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News from Crich Parish Council

Glebe Field Centre, Glebe Field Close, Crich, Derbyshire DE4 5EU

Tel: 01773 853928


Clerk: Clive Ludlam


Crich: Cllrs. Anstead, Bateman, Baugh, Broom, Collison, Smith and Yorke
Fritchley: Cllrs. Lane (Chair), Brown & Thorpe
Whatstandwell Ward: Cllrs. Clark (Vice-Chair) and Walsh


The projects to improve Crich Recreation Ground and extend the Burial Ground are ongoing and we are still awaiting the outcome of the planning application to build seven houses on Bowmer Lane in Fritchley. Derbyshire County Council has done some preparatory work for the pilot 20mph scheme in Fritchley but we don’t know when it will come into operation.

The number of lorries visiting the Ambergate Reservoir site in Fritchley has increased again now that the contractors are building the second reservoir. There are sometimes logistical problems with bringing very large vehicles through Crich. The contractors do their best to minimise the inconvenience to the community but it is not easy and I hope people will try to be understanding. If anyone has a complaint or query, there are notices at the entrances to the site with contact details of the relevant people on-site. Alternatively, you can find those contact details on the Ambergate Reservoir website or you can get in touch with me or any other member of the Reservoir Liaison Group and we will pass on your concerns. The customer liaison team are very helpful and they always do their best to sort out any problems.

The Crich Parish Neighbourhood Plan is now very well advanced and the Steering Group would like to thank our parishioners for the overwhelming support you showed to us in the recent public consultation and for your many helpful comments. Since then, you will all have received a leaflet explaining why we had to make the difficult decision to adapt our plan to make it compatible with one aspect in particular of Amber Valley Borough Council’s Local Plan, that is the designation of the Woodside site for housing. We trust that parishioners understand why we felt that we had no choice, as the likely alternative would be even worse for the parish. We hope that you will all continue to support the plan.

As usual, the Parish Council supported the recent well dressings and I should like to thank Sandra Maycock and her committee, and all of the groups who participated in the event. It was hugely successful and it was great that all three wards of the parish (Crich, Fritchley and Whatstandwell) were involved. Congratulations to everyone concerned.


Margaret Lane
Chair of Crich Parish Council