Current issue – 2nd March 2015
To view the whole of this latest issue online click here
To view this issue's free classifieds click here
To view this issue's What's on Guide click here
To view the Properties for sale with our local Estate Agents click here
Property For Sale, Auction Reminders, Antique and Collectors Sales and Properties To Let in our area.
Situations Vacant click hereDirectory of Companies & Services click here
Jobs available in our area.
Need a trades person, a service or a shop? You will find them all in here – Accountants to Wine Merchants.
2-for-1 offers on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at the Bulls Head, Foolow – see page 1
6 MIXED WINES FOR £36 at John Hattersley Wines, Bakewell – see page 1
up to 50% OFF Gallery Kitchens at Midco, Bakewell – see page 2
£50 for your old specs when purchasing new ones at The Eye Place, Bakewell – see page 3
20% OFF energy efficient windows at Polar Windows, Chesterfield – see page 9
FREE TASTER SESSIONS at Fitness Fusion, Bakewell – see page 9
UP TO 70% OFF at The Wool Room Clearance Outlet, Peak Village, Rowsley – see page 11
CRAZY VAUXHALL CORSA OFFERS at Bristol Street Motors, Chesterfield – see page 11
ex-display KITCHEN SALE at The Courtyard, Tideswell – see page 13
UP TO £70 CASHBACK on washing machines at C Farmer Ltd, Matlock – see page 15
£200 OFF when you replace your boiler at Valley Heating Services – see page 15
Ex-display appliances at LESS THAN HALF PRICE at K&B Creation, Chesterfield – see page 18
25% OFF ALL STOCK at Chalet Home, Bakewell – see page 21
DISPLAYS TO CLEAR at Bakewell Interiors, Bakewell – see page 21
1 DAY WAREHOUSE CLEARANCE SALE at Indigo (Alfreton warehouse) – see page 23
2-for-1 ITALIAN NIGHT all you can eat 3 course buffet on Thursdays at The Millstone at Hathersage – WITH THE VOUCHER ON PAGE 44
Conditions may apply, please read the individual adverts.
To subscribe to the paper click here
Three pages packed with inspiration for that all-important Spring home make-over.
Mothering Sunday, on the fourth Sunday of Lent, this year falls on the 15th March.
With this important date fast approaching, choosing the perfect Mother’s Day gift is of the utmost importance. The next pages take a look at some of the different ways to thank mum for all that she’s done, whether it be a well chosen card, a meal out, a gift or flowers, treating her to something really special shows just how much she is appreciated.
POSITIVE NEWS POSITIVE ACTION
Tuesday March 3rd is the final evening for the meetings organised as a follow-up to the Bakewell Green Festival. It will take place at the Friends Meeting House in Bakewell at 7.30pm.
There will be a short film about the newspaper called Positive News and the psychological effects that the media can have on our outlook on life.
And it's not just the media. Trying to live a sustainable life, trying to work with others doing the same thing, can be very hard in a social, political and economic climate which seems to put up barriers at every step.
But what we can’t do alone, we can do together!
The Peak District is a rural island surrounded by large urban areas. It is a beautiful place inhabited by resourceful and caring people, but the population is small and scattered and we can often feel isolated in our efforts to make the world a better place.
As we wind up the series of evenings entitled ‘Making It Better’, we will look at how we can improve sustainable networking in the Peak District, how we can work better together, how our small-in-number but powerful-in-enthusiasm activists, groups and businesses can be more effective.
The meeting is open to everyone and is free. Do come along and share your ideals and ideas.
We hope to set up a small group to take the concern forward. Do we want another Festival? How should it be organised? Do we want a networking system? How can we work best with each other? We need to think outside the box. There must be a way of Making it Better – now is the time to find it!
For information about the Green Festival and to find the films featured in the Making it Better series of evenings please go to www.bakewellquakers.org
FOR STEP REPAIRS
Abseiling from a popular bridge on the Monsal Trail is expected to be halted for two weeks next month as steps leading down to the riverside are replaced.
Bridge 75 near Millers Dale is used by hundreds of people each year to experience the thrill of abseiling over the fast-flowing River Wye.
The Peak District National Park Authority issues around 90 abseiling licences to a wide range of organisations and individuals each year. Licence-holders have been informed of the temporary suspension, as the path will be completely closed for a fortnight from March 3rd.
Peak District National Park trails manager Emma Stone explained: “The old limestone steps, which are used by abseilers to get back up to the bridge, can get slippery especially in winter. So – weather permitting – we’re continuing to replace them with wooden ones infilled with stone in early March. We have carried out the work in three phases and this is the final one.”
The work is being carried out by the national park’s countryside maintenance team.
IT’S BAKEWELL TO MONTE CARLO
OR BUST FOR CHARITY!
Calling all petrol heads from Bakewell! Organisers of the Monte Carlo or Bust Banger Rally are inviting real life Wacky Racers from Bakewell to burn rubber for over 1000 miles to Monte Carlo via France, Switzerland and Italy in a Top Gear-style challenge to raise money for charity.
The rally challenges car enthusiasts to source a banger car for less than £300 and take part in a variety of hilarious challenges along the way, competing for points and prizes. Teams are encouraged to raise money for a local charity of their choice and can share their progress with supporters back home via live GPS tracking.
Inspired by the classic Paramount film, the 3-day crusade will see over 100 of the finest British bangers visit some of Europe’s most exciting locations and experience spectacular roads with backdrops of sun, sea, sand and snow! Participants in the 2014 event raised over £100,000 for UK charities.
Rally spokesperson, Cuthbert Ware-Armitage, comments: “I am laying down the challenge to the good people of Bakewell to join me on Europe’s ultimate banger rally adventure. This is a brilliant opportunity to get your team into gear and experience some of the greatest roads in Europe in some of the worst cars from Bakewell!”
The Monte Carlo or Bust Rally takes place in June and July 2015 and more information can be found on the event website at www.montecarloorbust rally.com
Sally Mosley’s Favourite Walks ~ CORDWELL VALLEY
On the eastern flank of the National Park and just a stone’s throw over the moors from the hotspot hiking routes around Chatsworth and The Edges is a less well known walking area of amazing paths and deep holloways in the Cordwell Valley which Sally decided to explore.
To read the whole of Sally's walk please follow the link below and in this issue it features on page 52.
To view the whole of this latest issue online click here