Horsley Parish Council

Serving the people of Horsley

Clerk/RFO: Laura Storey
P O Box 8108, Derby
Derbyshire DE1 0ZU

Tel: 07941 052009

Horsley Village Hall

Very slowly, the Village Hall is coming back to life. Working within the Government guidelines for Village Halls and Community buildings, events will re-commence from mid- August.

We have lots of air spray, cleaning fluids for surfaces, sanitiser and paper towels (to replace the electric hand dryers). So, we are well organised to ensure between bookings the hall is refreshed – and virus free.

During this quiet period, we have changed the heating system to bring heat into the hall at a lower level and purchased a sound limiter. Both of these will solve existing problems.

We have given the outside wood another coat of fire-resistant material and are currently staining it. Now that the house next to us is almost complete, we have stoned the area between the path and the house wall as you enter the Hall. Although completed last year, thanks to our President, John Kirkland, the acoustics are now first class following significant equipment to buffer the sound. The notice board has been relocated to a site as you take the path to enter the building on Church St.

So, we are ready to welcome you back!

This note gives details of the return of the Natter Café – we hope it gives the chance, every couple of weeks, for people who are stuck at home to spend a little time with other like-minded people. Carole McBride will be organising the events, please note that from 15th September it will be from 1.30pm - 3.30pm.

Inevitably our costs have continued but we are very grateful that the Government, in all of their help, did not forget Village Halls and Community Centres. The £10,000 grant we were able to claim has been a lifeline after the costs incurred in getting the building open last year.

The Fashion Show and Race Night in November remain in doubt and are unlikely to be held if the maximum numbers in the Hall remain at 30.

We do have some new faces coming – Slimming World will be in the Hall on Wednesdays and we are tying up arrangements for a Dance School to use the Hall on Monday and Tuesday. Tai Kwon-do and Pilates are also returning in September.

So, we look forward to seeing you soon in the safe surroundings of -




The current wall includes over 50 bricks with names on celebrating the new hall.

A number of people have asked 'can I now buy a brick?"

If we can get 7 people, we can extend the wall by a row.

A brick costs £45 – if you have an interest, please e-mail David Pinion – pinion880@gmail.com

Once there is sufficient interest, full details will be forwarded.

Thank you to everyone who came along and supported the Village Fete and Garage Sale on Saturday. We had a great afternoon with a good variety of stalls and it was lovely to see so many neighbours and friends. It felt quite normal in these strange Covid times. A brilliant £466 was raised for the Village Hall from our stalls, raffle and refreshments. So good to see people enjoying the hall and the rec.


will reopen for


from 1 AUGUST 2020

All bookings to meet current Government restrictions

- maximum 30 people in attendance

- no live music

There will also be restrictions on kitchen use

For more information contact -


(Booking Secretary)


07540 358599

Horsley 4 Mile Race and Fun Run

Sadly, due to continuing social distancing restrictions, we have had to cancel the 2020 Horsley 4 Mile Race and Fun Run which was rescheduled for Sunday 20th September. We're very disappointed at not being able to hold this popular annual village event, as many of you will be.

However, the good news is that we have a date in the diary for 2021 - Sunday May 16th - and look forward to seeing you then. No excuses for insufficient training time!

Please see the 'What's on?' section of this site for the event diary and more details.


Bookings for the Hall - which can accommodate up to 30 people (during coronavirus restrictions) - for meetings, parties (the Hall also has an alcohol license), events and general use can be made by contacting Marianne Bednall (Booking Secretary) at marianneb454@gmail.com or on 01332 781823. General enquiries regarding the Hall should be made to David Pinion (Secretary/Treasurer) at pinion880@gmail.com or on 01332 880028.

Now under way - Sunday nights 6pm - 8.30pm

Newcomers welcome and help available. Please spread the word - we would love to see some faces from the Village there as well as from the Bowls Club!

A great atmosphere at the Barn Dance

The Natter Café open to all from 2.30 - 4.30pm on the first and third TUESDAYS of the month. Drop in for a quick cuppa or stay for longer and chat with friends and locals.

Contacts with addresses, phone numbers and emails (click image to enlarge)

Local Area Coordination

Local Area Coordination

Our Local Area Coordinator is
James Rowland


Tel or text:
0797 072 5015

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.

Official Opening

The hall was officially 'opened' on Sunday 28th July at 3.30pm.The Worshipful the Mayor and Mayoress of the Borough of Amber Valley, Councillor John Walker and Mrs Angela Walker 'cut the ribbon'.

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

Management Committee Inaugural Dinner