Archive for September, 2011

It’s a girl!

Mother and calf are doing extremely well.  It’s lovely to think that now there will be two beautiful cows on Creamery Lane.  The only problem is the name, it has to begin with P and have a floral connection.



And she’s called…….

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Help – What am I?

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School buses & vehicle checks

School buses checked for safety in Ashbourne.

A number of school buses in Ashbourne have been checked as part of a police and partnership road safety operation. Operation Safedrive took place on Friday, September 23 and a team of police officers, PCSOs and officers from CREST (Casualty Reduction and Enforcement Support Team), VOSA (Vehicle Operator Services Agency) and Derbyshire County Council started the day at Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School. The team examined over 15 buses and coaches to check the condition and safety of the vehicles bringing children to school. During the checks two buses were found with defects which needed to be fixed as soon as possible and one bus had to be towed back to the depot for immediate repairs after officers found two wheel nuts which had sheared off.

Vehicle Checks

They then moved on to Ashbourne Fire Station where the team were joined by the DVLA and a fire safety officer to carry out checks on passing vehicles. A mixture of warnings, notices and fixed penalty notices were issued to:
• 6 drivers for using their mobile phone while driving
• 3 drivers for having tyre defects
• 2 for number plate offences
• 1 driver for not being in proper control of the vehicle
• 1 for not having a valid MOT
• 28 drivers were stopped for not wearing a seatbelt;
these drivers  were also given advice and shown photographs taken by the fire service of cases where people a seatbelt.

In addition, VOSA issued:

• 5 immediate and 2 delayed prohibition notices,
these are given to drivers for defects on vehicles which seriously affect their roadworthiness. The owners then have to have their vehicle inspected at an MOT centre before they can legally drive on the public highway.

The DVLA also brought their camera car and a total of 3018 cars passed through, and seven were found not to have road tax.

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Butterflies

Common local butterflies, enjoying the warm spell.
– John F-S.



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The planning application from Robert Gosling at Hill Top Farm has been registered with Peak District National Park. Application number: NP/DDD/0911/0933 Proposal: Erection of a single wind turbine and stone build plant rooms.

All the planning documents can been seen on the National Park website or by visiting the Peak Park at Bakewell.

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2 Rathbone Croft, Parwich is available for rent at £650 pcm for a minimum 6 month let, non smokers with no pets are welcome.

A semi detached house with 3 bedrooms –  2 doubles and a large single room, a lounge and dining kitchen.  The house is available as unfurnished or partly furnished.

Situated in a very quiet location in the village, it has a garden with delightful views across open countryside and parking.

Please ring 07790 613587 for more details.

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Biggest Coffee Morning in the World Next Week

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Free armchair!

Please contact me if you would like this comfy Habitat armchair.

Martin C: 390529

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Weather Stats: 18th to 24th Sept

Here are last week’s readings:

 

Rainfall

in mm

Pressure

in Mb (am)

Pressure

in Mb (pm)

Temperature in ºC

Max

Min

Sun 18

3.6

1003.0

1009.4

18.1

3.2

Mon 19

1.8

1011.6

1011.7

16.7

9.3

Tue 20

4.5

1012.0

1013.5

15.6

12.6

Wed 21

0.4

1014.2

1011.3

17.5

6.4

Thu 22

0.0

1018.0

1018.7

16.6

6.4

Fri 23

0.0

1018.0

1014.9

18.7

8.2

Sat 24

0.0

1012.1

1012.9

18.2

9.1

Total

10.3

 

Average

17.35

7.89

Our weatherman on the hill says:

A nice Autumn week to come, with warm sunny days with the odd shower – high pressure to the east keeping away the worst of the weather.

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Have You Seen This Cat?

We have another lost cat in the village. Wallace, the black and white cat on the right of this picture, has been missing for 2 days.

Sue and Mike H ask that you check your sheds and garages and contact them on 334 if you see him.

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What’s on Where this Week
Day Time Event Location
Sunday 9.30am Holy Communion Parwich Church
Sunday 2.30pm Methodist Service Parwich Church
Sunday 7pm Harvest Festival Alsop Church
Monday 7.30pm First Responders Training Memorial Hall
Wednesday 3pm Pilates for the Over 60’s Memorial Hall
Thursday 6-7pm Circuit Training Memorial Hall
Sunday 6.30pm Evening Prayer Parwich Church

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In memory of John Booth

We have received an appreciation of the late John Booth – former organist at Parwich and Alsop churches – from Reverend Jack Cooper, former vicar of this parish. Thanks to Stuart C for passing it on.

I was sad to be told of the recent death of John. Sadly due to distance and other problems, we are unable to make the funeral.

John was perhaps best known for his help at Parwich playing the organ, but much more so at Alsop. Many of you will remember that during my time as Vicar, John was a constant source of help to me in so many ways, not least his loyalty and reliability.

It is not very well known that John was not taught music, but taught himself. Actually he only played in two keys, which involved the Vicar (me) in sorting out hymns that could be transposed by John into those two keys. He spent hours and months ahead of the services, working out the hymns.

But what John may have lacked in technical ability, he more than made up for with his enthusiasm and his awareness of the “mood” of the worship taking place. He was acutely aware of when the hymn was being particularly enjoyed, with hearty singing. I would look down at him from my vicar’s stall and would see a tiny grin across his face, and a twinkle in his eyes as he returned my look, and he knew full well that I was going to signal that he should carry on with the chorus or last verse again. “Guide me oh” and ” Give me oil” were two such hymns, sung and played with great joy.

However, there were many occasions when John helped behind the scenes, namely with his skill as an “odd job man”. Many was the time he told me to “Leave it to him” when a job needed doing, e.g. fixing the well and truly broken and stuck lock on the main door to St.Peter’s. (That saved the treasurer a small fortune with a specialist locksmith.)

Thank you, John Booth for so many memories, and with much affection to Jeane for looking after you so well.

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School Newsletter Issue 2

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Thank you to Rick G for this post.

We want to offer our thanks to the Bluebell Inn for donating the first prize in the Parwich Strongman Raffle.

We do have a vested interest in that we won the prize and ate it last night!

We were very favourably impressed: pub staples, but well produced: local steak, lamb, sausage, chicken etc. A particularly nice touch was the surf and turf: our onion rings turned out to be calamari, even though these aren’t on the menu (caused some hilarity in the kitchen). The wine list has had some thought put into it too. All the staff at the inn were friendly and helpful, so well done all round.

Never eaten there before, but we’ll go back.

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Escape to the Country

Rumour has it that the BBC programme Escape to the Country is in Parwich today.  Apparently Fernlea is to feature as the ‘mystery house’ in a new episode to be broadcast in October.

Certainly it will get the property good coverage.

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The Ashbourne 50+ Forum have organised a screening of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (12A certificate) at The Empire Club in Ashbourne, this Friday (September 23rd) at 7.30 pm.

Doors open at 7pm. Tickets are priced at £3.50, and they can be booked by calling 01335 300140.

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People in Parwich urged to nominate their favourite voluntary group for a 2012 Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.

There’s still time to nominate your favourite local voluntary group for The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the MBE for volunteer organisations, by getting your nomination forms in by Friday 30th September 2011. Please visit www.direct.gov.uk/qavs or email queensaward@cabinet-office.gsi.gov.uk

The Award, part of the UK National Honours system, was created by the Queen to mark the Golden Jubilee in 2002 and recognises the outstanding contributions made to local communities by groups of volunteers. It’s hoped the 2012 Awards will attract more nominations than ever, to help celebrate the Award’s 10th anniversary and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee next year.

In June this year, three outstanding groups in the East Midlands received this Award after being nominated by friends, family, beneficiaries or members of the public, but there are many more groups in the region which deserve to receive this recognition for their volunteers which can only be done by making a nomination.

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service Main Award Committee Chair and former broadcast journalist Martyn Lewis CBE said:

“Volunteering groups make a huge contribution to people’s lives, often without praise for the incredible job they do. A prestigious UK National Honour such as The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service can prove invaluable in so many ways to their ongoing success.”

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The World’s Longest Climb

Thanks to Nia L for letting us know about this talk, which will be given in Hassop by a long-standing (and “inspirational”) friend of hers.


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Reverend Andy Larkin writes:

Thanks to all who decorated the church and worked so hard to provide the harvest supper. Two lovely events, and thanks to everyone who came along to support.

Full photos are on the church Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/fivechurches (courtesy of JF-S).




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This year’s Beyond Limits sculpture exhibition opened on Friday September 16th, in the gardens of Chatsworth House. There are 26 works on display, including pieces by Damien Hirst, Rene Magritte, Lynn Chadwick and Marc Quinn, and the exhibition runs until October 30th 2011.

Please click on each photo to enlarge it.

23. Damien Hirst – Myth
The spot at the far end of the Canal pond is always reserved for something special. In previous years, we’ve had Marc Quinn’s statue of Kate Moss and a smaller version of Antony Gormley’s Angel of the North – and this year, Damien Hirst’s two painted bronze horses, Myth and Legend, looked spectacular in the afternoon sunlight. You’ll see Legend further down in this post.

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Weather Stats: 11th to 17th Sept

Here are last week’s readings:

Rainfall

in mm

Pressure

in Mb (am)

Pressure

in Mb (pm)

Temperature in ºC

Max

Min

Sun 11

1.8

1004.1

1005.9

17.5

11.8

Mon 12

5.8

999.0

1010.2

18.6

11.8

Tue 13

0.4

1010.2

1014.2

18.2

10.5

Wed 14

0.0

1017.2

1018.2

17.2

9.5

Thu 15

0.0

1014.0

1018.3

19.7

6.4

Fri 16

7.6

1012.4

1007.6

16.6

11.0

Sat 17

1.8

1003.6

1002.2

16.4

10.3

Total

17.4

Average

17.75

10.19

Our weatherman on the hill says:

A rising barometer heralds a mainly dry week with sunny periods and moderate temperatures in the middle teens.

Our weatherman adds:

The Met Office has just updated their BETA forecast pages. There is more information on tabulated and animated pages, with 5,000 locations available and a dozen or so customization choices, and much more.

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What’s on Where this Week
Day Time Event Location
Sunday 10am Joint Harvest Festival
Methodists & St Peter’s
Parwich Church
Sunday 11.15am Holy Communion Alsop Church
Monday 6.30pm Harvest Supper Memorial Hall
Wednesday 3pm Pilates for the Over 60’s Memorial Hall
Thursday 6-7pm Circuit Training Memorial Hall
Saturday 8pm Don Keyworth Singing Parwich Legion
Sunday 9.30am Holy Communion Parwich Church
Sunday 2.30pm Methodist Service Parwich Church
Sunday 7pm Harvest Festival Alsop Church

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World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

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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.

As two more Parwich properties have recently gone onto the market – bringing the total number of available local properties up to ten – here’s an update of what’s currently available.

Fernlea HouseMouldridge LanePikehall Lane
Shaw LaneBluebell CottageThe Square
Sycamore CottagesRathbone CroftSmithy Close
Pikehall Farm

The list will be updated again next month. Until then, you will be able to find it on the INFO page, via the SITE MAP, and in the ELSEWHERE ON PARWICH.ORG section on the right hand side of this page.

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Film Night

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Harvest Festival: spare mugs, anyone?

Helen P writes:

We are looking forward to our Harvest Festival at 10am this Sunday, at St Peter’s. Why not come and join us with your harvest produce, and/or gifts for the Padley Centre? (For more information, see below).

If you would like to help decorate the church, then please join us on Saturday morning from 10am.

Even if you are not able to join us on Sunday, we would love to see you on Monday in the Memorial Hall from 18:30, for our Harvest Supper. Please bring your own drinks. Val is making meat and potato pie, and we shall be following that up with crumble and cream.

Harvest Supper tickets are available from Janet in the shop, or from Martin C (529).

This year, Stuart Chambers has kindly agreed to auction the harvest produce. All funds raised from the evening will go to the Padley Centre in Derby, which provides both a Day Centre and Direct Access Hostel.

You can also help the Padley Centre by donating items which will be of use to them. They can accept gifts of anything except pillows, duvets, electrical items and furniture. At the moment, they are particularly keen to receive any of the following items:

* toiletries (especially razors and sanitary towels)
* clothing
* textiles
* mugs
* cutlery

These can be left in church, or brought to the hall on Monday evening. If they need collecting, then please let Helen P know (362),

THANK YOU!

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Acting Clerk:
Mrs S Hampson Cert H. Ed, Dip RSA
Sandley Cottage
6 Alsop Moor Cottages
Alsop-en-le-Dale
Ashbourne DE6 1QS

Tel: 01335 310409
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A meeting of Parwich Parish Council will be held on
Tuesday, 13th September 2011 at 7.30 pm in Parwich Village Hall

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Lewis Noble in Derby

THE BIG PICTURE SHOW
New work by gallery artists including LEWIS NOBLE

Opens THIS FRIDAY 16th September
Show continues 17th, 20-24th and 27-30th September
10am-5pm
AT THE TREGONING CONTEMPORARY, Friar Gate Studios, Derby.

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Tickets for Tartuffe

We have one ticket available for Moliere’s Tartuffe at Buxton Opera House on Wednesday 28th September at 7.30pm
If you would be interested please contact Caroline on 398.

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Tom Chambers touring

Hi, there is a good clip of  ‘ Top Hat on Stage ‘

The production has now moved from a good run at Birmingham to Southampton but comes to The Lowry at Salford Quays, Manchester 27th September to 8th October.  I know some people from Parwich have already booked.  You can find out more at the Top Hat on Stage website.

Stuart

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Tomorrow – Dance for Fitness

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Weather Stats: 4th to 10th Sept

Here are last week’s readings:

Rainfall

in mm

Pressure

in Mb (am)

Pressure

in Mb (pm)

Temperature in ºC

Max

Min

Sun 4

0.9

1006.8

1005.8

19.8

13.4

Mon 5

2.2

1007.0

1012.4

17.5

8.7

Tue 6

5.8

1003.6

1004.3

15.1

11.1

Wed 7

2.7

1008.6

1005.5

15.4

10.3

Thu 8

0.4

1007.7

1003.7

20.0

10.6

Fri 9

0.9

1008.7

1008.7

22.7

11.4

Sat 10

1.3

1005.4

1003.0

22.3

15.9

Total

14.2

Average

19.0

11.6

Our weatherman on the hill says:

A rising barometer will bring less stormy weather by Thursday.

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Friday’s Film Night

Friday 16th September 7.45pm
Memorial Hall

This exciting film tells the true story of mountain climber Aron Ralston’s remarkable adventure to save himself after a fallen boulder crashes on his arm and traps him in an isolated canyon in Utah.

Over the next 127 hours, Ralston examines his life and survives the elements to finally discover he has the courage and the wherewithal to extricate himself by any means necessary, scale a 65 foot wall and hike over eight miles before he is finally rescued. A visceral, thrilling story, that will take an audience on a never before experienced journey and prove what we can do when we choose life.

Directed by Danny Boyle (of Slumdog Millionaire fame), starring James Franco, nominated for several Oscars.

*Free Entrance     * Refreshments     *Raffle.
*Silent projection       * Hi Fi Sound.
Special hi-fi headphones for those with hearing difficulties, please ask.

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What’s on Where this Week
Day Time Event Location
 Sunday all day Wirksworth Arts Trail & Makers Market Wirksworth
Sunday 9.30am Communion Parwich Church
Sunday 10.30am Ashbourne Half Marathon & Fun Run Ashbourne
Sunday 11.15am Holy Communion Alsop Church
Sunday 2.30pm Methodist Service Parwich Church
Monday 9.30am Zumba Style Latin American Fitness Class Biggin
Tuesday 7.30pm Parwich Parish Council Meeting Memorial Hall
Wednesday 3pm Pilates for the Over 60’s Memorial Hall
Thursday 6-7pm Circuit Training Memorial Hall
Friday 7.45pm Film Night Memorial Hall
Saturday from 3.30pm Oddfellows 175th Celebrations
Bar opens 3.30pm, BBQ – 4.30pm, Ferret Racing – 6pm
Parwich Legion
Sunday 10am Joint Harvest Festival
Methodists & St Peter’s
Parwich Church
Sunday 11.15am Holy Communion Alsop Church

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Parwich Bowls Club

Last week of the season. A good season all round considering the membership we have. Two great wins to finish off.

Tuesday League

6 September – Home – Whitworth Park.

We managed to win all four games in the match. One very convincingly, one by just one point. The result was 84 to Parwich 60 to Whitworth. We have been hovering between sixth to fourth position in the league. This result and scores from other matches means we have finally finished fourth, one place higher than last year. A really creditable performance for such a small club.

Matlock Thursday Friendly League

9 September – Home – Matlock Bath

A final resounding win for us. We won all three of the doubles games and four out of the six singles. The score was 136 to us and 97 to Matlock. Matlock were ahead of us in the league, but with this conclusive win we have overtaken them. Again we have been around fifth to seventh in the league. Depending on other results we could make fifth.

We have one final game this Sunday before we put the green to bed for the winter. If you fancy a final look come down at 2.00pm. For a number of years the Club has had an invitation from Ashbourne Bowls Club to play indoor bowls during the winter period. This is very informal, but most enjoyable for those taking part. The season starts on Monday 10 October at 1.30 pm at the Ashbourne Club. If you fancy something to do on a cold winter afternoon then why not give it a try. Not sure where you can get such good entertainment for a £1 these days. Contact a member of the bowls club for more details.

All being well there will be further fabulous commentaries next year. Hope to speak to you electronically next April. Have good and safe winter.

John B

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Ashbourne Half Marathon & Fun Run

Sunday 11th September – 10.30am

The Ashbourne Half has been running for 17 years, it is a challenging course. The race starts at the east of the town and the runners run south and steadily uphill for a mile before turning west on a level road behind the town for a further mile. They then enter the Dales passing through the village of Thorpe to the fields overlooking Ilam. They then run down into the valley of Ilam and then out and up on to Bloore Pastures. The course goes down towards Oakover Park and out on to the long level run in through Mayfield’s Hanging Bridge into Ashbourne. The race ends on the recreation ground.

The Fun Run has its fitness fanatics but quite a lot of the entries are true fun runners and include many well known local characters. The race is around the town and is about three miles. It follows the Half course onto and along Windmill Lane and then drops down past the old Cattle Market site to the War Memorial, around via the Duck Ponds and in through the back of the Recreation Ground finishing by the Pavilion. All finishers receive a medal and there is the Bob Hudson Trophy for the overall winner.

Parking – at the small car park just off Cokayne Avenue, by the Recreation Ground or at the main car park at Shaw Croft.

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