The Voice of Holbrook
Updated July 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 20 September 2017
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The Parish Council is hopeful that refurbishment work will be starting in October. The builder has met again with the HAHVCC Trust and members of the Parish Council and things are progressing positively.
The Parish Council are going to be working with Phill Alcock to make arrangements to house a Defibrillator in the recently adopted Phone Box on Town Street. We will keep you all updated with the progress. Since the August news, the Clerk has been researching the cost of defibrillators and is looking forward to discussing fund raising possibilities with Phill.
Derbyshire County Council have recently completed some repair and resurfacing work on footpaths around the Parish. The Parish Council is writing to DCC to thank them for this work but ask when the other areas in need (such as Killis Lane and Pond Road) will be completed.
The Clerk would like to thank Cllr Kevin Buttery who has worked with her to ensure that a number of areas which are overgrown, and require clearing, have been completed in the Parish.
The Clerk has received a complaint about the litter on Portway. The Parish Warden is spreading his time across the Parish and has recently worked hard to try and clear the area. Unfortunately Portway is repeatedly heavily littered. It appears that much of the litter is thrown from travelling cars. We appreciate this is very frustrating and we are frustrated too. The Warden will continue to clear as much litter as possible from the area.
The Parish Warden has strimmed the paths around Gorsey Piece and the contractor has visited and mowed the area. The Parish Council will be holding a working party on Saturday 4th November at 1pm. If anyone can spare time on that afternoon and can join us, we would welcome the help.
If you would like to contact the Parish Council please call Hannah Owen, Parish Clerk on 07738076902 or you can email her on: firstname.lastname@example.org
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