Archive for May, 2009

What’s on Where this Week

What’s on Where this Week

Date Time Event Location
Monday   School Begins Parwich School
Tueday 7.30pm Council Meeting Memorial Hall
Wednesday 8pm Memorial Hall Committee Meeting Memorial Hall
Saturday 8.40-9.15am Saturday Morning Rubbish Collection Alsop
Sunday 2pm Nadin Cup Competition Bowling Club
Sunday 6.30pm Evensong Parwich Church

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Weather on a Sunny Sunday

Last week’s weather data:

Rainfall

in mm

Pressure

in Mb am

Pressure

in Mb pm

Temperature in ºC

Max

Min

Sun 24th

0

1016.3

1018.6

22.8

4.7

Mon 25th

1

1016.0

1012.8

20.2

6.0

Tue 26th

3

1006.8

1015.9

17.0

8.0

Wed 27th

4

1016.7

1012.6

16.5

6.7

Thu 28th

0

1019.0

1024.4

23.4

12.5

Fri 29th

0

1025.4

1023.8

24.9

8.5

Sat 30th

0

1023.6

1025.4

23.6

9.1

Total

8

Average

21.2

7.9

Hopefully this sunny spell will last into the week!

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Special Sunny Saturday

What a beautiful day!

It was one of those days when the weather was so perfect that everything felt special.  The barbeques came out, people enjoyed their gardens and the pub beer garden was put to good use.

Morning interest was provided by the first Cycling Plus Sportive event which chose to come through Parwich as part of their 100 mile route. Starting from the Donnington area over 500 cyclists took part in the event. Looking at the event website, many participants found the Peak District section the most enjoyable.

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This is an incredibly important opportunity that Martin, Jean & The First Responders are providing for us all.  None of us ever knows when we might be faced with an adult, child or baby choking, a heart attack or a family member or friend who suddenly loses consciousness.

On Saturday 13th June, between 10am & 5pm make time to call into the Memorial Hall, even if it is just for a few minutes & you can be shown quickly & safely how you could save someone’s life – that life may belong to someone very close to you.   Just 5 Minutes to Save a Life – Make room in your diary for this date.       Click on post to enlarge.JUST_5_MINUTES_BHF_POSTER 111

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Trip to Lincoln – 9th June

Places are still available on the Over 60’s trip to Lincoln on Tuesday 9th June.  Everyone is welcome and tickets for non-members are £10.  The bus leaves The Green at 8am and there will be plenty of time to explore Lincoln. 

This fascinating city is a mix of Roman, Norman and Medieval.  With the modern shops at the bottom of the city, there is a delightful ‘walk’ up Steep Hill to the olde shops, full of characters & charm.   The top of the hill is dominated by the Norman Castle and the magnificent Cathedral.  The Cathedral is holding an exhibition linked to the recently released film “Young Victoria” in which Lincoln Cathedral was the location for the coronation scenes. It includes the replica Edward I Coronation Chair made for the film.   To reserve a place ring Alan on 279

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The next Parwich Parish Council meeting is at 7-30pm Tuesday 2nd June.  Click here to access the agenda as a pdf.

Don’t forget that the public can ask to address the meeting at the start, and that you can attend the meeting as an observer.  They will be discussing, among other things, the Flooding survey, the new substation on the Memorial Hall site and the new planning application for the change of use of the former Spar Shop.

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The Memorial Hall committee have just heard the fantastic news that they have secured a grant of £25,000 from the Local Authority schools/Parwich School towards the building of our new hall. The funding committee are very encouraged that grant sources are impressed with the plans for a new hall to serve the community and are hopeful we shall get an equally successful response from other Fund holders who are currently considering our applications.

There has also been a very generous anonymous donation of £2,000 towards Project Parwich and also £15 from Judith in North Carolina. Thank you both whoever you are and it’s lovely that someone so far away wants to help. Judith, if you are ever in England after next summer, come and visit us and have a cup of tea in our new hall.

(This is in addition to the £721,100 currently on the thermometer, as we need to wait for our technical adviser to return from holiday to update it.)

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Village SOS

Village SOS is a major new initiative from the Big Lottery Fund and the BBC. They will be searching for six UK villages with a great enterprise idea to benefit their community. They are also looking for six enterprising individuals to act as Village Champions and help them achieve their ambitions. There will be a chance to show the nation, what villages can do with a community enterprise idea and what change it can achieve in rural areas.

To find out more, tune into the One Show on BBC One on 01, 02, 03 June at 7pm. If you miss the broadcasts, log on to www.bbc.co.uk/villagesos after 01 June.

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In flight

curlewCurlew in flight –  JF-S

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Update from your local Officer         June 2009

 

 

Over the past month it has been fairly quiet. We’ve had just one incident involving thefts. Overnight on 9th May 2009, someone stole aerials from cars parked at The Dog and Partridge, Thorpe. We have, in recent months, had a couple of incidents involving prowlers within Thorpe village. Please ring us if you disturb someone or have any suspicions about persons around the village at night. We recently received a good call from a member of the public in Kniveton. They were reporting a suspicious person approaching premises in the village. Police attended and checked the person out. He turned out to be the owner of the property. We really don’t mind attending these calls. Genuine people don’t mind being checked, and most find it reassuring that people take the time to notice things and ring us. (more…)

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The Stunner

Aplogies that The Stunner post is a day late, but other events took over.  However, having just popped down to our shop and picked up the News Telegraph, I can report that Parwich (as far as I can see) doesn’t feature very prominantly in this week’s paper.  So this will be a very short post!!  Click here for your online copy.

p20 & p21Ashbourne’s new Mayor, Caroline Cooper, was born & brought up in Parwich before moving to Ashbourne 40 years ago.
p1 &2 – Our MP, Patrick McLoughlin, the Tory chief whip, faces the wrath of voters as he joins the ever growing list of MP’s with expenses claims – but he has ruled out paying any money back himself because ‘the rule book said it was okay’!

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We have received a post from Keith Parsons expressing his personal views about the Memorial Hall, which we have printed in full.  In the interests of balance we have included some relevant responses and they are at the bottom of the post. (more…)

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Recently someone had an email to parwich@hotmail.co.uk bounced with an error message, saying the email address was not valid. They contacted a member of the blog team directly, and we suggested they try sending it again. The second time it came through OK. This may have been an isolated incident, but do let us know if anyone else has had problems. You can do this either by adding a comment below or speaking to one of the team (Mike A, Jane B, Lynne G, Mike H, Emma S or Peter T).

When emailing the hotmail account, if you do not hear back from us within a few days, either on the blog or directly, please contact one of the team in person.

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An asbestos survey has been done today in the Memorial Hall and where samples have been taken large patches of blue tape have been placed over the sample area. Please do not disturb the patches as they maybe required for cross referencing once samples have been analysed at the lab.

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In the current (June 2009) edition of The English Garden magazine, you can find a six-page photo-feature on the garden at Creamery Cottage.

The feature (“Peak of perfection”) starts on page 42 of the magazine. At the end of the article, there’s a plug for Parwich Gardens Open Day on Sunday June 21st – so let’s hope that the magazine sends a few more horticultural enthusiasts in our direction!

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Hoodlums in Parwich Garden

PEACOCKS

peacockSince Saturday my garden is being trashed and my poultry terrorised by the hoodlum antics of a pair of Peafowl. The worst part about it is that they seem to be thoroughly enjoying themselves here and are showing no signs of moving on.

Will the owner please come to claim them as soon as possible.

Michael Hart tel: 456.

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JUNIOR TENNIS COACHING

Parwich Tennis Club has just secured the services of Gareth Richards to provide 6 weeks of tennis coaching to the children of the village.

The dates are: 6, 13, 20 June and 4, 11, 18 July.

  • 10am – 10.40am will be for 5 – 7 yr olds
  • 10.40am -11.20am will be for 8 – 11 yr olds
  • 11.20am – noon will be for the stronger 11+ age group

Cost is £18 per child for all 6 sessions (only £3 per session…..) if paid up front or you can pay weekly but the cost will be £4 per session.

All equipment is provided, just turn up but please wear trainers!

Please call Nia for more information on 390661

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Our thanks to John F-S, Kevin S and Ben B for supplying these images – and do pay particular attention to the “Samson” well, as Parwich’s very own Jane B had a hand in its construction!

Jane’s well dressing diary posts can be found here, here and here.

Please click each image to enlarge it.



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What JFS reveals:
You need a drink on a hot Sunday

Outside the Sycamore

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Michelin-starred art.

Restaurant Sat Bains, Nottinghamshire’s only Michelin-starred restaurant, is displaying two new works by Lewis Noble in its main dining room. The restaurant recently scored 5/5 in the Daily Telegraph, where Jasper Gerard wrote that Sat Bains “is the most wildly inventive chef to emerge from Britain since Heston Blumenthal.


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The following issues raised here at PARWICH.ORG will be forwarded to all the local candidates for the upcoming County Council elections and to the four MEPs that are standing again.  We have not contacted all the European election candidates as there are some 80, but if there are any others you particularly want to respond let us know.  Hopefully those contacted will comment below in the lead up to the elections.

Dear County Council & European Parliamentary Candidates

We are contacting you on behalf of PARWICH.ORG (https://parwich.org/), a community website covering the villages of Alsop en le Dale, Ballidon, Parwich and Pikehall split between the Dovedale and Wirksworth Divisions. These Derbyshire villages are within the Peak District National Park.

The following issues have been raised on the website by members of our communities over the last year or so: Roads & Traffic, the Peak District National Park Authority, Environment and Maintaining a Balanced Community(more…)

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The weekly weather summary

Last week’s weather data:

Rainfall

in mm

Pressure

in Mb am

Pressure

in Mb pm

Temperature in ºC

Max

Min

Sun 17th

3

1007.1

999.8

12.5

3.4

Mon 18th

8

1002.9

1006.3

14.0

7.0

Tue 19th

3

1009.7

1007.8

12.7

6.4

Wed 20th

10

1012.6

1011.5

16.0

6.0

Thu 21st

4

1009.6

1010.0

16.7

7.1

Fri 22nd

0

1011.7

1013.1

14.5

7.0

Sat 23rd

0

1013.0

1014.5

20.4

10.0

Total

28

Average

15.3

6.7

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What’s on Where this Week

What’s on Where this Week

Date Time Event Location
Sunday & Monday 11am-5pm Derbyshire Open Arts
all across Derbyshire
including venues in the village
4 Church Walk &  Flaxdale House
Sunday-Wednesday   Tissington Well Dressings Tissington
Monday 11am-4pm Tea & Cakes in the Churchyard Alsop Church
Monday 6pm Introduction to Bowling
Come and find out more.
Bowling Club

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Tea & cakes

Tomorrow sees the penultimate Tea & Cakes in the Churchyard at Alsop-en-le-Dale, everyone is welcome anytime between 11am – 4pm.  The weather looks like it is going to be gorgeous, so come and relax, enjoy the views and sample some of the delicious cakes.

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Looking for a Osteopath?

Steve Marshall of Peak Osteopathy has been recommended before by other members of the village and I have to endorse this, having had him sort out several of my different neck and back problems since Christmas.  He has now moved from Alport to Wirksworth. His new clinic is next to the Town Hall on Coldwell Street and there is parking opposite. His contact details are the same – 01629 636997 – 07870 116123 – spinalchap@hotmail.com – Peak Osteopathy, Town Hall Buildings, Coldwell Steet, Wirksworth, DE4 4EU.

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Hazel hurdle available

Does anyone want a hazel hurdle, 6ft x 6ft ? Its propped up outside our garage if you want to look at it.
Rebecca, Knob Hall – 390318

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From today until Monday there will again be the Derbyshire Open Arts Festival, this will see around 130 artists exhibiting their work at a range of venues throughout the county.  For a brochure click here.  This is a really fantastic weekend  – a chance to enjoy some great art and also to explore some different areas of the Peak District and Derbyshire.
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Darts_banner_09Bank Holiday Weekend – Sat 23rd – Mon 25th 
11am – 5pm – Free Entry to all exhibitions

 Ruby Hickmott and Gillian Radcliffe invite you to visit their studios in Parwich.  Come and see them at Work!!

rubyRuby at 4 Church Walk    

 

 
GillGill at Flaxdale House 


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Derbyshire police have received a number of reports over the past few days of people visiting residents, offering goods for sale such as household goods, pressure washers, tarmac, etc., and males in hi-viz jackets looking for scrap and going through storage drums at business premises.

Please make a note of the registration numbers of suspicious vehicles and call the police at the time of the incident on 0345 123 33 33. Door to door callers must hold a Pedlars Certificate. Always obtain several written quotes before agreeing that work can be carried out at your property. 

If you have any information relating to incidents or crimes, please call 0345 123 33 33. In an emergency call 999. Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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The Stepping Stones Pre-school have been doing lots of lovely things and they would like to share some photos with us.
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After a walk around Parwich when the children were looking for signs of Spring, they then made these pictures of trees.

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The children went on a visit to Ashbourne Library for a special ‘Storytime’ after which the children enjoyed choosing books to take home. The squash and biscuits were popular too!  There is now a display of their work in the children’s section of the library.  Why not pop in and have a look.

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Hognaston Church Flower Festival
Thursday – Bank Holiday Monday – 10am-6.30pm

Tea, Cakes & Plants available
The theme is ‘Past and Present’ and includes some very innovative ideas, the milliners with hats made of flowers, the dressmaker with a dummy draped in flowers & fabric and so much more.  Here are some photos to wet your appetite.  Click on the photos to enlarge them.

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This is the fourth and final instalment of our issues for candidates posts covering Environmental issues.  Also please use this post to add any additional comments relating to any local issues not already covered that you want raising with the candidates.

Environment

Do add any comments below on these or any other issues you want raising with the County Council and European Parliament candidates.  We will be forwarding the results to the candidates over the week end.

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Film Night – June 12th

film JuneWinner of 8 Oscars, this amazing film needs no introduction.

PG 15 Parwich Memorial Hall
Friday 12th June – 7.45pm –  Free Entrance.

Refreshments
Raffle

Big screen
Silent projection
Hi Fi Sound

Special hi-fi headphones for those with hearing difficulties, please ask.

The story of Jamal Malik, an 18 year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai, who is about to experience the biggest day of his life. With the whole nation watching, he is just one question away from winning a staggering 20 million rupees on India’s “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?”

But when the show breaks for the night, police arrest him on suspicion of cheating; how could a street kid know so much? Desperate to prove his innocence, Jamal tells the story of his life in the slum where he and his brother grew up, of their adventures together on the road, of vicious encounters with local gangs, and of Latika, the girl he loved and lost.

Each chapter of his story reveals the key to the answer to one of the game show’s questions. Intrigued by Jamal’s story, the jaded Police Inspector begins to wonder what a young man with no apparent desire for riches is really doing on this game show? When the new day dawns and Jamal returns to answer the final question, the Inspector and sixty million viewers are about to find out…

COMING TO PARWICH on 19th June 8pm…  Book this date in your diaries

The World Premiere showing of the Parwich Oddfellows Parade 2008! An hour long film featuring some of Parwich’s best known characters, interviews, and the history of the Oddfellows.

Ever wondered why they hold little fingers, or have white sticks, or why they are Odd? Come on the 19th to find the answers to all your questions.

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Hydrangea smallToday is the day when each Well has to be finished ready for the 6pm setting up.  From lunchtime on Day 2 and throughout Day 3 this is probably the most satisfying and varied part of the dressing, as we are now placing different coloured petals to create the side pieces, which will complement the central picture.  Some petals, like the hydrangeas are easier (I didn’t say easy) to work with, because the petal is thicker. Kingcup small (Most pictures will enlarge if you click on them.)

Working with the kingcups or marsh marigolds are much harder, the petals are thin, tear easily and you have to be extremely careful when pressing them into the clay, so as not to get any clay on the petals or bruise them. (more…)

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Is your family safe from fire?

There were surprisingly few at the Fire Safety meeting last night, but we all learnt important messages.

  • Did you know that the Fire Service will supply and fit smoke alarms free of charge, and that modern alarms are sealed units that last for 10 years (no batteries to change)?
  • Or if you are over 60, our own Brian, part of Derbyshire’s HandyMan Network, will supply and fit alarms free of charge – phone 0845 850 8013
  • Keep room doors closed at night to keep safe
  • Don’t use a chip fryer, a big source of fires.
  • Hair straighteners, curling tongs and hairdryers can be a problem, as they become hot, and then are left on a surface which could ignite.
  • Best not to leave the TV on standby at night, turn it off.
  • Overloading electrical sockets with adaptors and multiways can be a problem.
  • Best not to run the washing machine at night or when you are out- a fault could cause a fire.

Many thanks to the Ashbourne crew who came to talk to us- they can be contacted below, and thanks to the Parish Council, who sponsored this meeting.

Thank you to Martin for sending in this post.   Click on poster to enlarge.

fire notice 1

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Although this post has some overlap with the previous instalment, it is worth looking at the factors that impact on us as rural communities separately.  What do you want raising with the candidates for the upcoming elections:

Community

Here are some of the issues previously raised on PARWICH.ORG: (more…)

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This week’s Stunner

You can read the Ashbourne News Telegraph online or buy it in the Sycamore.

p.2 – Preparing for Well festival: an article on the preparations for this year’s Tissington well dressings.

p.5 – Artists’ work going on show in County – an article about various Derbyshire artists showing their work over this bank holiday weekend – including mentions of Ruby Hickmott and Gillian Radcliffe showing their work in Parwich.

pp.24/5 – Crowds turn out in force for charity – while Sandra and Rebecca walked through London, local fund-raisers walked the circumference of Carsington Water in their bras, also in support of breast cancer charities.

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Events this weekend

A brief look at some of the best events on this weekend.

Tissington Well Dressings Thursday to Wednesday – all day. Blessing of the Wells 11am on Thursday.  Lunches and Teas in the Village Hall and The Old Coach House. A short film show showing the creation and history behind the Well Dressings – in the Methodist Church.

Hognaston Flower Show-“PAST & PRESENT” from Thursday to Monday, 10am-6.30pm at Hognaston Church.  Homemade refreshments available in the Church.Osmaston Wind Band will also be playing on the afternoon of Monday 25th May.
There is also a “Songs of Praise” in Church on Sunday 24th May starting at 7.00 pm; to which all are welcome.

Derbyshire Open ArtsSaturday to Monday, 11am-5pm at venues all over Derbyshire, including Gill Radcliffe at Flaxdale House & Ruby Hickmott at 4 Church Walk.  Entry to all venues is free.

Tea & Cakes in the ChurchyardMonday, 11am-5pm at Alsop Church.

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train ticketA pair of surplus railway tickets – free to a good home!  Why not enjoy a night away in Cardiff.

Derby to Cardiff 4th June 11.37
Cardiff to Derby  5th June 11.45

Ring Martin on 529

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Yew Tree Well, the Well Dressing that I help out on is a real family affair.  The centre of operations is in a barn behind a couple of large farmhouses where 4 generations of the Carr family live, in fact they have been in Tissington for exactly 99 years.  Christopher Carr helped out on this well as a child and saw the Well Dressings restarted in 1950 after the war.  In 1966 Barbara his wife got involved and then their children as soon as they were big enough to perch on a stool and add the petals.  Their son Edward soon had his new wife, Margaret, involved (it probably formed part of the marriage ceremony – “…in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, well dressings each year, till death us do part…”. After only two years Margaret then took over the designing of this well and has done so for the past 19 years. (more…)

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Road repairs and closures

Thank you to Parwich Parish Council for passing on the following information received from Highways:

B5056 Temporary Closure: A 200m stretch of the  B5056 just north of the Bentley Brook in will be closed from Monday 15th June to Friday 26th June in order to investigate the landslip.  The road will be re-opened sooner if possible.  Diverted traffic is expected to use the Via Gellia (A5012) and the Ashbourne to Buxton road (A515). (Click here to read the County Council notice as a pdf.)

A515 Temporary Speed limit: Due to resurfacing the A515, between the Alsop en le Dale turning and the next turning south for Alstonfield, will be subject to a reduced speed limit of 30mph (10mph when in convoy) from Monday 1st June to Friday 17th July.  (Click here to read the County Council notice as a pdf.)

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