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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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  • Coronavirus (Covid -19) Outbreak

During these very difficult times the Parish Council will not be able to meet until Government Guidelines change and allow us to do so.  During this time, the Parish Warden will not be working around the Parish. The Clerk is still contactable and, as always, welcomes you to contact her. You can email or call 07738076902.


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 by Staying Home, Protecting the NHS and thereby Saving Lives.


  • Coronavirus Advice for Business

Link to AVBC webpage can be found here.


  • Cllr Norman Bull

The Parish Council would like to pay tribute to Norman Bull who passed away at the beginning of this year.  Norman was a committed Councillor who served on both AVBC and Holbrook Parish Council for many years.  Norman will be truly missed and our thoughts are with his family.


  • Upcoming Parish Council Dates

We do not know when the next Parish Council meeting will be able to take place. Holbrook Parish Council usually meets on the last Wednesday of each month. Please note two exceptions this year.  If Holbrook PC are able to hold the May meeting, which will include the annual Parish Meeting and the Annual General Meeting, it will take place on Wednesday 20th May 2020. The July meeting will be held on Wednesday 22nd July 2020 if we are able to meet by then.


  • Dog Fouling

We have seen another increase in the rise of Dog Fouling around the Parish. Remember you can place dog mess in all AVBC litter bins around the Parish. There is a £1000 fine for anyone who is caught leaving dog mess.


  • Fibre Broadband

We have been advised that Fibre Broadband is now also available in Coxbench. Contact your service provider to discover what is available at your house.


  • Village Hall

We have seen some wonderful new events taking place at the Hall already. Recently The Embers put on a performance at the Hall which was a great evening of fun and dancing.


  • Mellors Lane Park

During this time we remind everyone that Playground equipment use is strictly forbidden to help reduce the risk of spreading Covid-19. This is a nationwide ban and we strongly remind residents this must be followed.


  • Community Speed Watch

The Parish Council have continued discussions with Derbyshire Police regarding Speeding in the Parish.  Fay Atkinson at AVBC came to discuss what would be involved with the Parish Council. 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

We have enjoyed our third screening at Holbrook Community Cinema. The Greatest Showman was shown in February. As soon as it is possible for us to restart the Community Cinema we will reschedule our showing of Downton Abbey. Thank you all for your support so far.














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.


  • Reporting Issues to DCC

Derbyshire County Council can be contacted to report Street Lighting faults, Road issues, Flooding and Pot Holes.


Below are the reporting links (you can also follow the 'Quick Links' which are always available on the bottom of each page of the HPC webpages):


For any road fault issues:


For street lighting:


For blocked drains:

   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