Archive for January, 2010

Weather Summary

Last week’s readings:

Rainfall

in mm

Pressure

in Mb am

Pressure

in Mb pm

Temperature in ºC

Max

Min

Sun 24th

2

1020.5

1020.6

4.4

1.2

Mon 25th

0

1025.4

1032.6

2.4

1.3

Tue 26th

0

1035.4

1037.2

2.9

0.3

Wed 27th

0

1025.3

1020.5

6.7

-0.5

Thu 28th

1

1015.9

1007.8

8.6

1.3

Fri 29th

2

996.1

1000.5

4.4

1.7

Sat 3oth

0

1003.0

1006.5

4.0

-3.1

Total

5

Average

4.8

0.3

Just a sprinkling of snow so far.

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What’s on Where this Week

What’s on Where this Week
Date Time Event Location
Sunday 11am Mattins and dedication of the new window Parwich Church
Tuesday 7.30pm Council Meeting The Pavilion
Wednesday 6pm & 7.15pm Pilates School
Thursday  7pm Parwich Memorial Hall Committee Meeting The Sycamore
Friday 10am-12.30pm Coffee Morning
for Wellbeing of Women
Rookery House
Sue H’s house
Sunday 11am Mattins Parwich Church

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The next meeting of Parwich Parish Council is Tuesday 2nd February at 7-30pm in the Cricket Pavilion at Parson’s Croft (so wrap up well). As always the first ten minutes of the meeting are open to comments and questions from members of the public, who may also attend but not participate in the remainder of the meeting.

Click here to see the Agenda for this meeting.

Click here to read the unapproved Minutes of the previous meeting (12th Jan 2010).

Click here for the dates of all the 2010/2011 meetings.

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February Film

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School newsletter 19

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Camera wanted

Hi there,

Just wondering if anyone has a digital slr camera for sale? Perhaps someone who got a new one for Christmas?

Allie’s camera got broken (camera on tripod + energetic kitten = disaster).

Thanks,

Debbie W
tel 568 or email c/o parwich@hotmail.co.uk

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Grey cat found

Has anyone lost a smokey grey cat (young male)? The cat looks well cared for, and has obviously not been out in the wild for any length of time.

I noticed a cat miaowing outside our door last night, and it didn’t want to go away. I let it in, in case it had been abandoned. It stayed overnight, even though we have a cat flap where it could have gone out. I put the cat out this morning when I went to work, and have come back this evening and it’s still here.

Does anyone own, or know who owns this cat – please contact the website (parwich@hotmail.co.uk ) to be re-united with your cat.

Thanks for your help.

Regards
Keeley

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New Vicar in place

Welcome again to the Rev Andy Larkin and his family.  Although they have now been living in Parwich for several weeks, yesterday saw Andy officially take charge of the five parishes of Fenny Bentley, Thorpe, Tissington, Parwich and Alsop en le Dale.

In St Peter’s, which was filled to capacity with members of the five congregations, representatives of the diocesan clergy and friends and visitors, Robert Shields Esq (on behalf of his father) and Sir Richard FitzHerbert, joint patrons of the parishes, presented our new vicar to the Right Rev Humphrey Southern, Bishop of Repton.  (more…)

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Photo Diary Week 18

The three photos below show the attenuation tank being installed.  This tank collects the water from the roof and car park and controls the rate at which water enters the main drain.  The tank is under the entrance to the car park, between the four ground source heat pipes.   All the rest of the drains for the hall are now in place.

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This Week in the Stunner

The Ashbourne News Telegraph can be purchased from The Sycamore or read online

p 3 Parking bosses ready to step up enforcement campaign.  From Monday DCC will start being tougher on vehicles, particularly to those parked alongside dropped curbs.

p.7. Newspaper undergoes a radical new redesign.

p16. Flagg races planned for April.  The first race was held on Easter Tuesday 1892 and it has run every year except during World War Two and Foot and Mouth.  There are seven races scheduled for this year including the famous stone wall steeplechase.  This race will now start in open country between the villages of Pomery and Flagg and navigation could be as important a factor as raw speed, agility and courage.  Tuesday 6th April at 12.30pm.

P20/21 – Dreams of reviving the carnival glory.  Plans are gathering momentum to revive the Ashbourne Carnival.

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Possible Oil Co-op

Those interested in setting up a parallel LGP group are welcome to come along too. If you are interested but can’t make the meeting let Karen Carpenter know or email the Blog Team on parwich@hotmail.co.uk

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Insurance after the flood!

Thank you to Terry P for sending in this email.  Please add your views & experiences  to the comment box.

 After the flooding events of 2008 in parwich, its quite evident that some bright spark sat in an office somewhere has designated Parwich as a High Risk flood area, even though the events of 2008 were as a result of a cloud burst. I would be most interested to hear from anyone experiencing difficulty in getting insurance against flood risk.

Click here to access the Environment Agency Flood map of our area and double click on the map to get further information.

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Anyone want a shed?

I have a 10ft x 8ft shed in very good condition, for anyone who wants to come and dismantle it.  If you are interested, please give me a ring on 353. 

– Jill L

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Shop hours this week

This week the Shop in the Sycamore will be opening an hour later in the mornings. From Monday 25th to Thursday 28th January the Shop will be open from 11am to 2pm in the mornings.  Evening opening times will be unchanged.

The evening opening times will be as normal.  From Friday 29th January the Shop will open as normal at 10am every day.

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Update on the B5056 roadworks

Update on the New Year’s Eve post regarding the  B5056 roadworks.

A desolate looking B5056, showing some of the tree removal.

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What’s on Where this Week

What’s on Where this Week
Date Time Event Location
Wednesday 6pm & 7.15am Pilates Parwich School
Wednesday 7.30pm Induction Service for
Revd Andy Larkin
Parwich Church
Sunday 11am Mattins and dedication of the new window Parwich Church

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Weekly weather summary

Last week’s readings:

Rainfall

in mm

Pressure

in Mb am

Pressure

in Mb pm

Temperature in ºC

Max

Min

Sun 17th

0

1008.6

1014.5

7.6

0.5

Mon 18th

0

1017.9

1018.9

7.4

2.3

Tue 19th

0

1017.4

1014.5

4.9

3.4

Wed 20th

0

1010.0

1011.0

2.9

1.8

Thu 21st

0

1012.5

1010.3

5.9

0.5

Fri 22nd

17

1007.2

1009.7

6.9

1.1

Sat 23rd

0

1011.6

1012.6

6.2

1.6

Total

17

Average

6.0

1.6

Fortunately the freeze did not return this week, and the milder weather saw the early bulbs making their appearance.

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STOP PRESS – date change for Bags 2 School

bags2schoolIf you or anyone you know are planning to bring in bags of old clothes for bags 2 school, the collection day has been changed from Tuesday to Thursday so bring in the bags either on Wednesday or before 9am on Thursday.

Thank you.

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How about having a good new year sort out?

Do you have any old clothes, curtains, bedding (though not pillows or duvets), soft toys, shoes, coats or blankets?  How about having a good old clear out, putting them into bin bags and taking them down to the school on Wednesday?  The Bags 2 School scheme is a school fund raiser which allows the school to raise significant funds in return for your old clothes.  So, please have a hunt around and see if you can put together a bag or two for us.  It is valued on weight so heavy old curtains are particularly valuable if you have any!

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This week has been a busy week, with Wildgoose working today to help make up for some of the days lost during the recent snow.  The joiners have been preparing the roof for felting, hopefully this will happen next week.  Internal block work has been rapidly continuing, and all the internal walls can now be seen.   The ground heat source pump has been pressure tested ready for future connection.


This photo is taken from the back on The Legion and the block work on the left will be the kitchen.  The area between the kitchen and the main hall will be the meeting room.  The ground in front will be the patio area with raised planted beds and will be a secure play area for Stepping Stones and the Toddler Group. (more…)

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Teenage Kicks?

The A52s are playing a gig in the Barley Mow in Bonsall this evening (Saturday 23rd January) starting around 9.00pm.

Come on down for an evening of folk-tinged rock!

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Next week’s Shop opening hours

Next week the Shop in the Sycamore will be opening an hour later in the mornings. From Monday 25th to Thursday 28th January the Shop will be open from 11am to 2pm in the mornings.  Evening opening times will be unchanged.

The evening opening times will be as normal.  From Friday 29th January the Shop will open as normal at 10am every day.

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Thank you to Parwich Parish Council for passing on this information.

For more details and a link to on-line registration click here.  If anyone from our area is attending the Conference and would be willing to do a report for PARWICH.ORG do let us know via parwich@hotmail.co.uk (also anyone wanting to car share could let others know via the Blog).

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School newsletter 18

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A quick reminder of the times for the rubbish collection tomorrow.

8.40-9.15am – Alsop

10.30-10.45am – Ballidon

The next collection for Parwich will be on 20th February.

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Minutes from the Tissington Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team Governance Meeting held on Wednesday 9th December 2009 at Fenny Bentley School at 7.30pm

1. Welcome and Apologies.
Sgt Steve Edwards opened the meeting and welcomed all attendees. Minutes from the last meeting were distributed and agreed.
Parking at Tissington village (fishpond area)
KC explained that the DDDC were very keen to help solve the issue of vehicles parking on the road outside the village hall and fishpond. The representative Harfan Kapoor from DDDC, Sir Richard Fitzherbert and the Police were in the process of arranging a meeting to discuss the matter before the end of the month.

Quiet Lanes
PC Ian Cooper would be furthering his investigations regarding the above and will report back at the next meeting with his findings. (more…)

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Thanks to Cheryl W for telling us about this event, which takes place on Saturday and Sunday at the Derby Adoption Centre, Long Lane, Dalbury Lees, DE6 5BJ. If you’re thinking of adding a new feline member to your household, then why not pop in?

To find out more about Cats Protection in Derbyshire, please follow this link.

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Sue H has passed us this message:

I’ve been having a sort-out and realise that my collection of bubble wrap and jiffy bags has grown! I have way more than I can re-use myself. If anyone would like some then contact me.

If others have items or materials that they would like to offer (e.g. jam jars, glass bottles, fabric remnants) then email the blog team at parwich@hotmail.co.uk and we will publicise them here.

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Everyone is invited to

the induction of the Rev’d Andy Larkin
as Vicar of our 5 parishes

on Wednesday 27th January at 7.30pm
at St Peter’s Church

Come along and welcome our new Vicar

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Free Help Available For Social Enterprises

Here’s an event which may be of interest to anyone in our area who is involved with social enterprises, community enterprises, charities or faith groups. Click here for full details.

Derbyshire-based company The Genesis Academy is to hold a free training event for social enterprises on 23 January 2010.

The day will offer the opportunity for groups to meet and network with potential funders and social lenders including UnLtd, the Coalfields Regeneration Trust, Kingdom Bank, Charity Bank, Unity Trust Bank and Social Enterprise East Midlands.

There will also be two workshops to show groups how they can progress in 2010. The first will demonstrate how to compose a successful funding bid and will be useful both for those new to bid writing and those who need a refresher. The second session will assess attendees’ entrepreneurial abilities.

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A very lonely duck

One of our readers expressed concern about the duck, now all alone at the Dam.  Given PARWICH.ORG’s success matching up guinea pigs, do any other readers have any suggestions?

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Spring is coming?

Today I saw the first snowdrops in my garden.  Here is a photo of them along with snaps of a couple of winter flowering shrubs also taken today:

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This week in the Stunner

Available online or in the Sycamore, the Ashboune News Telegraph has the following stories:

p.2 – snowfall causes potholes influx – potholes caused by the recent heavy snowfall will be repaired in due course say roads bosses.

p.3 – Family statement on Lionel Webster’s shopLionel Webster’s family has issued a statement for customers still waiting for news of property left at his shop for sale or repair. (more…)

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Road Conditions – Tuesday

Is it less icy this morning?  Thank you particularly to those early morning drivers who update the blog.

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Tom Chambers update

Since Tom’s dramatic departure from  Waterloo Road people might wondering what has happened to him.

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Despite Defra and the National Park Authority’s opposition to direct elections to National Park Boards, the Peak Park Authority has been looking at how they can improve their local consultation. Following a survey of residents and pilot schemes, including their visit to Parwich a year ago, the Peak Park Authority is proposing some changes to how they keep residents of the Park informed and involved: (more…)

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Road Conditions – Monday

We’ll definitely keep this section up this week, whilst the road conditions are still causing some concern and there is still a possibility of more snow on Wednesday/Thursday.  Keep your comments coming, because it does help drivers.

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Parwich Heights

To the readers of parwich.org:

In the history of village blogging, an experiment such as this has never been attempted before. History is about to be made. The road ahead will be hard, but with enough imagination and determination, we will create something quite special!

We propose, ladies and gentlemen, that we collectively write the most compelling romantic novel that has ever been created.

Who knows where this story will go. The twists and turns will be unpredictable, but one thing is for sure – the journey will be fascinating! So if you have a creative streak and feel like being the co-author of a compelling read, this is a unique opportunity!

Here’s how it works…

The opening paragraphs of ‘Parwich Heights’ are provided below. From here on in, we will build up our novel installment by installment using contributions from the readers of parwich.org. You can write a paragraph, a page or even a whole chapter – the choice is yours! You can choose to use your own name, use a pseudonym or remain completely anonymous.

If  you would like to add a section, email parwich@hotmail.co.uk . The blog team will look after the list of contributors and will agree with you when your turn comes up. You will be given a week or so to write your section.

Week by week, our epic novel will materialise. Where it goes from here, you will decide….

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Parwich Heights

The sunlight had long passed by the time Annie drove into the picturesque Derbyshire village. It was dusk and there was nobody to be seen. The lights from the cosy stone cottages were starting to twinkle. As she passed the village green, she could hear the faint sound of folk music coming from the pub. “Typical!” she thought, “I’m trying to forget everything and I cannot get away from listening to the very type of music my late fiancé used to adore”.

You see, Annie was trying to escape the memories of that terrible day one year ago, when she had veered from delirious happiness to the depths of despair. Annie and Quentin had been flying to the island of Madagascar for their dream wedding when a frightful sound came from the port engine. Captain Dirk Scrimshank’s calm voice came over the loudspeaker. “Ladies and gentlemen, we are experiencing some technical difficulties and need to divert to a nearby airport. On behalf of Utopian Airlines we apologise for any convenience caus…..”. The Captain’s reassuring voice was suddenly interrupted by the sound of a similar blast on the starboard side of the aircraft. Immediately, the aircraft started to lose height and banked alarmingly to the left. Annie remembered that her complimentary glass of champagne had spilled from the table and the sight of mountains had loomed larger than life, filling the small window of the aircraft. Events after that point were a blur. All she knew now was that Quentin had perished, and her life as she knew it was over.

Who could blame Annie for her distracted thoughts as she made her way into that little village. Time after time she tried to make sense of the chain of events that had led her to this point in her life. Many times, hours had passed as she tried to answer that one nagging question in her mind – “Why?”.

Suddenly, her thoughts were arrested as she heard a bump and saw a shadowy figure sprawl across the bonnet of her car. “Oh my goodness” she thought, “I’ve rented a house in this obscure little village to make a new life, and I’ve run someone over on my very first day!”. Annie was mortified as she quickly brought her 2CV to a halt. She opened the door and was greeted by the sight of a dishevelled but striking gentleman………

Over to you for the next instalment!

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What’s on Where this Week

 

What’s on Where this Week

Date Time Event Location
Monday 7pm Memorial Hall Committee Meeting The Sycamore
Wednesday 6pm & 7.15am Pilates Parwich School
Saturday 8.40-9.15am Saturday Morning Rubbish Collection Alsop
Saturday 10.30-10.45am Saturday Morning Rubbish Collection Ballidon
Sunday 9.30am Holy Communion Parwich Church
Sunday 11.15am Holy Communion Alsop Church
Sunday 2.30pm Methodist Service Parwich Church

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