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  • Extension to Crich Burial Ground consecrated

    06 February 2020 Extension to Crich Burial Ground consecrated

    The Bishop of Repton, the Right Reverend Jan Mcfarlane, has officially consecrated an extension to the burial ground at St Mary's Church. Supported by members of the the Church, Crich Parish Council, Crich CofE Infants School and members of the public, the ceremony is seen as an historic occasion for the parish.

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  • Parish Councillor Vacancies for Crich Ward

    06 February 2020 Parish Councillor Vacancies for Crich Ward

    If you care about Crich, and would like to help keep it a great place to live and work, why not become a Parish Councillor?

    We have two immediate Councillor vacancies for Crich Ward.

    No prior experience needed, just a positive outlook, willingness to work as part of a team, and a drive to be a voice for your local community.

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  • Severn Trent Water meets with residents regarding sewage smells on Bowns Hill

    04 February 2020 Severn Trent Water meets with residents regarding sewage smells on Bowns Hill

    A brief report of a public meeting at which two representatives from Severn Trent Water discussed the ongoing issue of sewage smells affecting proprties on Bowns Hill, Crich

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  • Upcoming Classic Motorcycle Day at Crich Tramway Village

    26 January 2020 Upcoming Classic Motorcycle Day at Crich Tramway Village

    Crich Tramway Village have announced details of their Classic Motorcycle Day to be held this year on Sunday 5th July. Owners of classic bikes buit before July 1995 are eligible for free entry. This article provides full details.

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  • Crich Standard Calendars now reduced in price

    06 January 2020 Crich Standard Calendars now reduced in price

    The few remaining 2020 Crich Standard calendars are now available at a reduced price.

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  • (Climate) change? Why change? Things are bad enough already

    30 December 2019 (Climate) change? Why change? Things are bad enough already

    Amber Valley Borough Council has declared a Climate Emergency, and in various conversations around the village I’ve been encouraged to learn of people’s increasing interest in the whole climate change and environmental awareness issue. Potentially there are many things that could be done...

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  • The pupils say thanks! at Crich Junior School

    29 December 2019 The pupils say thanks! at Crich Junior School

    In Crich, we are incredibly lucky to have a large number of volunteers, who come into school to share their wealth of knowledge and expertise and to spend time with our children, whether it is to listen to them read, help with the gardening, go swimming on Fridays, teach them songs for our shows or come in and knit. 

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  • Our vital volunteers at Crich Infant School

    28 December 2019 Our vital volunteers at Crich Infant School

    Volunteers play an important part in the life of our school, enhancing what we can offer to the children. We are always grateful to those who give their time to listen to the children read. The volunteers enjoy hearing the children and seeing their skills grow and develop over time. The family members who come on school trips with us enable these visits to take place and allow us to undertake these opportunities for learning outside of the school.

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  • Join the Whatstandwell Social Club

    27 December 2019 Join the Whatstandwell Social Club

    All the events organised by the Whatstandwell Social Club are entirely manned by volunteers. The core of committee members is helped out by friends, relatives and villagers from around the parish. The idea is to put on events which benefit villagers as well as the wider community, and importantly, to have fun doing it!

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  • Fritchley Village Hall offers free use to volunteers

    26 December 2019 Fritchley Village Hall offers free use to volunteers

    We know from experience that it can be daunting to take on organising an event – if there are costs involved and you don’t know how many people will turn up, it can seem risky. We’d like to offer anyone from the local area who’s thinking about starting up a community activity, or running a not-for-profit event, a period of free use of the hall to get their activity off the ground.

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  • Happy Christmas from all at Crich Standard

    23 December 2019 Happy Christmas from all at Crich Standard

    Wishing you a peaceful and happy Christmas and much joy in 2020. A report on carol singing round the tree from Geoff Brown.

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  • New Yoga Classes at Sawmills Village Hall

    17 December 2019 New Yoga Classes at Sawmills Village Hall

    New classes starting 7 January 2020. Yoga is an holistic practice that benefits the health and wellbeing of the mind, body and emotional (spiritual) aspects of our being. Often in life we can feel fragmented and unbalanced causing our bodies to feel strained and tired, our minds unable to think clearly and our emotional or spiritual self to feel unsettled, restless and even dissatisfied with our lives. Yoga helps to unite our entire being so that we feel whole and completed therefore improving not only our physical health but also our emotional and mental health.

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Welcome to Crich Standard

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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.

  • Fritchley community volunteers

    Celebrating in Fritchley village hall

    Celebrating Fritchley volunteers

    From small beginnings, the Fritchley Community Association (FCA) has grown into a force to be reckoned with, as Dom Andrews discovered in this article...

  • It’s good to talk

    Crich Careline

    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 

  • Lifeline for parents

    Mother and children at popalong

    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

  • All aboard!

    A young driver at the tram controls

    In full control

    Passionate about trams? Enjoy meeting new people? Crich Tramway Village could be the volunteering destination for you! Read more here...

  • Crich Churchwarden

    Church warden in action

    The ceremonial but working warden

    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.

  • Margaret Lane

    Margaret Lane

    Being the chair of CPC

    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.

  • Showtime at Fritchley School

    A Fritchley school flautist

    Playing a great tune in Fritchley

    Musicals magic and fabulous flautists at Fritchley School. Find out how the children have been making music in this article.

  • Farewell from Cheryl Julian

    Cheryl Julian

    Head teacher retires

    Memories to treasure... Cheryl Julian looks back at the 18 years she spent as Headteacher of Crich Junior School. Read the full article.

  • Learning the ropes

    Belper Ringers

    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.

  • Where there’s Derbyshire, there’s brass

    Brass close up

    Learn more about the long history of Brass Bands in our area here

  • Harvest Hymn

    Sunset

    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.

  • Together in electric dreams

    Soundgas Will

    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.

Upcoming events

Calendar

You can find a full calendar of events here.

Crich Environment Group

Crich Environment Group

Thu Feb 20 19:00:00 2020

A new group is being established to look at ways we can become more sustainable together to care for the environment and communities within Crich parish and beyond.

Everyone welcome with thoughts, ideas and enthusiasm of how we can achive this together.

Our next meeting is in the Old Black Swan (side room) on Thursday 20 February at 7.00 pm.

 

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Social group

Art Stand Meeting

Art Stand Meeting

Fri Feb 21 13:30:00 2020

JOIN US for our first meeting of 2020. An informal get-together of local artists to inspire, socialise and exhibit together.

We are meeting at the Family Tree in Whatstandwell, DE4 5DH on Friday 21 February at 1.30 pm

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Event

Sergei Podobedov - Piano Recital

Sergei Podobedov - Piano Recital

Sat Feb 22 19:30:00 2020

Sergei is a Russian concert pianist who has performed all over the world, and has been described by conductor Gennady Rozhdestvensky as: “a magnificent pianist who possesses outstanding virtuosic skills, combined with true musicality and a refined sense of style.”

Sergei has toured throughout the world performing the major concert repertoire, new works and also fully improvised recitals. He played at the Queen Mother’s 90th birthday party, and has performed at the Wigmore Hall in London, the Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow, the Herbst Theater in San Francisco, and many other world famous venues.The programme isn’t finalised yet, but is likely to include piano music by Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Mozart, and Scarlatti.

This is a unique opportunity to hear a world renowned concert pianist in Crich, playing on a grand piano, specially brought in for the occasion.

short video clip of Sergei playing Chopin Prelude in B flat Minor Op. 28 No. 16

Suitable for those aged 14 and over

Please support our “And One” scheme. Your donation will allow someone socially disadvantaged or isolated to enjoy live performances at the Glebe. Please add your donation when you check out.

There will be a licensed bar, serving a range of wines, beers, lager, cider, and soft drinks, together with some light refreshments. Please don’t bring your own.

Tickets in advance (not including booking fee)

Aged 17 and over  £15.00

Aged 16 and under £7.50

Box Office

t: 01773 853 260

e: david@joylane.org.uk

w: online

in person at The Glebe (from 4th January)

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Glebe, Charity, Music, Event

Sergei Podobedov in Concert (Sunday 23rd February) - EXTRA DATE

Sergei Podobedov in Concert (Sunday 23rd February)  - EXTRA DATE

Sun Feb 23 19:30:00 2020

DUE TO HIGH DEMAND, WE HAVE ARRANGED A SECOND PERFORMANCE

Sergei is a Russian concert pianist who has performed all over the world, and has been described by conductor Gennady Rozhdestvensky as: “a magnificent pianist who possesses outstanding virtuosic skills, combined with true musicality and a refined sense of style.”

Sergei has toured throughout the world performing the major concert repertoire, new works and also fully improvised recitals. He played at the Queen Mother’s 90th birthday party, and has performed at the Wigmore Hall in London, the Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow, the Herbst Theater in San Francisco, and many other world famous venues.The programme isn’t finalised yet, but is likely to include piano music by Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Mozart, and Scarlatti.

This is a unique opportunity to hear a world renowned concert pianist in Crich, playing on a grand piano, specially brought in for the occasion.

short video clip of Sergei playing Chopin Prelude in B flat Minor Op. 28 No. 16

Suitable for those aged 14 and over

Please support our “And One” scheme. Your donation will allow someone socially disadvantaged or isolated to enjoy live performances at the Glebe. Please add your donation when you check out.

There will be a licensed bar, serving a range of wines, beers, lager, cider, and soft drinks, together with some light refreshments. Please don’t bring your own.

Tickets in advance (not including booking fee)

Aged 17 and over  £15.00

Aged 16 and under £7.50

Box Office

t: 01773 853 260

e: david@joylane.org.uk

w: online

in person at The Glebe

Read more...

Categories

Glebe, Charity, Music, Event

Get Up and Dance!

Get Up and Dance!

Mon Feb 24 20:00:00 2020

Feel alive as you groooooove along in a relaxed space to a great selection of irresistible music that will lift you up, shake you down and move you.

Just let go and come dancing with others to your own ability!

No previous experience necessary, just the urge to shake off the everyday.

Please wear comfortable layers of clothing and bare feet/very soft shoes.


Get Up and Dance! sessions led by Ceri Royles, Community Dance Development

Saturdays:
11 Jan, 1 and 15 Feb 11am to 12 noon
Mondays:
20 and 27 Jan, 10 and 24 Feb 8 to 9pm
Glebe Field Centre, Crich, DE4 5EU


Session fee is £5 (Discount: 4 sessions for £15)

For more information, and to book please email: ceri.royles@ gmail.com

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Categories

Glebe, Activity, Dance

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