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. More information and how to apply. The closing date for applications is 4pm on Monday 29th March 2021.


Next Parish Council meeting – Wed. 7th April 2021 – 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 – 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


Census 2021 

Census 2021

Households across Derbyshire will soon be asked to take part in Census 2021. Census day will be on 21st March, but households across the country will receive letters with online codes allowing them to take part from early March – More. The Office for National Statistics is recruiting over 35,000 field staff – 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

    Lea Road Closure (Between Lea Bridge & Cromford)

    Photo of closure of Lea Road

    Update 12/2/21: Derbyshire County Council have confirmed that their contractors are having welfare facilities delivered to site on Thur 18th February. From that point there will be no access for pedestrians and cyclists until the works are complete (16 weeks).


    Road Closure: Sledgegate Lane, Lea 

    A road closure is planned for Sledgegate Lane, Lea – 22 to 24 March 2021 – More


    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).


    New entrance signs for Holloway

    Holloway Gateway Signs

    To commemorate Florence Nightingale’s bicentenary in 2020, the Parish Council has arranged for four new entrance signs for Holloway, which celebrate her links with the village.  These will be installed in the coming weeks.


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

    Parish Council Finances 2021/22

    Message from the Chair of the parish council regarding finances 2021/22 – 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.


    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