Archive for July, 2012

New Pilates classes for the Autumn

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Thanks to Debbie W for sending us this report…

What an amazing weekend Trev and I had. We had tickets to see the Olympic Tennis, but as the friends we were staying with live at Box Hill, managed to “catch a freebie” and roll up to watch the road race on Saturday.

From our vantage point, the riders went past eight times – then we legged it back to our friends as quick as we could, to catch the end of the race. The people behind us had a stop watch, so we were keeping track of the splits. It was really exciting.

The atmosphere was wonderful – the crowds were happy, everyone well behaved, the police were just fab – I can’t say how impressed I was with the whole thing. I was so proud to be British – even though American by birth.

The next day we went to the tennis. Again, so well organised. Saw quite a few soldiers helping with security and made a point of thanking them – they actually seemed to be enjoying themselves, I think many people were also expressing their gratitude to them.

Andy Murray, for all his grumpy reputation, was really gracious to the crowd and spent AGES signing autographs for children after the match – longer than any other player we saw by far. Boys: Maria Sharipova is very tall, and very beautiful in real life. This does not, however, make up for her funny little squeaks and squeals.

We thanked heavens for the roof on centre court, as the heavens certainly did open on the day.

I urge anyone able to catch a glimpse of the Olympics, either by “catching a freebie” or buying a ticket, to do so. It really is something special. All weekend Trevor and I just kept saying “We are so lucky to be doing this!”

Debs

To scroll through Debbie’s gallery in full size – including an exclusive Andy Murray action shot! – please click on any thumbnail image.

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Another Pile of Pooh!

Lo and behold! Again a pile of dog faeces in exactly the same place as the last two ‘sightings’ on Creamery Lane near the small green!

I had become quite optimistic after my last ‘doggie-fouling’ blog post when the problem appeared to have stopped, even wondering whether the Parwich blog includes some canine readers who’d passed the message on to their fellow 4-legged friends.  Alas, my optimism was unfounded.

Whose dog was allowed to wander around between approx. 4 and 5 pm on Monday afternoon?

Please, please take responsibility for your dog and do not allow them to roam around unaccompanied or at least tidy up after them.

Thank you.

Saskia T

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Mike’s funeral

Sue and David have asked us to post the following information:

Monday 30th July

The cortège will leave the Rathbone Flats at 2-45pm
if any vehicles wish to follow on

The Service will be held at 3-45pm
at Markeaton Crematorium in Derby
(click here for address and link to map)

Whether you can make the journey to Derby or not,
please everyone, from the village and beyond, do come along to a short “Farewell” in the Memorial Hall starting at 5.30pm
.
There’ll be a bit of “pub grub” (but no quiz)
and a glass or two for a final toast.

We very much look forward to seeing you all.

Family flowers only, but a small donation to
the Border Collie Trust in Staffordshire would be appreciated.

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Olympic Tales

In addition to our correspondent from the Olympic Media Centre, it has been suggested by several people that it would interesting to get accounts from residents of Alsop, Ballidon, Pikehall and Parwich who visit the London 2012 Games.

If you want to share your experiences having visited the Games, including any photos, do email the Blog Team at parwich@hotmail.co.uk or add comments to the various Olympic posts as they appear.

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Present and Future

Taken through the lens of JF-S’s camera.


Click on any photo to enlarge.

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What’s on Where this Week
Day Time Event Location
Sunday 10am Planning Subcommittee 1 Croft Ave
Sunday 10-11.30am Let their be light – Summer Party Memorial Hall
Sunday 11.15am Holy Communion Alsop Church
Monday 3.45pm
5.30pm
Mike Goulden’s Funeral
& Wake
Markeaton
Memorial Hall
Monday 6.30pm Bowls Club Practice Night
Newcomers Welcome
Bowling Green
Tuesday 7pm Pilates-Parwich Fit 4 All
New day for this week only
Memorial Hall
Thursday Green Bin Collection Parwich
Friday-Sun Y-not Festival Pikehall
Sunday 6.30pm Evensong Parwich Church

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Sent in by JF-S

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We are  lucky to have had this email from our very own Parwich Olympic Correspondent, Val S :

I went to the dress rehearsal for the Opening Ceremony last night. The opening scenes were shot in Parwich and then they move on to Belper. We are not allowed to tell – see #savethesuprise – but if you are going out, record it, trust me, it is worth it and it does start in Parwich!

I am off now for another day of slog and fun, so many languages, so many countries. The Park is packed and there is no public in there yet! I am working down here on the Help desk in the Main Press Centre (MPC) which together with the International Broadcasting Centre (IBC) forms part of a large media complex at the northern end of the Olympic Park to which there is no public access. The work is 24 hours a day as some-one is always awake somewhere! (more…)

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National Park’s Week

A week of festivities across the Peak District have been planned to celebrate National Park’s Week 2012. The celebrations start on Sunday July 29th , at Castleton visitor centre and throughout the week there will be lots of family fun activities and guided walks. Although the events are spread over the Park, some of the events are quite local to Parwich, so scroll through this PDF and look for the events in bold.

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Parwich Crown Green Bowls Club

Having played in all sorts of weather it feels strange to be able to dispense with the oil skins and wellies. Not complaining, however. We managed a win and a loss this week.

Matlock Tuesday League.
Home – 24 July – Bakewell.

Bakewell were, a few places ahead of us in the league. We had a good evening winning three out of the four games. Giving a final result of Parwich 72 Bakewell 60. I think that with the 12 point difference in the scores we should move above them in the league.

Next match – Away – Matlock Golf Club – 31 July 6.30pm.

Thursday League.
Away – Matlock Golf Club – 26 July.

Another team who are ahead of us in the league, but not such a good result as the Tuesday match. We did not manage to win any doubles games although we came close in one. We were 63 to 43 behind. We faired a little better in the six singles games sharing them three each. The scores were Parwich 72 Matlock 68. This made the final score 131 to Matlock, 115 to Parwich. We are back at the Golf Club on Tuesday next week. Hopefully we will do better.

Next match – Away – Matlock Golf Club – 31 July – 1.45pm.

A good day was had by all last Sunday when we played Hazelwood in a friendly. This Sunday we entertain Ashbourne. Come along to Parsons Croft and relax in the sun you will be fed up with the Olympics by then. Usual start 2.00pm.

John B.

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Peak Five Churches are holding their “Let There Be Light” children’s summer party on Sunday July 29th, at the Memorial Hall, between 10:00am and 11:30am.

The party is billed as featuring “MAD Games” and “Making Things That Fly!”, and party snacks will also be provided.

If the sun is shining, then the party will be held outside, within walking distance of the hall. If that’s the case, directions will be posted on the door of the hall.

To book your place at the party, please RSVP to Tracey F: 07772 758470 or tracey@peakfive.org.

Please click on the advert to enlarge it. The advert is also suitable for printing, and folding into a paper aeroplane!

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JF-S has sent this sequence of photos into the blog catching Wyatt on the move. Just click on any photo to enlarge the image and see them all as a slide show.

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Mike Goulden’s Funeral

Sue and David have asked us to post the following information:

Monday 30th July

The cortège will leave the Rathbone Flats at 2-45pm
if any vehicles wish to follow on

The Service will be held at 3-45pm
at Markeaton Crematorium in Derby
(click here for address and link to map)

Whether you can make the journey to Derby or not,
please everyone, from the village and beyond, do come along to a short “Farewell” in the Memorial Hall starting at 5.30pm
.
There’ll be a bit of “pub grub” (but no quiz)
and a glass or two for a final toast.

We very much look forward to seeing you all.

Family flowers only, but a small donation to
the Border Collie Trust in Staffordshire would be appreciated.

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Parwich Parish Council

Planning Sub Committee Meeting
at 1 Croft Ave on Sunday 29th July – 10am

To discuss this planning application (Erection of an agricultural building on Dam Lane) which requires a response from the Council before the next scheduled meeting in September.  This meeting is open to the public.

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Jo-anne blogs for Maybelline

Parwich’s resident make-up expert Jo-anne Jewett has written an article for the blog maybellinebook.com, which is hosted by Maybelline heiress Sharrie Williams. Please click here to read it.

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Olympic Bells

If you hear the church bells ringing on Friday morning, then don’t worry, it really isn’t Sunday and World War III hasn’t started!

To mark the opening of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the London Organising Committee is calling for thousands of bells to be rung across the country, and St. Peter’s will be joining in.

The mass bell ringing will begin at 8.12am on Friday, and it will last for 3 minutes.

Further details can be found at www.allthebells.com.

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PP5 Results from 2011
Junior Fell Run results for 2011
Results for 2010

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New day for next week’s Pilates

Pilates will be on Tuesday 31st July and NOT Monday 30th at 7pm – the timings will remain unchanged.

Hopefully all class members will all be able to attend. The day has changed so that Mike Goulden’s wake does not have a time restriction.

I have also arranged two summer classes on the 6th and 13th August starting at 6.30pm. Thanks Sue P

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Charity collection for the church

Next Monday (July 30th), Ragtex UK are holding a charity collection, with proceeds going towards the church.

Working together with local councils, Peak Five Churches are actively trying to encourage more charities to participate.

The following items are requested:

  • Unwanted clothes
  • Paired Shoes
  • Handbags
  • Blankets
  • Sheets
  • Curtains
  • Soft Toys

If you have any bags that you would like to donate, please contact Tracey F at tracey@peakfive.org, or call 07772 758470 for her to arrange to collect them.

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Peak Five Churches are holding their “Let There Be Light” children’s summer party on Sunday July 29th, at the Memorial Hall, between 10:00am and 11:30am.

The party is billed as featuring “MAD Games” and “Making Things That Fly!”, and party snacks will also be provided.

If the sun is shining, then the party will be held outside, within walking distance of the hall. If that’s the case, directions will be posted on the door of the hall.

To book your place at the party, please RSVP to Tracey F: 07772 758470 or tracey@peakfive.org.

Please click on the advert to enlarge it. The advert is also suitable for printing, and folding into a paper aeroplane!

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What’s on Where this Week
Day Time Event Location
Sunday 9.30am Holy Communion Parwich Church
Sunday 2.30pm Methodist Service Parwich Church
Monday 6.30pm Bowls Club Practice Night
Newcomers Welcome
Bowling Green
Monday 6.30pm Pilates-Parwich Fit 4 All Memorial Hall
Thursday 6pm Circuit Training
No sessions during August
Memorial Hall
Friday Blue Box Collection Parwich
Saturday Vicki Lambert Singing Parwich Legion
Sunday 10-11.30am Let their be light – Summer Party Memorial Hall
Sunday 11.15am Holy Communion Alsop Church

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Parwich Crown Green Bowls Club

Well at least we managed one match in the dry. Although can we expect more sun filled games in the future? Two losses this week, but both matches were against teams either top or near the top of the leagues.

Matlock Tuesday League – Away – 17 July – Bradwell.
As I have said in the past the venue at Bradwell is quite spectacular, particularly when the sun shines. Fortunately it did for the match albeit the result was not sunny. Anyway we did not managed to win a single game, but still achieved a reasonable score. Bradwell after all are top of the league by quite a margin. The result was 84 to 67 to Bradwell. Possibly drop a place in the league.
Next match – Home – Bakewell – 24 July 6.30pm.

Thursday League – Away – Whitworth Park – 19 July.

Although the final result was a loss we again scored reasonably, particularly in the singles. We won one doubles game, but the score was 61 to 48 against. In the singles we shared the games three all, but still lost 74 to 72. Overall the match was 135 to Whitworth, 120 to Parwich.
Next match – Away – Matlock Golf Club – 26 July – 1.45pm.

Another friendly this Sunday against Hazelwood. Looks like the sun may shine a bit as well.

John B.

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Artisan Bread at the Shop

Organic Bread Tasting

Janet is trying a new bread supplier, Belper Bakery,
their organic bread is free from any artificial additives, preservatives or dough improver

Come along and taste some of the new loaves

3 to 4 pm at the Sycamore
Sunday 22nd July

If you like what you taste, you can order loaves for collection from the Shop on Saturdays

for more about the bread link to www.belperbread.co.uk

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Half it Darts

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An Update from our MEP


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By following these suggestions over the summer you will also be able to reduce what goes into the kerbside caddies when they appear this autumn as part of our spectacular new reycling scheme!  Jane B

New press release from Derbyshire County Council.

LOVE FOOD HATE WASTE OVER SUMMER

Every month UK households each throw away an average £50 worth of food that could have been eaten. Wasting food also harms the environment and contributes to climate change.

Food lovers are being urged to visit a website which features tasty tips for using leftover food when having get-togethers over the summer.  Derbyshire County Council is urging families to make use of tasty food or leftovers already stocked in cupboards, fridges or freezers over the summer months.  Councillor John Allsop, cabinet member for technology and recycling, said: “We’re urging people to check out our website full of great ideas on how to prepare meals using leftover food.”

Some of the recipes you’ll find include:

  1. A Quick Use-Up Pizza using leftover cheese and any favourite toppings you might have in the fridge.
  2. Olive Tapenade Toasts which turns leftover bread into something more interesting.
  3. Crispy Chicken Skewers which use a crispy coating made from leftover cheese and breadcrumbs made from slightly old bread.

For full recipes – and other great ideas for cutting down on food waste – go to the Love Food Hate Waste page of Derbyshire Council Council’s website.  The recipes are in the “related documents” section near the bottom of the page under the title “recipes for special get-togethers”.  For lots more recipes for all occasions check out the Love Food Hate Waste website.

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Hazel B playing at Y-Not

Parwich singer-songwriter Hazel B from Hallgates will be playing at the Y-NOT festival on the Friday. At last year’s festival, Hazel performed a great set on the open-mike stage. She was then booked by the organisers to be on the main bill this year.

Some of Hazel’s new songs will shortly be available for free download by readers of PARWICH.ORG.

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Hopefully this post is just academic and there will be no threats of flooding in the village.  It is important to watch the stream at its various choke points as these spots get very easily blocked with debris including broken branches and plastic.  Fortunately these areas were cleared in May by volunteers;  one section was almost totally blocked!

The Flood Protection Agency has just launched their new website, and with numerous flood warnings currently in force across the UK it aims to provide a lifeline to individuals and businesses looking for a single source of flood related information, latest flood warnings and a special helpline.

As well as guidance on how to protect a property, types of flooding and how to assess a flood risk, importantly the site recommends trusted, accredited suppliers of all types of flood protection products and specialists in flood risk assessment surveys. All FPA members comply with the association’s code of practice as a sound guarantee to customers of the highest standards of quality, integrity, safety and reliability. This means their flood protection products are quality assured and, where appropriate, are Kitemark certified as a symbol of trust. In particular, the site features two illustrations of a home and a commercial property – by hovering over water entry points, a list of product providers pops up with a link to members and how to contact them.

For more information, visit their website  or contact the FPA helpline on 033 33 23 8701.

For the environment agency flood risk map click here.

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This sums up Summer 2012



JF-S

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School newsletter 19

This is the last school newsletter of the academic year.


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Tickets are still on sale for this year’s Y-Not Festival, which takes place from Friday August 3rd to Sunday August 5th at the usual location in Pikehall. The festival has expanded since its early days, with several indoor stages, an acoustic tent, an excellent beer tent and much more besides, but it still retains its friendly, small-scale atmosphere. As the organisers report that they are now close to selling out, swift action is recommended for those who might be interested.

Click here for the Y-Not Festival website.

Update: Also performing at Y-Not, in the Hog & Barrel tent at 7pm on the Saturday, will be Parwich’s very own The A52s.

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Community Grant available

DERBYSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL COMMUNITY BUILDINGS GRANT

Derbyshire County Council is looking to fund the following:

  •  Local groups working to make a big difference in their community through planning to spend money on multi-use buildings or equipment
  •   Projects which will benefit the community for at least 10 years
  • Groups which have already raised some funds and have got plans to cover future running costs
  • Projects which can start before 31st December 2013

Grants of between £10,000 and £250,000 are available.

Closing Date

Groups can apply any time until 30th September 2012. (more…)

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The Horticultural Society garden trip to Wollerton Old Hall and Trentham will be leaving at 9am tomorrow morning from The Green.  There are still a couple of tickets available, £12 for members and £17 for non members, please ring Glynis on 561.  For full details click here.

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Our Kid

David Goulden, ( referred to by Mike as “our kid”) asked us to post the following :

As an occasional overseas visitor, can I use the website to say thanks to the village for its kind support in the last couple of days following the death of my brother.

It came as a great shock – as I guess it did to many of you – but it was especially painful to be far away in Vienna and to know nothing.

Generously, several people have taken the time to e-mail me and the information has been of great comfort.

Mike was a simple guy who liked the simple things in life – community, integrity and purpose. His was a good life, well-lived.

His funeral will be on July 30 in Derby.

Emails for David Goulden can be sent to parwich@hotmail.co.uk and we will forward them to him.

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Thanks to Val K for pointing out that Songs of Praise at Carsington Water is today and not next Sunday as stated in the weekly diary

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