S41 Local - 31 June 2022

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ISSUE 31 JULY 2022 The community magazine for Ashgate, Brushfield, Brockwell, Cutthorpe Highfield, Linacre Loundsley Green, Picadilly and Upper Newbold

Cover Image: Beth Salt


Hello and welcome to the June edition of S41 Local Magazine. This month’s front cover was created by Bethany Salt aka Salteria. As the warm weather sets in I feel this beautiful floral illustration perfectly captures the mood and positivity that the summer season brings. You can read Beth’s artist interview inside. Defeye Creative, Paul (S40 Local Magazine) and I have launched a collaborative project called Unhampered. I would really appreciate it if you could read the article inside and pay the website a visit. I think you will like what you see! Last month we saw a ghost in town! Don’t panic, it wasn’t a real one. It was a gift created and placed by Spire Spooks. I caught up with Spire Spooks after some sterling detective work. As a family, we are going on our first holiday in a long time! We planned a trip to Paris with a few days in Disneyland for the girls. I also managed to acquire some tickets to the French Open (tennis) but haven’t told the kids yet. I’ll break it to them that they have to sit in silence and watch tennis for the day once we get there. It’s one-off of my bucket list! May is national walking month and we love a good walk. We are so privileged to live on the edge of the Peak District and I look forward to getting out and about in the Peaks again. Paul at S40 has created a six-page spread consisting of some of his favourite, local, walks. I’d love to see some photos of our readers out on the walks and if I get enough, I may be able to publish them in the next edition. Please send them to simon@ s41local.com Michael South is back covering the end of the Spireities season. We’ll have to find something else for him to photograph and write about over summer. All suggestions considered! Apologies for the slight error in last month's crossword clue 26 down, we're only human! All that’s left to say is enjoy the start to your summer and I hope you enjoy reading S41 as much I enjoy creating it. Peace, love and positivity Simon, Bekah and the kids E: simon@s41local.com T: 07716 014002 Next edition: July Copy Date: Friday 10 June Delivered by: Sunday 3 July

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Cover Art


his month's cover artist is Bethany Salt, creatively known as Salteria. Beth is a surface pattern designer with a love for colour and imaginative illustrations. Beth gets a lot of her inspiration from her day job at Hobbycraft, who just happen to stock some her designs through their inhouse Artisan Programme. Her designs are printed onto fabric and sold online, and in stores across the country. Pretty cool! Beth graduated from Leeds University and from there went on to hone her skills in Sydney. “Living in Sydney was one of the best times of my life. I was lucky enough to do an internship in pattern design which made a huge difference to my career and future plans. I learnt so much from the design team and it definitely set me up with the skills to do what I do to this day.” Beth created two different floral designs for our covers (S41 and S40 Local Magazines) and we absolutely love them. “Floral designs are my favourite because you can create so much detail and tonnes of interesting little elements that come together to build a busy and bold pattern. I love anything nature related, I think there is so much on offer and it also enables me to be imaginative and create new florals and leafy motifs, I’m always trying to draw a new flower with each design I make.” Beth’s abstract, colourful style is unique which is very important to her as an artist. “I have always enjoyed colourful abstract artwork, when I was studying for my degree it was important to develop a style that did not breach another designer’s style. Over time you naturally find a handwriting that is unique to you. Obviously, there are

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similarities between designers drawing styles, there are only so many subjects you can be inspired by; and so many botanicals or animals to draw, but trying to stay in your own lane and add your own ideas is really important, it's much more fun than being the same as everyone else!” We asked Beth for top tips for Chesterfield’s aspiring artists and what the future holds for Salteria? “I would say try and hone in on what you want to do and keep it simple for yourself. Learn as much as you can about what you'd like to achieve and keep researching! I’d also say it’s very important to be willing to change your original plans a little if needed – my original plan was to solely make clutch bags, but that was very limiting so it’s important to be open to other ideas. I also think it’s really important that you enjoy what you do!” “I hope to be able to keep growing the brand and I’d love to find more places to stock my products around Chesterfield and maybe further afield. I would love to design a homeware range, bringing colourful prints into the home. In an ideal world I’d be clever enough to sew clothing as I have always liked the idea of my prints on fashion garments but I think that’s definitely on the dream list for now... maybe one day!” Whatever the future holds for Beth we are sure it will be as bright as our front cover! Visit Beth's website (below) to view and shop for products. Salteria salteriaprint www.salteria.com Words: Simon Paterson Images: Salteria


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Business Intro

Meet: MeatMyBBQ Words & Images: Paul Chapman

From pastime to small perfectly formed indy business, MeatMyBBQ is just the sort of business we like to talk to at S40 Local … and even better, eat with! Seb is the driving force behind MeatMyBBQ, a business that will deliver recipe kits and the ingredients to allow you to impress friends and family with your BBQ skills! At the age of 16 Seb was working at Matlock Garden Centre as a Saturday and later as a department head, responsible for garden furniture, including Barbeques. "I attended six form at school which meant I could work three days, after school I did an Open University degree which allowed me to also work full-time.

"I'd be sent on courses run by Weber BBQs to equip us with the skills to use their products, I found myself really enjoying this. I was surprised at the range of food you could cook on a BBQ, apart from meats, they can be used as a standard oven to cook more or less anything, including deserts, brownies and cookies," explains Seb. So how did he get from this to his own business? "It was down to fate really; some friends knew I loved to BBQ, and when they threw a 60th birthday party decided they didn’t want to be standing cooking all evening and they asked if would cook for them!" This turned out to be a great day, people really enjoyed the food and started asking how things were cooked, the flavours used etc. In addition, the hosts decided to raffle Seb off! Well not Seb specifically but his BBQ services, they also raffled off ten runners up prizes that saw Seb cooking for the hosts with the runners up as attendees! As a result, people went off to buy BBQs for themselves. "By now I was working full time in a new career, but it reminded me how much I loved BBQing and chatting to customers about the pros and cons of different BBQs," adds Seb. The idea started to form, to establish a business that involved the love of food and BBQ cooking. "One day whilst cleaning up after cooking, I had the idea of creating my own flavours and selling BBQ kits. I started working with flavours and put together several rubs that can be used with meats to produce the perfect burger or steak etc." It then took over 12 months to achieve the necessary food hygiene certificates and put in place the logistics to sell items and keep them fresh. MeatMyBBQ use sorbafreeze together with a specialist packaging with a wool cool lining to keeps products fresh and at the correct temperature for 72 hours, making delivery possible.

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Seb was excited to receive his first order from someone he didn’t know, until then, most had been from family and friends. "It was great to get that first feedback, the customer loved what we did, and I was really pleased to know that all the hard work was starting to pay off," says Seb. Initially Seb is keeping thing quite simple with a small number of products available to order. He provides recipe kits for various meats, (beef, chicken, pork) including rubs and/or marinades. You receive the required amount of mince or meat for the recipe, the flavours and the freshly made rub, plus any other ingredients to accompany it. These are measured out so there's no waste, the ingredients are enough to make four burgers (seven to eight with the pork kit) and they arrive complete with a recipe card so you can follow the steps to become a BBQ master. All you will need to provide is a bread cob, some salad and possibly a drink to go with it ... oh and a BBQ of course! All Seb’s meats are sourced from Derbyshire so if you use one of our local bakeries for bread, farm shops or market stalls for veg, and a local brewery for a beer, you can have a spread that has travelled just a few miles!

"The recipes are really easy to follow and the whole family can get involved," says Seb. Whilst we chatted, Seb cooked up a Classic Burger with bacon, and a Southern Rub Steak which I was invited to try (perks of the job!), there was also a Caribbean Chicken which I didn’t get chance to try due to time. The burger was delicious, cooked perfectly and gently flavoured with onion, garlic, Worcestershire Sauce and Dijon Mustard, the steak had a bit of a kick, flavoured with paprika, chilli, cayenne pepper, cumin, coriander and garlic. The recipes cover various skill levels, whether you're a beginner or a pro wanting to try something different, and the MeatMyBBQ website has a selection of different rubs and BBQ accessories to get you going. So, if you’ve spent lockdown creating the perfect setting in your back garden in which to entertain, or you simply love any excuse to fire up the BBQ, give MeatMyBBQ a try and step up your BBQ game. www.meatmybbq.com

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t the start of lockdown a conversation took place between three of Chesterfield's independent businesses who have a passion for our town, S40 & S41 Local and Defeye Creative. The result was Unhampered. The first phase was an online directory of Chesterfield’s fabulous independent businesses, the shops, restaurants, food suppliers and so much more, all in one place. As with designers they weren't happy with v1, or v2, and recently the whole site has been updated and, I know I'm biased, but v3 now looks even better. Take a look at the new site, QR code below to make it nice and easy, it seems strange how we have COVID to thank for introducing people to QR codes! Anyway, if you’ve not checked it out, please do, and use it to find a new local business. Step away from those large corporates and give some love to the small guys. Our social media presence has seen people following our Facebook and Instagram pages and if you've not yet done so please pop across and give us a follow and a like. WIN WIN WIN!!! 'Indie £50' is our new giveaway, £50 to spend with any one of our founder members who are shown on the page opposite ... the number of founder members is growing daily so you can be sure there'll be something you'll enjoy. To enter the competition - when you next spend some money with any business that has a business listing on the Unhampered site, take Words: Paul Chapman Matt Pritchard Defeye Creative 07969 740357

a piccy, post it on Insta or Facebook and tag #unhampered, oh and you'll need to ensure you follow us on socials. We'll select a winning pic, at random at the end of June and arrange spending with the founder member business of your choice! Simple. Last year we ran a ‘Fancy a round on us?’ giveaway, that saw Ellie enjoying £50 behind the bar at The Junction. Be sure to follow us on socials as we'll be doing all sorts over the next few months. It's been great to be part of the Unhampered journey and the whole team have a real passion for small independent businesses and we'll be doing all we can to support them and encourage you to do the same. Go on, step through the door of a small business you've not tried before, I'm sure you'll end up loving it. I'd like to say a massive 'thank you' to our founder members, they're all shown on the opposite page. These are all businesses who have financially supported the first phase of the project and we have a few more almost signed up and have a few spaces left if you're interested! Stay in touch with what we’re up to and don't forget to give is a follow. Until next time. The Unhampered Team.

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Business Intro

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A new local business offering a specialist service Words: Paul Chapman Images: Bow Window Films Ltd


ow Window Films Ltd is a relatively new business established in April 2021 but evolved from a family business who have worked in the industry for many years, to expand and setup a small team locally.

Adam Bowler from Walton owns the business, Warren Hutton fits the films and Lauren Crampton runs their socials (pictured below). I know nothing about Window films, so I ask, what are they? “They are simply a thin film that can be applied to residential or commercial windows for one of many purposes,” says Adam. “The most popular use is solar control, to cut out the sun’s harmful UV rays, to stop fading furniture and help control temperature. “It’s like tints used in the motor trade but for architectural use. Many people use films to reduce the heat in conservatories or orangeries. Our standard Silver 20 is one of our most popular products, it reflects 78% of the suns energy so can prevent a south facing conservatory becoming too hot, it can cut out 99% of the suns UV rays protecting furniture from fading and reduces glare by 82%, eg: it reduces the glare from the sun.” Adam adds, “this is a really popular product and results in a much more pleasant light in a conservatory and helps control heat, compared to roof conversion or blinds which reduces light significantly and costs much more than our films. Prices start from as little as £130 installed and fitted, and a typical conservatory price is £400, but call for our special offer. “Our films are hassle free to have installed, maintenance free and cost less than roof blinds.” Your choice of window film is vast, you can choose a darker tint; reflective films that prevent people from seeing into your property - from the outside it

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looks like a mirror. They also provide thicker safety films that provide privacy that also turns standard glass into toughened glass, so increases the security of the property. “Our security film creates a 'safety net' and holds shards of glass in place when impacted, like laminated glass in cars, it makes it safer for owners and reduces the risk of vandalism and burglaries,” says Warren. The work done by Bow Window Films includes players tunnels at top flight football stadiums, did you know they use a mirrored film on the inside so the players can’t see out? At Chesterfield's ground The Technique Stadium they have supplied film to the security tower, player entrance and boardroom at the ground. They have done museum displays and windows to reduce UV damage, Research & Development rooms in large corporations to stop people seeing the secretive work that goes on behind the glass and frosted bands around meeting rooms etc. One of the most impressive films was the switchable smart films that can be used on any fixed glass windows. These are clear when powered off but turn solid at the touch of a button to create complete privacy for your prorerty. Adam was keen to point out that due to their buying

power they are able to offer some of the most competitive prices for the switchable systems. Window films can be used in so many ways, garden room security, shed and garage windows, any number of commercial uses including decorative effects, logo designs on windows and they also offer architectural vinyl wrapping. “Our frosted film can convert clear glass to acidetch style privacy glass, for use in bathrooms and meets all the necessary planning permission rules," say Warren. "We can supply one-way contravision films, used to create a see through image, like they use on bus window adverts." “We recently installed heat reflective films in a large office to reduce the heat coming in, resulting in cheaper energy bills, as the air conditioning didn’t have to work so hard.” The more I talk to the pair the more uses of the films we discussed, so if you think there might be a window (or windows) in your life that could benefit from a film, give the guys a call for a no obligation quote and follow them on socials to see their latest installations. 01246 903902 www.bow-window-films.co.uk @BowWindowFilmsLtd

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Heathcote's Got Talent Words: Simon Paterson


osted by the hugely talented Les Morgan the Heathcotes Group talent show was an afternoon of first-class entertainment for all.

Held at Hasland Village Hall on Good Friday, the event showcased a plethora of local talent, all of which were service users at one of the Heathcotes Group Facilities. I witnessed some great performances including a reggae dance, a keyboardist, renditions of Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Tom Jones and even S Club 7! The energy in the room was infectious with every single audience member clapping and cheering each performer as they wowed the crowd with their talents and skills. The joy such an event brings to not only the service users but to the whole community is priceless. Jade Lister Co-production Chairman and guest judge had this say, "it is very important for service users to get their voices heard. I also like to see every single service user happy, and they all made me proud at the talent show. When everyone is happy, I am happy." Eight months ago, Heathcotes Allstars was born and has provided people with an opportunity to build confidence and talk about the things that really matter to them so that they shape the support people receive. "The Allstars worked together to put on the event and wanted to involve people within the community so they could make new friendships and share their talents. It was a fantastic day and wonderful to see people shine," says Keeley Denman, Quality Experience and Co-Production Lead. We can’t write about a talent show without mentioned the winners, although the real winners were everyone involved. In third place was Daniel Flowers, 2nd place went to Carrington Park and first place went to Aimee Downey. Congratulations to all the winners and to everyone who performed on the day, thank you, I really enjoyed it. A big thanks to the Deputy Mayor and Mayoress, Tony and Sharon Rodgers for presenting the awards on the day. I hope to be invited back next year!

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SPIRE SPOOKS Words: Simon Paterson Images: Spire Spooks


alking through town last month we happened to stumble across a miniature ghost figurine. Keen to know more I launched my own investigation and after some sterling detective work (the likes of Poirot would be proud of), I found Spire Spooks on Instagram. Spire Spooks is a local lady who wishes to remain anonymous (very mysterious) but was more than happy to answer my questions. Below are the findings of my investigation: Who is Spire Spooks and what is the purpose of this project? "I am a local artist here in Chesterfield and my aim is to spread the 'spirit' of happiness. I do this by hiding model ghost figurines in town for people to find, along with a little note attached to each ghost that wishes the finder good luck and happiness." Do you make the ghosts yourself? 'I make all of the ghosts myself, and I have my own moulds which give the ghosts a unique form. Then they are all hand painted and glossed. Very recently I partnered with another local artist to make a highly detailed tattoo art ghost, which we are planning to auction off for charity." Can we keep the one we found? "Some people re-hide the ghosts for other people to find, and some people take their ghost home to keep as a talisman, either option is encouraged." Do you have any plans to sell your creations? "I do sell the ghosts at artisan markets (Chesterfield), but I have never been in this to make profit. Local artisan markets are a good way to gain more interest and popularity. It also allows me to raise some money to buy more equipment to continue making ghosts ready to hide. I wish only to bring smiles to people who might happen to stumble across a hidden ghost whilst out and about in Chesterfield Town. I often receive messages from people who live elsewhere, or who cannot find a ghost asking if they can purchase one from me. I always want to make people smile so I always do my best to get a ghost to everybody who wants one." Will you reveal your true identity to our readers? "I wish to remain anonymous, and so I go by my job title only - The Grim Reaper. I also use disguises when hiding these ghosts and when I make videos and attend local markets with them. I'm not here for personal followers or recognition. I simply wish to create a bit of joy and happiness in the world." I love this social action project. There are good people out there doing great things, we just need to look for them!

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Words: Paul Chapman Images: Living Streets

May is Living Streets' National Walking Month. This year, Living Streets are encouraging us to try #Try20 - and walk for 20 minutes each day during May, yes I know it's almost June but we are always keen to encourage people to get out and about so we thought we'd include a few words. Living Streets is a UK charity who want a nation where walking is the natural choice for everyday local journeys. Their mission is to achieve a better walking environment and inspire people to walk more, 'progress starts here: one street, one school, one step at a time' they say. Walking is an easy and accessible way to improve physical and mental health and a 20-minute walk can reduce the risk of a number of preventable health conditions, including certain cancers, depression, heart disease and Type 2 diabetes. By swapping a short drive for a short walk, you can also help reduce air pollution, congestion and road danger - whilst saving yourself some money and getting active in the process! Living Streets contains their #Try20 tips or you can download and print your own

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#Try20 checklist to track your progress. They are also keen to see people sharing their progress and activities by sharing on social media using the hashtag! The place to go for more information is their website or social Media. Living Streets also run local groups who champion walking in the areas in which they live. Right now Chesterfield doesn't have a group but you can sign up to the Sheffield based group or if you feel passionately about walking, get in touch to see what's needed to set up a local group. We have featured a number of local walks in S40 Local and over the next few pages we remind you of each one and have included a QR code that will take you to our website for full details. We also have a chat with Clare Freeman who is organising the local leg of the Women's End to End Relay taking place from Lands End to John O'Groats starting in June, which will be raising money for The Woodland Trust. WWW.LIVINGSTREETS.ORG.UK

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Westwick Lane This route follows footpaths, bridleways and tracks and contain stiles, gates and some uphill sections. There is an opportunity for ice cream and drinks at Adam's Happy Hens when open. Scan the QR code below for the full route.

3 Miles - Easy going Cafe stop

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Adam's Happy Hens

Linacre This walk starts from Storrs Road car park and takes you to Linacre and around the bottom Reservoir. This walk is almost five miles with plenty of options to add sections on or continue around all three reservoirs. There is even the option to call in at The Peacock Inn for a drink or meal, so as far as we're concerned, it's a perfect summer evening stroll. Scan the QR code below for the full route.

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The Peacock Inn

5 Miles - Easy going Pub detour Sometimes an Ice Cream van

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Holymoorside A quiet 3.5 mile stroll along the side of the River Hipper to Holymoorside. You can call in at the Bull's Head or The Lamb Inn in Holymoorisde for a drink half way round and top it off with an ice cream from Adam's Happy Hens. We hope you enjoy it. Scan the QR code below for the full route.

The Lamb Inn The Bulls Head

3.5 Miles - Easy going Pub & Cafe stops

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Adam's Happy Hens

Stanedge The walk starts in Holymoorside and is a fairly strenuous 4.3 miles (including the stretch to Highfield House Farm). It's quite boggy underfoot with stepping stones so perhaps not one to do after heavy rain! Plus you can have a pint at the start or finish (The Bulls Head or The Lamb) or take in a bite to eat half way round (Highfield House Farm, Tyzacks at Stanedge Golf Course or The Red Lion). There is plenty of street parking in Holymoorside village but please be considerate. Scan the QR code below for the full route.

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The Bulls Head

4.3 Miles - Strenuous Pub & Cafe stops

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AGEING BONES Words: Philip Norcliffe (Handle With Care Seniors)


y early career in nursing in the 1970s was as a charge nurse in charge of an orthopaedic ward in Barnsley, caring for people with traumatic injuries and degenerative changes to their muscles, bones and joints. Now in my seventies I experience some of those degenerative changes, so this article is written from both a professional and personal perspective. Much of what I have written over the past six months has explored the experience of aging of both the mind and body. In most cases the changes are slow, progressive and to be expected, the tips section at the end is to help identify ways in which some of these changes can be reversed or made better. Minimising the impact on our lives of mainly inevitable reductions in stamina, strength, co-ordination and balance.

The increased risk of fracture is compounded by a lack of mobility, for example, due to a prolonged stay in hospital. Not only are fractures more common in old age, but healing takes much longer. Much has been written recently about HRT and its effect on bone density, see tips at the end for comment.

Muscle changes

Acceptance of and accommodation to changes, enables us to wring the most from our reserves. The wear and tear on the body of working and living into advanced years with cumulative physical and mental stresses is a challenge but well within the capabilities of most of us. Resilience helps us to overcome traumatic and degenerative changes.

Peak muscle mass and strength are reached in the 20s and 30s. This is followed by a gradual decline through middle age. From the age of 60, the loss of muscle tissue accelerates. Older people often experience a loss of strength that can be directly attributed to anatomical and physiological changes in skeletal muscles. On average, we lose 3-8% of lean muscle mass per decade from the age of 30. The loss of skeletal muscle mass leads to a progressive reduction in the support afforded to the bones and joints, which in turn contributes to the postural changes observed in older age. Aged muscles are more prone to injury and take longer to repair and recover. To hold some of these changes at bay, see the tips at the end for comment.

Bone changes

Joint Changes

Studies show that around 90% of peak bone mass is achieved in men by age 20 and women by age 18. Increases continue in both sexes until around the age of 30 when peak bone strength and density is achieved (National Institutes of Health, 2015). Bone density decreases as middle age approaches. Bone loss in both sexes continues into old age, 80-year-olds have approximately half the bone mass they had at its peak in young adulthood. Age-related loss of calcium from the skeleton commonly leads to the bones taking on the porous, sponge-like appearance indicative of osteoporosis (thinning of bones) This contributes to the stooping curvature of the spine often seen in older age.

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The cartilages in joints play the role of shock absorbers, as well as ensuring the correct spacing and smooth gliding of bones during joint movement. The number and activity of these cartilage-forming cells, decrease with age, which can result in a reduction in the amount of cartilage in important joints, such as the knees. A lack of cartilage results in aged joints becoming more susceptible to mechanical damage and increases the risk of painful bone-to-bone contact that is commonly seen in osteoarthritis. In the UK, around 8.5 million people have joint pain due to osteoarthritis. Certain joints are particularly susceptible; for example, between the ages 55 and 85 years, women lose up to 50% of flexibility and range of motion in their ankles.


Top tips in looking after your bones, muscles and joints: Many factors influence how our bones and skeletal muscles age; genetics, environmental factors and lifestyle all play a role, so there is much individual variation. Preserving the structural and functional integrity of the musculoskeletal system is essential to maintain good health and slow down the progression to frailty. Before undertaking exercise, consult your doctor or physiotherapy Increasing the intake of calcium, vitamin D and lean protein can increase bone density Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) improves bone health in older people: oestrogen HRT and testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) are proven to increase bone density in women and men, respectively, thereby reducing the risk of fracture.

Attending a single exercise class per week and doing some exercise at home can improve muscle strength by 27% Balance and coordination exercises, such as tai chi, can help reduce the risk of falls Older people who exercise in water (which is not weight bearing) may still experience increases in bone and muscle mass compared to sedentary older people. Stretching is another excellent way to help maintain joint flexibility. The next article will be on Heart and Lung Function Philip Norcliffe, Managing Director of Handle With Care Seniors Day Centre Hollingwood Chesterfield S43 2PE. I am a qualified nurse teacher with over 50 years’ experience.

Moderate exercise helps to maintain lean muscle mass, increase bone density and reduce fat accumulation.


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What's On Find fun, food, cultural activities and support at the Asian Association of Chesterfield in Hasland Try our cooking classes, attend our luncheon clubs, or order delicious food from our community meals service, open to all!

SCAN ME 'What's On' events in S40 Local and S41 Local are delivered free to 14,500 homes. If you have an event to list, please just drop us an email to Paul:


MAY Fri 27 to Sun 29: Chesterfield RSPB Trip Lodging trip to Wales. Need to book in advance. For info please call: 01246 201663. Fri 27: Cricket - Derbyshire Seconds & Yorkshire Seconds Queen’s Park, Chesterfield. www.chesterfield.play-cricket.com Sat 28: Barrioke Shaun Williamson AKA Barry from Eastenders brings his own unique brand of karaoke to The Leadmill, Sheffield. Tickets www.leadmill.co.uk Tue 31: A Lovely Jubbly Jubilee Gekkota Arts present a Right Royal Improvaganza at West Studios, Sheffield Road. An evening of fast paced improvised comedy. Tickets £6 and students £4. See advert for more details.

JUNE Wed 1: Platinum Jubilee Tea Dance Join the Mayor of Chesterfield to celebrate the Jubilee. The Ashby “Little” Big Band with eight musicians will sing & play a mix of ballroom & sequence in the ballroom. Tickets £7.50 from chesterfieldtheatres. co.uk or 01246 345222.

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For more information, contact us on: 01246 297452 info@asianassociationchesterfield.org www.asianassociationchesterfield.org Thu 2: Jubilee Delight Minor Bell Ringing Come and listen to a quarter peal of Jubilee Delight Minor - a quarter of a full peal (a ringing marathon of over 5000 changes which typically takes 3 hours to ring). So we'll be ringing for about 45 minutes. 10:30 to 11:30am (approx) @St Peter & St Paul’s Church at Old Brampton. Thu 2 to Mon 6: Fun-Fair Queen’s Park with rides and entertainment on offer for the whole family. Fri 3: A Portrait in Parts A unique documentary film on Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth, a nostalgic, uplifting and fresh modern chronicle of the extraordinary 70-year reign of Her Majesty the Queen. Various times @Pomegranate Theatre. chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk/jubilee Fri 3: A right Royal Knees up Comedy legends Jimmy Cricket and Leah Bell, a feel-good performance with showstopping scenes, sing-a-long memories and spectacular footage of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. 2pm @Pomegranate Theatre. chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk/jubilee Sat 4: Song Recital Elena Roxanna Hinchcliffe (soprano) & Tom Owen (piano). 11:45am to 12:30pm @ Chesterfield Library Theatre. Admission free, retiring collection. Sat 4: Shires Crane Hire 50th Anniversary Shires Crane Hire Ltd are celebrating 50 years of business and invite staff and ex staff members, customers and friends to a party starting at 6pm the Olde House, Chesterfield. Contact Shires to confirm attendance and help planning for numbers. T: 01246 452296 or e: louise@ shirescranehire.com

Sun 5: Jubilee Bell Ringing Come and listen to a non-stop bell ringing relay, with local ringers taking turns to ring throughout – needing skill to pass a bell to another ringer while it is still ringing! 11:30am at the start of the Jubilee Party with a bring & share lunch in the Schoolroom from 11am. St Peter & St Paul’s Church at Old Brampton. Sun 5: The Queen’s Jubilee Worship Morning Worship at The Gospel Mission, Congregational Church, Old Road, Brampton. Begins at 11am. Face masks continue and social distancing maintained. Mon 6: 90 Day Planning with Annie French 90 day planning for achieving those personal, work and business goals. Online monthly workshop. See article. Wed 8: Chesterfield RSPB Midweek walk Blackmoor - meet 9:30am. For info please call: 01246 201663. Sat 11: Charity Plant Sale 9am onwards in Salvation Army car park at West Bars. 300 plus plants for sale from as little as £1 each all proceeds to go to the Salvation Army. Bedding, annuals and perennial plants. Sat 11: Lunchtime Concert Song recital with Jonathan Hall (bassbaritone) & Piotr Wisniewski (piano). 11:45am to 12:30pm @ Elder Yard Unitarian Chapel, Elder Way. Admission free, retiring collection. Sat 11: The Songs of the Isles Chesterfield Co-operative Choral Society perform a new arrangement of folksongs to celebrate Her Majesty’s Jubilee Year. 7.30pm at St Thomas’ Church, Brampton, Chesterfield S40 3AW. Tickets £14 (£12 concessions, £8 under 10s) from chesterfieldchoir.com or on the door.

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Gekkota Arts Presents:

A LOVELY JUBBLY JUBILEE Tuesday 31 May 7 to 9pm A Right Royal Improvaganza. An evening of fast paced improvised comedy. Creating scenes with help from the audience.


Tickets £6 & students £4. Doors open at 6.45pm, with the show starting at 7pm. West Studios, Studio Theatre, Sheffield Road, Chesterfield S41 7LL.

Sun 12 to Wed 15: Cricket - Derbyshire CCC v Middlesex CCC County Championship match. Part of the Chesterfield Cricket Festival @Queen’s Park. chesterfield.play-cricket.com

Mon 20: Roods, Rods and Perches A talk by Alan Foster FRICS, Reminiscences of a Chesterfield Auctioneer and Estate Agent. St Thomas' Centre 7:30pm Members free. Visitors £3. Refreshments.

Sun 12: Plastic Free Festival A fantastic event, with a Plastic Free marketplace, food and drink, craft workshops, kids entertainment, and live performances. Plus we have special guests, the award-winning Kids Against Plastic. 10am to 4pm in New Square marketplace. www.theplasticfreefestival.co.uk

Tue 21: Eckington Classic Car & Bike Motorshow Raising money for local charities and good causes. Organised by Rotary Chesterfield. 3 to 8pm at Renishaw Hall, Eckington. See advert for details.

Fri 17: Chesterfield RSPB Nightjars Viewing at Flash Lane, Clumber - meet 8pm. For info please call: 01246 201663. Sat 18: Cricket - Derbyshire Falcons v Yorkshire Vikings (T20 Vitality Blast) Part of the Chesterfield Cricket Festival @ Queen’s Park. chesterfield.play-cricket.com Sat 18: Piano Recital Piano recital with John Mark Rose. 11:45am to 12:30pm @ Chesterfield Library Theatre. Free, retiring collection. Sat 18: Celebrate Summer & Dads! Music and readings. Info e: info@ holymoorsidearts.co.uk 7pm @ Holymoorside Village Hall. Tickets £7 call Ann on 01246 567118. Sun 19: Father's Day If you've forgotten, quick, cook breakfast pancakes and buy him a local beer! Sun 19: Wild Wellness Walk - Tiny Worlds 9:30 am to 12:30pm @Linacre Reservoirs Take time to notice the tiny worlds that exist alongside our own, using the techniques of Shinrin Yoku - a Japanese practice to help quieten the mind and calm the spirit. £6.50 per person. See FB: NatureforlifeUK for details.

Sat 25: Music for Chamber Music for chamber duo with Jonathan Rider (clarinet) & Enzo Puzzovio (oud). 11:45am to 12.30pm @ Chesterfield Library Theatre. Admission free, retiring collection. Sat 25: Mid-Summer Concert Holymoorside Choral Society with special guests: Lucy Phillips & Jonny Ingall (violin & cello duo) 7.30pm at St. John's Walton, S42 7LT. Tickets £10 E: info@ holymoorsidechoral.co.uk, T: 07821 725200 and at the door. Sat 25: Coffee Morning Raising funds for Wateraid. 10am to midday at Christadelphian Church, Sheffield Road. See advert. Sun 26: St Peter & St Paul's Summer Fête A traditional fête with fun for all the family, stalls and games, Teas in the garden and music from the Holymoorside Brass Band. Free parking and entry. (Dogs on leads please). St Peter & St Paul’s Church at Old Brampton S40 7JG from 2 to 4:30pm. Sat 26: The Honey Belles Ladies Choir Summer Buzz Concert. 7:30pm at the Pomegranate Theatre. They will be joined by the North-East Derbyshire Music Centre choir and Ain't What You Do, an A cappella group from Leicestershire. Tickets from the theatre box office.

JULY Sat 2: Lunchtime Concert Song recital with Katharine Dryden (mezzosoprano) 11:45am to 12:30pm @ Elder Yard Unitarian Chapel, Elder Way. Admission free, retiring collection. Sat 9: Derbyshire Wildlife Trust Wildlife Open Day The Avenue Washlands Nature Reserve on Mill Lane, Wingerworth, S42 6NG. 7am start with a bird ringing display and goes on until 10pm with moth trapping and a bat walk. Activities throughout the day for all the family including building a bird box, making a bird feeder or bug hotel, going pond dipping or hunting for bugs. Guided walks in search of wild flowers, birds, dragonflies and much more. Details on www.derbyshirewildlifetrust.org.uk Sat 9: Piano Recital Piano recital with Hugh McCarron. 11:45am to 12:30pm @ Chesterfield Library Theatre. Admission free, retiring collection. Sat 9: Ashgate Sparkle Nightwalk The Sparkle Night Walk sponsored by Vertu Toyota returns in 2022. Walk 10km in memory of our loved ones and fundraise for Ashgate Hospice. Starting from the Technique Stadium. Sign up at ashgatehospice.org.uk/sparkle-night-walk or call 01246 567 250. Sat 9: Jubilee Summer Festival St John’s Church, Walton Back Lane, 2 to 4pm. All are invited to come & enjoy fun & games, and see our main attraction, a Cessna plane with a flight simulator!!! Please save the date and look out for more details in our next edition.

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Sun 10: Crafters Bazaar 10am in Chesterfield market place. The place to buy and sell surplus art and craft materials. Details from web below. transitionchesterfield.org.uk/craftersbazaar/

Sat 16 to Wed 20: Women’s End to End Relay Local stages of the Women’s Land’s End to John O’Groats Relay walk. See Article for details. www.loveherwild.com/end2end

Sun 10: Record Fair 10am to 4pm in Chesterfield Market Place.

Mon 18: The Remediation of the Avenue Coking Works, Wingerworth A talk by Clive Paxton and David Stewart, The biggest environmental clean-up in Europe. St Thomas' Centre 7:30pm Members free. Visitors £3. Refreshments.

Sun 10: Vegan Market 10am to 4pm in Chesterfield Market Place, New Square. Sun 10: Hayseed Dixie With the release of their 15th album. See Hayseed Dixie at the Devil’s Arse, Castleton. See ticket giveaway on page 61 for a chance to see them for free. Mon 11 to Thu 14: Cricket - Derbyshire Seconds v Yorkshire Seconds Queen’s Park, Chesterfield. chesterfield. play-cricket.com Wed 13: Chesterfield RSPB Midweek Walk The Avenue Washlands - meet 9:30am. For info please call: 01246 201663.

Sat 23: Chesterfield RSPB Trip St Aidens - meet at 10am. For info please call: 01246 201663. Sat 23 to 8 Oct: Echoes Exhibition by Ann Bates at Buxton Museum. See article.

AUGUST Mon 15: Water Voles in Derbyshire A talk by Christine Gregory. The story of one of Britain’s most endangered mammals. St Thomas' Centre 7:30pm Members free. Visitors £3. Refreshments.

Sun 21: Cricket - Derbyshire CCC v Yorkshire CCC (RLC Overs) Queen’s Park, Chesterfield. www.chesterfield.play-cricket.com

EXHIBITIONS Until 8 June: Treasuring Trees Celebrating Derbyshire’s Trees, an exhibition with Sarah EA Parkin, Valerie Dalling and Gordon MacLellan. Free Entry at Buxton Museum and Art Gallery. www.derbyshire.gov.uk/buxtonmuseum Sat 25 & Sun 26: Chesterfield Art Club June Exhibition and sale of work by members of the Chesterfield Art Club 10am - 4.30pm The Cavendish Village Hall, School Lane, Beeley DE4 2NU. Sat 23 Jul to Sat 8 Oct: ECHOES Reverberations across millennia. Ceramicist Ann Bates displays her work looking at Neolithic and modern-day practices of honouring the dead. Buxton Museum & Art Gallery.

SUNDAY 12 JUNE 10am to 4pm NEW SQUARE CHESTERFIELD Back for it's second year the Plastic Free Festival returns to Chesterfield for a day of ethically-conscious shopping, creative craft workshops, children's entertainment, tasty food and drink, and toe tapping live performances.




• Stunning products from local independent businesses, all without any plastic

• Delicious food & drink

• Interactive craft workshops


• Reusable bags

• Pride of Britain 2021 winners, Amy and Ella Meek from Kids Against Plastic

• Washed reusable bottles

• Engaging information stalls

• A showcase of local talent from local musicians and dancers

The Plastic Free Festival will be what it says on the tin! No single use plastics given out during the event. Bring your own:

• Washed reusable cups • Washed reusable containers


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Ticket Giveaway

Who you say? Their journey began one Summer day in 2000 when John Wheeler and Mike Daly drank roughly enough whiskey to float a battleship from the Florida Coast over to Portugal and back and decided to play around in John’s studio. Hayseed Dixie have evolved into a proper force, one that most people either love, hate, or have never heard of. Their repertoire consists of both original material and reinterpretations of previously rendered songs - and global physical sales in excess of half a million copies, with over 1,200 live shows in 31 different countries. Hayseed Dixie offer up their 15th studio album, a collection of both original songs and reinterpretations of R&B and Soul classics. ‘Free Your Mind And Your Grass Will Follow’ is out now on Hayseed Dixie Records.


Courtesy of Maria at MP Promotions we have a pair of tickets to give away to a lucky reader. To be in with a chance of picking up the tickets: • Email HAYSEED DIXIE to paul@s40local.co.uk • Text HAYSEED DIXIE to 07764 801080 • Complete the form below, and send to: • HAYSEED DIXIE Giveaway S40 Local, West Studios S2, Sheffield Road, Chesterfield S41 7LL. Please get your details or forms to arrive with us by close of play Friday 1 July 2022. As always, a huge thanks to Maria at MP Promotions for supplying the tickets to giveaway. You will need to make your own way to the venue. Tickets are also available to purchase from the website below from £27.50. thegigcartel.com/Artists-profiles/Hayseed-Dixie.htm




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Regular Events MONDAY CHESTERFIELD YOGA STUDIO Face to Face class at Swanwick Memorial Hall, Old Whittington S41 9JZ. 7:15 to 8:45pm. £7.50 - £8.50. Details Chesterfieldyogastudio.co.uk MINERVA WOMEN’S CHORUS Enquiries welcomed from singers with experience. 7.30pm at St. John’s Church, Walton to rehearse unaccompanied songs for fun and performance. minervachorus.co.uk HOLYMOORSIDE BAND Rehearsals in Holymoorside URC church on Mondays and Fridays from 8 to 9:30pm. Presently there are vacancies throughout the band and we have instruments available. Contact Andy Booker for more detail on 07875 283131 or email: andybooker31@icloud.com

TUESDAY ZUMBA GOLD Low impact exercise to music. Suitable for older exercisers. Tuesday and Thursday, 10 am and 11am both days. Chester Street Club. For details call Jen on 07757 726239. THE CUTTHORPE ART GROUP Weekly meetings 10am to 12 noon @ Cutthorpe Village Hall. Come along & enjoy a relaxing morning. Call Wendy 07305 461604. THOM’S BLOKES A monthly meeting for men on the third Tuesday of each month, at St Thomas’ Church Centre, Chatsworth Rd. Talks, outings, fun & friendship. All are welcome. For further details call Robin Dawson 01246 550445 or Tony Witham 01246 206820. HOLY COMMUNION SAID 9:30am at Loundsley Green Church, Pennine Way. TEA AND TOAST TUESDAYS Holy Trinity Church Newbold, Road. 9 to 11am every Tuesday. Everyone welcome. No charge. Come and join us for refreshment and friendship. For more info. Call Rev. Jilly Hancock 01246 465656. CHESTERFIELD GARLAND DANCERS Methodist Church Hall, Jawbones Hill, Derby Road, S40 2TN from 7:30 to 9:30pm. E: enquiry@ chesterfieldgarland.org.uk

WEST STUDIOS LIFE DRAWING Classes with John King. First Tuesday of the month. See weststudios.co.uk FB & IG: WestS41 CHESTERFIELD PHILATELIC SOCIETY Stonegravels Parish Centre, Sheffield Road, Chesterfield. Meet Tuesday afternoons.See below for contact info. E: hallett965@btinternet.com T: 01246 229633.

WEDNESDAY HUNLOKE GARDENS WALK WITH US GROUP Come and enjoy this hidden gem on a 30 to 60 min walk at 10:30am. Refreshments available, buy fresh produce from the garden. Meet at the cabins at Hunloke Community Gardens, Church St South S40 2TF. For info 01246 345669 or tina. hensey@chesterfield.gov.uk MONKEY PARK: STAY & PLAY 10:30am to 11:30am Stay and play for under 5s and their grown ups. Just a £1 donation. Monkey Park, Chester Street. monkeypark.org.uk STAY & PLAY For children and parents - babies up to 5 years old. Term time only. 1:30 to 3pm at Loundsley Green Church, Pennine Way. BRAMPTON LADIES CLUB Brampton Ladies Club meet at Storrs Road Methodist Church, Storrs Road. New members welcome to join this friendly group. Talks, demonstrations, social activities, quizzes & special events. 2 to 4pm term time only. Call 01246 566435. BLOW THE COBWEBS AWAY Recorder group - all abilities welcome. St Leonard's Mission, Spital, 7.30pm. Contact: 01246 563224. MONKEY PARK: SPIREWRITES First Wednesday of the month, Spirewrites poetry club in the cafe, 7:30pm. Monkey Park, Chester Street. monkeypark.org.uk HONEY BELLES LADIES CHOIR Now meeting Wednesday evenings at St John’s Church, Walton Back Lane 8pm. Available for events. Contact honeybelleschoir@gmail. com

THURSDAY ROBINSONS BOWLING CLUB Enquiries welcome for sessions restarting April 2022. Information from Marilyn Blackwell on 01246 270039 or marilyn@blackwell1.plus. com FB: @Robinson Bowls Club. THE PILATES STUDIO CHESTERFIELD Classes 9 to 9:50am, 10 to 10:50am & 11 to 11:50am at West Studios, Sheffield Road Chesterfield S41 7LL. T: 0789 1090746 E: rachel@ thepilatesstudiochesterfield.co.uk MONKEY PARK: BOOK CLUB First Thursday of the month, book club, 1pm. Monkey Park, Chester Street. monkeypark.org.uk MONKEY PARK: CRAFT CLUB Every Thursday, craft club crochet and knitters welcome, 2pm. Monkey Park, Chester Street. monkeypark. org.uk DOWN MEMORY LANE A social singing activity for people living with dementia and their carers. 2 to 4pm on 2nd Thursday of the month at St. John’s church Walton in the main hall. TRANSITION CHESTERFIELD MONTHLY MEETING 2nd Thursday from 7 to 8:30pm. E: hello@transitionchesterfield.org.uk for venue and more details. HOLYMOORSIDE CHORAL SOCIETY Friendly choir meets in Holymoorside URC 7.30pm – 9.30pm. MD Andrew Marples. Enquiries from new singers always welcome. No audition. To arrange a visit call Sue 07989 305577 Info: www. holymoorsidechoral.co.uk OPEN FOLK NIGHT Hosted by Brampton Community Band. Third Thursday of the month 7:30 to 9:30pm @ Victoria Inn, Victoria Street. Contact Tom on 07971400219 ICHTHUS CANOE CLUB CHESTERFIELD Outdoor evening programme, sessions at Matlock Bath, Chesterfield Canal or Walton Dam. Monthly Saturday evening pool sessions at Sharley Park. For info e: canoejmc@gmail.com or see ichthuscanoeclub.co.uk

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PILATES Improvers level. Walton St John's Church @7:45pm. Contact Clare: 07990 771155. CHESTERFIELD JAZZ CLUB Third Thursday of the month. Olde House, Loundsley Green Road S40 4RN. Tickets from Visitor Info Centre, Rykneld Way, ticketsource.co.uk/ wendykirkland or call 07764 587258 for info.

FRIDAY HOLYMOORSIDE BOWLING CLUB Anyone wanting to try out bowling just come along on a Friday morning between 10 and 12pm. Refreshments and all bowling equipment is provided. A friendly club, welcoming anyone, of any age, who simply wants to have a go. T: 07794 078552. ZUMBA GOLD Perfect for active older adults. Stay active, meet new people, have a coffee and some fun! 10:30am @ St Thomas' Centre. £5, please book first class. Call Adele on 07956 165287. CHESTERFIELD YOGA STUDIO Zoom class only or 7-day recordings are also available. 9:30 to 11am. £7.50 - £8.50. For details see Chesterfieldyogastudio.co.uk QUEENS PARK BUGGY WALK Ideal for parents/carers of little ones. Meet 10:30am at Queens Park Sports Centre outside reception for 45-60 min walk. Return to the centre cafe for drinks & chat. For details call CBC Community Lifestyles Officer on 01246 345669 or e: Tina.hensey@ chesterfield.gov.uk LUNCH-TIME SERVICES Central Methodist Church, Saltergate. 12:15 to 12:45pm. Everyone welcome. KFC (KIDS FRIDAY CLUB) For primary ages. Term time from 6 to 7pm at Walton Evangelical Church, Moorland View Road. For details T: 01246 231002. waltonchurch.org FRIDAY CLUB FOR TEENS For teenagers in school years 7 to 9. 7:15 to 8:15pm at Walton Evangelical Church, Moorland View Road. For details T: 01246 231002. waltonchurch.org

CHESTERFIELD ART CLUB 2nd & 4th Friday at The Hall on the Green, Ulverston Road, Newbold S41 8EQ. Work nights, demonstrations and critiques. Visitors welcome at £3/£5 demos (not Aug or Dec). For info contact Julie 01246 237291.

SATURDAY TRANSITION CHESTERFIELD - REPAIR CAFÉ 3rd Saturday of the month. 10am to 12:30pm @ Chesterfield Baptist Church, Cross Street, Chesterfield S40 4ST. Drop-in sessions – all types of household repair now available, including woodwork, sewing etc and cafe facilities open while session is being run. E: repairs@ transitionchesterfield.org.uk MONKEY PARK: SEWING CLUB First & third Saturday of the month, sewing club, 10:30am to 12:30pm. Monkey Park, Chester Street. monkeypark.org.uk MONKEY PARK: CHILDREN’S ART CLUB First and third Saturday of the month, children’s art club, 11am. Monkey Park, Chester Street. monkeypark. org.uk

SUNDAY PETER & ST PAUL OLD BRAMPTON CHURCH Now holding Sunday services in Church again at 9:30am - everyone welcome. Details see www.oldbramptonchurch.org.uk HOLY COMMUNION / MORNING WORSHIP 9:45am at Loundsley Green Church, Pennine Way. SUNDAY SERVICE 10:30am at Storrs Road Methodist Church. Please see web for details. More information about Zoom and other online services can be found at dnemethodists.org.uk/worship-reflectlearn/worship-online SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP Central Methodist Church, Saltergate at 10:30am. All are welcome. For details: dnemethodists.org.uk SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP Our regular time for Morning Worship is at 10:45am at The Gospel Mission Congregational Church, Old Rd. Brampton.

FRIENDS OF SPITAL CEMETERY Monthly tours on second Sunday of the month at 1pm starting from Spital Cemetery lodge at entrance at bottom of Hady Hill. Ideally pre-book. Tours can be arranged at alternative times if preferred. Suggested donation: £5. E: spitalcemeterytours@gmail.com HOLYMOORSIDE RAINBOW WHIST 2nd & 4th Sunday Holymoorside Village Hall @7pm. Other times and venues throughout the month. Call Sue: 01246 278778.

GENERIC EVENTS 3RD BRAMPTON SCOUTS, CUBS, BEAVERS & SQUIRRELS Monday Beavers (age 6 to 8), 5:30 to 6:30pm, Cubs (age 8 to 10.5), 5:30 to 6:30pm. Friday Squirrels (age 4 to 6), 5:15 to 6pm, Beavers (aged 6 to 8), 5:30 to 6:30pm, Cubs (aged 8 to 10.5), 6 to 7pm and Scouts (age 10.5 to 14), 7:30 to 9pm. All open to both boys & girls and taking place at St Thomas’ Centre, Chatsworth Road. Contact Ben Widdowson on 01246 567409. RAINBOWS & BROWNIES Brownie's meetings across the county on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays (weekly). Guides and Rangers meet on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays (weekly). See girlguiding.org.uk for more info and to join up.

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Classifieds Article Halfords Pressure Washer: £40 PW20 lightweight, still under guarantee, used twice. T: 01246 231961 (Brampton) Walking Frame: £60 Paterson medical walker with chair, carry box, with brakes etc indoor use only. T: 01246 231961 (Brampton) Wheelchair: £120 Z Tec Mobility for life wheelchair. Used 5 times, almost as new. T: 01246 231961 (Brampton) Aluminium Ladder: £30 Double extension 3.0 to 5.6 metres, including stand-off. T: 07427 976630 ( Walton ) Ladies Golf Clubs: £Various 5/6/7/8 & 9 irons plus pitching wedge, sand wedge & 3 putters £40; Ping Driver £50; Taylermade 5 wood £30; Maxifly 7 wood £10; Slazenger K1 rescue wood £10; GoKart Trolley complete with battery, charger & umbrella £70. Plus load of golf balls. T: 01246 766673 (Walton) Watches: £Various Matching pair of his and hers watches, brand new, new batteries £8 each; Ladies watches, 2 working, 1 boxed new, 2 gents quartz watches. Call for details. T: 07944 351056 (Brampton) David Walliam's Books: £2 each Awful Auntie, Grandpa's Great Escape and The Ice Monster. £2 each or all 3 for £5. T: 07814 831295 Mamas & Papas Pushchair: £50 ono Complete with all accessories etc. VGC. Only used at grandparents house so little use. T: 07935 128367 (Walton) Zimmer Frame: £Offers 3 wheels folding model. T: 07944 351056 (Brampton)

White Cot: £50 ono Modern, babies cot with mattress and covers etc. VGC. Only used at grandparents house so little use. T: 07935 128367 (Walton) Cigarette Cards: £5 ono Includes John Player, Park Drive, Carreras Ltd, E & W Anstie Ltd, W D & H O Wills and Gallaher Ltd. Total number of cards 333. Approx 1950’s. T: 01246 278832 (Walton) Jigsaws 15 Boxes: £25 Falcon, Ravensburger and Gibsons complete. T: 01246 568922 Various: £Various John Lewis wooden gliding crib & mattress (+spare), sheets & protectors £40; 2 Moses basket, sheets & blankets £4; Mothercare bouncy seat £5; Table top air hockey £5; Tiddlywinks £2; Crazy Coupe Police Car £5; Kimocat Boys 3-piece outfit charcoal/blue BNWT 12-18months £10; M&S 4-piece boys occasion outfit deep blue age 5-6 & 6-7 £20 each; Next tan leather boys shoes size 11 & 12 £10 each; Flymo Easimo lawn mower £30. Buckaroo £5; Connect 4 shots £3. T: 0770 9345844 (Newbold) Stone Pieces: £Free 20/25 pieces in varying sizes. Collect from Walton. T: 01246 278832 Quality Hat Box: £25 Christy Atria, modern design. T: 01246 569274 (Brookside) Children's Adventure Books: £5 The Time Hunters by Chris Blake, Books 1-10. T: 07814 831295 Tent: £40 2 person tent in very good condition. T: 07816 072138 (Brampton)

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Men’s Trousers: £Call 6 pairs of new men’s trousers. Brand new with labels, various colours, listed as waist, leg and new price. W42 L31 £15; W40 L31 £15; W38 L31 £22; W38 L31 £20; W38 L31 £19. 8 par of men’s trousers, hardly worn. 1 x W38 L31; 4 x W40 L31; 3 x W44 L31. T: 07944 351056 (Brampton) Windbreak: £10 Green & white checkered windbreak. Good condition T: 07816 072138 (Brampton) Camping Gas Stove: £15 2 ring propane gas burner. Good condition T: 07816 072138 (Brampton) 6 Soup Bowls: £30 ono John Lewis Croft collection Luna fine China wide rim soup bowls natural 28cm. T: 07932 402645 (Brampton) Hornby Orient Express: £180 Box set of train and carriages. No 35012. All boxed as new. T: 01246 207485 (Ashgate) How To Train Your Dragon: £15 Complete series of books 1-12 by Cressida Cowell. T: 07814 831295 Charlie Bone Books: £10 Complete series. Books 1-8 by Jenny Nimmo. T: 07814 831295 Yamaha Guitar: £150 Electro Acoustic APX 500ii. Cherry Red. Right handed. VGC. T: 07716 014002 (Brampton) Gas BBQ: £70 On wheels, as new. T: 01246 272863 (Walton) Scalextric: £45 Continental Sports Cars Set. Virtually as new, used a couple of times only, extra track, boxed. T: 07764 801080 (Brookside)


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Sport Let's recap. So, the problem in my opinion (and yes Chesterfield, we have a problem even though we are in the playoffs) is that Rowe left, not that Cook has taken over. Rowe clearly took with him the winning formula which Cook has yet to fathom. Or did Cook lose the dressing room early on?

It's the playoffs!

Sick bucket?!! I hear you ask. let me explain.

Following the recent run of form since Cook took charge of the team (that Rowe had assembled) Chesterfield have only won 4, drawn 5 and lost 9. Yes, injuries had played a big part in this but as Cook first admitted after the Bromley defeat and after most defeats to the media, we aren't good enough and concede soft goals.

During the press conference before the Woking game, Paul said that getting a place in the playoffs if we beat Woking would make him "physically sick" as he didn't feel we deserved to be there given our recent results.

Is it wise to criticize your players publicly? Debate that yourself. CFC didn’t seem to step up to win the games when needed and make basic errors. So again, do the players want to play for him?

To be honest, I can see his point. At the time of writing, it is 6pm on Sunday 15th May 2022. Chesterfield FC have just played their final league game at home to Woking and we drew 0-0. The first half was poor and the second was better with a few chances. To be honest, we did amazingly make the playoffs, well scrape through to be precise. To be blunt, we miss the likes of Tshimanga.

CFC slipped down the league but was that due to the new manager or due to just being exhausted at the end of a weird, topsy-turvy season? Either way, Cook clearly is not happy as the Chesterfield boss. But will he get us promoted?

Words & Images: Michael South Hello, my fellow Spireites. There's good news and bad news. The good news is, that we made the playoffs! The bad? Paul Cook needs a sick bucket.

Paul Cook has it all to do now with the limited players due to injury, to build a winning football squad for the playoffs. But we need to score to get into League Two, it’s that simple. We haven’t scored in the last three games. CFC fans, myself included, still can't believe the turnaround in form since Paul Cook took charge from Rowe, but somehow, we have made it. Yes, every football manager is different. Yes, every football manager has his own way of working. From his right-hand man and backroom staff to his own choice of players and his own tactics. Yes, it's not as it once was down at the club nowadays since the departure of James Rowe, but with what was handed to Paul Cook for his reprise a few months ago, he has definitely had to hit the ground running.

I am a huge Paul Cook fan, don't get me wrong, but Cook has yet to stamp his mark on the club and bring in his own players to fit around his way of management including his famous player formation. We need it to come ASAP, but I’m sure It will come next season regardless of the league we end up in. Like any manager at a new club, time is key to mould a team. I just hope and pray Cook stays for the long term and can see us into League one as he has promised in the media recently. He’s done it before. Yes, he is a different type of manager than Rowe, which is a good thing if you know what I mean. For now, though, we have to try and take solace in the progress the Spireites have made since 2020. At least we still have a club. I've said before that the club is in a much better place nowadays compared to its recent past… but getting promoted would be nice, wouldn’t it?! COYB’s!

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his is the busy season in the garden, but, as always, the thing to remember is that it should be relaxing and fun, so don't overdo it or try to stick to some fixed timetable about when things should be done. The changing weather has to be considered. 1. Weeds are usually successful because they grow and set seed quickly, so remove them before they flower. Various types of hoe can prove to be the best solution at this time of year. An ‘onion hoe’ is often considered to be one of the most versatile tools if used regularly to cut off the young weeds before established. 2. If you have fruit, you can improve the size of individual fruits by thinning out the buds. Now is the perfect time to train the stems of blackberries and other hybrid berries on a frame or wires and pruning your currant bushes to help get maximum yields by stopping plants being overcrowded. 3. Summer bedding plants can be planted out now; soak them very thoroughly beforehand and, if the soil is dry, pour water into the planting hole and let it drain away before putting the plants in, although you should still water them in well – this helps the soil settle. 4. Greenhouses heat up very fast in even hazy sunshine, so they will require the maximum ventilation possible and you may wish to consider some form of shading from now onwards. 5. Creating a regular regime of watering, particularly for tomatoes and peppers, will prevent problems like blossom end rot. Make sure that plants receive adequate watering from this time

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of year and remember to be consistent. This is particularly important for container grown plants and growbags. 6. All danger of frost should have passed, so any tender plants that have been germinated indoors or under cover can be planted out. Lots of vegetable seeds can be sown directly into the ground now e.g. beetroot, carrots, courgettes, cucumbers, peas, pumpkins and radishes. 7. Stake plants that have a tendency to flop over, especially those with big flower heads. Ideally, the stakes should be about 20cm (8”) shorter than the eventual height of the plant, so they’re completely hidden when the plants start to flower. 8. Pinching out the growing tips of broad beans will reduce possible attack by blackfly and it will promote setting rather than excess plant growth. This technique can also be used on many other herb plants and flowers like fuchsias, a few weeks after doing this your plants are bushier and more compact. 9. Keep earthing up potato plants and if you are growing them in pots or containers remember to continue to add more compost or soil. Harvesting some early potatoes can usually start after 10-12 weeks of growth. Boiling your first new potatoes of the season reminds you why you bother to grow your own vegetables! 10. Why not try to grow herbs that have the added advantage of being friendly to butterflies? Hyssop, lavender, marjoram and thyme all provide good nectar for these pollinators and will inspire you in the kitchen too!


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