Archive for March, 2014

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Our Weatherman-in-the-Village says:

Last week was definitely on the cool side as predicted, but we were rewarded with a lovely weekend, with temperatures nudging 17c. The week ahead looks better once Tuesday is out of the way.

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New Swing Seats

This week the Parish Council purchased and installed two new toddler cradle seats for the swings at the playground as part of an on-going improvement plan.   Last year the roundabout was refurbished with help from volunteers.   

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Parwich Parish Council

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Bunny Bingo

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Caption suggestions wanted..

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Photo by David G

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Paul B’s Stone Age Times #28

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Clocks Change

Don’t forget that the Clocks go forward an hour tonight, with the start of British Summer Time.

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What’s on Where this Week
Day Time Event Location
Sun 30th 10am Mothering Sunday Service Parwich Church
Sun 30th 11.15am Mothering Sunday Service Alsop Church
Mon 31st Parwich School Closed for Staff Training School
Mon 31st 2 to 3pm Pilates for over 60s Memorial Hall
Mon 31st 5pm and
6.15pm
Pilates: two mixed ability classes Memorial Hall
Tue 1st 6.30pm Parwich Primary School PTA
Bunny Bingo
Memorial Hall
Tue 1st 7pm Keep fit run/jog/walk – all abilities Sycamore car park
Tue 1st 7-10pm Badminton: book via Janet at Sycamore 212 Memorial Hall
Wed 2nd Grey bin and food caddy collection Parwich
Wed 2nd 7-10pm Badminton: book via Janet at Sycamore 212 Memorial Hall
Thu 3rd 9.00 to 11.30am Toddlers’ Group Memorial Hall
Thu 3rd 11am to 1pm Evie’s Artistic Session
More info: 390488
Memorial Hall
Thu 3rd 7-10pm Badminton: book via Janet at Sycamore 212 Memorial Hall
Sat 5th from
3.30pm
Grand National
Drinks promotions 3.30 to 5.30
Race 4.15pm
Legion

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Easter at the Legion

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Duck Race 2014

Duck race 2014

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Contact Val by next Friday evening, 4th April, to book a place.

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How does the planning enforcement process work in the Peak District National Park?

National park planners have issued the Peak District Local Enforcement Plan to help people understand what to do if they receive a notice that their building work or change of use breaks planning controls, or if they want to report a suspected breach.

Andrew Cook, Monitoring and Enforcement Manager, explained: “The threat of enforcement action can be distressing, especially when it relates to your home or business, and the process can be difficult to understand, so we hope that the Local Enforcement Plan will help to make things clearer for those involved.

“It’s important to realise that the vast majority of planning breaches are relatively minor and resolved without formal action being taken, although we will take firm action when it is warranted.

“If you are planning to carry out building works or other developments we’d encourage you to work with our planners to prevent problems happening in the first place.  But if problems do occur we are always willing to talk to you to try to reach a resolution.”

The document explains what a breach of planning control is, how to report a suspected breach, the investigation process, criteria used to prioritise cases, in what circumstances the Authority takes action, and what powers it has.

The Peak District Local Enforcement Plan is available online at http://www.peakdistrict.gov.uk/planningenforcement or paper copies are available free – call 01629 816200.

As well as investigating and seeking to resolve planning breaches, monitoring and enforcement officers selectively check sites where planning permission has been granted to see if they comply with the approved plans and conditions.

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Hungry Blue Tit

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Easter Sunday at the Legion

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St george's day 2014

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The Nationwide has produced a special report stating that National Parks come with a house price premium of 18%. For more information read their full report.

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Paul B’s Weedkiller Weekly #70

Hello Possums,

Now then, following the appointment of a Norland trained Spanish nannie for the Royal Baby, Weedkiller Weekly executives, not to be outdone, shall be conducting their own training programme for potential nannies aimed at the extremely lucrative ‘rich & famous‘ market. There will be none of the Mary Poppins or Nannie McFee nonsense. Courses will be held at Parwich Legion, encompassing skills such as: how to use an Aga, high speed evasive driving techniques, selfdefense, how to whip up an apple crumble, how to steer a pram away from potential highjackers, hosting kiddies parties and pretending to like corgies and Fergie. This course is aimed at providing all the requirements you will need for this highly demanding profession. To secure your place please forward a cheque for £250.00 made payable to Weedkiller Professional Training Services.

The end could be in sight for that great British institution, the Television Licence. Apparently the dodgers, who are too numerous to mention, cannot afford the £145.50 annual fee. Of course they still watch on their giant cinematic 3D sets, whilst trying to budget their meagre benefits sitting in their woefully inadequate tax payer funded houses with their delightful broods. I trust that Auntie will reimburse all of us law abiding citizens the full amount that we have spent over the years. One person actually pleaded immunity from purchasing said licence as he had stolen his set.

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Installation of the wind turbine

Below are a series of photos taken by Martin C showing the fixing of the blades on Robert Gosling’s wind turbine:

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Moody evening photos

Photos by David G

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grand national 2014

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Properies for sale or rent

IMPORTANT: These details have been updated elsewhere – please click here for our latest property round up.

 

Here is the current list of properties for sale or rent in our area, correct as at March 25th 2014.

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.

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Parwich Poppy Appeal wins Award

Parwich has been awarded a Royal British Legion Certificate as runners up in the Poppy Appeal with an increase of 79% during 2012/2013.
The County Chairman asked Mr Mike Rose (President West Derbyshire Group RBL) to present the certificate. The Royal British Legion – Parwich would like to say a big ‘Thank You’ to all the volunteers and everyone to help to raise funds for the Poppy Appeal
 
The Certificate was presented on 27th Feb 2014, Jacqui Jesson POA 2012/2013 Mike Rose (President of West Derbyshire RBL) and Sharon Rankin current POA (POA means Poppy Appeal Organiser)
CollageJacqui-Sharon & Mike

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Bunny Bingo next week

Bunny Bingo

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Land to Let

To Let  approx 20 acres of pasture land from 1st April
2014 to mid October. The land is all in one block and is right on the edge of Parwich village.  Please call 01335 390360

Terry P

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Third Lent Lunch

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Goldfinches in action

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Photos by John F-S

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weather

Our Weatherman in the Village, says:

Just to remind us it’s still early in the year, the weather has turned a bit chillier this weekend (although not quite as extreme as this time last year!). The week in prospect looks likely to remain cooler, with some night frosts prospect.

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Parwich Bus Update

Since our last update in January, Parwich Parish Council has been in contact with Derbyshire County Council’s Senior Project Officer Local Bus Network (Environmental Services) numerous times regarding concerns over the bus service. To summarise correspondence from the Senior Project Officer.

1. Usage of the buses
Although there are no smart ticketing systems in operation for bus services in the Parwich area the following statistics show the usage of the buses.

Service 449 – Service 449 Ilam – Bakewell (Alternate Mondays)

Between February 2013 and January 2014 a total of 206 passengers used this service. The highest number was 30 in July 2013 and the lowest was 4 in March 2013.

Service 102 – Parwich to Ashbourne – 4 buses per day Monday-Saturday

• April 2013  – 227
• May 2013 – 243
• June 2013 – 244
• July 2013 – 269
• August 2013 – 289
• September 2013 – 174
• October 2013 – 237
• November 2013 – 191
• December 2013 – 142
• January 2014 – 189
• February 2014 – 197

2. Change of timetable
In response to comments, Derbyshire County Council has moved the time of the first bus leaving Parwich forward by 5 minutes, effective from 31st March 2014. This is in order to provide better outbound connections onto the Swift service to Derby.

Future Funding
Derbyshire County Council officers work within budgets that are set by Cabinet. There are no specific monies set aside for bus services in Parwich, or anywhere else in Derbyshire, but there is an overall budget for supported bus services in Derbyshire. The Authority does face significant funding cuts over the next few years, however, budgets are set by elected members and not officers. It is the case that the contract which includes Service 102 is heavily subsidised and therefore, regardless of any wider budget concerns, if there are any opportunities to reduce the cost of providing these services whilst retaining the same (or better) level of service for service users then this would clearly be prudent of the Authority to look to do so to ensure best use of our limited resource. A reduction in the cost of provision would also help strengthen the justification for the existence of these services. This will be something the Authority will consider prior to deciding how to continue providing services after the current contract expires in October 2014. Options include extension of the existing contract, retendering, or integration of the provision within the Ashbourne Community Transport operation. Beyond this, there are no plans to make changes to the services themselves, although the Authority will continue to listen to any feedback and make any changes in response, if possible.

The motivation of this department (Environmental Services) remains one of finding efficient means of maintaining services, including services for Parwich. Consequently, any perceived opinions which may exist on future changes to contracts are misplaced.

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Councillor Simon Spencer suggests that there is little point in holding a public meeting when there are no planned changes to the bus service.  As a result Parwich Parish Council will not be organising a public meeting in April, but will review the situation as necessary.

Parwich Parish Council
22.3.2014

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Paul B’s Stone Age Times #27

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What’s on Where this Week
Day Time Event Location
Sun 23rd 9.30am Mattins Parwich Church
Sun 23rd 11.15am Mattins Alsop Church
Mon 24th 10am
/ 10.07am
Bus to Bakewell
arrives Bakewell 10.40, leaves 13.35
Sycamore Cottages
/ Alsop Church
Mon 24th 2 to 3pm Pilates for over 60s Memorial Hall
Mon 24th 5pm and
6.15pm
Pilates: two mixed ability classes Memorial Hall
Tue 25th 7pm Keep fit run/jog/walk – all abilities Sycamore car park
Tue 25th 7-10pm Badminton: book via Janet at Sycamore 212 Memorial Hall
Wed 26th Green bin, Blue bin and food caddy collection Parwich
Wed 26th 12.30 to 2pm Third Lent Lunch The Vicarage
Wed 26th 7-10pm Badminton: book via Janet at Sycamore 212 Memorial Hall
Thu 28th 9.00 to 11.30am Toddlers’ Group Memorial Hall
Thu 28th 11am to 1pm Evie’s Artistic Session
More info: 390488
Memorial Hall
Thu 28th 7-10pm Badminton: book via Janet at Sycamore 212 Memorial Hall
Sun 30th 10am Mothering Sunday Service Parwich Church
Sun 30th 11.15am Mothering Sunday Service Alsop Church

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Remember one year ago today!

Photos by David G

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Photos by David G

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Photo by Martin C

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Canada geese in Bakewell

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Photo by John F-S

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Cottage to Rent

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Cosy country cottage in the heart of Parwich village, ideally situated for comuting between Buxton, Derby, Ashbourne, Bakewell and Matlock. Two bedroomed accomodation, fully fitted kitchen, log burner in Lounge.

This accomdation would ideally suit a young working couple or a single professional, sorry no pets.

The rental for this unit is £525-00 p.c.m. The council tax band is band C.

Please call 01335390360  or 07971166158

 

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