Kirk Ireton – Now with added Gnomes!

It has recently been brought to our attention that the village is being invaded by gnomes!

While a recent Gnome Patrol has reported an upsetting scene of a gnome massacre on the entry to the village from Hob Lane, the other colonies living on Bottom Lons, Moor Lane and Wirksworth Road all appear to be thriving.

If anybody has any further information, or more if any more are spotted please let us know!


KICA Public Meeting (27th March 2013) – Minutes

Kirk Ireton Community Association public meeting and what happens next…

Glyn called this meeting and was accompanied by Mac, Sue and Keith. Glyn opened the meeting saying it was about the future of KICA and explaining how the four of them had felt compelled to draw attention to the fact that too few people were involved in the association. All four intended to withdraw from the KICA committee. Continue reading

KICA Public Meeting – 27th March 2013 – URGENT

7.30 pm – Village Hall Wednesday 27th March

After the public notice to wind up Kirk Ireton Community Association (KICA), the committee have been contacted with suggestions by a number of villagers. The main theme is that something should be done to ensure that this, or some other body should continue the good works that so benefit village life.
As a result we have decided to arrange a public meeting where the outgoing committee can explain why they have taken this course of action whilst allowing other members of the community to share their views and to explore if there is any workable alternatives.
If you cannot attend this very important meeting that could have repercussions on other aspects of village life then please either send a friend or neighbour with you idea or suggestion.
As previously communicated KICA has already given a promise to financially support certain events and we would appreciate it if anyone could also be able to offer their support in making the future evenings a success.
The future events are:

  • The film night “’South Pacific” – 1st June (main sponsor Malcolm Race)
  • Village Ceilidh – 8th June (including the cost of the marquee).
  • Any expenses incurred by the newly formed Rattling Bog village ceilidh band
  • Pay for Belper Morris if they attend this or another event in June.
  • Pay for the Trinity Sunday brass band for 2013 (TBC after the meeting – 2nd June)

As a consequence there will no longer be an undertaking for any of the current KICA committee members to organise:

  • Wakes day 8th June
  • Wakes week events 1st – 8th June
  • Insurance for any events staged that week
  • Halloween evening
  • Firework event
  • Carols round the tree
  • Christmas Tree erection & decoration
  • Party in the Park & Family days on the field
  • Christmas quiz
  • Any themed community events previously used to raise funds for KICA

It is our intention that if there is no commitment from a new collective of village residents then we begin to wind up KICA and once all financial commitments have been met look to distribute the remaining funds so we can close the existing KICA bank accounts. Please direct any questions you may have to me at any of the places shown below.
Yours sincerely,
Glyn Parsons
KICA Chairman
Alport View, Home 371813, mobile 07561 306510 , work 07778 650360
Treasurer – Sue Bold
Secretary and Diary – Tony McLennan (AKA Mac)

Protect your purse with free fluorescent chains


This is a message from Derbyshire Alert Information sent on behalf of Derbyshire Constabulary

Message sent by Trisha Mellor (Police, Community Information Officer, Derbyshire)

Protect your purse with free fluorescent chains

Shoppers can get their hands on free, brightly coloured chains to protect their purses from bag dippers.

With Christmas just around the corner, more Derbyshire Dales people will be heading to the shops to pick up presents and often carrying larger amounts of cash with them than usual.

This seasonal trend can also attract thieves, who strike when shoppers are distracted while browsing or queuing up, and take purses from their bags.
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Wakes Week 2012!

Hi Everybody.
This is an update to all the events happening during Wakes Week and on Wakes Day plus some other important information.

Wakes Week Update

Attached are the following Wakes flyers:
• Final programme for Wakes Week and Wakes Day
• Engineering Challenge flyer
• Film Night flyer

Wakes Flyers

Help Needed!


I received the below email – can anybody help?

hello my name is sylvia and i am trying to find where my great grandmother is buried henriette wheeldon nee hyde she died in 1941 my great grandfather richard wheeldon is buried in plot f17 he died in 1917 hoping you can help regards s ireland

If you are able to help, please leave a message in the comments, or email me: glynharris {at} kirkireton {dot} com and I will forward the email to Sylvia.