Archive for February, 2011

On page six of the Spring 2011 edition of “Dales Matters” (which is the magazine that is distributed to all households served by Derbyshire Dales District Council), there is a feature on last year’s opening of Parwich Memorial Hall. The construction project was awarded £2000 of financial support by DDDC’s Community Fund, which went towards the insulation of the hall’s exterior walls.

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Properties for sale or rent

IMPORTANT: These details have been updated elsewhere. Please click here for our most recent property round-up.

Pikehall Lane
Pikehall Farm

The list will be updated again next month. Until then, you will be able to find it on the INFO page, and in the ELSEWHERE ON PARWICH.ORG section on the right hand side of this page.

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Royal Wedding: Friday April 29th

PARWICH.ORG is delighted to hear that the Carnival and Recreation Committee are planning a village celebration of the forthcoming Royal Wedding. If you have any ideas for activities, the committee would be pleased to hear from you. Alternatively, feel free to drop the blog team an email at the usual address, and we will make sure that it is quickly passed on.

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We have received the following from Paul and Jacqui:

Firstly Paul and I would like to thank you for all your letters of support for our appeal regarding the Purchase of 9, Sycamore Cottages. Some of you were aware the Derbyshire Dales District Council meeting was taking place on the 17th Feb 2011; unfortunately the Council have decided we do not comply with the Covenant and therefore will not allow the purchase of the property.

Paul and I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Jane Harris for all her support and care with helping us try to purchase this house.

Once again ‘Thank You’.

Kind regards

Paul and Jacqui Jesson

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Maisie’s New Puppies

Two weeks ago, Jill L’s border terrier Maisie gave birth to six of the cutest puppies you ever did see.

There are 4 boys and 2 girls in the litter. Two of them are Blue and Tans whilst the others are Red Grizzles. All six puppies are healthy and are doing very well.

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Weather stats: Feb 20th to Feb 26th

Here are last week’s readings:

 

Rainfall

in mm

Pressure

in Mb am

Pressure

in Mb pm

Temperature in ºC

Max

Min

Sun 20

0.0

1016.0

1015.7

3.4

2.2

Mon 21

2.5

1013.5

1014.4

4.1

1.1

Tue 22

0.4

1015.2

1016.4

6.4

2.3

Wed 23

2.6

1014.2

1013.6

10.4

4.2

Thu 24

0.0

1018.1

1020.9

13.4

6.4

Fri 25

6.2

1019.0

1017.9

12.1

7.2

Sat 26

6.6

1011.6

1016.6

9.2

4.8

Total

17.9

 

Average

8.43

4.03

Our weatherman on the hill says:

Another cloudy, cool, mainly dry, week to come with the possibility of a slight frost midweek, and there may be a little sun on Thursday.

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What’s on Where this Week

What’s on Where this Week
Day Time Event Location
Sunday 9.30am Holy Communion Parwich Church
Sunday 11.15am Mattins Alsop Church
Sunday 2.30pm Methodist Service Parwich Church
Sunday Deadline for entries:
Parwich Portrait Photography Exhibition
Monday 8.45am Half-term ends
PTA meeting
Primary School
Wednesday 2pm Pilates for the Over 60s Memorial Hall
Wednesday 6.30pm
7.30pm
Pilates followed by
Pilates for the Youth
Memorial Hall
Thursday 6pm Circuit Training Memorial Hall
Saturday 9-10.45am Saturday Morning Bulk Rubbish Collection Parwich
Sunday 11.00am Mattins Parwich Church

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Next Saturday is the bulk rubbish collection; the dustcart picks up at various points in the village.   Remember if you leave rubbish to be removed, you must be in attendance when the wagon comes and load your rubbish, yourself.  Don’t lose it, use it – even if you only have a small amount to get rid of.

Sycamore Cottages                       0900 – 0920
Village Green                                 0925 – 0945
By old shop, village top                 0950 – 1010
Croft Avenue                                 1015 – 1045

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The curlews are back

Thank you JF-S for this long range shot.

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2011 Census

A census is a count of the population. We have had one in the UK every ten years to find out more about who we are as a nation. We ask everyone to tell us a bit about themselves to help census users decide how best to plan and deliver the everyday services we all need – like housing, education, healthcare and transport.

Census day is Sunday 27 March 2011 and you will receive your questionnaire in the middle of March. You will need to complete your questionnaire on or around this date so that we can take a snapshot of the population as it stands on one day – to give a consistent picture for the whole country.

The answers you give should be about the people living or staying with you on that day, even if you fill in your questionnaire before, on, or after 27 March 2011. You will need to complete it online, or fill in the paper questionnaire and send it back as soon as you have completed it.

If you have not returned your questionnaire by 6 April, a census collector will call after that date to offer any help you need.

You are required by law to complete the census. Personal information from the census is not released for 100 years.

For information on the 2011 census contact Chris Watson, Area Manager on 07801331345 or email on E107@census.gov.uk

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A message from Hayley Powell of Forever Forged

Hello all!  I have some great news!  I have a new forge!
It’s at Claymills Victorian Pumping station, Burton.  
The Museum has many amazing steam engines including 2 beam engines which over special weekends are all in steam, please check their website for details of next steam weekend.
 
This weekend I shall be celebrating my move.  This will include various activities, demonstrations, discounted prices, etc.  It is guaranteed to be a fun weekend for all.
 
I very much look forward to hearing from you and seeing you there!

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Enjoyment


Another ornithological study from the lens of JF-S.

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Date for your diaries – A52s

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Found – Silver Ring

Josh & Dan have found a silver ring, buried about 4″ under the soil up near the millenium tree, opposite Gardeners Cottage.  The silver band is about 1/4 ” wide with a pattern on it.  If anyone knows who it may belong to please ring 727, so it can be returned to its rightful owner.

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TV Digital Switchover

The TV Digital Switchover in Parwich is due on 17th August 2011

This means in order to watch TV from this date you would need either:

  • A Freeview set top box (they start from £20) and possibly a new aerial + your old telly
  • Or a TV with Freeview built in
  • Or a satellite dish + a Sky Freesat box or Skybox (£150+, or a subscription) + your old telly.

To receive High Definition (HD) TV, you would need a TV that is HD ready + a HD set top box.

For further information click on

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Readers of PARWICH.ORG may be interested in the appointment of Julian Marsh as Professor of Architecture at Sheffield Hallam University.

Working two days a week, he will be responsible for research into sustainable architecture. He will continue in practice in Nottingham.

Julian was responsible for designing the exterior elevations of Parwich Memorial Hall and the refurbishment of the Paxton Theatre within the Pavilion Gardens in Buxton.

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In an article in the Property section of The Times on Friday February 18th (“Community websites give the info you need on your neighbourhood”), PARWICH.ORG was cited as an example of a successful “hyperlocal” blog. If you are a paid subscriber to The Times, you can read the article by clicking here.

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Weather stats: Feb 13th to Feb 19th

Here are last week’s readings:

Rainfall

in mm

Pressure

in Mb am

Pressure

in Mb pm

Temperature in ºC

Max

Min

Sun 13

9.4

1002.3

999.0

7.6

1.1

Mon 14

0.9

1006.6

1001.6

7.4

2.3

Tue 15

7.6

997.0

992.7

4.8

0.3

Wed 16

0.0

998.0

1002.0

6.9

1.9

Thu 17

0.4

1008.6

1012.3

6.0

3.0

Fri 18

0.0

1013.3

1013.5

4.4

2.7

Sat 19

10.8

1012.8

1013.7

3.4

0.4

Total

29.1

Average

5.79

1.68

Our weatherman on the hill says:

A cool cloudy start to the week with some rain or sleet possible. Temperatures 3C to 5C to begin the week and then climbing to 10C to 13C from Wednesday onwards.

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School newsletter 20

Apologies for the delay in posting this newsletter. Please click to enlarge.

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What’s on Where this Week

What’s on Where this Week
Date Time Event Location
Sun 20th 10.00am Morning Worship with Sunday School Parwich Church
Sun 20th 11.15am Holy Communion Alsop Church
Mon 21st Half Term Week
Mon 21st 8am – 6pm Interruption to water supply Parwich
Wed 23rd 6.30pm
7.30pm
Pilates followed by
Pilates for the Youth
Memorial Hall
Thu 24th 6pm Circuit Training Memorial Hall
Fri 25th 8.30pm Music: Higherground The Sycamore
Sun 27th 9.30am Holy Communion Parwich Church
Sun 27th 11.15am Mattins Alsop Church
Sun 27th 2.30pm Methodist Service Parwich Church
Sun 27th   Deadline for entries:
Parwich Portrait Photography Exhibition
 

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Buckets Back Out Time!

Just a quick reminder that we are expecting Severn Trent Water to interrupt the water supply on Monday 21st February from 8am to 6pm.

Many years ago, Parwich people must have bathed in the pond. See you down there!

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St Patrick’s Day at The Sycamore

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Suspicious van

A resident in Parwich contacted police last night, 14th February, to report a suspicious white van driving around the village several times. Some youths got out of the van and walked up to a house window but were disturbed by the occupant and drove off at speed. No details of the van taken, except being described as a minibus shaped van. Officers attended but the vehicle had left the area. Incident number: 19 of 15.2.11

Please continue to be vigilant and contact the police with any information on 0345 123 33 33.

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Live music at The Sycamore

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Film Night on Friday

Parwich Film is proud to present the return of Nanny McPhee, showing in the warm and comfortable Parwich Memorial Hall on Friday 18th February at 7.45pm. Certificate U.

Special hi-fi headphones are available for those with hearing difficulties (please ask).

Hugely entertaining, pleasingly old-fashioned family fantasy with lively direction, an emotionally engaging script and strong performances from the entire cast

A beautiful, charming film, with wonderful performances from Emma Thompson, Maggie Smith and Ralph Fiennes

Click on the following for more information:

Trailer. Wikipedia. Telegraph review. Viewlondon review.

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Weather stats: Feb 6th to Feb 12th

Here are last week’s readings:

Rainfall

in mm

Pressure

in Mb am

Pressure

in Mb pm

Temperature in ºC

Max

Min

Sun 6th

3.9

1010.5

1011.2

11.3

8.9

Mon 7th

0.4

1005.9

1014.2

11.4

7.7

Tue 8th

0.0

1020.2

1019.8

11.4

-1.0

Wed 9th

0.9

1017.0

1014.4

9.6

2.7

Thu 10th

3.1

1011.7

1012.4

9.0

6.5

Fri 11th

3.1

1011.4

1011.4

9.7

4.8

Sat 12th

1.8

1011.5

1010.4

10.7

5.7

Total

13.2

Average

10.35

5.05

Our weatherman on the hill says:

Looks like another cloudy week to come with some rain, a light frost overnight on occasions, and Monday being the best day.

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Tennis Club Committee Meeting

The Tennis Club Committee meeting will take place on Tuesday 15th February in the Memorial Hall starting at 8pm.

All are welcome.

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You Can Put Your Buckets Away!

We have confirmed with Severn Trent Water that the village water supply will NOT be interrupted on Monday 14th February and is now replanned for Monday 21st February.

The reason for the change is to enable Parwich Primary School to stay open. The rescheduled date falls in half term.

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What’s on Where this Week

What’s on Where this Week
Date Time Event Location
Sun 13th 9.30am Holy Communion Parwich Church
Sun 13th 11.15am Holy Communion Alsop Church
Sun 13th 2.30pm Methodist Service Parwich Church
Tue 15th 8pm Tennis Club Committee Meeting Memorial Hall
Wed 16th 2pm Pilates for the Over 60s Memorial Hall
Wed 16th 6.30pm
7.30pm
CANCELLED: Pilates followed by
Pilates for the Youth
Memorial Hall
Thu 17th 3pm School Celebration Assembly Memorial Hall
Thu 17th 6pm Circuit Training Memorial Hall
Fri 18th   School half-term starts  
Fri 18th 7.45pm Film Night Memorial Hall
Sat 19th 7.45-8.30am Saturday Morning Bulk Rubbish Collection Alsop
Sun 20th 10.00am Morning Worship with Sunday School Parwich Church
Sun 20th 11.15am Holy Communion Alsop Church

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Waiting for spring

A Winter greenhouse – John F-S.

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Live at the Legion tonight!

Singer Vicki Lambert is a regular visitor to Parwich, so this should be an entertaining evening.

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Lewis Noble featured in The Week magazine

Renowned local artist Lewis Noble is featured in the latest publication of The Week Magazine.

The article can be found on page 27. The magazine highlights Lewis’s exhibition currently running at The Hart Gallery in London.

In works such as Cloud Shadow Falling Across Fields, Dovedale Wind or Looking Down From Coverack Point, Noble gives a vivid sense of weather: scudding clouds, waves crawling over rocks far below – and, above all, of huge skies with clouds that share equal significance with the rough landscape.

Cloud Shadow Falling Across Fields

The exhibition runs until 2nd March.

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School newsletter 19

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Hens for Sale

For Sale:

3 Pure bred marans (point-of-lay pullets) – £15 each

5 Indian Game crosses (point-of-lay pullets) – £10 each

Please call 390286 if you are interested.

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Janet has sent us the following message:

Higherground (Phil & Kim) will be singing at the Sycamore on Friday February 25th

They’ll be starting at 8.30pm.

Everyone Welcome!!!

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School IS open on Monday Feb 14.

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Burglary at Bradbourne

Between 7-10th February a burglary has taken place at a property in Mill Lane, Bradbourne.

Any witnesses or anyone with information should call 0345 123 33 33, quoting crime number: 7350/11.

Please be extra vigilant and report any suspicious activity to Derbyshire police.

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If you find climbing the hills of Parwich a trifle arduous, fear not! A brand new transportation service has just arrived in the village. The Mike and Sue ‘willow litter’ will be making circuits every 15 minutes around the most popular points in Parwich. Flag them down and take a seat on top of the sticks! Stops include The Sycamore, The Green, The Legion, The Sycamore, The Shop, The Legion and The Sycamore.

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Many thanks to J F-S for capturing the first shots of this crack transportation team!

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Parwich sunrise

Taken by JF-S on February 2nd 2011. Please click to enlarge.

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