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  • Crich Parish Council Grants for community organisations - last chance for applications

    23 October 2020

    Last chance to apply to Crich Parish Council for a grant for 2020-2021.

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  • People's Voice Survey - Covid19

    23 October 2020 People's Voice Survey - Covid19

    Derbyshire County Council wants to find out what the pandemic has meant for you and your community so far. Your views and experiences are important. Take part in the People's Voice Survey.

    Comments: 0

  • New restrictions for parts of Derbyshire - update from DCC

    15 October 2020 New restrictions for parts of Derbyshire - update from DCC

    Chesterfield, North East Derbyshire and Erewash will enter the ‘High’ covid local alert level after a surge in coronavirus cases

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  • Extra Hours at Crich Tramway Village

    12 October 2020 Extra Hours at Crich Tramway Village

    Crich Tramway Village is to open for an extra hour (until 6.30pm) from October 28th to 30th to provide an opportunity to see and ride on the trams in darkness during the half-term week. The venue is also opening over the weekend of 6th - 7th November.

    Comments: 0

  • Crich Area Community Art Sharing success

    12 October 2020 Crich Area Community Art Sharing success

    The weekend of 10th-11th October saw the culmination several months of artistic activity with the Crich Area Community Art Sharing exhibition at the Glebe Field Centre. This was the first event of its kind, borne from the recognition that many people engaged their creative talents as one way to occupy their time during the Covid-19 restrictions.

     

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  • October Half-term Holiday Activties

    07 October 2020 October Half-term Holiday Activties

    Following the success of our summer programme of activities which saw almost 90 children attending play, sport, art and nature sessions we are pleased to be able to offer another programme for the autumn half term holiday.

    Comments: 1

  • The community art sharing weekend is finally here!

    05 October 2020 The community art sharing weekend is finally here!

    On Saturday 10th October (12 - 5pm) and Sunday 11th October (10.30 - 5.00) there will be the first ever Community Art Sharing at the Glebe Field Centre.

    Comments: 0

  • FREE admission to Crich Tramway

    02 October 2020 FREE admission to Crich Tramway

    Community Day on Sunday 11th October 2020. FREE admission to anyone living within 5 miles of Crich.

    Comments: 2

  • Crich Heritage Meetings Cancelled for 2020

    23 September 2020 Crich Heritage Meetings Cancelled for 2020

    We are sorry to tell you that we have given up hope of any further Crich Heritage Meetings this year.

    Comments: 0

  • Amber Valley & Erewash Autumn Footprints Walking Festival

    09 September 2020 Amber Valley & Erewash Autumn Footprints Walking Festival

    Unfortunately organisers of the Autumn Footprints Walking Festival have confirmed that the usual event will not take place this year, however, they have collected some of the previously produced walk leaflets and posted them on line for the public to enjoy.

    Comments: 0

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Charity news

Extra Hours at Crich Tramway Village

by Geoff Brown

Illuminated tram at Crich Tramway Village

Text and photos supplied by Crich Tramway Village.

Crich Tramway Village will open for an hour longer from Wednesday 28th to Friday 30th October and is opening for an additional weekend on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th November 2020.

The venue will stay open until 6.30pm (last admissions 5pm) with trams running up to 6pm on the three days in October, to enable visitors to have the unique experience of riding trams in the dark.

On the additional weekend in November, the Village will be open from 10am – 5.30pm. (last admissions 4pm).

Marketing & Business Development Manager, Amanda Blair, said:

“Unfortunately we can’t run our Starlight event, which would normally include illuminations and activities, this year, but we want to give visitors the unique experience to ride on the trams in the dark, which is why we have selected 3 days in October during most schools’ half term. We recommend visitors bringing torches if they wish to take the Woodland Walk.

We would normally end the season on Sunday 1st November this year, but we have decided to offer an additional weekend, as we were closed for over three months due to Covid-19.
We’re hoping that the weather is kind, and that people will make the most of the last weekend before the winter shut down for essential maintenance.”

Illuminated tram at Crich Tramway Village

Covid-19 guidance measures are in place and pre-booking admissions tickets is not required, although visitors will need to book a timed ticket for tram rides on arrival. There are no tram stops on the tram journey, to help ensure social distancing and the safety of passengers, volunteers, and staff.

A Covid-19 Crich Tramway Village guidance sheet, which describes what visitors can expect, can be downloaded from the website: www.tramway.co.uk

In line with other venues, the indoor soft play area will remain closed and the numbers in indoor areas such as the shops and on the trams will be limited. Card and Contactless payments are preferred, and full-priced tickets can be purchased online at least 24 hours in advance.

For those who prefer not to take tram rides, special day rates without tram rides are available, and these are payable on arrival. For further information please visit www.tramway.co.uk or if you have a query, please email: enquiry@tramway.co.uk

FREE admission to Crich Tramway

by Linda Philo

Glasgow Tram

Community Day on Sunday 11th October 2020

FREE admission to anyone living within 5 miles of Crich.

Open 10am – 5.30pm (last admissions 4pm). Visitors need proof of residency via utility bill, driving licence etc. The tickets can be for up to 2 adults and 3 children from the same household.

We are also operating an extra weekend (normal payment applies) this year on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th November 2020 open 10am – 5.30pm (last admissions 4pm)

Girl and ticket inspector on a Tram

Lifeline awarded to Crich Tramway Village

by Geoff Brown

Two trams on the line at crich Tramway Village

Article and pictures provided by Crich Tramway Village

Crich Tramway Village, home to the National Tramway Museum, near Matlock has been thrown a lifeline through three main sources of funding to help it survive the current and future challenges faced by the national Covid19 crisis.

All the Museum’s collections are designated as being of National importance and as an educational charity, it depends on income from visitors to continue to operate and to maintain its fleet of vintage trams and artefacts.

This income has been severely affected since lockdown, and the organisation was forced to request help from Tramway Museum Society members and the public and apply for much needed funding.

 

Family wearing face coverings while visiting Crich Tramway Village

The museum is delighted to announce that it has been successful in securing an award from the National Lottery Heritage Fund (The Fund) of £250,000 in emergency funding AND £25,000 from the Amber Valley Borough Council's Local Authority Discretionary Grant fund.

 

Commenting on the grants and support from the public, Crich Tramway Village’s General Manager, Dr Mike Galer said:

“This money, along with the generous support funding of £41,000 from a member and public appeal, will go a long way in ensuring we are able to continue to stay open for the remains of the summer season and survive the winter ahead." 

"We are very grateful to all those who donated money or have paid for entrance since we have re-opened; your help and loyal support is much appreciated." 

 

Tram on the line at Crich Tramway Village

“We also wish to say a big thank you to all those National Lottery players who have helped to create vital emergency funding and to Amber Valley Borough Council for local support."

“Over 11,000 people have returned to us for a great day-out since we re-opened on the 11th July and we hope to welcome many more people in the months ahead. Stay safe."

Crich Tramway Village continues to open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and weekends, as well as the Bank Holiday Monday on 31st August 2020, with Covid19 guidelines in place to help visitors, volunteers and staff to stay safe. 

For further information and up-dates, please see the website: www.tramway.co.uk. You can also send enquiries to: enquiry@tramway.co.uk

Reduced Price for Nature Sessions

by Claire Ganthony

Children enjoying holiday activities

Stop Press! These sessions are now FREE of charge!

We have had a fantastic response to our fundraising appeal, and can now offer the Children’s Nature Connection sessions on Monday 17th and Monday 24th August at just £5 for the session. This should be a great opportunity to get children outside and engaged with nature!

Of course, safety is our highest priority. Course organisers have all completed risk assessments to ensure your children are safe. Please ask to see this if you are concerned.

The following measures will be in place:

  • Most of our sessions are outside, but we still expect people to observe social distancing
  • All participants will be expected to wash hands or use hand sanitiser before and after the session
  • All equipment will be cleaned before and after the session
  • Adults may be required to wear masks

Please bring your own drinks and remember sunscreen and hats for outdoor sessions.

To book onto the nature sessions, or for more information about them, please contact claire@growoutside.co.uk or 07960 249816.

Further information and booking details for all other activities can be found here

 

Summer Holiday Activities are here!

by Andrew Auld

Summer Holiday Activities

The Mutual Aid group has discussed the need to support families and children during the pandemic, as well as providing services for older people. Since we wound down the general helpline, a group of members of the Crich Patients Participation Group and others have been working to put together some activities over the summer to go some way towards helping families whose holidays have been cancelled, who would normally attend events that aren't taking place or who simply can't afford to get away.

At last we are able to announce the promised activities for children over the summer holidays. This is for children who are registered with Crich Medical Centre and includes those who go to South Wingfield and Holloway surgeries.
Have a look below and see what will interest your child or a child you know – details of how to register are included under each activity.

Of course, we have to keep you and your family safe so here are a few things to be aware of:
  • You must register for a place, we can’t accept anyone who turns up on the day
  • You will need to provide contact details for tracing should anyone become ill
  • If your child or a family member is ill or has a temperature we ask you not to attend
Some of the activities are free and for others there is a small charge – if you have any issues concerning payment please mention this to your activity coordinator when you book. The cost of this programme is subsidised through the fundraising efforts and kindness of local people and provider organisations are giving their services at reduced rates or free of charge. We are very grateful to everyone who has contributed money, time and skills to enable us to provide activities to support the children and families of the area.
 

Children’s nature connection activity sessions in Fritchley.


Calling all children aged 5-12!

Come and enjoy lots of exciting activities and experience the outdoors in a brand new way! We will be using our senses of touch, smell, hearing and sight to discover elements of your local green space that you’ve never even noticed before. We also invite you to bring your imagination to help us weave stories, create woodland characters and follow your own ideas. You will be able to take your creations home with you, along with skills and ideas for new adventures that you can carry on at home throughout the holidays and share with your friends and your grown-ups!
 
With a ratio of seven children per leader and a maximum group size of 14, we are able to give every individual the attention and support they need to follow their own inspiration and tailor the session so that your child enjoys a completely unique experience that they will love!
 
Monday 17th and 24th  August, morning (9-12) or afternoon (1-4) sessions.
Age range 5-12 - parents are not required to attend.
Cost: £15 per child and £10 per sibling (up to two siblings) NOW FREE of charge due to the success of fundraising
Contact claire@growoutside.co.uk or 07960 249816 for bookings or more information. Due to small
group sizes, places are limited.


Sarah Poplar’s physical activity


All the sessions below will begin week commencing 10th August for 3 weeks on Tuesday and Thursday each week and will take place on the field at Fritchley (behind the school).

Rise and Shine – 9.30 to 10.15
This is group is aimed at 5 to 7 year olds and will get your child jumping around to start the day.
Boot camp 1 – 10.30 to 11.15
This more strenuous session is aimed at 8 to 10 year olds.
Boot Camp 2 – 11.30 to 12.15
Another workout for 11 to 13 year olds.
Cost £2.50 per child NOW FREE of charge due to the success of fundraising
Contact Sarah Poplar on 07875342201 for more information and to book a place.


Popalong


This is a fun play session for children aged 0--4 years.

Outdoor activities suitable for toddlers including dry sand play, bubbles and chalk, ride-on toys, slide and small climbing frame, toys, cars, farm animals, kitchen, work bench, dolls etc. There will also be story time and a safely distanced song time –one singer (with actions for all!)

There is no charge for this activity

Dates: Friday 21st and Friday 28th August 10am -12midday
Venue : Crich Wesley Chapel, Chapel Lane (off the Common) Please park on The Common
Contact Details for booking : Lynda Gray 07890 688021
jimlynda.gray@btopenworld.com

 

Premier Education Holiday Club

We are hoping that the Premier Education holiday club will run during the weeks commencing 17th and 24th August. The club will be held in Crich at the Glebe Field Centre. It will run from 9.00 – 3.30 Monday to Friday and will be open to children aged 5 – 13 (Years 1 – 8).

If we are successful in accessing funding then the cost of the club will be £5 PER FAMILY per day or £20 for the entire week. This effectively means for families with more than one child, that after the first child all siblings are completely free.

The holiday club will not be solely sport focused with opportunities to take part in dance and drama, art and crafts, games and much more.

It will operate on a ‘bubble’ basis as schools have done, on lower coach:child ratios than normal (1:15). Bubbles will be organised each week and children will be grouped based on ages.

As it will be operating on a bubble basis, once a bubble has been created and reached its capacity of 15 children they cannot introduce new children to the bubble for health and safety reasons. Therefore we will require children to attend a minimum of 3 days in any one week. Though there is no requirement to attend both weeks, children are of course more than welcome to attend both weeks.

If you have any further questions about this please don’t hesitate to contact James on the email address below.

James Jennison, Premier Education  jjennison@premier-education.com
  • Crich Parish Council Grants for community organisations - last chance for applications

    23 October 2020

    Last chance to apply to Crich Parish Council for a grant for 2020-2021.

    Comments: 0

  • People's Voice Survey - Covid19

    23 October 2020 People's Voice Survey - Covid19

    Derbyshire County Council wants to find out what the pandemic has meant for you and your community so far. Your views and experiences are important. Take part in the People's Voice Survey.

    Comments: 0

  • New restrictions for parts of Derbyshire - update from DCC

    15 October 2020 New restrictions for parts of Derbyshire - update from DCC

    Chesterfield, North East Derbyshire and Erewash will enter the ‘High’ covid local alert level after a surge in coronavirus cases

    Comments: 0

  • Extra Hours at Crich Tramway Village

    12 October 2020 Extra Hours at Crich Tramway Village

    Crich Tramway Village is to open for an extra hour (until 6.30pm) from October 28th to 30th to provide an opportunity to see and ride on the trams in darkness during the half-term week. The venue is also opening over the weekend of 6th - 7th November.

    Comments: 0

  • Crich Area Community Art Sharing success

    12 October 2020 Crich Area Community Art Sharing success

    The weekend of 10th-11th October saw the culmination several months of artistic activity with the Crich Area Community Art Sharing exhibition at the Glebe Field Centre. This was the first event of its kind, borne from the recognition that many people engaged their creative talents as one way to occupy their time during the Covid-19 restrictions.

     

    Comments: 0

  • October Half-term Holiday Activties

    07 October 2020 October Half-term Holiday Activties

    Following the success of our summer programme of activities which saw almost 90 children attending play, sport, art and nature sessions we are pleased to be able to offer another programme for the autumn half term holiday.

    Comments: 1

  • The community art sharing weekend is finally here!

    05 October 2020 The community art sharing weekend is finally here!

    On Saturday 10th October (12 - 5pm) and Sunday 11th October (10.30 - 5.00) there will be the first ever Community Art Sharing at the Glebe Field Centre.

    Comments: 0

  • FREE admission to Crich Tramway

    02 October 2020 FREE admission to Crich Tramway

    Community Day on Sunday 11th October 2020. FREE admission to anyone living within 5 miles of Crich.

    Comments: 2

  • Crich Heritage Meetings Cancelled for 2020

    23 September 2020 Crich Heritage Meetings Cancelled for 2020

    We are sorry to tell you that we have given up hope of any further Crich Heritage Meetings this year.

    Comments: 0

  • Amber Valley & Erewash Autumn Footprints Walking Festival

    09 September 2020 Amber Valley & Erewash Autumn Footprints Walking Festival

    Unfortunately organisers of the Autumn Footprints Walking Festival have confirmed that the usual event will not take place this year, however, they have collected some of the previously produced walk leaflets and posted them on line for the public to enjoy.

    Comments: 0

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