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

Community Response Unit

A Community Response Unit for Derbyshire is being established as part of the Government's plan to have a network of 'hubs' across the country. These will provide targeted support for those people who are at very high risk of severe illness from coronavirus (COVID-19), because of an underlying health condition, and don't have access to help from friends, family or trusted neighbours. Derbyshire County Council will be the administrative unit delivering the hub with the assistance of the district and parish councils and volunteers. The focus will be on providing access to food, medicines and other supplies in the first instance but they will also be given wide-ranging advice including about support from councils for daily living. More »

Posted: Thu, 26 Mar 2020 08:25 by Laura Storey

Recreation Ground

Recreation Ground

Regrettably following Government advice the play equipment on the recreation ground will not be available in the immediate future.

Posted: Tue, 24 Mar 2020 19:39 by Jane Holden

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

As most parishioners will be engaging in social distancing this guide may be useful. More »

Many of the regular activities and planned events which take place in the Village Hall are now being cancelled. Please check the 'What's on?' section of the website as this is changing on a daily basis.

All providers of regular activities have been contacted and as decisions are made we will update the calendar. » Less

Posted: Wed, 18 Mar 2020 10:05 by Jane Holden