S40 Local - 131 Autumn 2022

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ISSUE 131 AUTUMN 2022 The community magazine for Acorn Ridge, Ashgate, Brampton, Brookside, Holymoorside, Somersall & Walton

Cover Image: Katy Strudwick


Intro Hi and welcome to our Autumn edition. This couple of paragraphs is often the hardest part of putting an edition of S40 Local together, and this month is no exception. Usually I'm still waiting on a couple of adverts, I've got changes to make and I've yet to upload the edition to my printers. However, this month, something is very strange! I have all adverts in, all edits have been made and I've uploaded to print... and all looks OK! It's things like this that make a huge difference and reduce the stress, I might open a beer to celebrate (drink responsibly out there)! Fiver Fest is coming to town between the 8 and 22 October, a time when businesses are encouraged by national organisation Totally Locally, to put on special offers for a Fiver. We have had some great support, many of our local businesses have put offers on and the ones we know about we've included. There will no doubt be many more businesses that get involved closer to the date so please look out for their posters in windows and on social media. It's tough out there so please take up the offers, every penny you spend locally will help support an independent business on our high street and keep them in business. We also have some energy saving tips from Transition Chesterfield, which I hope you find useful as energy prices continue to rise. As always, we have loads of other stuff so please enjoy, next month will be part one of the Christmas gift guide. Now where's that beer! Paul S Chapman 07764 801080 paul@s40local.co.uk Next edition: Copy Date: Delivered by:

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FIVER FEST: 8 to 22 October Independent businesses coming together to highlight their contribution to the great British high street and Chesterfield is taking part. Words: Paul Chapman Images: Totallylocally


ver 100 towns and thousands of businesses across the UK are joining together to bring you very special £5 offers, to highlight the contribution to the economy that local shops and businesses bring. It is also an opportunity for those businesses to say “Thank you” to their loyal customers who have supported them through the pandemic. And Chesterfield is joining in. The community support for local businesses has been amazing during lockdown, but it is easy to slip back into old shopping habits now that things are returning to normal. So, this is a little nudge to say ‘Our local businesses are still here, we are still serving our community and we appreciate your support. And of course we are great value!”. Fiver Fest is a free to join campaign, devised and run by Totally Locally, a Grass Roots High Street Organisation that has been helping businesses and High Streets to help themselves since 2010 with incredible results.

neighbouring businesses' offers too. Fiver Fest is about everyone working together to promote their town and high street as a whole, instead of individually. If lots of shops have great offers on, the trip to the high street is really worthwhile and fun!' At the time of going to print, many businesses were still thinking about their Fiver Fest offers but those I do know of are shown opposite. Please look out for Fiver Fest posters between the 8 and 22 October when you'll find many more of Chesterfield's Independent businesses taking part. Even if you don't see a poster, you can still show your support by trying out a new independent business and spending a fiver (or more) with them. Happy shopping. www.totallylocally.org www.fiverfest.co.uk

Fiver Fest is based around the now famous Totally Locally £5 message: 'If every adult in Chesterfield spent just £5 per week in their local independent shops and businesses, it would mean £20.4 Million per year going directly into our local economy. Which can lead to more jobs, a better high street, a stronger economy and a nicer place to live. Makes you think doesn’t it ?!' Spending just £5 a week in Chesterfield can make a big difference to our High Streets, the “Fiver Fest” promotes this message. Totally Locally founder Chris Sands said “Over 100 towns from the North of Scotland to the South coast of England now take in Fiver Fest events on a regular basis. It’s a campaign that sees incredible offers from £5 massages, to £5 veg boxes, £5 walking tours, £5 lunch deals, £5 ghost story-telling, £5 axe-throwing session, and even £5 Scottish dance lessons! Independent Business owners are really inventive with their offers, and we encourage them to also promote their Page 6


Steph from Steph's Sustainable Stuff with her Fiver Fest offer back in 2020...seems like an age a go!

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Our Fiver Fest offer will include diamond painting kits, embroidery kits, charm bracelet kits and a limited edition single peg doll kit. Fabulous gifts and stocking fillers for all ages and abilities. 3 West Bars, S40 1AQ

M's Accessories

A choice of a pair of bamboo socks for a fiver or two cards for a fiver. 3 South Street S40 1QX


A toasted tea cake and tea or coffee £5. All day Monday to Friday ONLY, not available Sat or Sun. 12 Steeplegate S40 1SA


A bag of twelfth scale Halloween accessories for a fiver. 1 Irongate S40 1PT


Beauty Treatments for your Jewellery! Choose from - Diamond Dazzle Stick, Jewellery Wipes, Silver Polishing Cloth, Gold Polishing Cloth. £5 each during Fiver Fest. While stocks last & Limited offer. 7 Middle Shambles S40 1PX


Meal deal, a hot drink and cheesecake, for a fiver (normally £6.50) throughout Fiver Fest. Also selected bottles of beer will be 2 for £5. 36 St Mary's Gate S41 7TH



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Call in during Fiver Fest as stock is constantly changing but I'll be offering some great Fiver Fest deals on plants. Market Place S40 1TW







A pair of socks for a Fiver. 14 Burlington Street S40 1RR Call in and enjoy plain garlic bread for a fiver with your meal. 16 Vicar Lane S40 1PY £5 off all bespoke framing orders. see in store for further offers. 7 Falcon Yard S40 1PF


A selection of cards - 3 for £5. A pair of Stud Earrings for £5. 17 Steeplegate S40 1SA


Two packs of ZEISS lens wipes for a fiver. 420 Chatsworth Road S40 3BQ

Three bamboo toothbrushes £5. Three MrCs soaps £5. Market Place S40 1TW First aid kits and a range of ankle, knee, wrist & palm supports etc for a Fiver. Market Place S40 1TW Handmade Chesterfield tote bags for a Fiver. Market Place S40 1TW

stonecraft ornaments Three garden stakes for £5. Market Place S40 1TW

Be sure to check out social media and look out for more Fiver Fest offers between 8 and 22 October.

Offers are correct at time of print and may change, please see individual businesses for details and terms and conditions that may apply.

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Focus on:

Katy Strudwick Words: Ann Grinbergs Images: Katy Strudwick


aty Strudwick is well-known and greatly respected in the local classical music scene as a recital performer, accompanist, flute and piano teacher and ABRSM music examiner. Following her Music Degree at Royal Holloway University in Surrey, Katy has been teaching and performing in and around Chesterfield for 20 years. Her principal instrument is the flute, and she is also an accomplished pianist. During 2020/21 when tuition and live music events were either not allowed or greatly restricted, she took time out to develop a passion for photography.

me moment” for Katy! She reflects “I think I was lucky to have been inspired by both my parents. My Dad is a painter, now living in France. Growing up we had his work and photos on the walls at home – I always thought how cleverly he caught the combinations of colour and subjects. My Mum, who sadly passed away eight years ago, supported my young enthusiasm for seeing through a lens. I clearly recall how she allowed me to drag her out of bed before dawn during our holidays, to accompany me on taking some scenery shots as the sun came up.”

Katy’s stunning images reflect the magic of the Derbyshire landscape which, amazingly, she now mainly captures on her iPhone. Whilst we looked through some of her ever-expanding portfolio, she told me that her interest began when she was quite young. “I remember having a camera as a teenager and the excitement of capturing a moment in time. Of course, using and processing film was a different experience 35 years ago; now we can see our digital pictures immediately!”

Katy’s love of sunrises and sunsets has endured and feature among her collection of images, along with shots of Walton Dam, Linacre, and other Peak District places as well as holiday venues.

Her images are just as she sees them – without any modification, which makes them all the more remarkable and a testament to her eye for a composition. However, this requires considerable patience, perseverance, and a little good luck for the right conditions. She says, “I enjoy getting up early to catch the best light or to see the dew on a web or frost on a leaf before it is disturbed, and the quiet of that time of day is quite special.” She continues “I also love walking in the countryside and was introduced to the Walk 1000 Miles challenge by a friend last year (walk1000miles. co.uk). I completed the virtual Land’s End to John O’Groats challenge – and have continued the habit, usually setting out from my home in Somersall. Photography is the perfect walking companion!” Katy explains “I don’t go out looking for anything specific. My photos are a result of seeing a combination of colours or textures and the right opportunity.” One of her recent shots taken on a walk in Linacre Woods was featured in the national Guardian newspaper and is still a “pinch Page 10

She has been invited to exhibit some of her favourite pictures in Holymoorside on Sunday 9 October, with a preview following a “Sounds & Scenes” Concert on Saturday 8th October. Helped with the choice by husband, Chris and niece Amelie, Katy has selected a number of attractive cards, calendars and mounted pictures to display, discuss and for immediate sale or to order. Sharing the exhibition with Katy’s Photography are: •

Alison Smith – Silver Jewellery,

Barbara Coulam – Recycled Glassware,

Trudy Roe – Experimental Ceramics,

Chesterfield Embroiderers – Decorative Textiles.

The free exhibition is open from 10am to 3pm on Sunday 9 October. Refreshments available throughout and musical interludes by jazz trio “Dream A Little Dream” Sounds & Scenes Concert is on Saturday 8th October 7:30pm. Tickets £8 Both events, promoted by Holymoorside and Walton Arts Society, are at Holymoorside Village Hall. More info: Ann 01246 567118 or info@holymoorsidearts.co.uk


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Business News


nhampered is about supporting Chesterfield's independent businesses. Phase one was the launch of an online directory of Chesterfield’s fabulous independent shops, restaurants, food suppliers and more, the businesses we love, all in one place.

really well received and distributed to founder members, hotels and the tourist information centre.

The Unhampered online directory showcases over 200 local businesses and is a great place for you to seek out the indpendents and support them, but it's also a place that helps visitors to town find the best we have to offer.

We'll be supporting Totally Locally's Fiver Fest through our channels and of course we will personally be trying to partake in as many £5 offers as we can.

We have a number of Founder Members as shown on these pages, please go and visit them; Adorn Jewellers, Bottle & Thyme, Defeye Creative, Ginspired, Ingmans, Libby's, Pizza Pi, Odyssey Greek Restaurant, S40 & S41 Local Magazines,Tallbird Records, The Cafe at Libby's, The Cheese Factor, The Vintage Tea Rooms, and Vanishing Point Records. Over the past few months we've delivered our Unhampered map, featuring a selection of hand picked selection independents. Maps have been

Matt Pritchard Unhampered 07969 740357 Paul Chapman Unhampered 07764 801080

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We're presently working with Chesterfield market traders to produce market specific maps listing the great range of traders we have on the various markets in town.

And with Christmas fast approaching we'll be looking at how we support Chesterfield's Independent businesses through the festive season. Be sure to follow us on our socials and be brave ... step through the door of a small business you've not tried before this week! As always a massive 'thank you' to our founder members, these guys are the ones who have financially supported us through our start up. Until next time.

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Walton Peaks Linden Homes delivering a new quality, community place you can call home. Words: Paul Chapman Image: Linden Homes


inden Homes is close to completing the new development of over a hundred new, energy efficient homes at Walton Peaks on part of the Walton Hospital site on Whitecotes Lane. I caught up with Marketing Manager Jess Sidwell from Linden Homes to see how things were going. “The development has been selling really well,” says Jess. “We only have a few properties left that are due to complete in 2022, it's another success story for people wanting to get onto the property ladder or expand into a stylish larger home.”

Flying High Academy. We gathered up a bundle of building materials and, on the hottest day of the year built a fantastic bug hotel with year three students, the only problem was it was so hot it was installed in a classroom!

The Walton Peaks development consists of two-, three- and four-bedroom homes, semi-detached and detached. The site is a mixture of open market, shared ownership and affordable homes, making an attractive community just over a mile from Chesterfield town centre.

“We have also helped run a Christmas card competition with the school, which was great fun.”

The homes all achieve an energy efficiency rating of B and benefit from double glazing, twozone heating controls and above regulation loft insulation. The finish of the homes focuses on quality with a selection of upgrade packs available. A number of properties have packs preinstalled that include upgraded kitchen appliances, lighting and landscaping that provides for parking for four cars in some of the larger properties. As I type, the properties left include the three-bed ‘Bloomfield’, a three-storey house with integral garage, three beds and three bathrooms. “The space in these properties is fantastic,” explains Jess. “Perhaps a little deceiving from the outside. With living space spread over three floors it allows us to deliver a large kitchen/diner and separate lounge on the first floor, full height floor to ceiling windows in the lounge and a third storey bedroom adds to the appeal and it enjoys the benefit of an integral garage, shower room, WC and bedroom on the ground floor.

As well as local direct engagement with schools, Linden Homes under their other arm of the business, Vistry Partnerships, joined the Chesterfield Champions organisation and have attended Springwell College where they spent some time with year nine and ten Design Technology students. “This was really appreciated by the students,” explains Jess. “We covered everything that happens on one of our developments, starting with initial processes and designs through to the more practical side from digging foundations to the final handover with the new owners. We were also able to provide information about how colleges can get involved with us through apprenticeship schemes.” You can also see Linden Home's logo on local sports teams through sponsorship of Brampton Rovers Under 8's. A little further afield, Bramley Sunnyside U10’s team in Rotherham are sponsored by the Vistry Partnerships side of the business, where the site manager's son plays.

“The three bedroomed ‘Elliot’ is a more traditional build over two floors, but it enjoys a large living room/diner that opens out onto the rear garden.”

If you’re in the market for your first home or moving to a new larger home visit the site on Whitecotes Lane or check out the website for details. If you don’t manage to secure one of the last homes available for 2022, you can sign up to their mailing list for their new releases expected at the end of this year for completion in 2023.

“Linden Homes is always keen to support the local community around our developments and we have loved the project ran with Walton Peaks

T: 01246 641247 E: waltonpeaks@lindenhomes.co.uk lindenhomes.co.uk/WaltonPeaks

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this winter at Walton Peaks this winter at Walton Peaks Over 80% sold Over 80% sold

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Photograph depicts typical Linden Homes exteriors. Price & availability correct at time of going to press. YOUR HOME MAY BE REPOSSESSED IF YOU DO NOT KEEP UP REPAYMENTS ON A MORTGAGE OR ANY OTHER DEBT SECURED ON IT. Photograph depicts typical Linden Homes exteriors. Price & availability correct at time of going to press. YOUR HOME MAY BE REPOSSESSED IF YOU DO NOT KEEP UP REPAYMENTS ON A MORTGAGE OR ANY OTHER DEBT SECURED ON IT.

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There’s Something In the Woodshed Words: Paul Chapman Images: Bolsover Woodlands Enterprise

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olsover Woodlands Enterprise (BWE) is one of those places I love, described on their website as ‘a social enterprise that manages and protects woodlands in Derbyshire. All our team members are adults who have a learning disability.’ A short and simple description, yet the place really is so much more than that. I was introduced to BWE by John King, a fellow tenant at West Studios and past cover artist who is the longest member of the staff team at Bolsover. We were discussing BWE after John read our recent piece on High Ashes Rural Project, so I popped up for a chat. “The project started in 2000, a small Derbyshire Social Services supported environmental project to provide opportunities to adults with learning disabilities to go out with the Derbyshire Ranger Services, to help with pond clearances, hedge cutting, thinning of small trees on old pit sites etc,” explains John. “The guys were using bow saw and hedge cutters to support the rangers and were based on our site at the Business Park in Bolsover. Back then it was a small team with a single funded staff member.” Today the enterprise has a staff of seven people working with 35 team members who spend between one and three days a week working with BWE, depending on their skills and personal requirements. “We have two strands to our work,” says John. “The field team are out and about maintaining woodlands, paths, hedge cutting and general conservation work for a variety of clients including Derbyshire County Council, Bolsover District Council, Parish Councils, local associations, we also work for private individuals that have their own woodlands. “Our team now have skills in operating chainsaws, petrol hedge cutters, petrol brush cutters, a chipping machine, an industrial flailing machine, a portable milling saw, plus others. “We maintain the Five Pits Trail, Peter Fidler Park and Snipe bog which has a meadow, so we cut the grass and rake it aside to stop the long grass depleting the ground of nutrients, to encourage wildflowers to grow. At Peter Fidler Park we thin the woodland areas, to ensure the woodland floor gets enough light which allows the woods to flourish.” There will typically be a works team of up to 13 team members taking on a variety of tasks each day. The staff are Lantra (the National Training Organization for the Land Based Industries) Land and first aid trained to ensure people are working safely and are picking up skills. The project ensures people are able to work safely with the tools available allowing a real mix of skills on site, all year round.

Alongside the field team there are a few people in the workshop working on smaller projects. “This smaller team works with me,” says John. “We make tables, stools and smaller items, door stops, chopping boards, door wedges, cedar blocks as insect repellents and a range of other small wooden products which are sold from the workshop. “Over time the team have built larger items, but we now stick to a range of items the adults can make almost entirely unsupported, I just need to do some of the marking out for them.” BWE produce a range of outdoor products which you’ll see alongside local trails and paths; bench seats, picnic tables etc. installed and dug into the ground to make them attractive, long lasting and unremovable! All of the timber used in projects is from local estates and parklands, any trees used are felled for genuine reasons not just for projects. “For instance, when Sherwood Forest relocated their visitor centre, they had to remove a number of trees which were gifted to us,” says John. “We have a portable sawmill, so if wood is very large, we are able to mill it into planks on site.” I was keen to understand how adults make their way to the project and how it was funded. “We’re linked with various local agencies but operate independently, people come down with their carers to see if the project is right for them. We have a limited number of places and operate a waiting list, demand is high, at present we have just one space. “The project receives some funds from Derbyshire County Council, generates income from contracted work, plus the smaller products are sold through festivals, shows and from the centre” explains John. "We aim to self-generate much of the money needed to run the project and support the team members, as a Social Enterprise all the income we generate is for the benefit of the team members. I was impressed with BWE, the workshop was immaculate! The products for sale include, chopping boards (much cheaper than commercial products, John was keen to highlight), tea light holders which are very popular at events, stools and tables, the handmade stools seemed a real bargain at £49, each one unique and lovingly finished. BWE also have logs and kindling available to collect or for delivery, check out their website for more info and prices. I felt uplifted when I left the project, a small team of staff, a handful of volunteers and some very happy adults. A round of applause for BWE please! bolsoverwoodlands www.bolsoverwoodlands.org

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The Last 9 Miles! With funds of £5.3m secured there are exciting plans for the Chesterfield Canal - the last 9 miles get slightly shorter! Words: Paul Chapman Image: Ian Moorcroft

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hesterfield Canal Trust have recently received £5.3m of funding which comes as part of the Staveley town deal. I’m sitting with Rod Auton from the Canal Trust who’s quite excited to tell me about the developments that will result. As we met the canal had a ‘hands off flow’ notice which was coming to an end. The notice prevents water being taken at St Helena’s flood gate (the start of the waterway) and has an impact on the use of the canal, basically preventing any use on the water. Rod was looking forward to getting the trip boats running again. Rod explained how the funds will be used, "The £5.3m is fantastic news for the area. We will be restoring an extra half mile of canal up to the river Doe Lea. We will be building a new return lock with a 500m siphon pipe which will bring the water to the same level on both the east and west sides of the old Hartington railway bridge. We will also build two new bridges. "The towpath to Renishaw will be upgraded to a multiuser trail and then we are hoping to take this through the Norbriggs Cutting, which is presently a right of way but needs work. These changes will significantly extend the cycle network. "We can start work on designs for a new aqueduct to run the canal over the Doe Lea River which will be a wonderful draw for the crowds, running for 32m and sitting at a height of 10m above the ground." Rod points out that plans have had to be reined in as rising costs mean the funds won’t go as far as originally thought. "There is also £2.2m allocated for Staveley Waterside (aka Staveley Town Basin) secured by DCC. "We recognise that some sections of the current towpath in Chesterfield are narrow and have right angle bends which cause issues with users. Walkers and cyclists will be the first to benefit," says Rod. The trust will continue seeking out funds as things like the aqueduct will be expensive as there is no road access to the site and overhead power lines cross the site. “The first work people will see is drilling to add a new bridge across the Arkwright trail and work to move a vast pile of clay which has been gifted to the trust by Suon Ltd. It is currently at Foxlow to the north side of the basin, Rod was clearly very pleased with

this gift… I must admit to not quite sharing the same excitement for what, to me, is a huge hill that needs to be moved! The Chesterfield Canal is 46 miles in total to the river Trent and there is about 8.5 still to be done, Rod is confident this will all be restored, the group's target year was 2027, but as they never know where funding will come from this is getting a bit close. "With extra funds, we could restore the section from Staveley basin to Spinkhill, but the issue is with maintenance once it’s operative. Who picks up the bill?" questions Rod. "Any new section needs to be subject to a managed agreement, the completion would produce a 7.5 mile stretch from Chesterfield to Renishaw but still wouldn’t connect to the basin at Chesterfield Waterside. "We work with landowners, authorities and agencies, and the support from councillors and the community has been fabulous, but we need to continue the drive." The trust was formed in 1997 arising from the Chesterfield Canal Society formed in 1976 and our volunteer Work Party has worked in Derbyshire every weekend since 1988 plus many weekdays and can show 34 years of effort. "It shows commitment and a long-term future but it’s still difficult to guarantee plans," says Rod. "Work is often slow, we have a moveable rubber dam that inflates with water which allows us to work on 30m sections to identify the leaks at Renishaw and put a liner in the correct place, slow tiresome work." If you fancy a trip on the canal, their trip boats operate from Tapton Lock and Hollingwood Hub where you can enjoy an afternoon tea and of course Christmas will soon be here so look out for their Santa Cruises. You could also just hop on your bike and take a trip out to Rother valley, the first section follows the towpath from just along Brimington Road. I’d just like to say a personal thanks to Rod and the team at the trust. I don’t own a boat or paddle the waters but I’m often cycling along the towpaths as part of a loop around Chesterfield and simply wouldn’t be able to do this without their hard work. Thanks Rod. chesterfield-canal-trust.org.uk @cctrust

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Marcella To Marrakesh


arcella Kirk (Owner of Maison Mes Amis on Chatsworth Road) and Helen Tait Wright are about to embark on the challenge, sorry, challenges of a lifetime to raise much-needed funds for Cancer Research, a charity close to all our hearts. "The challenge is a 2,022km rally across Morocco all-terrain, desert, mountains and ocean," says Marcella. The pair will undertake this test of endurance in Marcella’s trusty old Land Rover, affectionately known as ‘Priscilla.’ A fitting name for a desertbound vehicle! They will traverse mountainous sand dunes across one of the harshest environments on the planet and have eight days to complete the 2,022-kilometre rally. Various mini-challenges have been set along the way including the fastest tyre change and blindfolded navigation. Marcella and Helen are well-aware of the dangers they face in the desert and have been out practicing and preparing for such a monumental challenge and they are enjoying every minute of it. "I didn't scream, I laughed when we went down these huge inclines but that's because I trust her, she is a great driver. After we had been round a few times she said, 'right it's your turn now' and I took Prescilla down some inclines I didn't think I'd do, and I loved it," smiled Marcella. The Rally positively encourages the participation of female only teams, empowering women from all

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over the globe to step out of their comfort zones and grow through adversity. It aims to raise over £20,000 for Cancer Research which Marcella and Helen will contribute to, with the help of our lovely readers of course. "The fact that we can raise a lot of money is a driving force, no pun intended. A lot of rallies are businesses, the aim is usually to make money but this one is 100% to the charities, apart from the expenses, the money raised by you entering the rally goes to charity, that's quite pioneering actually," exclaims Marcella So, how did this all come about I hear you ask? "I went home (to France) for the first time in nearly three years, three weeks ago, for a long overdue catch-up with Helen. We went for dinner catching up with everything she's done, and mentioned that she wasn't sure if she'd got the right navigator and, I'd had a few glasses of wine, and I said I'd come," says Marcella. Helen is no stranger to the desert and has completed several rallies in the past. She will undertake most of the driving whilst Marcella navigates and fixes any mechanical issues that may arise. Understandably, she’s a little nervous. "I don't want to get it wrong; I don't want to get the navigation wrong because she's relying on me. I know she can drive that car and I've never navigated." The team are on the hunt for donations and sponsors to help them on their journey. The QR code will take you to their go fund me page, where all donations are gratefully received. We wish you the best of luck ladies and safe travels.


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'aka Sheffield Beatles' Words: Paul Chapman Images: LUNARCA

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From their first gig to performing at Leeds Festival in five months, we catch up with local band LUNARCA.


ntroducing LUNARCA; a locally based Indie Rock four-piece band, inspired by the 60s their sound is raw and energetic, their influence of the era is showcased in their songs with Beatlesque harmonies and jangly, melodic guitars.

The band is made up of singer Connor Berry, guitarist Elliot Britton, bassist Jasper Elliott and drummer Tom Stafford. As well as the 60s, they also take inspiration from the 90s with bands such as the Stone Roses and Verve. Where did it start? “We all go to the same college,” says Connor. “I was in a rehearsal room in college one day when Elliot walked in, he heard I was a singer and asked if I wanted to help form a band. Jasper joined shortly after when we saw him perform at a gig, and Tom we found on social media. The name LUNARCA came randomly months prior to forming the band, I came up with it in case I ever joined a band." “It was strange going from my bedroom to a stage, it was new to me,” explains Connor. “The others had all been in bands before, all I’d done was acoustic gigs by myself, the first gigs were quite small which allowed me to develop confidence on stage. Now I enjoy being on stage, ask me to dance at a wedding and there’s no chance but stick a guitar in my hands and I’m ready to perform!” Describe your sound. It’s got elements of 60s rock, think The Beatles and The Who, but at the same token has a psychedelic 90s groove to it. A combination of the Stone Roses and the Verve. It’s a pretty unique sound” says Connor. “Jasper’s music taste is different to mine and Elliot’s. He’s into Mac Demarco, Blur

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Music and Reef. Which is why I think our sound is so original, because our music taste is so diverse. It shouldn’t really work, but it does.”

music scene, so we’re trying our best to make a name for ourselves there as we love it so much." Ed: An opportunity for someone perhaps?

“My Dad was an Elvis fan and I’ve picked up on the love of the Beatles, I’m a massive fan of their more psychedelic tracks from Revolver and Magical Mystery Tour."

The band have been recording at Yellow Arch Studios in Sheffield and their single ‘Runaway’ is due for release on 23 September, scan QR code below.

How does the band work creatively? "We work together, I’ll bring a finished song to the rest of the lads on my acoustic guitar, and then they’ll pretty much just play it back on the spot, but add all sorts of different elements. And it’s the same with whoever brings a song to the table as we all write. It really is a massive team effort, we all have a vision of what we want a song to sound like but we don’t normally plan what we’re going to do, it just happens.”

You can hear LUNARCA live at Sidney & Matilda in Sheffield on the 17 September, 21 October at Sidney & Matilda supporting The Haciendas and on 29 October at the Blue Note in Derby supporting The Public Eye. Tickets are available on their social media pages below. lunarcaband

‘LUNARCA’s first gig was at Sidney & Matilda in Sheffield on 2 March 2022’ Connor adds “It’s pretty mental to see how far we’ve come in less than 5 months, the even crazier part is that we’re performing at this year's Leeds Festival, so in five months we’ve gone from doing our first ever gig to performing at one of the biggest festivals in the world.” “We’re starting to see audience members singing along with the lyrics which is fab, people bring their friends, and our audience is growing. “We recently had two girls do a three-hour drive to see us at a festival in the Peace Gardens, they’d found us on social media and wanted to see us live which was just crazy.” Give me a few fave tracks, bands you’re listening to now and a summertime track. “This changes so much depending on my mood. ‘The Word’ by The Beatles, ‘Life on Mars’ by David Bowie, these match my mood today. "For my summertime track I’ll offer up The Beatles ‘I Saw Her Standing There’, it’s one of my favourite songs.” So, is there a plan? “I have a massive plan, and we all have visions of where we’re wanting to go. I’m constantly booking us for gigs, talking to people within the industry and getting our name out on social media, I seem to have become the band manager which is quite a fun role. Next year, we’re hoping to make an appearance at some festivals, YNOT is one of our goals and so is Tramlines as we would be representing Sheffield. “There aren’t many music venues in Chesterfield unfortunately. We’ve played at The County Music Bar quite a few times and have always enjoyed gigging there, but Sheffield is notorious for its Page 36


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Energy Saving Easy ways to cut energy costs and carbon Words & Images: Transition Chesterfield


t's unlikely that you've not heard about rising costs, in particular our energy prices are set to nearly treble. Here are some changes we can all make taken from a flyer produced by Transition Chesterfield.

Start Here - simple, low cost things

Did you know?

Turn down the thermostat by 1 degree, put on a jumper and, if it feels ok, turn it down 1 more degree but PLEASE STAY WARM.

*Heating is the biggest part of a typical energy bill.

The potential annual cost savings associated with simple changes are shown below. Turn down the thermostat by 1 degree


Take a 4 minute shower


Use a chimney draught excluder


Avoid using a tumble drier


Draught proof gaps


Insulate your hot water cylinder


Wash laundry at 30 degrees


Turn off unused lights Don't overfill your kettle

£20 £11

Source: Energy Saving Trust based on potential savings at April 2022

Other simple energy saving measures: • Use a timer on your thermostat to schedule heating. It wastes energy to heat an empty house! • Warm the 'core' of the house only and keep unused rooms cooler by shutting the doors and turning the radiators off or low until warmth is needed. • Put up thick curtains or use thermal curtain linings, including over external doors. • Avoid long curtains which cover the radiators. Close all curtains at dusk. • Use cellular (thermal) blinds fitted close to the window as well as curtains. • Put reflector foil behind radiators on external walls to reflect warmth back into the room and fit a shelf over the radiator to divert rising heat from the window. Page 38

*It’s better to turn off the heating when not in the house than to leave the heating on low all day. *Switching a light on and off is better than leaving it on. *Home heating accounts for more than a ¼ of Chesterfield’s carbon.

• Bleed your radiators and service your boiler for greater efficiency. • Lag hot water pipes. • Reduce the flow temperature of your gas condensing boiler and save 6-8% on heating costs (see website for how to do this). • Use LED light bulbs. • Switch appliances off when not using. • Have an external letter box rather than a hole in the door that lets heat escape. • Turn the oven off 5 minutes before food is ready and just leave in for the final bit. • Fill any gaps in the freezer with cardboard boxes or newspaper.


• Insulate your loft with 270mm insulation (save up to £580/year for a detached house with no insulation).


£1,971 £1,277

Average energy bills (£)

• Replace single glazed windows and doors with double or triple glazing.

• Install solar panels to generate electricity (save £475/year).



• Get cavity walls insulated or solid walls externally insulated.

Other options - significant cost



• Install thermostatic radiator valves and turn them up and down regularly as appropriate (save £130/year). • Insulate ground level floors and fill gaps between floorboards using specialist sealant.


Source: Moneysavingexpert.com

Next steps - things that cost more

Heat Loss

• Consider an air source heat pump for well insulated homes. If you are worried about your energy bills, call 0800 677 1332 for free impartial advice from the Warmer Derby and Derbyshire service. Find out if you are eligible for financial help with money off energy bills or a home visit for more advice. Visit the free home energy exhibition in Chesterfield Market on Saturday 1 October from 10am to 5pm. Transition Chesterfield would love to hear your feedback. If you tried any of these or have other suggestions, please contact energy@ transitionchesterfield.org.uk or our facebook page FB: TransitionChesterfield More information on home energy saving can be found at:

Heating is half the average energy bill. Here is where the heat is lost. Insulate to save energy. Some energy suppliers offer free insulation to eligible households.


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Unbroken Solutions

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Words: Transition Chesterfield Image: Mark A Phillips

Words: Transition Chesterfield Image: Mark A Phillips

‘unbroken.solutions’ explores the impact and responses to the environmental damage from our electrical and electronic waste. The project explores responses from multiple perspectives. It covers countries where a repair culture still exists, to countries creating city-wide solutions, to communities and volunteer groups creating local responses and the independent repairers. Underpinning all of this are those who seek to change the laws and regulations to give us all the ‘right to repair’. Unbroken Solutions is the brain child of critically accliamed photographer Mark A Phillips. His photography is largely focussed on ‘constructive’ stories about people and groups taking action to address societal problems; with an emphasis on the environment and sustainability. His current projects focus on the importance of repair and reuse as a response to waste and creating a sustainable future. He originally studied engineering, has a PhD researching innovation and social ecosystems, developing multi-perspective approaches to understanding emerging and complex systems. That research now informs his photography projects. His work has been published online and in print in various major newspapers and magazines and shown at exhibitions in the UK, Europe and USA. Unbroken Solutions exhibits in Chesterfield this autumn: Exhibiting at: Unit 23, Middle Pavements Shopping Centre, Chesterfield From: 21 August until 29 October 2022 on various days at select times. To view the dates and times please see facebook. TransitionChesterfield

Do you have something that needs fixing, want help with sorting it out? Or maybe you currently already know how to fix things and would like to help others learn how to do so? Questions or more details please email: repairs@transitionchesterfield.org.uk All these things happen at a Transition Chesterfield Repair Café – and the Café means exactly that: we serve refreshments too! Transition Chesterfield runs the Repair Café. Repairing broken or damaged items can save time and money! Items can be put back into use and given an extended lifespan. This way we also send less waste to landfill and use up fewer resources when replacement items don’t need to be bought. Watching and, where possible, taking part in a repair helps you develop your skills and become more confident in repairing damaged items yourself. Less waste! Less pollution! Less money! Advising on how best to use your belongings, particularly electronic devices, can mean you take full advantage of all their options and services, thus saving you time and effort. Our fixers can often show you how to maintain your items so they last longer. We also advise on how to dispose of them when they cannot be repaired. Chesterfield Repair Café was started in 2016 and moved to its current regular premises at: Chesterfield Baptist Church Cross Street S40 4ST Events are held on the third Saturday of the month, 10am to 12.30pm. Contact: repairs@transitionchesterfield.org.uk www.transitionchesterfield.org.uk/repaircafe

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Out & About

Shop In Style at the Chesterfield 1940s Market Words& Images: CBC

Residents and visitors to Chesterfield can enjoy themselves during half term as the annual 1940s market returns for 2022. Taking place on Thursday 27 October between 10am and 4pm, visitors can enjoy 40s music, entertainment, exhibits and meet the stall holders in period dress. Kalamazoo dance band will once again be back by popular demand performing throughout the day in New Square. Be sure to bring your dancing shoes and join in the fun! The weekly flea market will take place in the market place with traders in 1940s costume. There will be a competition for the best dressed stall and visitors are encouraged to get into the 40s spirit by dressing in period costumes. Entertainment includes an escape artist and a variety of 1940s singers located around the town centre. There will also be a display of classic cars, a vintage fire engine and displays about the Land Army and 1940s mining. Chesterfield Museum staff will also be attending in 1940s costume with handling objects from their WW2 education box and explanations on how rationing operated. More activities and entertainers are still being confirmed, find out more about the event by visiting: www.visitchesterfield.info/40s The 1940’s Market is a free event that aims to bring more visitors and shoppers to the town centre to support local businesses and market traders.

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Chesterfield 1940s market Thursday 27 October 10am to 4pm Browse the stalls at one of the largest flea markets in the country with traders in 1940s dress, entertainment includes live music, exhibits and displays from the wartime era. 01246 345777 www.visitchesterfield.info/40s

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Brookfield News


The Results Are in! Words: Press Release Brookfield students achieve outstanding GCSE results! In the first set of actual examinations since 2019, students at Brookfield Community School have achieved impressive results in their GCSE examinations. Over 60% of students achieved a 'strong pass' (grade 5 or above) in both Maths and English, while almost 80% achieved a standard pass (grade 4 and above) in both. Results at Brookfield, which is part of Redhill Academy Trust, have improved significantly since 2019. The Attainment 8 measure, which shows the average grade every student received in all subjects, has increased to 5.4 (from 4.7 in 2019). Headteacher, Keith Hirst, stated: 'These results are a testament to the hard work of students, staff and parents, not just over the past two years, but over the past five years. Students have had to deal with an incredible amount of disruption since they started their courses. The way they applied themselves this year has been impressive and they deserve enormous credit for their results.’ The school is keen to acknowledge many examples of excellent individual performance. For example, Bethany Renshaw, Miranda Preston, Sylvie Kurcewicz and Lily Essler all achieved over five Grade 9s in their subjects. Congratulations to students receiving their results and for their fantastic commitment and hard work. Brookfield students celebrate their A Level success together There was a great buzz of support and positivity in the Main Hall at Brookfield Community School as students and staff came together for A Level Results Day. It was so lovely to see all our students actually being able to collect their results after a challenging and anxious time for everyone involved. Students are celebrating an excellent set of A Level grades. Performance at Brookfield, part of the Redhill Academy Trust, has improved significantly since 2019, the last time actual A Level examinations were sat. The A* - A pass rate increased from 20.2% to 25.3%. A* - B improved from 47% to 51% and average point score per subject increased from 32.8 to 35. Headteacher, Page 44

Mr Keith Hirst, praised students and staff for their hard work and commitment over the past two years and stated that the results were extremely strong. Head of Sixth Form, Mrs Helen Dafforne said “We are extremely proud of our Year 13 students for their tremendous resilience, positivity and resolve. It has been a pleasure to support them through this very difficult time. Whilst they were denied the opportunity to sit their GCSE exams, they have remained focused and level-headed in their journey to completing their A Level exams. They leave Brookfield now to go and take their place in the world as confident young adults and we wish them all the very best for the future”. Special recognition for their academic achievements goes to: Stuart Ames achieved A, A*, A in Economics, Geography and History and goes on to study American History at Nottingham University Kate Anderson achieved A, A, A in Drama, English Language and Psychology and goes on to study Musical Theatre at the University of Chichester Olivia Asher achieved A*, A, A* in History, Mathematics and Spanish and goes on to study Law at Newcastle University Oliver Barnett achieved A*, A*, A* in Biology, Geography and Mathematics and goes on to study Accounts & Finance at the University of Warwick Emma Baron achieved A, A*, A* in Biology, Psychology and PE and will be taking a gap year Faye Bramley achieved A*, A, A* in English Literature, French and History and goes on to study Sociology at Sheffield University Nathan Dave achieved A, A, A in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics and goes on to study Actuarial Maths at the University of Liverpool Sam Kitchen achieved A, A, A in English Language, Geography and Politics and goes on to study Politics & Film Studies at the University of Liverpool Joel Thacker achieved A*, A*, A* in Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Physics and goes on to study Maths at Oxford University Alice Woodcock achieved A, A, A*, A* in Biology, Chemistry, Psychology and Extended Project Qualification and goes on to study Pharmacy at Newcastle University Will Wylde achieved A*, A*, A*, A* in Product Design, Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Physics and will be taking a gap year


Images top to bottom show; Hannah Fagan & Mrs Dafforne; Deputy Headteacher, Mr Cronin and Mackenzie Hodson; Alice Woodcock, Amy Weatherhead & Faye Bramley all clearly happy with their results.

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Stanford Way Play Park Many of you may know that, thanks to the generosity of the local community contributing to the Justgiving page and the success of the Jubilee Event at Maggie May’s, the target amount of £5,000 was reached, meaning that we can begin the necessary talks with the council, play park manufacturers and most importantly apply for the other 90% needed through funding. As part of the application process, we, as a community need to provide evidence of support from local residents. These can be in the form of emails, Facebook messages or Posts or even handwritten letters.

have memories of the park growing up and wish to state your desire to see it remain in use for many more years for your children and grandchildren. However, whatever you write will greatly help. We really do need YOU to help us save our park. With our thanks in advance, The Stanford Play Park Committee (below). For further info: please see Facebook: FOSWPP - Friends of Stanford Way Play Park

Emails to friendsofstanfordwayplaypark@ hotmail.com please. Letters can be dropped in to Chris @19 Stanford Way, Chesterfield S41 7NH. The messages/letters do not have to be long and wordy, but simply voice your support for saving the park and installing new equipment. You could mention the current state of the park and the desperate need for refurbishment. Maybe you

Local University Opens Its Doors To Breastfeeding Families! The University of Derby in Chesterfield is opening their doors and offering a FREE friendly breastfeeding support group. The drop-in sessions will run from the 15 September on the first and third Thursday of the month, between 10:30am and 12pm at the Chesterfield, St Helena campus. Whether you are expecting a child, are new to parenting, or are further down your parenting journey - all are welcome! The group will be led by experienced breastfeeding supporters, who are trained and supervised by Breastfeeding Network Derbyshire. They will provide non-judgemental support and information for families attending the group. “It’s great that the Community Chesterfield Project has enabled us to work with the University of Derby in this way,” says Alexandra Dilkes from Breastfeeding Network Derbyshire. “It’s a wonderful venue, centrally located and easy to get to.” Free refreshments will be provided, as well as a selection of toys to entertain the little ones! There is plenty of public parking available within a two minute walk of the venue but none on Campus. Page 46

“I am so glad that we were able to bring Breastfeeding Network Derbyshire back to the University of Derby in Chesterfield, they make such a big difference to parents - particularly in the early days of being a parent. It’s thanks to the University that we have been able to offer the group such a fantastic venue,” says Jennifer Raschbauer from Community Chesterfield. Over the last two years, local volunteers from Breastfeeding Network Derbyshire, known as Feeding Together Bolsover and Chesterfield, haven’t let the pandemic stop them supporting families. They have been providing remote support and running regular ‘Parent in the Park’ walks at Poolsbrook Country Park. The organisation will also be running sessions at Staveley Healthy Living Centre and Bolsover Children’s Centre. To find out what exciting things they’ve got coming up, check out their Facebook pages. @Bolsoverbfgroup @bfnderbyshire


Investing In Friendship Press Release: Derbyshire Peak Oddfellows As living costs continue to rise, local friendship group, Derbyshire Peak Oddfellows, is urging residents to not cut back on socialising. The not-for-profit group has 300 local members, many older or retired, and is becoming increasingly concerned about the impact any reduced social contact might be having on people’s mental health and wellbeing, lessons learnt from the Pandemic. Oddfellows Social Organiser, Trudy Ford, says; “When you’re stretched financially, you’ve no choice but to look at how you can spend less. “We want to remind people that socialising doesn’t need to be expensive. It’s not where you get together that matters, simply that you’re doing it. “We saw the effect spending less time in the company of others had on our members during the pandemic and we need to make sure that as we face another difficult time we stay in touch.” To celebrate national Friendship Month this September, Derbyshire Peak Oddfellows is holding several inexpensive taster events, specifically designed to make newcomers feel at ease and give residents the chance to experience the supportive benefits of joining a friendship group. Up and coming events include; a ‘Petanque and Picnic’ event, on Monday 12 Sept. at Eastwood Park, Hasland at 11am - free of charge, just bring a picnic - and a lunch, at The Hurt Arms, Derby Road, Ambergate at 12.30pm on Monday 26 Sept where you simply pay for your food. “Nobody should be without company if they want it,” added Trudy. “If you’re finding it difficult to socialise in later life, or you’d like to build or extend your friendship circle, groups such as ours are a great way to meet like-minded people locally. We’d love to see you.”

Research undertaken by the Oddfellows showed that those aged 60-plus in the UK have on average four close friends, with three percent saying they don’t have any. Nine out of 10 (87 percent) agreed that friends improved the quality of their life. The August 2022 study also revealed how 68 percent of over-60s felt they could rely on their friends in times of need, with 65 percent agreeing that friends help them to get through difficult times. Dr Jennifer Wild, an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology at Oxford University and friend of the Oddfellows, describes friends as ‘precious protectors’, and something you can never put a price on. “Friendship is a wonderful thing," she said. "Spending time with people who share our values and beliefs can be motivating, and laughter with friends is proven to improve our mood. “But friendship goes much deeper than that. The support that good friends provides can also be protective. Those with close companions are less likely to suffer from depression. Friends offer perspectives more compassionate than our own, helping to interrupt self-critical thinking and improve our problem-solving skills.” As well as regular social events, members of Derbyshire Peak Oddfellows can access financial benefits and welfare support, with a dedicated care helpline, citizens advice team, and a travel club. Oddfellows membership costs from £25 a year. If you're interested in attending an Oddfellows Friendship Month taster event, or to receive a free events pack, call Trudy Ford on 01246 273076 or 07900 184696 or e: trudy.ford@oddfellows.co.uk Further event and online open day details can be found at www.friendshipmonth.com, as well as a competition to win one of two Champagne afternoon tea gift boxes. For Dr Wild’s series of friendship advice blogs: www.oddfellows.co.uk/news.

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Chesterfield Gilbert & Sullivan Society Presents a Concert Performance with Orchestra

rial by Jury &

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SEPTEMBER Sat 10 to Sun 18: Canal Walking Festival The fourth Chesterfield Canal Walking Festival will see 40 walks on offer varying from a couple of miles to the full 46 miles of the canal over three consecutive days. Walks must be booked in advance. See chesterfield-canal-trust.org.uk Mon 12: NEDIAS Lecture “What did the Strutts do for us?” A talk by Peter Dunkerley. 7:30pm @ St Thomas Centre. Call Cliff on 01246 234212. All welcome, non-members £3. Thu 15: Ed Gamble - Electric Award winning comedian Ed Gamble extends his brand-new stand-up tour Electric 8pm @The Winding Wheel. Tickets: £15 from chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

Fri 16: The Willows Dawn’s Story An award-nominated short film spotlighting the impact of domestic abuse in rural areas. ruralactionderbyshire.org.uk 1:30pm @ Ritz Cinema, 76B King St, Belper DE56 1Q

Tue 20: Pomegranate Youth Theatre Gekkota Arts - Drama @7 to 8pm. Comedy Impro @8 to 9pm. West Studios, Sheffield Road S41 7LL. Check out our Website for more info www.pomytheatre.co.uk

Sat 17: Free Lunchtime Concert Chesterfield Unitarian Chapel, Elder Way 11.45am to 12.30pm. Vocal music with Cantiamo directed by Andrew Marples. Doors open 11:15am.

Tue 20: Poetry Therapy Workshop Book a place on a free poetry therapy workshop. 10am to midday at Loundsley Green Community Centre. T: 01246 380415 or e: mail@tinnitussupport.org.uk

Sat 17: Lunarca Local band Lunarca play at Sidney & Matlida in Sheffield. See FB: lunarcaband

Thu 22: Maisie Adam - Buzzed Fresh from Live at The Apollo, Mock The Week, and The Last Leg, Best Newcomer nominee Maisie Adam is back with a brand new show for 2022, ‘Buzzed’ 8pm @ The Winding Wheel. Tickets: £18 from chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

Sun 18: Sir Joseph Paxton (Reenactor) 11am to 4pm @ Revolution House, Old Whittington. Learn more about his life as a gardener, architect and engineer as well as his connection to Chatsworth, plus handson activity for children. Mon 19: The Holywell Street excavations A talk by Tristan Glover from York Archaeology. St Thomas Centre 7:30pm Members free. Visitors £3. Refreshments. Tue 20: WEA Yoga Online Rachel Bayliss runs a course starting Tue 20 Sept @ 9:15am online via Zoom. See wea.org.uk or T: 0300 303 3464. Ref. C2347621. You may be eligible for a free course if you receive certain benefits.

Fri 23: WEA Yoga Rachel Bayliss course starting Fri 23 Sept @9:45am at Friends Meeting House, 27 Ashgate Road, S40 4AG. See wea.org.uk or T: 0300 303 3464. Ref. C2347628. Complete beginners welcome & you may be eligible for a free course if you receive certain benefits. Sat 24: Chesterfield RSPB Field Trip – RSPB Old Moor Reserve Meet 10am. T: 01246 201663 for details.


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Celebrating 50 Years Chesterfield Gilbert and Sullivan Society Words & Images: Peter Smith

this landmark because many towns have lost their Gilbert and Sullivan Societies. For us still to be around is great, although it is getting harder each year to attract the audiences and to find new members." The group, like many choirs, has come through difficult times recently due to problems with Covid 19, but is determined to celebrate their half century this year with concert performances of 'HMS Pinafore' and 'Trial by Jury' at Chesterfield's Rose Theatre. Performances take place on Friday 21 October 7:30pm and Saturday 22 October 2:30pm and 7:30pm at Rose Theatre, Rose Hill, Chesterfield S40 1LW.

The Chesterfield Gilbert & Sullivan Society 1972

Few singers can enjoy such a long career as Valerie Crick, who has marked her 51 years as a founder member of the Chesterfield Gilbert and Sullivan Society which was formed in 1971 at Central Methodist rehearsal rooms, Saltergate. The Society had around 40 members back then and more recently gained a reputation for excellent productions of the Savoy Operas at The Pomegranate Theatre. Elizabeth Jepson, herself a member of the group for nearly 50 years said: "It has been a remarkable achievement to reach

Performances will be accompanied by a small orchestra including Chris Flint (piano) and conducted by Musical Director, Adam Green. Tickets (£15) are available from the theatre or through chesterfieldgs.co.uk. Early booking discount, £3, is available until 18th September.

The Chesterfield Gilbert & Sullivan Society 2022

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HOLYMOORSIDE FILM 2022 Downton Abbey: A New Era Crawley family capers in France Wednesday 5th October 2.30pm

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E: info@holymoorsidearts.co.uk T: 01246 567118 or 01246 861997 Sat 24: Free Lunchtime Concert Chesterfield library (Theatre) 11:45am to 12:30pm. Choral music with Musicwork Vocal Ensemble directed by Andrew Marples. Pre-concert music provided by Stephen Clarke (Jazz piano) from 11am. Sun 25: Artisan Market New Square Chesterfield 10am start. See themarketco.co.uk for details. Sun 26: Gospel Hour Service Refreshments after. All welcome. 5pm at the Christadelphian Church, 19a Sheffield Road, Chesterfield S41 7LR. Tue 27: Pomegranate Youth Theatre Nano Chameleons @4:30 to 5:30pm. West Studios, Sheffield Road S41 7LL. Check out our Website for more info www. pomytheatre.co.uk Wed 28: In the Footsteps of Elephants Saba Douglas-Hamilton. From warring tribes to ivory poachers, conservationist and elephant expert, Saba Douglas-Hamilton, takes you on a wild and precipitous journey, sharing trials and triumphs to save a single species - the African elephant. Tickets: Chesterfield Tourist Info Centre.

OCTOBER Sat 1: Free Home Energy Exhibition Find out about ways to help reduce your energy bills from Transition Chesterfield. transitionchesterfield.org.uk Sat 1: Free Lunchtime Concert Chesterfield library (Theatre) 11:45am to 12:30pm. Violin and Cello Duo recital by Lucy Phillips and Jonny Ingall. Pre-concert music provided by Dream a Little Dream (Jazz trio) from 11am. Sun 2: Vegan Market 10am to 4pm in Chesterfield Market Place, New Square.

Mon 3: Chesterfield RSPB Lecture - TBC 7:15pm @St Thomas’ Centre, Chatsworth Road, S40 3AW. Admission is open to all, members £4; non-members £5. Refreshments. T: 01246 201663. Tue 4: Mellors & Kirk Valuation Day St Thomas’ Centre, Chatsworth Rd S40 3AW. Wed 5: Holymoorside Film – Downton Abbey: A New Era Crawley family capers in France. 2:30pm @Holymoorside Village Hall. E: info@ holymoorsidearts.co.uk or T: 01246 567118. Fri 7: Mellors & Kirk Valuation Day Dronfield Hall Barn, High Street, Dronfield S18 1PX. Sat 8 to Sun 22: Fiver Fest Chesterfield Look out for a range of £5 offers across Chesterfield’s independent business. See article. Sat 8: Chesterfield Cats Protection Holymoorside Bazaar Village Hall, Holymoorside Road. 10am to 1pm. Free entry, refreshments, cakes & sandwiches, tombola, raffle, CP merchandise, cat gifts, wildlife gifts inc bug houses, wildflower seeds etc, games, bargains galore! T: 07392 864163. Sat 8: Katy Strudwick - Sounds & Scenes A concert of music and songs to preview her photographic work. Tickets £8. info@ holymoorsidearts.co.uk or T: 01246 567118. See advert. Sun 9: Chesterfield Record Fair 9am to 3pm in the Market Place, Chesterfield. See facebook @aarecordfairs Sun 9: Harvest Thanksgiving Service & Supper All welcome. 5pm @Chesterfield Christadelphian Church, Sheffield Road. See advert.

Sun 9: Free Exhibition An exhibition from local artists in the Holymoorside Village Hall from 10am to 3pm. Refreshments and music provided by Dream a Little Dream, Jazz trio. info@ holymoorsidearts.co.uk or T: 01246 567118. See advert. Mon 10: NEDIAS Lecture “The Ashover Light Railway” A talk by Richard Booth. 7:30pm @ St Thomas Centre. Call Cliff on 01246 234212. All welcome, non-members £3. Wed 12: Chesterfield RSPB Walk - Ogston 10am meet. Call 01246 201663 for details. Sat 15: International Repair Day Repair Events run by the Chesterfield Repair Café. See article. Sat 15: Free Lunchtime Concert Chesterfield library (Theatre) 11:45am to 12:30pm. Choral music with Minerva (ladies chorus). Pre-concert music provided by Dream a Little Dream (Jazz trio) from 11am. Sat 15: Mrs Cackle and the Pumpkin who needed a Face Pomegranate Youth Theatre storytelling. Adam’s Happy Hen’s, Barlow Road, Chesterfield S42 7BN. Watch FB & IG for ticket info. Also on Sat 22 Oct. Sat 15: Churches Together in Chesterfield Songs of Praise Central Methodist Church, Saltergate at 3pm. Come and enjoy varied music, up to the minute news and heart-warming stories - bringing together much of the Christian community. Sun 16: Chesterfield 10K Redbrik Foundation 10K. Starting from Queen’s Park at 10am. See chesterfield10k.com for joining details.

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What's On Welcome to our Harvest Thanksgiving Service and Supper Sunday 9th October 5pm The Christadelphian Church 19a Sheffield Road Chesterfield Sale of fresh produce in aid of the Chesterfield Foodbank Mon 17: 100 Years of Chesterfield Music A talk by David McPhie. An illustrated overview of every genre of music in town over the years. St Thomas Centre 7:30pm Members free. Visitors £3. Refreshments.

Sat 22: Free Lunchtime Concert Chesterfield Unitarian Chapel, Elder Way 11:45am to 12:30pm. Piano duets with David Mayo-Braiden & Andrew Marples. Doors open 11:15am.

Thu 27: Chesterfield Art Club Exhibition 10am to 4pm @Grace Chapel, 89 New Square, Market Place, S40 1PH. In conjunction with Chesterfield 1940s Market & Street Entertainment. T: 01246 237291

Tue 18: Improv on Elm Street - A Halloween Spooktachularaaaaagh! 7 to 9pm @Gekkota Arts, Studio Theatre, West Studios, Sheffield Road S41 7LL. Tickets £6 and £4.Tickets from Check out www.weststudios.co.uk

Sun 23: Mencap Superhero 2.5K & 5k Join the fun and wear your best superhero costume. Walks and activities. 11am to 3pm at Queen’s Park, Chesterfield S40 2ND. Registration £10. See advert. Mencap.org.uk/chesterfield

Sat 29: Free Lunchtime Concert Chesterfield library (Theatre) 11:45am to 12:30pm. Jazz session with the Wendy Kirkland Quartet. Doors open at 11:15am.

Fri 21: Lunarca Local band Lunarca play at Sidney & Matlida in Sheffield. See FB: lunarcaband

Mon 24: Mrs Cackle and the Pumpkin who needed a Face Pomegranate Youth Theatre storytelling. Tony Town, 5 Tallys End, Barlborough, Chesterfield S43 4WP. Watch FB & IG for ticket info. Also on Tue 25, Thu 27 & Fri 28 Oct.

Fri 21: HMS Pinafore & Trial by Jury Chesterfield Gilbert & Sullivan Society perform @7:30pm at Rose Hill Theatre, Chesterfield. Tickest £15 from chesterfieldgs.co.uk Sat 22: Chesterfield RSPB Field Trip Attenborough NWT Reserve 10am meet. Call 01246 201663 for details. Sat 22: HMS Pinafore & Trial by Jury Chesterfield Gilbert & Sullivan Society perform @2:30pm & 7:30pm at Rose Hill Theatre, Chesterfield. Tickest £15 from chesterfieldgs.co.uk

Thu 27: 1940s Market Fans of all things vintage will welcome news that the flagship 1940s Market is also confirmed for 2022 – with crowds expected to don period dress and flock to town. The event is a highlight in the national calendar for fans of this era and is held on a Thursday to tie in with Chesterfield’s muchloved Flea Market.

Sat 29: Lunarca Local band Lunarca play at the Blue Note in Derby supporting The Public Eye. See FB: lunarcaband Sun 30: Artisan Market New Square Chesterfield 10am start. See themarketco.co.uk for details.

NOVEMBER Wed 2: Holymoorside Film - Phantom of The Open British golf competition comedy. 2:30pm @Holymoorside Village Hall. E: info@ holymoorsidearts.co.uk or T: 01246 567118. Sun 6: Vegan Market 10am to 4pm in Chesterfield Market Place, New Square.

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What's On Mon 7: Chesterfield RSPB Lecture - My Word on Springwatch Speaker Jack Badaams. 7:15pm @St Thomas’ Centre, Chatsworth Road, S40 3AW. Admission is open to all, members £4; non-members £5. Refreshments. T: 01246 201663. Wed 9: Chesterfield RSPB Walk - Carr Vale DWT Reserve 10am meet. Call 01246 201663 for details. Sun 13: Chesterfield Record Fair 9am to 3pm in the Market Place, Chesterfield. See facebook @aarecordfairs Mon 14: NEDIAS Lecture “The Ecclesbourne Valley Railway - a remarkable story” A talk by Eric Boulton. 7:30pm @ St Thomas Centre. Call Cliff on 01246 234212. All welcome, non-members £3. Sat 19: Chesterfield RSPB Field Trip Blacktoft Sands RSPB Reserve 10am meet. Call 01246 201663 for details.

Sat 19: Mozart’s Requiem Chesterfield Co-operative Choral Society perform Robert Levin's completion of Mozart's last great masterpiece. Plus Haydn's Te Deum and Mozart's Exultate Jubilate. 7:30pm @St Thomas’ Church, Brampton. Tickets £15, £12 & £8 from www.chesterfieldchoir.com. Discount for early booking before 30th Sept - use code REQUIEM Sun 20: Christmas Lights Switch On Looking toward the festive season, the traditional Christmas Lights Switch on in the town centre – and if people want to get their festive celebrations organised already, early-bird tickets for this year’s pantomime, Sleeping Beauty, are now on sale at www. chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk (the show runs from Tuesday 6 December to Tuesday 3 January 2023). Mon 21: French Prisoners of War A talk by Marjorie Dunn. French prisoners of war were paroled in Chesterfield between 1803 and 1814. St Thomas Centre 7:30pm Members free. Visitors £3. Refreshments.

Sun 27: Artisan Market New Square Chesterfield 10am start. See themarketco.co.uk for details. Sun 27: Holymoorside Film – The Duke Taxi driver steals famous painting. 2:30pm @Holymoorside Village Hall. E: info@ holymoorsidearts.co.uk or T: 01246 567118.

DECEMBER Sun 4: Vegan Market 10am to 4pm in Chesterfield Market Place, New Square. Mon 5: Chesterfield RSPB Lecture – The Ascent of Birds Speaker Prof John Reilly. 7:15pm @St Thomas’ Centre, Chatsworth Road, S40 3AW. Admission is open to all, members £4; non-members £5. Refreshments. T: 01246 201663. Wed 7: Chesterfield RSPB Field Trip Carsington 10am meet. Call 01246 201663 for details.

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TUESDAY ZUMBA GOLD Low impact exercise to music. Suitable for older exercisers. Tuesday and Thursday, 10 am and 11am both days. Chester Street Club. For details call Jen on 07757 726239. THE CUTTHORPE ART GROUP Weekly meetings 10am to 12 noon @Cutthorpe Village Hall. Come along & enjoy a relaxing morning. Call Wendy 07305 461604. HOLME HALL: LET'S WALK TOGETHER! Friendly group walks lasting 30 to 60 mins at a gentle pace, followed by a chat and a drink if you wish. Fortnightly from 27 Sep. Meet 10:30am @Holme Hall Community Hub at 41 Mercaston Close S40 4UE. T: 01246 498080 or mail@ holmehallunite.co.uk

TAI CHI CLASS 10:30 to 11:45am @The Parish Centre Stonegravels. £2 per week. Call Veronica to book: 01246 237526. KEEP FIT CLASS FOR MATURE MOVERS 2 to 3pm @ Rosehill Church Hall Chesterfield Studios, Soresby St. Ideal for leading a more active lifestyle in a friendly group whilst exercising to music. T: Debbie 07413 068092. THOM’S BLOKES A monthly meeting for men on the third Tuesday of each month, at St Thomas’ Church Centre, Chatsworth Rd. Talks, outings, fun & friendship. All are welcome. For info call Robin Dawson 01246 550445 or Tony Witham 01246 206820. HOLY COMMUNION SAID 9:30am Loundsley Green Church, Pennine Way. TEA AND TOAST TUESDAYS Holy Trinity Church Newbold, Road. 9 to 11am every Tuesday. Everyone welcome. No charge. Come and join us for refreshment and friendship. For more info. Call Rev. Jilly Hancock 01246 465656. CHESTERFIELD GARLAND DANCERS Methodist Church Hall, Jawbones Hill, Derby Road, S40 2TN from 7:30 to 9:30pm. E: enquiry@chesterfieldgarland.org.uk WEST STUDIOS LIFE DRAWING Classes with John King. First Tuesday of the month. See weststudios.co.uk FB & IG: WestS41 CHESTERFIELD PHILATELIC SOCIETY Stonegravels Parish Centre, Sheffield Road, Chesterfield. Meet Tuesday afternoons.See below for contact info. E: hallett965@btinternet.com T: 01246 229633.

WEDNESDAY HUNLOKE GARDENS WALK WITH US GROUP Come and enjoy this hidden gem on a 30 to 60 min walk at 10:30am. Refreshments available, buy fresh produce from the garden. Meet at the cabins at Hunloke Community Gardens, Church St South S40 2TF. For info 01246 345669 or tina. hensey@chesterfield.gov.uk MONKEY PARK: STAY & PLAY 10:30am to 11:30am Stay and play for under 5s and their grown ups. Just a £1 donation. Monkey Park, Chester Street. monkeypark.org.uk STAY & PLAY For children and parents - babies up to 5 years old. Term time only. 1:30 to 3pm at Loundsley Green Church, Pennine Way. HOLYMOORSIDE CRAFT GROUP An informal and friendly group meeting every week in the Village Hall, Committee room 2 to 4pm. Restart for the session, on 7 September 2022. All welcome. Details from Cynthia on 01246 569103 BRAMPTON LADIES CLUB Brampton Ladies Club meet at Storrs Road Methodist Church, Storrs Road. New members welcome. Talks, demonstrations, social activities, quizzes & special events. 2 to 4pm term time only. Call 01246 566435.

DANCE GROUP The Parish Centre Stonegravels 5 to 8pm & Sat 9am to 3pm. Call Laura to book 07714 223722. BLOW THE COBWEBS AWAY Recorder group - all abilities welcome. 7:30pm St Leonard's Mission, Spital. T: 01246 563224. MONKEY PARK: SPIREWRITES First Wednesday of the month, Spirewrites poetry club in the cafe, 7:30pm. Monkey Park, Chester Street. monkeypark.org.uk FREEVOICES COMMUNITY CHOIR The Friends Meeting House, 27 Ashgate Road, Chesterfield. 7:30 to 9:15pm. £4 per session. Term time only. Contact free.voices@yahoo.co.uk or T: 01246 237937. HONEY BELLES LADIES CHOIR Now meeting Wednesday evenings at St John’s Church, Walton Back Lane 8pm. Available for events. Contact honeybelleschoir@gmail.com

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Regular Events DOWN MEMORY LANE A social singing activity for people living with dementia and their carers. 2 to 4pm on 2nd Thursday of the month at St. John’s church Walton in the main hall. AFTERNOON WHIST 2pm @ Holymoorside Village Hall run by Don Cooper. £2.50 per person. All welcome. T: 01246 568204 YOGA CLASS 6 to 7:15pm @The Parish Centre Stonegravels. Contact Helen to book E: helenapol@hotmail.com CHESTERFIELD EMBROIDERERS 1st Thu (except August) at 7pm in the Saints Parish Centre. Open to all people with a love of everything textile related. E: chesterfieldembroiderers@gmail.com HOLYMOORSIDE CHORAL SOCIETY Friendly choir meets in Holymoorside URC 7:30 to 9:30pm. MD Andrew Marples. Enquiries from new singers always welcome. No audition. To arrange a visit call Sue 07989 305577 Info: www.holymoorsidechoral.co.uk OPEN FOLK NIGHT Hosted by Brampton Community Band. Third Thursday of the month 7:30 to 9:30pm @ Victoria Inn, Victoria Street. T: 07971400219. ICHTHUS CANOE CLUB CHESTERFIELD Outdoor evening programme, sessions at Matlock Bath, Chesterfield Canal or Walton Dam. Monthly Saturday even pool sessions at Sharley Park. E: canoejmc@gmail.com or ichthuscanoeclub.co.uk PILATES Improvers level. Walton St John's Church @7:45pm. Contact Clare: 07990 771155. CHESTERFIELD JAZZ CLUB Third Thursday of the month. Olde House, Loundsley Green Rd S40 4RN. Tickets: Visitor Info Centre, Rykneld Way; Parsons & Dunn, Chatsworth Rd; online bit.ly/cfieldjazz Call 07764 587258 for info.

FRIDAY HOLYMOORSIDE BOWLING CLUB Anyone wanting to try out bowling just come along on a between 10 and 12pm. Refreshments and all bowling equipment is provided. A friendly club, welcoming anyone, of any age, who simply wants to have a go. T: 07794 078552. ZUMBA GOLD Perfect for active older adults. Stay active, meet new people, have a coffee and some fun! 10:30am @ St Thomas' Centre. £5, please book first class. Call Adele on 07956 165287. QUEENS PARK BUGGY WALK Ideal for parents/carers of little ones. Meet 10:30am at Queens Park Sports Centre outside reception for 45-60 min walk. Return to the centre cafe for drinks & chat. For details call CBC Community Lifestyles Officer on 01246 345669 or e: Tina.hensey@chesterfield.gov.uk

CHESTERFIELD YOGA STUDIO Zoom class only or 7-day recordings are also available. 9:30 to 11am. £7.50 - £8.50. For details see Chesterfieldyogastudio.co.uk

PETER & ST PAUL OLD BRAMPTON CHURCH Now holding Sunday services in Church again at 9:30am - everyone welcome. Details see www.oldbramptonchurch.org.uk

LUNCH-TIME SERVICES Central Methodist Church, Saltergate. 12:15 to 12:45pm. Everyone welcome.

HOLY COMMUNION / MORNING WORSHIP 9:45am Loundsley Green Church, Pennine Way.

KEEP FIT CLASS FOR MATURE MOVERS 2 to 3pm @ Holymoorside Village Hall. Combination of Sit and Stay Fit exercises and standing exercises including dance moves to music to improve strength and balance in a friendly group. T: Debbie 07413 068092. FITSTEPS 6 to 8pm @The Parish Centre Stonegravels. Call Laura to book 07714 223722. KFC (KIDS FRIDAY CLUB) For primary ages. Term time from 6 to 7pm at Walton Evangelical Church, Moorland View Road. For details T: 01246 231002. waltonchurch.org FRIDAY CLUB FOR TEENS For teenagers in school years 7 to 9. 7:15 to 8:15pm at Walton Evangelical Church, Moorland View Road. For details T: 01246 231002. waltonchurch.org REFUGEES FROM REALITY GROUP 7:30 to 10:30pm @The Parish Centre Stonegravels. See refugeesfromreality.co.uk for more info. CHESTERFIELD ART CLUB 2nd & 4th Friday The Hall on the Green, Ulverston Road, Newbold S41 8EQ. Work nights, demonstrations & critiques. Visitors welcome £3/£5 (not Aug or Dec). T: 01246 237291.

SATURDAY DR BIKE 1st Saturday. Checks, adjustments and repairs to your bike for free. 9:30am to 1pm at the storage containers in the car park at Queen’s park. See FB: ChesterfieldDrBike or inclusivepedals.org.uk TRANSITION CHESTERFIELD - REPAIR CAFÉ 3rd Sat. 10am to 12:30pm @ Chesterfield Baptist Church, Cross Street, S40 4ST. Drop-in sessions – all types of repair available, woodwork, sewing etc and cafe facilities open while session is being run. E: repairs@transitionchesterfield.org.uk MONKEY PARK: SEWING CLUB First & third Saturday of the month, sewing club, 10:30am to 12:30pm. Monkey Park, Chester Street. monkeypark.org.uk MONKEY PARK: CHILDREN’S ART CLUB First and third Saturday of the month, children’s art club, 11am. Monkey Park, Chester Street. SATURDAY NIGHT WHIST Loundsley Green Community Centre, Cuttholme Road, 7 to approx 9.30 pm, £2.50 per person. Refreshments. All welcome. T: 01246 278778.

SUNDAY CARSINGTON WATER BIRDING FOR BEGINNERS Free walks held on the first Sunday of the month. Booking advisable. Contact Carsington 0330 678 0701.

SUNDAY SERVICE 10:30am at Storrs Road Methodist Church. Please see web for details. More information about Zoom and other online services can be found at dnemethodists.org.uk/worship-reflectlearn/worship-online SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP Central Methodist Church, Saltergate at 10:30am. All are welcome. For details: dnemethodists.org.uk SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP Our regular time for Morning Worship is at 10:45am at The Gospel Mission Congregational Church, Old Rd. Brampton. FRIENDS OF SPITAL CEMETERY Monthly tours on second Sunday of the month at 1pm starting from Spital Cemetery lodge at entrance at bottom of Hady Hill. Ideally pre-book. Tours can be arranged at alternative times if preferred. Suggested donation: £5. E: spitalcemeterytours@gmail.com MESSY CHURCH 4 to 6pm on the last Sunday of the month (18 Dec is the last one for 2022) @The Parish Centre Stonegravels. For all the family. To book call Jilly: 07746 668257. HOLYMOORSIDE RAINBOW WHIST 2nd & 4th Sunday Holymoorside Village Hall @7pm. Other times and venues throughout the month. Call Sue: 01246 278778.

GENERIC EVENTS AURORA A CAPPELLA (Home of Harmony) is a female A Cappella choir. Come and join us! Experience and ability to read music is not necessary. We look forward to hearing from you. Call Dawn on 01246 863175 / 07810 892978, e: aurora.chesterfield@gmail. com or visit aurora-chorus.org.uk 3RD BRAMPTON SCOUTS, CUBS, BEAVERS & SQUIRRELS Monday Beavers (age 6 to 8), 5:30 to 6:30pm, Cubs (age 8 to 10.5), 5:30 to 6:30pm. Friday Squirrels (age 4 to 6), 5:15 to 6pm, Beavers (aged 6 to 8), 5:30 to 6:30pm, Cubs (aged 8 to 10.5), 6 to 7pm and Scouts (age 10.5 to 14), 7:30 to 9pm. All open to both boys & girls and taking place at St Thomas’ Centre, Chatsworth Road. T: Ben Widdowson on 01246 567409. RAINBOWS & BROWNIES Brownie's meetings across the county on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays (weekly). Guides and Rangers meet on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays (weekly). See girlguiding.org.uk for more info and to join up.

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f you have heavy clay soil, make a start on digging it over, leaving the lumps to be broken down by frost over winter. If you have any compost, which will improve the soil structure, incorporate it as you go. When leaves have fallen then this is the time to give your soft fruit, blackcurrants, blackberries and all the hybrids some shaping while they are dormant. Remember that next year's fruit will appear on the previous year’s growth, e.g. raspberries and blackcurrants. When your crops of tomatoes etc. have finished, thoroughly clean greenhouses and cold frames while the days are still warm enough for them to dry out. Birds (especially pigeons) are fond of leafy green vegetables, so deter them with netting or lengths of black thread tightly stretched across and around the plants. Keep harvesting runner and French beans, many vegetables (including courgettes) will keep trying to produce more as long as they’re not allowed to set seed - it’s the same principle as dead-heading ornamental plants. There comes a time when they really have finished, so cut them off at ground level, leaving the roots, which will have collected valuable nitrogen, in the ground. Plant over-wintering onion sets and garlic and continue to sow winter lettuces start in modules under cover (there are several varieties with varying degrees of hardiness: lamb’s lettuce, Winter Density, Valdor and All the Year Round are just a few). Now is a good time to think about ordering new fruit trees and moving existing ones (and shrubs) while the ground is still warm. Keep on top of tidying jobs but leave as many ornamental seed-heads as possible; they can look good, especially frosted, and provide food for birds. Attracting these to the garden can also help with pest control, as they will eat the eggs and larvae of some nuisance bugs. Houseplants will need watering less often, and don't need to be fed any more this year. Cover ponds with nets before heavy leaffall clogs them up – remember to remove the collected leaves before they weigh the net down or start to rot.

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Classifieds Article Just to say a quick thank you for anyone that has contributed a fiver for having their advert in S40 & S41 Local magazines. I ask for a voluntary donation for any item or collection of items that exceeds £200 and I'm glad to say that almost all are happy to donate. The letter opposite is in thanks for the last £100 donation we've made, I think this is the third donation we've made in the past few years. It's great to see that a simple gesture can make a real difference to a fantastic local service. Keep us in mind when you have something to sell. Thanks to you all. Headboard: £20 Single 3ft bed headboard in beech veneer. Very good condition. T: 01246 930722 (Walton) Gents Suit: £40 3-piece M&S suit in grey woolmark blend. Trousers - waist 34", leg 31", waistcoat chest 38/40", jacket - chest 38". Worn once. T: 01246 930722 (Walton) Electric Radiator: £Free 32” x 25”, no charge, collect from Holymoorside. T: 01246 568360 (Holymoorside) Hair Fascinator: £5 Suitable for wedding/occasion, colour cream, new never worn. T: 07833 515909 (Walton) Small Folding Chair: £5 Angling/garden chair in green, cup holder & bag. T: 07833 515909 (Walton) Antique White Oak Tea Table: £45 Two drop leaves and shelf and brass castors. T: 07870 139 902 (Brampton) Metal Hammer Magazine: £2 Vintage magazine from October 1985. T: 01246 569274

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Sport with a Spireite win, courtesy of Mandeville. He scored the only goal of the game midway through the second half.

A New Season Words & Images: Michael South Welcome back my fellow Spireites. The friendly games are done. The signings have been made and the squad has been assembled for the assault on the 2022/23 footballing season... So, what could possibly go wrong? Well nothing, for the first 27 minutes anyway. The opening game of the season was away at Dorking Wanderers and midway through the first half our new keeper Covolan was sent off for charging out of his area and lashing out at a defender after clearing the ball. So with ten men and no substitute keeper on the bench, up stepped Ollie Banks to don the keeper's jersey and swap midfield for the bloke between the posts. It was all going so well up until that point too as Asante became the first Spireite scorer of the new campaign after just 18 minutes. It got a bit more hopeful just before halftime when Dobra made it 2-0, so all looked back on track. But that all changed in the second half. Dorking, freshly promoted to the National League, clawed back 2 goals in 10 minutes, 67th and the 77th minute to level the game. Then to add to it all, on the 96th min, Horton was then sent off for time wasting during a throw-in. This was later rescinded however when CFC appealed the decision, claiming the second yellow card given to Horton was for mistaken identity. So that was something I guess. The game ended with a point a piece, at 2-2. So not the greatest start to a footballing season especially as the unexpected hunt was now on to sign another goalkeeper for the next fixture. After a short search though the club signed Fitzsimons as the new goalie. Next up came the first home tie of the season to Aldershot. This did go as planned and it ended

Another home game followed three days later with Deadpool's Welsh side Wrexham coming to town. They sold out the entire away end and boy did they let us know they were there! Before the game even started they were very vocal. The Welsh like to sing! Shame then they decided to throw a red smoke grenade on the pitch in front of their own keeper just as he arrived on the pitch at the goal in front of his travelling fans. The Spireites then played some of the best football I've seen at the club for many a year. Paul Cook has put together a fantastic squad. It really does look like they really do wanna play for Cookie and win the league outright. Well, accept for the keeper perhaps. I've not seen passing and movement for ages as good as what I saw that Tuesday night. And the goals...Outstanding! Jeff King and Ollie Banks both got on the score sheet in the first half and for a while I heard the Kop sing "We are top of the league!" I really felt like we were back and heading in the right direction, all without Tshimanga, who was on the bench and not needed. Next up came a short drive down the M1 to Nottingham for Notts County. This, like the Dorking game two weeks prior, ended 2-2. After being 2 goals up the Spireites seemingly switched off in the second half and conceded 2 goals within 4 minutes. No keeper was sent off though this time. But we still need to see our games out when ahead if we wanna dominate this league. At the time of writing, we've just played Barnet and not only did we smash them 3-1 at home but Tshimanga scored his first of the season fresh from the bench, newly signed Jesurun Uchegbulam made his professional debut for the Spireites from Matlock Town. But, most importantly… We ended the night firmly Top. Of. The. League!!! Plus, if you've noticed, all the goalscorers so far for Chesterfield have come from all positions, which is a huge positive for us. Cook has crafted an attack minded squad of players, like he said he would when he arrived. So, unlike last season, we aren't

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Parting Shot

Y6 Leavers Poem Words: Mr Holmes

Y6 Leavers Poem

You made meYou feel so me welcome, as your Head, made feel so welcome, as new your new Head, With every fist-pump, every nod and every kind word that you’ve said,

With every fist-pump, every nod and every kind word that you’ve said, You always greet me with a smile, with a wave, You showed me great traits - you were kind, caring and brave, You always greet me with a smile, with a wave, Any opportunities to teach you, immediately I took,and brave, You showed me great traitsyou were kind, caring

Although when I got overexcited, often you’d give me a funny look, My time with you has been short,

Any opportunities to teach you, immediately I took, And that’s such a shame, I’ve missed out on so much but no one’s to blame Although when I got overexcited, often you’d give me a funny look, Because you’d been here long before I got here, And as you leave we will shed a tear, remembering…

My time with you has been short,

Your tiny feet and busy hands on school on that first day,

And that’s such a shame, At four years old, you’d make new friends and learn to work and play. You’d with toys, I’ve missed out onrun soaround, muchyou’d but play no one’s tosometimes blame forget share,

Your teachers helped you to work it out by showing love and care. My first Y6 as a Head teacher, I’m so proud of all that you’ve done,

Because you’d been here long before here,fun, You’re absolutely faaaaaan tastic,I got amazingly

you’ve been Walton Holymoorside through and through right from the start,

And as you leave we will shed a tear, remembering…

And you’ll always be with us, right here in our hearts!

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Your teachers helped you to work it out For by all showing andhecare. the year 6love leavers wrote and performed this poem.

My first Y6 as a Head teacher, I’m so

Well done to all the year 6 leavers and to Mr Holmes on a wonderful first year at WHPS. proud of all that you’ve done, Mr Holmes is pictured with Eva Anstey,

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