Shearsby Parish Council

Protecting, Connecting, Involving and Representing Shearsby

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Clerk: Lynn Cosgrove
White Gates, The Bank
Shearsby, Leics LE17 6PF

Tel: 07850 378367

Helping Hand

This page will be used for general information that may be of use to Shearsby residents.




I write on behalf of the Kibworth Allotment Society to inform you that we
currently have vacant plots at the allotment site on West Langton Road. We
also have an option to take additional land in the future as required.

The allotments are a community facility, set up for the residents of
Kibworth and those living within three to four miles of Kibworth. The
Society are aiming to get the existing allotments fully occupied and a
waiting list to secure the additional land.

Should you wish to enquiries about allotments please don't
hesitate to contact us at

Suzanne Clampin


Welcome to Shearsby 2018

  • Welcome to Shearsby 2018 (PDF, 2.1 Mb)

    The Welcome to Shearsby 2018 booklet is aimed at newcomers to the village and is packed full of useful information.

    Compiled by Ann Charles and Bob Spree.

SPC News

HDC Newletters

Rural Bulletin

BPG, Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground


Age UK

  • Poster, Age UK, Joining Forces Project (PDF, 772 Kb)

    Joining Forces is an Age UK project supporting veterans, widows / widowers, families or people who care for veterans, over Leicestershire and Rutland.

VASL - Voluntary Action South Leicestershire

A magazine giving information and advice for carers, supported by VASL, Voluntary Action South Leicestershire.

  • A Website magazine giving information and advice for carers, supported by VASL, Voluntary Action South Leicestershire.

Harborough Lifeline

As you may be aware, there is strong evidence that telecare can enable people to live independently for longer within their own homes; Harborough Lifeline is directly provided by the Council and can support residents across the Harborough district and in surrounding areas who:

• Have a history of falls

• Have dementia or a similar condition

• Have been recently discharged from hospital

• Have an ongoing illness that may affect their well-being

• Are older, who live alone, or who are alone for long periods

• Or who would otherwise benefit from knowing that help can be provided quickly and easily in an emergency.

We believe that Harborough Lifeline offers an especially good service because it is local and provided by a small team who can thus offer genuinely personalised support. We provide the alarm system on a 'rental' basis which means that users do not have to worry about arranging or paying for maintenance, repairs or replacement if there is a technical problem.

Harborough Lifeline also offers a range of optional services such as holding medical records, welfare calls, recording key safe codes et cetera as part of the total package.

We also provide services to Housing Providers that may have sheltered accommodation, especially small charities such as those that manage alms houses; we can also offer Out of Hours response and Lone Working services to other Public Sector agencies and charities.

Another service that we provide to groups that might benefit from having a Lifeline unit is a talk and demonstration of the system, from button press to an operator answering the call and speaking to the group over the unit. We find that this allows people to make an informed decision as to whether or not the service is right for them.

Doctors, NHS

Have your say on how the NHS should change in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland

Independent health and care champions Healthwatch Leicester, Healthwatch Leicestershire and Healthwatch Rutland are launching a 'What would you do?' campaign to encourage people across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) to share their views about what local NHS services should look like.

Our new campaign aims to encourage people to share their views about how extra money from the Government should be spent on local NHS services.

The Government is investing £20 billion a year in the NHS as part of the NHS Long Term Plan. Local organisations are now being asked to explore how services should change locally to make the NHS work better for people.

We want to hear from local people about what works, what doesn't work and how people think local health services should be improved.

Online surveys

Share your views with Healthwatch LLR and help make care better. There are two public surveys to capture your views and you can fill in one or both of them.

1. What would you do to give people more control over their care?

2. What would you do to give people better support?

  • Helping Hand, NHS, Have Your Say (PDF, 99 Kb)

    Press release accompanying the NHS Have Your Say survey, March 2019

  • Helping Hand, Proposed Merger of Medical Practices, Consultation (Word Document, 126 Kb)

    There is a public consultation on a proposed merger of Kibworth Medical Centre and Two Shires Medical Practice into one practice. The consultation will commence on 18 July 2018, for a period of 90 days, finishing on 15 October at 23:59.

    Please see attached for details.

  • Helping Hand, Kibworth Health Centre Relocation (PDF, 320 Kb)

    The Kibworth Health Centre closes for 2 days, Monday 17th to Tuesday 18th July, due to relocation to the new surgery.

    Please read the attached letter for further information including alternate services.


Postal Services

Places to Visit

  • Tourism, Meadows Mini farm (PDF, 668 Kb)

    Mini Meadows farm is a lovely children's farm set in 12 acres of rolling countryside on the Northamptonshire and Leicestershire border.