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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