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Community Awards

The Crich Standard Community Award (formerly CACN Community Award) is to be presented annually to someone who has voluntarily worked to improve, or enhance, the community spirit in our parish.

It has been awarded since 2008 and you can read all about past recipients here by clicking on the images or the links in the menu.

If you consider someone worthy of receiving the Community Award because their voluntary activities in the parish, please let us have your suggestion.

  • Peter Patilla

    Peter Patilla receives the 2019 award

    Peter Patilla receives the 2019 Community Award.

  • Crich Firefighters

    Crich Firefighters receive the award

    Crich Firefighters receive the 2018 CACN Community Award.

  • Stephanie Day

    Stephanie Day with her award

    Stephanie Day receives the 2017 CACN Community Award.

  • Doreen Mason

    Doreen Mason receives her award

    Doreen Mason receives the 2016 CACN Community Award.

  • Joyce and Paul Sayles

    Joyce and Paul Sayles receive their award

    Joyce and Paul Sayles receive the 2015 CACN Community Award.

  • Valerie Thorpe

    Valerie Thorpe with her award

    Valerie Thorpe receives the 2014 CACN Community Award.

  • Esme Woolley

    Esme Woolley with her award

    Esme Woolley receives the 2013 CACN Community Award.

  • Phil Dolby

    Phil Dolby with his award

    Phil Dolby receives the 2012 CACN Community Award

  • George and Heather Johnson

    George and Heather with their award

    George and Heather Johnson receive the 2011 CACN Community Award.

  • Ken Heywood

    Ken Heywood with his award

    Ken Heywood receives the 2010 CACN Community Award.

  • Sylvia Taylor

    Sylvia Taylor receiving her award

    Sylvia Taylor receives the 2009 CACN Community Award.

  • Derek Killingsley-Smith

    David Billyeald and Derek Killingsley-Smith

    Derek Killingsley-Smith recieves the 2008 CACN Community Award.

Latest features from the magazine

Every three months there is a new edition of Crich Standard magazine packed with news and feature articles. Click on the images in the boxes below to read the feature or browse the full features menu.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.


  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.