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Hello readers

I hope you’re all well and ready for the summer. We love our weekends away in Derbyshire in the caravan but since I last wrote, we’ve been down to London for a couple of nights to celebrate a couple of friends’ birthdays. We got the train down on a Saturday and with only one stop at Leicester; we were at St Pancras within 90 minutes. We’d booked a ‘SuperRoom’ at The Travelodge on Drury Lane, Covent Garden. From the outside, the building is quite an ugly-looking 1970s construction but I have to say, once through the doors we were pleasantly surprised. Our new ‘SuperRoom’ (only launched last year) was perfect for us. It was nice to stay in a hotel room with plenty of sockets, USB points (not that I needed any) a coffee machine and a powerful hairdryer next to a full-length mirror. The room, including the bathroom, was well-lit, spotless and there was a good, powerful shower. We didn’t have breakfast in the hotel but at £8.95 for an ‘Unlimited Full Breakfast’, we may well do in the future. We didn’t go to see a show but if anyone is going to see ‘School of Rock’, the New London Theatre is just a few paces down Drury Lane and Shaftesbury Avenue is just around the corner for many of London’s other top shows. We had an interesting Turkish-style meal on the Sunday night at a restaurant on Drury Lane called ‘Sarastro’ – I’ve never eaten anywhere quite like it! We were treated to a live classical music performance and two fantastic opera singers also entertained us whilst we dined. It was a wonderful night and the décor of the restaurant made us feel like we’d been to a show. We’d definitely go again; to the hotel and to the restaurant. Whilst I’m on the subject of restaurants, many thanks to The Loft on King Street in Belper for providing a 2 course lunch for 2 people as this edition’s crossword prize. The Loft, which opened in November 2016, is an intimate restaurant with a stylish rural feel and is owned by Belper-born Head Chef Craig Tyrrell.

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Contents Competitions & Puzzles Prize crossword – Win a 2 course lunch for 2 People at The Loft in Belper Children’s Puzzles Friendship Blooms – FREE FLOWERS! Champagne Sudoku

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BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL Legal Matters Business & Professional Shacklocks Solicitors

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A Charitable Trust can be set up either If an employer fails to consider reasonable during your lifetime with savings and adjustments or refuses reasonable adjustments, investments built up already, or alternatively you may have a claim for Disability Discrimination. through a specially prepared Will that will The range of compensation likely to be awarded only take effect following your death and for Injury to Feelings in a successful discrimination will therefore not deprive you of capital or claim hasduring recently been reviewed and successful income your lifetime. Claimants can now expect to be awarded anything between and £42,900. Our team£900 at Shacklocks have a particular speciality in preparing arrangements of this Shacklocks are Solicitors and kind and alsoLLP of acting as professional Investment Advisors withtooffices in Belper, trustees to enable wishes be fulfilled and Ripley, Allestree Mansfield. If you have instructions to be and followed. been involved in an accident at work, are from a work-related or Ifsuffering you are thinking of supportingillness, charities you have a disability and have a question through your Will or during your lifetime about reasonable adjustments, with a lump sum, why not talk tocontact us about Clare McShane at you the different waysonin01773 which822333 we can or help to find out benefit those good causes, and how to make how Shacklocks may bethat ableenable to helpayou. the most of the tax rules charitable cause to benefit. Call us at Shacklocks to talk about how we can help you to help your favourite local causes. Telephone Shacklocks on 0845 602 2344 or email me at Clare McShane

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Money Matters: An English Man’s Home is His Castle – Really? I often meet clients with many types of investments including pensions, ISAs and deposit accounts. On top of these are the clients who chose property as their favoured fare. I regularly get told “you can’t go wrong with property”. As an alternative way of investing a person’s wealth (to an extent) they may be right. Average house prices have seen a rise of nearly 32% over the last 5 years nationally*. Compared to cash over the same time, this looks incredibly attractive. Often, I have seen clients with several buy-to-let properties in their investment portfolio. With two bites of the cherry potentially available – rental income and the growth in property price – it could seem very attractive. It is also fairly easy to understand how property works within the market. It is something we can touch and see. People readily identify with it, unlike other less tangible investments such as stocks and shares. Landlords often tell me there is little investment risk associated with property. After all, as an Englishman, our home is our castle – apparently. (Unlike many people in other parts of the world where home ownership is much less popular). But there are some drawbacks with buy-to-lets, as there are with most investments. It’s understanding them. Property is not very liquid. If you wish to take some money from out of the property then you either need to establish a secured loan (or mortgage) or sell the property completely in order to raise any cash from it. So you find a buyer and you then have legal expenses

to find plus, if the property is not deemed your main residence, then there is potential Capital Gains Tax to pay on disposal. And the rent? Assuming the tenants always pay, then the rental income is also taxable as earned income. Other tax-deductible expenses such as off-setting the cost of interest on a loan (if used to buy the property) against the rent is being reduced too. The government is making it increasingly difficult for private landlords. The tax-traps don’t stop there. A portfolio of properties is assessed as part of an Estate and could be subject to inheritance tax too. On top of this are the increasing duties of care that a landlord must exercise in maintaining the property in a safe way for tenants as well as other tenant’s rights. Add the cost of maintenance to the property, tenant wear and tear, and this could then mean those piles of bricks and mortar provide more risks and taxation than some other investments. As with all investments, expert advice ought to be sought first. (*Source: ONS UK HPI Summary October 2017 – Land Registry sale price paid data for the UK)

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National Recognition of Baby Loss On Saturday the 16th June 2018 at 3.30pm, Derby Cathedral will hold the sixth in a set of national remembrance services for people who have experienced baby loss, whether during pregnancy, at birth or in infancy. Nearly 20 services will be held around the UK, allowing bereaved parents, families and friends to join together in acknowledging and remembering babies that have gone too soon.

isolated and unable to process the overwhelming grief and trauma that miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal and early years loss brings. The services allow people to stand with others who have experienced the similar trauma of baby loss, and collectively acknowledge and remember each life lost. The services are open to people of faith or no faith, whether they have lost recently or decades ago, and welcome not only parents but also extended family and friends. They are uplifting and moving events filled with music, poems, acts of remembrance and more.

The services are organised by The Mariposa Trust, which provides support that reaches over 50,000 people each week. The charity was founded by Zoe and Andy Clark-Coates, who sadly suffered the loss of 5 babies. They saw that there was an extreme lack of support available to parents like them, and so decided to start the ‘Saying Goodbye’ services. Now, 5 years on, the charity holds Cathedral services in England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, France and the US, and is looking to expand these further in 2018 and beyond.

One of the many attendees said: “The Saying Goodbye service gave me the time and space to formally recognise all of my babies and the experience of being with people who just knew how it felt was a real strength. The loss of a baby by miscarriage is never formally recognised by ceremony - no funeral service is held, no date is noted, no names are recorded. As I stood with other parents and proudly rang the bell for my 14 babies, I felt unbearable sadness but also a great privilege in being able to properly celebrate their existence. For the first time ever I felt my tears of grief, loss and love were allowed, shared and understood.”

Sadly, baby loss affects around 1 in 4 pregnancies each year in the UK, with nearly 700 babies lost each day. When parents go through the devastating loss of a baby they often feel

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Happy Space As technology evolves and electronic communication speeds up, are we in danger of losing our human connectivity? We can speak face-to-face with people on the other side of the world at the touch of a button yet the act of letter writing is in decline...unless it’s a bill demanding extortionate amounts of money. (Top tip - don’t rely on estimated meter readings. Especially when the Beast from the East rears its ugly head...) Of course, there are positives. Communications with my family have definitely increased since we set up a ‘chit chat’ group on Whatsapp. Now I can learn interesting facts such as what my Dad is having for lunch – usually cheese and onion on toast, what birds my mum has seen on her latest RSPB trip, or what holiday my sister is booking next. However, it becomes very easy for people to live in a bubble of their own. Technology makes it easier for us to achieve things without having to speak to anyone at all. We can order our food shopping online, pay for things over the internet (even extortionate gas bills), and have a job interview without even leaving the house. But can these methods of communication have a negative impact on our relationships? It is said that 93% of human communication is made up of body language and paralinguistic cues, whilst only 7% is spoken words. It can be easy to misinterpret the typed or written word when there are no visual or physical cues. This can lead to misunderstandings or misinterpretation of the intended message. One of the disadvantages of a lack of social interaction is that of loneliness. This is defined as a lack of a wider social network or group of friends. Some research suggests that lacking social connections is as damaging to our health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day! Friendships reduce the risk of death and disease and even promote a quick recovery from illness. So, interaction definitely brings physical health benefits as well as increased mental wellbeing. This growing need for a deeper connection with our personal wellbeing inspired a Belper resident to set up a group called ‘My Happy Space’. This takes


place once a month between 6pm and 8pm at Number 28 on the Market Place. The aim of the group is to increase connection and wellbeing by providing a non-judgemental space. People can come along and take part in the various activities and therapies on offer, or simply sit and read one of the books. The relaxed nature of the group encourages supportive interaction and there are different activities on offer each month – all designed to connect us with wellbeing both for ourselves and the planet. If you are interested in finding out more, check out the My Happy Space Facebook page @MyHappySpaces for more details, or text 07890 508 120. Take some time out to focus on your wellbeing, meet some new people and find your happy space.

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This Boutique This Boutique moved from tiny premises in Duffield to King Street in Belper just over five months ago. The new shop has allowed owner Emma Auger to expand her range of classic fashion and stylish accessories which are already proving a big hit with customers old and new! “I try to stock brands that aren’t readily available elsewhere,” Emma explains, “with day-to-day pieces that are easy to wear and look great. These include Scandinavian style from InWear, Noa Noa and Cream, Spanish labels including Tinta Style and Bariloche, and the hugely popular NYDJ (Not Your Daughter’s Jeans) from LA, famed for their flattering, slimming fit.”

Emma took the plunge and left a career in corporate law marketing to set up This Boutique just over a year ago. “It had always been a dream of mine.” she explains. “It’s been a steep learning curve but I love it. I really enjoy getting to know my customers and making them feel welcome. I’ll often pop the kettle on or get the fizz out on a Saturday afternoon!”

For summer, This Boutique has a lovely collection of citrus colours in cool fabrics, perfect for layering. Pastels are also popular, as are beautiful garments in sheer fabrics, and bold prints – including jumpsuits which have been flying off the rails! “They’re so striking but very comfortable and wearable too.”

Emma works hard to make This Boutique a warm and friendly environment: “There’s never any pressure and people are always free to browse. I’m here to help if customers want me, but equally I’m happy to leave them to look around at their leisure or try on. I want customers to buy garments they love which they’ll wear time and time again – I’d hate for anyone to feel obliged or pressured, that’s just not my style!”

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Travel Milan Cathedral Listed among the largest churches in the world, the Duomo rises on a magnificent square at the heart of Lombardy’s capital. It is dedicated to St Mary of the Nativity, an iconic landmark which took almost 600 years to complete. The last gate was inaugurated in 1965. Work began in the late 14th century by the church of St Maria Maggiore. Foundations were laid for three naves, soon increased to five as both the local bishop and duke aimed to raise the city to new heights. A canal network was designed to transport material. Gothic architecture would rival the great cathedrals in northern Europe but flexibility and innovations were welcome. Marble was used, foreign architects, artists and craftsmen joined the Italian team, and on this ancient pagan site building progressed, unusually, from back to front. It started with the apse while the façade of St Maria Maggiore remained in use until 1682. The new one was only completed in the 1800s by order of Napoleon. Elegant buildings line the vast panoramic square but all lead the eye to the Duomo, stretching 92 x 158 metres. Inside are 98 gargoyles, 135 spires and over 3,400 statues which found their niche around the cathedral. The pink-hued marble of Candoglia cleverly hides the brickwork, playing all day long with light and shade to take your breath away. The main bronze door greets visitors with stunning bas-reliefs, while the 18th century sundial is still used to set the clocks around town. Large enough for 40,000 people, the interior is striking, with five broad naves supported by 40 columns. At 45 metres, the central aisle is the highest in a finished Gothic church and is decorated with impressive stained glass windows. Up above the apse, a small red light marks the holy place where a nail from the cross is kept. On the Feast of the Holy Cross in mid-September, the archbishop of Milan is slowly hoisted up in an angel-decorated basket to bring the relic down for display on the altar.


Statues, frescoes, sarcophagi, pulpits and the largest organ in Italy – there is much to see inside the cathedral, but most famous is the 16th century statue of St Bartholomew Flayed, a sad disturbing figure by Marco d’Agrate. More enticing are the three superb altars by Pellegrino Tibaldi, who was appointed by archbishop Borromeo to lighten up the old Gothic style with the flourishing Italian Renaissance. The treasury is housed in the Duomo Museum, a separate building next to the Palazzo Reale, where displays include some 200 items, tapestries, paintings, terracotta models, statues and more. Visitors could easily spend an hour or more in the cathedral but most exciting of all is the rooftop walk. Beyond the first terrace accessed by a lift are narrow passageways and slippery steps up to the wide open space of a safe but steeply-slanted roof. Up there, above pinnacles, flying buttresses and statues, the golden Madonna rises on the very top to bless the city at her feet. Views are superb and in clear weather the Alps are visible. It’s the perfect place to reflect on this unique building and the work of so many architects and artists over the centuries. Mark Twain described it as ‘so grand, so solemn, so vast’ and across the square, on the equestrian statue flanked by lions, Victor Emmanuel II, first king of the newly united Italy, certainly seems to approve. By Solange Hando

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Pauline Latham OBE MP Earlier in the year, I was proud to support Brain Tumour Awareness Month and take part in ‘Wear a Hat Day’ on 29th March. Brain tumours are a terrible life-changing and threatening disease and every day in the UK 50 people face a brain tumour diagnosis. It is shocking to learn that over 5000 people in the UK lose their lives to a brain tumour every year. The cause of brain tumours is unknown and they can affect anyone, irrespective of age, sex and general health or lifestyle. Brain tumours kill more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer.

Over the Easter recess, I was really pleased to accept an invitation to the Duffield Scouts and was handed a petition asking for more funding for Mental Health Services. This was organised as part of the national Scout “Million Hands” community project. Over 500 signatures were collected on sticking plasters at local schools and in the village stating that mental health should be treated as seriously as physical health. The scouts did an excellent presentation and afterwards I answered questions on mental health and talked about my role as an MP.

'Wear a Hat Day', part of Brain Tumour Awareness Month

I have had constituents contact me who have tumours and the impact on them and their family is huge in addition to having a devastating and costly effect on personal lives. Further information detailing how to get involved with this campaign can be found here: www.braintumourresearch. org/fundraise/wear-a-hat-day. In April, I hosted a Defibrillator Awareness Day at the Strutts Community Centre in Belper. This was extremely well attended by constituents, representatives from schools, businesses and local organisations. Cllr Simon Spencer from Derbyshire County Council spoke of his very personal experience of his heart attack that he suffered whilst at work Defibrillator Awareness Day and how lucky he was to survive, thanks to a defibrillator being on hand as well as his staff. East Midlands Ambulance Service gave a demonstration at the event of how easy it is to use a defibrillator. There was a talk by the British Heart Foundation detailing how to access funding to purchase a machine and the Community Heartbeat Trust explained how to undertake a defibrillator project and the different types of defibrillators available. I think everyone who attended recognised the importance of having easy access to these vital machines and, as a result, I hope the number of defibrillators will increase and more lives will be saved.


Receiving a petition from Duffield Scouts

I recognise that mental health is such an important issue and I am currently organising a Mental Health Awareness event on Friday 12th October (venue to be confirmed). This is to coincide with World Mental Health Day which falls on 10th October. The aim of the event I am hosting is to provide information and to raise awareness in the local community in relation to mental health. My event will be open to those who are already accessing mental health services, to those who have had previous experience of dealing with people with mental health issues and also to those who are living with a long term mental health condition. It will also provide information to those who would like to know more about mental health generally and for people who would just like to access information on emotional health and well-being activities. I intend to have speakers throughout the day. Please look out for details on my website or contact my Constituency Office on the number below for further information. Finally, if you need assistance with a problem that you have not been able to resolve yourself, and it is something that I may be able to help you with in my role as an MP, please email or call 01332 676679.

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Just a Thought... Meldrew Moments ‘I don’t believe it!’ Anyone who remembers the famed sitcom from the 1990’s, ‘One Foot in the Grave’ will know the sentiment behind this short but emphatic statement. Victor Meldrew was the character who made this one line infamous. We all have them – Meldrew moments – when something so utterly infuriating occurs in our everyday life that we just cannot contain our verbal venom any longer. The amusing juxtaposition to onlookers is that the case in point, usually, is something totally trivial … but not to the Meldrew-ite! I bought a packet of crisps the other day; I enjoyed them, I went to discard the packet and noticed it kindly stated it had contained 37.5 grams of crisps. It also stated next to it that one portion equated to 25 grams of the aforementioned crisps. So why in

the name of sanity has the manufacturer put 1.5 portions in a single bag? Is this in case I am thinking of sharing it with a not very hungry friend? Am I to eat precisely two thirds of the bag and then save a half portion for another day? Should I buy 2 bags and then at least have 3 whole portions to split up?! Medication, it seems, has followed the crunchy carbohydrates into obscurity. I collected my prescription which states I have to take 2 tablets of the specified medication per day. They come in packs of 5. The last time I checked 5 was not divisible by 2 in whole numbers! My blood pressure is rising as I write … I probably should stop eating so many crisps … and keep taking the medication. I don’t believe it!

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Why joining a choir is something to celebrate… It’s my first session with my local community choir but we’ve spent the past twenty minutes doing physical exercises, learning breathing techniques and attempting tongue twisters. I’m wondering when I will actually get the chance to sing? As if he could read my mind, Graham - the Choir Director - launches into an explanation of why it’s so important to spend time warming up both our bodies and our voices. At the end of a two-hour session, during which we tackle songs ranging from “All That Jazz” from the musical Chicago to Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah”, my new choir buddies and I are all excited and elated. We are already discussing the possibility of taking part in a local festival. Back at home, reflecting on my first ever choral session, it occurred to me that there’s a lot more to joining a choir than just enjoying a good sing-along, and this view is backed up by a number of high profile experts in the world of the arts, education and medical science. Professor Graham Welch, Chair of Music Education at the Institute of Education, University of London has extensively studied the developmental and medical aspects of singing. He claims that the health benefits are both physical and psychological. “Singing has physical benefits because it is an aerobic activity that increases oxygenation in the blood stream and exercises major muscle groups in the upper body, even when sitting.” He believes that singing is also important for mental health: “reducing stress levels through the action of the endocrine system, which is linked to our sense of emotional well-being.” He also believes that there are psychological benefits from the increased sense of community, belonging and shared endeavour that comes from choral singing. Choirs come in all shapes and sizes so it’s important to find one that suits you:

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Classical concert choirs or choral societies Large choirs that stage several concerts throughout the year, sometimes with an orchestra. They may perform concert works such as Mozart’s Requiem or Handel’s Messiah. Church choirs Depending on the type of worship practised by the congregation, you could find yourself singing traditional sacred music, gospel songs or modern hymns that sound more like pop hits. Community choirs and other singing groups You can find choirs that sing rock and pop, songs from the shows, folk songs or even beatbox and rap. Generally speaking, any group that describes itself as a ‘community choir’ is less likely to require you to audition or read music. When looking for a choir to join you can look in our Little Black Book section in the back of the magazine, do some research on the internet (try or ask around locally. The Community Diary section may also tell you about forthcoming concerts from local choirs. Most choirs are happy to welcome new members so get in touch with the Choir Director to ask about the standard expected of new members. Do you need to audition? Is reading music a requirement? How much does it cost to join and what is the commitment? Being in a choir provides an opportunity to sing songs you love with like-minded people, and to share your love of music with others through performance. If that doesn’t persuade you to join, then the health and wellbeing aspects of choral singing certainly should. By Kate McLelland

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The Better Life Ever Green Sometimes it’s easy for me to forget that I grew up in a city. The only planting I did back then was with hyacinth bulbs at school, apart from the time I knocked over Mum’s cactus and repotted it upside down – it didn’t thrive. For reformed townies like us, the Better Life remains a work-in-progress. Much like our garden, there’s always something to be done. Each month brings its own pleasures and responsibilities, keeping us connected to the seasons and the cycle of the year. Now that I have a firm grasp of crop rotation – albeit on a small scale due to the size of our garden – it’s mainly a case of following instructions. It’s a lot like learning the piano though: you have to keep at it and the early starts can sometimes upset the neighbours. Some things take care of themselves. The interlinked water butts, for example, gravity fed from no.1 (aka John Lennon) high up on a wall, have so far kept us fully supplied all the way down to no.4 (aka Ringo) by the front gate.

Beyond the garden, we foraged seasonal wild garlic, apples, chickweed, nettle leaves, dandelion leaves and the ever-popular blackberries (where the freezer comes in handy). Moving forward I’ve signed us up for a coastal foraging day. I happen to know that there are tasty sea vegetables out there somewhere, as well as plenty of seaweed. It’s another opportunity to go green further afield. Anyway, that’s it for a while. I hope our little adventures have entertained you and hopefully inspired you to seek out your Better Life. Must dash, as Anne wants to teach me how to knit! By Derek Thompson

Other initiatives just take a little forethought. Each time we walk our neighbours’ dogs down to the woods we bring back a couple of walking sticks to dry out in the wood store. Creating compost seems to me the epitome of a greener existence – taking unwanted waste, using a minimum of know-how and a little forking, applying some patience and finally ending up with good quality, nutrient-rich material for the soil. Anne is really the one with green fingers, while I’m more of an enthusiast. I was, after all, the one who filled the world’s smallest conservatory with 16 sweet pepper plants, each of which reached a height of over 2ft 6ins (I measured them). Even our friends grew tired of filled peppers that year. Growing some of your own veg, whatever your level of confidence or ability, is surely one of life’s great joys. You can get from plot to plate with no food miles, no additives and no packaging. It’s really not difficult to have a go. Spuds can be grown in a hessian bag filled with soil, beans can be sprouted on a windowsill and all herbs like marjoram or peppermint need is boundaries. A more dynamic and diverse habitat encourages wildlife, especially pollinators such as butterflies, bees and wasps (yep, they have a part to play too). Again, lack of space is no excuse. We created a mini meadow that covered less than five square feet. The first year we bought seed impregnated paper and now we use yellow rattle to keep the grass down so that the wild flowers can flourish. To advertise contact Ruth: T: 01332 883140 M: 07545 261034 E:


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Word on Wine At Kilburn Wine Circle, we try to get speakers with interesting wines each month. Recently, we had a speaker with a fascinating background and some exceptional wines. Our speaker was Preet Sahota from Edgmond Wines. Preet worked in his parents’ corner shop in the village of Edgmond, near Telford, in Shropshire during his teens. He noticed that his father was buying wines from the wholesaler – these were whatever was on offer and appeared to hang around the shelves for a while. Curiosity finally led him to look at the wines and wonder what else was out there. After a lot of research and after he graduated from university, his parents finally allowed him to venture into the wine trade and expand the wines in the shop. This resulted in Preet establishing his own company, looking for the wines we don’t see on supermarket shelves. One of the wines that Preet presented was ‘Patatsblanc’ 2016 from South Africa. The winemaker is Reenen Borman from Boschkloof Wines in the Stellenbosch region of South Africa, just to the east of Cape Town. Reenen is now only 29, and is already producing great red and white wines. The region was planted as long ago as 1679, and has its own Oenological and Viticultural Research Institute. It is well known for Bordeaux style red wines however, over the last few years, these have been replaced by white wine production. The region produces 14% of South Africa’s wines. South Africa is ranked 17th in the world for the area of land growing vines, with only 1.7% of the world’s wine growing regions. It is, however, in the top 10 of wine producing countries with just under 264 million gallons of wine produced annually (2006). ‘Patatsblanc’ is a blend of Colombard and Chenin Blanc from 2 vineyards which are sited on Karoo slate soil, which gives the wine a texture and minerality. The whole bunch of grapes is pressed to gain the most flavour, and is fermented and aged in oak barrels for 10 months. It is then racked and blended before bottling. This process has resulted in the creation of a sophisticated, old-world style wine which has been described as being ‘Chablis-esque’ in style. Technical Details: Grapes: 88% Colombard and 12% Chenin Blanc Appearance: Clean – pale gold in colour Nose / Aroma: Dusty aromas in the glass with rich tones of sweet lemons and herbs. Taste: Exotic and rich flavours of yellow grapefruit, nectarines and white peaches with a white pepper minerality and light acid finish. Alcohol by Volume: 13.5%.


Food match: Serve chilled (8 > 10ºC) with seafood and cheese dishes. Available from: Edgmond Wines, 27 High Street, Edgmond, Shropshire TF10 8JW. Tel: 07973 257462; Price: £19.95 per bottle. For more information on the wine, contact Preet using the details above and visit to see the winery. If you like wine and would like to learn more, why not come along to one of our monthly meetings? Visit our website at or visit our Facebook page for details. Alternatively, please contact me on 01159 303712 for more details of our meeting and the variety of wines we will be tasting.

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Motoring 10 electric vehicle myths busted Confusion surrounds the running and operation of an electric car. Here, we try to clear that up.

6. There’s nowhere to charge them

1. You can’t boil the kettle while charging an electric car

Long trips require a bit more planning, but charge point locator Zap Map indicates there are almost 15,000 connectors at more than 5,000 locations in the UK, with more added all the time. Plus, rapid chargers can provide 80 percent of charge in about 30 minutes.

However, EV owners with a low-capacity home network wouldn’t have a high-capacity charger, so there’s little chance of the network being overloaded.

7. The batteries don’t last very long

A National Grid report warned that home networks might struggle to cope with high-capacity car charging.

2. EVs are more expensive than petrol and diesel cars

Generally, the base price of an EV will be slightly more expensive, but manufacturers compensate by offering a generous specification so that with the government’s £4,500 zero-emission vehicle grant taken into account, they’re a pretty good deal, plus have low running costs. What’s more, as EV technology becomes more prevalent, costs will reduce – the new Nissan Leaf starts at £1,500 less than the old one.

Batteries do have a finite life but most manufacturers offer battery leasing for a monthly fee and will replace it for free when needed. Others offer replacement warranties, with five to eight-year cover the norm.

3. They’re more likely to catch fire in a crash

8. EVs are less environmentally friendly across their life cycle

4. You can’t drive them in car washes or when it’s raining

9. Battery disposal poses a huge environmental issue

Concerns about crash safety are largely driven by a couple of high-profile Tesla Model S fires in 2013. The EV maker upgraded its underbody battery pack protection in 2014 but also noted that the odds of fires in its cars were “five times lower than those of an average gasoline car”.

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Short Story Paws for Comfort “Are you Ian, the bellboy?” An elegant lady in a tweed cape strode into the hotel ballroom, startling Ian, who’d been busy admiring his hair from every angle in the mirrored walls. Behind her, another lady in an anorak, wrestling a nylon men’s suit carrier in her arms, struggled to keep up. Ian nodded warily. He’d already carried one old lady’s luggage to the second floor and that seemed like quite enough work for one day. “You’ll do perfectly,” she said, and turned to her companion. “Dolly, don’t you think he has the look of a young Liberace?” “Very handsome, Val,” the lady nodded emphatically. Ian instinctively smoothed his hair. “So that’s settled,” Val said. “You’ll do it.” “Do what?” Ian was alarmed. As a rule, he tried to do as little as possible. “We’re holding a fashion show in the hall and our model has let us down.” She smiled demurely. “I assume you have catwalk experience?” “A bit.” Ian’s gran had once entered him into a beautiful baby contest, so he knew that the world of fashion was just waiting to discover him. He frowned. “I’ll have to ask my manager.” “Don’t worry yourself about that,” Val said. “I’ve already cleared it with Mr Fulsome; he’s delighted with the arrangement.” Ian was surprised to hear this because the air between him and Mr Fulsome had been frosty ever since Ian had been caught taking selfies in the honeymoon suite Jacuzzi. “What would I have to do?” Ian asked. “Imagine New York fashion week,” Val raised two manicured hands to set the scene, “and you’re the star of the show.” Ian’s eyes lit up. “Where are my manners?” she laughed. “Let me introduce our designer, Dolly Cramp.” Dolly shuffled forward and awkwardly shook Ian’s hand, while trying not to lose control of the suit carrier.

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“In the case of an emergency, secure your own mask before helping others.” As the holiday season approaches, anyone lucky enough to be flying to sunnier climes will hear the words “Secure your own mask before helping others”. It’s a tricky sentence to hear when travelling with loved ones who we are used to looking out for. It just feels selfish. Could you really put your own mask on before your child’s? But think about it, if you can’t breathe, how are you going to support the people who rely on you? Most of us have multiple roles in our lives, and are responsible for others. It’s too easy to focus on the needs of others and to forget about what keeps us happy and healthy. Self-care means that you are doing things that have a positive effect on you. Next time you are rushing to support someone else, think about what you have done recently to help yourself. Take some time to reflect on yourself and your likes. Ask what do you enjoy doing and what makes you happy? Big question!

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Alex Robinson Back in January, I ran a series of boot camps over four weekends, aimed at kick-starting fitness for the New Year and encouraging people to try something new. People with all levels of fitness and abilities came along to join in. Everyone who took part put in full commitment and gained a lot from the sessions.

how important this is for general well-being. We all are so busy with everyday life that I decided to make this a part of the boot camp, to try and encourage people to practice mindfulness and enjoy the benefits for body and mind. In a relaxed environment, and also after 3 hours of intense training, people are more inclined to allow themselves to relax fully, meaning they’re more open to this practice.

On the back of the success of these, I am now running one-day ‘body-shock’ boot camps which can be used as a fitness boost or as an individual challenge to keep your fitness on track. These Sunday morning sessions incorporate different forms of training from boxing, to HIIT, to Tabata, to fitness yoga. Each session will take a different format so you won’t know until the day exactly what forms of exercise you will be doing or how long each section will be. They’re designed to be different, to be challenging, and to keep you interested and motivated. No one wants to be doing the same workouts all the time! The four-hour sessions consist of three hours of exercise followed by an hour of mindfulness. I have come to realise

The boot camps are limited on numbers as I like to make sure everyone who takes part works to their individual fitness levels. As always with my sessions, there is no place to hide! The next boot camps will take place on: June 10th, August 5th, September 9th and the cost is £35 each. You can come along to one, two, or all three – it’s up to you – but book soon to secure your place as they’re already going fast! Call or email me on 07817 337861 / to book or for further information. One morning’s commitment could be the start of the change you need! By Alex Robinson View Alex’s profile on the National Register of Personal Trainers ( and the Register of Exercise Professionals ( Contact Alex on 07817 337861 or email

Health • Fitness • Weight Loss Alex has been a Personal Trainer for over 12 years. She can guide, support and work with you to achieve your goals. ‘If you have been thinking about improving your fitness or want to lose weight, I can help’. Hatton Boxing Fitness Classes Little Eaton, Milford & Ripley Tuesdays: Little Eaton Village Hall. Mixed class Wednesdays: Riverside Fitness Gym. Mixed class Thursdays: Ripley School of Boxing. Ladies only All classes are 7.30pm - 8.15pm. NEW! Saturdays: 7.30am - 8.15am Little Eaton Village Hall Limited places, please call to book. All £5

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Derbyshire Walking: Riddings – Butterley – Swanwick Walk Type: Generally easy walking with one steep hill. Distance: 3¾ miles (6 km) Time: Allow 2½ hours Waymarking: Routeway 18 OS Map: Explorer 269 (1:25,000) Chesterfield & Alfreton Landranger 120 (1:50,000) Mansfield, Worksop Start: Riddings Community Centre, West Street, Riddings This walk travels through gently rolling countryside around the parishes of Riddings and Swanwick with many reminders of 19th century industrial history, including the Midland Railway Centre at Butterley.

The Route 1. Turn right out of the car park and continue along West Street to the main road. Turn left at the main road to pass the Greenhill Tavern. Cross the road (beware of traffic) at the straightest section and continue along Greenhill Lane, which becomes Newlands Road until there is a footpath post on the right (approx. 500m from the inn). 2. Turn right down Slack Lane (opposite Newland Drive) to follow the track marked as a footpath to Swanwick and Butterley. Follow the track down the hill until you reach a fork in the track. Follow the left-hand fork to continue towards Jubilee Wood. Follow the path as it bends right and downhill. 3. Follow the path as it heads to the railway tunnels. Leave the surfaced track to follow the path with the

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7. Go over a stile to enter the Midland Railway Centre. Cross the railway through the white gates to the right of the signal box (beware of trains) and turn left to follow the path, which leads to a stile, and cut across the field towards the road. Do not go to the road but turn right to walk along the field edge with a hedge on the left. Keep to the edge of the field as the hedge is replaced by a tall brick wall. 8. Follow the path as it turns right with a hedge on the left for a short while and then travel along a grass track. At the airfield, turn left. There are good views across the valley of the Railway Centre and Western upcast shaft. In the distance there is Jessop’s Monument – a 70ft high stone tower built to commemorate the work of William Jessop Jnr who was a partner of the Butterley Company, which in the early 19th century owned most of the coal mines in the area and was a major producer of iron.

After the stile turn left, then right to skirt the edge of the Hayes Conference Centre, across three fields. 9. Follow the path past the large white house (Hilltop Mink Farm) and grounds, and then turn left to climb the stile. Then turn right to walk down the drive. After approximately 40 metres, take the stile off to the right and follow this footpath (with hedge on the left) over five fields. 10. Cross the footbridge (over the former Ripley railway) and continue straight ahead along Peak Avenue. After 200 metres the road bends round to the left. Continue straight on following a tarmac path past some garages. At the road (Greenhill Lane) cross at the pedestrian crossing and turn down West Street to lead you back to the start of the walk. Walk supplied by Amber Valley Borough Council and Groundwork Creswell, Ashfield and Mansfield, as part of their ‘Routeways’ series of walks:’

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


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Homes & Gardens just make a mosaic rim. Use rich colours to make a Moroccan style pot. Protect it when winter comes by placing it in a frost-free spot, unless you use the grouting adhesive used for swimming pools to make it more weather resistant. Old tyres filled with compost make ideal planters, and can be stacked to make deeper versions. Trailing flowers – such as trailing geraniums – cascading over the edges give a really striking effect.


Creative Containers Colourful containers are a welcome sight in any garden, and pots, planters and troughs can transform a dull back yard or a gloomy terrace or patio. Plus, wacky and more unusual planters can easily be created with a little imagination and ingenuity. Plastic flower pots can be transformed by wrapping them in hessian. Available in a range of colours from classic pale brown to reds, greens and blues, it’s weather-tolerant and tough but looks great. Plastic pots are more exciting with a bit of planting around the sides, so cut holes just over an inch in diameter at regular intervals around the sides to create a planter perfect for small bedding plants. Fill with compost to the base of the lowermost holes, add plants through the holes, add more compost to the next layer of holes and continue upwards, finishing off with plenty of colour on the top. Acrylic paints are ideal to colour a boring or discoloured container. Use a single colour to match existing garden features, or the colour of your front door or window frames, or design a pattern of wild, fantastic colours for a planted-up art gallery. Mosaic tiles from your local craft or hobby store can be used to cover a container, or if time is short to

An aged wheelbarrow is great for a larger display or permanent planting. If there are no holes in the pan of the barrow, place a layer of gravel or stones in the base so that the compost does not become waterlogged. An old wellington boot makes a stylish planter. Fill the foot and ankle area with gravel or grit for drainage, add compost and plant up the top. Acrylic paints can jazz up a boring pair of wellies, but make sure the paint is dry before you start planting. Old gardening, walking or work boots have planting potential too, and because they have heavier soles and are lower to the ground they are useful in a less-sheltered place. Plant up with bright bedding, or for a long-term display use a few house-leeks or sempervivums – their fleshy rosettes of leaves in shades of green and purple look great! An old kitchen or bathroom sink can be put to good use; either remove the plug to provide drainage or fix it firmly in place with sealant to make a miniature water garden. I’ve even seen a loo cistern packed full of trailing plants including blue and white lobelia and trailing silvery foliage plants. The mass of blue, white and silver made a great waterfall of colour from an otherwise boring water closet. By Pippa Greenwood Visit Pippa’s website and you’ll find some great gardening items: Nemaslug, green controls for leatherjackets, chafer grubs, ants and greenfly, plus garden plant supports, raised bed kits, Easy-Tunnels, gardening tools, Grower Frames, signed books and more.

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Claxton Plastering The summer months are a good time to get many outside jobs done – and rendering is one of them. “Unfortunately it’s one of those seasonal jobs that can’t be done when the weather’s cold, wet or frosty, but it’s worth the effort because rendering can make a big difference to your home.” explains Rob Claxton, of Claxton Plastering. “As well as improving the visual appeal it can protect, insulate and add value to your property.” Rob offers both traditional sand and cement rendering or Monocouche, a water-repellent silicone based product which is coloured throughout meaning there’s no need for painting. “I’d recommend having rendering done earlier rather than later in the summer, so that the sand and cement have time to settle and bond to the background, before the cold and frost set in.” Rob also provides many other services for home improvement projects of all shapes and sizes: “I can do all kinds of plastering and related jobs, from skimming and finishing to dry lining, stud partitioning, over-boarding, damp proofing – you name it, I’ll do it!” Having worked in the building trade since leaving school, Rob soon discovered his talent and area of specialism, and has been a self-employed plasterer since 1999. With his

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And Another Thing... Tom Goes On a Date

Last Wednesday morning chez Hughes witnessed that most unusual of events – both Sarah (My Dearly Beloved) and I had the day off. Anticipating fierce negotiations regarding the use of our precious spare time, I decided to revert to my default position – that of immediately giving in. That way, the dreaded schlep to the retail park and the subsequent feigning of interest in soft furnishings would be over much more quickly. But Sarah had a surprise up her sleeve. “Tom, you don’t really want to go to the Outlet Village today, do you?” Spotting an escape route, I decided to bide my time and not break for cover too early. “I don’t mind darling…what did you have in mind?” “Well, I’ve been reading a book all about relationships – don’t look at me like that – and I’ve decided that today we should do something that we haven’t done in ages and please wipe that smirk off your face. So…why don’t we.... go the cinema? You know, like a proper date?” I began to cheer up at the thought of an afternoon immersed inside a suspenseful twisty plot, but then it hit me – what awful saccharine-soaked weepy would I be forced to endure? “Yes but which one darling? We’re spoilt for choice.” My worst fears were confirmed as she reeled off the title of the latest box office tear-jerker however it was still preferable to an afternoon’s shopping. I queued in the vast foyer of the multiplex for some cola and popcorn. Eventually the youth behind the counter advised me (for an extra thirty pence) to go large. After I acquiesced he presented me with a vast carton of pop which looked like it had been donated from the set of The Borrowers. I popped my head to one side of the enormous plastic cup and said to the bored looking young man, “You sure this is the biggest one?” As the confused assistant gave me a stare as blank as a starting pistol Sarah, suitably armed with comestibles, dragged me towards screen 8. Blissfully the auditorium was almost empty, meaning we could enjoy the film without the dreaded witterings of garrulous cinema goers. After an infomercial from some American about turning off one’s phone, the lights dimmed and the BBFC notice appeared. Then – my worst nightmare – a shaft of light as the screen doors opened to reveal two scruffy-looking couples, laden with nachos, hot dogs and all other matter of junk. I groaned as they fell up the stairs and plonked themselves noisily behind our seats.

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“The greasy smell I can just about cope with, I just pray they will keep quiet,” I said. “Those hot dogs don’t smell too bad.” “I wasn’t talking about the food.” The film began, as did the sniggers, the loud whispering and the crunching. The cacophony now unbearable, I decide to meet this egregious flouting of the rules head on. I did what any other polite Englishman would do: I tutted very loudly. “Tom, shush I can’t enjoy the film.” “Well I can’t make head nor tail with that lot jabbering on.” There was only one thing for it – time to deploy the icy stare. Useless. The inane blather continued unabated. I couldn’t cope any longer. Our date was turning into a disaster. Suddenly I stood up and announced in a loud voice, “Sorry Sarah, but I can’t do this anymore.” With a glare at our noisy neighbours, who immediately began nudging each other, I flounced down the aisle and flopped into a seat at the front. As the credits rolled at the end of the silly sugary movie, I wiped something from my eye and rejoined my wife who, resisting my attempts to link arms, strode off towards the exit. It was only when sat back in the car that the full extent of spousal wrath was unleashed. “Well that wasn’t embarrassing at all, was it?” “Listen dear, you shouldn’t care what people think. Anyway, it’s not like we knew anyone.” “Oh really? Well look at this on my Facebook: ‘Hi Sarah, hope you enjoyed the film! By the way, how are things at home?’” From the look on my Dearly Beloved’s Face the answer was clear – icy! By Tom Hughes Follow Tom @groomsdaybook

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The Diary of a Local Mum Smile for the Camera I love taking photos. I’m acutely aware of how fast the years are flying by – and of how poor my memory is – so recording places we’ve been, things we’ve done, even the most mundane of activities, is really important to me. It’s easy to think you’ll always remember a moment or, when every inch of your child’s face is so familiar, you think that image will be imprinted on your mind forever. But, sadly your brain gets cluttered up with all sorts of day-to-day rubbish and the memories you want to hold close and treasure forever begin to fade, or alter slightly. Was she wearing pink shoes or white ones at that wedding? Did he lose his front teeth before or after that holiday? They’re insignificant details and yet, when you’re trying to recall the exact way a moment looked and felt, they’re all important. So, I snap away as much as possible. Although most of these photos are just stored away digitally, I know they’re there to look back on and reminisce whenever I feel the need – and, when my kids are older, I hope they’ll enjoy doing the same. My son’s huge grin the first time he went on a rollercoaster. My daughter’s expression when she opened that birthday present she thought she’d never get. The first time Grandma held her grandchild. How small our puppy was when we first brought him home. They’re priceless. Just looking at a photograph can immediately transport you back to the time it was taken, bringing back memories of not only how it all looked but also how it felt – the heat of the sun, the smells, and the emotions that surrounded the event. This can be great…but as we are all well aware, sometimes there’s more to the story behind a snapshot! One particular photo springs to mind featuring my two, then aged 1 and 3, wearing Santa hats, cuddling and smiling. It was supposed to be a picture for a Christmas card

so not a natural shot but a contrived scenario to capture, erm, ‘Christmas cheer’. Although it looks cute on the surface it always makes me feel sad because I remember my senseless need to pursue this ‘perfect shot’ for no apparent reason despite a total lack of cooperation, causing tears, tantrums and resulting in lots of bribery. On this occasion, the perfect picture isn’t quite as it seems... For the most part, however, I try to capture moments exactly as they are. Holiday photos bring back many memories of happy times – things we’ve seen, places we’ve been and experiences we’ve shared together. Or, have we? The thing is, because I like taking photos, it’s automatically my job. I’m always the one behind the lens snapping away and, unless I specifically ask to have a photo taken (which I rarely do because, ironically, I hate having my picture taken) I’m not very often on them. Last year we spent a very lovely weekend in Barcelona and I’ve got some great pictures to remember it by… but, apparently, I wasn’t there at all! Likewise, a recent trip to Center Parcs. Hmm, there’s a theme emerging here! Will my kids look back on photos in years to come and wonder why mum was so absent from their childhood? On the rare occasion I do have photos taken I’m a devil for deleting them because I look fat, my hair’s a mess, I didn’t realise I looked that bad in that outfit…you name it. But, I’m going to stop. I impose all this happy snapping on others because I know how precious yet transient these moments are. So next time we’re out, or away, or even just playing a game at home, I’m going to ask for a photo…and no matter what I look like, I’m going to save it. My kids are my world and I’m with them and there for them every step of the way, no matter what. They know that now but, when they’re all grown up and looking back at childhood memories, I want them to be able to see it too. Say cheese!

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Animal Tales Wolf Rescue I’ve always loved wolves; even as a child all I wanted to do was study them. Their instinctive need to protect their pack, how they survive in both cold and hot climates, their ability to survive – and thrive – within some of the harshest terrain; it’s just incredible. I first encountered wolves at a young age, when on a primary school trip to a zoo. I immediately became enchanted with the pure majesty and power that they possess. Shortly after that, I started volunteering at a wolf sanctuary. The call came early in the morning; the sun had yet to rise in the dark violet sky. An anonymous tip: someone had a wolf pup as a pet. Then commenced a frenzied race to load everything up, two of the older wolves included, and get to the destination before the owner had time to hide the pup. I climbed in just as the transport truck pulled away from the relative safety that the sanctuary offered; the wolves in the back needed a handler to accompany them, they didn’t do well with travelling. I sat with them wondering what to expect when we arrived. I hoped that we’d got there in time, and prayed that the pup was okay. When we arrived, the owner was standing stoically outside. He presented us with an exotic pet licence which states that as long as he has the licence and that it’s still valid he can, by law, own exotic animals as pets. I handed the licence to my supervisor who began to run a check to see if it was valid. Once this was complete, we had all we needed to retrieve the pup from the property and take him to the sanctuary with us. I returned his licence to him stating that the licence he owned wasn’t valid in this country; he refused to hand the pup over. I took a step back towards the truck, the wolves were becoming restless…they wanted to return, they didn’t like the current situation. After a few hours, we ended up with no choice but to enter the property and retrieve the pup; we went

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into the back garden and could tell right away that the pup needed help. As we tried to approach the malnourished pup, nestled in his matted black fur we noticed a chain wrapped securely around his neck, digging in and drawing blood. We approached slowly so as not to scare the pup; he was suffering enough. As soon as someone got close enough to remove the chain, I ran through the property to fetch the two wolves that we had brought with us and raced with them back to the garden. When I arrived, with the two wolves close behind me, I noticed the pup cowering. As soon as he spotted the others, however, he seemed to calm down. I sat on the cold, wet ground and waited patiently for the pup to approach. I needed to remain calm despite the dire situation; if we didn’t get the pup help soon he wouldn’t make it. As time slowly slipped by, the pup’s health was becoming worse; the wound inflicted by the chain had been left untreated and no one could get close enough to have a look. The wolves we had brought along wanted to return home but we couldn’t do that until we had the pup secured…we weren’t leaving without him. The wolves either side of me stepped forward and approached the pup; the male was the first to return to my side with the female close behind cradling the pup in her jaws. She slowly placed him in my lap; I noticed he was asleep. I quickly wrapped him in a blanket and raced back to the transport truck with the two adults close behind me. “Let’s move!” my supervisor shouted. The wolves and I jumped into the back of the transport truck and we took off back to the safety of the sanctuary; the wolves were ecstatic to be going home and so was I. Finally, after a long day, the pup was safe.

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Horsley Woodhouse Carnival 14th July 2018

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Right at Home is one of the UK’s most trusted care companies. Our local team of friendly, reliable carers specialise in assisting people who may need a helping hand with dayto-day tasks in their own home.

Our services include: ● Companionship ● Transportation and errands ● Meal preparation ● Light housekeeping ● Help with washing, dressing and personal care ● Young adults with disabilities ● Post-operative support ● Holiday and respite cover ● Specialist dementia care ● Managed live-in care To find out how we can help care for you or your family, call

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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 Sue Hopkins, The Flower Shop who provides a wonderful service or who works hard to make a difference. Let All Things Local surprise them with a fresh bouquet of flowers. All Things Local has joined forces with Sue Hopkins (pictured) from The Flower Shop in Horsley Woodhouse, to offer readers the chance to show their appreciation for a fellow member of the community. The recipients of this issue’s bouquet are the staff and residents of Kilburn Care Home in Kilburn. They were nominated by Jenny Sutton of Marehay. Here’s what Jenny wrote: “I would like to nominate Kilburn Care Home - all the staff and residents to receive the Friendship Blooms bouquet. My mum Hazel Booth lives there, the staff work tirelessly caring for her. She has lost the use of her legs and has dementia, and has been very poorly with chest infections and a nasty abscess in her mouth since Christmas and has had excellent care. I’m sure everyone in the home would really enjoy the flowers. A huge thank you to them all. I can recommend the care home to anyone.” Jenny Sutton Nominate someone to receive the next bouquet. All you have to do is state, in no more than 100 words, who you are nominating. Include their address and the reasons why you are nominating them. You can nominate more than one person if they are living/working at the same address… and remember, flowers don’t just have to be for women! The only rule is that the person receiving the flowers must live or work in the distribution area of All Things Local Village Edition (listed on front cover). Just write your nomination on a piece of paper and send to Friendship Blooms, All Things Local, 74 Woodhouse Road, Kilburn, Belper, Derbyshire DE56 0NA or e-mail your nomination to putting ‘Friendship Blooms’ as the subject. Please include your full name, address and daytime telephone number on your nomination.

Pictured left to right – staff members Ramona Bortos and Lynne Owen receive the blooms from Jenny Sutton

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Upbeat: Doorstep Crime As the weather starts to get nicer, police sometimes see an increase in reports about rogue traders calling at homes and pressurising people, often elderly or more vulnerable residents, into paying large amounts of cash for work which might not be necessary. How to spot a rogue trader: Rogue traders are people claiming to be builders or traders wanting to do urgent repairs or work. They talk residents into making quick decisions; paying in advance and will do poor work at highly inflated prices. Older adults are more at risk of being targeted because they are more likely to agree to work, or to trust people who turn up unannounced and say they are from the council, utility, social or health services, or even the police. They are also more likely to let someone they have never met into their home if they think they need help, to use their toilet, the phone or other excuses. In the most serious cases, rogue traders will return to the same victim repeatedly until their savings are exhausted.

How to protect yourself: • If you are not sure who is at the door, don’t open it. • Check the identity of any caller. Confirm who they are by calling the company they work for using a number from the telephone directory or a bill. • Ask a neighbour to come around to check them before you open the door or tell them to come back at a time when someone will be with you. • Before answering the front door, make sure your back door and any windows are locked and closed. • Always use the door chain. • If the caller is selling something or offering to do work on your home or garden, ask them to leave. Genuine, reputable firms won’t need to drum up business by cold calling. You can also help others who might be at risk by looking out for neighbours, friends or relatives and encouraging them not to open the door to anyone they are unsure of. Keep an eye on people calling in the area or acting suspiciously. If they appear to be using a vehicle, or if a car or van that you wouldn’t normally see has been in the area a while, take down as many details as you can and report it to the police on 101. Always use 999 in an emergency, where you are concerned about someone’s safety or think a crime is in progress.

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Your Horoscope June and July 2018 June starts with a brilliant aspect between love planet Venus and Jupiter, the planet of luck and abundance. The mystical planet Neptune is also involved, offering the opportunity to use visualisation and intuition for all creative projects. Relationships are positively favoured this month, ushering in a sense of the dramatic as Venus moves into Leo on the 14th. Mars remains in quirky Aquarius all month, but be aware that Mars is entering a long retrograde phase on the 27th; this could seriously slow things down, so do try to get any important projects that must be finished off the ground before then. The potent Gemini new moon on the 13th stirs up some motivating energy; communicative Mercury is also in Gemini offering excellent opportunities for brilliant new ideas. A challenge between home and career is possible with the Capricorn full moon on the 28th. July: Action-packed Mars is retrograde in Aquarius all month; expect things not to move at the pace that you would like. Be patient and use this time for revisiting anything that might need adjusting. The new moon in Cancer on the 13th brings opportunities for new beginnings and breakthroughs. Sensitive Cancer is the sign of the family and of the past; important adjustments in the home can be viewed in a different light and tackled successfully. Venus, the goddess of love and relationships, is in playful Leo until the 10th and Mercury remains in Leo all month. Leo energy is passionate, creative and fun loving and offers some excellent opportunities for romantic encounters and all kinds of joyous relationships. The full moon is in Aquarius on the 27th. ARIES: MARCH 21 - APRIL 20 June: Mars, your ruling planet, is in eccentric Aquarius all this month offering you the perfect opportunity to sweep out the old and create space for the arrival of exciting new energy. Romance and friendship look lively as Venus moves into passionate Leo on the 14th; take advantage and make sure that socialising is your top priority. July: Mars, your ruler and the planet of action and motivation is somewhat thwarted by the retrograde phase. Use this month wisely to review how you use your energy where friendships and groups are concerned. With Mercury in confident Leo your creative skills will be at their best. TAURUS: APRIL 21 - MAY 21 June: Unpredictable Uranus, newly arrived in your sign and in challenging aspect to Mars, is demanding that you continue with the changes that now have to be made. Take positive action to expand your ambitions and be sure to take advantage to meet new people who can, in turn, influence your work progress. July: During July your home and family are positively highlighted; you’ll also be amazed at how you relate to intuitive and creative new ways of thinking. The new moon in sensitive Cancer on the 13th brings a new project into focus and help may arrive from unexpected quarters. GEMINI: MAY 22 - JUNE 21 June: It’s your birthday month and it starts well with the Sun in close alignment with Mercury, your ruler. It’s time to be absolutely clear about what you want, what’s best for you and not for others. Make the most of partnerships and relationships, particularly around the new moon on the 13th. July brings a different kind of energy to the forefront as the way you communicate comes into focus. With Venus and Mercury both in fun loving Leo you’ll be ready to examine creative new ways of increasing your earning potential. Now is the perfect time to reach out and be bold. CANCER: JUNE 22 - JULY 22 June: Venus, the love planet, is in brilliant aspect to mystical Neptune, offering the perfect opportunity for a new romantic encounter or the chance to vamp up an existing one. After the 14th your finances come into focus and you should be in the right frame of mind to make some important decisions. July is your birthday month and new and exciting opportunities are strongly highlighted. Jupiter returns to direct motion on the 11th illuminating love and romance! The new moon in your sign on the 13th marks a turning point and you’ll feel a strong drive to improve your life on many levels. LEO: JULY 23 - AUGUST 23 June: Keep an open mind if you have any set plans around the time of the Gemini new moon on the 13th. The social sector of your chart is in the spotlight offering new friends and exciting new experiences. Venus moves into your sign on the 14th; maximise your potential and put your powers of judgement to the test. July: Venus and Mercury are favourable in your sign, ensuring that there is plenty of scope for renewed success. Uranus makes a challenging aspect to Mercury indicating that you may have to rethink a career move. The Cancer new moon on the 13th may offer an opportunity to work behind the scenes. VIRGO: AUGUST 24 - SEPTEMBER 22 June: Abundant Jupiter is strong in your communication sector at the moment and urges you to take a different viewpoint on things that have been bothering you lately. This could be the most important month of the year for new developments and radical change. The new moon on the 13th suggests a rapidly-changing work picture. July brings renewed vigour as expansive Jupiter goes back into direct motion after the 11th. Projects that have been on hold can be reviewed and there is opportunity to advance in a positive way. The Aquarian full moon on the 27th indicates that it may be time to put something firmly in the past.

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Community LIBRA: SEPTEMBER 23 - OCTOBER 23 June: The Sun and Mercury are highlighting the sector of your chart that loves faraway places; this is emphasised by the new moon on the 13th. Making travel plans will be fun this month, particularly those involving the one that you love. New friends appear as Venus moves into playful Leo after the 14th. July: Finances get a boost as mighty Jupiter moves direct on the 11th indicating positive new earning potential. The Sun illuminates the highest point of your chart, emphasising your goals and the importance of planning ahead and making long-lasting changes. SCORPIO: OCTOBER 24 - NOVEMBER 22 June: The Sun, Mercury and the new moon all gather in your financial sector around the middle of the month. A review is overdue and this is a good time to check your investments and resources. Jupiter in your sign indicates that a bold approach might pay off when it comes to making money. July: Mars is in challenging aspect to Jupiter in your sign, emphasising the importance of staying focussed on the task at hand. Strong planetary emphasis on your career and goals offers excellent opportunities for new directions. The new moon in Cancer on the 13th enables you to broaden your horizons. SAGITTARIUS: NOVEMBER 23 - DECEMBER 21 June: Close relationships are the focus of the month for freedom loving Sagittarians. You might be asking yourself if you are giving enough time to family and to your loved one. The new moon on the 13th has the potential for new beginnings, but take care that you are not insensitive to those close to you. July shines the spotlight on adventures and new directions; restless Sagittarians are ready for new challenges. The intuitive Cancer new moon on the 13th focusses on finances and resources and the full moon on the 27th indicates that things need to become much clearer where your ultimate goals are concerned. CAPRICORN: DECEMBER 22 - JANUARY 20 June brings your working life into the spotlight; it’s time to banish fears and allow yourself to consider what you really want before leaping into a new job or taking on a new position. Working with the inspirational Gemini new moon on the 13th opens up some exciting possibilities that you don’t to want to miss. July: The Sun illuminates the relationship area of your chart; you’ll feel like setting your sights very high and you are not at all afraid to go after what you truly desire. Venus and Mercury in Leo bring finances to your attention as an important issue comes to the forefront around the new moon on the 13th. AQUARIUS: JANUARY 21 - FEBRUARY 18 June: Make the most of the love planet Venus in the sensitive sign of Cancer until the 13th. It’s perfect for a new romance or the revival of an established one. Motivational Mars in your sign favours getting out and about and doing your own thing, but as the retrograde phase begins things will slow down to a more steady pace. July: Your work, lifestyle and your health are all in the spotlight this month as the radiant Sun illuminates this area of your chart. With Mars retrograde in your sign all month your energy will be low and you might need to keep a low profile and your demands simple. The new moon on the 13th brings a welcome boost. PISCES: FEBRUARY 19 - MARCH 20 June: Your home and family life are top priority this month and it looks as if things could get rather hectic! Important planetary movements in restless Gemini stir up the way you communicate your ideas and feelings. Take the opportunity to fulfil several different tasks simultaneously as you need to be prepared for inevitable change. July: The Sun, your ruler Neptune and abundant Jupiter form a wonderfully creative aspect pattern in your chart this month. An exciting new idea presents itself and there’s vibrant energy for a project to get off the ground. The Cancerian new moon on the 13th helps negotiations and big plans move forward more positively.

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St. John’s Heritage Centre, Belper The architectural style of St John’s Chapel indicates a building date of around 1250, making it the oldest building still in use in Belper, although no longer as a chapel. Its importance as a place of worship gradually diminished over the years and the headmaster of St John’s School, which was then adjacent to the chapel, took a special interest in its care and preservation. Mr Whitworth was a founder member of Belper Historical Society, and some of its collection was stored in the vestry and put on display occasionally in the chapel. Dwindling use led, by 1985, to the prospect of redundancy. The Historical Society lobbied hard by letters and public meetings to preserve and find another use for this important building, and by 1990 Belper Town Council had decided to lease and refurbish the chapel with the council chamber at the west end separated by a windowed wall from the meeting room and heritage centre. Early memorials remain on the walls, and in the council chamber hang portraits of influential men such as G. Herbert Strutt. The vestry was converted into a room for the Town Clerk, two toilets and a small kitchen. There was not enough space to house the Society’s growing collection of artefacts and documents, nor to establish a museum. Nevertheless, the Society did what it could to duplicate material and photographs and place these in folders for the public to look at.

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“Britain in Bloom” and as “Best High Street” are on display. Latterly, the Town Council has been expanding its own use of the building so that the public has had minimal access to the council chamber, making it difficult to see items of historical interest within. Belper Town Council no longer opens the Heritage Centre to the public on a Saturday or for meetings in the evening, but access should still be possible on weekdays between 9.30am and 12.30pm when the Town Clerk is there, unless there is a council meeting. The town’s Roll of Honour, the book recording the names of the soldiers killed in the First World War, remains on view at the east end of the building, and it is intended that a page will be turned at the end of each month until November.

The Society’s talks now take place at Strutts Community Centre, the former Herbert Strutt School, opposite Babington Hospital on Derby Road. On Wednesday 6 June at 7.30pm, Adrian Farmer will describe recent research into “Belper in World War One”, and there will be a walk led by Adrian relevant to this topic on Saturday, 7 July at 2pm from Strutt’s North Mill. On Wednesday, 4 July at 7.30pm at Strutts, Derby Road, Adrian Keetley will describe and illustrate the 55-mile walk along the “Derwent Valley Heritage Way”. All are welcome, and the cost to visitors is £3. Please contact the Secretary, Adrian Keetley, on 01773 599089 if you need further information. Inside St John’s looking east in 1975

Inside St John's looking east in 1975 For the millennium, a Heritage Lottery Grant was obtained and a series of exhibition boards were made illustrating the history of the town using photographs from the Society’s collection. They were dedicated to the memory of Marian Robson, a founder member and first secretary of Belper Historical Society and remain on display at the moment. Other items of interest have been added to show the more recent progress of the town. Gifts and mementoes

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Clubs, Societies, Groups, Classes Belper

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

Belper Civic Forum Civic association for Belper parish (including Milford) particularly concerned with planning, services, town improvement and heritage matters.Email or Roger Shelley 01773 829176 Belper Community Church Meets three times a month at Whitemoor Centre 10.30am Sundays on John O’Gaunts Way. Modern Church for all ages. Tel: Mark or Riaan on 01773 441211. Belper Community Cottage Community Centre, 16 Chapel Street, Belper, run by volunteers for the people of Belper. Four meeting rooms for hire at very reasonable rates. To hire or to look around call 01773 880364. Belper Countryside Joggers Jog Derbyshire group. Meets on Belper Lane across from the Talbot Hotel. Mondays at 7.45pm (beginners), Thursdays at 7.30pm (intermediates). Belper & District Organ & Keyboard Club Belper Congregational Church, Green Lane, Belper. Concerts on 3rd Saturday monthly. Social evenings on alternate Thursdays 7pm to 10pm at Belper Heritage Centre. Nigel Dawes: 01773 827204.

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. 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 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 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. 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

Belper Freedom Feed Em At No28 The Market Place, Belper. Community focussed food for all! Alternate 4th Tuesday and Thursday of each month at 6:30pm. 3 courses, prepared by volunteers, pay what you want, proceeds to charity. Booking essential via Facebook ‘Belper Freedom Feed Em’ group. All welcome. Vegans, veggies, food allergies catered for. Belper Gardening Club Meets 4th Monday each month at No. 28 Belper Market Place DE56 1FZ, 7.30-9.30pm. (Aug and Dec date may change). Guest speakers, plant and seed swaps, trips and events, skills workshops, socialising. Email: Tel: 07966 307000/01773 821288. Belper Golden Rainbows LGBT friendship and social support group. Meets 3rd Weds of each month 1-3pm at The Cottage Project, 16 Chapel St, Belper. Free admission & refreshments. Contact Narvel: / 01773 824483. 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 Belper Harriers Joggers Jog Derbyshire group.Meets at Belper Leisure Centre. For all jogging abilities. Tuesdays 7pm. Contact Geoff: 07802 657321 Belper Historical Society Talks programme on first Weds of the month at Strutts Community Centre, Derby Road, 7.30pm. Email or call 01773 599089. Belper Junior Musical Theatre Singing group for 7+ years. Meet on Wednesdays at the former Strutt’s School on the corner of Gibfield Lane, Belper, 6pm - 7.15pm. Call: 01332 881766.

Badger Explorer Scout Unit Christ Church, Bridge Street, Belper. Teenagers, male and female, 14 to 18. Explorer leader Paul Maddison: 01773 880422.

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

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

Belper Marlin Swimming Club GET INVOLVED: Competitive Swimming. Main sessions at Belper Leisure Centre Friday 8-9, Sunday 5-7. Details and contacts:

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 Bowls Club Belper Meadows, off Bridge Street, Belper. More details from secretary Graham Sheldon 01773 827548, or New members 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 Richard Nayler: 07500 151811

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 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 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 Bridge Club Meets every Friday at 6.50pm at the Masonic Hall, Campbell St, Belper. All welcome. Belper Buggies Walking/fitness group. Meet at the bandstand at Belper River Gardens 1.30pm on Wednesdays. Free session. Contact: Sam Draper 07891 571488. Belper Cadets Parade on Monday & Wednesday 18.45 to 21.00 at the Drill Hall, Clusters Road, Belper (near Long Row School) Open to all young people 12-18. Contact Darron Moody 07921 501981. Belper Chess Club Every Wednesday at The Old Kings Head, Days Lane, Belper. Start time 7.30pm. Secretary David Woodhouse:, Tel: 01335 372104 / 07976 701995.

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Belper Musical Theatre Musical theatre shows performed every February and singing concerts performed at intervals throughout the year. Meet 7.30pm on Wednesdays at former Strutt’s School, Gibfield Lane, Belper. Call: 01773 825938. Belper Netball Club Fun and social netball training sessions for all ages (over 16) and abilities. Saturdays 11am-12 and Wednesdays 8-9pm at Belper Leisure Centre. £3.50 per session. New members welcome. BelperBacktoNetball/ Belper Players Mondays at Strutt Centre, Derby Road and Thursdays at Lion Hotel, Bridge Street at 7:30pm. Wanting new members – actors, backstage and front of house. Secretary Joyce Towle: 01335 370827. Belper Pop Quiz Club The Strutt Club, Campbell Street every Sunday, September to April at 8.15pm (entrance through Arkwrights Bar). Friendly pop quiz with music and questions. Join a team or form one of your own. More info

Belper Singers Chamber choir of 24 voices, repertoire includes sacred and secular works, mostly unaccompanied. Vacancies for experienced tenors and basses. Rehearsals Wednesdays, 8pm to 10pm, Congregational Church, off Green Lane, Belper, DE56 1DB. or email Belper Social Club for the Disabled Every second Wednesday at The Whitemoor Centre, John O’Gaunts Way, Belper, 7.30pm. Barbara Pickering: 01773 823803. Belper Stroke Club Belper Leisure Centre, off Kilbourne Road, Belper, 2pm to 4pm on alternative Tuesdays. Contact Derek Payne 01773 825219, Belper Sub-Aqua Club Belper Leisure Centre, off Nottingham Road, Belper, every Wednesday 8pm to 9pm - scuba training for beginners. Tony Slator 01773 825137. Belper Tae Kwon-Do School Belper Leisure Centre, Kilbourne Road, Belper. New beginner classes, age 4 and above, Saturday 9.30am to 10.30am; Wednesday 5.15pm to 6.30pm. New beginner adult classes, Sunday 7.30pm to 9pm, and Wednesday 8pm to 9.30pm. 4th Dan, Karl Duro: 07946 593363. Belper Toy Library Weds 10am – 12noon, Belper Community Hall and Thurs 1.30pm – 3.30pm, The Bungalow, Belper School, John O’Gaunts Way. ‘Stay & Play’ session fee £2.50 per family (up to 3 children), additional visitors 75p each. Includes 1 week’s free toy hire (for members), craft activity, refreshments. One-off lifetime membership fee £10, discounted to £7.50 if join at session (group & child minder membership available). Email: Call: 0845 3102738 Belper Town Wind Band Methodist Church Hall, Openwoodgate, Belper, on Tuesdays, 7.15pm. Brass and wind instrument players any age, average to good abilities, welcome. Gaynor Lovett: 01332 881875. Belper U3A Self help social and education group for retired people. Open meetings on 1st Friday of the month. 10am at Strutt’s, Derby Road, Belper. New members welcome. Roma (01773) 821499. Belper Ukulele Group Every other Tues, 6.30-8pm at Belper Unitarian Church. All welcome, with or without a ukulele - we have spares. Music sheets available. Beginners welcome! Search Belper Ukulele Group (BUG) on Facebook.

Little Black Book 7.15-9.30pm, Mondays. New members welcome, or just sit and listen. Paul: 01773 748986. Derbyshire Children’s Centre Alder Road, Belper. For a guide to free activities in the area, call 01773 826651 or e-mail for further details. Dru Yoga Mixed ability class Tuesdays 6 – 7.30pm at Strutts Community Centre, Derby Road, Belper. Contact Kath for info or to book: 07586 298809; Facebook: Kath’s Dru Yoga. Fleet Arts The Fleet, Belper. A local charity delivering high quality arts opportunities within the community. Rooms for hire including Music Rehearsal space at very reasonable rates. Details: 01773 820484, Email or visit Folk Friendzy Traditional Dancing for youngsters 5-19 years old at Belper Community Hall (behind Belper Library, Bridge Street, Belper.) Saturdays 9am to 12.30pm. Also at Fleet Arts Centre, The Fleet, Belper on Wednesdays 6.30pm to 9pm. New dancers welcome. 01773 743741. Friends of Belper Parks A community group who holds events and work parties to improve and maintain Belper Parks. See website or ring Dave 01773 824743. Friends of Belper River Gardens Organising concerts, events and taking part in working parties to make use of and help improve Belper’s unique Edwardian riverside gardens. Trevor 01773 821920 Genus (Belper District) Scout Network For boys and girls 18-25. Contact network leader Adam Thompson 01332 841744; email or visit Goryukan Belper Aikido Club Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper DE56 1UU, Tuesday & Thursday nights. Contact Henry Sensei on 07538-757073/Email:

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.

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

Bereavement Support Group The Cottage Project, Chapel Street, Belper every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month 10am to 12noon. 01773 880364. 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 Room 10 at The Strutt Centre Belper. Admission £5, includes drink/biscuits. Info: Debbie 07898984636. Cheerleading Classes Belper Leisure Centre, for ages 5 and over, Saturday 10.20am 11.20am. Classes also in Heanor and Smalley. Full details from Nicky Horton: 07748 148626. Chevin Probus Club For retired professional/businessmen in Belper, Duffield, Little Eaton and surrounding area. Meet at 10.30am for coffee on third Monday each month at Lion Hotel, Bridge Street Belper for talks/lunches, 11am. Occasional trips out for members and partners. Eric Allen: 01773 823105. Community Crafts Card-making classes at Belper Community Hall, Bridge Street, alternate Thursdays 10am to 12noon. £5 per session. Kelly Austin: 01773 763841, or Compassionate Communication Practice Group First Saturday of the month, 10.30am to 12.30pm at the Strutts Centre. Learn how to use Nonviolent Communication (NVC) to enhance relationships & resolve conflicts. Info: Fran Hill 07955 588356 or Creation Station Creative classes for babies/pre-schoolers and parents. Wednesdays at The Strutts Centre, 10:00 – 10:45 (15months to 5 years) and 11:15 – 12:00 (6 months to 14 months). Contact Kay 07875054266. Dalesmen Male Voice Choir of Belper Practice at the old Herbert Strutt School, Strutt’s Centre, Derby Road, Belper,

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 Tuesdays 11am – 12 at The Strutts Centre. Gentle yoga for all abilities and ages. Please contact Lynda: 07763778339. No. 28 Community Hall, Belper Market Place Café on Belper Farmers Market days (2nd Sat each month) and on other public occasions with stalls, exhibitions and activities. Heritage-related events, community themed activities, art exhibitions. Community and private hire available. Info:; Parent & Toddler Group at Fleet Arts Every Thursday from 10am to 12pm. All Welcome. Pilates with a Twist Classes in Belper at Fleet Arts – Mondays 6.30pm. Booking is essential on 07970 022101 or email Looking to run more classes in Belper so please get in touch if you’d like a daytime class in the area. Pilates with Tabitha Thursday 9.30 at Vanessa’s Dance School, Derwent Street. Call 07957387333 for more info. Playball Multi-Sport Coaching Session at Fleet Arts For children aged 2 to 4 yrs. Fridays 1.30-2.45pm term time only. Contact: 07935 600027. Pregnancy Yoga Classes at No. 28 The Market Place, Belper. Wednesdays 6.30-8pm. Gentle pregnancy and birth-specific yoga exercises. Experienced pregnancy yoga teacher/NHS midwife Alison Talbot. 07877 970112 Reiki Share Group For Reiki Level 1 or above. Meets first Fri of month at Fleet Arts, Belper. 7pm-9.30pm. New members welcome. Info: Judy 07875 367270. Rotary Club of Belper and Duffield Monday evening 7.30pm at the Lion Hotel, Bridge Street. Info: or Nick Blurton 01773 824607. Rough Truffles Community Choir Singing songs from around the world. Choir is open to everyone, regardless of experience, ability or confidence. No auditions, songs are taught by ear, so no need to read music. Meet upstairs at the Queens Head pub, Chesterfield Road, Belper, every Monday at 8.00pm. All welcome. Details: Royal British Legion (Belper) Club Strutt Street, Belper. Entertainment every Saturday evening from 8.30pm. Also alternate Tuesday evenings from 8.30pm. More info: 01773 822151 Everyone welcome. You don’t have to be ex-military to join.


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Royal British Legion, Women’s Section Royal British Legion, Strutt Street, Belper, last Wednesday each month, speaker, 1-3pm. Also, day after at 10am is a coffee morning with raffle and stalls. New members welcome. 01773 826691.

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

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

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

Yoga with Tabitha Vanessa Millar Dance School, Derwent Street. Monday 7-8. Call 07957387333 for more info. Shape Fitness Strutt’s Centre, Mondays 7.30pm. Pilates with fitness, come and join the fun. Contact Dawn 07917 728912. Shottlegate & District WI The Hut, Lambhouse Lane, Shottlegate, Nr. Belper DE56 2DZ Meet 1st Wednesday of Month 7pm. Details: 01773 827195 Special Friends Parent led play and support group for 0-5’s with additional needs. Siblings welcome. Second Wednesday of every month 9.45-11.45am. Belper Children’s Centre, Alder Road, Belper. DE56 1LP. SSAFA (Belper) Lifelong support for our Forces and their families. Volunteers always needed. Call the Drill Hall, Cluster Road, Belper on 01773 828116 or email Star Roles After-School Drama Club at Fleet Arts For children aged 6 to 11 yrs. Fridays 4.30-6pm term time only. Contact: 01773 880479 or 07760 376467. Strutts Centre Ltd Derby Road, Belper. A thriving community centre run entirely by volunteers. If you wish to hire a space or want more details of the many varied activities held here, ring Strutts on 01773 599993 or visit websites or The Chevin Singers Strutts Centre, Derby Road, Belper, term time Tuesday 10am to 12noon. Unaccompanied singing. No need to read music or have any singing experience. £3 per session. Call 01773 822253 or just turn up at Strutts. The Drop Inn Centre Independent Youth Centre & Charity Advice, support & alternative education for young people Open: Mon 4.30pm - 9.30pm, Tues 6pm - 8pm, Thurs 7pm - 9.30pm. More info: Andrea Fox 07960 576257 email: The Highedge Historical Society Welcomes new members. Parkside Methodist Church, Parkside, Heage on second Monday of each month at 7.30pm. Tiny Talk Baby Signing and Toddler Talk 0-3 yrs. Teach your baby to communicate before they can talk. Help your toddler learn skills needed for pre-school. Tuesdays 11-12noon at The Fit Pit Ground Floor, East Mill, Bridgefoot, Belper DE56 2UA. Contact or 07812 420396 Transition Belper Community organisation and charity working towards a low carbon local economy. Meet at the Go-Green Cafe between 10am and 1pm on the fourth Saturday of each month at No 28, Market Place, Belper. See or email Phone: 07773 667316. Twistin’ Tikes Thursdays 1.45-2.45pm - a new music class for ages 3-5. The Fit Pit, East Mill, Bridge Foot. Contact Jacqui 07977 578359 or Twistin’ Tinies Tuesdays, 1.30-2.40pm. Musical fun and baby-bonding activities for parents and carers with babies age 0-18 months. Suitable from birth. Contact Jacqui, 07977 578 359,, www.facebook/twistintots Twistin’ Tots Mondays 9.45-11.30am and Tuesdays 9.45-11.45am Belper Community Hall. Music and play for under 5s. Contact Jacqui 07977 578359 or Umbrella – Parent/Carer’s Support Group Working to improve the quality of life for disabled children and young adults and their families in Derby City and South Derbyshire. Meet second Thursday in the month, Strutts Building, Derby Rd., Belper DE56 1UU. 10am-12noon. Info: Alisha 01332 785658. Walking for Health Every Wednesday, 10am meet, usually outside Babington Clinic, Babington Hospital (please check prior to walk). 90 minute duration. Detailed schedules & info from Amanda Gowing 01773 523325; Also, Beginner’s Walk every Wednesday 2.15pm, 30 -45 minute duration. Meet at Belper Leisure Centre Reception, John O’Gaunts Way DE56 0DA. Contact Belper Leisure Centre 01773 825285.

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

Codnor & Waingroves 3rd Codnor Scouts For girls and boys aged 6-14. All clubs meet at the Old Cricketer’s Bungalow at the side of the Old Welfare, Codnor. Beavers – Tuesdays 5.15pm till 6.30pm. Cubs – Tuesdays 6.45pm till 8.15pm. Scouts – Fridays 6.30pm till 8.15pm. Ann Cantrill 07817 636232. Amber Valley Rotary Club Meets Tuesdays 6:45 for 7:00pm at Codnor Castle Inn, Ormonde Fields Golf Centre, Nottingham Road, Codnor. New members are welcome. Please contact us first if you are interested. Contact us on 07850 440001 or by our ‘Contact us’ page on Codnor & District WI 2nd Tuesday each month, 7.15pm at Methodist Church Hall, Mill Lane, Codnor. 01773 714098. Derbyshire County Council Children’s Centre – Come Out & Play in Codnor. Peveril House, Codnor. Play and information for families. Wednesdays 1.30pm-3.00pm. Telephone 01629 532601 or email: Jog Codnor Jog Derbyshire Group. Meets at the Poet & Castle Pub. For all abilities. Tuesdays at 7pm Contact: Ben 07500 600171 Stay & Play At Waingroves Methodist Church, every Wednesday during Term Time, 1.30pm - 3pm. Contact Ruth Beresford: 01773 743345. Walking for Health Waingroves Woodland Walk, first Tuesday each month 11am – 12.30pm. Meet at The Marquis of Ormonde, Codnor Denby Lane DE5 9SP. Info: Ripley Leisure Centre 01773 514727.

Denby & Kilburn 1st Horsley & Kilburn Brownies Scout Hut, Highfield Road, Kilburn, Wednesday 6.30pm to 8pm. Call 01332 882535 or 07545 551890 for details. 3rd Horsley & Kilburn Brownies Wednesday 6.30pm to 8pm at Kilburn Methodist Chapel Brown Owl (Trish Rose) 01332 881786 1st Horsley & Kilburn Guides Kilburn Methodist Hall, every Thursday in term time. 6.30pm-7.30pm. Contact: Claire 07545551890 or Amy 07496167260. 1st Horsley & Kilburn Rainbows St Clements Church, Church St, Horsley Thurs 6.00pm – 7.00pm. Contact Sarah 07454224088 1st Horsley & Kilburn Scout Group For boys & girls aged 6 to 14 at Scout HQ, Highfield Rd, Kilburn. Contact: Richard Ward, 01773 857232 or 07795 420505. Chatterbox Café Kilburn Village Hall, Church Street, Kilburn, every second Friday, 10am to midday, in conjunction with Mobile Library sited on car park. Coffee, cakes; relax, chat or read. Enid: 01332 780486. Denby Footpaths Group Maintenance and preservation of local footpaths; community walks, circular routes. Jane: 01332 781305, or e-mail Derbyshire Archery Club Now meet at John Flamsteed School. Shooting at times outside school hours. Frequent tournaments at Kedleston Hall in the summer. Regular beginners’ courses throughout the year. Information on or phone Neil Bryan 01773 824903. Intermediate Adults Dance Classes Kilburn Village Hall, Church Street, Kilburn. Latin American and Ballroom, Thursdays 7.30pm to 8.30pm. Patricia Cooke: 01332 660837. Kilburn Christian Fellowship Meet in Kilburn Village Hall, Church Street, Kilburn, 5pm to 6pm on the second Sunday of each month, refreshments. All ages welcome. Godfrey: 01332 781200 Kilburn Community Choir A time of singing and fun, no experience needed. Meet at Old Oak, Horsley Woodhouse 1st & 3rd Thursdays from 7-8.30pm.Contact 07986 450580 or 01332 780276. Kilburn Life Group 8 Sitwell Drive, Kilburn. 10am to 11.30am first and third Wednesday of month. Discuss issues on life matters. Cynthia: 01332 882713. Kilburn Striders Jog Derbyshire Group Meets at car park opposite Pickford Gardens. For all abilities. Meets at various times. Please call Ross for details. Ross: 07791 683056

Kilburn Wine Circle For those who like wine and would like to learn more. Meets 3rd Wednesday each month at Kilburn Village Hall. Info: or contact David: 01159 303712 Stay ‘n’ Play Kilburn Village Hall, Church Street, Kilburn. Every Thursday 9.15am to 11.15am term time only. Tae Kwon-do & Self Defence Kilburn Village Hall. Adult & Junior classes Sat: 10.00-12.00noon. Sun 9.30-10.30am Panthers 4-7 yrs Sat: 9.00-10.00am & Wed 5.00-6.00pm Contact Shirley 07779 812468 The Wednesday Club The Denby Village Cricket Club, 1st Wednesday every month 2pm–4pm. Betty Holloway 01332 880726. All welcome. Toddlers Inc. Meets at Denby Bottles Methodist Church, Danesby Crescent, Tues 10am – 12noon, in and out of term time. Contact: 01773 743104. Walking for Health Every Thursday, meets 9.30am outside Bourne’s Café, Denby Pottery Visitors Centre, DE5 8NX. 60 minute duration. Also, Progression Walk (120 minute duration) meets 9.30am, same location, first Thursday each month. For details of either walk contact Amanda Gowing 01773 523325; Whist Drive Kilburn Village Hall, Church Street, Kilburn. Fortnightly on Wednesdays 2pm. 01773 741586


1st Duffield Scout Group For boys & girls aged 6 to 14 at Scout HQ, Hall Farm Road, Duffield. Group Scout Leader Alan Hudson: 01332 840377. Adult Ballroom Dance Classes Beginners and improvers at The Ecclesbourne School, Wirksworth Road, Duffield. Thursday 7.30-8.30pm & 8.30-9.30pm term time only. Diane 07935212228 Adult Yoga and Meditation Mondays at Meadows Primary School – Meditation 7-7:25, Hatha Yoga 7:30-9pm (term time only), Tuesdays Yoga 7-8pm (term time) in Ecclesbourne School Sports Hall. For details Contact Anita 01332 842070;; Facebook: YogaNita; Amber Painting Group Friendly Art Group meets every Friday at 1.30 -3.30, Methodist Church Hall, King St, Duffield. New members welcome. Tel: 01332 840707. Baha`i Faith Discussion Group Friendly informal meeting for anyone interested in Oneness of Religion. Every 2nd & 4th Monday, 7.30pm, 53 Broadway, Duffield. Details: 01332 841486 Community Lunch Emmanuel Community Church, 32 Chapel Street, Duffield. Every 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.

Little Black Book Jog Duffield Jog Derbyshire group. Meets at Eyes Meadow. All abilities welcome. Monday 6pm, Tuesday 9.30am and Thursday 6pm. Contact Julie 07934 494121 Kick Fit and Abs Blast Duffield Meadows Junior School – aerobic and conditioning classes. Kick Fit on Wednesdays 6.30pm to 7.30pm, £3.50. Abs Blast on Wednesdays 7.30pm to 7.55pm, £2. Or both for £5. Matt Elliott: 07971 923248 or e-mail MASSIVE – Youth Drop-In Centre Emmanuel Community Church, 32 Chapel Street, Duffield, Fridays during term time. MASSIVE XTREME: (School years 7-9) 4 - 6:30pm, MASSIVE: (School years 10-13) 7 - 9:30pm. Contact Ashlyn: 01332 841386 Messy Church Methodist Church, King Street, Duffield, first Sunday of the month 10.30am - 11.15am. Bible stories, crafts, fun and activities for children of all ages. Children should be accompanied by an adult. Coleen 01332 841788. Music at Duffield Non-profit making music society and registered charity. Info: Pilates with Tabitha 9.30 Tuesday at Hazelwood Church Hall. Call 07957387333 for more info. Seedlings Toddler Group at Emmanuel Community Church Chapel Street, Duffield Tuesdays 9.30 –11.30am (term time) email: Songs of Praise St Alkmund’s Church Duffield, Parish Hall, 1st Monday every month at 2pm. Service with traditional hymns, short talk, and cream tea. 01332 840536. Sparks St Alkmund’s Church Duffield, Parish Church Hall, every 1st Sunday 10am for Primary School aged children. Songs, stories, games and meet Sparky. 01332 840536. The Duffield Club Private members snooker/social club at 13 Town Street, Duffield. Call Glyn: 01332 842421 Twistin’ Tots Pre-school music for ages 0-5, Duffield Methodist Church, King St, Duffield, Fridays 10-11am, no need to book. Contact Jacqui: 07977 578 359, www.facebook/twistintots Who Let The Dads Out! Toddler Group for Dads, Grandads and male carers and their children age 5 and under. Every 2nd Saturday in the month at Duffield Baptist Church, Makeney Road. DE56 4BD. 9 am – 10.30am. Enq: Robin Merrifield , 01335 372039. Yoga with Tabitha Tuesday 10.45am at Hazelwood Church Hall, Thursday 7pm at Ecclesbourne School, Friday 11.30am at Hazelwood Church Hall. Call 07957387333 for more info.

Holbrook 1st Holbrook Scout Group Beavers, Cubs and Scout Group. Meet at Arkwright Hall, Moorside Lane, Holbrook. Leader Mark Hudson: 01773 827083.

Duffield and District Bowling Club Meet at Milford Bowling Green behind Nealies. Paul Greenwood: 01332 840478 or e-mail New members welcome.

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:

Duffield Art Group Weston Centre, Tamworth Street, Duffield, every Friday 2pm. New members welcome. Sylvia Owen: 01773 824534.

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 Baby and Toddler Group Playgroup for babies and pre-school children, every Wednesday 10-11.30am, Duffield Methodist Church, King Street.

Holbrook Friendship Club First Thursday of every month, 2-4pm at the Sports & Social Club, Shaw Lane, Holbrook. Call Secretary Mrs Hall for more information: 01332 882379.

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. 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. 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.

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

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


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

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Baby Sensory Baby development classes at Little Eaton Village Hall, Vicarage Lane, Little Eaton. Meet every Tuesday 10am to 11am. Call Claire 07967 485855 to book your free trial visit. Fitness Training Fast Fitness, Little Eaton Park, Mondays 6-6.30pm, £2.50 Circuit Training, Little Eaton Village Hall, Thursdays 6-7pm, £5.00 Contact: Ailsa Waters 07929 610558 Little Eaton Crown Green Bowling Club St Peter’s Park, Vicarage Lane, Little Eaton. Andy Hardwick 01332-834725; e-mail

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


Amber Valley Tai Chi Chuan The Martial Art of Tai Chi. Kawagishi Dojo (formerly the Riverside Garden Centre). Tuesdays & Thursdays - 6.30-8pm, beginners welcome. Advanced class 8-8.30pm. Phone: 01332 890460; e-mail:; Belper Aiwakai Karate Club Training for all ages and abilities at Kawagishi Dojo, Milford on Tuesdays at 6.30pm-8.30pm. The general club finishes at 7.45pm followed by advanced session running until 8.30pm. Dave Johnson 07954 371945. Karate & Kick Boxing with Ronin Budo Karate Thursday 7.30-8.30pm; Kickboxing Tuesday 6.30-7.30pm (7-11 years), Thursday 8.30-10pm open class. Info: Charles Spring 07980639437;; Milford Baptist Church 23 Chevin Road, Milford. Sunday Worship 10:30am, modern and relevant, coffee after. Kaleidoscope, Interactive Bible Study 1st/3rd Wednesdays 1:30pm. Bible Study, Thursdays 7:30pm. Coffee Morning 1st Friday of month 10am – noon. Disabled friendly. Enquiries 01773 822370 Milford & Makeney WI Meet at Milford Baptist Church, 23 Chevin Road, Milford, DE56 OQH. On first Monday afternoon of the month at 2.00pm. Jo: 01773 825478. Milford Pre-School Milford Primary School, Chevin Road. Morning, afternoon and lunch club sessions for 2-4 year olds; new 9am – 3pm option for 3 & 4 year olds. Government funding can be used for certain sessions. 01332 842913. Pilates with Tabitha Thursday 2-3 at the Riverside Fitness Centre. Call 07957397333 for more info.

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Little Eaton Dance School Little Eaton Village Hall, Little Eaton Park. Meet Saturdays, children 2 and over. Fun classes in ballet, tap, modern, jazz and acrobatic dance. Julie Law: 01332 835392 or 07342 973166.

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

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

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

Little Eaton Gardening Club Meet at the Village Hall, Vicarage Lane, DE21 5EA every 1st Wednesday evening of month 7-9pm. (Autumn & Winter) Excursions during summer months & December event. Visitors welcome. Info: Moira Hutchison 01332 831966.

Smalley Art Group Draw and paint at Smalley Institute, 79 Main Road, Smalley, every Tuesday 10am-12 noon, 1.15-3.15pm and 7-9pm. Wednesday 10am – 12 noon. Joining details from Jean Furmston 01332 780804.

Little Eaton Jog Derbyshire Group Meet under Village Hall balcony. For all abilities. Tuesdays 7pm. Fridays 9:15am (during school term time) Saturdays 8:15am Lesley Crane 07973 440589 |

Smalley Lawn Tennis Club Off Dobholes Lane, next to cricket ground. Membership forms at Bell Inn, Smalley or Flower Shop, Horsley Woodhouse. New members welcome. Visit

Little Eaton Lawn Tennis Club St Peter’s Park, Vicarage Lane, Little Eaton. 3 hard courts, open all year. New members welcome. Visit for application form.

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

Little Eaton Players Amateur dramatic group staging several events a year. Rehearsals on Thursdays at Little Eaton OAP Hall, Barley Close, Little Eaton, 7pm. Steve 07970 969874 or

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

Little Eaton Playschool United Reformed Church, Alfreton Road, Little Eaton. Sessional play, care and learning. Monday to Friday for children 2 years to school age. Free funded places for 3 year olds. New play area and large garden. 07887 990783 or Little Eaton WI Second Wednesday of the month in the Village Hall, Vicarage Lane, Little Eaton. 7.30pm. President: Sue Tulloch 01332 832510; Secretary: Jackie Elliott 01332 831517

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Little Stars Drama Class Little Eaton Village Hall. Every Thursday 4-5pm for 5-10 year olds. Big Characters Drama, every Thursday 5-6pm for 12-18 year olds. Dinky Drama, every Friday 10-11am for 18 months – 4 year olds. Contact Fliss Goldsmith 07718 487079 or for FREE trial session


1st Ripley Scout Group Cubs, Beavers, Scouts 6/14 years for boys and girls. To join call group scout leader, Ron Ashton on 01773 745420 4th Ripley Rainbows For girls age 5+. Visit for details Academy Crafters Meet at Ripley Academy every other Wednesday from 6.30-8.30pm, £2. Get together with likeminded people and craft! Contact or search ‘Academy Crafters’ on FB.

Aim Excelsum School of Music Band practice on Mondays – 5.30pm – 6.30pm. Unit F, Sitwell Business Centre, Heage Road Ind Est, Ripley, DE5 3GH. Suitable for 6+ years of age and parents, of all abilities. For further details please email: Alphabet Childminding Group Meet at Denby Institute. Childminders wishing to join the group can call Marion on 07952 798808, Claire 07891 956715, Trina 07875 142583. Amber Valley Access Group Contact Keith Boot 07980 591801. Email Amber Valley CVS Volunteers needed to work with various organisations. Supports older people, families, children, helps and supports local groups giving advice on funding, as well as offering training, facilities and resources. Further details: 01773 512076 Amber Valley Movie Makers Marehay Miners Welfare, Derby Road, Ripley, meet alternate Tuesdays 7.45pm from September to June. Geoff Thompson: 01773 748559. . Amber Valley Stroke Group Meet alternate Fridays at St Joseph’s Hall, Butterley Hill, Ripley. Supporting stroke survivors. Call Mary 01773 747813. Amber Valley Talking Newspaper People who have difficulty reading can receive tapes of local news (weekly) and magazines (monthly) free of charge. Info: Ellen Hughes 01773 608954. Amber Valley WASPI Women Against State Pension Inequality. Group meets7pm, every second Thursday at Coffee Shop Sainsbury’s Ripley. or email All welcome. Baby Sensory Multi-award winning baby learning and developmental classes suitable from birth to 13 months. Tuesday’s, 10am and 11.15 at Ripley Leisure Centre. Booking essential: or contact Marie 07989 443734 for details.

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

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

Ripley Residents’ Association Meetings last Monday of each month 6.30pm, Field Terrace Community Centre, Ripley. Advice and guidance on issues or concerns residents may have in a friendly, supportive setting. Info: Ruth Burton 07815301528.

Centre Stage Theatre Arts Dance, drama and singing for young people 5 to 18. Every Thursday evening during term time, at Mill Hill School, Ripley. Call 01332 232940 or email for details.

Ripley Rotary Club Meet Tuesdays 6:40 for 7pm at Lumb Farm Country Club, Derby Road, Marehay, Ripley. New members welcome. Contact Secretary on 01773 747415 or email:

Disability Derbyshire Join our support group for people suffering from depression and anxiety. Last Tues of each month 10.30am-12noon. Field Terrace Community Room, Ripley. Info & attendance confirmation: Disability Derbyshire 01773 740246.

Ripley Royal British Legion Branch 3669 Meet first Thursday of every month at The Sir Barnes Wallis Public House, Maple Avenue, Ripley 7.30-9.00pm. All welcome. Info: Chair Dean Fowler 07966 442387 or email

Greenhillock’s Fellowship Club for over 50’s. Wood Street Methodist Church, Ripley, Wednesdays 2pm to 3.30pm. Quality entertainment, speakers, social afternoons, quizzes, day trips. David: 01773 423854.

Ripley Running Club Meet at Ripley Leisure Centre, Derby Road, Ripley every Tuesday at 6.45pm Runners of all abilities welcome. More info: Eleanor Robinson on 01773 541950, or

Hearing Help (AV) Social group every 3rd Wednesday 11.45am-2.30pm. Lip Reading Group every Friday 10am-12pm. At 156 Derby Road, Ripley. 01773 570976. Ivy Grove Surgery Patient Group Meet 7pm last Wednesday monthly (excluding August and December) at Ivy Grove Surgery, Steeple Drive, Ripley, Derbyshire DE5 3TH. New members very welcome. For further information email or visit Moorwood Moor Angling Club Ponds on Inns Lane, South Wingfield, daily 6am to 10pm. More details on membership, and junior teach-in sessions from John and Kath: 01773 746486 Musical Dimension Singing group available for bookings – all monies raised donated to local charities. Practice nights Tuesdays 7.30pm at Marehay Methodist Chapel, Ripley. Call 01773 742017 for details and to book or visit Ripley (Amber Valley) Lions Club Meet every first Monday of the month at the Kestrel Inn, Marehay, 8pm. Geoff Bacon: 01773 608786. Ripley Amateur Drama Group Meet every Mon at Mill Hill School. 7.30pm – 9.30pm. Info: Terry Thorpe 01773 743471 Ripley and District Gardening Club Every third Saturday at Field Terrace Community Centre, Ripley 3pm to 5pm. New members very welcome. Ripley and District Heritage Trust Meet Ripley Town Hall Thursdays 2pm-4pm. New members welcome – contact Tim Castledine on 01773 746954. Ripley & District Twinning Association Twinned with Chateau Renault, France. Monthly meetings. Details from Roland: 01773 746543. Ripley & District U3A Monthly meetings at St Joseph’s Church Hall, Butterley Hill, Ripley. Dates vary. Many different interests catered for. Call Rosie: 01773 743523. Ripley Cadets Parade on Monday & Thursday 18.45-21.00 at the Cadet Centre, Mill Hill School. Open to all young people 12-18. Contact: Jo Moody 0785 2102104 Ripley Classical Music Group Field Terrace Community Centre, Ripley. Meet twice a month, Thursday evening at 7.30pm until 9.30pm. To promote interest in an appreciation of classical music through the recording medium. Concert visits & Christmas social. Contact Philip Outram, Secretary, 01773 746939. Ripley Green Garters Ladies North West Morris Dance Team meet every Tuesday at St Joseph’s Church Hall, Butterley Hill, Ripley, 7.30pm to 9.30pm. Dancers and musicians welcome. 01773 743560.

Ripley School of Dancing Ballroom, Latin American & Old Time Classical. Adult’s practice/tuition class Mondays 7.30 – 8.30pm. Private lessons by appointment at Marehay Methodist Chapel, Ripley. Brenda Jackson 01773 749948. Ripley Tuesday Club Club for over 60’s. Meet every Tues, 2-4 pm at Field Terrace Community Centre, Ripley. Speakers, Bingo, other events and days out. All welcome. Contact Eileen Towndrow 01773 741329. Ripley WI Field Terrace Community Centre, Ripley. 2nd Thursday every month at 7pm. Contact: Christine Byard 01773 745170. Tae Kwon-Do Classes Ripley Infants School, Kirk Close, Ripley DE5 3RY. Tues & Fri at 6pm. David: 01773 744031. Twistin’ Tikes Music for ages 3-5, 1.30-2.30pm, Planet Happy, Heage Rd Ind. Est., Ripley. Contact Jacqui 07977578359,, www.facebook/twistin tots. Twistin’ Tots Fridays at Planet Happy, Heage Rd Ind. Est., Ripley. 9.30-10.30 & 11-12 noon. Music and play for under 5s. Contact Jacqui 07977578359,, www.facebook/twistin tots. WaistWise Free NHS Weight Management Service, available throughout Amber Valley all year round. To find your nearest one call Derbyshire Health Promotion Service on 01246 868468. Walking for Health Ripley Health Walk, every Friday, meets 1pm at Ripley Leisure Centre Reception or Ripley Medical Centre, Derby Road DE5 3HR (30-45 minute duration). Also, Follow-on Walk (90 minute duration) every second, third & fourth Tuesday. Meet at the entrance to Ripley Leisure Centre at 11am. For info on either walk contact Ripley Leisure Centre 01773 514727.

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Bereavement Matters They say that if you wait long enough, old customs will one day come back in fashion and so welcome back to the funeral industry a tradition which was once commonplace – funeral cakes. Once regarded as an essential part of marking someone’s passing, funeral cakes fell out of favour but, believe it or not, funeral directors are now reporting an increase in the numbers of families ordering a special cake for everyone to share during the wake. Admittedly, these are not the cakes of old, which took the form of individual shortbreads which were wrapped in black material and handed out to mourners as keepsakes. Instead, the modern versions resemble wedding cakes and are often lavishly decorated with icing to commemorate the life of whoever’s funeral is taking place. What the two do have in common though is that they represent the attitudes to funerals and dying down the years. The original cakes were mementoes of occasions which, over time, became more gloomy, while the new versions reflect how we have moved on from this and prefer to see funerals as a celebration of someone’s life.

We are not quite at the stage where a funeral is a joyous occasion like a wedding or christening, but we are attending many more services in our roles as funeral directors where there are smiles as well as tears. There are also plenty more arrangements to make, which is also changing our roles. Gone are the days when we arranged a one-size-fits all funeral in a matter of days. Now families choose the type of coffin, they pick the music and readings, they ask us to put photo galleries together and can even decide to have an unusual hearse, as long as it’s a perfect fit for the deceased. The knock-on effect, along with the increasing time it takes to look after the legal side of funerals, means that it’s taking longer to organise funerals and we see families on more than one occasion. This means that we have gone from organisers to people who are by their side on their grieving journey and are there to help them prepare their loved one’s big day so that everything’s just right – whether they’re having a cake or not. By Anthony Topley Funeral director, Gillotts Funeral Directors, Abbott Street, Heanor

Community Diary June/July 2018 June: 1st/2nd: Marde Hen Productions presents ‘Mixed Up’ (contains strong language). 8pm, Strutts Centre, Derby Rd Belper. Tickets £10 07875 648562/07886 017913 or Also June 8th at The Fishpond, Matlock Bath. 2nd: Evening of Clairvoyance with Richard Press, Field Terrace, Ripley DE5 3HL (car park at rear of The Pear Tree pub, Derby Road). 6pm, £5.00 on door. Enquiries: 07773 684305. 9th: Derbyshire Branch of the Embroiderers’ Guild Meeting. 10.30am: Talk, ‘Precious Memories Figures, Faces and Fabric’ by Jo Beattie. 1.30pm – 4pm: workshop. St Mary’s Church Hall, Darley Lane, Derby DE1 3AX. Visitors welcome: 01773 835995 9th: Roast Lunch, 12.30pm Waingroves Methodist Church. 9th: St Matthew’s Church, Morley, Annual Garden Party on the Croquet Lawn at Morley (in church if wet). Opened at 2pm by The Revd Canon Dr Simon Taylor. Free admission. 20th: Belper Golden Rainbows LGBT Group, talk by David Edgley on Older LGBT people in ‘care’ homes. 1-3pm at The Cottage Project, 16 Chapel St, Belper. Free admission. 21st – 23rd: Derby Shakespeare Company presents ‘The Regina Monologues’ (contains strong language/adult themes) 7.30pm daily/2.30pm Saturday matinee. Shakespeare House, 93 Kedleston Road, Derby DE22 1FR. Tickets £7.50 incl. drink. Book: 07870 539522 26th: Waingroves Friends & Neighbours Concert Party’s Summer Soiree, 7.45pm Waingroves Methodist Church. 28th: Belper Freedom Feed ‘Em, Number 28 Market Place, Belper DE56 1FZ. 3 courses, pay what you want, proceeds to charity. Vegan/veggie/food allergies catered for. Child friendly. Booking essential via Facebook: belperfreedomfeedem. July: 7th: Evening of Clairvoyance with Mary Patman, Field Terrace, Ripley DE5 3HL (car park at rear of The Pear Tree pub, Derby Road). 6pm, £5.00 on door. Enquiries: 07773 684305. 13th/14th: Book Sale 3-4.30pm and 6.30-9pm Friday, 10am-12noon Saturday, at Waingroves Methodist Church. 14th: Derbyshire Branch of the Embroiderers’ Guild Meeting. 10.30am: Talk ‘Bolivia to Guatemala by Sarah Hunt’. 1.30pm – 4pm: workshop. St Mary’s Church Hall, Darley Lane, Derby DE1 3AX. Visitors welcome: 01773 835995. 18th: Belper Golden Rainbows LGBT Group, talk by CEO Ian Robson or Andy Brown, Derbyshire LGBT+. 1-3pm at The Cottage Project, 16 Chapel St, Belper. Free admission. 21st: Friends in Harmony Choir’s Summer Concert, 7.30pm, Little Eaton Village Hall, Vicarage Lane, Little Eaton, DE21 5EA. Tickets £6 on door incl. light refreshments. Info: Jan Johnson 01332 550183. 24th – 27th: United Holiday Club, Codnor Methodist Church for children aged 4-12 (afternoons only). Free lunch included. 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 2018 please email it to Deadline is Wednesday 20th June 2018.

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

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Bathrooms: Arctic Interiors Bathrooms & Showers: Bathtime Heanor Bathrooms: Duo Kitchens & Bathrooms Bathrooms: Metro Bathrooms BBQ Products: Signal Fuels Bedrooms: Contour Furnishings Bedrooms: Kitchen & Bedroom Warehouse Blinds: Dragon Blinds of Allestree Builder’s Merchant: Browns Building Work: A and A Building Services Building Work: Bennett Construction Building Work: JJN Building Services Building Work: Keystone Developments Building Work: K J Developments Building Work: L B Building Services Building Work: Thorp Developments Building Work: XL Construction

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Car Body Repairs & Servicing: B A Kelf Car Body Repairs: ChipsAway Car Body Repairs: Martin Buxton Car Servicing, Repairs, MOTs: 20Ten Garage Services Car Servicing, Repairs, MOTs: Grahame’s Autos Car Servicing, Repairs, MOTs: Little Eaton Garage Car Servicing, Repairs, MOTs: Wood Lane Garage Care Homes: Ashmere Care Homes Carer Services: Amber Valley Total Care Carer Services: Right at Home Carpet Cleaning: Roy Milner Carpets & Flooring: Ian Wilson Children’s Store: Children’s Choice Computer Support: Eaton PCs Computer Tuition: Computer Tutor for U Concrete Garden Products: Gem Ornamental Concrete Conservatories, Windows, Doors: Abbey Glass Counselling: Freedom Therapy

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

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Education: Private Tuition Services Electrician: Andy Hill Electrician: McPherson-Davis Electrician: TME Electrical Event: Elvaston Steam Rally

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

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Garage Doors: Ockbrook Garage Doors Garage Repairs: VSF Ltd Garden Living: Cabin Master Garden Machinery Service/Sales: Easy Service & Sales Garden Services: AJS Grounds Maintenance Garden Services: Jaam Properties Garden Services: Really Useful Gardens Garden Services: Team Morley Garden Services: TS Garden Services Garden Services: Your Aspect Garden & Property Services: The Garden Guy Gates, Railings, Handrails: Ornamental Engineering

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Hair: Amber Hair Home & Garden Maintenance: G Wheeldon Home & Garden Maintenance: H & H House & Garden

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Home Care Specialists: Helping Hands Horse Box Repair: PE Loading Ltd Hotel: Morley Hayes

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

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

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Ladieswear & Accessories: Blue Water Ladieswear & Accessories: This Boutique Landscaping: Browns Landscaping Services: Langley Landscaping Services Ltd Loft Ladders: More than Loft Ladders

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Massage: Equilibrium


Osteopath: Osteopathy Derby Oven Cleaning: Spring Fresh

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

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

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

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

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Wardrobes: Gliderobes Washer/Oven Repairs: Washer Care Window Cleaning: Deluxe Window Cleaning Windows, Doors & Conservatories: JJL Double Glazing Windows, Doors & Conservatories: Smartglaze Windows, Doors & Conservatories: Trade Windows Windows, Doors & Conservatories: Weatherseal

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All Things Local - Village Edition - June/July 2018  

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

All Things Local - Village Edition - June/July 2018  

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