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Grey Bin Wednesday

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Grey Bin Wednesday

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Grey Bin Wednesday

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Emergency Committee to discuss markets and public toilets

The possible reopening of public toilets and the popular Bakewell stall market will be discussed by Derbyshire Dales District Council on 11 June.

The Emergency Committee “virtual” meeting will be broadcast live on the District Council’s YouTube channel.

The Prime Minister announced at the weekend that outdoor markets can reopen in an easing of Government coronavirus lockdown measures.

At the 11 June meeting, the Council, which is currently consulting with licensed stallholders, will present an amended market layout that takes into account coronavirus social distancing requirements.

Also on the agenda is an update on the 11 public toilets operated by the Council, which, during the lockdown to date, have remained closed. Risk assessments have been carried out and officers have made it clear that the facilities cannot be reopened until the safety of users and its own cleaning staff can be assured.

Public participation at meetings is currently suspended and members of the public are asked to read the reports first – available online from 4 June at – before submitting any questions.

After that date, questions can be submitted to the meeting no later than 12 noon on 10 June by email to, by post to Democratic Services, Derbyshire Dales District Council, Town Hall, Matlock DE4 3NN or by phone during working hours to 01629 761300.

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Appeal to residents as Dales prepares for garden waste collection to restart

Derbyshire Dales District Council is appealing for residents’ continued patience and understanding when garden waste collections restart from Monday 1 June.

To ensure that rounds are completed and some households don’t miss out, no additional garden waste will be taken over and above the usual bin-load.

No more than five sacks will be taken in a single collection from households that use compostable sacks rather than bins.

The District Council agreed at an Emergency Committee meeting last week to share the cost with contractor Serco of extra vehicles and staff needed to restart garden waste collections.

Since the end of March the collections have been suspended to enable reduced crews due to coronavirus impacts to prioritise household waste and recycling rounds.

A District Council spokesperson said: “We know our residents absolutely understand that we are still in an emergency situation and that the restarted garden waste collections can only work efficiently if the catch-up happens gradually. That’s why we are appealing to households to only put out for collection the amount of garden waste they would in normal circumstances, ensuring that the bin lid is properly closed. We cannot take any additional garden waste right now.”

Residents can check on their collection date using the online postcode calendar at

Food waste collections are currently fortnightly rather than weekly and will continue to happen with residents’ scheduled household waste collections.


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Blue Bin Thursday

One day late due to bank holiday. Don’t forget just blue bin. No green bin or food caddy collection.

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Grey Bin Wednesday

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Garden waste collections update
Garden waste collections could restart here in the Derbyshire Dales from 1 June if councillors approve recommendations being put to the District Council’s new Emergency Committee this Thursday (21 May).

The 6pm meeting will be broadcast live on our YouTube channel.

>> Read the full report here.

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Lestor Lowe?

I imagine that with more places open there will not be much of a call for a delivery from Lestor Lowe, however if you would like a delivery please can you let me know by Wednesday and I can see if there is enough interest.

Fiona 191/

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Green Bin Debate

Our new Emergency Committee will meet for the first time next week to discuss measures that need to be put in place to enable garden waste collections to re-start in the district.

Green waste collections have been suspended during the lockdown to enable household waste and recycling collections to be prioritised due to the council’s waste and recycling contractor being impacted by coronavirus-related staffing issues.

Staff resources have been stretched not only by coronavirus shielding and self-isolation, but by social distancing requirements that mean bin crews are having to travel to locations in separate vehicles.

A report to next Thursday’s Emergency Committee – to be published on Monday – is likely to state that garden waste collections can only restart if the council is prepared to contribute towards the cost of additional agency staff.

The meeting will be broadcast live on the District Council’s YouTube channel.

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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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Blue Bin Wednesday

Don’t forget just blue bin. No green bin or food caddy collection.

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Blue Bin Wednesday

Don’t forget just blue bin. No green bin or food caddy collection.

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I think we will get blue bins collected on Thursday. No Green garden bins or food caddies.

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Bin Collection Update

Bin collections update – Tuesday 14 April

A reminder that all waste collections are one day later than usual this week due to the bank holiday and our crews will be working this Saturday (18 April).

All household waste collections are again operating to schedule today.

Due to staffing and social distancing issues 3 of the usual 5 recycling rounds are operating today. Read more about today’s recycling rounds >> 

Please note that Serco aim to restart normal recycling collections from tomorrow (15 April) but do not currently have the resources to return for any collections missed already. They will collect additional recycling from tomorrow but please check how to present excess recycling so it is easily identifiable

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Normal recycling collections set to restart on 15 April

GOOD NEWS! From the middle of next week Serco aim to resume normal collections of recyclable waste here in Derbyshire Dales, although garden waste collections will remain temporarily suspended.

They will be taking as much excess recycling waste as they can, utilising the vans that are transporting staff to rounds to meet social distancing regulations. This will keep the recycling trucks operating for longer. Please note how to properly present any excess recycling on DDDC website at

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Grey bin and food caddy should be collected as normal today.


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Then latest news on bin collections can be found  here

From DDDC-
Recycling backlog
We are very conscious that some residents where recycling collections have been missed this week and last are getting concerned about when we might have capacity to react to the backlog as the coronavirus crisis continues to impact on this service.

Please be aware that a contingency plan will be announced very soon that seeks to address how recycling collections will happen during this emergency situation.

In the meantime our appeal to households is that you stockpile any recycling rather than being tempted to burn it – which is bad for the environment – or to dispose of it in any other way.

Your continued patience and understanding in these exceptional times is much appreciated.

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Bin Collection Update

Bin collections update – Wednesday 1 April
The bins situation today is that household waste collections continue as scheduled, but there are no garden rounds, food is being collected on the grey bin/black sack rounds and only one of the usual five recycling crews is out collecting.

Household waste collections remain a priority for our reduced crews.

More about today’s scheduled recycling rounds >


Looking at the website it looks like we won’t get a collection today

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Local Fruit & Veg Delivery

Hi Everyone, Beckii (who works at the pub) has let us know that her parents Lynne and Matt have a fruit and veg shop. As they live within Parwich they are happy to deliver in and around the village. They can deliver on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

If you would like a delivery, please phone or text them between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. the day before you would like a delivery. You can contact them on:
07730 028 877
01335 390 799
or text orders on 07730 015 351.

They will confirm that they have received your order. They accept cash, cheques, card, Paypal and bank transfer.

This service will begin on Tuesday 7th April.

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Food Waste Reminder

We have received the following from DDDC:

Food waste

A reminder that due to the coronavirus outbreak we are now collecting your food waste *fortnightly* on your scheduled household waste collection day.

If you are running out of the biodegradable food caddy liners we supply, you can use instead any biodegradable bag that conforms to BS:EN13432 standard displaying the logo in the middle of the photo shown.

In the current circumstances we are also happy for you to put food waste direct into your kerbside caddy (it may need washing out afterwards) or add your kitchen caddy to your kerbside collection.

Thank you.


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Acute staffing issues caused by the coronavirus outbreak means bin collections in the Derbyshire Dales have been further impacted by the coronavirus outbreak.

Derbyshire Dales District Council announced on Tuesday that staff absences due to self-isolation measures meant garden waste collections would be suspended from Friday – but green waste is now suspended with immediate effect.

Some scheduled recycling collections also didn’t happen on Wednesday as bin crews prioritised general household waste collections.

The District Council does not have the resources to return for any garden and food waste collections missed to date this week.

Food waste will now be collected fortnightly – with household waste – rather than weekly.

Dales residents are being warned to expect further disruptions as the council’s contractor Serco have adopted the Government’s social distancing guidelines, meaning two rather than the usual three staff on each truck.

A full list of service changes due to the coronavirus outbreak is being updated regularly at

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Lestor Lowe Village Delivery Update

The delivery from Lestor Lowe will take place on Tuesday/Wednesday. As the delivery charge will be £18 we need enough people on the order to spread the charge. If you can confirm whether or not you want to be part of it by Thursday evening this will give me enough time to confirm to everyone that it is going ahead. The order has to be in on Friday.

You will need to ring and place your order with LL, either paying by card or adding it to your account. Please tell LL that you want to be part of the Parwich special delivery. The delivery charge will be placed on my account and the delivery will come to Nethergreen Farm. When you collect your order from here you can pay me your proportion of the delivery charge.

Fiona 191/

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Bin Collections

Bin collections are being impacted by the coronavirus outbreak.

Staff absences due to self-isolation measures mean garden waste collections will be suspended from Friday to enable our teams to focus on recycling and general household waste collections.

Food waste will be collected fortnightly – with household waste – rather than weekly.

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Free Distance Healing Sessions

I am offering a daily remote healing session for anyone, people and animals, that may be suffering from illness or anxiety at this time.

All I need is the name and address.

Mobile to text details is: 07855623528

Susan S


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Help with Self-Isolation

Hi, we just wanted to offer our help to anyone who may need it at the moment.

Between us, we go to Ashbourne, Wirksworth or Bakewell every day and we would be happy to pick up anything needed such as shopping, prescriptions or anything else. We are happy to drop it off anywhere in the area. We can also call to Hartington for prescriptions if needed.

Please just call if you need anything at all. If we are unable to answer straight away please do leave us a message and we will get back to you. Our numbers are:

Liz Edge – 07545 345 504

Karen Wigley – 07792 289 888

Rosie Ward – 07712 481 197

Many thanks,

Liz, Karen and Rosie

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Mobile Library

The Mobile library will visit Parwich on Friday 14th February, Friday 13th March, Monday 30th March and Monday 11th May between 3:35 and 3:45pm.

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Mobile Library

The Mobile library will visit Parwich on 13th December, 17th January and 14th February between 3:35 and 3:45pm.

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Press Release from Derbyshire Dales Council (more…)

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Burst Water Main

Thank you Karen R for letting us know there is a burst water main in Smithy Lane opposite Hallgates. This was reported to Severn Trent at about 6.30am and as of 8am the engineers had still not arrived.

Do let people know of any updates by adding comments below. To contact us at, it is best to use the email

Update 9.45am SevernTrent have undertaken a temporary repair, stemming the tide.

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There is no collection on bank holiday Monday (27 May) so all collections are one day later than usual that week, including a Saturday collection on 1 June (for usual Friday rounds). Details of which containers to put out can be found using our ‘when is my collection?‘ search facility.

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The mobile library dates for Parwich are 28th June, 26th July and 23rd August between 3:15 and 3:35 on the Green.

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Before mains water, local water sources and water management were essential for successful farming and ultimately survival. For example Parwich had an ‘ancient’ water meadow system designed to get grass growing as early as possible in the Spring to feed livestock as early as possible before the Winter feed stores were used up and the beasts had to be slaughtered.

The History Society hopes to undertake an archeology project investigating aspects of water management in our area. At this stage we are gathering what information we can about water usage in our area and also trying to find out what people are most interested in.

Domestic well found at Church Farm

A lot of houses had their own water supply and there was a system of wells and springs serving the community as a whole.

Communal water sources in Parwich, marked with green dots

The communal sources we know about are

  • the Village Pump (now the bus shelter)
  • Staines trough
  • Pump Hill trough (supplied by pump that also took water up to the ‘dew pond’ at the top of the Hall gardens)
  • Kiln Lane troughs
  • spring below Knob Hall
  • step down well at Church Farm (now in Court House garden)
  • springs on hillside opposite the Crown Inn, now in the garden of Pool Croft

There may have been other sources used communally such as the covered well behind West View or the step down well by Brook Cottage but we need confirmation of this.

Given mains water arrived here with in living memory, there is potential to gather what information and stories people have, in addition to studying the evidence of remaining features and of old maps.

Nether Green Farm itself has at least two wells, one of which a very unusual design for Derbyshire (so far the only parallels identified are in Cornwall), but also there are seasonal springs that fed the water meadow system and interesting but not yet understood underground water channels and sluices.

Come along on Sunday to perhaps find out where your house used to get its water from, help us map the water sources in Parwich and the surrounding area, share any information you might have, have a look around Nethergreen Farm or even participate in archeological investigations there.

Updated 26/4/19 Come for all or part of the day, 10am to 4pm Sunday 28th April, Nethergreen Farm.

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Mobile Library

Mobile Library dates and time for Parwich are 3:35 to 3:45 on the 5th of April, 3rd of May and the 31st of May.

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Police Closed Road out of Parwich

Thank you Louise B for messaging us that the Police have closed the road out of the village from Nethergreen in the direction of Ballidon. It is thought this is due to a fallen power line. We will try and update as soon as possible, but please everyone add a comment if you have any thing new.

update 1.15pm Road is passable with care. See Fiona’s comment below.

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 Free Christmas tree recycling in the Dales

From 7 January Derbyshire Dales District Council will be helping local people recycle their real Christmas trees.

All residents have to do is place the tree at the edge of their property on their usual green/recycling collection day by 1 February and the tree will be composted along with other garden materials.

 Any tree over 5ft in length must be broken or sawn down to a manageable size, with decorations and plant pots removed.  Alternatively, trees can be taken to the nearest household waste recycling centre.

Plain Christmas cards and wrapping paper can be included in residents’ kerbside cardboard and paper recycling to be collected by the District Council’s contractor Serco.  Foil-backed and glittery cards and paper should not be included, but placed in general household waste grey bins or black sacks.

Excess recycling can be placed at the side of recycling containers, but residents should make sure it is easily identifiable and suitably contained in a transparent container such as a stacker box rather than a black bag.

Any excess card, paper and magazines must be separated from other excess recycling such as glass, plastics, cans, beverage cartons, aerosols and foil trays. Cardboard should be flattened after removing all staples, packaging tape and polystyrene and bubble wrap. Any pieces that will not fit in a recycling container can be flattened and placed next to the container for collection – large cardboard boxes should be flattened and broken down into smaller pieces no wider than 0.5m to fit the recycling compartment of the collection trucks.

Small waste electrical and electronic equipment can be disposed of at one of the District Council’s electrical recycling banks in car parks at Lido, Matlock; Wirksworth’s Canterbury Road and Bakewell’s Granby Road.
Derbyshire Dales residents can use the online postcode search at to check on their collection cycle, where they can also download and view their 2019 collection calendar.

  • Anyone without online access who needs assistance can call the District Council’s Waste Helpline on 01629 761122.

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Mobile Library

Mobile Library dates for Parwich  are 11 Jan, 8 Feb and 8 March between 3:15pm and 3:45pm on the Green.

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New Fish and Chips Day

New day for the Fish & Chips Van

The Fish & Chip Man has changed his day to Wednesday, and the Van will be on the Green 4.30 to 7pm every Wednesday for the rest of November. So next week he will be in the village twice also adding Chicken Curry to his menu at the Bonfire on Monday evening.
The Van may miss the first week in December but we will confirm the December dates in the Blog Diary nearer the time.
Peter T

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Possible Recycling Charges

DDDC are reviewing their waste and recycling services. For further information and to complete an online questionnaire please click here

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Residents across the Derbyshire Dales are being asked to give their views on the collection of waste and recycling in the district to help shape the future collection service. An online survey can be found here, which closes on 23rd September.

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