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Festive Season Opening Hours
-- posted December 12th 2018

Please note that the Parish Office and Village Hall will be closed from Monday 24th December and will re-open on Wednesday 2nd January.

If you wish to speak to a member of staff, please leave a message on 0116 277 9518 and we will call you on our return.

Christmas Foodbank Appeal
-- posted December 6th 2018

Are you, or is someone you know, struggling to make ends meet? We provide emergency food for local people in crisis. You do not need to be in receipt of benefits to access our friendly and confidential service.

If you are in need, please contact one of our referral agencies such as CAB, local doctors, church ministry teams, children’s centres, local schools.

For more information, please download our poster or visit

 A Time Traveller’s Christmas
-- posted November 30th 2018

Countesthorpe Parish Council presents ‘A Time Traveller’s Christmas’. Celebrating the past and looking forward to the future! An exciting journey from 1918 to 2038.

On Friday 7th December at 6.30pm, St Andrew’s Church.

Download the poster.

Blaby Urgent Care Service
-- posted November 17th 2018

East Leicestershire and Rutland CCG recently launched a period of public engagement to help understand which of two buildings the new Blaby urgent care service should be located at. The two shortlisted locations are Enderby Leisure Centre and Glenfield Surgery. As part of this engagement people can share their views by reading information about our plans and completing a survey online, by requesting paper copies or by talking with CCG staff at one of our Listening Booth sessions where the engagement document and paper copies of the survey are made available.

The Listening Booth sessions held at local GP practices and other venues enable us to talk to those people who may not have heard about the about our plans elsewhere. We also advertise these sessions to give people an opportunity to come along and see someone in person about the proposals should they wish to. We share the engagement document and survey at the sessions. The dates we have publicised do not include an exhibition.

We acknowledge that news of the session at Countesthorpe Surgery may not have reached people in time to come along to speak to someone if they wished to. We have therefore, arranged a second Listening Booth session at Countesthorpe Surgery. This will take place on Friday 23 November at 2pm-4pm. We would appreciate it if you could help us to share details of this event. People can also view details online or contact us for paper copies of the information.

More information about the proposals and the link to the online document and survey can be found at:

Alternatively, contact 0116 295 6942 or mobile 07785 475 410.

Invitation to Tender
-- posted November 2nd 2018

Works to supply and install new driveway, footpaths and cremation plots to cemetery extension.

Hard landscaping works to include Breedon gravel footpaths, self-binding gravel road and creation of cremation plots.

To view tender documentation, please view:

Re-dedication of the War Memorial and re-naming the Centenary Paddock
-- posted October 2nd 2018

This will take place at 10.00am on Saturday 10th November 2018. Please download and display the poster.

Lest we forget

 remembrance poppy Knit a Poppy for Remembrance Day
-- posted September 8th 2018

Marking the end of the First World War.

The poppies will be displayed on St. Andrew’s Church railings. Knitting patterns are available from the Library or can be downloaded here. Completed poppies can be handed into the Parish Council Office or Library before 6th November 2018.

Lest we forget

Fly Tipping Campaign
-- posted June 9th 2018

Councils within Leicestershire have launched a new campaign to tackle the increasing problem with fly tipping. A new website has been launched - - to give guidance to households on how to dispose of waste, how to report fly tipping and contact details for responsible authorities. Further information can be obtained from Blaby District Council at - tel: 0116 2727555.

Parish Council Annual Meeting
-- posted May 11th 2018

At the Annual Meeting held on 10th May the Parish Council re-elected Revd. Mick Gillespie as chair and David Ball as deputy chair. Also, Gyles Sermon was co-opted on to the council following the death of councillor Ken Mason. The council now has a balance of nine female and nine male councillors.

Rainbow Shop Reopens
-- posted April 28th 2018

The Rainbow Shop (opposite the Co-op) which sells excellent quality second hand clothes, books, toys etc and fairly traded goods reopens on May 5th. The shop has had a complete renovation and now offers a really inviting place to shop, making it an attractive place to have a drink and enjoy good company.

Over the years that the Rainbow Shop has been in existence, many many thousands of pounds have been given to those mainly overseas who are in need. The shop is staffed by volunteers from the churches and community and also houses the Information Bureau.

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