Mill Street to Close on Tuesday 31 May 2016 for 3 days


Leicestershire County Council Highways has agreed to the temporary closure of Mill Street (part) in Packington. Closure is required from the junction with Bridge Street to the junction with Hall Lane.

Map of closure and diversion in Packington

The road will be closed from 7 am Tuesday 31st May 2016 for up to 3 days, to allow Leicestershire Highways to safely carry out Carriageway Patching.

During the closure the alternative route will be :- Bridge Street, High Street, Mill Street (part) & Vice Versa. See map:/p>

For further information contact:
Leics Highways
Tel: 0116 305 0001


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Ashby 20 in Packington Sunday 20th March 2016 – Road Closures

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Sunday March 20th 2016 from 10am – Some Road Closures, & prolonged Clockwise-One-Way-Only Roads, as 1,500 Runners loop anti-clockwise through the village, 3 times!  Delays notice for Ashby 20

Full race details – click here

The 1,497 runners entered in this 20-mile race come from Ashby at 10am, down Mill Street into Measham Road about 7 minutes later, and loop round twice via Swepstone, Heather and Normanton to run through our village again, first at about 10:55 am, then the leading runner comes inbound, past the Bull and Lion and up High Street in Packington towards Ashby, after 18+miles, at around 11:45am. Go Cheer!

The finish is at Bath Grounds, Ashby, after 20 whole miles, with the first finisher likely to be there in under two hours, minutes before noon.

The Route Map and schedule of Road Closures is shown below:

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Redburrow Lane Closure in March 2016 – Details


Packington Post has learned more detail of what appeared to be a proposed total closure of Redburrow Lane during the whole of March 2016. The Leics County Council (LCC) Press Release is reproduced below, followed by further details helpfully provided to Packington Post by the responsible Senior Technician at LCC, Mr Martin Chattin. 

Press Release from LCC:

LCC Highways (LCCH) has agreed to the temporary closure of Redburrow Lane, from the junction with Normanton Road, Packington, to Main Street in Normanton le Heath.

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The road will be closed from 07:00 hours Wednesday 2nd March 2016 for up to 31 days.

This will safely allow LCCH to carry out repairs to an existing culvert and associated highway works, including carriageway patching.

During the closure the alternative route will be :- From Main Street Normanton le Heath, via Ashby Road, to Normanton Road Packington,  & Vice Versa.

For further information, contact LCCH tel: 0116 305 0001

Further Details given to Packington Post:

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Cricket Club Fun Quiz Night – Saturday 16th April 2016

2016 Quiz FlyerThis year’s Packington CC Fun Quiz Night will be held on Saturday 16th April 2016 at Packington Memorial Hall, 7-30pm for an 8-00pm start. Entry is for teams of 4 players, and the cost per team is £12 – yes that’s right, £3 per head for an evening’s entertainment, you can’t say fairer than that!!

We will have the usual mix of questions.  As ever there will be a licensed bar to help oil the wheels & cogs of your brains as you attempt to answer the questions. It’s all light-hearted though, we aim to keep the emphasis on the “fun” aspect of the evening!

All proceeds from this event go into the Cricket Club’s funds to help pay for ground and equipment maintenance, club insurance, etc.

So to book your team’s place, phone Giles Bee on 07950 574204 or email

Looking forward to seeing you there!

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