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  • “Amazing to hear music like that in your village hall.” Sergei Podobedov wows Crich.

    25 February 2020 “Amazing to hear music like that in your village hall.” Sergei Podobedov wows Crich.

    Two consecutive evenings of exquisite piano recitals by Russian pianist Sergei Podobedov entranced audiences at Crich Glebe Field Centre on the weekend of 22nd/23rd February. 

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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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Welcome to Crich Standard

View from Chadwick Nick

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


    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


You can find a full calendar of events here.

Catherine Compton's Diary

Catherine Compton's Diary

Thu Feb 27 19:30:00 2020

CRICH HERITAGE TALK by Stephen Flanders.

Thursday 27 February – Glebe Field Centre, Crich at 7.30pm

Admission: non-members £2.50; members, free.

Click here for more information on Crich Heritage Partnership talks



Crich Heritage, Talk, Event

Relax and Revise at The Briars

Relax and Revise at The Briars

Fri Feb 28 09:00:00 2020

Feb 28th – March 1st sees our very first open ‘Revise and Relax’ weekend where you can come and stay here FOR FREE and be supplied with awesome food, great company and as much tea as you can drink! You’ll have chance to access workshops on prayer, mindfulness, meditation and relaxation – if you want them – or just be able to spend some time revising away from distractions.

Read more here




Crich Fire Service On-Call Awareness Day

Crich Fire Service On-Call Awareness Day

Sat Feb 29 10:00:00 2020

Crich Fire Service On-Call Awareness Day

If you are aged 17 and over and live in the county of Derbyshire please register your interest to attend an on-call Firefighter recruitment awareness day.

This is a great opportunity to increase your knowledge and awareness about the role of an on-call Firefighter in the Crich area. You will have the opportunity to explore the various stages of the recruitment process and get hands on with the equipment.…



Talk, Event

Light & Shade Tour - Remi Harris Band

Light & Shade Tour - Remi Harris Band

Sat Mar 7 19:30:00 2020

We are delighted to welcome Remi Harris and his band to Crich again with their most diverse show, “Light & Shade”. It features Remi on a variety of acoustic guitars, electric guitars and a ukulele; accompanied by double bass, electric bass, drums and percussion. In this new show, Remi will be playing an eclectic mix of Jazz, Blues & Rock, improvisations, original compositions and new arrangements of his favourite tunes. His shows are interspersed with his commentary about the history of the music and instruments he’s playing.

He has performed at Buckingham Palace, Montreal Jazz Festival, BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall with Jamie Cullum, on BBC 4 Television and live on BBC Radio 2 & 3.

Remi was named after the 2nd and 3rd notes of the major scale (Do “Re Mi” Fa So La Ti Do), or was it maybe a well-known brand of cognac? He started playing guitar at the age of 7 and is primarily self-taught, learning from guitar magazines, videos and recordings. He was initially inspired by rock and blues guitarists of the 60s and 70s such as Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page and Peter Green. He played his first gig aged 11 and, in his late teens, he developed an interest in jazz music, in particular in artists such as Django Reinhardt, Wes Montgomery and Stan Getz. Since then he has been building a reputation for blending all these influences into his own individual style of playing.

Remi’s previous gigs in Crich sold out well in advance, so book soon to avoid disappointment!

Suitable for age 10 and over

Remi Harris website 

Listen to, and watch

Pennies From Heaven

Pure Imagination

Sketches #56 - Blues

Time After Time

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  £12.50

Aged 16 and under £7.50


Box Office

t: 01773 853 260


w: online

in person at The Glebe (from 1st February)



Glebe, Charity, Music, Event

The Final Frontier, JKB Productions

Sat Mar 14 19:30:00 2020

A new musical based on the characters in Star Trek, and with most of the 60s music from Return to the Forbidden Planet.

Saturday 14 March – Glebe Field Centre, Crich at 7.30pm

The show is a comical spoof, (almost pantomime!), with a script based on the characters of STAR TREK.

The music from the 60s will be provided by a live band with some instruments on stage. With over 28 songs such as, Do You Love MeTeenager in LoveGreat Balls of FireBad Moon RisingLets Twist Again, and many others, you are assured of a great evenings entertainment and may even end up dancing!!

So come along and meet Captain Birk (Kirk), Plock (Spock), Spotty (Scotty) and Doctor Groans (Bones) and see how they manage to rescue the lovely Rellacinda after her home on Planet Spud has been roasted by the Evil Cretin, Leader of the Clingfilm Empire. Luckily it’s so easy to see through his plans!

Will the Wondrous Sword of Truth be recovered from the Planet Glebius where it has been hidden deep in a cave? - only this Sword will defeat the Evil Cretin!!!

Oh yes it will? Oh no it won’t? Is it behind you?

Tickets in advance (not including booking fee)
Aged 17 and over £8.00
Aged 16 and under £5.00

Tickets: or call David Lane on 01773 853260



Glebe, Live and Local, Theatre

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    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.

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