Archive for May, 2014

What’s on Where this Week
Day Time Event Location
Sun 1st No services today Parwich & Alsop Churches
Mon 2nd School resumes after half-term School
Mon 2nd 10am
/ 10.07am
Bus to Bakewell
arrives Bakewell 10.40, leaves 13.35
Sycamore Cottages
/ Alsop Church
Mon 2nd 2.30 to 3.30pm Pilates for over 60s Memorial Hall
Mon 2nd 5pm and
6.15pm
Pilates: two mixed ability classes Memorial Hall
Mon 2nd 7-8pm Parwich Crown Green Bowls
Open Evening
Parson’s Croft
Tue 3rd 6.15pm Parwich Crown Green Bowls
vs Bradwell
Away
Tue 3rd 7pm Keep fit run/jog/walk – all abilities Sycamore car park
Tue 3rd 7-10pm Badminton: book via Janet at Sycamore 212 Memorial Hall
Wed 4th Green bin, Blue bin and food caddy collection Parwich
Wed 4th 6-10pm Badminton: book via Janet at Sycamore 212 Memorial Hall
Thu 5th 9.00am Bag2School School
Thu 5th 9.00 to 11.30am Toddlers’ Group Memorial Hall
Thu 5th 11am to 1pm Evie’s Artistic Session
More info: 390488
Memorial Hall
Thu 5th 1.15pm Parwich Crown Green Bowls
vs Baslow B
Away
Thu 5th 7-10pm Badminton: book via Janet at Sycamore 212 Memorial Hall
Fri 6th 7-9pm PTA After School Disco Memorial Hall
Sun 8th 9.30am Family Holy Communion Parwich Church
Sun 8th 10-12am Peak Five Churches Children’s Event
Let the be Light
Memorial Hall
Sun 8th 11.15am Holy Communion Alsop Church
Sun 8th 2pm Parwich Crown Green Bowls
Senior Cup
Parson’s Croft
Sun 8th 2pm Pikehall Harness Racing Pikehall
Sun 8th 2.30am Methodist Service Parwich Church

Click here to see the full Diary page; please email any event information to parwich@hotmail.co.uk

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PTA After School Disco

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Two Wins This Week

PARWICH CROWN GREEN BOWLS CLUB

Back top league matches and two very good wins this week. Nobody turned up for our first open evening on Monday night, which is a real shame. We will repeat the evening this Monday. Get off the couch and come and have a go. Its one hour out of your life!

Matlock Tuesday bowls league.
Home – Matlock Golf Club – 27 May.

We always seem to have good close games against the Golf Club and this match was no exception. We each won two games, but thankfully the ones we lost were by a smaller margin than Matlock. Edith for once sat this match out and Rick played with Tony and the pair of them won handsomely 21 – 12. Dawn and Dot also played very well winning 21 – 13. The final result gave Parwich 69, Golf Club 67. We were one place ahead of our opponents in the league. This win will keep us there.

  • Next match – Away – Bradwell – 3 June – 6.30pm.

Matlock Thursday Friendly League.
Home – Hope Works – 29 May 2014.

Hope Works are just ahead of us in the league and we needed to score well against them. Our doubles pairs played a blinder winning two out of the three games with Liz and Sue coming out on top 21 – 10. The overall score after the doubles was 56 – 49 to Parwich. For once we struggled in the singles only winning two of the six games, but our defeats were less costly. Tony A winning 15 – 3 and Dawn 15 – 7. We sneaked a win by one point in the singles and winning overall by 127 – 110. Unfortunately this points total is not enough to get us above Hope Works, but a win is a win.

  • Next match – Away – Baslow – 5 June – 1.45pm.

See you Monday night.

John B.

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This bird has been with us since February. He loves peanuts and shows no sign of leaving!

John F-S

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Hello Possums,

Prince Charles, during his recent visit to Canada, insisted that the gap between rich and poor people must be narrowed. As a direct consequence, the first phase of 200 affordable starter homes will commence early summer within the grounds of the Charles and Camilla’s residence, Highgrove House.

Prince Charles has had his pocket money stopped for a month by Mummy, after an unguarded comment to a Jewish lady, making reference to President Putin’s actions in the Crimea, provoking a serious backlash and outrage in Russia. His comment, made during his recent Canadian tour, has aggravated an already tense situation; it may come to pass that the Prince will have to eat a large slice of his own Duchy Original Organic Humble Pie.

A jubilant candidate, named Francis Drake, won the first UKIP seat on Weymouth & Portland Council in Dorset, beating Lib Dem mayor Ray Banham. However he did not join in the celebrations until after he had finished his game of bowls.

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Muck for Brass

Well rotted horse manure for sale. Bagged and ready for delivery to your door in Parwich.

If interested please email ionabess@btinternet.com or call 07805149025. Prices range from £2.50 to £4.50 a bag depending on size. We can deliver on Wednesday 28th morning or Thursday 29th by arrangement. I look forward to hearing from you. Annie G-P”.

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Trip to the Orchids

Photos by David G

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Go to the Peak Five Facebook page for more details.

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Alsop Church

Work is underway on the restoration of Alsop Church tower, go to the Peak Five Facebook page to find out more.

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Work on the tower has revealed this mysterious carved stone:

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(Photos from the Peak Five Facebook page.)

Also do your bit to support the work on this beautiful Norman church by sampling the excellent ‘Tea & Cakes’ there this Bank Holiday Monday afternoon.

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Derbyshire Open Arts today

You can still visit Ruby and Gill’s exhibitions in Parwich (and see the sale of work by Ray Stone) today, but also John F-S also recommends:

Do visit Sue Prince, who is taking part in Derbyshire Open Arts, at Beechenhill Farm, Ilam.

Open 10am-5pm Mon 26May.

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If you go to Ilam, don’t forget to sample the excellent ‘Tea & Cakes’ at Alsop Church whilst en route.

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The results in the East Midlands region for the European Parliament elections are as follows:

UKIP 32.90%
Conservative 25.99%
Labour 24.93%
Green 5.98%
Liberal Democrats 5.42%
An Independence from Europe Party 1.91%
BNP 1.64%
English Democrats 1.04%
Harmony Party 0.20%

UKIP and Labour have increased their percentage of the vote, with the Conservatives, Liberal Democrats and BNP all having a reduced percentage of the vote.

The following five candidates will now represent our Region in the European Parliament:

UKIP Roger Helmer
UKIP Margot Parker
Conservative Emma McClarkin
Conservative Andrew Lewer
Labour Glenis Willmott

Added 26th May: the turnout of registered voters in our region was 32.6%, slightly poorer than the national turnout of 34.19%. Take into account that not all eligible to vote are registered to vote ….

Nationally UKIP are now the largest UK MEP political group, with the Liberal Democrats so far in fifth place below the Greens, with the Scottish and Northern Ireland results still to be included. The BNP have lost all the seats they had. See the BBC website for full information.

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Our Weatherman in the Village says:

We don’t need a rain gauge to know it’s wet – just as well!

Sadly, it doesn’t look like getting much better with low pressure dominating this week. So, more of the same in prospect for the coming period, with no obvious let up in the showery conditions.

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Thank you for all the support this weekend. All proceeds are going to the National Stroke Association and Ashbourne Stroke Club.

More pots have been brought down from the loft today!

The pots and sculptures are pieces made over Dad’s life time and many haven’t been seen before.

Roger S

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Tea and Cakes tomorrow

imageVisit this beautiful Norman Church. Have a fantastic afternoon walk:

Tea & Cakes are being served in the churchyard at Alsop, 11am – 4pm tomorrow (Monday).


Come along and support this event, in aid of Alsop Church. Stunning views, delicious cakes, not to be missed.

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Paul B

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What’s on Where this Week
Day Time Event Location
Sun 25th 9.30am Mattins Parwich Church
Sun 25th 10am-5pm Derbyshire Open Arts
Ruby Hickmott
Gill Radcliffe
 
4 Church Walk
Flaxdale House
Sun 25th 11am-4pm Studio Pottery Sale
Work by Ray Stone
(proceeds to Charity)
Stubley, Creamery Lane
Sun 25th 11.15am Holy Communion Alsop Church
Sun 25th 2pm Parwich Crown Green Bowls
friendly vs Ashbourne Park
Away
Sun 25th 2.30pm Methodist Service Parwich Church
Mon 26th Spring Bank Holiday
Mon 26th 10am-5pm Derbyshire Open Arts
Ruby Hickmott
Gill Radcliffe
 
4 Church Walk
Flaxdale House
Mon 26th 11am to 4pm Tea & Cakes in the Churchyard Alsop Church
Mon 26th 11am-4pm Studio Pottery Sale
Work by Ray Stone
(proceeds to Charity)
Stubley, Creamery Lane
Mon 26th 2.30 to 3.30pm Pilates for over 60s Memorial Hall
Mon 26th 5pm and
6.15pm
Pilates: two mixed ability classes Memorial Hall
Mon 26th 7-8pm Parwich Crown Green Bowls
Open Evening
Parson’s Croft
Tue 27th 6.15pm Parwich Crown Green Bowls
vs Matlock Golf Club
Parson’s Croft
Tue 27th 7pm Keep fit run/jog/walk – all abilities Sycamore car park
Tue 27th 7-10pm Badminton: book via Janet at Sycamore 212 Memorial Hall
Wed 28th 6-10pm Badminton: book via Janet at Sycamore 212 Memorial Hall
Thu 29th Grey bin and food caddy collection Parwich
Thu 29th 9.00 to 11.30am Toddlers’ Group Memorial Hall
Thu 29th 11am to 1pm Evie’s Artistic Session
More info: 390488
Memorial Hall
Thu 29th 11am Ascension Day
Tissington Well Dressing Service
Tissington Church
Thu 29th 1.15pm Parwich Crown Green Bowls
vs Lafarge B
Parson’s Croft
Thu 29th 7-10pm Badminton: book via Janet at Sycamore 212 Memorial Hall
Sun 1st No services today Parwich & Alsop Churches

Click here to see the full Diary page; please email any event information to parwich@hotmail.co.uk

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Derbyshire Open Arts

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Ruby Hickmott’s paintings on display at 4 Church Walk Sat, Sun and Mon 10.00 am – 5.00 pm.

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All are welcome to this sale at Stubley in Creamery Lane, Parwich this weekend. Ray’s family will be donating all proceeds to charity.

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Open Studios

Thank you John F-S for this photo of visitors enjoying work by Gill Radcliffe:

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You can see work by the Parwich artists Gill Radcliffe and Ruby Hickmott as part of Derbyshire Open Art this Saturday, Sunday and Monday, click here for more details.

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School Newsletter #15

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Continue reading for more details and a link to the entry form…

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Win some, lose some

PARWICH CROWN GREEN BOWLS CLUB

It was a pity that more people did not go to the Parish Meeting. Perhaps we will have to drag possible members kicking and screaming to the green. Anyway one unexpected good win and one not so unsurprising loss.

Matlock Tuesday bowls league
Away – Youlgrave – 20 May

We have not played on this green for many years; they have been playing in the top division in the league. Some years ago they also put what can best be described as a ‘camels hump’ in the green. To say you need a sat nav to play on there is an understatement. The game did not start well with Dawn and Dot 11 -3 down in just a few ends. However, o ye of little faith, they came back and finished winners by 21 – 15. We won two of the other three games and came out on top by 78 – 60. Considering the trepidation with we were approaching the match, what a result. Hopefully we can start climbing up the league a bit.

  • Next match – Home – Matlock Golf Club – 27 May – 6.30pm

Matlock Thursday Friendly League
Away – Chatsworth A – 22 May 2014

We have been doing quite well in this league, winning a few and losing a few. This week was ‘losing a few’. They are top of the league and showed us no mercy. We lost two of the three doubles games, but Harry B and Ian J played really well to win 21 – 13. Despite this however, we were behind 55 – 38.
We shared the six singles three apiece with Edith providing us with a great 15 – 5 win. The final outcome was a win to Chatsworth 121 – 105. At least the rain held off!!

  • Next match – Home – Lafarge – 29 May – 1.45pm

We have the first of our ‘friendly’ games this Sunday. Ashourne Park are entertaining us. Should be good.

Even though it’s a Bank Holiday we will be on the green at around 7 o’clock on Monday. Come and have a try I dare you!!

John B.

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Open Studios this Weekend

Ruby Hickmott and Gill Radcliffe will be opening their studios again this year for Derbyshire Open Arts, 24th,25th,26th May, 10am-5pm. Do please come and see what they have been up to this year, Ruby at 4 Church Walk, Gill at Flaxdale House. Ruby has been doing more work in oils, while Gill has continued with watercolour.

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Ruby Hickmott. Rolling clouds over the Dam, Carsington Oil 100x50cm unframed

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Gillian Radcliffe. Fishy Fantasy, watercolour 67x47cms framed

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Still time to vote

There is still time to vote in today’s European Parliament election, the
Polling Stations are open until 10pm this evening. On your ballot paper your vote for one political party, then the parties are awarded seats on the basis of their proportion of the vote, so every vote counts. Click here for the nine parties running in the East Midlands, and their candidate lists.

The Returning Officer for the Westminster parliamentary constituency of Kettering is serving as Returning Officer for the East Midlands region in today’s European Elections. The results will be declared on Sunday 25th May.

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Spring Bank Holiday Weekend

What’s on Where this Holiday Weekend
Day Time Event Location
Fri 23rd Last day of school before half-term School
Sat 24th 10am-5pm Derbyshire Open Arts
Ruby Hickmott
Gill Radcliffe
 
4 Church Walk
Flaxdale House
Sat 24th 11am-4pm Studio Pottery Sale
Work by Ray Stone
(proceeds to Charity)
Stubley, Creamery Lane
Sun 25th 9.30am Mattins Parwich Church
Sun 25th 10am-5pm Derbyshire Open Arts
Ruby Hickmott
Gill Radcliffe
 
4 Church Walk
Flaxdale House
Sun 25th 11am-4pm Studio Pottery Sale
Work by Ray Stone
(proceeds to Charity)
Stubley, Creamery Lane
Sun 25th 11.15am Holy Communion Alsop Church
Sun 25th 2pm Parwich Crown Green Bowls
friendly vs Ashbourne Park
Away
Sun 25th 2.30pm Methodist Service Parwich Church
Mon 26th Spring Bank Holiday
Mon 26th 10am-5pm Derbyshire Open Arts
Ruby Hickmott
Gill Radcliffe
 
4 Church Walk
Flaxdale House
Mon 26th 11am to 4pm Tea & Cakes in the Churchyard Alsop Church
Mon 26th 11am-4pm Studio Pottery Sale
Work by Ray Stone
(proceeds to Charity)
Stubley, Creamery Lane
Mon 26th 2.30 to 3.30pm Pilates for over 60s Memorial Hall
Mon 26th 5pm and
6.15pm
Pilates: two mixed ability classes Memorial Hall
Mon 26th 7-8pm Parwich Crown Green Bowls
Open Evening
Parson’s Croft

Click here to see the full Diary page; please email any event information to parwich@hotmail.co.uk

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Parwich Studio Pottery Sale

This weekend sees a chance to purchase ceramics by an important local artist and academic. Ray Stone grew up in Ashbourne, where he began creating pottery whilst still in his teens. His work explored both traditional methods and highly innovative styles over a number of decades. After his death the retrospective exhibition of his work in Parwich Memorial Hall attracted a lot of interest, those who did not know Ray’s work could not but be impressed by is range and beauty.

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All are welcome to this sale at Stubley in Creamery Lane, Parwich this weekend. Ray’s family will be donating all proceeds to charity.

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Bowls Open Evenings

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This evening Parish Annual Meeting included an excellent ‘Group and Societies Exhibition’ with very tasty cakes and other refreshments laid on by Catering 4 Parwich. Unfortunately the numbers of people enjoying it were limited.

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Early Morning

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Photo by Esther T

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Euro-elections tomorrow

Tomorrow (Thursday 22nd May) sees the elections for the European Parliament. Local polling is in the Meeting Room at the Memorial Hall from 7am to 10pm. On our ballot paper we cast a single vote for our preferred political party. The nine parties contesting our region are:

  • Labour
  • Conservative
  • Liberal Democrat
  • UKIP
  • Green Party
  • BNP
  • English Democrats
  • An Independence from Europe
  • Harmony


Our region returns five MEPs. Parties are allocated seats on a quota basis on the basis of their proportion of the total vote (see About My Vote). A party’s first seat goes to the first candidate on their list, a second seat to their second candidate and so on. The candidate list for each of the parties standing in the East Midlands region are as follows: (more…)

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Agenda 21may14

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Dear Possums,

Air rage incidents, caused by heavy binge drinking sessions prior to holiday flights, have seen a dramatic decrease lately mainly as a result of stringent new controls introduced at Gatwick airport. A spokesman told Weedkiller’s Travel Reporter that passenger confidence had received a most welcome boost, now that the recommended time between ‘bottle and throttle‘ for pilots has been greatly extended.

Ashbourne is well on track to becoming ‘fast food capital of the East Midlands’ with more outlets in the pipeline, including controversial plans for the now closed book shop in Dig St, but that’s another story.

Two guests have absconded from the Sudbury open prison leisure complex. John Harry and Charlie Casey have been missing for over a week. Harry is described as 6′ 1″, short brown hair and beard and has an Irish accent. Casey 5′ 10″, with short brown hair, blue eyes and an Irish accent. Anyone with any idea of their whereabouts should not approach the pair, but call 101 with an Irish accent immediately.

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Photos by David G

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Clear out those Cupboards!

PARWICH SALE TRAIL

Will take place on Wakes Saturday (28 June) in conjunction with the usual Village Market on the green.

Anyone in the village can participate. You can sell anything you like; bric a brac, toys, books, handmade goods, clothes, plants etc. Your items are sold by you outside your own house, or several people could group together at one property. A map will be produced to guide people to participating houses.

Now is the time to start looking out all the items you never use!

If you would like to be part of the Sale Trail or have any questions/suggestions please contact Fiona on 191 or Christine Goldstraw on 370

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Derbyshire Dales Council for Voluntary Service is hosting a Funding Fair at St Oswald’s Church Hall, Ashbourne.

Date: Tuesday 24th June  between 2.00pm and 5.00pm

Funders attending include:

  • Big Lottery Fund / Awards for All
  • Derbyshire Community Foundation
  • Derbyshire Sport
  • Derbyshire Environmental Trust (Lafarge / Tarmac)
  • Heritage Lottery Fund
  • BBC Children in Need

Short slots are available to book with a funder to talk about your project. If you would like a slot please contact DDCVS by phone or email with your contact details, a brief description of your project and the funder (s) you wish to speak to. Tel 01629 812154 or Email enquiries@ddcvs.org.uk

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Missing Post?

We have contacted customer services at Royal Mail delivery and discovered there has been an incident in the Alfreton area whereby post has been wilfully delayed by an employee. Some of the mail concerned was for DE6 and may explain why certain items of post we were expecting have not arrived.
Apparently the mail has been recovered and will be posted out. That is all I can tell you but maybe might explain why others in Parwich have not received expected mail.

Sue C

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