Archive for May, 2010

Cast nair a clout til’

May is out.

Well, the May is out.  (more…)

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Tea & Cakes are being served in the churchyard at Alsop between 11am – 4pm.  Come along and support this event, in aid of Alsop Church.  Stunning views, delicious cakes, not to be missed!

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The weekly weather round up

Last week’s readings:

 

Rainfall

in mm

Pressure

in Mb am

Pressure

in Mb pm

Temperature in ºC

Max

Min

Sun 23rd

0.0

1027.1

1024.3

29.7

10.3

Mon 24th

0.0

1019.5

1018.2

24.9

11.1

Tue 25th

0.0

1018.2

1015.4

15.4

9.1

Wed26th

0.9

1013.7

1012.5

12.1

7.7

Thu 27th

0.0

1010.6

1011.1

16.4

1.7

Fri 28st

0.9

1011.8

1014.8

18.3

4.9

Sat 29th

5.4

1013.7

1004.7

13.4

5.0

Total

7.2

 

Average

18.6

7.1

At least the gardens needed the rain.

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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 – Andy Larkin Parwich Church
Sunday & Monday 11-5pm Derbyshire Open Arts Festival All over Derbyshire
Sunday 11.15am Family Service &Baptism Alsop Church
Monday 11-4pm Tea & Cakes in the Churchyard Alsop Church
Sunday 6.30pm Evensong – Andy Larkin Parwich Church

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Parish Council meetings.

The next Parish Council meeting will be held on Tuesday June 8th in the new Memorial Hall, at 7.30pm.

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The dry stone walls have been going up around the site over the past few weeks, with the hard landscaping nearing completion.

Also the soft landscaping should start after the Bank Holiday.  Five trees, two Sorbus Sheerwater Seedling (mountain ash) and three Betula utilis jacquemontii (white barked Silver Birch) will be planted. All the trees have been kindly donated. The rest of the planting scheme was planned with the landscape architect from Peak Park and will be carried out by a  landscaping company.  

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Unexpected Visitors?

Thank you to John FS for this photo of some unexpected occupants in the Jubilee Pond.  Is it global warming, or the influence of the pink dragonfly?

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A Blog reader has two Alton Towers tickets for Sunday 20th June on sale at £35 for the pair.  If you are interested please ring tel. 390 364 (or email parwich@hotmail.co.uk for forwarding).

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There is a photo of Dam Farm and Church Gates on the cover of the current issue of the Peak Advertiser.  It accompanies an article on tympanum (carved stones over church doorways) in Derbyshire.  The article opens with a description of the fine tympanum over the west door of St. Peter’s Church.

The Peak Advertiser is available free of charge in the Sycamore Inn.

For a more detailed account of the Parwich tympanum (as a pdf) click here.

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School Newsletter Issue 32

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This week’s bowls results

PARWICH BOWLS CLUB
Week commencing 24 May 2010.

Is it tempting providence to say we are back to winning ways? – probably!. Anyway we won both our matches, even though we only had the bare minimum of players.

Tuesday League – Home – to Ashwood Park B.

Ashwood are a very good team and are a lot higher in the league than us. We won three games to their one giving us a match result of 76 to 53.
We were fourth from bottom of the league and even after this really good score still remain in that position.

Next match – Away- Whitworth Park A – 1 June 6.30

Thursday League – Home – Whitworth Park A.

Excellent game all round, everybody played really well.
Although we lost the doubles games 2 to 1 the scores were close 52 to us and 54 to the opposition. However, the singles again ‘did it for us’. We won five games to one.
The overall score was 135 to 102.
Let’s hope we can do as well in our next match.

Next match – Away – Hatherage A – 3 June. 1.30 ish.

It’s a Bank Holiday weekend and because of people on holiday the Monday night session will probably not take place,

John B.

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At last the road to Ashbourne is re-opening today! (Thank you to Dave R for letting us know.)

The road blocks came down yesterday and some vehicles have already gone through.  The County Council can not give a specific time for the road closed signs to come down, though it will be officially open sometime today.

When you take the road watch out for loose chippings, and let us know how the road is now.  Also any photos are welcome.

Well done to Highways for finishing the road works within schedule, and well done for their general maintainance of the minor roads (particularly through Alsop en le Dale) that have suffered so much from the combination of increased traffic and bad weather.

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On Monday why not pop along and enjoy some Tea and Cakes in the Churchyard at Alsop.  Delicious cakes, chutneys and jams are also for sale.   This event is held, whatever the weather at between 11am and 4.00pm, proceeds to Alsop Church.

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Derbyshire Open Arts

Visit Ruby this weekend to see her art – part of the Derbyshire Open Arts Festival that is on throughout Derbyshire this weekend.  Ruby has free brochures of all participating venues.

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Due to unforseen circumstances, I now have 2 tickets for sale to see ‘The Calendar Girls’ at the Theatre Royal, Nottingham. They are for the matinee performance at 2pm on Wednesday 2nd June – front row, dress circle.

If you are interested please phone Cheryl on 617 – I paid £21 each for them.

Alternative emails sent to parwich@hotmail.co.uk will be forwarded to Cheryl.

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Cycling Safety Event

Following the recent post on cycle safety, families might be interested in going to one of the two sessions for families at Parsley Hay on Tuesday.  For more detailson this and other cycling events see the Peak Park’s press release below:

PR 678 – 27 May 2010
Take off on two wheels with Pedal Peak District

It’s take-off time for beginners wanting to ride a bike in the Peak District, with Pedal Peak District training sessions and leisurely rides throughout June and July – all free.

Tuesday June 1
Cycle Skills for Families (suitable for children 5+)
Two sessions: 10am – 12noon, and 1pm-3pm at Parsley Hay Cycle Hire Centre.

Free cycle skills training on traffic-free trails suitable for children aged five plus. Open to all abilities and lots of fun. Children must with an adult. Bring your own bikes or hire them (normal hire-charges).

Booking essential on 01629 816297 or e-mail pedal@peakdistrict.gov.uk

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Clear for take off

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On Saturday, it is bulk rubbish morning for Ballidon from 10.30-10.45am.

Ballidon’s next collection day will be on Saturday July 24th.

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Stepping Stones Pre-School
Parwich

A position has become available for a Pre-School Assistant

  • 16 hours/4 mornings per week
  • Qualified to NVQ level 2 or a willingness to undertake NVQ training

Please send a current up to date C.V or detailed letter to:
E Dickinson
Park Gate Farm
Bradbourne, Nr Ashbourne
Derbyshire, DE6 1PD

Or Call 01335 390421/390210
For more details

Closing date for applications
Friday 18th June

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Today’s Stunner

The Ashbourne News Telegraph is available at the Sycamore or on-line.  To see today’s issue on-line click on the image of the front page.

So far I have only spotted one local reference: a photo of Ruby Hickmott (on page 9) whose studio will open this Bank Holiday as part the Derbyshire Open Arts Event.

As always let us know in a comment anything we have missed.

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First Dragonfly

Many thanks to Esther for these photos of this “First dragonfly of the year at Jubilee pond!”

Can anyone identify the species?  (more…)

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Visit to Bakewell Museum

For more on the museum click here.

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Ruby Hickmott is exhibiting at 4 Church Walk, pop in and have a look at her work.  She also has brochures available of all the participating venues this weekend.

For more details of this festival click here

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Bowls Club Results

Anyone interested in getting involved with the club do come along to the Club Evening on Mondays at Parson’s Croft:

Parwich Bowls Club – Week commencing 17 May 2010.

Not a very good week for us. No wins, but we did not lose one of the matches either.

Tuesday League – Away – to Bradwell B.

It is really nice to play at Bradwell. The venue is lovely.
We managed to win two games and so of course did Bradwell. Neither of us lost indeed the result was a draw – 61 points each. Quite unusual in crown green bowls.
We were fourth from bottom of the league and still remain in that position, although the teams below us are getting closer!

Next match – Home- Ashwood Park B – 25 May. 6.30

Thursday League – Away – Chatsworth B.

Not so good this match. We lost the match 119 to 102.
Because of other results we have dropped from fourth to fifth place in the league.

Next match – Home – Whitworth Park A – 27 May. 1.30 ish.

We are entering the holiday season for Club Members and it is often very tight as to whether we can get a team together. Keep your fingers crossed.
We will be down on the green around 6.30 ish on Monday night.

John B.

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Several escaped garden plants are a nuisance in the Peak Park, including Japanese knotweed, rhododendron and Himalayan balsam.

Locally there is Japanese Knotweed in Parwich churchyard which fortunately was spotted in time.  Once established, Japanese knotweed is virtually indestructible.  (Neither weed killer nor digging it up help.  About all you can do is plant trees to hide it.)  Next to the shed in the churchyard, the Parwich plant has been cut off every time it shows above ground for several years.  Now, although it continues reappearing, it is looking much less vigorous.

A Japanese knotweed plant keeps sending up shots just before the wall, here in Parwich churchyard. If you see any shots please snap them off.

Do you know of any other sites these plants grow in Parwich, Alsop, Ballidon or Pikehall?

The Peak Park Authority have sent a request for volunteers to help with their campaign to control Himalaya balsam that is taking over some river banks in the Park.  Although it is an attractive pink flower with exploding seed pods that children love, it completely smothers the native plants.

For more on their plans to combat Himalayan balsam read the Peak Park’s full press release – (more…)

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This week’s weather report

Last week’s readings:

 

Rainfall

in mm

Pressure

in Mb am

Pressure

in Mb pm

Temperature in ºC

Max

Min

Sun 16th

0.0

1014.6

1016.9

16.4

2.0

Mon 17th

0.0

1021.2

1024.8

18.2

3.5

Tue 18th

0.0

1026.7

1026.4

20.4

3.1

Wed19th

0.0

1026.9

1027.4

19.1

7.9

Thu 20th

0.0

1028.6

1029.7

24.4

13.2

Fri 21st

0.0

1029.4

1029.3

24.2

10.6

Sat 22nd

0.0

1028.6

1029.2

27.0

10.0

Total

0.0

 

Average

21.4

7.2

We hope everyone is enjoying this fantastic weather.

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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 – Andy Larkin Parwich Church
Sunday 11.15am Mattins Alsop Church
Sunday 2.30pm Parwich Methodist Service Parwich Church
Sunday 7pm Antiques Valuation Evening Parwich Legion
Wednesday 6pm  & 7.15pm Pilates Parwich School
Thursday   Parwich Memorial Hall
Committee Meeting
Memorial Hall
Saturday 10.30-10.45am Saturday Morning Bulk Rubbish Collection Ballidon
Saturday-Monday 11-5pm  Derbyshire Open Arts Festival
including 4 Church Walk at Ruby’s
All over Derbyshire
Sunday 9.30am Holy Communion – Andy Larkin Parwich Church
Sunday 11.15am Family Service & Baptism Alsop Church

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School newsletter 31


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It seems like there have been hundreds of men on site this week, from all trades.  An extra job that Wildgoose is doing, is to put in three sections of concrete piping just in front of the site; to carry the water down the culvert.  The oak timbers at the rear are finished, all the external oak doors are in and glazed.  Internal and external wall lights are now in place.  The cabins went on Tuesday and this has meant that the front of the site is now being leveled, ready for the car park and at the rear work is ongoing creating the steps, ramp and patio.

A rogues gallery of some of the people on site!

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Bikes – Be Safe

Another local resident has asked us to again to remind parents to talk to their children about road safety on their bikes, especially with the weather improving and half term almost upon us.  One of the numerous danger spots seems to be children racing out of Parsons Croft and straight across the road behind Orchard View, without looking.   We are so lucky that the children have such fun out and about, but their safety is paramount.

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The new tree

Lynette & Richard’s new tree – a lovely Acer – JF-S

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Ruby Hickmott & Open Arts

Ruby Hickmott is one of a number of very talented artists that live in our beautiful village.  Over the next Bank Holiday weekend we are fortuntate enough to have the opportunity to view her work as part of the Derbyshire Open Arts Festival that is taking place all over Derbyshire.   She can be visited at her studio, 4 Church Walk anytime between 11-5, Saturday to Monday.  Please click below to view a selection of her work.

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Ruby is a professional artist who sells original work and runs art based workshops for all ages and abilities.  Her painting embraces an extensive range of materials and techniques that capture the Derbyshire landscape and the South West coast.

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Church Restoration

The Marshalls at work on the Church, repairing some of the water worn stonework. Many thanks to all of those who have supported the Church Restoration Fund through our concerts, Fair and other events. The bell is due to be removed on the 22nd June for renovation work.

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The Stunner

If you want to read the Ashbourne News Telegraph then you can buy it at The Sycamore or read it online.

P7.  A lovely photograph of the concert held in Parwich Church which raised £300+ towards repairing the Church bells.  70 people flocked to see Essential Brass and Pipes in the Peaks Organist.  The next concert will be on 10th July with the De Parys Trio – violin, guitar & flute.

p.7.  Cullen Hall Open Gardens and Plant Fair raised £5,700 for the Derbyshire Dales mobile physio unit, more than 1,100 visited – most of the plants sold out.

p24/25 – Centre page spread of Tissington Well Dressings, with two local faces featured – Andy Larkin & Andrew Robinson.  Tim Morris, Parwich Methodists, blessed Town Well.

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Tissington Pond


JF-S

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The new Memorial Hall is now visibly nearing completion and already we can see how well the building fits in with village surroundings with its local Derbyshire limestone and European oak which will fade to a beautiful silvery grey.

Although all the money for the build has been raised, the last few weeks have seen a flurry of donations from both village user groups and individual villager residents, anxious to make their contribution. These are being used to provide trees for landscaping and also to renew things that will look rather tired in the new hall. The committee are hoping to have all new tables and chairs for the Oddfellows Lunch and so far have raised enough money for all the tables and sixty chairs. Another forty chairs are still needed so if anyone would like to make a contribution towards these it will be much appreciated.

Donations for the supply and tree planting have been received from:
Top Nosh
Pre-school Stepping Stones,
Tennis Club
Mother and Toddlers Group
A village resident.

Other generous donations have been received from:
The Horticultural Society,
Parwich Methodists
The Film Club
Parwich School,
BCB Coated Stone Ltd
Individual village residents.

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Tomorrow is your final chance to visit the wells, JF-S has put together this collage to give you a taster. Click to enlarge

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Following a spate of lead theft from churches in the Derbyshire Dales, which we reported in a post last Wednesday, police officers have arrested a 22-year-old man from Alfreton and charged him with allegedly stealing lead from a church.  At about 1.15am on Monday 17th May, patrolling officers saw a suspicious Vauxhall Corsa driving through Tansley. They followed and found it abandoned nearby.  A quantity of lead was found inside the car.  It was later discovered that lead had been stolen from the roof of St Helen’s Church, Church Town, Darley Dale.  The man is due to appear before magistrates in Chesterfield next month.

We would still ask  residents are asked to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity near to churches, schools, etc., to the police on 0345 123 33 33.

Thank you from the Police Community Messaging Service.

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