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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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Organisations news

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

by Andrew Auld

Each year the Parish Council sets aside a small fund to help local community groups within Crich Parish.

The Council is aware that this has been a very difficult year for all community groups, with Covid-19 impacting heavily on activities and funding. If you run a community group, or belong to one, have you considered applying for a grant – it might make a little difference to what you can do going forward?

Perhaps there is an item that your group would like but cannot afford, perhaps you need help with running costs, or you want to organise a Covid-19 safe activity? – a Parish Council Community Grant could be the answer.

Obviously, there are a few rules around applying, but they are simple and straightforward.

When considering applications for grants to be awarded in January 2021 the Parish Council will be guided by the following criteria:

  • The group must serve Crich Parish community and must not be run for gain.
  • The working of the group must involve a degree of self-help.
  • The group must have an open membership policy.
  • At least 50% of members must live in Crich, Fritchley, Whatstandwell, or Wheatcroft.
  • The group must be able to demonstrate the need for financial support as shown by the presentation of current Accounts or a Financial Statement. Out of date Accounts or Financial Statements cannot be accepted. Bank statements cannot be accepted.
  • Applications must be made in writing using the official application form.
  • Grants will only be considered if the application has been made in the prescribed way; is complete, includes current Accounts or a Financial Statement, and has been submitted to the Parish Clerk by Friday 30th October 2020. Incomplete and/or late applications cannot be accepted.

When you complete the application form for 2020/2021 please do so in anticipation that your group will be able to carry out your planned activities, and it is on this basis the Council will base its decision when making the awards. Due to the current situation we have extended the deadline for completion of the application form and accompanying documents by a month.

The application form is attached here, or can be obtained on request from the Clerk – Carolyn Jennings by e-mailing clerk@crich-pc.gov.uk.

People's Voice Survey - Covid19

by Andrew Auld

Derbyshire People's Voice Survey logo

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is still affecting many aspects of our lives here in Derbyshire.

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. This is a joint survey between Derby City Council and Derbyshire County Council, and they want to hear the voices of all our residents.

Complete the online survey here.

Information given by you in this survey will help them understand more about the things the Council can do to support Derbyshire through the challenges of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Thank you for taking the time to answer this survey.

This questionnaire may also be available in other formats. If you require a different format please email: haveyoursay@derbyshire.gov.uk

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

Crich Area Community Art Sharing success

by Geoff Brown

Clare Limb with some of the Community Art Sharing event at the Glebe Field Centre.

Clare Limb with some of the Art Sharing exhibits.

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

Organised by Clare Limb and a team of local volunteers, the event celebrated the creativity of local people of all ages. Several had been inspired by Grayson’s Art Club, screened on Channel 4 during the lockdown by the artist Grayson Perry. The event was supported by funding from the Derbyshire County Council’s Covid-19 Emergency Fund, with the involvement of a number of Crich organisations including the Crich Area Covid-19 Mutual Aid Group, the Patient Participation Group (PPG) and Active Crich for Everyone (ACE). With the Saturday being World Mental Health Day, it was particularly pertinent as getting involved in art had been a way of coping with the negative effects of the lockdown by several of the exhibitors.

Image of sea turtle made with discarded plastic bottle tops by children from Crich CoE Infants School School

Works were contributed by well over thirty individuals and groups plus an estimated twenty children from the two Crich schools. Exhibits included willow sculptures (from a group of women whose work can be seen in the planter at the Bulling Lane / Coasthill junction and the Black Swan Garden), a project by Crich Church of England Infant School to highlight the problem of plastic waste, and the work of the local group affiliated to the ‘For the Love of Scrubs’ organisation featured in Crich Standard earlier in the year. There were many paintings, photographs other artworks and even a song inspired by and about the lockdown.

The art works at the Glebe were complemented by a separate exhibition at the Tramway Museum over the same weekend. This consisted of works (or photos of them) created by staff and volunteers at the museum during the lockdown period. The museum has been hit hard by the coronavirus restrictions, effectively losing its summer season. Local residents were able to access the museum (and the exhibition) free of charge on the Sunday during its annual Community Day.

Display of willow-weaving at the Crich Area Community Art Sharing.

Display of willow-weaving at the Art Sharing 

The Art Sharing event was run in partnership with an exhibition and sale of works co-ordinated by Art Stand, a collective of local artists based in the parish. Again, this showcased many types of work including paintings, felting, sculptures (including paper people!), wood turning, pottery and more.

The Art Sharing was viewed by nearly 250 people at the Glebe, with a further 150-200 people estimated to have visited the Tramway display.

It was amazing to see the artistic talent that we have in our villages and the way in which, once again, the local community came together to create an inspiring and uplifting event. It is hoped that similar exhibitions will be held in the future, so watch this space and other community websites! 

Photos by Geoff Brown

Crich Heritage Meetings Cancelled for 2020

by Linda Philo

Crich Heritage Partnership logo

We are sorry to tell you that we have given up hope of any further Crich Heritage Meetings this year. This includes cancelling the AGM in November, fortunately the officers and committee are willing to carry on. The accounts will roll over to next AGM, which we hope will be November 2021. 

Corinne has been working behind the scenes cancelling the speakers for this year, and mostly booking them in for next year so we have a full programme planned. We look forward to meeting you all back at the Glebe when it is safe to do so.

 

Roger Phipp

Chair and Committee Crich Heritage.’

  • 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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