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.

Latest News

Census Questions

Even before Covid-19 arrived Census 2021 was planned to be a Digital First Census with most people completing the form online. ONS now has no expectation that it will be possible to provide face-to-face help to people to complete Census forms. Census Support Centres cannot at this time be classed as an "essential" service. Census Support Centre staff will not be able to support residents complete their Census questionnaire due to security and confidentiality restrictions. More »

It is hoped that most people will be able to complete their form themselves online or with the help of a family member. Each address in the country will be sent a 12 digit household access code to enter at www.census.gov.uk. It will also be possible to get help, a paper questionnaire or to complete on the telephone at the ONS Contact Centre: 0800 141 2021 this number will be operating from 1st March. » Less

Posted: Tue, 23 Feb 2021 07:16 by Laura Storey

New local health apps library to manage your health and wellbeing from home manage your health and wellbeing from home

Online and digital health and wellbeing services have seen a huge boom in recent years but with thousands of apps out there it can be hard to know what is trustworthy. More »

That's why Derbyshire County Council has been working in partnership with The Organisation for the Review of Care and Health Apps (ORCHA) to develop a new digital apps library.

Health and care professionals and Derbyshire residents can now search and download from 100s of quality assured health and wellbeing apps.

All of the apps on the new library have undergone rigorous checks by ORCHA to ensure that they are of the highest possible quality.

All the apps have been reviewed against over 300 criteria including ease of use, clinical/professional assurance and data and privacy.

Apps include help with mental wellbeing, healthy lifestyles and even long-term condition management.

Visit the new website at derbyshire.orcha.co.uk and search and compare apps for FREE. » Less

Posted: Mon, 15 Feb 2021 12:37 by Laura Storey

Amber Valley Updates February 2021

Amber Valley Updates February 2021

Posted: Sun, 14 Feb 2021 09:07 by Laura Storey