Archive for November, 2010

Wetton Christmas Fayre (cancelled)

Update: 2nd Dec – Has been cancelled due to the bad weather.  A smaller fair may be rescheduled, which our own Delia Pegg hopes to have a stall at.

There is a Christmas Fayre in Wetton on Sunday 5th December from 11.00 am.

The fayre is being held in the church, the village hall and a nearby marquee. Stalls and entertainment include:

  • Santa and his elves
  • hot and cold food
  • cakes, jams and relishes
  • Christmas trees and wreaths
  • make your own ceramic Christmas decorations
  • cards and calendars
  • music from local school choirs
  • cheese and real ale
  • confectionery
  • jewellery and antiques
  • soft toys and cushions.

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Craft Bazaar in Brassington

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Today’s Newspaper Delivery

Thank you to Marion for passing this on:

I have just had an email from Lee Hanstock of MSR Newsgroup who delivers to a number of people in Parwich.

He is very apologetic but hasn’t been able to get through to Parwich today. If anyone particularly wants him to keep today’s papers (or even tomorrow’s etc depending on what turn the weather takes) for delivery whenever he can get through, they had better ring him on 343 943.

Thank you

Marion

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Still Snowing

11am There has been a steady fall of snow this morning, with more still to come.  Thanks to Graham J for this update on the roads:

Dale Road and Alsop Road tricky this morning – no grit, probably only passable in 4×4. A515 to Buxton passable with care, snow blowing across in drifts at the usual locations (Parsley Hay, Flagg). Buxton side roads are bad.

Keep your comments coming.

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Parwich School Closed

With the heavy snow Parwich Primary School has been closed today (30th Nov 2010):

On advice from parents and Health & Safety we have made the decision to close the school.
Thanks to all staff and children that made the difficult journey.

Caroline Rodgers
Headteacher

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Dreaming of an Irish Christmas?

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Christmas Tree Festival & Fair

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What made this?

This photo was taken at about 7:30 on Saturday morning, near the sledging field. It was in fresh snow and was about 12 inches at its widest point. Most likely it was a bird about to take off – two feet and tail feathers possibly – or have we received a close encounter of some other kind?

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School footwear

Parents are reminded that children need boots for playtime at School:

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Red Devil’s Karaoke

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Concert in Alstonefield

As Alstonefield’s Blog posted information on the recent concert in Parwich Church it seems only fair to return the favour; it should be a good evening:

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Cancelled due to the heavy snow:

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Following the recent post, thank you to Heather for updating us on her next jewellery stall:

I will be selling my jewellery next Saturday 4th December between 9am and 2pm at the Wirksworth Farmer’s Market. I am sharing a stall with my friend Laurie who also makes jewellery. This market is held on the first Saturday of every month and has previously offered a range of locally produced goods such as fresh produce, plants and other crafts. Hope to see you there.

Heather

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Icy Roads

Though we have not had a lot of snow so far, as Cheryl W pointed out in her recent comment, the roads are dangerously icy.  The crash on the B5056 could have been much worse than it fortunately was.  The car can not have been that far from going off the road down the steep hillside.

With temperatures this morning the coldest on record locally, and likely to be as bad or even worse tonight, watch out for ice tomorrow morning.

Please add any updates on local road conditions as comments below.

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Coldest night in local records

Here are last week’s readings:

 

Rainfall

in mm

Pressure

in Mb am

Pressure

in Mb pm

Temperature in ºC

Max

Min

Sun 21st

0.0

1012.6

1012.0

6.1

3.0

Mon 22nd

1.8

1011.0

1010.8

8.2

2.1

Tue 23rd

0.0

1012.1

1011.6

7.4

2.4

Wed24th

0.0

1011.2

1009.4

5.3

-1.8

Thu 25th

0.0

1009.0

1010.2

2.6

-2.9

Fri 26th

0.0

1011.3

1012.5

3.6

-3.8

Sat 27th

0.4

1014.3

1012.8

1.6

-3.8

Total

2.2

 

Average

5.0

-0.7

Our weatherman on the hill predicts:

Another very cold week to come, with daytime frost on some days and light snow showers on Tuesday, Wednesday,and
Thursday possible.

For the record, last night (27/28 November ’10) was the coldest I have recorded in over ten years of keeping stats for Parwich at minus 11.2 centigrade.

It is interesting to note the difference in the temperatures between the two weather stations, one at the top of the village and the other by the Church, some 1.7 degrees.  The cold air certainly fell down to the bottom of the valley, last night.

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Parwich Temperature Reaches A Low

Many thanks to Graham J, who sent us the following email:

Last night was the coldest recorded by our live village weather station which has been recording data since the beginning of 2007. At 6:30am this morning the temperature had dropped to a staggering low of 12.9 degrees below zero Celsius. This is over 4 degrees cooler than the previous low of -8.8 degrees C recorded on 7th January earlier this year. Traveling back from Ashbourne at around midnight last night, our car external temperature gauge fell to -15 degrees C at Bradbourne Mill (a consistent cold trap area, typically 3-5 degrees colder than Parwich on a still night). One wonders what the low at 6:30am would have been there?

Graham and Amanda kindly make the readings from their weather station available to all. Click here to see the reading right now.

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Snowy Saturday

For many it was quite a surprise to look out of the window on Saturday morning and see the perfect powdery covering of snow.

For the photographers of Parwich, snow offers a great opportunity to capture the village in its sparkling glory. Of course John F-S – the master of Parwich photography – was out and about early.

For others, the snowy weather can make life more difficult. This is especially true for the farming community whose animals still need caring for. The Kirkhams are pictured here making sure the animals on Back Lane are well fed.

One animal feed supplier had a particularly bad day. Not only did the tanker need pulling out of the village, but it also lost a wing mirror as it came back down the hill at Townhead! Repairs were needed before the vehicle could make its way back out of the village.

For many Parwich people however, times of snow are to be enjoyed. If you click ‘Continue Reading’ you will see a selection of photos taken around the village. Hope you enjoy them. As usual, click on any image to enlarge it.

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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 with Andy Larkin Parwich Church
Sunday 11.15am Advent Service Alsop Church
Sunday 2.30pm Methodist Service Parwich Church
Tuesday 1.30pm School Open Afternoon Parwich School
Wednesday 6.30pm
7.30pm
Pilates followed by
Pilates for the Youth
Memorial Hall
Wednesday 6.30pm
onwards
Blackberry Barn Candles and Gifts Parwich Legion
Thursday 6pm Circuit Training Memorial Hall
Saturday 2-5pm Make Up Made Easy
£5 tickets includes refreshments
in aid of Maire Cure Cancer Care
Memorial Hall
Sunday 11am Mattins Parwich Church

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Leatherbritches Nursery – New Stuff

Now in:

  • Winter Baskets
  • Winter pansy-viola-heathers
  • Wallflowers and Cyclamen

Also, loose spring bulbs.

Plus lots more……

Orders being taken for holly wreaths and holly crosses.

Call in and see Bill or Ann, or phone on 390571 / 07713 743295.

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Parwich always looks particularly beautiful after a snow fall, and today was certainly no exception. Here are a selection of photos taken during the course of Saturday, starting before breakfast and ending just before tea time. As ever, these photos look at their best if you click to enlarge each one.











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Horticultural Society Annual Report

PDHS 2010 AGM

CHAIRMANS REPORT

A very successful year for the society despite the doom predicted after missing a main show in 2009.

We were lucky enough to be the 1st users of the new memorial hall which opened the Thursday before Open Gardens. This proved to be a fabulous venue for showcasing the childrens work and also for the wonderful cream teas. Entries were down on the childrens show despite the help and guidance the school has been receiving from members of the society in their school garden but hopefully this has been rectified for next year. A number of new gardens were opened and they all looked stunning. There were many 1st time visitors to the village and many commented on how wonderful the event was. (more…)

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Tom’s White Christmas

Many thanks to Stuart for this update:

We went to the opening night 19th November and stayed overnight at the Seaton Lane Inn, Seaham, County Durham SR7 0LP tel 0191 581 2038, a delightful Inn with excellent accommodation and most comfortable beds, this is owned by the brother of Joanne Jewitt, Adrian Marshall. It was only 7 miles from the Empire Theatre and the Taxi was just £10.40. A great atmosphere and great food. The journey by car was 3 hours, I had thought of running a coach but it would be probably 4 hours and therefore reconsidered that cars would be better.

This article may be of interest to you.

http://www.sunderlandecho.com/lifestyle/the-guide/theatre/white_christmas_a_dream_of_a_show_1_2783345

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New Parish Clerk

Parwich Parish Council are pleased to announce the appointment of Lesley Bramwell as Parish Clerk.

Contact Details:

Lesley Bramwell, Crookbank Farm, Lane Head, Tideswell, Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 8RB.

I would like to thank everyone for their support during my time as clerk, the Councillors for their gifts and wish Lesley every success.

Karen

p.s Many thanks to the blog team who have double checked my postings especially Peter whose help has been invaluable

Also a big thanks to Karen for all her hard work as Clerk to Parwich Parish Council for a number of years longer than initially planned.

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Road conditions

At 8:45, Patti B writes:

Just to let you know that although the roads around Parwich are bad, the A515 north to Buxton is totally clear. The A52 to Derby has a layer of packed snow, and travel is very slow.

If any of our readers has further details to share on the current state of the roads in our area following last night’s snowfall, we would be most grateful to receive them in the comments box.

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Lost cat collar

Debbie W writes:

My cat has lost his brand new collar!

It is very distinctive: red with little pirates on, and a tag with a pirate cat which reads BOB 390568.

Lord knows where it is, but I’d love to have it back.

Thanks,
Debs

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School newsletter #11

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A Charity Event – next week

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School snow procedures

Parwich Primary School have issued some instructions on what to do in the event of snow. Please click the image to view the document as a printer-friendly PDF.

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Dates

Thank you to those of you that have been busy emailing me with dates for the diary, the diary is now online up until May 2011!  However if there are anymore dates particularly for December and January, the parish magazine deadline is Thursday and it is a joint two month publication this time.  Please do email your event in and I’ll update both the magazine and the blog.

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Thank You

On behalf of the Parish Council, Jane Harrison would like to thank all those who turned out on Sunday morning to help clear the Jubilee Pond and watercourse.  It was an excellent job done, and special thanks to Ed for bringing his tractor and trailer down and getting rid of all the “muck”.

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The location of Green Lane!

Hope this helps solve the mystery of the exact location of Green Lane – thanks to Lynn Burrow at Peak Park for responding to our request for help.

Click on the map to enlarge.

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Take a careful look at these two photos. Although they may look identical at first, there are in fact ten differences between the top photo and the bottom photo.

How many can you spot? We particularly welcome answers in the comments box from our younger readers.

HINT: Try clicking each photo to enlarge it. Each photo will then open in a new window. This might make the differences a little easier to spot!


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Colder Weather

Here are last week’s readings:

 

Rainfall

in mm

Pressure

in Mb am

Pressure

in Mb pm

Temperature in ºC

Max

Min

Sun 14th

0.4

995.8

998.4

5.7

-0.2

Mon 15th

0.0

1009.4

1015.0

8.6

-2.3

Tue 16th

0.4

1017.4

1015.6

8.7

-2.8

Wed17th

11.2

1006.7

1004.9

4.9

2.8

Thu 18th

2.7

1003.0

1003.0

6.4

3.0

Fri 19th

0.0

1009.4

1011.0

7.1

3.7

Sat 20th

0.0

1012.6

1013.1

7.0

1.8

Total

14.7

 

Average

6.9

0.9

Our weatherman on the hill predicts:

A cold week to come with northerly winds and overnight frosts, mainly dry, though rain or sleet showers are posible.

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What’s on Where this Week

What’s on Where this Week
Date Time Event Location
Sunday 10am Family Service Parwich Church
Sunday 10-12am Jubilee Pond and Watercourse Clean up The Dam
Sunday 11.15am Holy Communion Alsop Church
Monday 7pm First Responders AGM & Training Memorial Hall
Tuesday 8am-8pm Water Supply may be cut off for all, or part of this time  
Tuesday   School Closed – (see above) Parwich School
Wednesday 6.30pm
7.30pm
Pilates followed by
Pilates for the Youth
Memorial Hall
Thursday 6pm Circuit Training Memorial Hall
Saturday 2-5pm Stepping Stones Christmas Fair Memorial Hall
Sunday 9.30am Holy Communion with Andy Larkin Parwich Church
Sunday 11.15am Advent Service Alsop Church
Sunday 2.30pm Methodist Service Parwich Church

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Last Weekend’s Concert

The concert by the Choir of St. Mary’s Church, Nottingham here in Parwich on Saturday 13th was by all accounts a great success.  Certainly these two clips posted by Martin at YouTube increased my regret at having missed it, but then went a fair way to make up for that.

Also there is an excellent mp3 audio download at:

http://www.ashbournechurches.org/concert/download.htm

The concert was in aid of the Parwich Church restoration fund and for Help for Heroes.

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Get set for digital

The TV Digital Switchover in Parwich is due on 17th August 2011

This means in order to watch TV from this date you would need either:

  • A Freeview set top box (they start from £20) and possibly a new aerial + your old telly
  • Or a TV with Freeview built in
  • Or a satellite dish + a Sky Freesat box or Skybox (£150+, or a subscription) + your old telly.

To receive High Definition (HD) TV, you would need a TV that is HD ready + a HD set top box.

For further information click on

http://www.digitaluk.co.uk/postcodechecker/main/display/basic/de6+1qb/NA/0/NA

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 Update on Green Lane, Pikehall

I recently wrote an article about green lanes and motor vehicles in Parwich parish magazine and on the Parwich website. I now wish to update you on the situation relating to Green Lane, Pikehall.

We have recently been informed by Derbyshire County Council that the claim to have this lane registered as a By Way Open to All Traffic (BOAT) has been closed. This means that the status of Green Lane will be unclear for the immediate future but it can no longer be used by public motor vehicles (excluding mobility scooters).

Signs will be erected on Green Lane in the near future to state that motor vehicles are not permitted (landowners and tenants with access are still permitted to use the route to access their fields) and we will monitor the situation with vehicle loggers. Should it be necessary we may ask the police to hold an Operation Blackbrook day at Pikehall to help explain to motor vehicle users about the confirmed new status of the route. Please leave any actions and enforcement to the appropriate authorities and bear in mind that this status has only just been confirmed by DCC and vehicle users may well be using the route unaware of the resolution of the routes status at the present time.

If you would like to discuss this matter further, then please don’t hesitate to call me on 01298 84992.

Lynn Burrow, Area Ranger, Peak District National Park Authority

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