Archive for June, 2017

Wakes Photos

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Stolen Landrover

A grey Landrover Defender 110 has been stolen overnight 28-29/06/2017 from Flagg, Derbyshire Dales. If you have any information regarding this or think you may have seen anything suspcious please contact Derbyshire Rural Crime Team by calliing 101.

Please remember to secure your property particularly quad bikes and Landrover Defenders as these are currently the items that are being targeted by criminals.  If you would like any advice regarding security please do not hesitate to contact us on 101.


The Rural Crime Team


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Parwich Wakes Friday Night Party

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What’s on Where Wakes Saturday
Day Time Event Location
Sat 1st 9.45am
Oddfellows Parade
Oddfellows Service
Oddfellows Dinner
start at Pub
Parwich Church
Memorial Hall
Sat 1st 10am to 2pm Wakes Village Market The Green
Sat 1st 6pm Carnival
& fancy dress parade
start at School
finish on The Green
Sat 1st approx
Fun Fair Sycamore Green
Sat 1st 7.30pm Hog Roast
Doveholes Brass Band Concert
The Green
Sat 1st 8pm
Beach Party
DJ Funky Gibbon
dolphins, sharks, seagulls, golden sand and plenty of beer
Sycamore Inn

Click here to see the Wakes Programme; also look out for event photos and reports here on the Blog.

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Crown Green Bowls

We are now on the reverse fixtures as we have started the second half of the season. Last week we played a team top of the division. This week in one league we played a team second in the division and the other match was against the top team. How would we get on?

Tuesday League.
June 27 – Away – Matlock Park.
Because of the vagaries of the fixture list this was our third away match in a row. To cap that our opponents were second top! We really do have a very good set of players in the Club. Not sure if we got new members whether they would ever get a game so good are we! Only kidding – please come and see how the game can be played. Two games each this time, it was all a question of the size of the wins or the fewer points lost. Our first two pairs did not fair well losing 21 – 8 and 21 – 11. What could our third and fourth pairs do? Captain fantastic Dawn led the way with Tony A an able partner. They came home with a win 21 – 17. Our final pair, the ones who walk on water, Rick and Edith nearly pulled off a brilliant win for the team. At one point it looked as though they were going to do it, but their opponents just managed to accumulate enough points for a Matlock win. Final score Matlock 66, Parwich 61. We were in third place in the league, but I am not sure if our 61 points this week will keep us there. Next week we play our nemesis team Matlock Golf Club.
Next Match – Matlock Golf Club – Home – 4 July – 6.30pm.

Thursday League
June 29 – Home – Hazelwood.
Having beaten the team top of the league last week we were entertaining the team who took over that mantle this week. Now bear in mind that Hazelwood have nearly 10 times our members, how would we do? Our doubles pairs did us proud. Tony A and Liz H not only played their little socks off, they played their shoes off as well, winning 21 – 9. Although Ian J and Harry B lost they battled so hard, at one point they were 20 – 4 down. They did not give in and managed to get up to double figures, just. Clara E and Dot H also kept on pegging and only just lost 21 – 18. Clara has just bought herself some new woods, just wait until she gets them on the green. Parwich 49, Hazelwood 51.
Six singles matches next. Our new member Keith got us off to a great start winning 15 – 10. The redoubtable Edith won 15 – 9. Dawn A came romping home 15 – 2. What a player she is. We had lost two of the other games and it was down to Rick playing with his Blackpool rock mint bowls. Any doubt? Not a chance he breezed home 15 – 10. Singles games, Parwich 72, Hazelwood 61. Final result Parwich 121, Hazelwood 112. I keep telling you to come and watch us!! Next week the elephant under the green club.
Next match – Away – Youlgrave – 6 July – 1.45pm.

If you get fed up with craning your neck looking for runners up Parwich Hill on Tuesday night come to the Green and cheer your bowls team on. Enjoy ‘wakes’ whatever you do.

John B.

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Open Gardens 2017

Many thanks to Andy G who has sent in a raft of lovely photos of Sunday’s event. Here is a small selection:


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Please order by Friday 7th July
Lunch 17 Jul (2)

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As usual the event can’t happen without the army of volunteer helpers on the night. If you are able to help, especially with marshalling the event, please contact Nia on 661

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With immediate affect the Legion now accepts payment by credit or debit card, either with pin or contactless. There is no minimum spend or surcharge.

We are also able to offer cash back to our customers.

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Legion Notice

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Calling all Strongmen!


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Football Cancelled


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Derby Dales District Council are encouraging as many people as possible to complete the Rural Services Network survey on living in a rural area. Follow this link for more information and to complete the survey.

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The minutes of the Annual Meeting of the Parish Councilheld on the 17th May have been published on the Parish Council website and can be seen here

The annual Governance Statement and Accounting Statement for 2016-7 submitted to the external Auditors can be seen here

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Open Gardens Thank You


A great big thank-you to all those who opened their gardens yesterday. We mustn’t forget all those involved in the organisation of the day either.
We had an extremely successful event with just under 400 people attending, most of whom consumed a cream tea!
Although we do not as yet have a final net figure for the day, we are confident that we should have raised sufficient funds to help other organisations. A reminder to groups in the village that requests for funding must be submitted in writing by the AGM in November.
Finally, a thank-you to all villagers who obviously had made an effort to make Parwich even more attractive and then welcomed visitors, no doubt putting up with some inconvenience during the day.

Horticultural Society Committee

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If you would like a red rose buttonhole for the Parade on Saturday, please order by 8pm on Thursday. Buttonholes are priced at £3.50 and will be available for collection from outside the Sycamore Inn on the morning of the Parade.

Thanks, Delia / 390758

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A Few More Garden Photos

Thanks this time to Alex S and John FS.


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Via Gellia Road Closure

We have received the following from Derbyshire County Council:

Rock fall leads to emergency road closure
A section of a Derbyshire road will be closed for two weeks while work to remove fallen rocks and make others safe is carried out.

The A5012 Via Gellia road is closed between the Ryder Point junction and Grangemill crossroads.
Work had been planned for August to carry out necessary clearance and repairs to bordering rock faces, but recent falls mean it needs completing immediately.
Fallen rocks will be removed, with remaining rocks bolted or netted to prevent further falls.
Diversionary routes are in place via the A6, A5270, and the A515.


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Open the Safe

There will be no ‘open the safe’ for the next two weeks, it will restart after Wakes, on  Friday 14th July.

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Open Gardens 2017

Thank you to Caroline G and Marion FS for these photos of yesterday’s event. A huge thank you to those who opened their gardens, some of whom are seen below enjoying a well earned bite to eat and a glass of wine after the gardens had closed.

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Sunday’s Delight

Open Gardens 2017 Flyer Poster £1 pdhs members

Don’t forget, please send any photos of gardens to


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Oil Price Lower


Update for Bradbourne & Parwich Heating Oil Club

Brent crude continues to drop back a little further this week reaching a 10 month low of $45.50 a barrel today.

The rate and offer details for our clubs group orders for this weekend are as follows:

Rate: £0.3390 ( per litre excluding vat [5% for Domestic use])

For full details

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 with payment information 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 within 10 working days from club order on Monday

(Delivery times for this time of year will be subject to adverse weather and supply conditions so please order early)

Debit card charge: The supplier does not charge for the use of a debit card.

Credit card charge: The supplier DOES charge 2.5% 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.

Our next order date after this weekend is in one week’s time, 3rd July 2017

Order dates are subject to enough group orders to secure bulk rates.

Please keep an eye on the emails or web site.

Parwich Heating Oil Club

together we all save more

Also visit the Facebook page.

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Parwich Wakes – 1 week to go..

Wakes is only 1 week away make sure you are ready…

Saturday 1st July ‘Wakes Saturday’

9.45am   Oddfellows’ procession – Starting from the Sycamore

11am   Oddfellows’ Service – St Peter’s Church. All welcome

1.15 pm   Oddfellows’ Dinner – Parwich Memorial Hall

10am to 2pm   Village Market on the Green, including Coldeaton Jersey Ice Cream! (there is still space available if anybody would like a stall)

6pm   Fancy Dress and Carnival – Assemble at the School steps

6.15pm   Grand Fancy Dress Carnival Procession around the village ending at the Green

7.30pm   Hog Roast and Doveholes Brass Band Concert


Sunday 2nd July:

11am   The Campsite ‘Songs of Praise Service’ – Parsons Croft

12noon   Fun and Games with the Campers – Parsons Croft

6pm   Treasure Hunts around the Village – Start on the Green; end at Legion

7.30pm   Wakes BBQ – Legion


Monday 3rd July Children’s Sports (open to all):

6.30 pm   Children’s Sports – Nethergreen


Tuesday 4th July: The 40th Annual Parwich Hill Race (Starting and finishing at The Sycamore and run over Parwich Hill and roads around Parwich)

7pm   Local Ladies’ Race

7.30 pm   Junior Hill Race (Local Children are defined as those who were, or still are, eligible to attend Parwich School. (14 Years old and under)

8pm   Senior Hill Race (Entry £4)


Wednesday 5th July

7pm   Strongman Competition – Organised and supported by the Sycamore Inn


Thursday 6th July: Children’s Film Night

6.30 pm   Children’s Film Night Film – Parwich Memorial Hall


Friday 7th July – Party Night!   

8pm   Doors open. Music by SOUTHBOUND. Tickets £5

Bar provided by the Legion. Parwich Memorial Hall


Saturday 8th July Family Race Night

5pm   Ball race on Pump Hill

5.30 pm   Race Night at the Legion: Horses and ferrets! – Legion

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Football Cancelled


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Sheep Loose

Apparently there are Sheep in the road on Creamery lane. 3 lambs 2 adult.

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What’s on Where next Week
Day Time Event Location
Sun 25th 9.30am Mattins Parwich Church
Sun 25th 11.15am Mattins Alsop Church
Sun 25th 1 – 6 pm Parwich Open Gardens
cream teas served in Memorial Hall
plant stall
Arts & Crafts in the Gardens
tickets from
Memorial Hall
Sun 25th 1.00pm Legion open Legion
Sun 25th 6.30pm Sunday Football
for adults and grown up kids
Parson’s Croft
Mon 26th 10am
/ 10.07am
Bus to Bakewell
arrives Bakewell 10.40, leaves 13.35
Sycamore Cottages
/ Alsop Church
Tue 27th 6-10pm Badminton & Tabletennis
book via Cheryl tel 617
Memorial Hall
Tue 27th 6.30pm Parwich Crown Green Bowls
vs. Matlock Park B
Wed 28th Green bin, Blue bin and food caddy collection Parwich
Wed 28th 6-10pm Badminton & Tabletennis
book via Cheryl tel 617
Memorial Hall
Thu 29th St. Peter’s Day
Thu 29th 11am to 1pm Evie’s Artistic Session
More info: 390488
Memorial Hall
Thu 29th 1.45pm Parwich Crown Green Bowls
vs. Hazelwood
Parson’s Croft
Thu 29th 4.30pm to 7pm Fish & Chip Van
visiting Parwich alternate Thursdays
tel. 0751 107 6249
The Green
Thu 29th 6-10pm Badminton & Tabletennis
book via Cheryl tel 617
Memorial Hall
Fri 30th 5.30pm Children’s Friday Football
no football this week, back to normal next week Friday 7th July
Parson’s Croft

July 2017

Date Time Event Location
Sat 1st
Sat 8th
Parwich Wakes
Click here for outline programme
Sat 1st 9.45am
Oddfellows Parade
Oddfellows Service
Oddfellows Dinner
start at Sycamore Inn
Parwich Church
Memorial Hall
Sat 1st 10am to 2pm Wakes Village Market The Green
Sat 1st 6pm Carnival
& fancy dress parade
start at School
finish on The Green
Sat 1st 7.30pm Hog Roast
Doveholes Brass Band Concert
The Green
Sun 2nd 11am Campsite Songs of Praise Parson’s Cross
Sun 2nd 12am Fun & Games with the Campers Parson’s Cross
Sun 2nd 6pm Treasure Hunt start on The Green
finish at Legion
Sun 2nd 7.30pm Wakes BBQ Legion

Click here to see the full Diary page; please email any event information to

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Parwich Crown Green Bowls

The longest day has come and gone. It’s all down hill from here, but hopefully not for your village bowls team. Two excellent wins this week to make up for last weeks disappointment.

Tuesday League.
June 20 – Away – Chatsworth.
Another away match, but it is a very nice place to play. Not sure why, but Chatsworth are struggling this season. We came close to a full house this week. Dot H and John B set the tone with a 21 – 12 win. Dawn and Harry B followed this up with another win 21 – 16. The ever reliable Rick and Edith gave us another brilliant win, 21 – 9. Although Sue and Tony A lost it was only by a couple of points. The final score Chatsworth 58, Parwich 82. Second half of the season next week another away match. This time we are playing the team lying second in the division.
Next Match – Matlock Park – Away – 27 June, 6.30pm.

Thursday League
June 22 – Home – Hope Works, Castleton.
Hope Works have been top of the league since the opening fixture. Could we get close to them in this match. Unfortunately the doubles again proved our downfall. Although Keith B and Clara E came close losing by 21 – 16. We only just managed 19 points from the other two games. After the doubles we were 28 points down!
Could our singles players get us back in the match? Not ‘arf. Harry B and Tony A started us off winning to 6 and 3 respectively. John B followed this up with a 15 – 3 win. Rick and Dawn needed to win well, and win well they did both getting a 15 – 11 result. Although John H lost his match it was only by 1 point. Result Parwich 89, Hope Works 49. Overall result Parwich 124, Hope Works 112. What a turnaround!
Next match – Home – Hazelwood – 29 June – 1.45pm.

We have had a couple of Club tournaments over this passed couple of weeks and some brave sole took a photo or two. The first shows Ian J and Edith victorious after winning the Square Robin. Ian looks just like the cat that’s nicked the cream, bless him. Or it could be he’s got his shower cap handy. The second picture is John H winning the cup for the Open Doubles. Now the eagle eyed of you will notice that John is on his own. Rick who was his partner in the competition is possibly standing behind John or he’d cleared off to the loo and this was the last frame on the film. Can you still get films? Anyway enjoy and well done.
Hope the weather stays good for us at the weekend and we have a bonzer Open Gardens.

John B.

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Your Blog needs You!

We need your help to collect as many photos of Open Gardens as we can. So if you are a garden owner, a visitor or an Horticultural committee member get your camera/smart phone out and get snapping on Sunday!

Don’t worry you don’t have to be David Bailey, as you can see from my shots below!

Please please please send any pictures you take around the gardens to

There will be a prize for the best photo we receive!

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Diary Updates Please

We will be updating the Diary page this weekend, so if you have any Alsop, Ballidon, Parwich or Pikehall events (July, August & September) that you want to go in the Diary in time to be included in the Peak Five Churches Magazine’s July issue, please send them in by Saturday (24th of June). Note, there is not an August issue so after this the next will not be out until September.

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 or leave me a message on tel. 287.

Thank you, Peter

Note, click here for

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Next Garden Trip

poster ryton

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What Next After School?

Derbyshire County Council Apprenticeships

Interested in an apprenticeship, or know anyone who might be?
DCC have  got more than 100 apprenticeships available in 20 different occupations.
Anyone over 16 can do an apprenticeship. So whether you’re just leaving school or are looking to train in something new, an apprenticeship could be the way to go.

You can find out more information on the Derbyshire County Council  website. Closing date for all applications is 16 July 2017.



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It’s Arrived!

Many thanks to the Parish Council for helping us improve our facilities. Can’t wait for Football Friday. The kids are going to love this. Jason

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Parwich Wakes Hill Race

Hill Race 17

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Sunday Approaches…..

If you have any plants you would like to donate to the Plant Sale on Sunday, please take them to the Hall between 10.00 – 12.00 on Sunday morning. Proceeds from Open Gardens enables PDHS to donate to many local organisations and societies.

Open Gardens 2017 Flyer Poster £1 pdhs members

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A Bug’s Life

British summer time officially starts tomorrow June 21st, and with such glorious sunshine over the last few day, perhaps 2017 is going to be a summer to remember. Some of our local photographers have been sending in sightings of insects found in the village, some are harder to identify than others. We wonderered how many different species we typically get in Parwich?

If you spot an unusual insect, why not take a photo and send it to, we will create a montage, it could be interesting to see how many species we share our lovely village with.


Image 1 By Saskia T

An almost perfect hexagonal cluster of tiny bright green eggs, each no more than 1 mm, on the underside of a red valerian leaf. Can anyone tell me what these will turn into? I’ve not managed to find the answer yet despite some googling. Thank you Saskia

Can anyone identify these?

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Image 6 Is another Broad-bodied chaser, it may be the female which is brown, the male is vibrant blue see JFS photo of the male from last weekBroad-bodied Chaser

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Waiters/ Waitresses Wanted

Are you aged 13+?

Fancy earning £15 this Sunday afternoon?

We are looking for young people who would like to act as waiters/waitresses for two hours at Open Gardens on Sunday afternoon. Your job will be to take cream teas to people at their table in the Memorial Hall and to clear the table after they have left. You won’t have to deal with money. You will need to carry trays carefully and be pleasant and cheerful with your customers.

If you known someone who is interested please ring Lesley Goodman on 542 as soon as possible.

These positions are now filled.

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Wandering Sheep

There are 3 ewes and 3 lambs on the football field looking for their owner.

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Michelle’s Monthly Feast

IMG_0801Most of us are, I think, are aware of the benefits of eating locally produced, fresh, seasonal foodstuffs over high carbon footprint, air freighted, vacuum packed, tasteless supermarket offerings. So here is a list of foods that are seasonal (so at their best now), many produced locally.


Seasonal produce for June include:

Lots of veg but I think we will struggle to find some of these locally produced even with the current heatwave!-
Broad beans (not in Monty’s garden)
Peas, Courgettes, Asparagus, Lettuce, Cucumber, Radish, Tomatoes, French beans, Mange tout, Chicory, Rocket, New potatoes

These you are more likely to find locally (even in Monty’s garden)-
Elderflower, Strawberries, Raspberries, Cherries
Gooseberries (there are loads of gooseberry recipes here, including gooseberry ginger beers, fool, jam, cheesecakes and a mackerel salad (

Rhubarb (still)

These definitely not grown locally!-
Mackerel, Sardines, Haddock, Crab

And of course the local speciality –

Lamb (still!)


Recipe Time

I have made this and it’s really nice -simple and fresh (and quick) – it needs a table in the sun and a large glass of crisp dry white to go with it (of course!), so ideal for our current weather.

Charred Fennel, Peas, Prosciutto & Pecorino
Serves 2



  • 1 large fennel bulb with fronds
  • 400 g fresh peas in the pod (I have used frozen before but they need to be good quality and ideally ‘petit pois’)
  • 80 g sliced prosciutto (or parma ham)
  • 40 g pecorino
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Juice 1/2 lemon
  • Few fennel and/or dill fronds, torn
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Pick of the fronds from the fennel and set to one side.
  • Cut the fennel in half from top to bottom, then lay the cut side on the board and cut each had half in lengthways again, but leaving the quarters joined at the root so that the fennel holds together.
  1. IMG_0799Place a heavy-based frying pan over a high hear, while you brush the fennel with oil and season with salt and pepper.
  2. With the pan is smoking, chargrill the fennel on all sides until slightly softened. This should take about 4 minutes on each cut side. You want your fennel to still have a good bite to it, you don’t want it completely soft.
  3. While the fennel is cooking, bring a large pan of slated water to the boil and have a bowl of ice water to hand.
  4. Pod the peas and blanch for 1 minute, then refresh in the cold water. Drain and tip into a bowl.
  5. Once your fennel is cooked allow it to cool slightly and then mix in with the peas. Tear over the fennel fronds (reserving a few to finish the dish) and add the lemon juice and some olive oil.
  6. Drop the fennel and peas onto your serving plate and give it a gentle shake so that the fennel moves around the plate naturally. Lay the prosciutto lives over the top and use a small knife or peeler to cut nuggets of pecorino to scatter over it. Finish with salt and pepper, more olive oil and a sprinkling of fennel / dill fronds.

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