Archive for February, 2010

The next meeting of Parwich Parish Council is Tuesday 2nd March 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 (2th Feb 2010).

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

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Insurance Problems?

Relatively recently we had a post on the insurance problems following the ‘flooding’ in 2008 and on the Environment Agency website classification of village homes at risk of flooding.  A village resident discussed the matter with a Nottingham based insurance broker who felt that there may be benefits in exploring a collective solution.  The broker suggested holding a local surgery and if there was interest trying to get cheaper insurance by taking a number of households together to potential insurers:

We have been speaking to Parwich resident recently about his household insurance, and he has been telling us all about Parwich. We feel that we have just the right set up to be able to deal with the insurance needs of home owners in Parwich.

We have done some research and have a good understanding of the geography of Parwich and the surrounding areas. We have already spoken to several insurers who are keen to work with us to provide insurance cover for the village.

Our approach is different to other household insurance providers in that the cover is bespoke to your requirements and we provide a very personal service at a competitive price.

When we review the home insurances of lots of our clients we very often find their cover to be inadequate. Most people are either under insured, or are insured through policies that exclude risks that are key to their home, their precious belongings and their families so its always worth a review.

We are happy to visit clients in a surgery type arrangement or individually so please contact myself (contact details below) or Bryan Elliott on 07824 566556 or via e-mail at . We look forward to hearing from you.

Charlotte Prow
Managing Director
The Wilson Organisation
0115 942011107976 570724

Wilsons is an independent family owned business providing Insurance and Financial advice to businesses and individuals throughout the UK. Should you wish to find out more about us please visit our website at

Please indicate how you feel about these ideas to see if it is worth organising a meeting or surgery in the village.  (In the poll below you can indicate more than one preference):

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Weekly Weather Stats

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New Member Of The A52s Plays Gig!

The A52s would like to say ‘thank you’ to everyone who turned up for the gig in the Legion last night and especially to Social Sec Carl. It was an evening of great fun.

The band’s sound was enhanced greatly by the addition of ace guitarist Wyatt, who joined the group for a few numbers!

Well done Wyatt – you played very well!

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What’s on Where this Week

What’s on Where this Week
Date Time Event Location
Sunday 9.30am Holy Communion
Rev’d Andy Larkin
Parwich Church
Sunday 11.15am Mattins Alsop Church
Sunday 2.30pm Methodist Service Parwich Church
Tuesday 7.30pm Council Meeting The Pavilion
Wednesday 6pm & 7.15pm Pilates Parwich School
Thursday 12.30-2pm  Lent Lunch Rock House
Pauline & Denis
Thursday 8-9pm Open Meeting
Parwich Memorial Hall
Parwich School

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          Latest Update from your
          Safer Neighbourhood Officer
          February 2010


.Dear Resident

February has been cold and snowy, but I feel spring is on its way….the daffodils and snowdrops are fighting their way through.

In Ashbourne town centre the annual Royal Shrovetide Football took place; all went well, with not too many injuries or issues of anti-social behaviour. The crowds were good humoured and the Police and Shrovetide Committee all worked well together to deliver a fun two days in the town.

Back to more mundane issues now….mud on the highways and lanes of our villages! There have been several ‘calls for service’ from members of the public regarding farm vehicles leaving mud, silage and slurry during ‘muck spreading’ time, this is a rural community and to expect clear, spotless roads is not feasible, but if the drivers of the tractors could just make sure that they do not leave too much mess, I believe this would satisfy members of the public. The most calls we have received have been around the Fenny Bentley A515 stretch.

A dead badger was found on the road between Gag Lane and Rakes Lane on the 19/2, this was discovered by Police whilst on duty. If anyone does find a dead badger on the road (they can be rather large) please could you inform DDCC or Call DERBYSHIRE they are a hazard for traffic especially when it is dark. (more…)

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Photodiary Week 22

It has been a busy week on site, and fortunately the weather has warmed up as the week has gone on.  This has helped speed up the stonework and we now have two teams doing this work. 

The roof timbers on the kitchen, foyer, meeting room and toilets are finished and await the final steel roof.

The first photo, below, is looking from inside the hall, towards the internal doors that open onto the foyer. The second from the foyer into the bar store cupboard on the left, the toilets and the cleaning cupboard on the left.  The disabled toilet is not shown from this angle. (more…)

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