Barkby & Barkby Thorpe Parish Council

Serving the people of Barkby & Barkby Thorpe

Clerk: Carla Cunningham-Atkins
The Old Chapel, 18 Brookside
Barkby, Leicester LE7 3QD

Tel: 0116 2698307

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

Barkby & Barkby Thorpe NEW Conservation Area

Posted: Wed, 05 Jun 2019 16:50 by Carla Cunningham Atkins

Barkby & Barkby Thorpe Conservation Area

Litter Pick

Posted: Thu, 23 May 2019 13:31 by Carla Cunningham Atkins

Litter Picking in the village

Barkby & Barkby Thorpe Parish Council are organizing a litter pick.

WHEN: Sunday 30th June at 10.00am-12pm.

WHERE TO MEET: Beeby Road entrance to Barkby United Cricket Club. More »

PROVIDED WILL BE: Litter pickers, hoops, and bags.

WHERE TO LITTER PICK: Thorpe Lane, Barkby Lane, Holt Lane, Queniborough Road (Up to the cemetery), plus any other problem areas people feel need addressing (depending on volunteer numbers)

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:- Suitable clothing/shoes and gloves

If children wish to help a family member must attend and supervise them.

All filled bags will be left in the same location as the meet where Charnwood Borough Council will collect them.

Any questions please contact Carla Atkins on 0116 2698307 or 07531 344023 » Less

The proposed A46 Expressway

Posted: Tue, 12 Mar 2019 13:52 by Carla Cunningham Atkins

A meeting is being held on the 4th April 2019 at the Coplow Centre, Billesden on the proposed A46 Expressway for Parish Councils and residents who will may be affected by this plan.