Horsley Parish Council

Serving the people of Horsley

Clerk/RFO: Laura Storey
P O Box 8108, Derby
Derbyshire DE1 0ZU

Tel: 07941 052009

Horsley Parish Council provides your local services. We strive to make Horsley a better place to live, work and play. Our website includes a wealth of information about how we conduct business and what we do. Use the search or browse the site to find whatever you are looking for. If you can't find the information you require then please contact us.

Horsley is a small, charming Derbyshire village situated 5 miles north of Derby in the Amber Valley area. It has a population of less than 500 and its main street is lined with mature trees. It has a church, a village green with chestnut tree, a primary school, a pub and a quality golf course (with a restaurant and function room) on the outskirts.

Horsley has a flourishing community with a bowls club, a monthly Ladies Night and a W.I. It has an active parish council and walking is a popular activity with some beautiful surrounding countryside.

Horsley boasts one of the most attractive village churches in the county, sitting on a hill, set amongst flowers and trees. Dedicated to St. Clement, it also serves the communities of Coxbench and Kilburn. It dates back to the 13th century but has been restored and altered much over the years. It has a strongly buttressed 14th century tower and spire, a pretty porch with a medieval crucifix and a lovely array of windows with the 15th century clerestory under a handsome parapet of battlements and pinnacles.

The present Church of England school opened in 1828, enlarged in 1874 and is still thriving today. The village pub is called the Coach and Horses, serving food as well as alcohol. There was another pub in Horsley called the Ship Inn, which dated back to 1625, but this is now a private house.

The village possess two rare features. Firstly the stone pillar box on French Lane. It is unique in Derbyshire and possibly England. Second, three fountains given to the village in 1824 by the Rev. Sitwell, a relative of the Sitwells of Stainsby Hall in nearby Smalley. He had arranged for spring water to be pumped from the Old Hills to the village. The fountains are called Blanche, Rosamund and Sophia.

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Police and Crime Commissioner Spotlight newsletter

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Kind Regards

Joshua Mycroft

Apprentice– Police and Crime Commissioner

Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Derbyshire

Tel: 0300 122 6154 (external), (Internal 17546)

Email: joshua.mycroft.17546@derbyshire.pnn.police.uk

Web: http://www.derbyshire-pcc.gov.uk

Address: Police and Crime Commissioner for Derbyshire, Butterley Hall, Ripley, Derbyshire, DE5 3RS » Less

Posted: Wed, 24 Jun 2020 12:29 by Laura Storey

Gold Card Update

Changes to Gold Cards

Derbyshire County Council has announced temporary changes to the Gold Card scheme allowing elderly and disabled passengers free bus travel in the County. More »

Since March, Gold Card holders have been able to travel for free before 9.30am. This will change from Monday 15 June. Gold Card users will now be expected to pay to travel before 9.30am to allow spaces on public transport for key workers.

Travel will remain free for Gold Card users after 9.30am.

More information is available on the Derbyshire County Council website: Changes to Gold Card service » Less

Posted: Sat, 13 Jun 2020 12:02 by Laura Storey

Thank you

Thank you

A big thank you to all those that helped to move the goal posts on Horsley Recreation Ground today. It is much appreciated.

Posted: Tue, 09 Jun 2020 19:22 by Laura Storey