Burton Overy Parish Council

Serving the people of Burton Overy


Clerk: Phil Woodward
9 Lloyd George Avenue
Kibworth Beauchamp, Leics

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. Details of how to log in to the meetings will be printed on the agenda for the relevant meeting when it is published on the website, usually a few days before the date of the meting.

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

Local Policing Update - March 2021

Our Neighbourhood Policing Team has circulated the attached update this week which contains important messages for rural areas, including dedicated patrols, theft of dogs and fly-tipping.

Posted: Fri, 05 Mar 2021 14:03 by Phil Woodward

Census 2021

The parish council has been asked by the Census Engagement Manager for South Leicestershire to make people aware of the forthcoming census, the key date for which is 21st March.

The Census is a survey that happens every 10 years and gives us a picture of all the people and households in England and Wales. Local councils, charities and many other organisations use census information to decide how to spend millions of pounds on services every year. This includes spending on transport, education and healthcare. To make sure this money is spent where it's most needed, it's important that as many people as possible are able to participate in the census. More »

Two leaflets are attached to this news item which provide further information. » Less

Posted: Tue, 02 Mar 2021 16:26 by Phil Woodward

CPRE Petition for Rural Bus Services

CPRE are currently hosting a petition to submit to government, which will draw attention to the negative impacts on rural communities brought about by the reduction (and frequent disappearance) of local bus services.

"Without regular bus services, many people in rural communities are being cut off, isolated and left without the means to live an independent life. People living in our towns and villages deserve better. More »

As we start to rebuild, will you join us in calling for a reliable bus service for every community, wherever they live?

This situation isn't inevitable. It's the result of decades of under-investment from successive governments leading to unreliable bus services. But we know it can be done differently.

CPRE is calling for the government to act now if we want to create a truly thriving countryside for all.

More buses means:

  • Less traffic and air pollution
  • Better access to local green space for everyone
  • More spending on our local high streets
  • Access to training and jobs for everyone
  • A ticket out of loneliness and isolation for our friends and family.

If people across the country speak with one voice, we know politicians will have to listen. With just a few clicks, you can be part of this.

Sign our petition calling for a reliable bus service for every community." » Less

Posted: Tue, 02 Mar 2021 16:10 by Phil Woodward