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Barkby & Barkby Thorpe Parish Council

Serving the people of Barkby & Barkby Thorpe

Clerk: Carla Cunningham-Atkins
The Old Chapel , 18
Brookside , Barkby, Leicester

Tel: 0116 2698307

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Barkby and Barkby Thorpe are two relatively small communities,located very close to one another and appearing always to have been two different parts of the same group of people. The names of the villages are Viking, but we believe that there was a small group of houses here in Anglo Saxon times, and certainly Roman villas and farms have stood where we now live. Although only five miles from Leicester's centre, farming is a very important reason for our existence,there are four farms in the heart of the village and others in the nearby countryside.

The population is a very caring one and raises significant sums for
local charities. There are two pubs and some small businesses in the industrial units near the church. We also have farm shops and a plant nursery.

The Church is an important part of the community and is well supported having two services on a Sunday and one during the week. Housing is unusual in that it is almost equally divided between rented and privately owned.

Barkby Hall is situated in the middle of Barkby and has been the home of the Pochin family who have lived there for several centuries.

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Latest News

Flt Tipping

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 21:23 by Carla Cunningham Atkins

Fly Tipping - Please report any fly tipping to Charnwood Borough Council on - 01509 634563

Development Traffic

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 09:44 by Carla Cunningham Atkins

Letters have been written and sent to the developers of both the Queniborough and Hamilton housing estates requesting that their contractors do not use Barkby & Barkby Thorpe village roads to access the sites. More »

The developers have acknowledged our letters and we hope that they respect our requests. » Less

Fly Tipping

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 11:48 by Carla Cunningham Atkins

The fly tipping along Barkby Thorpe Lane in the field on the right hand side as you drive towards Asda has been reported and acknowledged, and so we are waiting for the rubbish to be cleared.

Traffic Tubes

The traffic tube survey took place w/c 3rd on 9 locations in Barkby & Barkby Thorpe:-

Below are the key findings summarised.

Main St outside St Mary's

58,101 vehicles per week with an AM peak hour figure of 853 vehicles – 14 cars per minute.

Queen St. Barkby Thorpe

88,985 vehicles per week with a PM peak hour figure of 1389 vehicles – 23 cars per minute

Beeby Road

23438 vehicles per week but speeds around 55mph approaching the village

Barkby Thorpe Lane

55,365 vehicles per week but speeds close to the junction around 40mph

Thorpe Hill

55,834 vehicles per week but speeds close to 40 mph alongside a narrow footpath and the cricket club entrance.

Main St (out of village)

20,845 vehicles per week and speeds approaching village of over 30mph.