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Updated: Oct 21, 2021

CAP Money Course

Would you like to feel more in control of your finances? Good news…the CAP Moneycourse is back.

The CAP Money Course designed by Christians Against Poverty is a free money management course that teaches people budgeting skills and a simple, cash-based system. It will help anyone to get more in control of their finances, so they can budget, save and spend better.

The course does not offer financial advice or recommend financial products. We fully respect your right to privacy and confidentiality and you will be under no pressure whatsoever to reveal personal financial information.

The CAP Money course really works. It is not just for people who are in debt (a common misconception) but is for anyone, whatever their income, who would like to get better control of their money. Even people who are doing okay with their finances find the CAP system releases more to spend, save or give away.

The course runs over three sessions and involves watching video clips, doing simple fun activities and sharing money wisdom together. You will receive a delegate workbook and if you have access to a computer or iPad at home, the software package, provided free of charge, is a great tool to help you budget easily and effectively

The course is completely free.

If you would like to come along to the next course it will be at 7.30pm on Mondays 8th, 15th and 22nd November and will be in the Lounge at Walton Church, Moorland View Rd, (beside the ‘One Stop’ shop) Walton, Chesterfield. S40 3DD. To benefit from the course, all three sessions should be attended. Sessions start at 7.30pm and finish at 9.15pm with coffee and cake break at half time!

To find out more visit

You can also register online at or call or text Tim Soar on 07856 417740.


Beer Festival

18 to 21 November: The Rose & Crown, Brampton

The Rose & Crown will be hosting a Beer Festival running from Thursday 18 until Sunday 21 November. Please make a date in your diaries and call down for a Festival Ale.

The Rose & Crown will also be starting up its popular Jazz Music afternoons - the first one being on Sunday 10 October and then going forward every second Sunday of the month the music starts at 4pm.

All three of their pubs, The Rose & Crown, The Tramway Tavern and The Glassworks are now starting to host events once more with quiz nights, music events and more happening.

Please keep your eye on each Pub's Social Media feeds for the latest information & details.


Chesterfield FC Women

Kicking Off 21/22

Chesterfield FC Women have kicked off the 2021/22 season and have started strong. The score sheet so far is very impressive with four wins from five games.Mansfield Town - lost 1-0, Leicester City - won 9-0, Lincoln United - won 2-1, Loughborough - won 4-2, Grimsby (FA Cup) - won 3-1.

They have also recently launched their new 30 year anniversary kits, which have received an overwhelming response from Women’s and Men’s supporters. Shirts are now on sale and can be preordered from the website below.


Friends of Whitecotes Playing Field

The Friends of Whitecotes Playing Field group was set up with the aim of securing the long-term future of the field, improving facilities for all, protecting wildlife there, and preserving the countryside feel of the place when its future was in doubt with the possibility of a housing development.

Their first Annual General Meeting took place on the 1 August 2016 since then funding has been secured totalling approximately £85,000 from a variety of sources which has enabled a multitude of improvements:

  • New Tarmac paths

  • A drainage system has been installed to eliminate the boggy areas.

  • The old play area has had a new wet pour surface laid along with several new items of play equipment

  • A further play area has been created with multi age use equipment

  • A mini goal has been sited on the top part of the field and on the bottom area, five-a-side goal posts, along with a tarmac area with a basketball cum football goal.

There are benches dotted all around the area some placed to enjoy the far-reaching views.

Disabled entrances have also been installed

Why not come along to enjoy this wonderful haven and if you would like to be involved with the continuing process of preserving and improving one of our fantastic green spaces, contact them on:

We would also love to hear your views on the possible creation of an outdoor gym, please email them your thoughts.


Discover Chesterfield’s Black History at the Museum

Chesterfield Museum and Chesterfield African Caribbean Community Association (ACCA) have joined up to launch an exhibition that helps us learn about the history and experiences of Chesterfield’s black community.

The exhibition celebrates the Black History Month, telling the story of Chesterfield’s Windrush Generation. It highlights the challenges they faced establishing new lives in town and how they overcame them, also giving space to our town's younger generations experiences.

The exhibition includes powerful video interviews with members of the community who share their memories and experiences. On display will be personal items and memorabilia as well as special awards received.

Councillor Lud Ramsey, (Spire Ward DCC) the Chair of ACCA said: “Local history is an important subject that should always be explored and studied. However, some bits of history always seem to be left out or forgotten.

“ACCA and Chesterfield Museum have worked together to inform the public about the contribution the black community has made to Chesterfield.

“Our exhibition will be displayed at the museum during Black History Month to enhance everyone's knowledge about some of the experiences and stories of the black community in our town as well as highlighting their positive achievements and contributions.”

Councillor Kate Sarvent, cabinet member for town centre and visitor economy, said: “It’s important that we use our museum to help people learn about our history and we should not exclude any part. This important exhibition presents lots to learn and understand.”

The exhibition is on until 15 January 2022 and the museum is open Mon and Thu to Sat from 10am to 4pm. Entry is free but donations are welcome.

Pictured is Lud Ramsey, Melissa Redhead, Reuben Redhead, Cllr Kate Sarvent & Anne-Frances Hayes.


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