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Issue 24 - Autumn 2021

Cover Artwork Ian Geary


Copy Date Friday 1st Oct

Hello and welcome to the Autumn edition of S41 Local Magazine. It's been a funny old six weeks for us. Do we go on holiday, don't we, what's the right thing to do for us as a family at this time? Getting the balance right between entertaining the kids and ensuring we are still doing our bit to be 'Covid safe' has been challenging. In the end we did a few little camping trips out in the Peak District and the kids loved it. We even bought some mountain bikes! It is so hard riding a bike up hill with a 3 and half year old girl on the back! We have really enjoyed getting to know Chesterfield's back garden, the Peak District a little better and we are already looking forward to next summer. As Bekah and I are both full-time, working from home parents, having two children at home for six weeks has been... tough... back to school on Monday! Parenting is a strange game, on one hand you miss the kids when they are at school and on the other hand you can't wait for them to go back so you can go to the toilet in peace! This months front cover was designed by local artist Ian Geary, who just so happened to be last months crossword winner, brilliant! After watching the skateboarding and BMX at the olympics I set off on a mission to find out more about the BMX scene in Chesterfield, and it's thriving! Don't miss the four page spread in this edition. I can't wait to pop down to the track and give it a whirl with the kids. I met up with Shelly, local mum, teacher and the author of children's book Grannie Annie. I was lucky enough to be given a copy by her to read to Florie (aged 3) and she loved it. Our 'what's on' and 'regular events' pages are slowly building back up which means groups, clubs and community events are slowly returning to our beloved town, which is great. Please do get in touch with your good news stories, local events and groups, as we would love to see them in our next edition. Peace, love and positivity Simon, Bekah and the kids

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Cover Art: Ian Geary Words & Images: Ian Geary

This month's cover art comes courtesy of Ian Geary, last month's crossword winner! Ian and wife, Anne, moved from Sheffield to Chesterfield just before the pandemic kicked off. This has delayed Ian getting involved in the local art scene but he fully intends to contact the Chesterfield Art Club once they start meeting again. Ian was a member of the Heeley Art Club in Sheffield and has won awards at The Great Sheffield Art Show and The Derbyshire Open Art Exhibition, Buxton. In the past he has worked in watercolour and oils with subjects of the landscape and buildings of the Peak District completed in a conventional realist manner. His current medium is acrylic and he works on what he would describe as ‘Themed still life’. Here he describes the influences and themes to some of his artwork as shown. For more of Ian's work see:


Still Life with a Humming Bird An Aztec theme here with the Humming Bird portrayed as an outlined figure based on one of the ancient ‘Nazca Line’ designs found in the Nazca Desert in Southern Peru. The bird is taking the nectar from Aztec Arrowhead flowers and attracting the attention of a menacing gargoyle like carved head. The mini-drama is completed by the Sun-God like roundel looking down disapprovingly.

Still Life with a Mandarin Duck A still life with a Chinese theme. I just loved painting the Chinese lantern (Physalis alkekengi) seed cases.

Tribute to Tamara Tamara de Lempicka (1898-1980) was one of the leading painters of the Art Deco style. (Art Deco from the ‘Arts Décoratifs’ of the International Exposition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts held in Paris in 1925).

Here I incorporate her famous painting ‘Self-Portrait in a Green Bugatti’ (1929). I’ve made a few alterations and included some Art Deco-type buildings, based on ones such as the Chrysler building in New York, in the background as she used to do in some of her portraits. She was working in Paris at this time, hence the reference to the Eiffel Tower.

Still Life and All That Jazz My tribute to the Staffordshire ceramic designer Clarice Cliff. I have placed her ‘Age of Jazz’ figures of the 1930’s in an imaginary Jazz Club setting with Art Deco inspired surround.

A Christmas Still Life A combination of ‘The Constant Tin Soldier’ fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen and Tchaikovsky’s ballet ‘The Nutcracker’.

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BMX Words: Simon Paterson Images: Libby Hawkins

BMXs are cool! I know it, you know it, everyone knows it and with our recent success at the Olympics it’s time we got to know more about the sport and the thriving BMX community in Chesterfield.

I was super excited to interview the lady behind the 50-member strong BMX Club in Chesterfield, Libby Hawkins. Libby, currently nine months pregnant and temporarily barred from all cycling by her partner, has been riding, racing, falling off and getting back on BMXs since she can remember.

Libby is the director of Tuff Riders BMX School, club manager and coach for Chesterfield BMX Racing Club, based at Ringwood Park Chesterfield and Mickley. She is a coach and runs coaching sessions for people of all ages and abilities from beginners to international standard. The Chesterfield BMX Racing Club was established in 1984, a year after the cult film BMX Bandits was released, which is mega! When Libby took over the Chesterfield BMX Racing Club, in 2013, it had just two members. Fast forward to 2021 and it has a thriving community of over 50 members competing all over the country The 2021 Tokyo games have catapulted BMX Racing back into the spotlight, which has resulted in a further 17 new riders visiting the Chesterfield Club. BMX’ing hasn’t been this popular since the days of the Raleigh Burner, which I would have swapped a sibling for as a ten-year-old boy, it’s a shame I am an only child! The Olympian and two-time world champion, Ross Cullen visits the Chesterfield club when he can, coaching and helping train potential world champs! Page 10

BMX Bicycle racing takes place on outdoor and indoor tracks throughout the country. Made from compacted dirt and tarmac, tracks are around 400 metres long and feature a large starting ramp, banked corners and a variety of jumps including table-tops, gap jumps and rhythm sections. Getting into the sport has never been easier.

“We have worked hard at the club to remove any financial barriers for people wanting to try out the sport. Anyone can come down and hire a BMX, full-face helmet, gloves and pads for just £6 for two hours. This is reduced to just £3 for members! Coaching takes place on a Saturday and we can see up to 100 kids per day, especially in the holidays." During the holidays the coaching team run outreach programmes and half-term clubs in various areas of Chesterfield including Staveley and Wingerworth. Getting children involved in the sport from a very young age is vital to the club's continued success.

“I teach kids from age two who will use balance bikes. I set up a little assault course with a little bridge and small humps for them to go over. We run these on a Tuesday night from 5pm in Mickley. Keeping the club going is far from easy and requires financial support and funding from councils, the community and local businesses. Sadly, this isn’t very forth-coming at present. “The track at Ringwood was built in 1984 and hasn’t been rebuilt properly since then. The weather has really taken its toll on it over the years. With little to no drainage and mounting

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Sport maintenance costs, we are up against it and I am not sure how much longer it will last. We still have the original starting gate which is barely fit for purpose. Almost all clubs now have what's called a barrel gate - a far more modern piece of technology that we are in desperate need of. We are putting a lot of bids in at the minute to try and get some funding and we're always looking for sponsors. We have set up a GoFund me for the club and all donations are gratefully received.” Libby and the team have big plans for the park. “Our long-term goal is to turn the whole area into a big bike park that is fully inclusive for people of all ages and abilities. With a professional track for racing, a smaller one for the youngsters, and some walking and riding trials. We feel we can have a huge impact on the area, the sport and ultimately get more young people outside and active.”

Well, I don’t know about you, but I am sold on the sport of BMX. If you are stuck at the starting gate but want to know more, the club has an open day on the 26 September at Ringwood Lake Park, Ringwood Road, Brimington, Chesterfield S43 1SQ. There will be live demos, racing, music, food and fun. So, get yourselves down with the kids, your little one could be the next Beth Shriever (Tokyo 2021 – BMX Gold Medalist). The club runs sessions every Saturday 10:30am until 12:30pm and they would love for you to pop down and get involved. For more information please check out their social media. chesterfieldbmxclub Chesterfield_bmx To donate to this wonderful community, please use the QR code below:

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Meet local author: Shelley Wilcockson Words: Simon Paterson Images: Shelley Wilcockson


hat does your Granny get up to when you are not there? She probably walks the dog, watches a bit of The Bill or does the crossword in the back of S41 and S40 Local Magazines!

Well, Granny Annie is different, she hasn’t quite grown up yet and she likes to get up to no good! Grannie Annie is the lead character in a wonderful children’s book written by local mum and teacher, Shelley Wilcockson. I was lucky enough to meet up with Shelley for a coffee and a chat at Koo. How did you come up with the Character, Grannie Annie?

Shelley: Well, I wish I had a more interesting story than I just started writing. Although, I like to think she’s based on my older alter ego. I don’t take life too seriously and neither does Granny Annie.

Do you have a series of adventures planned for Granny Annie? Shelley: I would love to write more, but it depends on the success of the first book. I want to go into primary schools to read the book for free and then if the school and the kids like it they can purchase the book and use the worksheets as part of their lesson plans. It would be fantastic if Granny Annie had a series of adventures! Is the book for sale in any local bookstores?

Shelley: My publisher said that Waterstones have a section for local authors, so I’ll approach them. It would be nice to do some book signings in our local store. Who are your favourite authors?

So, who is Granny Annie?

Shelley: I think David Walliams is brilliant. He’s written so many great children’s books. I know it’s a cliché, but I love Shakespeare. The key messages in his work are still relevant today

What age group is the book aimed at?

Shelley: I met Liz the illustrator through Bannister Publications. I couldn’t be any happier with them I am so glad that I had the book printed and illustrated on a local level and Rob (Bannister Publications) was so helpful.

Shelley: She is an absolutely wonderful Grandma who looks after her grandchildren, a lot, but when no one is around, she gets up to lots of mischief, like playing practical jokes on the post person, but the children don't know this! You could say she leads a double life. Shelley: Granny Annie has no minimum age and can be enjoyed by anyone, but the little ones up to about the age of eight enjoy it the most. As well as the book I have created some downloadable worksheets for parents, guardians and schools to use. These are completely free and great for learning verbs, finding sounds, spelling and encouraging kids to write their own story’s. As they are written by a primary school teacher, they are perfect for use in the classroom. Page 18

The illustrations match the character and story perfectly.

Shelley was kind enough to bring me a copy of Granny Annie which I took home and read to Florie (age 3) that night and she loved it. I’d highly recommend grabbing a copy from her website and can’t wait to read what Granny Annie gets up to next time.

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“Approaching the end of life affects everyone but few plan well for this during their lifetime and this can cause stress to those left behind. Planning properly during lifetime can ensure that your probate is a more efficient exercise and ensures the most tax-efficient legacy. For business owners your accountant is probably best placed to help with this as they are already familiar with your finances, investments and tax position.”

The firm started as John A. Roberts & Co in Chesterfield in 1947, when John Arthur Roberts – a national tax prize-winning Chartered Accountant – commenced working from home, later admitting three other partners of whom two – John and Tom – were his sons. Antony joined as a manager in 1991 and became a partner in 1997. “Advances in technology have allowed us to become a leaner and more efficient firm, offering a wider range of services and support to our clients.

As with most other industries, our work is less paper-based and more digital and this enables us now to concentrate as much on the present and future as we do on past events so we are much more proactive”. “My wife Alex joined the firm in 2017. She has taken over the Practice Management role which releases me back to providing proactive advice. She has also taken on the role of developing the use of cloud software for our accounts, bookkeeping, tax and payroll work and developed the “secure client portal” where clients can exchange documents with us in a private and secure area.”

“I assist people as they migrate to new systems. I support them with training and with remote assistance,” explains Alex. “I came from a military and teaching background and came straight into the world of cloud services and support.”

In 2016 the firm fully embraced the digital age and all files are now kept securely off-site in militarygrade parallel servers based in two locations in the UK. Antony explains “when Covid reared its head in 2020 and Boris asked us all to work from home we simply grabbed our laptops, locked the door and all worked from home with zero disruption to the business. The phones were diverted to a business mobile at home and any clients wishing to drop off papers either came to the office by arrangement or we drove to pick up from doorways”.

Supporting Antony with accounts and tax work are John, who joined five years ago, aged 17, and has now passed the AAT exams and is on course to complete the full Chartered qualification shortly, and Daniel who is about to complete his AAT qualification. The team is completed by Ann who joined the firm just after Antony so has 30 years’ loyal service and assists with book-keeping, payroll and reception services. As Antony explains, “with Alex concentrating on Practice Management and helping clients to adopt Quickbooks and other technology, John and Daniel are now pretty much able to run the accounts and tax compliance work together, and Ann providing client reception and other support, we have an extremely efficient and capable team which has allowed me to move to a more proactive financial consulting role”. “The pandemic has focused people’s minds,” says Alex. “Many businesses were introduced to ‘furlough’ and we’ve been able to provide support and guidance to them throughout the past 18 months. Clients have looked to us for

advice and it’s rewarding to think that we’ve supported businesses to negotiate the pandemic successfully”. Antony adds, “whilst the past year has been tough for most people it has probably been my most professionally rewarding year in terms of being able to help people in a real and proactive way, and plan for the future rather than simply working on past figures for them. It is what modern accountancy should be about”.

'Clients have looked to us for advice and it’s rewarding to think that we’ve supported businesses' Alex Fawbert Antony concludes “the pandemic has also taught me that you only live once so you should live it to the full – professionally and socially – whilst you can. It has also confirmed to me that we need to look after the next generation which is why the firm has always trained new accountants. Alex and I want to strive outside of work to develop young people too. We have had fortunate lives and careers and it is time to put something back in”. Antony and Alex live in Walton and outside of work Alex, being from a military and teaching background is a uniformed volunteer with the Chesterfield Sea Cadets and Royal Marines Cadets, based at Wallis Barracks Chesterfield. Antony comes from a brass banding family and has played with Holymoorside Band for 12 years but is now also playing with the Ireland Colliery Chesterfield Band where the new conductor is keen to develop both a training band and a junior band. If you need financial advice, do give them a call, and as always don’t forget to mention S40 Local.

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Pinewood Branches Out…

Award winning local agent, Pinewood Property Estates have branched out and expanded their already two successful branches to a total of four. They now cover Chesterfield, Clowne, Clay Cross and Mansfield. Company Director, Stacey Davies-Bowler says “This has been a long time coming and COVID certainly stuttered the expansion but we have got there in the end and we can now offer a much wider coverage for our clients”

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Well, there were some dishy doctors I can tell you. Firstly, the anaesthetist, brilliant man who had climbed Everest, fit as a butcher's dog. Next came the discharge nurse sitting there at the end of the bed, appeared out of nowhere, told me what I needed to know and then vanished in the mist. Page 24

But I will start from the beginning, and it doesn’t get much scarier…. Goes from a routine smear, to a scan, to a biopsy which is done in a most undignified manner but at the end of the day the result was obtained. Maybe

it's just part of me, or maybe it's a polyp, or maybe its the dreaded and it was!!! Saw a lovely surgeon who told me I could have a full hysterectomy on Friday so I opted for that slot. Sent for pre-med assessment day before the op, blood pressure through the roof. Day of operation saw the registrar, really nice young woman, beautiful shiny long dark black hair with a full make-up job, taking notes as we spoke, so full of energy and enthusiasm. In the area set aside for operations, names written on a board, my slot number 3. Everyone nervous, some crying, but procedures are procedures and everyone has to go through the door at some point. Got to the waiting area, and the only thing I could think about was that I had left my knickers on! Not a big deal I was told, got bags for everything down here love, which put me at ease. Came round from the operation and was taken to the ward. Can’t remember much about the day and maybe that’s a good thing. Picked up on all the gossip and characters on the ward the following day. Annie on the far side of the ward nearest the door had come in from a nursing home with her face black and blue clutching a teddy bear. Fallen out of a nursing home bed because someone had forgotten to put the side up. Next to her was Nellie, a lady in her eighties who slept most of the day. On the same side as me, nearest the door, was a couple who were swearing and arguing most of the time, as well as other shenanigans. Suddenly the curtains would be closed by her partner, quietness reigned, but the staff nurse was having none of it and whipped them back with some ferocity. Everyone seemed to have a temperature the following day which apparently is called “trauma fever” or were sick, me included. Must be the MRSA virus I thought, that’s it the ward will be shut, but nothing of the sort occurred. Middle of the night, just cat napped, someone walking round and then stood at the bottom of the bed. Oh no! Can they see up my nightdress I thought, then consoled myself by thinking don’t worry you have got your knickers on girl! The mind boggled. Photocopier going, staff nurse walking around surreptitiously, probably with results, putting them secretly in the folders at the end of each bed. Annie is now shouting, “Help, help, leave me alone, I am telling my daughter you are taking my money and give me my teddy bear back”. These outbursts kept me going in the middle of the night. Looked in the gallery on my phone at my lovely dog and bedroom I would be going home to.

Bonded with the lady across the ward from me, we helped one another in times of needs. New patient in the bed at the side of me, came in with her own stash of morphine, diazepam and temazepam which the staff nurse told her they needed to be put under lock and key. I thought poor woman she must be addicted to prescription drugs or her husband is a drugs baron. Came home to my lovely family who I couldn’t have done without. Fantastic husband and daughter who are stars in every sense. My grandsons saying, “Well when can I see them, I am desperate”. He’s as good looking as you have ever seen with a personality to match. Just seen the other grandchildren, granddaughter who is beautiful inside and out and my other grandson who is a fantastic footballer with a window sill full of trophies. Scoobie, my Lhasa Apso, is laid next to the fan to keep himself cool, who has been sleeping on the landing and has one eye either side of the upright on the bannister rail as he looks for us. I have now taken to wearing Bridget Jones large knickers (but don’t tell anyone), not a pretty sight as the itsy bitsy ones dig in where they are not supposed to. My daughter suggested I might need a larger size, not on your nelly it would mean that me and the best husband in the world could get in them together. Asked if he would be a cross dresser for the day to make me laugh wearing Bridget's Blummers but he categorically drew the line at that!! Well, it has been quite a journey, but I am being looked after better than royalty. How lucky am I? We are all so fortunate to have a wonderful Health Service. SO GLAD TO BE HOME! A true account of my stay in hospital and my home which I hope you find interesting and amusing ... if only a little. Thanks to Linda for sending in her account of what must have been a testing journey. It's a lovely way in which to thank our NHS staff at Callow for the fantastic job they do. Thank you NHS.

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PATIENT HUB Words & Images: Press Release A new system that will give Chesterfield Royal Hospital’s patients more flexibility to control their own appointments is being relaunched following a successful pilot at the end of 2020. Seven specialties have been made live with a full rollout expected to all 50 specialties by the end of June. Patient Hub is now live and has been in use since November 2020, the app allows patients to check appointments on a phone, tablet or desktop. Once the rollout is complete, patients will be able to request a call back from the booked admission team if you want to discuss aspects of an appointment, including rearranging or cancelling to give more control and choice. Director of ICT and Patient Records, Ian Hazel, said: “We’re pleased with how the launch went last year and can see that it will make a big difference

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to the patient experience before they even enter the building. It will provide more choice, flexibility and accessibility to their appointment, making it easier for patients to contact the hospital and rearrange an appointment if there is a problem.

“All patients with a registered mobile phone number or email address have access to this improved service. A text message will be sent to the individual that includes asking you to click through to “It’s all very straightforward and is a system that you will be invited to join. You will be able to view and accept an appointment on your own mobile device; making it less stressful, with the benefit of eliminating the need to print hundreds of thousands of letters each year.”

The link includes reference to your appointment, the clinic and time, so you know it's a genuine email, you will also recognise the link ‘’ from our hospital. Further developments include the ’I’ve Arrived’ module; a new feature of Patient Hub introduced in response to COVID-19 to support social distancing with a virtual queuing system. I’ve Arrived is used for face-to-face appointments and allows patients to feel safe, and remain outside or in car parks until they are actually required to attend their appointment, removing risks of overcrowded waiting areas. For info see the web address below:



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Alongside the goal of continuing and building on this level of success, it’s important to note that setting up an investment portfolio, if you don’t already have one, will enable you to make a valuable contribution to the rebuilding of the UK economy. As you are probably well aware, there is a huge amount of sovereign debt that we need to start paying back: £2.2 trillion* to be exact. We all have a part to play in that payback. 714,000 UK businesses** took advantage of the Government furlough scheme, for example, in order to continue to employ staff and be in with a chance of re-opening and resuming normal activity. What will now support those businesses to get back up and running AND help to repay the national debt is the creation of growth and opportunities; you can play a key role in that effort by investing.

Interest rates continue to be non-existent but sticking your money under the bed or keeping it as cash is not necessarily the best plan.

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Risk warnings: Pensions and investments go up or down in value and on encashment you could potentially get back less than originally invested. The contents of this article are for information only and do not constitute financial advice. Always seek professional guidance when investing in risk-based investments.

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MINERVA Chorus was founded in 2015 when six friends began singing for pleasure and to develop technique. Within months the chorus had grown and, with the support of two experienced musical directors, established a varied repertoire of unaccompanied songs which demonstrated the well-blended harmony sound we set out to achieve.

After moving rehearsals online, and the group learning new IT skills for singing muted on Zoom, from September they are delighted to be able to make plans to return safely to physical rehearsals and engage with audiences at forthcoming live events.

SHOP IN STYLE AT THE CHESTERFIELD 1940S MARKET Words: Press Release Residents and visitors to Chesterfield can enjoy themselves during half term as the annual 1940s market returns for 2021. Taking place on Thursday 28 October between 10am and 4pm, visitors can enjoy 40s music, entertainment, exhibits and meet the stall holders in period dress.

Minerva always welcomes interest from women who love singing. There is no requirement to read music, sheet copies are provided, and members also learn through audio learning tracks. To find out more about Minerva have a look at the website where you can also view YouTube clips of some of the repertoire. CAN WE SING FOR YOU? We like to share our enjoyment of singing together by performing for others. If you are considering a possible concert engagement, we’d be delighted to arrange a discussion. E:

best dressed stall and visitors are encouraged to get into the 40s spirit by dressing in period costumes. Chesterfield Museum will also be open as usual from 10am to 4pm with a special exhibition that has been created in partnership with the Chesterfield African Caribbean Community Association (ACCA) that will help you learn about the history and experiences of Chesterfield’s black community. For more info see www.

The 1940s Market is one of the most popular events in the market calendar and the day of fun always sees support from residents of all ages. Kalamazoo dance band will make their return in New Square, a replica Spitfire will be on display outside the Visitor Information Centre and visitors can learn more about the role of these planes in World War Two. The weekly flea market will take place in the market place with traders in 1940s costume. There will be a competition for the Page 30


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Drew Lilleker and the team at Harold Lilleker & Son's are excited to open a second funeral home on Sheffield Road, Whittington Moor. Their expansion brings new jobs to the area and new team members. They are pleased to welcome to the team the highly experienced Rebecca Tustin and look forward to a bright future at the new site.

The first ever Westfield Allotments competition took on place on the 21st of August. It showcased over 25 catergories of fruit and vegetables. The overall winners were Mr M.Martin and Mrs H.Turner. They were awarded the Golden Shovel Award by Councillor Jill Manion Brunt, Cabinent Member for Health and Wellbeing. A great time was had by all.




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HEATHER PEET Words: Simon Paterson Images: Heather Peet Local mum Heather has been a Funeral Celebrant since 2008 and has supported hundreds of Chesterfield families with the loss of a loved one. But what is a funeral celebrant and how does one become one? These are just two of the questions I was keen to ask long term S41 Local Magazine advertiser, Heather Peet. Heather, what is a Funeral Celebrant?

Heather: Well, you will have heard of a minister who officiates at a religious service, a humanist who officiates at a non-religious ceremony well a celebrant is a mix of the both, someone who writes and reads about the deceased at a variety of funerals. There can be some religious element or it could be entirely secular. OK, got it. So, a family books a funeral celebrant to visit them to learn the deceased's life story, which they then write and read at the funeral?

Heather: Under normal circumstances, I would visit the family at their home, however, I have adapted and can offer virtual and telephone appointments. But yes, I would visit the family's home or funeral home to listen and learn about their loved one's life story, their characteristics and how they remember them. We then go through it together and ensure it's exactly right for them. It’s the last thing the family does for their loved one so it’s vital that they are completely happy with it. I also give them a copy to keep. A lot of the time people come up to me at the end of the service and say “you knew them well then.” I know I’ve done them a great service when this happens. Is it hard to detach yourself emotionally and how do you do that?

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When talking to a family who lost a child prematurely, we discuss the parent's hopes, dreams and aspirations for the child and I write positively about them. It is hard at times, particularly these last 18 months, due to restrictions and not being able to offer what people want. What do you enjoy most about being a Funeral Celebrant?

The creativity aspect. I create a piece about a person for people to cherish and pass down. I’ve had balloons at funerals before, funny songs and poetry, a sweeping brush and even a referee has blown his whistle. Families are grateful post service and much of my work is through recommendation, which means I’m doing a good job.

What would you say are the main skills required to be a good Funeral Celebrant? I’d say to be a good listener, empathy and be able to use the information given to you to write a good story. I also studied hard to get my diploma because I believe it’s important to know that the person delivering the service not only has the skills to do the job but is qualified as well. There is something calming and reassuring about, Heather. From the moment I met her, I felt instantly at ease. It was lovely to finally meet her and I have no doubt she provides a valuable, honest and caring service to the families of Chesterfield at a very difficult time.

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What's On 'What's On' events in S40 Local and S41 Local are delivered free to 14,500 homes. If you have an event to list please just give us a call or preferably drop us an email to Paul at

SEPTEMBER SAT 11 TO SUN 19: HERITAGE OPEN DAYS AT SPITAL CEMETERY The cemetery will be displaying their newly produced information boards during this week.

SAT 11 TO SUN 19: SPITAL CEMETERY WELL DRESSING The dressing will be on display from Saturday. Anyone interested in helping assemble the display email

WED 15: HOLYMOORSIDE CRAFT GROUP Meetings restart in the Village Hall, Committee Room 2 to 4pm. Village Hall covid rules will be adhered to. Details from Cynthia 01246 569103.

THU 16: CHESTERFIELD SCOOTER & BIKE NIGHT 6 to 9pm at Olympia House Antiques & Craft Centre, 29 Brimington Road. See FB @ OlympiaHouseAntiquesCraftCentre

SAT 18: CHESTERFIELD REPAIR CAFÉ 10am to 1pm, last orders 12:30pm. Returning to drop in arrangements with refreshments at Chesterfield Baptist Church, Cross St, S40 4ST. Car parking at school next door. Please contact: repairs@

SUN 19: CHESTERFIELD GREEN MARKET/FESTIVAL Chesterfield Climate Alliance marks The Really Big Green Week with A Big Green Market in the New Market 10am to 4pm. Lots of stalls including Steph's Sustainable Stuff, Chesterfield Bee Keeping Association, Creative Clearance, Oxfam, Don River Catchment Trust, plus others. Enquiries to Shirley Niblock on 01246 207080 For more info see FB: ChesterfieldClimateAlliance.

SUN 19: CHESTERFIELD RSPB WEEKEND TRIP Chain Bridge Lane. Meet 10am. Call 01246 201663 for details.

SAT 25: SPARKLE NIGHT WALK The Ashgate Hospicecare Sparkle Night Walk, which was meant to be taking place in July has moved! The hope is to run a physical event, but they also have plans to hold a virtual walk too. More details from

OCTOBER MON 4: CHESTERFIELD RSPB TALK ‘The wildlife in South Africa’. St Thomas Centre, Chatsworth Road @7 to 7:15pm. Open to anyone interested in the subject or the RSPB. Contact 01246 201663.



Don Catchment Rivers Trust (DCRT) evening bat walks in conjunction with Friends of Spital Cemetery. 6:30 to 8pm. For details see events-calendar/

Speaker from The Derbyshire Record Office, Matlock. Whittington Moor Methodist Church, Whittington Moor & online @7:30pm. Details and to register e:



Whittington Moor Methodist Church, Whittington Moor Chesterfield and to view online @7:30pm. New members & guests welcome. Details and to register E:

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Hermans Hermits, The Tremeloes, Mamas & Papas UK, Marmalade, The Merseybeats, PJ Proby, Dave Berry, Steve Ellis & Gerry's Pacemakers. Winding Wheel.

Orgreave Lakes and nature reserve. Meet 10am. Call 01246 201663 for details.

THU 21: CHESTERFIELD CIVIC SOCIETY AGM AND TALK BY PHILIP RIDEN 'Still campaigning to make Chesterfield a better place to live' at the St Thomas' Centre, Chatsworth Road. Doors open 7pm. Members free. Visitors £2.00.

NOVEMBER WED 3: CHESTERFIELD RSPB TALK 'Wildlife for all' St Thomas Centre, Chatsworth Road 7 to 7:15pm. Open to anyone interested in the subject or the RSPB. Contact 01246 201663.

WED 3: CHESTERFIELD AND DISTRICT FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY Dena Fanshawe speaking on “The Road to Ypres.” Whittington Moor Methodist Church, Whittington Moor & online @7:30pm. Details and to register e:

WED 10: CHESTERFIELD RSPB MIDWEEK TRIP Idle Valley Notts wildlife Trust. Meet 10am. Call 01246 201663 for details.

SAT 20: CHESTERFIELD RSPB WEEKEND TRIP Fairburn Ings. Meet 10am. Meet 9:30am. Call 01246 201663 for details.

DECEMBER WED 1: CHESTERFIELD AND DISTRICT FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY Christmas Social and Quiz. Whittington Moor Methodist Church, Whittington Moor & online @7:30pm. Details and to register e: secretary@

MON 6: CHESTERFIELD RSPB TALK. Highlights of 10 years of birding with Chesterfield Group. St Thomas' Centre, Chatsworth Road 7 to 7:15pm. Open to anyone interested in the subject or the RSPB. Contact 01246 201663.

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SAT 11: CHESTERFIELD RSPB WEEKEND TRIP Potteric Carr. Meet 10am. Call 01246 201663 for details.

REGULAR EVENTS HONEY BELLES LADLES CHOIR Rehearsal at St John's at Walton from the beginning of September. They have been meeting on Zoom all through lockdown until June when they were kindly offered the use of the outdoor covered area at Matlock Farm Park. The donkeys have occasionally joined in! Contact:

TUESDAY CHESTERFIELD GARLAND DANCERS Starting back 5 October 2021. Methodist Church Hall, Jawbones Hill, Derby Road, S40 2TN from 7:30 to 9:30pm. E: enquiry@

THURSDAY ROBINSONS BOWLING CLUB Regular Thursday morning welcome sessions. Information from Marilyn Blackwell on 01246 270039 or FB: @ Robinson Bowls Club.

TRANSITION CHESTERFIELD MONTHLY MEETING 2nd Thursday from 7 to 9:30pm. E: for venue and more details.

FRIDAY ZUMBA GOLD Perfect for active older adults. Stay active, meet new people, have a coffee and some fun! 10:30am and 11:30am. St Thomas' Centre. £5, please book first class. Contact Adele on 07956 165287.

KFC (KIDS FRIDAY CLUB) For Primary ages. Every Friday in term time from 6 to 7pm at Walton Evangelical Church, Moorland View Road. For details T: 01246 231002.

FRIDAY CLUB FOR TEENS For teenagers in school years 7 to 9. 7:15 to 8:15pm at Walton Evangelical Church, Moorland View Road. For details T: 01246 231002.

THE CHESTERFIELD ART CLUB 2nd & 4th Friday at Walton Peak School from 7:30 to 9:30pm. Work nights, Demonstration & Critiques. Visitors welcome at £5/session. For info call Julie 01246 237291. (Not Aug or Dec).

SATURDAY TRANSITION CHESTERFIELD REPAIR CAFÉ 3rd Saturday of the month from 18 September, 10am to 12:30pm. Drop in sessions now starting up again with cafe facilities available. All types of repair will be offered assistance. E:

SUNDAY PETER & ST PAUL OLD BRAMPTON CHURCH Now holding Sunday services in Church again at 9:30am - everyone welcome. For details see www.

SUNDAY SERVICE 10am at Storrs Road Methodist Church. Please see web for details as booking may be necessary. More information about Zoom and other online services can be found at

FRIENDS OF SPITAL CEMETERY Monthly tours on second Sunday of the month at 1pm starting up again from this month. Ideally prebook. Tours can be arranged at alternative times if preferred. Contact:

‘Aurora are a fabulous group of ladies who share their passion for singing with each other. Although we strive to be our best, there is no pressure put on us-the most important thing is that we have fun through our music and friendship. New members are always welcomed and soon feel part of our family! If you enjoy singing what are you waiting for? Come and join us-its one of the best things I ever did.’ Clare

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‘I hadn't sung in a choir since I was at school, so I was full of trepidation. Everyone was so welcoming and friendly and I realised that you don't have to be Maria Callas to sing with a choir. I practice when I'm cooking or doing the ironing. I have been a member of Aurora for 12 years and love performing at our concerts. Audiences are so appreciative and I think we sound quite good’.

'I wanted to meet people and I wanted to sing and I thought the best way of doing that was to join a choir. I've made lots of friends from different walks of life and the camaraderie is very good. It doesn't matter what's gone on that day, you start singing and it's all forgotten for a couple of hours. I find singing very therapeutic. I've got chronic asthma and my lung function has improved since I've been singing regularly' Jayne joined Aurora in 2015.


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The note below from Shruti at the Asian Association dropped into our mailbox the other day following their article in the Summer edition, and for me it proves that people read what we do and that being part of S40 & S41 Local works. Simon over at S41 Local and I would like to pass on our thanks to everyone who contacted them and mentioned our article. Now when's our taster meal being delivered?

All of us at the Asian Association would like to thank you for the amazing articles in S40 & S41 Local! Ever since the issue is out, we have been approached by so many people in person and over telephone, mentioning that they read about us in S40 and interested in all our activities and delicious food from Saffron Kitchen. We had food stalls in the Chesterfield Market on 8 and 10 August. Many visitors to our stall shared that they read about us in S40 & S41 Local and decided to visit us to know more. We are very happy and overwhelmed by the responses we have been getting. Thank you again for visiting our Centre and the fantastic article. Regards, Shruti Vispute

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AUTUMN GARDENING TIPS Words: Transition Chesterfield Images: Robert Nixon Betts If you have heavy clay soil, make a start on digging it over, leaving the lumps to be broken down by frost over winter. If you have any used compost, which will improve the soil structure, incorporate it as you go.

When leaves have fallen then this is the time to give your soft fruit, blackcurrants, blackberries and all the hybrids some shaping while they are dormant. Remember that many of these appear on the previous year’s growth, e.g. raspberries and blackcurrants.

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When your crops of tomatoes etc. have finished, thoroughly clean greenhouses and cold frames while the days are still warm enough for them to dry out.

Birds (especially pigeons) are fond of leafy green vegetables, so deter them with netting or lengths of black thread tightly stretched across and around the plants.

Keep harvesting runner and French beans; like many vegetables (including courgettes), they will keep trying to produce more as long as they’re not allowed to set seed - it’s the same principle as deadheading ornamental plants. But there comes a time when they really have finished, so cut them off at ground level, leaving the roots, which will have collected valuable nitrogen, in the ground. Plant over-wintering onion sets and garlic and continue to sow winter lettuces - start in modules

under cover (there are several varieties with varying degrees of hardiness: lamb’s lettuce, Winter Density, Valdor and All the Year Round are just a few).

It is time to think about ordering new fruit trees and move existing ones (and shrubs) while the ground is still warm. Keep on top of tidying jobs but leave as many ornamental seedheads as possible; they can look good, especially frosted, and provide food for birds. Attracting these to the garden can also help with pest control, as they will eat the eggs and larvae of some nuisance bugs. Houseplants will need watering less often, and don't need to be fed any more this year. Cover ponds with nets before heavy leaf-fall clogs them up – remember to remove the collected leaves before they weigh the net down or start to rot.

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Please get your details to us by close of play Thursday 23 September 2021. Performance: Friday 24 September 2021 7pm. Renowned for an endless string of soulful yet socially aware hits ...Forgotten Town, Ideal World, Born Again, Harvest for the World, What's in a Word, Hooverville, Words, Father, The Bottle and many more The Christians enjoyed huge acclaim in the late 80s and early 90s both in the UK and Europe and often confused people with their band name (in fact just the brothers surname with absolutely no religious connotation!) Still headed by enigmatic lead singer Garry Christian (who very much deserves the Daily Mirror’s description of him as having ‘one of the finest voices in pop) who has only gained in vocal stature (and wit) over the years! The band are enjoying a revival currently touring successfully in the UK and Europe.


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Catch them on tour and find out why Chris Evans said 'it was the best gig I've ever been to'. Courtesy of Maria at MP Promotions we have a pair of tickets to give away to a lucky reader. To be in with a chance of picking up the tickets:

• Email CHRISTIANS to • Text CHRISTIANS to 07764 801080

• Complete the form below, and send to: • Christians Giveaway S40 Local, 34 Westbrook Drive Chesterfield S40 3PQ

Please get your details or forms to arrive with us by close of play Thursday 23 September 2021. As always, a huge thanks to Maria at MP Promotions for supplying the to giveaway.

You will need to make your own way to the venue.




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See them live at the Devil's Arse Peak Cavern in Castleton with a pair of tickets courtesy of MP Promotions but, you'll need to be quick!

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Welcome back Spireites, it's the start of the new football season and unless you've been living under a rock for the last few months, then you can't fail to have noticed the excitement building around the club again for the new campaign. Let me cut to the chase. Promotion, that's what we all want, plain and simple! As we made it to the playoffs last season resulting from the massive turnaround by the new owners and manager, I'm hungry for more and you know what, I can see us getting it, I really can! This is James Rowe's first start to a Spireite season including the pre-season stage and he's not been messing about since close of play last season. There have already been many changes at the club including a new assistant manager and a few new signings, including a couple of keepers. Fundamentally the club continues to give Rowe their full backing to lay down the tracks in shaping his master plan, to eventually start his first football league campaign in League 2. Given what James achieved last season in his first six months for us, imagine a full season with him at the helm. I feel a few bets have been placed among the fans for winning the league outright this time around and I can't blame them. Let's recap on events since the final whistle at the Notts County game back in June, the play-off game that ended our 2020/21 season. Ernie Moss We start with the sad news that club legend Ernie Moss passed away in July. Ernie was given a proud CFC send-off in August. His coffin was driven around the ground on a final emotional lap, on route to his funeral service. Standing at the ground it was very moving for all us fans and staff saying goodbye to the greatest ever Chesterfield FC goal scorer. He won't be forgotten! The Friendlies The Spireites played six friendly games of which they won 5, including away at their annual Matlock Town and Alfreton Town pre-season fixtures. Both at Please Mention S41 Local

Matlock (where Ernie managed and won the Derbyshire Senior Cup with Matlock Town in 2004) and at the home game against Bradford there was a minute's remembrance/applause before the kick-off by the teams and the fans, to celebrate and pay tribute to Ernie. Chesterfields only defeat came against Ernie's old club Port Vale where the Spireites fell to a single goal at the Technique Stadium. New signings James has brought in many players, including another 2 goalkeepers (Scott Loach – from Barnet) (Melvin Minter – Harrogate Town) on free transfers. The talk of the town however has clearly been our new striker Tshimanga, signing on a 3-year deal. Who, with Danny Rowe and Asante to play alongside when he returns from injury, will be an unstoppable force! Tshimanga can only be described as a mouth-watering signing of epic proportions. A superb in form striker. He had already banged in 40 odd goals in 2 seasons for his previous club Boreham Woods, so he has some clout behind him and at just 24 years of age, there's more to come. Tshimanga started in the opening match of the league campaign against Aldershot Town and also got onto the score sheet after a penalty slotted home by Danny Rowe, which ended 2-0 to the blues. This took us to 5th in the table after the first game, with a clean sheet. And to be honest, with James Rowe in charge and the players clearly playing for him, I would be amazed if we dropped into the bottom half of the table this time around. This is why I believe CFC, after spending a good few seasons in it, are competing in their final season in the National League. As Del Boy once said “if you don't have a dream, then how you gonna have a dream come true?” Amen to that. Oh, and if you go to the games or listen on the club's new free online app “1866 Sport” to all live matchday commentary, there's only one thing to say...come on You Blues!

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Crossword Fancy £20 just for filling in our crossword? For your chance to win, send in your completed crossword to reach us by Friday 8 October 2021 to S40 Local, Studio 1, West Studios, Sheffield Road S41 7LL or take a photo/ scan it & email Congratulations to last months winner Anne Keeton of Somersall. Across 1. Security is back in store (7)






















4. Film of small pages (5) 7. Archaic term for a hamlet (5)

8. Gloucester village just off the A417 (7)

9. Dim Helga hangs around Scottish occasion (8,5) 11. Fred, Rod or Bert can be a film star (6,7) 15. Scrap nice side to avoid these (13)

19. Angry commotions (7) 20. It is pleasing when sweet (5)

21. Jobs that are the first requests (5) 22. There are lots they want (7) Down 1. Abandon the channel (5) 2. Projection from one of a number of different directions (5) 3. Flower part pales confusingly (5)

4. Searched with the intention of finding the elderly (7)

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11. Refuge concerning indecision (7)

12. Writers cross road to find somewhere to eat (7) 13. Communists are different inside books picked up again (7)

14. Regret the French street (3) 16. He is on the move and sane (5) 17. Edition for Sue is complete (5)

18. Pulled up to make greater effort (5)

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