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Newtown Linford Parish Council

Serving the people of Newtown Linford

Clerk: Lydia Knott
34 Groby Lane, Newtown
Linford, Leicester LE6 0HH

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 Assistant Clerk.

The Parish Council website Site Administrator is 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

Parish Councillor Casual Vacancy

Parish Councillor Casual Vacancy

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 17:48 by Pam McMorran - Site Administrator

A vacancy has arisen due to the retirement of a Councillor who has served 45 years. If you are interested in learning more about it, please contact Pam McMorran or tel 01530 242201. Our next Council meeting is on Monday 26th September, why not come along and see for yourself.

Neighbourhood Watch

Neighbourhood Watch

Sun, 07 Aug 2016 11:07 by Pam McMorran - Site Administrator

The only reports this month are three incidents of damage which could mean anything or anywhere. I do not think it is to actual properties.

Tax reclaim scam

Mon, 01 Aug 2016 10:17 by Pam McMorran - Site Administrator

I have just received an email purporting to be from the Tax department telling me I can claim some money back. Looks realistic but it is not genuine. If you receive one do not fill it in. No idea what would happen because obviously I cannot try it.


Assistant Parish Clerk:- Pam. A. McMorran 76 Main Street Newtown Linford LE6 0AD

Tel: 01530 242201 email: pamriverlyn@msn.com