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Newbold Verdon Parish Council provides YOUR local services. We strive to make Newbold Verdon a better place to live, work and visit. Our website includes a wealth of information about how we conduct business and what we do. Find local groups and businesses in our community directory. Use the search or browse the site to find whatever you are looking for. If you can't find what you want then please contact us.

To read about the Parish Councillors and the Clerk serving the community, please visit the webpages About The Council and The Council.

We also have a News page, which will give you updates to information received from lead authorities, including information concerning local community events.

Council Meetings

Newbold Verdon Parish Council meet once a month at 7pm on the first Monday of every month except in August, at the Sports Pavilion on Alans Way. Members of public are welcome to attend and make representations against items detailed on the meeting agenda, during the public open session only.

However, due to the current Covid-19 lockdown restrictions and legislation, all meetings are being held virtually via the video conference app Zoom at the earlier time of 6.30pm until further notice. Should you wish to join a Parish Council meeting, then you will need to use the meeting hyperlinks added to this page (see below), along with the meeting ID and password to gain access.

September Extra Ordinary Meeting Login Details

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4680099624?pwd=Mk9VeGxlUkRacnRGbWVEeWh3dWRvZz09

Meeting ID: 468 009 9624
Passcode: 774988

Reporting Tools

To help the community and members of the public to find information or report items more easily, we have provided direct links to some of the local and national corporate bodies websites such as, Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council, Leicester County Council, Highways England, One.Network (footpath and road closures), Leicestershire Police, Fix My Street (reporting tool for highways and footpath issues) and the Parish Council's Facebook page.

By clicking on the relevant logo on both the right and left hand-side of this webpage, it will take you directly to that website.

The image with a street light, will take your directly to the Leicestershire County Council faulty street light reporting webpage. Likewise, with the Severn Trent logo, this will take you directly to their webpage for reporting blocked drains and sewers.

The Arriva bus logo will take you directly to the village bus time table.

Contact Us

The Contact Us page contains an online form for easy communication with the council and a location map for the council office. It also gives information concerning how to contact council, the Clerk's hours of work and the parish office opening times.

Latest News

TEMPORARY TRAFFIC REGULATION ORDER BAGWORTH ROAD, BARLESTONE

TEMPORARY TRAFFIC REGULATION ORDER BAGWORTH ROAD, BARLESTONE

Leicestershire County Council Highways has agreed to a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order at the above location.

Temporary road closure is required on Bagworth Road, Barlestone from outside house number 75 for 250m north on the 28 th September 2020 from 09:30 – 14:30 for up to 1 day. The Temporary Traffic Regulation Order will be implemented for public safety for BT to undertake pole testing and any other associated work to the highway The proposed diversion route will be via: B585, Bagworth Road, Main Street, Hinckley Road A447, Barton Road, Main Street and vice versa. More »

During the closures, alternative routes available to all traffic can be viewed at https://one.network. Leicestershire County Council apologises for any inconvenience caused during these works. » Less

Posted: Tue, 15 Sep 2020 16:49 by Josie Flavell

TEMPORARY TRAFFIC REGULATION ORDER ST GEORGES CLOSE AND DRAGON LANE, NEWBOLD VERDON

Leicestershire County Council Highways has agreed to a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order at the above location.

A road closure is required on Dragon Lane and St Georges Close between the junction with Barlestone Road and Old Farm Lane on the 24th September 2020 for up to 2 days. The road will be closed between the hours of 09:00 and 15:00, the road will be open outside of these times.

The Temporary Traffic Regulation Order will be implemented for public safety for Leicestershire County Council to facilitate carriageway patching and any other associated work to the highway. More »

The proposed alternative diversion route will be via: Dragon Lane, Main Street, Mill Lane Barlestone Road, Newbold Verdon and vice versa.

During the closures, alternative routes available to all traffic can be viewed at https://one.network.

Leicestershire County Council apologises for any inconvenience caused during these works. » Less

Posted: Tue, 15 Sep 2020 12:54 by Josie Flavell

Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days

PRESS RELEASE - Heritage Open Days

FAMILIES AND HISTORY ENTHUSIASTS will be able to take part in a series of special activities that have been organised to mark Heritage Open Days in Hinckley and the wider borough this September.

Heritage Open Days is England's largest festival of culture and history that takes place from Friday 11 to Sunday 20 September.

The scheme aims to open up access and insight to buildings not generally seen by the general public and each year usually includes a wide range of guided walking tours and exhibitions, events and activities that will appeal to families and history enthusiasts alike. More »

However, in order to offer a Covid-secure experience for heritage enthusiasts this year, the Heritage Open Days (HODs) programme will comprise a mix of in-person and digital activities; communities will be able to celebrate the stories of the places and spaces that are important to them while staying safe and adhering to current social distancing measures.

The Borough Council will be offering visitors the chance to watch birds of prey in action as part of a falconry display, as well as a fletching display, where you will get to see real arrows being made, both displays to take place on Sunday 20th September in Argents Mead from 10am. No booking is necessary for this Covid-secure free outdoor event as Event Stewards will ensure social distancing is observed. Those attending are asked to sit or stand with members of their household or bubble up to a maximum of six people and only to attend if feeling well. Hand sanitising stations will also be available and a requirement to complete Track and Trace information. Further guidelines will displayed on posters in the Mead.

There will also be an online exhibition courtesy of the Atkins Building www.atkinsbuilding.co.uk/gallery as well as the opportunity to visit some historic local churches in person.

Meanwhile, Greg Drozdz of Hinckley & District Museum and Paul Gardner of Hinckley District Past & Present who both share a lifelong interest in the heritage of the town have collaborated on a nineteen minute film called 'Welcome to Historic Hinckley' which brings to life the early origins of the town through to the present day.

Greg Drozdz, local historian and Trustee of Hinckley & District Museum who writes and narrates the film explained: "The film tells the story of how the first settlers came to Hinks Lea before progressing to the story of Hinckley Castle and church before featuring local town personalities such as Joseph Hansom of Hansom Cab fame, pioneering Doctor Robert Chessher and Brewer William Bass. Then those that lived close to town like Ada Lovelace from Kirby Mallory and George Fox from Fenny Drayton. Eventually the film moves into present day Hinckley and the changes that have taken place in more recent times."

The film is available online for free at www.hdpp.co.uk.

Executive Member for Culture, Leisure, Tourism and Town Centres at the Borough Council, Councillor Keith Nichols said: "I am very pleased to see this event return this year and excited by the potential of the digital experiences and I'm looking forward to watching the film that Greg and Paul have worked so hard to produce. Hinckley and Bosworth has so much history and culture to offer and the digital access will allow so many more people to learn more about our heritage and history regardless of where they are in the country."

Other activities include:

  • The Atkins Building online exhibition

Then and Now - An Online Photographic exhibition of The Atkins Building's transformation, documenting the journey from Victorian Hosiery Factory to the mixed use creative and business centre it is today.

The focus of the exhibition will be its transformation from derelict industrial site to the modern mixed use it has today.

The exhibition can be viewed online at www.atkinsbuilding.co.uk/gallery

  • St Margaret's Church, Stoke Golding – open daily

Come and find out how this beautiful Church has contributed to the life of Stoke Golding over the centuries. Marvel at the tell tale signs which past centuries have left on this iconic medieval building so enabling us to tell this story. Visitors will be able to walk around this Grade 1 Listed 800 year old church and spacious churchyard. No booking is required.

  • Desford, St Martin's Church – Saturday 12 September

Grade II star listed thirteenth century church with many interesting and historic features open from 10am to 6pm. A database of all gravestones in the church and churchyard is being compiled. A lift is available for wheelchair and pushchair users. No booking is required.

Photos: A 25,000 gallon tank is installed in the Atkins Building in 1986 – one of the exhibits available to view online as part of the Online Photographic exhibition of the Atkins Building's transformation. » Less

Posted: Tue, 15 Sep 2020 11:43 by Josie Flavell