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

Latest News

Councillor Vacancy

Councillor Vacancy

Notice of Councillor vacancy

Posted: Wed, 19 Jan 2022 14:30 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 Melton Lane on 31st January 2022 for 1 day only (between 09:00am – 15:00pm).The Temporary Traffic Regulation Order has been implemented for public safety, so Leicestershire County Council can carry out some core sampling for future resurfacing work.The proposed alternative diversion route will be via: - Melton Lane Burrough On The Hill, Burrough Road, Burrough End Great Dalby, Thorpe Satchville Road (B6047), Twyford Road (B6047), Main Street, Station Road Twyford, Twyford Road Burrough On The Hill and vice versa.Please click on the weblink to view the closure area and diversion route: https://one.network/?tm=GB126951819

Posted: Mon, 17 Jan 2022 11:54 by Kathryn Staley

Somerby Recycling and Household Waste Site

Somerby RHWS is closed until further notice due to staffing and driver shortages caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Posted: Sun, 09 Jan 2022 13:01 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: 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

Green Energy https://www.gov.uk/guidance/apply-for-the-green-homes-grant-scheme

https://www.carbonbrief.org/in-depth-qa-does-the-world-need-hydrogen-to-solve-climate-change https://www.cse.org.uk/advice/advice-and-support/green-electricity-tariffs

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/

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.