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The Voice of Holbrook

Holbrook Parish Council

HPC Facebook Page
HPC Facebook Page

For bookings for the Arkwright Village Hall, please contact Glenys Briggs on 01773 823581 or by e-mail

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Welcome to the Parish of Holbrook

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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, sports clubs, village hall, schools, garage, shop and a Post Office.   


Gaslight Gallery, Town Street, Holbrook

August Parish News


Contact the Clerk if you wish your local group to have a web page and email address on this site.

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Derbyshire Library Services.  Visit:

 - Libraries

 - ebooks, Audiobooks and Magazines

 - Mobile Library

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Stoney Lane Towards Town Street, Holbrook

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Old Station Buildings, Alfreton Road, Coxbench

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  • Mellors Lane Park

It was lovely to see so many people at this year’s Fete. Thank you to everyone who came to talk to Hannah (Parish Clerk) about the replacement of equipment on Mellors Lane Park. It was really helpful to get feedback from users and parents. There is a mini questionnaire in the shop, if you would like to give comments, please complete the questionnaire.

Congratulations to all involved in the Fete on a very successful event.


  • Community Speed Watch

The Parish Council have been in touch with Derbyshire Police regarding Speeding in the Parish. The PC are seeking volunteers to take part in Community Speed Watch. Please contact Hannah Owen, Parish Clerk on 07738076902 or email


  • Community Cinema

Would you be interested in enjoying cinema nights at the newly refurbished Hall? The PC are currently involved in a project about running community cinema evenings and we would love to know what you’d be interested in. There is a mini questionnaire in the shop. If you can spare two minutes to complete it, it would be really helpful to know your thoughts.


  • Number 71 Bus Service

There have been numerous rumours circulating that there may be a cut in the service of the number 71 bus. We strongly encourage residents to contact Notts & Derby Buses to express their concerns to ensure the company know the service is important to the Parish. You can email or Tel 01332204568. If you’d rather send a letter, please do so to Notts & Derby Buses, Meadow Road, Derby DE1 2BH.


  • Flower Bed Sponsorship

Thank you to our current sponsors of our Flower Beds in the Parish. We do have more areas available for sponsorship. If you are interested in sponsoring a flower bed in the Parish, please get in touch with Hannah Owen Parish Clerk. Full details on sponsorship will be given. As a sponsor you will be able to have an agreed advertisement plaque, promoting your club, group or business.


  • Village Hall Update

To celebrate the completion of the Hall refurbishments the HAHVCC Trust are organising a party. On Saturday 14th September a number of events will take place at the Hall, finishing with a Barn Dance in the evening. Tickets will be available shortly, if you would like to register your interest in the event, email or ring Hannah on 07738076902


  • Councillor Vacancy

We currently have one vacancy for a Councillor at Holbrook PC. If you are interested, please contact Hannah Owen, Parish Clerk for more information, Tel: 07738076902 or email


  • Fallen Church Wall

The work has finally been completed on the fallen Church wall. This has been a very frustrating situation which we are very pleased to see is finally resolved. The Parish Council have continued to push for the work to be completed as soon as possible and thank you all for your co-operation during a difficult and inconvenient time for you all.


  • Volunteers for Gorsey Piece Access Path Work

The Parish Council will shortly be holding a working party to lay some special matting on the path around Gorsey Piece to make the area accessible for users with mobility aids and pushchairs etc. We successfully secured an Action Grant from Derbyshire County Council and are thrilled to open up access to more users of Gorsey Piece. If you could spare some time to help the Councillors lay down the floor matting, we would really appreciate your help. Please contact Hannah for more information.


  • Contacting the Parish Council

If you would like to contact the Parish Council please don’t hesitate to do so.  You can call the Parish Clerk, Hannah Owen, on 07738076902 or you can email her on:

   Parish Information
Parish Groups
Road Works and Closures within the Local Area


Information with dates can be viewed by clicking on this link here

Arkwright Hall Refurbishment
Look Out for News of the Opening Events on Saturday
14 September 2019

Autumn Footprints Walking Festival 14th - 29th September 2019.  See details of the Holbrook Walk on the Village Walks Page

For DCC matters please contact Kevin Buttery or Call Derbyshire.
Cllr Kevin Buttery tel: 07969145479 or 01332 781092.   email:

Call Derbyshire tel: 01629533190 or  email:



For AVBC matters please contact Trevor Ainsworth

Cllr Trevor Ainsworth tel: 07970 741787 or 01332 780833  email:

AVBC contact tel : 01773570222 or email: