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

Community Safety Partnership e-newsletter 20.02

The latest edition has just been published and can be found on the Newsletters page.

Posted: Mon, 30 Nov 2020 09:51 by Kate Barker

Save the date - the annual rural crime network event - Monday February 1st 2021

As with all events this year, the annual rural crime network event will be taking place online - a full agenda will be out shortly but in the mean time if you would like to attend - 'Save the Date' Monday February 1st 2021.

Register in advance for this meeting by clicking the link to Zoom or by typing in: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0sdGrrToqE9yCn_eXXH3wMPtSOP7-kZDI

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing further information about joining the meeting. Last year there were speakers from CrimeStoppers, DataTag, Leicestershire Police and the Environment Crime Team.

Posted: Mon, 30 Nov 2020 09:39 by Kate Barker

New measures in force after avian influenza case confirmed near Melton

A Control Zone was declared this week by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) after a case of avian influenza was confirmed at a site near Melton Mowbray. This means it is a legal requirement for all bird keepers in the affected area to follow increased measures in an attempt to reduce the risk of spreading avian flu in the bird population.

The Control Zone covers a 10km radius of the location where the infected birds were identified – there is an inner 3km protection zone and wider 10km surveillance zone. This includes parts of Melton and Whissendine, and straddles the Leicestershire borders with both Rutland and Nottinghamshire. More »

Within the control zones there are further recording requirements, movement restrictions requiring a licence, and birds within the protection zone need to be housed in enclosures. Further information about the restrictions can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/avian-influenza-bird-flu

Trading Standards animal health officers from Leicestershire County Council will be visiting properties within 3km of the confirmed avian flu case to identify anyone who has birds, to provide advice and guidance and to ensure that all flocks are identified for an inspection by the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA).

Earlier this month, an avian influenza prevention zone was declared across the whole of England to mitigate the risk of the disease spreading, which means that all bird keepers across the country are subject to some form of restrictions.

The prevention zone means bird keepers across the country must:

  • Ensure the areas where birds are kept are unattractive to wild birds, for example by netting ponds, and by removing wild bird food sources;
  • Feed and water your birds in enclosed areas to discourage wild birds;
  • Minimise movement in and out of bird enclosures;
  • Clean and disinfect footwear and keep areas where birds live clean and tidy;
  • Reduce any existing contamination by cleansing and disinfecting concrete areas, and fencing off wet or boggy areas.

Bird keepers and members of the public are being asked to report any dead wild birds to the DEFRA helpline on 03459 33 55 77 and keepers should report suspicion of disease to Animal and Plant Health Agency on 03000 200 301. » Less

Posted: Fri, 27 Nov 2020 13:45 by Kate Barker