Packington Girl Guides re-starts – Thursday Evenings in term-time

1st Packington Guides have reopened

They had their first meeting on Thursday 11th May 2017.

The Unit meets Thursdays in term time at Packington Memorial Hall from 18:30-20:00 (unless we are out and about!).

There are currently spaces for girls aged 10-14.

The unit has already started working on a Denmark Challenge badge – if you notice the smell of freshly baked Danish pastries it could be Packington Guides.
The following are planned for the rest of the term:

  • Ashby Spa and Ivanhoe District’s Dress up and Dance Evening in aid of MacMillan and Smalls for All;
  • Weekend camp, and
  • Ashby Division Swimming and BBQ evening.
  • We also hope to walk some of the Leicestershire Round, try out some crafts and start working on the Leicestershire Centenary Challenge.

Leicestershire Girlguiding are supporting the Smalls for All Charity ( so we are collecting:

  • New ladies pants size 8-16
  • New children’s pants age 5-15
  • New or gently-worn bras

Interested in Girlguiding? You would be welcome to join as a Unit Helper or Leader. Feel free to come for a taster meeting!

Please contact:

Allison Buswell – Unit Leader
Tel: 01530 224240
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PNHW Village Meeting

Packington Neighbourhood Watch (PNHW) Meeting

Standing Room Only at 6th May 2017 Meeting to discuss village CCTV proposal

View of packed village hall with people standing at rear

The proposal circulated to all village residences by PNHW was described in a presentation to the village meeting by our current PNHW Co-Ordinator, Wesley Ewing, on Saturday 6th May 2017 at 10am in the Memorial Hall.

A full description of regulatory and Data-Protection aspects was also given.

A description of likely Police use of active data came from one of our neighbourhood police team, PCSO 6679 Jason Harriman.

Questions were asked for, and responded to.  Objections were sought, but none were forthcoming from the meeting.

Did you miss the meeting? Do you have an objection or comment to make about the proposed scheme?  PNHW is keen to learn and wants YOUR point of view.  Please make your objection or comment known to the PNHW Co-Ordinator, Wesley Ewing. You can use either

  • email to: nhw at or
  • letter to 53 Mill Street

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Packington Parish Council Election Decided – Letter of Thanks

Packington Post has received the following letter from Jacqueline Bridgen:

Dear Residents,

I would like to say a big thank you to everyone that came out to vote on Thursday.

I look forward to working hard as your Parish councillor and to represent all members of our community.

To be effective, I need you to share your ideas, your concerns and your aspirations for our village with me, and look forward to meeting with and listening to you to discuss these.

You can contact me by email at:   or in writing at 21 Spring Lane, Packington, LE65 1WU

Many thanks once again

Yours sincerely

Jacqueline Bridgen

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Village Meeting Sat 6th May 2017 – Camera System for Neighbourhood Watch

VILLAGE MEETING on Proposed Road Movement Recording

There have been several recent unsolved burglaries in our village.  A number of responses have been suggested by villagers and by our Packington Neighbourhood Watch (PNW) team.

As one response which would A) Deter, and B) Help solve, further events, PNW proposes to provide our Police Service with a CCTV facility to use cameras to record road movement to and from our village, and to store the camera records for immediate police use.

The PNW proposal will enable prompt and almost-free provision of a system.  It has been prepared by PNW and approved unanimously at the meeting of our PNW Street Representatives on 13th April 2017.

PNW now seeks YOUR views, if you live in our village.  NOTE: This meeting is for village residents ONLY.

The full proposal will be presented for discussion at a VILLAGE MEETING on Saturday 6th May 2017,  at 10 am, in our Memorial Hall

Please come and help shape the future of crime prevention in our village.  There will be opportunity for discussion, and for YOUR thoughts on other possible responses to recent events.

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Measham Medical Unit – April Information


Village Information for APRIL 2017

Easter Holidays: The Medical Unit is closed on Friday 14 April and Monday 17 April. We will be open on Saturday 15 April for emergencies between 8am and 11-50am. Please telephone first on 01530 270667. If you need advice or assistance while we’re closed, please call 111, or in the case of emergencies call 999.

Medical Student: During April we will have a medical student working at the Unit. The student will be in their 4th year, just one year from qualifying as a doctor. We aim to provide a useful wide experience of General Practice.

Vacancies at the Unit: We are currently advertising for a Practice Nurse (25 hours per week) and two temporary Receptionists (20 hours per week for twelve months). Adverts and application forms are on our website (

Patient Participation Group (PPG): If you live in Donisthorpe or Oakthorpe and are interested in becoming involved, please contact the Reception. Details of the PPG’s activities are on the MMU website. Our next meeting is on Wednesday 3 May at 7pm.

And finally … The MMU Bake Off: We’re really pleased to say that our recent Bake Off, held in memory of a former MMU staff member, raised a wonderful £200.69, for our chosen charity this year – local homeless. Many thanks to all staff who baked the cakes, and to the patients who bought them. Dr Moore won the bake off, and we’ll never hear the last of it until he’s poached by Channel 4!

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Yes – YOU could be our new Parish Councillor – Just Apply – by Tuesday 4th April



To fill a Vacancy in the Parish of Packington

  1. An election is to be held of ONE Parish Councillor for the said Parish.
  2. Nomination papers must be delivered to theCouncil Offices, Whitwick Road, Coalville
    on any day from 27 March 2017 Monday to Friday 8.45am to 5pm (excluding bank holidays) but no later than 4pm on Tuesday 4 April 2017.
  3. Forms of Nomination Paper may be obtained from the Offices of the ReturningOfficer, Council Offices, Whitwick Road, Coalville during the times stated above.
  4. If the Election is contested, the Poll will take place on Thursday 4th May 2017.
  5. Applications, amendments or cancellations of postal votes and amendments or cancellations of proxy votes must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at the Council Offices, Whitwick Road, Coalville by 5pm on Tuesday 18 April 2017.
  1. New applications to vote by proxy at this election must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at the Council Offices, Whitwick Road, Coalville by 5pm on Tuesday 25 April 2017.
  2. Applications to vote by emergency proxy at this election, applied for on grounds of either physical incapacity or absence in relation to occupation, employment or service occurring after 5pm on Tuesday 25 April 2017, must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at the Council Offices, Whitwick Road, Coalville by 5pm on Thursday 4 May 2017.

Dated 27th day of March 2017

C E FISHER  Returning Officer

(Printed and ) Published by the Returning Officer, Council Offices, Coalville

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Could YOU be our new Parish Councillor ?

Do we need a new Parish Councillor in Packington ?

Casual Vacancy – call for election BEFORE Friday 31st March 2017

A recent resignation of one of our 6 Parish Councillors gives an opportunity to elect a new councillor to serve on our Parish Council.  Could this be YOU?

The 6-member council controls a tax-precept budget of £25,000, plus grants from a solar farm fund, and two village charities.  Planning applications for the village are first scrutinised by the parish councillors. The council employs a clerk, meets once a month on the first Tuesday, and holds an Annual meeting – next on Tuesday 4th April 2017 at 7:15pm.

The resignation leaves a vacancy, which YOU might fill if 10 electors call for an election; if not, the parish council can co-opt an elector to serve with them, and that could be YOU as well, if you make your wish known.

At the recent Big Breakfast gathering, many villagers had no idea who were their councillors.  Meanwhile, several said they would like to have someone who is NOT elderly and NOT male to sit on our Parish Council, and perhaps bring a fresh viewpoint to this important body.   How do YOU feel?

Note that none of our present councillors was elected – they filled the vacancies in May 2015 without challenge.  YOU may receive the same privilege..

You can learn more about our Parish Council on their website (alas, old technology, it may not work well on your phone). Below is the official notice of Vacancy, and you can download the form calling for an election. You can contact our helpful Parish Clerk: 

Mrs Karen Edwards, Clerk to the Parish Council
23 Brittany Avenue, Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire, LE65 2QY

Tel: 07936 359949  Send email


NWLDC form for Parish Council Election

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