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Needles Down

Grateful staff are asking residents to put their knitting needles down after a target to create 25,000 knitted poppies was reached. Chesterfield Borough Council is working with a range of community organisations to run a series of events to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One in November. In March the council asked residents to knit or crochet poppies to form the cascade. Councillor Steve Brunt, Chesterfield Borough Council’s cabinet member for town centres and visitor economy, said: “This idea really seems to have captured the imagination and interest of Chesterfield residents and we have been
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The £4k Golf Rounds

Phil Walker (who’s family you might see around delivering S40 Local) and Andy North, played five rounds of golf in a day at Chesterfield Golf Club. They started playing at 4:45am and covered 29 miles, 65k steps, took 16 hours & who knows how many golf swings! The most important stat though is that they nudged over £4k for the Hospice. The funds will help pay for two Hospice at Home visits every weekend for a year. Phil’s Mum benefitted greatly from a brief stay in Ashgate Hospice during her illness, but the Hospice didn’t have the resources to provide
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Chatsworth Road Celebration 2018

This year it’s over to you! Saturday 6 October will be the 8th year of the Chatsworth Road Festival. However the committee of local residents, business owners, councillors and organisation leaders has dispanded. The group, which was completely voluntary and had very little funding, helped since the Festival started up in 2010 to market the festival, bring events together and collate information so the Festival Guide could be produced and featured in S40 Local. Jane Simmonds from St Thomas’ Brampton was one of the committee who helped organise events. “It’s sad that the Festival committee has come to an end
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Sparkles, cinema and running shoes

Not the three items I’d take to a desert island but three events Ashgate Hospicecare have planned. Words: Paul Chapman Images: Ashgate Hospicecare Ashgate Hospicecare has earned a place in many people’s hearts, for the care and support they’ve given patients and their families during their last days of life. A time when dignity and respect is so important, reflected in everything they do at the Hospice. The Hospice turns 30 this year. They’ve come a long way since the early days, but the emphasis placed on patient care in 1988 was the same then as it is now. A
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Happy Birthday – 30 Years of First Class Service from Penk Insurance

Chatsworth Road sees a high turnaround of business, but Penk Insurance are, this year, celebrating 30 years in business and with them becoming one of the last remaining high street brokers they look set to be there for many more. Penk is a family run business, owned by David and Jenny Penk. David started working in insurance services after leaving school at 16 but explained “I wanted to take control of my career. Penk Insurance came about when I purchased a client list from a business looking to close and I started up in 1988 on my own. My long-term
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Stephenson Place To Be

  All change at Stephenson Place Words: Paul Chapman Images: Sophie Marples Chesterfield town centre can get a bit of bad press but with three new innovative businesses opening, I’m left feeling encouraged, optimistic and inspired. Within the space of 24 hours, I’ve met three great local chaps who have recently opened small independent businesses and love what they do. They are intent on offering something unique, styled in the way they want and bringing something new to Chesterfield… and they’re all on the same street. Stephenson Place is seeing a transformation, independent businesses, many of them new and all
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Society

A relaxed, continental styled coffee shop and bar. Liam Wajs 8 Stephenson Place “I’ve been up and running now for almost eight months” says Liam. “I’d always wanted to run my own business, be my own boss and I just happen to like great coffee, oh and perhaps appreciate a craft ale every now and then!” Liam is also Chesterfield born and bred, he moved to Nottingham, and although he still lives in Nottingham, he commutes into town each day to open up his unique take on café culture. It also enables him to see family, and friends, he still
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Scrapes Rolled Ice Cream & Milkshake Parlour

Rolled ice cream made fresh to order and served in an array of flavours, also available for home or business delivery. Jack Westwood 10 Stephenson Place So far we’ve sampled coffee and beer, opposite are Burritos, add Scrapes to the mix and you’re got your pudding sorted! Next door to Society is Scrapes, a truly unique ice cream parlour. The ice cream is made fresh as it’s served, a mixture poured onto a cold slab, mixed with ingredients, then sliced and rolled. The process of making rolled ice cream has to be seen, it is fascinating. It’s unlike any other
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Nine Burritos

  Offering freshly made Burritos at lunch time. Brenden Jones 35 Stephenson Place Brenden is a Chesterfield lad and already runs a successful tattoo studio in town, Tattoo HQ. Brenden started his career in roofing sales but with excellent artistic skills decided to set up the studio, this was nine years ago. “We were on holiday in Dublin” says Brenden, “I was talking to my wife about my love of food and the lack of great quality fast food outlets in Chesterfield. There are lots of chains for takeaways but very few real alternatives where you can pick up something
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Inclusive Pedals

We learn of options to bring cycling to people who may not have experienced it in many years. Words: Paul Chapman Images: Alastair Meikle We’ve spoken to Alastair Meikle in previous editions. This month we caught up with him again to learn more about a new inclusive cycling initiative for those who can’t cycle due to their age or a health condition. Inclusive Pedals Inclusive Pedals is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company bringing cycling to people with disabilities. Operating from Queen’s Park they have 15 bikes with 3 or 4 wheels which local disability groups can book on the first
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