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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Volunteers needed for COVID-19 vaccination centre

Can you help?

Kilburn and Denby Neighbourhood Watch are in urgent need of volunteers as Amber Pharmacy is to open a COVID-19 Vaccination Centre and their role is to provide support volunteers to ensure the smooth running of the vaccination centre from 27th January for 6 months. More »

At this point we have been asked not to advertise the exact location and we would ask that you DO NOT contact the pharmacy in relation to booking an appointment as a new national booking site is due to go live in due course.

Please follow the link attached to this post if you would like to take up a non clinical role at the vaccination Centre. Shared Calendars will be updated on a weekly basis and the shifts will be at the times below:

Wednesday - Sunday
07:30am- 12 noon
11:30am- 4pm
3:30pm- 8pm

*Other volunteering hours will be available on a case by case basis based on personal commitments*
There will be a volunteer familiarization session, full ppe, travel expenses and meal provided.
for any other enquiries, please email our dedicated email address HWVaccinationCentreVolunteers@outlook.com or ring 07756762192. » Less

Posted: Sun, 24 Jan 2021 14:16 by Jane Holden


As part of the preparation of a new Amber Valley Borough Local Plan, Amber Valley Borough Council has commissioned the BE Group to undertake an Employment Land Review for the Borough. The Review will form part of the evidence base to inform the Local plan, by providing a comprehensive assessment of the supply of and the need and demand for office, industrial and warehouse space across the whole of the Borough. It will update a similar study, also completed by the BE Group, in 2016. As part of the Review, the BE Group will be consulting with key stakeholders and are seeking the views of all Parish/Town Councils in the Borough regarding the supply of and demand/need for employment sites and premises in each parish. For example, there may be existing buildings or sites within your parish that you would wish to see redeveloped, or you may consider there is a need to provide more local employment opportunities. Other possible concerns could relate to: More »

  • The impacts of the Covid-19 Pandemic on the local economy
  • A need for more sites for employment development
  • A requirement for an improved supply of office/industrial premises
  • A desire to attract employers to your area
  • A wish to encourage more people to work locally
  • The protection of the local area from unwanted development.

These are just examples. It is recognised that each Parish/Town Council varies in size, population, employment activity, etc. and may therefore have differing views or issues. It is also recognised that some Parish/Town Councils have prepared or are preparing Neighbourhood Plans which may set out policies on the economy. However, we would still wish to gain your views directly on the important matters relating to the Local Plan Review. The Borough Council would therefore be grateful to receive any comments you may wish to make. These should be provided directly to the BE Group, ideally by email to chriswilson@begroup.uk.com or alternatively in writing to BE Group, 1st Floor, 501 Birchwood One Business Park, Dewhurst Road, Birchwood, Warrington WA3 7GB.

The BE Group look forward to hearing from you, but should you require any further clarification, please contact Chris Wilson at the BE Group at the email address above, or by telephone on 01925 822112, or Derek Stafford at Amber Valley Borough Council, either by email at derek.stafford@ambervalley.gov.uk, or by telephone on 01773 841581.

Please provide any responses by 26 March 2021.

Yours sincerely

Derek Stafford

Assistant Director (Planning) » Less

Posted: Thu, 21 Jan 2021 17:04 by Laura Storey


WHEN: 22nd February 2021 only (08:00 to 17:00). WHERE: Sandy Lane, Coxbench in its entirety. REASON: To facilitate water supply renewal works. ALTERNATIVE ROUTE: Coxbench Road, Smalley Mill Road, Wood Lane, Cloves Hill, Brackley Gate and vice versa. Access will be maintained, whenever reasonably possible, on the affected length of road. The road will re-open as soon as the work is finished. This may be earlier than advertised. Derbyshire County Council apologises for any inconvenience caused while work takes place. Anyone needing further information should ring Call Derbyshire on 01629 533190. The County Council intends to make/has made an Order under Section 14 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (as amended) to prohibit its use by traffic. Tim Gregory, Director – Economy, Transport and Environment, County Hall, MATLOCK DE4 3AG

Posted: Mon, 11 Jan 2021 08:40 by Laura Storey