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 a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order at the above location.
A road closure is required on Marefield Lane approximately 270 metres north of Dawson's Farm on the 21st January 2020 for 3 days.
The Temporary Traffic Regulation Order will be implemented for public safety, so Severn Trent Water can undertake apparatus installation works.
The proposed alternative diversion route will be via: Marefield Lane, Twyford Road Somerby, Station Hill, Twyford Road Owston and Newbold, Marefield Road Marefield, Dawsons Lane Marefield and vice versa.
Leicestershire County Council apologises for any inconvenience caused during these works.

Posted: Tue, 07 Jan 2020 12:54 by Kathryn Staley

Melton Borough Council is seeking the views of local communities on the design of new development

Melton Borough Council is seeking the views of local communities on the design of new development

The Council is planning to hold a series of public engagement events across Melton Borough to assist in the development of a new planning document intended to raise the standard of design for new development.

The Council is asking local communities to help them develop the detail of the upcoming Design of New Development Supplementary Planning Document. This is an opportunity for local people to tell us about the places where they live and what makes them special, as well as what they think are the most important design considerations for new developments in their area. More »

The Design of New Development Supplementary Planning Document will set out how new development can be designed to successfully fit into its setting, and reflect local character. It will also cover a wide range of practical design issues such as providing sufficient parking, waste and recycling facilities and guidance to help developers achieve higher environmental standards, including addressing climate change and enhancing habitats and biodiversity.

Cllr Higgins, the portfolio holder for Growth and Prosperity said, "This is a great opportunity to guide the future image of local places and contribute to the prosperity and attractiveness of Melton Borough as a place to live, work and play, now and in the future".

The planned events are drop in sessions that will run from 4pm until 8pm, everyone is invited to come along and people are welcome to stay for as little or as long as they wish. People who attend will have the opportunity to learn more about the new document, give their views on design matters in their area and speak with Council officers. They can also meet the professional urban design expert who is helping them to develop the new planning document.

The drop-in events will be held between Tuesday 14th and Friday 17th January as follows;

Tuesday 14th January




Somerby Memorial Hall

Wednesday 15th January




Waltham-on-the-Wolds Village Hall

Thursday 16th January




Old Dalby Village Hall

Those who cannot attend are invited to contact the Council directly, either online at, via email to or over the phone on 01664 502 322. » Less

Posted: Fri, 03 Jan 2020 15:34 by Kathryn Staley

Councillor Vacancy

Councillor Vacancy

Notice of Councillor Vacancy

Posted: Wed, 01 Jan 2020 11:33 by Kathryn Staley