Archive for August, 2008

Last week’s weather 31st Aug

An improvement on the week before:

 

Rainfall

in mm

Pressure

in Mb am

Pressure

in Mb pm

Temperature in ºC

Max

Min

Sun 24th

4

1007.0

1002.2

19.7

12.5

Mon 25th

0

1009.4

1011.1

21.8

12.1

Tue 26th

0

1015.4

1017.1

18.7

15.1

Wed 27th

0

1016.3

1017.8

18.9

15.0

Thurs 28th

0

1018.1

1018.1

21.6

14.8

Fri 29th

0

1019.0

1019.1

21.1

16.0

Sat 30th

0

1018.4

1014.7

21.0

16.7

Total

4

 

Average

20.4

14.6

Added on 1st September: Total rainfall for August is 174mm

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Parwich tennis drama

At Parwich tennis club yesterday our redoubtable mixed doubles second team took on Darley Dale, hoping to add to our single win so far this season. We got off to a flying start when one of our opponents didn’t turn up, meaning that we were awarded three of the nine sets before a ball was even hit. Despite our affable demeanour, we were determined to dispense with the perception that we are purely social players, by setting about the task of clinching victory with a degree of grit that you can no longer find on our resurfaced courts.

A critical moment came in the second round, when Drummond and Harrison were losing 8-3, with the victor being the first to win 9 games. Refusing to be defeated, they duly won the next five games, leaving their opponents aghast at the prospect of losing the tie break, which they duly did. We staggered off the court to muted applause, since we had kept everyone else waiting so long, but it did help us secure a victory overall by 6 sets to 3. If we had adjourned to the Sycamore, which sadly wasn’t yet open, the drinks would surely have been on our opponents.

The tennis season is far from over – on Saturday-Sunday 13th-14th is the Club Singles Championship (members only). Then the Mixed Doubles Championship will be held on 20th-21st Sept – this is a semi-open competition in which only one of the pair needs to be a member. And do support club nights on Fridays from 7.30 – 9.00 pm!

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Burning the midnight oil

Spare a thought for those that have been working incredibly hard on our behalf to complete the Big Lottery Fund bid for the Memorial Hall project.  The deadline is on Tuesday, and various people (including Amanda, Brian, Kevin, Lynette, Mike and Val, as well as lots of others) have put in and are still putting in a lot of hours to ensure the bid is as good as it can be.

Your commitment to this community venture is much appreciated.  Also it is good to see that Graham and Amanda can still smile despite their computer blowing up this afternoon taking a section of the bid with it.  Amanda with remarkable calm said, “Oh, it will be alright, we should only have to redo a couple of hours work“.

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There has been an increase in the theft of gardening equipment recently, mainly hedge trimmers, chainsaws, etc, from gardens, sheds & outbuildings. Ensure that such items are locked away securely. Make a note of serial numbers for your possessions, mark items with your postcode plus your house number or the first two letters of the house name and maybe take photographs.

Thieves find identifiable property more difficult to sell on. Often, property recovered by the police cannot be returned to the rightful owners simply because it cannot be identified.

If you require any home security advice, please call the Crime Reduction Officers on 0845 164 1644.

Thank you.
Trisha Mellor, B Division Community Information Officer, Community Intelligence Unit, Buxton Police Station.

  • If you have any information relating to incidents please contact 0845 164 1644.
  • Derbyshire Constabulary can be contacted on 0845 123 33 33, or in an emergency 999.
  • Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Well deserved best wishes to all our A-level and GCSE students

 

An extra specical well done to Catherine for her 12 A and A* GCSEs (sold short in the Ashbourne Telegraph, and unfortunately also here on PARWICH.ORG, please accept our apologies).  All best wishes to those starting their A-level courses in a weeks time and to those off to University in three weeks or so.  Do let us know how you get on!

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New logo hits the streets

The new logo for Parwich Primary School was announced in July.  It was designed by Charlotte B, who will be starting secondary school very soon.

It has now arrived fully in the streets of Parwich on the new School sign put up this week.  To see the sign click on  (more…)

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What films do you want to see?

 

We are now planning for the up coming film season for:

Do let us know what you would like to see, either mainstream cinema for the regular once a month Friday nights, or children’s, classics or foreign language films for possible extra slots?  Either leave your comments below or contact Arnold, Martin or Peter.

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Dates for your diary

Saturday 20th September – 10am-noon – Coffee Morning at Dam Farm (Helen P’s house) – Come for a natter & opportunity to catch up with friends & neighbours & help us to raise some money for the Church Kneeler project.

Sunday 21st – Harvest Festival at St Peter’s with Parwich Methodist’s.

Monday 22nd September – 6.30pm – Harvest Supper at the Memorial Hall followed by an auction of harvest produce.

More details to follow.

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After some press leaks over the weekend, it has now been officially confirmed that Parwich’s Holby City star Tom Chambers (Sam Strachan) will be one of the contenders on the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing.  The competition will be broadcast live on Saturdays, with the results of each stage being announced the following day. 

Tom is planning to fit in a wedding (his, to Clare Harding) on 19th October, which falls during the series. Let’s give him all our support – pass the word to all your friends! 

For more details click here.

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Parwich Horticultural Show

Don’t forget, this year’s Annual Flower & Vegetable Show is to take place on Sunday 7th September in the Memorial Hall.

This year’s Annual Flower & Vegetable Show is to take place on Sunday 7th September in the Memorial Hall. Classes are within the following categories:

The 2008 Parwich Annual Flower & Vegetable Show Schedule is available via the Sycamore Inn, the Shop and the Legion or by clicking here to see it on-line. Do have a think about entering, and don’t forget about the auction of produce at the end of the Show. (There are some great bargains to be had, and much fun trying to stop your rivals buying the best Victoria Sponge or the largest marrow.)

For more details contact Mike H tel. 456 or Peter T tel. 287

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This week’s stunner

Are all the movers and shakers of Alsop, Ballidon, Parwich & Pikehall on holiday?  Well here are some possible local interest items in today’s (27th August 2008) Ashbourne News Telegraph:

  • p.2 Hartington Cheese Factory is now officially owned by Long Clawson Dairy Ltd.  People wanting to comment on this to the OFT have until Friday (either email the case officer Marie Didierlaurent on marie.didierlaurant@oft.gsi.gov.uk or phone her on 0207 211 8427).
  • p.3 QEGS students again set new records, this time with their GCE results.  Congratulations to all, particularly to Catherine B who achieved 10 A/A* grades.  The Great Roberto may be over shadowed by the successes of the next generation.  (Denstone College students also achieved excellent results.)
  • p.5 On Saturday Ashbourne councillors will be undertaking a traffic survey, volunteers to help are wanted.  This is part of their campaign for an Ashbourne bypass on the A515.
  • p.6 The suspect in the Biggin cannabis raid, Ming Huang, was remanded in custody to appear in court again this week (see our previous post).
  • p.27 Wirksworth Festival‘s Art & Architecture Trail is to run on the weekend of 6/7th September.
  • p.28 Craft Fair in Tissington village hall on Saturday.
  • p.28 The Riff Raff Festival will be taking place on 12, 13 & 14th of September near Hulland Ward.  Tickets limited to 400.
  • p.29 Ashbourneis ahead of Parwich in the race to provide allotments (see our previous post).  The 1908 Smallholding and Allotments Act states councils should be funding such endeavors.
  • p.38 Public Notice issued by County Council re. new speed limits on stretches of the A515.  Various additional 30, 40 and 50 mph speed restrictions to be applied.  It effects our stretch but the notice does not make it clear what speed limits are being imposed where.
  • p45 Report on Bradbourne Fell race, but their photographer seems to have missed ‘son of’ and Graham (see our post for more photos).
  • p.46 Presentation of trophies last Friday night for the Summer Pool League.  The Sycamore was runner up for the Captains Trophy.
  • p.47 Results of the Summer League Footballlist Biggin in fourth place over all, though a few matches are still to be played this week.

As always let us know what we have missed.

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August Newsletter from PC Ian Cooper

           UPDATE FROM YOUR LOCAL OFFICER   August 2008
 
 
 
 Not too many incidents to report this past month, but a few items of interest to pass on. Since the last newsletter we have had the Community Forum held at Tissington Village Hall, and also a Crime Prevention Event at Kniveton Village Hall.

We’ve had some good phone calls from the public reporting suspicious vehicles and persons in the Tissington, Kniveton and Parwich areas. Calls relating to vehicles causing concern at Sandybrook, and at Alsop provided us with some information that was worth noting, and also a driver being reported for motoring offences.
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Tom Chambers was back in the newspapers over the weekend – but in this instance, PARWICH.ORG was ahead of the press pack by nearly four months…

How long until they sign him up for Strictly Come Dancing, one wonders…?

– PARWICH.ORG, Monday April 28th. Click here for the full post.

Holby City hunk Tom Chambers is about to set pulses racing on Strictly Come Dancing. […] Tom, 31, whose hobbies include tap dancing, is expected to be one of the favourites to win.

– Daily Mirror, Saturday August 23rd. Click here for the full feature, and click here to read a longer report in The Sun.

Congratulations to Tom, and here’s hoping he goes all the way to the finals.

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It’s not too late to join the Snail Trail Sale– so far Barbara has 19 people who could be making a small fortune at their garden gate selling all those things too valuable to throw away but too much effort to do anything else about. You can sell anything from antiques, unwanted furniture, Aunty’s Christmas presents for the last twenty years to books, jewellery and toys. Everything will be organised for you – all you have to do is put a table or gazebo up and fill it with your unwanted items. Stall fees will be going to the new Memorial Hall and you can also donate some of your profits if you wish. Contact Barbara Lowe on 390279.

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Summer Flowering

Some blooming lovely flowers!

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2012 here we come!

Parwich was outstandingly represented in the Bradbourne Fell Race – a hard & wet 6 mile run, crossing the stream twice & up exceptionally muddy banks.  The nearest fells maybe a couple of hours drive away, but it “felt like fell running”.   Parwich runners included Paul & Alex D, Graham J & Nia L, George & Charlie S, Rannoch, Thayer, Bertie & Lexie L – 5 of the 6 members of the Linnell family ran this punishing course, with Ed as official photographer.

When asked, Graham said his tactics for the race were to focus on a nice woman’s backside & follow it – “I found a good one this year”.  His wife said “It’s never going to be mine!!”  Comments from the younger athletes ranged from “easy” to “very hard”.  However ‘son of’ says “Mine’s a Chicken Tikka Masala with Naan”.  Graham who failed in the challenge is buying alot of curries tonight.

The guts and determination by all the runners was inspiring (not quite enough to make me want to join in).  To see our younger runners, 4 of whom were between 7 & 11, having the attitude ‘I’ll give it a go, I will do this’ should bode well for 2012, let’s hope it becomes infectious.

 For more photos & Graham’s reaction to the realisation that the curry is on him ….. (more…)

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Last week’s weather 24/8/08

Please find the soggy records for the w/e 23rd August

 

Rainfall

in mm

Pressure

in Mb am

Pressure

in Mb pm

Temperature in ºC

Max

Min

Sun 17th

20

1002.2

1005.9

18.0

11.9

Mon 18th

10

1001.4

998.0

16.4

12.0

Tue 19th

6

995.1

1000.7

15.8

12.7

Wed 20th

5

1005.0

1009.1

18.3

12.3

Thurs 21st

4

1009.8

1011.9

19.9

12.6

Fri 22nd

0

1013.6

1016.6

16.9

9.9

Sat 23rd

1

1017.0

1014.5

19.3

10.2

Total

46

 

Average

17.8

11.6

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A splendid article from the Derby Mercury of May 23rd, 1883, has recently been drawn to our attention, describing the reopening of Alsop church following the major rebuilding programme which resulted in the church as we know it today.  Ten clergy, including the Archdeacon of Derby, and a large number of gentry including “the misses FitzHerbert”, were present at what appears to have been an event of great celebration and considerable conviviality. 

The Archdeacon compared the previous building to “something like a lumber room”, also commenting that “the material fabric of a church was designed in order that people might seek in the worship of God the means of building up their own spiritual life”.  The Rev. E. H. May, vicar of Parwich and Alsop, referred to a book by Thomas Becon, chaplain to Archbishop Cranmer, who had sought refuge in Alsop in the late 1500s; Becon was pleasantly surprised to find the area much less “barbarous, rude and barren” than he had expected. 

In some concluding remarks, Mr S. C. Allsopp MP, who had business connections with Burton on Trent, said that “in the old days of the Meynell Hounds, the only persons who followed the hunt were Peak parsons and Burton brewers.  He hoped that in years to come the Peak parsons and Burton brewers would not only follow the fox together, but join in every good work which was needed in the parish”.

Read the full article on the web pages for Alsop church – and don’t forget the Bank Holiday teas this Monday -11am-4pm!

Christopher Harrison

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Tomorrow at the Methodist Service held in Parwich Church at 2.30pm sees the dedication of the lectern in memory of Minnie Smith and the glass cross in memory of John Lees. Everyone is welcome to the service.

Minnie Smith by her daughter Jan Smith.
We are dedicating a new lectern in memory of my Mum, Minnie Smith. Minnie was born in a cottage on Alsop Road in 1912 and spent her early years in the village, attending the Methodist chapel and the local school. She often used to talk to me about the headmaster, Booth Hampson, who she always had a great deal of respect for. I gather that she wasn’t always a model pupil, as Mr Hampson was known to throw his keys across the desk to attract her attention during lessons.

Mum left Parwich to work first at Bradbourne Hall and later for Dr Madge in Ashbourne, before marrying Jim Smith in 1941. They spent 55 happy years together before my Dad died in 1996. My Mum always retained her deep affection for Parwich and I was brought to the village from a very early age. I am told I learned to walk at Flatts Stiles, then the home of Mum’s cousin, Mrs Mabson, on my first birthday. I know that Mum always felt that she was coming home when she came to Parwich and until her death in 2000 regularly attended the chapel services. I know that she would have been thrilled that our friend Colin has made this beautiful lectern in her memory.

John Lees by his daughter Janice Wigley.
Myself, and indeed all the family, especially my Mum, Peggy Lees are delighted that the cross in the Lady Chapel at Parwich Church is to be dedicated to Dad, John Lees. Dad was born in Ballidon in 1919 and ’emigrated’ to Parwich when he married Mum, he attended Parwich Chapel from then on. He loved chapel and I also have happy memories from childhood of new dress & gloves for Easter Sunday & Anniversary Services when the chapel would be full to bursting- even the balcony!

Thank goodness the ‘Chapel’ remains here and thanks, good luck & best wishes to all who have helped to achieve this.

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Green Bins – was yours emptied?

Did anyone not have their green bins emptied yesterday – we certainly didn’t.  I have been onto the environmental hotline and they have said that if a number of streets have been missed out they will try to send the contractors back out.  Please either ring 01629 761215 or ring Jane on 665 or let me know through the comments.

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SECRET GARDENS OF BAKEWELL from 2pm to 6pm on Sunday 24th August.

It is a chance to see parts of Bakewell not normally available, there are some lovely garden treasures tucked away, some are large & some small, with interesting plant collections and fabulous views – all are very access friendly. The gardens are situated around Bridge Street, Bath Street, Castle Street, Milford and Holme Lane, so it is a distinctly “watery” theme. Refreshments at the MEDWAY CENTRE, (near Lloyds Bank) with plant sales and Traidcraft. One charge of £4 at any garden entrance gives access to all gardens, maps also available from the Tourist Office. Visit gardens in any order. Free shuttlebus from Rutland Square, but the majority are only minutes from here. All proceeds will support the continuing work of OXFAM. Look out for green balloons on the day. All welcome! Contact: 01629 813392

For a large printable map click on the map.

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Cannabis haul in Biggin

Derbyshire Constabulary seized 300 cannabis plants at a house in Biggin on Tuesday.  They are still investigating, and their press release reports a 24 year old man has been arrested on suspicion of producing cannabis and is due to appear in Chesterfield Magistrates Court.

Detective Inspector Jed Lowe said:

The warrant was executed after we received information from the local community that drugs may be in the property. Information such as this is invaluable and we would urge anyone with information about drugs in their neighbourhood to contact police.”

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2008 Derbyshire Dales Sports Awards

Following the success of the last two years’ Sports Awards, we are pleased that details of the 2008 event have now been unveiled. This is an important opportunity to celebrate people across the Derbyshire Dales who have made a significant contribution to sport in a variety of ways whether as a player, coach or volunteer.  We would like to find these people and reward them for their contribution to sport.

There are two documents which can be downloaded, one detailing the criteria for nominations, including the 14 different categories that can be nominated, the second is the actual nomination form which can be used to provide information on you and the person, team or club you are nominating, telling us why you think they should be honoured.

The Derbyshire Dales Sports Awards feed into the Derbyshire Sport Awards and the winners at the district level will automatically be entered into the County competition. The winners from the County Awards will then be considered at the East Midlands Sports Awards.

The closing date for all nominations has been extended to Tuesday 26th August 2008 – they would really like to see some more nominations coming in.

A presentation evening will be arranged in the Autumn to celebrate the Awards and winners

Sports Award Nomination Form
Critera for Nominations

Thank you to Debbie W for alerting us to these awards – She says

Hi to all you sporty people out there! (cricket, tennis, bowls, running, pilates, shooting, netball, football, horse-riding…) There is still time to enter. Good luck.
Any offers of a personal trainer willing to get this volunteer development officer into shape gratefully received! Possibly Nia, as I think I need a sort of boot camp approach!

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Ideas for this Bank Holiday Weekend.

Sat to Sat 30th  – Well Dressings at Eyam & Foolow.
Sat – Mind, Body & Soul Fair at Hartington Village Hall – 10am-6pm
Sun & Mon – Craft & Gift Fayre at Hartington Village Hall – 10am-5pm
Sun – Bradbourne Fell Race – 10am
Sun – Secret Gardens of Bakewell – 2-6pm – Within the centre of town, but free           bus available from Rutland Square.  Tickets from any garden – £4
Sun & Mon – Burrows Garden Open Day  – Brailsford – 10.30am-4.30pm
Sun & Mon – Transport Extravaganza at Crich Tramway Village – 10am-5.30pm.
          £11adults, £10 concessions, £5.50 children, £30 family ticket.
Mon – Book Fair – Pavilion Gardens Buxton – 10am-4pm
Mon – Tea & Cakes in the Churchyard at Alsop – 11am-4pm

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Recipe ideas for surplus vegetables

At this time of the year some of you may have surplus vegetables growing in your garden.  So if you have any good recipes that you are willing to pass on, please email them into parwich@hotmail.co.uk  

If you have more ideas for courgettes you could  add them to the comment box below. 

So if you have lots of courgettes and fed up with eating them as ordinary vegetables, here are a few ideas.  These recipes have been tested and only the successful ones appear!

1. Courgette Cake (will freeze)
2. Courgette Savoury Bake
3. Courgette Base which is ideal for soups or pasta (will freeze)

(I’d like to try some beetroot or runner bean recipes next time so do send in your ideas)

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What the paper says

The weeks just role by and it’s Wednesday again, with the Ashbourne News Telegraph – 20th Aug 2008- dropping on my doormat again.  Stories this week include:

Thank you to the paper for the two plugs for PARWICH.ORG and as aways let us know what we have missed.

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Thank you to Gareth Butterfield of the Ashbourne News Telegraph for forwarding the following to PARWICH.ORG:

NEWS RELEASE FROM THE PEAK DISTRICT NATIONAL PARK AUTHORITY
PR 519 – 18 August 2008

Approval for two new village halls in national park

The Peak District National Park planning committee has given unanimous
approval for two new village halls to meet the needs of the 21st
century.

Villagers of Parwich (near Ashbourne) and Over Haddon (near Bakewell),
who attended the meeting, were delighted that they can now replace
out-dated, inadequate facilities.

Both schemes resulted from the communities and their designers working
together with planning officers to achieve modern, energy-efficient
buildings which meet local needs as well as enhance the national park.

The new halls will be stone-built to harmonise with their village
settings, with disabled access and limited parking. Both have won
backing in principle from various funding bodies, including the Big
Lottery Fund.  (more…)

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The Autumn Flame Candle Company, based in Parwich, is to be re-launched.

Tracy Marshall first set up the Company, making and selling candles from her own home between four and five years ago. “I was always interested in art and crafts and wanting to make my own things. I was interested in making cards and got a craft magazine. I saw a candle making kit at the back and ordered it. I was hooked. I started buying more and more moulds, different waxes and colours, just doing my own thing.”

The idea was to create a home business that could start small alongside having a family, but that had the potential to grow. However, when Tracy was pregnant with her son, now aged two, she had some health difficulties and the wax smells from the candle making process made her feel sick. The new company had to be put on hold.  (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, one property has 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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Why not join in the sponsored Ride and Stride
Saturday 13th September
10am until 6pm
in aid of Derbyshire Churches & Chapels Preservation Trust

We need people to either walk or cycle around the local churches (approximately 11miles) or to help out by acting as recorders for the participants when they arrive at Parwich Church. 

Another way to help out is to sponsor us!  Even the recorders who sit in the Church can be sponsored –  how many participants they see or how long they spend in the church.

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Never mind “Team GB”’s antics in the Olympics – come and watch “Team Parwich”, or better still come and be a part of “Team Parwich”, in the BRADBOURNE VILLAGE FELL RACE next Sunday 24 August at 10am.

It is run over two laps of a 3 Mile beautiful course, one of the most picturesque courses in the calendar – entry fee is £3 on the day.

There are also English Junior Fell Championship races for U8’s, U10’s, U12’s, U14’s, U16’s & U18’s – entry fee just £1. The U16 & U18 races will be held in conjunction with the main race and the other 4 junior races from noon.

You never know, you could be running alongside the great Roberto!

– Post supplied by Graham J.

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Weather Report 17th Aug 2008

Here is our Weatherman’s weekly summary:

 

Rainfall

in mm

Pressure

in Mb am

Pressure

in Mb pm

Temperature in ºC

Max

Min

Sun 10th

0

999.8

1003.1

20.7

11.8

Mon 11th

0

1003.7

1001.6

18.4

13.3

Tue 12th

14

993.0

993.4

17.4

11.5

Wed 13th

3

995.8

1001.4

18.4

9.2

Thurs 14th

0

1009.4

1012.6

20.5

11.2

Fri 15th

0

1014.8

1014.0

19.7

5.4

Sat 16th

5

1009.8

1006.1

19.1

11.4

Total

22

 

Average

19.1

10.5

Also note that last night between midnight and 6am there was 20mm of rain.  (It sounded like a lot more than that to me.)

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Here are few key points that were raised at the Safer Neighbourhood Meeting held in Tissington in July.

1.  The Matron at Whitworth Hospital, Darley Dale has asked that the services of this hospital’s minor A&E department be publicised as an alternative to the DRI as an advantage to our communities for it’s shorter waiting times.  Leaflets about their services are available and as soon as we have more details we will publish them on this website.

2. Concern was expressed about the visibility on roads, particularly on sections of the A515 due to overhanging trees and uncut verges.

3. Problem of HGV’s tailgating at 50-55mph and speeding motorbikes.  Also concern that lorries are using mobile phones illegally whilst driving through Ashbourne.

It was recommended that these meetings be held every 3 months in a different village hall each time.

For full minutes of the meeting….
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Our Pilates class has proved so popular that we are running a second session from September. It will take place in the Parwich Memorial Hall from 7.15-8.15pm on Wednesdays. There are 5 more spaces left for this class.

The teacher is Tricia Durdey who trained with the Pilates Foundation. She is based in Wirksworth where she has a Pilates studio .

The costs of the classes are £7 per session payable in advance for a half termly block. Concessions are available.

The class is for beginners and all levels of fitness or decrepitude can be catered for!

If you are interested please ring Rebecca on 390318

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Three bands – Mankala Beat, Más Y Más and Quirky Turquoise – are due to take the stage on Saturday 16th August, 7pm – 11.30pm for an outdoor mini festival behind the Lime Kiln pub in Wirksworth.

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After 1 ½ hours and super presentations by all, planning permission was granted.


Subject to funding this is how our new Memorial Hall will look.

The first item on the Agenda was a rebuild of the village hall at Over Haddon, which was approved unanimously by the Committee. They are currently also going for the same Big Lottery Fund grant as we are. Then came Parwich Memorial Hall. Between 45 and 50 people from Alsop, Parwich, etc attended the meeting, ranging from the very young to the more mature, and a very enthusiastic bunch we were to. The Chair of the Planning Committee had to request that we did not clap after a spontaneous burst of applause followed the first speaker.  (more…)

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Ashbourne Show – Tomorrow

Saturday sees the 17th Ashbourne Show, run by Ashbourne Shire Horse Society.  The Show provides a wonderful day out with entertainment and competitions for people of all ages and every background.

The Show is held each year in the beautiful estate village of Osmaston, situated two miles from Ashbourne.  There is free parking at the site or a free bus from Homebase. 

Gates open at 9am.  Adult £7.00  Concessions £5.50  Children £3.50  Under 5’s – Free

There will be over 100 top quality food hall, trade and craft stands and 100’s of high quality exhibits in all of livestock, shire, light horse and dog sections.  Regular attractions include: a range of livestock & light horses.  Other attractions include competitions and displays by associated clubs and societies, Handicraft & Horticulture, Dog Show, WI, Cage Bird Show, Young Farmers and a Photographic display.

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We need your support at tomorrow’s Planning Committee hearing our application for redeveloping the Memorial Hall.

The Planning Committee meeting starts at 10am Friday 15th Aug and is in the Conference Room at the Bakewell Agricultural Business Centre.  We are second on the Agenda after an application for a new village hall at Over Haddon, so you will need to be there by 10-15am.

Help show how much we care about the future of our community hall facilities.  Click here for directions.  Email parwich@hotmail.co.uk or phone Jane on tel. 665 if would like a lift or if you have empty spaces in your car.

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