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.

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


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

The Future of Passenger Transport in Leicestershire

The county council has developed a new Passenger Transport Policy and Strategy (PTPS) to ensure its passenger transport provision is fit for purpose and cost-effective. All of the council's supported local bus services are being reviewed against the Policy and Strategy.

In the Melton area, the council supports 11 bus services at a cost of over £800,000 per year. These 11 services have been reviewed as a whole and the intended course of action will be a mix of some services remaining as they are, revised routes and frequencies for other services and demand responsive transport (DRT) for certain areas. More »

At public engagement events throughout November, the council will outline the intended course of action for each service and the full details of the policy and strategy.


Weds 6th Nov 1:30pm - Burton Lazars Village Hall - focus on 113
Thurs 7th Nov 9:45am - Thrussington Village Hall - focus on 128
Thurs 7th Nov 4:15pm - Great Dalby Village Hall - focus on 100
Tues 12th Nov 10:30am - Melton Civic Suite - to discuss all services
Weds 13th Nov 10:30am - Bottesford VC Hall - focus on 23, 24, 25
Thurs 14 Nov 2:15pm and 5:30pm - Melton Civic Suite - to discuss all services

Booking is not required to attend the engagement events.

Further details of the events is available on the bus, at bus stops and online at www.leicestershire.gov.uk/passenger-transport » Less

Posted: Tue, 22 Oct 2019 16:41 by Kathryn Staley

TEMPORARY TRAFFIC REGULATION ORDER: MANOR LANE, SOMERBY

TEMPORARY TRAFFIC REGULATION ORDER: MANOR LANE, SOMERBY

TEMPORARY TRAFFIC REGULATION ORDER:-

MANOR LANE, SOMERBY

Leicestershire County Council Highways has agreed to a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order at the above location.

A temporary road closure is required on Manor Lane from 27th September 2019 for 1 day.

The road will be closed between properties 2 and 10

The Temporary Traffic Regulation Order will be implemented for public safety to allow Western Power Distribution undertake maintenance works on the Substation. More »

Leicestershire County Council apologises for any inconvenience caused during these works.

Visit www.roadworks.org to view on line. » Less

Posted: Tue, 17 Sep 2019 10:34 by Kathryn Staley

TEMPORARY TRAFFIC REGULATION ORDER: MAIN STREET. TWYFORD

TEMPORARY TRAFFIC REGULATION ORDER: MAIN STREET. TWYFORD

Leicestershire County Council Highways has agreed to a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order at the above location.

A temporary road closure is required on Main Street from 3rd September 2019 for 3 days.

The road will be closed between the A6047 Main Road and Church Lane.

The Temporary Traffic Regulation Order will be implemented for public safety to allow Severn Trent Water undertake pipe repair works in the carriageway. More »

The proposed alternative diversion route will be via :- Thimble Hall Road (Twyford), B6047 Melton Road, B6047 Melton Road (Tilton on the Hill), Oakham Road (Tilton on the Hill), Whatborough Road (Owston), Somerby Road (Owston), Owston Road (Somerby), Burrough Road (Somerby), Somerby Road (Burrough on the Hill), Twyford Road (Burrough on the Hill), Station Hill (John O'Gaunt), Burrough Road (Twyford) and vice versa.

Leicestershire County Council apologises for any inconvenience caused during these works.

Visit www.roadworks.org to view on line.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Leicestershire County Council Highways Tel: 0116 305 0001 » Less

Posted: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 14:51 by Kathryn Staley