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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 Litter Pick

Parish Litter Pick

Volunteers needed

Saturday 10th March from 10.30

Pickwell & Somerby

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 13:28 by Kathryn Staley

Vacancy for Parish Councillor

Vacancy for Parish Councillor


A vacancy has arisen for the position of Parish Councillor

Monthly Parish Council Meetings are held 11 times a year (there is no meeting during August) usually the 2nd Wednesday of the month. In addition, Special Meetings are occasionally called to discuss specific matters when appropriate. Meetings are held throughout the 3 villages.

Candidates must fulfil the necessary qualifications: More »

  • Over 21 years of age
  • British subject or citizen of the Irish Republic or Member of the Commonwealth
  • An Elector of the Parish and either:

a) during the whole of the 12 months before the day on which s/he is nominated as a candidate (or the day of election) resided in the Parish or Community or within 3 miles of it; or

b) occupied as an owner or tenant any land or premises therein; or

c) had his/her principal or only place of work there.

If you are interested in becoming a Councillor and would like to serve your Parish, please apply in writing to: Kathryn Staley, Clerk to the Parish Council, 20 The Field, Somerby, Melton Mowbray LE14 2PT or somerbyparish@btconnect.com

Should further information be required, please phone 01664 454529

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: 28th February 2018 » Less

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 16:48 by Kathryn Staley



We are hoping to add to the Play Area equipment, especially with items geared towards toddlers. If you have any ideas of apparatus they would enjoy please can you contact the Parish Clerk at somerbyparish@btconnect.com or 454529

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:33 by Kathryn Staley