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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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

Youth Commission Police & Crime Survey

The Police and Crime Commissioner's Youth Commission Members have launched a Police and Crime Survey and want to hear from young people aged 11-25 about crime and policing in their area. The information provided by young people will help to shape the delivery of the Police and Crime Plan and feedback will help to improve policies and services. Link to complete the survey: More »

The consultation closes on 16 December 2018.

Please email if you would like a paper copy of the survey to be sent to you instead.

If you have any queries please contact:

Dharmista Dave

Volunteers Manager

Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner

Police Headquarters, St Johns, Enderby, Leicestershire LE19 2BX » Less

Posted: Fri, 09 Nov 2018 12:28 by Kathryn Staley

Neighbourhood Plan Open Day

Neighbourhood Plan Open Day

The event is open from 12 noon to 3pm for Parish residents to call in and see the Draft Neighbourhood Plan in more detail. The Neighbourhood Plan team will be available to answer questions and take comments.

Posted: Tue, 30 Oct 2018 13:03 by Kathryn Staley

Better Care Together

Better Care Together

Better Care Together Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, a partnership which aims to improve local healthcare services, is inviting people to a series of public events over the next month to find out more about proposals for hospitals and maternity services in Leicester.

You can also hear about other work underway to make care better for patients – including improvements to the healthcare that patients receive at home and in the local community. More »

You can drop-in for an informal conversation about NHS services that matter most to them between 5pm and 6pm, and/or attend the formal presentations and question and answer session commencing at 6pm.

Please register your attendance at, email or call 0116 295 4104. » Less

Posted: Tue, 23 Oct 2018 11:16 by Kathryn Staley