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


Map of alternative route

Leicestershire County Council Highways has agreed to a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order at the above location.
A road closure is required on Twyford Road at the junction with Main Street and Melton Lane as shown on the attached plan on the 19th October 2020 for 2 days only.
The Temporary Traffic Regulation Order will be implemented for public safety, so Severn Trent Water can undertake infrastructure repair works.
During the closure alternative routes can be viewed on https://one.network.
Leicestershire County Council apologises for any inconvenience caused during these works

Posted: Mon, 05 Oct 2020 12:46 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 Stygate Lane approximately 150 metres north east of Bay Tree House on the 15th September 2020 for 3 days.The Temporary Traffic Regulation Order will be implemented for public safety, so Severn Trent Water can install an apparatus.The proposed alternative diversion route will be via: Oakham Road (A606), Pickwell Road, Leesthorpe Road, Main Street, Stygate Lane,and vice versa.

Posted: Tue, 01 Sep 2020 14:23 by Kathryn Staley

Woodland maintenance

The Ernest Cook Trust will begin thinning the woodland on the Rise Hills, to the NE of Burrough Hill Country Park, this week. They are expecting this to last for approximately 2 – 3 weeks. The work forms part of the routine maintenance carried out in accordance with their 10-year woodland management plan. As a result of the work, they will have to close the permissive path for safety reasons. More »

If you have any queries contact Nick Lawson, Land Agent for ECT, on 01285 842295 or Nick.Lawson@ernestcooktrust.org.uk » Less

Posted: Mon, 24 Aug 2020 09:45 by Kathryn Staley