About

The Parish of Dethick, Lea and Holloway

The Parish has approximately 1100 people and 470 households and is located within the borough of Amber Valley in Derbyshire. The following Parish maps and documents are available to download:-

Map of the Parish

Map of the Parish (Alternative Version)

Map of Parish (Showing surrounding parish areas)

Map showing Public Rights of Way

Map showing Public Rights of Way (With path numbers)

Map showing the World Heritage Site

Map showing the World Heritage Site Buffer

Map showing the Conservation Area

Dethick, Lea and Holloway Conservation Area Character Statement


Fact Sheets & FAQ’s

Leashaw

The Parish Council has created some fact sheets and FAQ’s containing useful information for residents. See below for details:-

‘Our Beautiful Trees’ – Click here to download.

Article 4 FAQ’s – Click here to download.


The Parish Council

The PC is made up of 9 Councillors who are elected every four years plus the Parish Clerk. Members then elect a Chair every year. The Chair has no executive power, which belongs to the whole council.

The responsibilities of the Parish Council fall under 3 broad areas:

  1. the maintenance and development of facilities owned by the Parish Council. These facilities include Lea Recreation Ground and Play Area, Holloway Cemetery, the Memorial Gardens and the War Memorial. The Parish Council also maintain the public toilets on Church Street, Holloway.
  2. reviewing and commenting on planning applications. However, this view is not binding on the decision made by Amber Valley Borough Council
  3. other issues of public interest which it believes it should take up on behalf of local residents.

The Parish Council normally meets on the 1st Wednesday of every month at 7 pm in the Florence Nightingale Memorial Hall. Actual dates of meetings can be viewed here. Members of the public are always welcome to attend these meetings to gain a better understanding of the issues and how they are addressed and to hold the Councillors to account. There is a 15 minute period of public participation at the beginning of each meeting during which parishioners are entitled to raise any issue of concern, drawing this to the attention of the Council.

The Parish Clerk is the primary adviser to the council and fulfills the roles of Responsible Financial Officer (RFO) and Proper Officer of the Council.