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  • Now it's Popalongs!

    19 January 2022 Now it's Popalongs!

    Find out more about the Popalong and Popalong Babies groups.

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  • Paediatric First Aid Course

    14 January 2022 Paediatric First Aid Course

    Popalong Babies, Crich Medical Practice Patients Participation Group and Derbyshire Toy Libraries have come together to organise a paediatric first aid course for parents and carers.

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  • A Christmas Journey - Follow the Star!

    14 December 2021 A Christmas Journey - Follow the Star!

    Join with the Christmas Story as it unfolds in windows around Crich from 15 December to 29 December.

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  • Children's Christmas Holiday Activities

    08 December 2021 Children's Christmas Holiday Activities


    We are delighted to say that we have organised more activities for children aged 5 to 13 during theupcoming Christmas Holidays.

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  • Only two days until the Crich Christmas Fair

    25 November 2021 Only two days until the Crich Christmas Fair

    Only two days until the Christmas shopping opportunity at the Crich Glebe Field Centre Christmas Fair.

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  • HRH Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester visits Crich Tramway Village

    21 October 2021 HRH Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester visits Crich Tramway Village

    HRH Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester visited Crich Tramway Village on 20th October. On this special members day for the Tramway Museum Society, the Duke met members, toured the exhibition hall and took a tram ride.

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  • Exciting update on St Mary's Church Yard!

    20 October 2021 Exciting update on St Mary's Church Yard!

    St Mary’s PCC are excited to be in the planning stages of a sustainable maintenance plan, which will be carried out in cooperation with AVBC.

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  • Art Share and ArtStand unite for Autumn Community Art Sharing, Exhibition and Art Sale

    10 October 2021 Art Share and ArtStand unite for Autumn Community Art Sharing, Exhibition and Art Sale

    The weekend of 16th & 17th October sees the welcome return of the Autumn Community Art Sharing presented by Art Share Crich at The Glebe Field Centre.

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  • Community Walk with foraging expert Brendan McDowell

    21 September 2021 Community Walk with foraging expert Brendan McDowell

    As part of the BBC's Country File Ramble campaign, Active Crich for Everyone have organised a Community Walk with foraging expert Brendon McDowell. 

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  • Crich Parish Council update

    11 September 2021 Crich Parish Council update

    Read the actions that came from the recent meeting of Crich Parish Council

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  • Helped needed to tidy up St Mary's Church Yard

    11 September 2021 Helped needed to tidy up St Mary's Church Yard

    There will be a work party day – open to all comers with their garden tools – on the morning of 30 October.

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  • Volunteers needed for Crich Youth Club

    09 September 2021 Volunteers needed for Crich Youth Club

    Would you like to help young people in our community? 

    In June, 23 young people attended a consultation event and gave an over whelming thumbs up to holding a weekly youth club at The Glebe. We will be kicking off the Youth Club in October and the club will be run by a mix of paid youth workers & volunteers. 

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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.

  • Our green and pleasant (local) land

    Hay making in Crich

    Agriculture plays a major part in what makes our villages work as a thriving community. It provides food, employment and ample opportunity for recreation, particularly walking along the many miles of well-defined footpaths. Read more here.

  • Summertime fun

    Summertime fun

    Summer 2020 saw a host of activities arranged for children in the Parish. Ranging from physical, creative and social events, all the sessions aimed to encourage youngsters to have fun! Read more

  • Comrades Club – plans old and new

    Comrades Club receipt

    The Crich Comrades club turns 100 years old this year! Curious to know more about what it cost to get started? Find out here

  • What makes us tick : a community working together

    Crich Rec

    How, we as a community, transformed our old, but much loved recreation ground and developed a great facility for all. Paul Yorke tells us more

Upcoming events


You can find a full calendar of events here.

Crich Patient Participation Group Committee Meeting

Crich Patient Participation Group Committee Meeting

Wed Jan 19 19:00:00 2022

Crich Patient Participation Committee meeting will take place on Wednesday, 19th January from 7.00 pm to 8.30 pm on zoom. 

New members welcome. Please email for the zoom log-in.



Social group, Event

Fritchley Quiz for Winter

Fritchley Quiz for Winter

Sat Jan 22 19:00:00 2022

Join Fritchley Community Association for a winter quiz night on Saturday 22 January from 7.00 pm in Fritchley Village Hall.

Tickets are £3 per person and include a ‘wee dram’ and Scottish Shortbread as a nod to Burns Night. Bring your own tipple too plus nibbles and don’t forget your glass.

Tickets are limited so buy your tickets now, please leave payment with your contact number in the post box at the Congregational Church and collect your tickets on the night.

Any questions, contact us on Facebook



Social group, Event, Fritchley Congregational Church

4C Choir

4C Choir

Tue Jan 25 18:45:00 2022

Can you hold a tune?

4C Choir needs You!

Banish the winter blues and join our friendly informal choir.

We meet from 6.45 pm to 8.30 pm on Tuesdays at The Family Tree, Whatstandwell.

All welcome!



Social group, Music

Crich Heritage Partnership Meeting - Erasmus Darwin

Crich Heritage Partnership Meeting - Erasmus Darwin

Thu Jan 27 19:30:00 2022

The next meeting of Crich Heritage is on Thursday, 27 January 2022 from 7.30pm to 9.00 pm at The Glebe Field Centre in Crich.

Dave Cooper will be giving a talk on Erasmus Darwin, the grandfather of Charles Darwin.

New members and guests always welcome.



Glebe, Social group, Talk

The Jazz of Dudley Moore

The Jazz of Dudley Moore

Sat Feb 12 19:30:00 2022

Saturday 12th February 7:30pm at the Glebe Field Centre

Well known as a beloved comic actor perhaps fewer know about Dudley Moore, pianist and composer - appearing in late night sessions at Peter Cook’s Establishment Club in 1960s Soho, on TV appearances, on recordings, and with big bands.

‘I can’t imagine not having music in my life, playing for myself or for other people. If I was asked, ‘Which would you give up?’, I’d have to say acting.’ Dudley Moore

In this vibrant, sophisticated and moving homage, the Chris Ingham Trio honour this prematurely lost and sadly missed jazz hero with delightful music, spiced with gentle anecdote and insight, this is an evening of intimate and heartfelt pleasure.

Some pieces are quintessential expressions of the bright, optimistic, swinging 60s, others are deeply poignant, personal expressions of a darker, more complex world. Sometimes there is a unique and bittersweet mix of the two.

Click here to buy tickets



Glebe, Live and Local, Music, Crich Live

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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