News & Information

Community Speedwatch

In response to concerns about vehicles speeding on roads through our villages, the parish council is working with Derbyshire Constabulary to set up a Community Speedwatch group. Click here to find out more about Community Speedwatch.

We are looking for Speedwatch volunteers who are willing to undertake the training and work with us in taking positive action to reduce speed in the community. If you are interested please contact the Parish Council or a Parish Councillor. You can also show your support and share your ideas and views at a Community Speedwatch meeting at 6pm on Wednesday 6th November 2019 in the Florence Nightingale Memorial Hall.  Click here for more information.

Parish Council Communication with the Community

The Parish Council is keen to find out whether it’s current method of communication with the community is effective and also hear your ideas on how communication could be improved. Click here for details.

Possible Road Closure – Bridge at Mill Road, Cromford

The road between Lea Bridge and Cromford may be closed at the bridge at Mill Road, Cromford during daytime hours (9.30 to 15.30) for 10 days from 21st – 31st October 2019 for bridge repairs. We are currently awaiting confirmation of this from DCC.

Wildflower Area – Lea Recreation Ground

A wildflower area is planned for Lea Recreation Ground (near the upper picnic table). This will require an area of grass to be left unmown so it can thrive, look attractive and attract pollinators and other insects and wildlife. Look out for it in 2020/2021!

Neighbourhood Plan 

The Dethick, Lea and Holloway Neighbourhood Plan has been submitted to Amber Valley Borough Council and is now available on their website, together with the accompanying documents. Click here to access the documents. Hard copies are available at Fuel Cafe, Mayfield Stores cafe and the Jug & Glass Public House.

The Neighbourhood Plan includes policies against which future development proposals would be assessed through the planning process and there is a formal consultation period of 6 weeks from 27 September 2019.

Comments should be emailed to or by posted to: Planning Policy, Amber Valley Borough Council, Town Hall, Market Place, Ripley, Derbyshire, DE5 3BT. Please quote ‘Dethick, Lea and Holloway Neighbourhood Plan’. The deadline is 4.30pm on 8 November 2019.

Date of next Parish Council Meeting

  • Wednesday 6th November 2019 – 7.00pm

Venue: Florence Nightingale Memorial Hall

Play Area at Lea Recreation Ground

Repairs have recently been carried out to the play area at Lea Recreation Ground. This included new impact absorbing bark surfacing around the play equipment, which was installed by parish councillors and other volunteers. Thank you to everyone who helped!  Please report any problems with the play area to the Parish Council.

Parish Council Election Results

There are 9 seats on Dethick, Lea and Holloway Parish Council and these were all up for election on Thursday 2nd May 2019. Since there were 13 nominations, the election was contested.  Click here to view the election results

New planting scheme at Holloway Cemetery 

The new planting scheme at Holloway Cemetery is now well established and looks really attractive as you walk through the gates. The planting scheme was undertaken in 2018 and is located in front of the Receiving House.

Time Swap – Swap time not money!

Time Swap is an initiative that encourages local communities to help each other by sharing time and talents. As a Time Swap member you can earn ‘time’ by doing things in your community that you enjoy, or are good at, to help other people. You can then spend that time on getting help from other people with something that you find difficult or someone in your community could teach you a new skill.  Click here for more information

Thank you to everyone who took part in the Candlelight Procession to mark 100 years since the end of the First World War 

The parish council organised a candlelight procession, which took place on Saturday 10th November 2018 and was attended by more than 250 people. The procession started at Lea Primary School and finished at the Florence Nightingale Memorial Hall, where refreshments were enjoyed. It was an amazing spectacle to see the LED candles flickering in the darkness as the procession travelled along Church Street towards the Memorial Hall. No doubt the event will be remembered for years to come.

Click here to watch a video clip of the Candlelight Procession

Rededication of our War Memorial 






A big thank you to everyone who came along to the rededication event on Sunday 8th October 2017. The event was very successful with over 200 people attending.

Click here to view photos

The event was special because it marked 95 years to the day since the Duke of Devonshire unveiled the war memorial at the original dedication service on 8th October 1922. Although the current Duke was unable to attend, a letter of support was received and was read out at the start of the event. Click here to view the letter.

The event also marked the completion of a £10,000 Heritage Lottery Funded project, which has enabled us to restore the Memorial Grounds, which were laid out in the early 1920s and dedicated to the men of the parish who lost their lives in the Great War 1914 – 1918. Work undertaken includes tree management, shrub and tree planting, repainting of the war memorial plaque, repairs to the memorial shelter roof, a new handrail and new signage. Click here to see photos of work undertaken.