Upcoming Films at Whitwell Community Centre

Big Screen Films at Whitwell Community Centre will be showing the following films over the next couple of weeks:

  • Wednesday 27th July – Disney’s “Tangled” (PG).  Starts at 4:30PM, Free Entry, Crisps & Pop etc. available
  • Friday 5th August – “West is West” (15). Starts at 7:30PM, Free Entry, Bar Open
  • Friday 12th August – “Brighton Rock” (15). Starts at 7:30PM, Free Entry, Bar Open

Whitwell Festival of Music 2011

Details of the 2011 Whitwell Festival of Music 2011 organised by Whitwell Forward have now been released.  Building on the success of 2010 the festival will now be 3 days – starting on Friday 9th September and running through to Sunday 11th September.

Friday (Accoustic Night)

  • Northern Monkey
  • John Tansley
  • Shanks Pony
  • plus fireworks display

Saturday (Main Event, Indoor & Outdoor Stages)

  • Monkeys Uncle
  • Jack’s Rake
  • The Offenders
  • The Silver Darlings
  • Pint of Mild

Sunday (Jazz/Blues)

  • TBC

For up to date information on line-ups etc. then you should keep checking on the official Whitwell Festival of Music website.

Whitwell Parish Council Meeting – 13th July 2011

Unfortunately due to holidays we didn’t actually have anyone at the most recent Whitwell Parish Council meeting, which is unfortunate as from speaking to those that did attend it was a very entertaining meeting – even though it did go on till 10PM.  What follows is in no way comprehensive and is based on speaking with members of the public who were in attendance.

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Next Generation Broadband Delayed

You may remember that earlier in the year we posted that the Whitwell (SLWHT) telephone exchange would be upgraded by OpenReach (The arm of BT that deals with such things) in 2011 to cope with the next generation of higher speed broadband dubbed FTTC and FTTP (Fiber To The Cabinet and Fiber To The Premises). Unfortunately it looks like this has now been pushed back to 1st March 2012 – although this date may still not be set in stone, as Whitwell (and Hodthorpe and Creswell as they use the same telephone exchange) was due to have up to 24Mbit/s services by March of 2011 but this did not happen.

We’ll be keeping an eye on the situation and the RFS (Ready For Service) dates for the next generation of broadband for Whitwell and will let you know if anything changes.

Whitwell Gala 2011 – A Great Day Out

If you didn’t come down to the Whitwell Village Gala this year then you missed a treat, the weather maybe wasn’t hte best but we avoided any major downpours and all had a great time.

This year saw the introduction of a couple of new items, the photo and art competitions as well as the “World Tiggy Off t’ Ground Championships” – Which was won by Northern Monkey.  Hopefully we’ll be ablre to get hold of copies of the winning entries for the art and photo competitions (We have the winning entry for the 11+ photo competition but not the others).

The Gala also saw the launch of the latest must have fashion accessory, the WAA Nose Clip – a bit of fun may be, but making a serious point that if we don’t all pull together to stop the Alkane Energy development then we’ll all be needing a nose clip to visit the Gala if it goes ahead.

The Whitwell Welly Wanging Champion 2011 was also crowned and presented with their trophy – of which we’ll be posting up later.

Whitwell Parish Council Meeting – July 2011

The July 2011 Parish Council meeting will be held at Whitwell Community Centre on Wednesday 13th July 2011.

The agenda for the meeting can be found at the top of the page here: Whitwell Parish Council – Meetings – Agendas and Minutes

On the agenda will be the recording of Parish Council Meetings – something we hope will be approved and that we will be pushing for, so that we can make them available to you online.

Whitwell Village Gala 2011 – Art & Photo Competitions

This year there’s something new at the Whitwell Village Gala – there will be Art and Photo competitions running.

Art Competition

  • Ages 5 and Under
  • Ages 6 to 11
  • Ages 12 and over
  • No limit on the number of entries

Photo Competition

  • Theme: Wildlife or Landscape
  • Ages 11 and Under
  • Ages 12 and over
  • No limit on the number of entries

All entires must be in before 2PM on the 16th of July (the day of the Gala) and can be haned in at the community centre office or at the Gala itself.