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Update: Cage The Elephant have now been replaced by Hot Club De Paris.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: planning.service@peakdistrict.gov.uk

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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Thank you Eileen Brownson for your request for a picture of Townhead.  Here are some provided by Mike G, with kind permission from Rosemary and Stuart:

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Advice required

Which is the best mobile network for Parwich and the Peak District?  I currently use Orange and have no signal anywhere in the village and it is poor generally in this area.  Is it my phone or the network?  Is O2 better?  Views please.  Thank you

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Today’s acts are, in order of appearance: Mystery Jets, Pylon Less Wires, Zambula, Lo Fi Lung, Rebel Control, Tough Love, Max Raptor, New Groove Formation, The Fallout Theory, 51/50s, Frank Turner.

Update: Mystery Jets have had to cancel their appearance, as their lead singer has fallen ill and been taken to hospital.

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On Friday 17 of us set off to the RHS Tatton Park Show, it was a great day out, very warm and thankfully dry.  There was loads to see, the most amazing displays in the marquees, including vegetables, plants & flower arranging.  Outside there were the show gardens, back to back gardens & formal beds – some take a little while to get your head around.  There is also all the paraphernalia that goes with gardens, we came away with a greenhouse!!  Thanks to Dot for organising this trip for the Horticultural Society.

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Today’s acts are, in order of appearance: James ‘Bar’ Bowen, Justin Saltmeris, Nick Williams, Brynley G Jones, Ashley Hancock, Jackel, Martyn Stevens, Tony Reid and Vijay Kishore.

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Weather report July 27th

Here are the figures for the week ending 26th July 2008:

 

Rainfall

in mm

Pressure

in Mbar

Temperature in ºC

Max

Min

Sun 20th

0

1,019.9

18.9

9.6

Mon 21st

0

1,024.6

21.5

8.5

Tue 22nd

0

1,021.8

20.2

11.7

Wed 23rd

0

1,020.7

23.2

12.8

Thurs 24th

0

1,015.6

23.1

13.9

Fri 25th

0

1,012.8

26.3

14.5

Sat 26th

0

1,018.7

27.4

13.2

Total

0

Average

22.9

12.0

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This is your chance to put your views to the County and District Councils and to the Peak District National Park Authority.

Southern Area Community Forum
at 7pm tonight (Monday 28th July)
at St Oswald’s Church Hall, School Lane, Ashbourne

Chaired by Andrew Lewer with Senior Officers and Members from DDDC, DCC, the Police, the Fire Service and the Peak District National Park Authority present to discuss Civil Issues, Parking, the Ashbourne Partnership and ANY other topic that those attending wish to see discussed.

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Our mystery photographer took these shots yesterday afternoon, while walking from Parwich to… where, exactly?

If you can name the mystery destination, then our mystery photographer will make a donation to Project Parwich.

But be warned: for every day that the mystery remains unsolved, the size of the donation will decrease by £1.

The twenty shots below are arranged in the same sequence as the walk. Because of lighting conditions, some of them are taken looking backwards rather than forwards. Click on each image to enlarge it, and click on “Continue Reading” (at the foot of this post) to see all twenty images.

When the mystery has been solved, we will publish a photo of the mystery walkers at their final destination.

Please feel free to discuss the clues in the comments box!


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Our daily six-part series continues with a look at the acts scheduled to play the main stage of the Pikehall Y-Not Festival on Friday August 1st, starting from 13:00.

Today’s acts are, in order of appearance: Smiling Ivy, The Moutown Project, Esteban, The Rusticles, Ceasefire, Whiskycats, Edison, The Virginmarys, King Furnace and Hijak Oscar.

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Thank you Cheryl for sending in a couple of photos that Bob took round the village last Autumn – somewhere between the rain showers!!

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In the first of six daily previews of this year’s line-up at the Pikehall Y-Not Festival, we look at the acts playing the Acoustic Stage on Friday August 1st.

Acts are listed in order of appearance, with the first act due on stage at around 13:00.

Tickets can be bought on line via this link, with £5 from every ticket sale being donated to the Parwich Memorial Hall fund.

Today’s acts are: morninoonanight, Dave House, Anthea Neads, Toufique Ali, Danny Apple, David Gibb and Matt Henshaw.

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A stroll on Stanton Moor

After a lunch at The Old Smithy Tearooms in Beeley,  a delightful walk to do is on Stanton Moor.  On a beautiful clear day, such as today the open vistas are vast, on one side you look down the valley towards Matlock and on the other side over towards Over Haddon & Youlgreave.  The scenery on the moor is so different from the rest of our area, probably the closest heather moors to Parwich.  The heather is just starting to come out & in 2-3 weeks it really will be a blaze of colour.  The main footpaths are well trodden and excellent underfoot, suitable even for those who are a little uncertain on their feet, providing you can cope with one stile.  It is about a 15 to 20 minute walk to see the Nine Ladies Stone Circle, small standing stones in the middle of the moor.  Parking is on the road from Stanton in Peak to Birchover.

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We’ve had lunch and tea quite a few times here and finally I’ve decided to share this little gem with you.  The Old Smithy is a village shop and tearooms, to be honest it is really like a deli.  It is situated in the lovely old village of Beeley, on the Chatsworth estate, about 100 metres from the pub.  You have a choice of seating areas: outside at the front, in the rear garden or inside.  Most helpfully you can reserve a table, I rang just before we left to ensure they had space. (01629 734666) The cafe is open from 10am – 4pm, closed on Wednesdays and the shop is open for an extra hour either side of the cafe.  The food is delicious, they have a regular menu inclucing hot and cold sandwiches, soup, pate and then a specials board with more (more…)

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Page 6: There is some speculation as to the future of the Co-Op and Somerfield supermarkets in Ashbourne, now that the Co-Operative group is set to buy out the Somerfield chain nationally.  After the merger, will both competing stores survive? A Co-Op spokesman explains that no comment can be made until late September at the earliest.

Page 16: A notice advertising Brassington Carnival, which takes place tomorrow (Sunday July 27th).  Nigel Clough of Burton Albion FC will be judging the floats and fancy dress at noon, followed by entertainment on the school field.  This will include the BMW brass band, a fun run, a Tug or War, various stalls, refreshments and a licensed bar.  There is an open air service on Miners Hill at 6pm, again featuring the BMW band.  The carnival marks the start of Brassington Wakes Week; for more information, see the Brassington village website.

Page 32: A feature on last Thursday’s harness racing event at Pikehall, accompanied by a colour photograph.

On the website: An article which we missed from last week’s round-up, which contains the draft dates for next year’s caravan rallies in Alsop (Oxdales Farm) and Parwich (Foufinside Farm and The Croft).  The article notes that the number of rallies has dropped significantly over the past 12 years, although numbers now appear to have stabilised.

As always, copies of the Ashbourne News Telegraph are available from the Sycamore shop, priced at 45p.

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Summer is here – at last

Good morning all at Parwich.org
 
I spotted a dragonfly clinging to a clematis is our front garden so Bob took a photo – thought I’d share it with you.       

Thank you to Cheryl W for sending in this wonderful summer vision.

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It’s interesting to see that Alsop, Ballidon and Pikehall now have dedicated pages on Wikipedia. Will Parwich be far behind, one wonders?

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Tonight on BBC1 at 6pm we can watch Tom Chambers (aka Dr Sam Strachan) on Celebrity: The Weakest Link.  This was due to be shown on Saturday 28th June, but was kindly postponed by the BBC because it clashed with Parwich Wakes Carnival parade.

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Thanks to Kevin S. for taking these photos yesterday evening, at Pikehall’s latest harness racing event.

As always, please click on each image to enlarge it.

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After all the excitement of Wakes Week, we seem to be heading into something of a quiet period. For the first time since the official launch of this site (March 16th), no new posts were published yesterday, ending an unbroken 129-day run.

With the holiday season now upon us, posting frequency will probably remain quite slow for a while. We hope that you will bear with us through this seasonal lull!

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In the current (August) issue of The Derbyshire Magazine, you will find a four-page feature on Parwich’s very own “urban guerrilla of the cosmetic industry”. The feature profiles Jo-anne Jewett‘s career as a make-up artist, and provides some interesting background on her forthcoming book The Beautiful Truth.

Additionally, there is a splendid colour photo of Jo-anne with some of the Parwich women who agreed to have makeovers for the book (Di, Lynette, Nia and Sandra), as well as sneak peeks at some of the “before and after” images.

Copies of the magazine are available from the Sycamore shop, priced at £1.75.

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Derbyshire Police have recently seen an increase in the number of reported incidents of ‘damage to’ and ‘theft from’ motor vehicles parked on streets in the High Peak and Derbyshire Dales.

We would like to ask you to report anyone seen acting suspiciously near unattended motor vehicles, to Derbyshire Police on 0845 164 1644.

Don’t give Criminals an easy ride:
Please check the security of your vehicle, always remove your in-car electronic equipment if possible and always take out the satellite navigation system devices as these are the most sought after equipment in your car. Remove the support cradle and suction pads and wipe away any suction pad marks on the windscreen or dashboard.

If you have a garage, please use it and lock it. If you do not have a garage, put the vehicle in a well lit area and avoid leaving personal belongings in unattended vehicles.

Thank you.

Parwich@hotmail.co.uk are part of Derbyshire Ringmaster working with the Police.

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Funeral Notice

The funeral of Margaret Lees, of Parwich, will take place at 2 pm at St. Peter’s Church on Wednesday 23rd July, followed by cremation at Markeaton and a gathering at the Legion.

Christopher Harrison will be taking the service.

With the permission of Margaret’s family, a tribute to Margaret will be posted in the next few weeks, if you’d like to contribute please send any input to the web team.

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Parwich pics

As we had some sun over the last day or two, we thought you would appreciate some photographs taken around the green and church this weekend. Click on a picture to enlarge it.

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Weather Report 20th July

Here are last week’s statistics from the Parwich weather man:

 

Rainfall

in mm

Pressure

in Mbar

Temperature in ºc

Max

Min

Sun 13th

0

1,016.3

20.0

10.1

Mon 14th

0

1,018.7

18.7

11.4

Tue 15th

0

1,019.7

24.2

13.7

Wed 16th

0

1,019.6

18.4

9.1

Thurs 17th

3

1,011.4

14.8

10.9

Fri 18th

4

1,006.2

18.5

12.5

Sat 19th

5

1,008.1

16.8

12.2

Total

12

Average

18.7

11.4

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Swiss Raclette Evening

Ever heard the sound of cow bells in Parwich?

We haven’t either…….but this may change on the evening of Saturday 11th October when there will be a Swiss Raclette Evening in aid of Project Parwich at Rookery House. Please make a note in your diary if this appeals.

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Saturday & Sunday
1.30-5.30pm

If you have never been to Winster’s Secret Open Gardens I can highly recommend it.  The afternoon is not just about the Gardens but it is a whole occasion.  With live jazz at one of the gardens, plenty of refreshments – cream teas in the Village Hall where you can also see the Winster Tapestry: whilst other gardens offer more refreshments from cream teas to home-made desserts with bucks fizz.  Visitors follow a garden trail around the streets and alleys of the village, exploring a wide variety of gardens. There is a Gnome Hunt for children.

There is very limited parking in the village itself, but two free car parks: at the top of the village (on the B5056 above Miners Standard pub) and at the Wensley end of the village (on B5057, next to the school). A Park and Ride minibus service (with wheelchair lift) run from the Car Parks to Main Street and back. Tickets are available from both Car Parks and outside the Market House in Main   Street.  Tickets are £3.50 per person (children free, but must be accompanied) and the event is run in aid of the Burton Institute, Winster’s award-winning village hall, and other Winster organisations.  There will be plants from Winster-based Peak Cottage Plants, and quality local crafts for sale.

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This is your chance to put your views to the County and District Councils and to the Peak District National Park Authority.

Southern Area Community Forum
at 7pm on Monday 28th July
at St Oswald’s Church Hall

Chaired by Andrew Lewer with Senior Officers and Members from DDDC, DCC, the Police, the Fire Service and the Peak District National Park Authority present to discuss Civil Issues, Parking, the Ashbourne Partnership and ANY other topic that those attending wish to see discussed.

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Thank you to Andrew Lewer, Derbyshire County Councillor, for the following thought out response to our post on the new ‘Communities in Control’ white paper:

I would offer the following bullet point notes in turn to the ‘headline’ issues you put in your web-page on the ‘Communities In Control’ White Paper. I stress these are my personal views and not necessarily the settled policy positions of either DCC or DDDC:

New Rights to Demand Action – DCC already has a procedure whereby any petition signed by more than 10 households must be the subject of a properly written up paper presented by Officers to a Cabinet Committee meeting / DDDC will take a question from any member of the public to a Policy Committee and the Chairman (me in the case of Community and Environment) will answer it; research is provided by Officers and follow up with the member of the public in question, as necessary.

Increasing Accountability – This is an area where DCC could improve, though I would acknowledge geographical difficulties / DDDC’s Community Forums are attended by the Chief Executive in 80% of cases and by senior Directors if not, plus the Leader (Cllr Rose) and / or Deputy Leader and / or Policy Chairmen (Cllr Spencer and myself); all may be asked questions direct.  (more…)

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Last week, the night before collection a bag of papers destined for recycling were taken from outside a house in Parwich.  Not the crime of the century perhaps, but we’ve heard a lot about identity theft recently, and it was wondered if there could be a more sinister motive – fortunately this household shred any sensitive papers.  So just be aware.

However one good piece of news is that the big black fluffy cat has now been found and seems firmly at home.  Thanks to everyone for their vigilance.

Thank you to Rick G for sending in these messages.

If you see anything suspicious or something you are concerned about remember to think about calling the police and let us know on parwich@hotmail.co.uk and we will put the relevant information on this site so everyone is aware.  We do not need to print your name.

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Multi-disciplined and top UK athlete Roberto Buntingo will hit the headlines of tomorrow morning’s Beijing News.  This exclusive photo was apparently taken at the secret Buntingo training camp of our infamous Parwich pentathelete who is currently preparing for the mixed doubles synchronised grinning event at Beijing 2008.
Unfortunately Buntingo was unavailable for comment last night, but questions have to be asked.  Why is his photo being linked with the Moral Education page of this top newspaper?  Will this jeopardise his chances of a gold medal?  Translations of this page are being urgently sort – can you help?

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July Newsletter from PC Ian Cooper

 

                       UPDATE FROM YOUR LOCAL OFFICER   July 2008

 
We’ve had just a few burglaries of outbuildings over the last month. The last couple of months do seem though to have been abit quieter in general. We are holding a Crime Prevention event in the next month that may be of interest to you. (more…)

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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.

Since last month’s round-up, two properties have been sold and one new property has appeared on the market.

As ever, if your property is missing from this list, then please let us know.

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

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