The Voice of Holbrook
Updated June 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 19 July 2017
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The 2017 Fete was held on Saturday 8 July
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The Parish Council would like to welcome Ann Cruickshank back onto the Parish Council. Ann has served on the Council historically and the Council look forward to working with Ann again.
Thank you to all who took part in the annual footpath walk. A big thank you to Footpaths Officer Richard Biggin who helped to organise the walk. Richard has reported on a very successful Footpath Walk on 27 June when there had been more participants than in recent years. His report has been sent to the D.C.C. Footpath’s Officer.
The Parish Council has installed a number of flower planters around the Parish. We are very pleased with the improvement they have made to the area. We would like to thank those members of the Parish who have offered to help maintain the planters.
Over the last 18 months the Parish Council have been inviting interested parties to get involved with a Neighbourhood Plan for the Parish of Holbrook. It has been decided that due to lack of involvement it is not a project we can continue with at this time.
The Parish Council recently adopted the Phone Box on Town Street. Following suggestions for use, we are looking into the possibility of housing a Defibrillator in the Phone Box. The Clerk has contacted Phill Alcock to discuss the process of organising the installation. We will keep the Parish informed of progress.
The Parish Council will have a stall at this year’s Village Fete. We are asking young people in the Parish to take part in a competition to create a Parish Flag. Please do visit the stall and find out more. Also we will have a suggestions box on the stall and would be very keen to hear what you think is needed in Holbrook, what the Parish Council can do for you and any ideas you have that you would like to voice.
If you want to get in touch with the Parish Council please contact Hannah Owen, Parish Clerk on 07738076902 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org