News & Information


Parish Councillor Vacancy

Do you want to make a positive difference to the community and influence decisions that affect the Parish? If so, why not become a Parish Councillor! There is currently one Parish Councillor vacancy. Click here for more information and details of how to apply. The closing date for applications is 4pm on Friday 18th December 2020.


Closure of Lea Road (Between Lea Bridge & Cromford)

Photo of closure of Lea Road

Update November 2020: Derbyshire County Council are still committed to delivering the scheme, but they are now looking at starting in the New Year, with work lasting approximately 16 weeks.


Development of Lea Play Area

Lea Play Area

The Parish Council is exploring the possibility of developing the play area in Lea to include some equipment for the older children. Your opinions and thoughts would be much appreciated. Click here for more information.


Next Parish Council meeting – Wed. 2nd December 2020 – 7pm

Due to the Coronavirus, parish council meetings are being held by video conference. Members of the public can join the meeting either online or over the phone. Please contact the Parish Clerk and you be sent a link to join the meeting online, or a phone number to dial in. Click here for more information.  Click here for Agendas and Minutes.


Defibrillator Locations – Holloway & Lea

Emergency Defibrillator

Emergency Defibrillators are available for public use at the following locations:-

  • Florence Nightingale Memorial Hall, Yew Tree Hill, Holloway – Located in porch.
  • Lea Green Centre, Main Road, Lea – Located outside sports hall (May not be available when the site is closed).
  • Lea Primary School, Church Street, Lea – Located outside main door (Use buzzer system during school hours).

Click here to see a YouTube Video on how to use a Defibrillator. Click here for more guidance on performing CPR and using a defibrillator.


Climate Change Working Group

The parish council is looking to set up a Climate Change Working Group made up of parish councillors and residents. If you are interested in joining the group click here for more information.


Heritage and Conservation Group

A local Action Group that has been established known as the “Heritage and Conservation Group”. Although in its infancy, the group has been working to gather strength of support against the planning application for Glamping at Lea Hurst, and to prepare for the forthcoming consultation for the “Call for sites”/SHELAA and government white paper.


Re-opening of the Play Area – Lea Recreation Ground

Play Area - Lea Recreation Ground

In line with government guidance, the play area at Lea Recreation Ground has now re-opened. Click here for details of what you need to do to stay safe and limit the spread of Coronavirus. The play area is inspected and where possible, maintained by parish councillors and other volunteers. Please help us by keeping the area tidy, looking after the play equipment and report any problems to the Parish Council.


Public Toilets – Church Street, Holloway

Public Toilets - Church Street, Holloway

The public toilets on Church Street, Holloway are open. Click here for details of what you need to do to stay safe and limit the spread of Coronavirus.


Florence Nightingale’s Bicentenary – 2020

Florence Nightingale

To commemorate Florence Nightingale’s bicentenary, the Parish Council is looking to provide a display board and gateways signs for Holloway. More information will be available in the coming weeks.


Wildflower Area – Lea Recreation Ground

Wildflower Area

A wildflower area has been created at 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 next time you visit!


DLHR Community Support Group  

During the Coronavirus crisis, local support for the residents of Dethick, Lea, Holloway and Riber is available from the DLHR Community Support Group. Anyone who is self-isolating or in need of any help with shopping, prescription collection, help with pets and fuel deliveries etc, can contact the group. Click here for more information.  Face coverings are now available – Click here for details.


COVID-19 – Advice and support from Derbyshire County Council

For COVID-19 advice and support please visit the Derbyshire County Council website.


Online NHS hub for Derbyshire COVID-19 Information

Derbyshire residents can get the latest NHS Covid-19 information while staying safe at home with the launch of a new online hub. A one-stop shop of latest updates, advice, information and direct ‘signposting’ to other helpful websites has been added to the Joined-Up Care Derbyshire hub – Click here to visit the website.


Derbyshire County Council Community News

Download the latest Community Newsletters from Derbyshire County Council:-


Community Speedwatch

In response to concerns about vehicles speeding on roads through our villages, the parish council has worked with Derbyshire Constabulary to set up a Community Speedwatch group. Click here to find out more about Community Speedwatch. Also, click here for the latest update from the Speedwatch group.


Neighbourhood Plan 

The Dethick, Lea and Holloway Neighbourhood Plan was accepted by Amber Valley Borough Council on 3rd April 2020 and will now go forward to a referendum.  Further information is available on the Village website. Click here for details.


Useful Links – Click on image below to access website

Link to Amber Valley Borough Council Website

Link to Derbyshire County Council Website

Link to GOV UK Website