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Parwich Lane, Pikehall for BT Pole Testing 22nd November between 09:30 and 15:30
You can view the order on this link

Dam Lane, Alsop en le Dale for BT Pole Testing 23rd November between 09;30 and 15:30
You can view the order on this link

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Road Closure


WHEN: 23rd October 2021 Night time closure 19:00 to 23:59

WHERE: Bradbourne Road, Parwich at White Meadow House between junction with B5056 and junction with Ballidon Quarry road.

REASON: To facilitate STW Pipe Repair.

ALTERNATIVE ROUTE: Smithy Lane Parwich Dale A515 A5012 Aldwark B5056

Access will be maintained, whenever reasonably possible, on the affected length of road. The road will re-open as soon as the work is finished. This may be earlier than advertised.Derbyshire County Council apologises for any inconvenience caused while work takes place. Anyone needing further information should ring Call Derbyshire on 01629 533190 .The County Council intends to make/has made an Order under Section 14 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) to prohibit its use by traffic.

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Road Closed?

It appears that the road out of Parwich is going to be closed tonight from Dale’s yard to the triangle for water mains repair. The signed are already out but no sign of the water board yet.

Thanks to Cheryl W for the info.

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A Plea – Please Slow Down

Please can I ask all drivers to slow down when rounding the bend at Dale’s Yard.This afternoon at approx. 5:30 pm, a red car heading out of Parwich in the middle of the road, came round the bend much faster than is appropriate, skidding to get back on his/her side of the road. It’s certainly not the first time: a Tate oil tanker, a big black estate car and another car, all had to take evasive action recently to avoid hitting me whilst I was ‘crawling’ round that bend. Visibility is zero and there is nowhere to escape at that point when driving towards Parwich.


 Kind regards, 

Saskia T

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Police Appeal for Witnesses

After an horrendous accident at Pikehall this morning, police are appealing for witnesses. For further information and contact details go to

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Sheep Loose

There’s a sheep loose between White Meadow farm and the A515. Watch out for it. Jo J 9.10 am

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Does anyone know what the road conditions are like up to the A515 and then on to Buxton?  I am driving up for my vaccination just after lunch.

Thank you

Patti B

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Garden Wall Rebuild

Please can I alert users of Creamery Lane that my roadside garden wall will be rebuilt over the next two weeks from this Sunday, i.e. between the drive of The Croft/Berrywise and the ‘Egg-shed’.

Thank you for taking extra care.

Saskia T

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Ashbourne Traffic Queue

3.45pm Traffic queue back to Sandybrook Hall into Ashbourne. Traffic trickling through in the opposite direction

Fiona H

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Mains Water Leak

There’s a mains water leak on Creamery Lane next to the playing field and opposite Blanche Meadow Farm. The field and road are now quite wet! Severn Trent are aware and we are waiting for an update on when they will attend.
Francis and Marie, Blanche Meadow Farm.

Update; this has now been fixed 

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A515 Closed

10.30 am: The A515 is currently closed in both directions between Ashbourne and Buxton, following a serious collision. Please avoid the area and take alternative routes where possible.

Thanks To Karen R who has found a comment on another site to say that the blockage is after the Biggin turn towards Ashbourne

5.15pm. The A515 has reopened

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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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We received this from John V. But I’m sure it echoes a lot of people’s thoughts. We’re all using more delivery services than ever right now and the drivers must be under huge pressure to meet delivery targets.

“Can I just ask that everyone reminds themselves of the dangers of walking on roads through the village. I don’t mean to patronise, but I’m becoming increasingly concerned at the speed of some and mostly delivery vans entering the village from Alsop. I’ve also seen a sudden trend for reversing vans and lorries around here, where there are no pavements, sometimes pretty quickly. 
I’m guessing these behaviours will be seen elsewhere in the village and particularly at a time when children are not at school, it would be great to know that they too had been reminded of the need to be aware of traffic, even, but maybe especially in a place like Parwich. Thanks…”

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Pikehall Road Closure

Proposed road closure for Backhill Lane, Highway Lane Parwich from 6th to 10th July, 2 kilometres south of Pikehall Lane for BT Fibre installation

You can view the order on this link

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Sheep on Road

At 11:30, there were a small number of sheep on the road, coming out of the village, between the triangle (Highway Lane) and the Wigley’s house.

Jane B

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Road Closure

Thanks to John V for bringing the following to our attention:


Thanks to John V for the photo

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Parking Charges are Back

Parking charges to be reintroduced in the Dales

Charges will be reintroduced in Derbyshire Dales District Council’s pay and display car parks this weekend following the Government’s decision to relax coronavirus travel restrictions.

The District Council suspended charges at the start of the lockdown to help local residents to make any essential journeys during the early stages of the crisis.

Charges will apply again from this Saturday after the authority revealed it has lost around £375,000 in car parking revenues since suspending charges at the end of March. But Dales residents can continue to park for free 19 hours every day using their resident parking permit.

A Council spokesperson said: “Suspending charges was a step we wanted to take to help our residents in the first months of the crisis, but the Government’s decision to effectively open up the Dales to day trippers means we have to re-impose controls on our car parks, particularly the short stay car parks in our busy town centres.

“While we are currently appealing to anyone contemplating a trip to the Derbyshire Dales to think twice because of the potential impact on our communities and reduced local services, we have to accept that, like it or not, some people will travel. Indeed some of our car parks have been at capacity over the past two days.

“We hope that residents will understand that while we have done our best to support their essential journeys by making parking free during the lockdown to date, the resulting loss of income will have long term impacts on the Council’s finances and our ability to sustain the services we deliver for local people unless this situation is quickly addressed. Our stance is in accordance with actions being taken by other authorities in response to the Government’s new guidelines.”

While necessary work began today (Thursday) to put up signage and reconfigure the pay and display machines at around 50 car parks across the district, charges will not be enforced until Saturday, giving local people time to readjust.


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Parwich Conundrum

Which way to turn asks Martin C

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More Funding to Monitor Speeding


Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner Hardyal Dhindsa has taken action on public concerns over speeding – pledging additional funding to expand community speed monitoring across all corners of the county.

The Commissioner, who recently announced the addition of two new full-time posts to coordinate and manage the county’s Community Speed Watch (CSW) programme, has now revealed funding for 20 new ‘grab bags’ containing speed monitoring equipment, which will be deployed to all policing units in Derbyshire.

Speeding remains the most frequently raised issue in all of Derbyshire’s towns, villages and neighbourhoods.

Acting on the concerns raised during the PCC’s countywide #D383 tour, Mr Dhindsa has pledged to expand CSW and make it easier for local people to proactively address problems in their villages and neighbourhoods to reduce road traffic collisions. (more…)

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We have had a message that there are sheep on the road to Fenny Bentley and Ashbourne, the B5056, so take care on the roads. We will update when we have more details.

If you have any other info do comment below.

Update 11.30 The sheep are in the woods and on the road about a mile south of Tissington Ford.

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Reporting Road Faults

Derbyshire County Council are promoting their Report a road faultonline form as the best way to report road issues such as potholes, damaged signs, etc.

There are a number of categories that can be reported  –


This system will automatically direct your enquiry to the relevant team and allows resources to be directed in the most efficient and effective way practicable.


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In view of the recent weather this information from Derbyshire County Council may be of interest –

At the Liaison meeting scheduled for Monday 30th March 2020, commencing at 6pm, at County Hall, Matlock, the Economy, Transport and Environment Department will be presenting information on the subject of flooding.

The council would like to draw your attention to the information currently available on our website Reporting flooding

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More Potholes

In case you haven’t experienced them yet: there are several more potholes on the way out to the B5056, mainly between the Pikehall turning and the Wigleys. Some are small but vicious! I have reported them via the form on the DCC website. Please do the same as it may help to speed up repair. 

Saskia T

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Ashbourne: Buxton Hill Closed

Thanks to Caroline G for the following message that’s just come in:

There are fire engines etc about half way up/down Buxton Hill, Ashbourne. Police Accident sign up to say road closed at church.

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Road Blocked

11.30 am. Thank you to Susan S for letting us know that the road is blocked just above Slate House by 2 trees which have come down either side of the road.

Update 13.45: Thanks to William G for clearing these trees

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Road Safety in Parwich

The Parish Council has again requested support from the highways Authority (Derbyshire County Council) to address a number of concerns raised by residents. This time we sought the support of our County Councillor Simon Spencer.

This reply was received from Councillor Spencer’s Office.

A link was also provided to the report on 20 mph limits to the Cabinet of Derbyshire County Council in January 2019.


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Missing Man Hole Cover

Please be aware there’s a man hole cover missing on the way to Ashbourne by Keepers Cottage, just before the Bentley Brook.

Thanks to Karen W for the info

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Damage by White Van

We received this yesterday from Saskia T:

White Van  various damage

This afternoon, between 13:00-13:30 approx., a white van(unmarked?) caused damage to a propertyalongCreamery Lanetrying to negotiate a corner,as well as damage to the Creamery Green after trying to reverse firstup Monsdale Lane,then back down and again reversing up Creamery Lane as far as the top of the Green taking chunks out of the Green and leaving scrape marks on the road. The driving standard was clearly appalling.Unfortunately I didn’t get to the road in time to talk to the driver (plus 1 passenger?)nor tot ake the registration number. I could only watch the van disappear in the distanceI got the impression that they hadn’t reached their destination and simply gave up.

Does anyone know who this could have been, did anyone expect goods but didn’t receive them? The firm / driver of this van really needs to know that their actions are totally unacceptable.

Thank you to Richard T for sending us this photo of the damage to the Green


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Beware Accident

There is an accident on the T junction B5056. Quite nasty. Take other route. Caroline G 9:37 am

Update: Accident is just past the Red House 


10.50am update. They have pretty much cleared the scene now with just the car there and a police vehicle with two police officers keeping the traffice safe and flowing at the T junction. Caroline G

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Pothole Warning

There is a pot hole on the road travelling out of the village heading for Ashbourne, its on the road just past Mrs Dales house, its definitely a wheel or Tyre damage result for someone travelling.
It was full of water this morning, so its not that obvious.
I have reported it this morning via the DCC website
David S

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Warning Loose Sheep

There is a loose sheep on the B5056 near Bradbourne Mill Corner.
7.30pm Tuesday 17th December.

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Monsdale Lane now clear

Thank you to Phil K for his swift assistance

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Monsdale Lane is Blocked

We had a message at 8.55 this morning to say that Monsdale Lane is blocked by a large fallen tree, about 400 yards beyond Littlewood Farm.

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Blocked Road?

This was reported this morning at 9.34:

Backhill Lane blocked.

A tree has fallen across the road on Backhill Lane just north from where is joined by Monsdale Lane. It has been passed using the verge but this may not be suitable for larger or more delicate vehicles. It has been reported to the police who should arrange for it to be cleared.

Andrew M

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Parking Near The Old Shop

The Parish Council has been approached by residents concerned about the number of cars that are sometimes parked in this area. The Clerk undertook to look into the possibility of using a residents’ parking scheme to address these concerns. These schemes are run by the Highways Authority (Derbyshire County Council) who provide details on their website. These schemes cover relatively large areas, do not guarantee parking in any particular place and come at a significant cost to residents.They do not seem suitable for Parwich.

The owner of the Old Shop has kindly allowed the Clerk to have sight of the marketing text for its letting and the advice for guests. This is consistent with trying to avoid inconvenience for residents, although it is not possible to guarantee that it is always followed.

The road is a public space and the Parish Council does not formally have either any authority, or responsibility, to control how it is used. Should vehicles be parked illegally (e.g. either obstructing emergency vehicles or not taxed) this can be reported to the relevant authority.

The Parish Council would therefore simply like to encourage residents and visitors to park considerately and continue to attempt to resolve any problems courteously.

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A515 Closed South of Ashbourne

8.35 am. We are in attendance at a road traffic collision on the A515 between Cubley and Clifton. The road has been closed in both directions. Please take an alternative route.

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Accident on the A515

Police and Fire service are currently dealing with a three vehicle Road Traffic Collision on the A515 near Ashbourne Heights Holiday Park. There could be long delays. Please avoid the area if you can as the road is currently blocked.

Ashbourne Police 10.30 am

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Please Reduce Your Speed

Polite plea to reduce speed

I would like to put out a plea to all drivers in the village to reduce their speed, especially now the summer has started.Like other grandparents, I shall be looking after my grandchildren occasionally over the summer holiday period. Whilst most drivers are very considerate, some drive at an irresponsible speed. 

As DCC hasn’t accepted the village’s request for a 20 m/h zone, there’s nothing to stop us from adopting this on a voluntary basis.

Saskia T

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Traffic Chaos

Thank to to Rona C who has told us that there has been a major accident on the A52 this side of Brailsford and the road will be closed until around 10.00. There are traffic jams in Ashbourne, possibly as a consequence.

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The Parish Council has received a number of comments about potholes in and around the village. The Parish Council has no powers to deal with these are they are the responsibility of the Highways Authority, Derbyshire County Council. They do respond to problems logged on their website which can be reached here.


If you wish to log an issue and are unable to this site the Parish Clerk can assist you.


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