Major Village Celebrations: “The Great War” 100 years on: 10th-11th November 2018

Saturday 10th November – A Night of Edwardian Music Hall & Remembrance

Let’s celebrate the ending of the Great War in Style, and remember those who allowed us to thrive

  • Edwardian Cavalcade by Little Pixie Productions, an award-winning theatre company
  • Period Dress optional, but preferred
  • Memorial Hall Venue 175
  • 7 for 7:30 pm
  • Full bar service
  • Supper Included ! Tickets £ 5 per person – from:
  • May be sponsored by NWLDC and Packington Parish Council

Sunday 11th November – Family Event 2:30 to 4:30 pm

Afternoon Family Event at Memorial Hall – Including:

  • Best period costume
  • Edwardian Games
  • Charlie Chaplin
  • Buster Keaton
  • Stories and letters from the period
  • Food Parcels, Drinks
  • Tea and more tea for the Adults
  • – And Much More

May be sponsored by NWLDC and Packington Parish Council

FREE weekly ‘Steady Steps” Class – starting Thursday 1st November 2018

10:30 am to noon, at Venue 175 Memorial Hall – book first

We in Packington can take advantage of a FREE  “falls prevention class” for those 65 years and older

  • run by a specialised level 4 instructor
  • seated and standing exercises to improve balance, strength and co-ordination
  • helping to minimise the risks of falls
  • session length one hour,  each week for 24 weeks
  • It’s fun! and social time, with refreshments, provided after the class
  • here in our village, at our Memorial Hall Venues
  • starts on Thursday 1st November 2018
  •  join the course within the first six weeks
  • booking essential – see below:
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300 Cycles to pass through Packington – Sunday 2nd September 2018 9:15 am onwards

Leaving Manchester at dawn – 80 miles and 3+ hours later they come THROUGH PACKINGTON en-route for London

The 80 miles could be just over 3 hours, more likely about 4 or more.

From the North, they come inbound down Ashby Road, go round Normanton Road, then depart East to Normanton.

Total journey – 220 miles, taking most of Sunday to reach London. Full details on the Event website here

Probably the BEST Open Gardens in Leicestershire – Monday 27th August 2018

GarenView_CIMG3673w160_4kPackington Village Gardens Open Day – Probably the BEST Open Gardens in LeicestershireMajor Village Event on Bank Holiday Monday, 27th August 2018 from 2pm to 7pm. Admission is by passport to 12 gardens, Adults £4.00, Accompanied children FREE.

Passports available on the day from Packington village Car Park on Measham Road – LE65 1WP for your SatNav – also at Memorial Hall and participating gardens.

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Major Village Event – Party in the Park – THIS Saturday 7th July 2018

Party in the Park –
this Saturday 7th July 2018 from 6-11pm


FROM 1pm  set up Gazebos
6.00  pm Start
6.30 Children’s games
7.30 Live music to Ollie Mellor
8.00 Announcements and thank you’s
8.15 Live Music to Ollie Mellor
8.45 Disco and dancing away to sun set
11.00 Finish


  • There is a competition for the best decorated gazebo – the theme is “Films” so anything goes, and the sky is the limit.

  • There will be a tea tent for people who don’t have a Gazebo.

  • Lastly a reminder for people to bring their own picnics and liquid refreshments 

  • Help Needed: items for Tombola and Raffle Prizes

For this to be an annual village event for everyone, we need to raise funds. Could you help us? We are asking people to kindly donate:

  • nearly-new items, or unwanted gifts, for a tombola, and
  • brand-new items and gifts for raffle prizes.
  • Do you have any unwanted gifts, bottles of wine, chocolates etc that you could gift to the stall?
    All money raised on the tombola will go towards running next year’s party in the park.  email Carla: carla at harris-marsh dot com
  • Any donations can be dropped off at 3 High Street with Carla or at the cafe next door to the shop. Many thanks.

We really appreciate all support that people can offer, and welcome everyone to this community event.

Please be our new Parish Councillor – yes, please, YOU.. it’s urgent, now:

Please would you stand for election to our Packington Parish Council?

PLEASE?  By This Friday 22nd June at 4 pm?

OR, please would you nominate a friend or neighbour?

You have until this Friday, 22nd June 2018, at 4pm, to deliver your nomination and consent forms to District Council at Coalville – and there’s FREE  parking outside the District Council Offices there, to help you.  That’s THIS COMING FRIDAY.  Yes, by 4 pm.

Packington Post has already published the forms pack for you – at

All the other information you need is here, on this prior Packington Post page. It tells you what you need to be, to stand. It also tells you what you mustn’t be, to stand. Other really gripping stuff is there, too.  Meanwhile, the official Notice of Election is copied at the bottom of this page, and a photo of it is at right.

Please – print off those forms, NOW.

If you stand, get two neighbours to propose you and second you, and sign that you consent. If you nominate someone else, they just need to consent to being nominated and you can get a third person to second them.  At Coalville, the people in the legal services department at District Council are just SO HELPFUL – if you have any doubts about form-filling, they’ll advise you. They’re happy to look up your electoral number for you. They’ll talk over any queries you have – phone them in advance, on 01530 454503, ask for “Democratic Services”. Then, just DELIVER THOSE FORMS to them, BY FRIDAY. Yes, by 4pm on Friday. Yes, THIS FRIDAY. Yes, FREE PARKING for 30 minutes outside.

Please Stand. Help us have a strong, balanced Parish Council.


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YOU could be our new Parish Councillor: Just Apply! – between 14-22 June 2018


This advance advice is from Packington Post, about the Vacancy on our Parish Council, as advised by our District Council. It’s very much in the interest of the whole village that YOU should be able to stand as our new Parish Councillor.  We’ll publish the official Notice of Election after it is issued on 14th June 2018:

    1. An election is to be held for ONE Parish Councillor for the Parish.
    2. Nomination papers must be delivered to the Council Offices, Whitwick Road, Coalville
      on any working day from Thursday 14th June 2018 (Monday to Friday 8.45am to 5pm) but no later than 4pm on Friday 22nd June 2018.
    3. The official forms needed for nomination are available below as pdf files in the links given.
    4. A full Nomination Pack, including those same official Forms of Nomination, may be obtained from the Returning Officer at Council Offices before the end time above. This includes additional documents, for example the forms needed to request a copy of the electoral register and the absent voters list for the parish.
    5. Electoral Commission Guidance, on Eligibility and Standing as an Independent, are also in links below.
    6. The full official Election timetable is in a link below and is also reproduced in full below.
    7. If the Election is contested, the Poll will take place on Thursday 19th July 2018.

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There’s a Vacancy – Could YOU be our new Parish Councillor ?

Casual Vacancy – there is likely to be an election

In Packington Post out this week, there is a resignation statement from one of our 6 Parish Councillors, reproduced below.  This gives our village 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.

YOU might fill the vacancy if 10 electors call for an election, before Thursday 7th June, which we understand to be likely.  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.

It could be valuable for someone new to sit on our Parish Council, perhaps to bring a fresh viewpoint to this important body. How do YOU feel?

You can learn more about our Parish Council on their website (alas, old technology, expensive, too, but may not display well or at all on your phone). Below is the official notice of Vacancy.

Interested?  You can contact  Mrs Karen Edwards, Clerk to the Parish Council, as below:

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Extra Parish Council Meet – Wed 9th May 6:30pm – Playground Update

“..improving and upgrading the Recreation Ground.”

You are invited to attend a Meeting of Packington Parish Council to be held on Wednesday 9th May 2018 at 6.30pm at Packington Memorial Hall Venue 35, High Street, Packington.


Questions from members of the public – (10 minutes)

  1. To receive Apologies for absence and to note acceptance by the Council
  1. To note Declarations of Interest both Personal and Prejudicial on items within the agenda
  1. To consider requests for dispensations
  1. To agree expenditure of Section 106 monies, as recommended by the Recreation Ground Trustees, on improving and upgrading the Recreation Ground, Measham Road, Packington.

as at 2nd May 2018

Mill Street CLOSED Thursday 12th April 2018 9am – 3pm



Leicestershire County Council Highways has agreed to a temporary road closure of Mill Street, Packington between High Street and Bridge Street on Thursday 12th April 2018 from 9.00am to 3.00pm for carriageway maintenance work.

Mill Street – the road is to be completely closed in this narrow part between Hall Lane and the Old Water Mill, there may be access to other parts of Mill Street, but that would be subject to contractors vehicles.

The proposed alternative diversion route will be via:- High Street, Bridge Street and vice versa

Leicestershire County Council apologises for any inconvenience caused during these works.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Leicestershire County Council Highways Tel: 0116 305 0001

Easter Sunday Egg Roll in Packington

Egg Rolling in Packington – always a fun family afternoon

Packington Egg Roll – Easter Sunday

Just a reminder that, subject to weather, the annual Packington Egg Roll will happen this Easter Sunday, 1 April 2018.

We hold the Egg Rolling Competitions HERE at the top of Mill Street

Meet at top of Mill Street to start at 3.30pm.

We will start with best decorated egg, then the following races:

* Preschool children – boys and girls
* Key Stage 1 children – boys and girls
* Key Stage 2 children – boys and girls
* Ladies race
* Gents race
* All comers – people who have intact eggs left from races above

Prizes for each race will be given out, after the last race.
No charge to enter, but the prizes have kindly been donated by Packington Youth Club, so we will have a donation bucket going round – please give generously – bring some change.

See you there for this eggciting event!

The Packington Egg Roll Team