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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Latest News

Defibrillator presentation

Defibrillator presentation

Presentation by Dr Leon Roberts on the use of defibrillators


Posted: Mon, 25 Apr 2022 12:58 by Kathryn Staley

Jubilee Hat Workshop

poster for jubilee hat workshop

All welcome!

Posted: Wed, 20 Apr 2022 14:07 by Kathryn Staley


Leicestershire County Council Highways has agreed to a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order at the above location.A road closure is required on Newbold Lane, Newbold in Owston and Newbold Lane, Burrough on the Hill on the 8th April 2022 for 1 day.The Temporary Traffic Regulation Order will be implemented for public safety for Leicestershire County Council to facilitate carriageway patching works.The proposed alternative diversion route will be via:- Main Street (Burrough on the Hill), Somerby Road, Burrough Road (Somerby), Newbold Lane and vice versa.During the closures, any alternative routes available to all traffic will be signed on site, can be viewed at

Posted: Sat, 26 Mar 2022 10:40 by Kathryn Staley

Neighbourhood Plan

The Climate Emergency

Councillor Tom Allen attended the Leicestershire Climate Action day on 3rd December 2020 on behalf of the Parish Council. Here are some useful links, provided by The Centre for Sustainable Energy, for parishioners to view and hopefully act upon:-

The Centre for Sustainable Energy:

Climate Change and the Future of Humanity (David Wallace-Wells)

What you can do now!

Action Planning

Wildflower Verges

For young people

Green Energy

Toolkits for climate action

Declaring a Climate Emergency- Call to Action

Climate Outreach

Social Spaces- reconnecting people in the community

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 allowing them to coordinate and match the support where it is most needed within the community.