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no. 31 March 2012 The community magazine for Ashgate, Brampton, Brookside, Holymoorside, Somersall and Walton. Cover Photo by Andrew Evans of

Intro Hi and welcome to the March edition of S40 Local.

Yeah! Spring is coming, the clocks are jumping forwards, daffodils, tulips, snowdrops are poking out of the ground and SAD syndrome will soon be behind me! Sorry, I got muddled up there. I love snow – when it comes, and when it came on Saturday at 2pm on the dot, I was ecstatic! Saturday evening heavy snow, Sunday perfect sledging and playing conditions, Monday, roads clear for getting where I needed to be! RESULT! Anyway, Will’s Blog, which is proving popular, sees his take on the snow, on page 70. So, in this edition we feature the River Hipper – a facet in S40 that I’ve never really thought about, that is, until I was approached by a reader who’d met someone doing a research project into it. Iain McGregor and his son are passionate about The River Hipper, and that passion is pretty contagious – so I met with Iain to find out a bit more – you can see what you think on page 46. We’ve also covered a lot about our local businesses this month, businesses who’ve appeared on TV and some new start-ups, there’s lots of good stuff going on so take a look at those. This month’s cover shot was sent in from Andrew Evans. Andrew runs Photography for beginners Courses, based in various locations in the Peak District, they’re friendly, Page 2 •

informal and practical. If you want to go along please see Andrew’s website at

I hope you enjoy this edition, if you’ve anything you’d like to share with the rest of the community, you’ve a photo for the cover or you just want to get in touch, please do, on the contact details shown on the right. Have an enjoyable March. Paul.

“I have been in the S40 Magazine for over 2 years now and although it was slow at the beginning I now get regular calls from the S40 Local. This has been great for my business, as most of my work now comes from local customers, meaning less travelling and competitive quotes. S40 also tend to recommend you to other customers locally.” CG Roberts Painter & Decorator.

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What’s On Monday 20 February

Ashgate Hospice: Quiz Night. The Olde House. For further information on any of the above events please contact Alison Ward‐Foster on 01246 567250 or email

Tuesday 21 February

North East Derbyshire Downs Syndrome Group. Alice's View Children's Centre, North Wingfield from 10am to Midday. Come and join in the fun! Lunch is available for a small charge after the session and is a lovely sharing time after the play, song, rhyme and fun time together. For more info please call Janine on 01246 204851 ext 304.

Tuesday 21 February

Valuation Day: St Thomas' Centre. Mellors and Kirk are holding their Antiques Roadshow and are available for valuations and advice. Please see advert for details. St Thomas Centre, Chatsworth Road from 10am to 1:30pm.

Friday 24 February

Holymoorside Film: "Mrs. Brown" 1997 History Drama. Queen Victoria, depressed after the death of Albert, is encouraged back to life by her devoted servant. Great performances by Judi Dench & Billy Connolly. Cert PG. Starts at 7.30pm Holymoorside Village Hall. See or call Ann 01246 567118.

Friday 24 February

WOW (Worship on Weekdays) "What's in a Name" at Storrs Road Methodist Church. Come and join the Worship Group for an evening of contemporary worship in a relaxed friendly atmosphere.  Coffee and tea served from 7.30, worship starts at 7.45.

Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 February

1940's Weekend at the Chesterfield Museum. Experience life on the Home Front at the Museum and special events at the Pomegranate Theatre and Winding Wheel. Contact Chesterfield Museum on 01246 345727.

Saturday 25 February

Beetle Drive with fish and chip supper at Storrs Road Methodist Church & Centre, Upper Moor Street at 7 pm. Tickets £6, please contact 01246 232169.

Sunday 26 February

Church Anniversary at Storrs Road Methodist Church, Upper Moor Street. A cafe style 'Worship 4 All' service in the morning at 10.45am conducted by Sylvia Griffiths.  Everyone welcome.  Evening service at 6.15pm.

Monday 27 February

Brampton Living History Group: 'Bolsover Past and present' A talk by Mr J. Taylor. Held in St. Thomas’ Church Meeting Room, Chatsworth Road, at 7.30pm. Admission Charge £1.50. ALL WELCOME.

Monday 27 February

Wesley Guild, 7.30 at Storrs Road Methodist Church, Upper Moor Street. Mrs Pam Grayson will be speaking about Dalit, India. New members welcome to come along.

Thursday 1 March

Young Enterprise Trade Fair provisional date. For details please contact Chesterfield Tourist Information Centre on 01246 345774 or visit

Friday 2 March

Over 60's Luncheon Club at the Parish Centre 91, Sheffield Road Stonegravels. Meet at 1pm. Come along and enjoy a delicious home made main course and dessert for only £3. Full disabled access. New members are warmly welcomed. If you need transport to get here, or if you need any further information, please contact Margaret on 01246 202477.

Friday 2 March

Women's World Day of Prayer: 2012 theme - "Let Justice Prevail".  10am service at Salem Chapel, Wingerworth.  Speaker - Rev Ruth Turner.  Everyone welcome.  Refreshments provided.

Friday 2 March

Women's World Day of Prayer: 2012 theme - "Let Justice Prevail".  10.30am service at St Paul's, Hasland.  Speaker -  Mrs M Boswell. Everyone welcome.  Refreshments provided.

Friday 2 March

Women's World Day of Prayer: 2012 theme - "Let Justice Prevail".  10.30am service at Zion Church, Brampton.  Speaker - Mrs M Fermer.  Everyone welcome.  Refreshments provided.

Friday 2 March

Women's World Day of Prayer: 2012 theme - "Let Justice Prevail".  1.30pm service at Barlow Methodist Church.  Speaker - Rev Annete Love.  Everyone welcome.  Refreshments provided.

Friday 2 March

Women's World Day of Prayer: 2012 theme - "Let Justice Prevail".  1.30pm service at Church of the Annunciation.  Speaker -  Sister A Gilson. Everyone welcome.  Refreshments provided.

Friday 2 March

Women's World Day of Prayer: 2012 theme - "Let Justice Prevail".  1.30pm service at St Andrew's, Newbold.  Speaker - Rev Jocelyn Lewis.  Everyone welcome.  Refreshments provided.

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What’s On Friday 2 March

Women's World Day of Prayer: 2012 theme - "Let Justice Prevail".  7.00pm service at Loundsley Green Church.  Speaker - Mrs C Kirk.  Everyone welcome.  Refreshments provided.

Saturday 3 March

Brampton Food and Craft Market - 10am-2pm at St Thomas Centre. Some of the usual food stalls plus plenty of local arts and crafts. Ring 01246 279916 for more information.

Thursday 8 March

Chesterfield Evening Townswomen's Guild. Annual General Meeting & supper. 7.00pm at the Winding Wheel. Further details from the Secretary on 01246 455110.

Thursday 8 March

Farmers’ Market. For details please contact Chesterfield Tourist Information Centre on 01246 345774 or visit

Thursday 8 March

Tea Dance @ Fairplay. The first of a monthly Tea Dance at the Fairplay Centre, Alexandra Road. Enjoy music, tea and cake. Parking in the top right hand corner of Mecca Bingo Car Park. For more detail please contact the Fairplay office on 01246 203963.

Thursday 8 March

Singing for the Brain. St John's Church Centre, Walton Back Lane 2pm to 4pm. Anyone with dementia or any similar condition is very welcome to come along with their carers and enjoy an afternoon of tea, cake, song, chat and fun. Staff from the Alzheimer's Society will be on hand for advice. For more information contact the Alzheimer's society on 01246 223366.

Friday 9 March

What’s So Special About Easter? Jim Gourley investigates ‘Who is Jesus Christ’ at Costa Coffee, Packers Row. Chesterfield 7.15pm to 8.45pm. Ticket (FOC) only – includes admission and first coffee. For information and tickets, call freephone 0808 108 2354 or email

Saturday 10 March

Barlborough Hall School & Mount St Marys College: Open Day. See advert on page 7 for detail. Come and see the schools for yourself between 10am and 12 Noon. Barlborough Hall School, Barlborough S43 4TJ. Call 01246 810511 for details.

Sunday 11 March Chesterfield Alpine Garden Group: Plant Hunting. An illustrated talk “Plant Hunting on the Roof of the World, an Alpine garden Society Trek to Kangshu” given by Harry Jans from Holland. 3pm in Holymoorside United Reformed Church. For more information phone 01246 569025. Monday 12 March

NEDIAS AGM and members’ evening. 7.30 at the Friends’ Meeting House, Ashgate Road. Info from Cliff on 01246 234212.

Monday 12 March          

Diabetes UK - Chesterfield & North Derbyshire Voluntary Group monthly meeting: ‘THE ROLE OF THE DIABETES NURSE’ by Diabetes Nurses from Chesterfield Royal Hospital. In the Education Centre, adjacent to Car Parks 5 & 6 at Chesterfield Royal Hospital, Calow at 7.30pm. The meetings are free and open to all – refreshments. Contact: Alan Kirk on 01246 233539.

Tuesday 13 March

Crown Square Matlock - Chesterfield and District Civic Society talk by Ken Parker, from the Matlock Civic Association. 7.30pm at the Eyre Chapel Newbold. Contact Yvonne Williamson (01246) 566509 for more information.

Tuesday 13 March

Holymoorside Film: "The Conversation" Francis Ford Coppola's tense 1974 thriller starring Gene Hackman as paranoid and secretive surveillance expert with crisis of conscience. Cert. 12A. Starts at 8.00pm Holymoorside Village Hall. For more details see or call Ann 01246 567118.

Friday 16 and Saturday 17 March

Kids Workshops @ Flowerhouse. Bring the kids down and let them create their own arrangement and a scrummy decorated buscuit, the perfect gift for Mothers Day. Call Rebecca on 01246 555007 for more detail.

Friday 16 March

What’s So Special About Easter? Jim Gourley investigates ‘Who is Jesus Christ’ at Costa Coffee, Packers Row. Chesterfield 7.15pm to 8.45pm. Ticket (FOC) only – includes admission and first coffee. For information and tickets, call freephone 0808 108 2354 or email

Friday 16 March

Over 60s Luncheon Club at the Parish Centre 91, Sheffield Road Stonegravels. Meet at 1pm. Come along and enjoy a delicious home made main course and dessert for only £3. Full disabled access. New members are warmly welcome. If you need transport to get here, or if you need any further information, please contact Margaret on 01246 202477.

Friday 16 March

Holymoorside History Society: Changes at Chatsworth a talk by the Duke of Devonshire. Venue: Holymoorside Village Hall at 7:30pm £1.50 including refreshments. For details contact Programme Secretary Roy Mercer on 01246 569067.

Saturday 17 March

Terminus Bowling Club Opening Day: First day of the season, 1pm on the green. New members welcome. The club is on Chatsworth Road, opposite Bookfield School. Please contact 01246 563888 for information. 

Saturday 17 March

Mother's Day Coffee Morning - 10:00 to 12 noon at Storrs Road Methodist Church. Cakes and preserves etc will be on sale.

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‘The school’s aims are fully fulfilled; exemplified by pupils who are confident, articulate, and motivated to do well by an excellent curriculum and outstanding teaching.’ ISI Report, 2011

‘...pupils make exceptional progress when compared with those of similar above average ability. By the time they leave Year 6, their level of attainment is exceptional.’ ISI Report, 2011





A warm, welcoming and happy Catholic co-educational day school (3-11) offering Christian values to all families

Individual success through an outstanding education focused on each child’s needs in small classes

Highly qualified specialist teachers delivering a creative and diverse curriculum

A stunning learning environment in one of the most beautiful school settings in England

Before and after school care and holiday provision ensuring flexibility for busy parents (Early Years funding accepted)


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What’s On Sunday 18 March

Ashgate Hospice: Woofs and Wellies Walk. A Sponsored Dog Walk around Linacre Woods – to enter online go to or call the Fundraising Team on 01246 567250.

Sunday 18 March

Mothering Sunday Worship 4 All at Storrs Road Methodist Church. This will also be the enrolment for St John Quadrilateral Division and the 2nd Chesterfield Boys' Brigade parade. Coffee will be served after the service.

Sunday 18 March

Mothering Sunday Celebration. The Gospel Mission, Old Road, Brampton celebrates Mothering Sunday at 10.45 a.m. with gifts for all the ladies present and refreshments after the service.

Tuesday 20 March

Lilypad Open Evening. View the latest Spring & Summer stock with a glass of wine and a chocolate or two. 6pm to 9pm, Lilypad 281 Chatsworth Road, Chesterfield. Call 01246 231 400 for info.

Wednesday 21 March

St Helen’s Local History Society at the Parish Centre 91, Sheffield Road Stonegravels. St Helen’s Local History Society meeting at 7.30pm in the Hadfield Suite inside Christ Church building – A talk by Mark Dawson on Food and Drink In North Derbyshire in Tudor and Stuart Times.

Thursday 22 March

FAIRPLAY: Partylite Party. 7.30 to 9.30pm – people must purchase tickets from the Fairplay Office 01246 203963 £2.00 a ticket. Transform your home into a feel-good space with PartyLite, fragranced candles and exclusive home accessories. Parking for events at the Fairplay Centre is in the top right hand corner of the Mecca Bingo carpark. Fundraiser for Fairplay.

Friday 23 March

Holymoorside Film: "Jane Eyre" 2011 An intelligent, beautifully crafted version of the Brontë classic, filmed in well known Derbyshire locations. Stars Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender as the brooding Mr. Rochester. Cert PG. Starts at 7.30pm Holymoorside Village Hall. See or call Ann 01246 567118.

Friday 23 March

Ashage Hospice: Pamper Your PA. Here is a chance to thank your PA for all their hard work, for further details please contact Emily Evans on 01246 568801 or email

Friday 23 March

What’s So Special About Easter? Jim Gourley investigates ‘Who is Jesus Christ’ at Costa Coffee, Packers Row. Chesterfield 7.15pm to 8.45pm. Ticket (FOC) only – includes admission and first coffee. For information and tickets, call freephone 0808 108 2354 or email

Friday 23 March

Mayors Event & Ashgate Hospice Gala Dinner. 7pm at the Red Lion, Stonedge. A three course Black Tie Dinner with music from the Tony Ray Sound dance band. Tickets £45 from Vivien at the Town Hall 345239 and Alison Ward‐Foster on 01246 567250 or email Fundraiser for Ashgate Hospice and Nenna Kind.

Saturday 24 March

Holymoorside Choral Society: Spring Concert at Rose Hill United Reformed Church, Soresby Street, Chesterfield starting at 7.30 pm. A highly attractive selection of seasonal sacred and secular music and featuring guest guitar soloist Steve Marsh. Tickets £8 on the door or from Angela Jones Tel.206485

Saturday 24 March

Spring Fayre at the Gospel Mission Congregational Church, Old Road, Brampton, starts 2pm A variety of games, prizes and stalls. Refreshments available.

Sunday 25 March

OPEN GARDEN at 124, Holymoor Road, Holymoorside S42 7 DU. Open from 2pm to 5pm. Plant Sales, Refreshments, Stalls. Entrance £1. Proceeds to United Reformed Church 150th Anniversary. For more information phone 01246 569025.

Monday 26 March

Brampton Living History Group: 'French Prisoners' A talk by Mrs M.Dunn. Held in St. Thomas’ Church Meeting Room, Chatsworth Road, at 7.30pm. Admission Charge £1.50. ALL WELCOME.

Monday 26 March

Wesley Guild at Storrs Road Methodist Church monthly meeting. This will be a Lenten Devotional evening at 7.30 pm. All are welcome.

Friday 30 March

What’s So Special About Easter? Jim Gourley investigates ‘Who is Jesus Christ’ at Costa Coffee, Packers Row. Chesterfield 7.15pm to 8.45pm. Ticket (FOC) only – includes admission and first coffee. For information and tickets, call freephone 0808 108 2354 or email

Friday 30 March

Over 60s Luncheon Club at the Parish Centre 91, Sheffield Road Stonegravels. Meet at 1pm. Come along and enjoy a delicious home made main course and dessert for only £3. Full disabled access. New members are warmly welcome. If you need transport to get here, or if you need any further information, please contact Margaret on 01246 202477.

Friday 30 March

RCCG Grace Chapel 3rd Anniversary celebrations Applause 2012! (Music Extravaganza) Christians across denominations coming together for a musical concert for the town at 6.00pm - Unit 2, 6 & 7, South Place, Chesterfield. Contact: 01246 555705.

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What’s On Saturday 31 March

Holymoorside Choral Society: Spring Concert at Holy Trinity Church, Newbold Road, Chesterfield starting at 7.30 pm. A highly attractive selection of seasonal sacred and secular songs from J.S.Bach to the present. Tickets £5 on the door or from John Thurstan Tel. 231336

Saturday 31 March

RCCG Grace Chapel celebrates her 3rd Anniversary. Come and be Blessed, Unit 2, 6 & 7, South Place, Chesterfield. Time: 6:00pm. Contact: 01246 555705

Saturday 31 March to Saturday 12 May

The Ancient Greeks at the Chesterfield Museum. An interactive exhibition about life in Ancient Greece. Contact Chesterfield Museum on 01246 345727.

Sunday 1 April

RCCG Grace Chapel celebrates her 3rd Anniversary. Come and be Blessed, Unit 2, 6 & 7, South Place, Chesterfield. Time: 10.00am. Contact: 01246 555705

Sunday 1 April

Old Road Palm Sunday Procession, starts 10.45 am from the junction of Old Road and Old Hall Road (opposite Britannia Inn). Join with us to recreate the journey into Jerusalem on the first Palm Sunday.  There will be refreshments back at The Gospel Mission afterwards.

Friday 6 April

Revolution House opens for the Summer season. There is a special exhibition this year to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrating Royal visits and events in Chesterfield. Contact Chesterfield Museum on 01246 345727.

Sunday 8 April

Ashgate Hospice: B&Q Tribute Evening. At the Winding Wheel, Chesterfield. For details, tickets and how to get involved please visit or call the Fundraising Team on 01246 567250.

Saturday 26 May Walton and West Community Forum in partnership with ‘Live and Local’ present ‘Old Dance School’ an exciting folk septet, at St Thomas Centre on Chatsworth Road, Chesterfield. The vibrant and innovative folk group has been championed by Radio 2's Bob Harris. Brampton Brewery licensed bar on the night. Tickets £8 or £6 concessions from the Created Gallery, 420 Chatsworth Road or from Shirley Niblock on 01246 207080 or Howard Borrell on 01246 221400.

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Blueflame Heatplan Ltd Meet The Crew

When the boiler’s working and the house is warm I don’t think about the gas supply much, but when it breaks down, and it did one Boxing Day, I realise how much I rely on it - I’m not partial to a cold shower.


o avoid that very issue we have a contract with a national supplier, EON I think it is – but that’s because I hadn’t realised I can source one on Chatsworth Road. Blueflame – you may have seen their vans driving around or parked up along Chatsworth Road near Johnson’s, they’re tucked away between The Spice of Orient and the Brampton Mile where their offices are based. It’s a family business run

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by John Beevers, a Walton resident, and his sons Simon and Will. John moved to Chesterfield 30 years ago and his sons are Chesterfield born and bred. Blueflame has been in business for about 10 years and came about by combining John’s background in sales and admin within the heating business and with the practical skills of his sons. All three are involved in the operation at 290a Chatsworth Road, together with eight local lads. It’s not just service contracts that they offer, first and foremost Blueflame are heating engineers – they cover all aspects of domestic gas central heating systems, installation, servicing, repairs and the service contracts. I was particularly interested in the idea of the service contracts. How can a local small company provide the same as the large nationals? John explained: “We run service contracts for our customers 7 days a week, supporting all types of boilers and systems, with various levels of service based on our

customers needs, for instance if we install a new central heating system the cover will exclude the boiler which will be covered by the manufacturer, typically two to five years. Once the warranty finishes the cover will step up to include the boiler. “Some contracts have been in place for ten years now, we have hundreds of customers who benefit from our service, we operate 7 days a week, we will always respond quickly and you will talk to a real person based locally. Prices start at £11.95 per month and full details of the services are available on our website at Why buy from EON etc when you can have a service operated by a local contractor?” “Last year during the snow the speed of our response was better than British Gas!” A simple thing that differentiates us from the nationals is offering a timed appointment - we won’t make an appointment between 8am and 1pm or 1pm and 6pm, we’ll give you a time and that’s when we’ll come, and when we arrive it’s a local person.

We’re quite traditional, it’s about getting to know you and building relationships, we have customers who request the lads they know when service time comes around. It makes my day when I get calls like yesterday from a customer to say how nice it was to see smiling, competent staff”.

“Last year during the snow the speed of our response was better than British Gas!” “Our core values are based around offering the type of services we’d want to receive, again I think some would think it’s old fashioned but I can’t see anything wrong with offering a punctual service, using quality products and delivering it at a fair price.”

So who do you offer this service to? “Most customers are domestic, but we do cover smaller commercial systems which use larger domestic sized boilers. We offer landlords certificates, maintenance for rental properties and can now offer full bathroom installations.” Goin’ green – can you deliver any energy saving devices? “We’re often asked about the efficiency rating of the systems we use. Regulations dictate all heating systems installed must use boilers with an efficiency rating of 85% (level B), we only use level A boilers that have an efficiency of 90% or above. These systems use thermostatic valves on radiators and a room thermostat, these two things alone can achieve a significant saving on your bill and can be easily retrofitted.” Another way to save energy is to “zone” your system. This

creates two separate sections of your heating system that operate from independent thermostats. It’s something Blueflame can fit on most existing systems. It means you don’t need to turn down valves on individual rooms when you don’t need them heated. The most common use is to separate upstairs and downstairs but it could be used to heat an individual room, an office for instance that’s used in the day leaving the remaining house on standard times.” Ed: I like the zoning idea, he says sitting in his cold office! John’s final comment: “We were involved with DIY SOS recently and some of our team will be appearing on the program tomorrow night where we installed a heating system in a house in Inkersall.” A tip for another article ... find out more on page 22.

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Regular Events Anytime

Ashgate Hospice: Come Dine at Mine! Hold a dinner party in aid of Ashgate Hospice, Come Dine at Mine is an exciting way to raise money, whilst socialising with your family and friends. For further information on any of the above events please contact Alison Ward‐Foster on 01246 567250 or email alison.ward@


Parish Centre 91, Sheffield Road Stonegravels. Rooms are available for hire for educational, social and vocational activities from £5 per hour. Our rooms are very much in demand for children’s and family parties. Modern kitchen and full disabled access. For more information please contact us on 01246 209433 or


Jog Derbyshire Groups @Brampton Manor. All welcome. Mon 6-7pm, Wed 9.30-10.30am and Thurs 5-5.45pm. For details contact Brampton Manor on 01246 277760 or visit the website

Monday Mornings

Maracajacks, music and fun for babies and toddlers, followed by Tots Café at St Tomas Centre, an informal get together for parents/carers. Contact 01246 279916 for more information.

Every Monday

William Rhodes Primary and Nursery School Community Choir. Meeting weekly 3:30pm to 4:30pm, every Monday, our Community Choir is made up of children, staff, parents and members of the wider community. Enthusiasm is all you need. An ability to sing is an advantage but not compulsory! We aim to have lots of fun - and do! Come along and join in, the more the merrier! Contact Cindy Clark on 01246 234626.

Mondays Term Time

2nd Chesterfield Boys Brigade for boys and girls age 6 - 18 at Storrs Road Methodist Church Centre. Every Monday during term time, starts 6pm. Contact 01246 274021 or

Every Monday

Beginners Linedance Class. 11am - 12.15pm, Hasland Village Hall, Eastwood Park, Hasland.  Refreshments provided. Contact Kathryn on 01246 569053.  NOTE:  Last class Monday 6th February ... this class will merge with main class, 1pm - 2.45pm, from Monday 13th February.

Every Monday

Linedancing (Intermediates), 1pm - 3pm Hasland Village Hall, Eastwood Park, Hasland. Further details contact Kathryn on 01246 569053.

Every Monday

A-Capella Choirs. We sing a mixed selection, blues, swing, ballads and even a Welsh rugby song. If you would like to attend one of our ladies practice sessions, we practice every Monday evening at Loundsley Green Community Centre starting at 7.30pm. Contact Cynthia on 01246 567636 for details.

Every Monday

Cock and Magpie Morris 8.00pm - 9.30pm @ A.C.C.A 6 Ashgate Road, Chesterfield S40 4AA. New wo/ men dancers and musicians always welcome. Phone Shirley Niblock on 01246 207080 for further details or

Every Monday

Tramway Tavern: Weekly General Knowledge Quiz. At the Tramway Tavern on Chatsworth Road. Every Monday from 9.00pm - Gallon Of Beer to the Winner.

3rd Monday (Not RSPB Chesterfield Local Group: 7.15pm to 9.15pm at the Winding Wheel. Illustrated talks , refreshments, August) bird food sales. Non members welcome Contact: Alan Goddard 01246 230244 or visit groups/chesterfield Every Tuesday

Cycle rides for the retired with Chesterfield Spire Cycle Club - meet at Queen's Park Sports Centre at 9.30a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday (dependent on weather, cancelled if raining hard). Slow easy pace, good company, visit to cafes. The pace is the slowest of the group, we always wait for everyone. For further information on any of the club activities contact Dave Scrivener on 01246 455525 or just come along.

Every Tuesday

Knit and Natter: 10am-12.30pm at St Thomas Centre. An informal gathering for people who enjoy doing craft together. All ages, all abilities. Ring 01246 279916 for more information.

Every Tuesday (Term Time)

Tiger Tots: A stay and play baby/toddler group. 1:30pm to 3pm (term time) Holymoorside Village Hall. Anyone welcome, £2 per family, call in and ask for Becky or call 07701 066801.

Every Tuesday

The Olive Branch ‘Drop In’ at Brampton Moor Methodist Church, Chatsworth Road. Every Tuesday 10a.m. to 1.30p.m. Refreshments available. All welcome.

Every Tuesday

Tuesday Worship: St John’s Church, Walton Back Lane, Walton. Please join us for Tuesday Worship from 11.30am to 12.15pm, followed by a hot lunch in the Church Centre (usual cost for the lunch is £2.00 per person).

Every Tuesday

Chesterfield Garland/Clog Dancers 7.30pm-9.30pm at Methodist Church Hall, Jaw Bones Hill, Chesterfield. New female dancers and wo/men musicians always welcome. Phone Barbara Wilson on 01246 230677 for further details or

Every Tuesday

Chesterfield Film Makers if you’re interested in making videos. Walton Village Centre, 7.30 for 7.45 pm. For more details phone 01246 277349 or visit

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Regular Events Every Tuesday

Rose & Crown: Old Road. General Knowledge quiz every Tuesday night - gallon of ale for the winner. Music quiz - last Sunday of each month, gallon of ale for the winner & rolling cash prize for 100% score.

Every Tuesday

Linedancing (Improvers), 3pm - 4.15pm, Brampton Manor, Brampton. Members FREE, Non-Members £4.  Contact Kathryn on 01246 569053.

Every Tuesday

Quiz Night @Brampton Manor. For details contact Brampton Manor on 01246 277760 or visit the website

Alternate Tuesdays

Bible Study Group meets 7.00pm at the Gospel Mission Congregational Church. Contact Tina: 01246 557719.

2nd Tuesday of the month

Holymoorside Women's Institute - 2 to 4pm at the United Reformed Church Schoolroom, Cottonmill Hill, Holymoorside. New Members warmly received. For further details ring Shirley Cotton on 01246 567396 or Margaret Copley on 01246 568360.

2nd Tuesday of the month

Chesterfield Cycle Campaign: Meetings 7.30pm usually in Meeting Room 1 at Chesterfield’s Market Hall. Contact Alastair on 01246 520820.

3rd Tuesday of the month

Chesterfield & District Vegetable and Fruit Growers - 7.30pm - Methodist Chapel Meeting Room, Holymoorside. Come and join us to share your gardening experiences, beginners welcome. Contact John 01246 569515, Malcolm 01246 569948 or just turn up.

3rd Tuesday of the month

North East Derbyshire Downs Syndrome Group. Alice's View Children's Centre, North Wingfield from 10am to Midday. Come and join in the fun! Lunch for a small charge after the sessions and is a lovely sharing time after the fun together. Info please call Janine on 01246 204851 ext 304. www.

Every Wednesday

Linedancing (Easy Intermediates) from 11.10am - 12.20pm, Brampton Manor. Members FREE, NonMembers £4. Contact Kathryn on 01246 569053.

Every Wednesday

Brampton Social & Activities Group. A chance for people that are on their own to come along for chat, games, tea or coffee. A friendly atmosphere, day trips etc. Now in our new location at St Thomas Centre, Chatsworth Road. Wednesday morning at 10:00 until 12:30.

Every Wednesday

Holymoorside Craft Group: 2pm - 4pm in the Committee Room, Holymoorside Village Hall. An informal group, we welcome new members at any time. Any crafting goes such as papercraft, embroidery, knitting, sewing, drawing etc just bring your current project. (No formal tuition). Contact: Cynthia on 01246 569103.

Every Wednesday

Mes Amis - Champagne Knitters 5pm to 10pm at Mes Amis, 420 Chatsworth Road. Bring your knitting, sewing, cross stitch, crochet. Beginners and everyone welcome. £2.50 includes a hot drink and chocolate. Wine also available. Prebooking essential, call on Monday to reserve a space - 01246 557394.

Every Wednesday

Brampton Ladies Club 7.15 for 7.45pm at Storrs Road Methodist Church. Meetings held every Wednesday during school term time with a speaker or social activity. Details 01246 272333.

Wednesdays term time

Free Voices Community Choir. The Friends Meeting House, Brockwell Lane - 7.15 - 9pm. We are a nonperforming choir who sing for enjoyment. No need to be able to read music. Contact Helen on 01246 237937 or

1st Wed of the month

Green Drinks: This is an opportunity for like-minded people from any background to get together for a fun, relaxed, interesting evening once a month. Starts at 7pm but the location varies each month so please check at

2nd Wed of the month

NHS Retirement Fellowship: For retired NHS workers, usual format is a speaker and refreshments. Methodist Church Hall, Jaw Bones Hill, Derby Road, 2pm to 4pm. Just turn up or call Anne Hodson on 01246 275062.

3rd Wed of the month

Fairplay Charity Coffee Morning. (Not August). 10am to 12noon, Fairplay Centre, Chesterfield. 'Enjoy a slice of delicious cake and cup of tea/coffee for just £1.50, meet with friends and browse our second hand books for sale. For more information please contact the Fairplay Office on 01246 203963 or look on our website

3rd Wed of the month

Chesterfield Fairtrade Group 6.30pm in Chesterfield Town Hall. New members always welcome to help with events or attend meetings connected to promoting Fairtrade. Contact Jenie Lismore on 01246 455178 or Wendy Blunt on 01246 345308.

4th Wed of the month

Walton Women's Institute. 2-4pm at St. John's Church Centre, Walton Back Lane, Walton. Activities include: Keep Fit, Book Group, Flower Arranging, Choir and much, much more!  New members and visitors assured of a warm welcome.  For further details ring Sheila Todd on 01246 567661 or Diana Fagg on 01246 566780.

Last Wed of the month

Cotton Mill Club: Activity club for young adults with learning difficulties. 7pm till 9pm on the last Wednesday of each month at Holymoorside United Reform Church School Room. Contact: B Turner on 01246 566109 for details.

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Regular Events Last Wed of the month

Manor Band Mania @Brampton Manor. For details contact Brampton Manor on 01246 277760 or visit the website

Every Thursday

Fit and Fab Keep Fit Class: Holymoorside. A gentle exercise class to music. 9.30am to 10.30am in Holymoorside village hall. All welcome. Contact Tessa on 07866585575.

Every Thursday

Brampton Community Band: Musicians welcome to join us and play lively folk dance music. 7pm - 9pm at Old Hall Junior School. Details on, or 01246 236805.

Every Thursday

Beginners Linedance Class. 7.00pm - 8.30pm, St Thomas Centre, Chatsworth Road. Contact Kathryn on 01246 569053.

Every Thursday

Chesterfield Photographic Society. Contact the Club Secretary Brian Davis 01246 275433.

Every Thursday

Chesterfield Philharmonic Choir practice at Ashgate Croft School, Ashgate Road from 7.15 until 9.30. We put on four concerts per year and a choral day. Come and join us contact Barbara on 07763 142 383.

Every Thursday

Holymoorside Choral Society practice in Holymoorside from 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm. We sing a wide variety of music and new members, particularly gentlemen, are always welcome.  Please contact Nerys Mansell on 01246 569693.

Every Thursday

Holymoorside Ladies Club. 7.45pm in Holymoorside Village Hall. Variety of speakers and activities. All welcome. Membership not necessary, just pay £2 on the door. No meetings during school holidays. Phone Anne 01245 566789 for details.

Every Thursday (Term Time Only)

St John's Ambulance Chesterfield Quad Division: Meet at Storrs Road Methodist Church during term time. Badgers and Cadets (5-18 year olds) from 6pm. Adults 18+ at 7.30pm. Contact us on 01246 279132 or email

1st Thursday of the month

RENDEZVOUS GROUP: St Thomas Centre, Chatsworth Road. All seniors invited for light lunch followed by activities. 12.45 to 3.30pm. £3.50 to cover costs. Details phone 01246 272333

1st Thursday of the month (Not August)

Embroiderers' Guild, Chesterfield Branch: 7.00pm-9.00pm at Eastwood Hall, Rose Hill, Chesterfield. Visitors welcome, for details call 01246 568228.

2nd Thursday of the month

Chesterfield Evening Townswomen's Guild. Meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month (except August). 7.00pm at the Winding Wheel, Chesterfield. For further information contact the Secretary on 01246 455110.

Last Thursday of the month

MES AMIS - Book Club. 7:30pm at Mes Amis, 420 Chatsworth Road. Call in for details and the title of our book. £2.50 includes a hot drink and chocolate. Wine also available. Everyone welcome. Call Marcella on 01246 557394.

Thursdays & Fridays

Pasta Night @ Koo. Two pasta dishes and a bottle of house wine for just £22. Choose from home made Napoli pasta, Sizzled chorizo, Pesto Pasta with chilli and lemon or Penne with goats cheese and sun blush tomato. Gluten/wheat free pasta available on request. Served 5pm to 8pm, booking recommended. Call 01246 205604.

Fridays Term Time

3rd Brampton (St Thomas’) Scout Group: Join the adventure for 6-14 year olds in the Beaver, Cub or Scout Sections. Meet Friday evenings during term time. Contact Ben Widdowson 01246 567409.

Fridays December

Friday Night Live @Brampton Manor. For details contact Brampton Manor on 01246 277760 or visit the website

Saturday Mornings

Newbold Community Football Training: Highfield Park, Newbold, S41 7DF. 9:30am to 11:30am. Fun training for boys & girls of all abilities aged 5 to 15 years. Mini World Cup Competition held last Saturday of each month. FA qualified coaches, first aiders, drinks & snacks available. £2.00 per session. Contact Tim Sadler on 01246 277325 or

1st Sunday

'The Way’ at Walton Evangelical Church: 3.00 ‐ 4.30pm. A group for adults with learning disabilities. You are welcome to join B45us for tea and biscuits followed by a short talk and activities such as craft, drama, singing. Carers welcome. Call free on 0808 108 2354.

Sunday Mornings Football Training Club. At Chesterfield Town Football Club we run a Sunday Morning Football Training Club for boys and girls aged under 6 years old (on the 31 August 2011). This is at Stand Road Park every week at 10.00am. Those interested can call Tim on 01246 277325. Various Days

Writer's Group. We are an informal writer’s meet up, meeting monthly on a Tuesday or Thursday evening. Providing somewhere for writers unpublished or otherwise to meet and hopefully, inspire each other! Contact Dawn Anderson on or 01246 569705.

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Can WE build it? Yes WE can. By Matt Kane Two Chatsworth Road businesses have come to the aid of a struggling couple from Inkersall to help finish off a house extension as part of the BBC1 TV show DIY SOS – The Big Build.

“I took my daughter Lily to meet Billy on one occasion and he was an absolute gentleman. I have nothing but respect for all of the whole team.” Suzanne Stone on Billy and the DIY SOS Team


ave Stone Design and Blueflame Heatplan were part of a 60-strong team who turned a two-storey shell that Richard and Lisa Watson had slaved over for two years into a complete family home for them and their two young children, Lewis and Madison. In just ten days the team gutted and rebuilt a large area of the house to create a brand new kitchen-dining area, playroom, loo, football-themed bedroom for Lewis as well as

a medicine store for Madison whose heart defect and rare digestion disorder was covered in the hour-long programme screened last month. Key to the property’s transformation was heating specialist Blueflame who installed an 11 radiator central heating system after the family had endured last winter’s colossal cold snap without heating in some parts of the house. Simon Beevers is a director at Blueflame who, as well as domestic central heating installation, repairs and maintenance, also provide LPG, solar and unvented hot water systems and service contracts. “A friend and colleague of ours had registered his details with the BBC to be notified of any project work in the area, and they contacted him before they came to Chesterfield,” said Simon.

“We were then contacted by Jennifer Davis of the BBC who asked us to attend a trades day a couple of weeks before filming. All the trades came to this meeting and agreed who and what they could offer for the two weeks. “On the first day there were 67 names on the sign-in sheet, it was absolute carnage and we were on top of one another. We had radiators off the walls, floorboards up; we were taking the heating system out. I’ve never seen a property taken apart so quickly. “Things began to come together towards the end of the first week and by the following Wednesday we were hanging the radiators ready for the Friday handover when the family were shown around the finished project.” Blueflame’s appearance on the show has been marked in their showroom with

framed pictures signed by the programme’s presenter Nick Knowles, and it seems that their moment in the spotlight hasn’t gone unnoticed. “We are constantly being asked about the programme when people have seen reference to it on our website. “It’s been good for our reputation and I’m sure all the businesses involved have felt the benefit.” You can see photos from the programme, and learn more about Blueflame, on their website Whilst Simon was on the programme’s radar from the start, the same can’t be said for kitchen specialists Dave Stone Design who answered an SOS themselves just ten days before the Beeb descended on Chesterfield. “I was contacted by Gabriel Blackman, one of the

programme’s off-screen designers, who had Googled round in desperation after they’d been let down. We just happened to be the first to respond,” said Suzanne Stone, project and office manager for Dave Stone Design. “It didn’t leave us long but we contacted all our team including our fitters, cabinet manufacturer and our granite producer and they were all more than happy to get on board with it.” Dave Stone Design, led by Suzanne’s husband Dave, not only install kitchens but deal with the planning, structural and decorative phases of new projects. And it was Dave’s expertise that came to the fore as the programme-makers grappled with plans for one of the project’s centre-pieces, a brand new kitchen-diner. Suzanne continues: “As soon as we said we’d do it they emailed through the provisional designs but when Dave took a look at them he knew they wouldn’t work. “Gabriel came back and asked us whether we’d still do it if Dave could design it. So we put together some revised plans and within an hour of sending them through they came back and said how much they loved them.” Dave had to climb through the extension window in order to measure up and meet the family and he was there on day one of the build as the entire house was turned upside down. The end product was a brand new kitchen comprising a new Quartz work-surface, three-port electrical socket, induction hob and CDA oven Please mention S40 Local • Page 23

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with intelligent cooking system which calculates the precise cooking times simply by the click of a button. You can see more stunning examples on the company’s website, www. And whilst you’re sure to be impressed by some of Dave’s designs, Suzanne was equally eager to show her appreciation for some of the stars of the programme. “The show only has a budget of £10,000 and most of that is spent on soft furnishings such as the sofa and blinds so pretty much everything is begged or borrowed. Credit to them for making it work. “I have to say that before we got involved, I always

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thought that the people who did the real work weren’t the people you saw on camera but having met the DIY SOS chaps and seen them at work that couldn’t be further from the truth. “All of the builders and joiners have careers in the business. What you see on screen are them laughing and messing about but the reality is that they work so hard and one of the hardest workers was Billy, the electrician. “I took my daughter Lily to meet him on one occasion and he was an absolute gentleman. I have nothing but respect for all of the team.”

Weight loss:

The secret to maintaining it!


ollowing on from January’s New Years action plan, this month Seb looks at weight loss and how to kick start your healthy eating program. Weight loss or ‘Fat’ loss has got to be the ultimate quest for the Holy Grail and is a journey that millions of people all over the world are currently on. With thousands of fad diets, dieting pills, old wives tales, and urban myths, how do you decipher which route to take? Dieting is a mine field of misinformation, multi-million pound money making schemes and all fuelled by the desire of billions of people that want to look and feel great. I bet as you’re reading this you have had at least one experience of following a diet that has born some fruitful results but has been ultimately unmaintainable and you’ve slowly but surely returned to your old ways. Granted this isn’t the case for everyone but we are all different and what is good for the goose isn’t always good for the gander. The word diet instantly projects the thought of depriving

yourself of something and this creates a problem. However, your current diet, eating plan or whatever you want to call it, that is the problem and that is what is ultimately to blame for your current weight loss desires. To overcome this you have to realise that there is no quick fix to weight loss; the easy bit was getting into your current predicament, that was the fun bit! The next step is going to be the hardest but done properly it will be the most rewarding and more importantly maintainable! Here are 7 easy tips to get you on the path to being happy ever after! 1) Make a change to you, your lifestyle. Change nothing and nothing will change! You all have a reasonable idea of what’s good for you and what’s bad, start there and make little positive changes. 2) Drink plenty of water, water is so important in digestion and ultimately weight loss so you need to be well hydrated. Use this sum to roughly gage how much you should be drinking per day: Weight In kilograms (kg) x 0.03 = litre’s per day 3) Look at how you prepare your foods, adding additional calories to meals can be avoided by grilling, baking your meats and fish etc and steaming your vegetables instead of boiling them to keep the nutritional content of vitamins and minerals high. 4) Portion size is a big one; don’t over eat for the sake of

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eating. I know mother said you can only have a pudding if you finish everything on your plate but she’s not watching now! 5) Fat is not the enemy! Fat is an essential part of a healthy body, you should try to eat more omega 3 and 6 rich foods such as salmon, mackerel, sardines, walnuts, sunflower seeds etc. Reduce your saturated fats for example, spread an avocado on your toast instead of butter! 6) Actually look what the ingredients are in the things you eat. You will be surprised how many things have sugar in. Bread, pre-packed ham, salad dressings to name a few. 7) Never miss meals and choose healthy snacks! Keeping your blood sugar levels regular will work wonders for your metabolism and energy levels. When blood sugar levels fall we crave something sweet that’s why when you’re starving you make bad choices! Use these tips to make a change to your lifestyle and you will be well on the way to finding the new healthier, happier and more confident you! Over the page is a quiz to see how good your general knowledge is on Fat! To see how well you’ve done email your answers to me at the person who scores the most will be picked at random and get a FREE 1 week dietary analysis from Seb and help kick start your weight loss!

Q1: How much fat does the average man need per day? A: 90g B:45g C: 105g Q2: How much more fat is there in reduced fat sausages than low fat youhurt? A: 3 times B: 10 times C: 80 times Q3: How many bananas contain the equivalent amount of fat as two chocolate hob-nobs? A: 10 B: 26 C: 3 Q4: How low must fat be in a 100g of product to qualify as low fat? A: Less than 3g B: Less than 10g C: Less than 1g Q5: Compared to chicken, a portion of cottage cheese has: A: More fat B: Less fat C: The same amount of fat Q6: A beef curry with a kheema naan has: A: All the fat you need for a whole day B: Half the fat you need for the whole day C: Quarter of the fat you need for the whole day Q7: 1g of fat provides the body with nine calories. 1g of protein or carbohydrates provides the body with A: The same number of calories B: Twice the calories C: Half the calories Q8: How many pounds of potatoes would you need to eat to get the same amount of fat as a bag of crisps? A: 1 lbs B: 5 lbs C: 9 lbs Q9: There’s just one nut that is virtually fat free, is it: A: Hazelnut B: Chestnut C: Pistachio Q10: You’ve left the pub and got the munchies and fancy a take away, which option is the best out of a bad bunch? A: Shish-kebab B: Kentucky fried chicken C: Cheese burger

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Karmen & AL New to Viviennes


iviennes opened in October last year and occupies the large corner plot between West Bars and Rutland Road.

There is a vast range of services on offer at Viviennes with hair care, beauty treatments, nail care, massage and a range of therapies not to mention clothing and accessories ... and an extensive choice of complimentary drinks whilst you relax and get pampered. Karmen has been running Cleopatras Beauty for eight years and most recently took up residence at Viviennes after previously offering a mobile Nail Care service. Karmen offers Bio Gel Sculptured nails which is new and creates a finish that lasts for weeks and not days. Alongside Karmen is AL. The pair have been working together for six years now as their services are complimentary. AL offers Holistic Therapy and Remedial Massage, specialising in sports massage.

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Brampton icture framing

Local Roots International Customers Liam Jacques has lived in Chesterfield since the mid 80s, the owner of Brampton Picture Framing and Brampton Courtyard (‘well hidden, but worth finding’), he’s a man I would describe as an entrepreneur.


t 10 years old Liam could be found pushing a wheelbarrow around Walton, selling plants grown from seeds in his mother’s airing cupboard. As a school boy he had several paper rounds and used to unpack and sort the newspaper deliveries at 5am before going to school, followed by trading console games during the school day. It’s this spirit and openness to opportunities which has given way to a journey of unusual twists and turns. “Even at school it was business that interested me, my favourite subjects were Economics, Politics and Business Studies. “Once out of school I looked to start a business selling advertising in Viz - I was going to sell T-shirts featuring sheep in Viz comic, wrote a business case and presented it to the Prince’s Trust, but the trust wasn’t keen on the fairly risqué designs. “In the meantime I needed to make a living” said Liam “I took a job at Chetwynd House as a Postal Assistant and put my energy into thinking of a business that could work. “I started selling computer parts from my bedroom but quickly realised the difficulties of the market. The computer world moves on so rapidly that items are obsolete before you sell them and they’re prone to failure - I figured this was going to be a hard business to make work. “During the 2 years I was selling computer parts, I learned some basic programming and database design. This became an advantage at Royal Mail as I was progressing through the ranks and through my knowledge of I.T. picked up a role as a Business Analyst. Liam explains what came next; “I started looking for a timeless product that never went out of

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date and this led me to oil paintings. I’d always wanted to own a real oil painting and this got me into the ebay business, where I started buying and selling paintings. “In 2003 the IT department at Royal Mail was outsourced and I transferred to Xansa (now Steria) many people were taking redundancy and I was aware that this might be an option. I knew I wanted to work for myself, so I developed the painting business alongside my day job.” The business has developed organically since then; “In 2006 our first child arrived and it was clear from the fact the downstairs loo was referred to as the ‘cardboard room’ that the house was not fit to bring up a young family and run a business from. I started looking for premises and stumbled upon 11a Old Hall Road, where I rented an office, previously used by a firm of accountants and the local Liberal Democrats, I thought the courtyard had great potential, and the landlord, Bernard Holmes offered fair and flexible lease terms.” Liam mentioned to Bernard in passing that if he ever wanted to sell the courtyard he’d be interested. After 12 months of negotiating, Liam took ownership of the premises in 2008. “This also coincided with Shire Roofing and TLC Music moving out and into other premises, so left me with space for my business but no rental income from anyone to help pay the mortgage on the courtyard” comments Liam. “I wanted to give it a brand so ‘Brampton Courtyard’ was born. I focused on finding some local, creative people who were looking for workspace. Fortunately, it wasn’t difficult to fill the spaces. I kept rent down to help people set up.” A year later in 2007 “Brampton Picture Framing” was started, to add bespoke framing to the painting sales business. Liam has now taken ‘voluntary severance’ from

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Steria to concentrate full time on his businesses. He explained “things are totally different from my old day job; every day is very busy with all sorts of framing commissions, along with many bespoke framing jobs – some quite unusual. Recently we supplied a 4x2m frame to go around some wine refrigerators, arranged a painting commission from a famous comedian and have supplied frames to Channel 4. The great thing is you never know what will happen next! We are currently in talks, which may result in us supplying a large number of frames to a top international museum...” The framing business has taken five years to build and Liam wanted to make sure the business could do ‘absolutely anything to do with framing’. Right now Brampton Picture Framing has a vast website offering over 2500 mouldings and a huge range of framing related services - orders come in 24/7 via the website. “We are not just picture framers, online we sell picture frames, but we also sell lengths of moulding and framing materials to DIY picture framers, meaning customers can make their own frames if they prefer”. He’s made it his business to understand and optimise the website for the Internet’s search tools, and by fine tuning the web site, ( they appear very high in the naturally populated search engine positions. It’s this kind of attention to detail that brings the world to the doorstep of this Brampton business via the Internet. Once through the virtual door, it’s the vast offerings which keeps them there; frames from plain basic to handmade custom moulds available in swept corner designs where there is no visible joint. “As well as many customers from Derbyshire, we have customers all over the UK and further afield, even recently selling a roll of framing wire to Latvia!” It’s an expanding team at Brampton Picture Framing - there’s James who is a Fine Art Trade Guild Commended Framer, Framers Callum and Martin who in James’ capable hands work to the same very high standards. Then there’s Peter, Graham and Sue as well as local teenagers working the Saturday shift. “As members of the Fine Art Trade Guild we are committed to offering professional advice and standards. We cover all standards of framing, from budget to museum quality, for sentimental or valuable items we frame to conservation standards using acid free materials and UV filter glass, protecting your artwork/photos for generations to come. I asked Liam whether framing is a trend-led service, “trends in framing vary along with Page 34 •

interior design but traditional designs are still the highest selling products. We can offer bespoke kids’ frames for the school class photo through to high end reproduction frames. One thing that is unique to us is that we offer handmade closed corner frames at the click of a mouse, no one else out there is doing that.” Brampton Picture Framing, is a business which has grown significantly over the past few years. There is undoubtedly an exciting future ahead with much growth still to come. Liam said “To be honest, we feel we have only just started. What you can see now is the tip of the iceberg, over the next 12 months we plan to grow the business significantly to be one of the UK’s leading framing businesses.

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Introduction: Simon Chalk Bower Retirement Services

Often called upon to provide expert advice and opinion on equity release by the BBC and Sunday Times, Simon, who now lives in S40, recently merged his former company LaterLiving with Bower Retirement Services, to provide national coverage to homeowners over 55 seeking financial advice. The charity Age Concern recently chose to exclusively recommend Bower Retirement Services for advice on equity release, which when you consider the past financial scandals, must be a real stamp of approval.


o as a local expert, we thought we’d find out a little bit more about him. “The Chalk family moved here in June 2009, just days after the birth of Henry our second child. I was born in Rotherham and my wife in Bradford, so we joke that a move anywhere was bound to improve our lot!

“We stumbled on Chesterfield by accident really, having found Sheffield house prices beyond our reach, but we are glad that we did. I say “we”, but actually I made the offer on our house without consulting my wife, getting me into a spot of bother! Fortunately, Amanda came round to loving the place and has quickly transformed the house into our home. “Being close to the Peak District for walking and mountain biking is crucial to my sanity, whilst being within easy access of the motorway network and fast rail link to London is vital for business. I’m regularly approached by local and national media such as the BBC and Sunday Times, for expert opinion so I need to be able to make myself available at very short notice, otherwise they’ll find themselves another expert! “Thinking of our children, we went through the usual checklist of schools, sport and leisure facilities, shops, and so on. My wife settled here very quickly, making friends with lots of other mums with toddlers. I took a while longer to make new friendships, but now meet up with a Page 38 •

few chaps for a pint and a curry once a month. The community spirit is more evident here than anywhere either of us have lived before, and now we cannot imagine living anywhere else. We love Chesterfield and though not indigenous, proudly extol its many virtues to outsiders. Not too loudly mind, in case everyone wants to move here. “Neither of us are keen drivers, preferring walking anywhere we can. Chesterfield is fantastic for that, having so much within 20 minutes’ walk from our front door. My favourite S40 haunts are the Rose & Crown and Northern Tea Merchants which I refer to as my ‘second office’.

“I have seen many clients’ lives transformed by being able to live a happier life without the worry of debt or paying the bills.” “I love walking, mountain biking, real ale and watching the Spireites. I followed Wednesday for years, but moving to Chesterfield found that I couldn’t get to many matches and in believing you should always support local business and clubs, switched allegiance to the Spireites. I even bought a season ticket! “Equity release is unique in financial planning, in that it involves putting money into someone’s hands at a time when it can do most good. I have seen many clients’ lives transformed by being able to live a happier life without the worry of debt or paying the bills. My favourite area is advising those in later life on providing for care and ensuring all state benefits are being applied for. Many people simply don’t realise that downsizing or perhaps moving into a care home isn’t inevitable. People can stay at home, surrounded by familiar things and dearest memories, making for a better quality of life. “I worked alone for almost 9 years but became busier and busier as my reputation grew with picking up successive national awards and appearing in the papers, so I realised that I needed support behind me. Merging my business into Bower has been a terrific move as I have much more time to look after my local clients properly and have a marvellous team taking care of day to day matters”.


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A Year In

The L ife

We promised a regular update from Rebecca Hudson at Flower House, giving us an insight into a ‘year in the life of a Chatsworth Road business’. So with January behind her, we take a little look back.


anuary is notoriously quiet for retail - we’ve been busy spending for Christmas, so we tighten our belts for a few months. The food industry sees this every year, and getting through the lull can be quite challenging. “Following the Christmas rush we have seen demand drop off slightly through January and it’s been a little quiet in the coffee shop, but flowers have been good so far and we’re still busy. And compared to last year when we were up against the snow this year is much better by comparison, at least people can get to us!” comments Rebecca. So what’s happening right now?

“Dads bring the kids down to one of our workshops and get them to prepare their own bouquet or arrangement for Mothers Day.”

“It’s Valentine’s Day next week so we’re gearing up for that - by the time people read this it will all be over. Valentines Day is the peak day in the year for us - aside from pre-orders made by people we see a high number of drop ins. Some of these are the impulsive dozen red roses, but more often than not, and this is typically for men, they realise, on the morning of the 14th February that it’s Valentine’s Day. They pop in on the day to pick up the flowers and that makes it fairly difficult to plan for and make sure we’ve got enough but not too many flowers. I’m definitely not complaining about that – it’s what floristry is all about!” “Valentine’s Day is quickly followed by Mother’s Day orders on 18 March – you see different buying patterns for Mothers Day flowers typically this is less frantic and more planned. People tend to pre-order for this better than for Valentines, there’s no real reason, but I do wonder whether if it’s because the lady of the house is generally more involved in this one!” Are you doing anything special for Mother’s Day? “I’m really looking forward to the kid’s flower arranging sessions we’ve got planned. Dad’s bring the kids down and get them to prepare their own bouquet or arrangement for Mum. We’ll also have biscuit decorating so you’ll be able to take away beautiful flowers and a scrummy hand made treat for her too. Plus whilst Dad takes the kids out to do it, she even gets a few hours of time to herself – what’s not to love?” So as we move forwards into the year we’re really starting to see the Spring Flowers, those

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that really make people smile as they realise the nights are getting lighter and the weather is warming up – flowers such as Tulips, Freesias, Daffodils, and Anemones. I’ve often wondered how you cope with stock levels as flowers are perishable goods, it must be hard managing supply against demand? “Yes it’s not an easy job. We have deliveries every day, the van arrives and we select flowers based on any pre-orders we have to fulfil and those that look good. We tend to base quantities on last year’s sales so it’s a combination of previous knowledge and a bit of guesswork! Whatever we buy in has a shelf life that’s measured in days, so any unused stock goes to decorate the shop and the coffee shop, they don’t go to waste.” Running the business. Aside from getting ready for two of the biggest days in the florists calendar, like all businesses Rebecca has to complete the admin jobs - getting paperwork together for the taxman and considering the best ways to market her business. Rebecca explained “It’s difficult knowing where to invest your energy and money. There’s traditional things like advertising ... something S40 Local can help with ... but today we’ve so many other options like social media, facebook, twitter, email, offer schemes, etc and everyone wants to stand out from the crowd”. I’ll be catching up with Rebecca again next month for more from Flowerhouse.

Food@ Flowerhouse The Flowerhouse is a great place to drop by for a good coffee, delicious cakes or a light lunch. If it’s cake you’re after there are usually at least four different freshly baked cakes. If you like cake but don’t like the side effects of eating cake you’ll be pleased to know there’s now a “fat free” cake available every day. I tried a small piece of the day’s offering, a Spicy fruit and apple cake, this uses moist fruit soaked in Earl Grey tea, they’re even baked using grease-proof paper so no fat goes in the tin to grease it. Other stuff going off ... free wifi, book club every month and a Spanish language group on Mondays ...

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s editor of S40 Local I am often approached by people with interesting ideas and offers.

To date, I haven’t found the one that fits my ethos, which is to support local businesses. That was until recently when Michael Clark approached me with his new business, My Local Invite. There is something different about this –developed by a local guy with a real focus on providing an easy way for local businesses to present great offers to local customers. What also appealed was that I could see synergy between S40 Local and My Local Invite and a way to work together to promote the scheme with genuine offers to benefit local people and local businesses. I’m excited to see some great businesses already involved and there’s many more to come. Currently the list of local businesses includes Harleys Interiors, Lady Wood Garage, The Highwayman, Koo Coffee, Ruby Borellos, Ideal Carpets, Walton Curry Nights, Brampton Manor and the Fox and Goose, Coco Bar Bistro and Club Taxis to name a few. In addition some large national chains are interested in sharing their offers via My Local Invite, with deals likely to be offered by M&S, Tesco, Top Shop etc... which is a great incentive in itself to buy the card. To take advantage of the exclusive offers, people need to become a member and take out an annual subscription to My Local Invite for £54.95 a year - or via monthly direct debit which will work out at less than £5 a month. All members will receive a welcome pack containing a package of vouchers worth £150 to start spending instantly.

can save you more than £5 a month, you can go online ( and use the savings calculator - which based on your spending habits will give you an indication of how much members could save, remember you only need to save £4.67 a month and you’ve recovered your outlay! Ashgate Hospice and Hereditary Breast Cancer are My Local Invite’s affiliated charities - this means that when you sign up through their links My Local Invite will donate £10. So, if you’re a local business what can My Local Invite offer? • It’s free to make an offer available to all the members • The ability to quickly set up new offers and get these out to all members • For members who are already your customers, they can take advantage of your offer and encourage them to keep coming back • For My Local Invite members who have never tried your business, you get the opportunity to attract new customers • You benefit from the involvement of the national chains and the added appeal they bring to potential customers of ‘my local invite’ S40 Local supports My Local Invite because I genuinely believe if businesses get behind the scheme and offer really good deals which are appealing, people will become members. If people become members it will be good for the local businesses involved. The planned launch date is April 2012, so register your interest now and keep an eye on the website for further updates.

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A River Runs Through It The River Hipper

Although a title of a film, it’s also a very fitting description of the River Hipper and the route it takes through the area into which S40 Local is delivered. Often unseen and inconspicuous ...


t meanders pleasantly through Somersall Park but once it leaves Walton Dam it disappears from sight and mind - until it occasionally and very inconveniently floods...

“In 2007, the most recent flooding, you were unable to cross the Hipper at Somersall Lane, Dock Walk, Boythorpe Road and Lords Mill Street, the only navigable route was Walton Road.” Recently an S40 Local reader spotted someone taking photographs of the River Hipper and got chatting. The man in question was Iain McGregor and as a result of this chat I contacted Iain to discuss the River Hipper and his interest in it. Iain’s eldest son is at Newcastle University studying Physical Geography and is writing a theoretical research paper, he choose the River Hipper for Page 46 •

this and it floods. Running it’s course The River Hipper is a short stretch of river by comparison to others, which starts above Holymoorside on large expanse of wetlands fed from the moors between Chatsworth and Chesterfield, known as the Hipper Sick (if you ever drive up Loads Road towards Beeley Moor, after you’ve passed an adjoining road from the right, you take a sharp left hand turn over a bridge and a river and that’s where it all starts). From here its route falls down through Holymoorside, across Farmland and on through Somersall Park and into Walton Dam, but here it stops meandering. Walton Dam was constructed as a source of power for Robinsons Mill and it is since this construction that the river has been managed until it reaches the Rother between the A61 and Spital Lane. The conclusion of Iain’s son’s research paper being that it’s the man-made intervention that causes the problems. Rivers are a natural product and are resistant to management, they like to follow their own course which they slowly carve out over time. The deposits will build up and it will flood naturally. In the 1780’s the industrialists used the Hipper to generate power and as a place to deposit waste, diverting and managing its flow through town. In the past, Walton Park was the flood plain for the river and prior to Morrison’s Supermarket being built the river flowed through open land. Today the course is

diverted underneath the supermarket car park its width narrowed, causing bottlenecks and debris to collect at the point it emerges as an open flow again. It almost feels as though our river is an inconvenience, not celebrated and on display. It skulks along unnoticed with its hood pulled down low. As the river reaches Boythorpe Road it momentarily makes an appearance, running parallel to the car park near Wickes before disappearing under the road again on its way to the back of Queens Park, down past the skate park and on to meet the Rother. Trout? Iain, also a trout fisherman, is excited to see the wildlife the river supports, “Trout like a healthy river, and I’ve seen them swimming in the Hipper, and this is an excellent sign. In fact there’s a old sign in Somersall Park referencing the ‘Chesterfield Cylinders Fishing Club’ indicating the river was previously managed to keep Trout for sport”, says Iain. “I’ve seen Dippers and Kingfishers by the River Hipper, Kingfishers will be looking for fish giving us a further sign of a healthy river”. In researching and getting to know the river Iain and his son have developed a reverence and respect for our local waterway. “I’d love to see us taking pride in the River Hipper, recognising it’s there and allowing it to breath and flourish. The Environment Agency is involved in a piece of work to set up River Stewardship schemes, this needs people to take an interest, and join a group

where everyone does a little bit, but does it often. This way we create a cleaner river, increase it’s health, and this in turn reduces the chance of it flooding. You can never eliminate this happening altogether, but we can certainly reduce the possibility.”

“The River Hipper? I didn’t know it has a name, we just call it ‘our little river’. When Iain was taking his photos he got chatting to some of the staff at GK Ford who were keen to know what he was up to? On telling them they replied, “The River Hipper? I didn’t know it has a name, we just call it ‘our little river’.

It almost feels as though our river is an inconvenience, not celebrated and on display. It skulks along unnoticed with it’s hood pulled down low.

Supporting your River Hipper : Perhaps it’s time

we all adopted ‘our little River Hipper’ took some pride in it and established it as another important local landmark’.


contacted Jonathan Moxon from the Environment Agency and he added further to Iain’s view: “The Environment Agency has powers to manage the river by creating a better environment. We have recently completed a programme of tree and vegetation management work along the River Hipper from Walton Fields to its confluence with the Rother. The aim of the work was to reduce the risk of flooding to the area. The next stage of our work is to maintain the Hipper and the Rother in a way that gives the community greater involvement and understanding of the river and the great habitats it has to offer, as well as maintaining a reduced level of flood risk. This approach is River Stewardship. The initial work that was done wasn’t just about clearing the watercourse to prevent blockages occurring but about returning the river to a state that can be managed easily by a wide variety of people for a wide range of interests. Clearing out rubbish and debris, managing invasive species and cutting back trees can help a wide variety of species flourish and can help to ensure the river gets sunlight. This is extremely important to the plant life that exists because without plants in a river, life is limited. In the long-term keeping the river clear, improving the biodiversity and generating a bigger interest the river helps it to flow, remain clear and to be enhanced. Reduced blockages + Increased awareness and care for the river = reduced flood risk + a better environment. Page 48 •

“I’ve seen Dippers and Kingfishers by the River Hipper, Kingfishers will be looking for small fish giving us a further sign of a healthy river” In terms of the River Stewardship Scheme, Jonathan explained: “We’re happy to take on the role of creating and supporting the River Stewardship Scheme and we’d love to see local businesses and volunteers stepping forward. We have a model that we’ve created in Sheffield called Riverlution and with the help of the River Stewardship Company it is working well so we hope to repeat that in Chesterfield.” So, we have a healthy, if often obscured river running right through S40, and with your help we can preserve and manage it as a natural habitat for wildlife, with an added benefit of reducing the likelihood of floods.

If you would like to get involved please visit the Riverlution website www. and contact Jonathan and the Riverlution team from there. Maybe you walk your dog regularly along the riverbank, it might be as simple as contacting the Environment Agency about an obstruction in the river so we can get it removed? If enough people come forward hopefully we can promote the River Hipper and make it ‘OUR little river’. If you’d like to take a closer look at ‘Our little River Hipper’ you can view Iain’s photos on http://www. sets/72157628187700495/

Compare the image over page and the two images opposite where the River Hipper takes it’s natural course before being controlled along it’s entire length before eventually reaching the River Rother where briefly it’s allowed to be natural again. All pictures courtesy of Iain McGregor.

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‘Stoked’ By Paul Chapman


toked ... my thoughts about stuff I love, apart from my family. Last month it was the Eames chair, this month something much more well known. The classic Mini, designed as an economical, affordable proper miniature car in response to the 1956 Suez Crisis where petrol was rationed in the UK. So where do I start? Well it has to be my first car, I love stuff with wheels you see, bikes, cars, motorbikes, skateboards you name it, if it’s got wheels then chances are I’ll have an opinion on it and will have spent some time using it. My first car was a black Mini Clubman BTO 809T, red pinstripe, black vinyl roof, loads of filler! ... Purchased for the princely sum of £895, there were some motorbikes before this but the time arrived when the girlfriend was fed up of cold pillion rides so personal transport with doors was required. I loved that first car, I remember getting it home and the first thing that happened was two large holes cut in the rear parcel shelf to accommodate large speakers, a Peco twin centre exit exhaust bolted on where the back box used to be and I was off, rumbling down the street,

The Smiths “Hand In Glove” annoying all the neighbours. A few further modifications were made over time including the leather Momo steering wheel that was ridiculously small ... but looked good. So why did I love it? It has to be the freedom it gave me, I could get from A to B now under my own steam and I still looked like a human being on arrival, if you’ve never ridden a motorbike you won’t realise how much effort it takes to get yourself kitted up prior to a journey and de-kitted on arrival. Not only could I go places easily, I could take others with me in relative comfort, I could even take stuff with me, it wasn’t long before a canoe was strapped to the roof ... a hobby I never really took to ... no wheels you see! This car wasn’t the little gem I thought it was though and before long it started falling apart, it was finished off when I ran out of oil on a tiny country road in Wales in torrential rain. 200+ miles back home with the RAC man and another vehicle was sought. This was when YWL 707V joined my life. Now this really was a love affair, a rose metallic Mini 1100 Special, alloy wheels, stripes, vinyl roof again ... smell of curry whenever you had the blower

on full? This car was with me for many years and even after someone attempting to destroy it at some traffic lights in Nottingham it continued to run me around for years ... minus both bumpers and all four wheel arch trims. The Italian Job, being a favourite film of mine, features red, white and blue Mini Coopers as the getaway cars for a daring gold robbery, this did a lot for my love of the Mini, how many times have I pondered which was the best colour? Looking back on things now it wasn’t just the cars but having the time to tinker with them and care for them, nowadays the car is lucky to get cleaned six times a year, priorities change, houses and families arrive. Those original Minis just looked so right, and with fat wheels and fat exhausts even better in my opinion. I like to think that one day they’ll be a beautifully restored Mini Cooper S MKII on the driveway, not one of the BMW “Mini’s” but the proper one that Sir Alexander Arnold Constantine Issigonis (the minis designer) was so proud of.

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New Business

COCO bar bistro

Coco bar bistro is the latest addition to Chesterfield Corporation Street, the area around the Pomegranate theatre which has been transformed over recent years.


eil Turner and Simon Johnson are the driving force behind Coco. They met at Simon’s Pub - The Shoulder at Hardstoft, became friends through a mutual love of Craft beer and great creative food and decided they should work together. Armed with Neil’s marketing specialism in Pubs, Restaurants and Local Businesses with his company Firestar Design and Marketing and Simon’s skills as a 2 AA Rosette Chef they started looking for a venue. They found the perfect partners in SB Leisure who wanted to add a high class food led business to their portfolio. “We have branded Coco to appeal to a wide audience, our main daytime trade is aimed at business lunches and casual Tapas dining. With our Town Centre location and proximity to the station we’re keen to build an after works drink and meals market. Our night time demographic has surprised us, being a mixture of young professionals, mature diners and people for pre-theatre meals. We’re family friendly and our Sunday lunch at only £6.95 is a great way to get the whole family together” says Neil.

“Our food is served from 11.00am till 9.00pm everyday and we’ll soon be opening earlier for coffees and later at the weekend for sophisticated drinks. We think our prices are really competitive from only £2.60 per pint and two main meals for £17.95 or 6 tapas dishes for £17.95.” About the chef ... Simon Johnson the Head Chef and 2AA rosette Owner of The Shoulder at Hardstoft has an amazing CV working in some of the best restaurants in the UK and Jersey. Coco has replicated the philosophy of The Shoulder - local produce for local people and not over complicated flavours. To give you a feel for what to expect we asked Neil to explain a bit more. “We are a Bar Bistro with great food. The large open plan area in Coco has been divided into four key areas. The pub/bar area with Chesterfield sofas and high tables behind to create a cosy space where you can relax with a quiet drink and tapas. The restaurant area seats 35 or private parties for up to 50. We’ve another small restaurant area perfect for tables of up to 12 or 5 small tables and finally a further area with relaxed high tables for drinkers and people wanting a few bar snacks or tapas”. “Our Food is Modern British in both our Tapas and main menus. The Modern British Tapas menu gives us amazing flexibility to create brand new dishes that people will never have tried, and create new versions of old classics,” explains Simon Johnson – Partner and Head Chef. “We also have an amazing selection of real ales and craft beer. Our Freedom Lager is rare in this area because you’re not allowed to sell it if you stock any mainstream lagers. Plus your menus have to be reviewed and sit an interview - they are very protective of the Brand.” “We’re working with many local breweries to start doing our own beers and will be putting on ‘Meet the Brewer’ nights with a five course taster menu linked with beers which we’ll talk diners through.” “Plus Wine Nights, where John Hatersley from Hatersley Wines will select a region for the Wines and we’ll pair up tapas dishes to match. Our first Wine Tasting night is on Wednesday 14 March at 7.00pm to book tickets call 01246 200933, visit our website for more details or for vouchers go to”

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Getting Involved

Chatsworth Road Festival

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Molly Maid


olly Maid is a franchised company that started in Canada, based on the principle that busy families and homeowners would rather spend the time it takes to clean their home following more enjoyable pursuits. Angela Lofthouse also believes this and in 2005 became the owner of the franchise for the area and opened up the Chesterfield, Molly Maid branch with offices on Brimington Road. Angela explains more “I decided to set up my cleaning business as a Molly Maid franchise because it gives me the ability to run my own business under the banner of the UKs leading domestic cleaning company. This brings with it the backing of the brand with comprehensive insurance cover, secure key holder services and uniformed and fully trained staff. But because it’s my business I want it to be the best, so I’ve been really pleased that the team have received awards for their Quality of Services and Value in 2009 and we also won Newcomer of the Year within the group.” “Our employees are issued with standard cars, deep blue Yaris’ ... you may have seen them driving around Chesterfield? You’ll see us in most areas of town, the cars are distinctive and although part of the brand the people delivering the services are local people.” “It’s not just about standard cleaning, something that’s really helped some of our clients has been when a relative has become unwell, we can come along and take care of the cleaning to reduce the burden on the family at a difficult time.” Offering everything from Spring Cleans to tailor made packages there is sure to be something available that will meet your cleaning needs.

“To say we were delighted after your first visit was an understatement, it was like walking into a Show Home.” Customer Testimonial.

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Business News Pooky Victoria from Pooky has been in touch to tell us they’re adding the Trunki range of products to their stock list. This includes the Pack, Ride and Pull along case - often seen underneath young children as they trundle through airports, and the versatile BoostApak - a child’s backpack that converts to a car seat, great for getting safely from A to B in the taxi, at your destination or for throwing in the hire car. Pooky are also now offering a Children’s Pre Filled Party Bag service from just £2 per bag and lots of other ideas for party favours. Call in and see Victoria for more details at POOKY, 286 Chatsworth Road.

The Fox & Goose Pudding Pie Hill

If you’ve been up to The Fox and Goose recently at Wigley you’ll have spotted the new menu. This now includes a selection of baguettes, starters and salads, British pub classics, mains... the lamb shanks sound delicious ... fish and grill choices rounded off with a selection of puddings. In addition to the new menu you’ll find 2 for £10 lunchtime deals, ladies days, family early dining, a steak night and Sunday lunch for two for £14. Full details of the menu can be viewed on The Foxes web site:

Brampton Manor March 22nd sees Brampton Manor hold an open day. This time it’s all about Mother as we’re so close to Mothers Day. Page 60 •

As a Mother you’ll be well cared for at Brampton Manor with a number of events and services aimed at making life a little easier.

Tribes was the only Aveda Concept salon locally - but it wasn’t until they ran an offer in S40 Local that I decided to give it a go.

Every Thursday enjoy ‘Mums That Lunch!’ from 12:30-1:30.

Finding the right hairdresser is really personal, and I’d been looking for someone who’d give my thick hair a really good cut for a while. On my first visit to Tribes I was given an appointment with Phil Wakeman, I explained my dilemma, which he discussed with a colleague before we decided what he was going to do - I was really pleased. I felt as though I’d lost a stone in weight just off my head.

The afternoon Mother and Toddler Group (1.30pm to 2:30pm) has a supervised crèche available 12.30-1.30 which is open to none members for £2.50, Members FREE. They offer home cooked food with a two for £10 menu. Toddlers can enjoy a meal with mum for £1.50 per child including squash & biscuits, coffee available for just £1 and there are organised activities and an annual trip! Why not collect a welcome pack and take a look round at the open day on Thursday 22 March (12:00 to 2:30pm), but be sure to call as places are limited. Register your place with Kerry, our coordinator on 07830 922295, 01246 236014 or

Tribes Gary Gilthorpe from Tribes (part of the Brampton Manor Group) sent us the following testimonial which they received from a customer, new to Tribes, who responded to an offer in S40 Local. “ I first became aware of Tribes Hair Salon in Chesterfield when I was searching for a local Aveda salon. I particularly wanted a salon using this brand as I really try to avoid harsh chemicals. Aveda has a really strong ethical and environmental ethos that really appeals to me and their products are natural, many organic. I searched around and found

I’ve since returned to Tribes for my 6-8 weekly haircut and have complete confidence that Phil will do a great job - despite my lack of hair skill. I love the Aveda products, the natural colouring products don’t make me feel as though I’m stripping my hair of goodness, and the shampoo and conditioners smell divine. All in all I’m really pleased I gave Tribes a go.” An excellent letter that any company would be happy to receive, even better when you’re just about to launch Tribes for Men. So why not give it a go?

EXLEN If you have five minutes spare take a browse at Exlen’s new website: All developed in-house, a great new site that showcases their range of services and products.

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Explore the National Park Peak Connections: Bus or Train Peak District National Park Authority Free leaflets have been produced to encourage people to visit two Peak District National Park villages by bus and train. Peak Connections has produced the leaflets for Hope and Hathersage using funding from the Peak District National Park Authority’s Live & Work Rural scheme, which helps small and medium sized businesses that enhance the environment of the Peak District National Park. The leaflets include: • A colour map of the villages • A bus and train timetable showing services for the village • A walking route highlighting points or places of interest for visitors • Details of local shops and businesses Carol Lavell, Peak Connections project officer, said: “Peak Connections is all about getting people on to buses and trains to visit the area and enjoy a

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day out, without the hassle of driving or finding parking spaces. “Hathersage and Hope were chosen for the leaflets as both have good public transport links, a good network of local businesses, facilities and points of interest for a visitor. “We hope the leaflets will give people reasons to visit the villages and enable them to do that in a sustainable way.” The leaflets can be seen at peakconnections or www. peakconnections alongside guides for other villages and other information about the Peak Connections project. Printed copies are available from Peak District National Park visitor centres, businesses in the Hope Valley, the Hope Valley Community Rail Partnership and both Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam Universities.

Jane Marsden, of Hope Valley Ice Cream, one of the businesses featured in the Hathersage leaflet, said: “It is a great leaflet which will help visitors explore our wonderful village, where they can experience swimming in our heated open air pool while looking up at the wonderful countryside, or stroll through the maze of footpaths that cross over farmland into open countryside.” Councillor David Jackson, chair of the recreation committee at Hathersage Parish Council, said: “We wish to promote travel to the village by public transport as there are limited parking facilities. “We are conscious that reduced traffic movement in the village and the whole Peak District gives a more enjoyable experience for visitors and should encourage them to return on future occasions.”


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Walks Like an Egyptian. Tecnifibre British Junior Open, Sheffield, 2nd to 6th January 2012

Last month we featured updates from folk on how they had progressed throughout the year. A late arrival from Trevor, Ashley’s father meant the update below was missed but how could we ignore such an exciting close to his under 17 career.


t was January again and time for the Worlds best Junior Squash players to descend on Sheffield en mass. 410 registered players from 43 Countries, as diverse as Trinidad and Tobago, United States, Canary Islands, Egypt, New Zealand, and Malta. All with one aim to win the biggest and most prestigious junior tournament of them all, the British Junior Open.

Ashley the current European No 1, England No 2, and British Champion, had been seeded 5/8 behind 3 Egyptians, and a Jordanian. With 7 of the top seeds coming from Egypt, it was more like the Egyptian Junior Open, than the British. Over the last 3 years alone they have taken 20, out of a possible 24 age group titles back home to Egypt. This year there were 13 out of 16 Egyptians in the finals. There were all Egyptian finals in the Girls under 13, 15, 17, and 19 age groups, in the Boy’s the Page 64 •

under 13 and 15’s finals were Egypt v Pakistan, the under 19’s was an all Egyptian affair, but for the first time since Joe Lee in 2006, there was an English player, Ashley Davies, in the under 17 Boys final, and what a final it turned out to be. The last English player to win the BJO was none other than current World Men’s No 1 James Willstrop back in the year 2000! So no pressure then! Ashley the current European No 1, England No 2, and British Champion, had been seeded 5/8 behind 3 Egyptians, and a Jordanian. Which meant if it all went to seeding, which it did, he would play the Egyptian No 1 seed Osama Khalid Khalifa, in the quarter finals. Ashley beat the Egyptian, 3-1, 7/11, 11/7, 11/8, 13/11. In the semi final he then had to play another Egyptian, Karim El Hammamy. In one hell of a match, lasting 109 minutes, Ashley booked a first ever British Junior Open appearance with a stunning 3-2 win, 11/7, 13/15, 11/3, 3/11, 14/12. If that wasn’t enough he would meet yet another Egyptian, this time Shehab Essam, who had beaten the ¾ seed Ahmad Alsaraj, from Jordan in the other semi final, 3-2, in a match lasting 106 minutes. Ashley had met Shehab before, in the 3rd round of his last year as an under 15, in the 2010 BJO. Shehab had beaten Ashley convincingly 3-0, and went on to win the under 15 title that year. On a packed Abbeydale show court, there was hardly enough

space for the players to walk on to the court, a club official estimated up to 350 people had managed to cram in to see the final. Ashley had been in fantastic form since the summer reaching the final of the Dutch, losing 3-2, to, yes you guessed it, an Egyptian, Self Abou El Einen, 2-3, he won the Nordic, 3-1 against Martin Svec (who was European No 1 at that time), the British Championships, against England No 1 Richie Fallows, 3-2, from 0-2, two match balls down. Then took the Belgian Open, beating Yousef Saleh, from Kuwait, 3-2. The final saw a fantastic 5 set match, befitting a BJO final, lasting over an hour with the support of an electrifying crowd behind both players. Each player took turns to win games, at 2 games all it was impossible to see who the victor would be. Ashley took an early 4-2 lead, only to make three unforced errors on the top of the tin, in a row allowing Shehab a way back in. Shehab a quality player then eased away with a few superb shots, that Egyptians always seem to be able to pull out of the bag, and that was it 7-11 to Essam in the 5th. A great performance from 5/8, a great final, a great end to an under 17 career, and a fantastic crowd the likes we might not see again, till next time! Ashley trains at Brampton Manor and is sponsored by local firm Fusion Provida.

Sports Roundup Adam Stewart plays Billiards for England

Chesterfield Town FC: Needs You

Adam represented England in an international match against Northern Ireland over the weekend (The Kingsman Cup). The event was held at the Reading Rooms in Bangor Nr Belfast and was played on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 January.

A quick note from Tim Sadler of Chesterfield Town FC. “We are currently in need of a few more players for our Over 35's Team who play on Saturday afternoons in the Wragg Over 35's League. Players not currently playing in that league can contact our manager Chris Hamilton on 07780 976319.

Despite Northern Ireland being favourites the England team won (19 points to 13).

At the other end of the scale we are looking for players for our next season's Under 7's Teams. These are for boys and girls aged Under 7 on the 31st of August 2012.

From left to right the Luke Christian (Boston), Clive Scott (Tournament Director), Jonathon Snee (Middlesborough), Adam Stewart (Chesterfield).

The contact for this is Tim Sadler 01246 277325.”

GIRLZALOUD Pictured are girls who have joined the new ECB Fun in the Sun cricket scheme. The girls only coaching sessions, run by Clubmark accredited Chesterfield Barbarians Cricket Club,

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are held at Brookfield Community School on Thursdays 6.30 – 8.00pm. The game is a great way for girls to be active, have fun, and learn new skills. All equipment is provided so if you

fancy “joining in the fun” then please just come along, everyone is welcome. For further information contact Alan Slack on 01246 274922 or email

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Ten things to do in the garden this month. After this years winter, hopefully their should be signs that spring is on its way in March. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

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Divide clumps of perennials. Cut back ornamental grasses and perennials left for winter colour Check if any containers need watering and top dress them with fresh compost Give your lawn its firtst mow (just take the tops of the blades of grass) on a dry day towards the end of the month if needed. Continue to plant deciduous hedges, trees and shrubs. Plant roses, but do not plant where an old rose has been grown to avoid the risk of disease. Prune Cornus (dogwood), Salix alba (white willow), buddleia, hydrangea, roses and lavertera but avoid pruning spring flowering shrubs until after they have flowered Start weeding your garden again to stop the weeds getting out of hand Clean out the filter on the pump in your pond and start feeding any fish again Plant summer flowering bulbs, shallots, onions and early potatoes. Thanks to Paul at Ashgate Garden Care.

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Keep calm people, its only snow! Will Jackson’s Blog


ast week finally brought the UK some snow and boy oh boy there is nothing like a bit of snow to put this country into complete pandemonium. Up until the arrival of the snow, people were starting to worry if there was going to be any at all and had already started confirming their own suspicions with talk of hearing birdsong recently, seeing green things bursting through the soil or the spring like mildness. And as with every year when snow appears to be nonexistent, the global warming debate fires up and people start saying things like “crikey, we may never see snow again” or “what a shame there hasn’t been any snow this year” and “I love snow, its not fair, I want to go sledging!!” (The latter is probably more common with small children). So bearing the air of disappointment in mind, you would expect that the arrival of the freezing cold, slippery, inconvenient wet stuff would put a few smiles on people’s faces wouldn’t you? Oh no! Because here in Great Britain, winter is too cold, spring is confusing, summer is disappointing and autumn is too far away from Christmas. Prior to the snow, there was at first mere rumour; talk of when, what day and how much could be expected which to be honest was a refreshing change from all of the talk of other things like failed New Years resolutions, unexpected birdsong and how mild it was. But the icing on the cake with this year’s prediction of snowfall had to be the MET office’s ability to identify a time for when the snow was expected; pure brilliance! Not only did the good people of Great Britain have something Page 70 •

to panic about… they knew exactly when they needed to have finished panicking by (buy)! And as word got around, everyone in the country working to the deadline, cars would need to be filled with petrol, bread, milk, tea bags, tinned ham, Saxa table salt and eggs needed to be purchased in large quantities and, if there were children involved, a good stock of activities needed to be sourced for the moment they had got bored with sledging, having narrowly avoided hypothermia. Like many others, myself, Margo and our small young children joined in on the action, if not merely for the excitement of it all (and before you ask, yes we are that desperate for entertainment). Mind you, in the furore, we did manage to salvage some popcorn (for afternoon Disney movie entertainment) and a microwaveable Indian meal for Saturday night, so it wasn’t a wasted journey! As the head of the family, I had taken the executive decision that we would survive on the basics we had, obviously as responsible parents (and

adults) we are always prepared for upcoming disasters such as snow, the apocalypse or bankruptcy, etc, so I decided that we would chance it. If we were to be snowed in for several years, we would just have to throw our hands in the air and face the facts, ultimately admitting that we (or I) had slipped up, I suppose our only other choice would be to raid my parent’s house; it would either be that or suffer the envy of all those other people who would happily be tucking into ham sandwiches, boiled eggs and drinking cups of tea! And guess what… it came, it went and you can now buy salt again and personally; I can’t wait until spring, albeit as confusing as it is! Thank you for reading, enjoy the snow! Will Jackson If you would like to read more of this complete and utter nonsense, please check out my blog: www.wj79.wordpress. com - I would welcome any comments!

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ike Woolley’s son Richard died from leukaemia at the age of 26. Mike’s organising a Dragon Boat Festival to raise money for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research and Anthony Nolan and the Sheffield NHS Blood & Organ Donation service. The festival day promises to be a fun day out for the family! So if you and your mates or colleagues are looking for a challenge and a great day out – or you’re in need of some team building – with the added bonus of raising money for charity – we’ve got the event for you…? Mike explained “The Dragon Boat festival takes place at Rother Valley Country Park, Sheffield on 9 June 2012. We’ve got 14 dragon boats and vacancies for 9 teams - a team is made up of 10 paddlers, 1 drummer and say 2-4 reserves. Gable Events who are providing the boats will also provide a helmsman to steer the boat (so no chance of going the wrong way).

So, what can you do to help?

“14 teams will be taking part in friendly rivalry trying to secure a semi-final spot initially, and hopefully the first prize. Medals will be given to the top four teams; and a trophy to the winning team; a further prize will be given to the best judged fancy dress team for those entering into the spirit of this aspect. The events can be seen at the web address to the left. “If you’re a company there’s opportunities for promotion via: team name, clothing, signs on the boats, banners around the lake, lead the prize giving ceremony, advertising your name in the local press, radio and in the souvenir programme of the day (which will also list all sponsor names). Otherwise it’s the opportunity to have a great day out doing something completely different.” Each team will have a minimum of 3 races against an opponent, but more importantly against the clock. The slowest time achieved by each team is disregarded, the other two times averaged to arrive at a

team time. The four fastest teams go through to the semifinal; then two to the final, so a max of 5 races for two teams. The entrance fee for a team and money for the charities can be raised by means of: company sponsorship, fund raising activities run by the teams, or from sponsorship donations (an official sponsorship form will be issued) from friends, family or work acquaintances, etc. It’s hoped each crew member raises a minimum of £100; or no less than £1,000 per boat. The target is in excess of £10,000 going to charity at the end of the event. The team raising the most money will receive a complimentary 2-course dinner for 12 at a Chinese restaurant, by Rother Valley, immediately after the event. We’ve also collected prizes for a charity raffle & sporting memorabilia auction and this is ongoing.

o Raise one or more teams o Donate a prize (memorabilia, vouchers, merchandise, etc for the raffle/auction) o Sponsor any aspect of the event (costs are made up of a number of components, and total towards £9,000) o We’re also looking for a suitable ‘black-tie do’ that we can use for our sporting memorabilia auction – if you know any we’d love to hear from you ... details above. Page 72 •

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Classifieds 2 Hamster Cages: £10 ea (£18 pair) Hamster cages & starter kits for sale. Small cages ideal for dwarf hamsters complete with wheel, bowl & water bottle. Only £10 each or both for £18. Contact Laura on 07584 213 985 or 01246 568 334. Dog Guard for Fiat Panda: £40 Official Fiat accessory. Complete kit including templates. As new. Contact: 01246 206760 (Brampton) Caravan Parts: Milenco Hitchlock for Alko/Albe hitch’s £5; NR Awning: Pullman Caravan Awning 16 foot vgc. £99 Complete; Leaf stabiliser £5; Two water carriers £5 the pair. Contact: 01246 279 657 (Walton) Wanted: Old or Unwanted Bikes. Or spare parts. Free collection within S40 postcode. Contact 01246 271216 (Walton) 3 Piece Suite: £99 Neutral colour very good condition about 5 years old. £99 Contact 01246 568981 (Walton) Glass TV Stand: £25 Smoked glass TV stand. Takes up to a 37” TV Excellent condition. Contact: 01246 568911 Tumble Dryer: £20 White Knight Tumble Dryer. Does not need outside vent. Good condition. Contact: 01246 568911

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Adverts for stuff under £100 are free, any item or ‘collection of items’ £100+ are £5, and larger adverts with a picture are price on application.

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DJN Home Services Joinery

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Insured and all work guaranteed. For a free quote, then please contact Dean.

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Chatsworth Road Medical Centre Chesterfield Royal Hospital Holme Hall Medical Centre NHS Direct The Surgery @ Wheatbridge Call 111 – when it is less urgent than 999

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