Current issue – 15th September 2014
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A massive eight pages featuring all aspects of education in our area.
Four pages taking a look at how we can try to be a little kinder to our environment.
POPULAR TUG O’ WAR EVENT PULLS IN THE CROWDS
Birchover Carnival Committee hosted a fun Tug o’ War event over the August Bank Holiday to raise funds for Birchover Carnival 2015.
Six teams took part, taking turns to pull (best out of three) against each other and points were awarded for winning pulls.
The results were as follows:
Swell Heads 5
Craggy Island 4
Barn Farm 3
Mad Hatters 2
Shrunken Heads 0
The award winning Barn Farm Campsite in Birchover proved a picturesque setting for the family fun event and there was a great holiday atmosphere with various stalls and games being well supported by the crowds enjoying a bank holiday break in the beautiful Peak District.
The cheering crowds encouraged and supported the teams, who enthusiastically gave it their all, hoping to win first prize. Teams consisted of 5 members, with a mixture of families and friends joining in the fun and eager to win.
After much sweat and tears, there were two teams at the top of the Leader Board, with the final between Swell Heads and Craggy Island.
After two more pulls in the final the Swell Heads confirmed their place as champions, winning the beer, kindly donated by Thornbridge Brewery Bakewell.
The evening concluded with a very enjoyable fun session Tug o’ War with children of all ages taking part in a chaotic finale to a memorable event with £170 made towards Birchover Carnival 2015.
The Carnival Committee would like to thank Barn Farm Campsite, Peak Rail, Matlock Farm Park, Thornbridge Brewery and everyone who supported the event.
GREEN FINGERS AT GREENAWAY WORKSHOP
Greenaway Workshop in Darley Dale are looking forward to a busy year, as an allotment at Old Road, Darley Dale has been allocated to them by Darley Dale Town Council.
Councillor John Evans handed over the keys of the potting shed, to an eager group of workshop members one sunny afternoon in August. He was hugely impressed at how well the allotments are kept, and has promised to keep an eye on how well Greenaway members keep up the good work.
Greenaway was set up to enable people who have ongoing, long term health conditions to have a place to go to do work.
For 33 years, in an ordinary looking building, tucked away up Greenaway Lane, people have been helping to repair chairs (in cane, rush and sea grass) to a very high standard. Also their print department (which is open to the public) has been busy churning out Parish magazines, raffle tickets, business cards, stationery etc. for over 25 years.
If you would like to find out more about what happens at the workshop, or you think it could help you to join us, either as a member or as a volunteer, please contact us - 01629 734089 or look at our web site www.greenawayworkshop.org.uk to get an idea of what we can offer.
The Official Opening of MUGA
Four-time Olympic gold medallist rower Sir Matthew Pinsent formally opened the newly refurbished Multi-User Games Area (MUGA) at Baslow Sports Field on 30 August 2014.
The refurbishment follows an impressive £30,000 grant awarded by Sport England to improve local sports facilities. The area, already used regularly by local sports clubs including tennis, football and netball is at least twenty years old and was more than ready for development to bring it up to the high standards demanded by today’s amateur sportsmen and women.
The grant helped to upgrade the present facilities to a much higher standard with a new playing surface, new markings, improved boundary Fencing and lighting and goal posts.
The grant was awarded following a rigorous application process and extensive consultation with users and the local community in partnership with Derbyshire Dales District Council Sports Development and Village Games. Local firm HLM Architects are generously overseeing the project without charge.
The Sport England grant tops up funds already raised by Baslow Sports Field Trust plus financial support from Derbyshire County Council, Derbyshire Dales District Council and Baslow and Bubnell Parish Council as well as other key partners. The Baslow project forms part of £400m invested nationally by Sport England.
Sir Matthew said: “I am delighted to visit Baslow to take a look at the facilities and see what the team there are doing to encourage people of all ages to get involved in sport. For me this is where it all starts; relatively small schemes growing young people into potential Olympians of the future.
It is testimony to the Olympic legacy that much needed funds are available for big and small projects alike and sport is playing a major, and very positive part in people’s lives”.
Peter Holt is Chairman of Baslow Sports Field Trust: “The impact of refurbishing our MUGA will mean that local clubs will continue to enjoy using top quality, high specification and safe facilities.
“It will also mean that we can grow participation in sport, widening opportunities in a variety of sports including tennis, soccer and ladies’ netball and look for new ventures.
“We are committed to providing our community with the best possible sporting facilities and encourage a lifelong passion for sport and physical exercise in all its guises.
“We are also immensely grateful to Sir Matthew for taking time out to visit us as well as all our supporters without whom this venture would not have been possible”.
Sally Mosley’s Favourite Walks ~ The Strines
What a fantastic walk this turned out to be! Sally set off for a wander around the Strines Reservoir with the intention of taking a few nice atmospheric photographs and just got carried away. Nine miles and more than 200 clicks later and Sally's ramble was complete!
To read the whole of Sally's walk please follow the link below and in this issue it features on page 56.
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