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Collision

Some time between Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning someone has driven into our car while it was parked outside our house opposite to Pump Hill. We didn’t hear it happen and no note has been left. (see photos) To hit it going forward would have meant the other vehicle was on the wrong side of the road. But there are no skid marks or damage down the side of the car. Perhaps someone reversed into it? If anyone saw this happen or remembers passing and seeing (or not)  the damage caused then any information would be gratefully received. Or if you have seen any suspicious new damage on any other vehicle!
Andrew M

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Catch them on page 8 of this week’s Ashboune News Telegraph.

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Parwich in The Times

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Help with Self-Isolation

Hi, we just wanted to offer our help to anyone who may need it at the moment.

Between us, we go to Ashbourne, Wirksworth or Bakewell every day and we would be happy to pick up anything needed such as shopping, prescriptions or anything else. We are happy to drop it off anywhere in the area. We can also call to Hartington for prescriptions if needed.

Please just call if you need anything at all. If we are unable to answer straight away please do leave us a message and we will get back to you. Our numbers are:

Liz Edge – 07545 345 504

Karen Wigley – 07792 289 888

Rosie Ward – 07712 481 197

Many thanks,

Liz, Karen and Rosie

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Burglary Dwelling & Non Dwelling

Not in Parwich, thank goodness, but I thought worth posting-

There has been several Burglaries overnight in Bradbourne, Carsington and Newton Grange, Ashbourne..
Anyone with information that may assist enquiries please contact PC15049 Beardshall at Matlock Police.
Ashbourne, Brailsford and Carsington Police

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General Election Hustings

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Monsdale Lane now clear

Thank you to Phil K for his swift assistance

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EU Election Results

With a turnout of 34.7%, only slightly more than 2014, the Brexit Party took over the two seats previously held by UKIP and won a third from the Tories, who lost both theirs. The LibDems regained the seat they lost in 2014, and Labour held their one seat.

Congratulations to our new MEPs here in the East Midlands Region:

  • Rory Palmer (Labour)
  • Bill Newton Dunn (LibDem)
  • Annunziata Rees-Mogg (The Brexit Party)
  • Jonathan Bullock (The Brexit Party)
  • Matthew Patten (The Brexit Party)

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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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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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The government has launched a review into the UK’s national parks and areas of outstanding natural beauty (AONBs).

Nearly 70 years after the country’s national parks were first established, aimed at opening up the countryside and allowing more people to connect with nature, DEFRA announced on Saturday that an independent panel will look at how these “iconic landscapes” meet the UK’s needs in the 21st century.

The review will explore how access to parks can be improved, how those who live and work in them can be better supported and their role in growing the rural economy.  In addition; part of the review will look at whether there is scope for the current network of 34 AONBs and 10 national parks to expand.

Click here for a link to the full article.

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Intravenous

Readers of Colin Galtrey’s books may like to know the latest John Gammon book is now available in Kindle and Paper back formats.
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After Brexit is it Blexit?

News has just arrived in the post this morning of a totally unexpected side effect of Brexit that is threatening the continued existance of the Parwich Blog and thousands of other similar small sites across the country. The team are so shocked that we thought we should share this news with you immediately.

WordPress, the company which provides the web building and publishing tools and hosts the website are informing all their clients that they may have to shut down all UK based operations. This seems to be something to do with their servers being located at the TBS site in Frankfurt. Under EU law all data held on servers within the EU must be subject to legal control by the European Court of Justice. As the UK intends to leave the ECJ this will create a conflict and likely that UK sites can no longer be hosted.

Under the Terms and Conditions of WordPress’ service all data held by them becomes theirs so we would not be able to move to another service or reconstitute the site elsewhere without infringing WordPress copyrights. So it looks like we will have no option but to close down the blog.

To read the full text of the WordPress letter we have scanned a copy here (more…)

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The Hurt of Yochana

Colin Galtrey’s latest book has just been released and is now on sale at Amazon in Kindle and Paperback formats.

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Thank you for letting us know Colin.

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Neighbourhood Watch

It appears that undesireable people were casing our properties last night, it was reported to me by a neighbor that people with head lights were wandering about in my orchard and in the Church Yard area for two hours last night. I will inform the police, please keep a watchful eye out for anything suspicious. Terry P

 

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Super Moon

Clear skies permitting there will be a super moon on Monday 14th November 2016.

The moon will be the closest to Earth it’s been since January 1948. It will appear bigger than it has for almost 70 years. The next time the moon is closer will not be until 2034.

During the event, the moon will appear up to 14% bigger and 30% brighter than an average full moon.

Lets hope for clear skies above Parwich.

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Photo: Lynn C

Further Reading: The Mirror

Further reading: The Independent

 

 

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Kiln Kane Access

Due to our house move the upper part of the lane will be blocked on Tuesday 20th and Wednesday 21st September.

Apologies for any inconvenience

Sue and Alan Purvis

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The Ashbourne News Telegraph reports that although you can get stamps or post parcels, there is not much else you can do at the Ashbourne Post Office at present:

The lack of full services at the post office inside the Co-op store in the Shawcroft Centre is now into its second week.

It is not known how quickly the difficulty will be resolved. Click here to see the full article. The nearest alternatives for us are Hartington and Winster, click here to find out more about local branches on the Post Office website.

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The Sycamore re-launch

There is a hive of activity at the Sycamore in preparation for the re-launch on Friday.

The grand re-launch: Friday 2nd September from 3pm, with live music from Elvis at 9pm

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 What’s New……

  • Put some fizz into your weekend – Proscecco by the glass every Friday and Saturday
  • Three hand pulled bitters
  • New Beers on the bar, Magners, Stella, Robinsons Smooth
  • New soft drinks ranges
  • New stock coming to the shop soon, orders can be taken
  • New menu from early October serving in the new dining room
  • New decoration

A sneak preview of the refurbishments so far…

For more information and updates click here: The Sycamore – Kirsty’s Facebook page

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Please confirm your Newspaper orders

The Sycamore redecorations are progressing well, so keep Friday 2nd September free in your diary for the grand re-opening (see https://parwich.org/2016/08/11/sycamore-re-launch-planned/).

Kirsty is continuing the newspaper orders, so if you have a paper on Saturday or Sunday they will be available to collect. Currently the Shop @The Sycamore is open each day from 10am to 2pm, and we will keep you updated as things progress.

However the list of who gets what newspaper has been mislaid, so if you could let Kirsty or Jane know what weekend papers you want that would be a great help. Either call into the Shop this lunch time or phone 390 212.

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National Sports Week

It seems that the Pupils of Parwich Primary School had a great time last week as part of National Sports Week. There are some excellent photos on the Ashbourne News Telegraph website. It is great they had a chance to experience so many different activities:

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Don’t forget that there are also regular photographic updates on the School website:

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Let’s hope it has them ready for the Children’s Sports and the Hill Races next week

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Parwich in tomorrow’s Stunner

In the light of the Sunday Times again featuring Parwich as one of the best places to live, the Ashbourne News Telegraph are running an article on this in tomorrow’s edition.

As today’s horrific news from Brussels comes in, it is good we can also reflect on what we value in our community and our environment.

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A Top Place to Live

The Ashbourne Telegraph reports that the Sunday Times, due out this coming Sunday,  has once again listed Parwich as one of the best places to live. Let’s hope it is more accurate than the report in The Times earlier this week which placed two  of Tissington’s shops in Parwich!

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A52s CD launch on Saturday

Your very own Friendly Neighbourhood Ciderband, The A52s are launching our first album! JOY MINING MACHINERY on 21st November with a celebratory gig at Wirksworth Town Hall.

We really hope that many of you lovely Parwichians who have followed, supported and danced along with us over the past 9 years(!) will be able to joins us. Please see the link below for tickets.

TICKETS HERE https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/townhallevents

The album will be available on CD and download. Proceeds from the CD sales will go to Aquabox http://www.aquabox.org/

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Your very own Friendly Neighbourhood Ciderband, The A52s are launching our first album! JOY MINING MACHINERY on 21st November with a celebratory gig at Wirksworth Town Hall.

We really hope that many of you lovely Parwichians who have followed, supported and danced along with us over the past 9 years(!) will be able to joins us. Please see the link below for tickets.

TICKETS HERE https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/townhallevents

The album will be available on CD and download. Proceeds from the CD sales will go to Aquabox http://www.aquabox.org/

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A52s CD Release in November

Your very own Friendly Neighbourhood Ciderband, The A52s are launching our first album! JOY MINING MACHINERY on 21st November with a celebratory gig at Wirksworth Town Hall.

We really hope that many of you lovely Parwichians who have followed, supported and danced along with us over the past 9 years(!) will be able to joins us. Please see the link below for tickets.

TICKETS HERE https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/townhallevents

The album will be available on CD and download. Proceeds from the CD sales will go to Aquabox http://www.aquabox.org/

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A52s releasing new CD

Your very own Friendly Neighbourhood Ciderband, The A52s are launching our first album! JOY MINING MACHINERY on 21st November with a celebratory gig at Wirksworth Town Hall.

We really hope that many of you lovely Parwichians who have followed, supported and danced along with us over the past 9 years(!) will be able to joins us. Please see the link below for tickets.

TICKETS HERE https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/townhallevents

The album will be available on CD and download. Proceeds from the CD sales will go to Aquabox http://www.aquabox.org/

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Parwich in Derbyshire Life

The article on Parwich that was in the July issue of Derbyshire Life is now on their website too, click on the photo below to see the article:

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We have just received the following from Derbyshire County Council:

21st January collection update
Because of the overnight snow, today’s scheduled waste and recycling collections are on hold. We’ll be inspecting the roads later to check if it’s safe to collect. In the meantime please leave out bins and bags.

Please note it’s not just the condition of the roads on today’s scheduled rounds that are a concern, but also roads to and from our depot at Longcliffe.

Many thanks

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Parwich.org exclusive: our own David G has located three new paintings from Picasso’s ‘Blue Period’. They are thought to be the documented, but never previously seen series entitled “Sea or Sky“.

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Furniture for sale

Janice W is selling a variety of furniture from three piece suite, dining table set, display cabinet, drawers and wardrobe as well as crockery and other bits and bobs all for very reasonable prices. Come to 3 West View over the weekend or contact Janice on 390281 or email lucywigley@googlemail.com to enquire. Below is a selection for sale:

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Ashbourne firefighters on strike

The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has announced further strike dates following a national ballot for strike action last year.

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service (DFRS) have said that FBU members will be striking on Friday, May 2, 12 noon until 5pm, Saturday, May 3, 2pm until 2am on Sunday, 4 May, and Sunday, May 4, from 10am until 3pm.

During times of industrial action, DFRS will continue to provide an emergency response service at a reduced level.

The Fire Service are asking members of the public to take extra steps to reduce the risk of a fire breaking out in their home and to take extra care when driving on the roads during times of industrial action. They DFRS say:

I would urge everyone to visit our website, www.derbys-fire.gov.uk where there is a wealth of fire safety advice and information available.

If you do have a fire, do not try to tackle this yourself, get out, stay out and call 999, we will respond.

The Ashbourne News Telegraph contains more details.

 

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The Nationwide has produced a special report stating that National Parks come with a house price premium of 18%. For more information read their full report.

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Alan Wood with the Arctic Star

Alan Wood is awarded the Arctic Star

Massive congratulations to Alan Wood who after nearly 70 years has now received the Arctic Star to acknowledge the vital role he, and many like him, played in World War Two.

The medal is awarded for any length of service above the Arctic Circle by members of the British armed forces and the merchant navy. Alan served in the merchant navy during World War Two on board the S.S. Fort Yukon in the Arctic convoys to Murmansk, Russia.

The Ashbourne News Telegraph included a quote from Alan:

I was only 17 when I joined the merchant navy in 1944. I spent three months on a training course for Lifeboat and Seamanship on the T.S. Vindicatrix, in Sharpness, Gloucestershire.

After this I joined the S.S. Demeatation in Grangemouth on the Forth, and we proceeded to London to take troops and supplies to the Normandy beaches.

On the second trip to the beaches, the ship was damaged by an inland shore battery with a number of casualties. We returned to North Shields for repairs.

The next ship I was on was the S.S. Fort Yukon, which was loaded with supplies bound for Murmansk, Russia. We went from Manchester up the Clyde, where we met with other vessels and formed a convoy.

I can tell you it was bitterly cold in the Arctic Circle, but I wasn’t frightened by it, I didn’t really feel it. After discharging the cargo in Murmansk we loaded the ship with phosphate bound for London.

Whilst we were sheltering in the north of Scotland overnight we heard that peace had been declared. My next trip as on the S.S. Llandaff, which went empty from Newport, Wales to Philadelphia to fetch supplies for American forces in the Pacific, but then the atomic bomb was dropped and the Japanese surrendered. So we boarded coal in Philadelphia for northern Norway instead.

I’m delighted to have been given this medal, but it’s a shame it took so long because many of my colleagues and friends who were also involved have long since died.”

 

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Tom Chambers will star alongside Oscar-winner Jim Broadbent in a BBC drama about the Great Train Robbery, to be screened on Thursday December 19th at 8pm. The Derby Telegraph has the full story.

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More than 200 children have tackled a series of challenges to mark the end of the academic year. The now annual Operation Red Rabbit day is organised by the Rev Dr Andy Larkin for youngsters in the parishes of Alsop-en-le-Dale, Fenny Bentley, Parwich, Thorpe and Tissington.

The Ashbourne News Telegraph has published a report on the recent Operation Red Rabbit event, complete with a slideshow. Click here to read it.

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Clive Russell writes:

With some sadness, I received the news from a friend that Mrs. Anne Cooper, the wife of the Rev Jack Cooper, passed away yesterday (Sunday April 21st) after a long battle with cancer. She would be known and remembered by many older village residents as the former Mrs Annie Lyon of Knob Hall, who taught at Belper, Fenny Bentley and other local schools. She also served as Clerk to the Parish Council and was generally prominent in village life before moving to the North East following Jack’s retirement.

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The Ashbourne News Telegraph have published an article about Ben Laycock (formerly of this parish), who is entering this year’s London Marathon in order to raise funds for Kith & Kids, an Autism charity.

Click here to read the article, and visit uk.virginmoneygiving.com/BenLaycock77 to find out more and make a donation.

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Some intriguing tracks have recently been found in the snow at the top of Parwich Hill. They were clearly made by some type of bird, but what could have made them? The tracks suggest a waddling gait, but all of our resident ornithologists were stumped. We therefore sent the photographs to Twycross Zoo, to see if they could help.

The response was instant, and very perplexing. “We recognised them immediately,” said a spokesman from the zoo, “as the marks are identical to those made by our Humboldt Penguins.”

“We have no idea how the penguin got to Parwich. It is certainly not one of ours, as we have counted them and they are all present and correct. As Humboldt penguins are known for burrowing, it is likely that yours has been living on the hill for a while, only making itself known after the recent heavy snowfall.”

“The Humboldt Penguin is a South American penguin, which breeds in coastal Peru and Chile. Its nearest relatives are the African Penguin, the Magellanic Penguin and the Galápagos Penguin. Have any of your residents visited any of these locations recently and perhaps smuggled one back?”

“They are certainly very resourceful birds. Last year, a Humboldt penguin escaped from Tokyo Sea Life Park by scaling the 13 feet high wall and through the fence into Tokyo bay. It then thrived in Tokyo Bay for 82 days before being recaptured.”

Whether our penguin has escaped or been stolen, we will never know. Climate change has been dramatic lately, but perhaps never this dramatic.

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