Blue and green bins Wednesday

Plus food caddy

Legion Bingo Night

Parwich Cricket Club

Parwich Cricket Club line up prior to their inaugural match at Alstonefield yesterday

Strawberry Moon

Thank you to John L for sharing this incredible shot of the Strawberry Moon.

Bowls Report

Back Down to Earth….

Were this piece to have been written a mere five days ago it would have appeared an altogether more upbeat epistle, for at that time your Bowls Club were still unbeaten across both the Tuesday and the Thursday competitions. However a week can be a long time in sport and during that time we came up against two very finely-honed troupes of bowlers and ended up humbled by each of them.  

Prior to this our relentless march looked impressive as we took on Chatsworth at their tricky venue for a Tuesday evening match; a green tight in either direction and with run-offs as remorseless as can be seen anywhere, and yet came away with a fine 75 to 69 victory. The journey home was a cheerful one that evening. A mere two days later we were on the road again, this time to Baslow. What an encounter that proved to be…. A ten point deficit after the opening doubles games began to suggest that our days of domination may be showing signs of faltering; but no – not with the spirit that was evident in the ensuing singles pairings as we battled for every point to redeem our position. It was as exciting a finish as this sport can throw up; absolutely level at the end. 123 points apiece, a draw being a fair result all round, methinks, and as warm handshakes all around undoubtedly suggested. A great game indeed for a debut to be made and it was great to welcome Gavin into the team to be a part of this.

But this week was to be different. Going into Tuesdays match brimmed with confidence, only to find a particularly strong Wirksworth outfit arriving at Parson’s Croft. Always a pleasure to play against our friends and neighbours from this fine town, we’ve had some great tussles over the years. This time they were to get the better of us and we finished to evening on the wrong end of a 79 to 64 scoreline that has seen us drop two places in the League. Thursday went pretty much the same way when Hope Works were our visitors. Once again ever gratifying to host such a band of amiable souls, nonetheless on this occasion it was they who laughed last and took the spoils 130 to 118. Such things though need to be taken on the chin and I’m sure we’ll regroup, lick our wounds and return stronger for it; well played to those who deservedly beat us.

What fortune awaits Parwich this week? Only time will tell, but I’m sure that no corner will be given in our sortie to Whitworth Park on Tuesday, nor for the visit of Matlock Bath on Thursday where we will aim once again to tuck in tight behind the League leaders. Come on Parwich!

Mark J.

B5056 Blocked

Update: 15.00 now cleared

The B5056 is blocked by a crash before you get to the Bentley Brook. Cars are turning back. 13.50pm

Richard T

Legion Bingo Night

Crown Green Bowls

Wakes Carnival Floats

The Carnival Parade is the climax of Wakes Saturday. The more entries, particularly floats, that we can get to take part the more exciting it will be. The Carnival Committee realise that preparing a float can seem like a bit daunting and may not be for everyone. But we would like to encourage you to give it a go. Perhaps you have an idea, some enthusiasm or a suitable vehicle – but not all three?

If so maybe we can help.

If you:

  • have a suitable trailer
  • would be willing to tow a float
  • have an idea for a float
  • are just someone who would like to be involved but don’t know where to start….

…please get in touch with one of the Carnival Committee or email and we will see if we can do a bit of helpful matchmaking!

There is no need to tow a trailer if you don’t want to. Dressing up an individual vehicle, or taking part in one of the lovely classic cars in the village would all be appreciated.

All entries will be very welcome, from those planned weeks in advance to one started at dusk the previous day.

As an added incentive the year will see the inauguration of the Laycock Trophy for the winning entry.

So come and join us!

Parwich Carnival and Recreation Committee

Catch the Joker Continues…

June church services


4th June Trinity Sunday

Parwich  2.30pm  Methodists    Lorraine Hawkins

Tissington  10.30am Holy Communion   Rev Ossie Post

18th June Pentecost III

Alsop  10.30am Morning Prayer   Warden- led

25th June  Pentecost IV

Thorpe  10.30am Holy Communion             Rev Arthur Champion

1st July

Parwich  11am  Oddfellows Service

2nd July Pentecost V

Parwich  11am  Campsite Service   Rev Nicola Briggs

Tissington  10.30am Family Baptism    Revd Maggie Rode

Parwich Hill Race

Parwich Open Gardens

Loose Dogs

Just came across two loose golden labradors on the road between the Ballidon turning and Parwich. No collars so no clue as to whom they belong. Felicity E

Legion Opening Today

Thank You!

We have been to the churchyard today and would like to say how good it looked. Thank you to whoever mows it, we are very grateful.

Karen and Paul W

Tea and Cakes at Alsop Church

Collie dog loose in the Village

There is a collie dog loose around the village it has a mobile number on the collar but it won’t let me catch it. It’s wondering by West View. Black, white and tan.

Wakes Weekend

Wakes weekend is a go…… there are still a few things to sort for the rest of the week but thought I’d share the Committee plans so far. .

Any questions let me know

Lucy M

Parwich Wakes Road Closures

The Carnival and Recreation Committee would like to inform residents on Church View, West View and Main Street of the usual road closures over Wakes week (see image below for details). For any questions email

Hunt the Joker Continues

Message from Derbyshire Dales district council

There is no collection on Bank Holiday Monday 29th May, so all collections are one day later than usual next week, including a Saturday collection on 3 June (for usual Friday rounds).

Details of which containers to put out can be found using our ‘when is my collection?‘ search facility.

Report a missed bin here or order a replacement container online. 

Subscribe to our garden waste collection scheme here

Bowls Club Report

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We Can’t Seem to Put a Foot Wrong….

Three weeks into the season and Parwich Crown Green Bowling Club remain unbeaten. In the Thursday League a fine 130 to 102 away win at Matlock Park last week and an equally impressive 136 to 103 victory over our friends and rivals from Wirksworth yesterday afternoon see us sitting pretty in 2nd spot in the table. It looks like we mean business this term in the quest to regain promotion to the First Division where we feel we belong.

Tuesday evening just gone we opened our account in the Tuesday League by beating Youlgrave at home 75-56 in a thrilling and most enjoyable encounter, that saw our visitors try and gain revenge for our Thursday win a couple of weeks ago, only for us to dig deep and come out on top in the end. What a nice bunch of people to play with though. I for one will look forward earnestly to our return match at their green and, as one of their number is a local pub landlord, a post-match pint perhaps in his hostelry, which I understand to be a fine place indeed.  

One way or another May will be a busy month at your bowls club. In addition to the programme of league matches stretching out across the two competitions, we will be entertaining the travelling Newport Oddfellows next Saturday, in what promises to be a sociable occasion, and then on the 20th we have the Open Day. This is an event in which we do sincerely hope that you will support us, turn up and see what an absorbing game this can be. As I stated last week, if you don’t enjoy it then there’s no pressure to return, but this will be a great chance to have a go and to have a bit of fun. The bowling green is such a magnificent facility in our Village; it’s up to all of us to see that its long-term future be ensured.  

Please like and follow the Facebook page at Facebook/Parwich Crown Green Bowling Club.

There is no game this Tuesday, but Thursday next the Team make the short journey to the striking setting of Chatsworth. A tricky place to play with its distinctive shape, slopes, run-offs and to come away maintaining the unbeaten record will indeed be a good result.

Mark J.

Blue and green bin Wednesday

Plus food caddy

There is a position available for a reliable, honest and diligent person to do the holiday cottage changeover at a property on the margins of Parwich.

The regular changeover day is a Friday, however, if the cottage has accepted a weekend break, followed by a short mid-week break, there may be the additional work opportunity on a Monday.

If you would like more information on the role and duties, or to apply for the position, please contact Robert on:

What a record we now have at this early stage of the season; Thursday League played 5 won 5; Tuesday League played 2 won 2. There is though one team keeping us off the top of the Thursday competition – Belper Meadows – but only by the narrowest of margins, and two others – Whitworth Park and Chatsworth – also with unbeaten starts on Tuesdays. That makes our visit to the Chatsworth club at Edensor tomorrow night into a crunch game. A difficult place to go at the best of times with its tight dimensions and vicious slopes, but I think we’re up for it. Likewise on Thursday we travel to Baslow who are fairly hot on our heels. Now whereas some greens palpably offer a home advantage, Baslow’s plays true each time on a finely manicured greensward that bears out the old adage of “May the best team win.” On such a surface there’s no reason why the one that wants it more on the day, shouldn’t.

Last week saw us make the journey to the fabulous setting of Bradwell on a warm Tuesday evening and come away with a fine 73-59 win in a very convivial encounter. Thursday we entertained Whitworth Park where a particularly competitive tussle, in which scores were neck and neck after the doubles rounds, eventually concluded with us taking the spoils in the singles to triumph at 135 to 113.

We’ve had two great Saturdays over the past fortnight: on the 13th together with the Parwich Oddfellows we hosted Newport Oddfellows to play for what has become an annual trophy. The tables in the Club’s pavilion groaned under the weight of sandwiches and cakes, their demise leading on to the fine barbecue presented by the Parwich men going on into the early evening. A good time was undeniably had by one and all.

Finally there was our Open Day this weekend, which was adjudged to have been a great success. My thanks to all who attended, both Club members and our many guests who came along to enjoy a little of what this absorbing game has to offer.

We shall give nothing but our best in the attempt to maintain the current momentum and ensure that the smiles at Parwich Crown Green Bowling Club remain firmly on our faces.

Mark J.

Parish Council Minutes

Click this link to read the draft minutes of the  Annual Meeting of Parwich Parish Council and the Parish Annual meeting held on the 17th May 2023.

Thank you

Each year village organisations are invited to provide an annual report for the Parish Annual meeting held in May. These are archived on the Parish Council’s website.

They can be seen here.

If any organisation would like to add a report you can either e-mail it to the Clerk or provide a hard copy which can be scanned.

Tissington Well Dressings

Huge thanks to David G for sharing pictures from this year’s well dressings at Tissington.

Legion Hunt the Joker

Specialist plant fair

The charity West-Derbyshire Association for Mobile Physiotherapy is once again holding a Specialist Plant Fair & Open Garden. The date is 10.00am – 3.00pm at Culland Hall, Brailsford, Derbyshire DE6 3BW.


1.          There will be unusual plants for sale from many specialist nurseries and RHS exhibitors.

2.          Over 100 varieties of roses.

3.          A white garden.

4.          Colour themed borders

5.          19th century walled kitchen garden

6.          Woodland walk

Refreshments served during the day.

Entrance is £6, children free, free carpark, assistance dogs only.

For more information please email me or phone 01335 346848

Best Wishes

Pat G

Celebration of life

Gill Simpson and family would like to thank you for all your kind wishes following Peter Simpson’s sad death last week. They would love to invite you to a celebration of his life on Friday June 9th at 3.15pm at Parwich Church followed by light refreshments at their home. Family flowers only please and a relaxed dress code.
The family are compiling a photo album of his life and would appreciate if any photographs of Peter could be emailed to
Thank you.

Jackie B

Mobile library routes

Friday Parwich (N) The Green 3:15 PM 3:45 PM 02-Jun, 30-Jun, 28-Jul

Shared by the Parwich Parish Council

Legion Hunt the Joker

Legion Takeaway Night

Garden Trip

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