Current issue – 27th October 2014
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2-for-1 offers on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at the Bulls Head, Foolow – see page 1
October Rhone Promotion at John Hattersley Wines – see page 1
Special Offer on Kozee Spencer beds at Haydn Stanley Furnishing, Matlock – see page 6
PAY NO VAT on orders taken before 30th November at Polar Windows, Chesterfield – see page 7
AUTUMN OFFERS on Hotpoint and Indesit appliances at Sureview Westons, Wirksorth – see page 8
5 YEAR PARTS AND LABOUR GUARANTEE on Siemens WM14E461GB washing machine at C. Farmer Ltd, Matlock – see page 9
2-FOR-1 at Vision Express, Buxton – see page 10
£600 OFF MASTERCHEF COOKERS until 15th November at Markovitz Courtyard, Tideswell – see page 11
LOWEST PRICE PROMISE at Lee Holmes Carpets, Matlock – see page 12
LOTS OF SPECIAL OFFERS on garden machinery at Torne Valley, Bakewell – see page 12
25%?OFF windows and conservatories at Sanderson Windows, Chesterfield – see page 13
HALLOWEEN CLEARANCE SALE at Matlock Music Shop, Matlock – see page 17
MASSIVE HALF PRICE CLOTHING SALE at Carrs Billington, Bakewell – see page 19
10% OFF and 0% INTEREST FREE CREDIT at Authentic Furniture, Peak Village Shopping Centre, Rowsley – see page 21
10% OFF all spa treatments at Losehill House Hotel, Hope on presentation of the advert on page 56
60% OFF DISPLAYS at Bakewell Interiors – see page 56
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A massive six pages featuring where to dine out this Christmas.
£25 PRIZE FOR DALES Recycling CHAMPIONS
Residents across the Derbyshire Dales are getting a £25 surprise – thanks to their Recycling efforts.
Already 15 Dales householders, including Mrs Pat Edmonstone (pictured) from Ashford-in-the-Water, have been presented with £25 by Derbyshire Dales District Council in a project that encourages local people to recycle more.
Latest official Recycling figures from the Rural Services Network show that the Dales is one of the best Recycling districts in the whole of England – and Recycling and composting rates have rocketed to 56% of all household waste since Serco took over the District Council’s household collection contract two years ago.
Every week a Dales household – selected at random – wins £25 if their Recycling and food containers are being properly used.
Winners so far have included Ann Edge of Darley Dale, Andrea Harrison of Alport, Patrick Repton of Wirksworth, Georgia Wilson of Ashbourne, Paul Brown of Youlgrave, Sandra Underwood of Wirksworth, Linda Newton of Over Haddon, Richard Fraser-Smith of Two Dales, David Hoyle of Tideswell, Jennifer Holmes of Matlock, Pat Edmonstone of Ashford in the Water, Charles Hallows of Calver, Jean Dicken of Flagg, Peter Stocks of Curbar and Alison Hall of Bakewell.
To fund the new project, the District Council is providing cash to match the £3,600 a year contribution made by Serco as part of the waste and Recycling contract, which runs until 2020. It means £7,200 is up for grabs every year for local residents and community groups.
In addition to the weekly household reward, £6,000 is available every year in a new Community Grant Fund, with applications welcome from Derbyshire Dales community groups. A maximum of £1,000 will be awarded to each applicant to help fund environmental and Recycling projects. Apply for the Community Fund online at www.derbyshiredales.gov.uk/grants
Chairman of the District Council’s Environment Committee, Councillor Steve Bull said: “It’s really pleasing that the Recycling message is hitting home across the Derbyshire Dales. Some of our Recycling winners don’t quite believe us when we tell them they have won £25 – but we think it’s important to make Recycling a priority for the 33,000 households we collect from weekly.”
ABSINTHE AND LACE CHAMPAGNE SUPPER CLUB
After the hugely successful shows in June and August, we cordially invite you to October’s Champagne Supper Club.
Step back into a bygone era of opulence and glamour, as you relax in the candlelit splendour.
With an array of sophisticated, award winning class acts, this is a memorable evening for the discerning audience.
VIP Guests will be welcomed with a flute of fabulous champagne, prior to a sumptuous three course dinner served at your candlelit table. There will then be a theatre length show, packed with stunning acts from across the land.
To learn more about our award winning acts, menu choices, and seating options, please visit www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk OR telephone box office on 0845 127 2190.
NEW TV SERIES FEATURES LOCAL ARTIST
Local artist, Geoff Kersey, from Darley Dale near Matlock, has featured in a new TV series called Fraser and Friends.
This eight part series features Fraser Scarfe, an artist from Lincoln, who meets up with a variety of gifted professional artists from across the country, and they paint en plein aire (outdoor) scenes. Each guest artist has chosen their favourite painting location to paint in.
In episode 3 which aired on 20th October, Fraser takes a journey to the gateway of the Peak District where he meets up with Geoff and learns about the rugged landscape which so inspires him. They travel together to Geoff’s studio and gallery and also visit his framer to learn a lesson or two. The filming took place in Matlock and Baslow.
The series launched on Monday 6th October. Available to watch online at
http://www.thepaintinganddrawingchannel.co.uk/ and also on Sky Channel 192 and Freesat Channel 402, on Mondays at 5pm, repeated Sundays at 3pm.
BAKEWELL MAN REACHES FOR THE STARS
Local stargazer, Matt Foyle, has reached the final stages of an international astronomy photography competition.
The competition, organised by the Royal Observatory Greenwich, attracted a record number of 2,500 entries from 51 countries. Matt’s photograph, which took five nights to shoot from his back garden in Bakewell, was among just 120 shortlisted entries.
The entries included images of solar features, eclipses, aurorae, nebulae, star trails, galaxies and deep sky objects. All of the shortlisted entries are part of an exhibition at the Royal Observatory Greenwich until 22 February 2015 with free entry. Matt, who is a teacher at Lady Manners School in Bakewell, submitted one of his images of the Triangulum Galaxy (Messier 33) in the deep sky category.
Matt’s image is made up of 10 and 20 min exposures using a cooled monochromatic camera attached to a 4 inch refracting telescope on a tracking mount and tripod. His hobby takes up a fair bit of time, and he commented:
“One of the biggest skills in imaging objects like this is the extended length of time required for each exposure and then setting up every night to make sure the telescope is on target. This makes it vital to have an understanding partner who is willing to put up with the draught from the kitchen door while the imaging sessions are running over many nights!”
Matt is donating his book to Lady Manners School library in the hope that someone might be inspired to take up the hobby and produce more amazing images from the Peak District in the future.
Sally Mosley’s Favourite Walks ~ WETTON
Tucked away in the Staffordshire hills, the quaint village of Wetton appears like an estranged estate village to Chatsworth as the woodwork of several cottages and farmhouses is painted in the distinctive dolphin blue colour. During the 18th and 19th centuries, profits from the nearby Ecton copper mine made the 5th and 6th Dukes of Devonshire fabulously wealthy, and paid for many of these properties to be built.
Sally's walk began with a wander around the village and a bit of property envy as she deliberated over which ‘roses around the door’ cottage she liked the most.
To read the whole of Sally's walk please follow the link below and in this issue it features on page 56.
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