Archive for January, 2013


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This Saturday night, there is a barn dance in the memorial hall. It is a fundraising event for Help for Heroes and RBL.

Tickets are £10 and include a BBQ.

Tickets are available from the behind the bar at the Legion, or from Ed and Nia. They will also be on sale on the night.

It will be a fabulous evening, so please join us.

– Nia L

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Stream Management Update

This week Derbyshire Dales District Council, on behalf of the Parwich Parish Council, have been carrying out general maintenance on the sections of the watercourse that are the responsibility of the Parish Council. They will be back to restore the grass at the Sheep Wash and level out the ruts in the overgrown area beyond the football pitch.

The Parish Council is aware that County are also looking at the various culverts in the village.

Parwich Parish Council.

Contact details –

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Cleaner Wanted

I’m looking for a reliable  cleaner for a few months over February, March and April. 
If you are interested,  please call Debbie Webster on 390568.

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Something new on the menu at Arc Leisure Matlock

Applications are being invited to run the café at Derbyshire Dales District Council’s Arc Leisure Matlock as the landmark attraction nears half a million visits.

Arc has gone from strength to strength since opening to the public in August 2011 and being officially unveiled by London Olympics mastermind Sebastian Coe KBE a couple of months later. The facility currently attracts as many as 6,000 visits in a single week.

Chairman of Derbyshire Dales District Council’s Communities Committee Councillor Mrs Carol Walker said: “This is an incredible opportunity for an established or start-up business that understands what regular visitors to Arc Leisure Matlock want to see on the café’s menu.”

For further details call Dave Turvey on 01629 761224 or email

Closing date for applications is 28 February.

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The heating system is still not working, so Wednesday’s class is cancelled. Arnold is hopeful that the problem will be sorted within the next couple of days. So hopefully classes will run next week.

Keep logging onto the blog for latest news. I will post an update on Sunday.

Thank you for your patience.


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The first detailed policy review in 10 years of public car parks across the Derbyshire Dales begins soon.

And Derbyshire Dales District Council – which operates 33 pay and display car parks throughout the Dales – will be inviting local people and traders to give their views on the way ahead.

The first opportunity will be at the District Council’s latest series of Area Community Forums in February, at Shirley Community Space (St Michael’s Church) on Monday 4th, Wirksworth Memorial Hall on Monday 11th and Bakewell Agricultural Business Centre on Monday 18th. All start at 7pm.

A formal consultation programme will follow in March and April, including focus groups with traders, residents, disabled users, town and parish councils and tourism and stakeholder organisations.

Feedback will also be available by post and online.

Every household in the Derbyshire Dales currently receives a free car park permit enabling them all to park free of charge at every District Council car park before 11am and after 4pm every day of the week.  For the past five years the District Council has also made parking free after 2pm for everyone throughout December to encourage people to shop locally. (more…)

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