News & Information

AVBC Garden Waste Collection Service

Update 23/7/21: Due to operational issues, the Amber Valley Borough Council garden waste collection service has been suspended with immediate effect – Visit the AVBC website for the latest update

Amber Valley Borough Local Plan – Alternative Spatial Strategy Options For Housing and Economic Growth (Regulation 18 Consultation)

As part of the preparation of the new Local Plan for Amber Valley, Amber Valley Borough Council has agreed alternative spatial strategy options for housing and economic growth, for the purposes of consultation and engagement in accordance with Regulation 18 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012 (as amended). Details of the alternative spatial strategy options, how and by when any representations can be made and where to view other relevant documents, will be available on the Borough Council’s website from 4.30 pm on Thursday 8 July 2021, via this link. All representations should be received by no later than 4.30pm on Thursday 30 September 2021.

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 on Church Street, Holloway.

Lea Road Closure (Between Lea Bridge & Cromford)

Lea Road

Update 18/6/21: The contractor has said that the sewer that runs beneath the site has been found to be displaced and Severn Trent Water are undertaking emergency repairs. As a result, the anticipated end date for the scheme is now the 19th November 2021. 

Upcoming Parish Council Meetings

  • Wed. 4th August 2021 – 7pm 
  • Wed. 1st September 2021 – 7pm

Meetings will be held in the Florence Nightingale Memorial Hall, Holloway. Agendas and Minutes and Covid-19 Risk Assessment

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

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.

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

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).

    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.

    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 & 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.

    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.

    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

    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