Archive for January, 2009

Although this work will have no impact on our community, it is only about 9 miles away and many of us may drive, walk or work in that area, so it may be of interest to read the Peak Park’s official press release.

Tearsall Quarry work given provisional go-ahead

A mining company’s application to work a Peak District open cast quarry for six years has been approved.

Members of the Peak District National Park Authority decided by 10 votes to eight to allow Glebe Mines to work Tearsall Quarry, on Bonsall Moor, near Matlock, due to exceptional circumstances secured by a legal agreement.

It followed an offer by Glebe Mines to give up its rights to quarry minerals at another environmentally sensitive site called Peak Pasture, on the eastern edge of Longstone Edge, near Bakewell, for at least four years while extraction takes place at Tearsall Quarry. (more…)

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PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
At 7.30pm ten minutes will be made available for members of the public to ask questions or comment on Parish Council matters.

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Nifty Netballers strike again

netball1The Parwich ladies romped to a very convincing win last night in Leek. The final score was 26-4 and it has to be said that the defending players – Sarah, Nia and Ruth did not break into a sweat! All sweating was left to Olivia Flowers, who has returned to the Parwich team after short child rearing break. Straight back in at GA she was darting around the D and popping the ball neatly in the net. Janette (also a Flower….) was on fine form launching impossible looking shots which sailed through the hoop without touching the sides. (more…)

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Always a welcome sight.

Is this wonderful photo taken by John F-S an indication that Spring is just around the corner?  Certainly the recent milder weather seems to be encouraging some new growth, let’s just hope that it is not too premature!

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This week’s Stunner

The Ashbourne News Telegraph is in the shops again today, as well as being available electronically. Click on the image of this week’s front paper to see the paper in full on-line (to be added when available). Click here to find out about getting it emailed to you on a regular basis.

There are a few items relating to our immediate area this week:

  • p.3 Stray dog attacked a young goat in Tissington (although this is not in our immediate area, it is not far for a dog to travel).
  • p.6 Tom’s Strictly success is cited as a reason for taking up the opportunity for ballroom dancing classes.
  • p.19 The death of Don Lowndes prompted a full page Memory Lane feature on Ashbourne Amateur Boxing Club
  • p.25 Good to see Debbie’s cheerful smile, as she recommends volunteering activities to help get you fit (to find out more on local volunteering contact the Volunteer Centre)
  • p.46 Ashbourne Dominoes League: Div C Sycamore stands in 4th position

However you might also be interested in the these additional articles: (more…)

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February newletter from PC Ian Cooper

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                             Update from your local officer
                             February 2009

 

I hope you all had a safe and enjoyable Christmas and New Year.  At the New Year we had a good Mappleton Boat Race and Bridge jump. The event only impacts on us for a few hours each year, and does raise money for charity. We had no problems, and the one way system seems to continue to work well. Thank you to residents, and visitors to the event, for your co operation with this.

Across our Section we have, in recent weeks had a few cars broken into, and a few outbuildings broken into in rural locations. Some have occurred on our area, and are worth mentioning to you. (more…)

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February Film Night

February's main film night
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Parwich School Newsletter 20

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Click to access in PDF format.

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Books for Schools Tokens

Free books for schools

Please put any Books for Schools tokens from the Times and Sunday Times in the box at the Shop in the Sycamore or drop them off at Parwich Primary School.  For 12 weeks:

The Times and The Sunday Times will be printing 12 Books for Schools tokens; four in The Sunday Times in the News Review section, three on Saturday in The Times in the Books section and one each day from Monday to Friday in Times2 for parents and teachers to collect.

So please collect the tokens for Parwich Primary School.

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Parwich Oddfellows are planning a St George’s Day Parade this year on Sunday 26th April and are holding three quizzes to raise money for the event.

The first is:

Festive 3 Quiz
8pm Wednesday 28th January
Sycamore Inn, Parwich
Entry £1-00 per head

Look out for the dates for the February and March Quizzes to be announced soon.  Click here to find out more about St George.

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Weather round up

Here is last week’s statistics from the Weather Man on the Hill:

 

Rainfall

in mm

Pressure

in Mb am

Pressure

in Mb pm

Temperature in ºC

Max

Min

Sun 18th

0

993.3

997.9

6.4

1.6

Mon 19th

8

987.6

983.8

3.7

0.3

Tue 20th

1

990.2

996.1

5.7

-0.2

Wed 21st

6

1001.4

1002.6

5.7

0.1

Thurs 22nd

16

985.4

991.3

8.3

2.3

Fri 23rd

2

979.2

987.0

5.4

1.3

Sat 24th

0

990.2

996.8

6.5

0.3

Total

33

 

Average

5.1

0.8

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History Society AGM

Local History Society AGM

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Netball Success

netballCongratulations to Parwich Netball Team who began the spring season (the snowdrops are beginning to appear, but Spring!) with a 12 – 6 victory last night in the Leek Netball League.

The team was Olivia, Jan, Wendy, Jannette, Ruth (From the Bluebell), Sarah  and Nia. They have been coached by ex England netballer Amanda Johnson for an added dimension!!!!

They play weekly so we should get regular up-dates.  (Hopefully Nia will produce some match reports as entertaining as those on the Wakes Children’s Sports.)

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Many hands made light work on Wednesday night at Blanche Meadow where some new faces were welcomed to help fold the latest community letter and put them into envelopes.

This boring task was helped along with coffee and lots of chatty ideas about how to raise more funds for our new Memorial Hall. The extra help was very welcome and the task took only one and a half hours instead of the usual three. The new helpers have gamely offered to help distribute the letters around the village – one way to help walk off those Christmas mince pies!

If there is anyone living in Ballidon or Pikehall who would deliver letters in their area that would be a great help. Please phone Patti Beasley on 390206 if you would like to help the New Build in any way at all.

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At last week’s Peak District National Park Authority’s visit to Parwich, planning issues cropped up at various points through the afternoon, and took up most of the Parish Council & public slot.  Now is our chance to say how we want local policy on planning applications to develop in the Park.

The Authority are now consulting on their Local Development Framework that will set the local policies for future planning decisions.  The consultation period runs to the 10th of April, but there is a lot of information to assimilate.  Those that are willing, please start looking now and share your thoughts with us here at PARWICH.ORG, or with your Parish Council or with Parwich Village Action Group.  Alternatively let the Authority know your thoughts directly via policy@peakdistrict.gov.uk 

(If you can’t face wading through the complex set of documents involved in the consultation share your thoughts on and experiences of the local planning process any way.)

This will impact on all who live and/or work in the Park.  For the Authority’s press release (more…)

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School Newsletters – Update

Here is a summary update of the School Newsletters 17, 18 and 19:

Newsletters 17, 18 & 19 update

Click on the letter to download as a pdf

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In memory of Don Lowndes

Here are the notes his family prepared for the Vicar to read at Don Lowndes funeral yesterday (Wednesday) and some photographs sent by his daughter Linda.  Once met, Don was not someone you forgot:

Don was born in Parwich in 1926. His Mother and Father were Harley and Kitty Lowndes. He had a sister Peggy and a brother Cyril.

He went to school in Parwich, and then joined Barnes’s in Ashbourne to an apprenticeship to become a ‘Black Smith’. He joined the Royal Navy in approximately 1942, and served in Portsmouth, then due to an accident, he was forced to come back to Parwich, where he became the village Black Smith, making thousands!!! of gates, which are probably still hanging today.

His passions at the time included Boxing – he was the DABA County Champion in 1950. In the late 90’s he was a major instigator of The Revived Ashbourne Boxing Club, which still operates today. 

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Friday’s Film

January Film

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This week’s Stunner

click here to see paper on-lineThe Ashbourne News Telegraph is in the shops again today, as well as being available electronically. Click on the image of this week’s front paper to see the paper in full on-line. Click here to find out about getting it emailed to you on a regular basis.

There are a few items relating to our immediate area this week:

  • p.8 ACE Youth Worker Trust, a Parwich-based Methodist Church organisation, is to receive nearly £4,000 raised at a police auction of goods confiscated by courts in Derbyshire.
  • p.22 Decision to be made soon on a planning application to extend cow-shed at Hill Top Farm, Parwich.
  • p.43 The funeral of Don Lowndes, a well known former Parwich resident, was today.  The paper contains a comprehensive obituary.  (PARWICH.ORG would like to extend our sympathy to the family of this remarkable man.)
  • p.44 Ashbourne Town Darts results and league tables.
  • p.46 Cavendish Dominoes results and league table.
  • p.48 Ashbourne Dominoes league table.

However you might also be interested in the these additional articles: (more…)

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No fish & chips this week

For those that have not seen it, there is a notice on the Green, apologising for the interruption in the service, but saying the Fish n’ Chip van will be back 7pm to 8pm Friday 30th January.

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Don’t forget Parwich Primary School is again participating in Bag 2 School, where second hand clothing is exchanged for money. This is a fantastic fundraiser for us and a great way for you to create space in your wardrobe for all the new things you have been picking up in the sales. Bring your unwanted clothing, bedding, curtains, soft toys, shoes, belts and handbags to School. There is still time to have a good sort out for next Monday.

Children take your blue bags to School on Monday 26th Jan or by 9am on the Tuesday. Everyone else please leave your unwanted adults’ and children’s clothing, bedding, curtains, soft toys, shoes, belts and handbags in the School porch on the afternoon of Monday 26th January ready for collection on the next day.

Thank you
Parwich Primary School PTA

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Weekly weather summary

Here is last week’s report from our Weatherman on the Hill:

 

Rainfall

in mm

Pressure

in Mb am

Pressure

in Mb pm

Temperature in ºC

Max

Min

Sun 11th

0

1017.5

1013.9

7.6

0.4

Mon 12th

14

1008.2

1006.2

8.7

7.2

Tue 13th

0

1007.1

1009.4

6.8

4.2

Wed 14th

1

1013.6

1013.7

1.6

-3.1

Thurs 15th

2

1010.0

1011.7

6.0

0.7

Fri 16th

3

1011.0

1010.7

7.4

3.0

Sat 17th

8

1004.6

1000.5

8.1

4.6

Total

28

 

Average

6.6

2.4

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Although outside our immediate area, some readers might interested that the long running dispute has ended, with the withdrawal of planning permission for quarrying near the historic remains on Stanton Moor.  The original permission granted in the 1950s when the National Park was created has now been revoked.  (more…)

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Townhead House

Following the photographs of Townhead House in a post last year, thank you to Eileen Brownson for sending us several photographs of an oil painting of the house:

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Eileen indicates that this is one of several pictures that

were painted by my Gd Mother Fanny (Brooks) Brownson The little girl was my Auntie Laura Brownson They are oil paintings, we have them here, unfortunately some are badly damaged, my daughter JoAnn has had a few repaired but that is very expensive, the other pictures are of Scottish cattle, I didn’t include those. All are signed by my gd mother and dated, barely recognizable. Glad you can share them with everyone interested.

Given the difficulties in photographing paintings here is another shot of the same view. (more…)

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This letter is currently in the process of being posted to all members of the community.

To all members of the communities of Parwich, Ballidon, Alsop-en le Dale and Pike Hall:

You will have heard the great news just before Christmas that Parwich has been awarded £500,000 by the Big Lottery Fund towards our new memorial hall. This is the maximum grant that has been awarded in the country. The team were particularly pleased by the comment from the BLF representative that it was one of the most impressive bids that they had received. This means that we really can have our long awaited hall – BUT we need more help.

Read on to find out the current state of play, including all funding details.

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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.

Hope CroftParwich Lees Cottage
LenscliffeSmithy Lane

The 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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On Tuesday 13th January the Peak District National Park on their visit to Parwich were represented by:

With for the second part of the afternoon there also being

The afternoon included visits to the Pub and the School, followed by a series of meetings in the Memorial Hall.  Thank you to everyone who participated in the visit and helped report back.  Here are our write ups of most of those sessions, and we will add reports on the remaining when/if they become available: (more…)

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By now many of you in the village will have received information relating to the appeal for funds to repair various areas of the church.  To this end it has been suggested that a calendar of events be publicised for this year and a small group within the PCC has met and agreed a number of events.

We very much hope that these will be enjoyable occasions and that you will support as many as you can, seeing them as both fund-raising and social opportunities. (more…)

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Pre School Newsletter

Dear Parents,                                                                       12th January 2009

Welcome and thank you!

Welcome back to a new term and a new year.
Felicity and I would like to thank you and the children for the lovely Christmas presents we received.
A special welcome to Maisy H who has joined us on Thursdays. (more…)

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Parwich in the papers

On Tuesday Parwich had two mentions in the Derby Evening Telegraph (sorry we did not pick up the links earlier):

  • an update on those still out of their homes because of last September’s flooding (click here to read the article).
  • a note on Tuesday’s Peak District National Park Authority’s visit to the village (click here to read the article).  Currently we are gathering comments from the groups involved to post a report on the day here at PARWICH.ORG.

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Community Champions

Derby Evening Telegraph are seeking nominations for their 2009 Community Champions awards.  Evening Telegraph editor Steve Hall said:

The Community Champions awards gives us the chance to recognise the work of those who have helped improve the lives of others and asked for nothing in return.

The nominations last year were fantastic and I’m sure that the standard this year will be just as high.

Click here to find out more about this.

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This Week’s Ashbourne News Telegraph

14th Jan 2009The Ashbourne News Telegraph is in the shops again today, as well as being available electronically.  Click on the image of this week’s front paper to see the paper in full on-line.  Click here to find out about getting it emailed to you on a regular basis.

There are a few items relating to our immediate area this week:

  • p.2 Diesel stolen from lorries’ fuel tanks at Longcliffe between 5pm Monday 5th and 5pm Tuesday 6th Jan (please report any information to the Police on tel 0345 123 333)
  • p.9 Simon Ingham would rather not be in the paper this week as Bennetts announce five redundancies
  • p.9 Planning application has been submitted to convert existing barns to holiday accommodation at Cold Eaton Farm (click here for details of the application)
  • p.29 The record level of hits for PARWICH.ORG last month resulted in part from Tom’s Strictly Come Dancing success (see our post on the December figures)
  • p.46 Hartington and District Darts and Dominoes: results both the teams from the Legion and the Sycamore and their league postitions
  • p.47 Ashbourne Town Darts (results on-line)

However you might also be interested in the these additional articles: (more…)

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Nottingham

A coach is being organised for those who wish to attend the licensing service at St. Mary’s church, Nottingham on Sunday 22nd February at 3.30 pm.  The cost will be £6 for adults and £3 for children – please enter your name on the list in the church if you wish to come.

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Sun and frost

The sun and frost in recent days have been especially dramatic – there are also a lot of natural sounds to listen to when all else is still in the village!

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Thefts last night

There were a couple of thefts locally last night including items stolen from a car in the Creamery Lane/Church Walk area.  We will provide more information when the Police report comes in, but in the meantime be on your guard and if you saw anything suspicious contact Derbyshire Police on Tel: 0345 123 3333

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Money for old clothes

Parwich Primary School is again participating in Bag 2 School, where good quality second hand clothing is exchanged for money. This is a fantastic fundraiser for us and a great way for you to create space in your wardrobe for all the new things you have been picking up in the sales.  Bring your unwanted adults’ and children’s clothing, bedding, curtains, soft toys, shoes, belts and handbags to School. Last time we raised about £100 (with a collection of ½ tonne) but will get better terms for this repeat collection (£300 per tonne) so start looking out your contribution.

Children take your blue bags to School on Monday 26th Jan or by 9am on the Tuesday. Everyone else please leave your unwanted adults’ and children’s clothing, bedding, curtains, soft toys, shoes, belts and handbags in the School porch on the afternoon of Monday 26th January ready for collection on the next day.

Thank you
Parwich Primary School PTA

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Course Full

Just a few minutes

JUST A FEW MINUTES EMERGENCY SUPPORT
9am to 5pm, 31st January Memorial Hall

The above course is now full.

Places are strictly limited due to the space available in the hall. However if you would like to go on a waiting list in case anyone drops out – or if you would like to put your name down for the next course which we are hoping to arrange please phone 390 529 or email martin@orchidserve.com

Jean and Martin Compton,
for Parwich First Responders

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Back by popular demand

The January alternative film slot is being used for the return by popular demand of something more mainstream:

January Film

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Dawn’s rosy fingers.

Well, this morning’s dawn certainly got people reaching for their cameras. Here is another fantastic photo from John F-S.

Sunday morning

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