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



Leicestershire County Council Highways has agreed to the Temporary road closure of the above location.
The closure is required 300m from the junction of High Street, Somerby for the length of the road.
The road will be closed from 1st October 2018 for up to 3 days.
This will safely allow Severn Trent Water to safely undertake a new water connection.
The alternative diversion route will be: - Somerby Road, Leesthorpe Road, Pickwell Road, Oakham Road (Somerby), A606, Oakham Road, Cold Overton Road (Langham), Westmoor Lane, Somerby Road (Cold Overton), Oakham Road, High Street (Somerby) and vice versa.
Leicestershire County Council apologises for any inconvenience caused during these works.

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 13:50 by Kathryn Staley

Improving planned care across Leicestershire

Improving planned care across Leicestershire

The three clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland are currently engaging with the public on non-emergency operations and treatments, such as hip and knee replacements and cataract surgery.

Three events are taking place next week to help patients understand the plans and to encourage people to have their say.

The details of the events are as follows:

  • Tuesday 18 September: Falcon Hotel, 7 High St East, Uppingham, Oakham LE15 9PY from 3pm to 6pm
  • Thursday 20 September: Voluntary Action LeicesterShire, 9 Newarke Street, Leicester, LE1 5SN from 10am to 1pm
  • Thursday 20 September: Ramada Hotel, 22 High Street, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 2QL from 3pm to 6pm

To register for the events you can call Leicester City CCG on 0116 295 1116 (Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm) or email: More »

At the events, there will be an opportunity for patients to hear early ideas about how services could be improved in the future and give their feedback.

To find out more visit the Leicester City CCG website: and complete the survey online.

The engagement period ends on Tuesday 26 September. » Less

Sat, 15 Sep 2018 07:26 by Kathryn Staley

Rutland Poppy Project

Rutland Poppy Project

Rutland Poppy Project at Somerby Memorial Hall on 8th September

Tue, 04 Sep 2018 13:02 by Kathryn Staley