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Mobile phone mast update

The planned drone survey of a possible location for a mobile phone mast near the tennis courts took place today. We are now waiting to see what, if any, proposals are made.

The drone also flew over the church to inspect the roof. This was not to assess another location for a mobile phone mast.

Andrew Martin
Clerk RFO. Parwich Parish Council

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New Business?

New business start-up programme goes live in the Dales

A free-to-use support service to help ambitious entrepreneurs set up and run successful new businesses launched in the Derbyshire Dales this week.

The Sheffield City Region (SCR) Launchpad service – delivered locally by Growing Rural Enterprise Ltd on behalf of Derbyshire Dales District Council – helps individuals thinking of starting a business, new businesses registered but not yet trading and businesses trading for up to 24 months who need help with their growth plans.   (more…)

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Derbyshire Dales District Council are investigating ways of meeting the significant funding short falls that will arise from government cuts and are currently seeking input on proposals to charge for replacement bins and for plastic refuse bags, click here for more details. They are conducting an online survey which runs upto the 30th of September (click here to participate in their survey).

We encourage all readers to participate in the District Council survey, but thought it would be interesting to also ask some additional questions here:

Blog Team members, when discussing this post, felt that Derbyshire Dales offers an excellent waste collection and recycling service, which compares well with other Authorities, and they respond well to any disruption to collections. What do you think?

Replacement refuse and recycling containers cost the Council some £28,000 per year.


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Looking for a window cleaner?

Jo F M posted the following on her Facebook page (see )

Calling all Parwich Folk!!!! Please can you comment or message me if you are looking for a regular window cleaner. We have found someone but he will only come if he knows that he will get a regular set of Parwich people to make it worth his while. So I am trying to get a list of names who are wanting a regular window cleaner. Let me know if you want to be on the list. Thanks!

If you are interested do contact Jo via Facebook or email us at and we will forward your details to Jo.

Update Wednesday 3rd August

Thanks for the interest everyone! I think we can say that Parwich needs a window cleaner now!!!! So I will speak to him in 3 weeks time when he returns from his holiday. Plus let you know how I get on! Jo

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Need a Sweep?

I am looking for another two people who are looking for a chimney sweep so that I can book a highly recommended sweep. The sweep comes a fair distance to Parwich,  having 3 chimneys to sweep makes it viable for her. Anyone interested please ring me on 390058. Karen W

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The Parish Council has received the following from the Derbyshire Association of Local Councils.

As you may be aware from local news there is a proposal to close Newholme Hospital, Bakewell as part of changes to the care system.

There appears to have been has been no official direct consultation of Town and Parish Councils.

We have been asked by a member Council to forward the link to the consultation to parish councils/meetings in the Bakewell area in order that they could have an opportunity to comment.

The link is as follows:

Once you reach this page you will be able to read about the proposals and click on a further link that will allow you to express your views through and on-line form if you wish. There is also a form that can be printed to complete by hand. If any resident would like assistance with completing the form please contact the clerk.

Andrew Martin
Clerk RFO. Parwich Parish Council

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DDDC Bins Survey


Your views welcome on whether we should charge for replacement waste & recycling containers

We would like to know whether you support the idea of being charged for replacement waste and recycling containers. Replacing damaged or lost bins currently costs Derbyshire Dales Council Tax payers around £28,000 a year.

We’re now asking for your views in an online survey that also asks whether or not we should end the annual free supply of black sacks and biodegradable garden waste sacks for households that can’t accommodate bins. Providing free sacks currently costs Council Tax payers more than £30,000 a year.

Find out more and go to the online survey

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