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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

July Parish News


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  • Covid-19 Update


Some of the restrictions have relaxed with many shops opening and the hospitality sector re-opening where possible from 4th July.


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.


  • Mellors Lane Park


From 4th July 2020 the Government have advised that playgrounds may open again. We want to remind people of the following.

  •          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


  • Annual Footpath Walk


Usually we complete our footpath walk by all gathering at the hall and being issued with a footpath to visit all on the same evening. This year we are having to do things slightly differently, although we are planning to do the walks on the same day.  If you are interested in completing a footpath walk, please contact Hannah Owen who will send you a form and information on the footpath to walk. The footpath walks are planned for Wednesday 8th July 2020.


  • Community Speed Watch


Although this is currently on hold, we are putting plans in place to begin this when we are able to. 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


  • Community Cinema

As soon as we can we will be up and running with our Cinema events. If there is anything you’d like to see shown at the hall, contact Hannah Owen and put forward your suggestion.



























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