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 receives the 2019 Community Award.
Crich Firefighters receive the 2018 CACN Community Award.
Stephanie Day receives the 2017 CACN Community Award.
Doreen Mason receives the 2016 CACN Community Award.
Joyce and Paul Sayles receive the 2015 CACN Community Award.
Valerie Thorpe receives the 2014 CACN Community Award.
Esme Woolley receives the 2013 CACN Community Award.
Phil Dolby receives the 2012 CACN Community Award
George and Heather Johnson receive the 2011 CACN Community Award.
Ken Heywood receives the 2010 CACN Community Award.
Sylvia Taylor receives the 2009 CACN Community Award.
Derek Killingsley-Smith recieves the 2008 CACN Community Award.
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.
From small beginnings, the Fritchley Community Association (FCA) has grown into a force to be reckoned with, as Dom Andrews discovered in this article...
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
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
Passionate about trams? Enjoy meeting new people? Crich Tramway Village could be the volunteering destination for you! Read more here...
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.
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.
Musicals magic and fabulous flautists at Fritchley School. Find out how the children have been making music in this article.
Memories to treasure... Cheryl Julian looks back at the 18 years she spent as Headteacher of Crich Junior School. Read the full article.
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.
Learn more about the long history of Brass Bands in our area here
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.
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.
Chesterfield, North East Derbyshire and Erewash will enter the ‘High’ covid local alert level after a surge in coronavirus cases
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.
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.
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.
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.
Community Day on Sunday 11th October 2020. FREE admission to anyone living within 5 miles of Crich.