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CELEBRATING 10 YEARS OF ALL THINGS LOCAL Packed full of useful information and local advertisers Inside:

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

EDITOR’S LETTER ADVERTISEMENT BOOKING DEADLINE FOR AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2017 IS WEDNESDAY 21 JUNE 2017 Advertising Enquiries: Ruth Brown E: ruth@allthingslocal.co.uk T: 01332 883140 or 07545 261034 W: www.allthingslocal.co.uk

Winners’ Corner

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

Before I nip off and pop open a bottle of Champagne, I’d also like to thank newly-opened Nonno’s Pizzeria on Strutt Street in Belper for supplying a 2 course meal for 2 people as this edition’s crossword prize – it’s in its usual spot on page 6.

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

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

Helen Young – Editorial Copywriter & Coordinator.

Contents Competitions & Puzzles Prize crossword – Win a 2 course lunch for 2 People at Nonno’s Pizzeria, Strutt Street, Belper 6 Children’s Puzzles 58 Friendship Blooms – FREE FLOWERS! 65 Champagne Sudoku 68 Business & Professional Lifestyle Food, Drink, Entertainment Health, Beauty, Fitness Motors Home & Garden Children & Education Community

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Front cover photograph courtesy of Cabin Master of Stapleford (see advert on page 3)

Thank you to all the local businesses that have supported us and entrusted us with their advertising budgets. Many have been advertising since day one … which must mean they’re getting a good response! Of course, the response they receive is down to you for continuing to read All Things Local and for choosing to support the businesses that operate on your doorstep. Keep supporting them and you’re supporting your local economy.

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Prize Crossword Win a 2 Course Meal for 2 People Monday – Thursday at Nonno’s Pizzeria, 17 Strutt Street, Belper DE56 1UN. Drinks excluded. Across 7 8 9 10 11 13 15 17 20 21 22 23

Eighth month (6) Son of a monarch (6) Knock unconscious (4) Family member (8) Award (7) Strangely (5) Begin (5) Fun-loving (7) Single-storey residence (8) A long walk (4) Obstructs (6) A rat (6)

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Mumble (6) Destroy (4) Gazing (7) A fruit (5) Annual celebration (8) Place of learning (6) Fight (8) Scowls (7) Ridicules (6)

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Just complete the simple crossword, cut out and return to: Prize Crossword, All Things Local, 74 Woodhouse Road, Kilburn, Belper, Derbyshire DE56 0NA. Remember to provide your name, address and telephone number. Closing date: WEDNESDAY 14TH JUNE 2017.

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Legal Matters Business & Professional Shacklocks Solicitors

Legal Matters:

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

Charities

Shacklocks LLP, Solicitors and Making a Will is a serious business. It is a Investment Advisors, talks about time which gives many people cause to astop decision that willhow benefit future and think about they want to be remembered when they are gone. generations. Many areattracted attractedbybythe theidea ideaofof Many people people are doing something something to help doing help others othersless less fortunate than theyinpass fortunate than themselves themselves,after either their away, particularly if their family are own lifetime or after their death. This may adequately provided for or if they have no particularly the case theirlike family is close family.beWhilst someif still the idea already adequately for or if they of supporting majorprovided national charities, there have no close are many who family. prefer to benefit more local causes or causes close to their heart, possibly

where they personal Whilst somehave still had like athe idea ofinvolvement supporting or received support duringthere their are lifetime. major national charities, those who prefer to benefit more local causes causes Something that our team will discuss or with close heart, possibly where they clientstointheir this situation is the idea of setting have hadown a personal involvement received up their charitable trust whichorcan continueduring to provide for charitable support theirsupport lifetime. causes of their choosing long after they have passed Creating yourtoown charity One of away. the options open someone means that your trustees can provide with charitable to set up a support to thoseintentions who needishelp most. charity of their own sense whichofcan continue in to There can be a great satisfaction provide charitable causes knowingsupport that yourfor trustees will carry outof your wishes after youafter havethey gonehave andpassed that their choosing long your name will be associated with such good away. Creating your own charity means deeds even you are no longer around. that you canafter provide support to those who

need help most. There can be a great sense At Shacklocks we have set up a number of of satisfaction inover knowing thatyears yourortrustees charitable trusts the 150 so we will your wishes after havecarry beenout in business and we stillyou lookhave after gone that yourOne name will charitable be associated those and trusts today. of the trustssuch we look foreven example, with goodafter, deeds afterwas you are no established by a will in the 1940’s to provide accommodation for elderly residents.

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70 yearsaround. later the Equally, trust is still longer setting up a charity providing that accommodation.

in memory of another person can be a fitting

way of remembering loved one. Another of the trusts wea look after was set up by a client Today, the kindness of our predecessors who wanted to help people with particular medical is the foundation stone of many of our conditions. charities. Her kindness has enabled her trustees to provide financial a gifted Charitiessupport can betoset up for a great variety of young musician experienced a do not different causeswho andhas activities and you number issues that have interfered have toof behealth actively involved in the charity. with her education, to enable that child to At Shacklocks we have a particular speciality be educated in the most appropriate in preparing arrangements of this kind and environment. also of acting as professional trustees to wishes to can be fulfilled and instructions Aenable Charitable Trust be set up either to be followed in the future. during your lifetime with savings and investments built up already, or alternatively If you are thinkingprepared of supporting charities through a specially Will that will through your Will or even during only take effect following your deathyour and lifetime, whynot notdeprive talk toyou us about the or will therefore of capital different waysyour in which we can help you income during lifetime.

benefit those good causes, and how to

make theatmost of the tax that enable Our team Shacklocks haverules a particular speciality in preparing of this a charitable cause to arrangements benefit. kind and also of acting as professional trustees enable wishes to be fulfilled and To findtoout more, telephone instructions to on be followed. Shacklocks 01773 822333 or email Cassandra Worton at

Ifcassandraw@shacklocks.co.uk. you are thinking of supporting charities through your Will or during your lifetime with a lump sum, why not talk to us about the different ways in which we can help you benefit those good causes, and how to make the most of the tax rules that enable a charitable cause to benefit. Call us at Shacklocks to talk about how we can help you to help your favourite local causes.

Cassandra Worton

Telephone Shacklocks on 0845 602 2344 or email me at marionv@shacklocks.co.uk.


Business & Professional

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

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

By Kevin Glover, Belper IFS This information is general only and is not intended to address your particular requirements. The data above should not be relied upon in its entirety and shall not be deemed to be or constitute advice. No individual or company should act upon such information without receiving appropriate professional advice after a thorough examination of their particular situation.

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Lifestyle

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

Days out with Dennis Go by Bus? Why Not?? Now as much as we all enjoy bus riding for its own sake I feel that being a passenger on a bus in this glorious weather that we are enjoying (we hope) is not using our time as best we might. That being so, this outing is using the bus as a means to an end because our destination today is Chatsworth Park. So, getting there... Start with Littles service 141 which leaves Sainsbury’s, Ripley at 10:10. It picks up on Ripley Market Place 3 minutes later at 10:13. I know we have used this service before but I never tire of it. Much of interest along the way and some gorgeous scenery as well. This gets you to Matlock Railway Station (where there are toilets) at 11:00. From the same place, TM Travel’s service 217 collects you at 11:06 and travels up the Derwent Valley. Soon, you are in Chatsworth Park and by just after 11:30 you should be being dropped off at the bus stop at the bottom of the car park. Make a mental note of where you are because this is where you collect the return bus to Matlock. Chatsworth offers many attractions: the house itself, the gardens, up the hill to the café and shops... At this time of the year there is

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

By Fliss Goldsmith of Belper

usually transport laid on from outside the house for those who need assistance. A short walk will take you to the village of Edensor (pronounced Enza) or a bit further will take you to Baslow. Both have interesting churches and cafés/tea rooms. A walk on the riverbank down river will take you uphill to the garden centre and yet another café. The choice is yours! Service 217 again at 14:36 from where you left the bus will have you back into Matlock outside Marks & Spencer at 14:58. It takes an interesting route back to Matlock which offers views over the Derwent Valley that I had not seen before. From the same stop, Littles 141 at 15:07 will have you back in Ripley by 16:00. Note: For passengers without a bus pass, a Derbyshire Wayfarer day ticket covers all the buses.

By Dennis Basford Please note: All details and timings are correct at time of going to print and the author/publisher accept no responsibility should any details/timings change after publication.

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Lifestyle

The Better Life Life Cycle When it was time to look into greener modes of transport Anne was already two wheels ahead of me. “These would be good,” she glanced over from the local paper, which would soon find its way into the woodburner. I immediately felt a sense of foreboding, as if a new batch of chickens were already winging their way to us. But no, it was something else. “Pedelecs,” she said. “That’s the way to go.” I couldn’t see why we needed to cross a boating lake, but I was keen to find out why. Pedelecs, she swiftly educated me, are electrically assisted bicycles – perfect for those short to medium journeys that do not merit the car, and which might otherwise tire me out. Even better, these were used bikes – i.e. recycled – so they came with doubly green credentials. Although, why someone would want to recycle an eco-bike was beyond me. As is our way, once we’d been inspired action swiftly followed. All it took was a fair chunk of money and a man with a trailer to deliver the goods, and we were soon the proud owners of a pair of barely used Lafree Giant Twists. Aside from the fact that both bikes look identical (although mine doesn’t have a wicker basket on the front), the Twists soon became a talking point in the village.

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

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

The downhill journey out is a little like a funfair ride, only with chaffinches and woodpigeons instead of skeletons and ghosts. It’s a different story coming back in, though, and it almost feels like the birds gather in the hedgerows to watch me puffing up the 1 in 4 incline. The neighbours gather too, sometimes, with a now familiar litany of questions. 1. No, the motor doesn’t do all the work for you – only half of it. Less, if you use it on eco mode. 2. Yes, our hill is very steep. That would be why I’m sweating. 3. Yes, the bike is keeping me fit. That’s why my face is red and my legs ache. 4. No, I’d rather not fetch any shopping for you in my dapper and roomy panniers, but thanks for noticing them. For the technically minded, the bike’s NiMH battery has a range of about 20 miles, as long as there aren’t too many hills like ours. I commute by bike now and I’m still surprised by how quickly I can pull away at the lights, to the consternation of other cyclists. Motorists, pedestrians and horses are surprised too, but that’s usually when I meet them at the bend in the lane on the way home. It’s a wonder I haven’t worn my bell out.

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Lifestyle

Que Women Que has been an established business in Ripley for over 30 years, but it has recently been given a stylish makeover of its own by new owners, mother and daughter team Sandra and Kay, who worked incredibly hard to refurbish the shop prior to its relaunch in April. The shop’s façade has been given new look, the interior has been transformed and new lines have been added to enhance the existing range. The unique boutique offers pieces not available on the High Street with sizes and designs to suit all, at affordable prices. From unmissable staples such as Salsa jeans (designed in Portugal utilising cutting-edge technology proven to push-in and push-up in all the right places) to statement pieces that will get you noticed without breaking the bank. New labels Foil, a New Zealand brand known for its use of high quality fabrics, and Grace and Mila, stylish French pieces with subtle details adding a chic twist, join Que’s popular brands Traffic People, Religion and Smashed Lemon, whose unique but flattering styles bring customers in from miles around. Jewellery from Tutti & Co., Powder sunglasses, bags and scarves, and Butterfly Twist shoes offer the perfect finishing touches – and Ruby shoes will soon be added, too.

Sandra and Kay have a passion for clothing and a clear eye for style, and the positive feedback they have already received from customers old and new proves that the changes have been very well received! Sandra explains “We’re both fashion mad with business backgrounds, so when the opportunity arose to take on the shop we jumped at the chance. It’s been a whirlwind but it felt ‘right’ from the start. It’s very much a family business and we’re grateful for the tremendous support of family and friends who’ve brought together numerous talents to help with the launch.” Sandra and Kay utilise individual strengths to manage different aspects of the business, but they come together for the buying – a part of the new role that they’re especially enjoying! “Although it’s only spring we’re looking ahead and already have some fantastic pieces lined up for Autumn/Winter including beautiful merino wool from Foil and stunning party wear – we can’t wait!” Visit Que Women at 13 Church Street, Ripley, see their new website at www.quewomen.co.uk or search ‘Que Women’ on Facebook.

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Lifestyle

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

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

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day n u f y l i and fam

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Family fun day 11am - 4pm

Free entry | Games, bouncy castles, stalls | Food & drink Live music all day provided by Furthest from the Sea

Colour Rush 3k starts at 1pm

In advance: Adults £15 | Children £10 | Groups (2 adults & 2 children) £40 On the day: Adults £25 | Children £15 | Groups £60

Register now: treetopshospice.org.uk/colour Treetops Hospice Care, Derby Road, Risley, DE72 3SS | 0115 949 1264 www.treetopshospice.org.uk | events@treetopshospice.org.uk Registered Charity No. 519540 To advertise contact Ruth: T: 01332 883140 M: 07545 261034 E: ruth@allthingslocal.co.uk

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Food, Drink & Entertainment

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

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

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

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

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

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Food, Drink & Entertainment

Recipe

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

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

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

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Health, Beauty & Fitness

Alex Robinson Top Ten Training Tips

4. Involve the whole family in fitness. Try tennis, badminton, cricket, football – there are loads of options. Enjoy the family time and reap the benefits of increasing activity levels.

I’m currently in Barcelona and the city is buzzing with people training, bike riding, walking, running...it’s just part of the culture of the city! It has made me realise how important this is, and where we are falling down back home – instead of seeing training as a chore we should just be enjoying trying to improve our fitness levels and integrating training into our everyday lives in a fun and sustainable way. So, channelling this city’s fitness vibe, I’ve come up with my top ten training tips: 1. Get yourself outside! Get off the bus a couple of stops earlier on your way to work and walk or run the rest of the way. Small changes can, over time, make a big impact.

5. No equipment? Body weight exercises are still the hardest! Combine press ups, squats, lunges and chin ups for a workout which can be done in any park. 6. Enter a 5 km race and set yourself a goal. Enjoy the

experience of being part of something and the satisfaction

of achieving your goal – and you could also raise money for charity at the same time. 7. If motivation is where you struggle, visit a personal trainer who can individually prescribe a programme. If cost is an issue see if you can share a session to cut the cost but retain the benefits. 8. Walking is an amazing exercise, it’s free and it can be made as hard or easy as you wish. Pick a walk with hills and power up them to get your heart rate up.

2. Reclaim your lunch break and use this time to exercise. It will help you to de-clutter your head and improve your performance in the afternoon too!

9. If you’ve got children involve them in your fitness routine. If you have a baby then get a baby jogger, go out and find a nearby hill to use for hill repeats. At home let them play beside you while you do press-ups or use chairs for dips. No excuses!

3. Try 10-minute HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) workouts. No equipment’s needed and you can do this anywhere. Go hard – it’s short but intensive and very effective.

10. Finally, and most importantly, have fun! If you don’t enjoy what you’re doing then change it; there are always alternatives. The most important thing is to be moving, however you choose to do it!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Moorwood Moor Angling Club

An Account of a Day’s Fishing...

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

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

Kath and John Nicklin

Kath and John Nicklin

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

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Motoring

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

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

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

Behind the wheel

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

Space and practicality

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

Value for money

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

What’s under the bonnet?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

By Helen Young

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Local History The Butterley Co. A Thirsty Giant From the founding of the Company in 1790, ironstone, coal and limestone were regarded as the ‘food’ of the iron smelting process. Water, however, was certainly its ‘life blood’ as without it nothing could function. Much of the water came from the Cromford Canal which opened in 1793. The canal’s water was partly supplied by three strategically placed reservoirs on the canal’s summit at Butterley, Butterley Park (Golden Valley) and Codnor Park. The Butterley Park reservoir was drained in the 1930’s but the other two still exist today. Butterley Works mainly took its water from Butterley reservoir, pumped up to the ‘fish pond’ situated near the northern end of Carr Wood. After closure of the blast furnace engine houses early in the 1900’s, much water was still required for other steam engines and for the bank of six huge boilers installed in 1911 supplying steam to the electricity generators when the Works were first electrified. In later years, the fish pond supplied cooling water to the air compressors, running back via culverts into the reservoir.

Butterley Works 1936 showing the fish pond and 1800’s empty dam

situation mustWorks have further deteriorated 1907 when Butterley 1936 showingbythe fish another report was issued about the water usage for pond and 1800’s empty dam the whole of the Codnor Park Works including the brick works and wagon shops amounting to 11,434 gallons per hour! The demand for water declined in the early 20th century as steam driven machinery became obsolete and the use of electricity quickly developed. Demand dropped dramatically with the closure of the Forge in 1965, the Wagon Works in 1975, the Foundry in 1986 and the final closure of the Works in 2009. The days of the ‘thirsty giant’ were forever over. By Ripley and District Heritage Trust

Until rail transport began to develop in the 1840’s, the Company depended upon the Cromford Canal for movement of raw materials and finished products as well as its main source of water. However, Codnor Park Forge was equally, if not more, dependent upon the canal than the Butterley Works for its water supply for a very much longer period of time, approximately 155 years from 1810 up to the Forge’s closure in 1965. Whilst the canal was in operation and water flowed along its complete length with the boat traffic, the situation was acceptable. When through traffic finished after the tunnel completely collapsed in 1904, the canal owners had the obligation to supply water to Codnor Park and so work had to be undertaken to install pipes through the blocked sections to maintain the west to east flow through the tunnel primarily supplied from Butterley reservoir. Prior to this, in 1897, with the tunnel’s structural problems increasing, the situation became of concern to the Butterley Directors and on June 30th Fitzherbert Wright sent a letter to the Forge Manager, Mr Joseph Cook enquiring how much water was used. His reply indicated a usage of 6,541,681 gallons (or 294,375,645 litres) annually, indicating the size of Codnor Park’s operations and their total dependence upon water. The

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Community

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

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

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

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

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Friendship Blooms Show your appreciation for a fellow member of the community; it may be a friend, a family member or maybe someone you’ve come into contact with who Julie Hurst of provides a wonderful service Margaret’s Florist 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 Julie Hurst (pictured) from Margaret’s Florist in Ripley, to offer readers the chance to show their appreciation for a fellow member of the community. The recipient of this issue’s bouquet is Irene Eyre of Ripley. She was nominated by her daughter Steph Bradford-Eyre. Here is what Steph wrote: “I would like to nominate my mum Irene. She has been running Ripley Neighbourhood Care Scheme voluntarily for over 30 years. She cooks a hot meal and provides a social gathering for the elderly and disabled people. My mum does all this even though she is 71 herself and should really be visiting the club not running it. I think a bouquet would be a nice surprise and thank you for all her hard work.” Steph Bradford-Eyre 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 within the Ripley postcode area (DE5). 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 email your nomination to karyn@allthingslocal.co.uk putting ‘Friendship Blooms’ as the subject. Please include

Irene Eyre (right) receives the bouquet from her daughter Steph Bradford-Eyre with the assistance of Irene’s dog Freddy.

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

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Clubs, Societies, Groups, Classes 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 www.rotary-ambervalley.org.uk 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: ironvillecc@derbyshire.gov.uk 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

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 http://www.progressive-selfdefence.co.uk The Wednesday Club The Denby Village Cricket Club, 1st Wednesday every month 2pm–4pm. Ann Goddard: 01332 780220. All welcome. Walking for Health Every Thursday, meets 9.30am outside Bourne’s Café, Denby Pottery Visitors Centre, DE5 8NX. 60 minute duration. Also, Progression Walk (120 minute duration) meets 9.30am, same location, first Thursday each month. For details of either walk contact Amanda Gowing 01773 523325; amanda.gowing@ambervalley.gov.uk. Whist Drive Kilburn Village Hall, Church Street, Kilburn. Fortnightly on Wednesdays 2pm. 01773 741586

Horsley Woodhouse

1st Sitwell Scout Group Beavers, Cubs and Scouts, aged 6 to 14. Sitwell Scout HQ off Church Lane, Horsley Woodhouse DE7 6AW. Info: www.1stsitwellscoutgroup.co.uk. Email: gsl@1stsitwellscoutgroup.co.uk. 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.

1st Horsley & Kilburn Brownies Scout Hut, Highfield Road, Kilburn, Wednesday 6.30pm to 8pm. Call 01332 882535 or 07545 551890 for details.

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.

3rd Horsley & Kilburn Brownies Wednesday 6.30pm to 8pm at Kilburn Methodist Chapel Brown Owl (Trish Rose) 01332 881786

Orchard Group Dominoes, Scrabble, and Whist at Orchard Community Centre, off Fairfield Road, alternate Tuesdays 2pm. 01332 883240.

1st Horsley & Kilburn Rainbows St Clements Church, Church St, Horsley Thurs 6.00pm – 7.00pm. Contact Sarah 07454224088

Over 55’s Gentle Exercise Class Horsley Woodhouse Church Hall, Main Street. Every Wednesday 1.30pm to 2.30pm. Pauline Clarke: 01773 712829 or Eric 01332 881566

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.

Tae Kwon-Do Practical Self Defence Horsley Woodhouse Church Hall, Adult & Junior Classes, Tuesday 6.30-8.30pm. Contact Shirley 07779 812468 http://www.progressive-selfdefence.co.uk

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.

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 amanda.gowing@ambervalley.gov.uk.

Denby Footpaths Group Maintenance and preservation of local footpaths; community walks, circular routes. Jane: 01332 781305, or e-mail denby-footpaths-group@hotmail.co.uk

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

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 dacarchers.co.uk 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.

4th Ripley Rainbows For girls age 5+. Visit www.girlguiding.org.uk for details Aim Excelsum School of Music Band practice on Mondays – 5.30pm – 6.30pm. Unit F, Sitwell Business Centre, Heage Road Ind Est, Ripley, DE5 3GH. Suitable for 6+ years of age and parents, of all abilities. For further details please email: info@aimexcelsum.co.uk 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.

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.

Amber Valley Access Group Contact Keith Boot 07980 591801. Email info@avag.org.uk www.avag.org.uk

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

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

Kilburn Wine Circle Kilburn Village Hall, Church St., DE56 0LU. Every third Wednesday of the month to taste wine. Contact David Savidge 0115 930 3712 or Phil Bacon 01332 883267.

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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 www.1stRipleyScouts.org

Mums & Minis Denby Bottles Church, Danesby Crescent, Tuesdays 10am to 12noon. Mike and Alison James 01773 743104

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.


Little Black Book Amber Valley Stroke Group Meet alternate Fridays at St Joseph’s Hall, Butterley Hill, Ripley. Supporting stroke survivors. Call Mary 01773 747813.

Ripley Ladies Group Meet 1st Tuesday of every month 7.30pm at Field Terrace Community Centre, Ripley. New members very welcome. Contact Gill 01773 744580.

Amber Valley Talking Newspaper People who have difficulty reading can receive tapes of local news (weekly) and magazines (monthly) free of charge. Info: Ellen Hughes 01773 608954.

Ripley Leisure Centre Badminton Club Meet Thursdays 7.30pm – 10.30pm at Ripley Leisure Centre. Players of a club or local league standard are welcome. Ladies, Mens & Mixed teams. Info: Kay 01332 883622

Amber Valley WASPI Women Against State Pension Inequality. Group meets7pm, every second Thursday at Coffee Shop Sainsbury’s Ripley. www.waspi.co.uk or email waspiambervalley@gmail.com. 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: www.babysensory.com/en/ClassDetails/centralderbyshire or contact Marie 07989 443734 for details.

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 derbyshire@alzheimers.org.uk 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.

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

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 enquiries@csta.org.uk for details.

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 rpbwmembership@gmail.com

Disability Derbyshire Join our support group for people suffering from depression and anxiety. Last Tues of each month 10.30am-12noon. Field Terrace Community Room, Ripley. Info & attendance confirmation: Disability Derbyshire 01773 740246. Friendship Circle Field Terrace Community Centre, Ripley, every Thursday 10am to 12noon. Greenhillock’s Fellowship Club for over 50’s. Wood Street Methodist Church, Ripley, Wednesdays 2pm to 3.30pm. Quality entertainment, speakers, social afternoons, quizzes, day trips. David: 01773 423854. Hearing Help (AV) Social group every 3rd Wednesday 11.45am-2.30pm. Lip Reading Group every Friday 10am-12pm. At 156 Derby Road, Ripley. 01773 570976. Ivy Grove Surgery Patient Group Meet 7pm last Wednesday monthly (excluding August and December) at Ivy Grove Surgery, Steeple Drive, Ripley, Derbyshire DE5 3TH. New members very welcome. For further information email ivgpatientgroup@gmail.com or visit www.ivygrove.org.uk

Ripley Residents’ Association Meetings last Monday of each month 6.30pm, Field Terrace Community Centre, Ripley. Advice and guidance on issues or concerns residents may have in a friendly, supportive setting. Info: Ruth Burton 07815301528. Ripley Rotary Club Meet Tuesdays 6:40 for 7pm at Lumb Farm Country Club, Derby Road, Marehay, Ripley. New members welcome. Contact Secretary on 01773 747415 or email: ripleyrotaryclub@aol.com 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 dean.fowler1@btinternet.com 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 mail@ripleyrunningclub.com www.ripleyrunningclub.com

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

Ripley School of Dancing Ballroom, Latin American & Old Time Classical. Children’s class Saturdays 9.30 – 11.30am. Adult’s practice/tuition class Mondays 7.30 – 8.30pm. Private lessons by appointment at Marehay Methodist Chapel, Ripley. Brenda Jackson 01773 749948.

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 www.musicaldimension.co.uk

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 (Amber Valley) Lions Club Meet every first Monday of the month at the Kestrel Inn, Marehay, 8pm. Geoff Bacon: 01773 608786.

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

Ripley Absolute Beginners Jog Group Meet Ripley Leisure Centre 9.00am Sunday mornings. Email: jogripley@hotmail.co.uk or tel: Ryan 07854035770

Tae Kwon-Do Classes Ripley Infants School, Kirk Close, Ripley DE5 3RY. Tues & Fri at 6pm. David: 01773 744031.

Ripley Amateur Drama Group Meet every Mon at Mill Hill School. 7.30pm – 9.30pm. Info: Terry Thorpe 01773 743471

Twistin’ Tikes Music for ages 3-5, 1.30-2.30pm, Planet Happy, Heage Rd Ind. Est., Ripley. Contact Jacqui 07977578359, info@twistintots.co.uk, www.facebook/twistin tots.

Ripley and District Gardening Club Every third Saturday at Field Terrace Community Centre, Ripley 3pm to 5pm. New members very welcome. Ripley and District Heritage Trust Meet Ripley Town Hall Thursdays 2pm-4pm. New members welcome – contact Tim Castledine on 01773 746954. Ripley & District Twinning Association Twinned with Chateau Renault, France. Monthly meetings. Details from Roland: 01773 746543. Ripley & District U3A Monthly meetings at St Joseph’s Church Hall, Butterley Hill, Ripley. Dates vary. Many different interests catered for. Call Brian 01773 603222. Ripley Cadets Parade on Monday & Thursday 18.45-21.00 at the Cadet Centre, Mill Hill School. Open to all young people 12-18. Contact: Jo Moody 0785 2102104 Ripley Classical Music Group Field Terrace Community Centre, Ripley. Meet twice a month, Thursday evening at 7.30pm until 9.30pm. To promote interest in an appreciation of classical music through the recording medium. Concert visits & Christmas social. Contact Philip Outram, Secretary, 01773 746939. www.thefrms.co.uk/affprogs/ripley.htm Ripley Green Garters Ladies North West Morris Dance Team meet every Tuesday at St Joseph’s Church Hall, Butterley Hill, Ripley, 7.30pm to 9.30pm. Dancers and musicians welcome. 01773 743560. Ripley Hospital League of Friends Ripley Hospital, second Thursday of the month at 7.30pm. To raise funds for the health, welfare and comfort of patients and staff. Mrs Phyllis Holmes: 01773 747355

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, info@twistintots.co.uk, 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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Community Diary June / July 2017 June

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

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

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Useful Numbers Doctors & Hospitals, Emergencies Post Offices Appletree Medical Practice 01332 842288 Arthur Medical Centre 01332 880249 Amber Pharmacy 01332 782844 Crimestoppers 0800 555111 Drug Helpline (24 hour) 0800 776600 London Road Community Hospital 01332 265500 NHS 111 Out of Hours (24 hour helpline) 111 Police (non emergency) 101 Ripley Hospital 01773 743456 Ripley Medical Centre 01773 303591 Riversdale Surgery 01773 822386 Royal Derby Hospital 01332 340131 RSPCA Emergency 0300 1234999 Samaritans (24 hour) 08457 909090 Severn Trent Water 0800 7834444 Water Floodline 08459 881188 Whitemoor Medical Centre 01773 880099

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Index Accountant: Amber Accountancy Aerials: Aerial Technology Ripley Airport Transfers: Connect Cars Architect: Green 2K Design Architect: Jon Pilkington Auctioneers: Lockdales

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Kitchens: Dale Interiors Kitchens: Holtams Kitchens: Kitchen & Bedroom Warehouse

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Ladies Fashion: Que Landscaping: Langley Landscaping

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Bathrooms: Dale Interiors 47 Bathrooms: Metro Bathrooms 48 Beauty: UniSkin Aesthetics 25 Beauty Therapy: Essentials Beauty 24 Beauty Therapy: Serene Retreat 1 Bedrooms: Contour Furnishings 34 Bedrooms: Dale Interiors 47 Bedrooms: Kitchen & Bedroom Warehouse 35 Building Work: Property Developments Belper 48 Building Work: TDB 32 Building Work: Thorp Developments 39 Building Work: XL Construction 38 Car Body Repairs: B A Kelf 31

Mobility: Derbyshire Mobility

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Oven Cleaning: Spring Fresh

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Car Body Repairs: Martin Buxton 31 Car Sales, Servicing, Repairs, MoTs: Geoff Cox 2 Car Servicing, Repairs, MOTs: Little Eaton Garage 29 Care Home: Ashmere 69 Carpet Cleaning: Roy Milner 54 Carpets & Flooring: Mill Floorings 41 Carpets & Flooring: T Nutt & Sons Ltd 7 Children’s Soft Play Centre: Planet Happy 57 Chimney Sweep: Sooty & Sweep 4

Restaurant: Denby Lodge Restaurant: Marquis of Ormonde Roofing Specialist: J.A.L Roofing

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Security: Prestige Solicitors: Shacklocks Sports Massage: Essentials

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Tree Care: Able Tree Surgeons Tree Care: Amber Tree Management Tree Care: Clip ‘Em & Fell ‘Em Tree Care: The Garden Guy Tyres & Exhausts: ETS

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Visitor Centre: Denby Pottery

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Dental Practice: Glendair Driving Instructor: Mason Driving School

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Electrician: Andy Hill Electrician: McPherson-Davis Electrician: TME Electrical Estate Agent: Amber Homes Event: Elvaston Steam Rally

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Financial Advice: Belper IFS Florist: Margaret’s Florist Foot Health: The Chiropody Clinic Foster Care: Barnardo’s

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Garden Living: Cabin Master 3 Garden Machinery Sales/Service: Easy Service & Sales 45 Garden & Property Services: The Garden Guy 32 Hair: Louise Brown Hair Studio Hair: The Salon Hair: Serene Retreat Home Care Specialists: Helping Hands Home & Garden Maintenance: H & H House & Garden Hotel: The Derby Hotel Blackpool

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Joinery: R & D Joinery

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Painting & Decorating: Roy Milner 35 Personal Trainer: Alex Robinson 22 Pest Control: MW Pest Control 4 Plastering: Claxton Plastering 4 Plastering: McPherson-Davis 44 Plumbing & Heating: LEEVA Plumbing & Heating 49 Plumbing & Heating: Mark Denton 42 Property Development: Langridge Homes 71 Public House: Marquis of Ormonde 17

Windows, Doors, Conservatories: JJL 45 Windows, Doors, Conservatories: Trade Windows 55 Windows, Doors, Conservatories: Weatherseal 38 Windows - Replacement Glass: Cloudy 2 Clear 33 Windows - Replacement Glass: Glass Ex 38

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