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  • Crich Brass Need You!

    01 December 2019

    Join Crich Brass to learn new skills or develop existing talent.

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  • Ron Spencer 1943-2019

    30 November 2019

    It was with great sadness that we learnt of Ron Spencer’s death after his recent illness.

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  • Rickshaw Challenge 2019 in Crich

    13 November 2019 Rickshaw Challenge 2019 in Crich

    The BBC Children in Need Rickshaw Challenge passed through Crich just after 8.00am today (Wednesday 13th November)

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  • Illuminations for Half Term at Crich Tramway Village

    25 October 2019 Illuminations for Half Term at Crich Tramway Village

    The ever-popular Starlight Event at Crich Tramway Village, with illuminations and trams running into the early evening, runs from Monday 28th October to Saturday 2nd November 2019. Children can enter a draw on the Monday between 2pm and 4pm for a chance to win the opportunity to officially switch on the illuminations at around 5.15pm. There’s a packed programme of activities each day, with fun for all the family, which includes musical outdoor shows, craft making and look-a-like characters from popular children’s films.

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  • Polling Place review by Amber Valley Borough Council

    16 October 2019 Polling Place review by Amber Valley Borough Council

    Review of local polling places. Take part in the consultation online or download a form to send in.

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  • JKB Productions (still) needs you!

    15 October 2019 JKB Productions (still) needs you!

    Fancy treading the boards in a new comical stage production which will take place at the Glebe in March 2020. Get in touch!

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  • Fun on Drums

    12 October 2019 Fun on Drums

    Since September 2018, children at Crich C of E Infant School have been offered drum lessons with Zara Shakespeare of Stix drums and percussion.

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  • Exploring Sound

    11 October 2019 Exploring Sound

    Enjoying sound and music is woven into our days at Crich Pre-School.

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  • The Power of Music

    10 October 2019 The Power of Music

    Thursday morning is music morning at Crich Juniors – and it doesn’t stop for anything bar an earthquake!

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  • If you can speak, you can sing!

    09 October 2019

    Crich Carr Community Choir (4 Cs!) sing for pleasure, with occasional performances at local events such as well dressings, Open Gardens and village Christmas celebrations.

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  • Join Fritchley Community Choir

    09 October 2019 Join Fritchley Community Choir

    I started Fritchley Community Choir about five years ago. It began as a small group of adults and children who just enjoyed singing on a Wednesday evening!

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  • Open Gardens Success

    07 October 2019 Open Gardens Success

    Whatstandwell and Crich Open Gardens were a huge success this year and attacted record number of visitors, who enjoyed touring some charming gardens.

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Welcome to Crich Standard

View from Chadwick Nick

Welcome to the definitive website for the news and goings on of the Crich Area which includes the villages of Crich, Fritchley, Whatstandwell and the hamlets of Crich Carr, Plaistow Green and Wheatcroft.

Every quarter, Crich Standard is published as a magazine and distributed free of charge to all households in Crich Parish. It is written, produced and distributed by volunteers and is supported by advertising from local businesses.

Here are some of the latest feature articles from the magazine.

  • Running tips


    To run, or not to run?

    Thought about taking up running but don't know how to get going? Lacking the motivation to keep at it? Don't worry, Ian Travers of Jog Crich has all the information you need to get started in this article: To run, or not to run?

  • Seated yoga

    Seated yoga by Paul Yorke

    With Crich Area Dementia Friends’

    Gentle yoga sessions with Bev Lomax to support people living with dementia. Read more here.

  • Wild garlic

    Wild Garlic close up: credit Getty

    Holding us to Ramson in spring

    Prolific in our woods through the spring, this plant has culinary and folklore uses which you can read all about in this article.

    There is also a walk described here with wild garlic growing in abundance.

  • Andrea Kemp

    Andrea Kemp

    Crich resident and founder of Shift

    Shift is a community interest company founded by Andrea Kemp. We interviewed her about her company and her thoughts about activity. Read what she had to say.

  • Tour de Crich

    Cycling through Derbyshire

    Getting out on the cycle trails

    A cycle ride for the family taking in some iconic Derbyshire trails and villages. Follow the route and plan your day out here.

  • Villages United

    Whatstandwell Football team 1946

    Football through the ages

    The Crich area has a long history of active sporting teams, particularly when it comes to football. Read about it here.

  • Running the Monument Race

    Running shoes

    From Cromford Canal to Crich Stand

    The annual Monument race takes place on Crich Village Fête Saturday and is a tough 11km course right down to Cromford Canal and back up to the Crich Stand monument. Read about the challenge and how to enter the race.

  • Activity for younger people

    Play area at recreation ground

    Ways the children and young people of the parish get active

    With activity such an important part of staying healthy, this article looks at all the opportunities the children and young people of the parish have both at their schools and at home.

  • Active Crich for Everyone

    Yoga at the Glebe Field Centre

    The organisation helping us to get active

    ACE was born out of the 2018 Fitness Fortnight and is the brainchild of Trish and Rachel. Read all about what they have planned and come along to activity taster sessions.

Upcoming events


You can find a full calendar of events here.

Christmas Wreath Making Workshop

Christmas Wreath Making Workshop

Fri Dec 6 19:00:00 2019

Christmas Wreath Making Workshop 

Make and take home a beautiful natural wreath for your door at this sociable relaxing workshop. Organised by Claire Teeling from Fritchley Community Garden and Grow Outside CIC for the bargain price of £30 per person. All materials, mulled wine and cake are included in the price.  Places are limited so book early to avoid disapointment!

Friday 6 December 2019 from 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm at Fritchley Village Hall

Contact Claire for more information and to book your place on 07960 249816 or

Follow Claire on Facebook at GrowOutsideCIC



Event, Fritchley Congregational Church, Fritchley Village Hall

Whatstandwell Social Club Winter Gathering

Whatstandwell Social Club Winter Gathering

Sat Dec 7 15:00:00 2019

Tickets for Whatstandwell Social Club Winter Gathering are available from the Family Tree. Programme of events:

Seniors Festive Afternoon Tea - This part of the event will take place in the function room from 3pm until 4pm. We will have 24 tickets available at a price of £4 each, which includes a selection of delicious sandwiches, scones, cakes, tea or coffee & sherry;
A sing along with Simon and Grace and/or performance by the Community Choir. This event is aimed at over 65’s

Children’s Christmas Party - The children’s party will take place in the main room from 4:30pm until 6pm. We have 32 tickets available at a price of £2 each, which includes party food (sandwiches, cakes, nibbles and soft drinks), entertainer, party games and prizes, an appearance from father Christmas and a small gift. This event is aimed at under 14s

Evening Christmas Party
It will take place in the main room from 7pm until 12 midnight. We have 120 tickets available at a price of £10 each, which includes Live performance(s), Disco, Bar serving local ales, local cider, lager, wine, mulled wine and soft drinks
Food. This event is aimed at adults and over 14’s, but there are no concessions for under 18’s or over 65’s.

Facebook Event: Winter Gathering

Website: Whatstandwell Festival



Activity, Music, Dance, Event

Art Exhibition: A Sense of Place

Art Exhibition: A Sense of Place

Sat Dec 7 17:00:00 2019

Hosted by ArtStand comes an exhibtion celebrating artists from Crich and Whatstandwell. The exhibition will be open from 11.00 am on Saturday 7 December to 5.00 pm on Sunday 8 December at The Old Black Swan pub in Crich.

Facebook event: A Sense of Place



Social group, Event

Sheffield Folk Chorale

Sheffield Folk Chorale

Sat Dec 7 19:30:00 2019

A popular and friendly mixed voice choir of around 40 singers, with a high reputation throughout Sheffield and beyond. The choir has built up and exceptional reputation for performing and entertaining. They will bring an evening of seasonal songs and Christmas carols to the stage.

Fritchley Village Hall - doors open 7.30 pm Concert starts at 8.00 pm

Tickets £10 available from Celia 01773 853428 or Ian 852673

Follow Sheffield Folk Chorale on Facebook



Music, Event, Fritchley Congregational Church, Fritchley Village Hall

Whatstandwell WI

Whatstandwell WI

Wed Dec 11 14:00:00 2019

Meeting at St Margaret’s Hall, Alderwasley, the Whatstandwell WI welcomes new members for talks, outings, demonstrations, walks and meals. Contact Marilyn on 01773 857255.



Social group

What else is on this site...

  • Directory


    A-Z of who is who and what is where including community organisations and local business listings and useful telephone numbers. You'll find the directory here.

  • Magazine features


    Read the feature articles from the latest edition of the magazine. Here you can also browse the archive of features we have published in the past.

  • Latest news


    Read all the latest from the Crich area including updates from local organisations, events, Parish Council news and much more. Keep up to date right here!

  • Local events


    View a calendar of all the local events. From dance classes to folk evenings, meetings to heritage talks, you won't miss a local event here!

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