Packington Book Group 2015 – New Members Welcome! Programme

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Packington Book Group meets at 7.30 pm in the Meeting Room at the Memorial Hall on the 4th Wednesday of every month (except December – 3rd Wednesday!).

Do join us if you would like to, or contact Kate Mongredien on 01530 564613 or at for more details.

We have planned to read the following books in 2015:

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Packington W I – 2015 Programme

WI-new-logo-june-2011w245h186_7k First Thursday monthly - 7:30pm

at the Memorial Hall, High Street, Packington. Visitors always welcome.

President - Margaret Stalker 411602
Vice-President: Margaret Aspinall 563122
Secretary: Sue Talbot 461080

Next Meeting: Thursday 5th March 2015 –

Buffet Supper hosted by the Committee, with surprise raffle..

Thursday 2nd April 2015: Repton - The Monastery & School, by Keith Blood
Thursday 7th May: Resolutions and Craft Show
Thursday 4th June: Images of Japan
Thursday 2nd July: My Life as a Tiller Girl, by Margaret Hudson
Saturday 1st August: Coffee Morning
Thursday 3rd September:A Nice Cup of Tea & History of Tea, by Sandy Long
Thursday 1st October: Anniversary Tea
Thursday 5th November: Annual General Meeting
Saturday 28th November: Christmas Coffee Morning
Thursday 3rd December: Christmas Party

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Another Solar Farm.. Public Consultation Thur 12 March 2015

Public Consultation for proposed solar farm near Packington, Ashby-de-la-Zouch

Press Release dated 25th February 2015 from Solstice Renewables, who are building the Babelake Street Solar Farm: Local residents, councillors and other members of the community have been invited to a public consultation for a proposed solar farm at land near Park Farm, Willesley Woodside, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, LE65 2UN. Solstice Renewables Logow575h104
The consultation will be held on Thursday 12th March from 4 pm to 8 pm at The Packington Memorial Hall, High Street, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, LE65 1WJ and will provide an opportunity for local people and councillors to view the proposals, provide feedback and meet the developers. Continue reading ‘Another Solar Farm.. Public Consultation Thur 12 March 2015’ »

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Village Mobile Library returns on Thursday 26th February 2015

Next appearance – Thursday 26th March 2015; then 4-weekly

Screen Shot 2015-02-27 at 22.14.55The Mobile Library service restarted in Packington from 11am to noon on Thursday 26th February 2015 , with a friendly welcome to users from new librarian, John Townsend, seen at right, and a new up-to-date selection of books and audio-books for borrowing.

There has been some trouble with vehicle serviceability recently, but previous users in the village have been contacted by phone to hear that the service is to resume again every four weeks.
MobLibAtTgp_exIMG_2289w500_26kThus the next Packington visit will be on Thursday 26th March at 11am till 12 noon, by 40 High Street opposite The Grange, then we expect four-weekly visits with the following service on Thursday 23rd April at 11am till 12 noon .  To read more about the mobile library service, click here

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Dates for the diary – Big Breakfast 28th Feb, Great Bake Off 21st March & Film night 18th April 2015

Here are three dates for your diary for events happening at Packington Memorial Hall …

The Packington Big Breakfast,  Saturday February 28th 2015                                                                         Mmmmmmmmmmm delicious CLICK HERE for more infobreakfast


The Great Bake Off, Saturday 21st March 2015                           Ready Steady Bake !!! CLICK HERE for more info


Packington Film Night, Saturday 18th April 2015 

Free film show for Packington residents

In 2014 Packington Memorial Hall invested in a projector and screen, We are proud to invite Packington residents to a watch a family film at the Memorial Hall on 18th April for free.  The picture and sound quality of the equipment is amazing.  Should it prove popular then the village hall is looking to establish a film club.  More information


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Village Meeting – Housing Developments – 7:30pm Tuesday 24th February 2015

Planning Permission for two large housing developments in Packington must now be re-considered.

What happens next? Please come to a Village Meeting -

Memorial Hall - 7:30pm Tuesday 24th February 2015

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  • Following legal action by a group of residents, the 2 planning applications in Normanton Road and Spring Lane have to go back to the NW Leics District Council for reconsideration
  • Packington Residents need to write letters of objection to the Council if they want to stop permission again being granted
  • A leaflet was delivered last week to all village homes with this information, and Packington Post has been asked to help publicise this meeting.
  • Please come to the Village Hall on Tuesday evening 24th February at 7:30pm to meet the group of residents and find out more
For more details, please contact:
Gillian F Booty  
15 Spring Lane, Packington
email: gfjbooty at yahoo dot co dot uk

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Bake off – sponsors

If you or your business would like to sponsor this years Great Bake-Off event we’d really appreciate it. All profits from the event are going to Prostate Cancer UK.   Ideally we are looking for prizes, raffle prizes, cakes for the cafe and sponsorship of the rosettes.  We’ll put your business name on our website as a sponsor and there will be a sponsors display on the day.

The event is a fabulous community event and if you’d like to get involved and help us in the run-up or on the day, many hands make light work!!!

Many thanks Judith Wilson contact on judithandywilson ‘at’ gmail ‘dot’ com 01530 412658 .

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Bull and Lion – Opening Hours 2015

Bull & Lion 2015 Opening Times from 4 January 2015

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Monday 5th – Thursday 8th 4pm -11pm

Friday 9th 4pm -12 midnight

Saturday 10th 1pm -12 midnight

Sunday 11th 1pm -11pm

Monday 12th – Thursday 15th 4pm -11pm

Friday 16th 4pm -12 midnight

Saturday 17th 1pm -12 midnight

Sunday 18th 1pm -11pm

Monday 19th – Tuesday 20th 4pm -11pm

Wednesday 21st 2.30pm -11pm

Thursday 22nd 4pm -11pm

Friday 23rd January 4pm -12 midnight Food served 4pm -8.30pm

From Saturday 24th January 2015 we are open as normal:

Mondays 5pm – 11pm – but no food

Tuesdays – Thursdays 12 noon – 11pm, Food 12 noon – 8.30pm

Fridays – Saturdays 12 noon – 12 midnight, Food 12 noon – 8.30pm

Sundays 12 noon – 11pm, Food 12 noon – 3.30pm



Phill and Emma

bullandlion at

01530 415257

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Daybreak Services Holiday Opening Times

IMG_3851Saturday 20th December – 6:30am to 5:30pm

Sunday 21st December 8am to 1pm – SUNDAY PAPERS AVAILABLE TODAY, TOO!

Monday 22nd December – 6:30am to 6pm

Tuesday 23rd December – 6:30am to 7pm

Wednesday 24th December – 6:30am to 5pm

December 25th & 26th – CLOSED

Saturday 27th December – 7am to 1pm

Monday 29th December onwards – OPEN AS USUAL  – 6.30am to 6pm

2015 — NEW YEAR  –  Thursday 1st January CLOSED

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Open-Season for Burglars? – Neighbourhood Watch Message

Packington Neighbourhood Watch Christmas Message:Screen Shot 2014-11-16 at 23.07.47

Screen Shot 2014-11-16 at 19.58.41Criminals like presents at Christmas, too.

They window-shop, but often through YOUR HOME WINDOWS.


  • keep presents out of view from your windows
  • recycle gift packaging with care – boxes by your bins advertise you have expensive items
  • leave a light on and draw the curtains if you are out after 4pm, every day
  • mark your valuables with a UV pen or property marking service
  • if you go away, make your home look occupied. Ask a trusted neighbour to help.
  • help YOUR neighbours. Report anything suspicious to the Police on 999 (Emergency) or 101 (Non-emergency) or anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111

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  • Don’t leave valuables in cars.
  • If you must, lock them in the boot. Do so before you arrive, so nobody there sees you.
  • Leave NOTHING on show in the car, not even a coat or an empty bag.
  • When you shop, beware of leaving stuff on view while you then buy more.

Please – join our Packington Neighbourhood Watch (NW) group. We still need street contacts for Babelake street, Homecroft Drive and Nethercroft Drive.  We don’t need a major commitment – it’s just about helping keep your near neighbours aware of any incidents or issues. NW Street co-ordinators meet generally every 2 to 3 months, and on the plus side we meet in the pub!

Open season for burglars? Make sure it’s not so in YOUR life this year. Pass-on this advice to your neighbours and friends.

Stephen Flook, Packington NW Co-Ordinator, Tel 01530 415185

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