Archive for October, 2010

Thanks To The Tennis Club

Many thanks to those members of the Tennis Club who weeded, strimmed and cut back round the hard court area this afternoon. It was good of you to give up some of your free time to do this. The area is tidy now and in good shape for the next season. We hear it was made all the more enjoyable by the delicious cakes!

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Halloween Weather Stats

Here are last week’s readings:

 

Rainfall

in mm

Pressure

in Mb am

Pressure

in Mb pm

Temperature in ºC

Max

Min

Sun 24th

0.0

1013.4

1017.4

11.4

1.0

Mon 25th

0.0

1024.6

1025.1

10.3

-2.2

Tue 26th

8.1

1019.8

1014.5

12.0

1.4

Wed27th

0.4

1009.4

1013.0

14.9

10.8

Thu 28th

5.8

1009.8

1010.0

12.4

7.8

Fri 29th

0.4

1001.2

992.2

13.3

10.4

Sat 30th

0.0

998.2

999.5

13.0

6.0

Total

14.7

 

Average

12.5

5.1

Our weatherman on the hill predicts:

Sunny periods Monday and Tuesday with the possibility of a shower, with rain coming in for Wednesday and
Thursday.

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What’s on Where this Week

What’s on Where this Week
Date Time Event Location
Sunday 10am Songs of Praise – Andy Larkin Parwich Church
Monday 8pm Tennis Club Meeting Memorial Hall
Tuesday 7.30pm Parish Council Meeting Memorial Hall
Wednesday 6.30pm Pilates Memorial Hall
Thursday 6.00pm Circuit Training Memorial Hall
Friday   Village Bonfire & Fireworks  

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Clocks change tonight

Don’t forget to put your clocks back an hour tonight as we return to GMT from British Summer Time.

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A Garden Shot

Photo by JFS

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For the third year running, here are a selection of images from this year’s Beyond Limits sculpture exhibition, in the grounds of Chatsworth House. The exhibition ends tomorrow (Sunday October 31st).

These images are best viewed in full-size, so please click on each thumbnail to enlarge.


Lynn Chadwick: Ace of Diamonds III

Lynn Chadwick: Three Elektras

Arnaldo Pomodoro: Cubo I
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‘Apples with altitude’

A resident of Ecton is undertaking a survey of varieties of apple trees cultivated in our general area, and several Parwich residents have asked us to post her questionnaire here.  If you are interested in participating click here to down load the questionnaire

It should be completed by the 5th of November, and you can give it to Jackie Battell in Parwich for dropping off.

To see the researcher’s covering letter   (more…)

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Spookfest with the A52s

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Songs of praise on Sunday

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Choral Concert in Church

The web page http://www.ashbournechurches.org/concert/ contains videos and a BBC Radio 4 programme on the Faure Requiem.

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Parson’s Croft clear up tomorrow

The Tennis Club invites as many people as possible to come to their last morning of the season on

Sunday 31st October starting at 10.30am

followed by a general clearing of the Parson’s Croft sports area
at 12am

all other sports groups, users of the sports facilities and any other willing hands are encouraged to come along too at about 12am to help.

Drinks and refreshments will be available.

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The next meeting of Parwich Parish Council is in Tuesday 02 November 2010 (click here to see the Agenda) at 7-30pm in the Memorial Hall.  As always the first part of the meeting is open for the public to address  or question the Council.

Click here for the draft minutes of the previous meeting held on 05.10.10.

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Parwich house to let

1 Chestnut Cottages to let from 16th November, large lounge, kitchen diner, two double bedrooms, nice bathroom.  Oil-fired central heating and open fire in lounge. Nice large garden.

Please call Terry on 01335390360 or 07971166158 for more information

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Ordering heating oil?

I plan to order some heating oil in the next two weeks; would anyone else like to join in for a lower price (Peak Oil quote 42.5p +VAT currently)?

Martin C 390529

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Elvis at the Legion

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November Film

Trailer on http://letterstojuliet-movie.com/

Web links http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Letters_to_Juliet

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Crab Apples

Thank you to Mike G for these photos:

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In tribute to the magnificent horse chestnut trees, some of which had to be felled due to disease, here is a mini-slideshow showing some photographs taken recently.

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Cool for Cats

Thomas the pub cat is no mug. Whilst ‘normal’ cats would be content to sleep on the floor, this particular moggy has made himself at home in a traditional thatched cottage!

From his vantage point, he can survey The Sycamore’s customers as they relax in front of the pub. Woe betide any bird who may think this particular birdhouse was made for birds!

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Pilates Funding

We have received the following message from Rebecca J:

We are hoping to apply for a grant to subsidise Pilates for 11-18 year olds and the over 60s. We already have a lively group of teenagers who have a class from 7.30 -8.30pm on a Wednesday, but we would like to reduce the amount they pay to encourage more to take part. We would also like to apply for funding to hold some taster classes for the over 60s, with gentle stretching exercises that could be done in a chair for those with reduced mobility. Due to the availability of the hall they would probably take place in the afternoon, maybe followed by refreshments.

In order to apply for a grant we have to be a group with a bank account. We are intending to keep this as simple as possible with minimal committee members and meetings, however we will need to have an inaugural meeting to agree a constitution and appoint committee members and this will take place at 7.30pm on 3rd November,immediately after the Pilates session, at the Memorial Hall.
 
Please come and support this, whether you currently do Pilates or not. Anyone with ideas for the over 60s sessions would be particularly welcome
Rebecca 390318

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In memory of the chestnuts

The avenue of horse-chestnut trees at Nethergreen was planted to celebrate the coronation of the Queen nearly 60 years ago.  For some fifty years they flourished, supplying several generations with conkers.  A number of years ago they were discovered to have a disease, that could not be treated. 

Professional advice was for the disease run its course, cutting down the worst effected trees as necessary.  Unfortunately some more had to go today:

The disease is spread in the ground water so any replacement chestnuts would succumb.  However here is a reminder of the same view a year ago:

Photos by JF-S (At least the very old chestnut tree in the Churchyard is up steam, and a ‘left over’ tree from the avenue is still going strong in Hallcliffe garden, where it was planted by Mrs Dodds.)

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Thank you to Rebecca for this update on the final coffee morning total, and the lost property notice:

The final total raised for Macmillan Cancer Support is £437.85, thanks to further donations from people who could not attend the coffee morning and gifts on behalf of Judith and Alan Smith’s silver wedding anniversary.

I have also acquired a red and white stripped canvas bag left after the coffee morning, if the owner would like to claim it.

Many thanks,
Rebecca (390318) and Sandra

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Something for half-term

Free cycling help and advice in Bakewell for families in half term and at weekends.

Local families can get cycling this Autumn at three special sessions at Bakewell Agricultural Centre run by Pedal Ready, in partnership with Pedal Peak District.

The sessions will include:

  • Cycling games and skills sessions
  • How to be confident with traffic
  • Family and group riding tips
  • Maintenance advice
  • Building cycling confidence
  • Advice and techniques for teaching children to ride without bruises!

Booking is required: 0114 2412775 start@pedalready.co.uk  (more…)

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Lewis exhibiting in Rowsley

Lewis Noble has an exhibition of his work ‘Viewpoints‘ at Gallery Top in Rowsley (Derbyshire), which runs from Nov 6th – 30th. Click on the image below for more details:

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Starting on Thursday 4th November at 6pm in The Memorial Hall, there will be a new one hour circuit training session by “ReMARKable U All Body Circuit Training”.

Entry is £4 per person per session. All you need is suitable exercise trainers/clothing and a bottle of water. There will be a medical form to fill out at the first session on arrival and anyone over the age of 14 is welcome no matter what your level of fitness is. Under 14’s should be accompanied by an adult.

Why not come along and get fit during the dark nights of winter?

For more information contact Mark on tel. 07968 189486 or email alleypara1@hotmail.com

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Best wishes to Colin & Lisa

Thank you to Cheryl for

a photo of Colin and Lisa Keyworth’s wedding yesterday at St Marys Church, Tissington. It was a happy family day and a big thank you to Revd Andy Larkin for a lovely service.

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Weekly Weather Stats

Here are last week’s readings:

 

Rainfall

in mm

Pressure

in Mb am

Pressure

in Mb pm

Temperature in ºC

Max

Min

Sun 17th

0.0

1025.7

1024.7

12.9

0.9

Mon 18th

1.8

1019.3

1015.4

12.4

8.4

Tue 19th

7.6

1011.8

1010.5

9.6

5.4

Wed20th

0.4

1017.5

1021.6

8.7

0.7

Thu 21st

0.0

1020.6

1017.3

11.5

0.0

Fri 22nd

0.0

1015.3

1012.2

13.7

4.6

Sat 23rd

2.2

1000.3

1001.4

12.1

7.2

Total

12.0

 

Average

11.6

3.7

Our weatherman on the hill predicts:

A mixed and cooler week to come: a sunny Monday a wet Tuesday then cloudy with sunny intervals.

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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 Methodist Service Parwich Church
Wednesday 6.30pm Pilates Memorial Hall
Saturday 10.30-10.45am Saturday Morning Bulk Rubbish Collection Ballidon
Saturday 7.30pm Halloween Spookfest
with The A52s
Parwich Legion
Sunday 10am Songs of Praise – Andy Larkin Parwich Church

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Ron Birch

It is with sadness that we report the death of  Ron Birch on Friday 15th October, such a kind and gentle man.

His funeral is to be held at St Peter’s Church in Parwich on November 1st at 2pm.

Family flowers only, with any donations to be divided between Parwich Church and the Hartington Surgery.

Everyone is welcome after the service to attend the Memorial Hall for refreshments.

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Parson’s Croft Clear Up

The Tennis Club invites as many people as possible to come to their last morning of the season on

Sunday 31st October starting at 10.30am

followed by a general clearing of the Parson’s Croft sports area
at 12am

all other sports groups, users of the sports facilities and any other willing hands are encouraged to come along too at about 12am to help.

Drinks and refreshments will be available.

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An October Sunrise

Sorry about it appearing so late in the day, but thank you to John F-S for the photo of this morning’s sunrise.

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School Newsletter #7

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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.

Hallcliffe HousePikehallPikehall Farm
Pikehall LaneSycamore Cottages

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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Lost 1 Green Bin

St Peter’s Church’s green waste wheelie bin was put out for emptying last Thursday, but by lunchtime that day had gone missing.

If anyone has seen it, could they put it in the Church Yard (just inside the gates), or let the Church Wardens know (messages via parwich@hotmail.co.uk will be passed on).

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Hares in the Derbyshire Dales

This post is perhaps not strictly with the remit of parwich.org but I am sure most people gain great pleasure from seeing the hares in our area, and may be interested in this book, published today.  If anyone has seen it do post your reaction in a comment.  Information on the book is contained in the following Peak Park press release: (more…)

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Choral Classics for Remembrance

The web page http://www.ashbournechurches.org/concert/ contains videos and a BBC Radio 4 programme on the Faure Requiem.

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Community Speed Watch

The next meeting of the Tissington Safer Neighbourhood Policing Meeting will be held for the first time in Parwich, at the Memorial Hall on Monday 13th December at 7pm.

In the minutes of the last meeting, held at Kniveton on 27th September, the group, under Sgt Steve Edwards and PCSO Kate Cleveley discussed ‘Community SpeedWatch’.  The scheme is already up and running in many of the villages.  Training would be given by the Sgt and then volunteers can use the equipment and fill in the appropriate paperwork.  A PCSO would be in attendance to assist.  It was pointed out that there would be no enforcement, but a letter is sent out to the driver to inform them of their speed.

This may be of interest to our community and anyone is welcome to attend the next meeting in December.  The police chair the meeting and normally various councillors and local residents attend and raise relevant issues.

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Quiz on Thursday

Bob Matthews Quiz

organised by Parwich & District Horticultural Society

8pm Thursday 21st October

Sycamore Inn

(all welcome)

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A Buzzard

JF-S

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‘Big:The Musical’

Former HOLBY CITY actor and Strictly Come Dancing winner Tom Chambers is to appear in ‘Big: The Musical’ when it opens at the Liverpool Empire next year.

Tom will play the lead role of Josh Baskin, the child who wakes up as a 30-year old man in the stage version of the film starring Tom Hanks. Further casting to be announced.

Former artistic director of the Open Air Theatre in Regent’s Park Ian Talbot is directing the production, which is the show’s European premiere and will run in Liverpool from 14-26 February before touring.

Prior to the musical, Tom is due to appear at the Sunderland Empire in ‘White Christmas’ from 19th November – 1st January.

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