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Meet the Neighbours

matt & mel

Mel and Matt Neville moved with their Spaniel Gizmo into Rathbourne Croft on the 4th August 2017. They had moved to the village from Matlock where they had been living together for 2 years until their wedding in February 2017. Mel and Matt met through the dating website Eharmony and were drawn together through their love of the outdoors and their mutual desire for children and the country way of life. Mel gave birth to their daughter Amy on the 14th September this year. They chose to live in Parwich as it gives them the country home and quiet way of life they both crave, and having lived here for the past 6 weeks are happy that they have made the right decision. They both feel as though they have found their dream home in their dream location, and look forward to meeting the rest of the village when they are able; in particular they are looking forward to enjoying a drink in the legion, as soon as Amy lets them!

As a footnote, Mel would be interested to hear from anyone keen to be involved in a local mother and baby group.

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Support for CHICKS

ChicksAlong with my friend, Annette, I have decided to climb Mount Kilimanjaro next August to raise some vital funds for their very worthy cause. We have begun the training but the bigger challenge for us is raising the £7000 sponsorship money we have committed to. So far, we have held cake stalls in Ashbourne, set up a bonus ball, and planned fundraising evenings.

Many of you will be aware of the national children’s charity, CHICKS, a branch of which is on our doorstep in Fenny Bentley. CHICKS provides free respite breaks to disadvantaged children from all over the UK.  This year they need to raise £1.5 million to continue providing vital breaks for vulnerable children who might be living in poverty, be young carers, be victims of bullying or abuse, or have been bereaved.

How can you help?

  • You can buy a steak & ale pie / mince & onion pie/ Christmas cake from us (prices vary depending on size). These have already been selling like hot cakes (excuse the pun).
  • You can sponsor us directly (see details below)
  • You can do anything else you can think of to help us achieve our target!

Thank you for taking the time to read this. This is a challenge very close to our hearts and made even tougher because I don’t like small insects and Annette doesn’t like small mammals!

Tracey Fentem and Annette Froggatt

For pies/cakes requests, contact Tracey on 07772 758470.

Donations can be made in person at our place of work – FitzHerbert Primary School, by cheque in the post to us (please make it payable to Tracey Fentem) or bank transfers can be made to our Fundraising Account Sort code 40-28-01, Bank Account Number 11012258 and Reference number to our account is 72521429900.

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Lucy in Action

Thank you to Ian Brownson for sending us this photograph


Local rider Lucy Dale racing at Darley Moor yesterday.

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Colin Galtrey’s latest book I Am Fawn Jones is now out. For those who are interested, it is available on Amazon in Kindle and paper format.

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Thank You Alison & Shaun

A big thank you to Alison and Shaun Edge for supplying Friday Football with an amazing combined pool and snooker table… the children really appreciate this kind gift. I am sure we will get many hours of use!
Jason J

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New Vicar

Thank you to Richard T for the following:

The Rev Carollyn McDonald is the new Vicar of Parwich. She was licensed in a service at Tissington by the Bishop of Repton, Bishop Jan McFarlane.

Carollyn, who becomes priest in charge, has wide responsibilities and  these include looking after Tissington, Fenny Bentley, Thorpe and Alsop-en-le-Dale.


(Carollyn on the left)

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A Village Wedding

Congratulations Paul and Lucy

Thanks to Margaret W for many of these photos.

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