Archive for September, 2012

Our “Weatherman in the Village” writes:

As many PARWICH.ORG readers will know, one of the many things Mike Goulden will be remembered for was his weekly contribution to the blog, from “The Weatherman on the Hill”. His diligent recording of the weekly weather statistics and his insightful forecasts were a regular feature for many years, and they will be sadly missed.

As my own small tribute to his contribution, I will to try to continue that tradition, albeit from a slightly different (maybe more benign) location in the centre of the village. I can’t promise to be as punctual and regular as Mike was, but I will aim for a weekly posting.

So, this week sees the first report from “The Weatherman in the Village”. As Mike did, I will try to post weekly statistics, along with a short commentary on the past week and the prospects for the coming period. Please be aware that these observations are from my own instruments (the same ones which give you live data at www.weatherlink.com/user/parwich) and although I will make every effort to ensure they are accurate, I can only say any forward looking statements are my own subjective views. I think on balance it will be good to maintain an anonymity in this, as I can see any invitations to barbecues in the future evaporating fast, if you all really knew who it was who had such little insight into the weather!

So, down to business. As you will see, Parwich wasn’t immune from the torrential downpours earlier in the week, but apart from that, temperatures are pretty near seasonal norms. The coming week looks unremarkable for early October, with near seasonal normal temperatures, and a mixture of showers, a little cloud break and wind, with perhaps more rain on Wednesday/Thursday. Continuing unsettled.

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October Film Night

Apologies to all of you who came… owing to last month’s technical hitch, we will be presenting the film again.

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Tickets £12/£6 (children) from Natural Choice, or by phone on 01335 342114 or penny@mayfieldmusic.org.uk

See the website for further details: www.mayfieldmusic.org.uk

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What’s on Where this Week
Day Time Event Location
Sun 30th 10am Let there be Light
Harvest Special
Fitzherbert School
Fenny Bentley
Sun 30th 4pm Unveiling by Betty Stone of Hayley Powell’s statue Memorial Hall garden
Sun 30th 5pm Talk by Christine Gregory: White Peak wildlife photographer Memorial Hall
Sun 30th 6pm Live music: Hazel B & Don Keyworth Memorial Hall
Mon 1st 6.15pm Pilates for intermediates Memorial Hall
Tue 2nd 2pm PTA Meeting School
Wed 3rd
6pm
7.15pm
Pilates for Beginners
General Beginners Class
Beginners Class for Men
Memorial Hall
Thu 4th 6pm Circuit Training Memorial Hall
Fri 5th …7.15pm Blue Box Collection Parwich
Sun 7th 6.30pm Evensong Parwich Church

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A website for Hartington Surgery

The website for Hartington Surgery – www.hartingtonsurgery.co.uk – is worth bookmarking, as it contains reliable, up to date information for the practice.

Note also that appointments can now be booked online, as well as repeat prescriptions. For both of these services, you will need to register for Patient Access, using a PIN and an Access ID. To obtain your PIN and Access ID, you will first need to contact the surgery.

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The Druid Closes

We went over to Birchover on Friday night and discovered that the Druid has gone out of business, permanently so the locals say. Having said that, it wouldn’t surprise me if the chef was now at the Red Lion: nestled among the regular fish and chips’s etc on the menu is now such things as pan-fried pigeon, with black pudding and prosciutto. And delicious it was, especially at prices less than £8!

RickG

 

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Here are the approximate times for Sunday’s celebrations (they may alter slightly on the day) in the Memorial Hall:

  • 4 to 8pm Exhibition of drawings by Children of Parwich Primary School
  • 4pm Arrive for Tea, Cake and Scones donated by Catering4Parwich to music by Hazel B
  • 4-30pm Unveiling of Hayley Powell’s sculptureThe Dance of Life” by Mrs Betty Stone

Everyone is welcome to all or part of the Party, no charge!

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Mealtime On A Hosepipe

Many thanks to J F-S for sending us this beautiful picture of a young coal tit eating a sunflower seed:

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World Premiere this Sunday

As part of the celebration Tea Party this Sunday there is a presentation by Youlgrave based artist, photographer, writer and naturalist Christine Gregory on her recent work.

Christine works in a range of mediums, but especially impressive are her wildlife photographs taken in the White Peak.  It will be a great treat to see her fantastic photographs on the big screen in the Memorial Hall.  We are particularly lucky in that we will get a sneak preview of her new book, not officially being launched until next week (click here for details of the official book launch on Tuesday 2nd October).  Copies of this book will also be available for purchase.

 

Christine Gregory‘s presentation will start at
5pm Sunday 30th October in Parwich Memorial Hall
All are welcome, no charge
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Local Food and Drink – Building a Peak District brand and developing ways of selling to suit your business – 10 October

 This event is for food and drink producers and buyers looking for quality local produce to stock or serve at their estblishments…

 Business Peak District, in collaboration with the Food and Drink iNet and Extending the Season would like to invite you to the Food & Drink Business Network events. Once again we have managed to get some great guest speakers to help your business develop and for you to be inspired. (more…)

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Sign up to boost national park broadband coverage

Residents and businesses in the Peak District National Park are being urged to register their interest in getting better broadband internet coverage for the area.

The Peak District National Park Authority is keen to support three local councils – Derbyshire and Staffordshire County Councils and Cheshire East Council – who are working to get broadband access improved in the national park area.

Councillor Tony Favell, chair of the Peak District National Park Authority, said: “We know that getting good broadband access is one of the top priorities for local residents and businesses which is why it is also a high priority action in our new National Park Management Plan.

“Having good broadband access will boost efforts to create more local jobs and also make lives easier for the 38,000 national park residents and the millions who visit tourist accommodation in the area each year.

“The councils all need local people and businesses to register their need for better broadband so they can demonstrate this to potential suppliers and investors. I would urge everyone to do this because it could make a really significant impact on the future prospects for job growth opportunities.”

The Derbyshire survey can be accessed at:  http://derbyshire.gov.uk/community/lottery_funding/community_broadband/default.asp?VD=digitalderbyshire

Anyone who registers is under no obligation to buy services when they are launched.

To support this work, a series of community events will take place in the Peak District, which will be advertised in the local press in due course.

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Live Music on Sunday

Two local singers will be appearing at the Memorial Hall this Sunday:

Fresh from the Y-not Festival and the Wirksworth Festival Hazel B will be welcoming people as they arrive at the Village Tea Party at 4pm and then playing a set at approximately 6pm.

She will be followed by a very well know local singer (at approximately 7pm) Don Keyworth, who needs no introduction.

All are welcome and there are no admission charges.

There will be wine and fruit juice and nibbles!

But also the Legion will be open for drinks from 6pm.

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Recycling roadshow tours the Derbyshire Dales

The roadshow is the latest element of an awareness campaign that includes an introductory leaflet that is being posted this week to all 33,000 homes in the Dales and online information at http://www.derbyshiredales.gov.uk/including a list of Frequently Asked Questions and a YouTube video guide.

Available soon will be an online postcode search facility, and detailed instructions and a collection calendar will be delivered with the new containers by the District Council’s new contractor Serco Ltd early in October.

The information roadshow was launched in Bakewell this Monday (24 September) and the mobile unit moves into Wirksworth on Tuesday, Matlock  Sainsbury’s on Wednesday and Ashbourne Market Place on Thursday from 9.30am to 3pm each day. (more…)

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The new Memorial Hall Sculpture

One purpose of Art is to get people talking, and presumably Community Art is to get communities talking.  Well here are some photographic teasers of the new Memorial Hall Sculpture.  To find out more, come along to the unveiling on Sunday.

The children of Parwich Primary School did drawings of the sort of sculpture they might like to see created for the Memorial Hall, which will be exhibited in the Hall on Sunday afternoon.  Some of their ideas were incorporated into the final piece.  At the risk of shooting myself in the foot, what sort of community sculpture would you like to see installed where? Remember this is a public forum! Peter T.

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The Let There Be Light Harvest Special takes place on Sunday September 30th at 10am, at Fitzherbert Primary School Hall in Fenny Bentley.

We will be making people and animals from vegetables. This event is particularly suitable for primary aged children, although children of any age are welcome. Parents are welcome to stay and join in.

Our special Let There Be Light harvest service follows on at 11am in St Edmund’s Church, Fenny Bentley. This will be followed by a traditional auction and a bring and share lunch back at the school hall.

COST: Free (though donations are always welcome).

RSVP: To book a place for your child, please contact Tracey Fentem: 07772 758470 / tracey@peakfive.org

PLEASE BRING: THREE vegetables for your child to decorate. We’ll provide the rest.

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Could your business earn an EQM?

How the Environmental Quality Mark can help your business

Local businesses that are passionate about the Peak District can learn how to stand out from the rest by earning the Peak District Environmental Quality Mark award.Organisers of the scheme are inviting businesses to a free Environmental Quality Mark (EQM) event to find out about its benefits and how to apply.

The event is on Tuesday October 2, 10am-2.30pm (to include networking lunch) at the Peak District National Park Authority office, Aldern House, Baslow Road, Bakewell, DE45 1AE.

The award, run by a community interest company, recognises businesses that care about the Peak District and its people – businesses with a low environmental impact and high commitment to the local area, its economy and communities. (more…)

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Electa chest freezer for sale in the village.

Good working condition.

Dimensions are: 54.5 cm wide, 58 cm deep and 85 cm high.

Please contact Alison on 390051 if you are interested.

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Overgrown Monsdale Lane

If you have tried to drive along Monsdale Lane recently, you will have seen it has become somewhat overgrown.

The Parish Council have been in contact with Highways (Derbyshire County Council), who have now scheduled the Monsdale Lane hedgerows to receive a trim some time this autumn.

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What’s on Where this Week
Day Time Event Location
Sun 23rd 11-4pm Art exhibition featuring Jean Wayne Beechenhill Farm, Ilam
Sun 23rd 10am Harvest Festival
Joint Service with the Methodists
Parwich Church
Sun 23rd 10-2pm Land Rover Defender owners: Crime Prevention Day Carsington Water Visitors Centre
Sun 23rd 6.30pm CANCELLED: Harvest Supper Memorial Hall
Sun 23rd 7.30pm Harvest Festival Alsop Church
Mon 24th 6.15pm Pilates for intermediates Memorial Hall
Mon 24th 7pm School Governors Meeting
Tue 25th 9am School Harvest Festival
Wed 26th
6pm
7.15pm
Pilates for Beginners
General Beginners Class
Beginners Class for Men
Memorial Hall
Thu 27th Green Bin Collection Parwich
Thu 27th 12 noon CANCELLED: Over 60s Pilates Memorial Hall
Thu 27th 6pm Circuit Training Memorial Hall
Fri 28th 9.30-11.30am Macmillan Coffee Morning Memorial Hall
Fri 28th 7.30pm Classical Music in Matlock Highfields School
Matlock
Sun 30th 10am Let there be Light
Harvest Special
Fitzherbert School
Fenny Bentley
Sun 30th 4pm Unveiling by Betty Stone of Hayley Powell’s statue Memorial Hall garden
Sun 30th 5pm Talk by Christine Gregory: White Peak wildlife photographer Memorial Hall
Sun 30th 6pm Live music: Hazel B & Don Keyworth Memorial Hall

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Harvest Supper is cancelled

Due to a lack of demand for tickets, Sunday’s Harvest Supper has unfortunately been cancelled.

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Request for Rayburn Engineer

Does anyone in the surrounding area know of an independent rayburn engineer. I know of Blakemore and Chell and Robeys and all the large companies that over charge. I am looking for a chap that works independently. Please call me on 390360

Thanks    Terry.P

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Free Wheels for All Taster Day

The Parsley Hay cycle centre is running a  “Wheels for All” taster day on Tuesday 9th October.

The event runs from 10am to 3pm at Peak Cycle Hire’s Parsley Haycycle hirecentre on the High Peak Trail near Hartington, when you will be able to see a range of adapted cycles and take trial runs on the safe, traffic-free trail.

The Parsley Hay cycle hire centre is part of a “Wheels For All” network of more than 50 UK cycle centres with bikes for disabled or less mobile people. Knowledgable staff are on hand to get people started, and it has a choice of hand-crank cycles, wheelchair cycles, tricycles, electric bikes and an all-terrain mobility scooter.  (more…)

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The minutes for the recent Safer Neighbourhood meeting can be read by clicking the link below

Tissington and Carsington Safer Neighbourhood Policing Meeting

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We have received this request for work from Annabel H :
I am looking for babysitting/child minding work any evening of the week. I am available for school collection as well as daytime and evening care. My name is Annabel Healy, and I’m living in Parwich with my parents whilst completing my MSc in Counselling and Psychoterapy at Derby Uni.
I have got lots of experience of working with kids of all ages, including being a nursery assistant, working on a school holiday camp for the past 2 years in New Zealand, and many babysitting jobs over the years! I did a BSc in Early Childhood Studies at Bristol University. I have my own car, references and CRBs are available.
If you would like to meet me the give me a call on 07949727546 or 01335390378 or send an email to alh5355@gmail.com
I hope to hear from you soon!!
Annabel

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Parwich artist on show in Ilam this weekend

Parwich’s Jean Wayne is one of four artists whose work is on display in Ilam this month, as part of the second annual Staffordshire Enjoy Art Open Studios.

The exhibition takes place this coming weekend (September 22-23), at The Haybarn, Beechenhill Farm, Ilam, DE6 2BD.

Opening hours are 11am to 4pm.

There will be lots to see and some light refreshments (mainly cake, we have been told!)

Jean’s artwork will be displayed alongside pieces from Sue Prince, Margaret Sharples and Ruth Watson.

Please click here for directions.

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Sycamore Shop Winter Opening Hours

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DERBYSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL YOUTH ACTION GRANT

Derbyshire County Council (DCC) has released details of their new Youth Action Grant, which is open to applications from voluntary groups, sports clubs and charities in Derbyshire.  The Youth Action Grant is offering grants of up to £1,000 for projects which will benefit young people aged 13 to 19 years, or up to 24 years if they have disabilities.  The list of the type of projects they would like to fund include “sports groups for young people, including netball, football, swimming and keep fit” as well as “extending activities so they can be offered at evenings, weekends, school holidays or additional new locations”.

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Parwich Memorial Hall has commissioned a sculpture by local artist blacksmith Hayley Powell. Everyone will know her cuckoo by the Cuckoo Gate in Monsdale Lane (if not go and have a look).  Here is a reminder of the unveiling of this in 2006 at a village picnic, that was very well attended despite a clash with the Wimbledon Men’s Final:

Hayley made the cuckoo sculpture when still an A-level student at QEGS; she has since then taken her degree and is now working full-time as an artist and blacksmith (trading as Forever Forged based at Claymills Victorian Forge near Burton on Trent).

Here are some more recent photos of Hayley and her work.

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Bowls: the final report of the season.

John B writes:

Now, I know you have all been wondering where on earth the final week’s report on the bowls club league results has gone to. Wonder no more. The league secretaries, bless ‘em, have taken some time to put the info together. Your wait to find out how the major sports club in Parwich has done is ended.

You will all remember – indeed, who could forget – that in the penultimate week we had lost both our matches. Well, we came back with a vengeance and the regular visitors from outer space who support us really cheered. Well, whatever the galactic equivalent of cheering is.

Matlock Tuesday League.
Home – 4 September – Matlock Bath.

We managed to share the games two apiece. However, our scores overall were a little bit better than Matlock’s. Edith Rider, partnered as usual by Rick Manning, won comprehensively. If only we had a few more Ediths and Ricks. Anyway, we won by 74 to 69.

Last year we finished fourth from top, having won 9 matches. This year we finished fifth from the bottom, having won 13 matches. In the world of crown green bowls. it’s points that count, not wins. Statistics are fun, aren’t they?

Matlock Thursday Friendly League.
Home – Baslow – 6 September.

We do try very hard to win doubles games, but again this week we lost 59 points to 40. Having said that, Clara Evans and Harry Bunting had a really good win. The singles players came to our rescue again, winning by 88 points to 51, thereby giving us an overall win of 128 to 110. Anyone for doubles?

Last year, we finished just below half way in the league. This year, we finished exactly half way in sixth place.

It really would be nice to see more residents from the village playing and supporting the only regular team from Parwich. Why don’t people come? As I mentioned last time, Ashbourne Bowls Club have invited us to play indoor bowls again this year, starting on Monday 8 October. If you want a go, give a bowls club member a call.

It will be a great shame if the Bowls Club ceases, but unless we can get more new members for next year, I cannot see us managing to get a team together and keep the club going. Come on Parwich, don’t let the last regular club fail!

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We have received the following message from Heather H, who successfully climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania this summer:

I just wanted to let you know how my trip climbing Mount Kilimanjaro went. It was just about the hardest thing I think I’ve done, but I had such an amazing time! As you know, before I could go I had to raise £2450. Many of you supported me by coming to my coffee morning, Swiss evening, buying biscuits and bread and thanks to your generosity I exceeded my target.

So here’s a bit about my trip and a few photos if you’re interested! One of the first things we did after arriving was to visit one of the schools that Childreach International is helping to fund. We had a brilliant day playing and singing with the children.

We set off on the climb the next day and the whole thing lasted 6 days – 4½ days up, 1½ back down. We started out walking through humid jungle… (more…)

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Goldfinch Fisticuffs

Our resident ornithological snapper J F-S has sent us this striking picture of two goldfinches. Unfortunately the photograph is striking in more ways than one!

J F-S says:

Sorry to say the Olympic goodwill has not filtered through to the goldfinch population.

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Job vacancy at The George

The George at Alstonefield are looking for a part time waitress/waiter, for approximately 20 hours per week. Must have own transport. The successful candidate should be “energetic, bright and passionate about customer service”. Applications should be emailed to emily@thegeorgeatalstonefield.com.

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What’s on Where this Week
Day Time Event Location
Sun 16th 11-4pm Art exhibition featuring Jean Wayne Beechenhill Farm, Ilam
Sun 16th 10am Holy Communion Parwich Church
Sun 16th 11.15am Holy Communion Alsop Church
Mon 17th 12.45pm Village Lunch:
Fish in Parsley Sauce, Potatoes, Peas & Carrots – Apple Sponge & Custard
Memorial Hall
Mon 17th 6.15pm Pilates for intermediates Memorial Hall
Wed 19th
6pm
7.15pm
Pilates for Beginners
General Beginners Class
Beginners Class for Men
Memorial Hall
Wed 19th 7.30pm Parish Council Meeting Memorial Hall
Thu 20th 6pm Circuit Training Memorial Hall
Fri 21st Blue Box Collection Parwich
Sat 22nd
Sun 23rd
11-4pm Art exhibition featuring Jean Wayne Beechenhill Farm, Ilam
Sun 23rd 10am Harvest Festival
Joint Service with the Methodists
Parwich Church
Sun 23rd 10-2pm Land Rover Defender owners: Crime Prevention Day Carsington Water Visitors Centre
Sun 23rd 6.30pm Harvest Supper Memorial Hall
Sun 23rd 7.30pm Harvest Festival Alsop Church

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Harvest Supper

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Not Long now Graham!

New Recycling Rules 

From early October the majority of the 33,000 households across the district will receive a new blue-lid recycling wheeled bin and two food waste caddies.

New contractor Serco Ltd will collect food waste weekly on the same day every week, and, on that day, they will also empty on alternate weeks the existing grey household waste bin one week and the new blue-lid recycling bin and existing green-lid garden waste bin together on the other week. (more…)

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Residents, businesses and interest groups are asked to give their views on a range of proposed new planning policies for the Peak District National Park.

The National Park Authority is running a 12-week public consultation on development management policies that will be used to make decisions on planning applications for the next 14 years. The consultation runs from Monday September 24 to Sunday December 16.

Policies in the Development Management consultation document cover: landscape and conservation; housing; shops, services and community facilities; economy; recreation and tourism; utilities; minerals; waste management; transport; and Bakewell. (more…)

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