Parish Council Responsibilities
Pickwell war memorial and the view towards the church on Main Street.
The Parish Council is responsible for a growing number of local matters.Click on the "services" link for an A-Z of local services available to parishioners PLANNING - Councillors receive copies of all local planning applications and pass comment to Melton Borough Council on each occasion. The local knowledge of the councillors means that issues can be brought to the attention of the planning department in Melton Mowbray at the appropriate stage in the planning process. PARISH MAINTENANCE - The Parish Council is directly responsible for maintaining the closed churchyards in Pickwell and Somerby. In addition the Parish Council is responsible for the management and maintenance of the parish cemetery in Somerby (see list of fees & charges below). Other areas maintained by the Parish Council include Gilson Green In Burrough on the Hill,The Horse Pond in Somerby, The village greens in Somerby and Pickwell together with the War Memorial. PLAY AREA - The Parish Council manages and maintains the play area and sports pitch in Somerby. STREET LIGHTING - The Parish Council is responsible for the maintenance of most of the street lighting within the villages of the parish. ROADS & FOOTPATHS The Parish Council maintain a close liaison with the highways department at Leicestershire County Council to ensure any damage to local roads and footpaths are reported and repaired. Use the following link to report a problem. email@example.com LOCAL ISSUES - The Parish Council is actively involved in many other local matters that affect the area. Recent projects include affordable housing schemes, The new Doctor's surgery and the threat to Somerby Post Office. PARISH MAGAZINE - "Towards" is the monthly Parish magazine which is hand delivered to parishioners. It contains local news and information and is supported by local advertising.It carries all the latest news about Parish Council matters together with information from the Church and other local organisations. The Parish Council meets ten times per year and all Parishioners are welcome to attend. Agendas are posted on notice boards prior to each meeting and can also be found within the "minutes archive" section of this site