Archive for April, 2013

Wagtail bath time

A pied wagtail, photos by John FS

Contemplating a bath

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A muddy walk

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A good bath

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That feels better

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Ashbourne Community Transport

A message to local groups and individuals from Ashbourne Community Transport:

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www.ashbournect.org.uk

Dear Local Groups,

We would like to introduce our services. We have 12 wheelchair accessible vehicles available for hire for trips out etc. during the week, evenings and weekends. Our vehicles range from 12 seats to 16 seats.  (more…)

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Tennis Club AGM on Friday

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Bungee Jumping at the Pub on Wednesday

Update: If you are thinking about doing a bungee jump on Wednesday can you let Janet (390212) know, as the event will be cancelled if there is not sufficient demand.

The World’s Highest Mobile Bungee
http://www.bungeeuk.com

Sycamore Inn

6 to 8pm  Wednesday 1st May

Jump for free if you raise £60 or more sponsorship. Money raised beyond the cost of the jump will be for the Air Ambulance Service (click here for a sponsorship form).  (more…)

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In Thursday’s County Council elections the following are standing in the Dovedale division:

(Ballidon and the rest of Pikehall are in the Wirksworth division, click here for the list of candidates for the Wirksworth division)

What is important to you in these elections?  (more…)

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May Film

2013 May Film

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Hello Possums

A letter intended for president Obama, containing the deadly poison ricin, has been intercepted by security agents and marked return to sender. Paul Curtis, a deluded Elvis impersonator from Mississippi, admitted the offence, saying he believed he had elvisuncovered a government conspiracy to sell transplant organs on the black market. We asked his attorney if he was confident of an acquittal, and he said, “Let’s put it this way, I sincerely hope that he has ‘Jailhouse Rock’ in his repertoire“.

rockHeavy metal music is the secret to successfully growing strong healthy disease resistant plants, according to a leading gardening specialist. Black Sabbath is a particular greenhouse favourite that has them rocking in their pots. Alas there are no congratulations for the evergreen Peter Pan of pop, Cliff Richards, as his horticultural audience all perished, not even the young ones survived. Plants that were serenaded by Sir Tom Jones did exceptionally well, but apparently it’s not unusual.

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weather13Apr28

Our Weatherman in the Village says:

This week saw some good weather and higher temperatures, but a cold front passing through has made the weather feel much cooler from Friday onwards. The cooler showery conditions look like continuing into the coming week with colder nights – gardeners beware!

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Bungee Jumping

Are you ready?

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What’s on Where this Week
Day Time Event Location
Sun 28th 9.30am Holy Communion Parwich Church
Sun 28th 11.15am Mattins Alsop Church
Sun 28th 2.30pm Methodist Service Parwich Church
Mon 29th 6.15pm Pilates for intermediates Memorial Hall
Mon 29th 6.30pm Bowls practice session: all welcome Bowling Green
Tue 30th 6.30pm Bunny Bingo (rescheduled) Memorial Hall
Wed 1st Grey bin and food caddy collection Parwich
Wed 1st 6pm
7.15pm
Pilates for Beginners
(two sessions, both mixed)
Memorial Hall
Wed 1st 6-8pm Bungee Jumping Sycamore
Thu 2nd County Council Elections
Thu 2nd 11am to 1pm Evie’s Artistic Session
More info: 390488
Memorial Hall
Thu 2nd 6pm Circuit Training Memorial Hall
Fri 3rd 7.30pm Tennis Club AGM: all welcome Memorial Hall
Sun 5th 6.30pm Evensong Parwich Church

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Parwich Crown Green Bowls Club

Matlock Tuesday League.
Home – 23 April – Matlock Bath.

We are not doing very well in this league after the great start we had in the first week. Thankfully Edith and Rick have been restored to full working order and Dawn and Clara won their game too. Although we won two games and Matlock won two, our overall scores in the ones we lost were not good. The final match outcome was Parwich 63, Matlock 71. After three matches we are fourth from bottom of the league with one win and two losses. Hopefully the only way is up!

  • Next match – Away – Bakewell. – 30 April 6.30pm.

Matlock Thursday Friendly League.
Home – 25 April – Tideswell.

Tideswell are a very big club with lots of members to choose from, but occasionally David can beat Goliath. This was a really good match, with the outcome in doubt virtually until the last ‘wood’. We did not have a good start in the doubles games winning only one of the three. We were therefore trailing by 54 to 60. Having started really well in the six singles games winning the first three very well, Tideswell had put their best three players last. Although we lost the last three games we still came out on top by 68 points to 58, giving an overall score of 122 to Parwich and 118 to Tideswell. Three matches, three wins! And no points deducted for fewer players. Both teams using 12 people.

  • Next match – Away – Baslow – 2 May – 1.45pm.

Our two new members are slowly getting to grips with the intricacies of Crown Green bowls, why not come along on Monday night and join them.

John B.

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Tom on TV

Thank you Stuart for these updates on Tom’s TV appearances:

It seems Tom is on a Channel 4 programme at 12.35pm Friday with presenters Ben Sheppard and Lisa Faulkner, ‘What’s Cooking’.

Will Tom win an Olivier? Watch ITV 10.15pm Sunday 28th April to find out.

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Sponsored Bungee Jumping

The World’s Highest Mobile Bungee
http://www.bungeeuk.com

Sycamore Inn

6 to 8pm  Wednesday 1st May

Jump for free if you raise £60 or more sponsorship. Money raised beyond the cost of the jump will be for the Air Ambulance Service (click here for a sponsorship form).  (more…)

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leatherbritches Apr13 veg

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Studio space needed

Lewis Noble is in need of a new studio space. Could anyone who may have something suitable please contact him at lewis@nobleart.co.uk or 390778.

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Please also note that Thursday’s PTA coffee afternoon has been postponed until a later date.

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Missing cat

UPDATE: Lucky came home safely last night.

Sarah and Andrew have recently moved into 5 Rathbone Croft. Last night, their cat Lucky went missing. He is a four year old ginger & white male cat, wearing a reflective collar.

If you spot Lucky, please contact 5 Rathbone Croft, or call 390209 / 07583 159500. Alternatively, please call Wendy Rogers on 390742.

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Please click here for the  Minutes of the Governance Meeting held on 11th April from the Tissington and Carsington area Safer Neighbourhood Team.

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Clive Russell writes:

With some sadness, I received the news from a friend that Mrs. Anne Cooper, the wife of the Rev Jack Cooper, passed away yesterday (Sunday April 21st) after a long battle with cancer. She would be known and remembered by many older village residents as the former Mrs Annie Lyon of Knob Hall, who taught at Belper, Fenny Bentley and other local schools. She also served as Clerk to the Parish Council and was generally prominent in village life before moving to the North East following Jack’s retirement.

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Hello Possums

It has been quite a week at home and abroad, an amazing send off for the iron lady, an inspiring example of professionalism and precision from all involved, nobody does it better. butterIncidentally Mrs T almost missed her calling in politics, as her father wanted her to develop his butter production in their Grantham grocers shop, but our Maggie told him “The lady is not for churning“.

Did anyone else watch Brian Blessed in ‘Have I got burst eardrums for you’? Truly astounding. (more…)

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Our thanks to JF-S for providing this splendid gallery of photos from this morning’s parade and church service.








To view the whole gallery in full-screen size, please click on one of the thumbnail images below, then scroll through.

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What’s On Where: April 21st to 28th

What’s on Where this Week
Day Time Event Location
Sun 21st 9am
10.15am
11am
1pm
St George’s Day Parade
Bacon Cobs at Legion
Parade departs
Church service
BBQ at Legion
Parwich
Sun 21st 11am St. George’s Day Service Parwich Church
Sun 21st 11.15am Holy Communion Alsop Church
Mon 22nd 10am
/ 10.07am
Bus to Bakewell
arrives Bakewell 10.40, leaves 13.35
Sycamore Cottages
/ Alsop Church
Mon 22nd 6.15pm Pilates for intermediates Memorial Hall
Mon 22nd 6.30pm Bowls practice session: all welcome Bowling Green
Mon 22nd 7pm School Governors Meeting
Tue 23rd 6.30pm Matlock Tuesday Bowls League: home vs Matlock Bath Bowling Green
Wed 24th Green bin, Blue bin and food caddy collection Parwich
Wed 24th 6pm
7.15pm
Pilates for Beginners
(two sessions, both mixed)
Memorial Hall
Thu 25th 11am to 1pm Evie’s Artistic Session
More info: 390488
Memorial Hall
Thu 25th 1.15 pm for 1.45pm Matlock Thursday Friendly Bowls League: home vs Tideswell Bowling Green
Thu 25th 2pm CANCELLED PTA Coffee Afternoon Memorial Hall
Thu 25th 6pm Circuit Training Memorial Hall
Fri 26th 9am to 6.30pm Horticultural Society trip to Harrogate Parwich to Harrogate
Fri 26th 7.30pm Classical Music in the Dales Highfields School
Matlock
Sun 28th 9.30am Holy Communion Parwich Church
Sun 28th 11.15am Mattins Alsop Church
Sun 28th 2.30pm Methodist Service Parwich Church

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Gardening help needed

Is there anyone who would be interested in a few hours gardening per week, just over the summer time? I am out of action for a few months, by which time the weeds will resemble triffids.

You will need some ability to tell a weed from a flower, as the work involved is mainly herbaceous weeding – definitely no heavy stuff.

If you might be interested, please contact Patti Beasley on 390206.

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St george's day 2013

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Parwich Crown Green Bowls Club

Week 2 of the season and win one and lose one.

Matlock Tuesday League.
Away – 16 April – Bradwell B.

Ah well, our Edith was unfortunately struck down with a tummy bug, and we lost quite well! We also had players missing for other reasons, as a result we only just managed to get eight players. Bradwell are always difficult to beat and even more so own their own green. Out of the four games we did not manage to win any, although we came within one point of winning one game. In the end we lost 84 to 52. Hopefully we will have better fortune next week.

  • Next match – Home – Matlock Bath. – 23 April 6.30pm.

Matlock Thursday Friendly League.
Away – Whitworth Park – 18 April.
So poor Edith was still under the weather and three other players were either visiting hospital for a follow-up or otherwise engaged, in consequence we had less than the 12 players needed. This meant that we were 6 points down before we began. However we did play very well. Although we lost the doubles 2 games to 1, we won the singles 6 games to 5. The final result was Parwich 137 Whitworth Park 121.

  • Next – Home – Tideswell – 25 April – 1.45pm.

We enjoyed our first friendly game on Sunday at Hazelwood. The weather was also kind to us, but the wind was very cold.

Now do not fall off your perches, but we have just had two new members join the Club! Let us hope we get some more before long.

John B.

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Do you need any seed potatoes?

Thank you for this generous offer:

After sowing my seed potatoes, I find I have a surplus. If anyone is short of seed potatoes they are welcome to them. First come first served at Flaxdale House. I have Pentland Javelin, Anya and King Edward varieties.

Happy gardening,
Mike R 433

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School Newsletter #15

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Illegal Hare Coursing

A man in a white van has been calling at farms in the Hopton area, this afternoon, Thursday 18th April, asking to use the farmer’s field for hare coursing.

Any further sightings, please contact PCSO 4413 Lester at Derbyshire Police on 101 quoting incident no: 295 of 18.4.13.

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Bungee Jumping at the Sycamore

The World’s Highest Mobile Bungee
http://www.bungeeuk.com

Sycamore Inn

6 to 8pm  Wednesday 1st May

Jump for free if you raise £60 or more sponsorship. Money raised beyond the cost of the jump will be for the Air Ambulance Service (click here for a sponsorship form).

Q&A

  • How high is the bungee jump? Just under 200ft or 60m
  • What age or weight? You can jump between 5 & 30 stone, no age limit!
  • How do I jump? You can jump either legs, body or tandem
  • If you get sponsored a minimum of £60 has to be raised & paid on the day
  • Kids and adults can watch people jump from the cage for just £3 (no age limit!)

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The 2013 elections for Derbyshire County Council are to take place on Thursday 2nd May.

The candidates for the Dovedale division, including Alsop, Parwich and part of Pikehall, are:

(The links above provide varying degrees of information, so we will update them if we find better ones.)

Simon Spencer, the current County Councillor for the Dovedale division, has been a long-term supporter of the Blog; Colin Swindell with family in Parwich will be very well known to some of our readers; and some will know of John Youatt’s work with Sustainable Youlgrave. However the other candidates may be less well known in our villages.

We hope to invite the candidates to comment on the issues important to our readers. What subjects do you want to know their views on? Please say what local government issues are important to you by adding a comment below or emailing parwich@hotmail.co.uk.

Ballidon and the rest of Pikehall are in the Wirksworth division, so have different candidates (click here for the list of candidates for the Wirksworth division).

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If you would like a red rose buttonhole for the St Georges Day Parade on Sunday 21st April,  please order by 7pm on Friday 19th.

Buttonholes are priced at £3.50, and shall be available for collection from the Legion on the morning of the parade.

Thanks, Delia.   390758 / 07773 487882 / dee.pegg@btinternet.com

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Parwich Oddfellows

AGM

At

The Sycamore.

Tuesday 16th April at 7.30

All members welcome.

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Landrover Thefts Increasing

A black coloured Land Rover 88 pick up vehicle was stolen from Old Derby Road, Ashbourne – registered number: MSR296G. It was taken some time overnight on Saturday 13th April to Sunday 14th April. Any witnesses or anyone with information should contact Derbyshire Police on 101 – quote crime number: 14868/13.

A Land Rover Discovery vehicle has been stolen from the driveway of premises in Chesterfield Road, Rowsley – registered number: R830BDT – red metallic in colour, with roof bars and tow bar fitted. It was taken some time between 2.30pm and 7.30pm on Saturday 13th April. Any witnesses or anyone with information should contact PC 14168 Lee at Matlock Police Station – quote crime number: 14763/13.

A blue coloured Land Rover Defender was taken from Main Street in Stanton-in-the-Peak on Saturday 13th April, between 4.45pm and 10.45pm. The driver crashed the Land Rover into a dry stone wall in Stanton Lees. It is believed that he got into another vehicle which made off at speed. Any witnesses or anyone with information should contact PC 2954 Giles at Derbyshire Police on 101 – quote crime number: 14821/13.

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