Statement from the Taddington Parish Council

A pernicious water weed called New Zealand Pygmy Weed has been identified in High Mere and its immediate surrounds. It grows very fast and densely, smothering plants and pond life

One of its main characteristics is that even the tiniest shred of the weed, for example on a boot, an animal’s leg or a tyre, regenerates very quickly and spreads the problem widely.

The National Park Authority, after consultation with Taddington Parish Council, will be taking active steps to treat the weed as soon as practicable.

Meanwhile, people are asked to stay away from the High Mere pond and keep dogs and children away. If for any reason, you have to enter the pond area, you are advised to clean your boots and any animal with you as soon as you leave the site in order to limit the spread of the plant.

Please co-operate because of the huge damage that could otherwise be caused

Taddington Church Christmas Services 2021

On Sunday the 19th of December at 6.30pm we are having our village Carol Service followed by refreshments. The Church bells will peel before the service. This is a village family service. All welcome.

On Friday the 24th of December, Christmas Eve, at 6.30pm we are having Christmas Holy Communion. All welcome. The Church bells will also be rung.

If any one wishes to enter the church for private prayer please contact Tony, Church Warden.

Taddington Church wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Taddington Christmas Cafe

It’s the Christmas cafe at the Institute this coming Saturday (11th of December). We will be there from 10:30 – 2:00 (not 12:00 as stated on the general list that has gone round). Hot drinks and cakes will be served throughout but we will not be offering lunches this time round. There will be plenty of stalls for you to browse and opportunities to buy gifts:
  • Body Shop gift sets
  • Usborne children’s books
  • Martin’s handcrafted books
  • Greetings cards (in aid of the Refuge)
  • Goat milk soaps
  • Artisan chocolates
  • Fresh fruit, veg, pies, Christmas trees etc from the Farm Shop
  • Jams and chutneys
It is still not too late to use the contact details and lists that have been previously circulated if you want to pre-order.
Unfortunately we have not seen the back of the pandemic and we are therefore obliged to follow current government mandates and the advice of Public Health experts. This means that you will be required to wear a face covering (unless eating/drinking at a table) and to maintain a respectful distance from those you do not share a household with. Hand sanitisers will be available, as will spare face coverings in case you forget yours. And of course please stay away (much as we hate to say it!), if you are experiencing any cold/flu-like or other symptoms.
Let’s work together as a community to keep things going but to stop the spread and have a Covid free Christmas in Taddington.

A Natural History of Bradford Dale by Christine Gregory

We are delighted to be welcoming back Christine Gregory to Taddington Institute next week (Thursday 25th November 19:30) when she will give a talk entitled ‘A Natural History of Bradford Dale’. Christine is a writer, painter and photographer who has lived in this area for more than 30 years, exploring it extensively and developing a close understanding of its natural history. You may already be familiar with her books and her work for Radio Sheffield and Radio 4 and may remember her fascinating talk on ‘Brown Hares in the Derbyshire Dales’ at the Institute a couple of years ago.
Do join us for an interesting evening.

Admission £4 – includes tea and biscuits.

Harvest Festival 2021

St Michael and all Angels

HARVEST FESTIVAL

Our Harvest Festival will be held on Sunday 10th October at 10.00am. Any donations for the Buxton Food Bank will be greatly appreciated (tins, packets etc, no fresh produce). If you are unable to join us but would like to make a donation, the church will be open from 9.30am or you can contact Olwen.

ALL ARE WELCOME

Live and Local – Blair Dunlop

We are delighted to be hosting Blair Dunlop, a talented musician with a tremendous following, LIVE in Taddington at our next Live and local event at the Institute on 1st October.

Tickets £12-00 (Standard) £10-00 (Over 65) £8 (Under 16/Student)
Please note that there will be no tickets on the door.

We are not certain whether we will be serving refreshments but do feel free to bring your own (including something to drink out of!). Do remember to bring some change for one of Peter’s special raffles. And … remember to bring your masks! (There will be some on the door in case you forget).

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Blair Dunlop is the son of folk-rock musician Ashley Hutchings (formerly a member of Fairport Convention) and singer Judy Dunlop. (As a young actor, he made his film debut in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory playing the part of Willy Wonka and was also on Rocket Man.) He now works as a singer-songwriter and guitarist. He took over the running of The Albion Band from Hutchings in 2011 but folded the band in 2013 to focus on his solo career. He has released several albums. including Blight and Blossom, House of Jacks, Gilded, Notes From An Island. He won the Horizon Award at the 2013 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and also the Special Jury Prize of the Premio Ciampi in the city of Livorno in Italy in November 2014 and has toured as far afield as Australia.