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  • Derbyshire Mobile Library - visiting times in Crich and Fritchley

    28 April 2021 Derbyshire Mobile Library - visiting times in Crich and Fritchley

    An update of the dates and timetable for the Mobile Library in Crich and Fritchley.

    Comments: 0

  • 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!

    Comments: 0

  • 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.

    Comments: 0

  • 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.

    Comments: 0

  • 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

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Amber Valley & Erewash Autumn Footprints Walking Festival

by Linda Philo

dog on a footpath

photo by Geoff Brown

Autumn Footprints 2020 - Walks in Amber Valley and Erewash in Derbyshire

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.

Walking is great for both mental and physical health - so why not see what is on your doorstep.

Log onto www.autumnfootprints.co.uk to download the leaflets from their homepage. For more walks around Crich see the Walks section of the Crich Standard website.

The festival is jointly organised by Erewash Borough Council; Amber Valley Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council, several parish councils, community groups and Groundwork.

autumn footprints logo

FREE Kids Summer Activities

by Linda Philo

poster advertising Children's Summer Activities

Thanks to the wonderful response to the fundraising appeal, the following children's summer activities are now FREE of charge!

Children’s nature connection activity sessions in Fritchley.

Calling all children aged 5-12! Come and enjoy lots of exciting activities and experience the outdoors in a brand new way! We will be using our senses of touch, smell, hearing and sight to discover elements of your local green space that you’ve never even noticed before. We also invite you to bring your imagination to help us weave stories, create woodland characters and follow your own ideas. You will be able to take your creations home with you, along with skills and ideas for new adventures that you can carry on at home throughout the holidays and share with your friends and your grown-ups!
 
With a ratio of seven children per leader and a maximum group size of 14, we are able to give every individual the attention and support they need to follow their own inspiration and tailor the session so that your child enjoys a completely unique experience that they will love!
 
Monday 17th and 24th  August, morning (9-12) or afternoon (1-4) sessions.
Age range 5-12 - parents are not required to attend.
Cost: £15 per child and £10 per sibling (up to two siblings) NOW FREE of charge due to the success of fundraising
Contact claire@growoutside.co.uk or 07960 249816 for bookings or more information. Due to small group sizes, places are limited.

Sarah Poplar’s physical activity

All the sessions below will begin week commencing 10th August for 3 weeks on Tuesday and Thursday each week and will take place on the field at Fritchley (behind the school).

Rise and Shine – 9.30 to 10.15
This is group is aimed at 5 to 7 year olds and will get your child jumping around to start the day.
Boot camp 1 – 10.30 to 11.15
This more strenuous session is aimed at 8 to 10 year olds.
Boot Camp 2 – 11.30 to 12.15
Another workout for 11 to 13 year olds.
Cost £2.50 per child  NOW FREE of charge due to the success of fundraising
Contact Sarah Poplar on 07875342201 for more information and to book a place.

Popalong

This is a fun play session for children aged 0--4 years.

Outdoor activities suitable for toddlers including dry sand play, bubbles and chalk, ride-on toys, slide and small climbing frame, toys, cars, farm animals, kitchen, work bench, dolls etc. There will also be story time and a safely distanced song time –one singer (with actions for all!)

There is no charge for this activity

Dates: Friday 21st and Friday 28th August 10am -12midday
Venue : Crich Wesley Chapel, Chapel Lane (off the Common) Please park on The Common
Contact Details for booking : Lynda Gray 07890 688021
jimlynda.gray@btopenworld.com

Summer Holiday Activities are here!

by Andrew Auld

Summer Holiday Activities

The Mutual Aid group has discussed the need to support families and children during the pandemic, as well as providing services for older people. Since we wound down the general helpline, a group of members of the Crich Patients Participation Group and others have been working to put together some activities over the summer to go some way towards helping families whose holidays have been cancelled, who would normally attend events that aren't taking place or who simply can't afford to get away.

At last we are able to announce the promised activities for children over the summer holidays. This is for children who are registered with Crich Medical Centre and includes those who go to South Wingfield and Holloway surgeries.
Have a look below and see what will interest your child or a child you know – details of how to register are included under each activity.

Of course, we have to keep you and your family safe so here are a few things to be aware of:
  • You must register for a place, we can’t accept anyone who turns up on the day
  • You will need to provide contact details for tracing should anyone become ill
  • If your child or a family member is ill or has a temperature we ask you not to attend
Some of the activities are free and for others there is a small charge – if you have any issues concerning payment please mention this to your activity coordinator when you book. The cost of this programme is subsidised through the fundraising efforts and kindness of local people and provider organisations are giving their services at reduced rates or free of charge. We are very grateful to everyone who has contributed money, time and skills to enable us to provide activities to support the children and families of the area.
 

Children’s nature connection activity sessions in Fritchley.


Calling all children aged 5-12!

Come and enjoy lots of exciting activities and experience the outdoors in a brand new way! We will be using our senses of touch, smell, hearing and sight to discover elements of your local green space that you’ve never even noticed before. We also invite you to bring your imagination to help us weave stories, create woodland characters and follow your own ideas. You will be able to take your creations home with you, along with skills and ideas for new adventures that you can carry on at home throughout the holidays and share with your friends and your grown-ups!
 
With a ratio of seven children per leader and a maximum group size of 14, we are able to give every individual the attention and support they need to follow their own inspiration and tailor the session so that your child enjoys a completely unique experience that they will love!
 
Monday 17th and 24th  August, morning (9-12) or afternoon (1-4) sessions.
Age range 5-12 - parents are not required to attend.
Cost: £15 per child and £10 per sibling (up to two siblings) NOW FREE of charge due to the success of fundraising
Contact claire@growoutside.co.uk or 07960 249816 for bookings or more information. Due to small
group sizes, places are limited.


Sarah Poplar’s physical activity


All the sessions below will begin week commencing 10th August for 3 weeks on Tuesday and Thursday each week and will take place on the field at Fritchley (behind the school).

Rise and Shine – 9.30 to 10.15
This is group is aimed at 5 to 7 year olds and will get your child jumping around to start the day.
Boot camp 1 – 10.30 to 11.15
This more strenuous session is aimed at 8 to 10 year olds.
Boot Camp 2 – 11.30 to 12.15
Another workout for 11 to 13 year olds.
Cost £2.50 per child NOW FREE of charge due to the success of fundraising
Contact Sarah Poplar on 07875342201 for more information and to book a place.


Popalong


This is a fun play session for children aged 0--4 years.

Outdoor activities suitable for toddlers including dry sand play, bubbles and chalk, ride-on toys, slide and small climbing frame, toys, cars, farm animals, kitchen, work bench, dolls etc. There will also be story time and a safely distanced song time –one singer (with actions for all!)

There is no charge for this activity

Dates: Friday 21st and Friday 28th August 10am -12midday
Venue : Crich Wesley Chapel, Chapel Lane (off the Common) Please park on The Common
Contact Details for booking : Lynda Gray 07890 688021
jimlynda.gray@btopenworld.com

 

Premier Education Holiday Club

We are hoping that the Premier Education holiday club will run during the weeks commencing 17th and 24th August. The club will be held in Crich at the Glebe Field Centre. It will run from 9.00 – 3.30 Monday to Friday and will be open to children aged 5 – 13 (Years 1 – 8).

If we are successful in accessing funding then the cost of the club will be £5 PER FAMILY per day or £20 for the entire week. This effectively means for families with more than one child, that after the first child all siblings are completely free.

The holiday club will not be solely sport focused with opportunities to take part in dance and drama, art and crafts, games and much more.

It will operate on a ‘bubble’ basis as schools have done, on lower coach:child ratios than normal (1:15). Bubbles will be organised each week and children will be grouped based on ages.

As it will be operating on a bubble basis, once a bubble has been created and reached its capacity of 15 children they cannot introduce new children to the bubble for health and safety reasons. Therefore we will require children to attend a minimum of 3 days in any one week. Though there is no requirement to attend both weeks, children are of course more than welcome to attend both weeks.

If you have any further questions about this please don’t hesitate to contact James on the email address below.

James Jennison, Premier Education  jjennison@premier-education.com

Children's Summer Holiday Activities

by Linda Philo

Poster advertising summer activities

We are very pleased to announce that Crich Patients’ Participation Group in partnership with Premier Education and other providers are looking to host Summer Holiday Activities for children in Crich and the surrounding areas.

At present this is only an idea, and we are looking at accessing funding to make it more financially viable for parents. Whether the activities will run or not is dependent on whether we can access the funding and sufficient interest from parents.

We are very aware of the impact Covid19 and the school closures have had on many children, and feel that this provides a great opportunity for children to engage with other children and increase their confidence, social skills, fitness and general wellbeing before they return to school in September.

Although most of the activities will be held in Crich we are eager to welcome children from surrounding villages; for example, South Wingfield, Fritchley, Whatstandwell, Lea, Holloway and Dethick.

In addition to the Holiday Club being hosted by Premier Education there will also be some ad hoc activities for families during these weeks which will include things like sports, games, story telling, gardening, forest schools and more.

Confirmation of activities, days and times will be announced here on the Crich Standard website and Facebook page as soon as we have them so please keep checking back.

Premier Education logo

Premier Education Holiday Club

The Premier Education holiday club will run during the weeks commencing 17th and 24th August. The club will be held in Crich at the Glebe Field Centre. It will run from 9.00 – 3.30 Monday to Friday and will be open to children aged 5 – 13 (Years 1 – 8).

If we are successful in accessing funding then the cost of the club will be £5 PER FAMILY per day or £20 for the entire week. This effectively means for families with more than one child, that after the first child all siblings are completely free.

The holiday club will not be solely sport focused with opportunities to take part in dance and drama, art and crafts, games and much more.

It will operate on a ‘bubble’ basis as schools have done, on lower coach:child ratios than normal (1:15). Bubbles will be organised each week and children will be grouped based on ages.

As it will be operating on a bubble basis, once a bubble has been created and reached its capacity of 15 children they cannot introduce new children to the bubble for health and safety reasons. Therefore we will require children to attend a minimum of 3 days in any one week. Though there is no requirement to attend both weeks, children are of course more than welcome to attend both weeks.

As the holiday club is only a proposal at this stage we are very much looking for feedback from parents who would access this opportunity for their children so that we can get an idea of viability. If you would be interested in your child(ren) attending this please register your expression of interest by emailing James Jennison on the contact email below. When doing so please include the number of children, age of child(ren) and number of days you would like your child(ren) to attend.

If you have any further questions about this please don’t hesitate to contact James on the email address below.

James Jennison, Premier Education  jjennison@premier-education.com

Free Gentle Yoga DVDs available to the community

by Linda Philo

Gentle Yoga class

We are aware that some people do not have access to the internet and so have been unable to see the splendid series of short videos made by Bev Lomax who in “normal times" runs the weekly Gentle Yoga sessions for Crich Area Dementia Friends.

As we know of the importance for everyone to maintain their mobility and stability during the current restrictions, we have made a DVD of all the sessions which will be distributed to the regular attendees of the Gentle Yoga sessions and others in the community. Not only are the various activities great for people’s physical well-being but they are a wonderful way of reducing stress.

We are most grateful to Councillor David Taylor, the County Councillor for Crich and surrounding communities, who has generously agreed to fund the production of the DVD through the County Council’s Community Leadership Scheme. 

If you or someone you know would like a copy of the DVD please contact Frances James on 01773 852692

  • Derbyshire Mobile Library - visiting times in Crich and Fritchley

    28 April 2021 Derbyshire Mobile Library - visiting times in Crich and Fritchley

    An update of the dates and timetable for the Mobile Library in Crich and Fritchley.

    Comments: 0

  • 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!

    Comments: 0

  • 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.

    Comments: 0

  • 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.

    Comments: 0

  • 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

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