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Hello readers

I hope you’re all well and enjoying the summer. Back in June I turned 50 and what a fantastic time I had. Roy, my husband took me away with another couple to a beautiful place in Greece called Parga. Although it’s on the mainland, it really has the feel of a little cosmopolitan Greek island. I’m a bit of a scaredy-cat if truth be known (and not keen on heights) so when Roy my husband suggested I do something a little daring to make my birthday memorable, I thought he was joking when he suggested I go parasailing! After a nervy “I’ll do it if you do it” discussion with my friend Jane (plus a large vino), we plucked up the courage to go for it. We went up together … and wow, what can I say … we both thoroughly enjoyed it (although another large vino was required very soon after landing)! When we returned to the UK, I had a ‘mini-festival’ which was held in a barn on a campsite in Whatstandwell. The theme was ‘Flower Power’ to mark the decade in which I was born. It was truly one of the best nights I’ve ever had. Everyone made a real effort to dress up in keeping with the theme. Two excellent local bands provided the music throughout the evening. The entertainment kicked off with a brilliant performance by Belper-based duo ‘The Ferretts’. This was followed by a Derbyshire-based 5-piece band called ‘Facsimile’. If anyone is looking for a band to play at a private party, I can highly recommend both … you can read more about them within the pages of this edition. Thank you to Roy and to all of my friends for making it a birthday to remember.

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Contents Competitions & Puzzles Prize crossword – Win a 2 course Sunday lunch for 2 People at The New Inn in Little Eaton Children’s Puzzles Friendship Blooms – FREE FLOWERS! Champagne Sudoku

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Money Matters: ‘Mañana’ – Why Do Today What We Can Do Tomorrow? Holiday season is well upon us. As we wander the continent on our jaunts, we observe life done at a different pace to our own. “Mañana” we hear from the locals. As we know, putting things off or not worrying about tomorrow is something we may associate with certain European cultures who live life at a different pace to our own. Us Brits are far too busy, right? But actually I see the evidence of us Brits putting things off almost every day. Throughout a working life we may change jobs several times at the very least. We leave behind pension schemes that can stagnate until the time comes when we decide to retire. Then we are forced to make a decision about how we take the benefits from some of these schemes. When a person leaves a pension scheme (or in some cases when they implement a new personal pension) that scheme is often left unattended in some cases for 20-30 years. The fund or scheme remains to acrue benefits but often little attention is paid to the benefits besides a flick through the latest statement and then this is ‘filed’ until next year. But why do we wait typically until a few years before retirement before we decide to have a proper look at what we already have? If we sat with £20,000 in our current account then I am sure we would readily look to put the money into a better account to try and gain an extra half a percent. And yet, we can often

have several pensions with many thousands of pounds invested and they are left to hope. We just leave them where they are, with seldom a proper check to see if the funds are maximising their returns, well managed or are suitable for us. People say “Well it went up a lot from last year’s statement!”, but its when I then show them how their fund compared against a benchmark that they gain a truer understanding of their fund and whether it worked well. The top UK All Companies Sector Fund (*) made 154.1% over the last 5 years and the worst (in the same sector) made 21.0%! So do you really know if your funds are working well? Because they may not be. It may be that more attention should be paid now to have a review of these pensions (or investments). Perhaps today, rather than tomorrow? (*) Past performance does not predict future performance. It should not be the sole reason for making an investment decision. Investments can rise and fall and your capital is at risk.

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Rites of Passage Like the endless transition of night to day, our lives are constantly moving from one phase to another. This natural progression is marked by celebrations or rites of passage that mark the change and signify that we are ever evolving into something new. Some of these rites of passage may be as simple – and depressing – as having to tick the next box for your age group on a questionnaire. Others are communal events involving peers, families or communities. All cultures tend to mark the same major events: birth – a new life, marriage – a shared life and death – the ending of a life. These are times of celebration and reflection. They make clear to a community that a change has occured and lives are altered as a result. As a modern industrialised society, most of our rites of passage involve the progression through our education system. With a graduation ceremony at university or the prom at the end of school, these events mark the culmination of a phase of educational life. The student I have been supporting in a school for the past two years is about to take a leap into the unknown. After five years of secondary education, he is about to take the next step. Having been cocooned in the safety of one environment with one set of peers, this group of young people are ready to transition into their next phase. Originating in America, the end of school prom is becoming increasingly popular in this country. It provides an opportunity to gather, reflect and celebrate with the people that have helped shape the last five years of their lives. Although it’s clear that high school proms are becoming increasingly popular, I wasn’t aware that a similar thing was happening in younger years. I recently collected my daughter’s nursery photos to discover that she had been in a photo shoot complete with graduation cap and gown. First-class honours in sand pit management, perhaps? I guess it makes cleaning up the piles of sand she pours out of her shoes worthwhile. The transition into adulthood is generally marked with getting a job, moving out the family home or passing a driving test perhaps. Other cultures, however, have much more dramatic rites of passage that demonstrate bravery, courage and determination. In Samoa, brave individuals can undergo the painful process of getting a pe’a. This ancient rite of passage involves using

handmade tools made of bone to tap designs into the flesh which evolved into tattooing. The resulting designs are an outward display of courage and those who receive it are viewed with reverence. In Vanuatu, land divers launch themselves headfirst from a height in a dramatic display. Although they are attached to the purpose-built wooden tower by vines, these are considerably less elastic than a bungee rope. The aim, in fact, is to ensure that the head makes contact with the ground. A risky and somewhat deadly challenge that makes getting a promotion seem a much easier aim. As September approaches, many people are about to embark on the next phase of their journeys at different schools or colleges. Thankfully for us, these transitions don’t involve torturous pain or death-defying stunts. Yet they do serve as a reminder for us to savour the key moments in ours and our loved ones’ lives.

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Travel Mauritius: Natural World In the southern reaches of the Indian Ocean, Mauritius is blessed with idyllic beaches, but a few steps inland another kind of paradise waits to be discovered, stunning and lush, as the island endeavours to protect its wildlife and dwindling forest. Great swathes were lost to timber and plantations. The remainder covers about 18% of the land, only 2% of it native trees, but nestling in gorges or climbing to mountain tops it still harbours 670 species of plants. Meanwhile, imported casuarinas sway along the shore, banyans thrive and Chinese guava bushes spread unhindered. There are fan-shaped traveller’s palms and unusual trees protected in botanical gardens, including the hyophorbe amaricaulis palm in Curepipe and the rare talipot in Pamplemousse, which takes up to 60 years to flower and then dies. As for the wildlife, boars and Javanese deer live alongside the long-tailed macaques, the ornate rainbow-coloured geckos and thousands of fruit bats, or ‘flying foxes’, the only native mammals, with wings up to a metre across. Although the dodo is extinct, other native birds may fare better, such as the pink pigeons and Mauritius kestrels breeding once again in protected areas. Down in the south west, beyond the tea plantations of Darling Wood, the road climbs through scented pines towards the Grand Bassin sacred lake and Hindu shrine. Nearby, the Native Garden of Petrin displays the lovely red ‘earring’, or national flower, and an array of medicinal plants. But most enticing of all in the area is the Black River Gorges National Park, covering over 6,000 hectares of forest laced with scenic trails. Echo parakeets flash emerald green along the Macchabee ridge, white tropicbirds flit through the air with the grace of ballet dancers. On the very edge of the gorge the Black River viewpoint can be easily accessed, a breathtaking


place where, below the jagged peaks, the thickly-wooded slopes tumble down to the sea. More views can be enjoyed along the road down to the coast, most dramatic the precipitous peak on Le Morne peninsula where runaway slaves jumped to their death. Chamarel is a must-see, starting with the island’s highest waterfall leaping down 83 metres. But the top attraction is the legendary waves of ‘Coloured Earth’ spread across a slope, red, purple, pink, silver and gold. Now protected by walkways, this unique phenomenon was caused by the uneven cooling of lava, and you can buy a sample in a bottle. Shake as you will, the colours will separate again within a day. On the central plateau, the Deer’s Hole caldera is equally impressive. Its slopes are cloaked with vegetation, its floor is choked with silt but as you stand on the rim between heaven and earth, you look across an island bristling with eerie peaks, the Rampart, the Guard, the unmistakable silhouette of the Thumb or Pieter Both, resembling a human figure, named after a drowned admiral. Legend has it that if this pinnacle falls, disaster will strike. So far, fortunately, Pieter Both has kept his head and, as kestrels soar above the rustling slopes, you can enjoy the natural world of a truly stunning island. By Solange Hando

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Life List Design a Dog Growing up, there were two sorts of dogs – pedigrees (which no one could afford) and mongrels (a cheap and cheerful biological lucky dip). Now the classified ads offer all manner of designer crosses, and at prices that will make you cross-eyed. I’m no caninologist but it seems to me that we could be more creative with our doggy combinations. Forget your Cockapoo and your Labradoodle, let’s have some fun with this. Here’s the science part! A cross between: A Water Spaniel and a Bedlington Terrier: Water Bed. Perfect if a good swimmer floats your boat. A Great Dane and a Scottish Terrier: Great Scot. Can’t abide bad language and often surprises its owner. A Mexican Hairless and a Bearded Collie: Hairless Beard. Very popular with political students and young hipsters.

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Pauline Latham OBE MP For those of you who have not had an opportunity to attend one of my ‘Meet your MP’ sessions, I thought I would explain a little about my role as an MP in this edition.

During a normal working week, I usually spend Monday to Thursday in Westminster and Fridays in the Constituency. During recess (which is approximately the same time as school holidays), I spend most of my time in the constituency. My constituency work can involve anything from visiting schools, businesses or meeting constituents who are experiencing problems with a particular personal issue. In the House of Commons, no two days are ever the same and it is an interesting political time at the moment with Brexit legislation making its way through Parliament. I am a long term campaigner against the ivory trade and I was delighted to see the ‘Ivory Bill’ introduced to Parliament in May. For many years I have campaigned on this issue and I passionately believe in the importance of banning the ivory trade to protect elephants. I now sit on the Ivory Bill Committee. I try and participate in debates and ask questions in the chamber as often as I can and I recently spoke in the debate on the reduction of single use plastics in the UK. I believe that it is our responsibility to future generations to preserve our environment. In addition to my role in Parliament representing my constituents in Mid Derbyshire, I sit on the following committees: the Administration Committee; the International Development Select Committee; the International Development Sub-Committee on the Work of the Independent Commission for Aid Impact and the Committee on Arms Exports and Controls. The Administration Committee looks at the services that the House of Commons provides for Members of Parliament, staff and the general public. It is a particularly interesting time to be a member of this committee as we


are looking at the renewal and restoration of the Palace of Westminster. There is a clear need for refurbishment in order to protect and preserve the heritage of Parliament, a World Heritage Site and Grade One listed building. The International Development Select Committee is tasked with analysing the policy, administration and spending of the Department for International Development and the public bodies which work closely with it. The committee consists of eleven backbench MPs and I am the only woman on the committee. The committee sets its own agenda and investigates relevant issues which members are passionate about. I am particularly interested in the treatment of women and girls across the globe, principally in less developed nations. Schools from my Mid Derbyshire Constituency often visit Parliament and receive a tour of this historic building. During their visit they have the opportunity to attend the Education Centre where they are taught about Pupils the from Duffield Meadows Primary School visiting Parliament history of Parliament and participate in political discussion. I always try and take part in a question and answer session with pupils. I recently welcomed Duffield Meadows Primary School to Parliament. I was extremely impressed with the intelligent questions which I was asked and the enthusiasm demonstrated. Finally, if you need my assistance in my role as an MP, and it is not a matter that you have been able to resolve yourself, please email me on or call the constituency office on 01332 676679. Mrs Pauline Latham OBE MP

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Just a Thought... Colloquially Cool! I absolutely love anything that screams local, which is why, of course, I write for the simply fabulous ‘All Things Local’! Loving local life got me thinking about what it means to be from the ‘Shire (Derbyshire, not the land of the Hobbits!). From our completely quaint events like chicken racing in Bonsall to the simply superb sheep dog trials out at Longshaw, to the lovely little traditions that punctuate our yearly calendar, like Ashbourne’s Shrovetide football and the brilliant Bakewell Show, I love local! My absolute favourite aspect of our geographical genius is the corking colloquialisms. ‘It’s siling it down with rain’, ‘Ey up me duck’ and ‘He’s reet mardy’ are just a few of these gems. We love

nothing more than when a puzzled gaze meets our utterance; this is not because we wish to segregate, but rather revel in the enjoyment of inviting new ears into our local lingo. We like to swap stories and hear the gorgeous gabblings of other localities and laugh as we fail to understand a word each other are saying. Communities are built on their foibles and idiosyncrasies and our local language is equally as unique as it is uniting wherever you travel. Keeping these regional words and phrases alive is such a joyous pastime. So have a month ahead celebrating our locality and that of anyone you meet with joy and acceptance in your heart. On that note, must be time for me to ‘Bobby off now’.

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The Ferretts Local duo ‘The Ferretts’ are Belper couple Nansy and Markus Ferrett-Paine, whose musical talents come together perfectly to create fresh original music. Nansy is the songwriter and, driven by a passion for literature and a love of words, she pens lyrics which she then gives to Markus to add the tune. More often than not, she says, he writes something that’s almost identical to what she had in mind! So, not only do their strengths complement each other perfectly but they’re also clearly on the same wavelength musically. Nansy explains: “I’d always loved music as a child but never played an instrument growing up; I just wasn’t from a musical family. I did, however, love writing and singing, so I began writing songs. I was in a few bands as a teenager and then later formed a group with some friends consisting of 3 part harmonies with a cellist. We enjoyed gigging together but it came to a natural end and that’s when Markus and I began performing together. Unlike me, he came from a very musical family and has always been involved in music. He can pretty much play any instrument he picks up! We found, right from the start, that we work really well together.” This unison is evident when they’re on stage, where Nansy’s stunning soulful voice does her brilliant lyrics justice while Markus’s musical talent brings the songs

to life. Together, their sound is a unique, strong, gritty blend that is a joy to listen to. Driven by their forte and passion, the majority of the material The Ferretts play is original, which receives great feedback from audiences at gigs and festivals. “We do a few covers but we’re really passionate about bringing something new and different, offering audiences something fresh to listen to.” The Ferretts play all over the country at gigs and festivals from Bearded Theory at Catton Hall, to Stonehenge, to SistaFest in Oxfordshire, but you can also catch them locally too at these forthcoming gigs: 28th July – Supporting David Onions at Arkwrights, Belper, 4pm 11th August – Temple Bar, Matlock Bath, 8pm 18th August – The Flowerpot, Derby, 6pm 19th August – Northern Green Gathering, Ashbourne, 4pm 2nd September – Angels Micro Pub, Belper, 4 – 7pm 3rd November – Temple Bar, Matlock Bath, 8pm In the meantime, you can enjoy music by The Ferretts by visiting or search The Ferretts on Facebook for more information.

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Word on Wine Anyone who has seen Graham Norton’s Friday night television programme will have noticed that there is always a large glass of white wine close at hand. He has now teamed up with Invivo winery in Marlborough, New Zealand, to make his own white Sauvignon Blanc wine. After becoming a shareholder of Invivo, Graham took off his shoes and socks during a visit in 2014 and jumped into a barrel of grapes to create his own limited edition wine. The wine was a sell-out success in New Zealand and achieved rave reviews from the wine critics. The Invivo chief winemaker, Rob ‘Crusher’ Cameron, was so impressed by Graham’s wine knowledge and the success of the previous wine that he thought he would give Graham the opportunity to blend some of their 2015 vintage wines to produce his own wine. With samples of the 6 Sauvignon Blanc wines from their 6 vineyards in Marlborough, along with measuring and tasting glasses carefully packed, Rob, along with his co-founder Tim ‘Twinkletoes’ Lightbourne, boarded a plane and arrived in London.

Part of the sales from the wine goes to Graham’s other love, the Dogs Trust. For more information about the wine and how Graham blended it, visit and 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 contact me on 01159 303712 for more details on our meeting and the variety of wines we will be tasting.

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After several hours of ‘hard work’, their new winemaker Graham ‘The Nose’ Norton, under Rob’s expert guidance, selected the proportions of the wines to create his own Sauvignon Blanc wine. The result is a blend of three of the vineyards and is a white wine with tropical fruit flavours and ‘a bit of a zing’. In the words of Tim Lightbourne: “Graham has come up with a bloody good drop”. You can watch Graham and the team working ‘very hard’ to blend the wines in a video on the Majestic website. In Graham’s words “That’s it. That’s the blend…this is my Sauvignon Blanc. A bit of this, a bit of that…and a bit of alright. Enjoy!” The wine is simply called ‘Graham Norton’s Own Sauvignon Blanc’ 2016 Technical Details: Grapes: 100% Sauvignon Blanc Appearance: Clean Nose / Aroma: Intense aroma of gooseberry, tropical fruits, lemon and herbs. Taste: A ‘zing’ of gooseberries, citrus and tropical fruits. Alcohol by Volume: 12%. Food match: On its own, chatting with friends, with goat’s cheese, grilled fish and oysters. Available from: Majestic Wine, Ashbourne Road, Derby £10.99 per bottle (£8.99 mixed case offer).


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Facsimile Choosing a band for any event, wedding or party is never easy; you’ve often got to cater for a range of ages and musical tastes, so how do you go about finding a band that will appeal to all, create a great atmosphere and get everyone up and enjoying themselves? Derbyshire band Facsimile seems to have discovered the magic formula … and the key ingredient? They genuinely love what they do! The five members of Facsimile are all involved in the music industry in one way or another as their day jobs and have varied backgrounds from playing classical to rock and pop, running studios and organising festivals. Music is clearly a huge passion; they’re a very talented bunch who have individually played in originals bands for years – and some of them still do. They come together as Facsimile mainly because they’re great friends and they thoroughly enjoy playing together. Their enthusiasm is evident in their energetic performances, and it’s infectious too! Primarily a rock/indie covers band, Facsimile cite a range of well-known rock and indie artists as musical influences, from Jimi Hendrix to The Killers, Green Day, Oasis, Queen, Foo Fighters and Fleetwood Mac to name just a few – but they’re also not afraid to throw in something completely different. From rock to contemporary pop or a bit of old school, they enjoy mixing things up a little!

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Guitarist Liam explains: “We always tailor our music to the audience so we don’t have a standard ‘set list’. Whether we’re playing a festival, a wedding, a party or a pub gig, we’ll speak to the organiser and make sure we’ve got a clear idea of who will be there and what they’d like to hear. It keeps things fresh for us as well as making sure everyone has a great time! We’re always learning new songs to play on request or for a

first dance, for example. It keeps us on our toes and, while we’ve got our own individual style and tastes, we really enjoy throwing something new in – people never expect to hear a rock band covering Katie Perry! Whatever we’re playing, we bring our own personality to it without taking away from the original. It keeps it fun and as long as everyone’s enjoying themselves, that’s all that matters!” While they play many gigs locally, Facsimile also travel all over the country as a band: “We’ve been invited to play at all kinds of gigs from corporate events to festivals, and even Butlins for New Year’s Eve, which was great fun!” With industry standard equipment, professional experience and a huge dose of talent and enthusiasm you can be assured of a fantastic set from Facsimile that’s sure to get the dancefloor rocking, whatever the occasion. Facsimile enjoy playing the occasional public festival and pub gigs to try new material, test equipment and have some fun, too – here’s a few dates and venues where you can catch them soon: August 25th – Barley Mow, Bonsall September 9th – ‘Gig on the Roof’, Wirksworth Market Place October 27th – Halloween gig at The Loft, Dale Road, Matlock While the live experience is definitely the best, you can enjoy a taste of their music at, facsimile-band or For more information, email

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Roast Salmon with Tomato and Asparagus Tagliatelle This light, summery supper is on the table in less than 30 minutes – perfect when you don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen. If you prefer, replace the salmon with pieces of cod loin or smoked haddock fillets. Serves: 4 Ready in: 20 minutes Ingredients: 4 x 175g pieces salmon fillet Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 tbsp lemon juice 2 tbsp olive oil 250g cherry tomatoes 2 garlic cloves, peeled and thinly sliced 250g tagliatelle (see Tip) 150g asparagus tips 1 tbsp freshly chopped flat-leaf parsley Lemon wedges to serve Method: Preheat the oven to 200°C, fan 180°C, gas mark 6. Place the salmon in a lightly oiled shallow roasting tin. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper and drizzle with the lemon juice. Place the cherry tomatoes in a bowl and add half of the oil and the garlic. Toss gently to coat. Place in the roasting tin around the salmon. Roast for 12-15 minutes until the salmon is just cooked through and the tomatoes have softened. Meanwhile, cook the tagliatelle in a pan of lightly salted boiling water for 8-10 minutes


or according to the packet instructions. Add the asparagus tips to the pan for the final 3 minutes. Drain well. Return to the pan. Add the roast cherry tomatoes and the remaining olive oil to the tagliatelle and asparagus and toss together. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Divide the pasta between four warmed plates. Top with the roasted salmon, sprinkle with the chopped parsley and serve with the lemon wedges.

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Beer A recent study has highlighted that the average cost of a pint across Derbyshire is around £3.36, which sees us, as a county, fare relatively well compared to the national average. But, with the rise and rise of craft beers, themselves commanding a premium price, what are you getting for your money, and is this price justified? I personally am not a fan of the term ‘craft beer’, but it seems to be one that many choose to pigeonhole beers that have been served from a keg and at a chilled temperature, rather than one served from a traditional cask. But this term enables me to demonstrate what I believe to be differences. It is my view that there is demand from consumers to have a traditional cask served pint, priced around £3.00. Pub chains like Wetherspoon seem to support this notion and, with their buying power, are able to put certain demands on breweries to provide a beer that comes at the right price. As a consequence, the brewer has a choice, and I’m saying this broadly: they can either reduce their margin or cut their costs to provide a beer that delivers the needs of the price conscious consumer. Keg or ‘craft beer’, if anyone remembers Watney’s Red Barrel, has not always been synonymous with quality ale. The consumer group CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) was formed in opposition to the growing mass production of this type of beer and the homogenisation of the British Brewing industry. Nowadays however, with tap houses, micropubs, ale houses and traditional pubs all having a space on their bar for this much maligned ale, it seems attitudes and taste buds are changing. Not tarred with the same brush and to some degree not having the same consumer pressure, breweries that brew for the ‘craft beer’ market are able to be a little maverick and play

with ingredients. Buxton Brewery’s collaboration with Swedish brew darlings Omnipollo demonstrates this quite nicely with a beer called ‘Original Maple Truffle Ice Cream Waffle’ – a big imperial porter brewed with maple syrup, cocoa nibs, cassia cinnamon, vanilla and lactose sugar and at 11.5% clearly not for the faint hearted and clearly not a session beer. This sees another change in the beer landscape, with craft beers being served in thirds and 2/3 pint measures, with the idea that the beer is sipped and savoured, not too unlike a glass of wine. This makes the cost relative to that of a pint of cask beer (albeit a smaller measure – but it generally has a higher ABV).

Buxton x Omnipollo Not all breweries exclusively ‘Original Maple Truffle brew beer for a certain market. Buxton x Omnipollo ‘Origina Ice Cream Waffle’ Black Iris in Nottingham, who Maple started brewing in the Flower Pot,Truffle Derby, Ice Cream Waf successfully traverse both beer landscapes without compromising on quality. Some other breweries make certain core range beers available in cask, but seem to keep seasonal beers exclusive to keg, bottles or cans. I have noticed other established breweries creating a range of beers exclusively for the craft beer market, rebranding existing beers to appeal to a new, younger audience, or just cashing in?

For me, the brewing process is a complex one, the skill in replicating a recipe, delivering consistent tasting beers, developing new seasonal beers, whilst doing it all within a budget is currently undervalued and whilst I don’t necessarily agree with some of the extreme pricing in the ‘craft beer’ world, I believe its more representative of what a beer is worth, regardless of the dispense mechanism. It’s very unlikely that the price of beer will change much, the cost of duty in the country is one of the highest in Europe with over 52p for every pint sold going to the Chancellor (that’s one for another day), but I would encourage you all to look out for our local breweries. We are blessed with some great ones within our region and if the price is more than you would ordinarily pay, consider if you feel it is a fair price and lend your support.

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Motoring The Best Convertibles For Under £2,000 With summer in full swing, if you want a drop-top to provide that wind-in-your-hair experience we’ve picked out some of the best convertibles for under £2,000. MG TF

Readily available and well-priced, most MG TF’s come with a peppy 1.8-litre engine and all have a folding cloth roof. It’s still a relatively handsome looking car that seems to have aged well, and we found a number for well under our £2,000 budget.

Citroen C3 Pluriel

Designed to be five cars in one, the C3 Pluriel wasn’t successful, meaning you can pick up decent used examples and, though they may not have a sports car design, you still get that drop-top experience very cheaply. Most cars get alloy wheels and air conditioning, but make sure the folding roof functions correctly.

Mercedes SLK

Buying a used Mercedes can mean higher repair costs and pricier parts, so choose carefully – a decent servicing history is essential. An early 2000s SLK should be well-equipped, with electronically-adjustable seats and cruise control.

Toyota MR2

For no-frills, involving motoring, the little MR2 provides exciting performance from a 1.8-litre engine, and its compact size makes it feel nimble on the road. The lack of any real boot does make it impractical but there are plenty of reasonable examples available within budget.

Mazda MX-5

The MX-5 is a reliable, cheap-to-repair convertible and is a go-to choice for those who want a relatively involving drive coupled with compact dimensions. Rust is an issue, particularly on early models, but a clean example will provide miles of trouble-free motoring.

Mini Convertible

The ‘new’ Mini has proved to be immensely popular, and the convertible version was snapped up as a result of its


cutesy styling and reasonably powerful range of engines. Available well within our £2,000 budget, make sure that the interior is straight, and listen for strange noises from the costly-to-replace power steering pump.

Saab 9-3

The 9-3 convertible is a comfortable and spacious drop-top, and there are plenty of spare parts and components available should you need replacements, despite Saab’s now defunct status.

Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet

Most Bugs come comprehensively equipped, with air conditioning and alloy wheels just some of the extras you’ll find fitted, and the Beetle is a decent and reliable soft-top.

BMW 3 Series Convertible (E46)

There are many examples of 3 Series convertibles to be found at this budget. Most common are E46 models, which are sturdy and excellent to drive. A variety of engines are available too, with even the top end straight-six models well in this price bracket. Double check the arches as these are prone to rust. In addition, turn the steering lock to lock while travelling at low speed and listen out for any troubling knocking noises.

Audi TT Roadster

There aren’t many about in this price range, but the Audi TT Roadster is a fine option. Strong build quality, reliable engines and quirky styling mean that this soft-top still looks and feels fresh today. At this price you’ll be looking at a high-mileage example, but providing it’s got a decent service history there’s no reason why these can’t be hassle-free convertibles. By James Baggott

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Change Is the Only Thing We Can Be Sure Of As summer ends many people are facing change in their lives; for example, a new school or college. Of course, change can happen at any point and might be something like moving house, or changing jobs. If change is something that you find difficult to cope with, it can be really hard, and it can be a difficult thing to explain to others. You might find that Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) could help. CBT works on the premise that how we think about situations can affect the way we feel and behave. Let’s unpack that: Your manager has asked if you would like to take on some new responsibilities. • Thoughts: I can’t do it, I’m going to fail. • Feelings: I am worried, I feel anxious. • Behaviour: Turn down the opportunity, lose sleep over it.

Working with a therapist can help you understand where the negative thinking stems from, and how to address this. A therapist can give you exercises to help you find ways to cope with stressful situations; or may support you so that your perception changes. Back to the example: Your manager has asked if you would like to take on some new responsibilities at work. • Thoughts: That’s a huge compliment and a great opportunity. • Feelings: I am looking forward to getting started. • Behaviour: Grasp the opportunity! So, the way we think certainly seems to be at the root of those awful feelings we experience. If you are facing a change that is causing you undue stress, do think about talking to a therapist. They can work through the problem with you to help you understand where the anxiety is coming from, and what you can do to handle it more effectively. By Nicola Tatham

Why is this? We are experiencing a loop of negative thinking; we don’t think we are good enough, we don’t take opportunities and then we fail to get evidence to the contrary, so we continue to believe that we are not good enough.

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Alex Robinson Personal Trainer Whilst exercising consistently is important for health and wellbeing, there always comes a time when you need to take a well-earned break, too. Maybe you feel tired, you’re extra busy or you just need a holiday to chill out with family or friends. Taking a week off won’t undo all your hard work, so don’t be afraid to have a break. Bear these facts in mind and give yourself permission to have a rest: - Aerobic power declines around 5-10% in 3 weeks - It takes 2 months of complete inactivity to lose all of your fitness gains - Extremely fit exercisers will experience a rapid drop during the first 3 weeks then it will taper off - Muscles retain the memory of exercises for weeks. Instead of a period of complete inactivity you could take the opportunity to try something different while

you’re on holiday such as long walks, paddle boards, volleyball, swimming, cycling… all of these things will keep you ticking along. Or, you can just adopt the horizontal position and relax! It won’t do you any harm for a short period of time: remember rest/ active recovery is an important part of your health and wellbeing journey.

It is important to remember, however, that once you’re home and exercising again you will suffer some muscle soreness, so maybe taper your return training, incorporating a few more rest days, and ease back in gently. Most of us, however, come straight back into training and suffer the soreness whilst moaning about it! By Alex Robinson 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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Derbyshire Walking: Muggington Walk Type: Mainly footpaths through undulating farmland, small sections on quiet country roads Distance: 5 miles (8 km) Time: Allow 3 - 3.5 hours Waymarking: Routeway 1 OS Map: Landranger (1:50,000) 119 Buxton & Matlock, Explorer (1:25,000) 259 Derby, Uttoxeter, Ashbourne & Cheadle Start: The car park at the Cock Inn, Mugginton on Bullhurst Lane (please ask the proprietor for permission to park). Alternatively there is a small layby nearby.

The Route Leave the car park and turn right to follow Church Lane. At the footpath sign turn left to follow the track. Follow this track until you reach the edge of the woodland. Turn right to cross the field with the hedge on your left. Follow the path past the squeeze stones, and then take the second gate on the left. Head down the hill with the wood on your left. At the corner of the wood, head to the metal gate on the right of the hedgerow. Cross a stile, then a field, then a second stile to reach a farm track. Cross the track and continue straight on to the right of Old Covert Farm. Cross the stile then head uphill with the hedge on your left. At the top go through the gate and then continue downhill to Park Farm. Take another gate and turn left through the farmyard, following the winding track. After exiting the yard, pass through the gate to follow the track between two hedgerows, with a fence on your right. Cross the stile into the field then continue straight ahead with the hedge on your right. Cross a further two stiles.

After the second stile, head diagonally uphill to the gate in the top left corner of the field. Turn left to follow the lane. At the end of the lane go through a gate into a field. Continue straight on with the hedge on your left to reach a wicket gate. After the gate, cross the field diagonally towards a holly bush and follow the hedge on the right, passing through a metal farm gate. Turn left and follow Taghole Lane. At the curve of the lane, take the stile on the right and follow this path uphill, to the churchyard. Carry straight on through the churchyard. Parts of All Saints Church date back to late Saxon times. The church is fortunate in having three great treasures: the magnificent, almost hollow yew tree in the church yard, which is estimated to date back to Saxon times; the Saxon window in the west of the nave and the altar-tomb in the Kniveton Chapel. The altar-tomb contains two splendid brass portraits of Sir Nicholas Kniveton and Joanna, his wife. On reaching the road, turn right and at the junction turn left onto Green Lane, signposted to Weston Underwood.

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Health, Beauty & Fitness Take the next footpath on the right and follow the hedge on your right downhill. Pass through a wooded section and cross a bridge over Mercaston Brook. Follow the path up to the watercourse and turn left to head towards the Trent Trout Farm. Upon reaching a track, turn left through the kissing gate into the field. Cross the field with the fence on the right, along the edge of the Trout Farm. Turn left to follow the edge of the farm and cross the bridge then head uphill across the field to the wicket gate in front of tall trees. Carry straight on through the next two fields. Cross the stream and head left uphill, with the farm on the right, to cross the stile in the fence line. Continue to the top of the hill under phone wires, before going down to a stile leading onto Cutler Lane. Turn left and cross the main road (beware of traffic) onto Burland Green Lane. On reaching number nine (Pennine Lodge) take the first gate and follow the hedge to the left. At the corner, head left down the field and cross the bridge at the bottom.

The war memorial marks the crash landing site of a bomber, which was stationed at Ashbourne aerodrome. For unknown reasons the bomber could not land after its mission. All five members of the crew were killed. Three members were buried on the site; the other two are buried elsewhere in the country. The family of one of the crew later erected the memorial. Halfway down the fourth field, pass through the gate on the left and continue in the same direction following the hedge. At the bottom, turn left onto a track. Follow this for a further half mile back to the road and then bear left back to the Cock Inn. Walk supplied by Amber Valley Borough Council and Groundwork Creswell, Ashfield and Mansfield, as part of their ‘Routeways’ series of walks:’

Head straight up the field and over to the stile. Cross the field towards the woodland, aiming for the second pylon from the right on the horizon. Join the path with Chilla Carr Quarry on the left. Upon entering the first field, take a gap on the right and then turn left. At the corner of the field take the gate and carry straight on through three more fields, using the distant radio masts (Alport Heights) as a guide.

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

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No matter how good your garden may look, without scent it is missing a vital ingredient – and you don’t have to sacrifice colour and texture when using perfumed plants, as many heavily-scented flowers are also really good-looking. Perfume plays a role in plant evolution and is often used to attract attention to the flower and thus entice a suitable pollinator. The insect enjoys the flower’s nectar and pollinates it in the process, increasing the chances of it producing a new generation. Many plants produce an alluring perfume during the evening or night-time and at this time of day moths can be useful pollinators, especially during the summer months. So although a plant like the sweetly-perfumed night-scented stock may not have flamboyant flowers, it will be successfully pollinated. Weather conditions can alter the level of perfume that reaches us, and in a wind-swept spot the perfume can literally be blown away. Unusually low temperatures can also cause scent levels to drop, so bear this in mind when choosing where to put your perfumed plants. Smaller or more subtly-scented plants, such as some of the polyanthus or the miniature iris, should be planted

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The Alluring Art of Decoupage These days decoupage is becoming increasingly popular as a means to upcycle old pieces of furniture or household items such as lamps, boxes, pots, trays and picture frames. It can be used to transform just about any item in the home and the artwork can be as simple or as complex as you want it to be. Just cut out pictures that you like, glue them to the item of your choice and cover the finished piece with thin layers of varnish to seal it. Craft shops sell a wide range of supplies for decoupage but the good thing about this hobby is that you don’t necessarily need to spend large amounts of money to get started: in fact you probably have most of the things you need lying around at home. You’ll need basic tools such as scissors (a sharp pair with clean edges), a craft knife, a soft sponge or cloth to wipe away excess adhesive, cotton wool buds for removing small spots of glue and fine sandpaper for sanding layers of varnish (if required). You can use different types of adhesive but the most effective is specialist decoupage glue – available from hobby shops – which can be used both as glue and as varnish. PVA or spray glue are good alternatives, as both dry to a clear finish. Always use a gloss varnish to build up layers, as it doesn’t go cloudy, no matter how many coats you apply. If you want a matt finish, undercoat with gloss varnish and then apply a final coat of matt varnish. There are virtually no limits when it comes to sourcing pictures for decoupage work. You can pick up books in charity shops, raid old magazines for images, use wallpaper, greetings cards, paper napkins or even pieces of fabric. Wrapping paper is an ideal thickness and is available in traditional and modern designs. You can also use specialist decoupage papers or origami paper.

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And Another Thing... Tom and the Pub Quiz

8 pm and, like a whippet detecting a downwind hare, Sarah (my Dearly Beloved) lifted her chin and flared her nostrils. “Tom, what’s that you’re wearing?” “This old thing? I’ve had it ages – mind you, it matches my eyes beautifully don’t you think?” “Not the shirt, that aftershave.” “I think it’s Warrior by Captain Spice.” “Listen here Don Juan, don’t get any ideas about making moon eyes at the new barmaid down the Old Paraffin Lamp.” “How did you know about – listen, she’s – I’m not – err.” “Tom, stop stuttering.” “It’s the pub quiz. Me and Nigel are having a stab at the jackpot. And it’s a rollover – seventy quid!” “Well if you hang on a moment I’ll come with you. Three heads are better than two.” Resistance being useless, I acquiesced, knowing that Nigel would be pleased, carrying as he did the tiniest of torches for my betrothed. “Sarah! What a lovely surprise! Sit yourself down here next to me.” Nigel’s gushing immediately raising my hackles as Sarah coquettishly played with her hair and plonked down next to him. “Now, here is our answer paper, here’s a little pen.” “Nigel, she’s not six.” “You leave Nigel alone, he’s only being kind. Now, what are we going to call ourselves?” “How about Team Sarah?” beamed Nigel. “No, no. Team Nigel, I insist,” beamed Sarah. Smarmy Nigel was getting on my wick. “Listen, never mind the name – who’s going to the bar?” “White wine for Sarah and I’ll have a pint please, Tom.” Defeated, I trudged forlornly to the bar. Slouching over the worn mahogany I waited for the elegant curves of our new barmaid to appear. But Fat Frank waddled into view, wiping his hands on a towel. “What’ll you have Tom?” I flicked my eyes around Frank’s considerable girth. “Where’s Diane?” “Oh it’s her night off. Hey, who’s that on your table giggling at Nigel’s jokes?” “That, Frank, is my wife.” “Punching above our weight are we, Thomas?” Ignoring the boorish comment, I returned laden with refreshments and settled down for the contest. Quizmaster Barry, in his annoying nasal whine, began with his pre-quiz announcements. “Now everyone – no Googling – phones away please. Right, off we go. Question one: In what year did women get the vote?”

Triumphantly, I grabbed the paper and scrawled down the answer. My other two teammates peered down at the date. There then ensued a bun fight that would have embarrassed Jeremy Paxman. Dates and events flew around the table as The Bellringers on table three (pens down, arms folded) sat smugly, nursing their drinks. On went the questions (and the arguments) until eventually the quiz ended and we all swapped papers. The Bellringers had our question paper. I glared over as they gurned and squinted at our scribblings, as though they were unreadable. Barry read out the answers. “Question one. Women got the vote in…1928.” Sarah glared at me. “I told you Nigel was right!” Shamefully I buried my face into my pint. Then Barry collated the scores and announced, “We have a draw! Team Sarah and The Bellringers are both on 42 points. Can the captains come up for the tie breaker?” Without any consultation I marched up to Barry, to be joined by my rival. Like two prize fighters, we stared each other out. The room fell silent. I felt my heartbeat thumping in my ears. “OK, first to answer wins the jackpot. In the children’s TV programme Trumpton, how many firemen were there?” My mind desperately flashed back to my youth. “Seven!” I shouted. My opponent yelled, “Six.” Victorious, I beamed over at our table. Then, catastrophe – Barry handed over the money to The Bellringers. “What are you doing?” “They’ve won. Six is the correct answer.” Incandescent, I protested. But Barry was not for moving. Closing his eyes he said, “Pugh, Pugh, Barney McGrew, Cuthbert, Dibble, Grub. Six. Sorry Tom. You lost.” Burning with injustice I got in Barry’s face and hissed. “And Captain Flack is SEVEN!” Barry reddened and, mumbling something about the rules, scuttled away. Sarah was unimpressed. “Well, if you’d been a little better clued up about women’s suffrage instead of women’s bodies – or Trumpton Firemen for that matter – we would now be £73.50 to the good.” Sometimes life (and quizzes) can be so unfair. (And it is seven - Google it). By Tom Hughes Follow Tom @groomsdaybook

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The Diary of a Local Mum Carnival Capers Nothing says ‘British summer’ like a good ol’ carnival. A fun family day out in the sun, with entertainment for all and a guaranteed good time. On paper. Now, I’m not knocking carnivals, fetes, fairs, rallies – whatever guise they take, they’re a brilliant tradition and organising them takes a great deal of work, often by volunteers from the local community. They’re great fun, a fantastic way to get everyone together, and they often raise funds for good causes; I will always support local carnivals because I’d truly hate to see them die out. So, that’s the disclaimer out of the way. As we all know only too well, the first hurdle when it comes to carnivals is the weather. The British summertime always consists of wall-to-wall sunshine (ahem)… until the day that you’ve organised something which requires decent weather, and then you can almost guarantee that the heavens will open. However, stoical Brits that we are, the show will go on regardless. We’ll shelter under flimsy gazebos, sport jazzy wellies and cheerfully bright umbrellas, laugh as we get covered in mud trying to push cars off soggy fields...a little water won’t dampen our spirits, even if it’s soaking everything else. So, decked in wellies, shorts, sun cream, hats, and raincoats, we trudge off to the local sports field prepared for anything the elements throw at us and hell-bent on having a fabulous family day out. The atmosphere’s buzzing and your senses are instantly overwhelmed by an assault of colours, smells and noise. Oh, the noise…there’s nothing quite like the sound of feedback on a dodgy old PA system to get you in the carnival spirit. No one’s quite sure whether it’s a parking announcement or someone singing ‘YMCA’… but, no matter, it’s time to welcome in the parade! You have to applaud the effort that goes in to decorating a selection of tractors, trailers and

vehicles of all shapes and sizes. Gaudily dressed children are precariously balanced on floats decorated with cardboard, ribbons and balloons, singing, laughing, waving and shaking buckets – well, the ones who aren’t crying and/or wondering what the heck is going on, that is. Cheers from the crowds either bouy them up into frenzied excitement or increase the look of panic and general bewilderment on their faces. Again, I’m not knocking this tradition – I’ve been that parent waving and cheering my children as they drive past on a float looking at me as if to say ‘She’s definitely lost the plot this time…and she’s not even made me bring my booster seat!’. Children unloaded and reunited with proud parents, prizes awarded, and fancy dress partially discarded, the carnival experience continues. The kids’ eyes have lit up now that they’ve arrived at the main event and seen all the sights – the array of stalls is too much to behold! ‘MUUUUM! Can I have some sweets?’, ‘MUUUUM! Can I have some candy floss?’, ‘MUUUUM! Can I hook a duck?’, ‘MUUUUM! Can I have an ice cream?’, ‘MUUUUM! Can I go on the bouncy castle?’, ‘DAAAAD! Can you win me a giant teddy?’ (They’re not daft, they know who stands more chance when it comes to hand-eye coordination). What feels like a lifetime later, you’re stony broke (how is it possible to get through soooo much money in a matter of hours in a FIELD?!?) and the kids are on a sugar high. Their hair is stuck on end, gelled with a mixture of candy floss and ice cream; the face paint that looked cute an hour ago has now smudged into something more akin to a low-budget horror film. You’re laiden with bags containing tons of tat that your kids have managed to spend a small fortune on (some of which you’re fairly sure you donated last year) as well as all the wet weather gear (the sun’s decided to make a brief appearance and everyone’s turning pinker by the minute). It’s time to trudge home and lie down in darkened room to recover. The carnival capers are over for another year…phew!

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Animal Tales My Best Friend It was a Sunday morning; the sun was beaming. I had been up since the sun started to roll in the sky and I took a gentle stroll down to see my horse, Popcorn. She is a golden brown thoroughbred. I have had her for 6 years now; we have done jumping and cross-country. I never know why, but she prefers jumping to cross-country even though they both involve jumps. She hates the water jumps though! We practised for the cross-country competition we had later in the week. I checked the plans of each jump. The one time I need to do well there is a water jump involved, typical! We practised so hard, it was going so well, but suddenly she changed ... I checked: it was the water jump. I took a deep breath and went for it, but Popcorn wasn’t having any of it. She came to a sudden halt, throwing me to the floor, damaging my hip, breaking two ribs and breaking my leg. The doctor told me I wouldn’t be able to ride for at least six months due to the damage! This stopped me in my tracks. I had to stay in the hospital for two weeks. I finally got to go home and the first thing I did was go and see Popcorn. I slowly walked to the gate and Popcorn turned and ran to me. I broke down into tears, knowing my dream of going to the show with my best friend was over. Every day I took my lunch and spent the day with Popcorn in the field, watching her run around.

month, but we did it – she was able to jump it without being scared. We then worked on the rest of the jumps. I decided we would try a full course practice, including the water jump. It all was going well until we were done. I got off Popcorn and realised she was limping. I could tell straight away that something was wrong, so I called her vet who gave me the worst news possible: she had broken her cannon bone and possibly wouldn’t recover. The vet said that I had to decide Popcorn’s future: either sell her to someone who could afford the treatment, or she would have to be put down. In the end I came to the devastating decision that she would be put to sleep. Telling the vet this broke my heart into a million pieces. I hadn’t only lost my horse; I had lost my best friend. By Chantelle Gee Student at Derby College – Broomfield Hall

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Morley Village Show & Fun Day Held at Morley Primary School and open to all, the local Village Show & Fun Day returns this year on September 9th.

Following the auction will be a raffle, with three fabulous goody hampers up for grabs.

Show entries will be accepted in the school building from 9.30-10.30am on the day. There is an interesting variety of traditional and creative sections for both adults and children and, with cash prizes for all winners up for grabs, this is a great opportunity to get creative over the summer!

The Morley Show and Fun Day is open to all; visitors, friends and family will be warmly welcomed for an afternoon of fun and games. All proceeds go directly to the school and are used to fund trips and enrich the pupils’ curriculum.

The Fun Day begins at 12pm on the playground and will feature carnival-style games and stalls run by pupils and parents, as well as several independent local stalls.

Don’t forget…September 9th, Morley Primary School, Main Road, Morley, DE7 6DF

Fabulous bakers from the school community will once again be providing a delicious variety of home-baked goodies, hot dogs and refreshments to be enjoyed al fresco in the café area. Show judging commences at 11am, with the presentation of prizes around 1pm and an auction of the show produce at 2pm, hosted by Radio Derby’s Andy Twigge. Andy will also be interviewing representatives from the school on Radio Derby the day before the event.

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Short Story Dolphin Watching “It’s a tricky walk down.” Sheila grabbed a clump of seagrass to steady herself. “I feel like a mountain goat.” She had picked up a leaflet for a dolphin-watching boat trip that set off from the harbour, but Royce had turned his nose up. “If we sit on a beach that boat will sail past,” he’d said, parking on the coastal road’s narrow verge. “Whatever they see on the boat, we can see from the shore.” “You’re such a cheap-skate, Royce,” Sheila had snapped crossly. “We’re on holiday for goodness sake!” “I’m not being cheap,” Royce had replied sulkily. “I just thought you’d enjoy it more on a beach.” “I’m sorry.” Sheila backed down when she saw she’d offended him. “It’s a lovely idea.” “Quite right,” Royce had shrugged, “I’m just trying to give you a nice holiday.” With the air not completely cleared between them, Sheila had avoided the slightest complaint while stumbling behind Royce down the two miles of nettle-lined track to the beach. She never said a word when she got a splinter in her bottom from a six-bar gate, and cheerfully skidded on loose shale down the sheer cliff face. After an hour of scraped knees and nettle stings they finally stood on the shoreline. The waves shimmered in the hot sun, and the sand of the little cove was the colour of clotted cream. It was also covered in beach towels. “I’m amazed it’s so popular,” Sheila observed. “It’s so dicey to get to.” “Everyone’s had the same idea,” said Royce. “No point wasting money on pointless boat trips.” They found a rock to perch upon, where they could see the sea over rows of colourful windbreaks.

staggered. “And those teenagers have brought body boards.” “Incredible,” Royce agreed, peering through his binoculars. Sheila looked around. There were families building sandcastles, some eating ice lollies, some leaning over rock pools with crab lines. “Where’s everyone getting their lollies from?” “Must have brought them with them,” Royce said, feigning interest in a seagull. A girl walked by licking a cornet. “Excuse me!” Sheila called, “Where did you get that from?” “The ice cream van in the car park” the girl said. “What car park?” The girl looked at Sheila as though she’d landed from Mars. “Up there,” she pointed, “it’s a two minute walk.” “Why did we park miles away, Royce?” Sheila turned to her husband. “There’s a car park.” “Look, here comes the dolphin-spotting boat.” Royce said, pretending not to hear. “How much does the car park cost?” Sheila asked. “It’s quite dear,” Royce said. “How much?” Sheila insisted. “Three pounds,” Royce mumbled.

“I can’t believe all these families have made it down here,” Sheila marvelled, “and there are no facilities for miles.” “Yes, it’s very secluded,” Royce said.

“Well, you know what you can do?” Sheila said. “You can go back up the cliff and bring the car round.” She took the binoculars out of his hand. “And then get me an ice-cream. I’ll let you know if I see any dolphins.”

“Look, they’ve got a double buggy down here.” Sheila was

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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 Sue Hopkins, The Flower Shop a wonderful service or who works hard to make a difference. Let All Things Local surprise them with a fresh bouquet of flowers. All Things Local has joined forces with Sue Hopkins (pictured) from The Flower Shop in Horsley Woodhouse, to offer readers the chance to show their appreciation for a fellow member of the community. The recipient of this issue’s bouquet is Lesley Gascoyne of Horsley Woodhouse. Lesley was nominated by her step-mother, Theresa Turner, also of Horsley Woodhouse. Here’s what Theresa wrote: “I would like to nominate my step-daughter, Lesley Gascoyne. We didn’t always see eye to eye in the early years but as we have both got older we have got closer and I am proud to call her my daughter. I am now housebound most of the time but she is there for me every day. She does more for me than some would. She works hard and has brought up 3 lovely children. She is always available to help with village activities especially carnival time. This gift of flowers would be my way of saying ‘thank you for all you do for me’.” Theresa Turner 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 name, address and daytime telephone number on your nomination.

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Upbeat The school summer holidays are here; hopefully all the local youngsters are enjoying themselves. We do find that during the holidays we have more calls about nuisance and anti-social behaviour, particularly where young people may be involved. In this edition of All Things Local we are encouraging parents to help us to target this by keeping a closer eye on youngsters. Our team is doing what we can to help keep youngsters safe and reports of anti-social behaviour low. This includes carrying out patrols in areas where we get calls about nuisance behaviour, confiscating alcohol, moving on youngsters we feel could cause trouble and taking action against any adult that we find has supplied under 18s with booze. We will also work with local partnership agencies to direct youngsters to any activities which are taking place locally where we can. One thing we cannot stress enough though is just how important the support of parents is. We are asking parents

and carers to check what their children are doing and where they are. Talk to them about the risks drinking poses to their own safety and the potential consequences that getting involved in anti-social behaviour and crime could bring. Please also check whether your child is where you think they are. There have been times when parents are surprised to find out from an officer about their youngster’s behaviour, especially if they thought their child was staying with a friend. When Halloween arrives in October, encourage your children to think about members of the community who may not want trick-or-treaters on the doorstep or who may feel vulnerable or alarmed by visitors during the dark evening. Please respect the wishes of those with a ‘no trick or treat’ notice on their door. There are a lot of good young people in our area, or some who may just make a mistake. We want our local youngsters to enjoy their time off school, but safely, and with respect for everyone who lives in the community. If you have any concerns about anti-social or nuisance behaviour in your neighbourhood please call your local Safer Neighbourhood policing team on 101, or send them a message through the ‘My Local Police’ pages of the website,

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Your Horoscope August and September 2018 August brings the dynamic sign of Leo into the spotlight, summer is here and the days are expected to be golden! Although this is traditionally the holiday month, Leo is also the sign of creativity and the Leo new moon on the 11th offers an abundance of inspiration. Leo loves pleasure and the whole drama of love and courtship; be sure to enjoy the fun and passion particularly as relationship planet Venus enters the relationship sign of Libra on the 7th. Mercury is still retrograde but picks up pace after the 18th as ideas begin to fall into place. Mars, the planet of energy and motivation, moves back to Capricorn on the 13th and then comes to the end of the long retrograde phase around the 28th. Although Mars is still moving slowly, we should all feel the energy shift for the better. The moon is full in the mystical and spiritual sign of Pisces on the 26th. September: The carefree summer holidays have come to an end with the autumnal Sun shining in the serious and down to earth sign of Virgo. Our attention now turns to learning and acquiring new skills as schools and colleges start their new term and the focus is once more on hard work and study. Mars is serious and stable in Capricorn until the 10th and then moves into quirky Aquarius for the rest of the month. This is a good time to be practical, but also to act in a more individualistic way as you bring grand ideas and vision to the surface. Heightened passion in relationships and partnerships are favoured as the love planet Venus moves into sexy Scorpio on the 9th. The new moon in Virgo on the 9th, well aspected by serious Saturn, offers new insight into completing any practical projects that need adjusting. The moon is full in the sign of Aries on the 25th. ARIES: MARCH 21 - APRIL 20 August: Mars, your ruler, finally moves out of retrograde on the 28th; breathe a sigh of relief as your energy levels return to normal and new adventures come calling. The creativity sector of your chart is illuminated and a long-held project may now come to fruition. The Leo new moon on the 11th is particularly revitalising. September: Adjustments to your health and wellbeing are favoured in September as the Virgo Sun illuminates all things to do with your physical condition. Finances will also come under review as a positive aspect from Jupiter to Neptune offers some inspirational new ways of making money. TAURUS: APRIL 21 - MAY 21 August shines the light on your home and family as Mercury and the Leo Sun put you in a generous and light-hearted mood. Venus arrives in Libra on the 7th illuminating business matters as some important decisions come to the forefront. As Mars moves forward on the 28th an opportunity comes your way. September: The September Sun illuminates the love sector of your chart asking you to be open and honest about your relationships and all things to do with romantic encounters. Venus illuminates important work issues up to the 8th; try to pay attention to any professional opportunities that come your way. GEMINI: MAY 22 - JUNE 21 August: With the Sun and Mercury passing through the communication area of your chart you’ll find that you need to speak your mind and make some important decisions concerning your relationships. Pay attention to dreams and coincidences, as it is here you’ll find the best clues about how to proceed. September: The first week of September brings love and romance into the spotlight as stylish Venus is determined to create harmony and beauty within your circle. Mercury, your ruler, illuminates your home life after the 6th as tensions and conflicts start to ease and important breakthroughs come to the surface. CANCER: JUNE 22 - JULY 22 August: The Sun and Mercury occupy the financial corner of your chart this month; new ways of making money should leave you feeling successful and prosperous. As the month progresses, you’ll be considering just what you want from your working life. Mars moving forward on the 28th expands your horizons. September: The relationship sector of your chart is in the spotlight for September; the practical Virgo new moon on the 9th helps you to see your situation and your options more clearly. This is the perfect time to stand back and see the bigger picture by trusting your intuition to bring greater rewards your way. LEO: JULY 23 - AUGUST 23 August is your birthday month and the dazzling new moon in your sign on the 11th ensures that this will be a month to remember. This is the time to reinvent yourself and strike it big; Venus shines brightly highlighting your finances with some innovative money-making schemes. September starts with a brilliant aspect between innovative Uranus and the radiant Sun; exciting career opportunities are on the horizon and this could mean that a lucky break is coming your way. The new moon in practical Virgo on the 9th allows you to see things in a very different light. VIRGO: AUGUST 24 - SEPTEMBER 22 August: Make the most of a romantic first week in August before the love planet Venus moves away from your sign. Planetary cycles show that this month favours a makeover steering you towards a new phase of action. Intuition becomes stronger after the 19th as your ruler moves out of retrograde. September: Communication is your focus as Jupiter, the planet of abundance and optimism aspects Neptune, the planet of dreams and intuition. Dynamic Mars highlights creativity; be bold and confident as plans and solid foundations for your future are ready to be laid down now.

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Community LIBRA: SEPTEMBER 23 - OCTOBER 23 August: Venus, your ruler, starts the month in an introspective part of your chart offering you some time and space to contemplate your ultimate goals. You should find some answers to what is holding you back as Venus moves into your sign on the 7th and then the magnificent Leo new moon on the 11th. September: Venus, your ruling planet, moves into the financial area of your chart on the 9th joining abundant Jupiter in strongminded Scorpio. Business ideas will need to be reviewed and overhauled so that you can reap the rewards with a stronger sense of purpose and clarity. SCORPIO: OCTOBER 24 - NOVEMBER 22 August: Dynamic Mars is retrograde in your domestic area until the end of the month. Use this time wisely to clear up any family issues that have been troubling you. Jupiter in your sign offers some innovative ideas to boost your earning potential. The Leo new moon on the 11th highlights your creativity. September begins with a challenging aspect from the moon to Jupiter in your sign. This is your opportunity to see new ways to nurture yourself and structure your days based on faith and trust. Your gift of intuition will become more powerful as you begin to believe in yourself and go after what you want. SAGITTARIUS: NOVEMBER 23 - DECEMBER 21 August could start with a surprise boost: Venus is at the highpoint in your chart and the radiant Sun and Mercury continue to highlight travel and adventure. It’s important to invest more time and effort in something that can help you earn more. The Pisces full moon on the 26th illuminates domestic matters. September: Your goals and ambitions are the main focus for September as the Sun illuminates your career potential. The Virgo new moon on the 9th sets the pace for new areas of development as mighty Jupiter looks on and boosts your confidence with heightened awareness and intuition. CAPRICORN: DECEMBER 22 - JANUARY 20 August: Money, assets and shared resources are the focus for August. The Leo new moon brings some important issues to your attention; facing facts professionally or personally will eventually make life easier. As Mars gets moving again after the 28th focus and restructuring become easier. September brings plenty of planetary action to the travel and adventure sector of your chart. The Virgo new moon on the 9th signals new beginnings as you prepare for a fresh and more positive phase of existence. Jupiter ensures that you draw original and interesting people into your circle. AQUARIUS: JANUARY 21 - FEBRUARY 18 August: Mars is still retrograde in your sign until the 28th – then, at last, long-term strategies and plans can get moving again! Venus spends the first week in meticulous Virgo, offering a chance to focus on the realities of your financial situation. You could look at better ways of working with your cash. September pushes innovative new projects to the forefront as expansive Jupiter illuminates the highpoint of your chart clearing the way for new and exciting career opportunities. Visionary Neptune makes a promising aspect to enhance your imagination and access to higher knowledge. PISCES: FEBRUARY 19 - MARCH 20 August: The Sun and Mercury, both in Leo, emphasise the area of your chart concerned with work, routines and daily life. The Leo new moon on the 11th delivers an opportunity to take stock and make any changes that are necessary. Use these positive energies to get really clear on what you want for yourself. September’s powerful Virgo new moon on the 9th turns your attention to your relationships and partnerships as communicative Mercury asks you to review any interactions that are not working. Faraway places beckon as both Jupiter and Venus highlight fun and adventure.

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Local History: The Gorsey Gang

There is rightly some concern about the increase of the “gang culture” amongst the youth of today in some towns and cities, and about the free use of offensive weapons, especially knives. As any follower of history knows, this is nothing new. An account reported in the Belper News in September, 1907 by an eye-witness describes some of the activities of such a group: “The Gorsey Gang were for some years a terror and a nuisance to the town and neighbourhood. I remember a very superior circus attended the October Fair, and formed a great attraction. Nearly everyone went to see them, and I remember the late Mr Jedediah Strutt took a large party, who apparently enjoyed the entertainment very much. The horseriding and acrobatic feats, balancing and other performances were really very good. I went to see them on the second day. The place was well filled when four or five of the Gorsey Gang, half drunk, got in. They began misbehaving at once, and so outrageous and indecent was their conduct that the audience demanded their expulsion. This was not an easy matter to effect, but the circus staff, supported by some of the audience, at last got them all out after a tremendous struggle, and the performance then proceeded. The circus remained a week or two, and when they left I watched them coming up the road near to Windy Gap with all their belongings, en route for Ripley. Some of the Gorsey Gang were playing skittles nearby, and I felt sure there would be a fight. Almost instantly, with volumes of oaths, the gang were upon the travellers, who before they could realise it were surrounded and vilely ill-treated by the savage horde. They defended themselves bravely, the women of the troupe also joining in the defence, but they were outnumbered and mercilessly ill-treated. However, help from

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the town being sent for, the cowardly gang at last desisted and made off, and the acrobats, though bleeding and bruised and their belongings half destroyed, managed at length to get away. This gang, after being suspected of many other evil deeds, was at length broken up by a number of them being sentenced to long terms of imprisonment for highway robbery and violence near Holbrook Moor. It appears that they were in the habit of prowling round the town, especially on Saturdays, calling at various public houses, looking round the market and elsewhere, and spotting anyone who had come from surrounding villages, and knowing they would have to return, they dogged their steps and waylaid them. The gang had noticed a party from Holbrook in the town, and waylaying them beyond Wildersley, made a murderous assault on them, nearly killing several. But they were identified, arrested, tried and severely punished, to the great relief and joy of many. It was such a lesson, and such a riddance, that peaceful folk felt a safety to which they had for years been strangers.” The Society’s talks now take place at 7.30pm at Strutts, the former Herbert Strutt School, opposite Babington Hospital on Derby Road. There is no meeting in August. On Wednesday 5 September, Alan Gifford will talk about the engineer George Sorocold. “Snippets of Openwoodgate” will follow on 3 October. On 7 November, Michael Parkin will discuss the effects of the Industrial Revolution on women and children. All are welcome, and the cost to visitors is £3. Please contact the Secretary, Adrian Keetley, on 01773 599089 if you need further information.

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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 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. 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 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 Community Church Meets three times a month at Whitemoor Centre 10.30am Sundays on John O’Gaunts Way. Modern Church for all ages. Tel: Mark or Riaan on 01773 441211. 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. 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. Belper Folk Club Every Tuesday at The Old Kings Head, Days Lane, Belper, 8.30pm. Details from 01246 865170 or 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. 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.

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 Golden Rainbows LGBT friendship and social support group. Meets 3rd Weds of each month 1-3pm at The Cottage Project, 16 Chapel St, Belper. Free admission & refreshments. Contact Narvel: / 01773 824483.

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 Belcanto Male Chorus Male singing with a difference. Belper Baptist Church Bridge Street Belper DE56 1AZ Contact 0162956478. 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 Art Group Meet at Strutt’s Centre, Derby Road, Belper every Thursday 7-9pm, Room 109. All abilities welcome. Further details from Club Secretary Richard Nayler: 07500 151811 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 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. Belper Chess Club Every Wednesday at The Old Kings Head, Days Lane, Belper. Start time 7.30pm. Secretary David Woodhouse:, Tel: 01335 372104 / 07976 701995. 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

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Belper Historical Society Talks programme on first Weds of the month at Strutts Community Centre, Derby Road, 7.30pm. Email or call 01773 599089. 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: Belper Meadows Bowls Club Belper Meadows, off Bridge Street, Belper. More details from secretary Graham Sheldon 01773 827548, or New members welcome. 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 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 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 Netball Club Fun and social netball training sessions for all ages (over 16) and abilities. Saturdays 11am-12 and Wednesdays 8-9pm at Belper Leisure Centre. £3.50 per session. New members welcome. BelperBacktoNetball/ Belper Players Mondays at Strutt Centre, Derby Road and Thursdays at Lion Hotel, Bridge Street at 7:30pm. Wanting new members – actors, backstage and front of house. Secretary Joyce Towle: 01335 370827. Belper Pop Quiz Club The Strutt Club, Campbell Street every Sunday, September to April at 8.15pm (entrance through Arkwrights Bar). Friendly pop quiz with music and questions. Join a team or form one of your own. More info Belper Singers Chamber choir of 24 voices, repertoire includes sacred and secular works, mostly unaccompanied. Vacancies for experienced tenors and basses. Rehearsals Wednesdays, 8pm to 10pm, Congregational Church, off Green Lane, Belper, DE56 1DB. or email

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

Little Black Book Dru Yoga Mixed ability class Tuesdays 6 – 7.30pm at Strutts Community Centre, Derby Road, Belper. Contact Kath for info or to book: 07586 298809; Facebook: Kath’s Dru Yoga. Explorer Scout Unit Badger Explorers, Thursdays, Christ Church, Bridge Street, Belper; Bear Explorers, Fridays, Congregational Church, Off Green Lane, Belper; D of E Explorers, 2nd Thursday of each month, Alton Manor Scout Hut, Gregory’s Way, Belper. All for teenagers, male and female, 14 to 18. Leader Paul Maddison 07758236833, 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 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;;

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

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.

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.

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

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.

Mindful Yoga Mondays 6.30-7.30pm Tuesdays 11am – 12 at The Strutts Centre. Gentle yoga for all abilities and ages. Please contact Lynda: 07763778339.

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.

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.

Chatterbox Social group for adults with a learning disability. Crafts, Games, Bingo etc. Refreshments available. Mondays 10am-12 (except bank holidays) at Room 10 at The Strutt Centre Belper. Admission £5, includes drink/biscuits. Info: Debbie 07898984636.

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.

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.

Pilates with Tabitha Thursday 9.30 at Vanessa’s Dance School, Derwent Street. Call 07957387333 for more info.

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.

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.

Community Crafts Card-making classes at Belper Community Hall, Bridge Street, alternate Thursdays 10am to 12noon. £5 per session. Kelly Austin: 01773 763841, or Compassionate Communication Practice Group First Saturday of the month, 10.30am to 12.30pm at the Strutts Centre. Learn how to use Nonviolent Communication (NVC) to enhance relationships & resolve conflicts. Info: Fran Hill 07955 588356 or Creation Station Creative classes for babies/pre-schoolers and parents. Wednesdays at The Strutts Centre, 10:00 – 10:45 (15months to 5 years) and 11:15 – 12:00 (6 months to 14 months). Contact Kay 07875054266. Dalesmen Male Voice Choir of Belper Practice at the old Herbert Strutt School, Strutt’s Centre, Derby Road, Belper, 7.15-9.30pm, Mondays. New members welcome, or just sit and listen. Paul: 01773 748986. Derbyshire Children’s Centre Alder Road, Belper. For a guide to free activities in the area, call 01773 826651 or e-mail for further details.

Pregnancy Yoga Classes at No. 28 The Market Place, Belper. Wednesdays 6.30-8pm. Gentle pregnancy and birth-specific yoga exercises. Experienced pregnancy yoga teacher/NHS midwife Alison Talbot. 07877 970112 Reiki Share Group For Reiki Level 1 or above. Meets first Fri of month at Fleet Arts, Belper. 7pm-9.30pm. New members welcome. Info: Judy 07875 367270. Rotary Club of Belper and Duffield Monday evening 7.30pm at the Lion Hotel, Bridge Street. Info: or Nick Blurton 01773 824607. Rough Truffles Community Choir Singing songs from around the world. Choir is open to everyone, regardless of experience, ability or confidence. No auditions, songs are taught by ear, so no need to read music. Meet upstairs at the Queens Head pub, Chesterfield Road, Belper, every Monday at 8.00pm. All welcome. Details: Royal British Legion (Belper) Club Strutt Street, Belper. Entertainment every Saturday evening from 8.30pm. Also alternate Tuesday evenings from 8.30pm. More info: 01773 822151 Everyone welcome. You don’t have to be ex-military to join.


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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.

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.

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.

Emmanuel Community Church, 32, Chapel Street, Duffield. Church office 01332 841386, email:

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. 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 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. 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 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 Umbrella – Parent/Carer’s Support Group Working to improve the quality of life for disabled children and young adults and their families in Derby City and South Derbyshire. Meet second Thursday in the month, Strutts Building, Derby Rd., Belper DE56 1UU. 10am-12noon. Info: Alisha 01332 785658. Walking for Health Every Wednesday, 10am meet, usually outside Babington Clinic, Babington Hospital (please check prior to walk). 90 minute duration. Detailed schedules & info from Amanda Gowing 01773 523325; Also, Beginner’s Walk every Wednesday 2.15pm, 30 -45 minute duration. Meet at Belper Leisure Centre Reception, John O’Gaunts Way DE56 0DA. Contact Belper Leisure Centre 01773 825285.

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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.

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. 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: Jog Codnor Jog Derbyshire Group. Meets at the Poet & Castle Pub. For all abilities. Tuesdays at 7pm Contact: Ben 07500 600171 Stay & Play At Waingroves Methodist Church, every Wednesday during Term Time, 1.30pm - 3pm. Contact Ruth Beresford: 01773 743345. 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 Guides Kilburn Methodist Hall, every Thursday in term time. 6.30pm-7.30pm. Contact: Claire 07545551890 or Amy 07496167260. 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 & Horsley Over 60’s Club Kilburn Social Club, Chapel Street, Kilburn, alternate Tuesdays 2pm to 4pm. Contact Barbara Watts: 01773 745008. 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 For those who like wine and would like to learn more. Meets 3rd Wednesday each month at Kilburn Village Hall. Info: or contact David: 01159 303712

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Stay ‘n’ Play Kilburn Village Hall, Church Street, Kilburn. Every Thursday 9.15am to 11.15am term time only.

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.

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

Jog Duffield Jog Derbyshire group. Meets at Eyes Meadow. All abilities welcome. Monday 6pm, Tuesday 9.30am and Thursday 6pm. Contact Julie 07934 494121

The Wednesday Club The Denby Village Cricket Club, 1st Wednesday every month 2pm–4pm. Betty Holloway 01332 880726. All welcome. Toddlers Inc. Meets at Denby Bottles Methodist Church, Danesby Crescent, Tues 10am – 12noon, in and out of term time. Contact: 01773 743104. 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; Whist Drive Kilburn Village Hall, Church Street, Kilburn. Fortnightly on Wednesdays 2pm. 01773 741586


1st Duffield Scout Group For boys & girls aged 6 to 14 at Scout HQ, Hall Farm Road, Duffield. Group Scout Leader Alan Hudson: 01332 840377. Adult Ballroom Dance Classes Beginners and improvers at The Ecclesbourne School, Wirksworth Road, Duffield. Thursday 7.30-8.30pm & 8.30-9.30pm term time only. Diane 07935212228 Adult Yoga and Meditation 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. Baha`i Faith Discussion Group Friendly informal meeting for anyone interested in Oneness of Religion. Every 2nd & 4th Monday, 7.30pm, 53 Broadway, Duffield. Details: 01332 841486 Community Lunch Emmanuel Community Church, 32 Chapel Street, Duffield. Every 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 10-11.30am, Duffield Methodist Church, King Street. 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, 3.30 – 5pm 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.

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 – 6pm, 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: Pilates with Tabitha 9.30 Tuesday at Hazelwood Church Hall. Call 07957387333 for more info. Seedlings Toddler Group at Emmanuel Community Church Chapel Street, Duffield Tuesdays 9.30 –11.30am (term time) email: Songs of Praise St Alkmund’s Church Duffield, Parish Hall, 1st Monday every month at 2pm. Service with traditional hymns, short talk, and cream tea. 01332 840536. Sparks St Alkmund’s Church Duffield, Parish Church Hall, every 1st Sunday 10am for Primary School aged children. Songs, stories, games and meet Sparky. 01332 840536. The Duffield Club Private members snooker/social club at 13 Town Street, Duffield. Call Glyn: 01332 842421 Twistin’ Tots Pre-school music for ages 0-5, Duffield Methodist Church, King St, Duffield, Fridays 10-11am, no need to book. Contact Jacqui: 07977 578 359, www.facebook/twistintots 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, 2-4pm at the Sports & Social Club, Shaw Lane, Holbrook. Call Secretary Mrs Hall for more information: 01332 882379. 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. Ladies Night Informal evenings with talks, crafts and social events every 3rd Tuesday 7.45 pm, in Horsley Village Hall Church Street, Horsley. 01332 881025 or 01773 741977


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Horsley Woodhouse

1st Sitwell Scout Group Beavers, Cubs and Scouts, aged 6 to 14. Sitwell Scout HQ off Church Lane, Horsley Woodhouse DE7 6AW. Info: Email: Dance Night Horsley Woodhouse Church Hall, Main Street. Every Monday 7.00pm, Line Dancing with Megan; and at 8.15pm. Eric: 01332 881566 or 07790 863997 Horsley Woodhouse Joggers Meet at the church hall, Horsley Woodhouse 7.00pm Thursdays. £2 per session. Beginners group for new or returning joggers. Contact: Sam Draper 07891 571488. Horsley Woodhouse Pre-School Methodist Church Hall, Main Street. Term Time: Under 3’s Monday & Wednesday 1.00pm to 3.30pm. Over 3’s Monday to Friday 9.15am to 12.15pm. Call 07969 964842 during opening hours. Horsley Woodhouse Royal British Legion Horsley Woodhouse Over 60’s Club meets in the hall, alternate Tuesdays at 2pm. Bingo, dominoes and cards. Outings for members at regular intervals. Subs £8 per year. Come and join our friendly group. Call Don 01332 881379. Orchard Group Dominoes, Scrabble, and Whist at Orchard Community Centre, off Fairfield Road, alternate Tuesdays 2pm. 01332 883240. Sitwell Arms Crown Green Bowling Club New members wanted, all ages welcome. Contact Tony: 07939 004479 or 01332 880858 Tae Kwon-Do Practical Self Defence Horsley Woodhouse Church Hall, Adult & Junior Classes, Tuesday 6.30-8.30pm. Contact Shirley 07779 812468 Walking for Health Every Wednesday, 9.45am meet, 60-90 minute duration. Meets at various points around Horsley Woodhouse. For detailed schedule contact Amanda Gowing 01773 523325 Whist Drive British Legion Hall, Main Street, Horsley Woodhouse, every Friday 7.30pm. Malcolm Parkin 01332 880160.

Little Eaton

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


Amber Valley Tai Chi Chuan The Martial Art of Tai Chi. Kawagishi Dojo (formerly the Riverside Garden Centre). Tuesdays & Thursdays - 6.30-8pm, beginners welcome. Advanced class 8-8.30pm. Phone: 01332 890460; e-mail:; Belper Aiwakai Karate Club Training for all ages and abilities at Kawagishi Dojo, Milford on Tuesdays at 6.30pm-8.30pm. The general club finishes at 7.45pm followed by advanced session running until 8.30pm. Dave Johnson 07954 371945. Karate & Kick Boxing with Ronin Budo 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;; 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.

Morley & Smalley

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.

Morley Book Club Informal meetings every four to six weeks. Details from Beryl Toms: 01332 880107.

Little Eaton Diamonds Football Under-12s. Training Wednesdays 6pm-7pm, matches Sundays. New players welcome. Tim: 07967586849;

Morley WI Morley Hayes, Main Road, Morley, 2nd Tues each month. 7.30pm Contact Mary Harris 01332 780056 or Margaret Giller 01332 883361

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.

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.

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 |

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

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.

Smalley Mothers Union Meets at Stainsby Lodge, Smalley on 2nd Tuesday of the month at 2pm. Contact Jan: 01332 880530.

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

Smalley WI Church Hall, Main Road, Smalley, on third Thursday each month, 7.15pm. Secretary Ann Upton: 01773 715800.

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: Sue Tulloch 01332 832510; Secretary: Jackie Elliott 01332 831517

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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 18 months – 4 year olds. Contact Fliss Goldsmith 07718 487079 or for FREE trial session


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 Academy Crafters Meet at Ripley Academy every other Wednesday from 6.30-8.30pm, £2. Get together with likeminded people and craft! Contact or search ‘Academy Crafters’ on FB.

Aim Excelsum School of Music Band practice on Mondays – 5.30pm – 6.30pm. Unit F, Sitwell Business Centre, Heage Road Ind Est, Ripley, DE5 3GH. Suitable for 6+ years of age and parents, of all abilities. For further details please email: Alphabet Childminding Group Meet at Denby Institute. Childminders wishing to join the group can call Marion on 07952 798808, Claire 07891 956715, Trina 07875 142583. Amber Valley Access Group Contact Keith Boot 07980 591801. Email Amber Valley 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 Movie Makers Marehay Miners Welfare, Derby Road, Ripley, meet alternate Tuesdays 7.45pm from September to June. Geoff Thompson: 01773 748559. . Amber Valley Stroke Group Meet alternate Fridays at St Joseph’s Hall, Butterley Hill, Ripley. Supporting stroke survivors. Call Mary 01773 747813. Amber Valley Talking Newspaper People who have difficulty reading can receive tapes of local news (weekly) and magazines (monthly) free of charge. Info: Ellen Hughes 01773 608954. Amber Valley WASPI Women Against State Pension Inequality. Group meets7pm, every second Thursday at Coffee Shop Sainsbury’s Ripley. or email All welcome. Baby Sensory Multi-award winning baby learning and developmental classes suitable from birth to 13 months. Tuesday’s, 10am and 11.15 at Ripley Leisure Centre. Booking essential: or contact Marie 07989 443734 for details.

Little Black Book Ripley Hospital League of Friends Ripley Hospital, second Thursday of the month at 7.30pm. To raise funds for the health, welfare and comfort of patients and staff. Mrs Phyllis Holmes: 01773 747355 Ripley Ladies Group Meet 1st Tuesday of every month 7.30pm at Field Terrace Community Centre, Ripley. New members very welcome. Contact Gill 01773 744580. Ripley Leisure Centre Badminton Club Meet Thursdays 7.30pm – 10.30pm at Ripley Leisure Centre. Players of a club or local league standard are welcome. Ladies, Mens & Mixed teams. Info: Kay 01332 883622 Ripley Memory Cafe Third Thursday of each month 2-4pm, Field Terrace Community Room, Off Slack Ln., DE5 3HL. (Opp. Co-op) Info: Helen Aldridge 01332 208845 or email Ripley Morris Men Male Cotswold Morris Side, meet every Thursday at Fritchley Church Hall, Fritchley, 8pm to 10pm. New and experienced dancers and musicians welcome. 01773 743560. Ripley Poetry Reading Group Meet at Ripley Library, Grosvenor Road, Ripley, twice monthly, Thursday afternoons, 2pm to 4pm. Janet Dawson 01773 513247. Ripley Professional & Business Women (RPBW) Encouraging women to share ideas and interests. All ages, professional and retired welcome, from Ripley & surrounding areas. 2nd Monday each month, 7.30-9.30pm, Lumb Farm, Derby Road, Marehay DE5 8JN. Contact

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 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.

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 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:

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 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.

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

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 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 Rosie: 01773 743523. 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 Green Garters Ladies North West Morris Dance Team meet every Tuesday at St Joseph’s Church Hall, Butterley Hill, Ripley, 7.30pm to 9.30pm. Dancers and musicians welcome. 01773 743560.

Ripley School of Dancing Ballroom, Latin American & Old Time Classical. 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.

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Bereavement Matters

and, secondly, because we know first-hand just how distressing the effects of a mis-sold plan can be.

There is no doubt that pre-payment plans are having a significant effect on the funeral industry and are helping to reduce the amount of anguish experienced by families when it’s time to say goodbye to their loved ones.

It has become increasingly apparent to us over the years that some companies are paying huge commission sums to third party sellers which are not disclosed to the client and which, as a result, make the amount offered to the funeral director considerably less than the amount paid.

At their best, they ensure that someone’s send-off is paid off in full in advance, so that all their family needs do when the time comes is make the necessary arrangements with their funeral firm without worrying about affordability. However, not all of the plans being sold in this country are anywhere near being at their best, because some of them do not contain enough money to pay for everything, while there are increasing reports of people being harassed into buying them. It is these reports which have prompted the Government to launch an investigation into what is a growing part of our business and look at regulation in the future. This is something that we would welcome, firstly because we know that the plans we have been selling through Perfect Choice for 25 years are secure and transparent

We were asked recently to accept a plan and the amount we were offered was over £1,000 less than the client had paid. We did not accept it, but there is a danger that the funeral director who does accept the plan may not be local to our area and will provide a service well below the standard that the person and their family expect. This is harmful on so many levels, which is why we hope that the Government can tighten up the loopholes so that companies are forced to tell people everything they need to know about their plans – so that there are no nasty surprises for their families further down the line. By Anthony Topley Funeral director, Gillotts Funeral Directors, Abbott Street, Heanor

Community Diary August/September 2018 August: 4th: Evening of Clairvoyance with Rob & Stacy Deakin, Field Terrace, Ripley DE5 3HL (car park at rear of The Pear Tree pub, Derby Road). 6pm, £5.00 on door. Enquiries: 07773 684305. 8th: Derbyshire Embroiderers’ Guild summer outing to Wedgwood Pottery and Museum. £20 for EG Members, £22 non-members incl. coach, entry and tour. Leave Derby Bus Station 9am. Info & tickets: 01332 577669. All most welcome. 15th: Belper Golden Rainbows LGBT Group, guest speaker Chris Clarkson, LGBT Quiz. 1-3pm at The Cottage Project, 16 Chapel St, Belper. Free admission & refreshments. 18th: Breadsall & District Gardening Club 58th annual flower show & plant sale, Breadsall Memorial Hall, Brookside Road, Breadsall. From 2pm, admission 50p. Refreshments, raffle, tombola, plant & produce stall. Awards from 3.30pm then auction of produce/flowers. 21st: Water Fun on Eyes Meadow 12.30 – 2.30pm, organised by Emmanuel Community Church. Slip and slide, water fun, games, ice lollies. Please bring a picnic. Info: September: 1st: Evening of Clairvoyance with Rob & Stacy Deakin, Field Terrace, Ripley DE5 3HL (car park at rear of The Pear Tree pub, Derby Road). 6pm, £5.00 on door. Enquiries: 07773 684305. 8th: Meeting of the Derbyshire Embroiderers’ Guild, St Mary’s Church Hall, Darley Lane, Derby DE1 3AX. 10.30am – 4pm. Morning talk by Nicola Jarvis ‘Fashionable Stitches’; afternoon workshop. (Bring a packed lunch or go into Derby). Visitors most welcome. Info: 01773 835995. 8th: Ship of Fools Comedy Night at No.28 Market Place, Belper DE56 1FZ. 7.30 for 8pm; bring own drinks. Tickets £8 from / 07804 563371. 11th: Plant Hunters’ Fair at Carsington Water, Big Lane, Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 1ST (next to Visitor’s Centre). 10am – 4pm. Free entry (charge to park). Great line-up of 17 specialist nurseries from across the country; see 19th: Belper Golden Rainbows LGBT Group, guest speaker Katherine from Age UK. 1-3pm at The Cottage Project, 16 Chapel St, Belper. Free admission & refreshments. 23rd: ‘Last Night of the Proms’ Concert by Derwent Valley Wind Band, with Ignite UK a cappella chorus, as part of Duffield Arts Festival. 7.45 – 10pm, Ecclesbourne School, Wirksworth Road, Duffield. Tickets: 27th: Belper Freedom Feed ‘Em, community focussed food at No.28 Market Place Belper DE56 1FZ. 3 courses, pay what you want. Cooked by volunteers, proceeds to charity. Vegans/vegetarians/food allergies catered for. Booking essential via Facebook: belperfreedomfeedem. 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 2018 please email it to Deadline is Wednesday 22nd August 2018.

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Index Accountant: Amber Accountancy Accountant: Easy Accounts Ltd Accountant: Yeomans Accountancy Ltd Aerials: Aerial Technology of Ripley 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

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Bathrooms: Arctic Interiors Bathrooms & Showers: Bathtime Heanor Bedrooms: Contour Furnishings Bedrooms: Kitchen & Bedroom Warehouse Blinds: Dragon Blinds of Allestree Builder’s Merchant/Landscaping Products: Browns Building Work: Bennett Construction Building Work: JJN Building Services Building Work: Keystone Developments Building Work: K J Developments Building Work: L B Building Services Building Work: Thorp Developments Building Work: XL Construction 62

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Car Body Repairs & Servicing: B A Kelf Car Body Repairs: ChipsAway Car Body Repairs: Martin Buxton Car Servicing, Repairs, MOTs: 20Ten Garage Services Car Servicing, Repairs, MOTs: Grahame’s Autos Car Servicing, Repairs, MOTs: Little Eaton Garage Car Wash: Tom’s Hand Car Wash & Valeting 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: T Nutt & Sons Children’s Store: Children’s Choice Clearances & Collectables: ACP Clearance & Purchasing Computer Support: Eaton PCs Computer Tuition: Computer Tutor for U Concrete Garden Products: Gem Ornamental Concrete Conservatories, Windows, Doors : Abbey Glass Counselling: Freedom Therapy

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Digital Media: KH Advanced Media Door Maintenance & Repair: Door Maintenance & Repair Doors: Value Doors Driveways: Buffalo Driveways

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Education: Derbyshire County Council Adult Education Education: Private Tuition Services Electrician: Andy Hill Electrician: Lecaw Electrician: McPherson-Davis Electrician: TME Electrical

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Financial Advice: Belper IFS Florist: The Flower Shop Footcare: Amber Feet Fuel: Browns/Signal Fuels Funeral Directors: Gillotts Funeral Services Furniture: Finewood Studios

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Garage Doors: Ockbrook Garage Doors Garden Living: Cabin Master Garden Machinery Service/Sales: 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 Gates, Railings, Handrails: Ornamental Engineering

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Hair: Amber Hair Home & Garden Maintenance: G Wheeldon Home & Garden Maintenance: H & H House & Garden Home Care Specialists: Helping Hands Hotel: Morley Hayes

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Ironing Service: Perfectly Pressed


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

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Kitchens: Arctic Interiors Kitchens: Dream Doors Kitchens: Holtams Kitchens: Kitchen & Bedroom Warehouse Kitchens: Oatenvale Kitchens

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Ladieswear & Accessories: This Boutique Landscaping: Browns Landscaping Services: Langley Landscaping Services Ltd Leisure Centre: Breadsall Priory Leisure Loft Ladders: More than Loft Ladders

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Massage: Equilibrium Menswear: Armstrong’s Mill in De Bradelei Mill

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New Homes: Peveril Homes


Osteopath: Osteopathy Derby Oven Cleaning: Spring Fresh Oven Repairs: Oven Repairs 4U

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Painter & Decorator: Duffield Decorators Ltd Painter & Decorator: Roy Milner Painter & Decorator: Ryan Absalom Painter & Decorator: TCA Painting & Decorating Personal Trainer: Alex Robinson Pest Control: Breadsall Pest Control Pest Control: MW Pest Control Pet Care Services: The Pet Servant Plastering: Claxton Plastering Plastering: McPherson-Davis Plumbing & Heating: ADS Plumbing & Heating: GFS Plumbing & Heating: Ian Foster Plumbing & Heating: LEEVA Plumbing & Heating Plumbing & Heating: Martyn Young Heating & Plumbing Plumbing & Heating: MDA Plumbing & Heating: Richard Fearn Plumbing & Heating: Scott Plumbing & Heating: Verisafe Plumbing & Heating: Woodward Property Maintenance: David Grey Property Maintenance: R & N Property Maintenance Public House: Coach & Horses Public House: Denby Lodge Public House: Marquis of Ormonde Public House: The New Inn

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Restaurant: Brettles Bistro Restaurant: Denby Lodge Restaurant: Horsley Lodge Restaurant: Marquis of Ormonde Restaurant: Morley Hayes Restaurant: The New Inn Restaurant: Praan (The Grand Belper) Restaurant: The Royal Raj Roofing: County McAndrews

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Security: JHC Security Security: Prestige Shopping Village: De Bradelei Social Club: Kilburn Welfare Solicitors: Killingworth & Parrott Solicitors: Shacklocks Solicitors: Smith Partnership

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Taxi: Holbrook Travel Tree Care: Charnwood 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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Vehicle Collection & Recovery Service: Wingerworth Commericials


Window Cleaning: Deluxe Window Cleaning Windows, Doors & Conservatories: Smartglaze Windows, Doors & Conservatories: Trade Windows Windows, Doors & Conservatories: Weatherseal

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To advertise contact Ruth: T: 01332 883140 M: 07545 261034 E:

A local family business since 1981 with 15 branches throughout the Midlands

Tel 0345 2997 955 "Brilliant service! Done quickly and really reasonable pricing!" 18th June 2018

Rated as Excellent with a score of 9.8 out of 10





01332 342005 01773 528882

Call in Branch or Book Online





01773 01773 744646 744646

01332 767778




01159 389006

OPENING HOURS Monday - Friday 8.30am - 5.30pm Saturday 8.30am - 4.00pm

To advertise contact Ruth: T: 01332 883140 M: 07545 261034 E:


FOR ALL YOUR GLASS AND GLAZING REQUIREMENTS PLUS MUCH MORE… • Windows & Doors • Secondary Glazing • Conservatories, Garden Rooms & Orangeries • Glass & Mirrors cut to size • Heat Proof Glass (Log Burners) • Greenhouse Glass • Double Glazed Units • Splashbacks, Shelves & Table Tops made to measure • 24 Hr Emergency Board up Service • Bi-folding Doors

A LOCAL BUSINESS WITH AN EXCELLENT REPUTATION Abbey Glass (Derby) Ltd, Wetherby Road, Off Ascot Drive, Derby DE24 8HL t: 01332 371883

Established 1972

All Things Local - Village Edition - August/September 2018  

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

All Things Local - Village Edition - August/September 2018  

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