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There is no collection on bank holiday Monday (27 May) so all collections are one day later than usual that week, including a Saturday collection on 1 June (for usual Friday rounds). Details of which containers to put out can be found using our ‘when is my collection?‘ search facility.

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EU Elections on Thursday

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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Easter Bin Collections

Collections on Good Friday (19 April) will take place as normal.  Collections during the week commencing Monday 22 April will all be one day late with Friday collections taking place on Saturday (27 April).  Details of which containers to put out and can be found using our ‘when is my collection?‘ search facility.

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The Parish Council has received and considered a further reply from Derbyshire County Council regarding road signs in the Village. This was their latest reply.

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Statements of nomination for

  • Parwich Parish Council and
  • Parwich and Dovedale ward of Derbyshire Dales District Council

have been published, and can be seen here.

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Are you interested in an apprenticeship, or know anyone who might be?
More Derbyshire County Council apprenticeship vacancies have gone live on their jobs website .

There is a countryside warden and two outdoor activity instructor positions. This is in addition to the civil engineering, trading standards, business admin and health and social care vacancies that are already available to apply for.

More vacancies will be released over the next couple of weeks.

Anyone over 16 can do an apprenticeship. So whether you’re just leaving school or are looking to train in something new, an apprenticeship could be the way to go.

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Election notices for Parish and District Council elections have been posted on the noticeboard and Parish Council website. These include details of how to stand as a candidate and how to register to vote. They can be seen here.

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Mobile Library

Mobile Library dates and time for Parwich are 3:35 to 3:45 on the 5th of April, 3rd of May and the 31st of May.

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Grants Up for Grabs

DCC has announced the next round of Action Grants aimed at community groups, clubs and charities. To find out more click here

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Further to the recent correspondence which the Parish Council has had with the Traffic and Road Safety Service of Derbyshire County Council you may wish to read their latest response. It’s not at all supportive of the wishes of the village as expressed by our Parish Council. It’s quite a long response when really they could have just said no we don’t want to spend any money on you (how much do a few signs with 20 painted on them cost?, or false road narrowing gates at the entrance to the village like Brassingon?)

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A515 Road Closure

Advanced warning of road closure affecting the A515 between Ashbourne and Newhaven from 25th February 2019 to 1st March 2019 21:00 to 06:00 each night for maintenance work.

The official diversion is through Cromford but remains to be seen how many find there way round the country lanes and through the villages.

Official notice can be found here.

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Mouldridge Lane Closure

Mouldridge Lane in Pikehall will be closed for roadworks at the end of February

See details here

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Just to let you know, I have let the council know the dog waste bin by the toilets is overflowing with poo bags now being placed, understandably, on the floor. They said it should be collected with 48 hours. Has anyone noticed if any of the other dog waste bins around the village are overflowing too?

Caroline G

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 Free Christmas tree recycling in the Dales

From 7 January Derbyshire Dales District Council will be helping local people recycle their real Christmas trees.

All residents have to do is place the tree at the edge of their property on their usual green/recycling collection day by 1 February and the tree will be composted along with other garden materials.

 Any tree over 5ft in length must be broken or sawn down to a manageable size, with decorations and plant pots removed.  Alternatively, trees can be taken to the nearest household waste recycling centre.

Plain Christmas cards and wrapping paper can be included in residents’ kerbside cardboard and paper recycling to be collected by the District Council’s contractor Serco.  Foil-backed and glittery cards and paper should not be included, but placed in general household waste grey bins or black sacks.

Excess recycling can be placed at the side of recycling containers, but residents should make sure it is easily identifiable and suitably contained in a transparent container such as a stacker box rather than a black bag.

Any excess card, paper and magazines must be separated from other excess recycling such as glass, plastics, cans, beverage cartons, aerosols and foil trays. Cardboard should be flattened after removing all staples, packaging tape and polystyrene and bubble wrap. Any pieces that will not fit in a recycling container can be flattened and placed next to the container for collection – large cardboard boxes should be flattened and broken down into smaller pieces no wider than 0.5m to fit the recycling compartment of the collection trucks.

Small waste electrical and electronic equipment can be disposed of at one of the District Council’s electrical recycling banks in car parks at Lido, Matlock; Wirksworth’s Canterbury Road and Bakewell’s Granby Road.
Derbyshire Dales residents can use the online postcode search at http://www.derbyshiredales.gov.uk/collectioncalendar to check on their collection cycle, where they can also download and view their 2019 collection calendar.

  • Anyone without online access who needs assistance can call the District Council’s Waste Helpline on 01629 761122.

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Mobile Library

Mobile Library dates for Parwich  are 11 Jan, 8 Feb and 8 March between 3:15pm and 3:45pm on the Green.

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Christmas Bin Collections

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The Traffic Management department of Derbyshire County Council recently responded to the Parish Council’s concerns regarding vehicle speed in the village. They would not implement a 20mph limit but were prepared to place additional 30mph repeaters in the village.

After this response was posted on the blog the Parish Council received a number of comments from residents and discussed the issue at its recent meeting. As a result the following reply has been sent back to Traffic Management.

The Parish Council also suggests that residents with views on this subject write directly to Traffic Management at

ETC.TrafficManagement@derbyshire.gov.uk

to emphasise their concerns.

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Christmas Parking Concession

DDDC has informed us that once again there will be free parking after 2 pm in it’s car parks during December.

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Some of you may be aware that the Parish Council has been pursuing the possibilty of reducing the traffic speed limit through the village to 20 mph for some time. Derbyshire County Council have finally responded to the council. Unfortunately they have refused to reduce the speed limit to 20 mph but will install additional 30 mph repeater signs.

The Parish Council will have the opportunity to consider responding to this letter at the next Council meeting on the 21st of November. I’m sure the council would welcome any comments either here via the blog or directly to members of the council or Andrew Martin the clerk clerk@parwichparishcouncil.org.uk

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Derbyshire County Council have grants available for a number of community projects. Information about the criteria for the grants and the application process can be found here

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There is no collection on bank holiday Monday (27 August) so all collections are one day later than usual that week, including a Saturday collection on 1 September (for usual Friday rounds). Details of which containers to put out and can be found using the Council ‘when is my collection?‘ search facility or check our Blog Diary and What’s On pages

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Residents across the Derbyshire Dales are being asked to give their views on the collection of waste and recycling in the district to help shape the future collection service. An online survey can be found here, which closes on 23rd September.

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Mobile Library Dates

Parwich dates are Friday 20 July, 17 August and 14 September between 3:15 and 3:45.

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Library Consultation

Derbyshire County Council have launched a consultation on the future of the library services in the county. More information can be found here. Residents are being encouraged to complete the questionaire that can be found from the linked article.

There are a number of meetings and focus groups being held including one at Ashbourne Library on 8th June at 2pm.

Also directly the village is the future of the Mobile Library Service. A separate focus group is being formed for that –

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Pot Holes!

We have received the following statement from Derbyshire County Council via our Parish Council.

We recognise how important the condition of the roads in Derbyshire are to Derbyshire residents and the difficulties they are currently facing. However Derbyshire County Council is doing its utmost to complete the necessary repairs in a timely manner, and below is an update on the steps we are currently taking to alleviate what we consider to be a very challenging situation.

In the first week of March whilst the adverse weather was preventing us from getting on the roads we were only able to repair just over 323 pothole in that week.
Last week following the roll out of the approved investment and delivery plan on a four day week (due to back holiday) we completed just in excess of 1,000 pothole repairs.
We currently have just over 70 operatives out on the network repairing potholes.
We currently have 9 hotbox gangs in operation, working extended hours and weekends. As of Monday we will increase this number to 12.
All hotbox gangs have a mandate to find and fix.
We have patching gangs in all three areas of the county undertaking large sections of patching repairs.
We have two Jetpatchers focusing on Derbyshire rural network.

We will continue to endeavour to complete the necessary repairs.

Regards

Cllr Simon Spencer
Deputy Leader & Cabinet Member for Highways, Transport & Infrastructure

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Please find details of the proposed temporary speed limit restriction and prohibition of waiting for A5012, A515 and Friden Ln, Newhaven.
You can view the order on this link

For any queries please email david.nicholson@derbyshire.gov.uk, for the attention David Nicholson, or call on 01629 538685.

Derbyshire Highways Hub
Economy, Transport and Environment Department
Derbyshire County Council | County Hall | Matlock | DE4 3AG

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Bin collections catch-up

Catch up bin collections are due to start tomorrow weather permitting. Although that means they are then due to collect our grey general waste and food caddies tomorrow, we are not optimistic that the weather here in Parwich will permit this.

Click here for more info from Derbyshire Dales site

The catch-up of missed waste & recycling collections will start tomorrow (Saturday 3 March), assuming that road conditions have improved. Tomorrow crews will start to collect grey bins/blacks sacks/ food waste and recycling that have been missed this week – starting with Wednesday’s outstanding collections and then Thursday’s and Friday’s. On Monday scheduled grey bin/black sack/food and recycling collections are due to take place. Food waste missed on recycling day this week will be collected next week as scheduled with grey bin/black sacks.

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Please find details of the proposed road closure for Bradbourne Road, Unnamed Section Of B5056 From Horsley Farm To White Meadows Farm Fenny Bentley, currently planned for 12th February for 3 weeks for resurfacing work. This is the stretch from the Tissington ford to the Bentley Brook.
You can view the order on this link https://roadworks.org?tm=104346292
For any queries please email traffic.trafregord@derbyshire.gov.uk, for the attention Elaine Coope or call 01629 538516

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Mobile Library Dates

Dates for the mobile library for next couple of months –
Friday 2 Feb, 2 March and 19 March for Parwich from 3:15pm to 3:45 pm on the Green.

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Please find details of the proposed road closure for Bradbourne Road, Unnamed Section Of B5056 From Horsley Farm To White Meadows Farm Fenny Bentley, currently planned for 12th February for 3 weeks for resurfacing work. This is the stretch from the Tissington ford to the Bentley Brook.
You can view the order on this link https://roadworks.org?tm=104346292
For any queries please email traffic.trafregord@derbyshire.gov.uk, for the attention Elaine Coope or call 01629 538516

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Christmas Bin Collections

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Today’s Bin Collection

We have received this from DDDC-

BIN COLLECTIONS UPDATE: All our waste & recycling crews are out today as scheduled. Conditions have improved but some roads in the district continue to be affected by snow and ice. The majority of scheduled collections took place on Tuesday, but there were some areas where it was not possible to collect.

Yesterday we also caught up with some of Monday’s collections and today we have additional vehicles out collecting outstanding collections from Monday and Tuesday.

The message to residents continues to be to leave out bins please and our crews will return as soon as possible, so long as it is safe to do so.

It is likely that we will have to complete the catch-up by working on Saturday.
Your patience is appreciated. Thank you.

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Christmas Bin Collections

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