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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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(Climate) change? Why change? Things are bad enough already

by Linda Philo

Placard saying There is NO Planet B

Lord Salisbury, 19th century aristocrat, politician and briefly Prime Minister, said something similar to the words above apparently referring to taxation. Little would he have known that simply adding the word ‘climate’ enables a powerful point to be made about the world in the 21st century.

Whatever any of us may think about Greta Thunberg addressing the United Nations, Extinction Rebellion bringing London to a standstill and governments setting targets for zero emissions in 30 years’ time, perhaps it is worth looking closer to home? Certainly many individuals are taking more and more personal steps to improve our environment in the end to slow and stop climate change. The science is confirmed and how we react as a nation, a community or as citizens of our country will literally shape the future.

For sure, we all have or know someone with solar panels on the roof, a hybrid car, a vegetarian diet, or who is just trying to use less fossil fuel. Sadly I don’t pass many environmental awareness tests, but I do seriously plan to improve!

That's why I’m pleased that 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, including getting involved in the Woodland Trust’s tree-planting days, the reduction or eradication of singleuse plastic and maybe even car-charging points in the village!

I am very sure that there are residents in the village with the skills, imagination and real enthusiasm to make a difference. If you are one of these people, young or old (or in between), and you might be willing to get involved, please send your contact details to environment@crichstandard. org and register an interest in the overall project. Your reaction will shape the next steps in the Climate Emergency challenge for Crich Parish.

We may not be able to change the world, but with some ambition and energy we can surely improve our Crich community environment! 

Tony Mills Chair, Crich Standard

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  • Kate & Alan Richmond:

    04 Jan 2020 08:44:00

    We are trying to do our bit to reduce our reliance on single use plastics – we have milk delivered and try to buy veg that’s not pre-packed for example – could we try to make Crich a single-use-plastic-free village?

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