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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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  • Covid-19 Outbreak


What a difficult 6 weeks everyone has faced. Thank you to everyone who has kept to the social distancing guidelines. We remind everyone that until the Government allow, all equipment in Mellors Lane Park is not to be used. This includes the picnic bench etc.


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 Save Lives.


Hopefully we are coming out the other side now. Although normal life as we know it may take a while to return, I think I speak on behalf of many that we are very lucky to have the countryside around us that we do.


  • Garden Waste

AVBC has announced that they will be restarting their Garden Waste Collection Service on Wednesday 13th May 2020. You can visit the AVBC website to check your collection schedule or visit the My Property section of their website

Derbyshire County Council have also announced the recycling centres will be reopening soon. You can keep up to date with this at


  • Upcoming Parish Council Meeting

We are going to trial our first ever virtual Parish Council Meeting using Zoom technology. The Annual Meeting and AGM of the Parish Council will take a shorter format as the positions, officer and committees will remain the same for 2020/2021. For more information contact Hannah Owen


  • Holbrook Fete

We are sorry to hear that the Holbrook Village Fete can’t take place due to the current Covid-19 Pandemic. So much hard work goes into the organising of the Fete and we know how disappointing this will be to lots of people. Hopefully we can all enjoy a great 2021 event.


  • Village Hall

The Hall has had to close temporarily due to the Covid-19 situation but we are delighted that we have some new electrical works completed and I am sure you will have noticed the wonderful new plaque which looks great.


  • Mellors Lane Park

Another reminder please as we have had reports of useage….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 is coming to discuss 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

As soon as we can we will be up and running with our Cinema events. If there is anything you’d like to see shown at the Hall, contact Hannah Owen and put forward your suggestion.

















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.

   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:

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  • 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