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

AtoZ search | Site Map | Contact | About the website inc cookies

Heritage Wardens

Heritage Report for June 2018

Full report in the monthly listings on the right.

Volunteer Group

Coleorton Wood

We have spent all of our time at the wood strimming the pathways and clearing them of any obstruction vegetation. The wood has not been mown so we have had to clear most of the paths to give good access. We have also re-tidied the car park.

More planks of timber have also been produced with the milling attachment.

We have discussed amongst ourselves the concept of the Parish Council purchasing a scythetype petrol driven mower and the volunteer group doing the mowing. The mower would cost around 1,000, but there are major issues of where we would store it and how would we transport it - might be worth discussing?

About Coleorton Wood >>

Management Plan

The short-term work programme for the woods expired at the end of 2017 and now needs to be reviewed and a new work programme agreed for the next five years. I have not been informed if this plan is being produced.

Forest Schools

Viscount Beaumont School continue to hold their Forest School in the wood.

Swingboat Nurseries Nurseries have made great progress with small groups of children at New Lount reserve as part of their Forest School activities.

New Lount Reserve

We have been strimming areas around the reserve to allow better access. We have also started constructing a new path in an area that creates severe access problems in the winter months.

About New Lount Nature Reserve >>


The Workshop Group is making good progress with the war memorial bench.

Proposed plaque for the Memorial bench will say:

The bench was made for Coleorton Parish Council by
Coleorton & New Lount Volunteer Group

More about the Volunteer Group >>

War Memorial Cleaning/Restoration

The cleaning of the war memorial took place on Tuesday 24th April; and we are still awaiting feedback from the WMT as to the next stage; Andrew has contacted them on this topic.

WW1 Celebrations

We now have a committee working on this project which will take place on Wednesday 26th September from 2.00 ? 3.30p.m. at Viscount Beaumont School. I will produce a report on progress and circulate it to councillors.

John Macdonald (June 2018)

Coleorton Parish have two Heritage Wardens -
John MacDonald and Rob Oldham.

John Macdonald has recently retired from running his own consultancy business, where he was involved in the food manufacturing industry. John and his family have lived in Coleorton for nearly 20 years. John is involved with various projects with the Swannington Heritage Trust and is working with the Council on the management plans for Coleorton Wood. A keen genealogist, John likes to research into the history and heritage of family members to understand “what life was like when they were alive”. John is a member of the RSPB and has always had a keen interest in natural history and the countryside. email John MacDonald

Rob Oldham is a retired academic, previously based at De Montfort University in Leicester, where he worked in ecology, especially in respect of amphibians. He continues to study amphibians in Coleorton, especially the common toad and the crested newt. He served as secretary of the Coleorton Millennium Committee and was involved with the development of the Coleorton Heritage Trail. email Rob Oldham.

The Heritage Wardens work closely with The Coleorton Heritage Group and The Coleorton & New Lount Volunteer Group.


Heritage Warden reports

See also reports from the Volunteer Group and Heritage Group

(These reports are in pdf format)

June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
January 2018

December 2017
November 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
Annual report to May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
January 2017

December 2016
November 2016
September 2016
August 2016
April 2016
March 2016
January 2016

June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
February 2015
January 2015

December 2014
October 2014
August 2014
June 2014
May 2014
March 2014

December 2013
September 2013
March 2013

October 2012
September 2012

October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
June 2011
April 2011
February 2011

October 2010
September 2010
July 2010
May 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010

October 2009
September 2009


Coleorton Heritage Group

Coleorton & New Lount Volunteer Group

Population Census