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Free Parking in Derbyshire Dales
As has been customary for the last ten years, Derbyshire Dales District Council is waiving parking charges in all its Pay and Display car parks from 2pm every day during December. More details on their website here.

Bin collection schedule Dec 2018-Dec2019
Derbyshire Dales District Council has issued its schedule for 2019. Most of us have our bins emptied on Wednesdays, and that schedule can be found here. You can check the collection details for your own address here. There's also a poster for Christmas and New Year collections here.

Christmas Events and Services
There are plenty of Christmas activities in December. Check below for details.

WW1 Armistice Centenary
Nearly a hundred people gathered around the War Memorial on the village green at 11:00 on Sunday 11th November to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. The Service of Remembrance included extracts from famous war poets and the naming of every Monyash resident who fell in both World Wars. The service ended with the Last Post and the Reveille played on the trumpet by a Monyash army cadet, either side of two minutes' silence.

Dates for your Diary

2019

New Year bin collection
Domestic bins will be emptied a day later. For most of us, whose usual day is Wednesday, this means Thursday 3rd January.

2018

Christmas bin collection
Domestic bins will be emptied a day later. For most of us, whose usual day is Wednesday, this means Thursday 27th December.

Christmas Services
Monday 24th December in St Leonard's Church - First Eucharist of Christmas at 6:30pm.
Sunday 23rd December in Monyash Chapel - Service at 2:30am.
Sunday 23rd December in Chelmorton - Joint Benefice Eucharist at 10:00am.
Sunday 9th December in Monyash Chapel - Carol Service at 3:00pm.
Sunday 2nd December in St Leonard's Church - Carol Service at 6:30pm.

Monyash Christmas
Monyash Christmas will be on Friday 21st December at 7:30 in St Leonard's Church, featuring the Tideswell Brass Band and local musicians and readers. New acts are always welcome. If you'd like to perform, please contact Kate Pogmore on 07791 062345 before 14th December.

Christmas Tree Festival
The second of the Christmas Tree Festival weekends in Monyash Chapel will be 10am-4pm 8th and 9th December.

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

Mobile Library
The mobile library will be in The Square from 11:15 to 11:45 on Wednesday 5th December.

Parish Council
The December meeting of the Parish Council will be in the Village Hall at 7:30pm Monday 3rd December.

Advent Carol Service
There will be an Advent Carol Service in St Leonard's Church at 6:30pm Sunday 2nd December. All welcome.

Christmas Tree Festival
The first of two Christmas Tree Festival weekends in Monyash Chapel will be 10am-4pm 1st and 2nd December.

Pie & Peas evening
The Bulls Head will hold a Pie & Peas evening on Thursday 15th November. There will be traditional meat pie meals, plus homity pie for vegetarians. The normal menu will not be available. Food will be served from 5:30 to 8:30pm.

Village Act of Remembrance
The Act of Remembrance and two minutes' silence will take place at the war memorial on the village green at 11:00 on Sunday 11th November.

Service of Remembrance and Thanksgiving
There will be a Remembrance and Thanksgiving service of readings and hymns in St Leonard's Church at 10:00am on Sunday 11th November.

Evening of Wartime Nostalgia
In the Village Hall at 7:00pm on Saturday 10th November, there will be an evening of wartime nostalgia - music and dancing, quiz, games and a street party supper. Vintage dress encouraged but optional. There'll be a display table, so please bring along memorabilia. Please bring your own drinks and glasses. Tickets £7.50

School Act of Remembrance
Monyash CofE School will hold their own Act of Rembrance at 10:45am Friday 9th November, followed by two minutes' silence at 11:00.

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

Mobile Library
The mobile library will be in The Square from 11:15 to 11:45 on Wednesday 7th November.

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

Mobile Library
The mobile library will be in The Square from 11:15 to 11:45 on Wednesday 10th October.

Parish Council
The October meeting of the Parish Council will be in the Village Hall at 7:30pm Monday 8th October 2018. (Please note change of date)

St Leonard's Harvest Supper
The Harvest Supper will be a buffet supper in the Village Hall, at 7:00pm Saturday 6th October. Tickets £12 on the door. Bring your own wine and glasses.

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

Mobile Library
The mobile library will be in The Square from 11:15 to 11:45 on Wednesday 12th September.

Parish Council
The September meeting of the Parish Council will be in the Village Hall at 7:30pm Tuesday 11th September 2018. (Please note change of date)

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

Bank Holiday refuse collection
For most domestic bins in Monyash, the refuse collection for grey bins and food caddies due on Wednesday 29th August will be on Thursday 30th. The calendar for most dwellings in Monyash can be found here. If you want to make absolutely sure about your own collection, check out Derbyshire Dales District Council's "When is my collection?" webpage.

Mobile Library
The mobile library will be in The Square from 11:15 to 11:45 on Wednesday 15th August.

St Leonard's Flower Festival
St Leonard's Church holds a flower festival from Saturday 21st to Sunday 29th July. This year’s theme is “Simple Pleasures”.
Refreshments, tombola and bric-a-brac on both Saturdays and both Sundays from 11:00, and of course all are welcome.

School Leavers
The School Leavers' Assembly will be held in St Leonard's Church at 9am on Friday 20th July.

Mobile Library
The mobile library will be in The Square from 11:15 to 11:45 on Wednesday 18th July.

White Peak Walk
The annual challenge walk starting and finishing in the village takes place Saturday 14th July. This year will be the 32nd time it's been held. More information at their website.

WI
WI's AGM will be in the Village Hall at 7:30pm Wednesday 4th July.

Parish Council
The July meeting of the Parish Council will be in the Village Hall at 7:30pm Monday 2nd July.

WI
WI's June meeting will be in the Village Hall at 7:30pm Wednesday 6th June.

Parish Council
The June 2018 meeting of the Parish Council will be in the Village Hall at 7:30pm Monday 4th June.

May Market
On Bank Holiday Monday, 28th May, there'll be lots of stalls and a wide range of activities on the village green and other venues around the village. It's all to raise money for a number of good causes, so come on down!.

Well Dressing
Puddling (putting the clay into the frame for the Well Dressings) takes place at Lathkill Cottage on Sunday 20th 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 21st, again at Lathkill Cottage, starting 7pm. The Well Dressing gets erected at the back of the car park on Saturday 26th 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 Tuesday 8th May, followed immediately by the Parish Council's May meeting.

WI
WI's May meeting will be in the Village Hall at 7:30pm Wednesday 2nd May.

WI
WI's April meeting will be in the Village Hall at 7:30pm Wednesday 4th April.

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

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

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

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

Parish Council
The first 2018 meeting of the Parish Council will be in the Village Hall at 7:30pm Monday 5th February.

WI
WI's first meeting of 2018 will be in the Village Hall at 7:30pm Wednesday 3rd January.

2017

WI
WI's December meeting will be in the Village Hall at 7:30pm Wednesday 6th December.

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

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

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

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

Parish Council
The October meeting of the Parish Council will be in the Village Hall at 7:30pm Tuesday 3rd October.

WI
WI's September meeting will be in the Village Hall at 7:30pm Wednesday 6th September.

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

St Leonard's Flower Festival
St Leonard's Church holds a flower festival from Saturday 15th to Sunday 23rd July. This year’s theme is “Favourite Love Songs”.
Refreshments in church 15th and 16th from 12 noon with Tombola and bric-a-brac.
Songs of Praise Service in church 10.00 am Sunday 16th July and all are welcome.

White Peak Walk
The annual challenge walk starting and finishing in the village takes place Saturday 8th July. This year sees the 31st walk.

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

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

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

Parish Council
The June 2017 meeting of the Parish Council will be in the Village Hall at 7:30pm Monday 5th June.

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

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

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

2016

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 katejacksonbssn@gmail.com.

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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