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Summer is now in full swing and at the time of writing this message back in June, we were in the midst of a mini-heatwave. We have spent some glorious days away in our caravan since I last wrote. We recently stayed in Cromford for the ‘Celebrating Cromford’ weekend. There was a lovely atmosphere with lots of activities and live music throughout the weekend in various locations around Cromford. The following weekend, we went to the Whatstandwell Festival; a 2-day festival situated at Hankin Farm with lots of entertainment for both adults and children. We keep reminding ourselves how lucky we are to have such wonderful places to visit and all well within a 30 minute drive from home. I’m currently looking for adult distributors to deliver All Things Local in Holbrook and Horsley Woodhouse. There’s an advertisement within this magazine, so please do contact me if you have your own transport and are interested in earning some money whilst getting some exercise!

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BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL Legal Matters Business & Professional Shacklocks Solicitors

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In each edition legal advisors from Shacklocks deal with important legal topics. This month Marion Vesey (pictured) invites us to think about Ben Stubbins, Solicitor andbenefit Head of the making a decision that will Family Department at Shacklocks LLP future generations.


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can continue to save and receive the 25% bonus up to the age of 50. Saving into a LISA must stop at 50. Access prior to 60, (if not used for the house purchase), will be penalised as the bonus will be lost and a 5% charge will be applied.

The Financial Services Industry has always been a great source of acronyms. You will probably either love or loathe them - which seems to be how many people view the industry too!

If accessed after 60 years old, investors will receive the whole fund tax-free, including the bonuses. A pension is different on several conditions. A pension fund is presently accessible from 55, but only 25% is tax-free and the remainder taxed as earned income. Tax relief (and not a bonus) applies to pension contributions, and this can offer more value than the 25% bonus with a LISA in some cases. Employers can contribute to pensions but not to a LISA. The LISA is designed to complement a pension, rather than replace it. It is an inducement to encourage saving for retirement or to accumulate a deposit for first time buyers.

Since the start of the new tax year this April, we now have the new LISA. So what is it? The Lifetime Individual Savings Account was created to provide another tax efficient means to save for the future and it was given with a valuable tax incentive to encourage more people to save. Cash ISAs, (and their predecessors (TESSAs)), and Stocks and Shares ISAs (and their predecessors (PEPs)), have been around a long time offering tax efficient means to save either into cash-based savings or asset-backed investments in a tax advantaged way. Then there is a Junior Individual Savings Account – the JISA, but there are also EIS, VCTs and of course pensions too! So, firstly, the LISA. Similar to a Cash ISA and a Stocks and Shares ISA, not only does the asset grow in a tax efficient environment, but it also potentially benefits from a conditional tax advantageous bonus too. CISAs and Stocks and Shares ISAs do not. The LISA is designed as a savings vehicle for those aged 18 to 40 who want to save up to £4,000 per annum. It forms part of the £20,000 ISA limit for qualifying individuals aged 18 or over. There is a bonus incentive of 25%, which means that for every £4 you save, the government adds a £1 bonus. The money built up can then be used to either buy a first-time property up to £450,000 or individuals

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Just a Thought... Solution Pollution

Sometimes when we have a grievance, a problem or a predicament, we don’t actually want an answer. We just want a listening ear. What we really want is someone to agree with us that life is hard sometimes and we are doing everything we can, but stamping our feet and falling face first into a bowl of ice cream to soothe our frazzled mind is absolutely fine. Spot on. Result!

Every day, everywhere I look, in most conversations I hear, there is a common factor. Solutions. People are looking for solutions to problems. People want to offer solutions to others’ issues.

I am, I’m afraid, a little worn out by this solution pollution.

So I’m asking in the nicest way possible, Super Woman who suggested batch making homemade kale and spinach quiche to feed to my children throughout the week so as not to miss any nutritional needs, hold your well-meaning tongue. Tell me you know how hard it is to keep on top of everything (even if you have got it all sorted and pity my inability to spin all the logistical family/work life plates) and stomp with me to the nearest Mr Whippy van. I’ll even buy you a Cornetto if you’ll just keep your solutions to yourself!

I understand that it is a mostly helpful trait within humans to want to solve their loved ones’ problems and that really is a good thing. There is I feel, however, a time when this is not helpful and is in fact detrimental to the situation at hand.

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Not so far away is the Lesser District with its parklands and mini Eiffel Tower, but across the river the Old Town begs to be explored, an eclectic mix of styles from Renaissance and Baroque to Rococo, Art Nouveau and more. It’s an open book in the history of art but sooner or later the Old Town Square holds you spellbound. Horse-drawn carriages rattle on the flagstones, bustling café terraces serve goulash, potato pancake and desserts doused in butter and cream, flowers bloom all around and crowds gather by the astronomical clock to watch the figurines come out to mark the passing of time. Others stroll under the arcades or wander in the lanes in search of Bohemian glassware, porcelain, colourful textiles or garnet, the traditional Czech stone. The more energetic climb to the top of the town hall tower to gaze in wonder at the most fabulous views over the fabled ‘City of 100 Spires’ and the river wandering through its myriad treasures on the way to the Elbe. According to legend, a Bohemian princess once dreamed of a city whose fame would reach the stars as it flourished on the banks of the Vltava. Perhaps this is why the ever-changing river has inspired so many writers and artists, including the 19th century Czech composer Smetana who dedicated a Symphonic Poem to its journey across the land. He called it ‘Ma Vlast’, my homeland, and today, with its unrivalled heritage and convivial ambience, Prague, its capital, is one of the most visited cities in Europe. By Solange Hando

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Local Hospice Lottery Wins National Award A local hospice is celebrating after being selected over national charity lottery providers to win the title of Lottery Operator of the Year. The award, presented by The Lotteries Council, recognises innovative and successful lottery campaigns that make a large contribution to fund the charity.

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Treetops, based in Risley, provides nursing care and emotional support for adults with a life-limiting illness across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. The Treetops Lottery has raised over ÂŁ5 million for the charity since it started selling tickets over twenty years ago.

George Cameron, Treetops chief executive added: “The lottery at Treetops Hospice Care is an important contributor to the voluntary funding we need to deliver our services. This is a very well-deserved award for a team who work hard to ensure our lottery is well run and engages well with our supporters.�

Treetops Lottery manager, Mel de Vos, was delighted to receive the award at The Lotteries Council Awards on Wednesday 17 May: “Winning this award was a lovely, unexpected surprise as we were up against some stiff competition. As a team we are passionate about raising money for Treetops and feel very proud to have achieved what we have, but we know we could never have done it without the support of the lottery members from our local community. Our fantastic players all help Treetops to deliver free services to the local area - thank you!�

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Pauline Latham OBE MP I am delighted to be re-elected as your local Member of Parliament for Mid-Derbyshire. I feel extremely honoured and privileged to represent you, as I have done for the last 7 years, in both the Constituency and in Parliament. I was absolutely thrilled that the poppies, originally on display at the Tower of London, have been on display at the Silk Mill in Derby as part of their tour around the country. The display was part of the installation at the Tower of London, Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red, designed by Derby artist Paul Cummins (pictured).

such an amazing opportunity for young people and they all seemed to be having so much fun. The Scouts, Guides, Cubs and Brownies offer such amazing confidence building opportunities for young people and these organisations are all run by volunteers who give up their own time to do this. I felt very honoured to be invited to visit Bankwood Care Home in Duffield in June for their ‘One Big Lunch’ event.

This was a fantastic opportunity for the people of Derby to see this beautiful and moving display in their home town and attracted people from not just around the country, but from around the world. It seems such a long time ago when I saw the poppies being made in Paul’s studio at Pride Park and I was determined when I heard that they would be touring the country that they should return to Derby so that as many local people as possible could see them. The Silk Mill was such an appropriate venue for the display; during the First World War, the Silk Mill consisted of two businesses, one grinding corn and the other making medical supplies, both integral to the war effort. It was quite an emotional day for me when they were launched on Thursday 8th June and I must express my thanks to Derby City Council, Marketing Derby, the University of Derby, Derby Museums, Derby Cathedral, Quad and to all of the sponsors who made this happen. Our steering committee worked very hard together to ensure that Derby’s venue would be the best there has been in the country to date. Earlier in the summer, I was delighted to visit Drum Hill in Little Eaton where over 1300 campers from Cubs, Scouts, Explorers, Brownies and Guides along with 200 volunteer staff were staying. It was interesting for me to see all the activities on offer from the traditional scouting skills of fire lighting with flints through to driving petrol go-karts! It is

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Bankwood has 40 beds with magnificent views over Duffield. I met with a number of residents and we chatted about their lives, and the things they had done in the past – one lady was 105 years old! The home had organised a number of activities throughout the day for residents including games, music, pet therapy and a buffet. I was pleased to organise a coffee morning as part of the ‘Great Get Together’ Chatting with with one oneofofthe theresidents residents in memory of Jo Cox, the Chatting Bankwood atatBankwood MP who was murdered last year. Events were held all around the country to allow people from all different walks of life and political parties to come together to show unity. The coffee morning I organised was held at the Spondon Village Club and was attended by many people, including the Mayor and Mayoress of Derby. I was delighted to raise £400 for the Jo Cox Foundation. Finally, if you have any problems that you have not been able to resolve yourself and it may be something that I can help you with in my role as an MP, please contact my Constituency Office on 01332 676679 or email me on

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The Better Life The Zen of Chickens You can learn a lot about life from a chicken. Behind that beak and those golden eyes lies a creature bristling with poultry wisdom. Here’s a sample of what I’ve picked up from both Sweet Pea and Pepperoni. Be in the moment. Chickens seem to have a very short attention span, unless they’re on the trail of a worm. However, they’re actually demonstrating an ability to detach from the superficial, which – to a chicken – is anything inedible. Be curious about the world. Chickens are life’s little explorers. They can find that hole in the fence which I blocked with some feeble bamboo canes and never got round to repairing properly, the last wild strawberry, or a snail who thought hiding behind the coop was a foolproof survival strategy. Celebrate your successes. The commotion a chicken makes before, while and after laying an egg is surely one of Nature’s cruellest jokes. Short of ringing a dinner bell, it’s the most efficient way of summoning any fox within a two-mile radius. Despite that, I defy any smallholder not to be impressed at the ‘scraps, grain and grit in, followed by egg and fertiliser poop out’ magic trick performed most days.

The early bird really does get the worm. Although the slightly delayed bird may succeed in taking it off you, if you don’t pay attention. Opportunity not only knocks, it grabs too. Care for your environment. Once again, chickens lead by example. Whether it’s pulling up the weeds*, providing some essential pest control or aerating the soil, chickens are constantly on the lookout for ways to contribute. * A word of caution – an unchecked chicken gets a little over enthusiastic in its gardening duties! Play to your strengths. Chickens don’t fly or glide and their singing isn’t up to much. But...they don’t waste food, or an opportunity, and they make eggcellent companions. By Derek Thompson

Be how you feel. Our cat learned early on that it’s wise to keep out of the path of a broody, moody hen. She also discovered they can run surprisingly fast and launch themselves at unwitting felines. Me? I learned that the term ‘an affectionate peck’ doesn’t apply to poultry. Make time to relax. When they’re not eating, advertising their egg-laying prowess, playing tug-of-war with snails or enjoying dirt baths, chickens like nothing better than sitting still and watching the world go by. Or, if it’s a sunny day, a spot of Chicken Yoga might be in order. You can forget about downward dog, cat posture or doing the cobra. For chickens, the yogic routine is a few luxurious wing stretches, some flexing of the neck and then it’s time to sprawl out in the warm. And if it’s cold outside? They snuggle up together in what I call the ‘tea cosies’ posture. Eat your greens – and give peas a chance. Impressionable children the world over would have no qualms about devouring chard, lettuce or spinach (to name but three) if they had a chicken for a role model. And, being life’s gourmet connoisseurs, chickens will also happily try tomatoes, grapes, porridge, roast potatoes, bananas, raisins and spaghetti. Although someone we once met, who declared that she fed her hens leftover bacon and eggs did, I feel, overstep the mark a little. To advertise contact Ruth: T: 01332 883140 M: 07545 261034 E:



Days out with Dennis Go by Bus? Why Not?? One of my regular correspondents has set me a challenge to find a reasonable day out on a Sunday. Sunday services at best are a shadow of weekday services and at their worst do not exist at all. However Trent Barton have recently revised their Sunday The Sixes service to include Bakewell, which opens up a number of possibilities.

If you have taken the lunch stop then Hulleys service 170 at 13:10 takes you from The Square, stand C, to Chesterfield, New Beetwell Street, arriving at 13:58. The 170 travels via Baslow and as it runs down into Chesterfield wide views of the town and its crooked spire can be seen ahead and off to the right. In Chesterfield, toilets and a Tesco are available in the shopping centre if you cross the road and go up the escalator. Trent Barton’s The Comet, which departs from stand B14 at 14:15, has you in Ripley by 15:00. Cross the road in Ripley where at 15:25 Trent Barton’s The Sixes will have you back in Belper at 15:50.

As usual, bus pass holders travel free whilst paying passengers are advised to buy a Derbyshire Wayfarer from the first driver of the day. Your first bus is Trent Barton’s The Sixes 6.1 to Bakewell from Belper Bus Station at 10:30. This bus travels via Belper, Wirksworth, Matlock Bath and Matlock to terminate in Bakewell at 11:45. I have allowed time in Bakewell for a lunch stop and my choice would be a picnic down by the river. There will be no shortage of birds who will be quite delighted to share your lunch with you. If you want to cut out the lunch stop, catch all the following buses but an hour earlier.

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The Man Behind Horsley Lodge It was a foresighted retired golf professional who suggested to John Salt in 1988 that he and his sons should “stop farming at Horsley Lodge and turn it into a golf course.” That golf pro was Bill White, from Coxmoor Golf Club in Nottingham. “If you think you can design a golf course here, go ahead.” was John’s reply. A week later Bill was back with a golf course layout scribbled on the inside of a cornflake box; not quite the back of a cigarette packet, but you get the idea. Bill’s design was paced out and stakes were stuck into the ground where greens would be. John’s sons Richard and Malcolm then set about creating the original course with help from friends and anyone willing to lend a hand. The land lent itself perfectly to the formation of a challenging 18-hole course. John Salt was born in Mickleover in 1934 and history was being repeated, as his father Harold had himself allowed the creation of Mickleover Golf Club in 1924 on his farm. So John had grown up with a love and knowledge of the game and, on 1st April 1991, he proudly cut the ribbon on the new course at Horsley.


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A clubJohn wasSalt formed and, at under the guidance of Tomevent Hodgetts pictured a recent Horsley Lodge a former club secretary, Richard and Malcolm gained the knowledge of how to run the business, allowing John to indulge his hobby of golf while still also farming, backed admirably in both roles with the support of his wife Hazel and daughter Fiona. Today the course at Horsley is ranked Number 1 in the East Midlands on most booking sites, has a wonderful hotel, restaurant and wedding venue, and has provided pleasure and jobs for many in our community. John, who is about to celebrate his 84th birthday, remains quietly proud. For more information about Horsley Lodge visit

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Beer Beers of the Month: August It’s the fashion among ale-drinkers to while away a hot August afternoon with a golden ale – you know, one of those modern pale ales that’s so overburdened with exotic hops that all you can taste is nettles. But for those of us who still believe that sunny afternoons were made for cricket not rock festivals, I have a couple of beery suggestions that are still refreshing and still hoppy, but less abrasive and altogether more mellow. Although founded in 1777, Dorset’s Badger Brewery has become a trailblazer in the bottled beer market, with an innovative range that is unafraid of ingredients like liquorice, ginger, and elderflower; and the moment you uncap a bottle of 4.5% alcohol Golden Glory, you know what’s in it: peach blossom. So – a fruity beer for that summer sundowner? Why not? The Belgians use loads of fruit, and they’re (supposedly) the best brewers in the world. Golden Glory pours an attractive dark gold with a thick foamy head. The nose is heady with peach to the exclusion of all else; on the palate, though, the peach is less pronounced. There’s still an overtone, but the more traditional malt comes through strongly, and then in the finish there’s what there ought to be – hop bitterness. St Peter’s Brewery of Suffolk celebrated its 20th birthday last year but has loads of history behind it. Its home is a moated Tudor farmhouse deep in a maze of lanes, which was built with bits of architectural salvage from the nearby priory, including an entire church window of intricately-carved tracery. A truly unique place, and well worth a visit. Its huge bottled range includes grapefruit beer, honey beer, a stout, a porter, an IPA and many others; but in August we’ll try the Organic Ale at 4.5% alcohol. The beer is a dark gold colour, and there’s a hint of biscuity malt offset by lemony hops in the aroma. The mouth feel is smooth and creamy, with a palate that balances rich toffee, an overtone of marmalade, and just a suggestion of barley wine that makes the beer drink above its weight. The finish is all hop, though, long and dry and bitter, making it the perfect quencher for all that fine August weather I hope we’ll be getting.


Beers of the Month: September There’s something a bit mournful about September. It’s still technically summer, and there can be glorious days. But everything’s just beginning to slide: summer seems tired and dusty somehow, as if it can’t wait to be properly autumn, to ripen and bear fruit. Then the kids go back to school and with that, whatever the weather, summer’s lease hath had its all too short a stay. A marketing slogan currently going round the beer world proclaims: “There’s a beer for that!” What beer, though, accompanies seasonal melancholy? Something light, something spritzy, something to prolong the sensations of summer? Or something a little heavier, perhaps? Something somewhat warming, something to prepare one for the chills to come? Being of a naturally Eeyorish disposition, I decided on the latter. Cameron’s of Hartlepool is almost unique in that, having suffered half a dozen changes of ownership in the last 30 years, it has somehow managed to avoid being closed down and demolished. It has now emerged from the great corporate ceilidh as a thriving independent and, although not well-known under its own name, is the UK’s 11th biggest brewery. Its flagship beer is Strongarm, a 4.1% ale launched in 1955 as prosperity returned to the region and better-off drinkers demanded something a bit meatier than ration-era swill. More like a strong mild than a bitter, it pours a delightful orange-garnet with aromas of toffee and apple. The palate is rich, with butterscotch balanced by more of that fruity hop; the finish becomes less malty and more fruity still. Over the Pennines in Cumbria is Jenning’s of Cockermouth, another old-established brewery which, unlike Cameron’s, has changed ownership only once in 200 years and is now an outpost of the Marston’s Empire. Sneck Lifter was introduced in 1990 as a seasonal ale for winter; however its alcoholic strength of 5.1%, while low for a winter beer, was ideal for a year-round strong ale similar, say, to Greene King Abbot. Sneck Lifter is almost the same colour as Strongarm, but despite its greater strength has a fresher, grassier aroma with a rich undertone of leather. In the mouth, a robust liquorice flavour and a hint of Marmite are balanced by an underlying freshness well-suited to the season. More hop emerges in the malty finish. By Ted Bruning

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Word on Wine Hopefully, as you read this, summer should be in full swing. With this in mind let’s look at an easy drinking white wine from Spain, Torres Vina Sol. The wine comes from one of Europe’s oldest winemaking regions, Catalonia, in the north east corner of Spain, and is made by Miguel Torres SA in Penedès, inland from the city of Barcelona, on the Mediterranean coast. It’s thought that that after Miguel finished his winemaking studies in France in 1962 he found a small winery in the mountains above Penedès and with the local Parellada grapes he created a white wine that became Vina Sol. Vina Sol (wine of the sun) is a blend of Parellada and Grenache Blanc grapes and is made in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. The wine retains its fruit driven freshness without the use of oak ageing. White grapes dominate this region of Spain, with Parellada, Xarel-lo and Macabeo used to produce the Cava sparkling wine from this region. In Catalonia, food and wine go hand in hand. Catalan cooking is all about the region’s fresh products, including the fish from the Mediterranean Sea, which goes well with this wine.

Technical Details: Appearance: Pale yellow with a bright appearance. Nose / Aroma: Fresh floral aromas of orange blossom with undertones of apple and banana. Taste: Light and silky on the palate with a delicate acidity and wonderful length. Alcohol by Volume: 11.5%. Food match: Can be drunk on its own or with rice dishes, seafood or fish. Available from: Sainsburys, £7.00 a bottle. For more information on the wine visit or the Torres website If you like wine and would like to learn more, why not come along to one of our monthly meetings? Visit our website at or our Facebook page for details. Alternatively, please contact me on 01159303712 for more details of our meeting and the variety of wines we will be tasting.

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Although Spain has the largest area of land with vines in the world, it is only third in the amount of wine made. It is thought that grapevines have been cultivated in Spain since between 3,000 and 4,000 BC. When the Phoenicians invaded at around 1200 BC they expanded the production of wine across the rest of the Iberian Peninsula; this made it a target for the expanding Roman Empire with a large proportion of the wine being sent to Rome. At the time, the wines of Spain were thought of as ‘plonk’, with one writer describing it as ‘only good enough to get your mistress drunk’. Not the style of the modern wines from Spain!


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Worcestershire sauce, mango chutney, mustard and oil in a small bowl. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

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Motoring The Stars of the New York Motor Show James Baggott reports from the show floor of The Big Apple’s recent new car showcase. It may be held in the city that never sleeps, but walk around the New York Motor Show’s tiny halls and you may be in danger of drifting off. Thrilling and packed with big reveals this event was not, however, there were still a few new car unveils that could stave off unintentional narcolepsy – for a few minutes at least. In reality this show has very little real substance – and it’s dominated by the American manufacturers. Despite that, we managed to find six new models that caught our eye.

Mercedes AMG GLC 63 & GLC 63 Coupe

The only real European manufacturer to take the New York event seriously, Mercedes took the wraps off the car it’s billing as ‘perfectly at home off road or on the race track’. Featuring a 4.0-litre V8 with either 469bhp in standard guise, or 503bhp in ‘S’ trim, it’s an SUV capable of hitting 60mph in just 3.9 seconds. With a top speed of 155mph, the Germans say it’s a super sporty car with ‘everyday usability’. Prices are expected to start at around £65,000 with first deliveries in October.

Jaguar F-Type 2.0-litre

Before you dismiss this tiny 2.0-litre four cylinder in a hairy-chested sports car, know this: it’s still pushing out a not-so-weedy 296bhp. Jaguar hopes that a 0-60mph time of 5.4 seconds, 155mph top speed and a 52kg weight reduction will be enough to temper the scowls of those who sneer at this diminutive engine size. It’ll also bring the entry level price of an F-Type to £100 under £50k.

2.3 seconds – which puts it on a par with a Bugatti Chiron. Bonkers.

Infiniti QX80

Unlike in the UK, the luxury arm of Nissan is rather successful in the States; thus the brand feels a Range Rover rivalling concept is a good idea. The Infiniti QX80 Monograph is currently billed as a ‘design study’, but the manufacturer says it signals its intent to enter the large SUV segment. Whether it’ll be made remains to be seen, but even if it is, a UK version is doubtful.

Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

In the seemingly ever-raging battle to produce the world’s most powerful SUV, Jeep has made a bold claim for the title with this – the 707bhp Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. Quite why any manufacturer wants the title is beyond us, but Americans have snapped it up nonetheless. Capable of 60mph in 3.5 seconds, a top speed of 180mph and a standing quarter mile in 11.6 seconds, this might just be a Jeep Cherokee that’s mildly acceptable to own.

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Meet the 840bhp, Dodge SRT Challenger Demon – a car with so much horsepower that it can pull record-breaking wheelies. The 6.2-litre HEMI-engined monster uses the Hellcat’s 707bhp lump and adds a bigger supercharger and increased boost pressure, resulting in 60mph in just

Toyota’s designers appear to have created their latest FT-4X concept car by starting with a shoebox full of Lego and attempting to make something resembling a car. Half grown-up Tonka toy, half fridge freezer, the off-roader’s looks can kindly be described as ‘bold’. The maker says it hints at what the replacement for its equally visually-challenging, American-only FJ Cruiser, could look like if it ever gets the nod. By James Baggott

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Footnotes: Why are my toenails so thick? Thick toenails are often assumed to be caused by the growth of fungus under the toenails and in the toenail itself. In many cases, this assumption is correct. However, there are other things that will make a toenail look thick and distorted – injury to the root of the nail can cause temporary thickening, while severe or repeated injury can cause a nail to become permanently thickened. Skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema may also affect a nail if the skin around the nails is affected. If the problem is being caused by a fungus, there is usually some yellowish or brownish discoloration of the nails. Topical treatments for fungal toenail infections are often not very effective because they don’t soak into thick toenails very well. The challenge is to get the nail as thin as possible and then apply a preparation that has the ability to penetrate down through the layers and contact the fungus. In severe cases I will use a special kind of rotary burr to reduce the nail thickness as much as possible to give the anti-fungal preparation every chance of getting to the root of the problem. This alone usually vastly improves the appearance and comfort of the affected nail or nails. By Peter Waugh Â

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Derbyshire Walking: Heanor Walk Type: Undulating countryside, level along the canal towpath Distance: 7 miles (11.2km) Time: Allow 4 hours Waymarking: Routeway 6 OS Map: Explorer (1:25,000) 260 Nottingham Landranger (1:50,000) 129 Nottingham & Loughborough Start: Wilmot Street car park, Heanor (grid ref. SK 435464)

The Route 1. Turn left from the car park to walk up Wilmot Street and turn right at the junction into Mundy Street. Turn right onto Ilkeston Road and take the tarmac path off to the right, just past Heanor Library. Turn right at the end and cross the road opposite Stainsby Avenue, taking the footpath towards the cemetery. The building seen was built as a chapel of rest in 1857. It served as the home of the Heanor Heritage Centre from 1991 to 2005. 2. Take the path to the right along the edge of the cemetery. Turn right and cross the road into Thorpehill Drive. Follow the path through the car parking area, then cross the road to take the track leading to Shipley Country Park.

This path was formerly the route of the Great Northern Railway from Heanor Gate to Ilkeston. Osborne’s Pond was opened in 1791 as a feeder reservoir for the Nutbrook Canal, which joined with the Erewash Canal near to Stanton Gate. From Osborne’s Pond the route is now part of the Nutbrook Trail. Follow the trail to the old Station House standing to the left of the route. From here, go across the road, (noticing the old rails in the road), and follow the track with the green fence on your right and pass the entrance to Michael House School on your left. At the end of the track, the path slopes up to a disused pit headstock. The ‘Piper’ headstocks are all that remain of the Woodside Colliery which opened in 1847 and closed in 1961.

4. Turn left at the junction and after 50m take the rough track on your left which skirts the top of the playing field and leads you into and through ‘Waterloo Cutting’. Climb the steps and cross the main road (beware of traffic) to follow the path opposite leading down the left-hand side of the old railway bridge. Refreshments are available at the nearby Shipley Garden Centre, a short way along the road to your left. Follow this footpath through the field until it enters the woodland on your right. The wood is known as

3. Take the footpath to the left and follow the old railway for approximately 1 mile (1.5 km), passing Osborne’s Pond along the way.

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Health, Beauty & Fitness ‘Bentley’s Plantation’. Continue through the woodland, going downhill, with the hedge on your left. This is the track bed of an early tramway worked traditionally by horses, taking coal from the Shipley pits to the Erewash Canal. This route was superseded by steam engines with the coming of the railway. 5. Continue out of ‘Bentley’s Plantation’ towards a railway bridge straight ahead. Go under the railway bridge. (Conditions over the next fields may be muddy at times. As an alternative route follow the road round to the right to reach the MFN inn). Take the second footpath on the left over the stile. Follow the path alongside the hedge to the right, heading towards the MFN inn. (The River Erewash and then the Erewash Canal are on your left). On reaching Shipley Lock, cross the traditional canal bridge and turn left to follow the towpath north. The towpath leads to Eastwood Lock where it changes sides. The Erewash Canal was opened in 1779. It was built to carry coal from the nearby collieries to Leicester and beyond. It runs from Langley Mill to Trent Lock and linked with the Nottingham and Cromford and Nutbrook Canals. Continue along the canal towpath until reaching another traditional canal bridge, marked with number 27. Turn left along the path, just before the barrier. Continue along this path, crossing the River Erewash, to reach a lane. Turn right and follow the lane, crossing Milnhay Road and into Brookvale Road. 6. Turn left at the next junction into Lime Tree Avenue and then go under the railway bridge to enter an industrial area. (Langley Mill church can be seen to your right). Follow the road (Amber Drive) along, ignoring the footpath sign, to reach Aldreds Lane. Turn right, cross the road and take the next left into Station Road. 7. Continue along Station Road and cross at the pedestrian lights opposite the new Co-op store (formerly the Horse and Jockey pub). Go to the left and then take the bridleway on the right, following a small brook known as Bailey’s Brook. 8. Continue ahead until the bridleway enters into a former opencast site, which has been landscaped. The track is followed for the next mile (1.5km) firstly heading towards distant woodland on a hill and then going uphill through the woodland and then dropping downhill to a junction. Turn right and then next left to head down towards Loscoe Dam. Loscoe Dam is an idyllic place for birdwatching and fishing. It can be traced back to the 1300’s and was owned by the Zouch family from Codnor Castle. The Dam Cottage was built in 1785 and bears the initial of the owner, Thomas Vicas Hunter of Kilburn Hall. 9. Follow the track along the dam and up Furnace

Lane to the junction with the High Street in Loscoe. Turn left along High Street and cross the road when the yellow winding wheel is reached (beware of traffic). Go through the decorative entrance gates in to the Red River Local Nature Reserve. Red River LNR: Red River was designated as a local Nature Reserve in 2003. It used to be part of the land associated with Loscoe Manor. The surviving pond was constructed to provide a water supply for the mill which used to operate here. The name is thought to be associated with the mineral deposits from the mines which operated here in the 18th century. Follow the path through the reserve, watching for the numerous butterflies and birds to be seen here, especially around the pond. 10. Follow the path as it drops down steps to reach a small bridge over the brook. Cross the footbridge and stile and turn right along the bottom of the field. Continue through the gap in the next hedgerow heading towards a large footbridge, but do not cross it. Take the path, uphill to the left alongside the hedgerow. At the top of the hill pause to look at the fabulous views. 11. Do not cross the stile on your right, but turn left following the hedge line. Turn right at the next stile in the hedge. At the next stile, continue straight ahead into and along Douglas Avenue. At the junction turn right along Kingsway following it all the way to the main road. Turn right and then cross the road into Thorpes Road (beware of traffic). Thorpes Road leads into Ray Street and you follow this classic ‘Victorian Street’ to turn left at the next junction into Mundy Street and then left again into Wilmot Street to lead you back to the car park, where you started. Walk supplied by Amber Valley Borough Council and Groundwork Creswell, Ashfield and Mansfield, as part of their ‘Routeways’ series of walks:

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Be it in the summer or winter, fresh air draws athletes outside in any weather. However, with rising temperatures in the summer, some hazards may arise. High intensity training raises the heart rate, metabolism and body temperature in a short time and to a very high level. With very high temperatures outside, many people experience an increased susceptibility to cardiovascular problems or (in the worst case) sunstroke. Less severe symptoms such as nausea, dizziness or cramps may also affect your performance and leave you feeling unwell after exercising. In this edition’s article, I will give you a few tips for doing workouts outside safely, even in the summer: Workout in the shade Can you do your run/walk in the woods? Think safety first. Can you get up earlier and perform your workout early in a morning, or late at night? If possible, avoid the peak

Water intake High temperatures are accompanied by increased fluid loss due to perspiration; it is therefore advisable to drink about a litre more than you would normally. Adequate water intake is necessary to ensure minerals lost in sweat are replaced, as these minerals are vital for proper functioning of muscles. With mineral deficiencies, cramps are just one of the possible symptoms that may occur. Dress for the conditions Wear the correct breathable clothes that wick away the sweat and keep you feeling cooler. A hat will keep the heat away from the head and protect the eyes, but I do feel that wearing one makes me hotter as the heat can’t escape through the head. Try either way though, as it is personal preference. And don’t forget to apply sun cream, especially if you’re going to be outside for long periods of time. Happy summer training – don’t let the heat stop you, but be prepared! By Alex Robinson You can view Alex’s profile on the National Register of Personal Trainers ( and the Register of Exercise Professionals ( Contact Alex on 07817 337861 or email

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Book Reviews: Lazy Days Whether you’re stretching out on a sun lounger, or just grabbing an hour’s peace and quiet in your garden, a good book is a summer essential in our opinion. Standard Deviation Katherine Heiny Graham’s second wife, Audra, is warm, sociable and always ready to throw herself headlong into any situation. The total opposite of his first wife, Elspeth, in fact. So, when Elspeth unexpectedly comes back into Graham’s life, he finds himself wondering how on earth he could have fallen in love with two such different women, and whether he’s ended up with the right one. If you like quirky characters, wry humour and reflections on the absurdities of everyday life, this book is for you. Palace of Curiosities Rosie Garland Abel and Eve are not like other people. Abel’s body heals itself. He has no idea how old he is, but his fractured memories suggest he’s been alive for a very long time. Eve – the Lion Girl – is covered from head to toe in golden hair. Together they are the two main attractions in a show featuring extraordinary people. Set in Victorian England, this is a beautiful tale of humanity and what it means to be ‘different’ in a world that prizes convention. Reservoir 13 Jon McGregor A teenage girl goes missing while on holiday in an English village. Seasons come and go and life goes on, but the girl’s mysterious disappearance continues to affect village life. Some people dream of finding her alive, others of discovering her body. This is not


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Short Story Aunty Josephine’s Kiosk The early morning sun glittered on the waves. Neville paced in front of Aunty Josephine’s Kiosk and checked the time. Apart from a chap walking his spaniel on the beach and a solitary teenager playing on roller skates down the promenade in the far distance, there was not a soul about. No sign yet of Josephine. Yesterday he’d overheard two locals talking in the pub about how Josephine now used wheels to get about. He saw his opportunity. He’d make her an offer for the kiosk; less than it was worth, but if she was getting frail she would be easy to negotiate with. Personally, he found the seaside dull, but there was money to be made from a beach full of holidaymakers. He watched the spaniel run after its ball into the surf, then glanced again along the promenade. It was still deserted apart from the teenager, who he could now see was a girl in a lime green helmet weaving perilously in and out of the bollards. He wished he had that much energy.

colourful buckets, spades and windmills. In his youth, Neville had seen her vault over the counter to rescue a lilo from being snatched by the wind. She could blow up a beach ball in three puffs. Back then, Neville recalled, Josephine had been a force to be reckoned with. Once the deal was done, he’d get rid of all the buckets and nonsense. He couldn’t imagine anyone built sandcastles anymore. He’d sell expensive cappuccinos instead, that’s what people liked these days. “Any idea when she’ll get here?” Neville asked. “I’ve got an appointment to discuss kiosk business with her.” “You’re brave.” The gentleman chuckled knowingly.

To his relief, he heard the unmistakeable hum of a mobility scooter struggling up the ramp from the arcades. He buttoned his jacket and, preparing the concerned smile that he’d been practising since yesterday, he turned graciously to greet Josephine.

“The last chap who tried that had to dig his own grave.”

To his disappointment the rider of the mobility scooter was just a gentleman in a turquoise bomber jacket. He nodded to Neville as he rolled past.

“I’ve not got the best eyesight.” The man squinted along the promenade. “But isn’t this her coming towards us now?”

“Excuse me!” Neville called. “I don’t suppose you know when Aunty Josephine arrives to open up?”

Neville followed the man’s gaze, but the promenade was still deserted apart from the girl.

The gentleman applied his brakes and turned to face Neville.

“That’s just a teenager on roller skates,” Neville said. “Is she wearing a green helmet?” the man asked. “Yes,” Neville answered.

“Any time now.” He glanced at his watch. “Though to be fair, she’s been arriving a little late these days.” Neville nodded sympathetically. He was a canny enough businessman to appreciate that everyone who knew Josephine would be sad to see her in decline. Technically speaking Josephine was nobody’s aunty, yet she was as much a part of the fabric of this seaside town as the smell of fish and chips. She’d been the proprietor of the promenade kiosk for donkey’s years. From Easter until October she would hang out rows of

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“Obviously, her situation’s now changed,” Neville said dismissively. “Do you actually know when she’ll get here?”

“Is she doing stunts with the bollards like Evel Knievel?” the man asked. Neville nodded, his mouth agape. “That’ll be her then. Good luck with your meeting!” He rode off on his scooter with a pip of his horn. “I’m sure she’ll be happy to sell you a spade.” By Jackie Brewster

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bedroom can add 12% toknowledge the average Fences, Walls and Gates Ensure your designer has the right andhardly who specialises in designing extensions I ifcan You will need to apply forhas planning permission you wish to price of your home. experience, and that he allowed sufficient time believe I’m to telling youwall this...but stop before youto erect or add a fence, or gate and: design your extension. Whilst you shouldn’t overpay, get research also used •But, It would bethis………..the over 1earned metre high and nextextending. to a highway spend your hard money on ifbythe design(orfee too low, of has misunderstood vehicles theis footpath suchhe a bathroom highway); or over 2 suggests creating itseither own what your project involves or he values his time metresthe high elsewhere; or Over years, having visited hundreds of homes,too I’ve could increase the average price by asis then cheaply. If your designer doesn’t value his knowledge • Your right to put up or alter gates noticed several common flaws.fences, Fromwalls largeand rambling beware why should you? removed by an article 4 direction or a planning condition; farmhouses small starter homes, these themes keep or much asto23%! • Your house is a listed building or in the curtilage of a listed re-emerging: building. 2) Be realistic in your demands! Bearing in mind that moving up the 1.forms EFFICIENCY – Killing the corridor a boundary with a neighbouring listed building or its • The fence, wall or gate, or any other boundary involved,

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orientation. you end up with doors facing north, You must getSo written quotes (notpatio estimates!) to carry or kitchens with no view. on Think of your garden aswhy an out all the works shown the drawings - that’s outside room and make connection itof–planning bring thetosun 3m for any other So watch out if with you it’s important to roof. have a areally detailed setare drawings. and into to your home. buildscenery a tree house for the kids! Oh, and of if you Ask the builders include a schedule any already have You can usually squeeze in a ground an extension, omissions then that eats into your 50% allowance. assumptions, or extras included in their 5.floor INSULATION – Dull but essential cloakroom price. The drawings andas thiswell! quote will be the basis Driveways Whilst you’re carrying out any alterations, please insulate. of the contract between you. Laying a new driveway oftenofrequire planning It’s cheap, improves thewill quality your life immediately, The research also suggests that a 10% permission; even digging tired tarmac to replace saves money and doesn’t need maintenance for the lifetime 5 GOLDEN RULES FOR A old PAIN FREE PROJECT exactly same area with brickof pavers may need planning of your the home. increase in floor area a home adds permission. 1) Get really detailed set to of drawings approximately 5% its value. You willa not need planning permission if from a newaor 6. SEPARATION –experienced Nasty niffs and noises properly trained, and insured architect. replacement driveway of any size uses permeable (or porous) It’s really important to provide in asuch modern This defines the allows works and minimises any risk of surfacing which water tothree drain things through, as home. A downstairs WC, a utility room and an ensuite misunderstanding or incorrect As the number of homeowners gravel, permeable concrete blockassumptions. paving or porous asphalt; bathroom. But separate these functional spaces from or if the rainwater is directed tohomes a lawn or on border to drain prepared tofrom put their sale is your naturally. living – especially thebuilders utility room; don’t want 2) Getspaces 3 quotes local with you references extending an existing home ismetres, Iffalling, surface to be covered is contemporary more than five square noises in your new open plan –appliance athe well connected architect should be able to help planning willreferences! be needed for with this. permission Checkincreasingly those Asklaying how traditional, long the kitchen/lounge. becoming attractive to impermeable driveways that do not provide the water work will take. Define what facilities will beforavailable to to many. run to a permeable the builder - Toilet? Electricity? Water? 7. LIGHTEN UP! area. Natural is so important. Making windows taller You are light very unlikely to be granted planning permission 3) Get a contract. architect canquoting prepare this for allows light to penetrate much further into a room. Or two Many contractors are still for drives that don’tYour comply with these conditions. you. But you can do itjob yourself - we recommend thejob JCTof regular windows bemen joined into onein large opening, Many builders or could odd who make an excellent competitively, while a surge Homeowners it’s very simple butaware contains all layingasyour newContract, or replacement drive are not of these such a sliding folding door. Roof lights can be combined regulations. the essential elements and it’s English. byinthe tore-mortgages, great effect, or builtconfirmed into the written roof over aplain dullCouncil landing.

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At 8am on Saturday morning, I awoke to the prospect of a blissful day spent pleasing no one but Yours Truly. Such is the joy of having grown up kids – no more gymnastics, swimming or football practice – hurrah! So, what to do? A stroll round the park with Olly, my faithful hound? A trip to the corner shop to splurge four quid on a ream of newsprint? A long leisurely morning in the kitchen creating my signature dish – jambon et œuf buttie à la sauce tomate? Unfortunately, my hopes for the perfect Saturday morning were dashed by my dearly beloved Sarah, who had the answer for which I hadn’t been searching: “Tom, are we finally going to clear out that garage?” Knowing that resistance was useless, I peered through the dusty gloom and began yanking old bikes, boxes of records and other long forgotten bric-a-brac from the darkest recesses of the garage. Then my eureka moment: “Sarah I’ve had a brilliant idea – and don’t look at me like that – let’s take this lot to the car boot sale!” Realising that the car boot bee was firmly stuck in my entrepreneurial bonnet, Sarah reluctantly agreed and so, with the Mondeo Ghia packed to the gunwales with twenty years of dedicated hoarding and with my wallpaper paste board firmly secured on the roof rack, we headed off to a dusty farmer’s field located somewhere in the neighbouring parish. In very short order I had set out my stall. Sylvanian houses to my left, fondue set to my right, golf shoes (worn once) in the middle. And so, with my thermos gently steaming, we waited for the hordes of bargain hunters to descend. Eventually a wizened old dear, nearly bent over double, shuffled up to our makeshift emporium. She rattled one of my Tupperware containers (helpfully marked odds and sods) as I craned my neck in an attempt to catch her drift. “How much for this zip?” she enquired. I examined the dusty old fastener. “Err, that particular item, madam, is five pence.”

Just then I spotted a mature gentleman sporting a handle-bar moustache and wearing a tatty blue blazer surreptitiously rifling through my collection of 45s (for anyone born after 1986, 45s are small plastic discs which when placed on a turntable produce music). I observed him as he carefully examined the soundtrack of my youth. Then he paused, replaced the discs in the cardboard box, and as his fingers danced gently across the dog eared covers said, “How much do you want for this lot?” Giddy with the expectation of my first sale, I was just about to announce the very reasonable figure of a tenner when Sarah stepped forward and said, “Twenty five please.” Fearful of losing the deal I decided to give the old chap some encouragement. “But we will take less!” As the gentlemen wandered off Sarah glared at me and said, “By the way, I’ve put your application for The Apprentice in the bin.” “You scared him off with that ridiculous price!” As the argument continued Mr Handlebar reappeared and asked, “Will you take twenty?” Suddenly, the thought of my precious collection falling into the hands of this chancer had me incensed. Searching around the market for support I yelled, “Twenty quid? For this collection? Are you trying to insult me? Twenty!?” “Tom, we’re not in a Souk. Take the money and shut up.” As the clouds gathered we packed up and headed home, a total of £37.18 to the good. The following week I was sitting quietly enjoying Bargain Hunt when Sarah plopped the local rag into my lap. “Recognise him?” She pointed to an article entitled ‘Local Collector Unearths Rare Madonna Imported Single’. “I knew there was something dodgy about that moustache!”

“Is that your best price?” “Yes.”

“What I’m more worried about is the thought of a teenage Tom prancing around his bedroom singing along to ‘Holiday’.”

“I’ll leave it thanks.” As the ancient shopper shuffled away, Sarah began testily rearranging her gnomes. “Tom, if we’d just gone to the tip we’d be home by now.”

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The Diary of a Local Mum Sunny Days As I write this we are in the throes of a mini heatwave. I’m not going to pretend that this is going to be the shape of things to come because we know the drill – it’s British summer. We expect whatever we get, like it or lump it. I happen to LOVE the sun and I hate to moan because prolonged periods of good weather can be such a rare occurrence. I try not to do or say anything that may scare it away. However, I know not all agree and I have to admit that the heat can be problematic, especially where babies and children are concerned. Simple things suddenly become much more difficult. I say ‘simple’, nothing’s ever quite that straightforward with kids anyway, is it...maybe the word I’m looking for is ‘essential’. You know, eating, sleeping, dressing... those kind of vitally important day-to-day things. After a few days of heat (or even just hours in some cases) and a lack of the above, everyone starts to get a bit cranky. The shine starts to come off the sun (no pun intended), just a little. There are a few things that kids need to help them through sunny weather which, although they help and/or add enjoyment, all present their own unique challenges: Sun cream Absolutely vital, but incredibly difficult. Children hate standing still for any length of time especially when the sun’s out and there’s fun to be had. Likewise, babies will never happily lie there while you plaster them from head to toe in gungy white cream when they’re already hot and uncomfortable. But, trying to ensure you’ve carefully covered every inch of a constantly moving and increasingly slippery object is not easy. Your child suddenly becomes a contortionist as they almost dislocate their own shoulder in a bid for freedom while you determinedly hang on to their arm, spraying as fast as the dodgy blocked up nozzle will allow. Once is difficult enough, but when it comes to reapplication? Not the highlight of a sunny day.

Ice cream Definitely the more popular of the summer creams, this one will not send kids running off in all directions but rather causes a swarm of children to gather from all corners of the neighbourhood. Children you’ve never even seen before appear from all angles during the very first notes of the ice cream van’s merry tune. There are momentous decisions to be made, which apparently can’t be rushed, no matter how long the queue or how quickly the ice creams are melting. Then follows a race to eat the treasured purchase before it drops off its cone, gets tangled with their hair, or generally melts all over them, providing much more effective coverage than the sun cream did. And then, the wasps descend...cue screams, running, flapping, ice creams flying all over the place, and tears...lots of tears. Hats All the advice tells parents to ensure their precious little ones are protected from the sun with a hat. Has anyone managed to get a child, of any age, to keep a hat on? Ever? If you have, I take my hat off to you (sorry, couldn’t resist). I’ve purchased hats of all shapes and sizes which have, over the years, been repeatedly thrown from pushchairs, left behind, lost, deliberately hidden, or just met with a flat refusal. I give up. Thankfully, my children have very thick hair which would be a challenge for any sunbeam to penetrate. Water An absolute must on a sunny day. Playing in water is most children’s favourite thing about summer – and quite rightly so. From paddling pools to water slides, sprinklers, buckets, bombs and pistols kids love an afternoon in the garden chucking water at each other and squealing with delight as they get soaked, cool off and generally have a great time. The fun usually ends abruptly, however, when someone bursts into tears because...wait for it... they got wet. Hmmm... Enjoy the sun everyone!

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Animal Tales A Normal Day... 9:00am: Just a normal day at work, bedding down and feeding the cattle. It was a nice day to be outside, working in the countryside. After lunch, I was told to go out fencing, which was nothing new to me. I had to fetch a bucket full of fence poles then take them down to the field. When I got to the field, I started laying out fence posts. Cows, being inquisitive, began to gather and watch. The neighbouring farm, which backs onto the field I was fencing in, has cattle. They started to run around and this unsettled our bull John. John is an English Longhorn bull who weighs around 1500kg, with a muscular, heavy-set frame and clearly defined muscles that rip through his powerful body, putting any bodybuilder to shame, and a huge skull supporting an impressive set of imposing cream horns. He is a force to be reckoned with. As the other cattle were running around, I looked over my shoulder just to be sure where John was standing. He was lurking in the background, watching my every move like a hawk; his presence unnerved me. I could hear him grunting and stamping his feet. I tried to make sure my back wasn’t turned to him so I could always see him; if he was to charge I would be able to see and get out the field. Continuing with my work, but still aware of his presence, I felt a sense of achievement as the fence began to take shape. I had taken my eye off the ball... wrong move! I failed to notice John was getting closer; he started making loud, grunting noises and stamping his feet vigorously. At this point any other person would have got out and left the job for another day when he had calmed down. But, determined to finish the job, I persevered with the task in hand. ‘Two more posts to go, then I can go home.’ I thought. I started to rush and forgot that John was in the field with me.

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Another wrong move! John charged! I knew I couldn’t run in my overalls and boots because he would catch me. There was a fence about 100 metres away but while I was running it felt like 100 miles! John was getting closer and closer; I could feel him breathing down my neck. The fence was in touching distance. 3, 2, 1... Jumping the fence, I braced myself for the landing… and landed in a pile of nettles. Lying on the ground trying to get my breath back, I looked to my left and saw John staring at me through the fence. 3.00pm: Finally, the end of my so-called ‘normal’ day!

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from Richmond Villages. This I would simply describe as purchasing your own leasehold home, where you pay a monthly fee covering all meals, laundry and housework. This meant that my parents could happily live without the stigma of living in a care home. My parents have been living at a Richmond Retirement Village for about six months now and have settled in extremely well. They have their own group of friends that they get up to mischief with. Whenever I visit I always meet them in the bar or restaurant; I am not sure whether that is my choice or theirs? They can use the on-site gym every day, they have got back into swimming and also take part in fitness classes. There are regular scheduled trips into town, so my parents can escape, and do whatever old people do in town. I still see my parents as energetic people and I am just glad that they are in an environment that they can be themselves. For more information about Richmond Aston-on-Trent: 01332 895612

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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 Sue Hopkins, The Flower Shop wonderful service or who works hard to make a difference. Let All Things Local surprise them with a fresh bouquet of flowers. The recipient of this issue’s bouquet is Sharron Melling of Kilburn, nominated by her daughter Rachel Melling. Here’s what Rachel wrote: “I would like to nominate my mum Sharron Melling to receive a bouquet. This is why I’d like to nominate her: Sharron is not only my mum but also my best friend. She has been running a childminding business in Kilburn for 29 years; she always puts the children in her care first. Last year Sharron was poorly, she put off many hospital appointments in order to put the children and their families first, she then found out she was poorly due to cancer. She has still been running her business whilst undergoing chemotherapy. Sharron is the bravest and the most selfless person I know and she has been through a very tough year xxx” Rachel Melling 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 the distribution area of All Things Local Village Edition (listed on front cover). 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 putting ‘Friendship Blooms’ as the subject. Please include your full

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Holiday Advice As we welcome the warmer summer months, holiday time is fast approaching and in this edition of All Things Local your local Safer Neighbourhood policing team is offering advice on how to make your home more secure while you’re away. There’s a lot to prepare for before you take a break away from home but we would urge residents to make sure that home security is also on the checklist. The most important advice is to do your best to make sure it looks like someone is home. If you can, arrange for a relative, trusted friend or a neighbour to look after your house. Ask them to open and close your curtains and to collect any post while you are away. You can repay the favour by offering to do the same for them. How you can help your house look lived in: • Cancel any milk, newspapers or other deliveries. • Cut the lawn and trim back bushes and plants.

They won’t look so overgrown while you’re away. • Avoid discussing travel plans where strangers may overhear about your absence from home. • Try not to leave valuable items, like your TV, stereo, DVD and computer equipment where thieves can see them. • If you normally leave valuable bicycles or other items in your shed, consider storing them in the house. • Place important documents and valuable items locked in a safe or leave them with other family members. • Security mark your belongings and keep a list of the make, model and serial number of these items. Take photos of any valuable items that can’t be marked, like jewellery. • Make sure you have up-to-date buildings and contents insurance. • Use automatic timer switches to turn your lights on when it goes dark. Finally, before you leave your home, check you’ve locked all external doors and windows, any side or back gates, and that your shed, garage or any other outbuildings are secure. If you have a burglar alarm, make sure it is set. We hope you enjoy your holidays; don’t forget your tickets and passport and stay safe. For more information you can contact your local Safer Neighbourhood policing team by calling 101, or visit the website:

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Your Horoscope August and September 2017 August brings an abundance of dynamic Leo energy; the lion is roaring, bringing passion, love and romance and just in time for the holiday season! The love planet Venus is in sensitive Cancer until the 26th, providing some lessons in evaluating the real worth of relationships and partnerships. Mars, the warrior planet, remains in Leo all month, offering plenty of opportunities for creative ideas to flourish. Take care after the 13th as the trickster planet Mercury moves into retrograde motion. As usual during this three week phase there may be hitches and glitches with travel plans and all forms of communication; be sure to check everything at least once, preferably twice. The full moon in Aquarius on the 13th is a great time to start a new adventure or begin a creative project. The Leo new moon on the 21st is also a total solar eclipse; this powerful energy brings hidden matters to the surface, both globally and personally. During an eclipse nothing is clear and everything is hidden, therefore it’s probably best to wait a while before making any important decisions, particularly those around love and romance. September is always a busy month as the diligent Virgo sun turns attention to concentration and study; schools and colleges start their new term and hard work begins again. The love planets Mars and Venus have just enough time to enjoy fun and games; make the most of it as Mars enters Virgo on the 5th followed by Venus on the 20th. The full moon falls in dreamy Pisces on the 6th; do take advantage of your intuition as the time is right for proceeding with a cherished vision. There is great relief as Mercury turns direct on the 5th and the Virgo new moon on the 20th brings interesting opportunities for making new plans. ARIES: MARCH 21 - APRIL 20 August: It’s all change this month as the Sun and Mars occupy the love and romance sector of your chart – fun and games are in the spotlight and the focus may well be on any children that happen to be in your life. There is an abundance of creative energy available – be sure to make the most of it! September brings renewed action in the work and relationship sectors of your chart. Mercury in industrious Virgo assists objective communication on all levels. An exciting creative opportunity may come your way this month as Uranus and Mars, your ruler, work harmoniously in your favour. TAURUS: APRIL 21 - MAY 21 August: Home and family are still a strong focus this month, particularly during the first half as fiery Mars contacts the Sun in Leo. Venus, your ruling planet, is in sensitive Cancer until the 26th, enabling you to reach out and communicate your needs in relationships. The total eclipse on the 21st may unearth a secret. September turns your attention to love and creativity; Energetic Mars joins the Sun in Virgo giving you renewed determination to make a relationship work. A new friendship could become more important to you in the weeks ahead and the Virgo new moon on the 20th is pivotal. GEMINI: MAY 22 - JUNE 21 August: Creative communication is at the top of your agenda for the first few weeks of August, as energetic Mars joins with the Sun. This imaginative and resourceful area of your chart is longing for change, making this the time for that long-held vision to become a reality. September: Home and family life come into focus during September as the Virgo Sun illuminates this important area of your life. Certain decisions that you have been putting off for a while will need your full attention now. With the love planet Venus favouring communication, it’s important that you speak your mind. CANCER: JUNE 22 - JULY 22 August brings your focus to your financial situation as the Sun and Mars light up this section of your chart. Brilliant new ideas for making money abound as creativity is at an all-time high and you are able to let your imagination run wild. The total eclipse on the 21st may bring up some hidden secrets. September shines the spotlight on communication and everything to do with your self-esteem. The Pisces full moon on the 6th highlights your interactions with others; important changes are on the horizon and you should be feeling ready to forge ahead. The full moon on the 20th challenges you to be courageous. LEO: JULY 23 - AUGUST 23 August: The heat is on for roaring lions this month as the Sun and Mars join forces in your sign. Lucky Jupiter is in focus around the 10th, so be sure to use this creative energy wisely and make your plans for the months ahead. The total eclipse in Leo on the 21st is a major turning point. September: Your assets and cash flow all loom large during September as the Sun aligns with transformational Pluto. The 9th is particularly powerful and could turn out to be a turning point. Jupiter enhances communication and usually brings optimism and good luck, but also warns of overstretching yourself. VIRGO: AUGUST 24 - SEPTEMBER 22 August: Don’t try to force the pace this month, particularly after the 13th as your ruler Mercury enters the retrograde phase in your sign. Prepare for interesting life changing events and, although you should proceed with

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Community caution, it’s time to ditch some of your perfectionism and celebrate your achievements. September is your birthday month and the new moon in your sign on the 20th heralds the start of an important phase for you. Exciting new beginnings are evident and with mighty Jupiter challenging maverick Uranus be prepared for a roller-coaster few months ahead. Expect the unexpected! LIBRA: SEPTEMBER 23 - OCTOBER 23 August: The Sun and energetic Mars are strong in a pivotal point of your chart this month. This continues the trend of bringing new opportunities your way, especially through group endeavours. You appear to be on a roll: make the most of personal ambitions. The Leo solar eclipse allows old friends to reappear in your life. September: Abundant Jupiter is spending the last full month in your sign and the potential for abundance and success remains favoured. Challenged by the unconventional planet Uranus, this cycle highlights the need to release yourself from some restrictions and obligations that no longer serve you. SCORPIO: OCTOBER 24 - NOVEMBER 22 August: It’s all change this month as the Sun and Motivational Mars stir up a pivotal sector of your chart. Your goals and ambitions find new focus as powerful Pluto links with Jupiter in your communication area, enabling you to be direct and forthright in your dealings with others. September brings restless energy to Scorpios as Mars and Venus, both in Leo, highlight a pivotal sector of your chart. Goals and ambitions are in the spotlight and the Virgo new moon on the 20th emphasises some exciting new opportunities coming your way. SAGITTARIUS: NOVEMBER 23 - DECEMBER 21 August: Advancement, travel and broadening your horizons are the main themes of the month. Finances are also important as Venus in Cancer gives you extra intuition where resources and investment are concerned. At the full moon on the 7th your focus turns to completion and success. September sees many Sagittarians contemplating some big lifestyle changes as Saturn, Uranus and Mars form a productive alignment and set the tone for the month. Reorganisation is essential and it’s definitely time to look at new potentials, particularly around the time of the new moon on the 20th. CAPRICORN: DECEMBER 22 - JANUARY 20 August: Love planet Venus in Cancer is dominating your relationship sector until the 26th. With heightened intuition and sensitivity you may well breathe a sigh of relief as any conflicts and disagreements should lessen now. The Solar eclipse on the 21st makes this a very powerful time for endings and beginnings. September: Powerful and transformational Pluto in your sign is set to make a positive alignment to the Sun around the 8th. The whole month suggests that you’ll have the opportunity to make some interesting new arrangements that may even include a completely new way of life. AQUARIUS: JANUARY 21 - FEBRUARY 18 August: An abundance of fiery energy in your opposite sign of Leo ensures that this will be an exciting month. Challenges may come from all directions, but take this opportunity to increase your social connections. The full moon in your sign on the 7th is a call to trust your instincts and pursue your goals, even if others aren’t in agreement. September: During September the radiant Sun illuminates your resources and financial arrangements. Your intuitive powers remain strong and, as transformational Pluto comes into focus around the 8th, you should see the culmination of an ambitious project. The 20th is a key date for transactions. PISCES: FEBRUARY 19 - MARCH 20 August: Work and everyday matters are the main focus for this month. It is a good time to make creative changes to your diet, nutrition and fitness routine. The Sun and Mars are in good positions for extra vitality and stamina. You can expect plenty of rewarding times with people who are close to you. September turns out to be a favourable time for your relationships as the Sun illuminates this important sector of your chart. Jupiter in Libra ensures that time spent with a partner becomes more rewarding and romantic. The Sun – Pluto alignment on the 8th suggests a transformational opportunity coming your way.

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Local History: In the Good Old Days!

The following Code of Office Staff Practices was issued by the firm of Powell and Partner in 1852. If you have read Charles Dickens’s “Nicholas Nickleby” or “A Christmas Carol”, the regime described may seem familiar. 1. Godliness, Cleanliness and Punctuality are the necessities of a good business. 2. This firm has reduced the hours of work, and the Clerical Staff will now only have to be present between the hours of 7am to 6pm on weekdays. 3. Daily prayers will be held each morning in the Main Office. The Clerical Staff will be present. 4. Clothing must be of a sober nature. The Clerical Staff will not disport themselves in raiment of bright colours, nor will they wear hose unless in good repair. 5. Overshoes and top coats may not be worn in the office, but neck scarves and headwear may be worn in inclement weather. 6. A stove is provided for the benefit of the Clerical Staff. Coal and wood must be kept in the locker. It is recommended that each member of the Clerical Staff bring 4 pounds of coal each day during cold weather. 7. No member of the Clerical Staff may leave the room without permission from Mr Rogers. The calls of nature are permitted and Clerical Staff may use the garden below the second gate. The area must be kept in good order.

11. Members of the Clerical Staff will provide their own pens. A new sharpener is available, on application to Mr Rogers. (They would have been using quill pens, of course.) 12. Mr Rogers will nominate a Senior Clerk to be responsible for the cleanliness of the Main Office and the Private Office, and all Boys and Juniors will report to him 40 minutes before Prayers, and will remain after closing hours for similar work. Brushes, Brooms, Scrubbers and Soap are provided by the Owners. 13. The NEW increased Weekly Wages are as hereunder detailed: Junior Boys (to 11 years) - 1/4d Boys (to 14 years) - 2/1d Juniors - 4/8d Junior Clerks - 8/7d Clerks - 10/9d Senior Clerks (after 15 years with the owners) - 21/The owners recognise the generosity of the new Labour Laws, but will expect a great rise in output of work to compensate for these near-Utopian conditions. And then it was added as it was approaching Christmas: With the Season’s Greetings and Good Wishes from Powell and Partner. St John’s Heritage Centre is open on the last Saturday of the month between 9.30 and 12 noon with members of Belper Historical Society in attendance. There is no lecture meeting in August. Our next talk at the Heritage Centre will be on 6th September, 2017 when Doreen Buxton will talk about “Cromford and Willersley in the Art of the late 18th Century”. On 4th October Gordon Dexter will present “Railways in Belper”. All are welcome. There is a charge of £3 for visitors.

8. No talking is allowed during business hours. 9. The craving of tobacco, wines or spirits is a human weakness, and as such is forbidden to all members of the Clerical Staff. 10. Now that the hours of business have been drastically reduced, the partaking of food is allowed between 11.30 and noon, but work will not on any account cease.

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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.

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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

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.

Belper Stroke Club Belper Leisure Centre, off Kilbourne Road, Belper, 2pm to 4pm on alternative Tuesdays. Contact Derek Payne 01773 825219,

Dru Yoga Mixed ability class Mondays 5.30-7pm at Strutts Community Centre, Derby Road, Belper. Contact Kath for info or to book: 07586 298809;

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. 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. 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 Belper Women’s Group Every Wednesday at 10am at Holbrook Road School. Talks and social events. New members welcome. Call Marie on 01773 824406. Bereavement Support Group The Cottage Project, Chapel Street, Belper every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month 10am to 12noon. 01773 880364. Blossom Ladies’ Club Meet fortnightly on Wednesdays at The Old Kings Head, Days Lane, Belper, 2 3.30pm. New members welcome. Contact Phyllis: 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. Chatterbox Social group for adults with a learning disability. Crafts, Games, Bingo etc. Refreshments available. Mondays 10am-12 (except bank holidays) at ‘The Loft’, 78a King St, Belper. £3.50 admission. Info: Debbie 07898984636. 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.

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: Karate with Ronin Budo Mondays Belper Strutts Centre 7-8pm and 8-9pm; Saturdays Fleet Arts, Mini Ronins 1-2pm (5-7 years), Little Ronins 2-3pm (7-11 years). Info: Charles Spring 07980639437;; 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. Mid Derbyshire Green Party 1st & 3rd Monday of each month. 7pm at Fleet Arts Centre, The Fleet, Belper. Info: Sue MacFarlane, 01773 423758. Mindful Yoga Mondays 6.30-7.30pm at The Strutts Centre. Gentle yoga for all abilities and ages. Please contact Lynda: 07763778339. 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. Pilates with Tabitha Thursday 9.30 at Vanessa’s Dance School, Derwent Street. Call 07957387333 for more info. 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:

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Little Black Book 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. Royal British Legion, Women’s Section Royal British Legion, Strutt Street, Belper, last Wednesday each month, speaker, 1-3pm. Also, day after at 10am is a coffee morning with raffle and stalls. New members welcome. 01773 826691. 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. Yoga with Tabitha Vanessa Millar Dance School, Derwent Street. Monday 7-8. Call 07957387333 for more info. 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 827195 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.

Meet at Belper Leisure Centre Reception, John O’Gaunts Way DE56 0DA. Contact Belper Leisure Centre 01773 825285. 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 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. Emmanuel Community Church, 32, Chapel Street, Duffield. Church office 01332 841386, email:

Codnor & Waingroves 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 the Go-Green Cafe between 10am and 1pm on the fourth Saturday of each month at No 28, Market Place, Belper. See or email Phone: 07773 667316. 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.

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

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 MASSIVE – Youth Drop-In Centre Emmanuel Community Church, 32 Chapel Street, Duffield, Fridays during term time. MASSIVE XTREME: (School years 7-9) 4 - 6:30pm, MASSIVE: (School years 10-13) 7 - 9:30pm. Contact Ashlyn: 01332 841386 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. Music at Duffield Non-profit making music society and registered charity. Info:

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

Pilates with Tabitha 9.30 Tuesday at Hazelwood Church Hall. Call 07957387333 for more info.

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.

Seedlings Toddler Group at Emmanuel Community Church Chapel Street, Duffield Tuesdays 9.30 –11.30am (term time) email:


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 Mondays at Meadows Primary School – Meditation 7-7:25, Hatha Yoga 7:30-9pm (term time only), Tuesdays Yoga 7-8pm (term time) in Ecclesbourne School Sports Hall. For details Contact Anita 01332 842070;; Facebook: YogaNita; 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. Community Lunch Emmanuel Community Church, 32 Chapel Street, Duffield. Every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. For the older person in the community. Info: Lynda 01332 840821 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 Duffield Pre-school Duffield Meadows School, Mon-Fri. For children aged 2yrs to school age. Thur & Fri lunch club. Contact: 07955 168892 or 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 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. EXPLORERS – Children’s Bible Club Emmanuel Community Church, 32 Chapel Street, Duffield. Wednesdays during term time, 4 - 5:30pm School years 0 – 6. Contact Chris 01332 841386. 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 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.

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.

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 Tuesday 10.45am at Hazelwood Church Hall, Thursday 7pm at Ecclesbourne School, Friday 11.30am at Hazelwood Church Hall. 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 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 Holbrook Garden Group Holbrook Moor Methodist Church, Moorside Lane, Holbrook, third Monday each month, 7.30pm. All welcome. David Skelton: 01332 881221. 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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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

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


Tae Kwon-Do Practical Self Defence Horsley Woodhouse Church Hall, Adult & Junior Classes, Tuesday 6.30-8.30pm. Contact Shirley 07779 812468

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;;

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

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.

Whist Drive British Legion Hall, Main Street, Horsley Woodhouse, every Friday 7.30pm. Malcolm Parkin 01332 880160.

Karate & Kick Boxing with Ronin Budo Karate Thursday 7.30-8.30pm; Kickboxing Tuesday 6.30-7.30pm (7-11 years), Thursday 8.30-10pm open class. Info: Charles Spring 07980639437;;

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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, Little Eaton. Andy Hardwick 01332-834725; e-mail 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 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.

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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

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 2.00pm. 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.

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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.

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Amber Valley Access Group Contact Keith Boot 07980 591801. Email

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.

Amber Valley Camcorder Club Marehay Miners Welfare, Derby Road, Ripley, meet alternate Tuesdays 7.45pm from September to June. Geoff Thompson: 01773 748559.

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

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.

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

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.

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

Amber Valley WASPI Women Against State Pension Inequality. Group meets7pm, every second Thursday at Coffee Shop Sainsbury’s Ripley. or email All welcome.

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.

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.

Ripley Poetry Reading Group Meet at Ripley Library, Grosvenor Road, Ripley, twice monthly, Thursday afternoons, 2pm to 4pm. Janet Dawson 01773 513247.

Beehive Ukulele Club Meets every Thurs at the Beehive, 151 Peashill, Ripley at around 8.15 (teacher arrives at 9.10) £5 per week. Contact Julie Johnson 07968 309191.

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

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.

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.

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.

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:

Friendship Circle Field Terrace Community Centre, Ripley, every Thursday 10am to 12noon.

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

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 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 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 (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.

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

TO INCLUDE YOUR NON-PROFIT MAKING GROUP IN FUTURE ISSUES, E-MAIL DEADLINE FOR NEXT ISSUE WEDNESDAY 23RD AUGUST 2017. Please note that only groups and classes which are held in the distribution area of All Things Local will be included.

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Bereavement Matters The recent National Funeral Exhibition doesn’t sound like a huge box office draw but it gave companies working in the industry a chance to network, catch up with colleagues, and look at new trends. Among them were new online price comparison sites for funerals, which are designed to make it possible to buy a funeral in the same way as you would travel insurance, electricity or a flight to Malaga – by visiting a site which gives you a run-down of prices to choose from. The cost of funerals is a thorny issue and there are many misconceptions. The media and insurance companies will have us believe that the price is rocketing, while many funeral companies have been famously coy when discussing price, saying it is a private matter. This has been exacerbated by families, conscious of other people’s attitudes, not discussing prices because they don’t want to be seen to skimp on arrangements, and also the traditional British habit of not questioning prices. This is changing. People are more flexible in what arrangements they want and consumers are more

demanding, so, just as they have done with estate agents and solicitors, they want to find out what their money actually pays for. We are happy to be transparent about the different packages we offer, so if price comparison sites become the norm and everyone else is similarly transparent, then I believe they will help consumers. It’s when companies start to turn services into hidden extras in order to appear cheap that the problems will start, because this could lead to people feeling shortchanged or hood-winked at a time when they are most vulnerable. It could also erode the relationship between funeral directors and their customers which, when you consider the nature of the business and the fact that our work is very localised, would be disastrous for everyone involved.

By Anthony Topley Funeral director, Gillotts Funeral Directors, Abbott Street, Heanor

Community Diary August / September 2017 August

5th & 6th: Cromford Mills Family Fun: Scarecrow Festival, 10am-5pm. Free entry (small charge for some activities). Meet the living scarecrows, follow the scarecrow trail, enjoy games, crafts, pony rides, petting zoo and more! Info: or 01629 823256. 12th: Specialist Plant Fair at Carsington Water, Big Lane, Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 1ST, 10am – 4pm. Free entry to Plant Fair & Country Park (car parking charges apply). Info: 12th & 13th: Cromford Mills Family Fun: Animal Magic, 10am-5pm. Free entry (small charge for some activities). Meet animals, find out about fascinating creatures and enjoy games, crafts and other activities. Info: or 01629 823256. 19th: Breadsall and District Gardening Club 57th Annual Flower Show & Plant Sale, Breadsall Memorial Hall, Brookside Road, Breadsall, at 2pm. Admission 50p. Refreshments, raffle, tombola, plant & produce stall. Awards at 3.30pm followed by auction of flowers and produce. 19th & 20th: Cromford Mills Family Fun: Pirate Festival, 10am – 5pm. Free entry (small charge for some activities). Step aboard and set sail for a weekend of pirate adventure. Info: or 01629 823256. 26th & 27th: Cromford Mills Family Fun: Toys & Games, 10am – 5pm. Free entry (small charge for some activities). Join us at the Toy Factory and enjoy a weekend filled with fun and games! Info: or 01629 823256.


8th: Tour of New Normanton, Derby, 2 – 3.30pm. Join Danny Wells on this FREE guided tour of an area rich in terms of different nationalities, languages and faiths. Contact: or 01332 360737. 9th: Normanton Faith Tour, 10am – 2pm. A FREE opportunity to visit places of worship in the Normanton area of Derby to explore the buildings, find out more about worship and meet members of different faith communities. Details: or 01332 360737. 9th: Little Eaton (52nd Annual) Produce Show, 3pm, Little Eaton Village Hall, Vicarage Lane, Little Eaton DE21 5EA. Admission £1 adults, 50p children. Entries accepted from 9am-11.30am. Info: Margaret McKay on 01332 831916. 14th: Arkwright Society Lectures: The Strutt Family Homes, with Adrian Farmer & Mary Smedley. Gothic Warehouse (ground Floor) Cromford Mills, 7pm (includes cheese & wine 7-7.30pm). £7.50, advance booking recommended (opens 31st Aug). Booking & info: or 01629 823256. 15th & 16th: Belper Musical Theatre & Belper Junior Musical Theatre’s Autumn Concert at Belper School, John O’Gaunts Way, Belper DE56 0DA. Friday & Saturday 7.30pm, Saturday matinee 2.30pm. Tickets £10 (£8 conc.) or 01773 825281. 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 October/November 2017 please e-mail it to Deadline is Wednesday 23rd August 2017.

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Index Accountant: Amber Accountancy Accountant: Easy Accounts Ltd Aerials: AMC Aerials Airport Transfers: Connect Cars Airport Transfers: Derwent Cars Airport Transfers: Holbrook Travel Animal Welfare: The Cats Protection League Architect: Green 2K Design Architect: David McPhee

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Bathrooms & Showers: Bathtime Heanor Bathrooms: Duo Kitchens & Bathrooms Bathrooms: Metro Bathrooms Beauty Salon: Serene Retreat Bedrooms: Contour Furnishings Bedrooms: Kitchen & Bedroom Warehouse Bicycle Store: Mercian Cycles Builder’s Merchant: Browns Building Work: Bennett Construction Building Work: JJN Building Services Building Work: Keystone Developments Building Work: L B Building Services Building Work: Property Developments Belper Building Work: SWG Build Building Work: Thorp Developments Building Work: XL Construction

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Car Body Repairs & Servicing: B A Kelf Car Body Repairs: ChipsAway Car Body Repairs: Martin Buxton Car Sales, Servicing, Repairs, MOTs: Geoff Cox Car Sales, Servicing, Repairs, MOTs: T C Harrison Car Servicing, Repairs, MOTs: 20Ten Garage Services Car Servicing, Repairs, MOTs: Little Eaton Garage Car Servicing, Repairs, MOTs: Wood Lane Garage Care Homes: Ashmere Care Homes Carer Services: Amber Valley Total Care Carer Services: Right at Home Carpet Cleaning: Roy Milner Carpet/Upholstery Cleaning: Jonelle Carpets & Flooring: Ian Wilson Carpets & Flooring: Mill Floorings Carpets & Flooring: T Nutt & Sons Children’s Store: Children’s Choice Chimney Sweep: Sooty & Sweep Cleaning: Helping Hands Domestic Cleaning Cleaning: Jonelle Computer Support: Eaton PCs Computer Tuition: Computer Tutor for U Conservatories, Windows, Doors : Abbey Glass

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Dog Grooming: Smarts Door Maintenance & Repair: Door Maintenance & Repair Driveways/Landscaping: DAI Driveways Driveways/Landscaping: H & S Construction

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Education: Derbyshire County Council Adult Education Education: Kilburn Infant School Education: One to One Tuition Electrician: Andy Hill Electrician: Lecaw Electrical Electrician: McPherson-Davis Electrician: MP Electrical Electrician: TME Electrical Estate Agent: Leaders Estate Agent: Your Move

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Financial Advice: Belper IFS Florist: The Flower Shop Footcare: Amber Feet Foster Care: Barnardo’s Funeral Directors: Gillotts Funeral Services

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Garage Doors: Ockbrook Garage Doors Garage Doors (remote controlled): Prestige Security Garage Repairs: VSF Ltd Garden Living: Cabin Master Garden Machinery Sales/Servicing: Easy Service & Sales Garden Services: AJS Grounds Maintenance Garden Services: Jaam Properties Garden Services: TS Garden Services Garden Services: Your Aspect Garden & Property Services: The Garden Guy General Store: Woodhouse Stores

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Hair: Amber Hair Hair: Serene Retreat Health & Fitness: Breadsall Priory Leisure

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Home & Garden Maintenance: G Wheeldon Home & Garden Maintenance: H & H House & Garden Home Care Specialists: Helping Hands Hotel: Alison House

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Joinery: Bethell’s Joinery Joinery: R&D Joinery

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Kitchens: Duo Kitchens & Bathrooms Kitchens: Holtams Kitchens: Kitchen & Bedroom Warehouse Kitchens: Oatenvale Kitchens Kitchens: Vivid Kitchens

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Landscaping Services: Langley Landscaping Services Ltd Loft Ladders: More than Loft Ladders

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Massage: Equilibrium Mobility Services: DMS (Derbyshire Mobility)

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Osteopath: Osteopathy Derby Oven Cleaning: Diamond Oven Cleaning: Spring Fresh

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Painter & Decorator: Duffield Decorators Ltd Painter & Decorator: JB Decorating Painter & Decorator: Roy Milner Painter & Decorator: Ryan Absalom Personal Trainer: Alex Robinson Pest Control: Breadsall Pest Control Pest Control: MW Pest Control Plastering: Claxton Plastering Plastering: McPherson-Davis Plastering: Palmac Plastering Plumbing & Heating: Belper Plumbing & Heating Plumbing & Heating: GFS Plumbing & Heating: Ian Foster Plumbing & Heating: LEEVA Plumbing & Heating Plumbing & Heating: Martyn Young Heating & Plumbing Plumbing & Heating: MDA Plumbing & Heating: Plumb Rite Plumbing & Heating: RK Plumbing & Heating: Richard Fearn Plumbing & Heating: Scott Plumbing & Heating: Verisafe Plumbing & Heating: Woodward Property Maintenance: David Grey Public House: The Bulls Head Denby Public House: Denby Lodge Public House: Marquis of Ormonde

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Restaurant: Alison House Restaurant: The Bulls Head Denby Restaurant: Denby Lodge Restaurant: Horsley Lodge Restaurant: Marquis of Ormonde Restaurant: Morley Hayes Retirement Homes: Richmond Villages Re-upholstery Specialist: Paul Salter Roofing: Bill Kiely Roofing Roofing: County McAndrews Roofing: J.A.L Roofing

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Security: Prestige Social Club: Kilburn Welfare Solicitors: Killingworth & Parrott Solicitors: Shacklocks Solicitors: Smith Partnership

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Taxi: Holbrook Travel Tree Care: Chevin Tree Services Tree Care: Clip ‘Em & Fell ‘Em Tree Care: The Garden Guy Tree Care: Joe Rice Tree Services Tyres & Exhausts: ETS

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Washer/Oven Repairs: Washer Care Windows, Doors & Conservatories: JJL Windows, Doors & Conservatories: Smartglaze Windows, Doors & Conservatories: Total Home Improvements Windows, Doors & Conservatories: Trade Windows Windows, Doors & Conservatories: Weatherseal Wood & Multi-fuel Stoves: Peak Stoves

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All Things Local - Village Edition - August/September 2017  

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

All Things Local - Village Edition - August/September 2017  

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