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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.

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Latest News



Leicestershire County Council Highways has agreed to the Temporary road closure of the above location.
The closure is required from Bruces Lane to Oakham Road.
The road will be closed from 10th August 2017 for a duration of one day
This will safely allow Leicestershire County Council to safely undertake carriageway patching.
The alternative diversion route will be: - Somerby Road, The Carriageway, Cold Overton Road (Knossington), Cold Overton Road, Somerby Road, Oakham Road (Cold Overton) and vice versa.
Leicestershire County Council apologises for any inconvenience caused during these works.

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 21:32 by Kathryn Staley

Melton Local Plan

Melton Local Plan

Drop-In Event

Somerby Memorial Hall

Wednesday 26th July, 4-7pm

The Melton Local Plan Addendum of Focussed Changes includes main items of new information and analysis published or completed since the draft Local Plan was published in November 2016 and the significant changes arising out of it as suggested modifications.

The main changes can be viewed at:


Planning Officers will be available at this drop-in event to discuss the addendum and explain how to have your say. More »

For further details e-mail: planningpolicy@melton.gov.uk or telephone 01664 502502 and ask to speak to a member of the Planning Policy team » Less

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 20:46 by Kathryn Staley

Cicle Classic Sunday 23rd April 2017

Cicle Classic Sunday 23rd April 2017

Please be aware that there will be road closures and disruption to traffic in the Parish from approx 12.30 to 2.30pm


Please go to http://cicleclassic.co.uk/?page_id=398 for full details.

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 18:51 by Kathryn Staley