LATEST NEWS FROM THE CHESTERFIELD POST
New College Building Being Constructed Next To A61
Wednesday 17th December 2014
A new Chesterfield College building set to house studies in building services such as joinery and painting and decorating has begun construction next to the A61, opposite the College's existing campus on Infirmary Road.
Set for completion in September 2015, the foundations are now in place and the first steel column was erected during a ceremony with new Principal and Chief Executive, Stuart Cutforth and Principal Contractor, Henry Boot Construction Limited this week. READ MORE & AUDIO...
Spireites Community Trust Blog 3 - Fitness At Christmas
Wednesday 17th December 2014 - Other Sports proudly sponsored by CASA Hotel They tell me that it is just under two weeks to Christmas Day on the Radio this morning and the pace of shopping, cleaning, decorating, planning are all stepping up but what about my fitness campaign?
I can't say it is stepping up like the other things in my life - but thanks to an online training programme - I have joined for December - a Christmas Countdown - I am keeping going. I don't know about you but these grim, dark mornings are a real killer to motivation for me and Jack (remember him from my last Blog?). We all need to find something to help us retain what motivation... READ MORE...
Chris Turner Interview - We'd Like To Apologise To Supporters
Tuesday 16th December 2014 Chesterfield Chief Executive Chris Turner has apologised to fans of the club following an FA ruling that the FA Cup second round tie against MK Dons must be replayed.
The Spireites were found guilty of playing an ineligible player, Wolverhampton Wanderers loanee Georg Margreitter, in the game against MK Dons on December 6th. At an FA hearing on Monday, it was ruled that the tie must now be replayed on a date to be decided by The FA.
Commenting on the matters leading to the charge... READ MORE & AUDIO...
Decision Is Announced Following Spireites FA Cup Hearing
Monday 15th December 2014 It has just been announced that, following an FA Cup sub-committee hearing at Wembley Stadium today, the Spireites have been ordered to replay their FA Cup second round proper fixture against Milton Keynes Dons.
The club had admitted a breach of FA Cup Rule 15(j), after fielding an ineligible player, namely Georg Margreitter, in their 1-0 win at MK Dons on Saturday, December 6th.
Margreitter - on loan to Chesterfield from Wolverhampton... READ MORE...
Police Appeal For Chesterfield Dog Owner To Come Forward
Monday 15th December 2014 Police are appealing for the owner of a dog that bit a runner in a Chesterfield park to come forward.
The victim was jogging through Holmebrook Valley Park, off Water Meadow Lane, at about 9am on Wednesday, December 10th, when the incident happened. She ran around a corner and was confronted by a large German Shepherd, which then bit her on the arm. The woman needed hospital treatment and has been left shaken by the incident.
Police would like to speak to the owner of the dog and are... READ MORE...
Christmas Fayre Hosted By Lifehouse Church At The Proact
Monday 15th December 2014 The Lifehouse Church, a Chesterfield Church and registered charity, part of the Assemblies of God Denomination is hosting a fantastic Christmas Fayre in association with the Chesterfield FC Community Trust, at the Proact - and is raising funds to support the Hydrotherapy Unit at the stadium.
The Fayre is from 5pm to 8pm on Thursday 18th December, and is FREE ENTRY for everyone.|
There are going to be Kids Rides, Stalls, a Santa's Grotto, Live... READ MORE...
Spireite Banned For Life For Offensive Online Comments
Monday 15th December 2014 A Chesterfield fan who made offensive comments online following Saturday's game against Bradford City has been banned for life by the club.
The man taunted Bradford fans via the internet about the fire at Valley Parade in 1985, which claimed the lives of 56 people
Spireites Chief Executive Chris Turner said: "We launched an immediate investigation into this matter after receiving a number of complaints from Bradford City fans who were understandably upset about the comments..." READ MORE...
Police Concerned For Missing Chesterfield Man
Friday 12th December 2014 Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a man who went missing from his home in Chesterfield.
Carl Mason was seen by a relative at his home in Endowood Road, Chesterfield, on the evening of Monday, December 1st, but has not been seen since.
The 48-year-old is believed to have left home in a silver Ford Fiesta, the registration plate of which starts with YP56.
Mr Mason is white, about 5ft 6ins, of slim build and with... READ MORE...
Application Submitted For New Retail Site In Clay Cross
Friday 12th December 2014 The regeneration of Clay Cross, in North Derbyshire, has taken a step forward as the owner of a 204 acre site, St. Modwen, has applied for planning consent for a 21,500 sq ft discount food store and restaurant on the A61.
This is the first stage of development for a new local centre at the site, which will form the focal point for the wider development. Should planning consent be granted, work could begin in spring 2015 on the new discount food store and drive through
St. Modwen is undertaking this significant development at... READ MORE...
Derbyshire's School Catering Service Wins National Award
Friday 12th December 2014
School cooks across Derbyshire are toasting their success after winning a national award.
Derbyshire County Council's schools catering service has been named the "Most improved performer for education catering" for 2014.
The awards were presented by the Association of Public Service Excellence based on cost, quality and value for money across a whole range of local government services. READ MORE...
More New Jobs Are An Early Christmas Present At Markham
Thursday 11th December 2014 A new family pub and restaurant development has opened on Derbyshire County Council's flagship regeneration site in time for Christmas bringing 47 jobs to the area.
Marston's Inns and Taverns, which provides pubs throughout the UK, selected Markham Vale off M1 junction 29A near Chesterfield to build its new pub restaurant called The Little Castle.
Located next to McDonald's, the pub restaurant offers an extensive food and drinks menu, including daily carvery, in a family-friendly setting. READ MORE...
This Weeks Chesterfield Cinema Listings (12th - 18th Dec)
Thursday 11th December 2014
Find all this week's Chesterfield Cineworld Cinema listings here.
Whether you fancy the latest release, or 'catching that film you really want to see on the big screen but haven't managed to get to yet', some Special Events and Advance Screenings, or the kids fancy a traditional 'Saturday Morning film' for just a quid (including fun and games) - you'll find it all here.
Chesterfield Officials Will Attend Personal Hearing At Wembley
Wednesday 10th December 2014 Chesterfield FC officials will attend a personal hearing at Wembley Stadium next Monday after the club was charged by The FA with a breach of FA Cup rules.
It is alleged that the club is in breach of FA Cup Rule 15(j)(i) for fielding an ineligible player following Georg Margreitter's appearance in Saturday's second round tie at MK Dons. The club has until 5pm on Thursday (11th December) to reply to the charge. Club officials will then travel to the capital on Monday (15th December) for the hearing, which starts at 11.30am. No further comment will be made by th club on the matter at this stage.
Think 'Youthinc' For County Youth Services
Wednesday 10th December 2014 A new identity for all youth services offered to Derbyshire's young people was launched on Friday.
Young people, youth workers and invited special guests celebrated 'YOUTHINC' - a brand designed by and for young people to badge up all Derbyshire County Council youth services.
A YOUTHINC website, launched in February this year, continually offers county young people vital information about: Something to do; Something to learn; Somewhere to go; Someone to talk to; Something to say. READ MORE...
'Catwalk In The Cafe' As Tesco Extra Helps Diabetes UK
Wednesday 10th December 2014 Fashion and fun were top of the shopping list for customers at a local supermarket last weekend, as they held a catwalk show to raise money for their charity of the year - Diabetes UK.
Tesco Extra on Lockoford Lane, regularly hold events which raise money for nominated charities - and this one was more fun than most!
Staff of all ages queued to model a range of clothes from their Florence and Fred collection - with several young models roped in too! They strutted their stuff in 'Strictly' style to applause and laughter from the crowd... READ MORE, PICS & VIDEO...
Santa Really Is In 'Wonderland' In Eckington This Christmas
Wednesday 10th December 2014 Santa is not just living next door to, but living with Alice In Wonderland in Eckington.
The the local town team have worked very hard not to be late - for the annual 'Very Important Date' - Christmas!
All the family are welcome to visit the special 'Alice In Wonderland' themed grotto at Southgate.
The grotto will be open very Thursday, Friday and Saturday until... READ MORE...
Police Offer Reassurances Over Dog Thefts In North Derbyshire
Wednesday 10th December 2014 Police have offered reassurance to the public following reports of alleged dog thefts in the north of the county.
Oofficers are aware of recent Facebook messages that refer to a van that has been seen in the area, which is linked to dog thefts, several people reporting their concerns directly to officers. Police have made enquiries and can now confirm that the van has not been seen in the county in recent weeks and the allegations of theft are unfounded. However, dog owners should always keep their animals under control to prevent any theft or loss. Anyone who has any information about crime can contact the police on the non-emergency number 101 or if a crime is in progress on 999.
Appeal After Inappropriate Comments Made To 16 Year Old Girl
Monday 8th December 2014 Officers are appealing for information after a man made inappropriate comments to a girl in Chesterfield.
At around 5pm on Wednesday, December 3rd, a 16-year-old girl was waiting outside a store on Saltergate, Chesterfield, when she was approached by a man who began making inappropriate, sexual comments to her. The girl then walked away.
The offender is described as having a full grey beard and grey hair. He was wearing a black puffa jacket, grey trousers with blue patches on the knee and is believed to have been using a Zimmer-frame. Officers have since arrested... READ MORE...
Winner Announced In MP's Christmas Card Design Competition
Monday 8th December 2014 Children from a Chesterfield school have been busy with paint, glue and glitter following a challenge set by Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins to design his Christmas Card.
Toby sends Christmas Cards to over 3000 people, business and organisations across Chesterfield and Staveley, to other MP's and even as far afield as the Prime Minister and the Queen!
Toby congratulated winning artist Charlotte Morgan, year 6, commenting that her design looked like the Crooked Spire and Big Ben - so was a... READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Property In Walton Is Damaged
Monday 8th December 2014 Police are appealing for witnesses to a collision that caused extensive damage to a fence and some trees in Walton near Chesterfield.
At about 8.30pm on Thursday November 27th, a white Mini, with a black roof, was seen outside Cherry Tree Farm on Matlock Road in Walton. It appeared to a passer-by that the car had caused the damage. The female driver was being assisted by two men who had both been driving white vans.
Anyone who has any information about the damage should contact PC Dave Motais on 101 or you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Mayor And Mayoress Of Chesterfield Light Up New Whittington
Monday 8th December 2014 The Mayor and Mayoress of Chesterfield switched on the Christmas lights of New Whittington this weekend - as the village launched it's first Christmas Market.
Families enjoyed festive treats, raffles and games at St Patrick's Hall and carols were sung. There was also a visit from Santa himself!
Having attended the Village Fayre in the Summer, the Mayor, Cllr Alexis Diouf declared himself delighted to be back, telling the crowd, "We loved how welcoming the place was and tonight has been the same! I hope next year..." READ MORE...
Man Charged With Drink Driving After Collision In Chesterfield
Monday 8th December 2014 A 30-year-old man has been charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol after a two-car collision in Chesterfield.
The collision, in Chesterfield Road, Shuttlewood, involved a Ford Mondeo and a Skoda Fabia. No-one was injured in the incident, which happened at about 9.30pm on Saturday, December 6th. The driver of the Mondeo was arrested at the scene on suspicion of drink-driving and has now been charged.
Jason Jones, 30, of Creswell Road, Clowne, Chesterfield, was bailed and is due to appear at North East Derbyshire and Dales Magistrates' Court on January 2nd.
Spireites Community Trust Blog - Warm Glow Of Winter Walking
Monday 8th December 2014 - Other Sports proudly sponsored by CASA Hotel
Wow, things have chilled down outside a little this week! Winter is definitely nibbling at my fingers but this has not put me off my quest for greater fitness, in fact it has driven me outside with my aging but faithful training companion, Jack (the Russell) to walk and shuffle along.
It is a well-known fact that having somebody to train with is motivational and whilst I am not advocating that you just pop out and buy yourself a dog purely for this purpose, you may want to consider finding a friend or a training buddy which will help you get you out there. READ MORE...
Chesterfield FC Spire Lotto Draw - Week 32
Monday 8th December 2014
This week's 'Spire Lotto' lottery winners - the official Chesterfield FC lottery.
You could win up to £10,000!
Check the Chesterfield Post every week to see if you're a winner!
Police Issue CCTV Image To Trace Possible Witnesses
Friday 5th November 2014 Derbyshire Police officers who are investigating a robbery in Chesterfield, have issued a CCTV image of people they are trying to trace.
The three people in the image could have witnessed the robbery which took place on Station Road in the town.
It happened at 11.45am on Sunday August 17th, when a 38-year-old local man was apparently hit on the head and cash was stolen from him. The details of the offence are unclear because the victim was unable to remember exactly... READ MORE...
Businesses Urged To Guard Against Mandate Fraudsters
Friday 5th December 2014
Derbyshire detectives have issued a warning to urge business owners to be on their guard against mandate fraudsters.
Mandate fraud takes place when fraudsters claim to be from an organisation or supplier that a business will regularly make payments to.
The fraudster will ask the business owner to change over the details of a direct debit, standing order or bank transfer mandate so that any funds are sent directly to them, rather than to the genuine supplier. READ MORE...
Supporters Due In Court Over Disorder At Spireites v Blades
Tuesday 2nd December 2014 Seven men are due to appear at court in connection with clashes between rival fans at a football match in Chesterfield.
The men have been charged with public order offences after disorder at the match between Chesterfield FC and Sheffield United, which took place on October 4th.
Police carried out surveillance during the match and later arrested a group of men on suspicion of committing public order offences.
Seven of the men have now been charged. They are... READ MORE...
Every Campaigner Helps! Tesco Backs Down In Pub Take Over
Tuesday 2nd December 2014 Celebrations tonight after it was confirmed that Tesco are no longer planning to turn the Crispin Pub into a Tesco Express.
As we reported HERE back in March, the pub, on Ashgate Road, has been the subject of a large campaign by residents, who say that it's closure would take away a vital part of the community.
Toby Perkins, MP for Chesterfield - who has long supported the campaign - confirmed the news earlier tonight, issuing a statement which said, "Have had a phone call from Tesco to say that they won't now be going ahead..." READ MORE...
Police Appeal Following Graffiti Damage In North Wingfield
Tuesday 2nd December 2014 Police are appealing for information following graffiti damage in the North Wingfield area.
Officers received reports from residents regarding graffiti that had been sprayed on the fence panels of their properties along the public footpath leading from Station Road to New Street in North Wingfield and is believed to have taken place overnight between 8pm on Friday, November 28th and 6pm on Saturday, November 29th. Anyone with any information relating to the incident is asked to call PC David Price on 101, quoting crime number 50629/14 or you can report a crime anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Young People Hail 'Made In Chesterfield' Week A Success
Tuesday 2nd December 2014 More than 400 students from North East Derbyshire's schools have hailed Chesterfield's very first manufacturing festival, Made in Chesterfield, a success.
The week (10th - 14th November), which was coordinated by Destination Chesterfield, featured a programme of manufacturing dedicated events.
The Mayor and Mayoress of Chesterfield kicked off the festival by unveiling a new sculpture outside Chesterfield Coach Station, which was a collaboration between, Franke Sissons Ltd's apprentices and students from... READ MORE...
Police Appeal After A Car In Tupton Is Damaged With A Brick
Tuesday 2nd December 2014 Police are appealing for witnesses after a vehicle was damaged on a layby in Tupton, Chesterfield.
Officers received reports of a man that was believed to be using a brick to cause damage to a vehicle in the area.
The vehicle, a silver coloured Volkswagen Golf, was parked on a layby close to the Royal Oak pub in Tupton when the incident took place at around 3:15pm on Wednesday November 19th. The offender was described as a white, around 5 foot 8ins tall and wearing a dark coloured jumper. READ MORE...
Land For Sale By Auction On Behalf Of National Grid
Thursday 13th November 2014
Freehold Land of c.2.29 acres in Whittington Moor, with possible development potential (subject to consents) for sale by auction.
For further inquiries please call:
Mat Harris at Lambert Smith Hampton on 020 7198 2229
Candlelit Vigils Show Support For Victims Of Domestic Abuse
Friday 28th November 2014 Simultaneous candlelit vigils are to be held in four Derbyshire towns next week to raise awareness about domestic abuse and the support services available to victims.
North Derbyshire, South Derbyshire, Amber Valley and Erewash and High Peak and Derbyshire Dales Domestic and Sexual Abuse Action Groups - which are all working to tackle domestic abuse with support from Derbyshire County Council - will hold the vigils on Wednesday 3rd December.
Research shows that one in three women and one in six men will... READ MORE...
Public Meeting Sees Villagers Vow To Save Popular Pub
Friday 28th November 2014 "People don't realise until these places are gone what a big difference they make! Can we manage without another convenience store? Yes. Can we manage without the Wellington? No!"
That was New Whittington resident Dave Tagg speaking at a public meeting attended by over 200 people last night (Thursday 27th November), set up to discuss plans to turn what they say is a 'much needed' community pub into a convenience store - believed to be a Co-op.
Marston's Brewery are responsible for the day... READ MORE & AUDIO...
Can You Help Us Trace The Family Of A Young WWI Soldier?
Friday 28th November 2014
We have received a letter from Australia, asking readers of The Chesterfield Post for their help in tracing the family of a young soldier killed in action.
The letter, from a Marg O'Leary of the Fromelles Association, reads as follows and, as ever, your help would be very much appreciated.
Re: 1640 Pte Arthur George SMITH, 32rd Battalion Australian Imperial Forces AIF
Born 1894, Killed in action, 20th July 1916, Battle of Fromelles. READ MORE...
Chesterfield Church 'Branches Out' To Celebrate Community
Friday 28th November 2014 The most iconic church in Chesterfield is 'branching out' in the community this Christmas, with visitors flocking to the newest exhibition in the town - and organisers saying they are humbled by its success.
The 'Festival of Christmas Trees', currently featuring at The Crooked Spire, is an innovative and creative way of raising awareness of the wealth of charities and businesses throughout Chesterfield and has involved those organisations wishing to take part decorating a tree that reflects their ethos - trees range from The Royal British Legion, and Chesterfield Sands, to schools and local businesses such as Specsavers and salondm - to huge acclaim from residents... READ MORE...
Chesterfield Receives Visit From Namibian High Commissioner
Thursday 27th November 2014 Chesterfield has been pleased to receive the High Commissioner of Namibia, Steve Katjiuanjo, today - to pay tribute to the 20th year anniversary of twinning between the town and Tsumeb in Africa.
The High Commissioner took up the post, based in London, in December 2013, having begun his political life as a student agitator before becoming a senior civil servant in the Prime Minister's cabinet in 1997 - becoming Permanent Secretary in 2005 and latterly, Justice Secretary in 2007.
His Excellency and his wife, Christophine, have spent the... READ MORE...
Life Still Sweet For Chesterfield Apprentice Fired By Lord Sugar
Wednesday 26th November 2014 "I see some sparks of entrepreneurism but you are immature with a lot to learn - can I afford to take you any further in this process?"
That was Lord Sugar, condemning Chesterfield lad James Hill to a week 8 exit from the BBC1 flagship show 'The Apprentice' earlier this evening.
James, 26, and described as a 'multiple business owner', told The Chesterfield Post after leaving the boardroom that, having enjoyed the experience, he was gutted to have left the show but delighted to have reached over... READ MORE & AUDIO...
Local Charity Funds Life-Saving Treatment For 9 Year Old Boy
Tuesday 25th November 2014 A Chesterfield charity has come to rescue of a nine-year-old boy from Berkshire to help him receive lifesaving proton treatment in America.
Funding from specialist national charity Kids 'n' Cancer has enabled Liam Vollrath and his family to travel to the ProCure Proton Therapy Centre in Oklahoma, where he has begun immediate treatment against medulloblastoma, a type of cancerous brain tumour.
Kids 'n' Cancer is one of the country's leading organisations... READ MORE...
Toby Perkins MP Joins 'Small Business Saturday' Bus Tour
Tuesday 25th November 2014 Local MP and Shadow Small Business Minister, Toby Perkins, lent his support to the UK's Small Business Saturday - when small, independent businesses in communities across the country are placed in the national spotlight - by joining a nationwide bus tour on its stop in Chesterfield at the weekend, to promote the event to both consumers and small business owners.
The liveried Small Business Saturday bus, was due to tour the region with it's message, as well as the on-board representatives of Barclays' Digital Eagles and the O2 Angels, providing support and advice for consumers and... READ MORE...
Borough Council Confirms Rights For Variable Hours Workers
Tuesday 25th November 2014
Chesterfield Borough Council has passed a policy which confirms that staff on variable hours contracts will continue to have the same rights as other employees.
These rights include: Holiday entitlement; Sick pay based on the number of hours worked in the previous 12 weeks; and Access to training courses.
The council's Employment and General Committee agreed the new policy developed with the unions UNISON, GMB and UNITE. READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Cat Is Shot By Man With Air Rifle In Clowne
Tuesday 25th November 2014 Police in Chesterfield are appealing for witnesses after a cat was shot by an air weapon in Clowne.
Officers were called to Slaley Lane in Clowne following reports that a cat had been shot by what is believed to have been an air rifle. The incident happened at around 4.25pm on Thursday, November 20th.
Police are looking to trace a man who was seen in the area around the time of the incident. He is described as white, around 6ft tall and of big build. He wore camouflage clothing, including a camo hat and spoke with a deep voice... READ MORE...
It's 'Strictly' Festive At Chesterfield's Xmas Lights Switch-On
Monday 24th november 2014 The stage was set for the festive season in Chesterfield yesterday as thousands packed into New Square to celebrate the switching on of the town's Christmas lights by stars of this year's panto and local dignitaries (oh, and Santa himself!).
The day had begun with a traditional Christmas market, with entertainment and attractions situated through the town. A roadshow by local radio station Peak FM also kept the gathering crowds entertained until darkness fell.
Students from local theatre school 'Chesterfield... READ MORE & VIDEO...
NEDDC Put Ridgeway Craft Centre Up For Sale
Monday 24th November 2014 North East Derbyshire District Council has placed Ridgeway Craft Centre up for sale and is inviting expressions of interest from eligible community organisations across the District.
The Craft Centre, on Main Road, in Ridgeway, was recently designated as an asset of community value which means that the owner is required to give notice of an intended sale, allowing eligible community interest groups up to six weeks' to register an expression of interest to bid for the property.
Anyone interested has until 25th December 2014 to register... READ MORE...
Shadow Chancellor Opens New Production Line In Clay Cross
Friday 21st November 2014
Shadow chancellor, Ed Balls MP and North East Derbyshire MP, Natascha Engel, officially opened Worcester Bosch Group's new gas boiler production line at the company's Clay Cross factory on Thursday 20th November.
The two MP's were welcomed with a tour of the factory, which is home to Worcester's Oil-fired Centre of Excellence and produces around 25,000 oil-fired boilers each year, before cutting the ribbon on a new £2.5 million production assembly line, that will see gas boilers manufactured specifically for export... READ MORE & AUDIO...
Fake Caller Steals From Elderly Woman In Distraction Burglary
Friday 21st November 2014 A woman had cash stolen from her house by a distraction burglar who claimed to be from social services.
The 67-year-old victim was at home in Williamthorpe Road, North Wingfield, when she was visited yesterday afternoon - Thursday, November 20th.
The offender claimed to be a social worker and was invited into the house, where she then asked for a glass of water and later went upstairs for a short time.
It was after the offender had left that the victim realised cash... READ MORE...
Winning Partnership Is A Breath Of Fresh Air For Patients
Friday 21st November 2014 Patients with lung conditions are celebrating having their lives radically transformed by a health initiative launched 12 months ago by NHS Hardwick Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and the British Lung Foundation.
The scheme is also being supported by Chesterfield Football Club, which hosted the first anniversary event.
Over 100 patients diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), have benefited from the scheme which has resulted in dramatic... READ MORE...
College Students Win Gold To Put Chesterfield On Skills Map
Friday 21st November 2014 It was party time last Saturday night at Birmingham's NEC when two Chesterfield College students brought home Gold from World Skills UK, the biggest skills competition in the country.
Jennifer Jarvis from Alfreton won Gold in the Advanced Nail Art category whilst Blake Robey from Mansfield won Gold in the Automotive Refinishing section.
Jennifer, who started studying hairdressing as a mature learner, moving onto nail technology as a Part Time student at Level 2 and 3 explains, "Thank you to my tutors Keron, Michaela and Sharon for all your support! I've..." READ MORE...
Campaign To Save Popular Local Begins In New Whittington
Thursday 20th November 2014 A campaign has been mounted in a Chesterfield village by residents who hope to save one of their popular locals from being closed - and being re-opened as a convenience store.
The Wellington Pub, on High Street New Whittington, is described by campaign leader, Viky Muddiman, as the 'hub' of the community - a place where people go not only to drink, but for food, company and support.
The award-winning pub, which is currently part of the Marston's group, serves food and real ales, but also delivers meals to elderly and infirm... READ MORE...
Spireite Receives Banning Order After JPT Wembley Final Fight
Wednesday 19th November 2014 A football fan from Chesterfield has been given a football banning order for his involvement in a fight after the Johnstone's Paint Trophy final at Wembley.
Ryan Saint was arrested after the clash between Chesterfield FC and Peterborough United supporters at Wembley Stadium on Sunday, March 30th. The 24-year-old was charged with affray, which he admitted at Harrow Crown Court.
Saint, of Shaw Street, Chesterfield, was given an 18-month community order, told to carry out 60 hours of unpaid work and handed the three-year... READ MORE...
Primary School Children 'Have A Ball' As Cinders' Sisters Visit
Wednesday 19th November 2014 Children at a Chesterfield Primary School were treated to a very special reading of Cinderella (Oh yes they were!...), when two stars of this year's Pantomine at the Pomegranate Theatre flounced into their assemblies on Tuesday morning.
Lavinia and Louisa (also known as Lav and Lou!) are Cinderella's (shh, less pretty...) sisters - and visited New Whittington Primary School to let the children in on their campaign to meet the Handsome Prince (though they seemed quite taken with one or two of the teachers and Headteacher at the school!) - as well as reading the story of their sister and the Prince and what... READ MORE & VIDEO...
The Spireites Community Trust Blog - Fitness Fever
Wednesday 19th November 2014 - Other Sports proudly sponsored by CASA Hotel This may seem like a strange time to start a fitness campaign but to be honest, how do you pick when to start something like this?
We always start a diet on that mythical Monday and we usually pick the New Year or just after Easter to start getting fit - it is the guilt of all the over indulgence I guess.
Actually, for most people who might be taking part in in events which require them to get fit next Spring and Summer, late October early November is the right time to start laying down the aerobic base - the endurance stuff to me and you... READ MORE...
'Most Wanted' Mark Leeson Opens Salon In Chesterfield
Monday 17th November 2014 The Mayor and Mayoress of Chesterfield attended the opening of the salon of a Global hairdressing icon - and local lad - who has now opened a salon in the town, bringing not only his famous brand, but several jobs.
Mark Leeson, from Tibshelf, is one of the most respected names in the hairdressing industry and the opening of Mark Leeson in Marketplace, Chesterfield, coincides with Mark's 30th anniversary in hairdressing.
During this time, Mark has notched up an incredible... READ MORE & AUDIO...
CCTV Images Released After Thefts And Fraud In The Area
Friday 14th November 2014 Police in Chesterfield have released CCTV images of people they would like to speak to in connection with a number of shoplifting and fraud offences across the division.
The offences occurred at stores in Chesterfield and the Amber Valley between August and October this year. Items stolen include alcohol, food, cash, clothes and electrical equipment.
Officers are encouraging members of the public to help aid their investigations by identifying the people shown in the CCTV images... READ MORE...
Spireite Jailed After Fight During Local Derby Match
Friday 14th November 2014 A Chesterfield FC supporter has been jailed and banned from attending matches for seven years for a fight during the recent Sheffield United match.
Steven Hill, 28, was arrested for a public order offence after a fight outside the Donkey Derby pub on the day of the match. The incident took place during the second half of the SkyBet League One clash between the teams on Saturday, October 4th.
Hill, of Chiltern Court, Chesterfield, was charged with a public... READ MORE...
Chesterfield Photographer Shortlisted For National Award
Friday 14th November 2014 Bryn Graves, a professional photographer from Staveley in Chesterfield, has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award in the 5th annual EEF/Lombard 'Make it Britain' photography competition.
Bryn was shortlisted in the professional photographer category, sponsored by Canon, for his image of raw material enamelled copper rods ready for manufacturing into coils at AGW Electronics Ltd.
The photograph will now go on display at an awards ceremony in the House of Commons on Thursday 11th December where the winning... READ MORE...
Tributes To Twin Town Darmstadt - Centre For Comet Landing
Thursday 13th November 2014 The Mayor of Chesterfield, Cllr Alexis Diouf, has this morning paid tribute to the efforts of scientists at the European Space Agency, in Chesterfield's twin town of Darmstadt, as they analyse and celebrate the success of the Rosetta Mission - which has seen a robot probe, Philae, land on a comet.
His Worship said he is delighted for the team in Germany in a town he has been proud to visit recently, "We would like to pass on our congratulations to our Twin Town of Darmstadt in their involvement in the ESA Launch and successful landing on the comet." READ MORE...
Launch For Chesterfield's Latest Landmark
Thursday 13th November 2014 Chesterfield's latest landmark, 'Growth', the sculpture at Hornsbridge Island, has been officially launched.
Chesterfield's Mayor, Councillor Alexis Diouf, switched on the low-energy lights which will illuminate the sculpture at a ceremony held yesterday evening.
The project, led by Chesterfield Borough Council, was in response to requests from local businesses to improve the gateways into the town centre.
The sculpture was designed by Derbyshire-based artist... READ MORE & AUDIO...
Town 'Steels' Itself During 'Made In Chesterfield' Week
Thursday 13th November 2014 Chesterfield Champion Franke Sissons Ltd, kicked off an entire week dedicated to celebrating the town's manufacturing heritage, by unveiling a brand new sculpture which has been designed and made by the firm's apprentices and students from Parkside School.
The unveiling of the sculpture at Chesterfield Coach Station was the start of a series of Made in Chesterfield events organised by Destination Chesterfield.
The week is designed to celebrate the town's manufacturing heritage as well as raise awareness of the wealth of job and career opportunities in the... READ MORE...
Police Appeal To Trace Owner Of 3 Horses In New Tupton Area
Thursday 13th November 2014 Police in Chesterfield are appealing for information to help trace the owner of three horses which were found loose in the New Tupton area.
At around 4.40pm on Friday, October 24th, police received reports of three untethered horses which were seen loose on the Wingerworth, Tupton stretch of the A61. It is believed that they had escaped from the old Cricket Field at the rear of Nethermoor Road, New Tupton, and all three were returned by passers-by.
On Tuesday, November 4th, two of the horses were taken... READ MORE...
The Billy Fury Years At The Winding Wheel Tonight
Thursday 13th November 2014 The Billy Fury Years takes you on a musical journey through the musical career of Britain's best loved rock 'n' roller.
Michael King and his fantastic collection of musicians bring you an exciting two hour show filled with Fury's greatest hits including - Jealousy, I Will, In Thoughts of You, and Halfway to Paradise to name but a few, all delivered in true Fury style.
Hailed as the best Fury since Fury, Michael bears an uncanny resemblance to Billy Fury which he further enhances by a series of wonderful costume changes. But if that is not enough, the production is further enhanced by the... READ MORE...
Appeal After Vehicle Window Is Smashed In Chesterfield
Thursday 13th November 2014 Police are appealing for information after a car window was smashed in a Chesterfield car park.
At around 10am on Thursday, November 6th, a brick was used to smash the rear windscreen of a vehicle that was parked in The Court House car park on Tapton Lane, Chesterfield. A bank card was also taken from the red coloured Vauxhall Corsa.
Officers would like to speak to a man who was seen in the area around the time of the incident. He was wearing a distinctive grey coloured hoody... READ MORE...
Chesterfield Comes Together To Honour The Fallen
Tuesday 11th November 2014 On the 11th hour, of the 11th day of the 11th month, Chesterfield, as it always does, fell silent to honour and remember those who have fallen in conflicts recent and past.
Shops and schools throughout the town paid their respects with silence - and in the centre of Chesterfield, thousands gathered around the Cenotaph opposite the Town Hall to mark the moment in public.
Council leaders and staff joined the Deputy Mayor - Cllr Denise Hawksworth and her consort Mr Tony Rogers, on the steps of the... READ MORE, AUDIO & VIDEO...
Police Appeal After Assault And Robbery In Chesterfield Pub
Tuesday 11th November 2014
Police are appealing for the public's help to identify a man in connection with a theft in Chesterfield.
On Sunday, November 9th, between 11.41pm and 11.45pm, a man forced entry into The Stonegravels public house on Sheffield Road in Chesterfield.
The suspect made his way upstairs, forced open a door and came across the manager of the pub; the suspect punched the man before stealing a large amount of money from the property. READ MORE...
Derbyshire Schools Support Anti-Bullying Week
Tuesday 11th November 2014 Schools and children's homes across Derbyshire are taking part in a week of activities to beat bullying.
National Anti-Bullying Week, which runs from 17th to 21st November, is supported by Derbyshire County Council which is taking part in a national trial to raise awareness of homophobia, racism, anti-social behaviour and domestic abuse.
This year's message is stopping bullying for all, with a special focus on disabled children and those with special educational needs who are significantly more likely to experience bullying. READ MORE...
Police & New Whittington School Team Up To Tackle Speeding
Tuesday 11th November 2014
Police have been teaming up with youngsters from New Whittington Primary School to target speeding motorists in the area.
Officers from the Whittington and Barrow Hill Safer Neighbourhood Team visited the school on Tuesday, November 4th, as part of a Speed Watch initiative, to remind drivers of their speed and the importance of safe and considerate driving.
The children joined PCSO's Jane Clawson, Sheila Rooksby and Claire Wikeley to carry out the speed checks on Handley Road in New Whittington. READ MORE...
Are You An Old Cestrefeldian? Then Read On...
Monday 10th November 2014 Calling all Old Cestrefeldians! The School's WW1 and WW2 War Memorial boards have been returned to the old Grammar School site on Sheffield Road from where they were removed in 1967 when the School relocated to new premises at Brookside.
They were left there in 1991 when the School closed after nearly 400 years of history and the site became Brookfield Community School, with the latter becoming their guardians until now.
The move has been made possible by the generous support of... READ MORE...
Chesterfield Takes Pride In Remembering
Monday 10th November 2014
They came to remember and, in scenes replicated across the UK, Chesterfield's veterans shared their private memories of war on the most public of occasions - Remembrance Sunday - this year, the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War One.
At 11am, the town came to a standstill as villages, shops and supermarkets observed one minute's silence to honour the fallen of many wars. Services of Remembrance were also held at various points across Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire throughout the day - with more... READ MORE, AUDIO & VIDEO...
Man Arrested Following Police Drug Warrant In Eckington
Saturday 8th November 2014 A man has been arrested on suspicion of drugs offences after officers executed a warrant at a property in Eckington.
At around 9.30am on Tuesday, November 4th, police carried out a warrant at an address on Market Street, Eckington, and discovered more than 40 suspected cannabis plants and associated equipment inside. It is believed that the electric meter at the property had also been bypassed and has since been made safe. A 27-year-old man was arrested at the scene and was later bailed pending further inquiries. If you have any information relating to suspected drugs activity or criminality in your area, call Derbyshire police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
Blind Chesterfield Veteran To March At London Cenotaph
Friday 7th November 2014 A registered blind ex-soldier from Derbyshire will be remembering friends and family killed in action when he takes part in the Remembrance Sunday march to the Cenotaph with Blind Veterans UK.
Brian Eldridge, 67 and from Chesterfield, will be taking part in the annual commemorations in London on Sunday 9th November with Blind Veterans UK, the national charity for vision impaired ex-Service men and women.
Brian, who served with the Royal Army Veterinary Corps for nine years, says he will "dedicate the two minutes' silence to people who are close..." READ MORE...
Police Investigate Sudden Death Of Man At Chesterfield College
Thursday 6th November 2014 Police in Chesterfield are investigating the sudden death of a man at Chesterfield College of Technology and Arts.
Officers were called to the college, on Infirmary Road, at 6pm on Tuesday November 4th, by a member of the college staff. The body of a man had been found in the grounds of the college.
Police are not treating his death as suspicious and his next of kin has been informed. The man has not been formally identified but is believed to be a 45-year-old from Staveley.
Chesterfield Remembers The Glorious Dead
Wednesday 5th November 2014 Chesterfield residents will come together to remember those who have died in conflicts since 1914.
The annual service of remembrance takes place at St Mary and All Saints' Church (the 'Crooked Spire'), on Remembrance Sunday, 9th November, at 2.30pm.
Everyone is welcome to attend the service in church but people are advised to be in their seats by 2pm as the church becomes very full.
The service will be followed by a parade from the church... READ MORE...
Police Release Images Of Three Men After Football Disorder
Wednesday 5th November 2014 Police have released photos of three men they want to trace in connection with incidents of disorder at a football match in Chesterfield.
The incidents took place inside the Proact Stadium during the match between Chesterfield and Sheffield United on Saturday, October 4th.
Officers want to speak to the three men shown in the images.
Do you recognise any of the men, or do you have information... READ MORE...
Church And Rotary Club Join Forces To Sell Poppies
Wednesday 5th November 2014 More than 35 members and missionaries of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (often known as Mormons) in Chesterfield, along with members of the Rotary Club, have committed to donate over 200 man hours over the 12 day period of the Royal Britsh Legion Poppy Appeal, selling poppies to raise funds for the poppy appeal.
Bishop Mark Hamilton said, "We are always pleased to offer helping hands to worthy causes and the Poppy Appeal is our way of saying thank you to those in the armed forced who serve, have served and offered the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom to worship as we choose." READ MORE...
Famous Faces Bag A Bargain At Chesterfield's 1940's Market
Friday 31st October 2014 Chesterfield is proud of its market and yesterday, stallholders stepped back in time, donning 'Forties Finery' as the town launched its annual Chesterfield Markets Festival.
Thousands packed into town and entered into the spirit of things, with residents, visitors and re enactors selling forties themed goods - and goodies - and entertaining guests.
The Festival, organised by Chesterfield Borough Council, in conjunction with Chesterfield Market Traders, will evolve over the next... READ MORE & VIDEO...
ROC Cafe Helps Young People Off The Streets
Thursday 30th October 2014 A local drop-in centre, at Grace Chapel, has recently been made a ROC Cafe for the work it does within the community.
ROC (Redeeming Our Communities) is a national organisation that spearheads help and aid within local communities all over the country. The ROC Cafe is an aspect of this and its purpose is to help struggling young people cope with addiction and abuse, as well as provide a safe environment for counsel.
Set up by Deborah Green in Manchester, the initiative quickly gained momentum for the way it knitted communities together. It would achieve this... READ MORE...
Appeal After Car And Caravan Damaged With Paint Stripper
Thursday 30th October 2014 Police are appealing for information after damage was caused to two vehicles in Staveley with a substance believed to be paint stripper.
Between 4pm, Sunday, Oct 26th and 9.25am, Monday, Oct 27th, offenders caused substantial damage to a maroon coloured Kia Sedona and a caravan in Staveley. Both vehicles were parked on the driveway of a property on Lime Avenue, Staveley. Anyone with any information, or who may have seen someone acting suspiciously around these times, contact PCSO Sue Cooke on 101, quoting crime number 45444/14 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
'Computer Says Yes' In Chesterfield Jobcentre
Thursday 30th October 2014 Old-fashioned 'signing-on', job cards in windows, and Full Monty-style dole queues have been consigned to the past as Chesterfield Jobcentre is among those to undergo a digital revolution.
High-tech equipment, including specially-designed computers that bring all Jobcentre services into one device, will be installed at Jobcentres right across the East Midlands. More than 700 sites across Britain are being digitally transformed, bringing Jobcentres into the 21st century and making it easier for people to find work.
Around 23,000 electronic signing pads will also become a... READ MORE...
Part Time Fitness Supervisor (Instructor / Trainer) Required
Thursday 30th October 2014 An exciting opportunity has arisen for a part-time Fitness Supervisor (fitness instructor or personal trainer) to work for 8 hours per week at a corporate Gym in Chesterfield to cover maternity leave.
The role involves gym supervision and management, taking appointments, retention of current members whilst trying to attract new members. You would be required to produce monthly reports on usage, as well as marketing and promotional literature.
The Fitness Supervisor role requires a dedicated, self motivated fitness professional with qualifications and experience in the fitness industry.
A customer focused and friendly approach is required and the ability to teach classes would be beneficial. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to apply
Four Further Days Of Fire Service Strike Action Announced
Wednesday 29th October 2014 Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service has received official notification that members of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) will participate in four continuous days of strike action.
Four days of continuous strike action will take place from Friday 31st October 2014 at 6pm and continue until 6pm on Tuesday 4th November 2014.
During this period of industrial action, DFRS will continue to provide an emergency response service, albeit at a reduced level. DFRS has previously thanked Derbyshire communities for heeding safety advice and preventing... READ MORE...
Brookfield School Students Make The Best Of Starts
Wednesday 29th October 2014 A team of students from Brookfield Community School have won a competition supported by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) and Young Enterprise.
The Start Challenge is an initiative designed to inspire young people, developing relevant employability and life skills, attitudes and knowledge through engagement with business people.
'Amplify' created the idea of a social network site for musicians of all ages and abilities, who want to collaborate and their music to be heard... READ MORE...
Disappointment As Market 'Yarn Bombing' Handiwork Stolen
Tuesday 28th October 2014 Chesterfield residents are disappointed after their handiwork for the Chesterfield Market Festival was stolen by thieves.
Members of the public had produced knitted or crocheted squares of wool for the 'yarn-bombing' of the Market Place as part of the Chesterfield Borough Council organised festival.
The yarn bombing was stolen from trees outside Dents Chemist, the former Post Office Building in New Square and outside the Market Hall in several incidents, the latest on Sunday evening. READ MORE...
County Wide Firearms Surrender Is Launched
Tuesday 28th October 2014 A force-wide firearms surrender aimed at cutting the number of guns in circulation across Derbyshire was launched yesterday, Monday, October 27th.
The operation is the first in 11 years to give people across the whole county the opportunity to hand over any firearms or ammunition they have, to help stop them getting into the wrong hands.
These include air weapons, replica or imitation weapons such as BB guns, antique firearms or legally-held guns that license holders no longer want... READ MORE...
Work Gets Underway At Parkside In Chesterfield
Tuesday 28th October 2014 Work is underway on a £3 million older persons housing scheme that will provide 22 new homes for pensioners in Chesterfield.
The scheme at Parkside, in Stand Road, is one of Chesterfield Borough Council's top priorities for the coming year.
The old complex at Parkside was demolished at the beginning of the year to allow the new, purpose-built flats to be built.
Councillor Jim McManus, Chesterfield Borough Council's... READ MORE...
National Adoption Week - What Does Adoption Mean To You?
Tuesday 28th October 2014 It's National Adoption Week from 3rd - 9th November and it's the perfect time to find out more about what it means to become an adoptive parent.
There's around 630 children in care in Derbyshire and for many of them adoption is the best way for them to have a permanent, secure and happy family.
Derbyshire County Council's Cabinet Member for Children and Young People councillor Kevin Gillott said: "When you adopt, you take on all legal rights and responsibilities for a child." READ MORE...
Derbyshire Continues 'Fearless' Fight Against Crime
Monday 27th October 2014 Following two highly successful training sessions in Derbyshire, youth workers in the county are signing up for further 'Fearless' local training events.
The events, to be held in late November, are aimed at those working with young people including police officers, teachers, voluntary organisations and Safer Neighbourhood teams.
Funded by the Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Alan Charles, the training discusses Fearless key messages, how... READ MORE & VIDEO...
Chesterfield FC Spire Lotto Draw - Week 26
Monday 27th October 2014
This week's 'Spire Lotto' lottery winners - the official Chesterfield FC lottery.
You could win up to £10,000!
Check the Chesterfield Post every week to see if you're a winner!
Mayoral Best Breakfast For Derbyshire Carers Association
Friday 24th October 2014 As part of the Derbyshire Carers Association's (DCA) Autumn fund-raising campaign for Carers, Chesterfield's Mayor, Cllr Alexis Saliou Diouf and the Mayoress, Vickey-Anne Diouf, got up early this morning to take part in 'Britain's Best Breakfast in Derbyshire', part of the Carers Trust national campaign.
This fun, innovative breakfast event took place from 8am to 11am at Rose Hill United Reformed Church, opposite the East entrance of the Town Hall.
Wanting to encourage people to wake up to the... READ MORE & AUDIO...
Million Pound Loss Announced At Chesterfield FC AGM
Friday 24th October 2014 Over 120 people attended last night's Supporters AGM - held in the HUB at Chesterfield Football Club.
The purpose of the evening - for which all the board of Directors were in attendance alongside representatives from accountants Shorts - was to pass the accounts for the year up to June 2013 and to give an opportunity for shareholders of the company (CFC 2001 Ltd) to question the Board on their financial and personnel performances.
The accounts, showing a loss of over a million pounds for the year ended 30th June 2014, were passed by those in attendance after the... READ MORE & AUDIO...
Man Charged Following Incident At Chesterfield Surgery
Friday 24th October 2014 A 30-year-old man has been charged by police in connection with an incident at a surgery in Chesterfield.
At around 3pm, on Monday, October 20th, police were called to the Grange Family Health Centre on Stubbing Road, Chesterfield, after a man was suspected of being in possession of a knife. On attendance, police arrested a 30-year-old man on suspicion of having a sharply bladed article in a public place. Callum Bostock, of no fixed abode, has been charged with being in possession of a bladed article in a public place and he is due to appear at Chesterfield Magistrates' Court on Friday, November 28th.
Tributes Paid To Former County Council Chairman
Thursday 23rd October 2014 Tributes have been paid to Councillor Walter Burrows - who was a former Chairman of Derbyshire County Council between 2005-2007 and brother of Chesterfield Borough Council Leader Cllr John Burrows - after he passed away on Wednesday, following a short illness, aged eighty.
Councillor Burrows had served as county councillor for Brimington since 1993, including a period as Cabinet Member for Environment, Highways and Transport.
Leaders of all three main political parties at the County Council... READ MORE...
Police Appeal Over Robbery At A Dronfield Shop
Thursday 23rd October 2014 Derbyshire Police are appealing for witnesses to a robbery at Snape Stores in Dronfield
The robbery happened at 1.15pm on Tuesday October 21st, at the shop on Snape Hill Crescent when three masked men went in and demanded money.
One man, who was carrying a knife, threatened the shopkeeper and told him to open the till. The shopkeeper refused, locked the till and then locked himself in the back room of the shop. The men left with some cigarettes and chocolate, which they put in an Iceland carrier bag, and headed up Snape Hill Close. All three... READ MORE...
Nando's Brings Peri-Peri Chicken To Chesterfield
Wednesday 22nd October 2014 Chesterfield residents and visitors are in for a tasty treat as Nando’s, home of legendary Portuguese flame-grilled PERi-PERi chicken, opened to the public today, Wednesday 22nd October 2014.
Located in Alma Leisure Park on the former Blockbusters retail site, the restaurant stays true to Nando's unique Afro-Portuguese roots with a stunning design seating up to 128 guests. The opening has also created 30 new jobs for the local area, ranging from cashiers and grillers to assistant managers.
Packed with flavour and great variety, the new restaurant... READ MORE & AUDIO...
New Look For An Old Favourite
Monday 20th October 2014 It's a familiar building to most of us but inside, there has been substantial renovation - and The Mayor and Mayoress of Chesterfield said they were "delighted" to be asked to cut the ribbon which declared the 'new look' Rose Hill United Reformed Church officially reopen.
The church has seen substantial improvements which have resulted in new disabled facilities, a fully serviced catering kitchen (and a smaller coffee counter in The Sanctuary) along with a full AV system and a bright and airy conference room.
Situated next to The Town Hall, Rose Hill URC is part of... READ MORE...
Alleged Accessing Of Indecent Images Of Children: 2 Arrested
Friday 17th October 2014
Police officers from Derbyshire Constabulary's online investigation team have arrested two men in North East Derbyshire.
Officers from the unit and their colleagues from the operational support unit, searched four addresses in Chesterfield, Killamarsh and Tibshelf today (Friday October 17th, 2014).
Two men aged 20 and 50 were arrested on suspicion of accessing indecent images of children via the internet. They were questioned and later... READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Nearly 30 Sheds Are Targeted By Thieves
Friday 17th October 2014 Police in Chesterfield and Hasland are appealing for information after 28 sheds were broken into in the area.
Overnight, between 4.30pm on Monday, October 13th and 4.30am on Tuesday, October 14th, thieves targeted an allotment site on Ashfield Road in Hasland.
28 sheds at the site were broken into and a quantity of gardening equipment was taken from within including eight hedge cutters, five garden shears, three hedge trimmers and a leaf blower. A number of the sheds were also damaged as offenders attempted to gain entry. READ MORE...
From Pumpkin To Stagecoach - Bus Firm Sponsors Cinders!
Friday 17th October 2014 It's behind you! Stagecoach in Chesterfield is 'Strictly' showing its support for the town's theatre by getting behind a panto production.
The leading public transport operator is sponsoring the Cinderella pantomime in Chesterfield starring Camilla Dallerup from the BBC hit show Strictly Come Dancing.
Camilla will be leaving the dance floor behind to tread the boards at the town's Pomegranate Theatre in December when she takes on her role as Fairy Godmother, supported by a cast including Asa Elliott from... READ MORE...
Largest Fall In Unemployment Since Records Began
Thursday 16th October 2014 Unemployment has seen the largest annual fall since records began over 40 years ago.
The number of unemployed people is now below 2 million for the first time since 2008, figures published on Wednesday 15th October by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show.
In the largest annual fall since the 1970s, when Donny Osmond topped the charts with Puppy Love - there are now over half a million fewer unemployed people than there were a year ago. The unemployment rate has... READ MORE & AUDIO...
North Derbyshire CCG Pledges Support For Carers
Thursday 16th October 2014 Health leaders at North Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) have pledged their support to improve the quality of life for local carers.
The CCG together with over 20 GP practices is supporting a Carers Pledge that businesses and organisations can sign up to demonstrate their support.
The Pledge has been designed by Derbyshire Carers Association to give carers a voice by improving two-way communication and support enabling them to continue in their caring role. Derbyshire County Cricket Club, Chesterfield... READ MORE...
Spireites Community Trust News - Halloween Treats!
Thursday 16th October 2014 Welcome to the first of our regular blogs from the Chesterfield FC Community Trust. This week - Have a Howling Halloween Themed School Holiday!
The next school holidays are almost upon us, which, as an added bonus, also include Halloween this year!
The Chesterfield FC Community Trust have changed their scheme into a wider activity programme, which lets you have a go at lots of sports such as table tennis, dodgeball, rounders, soccercise, cheerleading/dance... READ MORE...
Eckington Cubs Win Swimming Gala And More...
Thursday 16th October 2014 Eckington Cubs won the Dronfield District swimming Gala last Saturday which was held at Eckington Swimming pool leisure centre.
Four groups took part in the event which included a variety of age grouped races from 8 to 10 ½ front-crawl, backstroke, breastroke, mixed relays and even a non swimmers race in the shallow end. The emphasis of the evening was inclusivity of all abilities and to have fun.
6th Eckington Cub Pack had 14 Cubs working well as a team through support, encouragement and performance to win the Medley Relay... READ MORE...
Police Appeal For Owners Of Industrial Cable To Come Forward
Wednesday 15th October 2014 Police in Chesterfield are appealing for information after a quantity of industrial cable was discovered by patrolling officers in the area.
Officers from the Staveley Safer Neighbourhood Team were carrying out patrols on Tuesday, October 8th, when they came across around 20 metres of cable that appeared to have been cut up for scrap. Police are appealing for the owners of the cable to come forward.
Anyone with any information about the cable is asked to... READ MORE...
Chesterfield GPs Switch On Electronic Prescriptions
Wednesday 15th October 2014 GPs in Chesterfield are making the switch to the NHS Electronic Prescription Service - making it easier and quicker for local patients to get their medication.
Four GP practices in Chesterfield have gone live with the timesaving electronic service and can now digitally send prescriptions direct to pharmacies, without the need for the traditional paper slip. It is designed to speed up the process and gives patients access to new services.
One of the new options is the NHS Repeat Prescription Service... READ MORE...
County Council Expands Nuisance Call Block Pilot
Wednesday 15th October 2014 More older and vulnerable residents will be protected from telephone fraud after a Derbyshire County Council trial using monitoring devices found more than 80% of the calls they received were nuisance calls.
The council liaised with Derbyshire police to select seven residents from the target group to take part in the pilot scheme trial between February and August 2014.
During that time they received a total of 1,566 calls - and 1,300 (83%) were unsolicited or cold calls blocked by the device. READ MORE...
Request To Use 999 Only In Serious Emergencies During Strike
Sunday 12th October 2014 On Monday 13th October, a national four-hour strike is set to take place as part of the ongoing national NHS 2014/15 pay dispute.
Colleagues plan to strike between 07:00 and 11:00 on Monday 13th October, followed by further action short of a strike - including not undertaking paid or unpaid overtime - during the rest of the week, until Friday 17th October.
East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) has been in detailed discussion with GMB and Unison representatives to understand the type of action that will take place and how EMAS can continue to respond to patients suffering... READ MORE...
Hasland House Blaze Update
Saturday 11th October 2014
Derbyshire police say enquiries with Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service will continue today into a house fire in Chesterfield.
The blaze, which took place at Devonshire Road East, Hasland, was reported around tea time last night (Friday 10th October) and police have this morning now confirmed that a 59 year old male sustained serious injuries.
No further information is being given at this time.
Work Begins On New Eastwood Park Pavilion
Friday 10th October 2014 Chesterfield Borough Council's builders and apprentices are playing a key role in building a new pavilion at Eastwood Park.
The work is carried out by the council, which owns and maintains the park in Hasland using the council's in-house team of builders and apprentices.
The project has received £150,000 in funding from Sport England's Inspired Facilities fund with £201,000 in funding from the council.
Councillor Chris Ludlow, Chesterfield Borough... READ MORE...
Chesterfield Apprentice Scoops Four National Awards
Friday 10th October 2014 An auto-electrician apprentice from Chesterfield has been recognised as one of the best in the country after scooping four awards at a national ceremony.
At Stagecoach's 10th annual Apprentice of the Year Awards, Sam Harris picked up the Year Two Award, sponsored by ADL.
Twenty-two-year-old Sam, who works at Stagecoach in Chesterfield, was previously the winner of the year one award. Sam won the Best College award (electrical), voted for by the lecturers who teach the apprentices each... READ MORE...
NHS Trust's Living Wage Pledge Earns National Recognition
Thursday 9th october 2014 Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Trust has been shortlisted for the national Living Wage Champions Awards in recognition of its commitment to support the lowest paid members of its staff.
Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Trust, which employs around 4,400 people, is one of only three NHS trusts nationally to be included in the shortlist and one of only six employers in the East Midlands to be recognised in this way.
The Living Wage Foundation (www.livingwage.org.uk) believes that work should be the surest way out of poverty. Organisations which sign up... READ MORE...
Bolsover Cruise Club Runs For Reuben
Thursday 9th October 2014 Four members of the Bolsover Cruise Club office in Barlborough will be taking part in the Asics Neon Run to raise money for the charity Reuben's Retreat.
The Asics Neon Run is a unique night-time 5km run which takes place in Temple Newsam in Leeds on 18th October. Along the course will be neon zones engulfed by black lights, lasers, strobes, dancers and DJ's to keep the runners going strong.
The team members taking part are Sarah Wilson, 40, from Palterton near Chesterfield; Victoria Anderson, 32, from Dronfield; Linzi... READ MORE...
"It's All About Love!" Chesterfield Unveils Cannele Twist Ring
Thursday 9th October 2014 An award-winning designer was at a Chesterfield jewellery store on Saturday - showcasing his range of statement pieces and unveiling his Cannele twist engagement ring.
Andrew Geoghegan was recently voted the BJA's Designer Of The Year and it's not hard to see why - with eye catchingly beautiful rings and necklaces made of sumptuous stones and precious metal on show at Green+Benz on Glumangate.
With over 16 years of jewellery design behind him, Andrew is clearly passionate about what he does - and, speaking to The Chesterfield Post... READ MORE...
Patients Protected From Possible Strike Action Says Hospital
Wednesday 8th October 2014 Advice from the Chesterfield Royal today is, "Industrial action will not impact services or safety!"
Patients attending Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust on Monday, October 13th 2014 will be protected from any planned industrial action - thanks to a co-operative approach designed to minimise disruption and safeguard patient care.
Several unions, including UNISON, UNITE and the ROYAL COLLEGE OF MIDWIVES, have already indicated that on the day their members will be taking part in a four-hour strike from 7am to 11am. READ MORE...
Chesterfield Crematorium Hosts SANDS' Baby Memorial Events
Wednesday 8th October 2014 Chesterfield and District Crematorium will be hosting events for parents and families who have lost babies.
The annual baby memorial service takes place this Sunday, 12th October, at 2pm.
The non-religious service will remember all babies who have died before, during or after birth and will feature live music, poems and opportunities to light candles.
This will be followed by a balloon release in the Never Land memorial garden in the grounds of the crematorium. READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Car Is Damaged In Staveley
Wednesday 8th October 2014 Police in Staveley are appealing for information after a car's paintwork was damaged by a corrosive type substance.
The incident happened sometime overnight between Wednesday 1st and Thursday 2nd October, on Hayfield Close. It's believed a liquid was poured or splashed on the roof, bonnet and panels of a Renault Clio, taking off and staining paintwork.
Anyone who may have any information should contact PCSO Sue Cooke of the Staveley Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team on 101, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Man Arrested For Drugs Offence Following Warrant In Renishaw
Tuesday 7th October 2014 A man has been arrested on suspicion of production of Cannabis following a warrant at a house in Renishaw.
Police carried out the search at the property on East Street, on Tuesday, September 23rd. A quantity of what is thought to be Cannabis plants and Cannabis was seized. The 37 year old local man, who was arrested at the time, is currently on bail pending further enquiries.
Anyone with concerns or information about drug misuse should contact Derbyshire police on 101, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Tideswell Male Voice Choir Presents 'Never Forget'
Tuesday 7th October 2014 In this, the 100th anniversary year of the First World War, the war to end all wars, the weekend of Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th November will see audiences in the Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield and The Buxton Opera House, Buxton sharing in a stunning remembrance tribute presented by the widely renowned Tideswell Male Voice Choir.
Through dance, visual effects and poetry, 'Never Forget' will unfold and offer the audience a feast of delight. The show will pay tribute not only to the heroes of Flanders Fields but also to all those who have made sacrifices in other theatres of conflict down the years and throughout the world. READ MORE...
Advice For Residents As Local Councils Prepare To Strike
Tuesday 7th October 2014 Bin collections, street cleaning and leisure activities are just some of the Bolsover District Council services that will be disrupted on Tuesday 14th October 2014, as public service workers nationally take part in a one day strike.
The strike will also see services such as housing repairs, Contact Centres and environmental health functions suspended for the day as local government officers stay at home.
Bolsover District Council has confirmed that all buildings and... READ MORE...
Work Begins On Improving Old Whittington Junction
Tuesday 7th October 2014 Work to improve a junction with a history of collisions began yesterday morning, Monday 6th October.
The junction of the B6052 and B6057 at Station Road, Old Whittington has a history of accidents stretching back many years.
The side road is to be re-aligned to move it further away from the busy Whittington Moor roundabout to make it safer.
The work should last for 13 weeks. A partial road (one way) closure... READ MORE...
New Chair Takes Up County Council's Chain Of Office
Tuesday 7th October 2014 Derbyshire County Council's new chair has taken up the chain of office.
Councillor Steve Freeborn, who represents the county council's Ripley East and Codnor division, was appointed after the former Chair Councillor Dave Wilcox stood down from the position due to ill health.
A former county council employee, Councillor Freeborn moved to Derbyshire 28 years ago and worked in the organisation's personal development and training section. He went on to work for Derbyshire Police, then later ran his... READ MORE...
Former Chesterfield Mayor Joins UKIP
Monday 6th October 2014 Last years Mayor of Chesterfield has joined UKIP to become their first councillor on Chesterfield Borough Council.
Cllr Paul Christopher Stone, who represented Barrow Hill and New Whittington and has been a councillor for the last 13 years, told us, "Like most people today, I am very unhappy with main stream politics. All three main parties no longer represent the principles on which I was elected.
"Nationally, UKIP, Independents and the Greens are working together on the Local Government Association. Locally I have built up a good..." READ MORE...
Parish Councils Join Forces To Buy Speed Cameras
Monday 6th October 2014 Ten parish councils in the North East Derbyshire area have clubbed together to provide a speed camera for police to use as part of a joint bid to make local roads safer.
Ashover, Heath and Holmewood, North Wingfield, Pilsley, Shirland and Higham, Sutton cum Duckmanton, Tupton and Wingerworth parish councils have all contributed to the campaign, and provided funding for the camera and maintenance.
Joanne Taylor, a local clerk representing the councils, said: "Local residents regularly raise concerns regarding safety and speeding in..." READ MORE...
Jewellery Stolen After Robbers Force Way Into Victim's Home
Thursday 2nd October 2014 Two robbers stole jewellery from an 81-year-old woman after forcing their way into a house in Chesterfield.
The offenders knocked on the door of a house in Wharf Lane at about 10.30pm on Monday, September 29th. When the homeowner answered the door, the men forced their way past her and searched the house, making off with a number of jewellery items. They also took a bracelet that the victim was wearing. Police investigating the offence want to hear from witnesses or anyone who may have been offered jewellery for sale. Anyone with information should call Derbyshire police on 101, quoting crime reference 41427/14 or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
Natascha Engel MP Visits IKO Factory In Clay Cross
Tuesday 30th September 2014 North-East Derbyshire MP, Natascha Engel visited the IKO factory facility on Coney Green Road with a view to learning more about the roofing and waterproofing systems manufactured there.
She met with UK Manufacturing Manager, Andrew Salmon, and others to learn about: Product ranges, manufacturing operations and specialist advice & support; Economic outlook for main markets and sales & trading forecasts; Supply chain route-to-market: specifier-manufacturer-merchant-installer; Educating and training trade customers about new products & applications and Environmental aspects of the factory with its zero carbon policy. READ MORE...
Eckington School's Boat Naming Ceremony Takes Place
Tuesday 30th September 2014 Mr Patrick Cummings, Headteacher at Eckington School, officially named the School boat on Sunday, 28th September - and it has been called 'Madeline'.
This is in memory of Madeline Siddall, a student at the school who died suddenly from an undiagnosed heart condition at the age of 15.
The simple ceremony, held at Hollingwood Hub, was attended by members of Madeline's family, staff and students from the school and members of the Chesterfield Canal Trust. READ MORE...
Local M&S Raises £3,700 For World's Biggest Coffee Morning
Tuesday 30th September 2014 M&S Café in Chesterfield has raised a staggering £3,700 for Macmillan Cancer Support after a successful day of fundraising for the charity's 'World's Biggest Coffee Morning' event on Friday 26th September.
The day followed employee Sam Stewart's bravery as she shaved her hair for Macmillan prior to the coffee morning, of which family, friends, colleagues, and even Mickey and Minnie Mouse gathered to support Sam who raised around £700. The Mayor and Mayoress of Chesterfield also visited the store on the 26th, where they congratulated Sam, and even stayed for a coffee with the Store Manager and the Café Section Manager. READ MORE...
Date Is Set For Chesterfield FC's AGM
Tuesday 30th September 2014 The Chesterfield FC shareholders' AGM for the year 2013/14 will be held on Thursday, October 23rd at the Proact Stadium, starting at 7pm prompt.
Following the statutory meeting, Chairman Dave Allen and Chief Executive Chris Turner, together with members of the board and Manager Paul Cook, will be available to answer questions.
Director and company secretary Ashley Carson said: "The chairman stated last year that he was determined for the AGM to be held at..." READ MORE...
Tonight's About Saying Thank You As Memorial Garden Opens
Monday 29th September 2014 Chesterfield Football Club is, on occasion, used to tears. They usually come at the end of a game - or a season - but Sunday evening at the PROACT saw tears for an entirely different reason, as after a few short months, Chesterfield FC's Memorial Garden was officially declared open.
In what has proven to be a project that has captured the imagination of the town, it was only fitting perhaps that two of Chesterfield's greatest sons were there to formally open the Garden - Ernie Moss, the club's all time record goalscorer, alongside Jamie Hewitt, who's made more appearances for the club than any other home town man. READ MORE, VIDEO & AUDIO...
Pomegranate Theatre - Art House Screenings Reviewed
Monday 29th September 2014 Chesterfield's Pomegranate Theatre has marked the completion of their £750,000 renovation with a packed weekend of exclusive screenings.
The three-month project, which furnished the spacious auditorium with a new projector, projection screen and advanced sound equipment, has been far from disappointing. Since the complete overhaul, acoustics and demeanour have been astonishing.
Lighting has also seen technical advancements and the new... READ MORE...
Train Strike Action Suspended Following Union Meeting
Friday 26th September 2014 It's been revealed tonight that industrial action planned by the Unite union's train maintenance staff has been suspended.
East Midlands Trains says it will now run a full and normal service between Sunday 28th September and Saturday 4th October on all routes as advertised. They are working to update on-line journey planners to show the original timetable information and say that this is likely to be correct from Saturday 27th September. Please CLICK HERE to download the original PDF timetable for Saturday 27th September which was amended for planned improvement work on various parts of the network. They would like to thank customers for their patience and understanding during this time.
Man Jailed For Over 6 Years For Drug Offences In Grassmoor
Friday 26th September 2014
A Sheffield man has been jailed for more than six years for drug offences in Grassmoor.
Kyle Aslam, 22, of Torbay Road, Pitsmoor, appeared at Sheffield Crown Court on Friday, September 12th.
He was arrested by officers who stopped the car he was travelling in following reports from the community of suspicious activity on New Street, Grassmoor, back in February 2013. READ MORE...
CCTV Image Released After Chesterfield Business Break-In
Friday 26th September 2014 Derbyshire Police are appealing for information after a man is seen on CCTV to force entry into a business premises in Chesterfield.
At around 6.15pm on Tuesday, August 19th, an offender has gained entry to the Fashion at Work unit on the Barlborough Links Industrial Estate in Chesterfield and tampered with the alarm system.
The man is described as white, with a bald head and of tall medium build. He is believed to be aged in his 30s and wearing a black hooded top, dark coloured trousers and blue trainers. READ MORE...
Funeral Plans For Dowager Duchess Of Derbyshire Announced
Friday 26th September 2014 It's been announced that the funeral service for Deborah, Dowager Duchess of Devonshire will be held at 12 noon, at St Peter's Church, Edensor, DE45 1PH on Thursday 2nd October 2014.
The statement from His Grace The Duke of Devonshire states that everyone is welcome to attend and that there will be refreshments at Chatsworth after the service.
It further states that no memorial service will be held, as were her express instructions and donations in her memory, to the Addington Fund and... READ MORE...
Possible Strike Action May Hit Train Services This Weekend
Thursday 25th September 2014 Chesterfield train commuters may face a week of disruption to services as East Midlands Trains' engineering and maintenance staff will strike, from Sunday 28th September to the following Saturday (4th October), unless an agreement can be reached at last ditch talks on Friday (26th September) in a long running dispute over pay.
Unite, the UK's biggest union, announced yesterday that more than 80 engineering and maintenance staff at East Midlands Trains will strike from 06:00 on Sunday 28th September, ending at 05:59 on Saturday 4th October after the company withdrew its 2.75 per cent pay offer following strike action by members in July. READ MORE...
Scheme To Help First Time Buyers Is Extended
Thursday 25th September 2014 A scheme to get house buyers in Chesterfield on the first step of the property ladder is being extended so applicants can buy homes costing up to £150,000.
The Local Authority Mortgage Scheme (LAMS), called Local Lend a Hand, is available to first time buyers who can afford mortgage repayments and have a 5% deposit.
It enables them to get a 95% mortgage from Lloyds Bank on a similar interest rate to a 75% one. READ MORE...
Deborah, Dowager Duchess Of Devonshire Dies Aged 94
Tuesday 24th September 2014
Chatsworth has announced that Deborah, Dowager Duchess of Devonshire passed away this morning, Wednesday, September 24th.
Formerly Deborah Mitford, the Dowager Duchess was credited for turning Chatsworth Estate into the successful business it is today - whilst still retaining it as a family home.
The Duke of Devonshire said: "It is with great sadness that I have to inform you that Deborah Dowager Duchess of Devonshire, passed..." READ MORE...
Poundland Doubles It's Value In Chesterfield With New Store
Wednesday 24th September 2014 Poundland, Europe's biggest single price discount retailer, will be opening a second store in Chesterfield on Ravenside Retail Park on 27th September - creating 30 jobs for the local community.
With over 540 stores nationwide, Poundland offers amazing everyday value with thousands of items at just £1 each.
With a huge variety of the nation's favourite brands including Cadbury's, Heinz and Coca-Cola as well as everything from household essentials to health and beauty buys - and a number of exclusive and seasonal ranges - you can... READ MORE...
Police In Chesterfield Appeal Following Alleged Assault
Wednesday 24th September 2014 Police investigating an alleged assault in Chesterfield are appealing for witnesses to come forward.
Sometime between 1.30am and 2am on Sunday, September 14th, a woman was allegedly assaulted on a footpath off Holywell Street in Chesterfield.
Witnesses or anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Robert Milne at Chesterfield CID on 101, the non-emergency number for Derbyshire police.
To report a crime anonymously, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Police Appeal After Six Cars Are Damages In Grassmoor
Wednesday 24th September 2014 Police are appealing for information after six cars were damaged in Grassmoor.
Five of the vehicles had wing mirrors damaged and one car was dented while parked in the early hours of the morning on Chapman Lane on Sunday, September 21st. Officers are keen to trace a group of six people seen in the area just after 2.20am.
Anyone who may have seen anything suspicious, or with any information, should contact either PCSO James Land or PC Matt Rodda on 101, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Chesterfield Firm Shows Mettle With Markham Vale Move
Tuesday 23rd September 2014 A Chesterfield-based metal distributor which ships stock around the world, is marking its 30th anniversary by relocating to Derbyshire County Council's flagship regeneration site to benefit from better transport links.
Established in 1984, Gould Alloys is expected to move from its current base on Carwood Industrial Park and be up-and-running at new purpose-built premises located at Markham Vale just off Junction 29A of the M1 by Easter next year.
The site will provide direct access to the motorway for the firm... READ MORE...
Lifelong Spireite Scoops Spire Lotto Jackpot
Tuesday 23rd September 2014
Lifelong Spireite John Moss is celebrating after scooping the £9,500 rollover jackpot in the Spire Lotto draw!
John was enjoying a short break in Great Yarmouth with his wife Glenys when he received a call from Janice Kew in the club's commercial department who informed him of his windfall.
"It was the best phone call I've received in a long while," said John. "It was a very pleasant surprise. I told Janice that I'll take a call like that..." READ MORE...
Bus Drivers Bidding For Passenger Votes To Win Star Title
Tuesday 23rd September 2014 Bus passengers in Chesterfield are being encouraged to vote for their favourite driver and be in with a chance of winning a top prize.
To mark National Customer Service Week, which takes place from 6th-12th October, leading operator Stagecoach has launched its annual Customer Service Stars competition.
Customers can vote for their favourite Stagecoach Chesterfield driver online at www.stagecoachbus.com or by filling in an on-bus form... READ MORE...
Panto Comes To Town - Oh Yes It Does!
Tuesday 23rd September 2014 People of a nervous disposition may want to stop reading now as Dames in brightly coloured dresses, a Prince, Princess and 'Buttons' crossing the road in Chesterfield yesterday afternoon can only mean one thing...
It's nearly 'Panto' time! (Oh yes it is) in Chesterfield!
This year, the Pomegrante Theatre will stage 'Cinderella' (produced by Paul Holman Associates and sponsored by Stagecoach), which will star Camilla Dallerup (Strictly) and Asa Elliott (Bendiorm) as... READ MORE & AUDIO...
Nederman Ltd Requires Full Time Installation Fitter
Monday 22nd September 2014 Nederman Ltd has the following vacancy within its Projects Department: FULL TIME INSTALLATION FITTER. Applicants would ideally have experience in ductwork installation, but is not a necessity.
The role of installation fitter involves UK based travel and occasional work outside of the UK. IPAF and PASMA are desirable. The successful applicant must have a full UK driving license, Salary £13,500 - £15,000 pa dependant on experience + overtime.
Email your CV to: Claire.email@example.com or telephone 01772 332147 for an application form.
DLRAA Attend An Industrial Incident In Chesterfield
Tuesday 23rd September 2014 On Saturday 20th September, Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance (DLRAA) was called to an industrial incident in Calow, Chesterfield.
At 13:55, the Air Ambulance crew were called to help a 51-year old male who had accidentally lacerated his left arm whilst operating machinery. The patient suffered significant bleeding.
When the DLRAA doctor and critical care paramedics arrived on scene, just 15 minutes after the emergency call had been received... READ MORE...
'Boycie' Officially Opens Redeveloped Chesterfield Theatres
Monday 22nd September 2014 Actor John Challis - who played Boycie in Only Fools and Horses - has officially re-opened two Chesterfield theatres following a £700,000 refurbishment.
The actor, who began his career by performing regularly in Chesterfield, unveiled improvements to the Pomegranate Theatre and the Winding Wheel on Friday 19th September.
The work was possible due to a £495,000 investment from Arts Council England's National Lottery-funded capital programme, and... READ MORE & AUDIO...
TV Star Visits The Proact And Talks Unknown Quantities
Monday 22nd September 2014 Jesse McClure, star of Storage Hunters - currently airing on satellite channel Dave - was in town on Friday visiting the PROACT stadium.
Chesterfield supporters have no need to be alarmed however; he wasn't rooting through the trophy cabinet - but simply paying a visit to meet fans of the show.
After meeting manager Paul Cook, and being presented with a personalised shirt, he took time out to speak with The Chesterfield Post, telling us, "I got invited here to hang with fans and see what it's all about..." READ MORE & AUDIO...
Emergency Bed Loan Gives Zach Somewhere Safe To Sleep
Friday 19th September 2014 The rising number of calls for help from families of disabled and terminally ill children in Derbyshire, has prompted a leading UK charity to recruit an Awareness and Fundraising Manager specifically for the region.
The new role is vital to the work of Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children to help ensure continued support for families of vulnerable children such as three-year-old Zach Blackburn from Chesterfield.
Zach has a diagnosis of Autism, Global Developmental Delay... READ MORE...
Tributes Paid To Former Chesterfield Mayor, Trudi Mulcaster
Friday 19th September 2014 Tributes have been paid to former Chesterfield mayor, Trudi Mulcaster, who, it has been announced today, died on Wednesday after a long illness.
Mrs Mulcaster was a Liberal councillor for the former West ward between 1973 and 1979, and Liberal Democrat councillor for West ward from 1996 to 2007.
She served as Mayor of Chesterfield from 2006 to 2007, supporting the charity Pathways of Chesterfield, helping the homeless in the borough, during her year of office. READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Football Posts Removed From Park
Friday 19th September 2014 Derbyshire Police are appealing for information after a full sized football goal post was removed from a park and left in a road in Mastin Moor.
The posts, which were sited in Lansbury Avenue Park, were removed from the ground sometime overnight between Saturday, September 13th and Sunday, September 14th.
PCSO Sue Cooke, of the Staveley Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: "This is really disappointing as the equipment was bought..." READ MORE...
Boost For Three Local Charities
Thursday 18th September 2014 Record proceeds from a Classic Car and Bike Show held at Renishaw Hall last June have now been shared out between three worthy local charities.
The annual event, organised by the Rotary Club of Chesterfield, this year raised over £7,000 resulting in healthy donations of £2,350 each being made to Ashgate Hospice, Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice, and Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity.
Chesterfield Rotary president John Roberts presented the... READ MORE...
Casa Adds Unique Wedding Splendour At Walton Lodge
Tuesday 16th September 2014 Casa Hotel is adding a further string to its wedding bow by offering weddings at the captivating Walton Lodge as well as staging their own Autumn Wedding Fayre on Sunday 21st September.
Having helped Casa become the ninth best hotel in the UK as awarded by TripAdvisor, Casa's dedicated Wedding Planners are further improving their incredible service to incorporate the Walton Lodge venue, taking care of everything from the initial planning to the logistics of running the big day without a hitch.
Presenting an idyllic wedding setting, the Walton Lodge Estate... READ MORE...
FieldCandy Looking For Permanent Full Time Admin Assistant
Monday 15th September 2014
FieldCandy, an award winning Outdoor Lifestyle Brand based in Staveley, are looking for a permanent full time administration assistant.
The successful candidate will have experience in all aspects of office work, they need to be computer literate and preferably have experience in Mac operating systems.
Full training and support will be given to the successful candidate. Please email your CV for further details to firstname.lastname@example.org
A Marathon Effort For Charities And Chesterfield
Monday 15th September 2014 - Other Sports sponsored by the CASA Hotel
The much heralded inaugural Chesterfield Marathon took place in town yesterday (Sunday 14th September), with runners pounding the streets all over Chesterfield in aid of various charities.
The Marathon, making its return to Chesterfield for the first time in three decades - but also the first ever in the town to include a Full, Half and Team Race - attracted athletes from all over the UK, Europe and even as far as Australia, though both the male and female winners were local. Gareth Lowe, from Clowne, completed the race in 2:37:45 whilst Chesterfield lady Helen Mort was the first... READ MORE...
Chesterfield Man In Court Charged With Several Burglaries
Monday 15th September 2014 A Chesterfield man has appeared at Derby Crown Court charged with a number of theft and burglary offences in the Walton, Brampton and Boythorpe areas.
Darren Jest, 35, of Saltergate, was arrested and later charged by police with one burglary offence, three thefts from vehicles and one attempted theft from a vehicle.
The offences all took place between Tuesday, August 12th and Friday, August 15th. Mr Jest appeared at Derby Crown Court for a preliminary hearing on Wednesday, September 3rd and was remanded in prison custody.
Work Begins On New Queen's Park Sports Centre
Saturday 13th September 2014 A sod cutting ceremony has been held to mark the start of work on Chesterfield Borough Council's £9.3 million project to replace the Queen's Park Sports Centre.
The new centre is being built on land at the Queen's Park Annexe and is due to open in early 2016. The current Queen's Park Sports Centre on Boythorpe Road will remain open until the new centre is complete.
The centre is being paid for by £4.8 million from Chesterfield Borough Council, £2 million from Sport England's Strategic Facilities Fund... READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Fire Damage Found In Two Local Parks
Wednesday 10th September 2014
Police are appealing for information after fire damage has been found at parks in Hasland and Chesterfield.
The incidents happened sometime overnight between Monday, September 1st and Tuesday, September 2nd.
Park rangers reported that a wooden picnic table, near to the water fountain, at Eastwood Park, Hasland, and the side screens on the cricket pitch at Queen's Park, Chesterfield, been damaged by fire. READ MORE...
Highways Agency Wants Your Say On Planned Improvements
Wednesday 10th September 2014 The Highways Agency has said it is planning to undertake improvements to the M1 through delivering a smart motorway between junctions 28 to 31 and between junctions 32 to 35a.
The schemes will convert the hard shoulder to a permanent running lane to ease congestion, add much needed capacity and support economic growth and the Agency would like to invite you to a presentation to explain the details of projects that will be delivered in the area.
There are two opportunities to attend this presentation... READ MORE...
New Spireites Community Trust Website Launched
Wednesday 10th September 2014
The Chesterfield FC Community Trust is celebrating the launch of its new website - www.spireitestrust.org.uk - in a bid to boost the organisation's exposure and make it easier for people to get involved.
Rachel Booth, sport & activity manager and co-creator of the website alongside Tina Jenner, is pleased that the website has finally been launched.
She said: "It's really exciting to for the Community Trust to be launching the website; we've been looking forward to this for a long time. " READ MORE...
Chesterfield Royal & Partners Aim For Patients 'Perfect Week'
Tuesday 9th September 2014
In partnership with more than sixty health and social care organisations across North Derbyshire, Chesterfield Royal Hospital is aiming to provide patients with a 'perfect week', as part of an exciting project that aims to make sure patients get home from hospital, with the support and care they need, as soon as they are medically fit to leave.
Speaking about 'Peak Flow 1', the Royal's Chief Executive, Gavin Boyle comments: "This is about improving care, working together differently and making the partnerships we talk about real and tangible..." READ MORE...
New Royal Baby On The Way!
Monday 8th September 2014 It's been announced this morning that HRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their second baby.
A statement from Clarence House this morning read, "Their Royal Highnesses, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting their second child.
"The Queen and members of both families are delighted with the news. As with her first pregnancy, The Duchess is suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum (severe morning sickness). Her Royal Highness will no longer..." READ MORE...
Police Called To Creswell Disturbance
Monday 8th September 2014 During the evening of Saturday September 6th, 2104 police were called to Hazelby Road, Creswell following reports of property being damaged and people threatened.
Several men had allegedly threatened residents, damaged a car window and the window and door of a house. An 18-year-old man from Sheffield was arrested the next day on suspicion of violent disorder and has been released on police bail while further inquiries are made. Anyone who has any information that would help the police investigation should contact officers on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Chesterfield Marathon Fun Runners Can 'Run For Ashya'
Thursday 4th September 2014 Run for Ashya King! That's the message today from Kids 'n' Cancer, the specialist national charity which is supporting the five-year-old, who is seriously ill with brain cancer.
Race entries for the charity's Chesterfield and Derbyshire Marathon have closed, but family fun run entries remain open for the race, which takes place on September 14th, as support for Ashya, parents Brett and Naghemeh King and their family, continues to grow.
Brett and Naghemeh took Ashya out of hospital, without doctor's... READ MORE...
Appeal After Attempted Robbery At Holme Hall Post Office
Thursday 4th September 2014 Just before 9am yesterday (Wednesday 3rd), a man went into the post office on Wardgate Way in Chesterfield, armed with a knife and demanded money.
When staff refused his demand, he ran off past Lloyds Pharmacy, the family centre and church and down a footpath in the direction of the school, he's then believed to have gone onto Loundsley Green Road. The suspect is described as being white, of chunky build, wearing a red top and dark bottoms. Anyone in the area who saw a person fitting the description or has information about the incident should ring 101 and ask for DC Russ Garner or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Appeal To Trace Young Girl's 'Mobility Scooter Samaritan'
Thursday 4th September 2014 Police in the Birdholme area of Chesterfield are appealing for information to help trace a man on a mobility scooter who helped a girl on Bacon's Lane.
It is in relation to an incident between 7.30pm and 8pm on Sunday, August 31st, where a man, driving a four-dour silver car, allegedly spoke to an 11-year-old girl at the junction of Bacon's Lane and Birdholme Crescent.
The girl felt frightened by the man, and ran to a grey-haired man on a mobility scooter who was passing at the time. The man on the mobility scooter is... READ MORE...
Opening Doors For Young Carers
Thursday 4th September 2014 As part of an innovative new project by Derbyshire Carers Association (DCA), 28th August saw young carers flocking to the Post Mill Centre, South Normanton for a well-earned Celebration Event, attended by VIP guests The Mayor and Mayoress of Chesterfield, Councillor Alexis Diouf and Mrs Vickey-Anne Diouf.
Young carers and siblings had the chance to boogie the night away to hot DJ music, enjoy a huge healthy buffet and experience the unique opportunity to meet and chat to other carers in an informal setting and, importantly, in an environment away from daily pressures and responsibilities. READ MORE...
Chesterfield MP Takes On The Ice Bucket Challenge
Thursday 4th September 2014 It's Chilly in Chesterfield! Toby Perkins MP takes the Ice-Bucket Challenge to Raise Money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association.
Toby Perkins, MP for Chesterfield and Shadow Minister for Small Business, has undertaken the 'Ice-Bucket Challenge' in aid of motor neurone disease. Toby was doused with icy water by his wife Suzie and two children, Chloe and Lewis, outside his constituency office.
A very cold Toby said afterwards, "Thank you to Peak FM..." READ MORE...
Injured Woman Dies Following Collision In Duckmanton
Wednesday 3rd September 2014 Derbyshire Police have confirmed this morning that the rider of a moped, who was involved in a collision (as reported earlier) in Duckmanton on Monday, September 1st, has died.
Nicola Sanderson, 40, from Hollingwood near Chesterfield, died in Sheffield Northern General yesterday (Tuesday September 2nd). Ms Sanderson's moped was in collision with a Ford Transit van at the junction of Tom Lane and Staveley Road, Duckmanton at 4.25pm.
Anyone who saw the collision, contact police on 101 quoting incident no 444 01/09/14.
Tony Benn: Will & Testament - The Town Hall Screening Tour
Wednesday 3rd September 2014 Will and Testament is a moving and informative tribute to Tony Benn - political firebrand, prolific diarist, writer, charismatic anti-war campaigner, husband and father.
Tony participated extensively in the making of the film, which was completed prior to his death in March 2014. This unique autobiographical film will be released at cinemas from 3rd October 2014.
Prior to the main cinema release, distributor Praslin Pictures is hosting a series of very special event screenings at Town Hall venues... READ MORE & VIDEO...
'Serious' Collision Prompts Police Appeal
Tuesday 2nd September 2014 Police are appealing for witnesses to a serious collision near Duckmanton, Chesterfield.
At 4.25pm on Monday September 1st a Ford Transit van and a Yamaha moped collided at the junction of Tom Lane and Staveley Road, Duckmanton. The 40-year-old female rider of a white 125cc moped was airlifted to Sheffield Northern General after she sustained serious head injuries. The van driver wasn't injured and the road was closed until 8pm.
Anyone who saw the collision, contact police on 101 quoting incident no 444 01/09/14.
Kids 'n' Cancer Offer Helping Hand To Ashya King's Family
Monday 1st September 2014 Specialist national charity, Kids 'n' Cancer has offered a helping hand to the family of five-year-old Ashya King who is seriously ill with brain cancer.
Ashya's parents Brett and Naghemeh were arrested in Spain following an international search after taking Ashya from Southampton General Hospital, without doctors' consent, on Thursday afternoon.
They had travelled with his siblings on a ferry to France in pursuit of specialist cancer treatment which medics in the UK had refused to sanction. READ MORE...
Investigation And Club Statements Following Port Vale Clash
Monday 1st September 2014 Staffordshire Police and Port Vale football club say that they are now jointly investigating scenes which took place after Chesterfield's clash with Port Vale on Saturday at Vale Park.
After what had been a volatile game, with bookings in double figures, Chesterfield players had come out to applaud the 800 plus travelling fans only to suddenly turn and run back to the mouth of the tunnel where stewards were dealing with what looked to be a verbal exchange between Vale fans and Chesterfield players.
Armand Gnanduillet, Chesterfield's number 9, who had been... READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Fire Outside A House In Calow
Friday 29th August 2014
Police are appealing for witnesses after a fire was discovered outside a house in Calow.
On Friday, August 29th at 4.45am, the residents of a house on Top Road saw a fire outside their property. When they went to investigate they found that a petrol can had been set alight and placed next to the front door. The fire caused damage to the door and guttering. The police are carrying out a joint investigation with the fire service and anyone with information is asked to contact PC Jennifer Brocksopp using the non-emergency number 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Elderly Woman Has Purse Stolen In Distraction Burglary
Thursday 28th August 2014 A 76-year-old woman had her purse stolen by a burglar who walked into her house after asking for a glass of water.
The victim was at home in Harehill Road, Chesterfield, when a man knocked on her door and asked for the drink.
While she went to the kitchen, the man walked into her living room. The victim later noticed that her purse, containing cash and bank cards, was missing.
The distraction burglar was white, aged between 30 and 40, about... READ MORE...
Chesterfield's Andrew Davies Joins Inspirational Sailing Trip
Thursday 28th August 2014 15 year old Andrew Davies from Chesterfield has taken part in an inspirational sailing trip with the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust, along with 29 other young people between the age of 8 -18 in recovery from cancer.
Andrew joined the crew of one of five yachts to sail around the Solent from the 11th - 14th August, in a four-day yacht adventure.
Andrew, who finished treatment in January 2013 for Acute Myeloid Leukaemia at Sheffield Children's Hospital, was excited about the trip... READ MORE...
Teaching Award For Holywell Medical Group's Senior Partner
Thursday 28th August 2014 The senior partner at Holywell Medical Group, which runs GP practices in Chesterfield and Staveley, has been presented with a clinical teaching award by the University of Sheffield.
Dr Nadine Kale is part of the community-based teaching team supporting undergraduate medical students from the University who shadow GPs at HMG surgeries in Rectory Road, Staveley; Inkersall; Barrow Hill; and at Grange Family Medical Centre and Holywell House in Chesterfield.
The award was made following a vote from students and cites... READ MORE...
First Electric Car For Visiting NHS Patients In Derbyshire
Thursday 28th August 2014 A new Nissan Leaf electric car - the first of its kind delivered this week to Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Trust - is reducing the environmental impact of NHS workers travelling across the county.
The electric car is a new addition to the pool of 10 low emission Toyota Aygo cars which have proved so popular since the pool car scheme launched almost two years ago, primarily for the benefit of health workers travelling to remote parts of the county.
Mark Armstrong-Read from Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Trust, led on the pool car scheme and now, the introduction of the... READ MORE...
Young Stars Rewarded At The Proact
Thursday 28th August 2014 The Chesterfield FC Community Trust Junior Awards have been presented at an event held at the Proact Stadium this morning.
Recognising the hard work and commitment that participants show in activities the Trust delivers around North Derbyshire, the awards promote the self-esteem and well being of the thousands of young people the Trust engages with every year and will embrace the partnerships that make its work a success.
In a ceremony hosted by the club's Head of press and media, Nick Johnson, and sponsored by Gulliver's Kingdom... READ MORE, PICS & AUDIO...
Jewellery Designer Pays Homage To Her Derbyshire Roots
Tuesday 26th August 2014 One local designer, who says the hills and landscapes of her home county - Derbyshire - provides inspiration for her unique creations, is now showcasing her wares in Chesterfield having caught the eye of respected local jewellery shop owner, Helen Dimmick.
Birmingham University graduate Daisy-Lee Overton, has lived in Derbyshire all her life and is proud to be able to share the beauty of the countryside with others through her collection of rings, as she explains, "I've been at Birmingham School of Jewellery for the past 3 years and, encouraged to complete my graduate collection, I started looking back at where I came from and the foliage..." READ MORE...
Charity Runners Hit The Road For Good Causes
Tuesday 26th August 2014 Over one hundred and fifty runners took part in the annual 5K Community Fun Run on Bank Holiday Monday morning.
Despite the wet conditions competitors ran, jogged or walked the route - from Sheepbridge to the Proact Stadium - where they were greeted by hundreds of family and friends. A junior fun run also took place, which consisted of three laps around the pitch.
Funds raised during the event were in support of two local charities - The Chesterfield FC Community Trust and The Child Foundation - both of... READ MORE...
Further Development In The Pipeline For Markham Vale
Friday 22nd August 2014 A further development could be on the cards for Derbyshire County Council's flagship regeneration site, now a planning application has been submitted for a new 100,000 sqft warehouse and office building.
If the state-of-the-art development at Markham Vale gets the go-ahead, building work on the site next to the roundabout on Markham Lane could start in the autumn - bringing more construction jobs to the area.
Outline planning permission has already been granted for... READ MORE...
5k Community Fun Run Approaches
Friday 22nd August 2014 A reminder that bookings are now still being taken for this Bank Holiday Monday's 5K Community Fun run.
The event, which will raise funds for the Chesterfield Community Trust and The Child Foundation, will see competitors run, jog or walk the route, which begins at Sheepbridge Industrial Estate and ends at the Proact Stadium.
The fee to take part is £8 per runner (affiliated running club members are charged £6), with those registering on the day paying £2 extra. To register in advance, please email email@example.com. READ MORE...
Chesterfield Marathon Runner Registrations At CASA Hotel
Friday 22nd August 2014 Runners taking part in the Chesterfield and Derbyshire Marathon will need to collect their race number for the event in the two days leading up to the big day.
Official registration for the marathon will take place at the Casa Hotel in Chesterfield on Friday 12th September between 10am and 9pm and on Saturday 13th September from 10am to 5pm, where runners can pick up their race number with the disposable chip time attached.
Everyone will also be provided with a race day 'Goody Bag' which... READ MORE...
Charley Ann Wells, 21 on Saturday 23rd August 2014
Happy Birthday for Saturday Charley - have a fantastic day!
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Chesterfield Leisure Centre Gets A £2 Million Funding Boost
Thursday 21st August 2014 Following on from Wednesday's news of the new Queen's Park Sports Centre Plans being approved, today sees news that Chesterfield residents will benefit from the enhanced new Sports Centre, to be built on Queen's Park Annexe, as Chesterfield Borough Council receives £2 million of funding from Sport England.
The investment from Sport England's Strategic Facilities fund will allow previously approved plans for the new centre to be expanded to provide additional activity space, including: Increasing the main swimming pool from six to eight lanes; Increasing the size of the learner pool; Increasing the number of ... READ MORE & AUDIO...
Steve Walks The Walk For Local Clean Water Charity
Thursday 21st August 2014 One man from Chesterfield has just completed a trek of over 200 miles, in order to raise funds and awareness of a local charity, set up to provide a clean safe water supply for those unable to access it around the world.
Steve Phillips, from Brampton, made the journey from his grandmother's house in Cromford to his parents' house in Llwyngwril , near Aberdovey (216 miles) for Aquabox - set up by Wirksworth Rotary Club and aiming to provide boxes consisting of water filters and purification tablets to communities in dire need of fresh water. READ MORE...
Holywell Medical Updates Patients On Development Plans
Wednesday 20th August 2014 Around 40 patients with Holywell Medical Group (HMG) in the Staveley and Chesterfield areas, attended a meeting on Thursday, August 14th, to hear more about the development plans underway to improve access to the practice's health services.
The meeting was chaired by Dr Greg Place, chair of the Nottinghamshire Local Medical Committee (LMC), and attended by staff from HMG, the group's Patient Participation Group, Derbyshire LMC and NHS England.
Holywell Medical Group Project Manager Pat Colclough... READ MORE...
Plans For Extended Queen's Park Sports Centre Approved
Wednesday 20th August 2014
Councillors have approved plans for a new, extended, Queen's Park Sports Centre to be built.
At their meeting yesterday, Tuesday 19th August, members of Chesterfield Borough Council's planning committee approved plans for the new centre, which will be built on the site of Queen's Park Annexe, subject to planning conditions.
The council has applied to Sport England for a grant of more than £1 million to extend the plans for the new sports centre. READ MORE...
Traffic Delays Expected As Work Starts On A61 Cycle Lane
Tuesday 19th August 2014 It's been announced that work to build a new cycle lane in Chesterfield will start next Tuesday, 26th August, as part of plans to link different parts of the town together for cyclists.
Derbyshire County Council says a 720-metre cycle lane alongside the A61 northbound between Infirmary Road and Hazlehurst Lane will be created.
The path is being installed as part of the Chesterfield Cycle network which is a long-term project aimed at linking shopping areas, hospitals, schools, the train and bus station, Market Square and main residential areas in the town. READ MORE...
Shop Fire In Chesterfield
Monday 18th August 2014 - 14:00 Part of Stephenson Place is currently cordoned off after a fire at the Save The Children shop in Chesterfield.
A spokesman for the Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service has told The Chesterfield Post that a fire was reported at 11.47 am and four fire fighters were in attendance at the blaze - described as being in a ground floor terrace shop.
Crews are still in attendance at the scene though the fire is reported as being out. A fire Investigation Officer is on the way and the road remains cordoned off. No injuries are reported.
Inquest Response To Inspection Report On HMYOI Hindley
Monday 18th August 2014 The Chief Inspector of Prisons has today published an inspection report on HMYOI Hindley that notes, despite 'significant improvements', Hindley was 'still struggling to keep some of the boys it held safe'.
This comes after 17-year-old Jake Hardy from Stonegravels in Chesterfield, died at HMYOI Hindley in 2012.
The inspection was carried out between 3rd and 14th March 2014 whilst the inquest into his death was taking place. The inquest jury found that... READ MORE...
Chesterfield Cadet Celebrates Passing Out From Sandhurst
Monday 18th August 2014 A young cadet from Chesterfield has joined around 200 fellow graduates in a prestigious ceremony as she passed out from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, successfully completing the most respected and challenging officer training course in the world.
Each officer cadet at Sandhurst has undergone 44 weeks of intensive military and academic training, combined with adventurous training and sporting challenges, before taking part in the Sovereign's Parade in front of Her Majesty's representative, General Sir Peter Wall, Chief of General Staff. The parade has been run at the end of each term on Old College Square at Sandhurst for more... READ MORE...
Accessible Derbyshire To Film This Week With 'Visit Britain'
Monday 18th August 2014 LIGHTS ... CAMERA ... ACTION! It's been announced today that on Wednesday and Thursday (20th and 21st August), this week, Accessible Derbyshire, one of the area's newest charities, are filming with Geocast TV for Visit Britain!
TV Presenter Sophie Morgan is travelling up to Derbyshire to be the face of the film. During her stay she will be experiencing many of the amazing accessible locations which Derbyshire and the Peak District have to offer.
The film will be highlighting lots of Peak District National Park... READ MORE...
CCTV Images Released Of Shop Theft Incidents In Chesterfield
Friday 15th August 2014 Police in Chesterfield have released CCTV images of people they would like to speak to in connection with a number of shop theft incidents in the area.
The offences happened between June and August this year in the town centre, Hasland and Brimington, with items including food, toiletries, cleaning products, DVDs and a mobile phone being stolen.
Sergeant Dave Harrison of the Chesterfield Community Safety Partnership said: "Shoplifting has a significant cost to the local economy..." READ MORE...
'Farm To Fork' Roadshow Hits Tesco Extra
Friday 15th August 2014 Tesco customers are being invited to the Chesterfield Tesco Extra store at Lockoford Lane this week for a Farm to Fork roadshow.
The roadshow will give parents and their kids the chance to learn about where their food, and their milk in particular, comes from.
During the roadshow today, Friday 15th August, children will be able to walk around the many stalls; which range from a smoothie making kitchen to a cheese and butter making stand. Here they will be able to take part in a range of activities, including product sampling, interactive games including 'Milk the cow'... READ MORE...
A-Level Results: Future's Bright For Chesterfield Youngsters
Thursday 14th August 2014
It's been a day of high emotion for many young people across the area, as hundreds learned their A and AS level results.
With more 18 year olds than ever going to university - those pieces of paper are critical and, as students open their A level results UCAS says that more of them than ever before have already secured a place on a degree course as we reported earlier.
Derbyshire students have also done exceptionally well this year - with some schools reporting their best ever results. READ MORE...
Advice (And Good Luck) On 'A' Level Results Day
Thursday 14th August 2014 As students throughout Chesterfield open their A level results this morning, UCAS say that more of them than ever before have already secured a place on a degree course.
396,990 students have already been accepted onto UK undergraduate courses, up 11,090 (3%) on last year, 352,590 students (an increase of 2%) have secured their first choice of course and for the first time, numbers of students going to university or college to study a degree could top 500,000 by the end of the cycle.
The largest group of applicants placed so far are from England... READ MORE...
Markham Vale Regeneration Expands After Bridge Removal
Thursday 14th August 2014
One of the country's largest cranes was in Derbyshire on Tuesday to remove a bridge deck as part of plans to expand Derbyshire County Council's flagship Markham Vale regeneration site.
The 'Bailey' design bridge over Erin Road - an old colliery haul road used by colliery vehicles travelling to and from the former Seymour Colliery - was successfully removed on Tuesday 12th August by Mabey Bridge Ltd working in close partnership with officers of Derbyshire County Council and used a huge 350 tonne weight limit crane to lift the bridge off its abutments before dismantling it. READ MORE...
Chesterfield FC Memorial Garden Fundraising Target Reached!
Thursday 14th August 2014 The £35,000 target to complete the Chesterfield FC Memorial Garden has been reached.
"There have been many significant acts of incredible generosity by individuals, organisations and companies," said fundraising coordinator Phil Tooley, who added: "But the one that took us over the line was something extra special."
Phil explained: "Our Gala Dinner at the start of this month, attended by many of our supporters and sponsors, had many emotional moments during the evening and that emotion spilled over to someone who'd not even been there. READ MORE...
2014 Food And Drink Awards Shortlist Announced
Thursday 14th August 2014 24 food and drink businesses have been shortlisted across nine categories in the 2014 Chesterfield Food and Drink Awards, organised in association with Chesterfield College - headline sponsor of the awards for the second year running.
The shortlisted establishments were selected from hundreds of nominations received by the competition organisers, Destination Chesterfield.
Four of the nominees - Calabria, Stephenson's Coffee and Tea House, Barca Bar and Tramway Tavern - are hoping to retain their titles in 2014... READ MORE...
6 Year Old Poppy Hosts 'Right Royal Picnic' To Aid Servicemen
Thursday 14th August 2014 Six-year-old Poppy Crosby from Derbyshire hosted her own 'Poppy Picnic' on Sunday 10th August, to help raise funds for The Royal British Legion's vital work with the Armed Forces community.
Poppy's father, Lieutenant Commander David Crosby, serves with the Royal Navy and chose Poppy's name as she was born during the Remembrance period.
Having written to The Queen to invite her to a picnic, Poppy is one of over 1,000 people who have already registered to host a picnic and received the Legion's free Picnic packs available from... READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Theft Of 'High Value' Bike In Chesterfield
Thursday 14th August 2014
Officers investigating a burglary in Chesterfield are appealing for information in connection with the theft of a high value bike.
Derbyshire Police have said that, sometime between Thursday, July 24th and Friday, August 1st, offenders gained entry via a side door of a property in Barton Crescent, Chesterfield.
Along with the family car (which was later recovered), a number of pedal cycles, cycling medals and a unique racing bike was stolen. READ MORE...
Traffic Restrictions At Hornsbridge Lifted Ahead Of Schedule
Tuesday 12th August 2014 Traffic restrictions at Hornsbridge Island in Chesterfield have been lifted four weeks earlier than anticipated.
Chesterfield Borough Council asked the contractor, NT Killingley, to carry out the work to a revised schedule which has allowed the restrictions to be lifted earlier than planned.
Councillor John Burrows, Chesterfield Borough Council's leader and executive member for regeneration, said: "I'd like to thank NT Killingley for working extra hours and working at the weekends to allow the work... " READ MORE...
Man Falls To His Death From Chesterfield Multi-Storey Car Park
Monday 11th August 2014 Police officers in Chesterfield are investigating the death of a man who fell from a car park in the town this afternoon.
Officers were called to the multi-storey car park on Beetwell Street at 9.50 this morning, Monday August 11th, by car park staff who were concerned for the safety of the man.
Police negotiators attended and spent several hours talking to the man, thought to be in his 50s, but he fell from the car park at 13.40pm. He was pronounced dead at the scene. READ MORE...
Council's Pledge To Solve Chesterfield's Flooding Issues
Saturday 9th August 2014 With perfect timing after yesterday's chaos, news that this week, Yorkshire Water and Chesterfield Borough Council have pledged to work together to tackle flooding in the town, including the long running issues at Horns Bridge roundabout.
The pledge came following a meeting where council leader, Councillor John Burrows and Yorkshire Water's director of customer service and networks Dr Helen Phillips, met to discuss the company's work in the area.
Cllr Burrows and Dr Phillips were joined by Councillor... READ MORE...
Council Reassesses Its Options Over Northern Gateway
Saturday 9th August 2014 Plans for the Northern Gateway scheme are being reassessed by Chesterfield Borough Council to respond to the changing High Street retail sector.
The Northern Gateway scheme aims to create a high quality shopping, restaurant and leisure development on land surrounding the 'Donut' roundabout site.
Chesterfield has one of the best town centre shop occupancy rates in the country - with additions in the last few years including Debenhams, Next, Asda Home, T K Maxx and Boyes. READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Man Exposes Himself To 14 Year Old Girls
Friday 8th August 2014 On Thursday, August 7th, at 6.50pm, two 14-year-old girls were in Walton Woods, near to a tree swing, when they noticed a man stood next to a tree exposing himself, the girls then ran off towards Matlock Road.
The man was described as white, between 23-24 years-old and of a medium build. He was wearing a plain white top, a black zip-up hooded top, black trousers and black trainers.
Anyone with information, please contact PC Aaron Vernon at Clay Cross police station on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Flooding And Road Collapses Following Heavy Downpours
Friday 8th August 2014 Chesterfield was once again left struggling with flooding at major junctions into the town tonight following heavy rain in the early evening.
Areas heavily affected have been Hornsbridge Island, Sainsbury's supermarket at Lockoford Lane needed to close the store due to flooding risk and even the Railway Station was affected.
There has also been a road collapse on Princess Street in Brimington - Service 90 buses are currently operating on a diversion via Corporation St... READ MORE...
Boxing Personality To Appear At Staveley MWFC Dinner Event
Friday 8th August 2014 - Staveley MWFC coverage sponsored by HKL Ltd
Champion boxer Johnny Nelson will be the special guest at a fundraising dinner organised by Staveley Miners Welfare FC later this month.
Nelson, who is a former European and British Cruiserweight champion, will be the guest speaker at the dinner on Thursday, August 14th with a 7pm start. The dress code is smart casual.
The event will also feature top comedian Jimmy Carol with Sky Sports reporter and Chesterfield FC's Media boss, Nick Johnson, acting as your... READ MORE...
Police Name Cyclist Killed In A61 Collision
Thursday 7th August 2014
Officers who were trying to identify the cyclist who died as a result of a collision on the A61 near Dronfield have named him today (Thursday, August 7th) following a formal identification by his family.
Malcolm Cottam, 55, from Sheffield, suffered serious head injuries and was taken by air ambulance to Northern General Hospital, in Sheffield, where he later died.
Police would again like to thank the public for information received in trying to identify Mr Cottam.
Police Seek Witnesses Following Chesterfield Burglaries
Thursday 7th August 2014 Police are appealing for witnesses after two burglaries took place in Chesterfield.
On Saturday, August 2nd, offenders forced open the lock of a property on Nethergreen Avenue in Killamarsh.
Offenders carried out an untidy search and made off with a number of items including jewellery, a Samsung laptop and an iPod Nano.
Police believe that the thieves used a pillow case to transport... READ MORE...
County Council Task Force To Tackle Youth Unemployment
Wednesday 6th August 2014 Plans to tackle youth unemployment are being drawn up by Derbyshire County Council to get more young people into work, further education or training.
While the number of 16-17-year-olds without a job, in education or training fell slightly this year, figures from May show around a third (2,675) of Derbyshire's unemployed are aged 18-24 - which is higher than the national average.
Councillor Joan Dixon, Derbyshire County Council's Cabinet Member for Jobs, Economy and Transport, said: "We want to build a strong..." READ MORE...
Police Release EVO-fit Of The Cyclist Killed In A61 Collision
Tuesday 5th August 2014 Officers trying to identify a cyclist who died after a collision on a dual carriageway near Dronfield, have released an EVO-fit image of his face, a picture of the brand of bike he was riding and a picture of the helmet and shoes that he was wearing, in the hope that someone will know who he is.
The incident happened on the southbound carriageway of the A61 at about 3.20pm on Thursday, July 31st.
It involved a Citroen C3 and a cyclist who was riding a... READ MORE & PICS...
New Markham Development Brings Further Jobs Boost
Tuesday 5th August 2014 A new family pub and restaurant development is to open on Derbyshire County Council's flagship regeneration site bringing 40 jobs to the area.
Marston's Inns and Taverns, which provides pubs throughout the UK, has selected Markham Vale off M1 junction 29A near Chesterfield, to build its new pub restaurant which will be called The Little Castle.
The premises, which will have 180 covers, are currently being built and are expected to be complete by December. READ MORE...
Alan Stevenson Leaves The Spireites
Tuesday 5th August 2014 Alan Stevenson has left his role as Chesterfield FC's Marketing Director after seven years.
Stevenson, (left), who is a former Chesterfield FC goalkeeper, rejoined the club in 2007 to oversee the commercial activities relating to the move to a new stadium. Spireites' Chief Executive Chris Turner said: "Alan has decided to move on to work on other projects. His expertise was highly valued and we would like to thank him for his services and wish him all the best for the future." Stevenson began his playing career with Chesterfield, making over 100 appearances for the club before moving to Burnley in 1972.
Spire Lotto Winners For Week 14
Tuesday 5th August 2014
This week's 'Spire Lotto' winners - the official Chesterfield FC lottery with prizes paid out each week and a chance for you to win up to £10,000
Check here every week to see if you're a winner! READ MORE...
Police Renew Appeal To Identify Cyclist Killed After Collision
Monday 4th August 2014 Derbyshire police are renewing their appeal for help to identify a cyclist who died on Thursday after a collision on the A61 by-pass.
Police have been unable to identify the cyclist as he had no ID on his person and no one has so far come forward.
They previously issued a statement which said, "At about 3.20pm on Thursday 31st July, a road traffic collision took place on the A61 Dronfield by-pass about 2km south of Bowshaw Island. A pedal cycle travelling in the direction of Chesterfield was struck by a Citroen C3 motor car travelling in the same..." READ MORE...
Last Chance For Mobile Library & Street Light Consultations
Monday 4th August 2014
Derbyshire residents are being urged to make sure they have their say on possible changes to the way street lights across Derbyshire are maintained, before the consultation closes on Friday 8th August along with the consultation on Mobile Library changes on Saturday 9th August.
The possible changes that residents are being asked for their views on are: Only replacing failed light bulbs in priority locations; Which locations should be priority locations; Investing in LED light bulbs and finally Dimming LED light bulbs in some locations at night... READ MORE...
"A Very Proud Moment!" CFC's Memorial Garden Is Unveiled
Monday 4th August 2014 It was perhaps fitting that, the weekend immediately prior to today's 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I, Chesterfield FC's Memorial Garden would be see its first memorials unveiled in the presence of The Mayor of Chesterfield, Cllr Alexis Diouf, Mr William Tucker Lord- Lieutenant of Derbyshire and the High Sheriff of Derbyshire, Mr David Coleman.
As part of a Gala Dinner which celebrated the completion of the 'first phase' of the project, guests gathered outside at the newly created garden at the rear of the Proact's East Stand, to take part in a ceremony to remember the fallen players and officials at the club - and pay respects to some of those... READ MORE & AUDIO...
Namibian Commonwealth Bronze Medallist Visits Mayor
Friday 1st August 2014
With just under a week of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow left, one medal winner came to Chesterfield yesterday to see the sights - and meet the Mayor and the society that celebrates the twinning of Chesterfield with the Namibian town of Tsumeb.
Johanna Benson, 24, and a member of the Namibian Para-Sport team competing at the games, was invited here by Derek Sherratt, a member of the Tsumeb Society, after he met her whilst attending an event at which the Namibian High Commissioner was present. READ MORE...
Council To Open New Information And Booking Hub
Thursday 31st July 2014 A combined information and theatres booking hub for residents and visitors is to be launched at Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre, next to the Crooked Spire Church.
This will enable staff to provide a dedicated service selling tickets for Chesterfield Borough Council's Theatres, taking venue hire bookings, and providing information for visitors and local people.
Councillor Amanda Serjeant, Chesterfield Borough Council's Executive Member for Leisure, Culture and Tourism, said: "We currently..." READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Couple Conned Into Handing Over Cash
Wednesday 30th July 2014 Police are appealing for witnesses after a couple were conned into handing over money in their home.
On Friday, July 25th at 10.45am, a man visited a house on Windermere Road in Clay Cross claiming to be from the court service.
He convinced the couple that he needed to check that the cash they had in the property was not counterfeit and said he would do it for them.
The couple handed over the money that they had in the house... READ MORE...
Chesterfield Royal Confirms No-one Hurt Following Fire Scare
Wednesday 30th July 2014 Chesterfield Royal Hospital has said this morning that their Accident and Emergency is now running normally after two fire alarms triggered evacuations last night.
A statement last evening (Tuesday 29th July) on the hospital's Facebook page confirmed that no patients were hurt after their Emergency Department had to be evacuated.
It read, "Patients in the Emergency Department were moved to a safe area earlier this evening as a precautionary measure - following sparks in one..." READ MORE...
Good News For Parents With School Meal Price Freeze
Wednesday 30th July 2014 Meal prices in Derbyshire schools look set to be frozen for the coming academic year - despite rising costs.
Derbyshire County Council is recommending schools keep meal prices at 2012/13 prices when pupils return for the new academic year in September 2014.
It means the price for primary school meals should stay at £1.95, with secondary school meals remaining at £2.30.
The prices are lower than in many neighbouring authorities... READ MORE...
Chesterfield Steps Back In Time To Sample Medieval Life
Wednesday 30th July 2014 Queen Elizabeth was in Chesterfield yesterday - though sadly for royal watchers, it was Queen Elizabeth I rather than our current monarch!
Her Majesty was, like thousands of visitors, taking in the annual Medieval Market - a fun family day which also enables charities to promote their activities and spread their message.
The event with a medieval theme is organised by Chesterfield Borough Council and many stallholders on the open-air market were in... READ MORE & VIDEO...
Vicar Lane Shopping Centre's 'Hidden Talent Contest' Success
Wednesday 30th July 2014 Fourteen acts including singers, martial arts performers, dancers and a magician made it through to the final of Chesterfield's Hidden Talent Contest at Vicar Lane Shopping Centre on Sunday 27th July 2014.
The event was hosted jointly by Vicar Lane Shopping Centre, Chesterfield College and Donut Creative Arts Studio.
Judges Kelvin Wilson from Lifestyle Fitness, Kieran Silkstone and Jake Slater - Ambassadors from Chesterfield College, found the standard... READ MORE...
Caledonians To Meet At Carsington Water Wildlife Centre
Wednesday 30th July 2014 The next meeting of the Association is a Weekend Lunchtime Venture and will take place at the Wildlife Centre at Carsington Water this Saturday, 2nd August.
The plan is to meet at the Wildlife Centre at 2pm. All are welcome to come along and join them where an expert guide will help observe native and visiting birds, in a splendid natural setting, followed by a pub meal on what should be a lovely day out.
Anyone not wishing to join the walk are very welcome to join the Association later at the Knockerdown Inn, to eat at around 5pm, and located nearby... READ MORE...
Chesterfield Western Front Association August Meeting Details
Wednesday 30th July 2014 The next Branch Meeting of the Chesterfield Western Front Association will be at 7.30pm on Tuesday 5th August 2014 at Chesterfield Labour Club, Unity House, 113 Saltergate.
The speaker, Mr Tony Bolton, the Branch Chairman, will, during the Centenary year of World War I, talk about how the British mobilised in August 1914.
For more information please contact Mr Mark Macartney (Vice Chairman) on 01623 812110, check the branch website at www.wfachesterfield.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Local McDonalds' Volunteers Clean Up Chesterfield Skate Park
Wednesday 30th July 2014 Local McDonald's franchisee, Walter Wright and crew from the two restaurants in Chesterfield joined forces to tackle litter in the local skate park situated in-between the two restaurants.
The McDonald's tidy team embarked on the litter picking challenge to make the skate park an area that local children can enjoy.
The group was made up of 20 volunteers who dedicated over three hours of their time to collect 21 bags of rubbish. Donning high visibility jackets and armed with litter pickers, the team looked to encourage the community to... READ MORE...
Travel Training Helps Derbyshire Youngsters
Wednesday 30th July 2014 A successful travel scheme which helps Derbyshire youngsters with special educational needs get out and about in their communities could be continued.
Derbyshire County Council's independent travel training helps young people with reduced mobility, learning difficulties or low confidence be able to use public transport safely.
Classroom or practical training has been given to more than 135 children to help them get to school, employment and socialise since the training... READ MORE...
Arrest After Alleged Assault Leaves Man With Facial Injuries
Tuesday 29th July 2014 A 24-year-old man was arrested on suspicious of wounding after an alleged assault outside a pub in Chesterfield.
The incident took place in Factory Street, Chesterfield, at about 11.20pm on Friday, July 25th.
The 31-year-old victim had been drinking in the nearby Anchor Inn when he left with another man.
Shortly after, an argument took place and the victim was... READ MORE...
Holmebrook Park Hosts 'Festival Of Football'
Tuesday 29th July 2014 - Other Sports proudly sponsored by the CASA Hotel
Chesterfield football fans can put their best foot forward at a festival of football to celebrate the reopening of pitches at Holmebrook Valley Park.
The event, organised by Chesterfield Borough Council, takes place on Sunday 3rd August from 10am to 2pm and allows residents to try out the improved football pitches at the park. The event is free and there is no need to book.
Coaches from Chesterfield Football Club, the Football Association and local coaches will be offering training for youngsters. READ MORE...
Victoria Tackles Gruelling Desert Marathon For Local Charity
Monday 28th July 2014 A Chesterfield woman is set to go the 'extra 150 miles' for a Chesterfield based children's cancer charity when she takes on a gruelling marathon challenge in the Sahara Desert.
Victoria Crampton, 24, will compete in the Marathon de Sables - dubbed the toughest footrace on earth - in aid of Chesterfield based national charity, Kids 'n' Cancer, which specialises in securing Proton Therapy treatment for young people with different forms of cancer.
The challenge, which will take place in April 2015, will see... READ MORE...
'We Will Remember Them'
Monday 28th July 2014 Chesterfield residents can take part in a series of events at Chesterfield Museums to mark the 100th anniversary of the First World War.
The events, at the Chesterfield Borough Council operated venues, will explore different aspects of life during the First World War through the eyes of people who were there.
Councillor Amanda Serjeant, Chesterfield Borough Council's Executive Member for Leisure, Culture and Tourism said: "The First World War marked a turning point in our history, which has now passed from living memory." READ MORE...
Tapton Lock - "One Of The Country's Finest Green Spaces"
Monday 28th July 2014 Tapton Lock, a quarter mile stretch of the Chesterfield Canal, has been named one of the country's finest green spaces, after receiving a prestigious Green Flag award.
The national award, handed out by the environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, recognises and rewards the best green spaces in the country - and the site, run by Derbyshire County Council, stood out after impressing the judges as a welcoming space and a peaceful haven.
A record-breaking 1,476 parks and green spaces have received... READ MORE...
Police Appeal For Help In Tracing Missing Woman
Friday 25th July 2014 Police in Derbyshire are appealing to a woman who has been reported missing to contact them.
Mehnaz Khan, who is also known by the name of 'Mina', has recently been staying in Chesterfield but was reported missing on Wednesday July 23rd. Mehnaz used to live in Sheffield and has spoken about moving back there. Officers believe she may have returned but have been unable to trace her to make sure she is safe. She is 35-years-old and of Pakistani origin. She is five feet five inches tall, of slim build, with black shoulder-length hair and a fringe. She has tattoos on her arms. Officers are asking Mehnaz or anyone who knows where she is to contact them on 101.
Police In Chesterfield Granted Additional Powers
Friday 25th July 2014 Police in Chesterfield have been granted additional enforcement powers to help them target the anti-social behaviour of a small minority of people in Chesterfield town centre.
The decision to introduce the Dispersal Order has been taken by Derbyshire police and Chesterfield Borough Council, in consultation with other partner agencies, to respond to community concerns.
Under Section 30 of the Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003, uniformed police officers and PCSOs have the power to ask groups of two or more... READ MORE...
Update On Work At Hornsbridge Island
Friday 25th July 2014 Traffic control measures at Hornsbridge Island will be removed earlier than planned after a review into the project.
Chesterfield Borough Council asked the contractors, NT Killingley, and Derbyshire County Council, which is responsible for roads in the county, to urgently carry out the review to reduce the delays for drivers approaching the island during busy periods.
The traffic control measures are expected to be removed soon after the August Bank Holiday, provided the good weather continues. READ MORE...
Ashover Classic Car & Bike Show - Sunday 27th July
Friday 25th July 2014 Local charities are once again set to benefit when hundreds of classic cars and bikes turn up at the picturesque Ashover Show Ground, near Chesterfield, for an all-day rally, which could raise thousands of pounds for local charities.
Believed to be the East Midlands' best Classic Car & Bike Show of the year, runs from 10.00am to 4.00pm on Sunday 27th July 2014.
It is attended by enthusiasts from all over the region and is expected to include classic cars, bikes and scooters from all eras. READ MORE...
Derbyshire Companies Urged To Explore Oman And Qatar
Thursday 24th July 2014 Forward-thinking local companies are being urged to make the most of business opportunities in some of the fastest growing areas in the world, as export body UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) launch a high profile market visit to Oman and Qatar.
Ian Harrison, Regional Director for UKTI East Midlands said: "East Midlands exports are continuing to grow, rising by 5.5% in the last financial year to £21bn, giving a confidence boost to firms across the region and the economy as a whole.
"We want to maintain the momentum and give local firms..." READ MORE...
Still Time To Have Your Say On Local Mobile Library Services
Thursday 24th July 2014 Residents still have three weeks to give their views on the future of Derbyshire County Council's mobile library service in a consultation to help the authority deal with budget cuts.
The council has to cut £157 million over the next four years and is looking at making changes to services across the council.
Its mobile fleet currently consists of two large maximum capacity vehicles (MCVs) and eight smaller standard mobile libraries. It costs the authority £720,000 a year to run the service which currently employs 26 people - equivalent... READ MORE...
Have Your Say On Possible Changes To Street Lights
Thursday 24th July 2014 Derbyshire residents are being urged to make sure they have their say on possible changes to the way street lights across Derbyshire are maintained, before the consultation closes on Friday 8th August.
The possible changes that residents are being asked for their views on are: Only replacing failed light bulbs in priority locations; Which locations should be priority locations; Investing in LED light bulbs and finally Dimming LED light bulbs in some locations at night.
Derbyshire County Council's Deputy Cabinet Member for... READ MORE...
Improvement Work To Take Place At Thistle Park
Wednesday 23rd July 2014 Children in Brimington are set to benefit from new play equipment at their local park thanks to Chesterfield Borough Council.
Thistle Park on Station Road, Brimington, will have new play equipment installed and work carried out to improve drainage on the site.
The play area and the car park will be closed for two weeks from Monday 28th July while the work takes place to improve facilities. Pedestrian access will be available for users of the park while the work is carried out and the new play area and car park are due to reopen on Monday 11th August. READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Incident In Chesterfield's Moo Bar
Tuesday 22nd July 2014 Police are appealing for witnesses to an alleged assault in Moo Bar in Chesterfield.
Details of what happened are unclear, but officers believe that two groups of people were involved in a confrontation in the early hours of Sunday, July 20th.
A 21-year-old man from Mansfield sustained a fractured jaw and has undergone surgery at Chesterfield Royal Hospital.
Officers would like to speak to anyone who was in Moo Bar... READ MORE...
Crime Against Taxi Drivers Not Acceptable Say Police
Tuesday 22nd July 2014 Recently revealed figures show that, in the period from 1st January to 31st March, there were 31 taxi related crimes committed in Chesterfield.
Presenting the figures to the Taxi Licensing Consultative Group, Inspector John Turner confirmed that, included in that figure were seven assaults, three incidents which involved threatening behaviour and one robbery. Eight people made off without payment and four vehicles suffered damage.
Speaking to us on Friday, Acting Inspector Mark Church told us... READ MORE...
Have We Got A Handle On Online Gambling?
Tuesday 22nd July 2014 Guest Article. With the World Cup finally ended, sports betting and online gambling in general has been making the headlines for more than a few reasons recently.
Most notable was a recent case in Singapore, when an advertisement created to highlight the concerns of gambling spectacularly backfired. The advertisement, which graced bus stops everywhere, showed two children having a conversation, with a speech bubble from one saying: "I hope Germany wins. My dad bet all my savings on them!" Thankfully for that child, Germany won the World Cup - but the underlying message is far more poignant. READ MORE...
Fire At Chesterfield's Queen's Park Annexe
Monday 21st July 2014 Fire crews were in attendance during the early hours of Monday morning, at a fire on the site of the Queen's Park Annexe.
A spokesman for the Derbyshire Fire And Rescue Service said, "At 22.53pm, fire crews from Chesterfield, Staveley and Clay Cross attended a building fire at Queen's Park Annexe on Boythorpe Road.
"Fire was in a single story sports building approximately 20m x 10m in size, which was well alight. Fire crews used three main lines to put out the fire and Police were in attendance."
Police CCTV Van Hits Local Region
Monday 21st July 2014 There is a new addition to the streets of Chesterfield, Bolsover, North East Derbyshire and the Amber Valley - which is dedicated to targeting crime and anti-social behaviour.
The Mobile Police Station, which has been serving the area for a number of years, has now been kitted out with CCTV cameras and monitoring equipment.
Supported by the local district and borough community safety partnerships, the van can be used by officers as needed in various locations with the aim of helping to prevent, reduce and help detect crime and anti-social behaviour. READ MORE...
Could Your Business Benefit To The Tune Of £75,000?
Monday 21st July 2014 Small businesses in Derbyshire are being helped to develop and grow with grants of up to £75,000 - and there's still time for local firms to bid for cash.
Derbyshire Economic Partnership - backed by Derbyshire County Council - secured £3m for small businesses from the Government's Regional Growth Fund.
Businesses around the county are already benefitting with around £0.5 million already awarded to 25 businesses through the Global Derbyshire Small Business Support Programme. READ MORE...
'Chesterfield To Be A Success' Says Council Chief Huw Bowen
Wednesday 16th July 2014 After an ongoing ten and a half years as part of the Chesterfield Borough Council, Huw Bowen, the current Chief Executive spoke to The Chesterfield Post about his roles as part of the council and ongoing issues within The Borough.
To begin with, having moved on from the High Peak Borough Council, Huw was the director placed to look after the front line services. He was then lucky enough to become Deputy Chief Executive under the guidance of David Shaw and when he retired in 2008, Huw was awarded the pole position and has retained the role ever since. READ MORE...
Still Time To Enrol On Derbyshire BikeSafe
Wednesday 16th July 2014 Places are still available on this month's Derbyshire BikeSafe workshop.
BikeSafe - which is run by Derby and Derbyshire Road Safety Partnership - helps qualified motorcyclists to brush up on their skills so they can stay safe on today's busy roads.
Derbyshire BikeSafe, which costs just £39, consists of: a workshop covering safe riding techniques; and a two-hour assessed ride - and is being held on Sunday 27th July at Derbyshire police headquarters in Ripley... READ MORE...
Cabinet Decides On Site For New Queen's Park Sports Centre
Tuesday 15th July 2014 Plans for the replacement Queen's Park Sports Centre have moved a step closer.
At their meeting today (Tuesday, 15th July) Chesterfield Borough Council's cabinet decided the centre can be built on the site of Queen's Park Annexe, subject to planning permission. It means 19,050 square metres of land at the Annexe site can be used for the new sports centre rather than as open land following a public consultation on the plans.
This is less than half of the land at the site. The other area... READ MORE...
Councillors Campaign For Safer Car Exit At Whittington Store
Tuesday 15th July 2014 Councillors David and Paul Stone, Independent councillors representing Barrow Hill and New Whittington on Chesterfield Borough Council, have been campaigning on behalf of local residents for a clearer and improved view of passing vehicles when cars are exiting the Tescos Store on the High Street at Whittington.
Cllr Paul Stone said, "Because we already have a number of excellent local shops in New Whittington within walking distances for many residents, the Tescos store relies more on passing vehicle trade. When exiting the store, the only way to see the traffic from the right is to pull into the road." READ MORE...
Next Stop, Award-Winning Apprentice Programme!
Tuesday 15th July 2014 Three talented young people are being given the opportunity to join one of the transport industry’s leading engineering apprenticeship programmes.
Bus operator Stagecoach Yorkshire is hiring two people to train as body trades technicians in Barnsley and Chesterfield and one mechanic for its depot in Sheffield.
More than 160 apprentices are already on Stagecoach's four-year programme, which involves a combination of residential and on-the-job training at... READ MORE...
An Invite To The People Of Chesterfield From The Air Cadets
Tuesday 15th July 2014
The air cadets have been in Chesterfield for decades and they are still going strong today.
On Sunday 20th July, the local Air Cadets are opening the gates to give you a glimpse of life as a cadet at Chesterfield's own 331 Squadron.
Come along to this exciting event, and bring all your family members to join in on the minibus pull, mobile climbing tower and then relax with a cup of tea and piece of cake whilst enjoying a performance from the incredible Flying Ukes. READ MORE...
Ringing The Changes! Local School To Undergo Rebranding
Tuesday 15th July 2014 - by Y10 Pupil, Lia Green "I wanted to make a difference to the students that come here" - that's Tracey Burnside, Headteacher of the Meadows Community School - who will oversee a rebranding of the secondary school from September.
The Meadows, which has 450 students on roll, will change its name to Whittington Green School and Mrs Burnside says she has "higher expectations and hopes for a place where the students are proud of their school".
Previously acting head at Springwell Community College, she... READ MORE...
Appeal After Moped Is Taken From Outside Owner's Address
Monday 14th July 2014 Police are appealing for information on the whereabouts of a moped which was taken from the street outside the owner's address.
The white 2013 plate Honda moped was parked in Cundy Road, Bolsover, and was last seen by its owner at about 11.30pm on Saturday, July 12th. At about 10.30am the next morning, the owner noticed that it was missing. Police investigating the theft want to hear from anyone who might have spotted the moped or have information on its whereabouts. Witnesses or anyone with information should call Derbyshire police on 101, quoting crime reference 29108/14. You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
"I Am Very Lucky!" Interview With The Mayor Of Chesterfield
Monday 14th July 2014 The Mayor of Chesterfield, Cllr Alexis Diouf, has been in post for two months and says that he is thoroughly enjoying the mayoral experience so far.
Talking to The Chesterfield Post in his parlour last week, he told Lia Green that being Mayor of Chesterfield has been a huge honour for a boy born in Senegal, before moving to Chesterfield - a town which he says he has been made to feel at home in.
His Worship told us he had wanted to be Mayor, "To pay back people who put so much faith in me, Chesterfield people..." READ MORE & AUDIO...
Accident on M1 Causing Severe Delays This Morning
Monday 14th July 2014 - 08:00
An accident earlier this morning on the southbound M1 at J29 (Chesterfield) which closed one lane in the 50mph section, has caused severe delays.
The accident is now clear, but traffic are warning there are up to 60 minute delays southbound between J32 and J28 and it may take some time to clear during the rush hour this morning.
Please make plans for the extra time or take an alternative route.
Disruption To Council Services During Strike Action
Wednesday 9th July 2014 There is expected to be widespread disruption to services across the area on Thursday, July 10th, as public sector workers strike over pay.
Government offices and schools may be affected as members of three unions - UNISON, GMB and UNITE - take part in a national day of action.
After a 1% pay rise was offered to government and school staff, UNISON General Secretary, Dave Prentis, said: "We have a clear majority for strike action so a one day strike will go ahead on 10th July. We expect to be..." READ MORE...
Former Mayor Thanks Chesterfield For Its Support
Tuesday 8th July 2014 Former Mayor of Chesterfield, Cllr Paul Christopher Stone, has today announced the total made for his nominated charities during his mayoral year (2013/14).
Just over nine thousand pounds was raised via various charity events and Cllr Stone says that he wishes to place on record his thanks for everyone who helped or donated.
The monies were divided as follows: Pathways of Chesterfield, a Special collection, money raised was £105, Food Banks/Soup Kitchen... READ MORE...
Appeal After Rogue Traders Target Elderly In North Derbyshire
Monday 7th July 2014 Police are appealing for information and offering advice about cold callers after reports of a rogue trader targeting elderly residents in the North Derbyshire area following four suspicious incidents.
They happened during the afternoon and early evening of Tuesday, July 1st in the Wingerworth and Brookside areas.
The first took place at around 3.45pm on Mill Crescent, Wingerworth. A man called at a property, claiming he knew the resident, and offered to carry out repairs to the chimney. He left when the owner declined. READ MORE...
Paper Children Reach Out Around The World
Monday 7th July 2014 They say that school days are the best days of your life - but some children aren't fortunate enough to be able to attend a school.
Now, a local primary school is doing its bit to enable other children throughout the world to get an education.
New Whittington Primary School, a level 1 graded Rights Respecting School - an initiative stemming from UNICEF which says that all children, wherever they are in the world, have 45 rights such as to clean water and housing, a voice and education - has mounted a campaign to raise awareness of the issue and... READ MORE...
Police Renew Appeal Regarding Missing Chesterfield Man
Monday 7th July 2014 Derbyshire police have renewed an appeal for help to find a missing man who disappeared two years ago this Wednesday.
Tim Beardsley was last seen by his wife leaving his home in Old Tupton, Chesterfield, on July 9th, 2012. He has not been seen or heard from since.
Mr Beardsley, 46, was driving a green Ford Focus estate, which was found abandoned near Ullswater in the Lake District on July 14th, 2012.
He is white, 5ft 10ins, with short, brown hair and blue eyes... READ MORE...
Spire Lotto Winners For Week 10
Monday 7th July 2014
This week's 'Spire Lotto' winners - the official Chesterfield FC lottery with prizes paid out each week and a chance for you to win up to £10,000
Check here every week to see if you're a winner! READ MORE...
Chesterfield Turns Out To Welcome Home The Lancers
Thursday 3rd July 2014 "It's a warming feeling knowing that you're doing something that everyone is so proud of. It's a special feeling to know that I am part of an organisation that keeps this country and other countries safe!" - Trooper Daniel O'Keefe from Whitwell, speaking to The Chesterfield Post just before he, alongside his comrades from the 9/12th Lancers, marched through Chesterfield this morning as part of their homecoming parade after returning from an eight month tour of duty in Afghanistan.
The Battalion were awarded The Freedom of The Borough in 2012 and regularly return to the town, cementing the proud links that... READ MORE, PICS & AUDIO...
Rectory Rd Surgery To Remain Part Of Holywell Medical Group
Thursday 3rd July 2014 NHS England (Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire) has said today that it has written to patients registered with Holywell Medical Group regarding the primary care services provided by the practice.
In the letter, Deputy Head of Commissioning Jonathan Rycroft says: "As you may be aware, since last autumn, NHS England (Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire) and other NHS organisations have been working with Holywell Medical Group to address issues that have affected the services you receive.
"An independent review by Collingham Healthcare Education..." READ MORE...
Chesterfield Soldier Prepares To March Through Home Town
Wednesday 2nd July 2014 Soldiers from the 9/12th Royal Lancers (Prince of Wales') are looking forward to marching through the streets of Chesterfield tomorrow - Thursday, 3rd July - to mark their return home from Afghanistan.
Marching in her home town will be Lance Corporal Kiri Bashford. A clerk in the Adjutant's General Corps, Kiri was based in Camp Bastion where she was responsible for the booking of flights to outstations and back to the UK including soldiers going home on rest and relaxation.
Kiri said: "This was my first tour and I really enjoyed it..." READ MORE...
Police Warn Drivers To Lock Cars Following Thefts In Hasland
Wednesday 2nd July 2014 Police are urging motorists to make sure they lock their vehicles as they carry out enquiries into a number of thefts in the Hasland area.
It's after six cars, believed to have been left insecure overnight, were targeted between Saturday, June 21st and Tuesday, June 24th.
The cars had been parked on driveways on Oadby Drive, Rempstone Drive, Cropston Close and Knighton Close. Items including golf clubs, CDs, a DVD player, a drill and binoculars were stolen. READ MORE...
New Footbridge Opened At Chesterfield Canal Festival
Tuesday 1st July 2014
A new footbridge built over Chesterfield Canal in Staveley has been officially opened.
Councillor Joan Dixon, Derbyshire County Council's Cabinet Member for Jobs, Economy and Transport, opened Constitution Hill bridge on the first day of the Chesterfield Canal Festival on Saturday.
The bridge links the footpath from Staveley High Street to the Trans Pennine Trail and the canal towpath on the other side. READ MORE...
Former Alfreton Player Manager Jim Bullions, Dies Aged 90
Monday 30th June 2014 It is with great sadness that Alfreton Town Football Club announce the death of former Reds player and manager James Law Bullions who has passed away at the age of 90.
According to the Leeds United History website, Jim Bullions became Player Manager with Alfreton in September 1960 and played 58 games before retiring and went on to complete nine years in the role of Manager.
He remains the club's longest serving manager to date, and ironically, shares the same name as the second longest-serving manager of the... READ MORE...
Chesterfield Project Serves Former Armed Forces Personnel
Sunday 29th June 2014 For the past six months, The Armed Forces Hub has taken place at the Proact Stadium - a project aimed at supporting veterans of all ages who are looking to make the transition back into civilian life.
The scheme aims to provide all of the services that veterans may need coming away from the Armed Forces under one roof, signposting veterans towards vital information.
The official opening of the event took place on Friday 27th June, with dignitaries such as the Mayor of Chesterfield, Alexis Diouf, The Mayoress Vickie-Anne Diouf, as well as the MP for Chesterfield, Toby Perkins and... READ MORE & AUDIO...
Man Charged With Assault After Disturbance In Chesterfield
Saturday 28th June 2014
A man has been charged with assault following a disturbance in Holme Hall, Chesterfield, last weekend.
Police were called to reports of a group of people fighting near to the flats on Cauldon Drive at 12.30am on Sunday, June 22nd.
During the disturbance a 20-year-old man was allegedly struck to the ground. He was taken to Chesterfield Royal Hospital by ambulance suffering from an injury to the head. READ MORE...
Midlands Cavalry Return Home
Saturday 28th June 2014 News on Armed Forces Day that soldiers from the 9th/12th Royal Lancers (Prince of Wales') have recently returned home from a demanding but very successful eight-month tour of Afghanistan.
Having returned to their base in North Germany, the Lancers are looking forward to returning to the UK to march through their hometowns of Leicester, Derby, Northampton and Chesterfield.
"We have always prided ourselves on being a family regiment and for us these homecoming parades are as much a chance to thank our..." READ MORE...
Tales Of Virgins, Devils And The Crooked Spire
Saturday 28th June 2014 - by Rhys Bowen
The Crooked Spire… the historic landmark that brings thousands upon thousands of visitors to Chesterfield each year and an attraction which plays a crucial role in providing income for the local economy.
This respected historical place of worship will shortly enter into a new chapter, following the announcement this week of the appointment of the new Vicar of Chesterfield - The Rev Patrick Coleman, Vicar of Abertillery and Llanhilleth group of Parishes, Diocese of Monmouth Church in Wales, will be instituted on 18th July, at 7pm, at the church. READ MORE...
Learning Disability Carers Community Seeks Volunteers
Saturday 28th June 2014 Learning Disability Carers Community is a local group run by and for people who care for someone with a learning disability.
They hold monthly meetings at Edmund St. Activity Centre on the last Thursday of each month, organising workshops and/or guest speakers as and when requested by carers.
Run by volunteers, the LDCC are a fully independent organisation aiming to promote and support learning disability carers and to give them a voice. They are now looking for volunteers - if you are a learning disability carer or have an... READ MORE...
Local Brewery Celebrates Launch Of CFC 'Champions Ale'
Saturday 28th June 2014 This week saw the launch of a real ale - brewed by a local company - to commemorate the Championship season which saw Chesterfield FC clinch the League Two title.
Chris Radford, owner of Brampton Brewery on Chatsworth Road, designed the beer after seeing the side he supports celebrate success. Special packs, containing two bottles of 'Champions Ale' and a commemoration glass, are now on sale in the club shop.
At the launch of the ale at the Proact, Chris told us that... READ MORE & AUDIO...
Chesterfield's Pomegranate Theatre Wins TripAdvisor Award
Saturday 28th June 2014 Chesterfield's Pomegranate Theatre has won a prestigious award from the online review site, TripAdvisor.
The theatre, owned and run by Chesterfield Borough Council, was praised for its outstanding feedback from customers on the website.
More than 80 per cent of theatre-goers who have posted reviews on the site have given the theatre the top 'excellent rating', earning the 2014 Certificate of Excellence award. Feedback given includes praise for the warmth of the welcome, the comfortable seating and the variety of shows on offer. READ MORE...
Police Appeal - Do You Recognise This Jewellery?
Saturday 28th June 2014 Officers from West Yorkshire Police are today renewing their appeal to try and find the owners of a number of pieces of valuable jewellery which were recovered last month.
The items - including 4 rings, an ornate jewellery box and a locket containing two photographs - were recovered in Castleford in May.
West Yorkshire Police believe the jewellery could belong to a person, or people, from West Yorkshire or the surrounding counties and are now extending their appeal to Derbyshire, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire... READ MORE...
Borough Council Refuses New Licence For Bar Centro
Friday 27th June 2014 Chesterfield Borough Council's licensing committee has refused a licence for a bar previously closed because of drug dealing.
The committee carefully considered the application for a new premises licence for Bar Centro on Holywell Street before reaching their decision.
Objections to the application were made by Derbyshire Police, the council's environmental health and licensing teams and by local residents.
The council adopted a special licensing policy in 2012 in... READ MORE...
Police Appeal After 33 Year Old Woman Robbed In Killamarsh
Thursday 26th June 2014 Police are appealing for information after a woman was robbed in Killamarsh.
The incident happened between 1.30pm and 2.20pm on Monday, June 23rd, when a 33-year-old was jogging along a pathway, off Field Lane.
She was stopped by a man, walking a dog, who asked her for the time and then demanded her purse. She handed over cash but was then punched and pushed by the man. He stole the pink Nike backpack she had been carrying. She suffered bruising to her face and collarbone. READ MORE...
"Incredible Generosity" As CFC Memorial Garden Takes Shape
Thursday 26th June 2014 Work is now underway on the Chesterfield Memorial Garden - with the fundraising total now over the half way point.
The garden - the initiative of the Chesterfield Supporters Club - is designed to provide an area for family and friends to remember former supporters, as well as commemorating Chesterfield FC players and officials killed in the two World Wars - and is situated at the HUB at the rear of the Spencer's Solicitors Stand.
Work began two weeks ago and is due to be completed on August 4th - dovetailing with the commemorative 100th anniversary of the beginning... READ MORE...
Plans Submitted For Queen's Park Sports Centre Replacement
Thursday 26th June 2014 New plans have been submitted for the replacement Queen's Park Sports Centre.
Chesterfield Borough Council's planning committee previously approved plans for the replacement centre on the site of Queen's Park Annexe.
The council is currently waiting for the outcome of a bid to Sport England for a grant of more than £1 million to extend the plans for the new centre.
Now, the council has submitted a new planning application... READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Collision On The A617
Monday 23rd June 2014 Police are appealing for witnesses to a collision on the A617 at Temple Normanton.
At approximately 12.25pm on Friday June 20th, a black Audi estate car, which was stationary in the inside lane, with its hazard lights flashing, was struck by a white Mercedes sprinter van travelling towards the M1.
As a result of the crash the 44-year-old male driver of the van suffered injuries which were described by paramedics as serious. He was taken to Sheffield Northern General Hospital by air ambulance. READ MORE...
Rare Medal Found In Chesterfield Sells For 5 Times Guide Price
Monday 23rd June 2014 A rare First World War medal awarded to a soldier by his home town deep in the Australian outback, has sold for five times the expected price at auction after it was unearthed at a valuation session in Chesterfield.
The gold Australian Tribute Medal was one of four wartime medals sold as one lot to a private British collector at an auction held at Mellors and Kirk, in Nottingham, last week.
Belonging to serviceman Charles Eric Wardell, who was born in Sunderland in 1884, the medals also included a 1914-15 Star, British War... READ MORE...
New Footbridge To Open At Chesterfield Canal Festival
Monday 23rd June 2014
A new footbridge which has been built in Staveley over Chesterfield Canal will be officially opened on Saturday 28th June.
Derbyshire County Council has managed the project to build Constitution Hill bridge and contributed around £45,000.
Chesterfield Canal Trust also provided £6,000 and volunteers who helped to install it, with Chesterfield Borough Council adding £3,000 and the North East Derbyshire Ramblers £500. READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Van Spare Wheel Thefts In New Whittington
Monday 23rd June 2014 Police are appealing for information after two Ford Transit vans had their spare wheel stolen last week.
The incidents happened overnight between Tuesday, June 17th and Wednesday, June 18th from vehicles parked on Brearley Avenue and London Street in New Whittington. Officers are also advising van owners to take steps to help prevent their wheels from being stolen.
Insp. Russell Dakin, of the Police Community Safety Unit said: "Spare wheels can be quite costly to replace and it would take some effort..." READ MORE...
Chesterfield Jewellers Try New Market-ing Experience
Monday 23rd June 2014 One Chesterfield business took to the streets on a busy Saturday - to sample life on the market for which the town is famous.
Staff, including Chloe and Chelsea, from jewellers Green+Benz on Glumangate, set up stall in the sunshine, close to Vicar Lane, to show off their goods to customers and to help boost footfall in the town.
Helen Dimmock, MD of Green+Benz told The Chesterfield Post she was delighted with the initiative, "We thought that we'd do it to help promote the shop as it's been a challenge to get footfall in since the closure of the Co-op and..." READ MORE...
Police Make Renewed Appeals For Information After 2010 Rape
Friday 20th June 2014
Detectives investigating a rape that occurred in 2010 are re- appealing for information.
Officers are continuing a lengthy inquiry into allegations made by a woman, who was 50 years old at the time, that she was raped in her home on Westlea in Clowne.
The offence happened sometime between 1.45am and 2.10am on Thursday 26th August 2010 and despite extensive enquiries by Derbyshire officers, the offender has not been traced. READ MORE...
Sainsbury's Dronfield Visits Guide Dog Training School
Friday 20th June 2014
Staff from Sainsbury's in Dronfield, along with representatives from Chesterfield Guide Dogs branch, visited Guide Dogs Training School in Leamington to see the progress their sponsored Guide Dog puppy Dawson is making in his training to be a Guide Dog.
As we reported previously, the staff at Sainsbury's have been following the progress of Dawson since he was 6 weeks old and have heard all about his progress over the last few months since they raised £10,000 to choose his name and sponsor his basic Guide Dog training. READ MORE...
Charity Is Central To Chesterfield Based IT Firm
Friday 20th June 2014 Chesterfield based IT and Communications provider, Central Technology is leading the way in Corporate Social Responsibility by announcing local autism charity NORSACA as its annual charity partner.
Central Technology has worked closely with NORSACA for the past three years providing vital managed IT support on a day to day basis and knows first-hand the good work it offers to those affected by autism.
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) first became widely used in the business world in the 1960s and involves going beyond looking than how... READ MORE...
Flag Raising Parade In Chesterfield Is Cancelled
Wednesday 18th June 2014 A parade planned in Chesterfield to mark Armed Forces Day on 23 June has been cancelled.
Armed Forces Day aims to raise public awareness of the contribution made to our country by those who serve and have served in the Armed Forces, and to provide an opportunity for the nation to show its support.
The Chesterfield Combined Ex Service Association was working with Chesterfield Borough Council to hold a parade of ex service veterans and local cadets, which would culminate in the Armed Forces Flag being raised at... READ MORE...
Police Seize Alcohol From 60 Teens In Chesterfield
Wednesday June 18th 2014 More than 70 cans and bottles of beer, cider and spirits have been seized during police anti-social behaviour patrols in the Chesterfield area.
Officers from the local Safer Neighbourhood policing teams stopped around 60 underage drinkers in the Queen's Park and Holmebrook Valley Park area on Friday, June 13th.
The youngsters were sent home and alcohol warning letters will be delivered to parents. A 16-year-old boy was taken home to his parents... READ MORE...
Police Appeal Following Attempted Burglaries In Chesterfield
Wednesday 18th June 2014 Police are appealing for information and are offering crime prevention advice following attempted burglaries in the Chesterfield area.
At around 10pm on Sunday, June 15th, offenders attempted to gain entry through the window of a property on Mansfield Road in Glapwell, Chesterfield. Items from the window sill were removed and placed outside the property. It is believed that the offenders made off after being disturbed by the occupant moving about their home.
Overnight between 10pm on Sunday, June 15th and 6am on Monday, June 16th, offenders climbed over the wall into the garden of a... READ MORE...
Trading Standards Issue An E-Cig Safety Alert
Wednesday 18th June 2014 Residents in Derbyshire are being warned to be extra vigilant when charging electronic cigarettes following incidents where the devices have exploded in people's homes.
Derbyshire County Council's trading standards team have issued the warning after several reports of electronic cigarette batteries overheating or exploding while being charged.
In one incident last October, a 68-year-old woman living in a private care home in Hasland, Chesterfield, died following a fire in her room... READ MORE...
Work Set To Begin At Hornsbridge Island
Wednesday 18th June 2014
Work is set to begin on transforming a key gateway into Chesterfield town centre after planning permission has been granted.
Chesterfield Borough Council granted permission for an eight metre high sculpture by local artist Melanie Jackson.
Councillor John Burrows, Chesterfield Borough Council's Leader and Executive Member for Regeneration, said: "It's good that work is about to start on Hornsbridge island." READ MORE...
'Pound-A-Bag' Man Looks Forward To Inaugural Retail Awards
Tuesday 17th June 2014
The owner of an iconic Chesterfield business says he is delighted, and humbled, at being nominated for two awards at the inaugural Chesterfield Retail Awards, to be held tomorrow, Wednesday 18th June, at the newly refurbished Assembly Rooms.
R.P Davidson's Cheese Factory has been nominated in the Food and Drink Retailer Of The Year (sponsored by Barber and Platt) and Market Hall Business Of The Year categories, having been shortlisted by a panel of judges who organisers say were ‘overwhelmed with entries. READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Woman Is Assaulted In Her Home
Monday 16th June 2014 Police have appealed for information after a woman was assaulted when men entered her home in Chesterfield.
On Saturday, June 14th at 1am, a woman and two men were at a flat on Wren Park Close when they heard voices shouting. Four men had entered the flat and started to smash furniture. They punched the woman to the head and stole some cash and four mobile phones. All of the men were wearing tops/jackets with the hoods worn up.
Anyone with information is asked to contact DC Justin Redman at Chesterfield CID on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Chesterfield MP Wades In On School Flood Crisis
Monday 16th June 2014 Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins has visited Hady Lane Primary School to assess the on-going problem of flooding on the path that leads to the school.
Toby said, "This is a longstanding issue that has been affecting parents and pupils for several years and they are quite rightly fed up with it. Something needs to be done now to ensure that there is a long-term solution to this problem.
"That’s why I have arranged this visit, which will allow the school, the County Council and decision makers to discuss what can be done..." READ MORE...
Police Welcomes Legislation Criminalising Forced Marriages
Monday 16th June 2014 From today, Monday, June 16th, forced marriage in England and Wales will become a crime as new legislation becomes effective under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.
A forced marriage is a marriage that is performed under duress and without the full consent or free will of both parties.
Detective Superintendent Andrew Stokes, Head of Public Protection said: "Forced marriage is often a form of domestic violence and can include physical and sexual violence, threatening behaviour and even imprisonment..." READ MORE...
Water Supply Difficulties On Newbold Road In Chesterfield
Sunday 15th June 2014 13:20 Many houses in Chesterfield are experiencing problems with water supply this morning - after Severn Trent says a water main has burst on Newbold Road.
A statement from the company says that some customers in the S41 area may be experiencing no water or low water pressure. They add that there are currently teams on site and are doing all they can to get things back to normal as quickly as possible.
They apologise to customers who are experiencing difficulties, saying, "We're really sorry and hope the issue isn't causing too much trouble."
UPDATE On Urgent Appeal To Find Olive Clarke's Family
Friday 13th June 2014
You may recall that some weeks ago we featured an appeal to find the relatives of a very poorly lady in a London hospital.
Olive Jessica Clarke had suffered a brain haemorrhage and worried friends were desperately trying to find Olive’s only surviving relatives.
We have today heard from her neighbour, Margaret, who had originally contacted us, and she is delighted that, thanks to The Chesterfield Post's readers, Olive's cousins have now been located and have visited the hospital... READ MORE...
Former County Council Chief Exec's Pay Off To Be Published
Friday 13th June 2014 Derbyshire County Council's former chief executive Nick Hodgson received a £219,211 severance payment when he left the authority last year.
The figure will be published in the council's annual statement of accounts later today (13th June) in accordance with legal requirements. Previously it had been subject to a confidentiality clause which was agreed between Mr Hodgson and the county council at the time of his departure in June 2013.
Councillor Anne Western, Derbyshire County Council Leader... READ MORE...
'Major Leak' Closes Brookfield School (Except For Exams)
Friday 13th June 2014 - 08:25
Due to what's described as a 'major leak' on its website, Brookfield School will be closed today to all pupils, except those sitting exams.
The school says that any pupils who do have to go in should report straight to their exam rooms and cautions that there will be no access to other areas of the main block, or school lunches. There is no water supply in the main block, but toilet facilities are available in the Sports Hall. We will keep you updated as we get more information.
Council Harnesses Power Of The Sun And Saves Money
Friday 13th June 2014 Bolsover District Council is doing its bit for the environment as they prepare to install photovoltaic cells (solar panels) onto the roof of its offices in Clowne and save over £34,000 of council taxpayers' money every year.
The 50 kilowatt system will convert light directly into electricity and will be used to provide lighting and power other appliances in the offices.
It is estimated they will save approximately 482 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions over their 20 year lifespan which equates to effectively taking... READ MORE...
County Council's Senior Managers' Review To Save £2m
Thursday 12th June 2014 More senior managers' jobs are to go at Derbyshire County Council as part of the organisation's drive to cut £157 million from its budget by 2018.
At a meeting last week, Cabinet agreed to remove a further 27 full time equivalent senior management posts, saving £2.24 million over the next three years.
Council Leader Councillor Anne Western said: "No one likes cutting jobs but we need to make cuts due to reductions in Government grants, inflation and greater demands on areas of the budget for many services. READ MORE...
Residents Encouraged To Take Part In 'Legal High' Survey
Thursday 12th June 2014
A national survey that aims to gather information about the use of 'legal highs' is being supported by Derbyshire County Council.
The Legal High National Online Survey is the UK's first independent, national, confidential online survey specifically about residents' use and views of novel psychoactive substances (NPS) - also known as 'legal highs'.
The survey - which is open only to residents aged 18 and over - aims to gather information about which legal highs are being used in... READ MORE & VIDEO...
Grassmoor Housing Development Receives Outline Approval
Thursday 12th June 2014 North East Derbyshire District Council has granted outline planning permission for a maximum of 165 dwellings at Windwhistle Farm in Grassmoor.
The 6.75 hectare site is located on open land close to the junction of Birkin Lane and North Wingfield Road, between the existing housing and the Five Pits Trail.
As part of the development, the developer, Akroyd and Abbott Homes, have agreed to pay a commuted sum of over £574k to help fund a public open space, primary education places, public art, links to the adjoining trail network... READ MORE...
Full Marks Maternity Unit All Set For A Bright Future
Thursday 12th June 2014
Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins visited the Chesterfield Birth Centre to congratulate staff on an unprecedented 50 out of 50 score on a national 'safety check' assessment, which confirmed the unit's place as one of the safest in the region, and to see the brand new computer system which is helping the ward stride ever onwards in terms of efficiency and high standards.
Toby said "To score full marks on this assessment is nearly unheard of and fantastic news. It's clear the staff have been working incredibly hard to make this happen, and the score reflects the excellent standards of care that..." READ MORE...
The Spireites' Memorial Garden Build Begins
Thursday 12th June 2014 The first sod of grass was dug at 8.30am on Tuesday 10th June to mark the start of work on the £35,000 Chesterfield FC Memorial Garden.
Builders Tony Bointon and Andy Ball began groundworks on the project which, subject to funding, is due to be completed by the end of July. To date, in excess of £19,000 has been raised and fundraising is continuing at a pace with a dinner due on August 2nd being one of the major remaining events.
Fundraising co-ordinator Phil Tooley, who was present at... READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Serious Road Collision In Shuttlewood
Tuesday 10th June 2014 Police are appealing for witnesses to a serious road collision in Shuttlewood on Friday June 6th.
As we reported on Friday here, at about 10.35am, the rider of a black Reliant trike lost control of his vehicle on a right hand bend and left Bolsover Road in Shuttlewood. He then collided with a wooden fence and ended up in a field. The rider, a 57-year-old local man, sustained multiple serious injuries and was airlifted to the Northern General Hospital in Sheffield. The road was closed for more than three hours. Anyone who witnessed the collision should call Derbyshire Constabulary on 101 quoting incident number 225 06/06/14.
67 Year Old John Is 1,000th Entrant To Chesterfield Marathon
Tuesday 10th June 2014 - Other Sports proudly sponsored by the CASA Hotel
A 67-year-old man from Clay Cross has become the 1,000th person to sign up for the Chesterfield and Derbyshire Marathon.
John Edward Bee, a former member of North Derbyshire Running Club, will take part in the 26-mile distance event on September 14th. While an experienced runner, it will be the first Full Marathon for John, who has taken part in a number of half marathons, 10km and 5km races in the past.
John said: "I'm hopeful I can finish the full distance, but..." READ MORE...
Four Winds Energy Co-Op Share Offer In Local Wind Turbines
Tuesday 10th June 2014
The Four Winds Energy Co-Op in Derbyshire and Yorkshire officially opened its share offer yesterday, Monday June 9th 2014.
Ordinary investors and residents in Derbyshire and Yorkshire have the opportunity to get involved in the latest wind turbine project.
The share offer is published in accordance with the Financial Services and Markets Act and has been approved by London based solicitors Bates, Wells Braithwaite LLP, a firm authorised and regulated by the FCA. READ MORE...
NE Derbyshire District Council Approves Relocation Plans
Tuesday 10th June 2014 North East Derbyshire District Council has approved plans to move their main administrative headquarters from Saltergate to Mill Lane, Wingerworth in early 2015.
The decision was made at a recent Council meeting and an indicative programme and timescales for the relocation are now being drawn up. It is anticipated that the move will be done on a phased basis over a period of three months (January to March 2015) to minimise the disruption to the public and the Council's services.
The site can adequately accommodate all council services, and... READ MORE...
78 Year Old Chesterfield Man Sparks 1,000 mile D-Day Rescue
Tuesday 10th June 2014 As D-Day commemorations took place on both sides of the Channel last week, thousands flooded to Normandy to pay tribute to those who lost their lives 70 years ago.
One of those who went to show respect was 78-year-old Anthony Radcliffe, who found himself the star of one of the most heartwarming rescue missions of the summer.
Mr Radcliffe, from Chesterfield, Derbyshire, was in Normandy paying tribute to his father, Lieutenant Edward Radcliffe, who served in the... READ MORE...
More Partying At The Proact As Rain Fails To Dampen Spirits
Monday 9th June 2014 It is, I think, fair to say that the nearest I get to 'cool' is when I open the fridge door, so it was with some trepidation that I went along to The PROACT on Sunday to attend The Party At The Proact, featuring acts such as Katy B, Labrinth and headliner Tinie Tempah (or as one of my senior colleagues called him when trying to explain to me who was coming, 'Little Tantrum'!)
My concern that I would be the oldest in the stadium by a mile increased when, on venturing past the stadium mid morning, there were already hundreds of teens queuing round the block in order to get a... READ MORE, PICS, AUDIO AND VIDEO...
Birthday Boy Sir Tom Wows Chesterfield
Sunday 8th June 2014 "Thanks to you, I've had one of my best birthday's ever!" That was Sir Tom Jones paying homage to the thousands of people who packed the PROACT last night to hear him in concert.
I doubt that I was the only one in the crowd who had difficulty believing that the man who owned the stage and had Chesterfield in the palm of his hand was actually celebrating his 74th birthday on Saturday evening - and the crowd were eager to join in those celebrations, with a rousing rendition of "Happy Birthday Sir Tom".
It had crossed my mind earlier in the day that... READ MORE, AUDIO & VIDEO...
The Service Family Remembers - 70 Years On
Friday 6th June 2014 Today marks 70 years to the day since thousands of Allied troops invaded Normandy - to begin the eventual release of France from the grip of the Germans and, it is widely believed, change the course of World War II.
Operation Overlord, under the ultimate command of Dwight D Eisenhower of the US Army, had been delayed by 24 hours due to adverse weather conditions but, at dawn on 6th June 1944, troops from three divisions began their assault on five landing areas on Normandy beaches.
The rest, as they say, is history… READ MORE...
Man Airlifted To Hospital After Motor Trike Collision In Staveley
Friday 6th June 2014 A motorcyclist has been airlifted to hospital with serious injuries following a collision near Staveley, Derbyshire.
The 57-year old man was thrown from a motor trike after hitting a fence earlier today (6th June). He sustained head and spinal injuries in the incident.
Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance (WNAA) was tasked to the incident and landed on the road near to the incident at around 11:16am.
On the crew's arrival, a crew from East Midlands Ambulance... READ MORE...
Project Manager Joins Holywell Medical Group
Friday 6th June 2014 Holywell Medical Group has announced this morning that it has appointed a new Project Manager to drive forward improvements at its five surgeries in Chesterfield and Staveley.
Pat Colclough will also work closely with NHS England on the consultation for the proposed splitting off of the Group's Rectory Road surgery from the rest of the group, which also includes Grange Family Health Centre, Holywell House, Inkersall Medical Centre and Barrow Hill surgery.
Mrs Colclough joins Holywell with ten years' experience in... READ MORE...
Chesterfield's 'Hidden Talent' Competition Is Open For Entries
Friday 6th June 2014 A competition is being held at Vicar Lane Shopping Centre, Chesterfield, to find hidden talent from around the region.
The event is being hosted by Chesterfield College, Donut Creative Arts Studio (DCAS) and Vicar Lane Shopping Centre with two heats on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th July and the final on Sunday 27th July 2014.
Kerrie Robertson from Chesterfield College said: "Chesterfield College are really excited to be part of this new venture. Let's hope we can all play a major part in developing more community events within the town." READ MORE...
Lorry Driver Suffers Life-Threatening Injuries After M1 Collision
Thursday 5th June 2014
A lorry driver remains in a critical condition in hospital after a collision involving two HGVs shut the M1 for ten hours.
The collision happened at about 3.40am on Thursday, June 5th, after one of the lorries broke down in the outside lane of the northbound carriageway. A second lorry then collided with the stationary vehicle where it had stopped, north of junction 29A.
A significant amount of debris, cargo and oil was spread over both carriageways, and one of the lorries jack-knifed across all three lanes of the... READ MORE...
Northbound M1 Re-Opens After Morning Accident
Thursday 5th June 2014: UPDATED at 4pm
UPDATE: Although the Northbound M1 at J29-J30 has now been re-opened, as a result of the closure, traffic is still slow on the motorway and heavy in surrounding areas, with many of the surrounding roads carrying more vehicles than normal, and the delays are expected to last into this evening's rush hour.
Road users are advised that the northbound M1 is closed between junction 29 and 30 near Chesterfield following a serious incident.
The incident, which happened around 4am this morning, involved... READ MORE...
New Figures Reveal Urgency Of Chesterfield's Housing Crisis
Thursday 5th June 2014
New figures, released to local MP Toby Perkins by the National House Building Council (NHBC), reveal that new house building in Chesterfield has fallen to just one third of the national average.
This far behind the figures needed to keep up with projected demand and marks the 5th quarter of decline in a row.
NHBC is the official supplier of housing statistics to DCLG - and the only source of data which breaks down housing numbers to a constituency level. READ MORE...
Job Vacancies: HKL Require Site Based Trades People
Thursday 5th June 2014 H-K-L Specialists Ltd continuing success in winning work locally and nationally, brings possible further recruitment opportunities for site-based trades people who have experience in design, manufacture and/or installation of Cladding, Roofing, Windows, Curtain Walling, SFS and Partitions.
They have many different sites within an hours drive of HKL's Head Office near the Nottinghamshire / Derbyshire / Yorkshire interface, whilst also having sites in London and other major cities in the UK.
If you are interested in applying for any of these vacancies, please... READ MORE...
Chesterfield Borough Council Praised By Peers
Thursday 5th June 2014 An independent assessment has praised Chesterfield Borough Council for the huge commitment to the borough by both councillors and employees.
The council's cabinet yesterday, Wednesday 4th June, received an official report of the assessment carried out last November by the Local Government Association's peer challenge team.
The team was made up of senior officers and councillors from other councils as well as the Local Government Authority's Peer Challenge Manager. READ MORE...
Brampton Man Charged With Production Of Cannabis
Wednesday 4th June 2014 A man has been charged with production of Cannabis following a search at a house in Brampton, Chesterfield.
Operational Support Team officers carried out the warrant on Friday, April 4th on Old Hall Road, with support from the local Safer Neighbourhood policing team.
More than 50 suspected Cannabis plants were seized during the raid, which was set up following reports of suspicious activity from the local community.
Nathan Lowe, 34, of Old Hall Road, was charged with production... READ MORE...
Teddy Bears Picnic For Opening Of Baby Memorial Garden
Tuesday 3rd June 2014
Residents are invited to come along and take part in a teddy bear's picnic to celebrate the opening of a baby memorial garden.
The event takes place this Sunday, 8th June, at Boythorpe Cemetery, owned and maintained by Chesterfield Borough Council.
The council's bereavement services staff, based at Chesterfield and District Crematorium, have joined with members of Chesterfield Sands, the stillbirth and neo-natal death charity, in raising money to fund the garden. READ MORE...
Historical Metal Gates Stolen From Business In Chesterfield
Tuesday 3rd June 2014
Two metal gates, which are of historical importance to a Chesterfield business, have been stolen.
The gates were taken sometime between Friday, May 23rd and Tuesday, May 27th from Robinsons PLC's Field House, Canon Mill building, on Wheatbridge Road.
They were presented to the company in 1939 to mark their centenary - and are approximately 7ft tall by 3ft wide. READ MORE...
County Council's Children In Care To Plan Bright Futures
Tuesday 3rd June 2014 Young people will be able to consider their future at a Derbyshire County Council careers event hosted specifically for children in care and care leavers.
The fifth annual 'It's Your Future' open evening will gather together employers, training providers and further education organisations to offer information to youngsters in - or leaving - the county council's care.
Held at County Hall, Matlock, on Tuesday 10th June, the invite-only event will include information stands and presentations about foundation... READ MORE...
New Chesterfield Church Unveils Works Of Art
Tuesday 3rd June 2014 The Mayor and Mayoress of Chesterfield, and several councillors from the planning committee, were guests of honour as Chesterfield's newest church was officially opened on Saturday.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has just been built at Stonegravels, on the site of the former bus offices, and houses a growing congregation - along with missionaries who travel from around the world to serve in the town.
The Mayor and Mayoress, and residents of the town who had... READ MORE...
Mayor Officially Opens Towns Newest 'High End' Business
Tuesday 3rd June 2014 As Chesterfield town centre begins to see small signs of the economic recovery, the Mayor and Mayoress of Chesterfield were in attendance at the official opening of Chesterfield's newest 'high end' business, which has been hailed a hit by customers and seen brisk trade since it opened its doors two months ago.
The Pandora Store, on Low Pavements, is owned by MD of Green + Benz, Helen Dimmick, who has traded in Chesterfield for years and felt that there was enough consumer confidence around to extend into another shop, specialising in the popular jewellery brand. READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Robbery At A Shop In Chesterfield Town
Monday 2nd June 2014
Police in Chesterfield are appealing for witnesses to a robbery at a shop in Chesterfield, at about 3.15pm on Friday May 30th.
A man went into Reefers on Knifesmithgate in Chesterfield Town and demanded money.
He is described as being white, five feet three inches tall and of slim build. He had a scarf across his face which fell down while he was in the shop. He also carried a bread knife but didn't threaten anyone. READ MORE...
Police Thank Eight Year Old Boy For Returning Lost Drone
Monday 2nd June 2014
An eight-year-old boy from Chesterfield has been given a certificate from police to thank him for returning a lost drone.
Charlie Cannon and his dad Paul, who live on Wingerworth Way, brought the small flying machine to Chesterfield police station after finding it in their garden.
The previous day, a resident on Langer Lane had reported the device, which is like a small helicopter, missing to local police officers. He had owned it for less than a week and said it gone down somewhere in the area, and he didn't know... READ MORE...
Chesterfield Museum Celebrates Chesterfield Grammar School
Monday 2nd June 2014 Generations of Chesterfield Grammar School pupils will be able to relive their school days with a new exhibition at Chesterfield Museum.
The Chesterfield Grammar School exhibition opens at the Chesterfield Borough Council attraction on Saturday 7th June and runs until Saturday 6th September.
The exhibition, staged with the help of members from the Old Cestrefeldian Society, will chart the history of the school and reflect school life during the past century.
On display will be a cap from each school house, trophies and... READ MORE...
Spireites' Boss Set For Chesterfield Half Marathon
Saturday 31st May 2014 - Other Sports proudly sponsored by the CASA Hotel
Chesterfield FC Chief Executive Chris Turner is one of the latest people to sign-up for the Chesterfield and Derbyshire Marathon.
Chris will run the Half Marathon distance within the race, which takes place in the town on September 14th. He is running on behalf of the Spireites' Football in the Community programme.
With the 1,000 registered runners total set to be broken today (with the entry discount deadline at midnight tonight - Saturday 31st May), the event... READ MORE...
Man Arrested In Connection With Serious Sexual Assault
Friday 30th May 2014 A man has been arrested in connection with a serious sexual assault which took place in Chesterfield town centre.
A 20-year-old woman was walking home in the Durrant Road area of the town at about 6am on Saturday, May 17th when the assault took place.
Detectives investigating the alleged offence arrested a 19-year-old man on Friday, May 30th. He has since been bailed pending further inquiries.
Police earlier released CCTV stills of three men they wanted to... READ MORE...
Shortlist For The First Chesterfield Retail Awards Announced
Friday 30th May 2014 Twenty-nine businesses have been shortlisted from more than 1,000 nominations in the first ever Chesterfield Retail Awards, sponsored by Slic Training.
The shortlisted retailers will now go head-to-head across 15 categories, with the winner in each being announced at the Retail Awards ceremony held at the Assembly Rooms at Chesterfield Market Hall on Wednesday, June 18th, 2014.
Destination Chesterfield Manager Dominic Stevens said: "We were overwhelmed with nominations, which highlighted the passion for so many..." READ MORE...
Focus On Community Spirit During Stagecoach 'Green Week'
Friday 30th May 2014 Community spirit will be at the heart of activities as transport group Stagecoach Yorkshire launches its sixth annual Group-wide Green Week programme next week.
The bus company - part of transport operator Stagecoach Group - is planning a series of events in South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire between 2nd and 6th June.
During the week-long programme of activities, Stagecoach will encourage employees and customers to continue driving forward the green agenda, with a particular focus on activities that incorporate local communities. READ MORE...
Forever Young? A New Community Club Is Waiting For You
Friday 30th May 2014 If you're forever young - then a newly formed social group has just the thing for you!
Based at Staveley Harmony Community centre (situated at the bottom of Middlecroft Road) the Forever Young Club meets every Tuesday from 7.30pm to 9.30pm.
Costing £2.50, and including biscuits and a coffee,the club runs a whole range of activities including tai chi, dominoes, darts, and chess. There is also dancing and debates. READ MORE...
Court Upholds Council's Decision On Bar Centro
Thursday 29th May 2014 A town centre bar has been refused permission to re-open, after magistrates upheld the decision by Chesterfield Borough Council's licensing committee to revoke its licence.
Yesterday (Wednesday, 28th May), Chesterfield Magistrates dismissed the appeal by Nicholas Carter, owner of Bar Centro on Holywell Street, against the decision of the licensing committee on 13th January this year, to remove his licence.
This came after a Derbyshire Police operation found that drug dealing had taken place in the bar openly, in view of staff and customers. Carter was... READ MORE...
Chesterfield Woman Charged With Drugs Offences
Thursday 29th May 2014
Police in Chesterfield have charged a woman with drugs offences following a warrant at an address in Newbold.
Officers from the Dunston, Moor and St. Helen's Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team, together with the Operational Support Team, discovered what was suspected to be crack cocaine during the search on Friday, March 21st.
A woman at the address was arrested at the time of the warrant and charged with possession with intent to supply a Class A drug following ... READ MORE...
"Let's Talk About Stress And Anxiety" Say Expert Therapists
Thursday 29th May 2014 Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust's talking therapies service, Talking Mental Health Derbyshire, is offering local people to speak out about their experiences of anxiety and stress at a free event in Chesterfield this May, starting TODAY.
Talking Mental Health Derbyshire will be holding a free seven week 'Talking About Anxiety and Stress' session which starts today, Thursday 29th May, from 2pm - 4pm at Stonegravels Parish Centre, 91 Sheffield Road, Chesterfield S41 7JH.
The course will look at what anxiety and stress are, the signs and... READ MORE...
Support Acts For Tom Jones' Proact Concert Confirmed
Thursday 29th May 2014 Sir Tom Jones will be joined by Toploader and Andrew Cole (pictured) at his concert at the Proact Stadium on Saturday, June 7th.
Guaranteed to get fans 'Dancing In The Moonlight', Toploader have come a long way since the release of the hauntingly catchy 'Achilles Heel' in 1999.
Two top-five albums, six top-twenty hits and two million record sales have made them one of indie's shining lights. Capable of funky blues-rock and soaring string balladry, just try resisting the urge to sing along and tap your feet. The band line-up is Joseph Washbourn, Dan Hipgrave, Rob Green and Matt Knight. READ MORE...
Win A Pair Of Tickets For Celebs v CFC Legends Charity Game
Wednesday 28th May 2014
JD Sports have given us 3 pairs of tickets for you to win for a very special football game taking place at the PROACT this Sunday, 1st June. The winner will also receive a T-Shirt signed by all the celebrities.
Stars of the TV soaps, including Jack Mcmullen, better known as Finn Sharkey and Ben Ryan Davies from Waterloo Road, along with Calvin Demba (pictured), from Hollyoaks will be at Chesterfield FC's stadium to take on a team of Chesterfield legends - expected to include Bob Newton, Jack Lester, Dave Waller, Steve Norris and Sean O'Neill. READ MORE...
Outgoing NEDDC Chair - 8,000 Reasons Charity Will Be Happy
Wednesday 28th May 2014 North East Derbyshire District Council's outgoing Chairman, Councillor Ken Savidge and generous residents from across the area, have helped raise thousands of pounds through an annual charity appeal.
A total of £8,405 - plus an extra £300 from the sale of merchandise - has been raised for the Children's Hospital Charity through the Council Chair's Appeal - led by Councillor Savidge and his consort and wife Jo.
Cllr Savidge, presented the cheque to Theo - the Children's Hospital Charity mascot, and Gemma Bower from the Children's Hospital... READ MORE...
School Children In Product Testing Challenge
Wednesday 28th May 2014 Children from Mary Swanwick Primary School and the Out of School Club at Old Whittington, Chesterfield, are busy testing products from Vicar Lane Shopping Centre in Chesterfield in order to give their feed back to retailers.
The products include Fun Weevz from Claire's, Rubber Art for nails from Dolled Up and Lego and books from Waterstones.
The children, aged 4 - 11 years, have been trying them out in the Breakfast Club and will look at the packaging and how easy the products are to use... READ MORE...
"Still Punching Above It's Weight!" Cllr Burrows On Chesterfield
Tuesday 27th May 2014 With experts saying that consumer confidence is slowly returning to the High Street - and business and the housing market beginning to grow again - The Chesterfield Post caught up with Council leader Cllr John Burrows, who has long championed the town as a forward thinking and evolving place, and one which will continue to try to attract business, footfall and wealth into the town for the benefit of it's residents and visitors.
In a wide ranging interview, Cllr Burrows brought us up to speed on developments which have been mooted in the town, admitting that the financial climate and unforeseen issues such as the Co-op closure had significantly... READ MORE...
Parking & Hospitality Available For Proact Concerts
Tuesday 27th May 2014 Those travelling to the forthcoming concerts at the Proact Stadium by vehicle are advised to book a car parking spot.
Various car parks have been allocated for the Tom Jones concert on Saturday, June 7th and Party at the Proact the following day. Some of the car parks are within walking distance of the stadium while others will be served by free shuttle buses before and after the concert.
A limited number of spaces will be reserved in the Simply Gym car park opposite the stadium - and pre-booking will be required for those spaces... READ MORE...
Air Ambulance Has A Busy Bank Holiday
Tuesday 27th May 2014 The Air Ambulance Service's Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) were called out to two separate incidents at Kinder Scout in the Peak District over the bank holiday weekend.
On Saturday 24th May, Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance (WNAA) was called out following reports of a climber who had been taken ill at the top of Kinder Scout. WNAA worked alongside the mountain rescue service to try and locate the patient. The crew landed near to the incident at around 6:43pm.
The patient, a 58-year old man, was assessed by the crew and... READ MORE...
Work Starts On New £5m Derbyshire Primary School
Friday 23rd May 2014 A Derbyshire primary school is to get a brand new building, thanks to a £5million investment by the county council.
Construction work to replace North Wingfield Primary School got underway this week with the help of pupils and teachers from the old school on Blacks Lane.
They were joined for the official start of construction by Derbyshire County Council's Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, Councillor Kevin Gillott, who said: "The current school dates from before 1919 and used to be separate infant and junior schools." READ MORE...
Derbyshire NHS Chosen To Champion Equality & Diversity
Friday 23rd May 2014 Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust will be showcasing its approach to engagement and inclusion with health professionals across the country. after becoming one of only a small number of organisations selected for a national NHS scheme to promote equality and diversity.
As part of the culmination of last week's Equality and Diversity Week, the Trust has been named by NHS Employers as one of their Equality and Diversity Partners for 2014/15 - one of only 21 Trusts across the country to be selected for the accolade.
NHS Employers will now support the Trust as it finds even more... READ MORE...
Global Brands Management Train For Three Peaks Challenge
Friday 23rd May 2014 On 5th July, the Global Brands management team will swap their suits for walking boots, as they set out on a gruelling 24 hour challenge to scale the UK's biggest mountains, as part of the National Three Peaks Challenge.
Chairman and Global Brands founder, Steve Perez, will be joined on the walk by the board of Directors; Mark James, Simon Green, Shaun Bacon, Julian Atkins and Seb Perez.
Starting out in the early hours at Ben Nevis in Scotland, the 24... READ MORE...
UPDATE On Urgent Appeal To Find Olive Clarke's Family
Thursday 22nd May 2014 An update on the search for relatives of Olive Clarke - the Chesterfield born lady who is critically ill in a London hospital.
We have been in touch with Olive Clarke's neighbour, who originally contacted us, and asked how Olive was. Mrs Wise is deeply and profoundly grateful for - and touched by - your response to her request for information. Unfortunately, no relatives or next of kin have yet come forward.
Olive Clarke was operated on yesterday. Obviously it is really difficult with such little information but Olive's neighbours and friends are desperate to... READ MORE...
Health Regulator Reports Improvements At Local Surgeries
Thursday 22nd May 2014 GP surgeries in the Chesterfield and Staveley areas - which are part of Holywell Medical Group - have made key improvements in the service they provide for patients, according to an inspection report published this week.
Inspectors from health regulation body, the Care Quality Commission, re-visited the five surgeries in the group in March 2014 and have published their report online.
This followed a previous inspection in September 2013 of the surgeries - Grange Family Health Centre, Holywell House, Inkersall Medical... READ MORE...
Plans For New Queen's Park Sports Centre Approved
Wednesday 21st May 2014 Councillors have approved plans for the replacement Queen's Park Sports Centre.
At their meeting on Monday 19th May, members of Chesterfield Borough Council's planning committee approved the plans for the new centre to be built on the site of Queen's Park Annexe, subject to planning conditions.
Councillor Amanda Serjeant, Chesterfield Borough Council's Executive Member for Leisure, Culture and Tourism said: "Now the plans have been approved, the new Queen's Park Sports Centre has moved a significant..." READ MORE...
Appeal After Alleged Indecent Exposure In Chesterfield
Wednesday 21st May 2014
Police are appealing for information after a man allegedly exposed himself to a woman in Chesterfield.
The woman was at the Brewery Street car park (former Trebor Bassett site) at around 4.40pm on Wednesday, May 7th, when she was approached by a man who she noticed was exposing himself to her.
She was at her car, parked near to the payment machine, at the time of the incident and got into her vehicle and drove off. READ MORE...
Derbyshire Fire & Rescue To Recruit Reserve Firefighters
Wednesday 21st May 2014
In 2013, the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) balloted its members regarding industrial action in respect of an on-going dispute with the Government on Pension Reform.
Since the 2013 ballot, several periods of industrial action have taken place. Utilising Reserve Firefighters recruited last year, Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Authority has satisfied its legal obligation under the Fire & Rescue Service Act 2004 and the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 - and ensured it has been able to continue to provide an emergency response throughout any local industrial action. READ MORE...
Franke Sissons Support For Amputee Servicemen
Tuesday 20th May 2014 Franke Sissons, also known as Franke Washroom Systems, has awarded a sponsorship grant to the Pilgrim Bandits Charity to enable injured soldiers to retrace a famous, extremely hazardous WW2 mission.
Immortalised in the film The Cockleshell Heroes, Operation Frankton was a strategic attack on German shipping in the French port of Bordeaux between 7th and 12th December 1942, carried out by a small unit of canoe-sculling Royal Marines as part of Combined Operations.
May 30th - June 8th 2014, Nine injured soldiers, made up of... READ MORE...
Chesterfield Western Front Association - June Meeting Details
Tuesday 20th May 2014 The next Branch Meeting of the Chesterfield Western Front Association will be at 7:30pm on Tuesday 3rd June 2014 at Chesterfield Labour Club, Unity House, 113 Saltergate.
The speaker will be Mr Terry Dean. The talk is entitled "The Lancashire Contemptibles". Terry Dean considers the 1914 experiences of Lancashire's infantry and cavalry regiments.
For further details, contact Mr Mark Macartney on 01623 812110, or via email on email@example.com or visit www.wfachesterfield.com.
18 Year Old Dies, Three Injured In Eckington Car Accident
Monday 19th May 2014
One man has died and another is seriously injured after the car they were passengers in collided with a wall.
At around 1am on Saturday, May 17th, a silver Peugeot 106 collided with a wall on Chesterfield Road, Eckington, near to Marsh Quarry.
An 18-year-old rear seat passenger suffered fatal injuries - the other rear seat passenger, a 19-year-old man, suffered serious injuries and remains in hospital. The driver and front seat passenger suffered minor injuries. READ MORE...
Urgent Appeal To Find Seriously Ill Lady's Derbyshire Family
Monday 19th May 2014 We have had an urgent appeal as neighbours try to trace a surviving family member of a lady who is seriously ill in a London hospital.
Olive Jessica Clarke was born 19/09/44 in Chesterfield (her mum's maiden name was Humphries) and is now very poorly in Kings College Hospital after suffering from a brain hemorrhage. She will have further surgery today hopefully.
Miss Clark is a spinster and both her parents are deceased, Her next of kin is believed to be female cousin who lives in Derbyshire and is believed to be from Olive's father’s side of the family. READ MORE...
Chesterfield's New Mayor Parades Through The Town
Monday 19th May 2014 It's been a busy and undoubtedly emotional few days for Chesterfield's 374th Mayor, Senegal born Cllr Alexis Diouf.
After being sworn in at Chambers last Wednesday evening - where he made a heartfelt speech to his fellow councillors and family asking, "Who would have thought that the little boy chasing goats in Senegal would end up here today?" he paraded through town on Saturday morning - again with family and fellow dignitaries - to attend his Civic Service at the Crooked Spire.
Hundreds of shoppers and wellwishers lined the route... READ MORE & VIDEO...
"I Will Do My Best To Make Chesterfield Proud Of Me!"
Monday 19th May 2014 In a sometimes emotional evening, in front of family and friends last Wednesday, 14th May, Cllr Alexis Diouf became the 374th Mayor of Chesterfield.
A local councillor since 2003, Senegal-born Alexis had previously told The Chesterfield Post that he was very much looking forward to becoming Chesterfield's First Citizen - having lived in the town for over 33 years after marrying a local lady, Vickey-Anne.
Cllr Ray Russell, Leader of the Lib Dem party, made the... READ MORE...
North Sea Fish Bar To Offer 'Cod & Chips' Lovers 99p Portions!
Friday 16th May 2014 North Sea Fish Bar will be serving up 99p portions of delicious Norwegian cod and chips TOMORROW - Saturday 17th May - to celebrate Norway Day in the UK.
The Norwegian Seafood Council is working in partnership with 99 fryers across the UK, to offer fish and chip fans the chance to hark back to the golden era of fish and chips and purchase a portion of their favourite takeaway for just 99p.
A total of 16 tonnes of cod has been gifted to the 99 shops, including North Sea Fish Bar on Sheffield Road as part of the initiative, allowing nearly... READ MORE...
Are You Dying 2 Drive?
Thursday 15th May 2014 Several young students were involved in a two collision outside Chesterfield College on Infirmary Road on Monday morning.
Sadly, one lost his life - whilst others were treated for their injuries at the scene, with Fire crews, Police and Ambulance personnel battling in the dreadful weather conditions to free the teenagers for over half an hour. One arrest was made by police officers attending.
Actually, there was an accident on Monday morning but thankfully, it was an exercise staged by the College, in partnership with... READ MORE, AUDIO & VIDEO...
Fatal Motorcycle Accident Victims Are Named
Thursday 15th May 2014
Derbyshire Constabulary have said that the two men killed in the motorbike accident near Kelstedge last night have now both been formally identified.
The motorbike rider was Daniel Green, 23. from North Wingfield and the passenger was Jamie Lynch, 22, from Chesterfield.
Specially trained officers are working with the families.
Duke Of Devonshire Officially Opens Chesterfield's Market Hall
Thursday 15th May 2014 The Duke of Devonshire was in Chesterfield this afternoon - to look around, and officially open, the revamped Market Hall, first built in 1857 and a key part of the historic town centre landscape.
A £4.3 million refurbishment was completed in October 2013 and saw the main retail hall opened up and transformed by the installation of a glazed atrium, above first floor level, providing natural light.
The 1970s extension on New Square was redesigned to be more in keeping with the original Market Hall and, In addition to providing a modern and... READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Two Die In Kelstedge Road Accident
Thursday 15th May 2014
At 11.34pm last night - Wednesday 14th May - a road traffic collision occurred on the A632 Amber Hill stretch of Kelstedge involving a motorcycle.
As a result of the collision, the rider and pillion passenger, aged 22 and 23 years, suffered fatal injuries.
Derbyshire Police are appealing for any witnesses to contact the collision investigation unit on 0300 122 8147.
Body Confirmed As That Of Missing Man Michael Peach
Wednesday 14th May 2014 The body of a man found in a Chesterfield park has been formally identified as missing man Michael Peach.
As we reported HERE, Mr Peach, 67, was reported missing from his home in Chesterfield on Sunday, May 11th. His body was found in Holmebrook Valley Park on the afternoon of Monday, May 12th. Formal identification took place yesterday, Tuesday, May 13th.
There do not appear to be any suspicious circumstances and a file is being prepared for the coroner.
Welcoming Chesterfield's New Mayor And Mayoress
Wednesday 14th May 2014 Councillor Alexis Diouf becomes Chesterfield's 374th mayor at a ceremony at the Town Hall, Rose Hill today, Wednesday, 14th May.
Councillor Diouf has lived in Chesterfield since 1980, he was born and raised in Senegal, West Africa and was elected as Liberal Democrat councillor for Walton ward in 2003.
Born in 1955, he recently retired as social services manager in Derbyshire County Council's adult social services department. He has also worked as a social worker at Walton Hospital, for the United Nations in Mali... READ MORE & AUDIO...
Police Confirm Identity Of Body Found In Ogston Reservoir
Wednesday 14th May 2014
Police have confirmed the identity of the body of a man found in a reservoir near Clay Cross as we reported previously HERE on Sunday May 11th.
Officers recovered the body from Ogston Reservoir on the afternoon of Saturday, May 10th, after being called by a member of the public.
The body has now been identified as that of 73-year-old Samuel Sutton from Clay Cross. There do not appear to be any suspicious circumstances and a file is being prepared for the coroner.
A Lifetime Of Caring! Chesterfield Nurse's 52 Year Career
Wednesday 14th May 2014 Fifty-two years after taking up nursing, Kath Cowan, Ward Manager at Linacre Ward, Walton Hospital, is retiring from the career she loves.
Grandmother Kath has devoted much of her working life to the care of elderly people, including time at Bolsover and Clay Cross Hospitals before joining Linacre Ward in 2006.
"I've been very fortunate to do something so rewarding that I've always enjoyed," said Kath, who will attend the Queen's garden party in June in... READ MORE...
Lawson Talk Success, Partying At The Proact - And Miley!
Wednesday 14th May 2014
They've studied, performed and dreamed - and earlier today, one hundred Performing Arts students had their opportunity to ask just what it's like to have cracked the industry, when an internationally acclaimed boy band came to town.
One half of Lawson, who include Old Whittington lad, Ryan Fletcher, popped into Chesterfield College to speak with students who are themselves hoping to break into the entertainment market, and participate in a Q&A session, around the pitfalls and perks of doing what you love for a living. READ MORE & AUDIO...
Woman Robbed While Walking Her Dog In Chesterfield
Tuesday 13th May 2014 Detectives are appealing for information after a woman was robbed as she walked her dog in Chesterfield.
At around 11am on Thursday, May 8th, a 51-year-old woman was walking with her dog on Union Walk when two men walked towards her.
One of the men pushed the victim against a wall and demanded money. The offender was holding a knife. The victim handed over cash and the men ran off.
The man who carried out the robbery is described as white... READ MORE...
Chesterfield Turns Out To Honour Footballing Champions
Tuesday 13th May 2014 Even the dank and dismal weather couldn't dampen the spirits, as thousands of Spireite fans turned out en route from the PROACT to Chesterfield Town Centre, to watch Chesterfield FC parade the Championship Trophy won a week last Saturday after a nervy end to the season.
After a well deserved break to Benidorm last week the staff and many of the players and their families, took to the streets to thank the fans for their support over the last season - and to show off the silverware, decked in the blue and white SkyBet ribbons.
They then attended a reception at the Town Hall... READ MORE & AUDIO...
Police Appeal As Car Fails To Stop After Collision In Killamarsh
Monday 12th May 2014 Police in Killamarsh are appealing for information after a car failed to stop following a collision with a young girl.
At around 4.30pm on Friday, May 9th, an 8-year-old pedestrian was in collision with a black car on Sheffield Road. The girl was taken to Sheffield Children's Hospital where she was treated for minor injuries.
The car left the scene of the collision before emergency services arrived.
Police are trying to trace the vehicle and its driver as part of their... READ MORE...
Police Concern Over Missing 67 Year Old Chesterfield Man
Monday 12th May 2014 Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a 67-year-old man who went missing from his Chesterfield home.
Michael Peach left his home in Cuttholme Road, Chesterfield, at about 10am on Sunday, May 11th.
He was due to attend a fishing match at either Holmebrook Valley Park or Linacre Reservoirs, but did not turn up at those locations.
Mr Peach is white, with grey hair, of slim build, and was wearing... READ MORE...
Spireites Show Off The Silverware In Town Parade
Monday 12th May 2014
Chesterfield FC are tonight displaying the SkyBet League Two championship Trophy to Spireites throughout the town as they parade from the Proact Stadium to Chesterfield Town Hall on an open top bus.
Despite the not so sunny weather, crowds are turning out to catch a glimpse of the team and the silverware either en route or from the balcony of the Town Hall.
We will bring you a report and pictures as they arrive. READ MORE, VIDEO & PICS...
Missing Chesterfield Woman Safe And Well
Monday 12th May 2014
As reported HERE, a woman who was missing from her home in Chesterfield last month, is safe and well.
Eileen Hill, 37, (pictured), left her home on the morning of Tuesday, April 29th and was reported missing the following day.
She contacted police to say she was safe and well and was seen by officers on Saturday, May 10th.
£1,000 Reward For Information On Dead Chatsworth Goshawk
Monday 12th May 2014 WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGE Derbyshire Constabulary and the RSPB are appealing for information following the discovery, on the Chatsworth Estate, of a dead female goshawk with two broken legs.
The bird of prey was discovered at the Derbyshire estate on 2nd April by a member of the public who then alerted the RSPB. The charity's investigations team recovered the bird and sent it for a post mortem examination by an expert avian pathologist working for the Animal Health Veterinary Laboratory Agency (AHVLA) in Scotland.
Post mortem analysis revealed that both of the goshawk's legs... READ MORE...
Hoarding Awareness Week - The Hidden Dangers Of Hoarding
Monday 12th May 2014 Compulsive hoarding is a debilitating psychological condition that is only just beginning to be recognised and one that can lead to issues regarding the health, wellbeing and fire safety of all occupants of a hoarding property.
As part of the UK's first ever Hoarding Awareness Week, Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service has joined forces with partners from Telecare, Derby Homes, Derby City Council, NHS, Environment Protection, Housing Standards, Healthy Housing, Social Services and AGE UK to hold the countries first ever Hoarding Awareness Event on the 16th May 2014, from 10am until 3pm, at the... READ MORE...
Body Of A Man Recovered From Reservoir Near Clay Cross
Sunday 11th May 2014 Derbyshire Constabulary has confirmed today that Police have recovered the body of a man from a reservoir near Clay Cross.
A member of the public called police at about 3pm on Saturday, May 10th, after spotting the body in Ogston Reservoir.
The man was aged between 50 and 60, of slim build, and was balding with dark hair. He was wearing a black, zipped jacket, a navy sweatshirt and blue jeans.
Police have checked missing persons records and have not... READ MORE...
Court Sentences Repair Man To 160 Hours Unpaid Work
Friday 9th May 2014 A domestic appliance repair man from Chesterfield has been ordered to carry out 160 hours of unpaid work and compensate victims, after a successful prosecution by Derbyshire County Council's trading standards team.
Dominic Spooner, 42, of May Avenue, Old Whittington, Chesterfield, pleaded guilty to seven charges under the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008 at a hearing at Chesterfield Magistrates' Court in April, and he was sentenced at Derby Crown Court today, Friday 9th May.
The offences committed by Spooner, who traded as D Spooner... READ MORE...
Student Discount Offer For Party At The Proact Announced
Friday 9th May 2014 It's been announced this morning that students can take advantage of a discount ticket offer for next month's Party at the Proact concert which features seven top acts.
Tinie Tempah, Labrinth, Katy B and Lawson will be joined by Union J, Ms Dynamite and Tich at the Proact Stadium on Sunday, June 8th.
Tickets for this unmissable event are priced at just £35 and £45 (subject to booking fee)! They can be bought in person from the ticket office at the Proact Stadium or by phoning 01246 209765 (option 1). Online purchases are also... READ MORE...
New Environmentally Friendly Disposal Of Your Food Waste
Friday 9th May 2014 An environmentally friendly way to dispose of food waste is being introduced for residents in the Bolsover District, Chesterfield Borough and North East Derbyshire District Council areas.
The changes have been introduced to reduce the amount of food waste going to landfill, with the waste instead being turned into compost.
Residents who have green bins will receive a leaflet explaining the changes and telling them when the food waste will start being collected. It will mean that people living in these areas can put the following things in their green bins... READ MORE...
Are You Considering Fostering, But Not Sure What To Do Next?
Friday 9th May 2014 If you have been considering Fostering, but not been sure what to do next, then HOPE Fostering Services may be the answer.
HOPE Fostering Services are recruiting foster carers in Chesterfield and the surrounding areas, to provide homes for local children in need of a safety and stability.
HOPE is a small fostering agency which places the quality of care offered to children and young people at the centre of its practice.
Children and young people of all ages in the Chesterfield area... READ MORE...
"A Great Achievement" Chris Turner Interview, Moving Forward
Thursday 8th May 2014 Chris Turner, CEO at Chesterfield FC, is understandably delighted to have seen the promotion to League One.
The former Manchester United Goalkeeper, who has been with the Spireites for 18 months, says that a higher league will prove beneficial financially for the club, due to the higher attendances and prospect of derby games with the likes of Sheffield United, Barnsley and, depending on the League One playoff results, Rotherham United.
In a wide ranging interview, Chris begins by saying... READ MORE & AUDIO...
Plans Made For Year In Derbyshire Celebrations
Thursday 8th May 2014 A campaign to attract more visitors to the county and to support the local economy has been launched by Derbyshire County Council.
'Made in Derbyshire' will take place throughout 2015. The campaign will promote the Derbyshire economy locally and nationally through culture, heritage and sporting events, products and festivals. It will bring together existing events and activities and promote them to wider audiences. A particular focus will be highlighting events and products unique to the county.
Derbyshire County Council Deputy Cabinet Member for Health... READ MORE...
Local Patients Switch On To iPads
Thursday 8th May 2014 iPads are proving to be a fantastic aid in the care of our patients with dementia since they were introduced recently.
Melbourne Ward at Walton Hospital is among those pioneering the use of iPads as a way of engaging and stimulating patients.
Wendy Tipper, Ward Manager, said: "It's worked so well. Patients are more alert and they interact more with the staff. The mood is noticeably lifted on the ward."
Playing games like draughts and chess, keeping up with... READ MORE...
Staveley MWFC To Form Committee To Help With Expansion
Thursday 8th May 2014 - Staveley MWFC coverage sponsored by HKL Ltd
Staveley MWFC's Chairman and owner, Terry Damms, has released a statement today to explain that the club are looking to form a new committee to help with the expansion plans they have for the Toostation Premier Divison side.
In the statement, Terry Damms says, "Some 7 seasons on since I took over the club and inputting a large slice of my time and financial support, we have developed such a great club in depth, whilst also enhancing facilities on Inkersall Road, that at its level within the Derbys/Yorks/Notts borders, it is said by football pundits and authorities to be the best around." READ MORE...
Police Appeal And Warn Of Risks Following Cable Thefts
Wednesday 7th May 2014 Police are warning would-be thieves that they are putting themselves and others at risk by stealing copper wiring.
The warning comes after a number of cable thefts, including one from a substation at a derelict site near Bolsover.
Officers are also appealing for anyone who may have seen anything suspicious, or have any information about the incidents, to come forward.
Since Saturday, April 26th, police in the Chesterfield, North... READ MORE...
Children's Centre Review Agreed By County Council
Wednesday 7th May 2014
Derbyshire residents will be asked how they think children's centre services should be delivered in a review to begin this month.
Derbyshire County Council's Cabinet yesterday (Tuesday, 6th May), agreed to carry out the review, to look at the best possible ways of effectively delivering essential services for children and families while saving £1.1m.
The authority is trying to save £157m by 2018 to meet Coalition Government spending targets. READ MORE...
Police Concerned For Missing Chesterfield Woman's Safety
Tuesday 6th May 2014 Police are concerned for the safety of Eileen Hill, who has been missing from her home in Chesterfield for a week.
Ms Hill, 37, was last seen at her home on the morning Tuesday, April 29th, but was reported missing the following day and her family has not seen or heard from her since.
It is now known that Ms Hill took a taxi from Chesterfield to Sheffield on the evening of Tuesday, April 29th. She was dropped off on West Street at the junction with Rockingham Street at around 10pm. READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Fatal Collision In Chesterfield
Tuesday 6th May 2014 Police are appealing after a fatal collision yesterday (Monday, 5th May), near the Sandpiper Hotel.
Derbyshire Constabulary say that, at approximately 9pm on Monday 5th May 2014, a grey Citroen C3 left the road and collided with trees on Sheffield Road, Chesterfield.
Three people were in the vehicle - the driver received fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene the two passengers received injuries - one described as serious - and both were taken to Sheffield Northern General... READ MORE...
Pothole-Fixing 'Jetpatcher' Machines To Stay In County
Tuesday 6th May 2014 Two specialist 'Jetpatcher' machines are to stay in Derbyshire until mid-July to continue work to fix potholes across the county.
Derbyshire County Council's Deputy Cabinet Member for Jobs, Economy and Transport, Councillor Dean Collins said: "We're pleased with the work that the Jetpatchers are doing across the county and are able to extend their work for another 10 weeks.
"The extreme wet winter weather has taken its toll on our roads, but I can assure people that we are doing all we can to repair our roads as..." READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Man's Phone Is Stolen Following Assault
Tuesday 6th May 2014 Police are appealing for information after a man was robbed of his mobile phone following a night out in Chesterfield.
Sometime between 1.30am and 3.30am on Saturday, May 3rd, a 20-year-old man was approached outside a takeaway on Cavendish Street by three men. One of the men punched the victim causing him to fall to the floor. One of the men then stole his iPhone 4S. The men then walked away in the direction of Holywell Street.
Anyone with information is asked to call Derbyshire police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Victory Parade To Celebrate With The Champions
Tuesday 6th May 2014 It's been announced that Chesterfield residents can share the joy of Chesterfield FC's SkyBet League Two Championship triumph with a victory parade through the town.
The event will take place on Monday 12th May, although the event timings are provisional and subject to change. The coach carrying the players is estimated to leave the Proact Stadium at 6pm, arriving at the Town Hall, Rose Hill, for 6.30pm.
The players will appear on the Town Hall balcony followed by a civic reception hosted by Chesterfield Borough Council. Further details to come.
A Mission To Help The Community For New Staveley Centre
Tuesday 6th May 2014 A new Community Centre in Staveley was opened on Friday 11th April, by his worship the Mayor of Chesterfield, with the Open Day also attended by Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins, Barry Dyke and Helen Elliot.
The Harmony Studio Community Centre, in conjunction with Staveley Harmony DECCA, is run by local Staveley people, who have themselves previously been in need of help from the community.
People such as Yvette Dislins, the founder of Staveley Harmony DECCA, who is physically disabled after suffering a stroke four years ago... READ MORE...
Modness At Staveley MWFC With The Nutty Boys
Tuesday 6th May 2014 The brilliant 'Nutty Boys' are bringing their own brand of 'Modness' to Staveley MWFC's Inkersall Road ground club on Saturday 10th May 2014 from 7pm.
If you love Ska, Mod and Punk music - then as the poster says, "It would be Modness to miss them", as renowned local band, the Nutty Boys are gearing up for a night of mayhem this Saturday night, 10th May.
It's all in aid of junior teams from Staveley MWFC and the ticket price includes a light buffet throughout the evening. There is a fully licensed bar with... READ MORE...
Chesterfield Are Champions! Spireites Going Up In Style
Saturday 3rd May 2014 Chesterfield FC are promoted as Champions of SkyBet League Two after a 2-1 win at home against Fleetwood.
Goals from Sam Hird and Gary Roberts did the job after the Spireites fell behind to a 13th minute opener from the visitors, but the home side came out revitalised for the second half - and the equaliser from Hird on 51, with the winner following just four minutes later from Roberts, sent the Proact into wild celebration as the title became reality.
A massive CONGRATULATIONS... READ MORE, VIDEO, PICS & AUDIO...
200 Stolen Lego Sets Are Recovered And Going To Charity
Friday 2nd May 2014
A haul of more than 200 boxes of Lego which were seized by police from a convicted shoplifter are being donated to children's charities.
The sets were recovered after shoplifter Ian Castley was arrested for stealing toys from Tesco in Lockoford Road, Chesterfield, in June 2012.
Police searched the 49-year-old's home in Pitsmoor Road, Sheffield and found more than 200 Lego kits inside. They were believed to have been stolen from supermarkets including branches in Chesterfield, Ripley, Sheffield and... READ MORE...
Work To Begin On Baby Memorial Garden
Friday 2nd May 2014 Work is set to begin on a memorial garden in Chesterfield for parents and relatives to remember a child they have lost.
The new garden will be located in Boythorpe Cemetery, which is owned and maintained by Chesterfield Borough Council. Staff from the council's bereavement services staff, based at Chesterfield and District Crematorium, have joined with members of Chesterfield Sands, the stillbirth and neo-natal death charity, in raising money to fund the garden.
Councillor Chris Ludlow, Chesterfield Borough Council's... READ MORE...
Illegal Tobacco Worth £6,400 Seized In Raids
Friday 2nd May 2014 Illegal tobacco with a high street value of £6,400 has been seized in the latest raids carried out by Derbyshire County Council, to crack down on shops suspected of selling counterfeit goods.
The council's trading standards officers joined forces with Derbyshire police and Home Office immigration officers to carry out successful enforcement operations at a shop in Ilkeston and one in Swadlincote this week (Tuesday 29th April).
A total of 8,660 cigarettes and 164 pouches (8.2kg) of tobacco - with a high street value of approximately £6,400 - were recovered during the raids. READ MORE...
Chesterfield's May Day Gala - The Biggest And The Best!
Friday 2nd May 2014 After two years absence, the stage for the 2014 May Day Gala moves back to New Square, following the renovation of Chesterfield's historic Market Hall.
Chesterfield's May Day celebration is the most prestigious in the country and brings thousands of people to the town for the march, rally and entertainment for all the family.
As usual, the celebration takes place on the Bank Holiday Monday, which this year, is May 5th. READ MORE...
Derbyshire Schools Get A Multi Million Pound Boost
Friday 2nd May 2014 Derbyshire schools are to get a share of an extra £14million.
As one of the country's worst-funded education authorities, Derbyshire qualifies for the Government cash.
The money won't be available until this time next year, but Derbyshire County Council is giving schools early notice of the windfall so they can plan for it.
The authority's Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, Councillor Kevin Gillott, welcomed the extra cash but... READ MORE...
Life Before University: Decision Time! A Student's View
Friday 2nd May 2014 - by Lucy Nowak Many people think that we students get it easy; however that is definitely not always the case! Don't get me wrong, of course, we are very fortunate and lucky compared to many other people around the world.
We have many opportunities available to us - together with the support of the education system - but is this always enough to help teenagers through what can be one of the most difficult periods in everyone's life... growing up?
I am 18 years old and, as a student myself, (currently studying... READ MORE...
HKL Specialists Ltd Require Aluminium Window Fabricators
Monday 14th April 2014 H-K-L Specialists Ltd are seeking applications from aluminium fabricators who can demonstrate relevant industry experience in the following: The Manufacture of aluminium windows, doors and curtain wall sections; Fitting of hardware including door locks, handles, closers etc; The Ability to read and interpret drawings and production documentation; Producing quality products that meet client satisfaction
Personal attributes required to be successful in this role are: Strong organisational skills to complete tasks on time; Effective communicator; Response times to internal and external customers with a sense of urgency... READ MORE...
Local MP Continues To Lead The Fight Against HS2
Thursday 1st May 2014 The Member of Parliament for North East Derbyshire, Natascha Engel, continues to campaign against the case for HS2 and demand that the Government gives more say to the people who will be directly affected by the project.
As well as presenting a No to HS2 petition, signed by hundreds of angry residents, to Parliament, Ms Engel also spoke in a recent debate on the HS2 Hybrid Bill.
Arguing that the business case for HS2 is flawed, Ms Engel said: "I am for improving the rail network, for better connections between cities... READ MORE...
Police Appeal Following Motorbike Thefts
Thursday 1st May 2014 Police are appealing for information and reminding motorcycle owners to make sure their bike is secure following recent thefts.
Sometime overnight between 9pm on Monday, April 28th and 7am on Tuesday, April 29th, a motorbike was stolen from the back garden of a home on Weston Street, Heanor. A Yamaha bike was stolen from the street outside a house on Lansbury Road, Eckington between 7pm on Friday, April 25th and 7.20am on Saturday, April 26th. Then overnight between 10pm on Tuesday, April 22nd and 7.15am on Wednesday, April 23rd, a red Lifan motorbike was stolen from outside an address on Welbeck Street, Whitwell. READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Two Cars Are Scratched In Pilsley
Wednesday 30th April 2014 Police are appealing for information after two cars were damaged in Pilsley.
A Volkswagen Polo and a Ford Mondeo were scratched sometime between 7pm on Wednesday, April 23rd and 7.45pm on Thursday, April 24th. Both vehicles were parked on Rupert Street.
PCSO Laura McLuckie of the local Safer Neighbourhood policing team said: "It's possible the cars have been damaged accidentally or deliberately, but it is upsetting, as well as costly and inconvenient to repair, for the owners." READ MORE...
"Let's Get Rocking" Alan Stevenson Talks Sir Tom And Tinie
Wednesday 30th April 2014
After securing promotion to League One this weekend, the Chesterfield faithful have a lot to look ahead to on the pitch this coming summer.
However, it's set to be a big summer off the pitch too - after the announcements of several acts coming to perform at the PROACT over two days in June.
First up is Sir Tom Jones, on June 7th - he follows fellow Knight of the Realm, Sir Elton John, who rocked the stadium in 2011. READ MORE & AUDIO...
Major Reforms Of Special Educational Needs On The Way
Wednesday 30th April 2014 Families whose children have special educational needs and disabilities, can have a say in how major reforms will affect them, as part of a consultation launched by Derbyshire County Council.
When the Children and Families Bill becomes law in September, it will change the way children with special educational needs and disabilities are assessed and supported.
The new law will: Introduce education, health and care (EHC) plans for children and young people with the most complex special educational needs... READ MORE...
Warning For Chesterfield Residents To Avoid Fly Tipping
Wednesday 30th April 2014 Chesterfield Borough Council is warning residents to make sure anyone they pay to dispose of their rubbish is licensed and does so legally.
With the season for spring cleaning firmly here, many people start tidying up their gardens and this leads to unregistered firms and individuals asking to take away the rubbish for a small fee. This is illegal and could see householders facing the courts.
Residents should check that anyone who offers to take waste away is legally authorised to do this. To check, ask to see their waste carriers'... READ MORE...
HRH Countess Of Wessex Opens Autism Support Centre
Tuesday 29th April 2014 HRH The Countess of Wessex, GCVO, visited Chesterfield College today to open its Autism Support Centre.
The Centre is part of a complete redevelopment of the College's 'Arches' building which now boasts a brand new cafeteria and learning centre and several large contemporary classrooms.
The Autism Support Centre is a new facility for students aged 16 plus who have been identified as having an Autistic Spectrum Condition/Disorder. Students study subjects including Maths, English, ICT, Skills for Daily Life... READ MORE...
New Minister For Chesterfield Churches
Tuesday 29th April 2014 It's been announced that The United Reformed Churches at Rose Hill, Chesterfield, and Calow, have recently welcomed their new Minister.
After a period of nearly two years without a Minister, the churches will now be led by the Reverend Rosemary Solomon, who, in front of a large congregation of Church members, invited guests, and members of the public, was officially inducted to the two churches at a service at the Rose Hill church.
The service was led by Rev. Peter Meek, Moderator of the... READ MORE...
Chesterfield Actor Takes On Lucky Marathon 13 In Hometown
Tuesday 29th April 2014 - Other Sports proudly sponsored by the CASA Hotel
Chesterfield actor George Telfer is set to take part in his 13th marathon on home soil.
Mr Telfer, who starred in the 'Auton' film series, will be joining 1,000 runners expected to take part in the Chesterfield and Derbyshire Marathon on September 14th, 2014.
The 52-year-old has previously run ten London marathons for charity, eight of which have been in aid of charity Whizz Kids, an organisation who... READ MORE...
A 'Cracking' Easter Egg Hunt
Tuesday 29th April 2014 The Market Hall Easter Egg Hunt was a great success this year and got everyone involved in the detective work from ages 2 to 62!
Local businesses in the Market Hall, with the support of the council, got their heads together to arrange the hunt.
The businesses, led by Karen Rogers of StraightCurves, donated prizes and hid the little crocheted eggs in their shops. "As a town centre, we need to give people another reason to come into town and the Easter Egg Hunt is a great example of this!" says Sarah Risorto of Delicibo, Chesterfield. READ MORE...
Local Residents Urged To Report Recovered Number Plates
Monday 28th April 2014 Chesterfield residents are being encouraged remain vigilant and report recovered number plates to police following an increase of the theft in the area.
In recent weeks, reports of thieves removing number plates from cars, vans and motorbikes have risen, with recent incidents reported by residents living in Bolsover and Chesterfield.
On Thursday, April 24th, police received a call from a member of the public to report a set of numbers plates that had been found in the undergrowth... READ MORE...
Spireites Drink To Promotion After Defeating Brewers
Monday 27th April 2014 There were huge celebrations at Burton on Sunday as Paul Cook's side earned promotion back to Sky Bet League One, thanks to a 2-0 victory against the Brewers following a second half brace from man of the moment, Jay O'Shea.
O'Shea struck soon after the re-start and sealed the win with a second goal in the 79th minute to send the two thousand plus travelling Spireites into party time.
The win also took Chesterfield back to the top of the table, meaning that victory at home to Fleetwood Town next weekend would secure the... READ MORE...
Chesterfield's 'Clock That Time Forgot' Back In Working Order
Friday 26th April 2014 Time has stood still in the courtyard for weeks - but yesterday - Chesterfield's most iconic landmark received back its clock as repairs finished at the town's Crooked Spire Church.
The clock has been out of action at St Mary and All Saints' Church since January 2014.
Specialist contractor, Smith of Derby, carried out repairs to the clock mechanism, off-site on behalf of Chesterfield Borough Council and the clock works will be put back in place this week. READ MORE, VIDEO & AUDIO...
The Child Foundation Is Launched In Chesterfield
Friday 25th April 2014
A new charity, which supports children who are experiencing disabilities, or life problems, was launched last night at the PROACT in front of hundreds.
The Child Foundation was formed 5 months ago by local lady Karen Child who, after an £8 million Lottery win in 2007, has become a renowned benefactor and supporter of charities throughout the area and, in an emotional speech, she admitted that she was very proud, humbled and overwhelmed by the reaction that she'd had to the idea of setting up her own central charity. READ MORE...
Chesterfield Town Centre - The Future Needs To Start Now!
Thursday 24th April 2014 A retail 'guru' and author of a report which makes recommendations on the future of the UK's High Streets, was in Chesterfield yesterday, to meet local traders and take part in a discussion with local business owners about the challenges they face in the current economic conditions.
Bill Grimsey, a retailer with 45 years in the industry as CEO at Wickes, Focus DIY and Iceland, has recently written a book, 'Sold Out - Who Really Killed the High Street?' Last year he produced a review of the High Street which contained ideas for improving and retaining, the health of retail centres into the... READ MORE...
Annual Service Of Remembrance At Chesterfield Royal
Wednesday 23rd April 2014 The Chesterfield Royal Hospital is holding its annual service of remembrance for parents who have lost their children.
The service is organised and led by the Chesterfield Birth Centre co-ordinators, paediatrics, the neonatal unit, women's health unit and the hospital chaplain as part of the ongoing support for families who have lost babies and children through miscarriage, stillbirth, illness or accident.
The service has been running each year since the early 90s and always takes place on the Sunday after the Easter weekend, falling this year on Sunday April 27th. READ MORE...
Borough Council Reminds Residents To Check For ID
Wednesday 23rd April 2014 Chesterfield Borough Council is reminding residents to always check for ID from staff who are carrying out work on behalf of the council.
This comes after reports of two men attempting to burgle residents by saying they are from the council.
Councillor Jim McManus, Chesterfield Borough Council's Executive Member for Housing said: "Council staff who are visiting the home of a tenant or resident will always carry ID with them. This will include their name, job..." READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Racist Graffiti Found In Dronfield
Wednesday 23rd April 2014 Police are appealing for information after racist graffiti was sprayed in numerous public places around Dronfield.
Offensive language was written on a park bench and a litter bin in woods at the back of the Civic Centre, on a children's play area on Thirlmere Drive and on the side of garages at Greendale Court.
The graffiti was reported to police by a member of the public at 11.50am on Sunday, March 30th. Officers are keen to speak to anyone who has any information about those responsible. READ MORE...
13 Year Old Girl Has Her Phone Stolen In Eckington
Tuesday 22nd April 2014 Police are investigating an allegation of robbery in the woods off Back Lane, Eckington.
A 13-year-old girl has told the police that at about 6.35pm on Tuesday April 8th, she was approached by two men who stole her mobile phone.
She had been for a walk with her dog and a friend and as she was walking through the woods alone, near the engine house, she says she was pushed to the ground.
Someone then walked in front of her and picked up the phone... READ MORE...
Work To Expand Markham Vale Due To Start
Tuesday 22nd April 2014 Work to expand Derbyshire County Council's flagship regeneration site is due to start next month, after a visit to Markham Vale by Eric Pickles MP today, Tuesday 22nd April, confirmed Government cash is in the pipeline.
In January, the Government announced Markham Vale was to receive £14.2 million to turn the former Seymour Colliery site into prime economic land, with the potential to create more than 2,000 more jobs in the area, following a bid drawn-up by the County Council and submitted through the Sheffield City Region's Enterprise Zone.READ MORE...
Dave Berry Is A Hit With The Chesterfield Canal Trust
Tuesday 22nd April 2014 Dave Berry had lots of hits, such as 'Little Things', in the 1960s. He is now a big hit with the Chesterfield Canal Trust.
On Tuesday April 15th, Dave cycled the full length of the Chesterfield Canal from Chesterfield to West Stockwith on the River Trent, that's 46 miles altogether, to help raise funds for the Trust.
You can support Dave's ride by making donations via the Chesterfield Canal Trust website, alternatively you could hand in your donation at Tapton Lock Visitor Centre or Hollingwood Hub... READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Collision Involving Two Lorries On The M1
Saturday 19th April 2014
At around 4:55am yesterday (Friday 18th April), a road traffic collision occured on the M1 motorway, southbound at Blackwell, Derbyshire, south of Tibshelf services.
The collison involved two articulated heavy goods vehicles, one running into the rear of the other within the road works controlled area.
As a result, one of the drivers sustained serious injuries and is undergoing treatment at Northern General Hospital, Sheffield. READ MORE...
Pubs 80 Hour Closure For Selling Alcohol To Underage Teens
Thursday 17th April 2014 A pub in Chesterfield is to close for 80 hours after they were caught selling alcohol to underage volunteers during a test purchase operation.
The Goldminers at Newbold sold booze to the teenagers for a second time in a three month period.
Derbyshire police and trading standards carried out the checks on Thursday, March 20th, with the help of teenage volunteers, in Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire. Several premises were visited and a total of three failed... READ MORE...
Spireites Badges Raise Funds For Ashgate Hospice
Thursday 17th April 2014 Badges produced to commemorate Chesterfield's appearance in the final of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy final have raised a four-figure sum for Ashgate Hospice.
Spireites director Ashley Carson, who is a supporter of the charity, commissioned 400 badges which were snapped-up in the Club Superstore at the Proact Stadium, raising a total of £1,200 for the charity.
Explaining the thinking behind the initiative, Carson said: "We were trying to think of something we could do to include the fans of the football club." READ MORE...
Next Transformed And Re-Opened In Chesterfield
Thursday 17th April 2014 If you're familiar with Ravenside Retail Park in Chesterfield, you'll know there's a Next shop that sits at just over 11,500sq.ft.
But did you know, that today (Thursday 17th April) at 10am, the doors opened to reveal a transformed store that stands at 18,000sq.ft?
Store Manager, Karen had this to say yesterday, whilst getting ready for today's opening: "We're so excited about the store opening! By extending into the former JJB Sports, this store can now offer what our customers have been asking for. There's lots of changes, not just with the new products, but also to the..." READ MORE...
Chesterfield Marathon Offer To Sheffield Half Marathon Runners
Thursday 17th April 2014 - Other Sports proudly sponsored by the CASA Hotel
Runners in the cancelled Sheffield Half Marathon are being given a discount to enter in the Chesterfield and Derbyshire Marathon in September.
Organisers of the Chesterfield and Derbyshire Marathon will provide entry into the full marathon at £25 and the half marathon at £15 - a reduction on the current prices of £35 and £20 respectively - if they sign-up before June 1st 2014.
Also, any runners entering the team relay race, usual price £100, will receive a £20 discount, even if only one of the team members qualifies for the... READ MORE...
Chesterfield College Sponsor Party At The Proact
Thursday 17th April 2014
It's been announced that Chesterfield College will sponsor this summer's Party at the Proact, which features a line-up that includes Tinie Tempah, Labrinth, Katy B and Lawson.
Explaining the reason for the link-up, Chesterfield College principal Trevor Clay said: "We see our role within the community as broader than just providing education and training, so we think it's important that we are involved with events such as Party at the Proact. Our guidance teams will of course be there on the day to provide advice to anyone considering their education and training options." READ MORE...
Man Charged With Making Racist Comment In Chesterfield
Wednesday 16th April 2014
A man is to appear before magistrates charged with making a racist comment to a retail worker in Chesterfield.
He is accused of shouting a racially abusive name at the victim during the incident at the Boots store on Low Pavement at around 3.30pm on Saturday, April 5th.
The 21-year-old is due to appear at North East Derbyshire and Dales Magistrates' Court in Chesterfield on Tuesday, May 13th.
College Fights Against Apprenticeship Reforms
Wednesday 16th April 2014 A successful local Apprenticeships provider, Learning Unlimited, part of The Chesterfield College Group, is speaking out against proposed Government plans to reform how Apprenticeships are funded and delivered.
Late last year, following a review of Apprenticeships by entrepreneur Doug Richard, the Government released an implementation plan, giving details on how they were going to radically shake up Apprenticeships.
Major changes are being proposed to Apprenticeship funding... READ MORE...
Voluntary Organisations Move To The Town Hall
Wednesday 16th April 2014 Derbyshire residents can now access help and advice from three voluntary sector organisations under one roof.
Derbyshire Unemployed Workers Centre, Derbyshire Law Centre and the Trade Union Safety Team have moved in to new premises in the basement of the Town Hall, Rose Hill.They are based in the former Chesterfield Borough Council housing offices around the old housing services reception, with its new address, 1 Rose Hill East.
Each of the organisations are independent from the council and... READ MORE...
Decisions Made About County's Primary School Places
Wednesday 16th April 2014 Parents who have applied to Derbyshire County Council for a primary school place for their child will soon know the outcome.
The authority will make offers of places to 11,134 Derbyshire children today, Wednesday, 16th April.
Of those who applied by the closing date for infant places 93.1% will be offered their first choice, while 98.2% will get one of their top three preferences.
For junior school places almost 97.6% of parents will get their first... READ MORE...
Recorded Crime Rates In Derbyshire Rise
Tuesday 15th April 2014 Recorded crime in Derbyshire has risen for the first time in ten years but crime rates are still significantly lower than they were two years ago.
The latest statistics, which reveal the end-of-year figures for the force, show that recorded crime rose by two per cent in 2013/14 compared to April to March 2012/13; an increase of 1,094 offences.
Although the number of offences reported by the public increased, there were still 15 per cent fewer than there were two years ago. READ MORE...
Award For Chesterfield Newcomer To Property Care Industry
Tuesday 15th April 2014 A mum of two has been honoured at a top industry event after swapping an admin job for property care.
Pam Weatherhead, who lives in Walton, Chesterfield, was named a Student of the Year at annual awards held by national trade body the Property Care Association.
The award recognised Pam's outstanding achievements while studying to become a Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatment.
Pam and husband Carl run Damptec Systems Ltd, based at... READ MORE...
Fatal Crash Injuries Prompt Police Appeal
Monday 14th April 2014
Derbyshire Police have issued an appeal for information after a motorcyclist suffered fatal injuries following an accident.
At about 4:10pm on Saturday 12th April, 2014, the rider of a black road bike was in collision with a dry stone wall at the bottom of Winnats Pass, just prior to the Speedwell Cavern. As a result of the collision the female rider suffered fatal injuries.
Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact the police on 101, the non-emergency number.
Make Sure You Are Ready To Vote In The Euro Elections
Monday 14th April 2014 Chesterfield residents are reminded to make sure they are registered to vote in the elections to the European Parliament.
The vote takes place on Thursday 22nd May and Chesterfield Borough Council is urging voters to make sure they are registered to vote in time.
Residents who are 18 and over and live in the borough should be included on the electoral register, although they will need to re-register if they move to a new address.
Huw Bowen, Chesterfield Borough Council's returning officer... READ MORE...
Attestation Ceremony For Fourteen New 'Specials'
Monday 14th April 2014 Six students, an IT analyst and a hotel worker are amongst the latest recruits to join the ranks of Derbyshire's Special Constabulary.
Fourteen Special Constables will be formally welcomed when they attend an official attestation ceremony this evening (Monday, April 14th) at police headquarters in Ripley, where they will swear an oath to the Queen and be presented with their warrant cards.
The constables will be based at various locations across the... READ MORE...
Term-Time School Photographer/Sales Rep In North Derbyshire
Monday 14th April 2014 Tempest Photography require a School Term-Time Photographer/Sales Representative to work in North Derbyshire.
The successful applicant will photograph and develop further business through canvassing during the school term. The position will only be offered on completion of a DBS.
For info pack (must be returned by 29th April), email M.Stevens@htempest.co.uk quoting Sch-JR or write (phone enquiries cannot be taken) to: Sales Director,
H Tempest Ltd (Sch-JR), The Colour Laboratory, St Ives, TR26 3HU.
Chesterfield Lady Has 100,000 Reasons To Celebrate...
Monday 14th April 2014 The old saying goes, "remember, remember, the 5th November" , but for one very lucky Chesterfield woman, it will be the 5th April she will remember for life, after scooping a huge cash prize at a bingo session.
Kate Bull experienced a euphoric and life-changing moment just over a week ago, after winning £100,000 at Mecca Chesterfield.
Kate usually attends Bingo with her mother and father-in-law and plays bingo for the social experience, but has never contemplated the thought of winning such a staggering cash windfall. READ MORE...
Stagecoach Supporting Passengers With Hidden Disabilities
Monday 14th April 2014 Stagecoach in Chesterfield is demonstrating its commitment to making bus services accessible to all by supporting a new scheme helping passengers with hidden disabilities.
The leading operator has signed up to the Confederation of Passenger Transport's (CPT) Journey Assistance Cards initiative.
The cards, which are now available through Stagecoach, can be presented to the driver to indicate a need for specific assistance. They are designed to support bus passengers who are deaf, hard of hearing or visually impaired. READ MORE...
Derbyshire Police Take Part In Crackdown On Rogue Traders
Friday 11th April 2014 Police in Derbyshire have been taking part in a national campaign to target rogue traders and doorstep sellers.
Officers from across the county joined forces with Derbyshire County Council and Derby City Council's Trading Standards teams and the Environment Agency, in a day of action to try and identify any rogue traders that might be working in the area.
Roving patrols, which were based from Derby, Ilkeston, Chesterfield and Buxton covered the county and city on Wednesday, April 7th. They dedicated their day to attending incidents of any suspicious activity, speaking to anyone... READ MORE...
Young Local Skater Invited To International Training Camp
Friday 11th April 2014 Other Sports proudly sponsored by the CASA Hotel
Two talented young iceSheffield ice skaters have been invited to a high-profile international training camp in Germany.
Ice dance duo Lucy Hancock, 11, and Sam Lawrence, 14, from Chesterfield, have progressed through the Learn to Skate programme at iceSheffield.
They are now preparing to spend ten days at the specialist training camp in Oberstdorf where they will be coached by some of the world's elite and skate alongside top couples in their age category from all over the globe. READ MORE...
Vicar Lane's 'Mother Of The Year' For 2014 Is Announced
Friday 11th April 2014 Working Mother of one, Bev Horton, has won Chesterfield's Vicar Lane Shopping Centre's 'Mother of the Year 2014' Competition.
Four of the Centre's shops in Chesterfield held Mother's Day competitions and all entrants were automatically put through to a draw for the title. The prize draw for Mother of the Year 2014 was made by Helen Cockerill from the Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre.
There were 33 entries from the Bonmarché, Dolled Up, F. Hinds and Waterstones competitions which were put forward to the draw. READ MORE...
Concerns Aired About Local Medical Group At Public Meeting
Thursday 10th April 2014
"The NHS is a treasured institution - we all pay for it, and we all have a right to expect to be served by it. It is disgusting that anyone should have to go through what they have to be treated."
That was Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins, speaking to a packed hall at Staveley's Springwell college tonight, as he, and a panel of health professionals, heard local residents voice their concerns about Holywell Medical Group - and in particular, concerns raised by residents of Inkersall and Staveley in respect of practices at Rectory Road and Crich Road, Inkersall. READ MORE & AUDIO...
Work To Develop The Next Stage Of Staveley Basin Underway
Thursday 10th April 2014 Staveley Basin has begun the next phase of its development with contractors beginning work to build wing walls to support its lock bridge.
Derbyshire County Council, which manages the project, has agreed to fund £89,000 towards the scheme with Chesterfield Canal Trust contributing £76,000 in funds and volunteer time.
Ace Developments from Chesterfield, has started an eight week contract to build the wing walls, which will support the unfinished lock bridge already... READ MORE...
Thefts From Vehicles On The Rise
Thursday 10th April 2014 A spate of power tool thefts from vehicles has prompted North East Derbyshire Community Safety Partnership (NEDCSP) to warn people of the dangers of leaving expensive equipment in their vehicles.
The thefts, mainly from vans, generally happen overnight and thieves target unlocked vehicles, but reports have also been received of thefts during the daytime when workmen are parked up at jobs.
Theft from motor vehicles is a common crime that occurs when the warmer weather arrives, according to the partnership. In addition to keeping... READ MORE...
Local Woman Gets Cooking Tips From Celebrity Chef
Thursday 10th April 2014
Veronica Prunty from Chesterfield spent the day with celebrity chef James Martin on Friday, March 21st, at an exclusive cooking master class, after winning a competition ran by Vintage Inns during British Pie Week.
The country pub brand ran the competition on its social media channels and asked pie fans to send in pictures of themselves, tucking into a Vintage Inn pie over British Pie Week (March 3rd - 9th 2014). The winners were then chosen at random and invited along to the event held at Aveqia in London. READ MORE...
Leading Doctor Visits Chesterfield's Kids 'n' Cancer HQ
Thursday 10th April 2014 An eminent paediatric physician from Oklahoma visited Chesterfield yesterday, to meet the founder of Kids 'n' Cancer- Mike Hyman - and see for himself the 'behind the scenes' work that goes into supporting families of children needing treatment in the USA.
Proton Therapy, explained Dr Andrew Chang, Paediatric Radiation Oncologist, means a less invasive treatment for children with some cancers and is not yet widely available in the UK, "I see a lot of patients from all over the world, a great number come from the UK. Mike plays a part in helping these patients come over to see us so, as part of my trip here, I wanted to come by and..." READ MORE & AUDIO...
Suspected Cannabis Plants Found In Brampton House Search
Wednesday 9th April 2014 More than 50 suspected Cannabis plants have been found by police during a search at a house in Brampton, Chesterfield.
Operational Support Team officers carried out the warrant on Friday, April 4th on Old Hall Road, with support from the local Safer Neighbourhood policing team. Approximately 53 plants were seized during the raid, which was set up following reports of suspicious activity from the local community. A 34-year-old man from Chesterfield was arrested on suspicion of producing Cannabis and is currently on bail pending further enquiries. Anyone with information about illegal drug use or activity, contact the Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Cheerleading & Cabaret Performances At Chesterfield Marathon
Wednesday 9th April 2014 Two performance acts have been confirmed for one of Chesterfield's biggest mass participation events in more than 30 years.
Crystal Cheer and Dance and Directions Theatre Arts will entertain crowds at the Chesterfield and Derbyshire Marathon on Sunday, September 14th.
The marathon will raise funds for children's charity Kids 'n' Cancer UK, as well as other local charities and causes.
Crystal Cheer and Dance will perform some of their American... READ MORE...
Police Appeal After Harassment Incident In Killamarsh
Tuesday 8th April 2014 Police are appealing for witnesses to an alleged incident of harassment in Killamarsh on Sunday March 30th.
Officers are investigating reports that a 17-year-old girl and her two friends were subjected to threats and abuse, which culminated in an incident near the leisure centre on Stanley Street in Killamarsh.
At about 8.30pm a man, who is thought to be about 18-years-old, approached the victim who was in her friend's car and threatened to smash the windscreen. He was confronted by some local youths who were concerned by his... READ MORE...
Inspirational Derbyshire Teenager Wins Communication Award
Tuesday 8th April 2014 Aidan Baker, aged 18 from Derbyshire, is celebrating after being crowned Young Person of the Year at the 2013/2014 Shine a Light Awards, for the difference he has made to the lives of children and young people with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN).
The Awards, held in London on Thursday 3rd April and hosted by Broadcaster and Health Campaigner, Anne Diamond, are run by Pearson Assessment in partnership with The Communication Trust, to honour individuals, teams, campaigns, communication friendly settings and communities that have excelled in their support of children and young people’s communication. READ MORE...
Centenarian Gladys Enjoys The Proact VIP Experience
Tuesday 8th April 2014 Centenarian Gladys Smith, was treated to VIP hospitality at Chesterfield's Proact Stadium on Saturday as she attended a football match for the first time in her life.
Gladys, who celebrated her 100th birthday on Mother's Day, was thrilled to receive an invitation to attend the Newport match with members of her family, including daughters Pauline and Linda, son Brian and grand-daughters Julie and Jane.
After being given a tour of the stadium, Gladys enjoyed a meal in the Leengate Legends Lounge with her fellow diners, before presenting the... READ MORE...
Crackdown On Blue Badge Misuses Continues County-wide
Tuesday 8th April 2014
A crackdown on people who are misusing Blue Badges has seen just over 700 checks carried out in four months.
Blue Badges are issued to people with severe mobility problems and a badge holder can display their badge in their car or any vehicle they are travelling in, to park closer to where they need to be, sometimes for free.
Derbyshire County Council processes the Blue Badges and there are currently around 40,000 people across the county who have one. READ MORE...
New Community Police Base For Hasland
Tuesday 8th April 2014 A new community police base has been opened in Hasland for the local Safer Neighbourhood policing team.
The office, which is at Hasland Village Hall in Eastwood Park, has been provided by Chesterfield Borough Council.
It will provide the team with a stop while they are out on patrol in the area, and also a place where they can hold small meetings with local residents.
Safer Neighbourhood Team Sergeant Mark Church said... READ MORE...
Take A Stall At Chesterfield's Easter Table Top Market
Tuesday 8th April 2014
Stalls are available to rent at Chesterfield Borough Council's Easter Monday table top sale.
The event takes place on Monday 21st April, from 10am to 4pm at the town centre market place. Councillor Amanda Serjeant, Chesterfield Borough Council's Executive Member for Leisure, Culture and Tourism said: "The Easter Monday market is always very popular with residents and visitors to the town. This is a great opportunity for individuals and charities to get rid of their unwanted items and make some money." READ MORE...
Local Rotary Clubs Prepare For St Georges Day Celebrations
Tuesday 8th April 2014 Rotary Clubs in the Chesterfield area are set to celebrate St Georges Day with a special dinner in honour of England's patron saint.
This social event is being held at Chesterfield FC's Proact Stadium on St Georges Day itself, which is Wednesday 23rd April, 2014, and the meal begins at 7.00pm for 7.30pm.
A traditional English meal of soup, roast beef, apple pie, cheeseboard of English cheeses, and coffee, also includes the historic 'Ceremony of the Roast Beef', which dates back to medieval times. As well as the toast to England... READ MORE...
Police Appeal Following Distraction Burglary In Grassmoor
Monday 7th April 2014 Detectives are appealing for witnesses after cash was stolen from an elderly man during a distraction burglary at a house in Grassmoor.
The 82-year-old answered the door of his home on Mill Lane to two men claiming to be checking the chimney on behalf of the council at around 9am on Friday, April 4th.
The victim allowed the men into his house and one of the men stayed with him in the living room. Police believe the other man then searched the house and stole cash. The men left after around ten minutes. READ MORE...
Fundraising Launched To Support Youngster's Treatment
Monday 7th April 2014 Chesterfield based charity Kids 'n' Cancer is at the forefront of efforts to help a 12-year old boy raise £10,000 to support his specialist life-saving treatment in America against an extremely rare cancer.
Adrian Secareanu from Overslade in Rugby, has been diagnosed with Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma - a tumour which is located in his neck and jaw and following several operations to remove it, he is having Proton Therapy to prevent it returning in a more aggressive form.
Adrian is set to travel to the University of Florida Proton... READ MORE...
Spireites' Memorial Garden Fundraising Now In Full Swing
Monday 7th April 2014
Fundraising for the proposed £35,000 Chesterfield Memorial Garden is now in full swing - with the current total being £9345.
Generous supporters contributed £1,308.70 via bucket a bucket collection at Chesterfield's game with Newport County, whilst two businesses, John Church Planning Services of Clay Cross and JJM Financial from Leicester, both confirmed their sponsorship of the Garden, each donating £500. The Supporters Club is hoping to attract twenty such business sponsorships with each donator being acknowledged within the Garden. READ MORE...
Mini Roundabout For Hasland
Monday 7th April 2014 Traffic lights at a Hasland road junction are set to be replaced with a mini-roundabout and other safety measures, following calls by local residents for a re-think.
More than 190 people attended two consultation events organised by Derbyshire County Council in December 2013 and January 2014 and gave their comments on new proposals for the village.
The new proposals include: Removing the traffic lights; Putting in a mini-roundabout highlighted in a different coloured surface; Introducing a... READ MORE...
Cycling Legend's New Cycling App Has Peak District In Top 5
Monday 7th April 2014 - Other Sports proudly sponsored by the CASA Hotel
A new app from cycling legend Chris Boardman showing his favourite routes, has been launched with the Peak District featuring in the top five rides.
With excitement levels rising ahead of the Tour de France, which comes to Britain in July 2014, Chris Boardman has teamed up with Ordnance Survey to create OS Ride. The easy to use app uses Ordnance Survey's detailed outdoor mapping, enabling cyclists to successfully navigate and track their progress as they ride the routes ridden by Wiggins, Froome, Cavendish and co. READ MORE...
'Blues On The Move' Results - Winners For Week 48
Monday 7th April 2014
This week's 'Blues On The Move' winners - the official Chesterfield FC lottery with over £1,300 in prizes paid out each week and over £1million paid out to date!
Check here every week to see if you're a winner! READ MORE...
Staveley Mourn The Loss Of Long-Time Fan, Bernard Tilley
Saturday 5th April 2014
Staveley MWFC and Chairman Terry Damms, send their condolences to the family of Bernard Tilley, who sadly passed away today.
Terry Damms said. "Bernard was a lovely man and a gent who will be hugely missed here. Rarely have I met a gentleman with such manners, politeness and honesty - and the news is devastatingly sad for his family.
"RIP Bernard and thank you for being a friend and supporting SMWFC. You will be sadly missed."
Mercians March Into Town. Chesterfield Salutes It's Heroes
Friday 4th April 2014 Members of the 2nd Battalion, The Mercian Regiment have, this morning, marched past the Town Hall as they exercised their Freedom Of The Borough of Chesterfield.
Beginning at Rose Hill, the Battalion marched down the High Street and back along Knifesmithgate - and were applauded by shoppers and residents of the town throughout.
Dignitaries, including Her Grace The Duchess of Devonshire, The Lord Lieutenant, Mr William Tucker and The Mayor... READ MORE, VIDEO, AUDIO & PICS...
Police Urge Derbyshire Residents To Record Their Property
Thursday 3rd April 2014 Residents in Chesterfield, Bolsover, North East Derbyshire and the Amber Valley are being encouraged to record their property to help police trace items which are stolen.
They are being urged to make a note of any serial numbers, colour and unique markings, and if possible to take photos of any valuable items that are expensive or not easily replaced.
The advice comes as officers tend to see reports of shed burglaries increase during the spring. READ MORE...
Thursday 3rd April 2014
Congratulations to Keith & Mary Holmes on their 60th Wedding Anniversary
Keith & Mary Holmes
Congratulations on your diamond wedding anniversary!
Lots of love,
Linda, Dennis, Stuart and Stacy x
Latest Staveley MWFC's Football Camp Dates Announced
Thursday 3rd April 2014 - Staveley MWFC coverage sponsored by HKL Ltd
Staveley MWFC are holding two new exciting two-day Football Camp for all youngsters aged 5 to 16, during April's Easter holidays, after the hugely successful Half Term camp in February.
The holiday's are not too far away, and Staveley MWFC's football development coaches are staging TWO 2-day Football Camps to give the chance for boys and girls aged from 5 to 16 to let off some steam, learn some new skills and have some great fun. As before, to beat any chance of bad weather disruption, the camps will take place on school premises where indoor facilities are... READ MORE...
Netherthorpe School Is Bridging The Generation Gap
Wednesday 2nd April 2014 Amore Care's Willow care home in Chesterfield has teamed up with students at a local school to bridge the generation gap and share life experiences.
Willows care home on Norbriggs Road received a visit from a group of students from Netherthorpe School once a week for six weeks.
The young pupils partnered up with a service user from the care home and discussed how things have changed for each different generation and ultimately, created a book based on their shared experiences. READ MORE...
Water, Water, Everywhere...
Tuesday 1st April 2014 After a water leak was reported on the A61 earlier this evening, Severn Trent has said tonight that they continue to work to shut off and repair a large burst water pipe near New Tupton, Chesterfield.
The Queen Victoria Road roundabout on the A61 Derby Road, has been affected by the burst. Currently, the company are carrying out investigations because there are two water pipes which run in the same area, one of which may have burst.
Unfortunately, the burst has flooded the road so it is closed for safety reasons. They are working with the local highways authority to organise a... READ MORE...
Tinie Tempah To Headline June's 'Party At The Proact'
Tuesday 1st April 2014 Multi-award winning rapper Tinie Tempah will headline this summer's 'Party at the Proact' on Sunday, June 8th, joining Labrinth, Katy B, Lawson, Union J and Ms Dynamite.
Tinie is the final act to join the bill for one of the summer's hottest multi-act line-ups. His success with number one hits 'Written in the Stars' and 'Pass Out' have made him one of the hottest acts around.
He released his first mixtape in 2005 and his first album, 'Disc-Overy', debuted at number one in the UK in October 2010, after being preceded... READ MORE...
Police Target Drug Misuse In The Grangewood Area
Tuesday 1st April 2014 Police in the Chesterfield area have taken part in an operation to target crime and drug misuse in the Grangewood area.
Officers from the Holmebrook and Rother Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team, together with the Operational Support Team and roads crime unit, took part in the campaign on Monday, March 17th.
Several vehicles were stopped and checked by police on the day, and a number of people stopped and searched. Two people were reported to court for driver document offences. READ MORE...
X-Factor Auditions Arrive In Meadowhall
Tuesday 1st April 2014 Meadowhall Shopping Centre has been chosen to host the 2014 X Factor auditions as the hit TV talent show returns to Sheffield for the first time since 2007.
The hugely popular ITV show will be holding open auditions in the South Yorkshire Shopping Centre next month as part of a nationwide search for the next X Factor superstar.
With Sheffield home to a vibrant music scene and nurturing top talent from Joe Cocker and The Human League right through to the... READ MORE...
Dig Out Some Change This Weekend!
Tuesday 1st April 2014 Spireites fans have their chance to make a huge difference this weekend as the Supporters Club holds a bucket collection and text fund raising campaign to raise fund for the proposed Memorial Garden.
The GARDEN, which will cost around £35,000, will be built opposite the Community facilities in the East Stand, with building set to start in June with the opening planned for early August. An army of bucket collectors will be hoping to raise significant funds at the game and they'll also be handing out flyers to encourage mobile phone users to donate via text (Text Gard02 £5 to 70070) - so look out for the fundraisers and be as generous as you can to ensure the hoped for timescale can be met. Thanks!
County Council Support For Community War Commemorations
Tuesday 1st April 2014 Residents are being offered support to stage their own First World War events as part of a Derbyshire County Council project to commemorate the conflict.
The council has received £84,600 Heritage Lottery Funding to set up 'Derbyshire Lives in the First World War' to support events across the county.
It will pay for a project manager to work with local community groups, help provide information and advice about staging events and offer groups help to find sources of financial support. READ MORE...
Scientists Swap The Class Room For The Great Outdoors
Tuesday 1st April 2014 A group of science teachers are putting down their Bunsen burners and picking up their walking boots to take part in the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge.
Most of the group work at Shirebrook Academy and will be completing the tough challenge on Saturday April 5th to raise money for the school's summer trip to Namibia.
They will attempt to climb Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough, in under 12 hours. All three peaks form part of the Pennine range and are... READ MORE...