Archive for August, 2009

Chicken Roost?

four birds

JF-S

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Storage boxes

We have 2 plastic under bed storage boxes that are no longer needed, if anyone would like them please ring Rebecca on 318

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This week Central Networks will be demolishing the old Carbide Shed on the Memorial site to create a larger replacement shed to house the new electricity sub-station. The demolition work should begin on Tuesday 01/09/09 and is likely to take 2-3 days.

Parwich Parish Council and the Memorial Hall Committee have contacted the immediate neighbours, and they apologise for any inconvenience this work may cause.

This will be followed by the creation of a new sub-station on this site, cabling work along Main Street from the shed towards the old Spar Shop to connect the new sub-station to the mains cables, and work along the foot path to disconnect the old sub-station at the south end of the current Memorial Hall. This electrical work is scheduled to start on the 10th or 11th of September and is planned to take 10 days. (more…)

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Tea & Cakes in the Churchyard

Tea & cakesTomorrow sees the  final one of this season’s 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 dry, so come and relax, enjoy the views and sample some of the delicious cakes.

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Last weeks readings :

Rainfall

in mm

Pressure

in Mb am

Pressure

in Mb pm

Temperature in ºC

Max

Min

Sun 23rd

0

1014.4

1007.5

22.1

13.0

Mon 24th

3

1004.7

1002.4

16.4

13.2

Tue 25th

1

1003.9

1008.2

20.5

7.5

Wed 26th

10

1006.0

1002.8

16.6

10.2

Thu 27th

0

1006.2

1007.0

20.8

13.2

Fri 28th

3

1006.2

1011.7

16.7

9.7

Sat 29th

0

1016.2

1017.9

17.7

9.4

Total

17

Average

18.7

10.9

Is there a whiff of Autumn in the air?

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This is the next fund-raising concert for the Church restoration appeal.

St Peter’s Church Choir from Nottingham comes to St Peter’s in Parwich- it is the choir from one of Christopher’s new churches.  Also playing are the Essentially Brass Quintet.  Like the last concert it is set to be well worth attending.

September Church Soiree Poster

Click here for more information.

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Another £10,000 Grant

Well done to the Fund Raising Committee, particularly Amanda for all her hard work in successfully gaining a £10,000 grant award from the Derbyshire County Council Aggregates Levy Grant Scheme.  The Memorial Hall Committee heard the good news last night.

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Over 60s Trip to Whitby

whitbyThere are still a few places left on the Parwich Over 60s coach trip to Whitby on Tuesday 8th September. The coach departs from Parwich Green at 8am, and the trip costs £8 for Members or £10 for Non-members.  Contact Alan on tel. 279 to reserve your seats.  (Note, you don’t have to be Over 60 to come along.)

Unfortunately for budget reasons the subsequent trip to the National Memorial Arboretum has had to be cancelled.

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Don Keyworth at the Legion

singing

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Don Keyworth

singing live at Parwich Legion

Saturday 29th August

8pm onwards. Everyone welcome.

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Thank you to Martin for this update on the Church repairs:

We had discovered that part of the church floor was hanging in mid air as the floor bearers and joists had rotted away. These photos and video show the Marshalls taking out the rotten floor and joists, prior to installing a new floor. Thank you to all of you who have supported our recent fund-raising events i.e. the Concert and the Fête, which have enabled us to repair this part of the church.


(there is no sound on this video)

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Christopher’s son Peter accompanied St Mary’s Choir (Nottingham) in St. Paul’s Cathedral on the organ recently.  Well done Peter.

For more information see Nottingham Evening Post‘s website.

Thank you to Richard T for forwarding the link.

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Evie Burlinson and Gill Radcliffe will be showing paintings at Ticknall this coming Bank Holiday. Why not make a day of it, visiting nearby Calke Abbey  and the exhibition at the nearby Dame Catherine Harpur School in Rose Lane, Ticknall.

This annual exhibition of up to 1000 paintings is a unique event, raising money for charity. The standard of exhibits is high, attracting a large number of artists from all over the Midlands showing work in a variety of styles. Ticknall is a marvellous setting for this bonanza; superb home prepared lunches and refreshments make the event quite special for an enjoyable day out over the August Bank Holiday.

Saturday 29th August, Champagne Preview 7.30pm – 10.00pm. Tickets £5.00 each. (This ticket will act as a full weekend pass)
Sunday 30th 8.00am – 6.00pm entrance £2.00 each, children free. 
Monday 31st August 8.00am – 5.00 pm, entrance £2.00 each, children free.

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On Saturday morning it is the bulk rubbish collection; the dustcart picks up at various points in the village.  Don’t lose it, use it – even if you only have a small amount to get rid of.

Sycamore Cottages                       0900 – 0920
Village Green                                 0925 – 0945
By old shop, village top                 0950 – 1010
Croft Avenue                                 1015 – 1045

It will also be calling at Alsop between 8.40am-9.15am

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Add your own captions

swallow

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More pond life

Aerial refuelling?

two dragonflies

John F-S

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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 CroftLenscliffePikehall

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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Urgent – Missing White Cat

Update 28th Aug – Cuddles found safe and well! Julie and family send their thanks to all who were looking out for him.

Please can you help!

Our much loved family pet, the cat Cuddles, is missing, we have not seen him since late last week, around August 22nd.  He was last seen in Creamery Lane, Parwich.

He is white, with orange ears and orange stripey tail.  He should be wearing a green collar, but may now have lost it.

Please could you to check your sheds and garages as he is very timid and could have got trapped somewhere.

There is a Reward for his safe return, or for information as to his whereabouts, whether alive or not.

Thank you,
Julie B.

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This week’s Stunner

26Aug09Again it has been a quiet week for news from our area: Alsop, Ballidon, Parwich and Pikehall.  However the Ashbourne News Telegraph is now in the Shop or can be seen on-line.

Here are some items that might be of interest to our readers.

As always, please let us know anything we have missed.

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A swallow in flight

a swallow

Photo by John F-S

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Don Keyworth

Thank you to Cheryl for pointing out this YouTube clip featuring Don:

Clip once on the image to play the clip here or double click to see it in a larger format at YouTube.

Don’t forget Don is singing live at the Legion on Saturday evening.

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A Summer Cosmos

This lovely cheerful cosmos was taken by Gill R at Flaxdale House.

cosmosClick to enlarge

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Bradbourne Fell Races this Sunday 30th August

A Senior and 4 Junior Fell Races will be held as a part of the 13th annual Bradbourne Fell Races on Sunday 30 August. The Senior and under 18 race is a hilly 5.5 mile two lap course with a water splash at the start, and the junior races will be run over shorter courses according to the following schedule.

  • 10am : Senior and under 18 race of 5.5 miles over 2 laps
  • 10am : Under 16 and under 14 race of 2.75 miles over 1 lap – also for senior runners
  • 11am : Under 8 race over one lap of 880yds
  • 11.15am : Under 10 race over two laps of the under 8 course
  • 11.40am : Under 12 race over one short and one longer lap

REGISTRATION: 08.30 to 09.40 at the Village Hall and then on the line – as last year on Cycle Route 54A. Please note registration is about a 10 minute walk from the start, so allow plenty of time.

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Please click here for a printer-friendly version of this newsletter, in PDF format. Printed copies can also be found in St. Peter’s Church, The Sycamore, and on village notice boards.

After a thorough and comprehensive tender process involving five separate building companies competing for the job, Wildgoose Construction Ltd have now been appointed as the contractors for the new Memorial Hall. One of the reasons that this company was selected – in addition to them presenting the lowest price – was their previous experience of working locally and collaborating directly with the Peak District National Park Authority. They demonstrated sensitivity to the demands of working in a village such as ours, and understood the need to keep disruption to a minimum.

Wildgoose has shown a willingness to work closely with the committee and the existing donors and local business who are offering free of charge, or at cost building materials. This ensures that we get best value for money, while keeping the overall cost as low as possible.

We have all been aware of the difficulties created by the recent economic climate. However, every cloud has a silver lining. For us this means building costs have reduced dramatically over recent months, enabling the current estimate to be in the region of £730,000. It is hoped that this figure can be further reduced when the detail of all materials that can be supplied free of charge is known. This can then be further subtracted from the costs.

The revised figure not only reflects reduced costs of building, but also the professional fees for the consultants and design team. Their support has been instrumental in achieving the building cost reductions. Since professional fees were originally included in the fundraising figures as “in kind” contributions, we have now reduced this accordingly. Consequently, the funding gap is now in the region of £40,000 to £60,000, depending on how subsequent costs come down as prices become clearer with time. This is good news because there are applications already submitted (and some with a good chance of success) for grants totalling over £90,000.

The build can now start as soon as all the necessary contractual paperwork has been finalised. Our current expectations are that this paperwork will be completed by mid September.

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Don Keyworth live at the Legion

Coming soon:

Don Keyworth
singing live at Parwich Legion
Saturday 29th August

8pm onwards. Everyone welcome.

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Lilies and Hydrangeas

MG2

Many thanks to MG for the photo.

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Weekly weather round-up

Last weeks readings :

Rainfall

in mm

Pressure

in Mb am

Pressure

in Mb pm

Temperature in ºC

Max

Min

Sun 16th

0

1012.2

1014.1

21.0

12.4

Mon 17th

0

1012.5

1014.3

21.9

12.0

Tue 18th

0

1016.1

1015.7

21.9

9.1

Wed 19th

0

1013.6

1011.7

25.9

13.3

Thu 20th

0

1006.6

1009.4

21.7

15.9

Fri 21st

1

1014.9

1018.7

18.7

10.2

Sat 22nd

0

1019.7

1019.0

21.3

7.3

Total

1

Average

21.8

11.5

Several sharp showers during the week have been insufficient to register a reading.

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If the cancellation of the Parwich Horticultural Show for this year has left you looking for something to do, come along on a walk following the route of the Parwich Panoramic Five fell race:

Parwich Panoramic Fiveclick on poster to enlarge

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Immediate Church repairs

Just to let you know that the Marshalls have inspected the church floor today, and cordoned off part of the south side of the aisle. The joists and bearers have crumbled through woodworm attack, and the floor is unsupported!

They plan to replace about half the south side floor next week, in time for the September weddings. The church will have to be closed for a day or so, when they spray the woodworm chemicals.

Thank you to Martin for this information

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dame_catherines_emailEvie Burlinson and Gill Radcliffe will be showing paintings at Ticknall this coming Bank Holiday. Why not make a day of it, visiting nearby Calke Abbey  and the exhibition at the nearby Dame Catherine Harpur School in Rose Lane, Ticknall. This annual exhibition of up to 1000 paintings is a unique event, raising money for charity. The standard of exhibits is high, attracting a large number of artists from all over the Midlands showing work in a variety of styles. Ticknall is a marvellous setting for this bonanza; superb home prepared lunches and refreshments make the event quite special for an enjoyable day out over the August Bank Holiday.

Click on poster to enlarge.

Saturday 29th August, Champagne Preview 7.30pm – 10.00pm. Tickets £5.00 each. (This ticket will act as a full weekend pass)
Sunday 30th 8.00am – 6.00pm entrance £2.00 each, children free. 
Monday 31st August 8.00am – 5.00 pm, entrance £2.00 each, children free.

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Crime rates fall again

Crime in the Derbyshire Dales has gone down even further – boosting figures that were already lower than almost anywhere else in England.

New Home Office figures reveal:

  • only 25 crimes per thousand people in the Dales – by far the lowest figure in Derbyshire.
  •  Overall crime in the Dales is down by 7% on a year ago.
  • Derbyshire Dales has the lowest rate of vehicle theft in England and Wales – only one theft per thousand people
  • Dales residents are also the least likely in England and Wales to be the victim of a robbery, with only 11 such offences last year.
  • Burglaries in the Dales also fell last year – at only two per thousand people that’s the second lowest figure in England and Wales. (more…)

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This Week in The Stunner

The Stunner - 19.8.09Probably because it is holiday time the news is somewhat thin, although we do get one mention.  As always you can buy the paper at The Sycamore or read it online by clicking on the image.

p1. Fury over town centre parking.  Be warned,  enforcement tickets have been placed on cars, despite them having paid £1, because drivers have not been parking in marked bays in the Market Place and using the triangular cobbled area by the road.

p2. Landslip forces lengthy road closure.  Derbyshire County Council’s cabinet member stated “We’re working hard to resolve this problem and re-open the road as soon as we possibly can so we hope motorists will bear with us while this important work takes place”.  Plans to rebuild the road are being drawn up, with repairs expected to take place early next year!! (more…)

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Getting Dressed – Monsdale Lane

Thank you to JF-S for this picture and to Mike G for letting us know that Monsdale Lane is “getting dressed” – having a new coating of tarmac, so access is not currently possible.

DSC00770_getting_dressed_in_the_morning 1
p.s. There are clearly two “dumpers” in this picture, let’s hope the owner of this dog, had a doggy bag handy!

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Live and Local Events

The Live and Local organisation have just announced the Autumn season of shows. Click here for details.

If you enjoy virtuoso guitar playing, the following artists have put on excellent shows at previous Live and Local events:

Saturday, 3rd October 2009, 7:30 PM at Theatre at the URC, Tideswell An Evening with Gordon Giltrap presented by Gordon Giltrap Guitar legend who has performed with the likes of Midge Ure and Sir Cliff Richard brings an evening of amazing guitar, witty chat and anecdotes about life on tour.

Friday, 6th November 2009, 7:30 PM at Hulland Ward & District Millennium Village Hall Eduardo Niebla Experience presented by Eduardo Niebla, Flamenco-gypsy-jazz guitar maestro is joined by a tabla player for this intimate evening of outstanding music from the Arab world, India and South America.

Live and Local put on many of their events in village halls with good facilities. Maybe one day, Live and Local events will take place in our own village hall…..

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Parwich on BBC Radio Derby

Ed George's Afternoon ShowIf you missed the Parwich feature on Radio Derby’s Ed George Show today (including interviews with Denis Laycock, Mick Edge and Martin Compton), you can play it again on the BBC iPlayer.

Click here for this afternoon’s Ed George Show (the interviews start about 1 hour 10 minutes into the show).

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A Painted Lady!

painted ladyFrom JF-S

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From Lewis Noble Studio.

I have added a new date for this year’s summer school, 3rd Week 21 – 25 Sept, as weeks 1&2 are now full.

Summer Painting School in the Peak District: 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. (more…)

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Calendar Dates

At the end of the week I will be updating the village calendars (notice boards & the blog) and sending in the dates for September and October for next month’s Parish Magazine.  Have you got any dates that you would like including?  Is your organisation still showing events being held in the Memorial Hall? If so, can you email  your new venue whilst the Hall is being rebuilt to parwich@hotmail.co.uk or ring Jane B on 665. 

Thanks

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The weekly weather summary

Observations for last week:

Rainfall

in mm

Pressure

in Mb am

Pressure

in Mb pm

Temperature in ºC

Max

Min

Sun 9th

0

1019.8

1017.9

23.1

9.0

Mon 10th

2

1012.8

1014.1

19.0

12.7

Tue 11th

0

1011.0

1017.9

29.4

13.2

Wed 12th

2

1015.9

1016.3

21.0

14.5

Thu 13th

0

1016.5

1018.5

21.5

10.2

Fri 14th

0

1016.6

1013.3

21.0

9.5

Sat 15th

0

1009.2

1009.2

22.8

15.6

Total

4

Average

21.9

12.2

Could get quite warm during next week.

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I’m  Florence’s son.  I have a few things of Mum’s I’d like to give away.

  • Item 1: Belling electric oven, chrome finish.
  • Item 2: Candy fridge freezer, approx 5ft high, white.

Both are just over 2 years old, in good working order. No charge, so long as you can find some way to collect! Call 390619 or drop by 6 Smithy Close.

Thank you, Paul Harris

These items have now all gone – Thank You again.

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Summer is here!!

Two buddleia beauties from JF-S

buddleia 
Red Admiral

buddleia 1
Peacock

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