News & Information


Lea Road Closure (Between Lea Bridge & Cromford)

Lea Road

Update 13/4/21: The contractor has confirmed that they are making steady progress and are on course to complete the work as planned in Autumn 2021.


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. More information and how to apply. The closing date for applications is 4pm on Friday 28th May 2021.


Further Parish Councillor Vacancy

A further Parish Councillor vacancy has occurred on Dethick, Lea and Holloway Parish Council. Click here to download the notice. If an election is not requested, the vacancy will be advertised and filled by the Parish Council in due course.


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. 


Neighbourhood Plan Referendum – Thur 6th May 2021

The Dethick, Lea and Holloway Neighbourhood Plan referendum is on Thursday 6th May 2021. Click here for further information. You can also visit the Village website. DON’T FORGET TO VOTE on this document which will influence the planning process for the next 15 years.


Road Closure: Sledgegate Lane, Lea – 26th-30th April 2021

A road closure is planned for Sledgegate Lane, Lea – 26th-30th April – More


Upcoming Meetings

  • Wed. 5th May 2021 – 6.30pm – Annual Parish Meeting
  • Wed. 5th May 2021 – 7pm – Annual Parish Council Meeting

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 – More


Community Newsletters from AVBC & DCC

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

Children’s activities at Easter

Easter holiday activities

Crich Patients’ Participation Group are organising Easter activities for children – More


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


Have your say on ward boundaries for Amber Valley 

Take part in a ten week public consultation on proposals for new council wards and ward boundaries for Amber Valley Borough Council. The consultation closes on 3 May 2021. More


Guide to benefits and credits following redundancy

Download the DUWC guide to benefits and credits following redundancy


Climate Change Working Group Questionnaire

Please help the newly formed Climate Action Group to understand the climate issues of concern to you and develop appropriate action plans for the parish, by completing and returning the questionnaire below. Completed questionnaires should be returned by the end of March – More


Derbyshire Home from Hospital Support Service

The Derbyshire Home from Hospital Service provides practical support for vulnerable people leaving hospital, or those living at home but at risk of being admitted – 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.


Worried about energy bills this winter?

  • Click here to download a flyer about energy efficiency and tips on keeping warm
  • Click here to download a leaflet from Citizens Advice Derbyshire Districts

    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).


    Climate Change Working Group

    The parish council has 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 and click here for the latest news article.


    Safety in rural areas  

    A booklet has been launched, which gives advice on a range of issues such as theft, fire and personal safety in a bid to target countryside crime and emergencies in Derbyshire – More


    Covid-19 Advice & Signposting 

    • Latest Government advice & Roadmap out of lockdown – 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

    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.


    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.


    The Play Area is Open

    Play Area - Lea Recreation Ground

    The play area at Lea Recreation Ground is open. 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 Open – 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.


    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.


    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