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  • 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

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  • 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.

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  • 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.


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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Crich Heritage Meetings Cancelled for 2020

    23 September 2020 Crich Heritage Meetings Cancelled for 2020

    We are sorry to tell you that we have given up hope of any further Crich Heritage Meetings this year.

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  • Amber Valley & Erewash Autumn Footprints Walking Festival

    09 September 2020 Amber Valley & Erewash Autumn Footprints Walking Festival

    Unfortunately organisers of the Autumn Footprints Walking Festival have confirmed that the usual event will not take place this year, however, they have collected some of the previously produced walk leaflets and posted them on line for the public to enjoy.

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  • Final week for submissions to the Crich Area Community Art Sharing

    07 September 2020 Final week for submissions to the Crich Area Community Art Sharing

    There is one more week for you to send in your favourite art work or craft piece to Clare Limb for display in the Community Art Sharing on 10th & 11th October at The Glebe.

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  • Crich Medical Practice Flu Clinic open

    02 September 2020 Crich Medical Practice Flu Clinic open

    Crich Medical Practice are holding flu clinics in September and October. 

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  • New Medical Order Line for Repeat Prescriptions

    02 September 2020 New Medical Order Line for Repeat Prescriptions

    From Wednesday 30th September patients will be asked to order their repeat Medication via the Medicines Order Line (01246 588 860) The order line offers a dedicated person who will have time to answer any medication queries this will free up the practice telephone line for more urgent phone calls.

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  • Popalong Outdoors to continue during September

    29 August 2020 Popalong Outdoors to continue during September

    Following the success of Outdoor popalong, which took place as part of the children's summer activities arranged by some members of the Crich Patient Participation Group, Popalong Outdoors will continue during September. 

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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.

  • 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.

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  • 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!

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