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Traffic Chaos

Thank to to Rona C who has told us that there has been a major accident on the A52 this side of Brailsford and the road will be closed until around 10.00. There are traffic jams in Ashbourne, possibly as a consequence.

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The Parish Council has received a number of comments about potholes in and around the village. The Parish Council has no powers to deal with these are they are the responsibility of the Highways Authority, Derbyshire County Council. They do respond to problems logged on their website which can be reached here.


If you wish to log an issue and are unable to this site the Parish Clerk can assist you.


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Burst Water Main

Thank you Karen R for letting us know there is a burst water main in Smithy Lane opposite Hallgates. This was reported to Severn Trent at about 6.30am and as of 8am the engineers had still not arrived.

Do let people know of any updates by adding comments below. To contact us at, it is best to use the email

Update 9.45am SevernTrent have undertaken a temporary repair, stemming the tide.

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More Sheep Out

We have been informed that the ewe and 2 lambs reported as being out on Thursday have now increased to 2 ewes and 4 lambs. Be careful as you leave the village towards the B5056.

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B5056 Reopens

We have receive this update from DCC:

A road near Brassington has reopened after a lorry ran into a bridge causing extensive damage yesterday (Wednesday 17 April). But a stretch of Derbyshire County Council’s High Peak Trail which was carried over the B5056 by the bridge remains closed.

The county council removed the bridge to make it safe following the incident and is now investigating whether alternative measures can be put in place to allow trail users to use the full length of the High Peak Trail again.

Councillor Simon Spencer, Derbyshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways, Transport and Infrastructure, said:

“The High Peak Trail is popular with walkers, cyclists and horse riders and we’re looking at what potential measures we can put in place to allow people to keep enjoying this well-used section of the route while the bridge is rebuilt.”The High Peak Trail stretches 17.5 miles from High Peak Junction near Cromford to Dowlow near Buxton. Middleton Top Visitor Centre and car park will remain open allowing visitors to access the High Peak trail down to High Peak Junction and the Cromford Canal.

The High Peak Trail will remain open to just beyond Harborough Rocks where the Limestone Way crosses the Trail. This closure will be in place up to where the trail crosses the B5056.

Visitors can also park at Minninglow or Parsley Hay which are at the other side of the closure.

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B5056 blocked at Longcliffe


A lorry has collided with a bridge supporting the High Peak Trail on the B5056 near Longcliffe, north of Brassington, and as such the road is currently closed whilst we attend the incident.

Please avoid the area where possible.

17.30 Wednesay 17 April

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The Parish Council has received and considered a further reply from Derbyshire County Council regarding road signs in the Village. This was their latest reply.


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