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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 ūüôā

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Keep an Eye on your Landrovers

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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: DRCT@derbyshire.pnn.police.uk

Together we can beat Rural Crime.

Many Thanks

The Rural Crime Team

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Stolen Sheep

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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 DRCT@derbyshire.pnn.police.uk

The crime reference is: 17000366151

Many Thanks

James

PC 14013 Bowler

Update from the Police: these have now been returned

 

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Arson at Middleton by Youlgrave

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THIS IS A MESSAGE FROM THE RURAL CRIME TEAM

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- DRCT@derbyshire.pnn.police.uk РNon-urgent enquiries for the team to investigate

Many Thanks

The Rural Crime Team

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Stolen Trailer and Contents

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This alert relates to a reported theft of a trailer and contents that were left outside the entrance gates to Holtwood Solar Farm off of Yelt Lane in Doveridge.

The theft occurred between Tuesday 4th July 2017 at 1800 hours and Thursday 6th July at 1830 hours.

The trailer is an ifor Williams, approximately 10 years old and has a distinctive hole in one of the panels that is approximately 4 inches across. The registartion displayed on the trailer is ‘MT09 CXN’.

On the trailer were 25, 8 ft heavy duty sheep hurdles at a cost of £73 each. There were 30 pins at £10 each, a galvanised footbath, 2 two-way sheep race gates costing £200 each and 4 buckets of Clingon glue.
The property has been marked with 2foot long orange paint strips and so is particularly distinctive.

We are appealing for people to contact police if there are any sightings of the trailer or any of the distinctively marked property. The crime reference number that relates is: 17000292399

We would also like to use this as an opportunity to remind people to be vigilant as to any suspicious persons/vehicles to your property and to record details and report them to us.

Many Thanks

Rural Crime Team

Call 999- emergency and happening right now
Call 101- provide information, report something non-urgent
Contcat Rural Crime Team inbox: DRCT@derbyshire.pnn.police.uk

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Wandering Sheep

There has been a ewe and lamb here for a few days now. If they are yours please could you contact me about collection? Thank you. Fiona 191

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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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This message is to remind Farmwatch users that we still have 32 trackers available for purchase. These¬†magnetic trackers can be used on any farming vehicle/machinery such as quad bikes/trailers/tractors. (more…)

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I still have a five cockerels available to good homes, including:

2 x araucanas
3 x cross breeds Р50% Cotsworld legbar (blue egg layers, like a cream legbar), 25% light sussex and 25% speckled sussex
1 x copper black French Maran [SOLD]
1 x copper blue French Maran [SOLD]
1 x blue laced Orpington [SOLD]

These birds were hatched here in Parwich last August. The pure breed eggs were purchased and the cross breeds are from our own hens, which can be seen (as can their parents!).

Please contact Emma or Rob on 390203 or 07812 996851 if you are interested.

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Livestock Worrying

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Following a recently reported case of Livestock worrying in the Derbyshire Dales area the owner and dog have been identified and the dog destroyed. The dog in question killed one sheep and injured 3 others.

We take matters of livestock worrying seriously and understand the financial impact this can have, especially at this time of year.  Although we accept it can be difficult to identify the dogs and their owners please still report it to the police, the above proves positive results can be achieved.  This will only assist in promoting the issue and hopefully lead to greater awareness amongst dog owners.

Please report any cases of livestock worrying via 101 or alternatively if you have any information relating to livestock worrying or any other rural matters please e-mail DRCT@derbyshire.pnn.police.uk.

Regards
Derbyshire Rural Crime Team

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I have a number of cockerels available to good homes, including:

1 x copper black French maran
1 x copper blue French maran
1 x blue laced orpington
2 x araucanas
3 x cross breeds Р50% Cotsworld legbar (blue egg layers, like a cream legbar), 25% light sussex and 25% speckled sussex.

These birds were hatched here in Parwich last August. The pure breed eggs were purchased and the cross breeds are from our own hens, which can be seen.

Please contact Emma or Rob on 390203 or 07812 996851 if you are interested.

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Cattle Rustling

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There has been a theft of cattle reported that occurred sometime between 1500 hours on Friday 31st March 2017 and 0700 the following day, Saturday 1st April 2017.

The cattle were stolen from farm buildings off of Moor Lane in Youlgrave. The cattle are as follows:

-3 Blonde D’Aquitaine Cows (chocolate brown and light tan)
-1 Bazaldaise cow
-2 Pedigree Limousin Cows (red)
-2 Limousin Cow (1 red, 1 black)

If you have any information regarding this theft, please contact the Rural Crime Team either by e-mail at DRCT@derbyshire.pnn.police.uk
or Call 101 quoting crime reference:: 17000135307

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Sheep

A number of sheep have been wandering about the village. They have now been secured. If they are yours please contact the blog or ring Fiona on 191

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Cockerels available

We have a number of cockerels available, free to good homes.  All of the birds have been hatched and reared at our house (Pond Cottage) in Parwich during the summer of 2016.

First up is ‘Hamlet Jnr’. He is actually a cross between¬†one of our¬†Burford Brown hens¬†and our own cockerel (Hamlet), who is a white Sussex (Alice)¬†/ specked Sussex (Anthony) cross. However, he looks just like his Dad.¬†Click on continue reading¬†below to see Hamlet Jnr’s lineage!

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The other two are Araucanas,¬†we bought¬†6 pure breed¬†eggs and incubated them in the spare room. The Araucana is an unusual bird¬†originating from Chile.¬†This¬†breed’s distinguishing features include¬†blue eggs, the colour permeating¬†through to the inside of the shell, unlike all other egg colouring.¬†

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We¬†would happily keep all¬†the cockerels but there are too many for¬†our hens….¬† If you are interested please call Emma or Rob on 203, or 07812 996851. However, please¬†respect our wishes and do not enquire unless you are¬†planning to keep the birds alive.

We have several other cockerels and will be advertising these in due course.

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Caption’s Please?

David G spotted these sheep earlier today, what are they up to?

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Cow on cricket pitch

We have heard that there is a cow on the cricket pitch – it may have come from the fields next to the cricket pitch.

Does anyone knows the cows belong to?

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Metal Detector

Has anyone in the village got a metal detector, and would they be willing to come to Pikehall, and possibly help me locate a water pipe? I should be most grateful, and a bottle or some other token of my appreciation will be gladly given in return.
Thank you, Robert Bunting

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Click on the photos to enlarge.

Thank you Saskia T for these photos, for more of her shots see the Croft Cottage Facebook page.

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Spring is Here!

Thank you to Martin C for this hopeful message!

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Early Signs of Spring

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On this grey day it is good to look forward to Spring. Photo by John F-S

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Rural Grants Available

Grants available to improve rural areas person driving a tractor

Grants of more than £2,500 are available to help small businesses, farmers and community groups in parts of Derbyshire Dales and High Peak to develop and grow.


A total of £1.7m is available from the Peak Leader Rural Grants Scheme which is being managed by Derbyshire County Council on behalf of the Derbyshire Economic Partnership.

Grants will be available for projects that can create jobs, grow businesses or develop community services in the Derbyshire Dales and High Peak.

The grants can also be used to help:

  • increase farm productivity and improvement
  • farm diversification
  • small business support
  • provide new services in rural areas
  • small scale culture and heritage developments and improvements
  • new small tourist attractions
  • forestry improvements (woodland management).

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Tudor Farming Day

Gadzooks! It’s the Great Tudor Farming Day!

Families are invited to journey back in time to experience a day during the reign of Henry VIII at the Great Tudor Faming Day, in the Dove Valley, on Sunday July 5.

The event runs from 12pm until 4pm at the Dove Valley Environmental Centre, Under Whitle Farm, at Sheen near Longnor. The event is paid for by donations.

Peak District National Park ranger Lynn Burrow, one of the organisers, said: ‚ÄúIf you fancy yourself as a bit of a Henry, or perhaps a beautiful Anne Boleyn, come and join us in 1537. You will meet the Horobyn family and share the everyday lives of these good country folk.‚ÄĚ

Children can dress in Tudor outfits and have a go at 16th century crafts including spinning, weaving, cooking, and reed light making. They can join in with farming, hedging, and ploughing.

Families can watch a play, meet a Tudor quack (doctor), learn a traditional Tudor dance, write with a quill or take a tour of Tudor landscape and wildlife. There is also chance for people to discover how to research their own local history.

The event is coordinated by Elspeth Walker of the Dove Valley Environmental Centre and run mainly by volunteers.

People should bring a packed lunch (drinks will be available) and wear clothing suitable for a day outdoors. Wellies will be needed if it has rained the night before to avoid getting wet legs from long grass.

The postcode for the Dove Valley Centre is SK7 0PR, or ordnance survey map reference SK107 635 (near Sheen).

More information is available from 01298 84992 or 01298 83282, or by visiting www.peakdistrict.gov.uk or http://www.dovevalleycentre.co.uk

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‘Backs to the wall’

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Photo by David G

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Caption suggestions please…

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Photo by David G

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Decapitated Hen

I found a decapitated hen this morning. It isn’t one of mine so presumably a fox has carried it this far. Two¬†people in Parwich have had recent problems with a fox in their hens so be extra vigilant at the moment if you keep poultry..

Fiona H

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Arthur Gosling

The Funeral of Arthur Gosling is at midday Tuesday 17th of February at St Peter’s Church, Parwich. Mr. Gosling was a dedicated farmer and family man, he will be much missed by Ethel, their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

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Here are lots of photos from the 2014 Parwich Horticultural Show:

Floral Art

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As always the Horticultural Society’s Main Show went smoothly, here are few general photos of the day:

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And the Trophy Winners are
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Alan Oldfield Cup – for Highest scoring entrant in the Show
Lesley Goodman

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Racing Finale

What’s on Wakes Friday
Day Time Event Location
Fri 4th 6.30pm ‘Ball Race’ Pump Hill
8pm Traditional Race Night Legion

To see the full Wakes Week programme click here.

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

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Be a rebel

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Photo by David G.

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Thank you Martin C for this video clip of the wind turbine at Hilltop Farm being assembled:

Updated 5pm the same day: Note, LessCO2 Limited have shared more photos of the installation at Hilltop Day 1 and Day 2 on their Facebook page.

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Young and carefree days

Photos by David G

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Dog-walkers asked to keep pets on leads in countryside

Peak District dog-walkers are asked to keep their pets on short leads to protect young farm animals and wildlife during the breeding season of spring and early summer.

Most responsible dog-owners would be horrified if their pets injured newborn lambs or chicks but farmers have already reported such incidents in the Peak District National Park over the past few weeks. Declining birds such as lapwing, curlew and snipe which nest on the ground are particularly vulnerable to harm from dogs roaming free or on long leads.

Tara Challoner, Peak District Wader Recovery Project officer said:

You may not always be aware that birds are present which can easily lead you into thinking that the moors and fields are great empty places, perfect for letting your dog have a good run around. However many of these birds are in very serious trouble and we need to do all we can to ensure that they are not lost from our countryside forever.

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Last Saturday a ewe in Ben Chadfield’s flock gave birth to four lambs…

Photos by John F-S

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Alien Invasion Landing Site

Farmer annoyed by repeated circular burn marks in his field. Repeat flying saucer landings suspected?

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Photo by … … Yes you’ve guessed it … … David G.

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Any caption ideas?

David G has sent in another photograph for readers to add their own captions. Feel free to use the comments facility below.

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