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
Referendum on the adoption of the Somerby Parish 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.
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: https://www.cse.org.uk
Climate Change and the Future of Humanity (David Wallace-Wells)
What you can do now! https://www.pawprint.eco/eco-guides
Action Planning https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDirNCl9uew&feature=youtu.be
Wildflower Verges https://plantlife.love.wild.flowers.orh.uk/roadvergecampaign
For young people https://www.bright-green-future.org.uk
Toolkits for climate action https://ashden.org/climate-action-co-benefits-toolkit/
Declaring a Climate Emergency- Call to Action https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klKnqv2FVpg&feature=emb_logo
Climate Outreach https://climateoutreach.org/about-us/theory-of-change/
Social Spaces- reconnecting people in the community https://www.thefriendlybench.co.uk/
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 email@example.com allowing them to coordinate and match the support where it is most needed within the community.
Leicestershire County Council have confirmed that due to revisions to Government guidance concerning social distancing on July 19th, they will be removing the booking system for the Recycling and Household Waste Sites on this date. This will mean that users can turn up at any site when it is open to dispose of their household waste. Anyone using a van or trailer, or bringing certain waste types, will require a waste permit to visit.Somerby RHSW will be open on Sundays and Mondays, 9am-6pm
Posted: Fri, 16 Jul 2021 08:35 by Kathryn Staley
The Parish Council is delighted to report that the NP referendum result from May 6th 2021 was as follows:
7 Spoilt papers
92% in favour of the NDP
The Parish Council would like to thank parishioners for their resounding support for the NDP. They would also like to thank all those who worked on this plan over a 5 year period. Many hours of hard work went into the NDP for which the Parish Council and community are very grateful indeed. More »
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Posted: Tue, 11 May 2021 11:22 by Kathryn Staley
Leicestershire County Council Highways has agreed to a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order at the above location.
A footpath and bridleway closure is required on Footpath D84 and Bridleway D82 starting on 24th May 2021 for 6 months.
The Temporary Traffic Regulation Order has been implemented for public safety, so Severn Trent Water and their contractors can carry out mains replacement works.
The proposed alternative diversion route will be signed on site.
Please click on the weblink to view the closure area: -
Posted: Mon, 10 May 2021 14:57 by Kathryn Staley