Parish Councillor Vacancies (Two)
Do you want to make a positive difference to the community and influence decisions that effect the Parish? If so, why not become a Parish Councillor! Two Parish Councillor vacancies are currently available. Click here for more information and details of how to apply. The closing date for applications is 4pm on Friday 24th July 2020.
Re-opening of the Play Area – Lea Recreation Ground
In line with government guidance, the play area at Lea Recreation Ground has now re-opened. 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 – 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.
Notice of Public Rights and Publication of Unaudited Annual Governance and Accounability Return (AGAR)
- Notice of Public Rights and Publication of Unaudited AGAR 2019-20
- Section 1 – Annual Governance Statement 2019-20
- Section 2 – Accounting Statements 2019-20
Florence Nightingale’s Bicentenary – 2020
Florence Nightingale is a name that we feel particularly proud of in our Parish and to celebrate this, the 200th year since she was born here, one of the working groups of the Parish Council has been researching ways that we can commemorate this important event. We look forward to hearing any comments that you have about these ideas. Click here for details.
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.
- 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
Wildflower Area – Lea Recreation Ground
A wildflower area has been created at 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 next time you visit!
Recycling centres have re-opened
Household waste recycling centres re-opened on 18th May with restrictions in place. Click here for details.
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 5th August 2020 – 7.00pm
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. Face coverings are now available – Click here for details.
COVID-19 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
- 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.
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.
- Covid-19 Support in Amber Valley – 30/4/20
- Community Update- Amber Valley – 27.04.20
- Community Update- Amber Valley – 26.05.20
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 Community Newsletters from Derbyshire County Council:-
- DCC Community News – April 2020
- DCC Community News – 1/5/20
- DCC Community News – 18/5/20
- DCC Community News – 3.6.20
- DCC Community News – 17/6/20
- Lea Green and White Hall Centre News
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 7/7/20: DCC confirmed they are still waiting for the Ground Investigation options report. Delays have been suffered in the laboratory testing that follows on from the on-site works due to Covid-19 and lockdown. A draft version of the report will be available shortly and at that point there will be a clearer path forward.
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.
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.
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