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

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

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 Elections 2019

Parish Council Elections 2019

Want to be the voice of your community, make your community safer, ensure there are homes for everyone, help the environment and improve where you live? Then become a Councillor! Now is a great time to get involved as Borough and Parish Elections are coming up in May 2019.

Local councils deliver hugely important services which affect the lives of people every day. Being a Councillor means you can play a part in shaping those services and make a difference to people's lives. It's also about representing residents' views on a variety of issues and being a real voice for the community. "Be the Voice of Your Community" is part of a nationwide initiative to encourage potential community leaders in standing as a Councillor. More »

To find out more about the Borough and Parish Councillor role and how to apply, Melton Borough Council is running a special event on Monday 11 February at 6 p.m. at the Council Offices, Burton Street, Melton Mowbray.

The event aims to highlight the responsibilities and challenges of representing people in their communities and encourage those interested in supporting their community to stand as a Councillor, either as a Parish or Borough Councillor. The event is designed to help people find out what it takes to become a local Councillor and will cover the nomination process and standing for election, the role of a Councillor and what support is available.

To book in contact or ring 01664 502441.

How to get nominated:

Each candidate must be nominated by a separate nomination paper, signed by a proposer and a seconder who are registered electors in the Parish or Parish Ward in which you are to stand.

You must give your consent to your nomination in writing.

All these documents must be submitted to the returning Officer by noon, 19 working days before polling day.

No deposit is required to stand as a parish Councillor.

Posted: Thu, 10 Jan 2019 20:17 by Kathryn Staley

Change of venue for Christmas morning church service

Change of venue for Christmas morning church service

Please note the service will be held in Pickwell, not Great Dalby as advertised in Towards

Posted: Mon, 03 Dec 2018 11:05 by Kathryn Staley

Planning Application for Commemorative Sculpture now online

Friends of the Tenth have submitted a planning application (ref: 18/01265/FUL) to Melton Borough Council for a commemorative sculpture in the field by the entrance to the Get Busy Living Centre on Twyford Road, Burrough on the Hill.

To view the full application, please go to and enter the planning reference 18/01265/FUL in the search box

Posted: Thu, 22 Nov 2018 14:45 by Kathryn Staley