News & Information

Parish Councillor Vacancy

Do you want to make a positive difference to the community and influence decisions that affect the parish? We currently have one Parish Councillor vacancy. More information and how to apply. The closing date for applications is 12noon on Monday 31st January 2022.

Lea Road Closure (Between Lea Bridge & Cromford)

Lea Road

11/11/21: Statement from DCC contractor Eurovia: Over the weekend of the 30th and 31st October 2021 a further landslip on Lea Road, Cromford, led to a section of the temporary working platform to collapse. Pictures which are circulating on social media appear to demonstrate the condition of the site following that collapse. We can advise that the area of ground which has collapsed was part of a secondary pedestrian access walkway and was never intended to carry heavy equipment during construction. The site work itself has been on hold for a number of months in response to concerns which we already had in relation to the ongoing stability of the slope. During this time Derbyshire CC, Eurovia and our specialist geotechnical design teams have been assessing an alternative engineering solution which would allow for a permanent repair to the highway. The events over the past few days have amplified that the current approach is not possible so a secondary mechanism for stabilising the bank and securing the highway is now being designed. We fully understand the frustration that Lea Road remains closed and are doing everything possible, as quickly as possible, to expedite the engineering works. The condition of the slope makes it an incredibly complex project to deliver but what is important is that the solution is permanent and can be built safely.

Notes from meeting held with DCC representatives on 1/11/21 – Download

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022


The parish council has decided to organise a ‘Big Jubilee Lunch’ street party on Sunday 5th June 2022. The idea is to close off Church Street and create a venue for people to bring their own food and drink, whilst enjoying some street entertainment and events for the children. We need volunteers to help organise the event. Anyone interested should contact the parish clerk.

New steps and handrail at Holloway Cemetery


The parish council has recently installed new steps and a handrail at Holloway Cemetery in order to improve access for visitors.

Upcoming Parish Council Meetings

  • Wed. 1st December 2021 – 7pm
  • Wed. 5th January 2022 – 7pm

Meetings are held in the Florence Nightingale Memorial Hall, Holloway. Agendas & 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.

Report a highway problem

Click here to report a highway problem to Derbyshire County Council such as:-

  • pot holes
  • road markings
  • kerb damage
  • loose chippings 
  • obstructions
  • missing, damaged, raised or sunken ironwork

Public Footpaths & Public Rights of Way

Derbyshire County Council (DCC) is responsible for public footpaths and public rights of way within the county. To report a problem contact the Public Rights of Way Team – More

Parish Council Facebook Page

The parish council has recently launched a new Facebook page, which is being co-ordinated by one of our parish councillors. Click here to access.

Community Newsletters from AVBC & DCC

  • Amber Valley Community Champions Newsletter – More
  • Derbyshire County Council Community News – More
  • Derbyshire Now – More 

Covid-19 Advice & Signposting 

  • Latest Government advice – More
  • Derbyshire County Council Community Response – More
  • DLHR Community Support Group – More
  • Amber Valley Borough Council – Business Support – More
  • NHS hub for Derbyshire – More
  • NHS Covid-19 vaccination programme – More

New water butt installed at Holloway Cemetery

Watter Butt

A new water butt has been installed at Holloway Cemetery to help with water conservation.

New Planter on Church Street, Holloway


A new planter has been provided on Church Street, Holloway.

New entrance signs for Holloway

Holloway Gateway Sign

To commemorate Florence Nightingale’s bicentenary in 2020, the Parish Council has arranged for the installation of four new entrance signs for Holloway, to celebrate her links with the village. The colour scheme is based on NHS blue. 

    New Florence Nightingale information board

    Florence Nightingale Information Board

    To commemorate Florence Nightingale’s bicentenary in 2020, a new information board has been installed on the grassed area at the end of Holme Close in Holloway (opposite the Florence Nightingale Memorial Hall).

    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 Referendum 

    The Dethick, Lea and Holloway Neighbourhood Plan was accepted following a referendum held on 6th May 2021. Final Decision Statement. The results were: Yes: 467 / No: 47 / Spoilt papers: 4 / Turnout %: 58.53%. Final version of the Neighbourhood Plan

    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