S41 Local - 32 July 2022

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ISSUE 32 JULY 2022 The community magazine for Ashgate, Brushfield, Brockwell, Cutthorpe Highfield, Linacre Loundsley Green, Picadilly and Upper Newbold

Cover Image: Sue Dickins


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Hello and welcome to the July edition of S41 Local Magazine. I have had a lot of engagement over the past month, from readers, charities, artists and businesses new and old. This has made for a fantastically eclectic edition. Unhampered Chesterfield (our, S40 Magazine and Defeye Creative) is going really well and we are very excited to see this socially conscious venture flourish. All the local, independent businesses we have spoken to about it have been very supportive and our founder members are now up to double figures! You will find a full update on Unhampered Chesterfield in this edition. A lovely lady called Rayella contacted me from the charity B:friend. B:friend is a wonderful charity that pairs up younger people with elderly people to tackle loneliness through friendship and I think that is just amazing! Read all about it in this edition. I had the pleasure of watching one of the hottest bands in Derbyshire last month, Oregon Way, and even got to interview them ahead of Russfest in Dronfield on the 9th of July. Russfest was founded by one of our friends Rachel and celebrates the life of Mark Russell who, sadly, took his life due to depression. We miss him dearly. I have the honour of being the MC each year and we do our very best to raise money for mental health charities. This year it’s Andy’s man Club. We have something for all the family from wood-fired pizzas to archery and face painting. The tickets are just ten pounds! Full details in this edition. Chesterfield Pride is back and growing in popularity every year. We love taking the kids because they ask lots of questions and it’s a great opportunity to teach them about equality and diversity. There are some fantastic acts on this year including Nadine Coyle from Girls Aloud! We hope to see you there. Phillip has been writing about self-care for the elderly now for a number of editions and would love some feedback from our readers who have made positive changes as a result of his efforts and advice. Or maybe you have a top tip you want to share with him? You can call him on 01246 557799. A big thanks to Michael South who has photographed and written so passionately about the Spireites all season for us. You can read his full round-up of the year in this edition. There’s a lot to find in this edition so I will let you crack on! Have a wonderful July, enjoy the sunshine and be the best version of you, everyday! 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 Page 2

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Cover Artist

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West Studios: Mon 8 to Fri 26 August Words: Paul Chapman Images: Sue Dickins

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ue Dickins is a Chesterfield artist who works from home where she lives with her 17 year old son, Ben. Ben helps and supports Sue as well as attending college himself.

Sue retired from Derbyshire police-force several years ago after struggling with mental health issues; she has a bipolar condition that is now managed with the help of medication and a local Bipolar UK support group. She still has manic episodes but these are now manageable and care when her best pieces of art are produced!" she admits. Sue decided to exhibit her work for the first time at West Studios Chesterfield this year. She has been working on new figurative oil paintings that will form part of the exhibition. This is a collection of portraits that each tell a story portrayed through her painting rather than words; she uses different fabrics and clothing to do this. "For example, the piece 'Tree of Life' (framed on the cover), shows a beautiful Tree of Life throw draped over the model, one of Sue's friends, which symbolises strength and growth, something that her friend has shown in abundance over the past few years," explains Sue. "The women who kindly pose for me are special friends who all have a story to tell and have agreed

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to help and offer their support to this project, the results now to be exhibited at West Studios," says Sue. She strongly believes that art can bring people together and tell a story that words alone cannot do. Several of the paintings, all completed using quality oils on stretched linen will be professionally framed by a local company, Abi Framers, Chesterfield and will be available to buy. Also available will be signed and numbered limited edition (50) giclee prints, presented with a 3 inch off white mount ready to frame. Alongside her new figurative collection will be a number of equestrian and wildlife paintings that have been completed during the last four years, subjects that she is passionate about. Sue has won competitions and awards for her portraits, figurative and equestrian pieces over the years. Last year she was a finalist in a nude art worldwide competition, involving 26 countries. Her portrait titled 'Solitude' placed in the top four. The Artist Lounge book, featuring Sue's work will be on display at the exhibition alongside the original painting. Please get along to view these paintings and meet Sue for a friendly chat.

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Bori has never liked seeing pets brought into a vet’s surgery. "As well as being unwell they have to be caged up to undergo the journey to the vets, then wait with other anxious animals in the waiting room for their appointment. I’ve trained and worked in these environments, and it wasn’t for me,” Bori explains, “it’s extremely stressful for the unwell animals, that's why I decided to offer a mobile service, the whole process is so much smoother and calmer for pets and owners alike. I find that providing medical support in a home environment, where possible, greatly reduces the stress levels, helping with the process of examination, treatment and healing itself, and improving the overall experience. It's also better for the relationship between the owner and the pet and reduces the aversion many have to vet visits in general."

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Bori feels people need to be involved in their pet’s consultation and doing so at home enables a more relaxing experience for all involved. "Many animals are almost unapproachable in a clinical setting," explains Bori. "I like to make friends with the pet first on their level, together with the animals’ owners, and it makes for a much easier consultation." Bori is originally from Hungary, she graduated as a vet in Budapest in 2012, completed a one-year rotating internship at Utrecht University, then came to England about five years ago. Like so many small business owners she tried the usual routes working for clinics, but wanted to be her own boss and took the decision to set up independently. "I’ve been in Chesterfield since 2017 working for a local clinic but started the mobile business in 2021 and I’ve loved it, I’ve met some wonderful animals and owners. I really don’t want to be the clinical vet in a white coat, being unapproachable or intimidating. Working and communicating with the owner is key, instead of simply giving instructions no questions asked. I believe this approach and meeting outside of the hospital puts owners at ease and makes us a better team" Bori aims to achieve whatever can be done out of a hospital setting with the least amount of stress.

Mostly her patients are cats and dogs, but she also sees rabbits, small mammals and some exotics, reptiles etc. She offers first line consultation and if the animal is in need of procedures she cannot offer, she can help to arrange a referral for the next stage of treatment. Bori also enjoys the lack of time constraints she has when doing consultations at animals’ homes. "Large practices are required to achieve five or six clients an hour and waiting rooms are crowded," she explains. "I am willing to dedicate the time I see necessary so that all important issues are addressed, and animals and owners don't feel rushed or as if on a conveyor belt. "Having this flexibility, I think, really sets my service apart from others." In my short time with Bori it was clear to see that everything is centred around the animals with their care and best interest at heart. If you're looking to give your pet the most comfortable experience possible, I think Bori's VetSetGo will be for you. T: 07494 227028 @VetSetGoChesterfield www.vetsetgo.co.uk

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Business News

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nhampered is about supporting Chesterfield's independent businesses. Phase one was the launch of an online directory of Chesterfield’s fabulous independent shops, restaurants, food suppliers and more, the businesses we love, all in one place.

Apart from the Founder Members who are always featured on the map, we'll be mixing up who we include. We have tiered membership packages available, so if you would like to secure your spot on the map make sure you get in touch and become an Unhampered member.

The Unhampered online directory showcases over 200 local businesses and is a great place for you to seek out the little guys and support them, but it's also a place that helps visitors to town find the best we have to offer.

The maps are slightly smaller than A3 and fold down to fit nicely in a handbag or pocket. They've been distributed to a number of local businesses, the tourist information centre, plus hotels and accommodation venues so visitors can find some of our best businesses, with a little help from Unhampered.

We have a number of Founder Members, go visit them; Adorn Jewellers, Bottle & Thyme, Defeye Creative, Ginspired, Ingmans, Libby's, Pizza Pi, Odyssey Greek Restaurant, S40 & S41 Local Magazines,Tallbird Records, The Cafe at Libby's, The Cheese Factor, The Vintage Tea Rooms, and Vanishing Point Records. Two new Founder members on board this month are Libby's and The Cafe at Libby's - welcome guys and thank you as always for your support! The Founder Members have helped with funding Unhampered and enabled our first physical thing to be delivered... a map! You know, the type of free map you might pick up when you're on holiday, somewhere to help you find the best places in a new town! That's what we've delivered. The Unhampered map shows people where to find our independent gems, a curated view of 80 or so independent businesses, with Founder Members obviously getting priority spots! It includes shops and retail, bars, cafes and restaurants and a few service providers, hair-dressers beauticians, etc. We've printed a small number of maps, the idea being we can add people as they come on board, reprint the maps and circulate them, so they stay fresh and up to date! Words: Paul Chapman Matt Pritchard Defeye Creative 07969 740357

There's also a copy online so please visit the S40 Local or Unhampered web pages and check it out. Next we'll be working on social media to build up our following, be sure to like and follow our socials to stay up to date. Take a look at the site, QR code below to make it nice and easy! If you’ve not checked it out, please do, and use it to find a new local business. Over the weekend of Sat 2 and Sun 3 July we celebrate 'Independents Day', so what better incentive to give some love to these independent businesses. Finally, I'd like to repeat our massive 'thank you' to our Founder Members. If you'd like to get actively involved give us a call, email, text, FB message, tweet, IG message etc... when did life get so complicated! Until next time. The Unhampered Team (Defeye Creative, S40 &S41 Local Magazines)

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Music

Words:Simon Paterson Images:Oregeon Way & Nathan Hamer

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regon Way, well, what can I say? I haven’t been this excited about a local band since seeing a 15-year-old Alex Turner at the Leadmill (if you are the owner of the Leadmill, please don’t close it). Oregon Way have got it, I’m not sure what it is, but they definitely have it and I want to see them again, and again, and again! Essentially, they are an indie rock and roll band but they are so much more than that with catchy melodies reminiscent of Catfish and the Bottlemen’s first album, the cultural relevance and ‘coolness’ of the Strokes, and a lead singer with enough stage presence to command the largest of platforms. To say I was super keen to interview them would be an understatement, I caught up with them to talk origins, influences and the future. What is the story behind your band name? "Literally, the only thing to do with the band name is that it is a street near where we practice, not even next to us. In fact, we don't even live in the same village as the street Oregon Way, haha!" How did you all meet? "Went to the same school. Nathan Regan and Will were friends as they were in the same year... everyone else is just in the band because we are the closest of boys." Who writes your songs? "Nathan does, however, what he writes and what we end up with are two completely different pieces of work after the band has put its stamp on it." Who are your biggest influences? "We take influence from everyone from Beatles to the Foo Fighters. We all have different musical tastes and we try to incorporate everyone's influences to make our overall sound. We all love the Arctic Monkeys so you can probably hear Alex Turner’s influence on our music."

to young Americans and then listen to Fame; they are such far-out pieces of work, but they are both perfect." What was the role of music in the early years of your lives? "I think we can all say Oasis was the music which guided our childhood, alongside the classics Queen, Elton John etc. Having such a strong musical upbringing really helps how you shape and grow music." If you could perform anywhere, where would it be? "This is a hard one but it would probably have to be Wembley, you don't get much better than that." What's been your highlight to date? "Playing the Rescue Rooms supporting Deco in Nottingham was a pretty special moment as it's somewhere we have always been to see shows. It was an honour to finally be on the stage instead of in the crowd!" What's next for Oregon Way and where can our readers see you perform? "We have two singles ready to release so keep an eye out. But we hope to be moving up on the gig circuit and playing more regularly around the country. However, we don't care where we play - it's all for the love of music man!" Orgeon Way are playing at Russfest at the Dronfield Woodhouse Sports & Social Club on the 9 July. Tickets are £10 and available on the door. Scan the QR code to purchase your tickets. You won't be disappointed!

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Words: Paul Chapman Images: Chesterfield Pride hesterfield Pride returns to Stand Road Park on Sunday 24 July from midday. Now in its seventh year I caught up with Dan Walker, organiser, to find out what it’s all about.

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"The event is for the LGBTQ+ community, it’s really inclusive, everyone is welcome, all commers and faiths, it’s a celebration of acceptance, equality and education of issues affecting the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community with a real festival feel,” says Dan. “There’s the main stage with big name acts and headlining this year is Nadine Coyle, there’s then a smaller cabaret stage which features unsigned artists, local performers and drag artists including Joe Black from Ru Paul’s Drag Race. Alongside the stages there’s a market area with 50 stalls including charities, not for profit organisations, info providers, and retailers, plus street food vendors, a bar area and fairground rides. It’s fantastic fun and all that for £5 a ticket." News of the event is spreading, as Dan explained, "we’ve had people discussing the event in Blackpool and making plans to come over. The event is well respected and we’re pushing for more established artists each year." A well as Nadine Coyle of Girls Aloud headlining, there's Nathan Moore, lead singer of Brother Beyond, Jo O’Meara, Kelly Wilde and local musician Alfie Darlin. Denise Pearson will be appearing after recently doing an event with an audience of 20,000, Kelly Llorenna has had seven top 20 hits, and these are just a few of the acts.

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"Many people don’t recognise the acts, but many are former members of hit making bands who now perform alone, we’d rather have quality artists than tribute acts. It’s also important we keep ticket prices low to make the event as accessible as we can, similar events with similar artists are considerably more to attend." Dan, originally from Chesterfield, moved to Manchester to go to university and now works as a DJ in Manchester but started running LGBTQ+ club nights in Chesterfield in 2007. "I built a network of contacts for the club nights and through this got involved in establishing the first Sheffield Pride event where I ran the main stage, this got me thinking about a Pride event for Chesterfield. "We now have the largest event of its type in the country, despite that, Joe Black had to Google Chesterfield to see where it was! He knows now, he was so impressed with his first visit and the organisation, he loves coming back," says Dan. Dan's ethos is quality, staging well known performers with years of experience. The event is simply about having a great time and ensuring people enjoy themselves, only problem is he feels he never gets to see it, he’s far too busy keeping things ticking over and has to watch social media feeds after the event! "The feedback we get is great," enthuses Dan. "One chap commented on FB that he’d been dragged to the event by his girlfriend but ended up having a fabulous time. The event's all about breaking down walls, having a great time in a safe environment." So, put a date in the diary for 24 July and get yourself along to Chesterfield Pride 2022. Tickets are just £5, and you’re guaranteed a great day, alongside over 5,000 like-minded people… all we need to do now is order the sun!

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ver nine million people in the UK say they are often or always lonely, a frightening statistic! b:Friend is a national charity working on a local level to end loneliness. b:Friend started five years ago in the garage of Mike Niles. Having been a befriender in London he moved back to Doncaster and realised that it wasn’t just London that was lonely. The charity snowballed and in 2018 b:Friend received National Lottery funding to roll out across South Yorkshire. In December 2021 it expanded to Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire. I caught up with Rayella Broomhead from the charity to find out more. "We work to reduce social isolation in people aged 65 and over by pairing them with a volunteer befriender who pledges to visit once a week to provide company. We don’t ask our volunteers to do anything other than provide company - no jobs around the home, no shopping etc... just a cuppa and a chat for an hour a week in the person's home. "There is no cost to the older person and it is an open-ended thing with the hope that an organic friendship develops. We often find many pairings have gone on for years. "The volunteer has the support of a volunteer coordinator who they can contact at any time with any worries or concerns they may have, or to tell us they are enjoying it! We ask that the first few visits are made in the person's home but after a while if the pairing wish to go out for a coffee or a bite to eat there is no reason they can't do this. "The impact our volunteers have is huge. I don’t think they always realise just how big that impact is. Many of our older people may have lost their spouse, may have restricted mobility so can’t get out, or have lost their confidence to go out after being in for so long. "Having a befriender visit every week has been life changing for some of the people we work with. It is someone they know they will see every week, giving them something to look forward to.

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"Some of the people we work with don’t see or hear from people for days at a time and often when they do it may be a person in passing. "Our volunteers are amazing - they are friendly, warm and giving. It is hugely impactful on the volunteer. Many report learning a lot from the older neighbour they are paired with and hearing fantastic tales about their life. A lovely thing about befriending is that it is just the older neighbour and the volunteer, neither know anyone from one another's life so it is quite a special relationship. The conversation is often rich, not just questions about one another's welfare or whether tablets have been taken. I befriended a gentleman who would tell me about the time he was 10 feet away from a tiger in the Malayan jungle when he was in the army or the time, he was a little boy and living on a farm. He saw a duck hatch and he was the first person it saw so it followed him around like he was its Mum. The stories we have the honour of hearing are so varied, all of our older neighbours have led such different lives." "We currently have hundreds of pairings across South Yorkshire and in the short time we have been in Chesterfield, NE Derbys and Bolsover we have made 31 pairings. We have many more referrals to pair up so are looking for more volunteers." Danielle is one of the volunteers and had this to say: "I don't have any grandparents. it’s just me, my husband and the kids. I have been looking forward to this for a week." Len says it has changed her life, "It is life changing. I wasn't going out and now if the weather is nice, we go for a little walk. She comes every single Thursday and phones to check up on me too." To find out more about volunteering or using the b:friend service please contact them using the details below. T: 07523 698530 info@letsbfriend.org.uk www.letsbefriend.org.uk

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Education

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very Thursday our daughter, Florie, is disappointed! That’s because she doesn’t go to pre-school on a Thursday. This is testament to the amazing job that everyone at the school does and we will be sad when she moves on to ‘big school’ this September.

Holymoorside pre-school was established in the 1960’s and was located at Belmont House before moving to its permanent home at Holymoorside Village Hall. Holymoorside pre-school has prepared thousands of children over the years for their next stage in their educational journey. Our daughter Florie has learnt many things whilst in their care, the most important two being the value of friendship and the impact of kindness. Sandra and Diane have been running the show since 1989. Jade and Fiona haven’t been there quite as long but still bring lots of educational, parental experience and energy to the team of four. As a parent I can tell you they all absolutely love their jobs! Standing on the door every morning, sporting a tiara, a pirate's hat or whatever the theme for the day is, meeting and greeting the children with a smile on their faces come rain or shine. The school has evolved and progressed over the years but has always maintained a child focused and centred approach. The staff had this to say, “we believe that children learn best when they are happy and having fun, and this has remained unchanged. The children of the current members of staff have all attended pre-school and we have seen many children return to us as adults to bring their own children. Most of our clientele come to us from personal recommendations based on experience.” The team love taking the children out and about and Florie’s last school trip before primary school is to Adam’s Happy Hen’s Farm. I firmly believe that these community expeditions have played a big part in Florie’s learning and development. The sessions are planned in accordance with EYFS guidelines around the children’s needs and interests, but most of all they are fun! Consider this article my personal recommendation and a heartfelt thank you for playing an integral part in Florie’s development and happiness. Holymoorside pre-school accepts children from their second birthday up to starting reception in primary school. They accept government funding for all eligible children. Fees are £14 per morning if not yet funded. Holymoorside pre-school is open Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:45am to 12:30pm Contact the team at: preschoolholymoorside@gmail.com 07505 011076 Holymoorside Pre-school

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igh Ashes Rural Project (HARP) is a place that changes lives, a farm on the edge of Chesterfield that offers a wide and varied range of training and experiences. They allow people of any level to develop skills they never knew they had and give them the confidence to share these skills and their time with others. Much of their time is spent supporting people with learning difficulties in an outdoor environment for the improvement of people's, health, social, mental, and economic wellbeing. It’s a bright sunny day as I sit with Phil and Vanessa Coates, and Stuart the very cute, VERY noisy and extremely friendly cockerel they’ve just adopted, to learn a bit more about what goes on at HARP, on High Ashes Farm, Highashes Lane in Ashover. Phil grew up on the farm with his mum and dad and disabled uncle George who was learning impaired, “I never thought of George as being disabled, he was simply George, my uncle, we grew up together and did stuff you do as a family, skills you need to run a farm such as driving a tractor from a very young age,” says Phil. Vanessa’s brother James had language issues so from an early age she found herself teaching him to speak. Perhaps it’s these caring environments within the family setting that have resulted in the pair running HARP and being so supportive with those who come along each day. Both have worked away from the farm, in sales, marketing, insurance services and various other jobs before realising that the farm is in an idyllic setting, their lifestyle didn’t allow them enough time on it and they needed a change. They started concentrating their time on the farm and James, Vanessa's brother came up to help out each day, this got them thinking. “What James did helped him, he loved it and we wondered if more people might benefit from time outdoors helping on the farm,” says Vanessa. In January 2014 they set up HARP, established some clear goals and set themselves up as a Community Interest Company focusing on people with learning difficulties and those needing mental health support. “The first thing we did was transform a 10-acre field that wasn’t suitable for farming back to woodland by planting 6000 British native trees. These are now well established, and we use the willow and hazel for projects we run,” says Phil. Ed: I can confirm that the mud run they hold each year goes through this woodland and makes a lovely part of the diverse route the run takes. Page 28

The mud run forms an important element of the HARP funding together with funds associated with each attendee and crowd funding that they use at various times to enable projects to be kicked off on the farm. The farm also has a shepherd’s hut and two permanent tents with outdoor kitchen areas and seating which make perfect glamping spots for families to rent out throughout the summer. The site has toilets and showers and reading the reviews visitors love spending time next to the duck pond and meeting the pigs, sheep, ducks, chickens, and rabbits that roam the site … not forgetting Stuart the cockerel, after all it is an 80acre working farm! Phil is a member of the Derbyshire Dry Stone Walling Association and runs courses on the farm. “We run the DSW courses for the participants plus we have groups come in to learn stone walling, anyone wanting to pick up the skills can come along, last weekend we have a group of 20 people. It’s always a great weekend when we have these courses, people gather in the outdoor kitchen between sessions and have a fun time whilst learning a new skill, both myself and Ness are qualified tutors,” says Phil. “HARP is about getting people to be the best they can,” explains Phil. “We help build confidence and self-esteem and treat each individual with kindness and respect, hopefully bringing peace and contentment. “If you look at what we do, we’re worse off financially after dropping out of our 9 to 5 lives but we are so much happier, it was a lifestyle change and we wouldn’t change a thing.” If you want to volunteer at HARP or know someone who might benefit from their support just give them a call or drop them an email. And it’s not just DSW courses they do, they have developed a range of cookery courses covering preparation of healthy meals using local produce, they offer a course in foraging and are looking to establish children's bushcraft parties in a secluded field, a 100% natural environment. If you'd like to help support their work you can do so by taking part in the family friendly 5 and 10k mud run, next date is Sunday 23 October 2022. Thanks to Phil and Vanessa for their time and I can’t wait to road test the glamping field in a few weeks’ time… happy to be Guinea pigs! E: info @highashes.org.uk www.highashes.org.uk High Ashes Rural Project HARP

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Music

Lockdown Innovation @Chesterfield Jazz Club Words: Paul Chapman

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ianist Wendy Kirkland, who, together with guitarist and bassist husband Pat Sprakes, set up Chesterfield Jazz Club, has been tackling ever more diverse musical projects since lockdown eased and live performances have resumed and Chesterfield Jazz celebrated its 10th birthday in May 2022. “When lockdown hit, the wheels of the performing arts industry ground to a halt. Musicians and other performers were left with nothing, floundering in a wake of cancelled performances, lost earnings and permanently closed venues. This has remained the legacy of lockdown,” she says.

concerts in 2021, featuring material based on the Facebook streams. In addition to the quality of the concerts they are now being offered, Wendy and Pat are working with who many would consider to be the UK’s top jazz players. Vibes man Roger Beaujolais, who released several albums on Acid Jazz in the 1990s booked them in his band to play his own complex compositions, and they have supported Alan Barnes and Dave O’Higgins in similar line-ups.

“Pat and I lost several thousand pounds worth of earnings from lost gigs – we’d finally made it on to the rural touring circuit. Overnight, the plug was pulled. In most cases, there was no cancellation fee and the Musicians Union couldn’t assist in retrieving lost earnings, the industry was closed.

Wendy recently completed a composition for Issie Barratt, baritone saxophonist, head of the National Youth Jazz Orchestra and latterly head of jazz at Guildhall School of Music. Wendy was one of ten composers selected out of 45 applicants, her piece one of six selected from the ten; now incorporated into that band’s touring repertoire, performed at Leeds Jazz Festival and broadcast live on BBC Radio 3’s J to Z programme on 16 June.

Following an impromptu 2020 series of daily live broadcasts on Facebook, Pat and Wendy performed Latin jazz to online audiences, keeping the series of broadcasts going as people reported their mood improving, saying they looked forward to each new piece every day - 86 in total.

Now Chesterfield Jazz Club is back up and running again, what next? “We have a great line-up for the remainder of 2022 and the June concert is with the fantastic trumpeter, Ray Butcher, himself a regular at Ronnie Scott’s – in fact he performed there in April of this year”.

This prompted attention from the All-Party Parliamentary Jazz Group who nominated Wendy and Pat for the 2021 Lockdown Innovation Award, although they lost out to the heavily externally funded Newcastle Arts Centre. “We were really thrilled that our little industry had turned the head of the House of Commons and we weren’t at all concerned that we didn’t actually win!”

“In July we have a fabulous jazz cellist, Shirley Smart; the first cellist we've hosted. In the Autumn we perform our Get Carter Reimagined set; commissioned by the Ted Lewis Society, dedicated to the author of the book and film screenplay. It’s a unique show, encompassing many different musical genres such as soul, pop and reggae, as well as jazz. A reworking of Roy Budd’s music from the film, and featuring Dennis Rollins MBE on trombone. Another dream come true, to work with such a great player who regularly works in James Brown’s band with legend Maceo Parker.”

The next exciting instalment was Ronnie Scott’s famous jazz club contacting Wendy to offer dates in the diary to perform there. Follow up dates now being regularly offered – to date, Wendy and Pat have performed there four times. “A dream come true,” says Wendy, “it’s really the culmination of years of autonomous hard work by both me and Pat. When Ronnie’s contacted us, the booker said he admired the way we’d just kept going during lockdown, showing a respected work ethic.” Arts Council England also recognised Wendy and Pat’s hard work, awarding them tour funding for a series of live streams and eventually actual Page 30

You can catch Wendy and Pat playing in Chesterfield every third Thursday of the month at Chesterfield Jazz Club, Olde House, Loundsley Green Road, Chesterfield S40 4RN. Tickets from www.ticketsource.co.uk/ wendykirkland online, Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre, Rykneld Way (by the Crooked Spire) or pay on door, cash or card.

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Community

CARDIO VASCULAR AGEING Words: Philip Norcliffe (Handle With Care Seniors)

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he heart and circulation is known as the cardio vascular system of the body.

The normal ageing process brings about changes to the cardio vascular system resulting in reduced efficiency. Some of these changes are sudden, and called “acute,” degenerative changes develop slowly over time, and called “chronic.” A mixture of the two may be called “acute on chronic.” The earlier you report changes in your condition to your G.P, the greater likelihood of effective treatment and the possibility of nipping it in the bud. This article explores the normal age-related changes in the heart and circulation. Many 60-year olds can expect a further 25 years of healthy life. The ageing process is largely determined by genetics but is also heavily influenced by factors such as the quantity, quality and content of the diet, exposure to environmental pollution, including infection, carcinogens and cigarette smoke. The amount of exercise will be discussed in the tips section at the end. The cardiovascular system is the body’s main transport system. Its most important role is to deliver oxygenated blood, nutrients and chemical messengers to the organs and tissues, carbon dioxide to the lungs and waste products to the kidneys for elimination and maintenance of blood chemistry and body temperature. The one critical function of the heart is to pump blood 100,000 times per day as many as 3.5 billion times in a lifetime. In reality the heart is made up of 2 pumps one of which sends deoxygenated blood to the lungs and one which sends oxygenated blood around the body with 20% to the head and 15% to the kidneys. The journey of blood around the body, in arteries and veins, takes about 50 seconds to complete. The difference in pressure at the peak of contraction (Systolic) and at rest (Diastolic). The difference is that your blood pressure measures the highest and lowest pressure your blood vessels experience with each heartbeat. Page 34

Keeping every part of the body supplied with blood is a complex process subject to deterioration in both acute and chronic illness; 75% of people over 60 years have hypertension. Many people are not aware they have high blood pressure. If you suspect that you may have high blood pressure, see your GP, Pharmacist. Ageing blood vessels may also display varying degrees of calcification. These events cumulatively result in a gradual loss of elasticity and stiffening of the arteries, which is often reflected by increased blood pressure, known more commonly as hardening of the arteries. If the arteries which supply the heart are narrowed or stiffened, the blood supply is reduced, resulting in cramp of the heart on effort, called angina, which usually goes off at rest. There are many different ways in which the heart can falter. If you feel palpitations, light headedness, dizziness, chest pain or sudden shortage of breath. Get it seen to immediately. You know your own body better than anyone. In a heart attack the muscle is suddenly deprived of oxygen, no two are quite the same. Men and women have heart attacks in different ways, a woman is more likely to suffer abdominal pain and nausea than a man, which makes it more likely that the problem will be misdiagnosed. On a positive note, the death rate from heart disease has fallen by 75% in the past 70 years because of better diagnostics/screening, better treatments both surgical and via medicines, health education plus increased public awareness about smoking, well-women and men clinics. Advice As a nurse I note that many people change behaviours when they have health scares, and sometimes not even then. I don’t claim any virtue, it’s your body, look after it, respond to it, seek help.

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Many chronic cardiovascular conditions may be symptomless before an acute episode go for screening.

The major risks for heart disease were identified or confirmed 50 years ago as diabetes, smoking, poor diet, particularly ultra-processed food, obesity and chronic indolence

Do not ignore severe headache particularly throbbing

Shortage of breath

Dizzy spells or light headedness particularly after standing

Nose bleed if out of the blue

Severe anxiety

Feeling pulsations in the chest, head or neck

Report swollen ankles changes in colour of hands and feet

Move about more, exercise gently, I have repeated this in all 7 essays I have written for S41 to date.

I would love to hear some feedback and success stories from our readers. Call: 01246 557799, email me at: hwctraining@live.co.uk I would be very grateful. Thanks for reading, Philip.

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What's On

'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:

Sat 9: Oregon Way @Russfest

Sun 10: Record Fair

Dronfield Woodhouse Sports & Social Club. Tickets are £10 pounds and available on the door. See article.

10am to 4pm in Chesterfield Market Place.

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Sat 9: Derbyshire Wildlife Trust Wildlife Open Day

JULY

The Avenue Washlands Nature Reserve on Mill Lane, Wingerworth, S42 6NG. 7am start with a bird ringing display and until 10pm. Moth trapping and a bat walk. Activities throughout the day for all the family; building a bird box, making a bird feeder, bug hotel, going pond dipping, hunting for bugs. Guided walks in search of wild flowers, birds, dragonflies and much more. Details on www.derbyshirewildlifetrust. org.uk

Fri 1: Chesterfield Friday Night Ride ‘The Brampton Branch Line’ - All rides start from the Town Hall steps at 6:30pm and finish around 8pm depending on how social they are! Sat 2: Fun Dog Show Fun for all the family with a variety of craft stalls, food and drink, tombola's, fairground rides and much more. Best Rescue, Happiest Puppy and many more. Admission is free. 11am to 4pm at Hasland Park, Eastwood, Chesterfield S41 0AY. 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. Sun 3: Ben Vernon Charity Cycle Ride This year’s event starts at Vicar Lane, signing on at 10am for a 10:30am start. 4.5 mile family ride and a 13.5 mile adults ride. All proceeds will go to Cancer Research UK. See article. Tue 5: Mellors & Kirk Valuation Day St Thomas’ Centre, Chatsworth Road S40 3AW. See advert for details.

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Sat 9: Piano Recital Piano recital with Hugh McCarron. 11:45am to 12:30pm @ Chesterfield Library Theatre. Admission free, retiring collection.

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. Mon 11 to Thu 14: Cricket - Derbyshire Seconds v Yorkshire Seconds Queen’s Park, Chesterfield. chesterfield. play-cricket.com Tue 12: Poetry Therapy Workshop Book a place on a free poetry therapy workshop. 10am to midday at Loundsley Green Community Centre. T: 01246 380415 or e: mail@tinnitussupport.org.uk Wed 13: Chesterfield RSPB Midweek Walk The Avenue Washlands - meet 9:30am. For info please call: 01246 201663.

Sat 9: Ashgate Sparkle Nightwalk

Thu 14: Couch to 10 miles

The Sparkle Night Walk sponsored by Vertu Toyota. 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-nightwalk or call 01246 567 250.

A series of six weekly cycle rides building from 1 to 10 miles for mixed ability riders looking to build confidence. 6:30pm at Queens Park storage containers in Queen’s park car park. Inckusivepedals.org.uk

Sat 9: Jubilee Summer Festival

A Tribute to Elton John. 7:30pm at The Winding Wheel. Tickets from £28.50 from chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk.

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

Thu 14: The Rocket Man

Sat 16: Buzzking for books New Square Town Centre. Raising funds for new books and furniture at Brampton Primary School. See article.

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Chesterfield medieval fun day Tuesday 26 July, 10am to 5pm. Free admission. Join us as Chesterfield remembers its medieval past. Market stalls, games, refreshments and fun fair Entertainment including: dragon and knight, medieval beggars, damsels in distress, medieval surgeon. Medieval encampment with knights and ladies and much more!

Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre 01246 345777 www.visitchesterfield.info/medieval

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What's On 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 www. loveherwild.com/end2end 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. Fri 22: The Christians Forgotten Town, Ideal World, Born Again, Harvest for the World, hits to name a few. The Christians play at The Devil’s Arse Castleton. Tickets £28.60 from bit.ly/ S40CHRISTIANS Sat 23: Two Piano Concert Wendy Kirkland and top UK pianist Steve Melling. The Old House, Loundsley Green Road, Chesterfield S40 4RN. Tickets bit. ly/2PIANOCONCERT Sat 23: Chesterfield RSPB Trip St Aidens - meet at 10am. For info please call: 01246 201663. Sun 24: Tree Gazing Feeling stressed or anxious? Try a Forest Bathing Walk. Take the time to lie down on the forest floor and admire the beautiful shapes in the tree canopy. Feel relaxed and renewed! Refreshments and parking included. 9:30am to 12:30pm at Linacre Reservoirs. £6.50 per person. Booking essential FB: @NatureforlifeUK Call: 07950 399539. Sun 24: Chesterfield Pride Nadine Coyle of Girls Aloud fame headlining with support acts including Nathan Moore, Jo O’Meara, Kelly Wilde and local musician Alfie Darlin. Denise Pearson will be appearing after recently doing an event with an audience of 20,000, Kelly Llorenna has had seven top 20 hits and these are just a few of the acts. See article. Sun 24: Handle Bards @Monkey Park A bicycle-powered, laugh-out-loud production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. The cafe will be open this evening selling a range of hot and cold drinks, snacks and alcohol. Monkey Park, Chester Street. Donation on the night.

Thu 26: Medieval Fun Day

Sun 28: Artisan Market

The popular Medieval themed fun day returns. Families invited to kick start the summer. A chance to step back into the Middle Ages and see Chesterfield’s history and heritage brought to life. See advert. Chesterfield Market Place and town centre.

New Square Chesterfield 10am start. See themarketco.co.uk for details.

Sat 30 & Sun 31: Byways Open Garden

Dronfield Hall Barn, High Street, Dronfield S18 1PX. See advert for details.

11:30 am to 4:30pm. Admission £3.50, children free. Tea, coffee, delicious cakes & gluten free. Byways, 7a Brookfield Avenue, S40 3NX. Please park sensibly on Chatsworth Road. Three times winner of Chesterfield in Bloom best large back garden. Perennial borders helenium, monardas, phlox, grasses, shady pergola with many acers, hostas and ferns. NGS garden - donations to Ashgate Hospice.

SEPTEMBER Fri 2: Mellors & Kirk Valuation Day

Fri 2: Chesterfield Friday Night Ride ‘Brockwell, Holmebrook ‘n’ Chips - All rides start from the Town Hall steps at 6:30pm and finish around 8pm depending on how social they are! Sun 4: Vegan Market 10am to 4pm in Chesterfield Market Place, New Square.

31 July: Artisan Market

Tue 7: Mellors & Kirk Valuation Day

New Square Chesterfield 10am start. See themarketco.co.uk for details.

St Thomas’ Centre, Chatsworth Road S40 3AW. See advert for details.

AUGUST

Sat10: Cycle in Style

Thu 4: Cycle to Work Day Join the UK’s biggest cycling event. Details from cycletoworkday.org Fri 5: Chesterfield Friday Night Ride ‘Rother Meander to Avenue Washlands’ All rides start from the Town Hall steps at 6:30pm and finish around 8pm depending on how social they are! Thu 11: Transition Chesterfield AGM 7pm @Inspire Community Garden entrance via cycle path at end of Alexandra Rd West. hello@transitionchesterfield.org.uk 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. Fri 19 & Sat 20: Open Gardens 10:30 to 5pm at 220 Old Road Brampton, Chesterfield S40 3QH. Raising funds for local charities. Refreshments all day and admission just £4.

10th Anniversary ride. Classic bikes and well-dressed riders especially welcome. cycleinstylechesterfield.blogspot.com Mon 19: The Holywell Street excavations A talk by Tristan Glover from York Archaeology. St Thomas Centre 7:30pm Members free. Visitors £3. Refreshments. Tue 20: Poetry Therapy Workshop Book a place on a free poetry therapy workshop. 10am to midday at Loundsley Green Community Centre. T: 01246 380415 or e: mail@tinnitussupport.org.uk Sat 20: Monkey Park Pop Up Cafe An evening of freshly prepared Asian food. Tickets £15 per person and includes two courses which will need to be pre-ordered in advance. Tickets can be booked either by messaging the Facebook page, or by visiting the cafe. Sun 25: Artisan Market New Square Chesterfield 10am start. See themarketco.co.uk for details.

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

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EXHIBITIONS 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. Mon 8 to Sun 26 Aug: This Woman's Work An exhibition by Sue Dickens. 10am to 4pm Mon to Fri at West Studios, Sheffield Road, Chesterfield S41 7LL. See article.

Buzzking for Books Sat 16 July New Square, Chesterfield Words: Kelly Sheldon Calling all musicians/singers/performers!!! Saturday 16 July - 11am to 3pm Kelly Sheldon and friends will be hosting an awesome busking event in New Square with headline act, the fabulous Brampton School Choir!

MELLORS & KIRK FINE ART AUCTIONEERS FREE VALUATIONS Come along to meet one of our experts for free auction valuations of antiques, collectables, jewellery and medals. Tuesday 5 July 6 September 10am to 12 noon

Chesterfield The St Thomas’ Church Centre Chatsworth Road S40 3AW

Friday 2 September 10am to 1pm

Dronfield Dronfield Hall Barn High Street Dronfield S18 1PX

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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 warmly welcomed from singers with some 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 8 to 9:30pm. 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 COSY CUBS: BABY & TODDLER GROUP Messy play, rhymes, story time, friends, toys & refreshments. 10 to 11am @Umbrellas Cosy Hub, Burns Close, Chesterfield S40 2SW. (Term time only). 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. AFTERNOON WHIST 2pm @ Holymoorside Village Hall run by Don Cooper. £2.50 per person. All welcome. T: 01246 568204 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

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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 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 DR BIKE 1st Saturday. Check’s adjustments and repairs to your bike for free. 9:30am to 1pm at the storage containers in the car park at Queen’s park. See FB: ChesterfieldDrBike or inclusivepedals.org.uk 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. SATURDAY NIGHT WHIST Loundsley Green Community Centre, Cuttholme Road, 7 to approx 9.30 pm, £2.50 per person. Refreshments. All welcome. Call Suzanne 01246 278778.

GENERIC EVENTS AURORA A CAPPELLA (Home of Harmony) is a female A Cappella choir. Come and join us! Experience and ability to read music is not necessary. We look forward to hearing from you. Call Dawn on 01246 863175 / 07810 892978, e: aurora.chesterfield@gmail.com or visit aurora-chorus.org.uk 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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Renowned for an endless string of soulful yet socially aware hits ...Forgotten Town, Ideal World, Born Again, Harvest for the World, Whats in a Word, Hooverville, Words, Father, The Bottle and many more The Christians enjoyed huge acclaim in the late 80s and early 90s both in the UK and Europe and often confused people with their band name (in fact it's just the brothers surname with absolutely no religious connotation!) Still headed by enigmatic lead singer Garry Christian (who very much deserves the Daily Mirror’s description of him as having ‘one of the finest voices in pop') who has only gained in vocal stature over the years! The band are enjoying a revival currently touring the UK and Europe. The tour sees them playing their well known back catalogue and favourites from newer albums. Catch them on tour and find out why Chris Evans said 'it was the best gig I've ever been to'. Name:

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Ladies Folding Bike: £50ono Fold up bicycle in good condition with bell, helmet and basket. T: 07981 620839 (Ashgate) Golf Clubs: £10 Set of used men’s Donnay golf irons 3 through to 9 plus putter and sand wedge. Ideal for beginner. T: 07981 620839 (Ashgate)

Genie Light Mobility Scooter: £950 Walking Kit: £70 Fold away. Like new paid £1845. Men’s HiTec walking books size 7; T: 07723 009558 Ladies Regatta walking boots size 6; Hill walking poles; Back pack; Bosch Garden Vacuum: £25 2 capes and gaiters. Used once, All proceeds to Ashgate Hospice. bargain, £70 the lot. T: 01246 558692 T: 07814 966987 (Somersall) Ladies Jackets: £15 each Pottery Cottage Book: £8 2 white jackets, size 16/18. The Crime That Shook The T: 07814 966987 (Somersall) Peak District by Alan R. Hurndall Cocktail Dresses: £15 each Paperback, new. Chocolate coloured size 20. Blue/ T: 07967 018145 (Loundsley Grey size 22. Unworn. Green) T: 07814 966987 (Somersall) Panasonic LCD TV: £50 Quality Hat Box: £20 Model No.TX-19LXD8 19 inch with Christy Atria, modern design. operating instructions and remote. T: 07975 988159 (Brookside) Full working order. Levington Drop Spreader: £4 T: 01246 206760 (Brampton) T: 07975 988159 (Brookside) Garden Croquet Set: £25ono Ladies bike: £60 Hercules Gala designed by Raleigh. 18 speed Shimano gears. Good condition to include rear bag and lock. Serviced by Monkey Park.T: 01246 206760 (Brampton) Signed copy Ann Cleeves The Long Call: £10 Hardback very good condition. T: 01246 206760 (Brampton) Page 44

Antique Rise & Fall Light: £45 French light, White opaline glass with a scalloped edge. Simple rise and fall pulley mechanism in full working order. Can be raised and lowered using the pulleys, the counterbalance weight ensures that it stays where you want it. Shade diameter 9 inches (23cm); Shade height (including brass fittings) 6 inches (15 cm). T: 01246 233590 (Walton) Golf Clubs: £Various Ping 1 iron £20; Stratos Jumbo colbalt reinforced driver £15; Matched set of 9 Swilken irons £20; Tailor made golf bag £15. The lot for £50. T: 01246 563370 (Wingerworth)

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Sport Paul Cook departed the club. As it turns out we did end up witnessing some history, history that the club would rather forget, but we'll get to that later.

2021/22 Season Review Words & Images: Michael South Another season in the National League! Well, we didn't get promoted back to League Two. Is that a surprise? Well yes and no. At least we got further than last season's playoff place where we crashed out after the first game. No, this time round we went a game further. Winning 2-1 away at Halifax, which was an unexpected treat for me given our recent dip in form. Danny Rowe was back in the starting 11, returning from his illness and starting a second game in a Rowe (pardon the pun) was great to see. He even scored a fantastic goal in the process, a beautiful header across goal. Then later, King blasted the winner home in from the right wing in the second half to secure a semifinal playoff place. Unfortunately for Danny Rowe and the club, he had to be subbed off late in the second half, later confirmed by the club his illness had forced an end to his season. Health comes before anything in my book, so I wish him a swift recovery and hope to see him back soon! The next playoff game was an away game in Solihull. Let's cut to the chase here, we lost 3-1, we did take the lead briefly after eight minutes with a Quigley goal, but that didn't last long as we were simply outplayed and forced to spend another season in this difficult league. Season review - Part 1 James Rowe (August '21 - January '22) At the start of the 2021/22 season, I felt like we were going to win the league outright, none of this playoff malarky and James Rowe will be with us for the long term. But as it turned out, I couldn't have been more wrong! The season kicked off on the 21 August 2021 and from the get go, it felt like we were witnessing history in the making, something not seen since

Chesterfield's opening game was away at Aldershot, and it ended 2-0 to the Spireites with Rowe and Tshimanga bagging the goals. Tshimanga scored his first of what would become 24 goals for the club. Chesterfield had just set the scene to record the start of their run of eight unbeaten games which would later end with a 3-1 defeat at Woking in September. That however would turn out to be the only one of two league defeats under James Rowe before he parted ways with the club. But, before then the Spireites marched on with another unbeaten league run. Between the 5 October '21 starting at Wrexham until the final game under Rowe at home against Aldershot on the 22 January '22, Chesterfield FC picked up a total of 27 points. This included eight wins, five draws and only one defeat, leaving us firmly at the top of the National League table. Spending a good few weeks at the top of the table during Rowe's tenure. As well as the impressive League performances, Chesterfield even progressed further than usual in the FA cup. We hadn't even qualified for it one year prior to Rowe signing, but this time round we made it all the way to the 3rd round. Where, on the 8 January, we were drawn against Chelsea away at Stamford Bridge. Despite losing 5-1 Chesterfield actually managed to get on the score sheet with Asantes second half goal slotted home from short range, from Tshimanga's long-range effort. Seven days later, the Spireites returned to the bread and butter of league football and picked themselves back up to travel to Barnet. Here they reinforced their football league dominance by destroying their opponents 4-1 with two goals from Tshimanga, Asante, and King. In total, under James Rowe, CFC scored 44 goals between August and January. At this point Tshimanga was the league's top goalscorer with over 20 odd goals. Chesterfield were seemingly unstoppable and one of the bookies favourites to go on to win the National League outright and return to League Two. Then our season started to implode.

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22 January 2022 was to be James Rowes final game in charge of the Spireites. 0-0 was the score. two days later it was reported to the press by the club that James Rowe had been suspended due to allegations of misconduct. 13 days later, James Rowe left Chesterfield FC by mutual consent. To this day the club has never officially disclosed the reasons for his departure. Assistant manager Danny Webb took charge of the club for the next few games, and he kept the results coming in. Two wins and a draw. Despite this Danny declined the offer to step up as the boss until the end of the season. Next up came quite a surprise! Season review - Part 2

Paul Cook (February to May '22) February 10 was the date Paul Cook agreed to return to the Spireites and attempt to steer the club. The uncertainty of the club, the players and fundamentally, the promotion chase back to the football league needed to be addressed. I'll be honest, I never expected Cook to return to the club when I heard he was linked with us. Why would he drop down to a National League club, given his achievements since leaving in 2015? After all, he did lead Wigan to beat Manchester City in the 5th round of the FA Cup four years ago! As it turned out though, he still held a candle for the club even after he left. "I would not have dropped out of the Football League for any other team in the Conference” he said during his first interview as the new boss. Saturday 12 February, Cookies first game for the Spireites. His first opponents were Weymouth away and boy oh boy, it went wrong big time. Tshimanga, the goal machine fractured his ankle AND dislocated his ankle and was out for the rest of the season. It got even worse the next game, at Cook's homecoming game. Solihull paid us a visit at the Technique Stadium and just like the last playoff game of the season against them, we lost. Not only that, but we also lost another player with a suspected broken leg. Jak McCourt got stretched off after a tackle by Solihull. No matter though we had Wrexham next visiting us. Deadpool would be upstaged, and we would be triumphant towards

that automatic promotion spot. Nope, we lost again. Didn't even score, the only good news was that we didn't have a third consecutive player leave the field on a stretcher. The rest of the season the performances for the Spireites slipped and so too the bounce. Paul Cook's record since his return was played 18, won five, drawn five and lost eight. Fans weren't exactly happy with the team’s standings as we dropped down the table. We ended in 7th place, scraping for the last playoff place. This was the lowest league position for us during the entire season. We just needed not to lose our final fixture at home against Woking. Come the final whistle we managed it with a poor 0-0 result at home in

front of a packed crowd. Yes, we made the playoffs but with our last four games being three defeats, a draw and next to no goals being scored, I wasn't confident going into the playoffs. And neither was Paul Cook. Yes, we'd lost 90% of our players due to injuries throughout the season. And yes we had ended up questioning the motivation from the remaining players under Cook. But to win games you need to score, but that's just how it was for us at the latter part of the season. From one extreme to another, you would never have predicted this back in August, that's for sure. So, the future. What will next season hold? Personally, I hope Paul Cook stays with us for the long term and finishes what he started back in 2012. He clearly has a history for winning titles and for that to happen again with us, he needs time to sign his players and mould his team ready for next season. The one thing we haven't had at the club, ironically since Cook left in 2015 is stability. I thought we had it under Rowe, but he only managed 15 months. No, we need a manager to stay long enough to build a formidable squad to get us promoted (eventually) to League Two and then to continue that form to see us on into League One. Only time will tell. So, let's keep calm, let's keep the faith and let's see what occurs next season. COYB's!

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Garden Tips

There’s quite a lot to do in the garden around now, but pottering around it in summer is one of the rewards for the effort put in over the rest of the year. 1. If you have to water, do so in the evening when there will be less evaporation and the water has a chance to soak into the soil. Using a hose is more efficient than a sprinkler as the water can be directed exactly where it is needed; giving the ground a good soaking once a week is better than a less thorough one every day, which encourages roots to form near the surface. It’s more important that fruit and vegetables are kept well-watered than ornamental plants, some of which produce a better display when slightly stressed anyway.

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2. Check for signs of disease on plants prone to them, i.e. blight on tomatoes, clematis wilt or apple scab, and treat accordingly. 3. Prune spring flowering shrubs so they don’t get leggy; most birds will have finished nesting, so you can also trim hedges without disturbing them. 4. Keep watering all plants in containers (indoor and outdoor), and feed them regularly. Anything in grow-bags (especially tomatoes) are prone to problems if watered erratically, so try to have a routine; aim to keep the soil moist but not wet. Plants transpire water all the time, so don’t fall into the trap of thinking if the sun's not shining plants won’t need watering – any breeze or wind will also increase the amount they use. 5. A lot of vegetables should be maturing about now; keep an eye on them, as unreliable weather may cause some to bolt (i.e. form flowers and seeds) - harvest these before this happens, which usually renders them useless anyway. Allow a plant or two to flower if you want to collect seeds, which is what you do with peas and beans anyway. 6. Check tomatoes regularly and pinch out any shoots between branches and the stem, which can appear with astonishing speed. 7. If fences or garden furniture need painting or treatment with a preservative, try to do it in the middle of a dry spell. 8. Take lots of pictures of the garden, especially parts which you think could be improved. That way, you’ll have a good reference to use when you come to think about moving things or buying new plants. 9. There may still be some vegetable plantlets in garden centres, so it’s not too late to plant some for harvesting this year. But check that they're not too leggy and make sure they have been well looked after – weedy looking seedlings rarely recover. 10.Salads generally mature quite quickly, so you can sow some every week or two to provide a succession of crops – ‘little and often’ is the best way. Children like to see instant results, so use these as a way of introducing them to gardening.

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Crossword Fancy £20 just for filling in our crossword? For your chance to win, send in your completed crossword to reach us by Friday 22 July 2022 to S40 Local, Studio 2, West Studios, Sheffield Road, Chesterfield S41 7LL or take a photo/ scan it & e: paul@s40local. co.uk Congratulations to last month's winner Dave Gee from Ashgate. ACROSS 1. Bury has first point in January (6) 4. Vault of water (6) 9. State of freedom in Hinduism and Buddhism (7) 10. Of the bone in the arm between elbow and wrist (5) 11. It happened in the Seventies (5) 12. Game Rob is puzzled by ban (7) 15. Scottish girl on Spanish island (4) 17. Two-time Prime Minister of Irish Republic (5) 19. Copes awkwardly on the range (5) 23. Swear in the boathouse (4) 26. Piercing tool found nowadays in melee (7) 29. King of India c264-238 BC (5) 30. Region in Northern Spain noted for wine (5) 31. Cover part to prove Al wrong (7) 32. Fall in America (6) 33. Adder found in the hot months (6) DOWN 1. Success of the German marvel (6) 2. Learn and grow plants here (7) 3. Cat lies in a flexible manner (7) 5. Note under fruit is vertical requirement (5) 6. Point off the champion on the dartboard (5) Page 50

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