News & Information

Memorial Testing & Inspections – Holloway Cemetery

Week commencing 23rd September 2019

In order to ensure visitor safety at the cemetery, the parish council is required to arrange for all memorials to be tested and inspected (this does not include the small, cremated remains kerb memorials).

This has been arranged with a specialist contractor (Dunn & Co) and the testing will take place week commencing 23rd September 2019. The work will take a maximum of 2 days. Click here for further information

Walking Festival – 14th – 29th September 2019

This is a free Walking Festival led by volunteers in Amber Valley and Erewash running from 14th – 29th September 2019. Click here to download leaflet

Date of next Parish Council Meeting

  • Wednesday 2nd October 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.

Neighbourhood Plan 

For the latest updates on the Neighbourhood Plan visit the Neighbourhood Plan page of the Village Website. Click here to to view date for the next steering group meeting.

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.