Archive for June, 2012

The weather was kind for today’s Odd Fellows procession. There was an excellent turn out too, both from the village and from members of Odd Fellows groups from several other regions. Everyone was made very welcome by the various hosts along the route where refreshments were provided. A very pleasant event indeed!

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Wakes Saturday

To stay up to date with all Wakes activities, keep checking PARWICH.ORG or the Wakes Notice Board on The Green.

This post contains the full programme of the whole week’s events, so that you don’t need to miss anything.

Please email any photos of the week’s activities into parwich@hotmail.co.uk and we may use them.

WAKES SATURDAY

Saturday is the first day of Parwich Wakes week, and there is a full programme of events starting from 9.45am.

9-45am – Odd Fellows Procession (starting at Sycamore Inn)
11amChurch Service (at Parwich Church – all welcome)

Odd Fellows Procession continues after the Service

1.15pm – Odd Fellows Dinner in the Memorial Hall.

11am to 4pm – Village Market & Entertainment on The Green

  • Village & outside charity stalls offering a range of activities
  • Face Painting by Lucy Burlinson

6pm – Carnival entrants gather at School steps

6-15pm – Fancy Dress Parade led by the Ilkeston Band
The categories are:

Categories

Age Groups

Pedestrian

1 to 4 yrs

5 to 7 yrs

8 to 10 yrs

11 to 15 yrs

Adults

Pedestrian Groups

Under 10 yrs

10 to 15 yrs

Adult

Pedestrian with Animals

All ages

Vehicles

Unrestricted

A pedestrian group consists of two or more people and the age of the group is determined by the oldest group member. The prizes are:

Prizes

Pedestrians

Vehicles

1st

£4

£12

2nd

£3

£6

3rd

£2

£4

7-30pm – Hog Roast & Entertainment

  • The Ilkeston Town Band (until about 8-30pm)
    followed by
  • Chris Houlihan
  • Wesseldine’s Fair 

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Ashbourne was really busy with pavements full of people waiting for the Olympic Torch. The lighting of the second torch took place outside the Town Hall.

Martin Handley setting off on the second leg down towards St John’s Street.

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We are writing to you all from Stepping Stones Pre–School, Parwich to let you know following an Open meeting on Monday 25 June 2012 the sad decision was taken to close Stepping Stones Pre–School, Parwich from Friday 20 July 2012.

We have placed adverts, asked for donations and held various Open Meetings to try and come up with ideas to keep the Pre–School going but this has been unsuccessful. The main factor is that we do not have enough children to keep us going resulting in our outgoings being far greater than our income.

We would like to thank the people and parents that came to the Open Meetings to try and help us, the members of the local community that have offered help and the blog team for posting all our information on the blog.

Thank you
The Committee of Stepping Stones Pre – School

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The weather again played quite a part in this week’s matches. Thankfully we had our webbed feet on again.

Matlock Tuesday League.
Away – 26 June – Wirksworth.

The matches with Wirksworth are proving odd. This week we were away, but managed to win on their green. Considering it is one of the biggest greens in the league, no mean feat. To cap it all, we won by a greater margin away than we did last week at home!

We shared the games two each, but – as the saying goes – points mean prizes, and we got more, coming out winners by 70 to 56. As I said last week, although we won our points ‘for’ were low, and indeed we did drop a place in the league. With this again relatively low score, we may fall again. Now down to 7th.

Next match – Away – Matlock Park -3 July 6.30pm.

Thursday League.
Home – Chatsworth – 28 June.

We had to wait for the water on the green to dissipate before we could play; it was like a swimming pool. When we did get started, we really played well. This fixture at Chatsworth at the start of the season was not a good result for us. However, everybody played so well in the this match that we won all three doubles games, coming out on top 63 to 43.

In the six singles we won four out of six, giving us a score of 75 to 36. The overall match total was 138 to Parwich, 79 to Chatsworth, more than making up for the early season defeat.

Next match – Away – Matlock Park – 5 July – 1.45pm.

No Sunday match again this week, as it’s Wakes Week. Make sure you come and see us on Friday night to have a go, as part of the week’s celebrations. Have a good week.

John B.

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School Newsletter 18

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Rain this afternoon

There were some massive rain drops this afternoon during the torrential rain. It would be interesting to know how much rain fell.

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Olympic Torch coming to Ashbourne

Here are full details of the Olympic torch route in our area, along with timings.

Our closest opportunity to see the torch is tomorrow (Friday 29th June), either as it comes down the A515 or in Ashbourne, where it is scheduled to arrive at 18:02.

Click here for more details on activities 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

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Pilates for the Over 60’s are running a Cake Tombola on Saturday at the Wakes village market.  If anyone can make any cakes, large or small it would be greatly appreciated.

Glynis D (561) can collect them or you can drop them off at her house by Friday evening.   Thank you for supporting the Over 60’s Pilates.

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To stay up to date with all Wakes activities, keep checking PARWICH.ORG or the Wakes Notice Board on The Green.

This post contains the full programme of the whole week’s events, so that you don’t need to miss anything.

Please email any photos of  the week’s activities into parwich@hotmail.co.uk and we may use them.

WAKES SATURDAY

Saturday is the first day of Parwich Wakes week, and there is a full programme of events starting from 9.45am.

9-45am – Odd Fellows Procession (starting at Sycamore Inn)
11amChurch Service (at Parwich Church – all welcome)

Odd Fellows Procession continues after the Service

1.15pm – Odd Fellows Dinner in the Memorial Hall.

11am to 4pm – Village Market & Entertainment on The Green

  • Village & outside charity stalls offering a range of activities
  • Face Painting by Lucy Burlinson

6pm – Carnival entrants gather at School steps

6-15pm – Fancy Dress Parade led by the Ilkeston Band
The categories are:

Categories

Age Groups

Pedestrian

1 to 4 yrs

5 to 7 yrs

8 to 10 yrs

11 to 15 yrs

Adults

Pedestrian Groups

Under 10 yrs

10 to 15 yrs

Adult

Pedestrian with Animals

All ages

Vehicles

Unrestricted

A pedestrian group consists of two or more people and the age of the group is determined by the oldest group member. The prizes are:

Prizes

Pedestrians

Vehicles

1st

£4

£12

2nd

£3

£6

3rd

£2

£4

7-30pm – Hog Roast & Entertainment

  • The Ilkeston Town Band (until about 8-30pm)
    followed by
  • Chris Houlihan
  • Wesseldine’s Fair
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If any Oddfellows have not yet ordered their red rose buttonholes for Saturday’s Carnival Day parade, could they please let Delia know by lunchtime on Friday 29th June.

Buttonholes are priced at £3.50 and will be available for collection outside the Sycamore Inn on the morning.

Delia can be reached on 758, or via dee.pegg@btinternet.com

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Eleven Parwich households opened their gardens to visitors today, and thankfully the rain was kept at bay all the way through the afternoon – a rare stroke of luck, indeed!

This week’s Ashbourne News Telegraph – copies of which are still available – carried a full page colour preview of the event, with photos taken from previous years, and perhaps this helped to encourage what felt like a healthy turn-out of visitors.

This year’s delayed summer also meant that we were able to see these gardens at a somewhat earlier stage of development, with poppies, lupins, peonies and aquilegeas all providing unexpected splashes of colour.

Thanks are due to the Parwich & District Horticultural Society for organising the event, which also included cream teas and a plant stall at the Memorial Hall, as well as the childrens’ show of paintings and plants.

If any of our readers has photographs of the childrens’ show, we would be delighted to receive them. In the meantime, here are a selection of shots from this year’s gardens, all of which can be clicked to enlarge.

1. Pond Cottage


2. Cosheston


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Here are last week’s readings:

Rainfall

in mm

Pressure

in Mb (am)

Pressure

in Mb (pm)

Temperature in ºC

Max

Min

Sun 17

0.0

1013.9

1018.2

17.0

9.8

Mon 18

0.9

1016.8

1017.9

18.7

8.7

Tue 19

0.0

1018.3

1019.3

20.9

9.4

Wed 20

0.0

1019.4

1019.8

21.0

7.9

Thu 21

12.2

1012.0

1005.1

18.2

10.7

Fri 22

12.0

1004.6

1011.0

12.5

9.7

Sat 23

0.9

1015.1

1018.0

18.2

9.7

Total

26.0

Average

18.07

9.41

Our weatherman on the hill says:

A short spell of summer looks likely up to Thursday next.

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There will be a BBQ at the Legion, after open gardens, at 6pm on Sunday 24th June.

The Legion will open at 5.30pm

The England game will be shown at 7.45pm.

All Welcome!

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On Sunday, our service will be led by the Chair of the Nottingham and Derby distrist – Rev Loraine Mellor. The Chair is the equivalent of a bishop in the C of E, so it is a great honour for us to have her.

Everyone is welcome to join us at 2.30pm.

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Stepping Stones Open Meeting

The next Open Meeting regarding Stepping Stones Pre – School will be held on Monday 25 June 2012, 7.30pm until 8.30pm at The Sycamore Pub, Parwich with a Committee Meeting to follow.

Please find a copy of the minutes of the last meeting on parwich.org.   The items to be discussed at the Open Meeting are hours and days to run sessions in September 2012, Advertising, and the Float and stall for the carnival.

Many thanks
The Committee of Stepping Stones – Pre School

Minutes of Previous Meeting

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What’s on Where this Week
Day Time Event Location
Sunday 9.30am Holy Communion Parwich Church
Sunday 11.15am Mattins Alsop Church
Sunday 2-6pm Open Gardens & Children’s Show Parwich
Sunday 2.30pm Methodist Service
with Rev Loraine Mellor
Parwich Church
Sunday 6pm
7.45pm
BBQ
Football: England vs Italy
Legion
Monday 6.30pm Bowls Club Practice Night
Newcomers Welcome
Bowling Green
Monday evening BBC1 Countryfile filming at pub: all welcome Sycamore
Monday 7pm Pilates-Parwich Fit 4 All – Cancelled Memorial Hall
Monday 7.30pm Stepping Stones: Open Meeting (until 8.30) followed by Committee Meeting Sycamore
Wednesday 9am-noon Pre School
Free Open Session every Wednesday
Memorial Hall
Thursday 1.45pm Bowls: home match vs Chatsworth Bowling green
Thursday 6pm Circuit Training Memorial Hall
Friday Blue Box Collection Parwich
Friday 6.02pm Olympic Torch Relay Route
passes close to Parwich
Nearby + Ashbourne
Saturday Parwich Wakes Week begins Parwich
Saturday 9.45am
11am
11am-4pm
6 for 6.15pm
7.30pm
Wakes Saturday
Oddfellows Parade
Oddfellows Service
Village Market & Entertainment
Fancy Dress Parade & Carnival
Hog Roast & Entertainment
starts from The Sycamore
Parwich Church
The Green
Meet – School Steps
The Green
Sunday 11am Campsite Service Parsons Croft, Church if wet
Sunday 12 noon Fun and Games with the Campers Parsons Croft
Sunday 6pm Treasure Hunt assemble on The Green
Sunday 8pm Wakes BBQ British Legion

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Open Gardens Tomorrow

There will be eleven gardens open tomorrow: Pond Cottage, Cosheston, Flaxdale, Church Cottage, Church View, Wash Meadow, Creamery Cottage, Parwich Hall, Wheatsheaf Cottage, Rookery House and Town Head.

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Many of you have already ordered your red rose buttonhole for the parade on Carnival Day, Saturday 30th June.

If anyone would like to order who has not yet done so, could you please let Delia know by lunchtime on Friday 29th June.

Buttonholes are priced at £3.50 and will be available for collection outside the Sycamore Inn on the morning.

Thank you,
Delia
758 / dee.pegg@btinternet.com

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Great tit and swallows

From the trusty lens of JF-S:

An unusual view of a Great Tit.

Swallows enjoying water and sun at the pond on Wednesday.


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Winning Ways with Wirksworth

Parwich Crown Green Bowls Club

By a quirk in the bowls fixtures mega computer, we play Wirksworth quite a few times in the next few days. Three to be precise, but first congratulations to Edith Rider and Dawn Allsopp for winning the Open Doubles last Sunday, beating Rick Manning and Pat Barnett in a very close final. Having lost both matches last week, thankfully we are back to winning ways, albeit only just.

Matlock Tuesday League.
Home – 19 June – Wirksworth.

I suppose a win is a win, but this was close. Both teams won two games each. Fortunately the points tally was just in our favour. We scraped through 66 to 63. We were exactly half way in the division, but I think this low scoring win will drop us down a place or two. I have no doubt that Wirksworth will seek to extract some revenge against us in next week’s match.

Next match – Away – Wirksworth -26 June  6.30pm.

Thursday League.
Away – Wirksworth – 21 June.

We were very lucky with the weather on Thursday afternoon. Missed the rain altogether. Perhaps we should flip a coin for the doubles games, as we never seem to get it together. Today was no exception. We lost two out of the three games, giving a score of 58 to 43 to our opponents.

In the singles we not only managed to address the 15 point deficit, but change it to a 20 point advantage, winning 69 to 49. The overall result was a win to Parwich by 112 to 107.

Next match – Home – Chatsworth – 28 June – 1.45pm.

No Sunday match this week as it’s Open Gardens, so make sure you buy a programme and a delicious cream tea. Enjoy the day.

John B.

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Lesley has been found!

Regarding our recent “Does anyone know Lesley?” post, we received this message today:

With the help of the ‘Parwich’ website, two people made contact with information about Lesley, resulting in her being tracked down. Although I personally haven’t spoken to Lesley, I am reliably informed that one of the organisers of our school reunion managed to make contact and that Lesley will be attending the reunion on 7th July. So, thank you for enabling a good outcome!

Susan A

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A Special Methodist Service

On Sunday, our service will be led by the Chair of the Nottingham and Derby distrist – Rev Loraine Mellor. The Chair is the equivalent of a bishop in the C of E, so it is a great honour for us to have her.

Everyone is welcome to join us at 2.30pm.

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Ashbourne (entertainment from 4pm)

Local schools will join in the festivities in Ashbourne, starting from 4pm.

Entertainment includes a Caribbean band and arts exhibition at the Town Hall, dancing in the Market Place, the Highland Gathering Pipe Band and what is expected to be the largest collection of Royal Shrovetide balls, goalers and turners up in the 1000-year plus history of the ancient game, followed by a Shrovetide Procession led by Ashbourne Town Band and the Chairman of the District of the Derbyshire Dales Cllr Tony Millward.

Look out too for District Council sports activities outside Waitrose, community dancing in Compton and Ashbourne Singers in Victoria Square. Please note: to accommodate the entertainment, Dig Street will be closed from 4pm.

At 6pm, the Torch will arrive in Ashbourne at the top of Buxton Hill, then travel through the Market Place, turn right onto St John Street (against the usual one-way flow) and left into Dig Street, working through to Compton. The Relay will revert to convoy mode at the bottom of Derby Road.

Space for children to watch the Torch Relay has been allocated in the town centre – please respect the designated schools’ viewing area.

After leaving the Derbyshire Dales the Torch Relay makes its way to Derby for an evening celebration – details online at derby.gov.uk.

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The team behind BBC1’s Countryfile is planning to film at The Sycamore Inn on Monday 25 June.

The progamme’s researcher, Claire Bindell, tells us:

We’re making a film about the challenges facing village pubs and at The Sycamore we’re going to show how Janet runs a lovely pub that’s helping and serving the local community. We’ll be filming with a small crew and with our presenter Tom Heap!

We’re looking for members of the community, or anyone who wants to really, to come along to The Sycamore Inn on the evening of Monday 25th June. We’d love to speak to a few people and talk about (on camera) what is great about having a pub in the village and the kind of services it provides.

For people who don’t want to talk on camera, we’re looking for people just to be in the pub, in the background and be happy to be on TV if they happen to come into shot!

Claire can be contacted via claire.blindell@bbc.co.uk, or you can simply turn up on the evening itself.

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There will be a BBQ at the Legion, after open gardens, at 6pm on Sunday 24th June.

The Legion will open at 5.30pm

The England game will be shown at 7.45pm.

All Welcome!

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Trip to two great gardens

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The condition of the roundabout on the children’s play area in the village has deteriorated through age, to the stage where its continued use has been called into question. The Parish Council is actively seeking to have the roundabout repaired or replaced.

This evening, a member of the Parish Council and a volunteer attempted to remove the defective parts for repair, but they found that this was not going to be possible without the use of a mechanical lift.

The roundabout has been left in a safe state, albeit with the central pillar removed and tape applied around it to discourage usage, until this can be arranged later this week.

In the meantime, it would be very much appreciated if parents could ask their children not to use the roundabout until it has been fully repaired.

If anyone has any questions, please contact Matt Harrison.

Many thanks, on behalf of the Parish Council.

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Stepping Stones Open Meeting

The next Open Meeting regarding Stepping Stones Pre – School will be held on Monday 25 June 2012, 7.30pm until 8.30pm at The Sycamore Pub, Parwich with a Committee Meeting to follow.

Please find a copy of the minutes of the last meeting on parwich.org.   The items to be discussed at the Open Meeting are hours and days to run sessions in September 2012, Advertising, and the Float and stall for the carnival.

Many thanks
The Committee of Stepping Stones – Pre School

Minutes of Previous Meeting

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Open Gardens this Sunday

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Bag it, bin it!

Thank you to a Creamery Lane resident for sending this in.  The perennial problem of people not clearing up after their dogs:

Not again …. ?!?

Oh dear, Holland lost again and is out of Euro 2012, so I’m upset, but only mildly.

What has upset me much, much more is finding yet again a pile of dog faeces (or ‘poo’ to most people) on Creamery Lane/at the bottom of the drive.

Who is allowing their dog to wander and do their business anywhere without tidying up afterwards?

This is the second time in only 3 days and I pray it doesn’t become a regular event.

If it does, I will have no option but to sniff out the culprit and publish a mug shot …

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In Formation


Canada Geese spotted by JF-S

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Euro 2012 at the Sycamore

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Weather Stats: 10th to 16th June

Here are last week’s readings:

Rainfall

in mm

Pressure

in Mb (am)

Pressure

in Mb (pm)

Temperature in ºC

Max

Min

Sun 10

0.0

1011.5

1008.7

20.4

8.7

Mon 11

0.0

1007.9

1009.7

13.6

9.4

Tue 12

0.0

1011.8

1014.1

14.0

7.8

Wed 13

0.9

1016.8

1017.9

13.3

8.3

Thu 14

6.3

1018.0

1015.8

18.0

8.1

Fri 15

22.9

1009.3

1006.6

15.4

8.3

Sat 16

4.0

1004.6

1006.2

13.2

9.8

Total

33.2

Average

15.4

8.6

Our weatherman on the hill says:

More like spring than summer in the coming week, – showers and some sun with disappointing temperatures.

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What’s on Where this Week
Day Time Event Location
Sunday 10am Family Service Parwich Church
Sunday 11.15am Family Service Alsop Church
Sunday 2.00pm Bowls Competition Bowling Green
Monday 3.40-3.50
3.55-4.15
Mobile Library Van Visit Creamery Lane
The Green
Monday 6.30pm Bowls Club Practice Night
Newcomers Welcome
Bowling Green
Monday 7pm Pilates-Parwich Fit 4 All Memorial Hall
Wednesday 9am-noon Pre School
Free Open Session every Wednesday
Memorial Hall
Thursday Green Bin Collection Parwich
Thursday 6pm Circuit Training Memorial Hall
Fri 22nd – 8th July Ashbourne Festival Ashbourne
Sunday 9.30am Holy Communion Parwich Church
Sunday 11.15am Mattins Alsop Church
Sunday 2-6pm Open Gardens & Children’s Show Parwich
Sunday 2.30pm Methodist Service
with Rev Loraine Mellor
Parwich Church

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No rain, no gain…

Whoops! I knew I spoke too soon. It did not rain and we lost both matches this week! Hope we have better results next week. I can’t believe we are half way through the season already.

Matlock Tuesday League.

Away – 12 June – Matlock Bath.

The green here is tiny and is shaped a bit like a 50p piece so there is no ‘corner to corner’ bowling. The contours are also very strange. You can send a bowl in a direction and the thing goes off on a totally different line. Suffice it to say we did not do well. Indeed we had our second worst score of the year so far. We only managed to win one game and did not do well in the three we lost! The final result was 81 to 58. This drops us to sixth place in the Division, exactly half way. Keep your fingers crossed for next week.

Next match – Home – Wirksworth – 6.30pm 19 June.

Thursday League.

Away – Baslow – 14 June.

Although we lost we did not achieve too bad a score, if that makes sense. We only won one of the three doubles games and shared the six singles three each. So though we lost we did get 119 points, which on some occasions is good enough to win a match. This time, however, Baslow got 137.

Next match – Away – Wirksworth – 21 June – 1.45pm.

In the Sunday competition Dot Hart played superb bowls to beat John Henbery in the final. The weather thankfully was kind to us and the tea sandwiches and cakes weren’t bad either.

Another competition this Sunday start 2.00pm. Not more tea and cakes to eat.

– John B.

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An update from our MEP

 
bill.newtondunn@europarl.europa.eu

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School Newsletter 17

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