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Tens of thousands missing in Japan, hospitals surrounded by troops in Bahrain, Libyan ground assault launched against rebels, UK jobless total hits 17 year high … just another day in March 2011.
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It’s at times like these that it makes me appreciate what I have and how small my problems are compared to those affected by the recent events. The media coverage of the events in Japan feels like watching a film or video game; but no. This is real. Pachamama* has made her presence felt. As I sit and type this, there’s a roof over my head, it’s nice and warm in here, in a minute I’ll have a sandwich, there’s bread in the bread bin, there’s water in the tap, power in the socket and gas in the pipe. If I need to go out there’s fuel in the van and a road that may be busy or it may not. I think this month I’ll be mainly appreciating the things around me that daily I take for granted. Perhaps my lot isn’t too bad after all. Bye till next month. Paul. *Pachamama: A goddess revered by the indigenous people of the Andes, usually translated as Mother Earth.
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What’s On? Saturday 26 March
Spring Concert at St Thomas' Church. 7pm to 10pm. Musical directors Rita Butler and Geoff Cox. Chesterfield Male Voice Choir will be performing their spring concert featuring special guests Castleford Male Voice Choir. Tickets £5.00. Contact 01246 345777/8, St Thomas' Church, Brampton.
Sunday 27 March
Chesterfield Farmers' Market at Chesterfield Market, Market Place, Chesterfield, S40 1AH
Monday 28 March
Brampton Living History Group: Slide show of Brampton in the Past by Nick Tomlinson. Held in St. Thomas’ Church Meeting Room, Chatsworth Road, at 7.30pm. Admission £1.50 including Refreshments. ALL WELCOME.
Saturday 2 April
Holymoorside Horticultural Society: Spring Show. 2:30pm to 4:30pm at the Holymoorside Village Hall. To take part contact Peter Forrow on 01246 568000 or turn up on the day to view.
Saturday 2 April
Holymoorside Choral Society: Spring Concert An evening of inspirational music including Vivaldi Gloria at Rose Hill URC, Chesterfield 7.30pm. Tickets £7.00 from choir members or 01246 569428.
Saturday 2 April
Petite Messe Solennelle by Rossini. 7:30PM Central Methodist Chrurch, Saltergate. The Chesterfield Philharmonic Choir with soloists from the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester. Tickets £12 for adults, Seniors £10, Children and Concessions £5 available from Tourist Info 01246 345 777/ 8 or JMJ Pottery on 01246 555461.
Wednesday 6 April
Ashgate Hospice: Zumba Event! Ladies come and join us for the new dance fitness craze, at the Winding Wheel, Chesterfield. Doors open at 7pm Zumba, from 7.30pm to 8.30pm. The bar will be open at 8.30pm. Tickets £5, register online at www.ashgatehospicevents.co.uk or call 01246 567250.
Friday 8 April
Mayor’s Gala Dinner: Casa Hotel, 7.30pm ‐ Fine dining and entertainment by the Tony Ray Sound, in aid of the Mayors Appeal. Tickets £45, available from the Civic Office on 01246 345239.
Saturday 9 April
Fairplay Sponsored Swim: Queen’s Park Sports Centre, 5.00pm – Are you up to the challenge, swim one of our set lengths or choose one of your own. Registration £5 for adults, £3 for children. To sign up contact Francesca at Fairplay on 01246 203963.
Saturday 9 April
Terminus Bowling Club Open Day ‐ Fancy a bowl? Pop in to our Open Day at the Terminus Club, Chatsworth Road (opposite Brookfield School). From 11:00 ‐ 16:00. Free ‐ All Welcome.
Saturday 9 April
Chesterfield & District Cats Protection: Holymoorside Bazaar at Holymoorside Village Hall 10.00 ‐ 13.00. Home made crafts, cakes, refreshments, tombola, books/puzzles, Cats Protection Merchandise and much more. Tel Gill: 01246 209946.
Monday 11 to Thursday 14
Looking Through A Distorted Lens: DCAS Creative Arts Groups exciting exhibition about stereotypes. Using a range of media and dance. Donut Creative Arts Studio, Springbank Road, Chesterfield S40 1NL. Press & Schools Day: Mon 3‐5pm & Evenings: Mon ‐ Wed 6‐9pm & Thur 6‐ 8pm. Contact: 01629 533060.
Monday 11 April
NEDIAS: Staveley Works and the Devonshire Works sites between 1906 – 2007. A talk and photos by Ron Presswood. 7:30pm, Friends' Meeting House, Ashgate Road. Contact Cliff: 01246 234212.
Tuesday 12 April
Chesterfield Civic Society: Includes a talk on 'The work of a magistrate' by D Sobczak JP. 7.30pm in the Eyre Chapel Newbold. Contact Yvonne Williamson (01246) 566509.
Tuesday 12 April
Holymoorside Film: "Made in Dagenham" A comedy drama of the 1968 strike at the Ford Dagenham car plant, where female workers walked out in protest against wage discrimination. Starring Sally Hawkins and Bob Hoskins. Cert 15. Starts at 8.00pm, Holymoorside Village Hall. See www.holymoorsidearts.co.uk or call Ann 01246 567118.
Wednesday 13 April Fairplay Coffee Morning, Fairplay Centre, 10 ‐ 12noon. Join us for our monthly coffee morning, delicious cake and a drink just £1.50. Thursday 14 April
Singing for the Brain. St John's Church Centre, Walton Back Lane 2pm to 4pm. Anyone with dementia or any similar condition is very welcome to come with their carers. Staff from Alzheimer's Society will be on hand for advice. Contact the Alzheimer's Society: 01246 223366.
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What’s On? Thursday 14 April
FAIRPLAY: "Songs from the Shows" Ringwood Hall, 7.30pm – An evening of music with classical singer Rachel Blake. Also appearing James Oakton solo guitarist and close hand magician Keith Christie. Light refreshments during the interval. In aid of Fairplay. Tickets £9.50 from Ringwood Hall.
Friday 15 April
The Tideswell Male Voice Choir: Saint John's Church 7:30pm. The Tideswell Male Voice Choir will perform at Walton Back Lane, Chesterfield. Tickets £6, from Anne Thompson on 01246 566448. Proceeds in aid of CHESTERFIELD & DISTRICT BRANCH Parkinson's UK.
Friday 15 April
Holymoorside History Society: A WALKTHROUGH HISTORY presented by Bob Brill and Freda Bowman. Holymoorside Village Hall at 7:30pm. Refreshments available. Contact Roy: 01246 569067.
Saturday 16 April
Boys Brigade Car Wash & Coffee Morning: 10am to 1pm at Storrs Road Methodist Church Centre, Upper Moor Street, Brampton. BB members want to raise as much cash as they can for the Mayor’s Charity, Fairplay. So please come along, have your car washed and wait with a cup of coffee.
Saturday 16 April
Fairplay Spring Fayre: Fairplay Centre, 1.00 ‐ 4.00pm. Activities for children and young people, stalls, table top sale, tombola and refreshments. Contact Francesca at Fairplay on 01246 203963.
Monday 18 April
Brampton Living History Group: The Sheffield Flood a talk by Reg Hobson. St. Thomas’ Church Meeting Room, Chatsworth Road, 7.30pm. Admission £1.50 includes refreshments. ALL WELCOME.
Monday 18 April
DISCOVER THE ALLEYWAYS AND PASSAGES OF MATLOCK. A Guided walk. Meet Matlock Co‐op Grocery at 10:30am. Led by Godfrey Holmes. Voluntary donation to Pathways Project. Details please call 01246 769836.
Saturday 23 April
Fairplay Easter Fayre: Whitworth Park, Darley Dale ‐ 1.00 to 4.00pm – Stalls, Easter egg trail, bouncy castle, cake stalls and lots of activities for children and young people. Contact Charlotte at Fairplay on 01246 203963.
Saturday 30 April
Chesterfield Dance Teams (Cock and Magpie Morris and Chesterfield Garland Dancers) are performing at various locations around Chesterfield town centre, starting at the Tourist Information Centre at 10.00am
Wed 4 to Sat 7 May Oscar Wildes "Importance of being Ernest" by the Chesterfield Playgoers Society. Performances at the Pomegranate evenings 7:30, Sat matinees 3pm. Tickets £10 adult and concessions £8 Children £7.50. Contact Pomegranate for tickets on 01246 345222. Saturday 7 May
Traditional New Orleans Jazz ‐ John Shillito's Select Six at All Saints Church, Wingerworth 7.30 p.m. Tickets £7.00 from 01246 568687 or on the door. A fund raising event for the church.
Thursday 7 May
Holymoorside Bowling Club: Annual Open Day. 1pm onwards at Holymoorside Bowling Green, Holymoor Road. New members welcome, come and try a new experience of Crown Green Bowling. Tea & Biscuits, coaching and bowls provided. Contact Ernie on 01246 568 324.
Sunday 15 May
Ashgate Hospice: Fancy Drag Race (Men Only) 5 mile road race starting at The Town Hall in Chesterfield’s Town Centre. So come on gents get you dresses on! Register online at www.ashgatehospicevents.co.uk or call the Fundraising Team 01246 567250.
Sunday 15 May
The Brampton 6 Walk: A walk to blow the cobwebs away on a Sunday morning. Starts at the Red Lion Inn, Stone Edge ‐ finishes at Brampton Brewery. One of the Peak District Walking Festival events. Booking essential. £5 per person / £4 concessions. Tickets can be purchased either online via www.visitpeakdistrict.com/hbwf or at the Tourist Information Centre in town.
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Regular Events Anytime
Ashgate Hospice: Come Dine at Mine! Hold a dinner party in aid of Ashgate Hospice, Come Dine at Mine is an exciting way to raise money, whilst socialising with your family and friends. Please contact Alison Ward for more information on 01246 567250 or email@example.com
Mondays Term Time
2nd Chesterfield Boys Brigade for boys and girls age 6 ‐ 18 at Storrs Road Methodist Church Centre. Every Monday during term time, starts 6pm. Contact 01246 274021 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Cock and Magpie Morris 8.00pm ‐ 9.30pm @ A.C.C.A 6 Ashgate Road, Chesterfield S40 4AA. New wo/ men dancers and musicians always welcome. Phone Shirley Niblock on 01246 207080 for further details or www.cockandmagpiemorris.org.uk
Linedancing, (Intermediates), 1pm ‐ 3pm Hasland Village Hall, Eastwood Park, Hasland. Further details ‐ contact Kathryn on 01246 569053.
The Olive Branch 'Drop In' at Brampton Moor Methodist Church, Chatsworth Road. Every Tuesday 10a.m. to 1.30p.m. Refreshments available. All welcome.
Chesterfield Garland/Clog Dancers 7.30pm‐9.30pm at Methodist Church Hall, Jaw Bones Hill, Chesterfield. New female dancers and wo/men musicians always welcome. Phone Barbara Wilson on 01246 230677 for further details or www.chesterfieldgarland.org.uk
Chesterfield Film Makers if you’re interested in making videos. Walton Village Centre, 7.30 for 7.45 pm. For more details phone 01246 277349 or visit www.chesterfieldfilmmakers.weebly.com
Rose & Crown: Old Road. General Knowledge quiz every Tuesday night ‐ gallon of ale for the winner. Last Sunday of each month, Music quiz ‐ gallon of ale for the winner & rolling cash prize for 100% score.
Linedancing, (Improvers), 3pm ‐ 4.15pm, Brampton Manor, Brampton. Members FREE, Non‐Members £4. Contact Kathryn on 01246 569053.
Bible Study Group meets 7 pm at the Gospel Mission Congregational Church. Contact Tina: 01246 557719.
2nd Tuesday of the month
Chesterfield Cycle Campaign: Meetings 7:30pm usually in Meeting Room 1 at Chesterfields Market Hall. Contact Alastair on 01246 520820.
3rd Tuesday of the month
Chesterfield & District Vegetable and Fruit Growers ‐ 7:30pm ‐ Methodist Chapel Meeting Room, Holymoorside. Come and join us to share your gardening experiences, beginners welcome. Contact John 01246 569515, Malcolm 01246 569948 or just turn up.
Mes Amis ‐ Champagne Knitters 5pm to 10pm at Mes Amis, 420 Chatsworth Road. Bring your knitting, sewing, cross stitch, crochet. Beginners and everyone welcome. £2.50 includes a hot drink and chocolate. Wine also available.
Brampton Ladies Club 7.15 for 7:45pm at Storrs Road Methodist Church. Meetings held every Wednesday during school term time with a speaker or social activity. Details 01246 272333.
Linedancing (Easy Intermediates) from 11.10 ‐ 12.20, Brampton Manor. Members FREE, Non‐Members £4. Contact Kathryn on 01246 569053.
Wednesdays term time
Free Voices Community Choir, The Friends Meeting House, Brockwell Lane ‐ 7.15 ‐ 9pm. We are a non‐performing choir who sing for enjoyment. No need to be able to read music. Contact Helen on 01246 237937 or email@example.com
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Regular Events 2nd Wed of the month NHS Retirement Fellowship: For retired NHS workers, usual format is a speaker and refreshments. Methodist Church Hall, Jaw Bones Hill, Derby Road, 2pm to 4pm. Just turn up or call Anne Hodson on 01246 275062. rd 3 Wed of the month Chesterfield Fairtrade Group 6.30pm in Chesterfield Town Hall. New members always welcome to help with events or attend meetings connected to promoting Fairtrade. Contact Jenie Lismore on 01246 455178 or Wendy Blunt on 01246 345308. Last Wed of the month Cotton Mill Club: Activity club for young adults with learning difficulties. 7pm till 9pm on the last Wednesday of each month at Holymoorside United Reform Church School Room. Contact: B Turner on 01246 566109 for details. Every Thursday
Brampton Community Band: Musicians welcome to join us and play lively folk dance music. 7.00 ‐ 9.00pm at Old Hall Junior School. Details on www.bramptoncommunityband.piczo.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or 01246 236805.
Chesterfield Photographic Society. Contact the club secretary Brian Davis 01246 275433.
1st Thursday of the month
Rendezvous Group: St Thomas' Church, Chatsworth Road. All seniors invited for light lunch followed by activities. 12.45 to 3.30pm. £2.50 to cover costs. Details phone 01246 272333.
1st Thursday of the month (not August) Fridays Term Time
Embroiderers' Guild, Chesterfield Branch: 7.00pm‐9.00pm at Eastwood Hall, Rose Hill, Chesterfield. Visitors welcome, for details call 01246 568228. 3rd Brampton (St Thomas’) Scout Group: Join the adventure for 6‐14 years olds in the Beaver, Cub or Scout Sections. Meet Friday evenings during term time. Contact Ben Widdowson 01246 567409.
Newbold Community Football Training: Highfield Park, Newbold, S41 7DF. 9:30am to 11:30am. Fun training for boys & girls of all abilities aged 5 to 15 years. Mini World Cup Competition held last Saturday of each month. FA qualified coaches, first aiders, drinks & snacks available. £2.00 per session. Contact Tim Sadler on 01246 277325 or email@example.com Art tuition: Unit 4 Brampton Courtyard S40 3RG. Telephone Georgia Peskett 07751 807 032.
Alternate Saturdays 1st Sunday of the Month
'The Way’ at Walton Evangelical Church: 3.00 ‐ 4.30pm. A group for adults with learning disabilities on the first Sunday of each month. You are welcome to join us for tea and biscuits followed by a short talk and activities such as craft, drama, 'singing. Carers welcome. Call free on 0808 108 2354.
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Happy 2nd Birthday
mazingly S40 Local is 2 years old, so this month I take you behind my business!
Now this is hard thing to do, as being objective about what you do, picking out what’s interesting and relevant rather than telling it all, chapter and verse is a challenge! Like writing a CV or job application.
space for the first edition, bearing in mind ‐ it didn’t exist and we’d never made a cold call in our lives, we were elated when by the end of the day we’d enough advertisers to produce a first edition.
Although probably unaware of her importance Yvonne Clarke at ‘Making it for You’ was one of our first calls and she agreed there and then to buy The concept of S40 Local was born a full page from us! Giving us the Christmas 2008, I’d been working as a confidence to go on and call others. Painter and Decorator for 3 years and Thank you Yvonne! after the financial markets crashed, A little bit about me. work started to dry up. I had time between jobs, thought I ought to I’m a Nottingham lad, not Chesterfield advertise and looked at the options available to me. I didn’t feel I was big born and bred – so probably see Chesterfield with fresh eyes and I love enough for some of the media, and it. I’ve lived here since getting didn’t want my advert to be lost in married in 2003. We’re on the others. I wanted to do something personal so developed some cards to doorstep of the Peak District, which is drop door to door, but I know where great for getting out on my bike.
these end up – I get them too! My in‐laws received a local mag in Leeds so I decided to have a go at putting something similar together. At the end of February I had a day out hitting Chatsworth Road and was pleasantly surprised by how friendly the business people were – no one gave me short shrift and chucked me out, in fact I was offered a hot chocolate in one shop and wine tasting in another – I decided I could get used to this! To follow this up my wife and I had a day on the phones selling advertising
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Before Painting and Decorating I’d been a Project Manager and Bid Manager at Boots, Royal Mail and CSC – giving me some great experience to help me run my own business.
from the area. I want to see the area where I live prosper, to be a great place to bring up my family ‐ and that’s been a big driver behind S40 Local. Chesterfield has a great feel, it has nearly everything I need, and it’s within spitting distance of the M1, Sheffield and Nottingham. I feel incredibly lucky to live around Chatsworth Road – it has something really special, with the great range of independents shops. So what have I learnt? From an early age I had a passion for design, I always thought I’d be a car designer, but somehow ended up in electronics. A desire or need to start earning some money landed me in a computer firm. S40 Local has put me back in touch with my creative side. Something else I’ve found out is ‐ I’m a great gossip and S40 Local gives me an excuse to go out find out what’s going on and share it with others!
What’s amazed me is the number of interesting and inspiring people we You’ll have seen S40 Local expand ‐ have in our small area. I’ve met we doubled the distribution last year brilliant people and made some great to 8,000 and the magazine has grown friends through S40 Local, and it’s from the first 16 pages. But, for me it through these people and many more‐ that our community will continue to feels like my job now reflects my values. I wasn’t comfortable in the thrive. It’s exciting to be part of that. corporate job off‐shoring work from So, thank you to everyone and Happy the UK to India for the sake of cost reduction, taking jobs and skills away Birthday to ME! My thoughts on S40 Local.
Thank You 360 Design, A&H Paving, Abode Lettings and Property Management, AF Plumbing and Heating, Amelias Café, Anderson Tree Services, Anderton Finance, Aquaman Design, Arcadia Too, Aries Taxi Service, Arum Floral Design, Ashgate Bathrooms, Ashgate Garden Care, Ashgate Hospice, Aurora A Capella, Avalex Home AV, Back to Basics (Gym), Bad Dog and Co Dog Training, Baker Ashton Photography, Ban Wrinkle, Barbara Batty, Bart Pickford Guitar Tuition, Bath Stall, Bentley Durose, Birds Funeral Services, Black Diamond Investigations, Black Eyed Susan, Blue Flame, Blue Med Holidays, Blue Stoops, Bluebell Wood, Bonds Picture Framing, Brampton Blinds and Carpets, Brampton Brewery, Brampton Manor, Brampton Picture Framing, Britannia Bowling Club, C G Roberts Decorators, Car Air Con Servicing, Car Audio Services, Carrick Vet Group, Cartridge World, Chatsworth Hair & Beauty, Chesterfield Borough Council, Chesterfield Language Learning Centre, Chesterfield Orangeries, Chesterfield Playgoers, Chesterfield Plumbing & Home Services, Chesterfield Swimming Club, Chesterfield Tourist Information, Child Minder - Sarah Sutton, Chris Downes, Chris Stone Garden Services, Chris Tyson, Christian Ward Photography, Chrysalis Kitchens, Clean Right, Click & Cut, Copy Express, Copy Shop, Created Gallery, Creative Greenhouse, Crown Decorating Centre, Crystal Clear, Crystal Magic, Curry Me Home, D.S. Electrical Ltd, Daisy Cakes, Dale Anderson Accountant, Dave Stone Design, Dean Reece, Derbyshire Doors, Direct Satellites, Directions Theatre Arts, DJN Home Services, Doggies and Moggies, Dollys Craft Cottage and Chatsworth Bridal, Dominic Gage, Dragon Balloon Company, Drain 2000, Egytec, Elite Swim School, Entire Maintenance Solutions, Ericson Building Contractors, Exlen Computers, Facelift, Fireplace Warehouse, First Aid For Furniture, First Class Kitchens, Flamesafe, Flowerbeds, Fredericks Ice Cream, Fresh Feet, Fresh Start Singles Group, G3 Design, Geoff Lowe, Georgia Peskett, Gift Horse, Giraffe Nursery Stores, GK Ford, Graphic Results, Greenlawn Garden Services, Groundsmiths, Grove Cottage, GWD Valeting, Hadfield Plant Hire, Harleys Interiors, Hasland Pet Supplies, Hello Beads, Highfield House Farm Shop, Holymoorside Arts, Holymoorside Film, Home Improvement Services, Hudsons Florists, Imperial Windows, InkExtra, Ironing Lady, Ivy Cottage Cattery, Jane Cosgrove, Jane Helliwell Hair Spa, JE James, JMJ Pottery, JMR Plastering and Joinery, Jodie Knott, John Cook Plumbing, Jono Hunt, JT Plant Hire, Julie Drury, King Electrical, Kiwi, Kleeneze, Koo Coffee, Teresa Lamberelli, Landscape Gardener, Lawnmower man, Libbys, Lighter Life, Lilypad, Lincoln Street Automotive, Linda Thompson Yoga, Little Black Dress, Logic Electrical, Love Candy Cakes, Lowes Property Services, M Gee joinery, Making it For You, Mark Holmes Builder, Merebrook Construction, Mes Amis, Middle East Food, Minuteman Press, MJ Redfords Building Services, Mode, Moo Moo, Neil Zealander, Newbold Bedrooms, Niche Hair, Nicola Johnson, Noble Motorsport, Nonsolvino, Oasis Architecture, Ogston Saling Club, Oh My Dog, Ovenclean, Palace Roofline, Pampered Chef, Paul Redfern Painter, Paul's Gardens, Payne Landscapes, Peacock Inn, Peak Bikes, Peak Change, Peak Therapy, Peak Yoga Class, Pennine Mortgages, Penrose Interiors, Pete Watson, Peter Bradshaw, Peter Phillips, Phoenix Trader, Polar Windows, Portrait Lounge, Prince Family Law, R P Davidson, Real Ale Corner, Riverford Organic Veg Box, Robin Outram Osteopath, Robs Jobs, Rockside Cattery, Rose & Crown, Rutland House Curtain Design, Ryan Pinder Guitar Tuition, Sally Nightingale, Scribe Furniture, Sharron Brennan, Shaun Gibbions Property Services, Simon Redfern Guitar Tuition, Slimming World, Smith Electricals, SMR Small Business Solutions, SMR Solutions, Somersall Finance, SP Computers, Squeekie Clean, SRW Fitness Training, St Johns Walton, St Mary's School, Steve Rawson Tiling, Storrs Road Church Centre, Streamline Swim School, Stuart Robinson, Studio 1, Style 2 Go, Sukiboo's Bakery, SUN Hing Takeaway, Sweet Illusions, Sweet Words, T Potts, Taylored Driver Training, Taylors Cleaning, TBG Learning, Terminus Bowling Club, The Mens Room, The Star Inn, The Vintage Tea Party, Therapy Sage, Three Counties Shokotan Karate Club, TLC Services, Travel Advisors UK Ltd, Treeneuk, Truegreen, Turf Tonik, TWH School of Motoring, UKEye, Vie Lounge, Walton Arts Festival, Walton Post Office, Walton Village Pre School, Weekend Warriors, Wineworks, Woodside Inn, YMCA, Yoga Bliss, Yoga For Life, Zebra Menswear, Zooble Technologies, my small team of dedicated deliverers, all those who have contributed (Howard Borrell and the Transition Chesterfield team to mention a couple), Tim and David Ward at Copy Express, my wife and family and lastly YOU - the reader. If by any chance I’ve missed your business or anyone off the list please accept my apologies. Please mention S40 Local • Page 15
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airplay ‐ it’s a local charity, based on Alexandra Road West ‐ whose aim is to support children and young people with physical, sensory, learning and behavioural disabilities and additional needs. They provide a full range of services including homebase support and for more complex needs link up with Chesterfield Royal Hospital.
400 local families access and benefit from Fairplays support services, with 28 children supported by the homebase support services ‐ where Fairplay provide a high level of support and services tailored to meet individual needs in a persons home. Each year the Mayor selects a charity to support through their term in office, The Mayors Charity, as it’s known, and Mayor Keith Morgan chose Fairplay. I visited Francesca Redmore of Fairplay to understand a bit more... It’s most active in the evenings, weekends or during the holidays ‐ as the children are in school places during the day. My visit coincided with half term and it was humming with activity ‐ some children playing basketball whilst others made bird boxes ‐ all having a great time.
group to run four days a week, to give the skills that most of us take for granted; such as catching a bus or shopping, vital skills that will enable them to live independently. To give a bit of background ‐ Fairplay was established 1992 by a group of local mums, whose children had disabilities, they found there was a need for a community space where they could get support or simply spend time with people in similar situations. Some of the original Mums are still involved today, giving consistency from the original start up. Fairplay became a registered charity in 2005. In 2010 Fairplay moved to their purpose built premises on Alexandra Road West, prior to that they’d been in offices on Chatsworth Road with outreach centres in community buildings across Derbyshire. These are still in place but the Alexandra Road West Centre means they can offer new services ‐ they have a specialist sensory room, specialist changing facilities and a sensory garden.
The centre has a selection of meeting rooms and a large hall which are available for hire by local businesses and community groups. Businesses such as CSC Ltd and Steria Ltd already For the 16 to 25 age group Fairplay are take advantage of the facilities. extending their independent living
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I asked Francesca about funding, as we’re all conscious of the reducing funds available for groups like Fairplay, “We’re funded by the Lottery funds for youth services, grants and trusts, Derbyshire County Council, through fund raising activities, the Primary Care Trust, and through support from local business, CSC Ltd, Steria Ltd, Brampton Manor, Shorts Accounting Group and Playbox Nursery to mention a few.” “Our funding is exposed due to potential cuts, although it’s not yet clear how they will impact us, but we are realistic and recognise that some of our frontline Children and Parental services may be hit.” In response Fairplay are looking to increase the fundraising focus and ensure they make the maximum use of resources at the centre to keep all their present services running “it’s going to increase our workload to maintain our position but the next few months will be an important time for us as we learn how priorities may have to change” said Francesca. What does Fairplay bring to the local community? “It’s about social skills, independent living, giving children with behavioural issues the skills to integrate them into society, about intervention and seeing positive results. I would love people to come down and get involved, we always need volunteers and I think it’s great for people to see the value we bring through the parental support we offer”. Thanks to Francesca for taking time out to talk to me, it was great to see the centre full of people engaged in activities they were clearly enjoying. There are a number of ways our community can support Fairplay: Financially, either in a long term commitment by becoming a sponsor; by attending and supporting their many events and activities throughout the year; by giving time and support as a volunteer, or simply by hiring one of their rooms. If you have time or money that you would like to donate to Fairplay please give Francesca a call on 01246 203963.
Mayor's Gala Dinner 8 April: 7‐11pm, Casa Hotel. Tickets £40 ‐ available from the Town Hall & Fairplay office.
Sponsored Swim 9 April: 5‐8pm, Queens Park, Chesterfield. Entry £3.00 Children, £5.00 Adults.
Coffee Morning 13 April 2011 10am ‐ 12noon, Fairplay Centre. Delicious cake and a drink just £1.50
Songs from the Shows 14 April: 7.30pm, Ringwood Hall Tickets £9.50 available from Ringwood Hall.
Spring Fayre 16 April: 1‐4pm, Fairplay Centre
Easter Fayre 23 April: 1‐ 4pm, Whitworth Park, Darley Dale.
Coffee Morning 18 May: 10am ‐ 12noon, Fairplay Centre. Delicious cake and a drink just £1.50
Sponsored Cycle 22 May: Carsington Water, 9am start. Entry Fee: 13km ‐ Free and 48km ‐ £7.50 with guide.
Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge 11 June: Yorkshire Dales Entry Fee £55 including guide, transport & campsite charge.
Coffee Morning 15 June: 10am ‐ 12noon, Fairplay Centre. Delicious cake and a drink just £1.50
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Chatsworth Road: My part in its downfall Local high streets are vital, says Ashley Parsons
his is the tale of a street – the high street – and how I fell in love with it again, after nearly killing it dead.
offered everything, shrink‐wrapped, convenient, and apparently always getting cheaper regardless of inflation. (A trend that culminated in Asda recently selling whole chickens Not deliberately, you understand. But for just two quid.) The choice for a while there I was lured away by between this utopia and schlepping the exotic attraction of the shiny new from one high street shop to another, grocery cathedrals we came to call paying higher prices as the carrier ‘supermarkets’. Each week I’d pay bags cut into your hands in the homage to the neatly stacked shelves, sheeting rain, was, as we would come comparing one special offer with to say in later, wiser years, a ‘no another, amazed that there was just brainer’. so much stuff to buy, all in a place so big you needed trolleys to move So why have I now returned, on foot, around. to using my local high street shops on a regular basis? Well, it’s a strange On my childhood initiation to this cult thing, but for starters – some of them of glaring white lights and air actually know my name! And that’s a conditioned aisles I remember staring plus point I’ve never found in disbelief at the new Tesco in Bristol: forthcoming down the supermarket. it had a miraculous suspended roof – a Also, I’ve decided I’m not entirely suspended roof I tell you! – and comfortable with that whole chicken seemed more like something out of a only costing two pounds. I’m a bit science fiction film than the west uncomfortable with the fact that, by country. weight, it’s (whisper it) cheaper than the dog food. And also, I’m just not That same store, tatty as it appears sure it’s healthy for supermarket now, was just one example of a new generation of super‐shops that, back chains to be so enormous. in the 1980s, seemed to confidently confirm Britain’s ability to be modern, at a time when, quite frankly, things like Ceefax and the Sinclair C5 just weren’t cutting it as ‘the future’.
Take Tesco: it’s just posted an all‐time record UK retail annual profit of £3.1 billion. Well done them and all that – I’m not knocking success. But this success has led to ‘Tesco Towns’ – places such as Inverness and Swansea The supermarkets set aside huge areas of free parking, started opening – where Tesco takes more than 50% of on Sundays, then even 24 hours, and all the grocery cash. Famously of
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humble east London origins, Tesco is now a ‘shop’ of such enormous proportions that, in 2008, it was named as the fourth largest retailer in the world (pause to let that fact sink in) and boasts a country sized revenue flow equivalent to Croatia or Vietnam. Now, I agree, supermarkets are only shops that’ve done well. And I still shop there sometimes myself. I’m just asking, is it sensible for us all to be so reliant on four super‐grocers for our food? Together, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda and Morrisons – the ‘Big Four’ – now corner around three quarters of the nation’s food retail. And that means they heavily influence the very way our country looks and feels. Consider the sad case of British apples. During the last forty years we’ve lost around 90,000 acres of our world renowned apple orchards – that’s two thirds of the national acreage we had in 1970. Even a fully paid‐up townie like myself can tell that’s a pretty brutal ‘new look’ for the countryside. How’s it happened? Well you can’t lay it all at the supermarkets’ door. UK government and EU policies have had a big effect too. But with supermarkets mostly stocking apples imported from New Zealand, South Africa and China – varieties that can survive long distance travel and look good on the shelf – native British
APPLES: Just one of 2,300 UK varieties of apple
apples are basically unprofitable. So the ancient orchards get the chop. Ah, but that’s just globalisation, you might say. Such tragedies are unavoidable when it’s cheaper to fly bulk quantities of chilled Fuji apples across the world than to buy small volumes of Ribston Pippins or Laxton’s Superb from a producer down the road. True, to a point. But there are 2,300 varieties of apple native to the UK. When was the last time you saw more than a couple of them in the supermarket? Have you even heard of endangered varieties such as the Ribston Pippin or Laxton’s Superb? (Neither had I). Back on the high street, I’m buying my apples in a local shop. They might sometimes be more expensive than down at the supermarket, but I see having a decent greengrocer’s so close to home as, well, priceless. These days Chatsworth Road counts as a rare breed: a local high street with a renegade spirit and a fine tradition of independent trading. It’s proof that the downfall of the local high street is far from inevitable.
recession, times have been tough on local high streets for many years. And this has been linked to our national love affair with the supermarkets. Time and again it’s been proved: when a new supermarket opens or expands, small shops close. I know that on my own, shopping on my local high street won’t singlehandedly ensure its future. But a familiar phrase comes to mind: ‘every little helps’. I’m hoping that the Chatsworth Road Traders & Residents Association can help promote a street that is as much about being a shared public space, and a reflection of a community’s unique character, as it is about a brilliant set of locally owned shops. And that potential for community involvement is really the key. Because a local high street belongs to the people in the way a supermarket never can. We all have a stake in it.
Offering your support to that idea does not need to involve reinventing the wheel or any great expense. There are 50,000 people living in Clapton – enough of us to ensure that if we want a bustling local high street we can have one, now and in years to But the way things are going on other come. So long as we feel inspired to high streets, it’s a case of ‘use it or get involved, each in our own way. lose it’. (2,000 small shops close per Even if that only means buying apples. week, nationally.) Recession or no
Clapton? If you stuck with it you’ll have got to the penultimate paragraph and read “Clapton”. The article you’ve read is about Chatsworth Road in the London borough of Hackney. I discovered the Chatsworth Road Traders and Residents Association (CRTARA) whilst googling Chatsworth Road one day. After reading one or two items on their website I came to the conclusion that Chatsworth Road S40 and Chatsworth Road E5 have more in common than just their name. The CRTARA are very active in helping build the business community and ensure that as a group they pull together for the good of the area. I think there’s mileage in something similar for the Chatsworth Road that’s much closer to home. But in the meantime I wanted to share this article with you. To find out what else is going on at Chatsworth Road E5, visit their website: www.chatsworthroade5.co.uk
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Bikeability For Local Schools
In S40 courses are already scheduled at Brookfield, Parkside and Whitecotes schools, and a course will be available at Queen's Park Leisure Centre during the Easter holidays. If successful it is hoped this may Bikeability is the new Department for become a regular feature during Transport bike training scheme ‐ billed school holidays. as 'Cycling Proficiency for the 21st Century'. The scheme has three Our local instructors are registered to levels, a child typically starts deliver the Bikeability training in Bikeability lessons once they have schools for pupils in years 5, 6 and 7, learnt to ride a bike, with 10‐11 year through to Level 3. olds progressing through to Level 2, and then Level 3 at secondary school If you would like to find out more (11‐18 year olds). Certificates and shiny about Bikeability training for individuals or for a school please luminous badges are awarded for contact wheely fun wheels on: successful completion of each level. heely fun wheels, is a local business dedicated to all things bike! and one of the services they are now offering is Bikeability training.
Thanks to funding from the local School Sports Partnership, Wheely fun wheels fully trained Bikeability instructors are bringing cycle training to many schools in Chesterfield in 2011.
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We Are The Champions Is this our worst title yet?
n the last edition we featured the Destination Chesterfield project. However, when I was browsing the Chesterfield Forum I noticed a thread referring to the article and realised I’d omitted a key element of the project ‐ the Chesterfield Champions scheme. The Champions are a diverse group of local business owners who sponsor the project, shape the direction by inputting at working sessions and commit to supporting the approach. I’ve become one through S40 Local and have attended a number of sessions to input and feed into various elements of the project. At the last event we were presented with the draft business plan and undertook a workshop to develop ideas to feed into the final plan ‐ we’ll update you on this in future editions. The champions represent most sectors of business; manufacturing, financial services, media, legal, creative, leisure, tourism,
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regeneration, public sector, charity and the education sectors. And include Global Brands, Inspirepac, Northern Tea and Robinsons as well as developers of the regeneration sites including Chesterfield Waterside and Birchall Properties. Alongside these major players are the smaller independent businesses, like myself, whose role is as important in spreading the word. Dom Stevens, Destination Chesterfield Manager states “in fact, anyone who greets people from outside the area should consider themselves as ambassadors for Chesterfield.” A current list of Champions are shown on the opposite page, and if you want to keep in touch with the latest project news, go to: www.chesterfield.co.uk www.twitter.co.uk/chesterfielduk www.facebook.com/chesterfielduk
“We have always been in Chesterfield, and as we have grown we have had no desire to leave. Chesterfield’s central location, being only one hour away from 70% of the UK population, gives us the ability to offer a prompt and efficient service to our national UK customers, and gives us a sense of identity that is part of our heritage. From small beginnings as ‘The Spire Tea Company’, Chesterfield has offered us everything that we need, from dedicated, long serving staff, to dedicated, long standing customers! We love it here!” James Pogson, Director of Northern Tea Merchants Ltd
“Having been born and bred in Derbyshire, Chesterfield was always going to be a base for the business. Growing up here, I have already seen massive transformation, watching Chesterfield go from a sleepy market town to a thriving, up‐ and‐coming rival to larger towns and cities surrounding it. I am passionate about continuing the investment that is already happening here – investment that will attract new business and put Chesterfield on the map as an exciting, ambitious and beautiful place to live and work.”
Ashgate Hospice Arvato UK and Ireland Barber Harrison & Platt Bigstuff Media Birchall Properties Brampton Brewery BRM Solicitors Brampton Manor Cathelco Calabria Caffe, Bar & Restaurant Casa Hotel Chart LSP Chamber of Commerce Chatsworth Estate CheethamJackson Chesterfield Borough Council Chesterfield College Chesterfield Football Club Banner Jones Chesterfield Waterside Crush Design and Creative Marketing DCJ Group Insurance & Risk Management Derbyshire County Cricket Club Dolomite Training Derbyshire Times Dunston Lodge Evolution Training Fairplay Fredericks of Chesterfield FWD Motion Limited Inspirepac JMJ Pottery/The Pottery Flat Kier Asset Partnership Services Koyander Associates Linacre Associates Ltd Mark Jenkinson & Son Motorseeker (UK) Ltd NatWest Bank Northern Tea Merchants Parkside Community School R A Beaver Ltd Reflections Magazine Robinson PLC Roe Developments Roy Peters Estates S E Redfern Ltd S40 Local Shorts Chartered Accountants Staveley Town Council St. Mary's RC School Style Leisure (Red Lion Pub and Bistro) Taylor Oliver Partnership Twist Magazine WCEC Architects Yorkshire Bank
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20 Years of Payne Landscapes
s we at S40 Local celebrate our 2nd birthday, Mark Payne from Walton is celebrating 20 years of Payne Landscapes. The business originally emerged as many small businesses do, as a result of being laid off over the winter from his first job. Mark had studied Landscaping, Horticulture and Tree Surgery at Broomfield College in Derby, gained his National Certificate in Horticulture and Landscaping. “Initially I focused on general maintenance, lawn mowing, tree work and hedge cutting, but soon realized that I found real pleasure in garden construction and hard landscaping (examples before and after are shown opposite). Originally from Calver, my work in the early days was in the Hope Valley and Bakewell area. When I moved to Chesterfield in 2000 my work expanded here. I enjoy meeting the people of S40 and find it extremely fulfilling to transform a garden into the dream garden a customer has always wanted. Each day provides new challenges, the cold, wet winter months can particularly try my resolve! I am extremely proud of all the projects I have undertaken and although Paul asked me to pick a favourite, I can’t! At Payne Landscapes we offer a full range of garden services from lawn mowing, hedge cutting, fencing, turfing to full garden re‐constructions. In the future I hope to offer a CAD garden design service. I am registered with the Derbyshire County Council Trusted Trader Scheme which strives to help local people to find fair and reliable businesses. Happy 20th Birthday Payne Landscapes from S40 Local.
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My Encounters with Manor School Janine MannionJones (JMJ Pottery)
Historic building refused listing status
first came across the Central Building of the Manor School in 1963 when my sister Carolyn and I went to the swimming pool underneath the building for swimming lessons. The changing rooms were amazing with really high ceilings that made you feel so small, underneath ground level. Later whilst at secondary school I attended Pottery lessons in the Art rooms, in the evenings, with Mr Redhead as the tutor. I attended yoga classes in the Gymnasium, when I was pregnant with Alex, my son, who is 25 this March. Then in the early 1990’s both Alex and Anna started to learn to swim in the swimming pool. When I started the pottery in 1996 the School was bought by Derbyshire County Council Clowne College and I bought old Home Economics tables and stools from them and displayed some of my pots in a display case. The school has many memories for me and I should imagine many people of Chesterfield. As a landmark it dominates the skyline above Ashgate (towards the town centre) and the views from Boythorpe and Lower Brampton. This building is a fine example of its time which I, and many others, would be most upset to lose from the neighbourhood (I have lived around the corner from it for the last 27 years). I hope the Avondale practice with the Primary Care Trust and developers can come up with a plan to use the outside shell of the building and develop the space inside into the new medical practice. Page 34 • www.s40local.co.uk
Do you have any historic detail about the building? YES then see contact below, email us or discuss at www.chesterfieldforum.net
hesterfield Borough Council has announced its disappointment at the government’s decision not to give listed building status to the old Central School building on Ashgate Road, Chesterfield. The Council regard the building to be attractive, locally distinctive and of significant local architectural and historic interest and that it makes an important contribution to the character and appearance of the Ashgate Road street scene.
existing building, which is scheduled to begin in the near future. Cllr Ian Openshaw, Chair of the Council’s Planning sub‐Committee said: “The decision not to list the building is clearly a disappointing one and will be of concern to many people in Chesterfield. As an unlisted building not situated within a conservation area and not a dwelling, the Council has no control over its demolition.
“The only opportunity to challenge the decision is if we can produce significant evidence on the The Minister for Tourism and Heritage architectural or historic interest of recognises the former school is 'a well the building that hasn't already known and loved building' which can been considered. If anyone has be seen from many other areas of information about the building, Chesterfield but states it ‘lacks the such as any historic detail, that special interest in a national context may be of value for an appeal I necessary to justify designation’. would urge them to contact the The building has now been bought by Council immediately.”
the Avondale Road Medical Practice in association with Peak Pharmacy and the PCT. The intention is to relocate the medical practice from Avondale Road into a purpose designed facility on the site involving demolition of the
To submit information or for more information contact Paul Staniforth, Chesterfield Borough Council. Call 01246 345781 or email: email@example.com
A new planning application for the redevelopment of the site for the new medical centre has now been submitted to the Council. Application CHE/11/00135/FUL can be inspected at www.chesterfield.gov.uk or at the Planning Service reception at the Town Hall.
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St Thomas’ Church Centre
n the queue at St Thomas’ Pre school someone asked “Do you know what they are doing round the back?” I kind of knew it was a new Church Centre but not much more than that, so I thought it would be good to sit down with Paul Benson of the PCC Sub‐Development Committee at the church to understand more about the project.
meeting room was added to the rear of the church building, followed by two portakabins some 20 years later. The congregation started developing plans for an additional building in the early 1970’s and a building, linked to the Church to replace the existing meeting room, was favoured but never materialised, perhaps because the Church is a listed building.
sympathetic to it’s surroundings but functional and to consider the use of renewable energy e.g. an air source heat pump. A series of options were prepared by the Architect and presented to the Church.
With a design agreed, a planning application was submitted in November 2008 and in March 2009, BACKGROUND: St Thomas’ Church on PROGRESS: Designs that attached following consultation, planning Chatsworth Road, Brampton has the new extension to the Church consent was granted to enable St served the people of the area since were at a high cost, as they needed Thomas’ to proceed. Work began 1831. People have come and gone and to reflect the church design, and the building has been adapted and offered little space gain as it replaced prior to Christmas 2009 on the altered to take account of their the existing meeting room. So, in July groundworks, not an easy task as they had to remove trees and needs. Nearly 40 years ago, a 2008, Rev. Matt Barnes introduced Japanese knotweed ‐ in preparation his vision for a new, purpose made separate building to meet the needs for constructing the building, deal of the Church. This building would be with existing graves and fill mining voids that were discovered. located where the existing portakabins were sited and would The tender to build was appointed to enable St Thomas’ to retain the local Contractor Jaybuild Projects Ltd existing meeting room, providing in early 2010, a contract was signed more floor area than was previously and work commenced on site in July proposed and would not be impacted 2010. The project is now in its final by the listed status of the Church. stages and everyone is excitedly working to a June completion date. Architect, Anthony Short & Partners, were appointed in early Summer FUNDING: The Church congregation 2008 to draft proposals for a building; secured the funding of the utilising eco‐friendly materials construction, made possible through (including a steel work frame, ‘Gift Days’, fundraising events which quarry waste stonework, a started in late 2007 such as, green roof with sponsored bike rides and walks, line rainwater dancing events and markets, a ladies harvesting), dessert evening, folk concerts and be choral recitals to name a few and grant funding , Paul emphasised that “it was important that all monies
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were in place before the project commenced.”
community centres St Thomas’ Centre is not looking for ‘mere’ users of their facilities, rather, we’re keen to work with ‘community The new building of approximately 400m2 in floor area, would support the following activities; partners’ who - A café area share our desire - A space for recreation, church parties, socials, etc to see Brampton - Work with the elderly (over 55’s club, etc) become a - Work with children and young people healthier, - Small meeting and conference facilities happier, more - A venue for alternative worship connected and - Space that could be easily made available for local integrated community groups; community. We - Office facilities are keen to build relationships with our user groups so CENTRE USE: St Thomas’ are now we can effectively meet the needs of looking at how the centre will be run our community together. Partnership and considering establishing a is key to what we hope to achieve dedicated team to optimise the use through the new facility. St Thomas’ of the new facility by the local church provide facilities for between community. 15‐20 community groups and organisations, we want to work Primarily, the centre will be a resource to support the activities and closely with the Brampton community and will be offering a mission of St Thomas’ and its vital, new community facility to the associated groups. “Unlike other
area. We look forward to working closely with others who value Brampton as we do.” Once work is complete a courtyard to the rear of the church will hopefully provide a focal point for some form of feature. The church hope to open this up to suggestions about how this could demonstrate the role St Thomas’ has in Brampton’s History. Thanks to Paul Benson for taking time out to talk to us, the anticipated opening of the centre is fast approaching, so we’ll try to keep you informed over the final stretch of the project. If you would like more information about St Thomas’ development project you can visit the St Thomas website at http:// www.stthomas‐ brampton.org/ sttdev.html or alternatively contact the Church office on either 01246 558461 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Eliza Laben: Mogul Skier Being a snowboarder, I don’t like moguls! Perhaps you’re thinking ‘What’s a mogul?’ Moguls are a series of bumps on a piste formed when skiers push the snow into mounds or piles as they turn sharply to scrub off (or reduce) speed. Once formed, a naturally occurring mogul tends to grow as skiers follow similar paths around it, further deepening the surrounding grooves known as troughs. Mogul fields are generally on fairly steep pistes, which are often narrow or contain obstacles that must be skied around ‐ left ungroomed they create areas where skiers can’t go too fast as they can’t ski in a straight line.
few years, has maintained her status as female British Junior Open Champion in her age category. We caught up with Eliza’s dad David to see how it all started. “My wife, Rachel and I met at Sheffield ski village where Rachel was a part time ski patroller and I was training to be an instructor ‐ so it was inevitable that our kids would have to be skiers. I started teaching Eliza to ski at 3 years old ‐ she’s competed in Slalom and tried Freestyle events but has always been drawn to the moguls. I think it’s because the atmosphere is more supportive and less aggressive than we’ve encountered at other races. In general the events are simply a lot of fun.” “She’s been competing since the age of 8 and usually trains every Saturday with the Sheffield Sharks, every other Sunday with the British Ski Team at The Snowzone at Castleford, with Grom Camps at Tamworth to develop general fitness and her ability to perform tricks on skis, plus Manchester for freestyle coaching.” Does she get chance to train more locally? “She did trampoline training at Queens Park, but lack of an instructor meant this was no longer an option.” All this time spent training, does she still have time for school? “There’s no effect on school at this stage as most of the training is at a weekend and her afterschool clubs such as football help with her general fitness. Brookfield have been great and are helping with the trampolining that helps Eliza perform the aerial tricks.”
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Why are aerial tricks so important? Mogul skiing is a judged event, which also uses the objective measurement of time. Competitors ski down a steep mogul course covered in snow bumps or "moguls" and perform two different jumps on the way down. They are judged on the technical quality of their turns, the form of the two jumps and are awarded points for time. The jumps add individuality and flair to the runs and consist of single or multiple positions, grabs (where the hand grabs the skis), flips and rotations. So you’ve got to be good in the air!
Looking further ahead what’s the plan? “In the near future Eliza has ambitions to start competing in Europe, and this is essential if she wants to gain a place on the England team, but in the current economic climate there’s no support for British skiers because of its minority position and even a three day trip to a French or German competition cost us in excess of £1000. Obviously the Olympics would be her ultimate dream but we are under no illusion that it is highly unlikely having seen what Ellie Koyander and Andy Longley are having to go through to try and get into the 2014 games.” Thank you to David Laden for giving us that insight into Eliza’s talents and good luck to Eliza for the future, it’s fantastic to hear about the commitment and dedication of our local sports people.
Eliza (no. 60) Skiing At The Snowzone, Castleford
Eliza training at Rossendal Dry Slope
If you’re a local sporting individual or team and want to share your story don’t forget to get in touch at Sport@S40local.co.uk or call us on 01246 568519.
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Things to do in the garden: April 6. Re‐pot house plants that are Hopefully the long and hard showing signs of becoming winter we've had will be behind us and we can start enjoying our root bound. gardens again. 7. Clean your patio and garden 1. Repair bare patches in the furniture in preparation for lawn by sowing grass seed. sitting outside (hopefully). Sow or turf new lawn areas. 8. Don't be tempted to buy tender bedding plants until 2. Keep an eye out for weeds there is absolutely no risk of appearing in your flower beds. frost. 3. Put fertiliser or manure on 9. Re‐paint your shed, decking your flower beds and top up and pergola when its dry with the compost in any pots and preservative or stain. tubs. 4. Apply a fertiliser with high nitrogen content on your lawns to encourage strong grass blade growth. 5. Plant clematis, honeysuckle and wisteria. Page 44 • www.s40local.co.uk
10. Secure any rambling and climbing roses.
Thanks to Paul Ashgate Garden Care
Zumba Moving the world to a new beat have a blast and don’t even realise Zumba® is a new exercise sensation sweeping the world, and it’s arrived in they are exercising. Chesterfield! So what is it all about? It’s different! The music, the steps, the moves, the class, the energy ...... Are you ready to party yourself into nothing compares to a Zumba® shape? That’s what the Zumba® program is all about. It’s an Fitness Party! exhilarating, effective, easy‐to‐follow, It’s easy! The Zumba® program is Latin‐inspired, calorie‐burning dance designed for everyone – any fitness ™ fitness‐party . Dancers and non‐ level, any background, any age (14 dancers can easily master a Zumba® years plus, with parental supervision)! class, previous dance experience is not necessary. The class creates a It’s effective! The Zumba® program is party‐like atmosphere making it non‐ cardio‐based with components of intimidating for non‐dancers, non‐ resistance/sculpting training to tone exercisers or people who’ve the entire body. previously hesitated to join a group The key to achieving fitness goals is to class. At the same time veteran adhere to a fitness program. The exercisers enjoy working in the fun, party‐like environment. The Latin and Zumba program is easy and enjoyable International music rhythms are a real so people want to do it again and again! motivator. ® What makes ZUMBA so successful? Sue McGregor, who leads six classes a week in Chesterfield and Ashover, is a It’s a blast! The ZUMBA® program is professional fitness instructor and “exercise in disguise”. Participants therapist with over 17 years of
experience, is a Level 3 qualified Pilates instructor, REPs (Register of Exercise Professionals) certified, and runs her own successful therapy practice in Brampton, Chesterfield. If you’re interested in attending a class, please contact: Sue McGregor on 07958 673891 or email: email@example.com
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Community My Marathon Effort Marie Old
elp! My legs are hurting and on Sunday 17 April I’m running the 26.2 miles of the London Marathon. Why? To try and raise money for the children’s charity Barnardo’s. I started running (or to be precise, very slowly jogging) last August when I was fortunate to be selected to run the Marathon for Barnardo’s. I’d applied on a bit of a whim and was somewhat surprised when I was offered a place. I remember putting on my running shoes and striding out; only to be totally out of breath and exhausted by the time I reached the end of my street. The enormity of a marathon suddenly hit home. I’d applied to run for Barnardo’s after spending some time gazing at my baby daughter. Hopefully she’ll be ok and well supported throughout her life, but sadly thousands of children and young people find themselves in situations that perhaps aren’t ideal.
Barnardo’s is there to help. Whatever the issue, from drug abuse to disability; child poverty to homelessness, they offer support and guidance to individuals and families. Eight months down the line, I’m all set. I’ve jogged my way through rain, wind, sunshine and snow; up hills and down dales; round and round the streets of Walton, Holymoorside and Brampton. I’m still no athlete. I’m rather slow and my legs are aching but all being well I’ve done enough to make it round the course and over the finishing line. So, if you happen to be watching the London Marathon on Sunday 17, please spare a thought for my tired legs and urge me on. I need all the help I can get. If you wish to support Barnardo’s or myself, please log on to www.uk.virginmoneygiving.com/ MarieOld
To celebrate the Year of Books Walton Bookworm invite enthusiastic, adult readers to join a new local book group. Books will be provided by the Chesterfield Library and evening meetings will be held locally each month. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest.
Derbyshire Police New Website
erbyshire Constabulary has launched its new website to give people more information about their local officers and make it easier for them to contact the force. The new site is easier to navigate and gives people the chance to personalise the homepage, showing them the latest news from their area each time they visit, as well as meeting details and local priorities. Residents will also find it simpler to contact their local Safer Neighbourhood policing team and they can fill in an on‐line form to suggest the issues their team should be tackling in the community. Web manager Ben Sherwin said: “We wanted a website that gave the force a modern face and made it easier for
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the public to find the information they most commonly look for. “We also wanted a site that encouraged people to come back more often to keep up‐to‐date with their local policing team.” The search facility has been improved so searches will return results from Derbyshire police and the national Ask the Police website. It is anticipated that this will reduce non‐emergency calls to the force as more people find what they need on line. The Derbyshire Police Authority website has also been revamped, sharing a similar design to the new force website. For more information, visit www.derbyshire.police.uk
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t the Environment Agency it’s our job to manage the risk of flooding and minimise the impacts that floods can cause to people, homes, businesses and infrastructure
What are we doing? We have started work to reduce the risk of flooding in Chesterfield. Riverside trees, branches and other vegetation can cause flooding if they fall into the watercourse and get stuck under bridges. Debris can build up behind them and create an obstruction or dam that holds back water. This can then lead to flooding of properties and land.
Where will we be working? Our maintenance work for the River Hipper (the Chesterfield River Works) will focus on the stretch of river from Walton Fields to where the Hipper joins the River Rother.
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We will be removing trees and debris from the channel. We will carry this work out in two phases: January to March and then again in August to October. Routine winter channel clearance by our in house workforce has recently started on other rivers in the Chesterfield area that we have responsibilities for including the River Rother, River Whitting and River Drone. They will also be doing work on the River Hipper upstream of Walton Field Road to the Haddon Close area. This work only covers the removal of vegetation that may cause flooding.
good condition for birds and aquatic wildlife. Once the trees, and debris have been removed, we will plant low ‐growing vegetation to improve the biodiversity of the area where required. On the stretch of River Hipper from Walton Fields to where the Hipper joins the River Rother we will also remove any invasive non‐native plants such as Japanese knotweed, giant hogweed and Himalayan balsam, that we find.
What next? We want to establish a long‐term maintenance programme for the river Hipper and we are exploring a river stewardship Habitats and biodiversity: We aim approach. We will be discussing this with a wide range of interested to reduce the risk of flooding in Chesterfield whilst being sympathetic organisations. to the natural environment. If you would like to know more about the work we are doing in your area We have planned the work so that it call Jonathon Moxon on 0113 2134926 will take place outside of the bird or email: nesting season. Our surveys have taken into account important habitats jonathan.moxon@environment‐ agency.gov.uk for species such as brown trout, crayfish, otters and bats. We will leave the watercourse in a
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Chesterfield & District Vegetable and Fruit Growers John Baker
t the bottom of our garden are three raised beds where we plant vegetables each year ‐ with varying degrees of success. But having been in touch with John Baker it seems he might have the answer to my many gardening conundrums, in the form of the Chesterfield and District Vegetable and Fruit Growers. This is what they’re all about. “ We’re an informal, friendly group formed a couple of years ago by a few like minded individuals interested in sharing their experiences of growing fruit and veg in either garden or allotment. A common theme (and frustration) shared by gardeners is ‘why your neighbours beans (or whatever) have done so well but yours are pathetic looking specimens hanging off the canes!’ We don't profess to be experts, but we offer the opportunity to share tips and ideas based on our experience.
planted, onion sets and sowings of peas and root crops – beetroot, parsnips etc. can begin. Whilst there's a fair bit of science involved much of gardening is an art. Take for instance, the start of the growing season not only does it vary from The South up to Scotland but differs from year to year, so don't be too disappointed if things don't always work out as planned, it's all part of the fun! So, at the April meeting (Tues 19th) the main topic will cover these and the many other activities at this busy time in the gardening calendar. We don't stop at growing stuff, we try recipes for using up inevitable surpluses – this can range from humble soups, potent blackberry vodka through to more odd combinations like chocolate beetroot cake.
We try not to take it too seriously and have a good laugh at the many and varied experiences. So if you want to grow but don’t know where to start or The expertise within the group ranges simply want to meet like minded from novice through to serial allotment people, you'll be most welcome – and holder, with the emphasis on learning you don't need a huge garden. from each other. If you do decide to join us at our We often share plants and produce, monthly meetings we share the cost of although this isn't compulsory, but it’s the room and a cuppa, which currently a good way to manage the surpluses works out at a couple of pounds each ‐ we have from time to time, and it's a not an expensive night out. good opportunity to try out plants or rd fruit and veg that may have passed you Meetings are held on the 3 Tuesday of each month at Methodist Chapel by. We also try seed swaps so we can Meeting Room, New Road, try out new produce. Holymoorside. For further details speak Growing good produce is generally the to either John – 01246 569515 or result of much hard work ‐ preparing Malcolm 01246 569948.” the ground, keeping the weeds down Thank you John ‐ now when do you and protecting your precious plants want to drop off that apple pie? from the onslaughts of garden pests. It's quite amusing to hear the methods used, for instance, to capture and despatch the deadly slug. Our meetings reflect the season and “what you should be doing now” so when this is published in April, the soil should have warmed up after the winter frosts so potatoes can be Page 50 • www.s40local.co.uk
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Streamline Swim School Children's Swimming Lessons Mon to Thu evenings Sat mornings Adult Only Swimming Lessons Mon Evenings & some Thu Evenings Ashgate Croft Children's School Holiday Courses Call for details & dates One to One Lessons for all abilities
Call Marie on 07773 158 925 eMail: email@example.com Ashgate Croft School Brookfield Community School Chesterfield
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S40 Local: Classifieds Oak Wall Unit: £95 Solid wood; oak veneer wall unit in 3 Sections. Cupboards at bottom, display cabinet and drinks cabinets in the middle, shelving at top. Vgc £1000 when new. Call 01246 568263 (Brampton). Sunbed: £95 Philips HB 542A Sunbed. Vgc, hardly used. Call 01246 568263 (Brampton). Scalextric: £20 Micro Scalextric Rally Stages; boxed. Call 01246 568263 (Brampton) Playmobil: £95 Large amount of Playmobil includes castle, pirate ship, island, zoo, farms, etc plus people and vehicles. Excellent condition; cost around £400 when new. Call 01246 568263 (Brampton). Travel Cot: £30 Mothercare travel cot with mattress and carrying bag. Hardly used in excellent condition, like new. £30. Call 01246 204959 or 07762 416747 (Walton). New Mattress: £25 3’ blue single mattress as new used only twice. £25. Call 01246 567213 (Somersall). Bedspread/Throw: £12 Luxury embroidered bedspread/throw in lavender. Still boxed 240cm x 220cm. £12 (was £40 new). Call 01246 567213 (Somersall). Antique Sewing Machine: £20 Antique Treadle Singer sewing machine ‐ folds into wooden frame on wrought iron stand £20 ‐ 01246 234696 (Walton). FARFISA SCALA ELECTRONIC FULL ORGAN: £200 ono All proceeds to Ashgate Hospice. 2 Manual, Rhythm unit, 5 Flutes, Piano, Guitar and many more. 7 Foot pedals, headphone & microphone sockets. Perfect Order. Suit Church. £200 ono. Call 01246 211663 (Walton). Gas Cooker: £150 Cannon double oven gas cooker. Model number C50 GKX, 6 months old. Cost £415 accept £150. Call Chris on 01246 567131. Page 54 • www.s40local.co.uk
Drums: £50 Premier snare drums x2, sticks and stands brand new £50 07909 984263 (Walton). Childs Walking Boots: £10 Karrimor Childs Walking Boots in Charcoal/Pink Size 9 VGC £10. Call Jo: 01246 569779.
Ford Puma BLACK: £2,400 ono. Beautiful low mileage Ford Puma 1.7, 3 door hatchback, pearlescent black with leather seats. Only 40,000 miles, (2001), 2 careful owners, full service history and paperwork; alloys, aircon, electric windows, remote locking etc. Recent cam belt change, 4 months MOT. Reluctant sale. £2400 ono. Contact Lindsay on 234696 (Walton).
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AF PLUMBING AND HEATING Boiler Installations Gas Fires & Cookers Servicing & Breakdowns Landlord Certificates & Gas Safety Checks Bathroom & Shower Installations
Tel 01246 203748 Mob 0775 773 7283 www.afplumbing.net
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A&H Paving Ltd
Call Tony on: t: 01246 207 046 m: 07890 657903
Block Paving Fencing Drainage Concrete Drop Kerbs Patios Tarmac DCC Registered All construction
Vernon Road • Brampton • Chesterfield S40 1EL
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CHESTERFIELD PLUMBING & HOME SERVICES
Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
“A Polite, Reliable Service”
Free Deodorising (quick dry) Seven Day Service Furniture Removed & Replaced Family Business est. 1992
NO CALL OUT FEE NO VAT Bathrooms, showers & kitchen installations Leaks & repairs No job too small
LOCAL WALTON TRADESMAN FAST EMERGENCY RESPONSE
Tel: 01246 205 000 Mob: 07971 447 040
Contact Michael Cox
7 Redgrove Way - Walton - Chesterfield - S40 3JN
01246 211112 or 07754 603 460
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DJN Home Services Joinery □ Locksmith LAPTOP & PC REPAIRS SPARE PARTS SUPPLIED
Purpose made joinery, e.g.
We are able to Diagnose & fix your Laptop & PC Problems A SONY SPECIALIST * Free Estimates Given * Help When You Need IT! Situated in Chesterfield, Derbyshire. * No Fix No Fee * 9am to 9pm Mon to Sun
EGYTEC 3 Raneld Mount Walton Chesterfield S40 3RE Phone: 01246 237465 Mobile: 07903224417 Website: www.egytec.co.uk Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Experience providing support and repairs for a wide range of IT Equipment. You can bring your laptop or PC to our office or we can collect fix and return it. If you are local to S40 we can arrange a home visit if preferred.
We have a selection of used Laptops available and we carry a large stock of spare parts. Give us a call or email us with your make, model and problem and we will give you a price.
“Youssef” Your Local IT Technician
Utility Services Transport
Radiator covers Shelving Meter cupboards Under stair cupboards Garden Gates etc.
Supply, fitting or repair of locks and locking mechanisms for both UPVC and timber doors/windows.
Insured and all work guaranteed For a free quote, then please contact Dean.
Tel: 01246 567637 Mob: 07876 352041 Somersby Avenue, Walton
Chatsworth Road Medical Centre Chesterfield Royal Hospital Holme Hall Medical Centre NHS Direct The Surgery @ Wheatbridge
01246 568 065 01246 277 271 01246 211 435 08 45 46 47 01246 22 33 50
BT Fault Line Electricity Power Loss Gas Emergency Water – Severn Trent
0800 800 151 0800 056 80 90 0800 111 999 0800 783 4444
Train Times / Enquiries Traveline (Public Transport) Noble 7 till 7 Emergency Car Recovery
0845 748 4950 0871 200 2233 01246 272 749
Chesterfield Police Non Emergency Citizens Advice Bureaux Relate NSPCC Childline
0345 123 33 33 01246 209 164 01246 231 010 0800 1111
Chesterfield Borough Council Chesterfield Central Library Chesterfield Tourist Information Crimestoppers Divisional Community Police Contact Derbyshire County Council S40 Local
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Holiday Transfers Airports Ports Coastal Air Conditioned 1 to 6 Seater 01246 569 646 07801 059 721
Somersall Park Road • Walton • Chesterfield S40 3LD
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Paul Redfern Painting & Decorating Domestic and Commercial Insurance Work Undertaken Fully Insured Reliable & Recommended 01246 569618 or 0773 436 2551 Based in Holymoorside
BIRDS FUNERAL SERVICES Established 1913 Father & daughter familyfamily-run business 24 hour service with Private Chapel of Rest PrePre-Paid Golden Charter Funeral Plans available Tel: 01246 566592 Mob: 07831 851 639 44 Loads Road, Holymoorside, Chesterfield S42 7EU
New boilers fitted Fire & boiler servicing Bathrooms & kitchens fitted Tiling Small building work undertaken
01246 568 669 or 07980 142 901 JC Plumbing, Heating & Property Services Parkhall Avenue Walton S42 7LR
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