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  • Funding available for litter picking

    16 April 2021 Funding available for litter picking

    Get access to funding for your community group to get involved in the Great British Spring Clean 2021. Crich Parish Council is looking for applications now!

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  • Amber Rock Development - New Residents' Group Formed

    08 April 2021 Amber Rock Development - New Residents' Group Formed

    A new group called Residents Opposed to Amber Rock (ROAR) has been formed to develop and coordinate points being made by people concerned about the development.

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  • Easter Journey

    01 April 2021 Easter Journey

    Take time this Holy Week to go round the Easter Journey trail with its 8 stopping places. It’s a creative way of seeing and reading the Easter Story.

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  • Local primary school help spread positivity in lockdown!

    29 March 2021 Local primary school help spread positivity in lockdown!

    Children at Fritchley Primary School have had a wonderful idea to help spread positivity and joy to those who may be feeling lonely and disconnected during these isolating times.

    Comments: 1

  • Crich Easter Journey

    22 March 2021 Crich Easter Journey

    Come and visit the Easter Story - in gardens and windows around Crich!

    Comments: 0

  • Dawn's Meals

    15 March 2021 Dawn's Meals

    Many of you will have heard about Dawn Harper’s mammoth efforts to provide good, wholesome food for isolated people in our community throughout the pandemic.  This still continues.

    Comments: 0

  • Crich Children Return to School

    13 March 2021 Crich Children Return to School

    A cheerful return to school for Crich children at Crich Junior School

    Comments: 0

  • Easter Holiday Activities

    10 March 2021 Easter Holiday Activities

    Crich Medical Practice Patients Participation Group are excited to be able to offer activities for children again during the Easter holidays

    Comments: 0

  • Amber Rock holiday resort

    09 March 2021 Amber Rock holiday resort

    Developers are asking the local community for their opinions on their proposed plan to turn Crich Quarry into Amber Rocks holiday resort.

    Comments: 1

  • Consultation on ward boundaries for Amber Valley Borough Council

    24 February 2021 Consultation on ward boundaries for Amber Valley Borough Council

    The Local Government Boundary Commission is consulting on possible changes to the ward boundaries and representation in Amber Valley.

    Comments: 0

  • Crich Patients Participation Group and Covid-19 Mutual Aid leaflet

    06 February 2021 Crich Patients Participation Group and Covid-19 Mutual Aid leaflet

    A pdf of the recent leaflet delivered to all households with information from CPPG and Crich Area Mutual Aid.

    Comments: 0

  • Chilly Challenge

    29 January 2021 Chilly Challenge

    Support the Crich Scouts 2021 "chilly challenge fundraiser for Crisis.

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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

Calendar

You can find a full calendar of events here.

Crich Open Gardens

Crich Open Gardens

Sun Jun 27 11:00:00 2021

We are thrilled that we will be resuming Crich Open Gardens again and we have even more gardens to see this year.

This time we will be opening over two consecutive weekends on Sunday 27th June and Saturday 3rd July.

Maps will be available from the telephone kiosk on the market place and our thanks go to Roy Nadin for providing them free of charge.

Watch out for more information on Crich Standard website nearer the time.

Of course, all of this is dependent upon the current government guidance at the time and sadly, we won’t be able to offer any refreshments this time.

We hope it will be a lovely celebration of the hard work of our gardeners and we look forward to welcoming you.

Read more...

Categories

Event

Crich Open Gardens

Crich Open Gardens

Sat Jul 3 11:00:00 2021

We are thrilled that we will be resuming Crich Open Gardens again and we have even more gardens to see this year.

This time we will be opening over two consecutive weekends on Sunday 27th June and Saturday 3rd July.

Maps will be available from the telephone kiosk on the market place and our thanks go to Roy Nadin for providing them free of charge.

Watch out for more information on Crich Standard website nearer the time.

Of course, all of this is dependent upon the current government guidance at the time and sadly, we won’t be able to offer any refreshments this time.

We hope it will be a lovely celebration of the hard work of our gardeners and we look forward to welcoming you.

Read more...

Categories

Event

Whatstandwell Open Gardens

Whatstandwell Open Gardens

Sun Aug 8 11:00:00 2021

Come visit the beautiful open gardens in Whatstandwell .

Fantastic scenery and a wonderful variety of plants for sale. You will also be able to view and purchase local artists’ work as many of the gardens have offered to host different artists for the afternoon.

The gardens are open 12.00 to 5pm on Sunday 8 August.

You can purchase tickets and maps from the gardens on the day.

Be aware some of the gardens are very steep .

Read more...

Categories

Event

Crich Village Fete

Crich Village Fete

Sat Aug 28 13:00:00 2021

The Fete Committee have decided to delay the fete by a few weeks to Saturday 28th August, the bank holiday weekend.

The original planned date of 17th July was less than four weeks after the proposed full easing of Covid restrictions and would have been vulnerable to any slippage in the government timetables.

The August date provides a little more certainty but is still dependent on them getting the required permissions, insurances and licenses. While it is a firm plan, there could still be requirements in place which will make it difficult!

Further details will be provided as soon as possible, so keep an eye on their Facebook page for updates!

Read more...

Categories

Charity, Music, Event

Signals Festival

Signals Festival

Sat Jun 11 10:00:00 2022

FESTIVAL POSTPONEMENT

Following the announcement from the prime minister and the ongoing COVID19 situation, we are disappointed to announce that SIGNALS Festival will no longer be able to go ahead on the planned date of 12 June 2021. After much consideration, we have taken the decision to postpone SIGNALS Festival until Saturday 11 June 2022.

SIGNALS one-day festival takes place at Crich Tramway Village. Experience the unexpected as you immerse yourself in an eclectically programmed day, where outstanding musical talent takes centre stage. As you explore the varied spaces across the site, you’ll discover a diverse mix of culture, film, and entertainment to fuel your senses. With an innovative schedule of activity suitable for all ages, everyone will feel welcome as a liberal sense of fun engulfs this very special site for the day.

Gates open at 10am, Headliners finish at 10.45pm, Festival closes at midnight

See the SIGNALS website for more details

Read more...

Categories

Music, Event

What else is on this site...

  • Directory

    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

    Magazines

    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

    Newsprint

    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

    Calendar

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

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