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

Moving in day!

Moving in day!

Members of the Village Hall Committee finish moving the furniture into the hall.

Posted: Sun, 14 Jul 2019 12:04 by Jane Holden

Footpath issues

The severely overgrown condition of Footpath 1 from Church View up the steps and along the path at the side of St Clement's was reported to DCC on 2nd July. Following further concerns from parishioners this week, I have reported it again this afternoon and requested a prompt update. If you wish to report an issue yourself then please use the following method. More »

Rights of way - Derbyshire County Council

On the website you can make an enquiry about a promoted route or report a problem. You can locate where the issue is and even upload a photograph. Reporting online ensures your enquiry will be directed to the relevant inspector as quickly as possible. You will be sent a reference number so that you can check the status of your enquiry. » Less

Posted: Sat, 13 Jul 2019 19:22 by Jane Holden

Opening of the new Village Hall

We are pleased to confirm that the new hall will be officially 'opened' on Sunday 28 July at 3.30pm.
The Worshipful the Mayor and Mayoress of the Borough of Amber Valley, Councillor John Walker and Mrs. Angela Walker will 'cut the ribbon'
Cathy Powles, who uses the Hall for her Zumba sessions will be giving a demonstration on the rec. at 4pm. Horsley and Coxbench WI will have a table as will one of our new faces, Karl Duro, who will be having Martial Arts sessions on a Thursday evening, will also be giving a demonstration after Cathy. More »

Those who contributed to the 'Buy a Brick' scheme can see the 90 engraved bricks which are adjacent to the entrance.

For anyone who cannot attend, Marianne Bednall, our Booking Secretary, will open the Hall on Tuesday 30 July between 9.30am and 11am, and again on Thursday 1 August between 2pm and 4pm. for those wishing to look around.

We hope that you will join us celebrating the culmination of 5 years fundraising! » Less

Posted: Sun, 07 Jul 2019 18:35 by Jane Holden