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

Latest News

Planning Application for Commemorative Sculpture now online

Friends of the Tenth have submitted a planning application (ref: 18/00674/FUL) to Melton Borough Council for a commemorative sculpture on Somerby village green.

To view the full application, please go to and enter the planning reference 18/00674/FUL in the search box

Posted: Mon, 09 Jul 2018 11:57 by Kathryn Staley

Tags: Commemorative Sculpture, Somerby, Planning

Parish Council Meeting

Parish Council Meeting

Please note that the Parish Council meeting on 13th June will be held at Dairy Farm Cafe, Whissendine Road, Leesthorpe at 7.30pm

All are welcome!

Posted: Thu, 31 May 2018 11:08 by Kathryn Staley

Tags: SPC, Parish Council, Meeting

3 Bed House in Surgery Close

Nottingham Community Housing Association (NCHA) have a vacancy for a 3 bed house in Surgery Close, Somerby. The property will be vacant from 27th May 2018 and ready for letting approximately two weeks after this date.

The property will be advertised with Melton Borough Council this week, so if you are aware of anyone that may be interested and has a local connection, please ask them to get in touch... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 01 May 2018 15:57 by Kathryn Staley

Tags: NCHA, Housing


Over the past month we have seen an increase in rural churches being targeted whereby their lead roofs have been stripped and stolen.

Specifically, we have seen offences across the East and South Leicestershire area.

Leicestershire Police are focusing efforts in order to try and identify those that are committing these offences, but they need your help in doing so.

We need to ask our local communities... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 13 Apr 2018 13:32 by Kathryn Staley

Tags: Police

Consultation on proposals for a new Passenger Transport Policy & Strategy

Consultation on proposals for a new Passenger Transport Policy & Strategy

Leicestershire County Council are currently holding a consultation between 21st March and 13th June on a new policy and strategy covering passenger transport provision.

Further information on the consultation is available from:

Posted: Wed, 04 Apr 2018 12:03 by Kathryn Staley

Tags: 113, Bus, Passenger, Transport, Policy

Theft of lead from Burrough Church

On Friday 30th March, between midnight and 3am, most of the lead was stolen from the lower part of the north side of Burrough Church roof.

If anyone witnessed anything suspicious, please report it directly to the Police.

Posted: Sun, 01 Apr 2018 15:54 by Kathryn Staley

Tags: Police, Theft

Telephone Kiosk thefts

We have been alerted that there are groups of thieves in Leics and Rutland areas attempting to remove telephone kiosks. They claim to be from BT but are not!

If you see any suspicious behaviour, please report it to the police.

Posted: Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:47 by Kathryn Staley

Tags: Police

Parish Litter Pick

Parish Litter Pick

Volunteers needed

Saturday 10th March from 10.30

Pickwell & Somerby

Posted: Fri, 23 Feb 2018 13:28 by Kathryn Staley

Tags: Litter

Vacancy for Parish Councillor

Vacancy for Parish Councillor


A vacancy has arisen for the position of Parish Councillor

Monthly Parish Council Meetings are held 11 times a year (there is no meeting during August) usually the 2nd Wednesday of the month. In addition, Special Meetings are occasionally called to discuss specific matters when appropriate. Meetings are held throughout the 3 villages.

Candidates must fulfil the necessary... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 01 Feb 2018 16:48 by Kathryn Staley

Tags: Councillors, Vacancy



We are hoping to add to the Play Area equipment, especially with items geared towards toddlers. If you have any ideas of apparatus they would enjoy please can you contact the Parish Clerk at or 454529

Posted: Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:33 by Kathryn Staley

Tags: Somerby, Play Area

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