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Hello readers I’m out of control! Well, at least I was a few weeks ago and I must confess, I liked it … a lot! Before you think I’m one sandwich short of a picnic, let me explain… Roy and I have been married for 20 years and I have organised almost everything during that time. Roy will be the first to admit that most holidays, weekend breaks, concerts, meals, nights out (you get the gist) have been organised by yours truly. Organising must be in my genes, it just comes naturally. So, when I discovered that Roy had booked us a surprise anniversary break to Venice, it sent me into a bit of a spin. I am the research queen, and won’t book anything until I’ve trawled through numerous reviews and drawn my own conclusions. I needn’t have worried; Venice is a beautiful city and this break now tops our list of favourite European city destinations. We spent 4 days exploring the maze of quaint alleyways, bridges and canals; and much to the delight of my new fitness activity tracker, we walked miles and miles! Roy chose a lovely hotel just a few paces from St Mark’s Square. We didn’t venture much into the square until night-time … I have a bird phobia so I needed to wait for the pigeons to go to bed! I’d definitely recommend visiting Venice out of season; I can imagine that during the summer months it could get extremely busy when the cruise ships are in town. The weather was beautiful in February, cold but clear blue skies and abundant sunshine. A lot of bars and restaurants along the banks of the Grand Canal have heaters so you can sit out and watch the world go by. Another bonus with Venice is the absence of road noise and traffic pollution. Getting around is so simple on the local ‘Vaporetto’ water-bus. This mini-break has taught me that it’s good to lose control from time to time and let someone else take the lead. I wouldn’t have changed a thing. The job is Roy’s now; I wonder where he’s taking me next … Back to this edition - thank you to The Coach & Horses in Horsley for providing a 2 course Sunday lunch for 2 people as this edition’s Celebrating our 20th Crossword prize – it’s in its usual spot on Anniversary in Venice page 6. Please continue to support the local businesses that advertise within this little magazine as in turn, you are supporting your local economy.

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Contents Competitions & Puzzles Prize crossword – Win a 2 course Sunday lunch for 2 People at The Coach & Horses, Horsley 6 Champagne Sudoku 19 Children’s Puzzles 74 Friendship Blooms – FREE FLOWERS! 83 Business & Professional 2 Lifestyle 13 Food, Drink, Entertainment 23 Health, Beauty, Fitness 31 Motors 36 Home & Garden 40 Children & Education 73 Community 77

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BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL Business & Professional Legal Matters Shacklocks Solicitors Whilst the idea that someone travelling abroad

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In each edition legal advisors from Trusts Shacklocks deal with important legal topics. This month Marion Vesey

Cassandra Worton, Partner with Shacklocks (pictured) invites us to think about LLP and a member of the Society of Trust and making a decision that will benefit Estate futurePractitioners, generations.explains some of the mystery behind Trusts.

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may leave their property in Trust to be managed whilst they are away is still very useful today, 70 years later is to stillhome to protect and Trusts may be the usedtrust closer providing that accommodation. manage property or money in other circumstances too. For example, a parent may set up a Trust in Another of the wetheir lookWill for a child, or their lifetime or trusts through after setson upor bydaughter a client who is not able to for anwas adult who wanted help people manage their to own affairs perhaps because of with particular medical disability or mental capacity issues. A married conditions. Her kindness person may provide in theirhas Will for their surviving enabled her trustees to provide spouse to have a life interest in their half of the financial support to aprotecting gifted that half of the family home thereby young musician who has experienced a be home for the next generation. A Trust may number of health issues that have interfered used where someone receives damages as a result with her education, enable that child to of a personal injury ortoclinical negligence claim. be educated the appropriate A couple mayinset upmost a Trust to keep their family environment. assets in the bloodline in case of changes in family and marital arrangements which may take the Aassets Charitable Trust can be set up either out of the family, or someone with a during secondyour familylifetime may setwith up asavings Trust toand make special investments up already, or alternatively arrangementsbuilt for their two families. A person through a specially prepared Will that will in with charitable intentions may set up a Trust only effect following your theirtake lifetime or on death for the death benefitand of those will not deprive you of in capital or whotherefore they particularly wish to help the future, income during your lifetime. and by doing so leave a lasting legacy: many of the charities we see now may have been set up in this Our at are Shacklocks have a particular These all types of Trust. speciality in preparing arrangements of this kind and alsoLLP of acting as professional Shacklocks have been dealing with Trusts trustees to enable wishes to be fulfilled and for many years, though not quite as far back instructions to be followed. as the Crusades! If you would like to know more about Trusts and how they may be of Ifhelp you in areyour thinking of supporting charities circumstances contact Cassandra through Will or Farmer during your lifetime Wortonyour or Richard at Shacklocks with a lump sum, why not talk to us about LLP on 01773 822333 or 01623 626141 or the different ways in which we can helporyou email benefit those good causes, and how to make the most of the tax rules that enable a charitable cause to benefit. Call us at Shacklocks to talk about how we can help you to help your favourite local causes. Telephone Shacklocks on 0845 602 2344 or email me at Cassandra Worton

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Money Matters: Auto-enrolment

(It is either here or about to arrive!) Depending whether you are an employer or an employee, a cold shiver may have just shuddered down your spine. For many employers the very mention of ‘AE’ will be enough to stop them digesting the remainder of this article. Fear and dread has probably flooded through their minds by now. There are over 1.4 million employers in the UK alone. 300,000 have so far fulfilled their duties. 7 million employees have joined or begun saving into them. Statistics suggest the schemes are quite popular, with roughly 80% of employees taking the opportunity to save rather than opt out. AE applies to even the smaller business – businesses employing upwards of 1 employee need to meet the new rules. Terminology such as ‘eligible’, ‘non-eligible’ and ‘entitled’ all represent a category of employee that each member of the workforce needs to be assessed as. Not just initially, but every pay period, whether that’s weekly or monthly, as examples. There are 33 new compliance processes that AE brings that employers must adhere to. Employers cannot coerce, discourage or incentivise non-participation of joining an AE scheme. Employers evidenced as doing this will be heavily fined. Employers will also have to establish a scheme for employees to opt out from as employees must be

enrolled first, before they can use their right to opt out. For employers, it is not just the compulsory contributions they are compelled to make (1% rising to 3% by 2019), but maintaining the necessary paperwork to evidence the compliance and running of the scheme. So as an employer you need to understand your duties and obligations. Who as employers will you turn to for help? For many it’s their accountant, financial adviser, online, DIY or NEST. Support is there, but it’s key to plan. Time will become an even more precious commodity. When is your company’s Staging Date? Best advice says to plan at least 12 months before your SD. Beware of the limited resources available to you though. There is only so much support and 700,000 employers stage in 2017. As more employers approach their deadline, the supply of help may be less available. Don’t leave it too late. Enrolment is compulsory, even if an employee then decides to opt out. So please don’t bury your head in the sand about AE. It is on our doorstep and will not go away. Plan your next step now, not in 12 months’ time. This is your friendly warning.

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Belper Town Mayor Councillor Gary Spendlove was appointed as Mayor for the 2016/17 municipal year. Born and bred in Belper, Gary was honoured to be awarded this privilege and speaks of his experiences so far: “What an exciting time to be elected Town Mayor in one of the most beautiful places in the UK with all the diverse activities in the area. It has been a real privilege to be part of a vibrant council committed to enhancing the quality of life for all our citizens. Perhaps most rewarding for me has been meeting the many groups and individuals willing to give their time so freely as volunteers. The Scout and Guide associations, along with the Cadets and many youth groups, play a very positive role in a wide variety of development programs. We are really fortunate to have so many positive role models prepared to coach and organise our various sports clubs and organisations. Our schools continue to provide a high standard of education and varied curriculum delivered by their excellent teachers. Part of my role has enabled me to meet many members of our emergency services, who successfully keep our neighbourhoods safe and whose commitment merits a

special vote of thanks. No less worthy of praise are our Special Constables, volunteer Firefighters and Ambulance crews along with St John’s Ambulance members and First Responders whose timely arrivals have been of great benefit and assistance to many in our community. A plethora of colourful artistic offerings and musical events give the locality a very sophisticated atmosphere, a rich and diverse spectrum of talent to attract our many visitors to enrich the local economy. The bi-annual food festivals with the fantastic variety of international cuisine add to the ‘gourmet delights’ in our quality hotels, inns and restaurants. All Things Local magazine connects ourselves, and many visitors, with excellent services, tradespeople and opportunities within the area. Thank you again to the editor and staff forAll a very comprehensive publication!” Things Local HHC February 2017 .pdf

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The Better Life Pump Ups the Volume This year, our aim was self-sufficiency in water for the garden. The addition of a Rainwater Hub – fixed to the wall and intersecting a downpipe (never underestimate the value of a competent neighbour) – means that we now have a gravityfed system of connected water butts. Like many homes these days we’re on a water meter, so it makes economic as well as eco sense. Our back-up system is a subterranean tank at the rear of the house, which – fortunately for us – was a present to the previous owners from their grown-up children. (Sometimes chocolates, flowers or socks just aren’t enough!) The only downside is that you have to prime the top chamber with water each time and then pump like billy-oh until the scraping sound stops and the spout gurgles with water. And then away you go. Although, I have to say, Anne humming the Popeye theme while I pump cast-iron doesn’t add much to the experience. Recently we noticed that the pump needed more priming even though it was delivering less water. My reactive solution was to impersonate Stephenson’s Rocket until the pump shrieked in pain. Luckily, taking the pump apart was a job I could actually do for myself, thanks to my trusty antique mini wrench (a £1 bargain at a local car boot sale). To be fair, the warped shaft was both not my fault and my fault – like a Zen riddle. Specifically: I didn’t manufacture the inferior quality pump shaft, but I had bought it online because it’d seemed like a bargain. “There’s a blacksmith down on the industrial estate,” Anne revealed, as I looked on – not for the first time – in awe. My admiration faded a little when she added, “And we’d better buy a proper gasket as well, while we’re about it.” I always get a thrill at meeting craftspeople. Not only are they doing something that I can’t (which could cover anything beyond growing mint and writing unpublished novels), but they are also artisans with a heritage. The suitably burly blacksmith shook his head in dismay as I handed him the warped shaft. I felt as though I’d insulted his profession. He told us that he’d made a few cast-iron pump shafts recently and he liked to make them individually. Now, you don’t get that at your local DIY store. Next on Anne’s list was the gasket, which entailed a visit to a leather outlet. The old-timer behind the counter, who, frankly, looked a little leathery himself, gave me a withering smile when I meekly passed over the ailing gasket. He seemed to take a shine to us though, recommended that he manufacture a new gasket from quality hide, and then tried unsuccessfully to sell me a


leather hat and motorcycle belt combo. Alas, I was never born to be wild though – born to bewilder, perhaps. A week or so later, we collected the parts and I redeemed myself by putting the pump back together. I’m no expert, but I’d say the pump is now working brilliantly. We’ve learned valuable lessons too – the benefits of using local craftspeople, how buying cheaply can be a false economy, and that my feet can’t touch the road on a standard Harley. Fortunately for me, my eco-bike suits me down to the ground. By Derek Thompson

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Days out with Dennis Go by Bus? Why Not?? It seems that some of you fancy going a bit further afield, so this time we are going to Melton Mowbray famous for its pork pies and Stilton cheese. We start with Trent Barton’s The Sixes from Belper Bus Station at 9:30 to Derby Bus Station. At Derby Bus Station catch the Kinchbus Skylink service to Loughborough from Bay 7, leaving on the hour and then at 20 minute intervals past the hour. The route takes you via East Midlands Airport and the journey time is about 75 minutes. Leave this bus at Lemyngton Street, walk ahead, cross the road, and turn right down Baxtergate where you’ll find some bus stops. From stop BA (check this, as it can change), the next bus is Centrebus service No. 8 going to Grantham. This departs at 35 minutes past the hour. Leave this bus 43 minutes later in Melton arriving at stop S4 in St. Mary’s Way. For the town centre, walk back from the bus, round to the left and then to the right. The return is via Nottingham and Centrebus service 19 departs St. Mary’s Way from stop S1. This takes you, at 15 minutes to the hour, to the Broadmarsh Bus Station in Nottingham in about 50 minutes. At Broadmarsh Bus Station, platform 1 bay 6 sees you on the FREE to all Centrelink service to the Victoria Bus Station, which runs

every 10 minutes or so. The environmentalists amongst you will be pleased to note that this service is run with pollution-free electric buses. From Bay 1 the Red Arrow will take you back to Derby Bus Station every 10 minutes. From Derby Bus Station, Trent Barton’s The Sixes will carry you back to Belper from Bay 22 every quarter of an hour, starting at 5 past the hour. TICKETING Whilst bus pass holders go free, inevitably those without passes will find these outings more expensive. Where savings can be made by using day tickets etc., I will point them out. A Derbyshire Wayfarer day ticket should cover most Trent Barton and Kinchbus services. Unfortunately, Nottingham City Council charges all bus pass passengers a fixed fare on Red Arrow services leaving Nottingham. The Centrebus service requires a separate ticket. People who might be interested in the buses used are invited to try my transport ‘blog’ on

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Travel Angkor Wat, Cambodia From the 9th to the 15th century, the Khmer dynasty ruled one of the largest kingdoms in south-east Asia. Today Angkor, their ‘capital city’, is a unique history book highlighting the different styles and cultures which evolved over the 300 years it took to complete. It’s a World Heritage site, a ‘lost city’ claiming hundreds of temples and ruins scattered in a vast archaeological park. Most iconic is Angkor Wat, the best preserved temple and the largest religious structure in the world. It was built in the 12th century to honour the Hindu god Vishnu, was later used for Buddhist worship, and is featured on the national flag. Rising like a dream above the plain, it’s the finest example of Khmer classical architecture, stylish and harmonious with towers and colonnades reflected in a lotus pond. It’s a breathtaking sight, especially in the soft light of dawn tinged in silver and gold. The sandstone glows, almost surreal, birds stir in the trees and monks in saffron robes meditate at the water’s edge. The causeway leading to the entrance is still deserted and for the early pilgrims, this is a sublime vision of heaven as lotus-shaped towers mirror the five peaks of Mount Meru, the home of the gods. The first westerner to set eyes on Angkor Wat was a Portuguese monk in the 16th century, who spoke of ‘a building like no other in the world…with all the refinements the human genius could conceive.’ But the gods must have played a part, for whatever the time of day, the temple is pure magic, shimmering in the cool of the morning, burning in the midday heat, silhouetted against the darkening sky in the last rays of the setting sun. So from morning to dusk, the visitors pour in, spellbound as they shuffle around the lower gallery, marvelling at the bas-reliefs stretching for 800 metres around the central temple and regarded as the greatest artistic legacy in Angkor.

There are epic legends and battle scenes but most highly praised is ‘The Churning of the Ocean Milk’, where devils and gods fight for immortality, the latter led to victory by some of the 3,000 heavenly nymphs, or apsara, found in Angkor Wat. They also line the walls on the second level, encouraging meditation before the near vertical climb to the top, an act which requires unflinching concentration and a very slow descent. Visitors clamber down backwards and one can’t help wondering how the high priest ever managed to preserve his dignity. But when you’re up there, the world is at your feet, the courtyards, the galleries, the entrance gates at each cardinal point, two of them large enough to accommodate elephants. The oversized moats glisten like oceans, the outer walls mark the edge of the world and the forest spreads as far as you can see, hiding more vestiges from a glorious past. It’s a sacred replica of the universe, they say, and you can feel the vibes in the air. Back on the ground where city and palace once stood, cicadas whir in the trees and lizards bask in the hot sun. ‘Close your eyes’, whisper the guides, ‘and feel the past clinging to the stones.’ Then, for a moment or two, you step back in time, sitting in the Royal Court, bewitched by the wonderful Apsara and dreaming of the legendary sevenheaded snake who built a rainbow bridge to link heaven and earth by the lofty towers of Angkor Wat. By Solange Hando

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Book Reviews Our books this month are all about change, from shifting viewpoints to rewriting history. Homegoing Yaa Gyasi Homegoing follows the descendants of two African sisters – one sold into slavery, the other married off to a slave trader. We meet warring tribes in Ghana, brutalised slaves on American plantations, men forced into hard labour once slavery has supposedly been outlawed, drug addicts and numerous other characters. Brilliantly written, vivid and, at times, harrowing, this is one of those books you’ll find yourself recommending to anyone who’ll listen. Stickertopia, The Flower Garden Mitchell Beazley Walk into any bookstore and you’re likely to see at least one shelf dedicated to grown-up colouring books. So it’s not too much of a surprise that sticker books are having a similar grown-up makeover. This one includes 30 garden illustrations, from Klimt’s garden path to the butterfly garden in Bronx Zoo. You can add extra colour and detail with stickers of flowers, leaves, butterflies and birds. It’s surprisingly relaxing, and there’s something rather satisfying about putting your own mark on the designs. All Our Wrong Todays Elan Mastai No one expects Tom Barren to amount to much. They certainly don’t expect him to go back in time and completely change life as they know it. But that’s what happens. In Tom’s world, 2016 looks rather different than it does to us. The discovery of a clean, almost effortless form of energy back in the 60s has made the world something of a utopia. But then Tom becomes the first time traveller, and accidentally rewrites history. When he gets back to 2016, everything has changed.


Take Courage, Anne Brontë and the Art of Life Samantha Ellis Anne is often seen as the ‘other Brontë’. Most of us would struggle to remember the names of either of her books. In part, this is because of the way she’s usually portrayed – quiet, reserved and, well, less interesting than her siblings. Ellis goes to great lengths to show that this was far from the case. Anne’s novel, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, was, in many ways, more subversive and ahead of its time than those of her sisters. As Ellis talks us through her research, a very different Anne Brontë starts to emerge. Take Courage is far from a dry clinical biography; Ellis is clearly indignant at Anne’s treatment and the book is a real pleasure to read. Good Me, Bad Me Ali Land Can a child brought up to be a killer change her fate? That’s the question posed in this gripping psychological thriller. Milly is in foster care with a new family and a new name. All she wants is a fresh start. But Milly’s mum is a serial killer, and Milly was the one who put her behind bars. As the trial approaches, Milly has to decide what she wants from life, and how far she’s willing to go to get it. The Art of Contribution Ann Skinner The Art of Contribution aims to help people live a more meaningful life. Life coach Ann Skinner shares her advice for making a positive impact on the world. The book is broken up into short, easily digestible chapters. They focus on lessons that Skinner has learnt herself, from embracing imperfections to contributing not ‘from a place of feeling that some things in the world need fixing, but from a place of wanting to add joy to it’.

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Letting the Cat out of the Bag According to the gospel of Google, there are estimated to be over 25,000 idioms used in the English language. An idiom is a commonly used phrase or expression that cannot be taken literally. The meaning of idioms is generally clear to native speakers of the language. For example, spilling the beans does not actually mean having an accident with your morning fry up, it refers to revealing a secret. Idioms are only useful however, if your audience understands the meaning behind them. I recently overheard a conversation between a teacher and a student. The teacher, in an effort to encourage more work output, asked them to “pull your finger out”. A confused expression appeared on the young man’s face as he tried to work out exactly what to pull his finger out of. His friend, meanwhile, had taken hold of his own finger and was attempting to physically wrench it from the socket. In this case, the use of an idiom caused confusion and misunderstanding.

• Who ‘looks for a needle in a haystack’ nowadays? We are more often ‘looking for free Wi-Fi’. On a school trip, I heard shouts of joy when the children connected to the Wi-Fi at the destination. Similar idioms are used by speakers of other languages. For example, when referring to heavy rainfall, English speakers might say “it’s raining cats and dogs”, whereas in Norway it rains female trolls and in Portugal it rains toad’s beards... Ultimately, when using idioms try not to get the wrong end of the stick or you might put your foot in it.

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In fact, the idiom ‘pull your finger out’ has nautical origins and refers to the use of cannons on ships. After powder had been poured into the ignition hole, sailors would put their finger in it to keep it secure. When the time was right to ignite the cannon, they were told to ‘pull their finger out’. So maybe the outdated reference is what confused the young audience. Perhaps some idioms just need an update with a more modern reference: • We could use ‘saved by the smartphone’ rather than ‘saved by the bell’. Let’s face it, smartphones have the ability to save us from many a crisis. • Instead of ‘hold your horses’ why not ‘hold your status update’. It is always prudent to ponder consequences before posting your innermost thoughts on the Internet for all to see.

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Pauline Latham OBE MP At the time of writing, I am in the process of arranging a Jobs Fair on Friday 17th March from 10.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. at the Strutts Community Centre, Derby Road, Belper. There will be many exhibitors including Bowmer & Kirkland, Donington Park/McKenzie Arnold Group, East Midlands Trains, Pattonair, G F Tomlinson, Resonate Group Ltd, JCB, David Nieper Ltd, Marriott Breadsall Priory and many more local businesses. There will be job vacancies, apprenticeships, placement opportunities in a variety of sectors and I hope, by the time you read this, that the event will have successfully introduced many local people to employers and training opportunities. Earlier this year, I was delighted that Rt Hon John Hayes CBE MP, the Minister of State at the Department for Transport, accepted my invitation to visit my constituency and see the A38 at Little Eaton island for himself. In 2015, Highways England announced proposed road improvements to this island and several others in the area. There have been several options proposed for the improvements and the Minister came to see for himself the surrounding area so that he could fully understand the various opinions and feedback that had been received from my constituents. ‘Meet your MP’, Little Eaton 'Meet your MP', Little Eaton

On another road related matter, I have continued to campaign to make the road safer near to Morley Primary School. There have been several accidents on this stretch of road, as cars travel past the school, often speeding above the 30mph speed limit. I recently raised this issue again in the House of Commons and I asked Andrew Jones MP, the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport, whether councils are able to decide the change in speed limits. The Minister confirmed that local authorities have the powers to lower the speed limits where they think it is appropriate and

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the Minister agreed to write to Derbyshire County Council to confirm this. Over the last few months, I have held eight ‘Meet your MP’ sessions with almost 800 people attending in total and my final two events from this round of meetings were held in Duffield and Little Eaton. I started each MeetingChristian Christian Aid Aid volunteers in Duffield event explaining Meeting volunteers in Duffield to constituents about my role as an MP and about my working week. I then took questions from the audience on a variety of issues, both on local and national matters. Feedback from these sessions was positive and I hope that those who attended found the events useful. At the Duffield session, I also had the opportunity to meet with constituents who work with Christian Aid and I was able to personally congratulate them on the excellent and worthwhile work they do as volunteers. On Friday 27th January, as many of you know, it was ‘Holocaust Memorial Day’. I marked the anniversary, along with many others, by signing the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment and I pledged my commitment to honour those who were murdered during the Holocaust as well as pay tribute to the extraordinary survivors. This is an opportunity to reflect on the appalling events that happened and reminds us all that we have a responsibility to ensure that this never happens again. Finally, if you have an issue that you have not been able to resolve yourself and you think that I may be able to help, please do not hesitate to contact me by emailing or telephone 01332 676679.

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Just a Thought... A Moment to Paws I’m writing this article in honour of someone who taught me what it is to truly live. To live a life with generosity of spirit. To find joy in the everyday and to meet hardship with bravery and hope. This is for you, Eddie Hilton. Eddie was named after the main character in the much loved 90’s TV show ‘Ab Fab’. She was named this because she was bouncy, lively, ditzy, fun and fantastic from the minute she entered our lives. I should mention at this point that she was a chocolate labrador, but to her that was a mere heritage distinction – because she thought she was a person. Most of the time, so did we! Not because we were mad but because we were madly in love with her.




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She had the most gentle nature and the most welcoming waggy tail. She was abandoned by someone at the tender age of 18 months and by chance found and rescued by my father. She stayed by his side for 13 years and brought incomprehensible

joy to our world. At the hardest of times she was the only thing that glued us all together as a family and at the best of times she sat back and bathed in the tranquillity of life. Eddie loved to love and knew nothing of anger, hatred or discrimination. Her utterly wonderful life came to an end this year and the hole that has been left feels at times like a gaping chasm. However, when I feel the gnawing sadness of her departure I try to harness the absolute joy of her existence. Her legacy is this: everyone should be a little more Labrador. Long may it last. We love you Eddie xxx

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And Another Thing... Tom Spoils a Good Walk From the other end of the Sunday breakfast table, my Dearly Beloved stared at me in disbelief. “Tom, what on earth are you wearing?” Sporting my Pringle jumper, Farah slacks and Michael Jackson glove I replied, “What does it look like? I’m off to spoil a good walk. Nigel has asked to make up a four-ball.” “Does he know you can’t play?” “Rubbish, I made par at Royal Birkdale.” “You mean you beat Evan and Hannah at crazy golf on Southport pier? Well off you go then!” After squeezing the Mondeo Ghia between two shiny Germanic tanks, I breezed into the club house to be greeted by Nigel with Simon and Chris – two tall chaps clad from head to foot in Ping and Nike. “Tom! Ready for a spot of match play?” “Sure! Where do I go to rent some bats?” After kitting myself out with a half-set from the club shop, we strolled onto the first tee. With the dew glistening on the immaculate fairway, I squinted at the flag fluttering gently in the mid-morning mist. With the pines swaying imperiously to my right, the club house nestled serenely on my left, surely this was golfing Nirvana. As agreed, Simon had first dibs at the green. A suggestive wiggle of his haunches then – thwack! His small white missile was sent into a perfect trajectory towards the hole. Nigel was up next, and proceeded to hook his effort into the light rough. Third to tee off was the debonair Chris, who effortlessly located the fairway. Soon it was all eyes on me. After dithering over my weapon of choice, a clearing of throats told me that my procrastination was getting on everyone’s wick. There was only one thing for it – death or glory. It was time to deploy the heavy artillery. “The driver, Tom? Feeling brave?”

sitting happily on the tee, awaiting further instructions. Without skipping a beat I spat on my hands and announced, “Okay, enough practice swings – let’s get off the mark.” Like a coiled spring I unwound my twisted torso and whoosh…into the air she went, arcing beautifully into the sky. Unfortunately the item in the stratosphere wasn’t the ball – it was my club. With all the dignity I could muster, I trudged off to retrieve my equipment. After my fellow golfers were back up off the ground, I decided to follow Nigel’s advice: “Tom, why don’t you play it safe with a three-iron?” And so we slogged onwards. Finally, as dusk began to fall, we reached the eighteenth, by which time Simon and Chris, not unreasonably, had had quite enough. And then it happened. On the final fairway I took a battered seven iron and swung it in the general direction of the pin. Thwack! I connected perfectly and up went my ball – a pure golf shot, rising gracefully skywards before plopping down gently onto the green…then - a hop, a skip…and unbelievably, in she rolled! “Did you see that? Did you see that!?” Nigel put his head in his hands as Chris turned to Simon and sighed, “How I pity his poor wife.” Back home I rushed upstairs and started rummaging in the back bedroom as Sarah called out, “Tom where have you been? It doesn’t take that long to play, surely?” “Well it does right now, but as I practice more and more I’ll go round quicker! Here they are!”

I blew out my cheeks and narrowed my eyes. After a quick check on the position of my target, I pulled back my mighty masher and let fly. Immediately after my swing I was up on one leg, leaning forward to check the progress of my effort. “Can you see it?”

“Listen, if you think I’m staying at home every Sunday while you cut sods out of the fairway, you can bog off! And take off Granddad’s plus fours, you look ridiculous. Now go and set the table.” And so, as I miserably decanted the Merlot, I wondered if Tiger Woods ever had as much trouble getting out the house.

I glanced hopefully at Nigel who grimaced and then pointed at my feet. I looked down to see my ball still

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Thai Green Curry This classic curry is great for a mid-week family supper – it’s quick to make and tastes delicious! Serves: 4 Ready in: 35 minutes Ingredients: 200g Thai jasmine rice 1 tbsp sunflower oil 1 onion, peeled and thinly sliced 2 tbsp Thai green curry paste 1 large red pepper, deseeded and thinly sliced 1 large courgette, sliced 450g chicken breast fillets, cut into chunks 400ml can coconut milk 1 tbsp soy sauce 1 tbsp fish sauce Squeeze of lime juice 2 tsp Nigella seeds Method: Cook the rice in a large pan of boiling, lightly salted water for about 15 minutes until tender, or follow the packet instructions. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat and fry the onion for 5 minutes. Stir in the curry paste and cook

for 1 minute until fragrant. Stir in the pepper and courgette and fry for a further minute. Add the chicken and cook for 3-4 minutes until no longer pink, stirring all the time. Pour in the coconut milk and simmer gently for 10 minutes until the chicken is cooked. Stir in the soy and fish sauces and lime juice. Drain the rice and use a small heatproof cup or bowl to make four mounds of rice on warmed serving plates. Sprinkle the Nigella seeds on top and spoon the curry on the side.

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Beer Beers of the Month: April All the talk in the beer world for the last two or three years has been of craft brewers and craft beers. But what’s the difference between the craft brewers of today and the straightforward microbrewers of yesteryear? Well, to the naked eye the most obvious distinction is that craft brewers are much more adventurous in typography and graphic design. Their labels tend to be an undisciplined jumble of colours and fonts and there are generally far too many words, none of which tell you much about the actual contents. So let’s turn to the contents now, and compare an ultramodern hyperactive craft IPA to a version made by a brewery that’s been ploughing the same row for so long now it must surely have succumbed to boredom long ago. Punk IPA at 5.6% abv comes from Brewdog, the pioneering Scottish craft brewer that came to fame through its use of negative marketing, courting controversy to gain the media’s attention. This is perhaps the country’s best-selling craft beer – but is it any good? Well, it’s certainly interesting. My little tasting panel identified aromas of Rooibos bubble bath (honest!), lemongrass, basil, straw and peach, while the palate was honeyed, viscous, sweet, and not unlike a passionfruit J2O – certainly with none of the bitterness you’d expect from an IPA. Similarly the finish – peppery, with a hint of chilli, but with no discernible hop bitterness. Adnams, like many an old-established brewer feeling threatened by these crafty newcomers, has also gone down the bonkers-labelling route for its Innovation IPA (a hearty 6.7% abv); with far too many words, a completely made-up back story, and a list of exotic hop varieties which looks impressive but means nothing to you and me. The beer, though, pleased: sweet citrus notes on the nose – mandarin or perhaps tangelo; a richer, creamier mouth feel than Punk IPA with a slightly soapy sweetness; and a rich, dark, lingering finish. So, then: both excellently fruity and complex beers. Neither of them a bit like an IPA, though.


Beers of the Month: May Something like 1,000 new breweries have opened in Britain in the last 10 years, and even though pubs are closing and alcohol consumption is dropping, almost none of them have gone bust. Clearly they’re doing something right, and much bigger, older, uglier breweries are trying to figure out what. And – joining being a function of not beating – some pretty unlikely candidates are turning to that ol’ sincerest form of flattery. The unlikeliest of them all being Guinness, perhaps the biggest one-product beer factory in the world. Back in December we had a look at Guinness’s West Indies Porter and we liked it. Now it’s (sort-of) summer, we’re looking at Guinness Golden Ale (4.5% abv) – and do we like that too? Well, no. For a start, it’s not golden – in fact it’s closer to copper than gold. And then there’s the nose: “like feet, or warm Stilton – lactic and sour,” was one comment. “Sugary – diabetic trucker’s pee,” was pithier still. The palate? “Thin and sharp.” “Where’s the malt?” “Soda water.” And the finish? Short and sharp with a hint of sour apple. So, not a favourite, then. From Black Sheep of Masham, North Yorkshire, which celebrated its silver anniversary last year, comes a more promising attempt at a “craft” beer. Black Sheep is best known for its eponymous bitter, which is a superbly executed albeit dead traditional malty brown beer formulated with the Yorkshire palate firmly in mind. A golden ale, whose floral hop aroma should burst out of the glass at you like a flowerfilled hand grenade, is something of a departure. Have they nailed it with Golden Sheep (4.7%)? Yes they have – although admittedly it’s more of a fruiterer’s than a florist’s. This is a Yorkshire thing. Yorkies are more about malt than hops and a golden ale is usually more about hops than malt – most even have a dose of wheat malt to keep that body light. But this is a curvaceous mill-girl of a beer: malty nose with notes of lime and cherry; rounded Pimms-y palate ripe with strawberries; then green fruit or even apricot in a long, astringent, thirst-quenching finish. By the ‘eck! Wakes week must be early this year! By Ted Bruning

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Nonno’s In March 2011, Nonno’s Italian restaurant on Green Lane in Belper first opened its doors to customers. Six years on, they’re now preparing to open a second restaurant, Nonno’s Pizzeria, just minutes away from their popular first site. The family business is owned and run by husband and wife team Santo and Romina Calderone and Romina’s father, Gianpaolo Foddis, who is also the head chef. Initially they planned to open Nonno’s during the daytime only as an Italian café, but they soon decided to put their love of food and Gianpaolo’s extensive experience as a head chef in numerous Italian restaurants to good use, creating the lunchtime and evening restaurant that locals and visitors alike now know and love. They also offer private daytime functions in their large upstairs dining area, which is perfect for parties, christenings, funerals and other events. The decision to open a second restaurant came about when the property (previously Graze restaurant) became available and the opportunity presented itself. Romina explains: “At Nonno’s we serve a variety of traditional Italian and Mediterranean dishes, including à la carte, fish dishes, meats and pasta, but we don’t serve pizza. While we have no intention of changing the menu at Nonno’s we identified a gap in the market for real Italian pizzas and a range of less formal meals, so the idea of Nonno’s Pizzeria was born!”

While families are welcome at both restaurants, Nonno’s Pizzeria will offer more relaxed, informal dining with the same great quality food and menu choices to satisfy all ages. Set to open during early April, Nonno’s Pizzeria features a large bar/lounge as well as a spacious, attractive dining area. With a lifetime of experience in the catering industry, Santo and Romina are naturally outgoing, friendly hosts who welcome customers with open arms and instantly make them feel at ease. “We’ve met so many fascinating people over the years and our customers are like an extended family! The last six years have been hard work but we’ve enjoyed every minute and we’re looking forward to an exciting future.” For more information or to view menus visit or call 01773 880401. Nonno’s Restaurant can be found at The Old School, Green Lane, Belper DE56 1BY, while Nonno’s Pizzeria is located on the junction of Strutt Street and Cheapside.

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The Bel Canto Male Chorus kindly agreed to sing at a concert held in St Peter’s Church, Belper, in January, with all proceeds going to Belper Community Enterprises, adding another £300 to the fund.

You may recall an article in All Things Local last autumn about the ‘Buy a Brick’ campaign, in which members of the community were invited to buy a virtual ‘brick’ to help towards the cost of building a new tea room in Belper’s River Gardens. The old building, built in 1906 (pictured), was once very popular but has sadly been boarded up for the last twenty years.

Local businesses are also supporting the project, with generous £500 donations being received from both Specsavers and Ellis, Fermor & Negus solicitors. Ellis, Fermor & Negus have also organised a voucher system whereby the firm will donate a further £10 to Belper Community Enterprises when a voucher is presented by clients when paying their bill.

Since launching the ‘Buy a Brick’ campaign, Belper Community Enterprises Ltd, a group owned and controlled by local people who want to give their time and energy to benefit the town, has received more good news and generous contributions to help further the project.

Belper Community Enterprises is aiming to have the tea rooms operative sometime during 2018, acting as more than just a café with weddings, business meetings, seminars, school trips and other activities also taking place there. With continued local support this objective will hopefully be achieved! If any local businesses or residents would like to help in any way, either financially or materially, please contact Les Dorey on 07773 399913. For further information or to buy a ‘brick’ visit

In January, Belper Town Council agreed to make a grant of £100,000 to Belper Community Enterprises as a major contribution towards the cost of building the new tearoom. The ‘Buy a Brick’ campaign has been very successful and continues to be popular with local people wishing to support the project. “We are very grateful to all our supporters. ‘Buy a Brick’ has so far raised £10,580.” says Les Dorey of Belper Community Enterprises.

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Derbyshire Walking: Kirk Langley Walk Type: Undulating countryside, gentle rolling hills and country lanes. Distance: 7 miles (11 km) Time: 3 – 4 hours Waymarking: Routeway 4 OS Map: Explorer (1:25,000) 259 Derby Landranger (1:50,000) 128 Derby Start: Kirk Langley Church, Kirk Langley, just to the west of the A52 (SK287 389)

A walk through rolling fields and downs on the edge of the Derbyshire Peaks, taking in the boroughs of Amber Valley, Derbyshire Dales District and South Derbyshire District, and touching along parts of the historic Bonnie Prince Charlie Walk.

As you walk up the rise you will notice a number of burrowed holes in the bank. You are passing through a ‘live’ badger sett. You may even be able to smell the musky aroma of the badgers as you pass by. It is quite safe to continue to walk through this area and badger groups are quite anxious that the general public are aware of sett locations, in order to deter illegal ‘badger baiting’. Continue across the field keeping the hedgerow on your left. Turn right, keeping the hedge to your left and proceed up the field. Continue through the gap into the second field. Walk on until you reach a gate which leads to a driveway and onto the metalled road of Burrows Lane. 2. Turn left and walk down the lane for about 300 yards to a bridle path sign by a gate on your left. Go through the gate and follow the bridleway down the field edge, through a wicket gate and to a footbridge at the bottom.

The Route 1. With the church on your left, walk west along Church Lane for about 500 yards, passing Langley House (beware of traffic). Ignore the first footpath sign on your right. As the road bends to the left, turn right onto the farm road leading to Nether Burrows. Continue to follow the road for about 1 mile and bear right just prior to Nether Burrows Farm. After approximately 200 yards bear left into the yard of the next farm and turn right between the farmhouse and the barn. Bear diagonally left across the next field and aim for the entrance into a little wooded valley. Proceed through the bamboo for a few yards and use the stepping stones to cross the small stream. Continue ahead, slightly uphill and exit into a field (you are now in Derbyshire Dales District).


3. Cross the bridge, ignore the gate on the right and go up the field with the fence on your left. Upon reaching a farm gate, proceed into a green lane with hedges on both sides. Follow this lane until you reach a surfaced road. Continue straight ahead along the road, passing a large house on the right. Follow the road until you join Long Lane (beware of traffic). 4. Turn right onto Long Lane for a few yards and take the road on the left, leading to Lees (you have now entered South Derbyshire District). Half a mile later, you will come to the Green. This

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Health, Beauty & Fitness is about halfway through the walk. The Black Cow public house serves excellent food if required. The next section of the walk takes in the Bonnie Prince Charlie Way — watch out for the special waymarks. The Bonnie Prince Charlie Walk can be obtained from Ashbourne Tourist Information Centre 01335 343 666. 5. Take the left-hand road at the Green and, just past the house with the ‘shooting weather vane’, go through a stile on the right. Keep to the hedge on your left for about 300 yards and, where the hedge bends to the right, go through a gate on your left. Proceed down a large rough field, aiming for a gap in the hedgerow. Continue across the next field to the bottom right-hand corner, where you will find a wicket gate. Go through the wicket gate with the stream on your left and keep to the bank of the stream until you come to a footbridge.

7. At the road junction, bear right and look for a stile on your left just opposite the lane leading to Radbourne Church (you are now leaving the Bonnie Prince Charlie Walk). Go over the stile and cross the field to a gap in the electric fence. Continue to a stile in the far right-hand corner. Immediately cross another stile. Cross the field heading towards another stile at the right-hand edge of a wood. In the next field bear right down the slope to the diagonally opposite corner, cross another stile and join the road. Turn left and walk up the road to the junction. 8. Just opposite the junction go over a stile on your right. Continue slightly to your left through a plantation of trees and through a gate into a field. At the far right-hand side a gate takes you into another field. Aim slightly to the right towards a gate next to a stile. Proceed over the stile, keeping the hedge on your right, until you come to a well-concealed gap on your right. Go through the thicket into the next field. Continue straight up the middle of the field to the finger post visible in the distance. This is Long Lane once again (beware of traffic). Cross over to the stile opposite and follow the path with the hedge to your left, over four more sets of stiles. As you approach the buildings of Kirk Langley, look for a stile on the left, which takes you into the next field. Head down the field towards the house on the left, to find a stile. Cross the stile into a garden and then, straight ahead, another stile takes you into the lane. Turn right to return to your starting point. Walk supplied by Amber Valley Borough Council and Groundwork Creswell, Ashfield and Mansfield, as part of their ‘Routeways’ series of walks:

6. Go over the footbridge and cross the next field, keeping the pylon to your left and three trees to your right, aiming for the Oak tree in the far hedge. Go through the gap in the hedge to the left of the tree and over the footbridge. Carry on into the next field. Bear right, aiming for the stag-headed Oak tree. Cross the stile and bridge into the next field. Proceed diagonally left to a stile over a wire fence. Continue past a small coppice, whilst heading the same direction until you reach another bridge and stile. Continue over one more small field and you will reach a narrow stile through a hawthorn hedge onto the surfaced road. Turn left and walk up to Radbourne Village. Radbourne Hall is visible on the hill, in the distance to your right, behind the tree line.

We have taken reasonable steps to ensure that this walk is safe and achievable by walkers of a realistic level of fitness. The publisher accepts no responsibility for any injuries caused to readers whilst following the walk. Always wear appropriate clothing and footwear. Walk details correct at time of going to print. It is advisable to carry the relevant OS map with you when walking the route.

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Footnotes: Deep Vein Thrombosis Deep vein thrombosis, or DVT, develops in 1 in 3,000 people under the age of 40, rising to 1 in 500 in the over 80s. One very important factor leading to the increased risk associated with ageing is immobility. A DVT is a clot that forms in a deep vein of the leg. Reduced blood flow in the legs from sitting in one position for a length of time can lead to DVT with symptoms of tenderness, pain and swelling in the affected leg. The pain usually feels worse on standing and walking. The greatest danger occurs if part of the clot breaks off, as it can move around the bloodstream until it becomes lodged in a narrower vein. If this is in the lung, it causes a blockage known as a pulmonary embolism which can be life-threatening. Much has been made of the dangers of flying, but long coach and car journeys can be just as dangerous – as can sitting in one place for long periods of time at home watching TV! Regular movement is important and the legs should be stretched at least every 2-3 hours, preferably by walking a short distance. Rotating the ankle, tapping the foot and wriggling the toes all work the muscles and help to pump blood around the leg. So please, keep moving!

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Motoring New Audi Q5 Replacing ultra-successful cars is never easy for a manufacturer, but that’s the challenge Audi has faced with the Q5, the brand’s best-selling SUV. Built at the manufacturer’s most advanced ‘smart factory’ in Mexico, the refreshed off-roader is packed with clever technology, features revised engines and a fresh look that the maker hopes will continue to win over buyers. But has it done enough?

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The new Q5 may be a little less flashy than its Jaguar F-Pace rival, but that smart new octagonal nose, dramatic headlights and sharp body creases give it fantastic presence on the road. That’s helped by a wonderfully squat stance and perfect proportions.

What’s under the bonnet?

There are three engine options to pick from – but the best seller, and our pick of the bunch, is the 187bhp, 400Nm, 2.0-litre TDI, which will account for 60 per cent of sales in the UK. This comes as standard with a clever new Quattro Ultra all-wheel drive system that can switch seamlessly between two and four-wheel drive automatically. Fuel economy is 56.5mpg with emissions of 132g/km, and it hits 60mph in 7.7 seconds and goes on to a top speed of 135mph. A 2.0-litre TFSI petrol option with 250bhp is also available. It’s capable of returning 40.9mpg and emits 157g/km. A feisty 3.0-litre V6 TDi completes the line-up, producing 284bhp and a stonking 620Nm of torque.

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The new Q5 is quite simply brilliant to drive. We tested the car on a variety of terrain, from motorways to cities and beaches to dirt tracks; it took them all in its stride. On the road it’s quiet, refined and accomplished, while in the grit it was surefooted and secure. The revised 2.0-litre diesel engine is punchy and works brilliantly when combined with the 7-speed S-tronic gearbox – overall it’s by far and away the best choice of transmission. Inside, the quality is clear. Solid, good quality materials are everywhere and the leather seats are comfortable and perfectly adjustable. There is plenty of space around the driver and logically placed controls for the multimedia system. There’s also a three-zone climate control system, an optional Bang & Olufsen sound system, and the optional virtual cockpit, which replaces the dials with a 12.3-inch high resolution display.

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The new Q5 is bigger and wider than its predecessor – but still 90kg lighter. Inside there’s more headroom and rear knee-room, while boot space is up 10 litres. Two adults will sit comfortably in the back, but a large transmission tunnel seriously eats into rear legroom in the middle seat. Safety systems are plentiful and buyers can opt for active lane assist, pre-sense assistance which helps detect if a crash is imminent and can apply the brakes for you, and cross-traffic assistance at the rear that will help when pulling out of parking spaces. In slow moving traffic it’s even partly autonomous, slowing down and speeding up in jams while keeping you in your lane.



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Property Matters Are You Sitting on a Building Plot? Too much garden and not enough time for gardening? Some of you out there have very large gardens that you either don’t want or don’t need. Turn them into building plots, make some money, put your lawn mower away and put your feet up this summer…

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Not everyone can do this, but if you have an unusually wide and/or long garden, especially if you live on the corner of two streets, there’s a strong chance you may have a building plot!

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Small scale developers and certainly individuals looking to build their dream home need the comfort of knowing the site has planning permission. CAN It doesn’t costVALUE a lot to get what’s NEW BEDROOM LIFT BY known as ‘outline planning permission’ compared to the uplift A QUARTER! in the value of the land. Don’t waste your money having full designs prepared and obtaining full planning permission – the Research byofNationwide Building Society people thinking buying your site may have their own ideas suggests that or expensively loft conversion and be unwilling to an payextension more for your arrived at design solution. which creates a double bedroom can add

12% to the average price of your home. Employ a good designer research also suggests But, get this………..the A good local architectural practice with experience in housing creating its local ownplanning bathroom could theport that knows the policies shouldincrease be your first average price by as much as 23%! Bearing in mind that moving up the property ladder from a three-bedroom to a four-bedroom house costs an average of £40,000 (not including legal fees and other moving costs) a two storey extension or loft conversion can be accomplished for around £30,000 - £35,000. Not much difference you may say but consider this……..with a two storey extension you also gain the floor area downstairs. This could be for that much-needed study/home office, family area for the kids,

As with conservation areas you can’t get outline permission on listed buildings. You have to prepare and submit a fully detailed design and planning application.

or simply to extend the kitchen.

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Homes & Gardens the surface, and level it off to make it easier to sow the seeds evenly and at the same depth. You can make your own tamper using a piece of wood with a small block of wood nailed to it to make a ‘handle’.

Gardening Flower Power You can inexpensively and easily grow a huge range of flowers from seed at home. Just about every perennial flower is available to grow from seed, and once they have reached flowering size they’ll just keep on performing! There are lots to choose from, including lupins, silene, Echinaceae, geranium, perennial poppies, delphiniums, gaillardia, hollyhocks, rudbeckia and salvia. Pay a visit to your local garden centre or use a seed catalogue and start planning; you could save a fortune, and all from a packet or two of seed. To start, you need containers to sow the seeds into – I like to use half-sized seed trays, RootTrainers or smaller individual cells – and some good quality compost and your chosen seeds. It helps if you have something to tamp down the compost too, plus labels, a permanent marker, a dibber and some vermiculite (for covering seeds that need some light to germinate well). Sieve compost through a compost sieve to remove the larger lumps, leaving fine compost perfect for seed sowing. If you sieve it straight into the pots, cells or trays, make sure you collect up any that falls on the surface below. Once the compost is in the tray or pot, firm it down so that there are no large gaps beneath

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It is easier to look after seedlings if the seed has been sown in straight rows; make the rows using a plastic plant label. Check the packets for the correct depths for the seeds, and if you are sowing seeds in small cells then it is easier to make the holes using a dibber (or a pencil if you don’t have one). RootTrainers are ideal for larger seeds such as sunflowers. Don’t sow too densely or the seedlings will need more thinning out and will be more likely to become drawn, leggy and weak. Once in place, just cover the seed with compost. If you are sowing larger seeds into cells, just pop the seeds into the prepared holes and cover to the required depth. Next, use a watering can with the rose attached and water thoroughly. If the seed sown was quite small, it is best to stand the tray in a shallow tray or bowl of water, so the compost absorbs water from below – this way the seeds are less likely to be displaced. Finally, label your seed trays clearly, ideally with a permanent marker. Many perennials need heat for the seed to germinate reliably. Put the trays, pots or cells into a propagator, standing each on moist capillary matting. Once the seedlings appear, gradually lower the temperature and then prick each one out into its own pot. Keep them fed and watered as they grow and in just a few weeks or months you will have some great plants ready for the garden. By Pippa Greenwood Visit Pippa’s website to buy gorgeous UK grown vegetable plants accompanied by weekly advice emails from Pippa, or to peruse the really useful selection of Pippa’s favourite gardening items including SpeedHoes, SpeedWeeders, raised bed kits, Nemaslug and other nematode controls for leather jackets, vine weevils and other pests, pull-out EasyTunnels, signed books and lots more besides.

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Short Story The Friends of Yarrow Avenue “What time do you call this?” Gladys was straightening papers at her mahogany desk when Jean came shuffling into the study. “We can’t have dawdling – the Press are coming.” “Sorry,” said Jean, “I just bumped into Mr Pike at number three.” “How’s he?” Gladys asked. “He’s got these temporary dentures,” Jean said. “They’re absolutely huge. He reminds me of that old cartoon dog, what’s his name?” “False teeth, whatever the size, are hardly an excuse for leaving his bin out,” Gladys muttered tartly. “Did he have anything to say for himself?”

“He has,” Jean said. “They look ever so colourful.” “So why are they offensive?” Gladys asked. “They’re not. At least, I don’t think they are.” “What aren’t you telling me?” Gladys narrowed her eyes. “Don’t bother taking your coat off, we’re going to have a look.” Gladys strode through the hall with Jean hurrying behind her.

“Nothing much.” Jean began unwinding her scarf. “Just some remarks about the tulips.”

“At first, I decided to plant them so they spelled GOOD DAY!” Jean said.

“Remarks?” Gladys sat upright. “What sort of remarks?” One thing she’d discovered since appointing herself Chair of the Friends of Yarrow Avenue was that there were always remarks.

Gladys froze. “Please tell me you didn’t?” She imagined some dreadful municipal park planting scheme.

She’d thought her neighbours would be glad of a cheerful reminder that it was time to take down their outdoor Christmas lights, or attend to the guttering. Who wouldn’t be glad of a note suggesting that they tackle their privet? All she got was remarks. Things would change after today. A man from the Gazette was coming to photograph the tulips they’d planted on the avenue’s grass verge. She’d had her hair done specially. With the right publicity, Gladys imagined, she’d finally get the recognition she deserved. “He said that given where they’d been planted,” Jean settled herself at the card table which doubled as her desk, “he thought they were offensive.” “Offensive!” Gladys scoffed. “Who could possibly be offended by tulips?” “I know!” Jean picked up her stapler as though she’d never seen one before. “Have you walked down to admire them yet?” Gladys had not; she preferred to drive along the avenue. Her role was purely organisational. It was Jean, as secretary, who’d gone out in the freezing fog with a dibber to plant them last Autumn. “What’s wrong with them?” Gladys asked. “I imagine he’s got a wonderful view from his bay window.”


“I didn’t,” Jean said. Gladys breathed a sigh of relief, and set off down the garden path. “I just planted GOO.” Jean stammered. “I see.” Gladys marched purposefully towards the corner of the avenue. “So the tulips just say GOO?” “Well no,” Jean continued. “I remembered you’d said we should promote our residents’ association. So after GOO, I began to spell out FY – you know for the…” “Friends of Yarrow Avenue,” Gladys interrupted. A little tacky, she thought, but at least people would know who was responsible for the tulips. “Yes,” Jean said, catching her breath. “Only I ran out of bulbs before I could do the A.” “Please tell me my flowers don’t spell the word GOOFY?” Gladys cried. They turned the corner to see poor Mr Pike and his temporary false teeth with the photographer from the Gazette. “Goofy!” Jean laughed cheerfully, “Yes, that was the cartoon dog’s name.” The front page of the Gazette the next day was indeed all about the Friends of Yarrow Avenue and their tulips, finally giving Gladys exactly the type of recognition she deserved. By Jackie Brewster

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Children & Education

The Diary of a Local Mum Will it be OK? Owing to enthusiastic participation in various sporting activities (and sprinkling of general carelessness), my children have unfortunately picked up quite a collection of injuries over the past few months. Thankfully, none of them have turned out to be too serious and they’ve managed to heal well enough to continue to put themselves in enjoyable competitive peril. However, when the said injuries occur, the first thing they ask when the tears have dried and they turn to me for reassurance is ‘Will it be ok?’ To which I always respond, ‘Yes, it’ll be absolutely fine, don’t worry!’ whilst simultaneously suppressing rising panic. I, of course, have absolutely no clue at that point of the severity of the injury, the estimated duration of the healing process (usually the second question), whether it will still hurt tomorrow, and whether they’ll still be able to go to school/their friend’s party at the weekend/the next scheduled sporting event. I can usually reassure them with conviction that their toe, leg, finger, head and, most recently, tongue (yes, really) won’t fall off – but beyond that, there’s little basis to my promises of ‘it’ll be fine’. I have done first aid courses in the past so I do know the basics (RICE – Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation is usually a default, although this was trickier with the tongue incident) and I can ask all the right questions (‘Does it tingle?’, ‘Does it hurt if I do this?’, ‘Can you feel this?’) but I have very little clue what to do with the answers (apart from more internal panic). Thankfully, wonderful local NHS staff have been able to step in at this point with expert knowledge, meaning that my only really useful input is coordinating appointments, acting as a taxi service and repeating the ‘it’ll be ok’ mantra. But, that’s what parents do. Sometimes, kids just need to hear ‘it’ll be fine, don’t worry’ in any

situation, and I can imagine even in the most traumatic of circumstances parents around the world all say the same to their little ones as they protect them from what can often be a very harsh reality, staying by their side and supporting them as the severity of the situation unfolds. Thankfully, we’ve never had to cope with anything more serious than a broken bone and my heart goes out to families who, day in day out, have to keep children’s spirits high as they battle physical or mental illness, life-changing injuries, devastating changes in personal circumstances, or the injustice of war, famine or natural disasters. Being a constant, reassuring presence whilst also having to deal with your own emotions, worries and the practical day-to-day difficulties that life throws at you must be overwhelming. I know there are many fantastic organisations, professionals and charities out there to support families and children in such situations, and watching Children In Need, Comic Relief and other similar fundraising events really reiterates not only what some children and families have to endure, but also the wonderful work that is done to help those in need. Many of us, myself and my children included, are very fortunate to lead happy, relatively carefree lives, sheltered from much of what goes on in the wider world. Sometimes a small issue can disturb our day-to-day status quo and feel like a big deal when actually, it really isn’t anything major in the grand scheme of things. As I write this, Comic Relief is approaching, so on Friday 24th March I plan to spend the evening laughing at the genius of some of our best-known comedians, crying as I see what some children have to endure, and smiling along with them as their lives are changed for the better by the care, support, and generosity of strangers. And I’ll be making a donation, as my way of saying ‘Don’t worry, it’ll be ok.’

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Derby Mobility Services When mobility is a problem, for any reason, even the simplest things in life can become difficult. Derby Mobility Services, based on Derby Road, Ripley, provides a range of aids that will help to make day-to-day life easier and more comfortable. From scooters to stairlifts, armchairs and sofas to beds, or wheelchairs to living aids, DMS offers individual assessments and a vast array of products to help with many aspects of mobility, comfort and everyday practicalities. With 19 years’ experience and an unrivalled reputation, DMS provides the personal level of service that you’d expect from a local family business, coupled with the reliability of some of the industry’s most trusted brands including TGA Mobility and Kymco (scooters), Repose and Rise & Recline (furniture), Brooks and Handicare (stairlifts), and Karma and Sunrise Medical (wheelchairs). For added assurance, they are also BHTA (British Heath & Trade Act) accredited. Rob Cartledge, who took over the business from his father last year, explains “We offer many products and services that customers aren’t aware of. We’re well known for supplying both road-legal and class 2 scooters, but there is actually very little we can’t help with! Our recently refurbished showroom now displays a much wider range so I’d encourage customers to come and have a look around. If getting to the shop is difficult, we offer free home visits and

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Your Horoscope April and May 2017 April: Venus, the planet of love and romance, starts and finishes the month in passionate Aries; interestingly she dips back into mystical Pisces from the 3rd to the 28th, highlighting sensitivity and compassion within relationships. Fantasy may win over reality as this seductive energy draws you in. Dynamic Mars plods through practical Taurus until the 21st – perfect for getting things done as this energy is stabilising and brings the opportunity to be more grounded and persistent. Tricky Mercury is preparing to go retrograde on the 10th, it’s best to finalise any important correspondences before then. The full moon in Libra on the 11th highlights themes around harmony and balance; you’ll need to ask yourself if you are taking on too much and pay attention to where rest and relaxation may be necessary. An energy boost arrives with the new moon in Taurus on the 26th. May sees the sign of Taurus the bull moving into the spotlight; this sign is down to earth and constructive and this stable and practical energy can be used beneficially to keep your projects going at a steady pace. Taurus is also the sign of nature, spring is here – be sure to get outdoors as much as possible and enjoy the abundance of the natural world. The planet Mercury finishes its retrograde motion on the 4th, ensuring that things will flow much more smoothly as the rest of the month picks up pace. The full moon in Scorpio on the 10th increases self-awareness and intuition and enhances emotional intensity. The new moon in Gemini on the 26th is lively and curious, increasing our hunger for knowledge and developing our capacities as thinkers and communicators. ARIES: MARCH 21 - APRIL 20 April: Your ruler, dynamic Mars, is in practical Taurus and shines the torch on your finances this month. Your earning ability is ripe for change so take advantage of an opportunity to meet new people who can influence your work progress. The full moon on the 11th illuminates a breakthrough. May: Mars, your ruler, remains in the upbeat sign of Gemini all month; plans, projects and anything to do with communication should be gathering momentum as May unfolds. The Scorpio full moon on the 10th brings investments and shared resources into the spotlight. TAURUS: APRIL 21 - MAY 21 April: Mars is steadfast and strong in your sign until the 21st. This is your cue to shift gear and turn up the pace. Finances are also a high priority this month and you should have some new money making ideas up your sleeve. The full moon in Libra on the 11th brings interesting opportunities your way. May: The Sun is in your sign until the 21st and energetic Mars in Gemini continues to give you an extra boost of vitality. Venus, your ruler, is in fiery Aries all month, bringing you a chance to clear up some emotional matters that have been bothering you for quite a while. GEMINI: MAY 22 - JUNE 21 April: Abundant Jupiter brings renewed confidence and courage around the time of the full moon on the 11th. Creativity is in the spotlight and you’ll need to take stock and review your options as a brilliant idea can now turn into reality. Try to get important communications out of the way before the 10th. May: Mercury, your ruler, returns to direct motion in your sign on the 4th opening up the possibilities for innovative ideas and exciting new plans to pick up pace and move ahead. The full moon in Scorpio on the 10th sheds light on an exciting opportunity for the future. CANCER: JUNE 22 - JULY 22 April: Domestic matters get the go ahead after the Libra full moon on the 11th, when any setbacks and delays should start to ease. Abundant Jupiter shines a helpful and powerful light, empowering you to live your life on your own terms. Take advantage of the auspicious new moon on the 26th. May: This month brings a pleasing social period your way, opportunities open up and you can bask in the spotlight. Practical matters also look encouraging and you’ll feel ready to put in quite a lot of hard work. After the full moon on the 10th you find that help comes from unexpected quarters. LEO: JULY 23 - AUGUST 23 April: Mercury, the planet of commerce, starts its retrograde motion on the 10th highlighting your career sector and ensuring that some reassessments need to be made. Jupiter’s challenging aspect to transformational Pluto acts as a wakeup call. This is the catalyst to self-empowerment. May: Energetic Mars in Gemini remains in a pivotal sector of your chart, bringing all sorts of new developments to your social life. Relationships may be the most exciting part of your life right now as a deep friendship, or even a love affair could become particularly rewarding for you.

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Community VIRGO: AUGUST 24 - SEPTEMBER 22 April: Dynamic Mars is directing the spotlight on to education and travel making this month a great time to make plans, but do try to keep your options open. The powerful full moon in Libra on the 11th brings your finances into focus; money matters may require careful handling. May: Dynamic Mars is at the highest point of your chart all month, illuminating the way for brighter career prospects. Avoid wasting energy on trivia and take care not to be distracted. The Taurus new moon on the 25th highlights a brilliant opportunity and a new beginning. LIBRA: SEPTEMBER 23 - OCTOBER 23 April: The important full moon in your sign on the 11th illuminates your ability to be successful and shows the need to find a good balance and a positive outlook. As Dynamic Mars moves into Gemini on the 21st, be watchful for opportunities through friends, groups and associates. May: Further learning opportunities and long distance travel are both in the spotlight this month. Venus is in fiery Aries all month ensuring that confidence and intuition are at a peak. Take this opportunity to further develop new projects, particularly around the Scorpio full moon on the 10th. SCORPIO: OCTOBER 24 - NOVEMBER 22 April: Your relationships are set to get a boost as energetic Mars highlights this area of your chart; Venus is well positioned to bring love and romance your way. With Mercury going retrograde on the 10th you’ll also need to pay close attention to the small print on any transactions. May: The full moon in your sign on the 10th illuminates the important decisions that you have taken in recent months. Successful work projects now coincide with your determination to succeed in all areas of life. Dynamic Mars in Gemini is strong in your financial sector. SAGITTARIUS: NOVEMBER 23 - DECEMBER 21 April: Work and lifestyle issues are in the spotlight this month; it’s a good time to spend time on finding a better balance in these areas. Mars is powerful in Taurus giving you stability to go ahead with creative and innovative ideas. Ambitious viewpoints have a good chance of success around the 26th. May: Mars in Gemini brings your relationships and partnerships into the spotlight this month. With the love planet Venus strong in fiery Aries, passionate romance is also on the cards. The Scorpio full moon on the 10th is rather introspective, heightening reflection and intuition. CAPRICORN: DECEMBER 22 - JANUARY 20 April: Mercury and Mars both occupy an extremely creative sector of your chart, making this a good time to develop any expansive career plans that you may have. The full moon in Libra on the 11th illuminates a new opportunity and allows you to make a lasting impression on those around you. May: This month brings a sense of adventure and exciting new possibilities. The Sun and Energetic Mars are both in pivotal positions in your chart, ensuring that you enjoy popularity and recognition. Use positive thinking to get the very best out of any new social endeavours. AQUARIUS: JANUARY 21 - FEBRUARY 18 April: Home and family look set to occupy your time this month as home improvements become a top priority. Vibrant Mars is strong in practical Taurus, giving you extra energy to complete outstanding projects. The full moon in Libra on the 11th brings a boost to forthright communication. May: Your ruler, the maverick planet Uranus, is in spectacular aspect to practical Saturn all this month. Apply your energies to constructive pursuits and connecting with influential people: your intellectual powers are sharp, particularly after the 4th as Mercury goes into direct motion. PISCES: FEBRUARY 19 - MARCH 20 April: It looks like a busy month for Pisces as the Aries Sun illuminates the financial sector of your chart and kick-starts your desire to make money fast. A bold approach should pay off; try to strike before Mercury goes retrograde on the 10th. The new moon on the 26th is great for energetic communication. May: Your home and your family are in the spotlight this month as energetic Mars stirs up the domestic area of your chart. A new plan of action is on the cards and you may need to make some major decisions. Creativity and intuition flow after the full moon on the 10th.

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Friendship Blooms Show your appreciation for a fellow member of the community; it may be a friend, a family member or maybe someone you’ve come into contact with who provides a wonderful service or who works hard to Beverley Kennedy, Floraline make a difference. Let All Things Local surprise them with a fresh bouquet of flowers. All Things Local has joined forces with Beverley Kennedy (pictured) from Floraline, Gregory’s Way in Belper, to offer readers the chance to show their appreciation for a fellow member of the community.

Jane Lindsay (right) presents the Friendship Blooms bouquet to neighbour and friend, Liz Wells. putting ‘Friendship Blooms’ as the subject. Please include your full name, address and daytime telephone number on your nomination. Closing date for nominations for the next issue is Wednesday 26th April 2017.

The recipient of this issue’s bouquet is Liz Wells of Belper. Liz was nominated by her neighbour, Jane Lindsay. Here’s what Jane wrote: I would like to nominate my neighbour Liz Wells. I moved in across the road from Liz 11 years ago during a difficult time. Liz offered her support, asked no questions and made our transition into a new home much easier. The children settled well knowing there was always a friend close by. I am now moving and the hardest thing will be leaving Liz and her lovely family behind. I would like Liz to receive the Friendship Blooms to demonstrate my appreciation of her support and friendship over the last 11 years. Jane Lindsay


Nominate someone to receive the next bouquet. All you have to do is state, in no more than 100 words, who you are nominating. Include their address and the reasons why you are nominating them. You can nominate more than one person if they are living/working at the same address… and remember – flowers don’t just have to be for women! The only rule is that the person receiving the flowers must live or work in Belper. Just write your nomination on a piece of paper and send to Friendship Blooms, All Things Local, 74 Woodhouse Road, Kilburn, Belper, Derbyshire DE56 0NA or e-mail your nomination to To advertise contact Ruth: T: 01332 883140 M: 07545 261034 E:



Upbeat Preventing Doorstep Crime

Check the identity of any caller and contact the company they work for to see if they are genuine. Use a number from a bill or telephone directory rather than one that they give you. If you have a neighbour that you trust, call them to see if they can check who is at your door. If you really must open the door, use a door chain or bar and make sure any other doors and windows to your home are locked and shut first.

During the past few weeks there have been reports of incidents in the Amber Valley where someone has knocked on the door of a home unexpectedly, and used an excuse to distract the resident. They have later found that cash has been stolen. Older adults are more at risk of becoming a victim of bogus callers as they tend to be more trusting and willing to let someone into their home. How can you protect yourself? The best advice is simply don’t open the door, especially when you don’t know who is calling or are not expecting anyone. A genuine caller will have ways to contact you if it is important. Alternatively, shout through and ask them to come back another time when you can arrange for someone you trust to be with you.

Is the caller trying to sell you something or offering to repair or work on your house or garden? Tell them you are not interested and ask them to leave. Genuine businesses won’t need to drum up business by cold calling. If you are worried the repairs might be urgent, contact a firm that you know or has been recommended to you. If you know someone who might be at risk please make sure they are aware of this advice. Offer to help, or put them in touch with a tradesman you know is reliable. Most importantly, please keep an eye on people calling in the area or acting suspiciously. If they are using a vehicle, or if a car or van that you wouldn’t normally see has been in the area a while, take down the registration number, colour, make and model if possible. Report any information about suspicious callers or activity to the police on 101. Always use 999 in an emergency, where you are concerned about someone’s safety or think a crime is in progress.

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Deadlines for June/July 2017 Edition: Little Black Book & Community Diary: Wednesday 26th April 2017 Advertisement Bookings, Editorials, Cancellations and Copy Amendments: Wednesday 26th April 2017 New Advertiser Copy: Wednesday 3rd May 2017

Community Diary April / May 2017 April

1st: Attic & Pre-loved Sale, Waingroves Methodist Church. 10am – 12noon. 1st: Derby Bach Choir’s Spring Concert at Derby Cathedral, 7.30pm. Reserved seats £20, unreserved £16, students £5, u16s free. Tickets from Foulds music shop (01332 344842) or 1st: Ship of Fools Comedy Night at No.28 Belper Market Place. Tickets £7, booking 07804 563371 15th: Easter Egg Hunt 9am – 1pm, Treetops Hospice Care, Derby Rd Risley DE72 3SS. Children £4 (incl. Egg Hunt and Easter Egg), adults £1. Fun and Games for all – Peppa Pig, Storm Troopers, donkeys, archery, rides...! 0115 949 1264 21st: Quiz Evening with Pie & Peas Supper, Smalley Church Hall, 7.30 pm. Tickets £6 including supper & hot drink, from 0 1332 831649 or 831830 (book by 16th April). Proceeds to St Matthew’s Church, Morley. 29th: Somercotes Choral Society presents ‘Sounds American’, 7pm David Nieper Academy (formerly Alfreton Grange), Grange Street, Alfreton, DE55 7JA. Ft. guests ‘Yesteryear’ (from TV’s The Naked Choir). Admission: £8 (U16 £4). Contact: Carole 07905 242750 / Jane 01773 780984. 30th/1st May: Belper Arts Trail: over 120 artists showcasing diverse mix of fine art, printmaking, photography, glass, ceramics, textiles, jewellery & more! 10.30am - 4.30pm both days; 53 venues across Belper. Trail guide £3. Info:


1st & 29th: Car Boot Sale, Treetops Hospice Care, Derby Road, Risley, DE72 3SS. Gates open 7am (sellers), 7.30am (buyers). Buyers: Adults 50p, under-16s free. Refreshments available, bouncy castle, on-site car park. Sellers: car £10, car & trailer £12, large van £15. Info:, 0115 9491264 5th: Ship of Fools Comedy Night at No.28 Belper Market Place. Tickets £7, booking 07804 563371 6th: Well Dressings at Waingroves Methodist Church. 11am Blessing of the Wells followed by lunches & refreshments. 20th: Derbyshire Day 10am-4pm, No.28 Belper Market Place. Local writers & artists including 2pm Helen Moat book launch. Info: Facebook: twentyeightbelper 29th: Plant Hunters’ Fair at Carsington Water, Big Lane, Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 1ST, 10am – 4pm. FREE ENTRY (charge to park). Further details: Please check events with the venue/organiser as the publisher accepts no responsibility if events are changed/ cancelled following publication. If you have a one-off event or special excursion for June/July 2017 please e-mail it to Deadline is Wednesday 26th April 2017.

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Local History:

Mary Vincent - A War Story It was 1913 and war was imminent. The young men of Belper readily joined the Sherwood Foresters to be posted to France. There, in Paris, another Belperborn person was caught up in events. She was Mary Vincent whose husband had worked in the British Embassy for over 40 years. In her spare time, Mrs Vincent served on a working party helping the British poor in Paris, but on the outbreak of hostilities it was turned into a Red Cross working party for servicemen in need of help. Soldiers arriving in Paris from the Front were provided with a bath, a change of underclothing and a good meal before they went back to the fighting. Amongst the many injured and exhausted soldiers were several from Belper. One of them was George Powditch, one of four sons who were all serving in France. Mrs Vincent wrote to his mother and obtained the names and addresses of forty-eight Belper boys at the Front. They all received, at her own expense, parcels of food and clothing, and whatever else they requested. Soon there were hundreds of soldiers from Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lancashire, Yorkshire and even Scotland and Wales who were writing to her from the trenches or as prisoners of war in Germany, and often calling themselves “the Belper boys”. All who applied received letters or parcels from the lady now known as “The Soldiers’ Friend”. She did this work from August, 1914 to November, 1918. After the war, Mary Vincent and her husband were invited to Belper as special guests of the town. On August 12th, 1919, they arrived in Belper having no idea as to what was going to take place. They were met at the railway station by many people and schoolchildren with flowers. That same evening they unveiled a war memorial at Field Head Methodist Chapel. The next day, a carriage and pair arrived at their house to take them as honoured guests to celebrations at the River Gardens, but the horses

were unhitched and over forty soldiers pulled the carriage with the Vincents in it round the town to the strains of the town band. They were then taken to the River Gardens where hundreds of people watched the ceremonials and presentations of gifts and medals. To her surprise, one of her brave soldier boys, Charlie Stone, VC, presented Mr and Mrs Vincent with gifts from the soldiers, sailors and townspeople of Belper and district. A banquet was given in their honour in a marquee in the River Gardens, seating up to ninety people. Mary Vincent returned to live in Belper in her later years and is buried in Belper Cemetery. The full story of her work for the soldiers during the Great War is recorded in the book “Memories of Paris, 1914-1919” by Mrs Mary Vincent. Members of Belper Historical Society can be found at St John’s Heritage Centre on the last Saturday of the month between 9.30 and 12 noon if you would like to drop by and discuss Belper’s history. The Roll of Honour commemorating Belper’s servicemen who fell in the Great War will be turned then to the next page. We also have a programme of talks at the Heritage Centre on the first Wednesday of the month from 7.30pm. The talk on 3rd May, 2017 will be “The History and Mystery of Matlock Bath” given by Godfrey Holmes. On 7th June, David Ford will present “Openwoodgate: Enterprise Crossroads”. All are welcome. There is a charge of £3 for visitors.

By Pat Marjoram Chairman, Belper Historical Society

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Little Black Book

Clubs, Societies, Groups, Classes Belper

1st Alton Manor Scout Group Beavers, Cubs and Scout group – More details from Group Scout Leader Darren Barnes: 01773 880019. 1st Belper Rainbows Belper Lane, Belper, Thursday evening, for girls 5 to 7. Details from 1st Belper Scout Group Belper Lane, Belper. For young people aged 6 to 14, male & female. Contact: or Group Scout Leader Sandra Nix 01773 829373

Belper Civic Forum Civic association for Belper parish (including Milford) particularly concerned with planning, services, town improvement and heritage matters.Email or Roger Shelley 01773 829176 Belper Community Church Meets three times a month at Whitemoor Centre 10.30am Sundays on John O’Gaunts Way. Modern Church for all ages. Tel: Henry Ford 01773 828619. Belper Community Cottage Community Centre, 16 Chapel Street, Belper, run by volunteers for the people of Belper. Four meeting rooms for hire at very reasonable rates. To hire or to look around call 01773 880364. Belper Countryside Joggers Jog Derbyshire group. Meets on Belper Lane across from the Talbot Hotel. Mondays at 7.45pm (beginners), Thursdays at 7.30pm (intermediates). Belper & District Organ & Keyboard Club Belper Congregational Church, Green Lane, Belper. Concerts on 3rd Saturday monthly. Social evenings on alternate Thursdays 7pm to 10pm at Belper Heritage Centre. Nigel Dawes: 01773 827204.

1st Openwoodgate Scout Group St Mark’s Church Hall, Over Lane, Belper. For boys and girls 6 to 14. Group scout leader Sharon Marshall: 07809 408 829.

Belper District 50+ Forum Congregational Church, Church Walk, off Green Lane, Belper. Quarterly open meetings, Fridays 10.30am-12.30pm. Various themes relating to over 50’s. Ann Homar 01773 829556.

2nd Belper Guides 2nd Belper (St Peter’s) Guides for great activities, challenges, fun weekly meetings, camps and sleepovers. Girls aged 10-14. Contact Donna at

Belper Folk Club Every Tuesday at The Old Kings Head, Days Lane, Belper, 8.30pm. Details from 01246 865170 or

4th Belper Scout Group Central Methodist Chapel, Chapel Street, Belper. For boys and girls 6 to 14. Group scout leader Roland Jakes: 01773 827626. Air Cadets Belper New recruits needed ages 13-18. Meet every Tuesday & Thursday 6.45pm to 9pm at Cluster Road, Belper. For more information call 07736 248923.

Belper Freedom Feed Em At No28 The Market Place, Belper. Community focussed food for all! Alternate 4th Tuesday and Thursday of each month at 6:30pm. 3 courses, prepared by volunteers, pay what you want, proceeds to charity. Booking essential via Facebook ‘Belper Freedom Feed Em’ group. All welcome. Vegans, veggies, food allergies catered for.

Alzheimers Society Belper Support Group First Tuesday of the month 2-4pm, Belper Cottage, 16 Chapel St. DE56 1AR. Info: Helen Aldridge 01332 208845 or email

Belper Gardening Club Meets 4th Monday each month at No. 28 Belper Market Place DE56 1FZ, 7.30-9.30pm. (Aug and Dec date may change). Guest speakers, plant and seed swaps, trips and events, skills workshops, socialising. Email: Tel: 07966 307000/01773 821288.

Andante Cantabile Small friendly, supportive piano group for adult learners and returners. Build your confidence, with tips for technique and sight reading. Grade 2 upwards. Over 18. No upper limit to age or skills. Meet every 2 months, free. Barbara 01773 599042

Belper Hammers Volleyball Club Looking for new members of all ages and ability. Social training session at Belper Sports Center Thursdays 7pm-8pm, adult session Thursdays 8pm-9pm, female only Wednesdays 7pm-8pm, Junior session Fridays 7pm-8pm Contact Will on 07791 071059 or

Baby Sensory Multi-award winning baby learning and developmental classes suitable from birth to 13 months. Fridays 10am, 11.15 and 12.45 at The Lion Hotel. Booking essential: or contact Marie 07989 443734 for details.

Belper Harriers Joggers Jog Derbyshire group.Meets at Belper Leisure Centre. For all jogging abilities. Tuesdays 7pm. Contact Geoff: 07802 657321

Baby World and Me Parent and baby group: a special world inclusive of core values of explore, play and bond. Suitable from birth to toddling . Visit or contact Edwina on 07719 555991. Free trial class available. Baby Yoga Suitable from 8 weeks old to crawling. Belper Community Hall Thursdays 9.45am - 11am, 6 week courses run during term time only. Small class sizes mean limited places. To book or for further information please contact Laurie Lowe at Little Sage yoga tel: 07545 479693 email: or visit Badger Explorer Scout Unit Christ Church, Bridge Street, Belper. Teenagers, male and female, 14 to 18. Explorer leader Paul Maddison: 01773 880422.

Belper Historical Society Talks programme on first Weds of the month at St John’s Heritage Centre, The Butts at 7.30pm. Email or call 01332 880600. Belper Junior Musical Theatre Singing group for 7+ years. Meet on Wednesdays at the former Strutt’s School on the corner of Gibfield Lane, Belper, 6pm - 7.15pm. Call: 01332 881766. Belper Krav Maga Academy Belper Leisure Centre, Kilbourne Road, Belper. Martial Arts club; train on Mondays & Fridays 8.30pm to 9.30pm both nights. Details on Belper Marlin Swimming Club GET INVOLVED: Competitive Swimming. Main sessions at Belper Leisure Centre Friday 8-9, Sunday 5-7. Details and contacts:

Belcanto Male Chorus Male singing with a difference. Belper Baptist Church Bridge Street Belper DE56 1AZ Contact 0162956478.

Belper Meadows Bowls Club Belper Meadows, off Bridge Street, Belper. More details from secretary Graham Sheldon 01773 827548, or New members welcome.

Belper Aiwakai Karate Club Training for all ages and abilities at Belper Leisure Centre, John O’Gaunts Way, Belper on Fridays at 6.30pm. The general club finishes at 7.45pm followed by advanced session running until 8.30pm. Dave Johnson 07954 371945.

Belper Meadows Tennis Club Meet behind Christ Church, off A6, The Triangle. Adult social nights Tuesdays and Thursdays. New members of all ages and abilities welcome.

Belper Art Group Meet at Strutt’s Centre, Derby Road, Belper every Thursday 7-9pm, Room 109. All abilities welcome. Further details from Club Secretary Teresa Bailey: 01332 840608

Belper Model Railway Group Strutt’s Centre, Derby Road, Belper (opposite Babington Hospital), Wednesdays 7pm to 10pm. Details from Stephen Shepherd (secretary) at tel no: 01283 703300.

Belper Bicycle Club Meet 1st Monday in every month (apart from Bank Holidays) at the Strutt Club, Campbell Street, Belper 7pm. New members welcome of all ages who are interested in cycle racing, either to compete for the team or as social members. Website or Jonathan Marshall 01773 829590.

Belper Musical Theatre Musical theatre shows performed every February and singing concerts performed at intervals throughout the year. Meet 7.30pm on Wednesdays at former Strutt’s School, Gibfield Lane, Belper. Call: 01773 825938.

Belper Bridge Club Meets every Friday at 6.50pm at the Masonic Hall, Campbell St, Belper. All welcome. Belper Buggies Walking/fitness group. Meet at the bandstand at Belper River Gardens 1.30pm on Wednesdays. Free session. Contact: Sam Draper 07891 571488. Belper Cadets Parade on Monday & Wednesday 18.45 to 21.00 at the Drill Hall, Clusters Road, Belper (near Long Row School) Open to all young people 12-18. Contact Darron Moody 07921 501981.

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Belper Chess Club Every Wednesday at The Old Kings Head, Days Lane, Belper. Start time 7.30pm. Secretary R Harrison Tel: 01773 824885 or 07971 111061 e-mail:

Belper Netball Club Fun and social netball training sessions for all ages (over 16) and abilities. Saturdays 11am-12 and Wednesdays 8-9pm at Belper Leisure Centre. £3.50 per session. New members welcome. BelperBacktoNetball/ Belper Players Mondays at Strutt Centre, Derby Road and Thursdays at Lion Hotel, Bridge Street at 7:30pm. Wanting new members – actors, backstage and front of house. Secretary Joyce Towle: 01335 370827. Belper Pop Quiz Club The Strutt Club, Campbell Street every Sunday, September to April at 8.15pm (entrance through Arkwrights Bar). Friendly pop quiz with music and questions. Join a team or form one of your own. More info Belper Singers Chamber choir of 24 voices, repertoire includes sacred and secular works, mostly unaccompanied. Vacancies for experienced tenors and basses. Rehearsals Wednesdays, 8pm to 10pm, Congregational Church, off Green Lane, Belper, DE56 1DB. or email

Belper Social Club for the Disabled Every second Wednesday at The Whitemoor Centre, John O’Gaunts Way, Belper, 7.30pm. Barbara Pickering: 01773 823803. Belper Stage Productions Rehearse on Mon evenings at 7.30pm in The Blue Room, Robert Ludlam Theatre, St Benedict’s School, Duffield Rd, Darley Abbey DE22 1JD. Adults & children rehearse for fun. Info: 07758 625372 Belper Stroke Club Belper Leisure Centre, off Kilbourne Road, Belper, 2pm to 4pm on alternative Tuesdays. Contact Derek Payne 01773 825219, Belper Sub-Aqua Club Belper Leisure Centre, off Nottingham Road, Belper, every Wednesday 8pm to 9pm - scuba training for beginners. Tony Slator 01773 825137. Belper Tae Kwon-Do School Belper Leisure Centre, Kilbourne Road, Belper. New beginner classes, age 4 and above, Saturday 9.30am to 10.30am; Wednesday 5.15pm to 6.30pm. New beginner adult classes, Sunday 7.30pm to 9pm, and Wednesday 8pm to 9.30pm. 4th Dan, Karl Duro: 07946 593363. Belper Toy Library Weds 10am – 12noon, Belper Community Hall and Thurs 1.30pm – 3.30pm, The Bungalow, Belper School, John O’Gaunts Way. ‘Stay & Play’ session fee £2.50 per family (up to 3 children), additional visitors 75p each. Includes 1 week’s free toy hire (for members), craft activity, refreshments. One-off lifetime membership fee £10, discounted to £7.50 if join at session (group & child minder membership available). Email: Call: 0845 3102738 Belper Town Wind Band Methodist Church Hall, Openwoodgate, Belper, on Tuesdays, 7.15pm. Brass and wind instrument players any age, average to good abilities, welcome. Gaynor Lovett: 01332 881875. Belper U3A Self help social and education group for retired people. Open meetings on 1st Friday of the month. 10am at Strutt’s, Derby Road, Belper. New members welcome. Roma (01773) 821499.

Little Black Book Fleet Arts The Fleet, Belper. A local charity delivering high quality arts opportunities within the community. Rooms for hire including Music Rehearsal space at very reasonable rates. Details: 01773 820484, Email or visit Fleet Indoor Bowls Belper Would love to see new members at our very laid back, friendly club. Monday evenings. Average age 50+ but all ages considered. Phone: Annette 01773 824945. Folk Friendzy Traditional Dancing for youngsters 5-19 years old at Belper Community Hall (behind Belper Library, Bridge Street, Belper.) Saturdays 9am to 12.30pm. Also at Fleet Arts Centre, The Fleet, Belper on Wednesdays 6.30pm to 9pm. New dancers welcome. 01773 743741. Friends of Belper Parks A community group who holds events and work parties to improve and maintain Belper Parks. See website or ring Dave 01773 824743. Friends of Belper River Gardens Organising concerts, events and taking part in working parties to make use of and help improve Belper’s unique Edwardian riverside gardens. Trevor 01773 821920 Genus (Belper District) Scout Network For boys and girls 18-25. Contact network leader Adam Thompson 01332 841744; email or visit Goryukan Belper Aikido Club Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper DE56 1UU, Tuesday & Thursday nights. Contact Henry Sensei on 07538-757073/Email:

Belper Ukulele Group Every other Tues, 6.30-8pm at Belper Unitarian Church. All welcome, with or without a ukulele - we have spares. Music sheets available. Beginners welcome! Search Belper Ukulele Group (BUG) on Facebook.

Karate with Ronin Budo Training on Tuesdays 7.30-8.30pm Belper Strutt Centre. More info: Call Charles Spring 07980 639437 or go to or email:

Belper WI Meet 1st Tuesday of the month at Congregational Church, Green Lane, Belper. 7.15pm. President Joan Blower 01773 853862 Secretary: Tel: 01773 821424

L D Camera Club Meet alternative Tuesdays at the Conservative Club, Campbell Street, Belper, 8pm. T Swift: 01773 853437.

Belper Women’s Group Every Wednesday at 10am at Holbrook Road School. Talks and social events. New members welcome. Call Marie on 01773 824406.

Learning Through Drama St John’s School, Belper, Mondays, 4.30pm to 5pm; and Long Row School, Belper, Wednesdays, 4.30pm to 5pm. Speech and drama tuition by qualified teachers for ages 5 to 15. Call: 07914 539719.

Bereavement Support Group The Cottage Project, Chapel Street, Belper every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month 10am to 12noon. 01773 880364.

Mid Derbyshire Green Party 1st & 3rd Monday of each month. 7pm at Fleet Arts Centre, The Fleet, Belper. Info: Sue MacFarlane, 01773 423758.

Blossom Ladies’ Club Meet fortnightly on Wednesdays at The Old Kings Head, Days Lane, Belper, 2 3.30pm. New members welcome. Contact Phyllis:

Mindful Yoga Mondays 6.30-7.30pm at The Strutts Centre. Gentle yoga for all abilities and ages. Please contact Lynda: 07763778339.

Bumps and Babes Group For new and expectant parents, every Monday 10-11.30am at No 28, The Market Place, Belper. Run by Amber Valley NCT. BYTE (Belper Youth Theatre) Drama & Performance Arts for 11 to 16 year olds at Long Row School, Belper, on Wednesdays 5pm to 6pm. Call 01773 828724. CAP Debt Centre Belper Free, in-depth, at-home Debt Counselling Service, open to anyone. Monday - Friday 8:30 – 17.00. Ring 0800 328 0006 for an appointment. Citizen’s Advice Bureau Free advice in all GP surgeries in Belper, contact your surgery for appointment. For appointment at Bureau, 103 Bridge St., call 0844 375 2712 between 9.30am and 4pm. Cheerleading Classes Belper Leisure Centre, for ages 5 and over, Saturday 10.20am 11.20am. Classes also in Heanor and Smalley. Full details from Nicky Horton: 07748 148626. Chevin Probus Club For retired professional/businessmen in Belper, Duffield, Little Eaton and surrounding area. Meet at 10.30am for coffee on third Monday each month at Lion Hotel, Bridge Street Belper for talks/lunches, 11am. Occasional trips out for members and partners. Eric Allen: 01773 823105. Community Crafts Card-making classes at Belper Community Hall, Bridge Street, alternate Thursdays 10am to 12noon. £5 per session. Kelly Austin: 01773 763841, or Compassionate Communication Practice Group First Saturday of the month, 10.30am to 12.30pm at the Strutts Centre. Learn how to use Nonviolent Communication (NVC) to enhance relationships & resolve conflicts. Info: Fran Hill 07955 588356 or Creation Station Creative classes for babies/pre-schoolers and parents. Wednesdays at The Strutts Centre, 10:00 – 10:45 (15months to 5 years) and 11:15 – 12:00 (6 months to 14 months). Contact Kay 07875054266. Dalesmen Male Voice Choir of Belper Practice at the old Herbert Strutt School, Strutt’s Centre, Derby Road, Belper, 7.15-9.30pm, Mondays. New members welcome, or just sit and listen. Paul: 01773 748986. Derbyshire Children’s Centre Alder Road, Belper. For a guide to free activities in the area, call 01773 826651 or e-mail for further details.

Mini Moos Parent & Toddler Group Mondays 9:30-11:30am, Splitz Dance Centre, Campbell St, Belper, DE56 1AP Contact Jo Leigh: No. 28 Community Hall, Belper Market Place Café on Belper Farmers Market days (2nd Sat each month) and on other public occasions with stalls, exhibitions and activities. Heritage-related events, community themed activities, art exhibitions. Community and private hire available. Info:; Parent & Toddler Group at Fleet Arts Every Thursday from 10am to 12pm. All Welcome. Pilates with a Twist Classes in Belper at Fleet Arts – Mondays 6.30pm. Booking is essential on 07970 022101 or email Looking to run more classes in Belper so please get in touch if you’d like a daytime class in the area. Playball Multi-Sport Coaching Session at Fleet Arts For children aged 2 to 4 yrs. Fridays 1.30-2.45pm term time only. Contact: 07935 600027. Pregnancy Yoga Classes at No. 28 The Market Place, Belper. Wednesdays 6.30-8pm. Gentle pregnancy and birth-specific yoga exercises. Experienced pregnancy yoga teacher/NHS midwife Alison Talbot. 07877 970112 Reiki Share Group For Reiki Level 1 or above. Meets first Fri of month at Fleet Arts, Belper. 7pm-9.30pm. New members welcome. Info: Judy 07875 367270. Rotary Club of Belper and Duffield Monday evening 7.30pm at the Lion Hotel, Bridge Street. Info: or Nick Blurton 01773 824607. Rough Truffles Community Choir Singing songs from around the world. Choir is open to everyone, regardless of experience, ability or confidence. No auditions, songs are taught by ear, so no need to read music. Meet upstairs at the Queens Head pub, Chesterfield Road, Belper, every Monday at 8.00pm. All welcome. Details: Royal British Legion(Belper) Club Strutt Street, Belper. Entertainment every Saturday evening from 8.30pm. Also alternate Tuesday evenings from 8.30pm. More info: 01773 822151 Everyone welcome. You don’t have to be ex-military to join.


Little Black Book Simply Yoga Mixed ability hatha yoga classes (for men and women). Wednesday evenings 6.30 – 7.30pm and 7.45pm – 8.45pm Room 109 Strutts Centre. Contact Suzy 07756 271366 or ‘Simply Yoga’ on Facebook.

Whitemoor Day Service Adult care - Activities for adults with learning disabilities, at 100 John O’Gaunts Way, Belper. Unit manager Jeannette Simms: 01629 531906 or 07975 707240.

Church Contacts

Yoga with Tabitha Vanessa Millar Dance School, Derwent Street. Monday 7-8. Call 07957387333 for more info.

St Clement’s Church, Horsley; St Susanna’s Church, Horsley Woodhouse; St Mary’s Church, Denby. Serving the parishes of Horsley, Denby, Horsley Woodhouse, Kilburn and Coxbench. For all church-based enquiries contact the parish office 01332 880284.

Royal British Legion, Women’s Section Royal British Legion, Strutt Street, Belper, last Wednesday each month, speaker, 7.15pm. Also, day after at 10am is a coffee morning with raffle and stalls. New members welcome. 01773 826691.

Codnor & Waingroves

Shape Fitness Strutt’s Centre, Mondays 7.30pm. Pilates with fitness, come and join the fun. Contact Dawn 07917 728912. Shottlegate & District WI The Hut, Lambhouse Lane, Shottlegate, Nr. Belper DE56 2DZ Meet 1st Wednesday of Month 7pm. Details: 01773 825349 Special Friends Parent led play and support group for 0-5’s with additional needs. Siblings welcome. Second Wednesday of every month 9.45-11.45am. Belper Children’s Centre, Alder Road, Belper. DE56 1LP.

3rd Codnor Scouts For girls and boys aged 6-14. All clubs meet at the Old Cricketer’s Bungalow at the side of the Old Welfare, Codnor. Beavers – Tuesdays 5.15pm till 6.30pm. Cubs – Tuesdays 6.45pm till 8.15pm. Scouts – Fridays 6.30pm till 8.15pm. Ann Cantrill 07817 636232. Amber Valley Rotary Club Meets Tuesdays 6:45 for 7:00pm at Codnor Castle Inn, Ormonde Fields Golf Centre, Nottingham Road, Codnor. New members are welcome. Please contact us first if you are interested. Contact us on 07850 440001 or by our ‘Contact us’ page on Codnor & District WI 2nd Tuesday each month, 7.15pm at Methodist Church Hall, Mill Lane, Codnor. 01773 714098.

SSAFA (Belper) Lifelong support for our Forces and their families. Volunteers always needed. Call the Drill Hall, Cluster Road, Belper on 01773 828116 or email

Derbyshire County Council Children’s Centre – Come Out & Play in Codnor. Peveril House, Codnor. Play and information for families. Wednesdays 1.30pm-3.00pm. Telephone 01629 532601 or email:

Star Roles After-School Drama Club at Fleet Arts For children aged 6 to 11 yrs. Fridays 4.30-6pm term time only. Contact: 01773 880479 or 07760 376467.

Jog Codnor Jog Derbyshire Group. Meets at the Poet & Castle Pub. For all abilities. Tuesdays at 7pm Contact: Ben 07500 600171

Strutts Centre Ltd Derby Road, Belper. A thriving community centre run entirely by volunteers. If you wish to hire a space or want more details of the many varied activities held here, ring Strutts on 01773 599993 or visit websites or

Stay & Play At Waingroves Methodist Church, every Wednesday during Term Time, 1.30pm - 3pm. Contact Ruth Beresford: 01773 743345.

The Chevin Singers Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper, term time Tuesday 10am to 12noon. Unaccompanied singing. No need to read music or have any singing experience. £3 per session. Call 01773 822253 or just turn up at Strutts. The Drop Inn Centre Independent Youth Centre & Charity Advice, support & alternative education for young people Open: Mon 4.30pm - 9.30pm, Tues 6pm - 8pm, Thurs 7pm - 9.30pm. More info: Andrea Fox 07960 576257 email: The Highedge Historical Society Welcomes new members. Parkside Methodist Church, Parkside, Heage on second Monday of each month at 7.30pm. Tiny Talk Baby Signing and Toddler Talk 0-3 yrs. Teach your baby to communicate before they can talk. Help your toddler learn skills needed for pre-school. Tuesdays 11-12noon at The Fit Pit Ground Floor, East Mill, Bridgefoot, Belper DE56 2UA. Contact or 07812 420396 Transition Belper Community organisation and charity working towards a low carbon local economy. Meet at 7.30pm first Tuesday of each month at Strutt’s Community Centre, Derby Road, Belper. See or email Phone: 07773 667316. Tuesday Club St Mark’s Church Hall, Openwoodgate, Belper alternate Tuesdays 2pm – 4pm. Socials, speakers, trips for active retired 55+ ladies and gents. Non-denominational. 07593 420215 or 07860 119905. Twistin’ Tikes Thursdays 1.45-2.45pm - a new music class for ages 3-5. The Fit Pit, East Mill, Bridge Foot. Contact Jacqui 07977 578359 or Twistin’ Tinies Tuesdays, 1.30-2.40pm. Musical fun and baby-bonding activities for parents and carers with babies age 0-18 months. Suitable from birth. Contact Jacqui, 07977 578 359,, www.facebook/twistintots Twistin’ Tots Mondays 9.45-11.30am and Tuesdays 9.45-11.45am Belper Community Hall. Music and play for under 5s. Contact Jacqui 07977 578359 or Pippa 07535 259958 or Umbrella – Parent/Carer’s Support Group Working to improve the quality of life for disabled children and young adults and their families in Derby City and South Derbyshire. Meet second Thursday in the month, Strutts Building, Derby Rd., Belper DE56 1UU. 10am-12noon. Info: Alisha 01332 785658. Walking for Health Every Wednesday, 10am meet, usually outside Babington Clinic, Babington Hospital (please check prior to walk). 90 minute duration. Detailed schedules & info from Amanda Gowing 01773 523325; Also, Beginner’s Walk every Wednesday 2.15pm, 30 -45 minute duration. Meet at Belper Leisure Centre Reception, John O’Gaunts Way DE56 0DA. Contact Belper Leisure Centre 01773 825285.

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Walking for Health Waingroves Woodland Walk, first Tuesday each month 11am – 12.30pm. Meet at The Marquis of Ormonde, Codnor Denby Lane DE5 9SP. Info: Ripley Leisure Centre 01773 514727.

Denby & Kilburn 1st Horsley & Kilburn Brownies Scout Hut, Highfield Road, Kilburn, Wednesday 6.30pm to 8pm. Call 01332 882535 or 07545 551890 for details. 3rd Horsley & Kilburn Brownies Wednesday 6.30pm to 8pm at Kilburn Methodist Chapel Brown Owl (Trish Rose) 01332 881786 1st Horsley & Kilburn Rainbows St Clements Church, Church St, Horsley Thurs 6.00pm – 7.00pm. Contact Sarah 07454224088 1st Horsley & Kilburn Scout Group For boys & girls aged 6 to 14 at Scout HQ, Highfield Rd, Kilburn. Contact: Richard Ward, 01773 857232 or 07795 420505. Chatterbox Café Kilburn Village Hall, Church Street, Kilburn, every second Friday, 10am to midday, in conjunction with Mobile Library sited on car park. Coffee, cakes; relax, chat or read. Enid: 01332 780486. Denby Footpaths Group Maintenance and preservation of local footpaths; community walks, circular routes. Jane: 01332 781305, or e-mail Derbyshire Archery Club Now meet at John Flamsteed School. Shooting at times outside school hours. Frequent tournaments at Kedleston Hall in the summer. Regular beginners’ courses throughout the year. Information on or phone Neil Bryan 01773 824903. Intermediate Adults Dance Classes Kilburn Village Hall, Church Street, Kilburn. Latin American and Ballroom, Thursdays 7.30pm to 8.30pm. Patricia Cooke: 01332 660837. Kilburn Christian Fellowship Meet in Kilburn Village Hall, Church Street, Kilburn, 5pm to 6pm on the second Sunday of each month, refreshments. All ages welcome. Godfrey: 01332 781200 Kilburn Community Choir A time of singing and fun, no experience needed. Meet at Old Oak, Horsley Woodhouse 1st & 3rd Thursdays from 7-8.30pm.Contact 07986 450580 or 01332 780276. Kilburn Life Group 8 Sitwell Drive, Kilburn. 10am to 11.30am first and third Wednesday of month. Discuss issues on life matters. Cynthia: 01332 882713. Kilburn Striders Jog Derbyshire Group Meets at car park opposite Pickford Gardens. For all abilities. Meets at various times. Please call Ross for details. Ross: 07791 683056

Kilburn Wine Circle Kilburn Village Hall, Church St., DE56 0LU. Every third Wednesday of the month to taste wine. Contact David Savidge 0115 930 3712 or Phil Bacon 01332 883267. Mums & Minis Denby Bottles Church, Danesby Crescent, Tuesdays 10am to 12noon. Mike and Alison James 01773 743104 Stay ‘n’ Play Kilburn Village Hall, Church Street, Kilburn. Every Thursday 9.15am to 11.15am term time only. Tae Kwon-do & Self Defence Kilburn Village Hall. Adult & Junior classes Sat: 10.00-12.00noon. Sun 9.30-10.30am Panthers 4-7 yrs Sat: 9.00-10.00am & Wed 5.00-6.00pm Contact Shirley 07779 812468

Little Black Book Impact St Alkmund’s Church Duffield, Parish Hall, every Monday night during term time from 7pm to 8.30pm for school years 7 to 9. 01332 840536. Jog Duffield Jog Derbyshire group. Meets at Eyes Meadow. All abilities welcome. Monday 6pm, Tuesday 9.30am and Thursday 6pm. Contact Julie 07934 494121 Kick Fit and Abs Blast Duffield Meadows Junior School – aerobic and conditioning classes. Kick Fit on Wednesdays 6.30pm to 7.30pm, £3.50. Abs Blast on Wednesdays 7.30pm to 7.55pm, £2. Or both for £5. Matt Elliott: 07971 923248 or e-mail

The Wednesday Club The Denby Village Cricket Club, 1st Wednesday every month 2pm–4pm. Ann Goddard: 01332 780220. All welcome.

MASSIVE – Youth Drop-In Centre Emmanuel Community Church, Chapel Street, Duffield. Fridays 4.00pm-6.00pm (School years 7-9) 7.00pm-10.00pm (School years 10+) Contact Will Leech – 01332 841386.

Walking for Health Every Thursday, meets 9.30am outside Bourne’s Café, Denby Pottery Visitors Centre, DE5 8NX. 60 minute duration. Also, Progression Walk (120 minute duration) meets 9.30am, same location, first Thursday each month. For details of either walk contact Amanda Gowing 01773 523325;

Messy Church Methodist Church, King Street, Duffield, first Sunday of the month 10.30am - 11.15am. Bible stories, crafts, fun and activities for children of all ages. Children should be accompanied by an adult. Coleen 01332 841788.

Whist Drive Kilburn Village Hall, Church Street, Kilburn. Fortnightly on Wednesdays 2pm. 01773 741586


1st Duffield Scout Group For boys & girls aged 6 to 14 at Scout HQ, Hall Farm Road, Duffield. Group Scout Leader Alan Hudson: 01332 840377. Adult Ballroom Dance Classes Beginners and improvers at The Ecclesbourne School, Wirksworth Road, Duffield. Thursday 7.30-8.30pm & 8.30-9.30pm term time only. Diane 07935212228 Adult Yoga and Meditation Term Time - Mon at Meadows Primary School, Park Road, Meditation - 7-7:25, Yoga 7:30-9pm, Tues Yoga 7-8pm at Ecclesbourne School Gym,Thurs Yoga 1:15-2:30 at The Scout Hut, Hall Farm Road. Info: Anita 01332 842070; Amber Painting Group Friendly Art Group meets every Friday at 1.30 -3.30, Methodist Church Hall, King St, Duffield. New members welcome. Tel: 01332 840707. Creation Station Creative Classes for babies/preschoolers and parents. Tuesdays 9:45-10:35 (15 months to 5 years) & 11-11:45 (6-14 months) at Duffield Scout Hut. Kay 07875054266. Derwent Valley Training Band Music Block, Ecclesbourne School, Mondays 5.45pm to 6.30pm for brass and wind players all ages, from beginners to Grade 3. Kath Hoblyn: 01332 840405. Derwent Valley Wind Band Concert Hall, Ecclesbourne School, term time only on Mondays 6.45pm 8.15pm. For brass and wind players of all ages. Grade 3 and above. Tony Rawcliffe 01332 841501. Duffield and District Bowling Club Meet at Milford Bowling Green behind Nealies. Paul Greenwood: 01332 840478 or e-mail New members welcome. Duffield Art Group Weston Centre, Tamworth Street, Duffield, every Friday 2pm. New members welcome. Sylvia Owen: 01773 824534. Duffield Baby and Toddler Group Playgroup for babies and pre-school children, every Wednesday 9.30-11am, Duffield Methodist Church, King Street. Duffield Gardening Club Weston Centre, Tamworth Street, Duffield. First Saturday each month,10am. Slide shows, outings, activities, coffee. Chairperson Sandra Dare 01332 841658

Music at Duffield Non-profit making music society and registered charity. Info: Pilates with Tabitha 9.30 Tuesday at Hazelwood Church Hall. Call 07957387333 for more info. Scottish Country Dancing The first step to a healthier lifestyle. Reduce stress levels, get fitter, boost your social life. Hazelwood Village Hall, Tues 8-10 pm. Opens mid-Sept. Details: Mrs Penny Bee 01629 822476. Seedlings Toddler Group at Emmanuel Community Church Chapel Street, Duffield Tuesdays 9.30 –11.30am (term time) email: Songs of Praise St Alkmund’s Church Duffield, Parish Hall, 1st Monday every month at 2pm. Service with traditional hymns, short talk, and cream tea. 01332 840536. Sparks St Alkmund’s Church Duffield, Parish Church Hall, every 1st Sunday 10am for Primary School aged children. Songs, stories, games and meet Sparky. 01332 840536. The Duffield Club Private members snooker/social club at 13 Town Street, Duffield. Call Glyn: 01332 842421 Who Let The Dads Out! Toddler Group for Dads, Grandads and male carers and their children age 5 and under. Every 2nd Saturday in the month at Duffield Baptist Church, Makeney Road. DE56 4BD. 9 am – 10.30am. Enq: Robin Merrifield , 01335 372039. Yoga with Tabitha Hazelwood Church Hall every Tuesday 10.45, Friday 11.30. Call 07957387333 for more info.

Holbrook 1st Holbrook Scout Group Beavers, Cubs and Scout Group. Meet at Arkwright Hall, Moorside Lane, Holbrook. Leader Mark Hudson: 01773 827083. Drumming Group Meets last Fri of month (may differ) 7pm – 9.30pm at The Arkwright Hall, Moorside Lane, Holbrook. Contact Pat Dunnicliffe or Del Woods on 01332 880984 Info: Holbrook Baby & Toddler Group Holbrook Methodist Church, Moorside Lane, Holbrook. Fridays 9.15am to 11.15am, term time. £2 per family. Rosemary Woodward: 07795 602478

Duffield Pre-school Duffield Meadows School, Mon-Fri. For children aged 2yrs to school age. Thur & Fri lunch club. Contact: 07955 168892 or

Holbrook Friendship Club First Thursday of every month. 2pm -4pm at the Sports and Social Club, Shaw Lane, Holbrook. Call David Robinson for more information 01773 828304

Duffield Singers Friendly community choir. Meet every Wednesday at St Margaret’s Church, Hall Farm Road, Duffield at 7.45pm. New members welcome, bass, tenor, alto & soprano voices

Holbrook Garden Group Holbrook Moor Methodist Church, Moorside Lane, Holbrook, third Monday each month, 7.30pm. All welcome. David Skelton: 01332 881221.

Duffield Tae Kwon-Do School Duffield Meadows School, on Mondays 4.50pm to 6.20pm and on Fridays 4.50pm to 6.20pm. New beginner children’s classes from aged 4 upwards. 4th dan, Karl Duro: 07946 593363. Families at Four St Alkmund’s Church Duffield, Parish Church Hall, every 4th Sunday 4pm. Games, stories and songs for families. 01332 840536. First Duffield Boys’ Brigade and Girls’ Association Ages 5 –11. Meet 6.15 – 7.30 Tuesdays, Duffield Baptist Church Hall, Makeney Road DE56 4BD. Details from 01773 689983 Fusion Club for 5 to 11-year-olds at Emmanuel Christian Centre, 32 Chapel Street, Sundays 11am to 12noon. Parents welcome to stay. Family service first Sunday every month. Ignition St Alkmund’s Church Duffield, Parish Hall every Tuesday night during term time from 7.30pm to 9pm for school years 10 to 13. 01332 840536.

Holbrook Miners Welfare Bowls Club Holbrook Miners Welfare Club Shaw Lane, Holbrook. Details from Sharon Stevens: 01332 781403. Holbrook WI Holbrook Sports and Social Club, Shaw Lane, Holbrook. First Wednesday each month. 7.30pm. Lilian Phipps 01332 881419.

Horsley & Coxbench Horsley & Coxbench WI Horsley Village Hall, Church Street, Horsley, second Monday each month. 7.15pm. Tel: Janet 01332 883466. Horsley Over 60’s Club Horsley Village Hall, Church Street, Horsley, alternate Tuesdays 2pm to 4pm. Contact Barbara Watts: 01773 745008 Ladies Night Informal evenings with talks, crafts and social events every 3rd Tuesday 7.45 pm, in Horsley Village Hall Church Street, Horsley. 01332 881025 or 01773 741977


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Horsley Woodhouse

1st Sitwell Scout Group Beavers, Cubs and Scouts, aged 6 to 14. Sitwell Scout HQ off Church Lane, Horsley Woodhouse DE7 6AW. Info: Email: Dance Night Horsley Woodhouse Church Hall, Main Street. Every Monday 7.00pm, Line Dancing with Megan; and at 8.15pm. Eric: 01332 881566 or 07790 863997 Horsley Woodhouse Joggers Meet at the church hall, Horsley Woodhouse 7.00pm Thursdays. £2 per session. Beginners group for new or returning joggers. Contact: Sam Draper 07891 571488. Horsley Woodhouse Pre-School Methodist Church Hall, Main Street. Term Time: Under 3’s Monday & Wednesday 1.00pm to 3.30pm. Over 3’s Monday to Friday 9.15am to 12.15pm. Call 07969 964842 during opening hours. Horsley Woodhouse Royal British Legion Horsley Woodhouse Over 60’s Club meets in the hall, alternate Tuesdays at 2pm. Bingo, dominoes and cards. Outings for members at regular intervals. Subs £8 per year. Come and join our friendly group. Call Don 01332 881379. Orchard Group Dominoes, Scrabble, and Whist at Orchard Community Centre, off Fairfield Road, alternate Tuesdays 2pm. 01332 883240. Over 55’s Gentle Exercise Class Horsley Woodhouse Church Hall, Main Street. Every Wednesday 1.30pm to 2.30pm. Pauline Clarke: 01773 712829 or Eric 01332 881566 Tae Kwon-Do Practical Self Defence Horsley Woodhouse Church Hall, Adult & Junior Classes, Tuesday 6.30-8.30pm. Contact Shirley 07779 812468 Walking for Health Every Wednesday, 9.45am meet, 60-90 minute duration. Meets at various points around Horsley Woodhouse. For detailed schedule contact Amanda Gowing 01773 523325 Whist Drive British Legion Hall, Main Street, Horsley Woodhouse, every Friday 7.30pm. Malcolm Parkin 01332 880160.

Little Eaton

Adult Yoga Little Eaton Village Hall, Vicarage Lane, Little Eaton, DE21 5EA; Wednesday 7.45pm to 9pm, term time only. Anita: 01332 842070. Baby Sensory Baby development classes at Little Eaton Village Hall, Vicarage Lane, Little Eaton. Meet every Tuesday 10am to 11am. Call Claire 07967 485855 to book your free trial visit. Fitness Training Fast Fitness, Little Eaton Park, Mondays 6-6.30pm, £2.50 Circuit Training, Little Eaton Village Hall, Thursdays 6-7pm, £5.00 Contact: Ailsa Waters 07929 610558 Little Eaton Crown Green Bowling Club St Peter’s Park, Vicarage Lane. Valerie Kaye: 01332 834389 or Maurice Walkerdine: 01332 880168. Little Eaton Dance School Little Eaton Village Hall, Little Eaton Park. Meet Saturdays, children 2 and over. Fun classes in ballet, tap, modern, jazz and acrobatic dance. Julie Law: 01332 835392 or 07342 973166. Little Eaton Diamonds Football Under-12s. Training Wednesdays 6pm-7pm, matches Sundays. New players welcome. Tim: 07967586849; Little Eaton Gardening Club Meet at the Village Hall, Vicarage Lane, DE21 5EA every 1st Wednesday evening of month 7-9pm. (Autumn & Winter) Excursions during summer months & December event. Visitors welcome. Info: Moira Hutchison 01332 831966. Little Eaton Jog Derbyshire Group Meet under Village Hall balcony. For all abilities. Tuesdays 7pm. Fridays 9:15am (during school term time) Saturdays 8:15am Lesley Crane 07973 440589 | Little Eaton Lawn Tennis Club St Peter’s Park, Vicarage Lane, Little Eaton. 3 hard courts, open all year. New members welcome. Visit for application form. Little Eaton Players Amateur dramatic group staging several events a year. Rehearsals on Thursdays at Little Eaton OAP Hall, Barley Close, Little Eaton, 7pm. Steve 07970 969874 or Little Eaton Playschool United Reformed Church, Alfreton Road, Little Eaton. Sessional play, care and learning. Monday to Friday for children 2 years to school age. Free funded places for 3 year olds. New play area and large garden. 07887 990783 or

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Little Eaton WI Second Wednesday of the month in the Village Hall, Vicarage Lane, Little Eaton. 7.30pm. President Barbara Adams 01332 832267 or secretary Marian Ford 01332 840628.

Little Stars Drama Class Little Eaton Village Hall. Every Thursday 4-5pm for 5-10 year olds. Big Characters Drama, every Thursday 5-6pm for 12-18 year olds. Dinky Drama, every Friday 10-11am for 18 months – 4 year olds. Contact Fliss Goldsmith 07718 487079 or for FREE trial session Little Eaton Teen Yoga Workshops New weekly class (term time only) at Little Eaton Village Hall 4.30-5.30pm, for 10-16 yr olds. Fun class for stretching and strengthening, relaxing body and calming the mind. Contact or 07880721035. Teen Yoga Workshops for 8-18yr olds various Sundays at Little Eaton OAP Hall. Fun and friendly. OAP Hall Barley Close, Little Eaton. £8.50p/h for hire (regular users) or £10p/h (one-off use). Craft Group Monday 1-3pm; Booticamp Babes Tuesday/ Thursday 9.30-10.30am; Oakwood Yoga Tuesday 5.45-9pm; Little Eaton Players Drama Group Thursday 7.30-9.30pm. Over 55s Coffee Morning first Wednesday of every month. Contact Susan Kirkland 01332 832577 for enquiries or bookings. The Friends in Harmony Choir Rehearse at Parish Rooms, Vicarage Road, Little Eaton, Tuesdays 7.15pm – 9.15pm. New singers welcome. Conductor Jan Johnson: 01332 550183 The Village Pre-school Little Eaton At Little Eaton Village Hall (lower hall), St Peter’s Park. Open Monday – Friday 9:00-3:30 (Lunch Club 12:00 - 12:30). Contact 07493 925900 Twistin’ Tots Little Eaton Village Hall, Vicarage Lane. Wednesdays 1.30pm – 2.30pm, Music session for babies 0 to 5 years. Jacqui: 07977 578359. Youth Club New Village Hall, Little Eaton. Every Friday 4.30pm-6.30pm for Year 7 to school leavers. Chill out and have fun with friends. Snacks available. Helen 07970 767667


Amber Valley Tai Chi Chuan The Martial Art of Tai Chi. Kawagishi Dojo (formerly the Riverside Garden Centre). Tuesdays - General class 6.30-8pm, beginners welcome. Advanced class runs through to 8.30pm. Info: Jon King 01332 890 460;; Belper Aiwakai Karate Club Training for all ages and abilities at Kawagishi Dojo, Milford on Tuesdays at 6.30pm-8.30pm. The general club finishes at 7.45pm followed by advanced session running until 8.30pm. Dave Johnson 07954 371945. Karate & Kick Boxing with Ronin Budo Training on Thursdays 7.30-8.30pm for Karate, 8.30-9.30pm for Kick Boxing.Milford Kawagishi Dojo Riverside Fitness Centre. Info: Charles Spring 07980 639437 or go to RoninBudo or email: Milford Baptist Church 23 Chevin Road, Milford. Sunday Worship 10:30am, modern and relevant, coffee after. Kaleidoscope, Interactive Bible Study 1st/3rd Wednesdays 1:30pm. Bible Study, Thursdays 7:30pm. Coffee Morning 1st Friday of month 10am – noon. Disabled friendly. Enquiries 01773 822370 Milford & Makeney WI Meet at Milford Baptist Church, 23 Chevin Road, Milford, DE56 OQH. On first Monday afternoon of the month at 1.30pm. Jo: 01773 825478. Milford Pre-School Milford Primary School, Chevin Road. Morning, afternoon and lunch club sessions for 2-4 year olds; new 9am – 3pm option for 3 & 4 year olds. Government funding can be used for certain sessions. 01332 842913. Pilates with Tabitha Thursday 2-3 at the Riverside Fitness Centre. Call 07957397333 for more info.

Morley & Smalley

Morley Book Club Informal meetings every four to six weeks. Details from Beryl Toms: 01332 880107. Morley WI Morley Hayes, Main Road, Morley, 2nd Tues each month. 7.30pm Contact Linda Jones: 01332 833008 Smalley Art Group Draw and paint at Smalley Institute, 79 Main Road, Smalley, every Tuesday 10am-12 noon, 1.15-3.15pm and 7-9pm. Wednesday 10am – 12 noon. Joining details from Jean Furmston 01332 780804. Smalley Lawn Tennis Club Off Dobholes Lane, next to cricket ground. Membership forms at Bell Inn, Smalley or Flower Shop, Horsley Woodhouse. New members welcome. Visit Smalley Mothers Union Meets at Stainsby Lodge, Smalley on 2nd Tuesday of the month at 2pm. Contact Jan: 01332 880530. Smalley WI Church Hall, Main Road, Smalley, on third Thursday each month, 7.15pm. Secretary Ann Upton: 01773 715800.


1st Ripley Scout Group Cubs, Beavers, Scouts 6/14 years for boys and girls. To join call group scout leader, Ron Ashton on 01773 745420 4th Ripley Rainbows For girls age 5+. Visit for details

Aim Excelsum School of Music Band practice on Mondays – 5.30pm – 6.30pm. Unit F, Sitwell Business Centre, Heage Road Ind Est, Ripley, DE5 3GH. Suitable for 6+ years of age and parents, of all abilities. For further details please email: Alphabet Childminding Group Meet at Denby Institute. Childminders wishing to join the group can call Marion on 07952 798808, Claire 07891 956715, Trina 07875 142583. Amber Valley Access Group Contact Keith Boot 07980 591801. Email Amber Valley Camcorder Club Marehay Miners Welfare, Derby Road, Ripley, meet alternate Tuesdays 7.45pm from September to June. Geoff Thompson: 01773 748559. Amber Valley CVS Volunteers needed to work with various organisations. Supports older people, families, children, helps and supports local groups giving advice on funding, as well as offering training, facilities and resources. Further details: 01773 512076. Amber Valley Stroke Group Meet alternate Fridays at St Joseph’s Hall, Butterley Hill, Ripley. Supporting stroke survivors. Call Mary 01773 747813. Amber Valley Talking Newspaper People who have difficulty reading can receive tapes of local news (weekly) and magazines (monthly) free of charge. Info: Ellen Hughes 01773 608954. Amber Valley WASPI Women Against State Pension Inequality. Group meets7pm, every second Thursday at Coffee Shop Sainsbury’s Ripley. or email All welcome. Baby Sensory Multi-award winning baby learning and developmental classes suitable from birth to 13 months. Tuesday’s, 10am and 11.15 at Ripley Leisure Centre. Booking essential: or contact Marie 07989 443734 for details. Centre Stage Theatre Arts Dance, drama and singing for young people 5 to 18. Every Thursday evening during term time, at Mill Hill School, Ripley. Call 01332 232940 or email for details. Disability Derbyshire Join our support group for people suffering from depression and anxiety. Last Tues of each month 10.30am-12noon. Field Terrace Community Room, Ripley. Info & attendance confirmation: Disability Derbyshire 01773 740246. Friendship Circle Field Terrace Community Centre, Ripley, every Thursday 10am to 12noon. Greenhillock’s Fellowship Club for over 50’s. Wood Street Methodist Church, Ripley, Wednesdays 2pm to 3.30pm. Quality entertainment, speakers, social afternoons, quizzes, day trips. David: 01773 423854. Hearing Help (AV) Social group every 3rd Wednesday 11.45am-2.30pm. Lip Reading Group every Friday 10am-12pm. At 156 Derby Road, Ripley. 01773 570976. Ivy Grove Surgery Patient Group Meet 7pm last Wednesday monthly (excluding August and December) at Ivy Grove Surgery, Steeple Drive, Ripley, Derbyshire DE5 3TH. New members very welcome. For further information email or visit

Little Black Book Ripley Green Garters Ladies North West Morris Dance Team meet every Tuesday at St Joseph’s Church Hall, Butterley Hill, Ripley, 7.30pm to 9.30pm. Dancers and musicians welcome. 01773 743560. Ripley Hospital League of Friends Ripley Hospital, second Thursday of the month at 7.30pm. To raise funds for the health, welfare and comfort of patients and staff. Mrs Phyllis Holmes: 01773 747355 Ripley Ladies Group Meet 1st Tuesday of every month 7.30pm at Field Terrace Community Centre, Ripley. New members very welcome. Contact Gill 01773 744580. Ripley Leisure Centre Badminton Club Meet Thursdays 7.30pm – 10.30pm at Ripley Leisure Centre. Players of a club or local league standard are welcome. Ladies, Mens & Mixed teams. Info: Kay 01332 883622 Ripley Memory Cafe Third Thursday of each month 2-4pm, Field Terrace Community Room, Off Slack Ln., DE5 3HL. (Opp. Co-op) Info: Helen Aldridge 01332 208845 or email Ripley Morris Men Male Cotswold Morris Side, meet every Thursday at Fritchley Church Hall, Fritchley, 8pm to 10pm. New and experienced dancers and musicians welcome. 01773 743560. Ripley Poetry Reading Group Meet at Ripley Library, Grosvenor Road, Ripley, twice monthly, Thursday afternoons, 2pm to 4pm. Janet Dawson 01773 513247. Ripley Professional & Business Women (RPBW) Encouraging women to share ideas and interests. All ages, professional and retired welcome, from Ripley & surrounding areas. 2nd Monday each month, 7.30-9.30pm, Lumb Farm, Derby Road, Marehay DE5 8JN. Contact Ripley Residents’ Association Meetings last Monday of each month 6.30pm, Field Terrace Community Centre, Ripley. Advice and guidance on issues or concerns residents may have in a friendly, supportive setting. Info: Ruth Burton 07815301528. Ripley Rotary Club Meet Tuesdays 6:40 for 7pm at Lumb Farm Country Club, Derby Road, Marehay, Ripley. New members welcome. Contact Secretary on 01773 747415 or email: Ripley Royal British Legion Branch 3669 Meet first Thursday of every month at The Sir Barnes Wallis Public House, Maple Avenue, Ripley 7.30-9.00pm. All welcome. Info: Chair Dean Fowler 07966 442387 or email Ripley Running Club Meet at Ripley Leisure Centre, Derby Road, Ripley every Tuesday at 6.45pm Runners of all abilities welcome. More info: Eleanor Robinson on 01773 541950, or Ripley School of Dancing Ballroom, Latin American & Old Time Classical. Children’s class Saturdays 9.30 – 11.30am. Adult’s practice/tuition class Mondays 7.30 – 8.30pm. Private lessons by appointment at Marehay Methodist Chapel, Ripley. Brenda Jackson 01773 749948.

Moorwood Moor Angling Club Ponds on Inns Lane, South Wingfield, daily 6am to 10pm. More details on membership, and junior teach-in sessions from John and Kath: 01773 746486

Ripley Tuesday Club Club for over 60’s. Meet every Tues, 2-4 pm at Field Terrace Community Centre, Ripley. Speakers, Bingo, other events and days out. All welcome. Contact Eileen Towndrow 01773 741329.

Musical Dimension Singing group available for bookings – all monies raised donated to local charities. Practice nights Tuesdays 7.30pm at Marehay Methodist Chapel, Ripley. Call 01773 742017 for details and to book or visit

Ripley WI Field Terrace Community Centre, Ripley. 2nd Thursday every month at 7pm. Contact: Christine Byard 01773 745170.

Ripley (Amber Valley) Lions Club Meet every first Monday of the month at the Kestrel Inn, Marehay, 8pm. Geoff Bacon: 01773 608786. Ripley Absolute Beginners Jog Group Meet Ripley Leisure Centre 9.00am Sunday mornings. Email: or tel: Ryan 07854035770 Ripley Amateur Drama Group Meet every Mon at Mill Hill School. 7.30pm – 9.30pm. Info: Terry Thorpe 01773 743471 Ripley and District Gardening Club Every third Saturday at Field Terrace Community Centre, Ripley 3pm to 5pm. New members very welcome. Ripley and District Heritage Trust Meet Ripley Town Hall Thursdays 2pm-4pm. New members welcome – contact Tim Castledine on 01773 746954. Ripley & District Twinning Association Twinned with Chateau Renault, France. Monthly meetings. Details from Roland: 01773 746543. Ripley & District U3A Monthly meetings at St Joseph’s Church Hall, Butterley Hill, Ripley. Dates vary. Many different interests catered for. Call Brian 01773 603222. Ripley Cadets Parade on Monday & Thursday 18.45-21.00 at the Cadet Centre, Mill Hill School. Open to all young people 12-18. Contact: Jo Moody 0785 2102104 Ripley Classical Music Group Field Terrace Community Centre, Ripley. Meet twice a month, Thursday evening at 7.30pm until 9.30pm. To promote interest in an appreciation of classical music through the recording medium. Concert visits & Christmas social. Contact Philip Outram, Secretary, 01773 746939.

Tae Kwon-Do Classes Ripley Infants School, Kirk Close, Ripley DE5 3RY. Tues & Fri at 6pm. David: 01773 744031. Twistin’ Tikes Music for ages 3-5, 1.30-2.30pm, Planet Happy, Heage Rd Ind. Est., Ripley. Contact Jacqui 07977578359,, www.facebook/twistin tots. Twistin’ Tots Fridays at Planet Happy, Heage Rd Ind. Est., Ripley. 9.30-10.30 & 11-12 noon. Music and play for under 5s. Contact Jacqui 07977578359,, www.facebook/twistin tots. WaistWise Free NHS Weight Management Service, available throughout Amber Valley all year round. To find your nearest one call Derbyshire Health Promotion Service on 01246 868468. Walking for Health Ripley Health Walk, every Friday, meets 1pm at Ripley Leisure Centre Reception or Ripley Medical Centre, Derby Road DE5 3HR (30-45 minute duration). Also, Follow-on Walk (90 minute duration) every second, third & fourth Tuesday. Meet at the entrance to Ripley Leisure Centre at 11am. For info on either walk contact Ripley Leisure Centre 01773 514727.

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Bathrooms: Affordable Kitchens & Bathrooms Bathrooms: Bathtime Heanor Bathrooms: Duo Kitchens & Bathrooms Beauty Salon: Prestige Beauty Salon: Redd Lifestyle Salon Bedrooms: Contour Furnishings Bedrooms: Kitchen & Bedroom Warehouse Blinds: UK Blinds Building Work: A Allsop Building Work: Bennett Construction Building Work: JJN Building Work: Little Job Building Co Building Work: Property Developments Belper Building Work: Thorp Developments Building Work: XL Construction

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Car Body Repairs: B A Kelf 39 Car Body Repairs: ChipsAway 40 Car Body Repairs: Martin Buxton 39 Car Sales, Servicing, Repairs, MOTs: Geoff Cox 2 Car Servicing, Repairs, MOTs: 20Ten Garage Services 37 Car Servicing, Repairs, MOTs: Little Eaton Garage 36 Car Servicing, Repairs, MOTs: Marehay Garage Services 36 Care Home: Ashmere Care Homes 84 Carer Services: Amber Valley Total Care 85 Carpet Cleaning: Roy Milner 41 Carpet/Upholstery Cleaning: Jonelle 4 Carpets & Flooring: Ian Wilson 58 Carpets & Flooring: T Nutt & Sons 7 Children’s Soft Play Centre: Planet Happy 75 Children’s Store: Children’s Choice 1 Chimney Sweep: Sooty & Sweep 4 Computer Repairs: Computer Repair 4 U 9 Computer Training: JW Computer Training 11 Drama Classes: Flippan C Creative Driveways/Landscaping: DAI Driveways

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Education: Derbyshire County Council Adult Education 76 Electrician: A Hallam 70 Electrician: Andy Hill 62 Electrician: Darren Blagg 42 Electrician: Derby Energy Solutions 63 Electrician: JB Electrical & Security Systems 56 Electrician: Lecaw Electrical Services 66 Electrician: McPherson-Davis 62 Electrician: TME Electrical 65 Estate Agent: Your Move 13 Financial Advice: Belper IFS Florist: Floraline Foot Health: Amber Feet Foster Care: Barnardo’s

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Garage Doors: Ockbrook Garage Doors 65 Garage Repairs: VSF Ltd 55 Garden Living: Cabin Master 3 Garden Machinery Sales/Service: Countrywide 43 Garden Machinery Sales/Service: Easy Service & Sales 50 Garden Services: Cartwright’s Maintenance 44 Garden Services: Jaam Properties 42 Garden Services: Really Useful Gardens 42 Garden Services: T A Whybrow 44 Garden & Property Services: The Garden Guy 60 Hair Salon: Prestige Hair Salon: Redd Lifestyle Salon Handyman: TCA Home Maintenance

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Home & Garden Maintenance: H & H House & Garden 56 Home & Garden Maintenance: The Handyman Lee 60 Home & Garden Maintenance: MLR Landscapes 50 Home Care Specialists: Helping Hands 86 Hotel: The Derby Hotel Blackpool 30 Kitchens: Affordable Kitchens & Bathrooms Kitchens: Duo Kitchens & Bathrooms Kitchens: Holtams Kitchens: Kitchen & Bedroom Warehouse

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Ladies Wear: The White Island Clothing Company 21 Landscaping Services: David A Ball 48 Landscaping Services: Langley Landscaping Services Ltd 69 Loft Ladders: More than Loft Ladders 53 Mobility Services: DMS (Derby Mobility Services) 77 Oven Cleaning: Spring Fresh


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Restaurant: The Blacksmith’s Loft 25 Restaurant: Denby Lodge 25 Restaurant: Horsley Lodge 23 Restaurant: Marquis of Ormonde 28 Restaurant: Nonno’s 29 Restaurant: Rice Bowl 27 Retirement Homes: Richmond Retirement Homes 79 Roofing Specialist: Bill Kiely Roofing 71 Roofing Specialist: County McAndrews 46 Roofing Specialist: J.A.L Roofing 48 Security: Prestige Software Specialist: Byte Sharp Solicitors: Killingworth & Parrott Solicitors: Shacklocks Solicitors: Smith Partnership

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All Things Local - Belper Edition - April/May 2017  

A FREE community magazine distributed to 9,000 homes and businesses in Belper, Derbyshire.

All Things Local - Belper Edition - April/May 2017  

A FREE community magazine distributed to 9,000 homes and businesses in Belper, Derbyshire.