Archive for March, 2012

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Aerial Ballet

Photo by JF-S

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School Newsletter 13

Have a good Easter holiday

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Excercise Bike Wanted

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Exercise Bike Required

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in good working order, thank you

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please contact Wendy tel. 390 077

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Long Range Shots

Click on JF-S’s photos to enlarge them.

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Weather Stats: 18th to 24th March

Here are last week’s readings, sorry they are rather later than usual:

Rainfall

in mm

Pressure

in Mb (am)

Pressure

in Mb (pm)

Temperature in ºC

Max

Min

Sun 18

6.3

1013.3

1019.0

11.1

1.4

Mon 19

0.0

1026.2

1029.4

12.9

-0.2

Tue 20

0.0

1028.6

1028.7

15.4

3.4

Wed 21

0.0

1030.3

1030.2

12.5

0.8

Thu 22

0.0

1028.8

1025.4

15.4

2.7

Fri 23

0.0

1024.6

1024.4

15.2

6.7

Sat 24

0.0

1025.9

1026.4

16.4

4.5

Total

6.3

Average

14.1

2.8

Our weatherman on the hill said, and he was proved correct:

A fine week to come – sunny with temperatures a little higher than this last week.

Also NB

Did you know a Spitfire emergency landed near Parwich in 1949,- out of fuel and other air accidents took place nearby at Brassington and Ashbourne? See “Peak District Air Accident Research.” Incidents all over the UK listed.

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With the arrival of British Summer Time, the Legion has new opening hours and is now opening earlier on Mondays and Tuesdays, as follows:

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The Lord-Lieutenant of Derbyshire William Tucker is inviting local couples celebrating their Diamond Wedding Anniversary in 2012 to contact him.

As part of Her Majesty’s Jubilee Tour of the United Kingdom, HM The Queen is to make a joint visit to Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire – based in Nottingham – on Wednesday 13th June, 2012.

During that visit HM The Queen, accompanied by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, will attend a reception and Mr. Tucker wants Diamond Wedding couples from Derbyshire to have the opportunity of attending that Reception.

Says Mr Tucker, “I have no idea how many couples in Derbyshire are celebrating their Diamond Wedding Anniversary this year but there is an opportunity here to make it rather special for some that are doing so.”

Up to 18 couples can be invited to the Reception, i.e. 36 people in total. In the event that more than 18 couples apply then each of the District / Borough / City Councils within the County will be asked to choose two couples each to ensure a fair distribution of invitations from across Derbyshire.

In the first instance, couples wishing to be considered should send a copy of their Wedding Certificate, together with a covering letter, to:-

Diamond Jubilee
HM Lord-Lieutenant of Derbyshire
Town Hall
MATLOCK
Derbyshire DE4 3NN

Any enquiries should be directed to Debra Heaton, Secretary to the Lieutenancy, telephone 01629 761126 or email: debra.heaton@derbyshiredales.gov.uk

Closing date for applications is Friday 4th May 2012.

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April’s Film Night

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For Sale – 4 bed cottage

The Square, Parwich, a four bedroom cottage located in the heart of the village has been placed on the market. Offers in the region of £330K. Please ring Pippa or Andrew on 01335 390684 for further details or email sillitoe@btinternet.com

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Tomorrow – Lent Lunch

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Update from our MEP

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From JF-S. Please click to enlarge.

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Now I know you have all been champing at the bit over the winter, watching repeat after repeat on the idiot’s lantern, well now you need wait no longer to get in some gentle exercise and enjoy yourself. Yes, the bowls season is about to start.

As in previous years the green will be open for anybody who wants to have a go on Monday 2 April at around 6.30pm. Again we will be having practise every Monday at around this time. We desperately need more members so come along. All you need is a pair of flat soled shoes. The Club will lend you the bowls. So get yourselves down to Parsons Croft on Monday evening. It will change your life!

We still (just) have two league teams and the first match is on Thursday 5 April at home at 1.45pm. Come along and have a look. Support your Village team. You will even get a nice cup of tea and biscuit.

See you on the green.

John B.

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Here we go. How Great Tits use their seeds by JF-S

1. First get your seed
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Action plans agreed today (March 23) set out details of how the impact of recreational 4×4 vehicles and trail bikes will be managed on unsealed routes and off road in the Peak District National Park over the next 12 months.

The Peak District National Park Authority’s Audit, Resources and Performance committee approved action on green lanes, controlling illegal use of unsealed routes and communications.

A list of 27 green lanes have been identified as priority routes for attention; 24 in Derbyshire and 3 in Cheshire, South Yorkshire and Staffordshire. The number of priority routes may increase, particularly outside Derbyshire, as further routes are surveyed by national park rangers.

All vehicles using the priority routes will be electronically logged and monitored.

A variety of actions is planned, including repairs to surfaces, communicating with relevant parish councils and consultations on proposed regulations to vehicle use. (more…)

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Competition

Is this the fattest Pheasant in Parwich?
– JF-S

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Final Lent Lunch for 2012

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What’s on Where this Week
Day Time Event Location
Sunday 1am The clocks will go forward 1 hour ..
Sunday 9.30am Holy Communion Parwich Church
Sunday 11.15am Mattins Alsop Church
Sunday 2.30pm Methodist Service Parwich Church
Monday 3.40-3.50
3.55-4.15
Mobile Library Van Visit Creamery Lane
The Green
Monday 7pm School Governors Meeting School
Monday 7pm Pilates-Parwich Fit 4 All Memorial Hall
Tuesday 6.30pm Bunny Bingo School
Wednesday 2.30pm School Easter Service Parwich Church
Wednesday 3pm Pilates for the Over 60′s
including tea & cakes
Memorial Hall
Thursday Green Bin Collection Parwich
Thursday 12.30-2pm Lent Lunch Marion & John F-S (519)
Thursday 6pm Circuit Training Memorial Hall
Friday End of Term Parwich School
Friday 6.30pm Make Up Masterclass with Jo-anne Bentley Brook Inn
Saturday 7pm Rannoch’s Quiz Night Memorial Hall
Sunday 6.30pm Evensong Parwich Church

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We have received the following note of endorsement from Mike H:
I would like to let you know about an excellent experience I have just had with a new Parwich-based business called Generations Back Ltd.
Many people in the village know that Ian Pitts is very knowledgeable in the fields of local history and archaeology. I was interested to discover that Ian is also an expert at genealogy. For a long time, I had had it in mind to do some research into my own family tree but did not really have the know-how to undertake the exercise nor did I have the time to learn how to approach family history research. When Ian’s business was advertised on the parwich.org for the first time, I took the opportunity to make use of Ian’s expertise.
Ian approached the exercise in the most professional way. He started by discussing the project with me to understand my primary areas of interest in our family history. Ian then used a wide range of sources to produce a comprehensive report, providing information on my family as far back as 6 generations. He very thoroughly cross-checked the facts to ensure the accuracy of the information. That was only the beginning however; he was also able to find 19th century newspaper articles about family members, details from old wills, military records (e.g. Ian found dispatches from the Boer War that mentioned a family member) and bills of passage from ocean liners for ancestors that had emigrated to the USA.
Ian’s well structured and nicely presented report unearthed information about our family that would have been almost impossible for me to uncover myself.
If you were interested in finding out more about your family history and wished to engage a professional and knowledgeable expert to undertake some research, I can highly recommend Generations Back.

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Easter Sunday at the Legion

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Clock spring forward tonight

The clocks will go forward by one hour on Sunday 25th March as British Summer Time begins for another year. The official time changes at 1.00 am, moving forward to 2.00 am across the UK.

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Since the autumn the Parish Council has been re-examining the role of volunteers who carry out community work for them. This was reinforced at Wednesday night’s monthly Council meeting during the public speaking time when villagers made it clear that they would like to see volunteers taking a more active role within areas covered by the Parish Council.

Now for all the legal bit! As a public body the Parish Council has to ensure that the highest levels of safety are maintained at all times. We have a legal and mandatory duty of care to ensure that all volunteers are competent to carry out the work, which must be undertaken in a safe environment. The correct personal protective clothing and equipment must be used according to the task undertaken. A risk assessment has to be carried out, kept and communicated to volunteers to ensure that they work within the guidelines set out. The Parish Council has to be satisfied that volunteers possess adequate experience and depending on the type of work, relevant training or qualifications may be considered necessary. These are all legal requirements set out by our insurance company as well as by national bodies. Fortunately much of it is just common-sense to protect both volunteers and the Parish Council, identifying sensible and proportionate measures to control the risks.

So in plain English, as long as the tasks are appropriate and we all carry out the necessary legal requirements, volunteers are welcomed and we look forward to working together.

Parwich Parish Council

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Tomorrow – Parwich Tennis AGM

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Lost Cat

Our cat Bob, who is a real creature of habit, has not been seen for over 36 hours.  This is very, very unusual for him.

He is black and white, wears a red collar with a pirate tag (unless he’s slipped his collar) but his most distinguishing features are his extra toes on each foot (he has “thumbs”) and exceptionally long whiskers.

Please, please keep your eyes peeled and let me know if you spot him. I’m hoping he is just out and about enjoying the good weather, but we are quite worried.

Debbie Webster 390568

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Police in Ashbourne are appealing for information, following the theft of a quantity of overhead power cable from pylons near to rural properties in Bradbourne, causing power failure in the area. Incident number: 56 of 21.3.12.
Anyone with information about suspicious vehicles seen in the area should contact PC 14106 Harris at Ashbourne Police Station by calling Derbyshire Police on 101.

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Swiss Raclette Evening

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Parwich Parish Council Precept

It is with regret that the Parish Council is having to raise the precept. We are also very sorry that this information was not conveyed to those affected, before the increase was shown on the Council Tax bills.

Below is an outline of the responsibilities of the Parish Council which I hope illustrates the rationale for the increase and demonstrates that we are using the income we receive, to good effect.

What is the precept?

Parish Councils can raise revenue to help meet their spending requirements by issuing a “Precept”. This represents the total amount to be raised through Council Tax from all of the dwellings within the parish. The Precept is converted into an amount per council tax band and is added on to an individual Council Tax bill

In Parwich the Council Tax for 2012/13 includes a Parish Council Precept which impacts on individual Council Tax bills ranging from £19.53 per year for band A dwellings and up to £58.58 for the highest valued band H dwellings.

For mid-range band D valued dwellings in Parwich, the sum included within the Council tax bill after the 2012/13 increase, is £29.29 per dwelling per year.

This means that there has been an increase on last year’s cost per household, per year of £6.17 for Band A and £18.50 for Band H.

The annual increase for Band D being £9.25, an increase of less than 18p per week per household.
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Parish Council Minutes 17.1.12

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Anyone for Shoe Boxes?

I have a large quantity of see-through plastic  boxes designed especially for shoe storage. They can be folded flat when not in  use. In excellent condition and free to anyone that can use  them?
Tel 390 206
Patti B

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Full details of the olympic torch route have just been released, along with timings.  Our closest opportunity to see the torch on Friday 29th June, is either as it comes down the A515 or in Ashbourne.

Arrives in Buxton from Bakewell at 17:03

42 CONVOY: Buxton – Ashbourne

Arrives Ashbourne – 18:02

42 Ashbourne Buxton Road (A515) from Windmill Lane Junction
42 Ashbourne Buxton Road (A515) – Right Turn
42 Ashbourne St John’s Street (A515) – Left Turn
42 Ashbourne Dig Street (A515)
42 Ashbourne Compton Street (A515)
42 Ashbourne Derby Road to 40mph Signs

42 CONVOY: Ashbourne – Derby
Arrives Derby 18:30 finishing with evening celebrations in Darley Park

Do you know anyone who is one of the torch bearers?

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