News & Information

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022


The parish council has decided to organise a ‘Big Jubilee Lunch’ street party on Sunday 5th June 2022. The idea is to close off Church Street and create a venue for people to bring their own food and drink, whilst enjoying some street entertainment and events for the children. We need volunteers to help organise the event. Anyone interested should email Steve Dewhirst –

Parish Councillor Vacancies

Make a change, become a Parish Councillor: Are you passionate about our community? Your Parish Council has two vacancies for active, interested people to join us, so we can continue to make a difference to our beautiful parish. The closing date for applications is 4pm on Friday 29th October 2021 More information and how to apply

AVBC Garden Waste Collection Service

Update 21/9/21: The AVBC garden waste collection service will be re-starting from Monday 27th September – Visit the AVBC website for more information

Lea Road Closure (Between Lea Bridge & Cromford)

Lea Road

Update from DCC 14/10/21: The platform and slopes continue to be monitored daily by Eurovia to check for signs of movement. Further design and assessment work has been commissioned and Eurovia has employed an independent expert to support their plans, and re-open the site. Due to the complexity of the engineering challenges a new specialist subcontractor has been brought in and works are due to recommence in November. We are currently in discussions with this specialist to agree their programme of works and once agreed we will advise on the revised completion date.  It is important to note that no additional costs associated with the new specialist subcontractor, specialist surveys or works will be added to this project. We thank you for your ongoing patience with this scheme, and remain committed to keeping you informed and delivering this complex, but important project.

Upcoming Parish Council Meetings

  • Wed. 3rd November 2021 – 7pm
  • Wed. 1st December 2021 – 7pm

Meetings will be held in the Florence Nightingale Memorial Hall, Holloway. Agendas and Minutes 

Report a highway problem

Click here to report a highway problem to Derbyshire County Council such as:-

  • pot holes
  • road markings
  • kerb damage
  • loose chippings 
  • obstructions
  • missing, damaged, raised or sunken ironwork

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.

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.

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

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).

    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.

    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