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 July - August 2019



  • In the last two months some changes have taken place within the Belper Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) area. PC Garry Statham is now the man in charge. He put in an appearance at the Holbrook Fete, taking the opportunity to make contact with a number of folk.  Within the Belper SNT Area he is anticipating that, very shortly, there will be two other PCSO’s joining the Team.


  • It’s understood that we are fortunate that all’s relatively quiet in the village – as nothing of significance has been reported. That is unless you know otherwise, and can enlighten us all.


  • One resident contacted me regarding a suspicious vehicle. I advised them to make a note of the details and report the matter to the Police via 101 – and to ensure they ask for an incident number.


  • The recent Church Newsletter made no mention of The Wall. By observation, as can be confirmed by those that have ‘passed-by’, progress is certainly being made – albeit steadily. On Monday morning (15th July) Traffic Light Single Lane access was in operation – even a ‘71’ Bus was seen to use it. (How did the Bus company know it was ‘a goer’ ?) Sometime that afternoon the road was closed again. Apart from that it’s understood that the aim is to have one lane opened, under traffic light control, by the end of completion.


  • The School is scheduled to be closed on Tuesday 23rd July Friday 19th July and open again on Monday 2nd September. By the time Portway is fully open again the road, by the Autistic School, will be congestion free for that period ?!


  • As usual “Watch-Out” during the School holiday period in case some youngsters ‘may get up to no good’ !


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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 July 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