no. 36 August 2012 The community magazine for Ashgate, Brampton, Brookside, Holymoorside, Somersall and Walton.
Welcome to the August edition of S40 Local. As I write we’re enjoying an interlude in the wet weather - so fingers crossed for some more sunny of days during the rest of the holidays. Well it seems to have been another month of British historic events, with the Olympic torch travelling through Chesterfield at the end of June and the Olympics in full swing in London after the fantastic opening ceremony (well I thought it was!) - so we’ve a couple of Olympic related articles for you. I also seem to have spent a lot of time this month away from S40 Local, and there are two reasons for this - firstly I watched every stage of the Tour de France, I’ve felt elation at Bradley Wiggins’ win and was amazed at how calm and collected team Sky were throughout the event, controlling and performing with military precision. Just such a shame that the same approach failed to work with a smaller team as they tried to control the Olympic Road race. Great news, as I type, British cyclist Lizzie Armitstead has just secured Silver in the women’s road race - medal no. 1 for Team GB. Closer to home I’ve been consumed with the plans for the Walton Works. A number of people contacted me following the article about the plans in the last edition with their concerns about the impact of more supermarkets, so I felt I had to revisit it in this edition. I try through S40 Local to always present a balanced view, so in this edition I’ve featured the developers view of the plan, thanks to Alastair Close from Property Potential Ltd and I’ve also included an article which gives an alternative perspective. This is my perspective and could be very different from the majority view - but reflects recent conversations I’ve had with many people in the area. If you do have a view on these proposals, supportive or otherwise, I encourage you to make that view heard by writing to the council or the developers - who are still considering the application and the proposals. I hope you enjoy this edition, we’re taking a much needed break in August so the next edition will be an Autumn edition, combined September/October. Please remember to mention S40 Local if you use any of the advertisers in the magazine, or if you use any that don’t advertise it would be great if you could recommend us! Enjoy the rest of the summer. Paul
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What’s On Until 1 September
Chesterfield Museum: 'George Stephenson - his life and legacy' - an exhibition about Chesterfield's most famous Victorian resident.
Until 29 September
Chesterfield Museum: Reincarnated Rubbish. Discover the creative creations made out of recycled materials by artist, Val Hunt. Chesterfield Museum & Art Gallery. Open 10am - 4pm (closed Wednesdays and Sundays) free entry. For details contact the Chesterfield Museum on 01246 345727.
Saturday 4 to Monday 6 August
The Chesterfield Art Club Art Exhibition and sale of member's original paintings - Bakewell Town Hall, DE45 1BT. Open Daily from 10am to 5pm - admission free - refreshments available. For further information about the exhibition, or club, please phone Terry on 01246 416565
Sunday 5 August Chesterfield Cricket: Derbyshire Academy Challenge. Challenge match at Queen's Park. Contact Mike Taylor on 07790 777483. Sunday 5 August 'The Way’ at Walton Evangelical Church. 3 - 4:30pm. A group for adults with learning disabilities. You are welcome to join us for a special 'Songs of Praise' followed by a bring and share picnic. Carers welcome. Call free on 0808 108 2354. Thursday 9 August
Singing for the Brain @ St John's Church Centre, Walton Back Lane 2 - 4pm. Anyone with dementia or any similar condition is very welcome to come along with their carers and enjoy an afternoon of tea, cake, song, chat and fun. Staff from Alzheimer's Society will be on hand for advice. For more information contact the Alzheimer's society on 01246 223366.
Thursday 9 August
Chesterfield Evening Townswomen's Guild is holding a Garden Party at 26 Larch Way, Brockwell, 2pm to 4pm. Come along and meet the members over tea and cakes! Further details from the Secretary 01246 455110.
Saturday 11 August
Chesterfield Cats Protection: Summer Fair at Rose Hill United Reformed Church - near the Town Hall. Open 10.00 am to 2.30 pm - free admission. Refreshments, tombola, raffle, games, cake stall, home made crafts, CP merchandise, bargains galore! Contact: Gill 01246 209946.
Saturday 11 August
Chesterfield Cricket: Spondon. Premier League match at Queen's Park. Contact Mike Taylor on 07790 777483.
Sunday 12 August
Scarecrow Building Workshop. A workshop is to be held at Holymoorside Village Hall from 2 - 4pm for anyone wanting to take part and needing help or inspiration.
Monday 13 August
Diabetes UK - Chesterfield & North Derbyshire Voluntary Group monthly meeting: “GUIDE DOGS FOR THE BLIND”. In the Education Centre, adjacent to Car Parks 5 & 6 at Chesterfield Royal Hospital, Calow at 7.30pm. The meetings are free and open to all – refreshments are available after the meeting. Contact: Alan Kirk on 01246 233539
Wednesday 15 August
Chesterfield Cricket: MCC East Midlands v North West. Regional Game at Queen's Park. Contact Mike Taylor on 07790 777483.
Thursday 16 August
Chesterfield Jazz Club: Jeanie Barton – swinging London based singer who’s a regular with the likes of Jean Toussaint – www.jeaniebarton.com Chesterfield Jazz Club, Chester Street, Chesterfield S40 1DL. Tickets available call 07764 587 258 / 07980 491 048 or online at www.chesterfieldjazz.com.
Thursday 16 August
The Image & Colour Emporium 10% Evening. Special offer evening - 10% off all purchases or consultations booked on the night. Free admission/refreshments. For detail see advert on page 67.
Friday 17 August
Brampton Manor Friday Night Live: Offenders. 8pm onwards. For details contact Brampton Manor on 01246 277760 or www.brampton-manor.com
Sunday 19 August
350th Anniversary of the 'Great Ejection' Elder Yard Unitarian Chapel at 3.00pm, a service of remembrance. This event marked the beginning of non-conformity and the founding of Elder Yard - the first non-conformist place of worship in Chesterfield.
Monday 20 August to 2nd September
Holymoorside Scarecrow Trail. To coincide with the Walton and Holymoorside Arts Festival, the Well Dressing and Fun Day.Contact: Judy Farley on 01246567757 or email email@example.com.
Wed 22 to Mon 27 August
Art exhibition at St. Peter's Church in Holymoorside. Part of the Well Dressing, the blessing of the Well takes place on Thursday evening at 7.00pm. Entry is free to the exhibition and we welcome exhibits of arts and crafts from all in the communities. For details contact the Secretary on 566367. Exhibition opening times: Wed 22nd - 7:30pm Preview, with cheese and wine (£1.50), Thu 23rd - 11am to 8pm, Fri 24th and Sat 25th - 11am to 6pm, Sun 26th - 2 - 6pm and Mon 27th - 11am to 4pm.
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What’s On Thursday 23 to Monday 27 August
"Celebrations" A Flower Festival at the Holymoorside United Reformed Church. August Bank Holiday Weekend. Open Thursday 23rd - 6pm to 8pm, Friday 24th - 11am to 5pm, Saturday 25th - 11am to 4pm, Sunday 26th - 11am to 5pm and Monday 27th - 11am to 4pm. Details call 01246 568546.
Thursday 23 August
Songs of Praise @ St John's Church Centre, Walton Back Lane 2pm to 3:30pm. Did you grow up going to Sunday school? Do you remember singing every morning in school assembly? If you enjoy the traditional old hymns and the memories they bring back, come and join us for tea, song and chat at our simple worship afternoon. Everyone is welcome including anyone with dementia or any similar condition and their carers. For more information contact Rachel on 01246 71313.
Friday 24 to Monday 27 August
Fun Fair in Queen’s Park. For information please call Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre on 01246 345777/8 or visit www.visitchesterfield.info
Friday 24 August Brampton Manor Friday Night Live: making Tribes. 8pm onwards. For details contact Brampton Manor on 01246 277760 or www.brampton-manor.com Saurday 25 August
Open Air Theatre ‘Pride and Prejudice’ at Renishaw Hall. For information please call Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre on 01246 345777/8 or visit www.visitchesterfield.info
Sunday 26 August
Chesterfield Cricket: Alvaston & Boulton. Premier League match at Queen's Park. Contact Mike Taylor on 07790 777483.
Sunday 26 August
Summer Songs of Praise Service 10:45am at the Gospel Mission, Old Road, Brampton. All welcome.
Sunday 26 August
Brampton Manor: Barn Dance & folk festival. 2:30pm featuring The Down Trodden String Band. For details contact Brampton Manor on 01246 277760 or www.brampton-manor.com
Monday 27 August
Summer Bank Holiday - ALL DAY
Monday 27 August
Brampton Manor: 80's Bank Holiday with Donna Ramsdale. For details contact Brampton Manor on 01246 277760 or www.brampton-manor.com
Monday 27 August
August Bank Holiday Market & Table Top Sale. For information please call Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre on 01246 345777/8 or visit www.visitchesterfield.info
Monday 27 August
‘Crooked Spire’ Church Open Day and Tower Tour. For information please call Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre on 01246 345777/8 or visit www.visitchesterfield.info
Wed 29 to Friday Rendezvous at St Thomas' Centre. A three day event for seniors. Contact Sally-Anne on 279916 for details. 31 Aug Friday 31 August
Brampton Manor Friday Night Live: Origin. 8pm onwards. For details contact Brampton Manor on 01246 277760 or www.brampton-manor.com
Saturday 1 September
Chesterfield Cricket: Ockbrook & Borrowash. Premier League match at Queen's Park. Contact Mike Taylor on 07790 777483.
Saturday 1 September
Brampton Food Market at St Thomas' Centre. 10am to 2pm, free entry.
Saturday 1 September
Party in the Park, Big Bands in Bakewell Show Ground. CANCELLED Unfortunately this event has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances, sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.
Sunday 2 September
'The Way’ at Walton Evangelical Church. 3 - 4:30pm. A group for adults with learning disabilities. You are welcome to join us for tea and biscuits followed by a short talk and activities such as craft, drama, singing. Carers welcome. Call free on 0808 108 2354.
Sunday 2 September
Revolution House: Music from the English Civil War. Enjoy music from the 17th century and find out about the instruments used with Squeake's Noyse. Revolution House - 11am - 4pm, Fri, Sat, Sun and Bank Holidays, free entry. For details contact the Chesterfield Museum on 01246 345727.
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What’s On Monday 3 to Friday 7 September
Chesterfield Well Dressing Under Construction. For information please call Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre on 01246 345777/8 or visit www.visitchesterfield.info
Tuesday 4 September
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 4 September
Chesterfield & District Family History Society: AGM followed by Naval Warfare to natal care - a talk by Colin McCall. Meet at 7:30pm at St Hugh's Roman Catholic Church, Littlemoor, Chesterfield. Non members welcome, small charge to cover refreshments. For details call Marion Yeldham on 01246 274535. www.cadfhs.org.uk.
Wednesday 5 September
Holymoorside Horticultural Society: A talk by Elizabeth Broome – Containers for the Winter Garden. 8pm at the United Reformed Church Meeting Room, Holymoorside. Visitors are always welcome at our meetings. For details contact Trevor Gee (Secretary) 01246 569059.
Friday 7 September
Brampton Manor Friday Night Live: Fire Wire. 8pm onwards. For details contact Brampton Manor on 01246 277760 or www.brampton-manor.com
Saturday 8 September
Day of Dance, Rykneld Square, Chesterfield. For information please call Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre on 01246 345777/8 or visit www.visitchesterfield.info
Saturday 8 September
Holymoorside Horticultural Society: Autumn Show. Held in the Holymoorside Village Hall. 2:30 - 4:30pm. For details contact Trevor Gee (Secretary) 01246 569059.
Saturday 8 to Saturday 15 September
Chesterfield Well Dressing. For information please call Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre on 01246 345777/8 or visit www.visitchesterfield.info
Saturday 8 September to Wednesday 31 October
Chesterfield Museum: 'A Touch of Glass' - an exhibition exploring glass making in Chesterfield. Chesterfield Museum & Art Gallery 10am - 4pm (closed Wednesdays and Sundays) free entry. For details contact the Chesterfield Museum on 01246 345727.
Sunday 9 September
Chesterfield Cricket: Swarkestone. Premier League match at Queen's Park. Contact Mike Taylor on 07790 777483.
Monday 10 September
Diabetes UK - Chesterfield & North Derbyshire Voluntary Group monthly meeting: '“THE BENEFITS OF EXERCISE” Speaker: Health Promotions Team. In the Education Centre, adjacent to Car Parks 5 & 6 at Chesterfield Royal Hospital, Calow at 7.30pm. The meetings are free and open to all – refreshments are available after the meeting. Contact: Alan Kirk on 01246 233539
Monday 10 September
NEDIAS: “The 'Wonderful' Age of Steam” A talk by Patsie Jarman on The Rise of Steam power during the Industrial Revolution- Visitors welcome. 7.30pm at St Thomas' Church Centre, Chatsworth Road, Brampton. NOTE the new venue. Info from Cliff on 01246 234212.
Tuesday 11 September
Holymoorside Film: "The Iron Lady" A look at the life of Margaret Thatcher and the price she paid for power. Brilliant Oscar-winning performance by Meryl Streep with Jim Broadbent as Dennis. Cert 12A. Starts at 8.00pm Holymoorside Village Hall. See www.holymoorsidearts.co.uk or call Ann 01246 567118.
Thursday 13 September
Singing for the Brain @ St John's Church Centre, Walton Back Lane 2 - 4pm. Anyone with dementia or any similar condition is very welcome to come along with their carers and enjoy an afternoon of tea, cake, song, chat and fun. Staff from Alzheimer's Society will be on hand for advice. For more information contact the Alzheimer's society on 01246 223366.
Thursday 13 September
Chesterfield Evening Townswomen's Guild. 7.00pm in the Winding Wheel. Speaker Janet Murphy "The Black and White Buildings of Chesterfield". Contact the Secretary on 01246 455110 for further details.
Thursday 13 September
Tea Dance @ Fairplay. A monthly Tea Dance at the Fairplay Centre, Alexandra Road. 1pm to 3pm £3. Enjoy music, tea and cake. Parking available in the top right hand corner of Mecca Bingo Car Park. For details please call the Fairplay office on 01246 203963. www.fair-play.co.uk
Friday 14 September
Brampton Manor Friday Night Live: Grassoline. 8pm onwards. For details contact Brampton Manor on 01246 277760 or www.brampton-manor.com
Friday 14 September
Little Chatterboxes' - New weekly group for all children aged 18 months to 3 years run by a Speech and Language Therapist. Developing all the skills children need to become happy, confident communicators. 9:30am at St Thomas' Church Centre. Contact Claire to book 07909047937 and visit www.chatterslt.co.uk
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What’s On Saturday 15 September
Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice Coffee Morning – 10am to 12 noon at Christadelphian Church 19a Sheffield Road Chesterfield. Cakes books bric-a-brac gifts etc on sale. Visit web site www. chesterfieldchristadelphians.org.uk
Saturday 15 September
Explore the land of Ancient Egypt. The Society for the Study of Ancient Egypt at the Chesterfield Library Lecture Theatre. Hear the stories of those pioneering explorers including the likes of Napoleon Bonaparte accompanied by some of the early photographs. For more detail please contact the SSAE on 01246 276771 or 01142 581856.
Thursday 20 September
Chesterfield Jazz Club: Alex Garnett – top class Ronnie Scott’s regular saxophonist Chesterfield Jazz Club, Chester Street, Chesterfield S40 1DL. Tickets available call 07764 587 258 / 07980 491 048 or online at www.chesterfieldjazz.com.
Friday 21 September
Messy Church at Storrs Road Methodist Church from 3:30 - 5pm - ‘Two by Two’. Families are invited to come along have fun and join in with crafts, singing, games, worship time and a light meal. Places must be booked to assist catering. Tel 01246 274021 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday 21 September
"Come Fly with Me - A flower arranging demonstration" by Ada Fawthrop, a local demonstrator, to be held at Storrs Road Methodist Church Centre at 7.30pm. Anyone interested in flower arranging or who would enjoy an entertaining evening is invited to attend. Tickets £4 available by contacting the Organiser on 206760 or on the door."
Friday 21 September
Soroptimist International Chesterfield & District: Quiz night 7:30 pm at Club Chesterfield. Includes Pie & Pea supper, all proceeds to Soroptimist charities. Contact Anne Thompson on 01246 566448 for tickets.
Saturday 22 September
Car Free Day. Leave the car at home and get from A to B by bike. Often one short commute can get you hooked. See www.worldcarfree.net/wcfd for more detail.
Saturday 22 September
Chesterfield Hosts The Midlands Cycle Forum. The Chesterfield Cycle Campaign hosts the next meet of the forum. See website below for more detail. www.pedals.org.uk/east_midlands_cyclists_forum
Sunday 23 September
Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Launch Service 10:45am at the Gospel Mission, Old Road, Brampton. Hear about this year's Shoebox campaign and learn how you can help. If you have any empty shoeboxes please bring to service. Refreshments will be served afterwards.
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What’s On Sunday 23 September
Sunday School Open Morning 11:45am to 12:15pm at the Gospel Mission, Old Road, Brampton. Any parents or grand parents who are interested in a lively and active Sunday School for their children and grand children are invited to come along to see a short presentation about the Sunday School's activities and meet the children, other parents and Sunday School teachers.
Monday 24 September
Brampton Living History Group: 'Pleasure Palace' A talk by Mr I. Morgan. Held in St. Thomas’ Church Parish Centre, Chatsworth Road, at 7.30pm. Admission Charge £1.50. ALL WELCOME.
Thursday 27 September
Songs of Praise @ St John's Church Centre, Walton Back Lane 2pm to 3:30pm. Did you grow up going to Sunday School? Do you remember singing every morning in school assembly? If you enjoy the traditional old hymns and the memories they bring back, come and join us for tea, song and chat at our simple worship afternoon. Everyone is welcome including anyone with dementia or any similar condition and their carers. For more information contact Rachel on 01246 271313.
Friday 28 September
Messy Church at Storrs Road Methodist Church from 3:30pm to 5pm - ‘Two by Two’. Families are invited to come along have fun and join in with crafts, singing, games, worship time and a light meal. Places must be booked to assist catering. Tel 01246-274021 or email email@example.com
Friday 28 September
Holymoorside Film: "My Week with Marilyn" A delightful movie documenting the tension between Sir Lawrence Olivier and Marilyn Monroe during filming of The Prince and The Showgirl. Stars: Michelle Williams, Eddie Redmayne and Kenneth Branagh. Cert 15. Starts at 7.30pm Holymoorside Village Hall. See www.holymoorsidearts.co.uk or call Ann 01246 567118.
Saturday 29 September
September Beetle Drive at the Gospel Mission at 2:30pm at the Gospel Mission, Old Road, Brampton. Also several stalls, including crafts and a prize draw. Just £2 admission to include drinks and cake. Come and have a fun afternoon. All proceeds to Macmillan Cancer Support.
Saturday 29 September
Quiz Night at Storrs Road Methodist Church Centre. Starts 7pm organised by the Wesley Guild, donations to go to Christian Aid. There will be a ‘Bring & Share’ supper. All are welcome to come along.
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By Matt Kane It seems that recently everyone from Apprentice star Adam Corbally to Government minister Eric Pickles to high street guru Mary Portas has been extolling the virtues of ‘buying locally’. It’s a cause that, as you can imagine, is very close to our hearts here at S40 Local as well.
“The message from Sally-Anne is clear. Use it or risk losing it.”
One way of doing all your local food shopping under one roof is at the Brampton Food Market which next opens its doors on Saturday 1 September 2012 from 10am at the St Thomas’ Centre on Chatsworth Road. Almost one year after launching, the Market is continuing to do a steady stream of trade but don’t get too complacent just yet. A combination of some iffy weather over recent months and competing events around the town have had an effect on numbers, as Market organiser and Centre manager Sally-Anne Beecham explains. “We started the Food Market because the community wanted it but we were always conscious of people who told us that the numbers wouldn’t hold up forever. “We don’t make a lot of money out of it, enough basically to clean the building after the Market and to do a bit of publicity. “The opening events attracted 7-800, and the Christmas one pulled in over 1,000 as you would expect, but just lately we’ve been averaging 3-400 and we want to do better.”
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The message from Sally-Anne is clear. Use it or risk losing it. Now that the weather has picked up there is no better time to get the family down to the St Thomas’ Centre on a Saturday morning to see the best quality food that S40 has to offer. And Sally-Anne and her team have plenty of other treats in store for first-time or familiar visitors. There’s even special events planned for October and December. “We’re going to be acting as the ‘opening ceremony’ so to speak for the Chatsworth Road Festival where the theme is The World on our Doorstep. “So we’ll be joined by the Asian Society who will be doing some Asian-style cuisine and we’ll be having a big birthday cake to mark our first anniversary which will be cut by the Mayor of Chesterfield. “Then, for the Christmas Market, we’re going to be opening up the Church and having crafts in there as well as food on sale in the Centre. “We’re also hoping to have a choir singing carols and roasted chestnuts just to add to the Christmassy vibe.” In addition to the Market’s special guests, regular stallholders Calabria, The Loaf, Walker’s Veg, Lambrelli’s and Moss Valley Meats will be on hand to provide fresh local produce at affordable prices. And for those of you who are thinking of dipping your business toes into the market place, stalls at the Market cost only £15 a pitch. For more information contact Sally-Anne Beecham at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Regular Events Anytime
Ashgate Hospice: Come Dine at Mine! Hold a dinner party in aid of Ashgate Hospice. An exciting way to raise money, whilst socialising with your family and friends. For further information please contact Alison Ward‐Foster on 01246 567250 or email email@example.com. Parish Centre 91, Sheffield Road, Stonegravels: Rooms are available for hire for educational, social and vocational activities from £5 per hour, including children’s and family parties. Modern kitchen and full disabled access. For information contact us on 01246 209433 or firstname.lastname@example.org 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 www.brampton-manor.com Tots Café at St Thomas' Centre. An informal get together for parents/carers. Call 01246 279916 for info.
Chesterfield Market: Call Chesterfield Visitor Info. Centre on 01246 345777/8 or visit www.visitchesterfield.info
William Rhodes Primary and Nursery School Community Choir: Every Monday 3:30pm to 4:30pm, our 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! Come along and join in. Contact Cindy Clark on 01246 234626. 2nd Chesterfield Boys Brigade: Boys and girls age 6 - 18 at Storrs Road Methodist Church Centre. Every Monday during term time, starts 6pm. Contact 01246 274021 or email@example.com 1st Brampton Moor Brownies: Meet at Brampton Moor Methodist Church, starting 6pm. Contact the Brownie guider on 01246 272678 for further details. Linedancing (Intermediates): 1 - 2:45pm Hasland Village Hall, Eastwood Park, Hasland. Further details - contact Kathryn on 01246 569053. Cock and Magpie Morris: 8 - 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 www. cockandmagpiemorris.org.uk Holymoorside Band Rehearsals: non-contesting brass band that play a variety of concerts. We encourage all abilities and rehearse every Monday and Friday in the United Reform Church at Holymoorside, from 7:45 - 9:45pm. Instruments are available. Enquiries@holymoorsideband.co.uk or 01246 566691/ 568745 Guide Dogs Chesterfield: Meet 7:30pm every 3rd Monday at The Rose and Crown, 104 Old Road S40 2QT. We welcome new volunteers. For further information please contact Gabbie Pattison on 07525 248740 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org or via Facebook - Guide Dogs Chesterfield). RSPB Chesterfield Local Group: 7:15pm to 9:15pm at the Winding Wheel. Illustrated talks, refreshments, bird food sales. All welcome. Contact: Alan Goddard 01246 230244 or visit www.rspb.org.uk/groups/chesterfield Mes Amis - Champagne Knitters: 5 - 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. Cycle rides for the retired with Chesterfield Spire Cycle Club: meet Queen's Park Sports Centre at 9:30am every Tuesday and Thursday (dependent on weather). Slow easy pace, good company, visits to cafes. Our pace is of the slowest, we wait for everyone. Call Dave Scrivener on 01246 455525 or turn up. Spire Laughter Club: Takes place above Dents Chemists at the Nenna Kind Cancer Drop In Centre at 2pm. A yoga therapy with laughter at it's centre so why not come and laugh with us whilst improving your health and happiness. It's like yoga but you're not tied in knots! Call Karen for details on 01246 862790. Knit and Natter: 10am - 12:30pm at St Thomas' Centre. An informal gathering for people who enjoy doing craft together. All ages, all abilities. Ring 01246 279916 for more information. Progressive Whist Drive: Holymoorside Community Centre. 2 - 4pm. £2 per person. Everyone is welcome so long as they can play whist. If people wish to attend they do not need a partner, just turn up. For details contact Don on 01246 568204. The Olive Branch ‘Drop In’: Brampton Moor Methodist Church, Chatsworth Road. Every Tuesday 10am to 1:30pm. Refreshments available. All welcome. Tuesday Worship: St John's Church, Walton Back Lane. Please join us for Tuesday Worship from 11.30am to 12:15pm, followed by a hot lunch in the Church Centre (usual cost is £2.00 per person). Chesterfield Garland/Clog Dancers: 7:30 - 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 visit www.chesterfieldgarland.org.uk 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 www.chesterfieldfilmmakers.weebly.com Rose & Crown, Old Road: General Knowledge Quiz every Tuesday night - gallon of ale for the winner. Music quiz last Sunday of each month, gallon of ale for the winner & rolling cash prize for 100% score. Linedancing (Improvers): 3 - 4:15pm, Brampton Manor, Brampton. Members FREE, Non-Members £4.50 Contact Kathryn on 01246 569053. Quiz Night @Brampton Manor: Contact Brampton Manor on 01246 277760 or www.brampton-manor.com
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. (Term time only).
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Alt Tuesdays 1st and 3rd Tuesdays 2nd Tuesday
2nd Tuesday 3rd Tuesday
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Wednesday Wednesday Wednesdays (Term Time) 1st Wednesday 2nd Wednesday 3rd Wednesday 3rd Wednesday 4th Wednesday Last Wednesday Last Wednesday Thursday Thursday Thursday
Freehand Writers Group: Meets alternate Tuesday eve at Brampton Manor. We are an informal group of people who all share an interest in writing. New members welcome. For details email email@example.com or website www.freehandgroup.wordpress.com or call Dawn on 01246 569705. Bible Study Group: 7pm at the Gospel Mission Congregational Church. Contact Tina: 01246 557719. Come to TimeOut on Tuesdays a new community group. Storrs Road Church Centre 21st Aug 2 - 4pm. Have a chat over a cuppa, make new friends. Join in with table games - Scrabble, cards, dominoes etc to play for fun; table tennis or bring a craft - just come and enjoy yourself. All ages welcome, £2 per session incl refreshments. Holymoorside Women's Institute: 2 - 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. Chesterfield Cycle Campaign: Meetings 7pm at the Town Hall. Contact Alastair on 01246 520820. Chesterfield & District Vegetable and Fruit Growers: 7:30pm at the Committee Room, Holymoorside Village Hall, S42 7DX. Come and join us to share your gardening experiences, beginners welcome. Contact John 01246 569515, Malcolm 01246 569948 or just turn up. No meeting in AUGUST. 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. Please call Janine on 01246 204851 ext 304. www.nederbyshiredownssyndromegroup.co.uk Brampton Social & Activities Group: 10am - 12:30pm. A chance for people on their own to chat, play games, tea or coffee. A friendly atmosphere, day trips etc. Now at St Thomas Centre, Chatsworth Road. Linedancing (Easy Intermediates) from 11:10am - 12:20pm, Brampton Manor. Members FREE, Non-Members £4.50 Contact Kathryn on 01246 569053. Holymoorside Craft Group: 2pm - 4pm in the Committee Room, Holymoorside Village Hall. An informal, welcoming group. Any crafting goes such as papercraft, embroidery, knitting, sewing, drawing etc just bring your current project. Contact: Cynthia on 01246 569103. Please note: No meetings in June, July or August as we have a summer break. Meetings recommence on Wednesday 5th September, at 2pm. Summer Evening Group Road Cycling. Meet every Wednesday 5:45pm onwards at Pelican Cycles, 1 Old Road, Brampton. Ride departs circa 6:15 - 6:30pm. Return around 8:45pm/9pm. Circa 35 miles. For more details contact Pelican Cycles on 01246767078. Brampton Ladies Club: 7:15pm for 7:45pm start at Storrs Road Methodist Church. Meetings held every Wednesday during school term time with a speaker or social activity. Details 01246 272333. Bible Class: 7:30 - 8:30pm at Christadelphian Church 19a Sheffield Road Chesterfield. Topics presented for study and discussion. Visit our web site www.chesterfieldchristadelphians.org.uk Free Voices Community Choir. The Friends Meeting House, Brockwell Lane - 7:15 - 9pm. We are a non-performing choir who sing for enjoyment. No need to be able to read music. Contact Helen on 01246 237937 or helend@ uwclub.net Green Drinks: An opportunity for like-minded people from any background to get together for a fun, relaxed, interesting evening once a month. Starts at 7pm and the location varies so please check at www.greendrinks.org/ Derbyshire/Chesterfield. 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 01246 275062. Fairplay Charity Coffee Morning: (Not August) 10am to 12noon, Fairplay Centre, Chesterfield. Enjoy a slice of cake and 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 www.fair-play.co.uk 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. 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 more! New members and visitors welcome. For details call Sheila Todd on 01246 567661 or Diana Fagg on 01246 566780. 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. Manor Band Mania @Brampton Manor. For details contact Brampton Manor on 01246 277760 or visit the website www.brampton-manor.com Chesterfield Flea Market: Call Chesterfield Visitor Info Centre on 01246 345777/8 or visit www.visitchesterfield.info 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. Ichthus Canoe Club Chesterfield (ICCC) meet every Thursday at 6pm (Outdoor during Spring, Summer and early Autumn) or 8pm (pool sessions late Autumn and Winter). For further information and the latest Club programme please email firstname.lastname@example.org, visit the website www.ichthuscanoeclub.co.uk or call 01246 274021. Brampton Community Band: Musicians welcome - join and play folk dance music. 7 - 9pm at Old Hall Junior School. For details visit www.bramptoncommunityband.piczo.com, email: email@example.com or call: 01246 236805.
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Regular Events Thursday
Beginners/Novices Linedance Class: 7 - 8:30m. £5 St Thomas Centre, Chatsworth Road. Call Kathryn 01246 569053.
Chesterfield Photographic Society: Contact the Club Secretary Brian Davis 01246 275433.
Chesterfield Philharmonic Choir practice at Ashgate Croft School, Ashgate Road from 7:15pm until 9:30pm. We put on four concerts & a choral day each year. Come & join us. Call Lynda at 01246 202694. Thursday Chesterfield Recorded Music Society: Parish Centre, Sheffield Road, Stonegravels, Chesterfield. 7:15pm start. We listen to and discuss mainly classical music and occasionally jazz and music from shows. Meetings September to June. More information from John Strange on 01246 416558. Thursday Holymoorside Choral Society: practice in Holymoorside from 7:30 - 9:30pm. We sing a variety of music - new members, particularly gentlemen, always welcome. Contact Nerys Mansell on 01246 569693. Thursday Holymoorside Ladies Club: 7:45pm in Holymoorside Village Hall. Variety of speakers and activities. All welcome. Membership not necessary, just £2 on the door. No meetings during school holidays. Call Anne 01245 566789. Thursday Kettlercise Class: A group exercise class using light-weight Kettlebells at Back to Basics Gym, Brampton, 5:30 - 6:30pm every Thursday. Suitable for all fitness levels, costs £4 or book 6 classes for £20. Book www. kettlebellhealth.co.uk/class-locations or call Rachel on 07742 428216. Every St John's Ambulance Chesterfield Quad Division: Meet at Storrs Road Methodist Church during term time. Badgers Thursday and Cadets (5 to 18 year olds) from 6pm. Adults 18+ at 7:30pm. Contact us on 01246 279132 or email chesterfield@ (Term Time) derbyshire.sja.org.uk. 1st Thursday RENDEZVOUS GROUP: St Thomas Centre, Chatsworth Road. All seniors invited for light lunch followed by activities. 12:45 - 3:30pm. £3.50 to cover costs. Details phone 01246 272333 1st Thursday Embroiderers' Guild Chesterfield Branch: 7 - 9pm at Eastwood Hall, Rose Hill, Chesterfield. Visitors welcome, for details call 01246 568228 (NOT AUGUST). 2nd Thursday Chesterfield Evening Townswomen's Guild: Meet on 2nd Thursday of the month (except August). 7.00pm at the Winding Wheel, Chesterfield. For further information contact the Secretary on 01246 455110. 2nd Thursday Chesterfield Farmer's Market: Every second Thursday. For information please call Chesterfield Tourist Information on 01246 345774 or visit www.visitchesterfield.info 3rd Thursday Chesterfield Jazz Club: Regular Jazz Night, Chesterfield Jazz Club, Chester Street, Chesterfield S40 1DL. For details and tickets for gigs call 07764 587 258 / 07980 491 048 or online at www.chesterfieldjazz.com. Last MES AMIS - Book Club: 7:30pm at Mes Amis, 420 Chatsworth Road. Call for details & the book title. £2.50 includes a Thursday hot drink and chocolate. Wine available. Everyone welcome. Call 01246 557394. Last Thu Tramway Tavern: Jam Night. Last Thursday of the month only - 9pm at the Tramway Tavern on Chatsworth Road.
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Regular Events Thursdays & Fridays Friday
Pasta Night @ Koo: Two pasta dishes and a bottle of house wine for £22. Gluten/wheat free pasta available on request. Served 5 - 8pm, to book call 01246 205604. Chesterfield Market: Call Chesterfield Visitor Info. Centre on 01246 345777/8 or visit www.visitchesterfield.info
Holymoorside Band Rehearsals - a non-contesting brass band that play a variety of concerts. We encourage all abilities and rehearse every Monday and Friday in the United Reform Church at Holymoorside, from 7:45 - 9:45pm. Instruments available. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or 01246 566691/ 568745. 3rd Brampton (St Thomas’) Scout Group: Join the adventure for 6 to 14 year olds in the Beaver, Cub or Scout Sections. Meet Friday evenings during term time. Contact Ben Widdowson 01246 567409. The Chesterfield Art Club: Meet at Whitecotes School from 7:30 - 9:30pm. Activities alternate between Worknights, Demonstration, and Critiques. Visitors are welcome at £3 per session. The membership list is currently open. For further information contact Terry 01246 416565. (Not August or December). Newbold Community Football Training: Highfield Park, Newbold, S41 7DF. 9:30 - 11:30am. Fun training for boys & girls of all abilities aged 5 to 15 years. FA qualified coaches, first aiders, drinks & snacks available. £2.00 per session. Call Tim Sadler on 01246 277325 or email@example.com Chesterfield Town Football Club's Girls Section. Training is every Saturday Morning at Highfield Park, Newbold S41 7DF at 10am. Girls should be of Primary School age. Call Tim Sadler 01246 277325 or firstname.lastname@example.org Chesterfield Market: Call Chesterfield Visitor Info. Centre on 01246 345777/8 or visit www.visitchesterfield.info
Sunday Mornings Sunday Mornings Sunday Sunday (2nd & 4th) Every 3rd Sunday
Sunday School 9:30 - 10:30am at Christadelphian Church 19a Sheffield Road Chesterfield. Children aged 5 to 11 years Bible stories, crafts, music. Visit our web site www.chesterfieldchristadelphians.org.uk Football Training Club: Chesterfield Town Football Club run a Sunday Morning Football Training Club for boys and girls aged under 6 years old. Stand Road Park at 10am. Call Tim on 01246 277325. Gospel Hour 6pm at Christadelphian Church 19a Sheffield Road, Chesterfield. Refreshments and a time to chat after service. Visit our web site www.chesterfieldchristadelphians.org.uk Rainbow Whist: Holymoorside Community Centre. Starts at 7 - 9pm. Every 2nd and 4th Sunday in the month. Anyone with the ability to play whist is welcome. For details contact Don on 01246 568204. British Cycling Breeze ride for women only: Loundsley Green Community Centre at 10:45am every third Sunday. Cycle off road to the Holmebrook Valley Park cafe and back. Bikes and helmets available for those who need them. No need to book. Contact Michelle on 0772 588 5151.
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The Developers Feedback By Paul Chapman
Last month we featured the plans for Robinsons old site known as the Walton Works.
his was a brief overview with a single drawing. Brampton Regeneration Ltd have held a two day open consultation at the Zion Church where people were invited along to review the plans and leave feedback. Here’s what the developers have to say about the scheme following this event. Key headlines from the feedback are summarised below. “There has been considerable interest shown in the scheme and we are very encouraged at the high levels of support shown for our mixed-use scheme, the benefits it will deliver and a feeling that it is time something happens with the site, which has been vacant for over ten years. It is clear there is a real sense of identity in West Chesterfield and Brampton and our scheme will help to deliver a high profile regeneration scheme that the area deserves, including; regeneration of this long-derelict site, a mixed-use scheme to boost the profile of the area and 400 new local jobs. Of particular interest is finally securing a viable and deliverable opportunity for the At Risk Grade II* Listed Mill, which many people remember fondly as being an intrinsic part of West Chesterfield’s industrial past. The upper floors will be converted to residential, as this ensures minimal disruption to the structure. At ground floor accessible retail / community / commercial uses are proposed in order that visitors can access the building and appreciate its character and historical importance. Brampton Regeneration Ltd have been contacted by local historical groups who are also keen to explore uses that respect the site’s past and we intend to continue dialogue to ensure this can be secured as part of the scheme. A new supermarket will be a catalyst for the development, which will also provide 70 new homes and new retail / commercial floorspace fronting Chatsworth Road. The site also includes overgrown Coronation Gardens, which will be completely replanted and opened up, leading to a new walkway along the River Hipper. The scheme has been designed to link with existing shops and services on Chatsworth Road, Page 26 • www.s40local.co.uk
which will have direct pedestrian access along Mill Street. In recognition of existing parking problems on Chatsworth Road the car parking area will be available for free to other visitors to the Centre and this initiative was strongly supported by local traders in feedback received. People also felt the scheme will bring much needed competition to West Chesterfield and feedback from many residents was they are fed up travelling across Chesterfield to do their weekly shop and believe Morrisons is just too busy. The supermarket will help to alleviate this, but in addition the whole development will help to attract more people to the area. It is estimated linked trips (eg: walking to other retail stores) from weekly food shopping alone will generate at least £1.6m in spin-off trade.”
Artists impressions show the overall scheme below and above the frontage on Chatsworth Road, the supermarket and the interior courtyard of the Mill building.
The plans for this site are to be considered at a council planning meeting in the autumn. If you would like to feedback your comments on the plans they should be fed to Sarah Scott at Chesterfield Borough Council, call 01246 345 876 or via email: sarah. email@example.com. To contact the developers, Alastair Close of Planning Potential, call 0207 357 8000 or via email: Waltonworks@planningpotential.co.uk.
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My Kind of Town My thoughts after a trip to Mansfield By Paul Chapman
I visited Mansfield this week for the first time, I’d bought a Groupon voucher for ‘Making It’ - it’s a children’s discovery centre - and I was genuinely impressed. Mansfield is doing the very thing that I wish Chesterfield would do better - putting itself on the map as an attraction for tourists and families looking for a place to go for a day out. Other towns have achieved this - Halifax now has Eureka, the children’s Science Museum; Hull has The Deep; Saltaire, near Bradford has Salts Mill; complete with the Hockney Gallery; Penrith on the outskirts of the Lake District has Rheged; Bradford has the National Media Museum and IMAX cinema experience - places creating spaces that have attracted an influx of new visitors. Chesterfield is located at the gateway to, what wikipedia describes as, ‘the second most visited National Park in the world’. It’s an enviable location, but what do we have to tempt tourists? What would encourage people to stop on their way through, to visit should the weather become inclement in the Peak District or to make a special trip for a day out? I’m relatively new to Chesterfield - when I first started mountain biking over 20 years ago Chesterfield was to me ‘the queue of traffic between me and the Peak District’. This changed when I got a job at Royal Mail, I started commuting and discovered it had a town centre! I later moved here when I met my wife - I now have a young family here and I love the place. I love what Chatsworth Road is becoming, its proximity to the Peak District and the atmosphere, and I’d like to see the new developments adding something exciting to the offer Chesterfield can make. ‘Making It’ was a great afternoon out - it’s a discovery centre and attraction for children located in a disused Mansfield Brewery building a charming building that’s been renovated, has a modern interior but remains true to its industrial heritage. Outside were tourist signs pointing out a nearby park to visit and opposite was a swimming pool with slides and a wave machine a number of attractions close together and cross selling each other. What about restoring the Walton Mill building and creating an outdoors centre, perhaps with a climbing wall. I envisage a large glass atrium providing a fantastic view from Chatsworth Page 28 • www.s40local.co.uk
Road of the wall, the people climbing, all lit up at night. Elsewhere in the building some outdoor gear shops, independent cafes and a cycling hub linked to the Peak District by a network of bridleways - making this the meeting point for cyclists. But I’d be equally excited to see the site become a fabulous gallery, an indoor ski slope, a heritage centre with interesting and interactive exhibitions, an intimate music venue, something that gives us a way of attracting new people and encouraging people not to drive ‘through’ our town but ‘to’ our town! By linking Walton Works to Queens Park via a tree lined boulevard along the River Hipper we could encourage people to move between these areas, up into town and to the soon to be refurbished Market Halls and planned development at the Northern Gateway. Currently we have plans for two developments submitted, the Northern Gateway and the Walton Works. Both these sites depend on securing a supermarket as an anchor tenant. And the reason, I’m told, is that they are the only people with money to develop and invest - but this has raised some questions for me. Do we really need another supermarket or two? When talking to some people it seems to depend on the sign above the supermarket entrance, with some chains more desirable than others. What will be the future impact? Would it result in the closure of Morrisons and leave a new derelict site? How would this affect Chatsworth Road? Do the plans create any new wealth or interesting opportunities for people in the area? Aren’t we just spending the same amount but spreading it across more stores? Would this supermarket encourage us to spend more with them and less in the local independent shops? I don’t know the answers, but I’d really like to see Chesterfield do something different. I’d like to see a long term vision for our town; a way to attract a new set of visitors and secure our towns position as a ‘destination’. A town that inspires people and offers something unique. If you’d like to share your views please feedback your comments to Sarah Scott at Chesterfield Borough Council, call 01246 345 876 or via email: sarah.scott@ chesterfield.gov.uk. If you would like to contact S40 Local, please call 01246 568519 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eureka - Bradford +260k visitors per year Rheged - Penrith +400k visitors per year Salts Mill - Saltaire 1/2M visitors per year The Deep - Hull 3M visitors in 3 years National Media Museum - Bradford 600k visitors per year
The Peak District 10M visitors per year!
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New Club Jazzes Up
By Matt Kane.
A new jazz club in Brampton is hitting all the right notes after first being profiled in S40 Local earlier this year.
hesterfield Jazz Club, the creation of pianist and Hammond organist Wendy Kirkland, launched on 24 May when BBC Jazz Award winner and MOBO nominee Tony Kofi and US musician Sheryl Bailey played to a 150 strong crowd at Club Chesterfield on Chester Street. Since then, leading jazz guitarist Pat McCarthy and jazz/funk collective Jazz 2 Funk have also featured as part of the Club’s programme, with both drawing strong audiences. We caught up with Wendy after a recent gig at Dexter’s in Nottingham. “People have been coming up to me and saying how much they appreciate being able to attend live jazz events and the whole thing seems to have generated a healthy bit of interest. “We have acquired a few volunteers who help out with promotion and selling tickets and we’re getting plenty of good feedback over email.” The experiment is going so well Wendy has lined up two events in August. On Thursday 2 August, Jet Collective – which Wendy and her husband Pat Sprakes both feature in - will perform a themed set of songs entitled The Derbyshire Suite drawing on local landscapes, legends and folk histories. This will be followed by London-based musician Jeanie Barton on Thursday 16 August whose plaudits include none other than The Pogue’s Shane McGowan. Tickets for both events are priced at £7.50 through the website www.chesterfieldjazz.com or £9 on the door. Doors open at 7.45pm with the performances starting from 8.30pm. Wendy is also getting in on the Chatsworth Road Festival when she brings a taste of jazz to the two week event on Sunday 14 October. A venue is still being worked on but, let’s face it, who doesn’t like the idea of a ‘jazz breakfast’ to while away the weekend? “It’s on the last day of the Festival so it’ll be a nice relaxing note to end things on,” says Wendy. “We’re really pleased to have been asked to get involved and hope we can contribute to an excellent two weeks of local events whilst also perhaps finding a new audience ourselves. “We’ve been pleasantly surprised by the response we’ve had to the Club. Now we’ve got to build on it and over the next few weeks I’ll be drawing up a programme for next year.”
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Friends or family coming to stay and you don't have enough room? Why not book them in at The Pottery Flat at 138 Chatsworth Road? The self contained apartment is a Graded 3* Self Catering Holiday Let by Visit England (www.enjoyengland.com). The Flat comfortably sleeps 5 (plus a cot if necessary). Parking area, easy access for visiting Chesterfield and just a short drive to the beautiful Peak District. Tel: 01246 555461 email@example.com www.thepotteryflatchesterfield.co.uk 138 Chatsworth Road • Brampton S40 2AR Peak District and Derbyshire Tourist Board Member Page 36 • www.s40local.co.uk
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Artist of the month is Heather Shaw. Heather Shaw makes unusual and beautiful jewellery incorporating vintage objects, such as cameos, old photographs, vintages keys and old coins alongside crystals and pearls. Each piece is handmade and is a unique jewellery piece. Necklaces, £45.00 and bracelets, £30.
We have an exhibition of the work of Lisa Corken in the Gallery Upstairs from 4th August - 8th September. Lisa is a fine artist who works in felt, using the fibres like brushes strokes. www.createdgallery.co.uk
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As one Pre-School door closes...
Another remains open. An introduction to the Storrs Road Pre-School Pre-schools fulfil an important role in society in laying the foundations for social interaction and academic learning they teach our children invaluable life skills - and its a role that Storrs Road pre-school has undertaking since 1973, for almost 40 years.
eather Gooch, assistant pre-school manager, and Jon Pepper, one of the committee members who helps out with marketing and behind the scene activities, invited me down to the newly refurbished centre to take a look. My first impression was how light and airy the room
was, with the large windows and roof lights, the place was bright even on a grey July day - and the children were obviously enjoying the activities that were out for them. Heather explained “it’s great here especially since the refurbishment, it’s made such a difference to the building, and we’re also extending our opening hours to make room for more children and offer more flexible childcare for parents. From September we’re offering morning and afternoon sessions on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday and sessions on a Tuesday morning and Thursday afternoon. The morning sessions run from 9am to 12 noon and the afternoon
sessions from 12 noon to 3pm. Kids can do a full day will need a packed lunch and throughout the day we provide healthy snacks and drinks. Parents can use all their free funded hours and then add additional sessions at a cost of £6.70 per session.” “It’s a busy place with a wide variety of activities, to try and give you a feel for the pre-school, an outdoor space where activities take place each session - some of the activities and events we’ve held this term include Man Day where we invited Dads, Grandads, Uncles and Male carers to spend an hour or two with the kids at pre-school, a Kids Disco, a stay and play Coffee Morning to give friends and family the opportunity to
come along for a chat and a cuppa. A Wheely Day where children were encouraged to bring their wheeled vehicles, (bikes, scooters, trikes, push alongs), we have a Parent / Child Trip to Graves Park planned and a Mini Olympic Week including a sports day at Brookfield School, making crafts, dressing up and other exciting things all relating to the Olympic theme.
the last years I’ve seen many changes to the way we operate, mainly paperwork and environmental factors but the one thing that has
The pre-school is really well placed - we use Brookfield school grounds for their sports day, the Church next door for the Christmas nativity and with local parks on their doorstep there are always interesting places to visit,. Most recently the kids could be found at Linacre doing a sponsored walk raising over £400 which we will invest back into equipment for the pre-school.
“Many of our activities encourage parents, family members or carers to get involved and this can really help with the wider social experience for all the family. “And everyone’s kept up to date through a bimonthly newsletter”. In the 40 years Heather estimated there must have been in excess of 1200 children through the school, Heather said “I’ve been here for 25 years now and I’ve seen two generations from some families”. “In the early years it was a playgroup run by volunteers which only needed social services and local authority inspection, today we’re OFSTED registered and as such all the necessary rules and regulations apply, just like any other pre-school” says Heather. Heather continued, “Over
“We have opted into a pilot scheme being run by Derbyshire County Council where Schools purchase ten hours a week from pre-school so that a child at the younger end of the school intake year could actually attend both settings enabling them to move up to “big school” with their peers but still come back to us until they are ready for full time school.
remained constant is the kids. The needs of the kids don’t really change, they’re pretty much the same as those who walked through the doors almost 40 years ago - they want interesting, stimulating play in a friendly safe environment. The actual toys may have changed but the atmosphere is still the same. That’s why I continue to do it, it’s fun and I’m sure there aren’t too many people who can say that about their job”. “Having said that we recognise it’s not all about fun, children must learn along the way so each child has a designated key worker, we keep a file for the parents to review which contains their child’s work and evidence that they are progressing in line with key stage requirements as designated by OFSTED.”
Jon’s children came to Storrs Road pre-school and he explained what they liked about it. “When we were looking for a pre-school we brought our kids here for a day to see what they thought. The pre-school does this for any parents looking for a place, and our kids loved it. The same is true of most kids, we get very few parents who come to take a look who don’t end up bringing their kids to us. One thing we particularly liked was when we arranged to call in we were encouraged to call in at anytime, this showed us that they weren’t making any special preparation for our visit - what you see is what you get and this is true in any day”. Due to the increase in available hours at the pre-school they now have spaces for new children from two years old up to school age, so if you’d like to go and have a look around please either call in and visit or call Karen Hall on 07790 434909 or email storrsroadpreschool@hotmail. co.uk.
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Tucked away in a tranquil spot out towards Old Brampton nestles Ashgate Hospice, providing specialist palliative and end of life care and support, 24 hours a day for local people and their families.
ne thing that has always struck me about Ashgate Hospice is how high profile the charity is in Chesterfield. On closer analysis you realise it’s because they’ve touched so many people’s lives over the years, whether through the care provided to members of their family, as one of the 160 people who work there, as one of the team of over 300 volunteers or as fundraisers - and this high profile is an absolute necessity for the ongoing provision of this vital service. The cost of running Ashgate Hospice is huge - over £5million each year. Some funding is received from the Primary Care Trust (PCT), however, more than half of
the running costs needs to be raised each year. Alison WardFoster (Corporate and Event Assistant) explains, “We’ve got to raise £2.8 million this year to fund the work of the Hospice; that’s £5.33 every single minute, and that’s a big task and understandably, everyone has less money to spare at the moment - we are so grateful for all of the support we receive”.
800 ladies left Cliffe Park in Dronfield at midnight and after walking either 6.5 or 13 miles returned to the park in the early hours for a bacon butty - over the last five years this event has raised over £700,000, which is absolutely incredible. Look out for news about the Midnight Walk next year, as we are having a special 25th anniversary event for men and women.”
To raise the money Ashgate Hospice host a packed agenda of events throughout the year, including the Fancy Drag Race in May, which has been running for a few years now. “People love this event - we have guys who plan their outfits months in advance and won’t be seen wearing the same outfit two years running. It gets very competitive! It’s a five mile road race dressed in drag around the town centre - check out the fantastic photos on our Facebook Page” says Alison.
Ashgate Hospice is always looking for new, interesting ways to raise money. Rebecca Littlewood, Direct Marketing and Communications Officer, told me a little more about another fundraiser, “Lights of Love is a lovely Christmas campaign, where anyone can dedicate a light to someone special, whether to remember them, celebrate a special occasion – anything that is close to their heart. When someone dedicates a Light of Love, a light is placed on one of our special trees in the grounds at Ashgate Hospice, where it will then shine brightly until the twelfth night”.
“We also have the Midnight Walk in June, an event just for ladies. This year, over
“And if big events are not for you, but you’d like to support the Hospice, we run a lottery with a weekly jackpot of £1,000 and the chance of winning our rollover prize, which can reach up to £10,000! It’s only £1 a week to join and is an easy way of regularly supporting us, and with a chance of winning some cash!” says Rebecca. It’s not just money that can help, “Donations come in all shapes and sizes; clothing, time and products are all welcome - and if people register their donation for gift aid it makes the donations go even further – not just on cash donations, but also on donations of clothing and other items too. Some businesses also match fund any money their employees raise” said Alison. “A number of companies already do this and it’s really helped people to boost the amount they’ve raised to support us. One lady recently did the Midnight Walk and her company couldn’t match financially, so they donated goods they manufactured equal to the amount she had raised, which we were able to sell through our shops.” So it’s all sorts of things that go towards reaching the £2.8 million target needed to keep the Hospice going. But where does the money go? The Hospice specialises in palliative and end of life care, providing specialist, professional assistance and care to give patients the best possible quality of life in accordance with their wishes. And it does this for over 3,000 patients each year. “Our aim is basic - to add life to days, even when days can’t
be added to life” says Rebecca. “Patients are referred by their GP, Consultant, District Nurse or via the hospital, and the care and services provided is tailored on an individual basis”.
“We’ve got to raise £2.8 million this year to fund the work of the Hospice; that’s £5.33 every single minute”
The Hospice cares for patients in a number of settings there’s a 17 bed In-Patient Unit, a day unit with the capacity to care for 16 patients a day over 4 days a week - at Chesterfield Royal Hospital there are four specialist Ashgate Hospice nurses - as well as a home care team providing care for over 1,500 patients in their own homes every year. One of the common misconceptions, particularly about the In-Patient Unit, is that it is a place where people go to die. You might be surprised to hear that 50% of patients who are admitted to Ashgate Hospice are well enough to return home after having their symptoms successfully controlled, where they are then cared for by the home care team. The Hospice also offers specialist services, including Chaplaincy, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, and Lymphoedema management (a service dedicated to managing and relieving swelling) and there’s a Family Support Team to provide emotional and bereavement support for the families and carers, including a dedicated service to support younger children. Overall, the service provided to the community by Ashgate Hospice is massive – but they could not do what they do without the help of local people and businesses.
Ashgate have nine shops plus the one in reception at the Hospice. These shops are in Bakewell, Bolsover, Clay Cross, Chesterfield, Dronfield, Eckington, Staveley and Shirebrook, plus a large Furniture Store and Donation Centre on Storforth Lane Trading Estate in Hasland. The Hasland store offers a free assessment service for collecting donations if needed. Please call the store direct on 01246 229536 for further information. If you would like any further information about Ashgate Hospice, or would like to get involved through donations, fundraising, event participation or by volunteering, they’d love to hear from you. Call 01246 568801 or the Fundraising Team on 01246 567250. Please mention S40 Local • Page 43
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...was one comment I overheard when the Olympic Torch came to Chesterfield. It was one off those days that brought friends, neighbours and members of the community out of their homes and on to the streets to share an historic moment. We set up camp - picnic and umbrellas at the ready, on Walton Road coincidentally at the place where the torch bearers completed their changeover. The picture on the opposite page is from Andrew Evans of the Chesterfield Photographic Society - and captures the proceedings on Saltergate with the Spire watching over. The rest are my photos and I hope reflect a short time where people came out smiled, cheered and shared a moment.
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Since it’s Olympic season we’re featuring a short piece about Ellie Koyander, who you may remember reading about in a previous edition - she’s a Chesterfield girl, hopeful; of bringing back a medal - not in the Summer 2012 games, but in the Winter 2014 Olympics.
…now Ellie, tell me what’s so great about Chesterfield?’ I was being interviewed on live radio and the journalist was clearly taken off guard to discover that as the youngest Team GB skier at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics , I was born and bred in a Derbyshire market town. He went on to say ‘ ...although it’s got a crooked spire , Chesterfield isn’t exactly famous for producing Olympians or winter athletes, is it ?!” ‘...it is now !.’ I replied and I realised that is what Chesterfield is all about. It’s got a quirky ability to produce the unexpected. There is something about the spirit of the place and its people that creates the right kind of vibe for these things to happen and if you ’get’ Chesterfield then you realise that it’s a pretty great place to live, work and grow up in. I am proud of the fact that Chesterfield is my hometown and I have been so happy to recently be giving my ‘Inspired by an Olympian’ talk to local schools and businesses in the lead up to the London games - revealing all from the very first moment that I first put skis on aged 1yr 6 months, to watching the 2006 Winter games as a 14 year old and thinking to myself ‘ I can do that!’, to the moment I was in the start gate as an Olympian with 3 billion people watching me live around the world ! My talk is all about bringing the Olympics to life . There is a saying in sport at the moment “ its not how big you are, it’s about how big you play” and even though I am a winter Olympian I am excited, really excited about the London Games because I know from personal experience that an entire generation will be totally captivated and motivated by the whole ‘how far can you push it’ message that the Olympics brings with it. And that’s my story, being curious about how good I can get, continuously looking for ways to succeed, and conquering the many, many challenges placed in my way. I am producing unprecedented results for a British skier and that is something which I am also really excited about. The next part of my story is that I am working hard towards the next winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia in just over 18 months time where the aim is to be the first Brit to challenge the podium, and we’re acutely aware, following Bradley Wiggins recent cycling success in the Tour de France, that just because it’s never been done before, certainly doesn’t mean it won’t happen now. I have always had to be enterprising and innovative to find ways to self-fund my world class programme, and although funding is important, support in other ways is equally important. So, I am really enjoying getting to know some of Chesterfield’s fantastic schools and members of the business community. There are some great people around and it’s so inspiring to feel the spirit of Chesterfield taking pride in my journey… with that kind of backing, anything can happen! The journalist was right, there are no snow capped mountains on the doorstep and it might have been easier to succeed with a different sport but then that’s the whole point - overcoming challenges makes you ‘faster, stronger, higher’. If I can become one of the worlds elite athletes as a skier from Chesterfield then what’s stopping anyone realise their dreams too? Anyone interested in Ellie’s ‘Inspired by an Olympian’ talk or her 2014 Winter Olympic campaign can find out more on her web site at www.ellie2014.com
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In April last year we introduced readers to Fairplay, a local charity, based on Alexandra Road West - whose aim is to support children and young people with physical, sensory, learning and behavioural disabilities and additional needs.
his was one of the 2011 Mayor’s (Cllr Keith Morgan) supported charities that year. To repeat a little of what was said... Fairplay was established in 1992 by a group of local mums, whose children had disabilities, they found there was a need for a community space where they could get support or simply spend time with people in a similar
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situation. Some of the original Mums are still involved today, giving consistency from the original start up. This year Fairplay will be celebrating 20 years. Fairplay became a registered charity in 2005. In 2010 Fairplay moved to their purpose built premises on Alexandra Road West, prior to that they’d been in offices on Chatsworth Road with outreach centres in community buildings across Derbyshire. These are still in place but the Alexandra Road West Centre means they can offer new services - they have a specialist sensory room, specialist changing facilities and a sensory garden. 400 local families access and benefit from Fairplay’s support services, with additional children supported by the homebase support services where Fairplay provides a
high level of support tailored to meet individual needs in a person’s home. Fairplay’s day sessions run between 10am and 2pm and are complimented by holiday and after school clubs. The centre is in use ever week night with one activity or another and often opens on Saturday for clubs and meetings. For the 16 to 25 age group Fairplay have an independent living group running four days a week, to give the skills that most of us take for granted; such as catching a bus or shopping, vital skills that will enable them to live independently. I met up with Sue Green, assistant Manager at Fairplay to see how things were going and to talk about the up and coming 20th birthday celebrations.
FAIRPLAY CELEBRATE I asked about funding, “We’re still in receipt of Derbyshire County Council and Lottery funding, our independent living group is self-funding and the fundraising team is always busy as we do need the support of the local community, be it in the form of donations or simply to give time as volunteers, we always need someone to keep the garden tidy!” says Sue. So what’s happening on 8th September? “We’ll be having a fun filled day of activities here at the centre. It’s your traditional summer Garden Party with stalls, cream teas, barbecue and a great range of family fun. Put the date in your diary and come down and see us, we’d love to see you and introduce you to the fabulous work we do here” says Sue. If you can get down on the day that is great but if you can’t but would like to support Fairplay, there are a number of ways to do so. Financially, either in a long term commitment by becoming a sponsor; by attending and supporting their many events and activities throughout the year; by giving time and support as a volunteer or simply by hiring one of their meeting rooms. If you have time or money that you would like to donate please call the Fairplay Office on 01246 203963.
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Business News Brampton Brewery Latest Award
Brampton Brewery Pubs have been winning awards again. Members from Chesterfield CAMRA recently presented the Summer ‘Pub Of The Season’ award to the Rose & Crown so congratulations go out to Matt and the team (pictured) at the Rose and Crown.
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Rob Dixon, owner of igloo cycles has just returned from Vitoria, Spain after working as mechanic to the Great Britain team at the Long Distance Triathlon World Championships. The team had several successes winning two golds and several silver and bronze medals across the age groups.
Brampton Picture Framing would like to congratulate Framers - Callum Draycott and Martin Bower on recently passing their Fine Art Trade Guild Commended Framer exams.
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Later in the year, igloo are proud to be looking after the GB triathletes again at the Olympic and Sprint distance World Championships in Auckland, New Zealand.
The Copy and Print Centre New Premises
Kirsty from the Copy Shop has some news... “Everyone keeps saying 2012 is a year we will never forget; four days celebrating Queen and Country, the Olympic Torch passing through Chesterfield and The Copy Shop moving to new premises after 21 years and changing their name slightly! “It’s the end of era for us hopefully the start of a new exciting chapter, so with effect from Monday 23 July, our new address will be; No 88. Saltergate Chesterfield Derbyshire S40 1LG Find us between Sister and the Chemists. Call 01246 273044 or email Kirsty@ the-copy-shop.co.uk” Page 54 • www.s40local.co.uk
As apprentices at Brampton Courtyard on Old Hall Road both Framers were trained on the job by Workshop Manager, James Ashton, who passed his FATG Commended Framer exam in 2009. They achieved a fantastic 97% in their written exams and also scored very highly indeed on their practical exams, with almost straight A’s. With the business growing rapidly there are now three framers at Brampton Picture Framing available to frame ‘anything and everything’ to a professional standard at highly competitive prices!
Garnish Go Online Eatery and caterers Garnish of Chatsworth Road have just launched their online shop. Diane from Garnish at 270 Chatsworth Road has this to say “In the shop we have an extensive daily menu, offering a large variety of options to our growing customer base, but we also offer outside catering facilities, either buffets, one course suppers, curry nights or full banqueting menus for wedding breakfasts. “We offer two very different buffet
styles for you to choose from. The first offers you a selection of set menus that we call ‘per head’ options. The second and newest choice Garnish offers is the ‘create your own’ range. “This range proposes a choice of platters: you select which platters you would like and how many of each. This option puts you in charge, to mix and match as you wish. Alternatively, you can provide some catering yourself and opt to supplement this with Garnish’s special homemade treats or home cooked meats. It’s your event, tailored to your needs and choices. “We also have several set menus for you to choose from and can provide tailor made menus to ensure your whole event is as you desire. “Menus can be matched to a theme, for example Christmas, Summer Festival, Winter Wonderland, European or matched to suit your personal tastes. Maybe you have some menu ideas of your own, we are more than happy to create something suited to you.” If you would like Garnish to cater for your event check out their website www.garnishcatering.co.uk, call into the shop or call Diane on 07789 554 697.
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Diamond CAAFs Diamond Jubilee Project
Chesterfield is marking 2012 - the year that has seen the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the hosting of the Olympics, by creating a piece of artwork for Queen’s Park.
n September a giant diamond sculpture will be unveiled - and stored within it will be a time capsule containing your memories of this historic year - captured in your chosen creative medium - be it a piece of art work, photos, film, audio recordings etc... the aim: to create a record of Chesterfield in 2012. The diamond is being donated and made locally by Staveley based company Sterling Machining Ltd and will consist of 60 facets, each inscribed with a year of the Queen’s reign and the details of a historic event from that particular year. You’ve got until the end of the year to claim your place in Chesterfield’s history and leave your legacy of 2012 within the capsule - all you need to do is email details of your work to email@example.com The art will be stored on a memory stick within the capsule and pictures will also be converted to 35mm negatives to help them endure the test of time. Alongside the physical presence there will be a digital time capsule with all the photos, videos and sound recordings loaded onto a Flickr site at www.flickr.com/groups and then at
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chesterfieldtimecapsule and at www.facebook. com/chesterfieldtimecapsule. At the end of the year, we will gather everything together for the Time Capsule to be put inside the Diamond. The time capsule is the brainchild of an organisation called CAAF - Chesterfield Action for Arts Forum - a group established in 2008 to develop arts in and around our town and county. Aiming to work with the council to create an arts space in Chesterfield with exhibition, creative and workshop spaces - early in their inception CAAF obtained funds to undertake a feasibility study into the Arts landscape in Chesterfield. This study concluded that although performance space in Chesterfield was well provided for in the form of the Pomegranate Theatre and the Winding Wheel, there was a gap in the way they were being run. As a result we now have Anthony Radford working across both venues to promote a cohesive approach to promoting our venues. It was acknowledged though that there was still a lack of exhibition space in the town. As external funding is unfortunately lacking these days this aspect has become much more difficult to progress. But for now their focus is on encouraging you to record, capture and share with them your memories of 2012 to be contained in the capsule to be closed up at the end of the year for a future generation!
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Community News Holymoorside Scarecrow Building Workshop and Trail If you’re building a scarecrow for the 2012 Holymoorside Scarecrow trail there is a Scarecrow Building Workshop at Holymoorside Village Hall from 2pm - 4pm on Sunday 12 August. Anyone wanting to take part in the trail who needs help or inspiration is welcome. If you’d like to visit as a spectator rather than as a Scarecrow builder, the trail will be on display in the village from 20 August to 2 September to coincide with the Holymoorside Well Dressing. The Scarecrow Trail was the brainchild of Sheila Cheeseman to help promote community spirit within the village. She, along with her friend Jean Pratt started the Scarecrow Trail to coincide with the Walton and Holymoorside Arts Festival. It has now been moved to coincide with the Well Dressing and Fun Day. They look forward to seeing you either at the workshop or during the trail. Contact: Judy Farley on 01246567757 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Beauty In unexpected places Thank you to Lu Fisher for sending in photos of this floral display taken on the cycle path which runs between the back of Morrison’s and Goyt Side (taken on 21 July). Lu was interested to know whether someone had sown some seeds along the path - if you’re the secret sower we’d love to hear from you.
Standing In Line, the next concert arranged by Walton and West Community Forum, will take place on Saturday 3 November at St Thomas’ Centre, Brampton. It tells the story of the Great War using songs, readings, images, visual footage from the ‘In Flanders Fields’ museum in Ypres and poems by Wilfred Owen, Rudyard Kipling and Siegfried Sassoon. It’s performed by the internationally acclaimed singer – song writer Lester Simpson, Mike Bettison and locally based Nigel Corbett. Page 58 • www.s40local.co.uk
TimeOut Tuesdays Storrs Road Church Centre are launching a new Community Group called TimeOut Tuesdays for people of any age to have a chat over a cuppa and make new friends. There will be table games ‐ scrabble, cards, dominoes, jigsaws etc, table tennis, you can bring along your own craft or just come along and enjoy yourself. The cost is £2 per session and this includes refreshments. If you’d like to find out more please call 01246 274021.
You’ll hear about Albert Scrimshaw, Lester’s great uncle, who was killed 95 years ago this October in the third battle of Ypres; his and many other stories will captivate you and provide the ideal background to Remembrance Sunday just over a week later Tickets £8 full, £7 concessions, doors 6:45pm and bar by Brampton Brewery. Tickets available now from Shirley Niblock on 01246 207080, Howard Borrell on 01246 221400 or Created Gallery, 420 Chatsworth Road on 01246 232205.
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Patient Participation Group
Your opportunity to join the Patient Participation Group Improving Practice Care through Patient Participation Everyone at Chatsworth Road Medical Centre is committed to providing the best possible patient care that we can. We need to hear from our patients and get their perspective on what we do. To help us do this we are setting up a Patient Participation Group. The group aims to make stronger the relationship between patients and the Centre by working in partnership to proactively develop services. This is a voluntary group that will have influence on patient care. It will also have responsibilities and a commitment to delivering results across achievable projects that the whole patient population can see. The group will be led by patients registered with the Medical Centre and we need as wide a range of people as possible to join the group. Both clinical and managerial staff from the Medical Centre will be part of the group and support its activities.
Our health is so important to us all and this is your chance to influence the development of your medical centre's services. Anyone registered as a patient of Chatsworth Road Medical Centre can apply to join the PPG please pick up a form at reception, or; email us at: email@example.com or; apply online at www.ourdocs.co.uk/prg.php
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Two Iconic Ladies in Holymoorside! Ann Grinbergs (Festival Chair)
Holymoorside Film begins the new season in September with two great movies.
embers will be treated to a glimpse into the lives of two charismatic women. “My Week with Marilyn” is the touching true story of the tension between Sir Lawrence Olivier and Marilyn Monroe during production of The Prince and The Showgirl. “The Iron Lady” is a look at the life of Margaret Thatcher, with a focus on the price she paid for power. Ann explained “Our audiences enjoy sharing the film experience with friends and will often come to watch films they’ve already seen for the social event - they’re sometimes surprised at how much more they notice the second time round”.
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membership, though occasional guests are welcome by arrangement. New memberships are available - you can see seven films for £20 or all 13 for £35. The successful community cinema was established in 2006 when Holymoorside and Walton Arts Festival was invited to be part of a project to promote local village hall film shows. A lottery award enabled the purchase of screening equipment and over the last six years we’ve enjoyed 80 great films. The fourth Friday films offer popular, feel-good features such as Miss Potter, When Harry Met Sally and The King’s Speech, whilst the mid-week movies on Tuesdays are slightly more challenging - including foreign language films and discussion topics e.g. The Lives of Others, The Damned United and The Ghost.
Films are shown in Holymoorside Village Hall on the 2nd Tuesday and 4th Friday of the month from September to April.
Want to know more? Please call Ann or Carole who would love to hear from you on 01246 567118 /861997 or visit www. holymoorsidearts.co.uk
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We look forward to welcoming you!
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10 things to do in the garden By Colin Harrison of Transition Chesterfield
1. If you’re growing tomatoes or potatoes there’s a real chance of blight, which thrives in wet weather. Symptoms are brown freckles or patches with yellow borders on the leaves, which spread and cause rot. If you suspect infection, immediately destroy the foliage, preferably by burning or burying, otherwise put it in the black bin – don’t compost it or put it in the green bin. You’ll have to sacrifice any affected tomatoes, but if you’ve detected it soon enough potato tubers will still be edible, although the crop may be reduced. 2. Even with the recent poor weather, most vegetables should now be ready for harvesting, although even some normally reliable plants may be producing poor crops. This will be happening to nearly everyone – don’t take it personally! 3. Prune hedges; all the nesting birds should have fledged, and pruning now will give time for some new growth to thicken the hedge up while it’s still warm. 4. Keep sowing quick-maturing salad crops – rocket, radishes, mixed leaves and some lettuces are all good options – they’ll keep on growing until the first frosts. Lambs lettuce (corn salad) will last through the winter. 5. If you’ve got empty patches of soil, consider sowing a green manure; this will cover the ground and is then dug in to improve it’s fertility (don’t let it set seed).
6. Pick soft fruits. Although the weather has been cool, not all fruit needs direct sunlight to ripen; don’t let any rot on the plant, which will encourage disease. Cut out old raspberry canes once you’ve picked all the fruit. 7. There’s quite a range of vegetables that can be sown now and left to over-winter in the ground, too many to list here. Have a look online – try a few different sites to see what they recommend. 8. If your lawn has a tendency to collect water on the surface, it’s probably compacted. To fix this, go over it with a fork, pushing it in to a depth of at least six inches, every nine inches or so. Then wiggle it gently back and forth, pull it out and brush or pour sand into the holes (builders sand is fine – the horticultural stuff isn’t necessary). 9. Keep feeding anything growing in a pot or container, including houseplants. 10. Same as last month – relax and enjoy it! If you have surfeits of fruit or veg, Transition Chesterfield are now holding monthly produce swaps at their regular Green Drinks - bring anything edible you’ve grown (or made) yourself and trade it with others. On the first Wednesday of the month - the location varies, check on the website (www.transitionchesterfield.org. uk). There will also be a similar swap at Hunloke Community Gardens, off Church Street, S40 2TF, on 23 September.
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tended will be matched up by the schemes committee to ensure as good a match as possible between what the householder would like and what the gardener wants to do. The scheme’s administered and run jointly by a voluntary group from Chesterfield Borough Council, the Derbyshire County PCT, Hunloke Community gardens (where the hub is located), and several other organisations and voluntary groups. If you have garden space (and you’re in Holmebrook and Rother) or you’d like to join as a gardener - please contact Helen Stockton at firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 01629 537685.
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The Olympics are upon us... Apparently Because I have no idea about the Olympic Games or any interest in the antics of lycra clad super humans flinging spears down a field, running round and round and round or assuming seal like abilities within large swimming pools I have decided to prattle on about this rather topical subject for this edition of the S40 Local.
Will Jackson’s Blog
t the time of writing this, the 2012 Olympic opening ceremony has not taken place and although I have full faith in the United Kingdom’s plans for the Ceremony to be amazing, extravagant and far better than anything any other country has ever done previously; I remain highly optimistic but can be fairly sure that it will be a bit rubbish. It is a fact that the UK is pretty useless at arranging things on a mass scale. Admittedly it is unlucky to host the Olympics after the Chinese because the Chinese are renowned for their ability to nail a celebration down. I did happen to watch some of the Beijing opening ceremony back in 2008 and it was obvious that they knew what they were doing. You can’t go far wrong when you’re celebrations last for hundreds of hours, involve billions of cute singing kids and miles of swirly ribbons. And let’s face it; these guys even make the fireworks! The UK has no chance in comparison and as long as we accept this and focus on our other strengths, then things should be ok. Other strengths? Well… erm… I am, at this point of time struggling for one to come to mind but I will keep thinking and let you know if one jumps out because right now, my thoughts are with the security guards keeping the Games a safe place (if there are any!), the people still queuing to get into the UK at Heathrow Airport (which there will be many!) and the cardiac units within the London vicinity who are dealing with people who have just realised how much their hotel and car parking will amount to over the course of the next few months. Oh, there was the torch. I can’t believe I nearly forgot about the torch! I don’t know what it was like anywhere else but here in Chesterfield the torch created more celebration hype than the Diamond Jubilee. I’m not sure what that actually signifies but I just hope the Queen wasn’t offended having been upstaged for
an Olympic torch because that wouldn’t be great would it? I mean the torch closed roads, attracted thousands of happy waving people onto the streets and provided a massive profit for anyone punting out plastic union jack flags yet the Diamond Jubilee created an increase in the sales of lager, charcoal, sausages, and cheese slices (depending on the ‘class’ of the barbecue of course). Unfortunately, I did miss the torch but funnily enough I am not kicking myself over it; that once in a lifetime opportunity came and I went and missed it. Obviously I will let you know if I feel any regret any time soon but ultimately I think that I’m with the Queen (and not just because of the sausages); the Diamond Jubilee rocked in comparison! Interestingly, I heard a warning last week highlighting the increased risk of pickpocketing during the Olympic Games. Obviously not wanting to poke fun or undermine such a serious crime (or positive government message), hearing this did conjure up surreal images of Oliver Twist types careering around the streets of ‘London Town’ singing jovial theft related ditties whilst stealing ipads, cameras, earrings and pocket watches before retreating back to the dark, gloomy, rat infested back streets to a wooden built shack in order to provide Fagan with his new wares. I could even see Bill Sykes in some dingy back room churning out counterfeit Olympic related merchandise; china cups, t-shirts, coasters, etc. and Nancy out in the sunshine punting the stuff off to tourists for a ha’penny. It was all a bit bizarre to be honest but I think that the bottom line is to ‘remember to watch your pocket… or two’. So, if you are looking forward to the Olympics I am glad. If you’re not then I wouldn’t worry, it will be over soon enough and some other event will no doubt precede it. Personally I have decided to try and get into it as it would be very single minded of me not to give it a go; I could probably start with a bit of the 100 metres, that’s always exciting (so I am told). I might even check out some synchronised swimming or even tiddlywinks. Although any ‘non Olympian’ like me probably ought to start his Olympic educational journey by checking out the ladies beach volleyball... it would be rude not too. Thank you for reading and if you would like to read any more of my complete and utter nonsense, do check out my online blog: www. wj79.wordpress.com Take care, Will Jackson.
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