Archive for April, 2012

Today’s Oil Prices

As of Monday 30th April:

Emo, Halso, Peak: 60.95, 61.00, 60.99 per litre for 500 litres.

What a competitive market.

PS plus VAT

RickG

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Yesterday’s power cut

As most of our readers will already know, over 200 households in Parwich, i.e. the majority of the village, experienced a power cut between roughly 8:30 AM and 21:40 PM yesterday (Sunday April 29th). We were told that this was due to a fallen tree, that had blown over during Sunday morning’s storms.

If you have any comments to make about the episode, please leave them below. For instance, were you satisfied with the way that the situation was handled by the power company? And how did you spend your Sunday? Was it a nightmare experience, or did you find ways of making it fun?

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Weather Stats: 22nd to 28th April

Here are last week’s readings:

Rainfall

in mm

Pressure

in Mb (am)

Pressure

in Mb (pm)

Temperature in ºC

Max

Min

Sun 22

2.2

1001.3

1001.7

11.6

4.3

Mon 23

2.2

998.7

996.5

12.2

3.7

Tue 24

1.3

1001.3

1000.1

13.2

4.2

Wed 25

4.5

994.5

986.7

8.7

5.1

Thu 26

0.9

988.6

995.0

12.2

6.7

Fri 27

0.4

1006.2

1015.0

8.1

4.9

Sat 28

0.0

1016.9

1013.2

13.4

3.7

Total

11.5

Average

11.3

4.7

Our weatherman on the hill says:

A warmer drier week – more spring like weather to come.

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What’s on Where this Week
Day Time Event Location
Sunday 10am Let there be Light
A children’s event
Tissington Village Hall
Monday 6.30pm Bowls Club Practice Night
Newcomers Welcome
Bowling Green
Monday 7pm Pilates-Parwich Fit 4 All Memorial Hall
Wed 2nd 9am-noon Pre School
Free Open Session every Wednesday
Memorial Hall
Wednesday 3pm Pilates for the Over 60′s
including tea & cakes
Memorial Hall
Thursday 6pm Circuit Training Memorial Hall
Friday Blue Box Collection Parwich
Friday Inset Day – School Closed Parwich School
Friday 8pm Tennis Club Meeting Memorial Hall
Saturday 8.30pm Kick ‘n’ Rush Skiffle Band Parwich Legion
Sunday 6.30pm Evensong Parwich Church

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The Win One Lose One Continues

We seem to be in a bit of a ‘win one lose one’ loop at the moment and the lose one is thus far in the same league.

Matlock Tuesday League –  Home – 24 April – Bradwell A.
We cannot seem to get going in this league. Last year we started really well and were close to the top, but this year no good. Three matches three losses. Bradwell were relegated from the higher division last year and we could not do anything to win one game let alone the match. We lost all four games and the final result was Bradwell 84, Parwich 51. We must be holding everybody up at the bottom. I just keep hoping that the teams we have played thus far are the best in the league!
Next match – Away – Bakewell 1 May.

Thursday League – Away – Matlock Bath – 26 April.
What a contrast in this league. The weather was appalling and the green is very compact and tricky, but we steamed along! Although we only won one of the three doubles games are points scored were only 4 less than our opponents. The singles games were shared three each, however, our points scored were considerably more than Matlock. The final score was therefore Matlock 124, Parwich 135. Three wins so far out of four. Not bad.
Home – Whitworth Park – 3 May – 1.45pm.

I think everybody in Parwich must be watching some fabulous programme on the TV on Monday nights. Can you let me know which channel it’s on? Still nobody out there.

John B.

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Aerial Combat


JF-S – Click on the photo to enlarge.

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School Newsletter 14

Please click to enlarge and/or print this week’s two-page newsletter.

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Let there be Light

Let there be light

29th April, 10am – 11.30am
Tissington Village Hall

BOAT MAKING
We will be making and sailing boats and thinking about prayer, along with the usual games. Children will be offered a snack during the session. Booking essential as places are limited. Let There Be Light is suitable for pre school & primary aged children.

Download your origami boat invite here and try out your boat making skills! Click here to read about past “Let there be Light” events.

RSVP Tracey Fentem – 07772 758470 – tracey@peakfive.org

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An article in yesterday’s Ashbourne News Telegraph indicated that Derbyshire County Council are considering turning off street lights in villages between midnight and 5-30am.

The first local village that could be effected is Brassingington that may see its streetlights off through the night as early as July this year.  At present the plans for Parwich involve a ‘risk assessment’ to be undertaken in December of this year, followed by ‘community engagement’ in March 2013, with ‘installation’ (i.e. switching off) in May 2013.  for more information see www.derbyshire.gov.uk/streetlights .

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Matlock Music presents

Gagliano Ensemble

Friday 27th April – 7.30pm

Wheeldon Hall, Highfields School, Matlock

Tickets £10, (£5 concession for job-seekers and students), Under 18s free

The next Matlock concert is on Friday when we will hear the Gagliano Ensemble led by Galya Bisangalieva. She is a spectacular and very gifted violinist. The programme is unusual because it includes a solo item, a duet, a trio and a quartet, including music by Mozart, Bach, Schubert and Brahams.  Read on for the full programme. (more…)

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An update from our MEP

 bill.newtondunn@europarl.europa.eu

 

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What can one say!


Poppy by JF-S

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A huge thank you to everyone who supported this evening. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. We raised a whopping £350 for Childreach International and Heather has reached the target set for the sponsored climb. So watch out for news of whether she makes it to the top, and her impressions of her visit to one of the schools in Tanzania funded by this charity.    Sue, Mike and Heather H.

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Spot the Insect

The swallows are slowly returning to Parwich.  Now look closely at this photo or click and enlarge it,  and you can see that JF-S has not only captured the bird but also a daddy long legs.  What are the chances of this?  Remarkable photography.

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……………………………The Memorial Hall
……………………………Parwich, Ashbourne
……………………………Derbyshire DE6 1QA
……………………………Charity Number: – 1036718

……………………………Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Stepping Stones Pre-School

Chairperson……………………..Secretary……………………..Treasurer
Emma Dickinson………………..Jennifer Barker……………….Gill Harrison
………………………………………………………………………………………………

Dear All

Re: Open Meeting

I am writing to you on behalf of Stepping Stones Pre-School Committee to let you know that we are holding the second Open Meeting on Monday 23 April 2012, 7.30pm at The Sycamore Inn, Parwich.
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Some great photos taken by JF-S of a successful parade, all the photos can be enlarged by clicking on them. Continue reading to see lots more, plus a short video.
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Let There Be Light!

Let there be light

29th April, 10am – 11.30am
Tissington Village Hall

BOAT MAKING
We will be making and sailing boats and thinking about prayer, along with the usual games. Children will be offered a snack during the session. Booking essential as places are limited. Let There Be Light is suitable for pre school & primary aged children.

Download your origami boat invite here and try out your boat making skills!  Click here to read about past “Let there be Light” events.

RSVP Tracey Fentem – 07772 758470 –  tracey@peakfive.org

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Weather Stats: 15th to 21st April

Here are last week’s readings:

Rainfall

in mm

Pressure

in Mb (am)

Pressure

in Mb (pm)

Temperature in ºC

Max

Min

Sun 15

0.0

1017.4

1021.3

11.7

-1.1

Mon 16

0.0

1023.7

1019.9

13.9

-2.9

Tue 17

10.3

1001.7

993.9

12.7

2.7

Wed 18

15.3

986.9

985.5

9.5

2.9

Thu 19

4.9

986.3

988.6

9.9

4.7

Fri 20

1.3

991.9

994.2

12.6

2.0

Sat 21

2.2

995.5

1000.8

14.6

3.4

Total

34.0

Average

12.1

1.7

Our weatherman on the hill says:

A changeable week in prospect – some sun with heavy showers and remaining cool with temperatures in single figures.

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Like a Vulcan Bomber

Not JF-S’s normal sleek, elegant and streamlined ornithological photo, but this cheeky pigeon is more like a vulcan bomber than a nippy spitfire.


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What’s on Where this Week
Day Time Event Location
Sunday 8am Holy Communion-Said Service Tissington Church
Sunday
9am
10.15am
11am
1pm
St George’s Day Parade
Bacon Cobs
Parade around the village
Church Service
BBQ & Refreshments
Parwich
Legion
Village
Parwich Church
Legion
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 6.30pm Bowls Club Practice Night Bowling Green
Monday 7pm Pilates-Parwich Fit 4 All Memorial Hall
Monday 7.30pm Stepping Stones Pre School
2nd Open Meeting
Sycamore Inn
Monday 8.15pm Carnival & Rec AGM
Everyone Welcome
Parwich Legion
Wednesday 7.30pm Diamond Jubilee Planning Meeting Memorial Hall
Thursday Green Bin Collection Parwich
Thursday 6pm Circuit Training Memorial Hall
Sunday 10am Let there be Light
A children’s event
Tissington Village Hall

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Win One, Lose One

Parwich Crown Green Bowls Club
One win one loss this week. A little better than one win two losses last week. Anyway…..

Matlock Tuesday League.

Home – 17 April – Chatsworth A.

This team got relegated from the first division last season, but they still are very good. We did not manage to win a game. We came close in one game, but lost 84 to 48 in the end. Considering we finished fourth in the league last year we have not made a very auspicious start. Hope we do better next week.

Next match – Home – Bradwell A 24 April 6.30pm.

Thursday League.
Did anybody spot last week’s deliberate mistake! Although we won we did win all the doubles games as well as the singles, otherwise our score would have been the maximum 153. We did lose one doubles game. However it was still a great win.

Home – Matlock Park A – 19 April. Having nearly hit the jackpot last week we thought things could not get better. Although we did not win as many games we did score more points. We won the doubles games 62 to 48 and the singles games 83 to 50. The overall score therefore was one better than last week 145 to 98! At this rate we will be near the top of the division. I am sure however next weeks match will bring us down to earth.

Next match – Away Matlock Bath – 26 April 1.45pm.

Still nobody to play with on Monday nights. Is there anybody out there?

John B

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Enjoy a free weekend
Come along and visit a NT property this weekend and you won’t have to pay a penny to get in – includes families. To take advantage of this offer, you will need to download and print a voucher before you visit, so click here to register your details and get a copy of the voucher.

Nearest properties to Parwich that are participating in this offer

Calke Abbey (house opens 11-12 for guided tours only. Fully open at 12.30 with entry by timed ticket. Please call 01332 863822 for more info)
Hardwick Hall, Stainsby Mill: Hardwick Estate
Sudbury Hall and the Museum of Childhood
Biddulph Grange Garden
Dunham Massey
Little Moreton Hall
Lyme Park
Quarry Bank Mill and Styal Estate

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Pre-School Open Meeting -Monday

……………………………The Memorial Hall
……………………………Parwich, Ashbourne
……………………………Derbyshire DE6 1QA
……………………………Charity Number: – 1036718

……………………………Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Stepping Stones Pre-School

Chairperson……………………..Secretary……………………..Treasurer
Emma Dickinson………………..Jennifer Barker……………….Gill Harrison
………………………………………………………………………………………………

Dear All

Re: Open Meeting

I am writing to you on behalf of Stepping Stones Pre-School Committee to let you know that we are holding the second Open Meeting on Monday 23 April 2012, 7.30pm at The Sycamore Inn, Parwich.

As you maybe aware the Pre-School needs to increase the numbers of children that attend otherwise it will have to close.  If you have any ideas that could help us advertise Stepping Stones, ideas for fundraising, claiming grants or can support the committee it would be greatly appreciated.  Some items on the agenda will be fundraising, location and opening times.

The Open Meeting means that anyone from the community can attend, again if you have any ideas, knowledge or can offer some of your time to support us, please do come along to the meeting, email steppingstonespreschool@fsmail.net or speak to a member of the committee.

Many Thanks

The Stepping Stones Pre-School Committee

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Photography Competition

Given the photography talent revealed on PARWICH.ORG some of our contributors might be interested in the following competition.  People are being encourage to enter photos taken in one of Britain’s National Parks in the Winning Landscapes competition as part of promoting the Parks during this Olympic year.

For more details and the Peak Park’s full press release about this (more…)

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Red rose buttonholes priced at £3.50 are available from Delia P, orders to be placed by 6pm on Friday 20 April.

Delia can be contacted on 390758/ 0777 348882/ dee.pegg@btinternet.com

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First photographs of this year’s swallows, taken this morning by Fotografus J.F.Sessionatus, click to enlarge the photo. Bet they wish they were back in Africa – it is freezing outside.

First swallow sighted at Blanche Meadow Farm post.

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Fit 4 All AGM – Wednesday

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First Swallows?

The first welcome sight of swallows returning to Blanche Meadow came on 11th April – a few days later than last year. I wonder if the sudden cold snap has delayed them or was it just ours? Has anyone else in the village seen them earlier? At the moment we just have a couple which are usually followed a few days later by the main crowd. The sound of their incessant chattering always evokes thoughts of summer. I expect the next thing will be a sighting of our own familiar species of Fotografus J.F.Sessionatus or should that be Sessionata?

Patti

First photo of a swallow in 2012

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Weather Stats: 8th to 14th April

Here are last week’s readings:

Rainfall

in mm

Pressure

in Mb (am)

Pressure

in Mb (pm)

Temperature in ºC

Max

Min

Sun 8

0.0

1009.7

1007.1

13.5

6.0

Mon 9

19.8

997.6

989.6

9.7

6.6

Tue 10

0.4

987.8

994.5

12.4

2.8

Wed 11

4.0

996.6

1008.8

13.7

1.4

Thu 12

2.2

1003.4

1007.4

14.8

1.2

Fri 13

0.9

1005.6

1006.4

13.2

0.1

Sat 14

0.4

1018.7

1012.6

9.0

1.0

Total

27.7

Average

12.3

2.7

Our weatherman on the hill says:

A cool showery week to come with the possibility of a ground frost, some showers being quite heavy.

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