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Hello readers and welcome! I can hardly believe where the years have gone … this edition marks the 10th Anniversary of All Things Local. I launched All Things Local back in 2007 with just one magazine (the Village Edition) distributed to 5,000 homes and businesses. Since then, the Village edition has increased to just over 9,000 copies and I have also launched two further editions for Belper and Ripley. In total, this popular little magazine now reaches over 27,000 homes and businesses every two months. I couldn’t have achieved this growth alone and as such, a few acknowledgements are in order … Firstly, I wish to extend my sincere appreciation to my lovely colleagues Ruth Brown and Helen Young. Ruth is well-known to many local businesses as she deals with the advertising side of the magazine. If you’ve been considering advertising in this publication, Ruth would be delighted to hear from you. Helen is a professional copywriter and coordinates the editorials; this includes liaising with advertisers and writing editorials for them to complement their advertising and help to maximise their response. All three of us live in the area and are extremely passionate about what we do. We work alongside two fantastic graphic designers who are busy behind the scenes to ensure that each edition is professionally compiled. Thank you Ali & Mat, we’d be lost without you both. You wouldn’t be reading this magazine if it wasn’t for the amazing team of distributors and distribution coordinators who pace the streets in all weathers to ensure you receive your copy. There are too many to list in this small space; but I thank them all wholeheartedly.

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Winners’ Corner

CONGRATULATIONS Peter Eizens of Kilburn who has won a bottle of Champagne.

Thank you to all the local businesses that have supported us and entrusted us with their advertising budgets. Many have been advertising since day one … which must mean they’re getting a good response! Of course, the response they receive is down to you for continuing to read All Things Local and for choosing to support the businesses that operate on your doorstep. Keep supporting them and you’re supporting your local economy. Before I nip off and pop open a bottle of Champagne, I’d also like to thank newly-opened Nonno’s Pizzeria on Strutt Street in Belper for supplying a 2 course meal for 2 people as this edition’s crossword prize – it’s in its usual spot on page 6.

CONGRATULATIONS T Tomlinson of Holbrook who has won a 2 course Sunday lunch for 2 people at The Coach & Horses, Horsley.

Here’s to the next 10 years! Very best wishes Karyn PS Oops, I’d better not forget to thank my extremely patient and supportive husband Roy and the friends who have encouraged me and helped me over the years. I’m a very lucky lady to share my life with such wonderful people. Karyn Milner, Publisher/Editor E: T: 01332 882882 or 07977 272770 W: Follow us on Twitter @ATLMagazines

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Contents Competitions & Puzzles Prize crossword – Win a 2 course lunch for 2 People at Nonno’s Pizzeria, Strutt Street, Belper 6 Champagne Sudoku 19 Children’s Puzzles 74 Friendship Blooms – FREE FLOWERS! 83 Business & Professional Lifestyle Food, Drink, Entertainment Health, Beauty, Fitness Motors Home & Garden Children & Education Community

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Legal Matters Business & Professional Shacklocks Solicitors

Legal Matters:

In each edition legal advisors from Shacklocks deal with important legal topics. This month Marion Vesey (pictured) invites us to think about making a decision that will benefit Cassandra Worton, a Partner with future generations.


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make theatmost of the tax that enable Our team Shacklocks haverules a particular speciality in preparing of this a charitable cause to arrangements benefit. kind and also of acting as professional trustees enable wishes to be fulfilled and To findtoout more, telephone instructions to on be followed. Shacklocks 01773 822333 or email Cassandra Worton at you are thinking of supporting charities through your Will or during your lifetime with a lump sum, why not talk to us about the different ways in which we can help you benefit those good causes, and how to make the most of the tax rules that enable a charitable cause to benefit. Call us at Shacklocks to talk about how we can help you to help your favourite local causes.

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Money Matters: Births and Deaths of Business So, after years of working for others, you decide the time has come for you to realise a dream and start your own business. This could be as a plumber, setting up a children’s nursery or starting your own graphic design firm for example. You may decide to go it truly alone either as a sole trader or set up a limited company. Or perhaps you may get involved with other likeminded friends or former colleagues in setting up a business and form a partnership. Between you, you feel you can make a real go of a new venture together. The intention at day 1 is something you can grow and shape the way you want your working life to be and it can be incredibly rewarding either financially or just from the knowledge that you created a thriving business to be proud of. Your ‘own baby’ – Masters and Commanders. Whichever way you go, in setting up you should first consider appropriate legal, accounting and financial advice. On many occasions, businesses are set up with no regard to the ‘what if’ scenarios. What if one of the principals falls out with another partner? How would that impact the business? Worse still, what if one of the partners became ill or perhaps died? What would be the contingency for the business and the remaining business owners, employees or family of the deceased? Partnership or Shareholder Agreements established when the business commences can set out the agreement between the parties involved removing or reducing the potential squabbles in the future over these ‘what if’ scenarios. Many businesses fail because of the lack of clarity over the agreements (or no formal agreements at all) regarding who

owns what and the impact of the ‘what if’ scenarios including retirement. The unexpected demise of a partner or key person in the business can be catastrophic to the business, its owners and the family of the deceased. If not established in writing, a business could see its ownership torn apart as family members suddenly inherit shares in a business that they know nothing about. The surviving partners and shareholders may well want to buy out the new shareholders but don’t have the financial resources to buy out the shares or compensate for the value of the key person who may have died or became seriously ill. So, getting advice and appropriate documentation and insurance can help protect the interests of all involved. Clear documented contingency and succession planning can ensure the business feels as little disruption caused by a break up regardless of whether this is due to dispute, illness, death or retirement. An investment in legal and financial advice now could save the business uncertainty and potentially hugely damaging further costs in the future.

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The Better Life Life Cycle When it was time to look into greener modes of transport Anne was already two wheels ahead of me. “These would be good,” she glanced over from the local paper, which would soon find its way into the woodburner. I immediately felt a sense of foreboding, as if a new batch of chickens were already winging their way to us. But no, it was something else. “Pedelecs,” she said. “That’s the way to go.” I couldn’t see why we needed to cross a boating lake, but I was keen to find out why. Pedelecs, she swiftly educated me, are electrically assisted bicycles – perfect for those short to medium journeys that do not merit the car, and which might otherwise tire me out. Even better, these were used bikes – i.e. recycled – so they came with doubly green credentials. Although, why someone would want to recycle an eco-bike was beyond me. As is our way, once we’d been inspired action swiftly followed. All it took was a fair chunk of money and a man with a trailer to deliver the goods, and we were soon the proud owners of a pair of barely used Lafree Giant Twists. Aside from the fact that both bikes look identical (although mine doesn’t have a wicker basket on the front), the Twists soon became a talking point in the village. The downhill journey out is a little like a funfair ride, only with chaffinches and woodpigeons instead of skeletons and ghosts. It’s a different story coming back in, though, and it almost feels like the birds gather in the hedgerows to watch me puffing up the 1 in 4 incline. The neighbours gather too, sometimes, with a now familiar litany of questions. 1. No, the motor doesn’t do all the work for you – only half of it. Less, if you use it on eco mode. 2. Yes, our hill is very steep. That would be why I’m sweating. 3. Yes, the bike is keeping me fit. That’s why my face is red and my legs ache. 4. No, I’d rather not fetch any shopping for you in my dapper and roomy panniers, but thanks for noticing them. For the technically minded, the bike’s NiMH battery has a range of about 20 miles, as long as there aren’t too many hills like ours. I commute by bike now and I’m still surprised by how quickly I can pull away at the lights, to the consternation of other cyclists. Motorists, pedestrians and horses are surprised too, but that’s usually when I meet them at the bend in the lane on the way home. It’s a wonder I haven’t worn my bell out.


Bradley Bradley Wiggins Wiggins I’mI’m not.not.

I only work in town three days a week, so the battery gets a recharge at the same time as my legs, unless we head out for a jaunt. Cycling is an instant time machine. Suddenly I’m 11 again, a bottle filled with squash clipped to the frame, racing along for the joy of it. A child at a crossing recently broke this nostalgic reverie. She stared for a moment and asked, “Mummy, why is that man riding a girl’s bike?” Despite all the bike’s green credentials, my 11-year-old self cringed. Well, until the lights changed anyway. By Derek Thompson

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Days out with Dennis Go by Bus? Why Not?? Now, as much as we all enjoy bus riding for its own sake I feel that being a passenger on a bus in this glorious weather that we are enjoying (we hope) is not using our time as best we might. That being so, this outing is using the bus as a means to an end because our destination today is Chatsworth Park. So, getting there... Trent Barton’s service 6.1 from Belper Bus Station at 10:18 will drop you at Matlock Railway Station (where there are toilets) at 10:55. From the same place, TM Travel’s service 217 collects you at 11:06 and travels up the Derwent Valley.

churches and cafés/tea rooms. A walk on the riverbank down river will take you uphill to the garden centre and yet another café! The choice is yours. Service 217 again at 14:36 from where you left the bus will have you back into Matlock outside Marks & Spencer at 14:58. It takes an interesting route back to Matlock which offers views over the Derwent Valley that I had not seen before. You might be lucky and catch a late running Trent Barton 6.1 but, failing that, from the same stop High Peak Buses’ Transpeak service will collect you at 15:30 and have you back in Belper by 16:00. Note: For passengers without a bus pass, a Derbyshire Wayfarer day ticket covers all the buses except the Transpeak, where an additional fare will have to be paid.

Soon you’re in Chatsworth Park and by just after 11:30 you should be being dropped off at the bus stop at the bottom of the car park. Make a mental note of where you are because this is where you collect the return bus to Matlock. Chatsworth offers many attractions: the house itself, the gardens, up the hill to the café... At this time of the year there is usually transport laid on from outside the house for those who need assistance. A short walk will take you to the village of Edensor (pronounced Enza) or a bit further will take you to Baslow. Both have interesting

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Book Reviews Inspirational Stories: Tales of wartime, refugees and hardships overcome.

religion. After numerous attempts, and nearly being beaten to death, Farida eventually escaped with five other girls. Having been granted asylum in Germany, this is her harrowing tale as told to Andrea C. Hoffmann.

Behold the Dreamers Imbolo Mbue Jende and Neni are firm believers in the American Dream and know they can achieve a better life for themselves and their son. Jende works long hours as a chauffeur for the wealthy Clark Edwards and his family, while Neni does care work and studies to be a pharmacist. Then Jende is told his application for a green card has been rejected. As cracks also start appearing in the Edwards family’s lives, it seems the American dream may not be all Jende and Neni hoped for.

The Nightingale Kristin Hannah Two sisters in France at the start of World War II. One wants to keep her head down, wait for her husband to come home and keep her daughter safe. The other plans to do everything in her power to fight the enemy. Each will end up making her own contribution, resisting the Nazis and saving lives. As much a tale of sisters as it is of war, this is a truly powerful read that will haunt you for days afterwards.

Alone on a Wide Wide Sea Michael Morpurgo Six-year-old Arthur is shipped off to Australia in 1947. He’s put to work on a farm and treated as little more than an unpaid servant. All he has left of his life in England is his lucky key, and memories of the big sister who stayed behind. Years later, Arthur builds a boat for his daughter Allie, to take her back to England and find his sister. A powerful story of what it means to be a family, Alone on a Wide Wide Sea is 10-years-old this year. Why not lose yourself in Arthur’s story this summer?

The Girl with Seven Names Hyeonseo Lee Hyeonseo Lee gives us a glimpse into life in secretive and oppressive North Korea. She was raised in a country where the slightest sign of resistance against the government is punishable by torture or death. At 17, Hyeonseo fled to China, leaving behind her family, and wasn’t able to see them again for 12 years. She is now an advocate for refugees and speaks out about the plight of the people who still live in fear in North Korea. Her TED talk has been viewed 4 million times, by people across the world.

The Girl Who Beat ISIS Farida Khalaf and Andrea C. Hoffmann ISIS kidnapped Farida Khalaf from her Northern Iraqi village in 2014. Beaten, raped and sold as a slave, the teenage Farida refused to bow down to her captors or to convert to their


Goodnight Mister Tom Michelle Magorian This classic tale tells the story of a cantankerous old man who takes in an evacuee in World War II Britain. Tom Oakley is gruff, reclusive and still grieving for the wife and son he lost so many years ago. His ward William has his own demons to battle, including an abusive mother. Together they learn to put the past behind them and trust in each other. When Will is summoned back to London and fails to keep in touch, Tom knows something’s wrong and sets off for the city to bring Will home.

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Counting on Numbers Numbers are everywhere. The dictionary definition of a number is ‘a mathematical object used to count, measure, and label’ but we often attribute numbers with much more than this. Numbers aren’t just useful for counting; they can have personalities of their own. With that said, here are 5 number facts. Why 5? Because 5 is my favourite number, of course. 1. What’s your favourite number? According to research by the Brazilian mathematician and writer, Alex Bellos, the world’s favourite number is 7. He describes it as “unique, the loner, the outsider” and it is considered to be lucky or magical by many people. It occurs often in nature: there are 7 days of the week, you can sail the 7 seas and visit the 7 wonders of the world. 2. Unlucky for some... 13 has long been considered to be an unlucky number. The Savoy Hotel in London doesn’t take any chances with this: if a table is booked for a party of 13 diners, they will set an extra fourteenth place for Kaspar. This is a carved model of a black cat who will ‘dine’ at the table and fend off any bad luck.

I’ve even known people who screenshot their phones when a repeating or sequential pattern occurs with dates and times. Some believe that noticing certain numbers on a regular basis could be messages from angels. 5. It’s all numbers! The philosopher Plato noted that “Numbers are the highest degree of knowledge. It is knowledge itself.” Douglas Adams was particularly aware of this when he revealed that the ultimate answer to life, the universe and everything is 42. So some numbers can be scary – a minus number in your bank account for example. Some can be confusing – especially when doing maths homework. And some can bring great happiness – like the winning numbers in the Lotto. One thing is for sure – we can always count on numbers.

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3. Odd or even? In Eastern cultures, odd numbers are preferred, whereas in Western cultures, even numbers tend to be favoured. In East Asian countries, the word for number 4 is pronounced the same as the word for death. This means that tetraphobia – the fear of the number 4 – is most common in these countries. The fear generated by number superstitions has caused many buildings worldwide to be missing the fourth or thirteenth floor. 4. Numbers can sell Marketing is aware of our feelings about numbers, and the way in which people react emotionally to certain numbers. Products that link to our positive feelings about numbers will be more successful. For example, Levi 501 jeans imply that they are able to go one better than just 500. Customers believe they are getting a little bit more for their money. 4. Number repetition Talking of number repetition, here’s number 4 again! (I hope there aren’t any tetraphobic readers!) There’s nothing more satisfying than glancing at the time and noticing repeated numbers on the clock. Lots of people are aware of certain repeating patterns.

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Pauline Latham OBE It seems so long ago now, but I feel that I cannot begin this article without mentioning the terrible events that took place on Wednesday 22nd March 2017 in Westminster. I was one of hundreds held in the House of Commons Chamber for almost five hours at the time when Parliament went into lockdown, due to the acts of the terrorist who murdered 5 innocent people, and injured a further 50, some critically. My thoughts are with their families at this terrible and difficult time. I was very pleased to host a Jobs Fair on Friday 17th March at the Strutts Community Centre in Belper. It was a great day and almost 500 people visited the event. There were around 50 exhibitors offering a variety of vacancies and feedback from the Fair has been positive and I understand that a number of At Belper’s Jobs Fair in March companies are currently reviewing Belper's Jobs Fair in March CVs from those whoAt attended. I was delighted to welcome Jacci Woodcock from Milford to Westminster in March to host with her the Dying to Work Parliamentary Reception. The Reception was held to highlight her campaign in relation to improving the protection available to employees who are terminally ill. After Jacci was diagnosed with terminal breast cancer, the company she worked for tried to get rid of her for no longer being capable of doing her job, which wasn’t true. Jacci has fought tirelessly to ensure that employees who are terminally ill are protected at work and I would like to urge all companies to sign the ‘Dying to Work’ pledge to offer protection for employees who find themselves in this terrible situation. When faced with the terrible news that your illness is terminal, people need support and normality as well as an income to help them face what must be the most stressful time in their lives. For further information regarding this pledge and the campaign, please visit: At the time of writing this article, the draft Amber Valley Borough Council Local Plan is currently undergoing

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consultation and by the time you read this, things may have moved on significantly. However, I wanted to take this opportunity to express my view in relation to this matter. There is a need nationally for additional housing and Amber Valley Borough Council, like other councils, has had to identify potential areas of land which could be developed for inclusion in its Local Plan. However, I am personally disappointed that areas of greenfield land have been proposed for development in the Local Plan as I feel more appropriate brownfield sites could be used as an alternative. I am fully aware of the impact that these proposed housing developments will have on the existing infrastructure in and around Belper including the road network, schools, doctors and dental surgeries. In addition, there is the potential impact of this development on its World Heritage Status and the fact that these areas of land sit within the buffer zone. I have therefore written to the Rt Hon Karen Bradley, the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport which is the UK Department responsible for the UK’s general compliance with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation’s (UNESCO) World Heritage Convention and for nominating sites. I have also written to the Director of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site. These areas of land also provide a vital wildlife corridor in addition to recreational facilities for many people. I have therefore also written to the Leader of Amber Valley Borough Council outlining my concerns and have asked for preservation orders to be placed on the trees and hedgerows as some of them have been there for many years.

Please note that this article was written before the Prime Minister called the General Election due to take place on 8th June. Pauline Latham is not currently an MP as Parliament has been dissolved until after the General Election.

Mrs Pauline Latham OBE

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Just a Thought... Cutlery Conundrum Language is a wonderful and powerful tool. It struck me today that some parts of language have interesting undertones and meanings. Ok I’ll be honest with you, I’m annoyed. Very annoyed in fact... The bank I have been with for 18 years, and introduced my husband to recently so we could also set up a joint account, has started sending our correspondence to him! Oh, I’m named on there as an afterthought but he is the master of the mail now! 18 years and I’m demoted to my male counterpart for no good reason. I’m alphabetically first as well but that holds no sway! This anger spilled over into dinner time and it was then that I took up my plight to fight for the linguistic rights of the humble fork. Why do we

just accept the term, ‘knife and fork’? Why isn’t it ‘fork and knife’? Alphabetically, fork is first. We also read left to right and in scanning a place setting this way the fork is first. As if you needed more evidence of this obvious discrimination, when eating which implement enters the food first...? Yep, the fork! Is it solely the fact that in many languages fork is a feminine noun and knife is masculine which demotes the pronged device to second in command? I dare say it is the case. So, readers far and wide, I urge you to take up this plight and rearrange your food phrasing – it’s ‘fork and knife’ and let that be an end to it. And I may even change banks just to prove a point!

By Fliss Goldsmith of Belper

Derby Shakespeare Theatre Company Comedy in the Open Air Following their sell-out production of ‘Allo ‘Allo, Derby Shakespeare Theatre Company are set to wow audiences again in another tale of mistaken identity, this time with a production of Shakespeare’s ‘A Comedy of Errors’ in the grounds of Broomfield Hall. “Audiences have loved our performances at Broomfield and the enchanted village setting of this show will play out beautifully on the grassy slope beside the hall,” says director Clare Snape. Welcome to the bustling village of Ephesus, a little fishing community of a time gone by where almost anything can happen. Taking place over the course of a day, the action is non-stop…and a lot can happen in a day! Join them on a journey of discovery as Antipholus of Syracuse and his servant Dromio arrive in Ephesus, where, unbeknownst to them their identical twin brothers have lived for years. The merchant Aegeon relays a tragic story of a shipwreck and a family torn asunder, who despite years of searching are yet to be reunited. Could the events in Ephesus on this extraordinary day lead to a resolution? And, of course, with two sets of twins around, things can get a little confusing! A series of wild mishaps based

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on mistaken identities will lead to wrongful beatings, a seduction, an arrest, theft, madness, and maybe even demonic possession. Joyful, mystical and brilliantly farcical, Shakespeare’s shortest play is an early romantic comedy of confusion and ultimate reunion. With a colourful array of characters, this riot of farce and slapstick is guaranteed to bring a smile to your face. Catch this colourful and entertaining production from 28th-30th July before it heads to the world-famous cliff-top Minack Theatre in Cornwall (14th-18th August 2017). The production is suitable for all ages, and you are encouraged to bring seats and picnics along to the Broomfield Hall shows which take place in the grounds of Broomfield Hall, Morley, DE7 6DN. All tickets are priced at £5 (no concessions) and are available at the gate – places are limited so come early! Performances dates and times are as follows: Friday July 28th – 7.30pm, Saturday July 29th – 2.30pm & 7.30pm, Sunday July 30th – 2.30pm. For updates, follow them on social media: search for derbyshakespeare.

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And Another Thing... Tom Stands Up for the Little Guy The snap of the letterbox heralded the morning post. Filtering out the junk (after retaining the free charity pen), I handed the bills to Sarah who dealt with all unpleasant domestic financial matters. “Tom, will you please pay this parking fine? It’s been going on for nearly a year.” “It’s not a parking fine at all, it’s an invoice for parking on private land. You just ignore them. The only time to worry is if you get a summons from the County Court.” Sarah continued opening the post. My eyes were drawn to a large buff envelope. “What’s that?” Sarah plonked it down in front if me. “It’s a summons from the County Court.” I skimmed the bundle of papers: The plaintiff demands £185 plus costs...21 days to reply. Swallowing nervously, I glanced at my Dearly Beloved who, arms folded, announced “Well, you know best dear.” So, after ignoring all the threatening letters and after scanning the parking fine forums, I was actually being pursued through the courts! “So Tom, what are you going to do about it?” “I’ll tell you what I’m going to do about it – I’m going to fight! I’m going to stand up for the little guy! And please stop rolling your eyes.” Sitting in the waiting room I scanned the seats around me, trying to locate my adversary, but all I could see were sad looking people desperately clinging onto bits of paper. Then a short red-faced man in flowing black robes yelled “Hughes v Parking Plus!? Court Four!” Stomach in knots, I pushed through double doors and entered a vast open court full of light oak-coloured desks. Sat imperiously under a large crest decorated with lions was a thin-faced white-haired man. His desk – not surprisingly – was the biggest. Wearing half-moon glasses, he had the distracted air of someone who knew the law inside and out. Sat opposite me was a spotty boy in an ill-fitting suit who looked about fourteen. I whispered to him, “Listen, are you on work experience?” “No, I represent Parking Plus, I’m here to fight you.” Then the judge spoke. “Mr Hughes, would you like to state


why you don’t think you owe this money?” I rose to my feet and flourishing above my head a tatty old bit of paper, I said with all the gravitas I could muster, “Your Honour, if it pleases the court may I present...exhibit A!” “Mr Hughes, this isn’t a criminal matter, we don’t have exhibits. Just state your case.” Sheepishly, I let my hand fall and mumbled, “On 15th March last year I went to purchase a new pair of shoes, I therefore proceeded in my Mondeo Ghia towards said retail park, whereupon…” Wearily, the Judge raised his hand. “Mr Hughes, fascinating as this is, could you please try to stick to the relevant facts?” As the words on my carefully written statement began dancing before my eyes, I folded up my notes and decided instead to adopt the well-worn legal manoeuvre called winging it. “Well Judge it’s like this; we can’t have these cowboys ripping off the honest motorist. Why don’t we send out a message – we’re here for the little guy!” The judge looked over his half-moons – first at me, then at the spotty boy in the suit who, on cue, parroted a load of legal gobbledygook which meant that I’d probably lost. Half-Moon turned back to me. I rose, cleared my throat, heaved a great big book onto my desk and began reading out loud, “To all men of our kingdom to whom we have granted…” “Mr Hughes – what is that book?” “Your Honour, this mighty tome is the Magna Carta, and by stating my ancient rights as an Englishman, I…” “Judgement for the plaintiff in the sum of £185 plus costs.” “I demand a retrial!” “Good-day, Mr Hughes.” And with that the spotty youth and Half-Moon disappeared. Outside I handed over my debit card to the little red-faced man in the robes. “Mr Hughes, would you care to provide some feedback on your courtroom experience today?” “Yes I would! I (REDACTED)”. By Tom Hughes Follow Tom on Twitter @groomsdaybook

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Travel South Africa – Sani Pass South Africa’s highest range almost defies imagination. Named Drakensberg, or Dragon Mountain, known to the Zulus as Barrier of Spears, it forms the eastern section of the Great Escarpment, a pristine wilderness laced in waterfalls and challenging trails, while on the Sani Pass at 2,874 metres the highest pub in Africa lures day visitors with mulled wine and breathtaking views. But to stand on the ‘roof of Africa’, one must tackle the hair-raising drive up to the pass. Copper-coloured antelopes graze quietly on the slopes while fresh water springs gurgle on the rocks. Baboons plod around, baring their teeth to protect their young. At the Good Hope Centre, taxi drivers call out ‘one more customer, just one more’. Beyond the border post, a no man’s land heads up to the pass and the kingdom of Lesotho on the other side. It’s a mere ribbon of road where four-wheel drives rattle and jerk high above a fast dwindling valley. The track still glows like molten gold in places, more tortuous as you climb, littered with rocks and stones and lined with warning signs. Towering boulders send shivers down your spine but there’s nowhere to stop. One last three point turn and you are there, having gained over 1,300 metres in altitude, fighting for breath in the thin air and almost blown away by ferocious winds and vertiginous views. It’s like the Grand Canyon say the rangers, but everyone heads straight to the Sani Top chalet, teetering all forlorn on the very edge of the escarpment. In this rustic lodge, old letters and photographs mingle with car adverts, shot on the spot but no one knows how, and there are board games to while away the time, carvings, wall hangings and beads to bargain for, and skis and boots lined up on a rack, just in case. Locals talk of dragons, bush men, rock art and over 2,000 species of plants and 300 of birds. Visitors

can stay the night in a luxury African hut or share basic facilities while listening to frightening tales from seasoned backpackers. There’s plenty of Maluti beer to liven up the evening but, above the bar, a sign reminds one and all that ‘It’s tough at the top’. Winters are for skiing, summers for trekking across vast open spaces, perhaps climbing Thabana Ntlenyana, the highest peak at 3,482 metres, or hiking to Tugela, the world’s second highest waterfall with a total drop of 947 metres. But most visitors just drive up for a taste of adventure and a hearty reward of steaming home-made soup and mountain trout. The view from the window is fantastic but out on the heath there are wild carnations and black-faced orchids and lesser kestrels swooping down on invisible prey. Far below, slopes roll down to the valley floor, a soft velvety carpet in shades of purple, pink and gold. Sometimes a few day-trippers venture into Lesotho, just minutes away, to sit by the fire in a village hut, drink sorghum beer from a communal mug and make friends with Angora goats and children smothered up in blankets. It feels like another planet, bitingly cold, but the highest pub in Africa soon calls you back while at the foot of the mighty Drakensberg, a heavenly valley glows in the late afternoon sun, sprinkled with pink feathery blossom and yellow-wood trees. By Solange Hando

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Camembert and Red Pepper Tarts A really quick and easy snack, starter or light supper dish made with just five ingredients. Makes: 4 Ready in: 45 minutes Ingredients: 2 large red peppers, deseeded and cut into strips 1 tbsp olive oil 250g puff pastry 150g Camembert cheese, thinly sliced 150g bag rocket and watercress salad Method: Preheat the oven to 220C, 200C Fan, Gas Mark 7. Place the pepper strips in a shallow roasting tin. Drizzle over the olive oil and roast for 15 minutes until just tender. Leave to cool. Roll the pastry out on a lightly floured surface to a rough square shape the thickness of a pound coin. Trim with a sharp knife to make a 26cm square. Cut into 4 x 13cm squares. Place the squares of pastry on a baking sheet lined with baking paper.

With the tip of the knife, score a border in each pastry square about 1cm in from the outer edge. Top each pastry square with some of the roasted pepper strips and cheese slices. Bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes until the pastry is risen and golden and the cheese has melted. Serve warm with the salad leaves.

Add extra flavour by spreading a thin layer of pesto sauce or tomato chutney in the pastry square before topping with the pepper and cheese.


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The Loft is located in the historic market town of Belper, towards the top of the main high street, King Street. Using fresh local ingredients, Craig and his team create seasonal changing menus using a mix of traditional and modern techniques.

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Beer Beers of the Month: June All the talk of ‘craft’ brewing you hear these days has prompted some deep historical reflections in your correspondent, who has been of drinking age almost (but not quite) since Britain’s – and actually, the world’s – microbrewing revolution started in Selby, North Yorkshire, in 1972. In the UK, the microbrewers’ common intent was to revive traditional cask-conditioned ale in the face of cold, fizzy, over-processed and underpowered keg versions. But in the US, where many of the pre-Prohibition brewers had been second or third generation German immigrants, it was a tradition of tasty and authentic lagers that had been overwhelmed by mass-produced imitations. Two of the earliest US microbrewers were the Boston Beer Company, founded in 1984, and the Brooklyn Brewery, founded in 1987. Their stories are fascinating in their own right, but from our point of view what’s important is that their main products are both lagers based on recipes stretching back beyond Prohibition – attempts, in short, to recreate authentic American beers. What they have in common is that they are much richer and more aromatic than your everyday British-brewed version of European pilsner. Samuel Adams Lager from the Boston Beer Company at 4.8% abv is dark for a lager; almost coppery, in fact, perhaps betraying the use of some darker malts. It has been brewed under licence by Shepherd Neame of Faversham, Kent, since 2012, but it seems to have lost none of its original character. The nose is powerfully spicy, with hints of grass and pineapple all but overwhelmed by the peppery tang of the Tettnang hop. The palate is rich and robust for a lager, with yet more peppery spice; the finish is fresh, minerally, and not at all bitter. Brooklyn Lager at 5.2% advertises itself as a Vienna (i.e. slightly richer than a Pilsner). The aroma here is just as powerful, but more floral than spicy and with a sweet maltiness reminiscent of fruit cake. The palate is subtle and zesty and much


lighter-bodied than Sam Adams; the finish is mild, sweetish, and well-rounded.

Beers of the Month: July It would be unthinkable not to raise a glass of an American beer on our Transatlantic chums’ Independence Day, so let’s mark 4th July with an oddity from San Francisco. Anchor Steam, a 4.8% amber beer, has been brewed on and off at various locations in San Francisco since 1871, when it was first produced by a German-born bar-owner named Gottlieb Brekle. Clearly – and like literally hundreds of migrant German brewers in the American Midwest – Brekle intended to brew something like the lagers of his homeland, but without the right ingredients or any means of refrigeration. He ended up using lager yeast but ale malts, the floweriest local hops available and, instead of a properly chilled fermenter, a big shallow open affair up on the brewery roof. Well, mongrels make the cutest pups and Anchor Steam, although definitely a hybrid, isn’t half bad. The nose is malty and grassy and a bit spirity, too; the mouth feel is creamy and viscous, with an earthy flavour underlying a sharp aggressive citrus tang. The finish is bitter, dry, and for an American beer, very long. So: not a bit like Bud. Our second beer for July couldn’t be more English. Thwaites’s Wainwright Golden Ale was first brewed as a seasonal special for summer 2007 and commemorated the famous fellwalker and author Alfred Wainwright who, like Thwaites itself, was a native of Blackburn in Lancashire. It was such a success, and with good reason, that the brewery kept it on as a regular. It’s been brewed by Banks’s in Wolverhampton since Thwaites decided to scale back its brewing operations a couple of years ago, but it’s none the worse for that. A quaffable 4.1% alcohol, it’s a very pale lemon yellow, with a soft nose of lemon jelly and hints of apple overlying a biscuit malt base. The palate is much sharper and hoppier but also has more depth; the finish returns to a rich but dry maltiness. By Ted Bruning

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A set full of classics including, You Really Got Me, High Heeled Sneakers, Louie Louie, Keep On Running, My Generation, Poison Ivy, Stepping Stone, For Your Love… and more. Covering bands like The Sonics, The Yardbirds, The Kinks, The Small faces, The Who, The Animals, to name but a few.

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reAdy STeAdy 60S If you like your music ‘fab, groovy and gear’ then you have come to the right place – From Merseybeat to Carnaby Street – Ready Steady 60s ‘beat combo’ bring the sound of the Sixties totally live at the Marquis of Ormonde!

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* thanks to the top quality Derbyshire beef supplied exclusively from our local award winning butcher C.N. Wright of Codnor

NOW OPEN! Serving original Italian pizzas from our fantastic newly built pizza oven. Join us in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere for a large selection of homemade delicious pizzas. We also serve a variety of other homemade dishes. Gluten free options available. Our bar and seating area makes a perfect venue to meet with friends before you eat. You are of course welcome to just have a drink. Contact us for private day functions such as funerals or special occasions.

Booking is not essential but advised during busy periods. Food Served: Monday to Thursday 5.30pm – 9.30pm Friday & Saturday 5pm – 10pm Sunday closed 17 Strutt Street, Belper DE56 1UN Tel 01773 821848 NonnosPizzeriaBelper

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Derbyshire Walking: Ripley Walk Type: Undulating countryside Distance: 5 miles (8 km) Time: Allow 3 hours Waymarking: Routeway 8 OS Map: Explorer 269 (1:25.000) Chesterfield and Alfreton Explorer 259 (1:25.000) Derby Start: Ripley Market Place (Grid Ref. SK398 505)

Ripley is an old market town, with a rich industrial heritage. Most famously, the Butterley Company who built St. Pancras in London and more recently the Falkirk Wheel, the world’s first rotating boat lift.

2. After passing under the bridge, turn right and go through the gate. Street Lane forms part of Ryknild Street, a Roman Road that linked Derventio (now part of Derby) to Templeborough (Sheffield). Look behind you to see the remains of the 18th century iron foundries adjacent to the A38. Keep to the hedge on your right and go over the footbridge. Keep to the hedge-line on your right until you come to a squeeze stile. 3. Go through the squeeze stile and head up the hill keeping to the right edge of the field, ignoring the gap in the hedge. At the gate, go through and over the stile and head up the field to the squeeze stile, with the hedge on your left. Once through the squeeze stile turn right and then go through the farm gate onto the main road. Cross the road (beware of traffic) then turn left. Take the footpath to the left of Yew Tree Cottage Farm. Follow the tarmac track leading to Field Farm. Continue along the track past the farm, and at the metal gate take the stile on the right. Continue down the hill over three fields. This footpath follows the former route of Ryknild Street.

The Route 1. Walk down Shirley Road which leads onto School Lane. Follow the path by Crossley Park until you reach the junction. Follow Derwent Road to the junction. Turn left and then at the next junction turn left on to Kenilworth Road. Cross the road and continue left along the road, until you reach the Sir Barnes Wallis pub. Take the track leading down the right-hand side of the pub. Continue through the gate. Just past the last brick house (Sandham Farm) turn left to go through the kissing gate. Continue along the path (at times a little uneven) keeping the stream on your left. Go straight on over the stile with the large field maple tree next to it. At the next stile head diagonally left up the hill to the gate with a stile. Go over the stile and head straight across the middle of the field to another stile in the hedge. Go over that one and straight across the next field to the stile. Cross Street Lane (beware of traffic) and turn left, then shortly right down the track towards Morley Park Farm.


4. At the farm track, turn right. Turn left and head down the hill, keeping the hedge on your right for about 20 yards (18 m) and cross the hidden stile through the trees. Bear left and follow the field boundary downhill to a stile. Head straight across the middle of the next field, cross the stile and once again pick up the hedge on your left.

5. Turn left through a wicket gate and head towards buildings. Pass to the left of the house through a copse. Take the stile on the right in the hedge to enter a

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Health, Beauty & Fitness lawned garden. Cross the garden onto the driveway. Follow the driveway to the road, emerging near the former Gate Inn (Cromford Canal is on your left). At the road, turn left and walk for approximately 200 yards. Cross the road and take the footpath, which leads you on a tarmac path that runs through the middle of a field, still following Ryknild Street. 6. Cross the main road (beware of very fast traffic). Turn right and then left before the bus stop to the footpath sign. Follow the path which runs between the two hedges. Continue through the gate and along the track all the way to Fields Farm. After the farm, go over the stile to take the path on your right. (If you continue straight on along the track you will come into Pentrich village.) Pentrich is a delightful village well worth a visit. Historically it is important as the scene of the Pentrich Revolution in 1817. The uprising was led by Jeremiah Brandreth and was part of a much wider unrest. The rebels were caught and 3 men were sentenced to death for high treason. Many others were transported. 7. Travel down the field keeping to the hedge on your right. Go over the stile in the hedge and turn left to follow the surfaced track all the way until you reach a stone gate post in the middle of the track. Take the left fork which runs along the edge of a fenced quarry. Once over the stream, turn left taking the higher of the two paths.

cotton were the main goods carried on this canal which opened in 1794. 8. Follow the path all the way to the road (beware of traffic). Turn right to go under the bridge and continue along the road to come into Hammersmith. Just after passing under the next bridge, turn right to take the tarmac path. This leads you under the old railway bridge. Shortly after the railway bridge the tarmac path bends to the right. Do not go to the right but take the path straight ahead. This leads to the Sir Barnes Wallis Recreation Area. Sir Barnes Wallis was born in Butterley. He is most famous for his invention of the bouncing bomb which breached German dams in the Ruhr Valley in 1943. Take time to look at the superb views. On a clear day, Crich stand is visible in the distance. The monument is dedicated to the members of the Worcestershire and Sherwood Forester Regiment who gave their lives in the two World Wars. 9. Continue up the field and then keep to the left of the hedge to come up the left side of the children’s playing area. Continue up the hill passing the seating area. At Moseley Street turn right. This leads you up the hill to Ripley Market Place, where the Town Hall is located. Walk supplied by Amber Valley Borough Council and Groundwork Creswell, Ashfield and Mansfield, as part of their ‘Routeways’ series of walks:

Cromford Canal is down on your right. Cromford Canal was built by William Jessop and Benjamin Outram and ran from Cromford to Langley Mill. Limestone, coal and

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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Prestige Prestige is located on the Market Place in the heart of Belper, with convenient free parking opposite. The salon has been established in the local area for over 20 years and throughout that time their aim has always been to meet and exceed clients’ expectations, offering the highest standards of hygiene and service at all times. Prestige offers a full range of advanced beauty treatments, holistic therapies, designer nail treatments, anti-ageing facial treatments and clinics, St Tropez tanning and a tanning cab. The LPG Lipomassage Endermologie machine offers treatments for draining fluid retention, inch loss, toning and firming. The latest French protocol has been launched at the salon offering the perfect body treatment. The very latest IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) treatment offers permanent hair removal, treats thread veins, pigmentation, age spots, rosacea, acne scarring and promotes skin rejuvenation. In addition to this range of beauty treatments and therapies, Prestige also has a hair studio, which prides itself on the latest cutting and colouring techniques and advanced hair care products. All of the colouring services are carried out after skin testing and thorough consultation, offering clients

treatment without compromising the condition of the hair structure, giving stunning results. Whether you are in need of an essential treatment, a quick fix, or one of their half or full day packages, Prestige’s fully trained and experienced therapists are Owner, Sue and the team at Prestige committed to fulfilling your needs. An extensive range of retail products, gifts and gift cards are also available for that perfect treat for a friend or loved one – or even for yourself! For convenience, the salon also offers late night opening. Call in to Prestige, 8 Market Place, Belper, call 01773 820000, or visit for further information or appointments.

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niSkin clinic offers anti-ageing treatments to men and woman over the age of 18. Treatments are delivered by a qualified advanced nurse practitioner with 26 years’ experience in medicine and qualified to Masters Level. Consultations are free with a focus on what is important to the client and their unique features and concerns. Treatments offered: • • • • • • • • • •

Muscle Relaxation / Brow lift Fillers – naso labial folds, smokers lines etc. Lip Enhancement Cheek Enhancement Tear Troughs 8 Point Face Lift / Liquid Face Lift Skin Needling / Derma roller Medical Grade Skin Peels Anti-ageing skincare solutions Managing Acne, Rosacea and Hyperpigmentation • ZO and Neostrata Skin Care Consultant • Carboxytherapy Direct Debit options available with zero % interest rates. Private Portal on website for each client where treatment plans and photos are available for an individualised approach and evidence based outcomes.

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Moorwood Moor Angling Club

An Account of a Day’s Fishing...

“I awoke early on this lovely spring day. The sky was a beautiful blue and the sun was shining so I decided to spend the day fishing. I had recently joined Moorwood Moor Angling Club, South Wingfield. I was impressed with how the club was run as it catered especially for the pleasure angler with no matches and no specimen anglers fishing for big carp. After a short journey down Inns Lane I arrived at the club’s car park and took the short walk down to the two ponds; choosing to fish the top pond. The fishing pegs were well kept with beautiful water lilies and water iris as features. The club is run by Kath and John Nicklin. They also have an official bailiff, Brian Brooks. Kath and John started the club several years ago and, with the help of grants from Derbyshire County Council and Ripley Town Council to develop the club, they earned the Derbyshire County Council Excellence in the Community Award 2012. Kath and John have also coached about 50 children over the years.

I set up and decided today to fish on the float as several fish were topping near the surface. I started off on a small piece of luncheon meat and, after several bites, was into a nice golden rudd of about half a pound... followed by roach rudd and then a bonus carp around 4lb that was in excellent condition and put up a real good fight!

Kath and John Nicklin

Kath and John Nicklin

I was joined by Brian the Bailiff who, after checking my club card and rule book, went on to give me some sound advice about fishing the ponds, especially his favourite method: floating bread. Kath and John joined us later and Kath informed me that there were two perch weighing in at 3lb. Kath usually fishes the margins on a short whip and has had some good catches even in the shallow water. I finished the day with a good catch of roach, rudd, golden rudd, perch, chub and carp around 5/6lb. It was well worth the £30 membership fee!” Membership is £30 (£28 for concessions /£15 for juniors). There are no day tickets or membership cards sold on the bank but members can obtain a guest ticket from Kath for £5. For membership details contact Kath or John on 01773 746486 or 07400 543746.

Footnotes: Is the sun shining yet? As we all know it has been a long and miserable winter and our poor feet have been encased in shoes and boots for a very long time, deprived of air and sunlight for several months. Clearly, they may not be in the best condition and may well be in need of a bit of extra maintenance. Hard skin may have developed more than ever and our old enemy, the fungal infection, has had the perfect conditions for attack. All of these problems can be helped with the correct treatment, as I’m sure you all realise by now, however there is one problem which we really must try to avoid as it is very painful. I am, of course, talking about sunburn. I can’t stress enough how delicate the skin on your toes and feet is after having lived in the dark for all those winter months. It is absolutely vital that you protect any exposed skin from the sun’s rays and our feet are no exception, so please don’t neglect them or you will certainly regret it. Of course, if the last few summers are anything to go by, you may be more at risk of developing webbed feet. I am, after all, not a weather forecaster!

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Motoring Kia Picanto You may think the Kia Picanto is the car most likely to be driven by your granny, and you’d be right. But Kia wants to ditch this image and target a younger age group with their spiced up city car. The refreshed model teams sporty looks with a more focused driving style to woo young professionals to part with their cash. But are the tweaks enough? Looks and image

Kia has worked hard to liven things up, with an extended ‘tiger nose’ grille, smart LED driving lights and a large front air intake. Double wheel arches add flair, there’s a ‘shark’ antenna and the GT-Line specification includes sporty red trim and a twin-tipped exhaust.

61.4mpg. Manual and automatic options are available across the range.

Behind the wheel

The Picanto will divide opinion. Older buyers looking for a comfortable ride will notice the improved suspension. However, the sprightly engines, quicker turn in and faster steering may make them feel too hurried behind the wheel – exactly what Kia is hoping younger buyers will appreciate.

Space and practicality

The Picanto is Kia’s second best-selling model in the UK after the Sportage and is predominantly bought as a second car by more mature buyers. Kia thinks the new technology – like wireless charging for your mobile, parking camera and Apple CarPlay – will tempt younger, first time car buyers. Overall there’s a noticeable improvement in both ride and handling, largely thanks to reduced weight and a stiffer body, but whether that’s suitable for you will depend on your driving style.

Value for money

Kia has created a little more cabin space over its predecessor by increasing the wheelbase and reducing the front overhang, but rear legroom is still limited. Up front you’ll sit shoulder to shoulder with your passenger, but there’s ample leg room and the driving position is comfortable. Autonomous emergency braking – which warns, then stops you, if it senses a crash – as well as a smart torque vectoring system that improves handling by braking individual wheels are also available.

What’s under the bonnet?

Three engine options are offered: a 1.0-litre, 67bhp, 89g/km, three-cylinder; a 1.2-litre, 84bhp, 104g/km four-cylinder; and a 1.0-litre turbo charged, 100bhp version of the three cylinder. We couldn’t try the latter but both the 1.0-litre and 1.2-litre are punchy and more than adequately powered. Our pick is the 1.2-litre, which hits 60mph in 12 seconds, tops out at 107mph and returns


At the time of the test there were few details as to what options will feature on UK models. Kia UK will follow the conventional Kia strategy of one, two, and three levels of specification and the GT-Line, driven here, will slot between two and three. In the GT-Line model we tried at the Spanish launch, a seven-inch media screen, wireless charging for mobiles, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay all featured, along with a heated steering wheel and seats, climate control and electric windows and mirrors.


Kia has sharpened up the looks and driving dynamics of the third generation Picanto. In titanium silver or shiny red it looks striking, and will likely attract younger buyers who demand cool technology. However, these tweaks may put off the stalwart Picanto buyer. Kia is confident though, and is promising ‘modest price rises’ over the current range. The entry level model will be no more than £9,000 and the top of the range no more than £14,000. That said, they’ve meddled with a well-known formula and that brings risk – only time will tell if the gamble will pay off. By James Baggott

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Thorp Developments Ltd Whether you want to embark on a large-scale renovation or extension project or you’ve got small home improvement tasks that need doing, there’s a reliable local company you can call to look after all aspects of building and maintenance projects – no matter how big or small. Thorp Developments was set up by husband and wife team Adam and Jessica Thorp last year. “It was important to us that the business used our surname, as we’re always happy to put our name to any work we do!” Adam has spent over 15 years in the building trade, while Jessica has vast customer service experience and together with Steve, Adam’s right-hand man, and other team members they can look after every aspect of customers’ development projects. “Some companies get bigger and bigger and lose interest in the smaller jobs” explains Jessica, “but from the outset we wanted Thorp Developments to be different. While we can easily manage large scale developments – such as new builds or the two wrap-around extensions we’re currently finishing – we can also help customers who just want some new skirting boards fitting, or an internal wall or door moving.” For smaller ‘odd jobs’ Adam’s brother, who is an experienced handyman, joins the team. “It’s important to us that customers know they can pick up the phone or drop us a text about anything – we’re happy to help.”


Thorp Developments is quickly gaining a great reputation locally, with a lot of business coming through recommendation from happy customers. “We officially started in September 2016 and we’re already booking work in for next year! It’s been a great start. We’ve completed many projects including extensions, landscaping jobs, interior modifications and complete bathroom renovations.” No matter what the project, Thorp Developments will arrange and coordinate every aspect including any necessary plumbing and electrical work, and they’re happy to work in whatever way suits customers, for example some people like to source their own materials while others prefer everything to be supplied: “It’s your house, so just tell us what you’d like doing and we’ll do it!” If you have a home improvement or development project you’d like to discuss, of any size or scale, call Jessica or Adam on 07753 337567 / 07753 351613 or email For more information visit


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Property Matters Bringing an Idea to Life...

‘as existing’ survey drawing. In close dialogue with the homeowner to establish exactly what they wanted and needed from the new space (which may be different!) we went on to designing the extension.

If you’re considering alterations to your home or an extension, it may be helpful to understand how the process works and exactly what role your architect plays in bringing your idea to fruition.

Following agreement on the plans, we submitted a planning application during which time we liaised with the planning officer to slightly amend the design so an approval was gained. After securing planning approval we moved on to the working drawings – the more technical ones – in order to secure building regulations approval.

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For this scheme we then prepared tender documents and sent the project out for competitive tender prices. Three prices were obtained and one of the contractors was chosen by the homeowner for the work. On this occasion our involvement wasn’t required much on site, although we were there to answer the or simply to extend kitchen. occasional query from the the contractor orYou client. can usually squeeze in a


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Homes & Gardens Commonly known as the angel’s trumpet, these plants produce large elegant trumpet-shaped flowers with a wonderful perfume. Think too of plants with a relaxing feel to them, such as the grass Chasmanthium latifolium which grows to a height of about 45 cm and carries its flattened seed heads above the leaves. They move about delicately in the breeze and are almost impossible not to stroke. Artemisia abrotanum has soft grey-green leaves that will make you want to touch it, which releases a lovely aroma.

Gardening Outdoor Relaxation When you get back from a hard day’s work, or when you simply find the time to escape into the garden after a stressful day, then it is essential that you are met by a soothing environment. So, concentrate on a truly relaxing feel that will help you to unwind as you enjoy soft shades and textures of foliage, delicate flower colours and fabulous perfumes. Plants have an amazing ability to calm and soothe even the most wound up, stressed out mood, but what should you grow if you really want to create that perfect place to relax? Start by considering a fairly gentle perfume, like that produced by many roses. One of my favourites is ‘Felicia’. For something slightly richer try ‘Tuscany Superb’. If you have an arch, arbour, pergola or even a spare bit of fence then train a honeysuckle over it. Its delicately coloured flowers and fabulous perfume will cheer you up and you can even enjoy it in the early evening. A sowing of night-scented stock will produce plants that are perfect for early evening relaxation, as this is when the flowers open and produce wafts of really sweet scent. If you have space for a good-sized container plant, then grow your own Datura or Brugmansia.

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The perfume of lavender is often used in aromatherapy because of its calming, soothing properties, so grow this in a sunny spot with free-draining soil, perhaps to edge a border. It not only has lovely, slightly furry or felt-like foliage but also produces that heavenly smell. Grasses and bamboos work well too; the rustling sound of bamboo foliage as the stems sway gently is one of the most relaxing sounds I know, and for smaller spaces many of the grasses form wonderfully rounded and quite irresistible clumps of foliage. When it comes to choosing flowers, if you want to relax then concentrate on cream, white and, of course, the pastel shades. Green is known to be a relaxing colour too, so include plenty of plants with good foliage, and, in shady areas, a miniature grotto-like patch planted up with ferns is wonderful. And finally, before you rush off to the garden centre to buy some of these truly magical ingredients, just a reminder that water in a garden always helps to relax you. Whether it’s a small pond or perhaps a bubble fountain, position it where you can hear that sound of moving water or enjoy watching the wildlife as it comes to feed and drink – and before you know it you will find that you want to move the whole of your life into your garden. By Pippa Greenwood Visit Pippa’s website for a really useful selection of favourite gardening items including growing frames, SpeedHoes, SpeedWeeders, raised bed kits, Nemaslug and other nematode controls and copper tape, pull-out EasyTunnels, signed books and lots more besides.

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Short Story Lost and Found “A gentleman’s come in with a lost and found card for the window.” Carly was new to the job at the village newsagent, and felt as though she was constantly interrupting poor Frances with questions. “What should I say to him?” “Is he wearing a flat cap covered in badges?” Frances looked up from a pile of invoices. “Yes,” Carly said. “It keeps slipping over his eyes.”

found things were strange. He’d found a cherry tree in full bloom in February, a double rainbow over the moor and the song of a thrush at midnight. Who could possibly have lost these things she wondered.

“That’s Mr Pemrose.” Frances took off her glasses and pushed back her chair. “I’ll be right there.”

Finally, she found a fading card about a field of candyfloss.

The gentleman in question stood at the counter holding a crisp white postcard. He smiled at the sight of Frances.

“Would you like the old card back?” she asked, slipping the new card into the vacant slot.

“I’m intrigued to hear what you’ve found this week, Mr Pemrose,” she said warmly. “I’m glad you asked,” he winked. “I found a cloud of starlings over Kirk’s Farm that looked, for a moment, like the ribbon on a birthday present.” “How wonderful,” Frances said taking the card from him. “Carly would you mind putting this in the window so that passers-by can see it?” Greatly puzzled, Carly took the neatly written card, and squeezed herself between the crisp boxes and the window to reach the lost and found display. “I’m afraid there are no spaces left. Are there any old cards that could be taken down?” “I’m sure there’s a few,” Frances said. “What do you think Mr Pemrose, shall we make some space?” “Oh yes.” The man chuckled as the hat again slipped over his eyes. “Maybe the one about the full moon that rolled up Copper Hill can go?” “Perhaps,” Frances said, “but has that snowy field you found that looked like candyfloss now been returned to its rightful owner?” “I’m sure someone must have claimed it by now,” Mr Pemrose said, turning cheerfully to Carly. “Can you find it, dear?” Carly pulled each card out of its slot and read the descriptions. There were lost cats and bus passes, found cats and bus passes, and every now and then she recognised Mr Pemrose’s neat handwriting. These


“You keep it,” he said, adjusting his hat while opening the door. With a ring of its bell he left. Carly dusted down her jeans. “Well I don’t know what he’s found,” she said, “but I strongly suspect he’s lost his marbles.” “Mr Pemrose is perfectly sane,” Frances laughed. “But why does he do it?” Carly asked. “No one has lost a flock of starlings, because they don’t belong to anyone, so how can he say that he’s found one?” “Because a year ago Mr Pemrose saw a card posted in our window which said ‘LOST – MY SENSE OF WONDER’,” Frances said. “Ever since then he’s been trying to reunite them with it.” “Weren’t you concerned for the person who posted it?” Carly worried. “Oh, no,” Frances laughed, “the card didn’t originally say that; condensation had made the ink run.” “So what did it really say?” Carly asked. “I can’t remember,” Frances frowned. “A lost umbrella maybe; nothing to lose any sleep over.” “Does Mr Pemrose know?” Carly asked. “If he does it hasn’t stopped him,” Frances smiled. “Besides, everyone likes to read his cards. We all mislay our sense of wonder occasionally.” By Jackie Brewster

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The Diary of a Local Mum Small Victories There are many occasions as a parent when you feel like you’ve got it all wrong. Times when you tell yourself could have done better. We’re constantly appraising our parenting performance, assessing ourselves against others or unrealistic ‘ideal’ role models. When we don’t measure up to these ‘ideals’ (and let’s face it, it’s a ‘when’ not an ‘if’, because who does?!?) we give ourselves a hard time. We feel like we’re failing, letting our kids down, and generally underperforming at this whole parenting lark. Well, no more. Let’s make a concerted effort to stop berating ourselves for our apparent failures and start patting ourselves on the back for everything we do well, get right, or even just don’t mess up. Let’s celebrate the victories, no matter how small. I’ll kick this off with a recent victory of my own. After the latest school holiday, my son went back to school on Monday not only in clean, ironed school uniform with the correct PE kit packed and ready to go (a victory in itself), but ... wait for it ... he was wearing his ‘Monday’ socks! I felt like Super Mum! I have always avoided buying socks featuring the days of the week purely because of the unnecessary stress this creates in our already busy lives. Making sure everyone has clean, matching socks can be difficult enough but adding ‘you have to wear a certain pair on a certain day’? Pah, no thanks. However, I was duped into purchasing these due to some obstructive packaging which fooled me into thinking I was buying him seven identical pairs of black socks (my ideal for a laundry situation). Anyway, I digress. I know it shouldn’t bother me, but unfortunately the pedant in me just can’t let him wear the wrong socks on the wrong day of the week (he, conversely, would happily sport one Wednesday and one Thursday sock on a Friday).

So, I’ve chalked up the back to school Monday sock situation as a victory and it gave me a warm glow. Sad, I know. On another occasion I managed two fairly passable French plaits in my daughter’s hair (I’m not a natural hairstylist) which withstood the rigours of a gymnastics competition and, with the aid of copious amounts of gel and hairspray, stayed in all day. While she beamed from ear to ear after a victory in the competition I was quietly celebrating my own parenting/hairstyling victory. I say quietly; I was so thrilled with my ‘performance’ that I almost gatecrashed the podium! Obviously there are other things I’ve managed to do right (I’m sure there are ... give me a minute ...) but I, like many others, tend to spend more time dwelling on the things I wish I’d done better. Instead of putting undue pressure on ourselves trying to be some idealistic fantasy parent with an organised diary, empty washing basket, healthy meals that Jamie Oliver would be proud of prepared in advance and the time, patience and skill to create artwork masterpieces with the kids as you’ve seen on Pinterest, celebrate the times you managed to laugh together despite the spectacular failure of the said Pinterest ‘masterpiece’ or the way you taught your child to make beans on toast (let’s face it, it’s a life skill). When you realise you’ve run out of eggs in the middle of a late-night emergency baking session because you forgot about the school fair and turn up shamefaced with a hastily shop-bought donation the next morning, then take pride in the fact that all of your supermarket cakes sold, thus raising vital funds. We’re our own worst critics, and who are we worried about anyway? The kids are alright, and love us regardless of our shortcomings! So raise a glass and celebrate the victories; we’re muddling through this together.

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Belper School’s Malawi Expedition In July 2018 I will be going on an expedition to Malawi, along with a group of other students from Belper School, to experience the wonders of the culture and surroundings of the remarkable country. As our knowledge of the country is low, we’re hoping to educate ourselves as well as having the experience of a lifetime. We will be visiting many different areas of Malawi during theChildren of the community in Dzalanyama three weeks that we’re there, spending time on various activities that we have chosen. It is unlike any other school trip as we have our own responsibility for where we want to go and how we’re going to get there. Following a busy year and a half of fundraising we’ll set out on our voyage next July, landing in Lilongwe, Malawi’s capital city. We plan to spend a few days exploring the culture there before travelling to Dzalanyama to take part in a primary school project. I’m looking forward to spending plenty of time with the locals, entertaining each other and helping to educate the children of the school. We’re also going to be able to work alongside tradesmen to help construct classrooms for the children. It will be a great opportunity to help the community in many different ways. After exploring the country’s animals and nature and then facing a five day trek up Mount Mulanje, it’ll be time to relax with a kayak trip from Cape Maclear on Lake Malawi and an unforgettable experience of camping on the island of Domwe, lying under the stars and having the whole island to explore! Then, we’ll be back up on our feet again, travelling back to Lilongwe to The Crisis Nursery where we’ll help to nurse and care for babies and toddlers born with HIV. As you can imagine, funding the trip is not easy and

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we’re each doing our own fundraising to help towards the cost. Everyone’s come up with their own ideas, which have ranged from selling chocolate, sweets and clothes to quizzes, games, and photoshoots. Five of us (pictured) recently came together to organise a restaurant night for friends and families at Bengal Blues Indian restaurant in Belper. It was extremely successful and we had a great turn out, managing to raise £500 by selling tickets for a delicious meal as well as extra events including quizzes and a raffle. We’re still working hard to raise the amount needed for this amazing opportunity and, of course, we can use all the help we can get! Any ideas for fundraising would be extremely helpful as raising the money needed is a huge task but it will definitely be worth it – we can’t wait for the experience of a lifetime! By Anna Brown, Belper School (Year 10) ARE YOU A SCHOOL LOOKING FOR A FRESH, DYNAMIC, FRIENDLY & FUN AFTER SCHOOL CLUB? AFTER SCHOOL DRAMA CLASSES 'Little Stars Drama' for 4-11 year olds. 'Big Characters Drama' for 11-17 year olds. These classes are open to schools across Derbyshire. Our aim is to encourage Confidence, Creativity and Communication through drama. Classes are tailored to the needs of the individual school and pupils. All our teachers have enhanced DBS checks and are industry professionals. For more information contact Fliss Goldsmith on 07718 487079 or email: FLIPPAN C CREATIVE… LET US BRING THE DRAMA TO YOU

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Your Horoscope June and July 2017 June: The month starts with the radiant Sun and dynamic Mars both in the sign of Gemini, highlighting good communication and much needed positive global discussions. Far-sighted Jupiter, travelling in the fair-minded sign of Libra, is happy to lend a helping hand. The business planet, Mercury, moves into Gemini on the 7th, offering a brilliant opportunity for inventive and creative thinking. Venus, the planet of love and romance, arrives in the sensuous and pleasure loving sign of Taurus on the 6th, creating the perfect mood for enjoyment and fun. The June full moon in Sagittarius, also known as the Christ moon, falls on the 9th; this is a special moon, bringing blessings and powerful healing energies to all. The new moon in Cancer on the 24th allows us all to become more in tune with our needs and reflect on our deepest feelings. July brings the sensitive and emotional sign of Cancer to the forefront allowing insight and intuition to be at an all-time high. This is the perfect time for tuning in and reflecting on your hopes and dreams. The full moon is in practical Capricorn on the 9th; this powerful full moon is aligned with transformational Pluto and could turn out to be a pivotal time for world events. Mercury arrives in Leo on the 6th preparing for the creative and dramatic Leo energy to come later in the month. This cycle really gets going with the fabulous Leo new moon on the 23rd. ARIES: MARCH 21 - APRIL 20 June is a brilliant month for your creative projects to come to the surface. Mars, your ruler, moves into Cancer on the 5th bringing the gift of heightened imagination and intuition. For best results, maximise your potential with effective communication and a sense of humour. July is the best month to focus on your home and family as the Sun illuminates the home loving sign of Cancer and your ruler, energetic Mars, brings vitality for new projects. The full moon on the 9th highlights your ambitions and the new moon on the 23rd may bring romance to your doorstep! TAURUS: APRIL 21 - MAY 21 June brings your money making skills into the spotlight; this looks like a period of reward, so be sure to set important goals and enjoy any offer of help that comes your way. The powerful full moon on the 9th opens your mind to a new vision and the possibility of a financial opportunity. July: Your ruler, romantic Venus, remains in your sign until the 5th and then moves on into versatile Gemini. Relationships will be the most exciting part of life and a love affair, or a friendship, could turn out to be very reassuring. The Leo new moon on the 23rd brings your home into focus. GEMINI: MAY 22 - JUNE 21 June: The radiant Sun in your sign ensures that this will not be a boring month. Lively communication and enthusiasm get underway and should be at their peak after Mercury moves into Gemini on the 7th. The full moon in your opposite sign of Sagittarius on the 9th sets the scene for positive partnerships. July: Idealistic Venus moves into your sign on the 5th bringing optimism and joy. The key to happiness, especially in personal relationships, comes from just being yourself and letting the world know who you are. The Sun and Mars are strong for you right now and confidence is high. CANCER: JUNE 22 - JULY 22 June: Dynamic Mars charges into your sign on the 5th offering high energy and renewed vitality. Abundant Jupiter lights up the domestic area of your chart offering you the chance to do things differently with close family and relatives. Make the most of every opportunity that comes your way. July is your birthday month as the Sun and dynamic Mars in your sign give you a much awaited energy boost. Practical matters look encouraging and you’ll be ready to put in quite a lot of hard work. The new moon on the 23rd illuminates your financial sector; there could be a lucky break. LEO: JULY 23 - AUGUST 23 June: This month will be full of surprises. Abundant Jupiter is strong in Libra ensuring that your thinking is expansive and innovative; you can afford to be enterprising and enthusiastic with new projects. The Cancerian new moon on the 24th offers a time to be more intuitive and take some time out. July: Communicative Mercury moves into your sign on the 6th, making this an excellent month for new ideas and initiatives. It’s a great time to reach out and make contact with others, particularly in the business world. Mars arrives in Leo on the 23rd offering renewed energy and drive. VIRGO: AUGUST 24 - SEPTEMBER 22 June: Mercury, your ruling planet, moves into Gemini on the 7th lighting up the highest point of your chart. You’ll welcome this burst of vitality as your business endeavours take off and your desire for self-improvement brings new opportunities your way. The full moon on the 9th stirs up your home environment. July starts with

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Community the Sun, Mars and Mercury highlighting your friendships and your social life. Group interaction may be especially rewarding and an exchange of ideas and information may boost your personal objectives. The Capricorn full moon on the 9th brings creative opportunities your way. LIBRA: SEPTEMBER 23 - OCTOBER 23 June: Reflect on your progress so far, take stock and try not to make any major decisions until you have a clearer picture of the way forward. This will all become easier as Mercury moves into Gemini on the 7th and Venus enters Taurus on the 6th. The Cancer new moon on the 24th highlights career potential. July’s planetary line up illuminates the highest point of your chart. Prepare and be organised ahead of any new opportunities that may soon arise. Mystical Neptune is strong for you right now; be sure to take this opportunity to follow any new creative insights. SCORPIO: OCTOBER 24 - NOVEMBER 22 June: Finances and assets are in the spotlight this month; the first few days of June are particularly important for major decisions and future plans. Relationship planet Venus moves into Taurus on the 6th, enabling you to express yourself in a more optimistic and enthusiastic manner. July: Planetary activity during July is ensuring that you have itchy feet and are ready for some exciting new adventures. The winds of change may be blowing away some cobwebs in your personal life – it could be time to make a clean break and put something firmly in the past. SAGITTARIUS: NOVEMBER 23 - DECEMBER 21 June: This month draws your attention to a powerful full moon in your sign on the 9th. Abundant Jupiter, your ruler, returns to direct motion on the 10th ensuring that amazing positive change is possible, if you are ready and willing. Relationship issues start to ease as Mercury moves into Gemini on the 7th. July: Stern Saturn in your sign until the end of the year makes a positive aspect to unpredictable Uranus in Aries. Don’t be afraid to pursue personal freedom and seek out others who are unconventional or interesting in some way. It’s a good time to make significant long-lasting changes. CAPRICORN: DECEMBER 22 - JANUARY 20 June: Work and career matters are on the agenda this month as the Sun in Gemini ensures your high profile and that you intuitively find yourself in the right place at the right time. Love planet Venus enters sensuous Taurus on the 6th, bringing the chance of romance to your doorstep. July: The full moon in your sign on the 9th sets the tone for the month ahead. This is a time when you can benefit from a more extrovert approach than usual, and be open to new information from social contacts. You may find that you are more intuitive and resourceful with major decisions. AQUARIUS: JANUARY 21 - FEBRUARY 18 June: This is the perfect month to be enjoying social activities and even being open to a new friendship or romance. The 7th is a turning point as you unburden yourself of old emotional issues. The new moon on the 24th brings renewed vitality and enables you to get busy with major initiatives. July’s full moon in Capricorn on the 9th falls in a rather introspective part of your chart. Although planetary action in your work sector is set to stir up ideas for new projects, you might not feel quite ready to take on new responsibilities. PISCES: FEBRUARY 19 - MARCH 20 June: Neptune, your ruler, makes an important aspect to the warrior planet Mars around the 26th; this looks set to bring about the culmination of a long cherished dream. Communication is positive and the Cancer new moon of the 24th ensures that your awareness and instincts are at their peak. July: Love and romance are in the spotlight for July as trends suggest that a rewarding time is coming your way. Be sure to spend time with your favourite person and enjoy the lighter side of life. Interesting social opportunities may come from unexpected directions.

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

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full name, address and daytime telephone number on your nomination. Closing date for nominations for the next issue is Wednesday 21st June 2017.

The recipient of this issue’s bouquet is Vicky Cooper of Belper. Vicky was nominated by her sister, Louise Crowder. Here’s what Louise wrote: I would like to nominate my sister and best friend Vicky Cooper. She has been at my side over the last 7 years as our mum battled cancer and has been there for me since we lost mum in January. She deserves the Friendship Blooms because she is the most courageous, kindest, funniest and little bit craziest person I know and it will show her my love and gratitude for continuing to be ‘the glue’ in our family. Louise Crowder Nominate someone to receive the next bouquet. All you have to do is state, in no more than 100 words, who you are nominating. Include their address and the reasons why you are nominating them. You can nominate more than one person if they are living/working at the same address… and remember – flowers don’t just have to be for women! The only rule is that the person receiving the flowers must live or work in Belper. Just write your nomination on a piece of paper and send to Friendship Blooms, All Things Local, 74 Woodhouse Road, Kilburn, Belper, Derbyshire DE56 0NA or e-mail your nomination to putting ‘Friendship Blooms’ as the subject. Please include your

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Van Owners… Be Security Conscious Van owners are being reminded about security after a number of thefts in the Amber Valley areas over the past few weeks. Drivers are advised to make sure that vehicles are locked, parked securely and that tools and valuables are removed. Inspector Rob Bowns of the Community Safety Unit said: “We are encouraging owners to take the necessary safety precautions from simply locking vehicles and removing valuables, to considering fitting and using a suitable alarm.” “Tools and other valuables can be expensive, and losing them could also mean you are unable to work while waiting for them to be replaced. While it might seem inconvenient, removing these items and securing your vehicle could be worthwhile in the longer term.”

Advice for van owners includes: • Whenever possible remove tools, stock and other equipment from the van, especially when leaving it overnight. • Park in busy, well-lit areas and if possible covered by CCTV. • Consider parking with the rear or side doors obstructed so entry and exit is made more difficult. • Many vans will come with an alarm as standard, ensure the vehicle alarm is set when unattended. • Always lock doors and close the windows when you are away from the vehicle, even for a short time. • Take photographs of tools and equipment, together with the serial numbers so that any found items can be identified. Residents are also encouraged to report any suspicious behaviour around vehicles to police. Anyone with information about these thefts, or any crime, or anyone who notices suspicious activity, should contact Derbyshire Police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. For more information and advice on crime prevention visit

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Deadlines for August/September 2017 Edition: Little Black Book & Community Diary: Wednesday 21st June 2017 Advertisement Bookings, Editorials, Cancellations and Copy Amendments: Wednesday 21st June 2017 New Advertiser Copy: Wednesday 28th June 2017

Community Diary June / July 2017 June

1st: Pubs of Old Belper talk by Mary Smedley, 7 – 8.30pm Number 28, Market Place, Belper. £3 (u16 free). Booking essential: 01773 880474. 1st – 4th: Smalley Art Group Exhibition & Sale (runs from Friday 26th May-Sunday 4th June) The Institute, 79 Main Road, Smalley, Derbyshire, DE7 6DS. Members’ work at reasonable prices. Free admission. Monday – Friday 3:30pm – 5:30pm, Saturday & Sunday 11am – 6pm. 10th: Derbyshire Branch of the Embroiderers’ Guild Meeting, St Mary’s Church Hall, Darley Lane, Derby DE1 3AX, 10.30am – 4pm, member-led mini workshops (bring lunch). Visitors welcome. Contact: 01332 519538. 10th: Morley Church Garden Party, 2pm, held on croquet lawn (inside if wet). All the usual stalls & refreshments. Proceeds to St Matthew’s Church, Morley. 17th: Evening of Clairvoyance with Linda Ferguson & Martin Roberts, 6.15pm, Field Terrace Ripley DE5 3HL, £5.00 on the door. Enquiries: 07773 684305. 24th: Sitwell Singers Choral Celebration Concert, 7.30pm, Strutts Community Centre, Derby Road, Belper, DE56 1UU. Tickets £10 (u16s free) from, 01332 662519 or on door. 24th/25th: Dogs Unleashed: The UltiMUTT Doggy Day Out! Bakewell Showground, Derbyshire DE45 1AW. Tickets & Info (including camping): 25th: Derbyshire County Show & Food Fayre at new venue, Locko Park, Spondon. Free car parking and free bus service from Derby city centre. Tickets & info:


1st: Waingroves Primary School Summer Fair, Waingroves Rd, Ripley, DE5 9TD. 11am - 3pm. Climbing wall, appearance by Beauty and the Beast, BBQ, refreshments, stalls & activities. All welcome. Enquiries: 07503 996545. 1st/2nd: Morley Open Gardens Sat 11am – 5pm, Sun 12.30pm – 5pm. Proceeds to St Matthews Church, Morley. £4 per adult (covers both days), accompanied children free. Info: (search ‘Morley’) or Martin Jackson 01332 883542. 8th: Derbyshire Branch of the Embroiderers’ Guild Meeting, St Mary’s Church Hall, Darley Lane, Derby DE1 3AX, 10.30am – 4pm ‘Painting with Fabric’ talk by Barbara Jepson followed by member-led workshop (bring lunch). Visitors welcome. Contact: 01332 519538. 15th: Mariposa Trust ‘Saying Goodbye’ Service of Remembrance for babies lost through miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal or early years loss. Derby Cathedral, 3pm. 22nd/23rd: Family Fun: Storybook Tales,10am-5pm, Cromford Mills. Free entry (small charge for some activities). Info/details of other events at Cromford Mills: or phone 01629 823256. 28th – 30th: Derby Shakespeare Theatre Company presents ‘The Comedy of Errors’ Broomfield Hall, Morley, DE7 6DN. Bring your own chairs and picnic! 28th - 7.30pm, 29th - 2.30pm & 7.30pm, 30th - 2.30pm. Tickets £5 (no concessions) at the gate – limited places, come early! 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 August/September 2017 please e-mail it to Deadline is Wednesday 21st June 2017.

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Local History: The Big Fight

One of the “entertainments” enjoyed by the populace in the nineteenth century was bare knuckle fighting. Our Society’s archive has several accounts of a famous fight in the winter of 1851 at Cross o’ the Hands, Turnditch, and what follows is the sequence of events as they unfolded, illustrated by one of Jean Giles’ cartoons. “The fight took place on December 16th, 1851, and was between Tom Paddock and Harry Poulson for a stake of £50. It had created enormous interest with crowds flocking from all points of the compass to witness the encounter of two such eminent champions of “the fancy”. In those days rounds would continue until a contestant was knocked down, then after a thirty second interval, they would resume battering each other. The fight would continue indefinitely until one of the pugilists could not “come up to scratch” (or “up to the mark” in the middle of the ring). This contest had lasted an hour, and Poulson, though hard beset, was by no means beaten, when an interruption occurred. Three magistrates, Mr John and Mr Jedediah Strutt and Captain Hopkins, arrived accompanied by Constable Wragg, of Belper, and attempted to stop the battle which was against the law. The mob closed round the ring and refused to make way. Mr Jedediah Strutt tried to force his dapple-grey horse through the spectators, and called on them to disperse in the Queen’s name. They only jeered at him. He then ordered Wragg to clear a passage for him so that he might read the Riot Act in the hearing of the combatants. The constable attempted to do as he was told, but was set upon by the roughs and beaten savagely with sticks. The magistrates charged with their horses to his assistance, and were severely handled. They succeeded in reaching Wragg, who was senseless and covered with blood, and got him from the mob. With the help of some labourers they took the officer to a surgeon at Belper who, with difficulty, restored him to consciousness.

The fight went on until eighty-six rounds had been fought lasting seventy-five minutes, with Paddock the winner. Later both men were caught and charged and each got ten months’ imprisonment. Neither learned their lesson, and on February 14th, 1854, they fought again and Paddock won after one hundred and two rounds. Two years later Poulson fought and lost to Tom Sayers in 109 rounds. He seemed to give up fighting after that but was often seen in Belper subsequently. He was described as a tremendously strongly built man, thick and rather small. Facial disfiguration bore evidence of the treatment he had received from opponents.” St John’s Heritage Centre is open on the last Saturday of the month between 9.30 and 12 noon with members of Belper Historical Society in attendance. The Roll of Honour commemorating Belper’s servicemen who fell in the Great War will be turned then to the next page. Our next talk at the Heritage Centre will be on 5th July, 2017 about “Croxden Abbey and Stydd Hall” given by Keith Blood. Croxden Abbey was a Cistercian monastery and Stydd was a preceptory of the Knights Hospitallers. All are welcome. There is a charge of £3 for visitors.

By Pat Marjoram Chairman, Belper Historical Society

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Little Black Book

Clubs, Societies, Groups, Classes Belper

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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;;

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

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

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

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.

Blossom Ladies’ Club Meet fortnightly on Wednesdays at The Old Kings Head, Days Lane, Belper, 2 3.30pm. New members welcome. Contact Phyllis: Bumps and Babes Group For new and expectant parents, every Monday 10-11.30am at No 28, The Market Place, Belper. Run by Amber Valley NCT. BYTE (Belper Youth Theatre) Drama & Performance Arts for 11 to 16 year olds at Long Row School, Belper, on Wednesdays 5pm to 6pm. Call 01773 828724. CAP Debt Centre Belper Free, in-depth, at-home Debt Counselling Service, open to anyone. Monday - Friday 8:30 – 17.00. Ring 0800 328 0006 for an appointment. Citizen’s Advice Bureau Free advice in all GP surgeries in Belper, contact your surgery for appointment. For appointment at Bureau, 103 Bridge St., call 0844 375 2712 between 9.30am and 4pm. Chatterbox Social group for adults with a learning disability. Crafts, Games, Bingo etc. Refreshments available. Mondays 10am-12 (except bank holidays) at ‘The Loft’, 78a King St, Belper. £3.50 admission. Info: Debbie 07898984636. Cheerleading Classes Belper Leisure Centre, for ages 5 and over, Saturday 10.20am 11.20am. Classes also in Heanor and Smalley. Full details from Nicky Horton: 07748 148626. Chevin Probus Club For retired professional/businessmen in Belper, Duffield, Little Eaton and surrounding area. Meet at 10.30am for coffee on third Monday each month at Lion Hotel, Bridge Street Belper for talks/lunches, 11am. Occasional trips out for members and partners. Eric Allen: 01773 823105.

Mid Derbyshire Green Party 1st & 3rd Monday of each month. 7pm at Fleet Arts Centre, The Fleet, Belper. Info: Sue MacFarlane, 01773 423758. Mindful Yoga Mondays 6.30-7.30pm at The Strutts Centre. Gentle yoga for all abilities and ages. Please contact Lynda: 07763778339. Mini Moos Parent & Toddler Group Mondays 9:30-11:30am, Splitz Dance Centre, Campbell St, Belper, DE56 1AP Contact Jo Leigh: No. 28 Community Hall, Belper Market Place Café on Belper Farmers Market days (2nd Sat each month) and on other public occasions with stalls, exhibitions and activities. Heritage-related events, community themed activities, art exhibitions. Community and private hire available. Info:; Parent & Toddler Group at Fleet Arts Every Thursday from 10am to 12pm. All Welcome. Pilates with a Twist Classes in Belper at Fleet Arts – Mondays 6.30pm. Booking is essential on 07970 022101 or email Looking to run more classes in Belper so please get in touch if you’d like a daytime class in the area. Pilates with Tabitha Thursday 9.30 at Vanessa’s Dance School, Derwent Street. Call 07957387333 for more info. Playball Multi-Sport Coaching Session at Fleet Arts For children aged 2 to 4 yrs. Fridays 1.30-2.45pm term time only. Contact: 07935 600027.

Community Crafts Card-making classes at Belper Community Hall, Bridge Street, alternate Thursdays 10am to 12noon. £5 per session. Kelly Austin: 01773 763841, or

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

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

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.

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.

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:


Little Black Book Royal British Legion (Belper) Club Strutt Street, Belper. Entertainment every Saturday evening from 8.30pm. Also alternate Tuesday evenings from 8.30pm. More info: 01773 822151 Everyone welcome. You don’t have to be ex-military to join. Simply Yoga Mixed ability hatha yoga classes (for men and women). Wednesday evenings 6.30 – 7.30pm and 7.45pm – 8.45pm Room 109 Strutts Centre. Contact Suzy 07756 271366 or ‘Simply Yoga’ on Facebook. Yoga with Tabitha Vanessa Millar Dance School, Derwent Street. Monday 7-8. Call 07957387333 for more info. Royal British Legion, Women’s Section Royal British Legion, Strutt Street, Belper, last Wednesday each month, speaker, 7.15pm. Also, day after at 10am is a coffee morning with raffle and stalls. New members welcome. 01773 826691. Shape Fitness Strutt’s Centre, Mondays 7.30pm. Pilates with fitness, come and join the fun. Contact Dawn 07917 728912. Shottlegate & District WI The Hut, Lambhouse Lane, Shottlegate, Nr. Belper DE56 2DZ Meet 1st Wednesday of Month 7pm. Details: 01773 825349 Special Friends Parent led play and support group for 0-5’s with additional needs. Siblings welcome. Second Wednesday of every month 9.45-11.45am. Belper Children’s Centre, Alder Road, Belper. DE56 1LP. 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.

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

Church Contacts St Clement’s Church, Horsley; St Susanna’s Church, Horsley Woodhouse; St Mary’s Church, Denby. Serving the parishes of Horsley, Denby, Horsley Woodhouse, Kilburn and Coxbench. For all church-based enquiries contact the parish office 01332 880284. Emmanuel Community Church, 32, Chapel Street, Duffield. Church office 01332 841386, email:

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

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

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.

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.

Denby & Kilburn

The Drop Inn Centre Independent Youth Centre & Charity Advice, support & alternative education for young people Open: Mon 4.30pm - 9.30pm, Tues 6pm - 8pm, Thurs 7pm - 9.30pm. More info: Andrea Fox 07960 576257 email: The Highedge Historical Society Welcomes new members. Parkside Methodist Church, Parkside, Heage on second Monday of each month at 7.30pm. Tiny Talk Baby Signing and Toddler Talk 0-3 yrs. Teach your baby to communicate before they can talk. Help your toddler learn skills needed for pre-school. Tuesdays 11-12noon at The Fit Pit Ground Floor, East Mill, Bridgefoot, Belper DE56 2UA. Contact or 07812 420396 Transition Belper Community organisation and charity working towards a low carbon local economy. Meet at 7.30pm first Tuesday of each month at Strutt’s Community Centre, Derby Road, Belper. See or email Phone: 07773 667316. Twistin’ Tikes Thursdays 1.45-2.45pm - a new music class for ages 3-5. The Fit Pit, East Mill, Bridge Foot. Contact Jacqui 07977 578359 or Twistin’ Tinies Tuesdays, 1.30-2.40pm. Musical fun and baby-bonding activities for parents and carers with babies age 0-18 months. Suitable from birth. Contact Jacqui, 07977 578 359,, www.facebook/twistintots Twistin’ Tots Mondays 9.45-11.30am and Tuesdays 9.45-11.45am Belper Community Hall. Music and play for under 5s. Contact Jacqui 07977 578359 or Pippa 07535 259958 or

1st Horsley & Kilburn Brownies Scout Hut, Highfield Road, Kilburn, Wednesday 6.30pm to 8pm. Call 01332 882535 or 07545 551890 for details. 3rd Horsley & Kilburn Brownies Wednesday 6.30pm to 8pm at Kilburn Methodist Chapel Brown Owl (Trish Rose) 01332 881786 1st Horsley & Kilburn Rainbows St Clements Church, Church St, Horsley Thurs 6.00pm – 7.00pm. Contact Sarah 07454224088 1st Horsley & Kilburn Scout Group For boys & girls aged 6 to 14 at Scout HQ, Highfield Rd, Kilburn. Contact: Richard Ward, 01773 857232 or 07795 420505. Chatterbox Café Kilburn Village Hall, Church Street, Kilburn, every second Friday, 10am to midday, in conjunction with Mobile Library sited on car park. Coffee, cakes; relax, chat or read. Enid: 01332 780486. Denby Footpaths Group Maintenance and preservation of local footpaths; community walks, circular routes. Jane: 01332 781305, or e-mail Derbyshire Archery Club Now meet at John Flamsteed School. Shooting at times outside school hours. Frequent tournaments at Kedleston Hall in the summer. Regular beginners’ courses throughout the year. Information on or phone Neil Bryan 01773 824903. Intermediate Adults Dance Classes Kilburn Village Hall, Church Street, Kilburn. Latin American and Ballroom, Thursdays 7.30pm to 8.30pm. Patricia Cooke: 01332 660837. Kilburn Christian Fellowship Meet in Kilburn Village Hall, Church Street, Kilburn, 5pm to 6pm on the second Sunday of each month, refreshments. All ages welcome. Godfrey: 01332 781200

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

MASSIVE – Youth Drop-In Centre Emmanuel Community Church, 32 Chapel Street, Duffield, Fridays during term time. MASSIVE XTREME: (School years 7-9) 4 - 6:30pm, MASSIVE: (School years 10-13) 7 - 9:30pm. Contact Ashlyn: 01332 841386

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

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

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


1st Duffield Scout Group For boys & girls aged 6 to 14 at Scout HQ, Hall Farm Road, Duffield. Group Scout Leader Alan Hudson: 01332 840377. Adult Ballroom Dance Classes Beginners and improvers at The Ecclesbourne School, Wirksworth Road, Duffield. Thursday 7.30-8.30pm & 8.30-9.30pm term time only. Diane 07935212228 Adult Yoga and Meditation Term Time - Mon at Meadows Primary School, Park Road, Meditation - 7-7:25, Yoga 7:30-9pm, Tues Yoga 7-8pm at Ecclesbourne School Gym,Thurs Yoga 1:15-2:30 at The Scout Hut, Hall Farm Road. Info: Anita 01332 842070; Amber Painting Group Friendly Art Group meets every Friday at 1.30 -3.30, Methodist Church Hall, King St, Duffield. New members welcome. Tel: 01332 840707. Community Lunch Emmanuel Community Church, 32 Chapel Street, Duffield. Every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. For the older person in the community. Info: Lynda 01332 840821 Creation Station Creative Classes for babies/preschoolers and parents. Tuesdays 9:45-10:35 (15 months to 5 years) & 11-11:45 (6-14 months) at Duffield Scout Hut. Kay 07875054266. Derwent Valley Training Band Music Block, Ecclesbourne School, Mondays 5.45pm to 6.30pm for brass and wind players all ages, from beginners to Grade 3. Kath Hoblyn: 01332 840405. Derwent Valley Wind Band Concert Hall, Ecclesbourne School, term time only on Mondays 6.45pm 8.15pm. For brass and wind players of all ages. Grade 3 and above. Tony Rawcliffe 01332 841501. Duffield and District Bowling Club Meet at Milford Bowling Green behind Nealies. Paul Greenwood: 01332 840478 or e-mail New members welcome. Duffield Art Group Weston Centre, Tamworth Street, Duffield, every Friday 2pm. New members welcome. Sylvia Owen: 01773 824534. Duffield Baby and Toddler Group Playgroup for babies and pre-school children, every Wednesday 9.30-11am, Duffield Methodist Church, King Street.

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

Duffield Gardening Club Weston Centre, Tamworth Street, Duffield. First Saturday each month,10am. Slide shows, outings, activities, coffee. Chairperson Sandra Dare 01332 841658

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

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

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

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

Holbrook Miners Welfare Bowls Club Holbrook Miners Welfare Club Shaw Lane, Holbrook. Details from Sharon Stevens: 01332 781403.

Duffield Tae Kwon-Do School Duffield Meadows School, on Mondays 4.50pm to 6.20pm and on Fridays 4.50pm to 6.20pm. New beginner children’s classes from aged 4 upwards. 4th dan, Karl Duro: 07946 593363. EXPLORERS – Children’s Bible Club Emmanuel Community Church, 32 Chapel Street, Duffield. Wednesdays during term time, 4 - 5:30pm School years 0 – 6. Contact Chris 01332 841386. Families at Four St Alkmund’s Church Duffield, Parish Church Hall, every 4th Sunday 4pm. Games, stories and songs for families. 01332 840536. First Duffield Boys’ Brigade and Girls’ Association Ages 5 –11. Meet 6.15 – 7.30 Tuesdays, Duffield Baptist Church Hall, Makeney Road DE56 4BD. Details from 01773 689983 Ignition St Alkmund’s Church Duffield, Parish Hall every Tuesday night during term time from 7.30pm to 9pm for school years 10 to 13. 01332 840536.

Holbrook WI Holbrook Sports and Social Club, Shaw Lane, Holbrook. First Wednesday each month. 7.30pm. Lilian Phipps 01332 881419.

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


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Horsley Woodhouse

1st Sitwell Scout Group Beavers, Cubs and Scouts, aged 6 to 14. Sitwell Scout HQ off Church Lane, Horsley Woodhouse DE7 6AW. Info: Email: Dance Night Horsley Woodhouse Church Hall, Main Street. Every Monday 7.00pm, Line Dancing with Megan; and at 8.15pm. Eric: 01332 881566 or 07790 863997

year olds. Big Characters Drama, every Thursday 5-6pm for 12-18 year olds. Dinky Drama, every Friday 10-11am for 18 months – 4 year olds. Contact Fliss Goldsmith 07718 487079 or for FREE trial session Little Eaton Teen Yoga Workshops New weekly class (term time only) at Little Eaton Village Hall 4.30-5.30pm, for 10-16 yr olds. Fun class for stretching and strengthening, relaxing body and calming the mind. Contact or 07880721035. Teen Yoga Workshops for 8-18yr olds various Sundays at Little Eaton OAP Hall. Fun and friendly. OAP Hall Barley Close, Little Eaton. £8.50p/h for hire (regular users) or £10p/h (one-off use). Craft Group Monday 1-3pm; Booticamp Babes Tuesday/ Thursday 9.30-10.30am; Oakwood Yoga Tuesday 5.45-9pm; Little Eaton Players Drama Group Thursday 7.30-9.30pm. Over 55s Coffee Morning first Wednesday of every month. Contact Susan Kirkland 01332 832577 for enquiries or bookings.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Twistin’ Tots Little Eaton Village Hall, Vicarage Lane. Wednesdays 1.30pm – 2.30pm, Music session for babies 0 to 5 years. Jacqui: 07977 578359.

Orchard Group Dominoes, Scrabble, and Whist at Orchard Community Centre, off Fairfield Road, alternate Tuesdays 2pm. 01332 883240. Over 55’s Gentle Exercise Class Horsley Woodhouse Church Hall, Main Street. Every Wednesday 1.30pm to 2.30pm. Pauline Clarke: 01773 712829 or Eric 01332 881566 Tae Kwon-Do Practical Self Defence Horsley Woodhouse Church Hall, Adult & Junior Classes, Tuesday 6.30-8.30pm. Contact Shirley 07779 812468 Walking for Health Every Wednesday, 9.45am meet, 60-90 minute duration. Meets at various points around Horsley Woodhouse. For detailed schedule contact Amanda Gowing 01773 523325 Whist Drive British Legion Hall, Main Street, Horsley Woodhouse, every Friday 7.30pm. Malcolm Parkin 01332 880160.

Little Eaton

Youth Club New Village Hall, Little Eaton. Every Friday 4.30pm-6.30pm for Year 7 to school leavers. Chill out and have fun with friends. Snacks available. Helen 07970 767667


Amber Valley Tai Chi Chuan The Martial Art of Tai Chi. Kawagishi Dojo (formerly the Riverside Garden Centre). Tuesdays - General class 6.30-8pm, beginners welcome. Advanced class runs through to 8.30pm. Info: Jon King 01332 890 460;; Belper Aiwakai Karate Club Training for all ages and abilities at Kawagishi Dojo, Milford on Tuesdays at 6.30pm-8.30pm. The general club finishes at 7.45pm followed by advanced session running until 8.30pm. Dave Johnson 07954 371945. Karate & Kick Boxing with Ronin Budo 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;;

Adult Yoga Little Eaton Village Hall, Vicarage Lane, Little Eaton, DE21 5EA; Wednesday 7.45pm to 9pm, term time only. Anita: 01332 842070.

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

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.

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.

Fitness Training Fast Fitness, Little Eaton Park, Mondays 6-6.30pm, £2.50 Circuit Training, Little Eaton Village Hall, Thursdays 6-7pm, £5.00 Contact: Ailsa Waters 07929 610558 Little Eaton Crown Green Bowling Club St Peter’s Park, Vicarage Lane. Valerie Kaye: 01332 834389 or Maurice Walkerdine: 01332 880168.

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 Linda Jones: 01332 833008

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

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Little Eaton WI Second Wednesday of the month in the Village Hall, Vicarage Lane, Little Eaton. 7.30pm. President Barbara Adams 01332 832267 or secretary Marian Ford 01332 840628. Little Stars Drama Class Little Eaton Village Hall. Every Thursday 4-5pm for 5-10


1st Ripley Scout Group Cubs, Beavers, Scouts 6/14 years for boys and girls. To join call group scout leader, Ron Ashton on 01773 745420 4th Ripley Rainbows For girls age 5+. Visit for details Aim Excelsum School of Music Band practice on Mondays – 5.30pm – 6.30pm. Unit F, Sitwell Business Centre,

Heage Road Ind Est, Ripley, DE5 3GH. Suitable for 6+ years of age and parents, of all abilities. For further details please email: Alphabet Childminding Group Meet at Denby Institute. Childminders wishing to join the group can call Marion on 07952 798808, Claire 07891 956715, Trina 07875 142583. Amber Valley Access Group Contact Keith Boot 07980 591801. Email Amber Valley Camcorder Club Marehay Miners Welfare, Derby Road, Ripley, meet alternate Tuesdays 7.45pm from September to June. Geoff Thompson: 01773 748559. Amber Valley CVS Volunteers needed to work with various organisations. Supports older people, families, children, helps and supports local groups giving advice on funding, as well as offering training, facilities and resources. Further details: 01773 512076. Amber Valley Stroke Group Meet alternate Fridays at St Joseph’s Hall, Butterley Hill, Ripley. Supporting stroke survivors. Call Mary 01773 747813. Amber Valley Talking Newspaper People who have difficulty reading can receive tapes of local news (weekly) and magazines (monthly) free of charge. Info: Ellen Hughes 01773 608954. Amber Valley WASPI Women Against State Pension Inequality. Group meets7pm, every second Thursday at Coffee Shop Sainsbury’s Ripley. or email All welcome. Baby Sensory Multi-award winning baby learning and developmental classes suitable from birth to 13 months. Tuesday’s, 10am and 11.15 at Ripley Leisure Centre. Booking essential: or contact Marie 07989 443734 for details. 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. Centre Stage Theatre Arts Dance, drama and singing for young people 5 to 18. Every Thursday evening during term time, at Mill Hill School, Ripley. Call 01332 232940 or email for details. Disability Derbyshire Join our support group for people suffering from depression and anxiety. Last Tues of each month 10.30am-12noon. Field Terrace Community Room, Ripley. Info & attendance confirmation: Disability Derbyshire 01773 740246. Friendship Circle Field Terrace Community Centre, Ripley, every Thursday 10am to 12noon. Greenhillock’s Fellowship Club for over 50’s. Wood Street Methodist Church, Ripley, Wednesdays 2pm to 3.30pm. Quality entertainment, speakers, social afternoons, quizzes, day trips. David: 01773 423854. Hearing Help (AV) Social group every 3rd Wednesday 11.45am-2.30pm. Lip Reading Group every Friday 10am-12pm. At 156 Derby Road, Ripley. 01773 570976. Ivy Grove Surgery Patient Group Meet 7pm last Wednesday monthly (excluding August and December) at Ivy Grove Surgery, Steeple Drive, Ripley, Derbyshire DE5 3TH. New members very welcome. For further information email or visit Moorwood Moor Angling Club Ponds on Inns Lane, South Wingfield, daily 6am to 10pm. More details on membership, and junior teach-in sessions from John and Kath: 01773 746486 Musical Dimension Singing group available for bookings – all monies raised donated to local charities. Practice nights Tuesdays 7.30pm at Marehay Methodist Chapel, Ripley. Call 01773 742017 for details and to book or visit Ripley (Amber Valley) Lions Club Meet every first Monday of the month at the Kestrel Inn, Marehay, 8pm. Geoff Bacon: 01773 608786. Ripley Absolute Beginners Jog Group Meet Ripley Leisure Centre 9.00am Sunday mornings. Email: or tel: Ryan 07854035770 Ripley Amateur Drama Group Meet every Mon at Mill Hill School. 7.30pm – 9.30pm. Info: Terry Thorpe 01773 743471 Ripley and District Gardening Club Every third Saturday at Field Terrace Community Centre, Ripley 3pm to 5pm. New members very welcome. Ripley and District Heritage Trust Meet Ripley Town Hall Thursdays 2pm-4pm. New members welcome – contact Tim Castledine on 01773 746954. Ripley & District Twinning Association Twinned with Chateau Renault, France. Monthly meetings. Details from Roland: 01773 746543. Ripley & District U3A Monthly meetings at St Joseph’s Church Hall, Butterley Hill, Ripley. Dates vary. Many different interests catered for. Call Brian 01773 603222. Ripley Cadets Parade on Monday & Thursday 18.45-21.00 at the Cadet Centre, Mill Hill School. Open to all young people 12-18. Contact: Jo Moody 0785 2102104 Ripley Classical Music Group Field Terrace Community Centre, Ripley. Meet twice a month, Thursday evening at 7.30pm until 9.30pm. To promote interest in an appreciation of classical music through the recording medium. Concert visits & Christmas social. Contact Philip Outram, Secretary, 01773 746939.

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

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Drama Classes: Flippan C Creative Driveways/Landscaping: DAI Driveways

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Hair Salon: Prestige 34 Handyman: TCA Home Maintenance 61 Home & Garden Maintenance: H & H House & Garden 56 Home & Garden Maintenance: The Handyman Lee 54 Home & Garden Maintenance: MLR Landscapes 50

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Home Care Specialists: Helping Hands Hotel: The Derby Hotel Blackpool

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Kitchens: Holtams Kitchens: Kitchen & Bedroom Warehouse

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Security: Prestige Software Specialist: Byte Sharp Solicitors: Killingworth & Parrott Solicitors: Shacklocks Solicitors: Smith Partnership

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All Things Local - Belper Edition - June/July 2017  

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All Things Local - Belper Edition - June/July 2017  

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