Coleorton Lane Closed – Monday 10th – Wednesday 12th December 2018

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE OF COLEORTON LANE, PACKINGTON (to fix the ruts where the surface melted back in the recent hot summer…) Leicestershire County Council Highways has agreed to a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order for a temporary road closure from Monday 10th December 2018 to Wednesday 12th December between 7am and 4pm each day. This will …

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Andrew Bridgen MP – Local Surgeries in Coalville, Castle Donington, Ashby

Upcoming Surgeries – Please note: You MUST book an appointment Coalville Friday 14th December 2018 11.30am-1.30pm Coalville Library, High Street, Coalville, Leics LE67 3EA Castle Donington Friday 11th January 2019 1pm-3pm new venue Castle Donington Community Hub, 101 Bondgate, Castle Donington DE74 2NH Coalville Friday 8th February 2019 11.30am-1.30pm Coalville Library, High Street, Coalville, Leics …

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HS2 Roadshow – This Thursday, 1st November 2018, at Measham

2pm – 8pm at Measham Leisure Centre DE12 7HR Spread this news! – as a final part of consultation, HS2 are holding Roadshow information meetings close to us, as follows: THIS THURSDAY 1st November: Measham Leisure Centre, bottom of High Street, Measham, DE12 7HR, 2pm – 8pm Saturday 10th November: Wilnecote School, Tamworth, B77 5LF, …

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Animals Hate Fireworks – Please think of THEM this week..

Animals are often TERRIFIED by fireworks.. Packington is in a rural area surrounded by fields with animals in them. Lots of village folk have dogs and cats.  It’s likely that things will seem to go “bang” this week and next, and these animals won’t like that. Animals can panic and even die where people don’t …

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Venison Evening at Hill Farm – Local Village-Business Event

Friday 2 November 2018 at 7.00pm – Hill Farm, Spring Lane Venison Butchery Evening, followed by a two course Venison meal with wine. You’ve probably seen the herds of Exotic animals at Packington’s Hill Farm on Spring Lane – Bison, Alpacas, Deer. The meat from deer is called Venison, and there’s an opportunity to “See …

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Packington Bonfire and Fireworks, Monday 5th November 2018

6-45 pm – entry from Vicarage Lane   LE65 1UZ . traditional date again this year – Monday 5th November entry via the Vicarage Lane Playground entrance,  LE65 1UZ The event is free but we ask for a donation, which can be gift-aided, to help the Recreation Ground charity pursue its aims DO NOT bring your …

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2nd May 2019 – Local Elections are coming. Be the Voice of Your Community?

Packington Post is asking YOU to consider being the Voice of your Community, by becoming a Councillor next year. . On Thursday 2nd May 2019, our village has the opportunity to elect 6 new councillors to serve on our Packington Parish Council.  On the same day we also vote for District Councillors for North West …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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

Packington Village Gardens Open Day – Probably the BEST Open Gardens in Leicestershire – Major 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 …

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