Archive for August, 2012

Buzzards can be regularly seen and heard over Parwich, often being mobbed by other smaller birds. They have a very distinctive cry, rather like a “mew” of a cat. The RSPB says that they are our most common and widespread bird of prey.
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Bowls, the penultimate week

With only one more match in each league left it looks like our Bowls Club has just about managed to survive another year. And although there has been a distinct lack of any kind of enthusiasm from the village the few souls who turn out every week have carried on regardless. Apart from Ron Twigg, Jack Cundy, the Sheffield Caravanners, the occasional tourist and the regular visitors from outer space, nobody knows where the bowling green is. Anyway having done really well the past couple of weeks all the wheels came off this week, apart from our Edith.

Matlock Tuesday League – Away, 28 August – Bradwell.
Do you know Bradwell had the audacity to let a teenager play for their team! Where will crown green bowls end up? They are third in the division and showed it. We were well and truly defeated. We did not win one game. However, Edith Rider, playing again with Rick Manning, nearly did a Houdini act. They were losing 15/5 and at one stage it was game point to Bradwell 20/10, but Edith and Rick came back and only just lost 21/20. Edith is close to being able to walk on water in a bowling sense that is. The final match score was a loss of 84 to 52.
Last match of the season – Home – Matlock Bath. – 4 September 5.30pm.

Matlock Thursday Friendly League – Away, Bakewell – 30 August.
Second in the division to Matlock are Bakewell and apart from being better than us their green is unbelievably tricky to play on. It’s not a conventional square green, but a long thin oblong. Enough of the excuses we lost really well! In the doubles games we scored fewer points than we did last week and trailed in 63/26, despite a gallant effort from Audrey Bunting partnered by Clare Evans. Again however the singles came a bit to our rescue, with the star Edith Rider showing us the way. We won by 83 to 78. As you mathematical geniuses will have calculated we lost overall by 141 to 109. This I am sure will keep Bakewell second in the division, but may drop us a place or two into the bottom half.
Last match – Home – Baslow – 6 September – 1.45pm.

Ashourne Bowls Club have again invited us to play indoor short mat bowls through the winter on Monday afternoons. Why not come along and have a go. It is expensive though, a £1 per week. Let us know if you want a lift. Starts 8 October, 1.30pm.

John B.

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The Horticultural Show is only 3 days away and this is the final class in our series featuring the Show, the Children’s Class.

Full Horticultural Show Programme

Photography Competition

Cookery & Kitchen Classes

Gentlemen Classes

Vegetable Classes

Floral Classes

For the entry form click here

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For those of you that enjoyed the Tour de France and the cycling during the Olympics, the Tour of Britain Cycle Race is coming through the Peak District on Monday 10th September.  The timings below are approximate.  It is a chance to see Olympic Time Trial champion Bradley Wiggins and his Sky team-mate Mark Cavendish who are both competing in the event.

37.9km Ashbourne 11:13
51.1km SKODA KoM, Alstonefield (Cat.1) 11:30
57.9km Warslow 11:39
65.3km SKODA KoM, Morridge (Cat.1) 11:48

The first Category One SKODA King of the Mountains climb of 2012 takes the race into the Derbyshire Dales, with a steep opening through the village of Turnditch before levelling off considerably towards the top at Cross o ‘th Hands.

After descending into Ashbourne, a short, steep unclassified climb leads towards the Peak District National Park, followed up by a long, main road drag after Fenny Bentley that runs parallel to the Tissington Trail, a former railway line now popular with cyclists and walkers.

A left fork takes Stage Two down to the River Dove via a fast descent, with the route crossing the river before climbing instantly on the SKODA King of the Mountains climb of Alstonefield that takes the race into Staffordshire.

Tree-lined at the bottom the climb begins gently but steepens as it turns away from the Dove into a constant gradient. The summit comes in the attractive Peak District village of Alstonefield with the views opening of the countryside opening up as the race levels off heading towards Hulme End and the Manifold Valley.

Thank you to Roberto Buntingo for bringing this to our attention.

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Pilates for Beginners

There has been a fantastic response to these classes, as a consequence the 6pm to 7pm class is now full and there is a waiting list.

There are places still available in the 7.15pm class. If you are thinking of attending, and still haven’t contacted me, please do so by Monday 3rd September.

Thank you for the initial support and enthusiasm its great.

Looking forward to seeing you all on the 5th September.

Sue Purvis, 373

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Terry P has asked us to pass on this warning:

Please would you inform your readers of the potential for an accident in the church yard under the horse chestnut tree, more commonly known as a conker tree.

The tree in question has more recently been dropping its branches without warning, and as you know the footpath runs underneath the tree.

What is more worrying is that it is coming up to conker collecting time for the children, so I would ask parents not to let their children under the tree. We certainly do not want any injuries to the little ones, or to anyone else for that matter.

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Chatsworth Country Fair starts tomorrow. If you buy your single day ticket online at £18 you’ll be making a £2 saving. For the full programme of events click here.

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I’ve just realised that it is a Bank Holiday week, so it’s all change for the dustbins.  I have amended What’s on Where this Week, so apologies if I have confused anyone.

This week it is Friday 31st for the Green Bin and Saturday 1st for the Black Bin. The collection may be anytime between 7am-4pm, but remember the Green Bin men were very, very late last time, so don’t despair as they did eventually arrive.

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Floral Classes for Sunday

Click to enlarge.

Full Horticultural Show Programme

Photography Competition

Cookery & Kitchen Classes

Gentlemen Classes

Vegetable Classes

For the entry form click here

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From JF-S

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Classical Music in Matlock

Matlock Music Season
Highfields School, Matlock7.30pm

PRICES
Full membership – free access all concerts is £38
Basic membership available

Individual concert tickets-
Concerto Grosso £5
Other concerts £10
1/2 price – job seekers and students
Under 18s – free

Programme

28 September – Coull String Quartet

19 October – Shiry Rashkovsky (viola) and Alison Rhind (piano)

16 November – Aquinas Piano Trio

1 February – Crispian Steel-Perkins (trumpet)

1 March – Jong-Gyung Park

22 March – Concerto Grosso

26 April – Lekker Quintet (wind ensemble)

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September’s Film Night

Friday 14th September – 7.45pm – Memorial Hall

The film that everyone has been waiting for! A group of British retirees decide to “outsource” their retirement to Best less expensive and seemingly Exotic India. Enticed by advertisements for the newly restored Marigold Hotel and bolstered with visions of a life of leisure, they arrive to find the palace a shell of its former self. Though the new environment is less luxurious than imagined, they are forever transformed by their shared experiences, discovering that life and love can begin again when you let go of the past.

Starring  Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Ronald Pickup, Dev Patel & Celia Imrie

Certificate 12              Free Entrance              Refreshments              Raffle

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Memorial Hall AGM – Tomorrow

Parwich Memorial Hall
Management Committee – AGM

Wednesday 29th August, 7pm in the Memorial Hall

Agenda

1. Chairman’s opening remarks
2. Apologies for absence
3. Minutes of previous AGM
4. Matters arising
5. Reports:

  • Treasurer’s Financial Report
  • Chairman’s Annual Report

6. Election of committee members

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Bradbourne Village Hall

Wednesday 29th August – 7.30pm
Tissington and Carsington Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team
call 101

Minutes from May’s Safer Neighbourhood Meeting

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It may be a tough year for fruit and vegetables, with the poor weather, but please scour your beds and see what you can find, you might be surprised at how well you do. Do support this great annual village event.

Full Horticultural Show Programme

Photography Competition

Cookery & Kitchen Classes

Gentlemen Classes

For the entry form click here

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A 6 bedroom, fine period Grade II listed former farmhouse of stone and slate construction offering a wealth of original charm and character in the village of Parwich.

Of elegant Georgian proportions throughout. Reception hall, formal drawing room, dining room, large family room, breakfast kitchen, utility room & cellar. Upstairs – Principal bedroom with luxury en-suite shower room, two additional bedrooms & bathroom and one the second floor 3 more bedrooms, one with luxury ensuire shower room. Delightful lawned gardens with magnificent views. Double garage & open workshop/storage. Large parking area for vehicles. Rare & interesting opportunity well worthy of further inspection.

For full details and photos, click here.

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Today – Tea & Cakes at Alsop Church

Tea & Cakes are being served in the churchyard at Alsop, 11am – 4pm tomorrow (Monday). Please come along and support this event, in aid of Alsop Church. Stunning views, delicious cakes, not to be missed.

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New Pilates classes begin next week

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What’s on Where this Week

What’s on Where this Week
Day Time Event Location
Sunday 9.30am Holy Communion Parwich Church
Sunday 11.15am Mattins Alsop Church
Sunday 2.30pm Methodist Service Parwich Church
Monday 11-4pm Tea & Cakes in the Churchyard Alsop Church
Wednesday 7pm Parwich Memorial Hall Committee AGM Memorial Hall
Wednesday 7.30pm Tissington Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team Meeting Bradbourne Village Hall
Friday Green Bin Collection
day later because of Bank Holiday
Parwich
Fri-Sunday 9am Chatsworth Country Fair Chatsworth
Saturday Black Bin Collection
day later because of Bank Holiday
Parwich
Sunday Horticultural Show Memorial Hall
Sunday 6.30pm Evensong Parwich Church

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Life at the Pond

JF-S patiently spends hours looking for the perfect swallow shots and here he has very skillfully caught the swallow drinking at the pond and then flying off.

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Tea & Cakes in the Churchyard – Monday

Tea & Cakes are being served in the churchyard at Alsop, 11am – 4pm tomorrow (Monday). Please come along and support this event, in aid of Alsop Church. Stunning views, delicious cakes, not to be missed.

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Chatsworth Country Fair starts next Friday for 3 days.  If you buy your single day ticket online at £18 you’ll be making a £2 saving.  For the full programme of events click here.

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Horticultural Show – Sunday 2nd September

Classes for Gentleman Entries only
Tarbutt Trophy
for best exhibit in this section


62.   3 Decorated Cupcakes
63.    A Sculpture made from Cheese

Below are some of the entries from 2010 & 2011, click on any photo to enlarge.

Full Horticultural Show Programme

Photography Competition

Cookery & Kitchen Classes

For the entry form click here

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Business Peak District sent us details of a day event aimed at helping local businesses improve their on-line presence:

FREE BPD Network Event – 19 September Marketing – Bringing your website alive and keeping your customers happy,

Business Peak District would like to invite you to the second Network Event on Wednesday 19 September 9.30 – 12.30 at The Royal Hotel, Hayfield. Once again we have some excellent speakers to offer advice and tips about email marketing campaigns, using videos and images to bring your website alive.

Where?         –  The Royal Hotel, Hayfield  SK22 2EP
When?          –  Wednesday 19 September 9.30am -12.30pm
What?           –  Marketing – Bringing your website alive and keeping your customers happy – for anyone looking to use their website and email marketing campaigns to better attract their customers
Why?             –  Promote your business locally, Networking and learn how to have an impressive visual website & carry out email marketing campaigns
How?             – complete the Booking Form by Monday 17 September via Survey Monkey link below to reserve a place!

We have an event packed with informative and helpful advice such as:

  • Duncan Wright, BSA Marketing, Glossop – a Practical Guide to email marketing campaigns
  • Dina Holland & Anna Brown, Derbyshire Retail Help – Open all hours – online selling skills
  • David King, David John King, Bamford – how to bring your website alive with video and images
  • Networking opportunities  (more…)

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Parwich Crown Green Bowls Club

Better not say it too loudly, but we won our two matches last week and we have done the same again this week and one of the teams we beat are top of the league! Oh, and Edith Rider is playing out of her socks.

Matlock Tuesday League – Home – 21 August – Chatsworth.
Edith Rider and Rick Manning are on a bit of a roll. They won last week 21/8 and did the same this week. We won three out of the four games and although we did not do well in the fourth, because of Rick and Edith’s great win the win was complete . When we played Chatsworth on their green we won 71-49. On our green this week we won 71-53. How about that for consistency. Chatsworth are a little below us in the league and this good win will obviously keep them there. Penultimate game of the season next week, hopefully we will stay where we are in the league, mid table.
Next match – Away – Bradwell – 28 August 6.00pm.

Matlock Thursday Friendly League – Home – Matlock Park – 16 August.
Matlock are top of the division by a country mile, but they don’t have an Edith. Having lost two of the doubles 21-4 and 21-3, and losing 18-3 in the third we were lucky to get to double figures let alone win a game. Oh ye of little faith! It was Edith more than ably assisted by Ian Johnston, who not only got double figures, but got up to win the game 21-18. What a fight back. It still meant that we were down in the doubles 60-28.
In the singles games Edith was in crushing form again and Dot Hart won 15-0. You can’t do better than that. Could we actually begin to believe we could win the match? Could we win it, course we could. We won five out of the six games, and in the one we lost we were only 13-15 down. This gave us 88 points to 48, turning round the deficit from the doubles to give us a 116 to 108 win. What a match! Next week we play Bakewell. Can we win again? We still have our Edith.
Next match – Away- Bakewell- 30 August – 1.45pm.

John B.

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Blue Box Collection tomorrow

The blue box and bag are being collected tomorrow, don’t forget the new rules!

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New family in Parwich

Click on any of JF-S’s photos to enlarge.

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Horticultural Show – Sunday 2nd September


Full Horticultural Show Programme

Photography Competition

For the entry form click here

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Memorial Hall AGM

Parwich Memorial Hall
Management Committee – AGM

Wednesday 29th August, 7pm in the Memorial Hall

Agenda

1. Chairman’s opening remarks
2. Apologies for absence
3. Minutes of previous AGM
4. Matters arising
5. Reports:

  • Treasurer’s Financial Report
  • Chairman’s Annual Report

6. Election of committee members

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Driveway Alarms – discount price

Residents and business owners in the Derbyshire Dales are being offered discounted driveway alarms to help deter thieves.

The wireless alarms are being made available at police stations in the district. They usually cost between £30 and £35 but are being sold at £20 to dales residents thanks to a subsidy from the Derbyshire Dales Community Safety Partnership.

The alarms are being promoted by the Safety Partnership – which is led by Derbyshire Dales District Council and the police.

Dales businessman Iain Wakefield, of Alkmonton, said: “As our vehicles are parked out in the open at the end of a long drive, John Bointon from the Safer Neighbourhood policing team suggested we install one of these battery-operated infrared driveway alarms to monitor any unauthorised access onto our property.

“When triggered, the monitor wirelessly activates a portable alarm that can be carried anywhere in the house up to a maximum of 90 metres away. No wiring was necessary and all the outdoor parts are fully waterproof.” (more…)

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Ashbourne Show

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Thank you to JF-S for these photos.

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Patti B writes:

Fame at last. Your obsessed dressage correspondent has finally made it and has reached the dizzying heights of a photo on page 33 of Hello! Magazine. A smallish picture, on the bottom left of the page.

Actually – don’t let’s get carried away – it’s my medal cake that’s in the magazine. (That must have been the guy so rudely elbowing me out of the way to take a photo – only my good manners prevented me from giving him an equally rude mouthful – good job I didn’t!)

Still, it was a lovely surprise and I shall be giving away autographs at some future obscure event for an indescribably huge fee! I can also be seen helping to serve lunch in Parwich Memorial Hall every other Monday, so come along and join the fun – great food for just £5.

Patti B

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What’s on Where this Week
Day Time Event Location
Sunday 10am Family Service Parwich Church
Sunday 11.15am Holy Communion Alsop Church
Sun 19th 5pm Parwich Parish Council Planning Sub Committee 1 Croft Avenue
Fri 24th Blue Box Collection Parwich
Sun 26th 9.30am Holy Communion Parwich Church
Sun 26th 11.15am Mattins Alsop Church
Sun 26th 2.30pm Methodist Service Parwich Church

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Detached Barn with Planning Permission

The Barn, Parwich

Guide Price £100,000 – £150,000 DETACHED BARN WITH FULL RESIDENTIAL PLANNING PERMISSION TO CONVERT TO A TWO BEDROOMED HOME standing in about 1.7 acres For sale by auction Wednesday 26th September at 3pm.

Rarely available a south facing traditional Derbyshire stone barn, set on the edge of the village offers the opportunity to create a fabulous 2 bedroomed home with stunning views in the Peak District.

When converted the property will enjoy a kitchen/diner, lounge, master bedroom with en-suite and further 1st floor bedroom and separate bathroom, a pleasant courtyard overlooking the properties two stone-walled fields and parking for vehicles.

GENERAL INFORMATION
Permission has been granted under planning application number NP/DDD/0412/0400. Full details can be found on the Peak District National Park Authority website.

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Double Victory This Week

Parwich Crown Green Bowls Club

Having had the euphoria and excitement of the Parwich Olympiad it is back to the grind of weekly league matches. Cant’ believe we have only a few left before the end of another season.

Matlock Tuesday League.
Away – 14 August – Ashwood Park, Buxton.

Ashwood are a few points ahead of us in the league and we don’t usually do well on their green. We had a good win against them on our green in May, but their green can be very tricky, and so it proved to be. We had two good wins and two not so good losses. Rick Manning and Edith Rider played brilliantly in their game and won 21- 8. This gave us a really good base, and even though we lost two games they were by not so great a margin as Ashwoods losses. The final outcome was 68 to Parwich, 65 to Ashwood Park. The 3 points we beat them by are not sufficient to lift us above them in the league, but hopefully we won’t drop any lower either.

Next match – Home – Chatsworth – 21 August 6.15pm.

Matlock Thursday Friendly League.
Away – Lafarge, Hope – 16 August.

Again in this league we are a few points behind Lafarge and in the game on our green earlier in the season we had a draw against them. In the doubles games we won two out of the three with Audrey and Harry Bunting winning really well by 21 points to 12. The score after the doubles was 52 Parwich, 43 Lafarge. Audrey also played in the singles games, because we were so short of players and had a great win 15-12. With the good start we had in the doubles and sharing the singles three all, the final score was 121 to Parwich, 119 to Lafarge. Again not quite enough points to take us above them in the league.

Next match – Home Matlock Park – 23 August – 1.45pm.

John B.

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Green Bin

Thursday – 3.30pm

Please leave your green bin out, there have been some delays this week with collections, but Derbyshire Dales say that the contractors should reach Parwich at some point today/tonight.

4.45pm
They made it!

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Ashbourne Show – Saturday

Ashbourne Show – Saturday 18th August – Osmaston Polo Ground
Gates open to public from 9am

The entertainment and range of exhibits promises to be bigger and better than ever. The Main Ring programme is detailed below but please note it is subject to change.

0800 –  HOYS Ridden Hunter Classes
1115 – Private Driving
1245 – JCB Dancing Diggers
1310 – Scurry Driving Class 1
1345 – Vintage Tractor Parade
1415 – Private Driving Exercise Class
1430 – Scurry Driving Class 2
1500 – Grand Parade of Livestock
1545 – Parade of Hounds
1600 – JCB Dancing Diggers
1625 – Scurry Driving Championship

Tickets are cheaper if purchased in advance.  For full details click here.

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Seen on the pond this evening

A party of four ducks visited the pond briefly tonight, but JF-S is wondering what are they?

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Bin collections this week

Just so no-one is confused it is the regular green bin collection tomorrow (Thursday) and the black rubbish bin on Friday.

The blue box and bag are not collected for another week.

 

Thursday – 3.30pm

Please leave your green bin out, there have been some delays this week with collections, but Derbyshire Dales say that the contractors should reach Parwich at some point today/tonight.

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