Your Parish Council
The separate villages of Barkestone, Plungar & Redmile were grouped into one parish in 1936. The three small villages, with a combined adult population of 650, are set geographically in the Vale of Belvoir and administratively in Leicestershire and the Borough of Melton. Overlooked by Belvoir Castle, home of the Duke of Rutland the villages are linked by the disused Grantham canal.
Contact the Parish Clerk (Michele Jones) for Parish or general queries.
The Parish Clerk works together with us to deliver the range of services we provide. She can be contacted at Parish Office, by phone or email.
Parish Council Responsibilities
- HTRTPA Clickable Document
How to respond to planning applications. This guide will show you how to make sure your voice is heard. This file is quite large and will take some time to download. (pdf file)
- National Planning Policy Statement June 2010 Document
This is the national planning policy statement published by central government in June 2010. This policy provides guidelines for local authority planning departments.
- Listed buildings
A listed building is one which is included on the statutory list of buildings of special architectural interest which has been compiled by the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, through its advisors English Heritage. Being listed gives a building prestige value and acknowledges that it is special and part of our national heritage which must be protected. The lists include a wide variety of structures from country houses, castles and churches to telephone kiosks, milestones and village pumps.
- Report a Road Problem to Leicestershire Highways Web Link
- Link to Rural Community Council Leicestershire Web Link