Archive for February, 2013

Watch out for Halso’s T&Cs,

We have received this message from Rick G:

We had some oil delivered from Halso on 28th Jan at an agreed price of 62.4p per litre. Imagine our surprise when the invoice that followed stated that this price was only for payment in advance of delivery, and that payments afterwards would be at a rate of 70.4p. Needless to say, we’ve paid the agreed lower rate only. Watch this space.

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Derby Station Parking

Thank you to Mike R for this information:

Car Parking Derby Station – Be warned

I had a bad experience when I left my car at the Point Parking Site – RingGo 2860 last Wednesday when I was charged at the rate of £1.54p per hour for 15 hours car parking while I was in London for the day – total cost £23.10p Normally I expect to pay about £4.50p for 1 day parking. Next day I complained to the owners who have now refunded me all but 60p. If you are in London for the day, do not pay at the hourly rate, book 1 day instead. Their website advertises short stay car parking at £1.50p per hour and all day parking at £4.50p. I noticed the car park was almost empty – it is normally full – not surprising!

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Solar Panels in the Park

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The Peak Park Authority, in consultation with the other National Parks, has issued a pamphlet on the design and siting of solar panels for the National Park (click on the image to the right to see the leaflet on line).

For an overview of alternative energy sources click here for Jane B’s excellent review.

Do note that for most domestic buildings solar panels are permitted development and do not need planning consent. However for listed buildings planning will be required, so this leaflet should be very helpful.

For more information on the Peak Park’s guidance (more…)

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March Film

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Trailer

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Current Shop Hours

shop Hours

Click on the above to download as a printable pdf

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Would you like to see a Childrens’ Film Club?

CHILDRENS FILM CLUB

The Blog Team are happy to help Cheryl & Gill gauge interest in this bright idea. Send us a quick email at parwich@hotmail.co.uk or add a comment to this post to let us know that you and your children are interested.

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Recent fuel thefts in our area

Police are appealing for information after two local fuel thefts:

Between 2pm on Saturday 23rd February and 4.50am on Monday 25th February, diesel has been stolen from a lorry in the compound of business premises in Longcliffe, Brassington. Crime number: 7955/13.

Some time between Friday 15th February and Monday 25th February, offender(s) climbed over a 5ft wall to access the grounds to a nursery in Tissington, removed the cap from the central heating oil tank, then siphoned a large quantity of oil. Crime number: 7911/13.

Did you see anything suspicious around the time of these offences?

Please be extra vigilant. Contact Derbyshire Police on 101 if you have any information.

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Lent Lunches 2013

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Derbyshire County Council (DCC) is proposing to introduce ‘part night street lighting’ in Parwich. This process has already taken place in other parishes throughout Derbyshire. DCC has identified street lights which are proposed to be turned off for part of each night in Parwich.

There will be a consultation period which commences on 5th March and lasts until 2nd April. Parwich residents are invited to submit comments directly to DCC regarding this initiative during this period.

A copy of the plan illustrating the lights which are proposed to be turned off will be available for inspection at Parwich village shop.

Members of the parish council will discuss this proposal at the next parish council meeting on 20th March 2013.

S Hampson
Clerk
Parwich Parish Council

24.2.2013

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First Responders Needs You

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Paul B’s Weedkiller Weekly #19

Hello Possums

19yawnFirstly I must deal with an unpleasant occurrence, a complaint from Mr Bill W. Bill told me that his beauty sleep is being disturbed because his wife Anne is reading the ‘Weedkiller’ on her kindle in bed, and chuckling well into the wee hours. He also told me that in the past by the time Ann had finished her whelks and jellied eels and drank her cocoa he would normally have been fast asleep. Our apologies Bill.

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weather13Feb24

Our Weatherman in the Village says:

Tuesday turned out to be the best day of the week with a real promise of spring in the air. We then reverted to winter, albeit dry and cold rather than the more normal damp conditions.

The dry cold spell looks like continuing for the week to come so the forecast is cold grey and dry for the next few days at least.

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What’s on Where this Week
Day Time Event Location
Sun 24th 9.30am Holy Communion Parwich Church
Sun 24th 11.15am Mattins Alsop Church
Sun 24th 2.30pm Methodist Service Parwich Church
Mon 25th 10am
/ 10.07am
Bus to Bakewell
arrives Bakewell 10.40, leaves 13.35
Sycamore Cottages
/ Alsop Church
Mon 25th 6.15pm Pilates for intermediates Memorial Hall
Wed 27th Green bin, Blue bin and food caddy collection Parwich
Wed 27th
6pm
7.15pm
Pilates for Beginners
General Beginners Class
Beginners Class for Men
Memorial Hall
Thu 28th 9 to 11.30am Parwich Toddler Group Memorial Hall
Thu 28th 11am to 1pm Evie’s Artistic Session
More info: 390488
Memorial Hall
Fri 1st 7.30pm Classical Music in the Dales Highfields School
Matlock
Sat 2nd 9pm Live band: Mrs Miggins’ Pie Shoppe Legion
Sun 3rd 11am Mattins Parwich Church

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For Sale – Chest of Drawers

Update – this item is now SOLD.

For sale in Parwich – wooden chest of drawers.

Price – £20.

If you are interested please contact Judith or Charles on 390712.

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School Spring Concert

Spring Concert

Click above to download full letter with ticket request

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mrs miggins 2mar13

Click here to visit their web site, or have a look at their sample play list – there is some good stuff on it!

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School Newsletter #12

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Click below for additional letters & forms:

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Local Artist Launches New Website

Gill Radcliffe launches new website displaying her paintings

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Gill Radcliffe will be opening her studio during Spring Bank Holiday weekend, May 25th to 27th as part of the Derbyshire Open Arts 2013 event. In support of this Gill has today launched a new website www.gillianradcliffe-art.net showing 181 of her paintings.

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Properties for sale or rent

IMPORTANT: These details have been updated elsewhere. Please click here for our most recent property round-up.

Here is the current list of properties for sale or rent in our area, correct as at February 21st 2013.

Main StreetSmithy LaneFernlea House
Pikehall LaneCreamery LaneChurch Walk
The SquareGreenlowRathbone Croft
Sycamore CottageMouldridge GrangeLow Moor Cottages

The list will be updated again next month. Until then, you will be able to find it on the INFO page, via the SITE MAP, and in the ELSEWHERE ON PARWICH.ORG section on the right hand side of this page.

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Flying for feed

From the all-seeing lens of JF-S, here is “a series of five evening shots, showing a Great Tit flying in for feed in the glorious sunshine we have enjoyed today.”


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The sunny weather saw many folk from the village out and about basking in the February sunshine. Last Sunday our roving reporter donned his walking boots and headed over the undulating countryside towards Tissington. The following photos provide proof that the sun was not an illusion!

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History Society AGM on Thursday

AGM2023

All welcome

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First Responders Needs You

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Spot the space station

According to NASA, the International Space Station (ISS) should be visible over our region this evening (Sunday), clear skies permitting.

The ISS will appear at 7.02pm. It will be visible for two minutes, at a maximum height of 72 degrees above the horizon. It will appear from WSW, and it will disappear at ESE.

To sign up for further alerts from NASA, please visit http://spotthestation.nasa.gov/

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Hello Possums,

starIf anybody is reading this we will have been spared what in astronomical terms is a near miss, or in lay man’s terms coming within a gnats eye brow of a disaster, as an asteroid, 150ft wide and travelling at a speed of five miles a second, passed by at a mere 17,000 miles and went on its merry way into infinity. This rascal is the closest ever recorded, and would be capable of generating the explosive force of 1,000 atom bombs. To put it in a nutshell an area the size of London would be turned into an abyss; ignorance is bliss eh!

An Australian business man has revealed his plans to turn a redundant mortuary into a luxury hotel. (more…)

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weather13Feb17

Our Weatherman in the Village says:

Apologies for the 2 week absence of weather reports. It looks like our trip to remind the swifts to start their northward journey was well timed, as the UK shivered through a pretty cold start to February.

Thankfully the weather from Thursday on has picked up markedly, and that looks like continuing until mid-week when it seems that winter will return with colder temperatures and some possibility of snow. The days are getting noticeably longer with that promise of spring around the corner, but it really is a long way for those poor birds to fly!

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BT Broadband Internet Speed Drop‏?

Anthony writes:

I’m two miles from the Parwich Exchange. Has anyone else in our area experienced a serious drop in BT Broadband speed during recent weeks?

My BB speed has dropped from around 4.5 Mbps average (over a five month period – 6.5 Mbps peak) to around 1.75 Mbps. Since that time I’ve spent far too long messing around with repeated calls to the BT “Help” Desk, until this morning when they said an engineer would be calling in a week’s time to “do some checks”. Per the Help Desk, I’m currently connected to the “Test Socket”.

I’d be interested in others’ current (and past) experiences with BT and alternative Providers out here in the boonies. I’ve noticed some in our community use microwave, which sounds costly!

Thanks so much,
Anthony

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What’s on Where this Week
Day Time Event Location
Sun 17th 11.15am Holy Communion Alsop Church
Mon 18th School Term Begins Parwich School
Mon 18th 12.45pm Village Lunch: bookings Val 458
Gammon and Parsley Sauce with Mashed Potatoes, Peas and Carrots
Rice Pudding with Jam
Memorial Hall
Wed 20th Grey bin and food caddy collection Parwich
Thu 21st 9 to 11.30am Parwich Toddler Group Memorial Hall
Thu 21st 11am to 1pm Evie’s Artistic Session
More info: 390488
Memorial Hall
Thu 21st 7-30pm Parwich & District
Local History Society AGM
Memorial Hall
Sun 24th 9.30am Holy Communion Parwich Church
Sun 24th 11.15am Mattins Alsop Church
Sun 24th 2.30pm Methodist Service Parwich Church

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My Feet Are Cold!

Many thanks to John F-S for this picture of a chilly blue tit.

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mrs miggins 2mar13

Click here to visit their web site, or have a look at their sample play list – there is some good stuff on it!

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Sheep Stolen from Bradbourne

25 Texel cross hoggets have been stolen from a barn at farm premises in Bradbourne, Ashbourne between 5th and 11th February. The offenders selected the animals from the large flock – all tagged: 162744.

Farmers are being asked to be extra vigilant and to report any suspicious activity around their land to Derbyshire Police. If you have any information about this theft or have seen anything suspicious please call Derbyshire Police on 101 – quote crime number: 5891/13.

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Unfortunately we have had to take the difficult decision to cancel this month’s Film show, as the heating in the Hall is unreliable, and we could not guarantee that the hall would be warm.

Hope to see you again next month.

Martin and Arnold

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Another Siskin

For Siskin lovers everywhere: a male I think. John FS

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Stolen from Pikehall & Parwich

Trailer stolen from Pikehall

A trailer has been stolen from a farmer’s field in Pikehall, Matlock some time overnight on Friday 8th February to Saturday 9th February. A gate was removed from its hinges to gain access to remove the trailer.

Description: Indespension open trailer, size: 10’ x 5’, metal floor, galvanised steel sides.

Any information? Quote crime number: 5605/13.

Quantity of logs stolen from Parwich

Some time during the last few weeks, a large quantity of logs stolen from land off Pitts Lane in Parwich.

Any information? Quote crime number: 5457/13.

If you recall seeing any suspicious vehicles at these locations, please call Derbyshire Police on 101 with any information you may have.

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New pre-application advice service from national park planners

The Peak District National Park Authority is introducing a new pre-application advice service for people considering development of their property or land. The service, which includes appointments with allocated planning officers, will improve on previous ‘drop-in’ sessions when only general information could be given. From  February 18, people who need advice should initially contact the Authority’s Customer Service Team on 01629 816200 or customer.service@peakdistrict.gov.uk

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Today’s village lunch is cancelled because of the weather.

It will now take place next Monday, 18th February.

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Local CAMRA pubs of the Year

The Ashbourne sub-branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) have announced their local pubs of the Year with our Sycamore Inn coming first in the rural pub of the year category, and with Smith’s Tavern winning the Ashbourne town pub of the year.

The Ashbourne News Telegraph quote Mark Grist, sub-branch chairman as saying:

Janet Gosling at The Sycamore runs a superb village pub right at the heart of the community, with the village shop inside, as well as finding the time to serve an excellently well-kept range of Robinson’s ales.

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Hello possums.

Following months of painstaking examinations, the remains exhumed from beneath a Leicester council car park have finally been confirmed as those of King Richard III. The next challenge is to locate the remains of King Alfred, the great a notable reformer and peacemaker but certainly no contender for the ‘Great British Bake Off’.

Just as you thought it was safe to go back into the supermarket, a Tesco’s customer has discovered a tooth embedded in one of his sausages. The offending item was submitted for analysis: a Tesco’s spokesman has it straight from the horse’s mouth that the tooth in question was in fact of human origin. What a relief! In the ongoing saga: ‘Wither-spoons’ have stopped serving burgers and ‘Lanca-Shire’ hotpot; Ladbrokes have cancelled the ‘1,000 guineas maiden-steaks’; ‘Pizza Express’ will now be known as ‘Pony Express’. In fact a recent ‘Gallop Poll’ has suggested that consumers are boycotting processed foods all together.

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History Society AGM

AGM2023

All welcome

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What’s on Where this Week
Day Time Event Location
Sun 10th 9.30am Holy Communion Parwich Church
Sun 10th 11.15am Holy Communion Alsop Church
Sun 10th 2.30pm Methodist Service Parwich Church
Mon 11th 10am
/ 10.07am
Bus to Bakewell
arrives Bakewell 10.40, leaves 13.35
Sycamore Cottages
/ Alsop Church
Mon 11th 12.45pm CANCELLED Village Lunch: bookings Val 458
Gammon and Parsley Sauce with Mashed Potatoes, Peas and Carrots
Rice Pudding with Jam
Memorial Hall
Tue 12th
Wed 13th
2pm Shrovetide Football Ashbourne
Wed 13th Green bin, Blue bin and food caddy collection Parwich
Thu 14th 9 to 11.30am Parwich Toddler Group Memorial Hall
Thu 14th 11am to 1pm Evie’s Artistic Session
More info: 390488
Memorial Hall
Fri 15th 7.45pm CANCELLED Film Night Memorial Hall
Sun 17th 11.15am Holy Communion Alsop Church

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