Welcome to Darley Abbey

Welcome to the Darley Abbey website - a local information portal for Darley Abbey and its community.

Darley Abbey is a small historical village situated between the outskirts of Derby City and the Derbyshire Dales, at the heart of England.

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Darley Abbey Ghost Walk

We have added some new dates to the Darley Abbey ghost walk due to demand. 160 people have joined us on our March and April walks, raising over £1,300 for Rainbows Children's Hospice. The Darley Abbey Ghost...  More >>

Local councillors walkabout

Please note that our local councillors are making themselves available for a walkabout on Wednesday 12th July starting from the junction of Church Lane and South Avenue at 6p.m. This is your chance to speak to them...  More >>

Darley Abbey Day - Thank You

Thanks to you we raised £4,500 (Money is still coming in) £1,500 will go to St Matthew's Church & £3,000 will go towards buying Five, 24/7 Defibrillators to be placed around...  More >>

Victory for Kedleston Voice

Kedleston Voice is delighted that the Hon. Ms Justice Lang has quashed the decision made by the Planning Inspectorate to planning permission for 400 houses on the heritage land adjacent to Kedleston Road, Allestree, Derby....  More >>

Darley Abbey Day 2017

Saturday 10th June 2017  11am - 11pm Darley Abbey Day - The Heart of Darley Abbey As ever we have lots on offer, catering for all tastes, ages, interests & levels of fitness! It will have...  More >>

Alfreton Road Update

Alfreton Road Incinerator Update Readers of this page will recall that we publicised the worrying planning application to set up a waste incinerator on Alfreton Road adjacent to Derby Rugby Club playing...  More >>

Blue Plaque erected to Thomas Evans on the Long Mi...

Yesterday, 25th January, a new Blue Plaque was unveiled on the Long Mill in Darley Abbey to honour the life of Thomas Evans who founded the Boar Head cotton spinning mills in the village in the 1780s. Derby's...  More >>

APPEAL!!! Nature Reserve Information

Is anyone interested in producing a report/document/leaflet containing the history and development of the Darley and Nutwood Nature Reserve in Darley Abbey. If you check, currently it does not appear on any map as if...  More >>

Two way cycling proposed for Darley St and New Roa...

The City Council has put forward proposals to allow cyclists to cycle against the flow of traffic in both Darley Street and New Road which are currently one-way streets. The Council timed the consulatation period...  More >>

Incinerator proposal for Alfreton Road premises

In October 2016 a planning application was submitted to Derby City Council by Envirofusion Ltd to build and test a waste incinerator plant (including the erection of a 20 metre high chimney) on Alfreton Road (to the rear...  More >>

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