Road Works and Closures within the Local Area


Information with dates can be viewed by clicking on this link here


Neighbourhood Watch


Neighbourhood Watch Notes for September - October 2019



  • On this occasion this note is brief simply because it seems that we are fortunate that all is relatively quiet in the village. Sadly, however, one incident that occurred was the burglary at the Village Shop. The burglars were ‘caught’ on CCTV but no more news as to their apprehension has been heard.


  • Recently several burglaries have occurred in the Denby area. Otherwise nothing else of significance has been reported – and no feedback has been received from P.C. Garry Statham (Belper SNT). That is unless you know otherwise, and can provide some enlightenment ?


  • As you will be aware the schools are now ‘up & running’ – if driving in the area of Moorside Lane or Portway, at schools-in or out time, care needs to be taken. At those times there’s the congestion challenge to overcome, of course.


  • The recent Church Newsletter mentions The Wall – with the observation that it looks good and that, hopefully, there will be no more future trouble. You will recall that the picture on the cover of the last Village Newsletter showed the repaired completed wall.


  • A number of folk are to be congratulated – as, by the time you read these notes, the refurbished Village Hall will have been officially open.


  • Should you be on the circulation list to receive the various Neighbourhood Watch ‘missives’ then one, in particular event is scheduled to take place on the last Saturday of September. The ‘Open Day’, of the Police & Fire Services (at Butterley) between 10.00 a.m. & 3.00 p.m.  I have two spare seats in my car (& tickets too) if you would like to join me ?


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If you are not receiving the intermediate Neighbourhood Watch notes, and wish to do so, then please contact John Meggitt (details below).


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Contact Information:


The Police

Telephone 101 (for non-emergency contact - e.g. Incidents and Observations). 


Only in dire emergency dial 999



Telephone 0800 555 111 (should you choose to remain anonymous).


John R. Meggitt

Telephone 01332 883193   e-mail:

Updated 16 September 2019

Contact Details:


Tel. 101 - for: Non-Emergency queries, or to report an incident.


Tel.  999 - for:

Urgent or Emergency requirements.


Tel.  0800 555 111 - for:

Crime-Stoppers to anonymously report an incident.

Local Contact:  John R. Meggitt

Crime Prevention Advice for Garden Sheds


  • Make sure there are no tools left in the garden that could be used to attack the shed.
  • Lock all windows.
  • Cover up the window so people can’t see what is in the shed.
  • Fit coach bolts or non-return screws (use to replace all screws on the hinges and locks).
  • Use a hasp and staple to secure shed.
  • Fit a padlock (certified to BS EN 12320 minimum Grade 3)
  • Please ensure that your property is positively identified – by the use of, say, an UltraViolet (U/V) Pen.

If you need Crime Prevention advice, contact our local Police Officer – refer to details above.

Local Police Officer / Safer Neighbourhood Team Contacts:


  • Contact the Safer Neighbourhood Team by email:



Please Note:  Twitter address  @KilburnSNT is temporarily suspended. We are currently served by Belper SNT.  Don't report crime via Twitter. Call 101 for non-emergencies or 999 in an emergency.


  • If ‘all else fails’, you could contact your N/Watch Rep – John R. Meggitt - Tel: 01332 883193



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Crime & Incidents in Holbrook (part of the Kilburn SNT)
Please Note!


Should you observe anything suspicious, at any time, please inform the Police immediately.

It is very much more helpful if you are able to supply them with information about – location, height, clothes worn, skin colour, and if a vehicle is involved (type, make, colour and registration number too).  This ensures that they are kept fully informed.

The contact details are shown above – with additional contact details given below.

Police Surgery:

The Mobile Police Surgery will be sited on Makeney Road by the junction to

Moorfield Road

  - between 2:25 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. on the following Fridays: –

1st June; 15th June; 27th July; 10th Aug; 21st Sep; 5th Oct; 16th Nov; 30th Nov.


Complete list of Police Surgery dates for 2018 can be downloaded here.


Police Surgery Dates Holbrook (Aug 2018)

Temporarily 'on hold' - see adjacent notes.

Derbyshire Constabulary are currently working on updating this information