Archive for March, 2011

Glasses found

Found – pair of pink metal framed specs outside the Memorial Hall on Thursday evening.

If they are yours, contact either Graham J or send an email into parwich@hotmail.co.uk

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Helleborus


Mike G

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Deposits for the trips to Harlow Carr and/or Felley Priory and Hebb’s farmhouse can be paid to Rebecca tonight at the film show.

Two great trips

Wednesday 25th May – RHS Harlow Carr – departure 9am

Harlow Carr is the Royal Horticultural Society’s northern garden. Rhododendrons, azaleas and magnolias should be a highlight at this time of year. As well as the extensive gardens there is a shop and plant centre and Betty’s Café tea rooms.

We can offer this trip to society members at the bargain price of £8! Entry is free, as the society is affiliated to the RHS. There will be an additional charge of £2 for those wishing to have a tour. Non members can either join the society at a cost of £2 or pay the entry fee of £7.50 ( free to RHS members).

Wednesday 13th July – Felley Priory and Hebb’s Farmhouse – departure 9.30am

In the morning we will visit Felley Priory Gardens in Nottinghamshire (left) a private garden and plant nursery. We will have lunch there and then there is a short drive to Hebb’s farmhouse, Stuart Dixon’s garden. Stuart gave a talk to the society in 2009 and he will show us round his garden; followed by tea and scones.

The cost for this trip is £10, it includes tea and scones at Hebb’s Farmhouse and and entry to both gardens. If however you are an RHS member, entry into Felley Priory is free and the total cost of the trip will be reduced to £7.00.

In order to keep transport costs to a minimum, from April 1st these trips will be opened to non society members. Please can members pay their £5 deposit by Thursday 31st March to secure a place.

Please let Rebecca Jordan, Knob Hall, have your payments. These details and forms have been delivered to all society members.

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Film night: Friday April 15th

From the director of Calendar Girls comes a new comedy-drama with an all-star British cast.

The film stars the award winning Sally Hawkins as Rita O’Grady, who is the catalyst for the 1968 Ford Dagenham strike by 187 sewing machinists which led to the advent of the Equal Pay Act. Working in extremely impoverished conditions and for long arduous hours, the women at the Ford Dagenham plant finally lay down their tools when they are reclassified as “unskilled”.

With humour, common sense and courage they take on their corporate paymasters, an increasingly belligerent local community, and finally the government itself. The leader of the women’s struggle is fast-talking, no nonsense Rita, whose fiery temper and occasionally hilarious unpredictability proves to be a match for any of her male opponents, and is echoed by Barbara Castle’s struggle in the male-dominated House of Commons.

The film stars a host of Britain’s finest acting talent, including Sally Hawkins (Happy-Go-Lucky, It’s A Wonderful Afterlife), Bob Hoskins (The Long Good Friday, Mona Lisa), Miranda Richardson (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire), and Rosamund Pike (Pride & Prejudice, An Education).

Click here for the trailer.
Click here for the film’s Wikipedia entry.
Click here for a BBC interview and feature.
Click here for The Guardian’s review.

In the warm and comfortable Parwich Memorial Hall on
Friday 15th April at 7.45pm.
Free Entrance … Refreshments … Raffle
Silent projection … Hi Fi Sound … Special hi-fi headphones for those with hearing difficulties; please ask.

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Duck Race

Have you got your duck yet?
£1 each

Only 3 days to go.

Race begins at the Ford on Saturday at 2pm

Followed by Beer & Chilli at the Legion from 3pm

To buy a duck contact Mick Edge, Paula Lynam, Carl Wilton, Stuart Chambers, Jane Gerrard, Janet Shipley or call in at the Legion.

All fundraising will go towards the St George’s Day Parade

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Dear resident,

We have recently introduced a new e-forum (email forum) to the Community Messaging Service, which will give you the chance to contribute to the setting of priorities in your neighbourhood.

As you may be aware, each of our Safer Neighbourhood policing teams hold a meeting every three months to set priorities, offering residents the chance to select what their local police officers and other agencies target.

The aim of our e-forum is to make it easier for you to have a say on priorities.

Simply email trisha.mellor.5197@derbyshirecommunitymessaging.org and tell us what you would like your team to target.

Your concerns will be sent to the Tissington Area Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team and they will discuss all responses at their next forum meeting which will be held on:

Wednesday 6th April at 7.30pm at St. Edmunds Church, Fenny Bentley. (more…)

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Waitrose at Buxton have included Parwich CFR in their Community Charity Scheme for April, so if you happen to shop there, please use your green tokens to support Parwich First Responders.

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Parwich.org has received this message and the latest post from Major Benjamin Ingham of the Royal Artillery.

It was great to receive so many positive comments from my last post and I have been in touch with another Parwich member who has recently arrived in Afghanistan, we are hoping to meet up in the near future. The offer to send through parcels is exceptionally kind but we are well catered for and the main support that we, in the Armed Forces, value more is the continued support from family, friends and acquaintances.

The cold winter nights have been quickly replaced by the dry heat of the Afghan summer, there is no transition as one would expect in the UK, and in the course of a week the snow has melted leading to a dusty smog filled atmosphere that sits within the Kabul basin.  Due to a lack of consistent electricity, the local population has scourged the landscape of all trees for firewood and thus the slightest breeze creates billowing clouds of dust.  With Kabul being located 6000ft above mean sea level within a bowl at the base of the Hindu Kush Mountain range, effectively the start of the Himalayas, the air is trapped and develops into a polluted smog. 

The last opportunity to make use of the clear winter mornings came a few weeks ago and 140 personnel stationed at the Kabul Airbase turned out to take part in the Kabul ½ Marathon.  The course was set to follow the camp and airfield perimeter and, although considerably flatter than the Parwich Annual Hill Race, the distance more than made up for the lack of topography.  

A three week persistent cough, brought on by the afore-mentioned appalling air quality, was still lingering but I managed to motivate myself to complete the route at the end of a 12 hour working night shift.  All that kept me going was the thought of getting a good day’s rest and I finished in a modest time of 1 hour and 40 minutes.  Post race and a small earth tremor followed by a faulty fire alarm brought a hasty end to any sleep I was hoping to get and therefore the only option was to head back to the office for another night shift.  (more…)

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CLARKE  AIR COMPRESSOR -REBEL 30
Excellent condition, this comes with the following items –
UNOPENED Clarke compressor oil SAE 40,5 litre & Manual
20 m of Brennenstuth air hose on reel
Pneumatic tacker (nail gun)
Paint sprayer attachment
Air gun attachment
Tyre pressure attachment

SPEC.
9cfm air displacement
24 litre air receiver (CE certified)
2.5hp, 230V, 1ph motor with thermal overload protection
10bar (150 psi) maximum working pressure, controlled by a fully
automatic pressure switch
Specification includes wheels & handle, air regulator, twin gauges & safety valve
Dimensions (LWH) 660 x 330 x 648mm

Ideal for DIY, light trade & professional use, for spraying, powering certain air tools, inflating, blowing etc.

£185 ovno (or very near offer), the compressor alone normally retails from Machine Mart for £300

Tel Steve K on 07532328973 (Leek)

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Tennis Club AGM – Friday

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Pupdate!

The Parwich puparazzi were kindly invited once more into Jill L’s home to find out how Maisy’s puppies are getting on.

We are delighted to report Brizzle, Isla, Digger, Sam, Oscar and Nelson are all doing swimmingly. They have been eating well and on nice days have been exploring the yard outside. They have had a big day out today to get their injections.

In two weeks time, the pups will all be heading for good homes as far afield as Scotland. Nelson will be going to the daughter of a friend of Jill’s in her walking group, so he will be able to go for long walks with mum and grandma.

Finally, Jill wishes to make an appeal to the village. For the next two weeks, if you have any spare newspaper, she would be very very grateful for it! Drop it round at Wheatsheaf Cottage.

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Final call for any members wanting to go on the trips to RHS Harlow Carr on Wednesday 25th May and Felley Priory and Hebb’s farmhouse on Wednesday 13th July. Please pay your deposits to Rebecca Jordan, Knob Hall, by the end of this month; after which we will open up the seats to non members to ensure we can fill the coaches. If you are coming to our film show on Thursday, Rebecca will collect deposits there.

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Duck Race on Saturday

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Nia has emailed in to say a big thank you to everyone who supported her in the High Peak Marathon, she raised  £1229.38p and as a group they topped £2,500 which is amazing.  This money is going to help Isabelle, a 7 year old who has lost part of all her limbs after being diagnosed with meningococcal septicaemia and this is the email from Isabelle’s family…

Just a quick note to say a big thank-you for your fundraising for Isabelle’s trust fund. We were overwhelmed to receive such a significant amount and therefore thank you for all your efforts. It sounds amazing to undertake a run like that – particularly in the dark!

All money raised for Isabelle is going to be spent carefully, and will be used to provide for her throughout her life. Our main objective is to ensure that she is able to live her life as independently as possible, and so for example it may be house adaptations or advanced prosthesis that are necessary. At present it is too early to say what will be possible! We are planning to get a website up and running to keep all Isabelle’s supporters updated on progress and plans.

Again, many thanks!
Olly, Cathy and Isabelle

For more information about meningitis visit the Meningitis Trust.

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Don’t forget – Lent Lunch today

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At the Vicarage with Andy & Jo

…….12.30 – 2pm

…….Donations towards lunch will go to charity.

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Annual Parochial Church Meeting

Annual Parochial Church Meeting

Parwich Church at 7pm

Tomorrow, Monday 28th March

Everyone Welcome

Click here for the agenda
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Weather stats: March 20th to 26th

Here are last week’s readings:

Rainfall

in mm

Pressure

in Mb am

Pressure

in Mb pm

Temperature in ºC

Max

Min

Sun 20

0.0

1027.8

1028.7

12.5

1.8

Mon 21

0.0

1031.3

1031.0

14.9

7.5

Tue 22

0.0

1032.6

1035.0

17.7

3.0

Wed 23

0.0

1037.4

1036.0

18.3

2.1

Thu 24

0.0

1033.8

1028.3

16.3

1.9

Fri 25

0.0

1021.0

1016.5

16.9

2.4

Sat 26

0.0

1015.0

1015.9

8.0

5.2

Total

0.0

Average

14.95

3.42

Our weatherman on the hill says:

A cooler week to come with the possibility of a little rain Wednesday/ Thursday and rather cloudy.

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What’s on Where this Week
Day Time Event Location
Sunday 9.30am Holy Communion Parwich Church
Sunday 11.15am Mattins Alsop Church
Sunday 2.30pm Methodist Service Parwich Church
Sunday Census Day – Fill in your form
Monday 12.30-2pm Lent Lunch The Vicarage
Monday 7pm Annual Parochial Church Meeting Parwich Church
Monday 8.30pm First Responders Training Night Memorial Hall
Monday 8.30pm Parwich Carnival & Recreation Committee AGM Parwich Legion
Tuesday 4-8pm Planning Surgery with Peak Park Cliff College
Calver
Wednesday 2pm Pilates for the Over 60s Memorial Hall
Wednesday 6.30pm
7.30pm
Pilates followed by
Pilates for the Youth
Memorial Hall
Thursday 6-7pm Circuit Training Memorial Hall
Thursday 7.30pm RHS Film “Top Tips for Spring & Summer Memorial Hall
Fri 1st 8pm Tennis Club AGM Memorial Hall
Saturday 2pm Duck Race at the Ford
followed by a Beer & Chilli afternoon in the Legion
The Ford
then Parwich Legion
Sunday 11am Mothering Sunday Service Parwich Church

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Royal Wedding Celebrations in Parwich

……………..Itinerary for the Royal Wedding
………………….Celebrations in Parwich

………………………Friday April 29th

………………………….f9.30am onwards

……………………..Everyone is invited
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9.30am – Memorial Hall opens
10.30 am – Parwich Legion opens
11am – Coverage of the Royal Wedding on the Big Screen

Refreshments will be served during the morning.
Face painting will take place for the children

12.45pm – Judging of the Fancy Dress Competition – Best Dressed Bride – Best Dressed Groom

1pm – BBQ at Parwich Legion
2.30pm – Wedding Cake & Sherry will be served followed by prize giving for the children’s competitions & presentation of commemorative mugs.

Evening – Entertainment at the Legion with Chris Houlihan

9pm – Fireworks

Details about the competitions (more…)

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Clocks change tonight

Don’t forget the clocks change tonight, so move them forward one hour.

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Table Top Sale, today.

In Parwich Village Hall

Saturday 26th March – 1-3pm

Refreshments will be served
Please come along there will be various stalls

Money raised will go towards Parwich Preschool

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Weather conditions this week provided a treat for those who were out and about around sunrise. The cold nights, coupled with sunny mornings, created a low mist that was quite beautiful. Here are a couple of photos taken last Tuesday morning…

The first picture was taken looking towards Ballidon from the outskirts of Parwich. The second two were taken from the hill on the way into Bradbourne.

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Lent Lunch on Monday

This week’s Lent Lunch will be held at the Vicarage on Monday 28th March from 12.30 – 2pm. Everyone is welcome – Donations towards lunch will go to charity.

Andy & Jo

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Does anyone know what has happened to the sheepwash and pond? Have they been contaminated by some sort of effluent? asks Fiona H.

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Mothering Sunday 3rd April

If you would like flowers for Mother’s Day,
please order by 6pm on Thursday 31st March

Thank you

Delia
Tel. 01335 390758 & 07773 487882

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This lady looked at me in a strange way, so I pulled up and took a shot of her, then quickly went on my way lol, I can see the statement ‘wat you looking at’ in her eyes. Steve K

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School newsletter 24

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The national census is due to take place on 27th March 2011, run by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) in England and Wales, so please ensure you fill it out.

2011 Census requires everyone to be counted at the address where they usually live. Anyone away from home on census day, Sunday 27 March, must be included on the household questionnaire for their usual address.

Away or on holiday – If everyone in the household is away on census day please complete and return your questionnaire before you go or as soon as possible afterwards. Remember to make sure your answers are about your household on census day.  Your questionnaire needs to include all people who usually live at this address. This means that you should include everyone for whom this is their permanent or family home, even if they are working or studying away from home.  If you are staying at another address in the United Kingdom (UK) on census night you should be included as a visitor on the questionnaire for that address.

The census is a count of the population which is completed in the UK every ten years to find out more about who we are as a nation. The data is used to help government and local authorities decide how best to plan, fund and deliver the everyday services we all need – like housing, education, healthcare and transport.

The census have been posted out to households in early March and can be completed online or sent back via a pre-paid envelope.

Please note that residents who return their completed questionnaires promptly (before 6 April) will not be contacted by the census field staff.  All census staff will carry an ID card with a photo, logo and hologram.  Staff will not ask for details such as credit card details, bank accounts or password etc.  Please be vigilant and bear in mind that only registered staff will carry out this work.  If you are not sure ring the number that will be on their ID card. If you are still concerned get them checked out before letting anyone into your home!

To find out more about census 2011, please click on general information and for more details about the circumstances in which census field staff may make contact with residents click here.  Remember that field staff may call after 6 April.

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A Hotpoint dishwasher in good working order is free to anyone who can collect it before Sunday 3rd April.

Also a three-quarter size futon (larger than a single, smaller than a double) with its base is looking for a new home, along with a number of kapok stuffed cushions and mats suitable for meditation or yoga.

Within two hours homes were found for the above (thank you parwich.org)

Also jumble available for local good cause (otherwise will go to charity shop).

Contact Peter on tel 390287 asap if you are interested.

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Electric Bike Network – “It’s cycling – but not as we know it.  Electric bicycles dismiss headwinds and flatten hills.  Anyone can now enjoy the great outdoors on two wheels.” 

Having received an invitation to attend the small and informal launch at Carsington Water of the Electric Bicycle Network, I decided to go along and find out more about this social enterprise.  The launch is supported by the Carsington Water sports centre.

The aim of this initiative, well established in other, hilly(!) countries such Switzerland, is to establish a network of hire-points, such as campsites, B&B’s, s/c cottages, hotels, and charge points, such as pubs, cafés etc., i.e. anywhere where the cyclist may want to stop off to enjoy lunch or refreshments.  

 Whilst the launch was primarily aimed at representatives of visitor accommodation, pubs, cafés etc., there may also be some interest amongst local residents.

As a potential ‘Hire point’, it is very doubtful that participation by a single s/c cottage would bring in sufficient revenue from hiring out the bikes to guests to cover the cost of hiring (the minimum of) two electric bicycles from the support hub, i.e. Carsington Water, including back-up support etc.  However, there may be potential for a cluster of visitor accommodation, which could possibly also be boosted by some local interest.

Further information can be found on the Electric Bicycle Network website.

I would be really interested to hear not only from other s/c cottages but also from local people who are mildly intrigued by this exciting initiative so I can gauge the level of interest in and around the village.

And yes, I had a go on one of the bikes, which was dead-easy to ride, and, whilst a little heavier than an ordinary bike, was much lighter than the older versions of electric bicycles.

Saskia Tallis (440)

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More Splashes of Gold


JF-S

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Beer Festival at Brassington tomorrow

Jon and Sue at the Miners in Brassington are hosting a Spring Beer Festival from 6pm – see below if you are interested…

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A Splash of Gold


JF-S

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Parwich artist Esther Tyson is working on a project to immortalise the seahorses of Dorset in art – but first of all, she has to learn to swim underwater! Esther’s project diary continues below…

Day Five.

I’ve moved from the pool at Sandybrook to the 25m pool in Ashbourne Leisure Centre.

Every pool I’ve swum in has had a gradual grade to the final depth, but here it’s ever so sudden: half way, the depth plummets! In my first swim, it took me completely by surprise; coughing and spluttering, I grasped the rail whilst composing myself.

Back to the present day: looking at the length and wondering how it will go. It’s a long way… (more…)

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Note added 4th March 2017 by Steve J.

This post still seems to be getting quite a few views. A good source for oil, not available when the post was originally written is the village oil club, details of which can be found here

 

This email has come in from Keith P requesting information.

Last October I ordered 2200 litres of heating oil on the internet from Go Locate Fuel. It was 1.6 pence a litre cheaper (£35 total) than the price quoted by Peak Oil on the same day. Who delivered it? Peak Oil!  However my tank would only take 2034 litres, and despite the promise of  Go Locate Fuel to refund any amount less than that ordered I have not received said refund of £70. And the likelihood of receiving it seems slim, since I have since found a website full of complaints about Go Locate – many, many people claiming to have paid hundreds of pounds and not receiving fuel at all. So I feel lucky that I received nearly all I ordered, even though it was delivered late. I will not be using them again and recommend anybody contemplating doing so to check out the internet reviews of this company first.

That said, hope springs eternal. I have just ordered from Halso at what I thought was a competitive price by paying with a debit card when placing the order. Hours later I found another website called Boiler Juice which has been running since 2004. When I put in a request for a quote it turned out 0.45 pence per litre cheaper than I had just paid! On 2000 litres that’s £9.00 cheaper. Before I commit myself to dealing with this website in future, has anyone in the village any experience of dealing with Boiler Juice?  Are they reliable?  Keith Parsons.

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Sue H, Chair of the Parwich First Responders, has sent us this message:

Firstly, I know that I missed a post in February, but as it is such a short month, I’m hoping that it doesn’t count! Anyway, here is some fantastic news to eclipse my tardiness :

Parwich First Responders have not 1 but 3 new volunteers awaiting training. This really is fantastic as we appeared to be dwindling fast. Not that this news should put off anyone who might have been considering swelling our ranks since the more of us there are, the greater our coverage of the weekly rota. There is usually someone on holiday or just too busy with work and other commitments to be able to respond.

Our group met to train last month. It was particularly useful to refresh our memories of how to administer oxygen since guidelines and methods appear to change with alarming frequency. We always practise our resuscitation skills using training dollies. This is critical for all of us because unlike paramedics we are not constantly being called out to put our training into practice. Without our ongoing training we would quickly become rusty and lose confidence in our abilities.

There have been two call-outs for the group in the last 2 months. An incident to which we were not called was the one involving the air ambulance. Villagers may not be aware that East Midlands Ambulance Service do not send Community First Responders to incidents involving trauma (to the body, not to us, although this is actually precisely why we are not sent to attend young children). Thankfully the casualty in this case has made a full recovery in no small part due to the calmness of those at the scene and the skill of the helicopter pilot in landing on such difficult terrain. This incident also highlights the value for all of us in acquiring some basic First Aid skills – you never know when you might be in a position to use them, even as a passer-by.

Please remember to call 999 in the event of any emergency. The responder on call (providing we have a volunteer available) will then be contacted directly by EMAS. Please do not waste time scrabbling round for personal telephone numbers of people who might not even be in the village at the time.

Finally, thank you to our new volunteers!

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Common but Colourful

There seem to be a lot of these birds about at the moment, JF-S.

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Weather stats: March 13th to 19th

Here are last week’s readings:

Rainfall

in mm

Pressure

in Mb am

Pressure

in Mb pm

Temperature in ºC

Max

Min

Sun 13

2.7

999.0

1004.6

9.4

5.4

Mon 14

0.0

1016.0

1018.9

10.4

-2.8

Tue 15

0.0

1016.8

1015.0

8.2

2.6

Wed 16

0.0

1016.3

1014.0

8.6

4.5

Thu 17

0.0

1014.2

1018.2

10.7

2.6

Fri 18

0.0

1020.6

1024.6

11.3

0.2

Sat 19

0.0

1031.9

1028.6

12.1

-2.9

Total

2.7

Average

10.1

1.38

Our weatherman on the hill says:

High pressure persists with mainly cloudy skies, very little rain, airflow will be mainly westerly so a litle warmer this coming week with temperatures 10C to 12C.

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What’s on Where this Week
Day Time Event Location
Sunday 10am Family Service & Baptism
no Sunday School
Parwich Church
Sunday 11.15am Holy Communion Alsop Church
Monday .. INSET Day Primary School
Wednesday 2pm Pilates for the Over 60s Memorial Hall
Wednesday 6.30pm
7.30pm
Pilates followed by
Pilates for the Youth
Memorial Hall
Thursday 6-7pm Circuit Training Memorial Hall
Friday from 6pm Spring Beer Festival Miners Arms
Brassington
Sunday 9.30am Holy Communion Parwich Church
Sunday 11.15am Mattins Alsop Church
Sunday 2.30pm Methodist Service Parwich Church

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