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Join CHICKS for an evening of stargazing and discover the stars at our wonderful Daleside retreat in deepest ‘darkest’ Derbyshire! Suitable for all the family, the evening will be hosted by local Astronomer’s Patrick and Joanne Poitevi, who in their spare time run Scopes4SEN. They have donated 3 telescopes and lots of resources for CHICKS children to use. They will share their vast knowledge of the solar system with you in our dining hall. We will also serve delicious complimentary homemade soup made by our resident cook Emma to help keep you warm, along with tea, coffee and hot chocolate.
Weather permitting we will be able to walk up to our hill top where you will have access to our telescopes and more insights from Patrick and Joanne.

please register for tickets using this link: https://stargazingchickscharity.eventbrite.co.uk

Alternatively please give CHICKS a call on 07525 277 985 or in the office on 01335 350525.

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Join CHICKS for an evening of stargazing and discover the stars at our wonderful Daleside retreat in deepest ‘darkest’ Derbyshire! Suitable for all the family, the evening will be hosted by local Astronomer’s Patrick and Joanne Poitevi, who in their spare time run Scopes4SEN. They have donated 3 telescopes and lots of resources for CHICKS children to use. They will share their vast knowledge of the solar system with you in our dining hall. We will also serve delicious complimentary homemade soup made by our resident cook Emma to help keep you warm, along with tea, coffee and hot chocolate.
Weather permitting we will be able to walk up to our hill top where you will have access to our telescopes and more insights from Patrick and Joanne.

please register for tickets using this link: https://stargazingchickscharity.eventbrite.co.uk

Alternatively please give CHICKS a call on 07525 277 985 or in the office on 01335 350525.

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National Trust Event

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Thank you to Alex S for alerting us to this nationwide event.

The National Trust  are opening their doors to anyone who presents a National Lottery ticket or scratch card on Wednesday 13th December. It is to say thank you to National Lottery players for all the money they have raised which helps them look after places with important conservation projects.
Some places may not be open all the time in December. It is best to check individual web pages before setting out. For participating local venues please visit the National Trust website.

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Thanks to DDDC for the following information:

For the 10th year in a row, Derbyshire Dales District Council is encouraging people to ‘shop local’ this Christmas by introducing free parking across the district from 1st December.
The free parking from 2pm throughout December comes on top of residents’ parking concessions that allow local people to park free every day of the year up to 11am and after 4pm.
This means Dales residents have free parking for 21 hours each day over the festive period, which helps local people and local traders.
Free parking extends to midnight each day and motorists are reminded not to leave anything valuable in their vehicles as the lead up to Christmas can also be a choice time for thieves.

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Y Not

Photos taken before tonights rain. There are going to be thousands of cold damp people at Pikehall tonight. If you are going keep warm and Y Not share your photos on the blog.

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Butterfly Reserve Open Day

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The first Open Day for Derbyshire’s first Butterfly Reserve has been organised for Sunday the 23rd of July from 11 am to 3 pm. 

Members of Butterfly Conservation East Midlands, including Ray Walker (Hon Warden), Derek Brownlee (Hon Assistant Warden) together with Pat and Ken Orpe will be able to show visitors around this abandoned limestone quarry where already 24 species of butterflies have been recorded including Dark Green Fritillary and the Peak District version of the Brown Argus. It will also be possible to see the work that many volunteers have done to enhance the habitat so as to increase the biodiversity at the site. 

Directions. From the cross road in the centre of Longcliffe village, proceed in a north westerly direction towards Slipper Low Farm and just after the brow of the first hill, take the first left, just before a bungalow, and then proceed down a limestone track and park by the entrance gates to the Nature Reserve at the end of the track (SK222562). 

Contact: Ken Orpe ken@malaga.plus.com

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Sheep Loose

Apparently there are Sheep in the road on Creamery lane. 3 lambs 2 adult.

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