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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


Mon, 03 Apr 2017 21:12 by Carla Cunningham Atkins

The Parish Council have used funds to ensure that we have 3 defibrillators in Barkby/Barkby Thorpe after previous contracts have expired.

Village Benches

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 21:10 by Carla Cunningham Atkins

The Parish Council have just repaired 3 benches in Barkby & Barkby Thorpe.

1 x Holt Lane, 1 x Barkby Thorpe and 1 x Jitty at the back of the Malt Shovel

There is one more bench which is to be repaired/replaced along Holt Lane. More »

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HGV's Coming Through the Village

Thu, 04 Aug 2016 18:08 by Carla Cunningham Atkins

HGV's coming through the village

Please do consider that some of the HGV's seen in the village are actually delivering to our local Farmers and other local businesses, however if you know that other HGV's are using Barkby & Barkby Thorpe as a short cut to their industrial destination then you may report to the police on 2222222 or alternatively email toweight.restricted@leicestershire.pnn.police.uk giving details of registration numbers, and signage on the vehicle

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.