Doveridge village organisations
- A50 road noise action group
- Bell Ringers
- Bowls Club
- Cricket Club
- Dove Vale Senior Residents' Club
- Doveridge Primary School P.T.A.
- Methodist Church
- Mulberry Theatre Company
- Neighbourhood Watch
- Preservation Society
- Sports Committee
- St Cuthbert's Pre-School Playgroup
- St. Cuthbert's Church
- Summer League Football
- Tennis Club
- The Doveridge School House Trust Fund
- Women's Institute
A50 road noise action groupAs many villagers may know, we have reformed the road noise action group again in response to disappearing completely off the re-surfacing list, owing to lack of funds and the current concrete surfaces long life characteristics.
It could be 30 years before they resurface and Doveridge gets some peace and quite back unless we try to do something now!
Visit our webpages for more information and contact information.
Bell RingersA group of CAMPANOLOGISTS gets together most Sunday mornings to ring the five bells in Saint Cuthbert's Church.
Practice is on Tuesday evenings at Sudbury Church.
The Bell Captain, Mrs Margaret Smith (Tel:01889 563039) if you are interested in learning how to ring.
Bowls ClubCan be found between 1 & 3 Hawthorne Close. The club was formed in 1987 and they opened the pavilion & green in 1995.
League Matches:The club play in the Needwood Mixed Veterans League. Matches start 1.30pm Mondays.
Friendly Fixtures: Are played mainly on Wednesday starting at 6.00pm. There are about 24 fixtures per season against other local teams.
One to One 'Coaching for Beginners' - contact Brian Gillingwater Tel: 01889 568359
Club Competitions: Five knockout competitions are run each year for club members.
Club Nights: Tuesday night is club night but any night you may find someone on the green playing a few practice matches with whoever turns up.
Do come along. You don't need any Bowls. We have Club Bowls for beginners.
Membership is only £25 payable on fifth game attended.This fee includes entry to all 5 knock-out competitions.
Fresh faces always welcome. No previous experience needed
Contact for further details:
Chairman: Rob Flemming
Treasurer: Brian Burton Tel: 01889 564639
Cricket ClubDoveridge Cricket Club was re-established in 2002 to provide cricket opportunities for Adults and Children 7+. Home matches are played at our ground at Brocksford Hall on the edge of the village.
We are actively seeking new members of all ages (both junior and senior) and due to summer holidays etc.you are normally guaranteed a few games even if you have never played before!
The Junior section started playing matches last season and won all their games!
We play down at Brocksford. For those that don't know where this is it's the old playing fields for Brocksford School. The entrance is through the automatic opening gates on the right hand side as you leave the village going towards Sudbury. (Unfortunately we cannot play on the village playing fields for safety reasons with the tennis courts and play area in easy reach of a well timed shot. Also many gardens are in easy reach of sixes and with the introduction of 20/20 cricket these are attempted regularly! Some older players have recalled shots landing in the club car park so we think we are making a sensible decision!)
The cricket club was reborn four years ago and has been going from strength to strength. We have a strong commitment to giving as many people as possible a game and include junior players in the senior team on a regular basis; in fact they now form the backbone of the team. Having said that we are always looking for new players
The Junior section started playing matches last season and won all their games! This season we have one junior age group entering the Derbyshire League which shows the potential within the village.
Senior and Junior indoor nets started on 25th January at Abbotsholme School for the following 10 weeks and then continue on the playing fields after Easter (subject to weather) - day and time to confirmed, but to tie in if possible after the tennis coaching sessions are finished.
We are hoping to build a new pavilion down at Brocksford during April (once again subject to weather) to improve the changing room, toilet and catering facilities. If you are in the building trade and would like to help us with the supply of building products (mainly wood) it would be very welcome. Likewise if anybody has a mechanical roller we could purchase, borrow or hire again we would be very grateful.
You can now become an Associate member for £12 which will give you a copy of our newsletter 'Middle Stump' and give you the opportunity to enter our monthly prize draw £20 and to guess the number of Doveridge runs scored in a season for an end of season prize of £50.
Our main fund raising event is on 28th April which is a Horse Racing and Music night, the music being provided by The Mojo's who are a fantastic band providing 60's and 70's music (Beatles etc.) For tickets (only £5) please contact Nick Cash.
The cricket club is an expensive operation to run, with pitch preparation and insurance alone costing the best part of £1000 a year and with hopefully building a new pavilion this season our running costs are high. Any body who would like to help with the running of the club (in any form), or would like to join the club as a playing or associate member, or who would like to sponsor the club please contact Nick Cash or Julian Parker.
Chairman - Doveridge Cricket Club.
7 Park Crescent, Doveridge
Dove Vale Senior Residents' ClubThe club was formed in 1971. Meetings are held twice a month on Tuesday afternoons at 2.45pm in the Doveridge Village Hall. There is a wide variety of entertainment; speakers, musical afternoons, slide shows with an occasional bingo or games afternoon. Twice a year steak and kidney pie lunches are held, also tea parties. Outings - both full and half days are held throughout the year. To join the club, prospective members need to be 60 or over.
Contact: Mrs. P. Prime, Tel: 01889 563176
Doveridge Primary School P.T.A.As a registered charity, we aim to support Doveridge Primary School by providing and assisting in the provision of such facilities and items for education that the school requires. We plan fun events for the children, their families and wider community and hope to raise money at the same time. Events have included a Family Magic Show, Christmas Fayre, a Wild West Evening, children's Easter Party, Ladies' "Pamper" Evening and Summer Fair. We are always looking for new ideas and advertise our events on posters around the village and welcome everyone.
Our A.G.M. is held in September to which parents and staff are invited to form a committee for the school year ahead.
For further details, contact:
PTA Chair Person
Doveridge Primary School
Look-inLook-in is an interdenominational group for the young or old, male or female, which meets in the Village Hall on the first Monday each month at 8 o'clock (except August). Talks border on something that can loosely be interpreted as christian, so it can be a good platform for charities to spread awareness of their work.
It was set up by Valerie Bishop especially for Doveridge residents over 30 years ago.
Senior Residents £6.00
Whether you are Roman Catholic, Baptist, Quaker or whatever, please feel free to come join us.
Contact: Mrs Geraldine Battie Tel:01889 563774
Methodist ChurchChapel Green, Doveridge
Each Sunday, Service at 2-30 pm.
Superintendent: Christine Hey Tel: 01889 562 994
Steward: Billy Williams Tel: 01889 564 335
Services carried out
Births, Deaths and Marriages
Mulberry Theatre CompanyThe Mulberry Theatre Company has been based in Doveridge in the local Village Hall for over 10 years. The Company has over 20 members and many local supporters within the village and from the surrounding locale.
The Company puts on 2 productions a year in June and December. The Mulberry pantomimes have become a feature of the village Christmas and we usually have over 300 people come to join us in the Christmas festivities over the three days of the production.
The summer shows are usually comedies from the famous pens of authors such as Alan Bennett, Derek Benfield and have included Sailor Beware, Oliver Twist and Tomb with a View, to name a few.
The Company is open to all, young and old alike. We are a friendly group with a passion for putting on shows. We are usually working towards the next show. So watch out for our new shows!!
Should you have any queries about the Company or want to join us, please contact:
John Brooking: Tel: 01538 750073 or email@example.com
More information on our web pages at: http://www.mulberrytheatre.co.uk/
Neighbourhood WatchDoveridge Neighbourhood Watch was set up in March 1985 following a spate of house burglaries in the area and was the first in Derbyshire. Unlike a lot of Watches, Doveridge neighbourhood Watch is active and regular bi-monthly meetings are held in the Village Club.
How does it all work? The village is divided up into about forty areas. A Street Co-ordinator, normally living within the area, will pass any relevant information to you and deliver any literature. There are also a number of notice boards around the village with up to date information and crime alerts. A quarterly calendar is circulated with 'What's On' in and around the village. This includes dates of the Neighbourhood Watch meetings, which anyone can attend. The calendar also gives details of recent crimes in the area and is available for residents to circulate any information of benefit or relevance to the village. The Watch owns a stamping kit, an engraver and UV pens for post coding your property. These can be borrowed free of charge. You may be able to get a discount on your home insurance because you are covered by Neighbourhood Watch.
For all non-emergency calls 0345 123 33 33
The Derbyshire Constabulary web site provides daily news bulletins, information about local policing and advice.
In case of an emergency use 999
Preservation SocietyMission Statement
Doveridge Preservation Society is committed to promoting the preservation of land and buildings of beauty or historic interest, footpaths, land of ecological or scientific importance, as well as the general character of the area within the parish of Doveridge for villagers and visitors and future generations to enjoy.
Doveridge Preservation Society is keen to promote interest in the variety of habitats in and around the village, from hedgerows and trees to ponds and plantations. Through this we hope to promote the preservation of such habitats in order to encourage the wildlife of the area. Through tree preservation and judicious planning, such habitats can be maintained. Caring for our local environment is a vital contribution we can make to the village.
" Did you know that if all the footpaths around the village were joined up, they would cover a distance roughly equivalent to the distance from Derby to Stoke-on-Trent and back?"
"When did you last take a walk on the wild side and head off into the area beyond the A50?"
Doveridge Preservation Society worked with the Derbyshire Dales Paths Partnership (3P's for short) in order to repair stiles and replace bridges, opening up the footpaths around the Doveridge Parish for all to enjoy. You can walk from Lower Street to Abbotsholme and Marston Montgomery and Somersal Herbert using the footpath network. The Society is keen that this network of paths remain an asset for villagers and visitors to enjoy for years to come and encourages their use. Only by walking the paths will they remain open and available. Paths can quickly become lost to vegetation or agriculture if they are not used.
To give you the opportunity to choose which walks you would like to go on this year, we will be publishing a list of the walks we plan to do. Keep an eye on our notice board by the Village Hall for the latest news or check the web diary.
"History is..... people, buildings, landscape, personal memories.... history is the minute just gone."
The preservation of local history is vitally important to a village community. The history of Doveridge goes back beyond the Domesday Book. The village has grown in size and seen many changes over the years, from the rise of the Cavendish family, the building of Doveridge Hall, the changes in agriculture, the increase in buildings and population, as well as differing occupations and advances in transport and communication.
Doveridge Preservation Society is keen to keep the history of our community alive and accessible.
The Millennium book produced in 1999/2000 aimed to record some of the images and memories of the last 100 years of the 20th Century. As a Society we are keen to continue recording our village history through memories, photographs, landscapes and buildings and hope to build up a comprehensive archive that can be made available to villagers and visitors in the future. We have recently produced a leaflet that gives a brief history of some of our buildings as you take a walk around the village, and we hope to produce further publications in the future.
Doveridge Preservation Society meetings are normally held on the first Monday of the month in the Doveridge Village Club at 8pm. Again keep an eye on the notice board by the Village Hall.
For further information on any aspect of Doveridge Preservation Society please contact
Tim Deville Tel: 07773 635860 (Chairman)
Sports CommitteeIn September 2003 the Parish Council set up a Sports Committee to promote sport in Doveridge. The Sports Committee is made up of 3 Parish Councillors and 2 members from each of the groups that use the playing field and amicably agrees reasonable use of the Playing field.
Each group provides the Parish Council with their fixture list before the beginning of their season and can put proposals and suggestions to the Parish Council for consideration.
If you have any concerns - please contact the Parish Clerk.
St Cuthbert's Pre-School PlaygroupSt Cuthbert's Pre-School Playgroup was originally formed over 30 years ago by a young mum, who had the foresight to understand that her children, and others, would benefit enormously from interaction with other children in a structured environment. Today, Doveridge toddlers still benefit from this thriving playgroup, which became a registered charity some 14 years ago, and is open to all pre-school aged children from 2 ½, both from within and out with the village.
We offer children the opportunity to learn through play in a stimulating and nurturing environment, cared for by a dedicated and enthusiastic team of staff. We also hold a 'Rising 5's' session for children in their final year of pre-school, helping them to prepare for the transition to Doveridge Primary School, with which we have strong links.
The playgroup is run by a small group of voluntary committee members made up of parents and carers, and is a member of the Pre-School Learning Alliance. We are also registered with Ofsted, which gave us a very favourable report during our most recent inspection in November 2006.
There are so many benefits that the playgroup brings, not only for the children, but also for the village as a whole. As well as the school, church, shop and the pub, the playgroup is one of the vital facilities that keep a village thriving.
For more information, contact Rachel Sidwell (Playgroup Supervisor) telephone : 01889 563382.
Venue: The Village Hall, Sand Lane, Doveridge, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 5JQ
Session Times: Monday-Thursday 9.30am-12.00pm
Wednesday 12.30pm - 3.00pm (session for 'Rising 5's' only)
Cost: £7:50 per session for under 3's. Over 3's qualify for Government funding.
St. Cuthbert's ChurchSt. Cuthbert's is a gem. It has stood for over 900 years as a beacon to the Christian faith of the people of Doveridge, a grade 1 listed building mentioned in Domesday Book (1086) and added to in later centuries with the last major structural change in the fifteenth century. A parish room, kitchen and toilets were added in 1983 (referred to as the Octagon). The church is located in a very peaceful location at the end of Church Lane and with a churchyard that extends down to the flood plain of the River Dove.
The church is open each day for prayer and for viewing.
In the churchyard is an ancient yew tree which is believed to have been 600 years old when the church was started. If you come to visit, please take a moment to look at the back of the trunk.
The church is lovingly cared for today by the people of Doveridge and continues the unbroken tradition of Christian Worship that was started so long ago. Visitors are welcome to worship with us (and to refreshments in the Octagon after the service).
The normal service pattern is:
First Sunday in Month 10.30 am United Service of Holy Communion in one of the seven churches for which the Rector is responsible (the Benefice).
Second Sunday in the Month 8.00 am Holy Communion. 9.30 am SOAP (A short service for Small Ones And Parents).
10.30 am Morning Worship.
Third Sunday in the Month 10.30 am Parish Communion (& Sunday Club for children).
Fourth Sunday in the Month 10.30 am Living Worship (Family Service).
Fifth Sunday in the Month 10.30 am Morning Worship (& Sunday Club for children).
For confirmation of services (and details of the church in which the United Service is being held) see the church notice board or the parish magazine.
Rector: Revd John Vickerstaff, The Rectory, Main Road, Sudbury, DE6 5HS: 01283 585098
Curate: Revd Peter Jones, 4 Cross Road, Uttoxeter, Staffs ST14 7BN: 01889 565123
Trudy Jones, 4, Cross Road, Uttoxeter, ST14 7BN. Tel 01889 565123
Phil Slack, 4 Waterpark Road, Doveridge. Tel 01889 564190
Diocese of Derby
Church of England
Summer League FootballDoveridge F.C. is one of the leading teams in the Ashbourne and District Summer Football League. Over a long and consistent period of time, the team has been a perennial title contender, and since 2000 alone, Doveridge has won the League Championship in three out of the five seasons, whilst also lifting numerous other trophies.
The Summer League season starts in early April and runs through until the end of August. Matches are typically played on a Monday and a Thursday evening, with kick-off times from 7-7.30pm depending on the time of year/light. Other cup games are occasionally held on a Wednesday, with Cup finals on a Saturday.
Doveridge are always looking out for new players, and with friendly warm-up matches starting mid March at Doveridge, potential players are welcome. The only prerequisites to playing are that the player should not have played in a league over the preceding Winter (i.e. 2006/7 Winter season). Players should also be over 16 years of age.
Should anyone be interested in playing, or require any further information then please call either Mick Hulme (07840 912563), Reg Baxter (07899 984737) or Simon Oborn (07970 052215).
Tennis ClubDoveridge Tennis Club 2000 began in 2000 when our village Parish Council came to the conclusion that as the site of the original tennis court had fallen into disrepair it either had to be restored to full use or would be lost for ever. They set this as a challenge to the village and a dozen people who became the founder members of this club stepped forward and accepted the task.
Five years on 2 new courts became a reality - nearly £50,000 was raised to construct the courts which were completed in the spring of 2005. Funds were raised locally and grants were received from Sport England, Derby Dales District Council and many local businesses.
Doveridge Tennis Club aims to provide a community based tennis programme for all ages and abilities. We offer subsidised coaching, tournaments and club nights when you can come along and find a partner. We also have a team which competes in the Burton Mixed Doubles League.
If you wish to become part of this thriving and growing organisation please download the membership form or contact one of our club officials.
As of March 2010 the club officials are now as follows :
Chairman, Leslie Moitie. Tel: 560212
Treasurer, Keith Robertson. Tel: 565240
Secretary, Kate Riches. Tel: 562311
The Doveridge School House Trust FundThe Doveridge School House Trust Fund was established in 1981 to provide grants for the education in the doctrines of the Church of England and other education, including social and physical training.
Grants are available for individuals and organisations who can meet the following conditions
1 Young people between the ages of 18 & 25 who are pursuing further education and are resident or have a parent resident in the Parish
2 Any village organisation which has, as its main objective, the education of children and young people (including religious education and social and physical training)
Grants are available for items such as:
Applications for Grants for the academic year commencing September 2007 can now be made.
If you think you may qualify please apply in writing to:
Mr. J S Battie, Orchard House, Pump Lane, Doveridge, DE6 5LX
Please provide details of yourself or organisation and the project or items for which the grant will be used.
Closing date for applications 31st August
Women's InstituteDoveridge W.I. meets on the second Thursday of every month in the Village Hall at 7.30pm.
Visitors are always welcome to join us! You may be surprised what we get up to and how much fun we have!!
Some of us have travelled to London, Finland, Scotland and New Zealand - and all because we belong to the WI !!!
During the year we invite a range of speakers to entertain us at our monthly meetings; we also organise outings, craft classes, walks, theatre visits, gardening sessions and other activities members are interested in.
Twice a year we join our fellow members of the Appletree Group (which includes Hatton, Hilton and Marston, Sudbury and Tutbury WI's) for a fun evening. We have a Produce Show annually.
Twice a year we can join members from WI's across the whole of Derbyshire for a special day with an expensive speaker!
As members we are also able to attend many events arranged across the County e.g. belly dancing, quizzes, archery, food hygiene.
There is also our own College called Denman in Oxfordshire.
While the W.I. is the biggest women's organization in Britain, it's a great way of meeting people over a cup of tea (or glass of wine!) here in Doveridge. Whatever you are interested in doing, make a start by joining us - we are known for being friendly.
Please see the DIARY section for up to date details!
President: Sue Cattermole Tel: 01889 562537
Secretary: Alice Wheaton Tel: 01889 565460
Just turn up at a meeting! It could change your life!
Useful links: National Feberation of Women's Institutes and Derbyshire Federation of Women's Institutes
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