Candlelight Procession to mark 100 years since the end of the First World War – Saturday 10th November 2018 – 6pm
This is your chance to take part in a very special event
To mark 100 years since the end of the First World War, the parish council is organising a candlelight procession, which will take place on Saturday 10th November 2018 starting at 6pm. The procession will start at Lea Primary School and finish at the Florence Nightingale Memorial Hall, where refreshments will be available. LED candles will be provided and given out at the start of the event at Lea Primary School, so please be there for 5.50pm.
Every person in the parish is invited to take part in this very special event, which should be an amazing spectacle with 200 LED candles flickering in the darkness as the procession travels along Church Street towards the Memorial Hall. We’re hoping for a massive turn out so it’s remembered for generations to come, so please come along and give your support. For safety reasons please don’t bring real candles.
Ringing out for peace event – November 11th 2018 – 7.05pm
An appeal has gone out to church bell ringers around Britain to join in a major event this year to commemorate the centenary of the end of World War One. The organisers of Battle’s Over, a national and international event marking the Armistice, wants to see more than 1,000 churches and cathedrals participate by ringing their bells simultaneously at 7.05pm on the night of November 11th 2018. Both Christ Church, Holloway and Church of St John the Baptist, Dethick have agreed to participate in this historic event so listen out for the bells.
Notice of Vacancy – Parish Councillor
Derbyshire Lamp Post Poppy Campaign 2018
The Parish Council is pleased to confirm that a total £419.00 has been raised for the Derbyshire Lamp Post Poppy Campaign 2018. This will hopefully enable a poppy to be attached to every lamp column in the parish. Thank you to everyone who has donated.
New planting scheme at Holloway Cemetery
The Parish Council’s Cemetery Working Group has recently completed a planting project in front of the Receiving House at Holloway Cemetery, which has made the area more welcoming and attractive to visitors.
Derbyshire library service has two mobile libraries, based at Buxton and Long Eaton, serving around 150 communities across the county. These communities are visited once every four weeks and the mobile libraries offer a range of services for everyone including fiction and non-fiction books for adults and children, large print books, books on tape and books on CD as well as a selection of local studies books and information. For more information including routes and schedules click here.
Disruption to Train Services – 22nd July to 7th October 2018
We have been informed of disruption to train services due to Derby train station improvement and re-signalling works. Services affected are Matlock to Derby, Derby to Nottingham, Derby to London and Derby to Chesterfield and Sheffield.
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.
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.
Receiving House Repairs and New Signage at Holloway Cemetery
The Parish Council is pleased to report that repairs to the Receiving House at Holloway Cemetery are now complete. Work has been carried out to the roof and the structure of the building. Broken windows have also been re-glazed. In addition to this, new signage and a new noticeboard have been installed.