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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


Welcome to the Parish of Holbrook

Arkwright Hall


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.   


Arkwright Village Hall, Holbrook

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  • Covid-19 Update


We strongly advise all residents to keep up to date with advice and guidance from NHS England and the Government and we all need to do our bit.

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

( to request the log in information.  It is likely that our meetings will be held this way for the rest of 2020.


  • Mellors Lane Park


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:


  •          The Coronavirus hasn’t gone away


  •          Only 1 adult to accompany each play area user


  •          You are using this facility at your own risk


  •          Respect other users by retaining 2m social distancing (it's only

                1 metre-plus where 2m isn't possible)


  •          Strictly follow the Government’s Covid-secure guidance


  •          This is not a controlled environment, which means the virus

                could be transmitted via the play equipment


  •          Please carry and use your own anti-bacterial hand sanitiser after

                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.


  • Development in the Parish


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.


  • Portway


We have now been advised that the road works on Portway are now postponed until the new year.


  • Community Speed Watch


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





























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.

   Parish Information
Parish Groups
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:

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:

Parish Clerk Contact Details
  • Contacting the Parish Council

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