The Voice of Holbrook
Updated Nov 2017
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.
- updated 30 December 2017
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Old Station Buildings, Alfreton Road, Coxbench
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We are sad to learn from David Hodgkinson of the death of his mother. From 1960 onward she lived in Chestnut Avenue, Holbrook Moor. She passed away peacefully on Christmas morning at Bramble Lodge care home, West Hallam, at the age of 83. She was predeceased by his father, Francis Edward Hodgkinson. She leaves behind 2 daughters, Elaine and Lynette, and one son, David. Her funeral will be held at St Michael's Church, Holbrook, on Friday 12th January, 2018 at 1.30pm.
The Parish Council recently adopted the BT Phone Box on Town Street.
It has been decided to house a Defibrillator in the Phone Box and we are about to start fundraising for the project. If you would be interested in joining in the fundraising activities, or have any ideas, we would love to hear from you. A minimum of £600 needs to be raised so activities will be launched shortly.
We have contacted Community Heartbeat Trust to arrange for the materials to re-paint the phone box and have had some very kind offers of help with the restoration project. If you feel you can offer anything to the project please do get in touch.
To get involved please contact Hannah Owen, Parish Clerk on 07738076902 or email email@example.com
Thank you to all involved in the Working Party to help clear and cut back some of the overgrown trees and hedges in Gorsey Piece in early November.
We have received a request to ask all land owners who have trees or hedges over hanging public footpaths and roads to cut them back to avoid any injuries to pedestrians. If you could check that the footpath by your land is clear, we would be most thankful.
Our Facebook Page was launched a year ago, and we are keen to know what content you would like to see on the page. If you have any interesting stories, photographs or content you would like us to post, please contact the Clerk. If you are a Facebook user, please give our page a like.
Work is about to begin on the renovation of Arkwright Hall and we are looking forward to having a fantastic new facility. The Parish Council would like to thank members of HAHVCC and all involved for all their hard work over the years. During this time, the Parish Council has raised and held funds for the project. Now work is about to begin we wanted to clarify the role of the Parish Council:
The Parish Council Precept for the following year is set at £26,491.
If you would like to contact the Parish Council please call Hannah Owen, Parish Clerk on 07738076902 or you can email her on: firstname.lastname@example.org
Holbrook Parish Council would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year for 2018.
The 2018 Village Fete will be held on Saturday 14 July