Archive for July, 2008

Congratulations to Janet and Steve for winning the regional (East & West Midlands) heat of the Best Community Pub 2008.  The Sycamore Inn is now in the national final up against eight other regional finalists.  The results will be announced at a black-tie reception at the London Hilton in Park Lane on Thursday 18th of September.

Well done Janet and Steve, you definitely deserve to win this category!

Also congratulations to Ruth and Phil at the Bluebell Inn, Tissington for winning their regional heat and getting to the final for the Best Food Pub category.

It is impressive that two local pubs are through to the finals, especially as the East & West Midlands region, including Derbyshire, Cheshire and Nottinghamshire in the north, seems to stretch via the Welsh boarders most of the way to London, including Henley on Thames and Bedford.

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Today’s acts are, in order of appearance: Find yourself a new ugly Bassist, Melisma!, Orion, avanGaäd, BOY COM., The Fideal Effect, Shades, Corkstone, The Fillmore Gears, Black Alley Screens and Hot Club De Paris.

Please note that the original headliners Cage The Elephant have cancelled due to injury.

Update: Cage The Elephant have now been replaced by Hot Club De Paris.


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This Friday (1st August) is the deadline for any comments to the Peak Park Planners on the plans for the proposed new Memorial Hall.  To find out more about see our earlier post or go to the Memorial Hall page with the plans.

Details of the Peak Park’s processing of the application can be seen at their site (app. no. NP/DDD/0608/0546).  If you want to comment you can do so by:

  • letter: write to Planning Service, Peak District National Park Authority, Aldern House, Baslow Road, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1AE
  • phone: 01629 816200
  • email:

See PDNPA site for more details on commenting on planning applications.

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Ashbourne Telegraph 30th July

Here are couple of potentially interesting items from this week’s Ashbourne News Telegraph:

  • p.1 & 3 Our local bobby PC Ian Copper prevented a visitor to the Ashbourne Police Station from becoming a human torch (see also our Police page).  Well done Ian.
  • p.2 Derbyshire County Council launches a campaign on fly tipping.  They are keen to prosecute, and conviction can result in a £50,000 or 12 months in jail.  To report fly tipping ring 08456 058058, and for details of firms that legally dispose of rubbish call 08708 506506.
  • p.7 Alison Love (daughter of Jill) is picture collecting a heritage award for the Museum of Childhood at Sudbury Hall. Well done Ali, you certainly seem to be keeping Sudbury Hall in the news.
  • p.17 The English National Sheepdog Trials to take place at Blore Pastures, Illam this Friday to Sunday (8am to 5pm each day.
  • p.21 Ashbourne Methodist Church Holiday Club will run from the 11th to the 15th of August.  Places must be booked by Saturday (contact Di Lambert 344503 for details and a registration form).

As always do let us know about anything we have missed.

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Mobile phone reception.

Thanks to Colin B for writing in. Colin says:

Here is the view looking west from the top of Parwich Hill, where the mobile reception is splendid.

I have marked the location of the phone mast. So whenever you need to make a call, just run up the hill.

If you cannot be bothered to do that, I suspect that the call wasnt all that important anyway.

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Today’s acts are, in order of appearance: Andy Page, Beck Lanehart, Adam Peter Smith, [name removed at artist’s request], Luke Banot, Maheda and Simon Andrews. There will also be one other act, which is yet to be announced.


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Saturday – Bulk Rubbish Collection

On Saturday morning it is the bulk rubbish collection, the dustcart picks up at various points in the village.  Even if you only have a small amount to get rid of, it is better to use this facility, so that we can always justify its importance to the village.

Next date is Saturday 4th October.

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