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

Visitors are welcomed with Passports on sale at the village car park, Measham Road, LE65 1WP

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 Street, LE65 1WJ, or
  • Participating gardens.
Enjoy a gentle stroll around 12 village gardens..
  • Gardening stall
  • plants
  • second-hand books
  • Displays and live musical entertainment


Refreshments, including Ice-creams and afternoon teas, at:

  • Memorial Hall, High Street;
  • Barn Farm, Babelake Street; and
  • Village church, Vicarage Lane

Sponsored by David Granger Architectural Design Limited telephone: 01530 560939

Duck race contestants ready..

Duck race and BBQ on Mill Street from 6pm !

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 own theme). We will be having Fun, Games, superb live music, and a bit of magic.

Come and browse in our Market Place area where we have our sweet stall, tombola, glitter tattoos as well as a ‘grown up’ drinks truck, ice cream vendor and hand-made garden accessories for sale. Our donation buckets will be going round to enable us to continue this great event into 2020!

The gates open at 1 pm on Saturday for you to set up your own gazebo, the party begins at 6 pm.

We are still looking for tombola prizes, so please either drop off at Barkers Cafe or bring along on the day.
Volunteers also needed to help with setting up the site on Saturday morning at 10am, and for clearing up on Sunday morning, again at 10 am

We also ask that everyone clears their own gazebos off the park Sunday morning, to get the park and play areas clear to use safely.

See you all Next Saturday!

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

Friday 10th May 2019 1.00pm-3.00pm
Whitwick Park Hall, off North Street,
Whitwick, Leics LE67 5HB
Friday 14th June 2019 1.00pm-3.00pm
Kegworth Village Hall, Nottingham Rd, Kegworth, Derby DE74 2FH
Friday 12th July 2019 1.00pm-3.00pm
The Marlene Reid Centre, 85 Belvoir Road, Coalville, LE67 3PH
Friday 9th August 2019 1.00pm-3.00pm
Ashby de la Zouch Town Council, Legion House, South Street, Ashby, Leics LE65 1BQ

Please note: You MUST book an appointment. To book:

Are these your new Councillors? You only need to choose ONE.. or up to 6 of these 7.. but PLEASE VOTE

Please Scroll down to read these details on following pages:

You can vote for up to 6 of the 7 who have so generously volunteered to be Parish Councillors on our village Parish Council. and whose details you can scroll down to read in following posts on this Packington Post village website. Please support them by voting for AT LEAST ONE of them. You don’t have to vote for more than one..

The Polling Station is open from 7am until 10 pm, that’s 07-22 hours, on Thursday 2nd May 2019. It’s in Venue 35 at our Memorial Hall Venues:

For the Polling Station, use the LEFT SIDE entrance to Venue 35 in our Packington Memorial Hall Venues

We hope to bring you the results on Friday 3rd May 2019.

The new council will convene for the Annual Meeting of Packington Parish Council on Tuesday 14th May at 7 pm in Venue 35. All are welcome.

Now, scroll down to read their details..

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 provide key services for the village and the interests of the local community and look after and improve facilities in our Parish. Parish Councils are an essential part of the structure of local democracy.
I am retired having previously worked in housing management for the North West Leicestershire District Council for 32 years. In addition I was a member of the Council’s Emergency Planning Committee which dealt with emergencies in the community 24 hours.
I was chairman of the North West Leicestershire Homeless Project, a registered charity formed in 1989, based at the Marlene Reid Centre which assisted homeless people in North West Leicestershire to secure appropriate accommodation. This project was a valued and much needed service within the community. The project had to close after 25 years.
For many years I have been a member of the well organised Packington Neighbourhood Watch committed to crime and anti-social behaviour prevention.
There are several issues for the village such as speeding, street lighting and footpaths but the next years will be very important for our village. The proposed construction of HS2, if it goes ahead, and the amount of disruption cannot be pictured.
If HS2 goes ahead one of the major issues will be the closure of Ashby Road which HS2 are proposing to close for 19 months. All the village rely on doctors, chemists and schools in Ashby. Limiting the impact of HS2 construction work on residents not just from a highway perspective but on a wider context from a public health and education point of view is vital and we need to be involved in the process. We have a very much appreciated Residents Action Group which are working hard for the best interests of the village.
The Parish Council should actively encourage impact from residents on what the community needs. We make decisions on behalf of the people in the Parish. Residents can bring to the attention of the Parish Council anything that concerns them. We should be the first place you can go to with concerns or ideas.
Being an effective Parish Councillor requires both commitment and hard work and I offer my services for another term.
T: 01530 413030 M: 07950 705884 E:

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 Education and Music Departments.

My current interests are; my family: the Packington Memorial Hall where I have been Chairman of the Management Committee for a considerable number of years: Testify Choir for which I accompany on piano and compose tunes: Parish Council and their associated Charities the Recreation Ground Charity and the Earl of Huntingdon Charity: I have also been active in Stop HS2.

During my time in Packington I have helped in organising; the Memorial Hall’s refurbishment, Packington Play Area Facilities, Carnivals, Concerts, Royal Celebration Days, Commemorative events; Bonfire Parties on the Recreation Ground; Duck Races on the Gilwhiskaw and have been involved in sing-alongs in the Pub at Christmas and on St George’s Day.

I have enjoyed being involved in community events and have met and become friends with a great many dedicated volunteer helpers from the village.

If elected for a further four-year term I will do my utmost to keep the spirit of Packington alive and to work tirelessly for the good of all residents.

This publication is promoted by me, Christopher Miles of 14 Babelake St Packington Leicestershire LE65 1WD and displayed by Packington Post electronically on my behalf.

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 a regular participant in the pub quiz in the Bull & Lion on a Tuesday evening. I am 67 years old and retired in 2014 from the Commercial Manager role within a major UK construction company.

Areas where, if elected, I would hope to have an influence are:

Safety: I will actively support any initiative to address the issue of speeding through/around the village.

Security: I believe that the CCTV regime needs to be maintained and coverage extended if possible.

HS2: I believe HS2, particularly the phase which affects our village, to be unjustifiable on any basis and continually needs to be challenged.

This publication is promoted by me Ian Peterson of Packington and is displayed by Packington Post electronically on my behalf.

Parish Council Election 2nd May 2019 – Ian Dring

Being a Parish Councillor is as much about working together as about the individual. Each councillor contributes their experience and skills. Having been in business all my life until retirement I have a reasonable understanding of financial matters, a dislike of red tape and box ticking, and a willingness to challenge issues if I believe them to be against the interests of the Parish. With others I have attended many meetings with NWLDC and the County Council to argue the case for Packington. Planning has presented its challenges; you win some and you lose some.

Over the years I have particularly supported community activities via the Parish Council and personally, E.g. the Annual Bonfire event, Party in the Park, Carnivals and Royal Celebrations. Involvement with other charities has helped being a trustee of the Recreation Ground and Huntingdon charities.

Looking to the future I would like to see a link to Hicks Wood for cyclists which avoids Measham Road, and a footpath to Normandy Wood which could be used by all including wheelchairs.

Packington is a great village. It has given a lot to me and my family. Together we can keep it that way.

This publication is published and promoted by me, Ian Dring, of 19 Babelake Street, Packington, LE65 1WD

Parish Council Election 2nd May 2019 – Keith Goodwin

My name is Keith Goodwin and I have lived in the village for nearly 45 years since moving into Nethercroft Drive in 1974. I am married to Sandy and together we run a small stud of ponies on Spring Lane. Some village residents will be concerned that my reasons for becoming a Councillor are self-seeking in relation to planning permission on my land. I can assure you that this is not the case.
The one thing that experience has taught me is that it is the people you meet in life that are important. It is the people within this parish that matter to me and I will do my best to represent their interests if elected to our Parish Council. I am passionate about Packington and even though we have moved houses three times, we have always stayed within the village.
Regarding what policies I will bring to the post of Parish Councillor, I can best quote those core values that I undertake in my employment as a Chartered Surveyor within the Civil Service.

integrity’ is putting the obligations of public service above your own personal interests
honesty’ is being truthful and open
objectivity’ is basing your advice and decisions on rigorous analysis of the evidence
impartiality’ is acting solely according to the merits of the situation

This publication is promoted by me Keith Goodwin of The Coach House, Spring Lane, Packington LE65 1WU and published by Packington Post electronically on my behalf.

Parish Council Election 2nd May 2019 – Jackie Bridgen

Vote for Jacqueline Bridgen as Parish Councillor

I have lived in this area for over twenty years and moved into Packington with my two boys four years ago. Packington is a wonderful village, however like all villages there is always room for improvement.
As a Special Needs Teacher and as a parent, I understand the needs of children and families within our village. Having previously worked for many years as a childminder, a care worker for the disabled and the elderly, and as a District Councillor, I have built up a wealth of experience in supporting a diverse range of families with various needs and local issues.
Throughout my current role as your Parish Councillor I have:
• Personally championed the new equipment at the Recreation Ground, despite opposition from some residents and the District Council.
• Openly engaged with villagers to voice your views and opinions at committee meetings.
• Challenged inappropriate housing developments.
• Supported the village CCTV scheme.
• Provided a younger, more diverse approach to our Parish council.
Alongside being one of your Parish councillors, I am delighted to be an active hands-on member of our village. I am a member of the Party In The Park committee and work hard to help provide our annual event each year, and I am the founder and member of the Packington Ladies group. I am proud to be a part of our community, and recently took part in the Packington litter pick to actively engage with other villagers to clean up our streets and verges.
I participate in many village events and volunteer my time and support when possible. I enjoy meeting residents to discuss local issues whilst building new friendships and supporting our village.
With your support I will continue to work hard for you!

Promoted by Jacqueline Bridgen, 21 Spring Lane, Packington Displayed electronically on behalf of Jacqueline Bridgen by Packington Post

Parish Council Election 2nd May 2019 – Clare Beynon

I have lived in Packington for a number of years, with my husband and 2 daughters. As a family we have fully integrated into the village community, involved in various clubs and social activities. I’m a Talent Development Manager for a global brand. This role requires dynamic leadership and upmost Integrity.

I’m passionate about our village and believe I would continue to bring huge value as a voice of the community with a fresh perspective.
INCLUSIVE – More events for young families and other demographic groups. Reaching out via traditional channels and social media
SAFE– I’m passionate we do as much as possible to keep our community safe, ensure transparency with communication of village activity and ensure we identify all effective deterrents.
COMMUNITY VOICE—I’m here to represent YOU. I easily network and connect with many members of the village and will ensure your opinions are heard, from building development, planning applications, use of the recreation ground and, of course, HS2 plans.