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The Voice of Holbrook

Holbrook Parish Council

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

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Defibrillator Funding


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

June Parish News


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Stoney Lane Towards Town Street, Holbrook

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Old Station Buildings, Alfreton Road, Coxbench

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  • Parish Council Elections

We had 8 existing Parish Councillors stand for re-election in 2019. At the May Annual Parish Council Meeting, Mrs Glenys Briggs was co-opted on to the Parish Council. This leaves us with just one vacancy.


  • Fallen Church Wall

Work has finally begun on the fallen church wall on Portway. We as a Parish Council have been pushing for this work to happen as soon as possible and were very frustrated with the delays. However, since work began, there have been a number of incidents which are putting the project completion in danger of further setbacks. An altercation has taken place and damage to the site which has resulted in further work being required. The contractors have only just been awarded the contract and the time it has taken is not their fault. It is essential we let them carry out the work as quickly as possible with no further delays. The work is complex and it will take specialist equipment. Incidents like this will only result in the work taking even longer. If the contractors pull out of the job, the whole issue will be unresolved for months.


  • Noise Issues from A38

The Parish Council had a meeting with Nigel Mills MP regarding concerns about the lack of noise proofing being carried out at the A38 at Coxbench. Nigel shared our concerns and is going to provide information to the Clerk regarding contacts at Highways England to discuss the matter further. An Action Group has been formed and if you are interested in being part of the group please contact Hannah Owen, Parish Clerk on 07738076902 or email


  • Defibrillator

The Clerk has received confirmation that the Defibrillator will be delivered shortly and the work on the phone box can begin. Thank you to everyone who helped fund raise for this equipment which could save someone’s life one day.


  • Flower Bed Sponsorship

If you are interested in sponsoring or maintaining 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.


We would like to thank Steve Varney of Holbrook Travel for sponsoring the flower bed on Pond Road and David Skelton of the Holbrook Garden Group for maintaining the flower bed on Chapel Street.


  • Village Hall Update

The refurbishment of the Village Hall is fast approaching completion. We are delighted with the response of residents at the recent elections and how pleased everyone is with the work completed. Bookings for the Hall are already increasing and the facilities available mean we have a hall to be proud of again. The Hall Trustees are hoping to have a day of events to celebrate the completion of the work with a barn dance in the evening on Saturday 14th September.


  • Community Speed Watch

As a Parish Council we receive many concerns about speeding around the Village. At the April Parish Council meeting it was decided we would look to get involved with a Community Speed Watch programme. If you would be interested in taking part, please contact Hannah Owen, Parish Clerk on 07738076902 or email  If there is an area you think requires attention and is frequently a speeding hot spot, do let us know.



  • Contacting the Parish Council

If you would like to contact the Parish Council please call Hannah Owen, Parish Clerk on 07738076902 or you can email her on:



   Parish Information
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Road Works and Closures within the Local Area


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

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

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For AVBC matters please contact Trevor Ainsworth

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

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