Photo Album of Wesley’s funeral cortège through Packington on Friday 1st May 2020

See an album of photos on the Packington Post Facebook page here On 1st May, Packington Village turned out at 3pm to bid farewell to Wesley Ewing, a highly popular village stalwart over decades. His funeral at Bretby was restricted by current virus-control rules to only 10 people, but his funeral cortège left Charity Farm, …

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Goodbye to Wesley – Friday 1st May 2020 at 2:45pm – farewell procession through our village

Wesley leaves Packington on Friday 1st May 2020, and village folk have the chance to bid farewell on his way to his funeral at Bretby. We aren’t allowed to attend there due to current restrictions, but with social distancing we can all take part by lining the route as his cortege leaves his home in …

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Village Community Litter Pick – THIS Sunday 8th March 2020

Meet at Memorial Hall at 10 am Expect a short brief and choice of areas Hi-Vis and bin bags provided Please wear suitable footwear and gloves Just 2 hours at most – when it’s done, it’s DONE Complimentary hot drinks (and chatting !) at the Hall when we finish As well as our village centre, …

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Big Breakfast – Major Village Charity Event – Saturday 7th March 2020

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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Aldi Ashby 20 – Sunday 15th March 2020 – Road Closures

The Aldi “Ashby 20” is a 20-mile road running race through Packington on Sunday 15th March 2020, 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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100 issues of Packington Post

No wonder the small Packington Communications Group (PCG) were in celebration mode in the photo above – since 2003, the Group has produced ONE HUNDRED issues of Packington Post, our village bi-monthly magazine. Issue 100, distributed during the weekend of 18th / 19th January 2020, is another bumper 16-page edition. The 9 “core” members of …

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Packington Bonfire and Fireworks Tuesday 5th November 2019

We hope to repeat the success of previous Bonfire Parties, again on the traditional date : Remember, Remember, the 5th November.. There is a need to build a safe bonfire. If you can bring material to burn, check the contents before you take it to the site with Chris Miles. He can be contacted on …

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Probably the BEST Open Gardens in Leicestershire – Monday 26th August 2019 2pm – 7pm

Packington Village Open Gardens Day – Probably the BEST Open Gardens in Leicestershire – Major Village Event on Bank Holiday Monday, 26th August 2019 from 2pm to 7pm. Admission is by passport to 12 gardens, Adults £4.00, accompanied children FREE. Passports available on the day from: Measham Road Car Park, LE65 1WP Memorial Hall, High …

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Major Village Event – Party in the Park – THIS Saturday 6th July 2019

Just 4 days to go to Party in the Park! Saturday 6th July 2019! Join with friends and neighbours to party in our fabulous village park. Bring your own foody feasts – Barbecues permitted if they are off the ground and extinguished before you leave. Join in with the Best Decorated Gazebo competition (choose your …

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Local MP Surgeries Spring – Summer 2019 in Whitwick Kegworth Coalville & Ashby

WhitwickFriday 10th May 2019 1.00pm-3.00pmWhitwick Park Hall, off North Street, Whitwick, Leics LE67 5HBKegworthFriday 14th June 2019 1.00pm-3.00pmKegworth Village Hall, Nottingham Rd, Kegworth, Derby DE74 2FHCoalvilleFriday 12th July 2019 1.00pm-3.00pmThe Marlene Reid Centre, 85 Belvoir Road, Coalville, LE67 3PHAshbyFriday 9th August 2019 1.00pm-3.00pmAshby de la Zouch Town Council, Legion House, South Street, Ashby, Leics LE65 …

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