Current issue – 21st July 2014
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SAVE £17 on a mixed case of Mon Vieux ‘Old Dutch’ Chenin or Syrah at John Hattersley Wines, Bakewell – see page 1
Winter Wedding Package SALE – £1,500 (originally £2,750) at The Rutland Arms Hotel, Bakewell – see page 1
2-for-1 offers on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at the Bulls Head, Foolow – see page 1
Up to 50% OFF Gallery kitchens at Midco, Bakewell – see page 2
FREE Ray-Ban Wayfarer sun spectacles when purchasing a complete pair of prescription spectacles at The Eye Place, Bakewell – see page 3
Special offers on pet food, horse feed, clothing and compost at Carrs Billington, Bakewell – see page 6
20% OFF energy efficient windows at Polar Windows, Chesterfield – see page 7
Up to £100 CASHBACK on selected Honda Lawnmowers at Platts Harris, Darley Dale – see page 8
Lots of offers on beds and mattresses at Haydn Stanley, Matlock – see page 8
FREE luxury sateen lining on all curtain orders, with many designs now half price at Direct Fabric Warehouse, Chesterfield – see page 8
Lots of Gardening SPECIAL OFFERS at Torne Valley in Bakewell – see page in 10
Summer SALE NOW ON at Authentic Furniture, Peak Village, Rowsley – see page 11
FREE Eye Test when you spend £99 at Vision Express, Buxton – see page 14
£50 TRADE-IN for your old washing machine at C. Farmer Ltd, Matlock – see page 15
£20 OFF?display stands, plus buy one canvas print and get the second half price at Mad 4 Ink, Bakewell – see page 15
2-for-1 3 course Italian buffet on Thursdays at the Millstone, Hathersage with the cut-out voucher on page 19
10% OFF all food at Losehill House Hotel, Hope on presentation of the advert on page 52
Conditions may apply, please read the individual adverts.
SUMMER IS HERE!
Our new 52-page magazine showcasing what to do and where to go in our area this summer
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Two and a half pages featuring the best of summer dining in our area.
A full page focussing on exhibitions, showrooms, auctions and sales in our area.
A Good Yarn at Grindleford
Once more Grindleford Allotments are holding an open day on the afternoon of Sunday 20th July (2-5 pm) and it will feature a demonstration of how to dye yarns using allotment grown plants and vegetables – such as onion skins and rhubarb leaves. Examples of a variety of colours and yarns will be on display.
Also on display will be some bottles of the first Grindleford wine. Four years ago allotment holders decided to plant a vineyard on a bramble-covered bank that was unsuitable for an allotment. Five rows of vines were planted, each containing a different hardy hybrid variety. Last autumn produced the first harvest and Derbyshire Winery in Bakewell have helped produce the wine from this harvest. This year’s grapes can already be seen forming on the vines and with a bit of luck and a warm autumn should produce an even better harvest than last year.
Allotment holders will be on hand to show off their allotments and the produce being grown as well as giving tips on what has worked and not worked. There will also be examples of interesting heritage vegetables which are being grown plus produce and refreshments on offer.
Grindleford Allotments were created seven years ago as a community project on the old village playing field. As well as allotments the site includes a wildlife pond, an orchard and barbecue area, a small allotment for the pre-school playgroup, beehives, and a communal shed with rainwater collection tanks.
The project received support from a number of sources including the Peak Park sustainable development fund and from within the village. Grindleford Allotments also received first prize in the Communal Gardens Northern Area section of the Derbyshire Dales ‘Blooming Dales’ competition last year.
The allotments are in the centre of the village beside the main road in Grindleford (B6521) near a bus-stop and opposite the Mount Pleasant Garage.
Goat Supports Village Shop
The village of Grindleford in the Peak District lost its shop and post office within the space of a week nearly four years ago but now there’s a master plan by the village community to put things straight!
After recent attempts tried and failed to make a commercial go of running the old shop, residents set up a group to explore the possibility of running it as a community venture. The village has already achieved its first target by opening a small shop in the Vestry of the village church which will make canny use of an otherwise under-used space, breathing life back into the village by providing a much needed focal point for the village school kids, home-workers, commuters, elderly folk, walkers, climbers, bikers, and numerous other groups who live in or pass through the village.
However, every new business needs support in its early stages and The Grindleford Goat is a cycle sportive in its second year set up to raise funds for just that purpose. It’s an organised bike ride on some of the most challenging and beautiful roads of the Peak District. The rave reviews from participants last year have encouraged the organisers to repeat and expand the event on Saturday 13th September this year. It will feature two fully supported routes of 109k (The Billy) and 51k (The Nanny) but also have a challenging family ride of 17k (The Kid), all starting and finishing in Grindleford. So there will be opportunities for all abilities along with lots of field attractions and good food afterwards ensuring a cracking day out for cyclists from near and far.
Tickets are selling fast and the event is limited to 400 participants this year so entries need to be in soon.
More details available at the event website: http://www.grindlefordgoat.co.uk/ and at the village shop website: http://www. grindlefordvillageshop.co.uk/
School Nest Box Project
The pupils of Darley Dale Primary School completed a major project in January 2014 – they built and positioned some 35 nest boxes to attract blue tits, great tits, robins and wrens to nest and breed around the school grounds.
Keeping a careful eye on activities around the boxes throughout Spring, inspections in April and May identified that several boxes had been taken over as nest sites, particularly by blue tits; clutches of eggs had been laid by the parent birds. With the support of the headmaster, Simon Gostick, the end of May saw Derbyshire Wildlife Trust volunteer Stewart Abbott, a qualified bird ringer, inspect each nest box and all chicks were ringed, ready for their subsequent fledging.
In Autumn, each box will again be reviewed and cleaned out ready for next season and the database on the British Trust for Ornithology website initialised for the coming season.
It is a popular misconception that “In Bloom” is just about flowers and flower beds; it is actually about bringing members of a community together to work for the overall benefit and improvement of their town. Darley Dale has created and maintains its own website where all of its activities, and associated reports, can be found: www.darleydaleinbloom.co.uk
Sally Mosley’s Favourite Walks ~ Stanage Edge
Sally feels she went ‘over the top’ for this walk, in more ways than one. Not only did she head for high ground and far-reaching views, but she also planned a long distance route of about 10 miles (readers will know that this is way further than her average amble). However, it turned out to be even longer when she chose the wrong path!
To read the whole of Sally's walk please follow the link below and in this issue it features on page 52.
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