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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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Neighbourhood Plan Theme Group Meeting 5th October

We plan to produce a document that will identify the aspects of life in the Parish that we value and recommend how we will go about any development while protecting and enhancing these things over the next 20 years, to make a Parish that we can all be proud of.

We need your help to form small theme groups that will help identify and gather evidence for the issues.

We can't do this without you!

This plan needs to reflect the views of the villagers. More »

This will not involve a major commitment of time but we cannot underestimate the importance of your contribution.

There will be a meeting on 5th October, at 7:30pm in Pickwell and Leesthorpe village hall.

Please come along and help us gather information. The groups will be facilitated by professional consultants to help guide us in producing the plan. The theme groups to join follow. If you know the group you would like to become involved with, or if you can't make it on the 5th but would still like to participate, please drop an email to SBAPAL31@gmail.com.

The theme groups we plan to establish will address:

1. Housing -numbers, types sites, assessments and design standards

2. Historic Environment – buildings and landscapes

3. Natural Environment – ecology and wildlife

4. Economy and Opportunities –agriculture, tourism, home working, knowledge based

5. Community facilities, transport and infrastructure (roads, drainage)

6. Possible new specialist themes » Less

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 12:18 by Kathryn Staley



27th September 2016, 7.30pm

Somerby Methodist Hall

Everyone is welcome to join us at the Somerby Parish Neighbourhood Plan meetings.

Please do come along to find out more.

Sun, 28 Aug 2016 08:51 by Kathryn Staley