Archive for October, 2012

Even though it is half term, Circuit Training is still on tomorrow (Thursday), at 6pm in the Memorial Hall.

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Halloween frights await!


– JF-S

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Tonight – Halloween at the Legion

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Remembrance Sunday 2012

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This lovely romantic film, based on the book Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, tells of a visionary sheik who has a big dream — to bring salmon fishing to the desert. Willing to spare no expense, he instructs his representative to turn his dream into reality. The Prime Minister’s overzealous press secretary latches on for its potential as a ‘good will’ story. Now, this unlikely team will put it all on the line and embark on an upstream journey of faith and fish to prove the impossible, possible.

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Ahoy there, landlubbers: remember the cribbage board reputedly owned by Lord Nelson? It brought £1,900, hammer plus buyer’s premium, which I would venture to say guarantees a watertight provenance.

In a quandary about what on earth to buy your friends and relations for Christmas? Fear ye not, for help is at hand in the form of “The Pippa Middleton Xmas Gift Guide for Commoners.” Pippa has vehemently denied exploiting her royal connections to break into this extremely lucrative market. Her merchandise includes: replica royal crowns, fake corgi whoopsies, Duchy of Cornwall luxury hampers, Sandringham Pheasant paté with truffles, ermine-lined House of Windsor wellies, Queen Victoria’s secret lingerie, Duke of Edinburgh Xmas crackers (containing a paper top hat, a Highgrove haggis and a gaffe), signed copies of the ”Princess Anne Book of Hairstyles”, Prince Edward’s ”My Time in the Royal Marines”, Prince Andrew’s ”Budget Travel” and  ”How to Get More for Your House” and Prince Harry’s “A History of the House of Hangover”.

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On behalf of the Legion, I would like to say many, many thanks to everyone who was involved with, and who supported yesterday’s harvest festival.

Lots of people generously gave up their time, donated produce and spent their money!!! As a result we managed to raise £350 for the Welfare Fund!

   Emma

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Weather Stats: October 21st to 27th

Our “Weatherman in the Village” says:

Quite a good forecast last week; we did indeed have a wet Monday as predicted, although the rest of the week was probably drier than I thought it would be. Temperatures have dropped a few degrees in the last couple of days, with a real feeling of Autumn pervading.

It looks like the first half of next week will be reasonably dry, although it may start wet tomorrow and clear up as the day goes on. Generally the weather pattern is unsettled and we may see more blustery conditions from Wednesday onwards. The current forecast for Halloween is quite windy, with blustery showers which will hopefully blow a few witches off course (Val and Nia please note).

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What’s on Where this Week
Day Time Event Location
Sun 28th 2.30pm Methodist Holy Communion Parwich Church
Sun 28th 4pm Harvest Festival & auction of produce British Legion
Mon 29th 6.15pm Pilates for intermediates Memorial Hall
Wed 31st Halloween ..
Wed 31st GREY bin and food caddy collection Parwich
Wed 31st
6pm
7.15pm
Pilates for Beginners
General Beginners Class
Beginners Class for Men
Memorial Hall
Wed 31st 8.30pm Halloween vintage horror film night Legion
Thu 1st 3.30pm to 5.30pm Evie’s Artistic Afternoon Memorial Hall
Thu 1st 6pm Circuit Training Memorial Hall
Fri 2nd 7.30pm Horticultural Society AGM
& talk / social evening
Memorial Hall
Sun 4th 9am
11am
Dovedale Dash Sign In
Race starts
Thorpe Pastures
Sun 4th 11am Mattins Parwich Church

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Horticultural Society AGM

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Update – the Legion will be open from 2.30pm (the service is still at 4pm).

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Science in the Park

Find out about Science in the National Park
There’s a whole world of scientific activity going on in the Peak District National Park – and people can explore it at two family-focused exhibitions in November.The first ever ‘Science in the National Park’ events take place on:·Saturday Nov 3 at the Moorland Discovery Centre, Longshaw, 10.30am-4pm

· Saturday Nov 10 at Bakewell Town Hall, 10.30am-4pm.

Both are free and will include fun activities for children (outside if fine), free refreshments, and displays of a wide range of scientific projects including:

·        How archaeologists uncovered 2,000-year-old skeletons at Fin Cop hillfort

·        Why biologists are tracking northern hairy wood ants with tiny radio antennae

·        How ecologists are conserving rare native crayfish and adders

·        Why conservationists are flying in sphagnum moss to help restore barren moorland

·        How geologists are monitoring slippage of the ‘shivering mountain,’ Mam Tor. (more…)

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Have your say on public speakers at Authority meetings
The Peak District National Park Authority is seeking residents’ views on proposals for a fairer system of public speaking at Authority meetings.

From 2000 the Authority has allowed any number of people up to three minutes to address a committee, but recent meetings have sometimes had more than 20 speakers for one agenda item, leading to very lengthy sessions, unequal viewpoints and delays to decision-making.

Now the Authority is considering limiting the time taken up by public speaking to allow members to focus on important decisions. They propose to equalise the number of speakers, with up to three supporters and three objectors per item, with a time limit of three minutes each. (more…)

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The acclaimed wildlife artist Esther Tyson is staging an exhibition of recent work in our stunning modern Memorial Hall. Esther lives in Parwich, and the exhibition presents an opportunity for the local community to see her work, as well as serious collectors of wildlife art.

Esther studied at Carlisle College of Art and the prestigious Royal College of Art. She has exhibited in galleries in London and all over the country. She has also received many accolades and awards for her work.

Esther is renowned for work that reflects her intense passion for lengthy study of wild life in its natural habitat. The work she produces evokes a powerful image of the very essence that she experiences in her observations. The exhibition will feature a wide variety of her work, from her local Derbyshire countryside to the mountains of Nepal and recent underwater studies in Dorset.

The exhibition takes place in Parwich Memorial Hall on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th November 2012, from 10am to 4pm. Admission is free, and all are welcome!

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Parwich Parish Council

Advisory notice

After taking professional advice from the forestry department of the Peak District National Authority it has been decided that two diseased chestnut trees will be felled shortly. The diseased trees are located near the bench at Nethergreen.

On recommendation from the Peak District National Park Authority lime trees will be planted at this location by way of replacement.

Mrs S Hampson
Clerk to Parwich Parish Council
24th October 2012

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VOLVO S80 Diesel Car for Sale

We have received the following from Terry Pickard:

I am selling my very reliable VOLVO S80 diesel car, 2004 in the year and it has only done 27,000 miles from brand new, yes only 27,000 k.

It has half leather with alloy wheels. It will do around 48 miles to the gallon and it is quite a powerful beast, with 167bhp at your disposal.

It has around 5 months road tax left on the vehicle and has very good tyres all round; the spare has never been on the car. Virtually a brand new car for very little money.

If you’re interested please call me (Terry) on 390360. I am looking for a little more money than book price because of the mileage.

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2012 Poppy Appeal

2012 Poppy Appeal

Volunteer collectors are needed for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal for 2012 for door to door collection on 27th/28th Oct or 3rd/4th Nov in Parwich and Alsop-en-le-Dale. Day time collection only.

Also there will be collection tins located at the Legion and the Sycamore Pub from Saturday 27th Oct for anyone who would like to make a donation and is missed on the collection rounds.

If you can help please contact Jacqui on 390194.

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Evie’s Artistic Afternoons

Paul B writes:

Come on, let’s have you… it’s time to get your sticky-back plastic & Fairy Liquid bottles at the ready and get creative at Evie’s artistic afternoons at the Memorial hall from 3.30pm to 5.30pm on Thursday afternoons

…or if you’d just like some company and a chinwag with a cuppa and bickies, come along and see whats cracking off.

The first one was enjoyed by all who attended. A contribution towards the hire charges is £3.00-ish, but will get less as more people attend.

You might discover a hidden talent, who knows? Be there or be square.

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Pixelated Perfection

Many thanks to John F-S for three more visual treats:-

The Tangled Web Of Life:

A Bundle of Feathers:

Scratching an Itch:

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Following rave notices for last week’s inaugural “Weedkiller Weekly”, PARWICH.ORG once again hands over to village newshound Paul Burlinson, for a roundup of recent news events which you may have missed.

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On the hand pull at the Legion….

Now serving Red McGregor (4%), Atlas & Orkney brewery.

Next on Marstons Pedigree (4.5%) – watch this space!

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Rosie’s christening

Rosie Elizabeth Conway was christened at St Peter’s this morning. Here she is, heading for the reception after the ceremony, accompanied by proud grandparents, aunt and uncle.

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Golden October morning

After a misty start, we enjoyed a fine autumn morning in Parwich, full of “Golden October” colour. Here are some pictures, snapped by Kevin S.







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Weather Stats: October 14th to 20th

Our “Weatherman in the Village” says:

Poor forecast last week – we didn’t really experience the calm conditions predicted early in the week, although it was a bit drier on Monday with Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday being quite wet. Changeable conditions dominated the whole week. I recorded the first air frost of the autumn on the morning of Sunday 14th, with a recorded low of -0.4 degrees C at 8am.

The good weather we have experienced this weekend doesn’t look like it will continue into the week, as it looks like being generally pretty changeable throughout. On Monday we will probably see a return of wet conditions. Temperatures are forecast to be generally mild, with no overnight frosts.

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What’s on Where this Week
Day Time Event Location
Sun 21st 10am Family Service Parwich Church
Sun 21st 11.15am Holy Communion Alsop Church
Mon 22nd 12.45pm Village Lunch: bookings Val 458
Roast Pork, Roast Potatoes, Cauliflower Cheese, Carrots
Chocolate Fudge Cake with Cream
Memorial Hall
Tue 23rd 2pm PTA Coffee Afternoon Memorial Hall
Wed 24th GREEN bin, BLUE bin and food caddy collection Parwich
Thu 25th 3.30 to 7.30pm Parents Evening School
Thu 25th 6pm Circuit Training Memorial Hall
Fri 26th School breaks up today – half term Parwich School
Sat 27th 9pm Halloween Party with Karaoke Sycamore Inn
Sun 28th 1am The clocks will go back 1 hour ..
Sun 28th 9.30am Holy Communion Parwich Church
Sun 28th 11.15am Mattins Alsop Church
Sun 28th 2.30pm Methodist Holy Communion Parwich Church
Sun 28th 4pm Harvest Festival & auction of produce British Legion

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Tom to appear on Strictly

Tom Chambers is to reappear on Strictly Come Dancing on BBC1 this Sunday (7-20pm Sun 21st Oct).  On their Sunday results show members of the cast of Top Hat are performing, and Stuart informs us this should include Tom.

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LPG Prices

I am interested to know other peoples experience with their LPG pricing. Having experienced a couple of very sharp price rises this year, I am hoping other LPG users might arm me with comparative prices to be able to negotiate with suppliers.

In April this year we were paying 40p per litre which was then dramatically increased to 47p, and from 1st November is increasing to 51.38p – an eye watering 28% increase over what we were paying early in the year!

We have the Flogas top-up service, and it’s reasonably reliable, although we have on the odd occasion run out in peak times which can be pretty uncomfortable.

Any experiences you would like to share?

Thanks

Graham J.

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School Newsletter 4

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We have received the following from Cheryl Woolley and Sandra Bradshaw – more details to follow soon……!

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Missing Bullock

A bullock has gone missing from a field where a number of other animals are kept, between 4th and 11th October. The field is known as Jess Bank field in Thorpe, next to the Tissington trail.
Description: pure white bullock, 2 years old, showing a tag number: uk165951101306.
If you have seen the animal or if it is being cared for at another farm in the area, please contact PC 14106 Harris at Ashbourne police station by dialling 101 – quoting incident number: 213 of 15/10/12.

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Remembrance Sunday 2012

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2012 Poppy Appeal

2012 Poppy Appeal

Volunteer collectors are needed for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal for 2012 for door to door collection on 27th/28th Oct or 3rd/4th Nov in Parwich and Alsop-en-le-Dale. Day time collection only.

Also there will be collection tins located at the Legion and the Sycamore Pub from Saturday 27th Oct for anyone who would like to make a donation and is missed on the collection rounds.

If you can help please contact Jacqui on 390194.

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In a bid to expand our coverage of current affairs, PARWICH.ORG welcomes celebrated comment-box regular Paul Burlinson.

Paul will be providing us with a regular round-up of significant local, national and international events, in his inimitable style which has already won him ardent fans from Ashbourne to Alstonefield, and from Brassington to Biggin.

If you have enjoyed Paul’s comments in the past, then please click through for his first “Weedkiller Weekly”.

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Parwich Primary School Tote 2012/2013

We are launching the School Tote again. Everyone is invited to join.

The more of us that join the bigger the prizes!!!

There will be three prize draws a year; at Christmas, Easter and at the end of the Summer Term.

We are changing the way we collect the payment this year and asking for £12 to be paid by the beginning of November to join for the year.

Parwich Primary School

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