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 popular demand. We have now raised £2,000 for Rainbows Children's Hospice! The Darley Abbey Ghost Walk is now monthly...  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 >>

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 >>

Save Allestree Library

Do YOU want a library in Allestree? Derby City Council have plans to save money by limiting the library provision in the City. 4 options have been proposed: A. Keep open Alvaston, Local Studies,...  More >>

North Avenue appeal decision - Residents Triumph

Team effort protects World Heritage Site A Planning Inspector has refused Planning Permission for the development of land in Darley Abbey, because it is unnecessary, would harm the World Heritage Site,...  More >>

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