Anyway back to Derbyshire … as I passed through the tunnels (Note: If you’ve being reading your S40 Sunglasses on end of my nose!) a Local for a while you’ll have noticed number of things struck me, the that each June I get a bit self cuttings and how far back the indulgent and feature some articles boardings have been over the years, that cover cycling activities, how long the tunnels were, how cold something that’s been a focus of they are once you’re in the middle mine since learning to balance on two section, how dark they’d be if the wheels. lights went out and lastly how busy they were, seems quite a few people Well this year is no exception and also knew they were open. If this has with Bike Week being 18th to 26th raised your interest please see page June there are a number of rides happening and I’ve had chance to get 30 for more info. in touch with one of my local heroes I must also express my thanks to Sam (yes I know I’ve had to spread S40’s Royston at Proshot.net for the cover wings a little here) Steve Peat who shot. This features a rider in full flow just so happens to be a World captured by Sam Royston at the Steel Champion in Downhill Mountain City Downhill event which took place Biking, read all about his thoughts on earlier this year at Grenoside Woods success on page 32. in Sheffield. This event was set up by Hi all,
I’ve also featured the tunnels along the Monsal trail which have recently been opened up again. In fact yesterday I put the bikes (and family) in the car and went to cycle through them. Although it’s not very adventurous I have to admit to feeling quite excited about this, there’s something strange about riding through tunnels which have been closed for so long, and popping out the other side somewhere unexpected. I used to live in Nottingham and in the area I grew up there were (and still are) numerous bricked up tunnels passing underneath the city from the centre to the suburbs. It always seems strange to me that they’re not used, surely they'd make a great route for the new tram system? But what do I know I’m not a transport planner, just seems sensible.
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Steve Peat to help raise money for the Greno Woods Appeal. The cover shot is excellent and I think sums up riding the woods in the UK brilliantly, dark and damp! Last item is paper stock. I’ve gone for a glossy paper and slightly lighter paper ‐ I couldn’t continue with the current stuff as it simply won’t fold in half properly! I hope the change doesn’t spoil your enjoyment of S40 Local. If you have any comment to make on this I’d love to hear it as I want to ensure you continue to receive a quality local community magazine each month. Have a good June and don’t forget Fathers Day on 19 June. Paul.
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What’s On? 28 ‐ 30 May
Derbyshire Open Arts Exhibition – see May edition for details or pick up a brochure from Created Gallery at 420 Chatsworth Road. 11 artists are exhibiting in Holymoorside Village Hall. Open 11am – 5pm daily. Free admission. Refreshments available. See www.holymoorsidearts.co.uk
Saturday 28 May
Saturday Lunchtime Concerts: Choral Music at Chesterfield Central Library. Aurora present a concert of superb Acapella music for ladies, ranging from classics to pop. 11:45am to 12:30pm. This concert will be held at the Lecture Theatre. For details call 01629 533400.
Sunday 29 May Sunday 29 May
Chesterfield Farmers' Market at Chesterfield Market. Historical Event ‐ Tudor Gardener at Revolution House. Explore the world of gardening in the 16th century and meet a Tudor Gardener. 11am to 4pm. For details contact: Chesterfield Museum and Art Gallery on 01246 345727.
Monday 30 May
Crooked Spire Open Day: 10am till 4pm. A guided tour of the Tower of Chesterfield's famous Church with an opportunity to look up into the Crooked Spire and out over the town. Climb approximately 144 steps, then walk out onto the top of the Tower for a close up look at the Spire. Tel: 01246 206506. www.chesterfieldparishchurch.org.uk
Monday 30 May
Procession of Witness: Chesterfield’s famous Whit Walks. The Procession of over 25 churches of all denominations includes decorated floats and tableaux, marching bands, clowns, the latest Christian rock music and giveaways from balloons to bibles. Starts 10am at Chesterfield Town Hall, Rose Hill (S40 1LP). Mr Chris Townsend on 01246 472220.
Monday 30 May
Spring Bank Holiday and Table Top Sale at Chesterfield Market. Trips up the 'Crooked Spire' and live entertainment on the streets below! 9am to 4pm. Contact Chesterfield Tourist Information Centre on 01246 345777/8.
Wednesday 1 June Holymoorside Horticultural Society: Winthrop Park ‐ over an acre of Therapy Garden ‐ a talk by Carol Bowser. United Reformed Church Schoolroom, Cottonmill Hill, Holymoorside at 8pm. Contact Peter Forrow on 01246 568000 for a schedule or turn up on the day. Thursday 2 June
Meet Florence Nightingale at Chesterfield Museum and Art Gallery: Part of the Chesterfield Museum and Art Gallery events programme. Meet ‘The Lady With The Lamp’ and find out about life during the Crimean War. Contact the Chesterfield Museum and Art Gallery Tel: 01246 345727.
Saturday 4 June
Terminus Bowling Club: Chocolate Charity Challenge. At the Terminus Club on Chatsworth Road opposite Brookfield School 1 pm ‐ 5 pm. Chocolate Charity Challenge ‐ A charity fun day. All welcome. Entrance £5.
Saturday 4 June
L'Assaggio Italiano at Chesterfield Market. 9am to 4pm. L'Assaggio Italiano visits Chesterfield with a range of high quality goods from all over Italy including olives, olive oils and balsamic vinegars, rare cheeses and organic cured meats, wines and freshly baked bread and pastries. Details contact Chesterfield Tourist Information Centre on 01246 345777/8.
Saturday 4 June
Saturday Lunchtime Concerts ‐ 'Trial By Jury' at Chesterfield Central Library. Chesterfield Gilbert and Sullivan Society present their rendition of Gilbert and Sullivan's celebrated composition "Trial by Jury". 11:45am to 12:30pm, at the Lecture Theatre. For details call 01629 533400.
Saturday 4 June
Loundsley Green Community Fun Day: 10am till 4pm. Loundsley Green Community Centre. A great fun day with a climbing wall, skating competition, lots of other activities , two bands incl. Brampton Community Band, local organisations running stalls, food of various kinds etc etc . Between the community centre and the shops in Loundsley Green from 10am. For info. contact: 07910 858267.
Sunday 5 June
Big Lunch picnic in Queen’s Park. A Transition Chesterfield joint venture with the Timebank. Details will be on the web site (www.transitionchesterfield.org.uk).
Wednesday 8 June Classic Car and Bike Rally at Renishaw Hall and Gardens. The annual Classic Car and Bike Rally will be held in the Italian designed gardens of the Renishaw Hall Estate. 10:30am to 4:30pm. Contact the estate office on 01246 432310. Thursday 9 June
Chesterfield Farmers' Market at Chesterfield Market.
Thursday 9 June
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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What’s On? Friday 10 June to Sunday 19 June
Holymoorside and Walton Arts Festival. Holymoorside Village Hall and St. John's Church, Walton. See programme advertisement on page 15. Full programme at www.holymoorsidearts.co.uk Tel: 01246 567118 or 861997.
Friday 10 June to Friday 24 June
College Arts Festival at Chesterfield: Information and activities to be confirmed. Enquiries call 01246 500500.
Saturday 11 June
14th Annual Choral Day ‐ Chesterfield Philharmonic Choir. Performing excerpts from Handel's Messiah, directed by Steven Roberts. Held at the Central Methodist Church and in aid of Ashgate Hospice. Registration at 9.30 am. Free performance in the evening at 7 pm‐8 pm. Any changes will be announced on the day. Contact Chesterfield Philharmonic Choir on 01246 234362.
Saturday 11 June
Concert: The Sonara Singers. Storrs Road Methodist Church and Centre. Commences 7.30 pm. Tickets £6 Interval refreshments included. Please phone 01246 556721 or 232169 . All welcome. Proceeds to Church Funds.
Saturday 11 June
Young Musicians' Festival Day. Young performers showcasing a wide range of musical skills. Come along to give your encouragement and support. Walton Holymoorside Primary School, Holymoor Road, Holymoorside. 1.30‐4.30pm. Tickets £2 (under 16's £1) More information tel: 01246 567118.
Saturday 11 June to Exhibition ‐ Elegance and Industry at Chesterfield Museum and Art Gallery. The story of Chesterfield, Saturday 3 from its beginnings as a Roman fort on Rykneld Street to the building of the 'Crooked Spire' Church, September the industrial Revolution tracing the development of coal mining, railways and other local industries. 10am to 4pm (Closed Wednesday and Sunday). Contact: 01246 345727. Tuesday 14 June
Chesterfield Civic Society. The talk will be The Black and White Buildings of Chesterfield. Starts 7.30pm in the Eyre Chapel Newbold. Contact Yvonne Williamson (01246) 566509 for details.
Wednesday 15 June Coffee Morning in aid of Fairplay. 10am to 12 noon. Drink and a cake only £1.50, second hand books for sale. Fairplay Centre, Alexandra Road West, Chesterfield,01246 203963 for more details. Wednesday 15 June Derbyshire by a Selection of Bridges. Part of the St Helen's Local History Society programme. Keith Blood will deliver a talk entitled ‘Derbyshire by a Selection of Bridges’, at The Hadfield Suite, Christ Church, Stonegravels, Sheffield Road, Chesterfield S41 7JH. Small admission price, including refreshments, to be confirmed. Contact: 01246 270371 Friday 17 June
Messy Church Event: Storrs Road Methodist Church. The theme is 'Come to the Picnic'. From 3.30pm to 5.30. Anyone welcome but all children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Fun, food and worship.
Saturday 18 June
Country Fair at Holmebrook Valley Country Park: The Friends of Holmebrook Valley Country Park First Annual Country Fair. Entertainment including Brampton Band, Garland and Morris Dancers and a street dancing group, along with a variety of displays and other stalls. Set in the natural beauty of Holmebrook Valley Country Park. Contact 01246 231803 or email jean@i‐barr.co.uk.
Saturday 18 June
Saturday Lunchtime Concert: Piano Duets. 11:45am till 12:30pm. Musical master Andrew Marples and the eclectic David Mayo‐Braiden will perform a recital of piano duets for your entertainment. Held at Elder Yard Chapel, Elder Way, Chesterfield S40 1UR. Contact Elder Yard Chapel on 01246 559407.
Sunday 19 June
Race for Life: Chesterfield. Walk, jog or run 5k in aid of Cancer Research UK and help beat last year’s £170,600 raised by 4000 women. Two events starting at Chesterfield Town Hall and finishing in Queens Park starting, one at 10.30am with the second at 2.30pm. To register go to www.raceforlife.org or call 0871 641 1111.
Monday 20 June
Chesterfield Ghost Walk: Take a walk where legend has it that the Devil perched on the top of the church spire, wrapping his tail around it and thus causing the spire to twist. Starts at the very haunted Rutland Hotel and finishes at The Royal Oak in The Shambles with a candlelit supper. Ticket prices: £25.00 each, to book contact: 0800 277928.
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What’s On? Monday 20 June
Themed Walk: The history and mystery of Matlock Bath, led by Godfrey Holmes. Four hours including eating your own packed lunch. Some uphill. Meet: Matlock Bath Railway Station at 9:30, (X17 bus from Chesterfield). Entirely voluntary donations to Pathways Project for Homeless Young Adults. Details: 01246 769836.
Saturday 25 June
Summer Fair: Old Hall Junior School ‐ 2pm to 4pm. Brampton Community Band will be performing. Bouncy slide, refreshments, cakes, other stalls and games. All Welcome.
Saturday 25 June
Ashgate Hospice: Midnight Walk. There are two walk length options this year ‐ 13 miles and 6.5 miles starting from Cliffe Park in Dronfield. For further information contact Emily.Evans@AshgateHospice.nhs.uk, call 01246 567250 or register online @ www.ashgatehospice.org.
Saturday 25 June
Historical Event: Plastered! @ Revolution House. Discover how plaster was used as a building material, with a special guest. 11am till 4pm. For details contact Chesterfield Museum and Art Gallery on 01246 345727 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday 25 June
Tea at Royal Ascot: 3:30 ‐ 5pm at Holymoorside United Reform Church. Wear your Ascot Outfit. Entrance by ticket only £4. Contact: 01246 566109 or 568546.
Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 June
Open Garden at Park Hall, Walton Back Lane. 12.00 to 5.30pm. Ploughman's lunches, teas and home made produce. In aid of The National Gardens Scheme Charities and The Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice. Admission £3.50,Children free.
Sunday 26 June
Chesterfield Farmers' Market at Chesterfield Market. Chesterfield Market, Market Place, Chesterfield, S40 1AH
Sunday 26 June
Chesterfield Theatre Friends (Pomegranate) Fun Run: Queens Park. Meet at the pavilion. 10am till midday. Just turn up on the day and come and do circuits of the cricket outfield, a fund raising event for the Pomegranate Theatre. Contact: 01246 345220.
Monday 27 June
Brampton Living History Group: Views of Derbyshire a talk by Andy Firth. Held in St. Thomas’ Church Meeting Room, Chatsworth Road, at 7.30pm. Admission Charge £1.50 including refreshments. ALL WELCOME.
Monday 27 June
Port Tasting Evening @ The Rose & Crown. Phil Tooley will be hosting a port tasting, you'll have the chance of sampling 8 different ports & some food will be provided . Cost is £20 per person, please contact Howard Borrell on email@example.com if you would like to book a place.
Friday 1 July
Storrs Road Methodist Church: Worship on Weekdays (WOW) starting at 7.45pm. Refreshments will be available from 7.30pm.
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, call 01246 567250 or register online @ www.ashgatehospice.org
Saturday 2 July
Concert: St Peter & St Paul Church Old Brampton at 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 at 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 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.
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 .
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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
Mondays Term Time
2nd Chesterfield Boys Brigade for boys and girls age 6 ‐ 18 at Storrs Road Methodist Church Centre. Every Monday during term time, starts 6pm. Contact 01246 274021 or email@example.com
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.
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 month
Holymoorside Women's Institute ‐ 2 to 4pm at the United Reformed Church Schoolroom, Cottonmill Hill, Holymoorside. New Members warmly received. For further details ring Shirley Cotton on 01246 567396 or Margaret Copley on 01246 568360.
2nd Tuesday of the month
Chesterfield Cycle Campaign: Meetings 7:30pm usually in Meeting Room 1 at Chesterfields Market Hall. Contact Alastair on 01246 520820.
3rd Tuesday of the month
Chesterfield & District Vegetable and Fruit Growers ‐ 7:30pm ‐ Methodist Chapel Meeting Room, Holymoorside. Come and join us to share your gardening experiences, beginners welcome. Contact John 01246 569515, Malcolm 01246 569948 or just turn up.
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. Page 10 • www.s40local.co.uk
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Regular Events. Every Wednesday Linedancing (Easy Intermediates) from 11.10am ‐ 12.20pm, Brampton Manor. Members FREE, Non‐ Members £4. Contact Kathryn on 01246 569053. 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
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.
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 first 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.
1st Thursday of the Rendezvous Group: St Thomas' Church, Chatsworth Road. All seniors invited for light lunch followed month by activities. 12.45 to 3.30pm. £2.50 to cover costs. Details phone 01246 272333. 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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Holymoorside and Walton Arts Festival Holymoorside and Walton Arts Festival Society was set up in 2003 when carry‐over funds from the Queen’s Silver Jubilee celebrations were made available by Holymoorside and Walton Parish Council. The Society aims to promote the arts for the benefit of local people by staging an annual Arts Festival, plus other art Holymoorside and Walton Parish and film events. Council and to Garry Hodgson of Each year a programme is arranged to Imperial Windows (Chesterfield) Ltd. offer a wide variety of events for their support. including music ‐ classical, jazz and In January this year we ran a series of folk, literature, drama, dance, creative writing workshops and the demonstrations, exhibitions and collaborative drama, ‘Seasonsings’, audience participation. has been produced for performance. The small hard‐working committee On Saturday 11 June 1.30 ‐ 4.30pm our successfully secure local funding to third Young Musicians’ Festival Day is ensure the events are of a high professional standard, with accessible being held at Walton Holymoorside ticket prices. We are most grateful to Primary School (WHPS) to showcase Derbyshire Community Fund, the talents of young people, including
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the WHPS choir. We’d love you to come along to offer your encouragement ‐ tickets £2. Some of the upcoming events are shown on the adjacent page. For a full festival programme, please telephone 01246 567118 /861997 or visit www.holymoorsidearts.co.uk We advise you to book in advance to ensure availability of tickets. We look forward to welcoming you! Ann Grinbergs (2011 Festival Chair)
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Flying The Flag
t 11am on the 29 April I was overcome by a rush of unexpected patriotism. This continued throughout the day and hit a peak during the balcony kiss with the Lancaster bomber and Spitfires overhead, suddenly I felt a sense of pride being British! This was a bit of a surprise, although I have to admit, my highlight wasn’t ‘that dress’, but ‘that car’ ‐ the fabulous vintage Aston Martin Volante in which they travelled to Clarence House – we all have our passions!
Someone had rumoured all day that the tug of war rope would be put to good use and we’d be challenging Brookside Bar. Early evening this became reality as the Brookside Bar contingent appeared like an army over the brow of the hill for the tug of war competition … well I’ve been along Brookside Bar
We received a letter about a street party only two weeks before the event and although I went along to the meeting and got involved, I was really doing it for the kids, so they’d have great memories, as my wife does about the Silver Jubilee. So I went along as plans were hatched and tasks assigned ‐ two meetings later we were all set. Flags, bunting (a couple of great lengths of which had been hand made) and balloons went up, marquees, gazebos, trestle tables and BBQs came out of the woodwork (or shed) – even a bouncy castle, tug of war rope and pass the parcel game were organised. With food planned and a barrel of Brampton Ale at the ready we were all set. At 3:45 people started trickling out of their houses ‐ for some it was daunting, we may live in close proximity to each other, but we rarely meet socially or exchange more than a friendly hello! But any initial unease was quickly replaced by friendly banter as we posed for the Derbyshire Times photos, made a respectable start on the food and broke the ice with some games. Page 18 • www.s40local.co.uk
before, but I’ve never seen so many young, strong looking blokes, we feel sure they’d drafted rugby players from elsewhere for the occasion. Needless to say, after 5 pulls, Brookside Bar won so… moving swiftly on! As the sun got lower the BBQs were fired up and a karaoke machine was switched on and the party continued into the small hours. A great time was had by all. I’ve realised street parties aren’t just for the kids – they’re a great way to bring people together. I’d like to thank the people who made ours happen particularly Mike and Lynn Ward, who instigated it, and Ken from the Photographic Society for popping along to take some photos. Here’s looking forward to the Diamond Jubilee.
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Is Chesterfield a good place to set up shop? Jonathan Worsley, Crush
n 5 May the Chesterfield Champions met again for breakfast and presentations at the Fox & Goose. Craig Lynch, Group Managing Director and a Chesterfield Champion himself introduced us to the venue and got things underway. It was good turn out given the 7:30am start. This month’s session focused on the Olympics and the role Chesterfield and its businesses can play. “But the Olympics are to be held in venues centred on London so how can it affect us?” I thought. Well after Craig had informed us about the history of the Fox & Goose and tempted us to take away a “Pudding Pie” we were introduced to Rory Slater who is the Derbyshire 2012 Legacy Co‐ordinator. Rory told us all about the web site www.london2012.com/get‐involved where businesses can see all opportunities that exist for the 75,000 contracts that are needed to support the Olympics, before, during and after the event. At the time of the meeting there were eight local Chesterfield businesses who had already secured contracts to provide goods and services to the 2012 Olympics. Seems like a good opportunity for businesses to check out the web site.
70% of Derbyshire Schools are getting involved in the Olympic build up compared to the national average of 50%. Only 21% of people get involved in a level of sports activity that will have a positive impact on future health. £2.3bn. The amount of income expected as a result of the lead up to and the legacy from the 2012 games. Page 22 • www.s40local.co.uk
f you opened up a map of the UK and thought “where would I like to live and work?”, would you end up in Chesterfield?
like : Where is Chesterfield? Do they have electricity?
“Two years on, Crush Design have had the last laugh. The town is a great place to operate from and since the move we have There is a chance that the town more than doubled in size. The wouldn’t be many peoples first choice and this is potentially a big main advantage is geographical, it is well connected plus we can problem for Chesterfield. If we comfortably maintain clients cannot attract, nor keep, the successful people who make this from Derby, Nottingham, choice, then our economy will Leicester, Sheffield, London as suffer. In these tough times it is well as those local to us in the entrepreneurs that the Chesterfield. government has backed to create “But the real surprise has been the wealth and jobs that the the local business community. We country desperately needs… and felt the town had a lot to offer so Chesterfield needs its fair share. became a very active, and The good news is Chesterfield ultimately a founder member of, really is a great place to run a the Chesterfield Champions ‐ a successful business! group of local businesses who feel passionately about raising Originally formed in Nottingham, the profile and economy of our Crush Design moved to town. Away from a big city, this Chesterfield just over two years new network of businesses has ago. been fantastic for Crush as we “When we first made the decision have been able to find new clients, great suppliers and even to move to Chesterfield there new members of staff.” were quite a few raised eyebrows, as well as wise cracks
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ob Dixon is the man behind Igloo Cycles, a new cycle repair shop based at Brampton Courtyard, along Old Hall Road, from the Morrisons roundabout. As a new business in our area, and a cycling one at that, I was intrigued to have a look around and find out more. So Rob, my first question has to be, why did you decide to call your cycle repair shop igloo? “I wanted a name that was different, a bit random so people remember us ‐ my wife came up with igloo and it just stuck. “Tim Ward from Tim Ward Design has designed the logo and the signage, and I think it really works to have something other than the cycle imagery to use.” What were you doing before setting up igloo? “I’d worked in IT and Finance for Royal Mail for 25 years, and opted for redundancy in January. I’d decided I’d like to do something for myself that I was passionate about. I’ve also been cycling for around 25 years, and have loads of experience building and maintaining my own bikes and helping out friends, so decided to take this further. I’m now fully qualified with the CYTECH 3 qualification, this gives me more confidence when working on the bikes of paying customers. The courses have been invaluable. When you fix up your bike yourself you might make do with tools for the job, but I now have all the specialist kit, and knowledge to make sure everything is set up correctly to manufacturer’s specifications.”
150 strong GB team. There’s a possibility that I’ll provide the same support for the World Championships in Spain in September which is really exciting.” Where does the interest in cycling come from? “I challenged a work colleague to a race about 25 years ago and got completely thrashed. Being competitive this made me want to improve, so I joined a road club in Hastings, and I’ve been riding ever since. But it’s not just cycling that interests me, last year I completed the Ironman Triathlon event in Nottingham at Holme Pierrepont – for the event you swim the length of the lake, there and back, about 3.8km, cycle for 112 miles and finish off with a marathon. “I try to do things like this every couple of years – I’ve done adventure racing – kayaking, running, mountain biking in team events that take five days to complete. “My love of mountain biking came about as a result of this and of course being on the edge of the Peak District I’ve got an ideal playground right on my doorstep!” What bike / bikes do you ride? “I’m into all types of cycling so I’ve got a road bike, one for triathlon, two mountain bikes that I use for trailquest and enduro events, one for cyclocross and finally, an old Giant road bike that I use on the turbo trainer when the snow comes.” What’s your favourite local route? “I love hills so I usually ride straight out into the Peak District from home or drive out to Ladybower for one of my favourites which takes in the Strines, Holme Moss and the Snake Road – only about 55 miles but with some serious climbs thrown in.”
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Bike Week Bike Week this year runs from 18 to 26 June and as always there are events happening in and around Chesterfield. I’ve included a few cycle related articles to encourage you to think about that bike at the back of the garage, perhaps you’ll even be spurred on to get some lubricant on the chain and make it rideable again. If it’s in need of repair you have a number of local options so you won’t have to go far to get it fixed, it can even be done at home! If it’s beyond repair what about buying a new one ‐ after all it’ll probably cost you the same as a couple of tanks of petrol! One thing I spotted recently is the excellent folding bike below! Let’s simply call it “Basket Case”. With this there’s no need for a trolley and you can ride home with shopping safely stowed. Excellent idea.
Fossil Fuel to Pedal - Power!
building their own cargo bike, as specialist cycles are often very expensive. Now, there is funding to be able to build and have tuition from Vernon Barker ‐ Frame builder. Andy Holdaway They will then have a Transition Chesterfield cargo bike! Great for Earlier in the year, members of carrying 'cargo' to events and Transition Chesterfield made a bid attracting people's attention to the for funding from the Climate Friendly fun and effectiveness of pedal Communities Grant, delivered by powered transport. They also hope Groundwork, which is making money to develop skills for future projects available for projects which deal within the town. with the consequences or causes of climate change. We're pleased to The project will also be reaching out report that they successfully won to the wider community through their bid and will receive £7653! Transition Chesterfield events, where they'll be promoting cycling, Their aim is to deliver skills and knowledge to local people to make demonstrating cycle solutions, and giving free ʻDr. Bikeʼ sessions ‐ pedal‐power work as a viable, fun, offering mechanical help and advice realistic form of transport in Chesterfield. It is all part of efforts to to anyone who comes along. make Chesterfield a more cycle They will be working in conjunction active town ‐ helping to reduce climate change and helping to move with Chesterfield Cycle Campaign to provide practical information to away from our dependence on oil. support cycling in Chesterfield and the surrounding area. They identified the fact that, although there is Bikeability training The aim of the funders is to have a taking place in a number of schools recorded project that can be in our region, there isn't support for reciprocated elsewhere, so what is training adults and young people achieved here in Chesterfield has the from 14 years upwards. Funding has potential to impact over a much been secured to support 72 people wider area. with training at Levels 2 and 3 ‐ which is riding on quiet or main roads.
Planning is now taking place. Watch the Transition Chesterfield website for details of training courses and They also wanted to be able to work events: in the community helping people to www.transitionchesterfield.org.uk effectively repair and maintain cycles, so there is funding to support For more information, contact Andy three people to go on a professional Holdaway on 01246 210704 or email: ten‐day bike mechanic course with firstname.lastname@example.org Bike Inn so that they have the appropriate skills. On their return, those undertaking the cycle mechanic training will be passing on their skills voluntarily to a wider number of people through cycle mechanic skill share workshops ‐ two courses to run over a six week period. To make pedal‐power work for transporting more than the average rucksack, they were keen to look at Page 26 • www.s40local.co.uk
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18th June: Holmebrook Country Fair What: When: Where: Email: Web: Call:
Cycling information stall & Dr Bike. 11am through till 3pm. Holmebrook Valley Park. Water Meadow Lane, Chesterfield S41 8XP email@example.com www.chesterfieldcc.org.uk 01246 520820
18th June: Nottingham Carnival of Cycling What:
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As part of National Bike Week 2011, people in the East Midlands will be celebrating all things two wheels at a new event ‐ the Carnival of Cycling. The lively, fun event will celebrate all forms of cycling and is for everyone whether you are a road, track or mountain biker, a serious enthusiast, a complete novice, or a family looking for a great day out. There will be a Rollapaluza competition, stunt rider displays plus music made from bike parts, refreshments and fun pedal‐powered stereos, smoothie‐makers and water soaker games. There will also be a big bike jumble sale, maintenance classes, local bike shops, free safety checks and the chance to try out Bike Polo ‐ fun for any ability. Along with information about how to get cycling and plenty of stalls there will be lots to see and do. You can even pre‐register for the Great Notts Bike Ride. What’s more it’s completely free to attend. 10am through till 4pm. Nottingham Trent University, Byron House Shakespeare Street Nottingham NG1 4GH firstname.lastname@example.org carnivalofcycling.wordpress.com 0115 826 2395
22nd June: Polaris Bikewear/ Bluebell Wood mid week rides What:
Polaris Bikewear will be hosting two mid week Bikeweek rides in association with Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice. If you would like to collect sponsorship money for Bluebell Wood please email: marketing@polaris‐bikewear.co.uk for a sponsorship form. Ride 1: Road Sportive in the Peak District ‐ taking in some breath‐taking scenery (and some hills), the ride will be approx 30 miles ‐ route TBA. Ride 2: Off road trail ride aimed at people just starting mountain biking and junior riders. Distance 10 miles. Includes hills, off road trails and some road riding.
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Adults £3.50 Kids £1.00 ‐ all proceeds to Bluebell Wood. Free bike check available. Refreshments will be provided at the finish of both rides. 6pm at Polaris HQ as below and end approx 9pm. Polaris Bikewear HQ. Velocity Point, Wreakes Lane, Dronfield S18 1PN marketing@polaris‐bikewear.co.uk 01246 291100
24th June: Pie & Pea Supper What: When: Where: Email: Web: Call:
Short ride from Chesterfield Town Centre to pea & pie supper. Prebooking essential. 6pm at Chesterfield Town Hall and end approx 10pm. Chesterfield Town Hall, Rose Hill, Chesterfield S40 1LP email@example.com www.chesterfieldcc.org.uk 01246 520820
25th June: Trans Pennine Trail Circular Ride What: When: Where: Email: Web: Call:
Ride starts at Tapton Lock Visitors Centre. A Circular ride that it is out via Brimington and back along the canal stopping at the new Hollingwood hub cafe on the return. 1pm at Tapton Lock and end approx 4pm. Tapton Lock Visitors Centre. Lockoford Lane, Tapton, Chesterfield S41 7JB firstname.lastname@example.org www.chesterfieldcc.org.uk 01246 520820
25th June: Sheffield to Chesterfield Off Road Route: What:
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Riding along the Trans Pennine Trail to Chesterfield and back. Starting from Sheffield Train Station stopping half way at Rother Valley Country Park for a rest and re‐fuel, also there will be a raffle for some cool prizes so bring some extra pennies. Bring a pack lunch, plenty to drink and all the relevant equipment for a full days riding. 10am start. Sheffield Train Station. Trevor_urbanextremistuk@yahoo.com Trevor on 07782 194 832
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Out & About:
Opening the Monsal Tunnels
or non extreme cycling the disused railways lines of the Peak District offer a fantastic opportunity to get out on your bike in relative safety.
year) will make the trail a respectable 9 miles ‐ along the length of the Midlands Railway, through the heart of the Peak District and it’s tunnels.
For us the closest must be the Monsal Trail which runs from South Bakewell almost to Buxton. It’s easily accessed from the recently refurbished Hassop Station café and bookshop ‐ on the site of the old platform of Hassop Station and has a newly opened cycle hire centre, an ideal start point.
There’s a vision to create a circular route linking Bakewell, Buxton and Matlock ‐ connecting existing cycle trails along former railway routes of the High Peak and Tissington Trails with new sections ‐ but with the quango that funded the opening of the tunnels gone, we’ll have to wait and see whether progress is made.
If you’ve cycled the Monsal trail in the past you may have been disappointed that only a few miles from Bakewell you reach a closed tunnel, where you’re diverted off the trail onto the road.
The original railway development caused a few problems for the local gentry. The Duke of Devonshire insisted the line didn’t pass through the Chatsworth Estate and had the station built at Hassop. The Duke of Rutland had similar issues with his estate at Haddon and ensured the line was screened using a tunnel.
Well that’s no longer the case ‐ on the 25 May 2011 the Monsal Trails’ old tunnels, now known as Headstone, Cressbrook, Litton and Chee Tor were officially re‐opened for business. The project, carried out by the Peak District National Park Authority and funded to the tune of £2.25M by Cycling England (a quango which closed it’s doors on March 31st this
The trains haven’t run on the tracks since 1968. Today the trail is a haven for walkers, horses and cyclists. Being almost flat along it’s entire length it’s a great place to adopt a leisurely pace, stop off for food and drink and take in the scenery. To find out more please visit: www.peakdistrict.gov.uk/monsaltrail Why not strap the bikes to the car and give it a try one day? Happy pedalling.
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Steve Peat: Chapeltown (S35) to World Champion
early 10 years ago, just after meeting the girl who is now my wife, I was sitting watching a video I’d recorded from Grandstand. It was a cycling and extreme sports special, she wasn’t taking much notice until she looked up from her book, “why’s Steven Peat on the TV?” she asked. “Sorry” I said “you know Steve Peat”, “He was in my class at school” I was so impressed! In the cycling world Steve Peat is a hero, and for me, now I’ve moved from Nottingham to Chesterfield, he’s also my local hero! I get frustrated that a World Champion living so close remains relatively unknown outside the cycling world, and as it’s bike week I wanted to put that right in S40, so sought out Steve and he kindly gave us an insight into the man they call ‘Sheffield Steel’. “Remembering back to when I first started racing I'd just ride for fun and strangely I probably spent more time on my bike then than I do now as a fully fledged pro. I've never gone out there and said I am going to win a world title or a world cup or even a national race for that matter, I just enjoyed racing and being on my bike. The results just came. People may say that's rubbish but that's how it was. I never wanted anything out of bikes until I actually did win a few good races. The winning was all just part of it. Don't get me wrong though, once I got used to winning, nothing else really mattered. I would get cheesed off with a second. I believe this sport moulded me into a winner. I never expected a thing, and I think that means those wins mean more to me.
Every year it gets harder to come back and know if I will be competitive. To be honest, this year I didn't have great expectations for the early season. I was thinking I will be busy with my new kid so my preparation won't be as good as hoped. I was planning to wait until later in the season to get some better results. Each year I'm always trying to do different things that I think I'll benefit from, but ultimately I know what makes me feel good and it's basically getting down to some hard work. It could be time in the gym, it could be downhill runs, it could be motorcycles, or anything else for that matter, so long as it's fun and I am doing something. I also do a little road riding in the off‐season, when the weather is nice and I am feeling fit. I quite enjoy a good road ride, and Sheffield is known for being built on seven hills so the rides are always hard. Of course I sometimes doubt myself in the off‐season, it comes naturally from the English mentality. I get to the first test session or the first race and think... "Do I still have what it takes?" It usually takes me a few runs or a few timed laps and I get the confidence back, but it's always at the back of my mind. My family life and business interests get more and more each year so I don't get to spend as much time training and preparing for a season as I used to. I am sure most of my motivation comes from the fact that I love being on my bike – whether it is the first day of practice or a race run, I still just love riding. Racing at Fort William in Scotland is probably the course which means the most to me. The crowd is unreal there and it seems like most of them are cheering for me (ed: I know, I’ve been there cheering) – I bet every rider feels the same but it sure does feel like I get that little bit extra from the crowd. I have other venues that feel special, places I have won at, places that always have a good party, such as Mont‐Sainte‐Anne, and places that have rad tracks, I'm thinking of
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Slovenia back in the day. They all mean something special but Fort William is top of the list. The tracks we ride today are much harder physically and bike‐wise, some tracks destroy wheels in one run while others leave you feeling beat for a few days after. Our bikes can certainly take more of a beating these days and we are able to ride way gnarlier stuff because the bikes have improved so much. I find it hard to leave home for any race these days. My family means so much to me, that's the reason it is hard to leave – I don't want to miss what my boys are getting up to. I can be gone for a weekend and come home and they are doing something different so I feel I have missed part of their lives. That's why all my packing gets done at midnight, plus I hate the flights. Once I am there, it's fine but I like to get back fairly quick after the race now. I enjoy my home life and also have commitments that I can deal with way easier from home. I am constantly trying to think of business ideas that will secure the future for my wife and kids. It's also a pleasure to help out younger guys through the Royal racing program and give a little back to the sport that has given me so much. If I was going back in time to give a message to a young Steve Peat, I'd say: "Train harder, drink more and stop crashing!" I certainly think I have learned a lot about how to train and what is needed to be fast at downhill. In the early days I just cracked on with the races, nowadays it's way more serious and almost methodical. I also used to crash quite a bit – you could say I was too fast for my time! Or I just wasn't good enough to go the speeds I was trying to do. When I finally figured it out, I started doing much, much better.” Steve broke the record to become the rider with the most world cup victories and in 2009 he became UCI Downhill World Champion. Huge thanks to Steve for his time. www.stevepeat.com
Peaty at Grenoside Woods: Photo by John Burnham
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St Thomas’ Church Centre
uilding work on the new St Thomas’ Centre, behind the church on Chatsworth Road, is drawing to a close and the centre should soon be ready to open its doors to the community. So thoughts are now turning to the surrounding landscapes, currently a mass of rubble and tyre marks! Paul Benson of the Development Committee says: “We want to turn the space that links the back of church, the meeting room and the new centre into a communal courtyard: an outdoor room to complement and reflect its surroundings. And we would really like the whole community to be involved in its design. Should it be vibrant or tranquil? Plants, decking, patio or artwork?” “We would love to hear the ideas of local residents and schools and would encourage you to submit your drawings on an A4 sheet of paper to the St Thomas’ Office marked Community Courtyard by Friday 24 June. The space available is about 12 m square. Paul goes on to explain “the new building has been entirely funded by church members, with a very small amount from grants, but we would love to see local businesses get involved at this stage and sponsor our new courtyard. So if you have materials, labour or a financial contribution to offer, please do get in touch”. The best elements from all the designs submitted will be incorporated into the final design – with all entries displayed in an exhibition to be held in the Centre for all to see. Contact St Thomas’ Church Office: Visit the office at St Thomas’ Church, Chatsworth Road, Brampton,S40 3AW (9:30am‐12noon) Telephone: 01246 558461 Email us at: email@example.com For information about St Thomas’ Church Centre, visit St Thomas’ website at: www.stthomas‐brampton.org/ sttdev.html
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New Downs Syndrome Support Group
hursday 12 May, saw the successful launch of a NEW support group for families of children with Downs Syndrome in NE Derbyshire at Alice’s View Children’s Centre in North Wingfield. We welcomed nine families of children with Downs Syndrome – parents, grandparents, carers, siblings all came along. The children played, decorated cakes and bird houses, joined in a songs and rhymes session, explored the sensory room and had fun. The parents, grandparents and carers enjoyed meeting other families to chat and share, and also joined in the fun with the children. At the end of the morning we enjoyed a tasty lunch together prepared by Ben at the Children’s Centre. Everyone agreed they’d had a lovely time and are looking forward to meeting again on Tuesday 21 June. We will continue to meet on the third Tuesday of every month (except for 12 July and no meeting in August) and look forward to welcoming new members to the group. Do you know of any families who might enjoy meeting with us? Please tell them about our new group. Rosie Timperley www.nederbyshiredownssyndromegroup.co.uk
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ne thing that’s struck me about Derbyshire is how willing people are to make some buns, pop the kettle on and open their garden up for folk to wander around. If I did this there’d be some very disappointed people! Our garden is functional but not pretty, this year’s project is to redesign it and make it more appealing, but even after we’ve completed this I doubt it would be anything like the standard needed for an open garden event.
Church of St Peter and St Paul, Old Brampton. Photo: Susan Hall. Park Hall Gardens Park Hall Gardens
So why do people do it?
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I checked out www.opengardens.co.uk “Open Gardens is all about horticultural espionage. It's about ideas, planting schemes, sneaky solutions to difficult problems. It's about taking a peep at the garden of that house you've always admired. It's about tea and cake in the gentle heat of an English spring or summer. At times, it's also about rain of course. “Hundreds of Open Garden events take place across the UK each year. The website (www.opengargens.co.uk) supports the smaller event organisers who don't have a voice ‐ those volunteers who bring together gardeners and gardens, plant enthusiasts and hobbyists, Hosta lovers and Pelargonium fanciers ‐ the melting pot of Middle England that is Open Gardens.” So it seems there’s more to it than simply creating a pleasant environment to wander around, drink a cuppa and eat a scone, it’s also about a vital British tradition: fundraising. If you want to visit the local open gardens you’ll have the opportunity at the end of June and early July. Park Hall will open up and for the first time so are a number of gardens in Old Brampton ‐ details of the events are listed below. Should you get hooked by the idea of “horticultural espionage” (I love that phrase) please visit www.opengardens.co.uk where you can find similar events all over the country.
Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 June. Park Hall, Walton Back Lane. 12.00 to 5.30pm. Ploughman's lunches, teas and home made produce. In aid of The National Gardens Scheme Charities and The Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice. Admission £3.50, Children free. Saturday 2 July and Sunday 3 July. Old Brampton. Midday till 4:30pm. Come along and try your hand at bell ringing (at certain times on Sunday only) or croquet on the lawn. Some flower displays, home made refreshments in three locations, second hand book and artwork sale. Weekend pass £3.00, children 16 and under free. A fundraising event in aid of St Peter & St Paul Church, Old Brampton. Contact: 01246 235347.
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His Worship the Mayor 2010/11: Keith Morgan
ust over a year ago I was lucky enough to sit and chat with Councillor Keith Morgan who had just taken a new job … His Worship the Mayor. A year on I caught up with him for another chat … call it his end of term report! So how has he done? Is it all A*’s? You selected Fairplay and the Samaritans as the charities you were going to support during your term in Office, how has that gone? “The results have been excellent. The local businesses really got behind what we did. The “Cuppa Appeal” we ran in conjunction with Northern Tea Merchants was great, raising in excess of £1000 through coffee mornings and afternoon teas. There are only two of the 100 Candle Cups, which Clare Gage did for us, remaining, anyone still wanting one should nip to Created Gallery quickly. “The Gala Dinner at the Casa Hotel was excellent, the raffle made in excess of £2000 with the prizes donated by local businesses, several of them along Chatsworth Road or in Brampton: Mes Amis, Created Gallery, Northern Tea Merchants and Brampton Manor to name a few. It was a very enjoyable night, very relaxing even given the build up. “The Chesterfield Football Club have helped out raffling: a ball from the last game at Saltergate, signed shirts and vintage programs, another £1000+ into the fund. Additional events throughout the year included: our Ploughman’s Evening (thanks to Davison Cheese Factors, Brampton Brewery and Brampton Community Band who contributed services free); ‘Chesterfield’s Got Talent’, a fashion show hosted by Matalan and many others.
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The final charity figure has exceeded £14,000. I would just like to say a huge thank you to all those involved who held or attended events.”
Chatsworth Road. Oh, and the much neglected garden, there’s a fair amount of work needed to get this back into shape!
“The change in role needs planning; it almost feels like retirement as the year has been so busy. It will be great “Unfortunately when anyone is asked to see the family again and for them a question like this you tend to recall to be able to call in rather than having the events that have happened to book weeks in advance. Having recently. For instance we’ve had said all this, my time as Mayor has some of the area’s top young sports been a great privilege, I’ve fully stars in the chambers recently and it enjoyed it, a marvellous time.” was inspiring to see the dedication of Do you have a favourite event of the these youngsters to succeed. year? “One thing that stands out is The Post Office 1000 Challenge where we met “I’ve really enjoyed hosting the visits Chris Moon, a disabled ultra‐distance to the Parlour. There’s so much athlete, who was completing 36 miles history here and in the area, the Chesterfield Coat of Arms, the Mace for 30 days calling at UK Post Office branches in aid of Barbardo’s Believe and the events at Revolution House. People are fascinated to learn about in Children appeal. We met him at 8:30am one morning as he passed them all.” through Chesterfield, he’d already So how does the handover work? been on the road for an hour when “It’s a formal meeting in the Council we met, incredible. Chamber on 18 May. The new Mayor is “The people that amaze me are the nominated, sponsored and installed in unsung heroes who do so much but office, I make my way to the stay out of the limelight; the anteroom at the back of the chamber, volunteers who support our handover the robe and chains to Cllr. uniformed organisations; Guides, Barr and then re‐enter the chamber. I Scouts etc. and those who help the then take my seat as retired mayor needy e.g. Pathways and Take Heart. and a vote of thanks to the retiring “Then we have civic occasions where mayor is taken. This is followed by a we meet and greet local businessmen civic dinner and the Mayor’s Parade to and women and, of course, the local the Spire for the Civic Service on dignitaries, the Duke and Duchess of Saturday 21 May. Devonshire who work so hard for so “I will no longer be “His Worship the many additional local charities. Mayor” and will have to make do with my wonderful memories, a medallion “It was great to work with Fiona Cannon, a local lady, and the first High and the photograph album I receive as Sherriff from the North of the county an ex‐Mayor! for a number of years. Other “You could say I arrive in the achievements include working the Chauffeured Mayoral car and go home new Archdeacon of Chesterfield, on the bus!” previously from Brighton, and >> Any last comment to make? showing her what a great location Chesterfield is and what it has to “A line from a song by a band called offer.” Fox who were popular when I was at >> So what are the best memories of the year?
So after 12 months of hectic activity what’s next? “We sit down and plan a break. I’m a local borough Councillor and Pat is a magistrate so we go back to work in the day job. We’ll stay involved in some projects, those local to us for instance, that we hope will have an impact on people travelling along
I would like to express my thanks to His Worship the Mayor, Councillor Keith Morgan for taking the time to talk to us and for his work helping make Chesterfield the place it is. Pictures of His Worship The Mayor Cllr Keith Morgan and The Mayoress, Patricia Morgan dressed for an Indian evening and at the Beer Festival at our twin town, Darmstadt.
University “The more you know, the more you know how little you know.....”. This applies perfectly to my time as Mayor. “But I do know that Chesterfield is a great place to live, work and play.” Please • Page 45 Please mention mention S40 S40 Local Local • Page 45
What’s New @ Brampton Manor
rampton Manor is always a busy place and the next few weeks will be no exception.
Isobel at Brampton Manor has been in touch to bring us up to date with a few changes at the Manor.
On 11 June they are hosting a family fun day sponsored by themselves, CSC Ltd, and Tesco ‐ the proceeds of which are going to local charity Fairplay. It looks like being a great day, with all sorts of activities aimed at good old‐ fashioned games and fun.
New Menu: Alongside this Brampton Manor Bar & Grill is now fully open to the public. To coincide with this they have launched a great new menu with value‐for‐ money food to appeal to everyone. With the emphasis on healthy eating in line with the leisure club’s fitness commitment, the menu has been designed to satisfy even the heartiest appetite. There is a new grill section with an innovative selection of burgers named after the local area from Barlow and Buxton to Chesterfield and Chatsworth. There are also salads and sarnies and an attractive children’s menu. There’s fantastic choice on the two for £10 menu, and the midweek specials of a quality home made meal and a drink for just £5, is incredible value. Tuesday is pizza night, Wednesday curry day and Thursday it’s a pie and a pint or glass of wine! The Sunday carvery is extremely popular too. If you fancy an entertaining night out don’t forget to check out the website for a diary of themed events ‐ perhaps book a table for the Father’s Day carvery on 19 June. Food is available Monday‐Saturday from 12:30 ‐ 8:30pm and the Famous Sunday Carvery 12‐4pm, for vouchers please see the advert on the opposite page. If you fancy trying the leisure facilities why not take advantage of the free two day pass on page 7. Thanks to Isobel for getting in touch.
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'Strictly Come Dancing' hits Walton!
Says Keith: "I was happy to beat the other 22 competitors in this UK wide competition, fifth was good but I must aim to beat the other four couples that beat me!
I started dancing at the age of nine in Chesterfield at Alex Browns' School of Dancing, then located in the Market Hall. I competed all over the country In April, Keith Singleton, came 5th in with my partner Karen Wilcock of the International Dance Teachers' Calow, now Humphries of Brampton, Association's UK Medallists over 50 up to the age of 16 when I became mens' Latin American Competition, dancing with his partner Laura Ling at more interested in karate and tennis. Our best win was in Latin Junior 12‐16 the fabulous Empress Ballroom in which we came third in all England Wintergardens, Blackpool. at the Bull Ring in Birmingham. It was an 'Open' competition, where you're being judged as a couple.
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cha cha, in the second round were rumba and samba. For the final all five Latin dances, rumba, samba, paso doble, cha cha cha and jive had to be performed.
After watching 'Strictly' on TV for three years, I thought, I must get back into dancing. I really love Latin American as opposed to Ballroom. I searched the area around Chesterfield for some advanced Latin classes and found the nearest School was David Harwoods in Sutton In Ashfield. I've been there now for four years and last year was the first time I'd competed in our area of North East. I came second to the then current UK Champion in Durham Area Qualifiers in September. Qualifying for the In medallist competitions, although National Competition in Blackpool at I'm dancing with Laura, the judges are the beginning of April this year. only judging the male half of the Competition was strong, especially partnership. My partner Laura has her from the South East, where own female competition. It's great to competitors are mostly trained in be competing again after nearly 37 London by professionals. Even last years break! (Medallist means you years' UK champion came fourth in have to be taking ITDA exams in Blackpool. Next year I aim to try and Dance). beat the southern guys and claim the UK title!" Our dances in the first round were the paso doble (technical routine) and cha As Brucie would say: "Keep dancin'!"
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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
Call Marie on 07773 158 925 eMail: firstname.lastname@example.org Ashgate Croft School Brookfield Community School Chesterfield
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LAPTOP & PC REPAIRS SPARE PARTS SUPPLIED
We are able to Diagnose & fix your Laptop & PC Problems A SONY SPECIALIST * Free Estimates Given * Help When You Need IT! Situated in Chesterfield, Derbyshire. * No Fix No Fee * 9am to 9pm Mon to Sun EGYTEC 3 Raneld Mount Walton Chesterfield S40 3RE Phone: 01246 237465 Mobile: 07903224417 Website: www.egytec.co.uk Email: email@example.com
Experience providing support and repairs for a wide range of IT Equipment. You can bring your laptop or PC to our office or we can collect fix and return it. If you are local to S40 we can arrange a home visit if preferred.
We have a selection of used Laptops available and we carry a large stock of spare parts. Give us a call or email us with your make, model and problem and we will give you a price.
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Business News Flower House owned by Rebecca of Hudson’s Florists, is now fully open in the shop beside the Prince of Wales pub on Chatsworth Road. They are offering Flower arranging courses upstairs and you can pop in anytime for a cuppa or to shop for beautiful things downstairs. Go and visit Rebecca and the team to find out what it’s all about. Libby’s at 479 Chatsworth Road are extending their opening hours. Libby’s will now be open 7 days a week, Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm and Sunday 10am to 4pm. She’s also stocking lots of new products, including gardening furniture, antiqued and wooden garden displays and new gift ranges imported from around Europe, sourced on extended buying trips. Also see her displays of new and exciting wedding gifts and
personalised cards. Robin Outram, Osteopath, is moving to 1 Redgrove Way Walton, his landline number will no longer be available so please contact him on his mobile 07974 088487.
Marcella a call at Mes Amis on 01246 557394. They also have a book club commencing 26th May if you’ d like to go along.
James Redford of JMR is now offering plastering courses at a unit in Hasland. If you are interested in learning a igloo cycles have opened up a cycle trade, prices for courses are from repair centre at Brampton Courtyard. £300 for a four day course. To find They also offer a fully mobile service out more details please see James’ should this be required, find out more advert on page 55 or contact James on page 24. on 07789 997 485. Maggie Kelman has opened up a new AFS Ltd are new to S40 Local but business Twisted Wool, delivering offer a range of garden furniture Yorkshire yarns for hand knitting to delivered from their Whittington unit your door ‐ order online or on the to your garden and assembled for a phone (advert on page 48). small charge. MES AMIS ‐ Their evening events are Logic Electrical are now Eco Logic proving very popular. Due to popular Electrical and are now offering demand the Champagne Knitters are installation of solar panels. If you are now holding a second meeting on interested please contact Simon Tuesdays. Email Clare at Smith on 01246 568626 or 07594 firstname.lastname@example.org or give 008175.
Community News Chesterfield Timebank: Every member of the community has something to offer, and Chesterfield Timebank encourages people to exchange their time and skills with others to help build stronger communities. We have 200 active members with wide ranging skills, who exchange or benefit from time exchanged between each other. Each individual has their own 'time' bank account where they can deposit and accumulate hours to spend whenever and on whatever service they require.
to spend. This is a reciprocal service, about giving and allowing others to help you. If you would like to call to find out more information please don't hesitate to contact either Julie Dixon, Project Manager, or Chrissie Betts on 01246 204418.
Loundsey Green Community Trust: The former Ascension Church on Cuttholme Road was recently proposed for demolition. Potentially the only community facility in the locality a group of local residents formed a new community development charity and have saved the building from becoming rubble.
The new Loundsley Green Community Trust have completed negotiations on leasing the building for 35 years, and to celebrate the creation of the new "Loundsley Green Community Centre" Please can you let the S40 locals know they are throwing a big Fun Day on that I am organising a sponsored walk Saturday 4 June. To date 19,000 hours have been again for Diabetes UK. It is at exchanged between members, Holmebrook Valley Park at 11am on It promises to be great fun day with a climbing wall, skating competition, covering services such as gardening, Sunday 3rd July. It will be approx 2 ironing, IT, plant watering, a bit of miles long. Dogs are welcome but it is lots of fire/police/ambulance stuff, two bands, local organisations DIY, baking a cake and companionship unsuitable for pushchairs and running stalls, food of various kinds ‐ to name but a few. All time is wheelchairs. To register from May recorded equally no matter what onwards go to the Diabetes UK website and some great activities. service is exchanged. or contact me on the details below. It's happening between the Julie on email@example.com, community centre and the shops in Chesterfield Timebank is free to join 01246 235374 or 07748 833959. Loundsley Green from 10am. and each new member is automatically rewarded with an hour For more info contact: 07910 858267. Page 52 • www.s40local.co.uk
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lost just one match all season to runners up, Repton, to take the Derbyshire Men's Division 1 title and three weeks later won the Derbyshire Knockout Cup. They beat Repton in the final, at Brampton Manor in front of the home crowd making it a League and Cup Double, for the first time since 1993/94. In the clubs 40th Anniversary year. Ashley also Ashley played, and trained with went on to win the Sheffield Nick in Harrogate and the English Junior Open, the week after, and Institute of Sport ‐ Sheffield (EISS) the Huddersfield Junior Open, last where he lived the life of a weekend. professional for a week, including a match with World Women's No. If you’d like to help sponsor Ashley 2 and British No. 1, Jenny Duncalf. he’s currently looking for a 'one Ashley did well and took the first off' sponsorship deal to take him to the Dutch Junior Open in July. two games before eventually Contact Ashley on 07713 630 988. losing 3‐2. ince our last piece on Ashley, he narrowly missed selection for the three man England Under 17 European Championship team. But as they say ‘every cloud has a silver lining’ and Ashley was invited to stay and train for a week with his mentor, Word Champion and World Men's No 1 Nick Matthew.
Ashley was also a key member of the Brampton Manor Men's Division 1 squash team. The team
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Picture: Ashley with mentor Nick Matthew.
Derbyshire Snooker centre once a week. In January 2009 he went along to a junior coaching session at the snooker club at the Whitworth Centre in Darley Dale when his talent for the game was spotted by one of the counties top amateur billiard players, Jim Mcann. Jim now coaches Adam at Adam beat Ryan Jackson of Kings the Whitworth Centre. Adam first Lynn 144pts to 89, Jake Loane of started playing billiards in April 2010 Kings Lynn 109pts to 83 and M and he now prefers billiards to Hodges of Orpington 238pts to 142 on snooker.” his way to the final. In the final he lost How did he get into Billiards and to Luke Cristian of Boston 226pts to what is it that he likes about it? 140. Adam also recorded the joint highest break of 35. “Adam found his interest in billiards This topped off a brilliant first season through Jim. He is not sure what he likes about it, but it is fair to say that for Adam who finished as the fifth highest ranked player in the EABA he has been 'gripped by it'! national under 19's league. Does he want to progress in the sport Adam seems to be progressing well in or is it just for fun? the game, we caught up with his “I guess first and foremost it is for father John for a quick chat. fun, but yes he would definitely like to progress. The game is different to How long has Adam been playing? snooker, in that all though there are “Adam first had a small snooker table professional players they earn nothing when he was 10 and his interest in cue like the money that a top snooker sports has grown from then. At 11 he player would earn. I think it would be started playing snooker at NE unrealistic to make a living out of the n Sunday 17 April Adam Stewart (14) from Walton and a student at Brookfield School, finished runner up in the English Amateur Billiards Association (EABA) under 16’s English Championship final in Newark.
sport. As Adam finished fifth in this years rankings he qualifies for play for England in a the Welham‐Grice Cup which is due to be played in the Republic of Ireland in July. His short term goal is to finish higher up the rankings next year, to represent England in an International to be played in Austria in July 2012 and to win the under 16 English Championship next year. “To continue to improve at the rate he has done over the last 12 months and to break into the top four Adam needs to practice for at least 10 hours a week. This is obviously very costly as you can pay anything up to £7.50 per hour. “What we could really use is sponsorship or what would be really great is if we could find a table in the S40 area that he could practice on. That would help him move nearer his goals.” If you can help in anyway please contact Adam's Dad, John on 07804 519247 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Cleanright Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
Free Deodorising (quick dry) Seven Day Service Furniture Removed & Replaced Family Business est. 1992
Contact Michael Cox
01246 211112 or 07754 603 460
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Classifieds Frigidaire Freezer ‐ FVE3803A: £90 As new. Undercounter freezer : Capacity 88 litres : Energy rating: A Contact: 01246 567557 (Brampton) . Golf Trolley £80: Hillman Electric Golf Trolley. Contact Dave on 01246 569403 (Somersall). Solid Teak 60's Danish Dining Table £75. 165cm long and needs some restoration. Contact 01246 568531. Collection of LPs: Large collection of LPs very good condition various artists ‐ Mantovani, Tony Bennett, Al Martino, Ella Fitzgerald, Bing Crosby too numerous to mention. Must be sold as a whole £70 ono. Please contact 01246 566701 after 6pm. Sega Megadrive: £Offers. Sega Megadrive retro gaming system complete with selection of games and joypads in good condition. Contact with reasonable offers on 01246 566701. Lawnmower: £55. A newer 16 inch lawnmower reliable machine which has had limited use. Contact 01246 569948 (Holymoorside). Fire Extinguishers (x2): £15 each. Please contact Jane on 07801 657664. Lexmark 3 in 1 Printer: £15. Almost new attractive white 3 in 1 Lexmark (printer, copier, scanner) with installation CD etc. £15, space need. Contact 01246 207778 (Walton).
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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: email@example.com call: 01246 568 519 Request: 12” PC monitor free to anyone who can collect. Contact 01246 207778 (Walton). Wanted: Does anyone collect or know anyone who collects Amstrad PC’s? We have an original Amstrad (8536 chip) in full working order. If you know of anyone please let us know. Contact 01246 207778 (Walton). Habitat Iron Bed: £30. Black iron double bed. Very good condition. Can deliver. Contact Mark: 01246 275071 or 07939 308150 (Walton). Mama & Papa Moses basket: £10. Contact 01246 206675 or 07970 437026 (Walton). Fire Place surround: £50. Dark wood ‐ tiled inlay and hearth. Contact 01246 206675 or 07970 437026 (Walton). Parasol with Marble Stand: £30. New ‐ still boxed. Contact 01246 206675 or 07970 437026 (Walton).
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A&H Paving Ltd
Call Tony on: t: 01246 207 046 m: 07890 657903
Block Paving Fencing Drainage Concrete Drop Kerbs Patios Tarmac DCC Registered All construction
Vernon Road • Brampton • Chesterfield S40 1EL
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CHESTERFIELD PLUMBING & HOME SERVICES “A Polite, Reliable Service” NO CALL OUT FEE NO VAT Bathrooms, showers & kitchen installations Leaks & repairs No job too small
LOCAL WALTON TRADESMAN FAST EMERGENCY RESPONSE
Tel: 01246 205 000 Mob: 07971 447 040 7 Redgrove Way - Walton - Chesterfield - S40 3JN
SUDOKU (It’s a harder one this month!)
Fill in the grid so every row, every column and every 3x3 box contains the numbers 1 through to 9, with no repetition.
Last months solution:
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DJN Home Services Joinery □ Locksmith Purpose made joinery, e.g.
Radiator covers Shelving Meter cupboards Under stair cupboards Garden Gates etc.
Supply, fitting or repair of locks and locking mechanisms for both UPVC and timber doors/windows.
Insured and all work guaranteed For a free quote, then please contact Dean.
Tel: 01246 567637 Mob: 07876 352041
Somersby Avenue, Walton
Utility Services Transport
Chatsworth Road Medical Centre Chesterfield Royal Hospital Holme Hall Medical Centre NHS Direct The Surgery @ Wheatbridge
01246 568 065 01246 277 271 01246 211 435 08 45 46 47 01246 22 33 50
BT Fault Line Electricity Power Loss Gas Emergency Water – Severn Trent
0800 800 151 0800 056 80 90 0800 111 999 0800 783 4444
Train Times / Enquiries Traveline (Public Transport) Noble 7 till 7 Emergency Car Recovery
0845 748 4950 0871 200 2233 01246 272 749
Chesterfield Police Non Emergency Citizens Advice Bureaux Relate NSPCC Childline
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Chesterfield Borough Council Chesterfield Central Library Chesterfield Tourist Information Crimestoppers Divisional Community Police Contact Derbyshire County Council S40 Local
01246 345 345 01629 533 400 01246 345 777 0800 555 111 0345 123 33 33 08456 058 058 01246 568 519
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Holiday Transfers Airports Ports Coastal Air Conditioned 1 to 6 Seater 01246 569 646 07801 059 721
Somersall Park Road • Walton • Chesterfield S40 3LD
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Paul Redfern Painting & Decorating Domestic and Commercial Insurance Work Undertaken Fully Insured Reliable & Recommended 01246 569618 or 0773 436 2551 Based in Holymoorside
BIRDS FUNERAL SERVICES Established 1913 Father & daughter familyfamily-run business 24 hour service with Private Chapel of Rest PrePre-Paid Golden Charter Funeral Plans available Tel: 01246 566592 Mob: 07831 851 639 44 Loads Road, Holymoorside, Chesterfield S42 7EU
New boilers fitted Fire & boiler servicing Bathrooms & kitchens fitted Tiling Small building work undertaken
01246 568 669 or 07980 142 901 JC Plumbing, Heating & Property Services Parkhall Avenue Walton S42 7LR
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