Welcome to Countesthorpe Parish Council’s web site.
I hope you will find the site informative and helpful. Our web site has two main objectives. Firstly, we wish to keep residents in the parish up to date with the work the Parish Council does on their behalf and the responsibilities they, the District, and County councils undertake. Secondly, we would like to draw attention to the services and facilities the parish offers.
Community groups or businesses in Countesthorpe are welcome to add their details to our website at no cost. We have designed the ‘What’s on’ section so users can put their own information on and to help publicise local events as well as to see regular village events.
As Leicestershire County Council are currently preparing to downsize their commitment on libraries we are preparing to take over the lease of Countesthorpe Library with plans to extend opening hours and develop the area for multiple use. Plans will be put to the village sometime in 2015.
We have pulled out of taking the lease for the Country Park from Blaby District Council for the time being because waste from the building sites and general lack of care over the last few years has taken the cost of regenerating the area beyond what the Parish Council can afford without asking for a big rise in council rates.
Running a Parish Council is always going to be a balance between what can be done and how much can sensibly be afforded. I can reassure you that the Parish Council will continue to use the money it has wisely on your behalf.
We will continue to add helpful information about Countesthorpe to our website so that residents and visitors alike can see it is a busy and lively place to live. We are always happy to hear from you so if you can suggest improvements to our web site so please do not hesitate to contact us.
Our Parish Council meetings are always on the second Thursday of each month at 7:30 in the Village Hall and are open for you to attend at any time.
Reverend Mick Gillespie
Chair, Countesthorpe Parish Council