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, a farm shop and a plant nursery and some industrial units near the church.
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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Christmas Waste Collection 2020-2021
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Christmas Waste Collection 2020-21
Great British Tidy Up - September
There has been some great litter picking going on over the last week - Brookside, Barkby Lane, Queniborough Road, Cricketers Hill, Barkby Thorpe - so Thank You to all those who have been involved, and sorry if i have missed anyone who has been busy picking up litter, please let me know if i have.
A plea to anyone else who may have some time to pledge to pick up any litter spotted in and around Barkby & Barkby Thorpe to try and keep our village as beautiful as we can. I'm sure you all agree litter is an eyesore and we sadly seem to be a popular dumping ground!
Thank you in advance for any time given.
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Will resume for Barkby W/c Monday 11th May 2020
Posted: Wed, 02 Oct 2019 14:37 by Carla Cunningham Atkins
Letter from Charnwood Borough Council
CHARNWOOD DESIGN SUPPLEMENTARY PLANNING DOCUMENT – CONSULTATION
Posted: Wed, 02 Oct 2019 14:30 by Carla Cunningham Atkins
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Posted: Wed, 25 Sep 2019 12:32 by Carla Cunningham Atkins
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