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We have received the following information on bird flu form the Derbyshire Association of Local Councils via our Parish Council.

Last winter the UK experienced several outbreaks of avian influenza – better known as bird flu – and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs is asking for help to share information in local communities. This highly contagious disease affects birds including chickens, ducks and geese, and can be fatal to them, devastating farmers’ livelihoods. It is just as much of a risk to those with a few chickens in a back garden as to commercial farmers and anyone who keeps chickens, ducks or geese. Defra is asking local councils to share their advice on bird flu in their respective communities, for example on noticeboards using their poster, through social media or in newsletters.

Please help spread the word

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Beware Cow on Road

Thanks to Richard T for letting us know that as you turn right onto the B5056 there is a cow on the road.

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Missing Sheep

I tup and 8 ewes have gone missing from a field adjacent to Alsop Rd, opposite Flaxdale Holdings. They are marked with a distinctive CD in blue on their backs. Please contact Clare Lewcock on 390216 / 07790101186 if you have any information.

Thank you to everyone, the sheep have been located and are now returned to their field.

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Move over Shaun!

Not many of you may know but we have some celebrities living in Parwich. Our new screen stars can be found living along the Alsop road. Some of Ben’s sheep recently featured in a Jack Wills advert that went viral on Youtube. Ben will be organising photo opportunities and autograph signing sessions in the near future!

Please Note the video can take a while to load – especially for those living on Creamery Lane 🙂

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Keep an Eye on your Landrovers


We received a report yesterday that a Land Rover Defender 90 XS in Black of registration
YC65 HEV was stolen from a property in Flagg near Bakewell.

The vehicle was stolen some time between 2100 hours on 11th September and 0600 hours 12th September 2017.

The vehicle was fitted with one of the police discounted back2you trackers. We were initially able to make a link towards the South of the county, but unfortunately, as the tracker was not charged, we soon lost contact with it.

This alert is to respectfully serve as a reminder:

-It is worth purchasing a tracker for your farm/agricultural vehicle. We were able to initially make a link to an area.

-If you have purchased a tracker, please ensure that it is activated and regularly charged in the event of a theft to maximise our opportunities of recovery and identifying the offender(s)

-Thirdly, Land Rover Defenders and quad bikes are still being targeted by thieves. Please continue to think about security, considering good locks, CCTV, trackers, adequate lighting, alarms etcetera and also please keep reporting suspicious visitors to your farm premises or in the general area.

If you require any further help or advice, please contact the team either on 101 or via our dedicated rural crime team inbox:

Together we can beat Rural Crime.

Many Thanks

The Rural Crime Team


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Stolen Sheep


We are appealing for information following a report of theft of three Greyface Dartmoor Sheep that were stolen from a property in Biggin. The theft is believed to have occurred overnight from 2200 hours on 25/8 and they were discovered missing the following morning.

The sheep are a unique breed and this has understandably caused some distress to the owner.

We are asking for anybody with any information that could assist us with locating the sheep or the person(s) responsible for the theft to contact us either:

– On 101
– On our dedicated email

The crime reference is: 17000366151

Many Thanks


PC 14013 Bowler

Update from the Police: these have now been returned



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Arson at Middleton by Youlgrave



We are appealing to the public for information regarding 2 separate arsons that the police are investigating

The first is a barn fire that occurred approximately 2300 hours on Sunday 6th August 2017. The location for the fire is a farm property situated off of FRIDEN ROAD in MIDDLETON-BY-YOULGRAVE. The crime reference number is: 17000336296.

Extensive damage was caused to the barn. A number of silage bails were also slashed with a sharp implement. A car at the property was subject to extensive criminal damage. It would appear a sharp implement was used to cause the damage to the paintwork of the vehicle.

The CEX festival was taking place nearby at the time of the fire and a witness has mentioned sighting either a red or white colored Ford Fiesta, possibly a year 2000 model, parked near the property, with the engine running and two occupants inside at the time of the fire.

We are particularly keen to speak with anyone that could hold any information with regards to the sighting of the vehicle or if they are aware of any other suspicious persons or vehicles at or near the location around the time of the ignition

The second report that we are investigating is the deliberate ignition of 15 tons of bail straw that were located next to a barn by a public footpath at the top of DARK LANE in ALPORT. The fire has caused scorching to the exterior of the barn. This is believed to have occurred between 2015 hours and 2030 hours on Friday 18th August 2017. The crime reference to which this relates is: 17000354912.

We are appealing for information from anyone that may have been using the footpath around the time who may have sighted any suspicious persons’ or vehicles that could help us to identify who may be responsible.

At this stage it is unclear whether the fires are connected, but we would however like to take this opportunity to advise members of our rural community to be vigilant in respect of the recent reports due to the property that has been targeted.

There are a number of ways we can be contacted:
999- Emergency, happening there and now
101- Non-urgent to relay information or report something that has happened some time ago
Email- – Non-urgent enquiries for the team to investigate

Many Thanks

The Rural Crime Team




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