Archive for November, 2014

Tonight’s Sunset

Photographed from Creamery Lane.

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The Future of our Buses

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BUSES at RISK

Parwich is at risk of losing its bus services as we know them today.
Derbyshire County Council, faced with Government cuts, has to make savings and is consulting about a new network for its subsidised services. In order to preserve as much of the service as we have today, can people in the village complete a DCC questionnaire copies of which are in the Pump bus shelter.

It is vital for our village that we have a voice in making sure we retain services, especially for those who use the bus to shop, link in to the Swift service from Ashbourne to Derby and Uttoxeter or depend on it to get to the Royal Derby Hospital. (A taxi from the Royal Derby to Parwich costs in the region of £30.)

A significant number in Parwich will be affected if the bus service is radically altered leaving the elderly, teenagers, those who need it for work or hospital appointments or travelling further afield at a significant disadvantage.

The questionnaire can also be completed online at

derbyshire.gov.uk/supportedbuses

But there are those without access to the Internet which is why there are hard copies in the Pump Shed. These have to be completed by December 14 and handed in at the library in Ashbourne or the mobile library in Parwich on December 1 or December 15. Alternatively, put the completed form through the letter box of Church Cottage (above the trough) and we will ensure they are handed in.

Could people be neighbourly and watch out for those who might like copies of the form.

Perhaps surprisingly, the questionnaire does not ask us what would encourage us to use the service or use it more frequently. I think it would be worthwhile adding your view to the questionnaire.

Richard Tresidder

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What’s on Where this Week
Day Time Event Location
Sun 30th No services today Parwich & Alsop
Churches
Sun 30th 10am Peak Five Group Parishes
Children’s Event
Let There Be Light
Tissington Village Hall
Mon 1st 10am
/ 10.07am
Bus to Bakewell
arrives Bakewell 10.40, leaves 13.35
Sycamore Cottages
/ Alsop Church
Mon 1st 12.45pm Parwich Christmas Lunch
Soup, Roast Turkey
& Xmas Pudding/Trifle
Wine & Christmas Crackers
Phone Val tel.390 458
Memorial Hall
Mon 1st 5pm and
6.15pm
Pilates: two mixed ability classes Memorial Hall
Tue 2nd 6-10pm Badminton: book via Cheryl tel 617 Memorial Hall
Tue 2nd 7pm Keep fit run/jog/walk – all abilities Sycamore car park
Wed 3rd by 9am Bags2School collection day School
Wed 3rd Green bin, Blue bin and food caddy collection Parwich
Wed 3rd 6-10pm Badminton: book via Cheryl tel 617 Memorial Hall
Thu 4th 11am to 1pm Evie’s Artistic Session
More info: 390488
Memorial Hall
Thu 4th 6-10pm Badminton: book via Cheryl tel 617 Memorial Hall
Thu 4th 7.30pm
Onwards
Jamie Oliver Party
Range of cookware demonstrated
All Welcome
Sycamore Inn
Sun 7th No services today Parwich & Alsop
Churches
Sun 7th from 4pm Legion Annual Christmas Fayre Legion

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

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Legion Events in December

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At the Christmas Fayre

Cheryl and the Memorial Hall Committee organised a very successful event, which was very well attended, especially the pop up café (I really enjoyed the gluten free scones). Here are a couple of photos by John F-S:

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Legion Christmas Market

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House to Let

Terry's house

Two bedroomed semi detached house with full central heating and double glazed throughout.
Available from the 8th December 2014. The lounge has an open fire, and the kitchen is fully fitted with ceramic hob and electric oven.
The property has a large garden mainly laid to lawn.

The rental for this property is £555-00 PCM.

Non smokers only / pets by agreement with the owner.

Tel 01335390360 for further details

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Ashbourne Leisure Centre Update

Opening date for £60,000 leisure centre upgrade

A £60,000 upgrade of the fitness suite at Derbyshire Dales District Council’s Ashbourne Leisure Centre is to be unveiled on schedule. From this coming Monday, 1 December, existing and new members will be able to use the new facility – an extension of the centre’s former fitness suite, featuring new equipment – followed by an official ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday 5 December.

The District Council successfully won the upgrade funding from Derbyshire County Council’s ‘Aiming High Fund’ to create an inclusive fitness centre of excellence, giving better access, equipment and environment for people with varying disabilities. A condition of the grant meant the funding had to be spent and the project completed by the end of December this year – and work started on 10 October.

It’s a welcome boost for the District Council following a blaze at the Ashbourne centre at the end of July. Investigations by experts and insurers means the centre’s pool will remain closed until the new year. (more…)

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Happy Thanksgiving

imageThe Blog Team would like to wish the Americans living in the local parishes a very enjoyable Thanksgiving. Also it is a good time for all of us to remember what we have to be thankful for.

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Book early to ensure places; visit the Peak Five Facebook page for more information.

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School Newsletter #3

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You can also view the 2014-2015 Parent questionnaire – Autumn

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The end of a fine day

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Photo by John F-S

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Memorial Hall Christmas Fayre

Also Ashbourne’s Flower Café are opening a Pop up Café at the Memorial Hall during … …

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Tickets available from Cheryl Woolley or at the door on the night. Also, if anybody wants to donate a raffle prize, they would be gratefully received.

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Christmas and New Year Waste Collections

We have been sent the following in relation to waste collections over the festive period….

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Weedkiller Extra Dose #30

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By Paul B

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Message from Barbara McCormick

To everyone in Parwich, I would like to say a very sincere thank you for all your kindness in sending cards, messages, donations and loving thoughts to me and the girls following Brian’s death.

We have been overwhelmed by it all. It still seems very unreal and I miss him so much. Although hard, it has been so lovely to read words describing what he meant to people and how they remembered him. We have so many great friends and memories from our time in Parwich, and he treasured all those.

Also a special thanks to everyone who came up to Cumbria to be with us and give us support. He would have been very proud and honoured.

I don’t know how I will get over this ache and it will take a long time but I will try to be positive like he was.  Thank you again.

Love Barbara and family

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Ashbourne’s Flower Café are opening a Pop up Café at the Memorial Hall Christmas Fayre, open from 7 to 9pm on Thursday evening 27th November.

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So as well as getting some Christmas shopping you can enjoy coffee, tea or soft drinks and a selection of their wonderful cakes (including gluten free delights).

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OTS xmas special 2014

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The Legion’s weekly open the safe competition was brought to a swift end on Friday during draw number 5 (of a possible 30) when Paul Cooper successfully selected the winning key and won £348.50 – many Congratulations to Paul!!!

Since the event has been so popular it will return as a weekly draw in the New Year. However, from now until the 24th December the Legion will be running an ‘Open the Safe Christmas Special’, culminating in a single ‘winner takes all’ draw on Christmas eve. Full details to follow soon…..

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THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED – CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST VERSION

Here is the  list of properties for sale or rent in our area, correct(so far as we can tell) as of November 24th 2014.

For Sale

  • Parwich, 5 bed detached farmhouse with 2 holiday cottages, £850,000.
  • Pikehall, 6 bedroom detached house, £750,000 (new price).
  • Pikehall, 5 bed detached farmhouse and 5 holiday cottages, £750,000 (new price).
  • NEW – Parwich, Creamery Lane, 4 bed character property, £475,000
  • Church Walk, 2 bed barn conversion, £350,000.
  • NEWParwich, 3 bed property, £300,000.
  • Creamery Lane, 2 bed character property, £190,000.

For Rent

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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Christmas Trees!

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Marion F-S has shared the following link with the Blog Team, it has a great review of their barn and also Parwich. We are lucky to live in such a beautiful place.

 

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East meets west..

The following photos were taken by David G on Saturday afternoon..

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Art Exhibition

You still just have a chance to see Esther’s work in the Memorial Hall. By popular demand the Exhibition is staying open till 5.30pm today.

The Exhibition contains a fascinating selection of studies, sketches and finished paintings on a wide range of subjects: including Esther’s work in Senegal, local farming and wild life and the Meynell Hunt. Here are a few photos taken this afternoon:

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Our Weatherman in the Village says:

After a very mild Saturday, temperatures look like dropping to more normal levels with a cooler period in prospect. Monday looks like being dry and bright followed by damper conditions mid-week and hopefully a return to dry conditions later in the week.

There may be the chance of some overnight frost this week, but not much prospect of fog, so the clearly displayed contact details of our long suffering Parish Councilors will be continue to be visible on the notice board ( – as they were this week when I walked by)!

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Oil Club

Thanks to Martin for this up to date information on the oil club:

We are ordering this weekend. With Christmas just a month away we recommend members check their oil levels and order this weekend if required to beat the Christmas rush. Furthermore rumours OPEC will cut production at next week’s meeting are now pushing oil prices back up.

The offer details for our club orders group are as follows:

Rate: £0.4374 (pence per litre excluding vat [5% for Domestic use])
Minimum order: 500 Litres (Please note some suppliers may make a surcharge if they deliver less than the min qty)
Heating oil type: Kerosene (28 second) heating oil – Bulk
Order and pay by date: Orders & payments submitted by 10.30 am Monday morning will be included with on this order. (Orders after this time may not be included in this order- please check the order screen for an update)
Delivery time frame: Delivery within 5 to 10 working days from club order on Monday.
Debit card charge: The supplier does not charge for the use of a debit card.
Credit card charge: The supplier DOES charge 1.5% for the use of a credit card.

Regards Martin

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What’s on Where this Week
Day Time Event Location
Sun 23rd 9.30am Mattins Parwich Church
Sun 23rd 10am to
4pm
Exhibition by local artist,
Esther Tyson
Senegal: a Sense of Place
admission free
Memorial Hall
Sun 23rd 11.15am Mattins Alsop Church
Sun 23rd 2.30pm Methodist Service Parwich Church
Mon 24th 5pm and
6.15pm
Pilates: two mixed ability classes Memorial Hall
Tue 25th 6-10pm Badminton: book via Cheryl tel 617 Memorial Hall
Tue 25th 7pm Keep fit run/jog/walk – all abilities Sycamore car park
Wed 26th Grey bin and food caddy collection Parwich
Wed 26th 6-10pm Badminton: book via Cheryl tel 617 Memorial Hall
Thu 27th 11am to 1pm Evie’s Artistic Session
More info: 390488
Memorial Hall
Thu 27th 7-9pm Festival of Local Fabulousness
Christmas Fayre
promoting local businesses
Memorial Hall
Fri 28th 6.30pm
onwards
Friday Night at the Legion
no ‘Open the Safe’ this week, as it was won last week
Legion
Sun 30th No services today Parwich & Alsop
Churches
Sun 30th 10am Peak Five Group Parishes
Children’s Event
Let There Be Light
Tissington Village Hall

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

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Don’t miss out!

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Tickets available from Cheryl Woolley or at the door on the night. Also, if anybody wants to donate a raffle prize, they would be gratefully received.

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Book early to ensure places; visit the Peak Five Facebook page for more information.

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Sign Removed

The person who took the sign from 1 chestnut cottage last evening, you obviously didnt see the camera . I will press charges against you, unless the sign is returned to the place from which it was taken. I understand it was possibly a prank . Best return it before the boys in blue pay you a visit.

Terry P

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Legion Events in December

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OTS Week5

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Diary Page Reminder

If there any events you want adding to the parwich.org Diary pages for December, January and February in time for them to also appear in the Church’s December/January Peak Five Group Magazine please let us know at parwich@hotmail.co.uk (or add a comment to this post) this weekend.

Please note next month’s Group Magazine is a double issue, covering January 2015 as well.

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Bus Services Consultation

Passengers using DCC funded bus services are being urged to provide information about their journeys − to help shape services in the future.


DCC needs to make cuts of £157 million by 2018, including making savings on the local bus and community transport services it supports.  Most bus services in Derbyshire are run commercially by local bus companies who set the routes and fares.  But around 15 per cent are funded by the council, including current spend of £3.7m on subsidised bus services.  Around £1.4 m is also spent on supporting community transport dial-a-bus services throughout the county and £50,000 on Wheels to Work − a moped loan and cycle scheme which helps people get to work, education or training.
But before any decisions about reducing or withdrawing services are made bus users are being asked to tell us about the journeys they make − which routes they use, when they travel and the reasons for making their trips. They are also being asked about the impact on them if any of these services were taken away or changed.
Councillor Dean Collins Cabinet Member for Highways, Transport and Infrastructure said:

“We understand that getting out and about is vital to people maintaining their independence but we need to make savings and some difficult decisions about the services we can support in the future will have to be made. Local bus and community transport services will have to be run differently in the future because we will not have the same level of funding to support them. But we will not make any decisions about individual services until we have gathered information from bus users.”

The bus user survey can be completed online at derbyshire.gov.uk/supportedbuses or printed copies are available from all Derbyshire branch libraries.
Closing date for responses is 14 December 2014. Feedback from this survey will then be used to develop proposals for how transport, funded by the council, could run in the future.
These proposals will then go out to full consultation in 2015.
Councillor Collins added: “It’s really important that passengers tell us about their journeys so that any decisions we make have been properly informed, so that we can continue to provide the services that people want.”

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Christmas Parking

For the seventh year in a row, Derbyshire Dales District Council is encouraging people to shop locally this Christmas by introducing free parking across the district from 1st December. In a scheme designed to boost trade, it will be free to park in any District Council car park after 2pm throughout December. (more…)

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Legion Christmas Market

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