Introduction Hi All. Welcome to the July edition of S40 Local. I believe this is the summer edition, but I’m starting to think the British Summer now appears in April and has gone by May, though it seems to be trying again as I write. So, fingers crossed I’m proved wrong and you’re basking in beautiful sunshine. This month I’d like to welcome Matt Kane on board, he expressed an interest in writing for S40 Local and has submitted his first article this month after attending the Civic Society event on black and white buildings of Chesterfield. I hope you
Good Morning Paul. On a recent visit to S40 to see my Dad on Somersall Lane I came across your S40 lying beside Derbyshire Life in his sitting room. What a lovely surprise to find such a professional and interesting magazine just about S40. Prompted by S40, instead of taking the car into ‘town’ I set off to walk the length of Chatsworth Road from Somersall Lane to the big roundabout near Dunelm. Well that was my intention! I visited Created and MesAmis, spent shed loads of money and had lovely green gunpowder tea and cakes!
enjoy reading his work on page 50, we hope you’ll be reading more in the coming editions. Thanks Matt. We’ve some great articles this month, I attended the official opening of the Monsall tunnels, rode the length of the trail and took some photos so there’s more to read about the tunnels. We meet a local potential Olympian, Liam Pitchford and discuss business with ECO Logic, the Flowerhouse and Hadfield Plant plus lots of other stuff. You’ve probably also noticed I’ve made another change in the print format this month. I’ve decided to get this magazine ‘perfect bound’, for those of you not in the know, as I wasn’t until recently, this means with a spine – it also means I don’t have a centre spread and it doesn’t flop open, as it did as it got thicker. As usual, I love to hear your feedback. I want you to like it and if you’ve got anything to say, positive or negative, feel free to get in touch. I’ve included some of the feedback we’ve had this month for you to read. We also got some feedback on last months street party article … about our flag! “I was disappointed that our national flag was printed upside down, was this a photo of the actual flag on the day or pulled from some library? The broad white stripe should be at the top when next to the hoist or flag pole.
Congratulations on your great magazine.
Apologies, it was on our street, but we promise we’ll do better next time!
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Keep up the good work and thanks again.
I was also fascinated to see the developments at the church due to open soon.
I look forward to my next visit to my Dad to continue my journey down Chatsworth Road......if I can get past the shops near the church.
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If you’re off on your summer holiday, I hope you have a fantastic time and great weather. Paul.
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What’s On? 11 June to 3 September
Chesterfield Museum Exhibition: Elegance and Industry. An exhibition about Chesterfield during the 18th century. Chesterfield Museum Tel. 01246 345727
Saturday 2 July
Ashgate Hospice: Junior Three Peak Challenge. Take on Kinder Scout, Brown Knoll and Mam Tor. An event for 13 to 21 year olds in support of Ashgate Hospice. For further information contact Emily.Evans@AshgateHospice.nhs.uk or call 01246 567250 or register online @ www.ashgatehospice.org
Saturday 2 July
Concert: St Peter & St Paul Church, Old Brampton 7.30 pm. “Aurora” Acapella (female singing group) will perform in church. £10 admission including refreshments. Arranged as part of the church’s Patronal Festival.
Saturday 2 July
Westfield Summer Fair @ Westfield Infant School, Vincent Crescent, Brampton S40 3NW: 2pm ‐ 4pm. Fire engine, police car, bouncy castle, tombola and much more. Call 01246 566124 for details.
Saturday 2 July
Murder Mystery Evening: Tour Hall or Gardens, solve the ‘whodunnit’ and enjoy a 3‐course supper, 6 pm at Hardwick Hall nr Chesterfield booking essential Tel: 01246 850430.
Saturday 2 July and Open Gardens @ Old Brampton: Midday till 4: 30pm. Come along and try your hand at bell ringing (Sunday only) or croquet on the lawn. Flower displays and refreshments. Admission £3 and children Sunday 3 July free. Fundraising in aid of St Peter & St Paul Church, Old Brampton. Contact: 01246 235347. Friday 8 July
Gilbert & Sullivan Society fundraising concert at St John's C/E Church, Walton Back Lane, Chesterfield at 7.30 pm. Tickets £7.00, including refreshments, for Parkinson's UK Chesterfield & District Branch. Tickets available from Anne Thompson Tel. 01246 566448.
Friday 8 July
Mayors Strawberry Fizz, in aid of Mayors Appeal. £5 per ticket 7pm – 9pm @ Town Hall. Tickets are available from Ashgate Hospice Fundraising Department 01246 567250.
Saturday 9 July
Chesterfield Philharmonic Choir Present MY FAIR LADY (concert version), starts 7:30 at The Winding Wheel. Tickets from JMJ Pottery or the Tourist Information Centre.
Saturday 9 July
Holymoorside Horticultural Society: Summer Show 2:30 to 4:30pm. 'Holymoorside Village Hall. Contact Peter Forrow on 01246 568000 for a schedule or turn up on the day to view.
Saturday 9 July
Ashgate Hospice Summer Fair @ Ashgate Hospice. Between 11am – 3pm. Free entry, all welcome!
Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 July
Handmade in Derbyshire: The first Artists and Makers Fair at Arkwrights Cromford Mills, Cromford, Derbyshire DE4 3RQ. 11am – 4pm daily. Contact Arkwight Society Tel: 01629 825995. www.arkwrightsociety.org.uk
Tuesday 12 July
Open Air Theatre: ‘Macbeth’ Shakespeare’s tragedy becomes a comedy, 7.30 pm in Queen’s Park, Chesterfield Tel: 01246 345777/8.
Tuesday 12 July
Chesterfield Civic Society. There will be a talk entitled 'Lovely Leather' at 7.30 in the Eyre Chapel Newbold. Contact Yvonne Williamson (01246) 566509 for more information.
Wednesday 13 July Ashgate Hospice Golf Day @ Walton Golf Club. Tee off times still available, for more information contact Alison Ward, Ashgate Hospice 01246 567250 or email email@example.com Thursday 14 July
Singing for the Brain. St John's Church Centre, Walton Back Lane 2pm to 4pm. Anyone with dementia or any similar condition is very welcome to come along with their carers and enjoy an afternoon of tea, cake, song, chat and fun. Staff from Alzheimer's Society will be on hand for advice. For more information contact the Alzheimer's society on 01246 223366.
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ummer Kicks Off at Brampton Manor on Saturday 16th July, with the 7th Annual Hogroast Music Festival, hosted by Becky Measures and raising funds for the Hereditary Breast Cancer Helpline. There’s a 10 band line up featuring Absolute Beginners, The Pitz, Pint Of Mild, The Shambles, Damien Downes, Grassoline & Firecracker Vida, with fair ground rides, bucking bronco and kids inflatables, it's the perfect family day out. If you miss this don't worry they do it all again at the end of August, with a warm up on Sunday 28th August, with a couple of bands & a bbq, then Real Time Live hits Brampton Manor on Monday 29th August a 10 band line up, hogroast, bbq & bar, with kids inflatables & play area, a perfect day out at the end of the school holidays
for all the family. Be sure to put these dates in your diary! And that's not all. If your looking for a Staycation or summer leisure pursuit, Brampton Manor is the ONLY leisure club in Chesterfield with private outdoor facilities, outdoor gym, sun‐lounge area in the pool courtyard including a beach bar! Don’t miss the junior academy including a school holiday timetable and free crèche, even the classes enjoy the freedom of fresh air. Special summer membership from under a £1.00 a day, how are you going to spend your summer? Call 01246 277760 or email info@brampton‐manor.com for a free family day pass and tour of the facilities, fur week and six week memberships available.
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What’s On? Thursday 14 July
Chesterfield Farmers’ Market: 10 am‐4 pm on Central Pavement, Chesterfield Tel: TIC 01246 345777/8.
Friday 15 July
“Last of the Summer Wine Evening” at St. Thomas’ Church, Brampton. 7.30 pm. A themed evening and talk by actress Susan Mallinson , about the making of "Last of the Summer Wine”, in which she has appeared as the “Barmaid”. Optional dress as characters from the sitcom. Tickets £6, inc. cheese and wine, from Church Office 01246 558461. All proceeds to Parish Centre Development Fund.
Friday 15 July
Chesterfield Timebank: Pamper Night. 7pm to 9pm at the Parish Centre, Sheffield Road, Stonegravels. Relaxing massages, Reflexology, Reiki, Nails by Fresh Feet, Cosmetics and Beauty Products on offer. Admission £2. Contact via email on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday 16 July
AMNESTY BIRTHDAY PARTY at the United Reformed Church Hall. 2pm to 4pm. Refreshments, poetry reading, short talk, card sale, candle sale, the construction of a huge number ‘50’ made out of coppers. For details contact Christine Redding on 01246 204223.
Saturday 16 July
Saturday Lunchtime Concert ‐ Clarinet Recital. 11:45am Part of the Saturday Lunchtime Concerts programme of chamber music for 2011. Esteemed musician Thomas McFarlane will perform a recital of clarinet music for your entertainment. Elder Yard Chapel, Elder Way, Chesterfield, Derbyshire S40 1UR. Elder Yard Chapel Tel: 01246 559407
Saturday 16 July
Cutthorpe Carnival: 12 noon‐10 pm at cricket ground, Cutthorpe nr Chesterfield Tel: 01246 557956.
Sunday 17 July
Garden Open: 10.30 am‐3.30 pm at garden of Special Historic Interest, The Green, Eckington nr Chesterfield Tel: 07970 650359.
Mon 18 July
Chesterfield Ghost Walk. Your guide is Guide, Most Haunted's Richard Felix. The walk starts at the very haunted Rutland Hotel finishing at The Royal Oak in The Shambles with a candlelit supper, a location which was once a meeting place for the Knights Templar. Lasting approximately three hours, but for the weary walkers there are two stops in haunted hostelries where not all of the spirits come in bottles. 25.00 each. Bookings and Enquiries on 0800 277928 or ww.chesterfieldghostwalk.co.uk
Friday 22 July
FAIRPLAY CENTRE: Come and Zumba. 7pm to 8pm @ the Fairplay Centre, Chesterfield. Join in the fun and try out Zumba ‐ the latin inspired, easy‐to‐follow, calorie‐burning dance fitness party. Raising funds for local charity Fairplay. Places cost £5 per person and must be booked in advance. To book your place call Francesca at Fairplay on 01246 203963.
Saturday 23 July
Mini Beast Hunt: What’s lurking in the undergrowth? 2 pm‐4 pm from the Courtyard, Rother Valley Park nr Sheffield Tel: 0114 247 1452.
Saturday 23 July
Party in the Park: Popular music by Shirebrook Brass Band, 7 pm at Hasland Village Hall, Hasland nr Chesterfield Tel: 01246 850210
Sunday 24 July
The Inkerman Lunch a community event by The Friends of the Inkerman, 12.00 ‐ 3.00pm. at the Inkerman Park. Come along and bring a picnic (although there will be food available) and enjoy a local day out. Activities, Cycle Campaign, Transition Chesterfield, Brampton Community Band and an archaeological dig to find out what's beneath the park.
Sunday 24 July
Transition Chesterfield: Harvest Swap at the Inkerman Lunch. Bring anything you have grown, picked or made yourself ‐ cakes, jams, chutneys etc ‐ and, at the appointed time (14:30) bargain for swaps with others.
Tuesday 26 July
Crooked Spire Open Day: 10 am‐4 pm at Chesterfield Parish Church with tours of Church and trips up the Tower.
Tuesday 26 July
Chesterfield Medieval Market Day: 10am to 4pm, town centre. Living history, jesters, minstrels and much more. Find out about medieval money with our coin maker at the Chesterfield Museum Tel. 01246 345727 or TIC 01246 345777/8.
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What’s On? Thursday 28 July
Costume Day Elizabethan hand sewn costumes worn by stewards, 12 noon‐4 pm at Hardwick Hall nr Chesterfield Tel: 01246 850430.
Sunday 31 July
Revolution House Event: Meet James McKay from Honeybank Conservation Centre and his birds of prey. Chesterfield Museum tel. 01246 345727.
Sunday 31 July
Chesterfield Farmers’ Market: 10 am‐2 pm on Central Pavement, Chesterfield Tel: TIC 01246 345777/8.
Monday 1 August
Time Travellers Go: Heroes & Villains: Train to be a highwayman, 11 am‐5 pm at Bolsover Castle nr Chesterfield Tel: 01246 822844.
Wednesday 3 to Bakewell Show: 8.30am to 6:30pm at The Bakewell Showground, Bakewell. Use park and rides with Thursday 4 August shuttle bus along Monsal Trail. Tel: Show Office 01629 812736. Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 August
Cromford Steam Rally: 8:30am to 6pm (5pm Sunday) at Dewey Lane Farm, Doehole Lane Brackenfield on the A615 Matlock to Alfreton road.
Monday 8 August Linacre Jigsaw Challenge. Take rubbings in Linacre Woods and put them together to see the whole picture, 10.30 am‐1.30 pm at Linacre Reservoirs, Cutthorpe nr Chesterfield booking essential Tel: 01246 551035 Monday 8 to Friday Time Travellers Go: Cavaliers & Roundheads. Become an English Civil War soldier, 11 am‐5 pm at Bolsover Castle nr Chesterfield Tel: 01246 822844. 12 August Wednesday 10 August
Ashover Show. 9am to 7pm at Rectory Fields, Ashover, Near Chesterfield Tel: 01623 811545.
Thursday 11 August Singing for the Brain. St John's Church Centre, Walton Back Lane 2pm to 4pm. Anyone with dementia or any similar condition is very welcome to come along with their carers and enjoy an afternoon of tea, cake, song, chat and fun. Staff from Alzheimer's Society will be on hand for advice. For more information contact the Alzheimer's society on 01246 223366. Saturday 13 August Chesterfield Cats Protection: Summer Fair at Rose Hill United Reformed Church ‐ near the Town Hall. Open 10.00 am to 2.30 pm ‐ free admission. Refreshments, tombola, raffle, games, cake stall, home made crafts, CP merchandise, bargains galore! Contact: Gill 01246 209946. Saturday 13 August Strawberry Fayre: Wear something pink! Come along and enjoy a Strawberry Cream Tea and live music, get your nails done and browse the books/ cards /cake stalls, plus plenty of games and activities for the kids, face painting and craft. 2 to 4pm St John's church centre, Walton Back Lane, Chesterfield. In aid of Breast Cancer Care. Saturday 20 August Holymoorside Bowling Club: Open Day. 1pm to 4pm at Holymoorside Bowling Green, Holymoor Road. New members welcome, come and try a new experience of Crown Green Bowling. Tea & Biscuits, coaching and bowls provided, just turn up in flat soled shoes please. Contact Ernie on 01246 568 324.
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Regular Events Anytime
Ashgate Hospice: Come Dine at Mine! Hold a dinner party in aid of Ashgate Hospice, Come Dine at Mine is an exciting way to raise money, whilst socialising with your family and friends. Please contact Alison Ward for more information on 01246 567250 or firstname.lastname@example.org
MondaysTerm Time 2nd Chesterfield Boys Brigade for boys and girls age 6 ‐ 18 at Storrs Road Methodist Church Centre. Every Monday during term time, starts 6pm. Contact 01246 274021 or email@example.com Every Monday
Cock and Magpie Morris 8.00pm ‐ 9.30pm @ A.C.C.A 6 Ashgate Road, Chesterfield S40 4AA. New wo/men dancers and musicians always welcome. Phone Shirley Niblock on 01246 207080 for further details or www.cockandmagpiemorris.org.uk
Linedancing (Intermediates), 1pm ‐ 3pm Hasland Village Hall, Eastwood Park, Hasland. Further details ‐ contact Kathryn on 01246 569053.
3rd Monday (Not August)
RSPB Chesterfield Local Group: 7:15pm to 9:15pm at the Winding Wheel. Illustrated talks , refreshments, bird food sales. Non members welcome Contact: Alan Goddard 01246 230244 or visit www.rspb.org.uk/groups/chesterfield
The Olive Branch 'Drop In' at Brampton Moor Methodist Church, Chatsworth Road. Every Tuesday 10a.m. to 1.30p.m. Refreshments available. All welcome.
Chesterfield Garland/Clog Dancers 7.30pm‐9.30pm at Methodist Church Hall, Jaw Bones Hill, Chesterfield. New female dancers and wo/men musicians always welcome. Phone Barbara Wilson on 01246 230677 for further details or www.chesterfieldgarland.org.uk
Chesterfield Film Makers if you’re interested in making videos. Walton Village Centre, 7.30 for 7.45 pm. For more details phone 01246 277349 or visit www.chesterfieldfilmmakers.weebly.com
Rose & Crown: Old Road. General Knowledge quiz every Tuesday night ‐ gallon of ale for the winner. Last Sunday of each month, Music quiz ‐ gallon of ale for the winner & rolling cash prize for 100% score.
Linedancing (Improvers), 3pm ‐ 4.15pm, Brampton Manor, Brampton. Members FREE, Non‐ Members £4. Contact Kathryn on 01246 569053.
Alternate Tuesdays Bible Study Group meets 7 pm at the Gospel Mission Congregational Church. Contact Tina: 01246 557719. 2nd Tuesday of the Holymoorside Women's Institute ‐ 2 to 4pm at the United Reformed Church Schoolroom, Cottonmill Hill, Holymoorside. New Members warmly received. For further details ring Shirley Cotton on 01246 month 567396 or Margaret Copley on 01246 568360. 2nd Tuesday of the Chesterfield Cycle Campaign: Meetings 7:30pm usually in Meeting Room 1 at Chesterfields Market month Hall. Contact Alastair on 01246 520820. 3rd Tuesday of the Chesterfield & District Vegetable and Fruit Growers ‐ 7:30pm ‐ Methodist Chapel Meeting Room, Holymoorside. Come and join us to share your gardening experiences, beginners welcome. Contact month John 01246 569515, Malcolm 01246 569948 or just turn up. Every Tuesday and Mes Amis ‐ Champagne Knitters 5pm to 10pm at Mes Amis, 420 Chatsworth Road. Bring your knitting, sewing, cross stitch, crochet. Beginners and everyone welcome. £2.50 includes a hot drink Wednesday and chocolate. Wine also available. Every Wednesday Brampton Ladies Club 7.15 for 7:45pm at Storrs Road Methodist Church. Meetings held every Wednesday during school term time with a speaker or social activity. Details 01246 272333. Every Wednesday Linedancing (Easy Intermediates) from 11.10am ‐ 12.20pm, Brampton Manor. Members FREE, Non‐ Members £4. Contact Kathryn on 01246 569053. Page 10 • www.s40local.co.uk
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Regular Events Wednesdays term Free Voices Community Choir. The Friends Meeting House, Brockwell Lane ‐ 7.15 ‐ 9pm. We are a non‐performing choir who sing for enjoyment. No need to be able to read music. Contact Helen on time 01246 237937 or firstname.lastname@example.org 1st Wed of the month
Green Drinks: This is an opportunity for like‐minded people from any background to get together for a fun, relaxed, interesting evening once a month. Starts at 7pm but the location varies each month so please check at www.greendrinks.org/Derbyshire/Chesterfield.
2nd Wed of the month
NHS Retirement Fellowship: For retired NHS workers, usual format is a speaker and refreshments. Methodist Church Hall, Jaw Bones Hill, Derby Road, 2pm to 4pm. Just turn up or call Anne Hodson on 01246 275062.
3rd Wed of the month
Fairplay Charity Coffee Morning. (Not August). 10am to 12noon, Fairplay Centre, Chesterfield. 'Enjoy a slice of delicious cake and cup of tea/coffee for just £1.50, meet with friends and browse our second hand books for sale. For more information contact Francesca at Fairplay on 01246 203963 or look on our website www.fair‐play.co.uk
3rd Wed of the month
Chesterfield Fairtrade Group 6.30pm in Chesterfield Town Hall. New members always welcome to help with events or attend meetings connected to promoting Fairtrade. Contact Jenie Lismore on 01246 455178 or Wendy Blunt on 01246 345308.
4th Wed of the month
Walton Women's Institute. 2‐4pm at St. John's Church Centre, Walton Back Lane, Walton. Activities include: Keep Fit, Book Group, Flower Arranging, Choir and much, much more! New members and visitors assured of a warm welcome. For further details ring Sheila Todd on 01246 567661 or Debbie Waters on 01246 568946.
Last Wed of the month
Cotton Mill Club: Activity club for young adults with learning difficulties. 7pm till 9pm on the last Wednesday of each month at Holymoorside United Reform Church School Room. Contact: B Turner on 01246 566109 for details.
Last Thursday of the month
MES AMIS ‐ Book Club. 7:30pm at Mes Amis, 420 Chatsworth Road. Call in for details and the title of our book. £2.50 includes a hot drink and chocolate. Wine also available. Everyone welcome. Call Marcella on 01246 557394.
Brampton Community Band: Musicians welcome to join us and play lively folk dance music. 7pm ‐ 9pm at Old Hall Junior School. Details on www.bramptoncommunityband.piczo.com, email@example.com or 01246 236805.
Chesterfield Photographic Society. Contact the Club Secretary Brian Davis 01246 275433.
Chesterfield Philharmonic Choir practice at Ashgate Croft School, Ashgate Road from 7.15 until 9.30. We put on four concerts per year and a choral day. Come and join us contact Barbara on 07763 142 383.
1st Thursday of the Rendezvous Group: St Thomas' Church, Chatsworth Road. All seniors invited for light lunch followed by activities. 12.45 to 3.30pm. £2.50 to cover costs. Details phone 01246 272333. month 1st Thursday of the Embroiderers' Guild, Chesterfield Branch: 7.00pm‐9.00pm at Eastwood Hall, Rose Hill, month (Not August) Chesterfield. Visitors welcome, for details call 01246 568228. Fridays Term Time 3rd Brampton (St Thomas’) Scout Group: Join the adventure for 6‐14 years olds in the Beaver, Cub or Scout Sections. Meet Friday evenings during term time. Contact Ben Widdowson 01246 567409. Saturday Mornings Newbold Community Football Training: Highfield Park, Newbold, S41 7DF. 9:30am to 11:30am. Fun training for boys & girls of all abilities aged 5 to 15 years. Mini World Cup Competition held last Saturday of each month. FA qualified coaches, first aiders, drinks & snacks available. £2.00 per session. Contact Tim Sadler on 01246 277325 or firstname.lastname@example.org Alternate Saturdays Art tuition: Unit 4 Brampton Courtyard S40 3RG. Telephone Georgia Peskett 07751 807 032. 1st Sunday of the Month
'The Way’ at Walton Evangelical Church: 3.00 ‐ 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. Call free on 0808 108 2354.
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Single Travel Ian Helliwell (Travel Advisors)
Enjoying Boules with like minded travellers. Page 16 • www.s40local.co.uk
hether you are single, divorced, widowed or you and your partner simply prefer different kinds of holidays, there are options for you. Holidaying alone for the first time, without a partner or friend to share both the stress and the fun, can be a big step, but holiday companies with years of experience are now specialising in organised tours for single travellers so you can be sure you’ll be in the very best hands. Wherever in the world you want to travel these holidays are designed with you in mind. You’ll be with a group of like‐ minded people united by the love of travel and there will be a friendly and professional tour manager with you every step of the way. With your own room to relax in and no single supplements , you’ll wonder why you didn’t book sooner! Age doesn’t matter either, as these holidays are designed for people of all ages, from all walks of life. As long as you enjoy meeting new people and visiting new places, you’ll feel at home as soon as you meet your group.
Singles holidays in Asia offer the chance to explore some of the oldest civilisations. You might see pink sunsets over ancient temples, smell the spices and touch exotic produce in the markets and hear the calls of exotic birds in mist‐shrouded jungles. Warm weather, an epic landscape and the locals’ easy charm have long made Oceania a favourite with travellers and for many of us, a trip Down Under represents a lifetime ambition. North America is a continent painted on a grand canvas, blessed with extraordinary cities and stunning lakes and canyons. On offer here is a feast of wonderful sights as well as hospitality that’s world class. South America holidays offer those interested in more intrepid adventures a host of amazing experiences, from the rhythms of Rio and the elegance of Buenos Aires to Peru’s mysterious Inca civilisation.
There are various ways to travel, however a holiday by air is the quickest and opens up the entire world. To take the stress out of the whole airport experience, you are met by your tour manager or a Holidays are on offer in more friendly rep on arrival, who will help than 40 countries around the you check in your bags and answer world. Whether you want an any questions you may have. If you exotic touring holiday, a city are travelling long‐haul, on offer are complimentary airport lounge break or a relaxing all‐inclusive passes so you can relax, help beach holiday, there will be something that appeals to you. yourself to refreshments and get to know your fellow travellers in the If you don’t wish to travel too airport lounge. far, ancient ruins, medieval towns, sun‐kissed beaches and If you’re interested in a singles trip but want to be sure it will be right snow‐capped mountains give for you, there are Discovery single holidays in Europe a Weekends at destinations around diversity of landscape and culture that no other continent the UK. You’ll spend the weekend at a beautiful hotel and meet like‐ can match. minded single travellers in a relaxed Singles holidays in Africa are an environment, enjoying a three‐ unforgettable experience, from course dinner and dancing on both the fascinating Islamic culture nights plus a fascinating excursion. and spectacular Egyptian ruins in A great way to ‘test the water’ and the north to the inspiring take your first steps towards landscapes and breathtaking holidaying alone – go on try it, you wildlife encountered further may just enjoy yourself! south. Please mention S40 Local • Page 17
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Prim & Proper Paul King (Revd), retired Methodist minister
Have you noticed the two resplendent chaps on Saltergate ? The two statues, now splendidly cleaned, are of James Haslam and William Edwin Harvey, who died in 1913 and 1914 respectively. The men were memorialized in 1915 outside, what was then, the office of the Derbyshire Miners Association, which they helped to found. Both were ‘Primitive Methodists’, Haslam from childhood and Harvey by later transfer from the Church of England. Haslam (right hand side) was born in Clay Cross and worked at the mine from the age of 10, underground from 16. He was secretary, then a full‐time official of the new Derbyshire Miners Association (local colliery workers were previously in the South Yorkshire Miners’ Association). He served as a Chesterfield Borough Councillor, was on the new Education Committee, became a magistrate and then Lib‐Lab member of parliament for Chesterfield in 1906 till his death. Harvey (left hand side) was born in Hasland and also went to the mines at 10. At 16 he became very interested in unionism and suffered for it, being sacked repeatedly, and became treasurer of the DMA. A year later than Haslam, he became an MP, in this case for North East Derbyshire. He was a local preacher. These two statues represent the success of two ordinary working men who were very active and well regarded in this community. Where else do we see such statues?
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Community News Writers Club Are you an S40 Scribbler? Would you be interested in joining an informal writer’s meet up, held monthly on a Thursday evening? The aim is to provide somewhere for writers unpublished or otherwise to meet and inspire each other (hopefully!). This is an initial idea so if you want to be involved please get in touch. Contact: Dawn Anderson, email@example.com or 01246 569705
Amnesty International 50th Birthday We'd like to encourage more members to come to our Chesterfield branch, Amnesty International monthly meetings. Our next meeting is at 7.30pm on Tuesday 6 September at the United Reform Church Hall, Rose Hill (back entrance and follow the signs). We’re also having an event to mark Amnesty's 50th birthday on Saturday 16 July at the UNITED REFORMED CHURCH HALL FROM 2pm to 4pm. Refreshments, poetry reading, short talk, card sale, candle sale and the construction of a huge number ‘50’ made out of coppers. Contact: Christine Redding on 01246 204223.
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Are you interested in managing a tree planting event? I came across this and wanted to share it with you, as I was sure some of our community groups should be interested. To celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee, the woodland trust is providing free tree packs and encouraging people up and down the country to improve their communities by getting planting. The UK is one the least wooded countries in Europe with only 4% native woodland cover, and they reckon we need at least twice as many native trees and woods to combat climate change and improve our environment.
The website states “The celebration is for everyone, whether you’re able to create a large wood on your own land, can plant one in the community, or you simply want to plant a single tree in your back garden”. You can apply for a free jubilee tree pack via the website: www.moretreesmoregood.org.uk/ jubilee. The closing date is the 30th September. If you plan to get involved and would like to find volunteers to help with the planting, please let me know at Paul@S40Local.co.uk or 07764 801080 and we’ll support your event.
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Behind The Business:
ebecca Hudson is the driving force behind the family run business, Hudsons Florists at 416 Chatsworth Road. She has recently expanded and opened Flower House at 21 Old Road, and I thought it would be good to find out a bit more, so I popped down for a coffee and sandwich at the Flower House to discuss the new venture with Rebecca and her brother Andrew. >> So what’s it all about, flowers, coffee and cupcakes? “Hopefully, people who know me will realise the Flower House is a bit of me ‐ I think it reflects my personality. If you call into Hudsons we’re on display at the front of the shop, you can see what we’re doing, it’s a busy place full of energy and we’re enjoying it.” “The Flower House is a bit more laidback, yes we do arrangements but it’s a relaxing space where you can sit and discuss your floral needs with a nice coffee and great food. People calling into Hudsons often expressed a desire to learn how to arrange flowers themselves, so at the Flower House you can get a course, meet with friends over coffee or just call in to discuss anything floral.” “We’ve created a space in which to stop, sit and chat ‐ something I never have time to do in Hudsons.” >> What’s your background, has floristry been your career since day one? “I left school in 1987 and worked as a florist with an established florist in Sheffield and studied at Broomfield College. I spent some time away from floristry working in sales and marketing for a packaging agency which equipped me with business, management and, perhaps most important of all, customer service skills.” “In 2006 I came back to floristry, it was a lifestyle change so I could bring up my young family and make sure I was around and not at the far end of the country on business. It felt like I was being true to my roots, I love meeting the people of Chesterfield and it’s great to be able to run a business I’m so passionate about.” Page 24 • www.s40local.co.uk
>> So how did you arrive at the Flower House concept, what’s the inspiration behind it? “I’ve always been convinced that combining a coffee shop and florist would work. By adding courses I can indulge my creative side and give people hands on experience of floristry, perhaps giving them the confidence to take the next step into the wonderful world of flowers.”
not do the same and come and see what we have to offer.” “We are seeing a lot of tourists and people passing along Chatsworth Road, Australians, French, German, all keen to stop and seek out the different areas of Chatsworth Road.”
>> You’re very committed to Chatsworth Road, two businesses within half a mile of each other, >> What services will you be offering what’s your view on the changes and what can I expect as a customer? along the Road? “I class myself as one of the first independents along “At the Flower House you can get plants, flower arrangements, discuss the stretch at 416. We were a bright new business and it wasn’t long and order your wedding flowers, before Koo opened up, then Libby’s ‐ florist sundries, gifts, coffee, food, there seemed to be a bit of a change furniture, courses, have children’s of feel to the area.” parties … the list is long. Almost everything you see in the Flower “And change seems to be continuing, House is for sale and the offer will be with developments at 131 and the ever evolving. The key though is ‐ you new units where the pine shop used can get knowledge and experience.” to be ‐ it seems the Chatsworth Road >> Who’s involved, is it just you and Andrew? “Yes it’s me and Andrew my brother; he’s the quiet driving force behind things. He’s a Chesterfield businessman and it’s reassuring to know that we’re building a new family business together with old fashioned values that will stand the test of time.” “I also have an enthusiastic and friendly team with me. At Hudson’s there’s Danielle and also Amy, my apprentice. At the Flower House there’s Jayne and Barbara, two local ladies from Brampton, to meet and greet people every day and provide a great customer experience. The whole team just get what the Flower House and Hudsons are about, understanding and living the ethos and culture I want to create.” >> How’s business at present? You’ve been open a few weeks now are people coming through the door and what do they think? “Business is good. I’ve not really noticed ‘recession’, as we’ve been too busy concentrating and planning the new venture. There’s been a healthy footfall of people through the door each day and we’re seeing new people who often tell us “it’s fantastic in here, I’ve been wanting to get down for a while now.” So why
renaissance is in full swing.” >> What’s the best thing about running the two businesses along Chatsworth Road? “It has to be the people. There’s a really strong sense of community around here, the people are fantastic with their knowledge of the area and stories of times past. I love it.” So the standard questions we ask everyone about S40? >> Favourite place to go for a meal? “The family all love Tokuda in town, the sushi is fantastic.” >> Favourite place to go for a walk or escape from it all? “Oh there’s quite a few, Chatsworth estate for a walk, on my bike along Chatsworth Road, Queens Park with the kids, the hustle and bustle of Chesterfield Market or at the back of the Flower House with a magazine and a coffee.” >> Best thing about the community around you? “People stopping to chat about everyday things.” Thanks to Rebecca for her time.
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It seems that everywhere you turn at the moment people are having Solar Photovoltaic panels installed, why are they so popular and are they beneficial? Page 28 • www.s40local.co.uk
imon Smith is a local electrician who’s recently started offering Solar Panel installations through his business ECO Logic Electrical, can he answer all my questions?
43.3p per unit. So not only is it free, you’re getting paid for generating it.”
So how does this work, do I just get paid for the energy I feed into the grid, if I use it myself I just get free energy, right?
“Your roof would ideally point South, but an East or West facing roof is fine ‐ anything facing North is no good. If your roof is covered in moss, it probably points North!
“What many people don’t realise though is that the energy generated can’t be stored, so if the panels are generating energy during the day and Simon has been working as an you’re not using any electricity, electrician for 10 years, his parents although you’ll benefit from the FiT live on Walton Back Lane and their income, you won’t reduce your energy house is an inspiration showing how bills. So the more electrical energy you we can all use green initiatives to save use during the day light hours, the more money you save. For people in us a few pounds and in the longer term perhaps the planet. “My parents the house during the day, it really is have had a solar thermal panel on the ideal! roof for a number of years now, this “So to get the most from it people heats a tank of water throughout the might need to make simple lifestyle day, they harvest rain water which is changes – using timer switches to turn fed to the house for any purpose washing machines and dishwashers on where they don’t require fresh water, during the day. Using slow cookers to flushing the toilet for example and cook during the day etc… It’s kind of they have a Solar Photovoltaic panel the opposite to Economy 7 where you installation ‐ all saving them money. got cheaper electricity through the Growing up in an environment like this night.” definitely rubs off on you.” Who pays me the FiT payment then? It seems the time has never been better to do Solar installation? “All energy providers have signed up to the government scheme and they “Yes it’s got to be a good time ‐ where send you a cheque each quarter, based else can you get a 10% return on your on the energy you’ve generated, investment that’s guaranteed for 25 totally irrespective of how much years, and it’s likely to get better as you’ve used. You still need an energy energy prices increase?” supplier as you’ll need energy whilst “The government are providing the FiT the sun doesn’t shine. If you change energy supplier your FiT income, at the (Feed‐In Tariff) which is part of the Clean Energy Cashback Scheme, same unit rate of 43.3p, simply comes introduced on 1st April 2010 to from them, together with your supply. encourage the installation of micro‐ “There are an increasing number of generation technologies such as solar companies capitalising on this and electricity. This is presently paying you doing the supply and installation for for every unit of energy your system free. They then take the FiT produces, whether you use it within themselves and the householder your home or pass it back to the benefits from free energy during the national grid. This scheme is being day. This is one way of getting into the reviewed in April 2012, although we scheme but that’s not what I’m about, don’t know the impact of the review I want to ensure the customer gets the they could reduce or even remove the maximum benefit.” FiT. However everyone who’s signed up before then will continue to benefit How do I know if my house is for the next 25 years.” suitable and points the right way?
“No not at all. With the FiT you receive a minimum payment per unit for all electricity that your panels generate, it doesn’t matter if you use 100% of the energy generated you will still receive
“The roof condition is a consideration, but it will be surveyed before installation. SAP calculations enable me to work out how much energy/cash
you’re getting a supply at about 50% of the summer capacity, still enough to heat your oven!” How can I maximise my free energy? “As I said earlier with a few simple life style changes such as timers etc you can maximise your use. “But you could consider other ways to maximise your investment by installing energy efficient Infra Red Heaters to heat the house for free during the day, or converting gas appliances to electric for use during the daylight hours, this obviously increases the outlay but the benefits will still ensure savings in the long term.” metres and would still generate income at 43.3p per unit, but not quite “Panels are available in various sizes as much. The electrical work inside is so most roofs can accommodate an the same whether it’s a 1 or 4 KW installation. The maximum size is 4KW system. To give you some idea, a (16 panels), this would cover 20‐30 kettle uses 3KW, and a hairdryer 1KW. square metres with the capacity to 4KW is the equivalent of running a generate approx 80% of a home’s small oven and a small fan heater. electricity needs. A 1KW system (just 4 And even in winter on an overcast day panels) would cover 5‐7.5 square a roof will generate.”
Thank you to Simon ‐ he’s obviously positive about his products, and I’ve also checked other sources of information and the national tabloids, they all seem to feedback the same positive comments about solar energy supply. Perhaps it’s time to get the roof surveyed?
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Always a Veteran never a Vagrant
ust on our doorstep is Game Lea Farm, you may not have heard of it, but if you’ve travelled to Baslow along the A619, you may have seen the teapot signpost for Café Nostalgia on the left, just after the Highwayman pub. I’ve seen the sign many times, and even ridden the bridleway, past the café and through the farm, but I’d no idea about all the great community stuff that goes on there.
Countryside Training Trust to deliver training at the farm for adults with learning disabilities and young people in danger of exclusion from local schools. Edward still very much involved in the day‐to‐day farming activities works with the young people to share his knowledge.
Elizabeth has been interested in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and in particular the affects of combat stress as her much loved late Grandfather fought in the trenches Game Lea Farm is part of the during WW1 having led a very Chatsworth Estate and has been productive life as Chief Accountant at farmed by the Hill family since 1830. Chesterfield Corporation where he Edward Hill is the seventh generation founded the works benevolent fund. of Hills on the farm, he’s the business On his retirement PTSD affected him enormously and subsequently those owner, tenant farmer, a true that loved him– there was little countryman and a life long farmer. understanding of the condition in He loves the farm, its surrounding that it can be many years after the countryside and has extensive event before it kicks in. knowledge of rural life. Elizabeth Hill is the driving force behind the Game Lea enterprise. As farming took a turn for the worse in the nineties it was clear they needed to diversify. Elizabeth played a fundamental role in developing various projects at Game Lea.
After three years of extensive research, forming relationships with other veteran agencies and the Hill family themselves supporting veterans by taking them into their own home and giving them occupational therapy on the farm, Elizabeth discovered that many ex‐
service personnel suffer with post traumatic stress disorder. They become so institutionalised and stripped of their own identities that they are unable to make simple daily decisions for themselves. The result is to disappear from society either ending up on the streets or supporting the desire to escape through drink. “I took the decision to help people get back on track and into permanent accommodation and employment”, says Elizabeth. “We’ve been in discussion with Kevin Parkinson (Cabinet Member for Heanor ) and premises have been identified to become Cafe Heroes a social enterprise coffee shop in Heanor open to the public which will host a drop in centre and sign posting service for serving and ex service personnel and their families. I’m really excited about the project, it fits well with the work we do at Game Lea, here we can provide occupational therapy and land based qualifications in skills such as dry stone walling, blacksmithing, welding and fabrication, carpentry, horticulture, IT and animal care etc.
It’s so rewarding when you see people regaining their self confidence and Learning Dry Stone Walling Skills at Game Lea Farm rightful place in society.”
She founded the charity Game Lea
Ian Wallace Harper is the Centre Manager for the Heanor Project, an ex‐serviceman himself. I sat down with Ian to understand what the project will offer. He explained “the centre will include temporary accommodation in the form of two houses, sleeping up to eight ex‐service personnel at a time. We’ll also run Café Heroes, open to the public, which will sustain itself and help with the costs of the project ‐ in line with the ethos of the project we’ll sell the brand Forces Favourites. The Drop in Centre will provide support to ex‐service personnel, by pointing them in the right direction Page 30 • www.s40local.co.uk
for benefits, housing and training etc. During the day veterans will participate in activities at Game Lea where CV writing and job search will also take place.” “We also intend to set up other enterprises to meet the £250,000 initial set up costs. This is a pilot project, which we’re hoping will be
mirrored across Derbyshire and possibly nationally.” I’d like to thank Kath Marriott for bringing Game Lea to my attention. If you pass Game Lea Farm, perhaps call into the Café or visit the nursery, and if you have furniture or skills you could donate please give them a call (01246 568 206).
One last comment from Elizabeth “We really need skills such as plumbing and electrics and also radiators now as we have quite a bit of furniture but so long as people wouldn't mind us selling it on to raise funds then we will take furniture too.”
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Out & About
the June edition I introduced you to the newly opened tunnels along the Monsal trail. So impressed am I to have this on our doorstep that I took the opportunity on 25 May to attend the official opening so I could provide you with some further information. I signed in at the Hassop Station Café as a member of the press, for the opening of the four tunnels (Headstone, Cressbrook, Litton and Chee Tor No.1) along the length of the Monsal Trail. I’d cycled up the trail from Bakewell Station, clad in my baggy shorts, and riding my trusty mountain bike. The best part was this was my day at Page 32 • www.s40local.co.uk
stepped in. He announced “The Monsal Trail is now one of the most extraordinary routes in the Peak District. The great Victorian engineers did our generation a huge favour I set off, chatting to another cyclist as which will have profound effects on we passed Great Longstone Station ‐ how people experience this part of now an impressive residence beside the national park in future. It is Thornbridge Hall, and soon fantastic for Peak District tourism, completed the short ride to the and puts us at the forefront of English Headstone Tunnel (487m) where the destinations.” official opening was to take place. On A choir lead by the Tideswell Singers arriving at the Monsal Viaduct I was and children from local schools struck by how many people were there and how many of them were in performed a rendition of “Daisy Bell”, suits, an official day today for them a few more officials presented and all. Unfortunately the Transport then three retired Midland Railway Minister Philip Hammond wasn’t able employees, Betty Nesbitt, Wilfred Oven and Ken Munns, who worked at to attend as Barack Obama was in Parliament so the Duke of Devonshire the stations, enthusiastically cut the work. Unfortunately not every day is like this, but it made me reflect that I should make the most of occasions like this.
ribbon and the tunnels were officially Headstone tunnel onto the viaduct over the River Wye, with a great view open for business. along Monsal Dale ‐ as you realise Most people then turned round and you’re over 50 foot up. If you fancy it headed back to Hassop Station Café this is a great place to stop for food for a buffet and drinks, but I decided at the pub or café at Monsal Head to pack up my camera gear and ride although perhaps a little too early the entire length of the trail and see into the ride (and you would need to what’s at the end. take something to secure your bike, as it’s a hike up the hill). I covered some of the history of the
in Bakewell in half an hour, and every fool in Bakewell at Buxton; which you think a lucrative process of exchange – you Fools everywhere'.
tunnels last month, but I will remind you how cold the longer tunnels are in the central sections ‐ although the newly tarmaced surfaces make them easy to negotiate safely and you’re quickly through them ‐ if you’re on a bike!
Next of interest is Cressbrook Mill, built in 1779 by Sir Richard Arkwright, destroyed by fire in 1785, and rebuilt by Richard Arkwright Jnr (Arkwrights son). Wye Mill was added in 1814 and you can see the Apprentice Houses built to house the London orphans brought to work in the mill. Through the Cressbrook Tunnel (430m) and carrying on you’re greeted by Litton
The most impressive section of the trail for me, is emerging from the
John Ruskin wasn’t so keen on the viaduct … “There was a rocky valley between Buxton and Bakewell, once upon a time, divine as the Vale of Tempe... You Enterprised a Railroad through the valley ‐ you blasted its rocks away, heaped thousands of tons of shale into its lovely stream. The valley is gone, and the Gods with it; and now, every fool in Buxton can be
After another short section of open trail you’re passing all that remains of Monsal Dale station, closed in 1959, the remnants of a platform and then a small hut.
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Tunnel (470m), another cold one, and cross the twin viaducts at Millers Dale ‐ watch for people abseiling off the viaducts, before arriving at Millers Dale Station, once a major hub for passengers changing for Buxton with five stations and requiring the second viaduct. I can’t believe there’s no café here … perhaps an opportunity for someone? although the Peak District Dairy have a van in the car park at busy times! Take time out to read the information boards or sit on the old platform whilst having a sandwich. As you head towards the final stretch of the trail you’ll pass the Lime Kilns, constructed in 1880 and vey imposing with the large concrete buttresses, the quicklime produced by these being transported by the railway. The last section of the trail up to Wye Dale passes quickly through Chee Tor Tunnel No1 (366m), Chee Tor Tunnel No2 (85m) and Rusher Cutting Tunnel (113m) ‐ these latter two tunnels were already open to the public. At the end, drop down the track to Blackwell Mill Cycle Hire and Café (outdoors), where you can hire bikes and get a drink before setting off back home. Over the entire length from Bakewell to Wye Dale the trail rises
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slightly, some 600 feet, which isn’t really noticeable until you turn round at Blackwell and head back down. It does make the ride back a little quicker and easier, good news if you’ve just refuelled! So what next for the Monsal Trail? It’s a shame the trail couldn’t have been extended in some way so you could easily (and safely) get from the end of the trail at Blackwell and into Buxton. (You can get to Buxton on the A6 but it’s very busy and not suitable for young children. There is an alternative off road route along Woo Dale, Church Lane and Waterswallows Road but you’ll need a mountain bike, it’s a lengthy addition but much safer). There might be hope in the future, as a £4.8M bid has been made by Derbyshire County Council to the Department for Transport’s Sustainable Local Transport Fund to extend the route. The aim is to eventually create a circular route linking Matlock, Bakewell and Buxton, with another section that connects to the World Heritage Site at Cromford. A decision on the bid is expected by the summer. Overall, this is a great new addition to the Peak District and worth a try if you fancy some great views steeped with a fascinating industrial history. Please mention S40 Local • Page 35
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Business News bound books using their new Thermal Simon Redfern, who’s been advertising his guitar tuition with us Binding kit. since the first edition, plays guitar in This includes items such as high his band ‘Take the Seven’ and will be quality photo books, personalised appearing at the mychoone festival in diaries & notebooks, professional Matlock on the August bank holiday bound documents and more. All can weekend, 26th to 28th. be produced as individual one‐offs or Real Ale Corner have established a in high volumes. new courtyard to the rear of the shop The Britannia is under new where you can pop down to relax on management ‐ John and Jodie Wray Minuteman have been busy for sunny days ‐ feel free to pop along recently took on the pub and have Charity. Phil and Jenny Harris took and have a look for yourself. undertaken a massive refurbishment part in the Marie Curie Big Zip in Hadfield Plant are opening up a new project to give the pub, particularly Nottingham on 11 June 2011. the outside area, a new lease of life. builders yard on Brimington Road This involved going over the edge of a For the kids they’ve added a new kids selling aggregates direct, with discounts for collection. To find out 30 metre crane platform and hurtling menu, built a great play area and more see their advert on page 45. 220 metres over the River Trent on a installed a bouncy castle, all surrounded by seating for the adults. zip wire. They raised over £400 to Brampton Picture Framing are to be There’s also outside seating away support Marie Curie Nurses. from the play area for those looking featured in the August issue of BBC Homes and Antiques magazine after Down at Minuteman again they have for a quieter pint. some new equipment and are now success with their Oval frames. capable of producing professional
Blanc: A new high end women’s clothing boutique has opened at 131 Chatsworth Road, selling some of the best labels and accessories brands from across the UK and Europe. Anne Marie White says “Many of the brands we stock are only available in London or at the larger regional shopping centres, so you’ll never be disappointed when you visit Blanc.”
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Streamline Swim School Children's Swimming Lessons Mon to Thu evenings Sat mornings Adult Only Swimming Lessons Mon Evenings & some Thu Evenings Ashgate Croft Children's School Holiday Courses Call for details & dates One to One Lessons for all abilities
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Community News Marie’s Marathon
Lost painting finds its way home A watercolour of the green at Robinson’s bowls club in Chesterfield found its way home recently, thanks to the wife of the original owner. In 1996 local artist Ken Tyndall gave the painting to bowls club member Jim Mitchell, who lived in Heaton Street, Brampton. Sadly, in 2005, Jim, by then in his late 70s, died whilst playing bowls at the green. Jim’s wife Joyce (now 86) rediscovered the painting earlier this year. She decided that it would be appropriate to return it to the place where it was painted – the club’s green at Walton Dam, Chesterfield. Sadly, Joyce wasn’t able to be there, but friend and neighbour Tina Tonge (56) presented the painting to Club President Bob Howes (82) and Chairman Ralph Payne (65) at the club’s annual open day at the green on Sunday 22 May 2011. Bob said “I remember Jim – he was a fine player and very much part of the club. It is so sad that he died whilst actually playing bowls on the green.” Ralph said “It’s great that this lovely painting has now come home. We’re really grateful to Joyce for thinking of us in this special way. We’ve given the painting pride of place on the wall at the clubhouse.” Pictured at the green is Club President Bob Howes (l) and Chairman Ralph Payne (r) with Ken Tyndall’s watercolor. Page 42 • www.s40local.co.uk
“Thank you to everyone who supported me with my attempt to run the London Marathon. Despite being passed by a rhino at 2.5miles, being scorched by the sun at mile 9 and hitting various walls after 20 miles; I finished in 5 hours 32 minutes. It was the most difficult yet exhilarating thing I've ever done. I've raised over £3000 for Barnardo's. Thank you to everyone that has donated money; your generosity is appreciated. “
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Hadfield Plant expansion Hadfield Plant are a local family run business established four years ago and previously run from home on Walton Back Lane. Tommy has been in touch to say demand for aggregates has been so good that they have just expanded into a small yard on Brimington Road (opposite the Spick and Span Car Wash) where from 5 July they will be offering a range of aggregates, as priced in the right hand box.
They still offer loose delivery, but able to provide a more competitive price for self collection. This service is in addition to the tool and plant hire, and ground work services they have previously offered. Give them a call on the numbers below if you require more information.
Collected Delivered Loose Loose
MOT 20mm Dust Grit Sand 10mm Ballast 10mm Pea Gravel Yellow Sand Red Sand Top Soil
£17.00 £17.00 £27.50 £27.50 £28.00 £32.50 £26.50 £27.50
£22.00 £22.00 £32.50 £32.50 £33.00 £38.00 £31.50 £32.50
All prices are per tonne
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Walton and West Community Forum (W&WCF)
erhaps you’re living on Heaton Street getting frustrated about people using the street as a cut through or parking close to the junction with Chatsworth Road? In many cases community frustration and issues occur, but how many of us know where to go to address the problems? If it was me I might make a phone call to the council offices at Chesterfield, only to be told that it’s a highways issue and I need to call Derbyshire Highways Agency at Matlock … by now I’ve lost interest. I might decide to write a letter, but perhaps I’d get half way through before being interrupted and never get it finished.
Cllr Shirley Niblock, founder of Friends of the Inkerman, an Ashgate resident for 30 years and presently lobbying for an Arts Centre for Chesterfield.
Changes in bus timetables and routes (a new booklet summarising the new timetables is available from the central library or Tourist Information Centre).
Cllr Howard Borrell, a Rhodesia Road Updates on planning applications resident since 1997, new to politics in the area. and previously worked with the Police A proposal to spend the forum’s and Chesterfield College. budget on floral displays along Cllr Christopher Collard, attends St Chatsworth Road, installing dog John’s Church, again new to the role waste bins near popular dog but with a background in teaching walking spots, tree planting, grit and supply work locally. bins and a Friends of the Inkerman event. Cllr Alexis Diouf who attends Walton Evangelical Church and Cllr Denise The meeting was friendly and Hawksworth (West Ward). informal and quickly covered all items before it was time to plan the next The meeting covered: Well there is an alternative way to meeting. raise your issues and get your voice Updates from the various sub‐ heard, that you may not be aware of ‐ After the meeting I took the committees who are tackling the Walton and West Community opportunity to chat with Cllrs Morgan specific areas of focus outside the Forum (W&WCF) meeting. and Borrell about ideas and Forum cycle, and report back suggestions that have been brought So what does a Community Forum monthly. to S40 Local by people around the do? I’ve included the full terms of community. A highways report including reference from the Council Borough proposals for new waiting Council’s Constitution on the facing I’ll be attending the next meeting and restrictions on Heaton Street. page, so you can get the official will keep you posted of Forum version ‐ but as with any document of initiatives, but if you’d like to get An update from PC Dave Randell this kind it’s quite wordy, so from reporting an increase in burglaries involved and either have your say or what I gather the forum exists to recently, 90% of these being “walk are interested in finding out more, provide local residents with a way to the next meeting is on the 27th July ins” where entry is through communicate with the council face to 7pm at St Thomas’ Church Brampton. unlocked doors and windows. face and in an informal way. Advice: LOCK YOUR FRONT DOOR IF In the meantime if you want to get in YOU’RE IN THE BACK GARDEN! I attended the May meeting where touch to suggest items you think the the following members were voted in A discussion about Smartwater and meeting should cover, please contact to set the format for the coming year: the support officer, Mary Stead on the significant impact it has on 01246 345236 or via email reducing your chances of Cllr Keith Morgan as Chair, a resident MARY.STEAD@Chesterfield.gov.uk. becoming a victim of burglary. of Walton and last year’s Mayor.
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2. Within the Forum’s area improve: equality of opportunity; equality of services; quality of life of people living and working in the area. 3. In the interest of the well-being of the community, to consider: issues of local concern the impact of the Council’s policies and services, and those of other organisations, in the local area. 4. To co-ordinate and facilitate multi-agency activities. 5. To encourage community activities. 6. To approve play scheme projects. 7. After consulting local people, and after getting Cabinet permission for any continuing revenue spending, to approve the spending of the Forum’s budget for purposes which: will benefit directly the whole or substantial part of the Forum’s area or residents; and will accord with the aims and objectives of the Council’s Community Strategy; including community based initiatives, local area enhancements or grants for local projects. 8. To ensure that no part of it’s budget is spent: contrary to legal rules about Council spending; on any kind of commercial or trading enterprise; on any kind of political or campaigning activity. 9. To be consulted on: Council activities and proposals which affect their community including partnership projects and funding proposals; Issues sent to the Forum by the Cabinet; A set range of issues on a regular basis e.g. highways matters, planning applications, street naming, per cent for art schemes. 10. To respond to the Cabinet or other Committee or officers on any of the above matters on which it is consulted. 11. To report to the cabinet or to the Council or appropriate Council Committee, any issues of local concern, including any proposals by the Forum to change Council polices or service delivery. 12. To contribute to the Council’s: Forum Community Strategy, and Borough wide Community Strategy. 13. To prepare an annual report and present it to the Cabinet and Council. 14. To consult local people and groups (Parish Councils, TARA’s (Tenants and Residents Area Associations), Neighbourhood Watch) about: Councils proposals; Issues of local concern. 15. To consider suggestions/complaints and if necessary send them on to the appropriate Council officer or body. 16. To respond to issues of local concern and establish appropriate ways of consulting on specific issues e.g. incidents of nuisance or racism.
Walton and West Community Forum
1. To link the Council with local people by promoting their participation in Council decisions, listening to their views and telling them more about Council decisions and policies.
The Terms of Reference
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LIFE in MONO Black & White Chesterfield Matt Kane
espite having lived in S40 for over three years it wasn’t until I attended a recent Civic Society event that I realised the one thing that many of the town’s buildings have in common. Thankfully for me, local historian Janet Murphy spelt it out in black and white.
motifs into designs. But just why are there so many black and white buildings in the town? Rumour has it that Vincent Smith ‐ who was Borough Surveyor during the time when most of the facades were added ‐ was an admirer of Chester city centre where there is an abundance of black and white half‐ timber buildings and that he wanted to put the some of ‘Chester’ into Chesterfield.
From the Winding Wheel on Holywell Street to the Portland Hotel on West Bars, Chesterfield is home to literally dozens of black and white buildings. Knifesmithgate itself boasts no fewer Janet, however, thinks there might than 30 examples including the be another explanation. Victorian colonnade known as the ‘Vic Veranda’. During the 1920s Chesterfield was subject to a major programme of But it’s not just in the town centre street improvements as roads were where you can find these half‐ widened and corners improved to timbered frontages. Walk up and accommodate the increase in traffic down Chatsworth Road and you’ll see and the introduction of a modern some excellent examples at the public transport network. At the Barrel, Red Lion, Anchor, Prince of same time a number of pubs were Wales, Peacock and Star. In fact, rebuilt to comply with stricter public houses feature rather a lot in licensing laws. monochrome with the local Brampton and Stones breweries even This programme of change combined with an architectural movement incorporating their own signature
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called the black and white revival – which began in the mid 19th century ‐ was the principal incentive and inspiration behind Chesterfield’s black and white streetscape. Sadly the architectural drawings that led to the town’s black and white revolution were destroyed in the 2007 floods. But nearly ninety years on and most of the finished articles have stood the test of time, thanks in part to Chesterfield’s Townscape Heritage Initiative which seeks to conserve and enhance shop frontages within the town centre. It is also hoped to include the town’s black and white buildings in a local list which should give some protection against future development so that the eye‐catching structures can be enjoyed for generations to come.
Chesterfield & District Civic Society ‘Black and White Buildings of Chesterfield’ was the penultimate event in the 2010/11 calendar for the Chesterfield and District Civic Society who, for almost 50 years, have been active in conserving buildings and places of natural beauty as well as encouraging the regeneration of the town and its surrounding area. In 1972, the Society was instrumental in stopping a major shopping development on the market square and, eight years later, helped to save Newbold’s Eyre Chapel which has since become the Society’s home every second Tuesday of the month. Recent Society events have covered the work of a Magistrate, the history of Sheepbridge Coal and Iron Company and the archaeology of the Peak. In addition, the Society has commented on significant planning proposals affecting the area including the developments at Manor College and Saltergate. It continues to work closely with the Borough Council on various conservation schemes. This includes the Townscape Heritage Initiative where old town centre shops receive lottery funding to restore original features. Society Chairman Bryan Thompson said: “In seeking to influence decisions through support, new ideas and challenge, the Society is helping to make the area a better place to live, work and enjoy life. “In particular, our main aim is to promote the revitalisation of our award‐winning town centre that became a blue‐print for others such as Carlisle in the north‐west but now needs some help to retain its attractiveness. “Over the last year our meetings have been well attended and membership has increased but I want to see an even more active Civic Society that takes forward small projects that engender civic pride, such as tree planting. “We also want to be opportunistic with resources and improve our administration. We have just appointed a publicity officer, Hayley Barnett, to drive forward the communications side of our operation and we are always on the look out for more volunteers, in particular someone to provide us with our own website.” A year’s membership of the Society costs £7.50 with discounts for families. Corporate membership and sponsorship are welcome. Non‐members are asked to make a £2 donation per event they attend. For more information, you can contact Bryan on 01246 566211. Please mention S40 Local • Page 51
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Plans afoot for Saltergate
e’d heard a rumour about plans for the Old Football ground at Saltergate, so I’ve been in touch with Alan Morey, major sites officer at Chesterfield Borough Council to find out the latest. "The borough Council's planning committee has resolved to grant planning permission for the redevelopment of the old Saltergate Stadium for up to 68 houses. The Page 54 • www.s40local.co.uk
permission will be accompanied by a legal agreement providing for open space, public art, contributions towards highways improvements and provision for affordable housing in the event that the housing market lifts by the time of construction.
details of vehicle access onto Cross Street have been agreed, with separate routes in and out of the site to help ensure safety in front of St Mary's Primary School.
The council published a planning brief giving guidance on how this site The permission is in outline at this should be redeveloped in 2009, which stage, which means that details of the can be found on the council's website design of houses and the final layout at www.chesterfield.gov.uk" will need to be submitted later within the next two years, although the
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Local Olympian? Liam Pitchford
lympics 2012, it’s still a year away, but for the athletes hoping to represent their countries for their sport, and the organisers, there’s still lots to do.
enthusiasm with so much training.
“In 2004 I represented Brimington Junior School in the National Schools Competition where we won the U11 title. This lead to me being selected for the England schools U11 side to play in the Home Nations competition in Guersey (for which we had to return early from a family holiday is Spain).” >> Is it love of the sport or simply a desire to win? “It’s the love of the sport, I was good at tennis and represented the East Midlands region at the age of 8, but when I tried table tennis at junior school I knew it was the sport I wanted to do.” >> What would you be doing if you weren’t playing table tennis? “I would have just finished my ‘A’ levels, but I left school to concentrate on my table tennis career after getting good results in my GCSE’s, I decided I couldn’t combine my education with my desire
Picture Courtesy: Tabletennisphotos.com
Liam is ranked no. 2 in the UK and came back from the Commonwealth Games in Delhi with two medals, his list of wins and achievements is At the Chesterfield Champions extremely impressive and hopes are breakfast meeting at the Fox & Goose high for his Olympic performance. Inn, Wadshelf we were introduced to Liam will be 18 just after this edition two local Olympic hopefuls, Liam arrives and he’s packed a lot of Pitchford and Michael Mitchell. Both training and competition into those are young, at the top of their game, short years. table tennis for Liam and cricket for >> Tell me a bit more about yourself. Michael, and both are from “I live with my Mum and Dad at home Chesterfield. in Brimington, where I’ve lived all my Liam and Michael are two of the life, and spend my leisure time on my country’s top players in their sports, PS3 and with our two Siamese cats. I but what struck me again, was how started playing table tennis about 10 little support sports people get, with years ago, at just 8 years old, with my two best friends at junior school.” the majority of travel and accommodation being covered by “An ex‐pupil’s grandfather came to do their families. some coaching sessions at school. The This month I caught up with Liam to three of us encouraged each other and see how things are progressing, learn joined a local club (Colin Deaton how he got into the sport and try to Academy in Staveley), where we understand how he maintains started playing in the local league and
1* ETTA competitions. I just continued progressing through the levels in England.”
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to be a world class athlete, table tennis is a sport which requires me to put in many hours training between competitions.” >> What are your long term plans? “To be one of the world’s best players and challenge the current Chinese domination of the sport.” >> What makes you tick? “Table tennis.” >> Does table tennis enable you to make a full time career out of the sport? “Yes but only if I’m prepared (and am good enough) to travel to Europe to train and play in the professional leagues over there.”
1. Paul Drinkhall 2. Liam Pitchford 3. Darius Knight 4. Daniel Reed 5. Chris Doran
>> So back to the Olympics, how is preparation going? “Preparations are going well, I travel to Sheffield 5 days a week to train (6 hours a day) at the English Institute of Sport with the other members of the Senior England squad. Next season I’ll be training with and playing for one of the top teams in Germany.” >> What are expectations of the UK team? “The GB team has been guaranteed a place in the team competition so there will be three places available, but to be able to compete in the singles I’ll have to qualify via the qualifying competitions being held around the world over the next year.” “The members of the current squad are all young and whoever is selected will benefit from competing in London and will use the experience to build for the Olympics in Rio.”
1. Liam Pitchford 2. Sean Cullen 3. Sam Walker 4. Lewis Gray 5. Zak Zilesnick
I’m always in awe of the dedication and commitment of our sportsmen and women, and the sacrifices they and their families obviously make to enable them to represent their country. At the session we attended ICON came along, they’re a local enterprise involved with supporting our athletes by gaining bursaries and offering financial assistance. If you are interested in supporting a local Olympic hopeful, you can do this through ICON, or by contacting the family directly at 01246 550208. Picture Courtesy: Steve Parkin Photography
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Classifieds Rowing Machine: £25 Tunturi rowing machine excellent condition. £25. Contact 01246 566659 (Brookside). Vintage Racing Bike: £35 Raleigh Flyer vintage bike, 22.5 inch frame. Very good condition. Contact 01246 566659 (Brookside). Malibu Pilates Chair: £35 Includes two DVDs and diet booklet. Lateral thigh trainer: £10.00 Tel 01246 222890 (Ashgate) Halfords Electric Cool Box: £15 Capacity 28 litre with integrated 12V cool and heat system Contact 01246 279589 or 07868 029179 (Walton).
S40 Local: Classifieds Adverts for stuff under £100 are free, any item or ‘collection of items’ £100+ are £5, and larger adverts with a picture are price on application. email: firstname.lastname@example.org call: 01246 568 519 Tefal 2 Slice Toaster etc: £20 VGC and in box. Food slicer, white, no box and kettle mirror finish, no box. Would suit student going to university. All three for £20 ono. Contact 01246 566701 (Somersall). Fisher Price Jumperoo: £65 Excellent condition, inspection welcome, great toy but not used now she can walk! Cost £90 a few months ago, will sell for £65. Contact 01246 567035 (Collect from Somersall).
Boys Bicycle. Townsend cycle, 5 gears and in good condition. Suit 10 year old child. A donation to Ashgate Hospice is all that’s required. Contact AEG Chest Freezer: FOC. 01246 221400 (Brampton). FREE TO ANYONE WHO CAN COLLECT ‐ AEG chest freezer, good Collection of Lps. All in very good working order size 33"H x 52"W x condition. Artists include Frank 27"D. Contact: 01246 211085 Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Al Martino etc (Ashgate). to be sold as a whole collection. Offers. Contact 01246 566701 Toddler Bed & Bedside Table : £45 (Somersall). ono. Girls white toddler bed with heart detail and white bedside table. Sega Megadrive: Retro gaming Very good condition. Call 01246 system with games and joypads, 239874 or 07739 130120 (Walton). good condition, offers. Contact 01246 566701 (Somersall).
KINDER KF90 R2 RADIANT GAS FIRE. £120 ono. As new in original box and never fitted. This model requires a flue/ chimney. £120 ono. Contact J. Croley on 01246 273462 (Walton). Page 62 • www.s40local.co.uk
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A&H Paving Ltd
Call Tony on: t: 01246 207 046 m: 07890 657903
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SUDOKU (It’s a harder one again) 6
Fill in the grid so every row, every column and every 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 through to 9, with no repetition.
Last month’s solution:
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Cleanright Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
Free Deodorising (quick dry) Seven Day Service Furniture Removed & Replaced Family Business est. 1992
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Insured and all work guaranteed For a free quote, then please contact Dean.
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