Security Marking at Carsington

Cyclists and Land Rover owners are being encouraged to get their security into gear at an upcoming crime prevention and property marking drive.

Officers from the Wirksworth and Ashbourne Safer Neighbourhood Team are joining up to host a security marking initiative at Carsington Water on Sunday, May 31.

Safer Neighbourhood officers will be on hand between 9am and 3pm to security mark vehicles and bikes for free with SmartWater kits.

SmartWater is a forensic based security marking fluid that can be used on property from bikes, electrical items and jewellery to help deter criminals. Marking items with security kits such as SmartWater can improve the chances of police returning any items if they are stolen and recovered.

The policing team will also be on hand to chat to people about the steps that they can take to better protect their valuables from criminals.

To speak to your local Safer Neighbourhood team call 101, the non-emergency number for Derbyshire police. 

Bin Collection Next Week

DDDC have reminded us that due to the Bank Holiday on Monday, next week’s bin collection will take place one day later than usual.

Rural Crime Survey

The National Rural Crime Network have commissioned the biggest ever survey to uncover the true impact of rural crime.
 The survey, which runs for five weeks, offers the chance for people living or working in rural areas of Derbyshire to give their views in a national survey about crime and policing in the countryside, and it has been welcomed and promoted by the county’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Alan Charles.

With wildlife crime high on the Commissioner’s agenda, he’s encouraging people to fill in the survey which was launched on Wednesday, May 20.

The survey is the largest ever to delve into crime and anti-social behaviour in rural areas as well as on farms.

It will be open until Wednesday, June 24.

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A Winning Week


We were playing two really good teams this week, both ahead of us in the leagues, but we came through with flying colours.

Matlock Tuesday bowls league.
Home – Bakewell – 19 May – 6.30pm.

Bakewell were a few points ahead of us in the league, they were fourth and we were fifth. It did not auger well when Dot H and Val K lost the first game. Pat B and Sue A played superbly to beat their best pair 21 – 17, what a score. This was followed by an equally good win by Clara E and Harry B and by the same margin, 21 – 17. This left Rick M and Tony A to make up the points we were still down and to cap it all Rick had left his woods at home. Edith R lent Rick her woods and as you know our Edith has laser guided bowls. All Rick had to do was to drop them on the green and they roll down next to the jack. (I wish I could train my woods to do the same. It could be something to do with skill, but not a lot!!) They worked their magic a treat Rick and Tony winning 21 – 4. This gave us an overall score of Parwich 71, Bakewell 59. These extra points should take us above them in the league. Tricky game next week though.

  • Next match- Away – Matlock Golf Club – 26 May – 6.30pm

Matlock Thursday Friendly League.
Howe – Matlock Golf Club – 21 May – 1.45pm.

Last week we were struggling greatly to get a full team, this week three people sat on the sidelines; however the result for those who played was very satisfying. Matlock are well ahead of us in the league in third place so we needed to play well, and well we did play. Our doubles pairs carried on the good work from last week with Audrey and Harry B the pick of the bunch winning 21 – 9. The score after the three doubles was Parwich 59, Golf Club 47.
In the singles we won 4 out of the six games. The pick of the wins were Dawn A and John B winning 15 – 6 and 15 – 5 respectively. This gave us a score of 77 – 60 and an overall win 136 – 107. This will not let us overtake Matlock, but we will obviously be that much closer.

  • Next match – Away – Wirksworth B – 28 May – 1.45pm.

This Sunday there has been a change of plan and we are playing the open singles. 2.00pm start come and watch and have a cup of tea and a piece of cake. Guarantee it will be good.

John B.

Nominations have to be hand delivered to the Town Hall in Matlock by

4pm today, Thursday 21 May 2015

Click here for more information.

June Diary Events

We are updating the Diary page this Bank holiday weekend, so if you have any Alsop, Ballidon, Parwich or Pikehall events (June and July) that you want to go in the Diary in time to be included in the Peak Five Churches Magazine’s June issue, please send them in by Monday evening (25th May).

Including our Diary in the Church magazine is important as it helps you reach some of those who are not on-line.

Please send Diary information to or give it to me (Peter T tel. 287).

Thank you, Peter


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