Archive for the ‘Pikehall’ Category

Congratulations are due to the organisers of Pikehall’s Y-Not Festival, for their double victory at this year’s UK Festival Awards.

Y-Not were victorious in two categories: the “grass roots” festival award, and the award for having the best toilets of any festival in the UK, big or small!

As no other British festival (no, not even Glastonbury!)  managed to win two awards, this is a fantastic achievement, and proof positive that we have a truly wonderful annual event on our doorstep.

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…for there’s a new star in town! It was great to see Parwich’s Hazel B playing such a confident and well-received three-song set this afternoon, in the Acoustic Tent at this year’s Y-Not Festival. This was only Hazel’s second public performance, following her recent debut at the Miners Arms in Brassington, and PARWICH.ORG predicts that she will go far!

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Y-Not Festival 2011: Sunday’s acts

Here’s our third and final Y-Not Festival preview, which gives you a taste of all the acts appearing on Sunday August 9th.

Click here to preview the acts on the main (Big Gin) Stage.
Click here for the acts on the Quarry Stage.
Click here for the acts on the Allotment Stage.

On each page, you’ll find a YouTube video for each act, plus links to official websites for each artists.

If you have Spotify installed, click here for a playlist featuring most of Sunday’s acts.

Finally, here’s an index page for the full set of Y-Not previews.

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Here’s a preview of all the acts appearing The Y-Not Festival on Saturday August 8th.

Click here to preview the acts on the main (Big Gin) Stage.
Click here for the acts on the Quarry Stage.
Click here for the acts on the Allotment Stage.

On each page, you’ll find a YouTube video for each act, plus links to official websites for each artists.

If you have Spotify installed, click here for a playlist featuring most of Saturday’s acts.

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The Y-Not Festival takes place in Pikehall this coming weekend, from Friday August 5th to Sunday August 9th. All tickets have now sold out.

To whet the appetites of those who are attending, we will be providing a series of previews over the next three days, starting with the acts who will be performing on Friday.

Click here to preview the acts on the main (Big Gin) Stage.
Click here for the acts on the Quarry Stage.
Click here for the acts on the Allotment Stage.

On each page, you’ll find a YouTube video for each act, plus links to official websites for each artists.

Finally, if you have Spotify installed, click here for a playlist featuring most of Friday’s acts.

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Y-Not Festival 2011

Update: Click here for previews of all this year’s acts.

This year’s Y-Not Festival takes place between Friday August 5th and Sunday August 7th, on Mouldridge Lane in Pikehall. There are three stages this year, and a line-up which includes Maximo Park, Feeder, The Go! Team, Jamie Woon, Viva Brother, New Young Pony Club, Art Brut, The Rifles, Miles Kane, Beardyman, Dananananaykroyd, The Duke Spirit, Wolf Gang and Benjamin Francis Leftwich.

Update: all tickets have sold out.

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Pikehall harness racing

The second of this year’s Pikehall harness racing fixtures takes place tomorrow (Sunday June 12th) from 2pm. Entrance is £8 per person, with free admission to under-14s and free parking at the site. There’s more info at http://www.pikehallharnessracing.co.uk/.

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Pikehall Harness Racing

The first of this year’s three harness racing events takes place in Pikehall next Saturday afternoon (14th May), from 2pm onwards. For more information, visit the official website.

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Congratulations are due to Sir Richard FitzHerbert, who has been elected as the Conservative member for the Dovedale and Parwich ward of Derbyshire Dales District Council, with 594 votes against the Labour candidate’s 181 votes.

This ward encompasses the parishes of Eaton and Alsop, Fenny Bentley, Hartington Nether Quarter, Lea Hall, Mappleton, Newton Grange, Parwich, Tissington and Thorpe. Sir Richard replaces our previous councillor, Simon Spencer (also Conservative), who had won the seat uncontested in 2007.

As for the Carsington Water ward, which includes the parish of Ballidon and Bradbourne, this was held by Lewis Rose (Conservative), who won it uncontested.

Representation for Pikehall residents is more complicated, as Pikehall is split between five different parishes (Parwich, Hartington Nether Quarter, Ballidon/Bradbourne, Brassington and Elton). Residents will be represented as follows, depending on their parish:
– Parwich and Hartington Nether Quarter: Sir Richard FitzHerbert
– Ballidon/Bradbourne and Brassington: Lewis Rose
– Elton: Colin Swindell (Labour member for Winster & South Darley)

There were no Parish Council elections for Parwich, or for Ballidon/Bradbourne. In the Eaton/Alsop parish, the three candidates – John Bunting, Christopher Duffell and David Wainwright – were returned unopposed.

The Conservatives now hold 29 seats on the Council. Labour have 5 seats, the Lib Dems have 4, and there is one Independent member. Compared to the 2007 elections, the Conservatives have gained 3 seats, Labour have gained 1 seat, and the Lib Dems have lost 4 seats.

Full district council election results for Derbyshire Dales can be found here.
Town and Parish Council results can be viewed here.

You can also follow Sir Richard FitzHerbert on Twitter: http://twitter.com/@RichardFitzHerb

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This year’s Y-Not music festival will be taking place in the usual location in Pikehall, from August 5th to August 7th. There is an increased capacity this year, with room for 4,999 ticket holders.

Although many of this year’s acts have yet to be announced, the organisers have already booked Maxïmo Park and The Go! Team, amongst many others. The festival’s website has the details, and tickets are already on sale.

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If You Want Snow…

Thank you very much Liz E for sending in these striking pictures up at Pike Hall. Liz points out that you can see Minninglow Planting in the distance. It’s been seen many times before, but rarely in such a striking setting.

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The location of Green Lane!

Hope this helps solve the mystery of the exact location of Green Lane – thanks to Lynn Burrow at Peak Park for responding to our request for help.

Click on the map to enlarge.

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 Update on Green Lane, Pikehall

I recently wrote an article about green lanes and motor vehicles in Parwich parish magazine and on the Parwich website. I now wish to update you on the situation relating to Green Lane, Pikehall.

We have recently been informed by Derbyshire County Council that the claim to have this lane registered as a By Way Open to All Traffic (BOAT) has been closed. This means that the status of Green Lane will be unclear for the immediate future but it can no longer be used by public motor vehicles (excluding mobility scooters).

Signs will be erected on Green Lane in the near future to state that motor vehicles are not permitted (landowners and tenants with access are still permitted to use the route to access their fields) and we will monitor the situation with vehicle loggers. Should it be necessary we may ask the police to hold an Operation Blackbrook day at Pikehall to help explain to motor vehicle users about the confirmed new status of the route. Please leave any actions and enforcement to the appropriate authorities and bear in mind that this status has only just been confirmed by DCC and vehicle users may well be using the route unaware of the resolution of the routes status at the present time.

If you would like to discuss this matter further, then please don’t hesitate to call me on 01298 84992.

Lynn Burrow, Area Ranger, Peak District National Park Authority

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Y-Not Festival 2010.

The atmosphere as soon as we arrived reminded me of those impromptu last-minute parties that end up being the ones you still talk about with misty-eyed nostalgia. People here were all laughing, playing, and dancing with genuine gay abandon, there was…something…different going on here. I couldn’t quite put my finger on it. But I REALLY liked it.

Click here to read a full -and very positive – report of this year’s Y-Not Festival, as posted by the Nottingham arts and entertainment magazine LeftLion.

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Unit Space Available

Thank you to Rob Gosling for sending in this email – if you are interested in more information, please ring him on 07968124447 or email him at robert_gosling@btconnect.com

We are converting 2 stone barns at Pikehall into workspace/studio/office. Initially there is 2800sq/ft, with a 20ft by 10ft tempcontrolled spray booth (previous tenant did spray work on motor bikes).  This unit is on two floors and could be subdivided into 2 or even 4 units.  Further space of approximately 2100 sq/ft is awaiting development.


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A combination of low humidity and clear skies over the weekend made for some beautiful lighting conditions in the early evening. Kevin S. took this shot of the Roystone rocks (near Roystone Grange, between Ballidon and Pikehall) at around 7pm yesterday. Please click it to enlarge.

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May Bank Holiday Weekend
 Derbyshire Open Arts
Saturday 28th – Monday 31st May

A visual arts and crafts event across the county. This free event invites you to visit artists and craftspeople in their showspaces and workplaces to purchase and view their work. There are many opportunities to talk to the artists and watch them work, as well as taking in the beautiful Derbyshire scenery over the weekend.  Free brochures with maps are available to download or from libraries, tourist offices or from the artists themselves.

Ruby Hickmott will be exhibiting at this year’s event, in her home, 4 Church Walk.   She always welcomes visitors over this weekend and it is a joy to see her work.  We will be doing a separate focus on Ruby’s work during the week.

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Ashbourne Festival   18th June – 4th July
Another summer of entertainment in prospect and another year of great entertainment beckons. Once again this festivals aims to bring you perennial favourites, familiar faces and well chosen internationally famous artists. Together they make up the melting pot that is Ashbourne Festival.
Ticket Sales are now open Monday – Sunday 10am – 5pm 01335 343666 or call in at Ashbourne TIC – for a full list of events click here.

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Buxton Festival 7th – 25th July

The Peak District hills host a friendly crowd of opera, music and literature lovers from all over the country during July’s Buxton Festival.

A morning literary series, afternoon concerts and rarely-performed opera in the evening offer a rich and unique cultural experience, attracting big names and a faithful audience to an historic and beautiful setting.  Online booking is available.

Y not Festival – July 30th – August 1stFor one weekend a year, the gorgeous Peak District countryside of Pikehall is home to the Y-Not Festival. Y Not is an intimate music festival steering away from the huge corporate events so many others have become.   A varied and electic range of music, from country folk, to indie rock and everything in-between.  Y-Not is a showcase for all that is fresh and exciting in global music. From emerging talent and breaking bands to established acts, if you want to catch a band on the cusp of success this is your chance.

Many of the acts across the weekend will be camping right there with everyone else, giving the whole weekend a sense of intimacy hard to find anywhere else. And you may just have heard the campfire songs once that night already…

Wirksworth Festival – 10th – 26th September
with the Free Visual Arts Trails Weekend – Sat 11 & Sun 12

Great Art in Unexpected Places

Three weeks of events, with a special focus each weekend on-
Art & Architecture Trail
Contemporary Art Focus weekend of exploration and artist talks
A new Community Celebration to close the Festival.

More details including downloadable brochure will be available nearer the time

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This year’s Y-Not Festival takes place from July 30th to August 1st, at Mouldridge Lane in Pikehall. Although some acts are yet to be announced, this year’s line-up is looking stronger than ever, with more nationally recognised acts than ever before.

The Futureheads will be headling on Friday night, while The Subways and Los Campesinos! top the bill on Saturday night. Other acts include Turin Brakes, OK Go, Get Cape Wear Cape Fly, Kid British, Daisy Dares You, Darwin Deez, Little Comets, Rox and Twisted Wheel.

For more information, and to order tickets online, visit the official festival site. A full weekend ticket costs £55, or £41 if you’re between 10 and 15 years old. Under 10s can visit free of charge. Day tickets cost £24 (Sunday), £29 (Friday) and £31 (Saturday).

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Pikehall in the snow

With this picture taken from Gotham Grange Farm, spare a thought for those with roads not being gritted at all.  School and shops are for some still inaccessible.

Thank you PB

(More photos from Pikehall, Ballidon, Alsop, etc are always welcome)

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Harness Racing this afternoon

Today (Sunday July 12th) sees the second of this year’s two Pikehall Harness Racing fixtures. The first race starts at 2pm, and admission is £8 (plus free admission for children under 14). If you’ve never attended one of these events before, then it’s an experience which is well worth sampling.

Click here for the official website, and click here for our photo gallery from 2008.

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Pikehall Harness Racing

Tomorrow (Sunday June 14th) sees the first of this year’s two Pikehall Harness Racing fixtures. The first race starts at 2pm, and admission is £8 (plus free admission for children under 14). If you’ve never attended one of these events before, then it’s an experience which is well worth sampling.

Click here for the official website, and click here for our photo gallery from 2008.

The second of this year’s fixtures takes place on Sunday July 12th.

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Just beyond the High Peak Trail railway bridge on the road to Pikehall, the following extraordinary sight greets you.

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The field is planted with forage maize. Warmth is important to this particular crop, so rows of biodegradeable plastic are installed to trap the energy of the sun. Each plastic strip covers two rows of maize and the crop bursts through the membrane. Growing forage maize has never before been attempted in this area due to the temperature, so the success of this ‘high altitude’ planting will be interesting to watch.

By the way, forage maize is not intended for human consumption so this crop will not find its way to our dinner plates!

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It’s The Stunner!

In this week’s Stunner (available in the pub as well as on-line):

p.1 Mystery surrounds land slip highway: an article and photo echoing our previous posts and comments on the state of the B5056 at Fenny Bentley.  The slip was probably caused by the floods last summer but will be difficult and expensive to fix since the hillside is made of slippery shale.  Derbyshire County Council will shortly be investigating the cause and extent of the slip following which they will be looking at when to carry out the work.  They do not rule out closing the road whilst the work is being carried out.

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Apologies for the late publication regarding this week’s Ashbourne News Telegraph. Unfortunately the blog team are a man down, as Peter is not well at the moment. 

From Sunday, we will also be losing Christopher – so if you are interested in joining this very friendly, small team, please email us.

  • p3. Keeping with the traditional name – A ‘new’ name for the hospital, but Mrs V Wright from Parwich who submitted two names is quoted as saying, “If that’s what people want then fair comment, but it’s a shame a new building hasn’t got a new name….”.
  • p5. Compost fire firm wins ‘green’ award – Vital Earth which of course has Parwich links through Mr Robert Shields, has won the International Green Hero Award and will now be automatically put forward in European Business Awards for the Environment.  A spokesman for the judges said that they were not aware of the fire incident, but this would not have necessarily affected their decision if they had known. (more…)

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Yesterday 29 of us  attended probably the most important course in our lives – learning how to save a child’s life – that child could be yours!

Course was supported by the Charity ‘Just A Few Minutes’, organized by Alan Gibson consultant neonatologist at Sheffield Children’s Hospital, and staff from Sheffield & Chesterfield Hospitals. We were dealing with the most precious of things, a child’s life, but never has a course seems so compelling and interesting. Considering the seriousness of the subject, at times we were in fits of laughter, especially when faced with some of the ‘real life’ scenarios and the initial ways in which we tried to deal with the situation.  Click on any of the photos to enlarge. (more…)

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We have had some more frosty pictures sent into us: three from Pikehall & one from Parwich.

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Here’s a video montage of images taken at this year’s Y-Not Festival. Click the picture to activate the movie….

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Despite some heavy rain earlier in the day, the Pikehall Y-Not festival got off to a dry and bright start yesterday. Although technical problems delayed the opening of the main stage, the large acoustic tent proved to be an ideal venue to house the Friday afternoon/evening line-up. The bands alternated on stage with the scheduled acoustic artists, with an impressively quick turnaround time between each act.

Our small but enthusiastic Parwich posse witnessed a great set of performances from The Moutown Project, Anthea Neads, Esteban, comedian Ruth Cockburn, The Rusticles, Toufique Ali and our clear favourites: the splendid Whiskycats from Manchester.

As the evening sunshine poured into the tent and the crowd thrashed around wildly to an unknown, unsigned band who were clearly loving every minute, the underlying purpose of the festival – to promote undiscovered talent in a relaxed environment, surrounded by beautiful countryside – became gloriously apparent.

To view a full photoset of images from Friday, please click here. Or if you prefer, you can simply start with this image and work your way forwards.

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Commiserations to the organisers of this weekend’s Y-Not Festival: following the cancellation of Sunday’s headliners Cage The Elephant due to illness, Saturday’s headliners Mystery Jets have now pulled out, also due to illness.

The good news is that Cage The Elephant’s Sunday night slot has just been filled by the terrific Hot Club De Paris.

Best wishes to everyone involved with Y-Not, for a successful and enjoyable festival weekend.

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Today’s acts are, in order of appearance: Find yourself a new ugly Bassist, Melisma!, Orion, avanGaäd, BOY COM., The Fideal Effect, Shades, Corkstone, The Fillmore Gears, Black Alley Screens and Hot Club De Paris.

Please note that the original headliners Cage The Elephant have cancelled due to injury.

Update: Cage The Elephant have now been replaced by Hot Club De Paris.

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Today’s acts are, in order of appearance: Andy Page, Beck Lanehart, Adam Peter Smith, [name removed at artist’s request], Luke Banot, Maheda and Simon Andrews. There will also be one other act, which is yet to be announced.

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Today’s acts are, in order of appearance: Mystery Jets, Pylon Less Wires, Zambula, Lo Fi Lung, Rebel Control, Tough Love, Max Raptor, New Groove Formation, The Fallout Theory, 51/50s, Frank Turner.

Update: Mystery Jets have had to cancel their appearance, as their lead singer has fallen ill and been taken to hospital.

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Today’s acts are, in order of appearance: James ‘Bar’ Bowen, Justin Saltmeris, Nick Williams, Brynley G Jones, Ashley Hancock, Jackel, Martyn Stevens, Tony Reid and Vijay Kishore.

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Our daily six-part series continues with a look at the acts scheduled to play the main stage of the Pikehall Y-Not Festival on Friday August 1st, starting from 13:00.

Today’s acts are, in order of appearance: Smiling Ivy, The Moutown Project, Esteban, The Rusticles, Ceasefire, Whiskycats, Edison, The Virginmarys, King Furnace and Hijak Oscar.

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In the first of six daily previews of this year’s line-up at the Pikehall Y-Not Festival, we look at the acts playing the Acoustic Stage on Friday August 1st.

Acts are listed in order of appearance, with the first act due on stage at around 13:00.

Tickets can be bought on line via this link, with £5 from every ticket sale being donated to the Parwich Memorial Hall fund.

Today’s acts are: morninoonanight, Dave House, Anthea Neads, Toufique Ali, Danny Apple, David Gibb and Matt Henshaw.

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Page 6: There is some speculation as to the future of the Co-Op and Somerfield supermarkets in Ashbourne, now that the Co-Operative group is set to buy out the Somerfield chain nationally.  After the merger, will both competing stores survive? A Co-Op spokesman explains that no comment can be made until late September at the earliest.

Page 16: A notice advertising Brassington Carnival, which takes place tomorrow (Sunday July 27th).  Nigel Clough of Burton Albion FC will be judging the floats and fancy dress at noon, followed by entertainment on the school field.  This will include the BMW brass band, a fun run, a Tug or War, various stalls, refreshments and a licensed bar.  There is an open air service on Miners Hill at 6pm, again featuring the BMW band.  The carnival marks the start of Brassington Wakes Week; for more information, see the Brassington village website.

Page 32: A feature on last Thursday’s harness racing event at Pikehall, accompanied by a colour photograph.

On the website: An article which we missed from last week’s round-up, which contains the draft dates for next year’s caravan rallies in Alsop (Oxdales Farm) and Parwich (Foufinside Farm and The Croft).  The article notes that the number of rallies has dropped significantly over the past 12 years, although numbers now appear to have stabilised.

As always, copies of the Ashbourne News Telegraph are available from the Sycamore shop, priced at 45p.

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It’s interesting to see that Alsop, Ballidon and Pikehall now have dedicated pages on Wikipedia. Will Parwich be far behind, one wonders?

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Thanks to Kevin S. for taking these photos yesterday evening, at Pikehall’s latest harness racing event.

As always, please click on each image to enlarge it.

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This is a two in one meeting. Firstly, it is your chance to share your concerns with Derbyshire Police & work together to resolve any problems. The aim is to try and do this by having Community Forums, one on each Beat. This is a further opportunity to influence how your area is policed. 

Secondly there will be a presentation by The Derby and Derbyshire Road Safety Partnership about their role and responsibilities, which includes Safety Camera operations (Speed and Traffic light cameras). 

The Tissington Safer Neighbourhood Team is only named like this because Tissington is in the centre of our area, which includes Mappleton, Thorpe, Fenny Bentley, Parwich, Bradbourne, Ballidon, Kniveton, Alsop en le Dale, and Pikehall. For this first Community Forum the venue will be at Tissington Village Hall because of it’s central location.

If you are interested in attending please click here for further details & to download the form which needs to be returned by July 4th.

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