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
Referendum on the adoption of the Somerby Parish 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.
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
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/
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 email@example.com allowing them to coordinate and match the support where it is most needed within the community.
LCC have updated the Parish Council as follows:
Unfortunately due to the significant pressures with continuing HGV driver shortages and staffing issues through Covid-19 in the waste management service to an extent that makes some disruption to the Recycling and Household Waste Site (RHWS) Service inevitable. As such, we have taken a proactive approach to ensure that statutory obligations continue to be met and that any disruption is limited to lower usage and secondary RHWSs wherever possible. This has meant that Bottesford, Shepshed and Somerby RHWSs have been temporarily closed until further notice. More »
There are other RHWSs in the local area that remain open 5 days per week for residents to take any excess household waste they may have (Melton is probably the nearest) and you can check opening hours here https://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/environment-and-planning/waste-and-recycling/find-a-recycling-and-household-waste-site
We apologies for the inconvenience this has caused but please be reassured that the decision to temporarily close these sites has not been taken lightly and it is important to note that these sites will be re-opened as soon as resources allow.
Posted: Tue, 14 Sep 2021 16:08 by Kathryn Staley
Leicestershire County Council Highways has agreed to an urgent Temporary Traffic Regulation Order at the above location.
A no waiting or loading order is required on High Street from outside house no. 29 to the start of the Manor Road junction on 23rd August 2021 for 5 days (09:00am – 15:00pm).
The Temporary Traffic Regulation Order has been implemented for public safety, so Leicestershire County Council can carry out urgent drainage repair work.
Please click on the weblink to view the restricted area: -
Posted: Wed, 18 Aug 2021 18:57 by Kathryn Staley
Leicestershire County Council have confirmed that due to revisions to Government guidance concerning social distancing on July 19th, they will be removing the booking system for the Recycling and Household Waste Sites on this date. This will mean that users can turn up at any site when it is open to dispose of their household waste. Anyone using a van or trailer, or bringing certain waste types, will require a waste permit to visit.Somerby RHSW will be open on Sundays and Mondays, 9am-6pm
Posted: Fri, 16 Jul 2021 08:35 by Kathryn Staley