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 5pm on Saturday 28th May 2022.

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The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022

The parish council has agreed to purchase 200 commemorative coins for children at Lea Primary School and Holloway Playgroup to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. These will be funded by a grant from Derbyshire County Council (via Cllr Taylor) and the parish council. 

Latest on Lea Road Closure

  • Update from Eurovia 3/5/22 – More
  • Update from Eurovia 1/4/22 – More

Road Closure – Dethick Lane – 25th to 27th May 2022

A temporary road closure is planned for Dethick Lane from 25th-27th May 2022 – More

New Planter – Lea Road / Nightingale Close, Lea Bridge 

Planter - Lea Rd

The parish council has provided a new planter at the juntion of Lea Road / Nightingale Close, Lea Bridge.

Upcoming Parish Council Meetings

  • Wed. 1st June 2022 – 7pm
  • Wed. 6th July 2022 – 7pm

Venue: Florence Nightingale Memorial Hall, Holloway. Agendas & Minutes 

New Play Equipment – Lea Recreation Ground

New Play Equipment

New play equipment, incuding a basket swing, slide and climbing bars has recently been installed at Lea Recreation Ground, along with new safety gates.  

New Community Orchard 

Fruit Trees

Thank you to everyone who has sponsored the fruit trees and helped with the planting of the new Community Orchard at Lea Recreation Ground.

New Bench Installed

New Seat

A replacement bench has been installed at the junction of Riber Road and Bakers Lane. The memorial plaque that was attached to the old bench has been transferred.

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.

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.

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

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
  • Transport to Covid-19 vaccination appointments – 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 by the parish council 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