The Voice of Holbrook
Updated Jan 2018
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 7 March 2018
Derbyshire Reads is a new online library service. Visit:
Old Station Buildings, Alfreton Road, Coxbench
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Adopted Phone Box, Town Street. Defibrillator Project
Thank you to Chris Ottowell who has kindly offered to help with fundraising ideas for the planned defibrillator to be installed at the recently adopted phone box.
A minimum of £600 needs to be raised so activities will be launched shortly.
To get involved please contact Hannah Owen, Parish Clerk on 07738076902 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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 on 3rd February. A group are meeting in March to do some final spring tidying so the area is ready for Spring and Summer. We will be holding further working parties later in the year and help is always much appreciated.
We have received a number of complaints about the number of cars parking on Pavements making it unsafe for pedestrians. Please avoid parking on the Pavement.
Work continues at the Hall and we are excited with the progress. Users of the Hall recently held a meeting to discuss what should be inside the newly refurbished hall. You can keep up to date with progress on our website.
The problem continues all across the Parish, with dog mess bags being left in walls, on trees and on the floor. Also dog mess is just left on the pavement and road. Please be aware that there is £1000 fine for anyone caught leaving their dog’s mess. All AVBC litter bins around the Parish can take Dog Mess bins and we encourage these to be used. It does not have to be a Dog Mess bin, any AVBC litter bin can be used. The Clerk is in discussions with AVBC about having 2 new litter bins in areas where Dog Mess has been an issue. The Clerk has been advised that it is much more cost effective to have litter bins than specialist dog mess only bins, so this is the best option.
Richard Biggin, HPC Footpath Officer has reported that a footpath closure had been reported on the footpath from Whittaker Lane to Alfreton Road. This is a concessionary footpath with no public right of way and the landowner is currently seeking an article 31 order. The Landowner has been subject to verbal abuse by certain users of the footpath. However the Landowner is happy for walkers to continue to use the footpath. A statement is being prepared regarding the issue. The Parish Council supports the landowner in producing this statement and encourages users to respect the conditions of the footpath use.
The Chairman of HPC has had a meeting with the Head Teacher and discussed the recent proposals for changes to access and parking at the site. The Parish Clerk is to contact AVBC and DDC to find out what the status with the application is as the school are still awaiting written confirmation of the planning application decisions.
If you would like to contact the Parish Council please call Hannah Owen, Parish Clerk on 07738076902 or you can email her on: email@example.com
The Village Fete will be held on Saturday
14 July 2018