News & Information


Emergency Defibrillator

Emergency Defibrillator

A reminder that there is an emergency Defibrillator available for public use, which is located in the porch of the Florence Nightingale Memorial Hall, Holloway and is accessible at all times.


Temporary Road Closure: Littlemoor Lane, Riber

A temporary road closure is planned for for Littlemoor Lane, Riber from 22-26 June 2020. You can view the order on this link  https://one.network/?tm=117378607


Florence Nightingale’s Bicentenary – 2020

Florence Nightingale

For the last two years, a team at the University of Nottingham has been researching the life and work of Florence Nightingale – building up to an exhibition and a series of events around her bicentenary on 12 May. Click here for details. Also, click here to download a press release from The Nightingale Fellowship and visit the Village website to see details of other local events and activities marking the bicentenary. The parish council is also looking at ways in which to mark the occasion.


Recycling centres to re-open 

Recycling Centres

Household waste recycling centres re opened on 18th May with restrictions in place – but residents are only advised to visit them if they have waste they cannot store safely at home. Click here for details.


Notice – Councillor Vacancies 

Two Parish Councillor vacancies have occurred at Dethick, Lea and Holloway Parish Council. Click here to download the Notice.  If an election is not requested, the Parish Council will advertise the vacancies and look to fill these through the Co-option process. Click here for more information.


Parish Council Meetings

Due to the Coronavirus, parish council meetings are being held by video conference. Members of the public can join the meeting by providing the Parish Clerk with an email address in advance and you will be sent a link to join the meeting at least 10 minutes before it starts. Click here for more information. Upcoming meetings:-

  • Parish Council Meeting – Wednesday 3rd June 2020 – 7.00pm

Click here for Agendas and Minutes.


DLHR Community Support Group  

During the Coronavirus crisis, local support for the residents of Dethick, Lea, Holloway and Riber is available from the DLHR Community Support Group. Anyone who is self-isolating or in need of any help with shopping, prescription collection, help with pets and fuel deliveries etc, can contact the group. Click here for more information.


COVID-19 Derbyshire Community Response Unit 

Derbyshire Community Response Unit 

The Derbyshire Community Response Unit is taking requests for assistance from members of the community who don’t have friends or family able to help them. Help is available for people across the county if they are:

  • Self-isolating because either themselves or a member of the household is at risk
  • Struggling to meet basic needs because of financial, social or health restrictions
  • Pregnant
  • Have underlying health conditions
  • Aged 70 or over.

Services include food shopping, checking up on people who are isolated and collecting and delivering prescriptions. Also, anyone who does not have any family or friends to call on to help with shopping can request an emergency food parcel online or call the Community Response Unit helpline tel: 01629 535091 on Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm and Saturday from 9am to 1pm. Click here for more information.

Click here if you need help

If you want to volunteer: Individuals, community groups, voluntary organisations and businesses can volunteer to join the Derbyshire Community Response Unit. Click here for details.


Online NHS hub for Derbyshire COVID-19 Information

Derbyshire residents can get the latest NHS Covid-19 information while staying safe at home with the launch of a new online hub. A one-stop shop of latest updates, advice, information and direct ‘signposting’ to other helpful websites has been added to the Joined-Up Care Derbyshire hub – Click here to visit the website.


Coronavirus – Support for People and Businesses (From HMRC)

The following informatuon was received from HMRC on 20/3/20: The Chancellor announced further measures to support people and businesses through the period of disruption caused by COVID-19. The Chancellor’s statement can be found at GOV.UK. Updated guidance for employers, businesses and employees is available at:


Coronavirus – Advice and support (From DCC)

Derbyshire County Council has provided guidance and support for residents, employers and businesses. The Derbyshire business emergency relief fund has also been launched. For more information visit the DCC website. Click here for details.


Coronavirus – Advice for Businesses (From AVBC)

Business support, advice and guidance is available and posted here. This includes direct links to other support agencies. This website is updated frequently and you are encouraged to access the available guidance and support, including information relating to accessing business loans, grants and financial support for the self-employed. This is evolving daily, so please check back regularly. Businesses are invited to complete the online form to allow AVBC to keep you informed and to contact you, and cascade further information and support, including business grants as soon as these become live. The Small Business Grant Fund and Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund is now open – Click here for details and make a claim.

Update 10/4/20 – To access a summary of the Coronavirus Business Support Information and Guidance (April 2020) click here.


Derbyshire County Council Community News

Download DCC Community News- Information for local groups, societies, clubs, parish and town councils:-


Temporary Closure of  Play Area – Lea Recreation Ground

Play Area at Lea Recreation Ground

As part of the Government’s response to the Coronavirus, all play areas have been closed. This includes the Parish Council play area at Lea Recreation Ground on Holt Lane. However, the recreation ground itself will remain open.


Undesignated Footpaths

Undesignated Footpaths

As a follow up to last month’s article in the parish magazine regarding undesignated footpaths, a map has been prepared showing three suggested routes in Lea. These are shown on a downloadable map as A-B, C-D and E-F. If you walk any of these paths, or have walked them in the past, please contact any parish councillor, or the parish council, so that this can be recorded. Click here to download the map.


Closure of Lea Road (Between Lea Bridge & Cromford)

Update 1/5/20: Click here to read the latest update from Derbyshire County Council.

Update 1/4/20: The result of the Ground Investigation bore holes has shown that the ground is still moving under the part of the roadway that had appeared to be intact. That means that it will not be possible for the road to be opened even for one-way car traffic as had been hoped. The effects of the Covid-19 crisis also means that the promise of completion of road repairs by the end of the year cannot now be relied upon because the work necessary by consultants and engineering contractors may be delayed.

About the Road Closure: Lea Road is closed between Lea Bridge and Cromford due to a landslip. Click here for details. Diversions are in place. For details of all roadworks and road closures across the county, click here to access the One Network portal.  The photos below show the current situation at Lea Road.

Lea Road Photo 1Lea Road Photo 2


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.


Wildflower Area – Lea Recreation Ground

A wildflower area is planned for Lea Recreation Ground (near the upper picnic table). This will require an area of grass to be left unmown so it can thrive, look attractive and attract pollinators and other insects and wildlife. Look out for it in 2020/2021!


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.


Time Swap – Swap time not money!

Time Swap is an initiative that encourages local communities to help each other by sharing time and talents. As a Time Swap member you can earn ‘time’ by doing things in your community that you enjoy, or are good at, to help other people. You can then spend that time on getting help from other people with something that you find difficult or someone in your community could teach you a new skill.  Click here for more information


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