Darley Abbey Bridge Closure

On Friday 13th May the bridge linking UNESCO World Heritage Site with Old Lane in Darley Abbey was closed by the City Council following an inspection. 

Throughout the closure I have met with Derby City Council, stakeholders, local businesses and residents to discuss the impact the closure of the bridge is having, concerns over the closure, possible long term and short term solutions. 

I have held discussions with Government Ministers, The Crown Estate and the National Lottery Heritage Fund regarding support for the closure. 

I am committed to helping find a solution and offer support to those who have been affected. 

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Darley Abbey Bridge Update

Today a further meeting was held with Derby City Council and local stakeholders to discuss the bridge closure. The council have a clearer idea on the reality of a temporary structure.

Darley Abbey Bridge Closure

I am aware of the issues surrounding the closure of Darley Abbey bridge and the disruption and concern this is causing. 

I have been liaising with the council and have contacted the Minister in Government and will be helping to work towards a solution.

Darley Bridge Update

On Wednesday 22nd June I attended the Derby City Councils drop in event, where I was able to speak to the businesses that have been directly affected by the bridge closure. 

You can still access the fantastic businesses operating in the mills via Haslams Lane.

Darley Abbey Bridge Update

Following my continuous communication with Derby City Council regarding Darley Abbey Bridge, I am pleased that they have received the reports from the extended assessment of the bridge and they are further assessing the possibility of a temporary solution. 

Darley Bridge Update

On 9th June 2022, I had a regular update meeting with the Derby City Council and other local representatives to discuss the bridge closure. 

Darley Bridge Update

This evening I held a residents meeting with Darley Abbey Village and Nigel Brien. This meeting allowed me to provide an update on the current position of the bridge closure and any questions they had. 

Darley Abbey Bridge Update

Today I held a meeting with Derby City Council and other stakeholders. During this we discusses current assessments of the bridge that are taking place, how we can support local businesses and any possible short term solutions. 

Darley Abbey Bridge Update

This afternoon, I held a meeting with businesses from Darley Abbey Mills and Derby City Council to discuss their concerns of the impact the bridge closure is having on their businesses. 

Darley Abbey Bridge Update

I had the chance to meet with Nichol, who is the owner of Darley Abbey Wines and The Cottonworks. I had the opportunity to discuss Nichol's concerns over the bridge closure.

Darley Abbey Bridge Update

I am pleased to have convened a meeting with Derby City Council, Darley Abbey Mills and local representatives regarding the closure of Darley Abbey bridge. This was a productive first discussion around various options and timescales.