Shearsby Parish Council

Protecting, Connecting, Involving and Representing Shearsby

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Clerk: Helen Denton-Stacey
36 Sherrier Way, Lutterworth
Leics LE17 4NW

Tel: 07734 793986

This website is to enable the residents of Shearsby to view information relating to the Parish Council. There are many features available. Please see the navigation bar on the left.Shearsby Parish Council provides YOUR local services. We strive to make this a better place to live, work and visit.

Local council responsibilities and who to contact

Shearsby Parish Council provides YOUR local services, which are managed on a voluntary basis by the Councillors. All Councillors are unpaid and commit their time to improving Shearsby and maintaining it as an attractive and sustainable place in which to live, visit and do business.

Latest News

Rural Bulletin 26 February

Posted: Fri, 26 Feb 2021 15:47 by Helen Denton-Stacey

Chancellor must do more to tackle rampant rural disadvantage, campaigners urge
There is a long way to go until rural communities see their fair share of investment as new economic research reveals government spending per person on public infrastructure is 44% higher for urban areas than it is for rural areas that include no major cities. The report, Towards a greener Green Book process, produced by Pragmatix Advisory and jointly commissioned by Rural Services Network, Britain's Leading Edge, CPRE, the countryside charity and English Rural exposes how rural communities are poorly served by government's mechanisms for allocating public funds.
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Future of transport: rural strategy call for evidence

National Innovation Centre for Rural Enterprise (NICRE) - Policy Advisors Role

The Government's 'relentless push for development' is 'destroying rural England'

MANY hears experiences of communities without reliable digital connectivity

Broadband pressure sees people turning to mobile phones to stay online

What impact has Covid19 had on rural communities?

Calls to cut business rates to save the High Street

£200 million rail upgrade to connect North Wales and North West of England

Rural Related Politics - An RSN weekly review

The report, Towards a greener Green Book process, produced by Pragmatix Advisory and jointly commissioned by Rural Services Network, Britain's Leading Edge, CPRE, the countryside charity and English Rural was launched yesterday (22.02.21) and exposes how rural communities are poorly served by government's mechanisms for allocating public funds.

We are calling on the Chancellor to level up against rural disadvantage with a more strategic approach to the Green Book process that rebalances the way the government meets the needs of countryside communities.

Read the full Press Release and access the report here.

You can also access the RSN response to the Government's consultation on the Future of Rural Transport at this link.

In Hinterland this week - the Brexit backbeat goes on, poor broadband, challenged pubs, pollution, the vaccine and some fabulous new archaeological finds. Read on...

Do you want to find all of our news stories, analysis and commentary on a particular topic? Select one from the buttons below to find out more...

The latest edition of the Funding Digest can be viewed hereLooking for funding for your local project or community group? This monthly bulletin includes links to various sources of grant funding that you may be able to access!

Read the latest RSN suggested draft responses for key rural consultations and view the latest Government Consultations that may be relevant to rural communities here

Member Insights is the place to discover the statistics that define communities within our membershipVisit the Members Insights here

Find out about our campaign for fairer funding for rural areas here
This includes our work on the Local Government Finance Settlement

This Rural Bulletin is published by the Rural Services Network and brings you a round up of our existing publications in one place.

If you have any comments on the Rural Bulletin, please contact us here.The RSN is sponsored by

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Parish Liaison News

Posted: Fri, 26 Feb 2021 15:44 by Helen Denton-Stacey

Community Governance Review – The Council has considered the final recommendation of the Community Governance Review Committee and approved the following changes:

Lubenham – Option 1 presented to council was approved – the line which best fits the separation are in the current neighbourhood plan (the SDA area, Greenacres, HIC, County Council depot and showground site, move from Lubenham to Market Harborough. More »

Fleckney and Saddington – area of 'Appleyard Park' development will all come within the Fleckney parish boundary (part currently in Saddington).

Kibworths – area of new residential development north of the railway line adjacent to the primary school moved to Harcourt.

Parish warding removed from Thurnby and Bushby.

Additional Councillor for Husbands Bosworth and Claybrooke Magna.

The report can be reviewed here Meetings and Events (

We will now commence on drafting a Reorganisation of Community Governance Order which will detail when the changes will come to affect – nothing changes until an order has been made and the dates stipulated therein have been met. The boundary changes will only change the parish boundary – other administrative boundaries including district wards, county divisions and parliamentary boundaries will remain as existing until a further review of these is carried out by the relevant national boundary commission.

Rural Crime - Police officers and council staff from Market Harborough and Wigston were out in force on Friday (12th February) in a planned operation to tackle crime and patrol the more rural and remote areas of the Neighbourhood Policing Area (NPA). To read the full details, please click the following link:

Officers and council team up to tackle rural crime in Market Harborough and Wigston | Leicestershire Police (

Rural Bulletin – Latest information can be found here: The Rural Bulletin - 16 February 2021 (

Funding News – The Magic Little Grants fund will address the following themes this year

  • Improving mental wellbeing
  • Enabling community participation in the arts
  • Preventing or reducing the impact of poverty
  • Supporting marginalised groups and promoting equality
  • Improving biodiversity and green spaces
  • Enabling participation in physical activity
  • Responding to the climate emergency and promoting sustainability
  • Increasing community access to outdoor space.

Applications will be accepted from 1 March 2021 to 31 October 2021 – for more information, please click the following link: Magic Little Grants | Localgiving

Leicestershire Cycling and Walking Strategy - Leicestershire County Council is asking people how they usually travel and what barriers they face. The Cycling and walking engagement survey | Leicestershire County Council is open until 14 March 2021. Please share this with your residents.

Health and Wellbeing – A variety of virtual sessions organised by Leicestershire and Rutland Sport in support of Hope Against Cancer will take place throughout March including Barre, Pilates, Yin Yoga, Soccercise, Nordic Walking, Weights Workout and more. To support and sign up for the event, please click the following link: Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport - This Girl Can (

The Harborough Lotto have been delighted to welcome three new good causes recently.

Crow Spinney/Gumley Parish Meeting who after purchasing the spinney, are now raising funds to do some much-needed work on some of the trees to keep visitors safe and also for new tree planting and fencing. This will also allow local children to gain education in the natural world and the English countryside.

Medbourne Village Hall Trust provides a much-loved and valued service for the community in Medbourne and the surrounding area. The Village Hall is used by a wide variety of local groups such as pre-school and Scouting groups and can also be hired for private bookings. They are raising funds to secure the continued running of the hall and grounds, as well as the future refurbishment.

3rd Market Harborough Scout Group provides a much loved and valued service for the youth community of Market Harborough and surrounding villages.

They are raising funds so they can continue to offer and even expand their service! Their finances have been badly hit in 2020 due to the Coronavirus pandemic, meaning that they have lost income through subs, and also were unable to take Santa and his sleigh out in December 2020 which is their main fundraiser of the year.

This month saw another lucky winner scoop £2000 in the Harborough Lotto, making that the 4th big win in the district.

To support the causes in the district or if you think a cause within your village or Town could benefit as well, please visit Harborough Lotto: Easy online fundraising for good causes - Harborough Lotto.

LRALC Parish Meeting Training – thank you to the Parish Meetings that joined the training session delivered by Jake Atkinson. The session was very useful. I am currently dealing with a few issues raised at the meeting regarding parish assets. I'm awaiting further information and will respond go your queries as soon as possible.

For any parish related queries, please contact me via the parish liaison email:

Thank you.


Nada Hankin

Parish and Community Facilities Officer

Harborough District Council

Mobile: 07394567514


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Posted: Fri, 26 Feb 2021 15:38 by Helen Denton-Stacey

This is to let you know and ask if you feel that you would be interested in the new Road Safety and Speed reduction initiative that we are going to be rolling out very soon, it is called

SHARE THE ROAD' CAMPAIGN and further information about how it is run and how successful it has been in other parts of the country can be viewed in the attachment. More »

Clear and good signage prior to entering the village will be placed on poles located on popular/scenic cycle routes, in the vicinity of stables, near junctions and blind bends, when fixed securely these signs do appear to stand up to the elements reasonably well.

If you feel that you would like this signage in your village, or have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.

With regards

PCSO 6008 Laura Bolton


Broughton Astley Beat Office

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