Daybreak Services looks to provide More and Better for 2018

“If we haven’t got it, we’ll get it..”  – Peter Swift of Daybreak Services

Peter Swift,  Packington’s favourite provider of almost anything and everything at Daybreak Services,  asked Packington Post to pass on his thanks and his Christmas message that next year he will aim to provide an EVEN BETTER service for the village:

Christmas 2017
Dear Valued Customers,
As we approach the time of the year where we all get to take stock and be with our loved ones, I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank you for continuing to support Daybreak Services throughout 2017. In a digital age where convenience is king, we continue to face many challenges and have made changes to our business to reflect these.

2017 has been a great year for Daybreak Services. We continue to supply many of the local pubs and restaurants, and the retail business has continued to expand. Our partnership with many other local growers, butchers and producers means we always have the freshest produce and as always “if we don’t have it, we’ll get it”. This year also saw the introduction of our new contactless payment systems making it easier than ever to pay for your goods (you can now use ApplePay to Pay for your Apples!).

So what does 2018 have in store? I plan to continue making small changes to improve the lines that we offer through the shop and am always on the look out for new products that we can stock. I’m very excited that in early 2018 there will be a coffee shop opening next door, which I hope will provide a relaxed environment for villagers to meet and chat.

Thank you once again for your continued support. I’m increasingly aware that shopping local sometimes means that you have to go out of your way and I am grateful that you continue to make the effort. Have a great Christmas break, whether you are far or near, and we are looking forward to greeting and serving you in Daybreak Services in 2018.

Best Regards

Pete and team

Major Village Event – Starlight Carols

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Salvation Army brass band is coming on Thursday 21st December 2017 at 7 pm to hold a Starlight Carols evening outside the Bull and Lion.


The village pub and the village church invite you to wrap up warm, bring a torch or lantern and join in festive fun with the charity that has some of the very best of brass bands. .

FREE Entry, Mince Pies, and mulled wine. Bring family and friends, for a night to remember?

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Village Calendar 2018 – Nice Photos! Support Party in the Park!

Purchase a beautiful 2018 Calendar of Packington

This beautiful 12-page Calendar of Packington has been produced by local residents to raise funds for Party In The Park on Saturday 7 July 2018.

This wall-hanging Calendar is in A5 format, opening to A4, with a page for each month.

The Calendar would make an ideal Christmas gift to friends and relatives. Each page shows a different picture of Packington, and highlights just how pretty our village is.

The Party in the Park committee is asking for a donation of just £5.  Please Order quickly! by contacting Terry on 415764, or purchase one from Daybreak Services or from the Bull and Lion.

Harry’s Fund: Christmas Fair at Memorial Hall this Saturday 9th December 2017

Village Event: Family Fun, with Tea Room, cakes, craft stalls and a raffle!


Please come and help us – at Harry’s fund-raising event this Saturday from 10am to 1pm – in Packington’s Memorial Hall

We are trying to raise money – £17,000 – for stem cell treatment abroad. There will be a tea room, cakes, raffle, craft stalls & fun for the whole family 🎄🍪🍩🎁☃️😘😘

Read more about Harry’s Fund and why it exists on his Facebook Page here

Ashby Food Gusto Festival – this weekend 2nd & 3rd December 10:30-17:00

Ashby’s best food and drink festival – Market Street

Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd December 2017 – Don’t miss out! FREE parking available!

Great Food and Drink at the Ashby Food Gusto Christmas Fair – Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd December

The Market Street in Ashby de la Zouch will come to life with the sights, smells and tastes of Christmas this year as the perfect setting for Food Gusto’s largest Food & Drink Christmas Fair yet.

Event organisers, Food Gusto, will be bringing their unique festively-themed food, drink and artisan fair to the town on December 2nd and 3rd following successful events in the town. Continue reading ‘Ashby Food Gusto Festival – this weekend 2nd & 3rd December 10:30-17:00’ »

Village History Group Re-Launch Tuesday 28th November 2017

Our History is taking place NOW – Join us to help record it !

Packington Village History Group (PVHG) invites you to an Open Meeting to discuss its forthcoming activities and encourage you to join us as a new member.

PVHG needs to re-launch itself,  to record the history of the coming years of our village, as well as to continue safeguarding our past history.

PLEASE come to our Village Meeting at the Memorial Hall Meeting Room on Tuesday 28th November 2017 at 7:30pm, to be part of, and to help plan for, these important tasks.

Please bring YOUR ideas, on exploiting our village history into the next century, so that perhaps in 2117 Packington City-dwellers may see how far-sighted we were.. Contact: Yvonne Eaton, 412269.

Meanwhile, here’s some village news you may not have heard yet, from PVHG records:

RAF Aircraft Force-lands near Packington

An Avro 504K biplane aircraft was forced to land in a Packington field on 18th September 1918 due to fuel shortage.

Tesco Roundabout Night Closures 20 Nov – 1 Dec 2017

Ashby Tesco Roundabout Night Closures


Leicestershire County Council (LCC) Highways has agreed to a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order:

A temporary weekday overnight road closure at the Tesco roundabout on the A511 and Nottingham Road, Ashby de la Zouch from the Monday 20th November to Friday 1st December 2017  between the hours of 20:00 to 06:00.

The Order will be for LCC to carry out resurfacing works on the roundabout at the junctions with the Ashby by-pass (A511) and Nottingham Road.

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Dingy Social Bike Ride – 10am Sat 11th November 2017 Hicks Lodge

Biking and the outdoors as medicine for mental illness ? – a new local initiative by Packington resident Marc Stapleford – FREE to join in.
Dingy Bike Ride Advert imageMarc writes:

Join me in a new monthly ride initiative, which will focus on connecting people with the outdoors, using biking and the great outdoors as medicine in the management of mental illness. The project is called  

I held a social ride on World Mental Illness Day, at Hicks Lodge on Sat 14th October, and plan a monthly ride for the foreseeable future supporting the charity MIND.  We raised £45 which was never my intention, but riders donated, so I thought what a great idea. A link to our next event is here – you can register there so I know how many are coming, or just turn up. Please meet at Hicks Lodge  LE65 2UP at 10am on Saturday 11th November 2017. 

You can contact me, Marc Stapleford, on 07506 938536

Big Quiz Night at Memorial Hall – Saturday 18th November 2017

Packington Cricket Club

Quiz Night

Saturday 18th November 2017- Doors Open 7:15pm

Packington Memorial Hall, 3 High Street, Packington, LE65 1WJ

Bar available

1st Prize – £60

2nd Prize – 6 bottles of wine

3rd Prize – Chocolate hamper

Raffle and Games during the interval

£15 per team of 4,  Max 25 teams –  to reserve your place

call: Gary Downing 07429 152147; or


Quiz starts @ 7.45pm

Finish @ 10.15pm

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