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Somerby Parish Council

Serving the people of Burrough On The Hill, Leesthorpe, Pickwell and Somerby

Clerk: Kathryn Staley
20 The Field, Somerby, Melton
Mowbray, Leics LE14 2PT

Tel: 01664 454529

Welcome to the Parish Council website

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The Parish of Somerby is located in East Leicestershire close to the border with Rutland and comprises the villages of Burrough on the Hill, Leesthorpe, Pickwell and Somerby.

The surrounding countryside is very attractive and is often referred to as 'High Leicestershire'. This is because much of the Parish is several hundred feet above sea level and there are often superb views to be found. Although predominately a rural community there are a significant number of successful business enterprises in the local area.

Don't forget it is easy to access the Parish Council's services at any time of the day, without having to wait for the Parish Office to be open. Our email facility can be used at a time to suit you – the Parish Council staff can then respond to your query directly. Please remember to include your email and telephone details! We welcome your comments and suggestions.

Your council is made up of a number of councillors who meet regularly to make decisions on the work and direction of the council. As an elected body we are responsible to you, the people we represent. Attending a council meeting is the best way to find out what we do. Look in the Meetings Calendar to find dates for our public meetings.

Where do we get our money from?
Each year a sum of money called a 'precept' is collected through your council tax. This money is used by the council to improve facilities and services for local people.

Please use the left hand menu bar to navigate through the site. There is an email link at the bottom of this page should you wish to contact us at any time.

The Parish Office is normally open on Tuesday & Thursday mornings between 10am & 12noon. Outside these hours you can leave a message or send us an email.

Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Somerby-Parish-Council

Neighbourhood Plan

This page will keep you updated on progress of the Somerby Parish Neighbourhood Plan. Please visit this page to see the results of the Somerby Parish Household Questionnaire.

Latest News

Parish Council Meeting

Parish Council Meeting

Please note that the Parish Council meeting on 13th June will be held at Dairy Farm Cafe, Whissendine Road, Leesthorpe at 7.30pm

All are welcome!

Thu, 31 May 2018 11:08 by Kathryn Staley

3 Bed House in Surgery Close

Nottingham Community Housing Association (NCHA) have a vacancy for a 3 bed house in Surgery Close, Somerby. The property will be vacant from 27th May 2018 and ready for letting approximately two weeks after this date.

The property will be advertised with Melton Borough Council this week, so if you are aware of anyone that may be interested and has a local connection, please ask them to get in touch with NCHA on 0115 844 3246 or Melton Borough Council on 01664 502502. More »

The property is suitable for a couple with up to 3 children or a single applicant with up to 4 children (dependent on age and gender). » Less

Tue, 01 May 2018 15:57 by Kathryn Staley


Over the past month we have seen an increase in rural churches being targeted whereby their lead roofs have been stripped and stolen.

Specifically, we have seen offences across the East and South Leicestershire area.

Leicestershire Police are focusing efforts in order to try and identify those that are committing these offences, but they need your help in doing so.

We need to ask our local communities to be vigilant towards suspicious behaviour in and around Churches. More »

When carrying out these crimes; thieves will often have one of more vehicles with them as a way of transporting it away from the scene. Crimes have even occurred in broad daylight with those responsible giving the outward appearance of being on church premises for a legitimate reason.

If you see persons or vehicles activing suspiciously please call 101 and report it to the Police so that we can record and act on the information.

We are particularly interested in:

- Makes and models of vehicles
- Vehicle registration numbers
- Numbers of people
- Physical descriptions of those people acting suspiciously
- Any noticeable accents from those acting suspiciously.
- Direction of travel

If you witness the lead being stolen, then you must ring 999 so that we can respond as quickly as possible.

Please be our eyes and ears in your community so that we can bring this atrocious crime to a stop.

Should you wish to speak to your local officers about this, then you can find their details here:


For more information on preventing church metal theft, please see here:



Thank you once again for your help

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Fri, 13 Apr 2018 13:32 by Kathryn Staley