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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

Hoe Grange Quarry

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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“Duck racers beware of the river monster on the weir below the ford”

Thank you for sending this in David G

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Mrs Monty’s Uttoxeter Tips

16:45 Dartford Warbler

17:50 Midnight Magic

You heard it here first 🙂

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Wigber Low Talk

There is a talk this Wednesday 26th October at Queen Elizabeth Grammar Schhol about Wigber Low which may be of interest to Parwich locals as Wigber low is quite prominent on the road to Ashbourne and is close to the the old medieval track from Parwich to Ashbourne which went via Knivetonwood.
There is also a display at Ashbourne Library for the next two weeks with some of the objects found at Wigber Low together with a storyboard display.wigber-low-poster-final

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