Gargoyles Developing Nicely
Two glorious Sunday afternoons and two strong victories for Alstonefield CC. Four games into the season and there are positive signs for the Gargoyles. It’s too early to be described as a changing of the guard, but the emergence of consistent, match winning, all round performances with bat and ball by Ben King, Shahid Ali and Will Siddons, has given the Gargoyles’ Captain Andy Bray real options and a genuine fight for places amongst some of his more seasoned players. Add to these performances, the increasingly potent wicket taking of Andy Farmer and the duck-to-water transformation of Steve King into a genuine gloveman and the club is set fair…
Wakes weekend 25th & 26th June
Alstonefield History group exhibition, village hall 10am – 4pm both days (see below)
Saturday evening 7.30pm – The wonderful Fishpond Choir in concert at St Peter’s Church. If you’ve been to a Fishpond concert before, you’ll know this is one not to miss! Contact Marion (310253) or Martin (310025) to book your tickets.
Sunday evening 6pm Wakes service on the village green (weather permitting)
Alstonefield Local History Group
New Resident in Milldale
A recently arrived visitor from Africa has set up home for the summer in Milldale…
See photo below…
Tenth Anniversary Season for Gargoyles
After its most successful season ever in 2015, Alstonefield Cricket Club is all set for the 2016 season. With a record 21 fixtures, this tenth anniversary year promises to be the busiest yet. The winter indoor nets sessions have been taken to a new level with the acquisition of the club’s bowling machine and it is now time for competitive action, with the first match of the season away to Abbots Bromley on Sunday 24th April.
St Peter’s Church
Annual Report & accounts can be found here
Fond Farewell to Parish Council Chair
The Parish Council wishes to give a big thank-you to Dot Griffin for her work as Chair over the past 6 years. After over 8 years serving as a member of the Council, Dot has decided to move on for personal reasons. Pictured here with Vice-Chair, Noel Peat at farewell celebrations, Dot will be very much missed by us all. Thank you Dot!
Alstonefield Local History Group
The Alstonefield Local History Group are looking for any photographs, videos, memories and any artefacts to collate and preserve. This will ensure that the past of the village is not lost for the future.
If you have anything that you think would be of interest to the group and are able to scan it yourself, please do so and e-mail it direct to email@example.com. All items should be fully labelled, including who, what, where and when. If you do not have the facility to scan items yourself, then please contact Susan Wilding on 310025 who will arrange for the items to be scanned on your behalf.
We are particularly interested in obtaining originals or copies of the original Parish magazine. This was first published in 1900. If anyone has any copies hidden in the attic or cellar, please let us know. It would be great to obtain a full set.
Superfast Broadband has arrived in Alstonefield! – 17th December 2015
Superfast broadband (fibre) is now available in Alstonefield – for speeds up to 38 MbpS! Please contact your Internet Service Provider to place an order – obviously individual packages/costs will vary.Those that don’t have any need for Superfast broadband may be interested to know that you should be able to ask your ISP to convert you to the ’21st century network’ (copper network) at the exchange to achieve speeds of up to 19 MbpS, without additional charge. There have been some reports of ‘automatic upgrades’ to this service, so check with your ISP. To check your broadband speed, go to http://speedtest.btwholesale.com/.
Moorlands Connect Bus Service
Since the beginning of October 2015 there has been a regular timetabled bus service to and from Alstonefield. There is no need to book. Buses will leave the Memorial Hall for Ashbourne on Tuesdays and Thursdays and for Buxton on Fridays. For more information, or to book your Dial a Ride service, please telephone 01335342951 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday.
Community Speed Watch
Alstonefield has a Speed Watch Group. It has been set up to try to deal with the speeding problem on the Rakes.
So that everyone can understand what it is about there is now a page devoted to it with a link under ‘VILLAGE GENERAL’ on the right of this page, and here.
Derbyshire Life ‘Perfect Peakland Alstonefield’ – June 2014
For those who didn’t see the Derbyshire Life magazine article on Alstonefield in the June 2014 issue, click ‘Perfect Peakland Alstonefield