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PACKINGTON POST September issue – Hello Everyone

My name is Mike Coke, and I live on The Grange. I have been a member of the Packington Communications Group (PCG) for a number of years, and from the next issue I am the new Editor of the Packington Post.

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We would like to thank the previous editor, Barry Alldread, who has led the Post over the last couple of years  despite being extremely busy in a hectic business life, organising the Ashby 20 annual road race, and many other personal commitments.

The copy date for my September issue is 4pm Monday 7th September 2015 , but earlier copy would be much appreciated, please send by email to: editor at packington dot info  Distribution: weekend of 19/20th September.

As the new Editor I am looking forward to articles/reports from, and covering:-

  • Individuals,
  • Voluntary Groups and all village institutions,
  • Dates for the diary page,
  • Incidents,
  • Charitable activities
  • Events,
  • Special achievements, Exam results etc
  • Letters to the editor
  • and lots more that I am sure you can think of that would be of interest to residents and form an important historical record of Village life for future generations.

Every village household receives a FREE copy

Packington Post is the main communication medium for the whole village, and we welcome all contributions about anything relating to or affecting Packington and close neighbouring areas.

Please, if you can, keep reports to 200 words and send in pictures – we love pictures – as high resolution as you can please.

All items received will be reviewed by the editorial committee and may be shortened or edited depending on space available.

Please feel free to contact me, Mike Coke on 01530 560430 or email

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Want some Funding? Learn How to Apply – Wed 9th September 2015

Workshop – Introduction to Funding Applications

Wednesday 9 September 2015 – 10.00 am to 12.30pm
North West Leicestershire District Council, Council Offices, Coalville, LE67 3FJ

This workshop will introduce you to some of the skills you will need, to be able to complete an application form, to apply for funding for a project for your group or organisation. It will also provide you with practical tips on how to ensure that your applications have the greatest chance of success.

As described in Packington Post, Packington Parish Council will have available a Community Benefit Fund from the Babelake Street Solar Farm, and this Workshop may help your project gain funding.

To register please email:


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Packington Community Benefit Fund – YOUR ideas needed




Community Benefit Fund

Following the completion of the solar farm at the end of Babelake Street, Packington will be receiving an annual payment of about £6,500 as a Community Benefit Fund. This will be administered by the Parish Council.
The fund must be used for the benefit of the Community and is available for charitable, educational, environmental, amenity or other appropriate purposes within the Parish. It cannot be used for things like entertainment or political purposes.
There are a number of possible projects known to the Parish Council who would also like to hear of any ideas or projects from people within our village. At this stage priority will be given to new one-off projects.
If you have any ideas, or would like clarification on any matter, please contact the chairman of the Parish Council (Chris Miles, 01530 414378, or any member of the Parish Council.
from Ian Dring, Vice Chairman, Packington Parish Council

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Strawberry Cream Teas Success – Mmm..

£312 profit to help print your Packington Post ..

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During the afternoon of Sunday 28th June 2015,  approx 220 scones were baked, in 27 batches, using 6 whole bags of flour.

About 70 cream teas were served,  and just under 80 take-aways were provided, with another order received for 30 scones on Tuesday!

After costs of the ingredients – strawberries from Cattows Farm, where Pick Your Own is in full swing, and the cost of hiring the village hall, we have a wonderful £312 towards keeping your Packington Post in print.  Thank you, everyone!

There are some more photographs here:

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Sunday June 28th, Strawberry cream tea fundraiser


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The Packington Post team would like to invite you to come along and enjoy a delicious strawberry cream tea  at  Packington Memorial Hall on   Sunday 28th June 2015 from 3- 5  pm.  


Freshly baked scones warm from the oven served with strawberries, cream & jam.  tea or coffee. £4 / person.  Pimms £2.50 / glass. Childrens cake & squash £1.

Scones will also be on sale to take-away (or can be delivered locally around Packington!) 50p / scone or 80p with butter, strawberry jam & whipped cream (discount for larger orders.)  We would appreciate orders in advance for take-aways – just to help plan the baking but it’s not essential.

Grand Raffle, prizes include bottles of spirits, 6 bottles of wine, tickets to Twin Lakes and much more.

First batch of scones out of the oven 3 pm.

Scones to take away order form:


Cream tea order form

Contact:  Packington Post team Judith Wilson 01530 412658


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Will they Fund our Packington Post ? – Decision Today, Tuesday 2nd June 2015

Will they continue to fund Packington Post?


5 of our 6 Parish Councillors are pictured above with their Council Clerk at their first meeting in May 2015, when they decided to hold their June monthly meeting today, Tuesday 2nd June 2015, and to decide today whether to continue to fund the Packington Post – or not.

You may want to make your voice heard – if so, pop along to Memorial Hall Meeting Room for 7pm, prior to the Parish Council meeting at 7:15. Members of the public are welcome to be present at all Parish Council Meetings, and to speak before them.

Councillors will no doubt be considering the two letters below among the others sent to them: Continue reading ‘Will they Fund our Packington Post ? – Decision Today, Tuesday 2nd June 2015’ »

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