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 [email protected]

HS2 – “The Great Train Robbery” – Monday 11th 8pm

Parish Council recommends all to watch Channel 4 at 8pm Monday 11th February Packington Parish Council has asked Packington Post to alert villagers to a new TV documentary on HS2 and it’s escalating costs: ‘We encourage everyone to watch and record the programme below and alert as many people as possible. Especially those around the …

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Drop-in for FREE – meet and talk to our councillors on Tuesday

What’s it like to be a councillor? What’s it like being a parish councillor? There’s a special chance to informally drop-in and talk to our 6 councillors on Tuesday at 6:30 pm, for half-an-hour before their formal Parish Council meeting starts at 7 pm. Chris, Ian, Jacquie, Clare, Alan and Bob can tell you why …

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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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