Burton Overy Parish Council

Serving the people of Burton Overy


Clerk: Kate Barker
Springside House, Scotland
Lane, Burton Overy, Leicester

Tel: 07827 797125


Coronavirus looks likely to affect us all. But we have the wonderful privilege of living in a caring village community and between us we can make sure that no one is unsupported.

Parish council meetings will be held remotely using Zoom until further notice.

Your Parish Council is made up of five Councillors who meet regularly, making decisions which endeavour to make Burton Overy a better place to live, work and visit. Attending a council meeting is the best way to find out what we do and from 2020 we will normally meet on the third Tuesday of the month in the small room of the village hall. Our website includes a wealth of information about how we conduct business and what we do and has links to all local services in YOUR local services.

The picturesque village of Burton Overy is situated in a pleasant valley, surrounded by trees, 8 miles S.E. of Leicester. The village has a thriving and active village community and is home to 5 working farms, although there are 8 working farms within the parish. It was designated as a Conservation Area in 1974. Further information on the village community can be found on our Village Website.

Use the search or browse the site to find whatever you are looking for. If you can't find what you want or would like to recommend any improvements to our website then please contact us.

Latest News

Planning – to be considered at the Full Council Meeting on 20th October

  1. Ref. No: 20/01515/TCA – Wheatridge, Main Street
  2. Ref. No: 20/01572/FUL - Land OS 9798 0203 0001 Carlton Lane

Posted: Thu, 15 Oct 2020 07:30 by Kate Barker

Recruitment of new clerk / Responsible Financial Officer

Burton Overy Parish Council (BOPC), are currently recruiting for a Clerk to the council, to take effect from the 1st January 2021. This is due to the retirement of the existing post holder. The role will incorporate both the Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer roles.

BOPC are a very small council, comprising of a part-time Clerk and five Councillors who work well with, and are guided by the professionalism of, the clerk. BOPC meet once a month, currently via a Zoom meeting, in the evening. The hours of the Clerk are expected to be 5 hours a week, with 0.54 hours a week paid annual leave, paid at £11 an hour. More »

Burton Overy is a conservation village, comprising of approximately 120 households. The parish council is very community focused on issues relevant to our village. We take an active role on planning matters and promotion of community spirit through organisation and support of key events and local initiatives. We are very conscious of careful budgeting which reflects value for money for villagers, whilst balancing financial requirements and future development. We keep residents informed through pro-active use of our Website and WhatsApp groups.

If you are interested in joining our parish council team, either as an experienced Clerk, or as a new role, please review the role and person specifications attached. To obtain an application pack, or to receive advice on the role, please contact our Clerk at clerk@burtonoverypc.org.uk

The closing date for completed applications is Sunday 25th October 2020. Shortlisting will be completed and applicants notified of the outcome by the 1st November 2020. Interviews are currently scheduled for the week commencing the 23rd November 2020. » Less

Posted: Thu, 01 Oct 2020 10:58 by Kate Barker


We would like to invite you to share your views on crime and anti-social behaviour in your local area by completing this questionnaire. This survey has been created in partnership with the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Leicestershire and the Community Safety Partnerships across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Who should complete the questionnaire?

We would like you to complete the questionnaire if you are aged 16 or over and live in Leicester, Leicestershire or Rutland. The survey should take you no longer than 15 minutes to complete. Participation in this survey is voluntary and you do not have to answer any questions that you feel uncomfortable with. You can withdraw from the survey up until the point that it is submitted. More »

What will the findings be used for?

The views that you share through this survey will be used to improve the work undertaken in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland to prevent crime and anti-social behaviour and to protect our communities. As this survey will be conducted annually, it will also help us to better understand changes in the levels and types of crime and anti-social behaviour in your local area over time.

The information collected through the survey will be handled in accordance with data protection legislation and will be presented anonymously in any outputs. Please click here to read our Privacy Notice. Your data will be processed by SurveyMonkey and you can view their terms for how they do this.

https://www.leics.pcc.police.uk/Have-Your-Say/Consultations/Community-Safety-Survey.aspx » Less

Posted: Mon, 28 Sep 2020 14:41 by Kate Barker