Horsley Parish Council

Serving the people of Horsley

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

Tel: 07941 052009

  • Horsley Lodge

    Horsley Lodge

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, an over 60's club 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 and St. James, 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

Horsley Village Hall

Horsley Village Hall

The new hall is almost complete and the official opening is planned for 3pm on Sunday 28 July

Posted: Sat, 08 Jun 2019 10:24 by Laura Storey

Speedwatch Volunteers

Just a quick introduction, I'm the new PCSO supervisor for Amber Valley and I've being given the task to set up Community Speedwatch in area's which wish to have one. More »

If this is something that your parish would be interested in please see the below.

Going forward we need a minimum core of six which includes someone willing to become a speedwatch co-ordinator for the area who will be in charge of organising dates for when speedwatch is run. When these individuals have being identified then they will have to attend a training day (a few hours) where everyone is able to attend together where the roles and responsibilities are explain and agreed.

Each suggested location has to be agreed by the local SNT as there is tick list to where and when a speedwatch can take place as some areas where we have an issue isn't always a viable and safe location for a speedwatch.

We only have one set of equipment for the whole of Amber Valley currently so if funds allow we would like each area to fund their own equipment or fund shared equipment for their local area between parish's for example. As you can imagine logistically having one set of equipment isn't ideal for an area the size of Amber Valley and if we get a number of community speedwatch groups up and running we aren't always able offer the equipment if it has being booked out by other groups.

Any further questions please don't hesitate to contact me further.

Regards

PCSO Supervisor 12778 Daniel Frederickson

Amber Valley SNT

North Division

Derbyshire Constabulary

Tel: 101

E-mail: daniel.frederickson.12778@derbyshire.pnn.police.uk

Web: http://www.derbyshire.police.uk » Less

Posted: Fri, 07 Jun 2019 10:37 by Laura Storey

Notification of Improvement Works to the Noise Fence on the A38 at Rawson Green, Derbyshire

Our ref: 569228
Highways England
Stirling House (Area 7),
Lakeside Court,
Osier Drive,
Sherwood Business Park,
Nottingham, NG15 0DS
www.highwaysengland.co.uk
June 2019
Letter
Dear Sir or Madam
Notification of Improvement Works to the Noise Fence on the A38 at Rawson Green, Derbyshire
Following on from my previous correspondence, I am writing to update you regarding the above scheme. Due to unforeseen circumstances, we have had to delay the planned start date.
When will this work take place?
Work will start on Monday, 24 June and be completed by Friday, 16 August.
Please note that all our planned roadworks are subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.
How will it affect traffic?
To minimise inconvenience to the travelling public, we will carry out the majority of our works overnight from 8pm to 6am, Monday to Friday. To maintain a safe environment for our workforce and motorists, the southbound carriageway will be closed between the A610 (Ripley) and the B6179, Derby Road, (Coxbench) while we work.
To minimise disruption to residents, we have planned for our noisiest work to be completed between 6am and 8pm on Saturday 29 June and Sunday 30 June. We will close the nearside (lane 1) on the southbound carriageway during this weekend. Lane 2 will remain open, with a speed restriction in place for safety reasons.
During the night time road closures, we will put in place fully signed diversion routes which have been agreed with the local authority. All carriageways will be open as usual outside of our working times.
We apologise for any disruption the roadworks may cause you. We will do our very best to complete the work as quickly as possible, keeping disturbances and noise to a minimum.
Continued..
Contact us
If you have any questions about our work, please call our 24-hour Highways England Customer Contact Line on 0300 123 5000. You can also email us at info@highwaysengland.co.uk for the attention of East Midlands Asset Delivery.
Yours faithfully,
East Midlands Operations Directorate
Highways England

Posted: Thu, 06 Jun 2019 10:36 by Laura Storey