Archive for the ‘Farming’ Category

Grazing Land Needed

Urgently needed:

sheep grazing land in or around Parwich.

Cash waiting.

Call Steve or Jo on 390090.

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Dead sheep

The Parish Council have been informed that there is a dead sheep behind the Pavilion. They will be dealing with the situation as quickly as is possible.

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Lonely Sheep

Wandering the village, last seen in the Dam Farm area. Anyone know who it might belong to?

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“Our house is a very, very old house”
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“Santa’s reindeer resting up, in disguise, after the Christmas rush”

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Parwich Parish Council – Notice of invitation to tender

Parwich Parish Council invites tenders from interested parties to place sheep to graze on the former cricket field at Parsons Croft, Parwich. This will be for a short, defined period of time and will be subject to the agreement of terms and conditions and signing an agreed contract.

The successful applicant must be in possession of valid, appropriate public liability insurance and will be responsible for appropriate fencing to enclose the sheep on the cricket field.

Prior to submission of a tender please contact Councillor Mr R Bunting on 07855 440 504 for the necessary information regarding this short term contract and the conditions involved.

Tenders must be submitted either by email to the clerk at sandra.hampson@hotmail.co.uk (no later than 6 pm on Friday, 6 December 2013),

or by delivery, in writing, to the following councillors’ properties
(no later than 10.00 am on Saturday, 7th December 2013):

Councillor Mr R Bunting
Councillor Mrs J Bennett
Councillor Mrs N Linnell
Councillor Mr M Harrison

Under the Admissions to Meetings Act 1960, a confidential meeting will take place on Sunday,
8th December 2013 to discuss the tenders received by the deadlines stipulated above. Applicants will be advised of the outcome of this meeting.

Mrs S Hampson
Clerk to Parwich Parish Council
29 November 2013

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Tup Theft

Theft of a Ram from Ible, do you have any information that may assist us with our enquiries?

CR/4805013. Ible, Grange Mill, Matlock overnight of Wednesday & Thursday 30 & 31 October a ram was stolen from a field.  The Ram is described as Texel Tup with a black streak down its back and has the initials EW painted on it in green; it also has double ear tags. This ram has only recently been purchased.

If you have any information regarding this incident or know of the ram’s whereabouts please contact Pc Mark Webb on 101, thank you

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Cow Shot at Fenny Bentley

A cow has been found shot dead on a field near Fenny Bentley, Ashbourne, overnight between Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd November.

Officers are investigating the incident and ask that other local farmers with livestock to report anything suspicious straight away to Derbyshire Police on 101.

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David asks

Which is the odd one out?

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“Help …

imagehelp, some one is shining a bright light in my face.

imageNo, you silly moo, it’s just the sun.

Photos by David G

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New Mowers in Churchyard

Has a temporary replacement been found for Mick’s section?” David G.

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Added 11am Monday 7th. The flying flock have flown.

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“What’re they saying?”

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Photo taken at Tissington Pond by David G. Is this marking the transition from our Indian Summer to weather for ducks?

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Damage to Tup

A tup has recently been mauled by a dog while in a field adjoining Dam Lane. Can I remind dog owners about keeping their dogs under control where there is livestock about,

Sandra C

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Who are you looking at?

Are you looking at me?

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ARE YOU LOOKING ME?

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Photos by David G (click on each to enlarge it).

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Top Secret! DEFRA trial

Parwich.org break World exclusive. Classified Top Secret: DEFRA trial new breed to double milk yield  (more…)

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What’s Ben doing? I think he’s forgotten Tommy’s song. (Caption & photos by David G.)

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1. Stamp out bovine crime, tag all cows.

Bovine Criminal

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Field barns are an important feature of the White Peak landscape that surrounds our villages. As patterns of land holdings have changed (the village farm houses serving scattered fields are now gone, replaced by larger farms with houses and farm buildings on the land being farmed) and farming methods have improved, these fine buildings have become redundant, with many falling into disrepair. Here are some of the field barns that can be seen around Parwich Hill (just these local photos by Peter T):

A new book entitled “Field Barns of the Peak District” by Sheila Haines celebrates these buildings and challenges us to find new uses for them before they are irreparable ruins. Parwich.org would welcome any further photographs of the barns in our local parishes, perhaps to created a gazetteer and photographic record of those in Parwich, Eaton & Alsop and Ballidon.

For more information on Sheila Haines’ book (more…)

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Under the new scheme, Parwich’s first snow warden checks up on salt supplies ready for winter:

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Photo by David G.

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Hen coop urgently wanted!

Wanted, one small chicken coop. One I was buying tomorrow just fallen through and three chucks are arriving next week to no home!

Cheers,
Jon 390632

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Wanted: help with Pippin!

lilac time 002Just when I was thinking everything was going well, Pippin has decided that she doesn’t want to be milked! If anyone could spare me about 10 minutes in a morning around 8 am or to suit, to hold her tail up while I milk her I should be very grateful. I am hoping this would only be for a couple of weeks.

Fiona 390191. Fiona@nethergreenfarm.plus.com

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Busy Day

David and Sharon have been busy today, not only helping on the roads but also rescuing a flock of sheep. J.F-S.

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A lot of people do a lot behind the scenes to keep the roads open, and the Legion, the Shop and the Pub functioning.

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Grazing Land Needed

Urgently needed:

sheep grazing land in or around Parwich.

Cash waiting.

Call Steve or Jo on 390090.

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Urgently needed:

sheep grazing land in or around Parwich.

Cash waiting.

Call 390090.

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Sheep Stolen from Bradbourne

25 Texel cross hoggets have been stolen from a barn at farm premises in Bradbourne, Ashbourne between 5th and 11th February. The offenders selected the animals from the large flock – all tagged: 162744.

Farmers are being asked to be extra vigilant and to report any suspicious activity around their land to Derbyshire Police. If you have any information about this theft or have seen anything suspicious please call Derbyshire Police on 101 – quote crime number: 5891/13.

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Stolen from Pikehall & Parwich

Trailer stolen from Pikehall

A trailer has been stolen from a farmer’s field in Pikehall, Matlock some time overnight on Friday 8th February to Saturday 9th February. A gate was removed from its hinges to gain access to remove the trailer.

Description: Indespension open trailer, size: 10’ x 5’, metal floor, galvanised steel sides.

Any information? Quote crime number: 5605/13.

Quantity of logs stolen from Parwich

Some time during the last few weeks, a large quantity of logs stolen from land off Pitts Lane in Parwich.

Any information? Quote crime number: 5457/13.

If you recall seeing any suspicious vehicles at these locations, please call Derbyshire Police on 101 with any information you may have.

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If you missed last night’s BBC1 Inside Out programme on our area, you can watch it again – for the next 7 days only – by clicking this link. There’s a little bit about us at the start of the programme, and then the main feature begins at around the 11 minute mark. Plenty of familiar faces!

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Inside Out

Inside Out

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Next week’s Inside Out

Inside Out

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According to details on the PDNPA website, planning permission has been granted for two wind turbines at Hill Top Farm, each at a tower height of 24.5m, with a further 9m rotor radius. This is smaller than the originally rejected proposal, which measured 48.4m from base to blade tip. Note also that this is a time-limited consent, which expires after 25 years.

Click here to read the letter of notification, and click here for links to all the publicly available documentation.

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Missing Ram Returns

The missing ram Gary (or is it Bary?) was spotted this afternoon by Joanne J. Although somewhat taken aback by the size of the tup, this intrepid detective secured him in the garden of Hallcliffe until Sandra C was able to attend the identity parade. He has now been taken back into custody.

Asked for an explanation of events Bary (or is it Gary?), replied with a sheepish “no comment”. It was noted however that whatever he had been tup to over the last few days had left him somewhat lame. Is he pulling the wool over our eyes or do ewe know where he has been?

Sandra would like to thank Joanne, Paul and Caroline for their help.

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Missing ram

One of Ben C’s rams has been missing for the past few days. He is most likely to be found at the top end of the village. He is a large, white faced texel tup, with a faint red flock mark over his shoulders.

You can contact Ben on 0781 385 7014.

Update: The ram has been found! Click here for the full story…

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Missing Bullock

A bullock has gone missing from a field where a number of other animals are kept, between 4th and 11th October. The field is known as Jess Bank field in Thorpe, next to the Tissington trail.
Description: pure white bullock, 2 years old, showing a tag number: uk165951101306.
If you have seen the animal or if it is being cared for at another farm in the area, please contact PC 14106 Harris at Ashbourne police station by dialling 101 – quoting incident number: 213 of 15/10/12.

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Real milk!

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The following statement was issued today by the Peak District National Park Authority. This relates to the recent planning application for a wind turbine at Hill Top Farm. (more…)

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Ben’s Hedge Success

Well done to Ben Chadfield on his latest successes.  Ben won the Allyen Hardy Rosebowl for the best hedge growth at the Brailsford and District Ploughing & Hedge Cutting Society match.   This was from a hedge Ben laid last year.

He achieved 2nd place in the Meynell and South Staffordshire Hunt hedge laying competition and also won the best hedge growth prize.

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The planning application from Robert Gosling at Hill Top Farm has been registered with Peak District National Park. Application number: NP/DDD/0911/0933 Proposal: Erection of a single wind turbine and stone build plant rooms.

All the planning documents can been seen on the National Park website or by visiting the Peak Park at Bakewell.

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Due to concerns raised about potential noise levels in the village, we conducted a further more extensive assessment which is quite technical but does conclude that noise may only be faintly audible under rare conditions, i.e. downwind at high wind speeds.

We hope to submit a planning application within the next 10 days.

Robert Gosling, Hill Top Farm.

To access the report, please click on the photo.

Open letter to the community about the proposed wind turbine – 5th May 2011.
Proposed wind turbine for Hill Top Farm: exhibition boards & questionnaire – 17th May 2011.
Update on proposed wind turbine – 1st June 2011
Wind Turbine – Reply to questions raised – 17th June 2011

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Spotted in the news: an informative write-up of the Hill Race in the Ripley & Heanor News, and a curious tale of painted sheep in the Stunner, furnished with quotes from Parwich’s Ben Chadfield.

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