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Features from the Spring 2017issue


Day Care at The Glebe under threat

The Day Care which takes place 4 days a week at The Glebe is under serious threat as funding has been withdrawn. What can be done about it?

Day Care Fundraising Event

We are delighted that Crich favourite Lesley Smith is returning with her new show, Katherine Swynford, to raise funds for Daycare at The Glebe on Saturday 22nd April 2017 – 7:30 pm

Crich Neighbourhood Plan

All the lattest news about the progress of our Neighbourhood Plan.

Cassiobury Court Veterans' rehabilitation centre

Paul Woodcock is trying to raise awareness about addiction and mental health problems amongst veterans.

Fritchley 20mph Speed Limit

A 20mph speed limit is being proposed on the roads in the village.

Fritchley Arts and Crafts Festival in May

Derbyshire Open Arts (DARTS) is a free arts trail event which happens at the end of May over the Spring Bank Holiday. This year DARTS comes to Fritchley Congregational Church Hall under the ‘Medley’ banner.

How Can We Make Our Village More Dementia-Friendly?

A small group has been set up to look at ways of making Crich and the surrounding area more dementia friendly. These are the details.

Crich Post Office - what is its future?

Phil Dolby gives a brief history of the post office but will it still be there in the near future?

Derbyshire Buses - will they still run through the village?

Derbyshire County Council has looked at the future of finance to subsidise our buses, will we still have some?

WW1 Memorial Project

The new Crich Parish Roll of Honour 2014 has now been printed and is on display in the Glebe. A memorial book has also been printed and contains mini biographies of all those that served, their families and communities. A website is being prepared. Help is still required in tracing the regiments of local soldiers.

Photo Query - we have an answer

There was a query about where a photo was taken in the Winter edition - we now have an answer.

A London Marathon Charity Run

On 23rd April 2017 Matthew Rogers will be running the London Marathon on behalf of the Inland Waterways Association (IWA), with all money raised going to their Waterway Recovery Group.

Consumer Slot Advice

‘That must be against the Trades Description Act, surely?’. Cliff Shining explains what it's all about.

Love Lost in Devonshire Gardens

In Chapter 7 of D.H. Lawrence’s ‘Sons and Lovers’ Paul Morel and Miriam walk from Wingfield Manor to Crich. Would they still be able to do it now?


The Alfreton and District Men’s Probus Club is a group of retired and semi-retired menfolk who meet for lunch, convivial conversation, and the enjoyment of an occasional guest speaker.

Wirksworth Music Centre

Wirksworth Music Centre is a social and educational organisation for children from reception to year 13.




Features Archive

Features from previous issues can be read in this archive