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

Old Horsley

This section of the website is now live. September's article is Horsley School during the Headship of Mr J Priest from 1884 to 1922. Many thanks to St Clements for giving me access to their archives. These can be viewed in the Church on the first Saturday morning of the month and every Monday morning.

Posted: Mon, 16 Sep 2019 14:45 by Jane Holden

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE Smalley Mill Road, Horsley

DERBYSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE Smalley Mill Road, Horsley More »

WHEN: 9th October 2019, 09:30 to 15:30. WHERE:Smalley Mill Road, Horsley between its junction with Wood Lane and a point 850m west of that junction (access to Horsley Lodge Golf Club). REASON: To facilitate vegetation clearance and inspection of telegraph poles. ALTERNATIVE ROUTE: Wood Lane, A609 Main Street, Lady Lea Road 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 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. Mike Ashworth, Strategic Director – Economy, Transport and Environment, County Hall, MATLOCK DE4 3AG » Less

Posted: Thu, 12 Sep 2019 13:13 by Laura Storey

Local Area Coordination

Local Area Coordination

Our Local Area Coordinator is
James Rowland

Email
james.rowland@derbyshire.gov.uk More »

Tel or text:
0797 072 5015

Landline
01629 532049

James has been to several of our community events already and will be at Natter Café on 19th September. Do contact James if you think he could help you, a family member, a friend or a neighbour in the local area.

Local Area Coordination is a way of supporting people with disabilities, mental ill health, older people and their families and carers. It aims to help them to live fulfilling lives, stay safe and be well connected with their local communities.

Local Area Coordinators can help you access and use services, get information and other support you need in your local area. They can also work with you if you are at risk of becoming dependent on services or in danger of reaching a crisis situation.

Local Area Coordinators can help you to build connections with other people, groups and community based services in your area, helping you become more independent and engaged in your local community. » Less

Posted: Tue, 10 Sep 2019 19:16 by Jane Holden