Archive for January, 2011

Missing Cat

Phylis Gosling has asked if anyone can help with the following:

Missing Cat.

The cat is a ginger and black, long-haired female. She has a white bib and paws and is very friendly.

If you can help, please contact Phyllis on 228.

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A voluntary booking Clerk is needed for the tennis court.

Anyone who is interested should contact the Chair of the Parish Council (Cllr J. Harris) on 07896 730643, or the the Clerk on 01298 872000.

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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 HousePikehall Lane
Pikehall Farm
Pikehall Farm

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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This week’s weather

Normal service has been resumed from Wednesday January 26th.

Rainfall

in mm

Pressure

in Mb am

Pressure

in Mb pm

Temperature in ºC

Max

Min

Wed26th

0.4

1011.0

1015.5

5.6

2.5

Thu 27th

0.0

1023.0

1023.0

2.2

-0.3

Fri 28th

0.0

1025.2

1021.8

3.6

-1.4

Sat 29th

0.0

1022.4

1022.2

1.3

-4.6

Total

0.4

Average

3.18

-0.95

Our weatherman on the hill says:

Atlantic weather moving in, so it will be less cold with westerly winds, but not very much sunshine and the possibility of a slight overnight frost on one two nights.

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Pilates

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What’s on Where this Week

What’s on Where this Week
Date Time Event Location
Sun 30th 11am Mattins-Andy Larkin Parwich Church
Mon 31st 4pm School governors’ meeting  
Tue 1st 7.30pm Parish Council Meeting Memorial Hall
Wed 2nd 2pm Pilates for the Over 60s Memorial Hall
Wed 2nd 6.30pm
7.30pm
Pilates followed by
Pilates for the Youth
Memorial Hall
Thu 3rd 6pm Circuit Training Memorial Hall
Sun 6th 11am Mattins Parwich Church
Sun 6th 3pm Wine Tasting Afternoon British Legion

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Forever Forged

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Please click on the following link to open the agenda for the Parish Council meeting taking place at 7.30pm on Tuesday 1st February in the Memorial Hall:

Parwich PC Agenda February 2011

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School newsletter 17

Please click to enlarge this newsletter. The item on dog fouling may be of particular interest to Parwich residents.

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A message from John B:

You may have been watching the World Bowls Championships on the television, well you too could be part of the bowls scene right here in Parwich. Perhaps we are not quite as good as Paul Foster or Alison Merrion, but with practice perhaps you could be.


We had our AGM in the Legion last week. We have now so few members and players it really is getting critical how much longer the Club will continue. We have gone from more than 30 people in 2004 to 15 this year!


Our fees are £20 per year. The season starts at the beginning of April, although we do try to get some practice in March, but this depends on the weather.


Please try to support your local Club.


We did discuss at the AGM the possibility of indoor bowls in our lovely new village hall. In order to gauge whether this could be something that people may want it would be good to see how many people would consider playing. We can then review possible grants for equipment etc. If you are interested will you please register this by letting us know by phone or meeting with an existing member.


Phone John B on 455 or John H on 302.


We look forward to hearing from you.

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Cleaning Work Sought

Sarah, who already provides a cleaning service in the village, is looking for more cleaning work in Parwich, please contact her directly if you are interested on 0129-884841.

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We have the received the following excellent news from Rebecca B:

We have got our grant!  and this together with the donations from the Horticultural Society and Parwich United Charities means we can now go ahead with our Over 6Os exercise class. The first class will take place  on Wednesday 2nd February at 2pm, followed by refreshments at 2.45pm. That class and the one the following week will be free taster classes, although a donation of £1 towards the refreshments would be appreciated. Thereafter the cost will be £4 per session to include the refreshments. Unlike the evening classes where we pay up front for a block of classes, the charge for these classes will be payable per session only if you can attend that class. The teacher Tricia Durdey would like all participants to fill in a health form, which will be delivered to all who have expressed an interest. Forms can also be filled in at the class on the 2nd and there will be an opportunity to talk to Tricia if you have any particular health concerns about exercising.

Rebecca (318)

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Cloud Formation Over Parwich

Many thanks to Steve K for sending us the following picture.

Steve says “spring is on the way”!

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This week’s weather

As our “weatherman on the hill” is away for the weekend, this week’s readings are from Sunday to Thursday only:

Rainfall

in mm

Pressure

in Mb am

Pressure

in Mb pm

Temperature in ºC

Max

Min

Sun 16th

0.0

1008.4

1013.7

10.9

8.4

Mon 17th

0.0

1015.8

1018.0

8.3

2.4

Tue 18th

0.4

1023.0

1029.0

7.1

0.4

Wed19th

0.4

1031.2

1032.7

8.7

1.4

Thu 20th

0.0

1034.4

1034.3

7.4

2.4

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What’s on Where this Week

What’s on Where this Week
Date Time Event Location
Sun 23rd 9.30am Holy Communion-Andy Larkin Parwich Church
Sun 23rd 11.15am Mattins Alsop Church
Sun 23rd 2.30pm Methodist Service Parwich Church
Wed 26th 6.30pm
7.30pm
CANCELLED: Pilates followed by
Pilates for the Youth
Memorial Hall
Thu 27th 6pm Circuit Training Memorial Hall
Fri 28th   Inset Day Parwich School
Sun 30th 11am Mattins-Andy Larkin Parwich Church

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Living willow offered

We have about 50 stems of living willow available, if anyone is interested.
John F-S Tel. 519

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Tomorrow – Bulk Rubbish Collection

Tomorrow is bulk rubbish collection day; the dustcart picks up at various points in the village.   Remember if you leave rubbish to be removed, you must be in attendance when the wagon comes and load your rubbish, yourself.  Don’t lose it, use it.

Sycamore Cottages                       0900 – 0920
Village Green                                 0925 – 0945
The Square, village top                  0950 – 1010
Croft Avenue                                 1015 – 1045

Next collection is Saturday 5th March.

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Live music at the Legion

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Full Moon Rising

If any of our readers felt a trifle hairier than usual last night, the following photograph may explain why…

We would like to thank John F-S for this atmospheric shot of last night’s full moon. The picture was taken over Carsington Water.

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School newsletters 15 and 16

Due to staff illness, we were unable to bring you last week’s school newsletter, but you will find it by clicking “Continue Reading” at the end of this post.

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Appeal for help

We have received the following request for help from Jacqui and Paul:

Paul and Jacqui Jesson (‘The Happy Campers’) are asking for your urgent help. Quite a few of you may be aware that we are hoping to move into the lovely village of Parwich very shortly and are currently buying Jane Harris’s house: 9 Sycamore Cottages. Unfortunately, when the search was carried out, it came to light that there is a covenant of the Property that anyone wishing to Purchase the house must have lived in the area for a minimum of three years.

Although we do not own property in the village, so therefore can not produce things such as utility bills, we are trying to show the Council that we have been members of the ‘Parwich Community’ since 2004, that we have many friends within Parwich, and that we have tried to support the village throughout this time, spending as much time as possible in the area.

We would therefore like to appeal to as many of you as possible to help us achieve this. Paul and I have drafted a letter, confirming how long we have been coming to the village and supporting Parwich. We are asking for as many of our friends and hopefully neighbours as possible to add their names and addresses and to sign the letter, enabling us to take these to the Council to help us get the Covenant dismissed for the sale to proceed.

Also, if anyone would be kind enough to put pen to paper to support us, we would not be able to thank you enough. The letters would need to be addressed to:

Derbyshire Dales District Council
FAO Helen Bowden
Town Hall
Bank Road
Matlock
Derbyshire
DE4 3NN

Paul will be around the village on Saturday/Sunday to try and get as much support as possible and will collect any letter of support. If you kindly take them to the Sycamore pub or shop it would be greatly appreciated. Or alternately e-mail them to pm.jesson@ntlworld.com.

We need to be able to produce as much evidence to help to get the covenant changed to the council by the end of January.

Thank you for any help you can offer to help fulfil our dreams.

Jacqui and Paul Jesson

Please click here to view Jacqui and Paul’s draft letter, for which they will be collecting signatures. If you are drafting a letter of your own, we recommend that you do so using your own words, rather than re-using the words in this draft.

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Pilates Back On!

Rebecca has sent us the following message:

Pilates is back on tomorrow, Wednesday 19th! 6.30pm and 7.30pm classes. Anyone who has paid, but cannot come because they have made other arrangements thinking it was cancelled, will get a credit.

Boy things move fast in this village!

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Bulk Rubbish this Saturday

This Saturday is bulk rubbish collection day; the dustcart picks up at various points in the village.   Next collection is Saturday 5th March.

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A52s Gig This Saturday!

The A52s will play a monster gig at The Miners Arms in Brassington on Saturday 29th January, starting around 8.30pm.

The band will feature their new horn section – the mighty Chad Bean on saxophone (and virtuoso recorder!).

The lads hope to see you there for some gigtastic fun!

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Parish Council Meeting Dates

Please note the following dates for the Eaton, Alsop & Newton Grange Parish Council:
  • Annual Open Parish Meeting – Monday 4 April at 7.30pm at the New Inns Hotel
  • Annual Parish Council Meeting – Monday 16 May at 8pm at the New Inns Hotel

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We have received the following email from Carole B (nee Gibbs). Please comment or email the blog team if you have any information or can help:

Hi,

I wonder if you could help me please? My Uncle Ken tells me that there was a photo of my Grandfather Charles Gibbs on a wall in the Legion. He was in the army then so it must be very old (first world war). Do you think someone living in Parwich would help me to locate it if it is still there and email me a copy? I will gladly pay any costs, postage, printing etc. Also any pics of my Uncle Harold or any of the Gibbs family would be much appreciated.

Thank you

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This week’s weather

Here are last week’s readings:

 

Rainfall

in mm

Pressure

in Mb am

Pressure

in Mb pm

Temperature in ºC

Max

Min

Sun 9th

0.0

1004.6

1012.6

5.8

0.7

Mon 10th

2.2

1012.1

1004.5

5.8

-2.3

Tue 11th

2.2

999.9

1011.5

5.2

4.2

Wed12th

6.3

1007.0

1007.9

9.7

-0.9

Thu 13th

4.9

1007.2

1007.6

12.3

8.5

Fri 14th

1.3

1005.3

1006.3

9.8

8.3

Sat 15th

0.4

1006.3

1008.6

11.1

4.6

Total

17.3

 

Average

8.53

3.30

Our weatherman on the hill says:

A cooler week to come, brighter with less heavy cloud and one or two slight frosts.

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Lewis Noble Exhibition Catalogues

Parwich artist Lewis Noble writes:

FREE EXHIBITION CATALOGUES TO GIVE AWAY. Here’s a weekend give away on the Lewis Noble – Artist Facebook page. FIVE catalogues up for grabs worth £9.00. 24 pages, 41 colour images. All you have to do is share this post information on your own Facebook profile and then let him know by posting on the Lewis Noble – Artist page . Winners will be randomly selected tomorrow (Sunday) evening. Good Luck!
FACEBOOK PAGE LINK:

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What’s on Where this Week

What’s on Where this Week
Date Time Event Location
Sun 16th 10am Family Service-Andy Larkin Parwich Church
Sun 16th 11.15am Holy Communion-Andy Larkin Alsop Church
Wed 19th 6.30pm
7.30pm
BACK ON! – Pilates followed by
Pilates for the Youth
Memorial Hall
Thu 20th 6pm Circuit Training Memorial Hall
Sat 22nd 9-10.45am Saturday Morning Bulk Rubbish Collection Parwich
Sun 23rd 9.30am Holy Communion-Andy Larkin Parwich Church
Sun 23rd 11.15am Mattins Alsop Church
Sun 23rd 2.30pm Methodist Service Parwich Church

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Our village website has just passed a historic milestone today. This blog, set up to serve a few hundred people in and around Parwich, has just received half a million visits.

The site has been extraordinarily successful since it was officially launched in March 2008. The blog plays an important role in keeping the community informed and provides an effective means of holding a collective dialogue. We are regularly cited as one of the most successful ‘hyperlocal‘ websites in the country, and we are held up as an example of what local communities can achieve when they harness the power of the internet.

On average last year, we received 545 page views per day. These visits come from people who live locally and want to know what’s going on; they come from from people who used to live here and like to keep a connection to the area; they come from people as far afield as the USA and Australia, who have historical connections and want to find out more.

So here are some more statistics…

Our most popular month was January 2010, when 72 notices were posted and almost 26,000 page views were recorded. Subjects ranged that month from make-up workshops, through Austrian dinner evenings to a lament that the fish and chip van hadn’t turned up!

Our most popular day was June 30th 2010, when 2003 visitors clicked on the site. The main interest that day was the Hill Race. Many pictures of the contestants were posted and there was great interest in this record of the races.

They say the best form of flattery is imitation. We were particularly chuffed therefore that the creators of that long-running BBC institution – The Archers – have used parwich.org as an input to create their own village website  – click here to see just how similar it is! What’s more,  Archers scriptwriter Keri Davis dips in to parwich.org to get ideas.

I’ve been popping into parwich.org for quite a while as an Archers scriptwriter, often drawing on it for little village details. So yes, it was a big influence when we were setting up the Ambridge site.

Most of all, we’d would like to thank you for your support and active participation on the website. It’s a cliché, but without you, the whole thing would not work at all! Please keep your information and ideas rolling in….we’ve only just begun……

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We have been asked to post the following message from Terry P so local people can attend the meeting if they wish:

I have received a letter regarding a meeting at Calver Village Hall at 7pm on Thursday 20th of January. The meeting is for people who have had dealings with the Peak Park Planning Authority and who feel aggrieved at their treatment, and finally the decisions that the Peak Park Authority have come to regarding planning applications that have been submitted. I believe that one of the things to be discussed is the non-uniform way in which different people are treated regarding planning.

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Poppy Appeal

Many thanks to Mick E, who has given us the following message:

A total of £972 was raised for the Poppy Appeal this year;  this includes £145 that was collected at the service and the Legion at last year’s St Georges Day Parade.

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Good news folks!

We know many of you have been waiting expectantly for the next exciting episode of Parwich Heights, the page-turning romantic novel written by you, the readers of parwich.org. We are delighted to announce Instalment Eight has been lovingly crafted and is published today for your reading pleasure!

This next chapter has been written by the incredibly talented authoress Bridget Jones. She lives locally (no doubt in a windswept cottage up on the hill) and has used her extensive local knowledge to weave elements into the story that will seem strangely familiar to people who know Parwich and its surrounds. We think this particular instalment is a cracker.

Click on the image to read this literary masterpiece…

Our authors and authoresses have lots of fun writing Parwich Heights. Once completed, we hope to publish the novel as a physical book for sale locally. We even have grand ideas to create ‘The Parwich Heights Trail’ for people to visit the places that have inspired the book.

If you would like to try your hand at an instalment of Parwich Heights, contact one of the Blog Team or drop a quick email to parwich@hotmail.co.uk. You can write a paragraph, a page or a whole chapter and we won’t give you a draconian deadline! If you apply, a friendly member of the blog team will allocate you an instalment and check with you that you are not too busy at the time. It’s a great way to develop your creative writing skills and you can use a pseudonym if you don’t want to be mobbed by the world’s press. Let your creativity run riot!

Look out Jilly Cooper – you’ve got competition!

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Pilates Cancellations

Apologies from Georgie, but she has a funeral next Wednesday and will have to cancel the evening Pilates classes.

As there were already no classes the following week, there will be no classes now until 2nd Feb.

– Rebecca

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Love Doves


Courtesy of JF-S.

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Tonight’s circuit training (Thursday January 13th) is cancelled, due to Mark being ill. Hopefully he will be well again for next week’s class.

– Graham J.

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Church Magazine

If you would like to receive the Church Magazine and are not currently on the list, please call Don H on 773.

The cost is £5 for the year.

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The Ravages of Winter


Photo by JF-S. Please click to enlarge.

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Film Night: Friday January 14th

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Sue H is Chair of The Parwich First Responders. Here is her first update of 2011.

My New Year’s Resolution is to try and give more information about Parwich First Responders as a group. Anyone who knows my hopeless typing and computer skills will realise that this will amount to quite a challenge for me.

However, it needs doing and as Chair (again, all those who know me will be aware that I once forgot that I’d volunteered/ been persuaded to take on this role for a whole year!!) I’m going to attempt to keep it up for longer than just January.

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