctor and that their doctor understands their position and care plan. It would be great if everyone involved with our care was aware of our life choices, including where we’d like to end our life so there is more chance of our wishes being met. Do you think a PPG can make changes outside of the general practices? Yes I think there are several changes that could be made. One important fact is that it is not always the doctor that you need an appointment with. There are many other professionals who could give you expert advice such as the Pharmacist, Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist or Social Prescriber. We need to hear from these people as to what they can oﬀer us and how we can request an appointment directly with them. We started our work towards this in our May meeting open to all PPG members when we had a very informative presentation by a Social Prescriber. Another area we want to explore ‐ especially when care is complex ‐ is how to let patients know what voluntary care is available and appropriate to them. An excellent example of this is the tremendous support given to the Dementia Friends project in Hasland which we organised in partnership with the Alzheimers society. Roughly 60 Hasland residents came along for a simple training course and became Dementia Friends. This just goes to show the high level of community care locally. Do you think there’s even more potential for the PPG to make changes? Yes. We want to explain to people what the Integrated Care System is all about. For the ﬁrst time substantial funding is now available at a community level. If we organise ourselves enough as patients we can ask that our thoughts are taken on board by the local commissioners of the ICS. Maybe then we could inﬂuence how present services are functioning and suggest new services that we think would be valuable. We hope many more people will join our PPG. The more patients join the more inﬂuential we will be. You will receive regular updates on our three practices and have plenty of chances to give your opinions.
You can join by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org Here is an example from our meeting with the Practice’s social prescriber to show why we need to know more about what help can be found for someone. ‘We went out to a patient who has a bad back and a heart condition. He also suﬀers with anxiety and struggles to go out in public. We were asked by his GP to help with his ﬁnances as he was very behind on his mortgage but can’t work due to his health. He needed to sort out any beneﬁts available to him. Initially we made two diﬀerent action plans. Plan A was to help to organise his ﬁnances if he could keep his home. Plan B was to see how he could be rehomed if his home was repossessed. We helped him to engage with Derby Welfare Oﬃce to check his beneﬁts. This led to him submitting a new claim for Personal Independence Payment which could be backdated to 2019. We worked alongside Citizens Advice, DHA (Direct Help and Advice) and Money Sorted. We looked at housing options to help him to ﬁnd a new property as he was weeks from eviction. He was found a new home promptly because of his health issues. We also arranged weekly food parcels.’
Drew’s well earned award Local funeral director Drew Lilleker of Harold Lilleker and Sons Ltd was recently presented with a ‘Community Hero of the Year’ award at Chesterﬁeld Football Club’s Technique Stadium. The awards event was sponsored by John Pye Auctions and rewarded individuals from our community who had been recognised for outstanding acts of kindness and bravery. Afterwards there was an outpouring of support via Facebook congratulating Drew on his award. Drew gave his reaction via Facebook: “Very rarely am I lost for words but this has really caught me out. I received a phone call out of the blue to say I was nominated in the Community Awards at Chesterﬁeld FC. I honestly thought it was for a bit of charity work I’ve been helping with and I wouldn’t win. “I decided to take my Mum along as how can you be nominated and not take your mum!? To my absolute shock a video came on and I had won an award for my role as a funeral director! “Thank you to everyone who nominated me, especially Laura and Alex for being there in the night. It’s still sinking in that I had a lot of nominations. ”I have found three things to say: The ﬁrst is that I couldn’t do anything without an amazing team! During my time in charge of our business it’s been a joy to work with these people. They stood by my side during the pandemic and I will never forget that. “In my eyes ‘My Team’ are not just the ones at Harold Lilleker & Sons. They include cemetery and crematorium staﬀ, designers, coﬃn makers and ﬂorists ‐ everyone! Some of these I’ve never met in person but we often exchange emails. To all who pull together to make a service one to remember and shine a little light at a dark time ‐ thank you. “The second is ‐ it’s the families that I look after that inspire me! To meet people at their lowest and have them ask if I’m ok….. To see small children stand up at a parents funeral…. To those who bring us thank you cards…. How can you not help them?
“The third is ‐ my wife, kids, mum and friends. Like a lot of callings this isn’t a ‘job’ but it can be hard for the ones closest to you. Thank you for everything. “It’s been a hard two years but thank you to everyone who chooses and recommends Lillekers at their time of need” Drew’s community work continues ‐ he is currently helping to fundraise for Ashgate Hospice Sparkle Walk 2022. He has purchased ten huge ‘Sparkle Screens’ for the event which he hopes to ﬁll with the names of businesses to be displayed during the walk. Businesses can sponsor the screens for £100 and Drew’s aim is to ﬁnd 300 businesses to sign up! The Lilleker’s team also took part in the recent ‘Dying Matters’ event in Chesterﬁeld Town Centre and created a drop in at The Pavements Shopping Centre. Visitors were invited to pop by for information and advice on all matters relating to death and loss. Keep up the good work Drew and thank you for all you do for our community.
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Scott Antcliﬀe has been sharing his beautiful landscape and wildlife photography and walking ideas with us for three years now. He also writes our regular wellness column. I asked Scott to tell me more about his photography journey and his passion for wedding photography.
My passion for Wedding Photography by Scott Antcliﬀe ‐ SA Photography Regular readers will have seen my wildlife and landscape shots, but they are not my only photographic interest….far from it. Many people say you should stick to one genre of photography and master it. The trouble is, I like to be a little diﬀerent and quite frankly, I’m a bit of a photography geek so gain pleasure from photographing many diﬀerent subjects. In the last two years or so, I’ve started to photograph weddings, which I thoroughly enjoy. Being part of someone’s special day and being entrusted to capture those intimate and special moments is truly an honour. The days are long, there’s tonnes of pressure and you always have to be switched on ‐ not too dissimilar from my ‘regular’ job as a teacher. Teaching for me is work ‐ I love it and I’d be in the wrong career otherwise, whereas photography is my passion. I’ve always been fascinated by images since I was a child. I’d never been abroad and didn’t until I was 21, however images transported me to another world. Seeing pictures of the Northern Lights, the Grand Canyon, New York skyscrapers and Black Bears in Canada ‐ all things I could only dream of. Fast forward three years and I was bought my very ﬁrst camera ‐ a point and shoot Kodak ﬁlm camera. I took this with me everywhere. I started to take it to the ice hockey and speedway and took photographs of the players that I idolised. I’d then show my mum the photos that I’d taken. She was a fan, but couldn’t attend many games due to health problems. She’d enjoy looking through the photos with me and try to guess who the players were. When my mum passed away in 2016 I used some of my inheritance to buy a second hand DSLR camera, and I’ve never looked back since. I’d use photography as a release to get away from the stresses of teaching. Scrambling down a waterfall or hiding in the woods to photograph a deer would do just the job. I have had work published in a variety of newspapers and magazines including The Times, The Telegraph, New York Post, BBC News Wanderlust magazine and more and have photographed singers including James Morrison, Jack Savoretti and Sam Fender. Weddings are something I’m truly passionate about ‐ capturing those special moments, little giggles and loving smiles all in a non‐intrusive, candid way.
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Janet’s contrasting poetry Janet Wilkinson is a regular contributor to the magazine. She has shared her poetry with us before as well as stories from her beautiful children’s book. Here are two very contrasting poems sent in by Janet. Although quite sad, the isolation poem does express the loneliness that is faced by many, especially since the lockdowns. There are some wonderful agencies in our area that aim to support those feeling isolated. The ‘Feeling Connected’ project is based at 61‐63 Low Pavements in Chesterﬁeld Town Centre. Their ‘Hub’ oﬀers information about many local groups and activities to combat loneliness. If Janet’s poem hits a chord with you why not pay them a visit to see if they can help.
Our Platinum Queen Our Platinum Queen has no regrets, having served the nation as she promised to do seventy years ago. Ours is the Queen who will not resign. Reigning gloriously her dedication to duty is beyond compare. Her eyes reveal the resigned look of a widow still mourning her man. Prince Phillip was the love of her life. Our Platinum Queen has been a life long mentor making sure when the time comes, Prince Charles will reign for the good of all. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are conducting themselves in a ﬁtting manner, awaiting their turn to ascend the throne. Our Platinum Queen’s long reign may never be beaten, for it is extremely doubtful that there will ever be another Platinum Ruler. Long Live The Queen
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How I crave to let someone in, to share a cup of tea and a biscuit with them. But it would seem no one knows I am here, so no one bothers to come calling. I am tempted to ﬂing open the door and drag the postman in, to ask him pertinent questions. Instead, I will go for a walk round the town, to pick up a few bits and pieces. Maybe, I will venture into a coﬀee shop and order a strawberry milkshake. This is about as exciting as it gets before I catch the bus home and set about making my dinner. What’s this! I have received a letter saying that I have been referred for some social prescribing. Whatever Next! Maybe I will meet others who are in the same boat and if we all get along, maybe, just maybe, we will all sing a song as we go on a coach trip to Brighton!
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Chesterﬁeld’s Pantomime moves to the Winding Wheel Theatre Tuesday 6th December 2022 ‐ Tuesday 3rd January 2023 ENTER OUR TICKET COMPETITION BELOW! Chesterﬁeld’s annual pantomime will take centre stage at the Winding Wheel Theatre this year, while the Pomegranate Theatre undergoes a multimillion‐pound refurbishment. Discounted early bird tickets are now on sale for the performance of Sleeping Beauty, which will be presented by Paul Holman Associates from Tue 6 Dec 2022 until Tue 3 Jan 2023. Councillor Kate Sarvent, Chesterﬁeld Borough Council’s cabinet member for town centres and visitor economy, said: “The pantomime is a Christmas tradition for many families in Chesterﬁeld and it’s great that it’ll be back this year and that we can accommodate it in the Winding Wheel Theatre. “Whilst the Pomegranate is closed for refurbishment, we’ll be making full use of the facilities at the Winding Wheel Theatre and ensuring that everyone can still enjoy a wide variety of fantastic performances and events. “It’s a great opportunity to book at a reduced rate now and secure your tickets ahead of the Christmas rush later in the year.” Paul Holman said: “We are delighted to have been selected one again to produce the pantomime for Chesterﬁeld Theatres. Having produced the pantomime at the Pomegranate Theatre since 2012, we are really looking forward to presenting a pantomime in the Winding Wheel Theatre for the ﬁrst time “ The Pomegranate Theatre is set to close later this summer for works to begin on the multimillion‐pound refurbishment project. The work to Stephenson Memorial Hall, which is also home to Chesterﬁeld Museum, will create a bespoke visitor attraction in the heart of Chesterﬁeld ‐ bringing together an extended Pomegranate Theatre, a reconﬁgured and modern museum, alongside new gallery space, a café bar, education and community facilities. To read more
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Local Theatre & Music Ooh... And Another Thing... an evening with Su Pollard Mansﬁeld Palace Theatre on Tue 21 June 2022 ‐ 7.30pm. Stories, stand up and songs, followed by a candid and hilarious Q and A session with the audience. Su Pollard shows once again why she is a national treasure in the feel good show of 2022.
Su has also guest starred on: The Weakest Link Celebrity Special, The Best of the Royal Variety, Destination Lunch, Daily Cooks, Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special, Playing Blackpool, Dick and Dom in Da Bungalow, Vera Lynn Tribute, Who's Doing the Dishes, Celebrity Antiques Road Trip, The Baby Boomers Guide to Growing Old, It Takes Two, Through the Keyhole, The Keith and Paddy Picture Show, Pointless Celebrities and most recently Celebrity Masterchef. Her credits in the world of music include a hit single, Starting Together, as well as her own album Su Pollard ‐ The Collection which reached number two in the UK charts. Her musical recordings include: Carousel, Hey Mr. Producer, Among Friends and There's Something About You. A true star of Pantomimes, Su has appeared in: Pinocchio, Aladdin, Jack and the Beanstalk, Dick Whittington, Babes In The Wood, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Peter Pan and Cinderella.
Su made her television debut on Opportunity Knocks, where she came second to a singing Jack Russell dog. She is best known for her role as Peggy in the BAFTA Award‐winning sitcom Hi‐De‐Hi and was honoured to be the subject of This Is Your Life. Other television & ﬁlm credits include: Two Up Two Down, You Rang M’Lord, Call up The Stars, Oh Doctor Beeching, Gimme Gimme Gimme, Benidorm Christmas Special, Run For Your Wife, Hacker Time, Last Laugh In Vegas, Doctors, Andy and The Band, Penny Crayon, The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends, Little Robots Presented by Tony Denton Promotions. and Claude (voice). www.mansﬁeldpalace.co.uk West End Credits include: The Desert Song, Oh Box Oﬃce: 01623 633133 Mr Porter, Godspell, Me and My Girl, Don’t Dress for Dinner, Little Shop of Horrors, Menopause The Musical, The Vagina Monologues and Shout! Other theatre includes: Not Now Darling, Philately Will Get You Nowhere, A Song, A front and a Tinkle, Grease, Rose Marie, Babes in Arms, Sweet imply email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject ‘Su Pollard’ Charity, Big Sin City, See How They Run, Little Shop of Horrors, Habeas Winner will be chosen at random. Postal entries can be sent to 16 Penmore Lane, Hasland S41 0SG. Corpus, Abigail’s Party, A Happy Closing date 14th June 2022. Show tickets for Tuesday 21st June 2022 at 7.30pm at Mansﬁeld Palace. Medium, Annie, Hot Flush, Romeo & Winners details will be passed to Mansﬁeld Palace Theatre to allow them to make contact to arrange ticket collection. Juliet, Ha Ha! Hood and Harpy.
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HASLAND PLAYHOUSE THEATRE REVIEW Educating Rita by Hasland Theatre Company at Hasland Playhouse Theatre ‘When married hairdresser Rita enrols on a university course to expand her horizons, little does she realise where the journey will take her. Her tutor Frank is a frustrated poet, brilliant academic and dedicated drinker, who's less than enthusiastic about taking Rita on, but the two soon realise how much they have to teach each other…’ My last visit to Hasland Playhouse was to see their fantastic production of Educating Rita in April. I’m never disappointed by the any of their performances and this was no exception. Rita was played the fabulous Heather Davies, who completely transforms herself to suit each role I have ever seen her in whether it’s a mediaeval minstrel in Blackadder or a scouse hairdresser this time. Her accent was great and her mannerisms and acting style really set the tone of the character. Long suﬀering tutor Frank was played by Rob Dean who managed to contrast the humour of his role with real tinges of sadness and emotional torment as he wonders whether ‘Educating’ Rita is the right thing to do for her soul. The set was great as ever, with plenty of books for Frank to lose his whisky behind. The costumes were brilliant, truthfully reﬂecting the era. Each time I visit I’m amazed by the details on the stage. This production was directed by Steve Cowley and Nicky Beards and they did a great job. The play ﬂowed seamlessly and kept the audience
enthralled through a range of moods. This seems even more impressive with just two actors on the stage. The whole experience at Hasland Playhouse is just so lovely. I truly enjoy being greeted at the door by the well dressed team and being politely shown my seats. There’s a really traditional feel to the place and yet they bring us amazing modern and wide ranging productions which are all created to an incredibly high standard every time. I can’t wait for the next one.
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Do you have memories and stories about the Aquarius? We e’re collecting oral history stories of former staff, party goers and hopefully people who performed at the Aquarius. Please get in touch if you have anything you would like to share about the Aquarius and ‘the good old days’.
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Hasland Methodist Church News
Christian Aid Week 15th-21st May
Good Friday Witness Walk Our good Friday witness walk travelled to to Hasland Baptist Church, with John Pickering carrying the cross and church members following. The walk concluded with a service led by Pastor John, supported by Reverend Margaret who did a reading during the service. We all enjoyed singing to the accompaniment of John, his wife Margaret and her sister who played the keyboard. Everyone received a warm welcome with refreshments afterwards. This was the ﬁrst time that we have joined together on Good Friday and it was so great to take part in the walk in preparation for Easter.
Coffee Shop Fun Our team and customers have been enjoying refreshments in the sunshine at our weekly Coﬀee Shop. Thanks so much to the team of volunteers who arrive early to set up every Saturday. These include those on the rota, Danceworks Mums and Ladies Circle team ‐ it’s always lovely to hear so many giggles coming from the kitchen. We recently hosted a cake stall during the coﬀee morning which included a fabulous Cadbury Cream Egg tray bake which was kindly donated by Marcella from Maison Mes Amis on Chatsworth Road. Marcella has agreed to contribute something monthly to support our church coﬀee shop. Thank you so much! Angela Goggins
‘Stand Still’ by Rev Margaret Mwailu I grew up in a Kenyan village called Kichaka Simba, which means, ‘The Forest of Lions’. When I was 6 years old, one day my sister and I were walking to school when suddenly a lion crossed the path a few meters in front of us. We froze in fear and did not move an inch. The lion just looked at us and walked away. We stood there for few seconds, then ran back home. Experts on lion behaviour told us that it didn’t attack us because we made no move to run away. Recently my sister and I were reminiscing about our life growing in Kenya and we talked of this incident. As I reﬂected on it, I am reminded of the words that the Lord spoke to the Israelites, as they travelled to the Promised Land. After they had left Egypt Pharaoh’s army pursued them to get them back. They were frightened, as they were surrounded from all directions and couldn’t return. Behind them was Pharaoh’s mighty army, in front was the Red Sea, and to the left and right were the mountains. At times we feel surrounded by obstacles, and we can’t make a move because of the risks involved. You cannot turn back and going forwards presents some challenges, as well as turning left or right are no options to take. At such times, I encourage you to remember the words the Lord said to the Israelites, “Be still”. Many of us would have seen the phrase “Keep Calm and Carry on”, which ﬁrst appeared in Great Britain at the start of World War II, in 1939. These words were printed by British oﬃcials on posters designed to oﬀset panic and discouragement during the war. We are living in challenging times ‐ what is worrying you or what are your concerns? Remember, “Be Still your God is with you”. Also “Keep Calm…” and remember no situation is permanent. 46
During this week our Church and the community of Hasland were supporting the work of Christian Aid, sharing love and kindness Our ‘Danceworks Team’ in our fundraising eﬀorts. in the cafe kitchen The aim was to help the world’s most vulnerable communities by giving families clean water to drink, enough food to eat and tools to rebuild their homes. Resources were ordered to help us with our eﬀorts ‐ collecting buckets and tins were placed in a few local businesses to encourage passing customers to donate to this worthy charity. Envelopes were distributed by our volunteers around the Hasland Community to be returned to Church or via one of the collecting buckets. On Saturday 21st May we held a cake stall in the church grounds, reaching out to those passing by along with refreshments sold at our Coﬀee Shop on the day, served by the ‘Danceworks Team’. We would like to thank all the members at church and in the Hasland community for all the support given towards this team eﬀort, baking, serving and preparing the church and the cake stall. The amount raised will be publicised in the next edition of the magazine and on the Church Notice board in Hampton Street. Angela Goggins
A task for Lent Intrigued by the idea of a Lent Knit‐along shared by a group of talented and generous ladies from Victoria Methodist Church in Bristol, I decided to sign up. Each week in Lent Val Davies forwarded the daily meditation and knitting pattern. We were told the ﬁnished article would be a cushion cover and that the pattern would gradually reveal itself. The project required utter concentration, peace and quiet. I am delighted with the ﬁnished piece of knitting which depicts an empty tomb, the rising sun and three crosses on a hillside on one side and a decorated cross on the other. Best of all, I’ve enjoyed a spiritual Lent. I’ve not given anything up, taken on anything new nor made charitable donations. I have however, made time to sit, meditate and prayerfully knit. Some of the cushions are pictured here, knitted by Janet Sheldon, Val Davies, Jean Rodgers and Maureen Fidler. Janet Sheldon
Coming up.... Saturday 4th June 2pm We will be hosting a Platinum Jubilee Musical Concert featuring the Phoenix Concert Band and Hasland Community Choir. Entry is free and we hope to see you there. Sunday July 17th 3pm Our Annual Pet Service will take place. Pets are welcome to come along and receive a blessing at the service.
Celebrations at Kids Zone
Celebrating its 20th birthday on 8th April this year, local childcare provider Kids Zone was joined by local MP Toby Perkins for an open afternoon. The business, founded in 2002 by Fiona Smith, oﬀers breakfast and after school childcare in Hasland. The Kids Zone team were also joined by local councillor Amanda Sergeant and John Pickering, Pastor of Hasland Baptist Church. Past and present parents and staﬀ also came along. Later in the afternoon the children from both of Kids Zone's clubs joined together for a end of term party.
To ﬁnd out more about Kids Zone call 07719 796463 or visit www.kidszoneclubs.com.
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Stories from Spital Cemetery Barnsley man’s tributes to his ancestors caught up in tragedy. Many older people in Chesterﬁeld will remember the tragic story of ﬁve young girls who died in a ﬁre at Christmas time. On the 28th December 1911 some twenty‐ﬁve children were crowded into two small changing rooms where they were getting ready for a Christmas entertainment in the Picture Palace on Burlington Street. The dressing rooms were in a cottage next door to the Picture Palace. The ﬁve girls who died and some others were wearing a costume upon which cotton wool had been attached, from the top of their dress to the bottom, representing eskimos. The reason for the start of the ﬁre was disputed, but the inquest concluded that one of the little girls was dropping small pieces of cotton wool onto the ﬁre and one ﬂew up and set ﬁre to Lizzie Bell’s costume and burned very rapidly. Her best friend Ada Tidball tried to save Lizzie but she, and then three other girls were all set alight. All the girls ran downstairs and outside into the street and each was taken to the hospital which, in those days was just across town on Holywell Street. One man picked up one of the girls and ran with her to the hospital and he said “whose little girl are you?” The man was Frederick Bell, and it was his own daughter, Lizzie Bell, who he could not recognise because of her injuries. All ﬁve girls died that night or early the next morning. Elizabeth Bell, Lizzie’s mother was so aﬀected by the death of her child that she died just a month later. Like her daughter she was buried in a pauper’s grave. The holocaust caused great shock in the community and a large funeral, led by Archdeacon Crosse, was held in St Mary’s and All Saints. The burial, however, was in ﬁve pauper’s graves with no monument although many ﬂoral tributes were laid at the burial. In recent years a local man, David Sheldon, has paid for monuments to be erected for the girls. On March 24th 2022, one of the descendants of the sister of one of those tragic girls came to Spital Cemetery to visit the grave of his Great Great Aunt and that of her mother, his Great Great Grandmother. Both were named Elizabeth but the ﬁre victim was known as Lizzie. Darren Wall contacted the Friends of Spital Cemetery via the ‘Find a Grave’ section of their webpage. He made the trip from north of Barnsley to Chesterﬁeld and was met at the station by Friends of Spital Cemetery Tour guide Margaret Hersee who escorted him to the cemetery. The Friends of Spital Cemetery Tour group were very pleased to be able to show him where his Great Great Aunt is buried and Margaret had also tracked down the burial place of his Great Great Grandmother, Elizabeth Bell.
Top to bottom: Tour guides Andy Miles, Margaret Waldron and Margaret Hersee with Darren Wall by Elizabeth Bell’s grav; Lizzie Bell; Darren at Lizzie’s grave; The funeral. Historical images courtesy of the Derbyshire Times.
Perhaps understandably, Darren’s ancestors never spoke about the tragedy and apart from a very vague story told to his mum 50 years ago by Lizzie’s sister, nothing was known. When Darren asked about family history he was even told by his Grandmother that there was “nothing to ﬁnd” so he was surprised to ﬁnd that the story was the stuﬀ of local legend. Darren laid a tribute at Lizzie Bell’s grave as well as that of Elizabeth Bell. Darren’s Great Great Uncle died in 1982. An article in the Derbyshire Times ran the story that the 93 year old had kept an ancient cutting of his sister’s death and family tragedy. Billy Bell had been 23 years old when his sister Lizzie died.
Article contributed by Andy Miles ‐ Friends of Spital Cemetery. Tours of Spital Cemetery take place at 13:00 on the second Sunday of each month Find us on Facebook FriendsofSpitalCemetery 50
A stroll along Chesterfield Canal Due to a recent injury and operation, I’ve had to scale back my travels a little. After a ruptured quad tendon, I think my days of trekking up a blustery Kinder Scout or scaling Chrome Hill may be behind me….for now! I needed a fairly ﬂat local walk to test my leg. Then it struck me… Chesterﬁeld Canal. It’s somewhere I love walking, but in my three years of writing with Hasland Magazine, it’s somewhere I’ve neglected to write about. So one cold and overcast Sunday morning in April, my wife Lorna, along with our Border Collie Drift, made the relatively short drive to Tapton Lock (just across from the Tesco superstore) parking near the Mercedes garage on the road. The Chesterﬁeld Canal is an extremely popular waterway with walkers, cyclists and canal‐boaters alike. The waterway starts at the River Trent and runs for 46 miles to the middle of Chesterﬁeld linking Derbyshire, South Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire. Every inch of the canal can be walked via the towpath known as Cuckoo Way. The canal was designed by James Brindley who is aﬀectionately known as ‘the father of English canals’ in 1770, but he passed away just two years later. It was left to Hugh Henshall and John Varley to carry on his legacy. The canal was oﬃcially opened in 1777 and was a hub of industrial transportation, transporting the likes of; coal, brick, iron ore, lead, marble, hops and malt. The canal is made up of 65 locks (59 narrow and 6 wide) and one of them is particularly notable. The Giant’s Staircase is a mile long lock with an elevation of 100ft (the height of a ten story
building) and made up of 20 locks. This stunning architectural spectacle can be found in Shireoaks (S81 8ND) close to Worksop. I opted for a gentle amble from Tapton lock to Staveley, which roughly equates to ﬁve miles each way. The stretch takes you through lovely, open countryside and we even spotted a Roe Deer from a distance. More frequently spotted wildlife includes; mergansers, swans, rabbits, hares, linnets, redwings, song thrush, redpoll, wrens, kingﬁshers, goldﬁnch, pied wagtail, siskins, buzzards and the occasional sparrow hawk. The rich and diverse vegetation and foliage provide the perfect hunting and nesting ground for the birds mentioned. The Bluebank Pools are a nature reserve and a great place to spot a variety of wildlife as well as wildﬂowers, ﬂora and fauna. The Tapton Lock Visitor Centre would be a great starting point of your walk (open daily between 10‐4) where you could speak with local experts and volunteers who will happily answer questions.
Another good stop oﬀ would be Katey’s Café at the Hollingwood Hub‐ 4 miles along the towpath from town. There’s ample outdoor dating and a variety of meals and snacks. A great place to replenish your energy stores and rest your legs for a little while. I’d highly recommend a walk along the canal. It just goes to show, you don’t need to go far for good views and great wildlife. By Scott Antcliﬀe
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Chesterﬁeld Young Persons’ Market
Revolution House reopens for the summer
Young entrepreneurs are being invited to set up shop and become a market trader for the day as the popular Young Persons’ Market returns to Chesterﬁeld market.
Revolution House, a public museum with an important role in history has reopened its doors to welcome visitors over the summer.
The Young Persons’ Market is a national initiative being run across England, giving people aged between 5 and 25 the opportunity to increase their business skills and Chesterﬁeld Borough Council is encouraging local young people to get involved. Young people are invited to open a stall in Chesterﬁeld town centre and become a market trader for the day, selling second‐hand products that they have created or bought. Councillor Kate Sarvent, Chesterﬁeld Borough Council’s cabinet member for town centres and visitor economy, said: “The next generation of businesspeople are key to the future of Chesterﬁeld’s economy, and the Young Persons’ Market is a great way of giving them a platform to develop their skills and passion for business. If you prefer buying instead of selling, you’re also welcome to come along and browse the stalls for new toys, books or clothes or grab a homemade gift for a loved one. You're sure to ﬁnd a bargain and you’ll be helping to support our young entrepreneurs.” Chesterﬁeld has successfully run a Young Persons’ Market for over ﬁve years. This year’s markets will take place on Sunday 26 June, 28 August, and 30 October from 11am to 3pm. Market traders should be set up by 11am, as no cars are allowed in the marketplace during trading times. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult throughout the day. To book your stall visit chesterﬁeld.gov.uk and search for ‘Trading on Chesterﬁeld market’.
The Museum is open from 11am to 4pm on Saturdays, Sundays, and Bank Holidays until Sunday 18 September. It is free to visit but donations are welcome. Councillor Kate Sarvent, Chesterﬁeld Borough Council’s cabinet member for town centres and visitor economy, said: “Revolution House is a fantastic little attraction in our borough, it tells the story of a small piece of our history that not many people are aware of and is a chance to learn more about our heritage whilst Chesterﬁeld Museum is closed. It is well worth a visit and is completely free. We’ll also be hosting some great events there over the summer so keep an eye on our website and social media pages for more details.” Chesterﬁeld Museum is currently closed as a multimillion‐pound refurbishment is set to get underway at Stephenson Memorial Hall where both the Museum and Pomegranate Theatre are based. The work will create a bespoke visitor attraction in the heart of Chesterﬁeld which will bring together an extended Pomegranate Theatre, a reconﬁgured and modern museum, alongside new gallery space, a café bar, education and community facilities. Whilst the Museum is closed, the team will be arranging a series of interactive activities around the borough called Museum on the Move and Revolution House will also be open to ensure everyone can learn about the borough’s history. Revolution House, then the Cock and Pynot Inn, was the meeting place of the 4th Earl of Devonshire, John D’Arcy, and the Earl of Danby as they plotted to overthrow King James II in 1688. At Revolution House, you can ﬁnd out more about the Revolution of 1688 and there is also a collection of 17th Century furniture. Events will be hosted throughout the summer. Find out more details about upcoming events online at www.chesterﬁeld.gov.uk/revolutionhouse
Bring Jubilee celebrations to your garden Local people are invited to take part in this year’s Chesterﬁeld in Bloom competition and mark the Platinum Jubilee in style by showcasing ﬂowers that are purple, red, white or blue. Chesterﬁeld in Bloom takes place annually and includes three diﬀerent competitions for residents to take part in: the council’s tenants gardening competition, the allotment competition, and the general Chesterﬁeld in Bloom category. Although it is not essential for those entering to grow or showcase their gardens and allotments with a link to the Jubilee celebrations, Chesterﬁeld Borough Council is encouraging as many people as possible to get involved to help us to mark this once in a generation event. If your garden is brimming with plants and colour, you grow your own vegetables, or you have a hanging basket that you are really proud of, we would love to see it. Councillor Jill Mannion‐Brunt, cabinet member for health and wellbeing, said: “You don’t have to be green ﬁngered to enter the competition. We would encourage anyone to get involved as showcasing what you do in your garden to other people can be really rewarding. “There are a range of events happening in the town centre to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee so we thought it would be a great idea for people, if they are looking for ideas, to include a few themed ﬂowers, pot plants or any other ideas they may have in colours linked to the national event. “There is a thriving allotment community in Chesterﬁeld, and we would like to encourage our growers to share their hard work with us as part of the competition.” If you fancy entering the general Chesterﬁeld in Bloom category, you could choose to complete your application about your front garden, back garden, your container garden/hanging basket or your pub/ restaurant garden. You can also nominate a neighbour or company into the competition. To ﬁnd out more about each of the categories and how to enter visit www.chesterﬁeld.gov.uk/explore‐chesterﬁeld/parks‐and‐green‐spaces/ chesterﬁeld‐in‐bloom. 52
The competition is free to enter, and everyone is welcome to take part. The deadline for applications to be received is Friday 17 June 2022. For more information please contact John Ramsey, bloom@chesterﬁeld.gov.uk The council is also repeating its popular competition for residents called ‘Chesterﬁeld’s Still Blooming’ that aims to ﬁnd the best sunﬂowers in the borough. There are three entry categories: 1. Tallest sunﬂower ‐ from the top of the soil to the top of the ﬂower (please make sure your picture is taken next to a tape measure). 2. Largest Sunﬂower ‐ the largest ﬂower head based on diameter or width (please make sure your picture is taken next to a ruler or tape measure). 3. Most Sunﬂowers ‐ plant with the most sunﬂower heads (please try to make sure all ﬂower heads are visible in your photo). To enter please send a picture of your sunﬂower, stating your name and the category you wish to enter to green.spaces@chesterﬁeld.gov.uk ‘Chesterﬁeld’s Still Blooming’ will run from until Sunday 11 September 2022. Find out more about the competition at: www.chesterﬁeld.gov.uk/in‐bloom.
Key dates announced for Chesterﬁeld’s event programme Chesterﬁeld Borough Council are encouraging residents and visitors to ‘save the date’ as details of some of the key events happening in and around Chesterﬁeld town centre this year are announced today.
More information about the Love Chesterﬁeld events programme will be published on the council’s website at www.chesterﬁeld.gov.uk/love‐chesterﬁeld and also on social media channels using the #LoveChesterﬁeld hashtag.
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Designed to provide fun and unique experiences for our Chesterﬁeld community, this year’s events programme will continue to support local businesses by encouraging people to spend more time in and around the town centre. More details of each event will be published over the coming months, but key dates to note include: 2‐5 June ‐ Queen’s Platinum Jubilee: A whole host of activities will be taking place across the borough to mark the Queen’s Jubilee – including during the celebratory bank holiday weekend which runs from Thursday 2 June to Sunday 5 June. The town centre will be decked with Jubilee‐themed decorations, with events and activities running at the council’s venues – people can check www.chesterﬁeld.gov.uk/jubilee for the latest information. 26 July ‐ Medieval‐themed Fun Day: The popular Medieval‐themed fun day makes a return for the ﬁrst time since the start of the pandemic, with families invited to kick start the summer holidays with a day on Tuesday 26 July. It’s a chance to step back into the Middle Ages and see Chesterﬁeld’s history and heritage brought to life. 27 October – 1940s Market: Fans of all things vintage will welcome news that the ﬂagship 1940s Market is also conﬁrmed for 2022 – with crowds expected to don period dress and ﬂock to the town on Thursday 27 October. The event is a highlight in the national calendar for fans of this era and is held on a Thursday to tie in with Chesterﬁeld’s much‐loved Flea Market. 20 November – Christmas Lights Switch On: Looking toward the festive season, the traditional Christmas Lights Switch on event will be held on Sunday 20 November in the town centre – and if people want to get their festive celebrations organised already, early‐bird tickets for this year’s pantomime, Sleeping Beauty, are now on sale at www.chesterﬁeldtheatres.co.uk (the show runs from Tuesday 6 December to Tuesday 3 January 2023). Chesterﬁeld Borough Council’s events programme is part of the Love Chesterﬁeld campaign – launched in partnership with Destination Chesterﬁeld to celebrate everything that’s great about the town, while supporting the trading ambitions of local retail, hospitality and leisure businesses. Councillor Kate Sarvent, Chesterﬁeld Borough Council’s cabinet member for town centres and visitor economy, said: “As we all enjoy the return to a more normal way of living, it’s fantastic to see this line up of popular events which always bring Chesterﬁeld to life – and create an opportunity for people to come out and show their support for our amazing local businesses. “We are funding a range of ﬂagship events which always prove immensely popular and create a chance for residents and visitors alike to create lasting memories in and around our historic town centre.” Motor Fest, which last took place in August 2019, will not be supported by Chesterﬁeld Borough Council. The event had become very popular, meaning the scale has become too large for the town centre and as a result poses a risk to public safety. In particular the signiﬁcant number of vehicles, attendees and other activities within the pedestrianised town centre, could make it diﬃcult for emergency services to gain suitable access. The council is committed to supporting the organisers to search for a more suitable venue.
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Derbyshire Victoria County History’s (VCH) new book on Hasland is to be launched at a special event to be held on Wednesday 15 June, starting at 7.30pm in the Devonshire Arms on Mansﬁeld Road. A History of Hasland But as we mentioned in our last edition, don’t be tricked into thinking that the modern Hasland we know today is the only topic covered in this book. Until 19th‐century boundary changes, the township (later civil parish) of Hasland also included Corbriggs and Winsick, Grassmoor, Birdholme and the St Augustine’s end of Boythorpe. It also included industry on Derby Road, for example the ‘Tube Works’. So, the history of these areas also features. Schools, churches, landscape history, housing, transport, industry local government and others get a mention. The supporting VCH Trust – a charitable organisation ‐ has recently been featuring some of the many subjects covered by the book in their blog. Hasland has been chosen as the ﬁrst of what is hoped to be a series of books looking at the history of townships and parishes around Chesterﬁeld. All are the combined result of many hours of new research carried out by volunteers and VCH county editor Philip Riden. The event is free to attend and is open to all. There will be a short talk on the history of the parish and the book will be available to purchase. The A4 sized publication, of some 200 pages, with colour plates, will cost £20. It will also hopefully be available in Waterstone’s Chesterﬁeld bookshop and possibly the tourist information centre and by post (with additional £5 carriage) from the publishers – Merton Priory Press (mertonpriory.co.uk). To ﬁnd out more about the book and view the blogs visit https://derbyshirevch.org/. Hasland
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The girls of Hasland Junior School represented Chesterﬁeld and Hasland beautifully at the PL Primary Stars Regional Finals at Nottingham Forest’s Community Centre on 28th February. They qualiﬁed for the regional ﬁnals after winning their ﬁnal against Crich Model Village, which you will have read about in the previous edition of Hasland Magazine. Our results are compiled below but the girls performed incredibly well in order to reach the semi ﬁnals. They eventually lost 1‐0 to Burton who were a strong team and the girls were unlucky not to score! The children also all got a picture with the real Premier League trophy, the replica Champions League trophy, learned how to DJ and went inside a planetarium! A truly amazing day. Drew 0‐0 with Mansﬁeld Won 1‐0 against Lincoln City Drew 0‐0 with Derby County Won 2‐0 against Nottingham Forest
Lost 1‐0 to Burton Albion Lost 1‐0 to Boston Won 3‐0 against Notts County Lost 1‐0 to Leicester
We qualiﬁed in 4th place and lost 1‐0 to ﬁrst placed Burton in a tight semi ﬁnal. The girls were fantastic as always and the future is very bright as half of our team were year 5 children so we hope to have even more continued success next year! Congratulations girls, you should be very proud of all that you have achieved this year!
Article supplied by Philip Cousins, Publicity Oﬃcer, Derbyshire VCH Trust. www.derbyshirevch.org Derbyshire Victoria County History Photographs: The earliest buildings of the now demolished Penmore isolation hospital, opened in 1904. St Paul’s, Hasland was built in 1856 midway between Hasland and Grassmoor to serve both villages.
CLUB OPENS DOOR TO NEW PLAYERS AT OPEN TRAINING SESSIONS Youngsters across Hasland are being invited to train with Hasland Community Football Club this summer, as part of the club's 'open training' events. These events were formerly known as trials, but have been re‐branded to reﬂect the inclusive nature of the club and encourage players to feel free and creative, rather than nervous. They will be taking place on the last three Saturdays in June. Speciﬁcally, Saturday 11 June, Saturday 18 June and Saturday 25 June. Sessions will be held at the Hasland School Fields, with parking available at Outwood Academy, Hasland. Parents and spectators are asked to kindly refrain from parking on local streets. Sessions for 'Mini Kickers' to Under 12s (next year's Year 7 at school) will run from 10am until 11.30am ‐ meanwhile Under 13s (next year's Year 8 at school) and upwards will run from 1pm until 2.30pm. 54
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All are welcome to attend the sessions for no cost. The club's recently refurbished snack bar will also be open on each of the days, serving food and refreshments. "Next year we are expecting to have at least 20 teams across our club, including several girls‐only squads. Lots of these teams are currently looking for new players, too, so there has possibly never been a better time to come along to our open sessions," said Jack Grasby, Under 11 coach and committee member. "As a club we are proud to be inclusive and open to players of all abilities, and will welcome all who attend. New players will be able to train alongside our existing squads and, should those squads have places and the youngsters have enjoyed themselves, it will be our pleasure to welcome them into the Hasland CFC family."
More information about the open sessions will be on the club's Facebook page, Hasland Community FC, and at www.haslandcfc.co.uk.
The Chairman’s thoughts by Mike Goodwin
Hi everyone. I can’t believe I am sat here writing another blog that signals the end of another season ‐ almost. We still have the play‐oﬀs to look forward to and I hope we can do ourselves justice at Halifax and beyond. I’m really proud of what the Trust has achieved in such a short period of time. We have been running the club for two seasons and made the play‐oﬀs in both. The previous ﬁve seasons produced nothing but heartache, relegation and poor league position. There was so much uncertainty oﬀ the pitch as well. We have had our problems over the last couple of years but we have dealt with them professionally with honesty and transparency and have gained much respect from a number of organisations. We have tried to lay the foundation for the future security and ﬁnancial viability of the club. That job is ongoing and we will continue to work hard towards that goal. This season has been one of many highs and some lows. For much of the ﬁrst half of the season we were front runners in the National League and our progress in the FA Cup was something to be really proud of. The day at Stamford Bridge was a particular highlight and one I will always remember. Our supporters that day were amazing, fantastic, awesome. All season the fan base has been the most satisfying and proudest highlight. You guys have come out in your thousands to support the club and it has been overwhelming for me as a supporter. The show of support brought a tear to my eye at the Woking match. The team hasn’t reached the heights we hoped they would over the last few months but the noise and positivity in that game was incredible. Our away support has been immense with huge numbers travelling to support the club. If certainly has been a rollercoaster from the early season highs to the dark days of January from losing our manager whilst second in the league, to the fantastic appointment of Paul Cook. I hadn’t met Paul before we approached him to help us to restore the club back to the English Football League. He is infectious as well as experienced and charismatic. I am convinced he is the man to lead us back to where we
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would all like to be. Paul has a long contract and is committed to bringing success to the club. Injuries have befallen the club since we took over but this last season has been particularly diﬃcult with the loss of Kabongo, Jack Clarke and Luke Croll to name a few. That has limited Paul’s options as we approached the end of the season. We were unable to add to the squad before deadline day but it wasn’t for the want of trying. It was refreshing to see that Paul would only spend money on players if that player added value to the squad. Whichever league we are playing in next season, I am conﬁdent we are in a good place and that we can look forward to the future with optimism. It would be great to be writing my next blog as Chairman of a League Two club ‐ as I write this blog that story has yet to be written. I will be at Halifax on Tuesday 24th May with nearly three thousand Spireites shouting my support for the boys. I hope it will be ﬁrst of three cup ﬁnals that will see us successful at the London Stadium on June 5th.
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