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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

CHURCH METAL THEFTS...WE NEED YOUR HELP!

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:

https://leics.police.uk/local-policing

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

https://leics.police.uk/advice-and-information/crime-prevention/metal.../places-worship

https://www.ecclesiastical.com/churchmatters/churchguidance/churchsecurity/theftofmetal/index.aspx

Thank you once again for your help

Message sent by Leicestershire Police » Less

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 13:32 by Kathryn Staley

TEMPORARY TRAFFIC REGULATION ORDER:- KNOSSINGTON ROAD, SOMERBY

TEMPORARY TRAFFIC REGULATION ORDER:- KNOSSINGTON ROAD, SOMERBY

Leicestershire County Council Highways has agreed to the temporary road closure of the above location.

That length of road known as Knossington Road, Somerby to be closed for its entire length from where it becomes Somerby Road to the junction of Oakham Road to allow for carriageway patching.

The road will be closed on 17th April 2018 for up to one day.

This will safely allow Leicestershire County Council to safely undertake highway maintenance works. More »

The alternative diversion route will be: - Oakham Road, Cold Overton Road, Somerby Road (Cold Overton) and vice versa.

Leicestershire County Council apologises for any inconvenience caused during these works. » Less

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 10:51 by Kathryn Staley

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE OF: PICKWELL ROAD, LEESTHORPE

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE OF: PICKWELL ROAD, LEESTHORPE

Leicestershire County Council Highways has agreed to the Temporary road closure of the above location.

The closure is required from the junction of Oakham Road to Debdale Lodge.

The road will be closed on 18th April 2018 for one day.

This will allow LCC to safely undertake carriageway repairs.

The alternative diversion route will be: A606, Cold Overton Road (Cold Overton), Somerby Road, Pickwell Road (Somerby) and vice versa. More »

Leicestershire County Council apologises for any inconvenience caused during these works. » Less

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 by Kathryn Staley