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One Year On no. 12 April 2010 “The 1st Birthday Edition�

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Introduction Hello again.

Contact Paul on 01246 568519 or 07764 80 10 80 mail@s40local.co.uk

It’s been another busy month at S40 Local and word seems to be spreading, so this month we welcome a number of new local businesses, please try to mention S40 Local if you take up their services.

At the end of March Libby’s and the businesses located at 479 Chatsworth Road celebrated two years in business, so congratulations, it doesn’t seem like two years since I drove past and noticed the “What’s Happening At 479” signs, how time flies. Talking of time flying it’s also a year since you picked up the first S40 Local! A few thank you’s are needed at this point … to the 140 plus businesses who have advertised with us, to my loyal distribution team who deliver S40 Local come rain, snow and (hopefully for a few months now) shine, to all the businesses who have helped with S40 Local, mainly David and Tim Ward at Copyxpress and the largest thanks has to go to you the reader for taking the time to read S40 Local and use the services and businesses advertising with us. I really cannot thank you all enough. A few lesser known facts about S40 Local ...

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The year ahead will hopefully be full of new and exciting developments as we have a stack of ideas that will hopefully help support the local businesses. Watch this space, as they say. A quick apology to Marie & Yvonne at TLC, last month we featured a photo and I got their surnames crossed so sorry about that. One last point, there may have been a small positive step on the Cyclamax Incinerator issue featured in our 1st edition. In Derby this week the local city councillors rejected Cyclamax’s plans, much to the surprise of council officers who had recommended the plans. Lets hope the plans for Dunston go the same way. Anyway, must go there’s a cold glass of Golden Bud just been poured. Happy birthday to us. Paul. Issue 12: April 2010 Copy Deadline for May edition is Thursday 15th April, distribution by Sunday 2nd May 2010.

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What’s On? 27th March to 8th May

Exhibition - The Egyptians: 10am to 4pm. Chesterfield Museum and Art Gallery, St Marys Gate, Chesterfield. Contact 01246 345727 for details.

27th March to 24th April

Silver & Silks @ Created Gallery: An exhibition of students’ work on silversmithing & embroidery courses from the Hunloke Centre, Chesterfield. Contact Deirdre on 01246 232205 or visit www.createdgallery.co.uk

Sunday 4th April

Family Communion Service: 10:30am & 6.00pm Easter Songs of Praise at St Thomas', Brampton.

Sunday 4th April

Easter Day: 9.30 Breakfast (including Communion) and 10.45am Easter Festival Service - all age worship at the Gospel Mission Congregational Church. Contact 01246 557719.

Monday 5th April

Crooked Spire Open Day: 10am to 3:30pm. Crooked Spire Church, Church of St Mary and All Saints, Church Way, Chesterfield. Contact 01246 206506 for details.

Monday 5th April

Easter Monday Market and Table Top Sale: 10am to 4pm. Chesterfield Market, Market Place, Chesterfield. Contact 01246 345777 for details.

Wednesday 7th April

Wildflower Walk - Traditional Uses: 10am to 12 noon, Barrow Hill – New Whittington. Find out about traditional uses of wildflowers and trees along the River Rother, with Glenn Turner. Workshops are £2 per person and because places are limited booking is essential. Please book at workshop@transitionchesterfield.org.uk or call Lisa at 01246-239289

Thursday 8th April

Dinosaur Day holiday Club @ Walton Church: A completely free fun day for primary school age children. 2pm till 7pm. More information and booking forms from the church office tel 01246 231002, email office@waltonchurch.org or visit www.waltonchurch.org.

Thursday 8th April

Chesterfield Farmers' Market: 9am to 4pm. Chesterfield Market, Market Place, Chesterfield. Contact 01246 345777 for details.

Thursday 8th April

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.

Saturday 10th April

Terminus Bowling Club: Open Day Come & give Crown Green Bowling a try at the Terminus Bowling Club on Chatsworth Road, opposite Brookfield School. Contact 01246 563888 for further details.

Sunday 11th April

Meet the Thatcher: The launch of Revolution House's new roof! David Wood explains how it was done. Open 11am - 4pm, Fri, Sat, Sun & Bank Holidays. Chesterfield Museum on 01246 345727.

Monday 12th April

North East Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology Society: Suzanne Bingham talks about the historical role of the workhouse in society. 7.30pm at the Friends' Meeting House, Ashgate Rd. For info, phone Cliff on 01246 234212.

Tuesday 13th April

Holymoorside Film: 'Morris A Life With Bells On' - with guests Chesterfield Garland and Morris Dancers who will dance and play before the film. Evening begins at 7.30pm. Holymoorside Village Hall. Contact Ann on 01246 567118 or holymoorartsfest@aol.com

Tuesday 13th April

Chesterfield Cycle Campaign: Meeting in Meeting Room 1 of the Market Hall at 7.30pm. For further details contact Alastair on 01246 520820.

Thursday 15th April

"Meet an Egyptian Explorer" - Find out about life in Ancient Egypt from our 1920s archaeologist. Open 10am - 4pm, every day except Weds and Suns - FREE entry. Contact the Chesterfield Museum for details on 01246 345727.

15th April to 4th May

Darmstadt Twinning exhibition: 9am to 5:30pm. Chesterfield Tourist Information Centre, Rykneld Square, Chesterfield. Contact 01246 345777 for details.

Friday 23rd April

Holymoorside Film: 'Brassed Off' - with guests Holymoorside Band who will play for us after the film. Starts 7.30pm. Holymoorside Village Hall. Contact Ann on 01246 567118 or holymoorartsfest@aol.com

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Britannia Bowling Club Open Day Sunday 2nd May 2pm Start Everyone welcome of all ages Come and give bowling a go Tea & Cakes Bar Open All Day Season fees just ÂŁ40 Contact Ian for more details 01246 239849 56 Old Hall Road, Brampton, Chesterfield S40 1HD

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What’s On? Friday 23rd April

“A Safari of Britain” by Pollyanna Pickering @ the Central Library Theatre. The Chesterfield Branch of Parkinson's UK are holding a fund raising evening. 7.00pm. Tickets available on the door or by tel 01246 566448, cost £7.00 including refreshments.

Saturday 24th April

Solar Photovoltaic (PV) and Thermal Workshop: New government incentives makes this one of the best times to install solar panels. A discussion with Simon Redding. All Workshops are £2 per person with limited places so booking is essential. 2pm to 4pm @ Ashgate. Please book at workshop@transitionchesterfield.org.uk or call Lisa at 01246 239289.

Saturday 24th April

Chesterfield Cats Protection: Holymoorside Bazaar @ the Village Hall - 10.00am to 2 pm. Free admission. Refreshments, tombola, raffle, cake stall, home made crafts, CP merchandise.

Sunday 25th April

Created Courses: Beginners Feltmaking @ Created Galley. 10.30am - 1.30pm. Contact Deirdre on 01246 232205 or visit www.createdgallery.co.uk

Sunday 25th April

Chesterfield Farmers' Market: 10am to 2pm. Chesterfield Market, Market Place, Chesterfield. Contact 01246 345777 for details.

1st May to 3rd May

Family History Open Days: 10am to 4pm. Chesterfield Museum and Art Gallery, St Marys Gate, Chesterfield. Contact 01246 345727 for details.

Sunday 2nd May

Created Events: Spring Sunday at Created Gallery - May announces the return of Sunday opening at Created. So to forget the loss of Sunday lunches until January, the Gage family invite you to join them for cupcakes, cordial and a celebration of Spring. Starts at 1pm! Contact Deirdre on 01246 232205 or visit www.createdgallery.co.uk

Monday 3rd May

Chesterfield TUC May Day Market: 10:30am to 4pm. Chesterfield Market, Market Place, Chesterfield. Contact 01246 345777 for details.

Monday 3rd May

Crooked Spire Open Days: 10am to 3:30pm. Crooked Spire at Church of St Mary and All Saints, Chesterfield. Contact 01246 206506 for details.

Thursday 6th May

Yeomans Walking Festival exhibition: 9am to 5:30pm. Chesterfield Tourist Information Centre, Rykneld Square, Chesterfield. Contact 01246 345777 for details.

Monday 10th May

North East Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology Society. David Wilmot Memorial Lecture. Tom Ingall: “The Great Central Railway”. 7.30pm at the Friends' Meeting House, Ashgate Rd. For info, phone Cliff on 01246 234212.

Sunday 16th May

Created Courses: Beginners Feltmaking @ Created Galley. 10.30am - 1.30pm. Contact Deirdre on 01246 232205 or visit www.createdgallery.co.uk

REGULAR EVENTS: Every Tuesday

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

Alternate Tuesdays

Bible Study group meets at 7 pm at the Gospel Mission Congregational Church. Contact Tina on 01246 557719.

Every Wednesday

Brampton Ladies Club meet at 7.30 for 8pm at Old Hall Junior School and meetings are held on every Wednesday evening during the month with a speaker and fellowship. For further details phone 01246 272333.

PUB NIGHTS? Rose & Crown: Old Road. General Knowledge quiz every Tuesday night - gallon of ale for the winner. Last Sunday of each month, Music quiz - gallon of ale for the winner & rolling cash prize for 100% score. Peacock Inn: Chatsworth Road. Quiz Night on Mondays start with free food, a gallon of ale for the winner and the £100 quiz question. Folk Night on Thursdays, come along and enjoy the singing. Star Inn on Chatsworth Road: Pub Quiz on Tuesday and Sunday nights. Why not come along? You might end up winning a load of free beer!

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Community Shorts POLLYANNA PICKERING Chesterfield Branch of Parkinson's U K are holding a fund raising evening featuring Pollyanna Pickering & "A Safari Of Britain " at the Central Library Theatre 7.00pm Friday 23rd April 2010.

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Tickets available on the door or by Tel. 01246 566448 cost £7.00 Including Refreshments. CHESTERFIELD BARBARIANS SUMMER 2010 UPDATE Chesterfield Barbarians Junior Cricket summer training starts at Robinsons Walton Dam Sports ground, Walton Road on Sunday mornings from Sunday 18th April 10am12noon cost per session £2.50 (first session Free) for boys and girls. All coaches are ECB qualified CRB checked with child protection and First Aid certification. Join one of our teams in the North Derbyshire Youth Cricket League or just come along and have fun. The club runs four senior teams over Saturdays and Sundays during the summer, contact club secretary Jon Denby 07709 614 638, if you are interested. 8

March 27th – April 24th 2010 An exhibition of students’ work on silversmithing & embroidery courses from the Hunloke Centre, Chesterfield.

Spring Sunday 2nd May 2010: 1pm till 4pm To celebrate the return of Sunday openings at Created Gallery. Featuring cupcakes and Grandma Mary’s famous sponge cake!

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Chatsworth Road Welcomes Amelia’s You may have noticed Amelia’s Café and Takeway a newly opened eatery on Chatsworth Road. Steve Roberts, pictured below with daughter Amelia, is the owner, he will be aiming to serve you home cooked food using quality ingredients, and prides himself on customer service. Prior to taking the plunge with his own business, owner and manager Steve worked for over 16 years in the catering and hospitality industry, working for a large outside catering company, restaurants in London, hotels around Derbyshire and did a three year stint at Center Parcs. He then worked for city center restaurants for just over a year helping to open a new restaurant at Xscape in Leeds. For the past 6 years he has been working with his parents running a local hotel. Amelia’s is named after his two year old daughter and opened mid-February with the support of his partner Emma - “naming our first business after our daughter just seemed right”. The menu offers a good selection of food to suit all tastes, and has facilities to eat in or takeaway, they also offer buffets, children’s party choices and picnic hampers to order. Amelia’s want to offer a quality product at a fair price, all food is made to order using local produce where possible to ensure your purchase is of the highest quality. With seating inside and an outdoor seating area, currently being developed for the warmer months, you can be sure of a friendly welcome at Amelia’s. Steve says “I am very excited to be finally opening a place of my own, and feel proud I can name it after my daughter. I would like to say a big thank you to many of the local businesses near-by who have already been a massive help to me in this early period. I hope that I can help to show people what Chatsworth Road has to offer and encourage more people to this already vibrant area. I look forward to welcoming you to my café.”

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A warm friendly welcome awaits you at Chatsworth Road’s newest eatery. All our food is freshly prepared and sourced using local suppliers where possible. Our menu caters for all tastes and includes cooked and continental breakfasts, sandwiches, baguettes and panini's, soup, pate or smoked salmon platter and perhaps best of all our triple decker fish finger sandwich! And to finish a selection of cakes and desserts… Eat in, take away, or order a picnic hamper or buffet for any occasion.

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Ten things in the garden for April Thanks to Paul @ Ashgate Garden Care

Hopefully the long and hard winter we've had is now behind us and we can start enjoying our gardens. 1. Repair bare patches in the lawn by sowing grass seed. Sow or turf new lawn areas. 2. Keep an eye out for weeds appearing in your flower beds. 3. Put fertiliser or manure on your flower beds and top up the compost in any pots and tubs. 4. Apply a fertiliser with high nitrogen content on your lawns to encourage strong grass blade growth. 5. Plant clematis, honeysuckle and wisteria. 6. Re-pot house plants that are showing signs of becoming root bound. 7. Clean your patio and garden furniture in preparation for sitting outside ...hopefully. 8. Protect fruit blossom from frost with horticultural fleece, but make sure the insects can get to the flowers during the day. 9. Re-paint your shed, decking and pergola when its dry with preservative or stain. 10. Secure any rambling and climbing roses.

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Investment … The Lessons Of History new decade dawns with global stock markets steadily ascendant again, bringing a lighter spring back in the step of beleaguered investors reeling from two years of post-credit crunch global turbulence. The period from 2000-09 – the so-called Noughties – has undeniably been a difficult one for investors, starting with the bursting of the dotcom bubble, the impact of 9/11, the invasion of Iraq, the credit crisis and global recession. The FTSE 100 started the decade on 6,930 at the height of the dotcom boom, and closed out 2009 on 5,412 (Source: FTSE.com data). It has been a decade that has tested the resolve of millions of investors – but the history of the markets has always been one of peaks and troughs, of bulls and bears, and of good times as well as bad. This is what has always made it such an alluring prospect for savers and investors looking for more exciting returns than can be delivered in other areas. But if you thought the Noughties were trying, look at some of the awful challenges investors have faced on the stock markets in the past. The South Sea Bubble of 1720, for example, which saw the collapse of the South Sea Company, ruined thousands of investors. Just over 100 years later, more trouble loomed in the markets after the Napoleonic Wars with the Panic of 1825, followed 40 years later by the so-called “bankers bank” Overend Guerney going into liquidation, causing widespread panic across the country and a depression that lasted several years. In the 20th century, the Wall Street Crash of 1929 remains the most devastating in stock market history, heralding a depression that continued for years. More recently, we have seen the Black Monday crash of 1987, the Asian crisis ten years later, and then the various woes of the first decade of this century. And according to one national newspaper, shares remain ahead of property in terms of returns over the last 25 years (Source: Telegraph, 19/12/09). The Telegraph said that a comparison of FTSE 100 total returns – including dividend income – against the Halifax house price index from 1984 backed the claim. Dividends are an important part of the total returns from most shares but

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Another increasingly popular area for investors are absolute return funds, which set out to make money for investors in both rising and falling markets. These products have only become generally available in the last two to three years and allow investors to make money when an asset is falling as well as rising in price. This is because they invest in a wide range of assets including property and hedge funds, as well as shares, bonds and cash. Investment can also mean using derivatives. The only drawback is they can lag behind other investments when markets are rising. Investment is a complex business and is not something to be undertaken by the inexperienced. People need to stay focussed on long term goals, diversify their investments and allow them time to And according to one realise their potential. national newspaper, shares remain ahead of property in There are a couple of other points to terms of returns over the last bear in mind. Firstly, the only market 25 years (Source: Telegraph, prices that matter are the ones an 19/12/09). investor buys at and sells for. Secondly, specialist advice from a wealth expert who can take a holistic view of an view of equity based investment individual’s financial needs, investment historically has always been the correct objectives and attitude to risk will be path for future success. The longer invaluable. people stay invested, the better chance A process that provides the right mix of they have of making money. And there investments, selecting the best are a lot of areas in which to invest. Careful investment in emerging markets, investment managers and monitoring their performance those managers and for example, can offer investors changing them where necessary will go a attractive returns. There are an long way towards delivering superior estimated 22 emerging markets in the investment performance over the world as classified by the FTSE.com medium to long term. Indices of Advanced and Secondary Emerging Countries with China and India considered the two largest, and many advisors tip them to deliver some To receive a free Guide to of the best investor returns in 2010, Wealth Management, despite the Dubai debt shock at the end Retirement Planning or of last year. Some of this optimism Inheritance Tax Planning follows a doubling of the MSCI produced by St. James’s Place Wealth Management contact Emerging Markets Index since March of Peter Boardman of the St. James last year, reflecting a growing belief that Place Partnership on 01246 economic recovery is underway 559616 or email worldwide (Source: This Is Money peter.boardman@sjpp.co.uk 10/12/09, based in US Dollars, income reinvested). are excluded from most stock market analysis which is why so many people underestimate the value of shares and funds as a means of storing wealth. The returns from equities over the last 100 years have not come primarily from capital growth, but also from the reinvestment of dividend payments. Today, investing in shares is now an important way of life for millions of Britons. According to new estimates from the Office for National Statistics, one in six British families now own shares (Source: Telegraph 10/01/10). And in the long run, shares are an asset class that still deliver the best returns, despite the flat decade we have just come through. Taking a medium to long term

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Planning Update In September last year I met Alan Morey from the planning department at Chesterfield Borough Council. Well a number of months have passed and we’ve seen a high rate of change in some areas of Chatsworth Road yet in others large scale businesses have relocated and those business that remain are concerned about the long term impact on their businesses. So I recently took the opportunity to sit down with Alan again and see; what’s changed and what’s being done along the stretch, here’s what he had to say:

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There is planning permission in place to demolish the vacant and boarded up properties at 128-130 Chatsworth Road (next to the Alma) and rebuild them for use as shops.

The level of interest in Chatsworth road for commercial development is particularly impressive given the wider economic climate and is, I think, a good indicator of its strengths as a location. On the forward planning front, at the moment, Chesterfield Borough Council is currently preparing its Core Strategy. This is a statutory land use plan that explains how we expect to manage land use and development between 2011 and 2026. It sets out broad proposals for areas, and will be followed by proposals showing individual sites in 2012. A draft Core Strategy will be available for anyone to comment on later this year. The main features of the strategy for Chatsworth Road are likely to be:

“Thanks for coming in this morning, I found it useful and I hope you did as well. I've done a little bit of research and here is the latest position on some of the sites we talked about:

Hopefully work will soon start on the redevelopment of the 'Just Tyres' site next to Bradbury Place for a new restaurant (a revised design has been approved).

We have just received (as of 10th March) a planning application for 42 Chatsworth Road (formerly 'Kingdom Pine’ and now ‘Fabric Warehouse’), to create two new retail units by extending the existing single storey unit. A decision on this will probably be made in early May.

The former B&Q is being actively marketed by its owners and I understand is attracting interest from retailers. While ideally we might like to see the site redeveloped, we're hopeful that a new user (or users) can be found in the short term, which should support the eastern end of Chatsworth Road.

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Supporting the growth of the centre for independent shops, including food and drink;

Supporting its role as a Gateway to the Peak District;

Supporting a mixture of housing, employment and community activities alongside and improved River Hipper environment;

Provide places for at least 100 new homes.

We want to encourage development (across the borough) to be in places where we can maximise people's opportunities to find what they need 'on their doorstep' reducing the need to travel by car and supporting local businesses and facilities. The plan will also continue to make it a priority to regenerate the former industrial land to the south of Chatsworth Road, including finding suitable uses for the Walton Works building.” So there we have it, we continue to see change along Chatsworth Road first hand and it appears that others are seeing the potential it offers for commercial development, lets hope it turns to actual investment in the area.

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his month I pose as Jeremy Clarkson, although personally I think I’m much better dressed, to talk business with Peter Dibble (Owner) and Mick Fox (Manager) at Noble Motorsports (NMS) to find out about their cars, the business and see what they have on offer.

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>> So Peter tell us about yourself and your background, have you been in the motor trade all your life? I jointly own Noble Motorsports with my wife, it’s a family run business; I live locally in Millthorpe and was born and bred in Sheffield.

Noble Motorsport is not connected to Noble Automotive, they build the cars and we built the original engines. Lee Noble, the man behind the car, met my friend John Noble and they struck up a business relationship. Mick here is responsible for taking the 2.5ltr Ford engine from 220bhp to 500bhp (Ed: that’s five times the power of our family hatch!) and we developed and built the original engines that went into the M12. John retired from the business in 2002 and it’s been our family business since then. >> So what did we ought to know about Noble Motorsport?

Well a lot of people don’t know this but we do a damn fine of job of I can’t say I’ve been in the motor servicing ordinary cars, and do it at a trade all my life. I started in the family much better rate than your main market business working in the dealer. We used to focus on wholesale fruit trade, up at 5am performance cars, and we are very NMS involved in development of Farbio GTS good with them, but our priorities have changed over the years. We have a wealth of knowledge and know our way around most of the cars out there. >> Who are the everyday to go down to Sheffield market. My role was a banana ripener, I had to ensure we had the right stock turned from green to yellow each day, to match the sales.

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There’s seven of us here, Mick Fox (Manager) was born into the business, worked through college and gained all the necessary qualifications. Moving to Noble was a massive Anthony has been with us two years change, I was fed up of 5am starts and is our mechanical and gearbox expert, Gavin has five years under his and I’d always been a bit of a petrol head, tinkering with engines so when belt and loves all the bits with wires a motorsport friend of mine, John attached, he came to us from Noble, turned up one day in 1998 in a Halfords, George Noble M12 and told me he’d just Dibble, my son secured a contract to build the 2.5ltr has been in the V6 Ford engine that powered them, I business eight years and builds thought ‘now that sounds interesting’. At the time I had a 4ltr the engines, and TVR Griffiths, the Noble was a there’s Darren completely different beast and I Wyn our rolling decided to go into business with John. road dyno technician. And >> What’s the history behind Noble? there’s Philippa Was John Noble involved with Noble my wife who Automotive who produced the M12 runs the and M400? accounts. 18

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“Well a lot of people don’t know this but we do a damn fine job of servicing ordinary cars” >> We hear that with the recession people are saving money by not swapping their cars so often. Is this true in your experience and have you seen an increase in call for your services? We’ve not seen a major change but trade has dropped off as people reduce their spending. The recent weather hasn’t helped as people didn’t want to risk unnecessary trips and cancelled services and rolling road sessions. The governments’ scrapage scheme hit us too as it moves people into new cars. >> The changes in legislation mean we no longer have to take our cars to main dealers to ensure the warranty is maintained, has this impacted your workload? You’re correct and people don’t need to take their car to the main dealer for servicing whilst it’s under warranty. Provided original parts are used (or pattern parts to the same spec) you can have your car serviced anywhere, preferably with us, with no impact on the warranty, but not everyone knows this. >> Chatsworth Business Park has seen a number of new businesses moving in. What’s the benefit of being on the Business Park? We use Minuteman for printing and it is nice being tucked away in the

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Behind the business: Noble Motorsport Business Park, especially when we have a nice car on the rolling road, it can get a little noisy! >> What can people expect from Noble? Some people may have us down as a specialist only, but as you know we see your car and your van often enough and I would hope that as a customer you can’t fault our service. We always aim to be courteous, if there’s an unknown fault we call you with updates … most importantly telling you how much it’s going to cost, which is always much less than any main dealer will charge … and when you pick up we’ve cleaned it inside and out. Ed: I have to say I’ve been very pleased with the service we’ve received, but obviously I have to remain impartial and say in true BBC style that other garage services are available. >> You must have an idea about what cars need more maintenance than others, what cars would you recommend as being the most reliable and easy to maintain? Japanese and German cars are definitely more reliable and if you want to spend a lot of time in our, very comfortable reception buy something French or Italian. >> My wife reckons the best thing about your workshop is that there’s loads of space to park and the car comes back clean … what do you say to this?

is getting over the 1st visit, as so often we find stuff that‘s been ignored by the previous garages … oh and just like a main dealer we Peter Dibble in the Noble Motorsport reception remind you when it’s time to come back and see Why not call in and have your car power checked. It’s not about power us again. but ensuring your car is running to it’s >> So in true Top Gear style what optimum performance, if it’s not then was your first car? And what have it’s wasting fuel and costing more been your driving highlights? than it should. Also we can check First car wasn’t really mine, I used to your speedo accuracy, very important drive my Mums mini, my first car these days as traffic cameras become purchased was a Saab 900 Turbo, best car a Noble M12 and the best family drive was my old Ford Sierra 4x4. I was brought up doing motorsport trials which is basically mud plugging in something you’ve built, I did get to Northern Champion one year. It’s a great foundation for motorsport people like Stirling Moss and Tony Brise have all taken part.

>> The name suggests a theme of sports tuning, is this true? What are your specialism's? Whilst dropping off our car once I recall seeing a Detomaso Pantera in your workshop Best thing about Noble? You can save with the engine out (I only know this money and we’ll provide you a better as when I was young I had a Corgi service end to end, ensuring all checks model), what’s the most unusual car are done to manufacturer’s plans or you’ve worked on? better - some cars serviced at main Not an unusual car really but one that dealers don’t have the wheels was quite famous was Rick Allen’s removed until the third year, we have Corvette Stingray, he’s the one armed them off at all services and check for drummer from Def Leopard, we used brake wear. to service and maintain his car. If you do come to us you can talk >> direct to the technician who worked Anything on your car, you, the customer are else we very important to us. Once you’ve should been once we want you to come know again and become a friend for life, about 99% of people who do come continue NMS? to come back. Our biggest problems

The Noble M12 for which NMS built the engine

increasingly common. >> So the standard questions we ask everyone about S40? Q. Favourite place to go for a meal? The Grouse Inn on the way to Hathersage. Q. Favourite place to go for a walk or escape from it all? A walk round Linacre reservoirs. Q. Best thing about the community around you? Sense of community spirit in the area. >> Any final comment to make? Our reception faces south so is a very nice place to be, even if you don’t want anything doing right now come down and see what we do, we look after everything and anything.

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Help When You Need IT! Situated in Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Experience providing support and repairs for a wide range of IT Equipment. You can bring your laptop or PC to our office or we can collect fix and return it. If you are local to S40 we can arrange a home visit if preferred. We have a selection of used Laptops available and we carry a large stock of spare parts. Give us a call or email us with your make, model and problem and we will give you a price.

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8 Days, 8 Teams, 8 Cars … 1 Good Cause ! f you went to St Marys School around 1990 then you probably know at least one of the Dodds, Jo, Steve or Tom. Well Steve is organising a banger rally across Europe this April, and, as it’s for a good cause we thought we’d find out more about it!

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When & where do you go? “Setting off from Sheffield on Saturday

10th April and travelling through to Saturday 18th April the trip will travel through France (Paris), Switzerland (Lake Geneva), Italy (Milan), Austria (over the Alps), Germany (lap of So what's Nuremburgring racetrack), this banger Netherlands (Maastrict) and Belgium (Brussels) before heading back to good rally all Old Blightey. We will get one night of about? luxury with a stay in Bruges, the other “A group of us decided we'd like to nights being spent camping in tents or take a big roadtrip around Europe this sleeping in the cars.” year. Then we thought "why not invite The shortest route is about 2300 miles everyone we know and do it in fancy but that's all motorways and boring 'A' dress", followed by "lets do it for roads, we intend to get off the beaten charity". It's as simple as that. It's not track, find local treasures and create an 'organised rally', more of a driving holiday with mates to test the waters, memories. We’ve devised a number of tasks for each team to complete but we’ve got big plans to make it an throughout the day. Such as visit a St annual event. Bernards retirement home, chant with We've got firm plans on where to go, Austrian monks and find a racing but loose plans on what we'll do. Each snail!”

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Keiran Phillips, Ste Brown, Richard Downs, Simon Wells (from Brookfield School) and Stephen Dodds

“At the moment we’ve got 8 teams going all of whom are mates. Everyone has chosen a team name and theme for their fancy dress, including Circus, Crash Test Dummies, Miami Vice and Disco Inferno.”

The Route … 2300 Miles Plus

What charity is it in aid of?" “The main beneficiary is the Clown Doctors Appeals , each team will raise at least £75 for this cause.”

What kind of support are you looking for? “Sponsorships and donations. We know it’s been tight this year, but every single donation, no matter how small, will help us get the banger rally on the map and help a great cause. We go on the 10th April, so by the time you read this we’ll be ready to leave, so we can’t ask for equipment or to sponsor a car, but you can track our progress on-line, and if you have some spare cash, log onto the site and donate some money to a very worthy cause!” If you would like to sponsor Steve visit the web site below and hit the donate here button … it really is that easy!

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Charity photo jumble sale www.2thin2swim.co.uk Steve’s site is running in tandem with the Banger Rally. Purchase an image, help raise funds and take away a cracking digital image (min. of £2, lowest donation on www.justgiving.com but luckily there is no upper limit!).

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Network shows Britain’s got real talent The Creative Greenhouse network was set up three years ago to champion and support the creative industries in Nottinghamshire and North Derbyshire. Creative Greenhouse Coordinator, Paul Hough, explains: “The Creative Greenhouse is all about giving people the skills and resources they need to showcase their work and to get what they want out of their businesses. We pride ourselves on sourcing from our own creative talent pool and widely promoting our members” Over its three years The Creative Greenhouse has delivered a comprehensive programme of business support tailored for creative people providing members with regular networking opportunities, workshops and events. “We line up inspirational creative business experts to offer advice and insight into their own success and we deliver real hands-on practical workshops in a wide variety of subjects” Paul explains. www.creativegreenhouse.org.uk offers each member a business profile on a searchable directory to promote themselves to potential clients and it provides useful information on opportunities, events and resources. Membership of the network is free and there is everything to gain so join today. And if you are looking for creative skills you can search the network to find local talented small businesses and freelancers who may be able to meet your requirments.

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