New planting scheme at Holloway Cemetery
The Parish Council’s Cemetery Working Group has recently completed a planting project in front of the Receiving House at Holloway Cemetery, which has made the area more welcoming and attractive to visitors.
Derbyshire Lamp Post Poppy Campaign 2018
The parish council is supporting the Derbyshire Lamp Post Poppy Campaign 2018. Residents are invited to sponsor a poppy at a cost of £3 each. The parish council will collate applications for submission to the Royal British Legion. Anyone interested can contact the parish council. You will then be given further information on how and when to pay. The deadline to register your interest is Monday 25 June 2018.
Derbyshire library service has two mobile libraries, based at Buxton and Long Eaton, serving around 150 communities across the county. These communities are visited once every four weeks and the mobile libraries offer a range of services for everyone including fiction and non-fiction books for adults and children, large print books, books on tape and books on CD as well as a selection of local studies books and information. For more information including routes and schedules click here.
Disruption to Train Services – 22nd July to 7th October 2018
We have been informed of disruption to train services due to Derby train station improvement and re-signalling works. Services affected are Matlock to Derby, Derby to Nottingham, Derby to London and Derby to Chesterfield and Sheffield.
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.
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.
Battle’s Over – A Nation’s Tribute – 11th November 2018
To commemorate the Centenary of the end of the WWI, thousands of beacons will be lit throughout the United Kingdom. The Parish Council are looking at organising a beacon event and would like to hear from groups on how they would like to celebrate the anniversary. Click here for more information
Receiving House Repairs and New Signage at Holloway Cemetery
The Parish Council is pleased to report that repairs to the Receiving House at Holloway Cemetery are now complete. Work has been carried out to the roof and the structure of the building. Broken windows have also been re-glazed. In addition to this, new signage and a new noticeboard have been installed.