Stormy scene over the Crich Monument

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  • Crich Brass looking for new members!

    31 August 2021 Crich Brass looking for new members!

    Crich Brass are looking to recruit brass players of all ages and abilities. Whether you are an experienced brass player or simply have a desire to learn something new they provide a warm welcome and can even supply you with an instrument and tuition Free of Charge!

    Comments: 0

  • Fritchley Congregational Church re-opens

    31 August 2021 Fritchley Congregational Church re-opens

    Fritchley Church is open again! Why not join us? – we meet on the first Sunday of every Month from 2.30pm for about an hour.

    Comments: 0

  • Fritchley Community Association AGM & Quiz Night

    31 August 2021 Fritchley Community Association AGM & Quiz Night

    Fritchley Community Association are holding their AGM and a Quiz Night on Friday 17 September. The AGM starts at 7.30 pm, followed by the Quiz at 8.00 pm.

    Comments: 0

  • Autumn Footprints Amber Valley and Erewash Walking Festival

    31 August 2021 Autumn Footprints Amber Valley and Erewash Walking Festival

    The Autumn Footprints Walking Festival offers a great choice of 29 guided walks from 11th - 26th September 2021. Sixteen days of enjoyable walks and informative talks with something for everybody of all abilities.

    Comments: 0

  • New Monthly Craft Group

    22 August 2021 New Monthly Craft Group

    A new monthly craft group has started up in Crich, organised by Leanne Aslin as a way of bringing people together.

    Comments: 0

  • Community Group Grants 2021/22 - now open for applications

    20 August 2021 Community Group Grants 2021/22 - now open for applications

    Crich Parish Council is aware that this has been another difficult year for all community groups, with Covid-19 continuing to impact on activities and funding. If you run a community group, or belong to one, have you considered applying for a grant – it might make a little difference to what you can do going forward?

    Comments: 1

  • Celebrate 100 years at Crich Comrades Club

    15 August 2021 Celebrate 100 years at Crich Comrades Club

    To celebrate the 100 years of the opening of Crich Comrades Club, the first date for your diary is Saturday 11 September 2021.

    We have a full day of entertainment lined up, with a free buffet, and the bar will be open until 1am. If you fancy dressing up, period dress is optional.

    Comments: 0

  • Beacon of Hope Award for Popalong leader Serena Hancox

    12 August 2021 Beacon of Hope Award for Popalong leader Serena Hancox

    Crich Standard is happy to bring some celebratory news that a valued member of our community, Serena Hancox, has been recognised for her hard work during the pandemic by being presented with a Derbyshire Beacon of Hope Award on Monday 9th August 2021.

    Comments: 1

  • The Berlin wall, trams and Crich Tramway museum

    09 August 2021 The Berlin wall, trams and Crich Tramway museum

    Sixty years after the building of the Berlin wall, Crich Tramway museum is to mark the occasion by putting its Berlin tram on display. Volunteers will be on hand to tell the story of the tram and what Berlin was like in those years of the Wall and to operate it for those booked on the Access Tram.

    Comments: 0

  • Summertime fun at Midland Railway next Saturday 24th July

    18 July 2021 Summertime fun at Midland Railway next Saturday 24th July

    Join Grow Outside CIC at Midland Railway for summertime fun on Saturday 24th July as they open the community garden gates to the public for the very first time!

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Covid19 news

Help Fill Crich Area Community Pantries this Christmas

by Linda Philo

South Wingfield and Crich Area Community Pantries were set up during the first lockdown to allow residents to share food and household items with others at a time of need.

Poster Help Fill Crich Area Community Pantries this Christmas

This Christmas we face deeper uncertainty and potential struggle so why not spread some Christmas cheer in your neighbourhood and add a couple of additional items to your shopping basket to put into the Community Pantry. 

The four pantries are located at:

Crich Vicarage

Bullbridge outside the Canal Inn

South Wingfield opposite the school

Fritchely outside the community hall

Give what you can, take what you need

Suggested items:

Tinned meat and fish, tinned savoury pies, long life milk and fruit juice, tinned puddings and custard, pasta, rice and instant mash, tinned tomatoes, tinned vegetables, soup, pasta sauces, tinned fruit, teabags and instant coffee, cereals, jam, biscuits or snack bars, toilet rolls, shower gel, shampoo and soap, tooth brushes and toothpaste, nappies, sanitary products

Community Pantry Christmas Fundraiser

by Linda Philo

Community Pantries

Crich Area Community Pantries are raising money to provide Christmas vouchers for families in the area who will benefit most from food, clothes and toys at this time of year.

Click Here To Donate

Funds will be used to purchase Tesco shopping vouchers for around 60 children attending local schools (Crich, Fritchley and South Wingfield). 

Please give what you can by Friday 11th December. 

Thank you for making a difference to local lives.

Let's Light Up Crich Parish this Christmas!

by Linda Philo

Let's light up Crich Parish this Christmas banner

Things are going to be rather different this year but as usual local people are brimming with ideas to brighten our long winter nights, here are a few:

poster of Christmas activities

Grand Light Up - 5th December

Let’s go to town and decorate the outside of our homes for an extended period this year, we propose a grand light up on 5th December.

Let’s chase the winter night away, break with tradition and keep them on throughout January.

Christmas Wreaths

Christmas wreaths - the more the merrier! Share photos of your creativities with everyone on the Community Facebook pages.

Doorstep Carols poster

Doorstep Carols - 16th December, 6.00 pm

Stop Press: Please note change of Radio Station. Carols can now be heard on Radio Nottingham on 95.1FM. Please tell your neighbours!

We're asking the whole parish to get behind this event to raise some much-needed Christmas cheer this year!

With Fritchley Green and Crich Market Place carol singing cancelled, there's a risk that Christmas 2020 could be very quiet.

So let's all make a noise on our doorsteps on Wednesday, December 16th at 6.00 pm and join our neighbours in singing Christmas carols - staying in household bubbles of course and obeying the restrictions in place.

The carols will be broadcast on Radio Nottingham 95.1 FM to help us all stay in time and carols sheets and simple sheet music are available to download.

We'd love you to help by organising your own street and encouraging friends and neighbours to sing and play along. Click here to see how to get involved.

Nativity scene

Follow The Star - 19th to 24th December

From 19th -24th December look out for the Christmas Journey – Follow the Star! in windows and tableaux around Crich.

Follow the Star as the Three Kings set out to find the Christ-child, from Crich Wesley, along the Common, up Bowns Hill to St Mary’s porch. Centuries before this, his birth was foretold by the prophets (Scout Hut). The Angel Gabriel came to Mary (Bower Close, Jeffries Lane) and to Joseph (Crich Chase).

They had to travel to Bethlehem (Market Place) where a host of angels told a group of shepherds on the hills, and they rushed to find the newborn Christ-child tucked up in an animals’ feeding trough (Market Place).

We would love for you to join in and create your own windows to depict the Star, or an angel, or anything from the Christmas Story! Or perhaps decorate your fences or nearby lampposts with stars.

Pick up a bag containing a guide-booklet and activities from The Telephone Box in the Market Place.

santa

St Mary's Church Carol Service - 20th December

The carol service at St Mary’s on 20th December will be a little different this year and is to be ticketed to ensure we can keep everyone safe. Keep your eyes on this website for information about tickets.

Christmas Eve - 24th December, 6.00pm

On Christmas Eve let’s welcome Santa by ringing bells outside our homes at 6pm. Light a candle in your window and let’s join together to sing Silent Night then watch out for fireworks on The Tors, they should be visible to most of us from our doorsteps or gardens.

If anyone knows of any other local events or have any ideas, please share them with Crich Standard and other social media.

We really hope you enjoy joining in with these activities. Remember to observe social distancing and obey the restrictions in place to keep everyone safe.

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Safe New Year

Christmas Hamper Appeal

by Andrew Auld

Christmas food box image courtesy of the guardian website

St Mary’s Church is going to provide Christmas hampers for some of the local families who have been struggling lately. Donations of special Christmas food and treats can be left in St Mary’s on Sunday mornings and Wednesday afternoons. These will be collected on each of these days. Or they can be left with us at 74 The Common, 01773853722. deirdreofford@gmail.com

If you want to contribute but need donations to be collected please let me know and I will arrive at your doorstep. Otherwise make a financial contribution via the church treasurer BACS sort code: 40-52-40 account no: 00019984 with reference ‘Hampers’.

Let’s pull together and shine light and love into homes who most need it.  And please continue supporting the Community Pantry.

Deirdre (Offord)

MESSAGE TO DERBYSHIRE RESIDENTS FROM DERBYSHIRE’S PUBLIC HEALTH DIRECTOR

by Andrew Auld

NHS panel in Crich Market Place kiosk

Hello, I’m Dean Wallace and as Derbyshire’s Director of Public Health it’s my job to protect the health and well-being of everyone in the county.

For the past few months, a huge part of mine, and my team’s work, has been to help prevent the spread of coronavirus in our communities.

But despite all of our best efforts, confirmed cases have continued to rise across the county, as they are nationally, resulting in the Government’s new national lockdown.

The new rules, now in force until December 2, mean you should:

  • Stay at home except for specific reasons such as work (if you cannot work from home) education, essential shopping or to care for others
  • Not mix socially with anyone outside of your household or support bubble inside or outside although you are allowed to meet one other person outdoors for exercise
  • Nurseries, schools, colleges and universities remain open
  • Non-essential retail, pubs, bars, restaurants, gyms, hair salons, entertainment and leisure venues should close although take-aways and click-and-collect services can continue

For more details of the restrictions now in place visit https://www.gov.uk/guidance/new-national-restrictions-from-5-november

The rate at which the number of cases continues to rise across Derbyshire is alarming with more people in hospital now than at the peak of the first wave.

I would urge everyone to abide by these new rules. If we don’t, many more people will die.

And if anyone is under the illusion that they’re not at risk, then I’m here to tell them that they’re wrong. We all have a duty to do everything it takes to stop the spread of this highly contagious virus.

I understand another ‘lockdown’ is frustrating but it is necessary to try to stop community transmission. This virus thrives on people being together so for a while we must remain apart to try to stop it in its tracks.

So I implore everyone in Derbyshire to do the right thing to protect themselves, their loved ones and their friends. There has never been a more important time to summon our famous Derbyshire Spirit.

I’d also like to remind everyone to keep doing what they have been doing for the past few months – washing their hands regularly, staying apart and wearing a face covering if they do need to leave their homes for specific reasons.

And if you develop symptoms – a new continuous cough, a high temperature or a change to your taste or smell – you should self-isolate immediately and book a test.

It is vitally important that you do not leave your home while you wait for your results or if you are contacted by NHS Test and Trace because you have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19.

If we all act now to lower infection rates across Derbyshire we can perhaps avoid an even longer lockdown and make sure we go back to the lowest possible local alert level so that we can start to do some of the things we love again.

If you’d like more information, to find out how and when to get a test and how to access support visit www.derbyshire.gov.uk/coronavirus

Thanks for taking the time to read this. Stay safe.

  • Crich Brass looking for new members!

    31 August 2021 Crich Brass looking for new members!

    Crich Brass are looking to recruit brass players of all ages and abilities. Whether you are an experienced brass player or simply have a desire to learn something new they provide a warm welcome and can even supply you with an instrument and tuition Free of Charge!

    Comments: 0

  • Fritchley Congregational Church re-opens

    31 August 2021 Fritchley Congregational Church re-opens

    Fritchley Church is open again! Why not join us? – we meet on the first Sunday of every Month from 2.30pm for about an hour.

    Comments: 0

  • Fritchley Community Association AGM & Quiz Night

    31 August 2021 Fritchley Community Association AGM & Quiz Night

    Fritchley Community Association are holding their AGM and a Quiz Night on Friday 17 September. The AGM starts at 7.30 pm, followed by the Quiz at 8.00 pm.

    Comments: 0

  • Autumn Footprints Amber Valley and Erewash Walking Festival

    31 August 2021 Autumn Footprints Amber Valley and Erewash Walking Festival

    The Autumn Footprints Walking Festival offers a great choice of 29 guided walks from 11th - 26th September 2021. Sixteen days of enjoyable walks and informative talks with something for everybody of all abilities.

    Comments: 0

  • New Monthly Craft Group

    22 August 2021 New Monthly Craft Group

    A new monthly craft group has started up in Crich, organised by Leanne Aslin as a way of bringing people together.

    Comments: 0

  • Community Group Grants 2021/22 - now open for applications

    20 August 2021 Community Group Grants 2021/22 - now open for applications

    Crich Parish Council is aware that this has been another difficult year for all community groups, with Covid-19 continuing to impact on activities and funding. If you run a community group, or belong to one, have you considered applying for a grant – it might make a little difference to what you can do going forward?

    Comments: 1

  • Celebrate 100 years at Crich Comrades Club

    15 August 2021 Celebrate 100 years at Crich Comrades Club

    To celebrate the 100 years of the opening of Crich Comrades Club, the first date for your diary is Saturday 11 September 2021.

    We have a full day of entertainment lined up, with a free buffet, and the bar will be open until 1am. If you fancy dressing up, period dress is optional.

    Comments: 0

  • Beacon of Hope Award for Popalong leader Serena Hancox

    12 August 2021 Beacon of Hope Award for Popalong leader Serena Hancox

    Crich Standard is happy to bring some celebratory news that a valued member of our community, Serena Hancox, has been recognised for her hard work during the pandemic by being presented with a Derbyshire Beacon of Hope Award on Monday 9th August 2021.

    Comments: 1

  • The Berlin wall, trams and Crich Tramway museum

    09 August 2021 The Berlin wall, trams and Crich Tramway museum

    Sixty years after the building of the Berlin wall, Crich Tramway museum is to mark the occasion by putting its Berlin tram on display. Volunteers will be on hand to tell the story of the tram and what Berlin was like in those years of the Wall and to operate it for those booked on the Access Tram.

    Comments: 0

  • Summertime fun at Midland Railway next Saturday 24th July

    18 July 2021 Summertime fun at Midland Railway next Saturday 24th July

    Join Grow Outside CIC at Midland Railway for summertime fun on Saturday 24th July as they open the community garden gates to the public for the very first time!

    Comments: 0

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