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

Charnwood Borough Council - Review of polling districts & stations

Posted: Tue, 05 Feb 2019 13:01 by Carla Cunningham Atkins

Charnwood Borough Council -Review of polling districts & stations

Conservation Area boundary review - Public Consultation

Posted: Wed, 09 Jan 2019 16:38 by Carla Cunningham Atkins

There will be a public consultation on the Conservation area boundary review at Barkby Village hall on Tuesday 5th February at 7pm

All welcome

LED Conversion on our street lights

Posted: Wed, 09 Jan 2019 14:30 by Carla Cunningham Atkins

LED Conversion has commenced on our street lights in the village with the first phase completed along Beeby Road and Main Street. Other street lights in the villages will be converted in due course subject to finances.