Village Open Evening at our Memorial Hall – Friday 26th April 7pm – FREE glass of Prosecco or hot drink..

Friday 26th April 2019 – 7 pm – Major Event: Village Open Evening at our Memorial Hall FREE hot drink or glass of Prosecco.. Pop in for 5 minutes, or stay for longer. Information on Village Groups, Clubs, Societies, events, and activities will be on display at Memorial Hall Venue 175 starting at 7pm on …

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Are these your new Councillors? You only need to choose ONE.. or up to 6.. but PLEASE VOTE

You can vote for up to 6 of the 7 who have so generously volunteered to be Parish Councillors on our village Parish Council. Please support them by voting for AT LEAST ONE of them. Because a Postal Vote was distributed on 12th April, Packington Post had asked each candidate by email on 8th April …

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Parish Council Election 2nd May 2019 – Robert Martin

Firstly may I introduce myself. My name is Robert Martin, I live at 20 Ashby Road, have lived in Packington for 52 years, married to Jean, we have two sons, Richard and Edward.I have served for 12 years on the Parish Council and would like to serve the village for a further term to help …

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Parish Council Election 2nd May 2019 – Chris Miles

I am Chris Miles and I am pictured here with my wife of fifty-one years, Pauline. We have lived in Packington all our married lives and love belonging to a small rural community. We were both teachers and I taught at Granville School in South Derbyshire for nearly forty years becoming the Head of Physical …

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Parish Council Election 2nd May 2019 – Ian Peterson

My name is Ian Peterson and I have put my name forward to represent you as a Parish Councillor. I have lived on High Street for almost 20 years and want to contribute to the general wellbeing of Packington. Fellow dog walkers will recognise me as the man with the boisterous whippet. I am also …

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Aldi Ashby 20 – Sunday 24th March 2019 – Roads Closed

The Aldi “Ashby 20” is a 20-mile road running race through Packington on Sunday 24th March 2019, starting at 10am.  About 1,500 runners will take part, and there are road closures for safety, for a likely maximum period from about 8am to about 3pm. Full details can be found here on the Ashby 20 website …

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Local MP Surgeries Spring 2019 in Swannington – Whitwick

ANDREW BRIDGEN MP Upcoming Surgeries – Please note – You must book an appointment Swannington Friday 5th April 2019 1.00pm-3.00pm Swannington Village Hall, Main Street, Swannington, Leics LE67 8QL Whitwick Friday 10th May 2019 1.00pm-3.00pm Whitwick Park Hall, off North Street, Whitwick, Leics LE67 5HB TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT: Call: 01530 417736 Email: andrew.bridgen.mp@parliament.uk Snail …

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Going East? Road closures to Heather 27 Feb to 1 Mar and 4 Mar to 6 Mar 2019

A Temporary Traffic Regulation Order (TTRO) for Heather Lane, Normanton Le Heath; and Normanton Lane, Heather (see plan below) will allow Leicestershire County Council to patch the road West of Normanton. Expect temporary road closures; not anticipated to exceed four days starting Wednesday 27th February 2019. Next, a second TTRO for Ashby Road, Normanton Le …

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Big Charity Breakfast – Major Village Event – Saturday 2nd March 2019

This is THE village event, where we all have the chance to be part of something REALLY SPECIAL – just come along and eat a top-level Packington Breakfast, AND / OR help by joining the team of villagers for just one hour. Quality produce supplied by: Taylors Butcher of Ashby de la Zouch; and our …

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Job Vacancy – Parish Council Clerk – please apply by 1st March

Packington Parish Council

Has a vacancy for Parish Clerk / Responsible Financial Officer

9 hours per week (days/times flexible when required)
Salary : NJC Salary Point 11 - £21,166 (from April 2019) pro rata
Actual Pay - £5,148 p.a equivalent to £11 per hour (from April 2019)

We are a friendly enthusiastic Council, keen to make a positive difference to our Parish. We have lots of ideas and are looking for a Parish Clerk/Responsible Financial Officer to support in the efficient running of the Parish Council.

We are looking for someone who is friendly, enthusiastic, well-organised and calm, and who:

  • has excellent people skills, including the ability to work with Councillors, members of the public and third party organisations
  • is proficient with the use of email, Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint
  • is an accurate record keeper, well-organised and able to meet deadlines
  • will, with appropriate training, be able to deal with the day to day management of the Parish Council, including updating the website at https://www.packingtonpc.org.uk/
  • can identify funding opportunities and help prepare bids for grants funding
  • with training and support, ensure the smooth running of the Parish Council, and suggest new ideas or working practices
  • will undertake any other duties as may be reasonably required from time to time, and which may involve additional evening or daytime meetings

The job is carried out from home and the successful candidate may be expected to start working towards obtaining CiLCA (Certificate in Local Council Administration) if it is felt to be necessary in the future and once they have completed the initial 6 month training period.

Please contact Karen Edwards, via phone or email (see below) if you would like to know more about Packington Parish Council, the job, or would like an application pack.

The closing date for return of applications is Friday 1st March 2019. Interviews to be held in the evening of Tuesday 12th March 2019.

Please send applications to:

Karen Edwards, Clerk to Packington Parish Council, 
23 Brittany Avenue, Ashby de la Zouch, LE65 2QY
Tel: 07936 359949 or email to clerk@packingtonpc.org.uk