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This Thursday (23rd of May) we are voting in the EU Parliamentary election, note if you don’t cast your vote, someone else’s choice will win. In the last election in 2014 there was a disappointing 33% turnout for our region. The Parwich polling station is the Memorial Hall with voting from 7am to 10pm.

In our region, the East Midlands, we have five MEPs, which in the outgoing Parliament were:

  • Rupert Matthews – Conservative (standing again)
  • Emma McClarkin – Conservative (standing again)
  • Rory Palmer – Labour (standing again)
  • Margot Parker – UKIP
  • Jonathan Bullock – UKIP (now standing for the Brexit Party)

In this election you vote by selecting your preferred party, however continue reading to find out about the very varied 2019 candidate lists. (more…)

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The mobile library dates for Parwich are 28th June, 26th July and 23rd August between 3:15 and 3:35 on the Green.

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Congratulations to Sir Richard, who has been re-elected as our Councillor here in the Dovedale and Parwich ward of Derbyshire Dales District Council

The results were

  • Sandra Fearn (Liberal Democrats) 78 votes
  • Sir Richard FitzHerbert (Conservative) 424 votes
  • Sue Hodgson (Labour) 73 votes

The turn out was low, just under 44%. The Conservatives look set to retain control of the Council, though with a much reduced majority. See the District Council website for the full results.

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Polling now open

Derbyshire Dales District Council – Here in the Dovedale & Parwich ward we have three candidates:

  • Sandra Fearn (Liberal Democrat)
  • Sir Richard FitzHertbert (Conservative)
  • Sue Hodgson (Labour)

The six Polling Stations for our ward are listed here, for residents of Parwich we vote in the Memorial Hall, but Alsop vote in Tissington, with voting between 7am to 10pm on Thursday 2nd May.

Historically turnout is low for local elections, but as a Parwich resident said “If you don’t vote you’ve no right to moan“.

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There is no collection on bank holiday Monday (6 May) so all collections are one day later than usual that week, including a Saturday collection on 11 May (for usual Friday rounds). Details of which containers to put out can be found using our ‘when is my collection?‘ search facility.

Report a missed bin or order a replacement container online.

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Local Elections on Thursday

There are district and parish council elections this Thursday, 2nd of May:

Parwich Parish Council – There are six candidates for seven elected positions (see the Parish Council website), so these six candidates will automatically take office without the need for a vote. Click here to see who they are. Congratulations to all six.

Derbyshire Dales District Council – Here in the Dovedale & Parwich ward we have three candidates:

  • Sandra Fearn (Liberal Democrat)
  • Sir Richard FitzHertbert (Conservative)
  • Sue Hodgson (Labour)

The six Polling Stations for our ward are listed here, for residents of Parwich we vote in the Memorial Hall, but Alsop vote in Tissington, both with voting between 7am to 10pm on Thursday 2nd May.

Note. European Parliament elections are scheduled for Thursday 23rd May and the candidates for our region, the East Midlands can be seen here. To be included in the electoral roll in time to vote in European Parliament election you need to be registered by Tuesday 7th of May (click here to register on line).

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Action Grants

Derbyshire County Council have asked the Parish Council to publicise the availability of these grants. There are 2,000 grants of up to £500 and a smaller number of larger grants.

More details available here.

Somewhere in Derbyshire has to get this money – some of it could be for Parwich!

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