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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MESSAGE TO DERBYSHIRE RESIDENTS FROM DERBYSHIRE’S PUBLIC HEALTH DIRECTOR

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30 October 2020

Urgent information for local groups, societies, clubs, parish and town councils – please share widely. Thank you

MESSAGE TO DERBYSHIRE RESIDENTS FROM DERBYSHIRE'S PUBLIC HEALTH DIRECTOR

Hello, I'm Dean Wallace, Director of Public Health for Derbyshire.

It's my job to protect the health of Derbyshire people and a huge part of mine, and my team's work, is to help prevent the spread of coronavirus in our communities.

Despite all of our best efforts in sticking to the rules and doing the right thing, confirmed cases continue to rise across the county as they are nationally.

From tomorrow, the whole of Derbyshire will be placed on the Government's tier 2 'high' Covid alert and I'm urging everyone in your community to follow the tighter 'lockdown' rules to help avoid the county being moved to the even higher tier 3 level.

As well as following the national guidance to wash hands, make space and cover your face, the following Government restrictions will be in place:

  • people shouldn't mix indoors with anyone who isn't in their household or support bubble – whether at home, someone else's home, pubs, restaurants, hotels or other hospitality venues, leisure venues or shops
  • outdoors, people should stick to the rule of 6, including children.
  • if going on holiday, this should only be with the people they live with or that are in their support bubble
  • family and friends can provide informal childcare as part of a childcare bubble - the bubble is limited to two households only so that informal childcare is provided by the same carers each time
  • people can only visit care homes in exceptional circumstances
  • all businesses, leisure facilities and other places which are allowed to open by law can remain open providing they meet COVID-19 secure guidance
  • pubs, bars restaurants and other hospitality venues close at 10pm - drive-through services, click and collect and delivery services can continue after 10pm

I realise that these extra restrictions will be frustrating but if anyone is under the illusion that they're not at risk, I'm afraid they're wrong. You only have to look at what's happening over the border in places like Manchester, Sheffield and Nottingham to know that this isn't over.

I'd like to ask you all to summon your famous Derbyshire spirit and follow this guidance to keep yourself and your loved ones safe – particularly as we're seeing a lot of community transmission.

Test and Trace data should continue to be collected in venues such as pubs, restaurants and cafes.

And for parents and carers it also means making sure teenagers and young people are following the rules as they can pass the virus on to elderly or vulnerable relatives.

We all have a duty to do what we can to stop the spread of this contagious virus so our children can keep on learning, for example, and to protect our health and care staff looking after vulnerable people and ensuring people can still access routine or vital hospital treatment.

I'm really proud of the way our communities have supported each other through this epidemic but we simply cannot afford to take our eye off the ball.

You can find out more about the restrictions or to sign up for coronavirus news, guidance and support for your area at www.derbyshire.gov.uk/covidmeasures

Visit www.derbyshire.gov.uk/coronaviruscases for more information about cases in Derbyshire and for information on how to stay safe go to www.derbyshire.gov.uk/coronavirus

Thanks for your time – let's Do this for Derbyshire.

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Posted: Fri, 30 Oct 2020 16:49 by Laura Storey

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