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Easter refuse collections
Refuse collections for Monyash will be unchanged in the week containing Good Friday. Grey bins will be emptied on Wednesday 12th April. Collections will be a day late the following week, so garden waste and recycling will be collected on Thursday 20th April. You can find the definitive schedule for the whole year on the Derbyshire Dales District Council website at this page.

Tagg Lane reopened
The carriageway patching on Tagg Lane finished on 6th April, and the road is now fully open again.

Ofsted judges school Good overall
Our Primary school was inspected by Ofsted at the beginning of March. The school was judged Good overall, with two areas (Early Years Provision; Personal development, behaviour and welfare) graded Outstanding. These outcomes are a testament to the dedication, hard work and support of everyone involved with the school. You can find the full inspection report here.

Defibrillator used
In mid-March, the defibrillator (installed at the Old Smithy café last year) was used. Apparently, the person involved seemed OK, and went off in an ambulance. It's good to know the equipment was available and served its purpose.

Dates for your Diary

May Market
All sorts of stalls and activities to be found on the village green and around the village on Bank Holiday Monday, 29th May. All this fun to raise funds for several good causes.

Well Dressing
Puddling (putting the clay into the frame for the Well Dressings) will take place at Lathkill Cottage on Sunday 21st May, starting 10:00. All help gratefully received - but be prepared to get a bit messy with the wet clay! Decorating the well takes place every evening following, starting Monday 22nd, again at Lathkill Cottage, starting 7pm. The Well Dressing gets erected at the back of the car park on Saturday 27th May. The Well Dressings (including the children's at school) stay up for a week.

Parish Council
The Parish Annual Meeting will be in the Village Hall at 7:30pm Monday 8th May, followed by the Parish Council's May meeting.

WI's May meeting will be in the Village Hall at 7:30pm Wednesday 3rd May.

WI's April meeting will be in the Village Hall at 7:30pm Wednesday 5th April.

Parish Council
The Parish Council's April meeting will be in the Village Hall at 7:30pm Monday 3rd April.

Parish Council
The March 2017 meeting of the Parish Council will be in the Village Hall at 7:30pm Tuesday 14th March - a week later than usual.

WI's March meeting will be in the Village Hall at 7:30pm Wednesday 1st March.

Parish Council
The first 2017 meeting of the Parish Council will be in the Village Hall at 7:30pm Monday 6th February.

WI will meet in the Village Hall at 7:30pm Wednesday 1st February.

WI's first meeting of 2017 will be in the Village Hall at 7:30pm Wednesday 4th January.

Christmas Service
The First Eucharist of Christmas will be in St Leonard's at 6:30pm on Christmas Eve, Saturday 24th December.

Monyash Christmas
This year's Monyash Christmas will be in St Leonard's on Friday 16th December. It starts at 7:30pm, but get there early to be sure of a seat! For more info, including if you want to take part, please contact Kate Jackson on 07791 062345 or via email

School Christmas Performance
There will be two opportunities to see this year's Christmas Performance by school - at 2pm and 6:30pm on Thursday 15th December in St Leonard's.

St Leonard's Carol Service
There is a Carol Service being held in St Leonard's Church on Sunday 11th December, starting at 6:30pm.

Chapel Carol Service
Monyash Chapel is holding a Carol Service on Sunday 11th December at 3pm.

Monyash Christian Fellowship Carol Service
Monyash Christian Fellowship warmly invites everyone to a Carol Service in Monyash Chapel on Friday 9th December at 7:30pm.

Candlelit Christmas Fair
The PTFA is staging another of its brilliant events on Thursday 8th December - our Candlelit Christmas Fair. Please do come down to the Village Green and join in the fun - and support a very worthy cause. The Fair runs from 5pm to 8pm.

Christmas Tree Festival
Monyash Chapel is holding its fourth annual Christmas Tree Festival from 11am to 4pm on Saturday 3rd, Sunday 4th and Saturday 10th December, and from 11am to 3pm on Sunday 11th December.

Parish Council
The December meeting of the Parish Council will be in the Village Hall at 7:30pm Monday 5th December.

Craft Fayre
The Monyash Craft Fayre will be held in the Village Hall on Saturday 19th November.

Macmillan Fundraiser
There's an all day fund raising event at the Village Hall starting 10:30 on Friday 18th November, in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. More details here.

Parish Council
The November meeting of the Parish Council will be in the Village Hall at 7:30pm Monday 7th November.

School Open Day
School is holding an Open Day for prospective parents on Thursday 3rd November. Parents and Carers are invited to visit in the morning to see our school in action and/or call in at 6pm to meet Mrs Slack and staff.

Meet the School Governors
Meet The Governors, 2:30pm Thursday 20th October in St Leonard's Church. Parents, Carer and Friends are invited to come and have an informal chat over tea, cake and biscuits.

Parish Council
The October meeting of the Parish Council will be in the Village Hall at 7:30pm Monday 17th October - changed from Monday 10th October.

Grindleford Goat
The Grindleford Goat is an annual "cycle sportive" which raises fund for the Grindleford community shop. This year's event is on Saturday 10th September and will be coming through Monyash. More information at the Grindleford Goat website, and you can find the letter the organisers sent to the Parish Clerk here.

Parish Council
The September meeting of the Parish Council will be in the Village Hall at 7:30pm Monday 5th September.

Flower Festival
St Leonard's Church is holding a flower festival over August Bank Holiday week, starting Saturday 27th August through to Saturday 3rd September. The theme will be “My Favourite Hymn”.

Flower Festival - helpers meeting
There will be a meeting for anyone who can help with the flower festival at 7:30pm Thursday 18th August in church. If you'd like to do an arrangement for the festival, or you can help with getting flowers, or doing teas, or baking, or helping to water the flowers through the week, or anything else we can think of(!) please come along.

A515 overnight closure 18th-29th July 2016
Derbyshire County Council has issued a closure notice for the A515 from its junction with the B5055 to a point 60 metres south of its junction with The Rake. The closure will be each night from 18:30 to 05:00 and implies there will be no access to the A515 either up Rakes Road or up Tagg Lane. The suggested alternative route is via A515 (from point of closure) -- A5270 -- A6 -- A5012 -- A515 (to point of closure) and vice versa.
The Council's closure notice can be downloaded here.
The closure is described on the Council's website on this page, but you need to scroll down, or search for "Monyash" on the page to find it. They also post a map here.

White Peak Walk
This year's walk takes place on Saturday 9th July and starts at 10:00 by the Village Green, with registration from 8:30 in the Village Hall. The finish is in the Village Hall. Plenty of information at the White Peak Walk website.

Monyash WI
The AGM of Monyash WI is at 7:30pm Wednesday 6th July in the Village Hall. Please bring something sweet or savoury for the pot luck supper.

Parish Council
The July meeting of the Parish Council will be in the Village Hall at 7:30pm Monday 4th July.

May Market
This year's May Market will be on Monday 30th May, with the usual assortment of stals and activities. Come along and support the village, the church, the chapel and the school.

Blessing of Well Dressings
Our three Well Dressings will be blessed on Saturday 28th May, starting with the adults' well ast 2:00pm on the Jack Mere car park.

Defibrillator training
A training session for the newly installed defibrillator will be held in the Village Hall on Monday 18th April, starting at 7:30pm. All welcome.

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2010 and earlier