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no. 38 November 2012 The community magazine for Ashgate, Brampton, Brookside, Holymoorside, Somersall and Walton. Cover picture by Christine Hall Chesterfield Photographic Society

Intro Tonight as I type, Austrian Felix Baumgartner has broken the record for the highest ever skydive. He jumped out of a balloon that was 24 miles high.  It’s people like this that inspire me, I would never do it but I love people who do amazing things.

Festival Fever

I’ve also been pretty amazed by the Chatsworth Road Festival, it was great to see people come together to celebrate where they live, to support the businesses who took part and generally have a good time. I’ve some pictures from some of the events and just want to pass on my thanks to all who were involved in an event or attended one. We’ve also got pictures from the Holymoorside Scarecrow festival from the end of the summer, and an invitation to a Christmas Tree Festival at St Thomas’ at the beginning of December.

Christmas Is Coming

To help you put together your own Christmas list or your shopping list for others we’ve collected some ideas from our local business owners, take a look at pages 24 and 26. There’re loads of interesting shops in the area and it’s worth having a nosey around for ideas, our local businesses will be much more appreciative of your money than the shops in Meadowhall or on the High Street, and they’re much more likely to spend and reinvest that money back into our community than the high street chains are.

Going Social

This month we’ve made an intrepid attempt to join the world of social media - we’ve set up on facebook and twitter and have started tentatively to add comments/posts/ status updates, whatever you call them! about what’s going on in the world S40 Local. In the Facebook world, it all seems this is a bit of a waste of time if no-one ‘likes’ us! The whole ‘liking’ thing makes me feel a little like I’m back at school, so can I ask - in a really grown up way of course - please will you be my friend and ‘like’ S40 Local on facebook. Last point... inspiring people. I wouldn’t normally do this but there is a youtube video that lifts my spirits, want to see what a trials rider can do with Bradley Wiggins £10k road bike? Check out www. if you’re remotely interested. This video has been viewed 4.25M times within 5 days of being posted. Amazing bit of advertising! Till next month. Paul.

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In Review

Chatsworth Road Festival 2012 Over the past year we’ve been gearing up for the second Chatsworth Road Festival and bringing you updates and information to give you the opportunity to participate - well it’s now November and the festival has been and gone!


he Festival was born during a conversation between a local resident and a Chatsworth Road shop owner, and we’re now two years and two festivals down!

Weekend One

The first events kicked off on Saturday 6 October, the sun shone again, (as it did last year), people came out and Chatsworth Road was a busy place. The Brampton Food Market at St Thomas’ Centre saw its best attendance ever with an amazing 1200 people. Cllr Shirley Niblock led a rendition of “Happy Birthday” to the market and the Mayor and Mayoress cut the cake and welcomed people in. Meanwhile Transition Chesterfield were outside pressing apples to make juice, entertaining the kids with the spiral apple cutter (it’s amazing how many apples kids will eat when they look like a helter skelter!) and the 3rd Brampton Scouts washed cars in the car park. Further down the road at Nonnas, cyclists gathered, dressed in their most dapper outfits for the Cycle Campaign’s ‘Cycle In Style’ event, enjoying a complimentary coffee from Nonnas, before setting off for the short ride along Chatsworth Road’s quieter cycle ways. Pots were thrown at JMJ (in a creative sense, not in anger!), Peppa Pig pottered around near Pooky, the Chesterfield Ferret Club’s event had many people to visit their furry friends, Palfreyman’s introduced people to music in trial lessons at their open day and the Manor Fields Association celebrated to the tunes of the Brampton Community Band... and these were just a few of the events from day one! Sunday was another fine day, Harvest Services started things off, the arts workshop got underway, Morris and Garland dancers performed and people took their afternoon tea at Mes Amis whilst the sun continued to shine. As the week progressed late night shopping at Libby’s was a great success, ‘Me Mam says, Me Dad says’ was performed at the Peacock Inn and people took advantage of some great offers made by local businesses throughout the week. Page 4 •

Opposite: A collection of pictures from the Brampton Food Market; this page; Cllr Shirley Niblock with the birthday cake; Chesterfield’s Mayor and Mayoress, Cllr Donald Parsons and Mrs Diane Parsons blow out the candle; spiral apples; car park full; The Mayor apple pressing; Brampton 3rd Scouts wash the official limo; apples waiting to be pressed.

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Chatsworth Road Festival 2012

Select Interiors & The Chatsworth Road Festival Select Interiors of Chatsworth Road ran a Rug Design Competition in conjunction with Brookfield Community School Art & Textile Department. The results were announced in their store on Sunday 7 October. John Rhodes (proprietor) explains “The judging took place in London, was undertaken by a professional rug design team and the results are as follows: In first place Sheena Ryder, second place Lydia Edwards and third place Laura Piper. Congratulations to these three, and indeed to all the entrants, this was not an easy decision for the judges who were highly impressed with both the quality and variety of all the entries.” We enthusiastically look forward to seeing the winner’s finished rug, which is currently being manufactured in India and will be featured in a future edition.

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Weekend Two

The second weekend saw the sun out again! The Zion Church hosted their Mini Market for the second year, street entertainers served unsuspecting customers at Lambarellis, people strolled around the Walton and West Green Walk, people joined Brampton Brewery for their tour, Mes Amis hosted ‘Allo Allo’ and on Sunday Koo held their Food Festival. Events drew to a close with a Thanksgiving Service at St Thomas’ Church bringing together churches in our area under one roof to celebrate our community.


Opposite: Dancing outside Mes Amis; Winning Rug Design selection at Select Interiors; Entries for Minuteman’s Poster competition by Old Hall Junior School pupils; this page; Pot Throwing at JMJ; Stylish Cyclists; Art Workshop at St Thomas’ Centre and Glass Fusing at Harleys Interiors.

I apologise now if I’ve not included your event but there really was so much happening that it is impossible for me to cover it all. What I do know is many people enjoyed themselves and got involved in a Festival that celebrates where they live and the community they are part of. If you’ve got photos of events that you’d like to share, please email them through and I’ll set up a gallery on our S40 Local facebook page. Here’s to the third Chatsworth Road Festival in 2013 - if you’ve got your 2013 diary yet don’t forget to pencil it in - for the 5 to 13 October 2013.

A huge thanks to the Chesterfield As one of the organising committee members and on behalf Photographic Society members, of the committee I can’t thank people enough for setting up Ken Davis, Christine Hall, Des such a fabulous range of events, and I must thank each and Haslam and Simon Fawley for every one of you who attended and got involved. their photographs of events.

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What’s On 8th September to 31st December 22 October to 27 October

Monday 22 October Wednesday 24 October

Friday 26 October Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 October Saturday 27 October Saturday 27 October

Sunday 28 October 29 October to 2 November Monday October 29 Monday October 29 Tuesday October 30 Wednesday 31 October Thursday 1 November Thursday 1 November Thursday 1 to Sunday 4 November Thursday 1 to Saturday 3 November

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. CAAF Art Competition - Images of Chesterfield. Adults over 16 - any media, take your entries to the Visitor Information Centre 22-27th Oct. Display in the Midlands Coop window from the 29th Oct until judging on the 2nd Nov by the Mayor /Mayoress of C/field. Cash prizes. Children under 16 come to the CAAF market stall by the pump and draw and colour your pictures. Brampton Living History Group: Derbyshire Place Names A talk by Mrs J. Ainsworth. Held in St. Thomas’ Church Parish Centre, Chatsworth Road, at 7:30pm. Admission Charge £1.50. ALL WELCOME. Encounters with Remarkable Birds An evening with Dominic Couzens, notable author, naturalist and wildlife consultant. Celebrating 25years of RSPB Chesterfield Local Group. Winding Wheel, Chesterfield 7:30pm. Tickets available from Chesterfield venues Box Office 01246 345222, wwwchesterfieldvenues. Craft Fair: Storrs Road Methodist Church Centre 5 - 8pm. Photographic Art, Jewellery, Soaps/Bath Bombs, Embroidery pieces, Baby goods, Woodwork, Cards, Cakes, Jams & Preserves, Refreshments. Free entry. The Chesterfield Art Club: Last Exhibition of 2012 at St Thomas’ Community Centre, Brampton, 10am to 5pm on both days. Admission is free and there is ample free parking available.

Halloween Ball: The Jungle Play Centre. 6:30 - 8:30pm £4.95 Entry. Fancy Dress. Includes Party Games, Disco, lots of Prizes to be won. The Jungle Play Centre, Fox wood Road, Sheepbridge. Call 01246 260011. Halloween Ball: Enjoy a night of goolish goings-on at Winding Wheel, Chesterfield. Fancy Dress is optional, tickets are priced at £35 per person and includes drinks on arrival, three course meal and fantastic music to dance the night away. For more details please contact Fundraising Team at Ashgate Hospice 01246 567250 or email British Summertime (BST) Ends Clocks go back! CAAF Art Competition - Images of Chesterfield Display In the Midlands Coop window from the 29th October until judging on the 2nd Nov by the Mayor /Mayoress of C/field Holiday Club: 10am to 12 noon at Christadelphian Church 19a Sheffield Road Chesterfield. Children aged 5 to 11 years, join in painting, crafts, music, cooking and lots of fun. For bookings call 01246 237950. Visit web site Wesley Guild at Storrs Road Methodist Church. 7:30pm The speaker with be Julie Dixon talking about the Time Bank. Anyone is welcome to come along. Holiday Club. 10am to 12 noon at Christadelphian Church 19a Sheffield Road Chesterfield. Children aged 5 – 11 years, join in painting, crafts. music, cooking and lots of fun. For booking call 01246 237950. Visit web site Halloween Songs From The Shows. Peak Performance presents songs from the shows, a charity concert for the NSPCC. 7:30pm at the Holymoorside Village Hall. Tickets £5, contact Sandra on 01246 569067 or just turn up on the night. Chesterfield Museum: Go West! - Find out what life was really like in the American Wild West with our costumed re-enactors. Chesterfield Museum & Art Gallery - all 10am - 4pm, (closed Wednesdays and Sundays) free entry. For details contact the Chesterfield Museum on 01246 345727. Chesterfield Arts and Market Festival. For information please call Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre on 01246 345777/8 or visit Crooked Spire Church Open Day and Tower Tour. For information please call Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre on 01246 345777/8 or visit

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What’s On Friday 2 November

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Saturday 3 November Sunday 4 November Monday 5 November Monday 5 November Tuesday 6 November

Wednesday 7 November Thursday 8 November Thursday 8 November Thursday 8 November

Saturday 10 November Saturday 10 November Sunday 11 November

DJANGONAUTS: Acoustic Jazz Quartet playing in the Gypsy Jazz style. Djangonauts are back, after their popular gig at the Whitworth in September 2011. The band has a fresh modern sound, but is firmly rooted in the style of the legendary guitar virtuoso Reinhardt. The Ballroom, The Whitworth Centre, Darley Dale, DE4 2EQ. Doors open: 7pm Show starts: 7:30pm. Tickets: £7.50 / £6.00 concs. Enquiries and tickets: Sarah Bennett: 01629 733759, Standing in Line: A story of the First World War told in songs, readings, images by Lester Simpson Nigel Corbett and Mike Bettison. Tickets £8/£7 concessions. St Thomas' Church Centre @7:30pm. Bar with Brampton Brewery from 6:45pm. Tickets Shirley Niblock 01246 207080, Howard Borrell 01246 221400 or Created Gallery. Organised by Walton and West Forum - bringing heart to the Community. Brampton Food Market: 10am - 2pm at St Thomas' Centre, Chatsworth Road, behind St Thomas' Church. Free entry. 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 and singing. Carers welcome. For further details call free on 0808 1082354. Guy Fawkes Night

Chesterfield Fireworks Display Stand Road, Chesterfield. For information please call Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre on 01246 345777/8 or visit Chesterfield & District Family History Society: Accent of Chesterfield in North East Derbyshire - a talk by Michal La Baigue. 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. Holymoorside Horticultural Society: A talk by Robert Falconer – Our Wonderful World. 8pm at the United Reformed Church Meeting Room, Holymoorside. Visitors are always welcome at our meetings. For details contact Trevor Gee (Secretary) 01246 569059. Tea Dance @ Fairplay. A monthly Tea Dance at the Fairplay Centre, Alexandra Road West. 1 to 3pm £3. Enjoy music, tea and cake. Parking in the top right hand corner of Mecca Bingo Car Park. For details please call the Fairplay office on 01246 203963. Chesterfield Evening Townswomen's Guild. 7pm in the Winding Wheel. Speaker Susan Mallinson "The Making of The Last of the Summer Wine". Contact the Secretary on 01246 455110 for further details. Singing for the Brain: St John's Church Centre, Walton Back Lane 2pm to 4pm. Anyone with dementia or any similar condition is very welcome to come along with their carers and enjoy an afternoon of tea and biscuits, 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 . Christmas Market: The Christmas Market will be at Ashgate Hospice between 11am – 2pm. Come along to hear the Brampton Community Band and to see Ashley Bear... and Santa too! 1st Holymoorside Scout Group Community Christmas Fayre: Holymoorside village hall; 1.00 - 4.00pm. Lots of great stalls with something for everyone from small children to grannies and grandads. Please contact 01246 566580. Remembrance Day (Remembrance Sunday)


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What’s On Sunday 11 November Sunday 11 November Sunday 11 November Sunday 11 November Monday 12 November

Monday 12 November Tuesday 13 November Tuesday 13 November

Thursday 15 November Thursday 15 November

Friday 16 November

Friday 16 November Saturday 17 November Saturday 17 November Sunday 18 November Saturday 24 November Saturday 24 November

St Thomas’ Church Remembrance Service. 10am, a community Remembrance Service at St Thomas' Church, Chatsworth Road. All welcome. St Thomas' Church Memorial Service. 6pm an annual community Memorial Service to remember loved ones who have died.  All welcome. Remembrance Sunday service at 10.45 am Gospel Mission, Old Road, Brampton.

Changing a Disaster into an Opportunity. An illustrated talk by the Chesterfield and District Alpine Garden Society. Meet at 3pm in Holymoorside United Reformed Church. Diabetes UK - Chesterfield & North Derbyshire Voluntary Group monthly meeting: CHESTERFIELD LAW CENTRE Speaker: Teresa Waldron. 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. NEDIAS: Power to the Peak A talk by Derek Grindell on the early electricity supplies to the Peak District. Visitors welcome. 7:30pm at St Thomas’ Church Centre, Chatsworth Road, Brampton (opposite Vauxhall/ Bristol Street Motors). NOTE the new venue. Info from Cliff on 01246 234212. 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. Chesterfield Civic Society: Some aspects of Chesterfield's industrial past. Dr Pat Strange is a well-known local industrial archaeologist who has undertaken much work throughout the county and is currently closely involved with the Arkwright Society. His talk today will focus on events in the local area. 7:30pm at the Eyre Chapel Newbold (which is behind the Nags Head Public House in Newbold). Contact Yvonne Williamson (01246) 566509 for more information. Chesterfield Jazz Club: Phil Robson – Stunning guitarist who has won Parliamentary and BBC Jazz Awards – Chesterfield Jazz Club, Chester Street, Chesterfield S40 1DL. Tickets available call 07764 587 258 / 07980 491 048 or online at The Inner Wheel Club of Chesterfield: Christmas Extravaganza @St Thomas’ New Church Rooms, Brampton, Chesterfield from 10:30am – 3pm. There will be stalls with gifts, cards, jewellery and preserves and a raffle for a Christmas hamper and other prizes. £1.50 for entrance and tea/coffee. All proceeds will go to the president’s charity, Ashgate Hospice. Brookfield PFA Christmas Market. 6:30 to 8:30pm in the school hall. Tickets are £1.50 and can be bought in advance from Brookfield reception or on the door. There will be about 30 local stall holders selling a range of things including gifts, jewellery, cards and food items. There will also be festive entertainment and refreshments, including home-made cakes and savouries. In addition this year there will be Christmas games and activities for children. Contact - for more detail. Holymoorside & District History Society: George Martin - A Tribute. A talk by Godfrey Holmes. Venue: Holymoorside Village Hall, 7:30pm £1.50 including refreshments. Contact the Secretary on 01246 568101. Chesterfield Cats Protection: Christmas Market 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, homemade crafts, Cats Protection merchandise, bargains galore! Contact: Gill 01246 209946 Rag Rug Workshop -Scandinavian Style. 10am to 4pm St. Thomas' Centre. £26 Contact Rachael 566989 for more details. Shoebox service at 10:45 am Gospel Mission, Old Road, Brampton.   Ginger Beer making (Walton): Learn how to make the real thing, not the poor substitute normally sold in shops. Transition Chesterfield event. Details at or by emailing: hello@ Charity Christmas Market at St John’s Church Centre, Walton Back Lane. 11 am to 3 pm. Locally made jewellery, homemade cakes and produce, cards, crafts and more, as well as  'nearly new' stalls (books, china, bric a brac etc) and activities for the children.  Enjoy our homemade refreshments and a friendly chat. Even Santa will be there! Raising funds for the Smiles Foundation. Contact Lindsay: 01246 234696.

Gingerbread House Making and Decoration. Storrs Road Methodist Church & Centre Friday 30 November • 6:30 to 8pm. Minimum age 8 years • Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult £7.50 per house • Places limited • Booking essential - Call 01246 206760 Page 12 •

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Christmas Bazaar at Holymoorside United Reformed Church 2 - 4pm. Stalls with gifts, Christmas decorations, tombola etc. and refreshments available. For more information phone 01246 569025. Christmas Fayre 2 - 4pm. Santa arrives around 2:45 pm, Gospel Mission, Old Road, Brampton.

Wesley Guild at Storrs Road Methodist Church. 7:30pm The speaker with be Steven Woodward talking about The Smiles Foundation. Anyone is welcome to come along. Brampton Living History Group: A talk by Mr Blood. Held in St. Thomas’ Church Parish Centre, Chatsworth Road, at 7:30pm. Admission Charge £1.50. ALL WELCOME. DALEDIVA @St. John's Church Centre, Walton Back Lane, Chesterfield. Parkinson's U K Chesterfield Branch are pleased to present DALEDIVA. 7:30pm Tickets cost £8.00 (including refreshments) available from Anne Thompson. Telephone 01246 566448. Gingerbread House Making at Storrs Road Methodist Church Centre 6.30 - 8pm. Fun for all the family with a great hands-on session constructing and decorating a traditional Gingerbread House for Christmas. Led by John Roberts - member of the Master Chefs of Great Britain. Min age 8 years. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Cost £7.50 per House to include ready cut & cooked gingerbread shapes, sweets & chocolates to decorate along with covered base. Places limited, book on 01246 206760. St. Andrew's Day Brampton Christmas Market: 10am - 2pm at St Thomas' Church Centre. Local foods and craft with a Christmas theme.  Free entry. Songs from the Musicals: A concert given by Peak Performance at 7:30 pm at Storrs Road Methodist Church. Tickets cost £5 to include refreshments. Available on the door or by contacting 01246 232169. Fairplay Winter wonderland, 4 - 7pm at the Fairplay Centre, Alexandra Road West. Santa’s Grotto, Christmas Market, Carol Singers, family fun etc! For details please call the Fairplay office on 01246 203963.

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What’s On Sunday 2 December Sunday 2 December

Tuesday 4 December Wednesday 5 December Friday 7 December Friday 7 December Saturday 8 December Saturday 8 December Monday 10 December

Thursday 13 December Thursday 13 December Thursday 13 December

Friday 14 December Saturday 15 December Sunday 16 December Sunday 16 December Friday 21 December

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 and singing. Carers welcome. For further details call free on 0808 1082354 Coffee and christingles: Come along at 2pm for a cup of coffee, christmas cake and help to make christingles ready for the service that follows, or just sit back, relax and watch christingles being made and the advent ring being prepared. The Christingle service (in aid of The Children's Society) starts 3:30pm. Experience the wonderful glow of christingle candles pushing back the darkness and lighting up the faces of the children as we raise money to help push back the darkness for those children in danger and in need this Christmas. Gospel Mission, Old Road, Brampton. Chesterfield & District Family History Society: Christmas Party. 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. Holymoorside Horticultural Society: Christmas Party. 8pm at the United Reformed Church Meeting Room, Holymoorside. Visitors are always welcome at our meetings. For details contact Trevor Gee (Secretary) 01246 569059. Messy Christmas Party at Storrs Road Methodist Church Centre. After school at 3.30pm to 5.30pm. Everyone welcome, children MUST be accompanied by an adult. Booking essential for catering. email or telephone 01246-270012 Dress2the9s Top Quality night out for people aged 30 plus. The Red Lion Bistro and Peak Edge Hotel, Darley Road, Stone Edge. Tickets from or call 07967 637716. See advert opposite. Christmas Market hosted by Holymoorside Choral Society at 10.30 a.m. in Holymoorside Village Hall. Carols, mince pies, coffee, mulled wine, stalls and much more. Come along and get in the Christmas spirit. Entry 50p. Fairplay Winter Wonderland: 4:30 to 7:30pm at the Fairplay Centre, Alexandra Road West. Santa’s Grotto, Christmas Market, Carol Singers, family fun etc! For details please call the Fairplay office on 01246 203963. Diabetes UK - Chesterfield & North Derbyshire Voluntary Group monthly meeting: '“CHRISTMAS SOCIAL”. 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 Tea Dance @ Fairplay. A monthly Tea Dance at the Fairplay Centre, Alexandra Road West. 1pm to 3pm £3. Enjoy music, tea and cake. Parking in the top right hand corner of Mecca Bingo Car Park. For details please call the Fairplay office on 01246 203963. Chesterfield Evening Townswomen's Guild. 7pm in the Winding Wheel. Christmas Party and speaker Rev Trevor Page "Christmas Surprise". Contact the Secretary on 01246 455110 for further details. 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 our Christmas celebration. An afternoon of tea and biscuits, carols and 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. WOW (Worship on Weekdays) will celebrate Christmas with a cafe style evening of contemporary worship. Come along and join the Worship Group. Coffee served from 7:30pm worship starts at 7:45pm at Storrs Road Methodist Church. Holymoorside Choral Society: Charity Christmas Concert at St. Thomas', Brampton at 7:30 pm with special guests Harlequin Brass.Tickets are £8 for adults, £2 for under 12’s, available from Claire on 01246 274296. Refreshments will be served. Carol Service: 5 - 6pm at Christadelphian Church 19a Sheffield Road Chesterfield. Mulled wine and mince pies served after the service. Visit web site Lights of Love: The Lights of Love switch on ceremony will take place in the Ashgate Hospice grounds from 6pm, to dedicate your Light of Love this year please visit the Ashgate Hospice website www. or call the Fundraising Team on 01246 567250. A Wassail Evening of carols, mulled wine and mince pies with Holymoorside Choral Society at Holymoorside Village Hall at 7:30pm. Inclusive tickets are £7 for adults, £2 for under 12’s, available from Claire on 01246 274296.

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There’s something in the woodshed?

Heathscapes celebrates 20 Years in business at Holymoorside. The day I went to meet Philip and Philippa Heath from Heathscapes was one of those occasions that makes me realise why I love my job, it’s simply about meeting great people who do interesting things.


’ve never needed wood to fuel my wood burning stove as I don’t have one. However if I ever do have one I know where my fuel, or dry firewood logs (as they are known in the trade), will be coming from.

Tucked away at the back of Holymoorside down a small lane off Harewood Road is Cat Hole Mill and Dye Works of Holymoorside. This is where Heathscapes runs from, a small family business with strong community and environmental ethics. They have been in business here for 20 years this year, but the yard they operate from dates way back to the 19th Century. It was here that the cotton dyeing for the factories took place, and where they dried the timber they felled to keep the water supplied by the river Hipper clean to supply the dye works. The felled wood was stored here and dried in

covered, sheltered stores until it was used as fuel for the Dye works. The purpose of the yard changed from dyeing to timber and forestry use in the twentieth Century under the ownership of Robinsons. And what I love is the fact that the place is still being used for the same purpose by Heathscapes today. Sheltered by a few great Sycamores that must shudder every time an axe falls or a wood saw starts up, the yard is stacked with timber that’s cut and aged, or seasoned, for at least 18 months before being sold. I’d no idea about wood fuel but Philip explained, “our seasoned timber is dried for at least 18 months, being rotated around the stores carefully to ensure it slowly loses its moisture which makes it better for burning. Logs are categorised by type and energy value, so you can be assured of getting the right type of log for your stove or fire.” “Green timber, or just cut wood, has a high moisture content of between 40 to 60%, summer dried has a moisture content of 20 to 25% and seasoned timber, such as we supply, 10 to 15%. This means the timber is twice as efficient as fuel so will burn longer. You can also buy kiln dried timber also available with a similar moisture content, but to me this seems inefficient as you have used significant energy to heat the kiln to dry the wood out. As well as the increase in burn time, another huge advantage of seasoned timber is how cleanly it burns - green wood will soot up a chimney or flue very quickly, whilst seasoned wood will help keep your heat source operating cleanly and efficiently.”

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Philip went on to explain that there is an art to operating a wood burning stove, it’s not as simple as chucking some large logs in and creating a glowing fire! “I’ve heated my home and hot water and cooked with logs for over twenty years and will happily advise customers on everything wood fuel related”. Heathscapes can also build made to measure log stores, help with rotating timber and they have held sessions introducing people to stoves so they can share their wealth of knowledge with people keen to learn.

But it’s not just about firewood, they are also a small but highly skilled and experienced team of tree surgeons. Philip encourages tradition and supports local youngsters by providing work experience, apprenticeships and employment. As Tree Warden for the locality Philip is keen to see trees retained and maintained wherever possible and supports re-planting when tree removal is necessary.  Working with the Parish Council and County Council he monitors work carried out on trees with Preservation Orders and liaises with the Planning Department on behalf of his clients when Tree Preservation Orders work is requested. And love of wood doesn’t stop there, Heathscapes is committed to making the most of trees, whether as living oxygen providers, carbon neutral fuel providers or as quirky pieces of decorative art work.   Philippa loves to get creative as many pieces of wood shine again as bespoke indoor or outdoor decorations, decorative logs for empty fireplaces and shelves, wood mushrooms for seats, tables or kids’ play areas, huge beech blocks and tree stumps for log stools or a more contemporary look. “We can provide Woodsy Weddings or Woodland Themed Parties by providing silver birch name place settings, candles, vases, cake stands and lanterns, or even branch arbours for that romantic effect!” says Philippa, “We love anything that involves wood, we’ve provided everything from hot charcoal for firewalkers to willow for cricket bats and are always happy to help.” Thanks to Philip and Philippa for taking time out to talk, and thanks for the cake and tea... and the smell of the wood burning stove. I’m also delighted that to celebrate their 20 years in business Heathscapes are offering S40 readers 20% off all hedge cutting - if you’d like to give them a try.

Philip is also involved locally as coaching the junior section U15s rugby players at Chesterfield Panthers, or cricket Coach at Baslow Cricket Club looking after the kwik, U11 and U14 teams. He helps out at Walton Holymoorside School with PE, runs the after school rugby team and has delivered the all important Christmas tree for the past twelve years! He’s also the Holymoorside Scouts Chairman and a Cub Leader. Famous locally for the scout powered hog roast! A busy man.

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Beer Cellar. The latest addition to Brampton Brewery’s estate.


rampton Brewery has been brewing from Chatsworth Business Park at 172 Chatsworth Road since 2007, and although not running at the capacity of the original Brampton Brewery, which operated at the site Matalan now occupies, today’s Brampton Brewery now supplies 30 pubs, has two Brampton Brewery pubs, The Rose and Crown and The Tramway Tavern and its beers can crop up in pubs on the Isle of White through to the northern outreaches of Scotland. Chris Radford, Head Brewer explains, “we do beer swaps with other breweries so it’s great when we get a request to re-supply, keep an eye out as you never know where you’ll find Brampton Breweries beers next!” And they’ve just added another local outlet for you to try “we’ve recently taken on the unit next door to the Brewery and have opened it as the Beer Cellar. From these fully licensed premises you can now obtain bottled beers, carry out boxes, a new range of Brampton wines, whiskies and all sorts of brewery related accessories and gifts” explains Chris. The Beer Cellar is currently open from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday but in the run up to Christmas will open on Saturdays through November and December. To compliment the beers and whiskies we’re selling Brampton wines - unfortunately, they’re not made here - “our climate isn’t quite up to producing the fruit needed for great wine, but we were approached from South Africa by the producers of these wines, after they’d found us on the Internet, and they asked whether we’d be interested in supplying them. Always on the look out for new and interesting projects,

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and with the new off-license up and running we sampled the produce and agreed to stock it”. The Brampton wines began as the playful ‘little brother’ to Rustenberg Wines, one of South Africa’s most respected Estates owned by the Barlow family (another local connection perhaps?) who have been farming wine in Stellenbosch in the Cape winelands for over 60 years - retailing at £7.99, it would be rude not to try this out. The new Brampton Brewery is a real local affair, it all started in 2005, following a discussion in a pub about resurrecting the Brampton Brewery. Chris Radford is the main man and runs the business, but behind the scenes are four other local residents and business men, who make up the four directors, Dave Hattersley of B Hattersley and Sons, Funeral Directors, John Frederick of Fredericks Ice Cream, Jon Leeming a friend of Chris’s and a lover or real ale and finally John Hirst, Chris’s brother in law, helped establish the venture and had the confidence to invest. It’s also John Frederick who is landlord at the brewery site. It’s great to see local businesses thriving and expanding, I wish the guys every future success. STOP PRESS: Just before we went to press we learned that the brewery has won two gold medals at the SIBA Midlands Beer competition held at Nottingham Castle, the awards went to Tudor Rose and Brampton Mild and both of these go through to the National finals. Brampton Mild also took bronze in the overall beer judging of the Midlands competition. Both Tudor Rose & Brampton Mild now go forward to the SIBA National Final, in March 2013 in Sheffield.

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elcome to the 2013 S40 Local gift guide. Christmas is looming and always we’re on hand to help you find great Christmas gifts locally. Shown here (and on the following page) is a selection from the businesses on your doorstep. Avoid the crush of Meadowhall or Sheffield and spend your pound closer to home.

Harleys Interiors

Stocked to the rafters with gifts, jewellery, cards, interior decor and interior furnishings Harleys will have something for that person Santa always struggles to buy for! Lilyflame Blush Candle £8.50, just one of many to choose from, and Red or Dead handbag shown.

Peters Shoes

As well as shoes from leading brands such as Loake and Barker, Peters Shoes offers accessories to ensure those treasured purchases are well cared for such as, Dasco Boot Shapers for ladies’ winter boots and Cedar Strand shoe trees for the gents.

Igloo Cycles Gifts at any price for cyclists, whether just starting out or

professional. Socks from DeFeet from £7.99 or Garmin GPS from £129.99.


If you’re looking for something a little bit different then POOKY is the place for you. Their Christmas suggestions include Magnetic Football League Tables £9.99, Novelty Bath Stickers £7.50 and a whole range of stocking fillers from just 50p. Page 24 •

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A couple of Christmas Crackers! A super fast PC at a budget price, Exlen Lightspeed-VS Systems from £399 and the new Versus tablets 9.7’’ IPS HD Screen and well spec’d at £159, limited stock on all offers, so you’ll need to be quick.

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Anyone suffering from car blemishes? How about a local mobile repair from Ashgate based Steve Knight on 07810 332272.


Packed with interesting and delightful things you’ll find something here to please everyone. Scented candles, perfume hearts from Autour du Farfum and the ‘men’s section’ show just a small selection of what’s on offer.


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Connoisseur? Why not buy a hessian sack of up to 20 Dry English Oak Logs, finished with a ribbon and decorative wooden tag. It’s premium wood for excellent, long lasting heat.

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Orders now being taken for Christmas, choose the shape, glaze - lettering can be added.

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Brampton Brewery

Local brews, whiskies, the new Brampton wine and Brewery Merchandise all make excellent stocking fillers for the real ale lovers. Page 26 •

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Stone The Scarecrows! The Scarecrow Festival 2012 Holymoorside.


f you took a drive through Holymoorside at the end of August, you might have felt as though you were being watched! And, those checking your progress were probably made of straw and originally used to scare the crows. But for two weeks of the year in Holymoorside, they’re dressed up in their finery to put on a show for those passing by. I’d assumed this was an age old tradition but when chatting to Sheila Cheesman and Jean Pratt, the scarecrow festival organisers, I learned that this was not the case! “I’d always wanted to do something community based during the Holymoorside Arts Festival” says Sheila, “so it was great to get the Scarecrow Festival off the ground back in 2003.” “Originally we ran the scarecrow festival during June, but about four years ago we decided that the Well Dressing, Fun Day and Scarecrow Festival should all be aligned to coincide with the school holidays during August.”

The whole thing is non-competitive and Sheila and her team of helpers hold sessions to introduce people to the art of scarecrow making a couple of weeks before the main event. This year there was an Olympic theme and many of the 50 scarecrows on display were dressed accordingly, covering an area from the top of Harewood Road and through into Walton. Planning has already started for next year’s event, Sheila’s group meet three of four times throughout the year and if you have practical skills Sheila would especially like to hear from you (call 01246 568130). In case you missed the festival, here’s a selection of the Olympic scarecrows from this year’s event. Page 30 •

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Stone The Scarecrows! The Scarecrow Festival 2012 Holymoorside.

Scarecrow festivals appear to be a relatively new celebration, the oldest event I can find evidence of is a man riding through the town of Romney Marsh dressed as a Scarecrow in 1964.

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Climatic Chaos! Doreen Morton

“Let me set the scene at the Holymoorside Fun Day on Saturday 25 August. The Jubilee celebrations at the Recreation Ground had been rained off and it promised to do the same for the Fun Day. A few intrepid stall holders had set up their gazebos with an ice cream van and an enclosure with owls optimistically standing in.

The Village Hall bustled with stalls and demonstrations. The Kirkby Brass Band played and the Ladies Club were doing a roaring trade in cream teas. I took time out from washing up, donned my Wellies and went down the slope onto the grass to look round the stalls. By then a steady drizzle was wetting everything, even the owls looked fed up.

“Back to the washing up. A while later someone exclaimed “It’s hailing!” We looked out in disbelief to see marble sized chunks of ice hurtling down from the sky. Very soon a bank of hailstones had built up like snow, then a river of water began to flow down the slope by the hall door. And the band played on! “The people in the hall were oblivious to the plight of the stall holders outside who were frantically trying to cope with a deluge from above and below. “The hail fell over a small area around the Village Hall - it really did have to be seen to be believed. “Other areas in the village were flooded and there were many tales to tell. Rachel rescued some fish that had been washed out of a neighbour’s pond and were floundering about in her garden. Our scarecrow poised to dive into flood water swirling round our semi-detached houses (Ed: last month’s cover). Roads were under deep water, a wall and plants washed away. “A few hours later the water had drained away, the sun came out and operation ‘drying out’ began. “Would you believe it?”. Doreen Morton. Ed: We were in Eyam as the rain fell in Chesterfield, we didn’t get a drop, I did realise something had happened on arriving home as all the moss that used to be on our roof was now outside the front door! As a friend of ours says “this should never have been dubbed global warming, that sounds far too pleasant, it’s climatic chaos”. Did you experience problems with flooding in Holymoorside? If so there is a group of residents who would be interested to hear. So please get in touch and I’ll forward on your details.

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Day Nursery with Natalie Johnson, owner. Deciding on care for your child is one of the most difficult and important decisions a parent can make. When you’re visiting a number of different settings it’s worth considering The Jungle at Sheepbridge, with a drop off and collection service, the location is not a problem.


atalie Johnson started The Jungle Playcentre and Nursery three years ago, located in a purpose-built setting, perfect for children’s development. Natalie was

keen to offer something fresh and new for Chesterfield. “We find that as soon as people walk through the doors they sign their children up. What we have here is unique in Chesterfield” says Natalie. And it’s not only the physical environment that’s important, it’s also the staff and carers. There’s a real mixture of people at the Jungle Day Nursery, Natalie has a Bachelor of Education (Hons) degree and Early Years Professional Status, and moved from teaching in Page 36 •

mainstream schools to run her own children’s nursery. The Nursery Manager Dawn, has over 20 year experience in the nursery sector, and the more newly qualified staff like Laura Masling the Assistant Manager and Kelly Taylor the Supervisor are both qualified to degree level in Early Childhood Studies. All other staff are qualified to Level 3 and above - you can be sure of a balanced team with well qualified leaders and time served skills, together with more recently qualified carers - resulting in many pairs of safe hands for your children.

The nursery is large and spacious (it does have the capacity to take 108 children) and mimics a school type environment from the start. “It’s important to create the right environment for young children, The Jungle Day Nursery provides many elements a child will experience when they start school” says Natalie. Children can start in the baby room - which cares for children

from 0 to 2 years, each room is filled with age specific toys and learning aids and run by dedicated staff who develop individual plans for each child. Each child also has an allocated key worker who will follow the child’s progress though the nursery right through to being involved in a final handover as a child leaves for school. The learning packs and information will be passed over to their school to ensure that the school knows about the child’s progress at The Jungle. From the baby room, at two years old, children move to

the toddler room where the toys and learning changes to help the toddler develop essential skills and the ability to interact with the world through playing with others, taking turns and fantasy play. Once a toddler reaches the age of three they move to the main preschool area and from three to five they learn to satisfy their needs of success, fun, freedom and respect which form the basis for healthy development and lifelong learning. This is in a separate room again with age specific equipment. There is a separate library (used by all age groups) with a wide range of books,

rotated to ensure children have a great choice. This room is ideal for one to one sessions with children and is a quiet relaxing place away from the hustle and bustle of the other rooms. There is an outdoor play area with “Billy Bounce” safety flooring, play frames, ride on toys, bikes, scooters, trikes, footballs, parachutes, bean bags etc. “We have included outdoor planting areas so children can see plants grow from seed and learn they need to be fed and watered to allow them to grow” says Natalie. “We also have Eddie, the nursery rabbit that children love to pet and take care of.” The nursery runs after school clubs, and holiday clubs for children up to the age of 12, these are run in a large room upstairs with lift access. On rainy days this large open room is used for “movers and groovers” sessions to ensure that even when it’s not possible to use the outdoor space the children get some exercise. Food is freshly prepared each day from a fully stocked kitchen and “We’ve invested in chairs so when children sit round the table in the dining area to eat they’re all at the same level, it’s great to see the babies develop, mimicking the actions of the more grown up children around them” says Natalie. Children’s security is important - CCTV, safety fencing, fob access systems, separate rooms for the different ages, which is also the case with the outdoor spaces to create a safe physical environment. There has been significant investment in technology. The rooms have school type technology, interactive white boards, new Toshiba laptops with age specific software, safe internet access and digital cameras for the children to use. As we mentioned last month, The Jungle have a minibus which is available for collection and drop off anywhere in Chesterfield, this can apply to any of the age groups and is used to collect children from school for the after school clubs returning them to home later on. The bus is always staffed, along with the driver and it is equipped with privacy glass - demand is high for this service.

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And, to make sure their service can meet your needs, whatever your working pattern, they’ve just started opening up over the weekend on both Saturdays and Sundays - when they continue to offer the pick up and drop off service. If you’d like to check out The Jungle they’d love to see you, no appointment is necessary and you can just drop by to see them at work. “Our prices are competitive too, I want The Jungle to offer a great experience for children but remain sensibly priced. I’m confident that people will find us very good value for money and amongst the cheapest in town” added Natalie.

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Dragons Fold Restaurant Celebrates it’s I was just looking at some pictures of Dragons Fold Restaurant taken on 11th November 2011, so it should be no surprise to me that they’ve now completed their first year in business.


met up with Rosa-Lynn and Brenton to see how their first year has been.

“Overall it’s been good, there have been some difficulties but that is to be expected in any new business, however, we are looking forward to the next year” says Brenton, “we’ve met many people and it’s been very satisfying to see them come back again, recommend us to friends and generally see their favourable response to this new venture. News must be getting out there as people have travelled in from Sheffield and the outer regions of the Peak Park to dine with us.”

“Thank you to our customers”

Brenton and Rosa-Lynn Vann Dragons Fold. When I first met Rosa-Lynn, the building work was still underway but by the opening night all, but a few minor tweaks, was finished and they’d achieved their aim - to breathe life into this sadly forgotten and unloved building. Standing in the heart of Old Brampton you could forget that the

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hustle and bustle of the town centre is only ten minutes drive away, so rural and peaceful is the setting. Inside has a definite Art Deco feel, from the pictures in the bar and the detailing used through out the building such as the stylised doors and although echoing back to another era it is in many ways new and refreshing. “We are very pleased with the overall ambiance of the restaurant and bar, the design is very personal to us and we have had a very positive response from the S40 Local community, which is very gratifying” says Rosa-Lynn There have been changes over the year, especially to the menu, which changes seasonally and is created by Andrew Clark, Head Chef at Dragons Fold from the opening. Assisted in the kitchen by Josh Booth, Andrew creates and produces quality English cuisine with a modern perspective on some classic dishes. Asked to sum up what Dragons Fold is about the couple said their aim was to create a relaxing, comfortable place that was reasonably formal yet unpretentious that offered freshly produced quality English cuisine. Comfort during dining was important and this factor determined the choice of arm chairs in the restaurant. The bar area is relaxing and comfortable, again it’s a great place to enjoy a drink before or after your meal. I asked if there had been any

highlights or entertaining evenings that had been memorable during the first year, I was told that there had been some  excellent party nights when the premises had been exclusive for events such as birthday parties, ranging from a 21st to an 80th and a 50th Wedding Anniversary party.  These had been fun,  relaxed evenings as the party mixed freely, old friends and family members caught up with one another’s news and gossip without worrying about disturbing other guests. With the Autumn season upon us Dragons Fold will be open on Thursday evenings so you can dine Thursday, Friday or Saturday evening. The Festive Menu starts on Thursday 29 November and includes Roast Turkey with smoked confit of Goose, Chestnut and Pistachio Fried Brussels, hot Cranberry Jelly and is served with seasonal veg, roast and mashed potatoes... and is priced very reasonably at £14.95.

Treat yourself this Christmas Day at Dragons Fold, they will be open for a five course lunch, for £60, between 12:30pm and 2pm, there are no “sittings” so the table is yours and you could have the pleasure of no cooking, being waited on and no dirty dishes! Open New Years Eve for dinner - diners are asked to be seated between 7:30pm and 9:30pm to enjoy five courses for £55 per person. If you and a group of friends, family or work colleagues want to celebrate, then Dragons Fold is the ideal place as the whole restaurant and private bar can be booked for the evening and caters for up to 36 people, call for details and to discuss menus. If you haven’t dined at Dragons Fold there are only a few weekends before Christmas and if you can’t make it why add it to your ‘must do’ list for 2013, you can be sure of warm welcome from Rosa-Lynn and Brenton.

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Freehand Writers Group


rampton-based Freehand Writers group is excited to be holding a series of workshops in the coming weeks with a view to producing their first anthology early next year. This has been made possible by a community grant from Derbyshire County Council. Among the writers leading the workshops are Derbyshire-born Mark Morris (author of 20 novels including Toady, Stitch, The Secret of Anatomy, and Fiddleback and four books in the popular Dr Who range) and local Writer Heather Shaw who recently published Brushstrokes. It is also hoped to have workshops from local poets. New members are welcome to come to the workshops arranged for the last two available dates on 30 October and 13 November. Cost £3.00 per session. For further information please email freehandgroup@ or contact Suzanne on 07950 118741 / or Mike on 0781 037 4548 or 01773 862815. Full details and dates are included on

TangoMotion @Chesterfield Chesterfield is staging some of the UK’s best theatrical productions during the four day Arts and Market Festival taking place from 1-4 November. From virtuoso displays of traditional tango dance in stunning costumes to the exquisite sounds of 1930s Buenos Aires and the powerful Nuevo Tango music of Astor Piazzolla, TangoMotion is a breathtaking journey into the heart of Tango Argentino. There truly is something for everyone at this year’s Arts and Market Festival and local company fwd:motion are proud to be the main sponsor. See the full programme and book your tickets at Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre on 01246 345777/8 or the Pomegranate Theatre on 01246 345222, or go online. Page 44 •

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“A Green Oasis in a

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Manor Fields Association This is how Angela Fookes, Chair of the Manor Fields Association (MFA), describes the space the Association now owns, tucked away behind Ashgate Avenue, Ashgate Road and Old Road.


’ve noticed the gate at the end of a short drive opposite Manor Road, but never been up to see what’s there - unsure whether or not I should be there. That was until I met Angela and Leon and decided to go and visit Manor Fields for myself. The fields are managed by the Manor Fields Association, a committee of local residents, including Angela who chairs and Leon Hayward who got in touch with me. Leon’s relatively new to Chesterfield and works with a local Wildlife

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Trust in his day job, so is well placed to help them achieve their aim of maintaining the fields in a conservation friendly way. “We’re very fortunate as our Treasurer is also a tree surgeon, we have a group of volunteers who get involved with the running and maintenance of the fields, plus we enjoy the support of around 200 local members”. With regards the biodiversity at Manor Fields there is an excellent mix of wildlife that thrives in the trees, meadow borders and open field, such as woodpeckers, owls, and bullfinches, amphibians and an increasing range of wildflowers. “We’re continuing to make small changes in how the land is managed which we hope will continue adding to the appeal”, explains Leon. “In addition to the conservation work we want to create a better open green space and see the

1995, when the school closed - a few years later the grass stopped being cut and the land was no longer maintained. As with any desirable land, in 1999 developers submitted plans to build 23 new homes on the fields, concerning many local residents. At this point a small group of locals got together to build a case to say why the development shouldn’t go ahead and made their representation to the council - the plans were turned down.

area used by junior sports teams. In previous seasons we have hosted junior football teams playing each week, but this year we don’t have anyone booked. If there’s anyone out there looking for a pitch for a junior sports team they should give us a call on 01246 208379. We’ve invested a lot of time and effort into improving the drainage on the pitch so there is a good surface for sports now.” Angela explained. The fields are also used by Old Hall School for occasional outdoor lessons. Pupils have helped with bulb planting, built log piles and insect hotels. Sheffield Hallam University MSc students have also used the fields for research and study.

Manor Fields

You may have used the space if you were at Manor School as it was their sports field until

The group expressed an interest in the ongoing future of the fields and formed the Manor Fields Association, and five years later in 2004 the fields were handed over and became the responsibility of the group, at a peppercorn rent for 25 years. Maintenance became the responsibility of the group, with some tasks bought in from the council. To enable them to raise the necessary funds MFA became a charity in 2007. The cost of the basic upkeep - grass cutting, care of the 200 trees on the fields (many with preservation orders) and insurances require them to raise around £1000 per year. The success of this relationship, with the fields being kept in great condition and made available for everyone, has recently led to the council passing ownership of the land to the Association. Angela explained that Chesterfield Borough Council’s support and confidence in the association, has put the land in the direct control of the local community. In 2004 the MFA held an audit of people using the fields. This found on average 30 to 50 people per day use the fields for dog walking, exercise or simply to sit and enjoy the peace and quiet offered by this urban escape space.

Community Space

The Manor Fields Association recently organised a Barn Dance for the Chatsworth Road Festival at Loundsley Green Community Centre to raise funds - the Brampton Community Band played and Brampton Brewery ran the bar making it a real local affair. Angela commented “We wanted to celebrate obtaining the fields and thank the local community who support us so well. We look forward to developing the recreational space that’s totally in harmony with the community around it.” The fields were also visited during Festival week when Councillor Shirley Niblock led the first Walton and West Green Walk taking people through our four local green spaces, Manor Fields, The Inkerman, Walton Dam and Somersall Park. The Manor Fields Association would like your ideas about how you’d like to see Manor Fields used to the benefit of the community, and would love to hear from you if you’d like to become a volunteer. You can contact Angela on 01246 208379. If you don’t want such an active role, you could always just take a stroll around Manor Fields to see what has been happening over the past few years and enjoy a little peace and quiet. Please mention S40 Local • Page 47

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Keep It In The Family

A fresh take on car ownership by Peter Dibble of Noble Motorsport. I guess as part of consumerism, we’re driven to want ‘new’ of everything, but as Noble explains, with today’s cars this is driven more by desire or status than necessity.


ars have become almost disposable, yet why? If you turn back the clock, any vehicle that survived more than 20 years was a rarity - bodywork rusted, parts broke and generally they just got to a point where they cost too much to maintain, the cheapest option was often to get rid and look for a new set of wheels. However, this is not so for modern cars, Peter Dibble at Noble Motorsport explained “today’s cars are far removed from cars of 30 or 40 years ago, they last so much longer - manufacturers are offering five or seven year warranties with their products, so they must be sure they will easily achieve the 100,000 mile target, the bodywork will remain bright and new, and more importantly bits won’t start falling off!”

If looked after properly, today’s cars will still be running reliably in years to come and Noble can help look after your car be it 50 years old and cherished, or one year old and simply the family taxi. Noble can service any car whether it’s in or out of warranty - as long as they use manufacturer’s parts and follow the manufacturer’s service schedule, any nonfranchise garage can service your car and the warranty will be unaffected. If you do this, it’s always a good idea to get receipts and part serial numbers to show the correct parts are used and ensure the servicing book is stamped. Page 50 •

It’s only when a repair for an item covered by the warranty is needed, that it has to go back to the franchise dealer for the warranty to remain intact. So, perhaps it’s time to consider hanging onto a car for more than three or five years. Why not ensure it’s properly looked after and keep it in the family? For cars on finance with a bubble payment it might be more cost effective to borrow the money or dip into savings, clear the finance and the car is yours, look after it well by making sure it’s serviced and maintained in line with the service schedule and after say six years you have a car that’s paid for and, other than maintenance, running costs and fuel, is cost free. It should then provide you with trouble free motoring - 20 years should be easily achievable! If you hang onto it long enough why not keep it in the family? Hand it down (or sell it!) to your offspring as their first set of wheels! It makes financial sense - to shop carefully, purchase something with a long warranty, look after it and eventually it will owe you nothing. If you do already have a cherished old car, again Noble Motorsport can help. “We have provided servicing and repairs to a wide range of cars” says Pete, “The cost of servicing and repairing an older car is far cheaper than the depreciation on a new model. We’ve worked on almost every classic car, many sports cars and cars from most manufacturers, we pride ourselves on our service and whether you want a new exhaust for your Ford Focus or a new turbocharger on your Nissan GTR you’ll get the same level of service and attention. We’ll even clean it inside and out and, if you come for your first service, we’ll include your oil and filter free!” Noble Motorsport Ltd can be found tucked away at the back of the Chatsworth Business Park at 172 Chatsworth Road (you can’t miss the huge Urban Canvas painting of Sterling Moss on the end of their building) where you’ll find they have ample parking and a clean comfortable reception. Ask for Pete or Mike and you’ll be well looked after.

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Igloo In New Zealand Worldwide support from Igloo Cycles

Hot on the heels of the Olympic success of the Brownlee brothers in the Triathlon, Rob Dixon from Igloo is heading out to New Zealand to provide mechanical support to the 400 strong GB Age Group Team at the Triathlon World Championships in Auckland from 20 - 22 October.


he GB Age Group Team - juniors, seniors and veterans - is made up of the top performing athletes from various events around the UK, who are invited to compete in the world championships for their country. Rob, and another mechanic will be offering all levels of mechanical support, from unpacking a bike from its travel case and assembling it, through to setting up electronic gear shifting. “The level of mechanical skill varies enormously across the competitors and even the most skilled often want a quick check to ensure their bikes are properly set up. You have to remember that a mechanical failure may mean missing a podium place” says Rob “they will be depending on us to get everything just right - so there’s no room for error.” It’s a stressful time with so many bikes to look at, but on the flip side Rob gets to watch the world’s elite athletes competing, and with Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee, Gold and Bronze winners at the London Olympics competing, it promises to be a great event. To keep our bikes in Chesterfield in tip top condition whilst Rob’s away, Igloo have recently taken on a second pair of hands in the form of Nick Baker, who joined in early September. Both Nick and Rob are Cytech Level 3 qualified, which means they can look after everything on your bike from the basics right up to more advanced issues including suspension, hydraulic brakes, wheel building and full bike builds. If you’re in the market for a new bike yourself, Igloo has some fantastic discounts on end of range 2012 bikes to make way for the 2013 models - so it’s well worth taking a look. And thinking ahead to Christmas - if you’ve got your eye on some specific cycling gear you can take advantage of the “Igloo Wishlist” service, just like a wedding list, you can go in and select a number of items to add to your list, so friends and relatives can call in and purchase an item from the list - to make sure you receive exactly what you are after. Of course, if you don’t get time to set up your wishlist, Igloo also sell gift vouchers so you can pop in after Christmas and choose your own. With a full range of bikes for any discipline, from kids balance bikes and bmx’s through to full carbon road and mountain bikes, there’ll be something to suit every cyclist at Igloo. Watch out for future updates on demo days, event sponsorship and a great new range of 29ers to come!

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t Christmas Tree

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Festival fever is certainly gripping our area at the moment, and St Thomas’ Church is right at the heart of the action again...


etween Friday 7 and Sunday 9 December, the church will be hosting a Christmas Tree Festival to bring together the community - groups, schools and businesses alike, to demonstrate, under one roof, the diversity of talents and services, we have on our doorstep. Jane Simmonds, who’s also involved with Operation Christmas Child is organising the event and explains “Community groups, schools and businesses will be involved and will be invited to decorate their own trees in a way that depicts what they do. Pubs might decide to decorate their tree with bottle tops and table mats; groups might hang framed pictures; a walking group could use miniature walking boots/maps/ drinks containers/binoculars; a cake shop – miniature cakes etc. I can’t wait to see how creative people are”. It’s sure to make a fantastic visual display in the church and during the weekend the church is hosting a programme of events to accompany the festival. During the Friday local schools are invited to visit, and on Saturday there will be Christmas themed demonstrations and activities, including cake decorating, flower displays, dessert demonstrations, dancing, music and comedy. And on Saturday evening there will be Community Carols in the church. “It promises to be a festive treat, Christmas is a very special time of year, and what better time to celebrate as a community under one roof? We’d love to see you there, so please come along” says Jane. For more information, or a programme of events call in at St Thomas’ Centre or contact Jane Simmonds 07974 831 274 or janesimmonds58@gmail. com. You should also find details on the counters of any participating business on Chatsworth Road from the end of November.

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Got a spare sofa? Or a table too many?


hy not donate them to YMCA Derbyshire’s New2u furniture project. New2u specialises in taking your unwanted household items and giving them a new lease of life. Things you no longer want find new

homes, meaning less is sent to landfill, and, in this age of austerity, bargain baggers can snap up good quality items at rock bottom prices. The project has recently relocated to Station Lane Industrial Estate in Old Whittington and has thrown its doors open to

the public. Gil Bowles, retail manager, has been with YMCA Derbyshire since 2010. He said: “New2u keeps good quality furniture from ending up in tips. “We take pre-used items that people no longer need and give them a new home.” All the items that New2u receive as donations are resold onto the public, whether this is families on low incomes, people in housing or just savvy shoppers out for a good deal. They take everything from sofas and dining room tables to beds, welsh dressers, decorative knick-knacks, and electrical items. Don’t forget that broken and unusable items can be taken to any Derbyshire County Council recycling centre.

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Business News Harleys Interiors

You may have noticed some work at Harleys Interiors, Chatsworth Road. Harleys Hairdressing will be opening late November after moving over from its Whittington Moor base. Throughout the rennovations Harleys Interiors remains open as usual and the full range of interior decor and accessories are still available, now spread across the two floors of the store. A new range of Autumn/ Winter handbags is now in stock so it’s never been a better time to call in and take a look round. Harleys Interiors can be found at 282 Chatsworth Road.


Chatter Independent Speech Therapy Ltd is run by Claire Garlick and Beth Atkinson. Over the last year they have been helping local children

with speech and language difficulties to become happy confident communicators. Claire and Beth provide Independent Speech and Language assessment and therapy, and are excited to announce the launch of a new toddler group; Little Chatterboxes. The group is held at St Thomas Church Centre on Chatsworth Road every Friday morning at 9.30am. All children aged 18 months to 3 years are welcome. The group uses fun activities to build the communication and social skills that all children need ready to start nursery. For more info please visit the website and call Claire on 0790 904 7937. Claire and Beth also hope to start some groups for school age children soon, so watch this space and let them know if you are interested.

Image & Colour Emporium

New to Image and Colour is a range of wools! Tracy is now stocking King Cole wools and has a great range of hand knitting yarns in stock. Available in hundreds of shades and anything not stocked can be ordered in. If you fancy helping Tracy out she’s looking for sample and garment knitters, so if you can help she’d love to hear from you. Call Tracy on 07526 455410.

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Brampton Manor Laura: Soldiers Wife

On page 9 there is an advert for an open evening at Brampton Manor, the event is fundraising for Help The Heroes on 8 November. At the event Laura will be performing her new single Soldiers Wife. Laura Ashby is a Chesterfield girl working as an Occupational Therapist - providing support to people who are struggling with aspects of their life. Through her musical connections she has been able to record Soldiers Wife written by Jon Parr (previously of St Elmos Fire). The song takes you on the journey of a wife who is left behind as her soulmate goes to war and later copes with the tragic consequences. Laura’s first performance of Soldiers Wife was so well received at a charity lunch at the Dorchester Hotel, London that Laura decided to release it as single to help raise money for injured servicemen and their families through Help for Heroes. If you want to hear Laura you can get along to Brampton Manor (where you can also enjoy their open evening) or purchase the single at HMV, Chesterfield, via iTunes or

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Business News Fox and Goose Autumn Menu

News from Isobel at the Fox and Goose regarding their new menus. “As the nights set in and we wave goodbye to the summer, there’s nothing better than a really good hearty meal. Whether it be locally sourced game or a bowl of our piping hot soup, the Fox and Goose is the perfect place to enjoy warming cuisine and service on a crisp day or evening. By the fire or enjoying our beautiful views, we promise to satisfy your tastebuds. The new autumn menu is full of exciting new flavours, as well as featuring plenty of the old favourites. Getting into the autumn mood, meats such as venison, pheasant and rabbit, which are at their prime in these months, are accompanied by root vegetables and rich sauces, and are all locally shot and sourced. If you’re not feeling adventurous enough for pheasant, then our faithful pie on the hill, gammon steak, and other pub classics are available, as well as a wide selection of lighter meals and starters. With a selection of daily specials, you’re spoilt for choice. And if you struggle to pick, we’ve got that covered too – The Fox and Goose platter provides you with a little of everything. We hope to see you soon, for a season of delicious food.” our-autumn-menus.html

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JMJ Pottery

Janine at JMJ Pottery is offering pottery courses on weekdays. If the idea of throwing a few shapes appeals why not give her a call. Spaces are available throughout the coming months. Janine can be contacted on 01246 555461.

Freezer Clean

Freezer Clean is a relatively new business to S40 Local. Andy Bray offers a unique service, he will clean and defrost your fridge or freezer saving you the hassle of emptying it and trying to avoid soaking the kitchen! Andy will empty your contents and keep them frozen/cooled whilst he gets to work. Give yourself a break and give him a call on 07787 436523.


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Neil Armitage at Pelican has been busy over the last month. Pelican cycles proudly sponsored the 82nd Monsal Hill Climb cycle event, on 7 October at the picturesque Monsal Head in Derbyshire. A full field of 120 riders took part, led by a number of top British based Pro riders and supported by hundreds of people lining the hill to cheer on the riders. Recently launched at Pelican is Pelican Run a section of the shop given over to an expanding product range for runners and triathletes looking for quality running shoes from stockists Mizuno, Scott & Asics. Last bit of news is the new range of Autumn/Winter cycle clothing now in stock from Santini/Funkier/Altura all set to keep you toasty on those winter rides.

“I am pleased to announce that Denise Nostrati, hypnotherapist, and I have been joined by Linda Stevenson. Linda is a qualified Counsellor and therapist with over 20 years experience in the field. She also teaches both disciplines, so you know your ‘feet are in good hands’, so to speak! For Counselling and Reflexology appointments please contact Linda direct on 07790 540541 or email


Pooky will be 1 year old in November and Victoria has been in touch to pass on a a quick message. “A huge thanks to all my customers over the past 12 months and for helping to make Pooky a success. “The shop is now stocked and ready for Christmas so why not call down and see how we can help with your Christmas list.”

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Community News Britannia triumph in Bowls Challenge This item just missed the cut for last month after being delayed from its original date over the Jubilee weekend. The Walton and West Community Forum - Jubilee Charity Bowls Challenge was decided on Sunday 2 September at the Britannia Bowls Club on Old Road.

Holymoorside Bowling Club The long awaited pavilion, a shelter for visiting teams and spectators, was opened at the Club’s Wilsunday Cup drawn doubles competition, by Lesley, twin sister of the late Roger Scothern, whose bequest to the Club funded this muchneeded facility.

The weather was perfect; even the Red Arrows paid a visit and the Britannia triumphed in the final by 45 points to Boythorpe’s 36. It was agreed that the (re-scheduled) event had been a huge success (it had been rained off during the actual Jubilee weekend) - not only in bringing parts of the community together but also in raising money for Ashgate Hospice. Secretary, Steve Beddoe expressed the hope that it becomes an annual even and offered thanks to the Community Forum for instigating the challenge event and providing the trophy. Walton and West Community Forum Vice-Chair, Howard Borrell, presents the trophy to the

On a rare sunny afternoon the trophy was won by Andy Davidson and Bob Pinder who by a remarkable coincidence, had drawn each other again after finishing as runners-up in 2011. Of the six teams competing in the Chesterfield League The Veterans ‘A’ team are top of Division 2 while other teams are well placed in their respective divisions. The Club’s Presentation Evening with supper and entertainment will be held in the Village Hall on Friday 2nd November. Please ring Etta Swift on 568606 for your ticket.

Britannia Vice -President Geoff Gascoyne.

Chesterfield in Bloom? Britannia in Bloom!

Entrants to the 2012 Chesterfield in Bloom awards gathered at the Ringwood Hall Hotel in Chesterfield today (Monday 1st October) to hear if they had clinched one of the competition’s highly regarded titles. The Mayor and Deputy Mayoress, Cllr Donald Parsons and Mrs Diane Parsons, presented trophies, certificates and prize money to winners in 14 categories including schools, pubs, allotments, businesses and local residents. The Britannia Inn came second in the The Best Blooming Pub/ Restaurant title and was even more successful, winning a judges award for Best Hotel/Pub garden after all their recent hard work. Page 60 •

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10 things to do in the garden By Colin Harrison of Transition Chesterfield

The leaves are changing colour and falling and the kids are collecting conkers. Autumn must be here so what’s needed in the garden? 1. If you have been organised enough to order bare-rooted trees or shrubs (local nurseries may have some, although the varieties will be limited) they should be delivered sometime this month. Plant them out as soon as possible – it is essential the roots don’t dry out, so if you have to keep them for a few days, wrap them in some old sacking or something similar, and (very important) keep them out of the wind. 2. If it stays fairly mild, you can still divide rhubarb and other perennials, but don’t do so if the ground is frosty. 3. Cut any remaining perennials down to ground level, leaving any with attractive seed-heads. 4. Lawns may still need occasional mowing; keep them clear of fallen leaves, and rake out wormcasts. You can also lightly trim hedges to keep them tidy, but don’t overdo it otherwise you’ll be looking at bare patches all winter. 5. Sow over-wintering broad beans and peas.

What a good opportunity to use the pic of our purple potatoes again!

6. Apart from parsnips and swedes, all root vegetables should be lifted. Leeks usually withstand frost quite well. 7. Continue to check any bare soil for germinating weeds and deal with them; it’s normally easier to get all of a dandelion root out if the soil is wet. Digging over vegetable patches can be quite pleasant if the weather is good, with the possible added bonus of a robin watching to see if you turn up any worms. But try to avoid walking on wet soil, as this will compact it, then you’ll need to dig it again. 8. If the birds have left you any holly berries which you want for Christmas decorations, protect them with fleece or a loosely fixed bag. 9. If you have bird-feeders, keep them topped up and provide fresh water as well. Encouraging foraging birds, especially tits, will help deal with over-wintering pests and their eggs, as well as being great fun to watch. 10. Mostly the colder months are about planning for next year, looking at catalogues and ordering seeds. No one can predict what the weather will be like next week, let along next year, so you’ll have to assume it will be a normal summer – if only we knew what that was any more... Transition Chesterfield’s 2013 Potato Day will be on January 26th - we are already taking pre-orders, using the form that can be downloaded from our website ( Unfortunately we have had to raise our prices, but our suppliers tell us it has been an abysmal summer for them so we expect across-the-board increases from all sources. We’re offering 41 varieties of potato which we sell by tuber number, not weight, so you can experiment with different types. We’ll also have some onions, shallots (both sold by weight) and garlic. Pre-ordering saves money; we’ll try to find a way to distribute order forms to people without internet access, and let you know about it next month.

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The joys of

checking yourself out!

Will Jackson’s Blog


think I have an issue with supermarkets. Correction; I know I have an issue with supermarkets. There is nothing I can think of which is positive about them… whatsoever. Everything is infuriating; from their excruciatingly ill designed car parks, to the lack of open checkouts. Nothing about a visit to the supermarket is pleasurable. I am convinced the owners of the supermarkets know this because occasionally they develop new, inventive and revolutionary things to ease the frustrations experienced by the everyday shopper. Let me introduce the SelfCheckout facility. The selfcheckout is the concept of undertaking your shopping within the store, getting yourself to an unmanned machine (the self-checkout), scanning your goods, packing them up and then paying for them, all completely unsupervised. Personally, my only priority when entering a supermarket is to get back out as quickly and painlessly as possible with the items on my list and on the face of things, the idea of the self-checkout should really help me achieve this goal. Don’t get me wrong, there are plus points, for example, using the self-checkout means we can avoid polite conversation at the checkout. Also, it gives the shopper ample time to pack their own bags in a sensible and orderly fashion ensuring items are not inadvertently crushed (no one likes imprints of apples in their loaves of bread). And finally, it enables the untrustworthy shopper to nonchalantly partake in a mild case of shoplifting whilst hiding behind excuses such as ‘technical failure’ or ‘inexperience’. From my experience though,

self-checkouts are ultimately evil and far too smart. My question is simple; has It ever crossed your mind that unloading, scanning and packing a trolley full of stuff on the self-checkout is only ever going to be problematic? I mean, let’s face it, it is not rocket science; the side which requires you to ‘self-pack’ will never accommodate the vast quantities of items that you are intending to buy. And don’t think you will be able to put some of the packed up goods back into your trolley because the self-checkout isn’t stupid… it will know… it will even tell you that “an item has been removed from the packing area” if you try it! It says other things too, like “Have you used your own bags?” and it is at this point that I must highlight that I am not a dishonest person but when it comes to earning extra clubcard or nectar points I can’t see the issue with bending the rules slightly. I recently misinformed the self-checkout that I had used 10 of my own bags when I hadn’t. As it happens, I was only purchasing a small block of cheese, a frozen pizza and a bottle of wine and admittedly in hindsight, I underestimated the self-checkout’s capabilities to calculate that I would not require 10 bags for only 3 items. But after the selfcheckout allowed me to commit to falsely claiming the use of 10 bags, it proceeded to question my honesty. I stood looking around for assistance, I was joined by the ‘self-checkout supervisor’ who humoured my excuse of ‘accidentally typed in 10 instead of 0’ and proceeded to enter a mysterious override code which undid my blatantly dishonest claim. I clearly don’t appear to possess the skills required for

scanning stuff. I adopted the ‘attempt to scan it 3 times and then just steal it’ policy which unfortunately didn’t do me any favours either. After I had given the self-checkout its 3 chances to read the barcode on my small block of cheese (and in line with my policy), I just bagged it. At that point, I was politely informed by the selfcheckout that “there was an unexpected item in the packing area”, which as you can imagine, did initially catch me by surprise. The announcement however, did provide me with enough guilt (and just the right amount of clarity) to re-evaluate my pending criminal act and re-attempt the scanning process again; this time with the help (and close eye) of the ‘self-checkout supervisor’. It scanned first time... which obviously didn’t look good. I needed the assistance of the ‘self-checkout supervisor’ one last time during my epic self-checkout journey too because apparently, to approve the purchase of wine, they need to enter another magic override code. I was a little upset that I am finally at the age where I clearly do not look ‘visibly under the age of 25’ too because they made no attempts to check, not even a glance! So admittedly my self-checkout experience wasn’t great. In fact, I would go as far to say that I probably used more supermarket staff resource than if I had just used a normal check-out… and that was at a ‘supervisory’ level! But hey, don’t let me stop you… Check yourself out! Thank you for reading and if Please check out more of my complete and utter nonsense at Take care, Will Jackson.

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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 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 callon 01246 209433 or The Jungle Day Play Centre: Parent and Toddler Session 0 to 5 year olds. £3.50. Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday in The Jungle Playcentre includes activities delivered from a qualified nursery nurse. The Jungle Play Centre, Fox wood Road, Sheepbridge. Call 01246 260011. 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 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. Monday William Rhodes Primary and Nursery School Community Choir: Every Monday 3:30-4:30pm, 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. Mondays 2nd Chesterfield Boys Brigade: Boys and girls age 6-18 at Storrs Road Methodist Church Centre. Every (Term Time) Monday during term time, starts 6pm. Contact 01246 274021 or Mondays 1st Brampton Moor Brownies: Meet at Brampton Moor Methodist Church, starting 6pm. Contact the (Term Time) Brownie guider on 01246 272678 for further details. Monday Linedancing (Intermediates): 1-2:45pm Hasland Village Hall, Eastwood Park, Hasland.  Further details contact Kathryn on 01246 569053. Monday 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 Monday Holymoorside Band Rehearsals: Non-contesting brass band that plays 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. or 01246 566691/ 568745 3rd Monday 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: or via Facebook - Guide Dogs Chesterfield). 3rd Monday Not RSPB Chesterfield Local Group: 7:15-9:15pm at the Winding Wheel. Illustrated talks, refreshments, Aug bird food sales. All welcome. Contact: Alan Goddard 01246 230244 or visit chesterfield Tuesday & Mes Amis - Champagne Knitters: 5-10pm at Mes Amis, 420 Chatsworth Road. Bring your knitting, Wednesday 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. Tuesday AM Chatters Coffee Shop at Walton Evangelical Church, Moorland View Road, Chesterfield S40 3DD. Every Tuesday 10am-12noon. All welcome - toys available for young children to play with. We don't charge, but a small donation will help cover costs and any remainder will go to a charitable organisation. For details call 01246 231002 or email Tuesday and Cycling day rides with Chesterfield Spire Cycling Club: Meet at Queen’s Park Sports Centre, Boythorpe Thursday Road, 9:25am. Suitable for new and experienced cyclists: 30-60 mile routes. Call Dave Scrivener 01246 455525 or Steve Bright 07734506492 or turn up. Tuesday Spire Laughter Club: Takes place above Dents Chemists at the Nenna Kind Cancer Drop In Centre at 2pm. A yoga therapy with laughter at its centre - 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. Tuesday Knit and Natter: 10am-12:30pm at St Thomas' Centre. An informal gathering for people who enjoy doing craft together. All ages, all abilities. Ring 01246 279916 for more information. Tuesday 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. Tuesday The Olive Branch ‘Drop In’: Brampton Moor Methodist Church, Chatsworth Road. Every Tuesday 10am1:30pm. Refreshments available. All welcome. Page 66 •

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Tuesday Worship: St John's Church, Walton Back Lane. Please join us for Tuesday Worship from 11.30am12:15pm, 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 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 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: Call Brampton Manor on 01246 277760 or Tiger Tots: A stay and play baby/toddler group. 1:30-3pm (term time) Holymoorside Village Hall. Anyone welcome, £2 per family, call in and ask for Becky or call 07701 066801. (Term time only). 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 freehandgroup@ or website 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, 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. Old Brampton Women's Institute. 2-4pm at The School Room, Old Brampton Church, Old Brampton. New members and visitors warmly welcomed. For more information ring Pat on 01246 2394431 or Jenny on 12046 557024. 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 (Not August or December). Come and join in the fun! Lunch for a small charge after the sessions and is a lovely sharing time after the fun together. Contact Rosie on 01629 537692 or 07500814361. 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, NonMembers £4.50  Contact Kathryn on 01246 569053. Holymoorside Craft Group: 2-4pm 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 Free Voices Community Choir. The Friends Meeting House, Brockwell Lane - 7:15-9pm. We are a nonperforming choir who sing for enjoyment. No need to be able to read music. Contact Helen on 01246 237937 or

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“Helping your child become a happy confident communicator” We are a team of Speech and Language Therapists based in Chesterfield, committed to helping children with a range of speech, language and communication needs. Please contact us for a free telephone consultation and visit the website for more information. Claire: 0790 904 7937 Beth: 0758 700 9263

New: Little Chatterboxes Toddler Group. Every Friday, 9:30am. St Thomas’ Church Centre. Ages 18 months - 3 years.

Ever thought of model railways as a hobby? The long established Wingfield Railway Group is looking for new members to join a small group of friendly and enthusiastic people who are keen to pass on skills which have been developed over many years. Two large '00' scale layouts are currently installed in our Chesterfield clubroom but members also have their own layouts in other popular scales. Joining the Group would enable you to have a great time engaged in a hobby which has thousands of followers throughout the world. If you are interested and are over 18 years of age please contact Darrell Clark on 01246234788 or email

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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 2nd Wednesday NHS Retirement Fellowship: For retired NHS workers. Usual format is a speaker and refreshments. Methodist Church Hall, Jaw Bones Hill, Derby Road, 2-4pm. Just turn up or call Anne 01246 275062. 3rd Wednesday Fairplay Charity Coffee Morning: 10am-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. 3rd Wednesday Chesterfield Fairtrade Group: 6.30pm in Chesterfield Town Hall. New members always welcome to help with events or attend meetings connected to promoting Fairtrade. Contact Jenie Lismore on 01246 455178 or Wendy Blunt on 01246 345308. 4th Wednesday 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. Last Wednesday Cotton Mill Club: Activity club for young adults with learning difficulties. 7-9pm on the last Wednesday of each month at Holymoorside United Reform Church School Room. Contact: B Turner on 01246 566109 for details. Last Wednesday Manor Band Mania @Brampton Manor. For details contact Brampton Manor on 01246 277760 or visit the website Thursday Chesterfield Flea Market: Call Chesterfield Visitor Info Centre on 01246 345777/8 or visit www. Thursday Fit and Fab Keep Fit Class Holymoorside: A gentle exercise class to music. 9:30 to 10:30am in Holymoorside Village Hall. All welcome. Contact Tessa on 07866585575. Thursday 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, visit the website www.ichthuscanoeclub. or call 01246 274021. Thursday Brampton Community Band: Musicians welcome - join and play folk dance music. 7-9pm at Old Hall Junior School. For details visit, email: bcband@hotmail. or call: 01246 236805. Beginners session on the 2nd Thursday of each month. Thursday Beginners/Novices Linedance Class: 7-8:30m. £5 St Thomas’ Centre, Chatsworth Road. Call Kathryn 01246 569053. Thursday Chesterfield Photographic Society: Contact the Club Secretary Brian Davis 01246 275433. Thursday Thursday

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Chesterfield Philharmonic Choir practice at Ashgate Croft School, Ashgate Road from 7:15-9:30pm. We put on four concerts & a choral day each year. Come & join us. Call Lynda at 01246 202694. 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. Holymoorside Choral Society: practice in Holymoorside from 7:30-9:30pm. We sing a variety of music new members, particularly gentlemen, always welcome. Contact Jane Alexander on 01246 566033. 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. 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. or call Rachel on 07742 428216. St John's Ambulance Chesterfield Quad Division: Meet at Storrs Road Methodist Church during term time. Badgers and Cadets (5 to 18 year olds) from 6pm. Adults 18+ at 7:30pm. Call01246 279132 or email 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 Embroiderers' Guild Chesterfield Branch: 7-9pm at Eastwood Hall, Rose Hill, Chesterfield.  Visitors welcome, for details call 01246 568228. Chesterfield Evening Townswomen's Guild: Meet on 2nd Thursday of the month. 7.00pm at the Winding Wheel, Chesterfield. For further information contact the Secretary on 01246 455110.

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Chesterfield Farmer's Market: Every second Thursday. For information please call Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre on 01246 345774 or visit 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 MES AMIS - Book Club: 7:30pm at Mes Amis, 420 Chatsworth Road. Call for details & the book title. £2.50 includes a hot drink and chocolate. Wine available. Everyone welcome. Call 01246 557394. Tramway Tavern: Jam Night. Last Thursday of the month only - 9pm at the Tramway Tavern on Chatsworth Road. 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. Little Chatterboxes Toddler Group: 9.30am at St Thomas' Church Centre. Group run by a Speech and Language Therapist, lots of fun activities to help your child become a happy confident communicator. All children welcome aged 18months to 3years. Contact Claire for more info: 07909047937, chatterslt@, Chesterfield Market: Call Chesterfield Visitor Info. Centre on 01246 345777/8 or visit www. The Jungle Day Nursery: Coffee Morning for parents/ Carers to talk and socialise - Every Friday 10.30am 12.30pm. In The Jungle Day Nursery, Foxwood Road, Sheepbridge. Call 01246 261642. 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: 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 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 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 tim. Chesterfield Market: Call Chesterfield Visitor Info. Centre on 01246 345777/8 or visit www. 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 website 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 Life Drawing and Painting Class with a model, 10.30-11.30am then 12.00-1.00pm, with Chris Bennett, artist, at The Whitworth centre, Darley Dale. Cost: £12 full price /£9.00 concs/£6.00 under 18/students. For info please contact: Sarah Bennett: 01629 733759 or email 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. Chesterfield and District Alpine Society meet every 2nd Sunday in the month between September and May in Holymoorside United Reformed Church at 3pm. Illustrated talks about plants and expeditions to find them. Friendly group. All welcome. Contact: 01246 569025 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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Windsmoor Coat: £85 ono Ladies black Windsmoor coat. Full length, size 18, immaculate condition. Call: 07814 966987 (Somersall) Stove: £50 ono Gas Double Rotostar ‘BuiltIn’ Oven and Grill (Q900 GRF DO Model). Excellent condition, serviced until replaced & kitchen remodeled. Call 07831 280 545 to view (Ashgate) Driveway Gates: £50 Driveway gates w/hinges 2m wide x 1.65m high. Includes extension panel and post. Call 01246-278081 (Walton) or 07976 009839. Medican Pro Table: £80 As new inversion table. Call: 01246-278081 (Walton) or 07976 009839. Large Golf Bag: £20 Golf club travel bag - as new. Call 01246-278081 (Walton) or 07976 009839. Commode: £20 Brand new. Call: 0778 345 8763 (Walton) Wanted: Old or unwanted bikes or spare parts. Free collection within S40 postcode. Contact 01246 271216 (Walton)

Corner Shower Cabinet: £50 With white frame and 76cm tray, complete with sliding glass doors. Good condition. Call 01246 238 471 (Walton) Wood Wanted! If anyone has any wood in their garden that they would like to be recycled, please give me a call, I have a log burner waiting and would be happy to collect from the Chesterfield area. Call: Bronwen on 01246 556863 Denby Coffe Jug: £Offers Chevron coffee jug slight chip on spout no detriment to it, collectable £offers.

Books: £Various Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix as new £5. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire good condition, one soft back, one hard back £5 each Gary Rhodes At The Table, brand new hard back £5 Tmobile USB dongle: £10 Good condition with three covers, boxed used once. Leather bush hat: £20 With brim good condition unisex cost £40. Wooden Display Rack: £5 For small model cars as new, boxed. All above call: 01246 566701. Sylvanian Windmill: £50 Xmas Present? Sylvanian Windmill, only used a few times, immaculate condition. Retail price £74.99. Comes with Meerkat and Bunny families which retailed at £15.99 each. All for £50.00. Call Nicky on 07429 682 977.

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385349MOBILE 07545 622 349 203622 TEL 01246 Mobile: 07545 622 349 07545 MOBILE 203 385 TEL 01246 cutAll and trees control Weed WEB 7 Days A Week Service Year Round WEB

7 Days A Week Service All Year Round




• Slate Tiling Garden and Landscape • Flat Roofing Services • Guttering/Fascias • Repairs Complete maintenance of Rockeries and low maintenance estates gardens private and commercial • Chimney Stack/Pointing • 25gravel Years Experience Winter Maintenance Weekly / fortnightly contracts • Leadwork • Free Quotes Grass and hedge cutting


OAP discounts - CRB checked

01246 566419

Garden tidy ups

Turfing, seeding and planting

Drives and patios cleaned A Derbyshire Trusted Trader

Mobile: 07941 593483 Weed control and trees cut


Holiday Transfers Airports Ports Coastal Air Condi oned 1 to 6 Seater 01246 569 646 07801 059 721 Somersall Park Road • Walton • Chesterfield S40 3LD

7 Days A Week Service All Year Round


Pointing Houses, chimneys, walls, brick or stonework. Grind out and repoint. Also general building work. For estimates contact: Terry: 01246 208978 or 0771 966 4426 Pete: 01246 766079 or 0796 259 1264


Drive & Patio Cleaning Guttering Cleaning Professional Drive & Patio Cleaner

(Wingerworth based)

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01246 205006 07904 905617


Reasonable prices • Top quality • Fully insured


Cabinets, shelving, flat packs, taps, pictures, lighting, tiling, small joinery and much more. No job too small.


Steve Gentle Handyman Services

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Contact: Paul Hunt Tel: 01246 853098 Mob:0754 774 9946

07972 797 897 Please call to arrange your free quotation.

Ben Beaumont

Painter and Decorator

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footcare, fungal infections,

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Paul Redfern Painting & Decorating Domestic and Commercial Insurance Work Undertaken Fully Insured Reliable & Recommended 01246 569618 or 0773 436 2551 email: Based in Holymoorside


• Established over 32 years. • Professional building service from design to completion. • All types of building work carried out. • Member of the Gold Card Scheme. Contact Stewart Gould residential Call 01246 567 168 Mob 07831 321 393 retail eMail commercial

BIRDS FUNERAL SERVICES Established 1913 Father & daughter family-run business 24 hour service with Private Chapel of Rest Pre-Paid Golden Charter Funeral Plans Available Tel: 01246 566592 Mob: 07831 851 639 44 Loads Road, Holymoorside, Chesterfield S41 7EU

new build conversions extensions planning & building regulation applications

residential retail commercial new build conversions extensions 01246 888 923

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