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.

Barkby & Barkby Thorpe Council provides YOUR local services. We strive to make Barkby & Barkby Thorpe a better place to live, work and visit. Our website includes a wealth of information about how we conduct business and what we do. Use the search or browse the site to find whatever you are looking for. If you can't find what you want or would like to recommend any improvements to our website then please contact us.

Latest News

Community Speedwatch

Tue, 11 Sep 2018 21:58 by Carla Cunningham Atkins

Community Speedwatch will take place between 22/9/18 and 5/10/18 along Beeby Road in Barkby

Community Speedwatch

Tue, 11 Sep 2018 18:30 by Carla Cunningham Atkins

Barkby & Barkby Thorpe Parish Council are taking part in a Community Speedwatch activity 22/9/18 - 05/10/2018. If you would like to take part and help then please contact Carla Atkins on 0116 2698307


Wed, 23 May 2018 14:26 by Carla Cunningham Atkins

The Council is preparing for the new Data Protection legislation that comes into effect on 25th May. The Council's policies will appear here.