elcome to the May summer isn’t too far away. It only edition of S40 Local. seems a few weeks since I was It’s been another busy digging my way down the street month ‐ there’s so much going on in our community that I sometimes struggle to find the “I have now got several time or space in the magazine to new customers … give everything the attention and space it deserves. But it’s excellent The power of local to hear about it all, so, if you’ve advertising is indeed got a project or initiative you’d like excellent and it keeps to tell everyone about, keep getting in touch. the local economy As I write this it’s interesting to hear how many people are arranging street parties for the Royal Wedding, or using the event as an excellent excuse to get people together. If you’d like to tell us about your event and share some photos with us (with or without bunting and trestle tables) we’ll feature your event next month. Thanks to Ann Bateman of the Chesterfield Photographic Society for providing the picture of Swans courting on Walton Dam, a sure sign that spring is here and
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What’s On? Now until 4 June
Victorian Life: Chesterfield Museum. A new interactive exhibition exploring Victorian life. Dress up, play games and make a small sampler. Free entry. Open everyday (except Wednesday and Sunday) 10 am until 4pm. Contact 01246 345 727.
Saturday 23 April
Fairplay Easter Fayre: Whitworth Park, Darley Dale, 1.00 – 4.00pm – Stalls, Easter egg trail, bouncy castle, cake stalls and lots of activities for children and young people. For more information contact Charlotte at Fairplay on 01246 203963.
Saturday 30 April
Chesterfield Dance Teams (Cock and Magpie Morris and Chesterfield Garland Dancers) are performing at various locations around Chesterfield Town Centre on Saturday 30th April beginning at the Tourist Information Centre at 10.00am
Monday 2 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 2 May
May Day Celebrations Ashover: Artists and Designer Makers are joining with the traditional Annual May Day Celebrations in Ashover village and will be in the Amber Hall, Ashover Parish Hall between 10am and 4pm. Contact Olinda Everett on 01246 590669 for details.
Wednesday 4 May
Holymoorside Horicultural Society: Slovenia ‐ a talk by Patrick Harding. United Reformed Church Schoolroom, Cottonmill Hill, Holymoorside at 8pm. Contact Peter Forrow on 01246 568000 for a schedule or turn up on the day to view.
Wednesday 4 May
Holymoorside Tennis Club: Open Evening 6pm onwards. Come and meet club members and have a friendly knock‐about. Refreshments provided. We'll be there rain or shine. Tel: Sue (Club Secretary) for more information on 01246 416162.
Wed 4 to Sat 7 May Oscar Wilde’s "Importance of being Earnest" by the Chesterfield Playgoers Society. Performances at the Pomegranate evenings 7:30 Sat matinees 3pm. Tickets £10 adult and concessions £8 Children £7.50 Contact Pomegranate for tickets on 01246 345222. Saturday 7 May
The Mayor's Cuppappeal Coffee Morning at St Thomas' Church: 10am to midday. The Church Flower Team will be holding a coffee morning to raise money for Fairplay and the Samaritans, through the Mayor's charity appeal. St Thomas' Church, Chatsworth Road, Brampton.
Saturday 7 May
Traditional New Orleans Jazz ‐ John Shillito's Select Six at All Saints Church, Wingerworth 7.30 p.m. Tickets £7.00 from 01246 568687 or on the door. A fund raising event for the church.
Saturday 7 May
Holymoorside Bowling Club: Annual Open Day. 1pm onwards 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. Contact Ernie on 01246 568 324.
Sunday 8 May
Created Gallery: Spring Sunday ‐ 1pm to 3pm. Marking the start of Sunday openings, through the summer to Christmas Eve, join us for cupcakes and tea. Opening times 11am to 4pm. Call Created Gallery on 01246 232205. The Holymoorside 10k: Organised by The 1st Holymoorside Scout Group. Start 10.30 am from the Holymoorside Village Hall. Further information and application forms online at www.holymoorside10k.co.uk
Sunday 8 May
Sunday 8 May
Wild Food Foraging: Forage for seasonal wild food on your doorstep! 10:30am to 12:30pm, Whittington. Learn how to find and identify edible leaves, flowers and berries. With Anne Frazer and Ian Openshaw. £2 per person, booking essential via Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: 01246‐239289.
Monday 9 May
NEDIAS: Where the Rainbow Ends. A talk from Richard Booth on the Ashover Light Railway, origin, history and future. 7:30pm at the Friends' Meeting House, Ashgate Road. Details call Cliff on 234212.
Monday 9 May
The Alpha Course launch: 7pm ‐ Walton Evangelical Church, S40 3DD A meal will be provided and it's an opportunity for anyone to explore the Christian Faith. It's relaxed, low key and a place to ask questions and get to know others. Detail contact Dan at ‐ Dan@waltonchurch.org or 01246 460 319.
Tuesday 10 May
Chesterfield Civic Society. Mike Hayden, Head of Planning Services Chesterfield Borough Council, will give an update on planning in Chesterfield. 7.30 in the Eyre Chapel Newbold. Contact Yvonne Williamson (01246) 566509 for more information.
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What’s On? Thursday 12 May
Chesterfield Farmers' Market at Chesterfield Market. Chesterfield Market, Market Place.
Thursday 12 May
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 14 May
Ashgate Hospice: Spring Fair at the Hospice, 11am – 1.00pm. Lots of stalls and fun for all the family. Free Entry, ALL WELCOME!
Saturday 14 May
NCT Nearly New Sale: 10am to midday. Annunication Parish Centre, Queens Street, Chesterfield S40 3SF. 'Items for sale include toys, clothing, maternity, nursery items & equipment £1 Admission fee (in aid of NCT Charity), refreshment included. Details email: email@example.com or call 0844 243 6085. www.nct.org.uk/in‐your‐area/chesterfield
Saturday 14 May
Making Chesterfield an Edible Town: Paul Clarke, Director of Incredible Edible talkingabout how the experience of Todmorden can be replicated. Yorkshire community of 15,000 people has enthusiastically embraced the idea of food security and self sufficiency, and transformed itself to dramatically increase the amount of food grown within the town. Market Hall Assembly Room, S40 1AR, at 2.00 pm. Contact Bill Leverett 01246 239289 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Saturday 14 May to Peak District Border Country Walking Festival at Peak Districts Historic Border Country: A Sunday 22 May collection of walks, most walks are free, and some have chance for a pint at the end. All are led by a fully trained guide. The full programme is available now, pick up your copy from Chesterfield Tourist Information Centre, Rykneld Square, Chesterfield S40 1SB, Tel: 01246 345777/8 or to book your tickets online visit www.visitpeakdistrict.com/hbwf Sunday 15 May
Ashgate Hospice: Fancy Drag Race (Men Only) This is a 5 mile road race starting at The Town Hall in Chesterfield’s Town Centre. So come on gents get your dresses on! You can register online at www.ashgatehospicevents.co.uk or call the Fundraising Team 01246 567250
Sunday 15 May
The Brampton 6 Walk: A walk to blow the cobwebs away on a Sunday morning. Starts at the Red Lion Inn, Stone Edge and finishing at the Brampton Brewery. One of the Peak District Walking Festuval events. Booking essential. £5 per person / £4 concessions. Tickets can be purchased either online via www.visitpeakdistrict.com/hbwf or at the Tourist Information Centre in town.
Monday May 16 to Saturday 21 May
Christian Aid Week. St John's Church, Walton are delivering and collecting envelopes all week. Contact Lindsay on 234696 if you would like to get involved.
Tuesday 17 May
Beginners Linedancing Course: 7 weeks, 17th May ‐ June 28th, Tuesdays. 4.40 ‐ 5.50pm, Brampton Manor. Members: Free, Non Members: £4.00 BWDA Qualified Instructor. Enquiries: Kathryn 01246 569053
Friday 20 May
Holymoorside History Society: THE SLEEPING BEAUTY Presented by Mr. Mike Kelly. To be held in the Holymoorside Village Hall at 7:30pm. Refreshments available. Contact Roy on 01246 569067.
Friday 20 May
Storrs Road Methodist Church's: Worship on Weekdays (WOW) starting at 7.45pm. This months theme is "The World & Me". Refreshments will be available from 7.30pm.
Friday 20 May
The Fox and Goose Pudding Pie Hill Ramble at Fox and Goose: Part of the Peak District's Historic Border Country Walking Festival. Take in some of the sights of the fringes of the Chesterfield from Holymoorside to the sleepy village of Old Brampton with lunch at the Fox & Goose. Details from Chesterfield Tourist Information Centre, Rykneld Square, Chesterfield S40 1SB, Tel: 01246 345777/8 or to book your tickets online visit www.visitpeakdistrict.com/hbw
Saturday 21 May
The 2011 Mayor's Parade: In Chesterfield Town Centre, beginning and ending at Chesterfield Town Hall. Due to the elections, the parade will take place a week later than usual. Contact Chesterfield Tourist Information Centre on 01246 345777/8.
Saturday 21 May
Chesterfield Spire Cycling Club: Spring Rides Start & Finish Holmbrooke Valley Park. Routes:‐ 50 miles: enjoying some of the best White Peak scenery. 30 miles: around local scenic places. 10 miles: A Taster ride. Route sheets provided indicating cafe stops and refreshments included at the start & finish. Entry fee £2 (payable on the day). Contact Dave Scrivener Tel: 01246 455525
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What’s On? Saturday 21 May
Chesterfield & District Cats Protection: Spring Fair at Rosehill United Reform Church, Rose Hill, Chesterfield. 10am to 2:30pm. Home made crafts, cakes, refreshments, tombola, books/puzzles, Cats Protection Merchandise, bargains galore. Contact Gill on 01246 209946.
Sunday 22 May
Robinson Bowls Club: Open Day at the Green on the Dam on Walton Road S40 3DN from Midday to 5pm. All are welcome to come and try crown green bowling. Supply of bowls available, just wear some flat shoes. Call Marilyn on 01246 270039 or 07967 262856.
Monday 23 May
Brampton Living History Group: The Houses that Bess built a talk by Maureen Taylor. Held in St. Thomas’s Church Meeting Room, Chatsworth Road, at 7.30pm. Admission Charge £1.50 including Refreshments. ALL WELCOME.
Friday 27 May
Talk ‐ Views of Derbyshire at St Thomas' Church: Part of the Brampton Living History Group programme of speakers for 2011. Andy Firth will present an illustrated talk about the views and landscape of Derbyshire. Contact the secretary on 01246 272366.
28 ‐ 30 May
Derbyshire Open Arts Exhibition – see pages 22 onwards for more detail 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
Thursday 29 May
Chesterfield Farmers' Market at Chesterfield Market, Market Place, Chesterfield.
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
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 to view.
Thursday 2 June
Meet Florence Nightingale at Chesterfield Museum and Art Gallery: Part of the Chesterfield Muesum 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. Chatsworth Road (opposite Brookfield School), 1 pm ‐ 5 pm. Chocolate Charity Challenge ‐ a charity fun day. All welcome. For more details please contact Gordon 01246 232169.
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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Regular Events Every Tuesday
Chesterfield Film Makers if you’re interested in making videos. Walton Village Centre, 7.30 for 7.45 pm. For more details phone 01246 277349 or visit 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 & 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: 7 pm at the Gospel Mission Congregational Church. Contact Tina: 01246 557719. 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 Wednesday Mes Amis ‐ Champagne Knitters 5pm to 10pm at Mes Amis, 420 Chatsworth Road. Bring your knitting, sewing, cross stitch, crochet. Beginners and everyone welcome. £2.50 includes a hot drink and chocolate. Wine also available. 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 11.10 ‐ 12.20, 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 01246 time 237937 or email@example.com 2nd Wed of the 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 month 01246 275062. 3rd Wed of the 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 month 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.
Brampton Community Band: Musicians welcome to join us and play lively folk dance music. 7.00 ‐ 9.00pm at Old Hall Junior School. Details on www.bramptoncommunityband.piczo.com, firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Chesterfield. Visitors welcome, for details call 01246 568228. (Not meetings in August) 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 email@example.com 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 on the first Sunday of each month. You are welcome to join us for tea and biscuits followed by a short talk and activities such as craft, drama, 'singing. Carers welcome. Call free on 0808 108 2354.
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annah Kilvington (Sales Manager) and Lucy Daly (Head Receptionist) at the Casa Hotel, live in Walton, receive S40 Local and earlier this month Hannah invited me to go and have a look around the new hotel.
this through the hotel design, the interiors and the menu – though having said that, Spanish is the inspiration for the dishes, the food is very much local. Indeed the eggs, sausages and herbs are all sourced here in Walton on Steve’s farm, where a new herb garden was specifically I’m aware of the hotel, and of created for the hotel. The meat Steve Perez, who owns the is butchered locally and the hotel. Having attended the bacon is being cured and Chesterfield Champions events smoked in Bolsover. In total, the recently I saw Steve present meat has only travelled just 7‐ about why he thinks Chesterfield food miles before reaching Casa. is a great place to live and do In Steve’s role as Head of Global business ‐ so it was great to go along to Casa for an official tour. Brands he obviously does some travelling and staying in hotels. Casa opened its doors on 15th He was really keen that Casa was November 2010, Chesterfield’s designed to provide all the only 4 star hotel, run by a things that he wants when he’s Chesterfield bloke who was travelling ‐ a comfortable bed, a making a conscious decision to great shower, WIFI ‐ and to keep his investment close to avoid the things he doesn’t want home – that in itself interested – hearing noise from the road or me. the people in the next room, this is why he insisted on triple Steve’s family is Spanish and glazed windows in the again being true to his roots, bedrooms, thick walls between Steve wanted to give his place rooms, Super King Sized beds, some Spanish flair. He’s done
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flat screen TVs and complimentary WiFi. He knows it’s these things that make the difference. I’ve heard varying remarks about Casa, and the style of the building, some love it, some loathe it, others aren’t sure yet! And standing proud as the first of the planned redevelopments of the canal basin, it is making a big bold contemporary statement. But looking a little into the future, the development and regeneration plans for this Canal Basin are bold and contemporary, and Casa will fit right in. Steve Perez with Casa, made the first move and that must be a real boost for the redevelopment project – someone with a passion for Chesterfield to stand up and commit to the project and to the area. Now we don’t all have the money to stump up and show our commitment to Chesterfield, but perhaps what we can do is to support it, and show other developers that Steve was right, that this is a good place to invest, that the projects are viable and the community are going to embrace them, because if I was an investor thinking of coming to Chesterfield that’s what I’d be looking at right now. So, perhaps you need to make your own mind up about it now ‐ go and have a look round, book a table for lunch or an evening meal, visit the bar or book a meeting and support Chesterfield and Steve Perez, just as we do our small local entrepreneurs.
Cocina: The restaurant, serving Spanish tapas and traditional local dishes, open every day for residents and non-residents alike. For reservations call 01246 245990. Barca: The Bar, again open to residents and nonresidents. Weddings: Either for the full package or for the reception. 94 deluxe bedrooms. 6 ultra luxurious suites: With Jacuzzi baths, a lounge and dressing room area, separate shower cubicle and double basins. Two suites even boast hot tubs on the balcony, a perfect indulgence if you’re seeking ultimate retreat and relaxation. 11 Meeting rooms: With floor to Ceiling windows on the 6th Floor. Banqueting Suite: Catering for up to 200 seated guests with a beautiful outdoor terrace. Free parking: For 176 cars. Lockoford Lane, Chesterfield S41 7JB t 01246 245999 e info:casahotels.co.uk www.casahotels.co.uk Please mention S40 Local • Page • Page 15
Old Hall Junior School
he last edition featured the threat to Manor School, whereas this month we feature Old Hall Junior School who have completed improvement works to create new classrooms and an impressive new frontage.
I was invited to the grand opening where Cllr Mike Longden officially cut the ribbon and declared the extension open for business. I wasn’t able to attend, so called in, unarranged, one sunny Friday afternoon and was warmly welcomed by Sharon Stone, the school’s head teacher.
seen any alterations since 1931, when two new classrooms were added and the south side of the hall was reconstructed to provide better light, ventilation, cloakrooms and toilets … amazingly this work was completed for £2,600. These classrooms were
positioned at the front, hiding the entrance giving the school its poor frontage ‐ but enabling them to accommodate 530 children, in what must have been very cramped classrooms. Today the school even with it’s extension only accommodates 250 children ‐ how times have changed!
area, a music room and increased the size of a present classroom. “The improvements to the school have given everyone a real lift. The building looks very impressive; the new entrance means there is now a waiting area for visitors and parents and makes the school very secure. Our new library provides a comfortable relaxing space for the children to enjoy their books, they can even sit outside on the secluded patio area and the refurbished classroom provides a much better learning environment for our children.” The project was completed during term time, and the success has been down to excellent teamwork across the partners involved, the school staff and pupils, Gino Lombardo, Mansell Construction and Derbyshire County Council.
Photo courtesy of Old Hall School
I’ve never been inside Old Hall, and with 100 years under its belt, the school and all its former pupils will So to the purpose of my visit ‐ the new The building process has even have seen many changes in Brampton extension. provided learning opportunities for and Chesterfield. the children, they’ve designed health Gino Lombardo, Building Designers, I previously worked in Manor Offices, designed the solution, which has and safety posters for the just past the school, and had often contractors, and learned about the exceeded Sharon’s expectations. thought how strange the building different jobs on site. They have created a new entrance and a much more impressive frontage looked as it didn’t seem to have a So, Sharon’s final comment “the front entrance. Sharon explained that with a glass ceiled reception area, result has provided a wonderful better office space, storage the building is Victorian and hasn’t accommodation, a new library, a patio learning environment for the children of Old Hall Junior School that we can all be proud of.”
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Incredible Edible 14th May 2011 What can Chesterfield learn from a small town in West Yorkshire?
growing, cooking, and food history; and a plan for a full‐scale fish farm at the secondary school.
The founders set a goal of self sufficiency within a decade, and while they may not reach it, the town will have fun trying. The various facets of the project have brought neighbours together, forged links between generations, and increased the Todmorden is home to the Incredible residents’ care and attention to their Edible project (www.incredible‐edible‐ surroundings. Other towns and cities around the UK and the world are todmorden.co.uk). The idea started looking at Todmorden as a roadmap with two women secretly planting rhubarb near a bus stop in 2008, and to the future. has grown to incorporate plantings on Transition Chesterfield see great school grounds, cemeteries, and potential for a Todmorden‐style motorway verges; conversion of change in Chesterfield’s landscape. flower beds in front of public There are 1700 hectares of non‐ buildings to vegetable plots; an ‘egg farmed green space in the borough. map’ of local chicken‐keepers; over 500 fruit trees planted around town; Much of this should remain unfarmed, as it is used for recreation and other educational projects centred around purposes. Much of it, however, serves Transition Chesterfield thinks there’s a lot we can learn from Todmorden in West Yorkshire, (pop. 15,000), and is hosting a public meeting at 2pm, 14 May in the Assembly Room at the Market Hall to find out more.
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no purpose and is perfect for a Todmorden style takeover. Food prices are going up, people are losing their jobs. More and more people will have time on their hands, and less money for essentials. While food grown on the little pockets of land won’t feed the town, it might make a difference to some families. Any allotment holder will tell you about the quantities of food you can get from a small patch of land. Professor Paul Clarke, Director of Incredible Edible, will be visiting Chesterfield on 14 May. Come to the Assembly Room the Market Hall at 2 pm to find out more about what’s happening in Todmorden and what we can learn from it. Transition will follow his talk with a summary of what they’ve achieved and hope to achieve in the future. Have your say, and see how you can get involved.
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erbyshire Open Arts was the creation of Ally Rodgers six years ago. For the first three years she drove and sustained the event before handing over the role of coordinator to Natasha Astara in 2008. It’s a fantastic event which this year sees 220 artists from across Derbyshire and Chesterfield exhibiting both individually in their homes and gathering together in public venues, over the Bank Holiday weekend 28th, 29th, and 30th May. To you, the visiting public, the event is completely free ‐ unless of course you are tempted to buy one of the works you see ‐ being funded solely from the artists’ entry fees. We’re lucky to have 18 artists exhibiting within S40. All 18 are featured here, and exhibiting in the four locations listed below. Additionally, there are artists at Wingerworth Garden Centre coffee shop and the Art Room at Barlow. If you fancy going further afield and making a day or weekend of it, you can pick up a full guide from Created Gallery at 420 Chatsworth Road, Tourist Information Centres and Libraries. Our Local Venues, open 11am ‐ 5pm: The Conservatory Queen’s Park Boythorpe Road, S40 2BF The Holymoorside Village Hall Holymoor Road Holymoorside, S42 7DX Moorlawn Avenue 2 Moorlawn Avenue Holymoorside, S42 7EL The Elgar Studio 144 St. John’s Road Newbold, S41 8PE For details on Derbyshire Open Arts please give them a call on 01335 390705 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Page 22 • www.s40local.co.uk
Clockwise from top left. Lizzy Alageswaran: Landscapes, portraits and personal imagery. (Holymoorside Village Hall) Angie Hardwick: Life is complicated and untidy. My tiles and ceramic sculptures concentrate on personal journeys we take. I incorporate domestic objects, introducing light humour to balance the seriousness of life changing decisions. (Queen’s Park Conservatory) Lesley Alexander: My work is informed by faded, decayed, worn and weathered surfaces. By meticulously observing these areas I extract colour, texture and composition to create my work which is deeply rooted in stitch and textiles. (Holymoorside Village Hall) Jerry Daniel: Pictorial photography based on minor landscape features. (Holymoorside Village Hall) Olinda Everett: High Fired Clay Artbooks and Vessels drawing inspiration from historical traditions and marine environments, with an emphasis on experimental surface treatments. (Holymoorside Village Hall) Moira Clinch Ferguson: Handmade stoneware ‐ containers for plants and flowers plus ornamental birds, Green Man masks and decorative planters ‐ all frost proof. (Holymoorside Village Hall) Sheila Gill: (Centre) Experiments with watercolour, pushing the boundaries of this traditional medium. From wet to wet the use of gold and silver leaf. (Elgar Studio, Newbold) Please mention S40 Local • Page 23
Clockwise from top right. Jennie Merriman: I use stitching and acrylic sheet. My present work is motivated by layers of transparency and a desire to appreciate how all layers inform the narrative. (Holymoorside Village Hall) Eileen Wilding: Rural and floral paintings, creative textiles, design and embroidery, unique hand painted ceramics. (Queen’s Park Conservatory) Diana Syder: Paintings in oils and acrylics. Range of semi‐abstract, abstract and figurative styles. Includes natural forms, floral and landscape. Also drawings and cards. (Moorlawn Avenue) Trudy Roe: Printmaker, particularly etchings and handmade artists books, some limited editions. (Holymoorside Village Hall) Ashoka Sen: My paintings and craftwork feature Eastern themes with inspiration from local scenery. Works are original in design and vibrant with colour. Prints, postcards, dolls and other products available. (Holymoorside Village Hall) Arwyn Quick: (Centre) Bright and colourful acrylic paintings depicting scenes in and around the Derbyshire Peak District. (Holymoorside Village Hall)
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Clockwise from top right. Paula Sharples: Contemporary floral paintings in mixed media. (Queen’s Park Conservatory) Christina Robson: Fabric, paper and threads. Jewellery made, in part, from unwanted and recycled materials. The multi‐mix combinations make the scraps more precious and very wearable. (Queen’s Park Conservatory) Denise Phelps: A mixture of drawings and paintings of landscape and images within it. I am drawn to rhythms and linear patterns I see, often leading to a semi‐abstract interpretation. (Moorlawn Avenue) Robyn Jane: A collection of ceramics and textiles decorated by hand with images inspired by bric‐a‐brac and vintage textiles. (Holymoorside Village Hall) Karen Herrick: (Centre) Textile art inspired by colour and nature. Mixed media hangings and accessories. (Holymoorside Village Hall)
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Are You A Champagne Knitter?
“I never really thought of that question until last night, I joined a knitting group and realized in the middle of it, I am a champagne knitter. I enjoy nice quality yarns and will not buy junk yarns. Acrylic isn't in my stash at all. I won't touch it. I learned to knit on it and it promptly made my fingers peel. I dumped it and found wool, I have never gone back. So, I was curious how many knitters are champagne knitters? Who enjoys the finer quality yarns?” Laura Neal Drooling Over Yarn http://droolingoveryarn.blogspot.com/
his quote comes from Laura Neal's facebook page, an American lady who likes the finer side of textiles. Here in Chesterfield our Champagne Knitters have a slightly different take on the phrase ‐ it’s more to do with Champagne, wine (and great coffee) , than the quality of the yarn, unless we’re talking spinning a yarn of the gossip variety... So, back to the Champagne Knitters. They are a group of around 30 women, now, who meet up in Mes Amis at 479 Chatsworth Road. It was established following a discussion between Marcella Kirk from Mes Amis
and Claire Redhead (a local girl who loves knitting, crafts and admits to an addiction to coffee) about ‘stitch ‘n’ bitch’ groups that exist in London. At these sessions people get together to knit, drink, gossip and learn new techniques, but basically it’s about friendship and passing the time with like‐minded people. Claire wondered whether it would work in Chesterfield and Marcella suggested they give it a try at MesAmis ‐ and Champagne Knitters was conceived.
One pair of ladies, a mother and daughter travel across from Sutton In Ashfield each week ‐ they saw an advert whilst lunching at Mes Amis and decided to give it a try, they commented “there’s nothing like this in Sutton, it’s a great social event, friendly and relaxed.”
Six people turned up for the first session in late Feb and now at the Wednesday evening sessions 20+ people often coming along.
The ‘knit 1 leave 1’ basket caught my attention. It’s available all the time in MesAmis ‐ under the front table there’s a basket of wool and needles, anyone is welcome to knit a square of 25 stitches and leave it in the basket. These individual squares are then being stitched together to create a colourful blanket, progress is excellent and at some point they need to decide what happens to the finished item … in fact ‐ who knows whether it will ever be finished … what’s the worlds record for the largest scarf, anyone know?
When I nervously called in to talk to the group, it was a lovely spring evening, there were 24 ladies hard at work, being waited on by Jessica ‐ who keeps glasses brimmed and the coffee machine primed and ready to go. There isn’t anything else like this in the area ‐ similar groups do exist but it’s the environment here that people really seem to have taken to. Most of the people are local, of all ages and they can walk here, have a drink and feel comfortable about what they are doing ‐ people were working on cross stitch, embroidery and some do rag‐ rugging and crochet. Page 28 • www.s40local.co.uk
I found it particularly interesting to hear about the mother and daughter ‐ using this new environment, to pass down age‐old skills.
So can anyone come? “Yes new people are always welcome” said Claire, “although the growth has been so rapid we may need to arrange additional sessions!”
It did make me wonder what other groups Brampton could support. It seems like‐minded people enjoy getting together and it reinforces the community. Before I left, I asked the knitters why they come along:
“Good company and advice from people” “No pressure here, unlike evening classes which force you to take professional qualifications” “People want something different, it’s not all about sitting in pubs” “Women's groups are an important outlet for women of all ages enabling us to get together” “I learned to knit when aged 5 with my Dad and now 65 it’s great to pass on those skills which have 60 years experience behind them” And the best one I thought … “East Enders isn’t on tonight!” If you want to go along please get in touch with Claire via email at email@example.com or give Marcella a call at Mes Amis on 01246 557394.
Why a knitting group? "nothing beats hanging out with like‐ minded people who have a shared intent. Men watch football and talk about sport whereas women knit and talk about life." May I add that I don’t totally believe this stereotyping but I know in my household that this is the case. "Knitting is productive, cheap and safe but most of all it is therapeutic. As our society becomes increasingly impersonal, a group that provides mutual support and fun, is cheaper than many other evening activities and offers more effective results is very appealing . Once you start knitting you'll find yourself communicating with your fellow knitters..." Claire Redhead.
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Champions Update Wheatbridge Patient Participation Group David Holden (PPG Chairman)
We’re looking for more patients from Wheatbridge Surgery to join in the ‘New Beginnings’, our Patient Participation Group (PPG), and help shape the direction future of the surgery. The group was re‐launched in October 2010 and the next meeting is at the surgery on 24th May at 12:30pm. We’d love to see you there. The aim of ‘New Beginnings’ is to promote the highest possible care for all patients and to act as a conduit between the practice and its patients on a wide range of surgery subjects ‐ but not on a personal basis or on matters of individual clinical care. So far we’ve set up our web site www.wheatbridgeppg.co.uk as a source of information and help, to provide help and guidance on making appointments, generating repeat prescriptions, dealing with long term conditions and much more. Significantly, we’re starting to get involved with the implications of the government white paper on the NHS reforms, which recommends a growing involvement for PPG’s from surgery level right through, ultimately, to national level. This will involve feedback of patient needs and requirements and could well be a fairly active role, and one which is likely to be a requirement whatever the outcomes of current political wranglings. Additionally, I believe that there is a need for patient information sessions which could lead to us setting up self‐help groups. All this needs helpers and workers ‐ the current constitution requires that we meet every three months, but some activities have short time scales and require us to be fairly active. Consequently we need more patients to join the group, especially if prepared to be members of a sub‐group and meet as the need arises, or to organise patient information sessions. The big political question of the moment is the NHS – do YOU want to be a part in shaping its future? If you are a patient at The Surgery@Wheatbridge then please come along to our next meeting at the surgery on the 24th May 2011 at 12:30pm. Page 34 • www.s40local.co.uk
We’ve promised to keep you up to date with Destination Chesterfield, so this month I’d like to briefly introduce the four Campaigns. The first campaign is ‘Inspired Investment’. This will involve working with the key developers and property agents to promote the regeneration sites within the town across the UK and also to raise the profile of the conference and meeting facilities that are available in the town. The second campaign is called a ‘Warm Welcome’. This is two fold, creating a consistent quality sense of arrival be that by car, rail or by coach and developing the in‐person welcome to the town. The Third Campaign is ‘Celebrate Chesterfield’. This campaign will highlight the great things that are happening in the town, celebrate the successes of businesses and residents, and tell the town’s story. Finally is the ‘Chesterfield Champions’ which we covered in detail last month. This is about building a network of businesses and utilising their skills, expertise and contacts to promote Chesterfield. We’ll have more information on each of these campaigns as they develop.
Host Family Appeal Linda Baldwin
I am the local coordinator for The Chesterfield Centre, Madrid based Spanish Language School who have been bringing students to Chesterfield since 1966. Sometimes students spend a few months with a family and attend school with the child/children of the family they are staying with. There is a young lad, Felipe, 15yrs old in May, who would like to come to Chesterfield in September for 10 months, he is sporty and Brookfield school have agreed that he can attend the school. I am now looking for a family to host him. The Chesterfield Centre are willing to help cover his accommodation costs. If you would like to help, please call Linda on 07824 827 134 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Anderton Financial Consultancy
“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” Benjamin Franklin
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couple of months ago Anderton Financial Consultancy came on board with S40 Local. Steve Anderton joined me for a coffee recently to give me a little background about his business and raise awareness of his up and coming seminar at Brampton Manor.
the tools, guidance and knowledge to make their own choices. Time taken at the beginning of this process is time well spent.
Q. And your ethos? “The aim for an IFA is to put the client firmly in control of their affairs. We advise and administer, but provide the client with
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To be a good adviser you have to accept that it will not be right for everyone to invest and be honest enough to say so. You also have to accept that, for some clients, any risk Q. What’s your background Steve? “I is unacceptable and you should be prepared to advise against was born in Yorkshire, but having lived in a variety of counties during investment. my early life, moved back ‘up North’ I tend to ask myself this “If I were the in the seventies and finally settled in client in this situation, with their aims Chesterfield, where my wife is from, and objectives, with their attitude to three years ago. I have three risk ‐ what would I do for myself?” It’s daughters, which as any father of girls a simple question, but it has served will know, keeps me very grounded! me well for the last 23 years! I began my career as a Financial Most importantly, service is crucial Adviser in the late eighties, 1988 to be and regular, full reviews, must be part precise. I work alongside two other of the relationship between an IFA Independent Financial Adviser firms, and the client.” which allows us to share our ideas and experience. We use a national Q. The seminar at Brampton Manor company for technical backup and on the 26th of May, what’s that all compliance, but still retain our about? “The seminar will start at complete independence and the 1 to 1 7.30pm and run for about an hour, relationship with our clients.” with time for Q&A afterwards. The principle idea is to inform and to Q. Why go independent aren’t there demystify investments and savings. risks involved? “Independent There are a few simple steps to Financial Advisers (IFA) work for making the right choices, and the clients, not companies. I think no seminar will set out to explain these. single company has everything their clients could need, and I think none of We start by asking the question them are good at everything they do “should I invest?” Making sure that either. Experience has shown that investment is right for you is a key some can occasionally be quite poor decision and not always a given. performers in all they do – but they’re Then we cover assessing risk and unlikely to tell you so! I think deciding what is acceptable and what independence gives me the total freedom of choice, meaning the best is not, then the planning and research, including the building of a advice without compromise.” suitable portfolio before any Q. Isn’t financial advice expensive? investment takes place. Lastly there “Because we keep costs down will be a few things to look out for – working as a group, I usually offer the how to avoid the pitfalls – where to advice without any commitment or apply the bargepole!” charge. If someone decides to become a client, then a fee is usually Q. Can anyone come along? “Yes, however anyone wishing to come taken from the investment amount. should telephone or email to register Because we use ‘whole of market’ and ‘Wrap’ to find the best value, the their name and a contact telephone number to reserve a place, details as saving in investment costs generally below.” far outweigh any fee.”
Thanks to Steve for taking a little time out to chat.
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Looking for a wizard holiday? Barbara Batty shares her experiences.
f your children are hooked on the adventures of Harry, Hermione, Ron and friends, the new 'Wizarding World of Harry Potter' is an exciting addition this year at Universal Orlando Resort, Florida. Direct Virgin flights from Manchester are highly recommended, and the dedicated V‐Room airport lounge opening on 1st July will start your holiday off in style.
Until I experienced it myself, I'd always imagined cruising to be too formal. Some of the new ships however, have been specifically designed with the family in mind. Ventura, the large P&O cruise ship launched in 2008 is definitely 'family – friendly' and good value too with an incredible choice of facilities to keep all ages entertained. The 2012 launches have only recently gone on Buy your attraction tickets in advance. sale and an inside cabin for a family of four on a twelve night cruise along It will save you time and money, the coastlines of Spain, Portugal and giving you more time to enjoy. the Canary Islands, sailing from I was first bitten by the 'travel bug' Southampton on October 21st, works when I spent a year working at Disney out at less than £45* per person per World in Orlando, Florida, in the early day and includes free parking at the 1980's. Disney remains a popular port, if you book early. destination for families and a visit If your aim is to have a child free there is an unforgettable experience. break. Europe can recharge the Florida is an ideal location for a two batteries. In just over two hours after centre holiday. The West coast leaving London St Pancras on provides a quieter and more relaxed Eurostar you can be in Central Paris. A setting in which to wind down. three night stay (including breakfast) for two people in August at a four star Barbara also enthuses about her hotel located near the Champs other favourite destinations. Elysees on a standard return Eurostar Sanibel Island, just North of Naples, has one of my favourite beaches, full ticket can be as little as £ 299* per of unusual shells, searching for which person. Whilst there, relax on the Paris Plage, where the Riviera comes brings about the instantly to Paris, a sandy beach on the banks recognisable Sanibel stoop! of the Seine complete with palm If you have young children, Menorca trees, parasols and beachside cafes. is a beautiful, unspoilt location and If you would like to know more about quieter than its more well known the holidays here or have a different neighbours, Mallorca and Ibiza. destination in mind, please call me on Resorts in Turkey such as Marmaris 01246 887673 or email me at and the Port Aventura resort near barbara.batty@hays‐travel.co.uk. Salou are also very popular with families this year. Kids clubs are great Having camped, skiied, cruised and and there’s plenty of entertainment. long‐hauled around the world with my family, I have both the personal and If it’s culture you crave, a self‐drive tour of Turkey is a holiday to consider. professional experience to help you find the perfect holiday. A typical itinerary could start in Istanbul and finish on the beach near Izmir, taking in Gallipoli and the heritage of Troy and Ephesus along the way.
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Closer to home, one of the best holiday spots for families with older children is Lake Garda, Italy: swimming in the lake one day, visiting Venice, Verona or Milan the next. All are within easy reach by train. Walking out of the Santa Lucia station in Venice and seeing the buzzing Grand Canal in front of you is a truly memorable sight.
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Chesterfield Cricket Club John Smith
hesterfield Cricket Club’s bid to regain the Derbyshire Premier Cricket League title that they won for the first time two years ago is underway in the beautiful setting of S40 post code’s very own Queen’s Park.
domestic arrangements, he was unable to obtain re‐classification as a home‐based player.
first two efforts with the bat were ended by two of the all‐time great bowlers, Glenn McGrath and Shane Warne!
Ironically, had his wife come from any EU country but England, it would have In a move that definitely endeared him to English cricket fans, been no problem! he managed to annoy Ricky Ponting “Middlesex’s loss was definitely our so much during a Test at Adelaide that They won the title in a dramatic last gain”, said Taylor. “Iain is just the sort the recently‐retired Aussie skipper day climax in September, 2008 and of strike bowler we have been looking devoted space to the incident in his have achieved top‐four finishes in the for and with the playing strength we latest book! last two seasons without getting close already have, we are expecting to to claiming silverware again. O’Brien’s decision to retire from the have a very good season.” international game brought gracious This season, though, hopes are high O’Brien took 73 wickets in his 22 Tests tributes. that Chesterfield can return to the top and his introduction to international of the local cricket tree, after shrewd cricket couldn’t have been tougher. It Justin Vaughan, New Zealand Cricket's negotiations by Chairman, Mike was against Australia and while his chief executive, said: "He (O’Brien) Taylor, resulted in the capture of pace has always given everything to the first Test wicket was a golden one, bowler Iain O’Brien who was playing game. We respect his reasons for Aussie opener Matthew Hayden, his Test Match cricket for New Zealand only 17 months ago. O’Brien, 34, called an end to his international career to spend more time with his wife Rosie, a Matlock girl. He spent last season playing county cricket with Middlesex but when Middlesex signed Derbyshire skipper Chris Rogers as their overseas player Iain lost his place under cricket’s somewhat complex regulations because, despite his
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retirement and wish him the best. He gives his all on the park, and his genuine commitment and infectious personality are there to see on and off the field." New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori said the team would miss O'Brien's energy and enthusiasm. "I don't think people quite realise how much the team will miss him in terms of his bowling and the intensity and energy to want the ball at all stages. Over the next few years we will start to fully appreciate Iain's contribution." Alongside O’Brien at Queen’s Park will be current Derbyshire player Wes Durston, Derbyshire physio and recent former player Jamie Pipe and another former county player Simon Lacey. Lacey and the wily old campaigner Brian Gladwin form one of the best spin attacks in the League, and seam bowling partners for O’Brien include Matt Higginbottom, who had an excellent first season for Chesterfield last summer, experienced Michael Deane and left‐armer local boy Nigel Mallender, who has moved from Fourth Division Morton via a successful introduction to the Premier League with Alvaston and Boulton. Skipper Alex Hibbert, the youngest captain in the Premier League, will lead the batting with Pipe and Durston, while Ben Slater and Matt Fletcher add a youthful flavour to the top order. Chesterfield start their home League programme against Rolls Royce on April 30 with Dunstall next up on May 14 and Quarndon the visitors to the Park on May 28. There are also games in the Park in the Premier Cup, ECB National Knockout Cup and Cockspur National Twenty/20 Cup. “I’m looking forward to the season”, said O’Brien. “I’ve got to know the rest of the team during winter net sessions and get on very well with them. And what a beautiful ground to play cricket on!” Games in May start at 12.30pm and admission is free. Refreshments are available in the pavilion and supporters are guaranteed a warm welcome.
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Holymoorside Tennis Club
stablished way back in the sewer, this allowed a kitchen and 1900's, Holymoorside Tennis toilet block to be added. Two years Club nestles at the south end of ago the courts were resurfaced. the village next to the bowling green. Down at the courts there's always a This is not the original location of the friendly atmosphere and a warm club. Back in the early days, it was welcome to any new members. Membership at present is £55, positioned up the path that leads increasing to £60 after the end of May from near the United Reformed Church, past the dam and along to the and £10 for juniors. It allows free use of the courts at anytime during the flat fields below Moorlawn Coppice year, apart from when there’s a match woodland. being held, both summer and winter, The three grass courts were a perfect when there's regular morning social location to play tennis, quiet and play every Tuesday and Sunday. Club sheltered from the wind, except for night is on Wednesday evenings for when there were holes in the Members only. A summer coaching perimeter fencing and cows would course is also available. get in, making 'deposits' one had to The Club fields teams in the avoid when diving for shots! Chesterfield and District Summer In 1973 after a fire in the tiny pavilion League, mens, ladies and mixed. Two the courts were moved to their teams are also entered in the Winter present location down by the river on League which runs from September the site of the old allotments. This to March. There’s also a Club time instead of grass, porous Tarmac Tournament with a trophy for the courts were laid. A small wooden winner! changing room facility was built just outside the perimeter fencing. Later In addition to tennis the Club has an this was moved to its present location active social scene with monthly next to the public footpath and main walks being held which are open to
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members, family and their friends. There’s also a Treasure Hunt, occasional bowling evenings, games nights and informal meals out. An Open Evening is planned down at the courts on Wednesday 4 May from 6pm onwards, come rain or shine! Adults and children are all welcome to come along and meet other members for an informal game of tennis and refreshments will be provided. In this idyllic countryside setting an additional bonus is the abundance of wildlife to be seen. Buzzards, kestrels and kingfishers all frequent the area over and around the courts and river, as well as many other species of birdlife and animals. See our What's On and also our advertisement elsewhere in this issue for details of how to contact us. Keith Singleton Longest serving member, but not the oldest!
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Chesterfield Cobras Volleyball Club
hen I think of volleyball, it conjures up images of bikini clad sun kissed bodies … in fact Olympic rules apply to those bikinis, they have to be no wider than 7cm at the hip! Why? I’m not sure. I did try to find out, but the reasons seem to vary between it’s a beach sport and that’s what women wear on the beach, to, it makes it a popular spectator sport. I’ll let you make your own mind up on this one.
now been playing since 2007 and have around 30 to 40 members playing, we field two men’s teams, a women’s team and two mixed teams. “I am head coach for the club, which trains twice a week and I’m on courtside at all games.”
Kevin went on to explain why he enjoys the coaching side and told me about some recent funding that has been obtained. “I continue to coach However not all volleyball is played on because I enjoy sports, like to see the beach. Queen’s Park might not be others develop and take pride in as glamorous but you can get a good thinking that I was influential in someone’s progress. I also recognise game of volleyball there. Kevin Tan that I can’t continue to play for ever, has been in touch to introduce the unfortunately I picked up an injury at Chesterfield Cobras Volleyball Club. an early stage of my sports development so I’m keen to ensure Kevin has been involved with sports all his working life, starting coaching that I remain within sports after I at an early age at his swimming club. finish playing”. “I found that I wanted to help others learn and develop and give something “Its important to me to keep developing my own skills and I enjoy back to the sports I play. Whilst at Chesterfield College I set up a college learning and expanding my knowledge. I also wanted to better Volleyball squad which came to an equip myself to move the club and end in 2007, the Cobras teams have
Volleyball and the Olympics: Even though Volleyball is the 5th most popular sport in the world* Team Great Britain’s Women Volleyball players lost funding so can no longer train together. We will be fielding a team at the 2012 Olympics but all players train away from the UK and are brought together for the Olympics. Expectation is not good due to the lack of time they have together to develop as a team. It is expected that the Eastern Europe, Brazilian and USA teams will take medal honours at the games. * Source: wiki.answers.com
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athletes forward. To this end I am delighted to have been awarded bursary funding for my Level 3 Volleyball course.” “I want players to reach their full potential and to take them as far as they want to go. I recognise that people need to enjoy sport at their level, after all we can’t all be Olympic athletes. I’m providing more in depth training sessions and am keen to build the club around an athlete centred approach.” So how is the club doing? “Well it’s a slowly improving position! In the first season the men’s team lost all games bar one, went on to lose them all in their second season ‐ in this our third season playing in the East Midlands league we’re improving and have got off to a good start. Our women's team are second in the league and the mixed team is top of their league with two games still to play (at time of writing). We are improving, I’m very pleased with the way the team is developing.” In addition to the Cobras, Kevin is head coach for the East Midlands Under 16 Girls Talent Development squad, training talented youngsters who might just become the sports stars of the future. From September 2011 Volleyball will be taught and played at secondary schools and sixth form colleges, with the North East Derbyshire and Chesterfield Academy schools playing against each other in a newly created league. Kevin will play a key role in developing some of these youngsters so we wish him all the best with this. I might even get down to Queen’s Park one evening to watch a game, Kevin tells me we’re all welcome to come along and see them playing volleyball first hand. If you’re reading this and want to get involved here is what you need to do. “We train 9pm till 10:30pm at Queen’s Park on Wednesday, and then in the summer we’ll be outside at Stand Park training on Monday and Wednesday from 6:30pm till dusk. Matches are played at Queen’s Park on Mondays between 8:30pm and 10:30pm. Membership of the club is open to anyone, please give me a call on 07825 332979 or email me at the address below.” Kevin also offers treatments in sports massage, injury evaluation and management; including match day services and other coaching services including Club support and guidance. So if this is of interest to you, please give him a call on the number above or see his business card on page 62.
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Classifieds Light Oak Computer Desk £30 Complete with 3 drawers and chair. Contact: 01246 201230 (Walton) Ceramic Hob: £30 Electrolux 4 Ring Ceramic Hob ‐ hardly used. Contact: 01246 201230 (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
Patio Table: £10 Toddler Bed & Bedside Table: £50 Large rectangular patio table green good condition. Contact: 01246566701 Girls white toddler bed with heart detail and white bedside table. Very Glass TV Stand: £15 good condition. Contact: 01246 Hitachi glass television unit still in box 239874 or 07739 130120 (Walton) as new. Contact: 01246566701 Suit Carrier: £20 Spare Wheel & Jack: £55 Debenhams “Equator” suit carrier ‐ new unwanted gift. Contact Keith: Complete spare wheel and jack for Vauxhall Zafira (never used) Tyre size 01246 272039. 205/55/R16. Also, tailored mats £10. Sun Loungers: £15 each Contact: 277796 (Walton) 2 new, metal framed, sun loungers Caravan Clothes Dryer £15 with big comfy cushions. Contact Outdoor Aluminium Rotary Clothes Keith: 01246 272039. Dryer ‐ never used cost £20. Gas Hob: £95 Contact: 270316 (Walton) Hotpoint, black with 4 rings. Model Terracotta Pots: £Various No GF640K, only used for 3 months. Pair of smart terracotta pots, approx. Call 01246 204589 (Ashgate) 14 in high by 14 diameter. Perfect £15. Fire Extinguishers: £15 One pot, with lovely ornamentation, 2 Fire extinguishers for sale. Contact Jane: 07801657664 (Walton) heavier and bigger than the pair £10. And one single, same size as the pair £7. A bargain! Contact: 557961 or 07968658784 (Near St. Thomas’) Dishwasher: £65 Whirlpool, white full size. Good condition in full working order. Contact: 01246 204589 (Ashgate)
Pine Fire Surround: £70 Very good condition ‐ 50" wide and 43" high. £70 ono. Contact 01246 297329 (Ashgate). Toshiba 28” TV: FREE Working condition with remote. Free to good home. Call 01246 568519.
Sunseeker Deluxe Trailer Tent: £500ono Sleeps 4 people can be extended to 6. Excellent condition, equipped with mattresses, curtains, full kitchen units, table and chairs. About 12 years old but well looked after and garaged when not un use. 6.5ft x 5ft x 4.5ft Packed. Ideal for smaller car. £500 ono. Call 01246 566992 (Somersall). Page 54 • www.s40local.co.uk
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AF PLUMBING AND HEATING Boiler Installations Gas Fires & Cookers Servicing & Breakdowns Landlord Certificates & Gas Safety Checks Bathroom & Shower Installations
Tel 01246 203748 Mob 0775 773 7283 www.afplumbing.net
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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
Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
“A Polite, Reliable Service”
Free Deodorising (quick dry) Seven Day Service Furniture Removed & Replaced Family Business est. 1992
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
Contact Michael Cox
7 Redgrove Way - Walton - Chesterfield - S40 3JN
01246 211112 or 07754 603 460
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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
0345 123 33 33 01246 209 164 01246 231 010 0800 1111
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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