• Ghar Parau dinner invitation

    Have you or your club benefitted from Ghar Parau funding for an expedition?

    To mark the occasion of the 50th anniversary of its creation, a meal is to be held at the Anchor Inn in Tideswell, Derbyshire on Saturday 11th February, 2023. As well as a meal there will be speakers on behalf of the original Ghar Parau explorers and the current GPF committee.

    Details here

Castleton parking restrictions


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Stop parking restrictions in Castleton 

Derbyshire County Council have put forward a very concerning proposal to restrict and charge for parking in the pretty village of Castleton.

Much of the village will be double yellow lined.  The parking meter bays will be short stay (max 4 hours).  This will seriously affect businesses and anyone stopping in the village.  Passing trade will be discouraged.

As a caver you probably have or plan to stop at the Technical Speleological Group hut in the future. These proposals mean that you would be prevented from access to on road parking and the short stay meters would mean that you would have to use the public car park.  This is assuming that the car park still has available spaces.

We have very little time to send in written objections 2 September 2016 so could you please send a petition round your caving club / friends and scan a copy to me ann.soulsby1@googlemail.com by 26 August 2016.

Your help is much appreciated.



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I can't find anything about it online - is there a place we can send seperate written objections?