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 May - June 2019


PCSO Scott Hunt (Belper & Kilburn SNT) has responded to a request about crime in Holbrook, with the following comments:

(1) Looking back over the last month, very little seems to have occurred in Holbrook. There were only 3 recorded crimes in April, 2 of which were in relation to a neighbour dispute and the other was a minor RTC in the car park of the Spotted Cow.

(2) There was a small fire that was lit to the rear of the Village Hall, Moorside Lane on 21st April.  People could be advised to keep an eye out and phone anything suspicious in on the 101 number.

(3) There were reports of people selling fish on 25th April in the village. Whilst this isn’t illegal, the quality of the fish and or the sales tactics of the people involved may not be the best and so residents could be advised to decline any purchases should they return in future.


With regard to the Fish Salesman – on, or about, the date mentioned I had a cold-call from such a man; seemingly from Whitby.


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One person did contact me after they’d received a ‘suspicious’ telephone call. I asked them not to respond to it. I also asked if they’d made a note of the salient details, which they had. So I strongly suggest they report the matter to the Police via the 101 number.

Such matters are recorded for further action, if necessary – do ask for an incident number.


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Church Wall


By the time you read this many of you will have seen that “Portway” is now closed (from Monday 13th May until Wednesday 26th June ’19, for the repairs to be completed.

The closure has caused the 7.1 Bus service to be diverted too.


Details on the Church Wall Repair can be read here.



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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 15 May 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.