Coleorton Parish

Coleorton Parish in Leicestershire includes the villages of Coleorton, Coleorton Moor, Church Town
and Farm Town as well as parts of Peggs Green, Griffydam and Lount

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Local History & Heritage

Our neighbouring village of Griffydam held an Open Gardens event on Saturday which was also the launch of their Heritage Trail. The event was well attended with visitors from Tamworth and Woodville among the many locals. The gardens were an inspiration and lots of us are going to have new projects once the weather gets a bit cooler!

If you didn't manage to get to Griffydam on Saturday, you can find details of the Heritage Trail on Griffydam Community website >>

The Festival of Archaeology is a fortnight (14-28 July) of events, talks, walks and hands-on activities around Leicestershire and Rutland. Local events include:

  • Walk the Swannington Incline Saturday 14th and Sunday 29th July (morning)
  • Califat Coal Mine Excavation, Swannington, Saturday 14th and Sunday 29th July (afternoon)
  • Grace Dieu Priory (Thringstone) Guided walks Sundays 15th & 22nd July
  • Guided walk of Breedon Hill and Church Wednesday 18th July: 2pm, meet in the carpark, no booking required.
  • Family Archaeology Day, Ashby, Wednesday 18th July: 10.30am - 3.30pm St Helens Community Heritage Centre, no booking required.

Programme of events and booking details >>. (Booking essential for most events)

If you get the heritage bug, take a look at the projects which the Coleorton Heritage Group are doing:

  • Blue Plaque project (launching in October)
  • Memories Book
  • Snapshot-in-time and
  • History walks in September

and of course the Coleorton Heritage Trail >>.



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Notices and alerts from police, neighbourhood watch, district & county councils and other community groups.



About Coleorton Parish

Coleorton Parish includes the villages of Coleorton, Coleorton Moor, Church Town and Farm Town as well as parts of Peggs Green, Griffydam and Lount. The Parish Plan survey in 2008 found that parishioners felt communication of information throughout the parish was not effective and so a website was set up to address this. The website has now become a centre of information about activities and events in and around Coleorton, local clubs and organisations, a directory for local businesses and services and a platform for people who would like to share their enthusiasm for local history and the environment.

If you would like to contribute any item about Coleorton or surrounding areas or add details of your club, organisation or event (no charge) or have any suggestions for items on this website please email webmaster@coleorton.org.uk.


Local businesses and services

Coleorton residents are an enterprising bunch: the latest Coleorton businesses listed in the local services directory include IT specialists, photographers and dog walkers. Email webmaster@coleorton.org.uk if you would like your local business listed (free of charge for Coleorton-based businesses or owners).

News:

Draft Minutes of June Parish Council meeting

Heritage Warden update

Volunteer Group news

Coleorton Heritage Group news

Crime prevention Officer

 

Local Events:

Festival of Leicestershire and Rutland Archaeology 2018 Saturday 14 July to Sunday 28 July. 80 events will be held all over the two counties to celebrate local archaeology.

Coleorton Heritage Group meeting Thursday 19 July 7.00 pm at Church Lane, Ravenstone

Thringstone Live Music Festival Saturday 4 August. Free event - from 1.00pm at Charles Booth Centre, Thringstone.

More events in and around Coleorton

Updates:

13/07/2018
Gigabit Broadband Voucher scheme

06/07/2018
Presentation slides from Superfast Leicestershire meeting

01/07/2018
Draft Minutes of June Parish Council meeting

28/06/2018
Heritage Warden report for June

27/06/2018
1814 Leicestershire map added to Maps page

 

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