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


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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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?


The Blog Team are happy to help Cheryl & Gill gauge interest in this bright idea. Send us a quick email at 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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