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The community magazine for Ashgate, Brampton, Brookside, Holymoorside, Somersall and Walton. Cover Photo by Iain McGregor.

Intro Hi

Happy New Year and welcome to the combined Jan/Feb edition of S40 Local. Christmas was a busy time in our house - kids excited about Santa coming, tree to decorate, turkey to cook ... you know the kind of thing. Not everyone reading this will have had a great time and if that’s the case I hope things turn around for you in 2012.

And then New Year arrives when we consider changes we’d like to make, lose weight, get a new job, paint the kitchen - whatever it is this year, you need time to think about it, some time to plan and to put things into action. In this edition Seb Walker provides some help, which focuses on exercising, but applies equally to other resolutions. Tough economic times are predicted for 2012 and there’s a lot of change in the air. The day before I typed this, I heard of another new business coming to Chatsworth Road. As you take a browse through this month’s S40 Local, what you will find is that change is at the heart of everything - businesses, individuals and communities. To give you a flavour - there’s the government changes to energy tariffs, businesses changing their products and services in line with the seasons. A local theatre group is getting together to improve their performances and change perceptions, Destination Chesterfield are covering local changes and how well Chesterfield is doing compared to other areas. There’s news to share on how the Walton Works site might change. David Jenkins talks about the tastes and smells along Chatsworth Road over the years. Something’s gone from the skyline as you drive down Boythorpe Road. Charity funding arrangements have changed and many need more help. Buildings change as new life is breathed into them. S40 Local aims to keep you up to date with local changes and ways that we can make sure these changes are positive for the people who live here. I’ll keep finding out what I can, but if you have any information about any developments or plans or how people can help to make positive changes and improvements in our community I’d love to hear about it and help you spread the word. We are fortunate that much of what we see around here is positive, and there appears to be an abundance of community spirit! Finally, I’d like to thank Iain McGregor for this month’s cover shot. I hope we’ll be hearing more from Iain in the coming months. Please enjoy this month’s S40 and I’ll be back in March with your next edition. If you’d like to contribute or there’s anything you’d like us to include, please get in touch. Paul Chapman.

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Last year was really tough for lots of people, so I would like to wish everybody a New Year full of success, happiness and improvement. When my wish comes true celebrate by sending someone some fabulous flowers. You know where to come.

Kate PS Don't forget to order your flowers for Valentine's Day!

To order your flowers call

0845 520 20 50 black eyed susan, unit 1G, 131 Chatsworth Road, Chesterfield - next door to Nonnas 0845 520 20 50

What’s On Friday 20 January

Holymoorside History Society: Picture the Past a presentation by Nick Tomlinson. Venue: Holymoorside Village Hall at 7:30pm £1.50 including refreshments. For details contact Programme Secretary Roy Mercer on 01246 569067.

Saturday 21 January

Walton Evangelical Church: Community day. Enjoy a community information event with local services, Police, Fire, Careers, NHS etc together with fun activities for the children and a performance cafe with local entertainment acts performing throughout the day. 10am till 4pm at Walton Evangelical Church, Moorland View Road, Walton. Call the church office on 01246 231002 for more detail. Holymoorside United Reformed Church: Ken and Rita Taylor (vocal and instrumental entertainers) plus pea and pie supper. Doors 7pm and admission £6 by ticket only. Ring 01246 566109 for more information.

Saturday 21 January Saturday 21 January

Burns-Night Celebrations. A fun packed evening of Music, Dance inc. Supper at the Parish Rooms, St Johns Church, Walton. Further details of event soon to follow on www.stjohnswalton.

Sunday 22 January

Morning Worship with the Gideon Society. The Gospel Mission Congregational Church, Old Road, Brampton.

Monday 23 January

Brampton Living History Group: 'The Chesterfield Accent' A talk by Michael le Baigue. Held in St. Thomas’s Church Meeting Room, Chatsworth Road, at 7.30pm. Admission Charge £1.50 including Refreshments. ALL WELCOME.

Monday 23 to Saturday 28 January

“The Government Inspector” A classic comedy by Nikolai Gogol by the Hasland Theatre Group. Storforth Lane Hasland. Please see article for details.

Friday 27 January

Brampton Manor: Live Band Party Night with Poor Grammar. For details contact Brampton Manor on 01246 277760 or visit the website

Friday 27 January

Holymoorside Film: "The Other Boleyn Girl" 2008 History Drama. Two beautiful sisters, driven by family ambition, compete for the love of the handsome young king. A tale of intrigue, romance and betrayal . Cert 12A. Starts at 7.30pm Holymoorside Village Hall. See www.holymoorsidearts. or call Ann 01246 567118 Karate: Beginners Class starts: Three Counties Shotokan Karate Club at Brookfield Community School. Starts at 12:45pm and first taster session is free. See advert.

Saturday 28 January Sunday 29 January

Worship 4 All: Morning Service at Storrs Road Methodist Church 10.45am.

Sunday 29 January

The 20th Anniversary of Faith & Light to be held at the Mission, with refreshments provided after the service. The Gospel Mission Congregational Church, Old Road, Brampton.

Monday 30 January

Wesley Guild 7.30pm at Storrs Road Methodist Church, Upper Moor Street. The speaker will be James Pogson on the subject of Fairtrade Coffee. Anyone welcome to come along.

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What’s On Tuesday 31 January

Penrose Sale Ends: Last day of the Penrose sale. Broomes Barn, Pilsley, Nr Bakewell Derbyshire.

Tuesday 31 January

French Wine Tasting Event: Poacher’s Rest, Chatsworth Road. 8pm onwards. Please see advert for details.

Friday 3 February

Messy Church - Splish Splash at Storrs Road Methodist Church. After school, from 3.30 - 5.30.  All families welcome (children must be accompanied by an adult) come along and enjoy the fun!  Please book your places to assist catering by January 30th.  Tel 01246-274021 or email storrsroad. Over 60s Luncheon Club meet at 1pm. Parish Centre, Stonegravels. Come along and enjoy a delicious home made main course and dessert for only £3. Full disabled access. New members will be warmly received. For more details, please contact Margaret on 01246 202477.

Friday 3 February Friday 3 and Saturday 4 February Saturday 4 February

Chesterfield & District CAMRA's 14th Annual Beer Festival at the Winding Wheel, Sessions 11am 4pm and 6.30pm - 11pm both days. Entertainment Friday Evening, The Pitz, Saturday Lunchtime, Whiskey Bob and Saturday Evening, Traitor's Gate.  £5.50 lunchtime, £6.50 evening. Ticket only included is glass, programme and first drink. For information and tickets call 0779 086 3432. Brampton Food Market: St Thomas Church Centre. A wide selection of local businesses. 10am to 2pm. Please see advert for details.

Monday 6 February

Chesterfield College Pamper Day at Ashgate Hospice. Please contact Alison Ward-Foster for bookings or further information, or call 01246 567250.

Thursday 9 February

Chesterfield Evening Townswomen's Guild. Talk by Matthew Beardshall "Running Coast to Coast". 7.00pm at the Winding Wheel. Further details from the Secretary 01246 455110.

Friday 10 February

Coffee Morning, 10am - 12 noon, Rose Hill United Reformed Church, Chesterfield.  Admission FREE, Tea/Coffee 50p, cakes available.  Proceeds to charities via Women's World Day of Prayer (National Committee).  Contact Margaret - 271123 or Kathryn - 569053.

Saturday 11 February

Ceilidh featuring the Brampton Community Band at the Loundsley Green Community Centre. Tickets £5 and includes a chip butty. The Brampton Brewery bar will be there. Tickets available from Band members and Created Gallery on Chatsworth Road or 01246 236805.

Monday 13 February

"Valentine" Linedance Social. 1pm - 2.45pm,  Hasland Village Hall, Eastwood Park, Hasland. All dancers welcome.  Dress Theme: RED.  Refreshments provided. Contact Kathryn on 01246 569053.

Monday 13 February

NEDIAS: 'Early woodland industrial archaeology in Derbyshire' A talk by Paul Smith, a fascinating explanation of what’s under the lumps and bumps we all see in the woodlands around the Linacre Reservoirs. Visitors welcome. 7.30 at the Friends’ Meeting House, Ashgate Road. Info from Cliff on 01246 234212. Brampton Manor: Valentines Night 3 Course meal £19.95 per person. For details contact Brampton Manor on 01246 277760 or visit the website

Tuesday 14 February Tuesday 14 February

Holymoorside Valentine Film: "When Harry Met Sally" 1989 Comedy Romance. Can this couple be just good friends without sex getting in the way? Meg Ryan & Billy Crystal star. Cert. 15. Starts at 8.00pm Holymoorside Village Hall. See or call Ann 01246 567118.

Tuesday 14 February

Chesterfield Canal Trust - Chesterfield and District Civic Society talk by John Lower. 7.30pm at the Eyre Chapel Newbold. Contact Yvonne Williamson (01246) 566509 for more information.

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What’s On Wednesday 15 February

Local History Society meets every third Wednesday at 7.30pm – 9.30pm. Parish Centre, Stonegravels. Full disabled access. New members will be warmly received. For further details please contact John Radford on 01246 270371.

Friday 17 February

Holymoorside History Society: AGM followed by An Evening with James Lewis (TV personality). Ticket only £6. Venue: Holymoorside Village Hall at 7:30pm. For details contact Programme Secretary Roy Mercer on 01246 569067.

Monday 20 February

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

Tuesday 21 February

North East Derbyshire Downs Syndrome Group. Alice's View Children's Centre, North Wingfield from 10am to Midday. Come and join in the fun! Lunch is available at a small charge after the session and is a lovely sharing time after the play, song, rhyme and fun time together. For more info please call Janine on 01246 204851 ext 304. Valuation Day: St Thomas Centre. Mellors and Kirk are holding their Antiques Roadshow and are available for valuations and advice. Please see advert for details. St Thomas Centre, Chatsworth Road from 10am to 1:30pm.

Tuesday 21 February Friday 24 February

Friday 24 February

Holymoorside Film: "Mrs. Brown" 1997 History Drama. Queen Victoria, depressed after the death of Albert is encouraged back to life by her devoted servant. Great performances by Judi Dench & Billy Connolly. Cert PG. Starts at 7.30pm Holymoorside Village Hall. See www.holymoorsidearts. or call Ann 01246 567118. WOW (Worship on Weekdays) at Storrs Road Methodist Church. Come and join the Worship Group for an evening of contemporary worship in a relaxed friendly atmosphere.  Coffee and tea served from 7.30, worship starts at 7.45.

Saturday 25 February

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

Sunday 26 February

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

Monday 27 February

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

Monday 27 February

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

Friday 2 March

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

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What’s On Friday 2 March

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

Friday 2 March

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

Friday 2 March

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

Friday 2 March

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

Friday 2 March

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

Friday 2 March

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

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Valuation Day TUESDAY 21 FEBRUARY 10:00am to 1:30pm

The St Thomas Church Centre Chatsworth Road, Brampton, Chesterfield S40 3AW Nigel Kirk, a familiar face from the BBC’s Bargain Hunt and other TV programmes and colleagues will be delighted to see you for a free auction valuation and specialist advice. Objects may be left for inclusion in our Fine Art, Silver & Jewellery or other sales, as appropriate and includes

• Jewellery • Coins & Medals • Clocks & Watches • Silver

• Oriental • Pictures • Ceramics • Arms & Militaria

Please call to arrange an appointment or drop in on the day. A free home visit will be made if you prefer, or have large items or collections. A friendly, professional service.


A Year In The Life


lower House is reaching an exciting time of the year, the time when the snowdrops, that feature so distinctively on the shop exterior, wake up and remind us all that Spring is on its way. A favourite flower of Rebecca Hudson, the driving force behind Flower House “Snowdrops are quite sentimental to me, they were one of my Dad’s favourites, he was a keen gardener, and I miss him a lot. You can see them in their splendour at Hodstock Priory, it’s a magical place to visit when the snowdrops are out, usually in February”. We previously featured Flower House when it opened in July, and was running as a sister business to Hudson’s Florists further up Chatsworth Road. Since then Rebecca has consolidated her offerings under one roof and given it a unique, creative style. Flower House needs a visit to appreciate the warm, friendly atmosphere and the contemporary, eclectic mix of experiences it delivers under one roof - from the beautiful handcrafted flower arrangements and relaxing floral tuition classes, to a delightful coffee shop, full of gifts, with deliciously prepared food and its variety of speciality cakes, not to mention the best coffee in town (Rebecca’s words ...), but you should check it out and decide for yourself! Rebecca’s created a ‘one stop gift shop’ for busy people and she’s always on hand and happy to give advice where needed on all aspects of flowers and floristry. This year Rebecca’s invited S40 Local in to try and give you an insight into the comings and goings of a business on Chatsworth Road and the life of a florist “I’ll include the flowers of the season and share some inside hints to improve your life in flowers”. So what’s happening right now? “At this time of year I’m busy preparing for Valentine’s Day - 14 February 2012 falls on a Tuesday and if you order before the 7 February I’ll give you a 10% discount. I’ll soon be choosing this year’s roses - will it be red or shall I have a strictly ‘no red’ Valentines Day? I say this every year, one year I may decide to do it but I’m a true romantic at heart and red is the colour of love after all. My favourite rose last year was the piano rose, pictured. “Valentine’s Day is closely followed by Mother’s Day on 18 March 2012, and of course the wedding season is already in full flow.”

In Season

New for 2012 “I like to offer something extra, so this year I’m offering to ease the task of gift shopping for you.” Rebecca is offering to be your very own personal shopper, helping with every occasion in the year by delivering personalised gift packages.


In season at Flower House through February 1:Eryngium (Sea Holly), 2:Leucadendron (Safari Sunset), 3:Lily, 4:Rudbeckia and 5:Veronica (Speedwell).





Perhaps someone you know deserves a regular treat? How about a custom made monthly gift package? The team will hand deliver these at pre-arranged dates for one whole year! The Flower House has a great selection of ideas: Stylish floral creations, beautifully designed and hand finished to your own requirements. Time out to be enjoyed - floral tuition lasting 1 1/2 hours with a complimentary pot of tea. Unwind and have fun creating your very own flower arrangement in a relaxing and friendly environment or have it delivered to a loved one with your best wishes.

Flower House cakes are individually made the old fashioned way using quality ingredients and presented beautifully in a gift box (gluten free & fat free options available). Or for smaller gifts - select twelve gifts from the shop, which we will gift wrap and have ready for collection each month. Flowerhouse can tailor make the gift package just for you and you can pay in full for the year or in four quarterly installments. Why not discuss and design your package over a complimentary pot of tea with Rebecca?

“If you join us for a lunch for two, we’ll give you a complimentary pot of tea with this S40 Local and if you’re one of the first five customers of the day you’ll receive a free fresh flower - on the Flower House!”

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Regular Events Anytime

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


Parish Centre, Stonegravels. Rooms available for fundraising events, children’s / family parties, seminars, training days and exhibitions - ‘Something for Everyone’. Full disabled access. For further details, please contact us on 01246 209433 or


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

Every Monday

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

Mondays Term Time

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

Every Monday

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

Every Monday

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

Every Monday

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

Every Monday

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

Every Monday

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

3rd Monday (Not August)

RSPB Chesterfield Local Group: 7.15pm to 9.15pm at the Winding Wheel. Illustrated talks , refreshments, bird food sales. Non members welcome Contact: Alan Goddard 01246 230244 or visit groups/chesterfield

Every Tuesday (Term Time)

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

Every Tuesday

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

Every Tuesday

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

Every Tuesday

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

Every Tuesday

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

Every Tuesday

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.

Every Tuesday

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

Every Tuesday

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

Alternate Tuesdays

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

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Regular Events 2nd Tuesday of the month

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

2nd Tuesday of the month

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

3rd Tuesday of the month

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

3rd Tuesday of the month

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

Every Wednesday

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

Every Wednesday

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

Every Wednesday

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

Every Wednesday

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

Every Wednesday

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

Wednesdays term time

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

1st Wed of the month

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

2nd Wed of the month

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

3rd Wed of the month

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

3rd Wed of the month

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

4th Wed of the month

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

Last Wed of the month

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

Last Wed of the month

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

Every Thursday

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

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Regular Events Every Thursday

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

Every Thursday

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

Every Thursday

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

Every Thursday

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

Every Thursday

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

Every Thursday

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

Every Thursday (Term Time Only)

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

1st Thursday of the month

Rendezvous Group: St Thomas' Church, Chatsworth Road. All seniors invited for light lunch followed by activities. 12.45 to 3.30pm.  £2.50 to cover costs. Details phone 01246 272333.

1st Thursday of the month (Not August)

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

2nd Thursday of the month

Chesterfield Evening Townswomen's Guild. Meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month (except August). 7.00pm at the Winding Wheel, Chesterfield.

Last Thursday of the month

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

Thursdays & Fridays

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

Fridays Term Time

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

Fridays December

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

Saturday Mornings

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

Alternate Saturdays

Art tuition: Unit 4 Brampton Courtyard S40 3RG. Telephone Georgia Peskett 07751 807 032.

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

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

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Hasland Theatre Company “I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being.” Oscar Wilde


hat has really struck me since I started S40 Local is the vast array of clubs and societies in our area, meeting the needs of many different interest groups, ages and backgrounds, but all being run by dedicated and hardworking committee members and people prepared to put in some effort to make things happen, and Hasland Theatre Company seems to be no exception. Dave Banks, from Heaton Street, has been a member of the company since 1994, acting, working backstage and, most recently, directing. He got in touch to see if I’d

Up and coming performances: “The Government Inspector” A classic comedy by Nikolai Gogol 23rd to 28th January 2012 “An Audience with Murder” A whodunnit by Roger Leach/Colin Wakefield 26th to 31st March 2012 “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” A drama by Dale Wasserman, the cult movie that cemented Jack Nicholson’s cinematic reputation 28th May to 2nd June 2012

unable to find any men to act, presented an all-woman cast in a play entitled ‘Angels of War’. 66 years on the company of around 60 members, including a good selection of men, put on five or six productions each year. Based at the Hasland Playhouse on Storforth Lane, Hasland - the theatre building itself is an intriguing Chesterfield hidden gem, and worthy of a visit. It is owned and financed by the Hasland Theatre Company through their performances and by renting to other theatre companies. Since making this their home in 1964 they’ve made many improvements - new dressing rooms, refurbished the auditorium, heightened the roof, scenery store and made improvements to the technical aspects of the theatre such as lighting and sound systems. Today the 100 seat theatre complements Chesterfield’s other theatres but doesn’t seem to get the same recognition.

be interested in finding out more about Hasland Theatre Company and sharing it with you to show you the great offering they have.

Recent improvements have seen new access ramps and a toilet, making life easier for wheelchair users. Plans are now underway to improve the theatre frontage and make it more attractive with extended block paving, raised planting, repairs to the rendering and the whole frontage cleaned and decorated.

Hasland Theatre Company was established at the end of the Second World War over 65 years ago. The company was run by Albert Allison who,

The company undertake a good mix of plays including comedy, drama and thrillers, as well as classics, such as Shakespeare productions.

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Their recent production of Twelfth Night was accepted as part of the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) Open Stages Project, which has enabled members to attend two workshop days, one for performers and one for nonperformers to learn skills from RSC experts including directing techniques, language skills, and stage management, and for the actors – acting techniques, language and stage combat skills – particularly useful for the fighting scenes in Twelfth Night. The Company is, in fact, a registered charity, operated for the benefit of the community and its members. Members are not paid for the time they invest in the theatre and all income from ticket sales is ploughed back into the theatre and its productions. In fact, it costs £22 per year (reduced rates are available) to be a member of the company and it’s open to anyone interested in any aspect of theatre – whether it be acting, set design and construction, directing, working front of house and box office, making costumes and props or simply helping out. Actors are always at a premium so anyone who is interested is more than welcome to come along to a rehearsal night, most Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7:30 to check us out. “Most members are local to Chesterfield so there’s a real sense of community to the group. For example, Nicky Beards, who directed recent acclaimed performances of

Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and “Twelfth Night”, works at Brookfield School. The S40 business community is also active: Deirdre Gage of Created Gallery is much in demand as a Director; “Libby’s” and Ian Morris Antiques regularly assist with props; Dominic Gage, the Chatsworth Road based physiotherapist, has proved a reliable Stage Manager - and there are many more members and friends of the theatre living in our area.” Regular theatre goers can make sure they don’t miss a performance by becoming a Friend of the The Hasland Theatre Company. For an annual fee of £37.50 friends receive a ticket to every production, advance booking facilities for your friends and family and a newsletter. A final word from Dave: “The company is an enthusiastic group with an energy not necessarily seen in all professional companies. After all, we only do six performances and not hundreds of repeat shows, so the cast can throw themselves into it every night. It’s not a job to us, it’s something we love to do. We certainly get enjoyment out of our performances and they’re really well attended – if anyone is interested in getting involved we’d love to see you - I think the theatre is an asset the whole of Chesterfield should be proud of”.

Keep your wits about you and never relent in your dedication to duty. A Government Inspector is about to arrive in Chesterfield: he

Nikolai Gogol got there 140 years before Basil and Sybil – the play was written in 1836, believed to be modelled on the experience of Pushkin, who had himself been mistaken for an Inspector during his travels. Yet the humour feels very modern, helped no doubt by Adrian Mitchell’s acclaimed adaptation, selected by Hasland Theatre, bringing the language and jokes of the play bang up to date.

The Government Inspector is a classic Russian situation comedy, written in Tsarist times (1836), when communism was unheard-of in Russia. It is set in a small provincial town, many miles from Petersburg, where the local mayor and civil servants are running things very nicely, thank you. The town gossips let slip that a stranger has recently arrived at the pub, he’s very snooty and critical and is in government service. He must be an Inspector, sent to root out malpractice and bribery!

Directed by Dave Banks and Peter Thornton, it features a cast of around 23, starring David Brooks, Ann Hawkswood, Alicia Shore, Rob Dean and Steve Cowley. It plays at Hasland Theatre from 23rd to 28th January 2012 at 7.30 pm (Box Office 272271).

will be travelling incognito and will trail mayhem and misunderstanding in his wake. Don’t try to bribe him (although ‘loans’ may be acceptable) and lock up your daughters.

The plot is strangely formed the basis for a famous episode of Fawlty Towers, involving a visit by some Hotel Inspectors. But the author

Renewable Energy update Go green and save money... Tom McGovern at EnergyMyWay.

With stories in the media concerning “green” energy and changes to the government’s payment schemes Tom McGovern of local company EnergyMyWay explains how things stand at the start of 2012. What’s happening with the Feed In Tariff? “At the end of last October, the government announced a reduction of the Feed In Tariff paid to customers who install Solar PV panels from 43.3p to just 21p per kilowatt. Coming into force from 12 December. We were already aware that a reduction in tariff was likely in April 2012, but no-one foresaw such a rapid and substantial change. There’s been a great deal of disquiet about the way the government introduced these changes, not least because the deadline for installs to receive the higher tariff had been fixed at 12 December, but the consultation period was to last until 23 December. An industry representative, speaking on Radio 2’s Jeremy Vine Show, described this as being the equivalent of executing an accused man before sentence had been passed! A legal challenge was made and in mid-December the High Court declared the government’s procedure “legally flawed”. So both the solar industry and the public are waiting to see the impact of any appeal or court case. The government also propose to introduce a scheme whereby anyone choosing to have a renewable energy system installed in their property from April will need an energy performance assessment Page 22 •

carried out prior to installation to determine its efficiency rating. Any property graded as ‘in need of improvement’ will have to be brought up to a higher standard to qualify for the best rates of Feed In Tariff. We should find out early in 2012 how this scheme will operate. Although this all seems like bad news, however, one good outcome for consumers is panel prices are falling fast, so the cost of an install is less. This means, even with the new lower rates, investment returns can still be substantially higher than traditional savings products as well as being tax free and index linked for 25 years. Feed In Tariffs for Wind Generation are, so far, unaffected by these changes and as of December 2011 the planning restrictions for small wind turbines have been relaxed making it much easier, in certain situations, to install a wind turbine. What’s the Renewable Heat Incentive and how is it changing? This is the scheme that pays a cash benefit for 20 years to people installing systems that create heat, such as solar thermal panels for hot water, ground source and air source heat pumps for homes and businesses, and biomass boilers, which are particularly suitable for those who are

“off grid” for gas and may be currently reliant on expensive oil or LPG for their heating needs. The Renewable Heat Incentive is still scheduled to come fully into operation from October 2012, and there are already interim payments available for people who are taking up renewable energy options before then. Is it still worth investing in renewables? People installing Solar PV panels quickly see the financial benefits of creating and using their own power and reducing their electricity bills. Household appliances can be timed to operate in daylight hours if out at work, and it is especially useful for those who work from home, have young children, are carers for the housebound and infirm, or are retired. More businesses are taking up renewable options too, gaining financially and setting a good example by reducing their carbon footprint. The main advantages with renewable energy are people can protect themselves from ever increasing energy costs, reduce their reliance on fossil fuels and at the same time support greener initiatives which will lead to a more sustainable and prosperous future for everyone.”

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Happy New Year 2012! Happy New Year 2012! Seb Walker Fitness) Seb Walker (SRW(SRW Fitness) New Year’s resolutions, particularly fitness ones, are a hot topic for Seb Walker of SRW Fitness, and in his first article of 2012 he’s helping us make New Year’s resolutions to last the distance. It’s important when we set goals and New Year’s resolutions that we look, not just at the end goal, but how we’re going to get there - and create an action plan for each step along the way.

By following the stages of the change model and creating some SMART resolutions you’ve got a better chance of making them last! Here’s a plan to get you started - good luck with your training! If you need some extra help and motivation to acheive your goals contact Seb at SRWFitness (see contact details opposite or over page).

5: Maintenance or Relapse – You decide!

Congratulations! You’ve reached the target you set for yourself in January! It hasn’t happened overnight so remember what it’s taken to get to this point - but don’t stop doing what you’ve being doing. It’s better to cut back on exercise and maintain what you’ve achieved than to stop completely. It’s your choice now, do you relapse or do you go back to preperation phase for the next challenge to complete? Stopping exercise should not be an option!

4: Action

Right - you’ve started! You may be eating more healthily, having regular sessions with your personal trainer, attending classes at your gym or dancing around your living room to wii Zumba Fitness Party! Be careful though - at this point you’re most likely to relapse - reduce the chances of this by planning in support and motivation.

When setting When setting New New Years targets Years targets think think


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Specific – Be clear on what you want, say it and write it down in stone! Map out the plan – Reasses your progress to stay on the right road! Achievable - Is this goal achievable? Don’t set yourself up for instant failure! Realistic – Is your goal realistic? Time – set a time frame not too short but not too long be realistic!

1: Pre Contemplation (Denial Phase)

You do not recognise the need for change nor do you seek it. If you’re reading this article, I’d suggest you’re not in this phase!

2: Contemplation

As Christmas ends and January looms we enter the contemplation phase. We weigh up the costs of change - is it worth the effort, time, money and commitment? If it is, well it’s time for the preparation phase.

3: Preparation – AKA New Years Resolutions Phase!

January often brings a rejuvenated outlook for getting healthy - we wipe the slate clean of any unrealised goals of 2011 and begin ‘preparation phase for 2012’. You’ve decided to make a positive change to your lifestyle; the next step is deciding the right path. The SMART guide, in the red box below, will help you set your targets.

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A huge thank you to all S40 readers. Your support has helped me win a Hays HIGH FLYER award for 2011. S40 readers’ top destinations in 2011 were Turkey, Florida, Spain and cruising the Med! I was also privileged to arrange two very special honeymoons to Australia/ New Zealand and Jordan. I am passionate about travel, and look forward to helping you make your dream travel plans a reality in 2012. Whatever your choice – a family holiday, a skiing break with friends, a luxury cruise, a romantic city break, or a tailor-made adventure – I look forward to your call. All you have to do is enjoy!

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Contact me anytime, including evenings or weekends, to discuss your ideas.

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One year on - 105 strong Chesterfield Champions update


hesterfield Champions is now one year old and celebrated their 100th member in mid December. The Champions, set up as part of the Destination Chesterfield Project, are a group of people and businesses who make a financial commitment to back the town, promote the positives and the social and business benefits of living, working and studying in Chesterfield. At regular meetings the group find out the latest news, share business news and help shape future plans. Here’s what I found out at the last update on 30th November at Casa hotel. Huw Bowen, Chief Exec of Chesterfield Borough Council explained “Chesterfield is a sleeping giant, we need to wake up and realise what

we have - location, heritage, tourism, vibrant retail and developments to create the modern contemporary destination people want.” Chesterfield is doing well. The British Retail Consortium places Chesterfield second only to Bond Street, London and above Kensignton High Street, London in terms of retail occupancy. There are projects and developments underway that will change the way our town looks and feels.

alongside the A61 is still in progress, although it’s proving difficult to secure the funding.

• Markham Vale off Junction 29A continues to see new businesses moving in - the latest contract almost signed will create 120 new jobs for the area. • Ravenside Retail Park brings Debenhams to town on the old Focus site.

• The Northern Gateway project to develop a new contemporary shopping space in place of the donut island is now down to two developers who are bidding for the work.

• Closer to home the change along Chatsworth Road got a mention, Blue Deer Developments at the Hanger and 131, Bradbury Place, the new Wheatbridge Surgery and news that the Robinsons site at the Walton Works has interest (more about this on page 32).

• The Waterside development

George Cowcher (Derby and

“We have - location, heritage, tourism, vibrant retail and developments to create the modern contemporary destination” Huw Bowen

Huw Bowen presents at Casa Hotal Picture: Courtesy Destination Chesterfield

Nottingham Chamber of Commerce) discussed the mix of public and private sector jobs in the area - Chesterfield is well balanced, we don’t have an unrealistically high proportion of people employed in the public sector - so we’re not solely dependent on the government’s ever stretched purse to fund our jobs. Around 20,000 people commute into Chesterfield each day, and Chesterfield is creating more jobs than it’s losing - a good sign. “As a retail destination we’ve good transport links and we’re a great location (within a two hour drive of 15 million people), our sites and buildings continue to attract new business.” Destination Chesterfield is about selling the positives of

the area and it’s great to hear the success stories - we should be proud of Chesterfield. But building success also means looking for opportunities to improve. An area of concern is employment for the local young men and kids coming out of school and college - it’s increasingly difficult for them to find full time employment in the area. The college has established a team focusing on helping the college better engage with the local business community ensuring it creates a young workforce matching the skills needed locally. If you want to get involved with the Chesterfield Champions or find out about Destination Chesterfield please contact Dom Stevens on 01246 207207 or visit

The British Retail Consortium places Chesterfield second only to Bond Street and above Kensington High Street in terms of retail occupancy.

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“High Streets could disappear forever” Mary Portas warns...


igh streets became the focus of national news during December following the publication of Mary Portas’ report (one of the UK’s leading authorities on retail and branding, recently commissioned by the government). The report concluded “the days of a high street populated simply by independent butchers, bakers and candlestick-makers are, except in the most exceptional circumstances, over.”

in breathing life into our high street, we’re lucky to have a mix of independent stores - but it’s not just luck, we’ve got business owners, the landlords and the council to thank, and without your continued commitment to supporting these businesses our high street may not be surviving. It will be interesting to see how the recommendations develop and how we might use this locally to further improve our high street and community.

In Chesterfield town centre and on Chatsworth Road we’ve independent butchers and bakers I’m not sure there’s much call for a candlestick maker, but there are plenty of places to buy a candle!

We’ve said before that the figures for our high streets show them fairing well - Alan Morey of Chesterfield Borough Council explained that retail vacancy rates in Chesterfield are very low. Nationally town centres are running at an average of 14.5% vacancy, the East Midlands fairs slightly better at 12.9% and the worse performers are close to 40%.

There are 28 recommendations, you can view them all online at Many recommends focus on landlords, rates, regulations for small businesses and the regulation of out of town shopping centres and large developments to ensure they don’t negatively impact the high street. However, there is also recommendation to establish a new “National Market Day” - surely something we can celebrate and embrace that will help put Chesterfield on the map. Another suggestion focuses on community and neighbourhood involvement, development of “town teams”: a visionary, strategic and strong operational management team for high streets who have responsibility for making high streets accessible, attractive and safe. I guess it falls to each of us to consider our role

Picture: Courtesy Destination Chesterfield

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Chesterfield sits at 7.1% and Chatsworth Road at 9.1%, many of the units on Chatsworth Road that contribute to this figure are long term vacants. It’s the first time that figures have been published for Chatsworth Road and they plan to repeat the survey each year so we can see how things change. The planning department is also planning to publish a Health Check on Chesterfield town centre during 2012, and if this is successful it will be repeated for our two district centres (Chatsworth Road and Whittington Moor). Let’s resolve to support another year of success on our high street.

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Change: Walton Works “A SPRAWL of derelict land could be brought back to life as a lively “district centre” under new plans revealed exclusively in the Derbyshire Times today” This headline appeared on the Derbyshire Times in November.


he sprawl in question, is the old Robinsons factory site at the Walton Works and focuses on the land from the Walton Mill down to Factory Street - which runs behind Chatsworth Road. Initially I thought great news, this land has been vacant for some time - but one concern I had from that article was the potential impact on our high street. In previous editions of S40 we’ve interviewed Alan Morey of Chesterfield Borough Council about the South of Chatsworth Road Masterplan. This is a framework that sets out what’s wanted from any development that takes place in the area to the southwest of Chatsworth Road. The article mentioned a “medium sized supermarket” but I was interested to know more. I called Alan Morey at Chesterfield Borough Council, who leads on major site regeneration. Alan explained that the developers have been in discussion with CBC and although the ‘masterplan’ allocates the site for housing, the council has always accepted that a more mixed use of the land may be an option. CBC is seeking more information about the proposals but currently there are no plans from the developers in the public domain. Alan reassured me that any use of the land must be for the benefit of the community, have no adverse impact on Chatsworth Road as a district centre, on Chesterfield town centre and not be to the detriment of any other project e.g. the Northern Gateway.

Walton Works

I asked how the process works? In situations like this it’s typical for the potential developer to form a company, Brampton Regeneration in this case, for the specific development and use agents to liaise between the landowner, the developer and the council. They want to reach the point where outline (or detail) plans are agreed which will then enable the developer to purchase knowing they can move forward with the plans. Alan commented that it’s a positive step for the town, knowing that developers are interested in this site, which is complex due to it’s previous industrial use, listed building requirements, flood issues, historical status and traffic/access issues. CBC want any development to happen with community backing rather than being done to the community. A further point that gave me confidence that Chatsworth Road wouldn’t be negatively impacted by the development was the Draft Core Development Strategy for Chesterfield. This document, set to be published in February 2012, sets out how Chesterfield will be managed and planned for over the next 20 years. Chatsworth Road is one of only five areas that has been recognised as having sufficient interest to have it’s own focus, the other four areas are all major large scale developments so this is recognition that Chatsworth Road will continue to have an important role in shaping our town.

South of Chatsworth Road Masterplan Area

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3 Is the magic number

By Matt Kane


cquiring a business in the midst of an economic downturn might be considered by most people as ‘a bit of a risk’. But taking on three businesses in the space of a year, less than a mile apart, would be nothing short of commercial suicide in the eyes of all but the most brave and speculative of investors. Yet that’s just what John and Jodie Wray have done and it’s a gamble that’s already paying dividends. Having taken over the Britannia Inn in August 2010, the Brampton-based couple recently added The Poacher’s Rest restaurant and the Royal Oak pub to their rapidly expanding business portfolio. Combine with that John’s dayjob as a foundry manager at three sites and nine-month-old son Josh and it all makes for a rather hectic schedule, as he explains. “We’ve got two springer spaniels that need walking before I start work at 6am so that makes for a 4.30am start each day. While I’m out with them, I help to empty the bins at the Walton Dam which don’t come under the Council’s responsibility. “After that it’s back home for a cup of tea, work from 6am until 5, 6 or 7pm and then back here to face whatever issues and problems have arisen throughout the day and elsewhere.” Having worked in the steel industry for over 30 years, running two pubs and a restaurant was a complete change of direction for John. But, as he explains, his decision to take on the first of the trio of establishments was inspired as much by a genuine love for the place as it was by business sense.

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“I’ve always come to the Brit, ever since I first worked in Brampton 20 years ago. It had always been a thriving place but then it got into the wrong hands and ended up being run down and boarded up. “We thought it’d be a good idea to resurrect it. Jodie has worked in pubs in Brampton and Eyam and we had some good ideas so we approached the Brewery. “We had a cash investment from Dave Sheriff of Nova Tours who helped us on our feet and we have never looked back since. “We then bought The Poacher’s Rest in August 2011 and, during that time, were approached by Enterprise who own the Brit and they asked us whether we’d be interested in resurrecting the Royal Oak. “We like a challenge and having all three certainly has been one but they are also hugely rewarding. The Brit, in particular, never ceases to amaze me. Since we built the play area round the back it’s gone from strength to strength. “We’ve got more ideas for the new year and want to create a farmyard. We feel that it’s important to encourage families and children to come to the pub, that’s where community is and that’s where business is.” While John’s admiration for the Brit is clear to see, he takes more of a strategic approach to The Poacher’s Rest while the couple’s latest project, the Royal Oak, is still a work in progress. “The Poacher’s Rest is a selfcontained unit and pretty much runs itself, we don’t have a great deal to do with the day-to-day. It was doing well before we took it on and if something works, why change it?

“We’ve got Andrew our Chef and Becky our Manageress and we meet with them once a month to get feedback and discuss issues but they’re a young team of people who are enthusiastic, hard-working and really want to make it work. “One thing we have decided to do is to commission a new mural for the outside. I’ve been working with Urban Canvas on an image showing two Springer Spaniels sat beside a chap shooting a duck and pheasant and we hope that work on that can start soon. “The Royal Oak is different again, we need time to turn it around. We’re having it painted in the first quarter of next year so the whole of the outside will benefit from a new coat of paint and some nice hanging baskets. “Our view is that to help boost trade on the inside, you need to make it look attractive on the outside.” But John and Jodie’s aspirations go far beyond their

three businesses. Having been brave enough to invest in the Chatsworth Road renaissance they want the area to grow even further. “I think the top end of Brampton is absolutely buzzing right now and that’s why we’ve invested in three businesses so close together,” said John. “At some point, we want to get together with some of the other companies at this end, particularly if they’re involved in the pub trade, to form some sort of committee of mutual interests. “You read so much about pubs in decline but we’ve got a lot of business at this end and it’s important we keep it here. We’d like to work together with like-minded people to make that happen.”

“If anything does come up then we may be interested but also we intend to do some more charity events and we’d like to spend some money on our bowling green at the Brit to try and smarten that up a bit. “We’ve installed some spotlights so the Club can do night games but we want to make other improvements as well.” Following a year of economic gloom, John and Jodie’s exploits are yet further evidence that the locality is bucking the national trend. Indeed, their accomplishments and future plans are as refreshing as a pint of beer from one of their pumps. We wish them all the best for 2012.

It’s clear that John and Jodie have got to where they are by not standing still. Naturally, I was interested to hear what moves they planned to make in 2012 and asked whether they wished to expand their portfolio even further.

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The Taste of

Chatsworth Road David Jenkins


n yoga we practice Pratyahara or ‘sense withdrawal’, by closing your eyes you are able to focus on your other senses more vividly. Closing your eyes whilst walking down Chatsworth Road might not be such a great idea, but David Jenkins takes us on a two hundred year journey of the taste and smells of Chatsworth Road.

Over the past two hundred years the taste and smell of Chatsworth Road has changed out of all recognition. At the end of the 1700s Chesterfield was still home to a number of leather tanneries whose yards were stacked high with animal skins peppered with rotting flesh, waiting to be cleaned off before going into the tanning vats. With the wind in the wrong direction the aroma of Chesterfield greeted you almost before you could see the town. At the town end of Chatsworth Road the Smiths had established an iron foundry off Wheatbridge Road where stacks of coal covered in ‘breeze’( fine coke) were fired and left to smoulder slowly to produce coke for the iron smelting process. These smouldering piles gave off a choking smoke that hung as an acrid pall over the edge of the village of Brampton. And in Brampton itself the air was not much better because the salt glaze pot kilns themselves exuded a pall of smoke made more acrid when the salt was thrown into the kilns to glaze the earthenware. In the winter the road was muddy and fouled by the cattle driven to Chesterfield market and the endless stream of horses pulling cart loads to clay and coal to the potteries and coal to the iron works, while in the summer the road and side lanes were coated in several inches of dust that swirled around in the wind.

Picture: An attic in Brewery Yard circa 1934. Courtesy of

The iron works at Wheatbridge had been established by John Smith of Sheffield in 1775. He was a descendent of a master cutler and was attracted to the iron trade by the burgeoning demand for iron products stimulated by the French wars and the industrialisation of the coal mines employing Newcomen pumping engines and heavier winding gear. His second son Ebenezer took over the business and expanded it considerably. Carving out a manufacturing niche by supplying the new cotton mills with cast iron stanchions to improve their fire resistance. They also did a good trade in fire backs and fire grates and even made iron cupboard doors and certainly made cannons and cannon balls in 1799 which may well have been used at the battle of Waterloo. But the business lacked a measure of direction and though an outlier foundry was built at Duckmanton, with the defeat of the French the demand that had been so strong fell away and by the 1840s both the Wheatbridge works and that at Duckmanton had closed and Chesterfield’s little escapade in the iron smelting trade was over and the air at West Bars was a little less acrid. The potteries worked well into the twentieth century and it was only with the Clean air acts of the 1950s that Chatsworth Road took on the pure air of the Peak. If we did take the time to stand and take in the tastes and smells of Chatsworth Road now, what would they be? Perhaps the pure air of the Peak, or would that air be tainted with fumes from the traffic and the smell of brake dust from the heavy lorries that bludgeon through? Would it be much less industrial and more a reflection of our leisure pursuits perhaps of coffee and tea - from the café culture and the tea merchants? Looking into the future - perhaps Destination Chesterfield will shape what comes next...

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Chris Collard: Songwriter & Musician


hat never fails to amaze me about the area in which we live is the diverse range of people that live alongside each other. It’s not about the cultural mix, or the jobs we do, but more about what you all get up to away from your day job. Take Councillor Chris Collard for instance, by day doing his best to ensure quality of service for us all and by night (or when not at work) song writing, singing and recording his own material. Chris got in touch recently to share a CD he’s put together over the last couple of years. Chris’ CD draws from a diverse range of influences, from the country sound of “Down The Road”, to the mandolin echoing Rod Stewart in “Outside Macy’s” and a Bob Dylan type protest song “Ragtime Melody”. There’s a wide variety to Chris’s styles, some of the material recorded locally in venues such as St Thomas’ Church.

I asked Chris a few questions about his influences and why the CD had come about. “I might compare myself to some songs from James Taylor and Jackson Browne in style. Years ago on a radio gig I was favourably compared vocally to Iain Matthews of ‘Matthews Southern Comfort’. “I made a CD called ‘About Time’ in 2004, realising that I’d been singing, writing and playing solo and in various line-ups for years but having recorded only a little of my material, I decided it was time to see what I could do! I followed this up with ‘Passing Time’ in July 2010. “I started writing when I first took up the guitar at 16! I suppose it simply developed naturally. The first songs were a trifle embarrassing but in your teens you’re quite proud of them! Looking back at them now they’re like postcards from the past and you don’t really recognise the person

who wrote them! I’ve always been able to write what I feel are good lyrics; good melodies (even with the muse evident) are more challenging. “Influences and idols? I went to see Crosby Nash in Sheffield last October (great as ever). I’ve loved the music of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young since I played in an acoustic trio called ‘Bretton’, while at Warwick University, and we featured ‘Teach Your Children’ and ‘Suite Judy Blue Eyes’ in our set. I also love The Eagles, Jackson Browne and Linda Ronstadt. While I remain passionate about the Beatles, my musical heart lies on the West coast of America. What do you get out of it? I enjoy writing. Words and tunes drift into your head and so you write - some you discard, some you keep, whilst others take a while to evolve. There’s something rewarding when a good song is created from a few words you start with! I’d love my music to be accessible to more people. “I also play live and my next local gig is at the ‘Gardener’s Arms’ in town on 6 February at 8pm. “You can listen to a newish song called ‘Brooklyn Bridge’ on Youtube (please leave a comment), you can also download the same song from the websites of either ‘Bandcamp’ or ‘Tunecore’ for a small fee! “If you’d like a copy of ‘Passing Time’ please get in touch with me on 01246 569655 to order one at £5.50 including post and packing. “My next project is either a live CD of new material with a band, or ballads based on writing at the keyboard.” Thanks to Chris for sending in his CD and getting in touch. If the influences mentioned are up your street please check out his music online or at a local gig.

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‘Stoked’ By Paul Chapman


word used mainly by people associated with extreme sports. I’ve just read an article in “Privateer”, that’s a mountain biking magazine, which considers the use of the word “stoked” and how it’s right for certain situations and wrong for others. To quote “The only caveat in all this is that you proclaim your stokedness only whilst undertaking bike related activities. Being stoked on clearing a jump for the first time, good; being stoked on the free coffee from your coffee shop loyalty card, not.” This got me thinking about things I love. Aside from my family and friends that surround me there are a few items that I’ve loved all my life. I like design, the way things look and feel, unlike some I can get quite passionate about objects, perhaps looking at them in the same way people who appreciate art might look a painting or sculpture. So each month I’m going to discuss one of these objects and try and get to the bottom of what it is about the object I love. This month I’ll start with something that’s been a favourite for years, the Eames Lounge (670) and Ottoman (671). A chair designed by Charles and Ray Eames and released in 1956 for the

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Herman Miller furniture company, he simply wanted to design a comfortable chair that had “the receptive look of a well used first baseman’s mitt”. In the 1990’s I purchased a copy of the chair for £500 (without the ottoman) from the website ‘lets buy it’, where the more people agreed to purchase the item the lower the price became, the Vitra version of the chair and ottoman presently retails for almost £5000 so at 10% of the price of the real thing it was a bargain. Part of me has never been happy with the copy and if my numbers ever come up it’s one of those things I’d love to own, thing is I don’t know why. I’m not sure where my love for this design classic came from. It was originally designed as a gift for Billy Wilder who directed “Some Like It Hot” and “Sunset Boulevard”, both films a good few years my senior. The first place I recall seeing it was in Frasier, an American sitcom staring Kelsey Grammer, Frasier being one of the characters from the earlier show “Cheers”. The chair used to sit in the window of Frasier’s Seattle apartment having pride of place on a step with the cityscape as a backdrop. In my late twenties Frasier was one of those sitcoms that wasn’t liked by all but there was

something about it that made me chuckle. This coincided with the time I moved into my second house, and needed some new furniture. My chair took pride of place in the lounge and far outshone the accompanying collection of (mainly Ikea) furniture, the backdrop of the back garden much less impressive than Seattle, it did look nice though when the Magnolia was in flower! Now after a brief spell in the dining room where it was never seen under a mountain of children’s toys, it now resides in the bedroom covered now in a mountain of clothes. Perhaps one day I’ll sit in the window reading whilst enjoying the comfort of the chair as it’s meant to be experienced. So after 542 words am I any closer to understanding about what it is I love about this chair? No, I don’t think so, I think it’s simply something I love, especially the pair of chairs sat in the Huf Haus featured in Grand Designs. Uhm Huf Haus maybe one for another month?

Changing Skyline

In our April edition we featured plans to try and halt the potential demolition of the old Central School or Manor School building on Ashgate Road. The Council regarded the building as being attractive, locally distinctive and of significant local architectural and historic interest and stated that it made an important contribution to the character and appearance of the Ashgate Road street scene. Chesterfield Borough Council tried to get the building listed status, but in April announced its disappointment at the government’s decision not to do so. The building was a local landmark and its hilltop location meant that, like the famous Crooked Spire and the Town Hall, it could be seen from many miles away. Unlike the other two however, it was not protected and the cost of re-using the existing building was not deemed to be financially viable by developers and the building has been demolished - against a backdrop of disappointment for the loss of the associated local heritage. If you now drive down Boythorpe Road, past Queen Park Sports Centre you’ll see that the skyline has changed (as shown in our pictures). We hope to bring you more news on the new development in a future edition, so watch this space to see what the new building will look like, plans are to relocate the Avondale Medical Practice from Avondale Road. Thanks to Bryan Thompson of the Chesterfield & District Civic Society and Ken Davis of the Chesterfield Photographic Society for the pictures.

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Dear Folks of Chatsworth Road, I would like to thank you all for supporting our first Chatsworth Road Festival. It happened: which was a miracle in itself considering the short time we gave ourselves to make it happen and our budget (non-existent until the last minute, then small). But it did happen and the sun shone on us for the start of the festival. People walked up and down Chatsworth Road to visit familiar places as well as discover some new ones. The popular Food Fair was started and we even had a poem written about Chatsworth Road. We celebrated life on Chatsworth Road which was the Festival’s aim. Now we are starting to plan for the 2012 Festival – well done to those who noticed the word ‘first’ in my opening sentence, yes there will be more. This seems a good moment to explain who we are: * Deirdre Gage from Created Gallery, local resident & Chairperson * Paul Chapman from S40 Local, local resident & Secretary * Colin Harrison local resident & Treasurer * Clare Gage, local resident & artist * Shirley Niblock, local councillor * Sally-Anne Beecham, St Thomas’ Centre co-ordinator We form the Chatsworth Road Festival Group & our aim is to organise the Festival each year. I hope that we can introduce ourselves more in future editions of S40 Local. This year we have given ourselves more time to get to grips with issues like publicity, contacting a larger number of businesses & households along Chatsworth Road and encouraging people to plan more ambitious events to take place during the Festival. We will be announcing a theme for this year’s festival in the next S40 Local but our aim is to celebrate living & working around Chatsworth Road. If you would like to organise an event or offer your help in any way, please contact me or Paul Chapman. Paul’s contact details are at the front of S40 Local and I can be reached through Created Gallery or by email Meanwhile you can follow us on Twitter (@chatsrdfestival), find us on Facebook (Chatsworth Road Festival) or follow our blog (www. Dierdre Gage Created Gallery.


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e featured the Chesterfield Forum in the March 2011 edition of S40 Local - we’d intended to use it as a place where you could dicuss and debate issues raised in the magazine, but it never really took off. Since then some new people have become involved with the Forum and are working hard to revitalise it - so it might be a good time to take another look. “Welcome to the Forum”, is the greeting you’ll get on posting as a new member (newbie) on the Chesterfield Forum. Simply log onto www. to create your new account and become our latest member. Membership is completely free and easy, once up and running you’ll be able to add

It was created and founded by Christopher West a local I.T. professional, who developed it in 2005 after being a member on the Sheffield Forum whilst at university there. The aim being to enable Chesterfield people to congregate, exchange views and share valuable information. As site administrator, Chris and his team of moderators appeal to all members to represent our town openly and fairly whilst staying within the forum rules. With over a thousand members and up to 400 unique hits a day, www.chesterfieldforum. net is a fantastic opportunity for you to embrace discussion. With the help of your membership we hope to achieve steady growth and a forum Chesterfield can be proud of. From whatever walk of life, political persuasion, student or retired, we positively support your involvement and with varied subjects throughout, there’s a topic of interest for everyone. We’ve got a specific area for S40 Local - here you can bring up local topics or discuss something you’ve seen in the magazine - giving you the opportunity to have your say on the things that you’ve read. It’s a relationship that’s supported by the forum and S40 Local - just as we support the interaction of all areas of Chesterfield and all media. Further forum updates are expected in the near future. Chris is currently working on social network integration via Facebook & Twitter. We’ll update you via the forum’s home page (portal) soon!

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your comment and join in discussions on the many local and national debates. As a new member you will be respected like any other and encouraged to add to existing topics or start new ones of your choice.

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Tiger Tots earns its stripes By Matt Kane

Parent and toddler groups have been around for years, but they aren’t just a place where children can let off steam.


hey also have benefits for parents according to Becky Wrath, coordinator for local stay and play group Tiger Tots which meets at Holymoorside Village Hall every Tuesday in term time between 1.30 and 3pm. Tiger Tots provides a place for toddlers and babies to play with toys, use arts and crafts and get involved in seasonal events such as Easter egg hunts and Christmas parties. Becky explains: “Every week we have a different craft so it’s all based around the fine motor skills of preschool and is usually something that I’ve picked up from the Pre School Learning Alliance. “We do all sorts of things - gluing, sticking, painting, leaves and pasta. We have the play-doh out and different colouring things. Halloween Cakes: Made by the Children.

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“At Christmas we had Santa come in, played games, decorated cookies, had a big buffet and held a raffle which raised £65. My brother took some photographs and we used those to make Christmas cards which were really nice.” Having welcomed 26 children through the door for their Christmas bonanza, Tiger Tots usually averages around 11 but is eager to add to their number in the new year. “We’re now trying to build things back up because a lot of the children left to go to school in September and we’ve had mums go back to work. “We would always welcome new faces.” As well as keeping children occupied, the group gives mums and dads a well-earned break and offers those parents who have left work to look after a child the chance to retain an important connection with the outside world. “It’s really important to get out of the house and socialise,” says Becky who speaks from experience having

two children herself including a onemonth-old baby daughter. “A lot of people think it’s easier to stay in but then you end up not talking to people and that can leave you feeling isolated, unsupported and in need of a good chat. It’s about parents breaking that barrier down and having the courage to walk into the Group for the first time. “I always go and greet new people, show them round and stay with them for the first session so that they’re not on their own. The first session is free too so people can just come along and try it out.” The usual cost of a session is £2 per family which includes arts and crafts materials as well as drinks and snacks for parents and children, served by volunteers from the local Women’s Institute at Holymoorside United Reformed Church. Anyone wishing to join the group should contact Becky at beckha1@

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Charity Seeks a Helping Hand By Matt Kane


local charity which has helped hundreds of children meet with a separated parent is now looking for donations to stop it from closure after seeing its funding slashed.


he Chesterfield Child Contact Centre provides a safe and relaxing atmosphere for children to meet with a parent with whom they don’t live (called a ‘contact parent’).

Service) but it’s been severely reduced. We need about £5,000 per year to keep running and if we don’t get enough by this coming April we may have to close.” Through regular meetings at the Centre’s base at the Rose Hill United Reformed Church, children can re-establish a relationship with the contact parent. It also enables trust and confidence to be fostered between both parents allowing them over time to come to their own private

“People have said that they would never have been able to see their child had it not been for us.” Ruth Dornan - who established the Centre with others including her husband Mike in 1992 - said that the grant which helped fund the project had been severely cut placing the service in jeopardy.

arrangements so that the children meet with their parent without needing to use the Centre.

“We have a real problem with funding,” said Ruth.

“We have the capacity to take up to 12 families each week. The Centre is open Saturdays for two two-hour sessions from 12 noon to 4pm.

“We receive a grant from Cafcass (Children and Family Court Advisory and Support

“It’s a supported network so while we will pop our head round the door and help out

wherever needed we don’t constantly supervise parent and child. “There is often a lot of animosity between the partners who have separated. What we provide is a place where the parent who is living with the child feels that they are safe. “We use our old caretaker’s flat at the Church and it’s kitted out just like a home. We have two reasonable sized rooms, a small room, a kitchen, a bathroom as well as a bigger room that older children can use after 1pm for playing football and snooker. “We have several families using the service at any one time. Referral is usually through solicitors or the courts as we don’t accept self-referrals. We’re very busy and there’s often a waiting list.” Feedback from some of the parents who’ve used the Centre shows what an invaluable service Ruth Dornan, Centre Coordinator Sue Goodwin and their team of 25 volunteers provide. “People have said that they would never have been able to see their child had it not been for us. “Whilst it can be extremely difficult at times it is also extremely rewarding to see someone who hasn’t seen their child for months rebuilding a relationship with them.” Anyone who can help with a donation or in any other way should contact Ruth at or Sue at susan.goodwin@, telephone 01246 277422.

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n the December edition we ran three competitions one with Brampton Picture Framing to win a framed Doug Hyde ‘Mr Hirst’ print, and two with Ideal Carpets who donated a hamper from Koo Coffee and Pooky vouchers. Many thanks to all of you who entered, we had a great response. The three lucky winners were Thomas Armstrong-Read who won the Koo Coffee Hamper donated by Kevin Howarth from Ideal Carpets, Jenny Tann winning the Doug Hyde framed print “Mr Hirst” donated by Liam Jacques from Brampton Picture Framing and Catherine Walton, who won the Pooky Vouchers, again donated by Kevin at Ideal Carpets. Huge thanks have to go to Liam and Kevin for donating the prizes and again to all those who entered. Pictured are Liam together with Joshua Tann and his mother Jenny and the “Mr Hirst” print and Kevin with Thomas and his hamper. If you were wondering where the Santas were hiding the page numbers were 2, 20, 22, 27, 28, 31, 32, 46, 66 and 77, and Rolf Harris could often be heard saying “Can you tell what it is yet?” ... I accepted anything close to this!

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Sports News Over the past editions we’ve introduced a few of the area’s athletes, sports stars, one or two local clubs and people who take part in activities around the country and globe. We caught up with a few of them to see how things are progressing. Liam Pitchford: Table Tennis We introduced you to Liam Pitchford from Brimington in the July 2011 issue of S40 Local, well at just 18 he’s now England’s No1 ranked senior player. At the European Senior Championships in Poland in October he beat 5 of the World’s top 100 players including Vladimir Samsonov the current world no.9 and former world no.1. At the World Junior Championships in Bahrain he got to the quarter final of both the singles and mixed doubles, beating the Chinese No.3 seed in the singles.

I’ve been selected for. This could make a huge difference to our results and there are still another two competitions after that before the Olympic selection is confirmed. “I’ve moved back up North, living in Bury in the week, working for o2 as part of their Athlete Career Development Scheme, and come back to Chesterfield at the weekends, mainly to training at Brampton Manor (who are generously supporting me by giving me free membership) and with Wingerworth Fencing Club. So I’m still in the running for a place on the squad, but a lot rests on these next four competitions.”

It’s over a year since we featured fencer, Hannah Lawrence, back in September 2010. Hannah, an ex Brookfield Student from Ashgate was in a strong position to be on the British team for the Olympics. They had 2 years of hard work and training ahead of them, to put them in good shape for winning an Olympic medal on home soil. We asked Hannah, how things were going “It’s not been a good year for me or the team so far, but we still have four competitions (out of 8) before the official Olympic places are confirmed. “As a team, GBR finished the season 16th in the world rankings and I’m currently 6th in the national rankings. We have Budapest Grand Prix and Doha Grand Prix in February, which Page 60 •

In the June edition you were introduced to Keith Singleton, from Holymoorside – he’d come 5th in the International Dance Teachers’ Association’s UK Medallists over 50 mens’ Latin American Competition, dancing with his partner Laura Ling at the fabulous Empress Ballroom Winter Gardens, Blackpool. The next big event was the Regional Qualifiers held in Durham – here’s Keith’s latest update: “It was a hot competition in more ways than one! “Firstly there were five new couples, men who’d turned 50 since last years’ qualifiers, making a total of nine in the competition. I pulled out all the stops and danced into second place, which meant qualification to dance again in the UK finals in Blackpool next April. “Secondly the competition was held during the big heat wave in late September - it was ninety degrees on the floor of the leisure centre in Durham, hot or what!

He’s currently living and training in Germany where he is playing for Ochsenhausen in the Bundesliga first division.

Hannah Lawrence: Fencing

‘Strictly Walton’ Keith Singleton

Adam Stewart: Billiards We last heard from Adam Stewart, of Walton, at the close of the last billiards season in June 2011. So with the new season underway - Adam has played in 3 out of the 4 ranking events and is currently ranked joint top of the national under 19’s league. He’s had a good run, in Leeds Adam finished runner up, in Swinton (North Manchester) he won and in Kings Lynn he again finished first. He’s been selected to play for England in Northern Ireland in January and hopes to represent his country again next July in Austria.

So back to Blackpool in April to see whether I can improve on last year’s fifth place”. Pic of Keith with partner Laura being presented with his 2nd place trophy.

Chesterfield Barbarian’s Cricket Club News Chesterfield Barbarian’s Cricket Club has been awarded the ECB’s clubmark accreditation – a great achievement for the club. The accreditation recognises the club has policies and practices to deliver high quality community cricket in a safe and secure environment, particularly for boys and girls playing cricket. Phil Russell share the latest news “We’ve received a significant grant from Derbyshire Community Foundation over the winter and another from Derbyshire County Council – these will really help us make sure the juniors receive the best coaching and facilities we can provide. “If you’re interested in joining in the club’s success, we’re always looking for club sponsors or people to sponsor a team or a match ball - please ring Phil Russell on 01246 272412, or email: philip@prussell63. “So looking forward to next season - the club will run as many junior teams as necessary to accommodate all the youngsters, we had about 90 kids last year, and the club has several coaches and members intending to undertake their coaching qualifications this winter. “We’ll also be running girls only coaching sessions for year 7 and below. Many of our girls represented Chesterfield in winning the County Junior School Girls Kwik Cricket competition, qualifying for the Midlands Regional Finals and going through to the National Asda Kwik Cricket Finals at Derbyshire County Cricket ground last year and we’re keen to follow this up again this year. “We reported previously that the girls didn’t win, but they did extremely well and five of them were chosen for Derbyshire Girls. “If any girls out there would like to have a go at kwik cricket or hardball cricket you’ll be welcome to join our

winter training sessions”. If you’re interested in junior cricket please contact Jon Denby on 01246 271245 or Alan Slack on 01246 274922. Winter indoor training starts in January at Brookfield Community School as follows:Sundays from 8 January 2012: 14:30 - 16:00 - School year 6 and below, 16:00 - 17:30 - Years 7 - 10. Mondays from 9 January 2012: 19:30 - 21:00 - School year 9 upwards plus adults. Thursdays from 12 January 2012: 18:30 - 20:00 - GIRLS ONLY - year 7 and below.

Brampton Brewery FC After a three week break the Brampton Brewery Football Club (BBFC) are desperate to get back playing football. Here’s the match report from the previous five games. - Runaway league leaders AFC Moonrakers were their first opposition in November - with them averaging 5+ goals per game, this was going to be tough. True to form, they continued their winning ways and BBFC lost 4 - nil.

match. Going down to 10 men after 39 minutes, then 9 after 57 minutes, BBFC conceded 4 goals. Liam Roberts was their only scorer of a single goal – the most disappointing match of the season so far. - Oxcroft United hosted the 11 December match – it was difficult to play on a very muddy pitch, but 2 more goals from in-form striker Liam Roberts saw BBFC come out as 2 - nil winners. Daniel Nowak player / manager was awarded November “Player of the Month”. We’re nearing the halfway point in the season, with three games in hand on most teams. Daniel would like to once again thank the team’s main sponsor, Brampton Brewery and the Tramway Tavern, for their continued support and the Derbyshire Community Foundation. Dan explains “When Alex and I decided to set the club up, we wrote to the Derbyshire Community Foundation for help with funding. Luckily for us, they supported our application and we received a grant which has made the financial side of things much easier in our first season.”

- Remembrance Sunday saw a 3-1 victory for BBFC over third placed Holmebrook Tavern 2nd XI. Two goals from Liam Roberts and one from Dane Wadsworth-Thurnham secured the points. - The first round of the Hutson cup saw BBFC play another Chatsworth Road team, the Masons Arms. Paul Hirst got his name on the score sheet and Nowak hit the crossbar twice but bragging rights go down Chatsworth Road to the “Masons” who scored 4 and progressed to the second round. This game saw BBFC receiving their first yellow card of the season. - Later in November BBFC visited North Wingfield Miners Welfare on an extreme windy morning. Following the yellow card of the previous week things went from bad to worse, two BBFC lads were shown straight reds in a turbulent

Thank you for all the updates and good luck to all our local sports stars. If you’re involved with sport locally and would like to be featured here, please get in touch.

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Community News Walton Dam: Community Christmas Tree A few days before the big day we went down to have a look at the Christmas Tree between Somersall Park and Walton Dam. We took along a couple of baubles for the kids to hang on the tree and were amazed with what we saw on arrival. The tree was bursting with decorations, some even appeared to have been hand knitted. It looked great and although the pictures don’t really do it justice it was a really nice touch to the woodland walk. “the Christmas tree along the path between the Dam and the Park looks fantastic this year - must be your encouragement for us all to contribute decorations in the Dec. S40! Do hope someone took a photo”. Margaret Marcombe. Thank you to everyone who went along to decorate the tree. Does anyone fancy arranging a carol service there next year?

Storrs Road Methodist Church Centre: Refurbishment Project New uPVC windows and exterior pebble dash rendering have lightened and modernised the exterior view of the building in the first phase of this full refurbishment project. The project will also update the kitchen and toilet facilities - to modern standards, improve storage, renew most of the floor coverings and repair/re-polish the wooden hall floor. Finally, a full re-painting programme will make the interior lighter and more attractive.

The work has been made possible from grants and local fund-raising. Community groups already using the building are looking forward to the greatly improved facilities amd there are spaces available for other groups or individuals who are interested in using the space. If you want to find out more please contact the Centre Secretary on 01246 566189.

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January and February January and February can be the coldest months, however there is still plenty to do in the garden. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Tidy any remaining leaves and rubbish. Force rhubarb - put a bucket on top of it. Reshape and repair lawn edges – but don’t walk on the lawn if there is a frost on it. Chit potato tubers in February Prune and reshape: • Deciduous bushes, trees and hedges such as hawthorn, beech, hazel, apple, pears, roses. pyracanthus, and cotoneaster. • Wisteria • Ornamental vines such as virginia creeper • In February prune, buddleia, hydrangea, lavertera, ceanothus, hardy fuchsias and winter flowering shrubs that have finished flowering such as viburnum Plant or transplant deciduous trees, shrubs and hedges Put your lawn mower in for a service and drain any fuel from any petrol powered tools such as hedgecutters– it doesn’t keep! Keep an eye on your pond to make sure it does not freeze over. If it does rest a hot pan on the surface to melt a hole in the ice. Do not crack the ice – it stresses the fish ! Keep putting food out for birds. If you have not done so already, clear your borders and veg patch of weeds and cover them with either well rotted manure or compost.

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Thank you and goodnight. I quite like Christmas; not in an ‘over-excited-everythingrevolves-around-Christmas-and-the-world-has-to-stopfunctioning-for-one-day’ way but more in an appreciative way.


like it simply because I get the opportunity to spend more time with my family. In fact, you could take all of the Christmassy stuff away and just leave me with my family and I would probably be perfectly happy with the arrangement. However, I honestly don’t mind Christmas buzzing around in the background as long as it stays at arms length and in second place to my family time. Besides, Christmas is the one time of the year that Margo is slightly more forgiving if I am a little ‘bilious’ the next morning due to a few festive related beverages the night before, so every cloud… Admittedly though, Christmas, does start to get annoying and by the time January arrives I am delighted to see the back of it. I get to the point where I yearn to reclaim my living room from the decorations and I can tell that Margo is eager to whip round with a duster without

flirting ornamental snowmen or Christmas cards into oblivion. I have usually reached my Quality Street consumption limit and have slowly begun to lose the battle against the ever increasing heartburn due to those lovely little ‘party snack’ savoury items which are never more than an arms length away. I think I am losing the will to watch television anymore; of course, I would love nothing more than to watch Gremlins again, for the eighth time, or The Wizard of Oz for that matter and admittedly I am slightly tempted to campaign for the continuation of anything with Chris Tarrant, Noel Edmunds or Philip Schofield in a broad array of knitted jumpers but alas I will fight it. The festive fun and frolics needs to end… please. Mind you it hasn’t all been bad. Christmas is a time of ‘festive cheer’ and I am not one to miss a beverage, so in retrospect, Christmas can move into third place behind ‘family time’ and ‘festive cheer’. I love it that for only one point in the year it suddenly becomes perfectly acceptable for everyman and his dog to triple the cost of their average shop by purchasing vast quantities of heavily discounted alcohol, easily enough to accommodate a lengthy visit from Keith Richards or Oliver Reid. Which inevitably brings me on to the delights of Christmas supermarket shopping; Christmas is without a doubt a time of the year which cannot fail to impress the most committed of bargain hunters. ‘Buy one get 12 free’, ‘less than an

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eighteenth off the marked price’, ‘25% off if you purchase enough to warrant the use of a crane to load it into your car’…. And busy? Where are all of these people the rest of the year? I am convinced that if an alien landed in Tesco’s any time in December, they would leave planet Earth convinced that Chesterfield had the same population as Beijing (providing the alien had also visited Beijing of course). I am still trying to understand where on earth all that “£6 per tonne” of ‘Scottish Smoked Salmon’ really comes from; it can’t actually be Scotland surely? Scotland must have more lakes than Canada looking at the rate they can churn out smoked salmon. It’s a mystery. Obviously on the face of things, I might not really love Christmas but would definitely not want it any other way. And I might only love it because my children love it or I get the chance to enjoy a few more glasses of wine than usual but as far as I am concerned, that’s more than enough of a good reason. I hope you all had a great Christmas and an enjoyable New Year, enjoy packing it all away… and thank you for reading. Happy New Year. Will Jackson

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