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

A message to Town and Parish Councils from Derbyshire County Council

You may be aware that the Government is expected to release plans for council reorganisation in the coming weeks and, as you would expect, significant work has been taking place in Derbyshire for some time to prepare. More »

We are wholly focused on achieving the best possible results for Derbyshire's people, communities and businesses. It is vital that Derbyshire and the wider East Midlands region does not miss the opportunity to get our fair share of funding and is at the front of the queue for much-needed investment. Staying as we are, in traditional structures, is not an option. We have been working closely with our district and borough council partners on a new way of working together called Vision Derbyshire. We want this to continue and it is our preferred route to getting a deal with Government. We do, however, need to prepare for every eventuality. If the Vision Derbyshire approach does not meet the Government's requirements, or all of the councils involved cannot agree to the changes that must happen in terms of governance, then the county council will have to explore the possibility of creating a unitary council to keep the historic county of Derbyshire together. Alongside this, we also intend to be part of a bid to establish an East Midlands Combined Authority to support recovery, resilience and prosperity in the region. Special Council and Full Council papers to this effect will be released this afternoon on the Derbyshire County Council website. Clearly there is a long way to go before any change takes place and we won't know our direction until after the Government has released more information over the coming weeks. If we do not act decisively now we will likely miss the once in a generation opportunities before us and may have no say in what happens to our county and how it is governed. We, as local authorities in Derbyshire, need to be masters of our own future for the good of the residents and communities we work alongside. » Less

Posted: Thu, 17 Sep 2020 14:02 by Laura Storey

Flood Risk Information and FAQs document for Lower Kilburn.

Flood Risk Information and FAQs document for Lower Kilburn. This has been created following flooding events earlier this year.

Posted: Wed, 09 Sep 2020 14:16 by Laura Storey

Horsley 4 Mile Race and Fun Run

Sadly, due to continuing social distancing restrictions, we have had to cancel the 2020 Horsley 4 Mile Race and Fun Run which was rescheduled for Sunday 20th September. We're very disappointed at not being able to hold this popular annual village event, as many of you will be. More »

However, the good news is that we have a date in the diary for 2021 - Sunday May 16th - and look forward to seeing you then. No excuses for insufficient training time! » Less

Posted: Sat, 25 Jul 2020 09:20 by Jane Holden