Archive for August, 2015

Plant Thug in Parwich

Thank you Mike R for this information:

Himalayan Balsam (Impatiens glandulifera)

I wonder if any other residents of Parwich have found this plant in their gardens. This year for the first time I have found an abundance of this weed in our gardens at Flaxdale. I have not been aware of it before now. It grows in height at an astonishing speed, about an inch a day.

Wikipedia describes it as follows… “It typically grows to 1 to 2 m (3.3 to 6.6 ft) high, with a soft green or red-tinged stem, and lanceolate leaves 5 to 23 cm (2.0 to 9.1 in) long. The crushed foliage has a strong musty smell. Below the leaf stems the plant has glands that produce a sticky, sweet-smelling, and edible nectar. The flowers are pink, with a hooded shape, 3 to 4 cm (1¼ to 1½ in) tall and 2 cm (¾ in) broad; the flower shape has been compared to a policeman’s helmet.

After flowering between June and October, the plant forms seed pods 2 to 3 cm (¾ to 1¼ in) long and 8 mm broad (¼ in), which explode when disturbed, scattering the seeds up to 7 metres (23 feet).” (see https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impatiens_glandulifera )

It was highlighted as a nuisance on the East Midlands evening news recently. Whenever I see it in the garden I pull it up and compost it before the seed pods form.

I would be interested to know of anyone else’s experience with this invasive weed and whether I am doing the correct thing.

Mike R

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The above plant was photographed in a Creamery Lane garden this July. It went from less than a foot tall to full flower in just over three weeks. It is particularly problematic along water courses, where it’s rapid growth quickly smothers native plants.

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September Lunch

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Baby Equipment?

Does anyone have any baby equipment that you no longer need: Moses basket, cot, baby chair, high chair etc? If so please would you contact me on 378.

Thank you very much,
Caroline H

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Thanks to David G for these atmospheric photos

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Giant Nature Quiz

Can you name these giants recently spotted in the area?

(Click on the photos to enlarge)

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Tea & Cakes are being served in the churchyard at Alsop, 11am – 4pm tomorrow (Monday). Please come along and support this event, in aid of Alsop Church. Stunning views, delicious cakes, not to be missed. Make a walk of it with great refreshments to look forward to.

Or whatever the weather combine tea & cakes with getting out to take some photos for the Photography Section in next Sunday’s Horticultural Show. (Click here for more details)

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Historic Moment

Thank you to Darwin for allowing us to share his photo of the last flying Vulcan, which was seen in our skies this teatime. This is the last year the plane will fly, so those that saw it were very lucky.

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Photo taken from Longcliffe.

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Only One Week Left

To cosset those courgettes, pamper the plums, create a quiche or bake some bread

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What’s on Where this Week
Day Time Event Location
Sun 30th No services Parwich & Alsop Churches
Sun 30th Peak Five Churches
Group Songs of Praise
Thorpe Church
Mon 31st Summer
Bank Holiday
Mon 31st 11am to 4pm Tea & Cakes
in the Churchyard
Alsop Church
Tue 1st 6-10pm Badminton: book via Cheryl tel 617 Memorial Hall
Tue 1st 6.30pm Parwich Crown Green Bowls
Matlock Tuesday League
vs. Asheood Park B
Away
Tue 1st 7pm Keep fit run/jog/walk – all abilities Sycamore car park
Wed 2nd 6-10pm Badminton: book via Cheryl tel 617 Memorial Hall
Thu 3rd Grey bin and food caddy collection Parwich
Thu 3rd 11am to 1pm Evie’s Artistic Session
More info: 390488
Memorial Hall
Thu 3rd 1.45pm Parwich Crown Green Bowls
Matlock Thursday Friendly League
vs.Bakewell
Away
Thu 3rd 6-10pm Badminton: book via Cheryl tel 617 Memorial Hall
Sun 6th No services Parwich & Alsop Churches
Sun 6th

 

9-11am
2.15pm
3.15pm

 

 

Parwich Horticultural Show
Staging of Exhibits
Open to pubic
Presentations of Prizes
and Auction of Exhibits
Click here to see the Show Schedule
Memorial Hall

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

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Oil Prices set to rise

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Update for Bradbourne & Parwich Heating Oil Club

Rates have jumped over the last few days as US economic growth revision boosts markets and with the winter ordering season approaching suppliers are busy. This may be the last we see of summer rates. The offer details for our clubs group orders are as follows:

  • Rate: Rate: £0.2899 (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 11.30 am TUESDAY 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 will be within 3 to 7 working days from club order on Tuesday. Please allow plenty of time for delivery.
  • 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.
  • Special Notes: If you have an AGA or require premium fuel, please see the club shop for the exocet range of premium additives.

www.oil-club.co.uk
Parwich Heating Oil Club
together we all save more

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This post has ben updated – click here for the most recent post.

Here is the list of properties for sale or rent in our area, correct (so far as we can tell from Rightmove) as of 28th August 2015.

For Sale:

For Rent:

  • Parwich, Rosemary Cottage, 3 bed detached, £650 pcm.
  • Parwich, Church Walk, 4 bed family home available now for rent. Good sized garden. Off road parking. Please contact Paul on 07790536257.
  • Parwich, Smithy Close, 1 bedroom flat (55+ only), £90 per week / £390 per month.

The list will be updated again I due course. Until then, you will be able to find it on the INFO page, via the SITE MAP.

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An Artistic Challenge

Fancy your chance at Floral Art? In this year’s Horticultural Show you can enter a floral arrangement in an egg cup, an arrangement on the theme Up the Garden Path – or how about having a go at a new idea for this year and use a fruit or vegetable as a container for an arrangement?

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Last years entry for the theme “Once Upon a Time”

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The Sharp End Approaches

PARWICH CROWN GREEN BOWLS CLUB

 We are rapidly approaching the sharp end of the season in the Leagues that we play in. As you avid readers of this stuff will know the Thursday League has become the ‘Thursday after the day before League’, however we are still in with a shout of promotion from the Tuesday League. You also obviously missed the fabulous sports report for last week’s matches, but grandchildren do get in the way don’t they. However because of that you will have to put up with a double helping this week.

 

Matlock Tuesday bowls league.

Away – Hathersage – 18 August – 6.30pm.

Top of the league and away from home today, it was a case of damage limitation if we wanted to keep in touch with possible promotion. Dawn A and Tony A had a great win 21 – 18. Not to be outdone Rick and Edith also won 21 – 18. When results like this occur there is always a ‘but’ and it was that we lost the next two games by a considerable margin. The final score was Hathersage 78, Parwich 59. Even after this result we have still hung on to third place, but now we were very much in third. More than twenty points behind the second team instead of 6.

Home – Chatsworth – 25 August – 6.30pm

After last week we needed to try and get a really good score, and a good score we did get. We won three games out of 4 with the dynamic duo Dawn A and Dot H winning 21 – 2! Matching this score Rick and Edith won 21 – 6. Last but by no means least Harry B and John B won 21 – 17. The final score was Parwich 76 – 46. This score could close the gap which opened up after last week. Only one more match to go in this League. Watch this space for next week’s nail biting finally!

Next match- Away – Ashwood Park – 1 September – 6.00pm.

 

Matlock Thursday Friendly League.

Home – Wirksworth – 20 August – 1.45pm

It was good to see that our doubles pairs won this week even if it was by only two points, but what a win by Sue A and Harry B 21 – 4. The singles matches were equally tight with both teams scoring 71 points each. Tony A leading the way winning 15 – 5 and Edith 15 – 9. The final score was a win to Parwich 119 – 117.

Away – Hope Works – 27 August – 1. 45pm

Top of the League and they really made their superiority count. It would not be fitting to dwell too much on the score as the death throes of our venture into the top division come to a dispiriting end. Suffice it to say we lost with dignity! Next year we will be in the lower division and our sojourn into higher echelons is over, for now. Only two more games to go.

Next match – Away – Bakewell – 3 September – 1.45pm.

 

John B.

 

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Aviva Cycle Tour

We have received the following from DDC:

Get ready for the world’s top cyclists in Derbyshire

Local people are being urged to decide where to watch the Aviva Tour of Britain as it passes through large parts of Derbyshire on Friday 11 September 2015.


The race features 20 cycling teams including Team Sky, Etixx Quick Step and Team Cannondale Garmin. Team Wiggins will also take part alongside the Great Britain Cycling Team.

And top British rider Mark Cavendish has just announced he is to take part in the race, as part of the Etixx Quick Step Team.

Stage 6 leaves Stoke at 10.30am, before it heads into Derbyshire. The route takes in Buxton, Whaley Bridge, Chapel-enl-e-Frith, the Hope Valley, Stoney Middleton, Bakewell, Chatsworth, Matlock, Cromford, Carsington, Belper and Ilkeston and then onto the finish in Nottingham. (more…)

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Bin Collection Next Week

DDDC has told us that our bins will be emptied on Thursday next week due to Monday being a Bank Holiday.

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Need Jobs Done?

Hi my name is Audrey. If you need your plants watering, dogs walked, pets fed or any other jobs then let me know!!

Email my dad cyclopsrocking@gmail.com

Thank you and be sure to email if you need my help.

Audrey N.

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Water Leak

Thank you to John V who has told us that he reported the water leak outside Sycamore Cottages to Severn Trent at 8.10 this morning.

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Click on the image above to download the schedule as a pdf

Paper copies of this schedule are also available at the Sycamore and the Legion

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Do Roses Grow on You?

Enter your blooms on 6 September and find out!

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2012 prize winners

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Really Cheap Oil

Update from Bradourne & Parwich Oil Club

Rates have fallen further this week to another new low due to the US government lowering oil price forecasts as a result of the Iran nuclear deal. With the winter ordering season less than a month away, the next few weeks would be a good time to stock up if you have not already done so. The offer details for our clubs group orders are as follows :

  • Rate: £0.2885 (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 11.30 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 will be within 3 to 10 working days from club order on Monday. Please allow plenty of time for delivery.
  • 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.

www.oil-club.co.uk
together we all save more

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Memories of times past

A swallow at the pond

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Photo by John F-S

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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
Sun 23rd 2pm Parwich Crown Green Bowls
Friendly vs. Hazelwood
Away
Sun 23rd 2.30pm Methodist Service Parwich Church
Tue 25th 6-10pm Badminton: book via Cheryl tel 617 Memorial Hall
Tue 25th 6.30pm Parwich Crown Green Bowls
Matlock Tuesday League
vs. Chatsworth B
Parson’s Croft
Tue 25th 7pm Keep fit run/jog/walk – all abilities Sycamore car park
Wed 26th Green bin, Blue 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 1.45pm Parwich Crown Green Bowls
Matlock Thursday Friendly League
vs. Hope Works A
Away
Thu 27th 6-10pm Badminton: book via Cheryl tel 617 Memorial Hall
Fri 28th 2.50 to
3.30pm
Mobile Library The Green
Sun 30th No services Parwich & Alsop Churches
Sun 30th Peak Five Churches
Group Songs of Praise
Thorpe Church
Mon 31st Summer
Bank Holiday
Mon 31st 11am to 4pm Tea & Cakes
in the Churchyard
Alsop Church

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

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Diary updates please

We are updating the Diary page next week, so if you have any Alsop, Ballidon, Parwich or Pikehall events (September and October) that you want to go in the Diary in time to be included in the Peak Five Churches Magazine’s September issue, please send them in for Monday (24th August).

Including our Diary in the Church magazine is important as it helps you reach some of those who are not on-line.

Please send Diary information to parwich@hotmail.co.uk.

Thank you, Peter

Note, click here for

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Dancercise on Saturday

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DCC Flood Assistance

Helping residents to prepare for floods at any time of year

Floods don’t just happen in the winter and we are urging residents to be prepared at any time of year.


The county had summer floods in June 2007 and July 2012 which caused serious and costly damage to some properties. Derbyshire County Council is now supplying free packs of sandbags through many of their libraries in addition to other collection points.

Sandbags can offer some protection against flood water entering a property. If the water does get in they can be used for damage limitation by diverting water away from more vulnerable parts of the property. They need to be filled and ready for use rather than trying to fill them as any flood water rises.

DCC’s Cabinet Member for Health and Communities Councillor Dave Allen said:

“Floods can happen at any time of year and we want to help residents be prepared, particularly those who live in areas most at risk.

“Our emergency planning team will provide support as usual but the new system will allow householders to take steps themselves to protect their homes and help prevent flood damage.

“Having sandbag collection points in 15 of our libraries across the county means people will easily be able to get their own supplies.”

Residents can get a free pack of 10 empty sandbags and supporting information from the following libraries:

  • Alfreton
  • Ashbourne
  • Bakewell
  • Bolsover
  • Chapel-en-le-Frith
  • Clay Cross
  • Clowne
  • Dronfield
  • Eckington
  • Hayfield
  • New Mills
  • Ripley
  • Swadlincote
  • Whaley Bridge
  • Woodville.

Packs are limited to one per household but requests for further packs will be considered in appropriate cases. The supporting information included in each pack includes a public health flooding advice leaflet, advice on how best to lay the sandbags, where to get supplies of sand and what further support DCC can give.

Residents who are unable to get to a library collection point can request a pack.

Find out more about how to protect properties from flooding.

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Two questions…

Do wasps collect resin?

 

What bug is this?

Photos by David G

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Who will Hoover Up the Prizes?

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In the new Novelty Cake section of the Horticultural Show?

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Click on the image above to download the schedule as a pdf

Paper copies of this schedule are also available at the Sycamore and the Legion

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The mists are coming

Photos by David G

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What’s on Where this Week
Day Time Event Location
Sun 16th 10am Holy Communion Parwich Church
Sun 16th 11.15am Holy Communion Alsop Church
Tue 18th 6-10pm Badminton: book via Cheryl tel 617 Memorial Hall
Tue 18th 6.30pm Parwich Crown Green Bowls
Matlock Tuesday League
vs. Hathersage
Away
Tue 18th 7pm Keep fit run/jog/walk – all abilities Sycamore car park
Wed 19th Grey bin and food caddy collection Parwich
Wed 19th 6-10pm Badminton: book via Cheryl tel 617 Memorial Hall
Thu 20th 11am to 1pm Evie’s Artistic Session
More info: 390488
Memorial Hall
Thu 20th 1.45pm Parwich Crown Green Bowls
Matlock Thursday Friendly League
vs. Wirksworth B
Parson’s Croft
Thu 20th 6-10pm Badminton: book via Cheryl tel 617 Memorial Hall
Sat 22nd 1 – 3pm Family Dancercise
contact Ian Dipaolo tel 0790 944 3293
Memorial Hall
Sun 23rd 9.30am Mattins Parwich Church
Sun 23rd 11.15am Mattins Alsop Church
Sun 23rd 2pm Parwich Crown Green Bowls
Friendly vs. Hazelwood
Away
Sun 23rd 2.30pm 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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Family Dancersise

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The District Council have issued the following press release about the up coming season of Dancersise sessions in the Memorial Hall:

Family Dancercise comes to Parwich

Tucked away to the north of Ashbourne, until recently Parwich was one of the Derbyshire Dales’ best kept secrets. That is until earlier this year when it was named by the Sunday Times as ‘one of the best places to live in Britain’.

So what better place for Derbyshire Dales District Council to launch its Family Dancercise classes. The monthly Dancercise sessions take place at Parwich Memorial Hall and feature a different dancing style each month. The classes are aimed at families and all ages and abilities are welcome to attend.

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Well Played Parwich!

PARWICH CROWN GREEN BOWLS CLUB

Only one league match this week, but the Robins were twittering, the Greenaway exciting and the league match well find out more below dear reader.

Matlock Tuesday bowls league
Home – Matlock Golf Club – 11 August – 6.30pm.

Having played the Golf Club in the Thursday League last week and been soundly beaten it was imperative that we tried to reverse the result in this League. Obviously the format is very different, as indeed are the players, however to keep pressure on the top two teams, good play was required. The team did not disappoint, Dennis and Clara E will have to be known as the ‘comeback kids’. Last week they were losing really well and then won 18 straight points. This week they were 14 – 3 down and only lost 21 – 19. They just won’t give in. This was the only game we lost. Dawn and Dot played a blinder and won 21 – 8, and Rick and Edith won 21 – 11. Pat and John B also won 21 – 18. When all was added up we won 82 – 58. Bearing in mind the maximum you can score is 84, this was our best result for some time. We were 25 points behind the second team in the Division so dependent on results we might close the gap a bit. Cross everything next week as we are playing the top of the league and on their patch.

  • Next match- Away – Hathersage – 18 August – 6.15pm.

Matlock Thursday Friendly League

No league match this week, but a great replacement the Greenaway Charity Competition. The Greenaway centre in Darley Dale does marvellous work for people less able than us. If you need that old chair re-caned or some printing done then that’s the place to go. In the past Parwich players have done well in the competition with the likes of Ron Birch and John B winning. This year we came close again. John B was knocked out in the second round. Tony A got to the quarter final, but Rick M (he who plays with Edith) got all the way to the final playing with Phil Meacham from the Hazelwood club. They were eventually beaten, but at least little Parwich was nearly there again. Next year perhaps? The main winner as always was the Greenaway Centre who will benefit from over £1000 raised on the day. Now that is a result.

  • Next match – Home – Wirksworth – 20 August – 1.45pm.

Last Sunday the Robins were rocking again, particularly in the guise if Rick M. You can’t keep a good man down. Rick won the main competition for the second year running with Tony A winning the Plate side. Well done the pair of you. More Robins of some description next year no doubt.

John B.

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Peak District woodlands to be sold

The Peak District National Park Authority is to sell a number of woodlands.

Six initial sites have been selected  –  Coronation Plantation, Nabb’s Quarry Wood, Newhaven Plantation, Shay Bends Wood, Slack Hall Wood and Wetton Wood.

Jane Chapman, assistant director at the Peak District National Park Authority, said: “Following a review of our properties, we have identified six woodlands to be sold now, with a similar number to follow later in the year.

“Having established or improved these woods – often by reclaiming former rubbish tips or quarry sites – then protected and maintained them over many years, we have fulfilled our primary objective as a national park. We now want to return these natural assets to the community, as we are reducing our liabilities at a time of budget reductions and would like to make the best possible use of the resources we have.

“The sales will allow us to focus on the protection, improvement and maintenance of our remaining woodlands.”

The Authority currently manages 120 woodlands, covering approximately 443 hectares of land. The portfolio has been acquired since the designation of the national park, with the aim of securing important landscape features, rescuing woodlands which were deemed to be under threat or in need of restoration. They were also acquired as part of major estates.

The first six woodlands to be sold are:

Coronation Plantation, Leadmill, nr Hathersage (1.14 hectares)
Bought in early 1970s by what was then the Peak Park Joint Planning Board to ‘maintain landscape stability’.

Nabb’s Quarry Wood, Wildboarclough area of SW Peaks ( 0.44ha)
Reclaimed from quarry land in early 1970s.

Newhaven Plantation, Newhaven on A515 (1.8ha)
Bought in 2005, partially felled and replanted.

Shay Bends Wood, on A623 Baslow to Calver road (0.8ha)
Woodland on banks of River Derwent.

Slack Hall Wood, nr Chapel-en-le-Frith on road to Winnats Pass (3.1ha)
Recent cutting completed at roadside site to pre-empt future traffic issues.

Wetton Wood, above village of Wetton, North Staffs (0.16ha)
Former rubbish tip, now walled and established broadleaf and conifer woodland.

The selling agents for the woodlands are Fisher German, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, tel 01530 412821.

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Do You Know Your Onions?

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Find out on Sunday 6 September.

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Speed Limit Consultation

Do you have an opinion about 20mph speed limits in residential areas? Derbyshire County Council is asking people for their views on the issue as part of a review.


DCC scrutiny committee is looking at 20mph speed limits following requests from a number of communities for them in their areas. The review is only looking at 20mph speed limits on residential roads that are not on major through routes and that don’t have speed humps.

The consultation is online and closes on 30 September 2015.

In the survey residents are asked if they support or oppose 20mph speed limits, and if they think they make residential areas safer, reduce pollution and noise and make areas better places to live.

Councillor Kevin Gillott, chair of the Improvement and Scrutiny Places Committee, said:

“We’d like to hear from as many people as possible, whether they think 20mph speed limits are a good idea or a bad idea.”

Before any 20mph speed limits are introduced DCC would carry out consultation with the local community.

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Hurrah it is Raining

Chance for you to capture the Sunshine and Showers for the photography section of the Horticultural Show. Of course there might not be enough for Making a Splash and you may have to go Up the Garden Path to snap that perfect photo.

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One of JFS’s splashes from last year

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Kindling for Sale

Kindling for sale
£ 2.00 a net bag

Can deliver

Vicky and Earl Yeomans
01335 390122

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Click on the image above to download the schedule as a pdf

Paper copies of this schedule are also available at the Sycamore and the Legion

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Perseid Meteor Showers

Earth is currently passing through the debris of a comment. This happens at various times in the year, resulting in meteor showers or shooting stars. The August shower is called the Perseids, and is in my opinion the best as it is more likely to be warm enough to enjoy sitting out at night to watch them. They should be at their best over the next three or four nights.

Click here for more details and best times to look out for them.

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