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Newtown Linford Parish Council

Serving the people of Newtown Linford

Clerk: Pam McMorran
76 Main Street, Newtown
Linford, Leicester LE6 0AD

Newtown Linford lies to the north west of Leicester. It formed part of the Bradgate Estate which was sold by Auction in November 1925. The Estate was formerly the property of the Seventh Earl of Stamford and Warrington and sold by Mrs. K.H.V. Grey. See the table showing the prices of most of the properties.

Newtown Linford Parish Council provides your local services. We strive to make Newtown Linford a better place to live, work and visit. Our website includes a wealth of information about how we conduct business and what we do. Use the search or browse the site to find whatever you are looking for. If you can't find the information you require then please contact us.

A little more about our Council and why we are here

Local (community, neighbourhood, parish, village and town) councils are statutory bodies and are the first tier of local government in England. They serve electorates ranging from small rural communities, towns and small cities; all are independently elected and raise a precept – a form of council tax – from the local community. Together, they can be identified as among the nation's most influential grouping of grassroots opinion-formers.

There are 9,000 local councils in England. Over 16 million people live in communities served by local councils, around 25% of the population. There are 80,000 councillors who serve these councils, making a difference in their communities. £1 billion is invested in these communities every year.

Local councils work towards improving community well being and providing better services at a local level. Their activities fall into three main categories: representing the local community; delivering services to meet local needs; striving to improve quality of life and community well being.

Through an extensive range of discretionary powers local councils provide and maintain a variety of important and visible local services including allotments, bridleways, burial grounds, bus shelters, car parks, commons and open spaces, community transport schemes, community safety and crime reduction measures, events and festivals, footpaths, leisure and sports facilities, litter bins, public toilets, planning, street cleaning and lighting, tourism activities, traffic calming measures, village greens and youth projects. These existing powers were recently strengthened by powers contained in the Localism Act including the extension of the General power of competence to eligible local councils.

Minutes of Parish Council Meetings

The minutes of Parish Council Meetings are put onto the website after their approval at the following Council meeting. Click the Minutes Archive from the menu on the left and navigate to the correct month. If you wish to read the minutes in the interim, please contact the Clerk.

The Parish Council website Site Administrator is the Clerk Pam McMorran who can be contacted on 01530 242201 or email

It is possible for groups and organizations in the village to have pages on this site. If you would like to be a Page Editor please contact the Site Administrator.

This page shows the first three News Entries:- for all news please click on News

Latest News

Coffee and Cake - presentation to retiring Parish Councillors and Clerk

Coffee and Cake - presentation to retiring Parish Councillors and Clerk

Sat, 10 Sep 2016 17:09 by Pam McMorran - Site Administrator

This event took place on the 8th September and full photographs of the four presentations will appear in the October issue of the village magazine.

This photograph shows the retiring Clerk Lydia Knott who has served for 45 years and the new Clerk Pam McMorran who retired as a Parish Councillor in March this year after serving 14 years.

Hedge Cutting

Hedge Cutting

Mon, 05 Sep 2016 17:00 by Pam McMorran - Site Administrator

A resident has asked when hedges can be cut. I think this is the correct up to date position. I believe not many people are aware of it.

see the link to the NFU

Street Lighting

Street Lighting

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 09:10 by Pam McMorran - Site Administrator

LED street lighting is presently being installed. Most of the village should be completed within the next few weeks. I believe this is supposed to make the supply cheaper but am not convinced. We were told this when they started turning the lights off after midnight but the bill was never less.