Local company, Steel Line, have launched a new micro-site to promote their new stainless steel street furniture products.
Fed up with your fridge? Weary of your washing machine? Are you thinking of making a change?
If you are planning to replace any large, working household appliances then why not donate them to a good cause.
Instead of sending good quality items to be recycled, give them to your local furniture reuse project who will give them a new lease of life.
Derbyshire County Council is teaming up with Chesterfield’s YMCA New2u furniture project to hold a household electricals collection event on Saturday September 29 from 9am to 3pm.
They are encouraging people to bring along their old but working white goods like washing machines, fridges, freezers and microwaves.
They also would welcome any smaller, reusable electrical items such as hairdryers, CD players and laptops.
New2u staff will test all donated appliances before selling them on to low income households meaning that your old items will get a whole new lease of life.
You also have the chance to enter into a prize draw to win £50 of shopping vouchers if you donate your electrical items.
If you are unable to bring bulky items to the collection event and you live within 10 miles of Chesterfield, New2u offers a free home collection service.
Call 07547 919803 and they will arrange a suitable time and date to collect your large item. Quote “Derbyshire County Council” when calling to be entered into the free prize draw.
The collection event is on Saturday 29 September from 9am to 3pm at New2u, Units 42-43, Station Lane Industrial Estate, Station Lane, Old Whittington, Chesterfield S41 9QX.
Entry to the free prize draw closes on Friday October 26th 2012.
Chesterfield was on fine form on Friday as the Olympic Torch Relay hit town. Young and old lined the route to have this once-in-a-lifetime experience as the cavalcade passed by – music blaring and the crowd cheering.
Then, five minutes later, it was gone. But the atmosphere was still electric as the crowds moved away and the town returned to normal.
A new website for Old Chesterfield Photos has been launched this week – have a look at the brilliant photographs from 1880s through to the 1970s.
There is a new website for folks interested in Genealogy.
If you are from Chesterfield, or are looking for people from Chesterfield, this might be of great help.
According to an independent audit of the first two years of Cameron’s Big Society initiative, savage cuts to grassroots voluntary groups, and a collapse in trust, is undermining the future of the PM’s big idea.
His big idea is to do away with help to those who need it most and get others to do the work out of some sort of civic duty. Unfortunately the small amount of money involved has also been hit by his and Osborne’s massive cuts.
At its Downing Street launch in 2010 Cameron said he hoped would be “one of the great legacies” of his government. And it might be. A legacy of a failed government that further split that gap between the haves and the have nots.
In his dreams the savings from this initiative would help reduce the UK debt, but by how little and at what cost is now becoming apparent.
Read the whole story here.
They drag you down to their level… Then, they’ll beat you with experience. -Jack Coleman-Levy,
Just read two articles about Amazon. The first explains how the UKs biggest book shop pays no tax by having the company registered in Luxembourg and classifying is UK operations as just some kind of delivery service…
The second was a piece by Tim Waterstone saying how Amazon is killing the UK book market for normal retailers.
Now I know that sales via the web will only increase and the days of real shops are numbered, but surely if residents of the UK are buying books from Amazon – many, many millions of pounds worth, Amazon should pay some sort of tax. But typically all big business thinks about is maximising profits and, in effect, punishing the ordinary person in the UK that is suffering at the moment, by tax evasion.
The whole situation – and where it leads seriously needs looking at.
My prediction is within 10 years folks just won’t have any real disposable income. We will all work or starve as the big corporations wield every aspect of financial control. Anyone disagreeing with this situation will be extradited to the US to languish in pre-trial isolation for being a “terrorist”.
Playing Bogart – Any Trouble
Blues win Johnsons Paint Trophy at Wembley!
Over 17,000 fans descended on the capital to watch Town, who are struggling to avoid relegation, win in a much-needed boost to stop the flagging spirits.
After many months of restoration, Chatsworth House has reopened its doors to the public.
The £14m Masterplan included cleaning the stonework, repairing carvings and 24-carat gold gilding.
All the new stone used to repair the house comes from the same quarry that provided the stone to build Chatsworth in the 1820s, when the house was remodelled by the 6th Duke of Devonshire.
The Duke of Devonshire said: “It’s absolutely wonderful to see the house as it must have looked to my ancestors. It has always been a thrilling moment to see the house come into view as you drive across the park and now that view has been made even more magical. With the years of blackened grime now removed from the stone, it looks truly magnificent and I’m delighted that it has been preserved for many future generations of visitors to enjoy.”
You Can Keep Your Hat On – Joe Cocker
A new Chesterfield forum has been launched – chesterfieldonline.org – with a view to provide free discussion on all matters Chesterfield, without the heavy-handed moderation of some other Chesterfield forums.
If you live in, or have any association with, Chesterfield and like to keep up to date with all the stories, news and gossip, give it a try.
Young people, along with the elderly, are probably one of the most vulnerable groups in society today, and they look to be taking another battering as Derbyshire Council announce that youth clubs across the county may be axed to save money.
A Chesterfield man has been charged with murder following the death of a local woman on Thursday.
Chesterfield is to be one of the 1,018 locations that the 2012 Olympic torch will pass on its way to the games in 2012.
The torch will pass through Chesterfield on Friday 29th June. The street by street detail of the route will be confirmed next year.
19 criminals who had evaded the police were finally brought to task in a “sting” by Chesterfield Police.
The criminals received letters from a supposed marketing company, telling them they had won a case of free beer. But when they rang the company they were put through to a special line at Chesterfield Police Station where officers arranged to drop the beer off.
But instead of partying, they were arrested and taken into custody.
Read the story here
The new Chatsworth Road Festival will run from 1st to 9th October. Continue reading Chatsworth Road Festival
News is out that Elton John is to play the Whitt Moor stadium in June next year.
Chesterfield FC Chairman Barrie Hubbard said, “This is not only a big first for Chesterfield Football Club but is a first for the town as well. Our new B2net Stadium is really living up to its billing as North Derbyshire’s premier entertainment venue and we are absolutely delighted that Elton John has agreed to include it as part of his World tour.
Read the full story here
After three nights of rioting, burning and looting, locals form a “clean-up army” – showing the true spirit of the British people.
All around the world the media is awash with images and stories of rioting and looting, like this image of a carpet shop in flames in Tottenham last Saturday night.
Thousands of hooded and masked rioters pelted police officers with bricks and bottles, looted shops and set fire to cars, shops and businesses.
But the true spirit of the UK shone through this morning as residents, anxious to confront the situation, took to the streets with brushes and shovels to clean up the damage of three nights of riots.
It’s hard not to use the old cliche “The Spirit of the Blitz” because that was what it was – men women and children of all ages and ethnicity gathered in force to try and return their streets to some semblance of normality.
The Sunday newspapers are all over Metropolitan Police Commissioner, Sir Paul Stephenson and Rebekah Brooks, currently under arrest – one has to ask “Where will it end?”
What is increasingly becoming clear is how our top politicians have been in bed with this dodgy lot over the years – and specifically, and more recently, how close are Rebekah Brooks and Prime Minister David Cameron?
And what of Jeremy Hunt and his little meetings with News International staff?
Talk about the circles you move in!
Glorious sunny weather and the exposure of a sordid little story starring Rupert Murdoch, the Conservative party and the Metropolitan police.
It’s the last chance for Chesterfield FC season ticket holders to get their loyalty cards for the new season. Continue reading Loyalty Cards for Chesterfield FC
Seems the whole world wants to know my business – to their detriment in this case.
I just saw a leather and chrome armchair that would look jolly nice in my office and decided to treat myself. It had a normal price of over a grand, but by pre-ordering it at made.com it could be had for £249.
Unfortunately I couldn’t order it without giving them my mobile number – and I’m guessing that I would be plagued with special offers forever.
So sod you made.com, Ill pass on that thanks.
News today on the council’s website that two local projects have reached the finals of the Regeneration and Renewal Awards.
The A61/River Rother Corridor/Canal development will be a massive boost for residents, visitors and businesses with plans for housing, offices shops, a revamped canal basin, etc.
The second project is the development of the old Dema Glass site that houses the new Whitt Moor football stadium, Tesco’s new superstore and the amazing Casa hotel.
That way, when you criticise them, you’re a mile way and you have their shoes.
Once again the US appear to be trying to extradite a British citizen to face charges for something that is not a crime in the UK.
Politicians are like diapers. They both need changing regularly and for the same reason.
“The beauty of leaving things till the last minute is it only takes one minute to complete them.”
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning.
The brain is a wonderful organ. It starts working the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until you get into the office.
Dear Mr Clegg
Thanks so much for screwing up so badly – as a result we now have a Labour controlled council again.
Shame about the AV vote though, I actually agreed with you on that – hey ho…
“Owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are god. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realize that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they draw the conclusion that they are gods.”
“If you think a weakness can be turned into a strength….
I hate to tell you this, but that’s another weakness”
Jack Handey Continue reading Weakness
Our sister site (the one that pays the bills) has had a complete make-over. The new Search Engine Serious website was launched on Saturday with a shift of emphasis towards the local market. Continue reading Search Engine Serious Gets Makeover
Chesterfield Borough Council have received a planning application for the old football ground on Saltergate.
Smells Like Team Spirit – Nirvana
Baker Street – Gerry Rafferty
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