Archive for May, 2020

Sheep Alert

A ewe and lambs were heading from Ballidon Lane End towards Ballidon this morning at about 10.00

Susan S

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Breakfast Visitor

Many thanks to David G for this amazing series of pictures of a robin visiting his garden.

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There is currently an ever-changing selection of plants for sale outside Rookery House. This is a chance to do some stress-free, definitely socially-distanced shopping. Hardy perennials, annuals and even the odd tomato plant. All in aid of the Memorial Hall. Come and choose something, make a donation and ease our watering regime! If you have spare plants you want to pass on, please feel free to add to the selection.

Thanks
Sue H

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Emergency Committee to discuss markets and public toilets

The possible reopening of public toilets and the popular Bakewell stall market will be discussed by Derbyshire Dales District Council on 11 June.

The Emergency Committee “virtual” meeting will be broadcast live on the District Council’s YouTube channel.

The Prime Minister announced at the weekend that outdoor markets can reopen in an easing of Government coronavirus lockdown measures.

At the 11 June meeting, the Council, which is currently consulting with licensed stallholders, will present an amended market layout that takes into account coronavirus social distancing requirements.

Also on the agenda is an update on the 11 public toilets operated by the Council, which, during the lockdown to date, have remained closed. Risk assessments have been carried out and officers have made it clear that the facilities cannot be reopened until the safety of users and its own cleaning staff can be assured.

Public participation at meetings is currently suspended and members of the public are asked to read the reports first – available online from 4 June at http://www.derbyshiredales.gov.uk/committee – before submitting any questions.

After that date, questions can be submitted to the meeting no later than 12 noon on 10 June by email to committee@derbyshiredales.gov.uk, by post to Democratic Services, Derbyshire Dales District Council, Town Hall, Matlock DE4 3NN or by phone during working hours to 01629 761300.

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Cucumber Plants?

Does anyone know where I can get cucumber plants (ideally the F1 greenhouse ones)?

I tried from seed, usually fine but no luck this year (the only year where they are a relative rarity!). I have tried Fairways and Homebase, but nothing there – does anyone know if Wyaston still has any, or Tissington?

Alternatively. does anyone have any they would be willing to sell? 

Thanks in advance

Emma

(Pond Cottage, 390203)

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Appeal to residents as Dales prepares for garden waste collection to restart

Derbyshire Dales District Council is appealing for residents’ continued patience and understanding when garden waste collections restart from Monday 1 June.

To ensure that rounds are completed and some households don’t miss out, no additional garden waste will be taken over and above the usual bin-load.

No more than five sacks will be taken in a single collection from households that use compostable sacks rather than bins.

The District Council agreed at an Emergency Committee meeting last week to share the cost with contractor Serco of extra vehicles and staff needed to restart garden waste collections.

Since the end of March the collections have been suspended to enable reduced crews due to coronavirus impacts to prioritise household waste and recycling rounds.

A District Council spokesperson said: “We know our residents absolutely understand that we are still in an emergency situation and that the restarted garden waste collections can only work efficiently if the catch-up happens gradually. That’s why we are appealing to households to only put out for collection the amount of garden waste they would in normal circumstances, ensuring that the bin lid is properly closed. We cannot take any additional garden waste right now.”

Residents can check on their collection date using the online postcode calendar at http://www.derbyshiredales.gov.uk/whenismycollection

Food waste collections are currently fortnightly rather than weekly and will continue to happen with residents’ scheduled household waste collections.

 

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Click this link to read the

minutes of the meeting of Parwich Parish Council held on the 20th May 2020.

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Parwich Wakes 2020

As you can all imagine Parwich Wakes is going to look a little different this year but we still wanted to mark the occasion before we are back with a bang in 2021. Therefore the Parwich Carnival and Recreation Committee have put together a small programme of events for the Wakes Saturday and activities for you to take part in at your leisure throughout the week. We are working closely with the Sycamore, Legion and Odd Fellows so if government rules change and as more things are confirmed we will let you know.

Lucy M

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Free Drawer Unit

Update – the drawers have been re-homed!

Free to anyone who can give this drawer unit a good home.
It’s off-white coloured with one A4 filing drawer and one for stationary stuff.
It measures 44cm deep x 42cm wide x 57cm high.

Call Jon & Viv on 390075

 

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Legion Lock-Down Quiz Week 4

Click here to play: Legion lock-down quiz WEEK 4

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Blue Bin Thursday

One day late due to bank holiday. Don’t forget just blue bin. No green bin or food caddy collection.

https://www.derbyshiredales.gov.uk/coronavirus-bin-updates

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Hedgehog 4

This morning I collected my fourth rescue hedgehog from Derby Hedgehog Rescue, I got to know the wonderful lady who runs the rescue when I found a baby hog in my garden in trouble., she nursed him back to health and he returned to Wheatsheaf cottage with a friend who needed a home.
I collected another female just before the winter who had reached the optimum 600 grams to be able to hibernate safely.
This spring they have visited the feeding station regularly, the garden has gaps in the fencing to allow the hogs to roam the distances they need, I don’t use any chemicals in the garden and like to think they may eat some of the slugs and snails.
Hedgehog numbers are declining why not help them out by putting out a shallow dish of water and if you can put food out for them, either cat food (not the fishy sort) or even better specialist hedgehog food. Jill L

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Tennis Courts Open

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Our Beautiful Village

Message from the Parish Council –

It is heart-warming to see how attractive the village is being kept. Everything from the mowing and Pump Hill in bloom to people picking up the odd bit of litter as they take their walks – it all adds up. Some great examples of people gardening and painting at their own homes too.

The Parish Council is aware that we have not been able to organise a tidying day to tackle some of the bigger jobs – though we are keeping this under review. In the mean time we know that some of you have been tackling jobs individually around the village. This is really appreciated, but we realise you are probably working alone and we do want you to be safe.

If you are working at land or premises managed by the Parish Council please only do so if you are confident that it is safe for you and for others. Not just observing government guidance on Covid-19, but also addressing any other hazards there may be. If you are not sure about this please contact the Parish Clerk for advice.

 

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Oil Price Going Up

Brent crude rises further this week touching $35 a barrel as global demand increases further.

The Oil Club price is  0.2378 per litre , Bradbourne & Parwich Heating Oil Club

Boiler Juice have a rate of 0.2712 , must be ordered by Sunday. New users can get a £10 discount on first order, there’s a few referral codes going around, here’s mine https://boilerjuice.mention-me.com/m/ol/yh3ri-243c1c4c88

 

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Church Tomorrow

Church meets tomorrow

Tomorrow we join ‘Thy Kingdom Come’, a worldwide movement committed to prayer over these ten days particularly  Along with traditional English hymns, we’ll pray using items you’re likely to have in your home or garden so beforehand you’re invited to gather together:

  • a candle you can safely light at home, with matches or a lighter handy
  • a clean stone that you can hold, place it within reach
  • a mint sweet for each person
  • the finger labyrinth in the magazine and a pencil.  You will find the labyrinth (along with the words for the service) approximately half way though the parish magazine on the website http://peakfive.org/
  • a piece of paper on which to write the names of five people you would especially like to pray for (you can use their initials if you like) and an envelope.

 

The congregation will be gathering between 1730 and 1800:

  • 1730 bring your own tea/coffee & cake for a chat if you wish
  • 1800 service starts

Contact Rev Carollyn on revcarollyn@peakfive.org or 664132 or Andrew C on andrew@colliefamily.plus.com or 390684 for info on how to join in via computer, tablet and phone (including landline) and access the words.

We hope to see and hear you.

Andrew C

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https://www.derbyshiredales.gov.uk/your-council/news-and-publications/latest-news/3080-garden-waste-collections-to-restart-from-1-june

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Anybody for ice cream?

Dougie and Lily have their ice cream ready and waiting for our holiday search. What’s everyone else missing from holidays? We can’t wait to find out on our holiday treasure hunt over the next week.

Lucy M

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Click here to play: Legion lock-down quiz WEEK 3

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There is no collection on bank holiday Monday 25 May, so all collections are one day later than usual next week, including a Saturday collection on 30 May (for usual Friday rounds) Details of which containers to put out and can be found using the ‘when is my collection?‘ search facility.

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Grey Bin Wednesday

…and Food Caddy

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Garden waste collections update
Garden waste collections could restart here in the Derbyshire Dales from 1 June if councillors approve recommendations being put to the District Council’s new Emergency Committee this Thursday (21 May).

The 6pm meeting will be broadcast live on our YouTube channel.

>> Read the full report here.

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Anybody for a holiday?….

Well a holiday hunt! As many of us should be on holiday next week and we don’t really need an excuse to brighten up the village and make us smile how do people fancy creating their own holiday pictures for us all to find . Whether it be a picture of an ice cream 🍦, bucket and spade or an awesome sand castle – the brighter the better. Hunt starting from this Saturday – we can’t wait to see your creations.

Lucy M

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101 Calls

We are experiencing a high number of calls to our 101 non-emergency number this afternoon so you may have to wait longer to speak to an operator.

If you want to contact us, please consider using alternative methods;

• Facebook – send us a private message to /DerbyshireConstabulary
• Twitter – direct message our contact centre on @DerPolContact
• Website – complete the online contact form www.derbyshire.police.uk/Contact-Us.

To report a potential breach of Covid19 guidelines, please use this form on our website: https://www.derbyshire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/c19/tell-us-about-possible-breach-coronavirus-measures/
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Remember to call 999 only in an emergency.

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Lestor Lowe?

I imagine that with more places open there will not be much of a call for a delivery from Lestor Lowe, however if you would like a delivery please can you let me know by Wednesday and I can see if there is enough interest.

Fiona 191/ fiona@w3z.co.uk

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CLICK on the following link to play: 20 05 12 The Parwich Legion lock-down quiz WEEK 2

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Missing Cat

UPDATE
Tyson is home safe and sound. Thank you everyone for wishes and keeping an eye out for him 😻😻😻

If anyone spots Tyson please can they contact Cheryl W on 07846 906848.

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Sheep on the loose

There are sheep on the loose on Monsdale Lane.

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Oil Price Up

The substantial drop in global oil production including the large fall US shale output, and with many countries looking to ease restrictions, the cost of Brent Crude rose to $31 a barrel today.

The Oil Club price is  0.2130 per litre , Bradbourne & Parwich Heating Oil Club

Boiler Juice have a rate of 0.2250 , must be ordered by Sunday. New users can get a £10 discount on first order, there’s a few referral codes going around, here’s mine https://boilerjuice.mention-me.com/m/ol/yh3ri-243c1c4c88

 

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The next meeting of Parwich Parish Council will be held on Wednesday the 20th May 2020 at 7:30 pm.

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak legislation been enacted to allow Parish Councils to conduct meetings using video conferencing while it is not possible to meet in person.

The meeting will be conducted using Zoom meetings. The agenda contains login details that can be used by members of the public to join the meeting. You will need to paste the link into your browser.

There is also a telephone number which will enable you to listen to the meeting and speak when permitted.

If you have not used Zoom before you are strongly advised to download their app in advance. This will enable you set it up on your device and familiarise yourself with its operation.

The agenda is here.

 

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Rogation Sunday

Church meets tomorrow

Tomorrow we celebrate Rogation Sunday, the day when the Church traditionally offers prayers for God’s blessings on the fruits of the earth and the labours of those who produce our food. We’ll be doing that using traditional hymns and modern English prayers with photographs of Parwich and the other four villages that comprise our Church of England benefice and a talk by Rev Alan Griggs, an agricultural chaplain and curate in this benefice.

The congregation will be gathering between 1730 and 1800:

  • 1730 bring your own tea/coffee & cake for a chat if you wish
  • 1800 service starts

Contact Rev Carollyn on revcarollyn@peakfive.org or 664132 or Andrew C on andrew@colliefamily.plus.com or 390684 for info on how to join in via computer, tablet and phone (including landline) and access the words.

We hope to see and hear you.

Andrew C

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The Gruffalo Trail

There’s a new Gruffalo trail now up and ready to follow, and it’s aimed at the younger members of our lovely village.

It begins with two sheets on the park near the play equipment, then two on the Green, with the remaining two hiding in the Pump Hill Garden.

There’s a printable check sheet and also the answers below should you need them.

Happy Gruffalo spotting!

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Green Bin Debate

Our new Emergency Committee will meet for the first time next week to discuss measures that need to be put in place to enable garden waste collections to re-start in the district.

Green waste collections have been suspended during the lockdown to enable household waste and recycling collections to be prioritised due to the council’s waste and recycling contractor being impacted by coronavirus-related staffing issues.

Staff resources have been stretched not only by coronavirus shielding and self-isolation, but by social distancing requirements that mean bin crews are having to travel to locations in separate vehicles.

A report to next Thursday’s Emergency Committee – to be published on Monday – is likely to state that garden waste collections can only restart if the council is prepared to contribute towards the cost of additional agency staff.

The meeting will be broadcast live on the District Council’s YouTube channel.

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Parking Charges are Back

Parking charges to be reintroduced in the Dales

Charges will be reintroduced in Derbyshire Dales District Council’s pay and display car parks this weekend following the Government’s decision to relax coronavirus travel restrictions.

The District Council suspended charges at the start of the lockdown to help local residents to make any essential journeys during the early stages of the crisis.

Charges will apply again from this Saturday after the authority revealed it has lost around £375,000 in car parking revenues since suspending charges at the end of March. But Dales residents can continue to park for free 19 hours every day using their resident parking permit.

A Council spokesperson said: “Suspending charges was a step we wanted to take to help our residents in the first months of the crisis, but the Government’s decision to effectively open up the Dales to day trippers means we have to re-impose controls on our car parks, particularly the short stay car parks in our busy town centres.

“While we are currently appealing to anyone contemplating a trip to the Derbyshire Dales to think twice because of the potential impact on our communities and reduced local services, we have to accept that, like it or not, some people will travel. Indeed some of our car parks have been at capacity over the past two days.

“We hope that residents will understand that while we have done our best to support their essential journeys by making parking free during the lockdown to date, the resulting loss of income will have long term impacts on the Council’s finances and our ability to sustain the services we deliver for local people unless this situation is quickly addressed. Our stance is in accordance with actions being taken by other authorities in response to the Government’s new guidelines.”

While necessary work began today (Thursday) to put up signage and reconfigure the pay and display machines at around 50 car parks across the district, charges will not be enforced until Saturday, giving local people time to readjust.

 

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The Leader of Derbyshire Dales District Council is asking would-be visitors to think twice before making a trip to one of the most beautiful regions in England.

The relaxation by the Government of coronavirus travel guidelines means many people who live both inside and outside the area may be contemplating a trip to the Dales’ visitor hotspots.

But the Council’s Leader Councillor Garry Purdy said: “While I totally understand the temptation to seek some respite from the constraints placed on all of us by the coronavirus crisis, my appeal to anyone considering a trip is not to focus so much on what you can now do but rather what you should do.

“Visiting the Dales right now will undoubtedly create tensions in our communities as well as placing pressure on our roads and emergency services, and, as a former police officer myself, I have a massive amount of sympathy for the policing job now facing the force.

“I am fortunate to represent an area of the Dales that includes Matlock Bath, which is a magnet for tourists at this time of year, but I am asking visitors to respect and protect the residents of Matlock Bath and all of the district’s many honeypot villages by staying away for now.

“We will welcome you back with open arms when this virus is properly under control – our leisure and tourism businesses, most of which continue to be closed, need your support in the long term. But, for now, please don’t put our already limited local services under unnecessary pressure.”

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CLICK on the following link to play: 20 05 12 The Parwich Legion lock-down quiz WEEK 2

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Blue Bin Wednesday

Don’t forget just blue bin. No green bin or food caddy collection.

https://www.derbyshiredales.gov.uk/coronavirus-bin-updates

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The deadline to complete the first rounds of the quiz is Tuesday 10pm.
The next rounds will be published on Wednesday.

CLICK on the following link to play: 20 05 06 The Parwich Legion lock-down quiz WEEK 1

 

 

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Church Tomorrow

Church meets on Sunday

This week we mark the start of Christian Aid week with a focus on the developing world.  We’ll be using traditional hymns and modern English prayers with a talk from Dr Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury and now Chairman of Christian Aid (amongst other things).

The congregation will be gathering between 1730 and 1800:

  • 1730 bring your own tea/coffee & cake for a chat if you wish
  • 1800 service starts

Contact Rev Carollyn on revcarollyn@peakfive.org or 664132 or Andrew C on andrew@colliefamily.plus.com or 390684 for info on how to join in via computer, tablet and phone (including landline) and access the words.

We hope to see and hear you.

Andrew C

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Oil Price Up

The substantial drop in global oil production including the large fall US shale output, and with many countries looking to ease restrictions, the cost of Brent Crude rose to $31 a barrel today.

The Oil Club price is  0.1969 per litre , Bradbourne & Parwich Heating Oil Club

Boiler Juice have a rate of 0.2059 , must be ordered by Sunday. New users can get a £10 discount on first order, there’s a few referral codes going around, here’s mine https://boilerjuice.mention-me.com/m/ol/yh3ri-243c1c4c88

 

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