Archive for July, 2009

Our very very loved, but very very naughty Golden Retreiver, BART has been missing for approx 16 hours. Although Bart is renowned for “razzling” and running off, it is usually only for about 1 hour max.

BART

We are very worried about him, if anyone should see him, please please let us know! If you don’t know Bart, he is a very dark, almost ginger Golden Retriever, very skinny. He is wearing a blue collar with Tag. (Known by some as the Ginger Fox!) Please, please can everyone keep a look out for Bart, we are all desperately worried about him and want him home.

Please contact us on 01335 390 677 or 0770 290 9484  nicki@theclosefarm.co.uk

THANK YOU!!!!!

This info from Nicki was sent in as a comment, but we have put it in as a post, in the hopes that someone will be able to find Bart.  If we can add a photo we will.

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Have Your Say

Residents across Derbyshire will be given their chance to comment on policing in the county at a series of events. Our nearest event will be on Thursday 13th August -10am-4pm in the Horse and Jockey Yard, Ashbourne.

‘Have Your Say’ was introduced seven years ago as a way to find out what the public thinks about the police service in the county, this year will focus on neighbourhood policing and public confidence in the police service. (more…)

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Interest in allotments

There has been a little interest in our last two posts on the idea of allotments

Parwich & District Horticultural Society discussed the idea at their last committee meeting and offered to co-ordinate any interest and possible garden sites. The easiest option would be to try to bring together those wanting space to grew vegetables with those who had land.  This might be part of a garden that is larger than needed or a re-introduction of the idea of a ‘pingle’ (a corner of a field used to grow vegetables).  Though requiring more long term planning, if there was sufficient demand the best option would be to seek a larger plot for more formal allotments.

If you are interested in having access to land for growing vegetables in Parwich or have land suitable for this, contact parwich@hotmail.co.uk and we will pass the information on to the Horticultural Society.

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This post has been emailed into parwich@hotmail.co.uk

Hello. My name is Diane Brown. At the moment I live in Atlow where I have lived for 12 years. I am looking for a house to rent for now, with a possibility of buying in the longer term: preferably somewhere with 4 bedrooms. I’m sure you’ll all agree that Parwich is a beautiful village, so of course I am interested in finding somewhere there.

I run my own business Potions Club which some of the children in your village have been to, so I’m already a bit known in Parwich. I have been keeping an eye out on your website and will continue to do so. Thank you very much.

Diane Brown (please email via Potions Club on info@potionsclub.com)

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LewisLocal artist Lewis Noble is running a Summer School based at his studio in Parwich during August.  This will run for two weeks Mon-Fri 17-21 Aug and 24-28.  You can attend for either week or both.  The sessions will provide the opportunity to work alongside a professional artist, with the aim to create finished pieces of work from initial conception through development of your ideas and working practice.

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This week’s Stunner

Available in the Sycamore or online:ANT 29 July

p.23 – Painting lesson in the countryside – an article about Lewis Noble’s two landscape painting courses being run during August this summer.  Running from 17-21 August and 24-28 August, the courses cost £350 per week.  Email lewis@nobleart.co.uk if you are interested in booking one of only four places on these courses.

p.24 – Y Not Festival ready to welcome 4,000 revellers – with just days to go, the annual Y Not Festival is gearing up for almost 4,000 revellers to attend.

p.39 – Fell Racing at Parwich – The first in a new series of four fell races for juniors will be held in Parwich from 6.30pm on Tuesday 4 August. There is also a brand new event for adults, the Parwich Panoramic Five.  See posts for the event elsewhere on this website for more details.

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Wanted

Have you got a double bed that you would like to sell, if so Debbie W is looking for one. Please ring her on 568.

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Reminiscing

Hi there!

I just want to say how much I like your site!

I have no links with Parwich now, which makes me feel very sad, but after viewing your site I have a warm glow and stimulated memories.

My father’s was Frank Gibbs, brother of Leonard, Harold,Jessie,Audrey and Kenneth, son of Charles and Norah who lived on Lenscliffe. If any of your viewers have any information or photographs about any of them I would be very, very grateful. Also if anyone has any information of a Christina McMicking, who I never knew but have a piece of writing which she wrote about my father when he became Mayor of Glossop in 1960, I would love to be able to contact her or members of her family.

Parwich is held in soft spot in my heart and will always remain so. The fun I had at Wakes week as a child and even more fun as a teenager!

Keep up the good work!

Carole Bennett (nee Gibbs)

PS. It was great to watch the video of the wakes week walk, I was impressed by the number of young people there, all members of the Oddfellows Society.

Thank you to Carole for sending in this post, if you have any information that you would like us to pass on to her, either add it as a comment or send it to parwich@hotmail.com and we will forward it onto her.

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Have laughs galore with the second version of Parwich’s own Rag Mag.

It’s available now and there are a few copies left – contact Paul on 488.

It costs £2.50 and donations from sales will go to various Parwich Projects / Groups, such as the pre-school.

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Showers coming our way

If we get any clear nights over the next fornight and you’re out after midnight, lie down on the ground away from bright lights, look up into the night sky and admire the meteor showers that we will be seeing in our skies.  The best time to see them is between midnight and dawn.  The showers  should get better and better each night until they reach peak activity on the night of Wednesday 12 August, when you should be able to see as many as 60 “shooting stars” flying through the sky every hour.  JF-S / Graham / Mike H / Colin B / any other local photographers – a photo of a shooting star over Parwich would be fantastic.

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Car Security in Quiet Car Parks

Though it does not seem to be a current problem, we are at that time when car break-ins increase in the car parks on the trails and quieter lanes.  Locally Minninglow and Alsop Station car parks are possible targets.

Try not to leave any valuables in the car, and put jackets, handbags, etc out of sight in the boot.

If you see anything suspicious contact the Police 0345 1233333 (non emergency, for suspicious incidents, etc, requiring prompt attention, and routine calls) or Crimestoppers 0800 555 111 (call anonymously with information about crime).

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The Parwich Panoramic five poster

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Also click here to download an entry form.

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The competition closed this evening with four very close entries.  The correct answers are:

  1. Fair Oak, Monsdale Lane
  2. Blue Bell Cottage, Monsdale Lane
  3. Church Farm, Creamery Lane
  4. Orchard Farm, Monsdale Lane
  5. No. 5 Chestnut Cottages
  6. The Old Shop, The Square (or School Lane)
  7. The Cottage, Lenscliffe
  8. Walnut Cottage, Dam Lane (or Shaw Lane)
  9. The Hall, Smithy Lane
  10. Rookery House, Smithy Lane
  11. The Old Smithy, Smithy Lane
  12. Pool Croft, Smithy Lane
  13. Crown Cottage, Smithy Lane
  14. Rathbone Hall, Kiln Lane
  15. Retlendon, Creamery Lane

Congratulations to CD our winner.   (more…)

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The weather summary

Last week’s readings are:

Rainfall

in mm

Pressure

in Mb am

Pressure

in Mb pm

Temperature in ºC

Max

Min

Sun 19th

8

1007.3

1007.8

17.2

11.4

Mon 20th

0

1009.7

1012.0

20.0

7.6

Tue 21st

8

1009.1

1002.4

17.0

8.9

Wed 22nd

4

999.1

999.6

17.5

11.9

Thu 23rd

2

1000.1

1003.0

20.4

11.5

Fri 24th

10

1006.6

1013.0

18.5

10.1

Sat 25th

0

1015.8

1019.5

21.1

9.8

Total

32

Average

18.8

10.2

At least the rain held off for yesterday’s wedding; the bride and groom looked very handsome driven off in an open carriage.  Best wishes to you both.

However, things are not looking much better for the start of the holiday season.

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Probably nothing

Yesterday afternoon (Friday 24th July) a man in a car stopped near the Memorial Hall to ask an eight year old girl directions to another village. The chances are this was just what it appears to be, someone asking for directions, however the mother, when the child told her about it, was left with an uneasy feeling. Consequently she asked us to put this post on the Blog.

One of the things we value in our community is a sense of security, and the freedom our children have. Nevertheless, it is also important not to be too complacent.

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lady2Tom Chambers and other members of the Waterloo Road cast were photographed by the Manchester Evening News at a show in Manchester.  It was the Lady Boys of Bangkok, and the paper’s website has a couple of excellent photos.

Tom is filming for his new role in Waterloo Road as head teacher of the enlarged school.  He will appear on our TVs in the Autumn.

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Competition closes Sunday evening

There are only a few days left to enter the competition. Click here to print out the pictures. So far we have had just one entry, who just fell short of ten out of ten.  However if no one else enters he will win.

Click on the poster to find out more.

poster

Also if you know any youngsters or anyone that does not have broadband, that might like to have a go, why not print out the pictures for them.

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While we are away on our summer holiday, my sister and her two kids will be having their summer holiday at our house.  Her kids are 18 months and 3 and a half years old.  As we arrived here when our kids were a bit older than that, I don’t know all the best local places to take small children.  Carsington and Chatsworth are the two obvious ones I can think of but does anyone have some more suggestions?  Other ideas are welcome too – for example, good places to take kids to eat.  Thank you, Lynne.

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Happy Birthday Wyatt

Happy Birthday

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Mrs Black`s and Mrs Williamson`s Leaving party 22/07/09

This afternoon saw the leaving party at Parwich Primary School of Joanne Black and Diane Williamson.

What a lovely afternoon it turned out to be. The children gave a presentation of music and song to the teachers, parents and friends, followed by gifts flowers and afternoon tea.

It was a lovely atmosphere and enjoyed by all who attended. We wish them both well in the future.

Tricia Watson and Alison Buckley

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This week in the Stunner

Available as always in the Sycamore or online, this week’s Ashbourne News Telegraph has the following stories:

p.1: Pedal Power to boost trade: A free bike hire scheme and a free minibus will encourage shoppers at the new Marks & Spencers Food Store to travel into Ashbourne town centre to continue their shopping.

p.2: Fond Farewell After 24 years of teaching: an article about Mrs Black’s retirement from the school after 24 years of teaching there.

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The Parwich Panoramic five logoThe big race approaches, The Parwich Panoramic Five fell race is on Tuesday 4th August.  However there is still time to take advantage of the cheaper advance registration at £4 for the Main Event.  Click here to download the entry form.  Don’t worry if you don’t get the form off in time, you can also register on the night of the race at £5, though make sure you allow enough time.

Entry for junior races is free.

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There are still a few places available on the Horticultural Trip to Arley Hall and Gardens tomorrow.  The coach leaves the Green at 9-30am and includes a guided tour of the gardens with the head gardener paid for by the Society.   Costs are £10 for members and £15 for non-members.  If you are interested please ring Liz H on 302.

0414_ArleyHall arley_hall_cheshire_600x

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What’s on Where this Week

What’s on Where this Week

Date Time Event Location
Monday 8pm Memorial Hall Committee Meeting Memorial Hall
Wednesday   Horticultural Trip to Arley Hall & Gardens (Liz H – 302)  
Wednesday from 1.30pm Everyone invited to the leaving party for Mrs Williamson and Mrs Black Parwich School
Wednesday 6pm & 7.15pm Pilates Memorial Hall
Thursday 7pm History Society – Guided Tour of Fenny Bentley Church Fenny Bentley Church
Friday   End of Term  
Sun 26th 10.30am Square Robin Competition Bowling Club
Sun 26th 2.30pm Methodist Service Parwich Church

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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 CroftLenscliffe
PikehallSmithy Lane

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

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The organisers of the Parwich Panoramic Five Fell race are delighted to announce that one of Royal Crown Derby’s exciting new porcelain figurines – appropriately enough a fast cat, has been kindly donated as first prize for the race by Mr Hugh Gibson, Chairman of the famous Derby based fine China manufacturer.

Royal crown derbyThe figurine of the Cheetah is one of a pair produced by top Crown Derby designer Carmen Roome, and there is a companion piece, the baby cheetah so this is part of a mother and baby couple.

The Royal Crown Derby Porcelain Company is a locally owned Company employing about 200 people and manufactures the highest quality English Fine Bone China at its factory on a four and a half acre site on Osmaston Road in Derby. The Company produces bone china tableware, giftware and collectables, for sale primarily in china and glass retailers and department stores, both in the UK and overseas. There is also a popular Visitor Centre at Osmaston Road, providing factory tours, museum, factory shop and restaurant. The present factory was established in 1878 but the business traces its origins to the original factory, which was set up in Nottingham Road in about 1750. Queen Victoria granted permission to include the title “Royal” in the company name in 1890.

The organisers of the Parwich Panoramic Five are delighted to receive such a generous donation which will make a fitting memento for the eventual overall winner of the race, alongside other trophy’s and shields for other race category’s . We have also received an extremely generous donation by Marks and Spencer’s of 100 chocolate lollies, so every junior race entrant will each receive their own tasty memento of the race. 

Thank you to Graham for sending this information in. (more…)

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July 2009
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Open invitation

After many years’ service to Parwich Primary School, Mrs Black and Mrs Williamson are leaving. Staff, pupils and members of the village both past and present are invited to an afternoon of song and music in celebration of their time here. RSVP Parwich Primary School on 01335 390245 or at headteacher@parwich.derbyshire.sch.uk. Please pass on information about this open invitation to anyone who might not be a regular blog reader. We hope to see as many people there as possible.

Invitation

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Hanging basket competition 2009
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Click here to download an entry form as a pdf.

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Go to the Y-Not Festival for free

Volunteer Centre

We still have some volunteering opportunities for the Y-NOT FESTIVAL! (Details are attached: click here for Y-Not Festival Steward and here for Festival Green Police)

Volunteers must be age 16+ and can volunteer on the same shift as their friends which is fun.

When you are not volunteering, you are free (for free!) to enjoy the music.

For more info, contact me at the Volunteer Centre.

Regards

Debbie Webster
Volunteering Development Officer
debbie@vcdd.org.uk

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The week’s weather reading

Last week’s readings are:

Rainfall

in mm

Pressure

in Mb am

Pressure

in Mb pm

Temperature in ºC

Max

Min

Sun 12th

5

1002.2

1005.3

20.0

12.5

Mon 13th

6

1004.2

1005.0

20.7

8.9

Tue 14th

5

1005.3

1006.1

20.3

10.7

Wed 15th

4

1003.3

1009.4

20.5

12.4

Thu 16th

7

1003.9

1010.4

19.9

9.4

Fri 17th

4

1003.5

1004.4

17.9

12.5

Sat 18th

6

1006.4

1008.6

17.9

11.6

Total

37

Average

19.6

11.1

Jet stream is too far south, so not much chance of summer weather in the next week.

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New Vicar Appointed

Excellent news, a new vicar has been appointed to the group benefice of Alsop, Fenny Bentley, Parwich, Thorpe and Tissington.  It is the Rev. Dr. Andy Larkin, who will be moving to our parish at the beginning of January.

new vicar 2

Andy Larkin says of himself:

At present, my family and I live in Brailsford and I work as Curate in five parishes to the south of Ashbourne.

Previous to that, I worked as a chaplain at the Derby Hospitals and as a Curate at St Peter’s, Littleover.

My wife Jo is a secondary school psychology teacher, currently working part time at The Ecclesbourne School in Duffield.

We have been married for sixteen years and have three children, Ben (7), Harry (5) and Maisie (2). (more…)

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The Panoramic Five Fell Race

If you are willing to help either on the Monday 3rd or Tuesday 4th August, with preparations for the race, or during the race, assisting with registration and marshalling, please contact either Paul Drummond (561), Don Higgins (773) or Graham Johnson (344).   It should be a brilliant night.

The Parwich Panoramic five poster

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Competition – win £10

Don’t miss out on our competition. Click here to print out the pictures, so you can go round the village to locate the lights.  So far we have had no entries, which means if you enter, you stand a very good chance of winning.

Click on the poster to find out more.

poster

Also if you know any youngsters or anyone that does not have broadband, that might like to have a go, why not print out the pictures for them.

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Anyone ordering oil?

Do you need to order oil? Nia asked us to say she is about to order some oil, and if anyone else wants to order with her to get a bulk discount please contact her directly (or alternatively email parwich@hotmail.co.uk and we will forward your message).

Peak:
01246 450 242
Halso: 01335 345 440
4 Fuels: 01538 266 272
Dove Fuels: 01543 670 677
Stoddards: 08005 426 455
AID: 08453 705 500
EMO: 0800 685 685
CPL: 0845 6021 106

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The Stunner

This week’s Ashbourne News Telegraph is available in The Sycamore or online

p1. Schools hit by swine flu – Schools in the area are hit with suspected swine flu cases.

p.4. Church restoration fund boosted by trio concert enjoyed by a packed out crowd at St Peters, they hope to return next year, meanwhile another concert is being organised on September 19th with a choral theme, with a choir from Nottingham.

p4. No quick fix woe for town’s traffic troubles.  Please complete a survey, so your views can be heard, ring 01629 580000 for your form, visit the library or go to the Council’s website & download a form. (the latter is currently not available)

p.6. School’s home-grown veg solution goes down a treat.  Parwich school cebrates their home-grown culinary delights with parents – delicious veggies grown and cooked on site.

p6.  Hunting down your heroes.  The hunt is on for community heroes as DCC seaches for Excellence in the Community award winners.  The council wants to hear about individuals or groups who have worked tirelessly to raise money for good causes, to encourage closer, caring and active communities etc.  Forms available from libraries next week and from the Council’s website.

p.8.  Word for the Week is by Sheena Bryden one of our lay preachers.

As always, if we have missed something out, do email the details in to parwich@hotmail.co.uk

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de Parys Trio part 2

Here is the second clip from last Saturday’s concert.  If you want to see or hear more contact Martin tel 390-529 to order a DVD or CD.

Note: The lost property is still unclaimed: a ring found in the Church and a car aerial found outside.

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Prize winning Dahlias and ChrysanthemumsIt is with great sadness that Parwich and District Horticultural Society have made the decision to not hold their annual show this year. At a committee meeting held last week there was much discussion regarding alternative venues, due to the rebuild of the Memorial Hall, and possible changing the format of the show.

However, it was decided that it would be better to `have a year off` rather than run a sub standard show.

Local vegetablesWith the new Memorial Hall due to be ready for next year’s show we hope that all exhibitors will help us to make use of the new facilities by ensuring that the Main Show in 2010 will be bigger and better than before.

Don’t forget about next week’s trip; the Hanging Basket competition currently taking entries; or the Bob Matthews Quiz that will take place on the evening of Thursday 8th October at the Sycamore Inn.

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WI July 2009

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de Parys trio plays Parwich

For those that missed it and those that just want reminding, here is the first of two clips of the de Parys trio at last Saturday’s concert in St. Peter’s

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