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  • Vote of ‘No Confidence’ in Amber Valley Borough Council

    20 March 2019 Vote of ‘No Confidence’ in Amber Valley Borough Council

    At their recent meeting Crich Parish Council passed a vote of ‘No Confidence’ in Amber Valley Borough Council (AVBC) as a Local Planning Authority, and wrote to the Secretary of State to ask for his intervention.

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  • Whatstandwell and Alderwasley Community Action Group

    17 March 2019

    A circular about the Haytop Caravan Park redevelopment from WACAS.

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  • Bramblings in Crich

    16 March 2019 Bramblings in Crich

    Keep an eye out for Bramblings feeding in your garden during the last winter weeks.

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  • 90th birthday celebration

    11 March 2019 90th birthday celebration

    Long time member of the Fritchley & District OAP Association, Mr Colin Ladd recently celebrated his 90th birthday with his friends at the club.

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  • Latest update from Fritchley Village Hall

    03 March 2019 Latest update from Fritchley Village Hall

    Latest update from the Fritchley Village Hall group including progress with inspections, website and the constitution.

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  • Latest Dementia Friends Newsletter published

    01 March 2019 Latest Dementia Friends Newsletter published

    The latest newsletter from Crich Area Dementia Friends' is now available to view online.

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  • Cats need homes

    01 March 2019 Cats need homes

    Latest appeal to rehome cats from Fritchley Charity, Cats In Need. Two female cats needing homes.

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  • Poetry to inspire active living!

    28 February 2019 Poetry to inspire active living!

    In need of inspiration to get active? Take a look at our poetry corner here!

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  • New Ripley Gardening Project

    27 February 2019 New Ripley Gardening Project

    A new gardening and crafts for health and welbeing project has been set up in Ripley by Grow Outside CIC where you can grow some plants, meet some new people and maybe learn some new skills.

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  • Health benefits of an active life

    24 February 2019 Health benefits of an active life

    So spring is almost with us and as we contemplate getting a little more in shape for wearing those warmer-weather clothes, it’s an added bonus that having an active lifestyle is really good for our health.

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  • Parish Well Dressing

    22 February 2019 Parish Well Dressing

    Planning under way for the 2019 Crich Parish Well Dressing event.

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  • New resources for Crich Pre-School

    21 February 2019 New resources for Crich Pre-School

    Crich Pre-School children were delighted with the new resource we were able to purchase thanks to generous contributions from our community.

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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.

  • Running tips

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    To run, or not to run?

    Thought about taking up running but don't know how to get going? Lacking the motivation to keep at it? Don't worry, Ian Travers of Jog Crich has all the information you need to get started in this article: To run, or not to run?

  • Seated yoga

    Seated yoga by Paul Yorke

    With Crich Area Dementia Friends’

    Gentle yoga sessions with Bev Lomax to support people living with dementia. Read more here.

  • Wild garlic

    Wild Garlic close up: credit Getty

    Holding us to Ramson in spring

    Prolific in our woods through the spring, this plant has culinary and folklore uses which you can read all about in this article.

    There is also a walk described here with wild garlic growing in abundance.

  • Andrea Kemp

    Andrea Kemp

    Crich resident and founder of Shift

    Shift is a community interest company founded by Andrea Kemp. We interviewed her about her company and her thoughts about activity. Read what she had to say.

  • Tour de Crich

    Cycling through Derbyshire

    Getting out on the cycle trails

    A cycle ride for the family taking in some iconic Derbyshire trails and villages. Follow the route and plan your day out here.

  • Villages United

    Whatstandwell Football team 1946

    Football through the ages

    The Crich area has a long history of active sporting teams, particularly when it comes to football. Read about it here.

  • Running the Monument Race

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    From Cromford Canal to Crich Stand

    The annual Monument race takes place on Crich Village Fête Saturday and is a tough 11km course right down to Cromford Canal and back up to the Crich Stand monument. Read about the challenge and how to enter for 2019.

  • Activity for younger people

    Play area at recreation ground

    Ways the children and young people of the parish get active

    With activity such an important part of staying healthy, this article looks at all the opportunities the children and young people of the parish have both at their schools and at home.

  • Active Crich for Everyone

    Yoga at the Glebe Field Centre

    The organisation helping us to get active

    ACE was born out of the 2018 Fitness Fortnight and is the brainchild of Trish and Rachel. Read all about what they have planned and come along to activity taster sessions.

Upcoming events

Calendar

You can find a full calendar of events here.

Free Table Tennis Taster Session

Free Table Tennis Taster Session

Tue Mar 26 18:00:00 2019

Come and try your hand at table tennis! Informal session for complete beginners at The Glebe Field Centre, Crich from 6.00 pm to 7.00 pm.

Families welcome, under 18s to be accompanied by an adult.

Organised by Active Crich for Everyone this is a free taster session as part of their Spring into Health programme, which you can read about here.

Read more...

Categories

Glebe, Activity, Sport, ACE

A Historical Journey down the Cromford Canal in Old Pictures

A Historical Journey down the Cromford Canal in Old Pictures

Thu Mar 28 19:30:00 2019

Crich Heritage talk by Hugh Potter.

Glebe Field Centre, Oakwell Drive, Crich

Admission £2.50 for non-members

Free to members

Read more...

Categories

Glebe, Social group, Crich Heritage, Talk

Crich Pre-School Mother's Day Cake Stall

Crich Pre-School Mother's Day Cake Stall

Sat Mar 30 09:00:00 2019

Crich Pre-School will be selling delicious cakes outside the butchers to raise funds. All money raised will be used to directly benefit the children, for example to support our forest school sessions or to purchase new resources. Come along and treat yourself or the mother in your life to a tasty treat. We’ll also be selling raffle tickets for our Mother’s Day raffle, with lots of fantastic prizes to win.

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Categories

Schools, Charity

Kit Holmes with Al Greenwood in Concert

Kit Holmes with Al Greenwood in Concert

Sun Mar 31 19:30:00 2019

Sunday 31st March 2019 - 7:30 pm - Crich Glebe Field Centre

Kit Holmes with Al Greenwood in Concert

Through extensive touring, Kit’s trademark sultry vocals and virtuoso guitar playing have wowed audiences across the UK. Expect an enthralling and energetic live performance of blues-driven roots with a soul sensibility.

Kit Holmes’ trademark sultry vocals and virtuoso guitar playing have wowed audiences across the UK through extensive touring with John Etheridge and John Renbourn. Both Bob Harris and Andy Kershaw have featured her on their BBC shows, and her recent concerts include: the Anne Frank Awards at the BBC, Paul McCartney’s LIPA, a performance for Bill Bryson and a headline show at the International Guitar Festival.

Expect an enthralling and energetic live performance of hook laden guitar work straddling the borders between folk and blues and pop, with gorgeous and poignant lyrical songs, absolutely delightful instrumentals and an incredible sense of fun.

‘Kit Holmes is that welcome curiosity, a young composer and singer-songwriter with all the makings of a new British guitar heroine and a style that skips cheerfully across boundaries. She mostly plays acoustic guitar but she’s certainly no folk singer; her songs are far too pop-influenced. But then she’s certainly not a pop artist either, hence her ability to suddenly switch to instrumental pieces that echo anything from folk baroque to flamenco and jazz – after all, she has toured extensively with John Etheridge. Impressive.’ The Guardian

A Live & Local show suitable for those aged 10 and over.

Box Office

t.                              01773 853 260           

e.                             david@joylane.org.uk.

www.                      online   (booking fee applies)

in person                 from Glebe Reception

Tickets:

Aged 17 and over £13.00 (£11.00 in advance).

Aged 16 and under £9.00 (£7.50 in advance).

The Glebe is fully wheel chair accessible, and there’s plenty of free on-site parking. There will be a licensed bar selling beers, wines, soft drinks and snacks.

All profits go to the Glebe - a registered charity

 

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Categories

Glebe, Charity, Live and Local, Music, Event

Free Table Tennis Taster Session

Free Table Tennis Taster Session

Tue Apr 2 18:00:00 2019

Come and try your hand at table tennis! Informal session for complete beginners at The Glebe Field Centre, Crich from 6.00 pm to 7.00 pm.

Families welcome, under 18s to be accompanied by an adult.

Organised by Active Crich for Everyone this is a free taster session as part of their Spring into Health programme, which you can read about here.

Read more...

Categories

Glebe, Activity, Sport, ACE

What else is on this site...

  • Directory

    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

    Magazines

    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

    Newsprint

    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

    Calendar

    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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