TV, during lockdown, has featured endless tales of how communities and individuals have pulled together to ease the unexpected difficulties Covid-19 has presented us with. One of these features showed Sandra Maycock from Fritchley telling us about Derbyshire Scrubs: an organisation set up in less than 10 weeks to provide scrubs for whoever needs them in the central Derbyshire area.
Matlock based charity Rural Action Derbyshire (RAD) has set up a Rural Hardship Support Fund to help people in rural areas of Derbyshire who are suffering extreme hardship as a result of the Covid-19
Find out about how the Coronavirus Pandemic is effecting those involved in the CHIKS project in Kenya
During the month of May, Derbyshire Toy Libraries have been celebrating their 20th anniversary. Here’s how you can join in the fun!
News from recycle centres, countryside sites, new care home and Action Grants
Dawn Harper Catering has been providing local residents in lock-down with hot lunches as part of the COVID-19 Mutual Aid repsonse. On VE Day she went the extra mile and also produced a celebratory tea for all of the regular members of the group.
A new community Facebook group sharing old pictures of Crich and the surrounding area has been an instant success with residents old and new.
Free DVDs to be distributed to members of the community that don't have access to the internet.
Derbyshire residents can get the latest NHS Covid-19 information while staying safe at home with the launch of a new online hub.
Crich couple Roger and Pauline Cowen were enjoying a prolonged break in their motorhome in Portugal when the COVID-19 lockdowns began. That was just the start of their adventure!
To help bring a bit of creativity, positivity and appreciation for the area where we live during lockdown, Laura Watkinson has set up a Facebook page where residents can share photos from their window or when out on their daily exercise with others in the community.
Calm Together is free health-boosting, mind-easing, breath-slowing, resilience-inspiring session you can join on Facebook Live or on zoom starting Monday 20th April with local yoga teacher, Rachel Jennings.
See this page for the latest information about measures in the Crich area to support people during the Coronavirus/Covid-19 outbreak
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.
From small beginnings, the Fritchley Community Association (FCA) has grown into a force to be reckoned with, as Dom Andrews discovered in this article...
Andy Harding talks about his experience of volunteering with Crich Careline.
I thought talking to old ladies would be boring: all blue rinse and daytime TV. It turns out they’re into all sorts of weird stuff. Pro wrestling, for instance. Read more here
Two well-established local groups offer welcome support to those with young children. Both Toy Library and Popalong provide a lifeline for parents, with hot drinks, friendly faces and listening ears in abundance, thanks to the efforts of the volunteers who run them. Read more here
Passionate about trams? Enjoy meeting new people? Crich Tramway Village could be the volunteering destination for you! Read more here...
Of all the voluntary roles that have kept Crich functioning over the centuries, that of churchwarden is probably the most ancient. Read more about this important role.
A chat with Margaret Lane, Chair of Crich Parish Council. What's involved? What does the Council do? How can you get involved? Find the answers here.
Musicals magic and fabulous flautists at Fritchley School. Find out how the children have been making music in this article.
Memories to treasure... Cheryl Julian looks back at the 18 years she spent as Headteacher of Crich Junior School. Read the full article.
Ringing is well within the capabilities of most people. The initial teaching takes several weeks, after which a learner can begin ringing with the rest of the team. Read more about how you could get involved.
Learn more about the long history of Brass Bands in our area here
We Plough the Fields and Scatter was written by Matthias Claudius in German, based on Psalm 144, published in 1782 and translated into English by Jane Montgomery Campbell in 1861. Read more about it in this fascinating article.
Around two years ago, a mysterious ‘S’ logo appeared on a building on Coasthill, which had formerly housed the Crich SureStart Centre. Read about Soundgas, the business that now occupies these premises.
You can find a full calendar of events here.
Sat Jun 6 10:00:00 2020
Fritchley Community Association are planning a Farmer’s Market on Saturday 6 June at the Village Hall. Full details to follow.
If you would like to get involved in any way please contact them via their Facebook page
Event, Fritchley Congregational Church, Fritchley Village Hall
Sun Jul 5 09:00:00 2020
On Sunday 5th July, Crich Tramway Village in Derbyshire will host their 4th Annual Classic Motorcycle Day.
Organised in conjunction with the Vincent H.R.D Owners’ Club, the event combines the passions of vintage trams and classic motorcycles offering a great family day out.
Free entry is offered to owners of classic motorcycles built prior to 5th July 1995 who wish to exhibit their motorcycles for a minimum of three hours, thanks to local skip & grab hire firm ’Derwent Waste Management’, who have sponsored the event for the fourth year.
Read more here
Sat Jul 11 13:00:00 2020
Crich Fete is scheduled for Saturday July 11th. From 1.00pm on the recreation ground.
Sat Jul 11 13:30:00 2020
The race is open to all comers, club runners, pub runners, slow runners. In particular we would like teams from clubs, pubs and societies, everyone is welcome. All proceeds go to well deserving local charities.
The route is mainly off road with fantastic views of the Derbyshire countryside and is a REAL challenge for Fell, Road and Trail runners, the race distance is approximately 11.3 kilometres including 1000 feet of climbing.
Trail Running Association Permit Number 936
The Race starts at 1.30pm.
Activity, Sport, ACE, Event
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.
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.
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!
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!
We are always delighted to hear from you with ideas, news, event information or just some feedback. Get in touch by emailing the editor.
Editor, Crich Standard
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Crich Standard Postbox in 'The Loaf' (courtesy Roger & Andrew)
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