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Latest news from the area

  • Trams running again at Crich Tramway Village

    30 June 2022 Trams running again at Crich Tramway Village

    Crich Tramway Village is able to fully re-open following the installation of new traction poles to replace some which had corroded and posed a safety risk.

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  • Time Stands Still for Police Box at Crich Tramway Village

    24 June 2022 Time Stands Still for Police Box at Crich Tramway Village

    Crich Tramway Village is set to restore a rare MK2 Police Box, once a familiar site on the streets of London.

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  • Classic Motorcycle Day at Crich Tramway Village

    17 June 2022 Classic Motorcycle Day at Crich Tramway Village

    The annual Classic Motorcycle Day at Crich Tramway Village will be held this year on Sunday July 3rd.

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  • Crich Tramway Village - Limited Opening Update

    25 May 2022 Crich Tramway Village - Limited Opening Update

    Crich Tramway Village has been able to partially re-open following the closere to allow essential maintenance work to be carried out. However, tram services and access to the tram depot and exhibition halls remains closed.

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  • Crich Tramway Village Temporarily Closed

    18 May 2022 Crich Tramway Village Temporarily Closed

    Crich Tramway Village is temporarily closed to allow essential sfatey maintenance work to be undertaken.

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  • Muddlealong have been helping the Ukraine appeal

    23 April 2022 Muddlealong have been helping the Ukraine appeal

    Muddlealong have just forwarded some of their completed items to the Ukraine appeal.

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  • New Season at Crich Tramway Village

    04 March 2022 New Season at Crich Tramway Village

    Crich Tramway Village reopens to the public on 12th March. This item provides some background detail, including news of three trams which will feature this season and an indication of the main events planned for 2022.

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  • Calling for music volunteers

    30 January 2022 Calling for music volunteers

    Crich Area Dementia Friends are seeking people who would be willing to volunteer to help out at the monthly music sessions.

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  • Tuesday Club Menu for February 2022

    29 January 2022 Tuesday Club Menu for February 2022

    An opportunity to get together every Tuesday for a two course meal and a chat with friends and neighbours at The Glebe Field  Centre, Crich.

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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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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 Village Fete

Crich Village Fete

Sat Jul 16 13:00:00 2022

Crich fete returns to its usual July slot this year. Saturday July 16th from 1.00pm on the recreation ground. Crich Monument Race is also back on the same day and will commence at 1.30pm with the finish line on the Rec.

As always, there will be lots of entertainment for the whole family, both in the display area and across the site. And the good people running the tea (& cake) tent, licensed bar and barbeque will be there to refresh you.

There is still time for not-for-profit parish-based groups, organisations and clubs to book a space to promote their activities, perhaps raise some funds and enrol new members.

Remember, the fete is funded by the community for the community, so it will be great to get as many groups engaged as possible.

And to help raise funds for future fetes, the BARN DANCE is returning this year! This will be on Saturday August 27th, subject to the necessary permissions and licenses.

Keep an eye on their Facebook page for details.

We can also be contacted by email on




Crich Monument Race

Crich Monument Race

Sat Jul 16 13:30:00 2022

SATURDAY 16th JULY 2022 1.30pm start

£10 affiliated, £12 non affiliated

If you have let us know you want to use your deferred entry or have completed and paid for a new entry, then thank you and see you there.

DON’T MISS OUT, BOOK NOW!!! Places are unlikely to be available on the day if sold out.

To book your place, please complete the form here and ensure you have paid for your entry -

NB: Unpaid entries won’t be honoured as confirmed and your place may be lost. If you need help with PayPal or an alternative payment method, please just drop us a message here.

We are so excited to welcoming you all back to Crich. The Fete is back in full swing with some great entertainment into the evening, so worth staying around for.

A huge thank you to those that have donated their entry fee as they can’t run - really appreciated and the funds will go to local charities.

Get those hills in and see you all soon.

Crich Race Team



Activity, Sport, Event

Crich Open Gardens

Crich Open Gardens

Sun Jul 24 13:00:00 2022


Saturday 18th JUNE

Sunday 24th JULY

1-5pm Free Entry


FREE MAPS available in the shops & telephone kiosk

PUBLIC TOILETS& PARKING available Market Place

REFRESHMENTS available in individual gardens



Activity, Event

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!

How you can reach us

Get in touch

We are always delighted to hear from you with ideas, news, event information or just some feedback. Get in touch by emailing the editor.

Write to us

Editor, Crich Standard
Glebe Field Centre
Glebe Field Close


Crich Standard Postbox in 'The Loaf' (courtesy Roger & Andrew)


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