Archive for October, 2011

Trick or Treat

Love it or hate it, Parwich does “Trick or Treat” well, it is good-natured and friendly. Tonight there was a real buzz in the air, you could hear children’s voices full of excitement and their footsteps echoing up the path. Lots of effort had been put into the costumes and the enthusiasm of the children was matched by their readiness to say thank you.




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Become a Parish Councillor

Parwich Parish Council are looking for one more Councillor to join the other six members.  The Council meet approximately ten times a year.  This vacancy has been advertised for several weeks, and so far no-one has put themselves forward.  The deadline is today, so if you are interested click here for more detail, and send a brief letter explaining why you would like to become a Councillor to

Caroline Healy
Lilac Cottage
Parwich
Derbyshire DE6 1QJ carolinehealy29@gmail.com

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Boots is home.

Marion & John F-S are extremely relieved that “Boots” has returned. Whilst they were away at the weekend  Boots, their cat went missing.

Janet B had been hunting high and low and so had lots of other kind people, so the F-S’s would like to let them know that all is well, and to say a big thank you for their help and concern.

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Let There Be Light, a children’s event celebrating God’s creation, organised by Revd Andy Larkin, took place today in the Memorial Hall.  Thirty eight children attended and enjoyed activities including a shadow theatre, an ultra-violet light filled maze, decorating gingerbread people, producing a full size decorated image of themselves and a huge joint piece of art celebrating the creation story from the Bible.

The parents enjoyed the excellent cafe provided by Catering 4 Parwich. The only problem was how to get the huge painting into the church, when it was finished! As the children left, they were each given a light stick. To see all the photo’s check out the Peak Five facebook page. A video will be posted soon.

“Thank you all who worked so hard with the planning, organisation and delivery. Especially the parents who unexpectedly found themselves being helpers to cope with the number of children (you know who you are!). Thanks also to all of you who came and supported the event and helped to make it such a great morning. Revd Andy Larkin.”

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Weather Stats: 23rd to 29th Oct

Here are last week’s readings:

Rainfall

in mm

Pressure

in Mb (am)

Pressure

in Mb (pm)

Temperature in ºC

Max

Min

Sun 23

0.0

1005.3

1002.9

16.5

7.6

Mon 24

0.0

999.2

995.4

15.4

10.3

Tue 25

3.6

996.6

998.2

13.8

10.3

Wed 26

0.0

1003.1

1003.6

11.9

5.4

Thu 27

6.3

1008.5

1006.8

10.5

5.5

Fri 28

0.4

1017.6

1021.1

11.2

3.4

Sat 29

0.0

1018.3

1018.2

11.3

3.0

Total

10.8

Average

13.0

6.6

Our weatherman on the hill says:

A rather cloudy week with low pressure, slowly cooling from today’s warm humidity with the possibility of a little rain on Thursday.

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Thursday’s Coffee Afternoon

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What’s on Where this Week
Day Time Event Location
Sunday 10am Let there be Light
an event for children
Memorial Hall
Monday Inset Day – School Closed Parwich School
Tuesday School Term begins Parwich School
Wednesday 1.30pm Zumba Class
Parwich Fit 4 All
Memorial Hall
Wednesday 3pm Pilates for the Over 60’s
including tea & cakes
Memorial Hall
Thursday 2-4.30pm PTA Coffee Afternoon Primary School
Thursday 6-7pm Circuit Training Memorial Hall
Friday 7.30pm Horticultural Society AGM
& Social Evening
Memorial Hall
Saturday 7.30pm
8.15pm
Bonfire Night
Fireworks
Hot Food from Catering4Parwich
Field on Alsop Rd
Sunday 11am Mattins Parwich Church
Sunday 11am Dove Dale Dash
register from 9am
Thorpe

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It’s The Monster Mosh

It is with some relief to us all that The A52s are now unable to play at The Legion this evening – Saturday 29th October at 8.30pm. Apparently they are all too scared of Hallowe’en.

However we have some good news! In their place, The Legion have secured at last minute the services of Dexy’s Chainsaw Massacre – another local band sounding remarkably like The A52s. They are much more scary than our familiar bunch of lads but still drink as much beer.

The band hope to see you there this Saturday evening. Be there and be scared!

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Zumba Classes start on Wednesday

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Clocks change tonight

Tonight at 2am the clocks will change, so remember to move your alarm clock back one hour.  The advantage is that you can have  an extra hour in bed but the downside is that the sun will set before five and it will be dark by 5.30pm.

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Community Messaging Service

The Community Messaging Service is a system designed to circulate information rapidly, to keep members of the community informed of crimes in their area and current events, as well as appeals for witnesses to crime.

You can also sign up for messages about emergencies in your area for free.

Find out about – bogus callers, burglaries, theft, appeals, community meetings, crime prevention etc.

Messages are sent by e-mail, voice mail, fax or text message and people can also choose when they receive information.

Information can be specifically targeted at individual schemes or neighbourhoods.

There are already more than 18,500 members of the public and other partner agencies registered on the system. If you would like more information or would like to register with this service, please contact your Divisional Community Information Officer on 101.

Parwich.org regularly received these messages and posts ones that are relevant to our area.

 

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Halloween Antics Tomorrow

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We have received the following message from Sue H:

Parwich First Responders are delighted to announce that the village now has three new responders!

Debbie W, Caroline H and Heather H recently completed their training in Nottingham. It’s great news and helps no end in our ability to provide emergency cover for Parwich. Well done and thank you to all three.

We also have a new rota coordinator: Sam H will be doing our rota every Sunday as part of his volunteering for Gold Duke of Edinburgh.

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Free Planning Roadshow

The proposed changes to the Planning system with particular reference to how communities can shape the future of the areas in which they live and work through engaging in the Planning System in Derbyshire, is to be addressed by a series of Roadshows across the County, with three further training events in December 2011 and January/February 2012, led by the Derbyshire County Training Partnership.

The training events will be free of charge and have been arranged in consultation with the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) and form part of the National Programme of training made possible by Government Grant.

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Elvis Night

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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.

Fernlea HouseMouldridge LanePikehall Lane
Shaw LaneThe SquareSycamore Cottages
Smithy ClosePikehall BarnPikehall 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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New Councillor Needed

Your Parish Council Needs You!

Are you interested in serving your local community? If so, there is now a perfect opportunity for you to join the Parish Council. As a result of the last uncontested election, there are currently six parish councillors and the Parish Council now needs to co-opt one more person to fill the remaining vacant post to bring the council up to its maximum of seven councillors.

The Parish Council meets monthly, except in August & December (although there is a meeting this December). Discussions are lively and varied, as the Parish Council has a very wide and growing range of responsibilities and interests. This includes the management of the parish land – greens and ponds, the provision of play and recreation facilities, toilets etc. It also is involved in supporting local initiatives through participation and on occasion providing grants. Another important aspect of Parish Council work is engaging in consultation on all local planning matters.

If you are interested, then the Parish Council really wants to hear from you. Please apply in writing, explaining briefly why you would want to join the Parish Council team.

Applications by email/post by Monday 31st October to
Caroline Healy
Lilac Cottage
Parwich
Derbyshire DE6 1QJ carolinehealy29@gmail.com

There are very few rules about becoming a councillor, but click on the “Am I qualified” icon below to check that you meet the legal requirements, this information is taken from NALC, the National Association of Local Councils.

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………..     ……………………………………  ……………  ……………….  ……………………  …  … In April Waitrose at Buxton included Parwich First Responders in their green token Community Charity Scheme. We would like to extend our thanks to Waitrose and to all the shoppers that chose to support us. We have received a generous donation for £295 to support our continued work in the community. Thank you.

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Today Derbyshire police launched a new telephone number which will make it easier for people to get in touch with the force about issues that do not need an emergency response. So ring 101 instead of 0345 123 33 33, the old non-emergency number.

It is part of a national drive to make it easier for people to contact police to report crime and disorder, with all forces using the number by the end of this year.

While 999 is a well recognised number to report emergencies, that is when a crime is happening, when someone suspected of a crime is nearby or where someone is injured, being threatened or in danger.
most people couldn’t remember the non emergency number.

By calling 101, you will be able to speak to the police force control room of your local police service. Calls from landlines and mobile networks cost 15 pence per call, no matter what time of day you call or how long you are on the phone.

You should use 101 to report crime and other concerns that do not require an emergency response. For example:
– if your car has been stolen;
– if your property has been damaged;
– where you suspect drug use or dealing;
– if you want to report a minor traffic collision;
– if you want to give the police information about crime in your area;
– if you want to speak to your local officers; or
– general enquiries.

Deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired callers can access the service via textphone on 18001 101.

It is hoped that 101 will reduce the number of inappropriate 999 calls, allowing the force to respond to emergencies more effectively. Between April 1 and September 30, Derbyshire police answered 462,423 calls. Of these, 70,520 were emergency calls and 391,903 were non-emergency calls.

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Blinds for Sale

5 Roman blinds, as new, cord operated, professionally made for interior designer, Interior Artist Ltd.

Blind 1: Width 116.4cms (46″), drop 129.4 cms (50″). Colour Mid grey with tiny spot, a blackout blind described as ‘Cedar Craft Roman Spot Silver’.

Blinds 2, 3, 4 and 5 in a jolly, colourful ‘spot’ pattern (blue, yellow, green, pink and yellow) on a white background and lined. Ideal for a child’s bedroom or even a kitchen. To fit windows 61cms (24″) wide, and 100cm drop (39″). Also 3 more @ 115cms (45″) wide and 116cms (45″) drop.

These are very high quality, virtually unused, and were very expensive. Now £40 each. These blinds can be fitted on the inside or outside of the recess.

Located at Fernlea House in Parwich. Tel 01335 390500 or 01684-576109

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Weather Stats: 16 to 22nd Oct

Here are last week’s readings:

Rainfall

in mm

Pressure

in Mb (am)

Pressure

in Mb (pm)

Temperature in ºC

Max

Min

Sun 16

0.0

1021.4

1020.4

15.7

2.6

Mon 17

5.4

1016.6

1004.6

12.9

7.4

Tue 18

0.9

1006.3

1008.9

11.3

3.7

Wed 19

0.9

1011.8

1019.6

11.9

4.5

Thu 20

0.0

1019.7

1019.5

11.7

0.1

Fri 21

0.0

1019.5

1018.4

14.1

4.8

Sat 22

0.0

1014.6

1007.9

12.3

6.4

Total

7.2

Average

12.9

4.2

Our weatherman on the hill says:

Remaining cool with a few showers but improving in the second half of the week as high pressure builds.

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What’s on Where this Week – 23rd October

What’s on Where this Week
Day Time Event Location
Sunday 9.30am Holy Communion Parwich Church
Sunday 11.15am Holy Communion Alsop Church
Sunday 2.30pm Methodist Service Parwich Church
Mon – Fri Half Term Holiday Parwich School
Thursday 6-7pm Circuit Training Cancelled Memorial Hall
Friday 2pm Monkey Magic Movie Memorial Hall
Saturday 8.30pm Halloween Antics with the A52 Parich Legion
Sun 30th 10am Let there be Light
an event for children
Memorial Hall
Saturday
night
2am Clock Change
Move your clock back one hour

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Frost update

Thank you to Martin C for this email.

If anyone is concerned when the next frost is coming, this website is very useful.

The data for the next few days:

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Darts & Dominoes Tonight

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Zumba Class Parwich Fitness for all

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Quiz Night Tonight

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The efforts of Parwich First Responders were recognised last night at the Derbyshire Excellence in the Community Awards. These awards recognise adults, businesses, voluntary and charitable organisations throughout the county whose selfless work helps to improve communities and the lives of local people.

The award was formally awarded to Sue H, Chair of Parwich First Responders, but she accepted it on behalf of the entire group.

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Thursday 20th October
7.30pm – 9.30pm

Thorpe Village Hall

Everyone Welcome

For the minutes of the last meeting held in July please click here.

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Let there be light,
our next children’s event will be on
Sunday 30th October
between 10am and noon.

See Peakfive.org for more details or download the invite card.

Booking essential as places are limited.

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Thanks to Martin C for sharing this video of the unveiling and dedication of the Parwich Wall Hanging, which took place  in St Peter’s church on Sunday 16th October 2011.

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Weather Stats: 9th to 15th Oct

Here are last week’s readings:

Rainfall

in mm

Pressure

in Mb (am)

Pressure

in Mb (pm)

Temperature in ºC

Max

Min

Sun 9

4.0

1014.1

1010.2

17.0

12.5

Mon 10

2.7

1013.4

1013.4

18.0

13.4

Tue 11

12.1

1012.6

1014.9

14.8

13.7

Wed 12

0.9

1015.0

1021.4

17.1

13.2

Thu 13

0.0

1024.6

1027.6

15.5

11.2

Fri 14

0.0

1027.0

1028.1

15.6

10.3

Sat 15

0.0

1026.4

1023.6

14.7

1.5

Total

19.7

Average

16.10

10.83

Our weatherman on the hill says:

Turing colder from midweek – gloves, coats and lids could be the order of the day.

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For over a year, a dedicated band of Parwich embroiderers and other craftspeople have been working on a special representation of the village. Inspired by Gill S and assisted by Ann K, ten talented people have spent many hours embroidering the landmarks, buildings and inhabitants of Parwich. The project’s aim was to provide people with a chance to meet up and work on something together as a community.

This morning, the wall hanging was unveiled by Rev Andy Larkin at a special church service. Andy made the connection between the threads woven into the fabric and the threads of our community, stressing we are all stronger through our collective interaction and support for each other.

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What’s on Where this Week
Day Time Event Location
Sunday 10am Family Service & the
Unveiling and Dedication of the Village Wallhanging
Parwich Church
Sunday 11.15am Mattins Alsop Church
Wednesday 3pm CANCELLED: Pilates for the Over 60’s Memorial Hall
Thursday 3.30-6pm Parents Evening Primary School
Thursday 6-7pm Circuit Training Memorial Hall
Thursday 7.30pm Safer Neighbourhood Police Meeting Thorpe Village Hall
Thursday 8pm The Bob Matthews Quiz
organised by the Horticultural Society
Sycamore Inn
Friday   PTA Halloween Party Primary School
Saturday 7pm Darts & Dominoes Evening
with Stepping Stones Pre School
Sycamore Inn
Sunday 9.30am Holy Communion Parwich Church
Sunday 11.15am Holy Communion Alsop Church
Sunday 2.30pm Methodist Service Parwich Church

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School newsletter #4


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