Archive for January, 2014

Road conditions

Thank you Cheryl for the following:

Please take care if out and about on the roads tonight. Conditions are treacherous with puddles where there aren’t normally puddles and they take you by surprise.

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“Posts of Note” is a brand new section on PARWICH.ORG, which catalogues some of our more noteworthy posts over the past six years. These might be of historical interest, or they might be reminders of particular village events. Some might contain useful information, others might contain particularly eye-catching photography, and others might simply raise a smile. Taken together, they hopefully form a kind of “potted history” of Parwich from 2008 to the present day.

Click here to view the full “Posts of Note” archive.

For future reference, you can find links to this section from the Site Map, from the “About us” page, and from the “Elsewhere on PARWICH.ORG” section on the right-hand sidebar.

And finally… “Posts of Note” is my final piece of work for PARWICH.ORG, and this is my final post as a member of the blog team. As we will be moving up to Knaresborough (North Yorkshire) in the near future, it is sadly time for me to bow out of blogging duties, after six very busy but extremely rewarding years.

Thanks are due to all my fellow blog team members, both past and present. You have all been wonderfully supportive, and a pleasure to work with. And to the continuing blog team, may I wish you all the best for the future.

– Mike Atkinson

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February Film

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Solid pine headboard for 3 foot single bed.   Excellent condition. Free to anyone who is prepared to collect.
Ring Tony or Sue on 724.

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Parish Council Public Meeting

Public meeting

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Parish Council – Cleaner Needed

Parwich Parish Council is looking for someone to clean the toilets at Parsons Croft. They need to be cleaned once a week between April 1st and October 31st 2014.

This work could be suitable for
• A volunteer/s
• Self Employed/Contract basis with invoices sent to the Council to a sum of £10 per clean per week plus reimbursement for cleaning materials on production of receipts.

If you are interested please contact Caroline Healy, Chair of Parwich Parish Council, Hallcliffe, Parwich, Tel 390378 for full details.

There will be a one month probationary period.

Parwich Parish Council.

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Hello Possums

A Mexican motorist, flagged down at a police checkpoint, was royally dropped in it by a pet parakeet perched on his back seat. ”Driving license please, Señor” requested the officer; ”He hasn’t got one“ squawked the bird; “Insurance, Señor?”; “He’s got none”; “Road tax, Señor?”; “No road tax either” came the response from the bird “And he’s been drinking beer and tequila in the prickly cactus bar all day”. The officer said ”Well Señor, your feathered friend in the back has landed you in a lot of trouble”. ”It’s not mine” grumbled the man “It, belongs to my mother-in-law”.

Weedkiller’s Elite Employment Bureau have some exciting opportunities on offer this week. Is discretion your middle name? Do you have conversational Greek and German? If so Buckingham Palace is beckoning. For the generous salary of £276.92 per week, you could find yourself running the royal baths, cleaning priceless antiques, servicing 78 bathrooms, cleaning lavatories, valeting duties for visiting dignitaries, including dry cleaning, packing and unpacking suitcases, arranging breakfast service, making the royal beds, cleaning 760 internal windows, polishing countless medals and insignia, walking the corgis, ensuring a continuous supply of Bombay mix and pork scratchings for Her Majesty and playing hide and seek with Prince Edward. Accommodation is provided, if you ever get the chance to use it. Buckingham Palace is an equal opportunities employer.

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Further Matching Pair

Following on from David G’s great tits, he has also sent us these coal tits:

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What’s on Where this Week
Day Time Event Location
Sun 26th 9.30am Holy Communion Parwich Church
Sun 26th 11.15am Mattins Alsop Church
Sun 26th 2.30pm Methodist Service Parwich Church
Mon 27th 10am
/ 10.07am
Bus to Bakewell
arrives Bakewell 10.40, leaves 13.35
Sycamore Cottages
/ Alsop Church
Mon 27th 5pm and
6.15pm
Pilates: two mixed ability classes Memorial Hall
Tue 28th 7pm Keep fit run/jog/walk – all abilities Sycamore car park
Wed 29th Green bin, Blue bin and food caddy collection Parwich
Wed 29th 7-10pm Badminton: book via Janet at Sycamore 212 Memorial Hall
Thu 30th 7-10pm Badminton: book via Janet at Sycamore 212 Memorial Hall
Sat 1st 5pm RBS 6 Nations: France v England
half-time sandwiches & beer promotions
Legion
Sun 2nd 6.30pm Evensong Parwich Church

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6 nations general

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Our weatherman says:

The past week was even wetter than the previous week, continuing the damp start to 2014. The good news is that we might see less rain in the coming week (not difficult). The bad news is that it will be colder!

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Any Caption Ideas

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Photo by David G. Please add any caption suggestions in a comment below.

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Changing Weather

Photos taken yesterday by David G.

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Parish Council – Casual Vacancy

We have received the following fom the Parish Council:

casual vacancy

Please click here for interim information about the vacancy.

The Parish Council would like to thank those residents who have already expressed an interest  in this vacancy.

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Hunter in the Headlights

Photos by David G

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Friendly Little Chap

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Photo by John F-S

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Fog lifts over Carsington

Photo by John F-S

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Matching Pairs

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Photos by David G

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Hello Possums.

A speeding escaped Ostrich wreaked havoc on a main road near Tunbridge Wells, overtaking cars at breakneck speed, causing a tailback and delays of 20 minutes or so. A concerned motorist, who phoned the traffic police, told us that they were totally uninterested, they just buried their heads in the sand.

A former hairdresser, from Moss Side in Manchester, has been shortlisted for ‘The Mars One Project’, which aims to create a settlement on the Red Planet. The ten year rigorous training programme, which includes training in the quest for extra terrestrials, will culminate in 24 space pioneers blasting off in ‘The Rover Space Craft’. Miss Potter told Weedkiller’s Raving Reporter that, if she is successful, the thing she will miss most is the soap ‘Coronation Street‘. However this is one Rover that won’t be returning.

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Star Gazing Survey

Scour the skies for Orion over the Peak District National Park

 
The Peak District Dark Skies Group is seeking the help of residents and visitors to help monitor the impact of light pollution on our night sky.The group is asking people to join in an annual star survey by assessing the brightness of the constellation Orion over the Peak District National Park.

Orion – the hunter – is one of the wonders of the night sky in this early part of the year and can be recognized by his ‘belt’ of three bright stars in a line with a smaller  ‘dagger’ of three stars below.On clear nights from 20 January to February 2 people are asked to identify Orion and, using the star charts available at www.peakdistrict.gov.uk/darkskies , record details of where they were and which chart best matches what they could see.  There is no limit to the amount of observations that can be made, skies permitting. (more…)

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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 January 20th 2014.

Main StreetSmithy LaneFernlea House
Lilac CottageCreamery CottageCreamery Lane
Church WalkSmithy CloseRachels Croft, Ballidon

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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Parwich Parish Council usually meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 7.30 pm, in Parwich Memorial Hall.

Members of the public are most welcome to attend and a public speaking section will feature on each month’s agenda.

The proposed dates for forthcoming parish council meetings are detailed below, however, it must be noted that these dates may be subject to change due to a variety of reasons.  The parish council does not ordinarily meet in August and December of each year. 

There will also be an annual Parish Council meeting and an annual meeting of the parish held each year which will be advertised.  The format of this year’s meetings has not yet been finalised.

Please see the specific agenda notice for each meeting.  A copy of this will be placed in the village shop and on Parwich Blog prior to each meeting and will confirm the date of the next meeting.

 

Month Date (Third Wednesday)

 

2014  
January 15th
February 12th
March 19th
April 9th
May (Parish Annual meeting followed by
Annual Parish Council meeting)
21st
June 18th
July 16th
August No meeting
September 17th
October 15th
November 19th

 

 

Mrs S Hampson

Clerk, Parwich Parish Council

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For Sale….

UPDATE – these items are now SOLD.

For sale:

One very comfortable double wooden futon sofa bed £15 (collection).

One 2nd hand tumble dryer Siemens WT2100 £15 (collection).

Contact Judith on 390712.

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Home Fires

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Photos taken by David G this Sunday evening.

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Our Weatherman in the Village says:

Last week was another wet one with again more than an inch of rain recorded. Thankfully the rain has temporarily ceased, but it looks like it will return in the middle of next week.

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Burns Night Supper and Ceilidh

Although not in our immediate area you may be interested in the following….

Wendy and Joseph, who have recently taken over the Bentley Brook, have said that if enough people from Parwich go they will supply return transport within the cost of the ticket. If more than a few go they may be able to provide transport there and back, so make sure you let them know you are from parwich when booking.

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What’s on Where this Week
Day Time Event Location
Sun 19th 10am Family Service Parwich Church
Sun 19th 11.15am Holy Communion Alsop Church
Mon 20th 5pm and
6.15pm
Pilates: two mixed ability classes Memorial Hall
Tue 21st 7pm Keep fit run/jog/walk – all abilities Sycamore car park
Wed 22nd Grey bin and food caddy collection Parwich
Wed 22nd 7-10pm Badminton: book via Janet at Sycamore 212 Memorial Hall
Thu 23rd 7-10pm Badminton: book via Janet at Sycamore 212 Memorial Hall
Sat 25th Burns Night Supper & Ceilidh Bentley Brook
Sun 26th 9.30am Holy Communion Parwich Church
Sun 26th 11.15am Mattins Alsop Church
Sun 26th 2.30pm Methodist Service Parwich Church

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A52s Tomorrow Night

A52s

Listen up!
Your friendly neighbourhood Ciderband, The A52s are playing tomorrow evening at the Miners Arms in Brassington. Please come along and join us for our first gig of 2014.

The A52s at the Miners Arms Brassington
Sat 18th Jan
From 8.30pm

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Parwich Bus Service

Parwich Bus Service

Contact has been made with both District and County Councils and the Parish Council is pleased to summarise the response from the Senior Project Officer Local Bus Network at Derbyshire County Council as follows:

1. As the tendering authority for supported bus services, Derbyshire County Council (County) determines which contracts it supports and this is not a decision that would be made by either the bus operator or its drivers.

2. Any rumours made by any driver would be complete speculation and are wholly without foundation.

3. The current expiry dates for the two buses are as follows:

i. Services 101-104 Ashbourne – Thorpe/Parwich/Kirk Ireton/Hulland Ward School Expires 25/10/2014

ii. Service 449 Ilam – Bakewell (Alternate Mondays) Expires 23/03/2015

4. As it is not permitted for County to enter into open ended agreements with operators to provide bus services, all of the contracts have end dates. When the end date for any contract is reached it may be possible to extend the contract for a further period, or alternatively a new contract could be tendered. The end date of a contract therefore certainly does not signify the end date of a service and, equally, the presence of a contract end date does not secure the continuation of any service until that time is reached, as the provision of any contract is dependent upon passenger use and the availability of funding.

5. County can confirm that there are no imminent or any current plans to change the services for Parwich. The Authority does face significant funding cuts over the next few years and this may have an impact on the funds available to support bus services across the county, however, as budgets for future years have still to be determined this is currently an unknown. Regardless, the Authority can assure the village that maintaining accessibility across the county will remain a high priority. Should it subsequently prove necessary to withdraw supported local bus services in the county as a result of funding cuts then this would not be done without undertaking a consultation process beforehand.

6. Whilst the bus service providing home to school transport has become a separate school days only contract, it is still a registered bus service open to the general public.

7. Any journey requiring a connection (Swift Services) will have a limited appeal to travellers, particularly when these involve infrequent services and given the many conflicting potential opportunities for connections and other constraints to timetables, it is not always possible to provide ideal connection opportunities. Whilst the Authority acknowledge that the current timetable does not provide ideal outbound connections with the Swift service towards Derby, the return afternoon connections are now good. Conversely, the previous timetable provided for good outbound connectivity but was very poor for the return journeys. We will have a look at the outbound journeys for the current timetable to see if these can be changed to provide for better connectivity onto the Swift.

County Councillor Simon Spencer attended Parwich Parish Council meeting on Wednesday, along with nine parishioners and he was able to hear the strength of feeling in support of the bus service and the need for improvements, particularly to the connection times. He will take these views back to the appropriate Cabinet Member. He explained that smart ticketing gives the Authority full details about the number of journeys made on each bus route and stressed how important it was to use this subsidised bus service, to show the Authority that it is an vital provision for the community.

Parwich Parish Council will be setting up a public meeting to discuss all the issues around Public Transport. Members of the Parish Council are aiming for a meeting in April, but the exact timing is dependent on the availability of the appropriate representatives from both County and District Councils.

Parwich Parish Council

Thursday 16th January 2014

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Recycling Site

Recycling Site

Parwich Parish Council contacted Derbyshire Dales District Council because of concerns regarding the closure of the “bring” site at The Sycamore.

Members of the Parish Council have been informed by the District Council that the Environment Committee decided last November to reduce the number of sites because of the big improvements brought about by the new household recycling scheme. Everything that can be recycled at bring sites can now be recycled at home.

The District Council do not dispute that the site is used but compared to many other sites the material quantities are low. The period between Christmas and New Year put extra pressure on sites because collections are reduced due to Bank Holidays, but residents have extra waste.

Where there are particular difficulties with access or storage for residents using the kerbside service, it is necessary for the contractor, Serco, to visit and discuss the options available. Assisted collections can also be offered for residents who cannot move containers if they meet the criteria. The Helpline number is 01629 761122.

Operating recycling sites is a duplication of the service offered at kerbside and therefore it is for the above reasons that the site will be removed and cleaned on Tuesday 21st January.

At our Parish Council meeting our local District Councillor was unable to attend. Questions were raised during the public speaking item. The Parish Council will again contact District Council, as Councillors are particularly concerned that for whatever reason there was no consultation period with both residents and the Parish Council.

There is an opportunity for residents to have a say on District’s spending at the next open Forum meeting at Ashbourne Leisure Centre on Monday 3rd February. The meeting starts at 7pm and anyone who can’t attend in person can email questions in advance to  communityforum@derbyshiredales.gov.uk or via the District Council’s Facebook and Twitter pages @derbyshiredales.

 

Parwich Parish Council

Thursday 16th January 2014

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Agenda for tonight’s meeting

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Stone Age Times #19

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We have received the following fom the Parish Council:

casual vacancy

Please click here for interim information about the vacancy.

The Parish Council would like to thank those residents who have already expressed an interest  in this vacancy.

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Hello Possums.

A Canadian woman, who was knocked unconscious after tumbling from her horse, awoke to find herself speaking with a Scottish accent in yet another case of foreign language syndrome. Her first words were “Independence for Canada, down with the bloody Sassenachs“.

A 54 year old Chinese man murdered his close friend and neighbour, before committing suicide, so as to have a chess playing companion in heaven. Other residents said they were both fanatics and had heated exchanges during games. The murderer was a real oddball and an unpredictable firebrand, and his victim was the only man who could keep him in check.

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Carsington Love Birds

Although it is a little outside our area, this photo, taken at Carsington Water by Colin G on Sunday morning, is well worth including here:

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Flexible seating in St. Peter’s

Parwich Parochial Church Council are trying out a new a arrangement of more comfortable seats and pews in St Peter’s to make the the seating more flexible and to create more space for refreshments in Church after services. To find out more visit the Peak Five Facebook page.

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Above is pictured the enlarged area at the back of the Church for refreshments and socializing after services. All the changes are reversible.

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Badminton update – Jan 2014

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Badminton at Parwich Memorial Hall

Badminton continues on Wednesday and Thursday evenings. The  regular 9 to 10pm slots on both Wednesdays and Thursdays are still available if anyone wants to play then.

This week, because of a couple of cancelations as well, the following slots are available:

Wednesday: 7-8pm, 8-9pm and 9-10pm

Thursday: 8-9pm and 9-10pm

To discuss booking a slot contact Janet G at the pub, tel. 390 212.

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Grazing Land Needed

Urgently needed:

sheep grazing land in or around Parwich.

Cash waiting.

Call Steve or Jo on 390090.

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