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The April/May edition of Wings featured
a report on the aerial antics of Deer
Park Primary School’s Teddy Bear
Dear Sir, Madam or otherwise,
I MUST express my discomfiture, nay, horror at the treatment meted out to some
poor Teddy Bear, in the name of education.
Having served with the Royal Air Force, I know the perils of aviation, which are best
ameliorated by constant supplies of chocolate, coffee and sandwiches, of which there is no
Bears are notoriously messy eaters - see Winnie the Pooh - and if your, dare I say, victim
had been at the Cadbury's Dairy Milk, it would have been all over his chops, and no
Instead, there is a pristine Ted, without, I noticed, the benefit of oxygen. Normally,
oxygen would be switched on at 10,000ft, and yet you claim that our poor specimen
reached 23 miles.
Imagine the confusion: Neither modern schools nor Teddy Bears work in Imperial
measurements these days (except for altitude expressed in feet, that is) so the poor, dear
chap would have never known how high he had been. 37.0149km is the answer, and since
37 is higher than 23, you have lessened the impact of this cruel experiment.
Ted was sans ejector seat, sans gloves (unless they were so caked with chocolate that
they got discarded), no white silk scarf, no goggles to protect his little button eyes. Even
worse, on the cover, he looks as though he is smoking a clay pipe, which is not a good
thing for bears or kiddly-winks, least of all at that height.
As for his uncontrolled descent, this is tantamount to throwing a bear to the lions.
Imagine, if he'd come down in the woods today, he's sure of a big surprise. Hanging 68ft
(20.7264m) up in the air, swinging in the top branches of a Scots Pine is beyond the pale.
Frankly, sirs, you should be taken outside and bombarded with jars of marmalade.
Disgusted of Ashgate
Intrepid mum’s sponsored leap
HEN mum Kelly White began working at Wingerworth
Pre-School, she soon turned her attention to fund-raising
- and set her sights high!
Kelly, a life-long resident of Wingerworth, visited Langar Airfield
in Nottinghamshire for a sponsored tandem parachute jump from
Explained Kelly: “Our son, Jamie, has been going to the pre-school
since November, 2016, and I have recently started working parttime
“It was bought to my attention at a staff meeting that funds were
low due to them being self-funded, so I suggested that I’d do a
sponsored sky-dive, and they were all in agreement with me, so it
started from there.
EVEN house burglaries were reported in
Wingerworth in March, say police. They
were on Frances Drive, Nether Close, two on
Chartwell Avenue, Hilltop Road, Longedge
Lane and Paddock Close.
A spokesperson said: "We would urge
people to report anything they think could be
suspicious to us as soon as possible so that
officers can make checks. Never feel that
you are wasting time, because we would
rather you made that call so that we can
ensure our community stays safe.
Before, during and after... Kelly White raises money for Wingerworth Pre-School
"There are some things people can do to
help reduce the risk of becoming a victim,
and we would advise people to take steps to
make sure homes and windows are locked
“If you are out for the evening or away for
the weekend, leave a light on and ask a
“I spoke to my husband about it and he said he would fund it so
that I wasn’t using sponsor money to pay for the jump. I set up a
‘just giving’ page on Facebook and had sponsor forms at the local
shop and at the pre-school.
“So on Saturday, 25th May, we made our way to Langar Airfield
and when I got ready to jump, the atmosphere was amazing. I
was surrounded by my family, friends and colleagues from
pre-school. When we jumped, it was also raining, and although the
feeling was amazing, I couldn’t wait to get back to my son and
“I’m glad I’ve done it and I’m over the moon with the total I’ve
raised for such a wonderful pre-school.”
The amount brave Kelly raised was £1,100.
neighbour to keep an eye out. Keep valuables
out of view from passers-by.”
There have been three separate arson
incidents, involving a shed, summer house
and static caravan.
They took place on Nethermoor Road, at
approximately 8pm on Sunday, April 7th, and
at around 11.50pm on Thursday, March 7th.
The third took place on Queen Victoria Road,
at around 11pm on Friday, February 15th.
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working an allotment! John Winter reports
HERE are many issues in the news currently that may be
concerning you, such as excess plastic food packaging,
carbon dioxide emissions, chemicals used in food production
and food miles.
The list seems endless and every week earnest and well-respected
people like Sir David Attenborough tell us that if we don’t do
something, we are all doomed.
The good news is that an allotment will help you reduce your
impact on the environment, save money on nutritious clean food, get
regular exercise, and provide a place to unwind.
Seventy-two residents of Wingerworth are members of the local
Allotment Society, some working alone, others with partners, friends
or increasingly with their children or grandchildren.
Wingerworth Allotments can be found on Watson Lane, off
Swathwick Lane - less than a mile from the Barley Mow - and are
therefore within walking distance for many Wingerworth residents.
The site is surrounded by trees and is very tranquil - a good place to
relax after a hard day.
I started an allotment a year ago. A half-plot that needed a lot of
digging but after the first season had produced a bumper crop of
peas, beans, strawberries, beetroot and onions.
Two of my grandsons joined me the first week, enjoying digging, not
keen on weeding, but who is! That evening they went home and made
me a scarecrow, which I erected a few days later. The next day, my
allotment neighbour Graham rang me to say that he had just seen a
James Short, aged four, with dad Russell, and Spud the scarecrow.
They have enjoyed tending their plot for a year
Dennis Wilson, the association treasurer, has been
working his plot for the past five years
crow sitting contemptuously on top of the scarecrow’s hat!
The sites are split into individual plots.
Starter plots are 10m x 15m and are big enough to grow a yearround
supply of fruit and vegetables for two people. There are
always opportunities to double the size of your plot when you have
A starter plot in good condition will require approximately eight
hours per week of input from mid-March to October; this reduces
considerably over winter. Unfortunately, plots are not always left in
good condition by previous tenants.
Ged Hawkeswell, chairman of the Association, said: “A starter plot
costs £20 per year and a large plot £30 per year. After paying your
rent, the most important thing to have is enthusiasm, but be
prepared to take a long-term view.
“Do a little and often and you should reap rewards without burning
“Your tool-kit depends on preference but all
plot holders tend to have a spade, fork, handtrowel,
hand-fork, rake, hoe, scissors and
“New starters tend to borrow a cultivator in
spring and purchase something suitable at a
later date. Second-hand cultivators are often
sold for about £50 to £100. Seeds and
consumables will probably cost about £ 100 per
“Neighbouring plotholders will always have
spare plants that they will share. Often the plot
has a second-hand shed already on it, these are
usually sold for about £20.
“The consumables vary with the crops that you
choose and you will find that every crop has its
pests and relevant protection measures.”
The allotment calendar starts in September
when the seed catalogues arrive from the
society and planning for next year begins. Many
people order manure at this time of year and
start preparing the soil by winter-digging and
weeding. Winter is a good time to repair sheds
and fencing and install water collection
So, if you would like a source of wholesome
food and make a personal contribution to the
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Men in Sheds!
INGERWORTH men might soon be able to share their
skills and develop new friendships through the setting up
of a Men's Shed, a nationwide activity which organises places
to pursue practical interests at leisure, to perfect skills and
enjoy making and mending.
The main issue holding it up is to find a place to meet, although
one suggestion has been to repair and take over the cricket
pavilion, which has not been used for changing for some years.
There is a Men's Shed at Grassmoor, meeting each Tuesday in a
church hall, and members manned a stall at Wingerworth Fun Day
to encourage village menfolk to show interest in setting up their
David Adams, campaigning for a village group, said: "The longer I
have been here the more I notice that men of the older generation
sometimes need some sort of stimulation. I have been looking for
ages to find somewhere suitable for men to meet, and the cricket
pavilion may be available.
"Women have their groups. What is there for men? Nothing! If the
council were to give us the go-ahead we could as a group renovate
the pavilion, removing the showers, and be operating by the end of
He would welcome other suggestions for a venue in the village.
The national Men's Shed website says the movement is about
social connections and friendship building, sharing skills and
knowledge, and, of course, a lot of laughter.
"Sheds are whatever the members (or Shedders as we call them)
want them to be. Although labelled ‘sheds’, they often aren’t sheds
at all. They can be empty offices, portable cabin’s, warehouses,
garages, and, in at least one case, a disused mortuary.
“Many shed groups get involved in community projects too –
restoring village features, helping maintain parks and green
spaces, and building things for schools, libraries and individuals in
"Activities in sheds vary greatly, but you can usually find
woodworking, metalworking, repairing and restoring, electronics,
model buildings or even car-building in a typical shed. Sheds
attract older men, but many have younger members and women
About 40 men and women expressed interest when they called in
at the Men’s Shed stand at the recent Fun Day, when the work of
members of the Grassmoor Group was on display.
You can contact David Adams on 07517 201807.
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Villagers are full of fun!
The 2019 Wingerworth Fun
Day was a great event for one
and all... even the family dog
Ashover’s James McKay supervises the ferret racing
BUCKING bronco, ferrets down your
drainpipes and dogs in all directions,
doing vaguely what their owners told them to
do - but not necessarily in the right order.
Wingerworth Fun Day was fun, probably more
fun than usual, as more than 1,000 people ignored
the forecasts of rain showers and had a great
time at Deer Park.
Sideshows, stalls and entertainment were
spread over both the cricket and football pitches,
and there seemed a great deal to see and a lot of
things to do, whether you were a child on an
inflatable slide, a teenager in the stocks having
a wet sponge thrown at you, falling off the
bucking bronco, or trying your hand at church bell
Of course, the Dog Show was an important part
of the programme, with prizes for such qualities
as the ‘dog that was best at catching a biscuit’
and ‘the dog MP Lee Rowley, the judge, would
most like to take home’. Hardly Crufts, but lots of
doggy pride on show.
One of the organisers commented: “The new dog
agility class seemed to be well received and it
was great to see so many children involved in the
dog show. I don’t think we have ever welcomed
quite so many dogs to the Fun Day!”
Another new attraction was ferret racing which
children, in particular, seemed to enjoy. James
McKay, who has 50 ferrets at his Ashover home,
introduced a dozen of the surprisingly-cute little
fellows to spectators, before the racing began.
He said: “They make brilliant pets, like shortlegged
cats with attitude. They never nip you
because they are used to being handled every
Each one goes in a trap connected to a pipe, and
when the gate goes up they, hopefully, race off to
the other end, encouraged by children making
blow-kissing squeaks, which, apparently, makes
them think they are going to be fed. It worked
pretty well, apart from when they lost interest
and tried to go back to the beginning, or fell
Many of the usual stalls were there, among them
the Ashgate Hospice stall making over £400, and
the Ladies Club completely selling out of cuddly
The two Wingerworth primary schools were
praised for displays that showed how busy they
had been doing research, and there was also
praise for 14 students from Chesterfield College
who arrived at 9am to help set everything up,
including the car park.
Wingerworth Community Festival’s next event is
the Girls Night on Saturday, 22nd June, at
Wingerworth Parish Hall, £5 a ticket, with DJ,
snacks and glasses provided. People should take
their own drinks and dance moves. Women of all
Tickets via the Facebook page ‘Wingerworth
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HEN it comes to successful family businesses, the
benchmark is set locally by award-winning flooring
specialists T. Nutt & Sons Ltd.
The company is currently celebrating its 150th anniversary,
having been founded in Clay Cross by William Robert Nutt,
great-grandfather of the current managing director, David Nutt,
way back in 1869.
Proud of their history and traditions, today’s management and
staff continue to set high standards. T. Nutt & Sons Ltd has been
recognised both locally and nationally for its excellence in
customer service and quality of products. Their reputation for
providing customers with top-quality service, workmanship and
fair, friendly, professional advice is unrivalled.
This has led to a string of awards and accolades. Patrick Nutt, for
example, who trains and oversees the fitting team, won the
National Institute of Carpet Fitters ‘On Site Assessment Award’
for three successive years. He was also placed fifth, third, second
and fourth in four consecutive years at the Carpet Fitter of the
In reinforcing the message about the high standards expected of
the fitting team, Andrew Gregory, the manager who has been with
the company for over 30 years, said: “All our fitters have to read
the British Standards BS5325 Installation of textile floorcoverings
– Code of Practice.”
In 2011, an independent survey was carried out by The Carpet
Foundation on customers of T Nutt & Sons. These customers were
chosen at random and the responses spoke volumes about the
highest levels of service and craftsmanship offered. A 100%
customer satisfaction rating is what the company achieved in this
All the customers quizzed said that they were likely to buy from
the company again.
More recognition came when David, the MD, was asked by the BBC
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With 80% of T Nutt & Son’s business coming from the residential
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T Nutt & Sons has also been granted Which? Trusted Trader
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best businesses, who maintain the highest professional
T Nutt & Sons also gained glowing accolades in the Family
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Keven Nutt, also a director with the company, said judges
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Hall the votes are counted
John Winter reflects on the outcome of the
Referendum. No, not Brexit - this was the
important one! John Winter reports
David Adams and
some of his bricks
INGERWORTH voters have spoken and, unlike
the Brexit referendum, residents are satisfied
that democracy has been exercised, whether the
results were to their liking or not.
Wingerworth has, for the first time for many years, an
almost fully-elected parish council, the exceptions being
two councillors who stood for election unopposed.
It’s a council that has several new faces, some of whom
were key players in the successful campaign to stop a new
Parish Hall being built on Deer Park in direct opposition to
the stated wishes of the old council, so there could be
some lively debates ahead!
The public voted overwhelmingly for the existing Parish Hall to be
remodelled, by 2,183 votes to 403, obviously determined that the
green centre of the village should not be interfered with, convinced
the hall could be repaired and updated at much less cost.
People don’t like change, but many residents genuinely have great
affection for the building, which was opened in 1972 on the site of
the former ‘smithy’ which was donated by Philip Hunloke in 1919
for conversion to Parish Rooms.
The oldest part of the Parish Hall was built in 1927 as an
extension to the old school that stood on the corner where the GP
surgery is now; it ceased to be used in the mid-50s when Deer Park
School was built, and was later demolished.
Arguments that a new Village Hall at Deer Park would create a
central ‘hub’ for the village, would be cheaper to run, with more
parking, and a coffee shop overlooking the pond, failed to convince
Now the hard work starts; firstly to decide exactly what rebuilding
needs to be carried out, then to satisfy the criteria for a 25-year
£707,583 loan from the Public Works Load Board. The loan would
be repaid in half yearly repayments of £19,021 (rate 2.58 as at 21st
The total amount repayable, including interest would be £970,079.
It has already been stated that the council will need to take
£125,000 out of its reserves, and residents would also be paying an
extra £15 a year per household council tax.
If the council isn’t granted a loan, it’s difficult to see how the
stated £833,000 bill for remodelling the hall could be met.
If the loan bid is successful, subject to being granted planning
permission, the old building will be given a new look, with the stage
and changing rooms removed and a moving wall installed in the
main hall to increase flexibility; either one large hall or two smaller
ones. A new kitchen, toilets and a parish office will be created, and
a bar might also be built, suggesting efforts will be made to attract
weddings, parties and other functions.
The result showed half the residents didn’t vote, and that 138
residents voted against either option, which meant they weren’t
prepared to pay out 29p a week extra council tax for the cheapest
option, remodelling. That suggests they have no intention of ever
using the hall.
The new-look council must look at attracting more events and
meetings to the new-look hall; to be pro-active in seeking to get
more residents to use it than have in the recent past, including
facilities for the disabled.
The campaigners for remodelling admit that another huge
challenge will be limiting disruption to the use of the Parish Hall
whilst a phased programme of the work is underway, for which
current users will be fully consulted. They hope the disruption
should be minimal and short-lived.
There has been criticism in some quarters of a low turnout for the
Parish Hall poll, 49 per cent. However, that was more than took
part in the elections for the parish (42.9 per cent) and district
councils (43.2 per cent). Nationally, council elections attract 35
per cent turnouts on average, some as low as the 24 per cent
recorded at Clay Cross, others as high as Richmond on Thames
51.4 per cent. The NE Derbyshire Parliamentary election attracted
a turnout of 69.9 per cent, although that may be lower next time
given the fact that many voters are fed up with politicians
RICKS are boring. They are the backbone of the building
industry, surrounding us all on sides, yet.... bricks are
square, man. Well, oblong really.
David Adams thinks they are fascinating.
When he goes out for a walk, David keeps his eyes open for bricks
that tell a story.
Sometimes they are part of an old track or laying discarded near
an old building.
"I don't keep my head down looking for them, because I might
walk into something, but when if find one I get quite a buzz from
my it," he said.
He might put it in his back-pack and take it home.
The bricks that David has collected at his home on Central Drive,
Wingerworth, all have the name of the manufacturer on them. They
are old. He has catalogued information about the brickyards that
"In the past, there were brickworks everywhere," he explained.
"If there was a mine shaft or a colliery, then there would often
be a brickworks nearby if the ingredients were there; coal and
David's interest in bricks started when his sister-in-law, during
renovations, found some old ones in the wall of the house in which
David lived at Alton until he was a young man.
"I had always wanted one of the bricks and she gave me one for
my 60th birthday," he said. "It was not until I retired and moved to
Wingerworth, from Ashover, that I started my collection. I now
have 32 bricks, 24 of them from Derbyshire, the area I am
particularly interested in.
“My wife thinks I am a bit eccentric and not normal. I keep them
in the garage because I have been banned from having them in the
home for some reason. I don't understand ladies sometimes!"
David is not alone in his enthusiasm for old bricks. The Henry Holt
Brick Collection, maintained by the Lancashire County Museum
Service, comprises of 5,207 catalogued bricks plus (allegedly)
about 1,800 duplicates and (perhaps) uncatalogued bricks.
Henry Holt accidentally found a brick marked "E.H. & Co.
Accrington" in 1963 and it generated an interest. In 1964 he found
another marked "E.Holt & Co. Rossendale" and he was a convert to
brick collecting! By the end of 1977, he and his wife Mary had a
collection of just over 900 bricks.
Uppertown Social Club
E have all seen the posters, and some of us have
attended entertainment at Uppertown Social Centre, but
now it could have to close unless “new blood” is available to
help run it. The average age of the committee is 65.
One Wingerworth resident, who enjoys the mix of Irish, country
and folk music, and tribute bands, said : “It would be a great shame
if it closed because of a lack of people to run it. When we first
started going many years ago it didn’t take long to make friends with
the regulars, and we always know we are going to have a good night
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Derbyshire, presents his
regular Wings column
ATIONAL politics remains in flux and, as you will have seen
from the last few weeks, events continue to move fast with
Brexit and within Parliament.
I write this just a few days after the European elections when a
very clear message was sent by North East Derbyshire residents
that they were unhappy with politics as usual, with almost half of
local people backing the Brexit party.
We shouldn’t be where we are and, bluntly, we should have left
the EU by now. I voted for that to happen at the end of March and
against holding these European elections. It is shame that more
MPs didn’t do the same.
Now we are in an extension, we have to find a way to leave as
soon as is practical – that is something I will continue to do as
Locally, the big news has been May’s local elections which saw,
for the first time in 30 years, a change of leadership at North East
Derbyshire District Council.
My party, the Conservatives, are now in control of the council and
have pledged to do something about the planning issues which
have bedevilled our area for so long.
The new council, led by Coun Martin Thacker, has started work
straight away on the problems of the local plan, housebuilding in
the wrong place and poor decision-making by the previous
The draft local plan has been immediately paused so a review
can be undertaken of what can be done at this late stage on
Where decisions have already been taken on housebuilding, it is
unlikely they can be reversed but the key is doing what we can
now to reduce, and then stop, similar problems happening in the
The problems with planning in our part of the world were created
over many years and so it is going to take some years to fix them -
including, I would expect, with some difficult decisions along the
But the good news is that there is the opportunity to get
Finally, it was great to join another fantastic Wingerworth
community day a few Saturdays ago and thanks to everyone who
came over to my stall to say hello.
I’m always keen to hear more of the views of local residents and
we had a good afternoon talking about everything I’ve just written
about in the column above and more!
As ever, I’m here to help. If there is anything I can ever do,
please don’t hesitate to get in touch – lee.rowley.mp@parliament.
uk or 439222.
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Deer Park Primary School
FORTY-seven Year 5 children took a 40-
minute journey to Hollowford Centre at
Castleton to bond and have fun.
As the children filed onto the coach, many
were full of excitement. Everyone was very
excited to find out whose room they were
going to be in. We found out later on the
As we got off the bus, we went into the
barn. We were split into groups and did
some team-building activities. We got to
FOLLOWING 16 years of
excellent service to Deer
Park, Linda Du-Roe
(right) has relinquished
her role as chair of
She has served with three
headteachers and has
overseen a number of
positive changes at Deer
Park that have provided a
wealth of opportunities for
all of the children.
Linda’s first involvement
with Deer Park came 23
years ago when her son,
Robert, started in
Reception. She joined the
PTA and is still a member
of that wonderful body of
parents and friends of the school.
In 2001, she joined the governing body and was
voted in as chair in 2003. Her commitment to the
role has seen her chair and attend 26 meetings a
year, as she was involved in much of the committee
Linda has been a member of each of the
recruitment panels for all but one member of staff
over the 16 years she has been chair and is
extremely proud of the fact that six staff members
appointed have gone onto headship and a further six
are serving deputies.
Linda was an active member of The National
Leaders of Governance and has assisted 43 schools
across three counties, passing on her wisdom, much
of it gained at Deer Park.
Linda has attended countless events at the school,
but remembers the 50th anniversary very fondly,
meeting up with past pupils and friends.
When asked what she will miss most about Deer
Park, she said, “The family feel of the school, the
pupils, staff and colleagues - in fact all of the people
that make Deer Park a really special place.”
for Year 5
know our group leaders and our class
mates a lot better. Then, at 5 o’clock, we
were introduced to our rooms.
The Year 5s were faced with four main
activities over the three days they were
there, which were: weaselling, caving, high
ropes and the zip-wire over a lake. The
children’s favourite activities were
weaselling and the zip-wire.
We all challenged ourselves on high ropes
and we learnt how to attach a harness.
When Friday came around, everyone was
sad to be leaving, but we all agreed that it
had been a really good time. Year 5s would
all recommend this trip to others.
By Robyn S and Eva G, Year 5
THE annual Easter Bonnet Parade at Deer Park took place on the
last day of term in April. The colourful event saw every child in
the Infants create Easter-themed headgear which they wore in
the parade around the playground and in the assembly that
followed. Winners were chosen by the School Council, although
headteacher Mr Beardall commented: “Really, everyone are
winners as making the bonnets is a lovely activity that parents
and children can come together to complete and have fun with.”
Water polo teams make a splash
A GROUP of Year 5
and 6 pupils went to
Queen’s Park Leisure
Centre to attend a
Both teams played six
games against other
schools. Deer Park had
two teams, A and B,
both containing nine
children with two on
poolside cheering them
on, and seven playing a
match. The games lasted ten minutes each, and were quite tough. Both teams
played very well. B team came fifth with 11 points and received a certificate.
A team came first, winning all of their games with 18 points. As a reward, they
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ATURDAY, 30th March,
dawned warm and
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This year proved very
popular and the permitted
maximum of 120 entries were
all snapped up within a period
of ten days.
The event had a good mix of
club runners - many from North Derbyshire Running Club and
Clowne Road Runners - plus casual runners not attached to clubs,
but still wanting to enjoy a lovely run in the local countryside.
Overall winner was Daniel Preece in a superb time of exactly 30
minutes. Daniel had travelled 160 miles from Hadleigh in Suffolk,
and likes to take part in runs wherever possible when visiting his
brother who lives in our area.
The other real winners were Deerpark School PTA (the school
acts as the race HQ); Wingerworth Scouts and Ashgate Hospice,
who all received donations from race proceeds.
Organisers gave a big thanks to long-term sponsor, Richard
Egerton of Peak Cables, who has been a staunch supporter of The
Wobble for many years.
Also deserving special mention were Deerpark School PTA whose
members manned the school kitchen for refreshments; the
wonderful team of volunteers and Scouts - who marshalled and
helped on the day - plus race adjudicator and timekeeper, Don
Due to the success of this year's run, it is now intended to hold a
sister event - to be named The Wingerworth Hobble - over a similar
course and with a likely date of Saturday, 9th November.
As this will be Remembrance weekend, an additional donation will
be made to the Royal British Legion.
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Pair pedal coast-tocoast
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HEY made it! Trevor and Alison Watson, of Elm Tree Drive,
T Wingerworth, rode their bikes 346 miles in seven days
across Britain, from Whitehaven to Whitley Bay, then back via
Kielder Forest, Scotland and Carlisle.
Trevor said: “The routes have been very challenging in places, the
scenery has been great, the weather has been bloomin' cold most
of the way, but no rain!
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£2,000 boost for new
HE Friends of Wingerworth Parks came second in a Tesco
T Bags competition, when members of the public voted with
blue tokens at local stores, winning £2,000 towards new play
equipment at Chartwell Playing Field.
The Parish Council has also applied for a Leader Grant towards
Phase One of new equipment at the park, which may include a big
wooden climbing frame and ropes for older children, a need
indicated by a survey conducted by the group.
It’s the group’s AGM at 7.30pm on Tuesday, 9th July, and they
are keen for new recruits to join because a few long-standing
members are stepping down this year.
Bowled over with
EMBERS of Wingerworth Bowling Club have had a lifesaving
defibrillator donated to them.
Keir Living, who are overseeing The Avenue housing development,
are behind the gift.
Kier’s living contracts manager, Gareth Wilkes, is shown presenting
the defibrillator to club president, Phil Baker.
Anyone interested in free bowling taster sessions at Wingerworth
should contact the members secretary on 07856752607.
S a developer seeks to build houses on yet another green
field in Wingerworth, there are concerns that the flood of
new homes on the market is affecting the value of older
Planning permission is being sought for 67 homes at the rear of
262 Nethermoor Road, Wingerworth, with the access close to the
Four Lane Ends roundabout on the A61.
The proposal has caused Parish and District Councillor David
Hancock to comment: “It’s just not bearable to watch another
beautiful green field and natural habitat be destroyed.”
At the same time, a debate on local social media was sparked when
a resident said: “It looks as though we are paying the price for the
lack of a Local Plan. The flood of new houses is strangling the
market for the sale of older houses.
“We see that no houses, apart from new build, are being sold. This
is rough on those who need to sell. Perhaps the Government has
been too free with planning permissions. Brownie points for building
houses, I suppose. I wonder what a very wet season will bring to
our local flood plains?”
That led to other expressions of concern including the comment:
“It may be that the Government grant for new houses, i.e. £300,000
purchase, includes £60,000 from the Government and 5% deposit,
sucks young couples in to the trap of unaffordable housing. No such
help for existing homes on sale.”
David Hancock commented: “One of the regular conversations we
were having in Wingerworth during canvassing was the number of
property rich/cash poor older residents, who wanted to downsize,
but couldn’t get buyers for their homes and they were struggling to
“It was actually quite distressing as a number of them were feeling
trapped and couldn’t see a way forward.
“I’ve argued for a long time that it’s not just the volume of
development that’s the problem, but the type of housing. In NE
Derbyshire, we’re awash with family homes and we’re needing a
combination of starter homes, to help young people get a foot on the
housing ladder, and quality retirement homes for those who want to
downsize, which will free-up the family houses.
“The frustration is that we know that NE Derbyshire’s demographic
is aging, but we’re not adapting our planning policies to reflect local
needs; and what’s being built isn’t catering for either the younger or
Wingerworth Parish Council is submitting an objection to the latest
plan, and Tupton Parish Council is expected to follow suit.
Coun Hancock added: “The proposed junction with the A61 is
hazardous. It falls near four major junctions with the A61 (Halcyon
Approach, Curzon Park, Mill Lane and Nottingham Drive) and also
within very close proximity to the Nethermoor Road/Queen Victoria
“Planners are already aware that the proposed Traveller site on
Greenway – on the same stretch of road – was declined last month
by HM Planning Inspector due to concerns regarding highway
safety. Given that rejected site was for four dwellings, it seems
impossible to believe that an application for a further 67 dwellings
could therefore be permissible.”
• Stancliffe Homes are now proposing to build 25 properties,
including three bedroom bungalows, on a site off Nether Close,
Wingerworth. If detailed planning approval is given by NEDDC,
work will start in August, Wingerworth Parish Council was
A representative of the company said it was hoped to use Hockley
Lane to access the site by heavy vehicles “to minimise the disruption
on Nether Close.”
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Come and help us celebrate the
200th anniversary of
Bakewell Agricultural &
Sunday June 30th 2019
at Bakewell Showground
Cattle, sheep, goats & poultry, cookery theatre,
rural craft demonstrations, workshop marquee,
rural games for kids, entertainment & lots more...
Tickets £10, children free
www.bakewellshow.org or 01629 812736
(Please note cash only on the gate)
Free parking on Showground. Paid-for parking (£3 per
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AKEWELL Agricultural and Horticultural Society is turning
back the clock for its bi-centenary. The traditional two-day
show in August is being replaced this year with a one-day, one-off,
event on Sunday, June 30th, celebrating 200 years of Farm to
The date change means the event won’t clash with holidays or
work, making it the perfect day out for the family.
An exciting programme has been arranged to show visitors where
their food comes from. There will be no livestock competitions, but
instead local farmers will bring a variety of different breeds of
cattle, sheep, goats and poultry gathered in the centre ring where
visitors can get up close to see them.
A butcher will demonstrate different cuts of meat and how they
can be used and, in a cookery theatre, local chefs – including the
personal chef of this year’s Society President, the Duchess of
Devonshire - will put on a rolling programme of cookery demos.
In a workshop marquee there will be the chance to learn, among
other things, how to match cheese and beer, about the life of bees
and growing your
In the “How to...”
marquee there will
be demonstrations of
include a heavy horse
‘village’, a display of
vintage tractors and
farm machinery, rural
games, such as welly
wanging run by Young
Farmers, The Ferret
Roadshow and a
A rolling programme of choirs, bands and other entertainers will
entertain visitors in the food courts and there will be trade stands
selling all sorts of different foods, plants and country products.
For more information and tickets (£10, children free) go to
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It’s the great
Children are in charge at Forest School.
They lead activities, are responsible for
their own risks and get wet and dirty
if it is raining. John Winter reports
OREST School pays no heed to the weather,
apart from the fact that rain makes it easier for
the children to make mud pies and mud paint, which
At Hunloke Park Primary School, Wingerworth, Miss
Twigg escorts a group of ten children down a steep slope
into a wooded area, where, one tells me, fairies live.
"Be careful, follow the trail, you know you are
responsible for your own safety," Miss Twigg says.
They all tread carefully.
Amongst the trees there are stumps to walk across,
hoops and ropes to climb through, and a hammock,
which one boy tries to monopolise but not for long,
because Miss Twigg points out quietly, but firmly, that
there is a queue. No-one shouts at Forest School.
Krystal Twigg is a Higher Level teaching assistant at
Hunloke Park, and has been trained in the ethos of
Forest School, a nationwide movement which supports
the development of a relationship between the learner
and the natural world.
Forest School takes place each Friday afternoon, with
the same group of learners, over up to ten weeks.
"You can see their confidence improving, and
relationship building as they go along," said Krystal.
Children obviously delight in using their own mud paint
to daub their names or faces on the trunks of trees, and
take pride in creating mud pies decorated with pine
cones and flowers.
"Does anyone know what this flower is?" asks Krystal,
holding up a dandelion head. "A daffodil," says one child.
"We live in a world of busy lives and technology, and
sometimes children need to explore the outdoors, and
get their hands dirty," explained Krystal. "We like them
to see birds and learn about flowers - as you can see,
one didn't know what a dandelion was. Outdoor
activities help to reduce stress, improve confidence and
focus, and help children to sleep."
Foraging for mud and moss to make their mud pies,
swinging on the ropes, working together to throw a ball
in the air from a blanket; the children have a great time.
And at the end of the session, they enjoy a hot
chocolate and marshmallows as they reflect on the fun
they have had, things they have learned and maybe that
playing outdoors is even better than watching TV or
games on an IPad.
a great time
outdoor life at
Hunloke Park Primary School
Year 5’s Boggle Hole adventure
IN the last week before the Easter
Holidays, children in Year 5 (my class)
were lucky enough to have an amazing
opportunity to visit to Boggle Hole on the
North Yorkshire Coast.
The moment I stepped out of the coach
and received my suitcase, I was hit by the
fresh, salty sea smell. It was lovely! We
had gone to Boggle Hole to learn more
about our coastline, its creatures, its history
and do a bit of smuggling too! - Poppy
Our first activity was the Sea Shore Safari.
We went out onto the amazing beach to
look for sea creatures that inhabit the
British Isles. We found limpet shells,
hermit crabs, anemones, soft swimming
crabs, shrimps and lots of little woodlice
creatures called Sea Slaters. - Kelsea
I managed to lift up a hermit crab and let
it crawl around, it tickled my hand a lot, but
I could handle it! - Caiden
On the second day, we went ‘Walking with
Dinosaurs’ (fossil hunting). We looked
through all the rock pools looking for five
different types of fossils: Ammonites,
Belemnites, Crinoids, Whitby Jet and the
Devils Toe Nail. As a class, we found lots of
these and Mr Smith was very good at this;
he said it was his favourite activity. We
had quite a collection at the end of the
session. - Ella
Our last full day was at Robin Hood’s Bay
on our smugglers walk. We started trekking
up what seemed like a million steps onto
the cliff top and the view was stunning.
Each group was given a bag of sweets to
pass around (we were smuggling). If the
teachers caught us passing them around
they were allowed to take a ‘tax’ and eat
a sweet. My group never got caught!
Whilst we were doing this we learnt
about the smugglers whose used a tunnel
to avoid the soldiers during the 1700s. -
The food at Boggle Hole was amazing. I’d
been looking forward to it for weeks as I
knew we were going to have Cumberland
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excited! The other food was really nice too,
especially the breakfasts. I would highly
recommend them. - Jake
We want to say a huge thank you to the
Staff at Boggle Hole (Zoe and Jane) who
looked after us and the wonderful teachers
who came with us: Mr Smith, Mrs Howie
and Miss Tann. - The children of Y5
IN Reception, we decided to make some fruit kebabs to
enjoy during the lovely weather and to help us practice
cutting things in half. After we had made and eaten them,
we wrote instructions so other people could make them
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You will need:
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2. Choose the fruit you want.
3. Use the knife and cut the fruit in half on the chopping
4. Put the fruit carefully onto the skewer.
5. Eat and enjoy!
AS part of our current Science topic, ‘Animals and their habitats’,
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We had a special visit from Julie, a veterinary nurse from Spire Vets who
showed us how to care for animals.
We worked as Julie’s apprentices to check the bear’s temperature and
operated to mend his poorly leg. We even had to put the bear on a drip!
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Wingerworth Parish Council
FOLLOWING the Parish elections held
on Thursday, 2nd May, the members
of Wingerworth Parish Council are now
as listed below:
Coun Diana Ruff – Chair (HW).
Coun Eric Gilson – Vice-Chair.
Coun Cecilia Harper.
Coun Pat Antcliff (W).
Coun Colin Berry (A).
Coun Kevin Broughton.
Coun Michael Hardman (L).
Coun Anne Knyhynyckyj.
Coun Trevor Collins.
Coun Craig Hodgson.
Coun David Hancock (A).
Coun Pat Coleman.
Coun Helen Nelms.
Coun Ian Eames.
All Wingerworth Ward apart from A-Adlington,
HW-Hardwick Wood, L-Longedge and
W-Woodthorpe. You can find full details, including
contact information on the Council website.
Community Engagement Committee
HE Community Engagement Committee has set a date for the initial meeting of local groups and
T organisations. This is due to take place on 12th June.
This meeting will include an opportunity to discuss how to work together and to prepare a Wingerworth
village calendar of events.
If you are part of a local group and have not been contacted by a member of the Community Engagement
Committee and would like to attend the event, please contact the parish council clerk.
If you have any further ideas for community engagement topics that you would like to share, we would
love to hear from you.
Plan to manage village library
HE parish council has submitted an
T Expression Of Interest to Derbyshire
County Council to run Wingerworth Library
as a Community Managed Library. It is now
waiting for feedback from the County
A number of residents have already ben
contacted who have expressed an interest
in volunteering to work at the library.
If you are interested in supporting this
project, please contact the parish council
Parish Consultation result
HE count for the Parish Consultation took place on Tuesday, 7th
T May, and residents voted in favour of remodelling the existing
The parish council agreed at their meeting on Wednesday, 8th May, to
proceed with the next phase of the project. It is in the process of putting
together a committee to lead on this project.
The parish council will continue to share updates on the council website,
social media pages and on notice boards around the village.
Friends of Wingerworth
Parks – Chartwell Park
HE Friends of Wingerworth Parks are currently applying for grant funding to
install new play equipment on Chartwell Park, further information regarding
this project will be shared once details are available.
If you are interested in finding out more about the group and plans for future
projects, you can visit their Facebook page, or join them at the AGM on Tuesday, 9th
July, at 7:30pm at the Parish Rooms.
Hanging Banks lagoon
INGERWORTH Parish Council is currently in discussions with Bellway
Homes regarding the option to adopt a lagoon on the Hanging Banks site in
The council is seeking advice from North East Derbyshire District Council and
Derbyshire County Council regarding the risks and liabilities of taking responsibility of
such an asset, particularly as the site has had previous instances of flooding.
Derbyshire County Council has made every effort to mitigate the flooding situation, but
this is only a temporary arrangement, and further permanent proposals will be required
from the developer.
query new ward
HE parish council
communications from a
number of residents
regarding the Notice of
Elections and the new
These have been passed on
to the Elections Team at
North East Derbyshire
District Council who have
advised that it would be
beneficial if any other
electors contacted them
directly so they can check
individual cases on their
You can email the team
Wingerworth Parish Council
Pictures from the 2019 Wingerworth Fun Day,
including Lee Rowley MP judging the Fun Dog Show
for your diary
5th June – Parish Council
meeting at the Parish Hall, 7pm.
12th June – Community
Engagement meeting at the
Parish Hall, 7:30pm.
3rd July – Parish Council
meeting at the Parish Hall, 7pm.
9th July – Friends of
Wingerworth Parks AGM at the
Parish Hall, 7:30pm.
3rd July – Wingerworth Well
Competition and Alternative
INGERWORTH Parish Council usually meets on the first Wednesday of
each month at the Parish Hall. Meetings commence at 7pm when
members of the public are welcome to attend.
A ten-minute session will be held near the start of each meeting for public participation. To contact
the Parish Council, telephone Charlotte Taylor, Clerk to the Council, on 07834 390171, or write to her
at: 36 Hawksley Avenue, Chesterfield, S40 4TW. You can also email her at wingpc@ aol.com
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ERHAPS we take trees for
granted. Until we lose them.
David Adams feared for the future of a
huge oak standing majestically in a
nearby garden, but by the time action
was taken to preserve it, the tree had
Now he is asking residents to consider
how the village would look without
trees, suggesting that in some cases
they might want to get a Tree
Preservation Order imposed to protect
"It was a beautiful tree, 9ft in girth
and probably over 100 years old, but it
was gone in just a few hours," he said.
David, of Central Drive, Wingerworth,
became concerned about the tree when the garden and the empty
bungalow were sold.
"I had no idea how to go about protecting it, so I looked on line and
then contacted NE Derbyshire District Council planning department,"
"I had no trouble getting together a petition of about 40 residents,
and the district council started to go through the legal process of
imposing a Tree Preservation Order."
The council approved and the Parks Department inspected the tree
and determined that it was not diseased and should be preserved,
but before the Order was issued a tree surgeon arrived and cut it
down, even though, says David, he was told an Order was pending.
"The council official told me he had never known a tree surgeon to
carry on cutting a tree down when they knew a TPO was in the
pipeline," said David.
He is aware that some trees may need removing if they are
diseased or dangerous, as, indeed, one diseased tree was removed
from the same garden.
David suggests residents look around them and consider if
particular trees need preserving. They can apply for a TPO
irrespective of whether they own the property where the tree is
"I have a map of the village in 1843 and there are trees in the area
where this one grew, and a lot more in the village than there are
now. Trees are part of the fabric of our village, which we need to
preserve for future generations. If you don't have trees, it becomes
a nondescript, boring area," he said.
If you would like to learn more about the TPO process, email David
A NE Derbyshire District Council spokesperson said: “The request
needs to be in writing and sent to: Adrian Kirkham, Planning
Manager (Development Management), NE Derbyshire District
Council, 2013 Mill Lane, Wingerworth, Chesterfield, S42 6NG. They
need to set out the tree/trees that they refer to and the reason why
they believe the tree(s) need protection.”
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THIS term, pupils from Y1-Y6 at Ashover Primary School all took
part in an engineering competition.
We had several visitors in school who work in the world of
engineering to inspire the children into working in this field.
Children then discussed everyday problems and tried to design
something that solved their identified problem. We were amazed at
how inventive and creative our pupils are and wish them well in the
THE School Council had the difficult job of auditioning our pupils
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Twenty acts made it through to the final where our winners were
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gymnastics and piano playing.
All those who entered won a chocolate lolly and the top three
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amazed us with your hidden talents!
FOLLOWING staff first aid training, we decided that we would like
to install a defibrillator.
We are thrilled that we now have a defibrillator sited in the front
of the school building. It is accessible to the public in the event
that they may need to use it in an emergency.
Many thanks to Ashover Juniors and the Medical Centre for their
contribution to the cost of this.
E-safety film success
EACH class has learnt about the safe use of the internet this term
and have worked together to create a short film clip which has
been entered into a Tupton Cluster competition. The finalists
visited Dunston Innovation Centre and our Year 6 pupils won.
Internet Safety is an ongoing threat to our pupils and we are
proud of how they are so aware of potential dangers.
THE Reception Class took delivery of an incubator and some
fertilized eggs. Over the course of three weeks, children were very
excited to observe the eggs hatch and see the new arrivals grow.
Children helped to take great care of them and they were safely
returned to the farm to allow them to continue to grow.
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