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.

Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Somerby-Parish-Council

Melton Borough Council Consultation on the Somerby Parish Neighbourhood Plan

Somerby Parish Council has submitted to Melton Borough Council (MBC) its proposals for a Neighbourhood Plan (NP). The Plan is for the whole of Somerby Parish and covers many planning issues for the period 2018-2036.

This latest draft of the NP includes any changes made in response to the regulation 14 consultation in 2019.

It can be viewed and commented on at https://www.meltonplan.co.uk/somerby. Due to COVID-19 MBC's offices are closed so if you have difficulty accessing the NP please contact MBC to discuss a solution to suit your circumstances.

Note that at this stage you cannot now view or comment on the NP through Somerby Parish Council. You must go through MBC.

Representations are invited. You can also ask to be notified of the Council's decision whether to make or refuse the NP. Representations should be made using the representation forms which can be accessed online or by request if necessary, and sent to planningpolicy@melton.gov.uk or posted to Planning Policy, Melton Borough Council, Parkside, Station Approach, Burton Street, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire LE13 1GH.

Representations must be received no later than Friday, 10th July 2020.

NHS Coronavirus Information

Melton COVID-19 Community Support Hub

The Melton Borough Covid-19 Support Hub has been created to coordinate, help and support residents across the borough during the coronavirus outbreak. The hub will provide a place where businesses, group and individuals who want to help and can offer services, and those who need help can be brought together.

Within the Covid-19 Support Hub both residents and businesses can find relevant and up-to-date information and guidance. In addition, residents who have unmet needs and require additional support can request this through the support hub.

Businesses, organisations and individuals can contact MBC regarding any support they can offer by contacting here4melton@melton.gov.uk allowing them to coordinate and match the support where it is most needed within the community.

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

100 bus service

100 bus service

For info, from the Centrebus website:From Wednesday 18th November, service 100 will only operate on Tuesday and Friday. There will be no service on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and at Weekends.This reduction has been necessary due to the implications of the covid pandemic and a reduction in the number of staff available to operate services.We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Posted: Thu, 19 Nov 2020 08:12 by Kathryn Staley

Notice of Councillor Vacancy

Notice of Councillor Vacancy

Notice of Councillor Vacancy

Posted: Sat, 07 Nov 2020 13:19 by Kathryn Staley

Message from FOTT re Remembrance Sunday 8th Nov

I'm very sorry to have to announce that, due to the latest lockdown regulations, we will NOT be holding our planned Remembrance Service at The 10th Battalion Memorial next Sunday, 8th November.

I know that a small number of you planned to come along and that you, like us, will be very disappointed.

Padre, Brian McAvoy, and I have discussed this at length and I'm sure you will understand that we have no choice. More »

Brian and I are going to attempt to film a short service in advance and hopefully we can make this available on our website and FOTT Facebook page for you to watch and remember next Sunday - I will keep you posted.

Keep well, keep safe and very best wishes

Alec » Less

Posted: Sun, 01 Nov 2020 12:40 by Kathryn Staley