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 both with catering facilities 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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Charnwood local plan - July 2021
Charnwood Local Plan - final comments from the Parish Council
Charnwood local plan MAP (PDF, 244 Kb)
Charnwood local plan MAP
Litter Picking - Barkby & Barkby Thorpe
There has been some great litter picking going on recently - Brookside, Barkby Lane, Queniborough Road, Cricketers Hill, Barkby Thorpe - so Thank You to all those who have been involved.
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!
There are litter bags located at:-
18 Brookside, 22 Main Street and Roots Farm shop
Thank you in advance for any time given.
Posted: Tue, 27 Apr 2021 15:10 by Carla Cunningham Atkins
Just to inform you that Leicestershire county council are commencing works w/c 5th July 2021 with possible footpath closure for up to 5 days.
Posted: Tue, 27 Apr 2021 15:00 by Carla Cunningham Atkins
If anyone would like to join the annual parish meeting on Tuesday 4th May at 5.45pm, please contact the clerk who will give you the details to join the call via zoom.
Posted: Wed, 02 Oct 2019 14:37 by Carla Cunningham Atkins
Letter from Charnwood Borough Council
CHARNWOOD DESIGN SUPPLEMENTARY PLANNING DOCUMENT – CONSULTATION