The Voice of Holbrook
For bookings for the Arkwright Village Hall, please contact Glenys Briggs on 01773 823581 or by e-mail
The Parish of Holbrook lies about 7 miles north of Derby and includes the part of Coxbench that lies west of the Bottle Brook.
Holbrook is at the heart of the Parish. It has many of the advantages of a traditional English village: a vibrant and diverse community life with churches, pubs, cafe, sports clubs, village hall, schools, garage, shop and a Post Office.
Contact the Clerk if you wish your local group to have a web page and email address on this site.
Old Station Buildings, Alfreton Road, Coxbench
We do not know when face to face meetings will be possible so the Parish Council are holding their monthly meeting via Zoom. If you wish to join the meeting please contact Hannah Owen by email
(email@example.com) to request the log in information. It is likely that our meetings will be held this way for the rest of 2020.
The Park was re-opened for Public use on 4th July and we thank everyone who has taken all the suitable precautions to use the park. Please continue to follow the guidance below:
1 metre-plus where 2m isn't possible)
could be transmitted via the play equipment
touching the play equipment
Kilburn Footpath 10
The Parish Council can advise that Derbyshire County Council and AVBC are working to clear the felled trees and obstructions that currently block this footpath. The footpath, which runs close to the old railway line, is useful to Holbrook Parishioners as it provides the link that makes a circular walk from Brown's Lane to the path that goes back up through Booth's Wood. In addition, HPC along with Kilburn PC and Horsley PC have written to DCC Rights of Way and Legal Team to inform them of our intent to register the closed track that links Kilburn Footpath 10 to Holbrook Footpath 5 as a right of way following the continued and recorded walking of the track for over 30 years. This is a track that runs close by, and parallel to, the A38.
The Parish Council has had concerns raised about the changes in landscape caused by the development in the area. The Parish Council has historically looked into Neighbourhood Planning as a means of identifying areas that should be protected - but at the time there was little local support for this very work and time-intensive exercise.
Further concerns were made regarding the apparent permitted development which seems to be increasing with little control over it. The Parish Council have been in contact with AVBC and asked for further information on the process and to understand why the PC is not informed on all the applications.
We have now been advised that the road works on Portway are now postponed until the new year.
We are now able to begin organising Hobrook Community Speedwatch. It would be helpful if you could advise the PC if you feel an area is a particular problem. If you can make a note of times when the problem is at its peak and we can work out a plan for the Speedwatch to take place. The PC have been contacted by a number of volunteers to take part in Community Speed Watch. It is a very simple project which will help to cut speeding around the Parish. It only takes around 1 hour to complete the training. We have had some volunteers come forward and have been moving the project forward but there is always a welcome for others to join us so, if you would like to take part, please contact Hannah Owen, Parish Clerk on 07738076902 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Parish Council continues to ask local authorities to look into the issues in our Parish. Sometimes it is a numbers game. The more concerns raised about an issue, the higher priority the issue is given. Below is a reminder on how to contact the County and District Councils.
Information with dates can be viewed by clicking on this link here
Call Derbyshire tel: 01629533190 or email: email@example.com
For AVBC matters please contact Trevor Ainsworth
Cllr Trevor Ainsworth tel: 07970 741787 or 01332 780833 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
AVBC contact tel : 01773570222 or email: email@example.com
The Parish Council is very conscious that the Parish of Holbrook isn’t just Holbrook Village so we are always keen to hear from all residents of Holbrook and Coxbench, we would be really keen to hear from you on anything you feel the Parish Council should be aware of. If you wish to contact the Parish Council, please don’t hesitate to do so. You can call the Parish Clerk, Hannah Owen, on 07738076902 or email firstname.lastname@example.org